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A genius solution to the Fiat bridge

You probably have all heard about the closure of the Fiat bridge a couple of weeks ago due to a defect in its structure causing some massive traffic jam for a few days.

Shortly after restoring it the bridge was reopened again with a genius solution to prevent crossing trucks from crossing it, two huge and dangerous concrete separators were put at each of the two entries of the bridge, and they’re BARELY visible at night that I almost crashed my car into one of them a few days ago!

So next time you’re at Corniche El-Nahr, just be careful when you’re about to cross the Fiat bridge.

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Miss met3a

Did this image make way to your Facebook news feed too?

Al-Jadeed news anchor’s jacket covered the wrong part of her t-shirt yesterday making it look like she had “Miss met3a” written on it, whereas the t-shirt originally had “Miss Tamet3a” written.

Cool choice nevertheless!

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Lebanese specialties by L’Orient-Le Jour

I just found L’Orient-Le Jour is making a video series around Lebanon to introduce people to the Lebanese specialties from Sfiha Baalbakiyyeh, to Kibbe Nayyeh, Moujaddara and much more.

The last video was published yesterday about Halewet El-Jeben, a specialty from Tripoli, and featuring Abdel Rahman Hallab’s grandson, Zaher Hallab.

You can check the other specialties on L’Orient-Le Jour’s YouTube Channel. They’re all in french of course…

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Truck crashes into a computer shop in Achkout

A friend of mine runs a computer shop in Achkout called “Computer Zone” which suddenly had to turn into a garage after one truck crashed straight into it a few days ago!

Luckily no one was hurt.

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Almaza Light – Summer Season 2

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Cafe owners protesting for their arguileh

Lebanese tobacco control law number 174 which prohibits people from smoking in all enclosed public spaces went into effect as of today but cafe owners are as expected protesting against this law and calling for exceptions to be made!

Those cafe owners had more than a year to adapt to this law, yet they chose to wait till the last day to express their concerns about it claiming that it puts their business at risk and might force them to fire a lot of their employees.

What I believe these businessmen are missing is that the main reason for people go to coffee places for is basically to socialize, gathering around an arguileh is of course a reason, but I highly doubt people will stop going to restaurants if arguileh is banned as they will still need to get together over a lunch, dinner, dessert, or even a cup of coffee…

Second, what I recently have noticed is that most of the people are missing the definition of an “enclosed public space” according to law 174. Here’s how the law puts, and below is an illustration of it.

Enclosed public places include any of the aforementioned places that is covered by a ceiling and bounded by more than two walls, regardless of the type of materials used for the construction of the ceiling or the walls, and regardless of whether the construction was permanent or temporary. Source

Taken from Smoke Free Lebanon FB page

Now don’t tell me it was hard to get around that… I’m pretty sure cafe owners were generating enough profit to carry out a redecoration to remove some walls, install curtain glass instead, and leave them open during summer season.

But NO, we love to make a drama out of everything!

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Pepsi Lebanon – Surprising Elio

Pretty cool!!

Elio won a football through a Pepsi promotion but didn’t know where to collect his prize. The team at Pepsi were touched by his message and decided to give him a little surprise!

via Brofessional Review

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Taking photos in Beirut now needs a special permission

Group photography and big photo gear seem to frighten the government!

According to this article from SK Eyes, a group of photographers were approached by police officers at Ain El-Mrayseh few days ago, and were forced to stop taking photos because they did not have a permission to do so from the authorities! One of the officers later explained that the governor of Beirut has forbidden taking photos in the area of Ain El-Mrayseh because big photo gear can frighten people.

Burning tires and kidnapping people in broad daylight on the other hand don’t seem like they worry people that much for the governor of police officers to take any action about them…

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Chi.N.N – Ramadan’s events recap

Last episode of Chi.N.N was really impressive. Salam El-Zaatari made a recapitulation of the events that happened during Ramadan to remind us how bad Lebanon is becoming because of our ignorance… Make sure to check it out.

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Amir el 3azab

Notice “Wakes Up” next to his phone number, I’m pretty sure he means WhatsApp!

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