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Run The Beirut Marathon In A Wedding Dress To End Early and Forced Marriages in Lebanon

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ABAAD and Esposa Beirut are asking female participants in the Beirut International Marathon to participate and run the 10KM fun run in a wedding dress in order to raise awareness on early and forced marriages in Lebanon and the Middle East and North Africa region. That’s a pretty cool and fun idea. I just hope women will be able to find cheap wedding dresses.

You can find more information [Here].

Vinifest 2014: The Multiplicity of Wine

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Beirut’s wine festival (Vinifest) kicked off yesterday and will go on till Saturday 11th of October 2014 from 6:30 pm till 11:30 pm at the Beirut Hippodrome. Last year’s edition attracted over 60 exhibitors and 23,000 visitors and this year promises to be even better, despite the bad weather. If you like wine and wish to sample some of the best wines in Lebanon, Vinifest is where you should be going.

I will be there on Saturday. See you all and cheers!

Meet Miss Lebanon 2014: Sally Greige

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I think she deserves the win as she was the most beautiful among all contestants. However, she doesn’t look like Georgina Rizk like some people are suggesting online. Sally will represent Lebanon at the Miss World 2014 contest in London on December 14th and at Miss Universe contest in Doral on January 25th.


Miss Leb

Before Sally was announced a winner, Miss Lebanon 2013 Karen Ghrawi slipped and fell on stage but she wasn’t hurt in the process.


Here’s what the new Miss Lebanon had to say about her projects and the importance of social media after she won, which is pretty much the same cliché we hear every year. Speaking of social media, LBCI should consider adding the contestants’ social media accounts somewhere because they are always impossible to find.

Bikeathon 2014: Bike For Lebanon At The Beirut WaterFront

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The Bikeathon was launched last year and is a nice initiative to encourage Lebanese to bike for peace and encourage a more eco-friendly form of transportation. It’s happening this year at the Beirut Water Front on October 5th and you can register [Here].

We desperately needs more bikes and bike lanes in Lebanon to cut down the pollution and the traffic.

Judo Athlete Elias Nacif Grabs Silver For Lebanon At The 17th Asian Games In Incheon

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Elias-nacif-silver-medal-lebanon-asian-games-2014 Picture via sports-961

Elias Nacif defeated Erihemubatu (CHI) in the round of 16, Ghasemi Nejad Amir in the quarter finals and Kalkamanuly Aziz in the semi finalsbefore losing to Kim Jaebum in the final. This is a great result for Elias and the first medial for Lebanon!

Let’s hope more medals will come our way. Here’s the list of all 41 athletes representing Lebanon in Incheon as posted on Sports-961 website:

. Ali Hazer, 400 meters Hurdles
. Gretta Taslakian

. Najd Salloum, 75kg

Canoe Kayak:
. Richard Merjan, Obstacle C1 – Slalom

. Salah Rabah, Road Race
. Zahir El Hajj, MTB – Cross Country

. Dominique Tannous, Epee
. Mona Shaito, Foil

. Karen Shammas, -70kg
. Damien Ziade, -60kg
. Elias Nacif, -80kg
. Francois Charbel Saade (Juniors), -90kg

. Karim Jammal, Captain
. Frederick Makhlouf
. Fadi Saad
. Walid Yassine
. Hassan Karaki
. George Aroyan
. Robin Hachache
. Ibrahim Ballout
. Rudy Hachache
. Jad Al Hachem
. Joseph Touma
. Raymond Asfour

. Ray Bassil, Trap – Double Trap
. Joe Salim, Trap – Team
. Alain Moussa, Trap – Team
. Walid Najjar, Trap – Team
. Elie Akiki, Double Trap – Team
. Wissam Khalil, Double Trap – Team
. Elias Kaadi, Double Trap – Team

. Gabriella Doueihi, 50m freestyle – 100m freestyle – 50m Butterfly – 100m Butterfly
. Anthony Barbar, 200m freestyle – 400m freestyle – 800m freestyle – 200m IM – 400m IM

Table Tennis:
. Lara Kejebachian, Single – Mixed Double
. Rachid El Boubou, Single – Mixed Double

. Elias Hayeck, -63kg
. Fadi Bekhazi, -68kg
. Michel Samaha, -74kg
. Elias Hedary, +87kg

. Avedis Seropiab, All Round Tajiquan
. Patricia Nseir, Changquan
. Elias El Rayess, Sanda -75kg

Pictures From The Beirut Art Fair 2014

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20140918_191710 Plastik VIP stand

If you haven’t been to the Beirut Art Fair yet, I strongly recommend you do. I was there yesterday for the opening and I loved the exhibitions and stands. Here are some of the pictures I took but there’s a lot more to see.

The Beirut Art Fair is taking place between the 18th and 21st September at Biel.

20140918_193455 Talented Autistic Artist Ali Tlais (Alfa 4life booth)

20140918_191142 Les Plumes Galerie Elsie Braidi Beirut