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A Walk Inside Horsh Beirut

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Joelle from RacingThoughts had the opportunity to visit Horsh Beirut and take pictures, after a local NGO called NAHNOO got the permission to hold a picnic inside the park for 3 hours only.

As you all probably know, the Beirut municipality does not allow anyone to enter the park for fear of vandalism and poor maintenance. I wish I had known earlier about this event as I’ve never been to Horsh Beirut yet. I am going to email them and see if it’s possible to go for a visit.

Check her post [Here].

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A Faux Pas From Ashraf Rifi

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Justice Minister Ashraf Rifi has requested today to legally pursue a group of Lebanese who were seen burning a flag for the Islamic State of Iraq (ISIS) in Sassine’s Square, Achrafieh. I’ve never expected Rifi to come up with a statement. If anything, those who are raising this ISIS flag in Achrafieh, Tripoli and anywhere else in Lebanon should be the ones pursued legally and arrested.

Speaking of sedition, what is the purpose of raising an ISIS flag in Sassine Square?

Beirut is Amazing City Greening Plan

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The “Beirut Is Amazing” project was launched a couple of years ago in an attempt to green up the capital. The plan is to improve and increase green spaces and provide Lebanese with more accessible and attracting streets.

Nadim AbouRizk, Vice President of Beirut’s Municipal council, has been sharing pictures of what Beirut looks like now and how it’s expected to look after the project is implemented. As you can see, the transformation looks amazing but I don’t know if this will ever be implemented, specially that the Sodeco – Mathaf road is one of the busiest roads in Beirut. Did they consider the amount of traffic closing down this road will generate? What are the alternative routes available?

I’d love to know more about this initiative if anyone has more information.

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Lebanon To Toughen Regulations On Unofficial Beauty Clinics

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It’s about time the authorities decide to close down these beauty “mini-markets” spread around the country. I’ve heard of so many cases where patients sustained serious injuries in these parlors or even died in some case.

In response to the phenomenon, the Cabinet and the Health Ministry have recently put forward a draft law to be voted on by Parliament that addresses the issue.

The head of Parliament’s Committee of Public Health, Future MP Atef Majdalani, said: “There is a need to draw a line between the regular beauty parlors, which basically deal with hairdressing and manicures, and beauty centers that carry out hair implants and beautification with Botox.” [Link]