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Lionel Messi: I’m very hurt

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Lionel Messi is not hurt because of a car accident, just because the Argentinian national team did not play well during the Coppa America. He’s in Chile still and preparing for a friendly game tonight. [Link]

This whole rumor about Messi being involved in a car accident was started on some website and picked up by the Lebanese media for unexplainable reasons.

Hope I did not give the Messi fans a scare with the title.

Mosaic reopening soon

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Mosaic is set to reopen its doors next week at the Intercontinental Phoenicia Hotel in Beirut after being closed for renovation. [Link]

This place has the best buffet in town by far and I am looking forward to seeing its new layout.

Lionel Messi involved in a car accident?

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Few hours ago, I read on Kataeb News portal that Lionel Messi had a car accident in Argentina and was seriously injured. His gf was with him and died instantly because of the crash. I googled to see if it’s true or not and found nothing online. Some 20 minutes later, the same portal denies the news so I forgot about it until LBCI just mentioned the news few minutes ago!

So I checked again and could not find anything online about this. There is not even a mention of a rumor of Messi having an accident. So I ask LBCI where the hell did they get this piece of information from and how can they allow themselves to report such news without verifying it?

Update: Messi is in Chile not even in Argentina today and all this rumor about him getting involved in a car accident is a lie. [Link1] [Link2]

Fireworks banned in Lebanon

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Interior Minister Marwan Charbel banned the use of firecrackers and restricted the use of fireworks in a statement carried by the National News Agency Monday. [More]

Does this decision remind you of any previous one? I really want to see how our new minister is gonna implement this law. Imagine cops running after little kids playing with firecrackers in every little town in Beirut to celebrate Ramadan. That’s gonna be fun.

And Miss Mermaid Jounieh’s title goes to …

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Madeleine Lichaa! (Since Ivy was obviously dying to know)

I don’t know which one the winner is in the picture but I am guessing the one sitting in the middle. She’s the nicest looking of all.

Funny though how Lebanese like to sneak in a beauty pageant competition into every festival or event. I wonder what were the questions they asked them?

– How can one become a mermaid?
– How’s the sea doing these days? Chou se3er el le2oss?
– We hear a lot of pirates are stealing boats these days. What will you mermaids do to take out that threat?
– If you had 10 sea pearls, what will you buy with them (Except your voice)?

List of Lebanese Restaurants to avoid

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I was sent an email today listing more than twenty restaurants to avoid in Lebanon. The email said the list was from Marcel Ghanem’s blog. However I searched and could not find any blog for Marcel, just a website, a facebook page, and a twitter and YouTube account.

So if anyone has any reliable link to such a list, please share it with us so we post the list, cause otherwise we would be damaging some restaurants’ pages unjustly.

PS: LBCI news send a text message last night and denied such list. Good thing I did not post it.

Met Fehman

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Mahmoud Mabsout, best known as Fehman, had a heart attack while performing on stage in a local festival in Kfarssir, South Lebanon. He was rushed to a nearby hospital but died few hours later. [Link]

His shows used to be (and probably still are) broadcasted on Tele Liban.