Uber Recycle Now in Beirut!

Beirut_uberRECYCLE_blog_960x540_r2While people are discovering Earth 2.0, Lebanese people are facing a serious trash problem!

In an effort to make Beirut a better place, Uber partnered up with Live Love Beirut & Advanced Car Rental who will be passing around for a full week in vans to collect on-demand recyclable waste via Uber for FREE. All material will be handed over to arcenciel who will handle the recycling process.

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START DIVIDING WASTES IN DIFFERENT COLOURED PLASTIC BAGS!

BLUE: Plastic (i.e Water bottles, detergents, shampoo bottles, beverages…)

BLACK: Paper (i.e Newspapers, magazines, cardboard, boxes…)

PINK (or a 3rd colour): Metal (i.e Tins, cans, metal caps…)


HOW IT WORKS:
  1. Open your Uber app between 3pm to 8pm from July 29th through August 4th
  2. Select the UberRECYCLE optionBeirut_uberRECYCLE_half-screenshot_r1
  3. A van will pass by to collect your bags (Please make sure bags are properly sealed)
  4. All pickups are FREE of charge

Don’t wait, start bagging waste today because we’re coming to your doors as of this Today!

Thank you Uber! At least someone is doing something!

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Lebanon’s first WORLD PREMIERE: Salma Hayek in Elie Saab’s gown for the premiere of Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet

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Salma Hayek put on a sensational display at the Beirut premiere of her new film The Prophet on Monday night.

The 48-year-old looked exquisite in a floor-sweeping silver gown as she prepared to showcase her new production about the famous poetry works of Kahlil Gibran.

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Actress Salma not only voices one of the characters in the enchanting animated tribute, but she also produced the film before leading the red carpet in the late writer’s native Lebanon.

The actress may have tipped her toe into the fountain beside Gibran’s commemorative statue on Sunday, but it might as well have been a fountain of youth when she stunned in silver on Monday.

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Brunette beauty Salma boasted a blemish-free visage with immaculate make-up and a delighted smile as she sent photographers into a frenzy on the world’s stage.

She was petite with her decolletage on show in a belted, plunging number that drew her in neatly at the middle before kicking into an elegant skirt.

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As she turned, Salma showed off a full train that followed faithfully behind her, while giving a look at her tight ringlet curls that swept across her bare back.

The new film has been a labour of love for the dedicated Hollywood starlet, who as begun her promotional tour for the movie in the best place possible, the poet’s birth place.

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The Prophet tells the story of a young girl who finds the voice she lost through her friendship with a poet imprisoned for his ideas.

Salma, who called the film a ‘love letter to my heritage’, was obviously keen to talk about her work of art when she hit the red carpet.

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The actress was seen hushing the crowd as she broke into a speech and even embraced the bustling crowd of reporters waiting to hear her input ahead of the special film preview.

The 48-year-old has been overwhelmed by the support she’s received for bringing the masterpiece to the big screen and even shared a picture of the gifts that she had received while visiting Lebanon this week.

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On her Instagram page she wrote: ‘Thanks to all the people in Lebanon for sending me all these wonderful gifts. Your reputation for generosity is well deserved,’ and followed it with the tags ‘Lebanon,’ ‘Family’ and ‘Gratitude’.

Earlier in the day, Salma brought some flower power to the press conference as she talked more about the masterpiece and the origins of her new film.

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The Prophet will serve as Salma’s fifth time in a producer capacity after films such as Frida and The Maldonado Miracle, as well as producing episodes of Ugly Betty, in which she also played a small part between 2006 and 2007.

The film is an adaptation of Gibran’s 1923 collection of 26 prose poetry essays by the Lebanese artist, philosopher and writer.

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Salma lends her voice to the character of Kamila, while Taken actor Liam Neeson will voice Mustafa and John Krasinski is Halim.

Elie Saab’s Dress: Go grey like Salma in a glittering gown

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When you’re voicing a character in a film and you’re producing that film too, you’ve got every excuse in the book to hit the red carpet in serious style.

Salma Hayek doesn’t ever need much of a reason though to notch things up in the glamour stakes, always stepping out looking fabulous.

For the premiere here for The Prophet, Salma wore a stunning embroidered gown by Elie Saab. The piece came straight off the runway – showcased in the spring/summer couture collection for 2015 and Salma did it serious justice.

Being a couture piece, the dress isn’t available to buy online, but if you click to the right you can snap up a ready-to-wear dress by Elie Saab at Farfetch instead. Alternatively, browse the glittering grey picks below to get Salma’s look for less.

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That Was the Lebanese Hyper-car “Lykan Hypersport” In The Fast And Furious 7 Trailer!

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Maybe you thought it was a Zenvo in the Furious 7 Super Bowl trailer. Maybe you thought it was a Marussia B2. Maybe you were really high and thought it was a Youbian Puma. Nope, it was Lykan Hypersport!

It is worth mentioning that this car was manufactured by the Lebanese company (W Motors), a Dubai based firm. It’s a 6 Cylinder Turbo Engine with 750 HP.

The Lebanese company is now working on a new generation with 20 more HP.

Related Post: Furious 7 Movie: The Full List of Cars!

The super Arab Lykan Hypersport car accelerates from 0 to 60 (100 Km/h) in 2.8 seconds, with a top speed of 395 Km/h!

Zeina Storm hits Lebanon: Daily Pictures & Updates!

Update Thursday 8 Jan: (Location: Hadchit, Zgharta, Bhamdoun, Deir Mar Antonios Kozhaya)

Update Wednesday 7 Jan: (Locations: Anaya Mar Charbel, Hammana, Bekaa, Bzebdine,Tartej Jbeil, Chebaa, Hrajel, Chlifa baalbak, baakafra, Ehden, kfardebian, zahle, jnoub, beirut)

Pics from: Rima Njeim, Beirut, LBCI Facebook Page, LWF)

Update: Tuesday 6 Jan:

آخر التحديثات
المنخفض القطبي “اندرو” يؤثر على لبنان بين الثلاثاء 6 كانون الثاني و الجمعة 9 كانون الثاني.

اليوم الثلاثاء 6: طقس غائم جزئيا الى غائم مع زخات أمطار رعدية متفرقة و رياح قوية جدا و زخات ثلوج فوق “1500” متر. يتحول بعد الظهر أو مساءًا الى غائم و عاصف مع أمطار رعدية غزيرة, زخات برد, رياح قوية جدا و يبدأ تساقط الثلوج مباشرة على “1200” متر يمتد سريعا الى “900” متر + سهل البقاع ليلا و بعد منتصف الليل. خلال ليل الثلاثاء-الأربعاء و صباح الأربعاء تتعرض المناطق التي تزيد عن “800” متر + سهل البقاع الى عاصفة ثلجية عنيفة.

الأربعاء 7: طقس غائم و عاصف مع أمطار رعدية غزيرة, رياح قوية “أحيانا”, زخات برد. تتساقط الثلوج بكثافة عالية جدا فوق “800” متر + سهل البقاع و تمتد الثلوج تدريجيا الى “600” متر بعد الظهر و الى “500” متر مساءًا. و عند ساعات منتصف الليل قد تصل زخات الثلوج الى “400” متر (“300” متر شمالا).

الخميس 8: طفس غائم جزئيا الى غائم مع زخات ثلوج فوق “400” متر + سهل البقاع. يصبح الطقس مساءًا شديد البرودة مع تشكل جليد في العديد من المناطق. تبقى الفرصة قائمة بعد ظهر و مساء الخميس لنفنفات ثلجية على المرتفعات فوق “400” متر + سهل البقاع.

الجمعة 9: طقس غائم جزئيا الى غائم على الساحل. بعض النفنفات الثلجية فوق “400” متر.
تحذير شديد اللهجة من الجليد على مرتفعات متدنية بدءا من يوم الخميس.

Latest updates
The polar low ANDREW affects the area between Tuesday and Friday

Tuesday 6: Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with local thundery rain showers, very strong winds and snow showers above “1500” M. Turning cloudy and stormy in the afternoon or evening with heavy thundery rain, hail showers, very strong winds. Snow starts directly at “1200” M and goes down fast to “900” M + Bekaa at night and around midnight. Very strong snow storm above “800” M + Bekaa during the night of Tuesday/Wednesday and Wednesday morning

Wednesday 7: cloudy skies , stormy with heavy thundery rain, hail showers, strong winds sometimes. Very heavy snow expected above “800” M + Bekaa, snow will be going down to “600” M in the afternoon and to “500” M in
the evening. Snow showers might reach “400” M (“300” M north) by midnight

Thursday 8: Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with possible snow showers above “400” M + Bekaa. Becoming frigid at night. Chance for some flurries Thursday afternoon/night above “400” M + Bekaa

Friday 9: Partly cloudy to cloudy skies on the coasts. Some flurries above “400” M

——- Pics From Beirut Facebook Page & LBCI ——-

Update 1:

3 كانون الثاني 2015 – تحديثات الصباح
المنخفض القطبي “اندرو” يؤثر على لبنان بين الثلاثاء 6 كانون الثاني و الخميس 8 كانون الثاني.

اليوم السبت 3: طقس غائم جزئيا الى غائم مع زخات أمطار متفرقة يتحول بعد الظهر الى غائم مع أمطار رعدية تكون غزيرة أحيانا مع تساقط ثلوج فوق “1350” متر تتدنى حتى “1150” متر ليلا. و “قد” تتدنى الى “1000” متر لفترة محدودة بعد منتصف الليل خاصة في البقاع.

الأحد 4: طقس غائم جزئيا مع احتمال أمطار محلية صباحا.

الاثنين 5: طقس غائم جزئيا الى غائم مع زخات أمطار محلية يتحول بعد الظهر الى غائم مع أمطار غزيرة خاصة في الشمال. رياح قوية جدا.

الثلاثاء 6: طقس غائم جزئيا الى غائم مع زخات أمطار رعدية متفرقة و رياح قوية جدا. يتحول بعد الظهر أو مساءًا الى غائم و عاصف مع أمطار رعدية غزيرة, زخات برد, رياح قوية و يبدأ تساقط الثلوج مباشرة على “1200” متر يمتد سريعا الى “950” متر + سهل البقاع ليلا و بعد منتصف الليل. خلال ليل الثلاثاء-الأربعاء تتعرض المناطق التي تزيد عن “900” متر الى عاصفة ثلجية قوية جدا. و يمتد تساقط الثلوج تدريجيا حتى “800” متر صباح الأربعاء.

الأربعاء 7: طقس غائم و عاصف مع أمطار رعدية غزيرة, رياح قوية أحيانا, زخات برد. تتساقط الثلوج بكثافة فوق “800” متر و تمتد تدريجيا الى “600” متر بعد الظهر و الى “500” متر مساءًا. و عند ساعات منتصف الليل قد تصل الى “450” متر (“300” متر شمالا).

الخميس 8: طفس غائم جزئيا الى غائم مع زخات ثلوج فوق “400” متر فجرا و صباحا “في حال توفر هطول”. يصبح الطقس مساءًا شديد البرودة مع تشكل جليد في العديد من المناطق.

Latest Updates
The Polar low “Andrew” Affects the area between Tuesday and Thursday

Saturday 3: Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with local rain showers, turning cloudy with heavy thundery rain in the afternoon and snow
above “1350” M going down to “1150” M at night

Sunday 4: Partly cloudy skies with chance for local rain showers in the morning

Monday 5: Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with local rain showers, turning cloudy with heavy rain in the afternoon especially north Lebanon. Very strong winds

Tuesday 6: Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with local rain showers and very strong winds. Turning cloudy in the afternoon or evening with heavy thundery rain, hail showers, strong winds. Snow starts directly at “1200” M and goes down to “950” M + Bekaa night and around midnight. Strong snow storm above “900” M + Bekaa during the night ofTuesday/Wednesday.

Snow is expected to reach “800” M by Wednesday morning

Wednesday 7: cloudy skies , stormy with heavy thundery rain, hail showers, strong winds sometimes. Very heavy snow expected above “800” M, going down to “600” M in the afternoon and to “500” M in
the evening. Snow might reach “450” M (“300” M north) by midnight

Thursday 8: Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with possible snow showers above “400” M in case precipitation is available. Frigid at night.

Pics From: LWF, Skileb, Intercontinental Mzaar.

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يتموضع المُرتفع الأزوري حالياً الى الغرب من البحر المتوسّط و يمتدّ شمالاً حتى فرنسا و ألمانيا و الجزر البريطانية
هذه الوضعية، بالتزامن مع انخفاض الضغط فوق جزيرة أيسلند و ابتعاد الدّب الروسي عن غرب روسيا و البحر الأسود سمَحَ باندفاع كتلة هوائية شديدة البرودة، قطبيّة المنشأ في شرق أوروبا نحو الجنوب مباشرة الى الحوض الشرقي للبحر المتوسط.

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ابتداءً من مساء الأثنين 5 يناير 2015 تلج مياه شرق المتوسّط الدافئة رياح شمالية شديدة البرودة ذات أصول قطبيّة فينخفض الضعط الجوي بشكل كبير و مفاجىء فوق بحر أيجة غرب اليونان و هو المكان المتوقع أن يولد به المُنخفض “آندرو” القطبي.
و مع منتصف ليل 5 – 6 يناير تندفع المزيد من الرياح القطبيه عبر البحر الأسود نحو مركز المنخفض مما يؤدّي الى تعمّقه و ازدياد مساحته و حرّكه بسرعه شرقاً
صباح الثلاثاء يتمركز “آندرو” الى شمال شرق قبرص و يتحول طقس لبنان الى عاصف و ممطر بغزارة مع رياح شديدة و عواصف رعدية عنيفة و زخات بَرَد و تتساقط الثلوج على ارتفاع 1600 متر
ظهر الثلاثاء يمتد تساقط الثلوج الى 1500 متر و 1400 متر شمالاً و

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مساء الثلاثاء تدخل أولى الجبهات القطبيّة المرافقة ل “آندرو” و يطرأ انخفاض حاد على درجات الحرارة و يتدنى مستوى الثلوج بسرعة الى 1000 متر و يستمر الجو عاصف و ممطر بغزارة على الساحل.

صباح الأربعاء 7 يناير يتحرك “آندرو” باتجاه شمال شرقي و يتمركز فوق لواء اسكندرون التركي و يدفع بذلك بثاني الجبهات القطبيّة الشديدة البرودة و يطرأ انخفاض ملحوظ آخر على درجات الحرارة و يصبح الحو ماطر بغزارة على الساحل و يتدنى مستوى الثلوج ليلامس ال 800 متر


عصر الأربعاء تدخل جبهة قطبية أخرى مرافقة للمنخفض آندرو و يطرأ انخفاض آخر على الحرارة و بيدأ تساقط الثلوج و تراكمها على ارتفاع 600 متر مع حلول المساء.

مع منتصف ليل 7-8 يناير يتحرّك “أندرو” شرقاً و يتمركز فوق منطقة الجزيره السّورية و تدخل الجبهة الأشدّ برودة على الأطلاق و يطرأ انخفاض شديد و واضح على درجات الحرارة و يتجدد هطول الأمطار على الساحل و يبدأ تساقط الثلوج على ارتفاع 400 متر و تراكمها و مع ساعات فجر 8 يناير يمتدّ الهطول الى 300 متر و 200 متر شمالاً فى حال توفّر المتساقطات

نهار 8 يناير يرتحل “آندرو” شرقاً نحو شرق تركيا تاركاً وراءه رياح شمالية شديدة البروده قادمة مباشرةَ من القطب و تبقى الفرصة سانحة لهطول ثلوج متقطّعة و عشوائيه على ارتفاع 300 متر
ليل 8-9 يناير يبدأ تأثير مُرتفع جوّي شديد البرودة، قطبي الأصول مصحوب برياح شماليه قارسة البرودة و تتدنى الحراراة الى الصفر على بعض السواحل الشّمالية و -6 على 1000 متر و -12 و ربما أقل من ذلك على 2000 متر و يسيطر الجاليد و الصقيع على مختلف المناطق.

ملاحظة: هذه النشرة على ذمّة الخرائط المُحدّثة بعد ظهر ومساء اليوم، يرجى إنتظار التحديثات اللاحقة في هل حدوث أي تغييرات طارئة، ابقوا معنا لمعرفة أي جديد ولمتابعة أحدث الصور عن العاصفة المرتقبة

Snow in Lebanon

English Version: (Via Google Translate)

“High Azzurri” currently sits to the west of the Mediterranean Sea and extends as far north as France, Germany and the British Isles

This situation, in conjunction with low pressure over Iceland island and away from the Russian Bear western Russia and the Black Sea allowed the rush of very cold air mass, the polarity of origin in Eastern Europe towards the south directly to the eastern basin of the Mediterranean Sea.

As of Monday evening, January 5, 2015 Eastern Mediterranean warm waters of the frigid northern winds of polar air pressuring assets decreases dramatically and unexpectedly over the Aegean Sea, western Greece and is expected to be born with low “Andrew” Polar place.

And with midnight January 5 to 6 hurtling more polar winds through the Black Sea to a low center which leads to deepen and increase in area and move it quickly eastward

Tuesday morning stationed “Andrew” to the north-east of Cyprus and Lebanon weather turns windy and rainy to profusely with strong winds and violent thunderstorms and showers cold and falling snow at an altitude of 1600 meters

Tuesday afternoon snowfall extends to 1,500 meters and 1,400 meters to the north and

Tuesday evening, enter the first polar fronts accompaniment for “Andrew” and undergone a sharp drop in temperatures and snow level is declining rapidly to 1000 meters and continue windy and rainy profusely on the coast.

The morning of Wednesday, January 7 moves “Andrew” toward the northeast and stationed above the Sanjak of Alexandretta Turkish and pushing the second polar fronts extreme cold and undergone another noticeable drop in temperatures and rain Haw become profusely on the coast and the snow level is declining to touch the 800 meters

Wednesday afternoon the intervention of other Polar front accompany the low Andrew and undergone another low heat and Beida and snowfall accumulation to an elevation of 600 meters with the evening.
With midnight on January 7 to 8 moves “Andrew” and stationed in the east area of the island over the Syrian front and the most interference cooler absolute and undergone very low and clear on the temperatures and renewed rainfall on the coast and snow at an altitude of 400 meters and accumulation begins and with the early hours of January 8 precipitation extends to 300 meters and 200 meters to the north in case of availability of precipitation

January 8th day travels, “Andrew” east towards the east of Turkey, leaving behind a very cold northerly winds coming directly from the pole and keep the opportunity to heavy snowfall and intermittent random on 300 meters

The night of January 8 to 9 begins with a high impact of air very cold, polar assets is accompanied by winds and frigid northern Thermometers declining to zero on some northern coast and -6 to -12 and 1000 meters and probably less than that at 2,000 meters and controlled Galad and frost the different regions.

Note: This publication is based on the updated maps afternoon and evening, Stay tuned for more info and pics!

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