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1 décembre 2011 4 01 /12 /décembre /2011 22:29


World AIDS Day is held on 1 December each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died.

World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day and the first one was held in 1988.

UNAIDS took the lead on World AIDS Day campaigning from its creation until 2004. From 2004 onwards the World AIDS Campaign’s Global Steering Committee began selecting a theme for World AIDS Day in consultation with civil society, organisations and government agencies involved in the AIDS response.

Themes run for one or two years and are not just specific to World AIDS Day. Campaigning slogans such as ‘Stop AIDS. Keep the Promise’ have been used year round to hold governments accountable for their HIV and AIDS related commitments.


World AIDS Day this year is about “Getting to Zero.” Zero New HIV Infections.
Zero Discrimination and Zero AIDS Related Deaths.

Backed by the United Nations the “Getting to Zero” campaign runs until 2015 and builds on last year’s successful World AIDS Day “Light for Rights” initiative encompassing a range of vital issues identified by key affected populations.


How did the red ribbon become so well known?



In the early days, the artists made the ribbons themselves and distributing them around the New York art scene and dropped them off at theatres. Initially there was a text that went with it, to explain why they were being worn, but eventually this was dropped as its symbolism no longer needed an explanation.

Within weeks of the red ribbon idea being born, world-famous actors starting wearing the red ribbon to high-profile award ceremonies such as the Oscars and talking about why it was important. The media also cottoned on, and within a short space of time the red ribbon symbol became universally recognised.

At the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert held at London's Wembley Stadium on Easter Sunday 1992, more than 100,000 red ribbons were distributed among the audience, with performers such as George Michael wearing one. The Red Ribbon continues to be a powerful force in the efforts to increase public awareness of HIV.

Act Aware


This World AIDS Day – and all year round – we're asking you to Act Aware. Acting aware means finding out the facts about HIV and using this knowledge to protect yourself and others from HIV infection.

 Many people do not understand how HIV is transmitted, how it can be prevented, or the reality of living with HIV today. People living with HIV can also still face stigma and discrimination from society.

 Want to do something about this? Visit HIVaware — a fun, interactive new website which provides all the information everyone should know about HIV.


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30 novembre 2011 3 30 /11 /novembre /2011 22:52


I suffer a lot from dark circles around my eyes, that's why i'm always searching for new, revolutionary products for this area.

I discovered a while ago the Givenchy Doctor White line which is entirely based on clinically effective research and results… 



... and what got my attention from this line was "The Absolute White Eye Care"



This light, easily absorbed, perfecting treatment reinforces the action of dermo-Melanin Break Complex with licorice extract to boost clarity and luminosity around the eyes, while simultaneously targeting wrinkles, dark circles and puffiness.

The eye area is visibly brightened, unified, more luminous and smoother.

Simply the eyes look younger!



How to apply?

The Absolute White Eye Care can be used every morning, after washing your face and before applying your day cream. You just squeeze it to get a small quantity on your fourth finger from both hands and gently apply it on the eyes area.

I've been using it for quite a while now and its effect is awesome. My eyes aren't as tired as before and no matter how late I sleep I don't have the dark cicrles that I used to have before.

I'm sure if I keep on using it, dark circles will vanish for real...

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28 novembre 2011 1 28 /11 /novembre /2011 21:46


It's winter time...your days are getting hectic and shorter... you want more practical beauty products?!

Well, I found this marvelous make-up remover from LA ROCHE-POSAY for the face, eyes and lips. 






Miscellar physiological solution gently removes make-up from sensitive skin. It has high make-up removing power, soap free, alcohol free, colorant free and paraben free.


Way of use:

You apply it on the face, eyes and lips using a cotton ball and remove gently. You don't need to rinse with water afterwards.

Your face is clean and fresh with respect of it's physiological balance.


Did you like this product?

Which make-up remover are you using?



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26 novembre 2011 6 26 /11 /novembre /2011 21:27


In a country where 1 out of 7 children falls victim to sexual abuse, many find themselves learning about these disturbing figures for the first time. That’s because in Lebanon, such topics are not deemed suitable for discussion.


“We have a lot of subjects that are considered taboo in Lebanon, and as a result, we avoid talking about them because they make us feel uncomfortable. Here, the law stops at the doorstep of every home, where abuse can be prevalent”, says Areej Mahmoud (Creative Director, Leo Burnett Beirut).


Himaya, an organization against child abuse, turned to Leo Burnett to create an awareness campaign that would help break the silence and encourage victims and witnesses to begin reporting the abuse.


“While the message was simple, we knew that awakening the public was not going to be. People need to know that any child, even their own, can be a target of this horrible crime, and not just at home, but also in public places where they should feel safe”, says Nada Abi Saleh (Deputy Managing Director, Leo Burnett Beirut)


The team behind the project at Leo Burnett Beirut decided to take the challenge, employing all forms of media to raise awareness on the topic and pursuing methods that would likely generate public engagement.


The campaign was quick to introduce the notion that Predators can truly be anywhere when it ran a series of TVC’s communicating the hidden dangers surrounding children today. The films, which featured a sinister and camouflaged assailant watching children in places where they should feel secure, paved the way for social media, online videos, and daring outdoor stunts to drive the message even further and eventually call on the public to begin taking action.


“It’s a difficult subject, but it makes you realize that none of us can afford to remain silent. We have to break the silence.” Charbel Sawane (Senior Art Director, Leo Burnett Beirut)


The public response to the campaign made it evident that all mediums used to communicate this unsettling message resonated in the same eye-opening fashion, one that marked the clear intentions of a campaign which succeeded in capturing the grim nature of a subject few dared to speak of until today.



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23 novembre 2011 3 23 /11 /novembre /2011 22:17


I was invited last Wednesday to London’s most glamorous and exclusive bar and club, Whisky Mist  in Beirut’s prestigious five-star hotel, Phoenicia Beirut.




Le Paon Rouge Wednesdays makes you travel through a musical journey celebrating years of remarkable hits. Think disco balls, an extravaganza of choreographed dancers, theatrical entertainment and party favors as they revive the era of the elite!


Here are some pictures to feast your eyes...



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Cheers to the Tweeps and Bloggers! 


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23 novembre 2011 3 23 /11 /novembre /2011 14:22




Due the horrific rape and murder of a young Lebanese woman (God bless her soul and help her family) in Sahel Alma, Georges Fahmy from Senshido is offering FREE weekly Senshido women self defense "Safe For Life" seminars in Lebanon during December 2011 and January 2012.


Our Best Selling seminar, the "Safe for Life" 6-hour workshop empowers women by teaching them about awareness, avoidance, evasion, de-escalation, physical tools and tactics, psychological distraction, manipulation of human behavior, and much more to survive rapists, stalkers, domestic abusers, and other types of criminals. Join us and get a solid understanding of real-life self defense that will stay with you forever.



All women aged 14 and above are welcome. This is a FREE seminar that will help you live a safer and happier life. Just come wearing some old clothes/ gym clothes.


For more information:

- you can call M. Georges Fahmy on 03 499 712

- or you can e-mail him on georges.fahmy@senshido.net 

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23 novembre 2011 3 23 /11 /novembre /2011 10:18




BEIRUT, November     14th - At a glamorous brunch hosted by Procter and Gamble - Near East, the company launched the new Koleston Color Intense Foam from Wella, the latest innovation in hair coloring, at Le Vendome, in the present of top beauty editors from TV’s and magazines, as well as beauty experts and representatives from P&G .


Mr. Abdallah Boustany, PR Manager for Wella – Near East, first introduced the brand, talking about the innovative foam, and highlighting that Koleston Color Intense Foam is a revolution in hair coloring at home, bringing forth the latest and most convenient home hair coloring technique to women in 60 years.

To bring the product to life, the event proceeded with Mr. Rony Nacouzi, the well-known hair expert, who gave a live demonstration of hair coloring, as he explained in detail the product properties. Mr.Nacouzi emphasized the many advantages it offers, with its non-drip, easy to spread and intense color properties, all in three simple steps: shake, foam and indulge in a totally innovative home hair coloring experience.


Everyone was impressed by the final outcome when the model displayed the result of her hair dying experience. Koleston Color Intense Foam is distinctive for its convenience, it being easy-to-use and less effort consuming in comparison to other hair colorants. This is, without a doubt, what makes Koleston Color Intense foam a dream come true for women who suffer the hassle of home hair coloring.


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21 novembre 2011 1 21 /11 /novembre /2011 21:42


Yesterday at 6h00 p.m. all the teams stopped working, it was time to pitch their ideas in front of the jury that included the Lebanese Minister of Telecommunications Nicholas Sehnawi and Dr. Khater Abi Habib.

The top 5 finalists are:

- 3djonline


- Taktus


- Insa7ni


- Kol-3a-zaw2ak


- The Dream Matcher



The winner will be announced during the GEW party on the 25th of November.

Which team do you think will be The Winning Team?? 

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20 novembre 2011 7 20 /11 /novembre /2011 21:06



For Chevrolet 100 years anniversary, IMPEX, the exclusive Chevrolet dealer in Lebanon, has decided that instead of celebrating with the standard gala event, IMPEX will donate 100USD for every new Chevrolet purchased during  100 days to help children fight cancer. The donations will go to the Children’s Cancer Center of Lebanon (CCCL), CHANCE (CHildren AgaiNst CancEr) and Kids First.  The 100-day period starts from October 11, 2011 till January 18, 2012.


“This initiative is one that is uniquely Lebanese, and we are proud to contribute in this cause which  is very close to our heart   ” said  Samir Homsi, IMPEX Chairman and CEO. IMPEX is driving social responsibility to promote a cause that they strongly believe in, and Chevrolet is celebrating its birthday by championing a noble fight that deserves all the traction and exposure it can muster.


“Through this exceptional promotion, we hope to not only make a difference in our consumers lives with a great quality and attractive product, but to also better the lives of the many young cancer patients that are helped through the associations that we are partnering with ” Homsi added.

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20 novembre 2011 7 20 /11 /novembre /2011 10:00


After getting all the techniques and information they needed from the four days workshop, the teams started working on their ideas during the Bootcamp.

The teams are working hard in coding, designing, planning and executing their ideas, since Friday at 6:00 p.m. and they have till today at 6:00 p.m. to submit their Phase 3 deliverables. 

I visited them yesterday in the afternoon to check their work and this is a brief from each team:


- Red drops team: @RedDropsLebanon 


They are developping a website where people who are in need of Blood can go to. It's a way that makes the process of searching for Blood from any type much easier!  

- Global team: @GlobalTeam5



They are developping a phone application where you can find restaurants at an affordable price in the area you are located in.



- Mario Bros:@mario_bros_exec  


They are developping a website that provides a service that helps customers reach quality technicians, wherever they are located. 



- 3 dj online:@3djOnline  


A talented team of #3D #CAD #jewelry designers and artists developping a website for all jewelry designers who are interested in 3D, where they can find lots of 3D designs and they can also share their work together.

- Dream matcher: @thedreammatcher 



They are developping a Social Network to match people together to help them realize their dreams! 


- The Penguins: @ThePenguinsExec




The expincers

They are developping a mobile application that can show you all your expenses while using your Credit Card or Debit Card as well as it can give you statistics. 



- Collabrotouch: @Collabrotouch @taktusapp 


They are developing a presentation tool focusing on visuals and they're working that their application works on different platforms, Mobiles, PCs, IPad... 


- 3atari2ak: @3ataree2ak 


They are developping a car pooling website and hopefully they'll be also present on Foursquare.


- Safer.com: @saafercom 


They are developping a website where you can log in when you want to travel with low expenses. You can find discounted packages when you create a group. 



- Smart Code: @SmartCodeApp 
















They are developping a mobile application that will change the way you shop in supermarkets. It can give you advices and health tips on the products you are buying.  




The teams came up with interesting ideas, they are working hard non stop, they didn't get any sleep since Friday!!

The Teams will be presenting their work tonight to the Juries and let the best team win!

Wish  you all the best of Luck!!  

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