Our main guest today was a person with a passion for movies and cinema. Lebanese actor Chadi Haddad began his professional acting career at the young age of 15. He acted in Egyptian, Lebanese and Iranian films with famous Arab directors such as Najdat Anzour, Marwan Barakat, Charles Sawaya and Samir Habche. He played the role of Lebanese-American artist, poet, and writer Gebran Khalil Gebran in 2006. He is currently playing the role of Ashraf in the series Ruby aired on LBCI.
Associate Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and oncologist-hematologist Dr. Ali Bazerbashi joined us to discuss bone marrow transplantation. Bone marrow is a spongy tissue found inside bones. Patients with leukemia, aplastic anemia and some immune deficiency diseases, the stem cells in the bone marrow malfunction, producing an excessive number of defective blood cells or low blood cell counts. The defective blood cells interfere with the production of normal blood cells, accumulate in the bloodstream and may invade other tissues. This is why a transplant is a must.
During our sports segment, fitness expert Donna Saadeh showed us what exercises a pregnant women can do. Many of you think that a pregnant woman cannot exercise, but the truth is that a woman can safely start an exercise program during pregnancy even if she has been an avid couch potato. The exercises include: breathing exercises, yoga, elastic exercise, aerobics and stretching.
UMP delegate to Lebanon Fabienne Blineau-Abiramia joined us today. She told us about the cocktail party held on the 1st of June at the Metropolitan Hotel in the presence of Alian Marsaud.
Event organizer Guy Yazbek introduced us to the event “Dance in the Old City” taking place at Byblos on the 1st of June. The Summer Season will kick off in one amazing open air party in the old city. DJs Tanja le croix and Miiss Roxx will be playing. The night also includes a live fashion show by M boutique, fire jugglers, and entertainment beyond your expectations.
Photographer Emile Issa discussed the birth of photography. Photography is a relatively recent medium compared to ancestral arts such as painting, sculpture, theatre and others… Major technological breakthroughs in physics and chemistry during the 18th and 19th century opened new possibilities. Mainly the possibility of finally “fixing” an image on a plate, glass or later paper. This process happened in a machine that was the ancestor of what we call now a “Camera”. The full word for it is“ Camera Obscura” which means “Dark room” in Italian.
Melhem Antoine Rashdan joined us and told us about the event taking place on Friday the 1st of June honoring the late poet Antoine Rashdan.
Hope you enjoyed today’s episode.
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Helwi El Hayet
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