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BEIRUT: The Tourist Police have handed out 595 citations against violators since the country's anti-smoking law went into effect earlier this year, brushing off suggestions that the authorities were lax in implementation.
JOSE Reina's ability to brush off mistakes was the key to him brushing off West Ham's penalty kicks.
The casual acceptance of gifts and junkets is common in most political circles, and the pols take advantage of them, brushing off criticism by claiming it's all above board.