Red Sea Mall is Guinness record holder

Updated 19 November 2012
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Red Sea Mall is Guinness record holder

JEDDAH: Guinness Book for World Records team in the Middle East announced this week the Red Sea Mall has made a new record for the biggest polystyrene ship model in the world.
The ship is 13.6 meters high, 18.4 meters long and 4.5 meters wide. It broke the old record, which was 13 meters high, 8.5 meters long and 2 meters wide.
The announcement took place in the mall and was attended by mall officials, media and prominent figures in the society along with large shopping crowd that visited the mall to witness the announcement. The event was aired life on Mix FM radio.
Mohammad Alawi, CEO of Red Sea Corp., said he is proud of his mall’s achievement claiming it would place the country’s name on the top of the creative art field.
“The Red Sea Mall always have committed to support art and innovation,” said Alawi.
“The Red Sea Mall has made many artistic initiatives that highlighted number of creative Saudi artists,” he said.
He said the mall was a platform for them to reach a large number of audiences.
The mall administration decided to register the ship model in Guinness Book for World Record after professional artists built it for the competition “Find the Treasure.”
The Red Sea Mall’s largest polystyrene ship is considered one of the most successful events in the Middle East and North Africa this year. Red Sea Mall was nominated for the Middle East and North Africa Shopping Center golden award.


What We Are Reading Today: Of Privacy and Power

Updated 19 March 2019
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What We Are Reading Today: Of Privacy and Power

  • The real dispute was between two transnational coalitions — one favoring security, the other liberty

Authors: Henry Farrell and Abraham L. Newman

We live in an interconnected world, where security problems like terrorism are spilling across borders, and globalized data networks and e-commerce platforms are reshaping the world economy. This means that states’ jurisdictions and rule systems clash. How have they negotiated their differences over freedom and security? Of Privacy and Power investigates how the EU and US, the two major regulatory systems in world politics, have regulated privacy and security, and how their agreements and disputes have reshaped the transatlantic relationship.

The transatlantic struggle over freedom and security has usually been depicted as a clash between a peace-loving EU and a belligerent US. Henry Farrell and Abraham Newman demonstrate how this misses the point. The real dispute was between two transnational coalitions — one favoring security, the other liberty — whose struggles have reshaped the politics of surveillance, e-commerce, and privacy rights. The authors examine how the powers of border-spanning coalitions have waxed and waned. Globalization has enabled new strategies of action, which security agencies, interior ministries, privacy NGOs, bureaucrats, and other actors exploit as circumstances dictate.