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.


Bollywood actress apologises for #MeToo comments

Updated 20 November 2018
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Bollywood actress apologises for #MeToo comments

  • Preity Zinta apologised on Tuesday over comments she made about India's #MeToo movement
  • Zinta was accused of belittling victims after saying she wished she had faced sexual harassment

MUMBAI: Bollywood actress Preity Zinta apologised on Tuesday over comments she made about India's #MeToo movement that sparked a furore on social media.
Zinta was accused of belittling victims after saying she wished she had faced sexual harassment.
"My reason for saying 'I wish something like this would have happened to me' in the film industry with a smile was because I would have reacted and slapped the person," she said.
Zinta said she was a "huge supporter of the movement" and claimed that her comments, given in an interview with entertainment site Bollywood Hungama, were taken out of context.
The 43-year-old star of the 2003 hit "Koi Mil Gaya" (Found Someone) added that she herself had been the victim of abuse.
"To all the women out there. I'm sorry if I have unintentionally hurt your sentiments on the #MeToo movement," she said.
India's belated #MeToo movement has seen women share accounts of alleged harassment by several powerful men in the worlds of Bollywood, business, journalism, politics, comedy and even cricket since gaining traction in late September.
The trigger appears to have been actress Tanushree Dutta, who accused well-known Bollywood actor Nana Patekar of inappropriate behaviour on a film set 10 years ago.
Since then, a slew of popular Bollywood figures have been accused of sexual misconduct, including Vikas Bahl, Sajid Khan and Alok Nath. All have denied the claims.
Last month, M.J. Akbar resigned as India's junior foreign minister after at least 20 women accused him of sexual harassment during his time as a newspaper editor.
Akbar -- who denies the allegations -- is suing one of the complainants, Priya Ramani, for defamation.