Watch: Haifa Wehbe announced as the face of new action-packed video game

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Haifa Wehbe, who is the gaming company’s first-ever celebrity ambassador, stars in an action-packed game. (Photo courtesy: Twitter)
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Haifa Wehbe, who is the gaming company’s first-ever celebrity ambassador, stars in an action-packed game. (Photo courtesy: Twitter)
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Updated 18 October 2017

Watch: Haifa Wehbe announced as the face of new action-packed video game

DUBAI: Gaming app WIZZO announced Tuesday that their new brand ambassador is none other than Lebanese superstar Haifa Wehbe.
The MBC Group, which runs the app, unveiled the news at an event in Dubai and the gaming world reacted with excitement online.
“I downloaded the game only because of my queen hayouffaaa,” one Twitter user posted.
Wehbe, who is the app’s first-ever celebrity ambassador, is the face of an action-packed game called “Invasion.”

“Having Haifa (Wehbe) as the ambassador of the game ‘Invasion’ on WIZZO was part of culturizing and localizing the game for the region and (she) was the perfect fit to the category of the game,” Amin El-Husseini, senior mobile product manager at MBC Group, told Arab News.
“She was excited to be part of the game as well as she knows that the youth today spend most of their time on their mobiles playing games and she would be closer to them.”
The army-style game is available on Android and IOS and was released by WIZZO, an app that features games and challenges. The more a user plays, the more points he or she can rack up and top scorers can win prizes.

Both Wehbe and WIZZO have shared various images of the star on their social media pages, all complete with the singer and actress dressed up in army wear and beset with heavy weapons. Wehbe still manages to look glamorous, however, with her cascading curls of black hair.

The Lebanese star is known for her beauty and her daring outfits and in March was ranked among the most beautiful women in the world, according to Wonderlist’s annual poll.

The 41-year-old Arab pop singer ranked 10th on the “2017’s Top 10 Most Beautiful Women Over 40” list that also names many global celebrities such as, Jennifer Lopez, Aishwarya Rai, Angelina Jolie, Penelope Cruz and Monica Bellucci.


Alaska man discovers 50-year-old message in bottle from Russian Navy

Updated 19 August 2019

Alaska man discovers 50-year-old message in bottle from Russian Navy

  • Then Russian Navy Capt. Anatolii Prokofievich Botsanenko wrote the letter when he was a 36-year-old aboard the Sulak
ANCHORAGE, Alaska: A man discovered a 50-year-old letter in a bottle from the Russian Navy on the shores of western Alaska.
Tyler Ivanoff found the handwritten Russian letter early this month while gathering firewood near Shishmaref about 600 miles (966 kilometers) northwest of Anchorage, television station KTUU reported.
“I was just looking for firewood when I found the bottle,” Tyler Ivanoff said. “When I found the bottle, I had to use a screwdriver to get the message out.”
Ivanoff shared his discovery on Facebook where Russian speakers translated the message to be a greeting from a Cold War Russian sailor dated June 20, 1969. The message included an address and a request for a response from the person who finds it.
Reporters from the state-owned Russian media network, Russia-1, tracked down the original writer, Capt. Anatolii Prokofievich Botsanenko, KTUU reported.
He was skeptical he wrote the note until he saw his signature on the bottom.
“There — exactly!” he exclaimed.
The message was sent while the then 36-year-old was aboard the Sulak, Botsanenko said. Botsanenko shed tears when the Russian television reporter told him the Sulak was sold for scrap in the 1990s.
Botsanenko also showed the reporter some souvenirs from his time on the ship, including the autograph of the wife of a famous Russian spy and Japanese liquor bottles, the latter kept over his wife’s protests.
Ivanoff’s discovery of the bottle was first reported by Nome radio station KNOM.