UAE breaks world record with Dubai Frame

It offers panoramic views from its 150-meter high observation deck. (Shutterstock)
Updated 10 May 2019
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UAE breaks world record with Dubai Frame

  • The Dubai Frame is located in Zabeel Park
  • Tickets to the obseervation deck is priced at around $14

DUBAI: The Dubai Frame, a building shaped like a picture frame, was honored with a Guinness World Record title, adding another architectural accomplishment to the home of the world’s tallest building.

The Dubai attraction, located in the city’s Zabeel Park, was named “The largest building in a shape of a picture frame,” as reported by UAE daily Khaleej Times.

It stands 150.24 meters high with a width of 95.53 meters. It offers panoramic views of old and new Dubai from an observation deck accessible at around $14.


Weinstein reaches deal to settle civil proceedings for $44 million: report

Updated 24 May 2019
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Weinstein reaches deal to settle civil proceedings for $44 million: report

  • The deal, which has not yet been signed, aims to cover all civil proceedings filed against the fallen Hollywood mogul
  • The settlement does not exempt Weinstein from the criminal proceedings brought against him for sexual assault

NEW YORK: Disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein has reached a provisional $44 million settlement with alleged victims and creditors, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday.
The deal, which has not yet been signed, aims to cover all civil proceedings filed against the fallen Hollywood mogul, including those in Canada and the United Kingdom.
Weinstein’s spokesperson denied to comment.
The settlement does not exempt Weinstein from the criminal proceedings brought against him for sexual assault, for which he will go on trial in September.
Weinstein — a catalyst for the #MeToo anti-harassment movement — has been charged over the alleged assaults of two women and faces life in prison if he is convicted at the trial, which could last five weeks.
In addition to the alleged victims and creditors, the settlement covers the proceedings started by former New York state attorney general Eric Schneiderman, who has been succeeded by Letitia James.
The proceedings aim specifically to guarantee the alleged victims will be compensated.
James’s spokesperson also declined to comment.
The settlement amount will be paid out by insurance agencies, the Journal reported, several of which count The Weinstein Company, the production company Weinstein co-founded, among their clients.
Since October 2017, Weinstein — one of the most powerful men in Hollywood before a cascade of sexual misconduct allegations precipitated his downfall — has been accused of sexual harassment and assault by more than 80 women.
Among his accusers are prominent actresses such as Ashley Judd, Angelina Jolie and Salma Hayek.