First image of Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant in ‘Florence Foster Jenkins’

First image of Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant in ‘Florence Foster Jenkins’

(Relaxnews) – Pathé has revealed the first image from the Stephen Frears comedy “Florence Foster Jenkins,” which began filming earlier this month. Meryl Streep (“Into the Woods”) plays the title character while Hugh Grant (“Notting Hill”) plays her partner, St Clair Bayfield; also in the cast are Simon Helberg (“The Big Bang Theory”), Rebecca Ferguson […]

22.05.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Avoid a traffic accident this Memorial Day weekend

Avoid a traffic accident this Memorial Day weekend

(Relaxnews) – As Americans get ready to mark the unofficial start to the summer with Memorial Day weekend, the National Safety Council (NSC) is warning those planning to hit the road to take it easy if they want to avoid an accident. Families tend to hit the road over Memorial Day weekend and according to […]

22.05.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Holidays, Motoring ·
Cannes apologises over high-heel furore

Cannes apologises over high-heel furore

(Cannes, France-AFP) – The director of the Cannes Film Festival has apologised after a controversy blew up over women being denied access to the red carpet for not wearing high heels. “We apologise,” said Thierry Fremaux at a dinner at the famed Carlton hotel on Tuesday night. But he sought to downplay the controversy that […]

Streaming giant Spotify expands into video, original content

Streaming giant Spotify expands into video, original content

(AFP) – Streaming leader Spotify on Wednesday announced an entry into video and original content, hoping to expand its reach beyond music. Spotify, by far the largest company in the booming streaming industry, said it was updating its platform to support videos and would offer news and other non-music content provided by major media companies. […]

Affordable summer destinations revealed for frugal gourmets

Affordable summer destinations revealed for frugal gourmets

(Relaxnews) – Food lovers on a travel budget may want to consider more affordable culinary destinations that are found off the beaten path such as Carolina barbecue, wineries in Oregon and New York State, and chocolate trails in Connecticut. After looking at the most affordable cities for accommodations this summer, experts at Hotels.com mapped out […]

22.05.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Photos ·
Rand Paul blocking US Senate vote on bulk data collection

Rand Paul blocking US Senate vote on bulk data collection

Washington, United States (AFP)  - Republican Senator Rand Paul launched an hours-long floor speech Wednesday aimed at blocking reauthorization of the controversial US law allowing bulk collection of phone data from millions of Americans. Paul, a 2016 presidential candidate, said he was beginning a “filibuster,” an extended speech that gums up action in the Senate, to […]

22.05.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Cainglet: The ‘right choice’ for Carson

Cainglet: The ‘right choice’ for Carson

By Noel T. Castorillo CITY Of CARSON, California – For someone, whose community involvement and commitment to serve residents in the city where he lives know no boundaries, there is no faulting Jesus “Alex” Cainglet in selecting the slogan “The Right Choice for Carson” for his campaign pitch. In an exclusive interview with this writer Thursday, May 14, […]

22.05.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
BMW to pay homage to the 3.0CSL at this weekend’s Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este classic car show

BMW to pay homage to the 3.0CSL at this weekend’s Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este classic car show

(Relaxnews) – BMW has announced that its big concept car reveal for this year’s event will be a modern-day interpretation of its formidable 3.0 CSL coupe of the 1970s — the car which really established the company’s racing credentials. Every year, the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, an event that is equal parts incredible scenery and […]

21.05.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
New York celebrates opening of World Trade Center deck

New York celebrates opening of World Trade Center deck

(New York-AFP) – Testament to the regeneration of New York, nearly 14 years after the 9/11 attacks, is the new observation deck at the World Trade Center, offering spectacular views across the city. “We are back, 100 percent,” New York Mayor Bill de Blasio told CBS television in a special program broadcast atop the observation […]

21.05.2015 · Filled under: Destinations ·
Court orders State Dept to release Clinton emails

Court orders State Dept to release Clinton emails

By Jo Biddle Washington, United States (AFP)  – A US judge ordered the State Department on Tuesday to promptly release thousands of emails from Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton, dating back to her time as America’s top diplomat. In his ruling, US District Judge Rudolph Contreras ordered that the hub of US global diplomacy must […]

21.05.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Blue Ribbon panel cites Binay pal Limlingan, 13 others in contempt

Blue Ribbon panel cites Binay pal Limlingan, 13 others in contempt

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — The Senate Blue Ribbon Committee on Monday cited in contempt 14 personalities connected with the alleged corruption activities of Vice President Jejomar Binay and upheld the order of arrest earlier issues against three others. Senator Teofisto Guingona III, chairman of the committee, cited in contempt: – Binay’s finance officer Gerardo Limlingan – […]

21.05.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Climate change a top US security issue: Obama

Climate change a top US security issue: Obama

By Jerome Cartillier Washington, United States (AFP)  – US President Barack Obama warned in a speech on Wednesday that the threat from global warming poses a national risk rivaling that of terrorism, and should be seen as a top security priority. In a commencement address for new graduates of the US Coast Guard Academy, Obama […]

21.05.2015 · Filled under: Environment, U.S. News ·
PHL US Millennium Challenge Corporation reaffirm strong partnership

PHL US Millennium Challenge Corporation reaffirm strong partnership

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a meeting at the Headquarters of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) in Washington D.C. on 14 May 2015, MCC Chief Executive Officer Dana Hyde and Secretary Corazon Juliano-Soliman of the Philippine Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) reaffirmed the strong partnership between the Philippine Government and MCC. Secretary Soliman noted that the partnership contributes […]

21.05.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
Burger King introduces Canada to its Chicken Fries

Burger King introduces Canada to its Chicken Fries

(Relaxnews) – They’ve conquered the US, and now Burger King’s Chicken Fries are being rolled out in restaurants across CANADA. The new menu item, which features white meat chicken coated in a light crispy breading seasoned with savory spices and herbs, is being supported by a cheeky campaign that chronicles the budding affair between a love-hungry […]

20.05.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Online ·
Los Angeles City Council approves $15 minimum wage

Los Angeles City Council approves $15 minimum wage

LOS ANGELES – This week, the Los Angeles City Council voted 14-1 to raise the minimum wage in Los Angeles to $15.00 an hour by 2020, plus an additional one-year “phase in” period for small businesses, bringing all workers to $15.00 by 2021. Councilmember Paul Krekorian played a leading role in shaping the legislation. “This is […]

20.05.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
MNLF chairman asks Congress: Pass BBL now

MNLF chairman asks Congress: Pass BBL now

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The chairman of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) central committee on Monday asked for the immediate passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law. In an address at the Senate public hearing on the BBL, MNLF central committee chairman Datu Abul Khayr Alonto said they stand with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) […]

20.05.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
No politics for Dingdong in 2016

No politics for Dingdong in 2016

MANILA (Mabuhay) — After being named one of the senatorial bets of the Liberal Party (LP), Dingdong Dantes clarifies that he is not running for any position in the 2016 elections. Together with Dingdong, LP also listed Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista, Manila Vice Mayor Isko Moreno and MMDA chair Francis Tolentino, among others. “Karapatan […]

20.05.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Wicked Cyclone hybrid roller coaster opens on US East Coast

Wicked Cyclone hybrid roller coaster opens on US East Coast

(Relaxnews) – Theme park Six Flags New England has launched its new, hotly anticipated roller coaster Wicked Cyclone. One of only a handful of hybrid coasters in the world, meaning it is made from both steel and wood, the ride is said to convey “the powerful force of Mother Nature.” It stands 10 storeys high, […]

20.05.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Online ·
Paul & Joe brings Spanish flair to its Summer 2015 makeup line

Paul & Joe brings Spanish flair to its Summer 2015 makeup line

(Relaxnews) – Paul & Joe Beauty is paying tribute to Spain and its steamy summer nights with the new Midnight Sangria makeup line, which goes on sale this June. Everything in this new collection calls to mind the land of flamenco dancing and sangria, from the luminous colors and sumptuous textures to the packaging and […]

20.05.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Lifestyle ·
Why some disgruntled Danish chefs are tired of label ‘New Nordic Cuisine’

Why some disgruntled Danish chefs are tired of label ‘New Nordic Cuisine’

(Relaxnews) – There’s growing unrest among Danish chefs. Some of the same players who helped draft a culinary manifesto about 10 years ago and codify the pillars of New Nordic Cuisine are growing disgruntled and irritated at the term they helped define, reads a lengthy, introspective blog post from the Nordic Food Lab, a group composed of […]

20.05.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·