Wildfire near Yosemite sparks 13,000 evacuation orders  13,000 evacuation orders

Wildfire near Yosemite sparks 13,000 evacuation orders 13,000 evacuation orders

LOS ANGELES  (AFP) – Californian authorities said Tuesday they have issued more than 13,000 evacuation orders near Yosemite National Park due to a wildfire encroaching on the US tourist attraction. Some 600 firefighters were battling the blaze that so far has burned some 1,200 acres (500 hectares), according to the Madera County Sheriff’s Office. With […]

21.08.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Christian Bale and Cate Blanchett board ‘The Jungle Book: The Origins’

Christian Bale and Cate Blanchett board ‘The Jungle Book: The Origins’

(Relaxnews) – Just after nabbing Benedict Cumberbatch to voice the tiger Shere Khan, Andy Serkis’s adaptation of the Rudyard Kipling work has picked up two more A-list actors, the Hollywood Reporter reveals. “Batman” star Christian Bale will lend his voice to Bagheera the panther, while Oscar-winner Cate Blanchett will be heard as Kaa the snake […]

21.08.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Watch celebrity chefs take the ALS ice bucket challenge

Watch celebrity chefs take the ALS ice bucket challenge

(Relaxnews) – A growing list of chefs around the world have joined the viral ice bucket challenge for ALS, including Gordon Ramsay, Rene Redzepi, Eric Ripert and Anthony Bourdain. The list of participants has been growing thanks to chefs nominating fellow chefs. In a friendly rivalry, Ripert, chef of the Michelin-starred New York restaurant Le […]

Taking public transit to work may keep you fitter: study

Taking public transit to work may keep you fitter: study

(Relaxnews) – A British study finds that walking, cycling and yes, even taking public transportation to work are associated with lower body weight and lower body fat composition when compared against those who drive. A team of researchers from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and University College London collected and assessed 7,534 […]

21.08.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Health & Fitness, Motoring, Sports & Recreation ·
Adidas miCoach stats could soon be coming to an app near you

Adidas miCoach stats could soon be coming to an app near you

(Relaxnews) – New pages on the Adidas website oriented towards app developers indicate that Adidas might soon be opening its miCoach platform for compatibility with other apps. It’s likely the miCoach tools for fitness tracking and perhaps even coaching will soon be accessible from many apps unrelated to Adidas. MiCoach is the platform of Adidas’s […]

Big weddings, few partners could be the formula for a happy marriage: study

Big weddings, few partners could be the formula for a happy marriage: study

(Relaxnews) – A big wedding celebration preceded by few romantic relationships for both the bride and the groom could be a positive sign that they will be happy together years down the road, according to researchers at the University of Virginia. Those are the two principal findings in a new report from the National Marriage […]

20.08.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Health & Fitness ·
Pharrell Williams’s hat to go on show at the Newseum

Pharrell Williams’s hat to go on show at the Newseum

(Relaxnews) – The hat that sparked a social media sensation when worn by Pharrell Williams to the Grammy Awards earlier this year is now set to go on display at the Newseum, Washington DC. Designed by Vivienne Westwood, the “Buffalo Hat” proved to be such a talking point that the singer later sold it on […]

Reality TV series to follow Nick and Drew Lachey as they open bar

Reality TV series to follow Nick and Drew Lachey as they open bar

(Relaxnews) – Brothers Nick and Drew Lachey, who first shot to fame in ’90s boy band 98 Degrees, will be starring in a new reality TV series chronicling their attempts to open a bar in their hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio. Set to premiere in 2015, “Lachey’s Bar” will follow the pair as they fulfill a […]

20.08.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Home & Garden, International Stars, Music ·
George W. Bush takes ice bucket challenge, dares Bill Clinton

George W. Bush takes ice bucket challenge, dares Bill Clinton

WASHINGTON, August 20, 2014 (AFP) – Former president George W. Bush took the so-called Ice Bucket Challenge in support of Lou Gehrig’s disease research Wednesday, and challenged his Democratic predecessor Bill Clinton to do the same. “To you all that challenged me, I do not think it’s presidential for me to be splashed with ice […]

20.08.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Parents of US journalist Foley praise their ‘fearless’ son

Parents of US journalist Foley praise their ‘fearless’ son

WASHINGTON, August 20, 2014 (AFP) – Friends, relatives and colleagues have paid tribute to American journalist James Foley, executed by Islamic State jihadists, with his parents praising their “fearless” son. Condolences and shocked messages poured in after the Islamist group released a video of Foley’s beheading late Tuesday, including from French journalists who revealed they […]

20.08.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Pacquiao-Algieri promo tour begins

Pacquiao-Algieri promo tour begins

LAS VEGAS, NV (August 20, 2014) – Fighter of the Decade Congressman MANNY “Pacman” Pacquiao, boxing ‘s only eight-division world champion, defends his World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight title against New York’s undefeated WBO junior welterweight champion Chris Algieri, who has Bachelor of Science degree in Health Care Management, a Masters degree in Clinical Nutrition and a Ph.D. in Upsets Inside the […]

20.08.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Local News, Promotions, Sports & Recreation ·
Dingdong Dantes hailed International Youth Ambassador for Peace

Dingdong Dantes hailed International Youth Ambassador for Peace

Dingdong Dantes has added another feather to his cap – this time as International Youth Ambassador for Peace. Dingdong was bestowed the honor at the second International Youth Assembly held at the Cuneta Astrodome recently in an effort to “strengthen the youth, rebuild nations and promote peace.” The 34-year old, who celebrated his birthday on […]

20.08.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Former gov’t officials: No to term extension for president

Former gov’t officials: No to term extension for president

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — The Former Senior Government Officials (FSGO) urged the administration not to pursue amendments to the Constitution at this time, reminding the President that such announcements in the past have had undesirable consequences. In a statement, the group led by former Education Undersecretary Isagani Cruz said similar statements in the past were met […]

20.08.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
ASEAN integration to have positive impact on youth

ASEAN integration to have positive impact on youth

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The integration of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations’ (ASEAN) will have a positive impact on youth, U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines Philip Goldberg said Friday. He made this statement while speaking before attendees of the first-ever “ASEAN Youth Dialogues” sponsored by the U.S. Embassy in Manila. Goldberg also told the 100 […]

20.08.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Cathay Pacific brings in Mandarin Oriental chefs for first-class meals

Cathay Pacific brings in Mandarin Oriental chefs for first-class meals

(Relaxnews) – The Hong Kong airline will be providing its first-class customers with menus cooked by renowned chefs as part of a partnership with the luxury hotel brand. These creations will available starting in September. From the fall until the end of the year, two Mandarin Oriental chefs will take turns serving gourmet dishes on […]

20.08.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Could a two-legged chair keep you more active?

Could a two-legged chair keep you more active?

(Relaxnews) – We are constantly being told that inactivity is the disease of modern life, but one enterprising designer has come up with a furniture concept to discourage sedentary behavior. French design graduate Benoît Malta has created a two-legged chair as part of his diploma project “Inactivité,” which requires the user to shift position in order to […]

20.08.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Sports & Recreation ·
Minecraft, Xbox names join Ice Bucket Challenge

Minecraft, Xbox names join Ice Bucket Challenge

(Relaxnews) – Accepting a dare from “Minecraft” creator Markus Persson, the Head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, underwent a stone cold drenching in the name of charity and goodwill. Markus Persson, whose “Minecraft” has sold tens of millions of copies across PC, console and mobile, underwent the Ice Bucket Challenge himself on August 17, having been […]

20.08.2014 · Filled under: Games, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology, Videos ·
Juliette Lewis plays a frustrated suburban mom in ‘Kelly & Cal’

Juliette Lewis plays a frustrated suburban mom in ‘Kelly & Cal’

(Relaxnews) – The trailer for Jen McGowan’s dramatic comedy starring Juliette Lewis has hit the internet. Honored with an SXSW Gamechanger Award last March, “Kelly & Cal” features Juliette Lewis as a former punk rocker settling into her new life as a suburban mom. Nostalgic for her past life, she meets Cal (Jonny Weston, seen […]

20.08.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Keanu Reeves to play hitman in ‘Rain’

Keanu Reeves to play hitman in ‘Rain’

(Relaxnews) – According to Deadline, Keanu Reeves has joined the expanding list of movie stars crossing over to the small screen. The actor will be the executive producer and star of “Rain.” Adapted from the “John Rain” thriller book series by American author Barry Eisler, the drama will follow a Japanese-American hit man, played by […]

20.08.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Meet the world’s first US-built electric supercar

Meet the world’s first US-built electric supercar

(Relaxnews) – Blending the very old with the extremely new, the Renovo Coupe might look like a 50-year-old classic from the outside, but under the hood, where you’d normally find a big block V8, it has an electric engine and battery pack instead, capable of catapulting the car from a standstill to 60mph in just […]

20.08.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·