Youth Olympics: Thousands gather for Nanjing Games

Youth Olympics: Thousands gather for Nanjing Games

(BEIJING-AFP) – Thousands of young athletes will converge in China’s Nanjing this week for the second Youth Olympics, with many hoping to build towards a place at the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro. More than 3,700 competitors aged 15 to 18 are expected to participate in the tournament, which will start with a […]

15.08.2014 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation ·
Powers Rangers to morph into theaters in 2016

Powers Rangers to morph into theaters in 2016

(Relaxnews) – Announced in May, the new film adaptation of the famous 1990s TV series now has a release date: July 22, 2016. Produced by Lionsgate and Saban, the feature is scripted by Robert Orci (“The Amazing Spider-Man 2″) and by “X-Men: First Class” screenwriters Zack Stentz and Ashley Miller. It will explore the origin […]

15.08.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Home & Garden, International Stars ·
Robin Williams blazed animation trail with ‘Aladdin’

Robin Williams blazed animation trail with ‘Aladdin’

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Robin Williams may be best remembered for the legion of fast-talking comedic roles which lit up both television and movies during his glittering show-business career. Less well-known is the fact that the 63-year-old, who died from an apparent suicide on Monday, almost single-handedly began the trend of stars lending their voices to animated […]

15.08.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Summerizing your home: outdoor decor

Summerizing your home: outdoor decor

(Relaxnews) – It might already be August, but you can stretch out summer for as long as possible with just a few quick updates and key pieces. Today we’re looking at outdoor accessories. Pipe Dream, Garden Glory €110 This chic pink hose is 20 meters long and features a knitting-reinforcement around the inner tube for […]

15.08.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
Lancôme launching La Vie Est Belle flanker, L’Absolu de Parfum

Lancôme launching La Vie Est Belle flanker, L’Absolu de Parfum

(Relaxnews) – Following the success of the original Eau de Parfum and subsequent variations, Lancôme is introducing the most intense and luxurious version of the fragrance yet: La Vie Est Belle L’Absolu de Parfum. La Vie Est Belle was the best-selling fragrance in France in 2013, so it’s no surprise that Lancôme is expanding the […]

15.08.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
Beijing chides US for urging claimants to ‘freeze’ actions on South China Sea

Beijing chides US for urging claimants to ‘freeze’ actions on South China Sea

BEIJING  (AFP) – Beijing accused the US of deliberately stoking tensions in the South China Sea as it rejected Washington’s proposal for a freeze on provocative actions in the region, the foreign ministry said Monday. The remarks by Foreign Minister Wang Yi came at an ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) overshadowed by disputes over the strategically […]

13.08.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
British Airways launches animal channel to de-stress passengers

British Airways launches animal channel to de-stress passengers

(Relaxnews) – British Airways has exhausted every last cat and dog pun to launch its latest in-flight entertainment program, which will use man’s best friends in the aim of getting passengers to “paws and relax.” That’s the name of the airline’s latest in-flight channel, which will become available on long-haul flights beginning in September. “Paws […]

How to stay healthy without eliminating tasty fare? Focus on proportions

How to stay healthy without eliminating tasty fare? Focus on proportions

(Relaxnews) – Researchers at Vanderbilt University in the US have discovered what they call a “taste-health balance point” in a series of experiments, suggesting that suppressing devilish cravings for delicious but unhealthy foods will only ever be temporary. Instead, they say, those who strive for healthy living will have more luck adhering to a nutritional […]

13.08.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Lucky Magazine joining with e-commerce site BeachMint

Lucky Magazine joining with e-commerce site BeachMint

(Relaxnews) – Condé Nast has announced the creation of The Lucky Group, a new joint venture that combines Lucky Magazine with the BeachMint e-commerce platform in a move that adds to an emerging trend for web experiences that combine content with shopping. Set to launch in early 2015, The Lucky Group will feature Lucky’s tone of […]

RugbyU: London to host European rugby finals

RugbyU: London to host European rugby finals

(LONDON-AFP) – The finals of European rugby’s two new club competitions will both be staged in London, organisers announced Tuesday. The final of the 2014/15 European Rugby Champions Cup, the successor to the European Cup, will take place at Twickenham Stadium on May 2, with the second-tier European Rugby Challenge Cup taking place 24 hours […]

13.08.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Sports & Recreation ·
La belle France keeps its title as top global tourist destination

La belle France keeps its title as top global tourist destination

(PARIS-AFP) – France welcomed 84.7 million foreign tourists in 2013 making it once again the most-visited country in the world, according to a study published Monday. The figure topped the 2012 number by two percent, and meant that when it comes to attracting foreign visitors, France easily beats the United States and Spain who had […]

13.08.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden ·
Robin Williams leaves behind four upcoming features

Robin Williams leaves behind four upcoming features

(Relaxnews) – The actor’s death will be mourned by all of Hollywood and by generations of fans. It’s a small consolation, but it’s something: Robin Williams left behind a few productions that have not yet hit theaters. Williams was recently seen alongside Annette Bening and Ed Harris in “The Face of Love,” which had a […]

13.08.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Microsoft launches a celebrity-tracking app for the iPhone

Microsoft launches a celebrity-tracking app for the iPhone

(Relaxnews) – Snipp3t automatically follows the lives of those in the public eye, collecting and aggregating news about them and pushing it to your smartphone. All you have to do is choose who you want to follow. Using the free app is pretty simple. It includes profiles for over 100,000 “celebrities” by which Microsoft means […]

Lady Gaga unveils new Steven Klein artwork for Eau de Gaga

Lady Gaga unveils new Steven Klein artwork for Eau de Gaga

(Relaxnews) – With her new Eau de Gaga scent coming later this season, the singer has unveiled glamorous artwork on her social media channels. Gaga took to her Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts to show off another sneak peak at her second fragrance, Eau de Gaga. The big news is that the singer managed to bag legendary fashion photographer Steven Klein for […]

13.08.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online ·
Rio de Janeiro to host World Congress of Architects 2020

Rio de Janeiro to host World Congress of Architects 2020

(Relaxnews) – Rio de Janeiro is on a roll: currently enjoying a moment in the spotlight following this summer’s FIFA World Cup and before the upcoming 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the city has now been chosen to host the World Congress of Architects UIA 2020. The Brazilian metropolis, led by the Instituto de Arquitetos do […]

13.08.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden ·
RNs to strike August 14 at three Bay Area hospitals

RNs to strike August 14 at three Bay Area hospitals

Safe Staffing, patient care key concerns at Napa’s Queen of the Valley, Sutter Tracy, and Watsonville Community Registered nurses at three Bay Area hospitals, Queen of the Valley Medical Center in Napa, Sutter Tracy Community Hospital, and Watsonville Community Hospital will strike on Thursday, August 14 citing common concerns about safe staffing and other patient care needs. […]

12.08.2014 · Filled under: Local News ·
Unique 1930s Mercedes-Benz 540K Streamliner to make its global debut at Pebble Beach

Unique 1930s Mercedes-Benz 540K Streamliner to make its global debut at Pebble Beach

(Relaxnews) – A GT car that predates the concept of the grand tourer, the 540 K Streamliner was automotive light-years ahead of its time. Today sports car and super car companies spend much of their time espousing the benefits of using aluminum as a way of making their latest cars both strong and lightweight and […]

12.08.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Synthetic protein offers new hope for male infertility

Synthetic protein offers new hope for male infertility

(Relaxnews) – A research team from Queen’s University in Canada, led by Richard Oko, has indentified a method of inducing fertilization using a synthetic version of the protein PAWP found in sperm cells. Their findings could circumvent the problem for men whose sperm is unable to initiate the fertilization process. “PAWP is able to induce […]

12.08.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
New ‘Lord of the Rings’ tour launches for book’s 60th annivesary

New ‘Lord of the Rings’ tour launches for book’s 60th annivesary

(Relaxnews) – Hardcore fans of “The Lord of the Rings” are being courted in a new luxury travel package developed to mark the trilogy’s 60th anniversary and the upcoming release of the final cinematic installment of “The Hobbit.” It’s called “The Ultimate Lord of the Rings Tour,” an 11-day trip that’s meant to indulge every […]

12.08.2014 · Filled under: Books, Destinations, Entertainment, Film ·
Matteo refutes tiff with Sarah

Matteo refutes tiff with Sarah

Actor Matteo Guidicelli laughed off talks that he and girlfriend Sarah Geronimo had a recent falling out. Apparently, rumors started to swirl when Sarah did not show up to cheer the celebrity athlete during a triathlon competition in Cebu last Sunday. “Wala naman,” Matteo said. Matteo refused to give in to prodding, standing firm on […]

12.08.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·