Twitter record smashed by Brazil v Chile World Cup match

Twitter record smashed by Brazil v Chile World Cup match

(PARIS-AFP) – A total of 16.4 million tweets were sent during Saturday’s World Cup game between Brazil and Chile, breaking the record for the number of tweets a minute commenting about a match on the social network. The game saw the World Cup hosts go through to the quarter finals after a nail-biting encounter that […]

The World Cup final, coming to a cinema near you in ultra-high definition

The World Cup final, coming to a cinema near you in ultra-high definition

(Relaxnews) – In what is both a sporting and a technological world-first, Sony will be screening two matches live from Brazil for football-supporting cinema-goers in the UK. The company has chosen the Vue multiplex in Westfield, London, for the screenings, which will be beamed live via satellite direct from the iconic Estadio Jornalista Mario Filho […]

30.06.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Science & Technology, Sports & Recreation ·
Footballers also fashion icons off World Cup pitch

Footballers also fashion icons off World Cup pitch

(RIO DE JANEIRO-AFP) – With thousands of cameras capturing their every move for billions of fans, footballers know the World Cup isn’t just about sport — it’s about tattoos, hairstyles, clothes and the big business of setting trends. They arrive at airports, training sessions, press conferences and matches with carefully crafted looks, conscious that a […]

30.06.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, International Stars, Sports & Recreation ·
London’s Tower Bridge celebrates 120th anniversary

London’s Tower Bridge celebrates 120th anniversary

(Relaxnews) – To mark its 120th birthday on Monday, London’s iconic Tower Bridge has been festooned with blue and white balloons and ticket prices have been dropped to £1.20 — or 120 pence. The special edition commemorative tickets are replicates of the original invite to the opening ceremony in 1894 — and at £1.20 (about […]

30.06.2014 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Entertainment, Home & Garden ·
Neanderthal poo shows cavemen ate their veggies

Neanderthal poo shows cavemen ate their veggies

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – The oldest known Neanderthal poo, uncovered in Spain, shows that cavemen ate not only meat but vegetables too, according to a study published on Wednesday. The discovery was made at the archeological site of El Salt, where researchers have found signs that Neanderthals lived some 45,000-60,000 years ago. The study in the journal […]

30.06.2014 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Scientists find inexpensive recipe for calorie-free sweetener

Scientists find inexpensive recipe for calorie-free sweetener

(Relaxnews) – Scientists have managed to circumvent the once-complicated production process for the sweetener erythritol, replacing rare yeasts and highly concentrated molasses for straw and fungi to create the exact same product on the cheap. Having earned enthusiastic reviews from consumers and few doubts from health experts, erythritol is increasingly sought after in Europe and […]

30.06.2014 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Japan reigns supreme at Asia-Pacific finals of real life ‘Iron Chef’

Japan reigns supreme at Asia-Pacific finals of real life ‘Iron Chef’

(Relaxnews) – Japan has secured a spot at arguably the most important cooking competition in the world next year, by emerging the winner of the regional Asia-Pacific finals in Shanghai Friday. After two days of battling it out in the pressure cooker that is Bocuse d’Or Asia-Pacific, chef Hideki Takayama of Japan took first place, […]

30.06.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Brioni Fall-Winter 2014 campaign draws on Japanese-inspired design details

Brioni Fall-Winter 2014 campaign draws on Japanese-inspired design details

(Relaxnews) – The Italian sartorial brand has unveiled a new advertising campaign shot by legendary fashion photographer Paolo Roversi. American model Sean O’Pry is the new face of Brioni, in a slick new campaign by Italian photographer Paolo Roversi, which shows off creative director Brendan Mullane’s kimono-style tailoring. One of the biggest names in men’s fashion, […]

30.06.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
Neymar joined by teammate on Starcount’s global social media chart

Neymar joined by teammate on Starcount’s global social media chart

(Relaxnews) – Brazilian footballer Neymar remains at the top of Starcount’s chart of the most popular people on social media for the week of June 23-29. New to the top ten is his teammate Ronaldinho, as the two see their team move ahead in the World Cup. Neymar got nearly 2.6 million likes on Facebook over […]

Birgitte Hjort Sørensen signs for ‘Pitch Perfect 2′

Birgitte Hjort Sørensen signs for ‘Pitch Perfect 2′

(Relaxnews) – The Danish actress is to form part of a rival group, alongside YouTube sensation Flula, competing against a returning cast that includes Anna Kendrick. Sørensen was acclaimed for her roles in Danish TV drama “Borgen” and 2009 action film “Ved verdens ende” [en. At World's End] and is to form part of a […]

27.06.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, International Stars, Music ·
Apple touches up its iPod range

Apple touches up its iPod range

(Relaxnews) – The entry-level iPod Touch gets a price cut and a feature boost for the summer. Apple may have been pretty quiet this year when it comes to launching killer new products and reminding people why the company is considered one of the world’s most innovative. But it has been busy improving its existing […]

27.06.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Music, Online, Science & Technology ·
Charlotte Olympia designs for fashionista World Cup fans

Charlotte Olympia designs for fashionista World Cup fans

(Relaxnews) – As the group stages at the 2014 FIFA World Cup are drawing to a close and things start to heat up, luxury accessories designer Charlotte Olympiai s celebrating the tournament with a new line of soccer-themed box clutches dedicated to a selection of national teams. “I am half Brazilian and have 3 small […]

27.06.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Sports & Recreation ·
Does a healthy heart start with a healthy marriage?

Does a healthy heart start with a healthy marriage?

(Relaxnews) – In a cross-sectional study of affairs of the heart — in both biological and sentimental terms — researchers at the University of Pittsburgh have linked cardiovascular health to marriage. “Growing evidence suggests that the quality and patterns of one’s social relationships may be linked with a variety of health outcomes, including heart disease,” […]

27.06.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Curry spices lower hypertension in rats: Indian research

Curry spices lower hypertension in rats: Indian research

(NEW DELHI-AFP) – Indian medical researchers say they have successfully tested a blend of curry spices that lower blood pressure in lab rats, raising hopes for a natural and affordable drug to treat the chronic disease. S. Thanikachalam, a cardiology expert who headed the research, said his team had tested a mixture of ginger, cardamom, […]

US teen pilot reaches India in around-the-world tour

US teen pilot reaches India in around-the-world tour

(NAGPUR-AFP) – A 19-year-old American attempting to become the youngest person ever to fly around the world solo reached India Thursday, more than a month into his aerial odyssey. Matt Guthmiller, a student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), smiled and flashed a thumbs-up after he landed his single-engined Beechcraft A36 Bonanza aircraft in […]

27.06.2014 · Filled under: Destinations ·
Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan together again

Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan together again

(Relaxnews) – Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan could team up for “Ithaca,” the actress’s directing debut. This would mark the pair’s fourth time on screen together. Adapted from William Saroyan’s “Human Comedy” (1943), “Ithaca” tells the story of a 14-year-old boy who has to take care of his widowed mother and siblings after his father […]

27.06.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Damon/Affleck filmmaker contest ‘Project Greenlight’ makes a comeback

Damon/Affleck filmmaker contest ‘Project Greenlight’ makes a comeback

(Relaxnews) – Ten years after it came to an end, the two Hollywood stars are reviving the HBO show that could reveal the next Steven Spielberg. Launched in 2001 by Alex Keledjian and Eli Holzman and produced by Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, reality show “Greenlight Project” followed the different stages of a young director’s […]

27.06.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
US: Undocumented child migrants will be deported

US: Undocumented child migrants will be deported

WASHINGTON (AFP) – US authorities have stressed that thousands of underage migrants rushing to make it into the United States, most of them from violent regions of Central America, will face deportation. “While some might make asylum requests, I want to make very clear that asylum is very difficult to obtain. Very few people get […]

27.06.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Self-powered cardiac pacemaker could spare seniors additional surgeries

Self-powered cardiac pacemaker could spare seniors additional surgeries

(Relaxnews) – A team of researchers from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) has, using advanced nanotechnology, developed a cardiac pacemaker that gives new meaning to the phrase “batteries not included.” According to researchers, the number of patients receiving pacemakers each year is well into the millions and growing, indicating imminent need […]

26.06.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Science & Technology ·
Fruits and vegetables important for health but don’t lead to weight loss: study

Fruits and vegetables important for health but don’t lead to weight loss: study

(Relaxnews) – Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have found that increasing fruit and vegetable intake does not lead to weight loss, despite decades-old popular belief. A team of investigators performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of data of more than 1,200 subjects in seven randomized, controlled trials to explore the weight loss […]

26.06.2014 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·