Abu Dhabi’s International Showbiz Expo announced at Cannes

Abu Dhabi’s International Showbiz Expo announced at Cannes

(Relaxnews) – With the backing of “American Psycho” and “Badlands” producer Ed Pressman, the International Showbiz Expo was announced at Cannes with an October 20-22 schedule planned for this year’s debut. It’s an opportune moment for Abu Dhabi to announce its suitability as a host for international film productions, with “Star Wars Episode VII” having […]

20.05.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Film ·
L’Oréal Paris launches new makeup testing app

L’Oréal Paris launches new makeup testing app

(Relaxnews) – At the Cannes Film Festival, the official makeup brand of the event has unveiled an innovative augmented reality app that allows users to try on its cosmetics before buying them. For those who love testing out new makeup looks, there is nothing like having an entire collection of eyeshadows, lip colors and mascaras […]

20.05.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
Nissan to present Pulsar sedan on May 20

Nissan to present Pulsar sedan on May 20

(Relaxnews) – The Japanese manufacturer will present its new 5-door sedan, the Pulsar, on Tuesday, May 20. Described as a compact family car, the new model is slated to hit European dealerships in fall 2014. Following the success of the Qashqai and X-trail in the crossover and SUV markets, Nissan decided to adopt the same […]

19.05.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
How children of ‘tiger moms’ and European-American moms differ

How children of ‘tiger moms’ and European-American moms differ

(Relaxnews) – Asian-American “tiger mothers” may be better at motivating their children to complete difficult tasks, but children raised in the US by European-American mothers could be described as more independent. Those are some of the findings of a new study that builds on the conversation started in 2011 when self-proclaimed tiger mom Amy Chua […]

19.05.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Photo of the day: ‘Seven Year Itch’ moment in Cannes

Photo of the day: ‘Seven Year Itch’ moment in Cannes

(Relaxnews) – Canadian actress Sarah Gadon was caught off guard by a gust of wind during a photo call for David Cronenberg’s “Maps of the Stars.” Surprised and visibly amused by the situation, she holds down her floral print skirt under the eyes of the cameras. cl/lwt

19.05.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Film, International Stars, Offbeat ·
Oscar de la Renta holds a one-off show in Singapore

Oscar de la Renta holds a one-off show in Singapore

(Relaxnews) – The New York City-based designer went on a Singapore fling over the weekend with a show in the Asian financial powerhouse. Oscar de la Renta showed 60 looks at the one-off runway show, including dresses from the designer’s Autumn-Winter 2014 collection as well as some of his world famous bridal gowns. The show by […]

19.05.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Destinations ·
Louis Vuitton presents Resort 2015 collection in Monaco

Louis Vuitton presents Resort 2015 collection in Monaco

(Relaxnews) – The Parisian luxury brand and creative director Nicolas Ghesqière were given a royal reception in Monaco. With the city-state’s Grand Prix next weekend and the ongoing Film Festival in nearby Cannes, Monaco is having something of a moment in the sun. Louis Vuitton picked Monte Carlo to celebrate its new designer’s second collection for the […]

19.05.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, International Stars ·
Beauty tutorials: colored eyeliner

Beauty tutorials: colored eyeliner

(Relaxnews) – Celebrities including Nicole Richie (who matched her mauve hair and eyeshadow on the cover of the May 2014 issue of Paper Magazine) and Lena Dunham (who wore the look to the Met Ball) have been spotted rocking bright colored eyeliner. Here’s how to replicate the look at home: Colored eyeliner & smoky eye […]

19.05.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Online, Videos ·
Need a World Cup room? Try a slum… or love hotel

Need a World Cup room? Try a slum… or love hotel

(RIO DE JANEIRO-AFP) – For those who think Rio’s hotels seem a tad expensive at the World Cup, there are always alternatives — perhaps a room in a “love hotel” or in a “pacified” slum. Brazil’s picturesque former capital will welcome some 400,000 of the 600,000 foreign tourists expected to throng the country during the […]

19.05.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Offbeat, Sports & Recreation ·
New York raises minimum age to buy cigarettes to 21

New York raises minimum age to buy cigarettes to 21

(NEW YORK-AFP) – New York raised the minimum age to buy cigarettes to 21 on Sunday, in its latest initiative to encourage healthier behavior among residents. The law, signed November 19 shortly before former mayor Michael Bloomberg finished his second term, had a six-month waiting period before it came into effect — but its impact […]

19.05.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
San Miguel seeks to build $10-B Manila airport

San Miguel seeks to build $10-B Manila airport

(MANILA-AFP) – Top Philippine conglomerate San Miguel is seeking to build a new international airport for Manila in a project worth $10 billion, the company confirmed Thursday. San Miguel, which owns a stake in flag carrier Philippine Airlines, told the Philippine Stock Exchange in a disclosure that reports of its bid to build the four-runway […]

19.05.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Abe pushes for more active Japanese military

Abe pushes for more active Japanese military

By Shingo Ito TOKYO (AFP) – Nationalist prime minister Shinzo Abe set out his case Thursday for beefing up pacifist Japan’s rules of engagement, saying he wants the armed forces to be able to enter battle in defence of allies. Citing a rising climate of disquiet in north and southeast Asia, Abe said Japan needs […]

19.05.2014 · Filled under: Asian News ·
Obama warns of narrow window for immigration reform

Obama warns of narrow window for immigration reform

WASHINGTON (AFP) – President Barack Obama warned Tuesday a narrow window remained to pass immigration reform before mid-term elections, seeking to keep alive perhaps his last hope for a major second-term domestic achievement. Obama told police chiefs and top law enforcement officers that bitter party politics ahead of November’s polls would threaten hopes of moving […]

16.05.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
San Miguel seeks to build $10 bn Manila airport

San Miguel seeks to build $10 bn Manila airport

(MANILA-AFP) – Top Philippine conglomerate San Miguel is seeking to build a new international airport for Manila in a project worth $10 billion, the company confirmed Thursday. San Miguel, which owns a stake in flag carrier Philippine Airlines, told the Philippine Stock Exchange in a disclosure that reports of its bid to build the four-runway […]

16.05.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Relais & Chateaux hotels throwing 60th anniversary dinners worldwide

Relais & Chateaux hotels throwing 60th anniversary dinners worldwide

(Relaxnews) – To help Relais & Chateaux fete their 60th anniversary this year, some of the most luxurious member hotels, castles and manors will be hosting a series of special events and dinners around the world. The anniversary marks a milestone for the hotelier group, which now counts 520 members in 64 countries. From now […]

16.05.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining ·
Out of status applicants in U.S.A. eligible to apply

Out of status applicants in U.S.A. eligible to apply

By Atty. Henry Moyal Q. I read that Canada’s immigration program is open and that there are many occupations in demand in Canada. I’m an experienced engineer and my wife is a manager. I believe we are qualified but need your final opinion. Most importantly, I am hesitant to apply because I am out of status here […]

16.05.2014 · Filled under: Legal Matters ·
Rising soccer star Oscar poses for Calvin Klein

Rising soccer star Oscar poses for Calvin Klein

(Relaxnews) – The up-and-coming Brazilian soccer star is the latest footballer to show off his talents in a high-profile underwear and jeans campaign. Twenty-two-year-old Oscar dos Santos Emboaba Júnior, best known as Oscar when he plies his trade for Chelsea Football Club and the Brazilian national side, is something of a favorite with the fans. Now […]

16.05.2014 · Filled under: News ·
Lily Collins named as face of Chanel-owned knitwear label Barrie

Lily Collins named as face of Chanel-owned knitwear label Barrie

(Relaxnews) – The Scottish cashmere house has announced the launch of a Paris store and a first ready-to-wear collection, fronted by British-American actress Lily Collins. Based in Hawick, Scotland since 1903, Barrie was bought up by the French luxury giant at the end of 2012. Now the daughter of British rocker Phil Collins, rising star Lily Collins, […]

16.05.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Hollywood Stars ·
Demand for bigger smartphone screens is growing

Demand for bigger smartphone screens is growing

(Relaxnews) – Over one third of new handsets shipped over the last three months featured a display of 5 inches or more — that’s a 369 percent jump in terms of demand based on the same period in 2013. As well as absolute numbers — an incredible 279.4 million handsets shipped over the first quarter […]

16.05.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Science & Technology ·
Flawless blue diamond sells for $24 million

Flawless blue diamond sells for $24 million

(GENEVA-AFP) – A spactacular blue diamond, the largest in its category, fetched a total of $23.79 million (17.35 million euros) at a Christie’s auction in Geneva on Wednesday. The sale of the 13.22 carat rock known simply as “The Blue” came a day after Sotheby’s sold a 100-carat flawless yellow diamond for $16.3 million — […]

16.05.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·