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 ·
John Rocha to retire from LFW

John Rocha to retire from LFW

(Relaxnews) – The veteran designer will no longer show at London Fashion Week. The Dublin based designer has announced his retirement from the London runway in an exclusive interview with Vogue. Born in Hong Kong, John Rocha has been showing his collections in London since 1985 but will not be back this September. Citing a desire to live his […]

16.05.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
Dior Resort 2015 mixes European and American influences

Dior Resort 2015 mixes European and American influences

(Relaxnews) – Belgian designer Raf Simons took Christian Dior to Brooklyn this week. “America is a constant inspiration for me,” explained Simons. “The pop culture, the energy, the fluidity… there is just something so alive here. What I always like in America is that there is such a melting pot of styles.” Unveiled at the […]

16.05.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
WantedDesign New York: the highlights

WantedDesign New York: the highlights

(Relaxnews) – The fourth edition of the WantedDesign show is set to hit New York later this week, offering an international design perspective through a series of interactive installations, pop-up stores, conferences and workshops. We take a look at the highlights of this particular NYCxDesign event. The Conversation Series A three-day platform and dialogue supported by contemporary […]

15.05.2014 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Environment, Home & Garden ·
Times Square transformed into a giant stage with New York vintage chair exhibition

Times Square transformed into a giant stage with New York vintage chair exhibition

(Relaxnews) – New York is buzzing as the second annual NYCxDesign festival gets into full swing, and now Times Square is poised to get a slice of the action, thanks to a new exhibition made up of revamped vintage chairs. “Street Seats” comprises a selection of reclaimed chairs found on the city’s streets, repainted in taxi-cab yellow […]

15.05.2014 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Entertainment, Home & Garden ·
Italian director chosen for Pope Francis biopic

Italian director chosen for Pope Francis biopic

(Relaxnews) – Daniele Luchetti will helm the Spanish-language feature adapted from the book “Francisco: El Papa de la gente” (“Francis: The People’s Pope”), Variety reports. Production on “Call Me Francesco” is slated to begin this summer in Argentina with Daniele Luchetti in the director’s chair. Producer Piero Valsecchi said the feature will be released around […]

15.05.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, International Stars ·
CBS shelves ‘How I Met Your Mother’ spin-off

CBS shelves ‘How I Met Your Mother’ spin-off

(Relaxnews) – “How I Met Your Dad” will not make its way to the small screen after all, at least not on CBS. The network decided to scrap the comedy, making way instead for “The McCarthys” and “The Odd Couple.” The buzz surrounding the “How I Met Your Mother” spin-off was not enough to save […]

15.05.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Hollywood Stars ·
When it comes to male longevity, size does matter: study

When it comes to male longevity, size does matter: study

(Relaxnews) – Here’s some good news for gents who may have been robbed of a few inches in height: A new study shows that shorter men may live longer. In fact, according to data culled from researchers out of the University of Hawaii, the taller the men, the shorter they lived. The reason? Shorter men […]

15.05.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Health & Fitness, Offbeat ·
New visa law to make travel to Brazil easier for foreigners

New visa law to make travel to Brazil easier for foreigners

(Relaxnews) – In an attempt to promote foreign tourism to Brazil, the government has approved new measures that will allow visitors to apply for tourist visas online and reduce wait times. For foreigners, that means a simplified application process and eliminating the need to travel to a major urban city in search of a Brazilian […]

15.05.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, World News ·
ABC offers first look at Steven Spielberg-produced ‘The Whispers’

ABC offers first look at Steven Spielberg-produced ‘The Whispers’

(Relaxnews) – Before bringing its alien invasion thriller to the airwaves in early 2015, the network has released the first official trailer. “The Whispers,” previously known by its working title “The Visitors,” depicts an alien invasion in which extraterrestrial forces use children to dominate the planet. In particular, the show follows two FBI agents investigating […]

15.05.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·