President Aquino thanks Singaporean President Tony Tan Keng Yam for ‘Yolanda’ aid

President Aquino thanks Singaporean President Tony Tan Keng Yam for ‘Yolanda’ aid

MANILA (Mabuhay) — President Benigno S. Aquino III on Thursday welcomed visiting Singaporean President Tony Tan Keng Yam at Malacanang and thanked him for Singapore’s support to the Philippines, especially in the aftermath of super typhoon “Yolanda” last November. “Singapore was one of the first countries to reach out to the Filipino people in the […]

04.04.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
A HyFive for hydrogen power

A HyFive for hydrogen power

(Relaxnews) – A new Pan-European scheme will cost £31 million (€38.4 million) and aims to make hydrogen fuel cells a viable alternative to both fossil fuel-powered cars and plug-in electric vehicles in a number of the continent’s leading cities. In total, five major car makers have signed up to the project, which was officially announced […]

BMW’s X4 and M4 heading to NYC

BMW’s X4 and M4 heading to NYC

(Relaxnews) – BMW’s new sports drop top and sports off-roader are to make official debuts at the upcoming auto show. With a glorious twin-turbocharged 3-liter straight six-cylinder engine, a 0-100km/h time of a fraction over 4 seconds, sublime handling and an electronically limited top speed of 250km/h, there’s very little that BMW could do to […]

04.04.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Motoring ·
‘Big Bang Theory’ making Star Wars Day episode

‘Big Bang Theory’ making Star Wars Day episode

(Relaxnews) – May 1 will see Sheldon, Raj, Howard and friends get together to celebrate Star Wars Day in a special episode called “The Proton Transmogrification.” American comedian Bob Newhart returns for a third cameo after appearing in two other protonically titled episodes last year. The official crossover means that Lucasfilm and CBS cooperated to […]

04.04.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Final season of ‘True Blood’ to air in June

Final season of ‘True Blood’ to air in June

(Relaxnews) – HBO will air the seventh and final season of the vampire series starting on Sunday, June 22. HBO accompanied its announcement of the “True Blood” Season 7 premiere date with a new teaser. Rather than revealing scenes from the forthcoming episodes, the video takes the viewer on a tour of the Bon Temps […]

04.04.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Emily Blunt and Amy Adams lined up for Villeneuve films

Emily Blunt and Amy Adams lined up for Villeneuve films

(Relaxnews) – Amy Adams (“American Hustle”) and Emily Blunt (“Looper”) are in line to join the next two films from Oscar nominee Denis Villeneuve. Villeneuve won an Academy Award nomination in the Best Foreign Language category for “Incendies” and went on to direct the well-received 2013 Jake Gyllenhaal double-header of “Prisoners” and “Enemy.” So it […]

04.04.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Mandela’s former aide to publish memoirs

Mandela’s former aide to publish memoirs

(JOHANNESBURG-AFP) – The long-serving and trusted white personal aide of Nelson Mandela will publish her memoirs in June about how her life was transformed by South Africa’s late anti-apartheid icon, Penguin Books announced Thursday. Zelda la Grange, Mandela’s private assistant during his 1994-1999 presidency and subsequent retirement, had become a fixture by the Nobel laureate’s […]

04.04.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, International Stars ·
David Letterman saying good night to ‘Late Night’

David Letterman saying good night to ‘Late Night’

(NEW YORK-AFP) – David Letterman, a pillar of American late-night TV talk shows, announced Thursday that he’ll be stepping down as host of “Late Night” on CBS next year after a 22-year run. “We don’t have the timetable for this precisely down,” said Letterman, 66, during a live taping of his highly-rated show at the […]

04.04.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars ·
Glasgow to bring down the house in explosive Commonwealth Games opener

Glasgow to bring down the house in explosive Commonwealth Games opener

(LONDON-AFP) – Glasgow will celebrate the opening of the Commonwealth Games in July with the live demolition of five iconic tower blocks in the north of the Scottish city, officials said Thursday. The 30-storey Red Road residential blocks, the tallest in Europe when they were built in the 1960s, had been earmarked for demolition for […]

04.04.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·
Blumarine honored with permanent exhibition

Blumarine honored with permanent exhibition

(Relaxnews) – The Italian luxury label is creating an exhibition space in the Italian city of Carpi. Founder and creative director Anna Molinari has announced the opening of a permanent space dedicated to Blumarine inside the Museum of the City of Carpi. The company was born in the Northern Italian town in 1977, and has stuck close […]

03.04.2014 · Filled under: Art, Beauty & Style, Destinations, Entertainment, Home & Garden ·
Sao Paulo fashion week: highlights from day 3

Sao Paulo fashion week: highlights from day 3

(Relaxnews) – Here are more highlights from the runway shows in Brazil. Ronaldo Fraga Fraga opened with some loose crochet knit dresses featuring blocks of contrasting color, before serving up a diamond checkerboard print and some stunning bright dresses. A series of pieces matched the colorful woven shoes, and there were also some cool illustrated […]

03.04.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
Adidas to stream clips filmed from the perspective of the World Cup football

Adidas to stream clips filmed from the perspective of the World Cup football

(Relaxnews) – Adidas has implanted six HD cameras into one of its official match balls for the 2014 FIFA World Cup and will be streaming films capturing 360-degree action views in the run up to the tournament. The Brazucam ball will be traveling the world and documentary-style films will be streamed weekly from the ball’s […]

Look out! Here comes the Spider-Man ice cream

Look out! Here comes the Spider-Man ice cream

(Relaxnews) – What’s red, blue and striped all over? Why, the latest Spider-Man inspired ice cream, of course. In a tie-in with the May release of “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” movie, Baskin-Robbins has created an ice cream flavor made with red and blue, vanilla-flavored ice cream, thread by a web of dark chocolate and popping […]

03.04.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Offbeat ·
US approves novel remedy for hayfever, pollen allergies

US approves novel remedy for hayfever, pollen allergies

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – US regulators on Wednesday approved a French-made remedy for alleviating symptoms of hayfever and certain allergies to grass pollen. The tablet, called Oralair, dissolves under the tongue and must be taken daily for four months prior to the start of the grass pollen season, and then continued throughout the season. Pre-approval trials on […]

03.04.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Samsung scores marketing home run with Obama selfie

Samsung scores marketing home run with Obama selfie

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Samsung celebrated a viral marketing coup Wednesday after a Boston Red Sox baseball star used one of its smartphones to snap a selfie at the White House with Barack Obama. Obama hosted the World Series champions Tuesday when first baseman and designated hitter David “Big Papi” Ortiz grabbed a cheerful shot of himself […]

Canada’s in-demand list jumps to 43 occupations in days

Canada’s in-demand list jumps to 43 occupations in days

By Atty. Henry Moyal Those who are seeking to immigrate to Canada are getting a crash course in the way bureaucracy is run in Canada – at least on the Canada Immigration level. In the last article we discussed how fast the Saskatchewan program was filled. Before that, we discussed how the 5000 slots for […]

03.04.2014 · Filled under: Legal Matters ·
Vivienne Westwood intros limited edition summer fragrance

Vivienne Westwood intros limited edition summer fragrance

(Relaxnews) – In keeping with tradition, the British brand has unveiled its annual limited edition summer fragrance, which is none other than the fourth variation on the iconic perfume Alice. Cheerfully titled Sunny Alice, the new perfume consists entirely of scents associated with the seaside, sunshine and sandy beaches. The pale yellow essence combines notes […]

02.04.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
Fragrance flash: Bulgari’s Omnia India Garnet

Fragrance flash: Bulgari’s Omnia India Garnet

(Relaxnews) – The Italian luxury house has revealed a new fragrance. Look A campaign starring Lithuanian model Edita Vilkeviciute and a bottle featuring two interlocking metallic shapes Nose Created by Bulgari and fragrance legend Alberto Morillas, one of the perfumiers behind CK One Inspirations  The famed Indian mandarin garnet meets Hollywood technicolor Scent  Sicilian mandarin, […]

02.04.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
How to score free — or nearly free — ice cream this month

How to score free — or nearly free — ice cream this month

(Relaxnews) – Mark your calendars, ice cream lovers, because major brands will be competing for your taste buds this month. On April 8, Ben & Jerry’s will be hosting its 35th annual Free Cone Day at participating Scoop Shops around the world. The occasion will also be used to promote a trio of new flavors […]

02.04.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Brad Pitt headed for WW2 once again in romance

Brad Pitt headed for WW2 once again in romance

(Relaxnews) – The Hollywood actor and producer is currently negotiating the starring role in a romance thriller set during World War II. According to Deadline.com, Brad Pitt is in talks to join this feature produced by GK Films and penned by British screenwriter Steven Knight (“Eastern Promises,” “Locke”). Producers are simultaneously seeking a high-profile director […]

02.04.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·