McDonald’s debuts new fry concept: shake and season

McDonald’s debuts new fry concept: shake and season

(Relaxnews) – McDonald’s US has imported a popular concept from its franchise cousins in Asia that will allow customers to punch up their fries with different seasonings. After debuting in Hong Kong in 2005, the first Shakin’ Flavor Fries has hit restaurants in Northern California, where customers can season their fries with flavors like garlic […]

12.05.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Washington Monument to reopen after nearly 3 years

Washington Monument to reopen after nearly 3 years

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – The Washington Monument, one of the US capital’s most recognizable sights, was to reopen Monday, three years after sustaining damage from a rare earthquake. The popular tourist attraction is the US capital city’s tallest building at 555 feet (170-meters). The obelisk, built in honor of the first US president, George Washington, was closed […]

12.05.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, International Stars ·
LG pads out tablet range

LG pads out tablet range

(Relaxnews) – The company’s G Pad line, which existed as a single 8.3-inch tablet back in September, is swelling to four models, each with a different display size. Last autumn, LG kicked off a big advertising campaign focusing on the G Pad ahead of its official reveal at the IFA, and the fact that at 8.3 inches, […]

12.05.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Science & Technology ·
New romantic comedy Chasing Athens by Fil-Am journalist released

New romantic comedy Chasing Athens by Fil-Am journalist released

Expat life and love lessons collide in debut novel by Marissa Tejada   (Athens, GREECE) – Greece’s economic crisis, culture and landscape inspired award-winning journalist Marissa Tejada to set her first novel, Chasing Athens, in the Mediterranean country where she moved to several years ago. E-book romance publisher Musa Publishing released the romantic comedy as part […]

12.05.2014 · Filled under: Books ·
Eurovision winner says bad planning behind tepid sales

Eurovision winner says bad planning behind tepid sales

(COPENHAGEN-AFP) – Despite winning hands down at last year’s Eurovision Song Contest, Danish singer Emmelie de Forest has struggled to find commercial success in her native Denmark. “I had too much to think about. You have so much to think about when you win Eurovision,” said de Forest, who this year will perform the official […]

11.05.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
The Cannes Film Festival in figures

The Cannes Film Festival in figures

(PARIS-AFP) – Here is a statistical snapshot of the May 14-25 Cannes Film Festival: – 1,700: The feature-length films submitted to the festival of which 18 are in the competition for the Palme d’Or, the festival’s top prize, and 20 in the new talent “Un Certain Regard” section. – 19: The number of 18-carat gold […]

150 tech companies press government for net neutrality

150 tech companies press government for net neutrality

WASHINGTON (AFP) − Google, Facebook, Amazon and other online giants warn that the Internet faces a “grave threat” if service providers are able to prioritize or restrict usage based on negotiated payments. In a joint letter Wednesday, some 150 companies told the Federal Communications Commission its proposed rules over net neutrality would permit phone and […]

11.05.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Renewed trust and confidence in PHL reflects on Filipinos abroad

Renewed trust and confidence in PHL reflects on Filipinos abroad

NAY PYI TAW, Myanmar, May 10 (Mabuhay) – The renewed trust and confidence of the foreign investors in the Philippine economy also reflects on Filipinos working and living abroad. Esperanza Ordoño-Saw, marketing manager for Global Sky Company Limited in Myanmar, said more foreign entrepreneurs are now willing to look into possible investment opportunities in the […]

11.05.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Papier-mâché pandas to take on Hong Kong

Papier-mâché pandas to take on Hong Kong

(Relaxnews) – A troupe of 1,600 papier-mâché pandas is set to descend upon Hong Kong this June, as part of an ongoing campaign by the WWF. ‘1600 Pandas World Tour in Hong Kong: Creativity Meets Conservation’ will see the pandas grace the city’s top 10 landmarks as part of the government’s ‘conserving central’ initiative. The 1,600 […]

09.05.2014 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Environment, Home & Garden ·
App to sell restaurant leftovers to help reduce food waste

App to sell restaurant leftovers to help reduce food waste

(Relaxnews) – As the dialogue on the shameful amount of food waste grows louder, US developers are in the midst of creating an innovative new app that will allow retailers and restaurants to sell their leftovers and overstocked products to consumers. Currently being tested in New York, PareUp aims to divert perfectly edible foods from landfills — […]

09.05.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Destinations, Environment, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
BMW launches special edition M5 to mark its 30th birthday

BMW launches special edition M5 to mark its 30th birthday

(Relaxnews) – It might look like a standard M5, but don’t be fooled. It is the most powerful and one of the most exclusive cars that the company has ever built. Often an anniversary or ‘special edition’ is nothing more than a beautified standard car. It might come in a new paint finish and plastered […]

09.05.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Over 10 million WiFi hotspots worldwide by 2018

Over 10 million WiFi hotspots worldwide by 2018

(Relaxnews) – The number of WiFi hotspots around the globe, which stood at 4.2 million in 2013, is expected to skyrocket to 10.5 million by 2018, according to ABI Research. Currently, Asia is home to the vast majority of these hotspots (68.9%), far ahead of Latin America (12.3%), Europe (9%) and North America (8.7%). China […]

09.05.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Online, Science & Technology ·
Marc Jacobs launching Daisy Dream for summer

Marc Jacobs launching Daisy Dream for summer

(Relaxnews) – The New York City-based designer has concocted a new flanker scent for his popular Daisy fragrance. First launched in 2007, Daisy is one of Marc Jacobs’s most popular perfumes. Inspired by daisies and blue skies, the brand has launched a new light, floral and fruity version of the scent, which comes packaged in a pale […]

09.05.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
Limes are a hot commodity in US as prices skyrocket

Limes are a hot commodity in US as prices skyrocket

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Sitting in a Mexican bar in the US capital, Maria complained that “using lemon instead of lime in a margarita is like using onions instead of garlic.” But lemon margaritas just might be coming to a cantina near you, thanks to the skyrocketing price of limes. “The prices started to shoot up in […]

09.05.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Travelers reveal their brand loyalty for toiletries and gadgets

Travelers reveal their brand loyalty for toiletries and gadgets

(Relaxnews) – Canon is the most popular brand of camera slung around travelers’ necks; Pantene is the most common shampoo bottle to line the tubs of hotel bathrooms; and when it comes to choosing the backpack that will accompany them on their cross-European adventure from one hostel to the next, travelers trust The North Face […]

09.05.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Destinations, Home & Garden ·
‘Batman vs. Superman’ delays Ben Affleck’s next project

‘Batman vs. Superman’ delays Ben Affleck’s next project

(Relaxnews) – Initially slated for release in December 2015, Ben Affleck’s forthcoming feature “Live by Night” is now expected to arrive in theaters almost one year later, in October 2016. Warner Bros announced that it has pushed back the release of “Live by Night,” which Ben Affleck is set to direct. The delay was seen […]

09.05.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
MAC & Maleficent collection hits the web May 8

MAC & Maleficent collection hits the web May 8

(Relaxnews) – The cosmetics brand has teamed up with Disney to create a new capsule line for the new Disney movie starring Angelina Jolie. MAC‘s Maleficent line, inspired by the darkness of the title character’s sinister look, is available to order online in the US from Thursday, May 8. The collection includes a lipstick, longwear […]

TV’s Power Rangers morphing into film

TV’s Power Rangers morphing into film

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – More than 20 years after taking children’s television by storm, the Power Rangers are morphing into the movies. In a statement, production house Lionsgate said Wednesday it is partnering with Saban Brands, which owns the rights to Power Rangers, to develop “an original live-action feature film based on the iconic Power Rangers […]

08.05.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film ·
Pair of ‘Princess Diaries’ books after 5-year break

Pair of ‘Princess Diaries’ books after 5-year break

(Relaxnews) – Meg Cabot is returning as author of “The Princess Diaries” in 2015, but this time will focus on Mia Thermopolis’s life as an adult. Just like her fans, Mia has grown up, and “Royal Wedding” sees her prepare for marriage to long-term beau Michael. At the same time, it emerges that Mia has […]

08.05.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment ·
‘Jurassic World’ gains Andy Buckley of ‘The Office’

‘Jurassic World’ gains Andy Buckley of ‘The Office’

(Relaxnews) – Discovered during the US’s run of workplace comedy “The Office,” Andy Buckley is participating in the fourth entry to the dinosaur franchise started in 1993. Buckley joins Omar Sy, Bryce Dallas Howard, Chris Pratt, Vincent D’Onofrio and Irrfan Khan in facing up to Universal Pictures’ selection of dinos. Colin Trevorrow (of Sundance’s 2012 […]

08.05.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·