Boehner mocks partymates on immigration

Boehner mocks partymates on immigration

By Michael Mathes WASHINGTON (AFP) – The US Senate passed comprehensive immigration reform last June, but the issue is languishing this year, with skittish Republicans reluctant to jeopardize their chance to gain full control of Congress. None other than the top Republican in Washington, House Speaker John Boehner, mocked conservatives in his own party this […]

30.04.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Matt Damon could play Aquaman in ‘Justice League’

Matt Damon could play Aquaman in ‘Justice League’

(Relaxnews) – Rumors suggest that the star could join his longtime friend Ben Affleck on the set of Zack Snyder’s forthcoming superhero movie, according to Thewrap.com. Matt Damon could board “Justice League,” the feature on the DC Comics superhero team, along the same lines as Marvel’s “Avengers.” The speculation should be regarded as such, however, […]

30.04.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
How this restaurant produces zero waste

How this restaurant produces zero waste

(Relaxnews) – A small Chicago sandwich shop has gained headlines for pulling off an impressive feat for any restaurant: producing zero waste. Over two years, chef owner Justin Vrany’s restaurant Sandwich Me In has produced eight gallons of garbage — the average amount of waste produced by a restaurant every hour, he says. In more […]

A breath of fresh MacBook Air

A breath of fresh MacBook Air

(Relaxnews) – Apple has very quietly and without any fuss upgraded the processors across its range of ultra-lightweight notebooks and has also lowered their prices. All of the other specifications remain the same — 4GB of RAM as standard, Intel HD 500 graphics and a choice of 128GB or 256GB of solid state flash memory […]

30.04.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Chanel launches bespoke bridal beauty service

Chanel launches bespoke bridal beauty service

(Relaxnews) – Fans of the brand will be able to book personal beauty appointments at two of Chanel’s London locations ahead of their weddings. Chanel has launched a new beauty service for brides at its Covent Garden and Bond Street boutiques in London, designed to help women prepare for the big day. A £90 (approx […]

30.04.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
Trident Iceni: the fast and the frugal

Trident Iceni: the fast and the frugal

(Relaxnews) – The new Trident Iceni claims to be the world’s fastest and most fuel efficient diesel-powered sportscar. There’s no debating that diesel technology has come on in leaps and bounds over recent years, but trying to convince avid well-heeled drivers to take a chance on an Iceni rather than its British compatriots, say a […]

30.04.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Cristiano Ronaldo joins TAG Heuer as brand ambassador

Cristiano Ronaldo joins TAG Heuer as brand ambassador

(Relaxnews) – The two-time Ballon d’Or winner is the new face of the famous Swiss watch brand, the first time the role has fallen to a soccer player. The captain of the Portuguese national football team, one of the key talents in the Real Madrid starting line-up, and the two-time winner of the sport’s biggest […]

Girls who are told they’re ‘fat’ are more likely to become obese

Girls who are told they’re ‘fat’ are more likely to become obese

(Relaxnews) – Girls who were told they were fat at the age of 10 are more likely to be obese at the age of 19, according to the results of a new US study. The findings out of the University of Los Angeles California underscore the importance of refraining from making flippant fat comments to […]

30.04.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
How mind games can make you smarter

How mind games can make you smarter

(Relaxnews) – Scientists in the US have developed a new training program for the brain that they say can make you smarter. Called “Gist reasoning training,” the program developed out of the University of Texas at Dallas goes beyond standard memory recall and information processing tests and improves cognitive performance by challenging the brain in […]

30.04.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Giorgio Armani’s latest couture collection becomes a new fragrance

Giorgio Armani’s latest couture collection becomes a new fragrance

(Relaxnews) – The Italian design house is expanding its Couture Editions line, part of the Armani/Privé Collection, with a new fragrance inspired by the Armani/Privé Ombre & Lumière apparel couture collection. Layering, generous volumes and contrasts between sheer and opaque fabrics are among the hallmarks of Giorgio Armani’s Spring-Summer 2014 couture collection. Ahead of summer, […]

29.04.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
Gufram designs by Marcel Wanders and Karim Rashid set to go on show at ICFF New York

Gufram designs by Marcel Wanders and Karim Rashid set to go on show at ICFF New York

(Relaxnews) – Contemporary Italian furniture studio Gufram is preparing to show off its new pieces by designers including Marcel Wanders and Karim Rashid at the “Wanted” exhibition running alongside ICFF New York. The group has collaborated with a host of big names within the design industry to create a hot new collection for 2014. Pieces include Boing […]

29.04.2014 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Entertainment, Home & Garden ·
Cloning: Scientists make insulin-producing cells

Cloning: Scientists make insulin-producing cells

(PARIS-AFP) – Scientists said Monday they had used cloning technology to make embryonic stem cells that carry a diabetic woman’s genes, and turned them into insulin-producing beta cells that may one day cure her disease. The team reported clearing an important hurdle in the quest to make “personalised stem cells” for use in disease therapy, […]

29.04.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Science & Technology ·
Disney eyes bigger plans with Shanghai

Disney eyes bigger plans with Shanghai

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – American entertainment giant Disney is set to pour an additional $800 million into its Disney Shanghai, its first theme park on the Chinese mainland, officials said Monday. CEO Bob Iger said the deal, with Shanghai Shendi Group, will total an investment of $5.5 billion, and the additional funds will be to boost the […]

29.04.2014 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Entertainment ·
Floorball to debut in 2015 SEA Games, karate out

Floorball to debut in 2015 SEA Games, karate out

(SINGAPORE-AFP) – Floorball, a hockey-like game popular in Singapore, will make its debut in the 2015 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games hosted by the city-state, while karate, weightlifting and wrestling are out, organisers said Tuesday. There will be 402 gold in 36 sports, including equestrian events, waterskiing and rowing, in the regional biennial games, the Singapore […]

29.04.2014 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation ·
‘Game of Thrones’ sets new ratings record

‘Game of Thrones’ sets new ratings record

(Relaxnews) – The fantasy series’ popularity continues to rise. The most recent episode was the most watched yet, seen by 6.9 million HBO subscribers on Sunday, April 27. “Game of Thrones” achieved a new record audience with the fourth episode of its fourth season, entitled “Oathkeeper.” The broadcast was watched by close to seven million […]

29.04.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
World renowned violinist, Joshua Bell And Glee Star, Darren Criss added to the all-star line-up typhoon Haiyan tribute concert

World renowned violinist, Joshua Bell And Glee Star, Darren Criss added to the all-star line-up typhoon Haiyan tribute concert

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Grammy Award-winning violinist, Joshua Bell and Glee and Broadway star sensation, Darren Criss join multi-award-winning Broadway artist Lea Salonga, Hollywood actor Lou Diamond Phillips, tenor Rodell Rosel, Christine Rocas of Joffrey Ballet, singer Apl.de.ap of Black Eyed Peas and a host of other celebrities will come together in the nation’s capital for a benefit concert […]

Pope Francis declares John Paul II, John XXIII saints

Pope Francis declares John Paul II, John XXIII saints

By Jean-Louis De La Vaissiere, Laure Brumont VATICAN CITY (AFP) − Pope Francis on Sunday proclaimed John Paul II and John XXIII the Catholic Church’s newest saints at a festive ceremony joined by hundreds of thousands of pilgrims for two pontiffs who helped shape 20th-century history. “We declare and define as saints the blessed John […]

29.04.2014 · Filled under: World News ·
US, PHL sign agreement for increased US troop presence

US, PHL sign agreement for increased US troop presence

MANILA, Apr 28 (Mabuhay) – Philippine and United States officials on Monday signed the agreement that will allow an enlarged rotational presence of American troops in the country, hours before the arrival of US President Barack Obama. Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin and US Ambassador Philip Goldberg signed the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) in Camp […]

28.04.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
7 New York fest medals for GMA Network

7 New York fest medals for GMA Network

GMA Network once again brought honor to the country by clinching seven world medals at the recently concluded 2014 New York Festivals International TV & Film Awards. Among the Filipino awardees, the Kapuso Network went home with the most number of awards – eleven in total, including four finalist certificates—and sent the biggest contingent to […]

28.04.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Services ·
GOP NY Rep Grimm in custody, faces charges

GOP NY Rep Grimm in custody, faces charges

NEW YORK, April 28, 2014 (AFP) – US congressman Michael Grimm of New York was taken into custody Monday and charged with fraud, perjury and obstruction of justice, the FBI said. Grimm, a former FBI agent himself and a second-term Republican from Staten Island, was expected to be arraigned later Monday in federal court. “As […]

28.04.2014 · Filled under: News ·