Travel industry taps into social networks via bloggers

Travel industry taps into social networks via bloggers

(BERLIN-AFP) – Tourism companies are turning to travel bloggers as a route into the vast global market of social network users, industry insiders say. At Berlin’s ITB tourism fair this week, bloggers and tourism professionals were brought together at a “speed dating” event to swap tips and further their cooperation in a highly competitive sector. […]

10.03.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Online ·
Google commits to Android wearable tech devices

Google commits to Android wearable tech devices

(Relaxnews) – Sundar Pichai, head of Android, has announced that software development kits for creating operating systems for everything from smartwatches to headsets are coming this month. Pichai made the announcement at SXSW Interactive and said that the software development kits (SDKs) will not only make it easier for companies and individuals to use Android […]

10.03.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Jude Law close to joining spy comedy ‘Susan Cooper’

Jude Law close to joining spy comedy ‘Susan Cooper’

(Relaxnews) – British actor Jude Law is to join compatriot Jason Statham in spy caper “Susan Cooper,” alongside leading lady Melissa McCarthy and Australian actress Rose Byrne. The Oscar nominee is close to concluding negotiations with 20th Century Fox, reports TheWrap. The movie was written by producer and director Paul Feig, who is known for […]

10.03.2014 · Filled under: News ·
Renée Zellwegger up for ‘The Whole Truth’ role

Renée Zellwegger up for ‘The Whole Truth’ role

(Relaxnews) – Renée Zellwegger is moving towards “The Whole Truth” with Daniel Craig for what’s thought to be a “courtroom thriller.” Much of the project still remains under wraps, but The Hollywood Reporter has Craig in the role of a district attorney, with Courtney Hunt directing from a Nicholas Kazan script. Hunt is best-known for […]

10.03.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Uma Thurman to track down Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg

Uma Thurman to track down Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg

(Relaxnews) – The actress is in line to join the cast of “American Ultra,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. Currently in theaters in Lars von Trier’s “Nymphomaniac,” Uma Thurman is in talks to join this action comedy authored by Max Landis, the screenwriter behind “Chronicle” (2012) and son to veteran director John Landis. The 43-year-old […]

10.03.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Elizabeth Hurley to play Queen of England in E! series

Elizabeth Hurley to play Queen of England in E! series

(Relaxnews) – The British actress has joined the cast of “The Royals,” the first original scripted series from celebrity and entertainment network E!. A new cable network is entering the fray, posing yet another challenge to major networks. For its first original scripted series, E! is developing “The Royals,” the latest idea from “One Tree […]

10.03.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Football: Nike overtake Adidas in World Cup teams battle

Football: Nike overtake Adidas in World Cup teams battle

(BARCELONA-AFP) – Nike will supply the kit for more teams than Adidas for the first time ever at this year’s World Cup finals. The two sports giants will throw Lionel Messi against Cristiano Ronaldo and Spain against Brazil to see who can claim a bigger chunk of the multi-billion dollar market for football boots, shirts […]

10.03.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Destinations ·
Beauty tutorials inspired by the Parisian runways

Beauty tutorials inspired by the Parisian runways

(Relaxnews) – Here’s how to steal three runway styles straight from Paris fashion week. Sixties eyes http://youtu.be/WQzMuzB_K08 At Saint Laurent the 60s shift dresses were paired with black winged eyeliner and heavy mascara. This short Maybelline video shows you how to get the “modern mod” look. Start with taupe shadow on the lid, then line […]

06.03.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Online, Photos, Videos ·
Trailer: Jamie Foxx takes ‘Annie’ under his wing

Trailer: Jamie Foxx takes ‘Annie’ under his wing

(Relaxnews) – A first trailer has been released for the classic musical’s modern movie adaptation. A 2m30s video offers a look at the little orphan Annie, as played by Quvenzhané Wallis (“12 Years a Slave”), protected by millionaire and mayoral candidate Benjamin Stacks, in the skin of Jamie Foxx. Cameron Diaz becomes orphanage tyrant Miss […]

06.03.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Justin Timberlake-produced ‘Idolmaker’ reboot finds its director

Justin Timberlake-produced ‘Idolmaker’ reboot finds its director

(Relaxnews) – American filmmaker Craig Brewer is reportedly in talks to helm a remake of the 1980 musical feature “The Idolmaker” with Justin Timberlake producing, Variety reports. After helming the “Footloose” reboot in 2011, Craig Brewer is on his way to reviving Taylor Hackford’s “The Idolmaker,” set in the music industry during the 1950s. The […]

06.03.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, International Stars, Music ·
Pizza Hut develops interactive tabletop menu technology

Pizza Hut develops interactive tabletop menu technology

(Relaxnews) – Here’s another sign that traditional restaurant menus may be inching towards extinction: Pizza Hut has created an interactive touchscreen tabletop that would allow diners to build their pizza they way they like, using swiping and tapping gestures. Developed with Chaotic Moon Studios, the digital menu ordering service acts much like a tablet allowing […]

06.03.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Offbeat, Online, Videos ·
Burger King kids’ meals come with low-cal fries

Burger King kids’ meals come with low-cal fries

(Relaxnews) – Burger King has replaced regular fries in its kids’ meals with a lower-calorie, low-fat spud. In its calorie count, BK compares its ‘Satisfries’ to its golden arched rival, saying that the lower-calorie crinkle cut spud has 40 percent less fat and 30 percent fewer calories than McDonald’s fries. Overall, the reduced-calorie fry clocks […]

06.03.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
WHO recommends halving daily sugar intake in fight against obesity

WHO recommends halving daily sugar intake in fight against obesity

(GENEVA-AFP) – The World Health Organisation Wednesday said the recommended amount of sugar consumed daily should be halved as it stepped up its battle against public health problems like obesity and tooth decay. The UN health agency said it was maintaining its 2002 guidelines that sugars should make up less than 10 percent of total […]

06.03.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Study finds more evidence that fish oil is beneficial to heart health

Study finds more evidence that fish oil is beneficial to heart health

(Relaxnews) – A new study by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health found consuming high amounts of fish oil protects the heart from disease. The findings are being published in the March 6 issue of the journalHeart. Researchers at U Pitt worked with scientists in Japan, Philadelphia and Hawaii to study 300 […]

06.03.2014 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
Marlou Colina’s Oscars weekend

Marlou Colina’s Oscars weekend

Super stylist Marlou Colina is still reveling in the glow of his Oscars weekend, working and rubbing elbows with the stars at the recent Academy Awards in Hollywood. The boyish owner of  Colina Salons was busy for two days working with The Weinstein Company, a number of whose projects were in the running: August Osage County,  whose co-star Julia Roberts […]

06.03.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Hollywood Stars, Marlou Colina ·
Obama slams Republicans in fiery election speech

Obama slams Republicans in fiery election speech

By Stephen Collinson WASHINGTON  (AFP) – President Barack Obama fired off a sarcastic, no holds barred attack on Republicans Friday that made clear his focus is now more on mid-term elections than deal-making with his foes in Congress. Though it was the last day of February, Obama’s speech to partisan Democrats was more in tune […]

05.03.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Congen Dela Vega joins Glendale Mayor in ribbon-cutting ceremony of ABS-CBN Flagship Office

Congen Dela Vega joins Glendale Mayor in ribbon-cutting ceremony of ABS-CBN Flagship Office

Los Angeles – Consul General Maria Hellen Barber De La Vega attended the official Opening ceremony of the ABS-CBN International office at Glendale, CA on 21 February 2014. Glendale Mayor Dave Weaver and Consul General De La Vega were invited to the officially launch of ABS-CBN’s new office in Glendale, CA.  The ABS-CBN International Glendale office markets its […]

05.03.2014 · Filled under: Local News ·
Anti-gay bill vetoed after sporting pressure

Anti-gay bill vetoed after sporting pressure

PHOENIX (AFP) – A controversial anti-gay bill was vetoed Wednesday by Arizona governor Jan Brewer only hours after pressure from American sports leagues that pump millions of dollars into the US state’s economy. The National Football League, which will stage Super Bowl 49 next February in Arizona, as well as Major League Baseball and Arizona’s […]

05.03.2014 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation, U.S. News ·
Disney deals with Dish to offer tv over the internet

Disney deals with Dish to offer tv over the internet

(NEW YORK-AFP) – US media giant Disney has made a deal with satellite operator Dish Network to allow its channels to be watched over the Internet — streamed to smartphones, tablets, computers, or a traditional TV. As with any contract between a media group and a cable or satellite company, the deal announced Monday sets […]

05.03.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Online ·
Paris to become home to biggest Chipotle restaurant in world

Paris to become home to biggest Chipotle restaurant in world

(Relaxnews) – Chipotle will be opening its largest restaurant in Paris next month, with a location that will be triple the size of the chain’s typical eatery. Set to open in the city’s business district of La Défense in the northwest end of Paris, Chipotle’s third Parisian outpost will span 7,000 square feet (650 square […]

05.03.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·