Weird and wonderful world of British royal gifts revealed

Weird and wonderful world of British royal gifts revealed

(LONDON-AFP) – A garden gnome, a chocolate royal coach and a falconry glove were among the gifts presented to Britain’s royal household last year, it was revealed on Wednesday. Queen Elizabeth II was the lucky recipient of a gold jewelled photo frame set on a jewelled ostrich egg when Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed, president of […]

17.01.2014 · Filled under: Home & Garden, International Stars, Offbeat ·
The country deemed to have the healthiest eating habits may surprise you

The country deemed to have the healthiest eating habits may surprise you

(Relaxnews) – Thanks in part to a diet that places the emphasis on vegetables and dairy products, the Netherlands has been named the healthiest country in the world to eat. Conspicuously absent on the top 10 list? The US, Canada the UK. Though the country is better known for its liberal drug laws than its […]

17.01.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining ·
The top 10 most romantic restaurants for Valentine’s Day: Zagat

The top 10 most romantic restaurants for Valentine’s Day: Zagat

(Relaxnews) – One of the oldest and most historic restaurants in Paris which boasts an illustrious reputation of feeding emperors, French royalty and celebrities has been named the most romantic dining destination in the world in an informal Zagat survey. After polling their readers on Twitter, editors of the crowd-sourced restaurant guide came up with […]

Latest Samsung tablet aimed at budget shoppers

Latest Samsung tablet aimed at budget shoppers

(Relaxnews) – Samsung launches the Galaxy Tab 3 Lite, a 7-inch tablet for cost-conscious consumers. It doesn’t have a high-resolution display, nor does it have a front-facing camera, but when it goes on sale, the latest addition to Samsung’s constantly growing range of tablets is expected to cost less than $150. What buyers will get […]

17.01.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
More than two drinks a day could speed memory loss: study

More than two drinks a day could speed memory loss: study

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Men who consume more than two alcoholic drinks per day while in middle age may speed up their memory loss in later life by up to six years, said a study Wednesday. However, there were no differences in memory or mental function between non-drinkers and those who drank less than two drinks, or […]

17.01.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Oscar nominations: ‘American Hustle,’ ‘Gravity,’ ’12 Years a Slave’ lead count

Oscar nominations: ‘American Hustle,’ ‘Gravity,’ ’12 Years a Slave’ lead count

(Relaxnews) – Crime comedy “American Hustle” and sci-fi thriller “Gravity” emerged from the 86th Academy Award nominations round with ten apiece, while historical drama “12 Years a Slave” stood on nine. Ensemble piece “American Hustle,” set in the 1970s and 1980s, picked up nominations for Best Picture, Best Director (David O. Russell), Actor (Christian Bale), […]

17.01.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Hollywood Stars ·
Leo Messi becomes face of Pepsi ahead of FIFA World Cup

Leo Messi becomes face of Pepsi ahead of FIFA World Cup

(Relaxnews) – Ahead of the 2014 World Cup, taking place in Brazil from June 12, Pepsi has put together a dream team of international soccer stars for its new “Live for Now” ad campaign, featuring Leo Messi and Sergio Ramos among 17 others. Some of these world-class athletes will even appear on limited edition Pepsi […]

SIA, Air New Zealand form alliance

SIA, Air New Zealand form alliance

(SINGAPORE-AFP) – Singapore Airlines (SIA) and Air New Zealand on Thursday announced an alliance to expand services to both countries and boost their global reach as they look to capitalise on growing tourism traffic. The alliance will enable SIA to operate its Airbus A380 superjumbos to New Zealand for the first time, progressively replacing daily […]

16.01.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, World News ·
Just Cavalli goes to Ibiza for Spring-Summer 2014

Just Cavalli goes to Ibiza for Spring-Summer 2014

(Relaxnews) – The Italian brand has released its latest sun-splattered print campaign, shot in Ibiza by Giampaolo Sgura. For Spring-Summer 2014, Just Cavalli has relaunched its ‘Love Revolution’ spirit theme which also appeared in last season’s images. Styled by Véronique Didry (who also worked on the Sportmax Code S/S 14 Campaign) and photographed by Giampaolo Sgura, who has […]

16.01.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Online, Photos, Videos ·
Eva Mendes returns in latest Vogue Eyewear campaign

Eva Mendes returns in latest Vogue Eyewear campaign

(Relaxnews) – Once again, the American actress has posed for renowned Peruvian fashion photographer Mario Testino in the latest Vogue Eyewear campaign. Shot by Mario Testino, who has collaborated with Vogue Eyewear for several years now, the campaign presents the design house’s latest frames, emphasizing the bright colors and chic details that characterize this Spring-Summer […]

16.01.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Hollywood Stars, Photos ·
Sponsoring a person with no status is possible

Sponsoring a person with no status is possible

by : Attorney Henry Moyal Q. I’m a Canadian Citizen living in Canada and in a serious relationship with my high school sweetheart. He was married previously but is now living in California. He has no status in USA. I want to sponsor him as my fiancé or spouse. I am not sure if it […]

16.01.2014 · Filled under: Legal Matters ·
Power to the people: Detroit debuts sexy sports cars

Power to the people: Detroit debuts sexy sports cars

(DETROIT-AFP) – Austerity is over. With a megafast track-ready Corvette, a muscular new Mustang, and a tougher WRX, the auto industry put on its best display of speed and power in years at its annual Detroit show. Around a dozen high performance production cars and concepts were introduced this week, with mixes of raw power, […]

16.01.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr to perform at Grammys

Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr to perform at Grammys

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Former Beatles Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr will perform at the Grammys later this month, as the legendary group is given a lifetime achievement award, organizers said Tuesday. It was not immediately known what the duo will play at the ceremony, music’s biggest honors, on January 26 at the Staples Center in […]

16.01.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Hawke, Seydoux, Whitaker join Berlin film fest line-up

Hawke, Seydoux, Whitaker join Berlin film fest line-up

(BERLIN-AFP) – New movies starring Ethan Hawke, Lea Seydoux and Forest Whitaker will screen at the 64th Berlin film festival next month, along with a host of hard-hitting Asian fare, organisers said Wednesday. Completing its programme for the competition at the 64th annual event, Europe’s first major new cinema showcase of the year, the “Berlinale” […]

16.01.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Oscars broadcast to celebrate movie heroes

Oscars broadcast to celebrate movie heroes

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – The 86th Academy Awards ceremony on March 2 will pay tribute to movie heroes from past and present, producers said Tuesday of the much-anticipated Oscars, the climax of Hollywood’s awards season. After last year’s musical theme, producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron — back for a second year — said in a […]

16.01.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
World’s largest winter festival to host 60th edition

World’s largest winter festival to host 60th edition

(Relaxnews) – The largest winter festival in the world will fete its 60th anniversary this year by attempting to throw the world’s largest snowball fight. To kickstart the annual Quebec Winter Carnival, the skies over the historic, fortified city of Quebec will be set on fire in a massive fireworks display January 31. New this […]

16.01.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Online ·
Where to plan your family vacation this year

Where to plan your family vacation this year

(Relaxnews) – Norway, Aruba and Orlando have emerged as some of the top 10 family destinations for 2014, according to a group of family vacation experts. Though the Christmas holidays may have just ended, parents of school-aged children know that spring break looms not far off. Here are a few suggestions from the editors of […]

16.01.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment ·
Chinese tourists flock to South Korea in record numbers

Chinese tourists flock to South Korea in record numbers

(Relaxnews) – Growing interest in Korean culture and relaxed visa restrictions helped drive millions of Chinese tourists to South Korea, who outnumbered Japanese visitors to the country for the first time last year. English-language daily newspaper the Cho Sun Ilbo reports that 3.92 million Chinese visitors descended on South Korea in 2013, up a whopping 44 percent […]

16.01.2014 · Filled under: Asian News, Destinations ·
Johnny Depp being considered for ‘Doctor Strange’

Johnny Depp being considered for ‘Doctor Strange’

(Relaxnews) – Originally intended for a 30-year-old actor, the lead role in “Doctor Strange” could go to Johnny Depp and, if it did, the film would be rewritten around the 50-year-old star. That’s the word from the Latino Review, which broke news of a meeting between Depp and Disney-owned Marvel Studios — but a yes […]

16.01.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Philippines celebrates as caregiver wins Israel’s X Factor

Philippines celebrates as caregiver wins Israel’s X Factor

(MANILA-AFP) – Celebrations broke out in the Philippines Wednesday after a Filipina caregiver working overseas became the winner of Israel’s first “X Factor” television singing contest. Rose Fostanes, one the millions of Filipino overseas workers who are lionised back home and form a crucial pillar of the country’s economy, won the competition late Tuesday with […]

16.01.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·