PHL formally asks US for immigration relief

PHL formally asks US for immigration relief

Temporary Protected Status could mean no deportation for undocumented Filipinos Los Angeles, 16 December 2013 – The Philippines has formally requested Washington for additional immigration relief measures to allow eligible Filipinos to stay and work in the United States so they could support the country’s long-term post-typhoon recovery efforts, the Department of Foreign Affairs announced Monday, 16 December. Foreign […]

17.12.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Burberry Spring-Summer 2014 campaign unveiled

Burberry Spring-Summer 2014 campaign unveiled

(Relaxnews) – The British luxury brand has unveiled their latest advertising campaign, which features an exciting cast of emerging UK talent. Burberry has revealed the campaign for its Spring/Summer 2014 collection, shot by famed Peruvian fashion photographer Mario Testino. The campaign is supported by a fun video, soundtracked by “Introvert,” by Squeeze which picks up the soft romantic […]

17.12.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Film, International Stars, Online, Videos ·
A British Christmas to be cheaper this year than last

A British Christmas to be cheaper this year than last

(Relaxnews) – Good news for Britons planning to host a Christmas dinner: your grocery bill will be lower than last year. In fact, according to a new infographic by market research group Euromonitor, the average Christmas meal is estimated to be 21 percent cheaper this year compared to 2012, which may allow dinner hosts to […]

17.12.2013 · Filled under: Christmas, Destinations, Food & Dining, Holidays, Home & Garden ·
Disney designs the mascot for Expo 2015 in Milan

Disney designs the mascot for Expo 2015 in Milan

(Relaxnews) – The next Universal Exposition, set to take place in Milan from May to October 2015, has just revealed its official mascot. Designed by Disney Italia, with inspiration from the 16th-century Milanese painter Arcimboldo, the mascot is a face made of cartoon fruits and vegetables. Each of the 11 fruits and vegetables pictured — […]

17.12.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
TV tourism on the rise in New York

TV tourism on the rise in New York

(NEW YORK-AFP) – Fancy a cosmopolitan a la Carrie Bradshaw or titillation down the strip club favored by Tony Soprano? TV tourism is whipping up a storm in New York, where fans can live as their heroes. Twice a day, a “Sex and the City” bus fills up outside the posh Plaza Hotel with gaggles […]

17.12.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Hollywood Stars, Home & Garden ·
Makeup: shimmer and metallic tones a must this Christmas season

Makeup: shimmer and metallic tones a must this Christmas season

(Relaxnews) – This year’s holiday makeup is directly inspired by the Fall-Winter 2013-2014 collections, but with even more shimmer and with a number of more traditional colors (including gold and silver). As always at this time of year, beauty brands have presented enchanting collections worthy of the most special occasions, including Christmas and New Year’s […]

Yves Saint Laurent presents Flower Crush makeup collection

Yves Saint Laurent presents Flower Crush makeup collection

(Relaxnews) – The French design house has unveiled its Spring 2014 makeup collection, including cosmetics inspired by a bouquet of roses, peonies and irises. The collection features delicate, sensual and fresh new cosmetics, including some limited editions as well as new colors for some of the brand’s iconic products. Designed by Lloyd Simmonds, Creative Director […]

17.12.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
Japan kanji of the year is ‘ring’ after Olympics bid

Japan kanji of the year is ‘ring’ after Olympics bid

(TOKYO-AFP) – The annual “kanji” Chinese character of the year in Japan went to “ring” Thursday, after Tokyo’s successful bid to host the 2020 Olympics, often referred to in local print media as “five rings.” In an event televised nationally, the top monk at world-famous Kiyomizu Temple in the ancient capital of Kyoto drew the […]

16.12.2013 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation ·
Pope urges social ‘fraternity’ after economic crisis

Pope urges social ‘fraternity’ after economic crisis

VATICAN CITY (AFP) – Pope Francis on Thursday urged governments around the world to show more solidarity and strive for equality following a period of economic crisis, a day after being declared “Person of the Year” by Time magazine. “The succession of economic crises should lead to a timely rethinking of our models of economic […]

16.12.2013 · Filled under: World News ·
Holiday buying guide: tablets

Holiday buying guide: tablets

(Relaxnews) – If consumer reports and research firms are to be believed, tablets will be the must-have gift of 2013, beaten only in popularity by clothing and gift cards, which will probably be redeemed against the cost of a tablet anyway. The best of the best: The iPad Air from $499 The only thing stopping […]

16.12.2013 · Filled under: Holidays, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
More good news about exercise and breast cancer

More good news about exercise and breast cancer

(Relaxnews) – Here’s a good reason to go for a short walk or run today: While prior research has already found that regular exercise can reduce breast cancer risk by about 25 percent, a new study suggests that those numbers are even greater than previously thought. Even small amounts of regular exercise, such as regularly […]

16.12.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Online, Sports & Recreation ·
Football: Ronaldo opens his own museum

Football: Ronaldo opens his own museum

(MADRID-AFP) – Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo officially opened a museum dedicated to his own achievements in his birthplace of Madeira, Portgual on Sunday. The museum contains a number of trophies, medals and memorabilia from throughout the 28-year-old’s career, including the Ballon d’Or he won for being the world’s best player in 2009. And after […]

16.12.2013 · Filled under: Art, International Stars, Sports & Recreation ·
Trailer: Netflix offers a first look at ‘House of Cards’ Season 2

Trailer: Netflix offers a first look at ‘House of Cards’ Season 2

(Relaxnews) – The digital platform has released the first teaser trailer for the show’s second season, arriving February 14. On December 12, “House of Cards” returned to the news through the Golden Globes nominations announcement: the first season of the political thriller is a contender for four of the awards, more than any other TV […]

14.12.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
A delete button for social media

A delete button for social media

(Relaxnews) – BackPeddle is a new app that lets users control what they share on Facebook, Twitter and Google+ and for how long. The free app, launched on Friday for iOS and Android, is designed to help people deal with managing and juggling content and permissions and even regrets across a growing number of social media networks and […]

14.12.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology, Videos ·
Paralympics: Rio ready to emulate London success

Paralympics: Rio ready to emulate London success

(RIO DE JANEIRO-AFP) – International Paralympic Committee chief Philip Craven believes Rio de Janeiro is poised to emulate the success of the London Paralympics at the upcoming 2016 games. Craven, visiting Rio to view the venues, said Wednesday he was excited to see Brazil’s efforts at raising awareness as well as putting on an extravaganza […]

14.12.2013 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation ·
‘Build-your-own’ eyewear system launches

‘Build-your-own’ eyewear system launches

(Relaxnews) – Getting bored of your glasses no longer needs to be a problem, as a ‘build-your-own’ eyewear range allowing wearers to create a host of style combinations was launched this week. Designed by Nuke Optics, ‘Venom’ is being billed as the first-ever fully-customizable modular eyewear range. The collection is made up of various modular […]

14.12.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Online, Videos ·
Liver and let die: James Bond was an alcoholic – study

Liver and let die: James Bond was an alcoholic – study

(PARIS-AFP) – “A dry martini. Just hand it to me, and I’ll do the shaking myself.” This, according to British doctors, is somewhat how James Bond would have been in real life. 007 boozed so much that in all reality he would have had the tremulous hands of a chronic alcoholic, according to an offbeat […]

14.12.2013 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Health & Fitness, Hollywood Stars, Offbeat ·
Gucci Guilty gets limited edition studded bottle

Gucci Guilty gets limited edition studded bottle

(Relaxnews) – One of the Italian luxury brand’s top-selling fragrances has been given a new studded makeover for a limited time only. Gucci Guilty Stud Limited Edition was unveiled at department store Harrods in London and Takashimaya in Singapore on December 1, before it rolls out globally to 20,000 locations around the world in February. The women’s […]

14.12.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
‘Wake up’ competition for Europe’s sleepy comet-chaser

‘Wake up’ competition for Europe’s sleepy comet-chaser

(PARIS-AFP) – Citizens of Planet Earth are being invited to make a “video shout-out” to wake up a deep-space probe, Rosetta, that has been in hibernation since June 2011. The European Space Agency (ESA) is offering prizes for the best video clip of people shouting “Wake up, Rosetta!” to help end its scout’s long sleep […]

14.12.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Online, Science & Technology ·
Cowboy skiing makes it onto best winter trips list 2014

Cowboy skiing makes it onto best winter trips list 2014

(Relaxnews) – It may be a while before equestrian ski joring becomes an official Olympic winter sport, but according to a list curated by editors of National Geographic magazine, the cowboy sport for skiers is the reason Whitefish, Montana was named one of the best winter trips for 2014. It’s an eclectic list that conspicuously […]

14.12.2013 · Filled under: Books, Destinations, Music, Online, Sports & Recreation ·