GQ magazine to open restaurant and bar in Dubai

GQ magazine to open restaurant and bar in Dubai

(Relaxnews) – Men’s lifestyle magazine GQ is poised to open a sleek new restaurant inside the world’s tallest hotel in in Dubai. After opening the Vogue Cafe at The Dubai Mall in May — likewise the largest shopping center in the world — Condé Nast International has set its sights on planting another flag at […]

27.06.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, International Stars ·
Highlights of the splashy new LAX terminal

Highlights of the splashy new LAX terminal

(Relaxnews) – When the Los Angeles International Airport opens its newly renovated terminal to the public later this summer, passengers will travel through one of the most technologically advanced and splashiest airports in North America. During a recent preview of the Tom Bradley International Terminal, 10,000 Angelenos got a taste of the $1.9 billion overhaul […]

27.06.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Science & Technology, Videos ·
Strong start for ‘Under the Dome’ in the US

Strong start for ‘Under the Dome’ in the US

(Relaxnews) – Based on the book by Stephen King, this CBS mini-series earned 13.5 million viewers for its premiere on June 24. The start is especially strong for a summer series. In comparison, the season premiere of “Elementary” was watched by 13.4 million Americans on CBS back in September before it became part of the […]

27.06.2013 · Filled under: Books, Hollywood Stars ·
New US exhibit to show Magritte’s surreal turn

New US exhibit to show Magritte’s surreal turn

(NEW YORK-AFP) – A new exhibition focused on Belgian painter Rene Magritte’s embrace of surrealism will visit museums in Chicago, Houston and the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, organizers said Tuesday. “Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary, 1926-1938″ groups some 80 paintings, collages, photographs and objects, and will be at the MoMA […]

27.06.2013 · Filled under: Art, Destinations ·
Meet the Umeox X5, the world’s thinnest smartphone – but for how long?

Meet the Umeox X5, the world’s thinnest smartphone – but for how long?

(Relaxnews) – The last handset to hold the record, Huawei’s Ascend P6, did so for just seven days before it was knocked off its perch. Proving that a week is a very long time in technology, it has taken just seven days for a company to launch a phone to rival the Huawei Ascend P6, […]

27.06.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Science & Technology ·
US high court gives major victory to gay couples

US high court gives major victory to gay couples

By Chantal Valery WASHINGTON, June 26, 2013 (AFP) – In a huge victory for gays and lesbians, the US Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down a law denying federal benefits to homosexual couples and cleared the way for same-sex marriage in California. Cheers rang out among the estimated 1,000 supporters of same-sex marriage who gathered under brilliant sunshine outside […]

26.06.2013 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Southeast Asian Events June – September 2013

Southeast Asian Events June – September 2013

Southeast Asia in Southern California: Events Calendar   Presentations, Conferences, Performances, Festivals, and More… (Films and Exhibitions Below) Saturday, June 22, 2013 Traditional Jewelry of Burma and the Golden Triangle 11 AM – 12 PM Norma Kershaw Auditorium Bowers Museum 2002 North Main Street Santa Ana, CA 92706 Free and open to the public. Web […]

26.06.2013 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Domesticated dinosaurs in ‘Jurassic Park 4′

Domesticated dinosaurs in ‘Jurassic Park 4′

(Relaxnews) – Back on Isla Nublar with velociraptors and underwater dinosaurs: rumors about the fourth chapter of Jurassic Park are already spreading on Joblo.com. The film is expected to take place on Isla Nublar — the fictional island setting of the first movie released in 1993 — where the dinosaur park will be safer, properly […]

26.06.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars ·
US’s ‘Sunshine State’ is water park capital of world

US’s ‘Sunshine State’ is water park capital of world

(Relaxnews) – Four of the top 20 water parks in the world can be found in Florida, including the most visited site in the world. According to the 2012 Theme Index prepared by Themed Entertainment Association, Typhoon Lagoon at Disney World received the most visitors last year at 2.1 million guests, a two percent spike […]

26.06.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Online ·
Google takes viewers to top of the world’s tallest building

Google takes viewers to top of the world’s tallest building

(Relaxnews) – Don’t think you’ll be making a trip to Dubai anytime soon? No need to fret, as Google’s latest Street View project gives armchair travelers 360-degree views of the city from the tallest building in the world. If you suffer from vertigo, it’s perhaps the best way to experience the Burj Khalifa, one of […]

26.06.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Online, Videos ·
Olympics: Open race for 2020 Games after IOC report

Olympics: Open race for 2020 Games after IOC report

(PARIS-AFP) – All three cities bidding for the right to host the 2020 Summer Olympics declared themselves happy after the release on Tuesday of the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) Evaluation Commission report. The Commission, headed by IOC vice-president Craig Reedie, were unanimous in their opinion that all three candidates, Istanbul, Madrid and Tokyo could host […]

26.06.2013 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation ·
Trailer: One Direction in ‘This Is Us’

Trailer: One Direction in ‘This Is Us’

(Relaxnews) – A new trailer for “One Direction: This Is Us” offers a peek at the lives of Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson. TriStar used the group’s Vevo channel to unveil this trailer from the highly anticipated movie looking at the worldwide phenomenon that is boyband One Direction. The group’s […]

26.06.2013 · Filled under: Film, International Stars, Music, Videos ·
Star power: Depp, Cruise hail producer Bruckheimer

Star power: Depp, Cruise hail producer Bruckheimer

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Johnny Depp and Tom Cruise hailed veteran producer Jerry Bruckheimer on Monday, as the man behind “Top Gun” and “Pirates of the Caribbean” got a star on Hollywood’s storied Walk of Fame. The A-listers joined Bruckheimer at a ceremony adding his name on the famous stretch of Hollywood Boulevard sidewalk, which is […]

26.06.2013 · Filled under: Hollywood Stars ·
Melting ice pulls Norway closer to Asia

Melting ice pulls Norway closer to Asia

(KIRKENES-AFP) – The town of Kirkenes in northernmost Norway used to be further away from Asia than virtually any other European port, but it suddenly seems a lot closer. The reason: Global warming. Melting ice has opened up the Northern Sea Route along Russia’s Arctic coastline, changing international trade patterns in profound ways — even […]

26.06.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Environment ·
Ancient Asian art of origami gains following in West

Ancient Asian art of origami gains following in West

(NEW YORK-AFP) – Hundreds gathered in New York over the weekend for a convention celebrating origami, the ancient Asian art of paper folding, as the craft gains increasing recognition as serious art in the West. Animals, shapes, landscapes and spaceships constructed with astonishing intricacy were on display at OrigamiUSA, all fashioned entirely from uncut paper […]

26.06.2013 · Filled under: Art ·
Satellites to bring ‘fast, cheap’ Internet to ‘under-connected’

Satellites to bring ‘fast, cheap’ Internet to ‘under-connected’

(PARIS-AFP) – The first four of 12 satellites in a new constellation to provide affordable, high-speed Internet to people in nearly 180 “under-connected” countries, will be shot into space on Tuesday, the project’s developers said. The orbiters, part of a project dubbed O3b for the “other 3 billion” people with restricted Internet access, will be […]

24.06.2013 · Filled under: Online, Science & Technology ·
Top 25 theme parks worldwide in 2012

Top 25 theme parks worldwide in 2012

(Relaxnews) – Global theme park attendance rose 5 percent last year, with exceptionally strong performance across Asia, poised to overtake North American attendance in the not-so-distant future, predicts an industry-wide report. According to the 2012 Theme Index, produced by the Themed Entertainment Association in California, Asia is on track to becoming the theme park center […]

24.06.2013 · Filled under: Destinations ·
Tech agenda: Windows BUILD 2013

Tech agenda: Windows BUILD 2013

(Relaxnews) – Coming up, Microsoft shifts attention from its Xbox One console and the furore surrounding some of its features to the future of its operating system Windows 8. As well as a reinstated start button expect announcements about new tablets and maybe even something about a health and motion tracking smartwatch. Windows BUILD conference […]

24.06.2013 · Filled under: Apps, News, Science & Technology ·
Trailer: Ashton Kutcher becomes Steve Jobs

Trailer: Ashton Kutcher becomes Steve Jobs

(Relaxnews) – A trailer has been released for “Jobs,” the biopic about the computer pioneer. This two-minute trailer shows Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs, depicting his youth as Apple’s creator and some of his wildest experiments as well as his association with co-founder Steve Wozniak. Jobs’s success story is shown throughout the decades and up […]

24.06.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars, Videos ·
CAN BANKRUPTCY STOP A FORECLOSURE?

CAN BANKRUPTCY STOP A FORECLOSURE?

There has been an incredible amount of press recently that suggests a significant improvement in the real estate market. However, there is stilll a way to go before mortgage balances once again are lower than the property’s current value. In the interim, many are still facing foreclosure due to increases in mortgage payments, or decreases […]

24.06.2013 · Filled under: Legal Matters ·