Films in the running for Cannes festival Palme d’Or

Films in the running for Cannes festival Palme d’Or

(PARIS-AFP) – Twenty films will go head to head in the race for the Palme d’Or at the May 15-26 Cannes Film Festival.   Here are the films chosen to compete before the jury headed by US director Steven Spielberg, with English titles where cited by organisers: – “Un Chateau en Italie”, Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi – […]

13.05.2013 · Filled under: Film, International Stars ·
US Air Force removes 17 nuclear missile officers

US Air Force removes 17 nuclear missile officers

WASHINGTON  (AFP) – The US Air Force has relieved 17 officers of their responsibilities for the control of intercontinental nuclear missiles, a military spokesman said Wednesday, citing a poor performance review. Although individual officers have sometimes lost their certification to control and launch missiles, the removal of so many at once is “unprecedented,” Lieutenant Colonel […]

12.05.2013 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Havana Bay slowly reclaims historic splendor

Havana Bay slowly reclaims historic splendor

(HAVANA-AFP) – Pelicans and their prey are back in Havana Bay in a sign that efforts to clean up the historic and once splendid port of the Cuban capital are paying off. “They disappeared long ago but because of the cleanup the fish have returned — and therefore so have the pelicans,” said fisherman Eduardo […]

12.05.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Environment ·
Olympics: Tokyo bid prepared for every twist and turn – Interview

Olympics: Tokyo bid prepared for every twist and turn – Interview

PARIS-AFP) – Robert Baden-Powell founder of the Scout Movement is not a name normally associated with bids to host the greatest sporting event in the world the Olympic Games but its motto ‘Be Prepared’ is one the Tokyo bid have adopted thanks to their chief executive Masato Mizuno. Mizuno, who in 2011 stepped down from […]

12.05.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Sports & Recreation ·
Global tourism comes to ‘Civilization V’

Global tourism comes to ‘Civilization V’

(Relaxnews) – A new expansion for pre-eminent empire-building computer game “Civilization V” will include a series premiere for the economic and cultural benefits of tourism. According to the “Civilization” formula as expounded in the sim’s July add-on “Brave New World,” dominance over other nations need not be of the military persuasion — cultivating a rich […]

12.05.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Videos ·
Medieval crown jewels on display at Prague castle

Medieval crown jewels on display at Prague castle

(PRAGUE-AFP) – The Czech crown jewels went on show at Prague castle Friday, in a rare public display for the 700-year-old items that are pulled out only on special occasions. The medieval works of art consist of a gold crown decorated with 96 precious stones including rubies and sapphires, along with a sceptre, royal orb […]

11.05.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, World News ·
US researchers develop new tool in HIV vaccine fight

US researchers develop new tool in HIV vaccine fight

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – US researchers have developed a new test to identify antibodies capable of fighting most strains of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, in a breakthrough that could accelerate the hunt for a vaccine. A report published in the journal Science on Thursday said that scientists at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious […]

11.05.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Science & Technology ·
Study shows that adventure shapes the individual

Study shows that adventure shapes the individual

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – The act of exploring helps shape the brain and adventuring is what makes each individual different, according to a study out Thursday by researchers in Germany. The findings published in the US journal Science may offer new paths to treating psychiatric diseases, scientists said. Researchers sought to pin down why identical twins are […]

11.05.2013 · Filled under: News ·
Food agenda: Mesamérica

Food agenda: Mesamérica

(Relaxnews) – Here’s a look at the major food-related events around the world. Mesamérica May 21-22 Mexico City, Mexico A culinary event aimed at promoting Mexican cuisine and gastronomy, Mesamérica will bring a veritable constellation of superstar chefs this year, with a roster that includes Daniel Humm, Alex Atala, Gaston Acurio, Andoni Luis Aduriz, René […]

11.05.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining ·
Chanel unveils new Keira Knightley film

Chanel unveils new Keira Knightley film

(Relaxnews) – “Once Upon a Time” celebrates the founding of the famous Parisian luxury label’s first store exactly a century ago. Starring recently married Chanel favorite Keira Knightley, the 18-minute long film was directed by the brand’s creative director Karl Lagerfeld, and was unveiled as the brand showed the latest Cruise collection in Singapore on May 9. […]

10.05.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Hollywood Stars, Videos ·
Is Ferrari planning an even more exclusive hypercar?

Is Ferrari planning an even more exclusive hypercar?

(Relaxnews) – Ferrari has confirmed that all 499 examples of its latest flagship, the LaFerrari, are already spoken for as biggest rival Porsche reveals mixed fortunes with its latest flagship offering, the 918 Spyder. Ferrari’s parent company, Fiat, is reportedly examining other opportunities to extend the car’s production run in some way with the most […]

10.05.2013 · Filled under: Motoring ·
World Trade Center spire completed in New York

World Trade Center spire completed in New York

(NEW YORK-AFP) – New York construction workers cheered Friday as the final piece of the spire for the World Trade Center was hoisted into place, making the tower the tallest in the western hemisphere. Local television footage showed the huge piece, measuring 408 feet (124 meters), being craned slowly up, completing the final piece in […]

10.05.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, U.S. News ·
Alfonso Cuaron’s space thriller ‘Gravity’ gets first trailer

Alfonso Cuaron’s space thriller ‘Gravity’ gets first trailer

(Relaxnews) – Set for a fall release, “Gravity” was presented by Warner Bros in a 1’30” trailer posted on YouTube. Sandra Bullock and George Clooney will play two astronauts stranded in space and facing death after the destruction of their space station. The frightening atmosphere of the thriller shot in 3D comes across through the […]

10.05.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars, Videos ·
Microsoft eyes full control of Nook: report

Microsoft eyes full control of Nook: report

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Shares in Barnes & Noble surged Thursday after a report that Microsoft was preparing a $1 billion bid for the bookseller’s Nook Media digital assets. B&N shares jumped 26.9 percent to $22.55 in pre-market electronic trades, after the report by the technology news blog TechCrunch. Last year, Microsoft invested $300 million in the […]

10.05.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Books, Online, Science & Technology ·
Tourist numbers up in Brazil ahead of FIFA World Cup

Tourist numbers up in Brazil ahead of FIFA World Cup

(Relaxnews) – Last year, the number of tourists visiting Brazil grew by 4.5 percent, compared to 2011, according to the Brazilian tourism board, Embratur. In 2012, 5.7 million international tourists discovered this South American destination, representing a 4.5 percent increase in a year. Argentina remains the number one source of tourists, followed by North America […]

10.05.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Sports & Recreation ·
Lionel Messi biopic planned for 2014 World Cup

Lionel Messi biopic planned for 2014 World Cup

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – US filmmakers are to make a biopic about Argentinian football legend Lionel Messi, to be released around the time of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Beverly Hills-based Epic Pictures Group said it has acquired the rights to a biography of the Barcelona star, “Messi: The Inside Story of the Boy Who […]

10.05.2013 · Filled under: Film, Sports & Recreation ·
J.Crew creates CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Capsule

J.Crew creates CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Capsule

(Relaxnews) – American retailer J. Crew has teamed up with the winners of the CFDA/Vogue Fashion fund award for an exciting capsule collection. Greg Chait of The Elder Statesman, shoe designer Tabitha Simmons and jeweler Jennifer Meyer all took home top prizes at the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund awards late last year. The pieces are set […]

10.05.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
Google+ trends: Australia’s solar eclipse, Mother’s Day

Google+ trends: Australia’s solar eclipse, Mother’s Day

(Relaxnews) – On Friday, May 10, Google+ users in Australia are sharing pictures and news of the most recent solar eclipse while those in the US and elsewhere are looking forward to Mother’s Day. On Friday, May 10, residents of the Australian outback were lucky enough to witness a solar eclipse, the second in six […]

10.05.2013 · Filled under: Online ·
Toni: Distance won’t affect my relationship with Paul

Toni: Distance won’t affect my relationship with Paul

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — Television host and actress Toni Gonzaga is confident that distance will not affect her relationship with director Paul Soriano. Gonzaga said she understands that Soriano has to be away sometimes because of work. She said work schedules never became an issue for them because they are both in the entertainment industry. “Yun […]

09.05.2013 · Filled under: Filipino Stars, Film ·
DOE, Energy stakeholders Work on 100% Restoration of Power Supply in Luzon

DOE, Energy stakeholders Work on 100% Restoration of Power Supply in Luzon

The Department of Energy (DOE) would like to inform the public that power supply in Luzon was restored at 11:50 PM of May 8, 2013. This was made possible by the close coordination of the DOE, the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP), power generation companies, distribution utilities, and other energy agencies, in ensuring […]

09.05.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·