Cruise ship to be christened by Duchess of Cambridge

Cruise ship to be christened by Duchess of Cambridge

(Relaxnews) – The Duchess of Cambridge has been tapped to baptize a new cruise ship which will set sail this summer featuring a glass-bottomed walkway that will extend beyond the edge of the ship. Princess Cruises has announced that in the British ship-naming tradition, Kate Middleton, as the ship’s ‘godmother,’ will christen the latest addition to its […]

09.04.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, International Stars, World News ·
Western indie filmmakers look East

Western indie filmmakers look East

(HONG KONG-AFP) – A growing band of European filmmakers are realising their cinematic ambitions in the East, lured by a healthy box-office, investment prospects and the potential for more eye-catching stories. Leading the pack is Welsh-director Gareth Evans, whose Indonesia-shot action flick “The Raid” picked up $15 million in global takings last year on a […]

09.04.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Film ·
China to open disputed islands to tourism: official

China to open disputed islands to tourism: official

(Boao, China-AFP) – China is to open disputed South China Sea islands up to tourism this month, state media reported Sunday, a move likely to inflame a long-running territorial row with its neighbours. The plans to allow tourists to visit the Paracel Islands before the May Day holiday is the latest stage in Beijing’s development […]

09.04.2013 · Filled under: Asian News, Destinations ·
Smog-eating pavement on greenest street in America

Smog-eating pavement on greenest street in America

(CHICAGO-AFP) – The big rigs rattling past smokestacks sure don’t make this Chicago roadway look like the greenest street in America. But their tires roll over smog-eating pavement, the streetlights run on solar and wind power, the sidewalks were made with recycled concrete, and shrub-filled “bioswales” keep storm water out of overtaxed sewers. “Sustainability is […]

09.04.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, U.S. News ·
Norwegian schools reschedule exams amid Bieber fever

Norwegian schools reschedule exams amid Bieber fever

(OSLO-AFP) – Norwegian schools have moved exams that clashed with Justin Bieber’s concerts in the country, fearing some fans would rather cut class than miss out on an evening with the Canadian heart throb. “We find it regrettable, but we preferred to move forward the Norwegian exams to avoid problems,” Roar Aasen, the headmaster of […]

09.04.2013 · Filled under: International Stars, Music ·
Thatcher also triggered cultural revolution

Thatcher also triggered cultural revolution

(LONDON-AFP) – As well as overhauling Britain’s economy, Margaret Thatcher triggered a cultural revolution here by igniting a creative burst of anger at her policies, including slashing arts funding. The former premier “had a phenomenal impact on the cultural landscape of Britain by creating an ideological backlash,” said David Khabaz of the London School of […]

09.04.2013 · Filled under: Art, Books, World News ·
Trailer: James Hunt vs. Niki Lauda in Ron Howard’s ‘Rush’

Trailer: James Hunt vs. Niki Lauda in Ron Howard’s ‘Rush’

(Relaxnews) – The first trailer has been released for “Rush,” a sports drama starring Chris Hemsworth and Daniel Brühl that recounts a dramatic episode in F1 history. “Rush” is based on the conflict between Englishman James Hunt and Austrian Niki Lauda. These star drivers in the 1970s were known for their talent as well as their intense rivalry. The […]

09.04.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars, Videos ·
Steve Carell and James Gandolfini at war on HBO

Steve Carell and James Gandolfini at war on HBO

(Relaxnews) – In the TV film ”Bone Wars,” HBO will take a close look at the rivalry between two important American paleontologists during the 19th century. After “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone” — a film that was released last March in the United States — Steve Carell and James Gandolfini will team up again on TV. The […]

09.04.2013 · Filled under: Hollywood Stars ·
Twitter index: former UK Prime Minister Thatcher dies

Twitter index: former UK Prime Minister Thatcher dies

(Relaxnews) – The former Prime Minister of the UK Margaret Thatcher has died, causing discussion on Twitter on Monday, April 8. Baroness Margaret Thatcher was Britain’s first, and to date only, female Prime Minister. A member of the UK’s Conservative Party, Thatcher held the post from 1975-1990. Thatcher’s tenure as Prime Minister was polarizing, marked by her […]

08.04.2013 · Filled under: Online, World News ·
Five of the hottest celebrity diet plans

Five of the hottest celebrity diet plans

(Relaxnews) – From juice fasting to colonics, here are some of the latest celebrity secrets to staying svelte. Pressed Juice: Drinking six juices a day is the newest Hollywood fad, reports Shape magazine. For the Pressed Juicery diet, followers receive a daily supply of juices delivered every morning. Fans include Nicole Richie, Rooney Mara, Zooey Deschanel, and Gwen […]

08.04.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Health & Fitness, Hollywood Stars ·
In the pink: the April Fool’s prank played on Sergey Brin

In the pink: the April Fool’s prank played on Sergey Brin

(Relaxnews) – Company members pranked Google co-founder Sergey Brin by turning his car into a bright pink Batmobile for a newly revealed April Fool’s day joke. Although it’s believed to be bad luck to play a trick on someone after midday on April 1, there is no negative superstition surrounding revealing a prank played some […]

08.04.2013 · Filled under: Motoring, Offbeat, Online ·
Cut salt, boost potassium for heart health, study says

Cut salt, boost potassium for heart health, study says

(Relaxnews) – New research from the British Medical Journal recommends the following diet tweak: increase potassium by eating more bananas and vegetables and cut down on salt to reduce blood pressure and risk of stroke. One study review found that consuming an extra two or three servings of fruits or vegetables per day would do […]

08.04.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Debt Collection Harassment – It can be stopped immediately!

Debt Collection Harassment – It can be stopped immediately!

If you, like so many Americans today, have found yourself in financial trouble, you are not alone. People that felt they have done everything right and now find themselves unable to make ends meet. People that are new to these types of financial troubles may have never experienced credit card companies calling and demanding payment. […]

08.04.2013 · Filled under: Legal Matters ·
Hagel Says US to Further Strengthen Defense Ties with PH

Hagel Says US to Further Strengthen Defense Ties with PH

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Underscoring the critical role the Philippines plays in the Asia-Pacific, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Tuesday assured Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert F. Del Rosario of Washington’s commitment to further strengthening its defense cooperation with Manila. “Secretary Hagel conveyed to us the need for the Philippines and the US to further deepen their partnership to […]

08.04.2013 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
MORE THAN 2,000 GRAND PARK VISITORS JOIN IN LARGEST-EVER PARTICIPATORY RECREATION OF EXCERPTS FROM ALVIN AILEY’S REVELATIONS

MORE THAN 2,000 GRAND PARK VISITORS JOIN IN LARGEST-EVER PARTICIPATORY RECREATION OF EXCERPTS FROM ALVIN AILEY’S REVELATIONS

–RockaYourSoul: LA’s Celebration of Gospel, Dance and Ailey Lets Angelenos Express Themselves in Dance, Song and Visual Arts– LOS ANGELES (April 6, 2013) – Visitors to Grand Park today celebrated the rich heritage and traditions of African American culture at RockaYourSoul:  LA’s Celebration of Gospel, Dance and Ailey, presented by The Music Center.  This first-of-its-kind […]

08.04.2013 · Filled under: Happenings ·
U.S. boosts missile defense in the Pacific

U.S. boosts missile defense in the Pacific

North Korea warns of nuclear strike on U.S. targets By Jung Ha-Won SEOUL, April 4, 2013 (AFP) – The United States has scrambled to reinforce its Pacific missile defenses as North Korea pushed more global alarm buttons Thursday by announcing it had authorized plans for possible nuclear strikes on U.S. targets. U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck […]

06.04.2013 · Filled under: World News ·
Introvoys to rock NoyPitz in one night for a cause

Introvoys to rock NoyPitz in one night for a cause

For many of us the 1990’s were a time that we will always hold dear; simply hearing a song we liked from that decade will set off a flurry of emotions, memories and sometimes, a pinch of overwhelming nostalgia.  One of the defining characteristics of the 90’s was its unique, relatable, passionate music. One of […]

06.04.2013 · Filled under: Filipino Stars, Happenings ·
Kellan Lutz to play Hercules

Kellan Lutz to play Hercules

(Relaxnews) – The Hollywood Reporter has announced that Kellan Lutz, who is best known for playing Emmett Cullen in the “Twilight” saga, will play demigod Hercules for Renny Harlin. Renny Harlin will direct the movie called “Hercules 3D”. Harlin who was responsible for “Die Hard 2: Die Harder” and “Cliffhanger” will tackle Greco-Roman mythology and tell […]

06.04.2013 · Filled under: Hollywood Stars ·
Cristine Reyes to do comedy movie with Zanjoe

Cristine Reyes to do comedy movie with Zanjoe

Doing comedy is no longer new for Cristine Reyes. Nonetheless, the actress revealed she is very excited to do a comedy movie with actor Zanjoe Marudo this year. Reyes said she and Marudo will be working on “Bromance,” a comedy under the direction of Wenn Deramas. “Para sa akin, masaya kasi light lang siya and […]

06.04.2013 · Filled under: Filipino Stars ·
Could a simple protective film be the future of glasses-free 3D viewing?

Could a simple protective film be the future of glasses-free 3D viewing?

(Relaxnews) – A new nano-engineered filter can be applied to the display of any smartphone or tablet, converting it into a 3D display that can be viewed with the naked eye. Developed in Singapore by Temasek Polytechnic (TP) and A*STAR’s Institute of Materials Research and Engineering over the course of two years, the film, called EyeFly […]

06.04.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Science & Technology, Videos ·