Sandwiches go gourmet at growing international British chain

Sandwiches go gourmet at growing international British chain

(Relaxnews) – Gourmet sandwich chain Pret a Manger from the UK is poised to become a leading international player in a growing segment of the fast food industry, at a time when chefs are being increasingly inventive with the portable, one-handed meal — which is enjoying rising popularity. While the chain opened its first US […]

30.07.2012 · Filled under: Food & Dining ·
eBay adding to fashion credentials with London initiative

eBay adding to fashion credentials with London initiative

(Relaxnews) – Following hot on the heels of its recently announced eBay Holiday Collective designer teamup, the online auction site has been confirmed as the new sponsor of the British Fashion Council’s Fashion Forward initiative. The initiative, which helps designers develop and show their collections in London, is now in its sixth year and supports […]

30.07.2012 · Filled under: Photos ·
Two Pilates moves that gave Miley Cyrus her amazing abs

Two Pilates moves that gave Miley Cyrus her amazing abs

(Relaxnews) – American 18-year-old starlet Miley Cyrus is flaunting a super-toned body these days, and according to fitness blogger FitSugar, she has Hollywood Pilates guru Mari Winsor to thank. “Her results are due to her commitment, hard work, and everyday workouts,” said Winsor in an interview with FitSugar on Wednesday. “I believe what attracts all […]

30.07.2012 · Filled under: Videos ·
Millions more Chinese using mobile devices to access Internet

Millions more Chinese using mobile devices to access Internet

(HONG KONG-Relaxnews) – While China’s internet community continues to grow in huge numbers so, too, does the amount of people who are accessing the web via mobile devices. A report released earlier this month from the China Internet Network Information Centre claims there are now 538 million Chinese who regularly use the internet, up 11 […]

30.07.2012 · Filled under: Money & Business ·
Gym bunny beauties: 7 out of 10 UK women wear makeup to exercise

Gym bunny beauties: 7 out of 10 UK women wear makeup to exercise

(Relaxnews) – As all eyes fall on the world’s best athletes at the London Olympics, a new UK survey has revealed seven out of ten women wear makeup to exercise. With famous sportswomen such as US swimmer Natalie Coughlin and British cyclist Victoria Pendleton becoming health and beauty ambassadors for global haircare mark Pantene, the […]

30.07.2012 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Lifestyle ·
Madonna hit by backlash from short-changed fans

Madonna hit by backlash from short-changed fans

(PARIS-AFP) – Madonna was on the receiving end of an angry backlash from her fans on Friday for ending a Paris concert after just 45 minutes. With the Internet awash with criticism of the US pop queen, tweets posted by disappointed fans included: “Madonna branded a slut and booed in Paris,” and “Only 45 minutes […]

30.07.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
New arrest warrant for Arroyo sought

New arrest warrant for Arroyo sought

MANILA, July 26 (Mabuhay) — The Office of the Ombudsman has asked the Sandiganbayan to immediately issue a warrant of arrest against former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo for the plunder case on the alleged illegal transfer of funds at the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO). In today’s hearing at the Sandiganbayan First Division, the prosecutors […]

30.07.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
You could become a Millionaire by August 19!

You could become a Millionaire by August 19!

Pechanga Resort and Casino gives its Club Card members the chance to become the next millionaire through its “Luck of the Draw” promotion which is continuously running until August 19, 2012.  Every Sunday, six winning numbers determine the winner of a jackpot that began with hundreds of thousands of dollars and continue to increase every […]

27.07.2012 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Grand Park is now open in Downtown Los Angeles

Grand Park is now open in Downtown Los Angeles

By Christian Esteban The new Grand Park, a 12-acre and four-block public park in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, officially opened the first two blocks of the park on July 26, 2012 during a civic dedication ceremony. The event began with opening remarks from Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina, who saw the park […]

27.07.2012 · Filled under: Environment, Happenings, News ·
Get your kids to eat their veggies with Batman’s help

Get your kids to eat their veggies with Batman’s help

(Relaxnews) – Just as Popeye may have encouraged children to eat their spinach, a team of US researchers has found that equating healthy eating habits with superheroes like Spider-Man and Batman could be an effective tool in getting kids to eat their veggies. The strategy they propose is simple. When kids were presented with food […]

27.07.2012 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Lifestyle ·
YouTube helps vertigo sufferers find a cure

YouTube helps vertigo sufferers find a cure

(Relaxnews) – If you suffer from vertigo or dizziness, a new US study finds that YouTube could help you find a cure. Researchers at the University of Michigan found that YouTube videos teaching a maneuver to cure a type of vertigo was often as helpful and accurate as visiting a doctor. Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo […]

27.07.2012 · Filled under: Videos ·
Facebook introduces social Recommendations Bar

Facebook introduces social Recommendations Bar

(Relaxnews) – Facebook officially launched its social Recommendations Bar, helping users stay up-to-date with the news sites their friends recommend. The plug-in has been likened to social news sharing site Digg, only more focused on pages friends like and share. “As a person reads an article, a small pop-up surfaces at the bottom of the […]

27.07.2012 · Filled under: Apps, News ·
Tablets to push US electronic sales above $200 billion

Tablets to push US electronic sales above $200 billion

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – US consumer electronic sales are expected to top $200 billion for the first time this year, propelled by strong growth in tablet computers, an industry group said Tuesday. The semiannual forecast released by the Consumer Electronics Association showed an estimated 5.9 percent growth in US sales this year, two points higher than previously […]

27.07.2012 · Filled under: Money & Business ·
Olympics: what to watch on July 28-29

Olympics: what to watch on July 28-29

(Relaxnews) – Events opening the London Olympic Games include the men’s road race, men’s boxing, judo, handball, diving, swimming, among others. Here are a few key events to keep an eye on. All times listed are London time (GMT+1). Men’s Road Race Saturday, July 28, 11am Cyclists will race 250km through the streets of London, […]

27.07.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment, Sports & Recreation ·
Overindulging in fruits and vegetables could lead to weight gain

Overindulging in fruits and vegetables could lead to weight gain

(Relaxnews) – If you’re struggling to lose those extra pounds for bikini season, you may be eating too many fruits and vegetables. At first, it may sound absurdly counterintuitive. But a registered dietitian reminds consumers that not all fruits and vegetables are created equal, and that sometimes too much of a good thing can sabotage […]

26.07.2012 · Filled under: Food & Dining ·
Festive Ramadan recipes that break the fast

Festive Ramadan recipes that break the fast

(Relaxnews) – With Ramadan in full swing, Muslims have been taking to Google looking for recipe ideas for their fast-breaking meals, making “Ramadan cuisine” the top rising food-related search term over the past week. The yearly tradition, which started July 20 and ends August 18, involves fasting from dawn to sunset. Come sundown, friends and […]

26.07.2012 · Filled under: Free Recipes ·
US winery creates patriotic bubbly in time for Olympics

US winery creates patriotic bubbly in time for Olympics

(Relaxnews) – California winery Chandon has released a limited-edition bottle of patriotic sparkling wine in time for the summer Olympics decked out in red, white and blue stripes. The limited edition Brut Classic is made from Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier, and blended with 10 to 20 percent Reserve wines from previous harvests. The […]

26.07.2012 · Filled under: Food & Dining ·
Olympics to put British cuisine back on the menu

Olympics to put British cuisine back on the menu

(LONDON,-AFP) – Feeding 10,500 athletes and millions of fans during the Olympics may be a mammoth task but London 2012 is hoping to seize the opportunity to also improve the reputation of British cuisine. Fish and chips, pie and mash or a full English breakfast are hardly top of the list for an athlete looking […]

26.07.2012 · Filled under: Food & Dining ·
How to eat like an elite athlete

How to eat like an elite athlete

(Relaxnews) – If you’re training for a marathon or other endurance event, here are a few ways elite athletes fuel themselves before, during, and after a big race. On Friday, running magazine Competitor shared the menu plans for a handful of elite American athletes, including 2012 Olympic-bound marathon runner Kara Goucher, American record holder in 24-hour runs […]

26.07.2012 · Filled under: Food & Dining ·
Olympics: London braced for world’s greatest show

Olympics: London braced for world’s greatest show

(LONDON-AFP) – Seven years in the making, costing £9.3 billion ($14.5 billion) and featuring 10,490 athletes, the London Olympics opens Friday with 302 gold medals to be won and hard-fought reputations at stake. The Olympic Stadium and Aquatics Centre in London’s East End will host Beijing super-heroes Usain Bolt and Michael Phelps, who tore up the history books […]

26.07.2012 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation ·