Philippines aiming to boost Manila airport

Philippines aiming to boost Manila airport

(MANILA-AFP) – The Philippine government said Tuesday it was aiming to boost passenger capacity at its congested Manila airport next year with the long-awaited completion of a controversial terminal. Upgrading Ninoy Aquino International Airport’s Terminal 3 will allow it to handle its maximum design capacity of 13 million passengers a year, four years after its […]

25.02.2012 · Filled under: Destinations ·
Taco Bell releases Doritos taco across the US

Taco Bell releases Doritos taco across the US

(Relaxnews) – Taco Bell is launching a late night snack idea that’s been bandied about for years by fast food junkies: the Doritos-shell taco. After testing the Doritos Locos Tacos made with Nacho Cheese Doritos in markets like Toledo, Ohio and parts of California, Taco Bell will be rolling out its latest creation across the US March […]

25.02.2012 · Filled under: News ·
Nissan recalls 250,000 cars globally over sensor

Nissan recalls 250,000 cars globally over sensor

(TOKYO-AFP) – Nissan said Thursday it will recall almost 250,000 vehicles worldwide over a loose sensor that could cause fuel leaks in the worst cases. The recall of 249,522 vehicles covers seven models, a Nissan spokesman said. The models are the Juke, made in Japan and Britain, the Japanese-made Serena, Patrol, Infiniti M and Infiniti […]

25.02.2012 · Filled under: Motoring ·
Celebrities to nosh on chicken pot pie and tacos at Oscars post-party

Celebrities to nosh on chicken pot pie and tacos at Oscars post-party

(Relaxnews) – Gold-dusted chocolate statuettes of Oscar, lobster tacos and gourmet chicken pot will be among some of the 50 hors d’oeuvres that will be served to the Hollywood glitterati at the Governor’s Ball on Sunday. For the 18th consecutive year, celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck will be presiding over the post-Oscars dinner which will serve […]

25.02.2012 · Filled under: Kitchenomics ·
Fete Oscar night with black-and-white cookies and deep-fried Southern-style chicken

Fete Oscar night with black-and-white cookies and deep-fried Southern-style chicken

(Relaxnews) – Be it black-and-white cocktail nibbles in honor of silent film The Artist or a groaning plate of deep-fried Southern-style chicken and chocolate pie to fete The Help, this year’s Academy Awards-nominated films have inspired a range of menu ideas for a festive Oscars viewing party. Unlike the celebrities who’ve been stuffed and squeezed into their designer, […]

25.02.2012 · Filled under: Kitchenomics ·
Google launches mobile flight search

Google launches mobile flight search

(Relaxnews) – Google has taken a swipe at flight booking services by launching its flight search engine on mobile devices. The flight search tool, launched last year amid some controversy, now allows users to search for flight information and pricing from Apple and Android devices, the search giant confirmed this week. Like the desktop version, […]

25.02.2012 · Filled under: Apps ·
Honda recalls Pilot, Acura SUVs in US for tank fix

Honda recalls Pilot, Acura SUVs in US for tank fix

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Japanese automaker Honda recalled new Pilot and Acura MDX sports utility vehicles in the United States Thursday because of a potential fuel tank leak. The recall affects about 8,700 model-year 2012 of the SUVs. Honda said it would inspect and, if necessary, replace the fuel tank. A materials flaw in a valve case […]

25.02.2012 · Filled under: Motoring ·
Hollywood holds breath as ‘Artist’ eyes Oscar gold

Hollywood holds breath as ‘Artist’ eyes Oscar gold

(HOLLYWOOD-AFP) – The race for Oscars glory comes to a climax Sunday as Hollywood gathers for the 84th Academy Awards, with hit silent movie “The Artist” and Martin Scorsese’s “Hugo” leading down to the wire. After seemingly months of campaigning and dozens of lesser prizes, Tinseltown’s annual awards season draws to a close with the […]

25.02.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
(Feb – March) Health and fitness agenda: Natural Products Expo, International Fitness Showcase

(Feb – March) Health and fitness agenda: Natural Products Expo, International Fitness Showcase

(Relaxnews) – Germany’s massive ISPO trade show heads to Beijing, while Barcelona welcomes the GSMA Mobile World Congrees. 12th ISPO Beijing February 22-25 Beijing, China Germany’s ISPO is one of the biggest events in the world for sports goods manufacturers and suppliers, and its sister event in China draws more than 17,000 visiters and 350 […]

20.02.2012 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Bon Appétit goes digital with new app for tablet e-readers

Bon Appétit goes digital with new app for tablet e-readers

(Relaxnews) - Bon Appétit is the latest gourmet foodie magazine to release an iPad version of its publication. Beginning with the March issue, the tablet app will be available for the iPad and Nook and include additional photos, videos, recipes and tips from the Bon Appétit kitchen. Another feature special to the tablet version is the Kitchen Mode version, which acts […]

20.02.2012 · Filled under: Apps ·
Cirque du Soleil to perform at Oscars show

Cirque du Soleil to perform at Oscars show

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Spectacular Canadian-based Cirque du Soleil will perform as part of this year’s Oscars show, organizers said Friday. The one-off performance, part of the February 26 Academy Awards show, will feature the largest Cirque cast ever assembled for a single act, with over 50 artists involved. They will perform to music by Oscar-nominated […]

20.02.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
Twitter index: Sarah Geronimo Day, ‘Happy Birthday Kurt Cobain’

Twitter index: Sarah Geronimo Day, ‘Happy Birthday Kurt Cobain’

(Relaxnews) – Filipino microbloggers have declared that February 19 and 20 should be Sarah G. Day in honor of Filipino singer Sarah Geronimo. Tweeps are excitedly tweeting about the 23-year-old singer and her on-stage performances. They say, “to enlighten foreigners around the world: Sarah G. Day refers to one of the Most Talented Singers here […]

20.02.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
(Feb – March) Food agenda: Pizza Expo, Food & Wine Festival

(Feb – March) Food agenda: Pizza Expo, Food & Wine Festival

(Relaxnews) – This week is chock full of major international events around the world. From the largest food and drink expo in the Middle East to wine shows in Italy and France, and the largest agricultural fair in France, here are some of the most noteworthy food and drink events around the world. 4th annual […]

20.02.2012 · Filled under: Happenings ·
(March – April) Home agenda: Countdown to CeBIT, Home & Housewares Show

(March – April) Home agenda: Countdown to CeBIT, Home & Housewares Show

(Relaxnews) – Over the coming weeks all eyes will turn towards CeBIT in Hannover, Germany, the world’s largest digital, IT and telecommunications expo in the world. The keynote theme at this year’s event will be ‘managing trust,’ which examines the issue of digital security from everyone from governments to individual consumers. In 2012 CeBIT Life, one of the […]

20.02.2012 · Filled under: Happenings ·
(Feb – March) Beauty agenda,: Beauty Asia Singapore, 88th America’s Beauty Show

(Feb – March) Beauty agenda,: Beauty Asia Singapore, 88th America’s Beauty Show

(Relaxnews) – Welcoming international brands such as Intercoiffure, L’Oreal, and Vidal Sassoon, the 88th edition of the America’s Beauty Show kicks off March 3, finishing just a few days before the 45th Cosmoprof Worldwide event in Italy and Germany’s Beauty International Düsseldorf. Read about these and other important upcoming beauty events here. 16th Beauty Asia – Singapore […]

20.02.2012 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Everything you know about dieting is wrong: US scientists

Everything you know about dieting is wrong: US scientists

(VANCOUVER-AFP) – Everything you know about dieting is wrong, say US scientists who have devised a new formula for calculating calories and weight loss that they hope will revolutionize the way people tackle obesity. Obesity rates have doubled worldwide in the past 30 years, coinciding with a growing food surplus, and the ensuing epidemic has […]

20.02.2012 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Fish-infused cheese, anyone?

Fish-infused cheese, anyone?

(Relaxnews) – It may smell fishy, but a team of US scientists is working on creating a goat cheese made with fish oil, an underused but health-packed food. In a study published in the February issue of the Journal of Food Science, goat cheese was shown to be a successful carrier of fish oil — an underused ingredient […]

20.02.2012 · Filled under: Kitchenomics ·
London Fashion Week beauty highlights: tattoos and mohawks

London Fashion Week beauty highlights: tattoos and mohawks

8 photos (Relaxnews) – Beauty looks at the ongoing London Fashion Week have been getting wilder, with mohawks at Louise Gray and body art at Vivienne Westwood Red Label. See highlights from the most recent runway shows here. ©AFP PHOTO/Stuart Wilson/Getty Images V day V shaped parts offered an interesting alternative at Craig Lawrence. ©AFP […]

20.02.2012 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Photos ·
Surveys shed light on the cost of living in Asia

Surveys shed light on the cost of living in Asia

(HONG KONG-Relaxnews) – While the Asia-Pacific may more and more be a choice for those looking to escape the economic hardships afflicting other parts of the globe, a number of recent surveys have shed fresh light on just how attractive the region’s main cities actually are for living. The Worldwide Cost of Living Index 2012 […]

20.02.2012 · Filled under: Money & Business ·
Images of the week: Caracas, Abu Dhabi, Paris

Images of the week: Caracas, Abu Dhabi, Paris

10 photos ©AFP PHOTO/Leo RAMIREZ Caracas Young Venezuelan musicians of “El sistema” Simon Bolivar Youth Symphonic Orchestra play during a free concert at Teresa Carreno theater in Caracas February 16, 2012. Venezuelan maestro Gustavo Dudamel is directing a series of concerts to celebrate the 37th anniversary of the National System of Children and Youth Orchestras […]

20.02.2012 · Filled under: Destinations, Photos ·