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 ·
‘Uncharted 3′ wins WGA writing award

‘Uncharted 3′ wins WGA writing award

(Relaxnews) – Creative Director Amy Hennig accepted the award for Outstanding Achievement in Videogame Writing for PlayStation 3 title Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception at the 2011 Writers Guild Awards ceremony on February 19. Also nominated were fellow 2011 releases Assassin’s Creed: Revelations, Batman: Arkham City, Brink, and Mortal Kombat. Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood won at the previous year’s event, with Uncharted 2 seeing off Assassin’s Creed […]

20.02.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
Top trend: chokers

Top trend: chokers

8 photos (Relaxnews) – Whether designer or high street, a choker adds instant panache to any outfit. See how users of style community Polyvore have been wearing theirs. ©jeancaroline/Polyvore Special uses : Use only Trend: Chokers/Polyvore Hello yellow Alexander Wang knit and shoes, Alexander Mcqueen pants, clutch from nordstrom.com, Michael Kors watch, Marc by Marc Jacobs earrings, Karen […]

19.02.2012 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Photos ·
Olympics: Sochi 2014 Olympic Games factfile

Olympics: Sochi 2014 Olympic Games factfile

(ROSA KHUTOR-AFP) – Factfile on the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi following the first international test events last weekend: Coastal Cluster The Coastal Cluster is located by the Black Sea in Sochi and hosts several Olympic venues as well as the Olympic village, the Media Centre, as well as a recreational theme park and […]

19.02.2012 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation ·
Recalled: Grape-flavored Infants’ Tylenol

Recalled: Grape-flavored Infants’ Tylenol

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Johnson & Johnson’s subsidiary McNeil issued a recall Friday of 574,000 bottles of an infants version of its popular Tylenol pain and fever relief drug over problems with the dosing system. The recall applies specifically to one-ounce bottles of grape-flavored Infants’ Tylenol Oral Suspension distributed nationwide in the United States. Tylenol maker McNeil […]

19.02.2012 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·

List of winners of 62nd Berlin film festival

(BERLIN-AFP) – Here are the winners of the main prizes awarded Saturday at the 62nd Berlin film festival and the countries that produced them: Golden Bear for best film: “Cesare deve morire” (Caesar Must Die), Paolo and Vittorio Taviani. Italy Jury Grand Prix Silver Bear: “Csak a szel” (Just the wind), Bence Fliegauf. Hungary/Germany/France Silver Bear […]

19.02.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
The world says goodbye to Whitney Houston

The world says goodbye to Whitney Houston

11 photos ©AFP PHOTO/Allison Joyce/Getty Images The program A man holds up the program for Whitney Houston funeral at New Hope Baptist Church on February 18, 2012 in Newark, New Jersey. ©AFP PHOTO/Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images The church A makeshift memorial is seen prior to the funeral services for Whitney Houston at the New Hope Baptist […]

19.02.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment, Photos ·
(Feb-March) Music agenda: Brit Awards, Wrecking Ball, MDNA

(Feb-March) Music agenda: Brit Awards, Wrecking Ball, MDNA

(Relaxnews) – Coming up, Adele takes the stage at this year’s Brit Awards in London, while Radiohead launches its world tour in Miami. Brit Awards February 21 London, England Following her performance at the Grammy Awards, British singer Adele is taking the stage in her post-surgery comeback at the 2012 Brit Awards ceremony to be […]

19.02.2012 · Filled under: Happenings, Videos ·
‘Transformers 4,’ ‘Tintin 2,’ ‘Beetlejuice 2′ and other sequels get ready to roll

‘Transformers 4,’ ‘Tintin 2,’ ‘Beetlejuice 2′ and other sequels get ready to roll

(LOS ANGELES-Relaxnews) – One of Hollywood’s latest franchises will be The Adventures of Tintin, according to producer/director Steven Spielberg, who confirmed that Peter Jackson would direct a sequel between filming the Hobbitfilms. Spielberg told Total Film that he has planned Tintin as a trilogy, and though the storyline is being kept a secret, he did disclose that it would […]

19.02.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
Upcoming video game releases: Syndicate, Metal Gear Solid 3D, PlayStation Vita

Upcoming video game releases: Syndicate, Metal Gear Solid 3D, PlayStation Vita

6 photos (Relaxnews) – The PlayStation Vita launches in North America and Europe, Metal Gear Solid 3 lands on the 3DS, and Syndicate turns classic strategy into first-person action. ©All rights reserved – Capcom / CyberConnect2 Asura’s Wrath (PS3 360) North America: February 21, Teen. Japan: February 22, C (15+). European regions: February 24, 16+ (UK: 15). Price: $59 […]

19.02.2012 · Filled under: Apps, Games, Photos ·
Hong Kong inches closer to Bruce Lee tribute

Hong Kong inches closer to Bruce Lee tribute

(HONG KONG-Relaxnews) – For a man who is arguably Hong Kong’s most famous son, it often surprises visitors just how little there is in the city to mark the legend of martial arts super star Bruce Lee. But all that might be about to change. The city’s lawmakers have now given initial backing to a […]

19.02.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
Tablets replacing TV, teachers and babysitters: Nielsen

Tablets replacing TV, teachers and babysitters: Nielsen

(Relaxnews) – Need a way to keep your kids quiet while traveling, entertained at a restaurant or just want to teach them some facts? More and more parents are letting their kids aged 11 and under loose on a tablet device. A new study by market researcher Nielsen has found that adults commonly use tablets […]

18.02.2012 · Filled under: Apps ·
Top tech headlines: OS X Mountain Lion, iPad 3, Android 5.0

Top tech headlines: OS X Mountain Lion, iPad 3, Android 5.0

5 photos (Relaxnews) – Hot topics in the tech blogs for the week ending February 17 include the surprise announcement of Apple’s OS X Mountain Lion, Apple says iOS apps must ask for permission to access users’ address book, next-gen iPad event penciled in for March 7, Tim Cook’s vision for Apple and Android 5.0 […]

18.02.2012 · Filled under: Apps, Photos ·
Lin drives Knicks, Barca’s shock defeat, Oshima trains for NPB: most watched sports videos

Lin drives Knicks, Barca’s shock defeat, Oshima trains for NPB: most watched sports videos

(Relaxnews) – Jeremy Lin becomes a global basketball sensation, Barcelona drop crucial points again, and an ex-softball player trains for the Japanese baseball season in the week’s most watched sports videos for February 16. Viewers of both YouTube and Tudou follow the exploits of the New York Knicks’ Asian American point guard Jeremy Lin. The […]

18.02.2012 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation, Videos ·
Lookbook index: top 10 street styles from around the world Part 3

Lookbook index: top 10 street styles from around the world Part 3

10 photos (Relaxnews) – Hemlines have been significantly raised on online fashion community Lookbook this week, with mini skirts and dresses featuring highly in the top-rated looks. ©LOOKBOOK.nu/Flávia D. Special uses : Use only for LOOKBOOK.nu Ain’t no sunshine when she’s gone Look by Flávia D., “24 year old girl from Brazil”. Find out more about her style […]

18.02.2012 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Photos ·
US mixed racial marriages double in 30 years

US mixed racial marriages double in 30 years

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – The number of mixed racial marriages in the United States has doubled in thirty years, a study released by the Pew Research Center said Thursday. Fifteen percent of all US marriages were among mixed race couples in 2010, up from 6.7 percent in 1980, Pew said. The proportion of mixed race couples, regardless […]

18.02.2012 · Filled under: News ·
J-Lo, Fergie and Hefner expected at Rio Carnival

J-Lo, Fergie and Hefner expected at Rio Carnival

(RIO DE JANEIRO-AFP) – Jennifer Lopez, Fergie and Playboy founder Hugh Hefner will be among the US celebrities who will attend Rio’s famed Carnival, which kicks off Friday. Lopez will be in the box of Brahma, Brazil’s largest brewer, according to the daily O Globo, which said the singer-actress would arrive Sunday shortly before the […]

18.02.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
Travel agenda: Miami International Boat Show, Asia’s hotel-based art fair

Travel agenda: Miami International Boat Show, Asia’s hotel-based art fair

(Relaxnews) – The Miami International Boat Show is in full swing this weekend, and next week sees the opening of a unique art exhibition in Asia centered around hotels. (Please note the W Paris opening has been delayed to Febuary 29.) 71st Miami International Boat Show February 16-20 Miami, FL, USA There can’t be many better places to hold […]

18.02.2012 · Filled under: Happenings, Videos ·
‘Lin-fatuation’ spawns new food and drinks, and lots of puns

‘Lin-fatuation’ spawns new food and drinks, and lots of puns

(Relaxnews) – Lin-Sanity, a basketball phenomenon that’s turned a previously unknown Asian-American kid into an online and worldwide sensation has spilled over into New York’s food scene with famous chefs and restaurateurs creating ‘Lintinis,’ ‘Lin and Tonics’ and, in reference to his Christian beliefs, ‘The Taiwanese Te-Bao.’ Jeremy Lin has emerged from complete obscurity over […]

18.02.2012 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation ·