International cookbook awards announces shortlist

International cookbook awards announces shortlist

(Relaxnews) – Finalists for an international cookbook competition have been announced and include titles from French chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Korean-American TV chef Debbie Lee, and the culinary encyclopedia Modernist Cuisine. The 26th annual International Association of Culinary Professionals Awards has released its shortlist of cookbook authors and food writers who will be honored across 50 categories […]

18.02.2012 · Filled under: Kitchenomics ·
International cookbook competition adds blog and website categories

International cookbook competition adds blog and website categories

(Relaxnews) – In a move that recognizes the wide ranging impact of food blogs, websites and videos for foodies, an international cookbook competition has added a new media and broadcast category led by chefs like Jacques Pépin, Ming Tsai, and GiltTaste. Finalists for the 2012 International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) were announced February 16 and, in […]

18.02.2012 · Filled under: Promotions, Videos ·
Lose five pounds just by dropping soda for water: study

Lose five pounds just by dropping soda for water: study

(Relaxnews) – Swapping carbonated beverages for water could be a simple way for obese people to shed up to five pounds. In a study to appear in the March issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, researchers found that when a group of overweight and obese subjects replaced their high-calorie beverages with water, they were twice as […]

16.02.2012 · Filled under: Kitchenomics ·
EU, US ink organic food deal

EU, US ink organic food deal

(NUREMBERG-AFP) – Food products classified as organic in the European Union or the United States can be sold as such in either region after a deal struck on Wednesday between the two major trading blocs. The agreement, signed in the southern city of Nuremberg between top officials from both sides, seeks to boost trade in […]

16.02.2012 · Filled under: Kitchenomics ·
Boosting your fitness in your 20s may give you stronger bones for life

Boosting your fitness in your 20s may give you stronger bones for life

(Relaxnews) – A new study announced Monday finds that increasing your physical activity in your early twenties could protect your bones from fractures and even osteoporosis later in life. Previous research has shown that exercise before and during puberty is essential for developing bones or building bone mass. The more bone mass you put on when you’re […]

16.02.2012 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Olympics: Italian PM Monti rules out Rome 2020 Olympic bid

Olympics: Italian PM Monti rules out Rome 2020 Olympic bid

(ROME-AFP) – Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti on Tuesday withdrew Rome as a candidate to host the 2020 Olympic Games, describing a planned bid as “irresponsible”. Just a day before the deadline for submitting host city bids to the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the Italian leader decided the current economic crisis would make such a […]

16.02.2012 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation ·
NBA: Lin-sanity spurs sport lottery sales in Taiwan

NBA: Lin-sanity spurs sport lottery sales in Taiwan

(TAIPEI-AFP) – New York Knicks star Jeremy Lin, whose parents are Taiwanese, has boosted the island’s sport lottery sales by 50 percent since he became a NBA sensation last week, the lotto company said Wednesday. Taiwanese fans placed a seasonal record of Tw$9 million ($300,000) in bets on Saturday’s match in which the Knicks defeated […]

16.02.2012 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation ·
Lose more weight by making it a team effort: study

Lose more weight by making it a team effort: study

(Relaxnews) – Maybe it’s the spirit of competition. Maybe it’s the peer pressure. But a new study suggests partnering up with a buddy to shed some extra pounds after researchers found that people who stay together lose together. Not unlike the US reality TV show Big Fat Loser, which follows teams of overweight Americans as they […]

16.02.2012 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
New York Fashion Week highlights: Proenza Schouler, Marchesa, Anna Sui

New York Fashion Week highlights: Proenza Schouler, Marchesa, Anna Sui

9 photos (Relaxnews) – As the ongoing New York Fashion Week nears its end, big names including Marchesa have dazzled with a collection of red-carpet ready gowns, while the likes of Proenza Schouler offered edgier creations. See the highlights here. ©AFP PHOTO/Peter Michael Dills/Getty Images Diamond day After impressing with her mainline on Sunday, the […]

16.02.2012 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Photos ·
London Fashion Week Digital Schedule

London Fashion Week Digital Schedule

(Relaxnews) – Running February 17-21 with menswear on February 22, London Fashion Week will see established labels including Burberry Prorsum and Paul Smith showcase their Fall 2012 ready-to-wear creations. Shows from the likes of Roksanda Ilincic, PPQ and Mary Katrantzou will be live-streamed via London Fashion Week TV. See the schedule here, with shows to […]

16.02.2012 · Filled under: Happenings ·
iOS apps grabbing data without warning

iOS apps grabbing data without warning

(Relaxnews) – Software designer Paul Haddad of Tapbots has sparked a buzz on the tech blogs after discovering the iOS Foursquare app was grabbing data, including email addresses and phone numbers, from users’ iPhones and uploading it without their permission. The discovery made by Paul Haddad on February 14 has attracted widespread coverage across popular […]

16.02.2012 · Filled under: Apps, Science & Technology ·
Improved Facebook for Windows Phone 7 app gets design, performance overhaul

Improved Facebook for Windows Phone 7 app gets design, performance overhaul

(Relaxnews) – Microsoft has made some significant changes to the Facebook for Windows Phone 7 app including improved design, better navigation and lots of bug fixes. “You’ll find changes across the board” in version 2.3 of the app, said Michael Stroh, a technology writer in Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 team, in a February 14 post […]

16.02.2012 · Filled under: Apps ·
Philippine film industry in decline

Philippine film industry in decline

(Manila)-AFP) – The number of films produced in the Philippine movie industry has halved over the past decade in the face of piracy and Hollywood competition, a government study released Wednesday showed. Only the rise of independent film-makers has saved the industry from declining further, with “indie” movies now accounting for more than half the […]

16.02.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
Swiss aim to launch first space cleaner

Swiss aim to launch first space cleaner

(GENEVA-AFP) – Swiss scientists announced Wednesday plans to develop a machine that acts almost like a vacuum cleaner to scoop up thousands of abandoned satellite and rocket parts, cleaning up outer space. The Swiss Space Centre at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), a top science university, announced the launch of CleanSpace as the […]

16.02.2012 · Filled under: Environment, Science & Technology ·
Top new tech products: ‘future-proof’ Smart TV, designer camera, 7″ Samsung Galaxy Tab 2

Top new tech products: ‘future-proof’ Smart TV, designer camera, 7″ Samsung Galaxy Tab 2

(Relaxnews) – High-tech product releases announced the week ending February 15 include a designer interchangable lens camera, a future-proof Smart TV, the first Galaxy Tab to run Ice Cream Sandwich, a quad-core tablet with an 18h battery life, and an inexpensive flip phone. An interchangable lens camera designed by Marc Newson Industrial designer Marc Newson […]

16.02.2012 · Filled under: Science & Technology, Videos ·
Apple unveils preview of new Mac operating system

Apple unveils preview of new Mac operating system

(SAN FRANCISCO-AFP) – Apple released a preview version of its new Macintosh operating system on Thursday, bringing some features of the iPad to the personal computer. The Cupertino, California-based company said the updated operating system, called Mountain Lion, will be available to Macintosh developers immediately and Mac owners can upgrade to the new software in […]

16.02.2012 · Filled under: Science & Technology ·
Streep and Roberts together in Pulitzer Prize winner

Streep and Roberts together in Pulitzer Prize winner

(LOS ANGELES-Relaxnews) – The long-planned adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play August: Osage Country will reach the screen with Julia Roberts and Meryl Streep portraying a daughter and mother. The adaptation of the play written by Tracy Letts follows the story of two women who have gone in different directions when a family crisis […]

16.02.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
Houston funeral to be broadcast live

Houston funeral to be broadcast live

(NEW YORK-AFP) – The funeral on Saturday for pop superstar Whitney Houston will be broadcast live from the New Jersey Baptist church where she grew up singing in a gospel choir, the funeral home owner said Wednesday. “Her publicist has chosen one person who will be allowed into the sanctuary and who will be streaming […]

16.02.2012 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Princess Cruises reveals details of new liner

Princess Cruises reveals details of new liner

(Relaxnews) – Princess Cruises has revealed further details on its new vessel Royal Princess, set to launch next year. The ship, set to launch in June 2013, will carry 3,600 passengers and will weigh in at 141,000 tons, making it the largest in the Princess Cruises fleet and comparable with Royal Caribbean’s Freedom-class ships. One […]

16.02.2012 · Filled under: Destinations ·
Lexus most dependable car firm in the US

Lexus most dependable car firm in the US

(Relaxnews) – Lexus has topped an influential dependability study conducted by US analyst JD Power and Associates. The Japanese automaker scored the most awards in the annual study, the results of which were released February 15 and showed ‘historically high’ levels of vehicle dependability. Porsche was the second highest-ranking nameplate, with Cadillac in third place and […]

16.02.2012 · Filled under: Motoring ·