Trafalgar Square, focal point for Olympic spectators, gets new statue

Trafalgar Square, focal point for Olympic spectators, gets new statue

(Relaxnews) – A new statue has been unveiled on the fourth plinth of London’s famous tourist attraction Trafalgar Square. The piece of art, which depicts a boy on a rocking horse, is by Scandinavian artists Elmgreen & Dragset and is the latest in a series on contemporary art commissions to fill the plinth. The plinth, […]

27.02.2012 · Filled under: Destinations ·
(March 4 – 25) Auto agenda: European Car of the Year

(March 4 – 25) Auto agenda: European Car of the Year

(Relaxnews) – On March 5, the winner of the European Car of the Year is unveiled — a prelude to the enormous Geneva Motor Show, which kicks off the day after. IEEE Electric Vehicle Conference March 4-8 Greenville, South Carolina USA Keynote speakers and researchers from the world’s leading automakers and academic institutions are expected […]

27.02.2012 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Dragonair aiming to spread its wings

Dragonair aiming to spread its wings

(HONG KONG-Relaxnews) – The growing influence of Dragonair over Asian skies is set to continue with the news that the airline is planning to increase its fleet by one-fifth. Six new aircraft will be rolled out by the airline over the next 12 months — four Airbus A320s and two Airbus A330s — taking Dragonair’s fleet to […]

27.02.2012 · Filled under: Destinations ·
US health experts give nod to new obesity drug

US health experts give nod to new obesity drug

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – An advisory panel to the US Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday urged approval of a new obesity drug, Qnexa, after warning against its approval in 2010 due to safety concerns. The panel voted 20-2 that the FDA should allow Qnexa on the market, saying the latest overall benefit-risk assessment supported its approval. […]

27.02.2012 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Potato chips that release salt on tongue early could help slash sodium levels

Potato chips that release salt on tongue early could help slash sodium levels

(Relaxnews) – Pass the chips, nix the salt. In the ongoing crusade to reduce sodium levels in food, British scientists are working on a way to create a potato chip that releases the flavor of salt that snackers crave before it goes down the hatch. In a study published in Food & Function last week, researchers from the University […]

27.02.2012 · Filled under: Kitchenomics ·
‘Biological clock’ is linked to heart attacks

‘Biological clock’ is linked to heart attacks

(PARIS-AFP) – Scientists on Wednesday said they had uncovered the first molecular proof that the “biological clock” is linked to a type of sudden, fatal heart attack. Ventricular arrhythmia, or abnormal heartbeat, occurs most frequently after waking in the morning — and also to a lesser degree in the evening hours — and causes a […]

25.02.2012 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Parents in low-income households give kids too much fruit juice: study

Parents in low-income households give kids too much fruit juice: study

(Relaxnews) – Children of low-income families are being fed too much fruit juice compared to children who come from higher-income families, says a new US report. A new study released from the University of Michigan has found that of parents whose household income is less than $30,000 (22,500€) annually, nearly half (49 percent) report that their children […]

25.02.2012 · Filled under: Kitchenomics ·
Top health/fitness apps: track your sex life, buff your biceps, and repel mosquitoes

Top health/fitness apps: track your sex life, buff your biceps, and repel mosquitoes

10 photos (Relaxnews) – Around the globe this week, the most popular health and fitness apps in the iTunes store include apps to track your lovemaking, to perfect your pushup, and to mix your own soothing music to calm rattled nerves. Here are details on top iTunes apps by country/region for the week, recorded on […]

25.02.2012 · Filled under: Apps, Photos ·
Makeup for all: Unisex CK One launching makeup line

Makeup for all: Unisex CK One launching makeup line

(Relaxnews) – Popular unisex fragrance CK One is expanding into color cosmetics, with aims to offer simple makeup to suit both men and women. Comprising products including skin perfecting concealers and foundation as well as bronzer, blush, mascara and color cosmetics such as eye shadow and lipstick, the packaging will be matte black and white […]

25.02.2012 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
Eating citrus lowers women’s stroke risk: study

Eating citrus lowers women’s stroke risk: study

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Women who regularly eat citrus fruits such as oranges and grapefruit may have a lower risk of blood-clot related stroke, according to a US study published on Thursday. Researchers looked at 14 years of data from a US nurses survey that included 69,622 women who reported what they ate, including details on fruit […]

25.02.2012 · Filled under: Kitchenomics ·
Nutritional labeling at fast food restaurants confusing and ineffective: study

Nutritional labeling at fast food restaurants confusing and ineffective: study

(Relaxnews) – Fast food chains are doing a bad job of making nutritional information of their menu items clear and easy to digest, says a study out of the US. As they exist now, researchers from the Columbia University School of Nursing said that calorie counts on US menus require “complex math skills” to interpret, […]

25.02.2012 · Filled under: Kitchenomics ·
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 ·