Daimler claims another autonomous driving world-first

Daimler claims another autonomous driving world-first

Having succeeded in bringing the world’s first self-driving truck to public roads, luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz and its parent company Daimler can now claim another self-driving world first, this time with buses. The Mercedes-Benz Future Bus with CityPilot has driven autonomously for the first time on a 20km route in Amsterdam, stopping at bus stops with […]

18.07.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
Virtual reality film of Anne Frank’s story confirmed

Virtual reality film of Anne Frank’s story confirmed

A virtual reality film which will take viewers inside Anne Frank’s secret annex has been confirmed reports The Hollywood Reporter. The possibly controversial new film, “Anne”, will tell the story of Anne’s experience inside the annex whilst hiding from the Nazis during World War II. The film’s technology will give viewers the chance to be “immersed […]

04.05.2016 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, International Stars ·
Art agenda: FIAC, El Greco in New York

Art agenda: FIAC, El Greco in New York

(Relaxnews) – France welcomes another edition of its annual international contemporary art fair, FIAC, that extends along the banks of its river Seine, while the New York Met prepares a nine-painting retrospective on Spanish Renaissance artist El Greco. Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain October 23-26 Grand Palais, Paris, France The capital’s annual art festival, with exhibitors […]

20.10.2014 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Entertainment ·
‘Fault in Our Stars’ bench vanishes from Amsterdam

‘Fault in Our Stars’ bench vanishes from Amsterdam

(Relaxnews) – Fans of “The Fault in Our Stars” discovered that a canal-side bench in Amsterdam that’s the site of a key scene in the romantic drama had gone missing as they traced a tour of movie-centric moments around the Dutch capital. The disappearance went undetected by city authorities as the bench was swiftly replaced […]

03.07.2014 · Filled under: Books, Destinations, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Offbeat ·
Literary supper club pairs food with books

Literary supper club pairs food with books

(Relaxnews) – A dining concept in Amsterdam has twinned the passions of bookworms and food lovers into a literary-themed dinner series. Every two months, The Bookish Banquet hosts a dinner party themed after a classic novel for an event that’s part book club, part multi-course dining experience. It started as a one-off, Alice in Wonderland dinner party […]

12.03.2014 · Filled under: Books, Destinations, Entertainment, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Offbeat ·
Got a mile-high love story? United Airlines is looking for you

Got a mile-high love story? United Airlines is looking for you

(Relaxnews) – If you’re a couple who found romance aboard a United Airlines flight, the US carrier is inviting you to share your love story for the chance to win two roundtrip tickets to the destination of your choice. Couples who found their soulmate in their seat partner aboard a United Airlines flight, or staged […]

Trailer: Shailene Woodley overcomes illness in ‘The Fault in Our Stars’

Trailer: Shailene Woodley overcomes illness in ‘The Fault in Our Stars’

(Relaxnews) – The first trailer has been released for this tender drama about two teens and their fight to find life and love in the face of cancer. Shailene Woodley’s about to prove her status as the versatile new darling of American cinema. And Ansel Elgort, who plays opposite Woodley in March’s book-to-film adaptation “Divergent,” […]

30.01.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Paris to open online souvenir shop

Paris to open online souvenir shop

(Relaxnews) – Francophiles and lovers of the City of Light will now be able to extend their trip to Paris and revisit memories with the city’s new online souvenir store. When the city launches the virtual shop December 5, the city will join New York, Amsterdam and Dublin in offering travelers Paris-related items and memorabilia […]

28.11.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Online ·
Miley Cyrus lights up a joint and Amsterdam at MTV awards

Miley Cyrus lights up a joint and Amsterdam at MTV awards

(AMSTERDAM-AFP) – US pop sensationalist Miley Cyrus took her publicity-seeking further still on Sunday by smoking a cannabis joint as she received her award for Best Video at the MTV European Music Awards in Amsterdam on Sunday. The evening’s biggest winner was hip-hop icon Eminem who took home two awards, but Cyrus, 20, kept the […]

11.11.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
‘Virtual’ Filipina girl IDs 1,000 pedophiles

‘Virtual’ Filipina girl IDs 1,000 pedophiles

THE HAGUE (AFP) – A Dutch rights group said Monday it had identified over 1,000 pedophiles around the world by offering online sex with a computer-generated 10-year-old Filipina girl called Sweetie. Terre des Hommes Netherlands has now handed over to police the identities of over 1,000 adults who were willing to pay children in developing […]

07.11.2013 · Filled under: World News ·
Karl Lagerfeld creates new accessories inspired by his cat

Karl Lagerfeld creates new accessories inspired by his cat

(Relaxnews) – The German fashion designer used Choupette, his Persian cat, as a muse for his Holiday accessories collection. A gift from Chanel model Baptiste Giabiconi, Choupette has become a pretty important figure in the Chanel and Fendi designer’s life. In fact, Choupette is so spoiled she even has her own maids, and a personal twitter […]

29.10.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Offbeat ·
Rain or shine: how to run a marathon in any weather

Rain or shine: how to run a marathon in any weather

(Relaxnews) – Fall marathon season is upon us, with major races in Chicago, Amsterdam, Beijing, and New York just around the corner. Here’s how to be prepared so the season’s notoriously erratic weather won’t spoil race day. When it’s freezing – Running expert Jeff Gaudette at Competitor.com advises “ratty sweatshirts” and old gloves, a hat, and a pair […]

12.10.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·
Art agenda: ‘Renaissance to Goya,’ ‘Asian Religious Icons through Western Eyes’

Art agenda: ‘Renaissance to Goya,’ ‘Asian Religious Icons through Western Eyes’

(Relaxnews) – Spanish art arrives at Australia’s Art Gallery of New South Wales as part of a limited-stop exclusive world tour, Korea examines Western approaches to Asian icons in the 16th century at the National Museum in Seoul, and Lyon prepares to welcome the international art scene as part of its four-month biennale. Renaissance to […]

30.08.2013 · Filled under: Art, Destinations ·
Marks & Spencer unveils new campaign starring ‘Leading Ladies’

Marks & Spencer unveils new campaign starring ‘Leading Ladies’

(Relaxnews) – The British high-street label decided to pull together an inspirational group of women for its latest advertising campaign. Shot by famed photographer Annie Leibovitz, the latest Marks & Spencer campaign stars a bevy of the UK’s top female talent, photographed in pieces from the latest autumn collections. Oscar-winning actress Helen Mirren leads the […]

19.08.2013 · Filled under: Art, Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, International Stars ·
Affiliate to fly Philippine Airlines domestic passengers

Affiliate to fly Philippine Airlines domestic passengers

(MANILA-AFP) – Philippine Airlines plans to expand its international services while farming out passengers on its domestic routes to a low-cost affiliate, airline officials said Monday. “This is being done to allow the flag carrier to service more routes and ensure seamless connectivity between stops while awaiting delivery of PAL’s new Airbus aircraft,” the airline […]

06.08.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Philippine News ·
Copenhagen’s Little Mermaid turns 100: a guide to festivities

Copenhagen’s Little Mermaid turns 100: a guide to festivities

(Relaxnews) – Denmark is getting ready to celebrate the 100th birthday of Copenhagen’s Little Mermaid statue, unveiled on August 23, 1913. The Danish capital is celebrating the anniversary with a host of special cultural events and activities. Just as Paris has the Eiffel Tower, and New York has the Statue of Liberty, the city of […]

05.08.2013 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Online, World News ·
European Union lifts safety ban on Philippine Airlines

European Union lifts safety ban on Philippine Airlines

(MANILA-AFP) – The European Union has lifted a three-year ban on Philippine Airlines flying into its airspace after the national carrier addressed safety concerns, the EU’s ambassador to Manila said Wednesday. PAL will be allowed to fly into the 28-member bloc from Friday, which will spur tourism and business links, ambassador Guy Ledoux said. “This […]

10.07.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Philippine News ·
Skirt-clad Romanian women promote ‘stylish’ cycling

Skirt-clad Romanian women promote ‘stylish’ cycling

BUCHAREST-AFP) – More than 1,500 Romanian women in colourful skirts and high heels cycled through the country’s main cities to promote urban biking as a “stylish and fun” way of transport. The event, called SkirtBike, “aims to celebrate the independence and empowerment that cycling can provide to all women and to encourage those who do […]

04.06.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Environment, Offbeat, Sports & Recreation ·
Filipino Director Solito to Attend DC Screening of Busong

Filipino Director Solito to Attend DC Screening of Busong

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Internationally-acclaimed and award-winning Filipino director Auraeus Solito will be in Washington, D.C. for the screening of Busong at the National Geographic All Roads Film Festival on September 27, the Philippine Embassy said. In a press release, the Philippine Embassy reiterated its invitation to the Filipino-American community to watch the film and interact with Solito after its […]

22.09.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment, Local News ·