Italy global wine market king, US top tippler: study

Italy global wine market king, US top tippler: study

Italy was the biggest exporter and producer of wine in the world in 2015, while the United States consumed the most of the Mediterranean country’s prized nectar, a study published Wednesday showed. “Today, one bottle of wine exported in five is made in Italy, the biggest wine exporter in the world,” Italy’s Coldiretti agricultural association […]

06.03.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining ·
Italy farmers call for Christmas blacklist of planet-polluting food

Italy farmers call for Christmas blacklist of planet-polluting food

(Rome-AFP) – Italy’s farmers on Sunday called for Alaskan salmon, Californian nuts and Peruvian asparagus to be banished from the nation’s Christmas tables to support efforts to stop global warming after the Paris climate summit. Instead, festive hosts looking to wow their guests should seek out locally-grown but less common fruit and vegetables such as […]

29.11.2015 · Filled under: Christmas, Destinations, Food & Dining, Holidays ·
Golf: Italian Ryder Cup ‘to spark golfing revolution’

Golf: Italian Ryder Cup ‘to spark golfing revolution’

(Milan, Italy-AFP) – Boasting a bird’s eye view of St Peter’s Basilica from the 17th tee the Marco Simone course could spark a golfing revolution in Italy if it wins the right to host the 2022 Ryder Cup. “We are a country of 60 million people and we have only 100,000 golfers, so the potential […]

17.11.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·
Italy earmarks 18 mln to rebuild Colosseum arena floor

Italy earmarks 18 mln to rebuild Colosseum arena floor

(Rome-AFP) – Italy has earmarked over 18 million euros to rebuild the arena floor in the Colosseum where gladiators once fought wild beasts, Culture Minister Dario Franceschini said Tuesday. “A promise kept: the Colosseum will have its arena once more. Plan for reconstruction financed,” he said on Twitter after announcing 18.5 million euros ($20.2 million) […]

06.08.2015 · Filled under: Destinations ·
105 years of automotive history on display at the new Alfa Romeo museum

105 years of automotive history on display at the new Alfa Romeo museum

(Relaxnews) – This week, the Museo Storico Alfa Romeo in Arese, Italy, opened its doors to the public after a four-year restoration and renovation project, while presenting the new Giulia. The museum not only exhibits some of the Italian brand’s most iconic cars, it also has lots of activities to entertain visitors. The museum, designed […]

06.07.2015 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Motoring ·
Male birth control pill could one day follow fertilization discovery

Male birth control pill could one day follow fertilization discovery

(Relaxnews) – A groundbreaking discovery in reproductive research has mapped out the molecular events that occur upon conception that could be key in creating a male birth control pill. “This report expands our fundamental understanding of the molecular architecture at the site of sperm-egg fusion,” says lead author John Herr of the University of Virginia. […]

26.06.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Unboxing love with Kris Aquino and LBC

Unboxing love with Kris Aquino and LBC

The Queen of All Media started delivering the ‘padama’ when LBC surprised media by  sending ‘padala’ to celebrate her launch as their first celebrity brand endorser Manila, Philippines – In an event titled From LBC to the World, With Love, Kris Aquino was recently launched as the first celebrity brand endorser of LBC Express, Inc., […]

12.06.2015 · Filled under: Filipino Stars, Services ·
PHL gets G7’s back in China dispute

PHL gets G7’s back in China dispute

Manila, Philippines (AFP)   – The Philippines Sunday welcomed reports that the G7 summit would express concern about unilateral efforts to assert sovereignty claims in the disputed South China Sea. Regional alarm is growing at moves by China aggressively to stake its claim to most of the sea, including a large-scale island-building programme. The United […]

09.06.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Out on a limb: Octopus inspires medical robotics

Out on a limb: Octopus inspires medical robotics

(AFP) – Scientists in Italy said Thursday they had devised a prototype arm inspired by the octopus that may one day lead to minimally-invasive robotic surgery. Like the octopus’ limb, the slender remote-controlled gadget can extend and bend and be either soft or rigid, the goal being to enable surgery in the abdomen and other […]

EU tourism hits record in 2014

EU tourism hits record in 2014

(Brussels-AFP) – The European Union attracted a record number of tourists in 2014, with visits to France leading the bloc, official data showed on Thursday. Last year tourists spent 2.7 billion nights in tourist accommodations across the EU’s 28 countries, the Eurostat data agency said, up 1.7 percent from 2013. France still came top of […]

29.01.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden ·
Obama toasts, teases NBA champion Spurs

Obama toasts, teases NBA champion Spurs

Washington, United States | AFP |   – US President Barack Obama welcomed NBA champions San Antonio to the White House on Monday, and said he’d be glad to offer advice as they pursue a title repeat. “If you guys need any tips on winning back-to-back, you know where to find me,” quipped the second-term […]

14.01.2015 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation, U.S. News ·
Outdoorsmen to gather for International Mountain Summit

Outdoorsmen to gather for International Mountain Summit

(Relaxnews) – Calling upon experts in all fields of mountaineering including climbers, doctors and tour operators, the sixth annual Kiku International Mountain Summit (IMS) will take place in Brixen, Italy from October 16 through 21. The presence of major brands such as BMW and Marmot is highly anticipated and Gore-Tex is to sponsor the IMS […]

10.10.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·
PFW: rich prints and broderie anglaise at Valentino

PFW: rich prints and broderie anglaise at Valentino

(Relaxnews) – Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli took the Valentino woman on a typically magical journey for Spring/Summer 2015. At Valentino, the two Italian designers mine certain themes very well, and many of their key reference points were here Tuesday, including lots of Greco-Roman inspirations (from the flat gladiator sandals with straps running up […]

01.10.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
Ferrari sells for record $38 mln

Ferrari sells for record $38 mln

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – A red 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinetta, said to be one of only a handful, was snapped up for $38. 1 million in California, becoming the most expensive car ever sold at auction. The previous record was held by a 1954 Mercedes-Benz W196R Formula 1 model bought in Britain last year for […]

15.08.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
RugbyU: London to host European rugby finals

RugbyU: London to host European rugby finals

(LONDON-AFP) – The finals of European rugby’s two new club competitions will both be staged in London, organisers announced Tuesday. The final of the 2014/15 European Rugby Champions Cup, the successor to the European Cup, will take place at Twickenham Stadium on May 2, with the second-tier European Rugby Challenge Cup taking place 24 hours […]

13.08.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Sports & Recreation ·
La belle France keeps its title as top global tourist destination

La belle France keeps its title as top global tourist destination

(PARIS-AFP) – France welcomed 84.7 million foreign tourists in 2013 making it once again the most-visited country in the world, according to a study published Monday. The figure topped the 2012 number by two percent, and meant that when it comes to attracting foreign visitors, France easily beats the United States and Spain who had […]

13.08.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden ·
America is top of the global spam league

America is top of the global spam league

(Relaxnews) – It might not have won the FIFA World Cup, but when it comes to sending spam email, the USA is the undisputed world champion. According to the latest Sophos ‘Spampionship’ report, for the fourth quarter in succession, the US is home to the most spam-sending computers in the world, responsible for 24.2 percent […]

Olivia Palermo teams with Aquazzura for capsule collection

Olivia Palermo teams with Aquazzura for capsule collection

(Relaxnews) – She is already admired worldwide for her style sense. Now, thanks to a tie-up with the Italian footwear brand Aquazzura, Olivia Palermo will present her own designs for the first time. It was only a matter of time before the fashion industry invited Olivia Palermo, the socialite and it-girl known for her impeccable […]

22.07.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, International Stars ·
Jackson fans from around world recall icon, 5 years on

Jackson fans from around world recall icon, 5 years on

(GLENDALE, United States-AFP) – Michael Jackson fans from around the world laid flowers Wednesday at the mausoleum where the pop icon is interred, grieving but also celebrating on the fifth anniversary of his shock death. Around 100 fans, some dressed as the self-proclaimed King of Pop, gathered at the Forest Lawn cemetery outside Los Angeles, […]

26.06.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online ·
‘Kimye’ become unofficial ambassadors for Tourism Ireland

‘Kimye’ become unofficial ambassadors for Tourism Ireland

(Relaxnews) – First “Game of Thrones,” then the world’s favorite astronaut Chris Hadfield, and now Kimye. Tourism Ireland is having a field day with news that the most famous couple on the planet right now — US reality TV star Kim Kardashian and her rapper husband Kanye West — have chosen to spend their honeymoon […]

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