Capital Lifestyle

  • Capital Lifestyle: Registration For Miss World Kenya 2017 To Close On 23Rd October 2016
    19 Oct 2016 - The Miss World Kenya franchise has urged interested participants to register for the Mr and Miss World 2017 pageant ahead of the Sunday 23rd October 2016 deadline. For the first time in the competition’s history, participants are invited to register online on the Miss World Kenya website for the prestigious Mr and Miss World Kenya crowns. The winners would not only showcase their personal talents...
  • Capital Lifestyle: Kwesé Brings Trace Mziki, Trace Africa And Trace Gospel
    19 Oct 2016 - Econet Media, who is driving the development of Kwesé – a fresh new television brand – has added three TRACE channels to its already impressive premium entertainment offering. The deal with the well renowned music television network includes broadcast rights for TRACE Africa, TRACE Mziki and TRACE Gospel. These will be standalone channels joining the comprehensive list of Kwesé...
  • Capital Lifestyle: Family Time: Thanksgiving 10Km Charity Walk In Nairobi
    19 Oct 2016 - Mark your calendars and join the Rotary Club of Karen and The Hub Karen for a Thanksgiving Walk on Saturday November 26, 2016 from 6am. To participate, buy a t-shirt for Kshs.1000 and wear it on the day! Buy the t-shirt on Safaricom Mpesa 795965; on www.ticketsasa.com or at The Hub, Karen every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. All proceeds go to water, education, health and education projects within...
  • Capital Lifestyle: Hotdogs Set For Name Change In Muslim Malaysia
    19 Oct 2016 - Food outlets in Muslim-majority Malaysia must rename hotdogs or risk being refused halal certification, a government religious authority said Tuesday. The ruling, which also includes other food items whose name includes the word “dog”, has garnered much ridicule on social media. It follows complaints by Muslim tourists from overseas, said Sirajuddin Suhaimee, director of the halal...
  • Capital Lifestyle: Sauti Sol, Wizkid, C4 Pedro, DJ Maphorisa To Perform At Mamas
    19 Oct 2016 - Other than landing two nominations in the 6th edition of the MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMAs), Kenyan AfroPop supergroup Sauti Sol will also be performing during the event to be held in Johannesburg this coming Saturday, the 22nd of October. The definitive annual celebration of African and international talent and achievement, MAMAs, recognises and rewards musicians and achievers who have made the...
  • Capital Lifestyle: Possible Miscarriage Gene Found: Study
    19 Oct 2016 - Scientists said Wednesday they had linked mutations in a specific gene with an increased risk of recurrent miscarriages, offering hopes of better diagnosis and treatment for affected women. The gene, dubbed FOXD1, was first pinpointed in lab mice, a team of international researchers wrote in the Royal Society Journal Open Biology. They then investigated whether 556 women affected by “...
  • Capital Lifestyle: Leonardo Dicaprio Cooperating In 1Mdb Probe
    19 Oct 2016 - Leonardo DiCaprio is aiding the investigation into a Malaysian embezzlement scam that involved his hit film about financial market fraud, “The Wolf of Wall Street,” according to his spokesperson Tuesday. The Hollywood star contacted the US Justice Department in July just after it filed a lawsuit to seize more than $1 billion in allegedly ill-gotten assets tied to Malaysian state...
  • Capital Lifestyle: Scientists Grow Mouse Eggs From Stem Cells In Lab
    18 Oct 2016 - Japanese scientists said Monday they had grown mouse eggs entirely in the lab, then fertilised them to yield fertile offspring, a scientific first cautiously hailed by experts in human reproduction. The technique — which involved coaxing stem cells into becoming mature eggs — was still much too risky and controversial to be reproduced in humans, commentators said. “This is the...
  • Capital Lifestyle: Dating Dos And Don’Ts To Live By
    18 Oct 2016 - by Carly Spindel Here are a few dating rules to live by, from a matchmaker, so that you don’t make the common dating mistakes … Dating rules to live by When you’re dating, you have to put yourself out there until you find Mr. Right. Sometimes it takes a while, but in the end it’s worth it. Here are the dating rules to live by, from a matchmaker, so that you don’t make the common dating...
  • Capital Lifestyle: Nobel Panel Gives Up Knockin’ On Dylan's Door
    18 Oct 2016 - The Swedish Academy says it has given up trying to reach Bob Dylan, days after it awarded him the Nobel Prize for Literature. “Right now we are doing nothing. I have called and sent emails to his closest collaborator and received very friendly replies. For now, that is certainly enough,” the academy’s permanent secretary, Sara Danius, told state radio SR on Monday. So far the...
  • Capital Lifestyle: Lagerfeld Checks Into The Hotel Business
    18 Oct 2016 - Fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld announced Monday he planned to launch his own branded hotel chain, with the first property set to open in the Chinese gambling hub of Macao in 2018. The 83-year-old German-born designer has already collaborated with luxury Parisian address Le Crillon and the Metropole in Monaco, but the new business will see him and his company design entire hotels. Leading fashion...
  • Capital Lifestyle: Drenched In Fashion: It's Raining Kimonos In Tokyo
    18 Oct 2016 - It’s raining kimonos in Tokyo. US-based Japanese heavy-metal superstar Yoshiki kicked off Japan Fashion Week by sending models down the runway in sexy, reimagined kimonos drenched in a downpour Monday. It may not be high fashion to purists, but such is the fame of the dyed-blonde, androgynous-looking co-founder of rock band X Japan that he opened the latest edition of Tokyo’s twice-...
  • Capital Lifestyle: Toni Braxton Resumes Tour Following Hospitalisation
    18 Oct 2016 - Toni Braxton performed at Chicago’s Arie Crown Theater on Sunday (16.10.16) after being hospitalised for lupus complications in Cleveland, Ohio on Saturday (15.10.16). Toni Braxton has resumed touring after being hospitalised due to complications related to her battle with lupus. The ‘Breathe Again’ singer was admitted to a hospital in Cleveland, Ohio on Saturday (15.10.16) and...
  • Capital Lifestyle: Netflix And Amazon ‘Outspending Traditional Networks’
    18 Oct 2016 - Online entertainment platforms Netflix and Amazon are now spending more on programmes than traditional television networks, said a new study published Monday. Analysts said the two streaming giants spent $7.5 billion (6.6 billion euros) last year on their own series and shows, far more than big players such as the BBC and even ahead of US networks like CBS, HBO and Turner. Netflix and Amazon more...
  • Capital Lifestyle: Soda Giant: Pepsico Pledges Healthier Offerings
    18 Oct 2016 - PepsiCo set new targets for more healthy food and drinks Monday and announced pledges to reduce product packaging and limit water use. With US soda giants under pressure to produce more healthy beverages, Pepsi pledged that by 2025, at least two-thirds of the 12 ounce beverages it sells will contain 100 or fewer calories. At least three-quarters of foods sold will not exceed 1.1 grams of...
  • Capital Lifestyle: Ted Fellows Comes To Nairobi In Search Of New Visionaries
    17 Oct 2016 - The TED Fellows team has completed a tour of the region with the announcement of the opening of its application process for the 2017 TEDGlobal Fellowship during a cocktail and networking event at the iHub in Nairobi. Ten years on, TEDGlobal will return to Africa next year with the highly anticipated annual TEDGlobal conference taking place in Arusha, Tanzania, from August 27 – August 30, 2017....
  • Capital Lifestyle: 5 Of South Africa's Best Kiddie-Friendly Resorts
    17 Oct 2016 - by Your Family for ALL4WOMEN   For most parents, traditional family hotels and resorts that offer them a break and have loads of activities for the kids to do, are the holiday go-to … Our favourite kid-friendly resorts There are those (very hardcore and ever-so-patient) parents who take their kids on big overland camping missions from a young age. We salute you. For most parents though...
  • Capital Lifestyle: Secret Foodie Event, Dîner En Blanc, Returns To Nairobi
    17 Oct 2016 - Once again this year, elegantly dressed in white, a wave of dinner guests will invade a public space in Kenya’s capital – Le Dîner en Blanc returns to Nairobi, on November 26, 2016. For the second Nairobi edition, more than 600 revelers will be eargerly awaiting a new secret location. This annual secret affair, promises another unforgettable evening of elegance, beauty and magic, as...
  • Capital Lifestyle: Rihanna Surprise Guest Of Mccartney At ‘Oldchella’
    17 Oct 2016 - The Desert Trip festival is all about showcasing rock veterans and their baby-boomer fans but its second weekend featured one of the top stars of the young generation — Rihanna. The R&B superstar joined Paul McCartney on stage Saturday night in the California desert to join in “FourFiveSeconds,” the song the former Beatle released last year with both Rihanna and rap giant...
  • Capital Lifestyle: World's Oldest Giant Panda In Captivity Dies In Hong Kong
    17 Oct 2016 - The world’s oldest ever giant panda in captivity died on Sunday aged 38 at a Hong Kong theme park, officials said. Jia Jia was put down after her health rapidly deteriorated over the last two weeks leaving her unable to walk without difficulty, a statement from the Ocean Park Hong Kong theme park said. Born in the wild in China’s Sichuan province in 1978, Jia Jia was given to Hong...
  • Capital Lifestyle: Israeli Designer's Fantasy Footwear Finds Famous Fans
    17 Oct 2016 - Israeli designer Kobi Levi’s psychedelic shoes resemble everything from banana skins to sex acts, flamingos and stretching cats — and they are all the rage among well-heeled stars like Lady Gaga. “My world is that of everyday glamour, the glamour that goes unnoticed, which I show in an extravagant and fun way,” the 41-year-old says. Dressed in a t-shirt and black jeans, he...
  • Capital Lifestyle: #conservation: Craze For Hornbill ‘Ivory’ Pushes Borneo Icon To The Brink
    17 Oct 2016 - A striking bird with monochrome plumage and a formidable “beak”, the helmeted hornbill is being hunted to extinction, one of the latest victims of a thriving global trade in exotic wildlife. For decades poachers in Borneo’s western forests focused on capturing orangutans and sun bears, but in the past few years a surge in demand for hornbill “ivory” has pushed the...
  • Capital Lifestyle: New Messaging Apps Gain Traction In Workplace
    17 Oct 2016 - Looking to break out of a “messy” email situation, the nonprofit group dosomething.org recently switched over to a new way of communicating among its far-flung teams. Moving most internal communications to the messaging application Slack with its “channels” for various teams made it easier to coordinate the group’s social change projects across 131 countries, said...
  • Capital Lifestyle: #travel: Paragliders Fill Bali's Skies For New World Record
    17 Oct 2016 - More than 100 multi-coloured paragliders filled the sky over Indonesia’s Bali island Sunday, as they set a new world record for the largest number of gliders flying at the same time. They set off from rugged clifftops in the south of the resort island and flew high into the azure sky, floating over the sea, Hindu temples and red-roofed villages. About 120 paragliders took part, more than...
  • Capital Lifestyle: #our2Cents Ep. 102: How Do You Tell If He's Actually Into You?
    14 Oct 2016 - Relationships are a tricky thing. One minute you’re on a romantic date with this intelligent, good looking, kind-hearted soul and the next you’re wondering what exactly went wrong when you don’t hear from him one week later. It’s never really black and white and when you’re new in the dating scene it can get quite confusing but over time you’ll learn to take...
  • Capital Lifestyle: #newmusic: Stella Mwangi Releases “Big Girl” From Upcoming Ep
    14 Oct 2016 - Multi-talented Kenyan-Norwegian artiste Stella Mwangi releases new single BIG GIRL- off her anticipated upcoming self-titled EP, set to drop Friday 21st October 2016. Speaking about her new release, Stella Mwangi says, “BIG GIRL was the first song we made for the EP,” adding, “I am just in a playful mood dancing around the fact that I’m a grown girl and I can now do what I want when I want...
  • Capital Lifestyle: Cider Lovers, Tusker Premium Cider Is Now In The Market
    14 Oct 2016 - Kenya Breweries Limited has launched a new alcoholic beverage, Tusker Premium Cider making it the first locally-produced cider in East Africa and made in Kenya. Tusker Cider is a crisp, premium-crafted drink created from fresh apples containing 4.5% alcohol content and offers a refreshing drinking experience. It is best served chilled. Tusker Premium Cider which is packaged in 500-millilitre...
  • Capital Lifestyle: Dubai's Burj Khalifa Lit Up In Pink For Breast Cancer
    14 Oct 2016 - The facade of the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa in the Gulf emirate of Dubai, was lit up in pink Thursday to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer. The lights will be turned on for the next two days, and then on the same days in the coming weeks, to mark “Pink October”, an annual breast cancer awareness month, said Burj’s developer, Emaar Properties....
  • Capital Lifestyle: Bob Dylan Wins Nobel Prize In Literature For ‘Poetic Expressions
    14 Oct 2016 - The 75-year-old Dylan – who won the prize for “having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition” – now finds himself in the company of Winston Churchill, Thomas Mann and Rudyard Kipling as Nobel laureates. The announcement was met with gasps in Stockholm’s stately Royal Academy hall, followed – unusually – by some laughter....
  • Capital Lifestyle: Final ‘Rogue One’ Trailer Excites ‘Star Wars’ Fans
    14 Oct 2016 - The final trailer for the hotly-anticipated “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” dropped Thursday, giving fans more insight into the beginnings of the saga’s rebel alliance two months ahead of the movie’s release. The first standalone “Star Wars” story, “Rogue One” is set just before “A New Hope” — the original film in the blockbuster...

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