Capital Lifestyle

  • Capital Lifestyle: Rockbern Coffee To Attain Global Certification In Food Safety
    01 Oct 2016 - Rockbern Coffee is set to be the first local processing plant to acquire the Food Safety System Certification (FSSC 22000) in November, cementing their repute in the coffee ecosystem. The company has invested 3 million US dollars in a new roasting facility in Ruiru that includes a state of the art coffee roasting machines and a Barista academy which will be unveiled in a week’s time. The...
  • Capital Lifestyle: France Fines Top Model Agencies For Price Fixing
    30 Sep 2016 - Some of the world’s top modelling agencies were hit Thursday with a 2.4-million euro fine ($2.7-million) for price fixing by French competition authorities. Elite, IMG and Next — who have some of the biggest catwalk stars including Gigi Hadid, Kate Moss and Karlie Kloss on their books — actively “distorted the basis for commercial negotiations and created obstacles to...
  • Capital Lifestyle: Fears Of Ageing May Cause Earlier Death, Says Un
    30 Sep 2016 - Being afraid of growing old may shorten your life, the UN health agency said Thursday, as new data highlighted the widespread prevalence of ageist attitudes worldwide. In a first-of-its-kind survey released by the World Health Organization, 60 percent of respondents said they believed older people “were not respected.” Attitudes towards older people were more negative in richer...
  • Capital Lifestyle: 13 Questions To Figure Out If He's The One
    30 Sep 2016 - by Carmen Harra Ponder the answers to these 13 questions to discover your partner’s true place in your life and reveal if they’re really the one … We meet someone special and we radiate joy … We can’t help it – the prospect of a brand new relationship leaves us brimming with excitement. Yet we hesitate, we don’t want to waste time and energy on the wrong person. We want to know...
  • Capital Lifestyle: Burkini Debate Distant In Turkey As Islamic Fashion Booms
    30 Sep 2016 - The model adjusts her clothing, stares at the camera with a hint of a smile, holds her head high and the photographer starts snapping. But at this photoshoot on the Asian side of Istanbul, the models, impeccably made up, sport no body-hugging Western styles. All wear headscarves and loose fitting outfits in a shoot for one of the industry’s fast growing sectors — modest but trendy...
  • Capital Lifestyle: Our2Cents Ep. 100: Celebrating 100 Episodes In The Pristine Maldives!
    30 Sep 2016 - We made it! Our2Cents is celebrating their 100 episode milestone today! From sharing opinions, to bringing viewers along their travels, to learning how to speak Cantonese, to tips on how to avoid the Shit Squad, and to sampling new foods; your quirky hosts Sharon Mundia and Susan Wong have thoroughly enjoyed entertaining their growing family of viewers. In celebration of this incredible milestone...
  • Capital Lifestyle: Dutch Sex Workers Take Charge Of Their Own Business
    30 Sep 2016 - Amsterdam sex workers on Thursday launched a project described as unique in Europe — a brothel run by prostitutes by themselves with no exploitation, thanks to financing from a social investment fund. “Today we are witnessing a breakthrough in the empowerment of sex workers. It is a dream come true,” said spokesman Richard Bouwman. The project due to open in May 2017, is “...
  • Capital Lifestyle: Lady Gaga To Headline Super Bowl Halftime Show
    30 Sep 2016 - Pop diva Lady Gaga will headline the halftime show at Super Bowl LI in Houston in February. Giving a nod to her latest single “Perfect Illusion,” she wrote on Twitter: “It’s not an illusion. The rumors are true. This year’s Super Bowl goes Gaga!” After the six-time Grammy winner broke the news, organizers promised in a release posted on NFL.com that the...
  • Capital Lifestyle: Miley Cyrus Fills In For Ellen Degeneres
    29 Sep 2016 - Miley Cyrus joked she “kissed a girl” as preparation for standing in for Ellen DeGeneres. The 23-year-old actress stepped in to front the 58-year-old presenter’s daytime talk show after she fell ill and joked she had tried to be as much like the comic – who is married to Portia di Rossi – as possible in preparation for the gig. She said: “I know all of you came...
  • Capital Lifestyle: Lupita Nyong’O Discusses Career Deal Breakers
    29 Sep 2016 - Lupita Nyong’o and David Oyelowo discussed their career deal breakers during an appearance on ‘Watch What Happens Live’. Lupita Nyong’o would never gain 100lbs for a role. The 33-year-old actress and her ‘Queen of Katwe’ co-star David Oyelowo – who piled on 30lbs to play Martin Luther King Jr. in ‘Selma’ – played a game of ‘Dwheel...
  • Capital Lifestyle: Samsung Eyes Fix After Complaints Of ‘Exploding’ Washers
    29 Sep 2016 - Samsung is in discussions about “potential safety issues” concerning some of its washing machines after a class-action lawsuit complained the appliances were exploding, the company said Wednesday. The news comes after the South Korean electronics giant recalled millions of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones following a series of battery explosions. Samsung is “in active discussions...
  • Capital Lifestyle: The 4 Kinds Of Love You Will Experience
    29 Sep 2016 - by Carmen Harra There exist four types of love relationship, each serving a unique and necessary purpose for our improvement and evolution … There is nothing that can hurt us quite like love … As a psychologist and counsellor for more than 20 years, people have confessed to me every relationship problem on this planet. I’ve witnessed entire boxes of tissues being consumed by tearful...
  • Capital Lifestyle: Painkillers Linked To Heart Failure Says Study
    29 Sep 2016 - Widely used prescription and non-prescription painkillers are associated with an increased risk of hospital admission for heart failure, according to a study released Thursday. The drugs in question are so-called NSAIDs, or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, including several known as COX-2 inhibitors. Many are among the most commonly used drugs to alleviate pain and inflammation, and some...
  • Capital Lifestyle: World's Largest Radio Telescope Starts Operating In China
    29 Sep 2016 - The world’s largest radio telescope began operating in southwestern China Sunday, a project which Beijing says will help humanity search for alien life. The Five-hundred-metre Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST), nestled between hills in the mountainous region of Guizhou, began working around noon, the official Xinhua news agency reported. Built at a cost of 1.2 billion yuan ($180...
  • Capital Lifestyle: Snapchat Introduces Video-Catching Sunglasses
    29 Sep 2016 - Vanishing message service Snapchat announced Saturday it will launch a line of video-catching sunglasses, a spin on Glass eyewear abandoned by Google more than a year ago. The California-based company, which also announced it is changing its name to Snap Inc., said in an online post that its Spectacles will be “available soon,” with media reports pegging the price at $130 a pair....
  • Capital Lifestyle: #travel: Encountering White Lions For The First Time
    28 Sep 2016 - Experience a loving cuddle or feel the breadth of a playful African Lion cub or see prides of white Lions at a 600 hectare wilderness reserve located in Hartebeespoort, Magaliesburg in the Cradle of Humankind area of South Africa. Wildlife is often misunderstood and underestimated by humans. Close encounters with animals often are humbling experiences and what better way to understand wildlife...
  • Capital Lifestyle: In Kenya, Lion Hunters Become Defenders
    28 Sep 2016 - In the Maasai heartland of southern Kenya, some young men have swapped their ancestral role as lion-hunters to instead protect the big cats under a conservation scheme that also aims to help their community. Among them is Leiyio Lengete, a “Moran” — or warrior — who wears a scarlet blanket over his shoulders, a blue one around his hips, and a multitude of fine...
  • Capital Lifestyle: The Mistakes People Make In Marriage
    28 Sep 2016 - Many people do wrong yet they are not aware. Take time to reflect. What kind of a spouse are you? 1. “The Absent one” Do you find yourself spending most of your active time away from home? Do you find yourself desiring to spend less of your time away from your spouse? Have you reduced your marital home into a lodging place where you come late at night only to sleep then leave in the...
  • Capital Lifestyle: Scotch Whisky Registered As A Trade Mark In Taiwan
    28 Sep 2016 - In a major legal breakthrough, Scotch Whisky has been registered as a certification trade mark in Taiwan, giving consumers and the industry better protection against fakes. Taiwan is the fourth biggest market for Scotch by value with exports worth £75 million in the first six months of the year. Consumers are knowledgeable about Scotch and willing to try out new brands. It is the third biggest...
  • Capital Lifestyle: Beyonce, Bieber Lead Mtv Europe Nods
    28 Sep 2016 - Pop chart-toppers Beyonce and Justin Bieber on Tuesday led nominations for the MTV Europe Music Awards, with Danish newcomers Lukas Graham also among top contenders. The Europe Music Awards, which will take place on November 6 in Rotterdam, are held each year in a different location as the entertainment network highlights international acts and fans. Beyonce — who dominated MTV’s...
  • Capital Lifestyle: #tech: Hate Standing In Line? Japan Now Has Self-Driving Chairs
    28 Sep 2016 - Hate standing in line at your favourite restaurant? Japanese carmaker Nissan claims to have just the thing for those sore legs. A company video released Tuesday re-enacts a busy restaurant with patrons waiting outside. They’re all sitting in a row of chairs but they won’t have to stand when the next hungry diner is called to a table. Instead, the chairs — equipped with...
  • Capital Lifestyle: Playboy Features First Muslim Woman In Hijab
    28 Sep 2016 - Playboy magazine, once famous for bunnies and soft porn, for the first time is featuring a Muslim woman wearing a hijab, in a spread that is drawing both praise and criticism. American journalist Noor Tagouri appears in the magazine’s October “Renegades” edition, a series that focuses on men and women “who risked it all — even their lives — to do what they love...
  • Capital Lifestyle: US Hacker Pleads Guilty To Stealing Nude Celebrity Photos
    28 Sep 2016 - A Chicago hacker who stole nude photos from the accounts of at least 30 celebrities pleaded guilty Tuesday in US federal court. Under a plea agreement with prosecutors, Edward Majerczyk admitted to one count of “unauthorized access to a protected computer to obtain information.” Prosecutors agreed to ask for a reduced sentence of nine months in prison. The charge carried a maximum...
  • Capital Lifestyle: Vaccarello Goes Hell For Leather At Saint Laurent
    28 Sep 2016 - Anthony Vaccarello made his name with unfeasibly small and sexy dresses, and in his hugely anticipated debut for Saint Laurent late Tuesday at Paris fashion week, the Belgian designer kept his nose clean and his skirts short. If the directors of the iconic French brand, whose profits had rocketed to record levels under Hedi Slimane, were worried his replacement might rip up the magic formula,...
  • Capital Lifestyle: Lake Victoria A ‘Thunderstorm Hotspot’ With Climate Change
    28 Sep 2016 - Climate change could transform East Africa’s Lake Victoria into a dangerous thunderstorm hotspot, threatening some 200,000 fishermen who ply its waters at night, according to a study released Tuesday. Already some 3,000 to 5,000 fishermen lose their lives in violent storms on the lake every year, according to the International Red Cross. Superstorms that only occur once every 15 years today...
  • Capital Lifestyle: Springsteen Reveals Father's Ghost, Depression In Memoir
    27 Sep 2016 - When Bruce Springsteen’s first marriage fell apart, the rock legend — a multimillionaire about to turn 40 — received a surprise offer: his father asked him to move back temporarily into their tiny home. “The old man finally wanted me around the house,” Springsteen, who ultimately declined the invitation, writes in his new memoir, “Born to Run.”...
  • Capital Lifestyle: Kenya's Best Bartender Competes For World Class 2016 Title In Miami
    27 Sep 2016 - Kenya’s best bartenders whipped-up their best cocktails tomorrow back in May at the Diageo Reserve World Class Bartender of the Year 2016 Kenyan Final held at Villa Rosa Kempinski where Artcaffe Group’s Samia Joan topped the field of competitors. Held in Miami from 26th to 27th of September, 2016, the Global Finals will see Kenyan representative Samia compete for the coveted honour and Michito...
  • Capital Lifestyle: 10 Things Women Think About But Won’T Tell Their Partner
    27 Sep 2016 - by Carly Spindel There are so many things we would tell our partners – but don’t because we care about them and don’t want to hurt their feelings … Women are always thinking; it’s in our nature… We overthink and we can’t help it. There are so many things we would tell our partners – but don’t, because we care about them and don’t want to hurt their feelings....
  • Capital Lifestyle: Bobby Brown Wants Nick Gordon To Face Criminal Charges
    27 Sep 2016 - Bobby Brown has received a “bit of calmness” after Nick Gordon was deemed legally responsible for the death of his daughter Bobbi Christina Brown, but he now wants him to face criminal charges. Bobby Brown still hopes Nick Gordon faces criminal charges over the death of Bobbi Christina Brown. The ‘Two Can Play That Game’ singer has received a “bit of calmness”...
  • Capital Lifestyle: Drake Follows Blockbuster Album With Film
    27 Sep 2016 - Drake, the Toronto rapper whose latest album “Views” has topped this year’s charts, followed his success Monday with a film set to the music. Entitled “Please Forgive Me,” the 21-minute movie was shot in the South African township of Soweto and features tracks from “Views.” “Please Forgive Me” starts with a wealthy man offering Drake’s...

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