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News: Dusit Thani Mactan Cebu set to open in late 2018

Dusit International has signed a hotel management agreement with Robinsons Land Corporation, one of the Philippines’ leading real estate companies, to operate the Dusit Thani Mactan Cebu, a five-star resort situated on the northern peninsula of Mactan island.  This resort is slated to open in the fourth quarter of 2018. Positioned to meet the needs of leisure and business travellers alike, the new beachfront resort will comprise 271 well-appointed guest rooms divided between three buildings adjacent to RLC’s AmiSa private residences. Facilities will include a luxury spa, a fully-equipped fitness…

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News: Delta Air Lines to connect Shanghai and Atlanta from July 2018

Delta Air Lines is expanding in Asia with the launch of a new service between Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and Shanghai Pudong International Airport. The new route is expected to start in July 2018. The new Atlanta flight will be Delta’s fourth US gateway to Shanghai, complementing existing service from Detroit, Seattle and Los Angeles. The flight will provide convenient one-stop access to more than 150 destinations in the US and Latin America from Shanghai. In addition, the flight will also provide access to more than 50 destinations in China…

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What the 2018 Pirelli Calendar Says About Race

LONDON — On a muggy afternoon in May, in a heavily guarded studio hidden along a nondescript industrial North London back road, RuPaul, the actor, drag queen and TV personality, was holding court inside a padded box, wearing a resplendent scarlet red ball gown from which oversize playing cards tumbled from the voluminous skirt. Inches away, the actor Djimon Hounsou stood staring, shirtless, sporting a gold crown and pinstripe trousers. Hours earlier, the actress Whoopi Goldberg had mugged for the cameras on that same set in rounded glasses, an oversize…

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Porn ID checks set to start in April 2018

A nine-month countdown to the introduction of compulsory age checks on online pornography seen from the UK has begun. The April 2018 goal to protect under-18s was revealed as digital minister Matt Hancock signed the commencement order for the Digital Economy Act, which introduces the requirement. But details as to how the scheme will work have yet to be finalised. Experts who advised ministers said the targeted date seemed “unrealistic”. The Act also sets out other new laws including punishing the use of bots to snatch up scores of concert…

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UK plans age verification for porn websites from 2018

People in the UK will have to prove they are 18 before being allowed to access pornography websites from next year, the government is to announce. Websites will be legally required to install age verification controls by April 2018 as part of a move to make the internet safer for children. Users may be asked to provide credit card details, as gambling websites do. Companies breaking the rules set out in the Digital Economy Act face being blocked by their internet provider. Under the plans, firms supplying payment and other…

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Joseph Parker visits talkSPORT: The world heavyweight champion on facing Anthony Joshua in 2018, his fight with Hughie Fury and more

Joseph Parker is aiming to rule the heavyweight division Tuesday, July 11, 2017 Joseph Parker has told talkSPORT he is targeting a 2018 showdown with Anthony Joshua. The unbeaten WBO heavyweight champion was a special studio guest on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast on Tuesday and outlined his ambition to take on the British superstar. Joshua holds the WBA, IBF and IBO titles and has won all his 19 fights as a professional, with his latest success a thrilling 11th-round stoppage of Wladimir Klitschko. Asked if he could face Joshua next summer,…

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News: Atmosphere to open new Oblu Maldives property in 2018

Atmosphere Hotels & Resorts is to continue its on-going expansion with the opening of another addition to its Maldives resort portfolio: Oblu Select at Sangeli. Scheduled to open in July next year, the hotel is a new, high quality, four star deluxe resort, located on the desirable Sangeli Island. The secluded paradise is home to one of the best diving and snorkelling locations in the entire Male Atoll. Amid one of the Maldives’ most beautiful islands, the resort has a variety of villas, suites, restaurants and services. It will feature…

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