For dating apps in Asia, love by numbers or chaperone

For dating apps in Asia, love by numbers or chaperone

(Hong Kong (AFP)-AFP) – Move over Tinder — a crop of dating apps in smartphone-addicted Asia is offering to recruit friends for group dates or send along a chaperone to steer the course of romance. While dating apps developed in the West encourage one-on-one, often no-strings-attached meetings, many in Asia are as much about old-school […]

30.07.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Health & Fitness, Lifestyle, Science & Technology ·
Trump surge among Republican voters shows no sign of abating

Trump surge among Republican voters shows no sign of abating

Washington, United States (AFP)   – Donald Trump’s wild ride to the front of the Republican presidential field showed no signs of abating Sunday, with a new poll showing him with a big lead in a key early primary state. The NBC/Marist poll had the trash-talking billionaire with a seven point lead in New Hampshire […]

29.07.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
‘Black-ish’ creator to remake ‘Shaft’

‘Black-ish’ creator to remake ‘Shaft’

(Relaxnews) – Scriptwriters Kenya Barris and Alex Barnow have been tapped to pen New Line Cinema’s upcoming remake of “Shaft.” John Davis, who is at work on the upcoming “Man from UNCLE” remake, and Ira Napoliello are to produce the film. The original 1971 “Shaft” film tells the story of a private detective named John […]

29.07.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
New York’s fifth Diner en blanc draws 5,000 riverside

New York’s fifth Diner en blanc draws 5,000 riverside

(New York-AFP) – Some 5,000 foodies and fashionistas gathered late Tuesday on the banks of the Hudson River in New York for the fifth edition of the “Diner en blanc” (Dinner in White). Organizers of the pop-up picnic where attendees dress to the nines entirely in white chose the huge Pier 26 structure this time […]

29.07.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining ·
Scientists identify the taste of fat as sixth taste

Scientists identify the taste of fat as sixth taste

(Relaxnews) – A group of US scientists believes that fat deserves to be called the sixth taste and have even invented a new name for it: oleogustus. After sweet, sour, salty and bitter, as well as the most recently acknowledged flavor profile on the palate, umami, scientists from Purdue University in Indiana have published a […]

29.07.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Charleston eatery serving southern cuisine tops list of US dining spots with local, sustainable ethos

Charleston eatery serving southern cuisine tops list of US dining spots with local, sustainable ethos

(Relaxnews) – Charleston dining institution Husk, which serves distinctly Southern dishes, has been named the shining example of American cuisine in a list of top 100 restaurants that curates the best in local, regional, and sustainable dining. In the second edition of the “2015 Fresh List” prepared by restaurant rating system Opinionated About Dining, Husk […]

29.07.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
The Internet of things to total 38 billion devices by 2020

The Internet of things to total 38 billion devices by 2020

(Relaxnews) – There are already more than two connected or smart devices accessing the web for every person on the planet but this is very much just the beginning. According to new data from Juniper Research, the Internet of Things (IoT) may well still be in a nascent stage as far as consumers are concerned, […]

29.07.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Destinations, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Daniel Matsunaga signs exclusive contract with ABS-CBN

Daniel Matsunaga signs exclusive contract with ABS-CBN

Daniel Matsunaga is now an exclusive ABS-CBN talent. The “Pinoy Big Brother” winner signed the contract on Friday with executives of the network – ABS-CBN TV Production head Laurenti Dyogi, ABS-CBN Free TV head Cory Vidanes, ABS-CBN president and CEO Charo Santos-Concio, and chief financial officer Aldrin Cerrado. Matsunaga, 26, will top-bill a TV series […]

29.07.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Aquino vows additional equipment for AFP

Aquino vows additional equipment for AFP

MANILA (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III on Monday pledged to provide more new equipment for the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), as part of his administration’s effort to modernize the military. During his final State of the Nation Address (SONA) before Congress, Aquino recalled how the AFP only had limited capabilities before he […]

29.07.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Clinton pledges to be America’s renewable energy president

Clinton pledges to be America’s renewable energy president

Washington, United States (AFP)  – Hillary Clinton laid out ambitious plans Monday to invest in solar and other renewable energy if elected US president, drawing a contrast with her fossil fuel-loving Republican rivals. “We will make America the world’s clean energy superpower,” she declared at a campaign event in Des Moines, Iowa, unveiling highlights of […]

29.07.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Food Network star Katie Lee shares her recipe for strawberry brownie cake

Food Network star Katie Lee shares her recipe for strawberry brownie cake

(Relaxnews) – You could call Katie Lee the younger version of Ina Garten, with her shingled, beach house in the Hamptons, love of all things French, and penchant for throwing easy, breezy summer soirees in her elegant garden. This summer Lee shares some of the recipes that make recurring appearances in her kitchen and backyard patio […]

2014 unemployment rate is PHL’s lowest in a decade: Aquino

2014 unemployment rate is PHL’s lowest in a decade: Aquino

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Philippines had its lowest unemployment rate in the past decade at 6.8 percent last year, President Benigno Aquino III said Monday in his sixth and last State of the Nation Address (SONA). Aquino said his administration has generated jobs for Filipinos locally, resulting in a decrease of overseas workers from 9.51 […]

28.07.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Data analyses back Sanofi dengue vaccine: study

Data analyses back Sanofi dengue vaccine: study

(Washington, United States-AFP) – A dengue vaccine candidate by French drugmaker Sanofi protects more than three quarters of participants, an analysis found Monday. The experimental drug allowed 80.8 percent of children aged nine and older to avoid hospitalization, according to three trials analyzed by the New England Journal of Medicine. For younger children, those less […]

28.07.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Science & Technology ·
Samsung expected to unveil latest iteration of flagship phablet next month

Samsung expected to unveil latest iteration of flagship phablet next month

(Relaxnews) – Samsung is expected to unveil its new Galaxy Note 5 phablet at a press conference next month in New York. Though the South Korean tech giant, like other companies, normally uses the consumer electronics show IFA in Berlin as a launchpad for new products, this year Samsung announced plans to hold a separate […]

28.07.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Gerphil gears up for big project with David Foster

Gerphil gears up for big project with David Foster

It seems international composer and producer David Foster is indeed keeping his promise to “Asia’s Got Talent” contestant Gerphil Flores. During her stint on “Asia’s Got Talent,” Foster promised Flores, who finished third, “global fame.” “I promise you, I promise you, the world is going to know about you. That’s a promise,” Foster, who mentored […]

28.07.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, International Stars, Music ·
Olympics: IOC ‘confident’ of strong new US bid after Boston quits

Olympics: IOC ‘confident’ of strong new US bid after Boston quits

(Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia-AFP) – The International Olympic Committee said Tuesday it was “confident” the US would find a “strong candidate” to host the 2024 Summer Games, despite Boston pulling out of the contest shortly before a mid-September nomination deadline. “We are confident that the US will make the right choice and that they can still […]

28.07.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Sports & Recreation ·
Passenger subdued after arson attempt on Chinese plane: reports

Passenger subdued after arson attempt on Chinese plane: reports

Beijing, China (AFP)   – A man who tried to set fire to the cabin of a plane with more than 100 people aboard as it was landing in southern China early Sunday was overpowered by fellow passengers and crew, reports said. Two of the 95 passengers suffered injuries and were taken to hospital and the […]

28.07.2015 · Filled under: Asian News ·
Toyota falls behind VW in world’s biggest automaker race

Toyota falls behind VW in world’s biggest automaker race

(Tokyo, Japan-AFP) – Toyota has fallen behind Volkswagen in the race for the world’s biggest automaker title, figures showed Tuesday, as the German giant outsold its Japanese rival in the first half of the year. Toyota said it sold 5.02 million vehicles worldwide between January and June, falling below earlier figures from Volkswagen of 5.04 […]

28.07.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Jake Gyllenhaal and Naomi Watts drama to open Toronto International Film Festival

Jake Gyllenhaal and Naomi Watts drama to open Toronto International Film Festival

(Relaxnews) – A film starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Naomi Watts and Chris Cooper that tells the story of a man trying to deal with his wife’s untimely death has been chosen to open the 40th edition of the Toronto International Film Festival. Details of the festival were released Tuesday, including the first round of titles to […]

28.07.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Sri Lanka ties with Google for Internet beamed from balloons

Sri Lanka ties with Google for Internet beamed from balloons

(Colombo, Sri Lanka-AFP) – Sri Lanka teamed up on Tuesday with Google to bring high-speed Internet access to the island using balloons, aiming to become the first country in the region with complete coverage. Foreign minister Mangala Samaraweera said officials signed an agreement with Google in the capital Colombo to launch the helium-filled, high-tech balloons […]

28.07.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·