McCain suggests US ‘losing’ against IS

McCain suggests US ‘losing’ against IS

Washington, United States (AFP)   – US Senator John McCain blasted the military strategy against the Islamic State group Tuesday, suggesting the United States was “losing” the fight and criticizing the pace of training for Syrian rebels. Several lawmakers including McCain, the 2008 Republican presidential nominee, grilled Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and the military’s top […]

10.07.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
US-Cuba thaw ends continent’s polarization: Vatican

US-Cuba thaw ends continent’s polarization: Vatican

Vatican City, Holy See (AFP) – The re-establishment of US-Cuban diplomatic ties ends the Cold War on the American continent and lifts an “ideological barrier,” the Vatican’s chief diplomat said Friday. In an interview with the Roman Catholic Italian daily Avvenire, Paul Gallagher, a British archbishop who is the Vatican’s de facto foreign minister, said […]

10.07.2015 · Filled under: World News ·
China needs long-range strategic bomber: state media

China needs long-range strategic bomber: state media

Beijing, China (AFP)   – China needs to develop a long-range strategic bomber to strike adversaries farther away from its coast in the event of conflict, state media reported Tuesday, quoting defence experts. Beijing has been steadily beefing up its military through years of double-digit increases in defense spending, rapidly expanding its naval power, commissioning […]

10.07.2015 · Filled under: World News ·
WHO needs urgent change to tackle health crises: experts

WHO needs urgent change to tackle health crises: experts

London, United Kingdom (AFP)    – The World Health Organization (WHO) is unprepared to deal with crises like the Ebola outbreak and requires fundamental change, supported by an increase in funding, experts warned Tuesday. More than 11,000 people have died from the highly infectious Ebola virus in the past 18 months, most of them in […]

10.07.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, World News ·
New teaser for ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2′

New teaser for ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2′

(Relaxnews) – The official site of the upcoming fourth installment in the “Hunger Games” movie series released a new teaser on Wednesday. Jennifer Lawrence will once again play the heroine, Katniss, who will finally confront the president of Panam, Mr. Snow (Donald Sutherland), whose attempts to destroy her have only increased in ferocity and frequency. […]

09.07.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online ·
Football: Superstar Ronaldo meets near-nude clone in Tokyo

Football: Superstar Ronaldo meets near-nude clone in Tokyo

(Tokyo, Japan-AFP) – Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo came face to face with a scantily clad life-size double on Wednesday when Japanese scientists unveiled a “cyber clone” of the Portuguese pin-up. The 30-year-old, who was in Tokyo to promote an electric muscle stimulator for sculpting a washboard stomach, gave the thumbs-up to the doppelganger with […]

Omega-3 breakthrough could help fish farms: UK scientists

Omega-3 breakthrough could help fish farms: UK scientists

London (AFP)-AFP) – Omega-3 fish oils can be grown in fields using genetically modified oilseed crops, British researchers said as they released trial results this week. The discovery could, subject to further research, eventually mean the creation of a more sustainable supply of fish oil for fish farms, which need them to nurture their produce. […]

09.07.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
GrabCar becomes Philippines’ first authorised ride-sharing app

GrabCar becomes Philippines’ first authorised ride-sharing app

(Manila-AFP) – Philippine transport authorities authorised GrabCar as the first company to operate under new rules governing ride-sharing apps, state and company officials said Wednesday. Singapore-based GrabCar got the jump on US rival Uber which is still submitting documents to comply with the Philippines’ new regulations, said Mary Ann Salada, spokeswoman of the government’s land […]

09.07.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Destinations, Home & Garden, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
Europe reacts to US ban on trans fats

Europe reacts to US ban on trans fats

(Relaxnews) – The European society of cardiology (ESC) issued a welcoming statement in response to the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) recent ban on trans fats on Wednesday. “The European society of cardiology welcomes FDA decision to ban industrial trans fats,” reads the statement. The FDA will phase out the use of trans fats […]

09.07.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
Clinton blames Republican ‘attacks’ for image slump

Clinton blames Republican ‘attacks’ for image slump

Washington, United States (AFP)   – Hillary Clinton accused Republicans Tuesday of waging a “constant barrage of attacks” on her and blamed them for whipping up doubts about her trustworthiness over an email scandal that threatens her White House ambitions. The 2016 Democratic presidential frontrunner said the issue of her private email account and personal […]

09.07.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Joseph Gelito: Channeling Kapitan Tiyago

Joseph Gelito: Channeling Kapitan Tiyago

By Nimfa U. Rueda At a time when the use of digital technology are hampering people’s attention spans, entertainer Joseph Gelito has had to be very creative with his stage antics. He dazzles his audiences with killer punchlines and sizzling one-liners. His comedy shticks with drag queens are outrageous. This Saturday, he will embark into […]

08.07.2015 · Filled under: Art, Books, Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Happenings ·
Elodie Yung to star in Netflix series ‘Marvel’s Daredevil’

Elodie Yung to star in Netflix series ‘Marvel’s Daredevil’

(Relaxnews) – In the second major casting announcement in one month for “Marvel’s Daredevil,” Elodie Yung is to play Elektra. It’s for season two of the series, which is to release on Netflix in 2016, according to Deadline Hollywood. Yung’s resume includes “GI Joe: Retaliation,” and “District 13″ and “Ultimatum.” As a castmember of “Marvel’s Daredevil” […]

08.07.2015 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, International Stars ·
Carnival gets US approval for cruises to Cuba

Carnival gets US approval for cruises to Cuba

(Miami-AFP) – Carnival Corporation, the world’s biggest travel and leisure firm, plans to launch cruises to Cuba in May, following the historic thaw between the communist nation and the United States. The US Treasury Department and Commerce Department granted the company approval for the plans, Carnival announced Tuesday, though it has yet to receive Cuban […]

08.07.2015 · Filled under: Destinations ·
Kyoto named world’s best city 2015 by Travel + Leisure magazine

Kyoto named world’s best city 2015 by Travel + Leisure magazine

(Relaxnews) – For the second year in a row, Kyoto, Japan — a city that could be described as the antithesis to the bustling energy of Tokyo — has been voted the world’s best city by readers of Travel + Leisure magazine. After compiling the scores from its affluent and well-traveled readers, the American travel […]

08.07.2015 · Filled under: Destinations ·
Greek crisis threatening olive oil, honey and wine supplies

Greek crisis threatening olive oil, honey and wine supplies

(Relaxnews) – You might want to savor that bottle of extra virgin Greek olive oil if the financial crisis in Greece takes a turn for the worse. Because the political fallout is now threatening to spill over to the food supply chain, reports The Independent, and disrupt the flow of beloved exports like olive oil and […]

08.07.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Dolce & Gabbana launches new fall makeup collection

Dolce & Gabbana launches new fall makeup collection

(Relaxnews) – Dolce & Gabbana has launched its fall makeup collection, inspired by the AW15 catwalk. The Italian fashion house has based the “#dglovesfall” beauty series around duos of pinks and reds, joined by warm, enveloping shades of brown and natural golden hues. It also features splashes of brighter and more vivid colors such as […]

08.07.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Lifestyle ·
US 2016 hopeful Rubio vows to spur innovation

US 2016 hopeful Rubio vows to spur innovation

Chicago, United States (AFP)   – White House hopeful Marco Rubio vowed to spur innovation and economic growth with sweeping tax cuts and reforms to higher education and immigration in a speech at a Chicago technology hub Tuesday. The Florida senator, who is currently polling in fourth place in a crowded field of candidates jostling […]

08.07.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Dingdong, Marian expecting a baby girl

Dingdong, Marian expecting a baby girl

MANILA (Mabuhay) — DINGDONG Dantes and Marian Rivera are expecting a baby girl. This was revealed by Dantes himself on his Instagram account. He posted a photo of two pink bibs with the caption, “Pretty soon, we will have to make a decision on what she should wear first.” Few minutes later, the actor shared […]

08.07.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Malacañang welcomes survey results on greater public satisfaction with Aquino administration

Malacañang welcomes survey results on greater public satisfaction with Aquino administration

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Palace on Tuesday welcomed the results of the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey showing greater public satisfaction with President Benigno S. Aquino III’s administration. In a statement, Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda said the latest installment of findings from the Second Quarter 2015 SWS Survey showed that public satisfaction with the […]

08.07.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
ConGen general welcomes partnership with LMU and teach in PHL

ConGen general welcomes partnership with LMU and teach in PHL

Los Angeles – PHL Consul General Leo Herrera-Lim welcomed the Loyola Marymount University School of Education (LMU-SOE)  headed by Dean Shane Martin and in partnership with Teach for the Philippines led by Chairman and Founder Elizabeth Eder Zobel de Ayala in Los Angeles on 24 June 2015. The partnership between LMU’s Teach for America program and Teach for […]

08.07.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·