Sugary drinks may cause 184,000 global deaths a year: study

Sugary drinks may cause 184,000 global deaths a year: study

(Washington-AFP) – Sodas and other sugary drinks may cause up to 184,000 deaths a year worldwide, according to a study published Monday in the journal Circulation. Billed as a first, the report analyzed the global risks of death due to diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and cancers linked to the consumption of sugary drinks. Researchers estimated that […]

01.07.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Tourist captures Eiffel Tower engagement and launches search for mystery couple

Tourist captures Eiffel Tower engagement and launches search for mystery couple

(Relaxnews) – An international man — and woman — hunt has been launched for a couple who got engaged at the top of the Eiffel Tower this month. It happened on the summer solstice. As California tourist Jen Hurd Bohn stood waiting in line at the Eiffel Tower, she spotted an intimate moment unfold between a couple […]

01.07.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Offbeat ·
Landmark rulings see US Supreme Court move to the left

Landmark rulings see US Supreme Court move to the left

By Chantal Valery Washington, United States (AFP)  – With four justices appointed by Democratic presidents and five by Republican leaders, the US Supreme Court is generally perceived as being weighted in favor of conservatives. But after two historic rulings in a week supporting progressive causes – legalizing gay marriage across America and upholding President Barack […]

01.07.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
One justice makes big difference in US gay marriage ruling

One justice makes big difference in US gay marriage ruling

By Chantal Valery Washington, United States (AFP)  – He was appointed in the 1980s under the conservative presidency of Ronald Reagan, but Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy has gone on to become perhaps the most important gay rights supporter in the American legal system. The gray-haired 78-year-old cemented that position Friday when he wrote the […]

30.06.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
US: Visa processing back to speed after computer glitch

US: Visa processing back to speed after computer glitch

(Washington-AFP) – US visa processing has returned to full strength after hardware problems, the State Department said Monday, noting that 410,000 visas were issued in a week as officials scrambled to clear a huge backlog. Deputy spokesman Mark Toner said the State Department does “regret the inconvenience to travelers who are waiting for visas as […]

30.06.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, U.S. News ·
Apple Music, tech giant’s streaming service, goes live

Apple Music, tech giant’s streaming service, goes live

(New York-AFP) – Apple Music, the tech giant’s new streaming service, went live Tuesday as the company behind iTunes looks to dominate the fast-growing sector. The new service began with the launch of Beats 1, an international radio station that will feature shows by high-profile artist hosts, and offered streaming — for the first time […]

30.06.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Music, Online, Science & Technology ·
Brazilian city outlaws foie gras — and renews debate

Brazilian city outlaws foie gras — and renews debate

(Relaxnews) – Brazil’s most populous city Sao Paulo has become the latest destination to deem foie gras unethical, last week passing a new law banning its sale and production — and renewing worldwide debate on the controversial duck and goose liver. While Britain, Germany, Italy and Argentina have banned the production of the French delicacy, […]

30.06.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
Trailer released for ‘Secret in their Eyes’ featuring Julia Roberts, Nicole Kidman and Chiwetel Ejiofor

Trailer released for ‘Secret in their Eyes’ featuring Julia Roberts, Nicole Kidman and Chiwetel Ejiofor

(Relaxnews) – On Tuesday June 30, STX Entertainment released the first trailer for “Secret in their Eyes.” Based on the Argentinean director Juan José Campanella’s “El secreto de sus ojos,” “Secret in their Eyes” is a revenge thriller written and directed by Billy Ray. The recently-released trailer reveals three law enforcement officials — played by […]

30.06.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Mariel not jealous of Maria Ozawa

Mariel not jealous of Maria Ozawa

Mariel Rodriguez has no problem with Robin Padilla reportedly working soon with adult movie star Maria Ozawa. The Japanese actress recently visited the country and did radio guesting and photo shoot for a magazine. “Kasi hindi naman sila gagawa ng porn,” she quipped in an interview during a taping break for “Happy Wife, Happy Life.” […]

30.06.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
California moves closer to stricter vaccinations rules

California moves closer to stricter vaccinations rules

Los Angeles, United States (AFP) – California’s lawmakers moved closer to tightening exemptions for vaccinations, following last month’s outbreak of measles and the ensuing outcry over the issue across the country. The state’s general assembly approved Thursday a bill that would require all children to be immunized before entering kindergarten unless they had a medical […]

30.06.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
US gay marriage ruling unleashes debate in Russia

US gay marriage ruling unleashes debate in Russia

By Anna Smolchenko Moscow, Russia  – The US Supreme Court’s move to legalize gay marriages triggered heated debate in Russia on Sunday, with one MP saying Facebook should be blocked while a senator urged the adoption of the US army’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy. In a show of support for the US Supreme Court’s […]

30.06.2015 · Filled under: World News ·
Japan may consider South China Sea patrols: AFP

Japan may consider South China Sea patrols: AFP

Tokyo, Japan (AFP)   – Japan’s military may join US forces on patrol in the South China Sea, the nation’s top uniformed officer said in an interview published Thursday, as Tokyo seeks a greater security role. China’s recent moves to build artificial islands have created “very serious potential concerns” for Japan, Katsutoshi Kawano, chief of […]

30.06.2015 · Filled under: Asian News ·
Marcos to Aquino: Don’t use friendship as basis for next PNP chief

Marcos to Aquino: Don’t use friendship as basis for next PNP chief

MANILA.   (Mabuhay) – Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. said a transparent selection body should choose the next Philippine National Police (PNP) chief. Marcos said President Benigno Aquino III should go beyond friendship, like what he did by appointing former Director General Alan Purisima. “This way, friends of the President will not bump off those who […]

30.06.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Mikael Daez: No deadline for settling down

Mikael Daez: No deadline for settling down

Kapuso actor Mikael Daez is still taking his sweet time before he settles down. When he first entered showbiz, Mikael talked about wanting to get married at 25. Now that he’s 27 years old, he says he has no plans of leaving his bachelor days behind. “Siyempre things change at kailangan marunong ka mag-adjust. Kasi […]

30.06.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Could a glass of New Zealand blackcurrant juice keep your brain healthy?

Could a glass of New Zealand blackcurrant juice keep your brain healthy?

(Relaxnews) – A new study has shown that a variety of New Zealand blackcurrant called ‘Blackadder’ has qualities that can regulate the concentration of serotonin and dopamine in the brain. It could thus be used to fight against Parkinson’s, stress, anxiety and even depression. To keep up with the trend in functional foods, the pharmaceutical […]

29.06.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
PHL hits back at China: It’s not our fault that other countries support us

PHL hits back at China: It’s not our fault that other countries support us

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Malacañang on Friday hit back at China after Beijing’s accusation that the Philippines is trying to “rope in” other non-claimant countries in the dispute over resource-rich parts of the South China Sea. “We cannot be faulted if other countries have lauded the approach that we have decided to take in resolving this […]

29.06.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Zsa Zsa wants to marry boyfriend Conrad

Zsa Zsa wants to marry boyfriend Conrad

Singer Zsa Zsa Padilla admitted that she is still looking forward to marrying her boyfriend, architect Conrad Onglao. “He wants [to get married]. Yeah, I would want that also,” she said. Padilla, who already received a “promise ring” from Onglao, shared that she is already living with the architect and his children from his previous […]

29.06.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Obama warns racist legacy still haunts US

Obama warns racist legacy still haunts US

Washington, United States (AFP)   – US President Barack Obama underlined the depth of his frustration over American’s ongoing battle with racism Monday, employing the racially-charged “N-word” in a radio interview to underline a point. Obama made his remarks to “WTF with Marc Maron” as the nation was struggling to comprehend the murders last week […]

29.06.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
New York Conference promotes PHL as premier investment destination

New York Conference promotes PHL as premier investment destination

WASHINGTON, DC  – Investments in people, infrastructure and reforms have transformed the Philippines into a prime destination for foreign capital in recent years, according to Philippine Finance Secretary Cesar V. Purisima, who was one of the keynote speakers at the Economic Briefing and Investment Conference held on 26 June 2015 at Goldman Sachs in New […]

29.06.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
Favorite casino in America survey results announced today revealing top resort/casino in US

Favorite casino in America survey results announced today revealing top resort/casino in US

Not in Las Vegas or Other Established Gaming/Resort City – Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, California is the favorite United States casino, according to a nationwide poll by 10Best.com, part of USA TODAY Travel, that ended Monday, June 22. The Native American owned and operated resort/casino claims the top spot after four weeks of voting by […]

29.06.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Local News ·