London tops Global Destinations ranking for 2015

London tops Global Destinations ranking for 2015

(Relaxnews) – The UK capital is to receive 18.82 million international visitors in 2015, according to a Global Destination Cities Index compiled by financial services company MasterCard. Bangkok will received 18.24 million overnight visitors, the ranking predicts, with Paris in 3rd place with 16.06 million. Dubai follows with 14.26m visitors and Turkish capital Istanbul stands […]

03.06.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Online, Videos ·
US to issue new Elvis stamp

US to issue new Elvis stamp

(New York-AFP) – The US Postal Service on Wednesday announced a new stamp of Elvis Presley, two decades after a first version depicting “The King” caused a sensation. The Postal Service is returning to Elvis as part of its Music Icon Series launched in 2013, which has included stamps featuring Ray Charles, Jimi Hendrix, Janis […]

03.06.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Hollywood Stars, Home & Garden, Music ·
How mobile is putting sports fans at the centre of the action

How mobile is putting sports fans at the centre of the action

(Relaxnews) – For its annual Mobility Report published Wednesday, Ericsson has drilled down on data generated by sporting events to understand the role mobile is playing in fans’ lives. And the findings show that smartphones are becoming an integral element of the spectator experience. This is particularly true of soccer. Based on network volumes, the […]

Public Utilities Commission has option to fix broken residential rate structure

Public Utilities Commission has option to fix broken residential rate structure

An alternate proposed decision would continue unfair rates By Lauren Bartlett Southern California Edison Residential customers living in high-temperature areas would receive long-overdue relief from punitive high electric rates under a proposed decision that is being considered by the California Public Utilities Commission, but an alternate would continue unfair rates for those customers. “High-usage customers who have little alternative to […]

03.06.2015 · Filled under: Services ·
Hackers steal personal data from US tax agency IRS

Hackers steal personal data from US tax agency IRS

Washington, United States (AFP)  – Hackers stole information on 100,000 taxpayers from the online computers of the US Internal Revenue Service, the federal tax agency said Tuesday. The IRS said the unidentified cyber thieves used information on the specific taxpayers from sources outside the agency to access the accounts, which included crucial identifying information such […]

03.06.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
PHL’ famed rice terraces face modern threats

PHL’ famed rice terraces face modern threats

By Karl Malakunas Mayoyao, Philippines | AFP |  – It is fiesta time in the famed rice terraces of the northern Philippines, and young men in colourful tribal clothing pound ancient rhythms on brass gongs as wild boars squeal ahead of slaughter. The annual festivals, held in remote mountain communities after the planting of the […]

03.06.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Kris Aquino and LBC team up to connect overseas Filipinos

Kris Aquino and LBC team up to connect overseas Filipinos

LBC Express, Inc.,  the leading courier service, logistics, and money remittance provider in the Philippines, teams up with the Queen of all Media, Kris Aquino, to better help connect overseas Filipinos and their loved ones back home. Aquino was launched as LBC’s first celebrity brand endorser on May 20, 2015 at the Green Sun in Makati. […]

03.06.2015 · Filled under: Filipino Stars, Services ·
A Mediterranean-style diet can lower the risk of death from prostate cancer

A Mediterranean-style diet can lower the risk of death from prostate cancer

(Relaxnews) – According to a new American study, men who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer should favor a diet rich in fruits, vegetables and fibers with less meat and dairy products in order to improve their chances of survival. A team of researchers from the Harvard Public School of Health has discovered that a […]

02.06.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Dior’s New Look on exhibit in Granville

Dior’s New Look on exhibit in Granville

(Relaxnews) – The Musée Christian Dior in Granville (Lower Normandy) will host the “Dior, The New Look Revolution” exhibit from June 6 to November 1, 2015. A perfect time to take a look back at Christian Dior’s 1947 collection, which not only propelled the designer to the summit of couture, but also revolutionized fashion for […]

02.06.2015 · Filled under: Art, Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Lifestyle ·
Manolo Pedrosa maintains focus on career, education

Manolo Pedrosa maintains focus on career, education

Former “Pinoy Big Brother: All In” housemate Manolo Pedrosa is grateful for all the opportunities coming his way, including a regular stint on ABS-CBN’s morning teleserye “Oh My G!” Now, he lands his first movie, “Stars Versus Me” co-starring fellow “PBB” housemate Maris Racal. Manolo has taken his mom’s advice to focus on work and […]

02.06.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Bela Padilla is a Kapamilya once more

Bela Padilla is a Kapamilya once more

ABS-CBN welcomed back actress Bela Padilla on Monday as she officially re-joined the Kapamilya network. In a press conference, Dreamscape introduced Padilla as the leading lady of actor Coco Martin in the upcoming series “Ang Probinsiyano,” which is based on the 1997 Fernando Poe Jr. movie. Padilla, then known as Krista Valle, was part of […]

02.06.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
China deployed artillery in S China Sea: US officials

China deployed artillery in S China Sea: US officials

By Dan De Luce Washington, United States (AFP)  – China recently deployed two artillery pieces on one of its artificial islands in the South China Sea, an unprecedented move that suggests Beijing is trying to extend its military reach in the contested waters, US officials said Friday. The heavy weapons, since removed, posed no security […]

02.06.2015 · Filled under: Asian News ·
New pollution alert closes California beaches

New pollution alert closes California beaches

Los Angeles, United States (AFP)  – Workers scrambled to clean oil pollution along a series of California beaches near Los Angeles on Thursday, barely a week after a huge oil spill further up the coast. An unknown tar-like substance began washing ashore from El Segundo Beach south to Redondo Beach on Wednesday, the Los Angeles […]

01.06.2015 · Filled under: Environment, U.S. News ·
Adaptations bringing Bill Bryson, David Foster Wallace, Macbeth to screen

Adaptations bringing Bill Bryson, David Foster Wallace, Macbeth to screen

(Relaxnews) – Bookworms have several upcoming movies to look forward to, with new trailers out this week revealing Robert Redford as author Bill Bryson and Jason Segel as David Foster Wallace, plus new clips of Michael Fassbender as Macbeth making the rounds following the Cannes Film Festival. “A Walk in the Woods” Based on Bill […]

01.06.2015 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online ·
All types of smoking dangerous for the heart: European Society of Cardiology

All types of smoking dangerous for the heart: European Society of Cardiology

(Relaxnews) – Electronic cigarettes, hookahs and waterpipes are just as bad for you as traditional cigarettes, warns the European Society of Cardiology. “Smoking of all types is still, without any competition, the strongest risk factor for cardiovascular disease. It beats everything,” says ESC prevention spokesperson Dr. Joep Perk on the occasion of World No Tobacco […]

01.06.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Bad weather casts doubt on Solar Impulse 2 Pacific flight

Bad weather casts doubt on Solar Impulse 2 Pacific flight

(Shanghai-AFP) – Solar Impulse 2 was in a holding pattern over the Sea of Japan on Monday as organisers warned that bad weather in the days ahead could block the aircraft’s ambitious bid to cross the Pacific Ocean. The seventh leg of the round-the-world journey was set to take pilot Andre Borschberg, 62, on a […]

01.06.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Environment, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
SCE cautions customers to stay alert against utility bill scam

SCE cautions customers to stay alert against utility bill scam

ROSEMEAD, Calif.,  – Southern California Edison (SCE) continues to advise customers to stay vigilant and learn to protect themselves from a telephone bill scam that demands immediate payment for allegedly past-due electricity bills. It’s getting costlier too since in April, SCE customers lost an estimated $27,000 to phone scams, an increase from $17,000 in March. Recently, an SCE business […]

01.06.2015 · Filled under: Services ·
Amid growing China tensions, Aquino to seek stronger security ties with Japan in state visit

Amid growing China tensions, Aquino to seek stronger security ties with Japan in state visit

MANILA, May 29 (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III will seek stronger security ties with Japan during his state visit to the East Asian nation next week amid China’s increasing efforts to stake its claim on disputed territories in the South China Sea. At a press briefing on Friday, Department of Foreign Affairs Asec. Minda […]

29.05.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Could Bumblebee be getting his own Transformers movie?

Could Bumblebee be getting his own Transformers movie?

(Relaxnews) – Plans are afoot to expand the multi-billion-dollar film franchise as much as possible and that could mean giving individual characters spin-off movies as well as prequels and further sequels. According to several publications including The Playlist, Hasbro in particular is very keen for that first spin-off to be centred around Bumblebee, the yellow Chevrolet […]

29.05.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
‘Cruel Intentions’ stars Reese Witherspoon, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Selma Blair reunite at musical version

‘Cruel Intentions’ stars Reese Witherspoon, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Selma Blair reunite at musical version

(Relaxnews) – It’s not just any old high school reunion: stars of 1990s movie “Cruel Intentions,” a sensational tale of teen sex, drugs and private school attended the musical parody and met the actresses who have taken on their original roles. On Thursday, they gathered backstage to give the young actresses, including Katie Stevens from […]

29.05.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Music ·