Solar plane revs up for historic round-the-world flight

Solar plane revs up for historic round-the-world flight

(Abu Dhabi-AFP) – A solar powered plane aims to fly into history on Monday, taking off from Abu Dhabi on a round-the-world odyssey to promote alternative energy. The flight of Solar Impulse 2, whose hoped-for Saturday takeoff had to be put off due to strong winds, will cap 13 years of research and testing by […]

08.03.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Environment, Science & Technology ·
Burger hot on the heels of the ham baguette in France

Burger hot on the heels of the ham baguette in France

(Paris-AFP) – It’s enough to make any self-respecting French gourmet spit out his lunch with disgust: a new report published Thursday showed the French are chomping nearly as many burgers as their cherished ham baguette. The “jambon beurre” (ham and butter), a staple of the French diet for centuries, is fast losing ground in the […]

07.03.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·

Alibaba opens US data center in new challenge to Amazon

San Francisco, United States |  |  – Chinese online giant Alibaba will open a data center in Silicon Valley, it said Wednesday, challenging US rival Amazon in the field of cloud computing. The company’s Aliyun unit, which already competes with AWS (Amazon Web Services) in China, will offer cloud services to US firms in what […]

07.03.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
China free trade zone a bust so far: US business survey

China free trade zone a bust so far: US business survey

Shanghai, China |AFP |   – Nearly three-quarters of American firms in Shanghai say China’s first free trade zone (FTZ) offers them no business benefits almost 18 months after it was established, according to a survey Wednesday. The Chinese commercial hub set up the FTZ in September 2013, promising a range of financial reforms, including […]

07.03.2015 · Filled under: World News ·
RNs welcome Senate Bill 483 to step up public oversight, safety of patients under observation

RNs welcome Senate Bill 483 to step up public oversight, safety of patients under observation

One of the biggest growing and least reported problems in U.S. hospitals – the placement of patients in “observation” status, where they can be held for hours or days with less public oversight and fewer protections – is the theme of a new bill just re-introduced in the California legislature. Senate Bill 483, authored by […]

07.03.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
BB Gandanghari shares slimming secret

BB Gandanghari shares slimming secret

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — Many admire BB Gandanghari for his slim physique, it is as such that, we eagerly asked him how he achieved it. The transgender actor revealed that it took 10 years of hard work to achieve the look. He described his weight loss regimen as an ordeal. Despite the hardship, BB is keeping […]

07.03.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Kris Bernal addresses anorexia rumors

Kris Bernal addresses anorexia rumors

Kris Bernal took to social media to address rumors that she is “too skinny” and “anorexic.” In an Instagram post, Bernal shared that she was born with a naturally skinny frame, adding that she makes an effort “to tone muscles and achieve curves.” “They say I’m too skinny, but this is my body. That’s just […]

06.03.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Cut down on sugar: WHO

Cut down on sugar: WHO

(Relaxnews) – New guidelines from the World Health Organization recommend people of all ages reduce ‘free sugar’ intake to less than 10% of daily energy intakes and warn of the health risks of hidden sweeteners. “We have solid evidence that keeping intake of free sugars to less than 10% of total energy intake reduces the […]

06.03.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Do smartphones make us lazy?

Do smartphones make us lazy?

(Relaxnews) - Having the world at our fingertips diminishes the role of our brains in daily life, according to researchers in Canada. “Decades of research has revealed that humans are eager to avoid expending effort when problem-solving, and it seems likely that people will increasingly use their smartphones as an extended mind,” says lead author Nathaniel […]

06.03.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Pharrell Williams says Marvin Gaye song ‘never entered his head’ when writing ‘Blurred Lines’

Pharrell Williams says Marvin Gaye song ‘never entered his head’ when writing ‘Blurred Lines’

(Relaxnews) – Pharrell Williams has appeared in court to testify in the copyright case with the Marvin Gaye estate over the Robin Thicke hit “Blurred Lines”. The star is embroiled in a legal battle with Gaye’s family, who claim that the track, which he wrote for Thicke, is a rip-off of the 1977 hit “Got […]

06.03.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
‘Dean of documentaries’ Maysles dies at 88: official

‘Dean of documentaries’ Maysles dies at 88: official

(New York-AFP) – Albert Maysles, the pioneering documentary filmmaker who immortalized The Rolling Stones’ infamous 1969 concert at Altamont Speedway, has died, staff at his institute said Friday. He was 88. Maysles, nicknamed the “dean of documentaries” for a series of groundbreaking films over a career spanning several decades, passed away late Thursday, Erika Dilday, […]

06.03.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film ·
Recreate J-Lo’s glittery “Feel the Light” look

Recreate J-Lo’s glittery “Feel the Light” look

(Relaxnews) – Jennifer Lopez has released a sneak peek of her new music video “Feel the Light”… and with it, a brand new beauty look. Star-studded glittery eyes and the longest, most complex looking braid we’ve ever seen are the order of the day here for the stylish singer. In shots posted on her Instagram […]

PHL Consulate opens its doors at new location

PHL Consulate opens its doors at new location

Los Angeles  - The Philippine Consulate General is pleased to announce that we have opened our doors to serve the public at its new location at 3435 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 550, Los Angeles, CA 90010. The change of location, that is four blocks from its present location, is part of a wider effortof the Consulate to deliver better client experience and to enhance […]

06.03.2015 · Filled under: Local News, Services ·
FASO goes Broadway on April 25

FASO goes Broadway on April 25

As a follow up to its very successful “Swing the Night Away!” show late last year, the Filipino American Symphony Orchestra (FASO) goes Broadway on Saturday, April 25, 7 p.m. at the Alex Theatre in Glendale. “This will be a thrilling show since it will be the first time that FASO will perform an entire […]

06.03.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Happenings, Music ·
Jessie Usher to follow in Will Smith’s footsteps in ‘Independence Day 2′

Jessie Usher to follow in Will Smith’s footsteps in ‘Independence Day 2′

(Relaxnews) – The young American actor will play the son of Will Smith’s character in the sequel to the science-fiction blockbuster, which Roland Emmerich will return to direct. But who is Jessie Usher? Just after turning 23, the actor has picked up a major role in “Independence Day 2,” which will also star Liam Hemsworth and Jeff […]

04.03.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Courrèges x Estée Lauder’s pop-timistic cosmetics line on sale this month

Courrèges x Estée Lauder’s pop-timistic cosmetics line on sale this month

(Relaxnews) – The new 13-piece makeup range is due to land on www.courreges.com and www.esteelauder.fr, and at select Estée Lauder beauty counters on March 16 where it will be available for a limited time. The avant-garde co-branding project between the two beauty and fashion visionaries marries “the floating-on-air feeling of an embellished Courrèges mini dress, […]

04.03.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
WWII Japanese ship found in PHL

WWII Japanese ship found in PHL

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen finds battleship sank 70 years ago By Joel Guinto Manila, Philippines |  | Wednesday 3/4/2015 – Billionaire and Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen said Wednesday he had found one of Japan’s biggest and most famous battleships on a Philippine seabed, some 70 years after American forces sank it during World War II. […]

04.03.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Salty foods could have protective benefit: study

Salty foods could have protective benefit: study

(Relaxnews) – Dietary salt could defend the body against invading microbes, according to a new study. Overconsumption of salt has long been known to increase risk of heart disease and stroke however, researchers in Germany say it warded off skin-parasites from infecting mice. “Up to now, salt has been regarded as a detrimental dietary factor,” […]

04.03.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·

China’s wealthiest to take part in key political meetings

Beijing, China | AFP |  – Five of the 10 wealthiest people in Communist-ruled China are due to take part in two major political meetings starting this week, government websites show, highlighting the influence of the country’s mega-rich. Super-wealthy delegates to the “two sessions” are often the focus of public attention, with some criticised for […]

04.03.2015 · Filled under: World News ·
Infrastructure partnership, major agenda in APEC meeting in Tagaytay

Infrastructure partnership, major agenda in APEC meeting in Tagaytay

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Delegates of member economies of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) will meet at the Taal Vista Hotel in Tagaytay City on Wednesday, March 4 for the Asia-Pacific Infrastructure Partnership Dialogue 2015. During the meeting, delegates will discuss emerging trends and issues on urban infrastructure and financing, get an overview of the Urban […]

03.03.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·