Madonna ties with George Strait for most leaders on Billboard charts

Madonna ties with George Strait for most leaders on Billboard charts

(Relaxnews) – Madonna has achieved another career milestone tying with country crooner George Strait for logging the most No. 1 singles on Billboard charts. The Queen of Pop’s latest single “Living for Love” marks her 44th No. 1 hit on Billboard’s Dance Club Songs chart. Strait, also called the King of Country, also logged 44 […]

21.02.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online ·
After Google Glass, Apple Watch, Japan offers wearable tomatoes

After Google Glass, Apple Watch, Japan offers wearable tomatoes

(Tokyo-AFP) – As the world’s electronic companies scramble to set the agenda for wearable devices, one Japanese vegetable juice maker went one better Thursday — unveiling a wearable tomato machine. The “Tomatan” is a backpack that can be loaded with six mid-sized tomatoes, enough, say the makers, to power runners through this weekend’s Tokyo Marathon. […]

How to follow the Oscars online: TV, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter

How to follow the Oscars online: TV, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter

(Relaxnews) – A select portion of the US audience will have access to a legit online stream of the Oscar ceremony. On TV The Disney-owned ABC television network does provide a sanctioned method for watching the entire show online for those that won’t be watching by the ABC TV channel, though viewers need to fulfill […]

From flats to furs: trends at NY Fashion Week

From flats to furs: trends at NY Fashion Week

(New York-AFP) – New York Fashion Week wrapped up Thursday after more than 300 catwalk shows and presentations. From furs to flats, here are the main trends for fall/winter 2015. TWEED The woolen cloth loved by the British countryset is back with a vengeance. Diane von Furstenberg printed it with confetti and large flowers. Rodarte […]

20.02.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Destinations, Photos ·
Sweet science: Standards set for Turkish baklava

Sweet science: Standards set for Turkish baklava

(Istanbul-AFP) – Turkey has for the first time introduced a set of criteria for baklava, the sweet pastry made in the country’s southeast and known across the world, the standards watchdog said Thursday. The move is aimed at standardising the production of the trademark dessert, which is often manufactured with counterfeit ingredients to cut costs, […]

20.02.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Ariana Grande announces first fragrance

Ariana Grande announces first fragrance

(Relaxnews) – She’s conquered music, fashion and acting and now the whirlwind that is Ariana Grande is set to launch her assault on the fragrance industry. The singer and actress will be releasing her first scent in association with Luxe Brands this fall, reports Women’s Wear Daily. “I’m asked so often about which fragrance I’m wearing, […]

20.02.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Apple to repair MacBooks affected by video issues for free

Apple to repair MacBooks affected by video issues for free

(Relaxnews) – Apple has extended its repair program for MacBook Pros that have been exhibiting video issues. As of February 20, 2015, owners of select 2011 to 2013 models of MacBook Pro systems that have been experiencing video issues — distorted scrambled images, no video, and unexpected system restarts — will be able to take […]

20.02.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Cholesterol no longer a concern: US experts

Cholesterol no longer a concern: US experts

(Miami, United States-AFP) – More butter, anyone? A warning against eating foods high in cholesterol is no longer included in the US government’s draft dietary guidelines for Americans, representing a major shift in policy, officials said Thursday. Until now, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommended that cholesterol intake be limited to 300 milligrams per day […]

20.02.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Obama vows to fight immigration ruling

Obama vows to fight immigration ruling

DACA suspended as Texas judge freezes executive order By Andrew Beatty Washington, United States | AFP |  – US President Barack Obama claimed history and the law were on his side Tuesday, as he vowed to fight a court order freezing controversial immigration reforms. Obama had used an executive order to bypass a hostile Congress […]

19.02.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·

Sainthood for California friar Junipero Serra angers native Americans

By Fabienne Faur Washington, United States | AFP |  – The Franciscan friar who brought Christianity to California in the 18th century is on track for sainthood, but for Native Americans, his legacy is anything but holy. Junipero Serra founded the first nine of what would become 21 Spanish missions stretching from San Diego to […]

19.02.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
US housing starts slow in January

US housing starts slow in January

Washington, United States | AFP | Wednesday 2/18/2015 – New construction of homes across the United States slowed in January, but the building industry continuing to show modest strength, Commerce Department figures showed Wednesday. Private housing starts fell 2.0 percent from strong December numbers, but were still at a solid annual pace of 1,065,000 units. […]

19.02.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Food and wine pairings for the Chinese New Year table

Food and wine pairings for the Chinese New Year table

(Relaxnews) – In honor of the Chinese New Year this Thursday, February 19, foodies around the world are planning Asian-themed dinner party menus for the weekend. But what is the best type of wine to serve with Peking duck, spring rolls or steamed dumplings? Finding the perfect wines to serve with Asian cuisine is often […]

19.02.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Holidays, Home & Garden, Lunar New Year ·
Asia rings in Year of the Sheep with fireworks, festivities

Asia rings in Year of the Sheep with fireworks, festivities

(Beijing-AFP) – Fireworks illuminated the skies across China as millions around Asia ushered in the Year of the Sheep on Thursday, kicking off festivities with an annual televised gala that got a thumbs down on social media for heavy Communist Party propaganda. Wednesday night, or Lunar New Year’s eve, was marked by loud booms as […]

19.02.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Holidays, Lunar New Year ·
The airport flyers like best? Seoul’s Incheon airport

The airport flyers like best? Seoul’s Incheon airport

(Relaxnews) – Seoul’s Incheon International Airport has been named the best airport in the world when it comes to customer service. In a poll that surveyed 550,000 travelers at more than 300 airports around the world, South Korea’s biggest hub scored the highest marks for passenger satisfaction. Conducted by the Airports Council International, based in […]

19.02.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
White House slams IS Libya ‘beheading’ of Egyptian Christians

White House slams IS Libya ‘beheading’ of Egyptian Christians

Washington, United States | AFP |   – The United States condemned as “despicable” the Islamic State group’s apparent beheading of 21 Egyptian Christians in Libya after it released a video claiming to show the killings on Sunday. “The United States condemns the despicable and cowardly murder of twenty-one Egyptian citizens in Libya by ISIL-affiliated […]

18.02.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
KZ addresses rumors that she is a lesbian

KZ addresses rumors that she is a lesbian

Singer KZ Tandingan sees nothing wrong about comparisons with her “The X Factor Philippines” mentor Charice as long as it’s about music and not about sexual preference. Tandingan, who is sporting a new short hairdo these days, has been the target of speculations that she would also eventually come out as a lesbian – just […]

18.02.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Music ·
Summon US envoy to Mamasapano hearing – Ridon

Summon US envoy to Mamasapano hearing – Ridon

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Kabataan Party-list Rep. Terry Ridon said he will ask his colleagues to summon United States Ambassador Philip Goldberg to the Mamasapano hearings amid reports that the US had a direct hand in the operation that originally targeted Jemaah Islamiyah member Zulkifli bin Hir or Marwan. “We have said this before and we’ll […]

18.02.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Pacquiao fight not set yet, Mayweather says

Pacquiao fight not set yet, Mayweather says

New York, United States | AFP |  – Unbeaten fighter Floyd Mayweather said Sunday that neither he nor Manny Pacquiao have signed a deal for a May mega-fight, but he still hopes to get into the ring with the Filipino icon. Mayweather, attending the NBA All-Star Game at Madison Square Garden, said in a brief […]

18.02.2015 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation, U.S. News ·
Obama: ‘Terrorists’ do not speak for one billion Muslims

Obama: ‘Terrorists’ do not speak for one billion Muslims

Washington, United States | AFP |   – US President Barack Obama urged Western and Muslim leaders Wednesday to unite to defeat the “false promises of extremism” and reject the notion that “terrorist” groups represent Islam. “The terrorists do not speak for a billion Muslims,” Obama told a Washington conference on countering radicalism that drew […]

18.02.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
China’s Web giants do battle over ‘hong bao’ ahead of New Year

China’s Web giants do battle over ‘hong bao’ ahead of New Year

(Beijing-AFP) – The Chinese tradition of giving gifts of money in red envelopes at Lunar New Year has turned into big business for Web giants Alibaba and Tencent, which now both offer electronic “hong bao”. At the end of each lunar year, it is customary in China to give children hong bao — small sums […]