LBC Express and Sigue announce a strategic partnership

LBC Express and Sigue announce a strategic partnership

Holiday consumer promotion kicks off relationship Sigue Corporation (“Sigue”), a global money transfer leader, announced on December 9, 2014 that it has entered into a strategic distribution partnership with LBC Express, Inc., (“LBC”) one of the Philippines’ largest payment and logistics supply chain company.  This collaboration allows consumers of both companies to send money to virtually anywhere […]

16.12.2014 · Filled under: Services ·
Washington takes on Uber with its own taxi app

Washington takes on Uber with its own taxi app

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Washington is developing a smartphone app to enable its taxis to compete head-on with Uber and other ride-sharing services, the US capital’s taxi commission said Friday. Beta testing of the Universal DC TaxiApp is scheduled to begin in March, and if all goes well it could be fully in service by late spring. […]

14.12.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Smelling sweet: the Bulgarian deodorant that you eat

Smelling sweet: the Bulgarian deodorant that you eat

(ASENOVGRAD, Bulgaria-AFP) – There are sprays, roll-ons and sticks. Now one Bulgarian candy-maker is offering a new kind of deodorant: in the form of delicious sweets. “It’s an old saying that true beauty comes from inside…. Why not from a candy?” Ventsislav Peychev, owner of Bulgaria’s small Alpi candy factory owner, told AFP. He claims […]

14.12.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Health & Fitness, Offbeat ·
Miss South Africa crowned Miss World

Miss South Africa crowned Miss World

(LONDON-AFP) – Miss South Africa, 22-year-old Rolene Strauss, was crowned Miss World 2014 at the pageant’s final in London on Sunday, with an estimated billion viewers watching on television around the globe. Miss Hungary, Edina Kulcsar, was the runner-up and Miss United States, Elizabeth Safrit, came third in the 64th annual competition, contested by women […]

14.12.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Destinations, Entertainment, World News ·
New technology helps colorblind enjoy TV

New technology helps colorblind enjoy TV

(Relaxnews) – Newly available for integration on home TV-top boxes, Eyeteq technology enables colorblind viewers to distinguish between red and green, improving their experience with new details they might not have been able to see previously. The impact on those without colorblindness who may be watching too is minimal, according to UK-based parent company Spectral Edge. […]

14.12.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Spice pen makes edible art a piece of cake

Spice pen makes edible art a piece of cake

(Relaxnews) – Trained baristas may have the edge when it comes to latte art, but a new tool lets the rest of us create edible drawings that are just as impressive. The Cinnibird, a pen that makes it easy to decorate food with ground spices, will soon be launched following successful crowdfunding campaigns on Kickstarter […]

14.12.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Online, Videos ·
Crowdfunded salad and ‘babygate’: a look back at some of the big food stories of 2014

Crowdfunded salad and ‘babygate’: a look back at some of the big food stories of 2014

(Relaxnews) – Potato salad. And crying babies. In 2014, some of the big food stories rallied thousands of strangers behind a simple project — to make good potato salad — and sparked heated debate about bringing kids to fine dining restaurants. As the year draws to a close, here’s a selection of some of the […]

14.12.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Miss World set to be crowned in London

Miss World set to be crowned in London

(LONDON-AFP) – More than 120 beauty queens from around the world are hoping to be crowned 2014′s Miss World at a glitzy pageant in London on Sunday watched by millions on television worldwide. The event has been overshadowed by the murder of Miss Honduras, 19-year-old Maria Jose Alvarado, shot dead with her sister in their […]

14.12.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Destinations, Entertainment, World News ·
Facebook is still struggling with a ‘dislike’ button

Facebook is still struggling with a ‘dislike’ button

(Relaxnews) – At a public Q&A meeting on Thursday, the company’s CEO, Mark Zuckerberg accepted that Facebook’s 1.2 billion users need a third way of responding to their friends’ posts, but not one that’s too negative. Whenever users get a chance to grill their favorite social network’s creator, the absence of a dislike button is […]

Spring 2015 makeup: metallic shades and natural lips at Shu Uemura

Spring 2015 makeup: metallic shades and natural lips at Shu Uemura

(Relaxnews) – The famous Japanese beauty brand is playing the metallic card ahead of the Spring-Summer 2015 season, presenting a collection that places particular emphasis on the eyes. Just when we thought the metallic makeup trend was behind us, the cosmetics expert Shu Uemura proves otherwise with its Metallic Bouquet collection. The gaze is clearly […]

12.12.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
Blockbuster KimXi tandem returns with Ai Ai in the wacky ‘Past Tense’

Blockbuster KimXi tandem returns with Ai Ai in the wacky ‘Past Tense’

TFC@theMovies brings current number one Filipino comedy film to 38 theatres in the U.S. and 13 in Canada starting December 5 REDWOOD SHORES, CA – The last time Kim Chiu and Xian Lim teamed up on the big screen under award-winning director Mae Cruz Alviar - which was just in early 2014 – their film Bride for Rent grossed over P326 million in the […]

12.12.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Film, Services ·
Was Jolina-Marvin romance real?

Was Jolina-Marvin romance real?

Actress Jolina Magdangal admitted that she had real feelings for former onscreen partner Marvin Agustin back in the day. Magdangal recalled that there were instances when she told Agustin about her feelings. “Kasi feeling ko noong mga bata pa kami, kapag magjowa kayo nag-a-‘I love you’-han kayo,” she said. “E ako lang ang nag-a-‘I love […]

12.12.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Olivia Wilde named H&M Conscious Exclusive spokesmodel

Olivia Wilde named H&M Conscious Exclusive spokesmodel

(Relaxnews) – On Thursday, December 11, H&M announced American actress Olivia Wilde as the face of the latest Conscious Exclusive collection, the Swedish giant’s line of more environmentally sustainable apparel. Ever more committed to eco-friendly and sustainable fashion, the famous retail chain is still determined to keep things glamorous. To represent its new Conscious Exclusive […]

12.12.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Hollywood Stars, Home & Garden ·
‘Doctor Who’ and ‘Sherlock’ rides could be coming to BBC-themed park

‘Doctor Who’ and ‘Sherlock’ rides could be coming to BBC-themed park

(Relaxnews) – The BBC will be bringing some of its popular TV shows and characters to life at a new £2 billion theme park that’s expected to open in North Kent in 2020. That means that some of the British broadcaster’s most popular shows including “Doctor Who,” “Top Gear” and “Sherlock” could be turned into […]

12.12.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Home & Garden ·
Diners thankful for menu calorie counts: survey

Diners thankful for menu calorie counts: survey

(Relaxnews) – A new ruling by the US FDA that requires chain restaurants and vending machines to reveal the nutritional content of their proposed meals and snacks is having a positive effect on diners’ choices, according to a new survey by WebMD. Nearly 75 percent of respondents who’d seen the calorie counts say it’s helpful […]

12.12.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Online ·
Permanent residence for caregivers is no longer automatic

Permanent residence for caregivers is no longer automatic

Live in Caregivers in Canada have received some bad news lately. The Canadian government did warn the public that major changes were being drafted to amend the live-in caregiver program but it now seems that caregivers will not automatically become permanent residence after two years of work. The old system essentially guaranteed that a caregiver would become […]

12.12.2014 · Filled under: Legal Matters, Services ·
New AARP report reveals economic disparity among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Age 50+

New AARP report reveals economic disparity among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Age 50+

Household income, consumer spending, and poverty levels vary widely among AAPI groups WASHINGTON, D.C.  – A new research report from AARP reveals economic disparity among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) age 50+. When viewed as a whole, AAPIs appear more financially secure than the general population, but the aggregate totals and median averages mask […]

12.12.2014 · Filled under: Local News, Services ·
Another J.K Rowling novel headed to the BBC

Another J.K Rowling novel headed to the BBC

(Relaxnews) – The BBC will air a drama series adapted from “The Cuckoo’s Calling,” a novel published in 2013 under J.K. Rowling’s pen name Robert Galbraith. The book, the first in a new series, follows Cormoran Strike, private eye and war veteran. Strike helps John Bristow to unravel the mystery surrounding the death of his […]

11.12.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, International Stars ·
Kirsten Dunst joins season two of ‘Fargo’

Kirsten Dunst joins season two of ‘Fargo’

(Relaxnews) – The latest movie star to cross over to the small screen, Kirsten Dunst has signed up for the second season of the TV series inspired by the Coen brothers’ feature. The next 10 episodes of “Fargo” will be set in 1979 in the towns of Sioux Falls, South Dakota and Luverne, Minnesota, where […]

11.12.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Hollywood Stars ·
Bee propolis offers hope for hair regrowth: study

Bee propolis offers hope for hair regrowth: study

(Relaxnews) – A substance from honeybee hives called propolis encouraged hair growth in mice during a new study conducted by researchers in Japan. The resin-like material is used by honeybees to seal small crevices in their hives, according to the research team, which says it could contain important clues for reversing hair loss in humans. […]

11.12.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Health & Fitness ·