Asian Games: Sports and participating countries

Asian Games: Sports and participating countries

(SEOUL-AFP) – Full list of the 36 sports and 45 participating countries at the Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea, from September 19 to October 4: SPORTS (36) Aquatics (diving, swimming, synchronized swimming, water polo), archery, athletics, badminton, baseball/softball, basketball, bowling (ten-pin), boxing, canoeing (slalom/sprint), cricket, cycling (BMX/mountain bike/road/track), equestrianism (dressage/eventing/show jumping), fencing, field hockey, […]

15.09.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Sports & Recreation ·
Villains and goblins steal the show from Mickey and Harry Potter

Villains and goblins steal the show from Mickey and Harry Potter

(Relaxnews) – Death Eaters, evil stepmothers, twisted fairies, ghosts and goblins are getting ready to steal the spotlight from their more heroic nemeses at theme parks around the world as Halloween draws near. It’s perhaps the one occasion when everyone’s favorite animated and fictitious villains can emerge from the shadow and bask in their evilness. […]

15.09.2014 · Filled under: Art, Books, Destinations, Entertainment, Film, Halloween, Home & Garden ·
LFW: architectural folds at Christopher Kane

LFW: architectural folds at Christopher Kane

(Relaxnews) – Kane is one of the critical highlights of the London Fashion Week schedule and his latest collection didn’t disappoint. Christopher Kane opened with leather pants for Spring/Summer 2015, moving on to a collection packed with rope motifs, pleats and some stunning sheer silks. Alongside all of that were the bursts of tulle which […]

15.09.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
Foul-mouthed Thug Kitchen cookbook hits shelves next month

Foul-mouthed Thug Kitchen cookbook hits shelves next month

(Relaxnews) – Gangsta vegan blog Thug Kitchen, which has enjoyed viral success thanks to a shout-out from Gwyneth Paltrow and recipes peppered with F-bombs in creative — and comedically timed — places will hit shelves in October in book form. In just two years, the anonymously-penned blog Thug Kitchen has become a viral hit, with […]

Apple a decade behind Japan mobile payment curve

Apple a decade behind Japan mobile payment curve

(TOKYO-AFP) – Apple’s proud announcement that its new iPhone could be used to buy goods in a single swipe left customers non-plussed in Japan, where mobile contactless payments have been normal fare for a decade. A type of Near Field Communication (NFC) chip, known in Japan as FeliCa, was introduced to the Japanese mobile market […]

15.09.2014 · Filled under: Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Vigan finalist for New 7 Wonder Cities of the World

Vigan finalist for New 7 Wonder Cities of the World

Los Angeles    – Vigan, the Heritage City  makes it to the Top 21 Official finalist in the search for New 7 Wonder Cities of the World.  Vigan is the only city in the Philippines that has been chosen for this prestigious search, giving our country and the Filipino people pride and honor. The 21 Official Finalists that have […]

15.09.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Promotions ·
Worker should leave abusive employer

Worker should leave abusive employer

Q. I’m a live-in caregiver who is new to this country. The employer who first hired me lost his job and was not able to pay my salary. I then sought the help of an agency who charged me $1500 to look for an employer. The agency told me that it is better to have […]

15.09.2014 · Filled under: Legal Matters, Services ·
PHL exports up 12.4% in July, 2nd fastest in East and Southeast Asia after China – NEDA

PHL exports up 12.4% in July, 2nd fastest in East and Southeast Asia after China – NEDA

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Merchandise exports grew by 12.4 percent in July 2014, largely on higher revenues from manufactured and agro-based products, the National Economic and Development Authority said Wednesday. Citing a report by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), NEDA said the value of merchandise exports grew to $5.5 billion during the period from $4.9 billion […]

13.09.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Hong Kong-born alumnus gives Harvard $350 million

Hong Kong-born alumnus gives Harvard $350 million

NEW YORK (AFP) – A Hong Kong-born venture capitalist is giving Harvard University $350 million for its School of Public Health, the largest donation in the university’s history, the Harvard Crimson reported Monday. The university newspaper said the gift was from a foundation supported by Gerald Chan, an alumnus of the School of Public Health […]

13.09.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
KC on Paulo Avelino: We’re okay

KC on Paulo Avelino: We’re okay

Actress KC Concepcion was coy when asked about fellow Kapamilya star Paulo Avelino. Last month, Concepcion confirmed that she and Avelino are dating again. “We are good. We are happy that we are on primetime together. Actually ‘yun naman talaga ang priority namin sa ngayon,” Concepcion said, adding that both of them are focused on […]

13.09.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Consumers not impressed by the Apple Watch

Consumers not impressed by the Apple Watch

(Relaxnews) – Only one in ten consumers said that they would definitely be buying Apple’s first wearable technology device. That is according to Tolunda QuickSurveys. It polled over 1000 US consumers about their first impressions regarding Apple’s new iPhones and Apple Watch and discovered that while the company’s latest handsets have hit the mark, consumers […]

13.09.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Sylvester Stallone to direct ‘Rambo 5′

Sylvester Stallone to direct ‘Rambo 5′

(Relaxnews) – After helming the fourth installment in the franchise, the actor will return to the director’s chair — and to the camouflage headband — for “Rambo: Last Blood,” ComingSoon reveals. “First Blood” was the name of the first movie in the franchise, released in 1982. So the title chosen for the next installment could […]

13.09.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Designs revealed for Washington DC’s first elevated park

Designs revealed for Washington DC’s first elevated park

(Relaxnews) – Four shortlisted designs for Washington DC’s first elevated parkway have been revealed, and the competition is asking the public for feedback. “11th Street Bridge Park” will be built on the foundations of an old freeway bridge spanning the Anacostia River. Pritzker Prize winner Rem Koolhaas’s firm OMA is amongst the shortlisted firms, for […]

13.09.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Environment, Home & Garden ·
Will BlackBerry be the next company to launch a smartwatch?

Will BlackBerry be the next company to launch a smartwatch?

(Relaxnews) – The company is examining the potential of both BlackBerry smartwatches and smart glasses. Speaking to the press at Super Mobility Week in Las Vegas, Nevada this week, John Simms, the company’s president of enterprise solutions was quoted as saying: “We’re doing internal research on different wearables,” and confirmed that the research wasn’t limited to wrist-worn […]

13.09.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
NYFW beauty trends: ‘nude’ faces, slick hair, and lots of quirks

NYFW beauty trends: ‘nude’ faces, slick hair, and lots of quirks

(Relaxnews) – Here’s our pick of the best hair and makeup trends from the Spring 2015 shows in New York Fashion Week No makeup  After another season featuring plenty of ‘nude’ looks all over the runways (Victoria Beckham was one of many designers to go for a ‘no-makeup’ makeup look), this fashion week took things […]

13.09.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Destinations, Home & Garden ·
‘Hello Kitty’ plane to fly Taipei-Paris route from late October

‘Hello Kitty’ plane to fly Taipei-Paris route from late October

(Relaxnews) – The Taiwanese airline Eva Air, which has operated Hello Kitty flights between Taipei and Los Angeles since September 2013, will launch the same offer to and from Paris from October 29. From the plane’s exterior to its seats, not to mention the flight attendants’ uniforms, every detail of this special service is related […]

13.09.2014 · Filled under: Books, Destinations, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Offbeat ·
Ferrari to celebrate 60 years in the US with special edition

Ferrari to celebrate 60 years in the US with special edition

(Relaxnews) – A new car, specifically designed for the brand’s North American clients will be unveiled when the supercar company officially celebrates its 60th year of business in the USA. The US is Ferrari’s biggest single market and to say thank you, the company will be building a limited edition model. Only 10 examples are […]

12.09.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
London opens up its famous buildings for free architectural weekend tour

London opens up its famous buildings for free architectural weekend tour

(Relaxnews) – Ever fancied having a peek around London’s most famous buildings? “Open House London” is offering visitors the chance to do just that, with 800 of the capital’s buildings opening their doors to the public for one weekend this fall, including Burlington House and the Museum of the Order of Saint John. Contemporary architectural […]

12.09.2014 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Entertainment, Home & Garden ·
Michelin Guide Fukuoka, Japan now available online in English

Michelin Guide Fukuoka, Japan now available online in English

(Relaxnews) – Foodies worldwide can now browse the restaurants of the special-edition Michelin Guide to the Japanese city, which was published exclusively in the local language last July. The French company’s first guidebook on the restaurants of Fukuoka, located on the northern shore of the island of Kyushu, is now available in English through the […]

12.09.2014 · Filled under: Books, Destinations, Entertainment, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
‘Nurse Jackie’ to bow out after season seven

‘Nurse Jackie’ to bow out after season seven

(Relaxnews) – Showtime has announced that the adventures of the cynical, pill-popping New York City nurse will draw to a close at the end of the next season, which is slated to air in spring 2015. “Nurse Jackie” has long been one of the Showtime’s most enduringly popular shows, along with “Dexter,” “Weeds” and “Californication.” […]

12.09.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Hollywood Stars ·