Rio de Janeiro to host World Congress of Architects 2020

Rio de Janeiro to host World Congress of Architects 2020

(Relaxnews) – Rio de Janeiro is on a roll: currently enjoying a moment in the spotlight following this summer’s FIFA World Cup and before the upcoming 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the city has now been chosen to host the World Congress of Architects UIA 2020. The Brazilian metropolis, led by the Instituto de Arquitetos do […]

13.08.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden ·
RNs to strike August 14 at three Bay Area hospitals

RNs to strike August 14 at three Bay Area hospitals

Safe Staffing, patient care key concerns at Napa’s Queen of the Valley, Sutter Tracy, and Watsonville Community Registered nurses at three Bay Area hospitals, Queen of the Valley Medical Center in Napa, Sutter Tracy Community Hospital, and Watsonville Community Hospital will strike on Thursday, August 14 citing common concerns about safe staffing and other patient care needs. […]

12.08.2014 · Filled under: Local News ·
Unique 1930s Mercedes-Benz 540K Streamliner to make its global debut at Pebble Beach

Unique 1930s Mercedes-Benz 540K Streamliner to make its global debut at Pebble Beach

(Relaxnews) – A GT car that predates the concept of the grand tourer, the 540 K Streamliner was automotive light-years ahead of its time. Today sports car and super car companies spend much of their time espousing the benefits of using aluminum as a way of making their latest cars both strong and lightweight and […]

12.08.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Synthetic protein offers new hope for male infertility

Synthetic protein offers new hope for male infertility

(Relaxnews) – A research team from Queen’s University in Canada, led by Richard Oko, has indentified a method of inducing fertilization using a synthetic version of the protein PAWP found in sperm cells. Their findings could circumvent the problem for men whose sperm is unable to initiate the fertilization process. “PAWP is able to induce […]

12.08.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
New ‘Lord of the Rings’ tour launches for book’s 60th annivesary

New ‘Lord of the Rings’ tour launches for book’s 60th annivesary

(Relaxnews) – Hardcore fans of “The Lord of the Rings” are being courted in a new luxury travel package developed to mark the trilogy’s 60th anniversary and the upcoming release of the final cinematic installment of “The Hobbit.” It’s called “The Ultimate Lord of the Rings Tour,” an 11-day trip that’s meant to indulge every […]

12.08.2014 · Filled under: Books, Destinations, Entertainment, Film ·
Matteo refutes tiff with Sarah

Matteo refutes tiff with Sarah

Actor Matteo Guidicelli laughed off talks that he and girlfriend Sarah Geronimo had a recent falling out. Apparently, rumors started to swirl when Sarah did not show up to cheer the celebrity athlete during a triathlon competition in Cebu last Sunday. “Wala naman,” Matteo said. Matteo refused to give in to prodding, standing firm on […]

12.08.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
POEA orders recruiters to submit updates on OFWs in Ebola-hit countries

POEA orders recruiters to submit updates on OFWs in Ebola-hit countries

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Recruitment agencies that deployed land-based overseas Filipino workers to countries affected by the Ebola virus to submit regular updates on the OFWs’ status. The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration said this covers recruiters that sent OFWs to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. “Using (an) OFW Monitoring Form, all recruitment agencies which have deployed […]

12.08.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Aquino admin satisfaction rating all-time low

Aquino admin satisfaction rating all-time low

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The satisfaction rating of President Benigno Aquino III’s administration was at its all-time low in June 2014, the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey showed. The survey conducted from June 27 to 30 this year, among 1,200 respondents, showed a 16-percentage drop, from +45 in March 2014 to only +29 in June […]

12.08.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Would you send your dog’s ashes into space?

Would you send your dog’s ashes into space?

(Relaxnews) – The cremated remains of your pet can now be sent to the moon on a special “Memorial Spaceflight,” thanks to a new initiative from Celestis Pets. The company is launching a service this fall that will allow cremated remains or DNA to be placed in individual capsules on board a commercial launch vehicle, alongside […]

12.08.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Offbeat ·
Oscar-winner Robin Williams’ film and TV legacy

Oscar-winner Robin Williams’ film and TV legacy

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Robin Williams, the Oscar-winning US actor and comedian known worldwide for roles that ranged from a cross-dressing dad in “Mrs. Doubtfire” to a New England prep-school teacher in “Dead Poets Society,” was found dead Monday at age 63. Williams came to fame on the small screen but quickly worked his way into […]

12.08.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Use your goldfish’s waste to grow tomatoes with the EcoFarm

Use your goldfish’s waste to grow tomatoes with the EcoFarm

(Relaxnews) – As urban farming becomes increasingly popular, a new fish-tank-cum-herb-garden could be the next big thing in home-grown produce. EcoFarm is a fish tank that uses the aquaponics technique to use waste as a natural fertilizer to grow plants. Essentially a fish tank topped with an herb garden, the design features a tube that extracts […]

12.08.2014 · Filled under: Environment, Home & Garden ·
Robin Williams tributes

Robin Williams tributes

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Tributes to Robin Williams after the actor’s death from suspected suicide on Monday: “Robin Williams was an airman, a doctor, a genie, a nanny, a president, a professor, a bangarang Peter Pan, and everything in between. But he was one of a kind. “He made us laugh. He made us cry. He […]

12.08.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Sisley unveils Black Rose Precious Face Oil

Sisley unveils Black Rose Precious Face Oil

(Relaxnews) – Following the success of its Black Rose Cream Mask, the French skincare brand has placed the same flower at the heart of its latest product, an anti-aging face oil. For those looking for the ideal lightweight, moisturizing and nourishing anti-aging treatment, the search could soon come to an end. In September, three years […]

12.08.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
Actor Robin Williams dead from suspected suicide

Actor Robin Williams dead from suspected suicide

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Oscar-winning actor and comedian Robin Williams, has died from suspected suicide after a battle with depression, triggering an outpouring of grief and tributes for one of the most beloved entertainers of his generation. The 63-year-old star of blockbusters such as “Good Will Hunting,” “Good Morning Vietnam” and “Mrs Doubtfire” was found dead […]

12.08.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Hollywood Stars, U.S. News ·
Tiny chip mimics brain, delivers supercomputer speed

Tiny chip mimics brain, delivers supercomputer speed

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Researchers Thursday unveiled a powerful new postage-stamp size chip delivering supercomputer performance using a process that mimics the human brain. The so-called “neurosynaptic” chip is a breakthrough that opens a wide new range of computing possibilities from self-driving cars to artificial intelligence systems that can installed on a smartphone, the scientists say. The […]

11.08.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
IDEA World Fitness Convention to spotlight at-home workouts, Baby Boomer fitness

IDEA World Fitness Convention to spotlight at-home workouts, Baby Boomer fitness

(Relaxnews) – One of the biggest fitness trade events in the world, attracting professionals and enthusiasts from over 60 countries, will take place in Anaheim, California, from August 13 to 17. More than 12,000 fitness-focused individuals will present and observe the latest and greatest exercise methods in over 360 training sessions and represent 300 leading […]

11.08.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·
A sporting chance: Land Rover reveals Range Rover Sport SVR

A sporting chance: Land Rover reveals Range Rover Sport SVR

(Relaxnews) – After weeks of teasing and testing, Land Rover has finally taken the wraps off its super-fast Range Rover Sport SVR. But will it be quick enough to challenge the Porsche Cayenne? The first car built by the company’s new Special Operations department, the SVR is the fastest, most powerful vehicle in Land Rover’s […]

11.08.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Worldwide box office: ‘Ninja Turtles’ open on top

Worldwide box office: ‘Ninja Turtles’ open on top

(Relaxnews) – With $93.7 million in revenues, the heroes in a half shell unseated “Guardians of the Galaxy” at the global box office for the weekend ending August 10, according to Rentrak. “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” the latest adaptation of the comics, rose to the challenge and outperformed “Guardians of the Galaxy” at the global box office […]

11.08.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Karlie Kloss fronts campaign for Coco Noir by Chanel

Karlie Kloss fronts campaign for Coco Noir by Chanel

(Relaxnews) – Karlie Kloss, who is already well known for her work as a Victoria’s Secret Angel, has just joined Chanel as the latest spokesmodel for the Coco Noir fragrance. In a photograph taken by Sølve Sundsbø, the supermodel’s face is silhouetted against a dark backdrop next to the Coco Noir flacon. This is the first […]

11.08.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
For good conversation, mobile devices should be neither seen nor heard: study

For good conversation, mobile devices should be neither seen nor heard: study

(Relaxnews) – Researchers from Virginia Tech’s department of urban affairs and planning probed the question of whether the mere presence of a cell phone could affect the quality of in-person social interaction. Viewed as a tool for accessing an expansive social network and a compendium of information, such a device can be a visual distraction, […]

11.08.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·