Renewed trust and confidence in PHL reflects on Filipinos abroad

Renewed trust and confidence in PHL reflects on Filipinos abroad

NAY PYI TAW, Myanmar, May 10 (Mabuhay) – The renewed trust and confidence of the foreign investors in the Philippine economy also reflects on Filipinos working and living abroad. Esperanza Ordoño-Saw, marketing manager for Global Sky Company Limited in Myanmar, said more foreign entrepreneurs are now willing to look into possible investment opportunities in the […]

11.05.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Papier-mâché pandas to take on Hong Kong

Papier-mâché pandas to take on Hong Kong

(Relaxnews) – A troupe of 1,600 papier-mâché pandas is set to descend upon Hong Kong this June, as part of an ongoing campaign by the WWF. ‘1600 Pandas World Tour in Hong Kong: Creativity Meets Conservation’ will see the pandas grace the city’s top 10 landmarks as part of the government’s ‘conserving central’ initiative. The 1,600 […]

09.05.2014 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Environment, Home & Garden ·
App to sell restaurant leftovers to help reduce food waste

App to sell restaurant leftovers to help reduce food waste

(Relaxnews) – As the dialogue on the shameful amount of food waste grows louder, US developers are in the midst of creating an innovative new app that will allow retailers and restaurants to sell their leftovers and overstocked products to consumers. Currently being tested in New York, PareUp aims to divert perfectly edible foods from landfills — […]

09.05.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Destinations, Environment, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
BMW launches special edition M5 to mark its 30th birthday

BMW launches special edition M5 to mark its 30th birthday

(Relaxnews) – It might look like a standard M5, but don’t be fooled. It is the most powerful and one of the most exclusive cars that the company has ever built. Often an anniversary or ‘special edition’ is nothing more than a beautified standard car. It might come in a new paint finish and plastered […]

09.05.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Over 10 million WiFi hotspots worldwide by 2018

Over 10 million WiFi hotspots worldwide by 2018

(Relaxnews) – The number of WiFi hotspots around the globe, which stood at 4.2 million in 2013, is expected to skyrocket to 10.5 million by 2018, according to ABI Research. Currently, Asia is home to the vast majority of these hotspots (68.9%), far ahead of Latin America (12.3%), Europe (9%) and North America (8.7%). China […]

09.05.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Online, Science & Technology ·
Marc Jacobs launching Daisy Dream for summer

Marc Jacobs launching Daisy Dream for summer

(Relaxnews) – The New York City-based designer has concocted a new flanker scent for his popular Daisy fragrance. First launched in 2007, Daisy is one of Marc Jacobs’s most popular perfumes. Inspired by daisies and blue skies, the brand has launched a new light, floral and fruity version of the scent, which comes packaged in a pale […]

09.05.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
Limes are a hot commodity in US as prices skyrocket

Limes are a hot commodity in US as prices skyrocket

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Sitting in a Mexican bar in the US capital, Maria complained that “using lemon instead of lime in a margarita is like using onions instead of garlic.” But lemon margaritas just might be coming to a cantina near you, thanks to the skyrocketing price of limes. “The prices started to shoot up in […]

09.05.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Travelers reveal their brand loyalty for toiletries and gadgets

Travelers reveal their brand loyalty for toiletries and gadgets

(Relaxnews) – Canon is the most popular brand of camera slung around travelers’ necks; Pantene is the most common shampoo bottle to line the tubs of hotel bathrooms; and when it comes to choosing the backpack that will accompany them on their cross-European adventure from one hostel to the next, travelers trust The North Face […]

09.05.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Destinations, Home & Garden ·
‘Batman vs. Superman’ delays Ben Affleck’s next project

‘Batman vs. Superman’ delays Ben Affleck’s next project

(Relaxnews) – Initially slated for release in December 2015, Ben Affleck’s forthcoming feature “Live by Night” is now expected to arrive in theaters almost one year later, in October 2016. Warner Bros announced that it has pushed back the release of “Live by Night,” which Ben Affleck is set to direct. The delay was seen […]

09.05.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
MAC & Maleficent collection hits the web May 8

MAC & Maleficent collection hits the web May 8

(Relaxnews) – The cosmetics brand has teamed up with Disney to create a new capsule line for the new Disney movie starring Angelina Jolie. MAC‘s Maleficent line, inspired by the darkness of the title character’s sinister look, is available to order online in the US from Thursday, May 8. The collection includes a lipstick, longwear […]

TV’s Power Rangers morphing into film

TV’s Power Rangers morphing into film

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – More than 20 years after taking children’s television by storm, the Power Rangers are morphing into the movies. In a statement, production house Lionsgate said Wednesday it is partnering with Saban Brands, which owns the rights to Power Rangers, to develop “an original live-action feature film based on the iconic Power Rangers […]

08.05.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film ·
Pair of ‘Princess Diaries’ books after 5-year break

Pair of ‘Princess Diaries’ books after 5-year break

(Relaxnews) – Meg Cabot is returning as author of “The Princess Diaries” in 2015, but this time will focus on Mia Thermopolis’s life as an adult. Just like her fans, Mia has grown up, and “Royal Wedding” sees her prepare for marriage to long-term beau Michael. At the same time, it emerges that Mia has […]

08.05.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment ·
‘Jurassic World’ gains Andy Buckley of ‘The Office’

‘Jurassic World’ gains Andy Buckley of ‘The Office’

(Relaxnews) – Discovered during the US’s run of workplace comedy “The Office,” Andy Buckley is participating in the fourth entry to the dinosaur franchise started in 1993. Buckley joins Omar Sy, Bryce Dallas Howard, Chris Pratt, Vincent D’Onofrio and Irrfan Khan in facing up to Universal Pictures’ selection of dinos. Colin Trevorrow (of Sundance’s 2012 […]

08.05.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Is sharing housework the key to marital bliss?

Is sharing housework the key to marital bliss?

(Relaxnews) – Building on previous research about the link between household chores and happy relationships, a new study finds that the key is in agreeing from the get-go on how the work should be divided. Several studies have suggested that splitting household chores can go a long way toward maintaining a happy marriage, including a […]

08.05.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Health & Fitness ·
Quantifying how pets improve health

Quantifying how pets improve health

(Relaxnews) – Two leading tech companies hope to prove the link between owning a pet and leading a healthier life by bringing together the data they collect from their activity tracking products. Whistle, the health and activity monitor for dogs, has integrated with UP, the wristband, app and platform from Jawbonethat helps people track everything from […]

08.05.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
US Supreme Court allows prayer at government meetings

US Supreme Court allows prayer at government meetings

By Chantal Valery WASHINGTON (AFP) – The US Supreme Court on Monday upheld citizens’ right to pray at government meetings, in a divided decision which said the practice did not violate religious freedoms. The court’s five conservative justices said “the nation’s history and tradition have shown that prayer in this limited context could coexist with […]

08.05.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
New images confirm activity at N. Korea nuclear test

New images confirm activity at N. Korea nuclear test

SEOUL (AFP) – New satellite imagery confirms continued activity at North Korea’s main nuclear test site that is consistent with preparations for an atomic detonation, analysts said Wednesday. Images taken on Tuesday show particular activity near the entrances to the two completed tunnels in the South Portal area of the Punggye-ri test site, the Institute […]

08.05.2014 · Filled under: Asian News ·
Show moms, grads your love but tie down those metallic balloons

Show moms, grads your love but tie down those metallic balloons

ROSEMEAD, Calif. – Sixty-six percent. It would be a great number in an election. Unfortunately, it reflects a one-month spike in power outages caused by metallic balloons. Since the month of May and its celebrations of Mother’s Day, graduations and proms has arrived again, Southern California Edison (SCE) urges its customers duringNational Electrical Safety Month to keep the balloons secured […]

08.05.2014 · Filled under: Services ·
Harvey Weinstein to relaunch Charles James brand

Harvey Weinstein to relaunch Charles James brand

(Relaxnews) – Miramax co-founder Harvey Weinstein confirmed that he would be reviving the Anglo-American couturier’s label. After rumors surfaced Tuesday that the movie mogul would be spearheading the revival of the historic brand currently on display at the Anna Wintour Costume Center, couture fans got understandably excited. Now it’s been confirmed that the deal has […]

07.05.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, International Stars ·
US-PHL launch war games after Obama pledge

US-PHL launch war games after Obama pledge

By Jason Gutierrez MANILA (AFP) – Thousands of American and Philippine troops launched large annual exercises on Monday after US President Barack Obama vowed “ironclad” backing for its Asian ally, locked in a tense maritime row with China. Filipino Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario said the 10-day drills were necessary to deal with the challenge […]

06.05.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·