How mind games can make you smarter

How mind games can make you smarter

(Relaxnews) – Scientists in the US have developed a new training program for the brain that they say can make you smarter. Called “Gist reasoning training,” the program developed out of the University of Texas at Dallas goes beyond standard memory recall and information processing tests and improves cognitive performance by challenging the brain in […]

30.04.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Giorgio Armani’s latest couture collection becomes a new fragrance

Giorgio Armani’s latest couture collection becomes a new fragrance

(Relaxnews) – The Italian design house is expanding its Couture Editions line, part of the Armani/Privé Collection, with a new fragrance inspired by the Armani/Privé Ombre & Lumière apparel couture collection. Layering, generous volumes and contrasts between sheer and opaque fabrics are among the hallmarks of Giorgio Armani’s Spring-Summer 2014 couture collection. Ahead of summer, […]

29.04.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
Gufram designs by Marcel Wanders and Karim Rashid set to go on show at ICFF New York

Gufram designs by Marcel Wanders and Karim Rashid set to go on show at ICFF New York

(Relaxnews) – Contemporary Italian furniture studio Gufram is preparing to show off its new pieces by designers including Marcel Wanders and Karim Rashid at the “Wanted” exhibition running alongside ICFF New York. The group has collaborated with a host of big names within the design industry to create a hot new collection for 2014. Pieces include Boing […]

29.04.2014 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Entertainment, Home & Garden ·
Cloning: Scientists make insulin-producing cells

Cloning: Scientists make insulin-producing cells

(PARIS-AFP) – Scientists said Monday they had used cloning technology to make embryonic stem cells that carry a diabetic woman’s genes, and turned them into insulin-producing beta cells that may one day cure her disease. The team reported clearing an important hurdle in the quest to make “personalised stem cells” for use in disease therapy, […]

29.04.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Science & Technology ·
Disney eyes bigger plans with Shanghai

Disney eyes bigger plans with Shanghai

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – American entertainment giant Disney is set to pour an additional $800 million into its Disney Shanghai, its first theme park on the Chinese mainland, officials said Monday. CEO Bob Iger said the deal, with Shanghai Shendi Group, will total an investment of $5.5 billion, and the additional funds will be to boost the […]

29.04.2014 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Entertainment ·
Floorball to debut in 2015 SEA Games, karate out

Floorball to debut in 2015 SEA Games, karate out

(SINGAPORE-AFP) – Floorball, a hockey-like game popular in Singapore, will make its debut in the 2015 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games hosted by the city-state, while karate, weightlifting and wrestling are out, organisers said Tuesday. There will be 402 gold in 36 sports, including equestrian events, waterskiing and rowing, in the regional biennial games, the Singapore […]

29.04.2014 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation ·
‘Game of Thrones’ sets new ratings record

‘Game of Thrones’ sets new ratings record

(Relaxnews) – The fantasy series’ popularity continues to rise. The most recent episode was the most watched yet, seen by 6.9 million HBO subscribers on Sunday, April 27. “Game of Thrones” achieved a new record audience with the fourth episode of its fourth season, entitled “Oathkeeper.” The broadcast was watched by close to seven million […]

29.04.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
World renowned violinist, Joshua Bell And Glee Star, Darren Criss added to the all-star line-up typhoon Haiyan tribute concert

World renowned violinist, Joshua Bell And Glee Star, Darren Criss added to the all-star line-up typhoon Haiyan tribute concert

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Grammy Award-winning violinist, Joshua Bell and Glee and Broadway star sensation, Darren Criss join multi-award-winning Broadway artist Lea Salonga, Hollywood actor Lou Diamond Phillips, tenor Rodell Rosel, Christine Rocas of Joffrey Ballet, singer Apl.de.ap of Black Eyed Peas and a host of other celebrities will come together in the nation’s capital for a benefit concert […]

Pope Francis declares John Paul II, John XXIII saints

Pope Francis declares John Paul II, John XXIII saints

By Jean-Louis De La Vaissiere, Laure Brumont VATICAN CITY (AFP) − Pope Francis on Sunday proclaimed John Paul II and John XXIII the Catholic Church’s newest saints at a festive ceremony joined by hundreds of thousands of pilgrims for two pontiffs who helped shape 20th-century history. “We declare and define as saints the blessed John […]

29.04.2014 · Filled under: World News ·
US, PHL sign agreement for increased US troop presence

US, PHL sign agreement for increased US troop presence

MANILA, Apr 28 (Mabuhay) – Philippine and United States officials on Monday signed the agreement that will allow an enlarged rotational presence of American troops in the country, hours before the arrival of US President Barack Obama. Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin and US Ambassador Philip Goldberg signed the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) in Camp […]

28.04.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
7 New York fest medals for GMA Network

7 New York fest medals for GMA Network

GMA Network once again brought honor to the country by clinching seven world medals at the recently concluded 2014 New York Festivals International TV & Film Awards. Among the Filipino awardees, the Kapuso Network went home with the most number of awards – eleven in total, including four finalist certificates—and sent the biggest contingent to […]

28.04.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Services ·
GOP NY Rep Grimm in custody, faces charges

GOP NY Rep Grimm in custody, faces charges

NEW YORK, April 28, 2014 (AFP) – US congressman Michael Grimm of New York was taken into custody Monday and charged with fraud, perjury and obstruction of justice, the FBI said. Grimm, a former FBI agent himself and a second-term Republican from Staten Island, was expected to be arraigned later Monday in federal court. “As […]

28.04.2014 · Filled under: News ·
Foreign-based militants to join protests vs. Obama’s PHL visit

Foreign-based militants to join protests vs. Obama’s PHL visit

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Filipino militant groups based in the United States and other countries will join protests against the visit of US President Barack Obama this coming week, militant umbrella group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan said Saturday. Bayan, which is planning its own two-day protest action, said at least 20 US-based organizations allied with it were […]

28.04.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
End of Affirmative Action as schools can now ignore race in admissions

End of Affirmative Action as schools can now ignore race in admissions

By Chantal VALERY WASHINGTON (AFP) − The US Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that states can disregard race as a factor in university admissions, in a fresh blow to a legacy of the 1960s civil rights movement. The 6-2 ruling upheld the constitutionality of a measure passed by referendum in Michigan that disallowed so-called affirmative action […]

28.04.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Philippine Airlines quits flying shark fins amid outcry

Philippine Airlines quits flying shark fins amid outcry

MANILA (AFP) – Philippine Airlines (PAL) said Thursday it has stopped flying shark fin cargoes, joining a number of other Asia-Pacific carriers in taking a stand for marine conservation. The fins are used in shark fin soup, a much-valued delicacy in Hong Kong and China. Conservationists say booming demand for such fins has put pressure […]

28.04.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Reebok introduces new shoe just for walkers

Reebok introduces new shoe just for walkers

(Relaxnews) – Inspired by the technology behind Z-rated tires, Reebok designed a new shoe offering optimal support, propulsion and foot flexibility for walking. The Reebok Z Walk is available for both men and women. Particularly flexible and lightweight, the new shoe provides just the right amount of support for walking. An innovative technology inspired by […]

28.04.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·
Football: Maracana — from populist temple to elitist arena

Football: Maracana — from populist temple to elitist arena

(RIO DE JANEIRO-AFP) – The Maracana stadium, a footballing theatre which every fan dreams of visiting, has morphed into an ultra-modern, sustainable and safe arena, albeit one with elitist traits, compared to the populist temple it once was. Though the stadium has twice been extensively remodeled since, all Brazilians know it as the place where […]

PHL, Hong Kong end emotional hostage row

PHL, Hong Kong end emotional hostage row

By Aaron Tam HONG KONG (AFP) – Hong Kong and the Philippines announced Wednesday they had resolved an enduring and deeply emotional row over a deadly hostage crisis, allowing soured diplomatic relations to return to normal. The breakthrough came after a deal was struck on the most sensitive issues of compensation to the victims of […]

26.04.2014 · Filled under: Asian News ·
China approves jail for rare wild animal eaters: Xinhua

China approves jail for rare wild animal eaters: Xinhua

BEIJING (AFP) – China’s legislature voted on Thursday to approve a legal measure that will jail people caught eating rare wild animals, state media reported. The Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC) approved a new interpretation of China’s Criminal Law at a bimonthly session, the official Xinhua news agency reported. The NPC, China’s […]

26.04.2014 · Filled under: Asian News ·