Malaysia launches terror probe over vanished jet

Malaysia launches terror probe over vanished jet

By M JEGATHESAN KUALA LUMPUR  (AFP) – Malaysia on Sunday launched a terror probe into the disappearance of a passenger jet carrying 239 people, investigating suspect passengers who boarded with stolen passports, as relatives begged for news of their loved ones. The United States sent the FBI to investigate after Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 vanished […]

11.03.2014 · Filled under: World News ·
Consul General Leo M. Herrera-Lim as Incoming Consul General in Los Angeles

Consul General Leo M. Herrera-Lim as Incoming Consul General in Los Angeles

Los Angeles, 10 March 2014 – Consul General Ma. Hellen Barber De La Vega is pleased and honored to announce the appointment by the Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Hon. Albert F. Del Rosario of the current Philippine Consul General in Chicago, Hon. Leo Herrera-Lim, a career diplomat as the new Philippine Consul General in Los […]

11.03.2014 · Filled under: Local News ·
FOX renews ‘The Following’ and three other series

FOX renews ‘The Following’ and three other series

(Relaxnews) – The crime drama headlined by Kevin Bacon will have a third season, which FOX will unveil in early 2015. The network has also given the greenlight for new seasons of “New Girl,” “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” and “The Mindy Project.” In spite of a decline in ratings this season, “The Following” is slated to return […]

11.03.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
World Wide Web turns 25 years old

World Wide Web turns 25 years old

(SAN FRANCISCO-AFP) – Twenty-five years ago, the World Wide Web was just an idea in a technical paper from an obscure, young computer scientist at a European physics lab. That idea from Tim Berners-Lee at the CERN lab in Switzerland, outlining a way to easily access files on linked computers, paved the way for a […]

11.03.2014 · Filled under: Online, Science & Technology ·
Myo armband’s potential teased in new video

Myo armband’s potential teased in new video

(Relaxnews) – Thalmic Labs, the Canadian company behind the smart armband, has posted a YouTube clip to show how new uses are being developed for the gesture control gadget ahead of its consumer launch later this year. When the Myo armband was first announced to the public more than a year ago, the device, which […]

11.03.2014 · Filled under: Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology, Videos ·
Self-acceptance: a key to a happy life, but difficult for most, survey finds

Self-acceptance: a key to a happy life, but difficult for most, survey finds

(Relaxnews) – A new survey has found that self-acceptance is the “healthy habit” people struggle with most. The UK charity Action for Happiness in conjunction with online behavioral change program Do Something Different asked 5,000 participants to rate themselves on a scale of 1 to 10 on ten “happy” habits. These habits, identified as “keys to happiness” via scientific […]

11.03.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Sci-fi thriller ‘The Signal’ eyes June release

Sci-fi thriller ‘The Signal’ eyes June release

(Relaxnews) – Is “The Signal” going to be this summer’s surprise hit? Focus Features appears to think so, giving it a June 13 debut in North America. The sci-fi thriller and Sundance Festival favorite spreads with further releases to follow on June 20 and June 27, according to The Hollywood Reporter. A tale of three […]

11.03.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Spinach extract could help prevent obesity, study shows

Spinach extract could help prevent obesity, study shows

(STOCKHOLM-AFP) – A natural compound hidden away in spinach has been shown to reduce food cravings between meals and could help prevent obesity, a Swedish scientist said on Monday. Charlotte Erlanson-Albertsson, a professor of appetite regulation at Lund University, found the compound, known as thylakoid, while looking for ways to slow digestion and alleviate hunger […]

11.03.2014 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
New research suggests five-second rule exists

New research suggests five-second rule exists

(Relaxnews) – We’ve all done it: a piece of food falls on the floor and we immediately pick it up while possibly saying “Five-second rule!” While it’s been believed that eating food on the floor for five seconds isn’t the greatest idea, new research from the Aston University’s School of Life and Health Sciences indicates […]

11.03.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Ritz-Carlton creates signature chocolate and orange cake

Ritz-Carlton creates signature chocolate and orange cake

(Relaxnews) – The Ritz-Carlton hotel has created a signature dessert that will become the edible symbol of the brand around the world. After a call was put out to the company’s network of hotels, 22 pastry chefs came up with different recipes in line with the mandate: to come up with a dessert that represented […]

11.03.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Videos ·
Steven Spielberg considering ‘West Side Story’ remake

Steven Spielberg considering ‘West Side Story’ remake

(Relaxnews) – Broadway musical “West Side Story” is under consideration as Steven Spielberg looks to update the stage play and 1961 film adaptation. Having debuted in 1957 in New York, “West Side Story” became a movie under the guidance of producer Robert Wise and playwright Jerome Robbins. Telling the tale of a tragic love story […]

10.03.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Chefs cook computer-generated recipes out of food truck

Chefs cook computer-generated recipes out of food truck

(Relaxnews) – A food truck powered by the same artificial intelligence that beat humans in rounds of Jeopardy! has been rolling out across the US over the last few weeks, serving up computer-generated recipes like Baltic apple pie and pork tenderloin with vanilla. It’s a concept that stems from IBM’s Watson supercomputer, which famously beat […]

David Beckham signs as Jaguar’s brand ambassador to China

David Beckham signs as Jaguar’s brand ambassador to China

(Relaxnews) – The world’s most famous ex-footballer will become the face of a high-profile marketing campaign, including print ads shot by renowned fashion photographer Peter Lindbergh. China is fast becoming the British luxury and sportscar brand’s most important and competitive market and the choice of Beckham, arguably the most recognizable British star across the Asian […]

10.03.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, International Stars, Motoring ·
In a driverless future, drivers will do anything else

In a driverless future, drivers will do anything else

(GENEVA-AFP) – Brew an espresso, watch a movie on a large screen, surf the Internet or simply sit and chat with friends? As automakers and technology firms steer towards a future of driverless cars, a Swiss think tank is at the Geneva Motor Show this week showing off its vision of what vehicles might look […]

10.03.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Motoring ·
Cunard to pay tribute to The Beatles aboard Queen Mary 2

Cunard to pay tribute to The Beatles aboard Queen Mary 2

(Relaxnews) – The British-American line is commemorating the Liverpool band’s first transatlantic voyage with a special cruise aboard its famous ocean liner, complete with a concert from tribute band The Beatles Experience. The Queen Mary 2 will set sail from New York on October 28 for this special voyage. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of The […]

10.03.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, International Stars, Online ·
Travel industry taps into social networks via bloggers

Travel industry taps into social networks via bloggers

(BERLIN-AFP) – Tourism companies are turning to travel bloggers as a route into the vast global market of social network users, industry insiders say. At Berlin’s ITB tourism fair this week, bloggers and tourism professionals were brought together at a “speed dating” event to swap tips and further their cooperation in a highly competitive sector. […]

10.03.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Online ·
Google commits to Android wearable tech devices

Google commits to Android wearable tech devices

(Relaxnews) – Sundar Pichai, head of Android, has announced that software development kits for creating operating systems for everything from smartwatches to headsets are coming this month. Pichai made the announcement at SXSW Interactive and said that the software development kits (SDKs) will not only make it easier for companies and individuals to use Android […]

10.03.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Jude Law close to joining spy comedy ‘Susan Cooper’

Jude Law close to joining spy comedy ‘Susan Cooper’

(Relaxnews) – British actor Jude Law is to join compatriot Jason Statham in spy caper “Susan Cooper,” alongside leading lady Melissa McCarthy and Australian actress Rose Byrne. The Oscar nominee is close to concluding negotiations with 20th Century Fox, reports TheWrap. The movie was written by producer and director Paul Feig, who is known for […]

10.03.2014 · Filled under: News ·
Renée Zellwegger up for ‘The Whole Truth’ role

Renée Zellwegger up for ‘The Whole Truth’ role

(Relaxnews) – Renée Zellwegger is moving towards “The Whole Truth” with Daniel Craig for what’s thought to be a “courtroom thriller.” Much of the project still remains under wraps, but The Hollywood Reporter has Craig in the role of a district attorney, with Courtney Hunt directing from a Nicholas Kazan script. Hunt is best-known for […]

10.03.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Uma Thurman to track down Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg

Uma Thurman to track down Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg

(Relaxnews) – The actress is in line to join the cast of “American Ultra,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. Currently in theaters in Lars von Trier’s “Nymphomaniac,” Uma Thurman is in talks to join this action comedy authored by Max Landis, the screenwriter behind “Chronicle” (2012) and son to veteran director John Landis. The 43-year-old […]

10.03.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·