Troubled Peugeot picks up Car of the Year award

Troubled Peugeot picks up Car of the Year award

(GENEVA-AFP) – Peugeot’s 308 picked up the Car of the Year award Monday, a boost for the troubled car company that recently had to be rescued by the French state and China’s Dongfeng. A panel of European automobile journalists chose the Peugeot 308 hatchback over a handful of other finalists including Tesla’s Model S, a […]

04.03.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Gardens of popes’ sumptuous summer palace open to public

Gardens of popes’ sumptuous summer palace open to public

(VATICAN CITY-AFP) – The sumptuous gardens of Castel Gandolfo, a summer getaway for centuries of popes, have opened to the public at the behest of Pope Francis, the Vatican Museums announced Monday. “It took a man like Francis” to open the grounds to all, museum director Antonio Paolucci said in a statement, describing the gardens […]

04.03.2014 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Home & Garden ·
Installations and live performances announced for Design Days Dubai

Installations and live performances announced for Design Days Dubai

(Relaxnews) – Art installations and live performances will add an extra dimension to Design Days Dubai when the fair kicks off in the UAE this March. A tech-art robotic arm installation drawing designs on the entrance wall will greet visitors entering the exhibition by sketching pictures of them. Designed by Guillaume Crédoz and Nareg Karaoghlanian, “TheObsessiveDrafter” is […]

04.03.2014 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Entertainment, Home & Garden ·
Aquino back from two-day state visit to Malaysia, cites gains

Aquino back from two-day state visit to Malaysia, cites gains

MANILA (Mabuhay) – President Benigno S. Aquino III has returned from Malaysia early Saturday morning following his successful two-day state visit to Kuala Lumpur. President Aquino, along with his official delegation, arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal II at around 2:47 a.m., Saturday, onboard a chartered Philippine Airlines PR 001. The President […]

04.03.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Obama says Russia on ‘wrong side of history’ on Ukraine

Obama says Russia on ‘wrong side of history’ on Ukraine

By Dmitry ZAKS and Michael Mainville in Simferopol, Ukraine KIEV, March 3, 2014 (AFP) – Ukraine accused Russia on Monday of pouring more troops into Crimea and giving its forces an ultimatum to surrender as US President Barack Obama accused Moscow of being on the “wrong side of history” in Europe’s worst standoff since the […]

04.03.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Consulate commemorates 28th EDSA People Power Revolution

Consulate commemorates 28th EDSA People Power Revolution

Los Angeles – The Philippine Consulate General commemorated the 28th anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution with the theme “Kapit Bisig Tungo Sa Pagbangon” with a Mass and feature presentation on the Peace Project held at the Community Hall of the Consulate General on 25 February 2014. Consul General Maria Hellen Barber De La Vega […]

04.03.2014 · Filled under: Local News ·
Anne Curtis nominated in Nickelodeon awards

Anne Curtis nominated in Nickelodeon awards

Actress-host Anne Curtis is among the nominees in Nickelodeon’s 27th annual Kids’ Choice Awards. The 29-year-old Kapamilya star is nominated in the Favorite Asian Act category, along with Chinese singer GEM Deng Zhi Qi, Indonesia’s Coboy Junior and Malaysia’s Lisa Surihari. An “ecstatic” Curtis took to the photo-sharing site Instagram to garner support for the […]

03.03.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Wifi in the sky looks set for takeoff

Wifi in the sky looks set for takeoff

(SINGAPORE-AFP) – Wifi in aircraft, hobbled in the past by slow speeds, could soon take off as new technology enables passengers to surf the web as if they were in a coffee shop, Internet executives say. More airlines are rolling out new and improved services thanks to satellite technology, industry leaders said at the recent […]

Rumor: New ‘Matrix’ trilogy starting 2017

Rumor: New ‘Matrix’ trilogy starting 2017

(Relaxnews) – The Wachowskis are working on plans for a new trilogy in the “Matrix” series, according to an insider rumor. The Latino Review carries the rumor, reminding readers that new entries to the “Star Wars,” “Star Trek” and “Independence Day” franchises had all been vociferously denied by studio reps after stories broke on fan sites. One […]

03.03.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Videos ·
Have it your way at…McDonald’s?

Have it your way at…McDonald’s?

(Relaxnews) – In addition to two beef patties, special sauce, lettuce and cheese, McDonald’s customers may one day be able to customize their burger by doubling up on pickles or omitting the onions. According to the Associated Press, a McDonald’s outlet in California is quietly testing a new concept that would allow customers to build […]

03.03.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Speech similarities may help predict love match

Speech similarities may help predict love match

(Relaxnews) – A researcher from Texas Tech University has found that people who use the same kind of “function words” are more likely to get together. Molly Ireland, a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Psychology specializing in human dialogue, and her associates analyzed speed dating results and discovered a link between function-word similarity […]

03.03.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Coldplay unveils single, reveals album release date

Coldplay unveils single, reveals album release date

(Relaxnews) – British band Coldplay has just revealed new track “Magic,” the first single from upcoming album “Ghost Stories.” The album is to arrive May 19, the band has announced, and those who pre-order will get an instant download of “Magic.” Last week the band revealed the track “Midnight” and an accompanying video. “Ghost Stories” will […]

03.03.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online ·
Worldwide box office: Liam Neeson ends Lego’s streak

Worldwide box office: Liam Neeson ends Lego’s streak

(Relaxnews) – “Non-Stop” became the world’s highest grossing film for the weekend ending Sunday, March 2, earning $50 million. Headlined by Liam Neeson, the thriller has taken the lead from “The Lego Movie,” which has slipped into second place with $42 million. During its opening weekend in 22 territories, “Non-Stop” claimed the top spot in […]

03.03.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Funnywoman Ellen DeGeneres impresses as Oscar host

Funnywoman Ellen DeGeneres impresses as Oscar host

(HOLLYWOOD, United States-AFP) – Ellen DeGeneres lit up the Oscars on her return as host on Sunday, ordering pizza, taking a star-studded selfie and poking fun at her audience in a well-received performance on Hollywood’s biggest night of the year. The 56-year-old comic followed confidently in the footsteps of celebrated Oscars hosts such as Billy […]

03.03.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Oscars 2014: looks from the red carpet

Oscars 2014: looks from the red carpet

(Relaxnews) – On Sunday, the stars turned out in an array of looks that ranged from edgy to classic and pretty for the 2014 Oscars ceremony, the 86th Academy Awards honoring Hollywood cinema. Jennifer Lawrence Dress by Christian Dior Couture   Charlize Theron Dress by Christian Dior Couture Cate Blanchett Dress by Armani Privé   […]

02.03.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Photos ·
Japan researchers testing tiny ear computer

Japan researchers testing tiny ear computer

(TOKYO-AFP) – A tiny personal computer that is worn on the ear and can be controlled with the blink of an eye or the click of a tongue is being tested in Japan. The 17-gram (0.59-ounce) wireless device has bluetooth capability and is equipped with a GPS, compass, gyro-sensor, battery, barometer, speaker and microphone. Wearable […]

02.03.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Matthew McConaughey wins best actor Oscar for ‘Dallas Buyers Club’

Matthew McConaughey wins best actor Oscar for ‘Dallas Buyers Club’

(HOLLYWOOD, United States-AFP) – Matthew McConaughey won the best actor Oscar on Sunday for his role in true-life AIDS activist drama “Dallas Buyers Club.” McConaughey beat fellow nominees Christian Bale (“American Hustle”), Bruce Dern (“Nebraska”), Leonardo DiCaprio (“The Wolf of Wall Street”) and Chiwetel Ejiofor (“12 Years a Slave”).

02.03.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Cate Blanchett wins best actress Oscar for ‘Blue Jasmine’

Cate Blanchett wins best actress Oscar for ‘Blue Jasmine’

(HOLLYWOOD, United States-AFP) – Cate Blanchett won the best actress Oscar on Sunday for her turn in Woody Allen’s “Blue Jasmine,” as the final prizes at the 86th Academy Awards show were handed out. Blanchett, who was the clear frontrunner for the award, beat fellow nominees Amy Adams (“American Hustle”), Sandra Bullock (“Gravity”), Judi Dench […]

02.03.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
‘Gravity,”Dallas Buyers Club’ win multiple Oscars

‘Gravity,”Dallas Buyers Club’ win multiple Oscars

(HOLLYWOOD, United States-AFP) – Space adventure “Gravity” and AIDS drama “Dallas Buyers Club” won early Oscars on Sunday, but suspense remained as the show moved towards its climax and the best picture award. At the halfway point, “Gravity” had won five awards, all in technical categories, “Dallas Buyers Club” took two and “12 Years a […]

02.03.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
‘Frozen’ wins best animated feature Oscar

‘Frozen’ wins best animated feature Oscar

(HOLLYWOOD, United States-AFP) – Disney’s musical blockbuster “Frozen” won the best animated feature Oscar on Sunday, the first time the studio has won the category since it was created for the 2002 Academy Awards. The folk tale adaptation beat “The Croods,” “Despicable Me 2,” “Ernest & Celestine” and “The Wind Rises” for the prize at […]

02.03.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·