Singapore reports record 15.5 million visitors in 2013

Singapore reports record 15.5 million visitors in 2013

(SINGAPORE-AFP) – Singapore welcomed a record 15.5 million visitors last year, up 7.2 percent from 2012, tourism authorities said Monday. Tourism revenues also hit a new high of Sg$23.5 billion ($18.7 billion), an increase of 1.6 percent over 2012, the Singapore Tourism Board said, citing preliminary estimates. Lacking the white-sand beaches and other natural wonders […]

18.02.2014 · Filled under: Destinations ·
Enlisting in the military pays off

Enlisting in the military pays off

by : Jannelle So This is how the country you serve can serve you back: provide you with skills set that are useful in order to excel in your personal and professional life; put your through college with financial assistance; make excellent health care accessible to you and to your family; give you an edge […]

18.02.2014 · Filled under: Services ·
Pioneer L.A. Fil-Am Press Club (est. 1978) to sponsor Creative Writing Workshop

Pioneer L.A. Fil-Am Press Club (est. 1978) to sponsor Creative Writing Workshop

The Filipino American Press Club of Los Angeles, Inc., (FAPCLA) (established 1978), Inc.  will sponsor a two-day Creative Writing Workshop on March 21-22nd, at the Pilipino Workers Center (PWC), Histor4ic Filipino  Town, 153 Glendale Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90026.  This will provide an opportunity to present the seminar for writers, both from professional circles and […]

18.02.2014 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Preview video: Angelina Jolie’s ‘Unbroken’

Preview video: Angelina Jolie’s ‘Unbroken’

(Relaxnews) – Angelina’s third directorial role results in “Unbroken,” with cinematography by Roger Deakins and contributions to the script from the Coen brothers. Catching the flame of this month’s Olympic buzz is this first look at “Unbroken,” a Hollywood biopic about former athlete and World War II prisoner of war Louis Zamperini, as the new […]

18.02.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Sweeping changes to citizenship rules announced

Sweeping changes to citizenship rules announced

By Atty. Henry Moyal It almost seems that the Canadian government has nothing better to do than to constantly barrage the media and taxpayers with repeated attempts to change the landscape of immigration in this country. The current Conservative government has changed immigration rules more often than any other party in the past. A month […]

18.02.2014 · Filled under: Services ·
Cara Delevingne creates bags for Mulberry

Cara Delevingne creates bags for Mulberry

(Relaxnews) – The model, who is the current face of the London-based luxury label, has designed a range of bags for Mulberry. The collection was revealed at the luxurious Claridges hotel in London on Sunday during the UK capital’s fashion week, with the event taking place instead of Mulberry’s usual runway show. The label, currently […]

18.02.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Online, Videos ·
US would ‘help’ PHL in South China Sea: Navy chief

US would ‘help’ PHL in South China Sea: Navy chief

MANILA  (AFP) – The United States will “help” the Philippines in the event that China occupies disputed islands in the South China Sea, the US Chief of Naval Operations said Thursday. Admiral Jonathan Greenert also stressed that the US would honor its mutual defense treaty with the Philippines amid a seething territorial conflict with China […]

18.02.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News, U.S. News ·
Toni on settling down: Hindi pa talaga sa ngayon

Toni on settling down: Hindi pa talaga sa ngayon

Television host-actress Toni Gonzaga has finally set the record straight regarding her rumored engagement to her boyfriend, director Paul Soriano. This after Soriano followed Gonzaga when the latter went to the United States during the holidays. In an interview with entertainment reporters at the sidelines of the press conference her upcoming movie “Starting Over Again,” […]

17.02.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Witness protection on Tuason ‘tactical decision’ – De Lima

Witness protection on Tuason ‘tactical decision’ – De Lima

MANILA, Feb 17 (Mabuhay) – Justice Secretary Leila M. De Lima on Monday branded as “tactical decision” the action of the Department of Justice-National Bureau of Investigation (DOJ-NBI) to place Ruby Tuason under the provisional coverage of the Witness Protection Program (WPP). De Lima believes that the testimony of Tuason is a big help to […]

17.02.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Palace seeks more support for ice skater Martinez’s future competitions

Palace seeks more support for ice skater Martinez’s future competitions

MANILA (Mabuhay) – As it hailed his performance in the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, Malacañang on Saturday voiced hopes for more support for figure skater Michael Christian Martinez in his future competitions. Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said Martinez’s showing at the Olympics should attract many in the private sector to extend more support for […]

17.02.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
J.K. Rowling’s Galbraith sequel ‘The Silkworm’ due in June

J.K. Rowling’s Galbraith sequel ‘The Silkworm’ due in June

(Relaxnews) – The second Robert Galbraith novel, “The Silkworm,” has been set for June 24 in North America and June 19 in the United Kingdom. Again starring private eye Cormoran Strike, the second book puts the ex-military policeman on the trail of Owen Quine, a missing novelist. With his wife assuming that Quine’s merely looking […]

17.02.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, International Stars ·
How a spinach omelette can sharpen your reflexes

How a spinach omelette can sharpen your reflexes

(Relaxnews) – A nutrient found in spinach and eggs could help sharpen reflexes and therefore improve road safety. So says a team of researchers from Leiden University and the University of Amsterdam, who conducted a study on the impact of intake of tyrosine, a nutrient found in foods including spinach, eggs, cheese and soy. For […]

17.02.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Health & Fitness, Online ·
Donate your smartphone to science, but only when you sleep

Donate your smartphone to science, but only when you sleep

(Relaxnews) – A new app puts users’ smartphones and their processors to good use when they’re charging at night. Called PowerSleep, the app is a collaboration between Samsung and the University of Vienna, and it uses devices’ processing power for crunching through scientific research. It does this via an alarm clock. When it is set […]

Facebook stats: is age really just a number?

Facebook stats: is age really just a number?

(Relaxnews) – Apparently, the cougar phenomenon is just a blip. Because according to Facebook, when it comes to coupling up, men average about two years older than their female partners internationally. In their latest post on love and relationships — part of their week-long Valentine’s Day series — analysts at Facebook Data Science combed through […]

Olympics: Fun still centre stage for funky snowboarders

Olympics: Fun still centre stage for funky snowboarders

(ROSA KHUTOR-AFP) – There may be Olympic titles, gold medals and perhaps even mega sponsorship deals at stake in Sochi but for snowboarders it remains all about the fun. Snowboarding is the rebellious younger cousin among winter sports where athletes not only dress differently, in baggy clothes, and often wear their hair long and bedraggled […]

16.02.2014 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation ·
Olympics: Bouncers, ballerinas, cheese-grater find skeleton home

Olympics: Bouncers, ballerinas, cheese-grater find skeleton home

(ROSA KHUTOR-AFP) – Heard the one about the nightclub bouncer and the ballerina? Or the tale of the guy who learned to slide on ice at breakneck speed by wearing shoes made from a cheese grater? They have all found a home in the helter-skelter, head-first world of skeleton racing and they are bringing a […]

16.02.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Offbeat, Sports & Recreation ·
Kenzo celebrates the color violet in new fragrance

Kenzo celebrates the color violet in new fragrance

(Relaxnews) – The Couleur Kenzo line, which launched last spring, is soon to include a third fragrance. Following last year’s Rose-Pink and Jaune-Yellow pefumes, the new fruity floral juice was inspired by Pantone’s color of 2014, “Radiant Orchid.” The perfume, developed by nose Jean Jacques, blends notes of blueberries, violet and extracts of blackcurrent, with […]

16.02.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
Cartier inspired by panther for new eau de parfum

Cartier inspired by panther for new eau de parfum

(Relaxnews) – Long a symbol of the Cartier brand, the panther served as a source of inspiration for the luxury house’s latest perfume, a floral musk that will go on sale March 15. Created by Cartier nose Mathilde Laurent, “La Panthère” will be centered around gardenia, whose floral character will contrast with notes of musk […]

16.02.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Videos ·
Luxury submarine offers lovers ‘sound-proof’ rooms and private chef

Luxury submarine offers lovers ‘sound-proof’ rooms and private chef

(Relaxnews) – If you have a bottomless bank account and a love that goes deeper than the ocean, a British travel outfit has created a package that allows lovers to make their own tsunami waves in a romantic getaway aboard a luxury submarine. OK, so it’s not yellow. But for adventurous couples who may have […]

French chefs rebel against ‘food porn’ photos

French chefs rebel against ‘food porn’ photos

(PARIS-AFP) – The next time you try to take a picture of your dinner in a posh French restaurant, don’t be surprised if an angry chef comes storming out of the kitchen. Fed up with patrons snapping photographs with their smartphones to post on social networks, several Michelin-starred French establishments are trying to crack down […]

16.02.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·