Obamacare signs up 2.2 million, a quarter young adults: study

Obamacare signs up 2.2 million, a quarter young adults: study

WASHINGTON (AFP) – About 24 percent of people who signed up online for President Barack Obama’s trouble-plagued signature health care plans in 2013 were young adults, the group key to keeping the system balanced, officials said Monday. That’s a number the administration hopes to increase, the Health and Human Services officials added. Overall, almost 2.2 […]

22.01.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Cyberattack traced to hacked refrigerator: researchers

Cyberattack traced to hacked refrigerator: researchers

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Call it the attack of the zombie refrigerators. Computer security researchers said this week they discovered a large “botnet” which infected Internet-connected home appliances and then delivered more than 750,000 malicious emails. The California security firm Proofpoint, Inc., which announced its findings, said this may be the first proven “Internet of Things” […]

22.01.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Bangs Garcia mum about Enrique Gil

Bangs Garcia mum about Enrique Gil

Bangs Garcia chose to keep mum when asked about her love life amid rumors linking her to actor Enrique Gil. A picture of Garcia and Gil, who were apparently on vacation in Japan during the holidays, went viral online although it was Garcia herself who shared the December 27 photo of her with Gil and […]

22.01.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Football: Beckham off to Peckham in British sitcom

Football: Beckham off to Peckham in British sitcom

(LONDON-AFP) – Football icon David Beckham is to appear in a one-off special of “Only Fools and Horses”, one of Britain’s best-loved television comedies, the BBC said Tuesday. The former England captain, who retired last May, joins the show’s wheeler-dealer Trotter brothers in a “greasy spoon” cafe in their native Peckham in south London. Pictures […]

Phablet sales set to flourish

Phablet sales set to flourish

(Relaxnews) – By 2018 the oversized handsets could be truly ubiquitous, especially in Korea and China, where demand shows no sign of falling. Anyone hoping that the phablet was still just a technological fad should prepare to be disappointed. Juniper Research forecasts that within the next four years, shipment levels will have hit 120 million […]

Is the Cragel the Cronut of 2014?

Is the Cragel the Cronut of 2014?

(Relaxnews) – The hyperbole has begun. After the spectacular success of the Cronut last year, the latest Franken-pastry to take the media by storm is the Cragel which is already being touted as the pastry of 2014 less than a month into the new year. Created out of Brooklyn bakery shop The Bagel Store, the Cragel […]

22.01.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Offbeat ·
Meadham Kirchhoff & Penhaligon’s collaborate on fragrance

Meadham Kirchhoff & Penhaligon’s collaborate on fragrance

(Relaxnews) – The Anglo-French fashion design duo have worked with the classic British perfume house on a new scent set to appear in the spring. For the past nine seasons the perfume label has scented the label’s runway presentations, with the designers picking out a fragrance from the brand’s extensive library. Now Penhaligon’s has unveiled […]

22.01.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Online ·
Haute couture shows: evening highlights from day 3

Haute couture shows: evening highlights from day 3

(Relaxnews) – The evening of January 21, the third day of haute couture fashion week in Paris, saw more remarkable collections unveiled. Here is the scoop on the Spring-Summer 2014 collections from Vionnet, Julien Fournié and Giorgio Armani Privé. Vionnet British designer Hussein Chalayan celebrated long evening gowns and cocktail dresses to herald the return […]

22.01.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Destinations, Entertainment ·
Bugatti to focus only on supercars for brand purity

Bugatti to focus only on supercars for brand purity

(Relaxnews) – When production of the Bugatti Veyron hypercar finally ceases in 2015, it’s not going to be replaced by a hyper luxury sedan, nor by an even faster version of the current model. Back in 2009, the Volkswagen-owned company took the wraps off the Galibier concept — a car devised to rocket a driver […]

22.01.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Angelina Jolie shows her darker side in “Maleficent” trailer

Angelina Jolie shows her darker side in “Maleficent” trailer

(Relaxnews) – It’s Disney’s “Sleeping Beauty” from the perspective of the villain, with Angelina Jolie playing the part of the big baddie herself. This new 1m30s trailer borrows imagery from the 1959 original animated feature, cementing Maleficent’s status as the Mistress of All Evil. And where Princess Aurora benefits from her fairy godmothers’ blessing, Maleficent […]

21.01.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Bong Revilla: Aquino personally asked me to convict Corona

Bong Revilla: Aquino personally asked me to convict Corona

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Senator Ramon Bong Revilla on Monday claimed that President Benigno Aquino III personally asked him to vote to convict former Chief Justice Renato Corona in 2012. In a privilege speech denying his involvement in the alleged pork barrel scam, Revilla said Interior Secretary Mar Roxas – whom he called “Boy Pick-Up” – […]

21.01.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
California declares drought emergency

California declares drought emergency

LOS ANGELES  (AFP) – California’s worst drought in a century is devastating the state’s agriculture and destroying its forestland, which is being consumed by wildfire, Governor Jerry Brown said Friday as he declared a state emergency. The emergency declaration allows California to access federal help to battle the drought, which has left huge swathes of […]

21.01.2014 · Filled under: Environment, U.S. News ·
Piolo: ‘Starting Over Again’ worth the wait

Piolo: ‘Starting Over Again’ worth the wait

“It’s definitely worth the wait.” This was how Piolo Pascual described his upcoming movie “Starting Over Again,” which he will co-star with Toni Gonzaga and Iza Calzado. “This is a one-of-a-kind movie, which took more than six months to make,” Pascual said. He said he has done many love stories and dramas, but “Starting Over […]

21.01.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Aquino to lead the launching of Skyway Stage 3 project

Aquino to lead the launching of Skyway Stage 3 project

MANILA, Jan 20 (Mabuhay) – President Benigno S. Aquino III will lead this week the launching of the Skyway Stage 3 project in a bid to decongest traffic in Metro Manila, a Palace official said on Monday. Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda said in the regular press briefing that the Skyway Stage 3, a 14.8-kilometer expressway, […]

21.01.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Haute couture shows: highlights from day 2

Haute couture shows: highlights from day 2

(Relaxnews) – As the shows continue, we take a moment to examine the collections that stood out from the rest on the second day of Spring-Summer 2014 haute couture fashion week in Paris: Christian Dior, Giambattista Valli and Alexis Mabille. Christian Dior In an immaculate white setting, Raf Simons presented pieces with precise, geometrical tailoring as […]

21.01.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Photos ·
Hallmark teams up with Sarah Jessica Parker for stationery range

Hallmark teams up with Sarah Jessica Parker for stationery range

(Relaxnews) – If you’re looking to bring a little Hollywood glamour to your stationery collection then Sarah Jessica Parker’s latest design project might be a welcome surprise: the movie star has teamed up with Hallmark to create a range of greetings cards for 2014. Including cards, gift wrap and stationery, the brand’s Sarah Jessica Parker Collection aims […]

Margot Robbie in talks to join Alexander Skarsgaard in ‘Tarzan’

Margot Robbie in talks to join Alexander Skarsgaard in ‘Tarzan’

(Relaxnews) – The Australian actress currently starring in Martin Scorsese’s “The Wolf of Wall Street” was offered the role of Jane in a new adaptation of the writings of Edgar Rice Burroughs. According to Thewrap.com, Margot Robbie is on the verge of accepting the female lead in “Tarzan,” to be helmed by David Yates, the […]

21.01.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Sunlight helps blood pressure risk: study

Sunlight helps blood pressure risk: study

(PARIS-AFP) – Sunlight may help to reduce high blood pressure, a danger factor for heart attacks and stroke, a study published in a specialist journal said on Monday. British researchers found exposure to sunlight alters the level of nitric oxide in the skin, dilating blood vessels and thus easing hypertension. “Small amounts of NO [nitric […]

21.01.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Valentine’s Day hotel packages include diamonds and stadium rentals

Valentine’s Day hotel packages include diamonds and stadium rentals

(Relaxnews) – Want to bag the award for staging the most memorable, elaborate and perhaps expensive proposal this year? For $100,000, one California hotel will hire out the entire Rose Bowl Stadium, plus the Pasadena Symphony Orchestra, and throw in a handcrafted diamond ring in its Valentine’s Day hotel package. For The Langham Huntington, 2014 […]

Google Glass to offer new point of view on NBA game

Google Glass to offer new point of view on NBA game

(Relaxnews) – A new, interactive experience will be in store for fans at the Sacramento Kings vs. Indiana Pacers game on January 24. Several of the game’s participants will wear Google Glass, allowing them to take footage of the event from an insider’s perspective. At different points during the game, team members on the sidelines, […]