Brazil airlines want 1,500 more flights for World Cup

Brazil airlines want 1,500 more flights for World Cup

(RIO DE JANEIRO-AFP) – Brazilian airlines, including heavyweights TAM and Gol, have asked the country’s aviation authorities to allow some 1,500 additional flights to meet demand during the World Cup, officials said on Wednesday. A statement from the National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC) said the airlines’ requests were being considered and “will be approved based […]

10.01.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Sports & Recreation, World News ·
First road to Canada’s Arctic coast breaks ground

First road to Canada’s Arctic coast breaks ground

(OTTAWA-AFP) – Prime Minister Stephen Harper officially broke ground Wednesday on the US$185 million first all-season highway to Canada’s Arctic coast, which it is hoped will open up resource development in the far north. The extension of the Dempster Highway is to connect Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk, a hamlet on the Arctic coast currently accessible only […]

10.01.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, World News ·
Frozen Paris is the theme of new ice hotel suite

Frozen Paris is the theme of new ice hotel suite

(Relaxnews) – The romance of Paris and the wilderness of the Arctic Circle might seem worlds away from one another, but they have been brought together thanks to a new suite at the Icehotel in Sweden. Created by French design duo Les Ateliers de Germaine, ‘Up There’ features the skyline of Montmartre carved into its icy […]

10.01.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden ·
Introducing the smart bed

Introducing the smart bed

(Relaxnews) – Sleep tracking is a hot trend for quantified-self devotees, but if you can’t be bothered with gadgets and wristbands, try the x12 smart bed. “All you have to do is sleep,” the company says. Maker of the popular Sleep Number beds, Select Comfort unveiled its new tricked-out bed at this week’s Consumer Electronics […]

10.01.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
One way to boost your health? Fix your slow computer: survey

One way to boost your health? Fix your slow computer: survey

(Relaxnews) – A new survey finds that on average, Americans spend two hours a week waiting on their slow computers, which leaves people drained, stressed, and less likely to engage in a healthy lifestyle, researchers said. If you’ve been using a slow computer for the past year, you may have wasted more than an entire […]

Apple sets the date for its Asia Red Friday sale

Apple sets the date for its Asia Red Friday sale

(Relaxnews) – The annual event designed to celebrate the Lunar New Year will take place on January 10. On that date, and for one day only, the Apple website and official Apple Stores in Hong Kong, China, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and Thailand are expected to offer generously discounted Macs, iPods, iPads and accessories. Expect quantities […]

Rolls-Royce announces limited-edition Ghost

Rolls-Royce announces limited-edition Ghost

(Relaxnews) – The Ghost V-Specification boasts greater power and will only be available for customers to commission for the next six months. The company’s chief executive, Torsten Müller-Ötvös, says that the idea behind the limited edition is to celebrate “one of Ghost’s defining characteristics: the exquisite 6.6-liter Rolls-Royce V12 engine.” As such the car, which […]

09.01.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Motoring ·
Marriott opens America’s tallest hotel in New York

Marriott opens America’s tallest hotel in New York

(Relaxnews) – The hotel chain has just opened the “tallest single-use hotel in North America,” which occupies a 68-storey building in the heart of Manhattan. Located on Broadway, in close proximity to Central Park and Times Square, the glass skyscraper designed by New York architect Nobutaka Ashihara actually includes two hotels: the Courtyard by Marriott, […]

09.01.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden ·
Bullock, Timberlake top winners at People’s Choice awards

Bullock, Timberlake top winners at People’s Choice awards

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – “Gravity” star Sandra Bullock, chart-topping singer Justin Timberlake and blockbuster “Iron Man 3″ were the biggest winners at the public-voted People’s Choice awards show Wednesday. On the small screen, hit comedy “The Big Bang Theory” and drama “The Good Wife” were among the top winners, while actors earning prizes included Chris Colfer, […]

09.01.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online ·
Adele’s ’21′ passes 3 million US digital sales

Adele’s ’21′ passes 3 million US digital sales

(NEW YORK-AFP) – The album “21″ by British singer Adele has become the first to pass three million digital sales in the United States, the leading online tracking company Nielsen said Wednesday. Three years after its release, the album, Adele’s second record, continues to have robust sales and so far has shifted 26 million copies […]

09.01.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online ·
Penelope Cruz stars in latest Loewe campaign

Penelope Cruz stars in latest Loewe campaign

(Relaxnews) – A brand ambassador for the luxury ready-to-wear label since 2012, the Spanish actress poses once again in the Spring-Summer 2014 campaign. It doesn’t take much to make Penelope Cruz look sexy and glamorous. Dressed in a simple trench coat, her hair slightly damp, the gorgeous brunette is simply stunning. One image from the […]

09.01.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Hollywood Stars, Home & Garden ·
Dane DeHaan shot by Annie Leibovitz for Prada

Dane DeHaan shot by Annie Leibovitz for Prada

(Relaxnews) – The Italian luxury brand has revealed its Spring-Summer 2014 menswear campaign. Up-and-coming young actor Dane DeHaan was photographed by famed portraitist Annie Leibovitz for the latest Pradamenswear advertising. DeHaan’s name is gaining fame as he recently starred alongside Bradley Cooper and Ryan Gosling in the 2013 hit “The Place Beyond the Pines” as well as […]

09.01.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Hollywood Stars ·
Miss Tourism 2013/2014 visits PHL Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, joins Embassy’s first flag ceremony for 2014

Miss Tourism 2013/2014 visits PHL Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, joins Embassy’s first flag ceremony for 2014

The Philippine Embassy in Kuala Lumpur’s first flag-raising ceremony for the year was made extra-special, as Miss Tourism International 2013/2014 Angeli Dione Gomez was present with Embassy officers and staff, and members of the Filipino community. Accompanying her is D’Touch International Liaison Director Irene Liong.  The company is the organizer of the Miss Tourism International […]

09.01.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
PAGASA to use old list of cyclone names for 2014

PAGASA to use old list of cyclone names for 2014

MANILA (Mabuhay) — State weather forecasters are using a new old list of names for the cyclones that will enter the Philippine area of responsibility in 2014. While the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration’s 2014 list is different from that of last year, it has the same names as those in 2010. The […]

09.01.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Filipino films make waves in Palm Springs International Film Festival

Filipino films make waves in Palm Springs International Film Festival

By Fe P. Koons Palm Springs, CA – Three very moving Filipino films attracted audiences in the Palm Springs International Film Festival last weekend Jan. 3-5 at the Regal Cinema. Iloilo which garnered the Cannes D’Oro award for first time filmmakers at the Cannes packed the theater. Anthony Chen, director of the film revealed how […]

09.01.2014 · Filled under: Local News ·
Pechanga Resort & Casino New Membership Benefit and Upcoming Concert

Pechanga Resort & Casino New Membership Benefit and Upcoming Concert

New Membership Benefit If you are not yet a member of The Club at Pechanga, signing up is free and easy. Open to everyone 21 and older with valid ID, simply stop by the club desk and you will soon be on your way to accumulating valuable perks each time you play your favorite slots […]

09.01.2014 · Filled under: Happenings ·
‘Polar vortex’ slams US with record cold weather

‘Polar vortex’ slams US with record cold weather

By Mira Oberman CHICAGO  (AFP) – A “polar vortex” dropped over a huge section of the United States on Monday, sending temperatures plunging across the Midwest as the East Coast braced for the bitter Arctic blast. Meteorologists predicted the lowest temperatures in two decades in some areas of the country, with the mercury at -35 […]

07.01.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Regine for 2014: Look forward and be positive

Regine for 2014: Look forward and be positive

Regine Velasquez was beset with problems last year, including her father having been hospitalized for sometime. The singer acknowledged that her bout with seeming negativity “overshadowed” some of the more beautiful things that happened in her life in 2013. “Hindi ko alam kung ano ‘yung magandang bagay na nangyari sa akin, marami naman, kaya lang […]

07.01.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
PHL economy to grow 7-7.5% in 2014 – Metrobanks FMIC

PHL economy to grow 7-7.5% in 2014 – Metrobanks FMIC

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Despite the natural calamities last year, higher spending by the government and private sectors to fund the reconstruction of damaged areas will sustain the growth momentum this year, First Metro Investment Corp., the investment banker of the Metrobank Group said Monday. While the Philippines suffered the devastation wreaked by storms and earthquakes, […]

07.01.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Jaeger-LeCoultre presents Valentine’s Day edition of Rendez-Vous watch

Jaeger-LeCoultre presents Valentine’s Day edition of Rendez-Vous watch

(Relaxnews) – For Valentine’s Day, the Swiss watch maker has presented an exceptionally romantic version of its Rendez-Vous watch with a red patent leather strap. In addition to its bright red color symbolizing passion, this limited edition strap has a small, secret pouch designed to hold a tiny letter. For an unforgettable gift, the giver […]

07.01.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Holidays, Home & Garden, Valentine's Day ·