France okays home tests for HIV

France okays home tests for HIV

(PARIS-AFP) – Self-testing HIV kits will go on sale in France next year under a strategy aimed at reducing the spread of the virus causing AIDS, Health Minister Marisol Touraine said on Thursday. In-home tests will be available “for people who do not want to go to testing centres or hospitals” to learn about their […]

08.11.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, World News ·
Moto G to get Sao Paulo launch party

Moto G to get Sao Paulo launch party

(Relaxnews) – Motorola has chosen the Brazilian city as the venue for its latest global smartphone launch, which will be streamed live over the internet on November 13. Expected to be a budget version of the company’s US-only contextually aware Moto X smartphone, earlier leaks suggested that the handset would be arriving in Europe before […]

Prepare yourselves for folding screens and ‘fonblets’

Prepare yourselves for folding screens and ‘fonblets’

(Relaxnews) – Samsung sees a future world of flexible devices, ultra-high resolution displays and the growing importance of devices that offer the converged functionality of tablets and notebooks in a more mobile form. Speaking at a specially convened analysts event — its first in eight years — Samsung said that it is on track to […]

07.11.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Chinese consumers excited by wearable technology

Chinese consumers excited by wearable technology

(Relaxnews) – As enthusiasm for wearable technology begins to cool off in the US, demand for smart glasses and smartwatches is heating up in China — 90 percent of consumers are aware of the devices and 70 percent would buy one. A Baidu study shows that almost three quarters of Chinese consumers are interested in […]

07.11.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
US regulators move to ban trans fat from foods

US regulators move to ban trans fat from foods

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – US regulators on Thursday took steps to ban trans fat from processed foods like microwave popcorn and frozen pizzas, saying the artery-clogging oils are not safe for humans to eat. “Partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs), the primary dietary source of artificial trans fat in processed foods, are not ‘generally recognized as safe’ for use […]

07.11.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Nestlé to speed salt reductions in foods around the globe

Nestlé to speed salt reductions in foods around the globe

(Relaxnews) – Nestlé, the world’s largest food and drink company, announced this week its plans to accelerate the reduction of salt across its brands around the world in an effort to support a World Health Organization salt intake target. The United Nations agency now recommends that people consume no more than five grams of salt […]

07.11.2013 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Robert Pattinson joining Benedict Cumberbatch in ‘Lost City of Z’

Robert Pattinson joining Benedict Cumberbatch in ‘Lost City of Z’

(Relaxnews) – The British star has reportedly landed a role in this jungle adventure drama, a Brad Pitt production slated to be directed by James Gray. According to Hollywood trade magazine “Screen,” Robert Pattinson will appear in the forthcoming adventure movie “Lost City of Z,” which has been in the making since 2009. No details […]

07.11.2013 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
December 2015 release for new ‘Star Wars’ film

December 2015 release for new ‘Star Wars’ film

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – “Star Wars” fans finally have a date for their diary after filmmakers announced a long-awaited new instalment of the iconic sci-fi franchise will be released on December 18, 2015. The announcement Thursday laid to rest reports suggesting that the film, announced last year for 2015, might be delayed after one of the […]

07.11.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Trailer: Colin Farrell in ‘Winter’s Tale’

Trailer: Colin Farrell in ‘Winter’s Tale’

(Relaxnews) – Warner Bros has unveiled the first trailer for “Winter’s Tale,” a romantic fantasy film based on the novel by Mark Helprin. Set in New York in 1916 and the present day, the film marks the directorial debut of Akiva Goldsman, who wrotes the screenplays for “A Beautiful Mind” and “The Da Vinci Code.” […]

07.11.2013 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Google ends mystery: barge to be ‘interactive space’

Google ends mystery: barge to be ‘interactive space’

(SAN FRANCISCO-AFP) – Google ended nearly two weeks of speculation about an enormous floating barge in San Francisco Bay, saying it would be “an interactive space” for learning about technology. A Google spokesperson dismissed wild conjecture about the barge, which was spotted last month by the technology news blog CNET, which spurred rumors by calling […]

Hotel-malls allow guests to shop ’til they drop

Hotel-malls allow guests to shop ’til they drop

(Relaxnews) – It’s the ideal scenario for jetsetting shopaholics: skip into a Louis Vuitton store or Zara one minute, and into your hotel room the next. Or at least, within the next five to ten. In a growing trend emerging out of the Middle East, hotel developers are partnering with major shopping centers to build […]

07.11.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden ·
Adidas launches samba-inspired football boot collection

Adidas launches samba-inspired football boot collection

(Relaxnews) – Gearing up for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil, Adidas has just unveiled a new collection of samba-inspired football boots (or soccer cleats) to celebrate the host nation — and all the stars are wearing them. Adidas says that the new collection marks the start of the brand’s “All in or Nothing” campaign, […]

Versace gets real for Real Madrid

Versace gets real for Real Madrid

(Relaxnews) – A new agreement signed between the fashion house and the Spanish football giants will see Versace outfitting all of Real Madrid’s players, coach, management and technical staff. The players and staff at Real Madrid Club de Futbol have had a fashionable new surprise: a new formalwear wardrobe designed exclusively for them by Italian […]

07.11.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, International Stars, Sports & Recreation ·
New service offers fitness coaching via Skype, email

New service offers fitness coaching via Skype, email

(Relaxnews) – Having trouble sticking with your exercise routine? If so, a new online fitness coaching program called Sessions can give you access to trainers via Skype, texting, and email. Sessions, which just launched commercially, pairs users with coaches who can help you improve your fitness via regular sit-downs via Skype to discuss your daily […]

07.11.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Online ·
Bea wants to buy apartment in New York

Bea wants to buy apartment in New York

After buying a new home, actress Bea Alonzo is setting her sights on another property. The Kapamilya star said she has always wanted to buy an apartment in New York. “Maya’t maya tumitingin ako, kaya lang hindi ko pa kaya. Pinapangarap ko talaga ‘yan, gusto ko ‘yung apartment na malaki ‘yung window, hanggang floor. Tapos […]

07.11.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Bands to play at Tribute Two The Beatles at Josephine’s in Cerritos November 24

Bands to play at Tribute Two The Beatles at Josephine’s in Cerritos November 24

Several bands, most of which are composed of Filipino-American rock artists, will play Beatles songs on November 24 during the Tribute Two The Beatles event at Josephine’s Bistro Restaurant in Cerritos, California. Organizers said performing bands will include Rocking Chair Band, No Dice Classic Rock, the so-called “Beatles of Pinas” the Rubbersounds, the “young Beatles” […]

07.11.2013 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Imelda Marcos ‘doing well’ despite hospitalization

Imelda Marcos ‘doing well’ despite hospitalization

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – It was the 10-hour trip by land from Ilocos to Manila that exhausted former first lady and now Ilocos Rep. Imelda Marcos which led to her confinement in a hospital in Taguig, her chief of staff said Monday. “Ten hour trip kasi ‘yun. Natagtag siya sa biyahe. ‘Yung [fatigue] lang naman ang […]

07.11.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
‘Virtual’ Filipina girl IDs 1,000 pedophiles

‘Virtual’ Filipina girl IDs 1,000 pedophiles

THE HAGUE (AFP) – A Dutch rights group said Monday it had identified over 1,000 pedophiles around the world by offering online sex with a computer-generated 10-year-old Filipina girl called Sweetie. Terre des Hommes Netherlands has now handed over to police the identities of over 1,000 adults who were willing to pay children in developing […]

07.11.2013 · Filled under: World News ·
Nurses Can Immigrate without a Job Offer

Nurses Can Immigrate without a Job Offer

By Atty. Henry Moyal The response has been overwhelming. Nurses from all over the world, including Libya, Sri Lanka and France have expressed an interest in the new Quebec Program for Nurses that was recently announced by the Canadian Government. The details of the program were featured in an earlier article but it seems that […]

06.11.2013 · Filled under: Legal Matters ·
Priyanka Chopra poses in latest Guess campaign

Priyanka Chopra poses in latest Guess campaign

(Relaxnews) – The international ready-to-wear brand chose the Indian actress, named Miss World in 2000, as the face of its Guess Holiday 2013 campaign. The shapely brunette posed for the Canadian musician-turned-photographer Bryan Adams in a Mediterranean style villa. The black and white photos reveal Priyanka Chopra’s natural beauty and glamour, as she wears a […]

06.11.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Home & Garden ·