Fresh fruit helps prevent diabetes, fruit juice boosts risk

Fresh fruit helps prevent diabetes, fruit juice boosts risk

(PARIS-AFP) – Eating whole fresh fruit, especially blueberries, grapes, apples and pears, is linked to a lower risk of Type 2 diabetes, but drinking fruit juice has the opposite effect, says a new study. British, US and Singaporean researchers pored over data from three big investigations that took place in the United States over a […]

30.08.2013 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Flickr introduces photo filters, taking a cue from Instagram and Twitter

Flickr introduces photo filters, taking a cue from Instagram and Twitter

(Relaxnews) – Yahoo! continues to enhance its photo sharing platform, Flickr. After a complete revamp of Flickr’s interface and services last spring, Yahoo! has now added a photo filter option to the Flickr mobile app, allowing users to add a number of different special effects to their images. The popular photo-enhancing filters feature is now […]

30.08.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Top health/fitness apps: Zero Stress, HRV4 Training

Top health/fitness apps: Zero Stress, HRV4 Training

(Relaxnews) – Top health and fitness apps in iTunes charts in countries around the globe include an app for managing high-stress moments and another that checks if you’re overly zealous in your training. Here are details on a selection of top ten iTunes paid and free health and fitness apps by country/region for the week, […]

Sony equips NEX-5T hybrid camera with NFC chip

Sony equips NEX-5T hybrid camera with NFC chip

(Relaxnews) – Sony’s NEX-5T, a hybrid camera slated to launch this fall, stands out for its inclusion of an NFC chip, enabling a simple and quick way to connect with compatible terminals. The NEX-5T, Sony’s latest hybrid camera, packs a 16.1MP APS-C CMOS sensor, enabling video capture in Full HD with up to 1920×1280 pixels. […]

30.08.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology, Videos ·
Is the Neptune Pine the future direction for smartwatches?

Is the Neptune Pine the future direction for smartwatches?

(Relaxnews) – Available for pre-order now ahead of its official release in December, the Canadian-designed smartwatch offers a host of smart features and doesn’t need to be tethered to a smartphone. Priced at $335 with 16GB of storage and $395 for 32GB, the Neptune Pine manages to squeeze a mobile phone, web browser, dual cameras and a […]

30.08.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Music, Science & Technology ·
HTC reportedly developing its own operating system

HTC reportedly developing its own operating system

(Relaxnews) – HTC will develop its own proprietary operating system, the Wall Street Journal has reported. The software will be targeted specifically to the Chinese market. According to sources at the Wall Street Journal, the Taiwanese manufacturer has long contemplated launching a mobile operating system for the Chinese market. The software would have the advantage […]

30.08.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Science & Technology ·
Get your own Adidas 2013 Champions League match ball

Get your own Adidas 2013 Champions League match ball

(Relaxnews) – While fans buzz about Thursday’s UEFA Champions League group stage draw, they can also get their own versions of the official match ball for the 2013 tournament thanks to Adidas. While the iconic star shapes crisscrossing the ball remain, the rest of the design for the Finale 13 was inspired by the trophy […]

29.08.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·
Cara Delevingne to make video game debut

Cara Delevingne to make video game debut

(Relaxnews) – The fast-rising model is set to appear as a radio DJ in the latest installment of the popular video game “Grand Theft Auto.” A “Grand Theft Auto” release is normally one of the video games calendar’s biggest events, and a tie-in with one of fashion’s biggest names can only add to the excitement. […]

29.08.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Games, International Stars, Online ·
Lea recalls humiliation: I was called ‘bulok’

Lea recalls humiliation: I was called ‘bulok’

Before winning a Tony award and being dubbed a “Disney Legend,” Lea Salonga came at a crossroads in her career when she was humiliated in the presence of her colleagues as a 9-year-old. Now 42, the Broadway star recalled a “jarring” experience being called “bulok” by her director in a stage play. At the time, […]

29.08.2013 · Filled under: Filipino Stars, International Stars, Music ·
Porsche Design Sport unveils new gear for spring/summer 2014

Porsche Design Sport unveils new gear for spring/summer 2014

(Relaxnews) – Porsche Design Sport and Adidas have just unveiled their spring/summer 2014 collection, featuring a range of gear for golf, Nordic walking, and running for men and women. While the brand just launched a line of gym gear for women for this autumn, women can now expect golf and running outfits in the new […]

Scientists grow human brain tissue from stem cells

Scientists grow human brain tissue from stem cells

(PARIS-AFP) – Scientists said Wednesday they had used stem cells to grow primitive human brain tissue for use in studying disorders and early development of this most complex of organs. They used the cells to grow what they dubbed “cerebral organoids” — pea-sized blobs of 3D brain tissue in a Petri dish, with characteristics of […]

29.08.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Science & Technology ·
Venice hosts rare Leonardo drawings exhibition

Venice hosts rare Leonardo drawings exhibition

(VENICE-AFP) – Fifty-two drawings by Renaissance genius Leonardo da Vinci are going on show in Venice from Thursday, including the famous but rarely-seen Vitruvian Man charting the ideal proportions of the human body. The show in the city’s Galleria dell’Academia displays works from the museum’s own archives as well as from the collections of the […]

29.08.2013 · Filled under: Art, Destinations ·
France set for poor wine grape harvest

France set for poor wine grape harvest

(PARIS-AFP) – France is facing one of its poorest wine grape harvests in four decades, forecasts showed on Wednesday, due to a cold and rainy spring and severe hail storms. The 2013 harvest is expected to reach just 43.5 millions hectolitres — well below the 10-year average of 45.4 million, according forecasts from the FranceAgriMer […]

29.08.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
PHILIPPINE CONSUL GENERAL URGES FILIPINO CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE, PHILIPPINE FOOD IMPORTERS, CUSTOMS BROKERS AND FREIGHT FORWARDERS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA TO ATTEND ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION ON FOOD SAFETY ACT

PHILIPPINE CONSUL GENERAL URGES FILIPINO CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE, PHILIPPINE FOOD IMPORTERS, CUSTOMS BROKERS AND FREIGHT FORWARDERS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA TO ATTEND ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION ON FOOD SAFETY ACT

Los Angeles, 28 August 2013 – Philippine Consul General Ma. Hellen B. De La Vega welcomes the invitation extended by the Port of Los Angeles to hold a roundtable discussion on the proposed rules by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) of the Food Safety Act, which should […]

29.08.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
Young women who drink face higher breast cancer risk

Young women who drink face higher breast cancer risk

(WASHINGTON, District of Columbia-AFP) – Young women who drink alcohol every day may be raising significantly their risk of breast cancer, according to US research published Wednesday. Each alcoholic drink a woman takes daily from when her menstrual periods start until her first full-term pregnancy ups her lifetime risk of breast cancer by 13 percent, […]

29.08.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Travolta, Douglas line up for French seaside film fest

Travolta, Douglas line up for French seaside film fest

(CAEN, France / Calvados-AFP) – John Travolta, Nicolas Cage, Cate Blanchett and Michael Douglas are among the stars who will tread the red carpet at France’s 39th Deauville film festival, which kicks off Friday. The northern seaside resort’s annual celebration of American films will open with the screening of Steven Soderbergh’s “Behind the Candelabra”, which […]

29.08.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars ·
FilAm ARTS’ newest initiative, The Saysay Project, to be featured at FPAC

FilAm ARTS’ newest initiative, The Saysay Project, to be featured at FPAC

The Saysay Project, a new story-telling initiative from FilAm ARTS, will be prominently featured at the 22nd annual Festival of Philippine Arts & Culture (FPAC) at the all-new Saysay Pavilion. The word “Saysay” (pronounced sigh-sigh), is Tagalog for “having intrinsic value or meaning,” and “to declare.” The Saysay Project is open to all ages and […]

28.08.2013 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Clooney, Bullock space thriller opens Venice film fest

Clooney, Bullock space thriller opens Venice film fest

(VENICE-AFP) – Hollywood high-rollers George Clooney and Sandra Bullock kicked off the Venice film festival on Wednesday with a harrowing space drama that opens a line-up flush with gloomy tales. “Gravity”, a 3-D sci-fi thriller, sees Clooney and Bullock as astronauts who are flung into deep space when a debris shower destroys their shuttle. The […]

28.08.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars, International Stars ·
Experimental drug ‘cures’ hepatitis C in small trials

Experimental drug ‘cures’ hepatitis C in small trials

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – An experimental drug combination cured 70 percent of patients with hepatitis C in early trials, offering hope of a simpler remedy for the chronic liver disease, US researchers said Tuesday. The phase II trial described in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) studied the effectiveness and safety of an experimental drug, […]

28.08.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Science & Technology ·
Scott Eastwood prepares for combat with Brad Pitt and Shia LaBeouf

Scott Eastwood prepares for combat with Brad Pitt and Shia LaBeouf

(Relaxnews) – Clint Eastwood’s son has joined the cast of “Fury,” a World War II film to be directed by David Ayer (“End of Watch”), Deadline.com reports. The 27-year old actor, who sometimes goes by the name Scott Reeves, will portray Sergeant Miles in the forthcoming feature, which follows five American soldiers aboard a tank […]

28.08.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars ·