PHL on its way to rice self-sufficiency: Aquino

PHL on its way to rice self-sufficiency: Aquino

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – President Benigno S. Aquino III on Monday outlined the achievements and on-going initiatives like inter-cropping and ramping up infrastructure spending to drive much needed development in the agriculture sector. In his State of the Nation Address  (SONA) before the 16th Congress, Aquino said the sector which grew by 3.3 percent in the […]

25.07.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Toyota’s two-wheel ‘mobility robot’ finally takes to the streets

Toyota’s two-wheel ‘mobility robot’ finally takes to the streets

(Relaxnews) – It’s only taken five years but the Winglet, Toyota’s answer to the Segway, is finally ready for public testing with the hopes of an official launch in 2016. First announced way back in 2008, the Toyota Winglet is described by its makers as a “mobility assistance robot” and, like its US counterpart, is […]

25.07.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Motoring, Science & Technology, Videos ·
Top iPad apps: Despicable Me: Minion Rush, Tetris Blit

Top iPad apps: Despicable Me: Minion Rush, Tetris Blit

(Relaxnews) – Around the world, Despicable Me: Minion Rush remains popular with iPad users in the UK and USA. In France, meanwhile, a modern and extreme version of the classic game Tetris is proving popular. Details of these and other top free iPad applications by country for the week, by number of downloads, recorded on […]

25.07.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Games, Online, Science & Technology ·
First look: Dior fall-winter campaign

First look: Dior fall-winter campaign

(Relaxnews) – Titled “An Aura of Mystery,” the Parisian luxury house has unveiled its latest advertising campaign. With confrontational stares and powerful, self-possessed poses, this season’s Dior woman is dressed in Raf Simons’s thoroughly modern reimagining of the first half of the 20th century. Photographed by fellow Belgian Willy Vanderperre, the domestic setting also comes with an […]

25.07.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Online ·
‘Poltergeist’ remake finds its leading lady

‘Poltergeist’ remake finds its leading lady

(Relaxnews) – Rosemarie DeWitt has been cast in the leading female role in a modern version of the 1982 thriller, Deadline.com reports. The actress, whose films include “Rachel Getting Married” and the recent “promised Land” and who is known to TV audiences through “Mad Men,” will play the mother of a family whose new house […]

25.07.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Chanel shimmers with new lip colors

Chanel shimmers with new lip colors

(Relaxnews) – The French luxury brand’s new Moiré Le Rouge collection features iridescent colors for bold and seductive lips. The collection, which aims to embody unabashed femininity, is part of the “Chanel Rouge” trio of lip color ranges. The shades in this newest line stand out for their shimmery, pearlescent luster. In campaigns advertising the […]

25.07.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
Terry Richardson shoots shoes for Aldo

Terry Richardson shoots shoes for Aldo

(Relaxnews) – The Canadian brand has hired the oft-controversial photographer for a new campaign titled ‘Give Me Aldo’. What happened to hell-raising fashion photographer Terry Richardson? The 47-year-old snapper, who has regularly courted controversy for his raunchy nudes seems to be getting more and more traditional. Recent work includes photographing Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, the wife of […]

25.07.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, International Stars, Online ·
Sipping on summer: Mixologist Jim Meehan’s The Algonquin

Sipping on summer: Mixologist Jim Meehan’s The Algonquin

(Relaxnews) – To celebrate the full bloom of summer, two of the world’s top mixologists share their best “summer-in-a-glass” cocktail recipes for sipping languidly on a hot day and clinking with friends and loved ones. Every week throughout the summer, New York mixologist Jim Meehan, the man behind underground speakeasy PDT(short for Please Don’t Tell), and […]

25.07.2013 · Filled under: Books, Food & Dining, International Stars ·
Michelle Williams for Louis Vuitton

Michelle Williams for Louis Vuitton

(Relaxnews) – The Academy Award-nominated actress makes her debut as the new face of the brand’s luxury accessories. Perhaps best known for her role in the 2005 hit “Brokeback Mountain,” the 32-year-old has never previously appeared in a major fashion campaign despite her strong red-carpet pedigree. Photographed by Peter Lindbergh, the actress leans on vintage Louis […]

25.07.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Hollywood Stars ·
‘Gran Turismo’ pulls up to the cinema screen

‘Gran Turismo’ pulls up to the cinema screen

(Relaxnews) – The long-running series of motor racing games is being adapted for the movies, according to TheWrap.com. Specializing in putting drivers behind the wheel of high-powered vehicles and more reasonably prices cars since 1997, “Gran Turismo” is rumored to be headed to film with the producers of “Fifty Shades of Grey,” Dana Brunetti and […]

25.07.2013 · Filled under: Film, Games, International Stars, Science & Technology ·
Good sleep gives you younger-looking skin: study

Good sleep gives you younger-looking skin: study

(Relaxnews) – Want better, younger looking skin? Get better sleep, a new study finds. In a small study at University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio, poor sleepers were found “to show increased signs of skin aging and slower recovery from a variety of environmental stressors,” such as ultraviolet radiation, the researchers said. The study, […]

24.07.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Health & Fitness, Science & Technology ·
Minnie Mouse covers Love Magazine

Minnie Mouse covers Love Magazine

(Relaxnews) – The famous Disney star is on the cover of the fashion magazine’s fifth anniversary issue. The other covers feature a gaggle of standout young British models: Cara Delevingne, Edie Campbell, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Georgia May Jagger, alongside Japanese newcomer Chiharu Okunugi. The colorful images were shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott to […]

24.07.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, International Stars ·
Swiss scientists make microchips that mimic the brain

Swiss scientists make microchips that mimic the brain

(GENEVA-AFP) – Researchers in Switzerland say they have made microchips that imitate the way our brains process information, unlocking some of the mystery around how the world’s most efficient computer functions. Scientists at the University of Zurich and ETH Zurich, together with colleagues in Germany and the United States, created electronic systems comparable to a […]

24.07.2013 · Filled under: Science & Technology ·
In Europe, working women still do most of the housework: study

In Europe, working women still do most of the housework: study

(Relaxnews) – Working women in Europe are still serving double-duty at home by taking on most of the housework, a large-scale new study finds. On July 22, the Economic and Social Research Council released new data drawn from 250,000 interviews in 30 countries over the last decade. Women reported that they often feel that their […]

24.07.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Brits raise a pint to the royal baby with the “Heir Raiser”

Brits raise a pint to the royal baby with the “Heir Raiser”

(Relaxnews) – It didn’t take long for a brewery in England to release a beer in honor of the newest addition to the royal family. The name? “Heir Raiser.” Like the rest of the world — and its savvy entrepreneurs – McMullen & Sons brewery in Hertford waited “eagerly” for the birth of the baby before releasing […]

24.07.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, International Stars, Offbeat ·
P-Noy lauds devotion, courage of Filipino soldiers

P-Noy lauds devotion, courage of Filipino soldiers

MANILA, July 22 (Mabuhay) — For serving with courage and devotion in the remotest section of the country, President Benigno S. Aquino III Monday expressed his appreciation to the country’s soldiers serving in the three major service commands. Aquino praised the latter for their intense devotion in safeguarding the country. He added the Philippines has […]

23.07.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
No baby watch for Marian Rivera

No baby watch for Marian Rivera

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — “Pag buntis ako sasabihin ko at ipo-post ko sa Instagram ko,” the immediate reply of Kapuso primetime actress Marian Rivera when asked on pregnancy rumors. Marian said that if she’s indeed pregnant, she wouldn’t hide it from the press as it’s a blessing from the Lord. “Kung buntis man ang isang tao, […]

23.07.2013 · Filled under: Filipino Stars ·
Mercedes unveils luxury concept golf cart

Mercedes unveils luxury concept golf cart

(Relaxnews) – For golf fans craving a bit more luxury on the links, Mercedes has unveiled a new “Vision Golf Cart,” a concept golf cart of the future. Sketches for the new state-of-the-art fantasy cart were shown at the 2013 Open Championship in Scotland this past weekend. It was created by Mercedes-Benz’s head of design […]

23.07.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Motoring, Science & Technology, Sports & Recreation ·
Nike releases Rasheed Wallace Nike Air Force 1 sneakers

Nike releases Rasheed Wallace Nike Air Force 1 sneakers

(Relaxnews) – Nike Sportswear has just teamed up with American basketball star Rasheed Wallace to create a special edition of the Nike Air Force 1 HiCMFT, featuring colors inspired by the New York Knicks. While “Sheed” is not technically a Knick anymore, Nike is still serving up props to his 17-year playing career with the […]

23.07.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, International Stars, Sports & Recreation ·
Apple aims to revamp its Maps application to compete with Google

Apple aims to revamp its Maps application to compete with Google

(Relaxnews) – Apple recently announced its acquisition of HopStop and Locationary, two start-ups specializing in mapping and geolocation, with the hopes of improving its own mapping service, simply titled Maps. While currently undergoing a revamp for iOS 7 (expected for release this fall), Maps remains one of Apple’s weak points. To turn this around and provide a […]

23.07.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Destinations, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·