Ogie, Regine concert in Dubai cancelled

Ogie, Regine concert in Dubai cancelled

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — An upcoming concert of celebrity couple Ogie Alcasid and Regine Velasquez in Dubai has been cancelled. In her official Twitter account, Velasquez’s sister Cacai Mitra blamed the cancellations on the promoters of the Dubai show. “This is to inform everyone that the show Mr & Mrs A on July 5, 2013 in […]

27.06.2013 · Filled under: Filipino Stars, Music ·
Tableware colour influences food flavour, study

Tableware colour influences food flavour, study

(PARIS, France-AFP) – British hospitals use red trays in a programme to combat malnutrition, but may have chosen the worst possible colour, according to a study Wednesday linking the tinge of tableware to food enjoyment. Researchers from the University of Oxford contributed data to the growing body of evidence that the colour, size, weight and […]

27.06.2013 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Treaty to be signed giving blind better access to books

Treaty to be signed giving blind better access to books

(RABAT-AFP) – A long-awaited international treaty that would give hundreds of millions of blind and visually impaired people better access to books is to be signed Thursday, according to the organisers of a conference in Morocco. Hundreds of delegates from the World Intellectual Property Organization’s 186 member countries gathered in the central city of Marrakesh […]

27.06.2013 · Filled under: Books, Health & Fitness, International Stars, World News ·
First Repetto perfume to be released on July 1

First Repetto perfume to be released on July 1

(Relaxnews) – Announced at the end of 2011, the first fragrance by Repetto will be in stores on Monday, July 1. This precious scent is inspired by the movements, curves and elegance of ballerinas. After revealing its first ready-to-wear collection in 2012, the brand — originally specialized in ballet shoes — is releasing this fragrance […]

27.06.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
New designer drugs multiplying, testing authorities: UN

New designer drugs multiplying, testing authorities: UN

(VIENNA-AFP) – New drugs marketed as “legal highs” and “designer drugs” are emerging fast and in great numbers, and authorities are struggling to keep up, a new UN report warned Wednesday. So-called new psychoactive substances (NPS), often sold under harmless names like spice, bath salts or herbal incense, posed a serious health risk although they […]

27.06.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Doctor claims breakthrough in race for spinal ‘cure’

Doctor claims breakthrough in race for spinal ‘cure’

(HONG KONG-AFP) – A leading researcher into severe spinal cord injuries on Wednesday said trials for stem-cell therapy showed groundbreaking results in giving immobile patients the ability to walk again. After progress in a second round of tests using stem cells to regrow nerve fibres, the China Spinal Cord Injury Network (ChinaSCINet) has applied for […]

27.06.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Science & Technology ·
GQ magazine to open restaurant and bar in Dubai

GQ magazine to open restaurant and bar in Dubai

(Relaxnews) – Men’s lifestyle magazine GQ is poised to open a sleek new restaurant inside the world’s tallest hotel in in Dubai. After opening the Vogue Cafe at The Dubai Mall in May — likewise the largest shopping center in the world — Condé Nast International has set its sights on planting another flag at […]

27.06.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, International Stars ·
Highlights of the splashy new LAX terminal

Highlights of the splashy new LAX terminal

(Relaxnews) – When the Los Angeles International Airport opens its newly renovated terminal to the public later this summer, passengers will travel through one of the most technologically advanced and splashiest airports in North America. During a recent preview of the Tom Bradley International Terminal, 10,000 Angelenos got a taste of the $1.9 billion overhaul […]

27.06.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Science & Technology, Videos ·
Strong start for ‘Under the Dome’ in the US

Strong start for ‘Under the Dome’ in the US

(Relaxnews) – Based on the book by Stephen King, this CBS mini-series earned 13.5 million viewers for its premiere on June 24. The start is especially strong for a summer series. In comparison, the season premiere of “Elementary” was watched by 13.4 million Americans on CBS back in September before it became part of the […]

27.06.2013 · Filled under: Books, Hollywood Stars ·
New US exhibit to show Magritte’s surreal turn

New US exhibit to show Magritte’s surreal turn

(NEW YORK-AFP) – A new exhibition focused on Belgian painter Rene Magritte’s embrace of surrealism will visit museums in Chicago, Houston and the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, organizers said Tuesday. “Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary, 1926-1938″ groups some 80 paintings, collages, photographs and objects, and will be at the MoMA […]

27.06.2013 · Filled under: Art, Destinations ·
Meet the Umeox X5, the world’s thinnest smartphone – but for how long?

Meet the Umeox X5, the world’s thinnest smartphone – but for how long?

(Relaxnews) – The last handset to hold the record, Huawei’s Ascend P6, did so for just seven days before it was knocked off its perch. Proving that a week is a very long time in technology, it has taken just seven days for a company to launch a phone to rival the Huawei Ascend P6, […]

27.06.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Science & Technology ·
US high court gives major victory to gay couples

US high court gives major victory to gay couples

By Chantal Valery WASHINGTON, June 26, 2013 (AFP) – In a huge victory for gays and lesbians, the US Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down a law denying federal benefits to homosexual couples and cleared the way for same-sex marriage in California. Cheers rang out among the estimated 1,000 supporters of same-sex marriage who gathered under brilliant sunshine outside […]

26.06.2013 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Southeast Asian Events June – September 2013

Southeast Asian Events June – September 2013

Southeast Asia in Southern California: Events Calendar   Presentations, Conferences, Performances, Festivals, and More… (Films and Exhibitions Below) Saturday, June 22, 2013 Traditional Jewelry of Burma and the Golden Triangle 11 AM – 12 PM Norma Kershaw Auditorium Bowers Museum 2002 North Main Street Santa Ana, CA 92706 Free and open to the public. Web […]

26.06.2013 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Domesticated dinosaurs in ‘Jurassic Park 4′

Domesticated dinosaurs in ‘Jurassic Park 4′

(Relaxnews) – Back on Isla Nublar with velociraptors and underwater dinosaurs: rumors about the fourth chapter of Jurassic Park are already spreading on Joblo.com. The film is expected to take place on Isla Nublar — the fictional island setting of the first movie released in 1993 — where the dinosaur park will be safer, properly […]

26.06.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars ·
US’s ‘Sunshine State’ is water park capital of world

US’s ‘Sunshine State’ is water park capital of world

(Relaxnews) – Four of the top 20 water parks in the world can be found in Florida, including the most visited site in the world. According to the 2012 Theme Index prepared by Themed Entertainment Association, Typhoon Lagoon at Disney World received the most visitors last year at 2.1 million guests, a two percent spike […]

26.06.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Online ·
Google takes viewers to top of the world’s tallest building

Google takes viewers to top of the world’s tallest building

(Relaxnews) – Don’t think you’ll be making a trip to Dubai anytime soon? No need to fret, as Google’s latest Street View project gives armchair travelers 360-degree views of the city from the tallest building in the world. If you suffer from vertigo, it’s perhaps the best way to experience the Burj Khalifa, one of […]

26.06.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Online, Videos ·
Olympics: Open race for 2020 Games after IOC report

Olympics: Open race for 2020 Games after IOC report

(PARIS-AFP) – All three cities bidding for the right to host the 2020 Summer Olympics declared themselves happy after the release on Tuesday of the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) Evaluation Commission report. The Commission, headed by IOC vice-president Craig Reedie, were unanimous in their opinion that all three candidates, Istanbul, Madrid and Tokyo could host […]

26.06.2013 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation ·
Trailer: One Direction in ‘This Is Us’

Trailer: One Direction in ‘This Is Us’

(Relaxnews) – A new trailer for “One Direction: This Is Us” offers a peek at the lives of Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson. TriStar used the group’s Vevo channel to unveil this trailer from the highly anticipated movie looking at the worldwide phenomenon that is boyband One Direction. The group’s […]

26.06.2013 · Filled under: Film, International Stars, Music, Videos ·
Star power: Depp, Cruise hail producer Bruckheimer

Star power: Depp, Cruise hail producer Bruckheimer

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Johnny Depp and Tom Cruise hailed veteran producer Jerry Bruckheimer on Monday, as the man behind “Top Gun” and “Pirates of the Caribbean” got a star on Hollywood’s storied Walk of Fame. The A-listers joined Bruckheimer at a ceremony adding his name on the famous stretch of Hollywood Boulevard sidewalk, which is […]

26.06.2013 · Filled under: Hollywood Stars ·
Melting ice pulls Norway closer to Asia

Melting ice pulls Norway closer to Asia

(KIRKENES-AFP) – The town of Kirkenes in northernmost Norway used to be further away from Asia than virtually any other European port, but it suddenly seems a lot closer. The reason: Global warming. Melting ice has opened up the Northern Sea Route along Russia’s Arctic coastline, changing international trade patterns in profound ways — even […]

26.06.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Environment ·