Paris police boost efforts to protect tourists

Paris police boost efforts to protect tourists

(PARIS-AFP) – Paris police said Wednesday they would deploy more officers to protect tourists against pickpockets and launch an awareness campaign to fight fake charity organisations targeting visitors. The efforts come in the wake of several incidents that have tarnished the image of Paris — the world’s most visited city — including the brief closing […]

15.05.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, World News ·
Restaurant meals pack calorie punch: studies

Restaurant meals pack calorie punch: studies

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – A single meal at a North American restaurant may contain more than half the calories the average person needs for the whole day, according to research published Monday in a leading US medical journal. Researchers from the University of Toronto sampled hundreds of meals at 19 chain sit-down restaurants and found that average […]

15.05.2013 · Filled under: Food & Dining ·
Gatsby star treads in Fitzgerald’s footsteps

Gatsby star treads in Fitzgerald’s footsteps

(CANNES, France-AFP) – When Leonardo DiCaprio, the star of the latest big screen adaptation of “The Great Gatsby”, arrives at the Cannes Film Festival this week, he will be following in the footsteps of author F.Scott Fitzgerald. The Jazz Age writer spent a number of years in France including a spell on the Cote d’Azur […]

14.05.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
United to resume Dreamliner flights May 20

United to resume Dreamliner flights May 20

(NEW YORK-AFP) – United Airlines said Monday that it would resume Boeing 787 Dreamliner flights this month after the troubled aircraft was modified to fix battery problems that led to a months-long grounding. United, the only US airline flying the Boeing 787, said it would restart domestic Dreamliner flights beginning May 20 on routes from […]

14.05.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, U.S. News ·
Sarah G. assures she won’t be linked to Bamboo

Sarah G. assures she won’t be linked to Bamboo

MANILA, May 11 (Mabuhay) — They may have vocal chemistry when performing but singer-actress Sarah Geronimo shrugged off suggestions of romance with her fellow “The Voice of the Philippines” coach Francisco “Bamboo” Manalac. Geronimo said: “Hindi [ako worried ma-link sa kanya]. Bakit naman? Wala naman dapat ika-link. Diyos ko, may asawa po ‘yung tao. Huwag […]

14.05.2013 · Filled under: Filipino Stars ·
Robert Downey Jr. to help out the ‘Chef’ in a culinary comedy

Robert Downey Jr. to help out the ‘Chef’ in a culinary comedy

(Relaxnews) – “Iron Man” Robert Downey Jr. has landed a supporting role in an indie film by Jon Favreau, who directed the first two episodes of the superhero saga, reports Variety magazine. The comedy project is about a cook who gets fired and bounces back by opening up his own food truck. In addition to […]

14.05.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Japan firms to build Mongolian international airport

Japan firms to build Mongolian international airport

(TOKYO-AFP) – Two Japanese companies said Monday they will build Mongolia’s second international airport as Tokyo steps up business ties with the mineral-rich country. Trading house Mitsubishi Corp and engineering firm Chiyoda Corp said in a statement that they had been awarded the construction contract worth 50 billion yen ($493 million) by the Civil Aviation […]

14.05.2013 · Filled under: Asian News, Destinations ·
Angelina Jolie: I had double mastectomy

Angelina Jolie: I had double mastectomy

(NEW YORK-AFP) – Angelina Jolie revealed Tuesday that she has undergone a preventive double mastectomy to reduce her risk of contracting breast cancer. Jolie said she was speaking out to encourage other women with a family history of cancer — her mother died of it age 56 — to seek out information from doctors and […]

14.05.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Hollywood Stars ·
New challenges for Kaye Abad, Denise Laurel in ‘Annaliza’

New challenges for Kaye Abad, Denise Laurel in ‘Annaliza’

MANILA, May 11 (Mabuhay) – ACTRESSES Denise Laurel and Kaye Abad are set to star opposite each other in the upcoming ABS-CBN series “Annaliza.” After the success of their respective teleseryes, Denise’s “Precious Hearts Romances Present: Paraiso” and Kaye’s “Angelito: Ang Bayong Yugto,” the two will play characters different from their usual roles on television. From […]

13.05.2013 · Filled under: Filipino Stars ·
PNoy uses kodigo to ensure 12-0 vote for team

PNoy uses kodigo to ensure 12-0 vote for team

TARLAC CITY, May 13 (Mabuhay) — President Aquino brought with him a sample ballot and used it as his “kodigo” (guide) when he cast his vote. Speaking to reporters, Aquino said he wanted to make sure that he voted for all the candidates of the administration senatorial slate. Aquino disclosed that he voted 12-0 in […]

13.05.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
‘Iron Man 3′ and ‘Gatsby’ kill at US box office

‘Iron Man 3′ and ‘Gatsby’ kill at US box office

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Super-hero blockbuster sequel “Iron Man 3″ stayed on top at the US box office after it’s mega debut a week earlier — but “The Great Gatsby” was also a power player, industry estimates showed Sunday. On its second weekend in US theaters, “Iron Man 3,” starring Robert Downey Jr as the title […]

13.05.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Health and fitness agenda: International AIDS Candlelight Memorial Day

Health and fitness agenda: International AIDS Candlelight Memorial Day

(Relaxnews) – This month the world lights candles to honor the 30th anniversary of International AIDS Candlelight Memorial Day. International AIDS Candlelight Memorial Day May 19 Worldwide The 30th Annual International AIDS Candlelight Memorial Day is the largest grassroots movement against the disease and is intended to create awareness and hope with a single gesture: […]

13.05.2013 · Filled under: Happenings, Health & Fitness ·
Eating at Subway nearly as calorific as McDonald’s: study

Eating at Subway nearly as calorific as McDonald’s: study

(Relaxnews) – Think Subway is the lesser of fast food evils? Think again. A new US study has found that teens consumed nearly as many calories at the sandwich shop chain as they did when they ate at McDonald’s. It’s a finding that may take the steam out of Subway’s marketing pitch as the healthier, […]

13.05.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Lamborghini’s latest display of hedonism

Lamborghini’s latest display of hedonism

(Relaxnews) – Built to commemorate Lamborghini’s 50th anniversary, the Egoista is rather aptly named. Unveiled in Sant’Agata Bolognese by its creator, Volkswagen’s head of design, Walter De Silva, the Egoista doesn’t so much whisper “look at me” as it does scream it at decibel levels dangerous to the human ear. “This is a car made […]

13.05.2013 · Filled under: Motoring ·
Films in the running for Cannes festival Palme d’Or

Films in the running for Cannes festival Palme d’Or

(PARIS-AFP) – Twenty films will go head to head in the race for the Palme d’Or at the May 15-26 Cannes Film Festival.   Here are the films chosen to compete before the jury headed by US director Steven Spielberg, with English titles where cited by organisers: – “Un Chateau en Italie”, Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi – […]

13.05.2013 · Filled under: Film, International Stars ·
US Air Force removes 17 nuclear missile officers

US Air Force removes 17 nuclear missile officers

WASHINGTON  (AFP) – The US Air Force has relieved 17 officers of their responsibilities for the control of intercontinental nuclear missiles, a military spokesman said Wednesday, citing a poor performance review. Although individual officers have sometimes lost their certification to control and launch missiles, the removal of so many at once is “unprecedented,” Lieutenant Colonel […]

12.05.2013 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Havana Bay slowly reclaims historic splendor

Havana Bay slowly reclaims historic splendor

(HAVANA-AFP) – Pelicans and their prey are back in Havana Bay in a sign that efforts to clean up the historic and once splendid port of the Cuban capital are paying off. “They disappeared long ago but because of the cleanup the fish have returned — and therefore so have the pelicans,” said fisherman Eduardo […]

12.05.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Environment ·
Olympics: Tokyo bid prepared for every twist and turn – Interview

Olympics: Tokyo bid prepared for every twist and turn – Interview

PARIS-AFP) – Robert Baden-Powell founder of the Scout Movement is not a name normally associated with bids to host the greatest sporting event in the world the Olympic Games but its motto ‘Be Prepared’ is one the Tokyo bid have adopted thanks to their chief executive Masato Mizuno. Mizuno, who in 2011 stepped down from […]

12.05.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Sports & Recreation ·
Global tourism comes to ‘Civilization V’

Global tourism comes to ‘Civilization V’

(Relaxnews) – A new expansion for pre-eminent empire-building computer game “Civilization V” will include a series premiere for the economic and cultural benefits of tourism. According to the “Civilization” formula as expounded in the sim’s July add-on “Brave New World,” dominance over other nations need not be of the military persuasion — cultivating a rich […]

12.05.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Videos ·
Medieval crown jewels on display at Prague castle

Medieval crown jewels on display at Prague castle

(PRAGUE-AFP) – The Czech crown jewels went on show at Prague castle Friday, in a rare public display for the 700-year-old items that are pulled out only on special occasions. The medieval works of art consist of a gold crown decorated with 96 precious stones including rubies and sapphires, along with a sceptre, royal orb […]

11.05.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, World News ·