Tourist numbers up in Brazil ahead of FIFA World Cup

Tourist numbers up in Brazil ahead of FIFA World Cup

(Relaxnews) – Last year, the number of tourists visiting Brazil grew by 4.5 percent, compared to 2011, according to the Brazilian tourism board, Embratur. In 2012, 5.7 million international tourists discovered this South American destination, representing a 4.5 percent increase in a year. Argentina remains the number one source of tourists, followed by North America […]

10.05.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Sports & Recreation ·
Lionel Messi biopic planned for 2014 World Cup

Lionel Messi biopic planned for 2014 World Cup

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – US filmmakers are to make a biopic about Argentinian football legend Lionel Messi, to be released around the time of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Beverly Hills-based Epic Pictures Group said it has acquired the rights to a biography of the Barcelona star, “Messi: The Inside Story of the Boy Who […]

10.05.2013 · Filled under: Film, Sports & Recreation ·
J.Crew creates CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Capsule

J.Crew creates CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Capsule

(Relaxnews) – American retailer J. Crew has teamed up with the winners of the CFDA/Vogue Fashion fund award for an exciting capsule collection. Greg Chait of The Elder Statesman, shoe designer Tabitha Simmons and jeweler Jennifer Meyer all took home top prizes at the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund awards late last year. The pieces are set […]

10.05.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
Google+ trends: Australia’s solar eclipse, Mother’s Day

Google+ trends: Australia’s solar eclipse, Mother’s Day

(Relaxnews) – On Friday, May 10, Google+ users in Australia are sharing pictures and news of the most recent solar eclipse while those in the US and elsewhere are looking forward to Mother’s Day. On Friday, May 10, residents of the Australian outback were lucky enough to witness a solar eclipse, the second in six […]

10.05.2013 · Filled under: Online ·
Toni: Distance won’t affect my relationship with Paul

Toni: Distance won’t affect my relationship with Paul

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — Television host and actress Toni Gonzaga is confident that distance will not affect her relationship with director Paul Soriano. Gonzaga said she understands that Soriano has to be away sometimes because of work. She said work schedules never became an issue for them because they are both in the entertainment industry. “Yun […]

09.05.2013 · Filled under: Filipino Stars, Film ·
DOE, Energy stakeholders Work on 100% Restoration of Power Supply in Luzon

DOE, Energy stakeholders Work on 100% Restoration of Power Supply in Luzon

The Department of Energy (DOE) would like to inform the public that power supply in Luzon was restored at 11:50 PM of May 8, 2013. This was made possible by the close coordination of the DOE, the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP), power generation companies, distribution utilities, and other energy agencies, in ensuring […]

09.05.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Keira Knightley afraid to tie the knot in ‘Laggies’

Keira Knightley afraid to tie the knot in ‘Laggies’

(Relaxnews) – English actress Keira Knightley will replace Anne Hathaway in “Laggies,” a dark comedy by Lynn Shelton (“Humpday”), announces Entertainment Weekly. Stepping in for Hathaway, who had to forego the role on account of scheduling conflicts, Knightley will be playing Megan, an eternal adolescent terrified of adulthood and its attendant responsibilities. When her boyfriend […]

09.05.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Too many US parents multitask while driving with kids: survey

Too many US parents multitask while driving with kids: survey

(Relaxnews) – From texting to putting their kids in the wrong size safety seat, many parents are putting their precious cargo at risk while behind the wheel, a new survey finds. Researchers from the University of Michigan in the US surveyed more than 600 parents to find out about their driving habits when traveling with […]

09.05.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Google to showcase new tablets and operating system update at May conference

Google to showcase new tablets and operating system update at May conference

(Relaxnews) – With one week to go until Google’s annual developers’ conference kicks off, the rumors surrounding new products, features and services is reaching fever pitch, and new tablets and an updated operating system are widely expected by those in the know. The Google I/O Developers Conference, which this year will be held in San Francisco […]

09.05.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Online, Science & Technology ·
Celebrating business and community partnerships: SCE hosts the 8th Annual Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month event

Celebrating business and community partnerships: SCE hosts the 8th Annual Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month event

IRWINDALE, Calif., May 3, 2013 — Celebrating business and community partnerships, Southern California Edison (SCE) hosted its eighth annual Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month celebration today, highlighting the company’s partnerships with local business customers and organizations. “SCE takes pride in cultivating relationships with diverse business customers and community organizations on energy conservation, supporting […]

09.05.2013 · Filled under: Environment, Services ·
Watchdogs say late release of source code illegal

Watchdogs say late release of source code illegal

MANILA, May 7 (Mabuhay) -– After complaining about the lack of a review of the precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machines, watchdog groups now believe the last minute release of the PCOS source code is illegal. Bobby M. Tuazon, co-convener of AES Watch and director for policy studies of the Center for People Empowerment in […]

09.05.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
SC bars mayor from public office for continued use of US passport

SC bars mayor from public office for continued use of US passport

MANILA, May 7 (Mabuhay) — For continuously using his US passport even after he renounced his US citizenship, the mayor of Kauswagan town in Lanao del Norte was not only removed from his post, he was also prevented from running in any local elective post by the Supreme Court. Voting 10-5, the Supreme Court has […]

09.05.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
New iPad Mini to debut this year: report

New iPad Mini to debut this year: report

(Relaxnews) – NPD Display Search reports that manufacturing and development are back on track and that a second generation iPad Mini, this time with a 300ppi+ display will be ready to launch in time for the holiday season. The upgrade will bring the small tablet in line with Apple’s iPhone 5 and latest full-size iPad, […]

09.05.2013 · Filled under: Science & Technology ·
Shaina Magdayao: I’m happy now

Shaina Magdayao: I’m happy now

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — ACTRESS Shaina Magdayao said she is now living a happy and contented life after her breakup last year with actor John Lloyd Cruz. Shaina travelled to Europe, particularly in Paris, Spain and Italy, during her birthday last November to give herself a break and to heal herself and to “wash away” her […]

09.05.2013 · Filled under: Filipino Stars ·
Lamborghini hits road on anniversary tour of Italy

Lamborghini hits road on anniversary tour of Italy

(MILAN-AFP) – Hundreds of luxury Lamborghini cars powered through Milan on Wednesday at the start of a tour of Italy to mark the 50th anniversary of the company, which started out making tractors. The 350 sleek roadsters with a combined horsepower of 190,000 formed a four-kilometre (2.5-mile) long convoy that began the tour from the […]

09.05.2013 · Filled under: Motoring ·
Ratatouille attraction planned for 2014 at Disneyland Paris

Ratatouille attraction planned for 2014 at Disneyland Paris

(Relaxnews) – As it announced its latest financial results Tuesday, Euro Disney confimed plans to open an attraction based on Ratatouille, the rat who would be chef, at the Walt Disney Studios Park in 2014.  The new attraction — which had long been the subject of rumors and was formally announced by Disney back in […]

09.05.2013 · Filled under: Destinations ·
OPAPP: Peace process with CPP/NPA/NDF should bring an end to violence

OPAPP: Peace process with CPP/NPA/NDF should bring an end to violence

Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Teresita Quintos Deles on Monday said that the peace process with the Communist Party of the Philippines/New People’s Army/National Democratic Front (CPP/NPA/NDF) should have a clear agenda for ending violence and bringing peace to the people. “Peace talks should have a clear relation to the reduction if not the […]

08.05.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Immigration reform to add $6.3-T to deficit

Immigration reform to add $6.3-T to deficit

WASHINGTON, May 6, 2013 (AFP) – Immigration reform to be debated in the US Congress would add $6.3 trillion to the deficit over the long term, a conservative think tank says in a study released Monday. The report by the Heritage Foundation was made public a day before the period opens for amendments to be […]

08.05.2013 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
VP Binay defends daughter, political dynasties

VP Binay defends daughter, political dynasties

NAGA CITY, May 6 (Mabuhay) – In defense of his daughter whose Senate candidacy has often been criticized, Vice President Jejomar Binay argued that there is nothing wrong with political dynasties. Speaking at a proclamation rally in Goa town on Sunday, Binay described his daughter, Nancy, as a victim of bad politics. Nancy, who has […]

08.05.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
PCs are becoming a touchy subject

PCs are becoming a touchy subject

(Relaxnews) – Announcements from Acer, Asus and even Bill Gates show that touch interface and price cuts are what will reinvigorate the personal computer market Although there is incredible competition between manufacturers within the global PC market, it appears that they all agree on one thing: that the future of personal computing will be on […]

08.05.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Science & Technology ·