‘Green’-tinted SUVs at Seoul Motor Show

‘Green’-tinted SUVs at Seoul Motor Show

(GOYANG, South Korea-AFP) – Gas-guzzling SUVs, eco-friendly electric cars and the odd brave attempt to marry the selling points of both are taking centre stage at the biennial Seoul Motor Show. Carmakers including Hyundai, Toyota, GM, BMW, Volkswagen and Ford are taking part in the 10-day event, with nine models making their global debut as […]

01.04.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Julio Iglesias: ‘I’m not in vogue, but I’m in demand’

Julio Iglesias: ‘I’m not in vogue, but I’m in demand’

(BEIJING-AFP) – Ageing Spanish crooner Julio Iglesias Monday said he may never be “in” but at least he can still draw a crowd, as he was given an award in Beijing as the world’s best-selling male Latin artist. The 69-year-old, who has sold more than 300 million records worldwide, was in China ahead of a […]

01.04.2013 · Filled under: International Stars, Music ·
What’s hot: parkour-specific gyms

What’s hot: parkour-specific gyms

(Relaxnews) – While the training ground for parkour, also known as free running, is typically urban cityscapes, the latest trend is parkour-specific gyms, where participants can leap, dive, and backflip with the safety of foam pits and padded mats, no matter what the weather is outside. The first New York City parkour gym, Bklyn Beast, just […]

01.04.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Health & Fitness, Videos ·
Gab Valenciano, Coleen Garcia call it quits

Gab Valenciano, Coleen Garcia call it quits

MANILA, Apr 1 (Mabuhay) — CONFLICTING priorities and fear of entering a long distance relationship have pushed television personalities Coleen Garcia and Gabriel Valenciano to end their one-year romance. Gab recently left for the United States to pursue a degree in music technology in Orlando, Florida. Before his trip, Coleen said that they ended the […]

01.04.2013 · Filled under: Filipino Stars ·
PHL presses for payment over damaged reef

PHL presses for payment over damaged reef

MANILA, March 31, 2013 (AFP) – The Philippines Sunday welcomed the removal of a US minesweeper that had been stuck on a protected coral reef for 10 weeks, but stressed that compensation must be paid for the environmental damage. Salvage crews contracted by the US Navy Saturday extracted the last remaining piece of the USS […]

01.04.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
PHL marks Easter with bloody mock crucifixions

PHL marks Easter with bloody mock crucifixions

By Noel Celis SAN FERNANDO, Philippines, March 29, 2013 (AFP) – Catholic zealots in the Philippines re-enacted the last hours of Jesus Christ on Good Friday, whipping their backs and nailing themselves to crosses in a grisly Easter ritual that persists despite Church disapproval. Foreign and local tourists flocked to the outskirts of the city […]

01.04.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
US sends destroyer off Korea coast: official

US sends destroyer off Korea coast: official

WASHINGTON, April 1, 2013 (AFP) – The United States has positioned near North Korea a destroyer capable of shooting down missiles in the latest military move amid a showdown with the communist state, an official said Monday. The USS Fitzgerald, which had sailed to South Korea as part of recent exercises, has been sent off […]

01.04.2013 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Rubio: No final agreement on immigration legislation yet

Rubio: No final agreement on immigration legislation yet

Washington, D.C., April 1 – U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) issued the following statement regarding the status of immigration reform legislation being developed in the Senate: “I’m encouraged by reports of an agreement between business groups and unions on the issue of guest workers. However, reports that the bipartisan group of eight senators have agreed on […]

01.04.2013 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
N. Korea declares ‘state of war’ with South

N. Korea declares ‘state of war’ with South

By Lim Chang-Won SEOUL, March 30, 2013 (AFP) – North Korea on Saturday declared it was in a “state of war” with South Korea and warned Seoul and Washington that any provocation would swiftly escalate into an all-out nuclear conflict. The United States said it took the announcement “seriously”, but noted it followed a familiar […]

01.04.2013 · Filled under: World News ·
YouTube shuts, Google sniffs, Twitter slims in April Fool gags

YouTube shuts, Google sniffs, Twitter slims in April Fool gags

(PARIS-AFP) – YouTube is shutting down, Twitter users have to pay for the use of vowels, and the new Google Nose search engine will bring a whiff of wet dog or daisies right to your computer or smartphone. Smells fishy? These Internet giants went all-out to try and bamboozle their users with April Fool’s gags […]

01.04.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Offbeat, Online ·
Solar-powered plane prepares for coast-to-coast US flight

Solar-powered plane prepares for coast-to-coast US flight

(MOUNTAIN VIEW, California-AFP) – A groundbreaking solar-powered Swiss aircraft is ready to make a coast-to-coast flight across the United States, its creators said Thursday. The experimental Solar Impulse plane, which has made several trips since its maiden flight in 2009, will take off on May 1 on a transcontinental tour split in five stages. “We […]

01.04.2013 · Filled under: Destinations ·
CAN’T MAKE ENDS MEET?

CAN’T MAKE ENDS MEET?

If expenses exceed income, and creditor calls become harassment calls, you need help. When it’s a choice of food on the table or paying late charges on credit card balances that never seem to get smaller, the thought of bankruptcy is worth considering. Many people still find themselves in this situation. Last year over 2 […]

01.04.2013 · Filled under: Legal Matters ·
Colina Cosmetics: The Colors of Spring

Colina Cosmetics: The Colors of Spring

There’s no stopping Colina Salon from its marketing ventures, this time the beauty experts of LA comes up with another name for its popular beauty product: THE COLINA COSMETICS.  This newly branded make up line promises real and true colors that LASTS for a long time: it can last the whole day.  Probably no touch […]

01.04.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Promotions, Services ·
Spas serving up celebrity secret to dewy skin: oxygen facials

Spas serving up celebrity secret to dewy skin: oxygen facials

(Relaxnews) – From spa treatments to moisturizers, oxygen is the latest buzzword. But does your skin need extra O2? Here’s the scoop on the newest luxury treatment popping up in spas around the globe: oxygen facials. Oxygen facials combat visible signs of aging, so the claim goes, linked to “poor conveyance of oxygen from subcutaneous […]

31.03.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Hollywood Stars ·
Chinese tourists lead the boom in Asian luxury shopping

Chinese tourists lead the boom in Asian luxury shopping

(Relaxnews) – A new report published by the HSBC group titled “The Bling Dynasty’ explores the growing dominance of Chinese tourists in several key Asian luxury markets. According to HSBC’s report, Chinese citizens will make 88 million trips out of the country this year, a figure set to grow to 155 million by 2020. The study explored […]

31.03.2013 · Filled under: Asian News, Destinations ·
The ‘Once Upon a Time’ spin-off finds its Alice

The ‘Once Upon a Time’ spin-off finds its Alice

(Relaxnews) – British actress Sophie Lowe has been cast as Alice in “Once: Wonderland”, a spin-off series of ”Once Upon a Time” that ABC hopes to launch in fall 2013. The actress will play Alice in the spin-off to be set in the famous Wonderland. The heroine’s close circle will inlcude Cyrus, with whom she will […]

31.03.2013 · Filled under: International Stars ·
Japan venture to bring electric tuk-tuks to Asia

Japan venture to bring electric tuk-tuks to Asia

(TOKYO-AFP) – A Japanese company is hoping to win a big slice of Asia’s tuk-tuk market, it said Wednesday, betting battery-operated buggies could cut burgeoning city pollution. “There is no single company in Asia that mass-produces electric bikes or tricycles,” said Terra Motors president Toru Tokushige. “I think it could have a big impact if […]

31.03.2013 · Filled under: Asian News, Destinations, Science & Technology ·
Magbabalik na sa Pechanga ang World Championship ng WCK Full Rules Muay Thai

Magbabalik na sa Pechanga ang World Championship ng WCK Full Rules Muay Thai

Ang World Championship Muay Thai, na itinatag ni Dennis Warner at In Sync Productions, ay magdaraos ng kanilang championship fight sa Abril 6, 2013 sa Pechanga Resort & Casino. Ang WCK Full Rules Muay Thai ay unang nagpalabas sa Pechanga Resort & Casino noong Hulyo 19, 2008 kung saan ay pumasok sa labanan ang tatlo […]

29.03.2013 · Filled under: Happenings, Sports & Recreation ·
Independent Mobile Gaming Awards: ‘The Walking Dead’ wins Grand Prix

Independent Mobile Gaming Awards: ‘The Walking Dead’ wins Grand Prix

(Relaxnews) – “The Walking Dead” adventure game has added a Grand Prix win at this week’s Independent Mobile Gaming Awards to its haul of accolades, while “The Room” was elected People’s Choice on Thursday. Ingenious, polished puzzler “The Room” was also recognized for its looks, clinching a category win for Excellence in Visuals. And while […]

29.03.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Games ·
US launches new anti-smoking offensive

US launches new anti-smoking offensive

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – US health officials launched a hard-hitting offensive Thursday aimed at slashing the numbers of smokers across the country following the success of a similar campaign last year. The new campaign encourages smokers to kick the habit with a series of adverts spotlighting the wrenching personal stories of individuals battling smoking-related illnesses or diseases. […]

29.03.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, U.S. News ·