First-ever space tourist plans Mars mission

First-ever space tourist plans Mars mission

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – The world’s first space tourist, US multimillionaire Dennis Tito, unveiled plans Wednesday to send a manned mission to Mars and back, targeting a launch date less than five years away. The two space travelers wouldn’t land on the Red Planet — or even enter its orbit — just fly through the vicinity and […]

28.02.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, U.S. News ·
World’s tallest hotel officially open for business

World’s tallest hotel officially open for business

(Relaxnews) – Dubai rolled out the red carpet Wednesday night for a roster of celebrities that included British singer Leona Lewis to help open the tallest hotel in the world. In a city already oozing with glitz and glamour, the opening party for the JW Marriott Marquis Dubai amped up the voltage escorting 1,200 party guests into […]

28.02.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, International Stars, Videos ·
Travelers name Disney Fantasy world’s best cruise experience

Travelers name Disney Fantasy world’s best cruise experience

(Relaxnews) – The newest addition to Disney’s fleet of luxury cruise ships that can accommodate 4,000 people and counts 14 towering decks dominated a readers’ choice poll of the world’s best cruise ships. According to readers of Cruise Critic – an offshoot of TripAdvisor – the Disney Fantasy is the best in class when it comes to […]

28.02.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Photos ·
Trailer: ‘Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2′

Trailer: ‘Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2′

(Relaxnews) – Food will threaten the world in this sequel to the 2009 animated comedy. Yahoo!Movies got the trailer exclusive. Brilliant inventor Flint Lockwood, who in the last film almost destroyed his town by inventing a food-producing machine, will be back in ”Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2,” discovering that his still-operational machine has created an […]

28.02.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars, Videos ·
Tokyo hotel shrinks in new-style urban demolition

Tokyo hotel shrinks in new-style urban demolition

(TOKYO-AFP) – Passers-by in Tokyo’s busy Akasaka district have started to notice something odd about a 40-floor hotel — it has shrunk to about half its original height. Slowly but surely, and with none of the explosions or dust normally associated with the demolition of skyscrapers, the hotel is being torn down. “In this demolition […]

27.02.2013 · Filled under: Asian News, Destinations ·
Ron Livingston joins’Boardwalk Empire’

Ron Livingston joins’Boardwalk Empire’

(Relaxnews) – Ron Livingston has signed onto the fourth season of “Boardwalk Empire,” Deadline.com has revealed. Livingston will join Steve Buscemi, Michael Pitt and Michael Shannon on the show playing Roy Phillips, a new businessman in town who will not go unnoticed. His character will appear in the fourth season, set to air in the […]

27.02.2013 · Filled under: Hollywood Stars ·
Gillian Anderson joins new NBC drama

Gillian Anderson joins new NBC drama

(Relaxnews) – Gillian Anderson (“The X-Files”) is set to star in a new show on NBC in 2013/2014. The nameless project will revolve around the kidnapping of her character’s daughter. Rachael Taylor (“Transformers,” “Grey’s Anatomy”) will play Anderson’s character’s sister, Susie Dunn, an FBI agent facing a major crisis on her first day on the […]

27.02.2013 · Filled under: Hollywood Stars ·
PHL Permanent Representative appointed chairman of the WTO Committee on Trade and Environment

PHL Permanent Representative appointed chairman of the WTO Committee on Trade and Environment

Philippine Permanent Representative to the World Trade Organization (WTO) Esteban B. Conejos Jr, was appointed Chairman of the WTO Committee on Trade and Environment during the WTO General Council meeting held on February 25 in Geneva, Switzerland. The Committee on Trade and Environment (CTE) is one of the subsidiary bodies of the WTO General Council. […]

27.02.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
FROM THE PHILIPPINES TO THE PHILLIPS

FROM THE PHILIPPINES TO THE PHILLIPS

PHILLIPS AFTER 5 (a lively mix of an art and entertainment at The Phillips Collection) In collaboration with the Embassy of the Philippines. MARCH 7, 2013  6-8:30pm Experience the warmth, wealth, and wonders of Alfonso Ossorio’s homeland through gallery talks, performances, fashion, food, and drink. 5 – 8 PM Fashion Designer Cathy Ebrada-Cleveland showcases fashion […]

27.02.2013 · Filled under: Art, Happenings, Music ·
MMA talk with PXC’s Mark Striegl: How he became PXC’s Golden Boy

MMA talk with PXC’s Mark Striegl: How he became PXC’s Golden Boy

A usual mixed martial fighter gets to fight once or twice a year, but Mark Striegl is not a usual fighter. In 2012 alone, he’s fought and won six times–an admirable feat in the MMA community. With his superior grappling and submission skills, it seems as if Striegl is a step above the rest. Last year, he […]

27.02.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News, Sports & Recreation ·
Japan robot suit gets global safety certificate

Japan robot suit gets global safety certificate

(TOKYO-AFP) – Japan robot suit gets global safety certificate, paving the way for its worldwide rollout. The Hybrid Assistive Limb, or HAL, is a power-assisted pair of legs developed by Japanese robot maker Cyberdyne, which has also developed similar robot arms. A quality assurance body issued the certificate based on a draft version of an […]

27.02.2013 · Filled under: Asian News, Health & Fitness, Offbeat, Science & Technology ·
Asian, German cars sweep influential 2013 US ranking

Asian, German cars sweep influential 2013 US ranking

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Honda grabbed three places and German luxury cars two, but no American make made it onto the influential Consumer Reports list of top cars for 2013, unveiled Tuesday. Lexus was named the top all-around brand, and the twin Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ speedsters also made the list as the best sports cars, […]

27.02.2013 · Filled under: Motoring, U.S. News ·
US pianist Cliburn, whose music thawed Cold War, dies

US pianist Cliburn, whose music thawed Cold War, dies

Then president George W. Bush presented Cliburn with the Presidential Medal of Freedom — the country’s highest civilian honor — in 2003, and President Barack Obama honored him with a National Medal of Arts (WASHINGTON-AFP) – US pianist Van Cliburn, who won a world competition in Moscow at the height of the Cold War and […]

27.02.2013 · Filled under: Music, U.S. News ·
Heidi Klum launches New Balance collection

Heidi Klum launches New Balance collection

(Relaxnews) – Supermodel Heidi Klum just launched a new active wear collection with New Balance that will be sold exclusively at Lady Foot Locker locations in the US. “I live an active lifestyle and love running around whether it’s outside on the streets of New York City or in the canyons with my dogs,” says […]

27.02.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Health & Fitness, Hollywood Stars ·
Green Day to make SXSW debut

Green Day to make SXSW debut

(Relaxnews) – Post punk outfit Green Day will be making its South By Southwest debut on March 15, it was announced on February 25. The group, which recently released the trilogy of albums “¡Uno!,” “¡Dos!,” “¡Tres!,” will present a special double feature screening of films at the Paramount Theatre during SXSW: the world premiere of […]

27.02.2013 · Filled under: Hollywood Stars, Music ·
What female travelers want

What female travelers want

(Relaxnews) – Women travelers want curling irons, yoga mats, makeup remover and healthy food options when they’re staying at a hotel, according to market research carried out by a major international hotel chain. After asking female globetrotters how hotels can anticipate their needs in research carried out over 18 months,Hyatt Hotels & Resorts introduced a new […]

27.02.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Destinations ·
Australian tycoon unveils plan for new Titanic

Australian tycoon unveils plan for new Titanic

(NEW YORK-AFP) – Flamboyant Australian tycoon Clive Palmer unveiled his plan Tuesday for building a perfect replica of the Titanic — plus a lot of extra lifeboats. More than a century after the original, supposedly unsinkable ocean liner hit an iceberg and went down in the North Atlantic, Palmer says he thinks the time has […]

27.02.2013 · Filled under: Destinations ·
The 50 most powerful people in food in the US: website

The 50 most powerful people in food in the US: website

(Relaxnews) – Popular food site The Daily Meal has named a tag team of product managers at Zagat at Google the most influential people in the American food landscape. Ahead of First Lady Michelle Obama, maestro chef Thomas Keller and McDonald’s CEO Donald Thompson, editors at The Daily Meal named Jack Menzel and Bernardo Hernandez the […]

27.02.2013 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Online, U.S. News ·
Samsung Galaxy S4 presentation set for March 14

Samsung Galaxy S4 presentation set for March 14

(Relaxnews) – Samsung will officially unveil the Galaxy S4, the much-anticipated successor of the Galaxy S3 (launched in May 2012), on March 14 in New York. Its features remain unknown but according to rumors on specialized high-tech sites, the Galaxy S4 could have a 5-inch AMOLED display, a 13 mp camera and an Exynos 5 Octa processor with eight cores. Samsung has chosen to organize […]

27.02.2013 · Filled under: Science & Technology ·
McLaren to launch $1.3 million limited-edition supercar at Geneva

McLaren to launch $1.3 million limited-edition supercar at Geneva

(Relaxnews) – British carmaker McLaren has confirmed the performance and price figures for its latest model the P1 ahead of its official unveiling at the Geneva Motorshow and, frankly, they’re off the chart. When Bugatti debuted the 253mph Veyron in 2005, the world’s motoring journalists were both amazed and saddened. Though the car’s performance was […]

27.02.2013 · Filled under: Motoring ·