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 ·
Volunteering good for the heart: study

Volunteering good for the heart: study

(OTTAWA-AFP) – Volunteer work has long been touted as good for the soul, but the practice is also good for your heart, according to a study out Monday in the journal JAMA Pediatrics. Researchers at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver wanted to find out how volunteering might impact one’s physical condition, and discovered […]

27.02.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
‘I’m fat’ shifts to ‘I’m old’ as women age

‘I’m fat’ shifts to ‘I’m old’ as women age

(Relaxnews) – A new study finds that as a woman ages, she doesn’t necessarily go any easier on herself. Rather, aging women tend to replace negative thinking about large thighs or muffin tops with concerns over looking old and wrinkled. A study from Trinity University in the US examined the self-critical talk of 914 women […]

27.02.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Health & Fitness ·
Discover a beauty sanctuary at All About Skin

Discover a beauty sanctuary at All About Skin

You ladies know and dread this! When you wake up, look in the mirror and start to see and notice the ravaging effects of aging in your face, you know that sun, chemicals, and time have finally caught up with you. Especially so when men start calling you ma’am and tita, you feel self-conscious and […]

26.02.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Lifestyle ·
Pope to quit Twitter after stepping down: Vatican Radio

Pope to quit Twitter after stepping down: Vatican Radio

(VATICAN CITY-AFP) – The pope’s official Twitter account, which has more than two million followers in nine languages, will close next week when Benedict XVI leaves office, Vatican Radio said Friday. After a high-profile launch on December 12 under the name @pontifex, the pontiff’s online musings quickly attracted over 1.5 million followers in English. Around […]

25.02.2013 · Filled under: Online, World News ·
For Piolo, Diether, respect key to lasting friendship

For Piolo, Diether, respect key to lasting friendship

Actors Piolo Pascual and Diether Ocampo both agreed that the key to a lasting friendship is having mutual respect for each other. Both actors said they never thought their friendship would come a long way. Both are members of the first “ASAP” boy group The Hunks along with Jericho Rosales, Carlos Agassi and Bernard Palanca. […]

25.02.2013 · Filled under: Filipino Stars ·
Hyper-sustainable Tokyo restaurant named best in Asia

Hyper-sustainable Tokyo restaurant named best in Asia

(Relaxnews) – Chef Yoshihiro Narisawa’s eponymously named Tokyo restaurant has been hailed as the best dining destination in Asia, a newly bestowed title that’s poised to launch a banner year for the restaurant which also fetes its 10th anniversary in 2013. The win isn’t a complete surprise, given that the two Michelin-starred restaurant Narisawa was named the […]

25.02.2013 · Filled under: Asian News, Destinations, Food & Dining ·
Twitter index: Demi Lovato premieres ‘Heart Attack’

Twitter index: Demi Lovato premieres ‘Heart Attack’

(Relaxnews) – Fans of American singer Demi Lovato have taken to Twitter on Monday, February 25, to express their delight at the premiere of her latest single “Heart Attack,” and the Oscars continue to cause a buzz as the finer points of Sunday night are debated. American singer and teen idol Demi Lovato premiered her […]

25.02.2013 · Filled under: Hollywood Stars, Music, Videos ·
Sitting just four hours a day can boost your risk of illness: study

Sitting just four hours a day can boost your risk of illness: study

(Relaxnews) – A new large-scale Australian study finds that sitting each day for more than four hours can boost your risk of serious illness. What does this mean for desk-bound workers? Researchers from the University of Western Sydney conducted a study involving 63,048 middle-aged Australian men, who recorded how many hours each day they usually […]

25.02.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Consular Outreach in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

Consular Outreach in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

The Philippine Embassy in Washington, D.C., in cooperation with the Center for Florida Alliance Goodwill and Advancement (CFAGA), Philippine-American Association of South Florida (PAASF), Philippine American Society of Palm Beach (PAS), Philippine American Nurses Association of Southeast Florida (PMASEF), is pleased to announce that it will conduct a consular outreach mission in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida on: Schedule: […]

25.02.2013 · Filled under: Services ·