This year’s best Oscar-inspired destinations

This year’s best Oscar-inspired destinations

(Relaxnews) – Philadelphia, Washington DC and Paris are expected to reap the benefits of playing supporting role to some of this year’s Oscar-nominated films, as they welcome tourists whose visits are inspired by their favorite movie. In advance of the biggest televised red carpet event of the year on Sunday, Hotels.com picked the trio of […]

20.02.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Colina Salon signs a new contract with TFC

Colina Salon signs a new contract with TFC

Colina Salon has been a regular fixture at the  The Filipino Channel programs .  After a very progressive 2012, Colina Salons stretches its wings   further  this year with more  value for money promotions and a very aggressive communication program by signing a  renewal tie up with the biggest  Filipino TV network in the US- The […]

20.02.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Local News, Services ·
Playing sports together strengthens father-daughter bond: study

Playing sports together strengthens father-daughter bond: study

(Relaxnews) – Want to strengthen your father-daughter bond? A new study suggests taking up a sport together, after researchers found that relationships among fathers and daughters improved significantly once they engaged in a shared activity. Published in the Journal of Human Communication and released this week, the study out of Baylor University in Texas found that the […]

20.02.2013 · Filled under: Home & Garden, Sports & Recreation ·
Kidlat super villains, revealed

Kidlat super villains, revealed

Things just got tougher for everyone’s favorite Pinoy superhero as Kidlat (Derek Ramsay) faces the slew of super villains Vincent (Baron Geisler) gathered. He first finds orphaned twins Francine and Francis played by Artista Academy graduates Shaira Mae and Mark Neumann. The seemingly ordinary teens possess the power to produce ice and fire, transforming into […]

20.02.2013 · Filled under: News, Photos ·
Google+ trends: South Korean bands Shinee, 2PM take questions

Google+ trends: South Korean bands Shinee, 2PM take questions

(Relaxnews) – On Wednesday, February 20, Google+ users are posing questions to two popular South Korean bands, 2PM and Shinee. Shinee, often stylized as SHINee, are an R&B boyband formed in 2008 by SM Entertainment Group. The band has had notable success in both South Korea and Japan. On February 19 the group released its […]

20.02.2013 · Filled under: International Stars, Online ·
UN urges deeper probe into hormone-disrupting chemicals

UN urges deeper probe into hormone-disrupting chemicals

(NAIROBI-AFP) – Scientists suspect chemicals which disrupt the hormone system are linked to early breast development, poor semen quality, low birthweight in babies and other problems, but more research is needed, UN agencies reported on Wednesday. The UN Environmeant Programme (UNEP) and World Health Organisation (WHO) said evidence is mounting that so-called endocrine disrupting chemicals […]

20.02.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, World News ·
Nominees in main Oscars categories

Nominees in main Oscars categories

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Here are the nominees in the main categories for this year’s Oscars, as well as the the number of nominations for each film which garnered two or more nods, and their distributors.  The winners will be announced at the 85th Academy Awards show next Sunday, February 24 in the Dolby Theatre in […]

20.02.2013 · Filled under: Film, Happenings, Hollywood Stars, U.S. News ·
Singapore, Malaysia to build high-speed rail link

Singapore, Malaysia to build high-speed rail link

(SINGAPORE-AFP) – Singapore and Malaysia announced plans Tuesday to build a high-speed rail link, fuelling hopes that Southeast Asia could one day enjoy a rapid European-style train system connected to China. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and his Malaysian counterpart Najib Razak hailed the project, which would cut travel time between the city-state and Kuala […]

20.02.2013 · Filled under: Asian News, Destinations ·
What the stars will be eating on Oscar night

What the stars will be eating on Oscar night

(Relaxnews) – For the 19th year in a row, caterer to the stars Wolfgang Puck will be at the helm of arguably the most glamorous event in the world when he feeds the Hollywood glitterati foods like mini Kobe burgers and chicken pot pie with shaved black truffles. The menu for the Governor’s Ball, the […]

20.02.2013 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Hollywood Stars ·
McCartney, Mumford and Sons, The Lumineers confirmed for Bonnaroo

McCartney, Mumford and Sons, The Lumineers confirmed for Bonnaroo

(Relaxnews) – Former Beatles member and rock and roll legend Paul McCartney, popular indie outfit Mumford & Sons and new kids on the block The Lumineers will be headlining this year’s Bonnaroo Festival, June 13-16 in Manchester, Tennessee, USA. This year’s Bonnaroo will also boast performances from Tom Petty, Bjork, Wilco, The National, Wu-Tang Clan, […]

20.02.2013 · Filled under: International Stars, Music, Videos ·
Qatar to open new 30-mln-passenger airport in April

Qatar to open new 30-mln-passenger airport in April

(DOHA-AFP) – Energy-rich Qatar will open on April 1 a new airport with a capacity to handle 30 million passengers, as the Gulf state vies to increase its share of transit air travel, an official said Monday. “The annual capacity of Hamad International Airport will be 30 million passengers when it opens on April 1,” […]

19.02.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, World News ·
Trailer announces ‘Tyranny of King Washington’ arrival in ‘Assassin’s Creed III’

Trailer announces ‘Tyranny of King Washington’ arrival in ‘Assassin’s Creed III’

(Relaxnews) – What would have happened if George Washington never stepped down, instead continuing on, urged by a megalomaniac drive? That’s the question behind “The Tyranny of King Washington,” a downloadable side-story for “Assassin’s Creed III.” The storyline is a departure for the series which usually seeks to blend conspiratorial theories with established historical fact. […]

19.02.2013 · Filled under: Games, Videos ·
Hong Kong Disneyland turns a profit for first time

Hong Kong Disneyland turns a profit for first time

Hong Kong, Feb 18, 2013 (AFP) – Hong Kong’s struggling Disneyland in 2012 made a profit for the first time since opening eight years ago, thanks to a surge in revenue as it welcomed a record number of visitors. The park made HK$109 million ($14.06 million) in the fiscal year ending September 29, 2012, compared […]

19.02.2013 · Filled under: Asian News, Destinations ·
Petition filed to bar Mahony from conclave

Petition filed to bar Mahony from conclave

WASHINGTON, Feb 18, 2013 (AFP) – An association of US Catholics has launched a petition to keep a retired Los Angeles cardinal mired in a pedophilia scandal from taking part in the conclave that will choose the next pope. The group, Catholics United, is targeting Roger Mahony, who last month was relieved of all church […]

19.02.2013 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Thierry Mugler drops Oscar Pistorius as brand ambassador

Thierry Mugler drops Oscar Pistorius as brand ambassador

(Relaxnews) – Thierry Mugler Parfums announced on Tuesday, February 19 that it is withdrawing all its products featuring South African athlete Oscar Pistorius, who has been accused of killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. The sprinter was the brand ambassador for Thierry Mugler Parfums and modeled for the A*Men Pure Shot sports-inspired ad campaign. The brand […]

19.02.2013 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation ·
Natalie Portman sees pink for Dior

Natalie Portman sees pink for Dior

(Relaxnews) – The French fashion house has pulled out all the stops to launch its new Miss Dior campaign starring Natalie Portman. Every day, sequences that last a few dozen seconds are revealed. Two new teasers have been released in which the American actress can be seen passionately kissing a handsome stranger. Fresh, dazzling and […]

19.02.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Hollywood Stars, Videos ·
Samsung launches new premium ‘smart’ TVs

Samsung launches new premium ‘smart’ TVs

(SEOUL-AFP) – South Korea’s Samsung Electronics Tuesday launched a range of giant Internet-enabled televisions as part of a strategy to cement its lead in slowing global markets by focusing on premium models. The 16 new “smart TV” models, which come in sizes ranging from 46 to 75 inches, allow users to navigate the Internet, offer […]

19.02.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Asian News, Science & Technology ·
Ogie, Regine plan to have a baby this year

Ogie, Regine plan to have a baby this year

MANILA, Feb 16 (Mabuhay) — Singer-comedian Ogie Alcasid admitted that he and wife Regine Velasquez are planning to have another baby this year. “We are trying to work on a baby this year. Mas magiging mahirap kung papatagalin pa namin because of our age,” Alcasid said. Velasquez gave birth to her first baby, Nathaniel or […]

19.02.2013 · Filled under: Filipino Stars ·
Childhood TV addicts more likely to commit crime: study

Childhood TV addicts more likely to commit crime: study

(WELLINGTON-AFP) – Children who watch excessive amounts of television are more likely to have criminal convictions and show aggressive personality traits as adults, a New Zealand study has found. The University of Otago study tracked the viewing habits of about 1,000 children born in the early 1970s from when they were aged five to 15, […]

19.02.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
National Book Store pulls out Chinese-made globes

National Book Store pulls out Chinese-made globes

MANILA, Feb 14, 2013 (AFP) – The Philippines’ largest bookstore chain has withdrawn Chinese-made globes showing Beijing’s claims to most of the South China Sea from its shelves, a government spokesman said Thursday. The globes were sold by the National Bookstore up until Wednesday, foreign office spokesman Raul Hernandez said in a statement. “The National […]

19.02.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·