Breakfast refuels a kid’s brain: study

Breakfast refuels a kid’s brain: study

(Relaxnews) – A new study finds that children who eat breakfast every day scored significantly higher on a range of IQ tests, suggesting that the first meal of the day “refuels” a child’s brain, scientists say. Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing examined data on 1,269 six-year-old children in China who performed […]

06.02.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Doritos to launch Taco Bell-inspired chips

Doritos to launch Taco Bell-inspired chips

(Relaxnews) – Doritos is planning to develop a chip flavor inspired by Taco Bell, following on the heels of the fast food chain’s most successful product launch in company history: taco shells made with Doritos nacho chips. You could call it a mutually beneficial relationship. The snack food giant is hoping to capitalize on Taco […]

06.02.2013 · Filled under: Food & Dining ·
French ‘Artist’ actor to return to Oscars stage

French ‘Artist’ actor to return to Oscars stage

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – French actor Jean Dujardin, star of last year’s Oscar-winning movie “The Artist,” will return this year as an Academy Awards presenter, along with his fellow laureates, organizers said Tuesday. Meryl Streep, who won best actress last year, will present awards at this show, as will Octavia Spencer and Christopher Plummer, best supporting […]

06.02.2013 · Filled under: Hollywood Stars, International Stars ·
Japanese chef Nobu opens biggest restaurant yet in Las Vegas

Japanese chef Nobu opens biggest restaurant yet in Las Vegas

(Relaxnews) – Japanese chef Nobu Matsuhisa has opened his biggest restaurant yet inside Caesars Palace in Las Vegas which now includes his own Nobu-branded hotel wing. Designed by David Rockwell of the Rockwell Group, the 1,187-square meter space takes inspiration from zen Japanese gardens, integrating elements like stone, wood and paper, according to popular food […]

06.02.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining ·
Development partners recognize gains of Daang Matuwid

Development partners recognize gains of Daang Matuwid

Government to work on lasting, structural reforms for irreversible growth With the theme of “President Aquino’s Social Contract: Moving Forward in Achieving Inclusive Growth and Good Governance,” the 2013 Philippines Development Forum commenced today in Davao City with over 300 representatives from national government, international development partners, the private sector, civil society organizations, and the […]

05.02.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Aquino says US government to send volunteers for immediate Tubbataha Reef recovery

Aquino says US government to send volunteers for immediate Tubbataha Reef recovery

(DAVAO CITY)  The United States government will send Peace Corps Volunteers to speed up the rehabilitation of the damaged Tubbataha Reef aside from the compensation it promised, President Benigno S. Aquino III said on Tuesday. “It was Ambassador (Harry) Thomas who said that they are not just going to compensate us in terms of paying […]

05.02.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Super Bowl 2013: no new record for viewer numbers

Super Bowl 2013: no new record for viewer numbers

(Relaxnews) – According to Nielsen’s figures, the American Football championship match that was broadcast live on Sunday, February 3 on CBS attracted 108.41 million viewers. An impressive number but lower than record set in 2012. The 2013 Super Bowl 2013 became the third most watched program in American TV history after last year’s, which was […]

05.02.2013 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation, U.S. News ·
This Valentine’s Day, Don’t Get Carried Away – Tie Your Metallic Balloons Down

This Valentine’s Day, Don’t Get Carried Away – Tie Your Metallic Balloons Down

ROSEMEAD, Calif., Jan. 29, 2013 — This Valentine’s Day, think of your loved ones with chocolates, flowers and maybe some jewelry. And if your gift of choice is a Mylar, or metallic balloon, make sure to tie it down. That’s because helium-filled metallic balloons, often given as gifts during this special day, can float into […]

05.02.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
Saudi Arabia spares OFW death-row inmate

Saudi Arabia spares OFW death-row inmate

MANILA, Feb 1, 2013 (AFP) – A Filipino sentenced to death by beheading in Saudi Arabia for killing a man he said tried to sexually abuse him is to walk free after blood money was paid to the victim’s family, officials said Friday. Rodelio “Dondon” Lanuza is expected to be released after more than 12 […]

04.02.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Parisians invited to experience ‘David Beckham’s Britain’

Parisians invited to experience ‘David Beckham’s Britain’

(Relaxnews) – The British tourism office is hoping to capitalize on David Beckham’s arrival in Paris as the newest – and most glamorous addition – to their home soccer team, pitching the sports and fashion icon as a travel ambassador for  the French. Nearly as soon as it was announced that Beckham would join Paris […]

Human rights victims will have to wait

Human rights victims will have to wait

Palace: No date yet for martial law compensation bill signing MANILA, Feb 2 (Mabuhay) — Malacañang on Saturday said there is no definite date yet for the signing of the newly ratified bill that will provide compensation to human rights violations victims during Martial Law. Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said that as of Saturday […]

04.02.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Former NY state senator from queens pleads guilty to conspiring to defraud state of more than $87,000 Defendant embezzled funds from publicly funded charitable organization

Former NY state senator from queens pleads guilty to conspiring to defraud state of more than $87,000 Defendant embezzled funds from publicly funded charitable organization

Jan. 30 – Earlier today, at the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York in Brooklyn, New York, former New York State Senator Shirley Huntley pleaded guilty to a criminal information charging her with conspiracy to commit mail fraud. Huntley served in the New York State Senate, representing the 10th District […]

04.02.2013 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
New Asian, Pacific Islander report says immigration reform ‘most pressing’

New Asian, Pacific Islander report says immigration reform ‘most pressing’

LOS ANGELES – California’s fastest growing racial groups, Asian Americans and Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders (NHPI) have considerable needs that should be addressed by policy makers, according to a report released today by the Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC) and Asian Law Caucus (ALC).  Using the latest data from numerous federal, state, and local […]

04.02.2013 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
California Latinos to overtake whites within year

California Latinos to overtake whites within year

LOS ANGELES, Jan 31, 2013 (AFP) – Latinos will outnumber non-Hispanic whites in California by early next year for the first time since it became a US state, according to official forecasts released Thursday. The number of Latinos will equal the white population by mid-2013, when each group is expected to be about 39 percent […]

04.02.2013 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Burberry says ‘Happy New Year’ to Chinese fans

Burberry says ‘Happy New Year’ to Chinese fans

(Relaxnews) – British luxury brand Burberry has released a new video wishing fans Happy New Year in Chinese alongside a line of special red products. To celebrate the Chinese New Year this February, Burberry have released a short video soundtracked by pop star Birdy, as well as a line of special New Year products. The limited edition line […]

04.02.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Videos ·
World Bank tackles DA’s flagship rural development programs

World Bank tackles DA’s flagship rural development programs

The World Bank (WB) is conducting a joint review and preparation activities for two flagship rural development projects implemented by the Department of Agriculture (DA). “The WB team is doing a joint week-long review mission for DA’s second phase Mindanao Rural Development Program (MRDP) and the appraisal activities for the proposed Philippine Rural Development Program […]

04.02.2013 · Filled under: News, Philippine News ·
Johnny Depp to star as gangster in ‘Black Mass’

Johnny Depp to star as gangster in ‘Black Mass’

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – US star Johnny Depp will play notorious Boston gangster Whitey Bulger in the film “Black Mass”, to be directed by Barry Levinson, the producers announced Saturday. The film recounts the fate of the godfather of Boston’s underworld who became an FBI informant to get rid of a gangster rival but was eventually […]

04.02.2013 · Filled under: Hollywood Stars ·
‘Lone Ranger,’ ‘Oz’ trailers aired during Super Bowl 2013

‘Lone Ranger,’ ‘Oz’ trailers aired during Super Bowl 2013

(Relaxnews) – The Super Bowl on Sunday, February 3, which ended with the victory of the Baltimore Ravens, was an opportunity for Hollywood studios to take advantage of the audience potential, as the game is one of the most watched TV events every year in the United States. Audiences were treated to a slew of […]

04.02.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars, Videos ·
Beyoncé leads Super Bowl Twitter and Google ranks, Ravens take Facebook

Beyoncé leads Super Bowl Twitter and Google ranks, Ravens take Facebook

(Relaxnews) – In the battle of the social networks taking place during Sunday night’s Super Bowl, Beyoncé emerged a clear winner, outshining even the results of the game across Google and Twitter. According to Twitter, Beyoncé’s halftime show was the most popular subject on the social network generating  268,000 TPM (Tweets per minute) and was […]

04.02.2013 · Filled under: Hollywood Stars ·
Pray for good fortune at some of the most popular temples in Hong Kong

Pray for good fortune at some of the most popular temples in Hong Kong

(Relaxnews) – Spin a wheel of fortune for good luck, make a wish at a fabled wishing tree or offer a prayer to the deity who governs the Year of the Snake in Hong Kong to start the Chinese New Year on the right foot. To promote their festive New Year itinerary, the Hong Kong […]

03.02.2013 · Filled under: Asian News, Destinations ·