Genetically engineered virus kills cancer: study

Genetically engineered virus kills cancer: study

( PARIS-AFP) – A genetically-engineered virus tested in 30 terminally-ill liver cancer patients significantly prolonged their lives, killing tumours and inhibiting the growth of new ones, scientists reported on Sunday. Sixteen patients given a high dose of the therapy survived for 14.1 months on average, compared to 6.7 months for the 14 who got the […]

11.02.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Train services steam things up for Valentine’s Day

Train services steam things up for Valentine’s Day

(Relaxnews) – Eurostar will morph temporarily into the love train on Valentine’s Day, when couples will be wooed with a host of romance-inspired surprises. On February 14, the high-speed train will treat passengers to exclusive upgrades, chocolates and mini bottles of Cava, while the departure lounges at London St. Pancras, Gare du Nord in Paris […]

11.02.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Valentine's Day, World News ·
Stars ooze sex appeal, and show skin, at Grammys

Stars ooze sex appeal, and show skin, at Grammys

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – US television network CBS may have warned stars not to show too much skin on stage Sunday at the Grammys, but the music industry’s A-listers tested the limits in body-conscious, revealing gowns. Jennifer Lopez, whose plunging barely-there green Versace gown at the 2000 Grammys provided a red carpet moment for the ages, […]

11.02.2013 · Filled under: Hollywood Stars, International Stars ·
List of winners at the 55th Grammy Awards

List of winners at the 55th Grammy Awards

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Here are the winners of the main categories at the 55th Grammy Awards, the music industry’s annual award ceremony: Album of the Year: “Babel” – Mumford & Sons Record of the Year: “Somebody That I Used To Know” – Gotye featuring Kimbra Song of the Year: “We Are Young” – fun. Best […]

11.02.2013 · Filled under: Hollywood Stars ·
Witness the fitness: Look for DNA in Valentine’s Day

Witness the fitness: Look for DNA in Valentine’s Day

(PARIS-AFP) – She wore a tight red dress, a new pair of high heels and a matching handbag. He wore a suit, bright tie and a chunky watch. He thought she looked older and heavier compared with her page on the dating site. She thought he looked shorter than the 1m 83 (six feet) he […]

11.02.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Health & Fitness, Valentine's Day ·
Philippines mega-casino set to open next month

Philippines mega-casino set to open next month

(MANILA-AFP) – A $4 billion mega-casino complex is set to open in the Philippines in mid-March when the first of four franchise-holders starts commercial operations, the parent firm said in a disclosure released Wednesday. The $1.2 billion Solaire Manila Resorts is one of four gaming operations licenced at Manila’s bayside Entertainment City, a government project […]

11.02.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Philippine News ·
More US men popping the question this Valentine’s Day

More US men popping the question this Valentine’s Day

(Relaxnews) – This Valentine’s Day, Americans are spending more, with more men taking to one knee to pop the question. Meanwhile, more women say Cupid’s holiday is overrated.  Americans are earmarking an average of $239 per person this year to spend showering their loved ones with gifts and entertainment on Valentine’s Day, up from $196 […]

09.02.2013 · Filled under: Home & Garden, Valentine's Day ·
File bankruptcy – Rebuild credit.

File bankruptcy – Rebuild credit.

After a debtor receives a discharge in bankruptcy, creditors whose debts are discharged are required to report that the account has a zero balance. The bankruptcy itself is a public record and stays on your credit report for 10 years, but as you will see from this article, this is not all bad. A debtor […]

08.02.2013 · Filled under: Legal Matters ·
US settles with final publisher in Apple e-book case

US settles with final publisher in Apple e-book case

(NEW YORK-AFP) – US authorities said Friday they reached a settlement with Macmillan, the last of five publishing firms accused of colluding with Apple in an e-book price-fixing conspiracy. The Justice Department said in a statement that with the five publishers having settled, the case will proceed against Apple, and that a trial was set […]

08.02.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Books, Science & Technology, U.S. News ·
Sausages, Sisi, Sorvino — and music — at Vienna ball

Sausages, Sisi, Sorvino — and music — at Vienna ball

(VIENNA, Austria-AFP) – The Austro-Hungarian empire may be long dead but Viennese high society was back with a bang Thursday for the annual waltzing, music and show-off extravaganza that is the Opera Ball. Dressed up to the nines and paying through the nose, the high point of the social calendar sees celebrities, politicians and tycoons […]

08.02.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, World News ·
Taylor Swift confirmed to perform at Brit Awards

Taylor Swift confirmed to perform at Brit Awards

(Relaxnews) – US singer-songwriter Taylor Swift will be taking to the stage at this year’s Brit Awards which take place on Wednesday, February 20. The US singer-songwriter, who last year released her hit album “Red,” will be performing at the annual music awards alongside luminaries such as Mumford and Sons, Emeli Sandé and Justin Timberlake. […]

08.02.2013 · Filled under: International Stars, Music, Videos ·
Is your computer breaking your heart?

Is your computer breaking your heart?

(Relaxnews) – If your love life is feeling strained in the lead up to Valentine’s Day, maybe it’s time to reconsider the relationship…with the computer. Using the PC is the third biggest source of stress in a relationship, beaten only by work-related issues and financial worries. When surveyed, 41 percent of US adults who are […]

08.02.2013 · Filled under: Home & Garden, Science & Technology, Valentine's Day ·
All aboard as millions race home for China’s biggest holiday

All aboard as millions race home for China’s biggest holiday

(Gongxian, China-AFP) – Pushing through scores of passengers in the aisle of a cramped train at Beijing West station, Chen Guolan could barely contain her excitement at joining the world’s largest annual human migration. “I have been so busy working away all year, and now I will soon be seeing my family,” she said to […]

08.02.2013 · Filled under: Asian News, Destinations, Lunar New Year ·
Palace says government to provide incentives to investors with more benefits to consumers, economy

Palace says government to provide incentives to investors with more benefits to consumers, economy

The government will give incentives to investors wanting to put their money in the Philippines as long as their businesses benefit the consumers and the economy as a whole, a Palace official said on Thursday. Issues were raised after the Board of Investments (BOI) granted a six-year term tax incentives to a Thai company producing […]

08.02.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
DOTC/PCG gives green light to U.S. Navy’s salvage operations plan to methodically remove grounded U.S. ship

DOTC/PCG gives green light to U.S. Navy’s salvage operations plan to methodically remove grounded U.S. ship

The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) and Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) approved the salvage operations plan submitted by the U.S. Navy that will use floating cranes to methodically remove the stranded USS Guardian minesweeper in Tubbataha Reef. “We have carefully reviewed the US Navy’s salvage operations plan and we were assured that among their […]

08.02.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Millions head home for China annual migration

Millions head home for China annual migration

(BEIJING-AFP) – Hundreds of millions of people across China are squeezing into packed train carriages and buses to travel home for the Lunar New Year, in the world’s largest annual movement of people. A total of 3.4 billion trips will be made over the holiday period, official media estimates, including hundreds of millions of migrant […]

07.02.2013 · Filled under: Asian News, Destinations, Lunar New Year ·
The do’s and don’ts of proper dim sum etiquette

The do’s and don’ts of proper dim sum etiquette

(Relaxnews) – While there’s no art to enjoying an authentic dim sum meal, there are a few do’s and don’ts that diners should be aware of before they tuck into the Chinese version of a tapas brunch. With the Lunar New Year rounding the corner, Chinese restaurants around the world are poised to be filled […]

PHILIPPINE CONSULATE GENERAL SIGNS HEALTH SERVICE PARTNERSHIP WITH ST. VINCENT MEDICAL CENTER FOR THE FILIPINO COMMUNITY

PHILIPPINE CONSULATE GENERAL SIGNS HEALTH SERVICE PARTNERSHIP WITH ST. VINCENT MEDICAL CENTER FOR THE FILIPINO COMMUNITY

Los Angeles, 05 February 2013. – Consul General Maria Hellen M. Barber-De La Vega signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Mr. Jan N. Stein, Vice President and Executive Director of St. Vincent Medical Center (SVMC) Foundation, at a ceremony held this morning at the Conference Room of the Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles. The […]

07.02.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
China’s New Year shows to star Celine Dion, Psy

China’s New Year shows to star Celine Dion, Psy

(BEIJING-AFP) – China’s hugely popular Lunar New Year television galas aim to woo even more viewers this year with foreign megastars including Celine Dion and “Gangnam Style” pop sensation Psy, state media said Thursday. Watching the China Central Television (CCTV) variety show has become a tradition for families gathering on New Year’s Eve and it […]

07.02.2013 · Filled under: International Stars, Lunar New Year ·
Puma launches new ‘adaptive running’ shoe

Puma launches new ‘adaptive running’ shoe

(Relaxnews) – German sportwear manufacturer Puma has unveiled a new video exploring the athletic potential of its new Mobium Elite technology. Mobium’s development was inspired by the natural expansion and compression seen in a cat’s foot, which provides our feline friends with both cushioning and propulsion as they move. The brand calls the animal “the […]

07.02.2013 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation ·