First Barbie-themed restaurant opens in Taiwan

First Barbie-themed restaurant opens in Taiwan

(TAIPEI-AFP) – With hot pink sofas, high heels-shaped tables and chairs decorated with tutus, the first Barbie-themed restaurant opened in Taiwan on Wednesday catering to fans of the iconic doll. US toymaker Mattel has licensed Taiwan’s restaurant group Sinlaku to operate the Barbie Cafe and hopes that the new establishment in a bustling shopping district […]

30.01.2013 · Filled under: Asian News, Destinations ·
No meat a day keeps the doctor away: study

No meat a day keeps the doctor away: study

(PARIS-AFP) – A vegetarian diet can cut the risk of heart disease by as much as 32 percent, according to a British study published on Wednesday. Researchers who followed more than 44,500 volunteers for about 11 years on average, found vegetarians were significantly less prone to cardiac trouble. In the 50-70 age group, 6.8 percent […]

30.01.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
US Congressmen support the country’s West Philippine Sea position

US Congressmen support the country’s West Philippine Sea position

A US congressional delegation supported the position of the Philippines to bring the West Philippine Sea dispute to the United Nations arbitral tribunal to resolve the issue peacefully, a Palace official said on Wednesday. The US delegation headed by Rep. Ed Royce of California met President Benigno S. Aquino III in a courtesy call in […]

30.01.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Celebrate Lunar New Year with Pechanga Resort & Casino and drive away with a Mercedes C250

Celebrate Lunar New Year with Pechanga Resort & Casino and drive away with a Mercedes C250

In celebration of the Lunar New Year, “The Year of the Snake” themed decorations are everywhere to enhance the festive mood. Pechanga Resort & Casino will be holding a Traditional Lion Dance performance on February 9th and “Yu Ya’s Lunar New Year Concert” on February 10th. Along with these events, Pechanga is also promoting their “Blackjack, Pai Gow […]

30.01.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment ·
Lunar New Year Celebration with Red Money Envelope Giveaway

Lunar New Year Celebration with Red Money Envelope Giveaway

In celebration of the Lunar New Year, Pechanga Resorts & Casino is holding numerous of New Year celebration activities. First of all, to add more Lunar New Year mood to the property, Pechanga will enhance the property with “The Year of the Snake” themed decorations starting February. When the time comes, there will be banners […]

29.01.2013 · Filled under: Giveaways, Happenings ·
Aquino announces holding of East Asia Summit for the World Economic Forum in 2014 in PHL

Aquino announces holding of East Asia Summit for the World Economic Forum in 2014 in PHL

DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan 26 (Mabuhay) – President Benigno S. Aquino III announced that he accepted the offer for the Philippines to host the East Asia Summit for the World Economic Forum in 2014. The Chief Executive made the announcement during a Coffee Meeting with Media at the Europe Hotel here on Friday (Swiss time) following […]

29.01.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
China’s mass annual New Year migration begins

China’s mass annual New Year migration begins

(BEIJING-AFP) – The world’s largest annual migration began Saturday in China with tens of thousands in the capital boarding trains to journey home for next month’s Lunar New Year celebrations. Passengers will log 220 million train rides during the 40-day travel season, the Ministry of Railways estimates, as they criss-cross the country to celebrate with […]

29.01.2013 · Filled under: Asian News ·
McDonald’s US to sell only sustainable fish products

McDonald’s US to sell only sustainable fish products

(Relaxnews) – McDonald’s outlets in the US have become the first fast food chain in the country to carry the blue ecolabel seal of approval from the Marine Stewardship Council for using certified sustainable fish in all its fish-based products. Starting next month, customers will be bombarded with an aggressive marketing campaign touting the chain’s […]

29.01.2013 · Filled under: Food & Dining, U.S. News ·
List of winners in main SAG award categories

List of winners in main SAG award categories

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Here is a list of the winners in the main film and television categories at the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) awards, handed out Sunday in Los Angeles: FILM Motion picture cast: “Argo” by Ben Affleck Leading actor: Daniel Day-Lewis, “Lincoln” Leading actress: Jennifer Lawrence, “Silver Linings Playbook” Supporting actor: Tommy Lee Jones, […]

29.01.2013 · Filled under: Hollywood Stars ·
Eating late in the day may dampen your weight loss efforts

Eating late in the day may dampen your weight loss efforts

(Relaxnews) – When it comes to weight loss, timing may be everything. A new study finds that eating your heaviest meal, whether it’s lunch or dinner, later in the day can stymie your weight loss efforts. Researchers from the University of Murcia, Spain enlisted 420 overweight women enrolled in a weight-loss program. In the program, […]

29.01.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
U.S. Congressional Leader Ed Royce to Visit PH on First Foreign Trip as Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman

U.S. Congressional Leader Ed Royce to Visit PH on First Foreign Trip as Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman

Chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs Congressman Ed Royce will lead a U.S. Congressional Delegation (CODEL) to the Philippines on 28-30 January 2013. Chairman Royce will meet with President Benigno S. Aquino III, Speaker of the House Feliciano Belmonte, Jr., Secretary of Foreign Affairs Albert F. del Rosario, and other Philippine officials. He […]

29.01.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
TV5′s Blast Off for 2013

TV5′s Blast Off for 2013

RESORTS WORLD MANILA, PASAY CITY — TV5 welcomes the New Year with its biggest show of force as the Kapatid Network launches its biggest offerings for the first quarter of 2013. In a high-velocity themed TV special entitled “Go5!,” the Network’s contract stars and executives, led by Chairman Manuel V. Pangilinan (MVP), came in full force signifying […]

29.01.2013 · Filled under: Filipino Stars ·
Good at multitasking? Doubtful, according to new study

Good at multitasking? Doubtful, according to new study

(Relaxnews) – People who believe they are good at multitasking are actually terrible at it, according to a new study from the University of Utah. “What is alarming is that people who talk on cells phones while driving tend to be the people least able to multitask well,” says psychology Professor David Sanbonmatsu, a senior […]

28.01.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
US not exempt from laws: Aquino  No reason given why US Navy ship was in Tubbataha Reef

US not exempt from laws: Aquino No reason given why US Navy ship was in Tubbataha Reef

MANILA, Jan 27, 2013 (AFP) – Philippine President Benigno Aquino has welcomed the US Navy’s apology for a minesweeper that went aground on a World Heritage-listed coral reef, but said they would not be exempt from penalties. The priority was to remove the damaged USS Guardian from Tubbataha Reef even as an investigation was under […]

28.01.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
N. Korea defiant over nuclear test

N. Korea defiant over nuclear test

SEOUL, Jan 27, 2013 (AFP) – North Korea has vowed “high-profile measures” in the latest in a series of threats sparked by a tightening of UN sanctions, state media said Sunday, suggesting it was determined to press ahead with a third nuclear test. The warning by leader Kim Jong-Un came a day after Pyongyang said […]

28.01.2013 · Filled under: Asian News ·
Hillary can’t predict her future, as 2016 looms

Hillary can’t predict her future, as 2016 looms

WASHINGTON, Jan 27, 2013 (AFP) – With only days left until she steps down as America’s top diplomat, Hillary Clinton left the door open Sunday to a possible future run in the 2016 presidential elections. And, in a rare joint interview with CBS, she appeared to win the endorsement of none other than President Barack […]

28.01.2013 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Aquino accepts donation from Filipino community in Switzerland for victims of Typhoon Pablo

Aquino accepts donation from Filipino community in Switzerland for victims of Typhoon Pablo

ZURICH, Switzerland, Jan 28 (Mabuhay) — President Benigno S. Aquino III thanked the Filipino community from Switzerland and Lichtenstein for extending aid to victims of Typhoon Pablo in Mindanao. An initial check worth 8,650 Swiss francs was turned over to the President during his meeting with the Filipino community here. “Marami pong nag-donate ng konting […]

28.01.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Special Olympics brings 2,300 athletes to S. Korea

Special Olympics brings 2,300 athletes to S. Korea

(SEOUL-AFP) – Around 2,300 mentally disabled athletes have gathered in the South Korean ski resort of Pyeongchang for the opening Tuesday of the 2013 Special Winter Olympics. The eight-day event will see athletes from 110 countries competing in disciplines including alpine and cross-country skiing and figure and short-track speed skating, as well as hockey and […]

28.01.2013 · Filled under: Asian News, Sports & Recreation ·
A 128GB iPad on the way?

A 128GB iPad on the way?

(Relaxnews) – According to the 9to5Mac website, Apple could soon release a new 128GB iPad. This latest rumor is based on analysis of the source code of the beta version of iOS 6.1, Apple’s future mobile operating system, which will, for the first time in the history of the mobile iOS, allow for 128GB devices for […]

28.01.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Science & Technology ·
Ready for Romance: Valentine’s Day 2013 Raffle Contest

Ready for Romance: Valentine’s Day 2013 Raffle Contest

Valentine’s Day has, throughout the years, been one of our society’s most anticipated holidays. It is a day filled with a nuanced combination of passion, interest, intrigue, excitement, nervousness and new horizons. For many, it is a start to their New Year with their significant other, or maybe it is their first date with someone […]

25.01.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Contests, Giveaways, Offers, Promotions ·