Olympics: IOC trim 2018 Youth Games host candidates to three

Olympics: IOC trim 2018 Youth Games host candidates to three

(LAUSANNE-AFP) – Buenos Aires, Medellin and Glasgow were announced as the three finalists for the 2018 Youth Olympic Games host city, International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge revealed on Wednesday. Guadalajara and Rotterdam were the two candidates eliminated from contention at Wednesday’s meeting of the IOC executive committee, held at the organisation’s Lausanne headquarters. The […]

13.02.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Sports & Recreation, World News ·
Valentine’s Day: Asia shoppers most generous, France sees boost in flower sales

Valentine’s Day: Asia shoppers most generous, France sees boost in flower sales

(Relaxnews) – With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, a survey by e-commerce site Rakuten has found that consumers in Asia are the most generous when it comes to gifts. The survey, conducted by Rakuten’s online marketing arm, found that shoppers in Asia spend the most on the run-up to Valentine’s Day, with expenditures of […]

13.02.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Valentine's Day ·
President Aquino says members of Transition Commission to be known this week

President Aquino says members of Transition Commission to be known this week

MANILA, Feb 11 (Mabuhay) – President Benigno S. Aquino III is expected to name this week the members of the 15-man Transition Commission that will draft the Bangsamoro Basic Law. “Sana within this week, ano, matapos ko na,” the President said in an ambush interview with the media during the launching of the Sajahatra Bangsamoro in […]

13.02.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Singletons try to find love in the air aboard Aussie flight

Singletons try to find love in the air aboard Aussie flight

(Relaxnews) – An airline in Australia is launching an in-flight dating service on Valentine’s Day that will try and make a love match out of seatmates. According to trade publication Travel Weekly, the low-cost airline will be shuttling a group of 28 singles selected from Australian online dating site RSVP on their ‘Lovejet’ with the hope […]

13.02.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Valentine's Day ·
Who are the friskiest flyers?

Who are the friskiest flyers?

(Relaxnews) – In a survey that asked 700 cabin crew members to dish on the randiest flyers in the world, it seems that Brits are most likely to try and depressurize in the air and join the mile high club. In advance of Valentine’s Day, travel website Skyscanner released the results of their survey which […]

13.02.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Valentine's Day ·
Anne Curtis to do a movie with John Lloyd?

Anne Curtis to do a movie with John Lloyd?

MANILA, Feb 11 (Mabuhay) -– Actress and television host Anne Curtis declined to confirm reports that she is going to do a movie with actor John Lloyd Cruz this year. Curtis said: “Not sure about that yet. There’s no confirmation so I don’t know what to say.” While there are sites saying the two stars […]

13.02.2013 · Filled under: Filipino Stars ·
IBM puts supercomputer to work on cancer

IBM puts supercomputer to work on cancer

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – IBM is putting its Watson supercomputer to work fighting cancer, in what is described as the first commercial program of its kind to use “big data” to help patients with the disease. The US computing giant last week unveiled its initiative with health insurer WellPoint and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. […]

13.02.2013 · Filled under: Science & Technology, U.S. News ·
Amanda Seyfried in the running for Seth MacFarlane’s new film

Amanda Seyfried in the running for Seth MacFarlane’s new film

(Relaxnews) – The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that Amanda Seyfried (“Les Misérables”) is interested in playing a farmer’s girlfriend in Seth MacFarlane’s “A Million Ways to Die in the West.” Twenty-seven-year-old Seyfried will join Charlize Theron as well as MacFarlane for this Western comedy. The film will be the author/director’s second foray into cinema after […]

13.02.2013 · Filled under: Hollywood Stars ·
Google+ trends: Valentine’s Day romance

Google+ trends: Valentine’s Day romance

(Relaxnews) – With only one day before Valentine’s Day, Google+ users are taking to the social network on Wednesday, February 13, to showcase romantic imagery. Trending in second place, just under “#SOTU” for the State Of The Union address that took place in the US on Tuesday, is “#ValentinesDay.” Using the hashtag, Arun Kumar Asirvatham […]

13.02.2013 · Filled under: Valentine's Day ·
Bill Gates: ‘Robots, pervasive screens, speech interaction will all change the way we look at computers’

Bill Gates: ‘Robots, pervasive screens, speech interaction will all change the way we look at computers’

(Relaxnews) – The Microsoft co-founder and full-time philanthropist took to Reddit this week to take part in his first-ever Ask Me Anything (AMA) with the site’s members and in the course of doing so revealed his biggest technology regrets, the next big thing in computing and that he has a keen sense of humor. Although he […]

13.02.2013 · Filled under: Science & Technology, U.S. News ·
Veterans take claims to Supreme Court

Veterans take claims to Supreme Court

San Francisco – It was a painful decision for the veterans to accept. But after the Court of Appeals affirmed District Court’s decision to dismiss claim for benefits, the Justice for Filipino-American Veterans (JFAV) advocates said they are taking the case to the Supreme Court. “The role of the judiciary is not limited to interpretation […]

13.02.2013 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
World voices respect in pope’s surprise resignation

World voices respect in pope’s surprise resignation

BERLIN, Feb 11, 2013 (AFP) – World political and religious leaders voiced regret but respect for Pope Benedict XVI’s shock resignation Monday, praising him as one of today’s “most significant religious thinkers”. From Australia, the Philippines, to Israel and Britain, plaudits for the 85-year-old pontiff, as well as messages of surprise and sympathy for his […]

12.02.2013 · Filled under: World News ·
Nine charged with conspiracy, bribery involving California DMV offices

Nine charged with conspiracy, bribery involving California DMV offices

United States Attorney Laura E. Duffy announced has that a manager who supervises the Licensing Registration Examiners at the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) in El Cajon, California, was charged in a criminal complaint for his involvement in a bribery conspiracy that resulted in the production of fraudulent driver licenses for applicants who had […]

12.02.2013 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
DOT bullish on tourism employment generation

DOT bullish on tourism employment generation

MANILA, Feb 9 (Mabuhay) – Malacañang welcomed the pronouncement of the Department of Tourism (DOT) which said it expects to create seven million new jobs in the tourism industry at the end of President Benigno S. Aquino III’s term. The tourism sector is one of the areas being considered to generate high employment apart from […]

12.02.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Apple still has ‘magic,’ innovation, says CEO Cook

Apple still has ‘magic,’ innovation, says CEO Cook

(SAN FRANCISCO-AFP) – Apple remains ahead of its rivals in the ability to innovate and “create magic” despite tougher competition in key sectors like smartphones and tablets, chief executive Tim Cook said Tuesday. Cook said Apple still has strong growth opportunities because of its ability to work simultaneously on hardware, software and services, brushing aside […]

12.02.2013 · Filled under: Science & Technology, U.S. News ·
Original programs beef up streaming video sites

Original programs beef up streaming video sites

(NEW YORK-AFP) – The big-budget original series “House of Cards” launched this month on Netflix highlights the growing importance of streaming video, which is ramping up competition against traditional TV. With stars including Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright, the new 13-episode series estimated by some to cost $100 million is a sign of the clout […]

12.02.2013 · Filled under: Hollywood Stars ·
American Express card users can shop at Twitter

American Express card users can shop at Twitter

(SAN FRANCISCO-AFP) – American Express on Monday began letting users of its payment cards make purchases with messages fired off at Twitter as the popular social network dabbles with making money from e-commerce. American Express announced that members who synchronize their cards with Twitter can take advantage of offers “tweeted” by the financial services company. […]

12.02.2013 · Filled under: Home & Garden, U.S. News ·
Teaser: a first look at One Direction doc ’1D3D’

Teaser: a first look at One Direction doc ’1D3D’

(Relaxnews) – A teaser has been released for the One Direction documentary set to hit cinemas in North America on August 30, 2013. TriStar has given a first glimpse of “1D3D,” film that will take an inside look at the lives of the members of British boy band One Direction (or 1D), who became famous […]

12.02.2013 · Filled under: Film, International Stars, Videos ·
Apple developing a curved-glass smartwatch: reports

Apple developing a curved-glass smartwatch: reports

(Relaxnews) – Two new reports from The New York Times and from The Wall Street Journal claim that Apple is developing a curved glass smartwatch that will follow the shape of a wearer’s wrist. Described by The New York Times journalist Nick Bilton as “wristwatch-like devices made of curved glass,” his sources claim they are currently in […]

11.02.2013 · Filled under: Science & Technology, U.S. News ·
Share Sweets from the Heart this Valentine’s Day

Share Sweets from the Heart this Valentine’s Day

Sweetheart Surprise Cupcakes (Family Features) What better way to show love and affection on Valentine’s Day than by sharing a delicious gift made from the heart? A sweet treat is the perfect way to say “I love you” to the important people in your life. A national survey by Wilton found that a quarter of […]

11.02.2013 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Free Recipes, Valentine's Day ·