Quake shakes southern Philippines

Quake shakes southern Philippines

Manila, Sept 3, 2012 (AFP) – A moderate earthquake struck the southern Philippines on Monday, just days after a powerful tremor rocked the same region and triggered a tsunami warning, the government said. The quake, measuring 5.9, was located in the Celebes Sea, 67 kilometers (42 miles) west of Palimbang town on the southern island […]

07.09.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Mar Roxas urged to resign as LP president before assuming DILG post

Mar Roxas urged to resign as LP president before assuming DILG post

MANILA, Sept 3 (Mabuhay) – Manuel “Mar” Roxas II should resign as president of the ruling Liberal Party (LP) before assuming his new Cabinet post, lawmakers gunning for senatorial posts in next year’s elections said Monday. Roxas is the incoming Secretary of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG). San Juan Rep. Joseph Victor […]

07.09.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
To overcome fear, talk about it: study

To overcome fear, talk about it: study

(Relaxnews) – Afraid of, say, spiders? Look the spider in the eye (all eight of them) and tell it you find it terrifying and even ugly. The result: a freedom from the chains of fear, at least according to a new study from scientists at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). “This is unique […]

06.09.2012 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Trailer: Liam Neeson in ‘Taken 2′

Trailer: Liam Neeson in ‘Taken 2′

(Relaxnews) – Irish actor Taken 2 playfully breaks the third wall in the trailer for Taken 2. “Check out this exclusive look of Taken 2, only here on YouTube, or I will come for you… And I will find you,” threatens Neeson to launch the trailer for the upcoming action film that will hit North American theaters on October 5. The line […]

06.09.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
US creates team of culinary ambassadors for Americana cuisine

US creates team of culinary ambassadors for Americana cuisine

(Relaxnews) – The US State Department has tapped some of the best chefs in the country to form an American Chef Corps, a team of culinary ambassadors who will promote American ingredients, products and cuisine abroad. The official announcement, to be made September 7 at a reception hosted at the US State Department, will reveal […]

06.09.2012 · Filled under: Food & Dining ·
Nokia unveils Lumia 920 running Windows 8

Nokia unveils Lumia 920 running Windows 8

(Relaxnews) – Nokia unveiled its latest flagship phone, the Lumia 920, at a New York press event on Wednesday with Microsoft. The phone, Nokia’s first to run on Windows 8, features a 4.5-inch curved glass display, Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, 2000mAh battery (the largest to date in a Nokia phone), wireless charging, Nokia Maps — […]

06.09.2012 · Filled under: Science & Technology ·
Trailer: Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton in ‘Hansel & Gretel’

Trailer: Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton in ‘Hansel & Gretel’

(Relaxnews) – The first trailer for the follow-up to the classic fairy tale Hansel and Gretel hit the web, showing the siblings all grown up and ready for some witch-slaying action. Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton play the siblings turned bounty hunters, who acquired a taste for witch blood following their childhood experience told by […]

05.09.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment, Videos ·
After ‘Angry Birds’ success, Rovio to launch ‘Bad Piggies’

After ‘Angry Birds’ success, Rovio to launch ‘Bad Piggies’

(HELSINKI-AFP) – Rovio, the Finnish makers of the world’s most-downloaded mobile app, “Angry Birds”, will launch a new game called “Bad Piggies” on September 27, the company said Tuesday. “This innovative game turns the franchise on its head by letting the fans play as the pigs,” Rovio said in a statement. The “Angry Birds” game […]

05.09.2012 · Filled under: Games ·
International Fashion Week season gets underway

International Fashion Week season gets underway

(Relaxnews) – Planet Fashion comes to the fore once again this Thursday as New York kicks off the first leg of the international Fashion Week marathon which will see established brands and emerging designers stage unveil their collections for next spring. Perhaps the best news this season is that thanks to 156-year old brand Burberry […]

05.09.2012 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
Air quality index of major cities in North America September 5: San Francisco ‘good’

Air quality index of major cities in North America September 5: San Francisco ‘good’

(Relaxnews) – Below is information on the current background air quality in some of North America’s major cities based on data taken from http://www.airnow.gov recorded at 12:00 pm GMT September 5.  City Quality Atlanta (Georgia)  [Good] Chicago (Illinois)  [Good] Dallas (Texas) [Good] Denver (Colorado) [Good] New Orleans (Louisiana)  [Good] New York City (New York) [Good] Miami (Florida) [Good] […]

05.09.2012 · Filled under: Environment ·
85 percent of last-minute hotel bookings done on computer or mobile

85 percent of last-minute hotel bookings done on computer or mobile

(Relaxnews) – According to a survey released on Monday, around 85 percent of travelers across eight countries prefer to book a last-minute hotel on the internet or via a smartphone app. Just 15 percent opted for more traditional methods of calling or booking via a travel agent. When booking a last-minute hotel, 74 percent do […]

04.09.2012 · Filled under: Science & Technology ·
Nokia launches mobile streaming music in US

Nokia launches mobile streaming music in US

(NEW YORK-AFP) – Nokia said Tuesday it was launching a free music streaming service for US customers with its Lumia handsets, without ads, as the Finnish firm seeks to gain traction in the smartphone market. The announcement came a day ahead of a news event with Nokia and US giant Microsoft widely expected to launch […]

04.09.2012 · Filled under: Science & Technology ·
US automakers post strong sales gains in August

US automakers post strong sales gains in August

(CHICAGO-AFP) – The Detroit Three automakers posted double-digit gains in August US auto sales on Tuesday even as higher fuel prices drove a shift towards smaller and more fuel efficient vehicles. Sales growth by rival Toyota, however, outpaced them all. Toyota — which saw sales collapse last year due to supply shortages in the wake […]

04.09.2012 · Filled under: Motoring ·
Your iPad may be keeping you awake at night

Your iPad may be keeping you awake at night

“Our study shows that a two-hour exposure to light from self-luminous electronic displays can suppress melatonin by about 22 percent,” said lead researcher Mariana Figueiro in a statement last week. “Stimulating the human circadian system to this level may affect sleep in those using the devices prior to bedtime.” In the study, 13 subjects read, watched videos, […]

04.09.2012 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Six good reasons to toast your health with wine

Six good reasons to toast your health with wine

Oenophiles rejoice — a glass or two or red wine with a meal may boost your heart health, help you lose weight, reduce forgetfulness, boost your immunity, and even help with bone loss. Here are six research-backed reasons to say cheers. 1. Protect your brain - When researchers gave memory tests to older women, those who drank […]

04.09.2012 · Filled under: Videos ·
New Miss Dior campaign with Natalie Portman + Lady Dior teaser

New Miss Dior campaign with Natalie Portman + Lady Dior teaser

French luxury house Dior presented its latest Miss Dior (formerly Miss Dior Chérie) campaign on September 3, featuring actress Natalie Portman. The new video shows a similar esthetic to the original campaign starring Portman (Black Swan). Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin’s song “Je t’aime… moi non plus” sets the tone for this twenty-second ad with some […]

04.09.2012 · Filled under: Videos ·
Full list of top 101 hotel restaurants in the world

Full list of top 101 hotel restaurants in the world

(Relaxnews) – Popular food blog The Daily Meal has compiled a list of what they say are the top 101 hotel restaurants in the world. Spanning six continents and more than 40 countries and 80 cities, the list is led by Paris, France, which landed five spots with addresses like Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée, […]

04.09.2012 · Filled under: Food & Dining ·
Organic food is not healthier, say Stanford researchers

Organic food is not healthier, say Stanford researchers

(Relaxnews) – A new large-scale study from Stanford University in the California finds that when it comes to nutrition, organic foods, such as meat, dairy, and produce, may not be worth the extra cash. While organics come at a premium, researchers say they are no healthier and not significantly safer than conventional foods and produce […]

04.09.2012 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Off the court with US Open contestant Maria Sharapova

Off the court with US Open contestant Maria Sharapova

(Relaxnews) – Tennis player Maria Sharapova has won a total of 27 WTA singles titles including four Grand Slams and is currently ranked number 3 in the world. Sharapova talked to Relaxnews about traveling, music, and her on- and off-court style. Maria Sharapova reached the fourth round at the US Open after beating Mallory Burdette […]

04.09.2012 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation ·
Hackers release Apple IDs allegedly taken from an FBI database, Twitter users react

Hackers release Apple IDs allegedly taken from an FBI database, Twitter users react

(Relaxnews) – On September 4 hacking collective AntiSec released around 12 million Apple IDs which, the group claims, were obtained from a database on a computer used by a member of US governmental agency the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The group claims to have hacked an FBI agent’s laptop and extracted a list of […]

04.09.2012 · Filled under: Science & Technology ·