Germans most news-hungry when away on holiday

Germans most news-hungry when away on holiday

(Relaxnews) – The vast majority of European travelers are eager not to miss the news, according to a survey published by travel website Tripadvisor. The survey finds 89 percent of German travelers follow the news when they are away on holiday, with around 40 percent of them following local news when away. Newspaper sales at […]

15.08.2012 · Filled under: Destinations, Lifestyle ·
Latin American hotel prices among fastest growing

Latin American hotel prices among fastest growing

(Relaxnews) – Hotel prices in Latin America have shown higher increases than any other region over the first six months of 2012, according to a survey published on August 13. According to travel management company Hogg Robinson Group‘s semi-annual survey, a lack of new openings combined with an increasing demand pushed hotel rates in Mexico […]

15.08.2012 · Filled under: Destinations, Lifestyle ·
New heart-rate monitor works by scanning your face

New heart-rate monitor works by scanning your face

(Relaxnews) – While gadget-loving consumers have plenty of options to monitor heart rate during workouts, Cardiio, an iPhone app from MIT and Harvard scientists, offers something the others don’t. Its sophicated tech can measure your heart rate with no connection to your body, only by scanning your face. The biosensor app is the first heart […]

15.08.2012 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Lifestyle ·
Toddlers who snore may have more behavior problems

Toddlers who snore may have more behavior problems

(Relaxnews) – A new US study finds that young children who snore loudly may be at risk for behavioral problems. Researchers found that young children who persistently snore loudly are more likely to have behavior problems, such as hyperactivity, attention problems, and depression. The study was published online in Pediatrics on August 13. Dr. Dean […]

15.08.2012 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Lifestyle ·
Olympics: Fashion wins few medals in London

Olympics: Fashion wins few medals in London

(LONDON-AFP) – Designer Giorgio Armani predicted that the London Olympics would be the most stylish ever, but fashion experts say there has been as much bad taste as elegance on display. From the Stella McCartney-designed British kit that omitted most of the red of the Union flag, to the US team’s Chinese-made Ralph Lauren uniforms, […]

15.08.2012 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Lifestyle ·
Olympics: London 2012 ends with singalong party

Olympics: London 2012 ends with singalong party

(AFP) – London 2012 was in party mood as it bid farewell Sunday, a mass singalong bringing the curtain down on an Olympic Games that has radiated the feelgood factor throughout. The closing ceremony, entitled “A Symphony of British Music”, was a celebration of Britain’s pop prowess, with the sounds of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” and […]

15.08.2012 · Filled under: News, Sports & Recreation ·
Olympic Games inspire travelers to take active holidays

Olympic Games inspire travelers to take active holidays

(Relaxnews) – The popularity of active sports holidays in Europe seems to have increased this summer thanks to the Olympic Games in London. The current Olympic fever has focused attention on sports that aren’t normally shown on national TV, such as windsurfing, sailing and cycling, and seems to have had a positive effect, as travelers […]

15.08.2012 · Filled under: News, Sports & Recreation ·
Samsung expands lead in smartphone market: Gartner

Samsung expands lead in smartphone market: Gartner

(SAN FRANCISCO-AFP) – Samsung extended its lead over Apple in the smartphone market in the second quarter despite a slowing demand for mobile phones, according to figures released Tuesday. Samsung sold 90.4 million mobile phones during the quarter, an increase of 29.5 percent compared to the same three-month period a year earlier, according to market-tracker […]

15.08.2012 · Filled under: Apps, News, Science & Technology ·
Mariah Carey to release collection with OPI

Mariah Carey to release collection with OPI

(Relaxnews) – After the Kardashians, Katy Perry and Serena Williams, it is now musican and American Idol judge Mariah Carey’s turn to team up with OPI. Beauty junkies can look forward to two exclusive collections and eight new colors, to be available in salons and OPI boutiques worldwide from January 2013. In a statement announcing […]

14.08.2012 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Lifestyle ·
Enjoy your popcorn, but skip the butter flavoring

Enjoy your popcorn, but skip the butter flavoring

(Relaxnews) – If you’re a fan of butter-flavored microwave popcorn, a new US study finds a flavorant used in the product may trigger Alzheimer’s disease. University of Minnesota drug-design expert Robert Vince, PhD, and colleagues found that diacetyl causes brain proteins to misfold into the Alzheimer’s-linked form called beta amyloid. Vince’s team also found that […]

14.08.2012 · Filled under: Food & Dining ·
Audi R8 e-tron introduces the first ‘digital rear-view miror’

Audi R8 e-tron introduces the first ‘digital rear-view miror’

(Relaxnews) – Audi is lauching the first production model in automotive history with a digital rear-view mirror. The high-tech device will grace the R8 e-tron, located where the central rear-view mirror is usually set up. Samsung’s 7-inch color AMOLED screen will display a high-resolution, high-contrast picture, which will have the same high definition day and […]

14.08.2012 · Filled under: Apps, News, Science & Technology ·
CBCP to endorse anti-RH Bill candidates in 2013

CBCP to endorse anti-RH Bill candidates in 2013

MANILA, Aug 6 (Mabuhay) – The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) will use next year’s elections to bolster its stance against the Reproductive Health (RH) Bill. In a report from the CBCP News, CBCP secretary general Msgr. Joselito Asis said the CBCP will be more aggressive in influencing its faithful to vote only […]

14.08.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Aquino assures typhoon victims of long-term assistance to help uplift their living condition

Aquino assures typhoon victims of long-term assistance to help uplift their living condition

MANILA, Aug 4 (Mabuhay) – President Benigno S. Aquino III assured the victims of the recent typhoon of the government’s long-term assistance which includes housing and livelihood in efforts to uplift their standards of living and ensure their safety especially in times of calamities. In his message during the distribution of relief goods in Barangay […]

14.08.2012 · Filled under: News ·

Aug-Nov: Southeast Asia in Southern California: Events Calendar

Courtesy of UCLA Center for Southeast Asian Studies Presentations, Conferences, Performances, Festivals, and More… Tuesday, August 21, 2012 Docent Tour of the South and Southeast Asian Art Collection at LACMA 2:00 PM – 2:50 PM Ahmanson Building, 4th floor Los Angeles County Museum of Art 5905 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles CA 90036 Web announcement: www.lacma.org/visit/calendar General […]

13.08.2012 · Filled under: Happenings ·
$5 milyon ang jackpot ngayong Linggo sa “Luck of the Draw”

$5 milyon ang jackpot ngayong Linggo sa “Luck of the Draw”

Ang “ Luck of the Draw “ sa Pechanga Resort and Casino ay magtatapos ngayong Linggo, Agosto 19.  Ang promosyong ito ay nagsimula noong Hulyo 14, na may jackpot na $300,000.  Ang jackpot ay tumaas ng tumaas kada linggo, hanggang sa ito ay umabot sa $1 milyon noong nakaraang lingo, Agosto 11.  Ang pinakahuling jackpot, […]

13.08.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment, Giveaways, Happenings, Local News, Promotions ·
World Bank unveils piggery program in PHL to catch methane from farms

World Bank unveils piggery program in PHL to catch methane from farms

Manila, Aug 6, 2012 (AFP) – The World Bank said on Monday it plans to buy carbon credits from pig farms in the Philippines, helping farmers generate extra income by setting up environment friendly waste treatment facilities. Under the program it will finance the installation of such waste treatment systems that will capture methane gas […]

13.08.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Palace reiterates Aquino against abortion

Palace reiterates Aquino against abortion

MANILA, Aug 6 (Mabuhay) – Malacañang objected Wednesday to disinformation about President Aquino allegedly favoring abortion. “Let me just clarify lang that the President is against abortion. Because there is disinformation going around that the President is for abortion. Let me categorically state that in his first point in [his] five-point [position, he said] ‘I […]

13.08.2012 · Filled under: News ·
PHL school bans Muslim hijab

PHL school bans Muslim hijab

ZAMBOANGA, Philippines, Aug 5, 2012 (AFP) – A Catholic-run school in the southern Philippines has caused controversy by banning Muslim students from wearing the hijab headscarf. Mehol Sadain, who heads the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos, said Sunday he had written to Pilar College in the mixed Muslim-Christian port city of Zamboanga to demand it […]

13.08.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
NASA lands rover on Mars to seek signs of life

NASA lands rover on Mars to seek signs of life

By Romain Raynaldy Pasadena, California, Aug 6, 2012 (AFP) – NASA opened a new chapter in the history of interplanetary exploration on Monday when its $2.5 billion nuclear-powered robot Curiosity beamed back pictures from the surface of Mars. The one-ton mobile lab is the largest rover ever sent to Mars, and its high-speed landing was […]

10.08.2012 · Filled under: News ·
Dubai transport users to save ten minutes on morning commute

Dubai transport users to save ten minutes on morning commute

(Relaxnews) – In an attempt to attract a larger number of passengers, the transport authorities in Dubai have announced the introduction of four new express trains on the Red Line subway route in October. The Dubai metro is the first urban train network constructed in the country and in the Arabian Peninsula, opening in 2009 […]

10.08.2012 · Filled under: Videos ·