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 ·
Top health/fitness apps: diet tracking, muscled chests

Top health/fitness apps: diet tracking, muscled chests

(Relaxnews) – Diet and fitness apps top iTunes charts in countries around the globe, with popular apps including US celebrity Bob Harper’s training app, an app for sculpted chests for beach baring, and an app that tallies up your Weight Watchers points. Here are details on a selection of top-ranking iTunes paid and free health […]

10.08.2012 · Filled under: Photos ·
Job vacancy ad says new Xbox within 18 months

Job vacancy ad says new Xbox within 18 months

(Relaxnews) – A Microsoft job posting has given yet further creedence to the expectancy that a new Xbox will arrive by the end of 2013, specifying an eighteen month timeframe for various products including another Xbox branded console. “Over the next eighteen months Microsoft will release new versions of all of our most significant products […]

10.08.2012 · Filled under: Money & Business ·
James Cameron launches 3D joint venture in China

James Cameron launches 3D joint venture in China

(Beijing-AFP) – Noted director James Cameron launched on Wednesday a joint venture aimed at developing 3D cinema in China, a country which he says offers the best prospects for expanding the technology. “The future of entertainment is 3D and we believe that the future of 3D is right here in China,” said the Canadian, explaining […]

10.08.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
Expert shares tips on secure cloud computing

Expert shares tips on secure cloud computing

(Relaxnews) – Last week Wired writer Mat Honan was subject to an epic hacking attack that took over his Google account, compromised his Twitter account and led to his AppleID account being accessed and used to remotely wipe both his iPhone and his iPad. On August 5, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak expressed his own wariness […]

10.08.2012 · Filled under: Apps, News, Science & Technology ·
British track cyclists keep warm with Adidas ‘hot pants’

British track cyclists keep warm with Adidas ‘hot pants’

(Relaxnews) – British track cyclist Sir Chris Hoy took his Olympic gold medal tally to six in London as Great Britain dominated the Velodrome in Olympic events this week. One trick they had up their sleeve: a pair of battery-operated “hot pants” designed by Adidas to keep their legs warm and to prevent injury. While […]

10.08.2012 · Filled under: News, Sports & Recreation ·
Space shuttle Endeavour to arrive in LA in Sept

Space shuttle Endeavour to arrive in LA in Sept

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – The US space shuttle Endeavour will arrive in Los Angeles next month before making its way across the city in October to its new home at the California Science Center, officials said Wednesday. Endeavour, which completed its last mission a year ago, will be flown on the back of a modified Boeing […]

10.08.2012 · Filled under: Destinations, Lifestyle ·
Lady Gaga fronts ‘Vogue’ September issue

Lady Gaga fronts ‘Vogue’ September issue

(Relaxnews) – Lady Gaga took to Twitter August 9 to unveil her eagerly awaited front cover for the September issue of US Vogue. “Im so excited to post the SEPT ISSUE OF VOGUE in 30 min! Photographed by MERT & MARCUS,” tweeted the songstress, before posting a picture of her stunning front cover. Sporting huge […]

10.08.2012 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Lifestyle ·
Little white lies may be bad for your health

Little white lies may be bad for your health

(Relaxnews) – How to be healthy? Exercise, eat your vegetables, and refrain from telling little white lies, according to a new study. In early findings from the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, US, researchers studied 110 participants who were told to stop telling either major or minor lies for 10 weeks. The control group […]

10.08.2012 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Lifestyle, Offbeat ·
French wine harvest off to flying start

French wine harvest off to flying start

(RIVESALTES, France-AFP) – The first grapes of France’s 2012 wine harvest have been picked here with producers predicting a vintage of high quality, at least in this sunny corner of the eastern Pyrenees. A dry and sunny July was good news for local wine-makers after some unsettled weather earlier in the year, although yields are […]

10.08.2012 · Filled under: Food & Dining ·
Amazon floats textbook rental service for college students

Amazon floats textbook rental service for college students

(Relaxnews) – Forget film rentals, the next big thing for college students is going to be book rentals, at least if Amazon’s US arm has anything to do with it. The online retailer claims savings of up to 70% and, at the end of the rental period (a 130 day semester), the books are returned […]

09.08.2012 · Filled under: Money & Business ·
Samsung launches its new super-size Galaxy Note

Samsung launches its new super-size Galaxy Note

(SEOUL-AFP) – South Korea’s Samsung Electronics said Tuesday it had launched a super-size version of its Galaxy Note smartphone, the latest salvo in its battle with Apple for the multi-billion-dollar handheld market. The Galaxy Note 10.1, which went on sale on Monday in Germany and the United Arab Emirates, is almost twice as wide as […]

09.08.2012 · Filled under: Apps, News, Science & Technology ·
Humans would be also-rans in all-species Olympics: study

Humans would be also-rans in all-species Olympics: study

(PARIS-AFP) – Human beings would be made to look decidedly unimpressive were animals allowed to compete in the Olympics — outperformed by the likes of kangaroos, gorillas and ostriches, a science paper said Saturday. Usain Bolt, currently the world’s fastest man, may just be able to outrun a Dromedary camel but would trail the cheetah, […]

09.08.2012 · Filled under: News, Sports & Recreation ·
Thailand woos Middle Eastern health tourists

Thailand woos Middle Eastern health tourists

(BANGKOK-AFP) – Thailand will offer 90-day visas on arrival to citizens of six Middle Eastern countries for private health treatment in a bid to boost its status as a medical tourism hub, officials said Tuesday. The visas will be available to nationals of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates provided […]

09.08.2012 · Filled under: Destinations, Lifestyle ·
Pink is new addition to Cover Girl family

Pink is new addition to Cover Girl family

(Relaxnews) – Pink has been named Cover Girl’s newest spokeswoman and is set to appear in the beauty brand’s print advertising campaign for Fall. The singer, known for her feisty song lyrics and edgy style, brings a touch of attitude to the current Cover Girl lineup — which includes country star Taylor Swift, television personality […]

09.08.2012 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Lifestyle ·
Women: a glass of wine could protect your bones

Women: a glass of wine could protect your bones

(Relaxnews) – New research finds that one or two glasses of wine a day helped protect older women from thinning bones as well as drugs did. In a study announced August 2, a review team from the International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research found regular moderate intake of alcohol after menopause helped maintain bone strength. […]

09.08.2012 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Lifestyle ·
How to tell a Cornish pasty from the frauds

How to tell a Cornish pasty from the frauds

(Relaxnews) – While shepherd’s pie, bangers and mash and fish and chips may be unofficial national culinary institutions in the UK, the county of Cornwall, England boasts ownership rights on another British favorite, Cornish pasties. As the location of the 2012 summer Olympics, Great Britain is enjoying the international spotlight and, like every other Games […]

09.08.2012 · Filled under: Food & Dining ·