Book releases mark the Rolling Stones’ 50-year anniversary

Book releases mark the Rolling Stones’ 50-year anniversary

(LOS ANGELES-Relaxnews) – On July 12, the Rolling Stones marked the band’s official 50th anniversary of its first concert in London’s Marquee Club with a free exhibition of photographs. An upcoming documentary to cover the span of the band’s history and a series of book releases from biographies to photo collections are also celebrating the […]

02.08.2012 · Filled under: Photos ·
Hong Kong rents too high for Sweden’s H&M

Hong Kong rents too high for Sweden’s H&M

(HONG KONG-AFP) – Fashion retailer H&M is shutting its flagship store in central Hong Kong due to sky-high rents in the southern Chinese city, a report said Friday. Five years after launching its first Chinese store in Hong Kong’s Central district, the Swedish fashion house is closing the 30,000 square-foot (2,790 square-metre) space, the Wall […]

02.08.2012 · Filled under: Money & Business ·
Microsoft revamps cloud mail service, calls it Outlook

Microsoft revamps cloud mail service, calls it Outlook

(SAN FRANCISCO-AFP) – Microsoft on Tuesday said it was revamping its new cloud-based email service, phasing out the name Hotmail in favor of Outlook as it adapts for mobile users and social media. “Email is becoming less and less useful as inboxes become cluttered with newsletters and social updates, and people increasingly keep up their […]

02.08.2012 · Filled under: Apps, News ·
Colosseum restoration to start in December: official

Colosseum restoration to start in December: official

(ROME-AFP) – Long-delayed repairs to the 2,000-year-old Colosseum will begin in December in a project funded by Italian billionaire Diego Della Valle to save the crumbling monument, officials said on Tuesday. The culture ministry said the first contract for the restoration project — an 8.3-million-euro ($10.2-million) tender to clean up the facade of the Roman […]

02.08.2012 · Filled under: Destinations, Lifestyle ·
Lady Gaga debuts Fame, unveils second perfume ad

Lady Gaga debuts Fame, unveils second perfume ad

(Relaxnews) – Lady Gaga has tweeted a new photo of the second ad for her debut fragrance Fame, shot by Steven Klein, while the eagerly anticipated Fame fragrance has made its debut in Japan ahead of an international launch this September. The pop star excitedly took to Twitter August 1 to reveal the latest futuristic […]

02.08.2012 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Lifestyle ·
Anne Curtis: I’m a nobody in the US

Anne Curtis: I’m a nobody in the US

Here in the Philippines, it’s impossible for one not to know Anne Curtis, unless he or she lives under a rock. One of ABS-CBN’s biggest talents, Curtis has had box-office hit movies, top-rating soaps and shows, and even a sold-out concert. Her face can also be seen all over the country through billboards and other […]

02.08.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
Three dead as storm lashes PHL

Three dead as storm lashes PHL

Manila, July 30, 2012 (AFP) – At least three people were killed and millions were left without power Monday as Tropical Storm Saola turned into a typhoon, bringing heavy rains to large parts of the Philippines, the government said. Manila was one of the worst hit areas and schools across the sprawling capital were suspended, […]

02.08.2012 · Filled under: Environment, Philippine News ·
Sandiganbayan won’t order Arroyo’s re-arrest

Sandiganbayan won’t order Arroyo’s re-arrest

MANILA, July 27 (Mabuhay) – The Sandiganbayan will not order the re-arrest of former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo pending resolution of a motion for reconsideration on the plunder case filed by the Office of the Ombudsman. In a 6-page resolution issued Friday, the anti-graft court noted that many of the accused in the plunder case […]

02.08.2012 · Filled under: News ·
New HIV cases in June surpass entire 2010 record

New HIV cases in June surpass entire 2010 record

MANILA, July 28 (Mabuhay) – With 295 new human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) cases recorded last June, there are now more HIV cases in the first half of 2012 than the entire 2010, a health official said over the weekend. National Epidemiology Center head Dr. Enrique Tayag said the 295 new HIV cases in June brought […]

02.08.2012 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, News ·
ABS-CBN Butuan City reporters receive threat

ABS-CBN Butuan City reporters receive threat

Two provincial reporters of TV station ABS-CBN have reported receiving threats they believe are connected to their coverage of illegal logging. Rodge Cultura said a boy handed him an envelope containing a single bullet Sunday morning, July 29, outside the ABS-CBN office in Butuan City. Cultura said the boy walked away after handing the envelope. […]

02.08.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Celebrate Olympic fever with classic Cornish pasties

Celebrate Olympic fever with classic Cornish pasties

(Relaxnews) – With London being the epicenter of the universe at the moment and all things Britannia given the international spotlight, Relaxnews will be bringing readers classic British recipes over the course of the Olympics. A savory pastry native to Cornwall, England, the Cornish pasty recently gained Protected Geographical Indication status in Europe, meaning that […]

31.07.2012 · Filled under: Free Recipes, Kitchenomics ·
Olympic video highlights: opening ceremony broadcast backlash, gymnast’s parents spectate

Olympic video highlights: opening ceremony broadcast backlash, gymnast’s parents spectate

(Relaxnews) – Edits made to a US broadcast of the Olympic Games’ opening ceremony are the subject of YouTube’s most discussed sports video on Tuesday, July 31, while the International Olympic Committee struggles to keep footage of a gymnast’s enthusiastic parents off the video network. Broadcasting backlash Most-discussed in YouTube’s sports section is “NBC Terrorizes […]

31.07.2012 · Filled under: Videos ·
London: how to work out like a local

London: how to work out like a local

(Relaxnews) – While Olympic fever is only one of many reasons to visit the British capital, London serves up plenty of offerings for fitness-minded travelers. With its state-of-the-art fitness centers, miles of running paths, public pools (including the new Olympic aquatics center), and a top-notch bike sharing program, London offers plenty of ways to work […]

31.07.2012 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Lifestyle ·
Post-Olympics London: state-of-the-art fitness centers, bike lanes

Post-Olympics London: state-of-the-art fitness centers, bike lanes

(Relaxnews) – While London is coughing up a $15 billion bill for its Summer Olympic Games, fitness-minded visitors will be able to reap the rewards of Olympic fever long after the flame burns out. While navigating the London streets will be tricky business during the Olympics, the British capital expanded its self-service cycle hire scheme, […]

31.07.2012 · Filled under: Photos ·
Chinese buying more luxury goods at home: survey

Chinese buying more luxury goods at home: survey

(BEIJING-AFP) – Chinese shoppers are increasingly buying luxury goods in mainland China, turning away from high-end stores abroad and in Hong Kong, a survey indicated Thursday. The poll by market research firm Ipsos found that Chinese buyers preferred to shop on the mainland for luxury goods in five of its seven categories — watches, cosmetics, […]

31.07.2012 · Filled under: Money & Business ·
Olympics opening ceremony soundtrack hits top of download charts

Olympics opening ceremony soundtrack hits top of download charts

(LOS ANGELES-Relaxnews) – From the Artic Monkeys to Paul McCartney, an album featuring the music of the London 2012 Olympics opening ceremony created by Oscar winning Danny Boyle was released within minutes of the event July 27 and soared to the top of the charts. The 36-song soundtrack, a two-disc set titled Isles of Wonder, […]

31.07.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
Fil-Am among the wounded in ‘Batman’

Fil-Am among the wounded in ‘Batman’

MANILA, July 21 (Mabuhay) – A Filipino-American was among those wounded in the bloody shooting at a screening of a new “Batman” movie in Colorado Friday, Philippine officials said. Department of Foreign Affairs spokesman Raul Hernandez said the victim, who he did not name, is now recovering at a hospital. Hernandez said the Philippine consulate […]

30.07.2012 · Filled under: News ·
Newspaper columnist Nixon Kua shot in face

Newspaper columnist Nixon Kua shot in face

Manila, July 22, 2012 (AFP) – A veteran newspaper columnist in the Philippines was in a critical condition after he was shot in the face during a robbery on Sunday, police said. Nixon Kua, 49, was “hit on the face and different parts of his body” by one of four gunmen who attacked him and […]

30.07.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Over 1,800 Pinoys repatriated as civil war rages in Syria

Over 1,800 Pinoys repatriated as civil war rages in Syria

MANILA, July 19 (Mabuhay) – Malacañang on Thursday said over 1,800 Filipinos have been repatriated from war-torn Syria since early last year. “We have been able to repatriate 1,806 OFWs from Syria,” deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said. She said the count began from March 2011. The Palace official released the figures after the group […]

30.07.2012 · Filled under: News ·
US, Canadian men held in PHL for fake Viagra

US, Canadian men held in PHL for fake Viagra

Manila, July 21, 2012 (AFP) – An American and a Canadian have been detained in the Philippines for selling fake counterfeit Viagra pills through the internet, police said Saturday. Canadian man Nicolai Boutnine and Joseph Dean, an American, were among six suspects arrested when police raided a call-centre in the central city of Mandaue on […]

30.07.2012 · Filled under: News ·