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 ·
Sandwiches go gourmet at growing international British chain

Sandwiches go gourmet at growing international British chain

(Relaxnews) – Gourmet sandwich chain Pret a Manger from the UK is poised to become a leading international player in a growing segment of the fast food industry, at a time when chefs are being increasingly inventive with the portable, one-handed meal — which is enjoying rising popularity. While the chain opened its first US […]

30.07.2012 · Filled under: Food & Dining ·
eBay adding to fashion credentials with London initiative

eBay adding to fashion credentials with London initiative

(Relaxnews) – Following hot on the heels of its recently announced eBay Holiday Collective designer teamup, the online auction site has been confirmed as the new sponsor of the British Fashion Council’s Fashion Forward initiative. The initiative, which helps designers develop and show their collections in London, is now in its sixth year and supports […]

30.07.2012 · Filled under: Photos ·
Two Pilates moves that gave Miley Cyrus her amazing abs

Two Pilates moves that gave Miley Cyrus her amazing abs

(Relaxnews) – American 18-year-old starlet Miley Cyrus is flaunting a super-toned body these days, and according to fitness blogger FitSugar, she has Hollywood Pilates guru Mari Winsor to thank. “Her results are due to her commitment, hard work, and everyday workouts,” said Winsor in an interview with FitSugar on Wednesday. “I believe what attracts all […]

30.07.2012 · Filled under: Videos ·
Millions more Chinese using mobile devices to access Internet

Millions more Chinese using mobile devices to access Internet

(HONG KONG-Relaxnews) – While China’s internet community continues to grow in huge numbers so, too, does the amount of people who are accessing the web via mobile devices. A report released earlier this month from the China Internet Network Information Centre claims there are now 538 million Chinese who regularly use the internet, up 11 […]

30.07.2012 · Filled under: Money & Business ·
Gym bunny beauties: 7 out of 10 UK women wear makeup to exercise

Gym bunny beauties: 7 out of 10 UK women wear makeup to exercise

(Relaxnews) – As all eyes fall on the world’s best athletes at the London Olympics, a new UK survey has revealed seven out of ten women wear makeup to exercise. With famous sportswomen such as US swimmer Natalie Coughlin and British cyclist Victoria Pendleton becoming health and beauty ambassadors for global haircare mark Pantene, the […]

30.07.2012 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Lifestyle ·
Madonna hit by backlash from short-changed fans

Madonna hit by backlash from short-changed fans

(PARIS-AFP) – Madonna was on the receiving end of an angry backlash from her fans on Friday for ending a Paris concert after just 45 minutes. With the Internet awash with criticism of the US pop queen, tweets posted by disappointed fans included: “Madonna branded a slut and booed in Paris,” and “Only 45 minutes […]

30.07.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
New arrest warrant for Arroyo sought

New arrest warrant for Arroyo sought

MANILA, July 26 (Mabuhay) — The Office of the Ombudsman has asked the Sandiganbayan to immediately issue a warrant of arrest against former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo for the plunder case on the alleged illegal transfer of funds at the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO). In today’s hearing at the Sandiganbayan First Division, the prosecutors […]

30.07.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
You could become a Millionaire by August 19!

You could become a Millionaire by August 19!

Pechanga Resort and Casino gives its Club Card members the chance to become the next millionaire through its “Luck of the Draw” promotion which is continuously running until August 19, 2012.  Every Sunday, six winning numbers determine the winner of a jackpot that began with hundreds of thousands of dollars and continue to increase every […]

27.07.2012 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Grand Park is now open in Downtown Los Angeles

Grand Park is now open in Downtown Los Angeles

By Christian Esteban The new Grand Park, a 12-acre and four-block public park in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, officially opened the first two blocks of the park on July 26, 2012 during a civic dedication ceremony. The event began with opening remarks from Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina, who saw the park […]

27.07.2012 · Filled under: Environment, Happenings, News ·
Get your kids to eat their veggies with Batman’s help

Get your kids to eat their veggies with Batman’s help

(Relaxnews) – Just as Popeye may have encouraged children to eat their spinach, a team of US researchers has found that equating healthy eating habits with superheroes like Spider-Man and Batman could be an effective tool in getting kids to eat their veggies. The strategy they propose is simple. When kids were presented with food […]

27.07.2012 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Lifestyle ·
YouTube helps vertigo sufferers find a cure

YouTube helps vertigo sufferers find a cure

(Relaxnews) – If you suffer from vertigo or dizziness, a new US study finds that YouTube could help you find a cure. Researchers at the University of Michigan found that YouTube videos teaching a maneuver to cure a type of vertigo was often as helpful and accurate as visiting a doctor. Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo […]

27.07.2012 · Filled under: Videos ·
Facebook introduces social Recommendations Bar

Facebook introduces social Recommendations Bar

(Relaxnews) – Facebook officially launched its social Recommendations Bar, helping users stay up-to-date with the news sites their friends recommend. The plug-in has been likened to social news sharing site Digg, only more focused on pages friends like and share. “As a person reads an article, a small pop-up surfaces at the bottom of the […]

27.07.2012 · Filled under: Apps, News ·
Tablets to push US electronic sales above $200 billion

Tablets to push US electronic sales above $200 billion

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – US consumer electronic sales are expected to top $200 billion for the first time this year, propelled by strong growth in tablet computers, an industry group said Tuesday. The semiannual forecast released by the Consumer Electronics Association showed an estimated 5.9 percent growth in US sales this year, two points higher than previously […]

27.07.2012 · Filled under: Money & Business ·
Olympics: what to watch on July 28-29

Olympics: what to watch on July 28-29

(Relaxnews) – Events opening the London Olympic Games include the men’s road race, men’s boxing, judo, handball, diving, swimming, among others. Here are a few key events to keep an eye on. All times listed are London time (GMT+1). Men’s Road Race Saturday, July 28, 11am Cyclists will race 250km through the streets of London, […]

27.07.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment, Sports & Recreation ·
Overindulging in fruits and vegetables could lead to weight gain

Overindulging in fruits and vegetables could lead to weight gain

(Relaxnews) – If you’re struggling to lose those extra pounds for bikini season, you may be eating too many fruits and vegetables. At first, it may sound absurdly counterintuitive. But a registered dietitian reminds consumers that not all fruits and vegetables are created equal, and that sometimes too much of a good thing can sabotage […]

26.07.2012 · Filled under: Food & Dining ·
Festive Ramadan recipes that break the fast

Festive Ramadan recipes that break the fast

(Relaxnews) – With Ramadan in full swing, Muslims have been taking to Google looking for recipe ideas for their fast-breaking meals, making “Ramadan cuisine” the top rising food-related search term over the past week. The yearly tradition, which started July 20 and ends August 18, involves fasting from dawn to sunset. Come sundown, friends and […]

26.07.2012 · Filled under: Free Recipes ·