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 ·
US winery creates patriotic bubbly in time for Olympics

US winery creates patriotic bubbly in time for Olympics

(Relaxnews) – California winery Chandon has released a limited-edition bottle of patriotic sparkling wine in time for the summer Olympics decked out in red, white and blue stripes. The limited edition Brut Classic is made from Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier, and blended with 10 to 20 percent Reserve wines from previous harvests. The […]

26.07.2012 · Filled under: Food & Dining ·
Olympics to put British cuisine back on the menu

Olympics to put British cuisine back on the menu

(LONDON,-AFP) – Feeding 10,500 athletes and millions of fans during the Olympics may be a mammoth task but London 2012 is hoping to seize the opportunity to also improve the reputation of British cuisine. Fish and chips, pie and mash or a full English breakfast are hardly top of the list for an athlete looking […]

26.07.2012 · Filled under: Food & Dining ·
How to eat like an elite athlete

How to eat like an elite athlete

(Relaxnews) – If you’re training for a marathon or other endurance event, here are a few ways elite athletes fuel themselves before, during, and after a big race. On Friday, running magazine Competitor shared the menu plans for a handful of elite American athletes, including 2012 Olympic-bound marathon runner Kara Goucher, American record holder in 24-hour runs […]

26.07.2012 · Filled under: Food & Dining ·
Olympics: London braced for world’s greatest show

Olympics: London braced for world’s greatest show

(LONDON-AFP) – Seven years in the making, costing £9.3 billion ($14.5 billion) and featuring 10,490 athletes, the London Olympics opens Friday with 302 gold medals to be won and hard-fought reputations at stake. The Olympic Stadium and Aquatics Centre in London’s East End will host Beijing super-heroes Usain Bolt and Michael Phelps, who tore up the history books […]

26.07.2012 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation ·
Olympics: Big Ben to ring for three minutes on opening day

Olympics: Big Ben to ring for three minutes on opening day

(LONDON-AFP) – Big Ben, the famed bell belonging to Britain’s parliament, will chime non-stop for three minutes on Friday as part of a national event to mark the start of theLondon Olympics. The huge bell will strike more than 40 times between 0712 GMT and 0715 GMT as part of an event devised by Turner Prize-winning […]

26.07.2012 · Filled under: Destinations ·
Olympics: London stars missing in action

Olympics: London stars missing in action

(LONDON-AFP) – With Rafael Nadal, Chris Bosh and Carolina Kluft injured and David Beckham and Ian Thorpe past their best, the Olympics have been hit by a raft of pull-outs. “It is one of the saddest days of my career,” said Nadal, who was the gold medallist in tennis singles at Beijing, after announcing his […]

26.07.2012 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation ·
Olympics: Opening ceremony a ‘spine-tingling’ spectacular

Olympics: Opening ceremony a ‘spine-tingling’ spectacular

(LONDON-AFP) – The London 2012 opening ceremony will be a spine-tingling extravaganza that exceeds expectations, thrilled audience members said after witnessing the final rehearsal for Friday’s showpiece spectacular. And despite their excitement, those lucky enough to get a sneak peek vowed to keep the surprises secret after the show’s Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle pleaded with them not to […]

26.07.2012 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation ·
Up close with Olympic gold medalist Alessandra Sensini

Up close with Olympic gold medalist Alessandra Sensini

The London Games will be the sixth Olympics for Italian windsurfer Alessandra Sensini — and also the sixth Olympics for women’s windsurfing. Besides setting records and competing in all three windsurfing classes that have been in the Olympics, this 42-year-old has also pocketed medals at every game, including her gold medal win in Sydney. Relaxnews: […]

26.07.2012 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation, Videos ·
London 2012: venues in the Olympic Park

London 2012: venues in the Olympic Park

8 photos (Relaxnews) – To welcome the London Olympic Games, which run July 27 – August 12, organizers created a 2.5-square-kilometer park in a previously industrial area of East London. Eight sites have been set up in the park, beginning with the Olympic Stadium, built in the heart of this vast space. Here, a look […]

26.07.2012 · Filled under: Photos, Sports & Recreation ·
US-Philippines Expo 2012 free admission ticket raffle promo is extended to July 31

US-Philippines Expo 2012 free admission ticket raffle promo is extended to July 31

Weekend Balita and the US Asian Post are holding a raffle promotion to give away 100 free admission tickets to the US-Philippines Expo 2012.  There will be 50 winners who will receive two free admission tickets each. The raffle draw, which was originally scheduled to end on July 27, 2012, will be extended for four […]

25.07.2012 · Filled under: Happenings, Promotions ·
Jodi overwhelmed by new show’s high ratings

Jodi overwhelmed by new show’s high ratings

Actress Jodi Sta. Maria thanked televiewers after her newest TV project “Be Careful With My Heart” shot up in the ratings chart on its first week. The morning romantic-comedy series quickly captured the hearts of viewers nationwide as it ruled the daytime block, based on the data of Kantar Media last July 13. The new […]

25.07.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
UK renews warning vs travel to parts of Mindanao

UK renews warning vs travel to parts of Mindanao

MANILA, July 19 (Mabuhay) – Citing the continued threat of terrorism and kidnapping in some parts of Mindanao, the United Kingdom has reiterated its warning against going there for the meantime. In its travel advisory updated Thursday, the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office maintained its advisory against all travel to southwest Mindanao and Sulu. “We […]

25.07.2012 · Filled under: News ·