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 ·
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 ·