Organic tomatoes healthier than conventional plants: study

Organic tomatoes healthier than conventional plants: study

(Relaxnews) – When it comes to antioxidant levels, organic tomatoes have been shown to grind conventionally grown tomatoes to a pulp. That’s the conclusion of a Spanish study published in the Journal of Agricultural Food Chemistry which found that organic tomatoes work harder for consumers as they contain higher levels of phenolic compounds, plant-based compounds […]

06.07.2012 · Filled under: Food & Dining ·
Pass RH bill to help end child labor, Lagman says

Pass RH bill to help end child labor, Lagman says

MANILA, June 29 (Mabuhay) – Lawmakers should approve the reproductive health (RH) bill to help end child labor in the country, Albay Rep. Edcel Lagman said Friday. Lagman, the principal author of the RH bill in the House of Representatives, said in a press statement that the rising number of child workers in the country […]

05.07.2012 · Filled under: News ·
Spain’s Queen Sofia arrives in Philippines

Spain’s Queen Sofia arrives in Philippines

MANILA, July 2, 2012 (AFP) – Spain’s Queen Sofia arrived in the Philippines Monday for a five-day visit to review development projects funded by the Spanish government. The queen was greeted at Manila airport by top Philippine dignitaries, before she left for a private gathering at the Spanish ambassador’s residence, official said. The queen’s visit […]

05.07.2012 · Filled under: News ·
Guinness says ‘Lolong’ is world’s largest crocodile

Guinness says ‘Lolong’ is world’s largest crocodile

MANILA, July 2, 2012 (AFP) – A saltwater crocodile weighing more than a ton and suspected of killing two people in the Philippines has been declared the largest such reptile in captivity by the Guinness Book of World Records. The 6.17-metre (20.24-foot) male, nicknamed “Lolong”, was captured in the Agusan marsh on the southern island […]

05.07.2012 · Filled under: News ·
(August 4-5) 28th PHILIPPINE CULTURAL ARTS FESTIVAL IN BALBOA PARK

(August 4-5) 28th PHILIPPINE CULTURAL ARTS FESTIVAL IN BALBOA PARK

The 28th Philippine Cultural Arts Festival will be held on August 4 and 5, 2012, Saturday and Sunday, in Balboa Park at the corner of Park Boulevard and Presidents Way. A yearly production of the Samahan Filipino American Performing Arts & Education Center, the Festival runs from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm both days. Admission is FREE. The […]

05.07.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment, Happenings ·
Japan city seeks funds for dying ‘miracle’ pine

Japan city seeks funds for dying ‘miracle’ pine

    (TOKYO-AFP) – A local government in northern Japan is seeking funds to preserve a so-called “miracle pine” tree that survived last year’s tsunami, officials said Thursday. The city of Rikuzentakata will open a Facebook page on July 5 to ask for donations for the tree — the sole survivor among some 70,000 pines […]

02.07.2012 · Filled under: Environment ·
Hong Kong Book Fair looks to break the million barrier

Hong Kong Book Fair looks to break the million barrier

(HONG KONG-Relaxnews) – It’s one of the city’s great social events but to an outsider it must make for one very weird sight. Each July you can see people in the tens of thousands waiting patiently outside the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre — often in the driving rain — in lines that snake […]

02.07.2012 · Filled under: Destinations ·
Kenzo spirits Paris on jungle safari

Kenzo spirits Paris on jungle safari

(PARIS-AFP) – Kenzo whisked Paris to the jungles of Southeast Asia on Saturday with a retro-tinted men’s look of safari suits and animal prints cut out for the urban adventurer. Design duo Humberto Leon and Carol Lim took their cue from the 1970s jungle period of the house’s Japanese founder Kenzo Takada, travelling to Thailand […]

02.07.2012 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
‘Amazing Spider-Man’ set to pounce on ‘Madagascar 3′

‘Amazing Spider-Man’ set to pounce on ‘Madagascar 3′

(LOS ANGELES-Relaxnews) – The much-anticipated Amazing Spider-Man aims to end Madagascar 3‘s three-week reign at the box office, with its release in select international markets this weekend. Spider-Man premiered in Japan June 23 and rolls out in Germany, the Netherlands, Russia, India, Hong Kong and other Asian markets, including Singapore, Taiwan and Vietnam, on June […]

29.06.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
WILL BANKRUPTCY AFFECT MY CREDIT?

WILL BANKRUPTCY AFFECT MY CREDIT?

Many people who may be considering bankruptcy ask the predictable question: “Will this affect my credit, and if so, for how long?”  In certain situations, the question is a little late, since they have already blown their credit to “bits and pieces” with late payments and charge-offs. In some instances, a bankruptcy can be quite […]

29.06.2012 · Filled under: Legal Matters, Local News, Money & Business, Services ·
Take dinner outdoors with an easy summer picnic

Take dinner outdoors with an easy summer picnic

As the weather heats up, picnics offer the perfect outdoor activity for family, friends and foodies alike. A meal under the sun provides a picturesque setting to impress loved ones with an on-the-go gourmet feast while making the most of your time outdoors. Any picnic pro knows that a great meal includes seasonal, easy dishes […]

29.06.2012 · Filled under: Free Recipes ·
Philippines rice terraces off endangered list: UN

Philippines rice terraces off endangered list: UN

(MANILA-AFP) – The Philippines’ ancient rice terraces, carved into mountains like giant green stairs, have been removed from a UN list of endangered world heritage sites, the UN office in Manila said Wednesday. The 2,000-year-old living cultural monuments were put on the World Heritage Committee’s danger list in 2000 at the Philippine government’s request to […]

29.06.2012 · Filled under: News ·
New iPhone tool lets you obsess over your golf swing

New iPhone tool lets you obsess over your golf swing

(Relaxnews) – When it comes to improving your golf game, a surefire way to do that is to have a friend take a video of your swing so you can analyze your technique — over and over again. Since this may annoy your golfing pals after a while, you can now capture videos on your […]

29.06.2012 · Filled under: Science & Technology ·
Dolce & Gabbana launching debut couture line

Dolce & Gabbana launching debut couture line

(Relaxnews) – Dolce & Gabbana will showcase a small collection of couture clothing for the first time July 9, following in the footsteps of fellow Italian houses to embrace the higher end of the market such as Armani and Versace. Following recent rumors on the matter, the label confirmed June 27 that it will present […]

29.06.2012 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
Men who lose their love handles rev up their sex drive: study

Men who lose their love handles rev up their sex drive: study

(Relaxnews) – Gents, if you’ve been less randy of late and think it’s just a consequence of getting older, you may want to consider losing those love handles to get the fire going again. According to a new study out of St. Vincent’s University Hospital in Dublin, Ireland, overweight and pre-diabetic men who went on […]

29.06.2012 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Lifestyle ·
(July 27-Aug 12) The Olympics Summer Games London 2012

(July 27-Aug 12) The Olympics Summer Games London 2012

The Olympic Stadium from every angle: 8 photos (Relaxnews) – For the first time in the history of the modern Olympics, London is to serve as the host city of the Summer Games (July 27-August 12). On the occasion, the British capital will welcome spectators in a brand-new Olympic Stadium in East London. It took nearly […]

27.06.2012 · Filled under: Happenings, Photos, Sports & Recreation ·
(July 1-24) Beauty agenda: Paris, Hong Kong, Las Vegas

(July 1-24) Beauty agenda: Paris, Hong Kong, Las Vegas

(Relaxnews) – Fashion fans can expect so see some innovative beauty looks at the upcoming Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week. Haute Couture Fashion Week July 1-5 Paris, France After hair and make-up trends such as 60s-inspired beehives, gothic lips and wet-look tresses emerged during the January edition of Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week, beauty junkies will be […]

27.06.2012 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Happenings ·
Researchers go bananas with gluten-free pasta

Researchers go bananas with gluten-free pasta

(Relaxnews) – Carb lovers with gluten allergies and intolerances may be able curb their cravings with a bowl of gluten-free spaghetti made with green bananas. Food researchers from the University of Brazil have created a pasta made with flour milled from green bananas which, in their taste test, proved to be more popular and palatable […]

27.06.2012 · Filled under: Food & Dining ·
Asians overtake Hispanics in immigration to US

Asians overtake Hispanics in immigration to US

Not only are they thriving,  Asian-Americans are the highest-income, best-educated racial group.   WASHINGTON, June 19, 2012 (AFP) – Asians recently passed Hispanics as the largest group of new immigrants to the United States, according to a survey Tuesday predicting a demographic trend bringing powerful economic, social and political changes. The survey by the PEW […]

26.06.2012 · Filled under: News ·
Pacquiao thanks Pinoys for prayers, has no hard feelings over loss to Bradley

Pacquiao thanks Pinoys for prayers, has no hard feelings over loss to Bradley

MANILA, June 16 (Mabuhay) – Saying he remains a winner in the eyes of God and the Filipino people, Filipino boxing icon and Sarangani Rep. Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao on Saturday said he has no hard feelings over his controversial loss to Timothy Bradley Jr. last week. Pacquiao, who arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport […]

26.06.2012 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation ·