Chinese envoy lauds Duterte’s willingness to improve future bilateral ties

Chinese envoy lauds Duterte’s willingness to improve future bilateral ties

By Filane Mikee Z. Cervantes MANILA  (PNA) – Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua on Wednesday approved of incoming president Rodrigo Duterte’s intention to improve the strained Sino-Philippine relations through possible bilateral talks over the South China Sea row. “We’re glad that the president-elect has already opened the option for direct bilateral negotiation talks […]

30.05.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Difficulty swallowing pills? A gel-based solution is in the works

Difficulty swallowing pills? A gel-based solution is in the works

(Relaxnews) – While it’s common to turn to liquid forms of a given medication if the thought of swallowing pills gives you the willies, UK scientists say they’ve discovered a gel-based system that’s more effective. Taken with a spoon just like the liquid kind, it delays the release of drugs, thereby maximizing their effect. Upon […]

27.04.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
World’s largest tulip festival and Japan foothills among top spots for spring blooms

World’s largest tulip festival and Japan foothills among top spots for spring blooms

(Relaxnews) – It’s a yearly miracle, when parts of the Earth awaken from their wintry slumber and erupt in a kaleidoscope of color. And some parts of the Earth are even more beautiful than others. Here’s a roundup of some of the best places to witness the visual feast, according to Cheapflights.com. Bluebonnet fields, Texas, USA […]

08.04.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Environment, Home & Garden ·
Telling kids they’re special may foster narcissism: study

Telling kids they’re special may foster narcissism: study

(Miami-AFP) – Children who are told they are special by their parents are more likely to become narcissists, according to a study Monday that aimed to uncover the origins of extreme selfishness. The research in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a peer-reviewed US journal, is based on 565 children in the Netherlands […]

09.03.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Drug fires up brown fat, ignites metabolism

Drug fires up brown fat, ignites metabolism

(Relaxnews) – A drug that’s normally used to curb an overactive bladder could help unleash even more metabolic power than what brown fat is capable of under normal circumstances, says a research team hailing primarily from Boston. Even without the drug, brown fat in the body burns energy to generate heat, unlike white fat, which […]

13.01.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
‘Buggy balls’ to hit shelves at Dutch supermarket chain

‘Buggy balls’ to hit shelves at Dutch supermarket chain

(THE HAGUE-AFP) – The traditional shopping list of bread, milk, eggs and cheese is set to change in the Netherlands with a major supermarket chain unveiling its first-ever range of insect-based products this week. From Friday, customers at Jumbo stores in two northern Dutch cities will be able to add “buggy balls”, “buggy burgers” and […]

30.10.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
UN troops withdraw from Syrian Golan: AFP

UN troops withdraw from Syrian Golan: AFP

GOLAN HEIGHTS (AFP) – Hundreds of UN troops withdrew from the Syrian to the Israeli-occupied sector of the Golan on Monday, an AFP correspondent said, two weeks after Al-Qaeda-linked rebels kidnapped dozens of peacekeepers. They crossed in a UN convoy in the afternoon into the Israeli-occupied sector, the correspondent said. The peacekeepers in the Golan […]

16.09.2014 · Filled under: World News ·
Syria army, rebels clash as UN bids to free Golan peacekeepers

Syria army, rebels clash as UN bids to free Golan peacekeepers

By Menahem KAHANA GOLAN HEIGHTS  (AFP) – Syrian troops and Islamist rebels battled close to the armistice line with Israel in the Golan Heights on Monday, as the UN pressed efforts to free 44 peacekeepers held by insurgents. The unrest on Israel’s doorstep followed a spillover of mortar and gunfire into Israeli-controlled territory, putting the […]

02.09.2014 · Filled under: World News ·
Government to continue investing in people, says Palace official

Government to continue investing in people, says Palace official

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Malacañang said the government will continue to prioritize uplifting the lives of the people following the release of UN Development Report that assesses income, education and life expectancy of the nation. “When it comes to that, it’s really in continuing to invest in human capital,” Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said in […]

30.07.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
The best tall buildings in the world for 2014 unveiled

The best tall buildings in the world for 2014 unveiled

(Relaxnews) – Four stunning skyscrapers have been named the best tall buildings in the world for 2014 by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH). The winning buildings are from the USA, Australia, the Netherlands and the United Arab Emirates, and one of the four will be named overall winner for the “Best […]

25.06.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden ·
Michael Fassbender plays unhinged musician in ‘Frank’ trailer

Michael Fassbender plays unhinged musician in ‘Frank’ trailer

(Relaxnews) – Released on May 9 in the UK, Lenny Abrahamson’s film will open in the US in August. The official trailer was unveiled over the weekend. “Frank” tells the story of a young musician, Jon, played by Domhnall Gleeson (Bill Weasley in “Harry Potter”), who joins an eccentric pop band lead by a mysterious […]

23.06.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Relais & Chateaux hotels throwing 60th anniversary dinners worldwide

Relais & Chateaux hotels throwing 60th anniversary dinners worldwide

(Relaxnews) – To help Relais & Chateaux fete their 60th anniversary this year, some of the most luxurious member hotels, castles and manors will be hosting a series of special events and dinners around the world. The anniversary marks a milestone for the hotelier group, which now counts 520 members in 64 countries. From now […]

16.05.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining ·
New Logitech mice honor World Cup soccer teams

New Logitech mice honor World Cup soccer teams

(Relaxnews) – Less than 100 days before the opening game of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, Logitech has announced a collection of 13 mice, each honoring one of the nations competing in the tournament. These Football Edition Mice, versions of the M235 wireless mouse, are available now in Europe. This new special edition collection […]

Football: Nike overtake Adidas in World Cup teams battle

Football: Nike overtake Adidas in World Cup teams battle

(BARCELONA-AFP) – Nike will supply the kit for more teams than Adidas for the first time ever at this year’s World Cup finals. The two sports giants will throw Lionel Messi against Cristiano Ronaldo and Spain against Brazil to see who can claim a bigger chunk of the multi-billion dollar market for football boots, shirts […]

10.03.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Destinations ·
The country deemed to have the healthiest eating habits may surprise you

The country deemed to have the healthiest eating habits may surprise you

(Relaxnews) – Thanks in part to a diet that places the emphasis on vegetables and dairy products, the Netherlands has been named the healthiest country in the world to eat. Conspicuously absent on the top 10 list? The US, Canada the UK. Though the country is better known for its liberal drug laws than its […]

17.01.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining ·
Ten architecture and design figures to watch in 2014

Ten architecture and design figures to watch in 2014

(Relaxnews) – 2014 is set to be an exciting year for architecture and design. We give you ten people, studios or projects to keep an eye on. Tom Dixon Named Maison et Objet Designer of the Year for 2014, Tom Dixon has a busy year ahead of him. Following his successful foray into sportswear in […]

07.01.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden ·
Spending the night in a cemetery and other strange New Year’s customs

Spending the night in a cemetery and other strange New Year’s customs

(Relaxnews) - Ahead of New Year’s Eve, the social networking site Badoo asked members to cast their votes to elect the world’s strangest and funniest New Year’s traditions. The locals in Talca, Chile came out in first place by a long shot in the “strangest” category with their custom of spending the night in a cemetery […]

Elon Musk: a man on a mission

Elon Musk: a man on a mission

(Relaxnews) – Whether it be reaching for the stars or changing people’s attitudes to electric cars, in 2013 the South African-born serial entrepreneur and visionary showed he was doing more than anyone in Silicon Valley to demonstrate how technology can revolutionize the way we live our lives. No wonder people are calling him the next […]

1.6 billion people on social networks: study

1.6 billion people on social networks: study

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – An estimated 1.61 billion people, more than one in five globally, will log in to social networking sites at least monthly this year, the research firm eMarketer said Tuesday. The study said the number was up 14.2 percent from a year ago and growth will push that number up to 2.33 billion by […]

20.11.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Home & Garden, Online ·
‘Virtual’ Filipina girl IDs 1,000 pedophiles

‘Virtual’ Filipina girl IDs 1,000 pedophiles

THE HAGUE (AFP) – A Dutch rights group said Monday it had identified over 1,000 pedophiles around the world by offering online sex with a computer-generated 10-year-old Filipina girl called Sweetie. Terre des Hommes Netherlands has now handed over to police the identities of over 1,000 adults who were willing to pay children in developing […]

07.11.2013 · Filled under: World News ·
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