Three Filipino women in Switzerland listed among world’s 100 most influential Filipinas

Three Filipino women in Switzerland listed among world’s 100 most influential Filipinas

By Sammy F. Martin MANILA  (PNA) – Three Filipino women based in Switzerland, were listed among this year’s 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World (Global FWN100) by the Filipina Women’s Network. They were, Anny Misa Hefti from Berne, Edita de Leon from Vaud, and Magnolia Uy from Geneva. Since 2007, the 100 Most […]

16.09.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·

US loses status of world’s most competitive economy to Hong Kong

MOSCOW  (PNA/Sputnik) – The United States has lost its world’s most competitive economy status to China Hong Kong and Switzerland, a report by the IMD World Competitiveness Center research group revealed. According to the report, Singapore, Sweden, Denmark, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway and Canada followed China Hong Kong, Switzerland and the United States in the […]

03.06.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·

Growing numbers of children in migrant sea crossings: UN

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | Tuesday 2/2/2016 – Children now make up more than one third of the migrants and refugees making the perilous sea journey from Turkey to Greece, marking a sharp increase in recent months, the UN said Tuesday. “Children currently account for 36 percent of those risking the treacherous sea crossing between Greece and Turkey,” the UN […]

02.02.2016 · Filled under: World News ·
Netflix: the revolution that changed the US TV landscape

Netflix: the revolution that changed the US TV landscape

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – From doorstep DVD delivery to binge-watching on tablets and phones: In 17 years Netflix has revolutionized the US television industry several times over. The company — which is about to arrive in France, Switzerland, Belgium, Germany and Austria — has also totally revamped the relationship Americans have with both TV shows and […]

12.09.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Home & Garden, Online, Videos ·
Wingsuit daredevils risking their lives on film

Wingsuit daredevils risking their lives on film

(CHAMONIX-AFP) – Playing Icarus as they leap off sheer cliffs and fly at eye-watering speeds along mountainsides, thrill-seekers dressed like flamboyant bats have become an increasingly common sight in the Alps. But the incredible rush of wingsuits can come at the ultimate price. On a plateau of the Brevent mountain in Chamonix, France, a group […]

01.09.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Sports & Recreation ·
Zero-gravity flights to embark on worldwide tour for astronaut wannabes

Zero-gravity flights to embark on worldwide tour for astronaut wannabes

(Relaxnews) – For all the wannabe astronauts and thrill seekers in the world, a zero-gravity commercial airline may be headed to the skies near you, allowing you to channel your inner Chris Hadfield — or Sandra Bullock. Bookings have opened for the S3 ZeroG, a modified Airbus out of Switzerland that will hit up destinations […]

Marathon PHL film wins Golden Leopard at Locarno

Marathon PHL film wins Golden Leopard at Locarno

MANILA  (AFP) – The Philippine director of an international award-winning movie returned home Monday to presidential accolades and the challenge of finding an audience for his five-hour film. Lav Diaz, whose movie “From What Is Before” scooped the coveted Golden Leopard prize at the prestigious Locarno film festival in Switzerland at the weekend, said his […]

19.08.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Film ·
Loom band craze fetches French couple $1m

Loom band craze fetches French couple $1m

(PARIS-AFP) – For millions of school children they are the must have fashion accessory of the moment. Footballer David Beckham and Britain’s Prince William have sported them. Even Pope Francis has been photographed wearing a few. Loom bands — colourful rubber bands woven together into bracelets and other items — are the latest craze to […]

04.08.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, International Stars ·
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 ·
World Cup fan of the day: Say cheese!

World Cup fan of the day: Say cheese!

(Relaxnews) – One of Switzerland’s iconic gastronomic products, cheese, had been fashioned into hats that are cheerfully worn by these Swiss fans. They came to support their team’s Group E match against Honduras, which took place Wednesday at the Manaus Arena da Amazônia. mp/ss

26.06.2014 · Filled under: Offbeat, Sports & Recreation ·
Could this be the robotic furniture of the future?

Could this be the robotic furniture of the future?

(Relaxnews) – Modular furniture made of robotic components that can reshape themselves according to users’ desires could be the home accessories of the future. Scientists at Switzerland’s Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) have come up with Roombots, an adaptive mechanical furniture concept. The pieces can move and change functionality endlessly. For example, stools that […]

30.05.2014 · Filled under: Home & Garden, Offbeat, Online, Videos ·
Healthy aging may be a question of taste

Healthy aging may be a question of taste

(Relaxnews) – Two recent studies indicating that changes in one’s tasting capacities could affect overall health and longevity have the potential to disprove the old cliché that what tastes good isn’t necessarily good for you. Tests conducted on fruit flies at the University of Michigan concluded that sweet tastes had positive effects on lifespan whereas […]

21.05.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Science & Technology ·
Sandwich index names Geneva the most expensive city in the world

Sandwich index names Geneva the most expensive city in the world

(Relaxnews) – Geneva, Switzerland has emerged as the most expensive city in the world according to a club sandwich index created to serve as a barometer of the most affordable cities. After looking at the average price of club sandwiches on hotel menus in major cities around the world, a survey by Hotels.com found that […]

13.05.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
China approves jail for rare wild animal eaters: Xinhua

China approves jail for rare wild animal eaters: Xinhua

BEIJING (AFP) – China’s legislature voted on Thursday to approve a legal measure that will jail people caught eating rare wild animals, state media reported. The Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC) approved a new interpretation of China’s Criminal Law at a bimonthly session, the official Xinhua news agency reported. The NPC, China’s […]

26.04.2014 · Filled under: Asian News ·
No sand, no beach: Snow volleyball takes Alps by storm

No sand, no beach: Snow volleyball takes Alps by storm

(SANKT ANTON AM ARLBERG-AFP) – Beach shorts over thermal underwear, wool hats instead of bikinis and not a grain of sand in sight: a new sport has emerged in the Alps and it’s called snow volleyball. Think of it as beach volleyball at 6,500 feet (2,000 metres), played on white powder with skiers whizzing by. […]

22.04.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Sports & Recreation ·
Protest mobilization in democratizing (South-) East Asia: A cross-country comparison of protest actors and their strategies during political transition

Protest mobilization in democratizing (South-) East Asia: A cross-country comparison of protest actors and their strategies during political transition

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 12:00 noon 10383 Bunche Hall UCLA Campus Free and open to the public. Colloquium with Linda Maduz, Zurich University The presentation examines how political oppositions in Indonesia, Korea, and Thailand mobilized and organized before and during democratization. The analysis starts with an assessment of the mobilization potential of different actor groups […]

28.03.2014 · Filled under: Happenings ·
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 […]

World Wide Web turns 25 years old

World Wide Web turns 25 years old

(SAN FRANCISCO-AFP) – Twenty-five years ago, the World Wide Web was just an idea in a technical paper from an obscure, young computer scientist at a European physics lab. That idea from Tim Berners-Lee at the CERN lab in Switzerland, outlining a way to easily access files on linked computers, paved the way for a […]

11.03.2014 · Filled under: Online, Science & Technology ·
‘Bionic hand’ can now sense shape, texture

‘Bionic hand’ can now sense shape, texture

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – An amputee with a bionic hand has for the first time been able to feel the texture and shape of objects in his grasp, European researchers said Wednesday. The success of the month-long trial in Italy has energized researchers in the hunt to solve one of the most difficult challenges in prosthetics. Until […]

Chocolate makers try to charm Chinese with lunar new year bonbons

Chocolate makers try to charm Chinese with lunar new year bonbons

(Relaxnews) – Though Chinese consumers are known for lacking a sweet tooth, premium chocolate makers are hoping to cash in on the tradition of gift giving over the lunar new year with a slew of limited edition, commemorative gift sets. The Chinese may have enthusiastically taken up Western food trends like coffee, wine, and fast […]

04.02.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Holidays, Home & Garden, Lunar New Year ·
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