American Apparel searching for transgender stars

American Apparel searching for transgender stars

(Relaxnews) – The sweatshop-free fashion brand, based in downtown Los Angeles, is looking to recruit “transexy” transsexual and transgender models. A few days ago American Apparel posted an advert on their instagram calling out for new models. For a company which has always created (often provocative) campaigns using amateur talent, it wasn’t such a surprise. This time […]

28.08.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Online ·
US government warns employees of Android malware risk

US government warns employees of Android malware risk

(Relaxnews) – An internal communiqué uncovered and published by Public Intelligence highlights that the US government is concerned about the malware risks associated with Android phones, tablets and their supporting ecosystem of apps, due to their popularity and open source nature. In it the US Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Justice warn government workers […]

28.08.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Online, Science & Technology ·
Sipping on summer: Mixologist Jim Meehan’s Dark and Stormy

Sipping on summer: Mixologist Jim Meehan’s Dark and Stormy

(Relaxnews) – To celebrate the full bloom of summer, two of the world’s top mixologists share their best “summer-in-a-glass” cocktail recipes for sipping languidly on a hot day and clinking with friends and loved ones. Every week throughout the summer, New York mixologist Jim Meehan, the man behind underground speakeasy PDT(short for Please Don’t Tell), and […]

28.08.2013 · Filled under: Books, Destinations, Food & Dining, Free Recipes, Home & Garden, Online ·
Don’t crowd me: anxious people may need more personal space

Don’t crowd me: anxious people may need more personal space

(Relaxnews) – Close talkers, crowded buses: everybody needs a certain amount of personal space. A new study announced Monday reveals exactly how much most of us need, and finds that anxious people need a bit more. University College London researchers say that generally most people need a boundary from around 20 to 40 centimeters in […]

28.08.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Online ·
The Gollayan sisters receive accolades from the Filipino community for winning WCOPA top awards

The Gollayan sisters receive accolades from the Filipino community for winning WCOPA top awards

by : Alex Llorente LOS ANGELES, CA  – The Gollayan Sisters were awarded the 2013 Senior Grand Champion Vocal Group of the World award at the 17th Annual World Championships of Performing Arts (WCOPA) competition held at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel from July 12-21, 2013. For this competition alone, they won 16 gold medals, 4 […]

28.08.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
Asian group calls for immigration relief for all undocumented

Asian group calls for immigration relief for all undocumented

LOS ANGELES – At this critical moment in our nation’s history, Asian Americans Advancing Justice (Advancing Justice), a national affiliation of civil rights organizations that serves Asian American and Pacific Islander communities, looks to President Barack Obama to lead the nation in fixing our broken immigration system. The House of Representatives continues to consider draconian, anti-immigrant […]

28.08.2013 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Syfy orders ’12 Monkeys’ pilot

Syfy orders ’12 Monkeys’ pilot

(Relaxnews) – The cable channel dedicated to all things science fiction has greenlighted a TV pilot based on Terry Gilliam’s post-apocalyptic thriller film. Announced last July, plans for a TV adaptation of “12 Monkeys” are taking shape, starting with a pilot order from Syfy. Shooting will begin this November on the one-hour pilot episode, based […]

28.08.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Miley’s twerking dance officially enters lexicon

Miley’s twerking dance officially enters lexicon

(LONDON, England-AFP) – “Twerking”, the raunchy dance that set tongues wagging when enthusiastically performed by Miley Cyrus at the MTV awards, is one of the new terms to make the latest Oxford dictionary update. The former Disney child star, now 20, left audience members gobsmacked when she bent over and gyrated provocatively with singer Robin […]

28.08.2013 · Filled under: Books, Home & Garden, International Stars, Music, Online ·
Twitter index: Emblem3 arrive in Brazil

Twitter index: Emblem3 arrive in Brazil

(Relaxnews) – On Wednesday, August 28, Twitter users in Brazil are welcoming the popular American boy band Emblem3 who are due to play a series of concerts in the country. Emblem3 are an American reggae/pop band composed of brothers Wesley and Keaton Stromberg and Drew Chadwick; the group are signed to X Factor judge Simon […]

28.08.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, International Stars, Music, Online ·
Video: LG goes to the ends of the Earth to capture the perfect picture

Video: LG goes to the ends of the Earth to capture the perfect picture

(Relaxnews) – The South Korean company has sent its latest flagship phone into space to test its camera and promote its upcoming global rollout. The video, posted this week, captures a phone’s eye view of an ascent into the stratosphere as well as its descent back down to Earth with a thud. Devised as much […]

28.08.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Destinations, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology, Videos ·
Natalia Vodianova stars as the princess in Guerlain’s love story

Natalia Vodianova stars as the princess in Guerlain’s love story

(Relaxnews) – French beauty brand Guerlain has released a short film exploring the inspiration behind its iconic Shalimar fragrance. The video, which made its official premiere on Guerlain’s Facebook page, stars Natalia Vodianova, who is more sensual and captivating than ever in the role of an Indian princess. When creating the Shalimar fragrance in the early 1920s, Jacques […]

28.08.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Film, International Stars, Online, Videos ·
Most blogged artists: Zero 7, ODESZA

Most blogged artists: Zero 7, ODESZA

(Relaxnews) – On Wednesday, August 28, Zero 7 enter the Hype Machine’s most blogged artists charts thanks to their track “On My Own” and ODESZA debuts with “My Friends Never Die”. London’s Henry Binns and Sam Hardaker, better known as electro-duo Zero 7, are in the Hype Machine’s most blogged artists charts thanks to their first single […]

28.08.2013 · Filled under: International Stars, Music, Online ·
N. Korea sees ‘bright future’ in tourism: state media

N. Korea sees ‘bright future’ in tourism: state media

(SEOUL-AFP) – North Korea said Wednesday it saw a “bright future” for tourism and would offer more international and domestic flights and open up the sector to foreign investors. “Abundant in tourism resources, the (North) has a bright future to develop tourism,” Jo Song Gyu, director of the International Travel Company, told the state news […]

28.08.2013 · Filled under: Asian News, Destinations ·
US mobile shopping revenues top $10b in 2013

US mobile shopping revenues top $10b in 2013

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – US mobile shoppers spent more than $10 billion in the first half of 2013, in a segment making strong inroads in retailing, a survey showed Tuesday. The comScore survey showed retail sales from consumers using smartphones or tablets in the first half rose more than 25 percent from the same period a year […]

Google+ trends: “Pretty Little Liars”, autumn

Google+ trends: “Pretty Little Liars”, autumn

(Relaxnews) – On Wednesday, August 28, Google+ users are discussing the latest episode of the American TV drama “Pretty Little Liars” and sharing images of autumn. “Pretty Little Liars” is an American drama / mystery thriller TV series based upon a series of books by Sara Shepard. The show is currently in its fourth season […]

28.08.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars, Online ·
Taiwan wins Apple iWatch orders: analyst, reports

Taiwan wins Apple iWatch orders: analyst, reports

(TAIPEI-AFP) – Two leading Taiwanese electronics firms that assemble products for Apple have received orders to make the highly anticipated “iWatch”, an analyst and reports said Wednesday. “Apple is likely to introduce ‘iWatch’ in 2014. From our channel checks, Inventec is the major assembly source for ‘iWatch’, with about 60 percent of order allocation,” said […]

28.08.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Beauty & Style, Destinations, Online, Science & Technology ·
Even mild stress can make it harder to control emotions: study

Even mild stress can make it harder to control emotions: study

(Relaxnews) – A new study finds that even mild stress can affect your ability to control your emotions. A team of neuroscientists at New York University say that their findings suggest that certain therapies that teach people how to better regulate their emotions — such as those used to treat social anxiety and phobias — […]

28.08.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Online ·
‘Scooby-Doo’ to return to theaters in animated form

‘Scooby-Doo’ to return to theaters in animated form

(Relaxnews) – The famous Great Dane and his sleuthing human friends will debunk more spooky mysteries in a new feature-length animated film, Variety reports. After releasing two live action films based on the classic American cartoon, Warner Bros. will turn to animation for the next installment of the adventures of Daphne, Velma, Fred, Shaggy and […]

28.08.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Bourne films: no return on the horizon for Matt Damon

Bourne films: no return on the horizon for Matt Damon

(Relaxnews) – A rumor announcing Jason Bourne’s return to cinemas had just enough time to gather momentum on the Internet through the night before it was denied by Universal Studios. According to Twitchfilm.com, Matt Damon had put his hesitations aside and begun negotiating his return to the character of Jason Bourne, the amnesiac hit-man first […]

28.08.2013 · Filled under: Books, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Dark interpretation of ‘The Wizard of Oz’ headed for TV

Dark interpretation of ‘The Wizard of Oz’ headed for TV

(Relaxnews) – NBC is currently working on a TV adaptation of the classic children’s book series, Deadline.com reports. L. Frank Baum’s fantasy world will provide the inspiration for a darker, more sinister interpretation along the lines of “Game of Thrones,” according to Deadline.com. Matthew Arnold, the creator of “Siberia,” will write and produce the project, […]

28.08.2013 · Filled under: Books, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Twitter can shed light on what you eat and why: study

Twitter can shed light on what you eat and why: study

(Relaxnews) – There are a lot of reasons why you eat something. Hunger is certainly a factor, but so is convenience. Now, US researchers are using Twitter as a tool to helping us understand not only what we eat but why. In a new study, University of Arizona professor Melanie Hingle and her team set […]

28.08.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Online ·
3-D scan reveals what high heels do to your feet

3-D scan reveals what high heels do to your feet

(Relaxnews) – Addicted to high heels? British researchers have created a new 3-D scan of the female foot in a high-heel shoe, to see exactly what’s going on — and it’s not too good. Specialists at Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in North London are using new technology to view the foot and ankle in three […]

Broccoli may help prevent arthritis: study

Broccoli may help prevent arthritis: study

(Relaxnews) – A compound found in broccoli could be key to preventing or slowing the progress of the most common form of arthritis, according to new research led by the University of East Anglia in the UK. Results from the laboratory study show that sulforaphane slows down the destruction of cartilage in joints associated with […]

28.08.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Online ·
JayR, Philippines’ King of R&B, Returns to FPAC!

JayR, Philippines’ King of R&B, Returns to FPAC!

Multi-platinum recording artist returns to LA to headline 22nd annual Festival of Philippine Arts & Culture (FPAC) FilAm ARTS is pleased to announce the return of the Philippines’ King of R&B, JayR, to Los Angeles, where he will headline and perform at the 22nd annual Festival of Philippine Arts & Culture (FPAC), the largest and […]

27.08.2013 · Filled under: Filipino Stars, Happenings, Music ·
70% of Americans have high-speed Internet: study

70% of Americans have high-speed Internet: study

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – The percentage of Americans with high-speed Internet connections at home has reached 70 percent, while just three percent still use dial-up to go online, a study showed Monday. The Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project said the percentage of high-speed users represented a small but statistically significant rise from the 66 […]

27.08.2013 · Filled under: Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Skip the latte: Sprayable Energy lets you spray on the caffeine

Skip the latte: Sprayable Energy lets you spray on the caffeine

(Relaxnews) – No time for a coffee break? Spray on some caffeine, thanks to a new product called Sprayable Energy that claims to be the world’s first caffeine-based topical energy spray. Created by Harvard undergraduate Ben Yu, 21, and venture capitalist Deven Soni, 33, the new spray is an odorless liquid that is absorbed through […]

Woman’s prison drama-comedy a smash hit in US

Woman’s prison drama-comedy a smash hit in US

(LOS ANGELES, California-AFP) – A television series by streaming video service Netflix about a middle-class white woman learning to get by in a women’s prison has slowly and quietly become a smash hit in America. “Orange is The New Black” — a “dramedy” based on a best-selling autobiography with the same title — has earned […]

27.08.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Scott Cooper replaces Ben Affleck as director of ‘The Stand’

Scott Cooper replaces Ben Affleck as director of ‘The Stand’

(Relaxnews) – The actor-turned-director has agreed to take the reins on “The Stand,” an adaptation of the Stephen King novel of the same name, following Ben Affleck’s departure from the project, according to the Hollywood trade press. Working with Warner Bros. and CBS Films, Scott Cooper will direct the film adaptation of King’s 1978 novel, […]

27.08.2013 · Filled under: Books, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
New app gives gym goers scenic virtual tours

New app gives gym goers scenic virtual tours

(Relaxnews) – If you’re bored with treadmill runs or stationary bike rides, a new iPad app hopes to take you on a virtual spin through some of the world’s most gorgeous locales, from the Rocky Mountains to the Alps. Now a Kickstarter campaign hoping to raise funds, FitTrip connects with a handful of popular heart rate monitors […]

Flickr soon to feature improved facial recognition

Flickr soon to feature improved facial recognition

(Relaxnews) – Yahoo! has announced its acquisition IQ Engines, a start-up company specializing in face and image recognition technologies. Yahoo!’s photo-sharing platform Flickr is expected to use the technology in the near future to help users to organize and search their online albums. IQ Engines is the owner of two proprietary technologies, SmartCamera and SmartAlbum, […]

27.08.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
The Vivo X3 is the world’s thinnest smartphone, but for how long?

The Vivo X3 is the world’s thinnest smartphone, but for how long?

(Relaxnews) – The latest device from Chinese manufacturer BBK is the third handset to break the existing record for world’s thinnest smartphone since June. In what is quickly becoming a Chinese smartphone design preoccupation, yet another new handset is about to debut that can claim to be the world’s thinnest. The Vivo X3, built by […]

27.08.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Blogger Garance Doré signs book deal

Blogger Garance Doré signs book deal

(Relaxnews) – One of the biggest names in fashion blogging has signed an exciting US publishing deal. With a column in Vogue Paris, it’s no surprise so see that Doré’s talents have been spotted by Spiegel & Grau, part of the Random House publishing group. Set to feature a mix of illustration, photography and musings on […]

26.08.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Books, Online ·
New flagship and low cost iPhones expected to release September 20

New flagship and low cost iPhones expected to release September 20

(Relaxnews) – According to Japanese sources, the new handsets are expected to go on sale in the US and in Europe as early as September 20 and could be on the shelves in China as early as November. The latest premium Apple phone, expected to be called the iPhone 5S, is widely rumored to feature a more […]

26.08.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Most blogged artists: Chris Malinchak, Lemonade

Most blogged artists: Chris Malinchak, Lemonade

(Relaxnews) – On Monday, August 26, Chris Malinchak is in the Hype Machine’s most blogged artists chart after dropping “So Into You” while Brooklyn’s Lemonade re-enters in tenth position. New York trance producer Malincha’s “So Into You” follows on from his 2013 debut, the enormously successful “So Good To Me.” His latest track has been […]

26.08.2013 · Filled under: International Stars, Music, Online, Videos ·
Video: Shailene Woodley stars alongside Kate Winslet in ‘Divergent’

Video: Shailene Woodley stars alongside Kate Winslet in ‘Divergent’

(Relaxnews) – Fans of Veronica Roth’s young adult fiction novel can now get a first look into the film. “Divergent,” which focuses on young heroines in a totalitarian future, is on track to take some of the limelight from “The Hunger Games” in 2014. Presented at the MTV Video Music Awards 2013 ceremony, the video […]

26.08.2013 · Filled under: Books, Film, Hollywood Stars, Videos ·
Gamescom awards: ‘Destiny’ wins best in show

Gamescom awards: ‘Destiny’ wins best in show

(Relaxnews) – Futuristic, social shooter “Destiny” scoops four awards, with “Titanfall,” “Mario Kart 8” and “The Elder Scrolls Online” winning two apiece. “Destiny” looks like a strong contender to become the best computer-assisted game of “Cowboys & Indians” ever made, leaving the Gamescom expo with the “Game of Gamescom” award. In addition, the new venture […]

26.08.2013 · Filled under: Games, Online, Science & Technology ·
Chinese audiences send ‘Jurassic Park 3D’ to the top of the global box office

Chinese audiences send ‘Jurassic Park 3D’ to the top of the global box office

(Relaxnews) – The 3D version of “Jurassic Park” is on top of this week’s ranking of the most lucrative films worldwide, with $30 million in total revenues. Already nearing the end of its run in Western markets, the Steven Spielberg film owes this week’s successful earnings to its arrival in China, where it brought in […]

26.08.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Justin Timberlake and N Sync shine at MTV awards event

Justin Timberlake and N Sync shine at MTV awards event

(NEW YORK CITY, New York-AFP) – Justin Timberlake stole the show late Sunday at the MTV Video Music Awards ceremony, singing several of his top hits and surprising fans with reunion of his old band N Sync. Timberlake, wildly cheered and applauded by the crowd packed into the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, received the night’s […]

26.08.2013 · Filled under: International Stars, Music ·
LA prop emporium the go-to spot for Hollywood films

LA prop emporium the go-to spot for Hollywood films

(LOS ANGELES, California-AFP) – A ship’s wheel here, a suitcase there. Pam Elyea walks briskly through the aisles of her cavernous warehouse pointing at antiques she has rented out as props for Hollywood movies. And she rattles off the names of the flicks or TV shows in which her vintage stuff has appeared: “The Artist,” […]

25.08.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars ·
PHILIPPINE CONSULATE GENERAL COMMEMORATES 30th DEATH  ANNIVERSARY OF NINOY AQUINO

PHILIPPINE CONSULATE GENERAL COMMEMORATES 30th DEATH ANNIVERSARY OF NINOY AQUINO

Los Angeles, 22 August 2013 – The Philippine Consulate General commemorated the 30th death anniversary of Ninoy Aquino with a mass at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Los Angeles on 21 August 2013. In commemoration of the 30th Death Anniversary of Ninoy Aquino, the Philippine Consulate General in cooperation with the Overseas Filipinos for Good Governance […]

25.08.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
Bradley Cooper coming to ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’

Bradley Cooper coming to ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’

(Relaxnews) – One of the main characters in this Marvel adaptation could be voiced by the actor, who already has a packed schedule on the horizon. After courting Vin Diesel (“Fast & Furious,” “xXx”) as the voice of Groot, a half-human, half-tree character, Marvel Studios has set its sights on another of Hollywood’s most bankable […]

24.08.2013 · Filled under: Books, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
At-home digital breast self-exam device launches on Indiegogo

At-home digital breast self-exam device launches on Indiegogo

(Relaxnews) – A new radiation-free technology could help women scan their breasts for cancer-causing tumors from the comfort of their homes. This week, Eclipse Breast Health Technologies launched a campaign on crowdfunding site Indiegogo for a new handheld device, about the size of a computer mouse, that the company claims is five times more sensitive […]

Michelle Obama teams up with rappers to fight obesity

Michelle Obama teams up with rappers to fight obesity

(Relaxnews) – As part of her “Let’s Move” campaign against the obesity epidemic in the US, Michelle Obama has turned to a number of rappers to release a new hip-hop album, “Songs for a Healthier America.” The album will be released in September. For this inspirational album, which will be distributed in schools in New […]

Ikea presents its first capsule collection this fall

Ikea presents its first capsule collection this fall

(Relaxnews) – For the first time, Ikea will launch a capsule collection of limited edition furniture and houseware products, rolling out starting on September 27. Bearing the name Trendig 2013, the new line unites Asian cultural influences with the best of Scandinavian design. The famous Swedish retail chain has put together a limited edition collection […]

24.08.2013 · Filled under: Home & Garden, Online ·
Miss Philippines USA 2013 is shining Filipino-American beauty

Miss Philippines USA 2013 is shining Filipino-American beauty

LOS ANGELES, CA (August 22, 2013) – She stood on stage with a big smile, keeping calm and composed as they announced the winner, “Miss Philippines USA 2013 is Candidate #21, Jasmine Sabio!”  She was in disbelief, having signed up only a month before the pageant, she kept herself from having the highest expectations.  “I […]

23.08.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
Twitter index: Premier League, ‘Man of Steel’

Twitter index: Premier League, ‘Man of Steel’

(Relaxnews) – On Friday, August 23, Twitter users are discussing various rumors regarding transfers in the English Premier League and the latest news regarding the ‘Man of Steel’ sequel. Second place trend on Twitter “Willian” refers to the Brazilian international footballer of the same name, who is proving to be one of the most exciting […]

23.08.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Sports & Recreation ·
BMI isn’t an accurate measure of your health, experts say

BMI isn’t an accurate measure of your health, experts say

(Relaxnews) – As waistlines around the globe continue expanding, some scientists say that it’s time to do away with a common way to measure weight: body mass index (BMI). BMI, which is based on weight and height, is not an accurate measure of body fat content and does not account for critical factors that contribute […]

23.08.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Online, Sports & Recreation ·
Twitter index: ‘City of Bones’ – reviewers have their say

Twitter index: ‘City of Bones’ – reviewers have their say

(Relaxnews) – On Thursday, August 22, Twitter users are discussing the fantasy film ‘The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones” and Thiago Silva’s decision to extend his contract at PSG. “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones” is one of a series of six fantasy books written by Cassandra Clare and has been transformed into a film, […]

New York Met expands live opera broadcast program

New York Met expands live opera broadcast program

(NEW YORK CITY, New York-AFP) – New York’s Metropolitan Opera said Wednesday it has expanded its program of live broadcasts for the 2013-2014 season, with 10 operas to be shown in 1,900 movie theaters in dozens of countries. The season kicks off on October 5 with a new production of Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin” and wraps […]

23.08.2013 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Film, Music ·
Beats ‘Studio’ headphones now lighter, with longer battery life

Beats ‘Studio’ headphones now lighter, with longer battery life

(Relaxnews) – Beats by Dre has unveiled a new version of its Studio headphones, which now offer up to 20 hours of music between charges. The new headset is also 30g lighter than before, for even more comfort than before. The headphones are selling for just under €300. The newest Beats Studio headphones integrate the […]

23.08.2013 · Filled under: Home & Garden, Music, Science & Technology ·
Dakota Johnson could be in the billing for ’50 Shades of Grey’

Dakota Johnson could be in the billing for ’50 Shades of Grey’

(Relaxnews) – Dakota Johnson, seen in “The Social Network” and “For Ellen,” seems to be on the verge of a significant career boost. The young actress is in talks to play the lead role in the film adaptation of the erotic bestseller, which is sure to be a box-office hit. She is not one of […]

23.08.2013 · Filled under: Books, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
US teens love apps, not tracking

US teens love apps, not tracking

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – American teenagers love their smartphone apps, but many are avoiding them, due to fears about privacy and location tracking. A Pew Research Center survey released Thursday found 58 percent of US teens surveyed have downloaded phone or tablet apps, but half of teen apps users have avoided using some due to privacy concerns. […]

23.08.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Ben Affleck succeeds Christian Bale as Batman

Ben Affleck succeeds Christian Bale as Batman

(LOS ANGELES, California-AFP) – US actor Ben Affleck will replace Christian Bale in the next Batman film, Warner Bros. Pictures said. Affleck will appear in a Batman-Superman mega flick slated for release in 2015 that follows on the heels of this summer’s Superman hit “Man of Steel.” Bale, who played the title role in Christopher […]

23.08.2013 · Filled under: Books, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Berlin to build museum for 20th century masterpieces

Berlin to build museum for 20th century masterpieces

(BERLIN-AFP) – Berlin agreed Wednesday to build a new museum for 20th century masterpieces by artists including Rothko, Magritte and Dali donated by a wealthy couple, potentially resolving a years-long dispute. The state museums foundation put forward a proposal for the cash-strapped city to create a 130-million-euro ($174 million) home for the collection directly behind […]

22.08.2013 · Filled under: Art, Destinations ·
Facebook unveils global Internet access initiative

Facebook unveils global Internet access initiative

(NEW YORK CITY, New York-AFP) – Facebook and other technology giants launched an initiative Wednesday designed to give the whole world access to the Internet. The project is entitled Internet.org and its goal is to cut the cost of smart phone-based Internet services in developing countries. “Everything Facebook has done has been about giving all […]

22.08.2013 · Filled under: Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology, Videos ·
London Fashion Week to host Silent Cinema

London Fashion Week to host Silent Cinema

(Relaxnews) – The bi-annual event, which kicks off in the UK capital next month, will as usual play host to a plethora of off-runway fun. This year there will be some added cinematic kicks for the fashionistas. After a successful summer run of outdoor movies during the 2012 London Olympics, St Martin’s Courtyard in London’s famous Covent […]

22.08.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Destinations, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online ·
Diet type doesn’t matter – lifestyle does, experts say

Diet type doesn’t matter – lifestyle does, experts say

(Relaxnews) – Atkins, South Beach, Dukan — wondering what diet type is best for losing weight? Actually, forget the word diet and focus on lifestyle changes, US researchers say. In an editorial published online August 20 and in print Wednesday, in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), researchers say that there is no perfect diet, […]

22.08.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Online, Videos ·
Ashton Kutcher still the highest paid actor on US television

Ashton Kutcher still the highest paid actor on US television

(Relaxnews) – The “Two and a Half Men” star is holding on to his title as America’s best paid TV actor, raking in $750,000 per episode, according to the latest rankings from TV Guide. For the second consecutive year, Ashton Kutcher is ahead of his co-star, Jon Cryer, who earns $650,000 per episode of the […]

22.08.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars, Online ·
China’s latest rooftop building: a temple

China’s latest rooftop building: a temple

(BEIJING, China-AFP) – The latest rooftop architectural wonder highlighted in China is a temple that brings worshippers closer to the heavens by being on top of a 21-storey apartment block. Surrounded by foliage, the temple has glazed golden tiles and traditional upturned eaves with carvings of dragons and phoenixes, but defies convention by standing on […]

22.08.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Online ·
Christian Dior releases two new films

Christian Dior releases two new films

(AFP/Relaxnews) – The Parisian luxury brand has released a double whammy of stunning beauty and fragrance films. First up is Mystic Metallics, a dramatic minute-long film which shows off the label’s new Autumn-Winter 2013 makeup collection using the power of a mystical crystal ball. Blusher, color eyeshadows, and colorful compacts all feature alongside diffracted surrealist shots […]

22.08.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Videos ·
ILOILO LITTLE LEAGUE SOFTBALL GIRLS TEAM PAYS COURTESY VISIT TO CONSUL GENERAL DE LA VEGA

ILOILO LITTLE LEAGUE SOFTBALL GIRLS TEAM PAYS COURTESY VISIT TO CONSUL GENERAL DE LA VEGA

Los Angeles, 20 August 2013 – The Iloilo Philippine Softball Girls team, champions of the 2013 Asia-Pacific Little League Awards paid a courtesy visit to Consul General Maria Hellen Barber De La Vega on 19 August 2013. The Iloilo Philippine Softball champions qualified for the Little League World Series held in Portland, Oregon and Kirkland, […]

21.08.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
PHILIPPINE CONSUL GENERAL WELCOMES AGRI-BUSINESS MISSION

PHILIPPINE CONSUL GENERAL WELCOMES AGRI-BUSINESS MISSION

Los Angeles – 19 August 2013, Philippine Consul General Maria Hellen Barber De La Vega welcomes the Outbound Business Mission (“Barkadahan 2013”) with a reception at the Consul General’s Official Residence in Los Angeles on 13 August 2013. The Agri-Business Mission was organized by the Department of Agriculture (DAR) and led by DAR Assistant Secretary […]

21.08.2013 · Filled under: Local News, Photos ·
Young US women still embrace tanning beds, despite the risks

Young US women still embrace tanning beds, despite the risks

(Relaxnews) – Fair-skinned young American women are still flocking to tanning beds to achieve the bronzed look, despite the risk, reports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Monday. Despite being a great way to get skin cancer, tanning beds are attracting nearly 30 percent of fair-skinned high school girls in the US […]

Megan Young is Miss World 2013

Megan Young is Miss World 2013

MANILA, Aug 19 (Mabuhay) — Actress Megan Young lived up to her frontrunner billing and won the Miss World Philippines 2013 title Sunday night at the Grand Ballroom of the Solaire Resort and Casino-Manila in Pasay City. In what was probably the most lopsided contest in the history of the prestigious beauty pageant, Megan won eight […]

20.08.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Filipino Stars, Photos ·
Aquino wants more strict control, closer monitoring of Priority Development Assistance Fund

Aquino wants more strict control, closer monitoring of Priority Development Assistance Fund

MANILA (Mabuhay) — President Benigno S. Aquino III maintained his earlier stand against the outright abolition of the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) saying he wanted stricter control and closer monitoring on the use of the fund to ensure that it goes to its intended use. In an interview after keynoting the first Pambansang Kongreso […]

20.08.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Laguna city under state of calamity due to monsoon rain

Laguna city under state of calamity due to monsoon rain

MANILA, Aug 19 (Mabuhay) — A city in Laguna province was placed under a state of calamity Monday due to heavy rain and floods brought by the enhanced southwest monsoon. Sta. Rosa City Mayor Arlene Arcillas announced a state of calamity after 15 of the city’s 18 villages were affected by floods. “Mayor Arlene Arcillas […]

20.08.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
One Direction film premiere hits London

One Direction film premiere hits London

(LONDON, England-AFP) – Fans of British boyband One Direction were expected to bring central London to a standstill on Tuesday as the group launch their first film with a glitzy red carpet premiere. Teenage girls camped out overnight to secure prime spots, hoping to catch a glimpse of the five singers when they turn up […]

20.08.2013 · Filled under: Film, International Stars, Music ·
Gamescom: ‘FIFA 14’ Xbox One bundle confirmed

Gamescom: ‘FIFA 14’ Xbox One bundle confirmed

(Relaxnews) – All European Xbox One pre-orders will include a free copy of soccer sim “FIFA 14,” Microsoft announced August 20 at Gamescom. The freebie will be packed in as a digital edition, alleviating the need to swap discs in and out and assuring “FIFA 14” status as an easy go-to on pre-order consoles. With […]

20.08.2013 · Filled under: Games, Sports & Recreation ·
World Cup 2014 ticket sales kick off on FIFA website

World Cup 2014 ticket sales kick off on FIFA website

(Relaxnews) – On August 20, FIFA launched the first phase of ticket sales for the FIFA World Cup 2014, which will be held in Brazil. The website Fifa.com began accepting ticket orders from 10am GMT. A total of three million tickets will be sold to fans during three stages of sales, starting Tuesday and continuing until the […]

20.08.2013 · Filled under: Online, Science & Technology, Sports & Recreation ·
Sexy and shirtless, David Beckham poses for H&M

Sexy and shirtless, David Beckham poses for H&M

(Relaxnews) – The world can’t get enough of David Beckham. Now retired from his international soccer career, the star finds time to pose for H&M in the collection that bears his name. On Tuesday, August 20, the Swedish retail chain released a video taken behind the scenes of the film promoting David Beckham’s bodywear collection. […]

20.08.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, International Stars, Online, Videos ·
Increased presence of US troops in PHL needs Senate approval

Increased presence of US troops in PHL needs Senate approval

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The government must get the Senate’s approval first before it can proceed with its plan to increase the presence of American troops in the Philippines, Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago said Friday. In a speech, Santiago said a framework agreement on the US rotational presence in the country must still get a go-signal from […]

20.08.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Apple readying two iPhone versions for launch: report

Apple readying two iPhone versions for launch: report

(NEW YORK CITY-AFP) – Apple has asked its Taiwan-based supplier to begin shipping two new versions of the iPhone next month, including a lower-cost model, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday. The Journal, citing unnamed sources, said Taiwan-based Hon Hai Precision, the parent company of Foxconn in China, was readying both a standard iPhone with […]

20.08.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Science & Technology ·
Marks & Spencer unveils new campaign starring ‘Leading Ladies’

Marks & Spencer unveils new campaign starring ‘Leading Ladies’

(Relaxnews) – The British high-street label decided to pull together an inspirational group of women for its latest advertising campaign. Shot by famed photographer Annie Leibovitz, the latest Marks & Spencer campaign stars a bevy of the UK’s top female talent, photographed in pieces from the latest autumn collections. Oscar-winning actress Helen Mirren leads the […]

19.08.2013 · Filled under: Art, Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, International Stars ·
PewDiePie tops global social media chart: Starcount

PewDiePie tops global social media chart: Starcount

(Relaxnews) – Sweden’s Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg, better known as vlogger PewDiePie, tops Starcount‘s latest global social media chart, recorded August 11-18, after teaming up with Seananners and gaining a colossal 47 million views on YouTube. 1. PewDiePie Vlogger PewDiePie teamed up with fellow YouTube gaming giant Seananners in his latest video as he gained 50,000 […]

19.08.2013 · Filled under: Games, International Stars, Music, Online, Videos ·
Harrods to hold perfume extravaganza

Harrods to hold perfume extravaganza

(Relaxnews) – The famed London department store is all set to host a month-long festival celebrating everything olfactory, titled “Fragrance Explosion.” Starting on August 22 and running through September 19, Harrods‘ perfume hall will witness a series of fragrance masterclasses, in-store talks, and one-on-one perfume consultations with major luxury brands Chloé, Guerlain, and Annick Goutal all […]

18.08.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Beauty & Style, Online, Videos ·
PayPal keen on collaboration for cash-free future

PayPal keen on collaboration for cash-free future

(SAN FRANCISCO-AFP) – Online financial transactions titan PayPal says it is keen to collaborate with others as it strives for a cash-free future. “We are all about working with developers to let them take advantage of the heavy lifting we’ve done when it comes to moving money around the world,” Hill Ferguson, the company’s vice […]

18.08.2013 · Filled under: Home & Garden, Music, Online ·
Sipping on summer: Mixologist Tony Conigliaro’s grilled lemon margarita

Sipping on summer: Mixologist Tony Conigliaro’s grilled lemon margarita

(Relaxnews) – To celebrate the full bloom of summer, two of the world’s top mixologists share their best “summer-in-a-glass” cocktail recipes for sipping languidly on a hot day and clinking with friends and loved ones. Every week throughout the summer, New York mixologist Jim Meehan, the man behind underground speakeasy PDT(short for Please Don’t Tell), and […]

Three devices for mixing work with relaxation

Three devices for mixing work with relaxation

(Relaxnews) – According to an annual study commissioned by TeamViewer, 61 percent of Americans claim that they will have to do some form of work while on vacation (up from 52% in 2012) even though it is meant to be a time for relaxation and recharging the batteries. Over two thirds of respondents (69%) admitted […]

18.08.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Music, Science & Technology ·
High-tech tents let you ‘get away from it all’ and still check email

High-tech tents let you ‘get away from it all’ and still check email

(Relaxnews) – Want to get back to nature but still have the luxury to Google photos of suspicious mushrooms or check your GPS? For campers who prefer to stay connected while under the stars, a new generation of high-tech tents promises to power your tablets, smartphones, GPS devices, and other gadgetry. Eddie Bauer’s Katabatic 2 […]

Darren Star to bring a new comedy to US television

Darren Star to bring a new comedy to US television

(Relaxnews) – The creator of “Sex and the City” is currently working on the pilot for “Younger,” a show intended for the cable network TVLand, a branch of MTV Networks. Nearly ten years after the show on Carrie Bradshaw’s romantic escapades came to a close, Darren Star is still looking for a way to repeat […]

16.08.2013 · Filled under: Art, Books, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Nike marks anniversary with Nike Air Pegasus+ 30

Nike marks anniversary with Nike Air Pegasus+ 30

(Relaxnews) – While Nike fans continually scoop up Free and Flyknit running shoes, here’s a fresh take on an original — the company just unveiled a 30th anniversary edition of one of the moved loved running sneakers of all time, the Nike Air Pegasus. While the style remains true to its original form, runners can […]

16.08.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation, Videos ·
‘The Butler’ serves up US civil rights history

‘The Butler’ serves up US civil rights history

(LOS ANGELES, California-AFP) – Spanning more than 50 years of history and a series of presidents, “The Butler” spotlights the US civil rights struggle through the life and career of a White House servant. Inspired by Eugene Allen, who held the post for 34 years, the film hits North American theaters Friday and is already […]

16.08.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars ·
The best smartphones for the beach

The best smartphones for the beach

(Relaxnews) – A selection of handsets that won’t simply survive, but will positively thrive when at the beach. Let’s face it, our smartphones are so much a part of our lives that our palms are beginning to develop phone-shaped calluses in the same way that pen use once led to knobbly fingers. Therefore the thought […]

16.08.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Environment, Science & Technology ·
Samsung presents the Hennessy, a double-screened clamshell smartphone

Samsung presents the Hennessy, a double-screened clamshell smartphone

(Relaxnews) – Between unveiling two high-end smartphones and a new phablet, Samsung has discreetly revealed a surprising clamshell model on its Chinese website. Equipped with two screens and a convenient folding design, the device runs on the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS. The Samsung Hennessy is an entirely unique model, touting two 3.3″ screens with […]

16.08.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Are you part of the new travel class, ‘the digital elite?’

Are you part of the new travel class, ‘the digital elite?’

(Relaxnews) – The increasing use of smart technology like phones and tablets in travel planning has spawned a new class who are much more likely to identify themselves as happy, fun, sociable and healthy than their non-digital counterparts. That’s according to a new report which surveyed more than 1,250 US households and their travel habits […]

16.08.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Online, Science & Technology ·
Banksy graffiti offered at US auction: auction house

Banksy graffiti offered at US auction: auction house

(LOS ANGELES, California-AFP) – Graffiti painted on a gas station wall in Hollywood by British street artist Banksy will be put up for sale at auction in Beverly Hills, Julien’s auction house said Tuesday. Titled “Flower Girl,” the stencil in black aerosol paint represents a young girl with a basket standing before an immense plant […]

15.08.2013 · Filled under: Art, International Stars ·
‘World War Z’ becomes Brad Pitt’s most successful film internationally

‘World War Z’ becomes Brad Pitt’s most successful film internationally

(Relaxnews) – For the first time in history, a film with Brad Pitt has brought in $500 million in global revenues, Paramount Pictures has announced. The combination of Brad Pitt and zombies proved to be a highly attractive one to moviegoers around the world this summer, leading to global revenues of $502.6 million for “World […]

15.08.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Sipping on summer: Mixologist Jim Meehan’s Pisco Sour

Sipping on summer: Mixologist Jim Meehan’s Pisco Sour

(Relaxnews) – To celebrate the full bloom of summer, two of the world’s top mixologists share their best “summer-in-a-glass” cocktail recipes for sipping languidly on a hot day and clinking with friends and loved ones. Every week throughout the summer, New York mixologist Jim Meehan, the man behind underground speakeasy PDT(short for Please Don’t Tell), and […]

14.08.2013 · Filled under: Books, Destinations, Food & Dining, Free Recipes ·
Nike unveils Moscow track and field world championships line

Nike unveils Moscow track and field world championships line

(Relaxnews) – Nike just unveiled a new line of track and field footwear you’ll see on elite athletes competing in Moscow this week in the IAAF World Championships, the biggest track event of the year. Following last year’s dominance of Volt yellow and Flyknit on the track in London, Nike opted for gender-specific colorways: male […]

14.08.2013 · Filled under: Online, Science & Technology, Sports & Recreation ·
An original Coldplay song for ‘The Hunger Games’ sequel

An original Coldplay song for ‘The Hunger Games’ sequel

(Relaxnews) – Composed especially for the soundtrack to “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” a new Coldplay song, “Atlas,” will be released August 26. Coldplay will provide a musical contribution to the second installment of the saga starring Jennifer Lawrence. The British band announced the news Sunday through its official website, although the song in question […]

14.08.2013 · Filled under: Books, Film, Hollywood Stars, Music, Videos ·
Top road-trip tips

Top road-trip tips

(Relaxnews) – How to take the stress out of summer holiday driving while keeping passengers of all ages entertained. For thousands of families, the summer holidays mean loading up the car, marshalling the children and setting off on the open road, even if the journey in question is simply the long, slow gridlocked crawl to […]

14.08.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Destinations, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Watch the latest trailer for ‘Ender’s Game’

Watch the latest trailer for ‘Ender’s Game’

(Relaxnews) – Summit Entertainment Studios has released a new trailer for “Ender’s Game,” the movie adaptation of the 1985 sci-fi novel by Orson Scott Card. Full of special effects, the two-minute video reveals a bit more about this epic space battle film, scheduled to roll out to theaters internationally. Directed by Gavin Hood, the movie […]

07.08.2013 · Filled under: Books, Film, Hollywood Stars, Videos ·
Roxas Blvd rehab necessary for PHL hosting of two int’l meets- Palace

Roxas Blvd rehab necessary for PHL hosting of two int’l meets- Palace

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Malacañang defended on Monday the allotment of P250 million for the rehabilitation of Roxas Boulevard and said it is part of the preparation for two world events that the country will host in the next two years. “We have important global events that will be happening here in Manila so certainly we […]

07.08.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Vilma elated with good reception of ‘Ekstra’

Vilma elated with good reception of ‘Ekstra’

MANILA  (Mabuhay) -– Veteran actress Vilma Santos could not hide her happiness after her first independent film, “Ekstra,” earned a long round of applause from the audience following its premiere screening at the Cultural Center of the Philippines. Santos said the immediate viewers’ reception made all her hard work worth it. “Doon ko na-realize na […]

07.08.2013 · Filled under: Filipino Stars, Film ·
Pantech reveals fingerprint-scanning smartphone

Pantech reveals fingerprint-scanning smartphone

(Relaxnews) – Designed to take full advantage of South Korea’s superfast LTE-A network, which offers mobile internet connection speeds well in advance of anything that existing LTE and 4G networks in other parts of the world have to offer, the Pantech Vega LTE-A looks to have beaten the rumored next iPhone to the punch by […]

07.08.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Marilyn Monroe hoped to marry JFK: book

Marilyn Monroe hoped to marry JFK: book

(LOS ANGELES, California-AFP) – Marilyn Monroe, who notoriously had an affair with John F. Kennedy, apparently believed she was going to marry the president, even phoning the White House to tell his wife. The story, reported in a new book out Tuesday by journalist Christopher Andersen, asserts that Jackie Kennedy even told Monroe that the […]

07.08.2013 · Filled under: Books, Hollywood Stars ·
Top of the seasonal pile: ‘A Hundred Summers,’ ‘Lexicon,’ more

Top of the seasonal pile: ‘A Hundred Summers,’ ‘Lexicon,’ more

(Relaxnews) – The top seven summer books as voted for by Goodreads members include 1930s period romance “A Hundred Summers” and mind-control conspiracy “Lexicon.” Pick of the Goodreads’ hive-mind, these seven stories have scooped great critical reviews and remain above the reading community’s 4 star rating watermark. Follow-up to debut novel “Overseas,” Beatriz Williams’s Rhode […]

07.08.2013 · Filled under: Books, Destinations ·
‘Mission: Impossible 5’: Tom Cruise and Christopher McQuarrie team up once again

‘Mission: Impossible 5’: Tom Cruise and Christopher McQuarrie team up once again

(Relaxnews) – Christopher McQuarrie will direct the fifth episode of the “Mission: Impossible” series, Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions have revealed. “Mission: Impossible 5” will see Christopher McQuarrie and Tom Cruise working together once more, after their collaboration last year on “Jack Reacher,” a violent thriller that earned critical acclaim, based on a book by […]

06.08.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars ·
New image: Robert Pattinson for Dior

New image: Robert Pattinson for Dior

(Relaxnews) – Suspense is mounting around the new Dior campaign, with pictures of “Twilight” heartthrob Robert Pattison being revealed one by one. Fans will still have to wait a few more weeks before the video by Romain Gavras is released but they have one more image to contemplate — the third. Robert Pattinson seems to […]

06.08.2013 · Filled under: Hollywood Stars, Online, Photos ·
Six tips for dating online

Six tips for dating online

(Relaxnews) – Thinking of trying online dating? If so, you’re in good company. According to Online Dating Magazine, 20 percent of Americans have gone out on a date with someone they met online, while more than 280,000 marry someone they met online every year. In the UK a reported one in five relationships start online. […]

06.08.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Health & Fitness, Online ·
BlackBerry planning another exclusive Porsche handset

BlackBerry planning another exclusive Porsche handset

(Relaxnews) – The phone maker is once again teaming up with the German carmaker’s design studio to create a premium smartphone. Based on the current Z10 full touch-screen handset, the device, expected to be called the P9982 when it launches sometime next year, has undergone the full Porsche Design treatment That means a subtle angular […]

06.08.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Online, Science & Technology ·
Affiliate to fly Philippine Airlines domestic passengers

Affiliate to fly Philippine Airlines domestic passengers

(MANILA-AFP) – Philippine Airlines plans to expand its international services while farming out passengers on its domestic routes to a low-cost affiliate, airline officials said Monday. “This is being done to allow the flag carrier to service more routes and ensure seamless connectivity between stops while awaiting delivery of PAL’s new Airbus aircraft,” the airline […]

06.08.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Philippine News ·
Obama sends advance Eid’l Fitr greetings to PNoy, Filipinos

Obama sends advance Eid’l Fitr greetings to PNoy, Filipinos

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — US President Barack Obama on Saturday sent advance best wishes to President Benigno Aquino and the Filipino people on the occasion of Eid’l Fitr. Obama, in his greetings posted on the website of the US Embassy in Manila, voiced hopes Ramadan has been a time of “renewal and reflection” among Philippine Muslims. […]

06.08.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Palace open to review of national ID system proposal

Palace open to review of national ID system proposal

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Malacañang on Saturday said it is open to studying tweaks to a proposal for a national ID system as it remains concerned over a potential breach of Filipinos’ privacy. Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said there is no harm in studying adjustments to the bills for such a national ID system. “Bukas […]

06.08.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Sipping on summer: Mixologist Tony Conigliaro’s Spitfire

Sipping on summer: Mixologist Tony Conigliaro’s Spitfire

(Relaxnews) – To celebrate the full bloom of summer, two of the world’s top mixologists share their best “summer-in-a-glass” cocktail recipes for sipping languidly on a hot day and clinking with friends and loved ones. Every week throughout the summer, New York mixologist Jim Meehan, the man behind underground speakeasy PDT(short for Please Don’t Tell), and […]

05.08.2013 · Filled under: Books, Food & Dining, Free Recipes, Home & Garden ·
Top trend: Yellow bags 8 photos

Top trend: Yellow bags 8 photos

(Relaxnews) – A burst of sunshine in accessory form, yellow bags lift an outfit while remaining surprisingly edgy. These Polyvore users show us how they’re fashion-forward and happiness-boosting all in one – Citrus twist Bag, dress, jacket and sunglasses via banggood.com, Pull & Bear shoes http://www.polyvore.com/it_was_all_yellow/set?id=87355889 Edgy petals Bag via rabeanco.com, dress and sunglasses via chicwish.com, top via […]

05.08.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Online, Photos ·
Robot turning Japanese children into master calligraphers

Robot turning Japanese children into master calligraphers

(TOKYO-AFP) – Nijiya Kurota’s little hand grips a calligraphy brush dangling above a clean sheet of rice paper.  The brush itself is being held dead straight, just as an expert who has spent years learning the art of “shodo” — Japanese calligraphy — would do. That’s because a robot arm is also attached to the […]

05.08.2013 · Filled under: Art, Books, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Copenhagen’s Little Mermaid turns 100: a guide to festivities

Copenhagen’s Little Mermaid turns 100: a guide to festivities

(Relaxnews) – Denmark is getting ready to celebrate the 100th birthday of Copenhagen’s Little Mermaid statue, unveiled on August 23, 1913. The Danish capital is celebrating the anniversary with a host of special cultural events and activities. Just as Paris has the Eiffel Tower, and New York has the Statue of Liberty, the city of […]

05.08.2013 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Online, World News ·
CONSULAR OUTREACH IN LAS VEGAS, NV

CONSULAR OUTREACH IN LAS VEGAS, NV

07 to 08 September 2013   Los Angeles, 01 August 2013 – A team from the Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles will conduct a Consular Outreach Program in Las Vegas, Nevada on 07 – 08 September 2013:     Location : The Boulevard Mall3528 S Maryland Pkwy, Las Vegas, NV 89169         […]

04.08.2013 · Filled under: News ·
High-definition multi-color iPad Mini coming this year: report

High-definition multi-color iPad Mini coming this year: report

(Relaxnews) – The latest reports concerning what Apple may or may not be planning to launch before the end of this year are centered on the second generation 7.9-inch tablet. According to the Wall Street Journal, the second-generation iPad Mini, widely expected to launch in September, will have a higher definition Retina display after all and […]

03.08.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Ellen DeGeneres returns to host the Oscars in 2014

Ellen DeGeneres returns to host the Oscars in 2014

(Relaxnews) – Comedian, actress and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres will present the 86th annual Academy Awards Ceremony. She broke the news on her Twitter account (@TheEllenShow) to her around 21 million followers. Ellen DeGeneres will take the baton from Seth MacFarlane, who presided over this year’s ceremony. This will be the second time that […]

03.08.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars, Online ·
The friendliest — and unfriendliest — cities in the world

The friendliest — and unfriendliest — cities in the world

(Relaxnews) – A seaside city on an island in the south of Brazil that’s been described as Latin America’s “hottest new party destination” has also been named the friendliest city in the world by readers of Condé Nast Traveler magazine. Florianopolis, or the “Island of Magic,” was voted the friendliest destination on the planet, beating […]

03.08.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Online ·
Behind the scenes with James Franco in Gucci’s eyewear campaign

Behind the scenes with James Franco in Gucci’s eyewear campaign

(Relaxnews) – After unveiling its latest eyewear campaign last month, starring the American actor and director James Franco, the Italian luxury brand has now shared footage of the shoot from behind the scenes. The brand’s eyewear campaign is the creation of eminent fashion photographers Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott (known to connoisseurs as Mert and […]

03.08.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Hollywood Stars, Videos ·
Bed bugs, bad service begone, thanks to online reviews

Bed bugs, bad service begone, thanks to online reviews

(CHICAGO, Illinois-AFP) – Bed bugs, bad service and terrible food used to be inevitable risks when traveling, but a host of online review sites such as Yelp and TripAdvisor are helping savvy consumers pick the best hotels and eat like locals. The power of good reviews quickly shows up in the cash register, producing a […]

03.08.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Online ·
ABC plans mini-series from ‘Milk’ screenwriter focusing on gay rights activism

ABC plans mini-series from ‘Milk’ screenwriter focusing on gay rights activism

(Relaxnews) – Dustin Lance Black will team up with the American Broadcasting Company to create a mini-series based on his own life, The Hollywood Reporter writes. After receiving an Oscar for writing “Milk,” the biopic of San Francisco politician and gay rights activist Harvey Milk, Dustin Lance Black will write and produce a new project […]

03.08.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Camping resets your biological clock: study

Camping resets your biological clock: study

(Relaxnews) – Want to be a morning person? A new small study suggests taking a weeklong camping trip to reset your internal biological clock to both wake up earlier and feel more alert when you do. The research from the University of Colorado at Boulder found that subjects who spent more time exposed to natural […]

03.08.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Health & Fitness, Online, Sports & Recreation ·
Wake up with Bieber thanks to new app for The Key fragrance

Wake up with Bieber thanks to new app for The Key fragrance

(Relaxnews) – To promote his latest fragrance, Justin Bieber has just released a new application which, at least virtually, lets fans wake up next to the megastar. The application, named The Key, ties in with the pop star’s new fragrance of the same name. Fans of the young star can pick one of his songs […]

PH CONSULATE HOLIDAY – IN OBSERVENCE OF EID’L FITR (FEAST OF RAMADHAN)

PH CONSULATE HOLIDAY – IN OBSERVENCE OF EID’L FITR (FEAST OF RAMADHAN)

Los Angeles, 01 August 2013 – The Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles will be closed on 09 August 2013, in observance of Eid’L Fidtr (Feast of Ramadhan) under Presidential Proclamation No. 629. ###

02.08.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
Madonna could bring character with multiple lives to the screen

Madonna could bring character with multiple lives to the screen

(Relaxnews) – The pop icon has optioned the movie rights to “The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells,” the novel’s author Andrew Sean Greer told Sfweekly.com. After “Filth and Wisdom” (2008) and “W.E.” (2011), Madonna could be gearing up to try her hand at directing again with this somewhat fantastical project, inspired by a novel published […]

02.08.2013 · Filled under: Books, Hollywood Stars, Music, Online ·
Cameron to release three ‘Avatar’ sequels

Cameron to release three ‘Avatar’ sequels

(LOS ANGELES, California-AFP) – Canadian director James Cameron is making three sequels to his film “Avatar,” which will be released between 2016 and 2018, Fox Studios announced Thursday. The 2009 film is the highest-grossing movie on record, having netted $2.8 billion at the box office worldwide. Cameron had originally planned for only two sequels. “In […]

02.08.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars ·
The Moto X: An Android device that’s easy to use

The Moto X: An Android device that’s easy to use

(Relaxnews) – In what a number of tech journalists are already calling Android’s iPhone moment, Motorola and Google launched the Moto X — their first co-developed smartphone handset — at a huge launch event in New York on Thursday night. A device which puts simplicity and ease use above processor speeds and internal specifications. The […]

02.08.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Online, Science & Technology ·
Giorgio Armani dresses ‘Paranoia’

Giorgio Armani dresses ‘Paranoia’

(Relaxnews) – The Italian designer has designed costumes for the upcoming Hollywood thriller, and also shows off his interior design skills. Back in 1980 Giorgio Armani first burst into American movie and fashion culture with his slick outfits for Richard Gere in Paul Schrader’s hit film “American Gigolo.” Now he’s returned to the silver screen for “Paranoia,” […]

02.08.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Film, Hollywood Stars, Home & Garden, Videos ·
New app for iPhone lets users take 20 high-res photos per second

New app for iPhone lets users take 20 high-res photos per second

(Relaxnews) – A new version of an app for the iPhone lets users take up to 20 high-resolution photos per second, making it ideal for capturing split-second moments, such as goals at a sporting event. The app, called SnappyCam version 3.0, was developed by inventor and electrical engineering PhD graduate John Papandriopoulos over two years. […]

02.08.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Adidas unveils new Messi football boot

Adidas unveils new Messi football boot

(Relaxnews) – Adidas launched the latest iteration of the Adizero f50 Messi football boots collection, and unveiled a new clip featuring famed Argentine football star Leo Messi himself fitted up with a LED light suit to capture his moves on the field. The new Adizero f50 Messi boots (or soccer cleats), priced at €260, feature […]

Starbucks turns to Google for free WiFi in US cafes

Starbucks turns to Google for free WiFi in US cafes

(SAN FRANCISCO, California-AFP) – Google on Wednesday said it has been signed on to provide free high-speed wireless Internet service at all Starbucks cafes in the United States. Google will roll out WiFi service to the coffee giant’s 7,000 US cafes during the coming 18 months, replacing telecom titan AT&T as Internet provider. “When your […]

01.08.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Online, Science & Technology ·
Video: Is it a car? Is it a plane? No, it’s both

Video: Is it a car? Is it a plane? No, it’s both

(Relaxnews) – The Terrafugia Transition performs its incredible party trick for the first time in front of a live audience. For avid fans of the James Bond film franchise, the flying car is nothing new, after all, it’s how Christopher Lee’s Scaramanga evaded Roger Moore’s Bond in the 19474 film “The Man with the Golden […]

01.08.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring, Science & Technology, Videos ·
Google+ trends: Samsung beat out Apple in consumer survey

Google+ trends: Samsung beat out Apple in consumer survey

(Relaxnews) – On Thursday, August 1, Google+ users are buzzing about news that the Samsung Galaxy S3 beat Apple’s iPhone 5 in a US consumer satisfaction survey. The survey, conducted by the American Customer Satisfaction Index and released July 31, found that in terms of consumer satisfaction, the Samsung Galaxy S3 rated higher than Apple’s […]

01.08.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Online, Science & Technology ·
NY bid to ban giant fizzy drinks falls flat

NY bid to ban giant fizzy drinks falls flat

(NEW YORK CITY-AFP) – New York’s bid to ban giant, sugary sodas on public health grounds suffered a new setback on Tuesday when an appeals court upheld a ruling striking down the proposed legislation. Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who has championed the measure as part of the fight against an obesity epidemic and rampant diabetes, immediately […]

01.08.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, U.S. News ·
Trailer: Christian Bale and Bradley Cooper take on 1970s style and attitude in ‘American Hustle’

Trailer: Christian Bale and Bradley Cooper take on 1970s style and attitude in ‘American Hustle’

(Relaxnews) – Amy Adams, Jennifer Lawrence and Jeremy Renner also appear in the trailer from David O. Russell’s forthcoming film. ABC’s “Good Morning America” was the first to get its hands on a preview of “American Hustle.” The 1 minute, 30 second clip leaves us in the dark regarding the plot and focuses instead of […]

01.08.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars, Videos ·
Dunkin’ Donuts in S. Korea creates cronut knock-off

Dunkin’ Donuts in S. Korea creates cronut knock-off

(Relaxnews) – It’s the latest sign of the cronut’s worldwide domination. Dunkin’ Donuts in South Korea has debuted its version of the hybrid donut-croissant, becoming the first major corporate brand to produce a knock-off of the pastry that’s taken the world by storm. After just two months, New York pastry chef Dominique Ansel’s cronut invention […]

01.08.2013 · Filled under: Asian News, Destinations, Food & Dining ·
Vanessa Hudgens could star in fantasy film with zombies, vampires and aliens

Vanessa Hudgens could star in fantasy film with zombies, vampires and aliens

(Relaxnews) – Last seen in “Spring Breakers,” the actress may soon star in another film focusing on a band of teenagers, only this time with a fantasy thriller element. According to Thewrap.com, Sony Pictures is hoping the actress will join the cast of “The Kitchen Sink.” The film’s screenplay focuses on the explosive combination of […]

01.08.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars ·
‘Fringe’ leading lady to star in lesbian drama from Ryan Murphy

‘Fringe’ leading lady to star in lesbian drama from Ryan Murphy

(Relaxnews) – Anna Torv, aka Olivia Dunham of Fox show “Fringe,” is slated to star in a new pilot as a lesbian yoga instructor. Her character is in a relationship with Holly, a career-driven actress played by Jennifer Jason Leigh (“Weeds”, “Revenge”), according to The Hollywood Reporter. The latest project from Ryan Murphy (“Nip/Tuck”, “Glee”), […]

01.08.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Flash to return to TV

Flash to return to TV

(Relaxnews) – Mark Pedowitz, president of the CW Television Network, took advantage of the launch of the second season of “Arrow,” a show based on DC Comics character Green Arrow, to announce that Flash, the superhero dressed all in red with a yellow lightning bolt, is headed towards a return to TV. Originally seen on […]

01.08.2013 · Filled under: Books, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
THOUSANDS DANCE TOGETHER IN JOYOUS NATIONAL DANCE DAY CELEBRATION AT GRAND PARK

THOUSANDS DANCE TOGETHER IN JOYOUS NATIONAL DANCE DAY CELEBRATION AT GRAND PARK

– Official West Coast Event Draws Diverse Audience of All Skill Levels to Dance with “So You Think You Can Dance’s” Nigel Lythgoe, Adam Shankman, Napoleon and Tabitha Dumo and in Grand Park’s Historic Fountain – LOS ANGELES (July 27, 2013) – More than 5,000 dance and fitness lovers of all ages joined together in […]

31.07.2013 · Filled under: Happenings, Photos ·
Louis Vuitton tops 2013 global luxury brand list

Louis Vuitton tops 2013 global luxury brand list

(PARIS-AFP) – Louis Vuitton, Hermes and Gucci were the top three global luxury brands of 2013, with Fendi and Coach entering the top 10 for the first time, a study said Wednesday. The 2013 BrandZ Top 100, a ranking of the most valuable global brands compiled by research firm MillwardBrown, found luxury firms struggling with […]

31.07.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Online ·
Most blogged artists: Basement Jaxx, Hockeysmith

Most blogged artists: Basement Jaxx, Hockeysmith

(Relaxnews) – On Wednesday, July 31, Basement Jaxx enter the Hype Machine’s most blogged artists charts in fifth position while the UK’s Hockeysmith appear in ninth position. Long-standing artists Basement Jaxx, who released their debut album “Remedy” back in 1999, are once again causing a stir after dropping “What A Difference Your Love Makes” from […]

31.07.2013 · Filled under: International Stars, Music, Videos ·
Kitchen appliance lets you grow your own insects for dinner

Kitchen appliance lets you grow your own insects for dinner

(Relaxnews) – An Austrian designer has created a table-top insect breeding kitchen appliance that can produce 2.4 kg of larvae protein and serve as an alternative “grow-your-own” source of protein for families. Industrial designer Katharina Unger’s Farm 432 has been getting a lot of media buzz for turning a UN recommendation — “eat insects” — into a […]

31.07.2013 · Filled under: Environment, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Offbeat, Videos ·
Penelope Cruz makes directorial debut for Agent Provocateur

Penelope Cruz makes directorial debut for Agent Provocateur

(Relaxnews) – The Spanish actress has directed a short film to promote the new range of underwear for Agent Provocateur. Working with her sister Monica Cruz, the Oscar-winning actress, has created a new range for the London-based lingerie brand. ‘L’Agent’ is set to hit stores including Bloomingdales, Harrods, and Printemps on Thursday, August 1, and will […]

30.07.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Online sharing helps hackers sharpen ‘spears’

Online sharing helps hackers sharpen ‘spears’

(SAN FRANCISCO, California-AFP) – Sharing on social media helps hackers sharpen “spear phishing” attacks they use to trick their way into computers, security experts said Monday. Spear phishing refers to individualizing deceptive messages sent to people in order to trick them into clicking on links or opening files booby-trapped with viruses. Public posts on Twitter, […]

30.07.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Science & Technology ·
Next iPhone to have fingerprint scanner beta code suggests

Next iPhone to have fingerprint scanner beta code suggests

(Relaxnews) – A “biometrics kit” folder has been discovered in the latest beta version of iOS7 (Apple’s iPhone and iPad operating system) which was pushed out to developers on Monday and its presence all but confirms the ongoing reports that the iPhone 5S will have a fingerprint scanner embedded in its homekey. The folder and […]

30.07.2013 · Filled under: Online, Science & Technology ·
NBC bets on Hillary Clinton, the Mayflower and fantasy for its mini-series

NBC bets on Hillary Clinton, the Mayflower and fantasy for its mini-series

(Relaxnews) – Among the four mini-series in the works at NBC is a biopic starring Diane Lane as Hillary Clinton. NBC took advantage of the annual TCA Press Tours to present four new mini-series currently in production. A four-part Hillary Clinton biopic stands out as the most ambitious. Diane Lane will play the female politician […]

30.07.2013 · Filled under: Books, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Henry Holland goes for the hard sell on the soft serve

Henry Holland goes for the hard sell on the soft serve

(Relaxnews) – Henry Holland’s latest and most exclusive pieces will be sold from the back of a truck! No, the London-based designer hasn’t had a fall from grace (he’s still stocked at luxury department stores Selfridges, Harrods and Matches), he’s just embracing one of the latest trends with a mobile pop-up store. The ‘Mr Quiffy’ […]

30.07.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Destinations, Offbeat, Online ·
Fil-Ams welcome arrival of PHL warship BRP Alcaraz

Fil-Ams welcome arrival of PHL warship BRP Alcaraz

MANILA, July 27 (Mabuhay) –The BRP Ramon Alcaraz, the Philippine Navy’s second warship, arrived in Guam on Saturday morning to a warm welcome from the Filipino-American community there. Posts on the vessel’s Facebook page showed Philippine officials led by Consul General Bayani Mangibin welcoming the vessel’s crew. One of the photos showed the vessel’s men […]

29.07.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Aquino welcomes Japanese Prime Minister Abe in Malacanang

Aquino welcomes Japanese Prime Minister Abe in Malacanang

MANILA, July 27  (Mabuhay) — President Benigno S. Aquino III welcomed Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during arrival honors in Malacañang Palace on Saturday. A 21-gun salute was rendered in honor of the Prime Minister during the playing of the national anthems of both countries at 10 a.m. at the Malacañang grounds. After the arrival […]

29.07.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Popular vegan blog filled with F-bombs gets cookbook deal

Popular vegan blog filled with F-bombs gets cookbook deal

(Relaxnews) – A gangsta vegan blog that got a shout-out from Gwyneth Paltrow and throws in F-bombs willy nilly is being turned into a cookbook. Since launching last August the anonymously written blog Thug Kitchen gained a cult-like following for its tough-talking, gratuitous use of expletives and tasty vegan recipes like sweet potatoes and pinto bean tacos, […]

29.07.2013 · Filled under: Books, Food & Dining, Hollywood Stars, Online ·
Ben Foster in talks to play Lance Armstrong in biopic

Ben Foster in talks to play Lance Armstrong in biopic

(Relaxnews) – Stephen Frears will direct this drama based on the famous American cyclist’s rise and fall from grace, Deadline.com reveals. At age 32, Ben Foster is negotiating his participation in the new project, produced by Stephen Frears and Working Title Films. The star of “3:10 to Yuma” and “The Messenger” is expected to play Lance […]

29.07.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Tears of a clown for Lady Gaga new single artwork

Tears of a clown for Lady Gaga new single artwork

(Relaxnews) – Ahead of the launch of her fourth album, “Artpop”, the singer has humored her fans with the visuals for her next single, “Applause.” Released to fans directly through social networks, the photo shows Lady Gaga dressed as a Pierrot-style clown with smeared, colorful makeup. The artist will unveil “Applause” on August 19. Pre-orders […]

29.07.2013 · Filled under: International Stars, Music, Online ·
Get your soccer kicks with Snapshot

Get your soccer kicks with Snapshot

(Relaxnews) – Want to know how close you are to bending it like Beckham or breaking it like Roberto Carlos? A new Adidas app can tell you. The sportswear company claims that Snapshot is a world first for smartphone users — an app that can track not just the speed, but the angle of trajectory […]

29.07.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Online, Science & Technology, Sports & Recreation ·
Travel package takes gamblers to top casinos around the world

Travel package takes gamblers to top casinos around the world

(Relaxnews) – From the same group that created an around-the-world Michelin eating tour and a $71,000 hotel and spa package for dogs comes another luxury vacation package for high-rolling couples who think they have Lady Luck on their side. Luxury British site VeryFirstTo.com has created a gaming holiday that will take two people to 12 of the […]

29.07.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Online ·
Charlotte Olympia gets comic inspiration

Charlotte Olympia gets comic inspiration

(Relaxnews) – The London-based shoe designer has created a new line of shoes and accessories featuring imagery from the famous Archie Comics series. Set to launch on November 1, Charlotte Olympia’s latest shoe and accessories capsule collection looks to classic US comic book series Archie Comics for its inspiration. Suede peep-toe pumps ($1,095) come with Betty and […]

29.07.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Books ·
LeBron James picks soundtrack for NBA 2K14

LeBron James picks soundtrack for NBA 2K14

(Relaxnews) – Last year’s edition of basketball game “NBA 2K” had Jay-Z selecting its soundtrack; for “NBA 2K14,” due the week of October 1, it’s Miami Heat forward LeBron James who has chosen a clutch of 20 tunes. Kanye, Jay-Z, Coldplay, Nas and Daft Punk make it two for two, featuring for “NBA 2K13” and […]

One Direction fans get social networks buzzing with new video: Starcount

One Direction fans get social networks buzzing with new video: Starcount

(Relaxnews) – English-Irish boy band One Direction debuted their new video for “Best Song Ever” last week to a massive chorus of appreciation from fans, who pushed them back up to the top of Starcount‘s latest global social media chart, recorded over the week of July 22-28. David Beckham also got a fair bit of attention […]

29.07.2013 · Filled under: Apps, International Stars, Music, Online, Videos ·
‘The Wolverine’ slashes through competition at the global box office

‘The Wolverine’ slashes through competition at the global box office

(Relaxnews) – The superhero portrayed by Hugh Jackman proved a massive draw for audiences, bringing in $141.10 million worldwide with “The Wolverine” as of Sunday, July 28, according to data from Rentrak. Opening last week in 102 territories, the feature film fared particularly well with audiences in North America, where it brought in $55 million, […]

29.07.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Asia A-listers take their seat on fashion front row

Asia A-listers take their seat on fashion front row

(PARIS-AFP) – Arriving at a Christian Dior fashion show in Paris surrounded by a gaggle of photographers and minders, Korean star Gianna Jun quickly eclipsed the already seated Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence. One of the best known faces in Asia following a string of box office smashes, the actress is one of an elite group […]

Four diet books for your beach bag

Four diet books for your beach bag

(Relaxnews) – If you’d like a little diet and fitness advice for your poolside reading, here are a few recent bestselling books to thumb through. “Drop Two Sizes” – Co-owner of Results Fitness in Southern California and last year’s IDEA Personal Trainer of the Year, Rachel Cosgrove shares a 12-week diet and exercise plan to get […]

28.07.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Books, Health & Fitness, Videos ·
Dutch city patently the world’s most inventive

Dutch city patently the world’s most inventive

(EINDHOVEN, Netherlands-AFP) – From cancer-busting ultrasound techniques to ways to boost vitamins in tomatoes, Dutch tech-hub Eindhoven’s avalanche of patents has just earned it the crown of “most inventive city in the world.” Despite the Dutch economy hobbling through its third recession since 2009, this southern city of around 750,000 has become a beacon of […]

28.07.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Science & Technology, World News ·
Tutorials: make your own masks and toners

Tutorials: make your own masks and toners

(Relaxnews) – Fancy a fun summer project? Why not try these homemade beauty tips? Honey and Lemon Face-Mask In this video Mindy Black shows you how to use raw organic lemon juice and honey to help hydrate and moisturize your skin. http://youtu.be/GQcOs9dVATg Natural Homemade Skin Toner These carrot and cucumber-based natural skin-toning recipes help to […]

28.07.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Videos ·
Baccarat celebrates its 250th anniversary with a coffee table book

Baccarat celebrates its 250th anniversary with a coffee table book

(Relaxnews) – Since its founding nearly 250 years ago, French luxury brand Baccarat, the world’s most-renowned crystal producer, has been an inspiration for leading designers, including in recent years Philippe Starck, Marcel Wanders and Yann Kersalé. In a coffee table book with text by Laurence Benaïm and Murray Moss, to be published this October, the crystal manufacturer […]

28.07.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Books, Home & Garden, International Stars ·
Sipping on summer: Mixologist Tony Conigliaro’s gooseberry and elderflower Collins

Sipping on summer: Mixologist Tony Conigliaro’s gooseberry and elderflower Collins

(Relaxnews) – To celebrate the full bloom of summer, two of the world’s top mixologists share their best “summer-in-a-glass” cocktail recipes for sipping languidly on a hot day and clinking with friends and loved ones. Every week throughout the summer, New York mixologist Jim Meehan, the man behind underground speakeasy PDT(short for Please Don’t Tell), and […]

Emma Watson could join ‘The Secret Service’

Emma Watson could join ‘The Secret Service’

(Relaxnews) – The star actress from “The Bling Ring” is being considered by Matthew Vaughn for his next film, Variety reports. English actress Emma Watson appears to be competing with Bella Heathcote (“Dark Shadows”) for the top female role in “The Secret Service.” The film will mark Vaughn’s return to directing since the success of […]

27.07.2013 · Filled under: Books, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
More than 3,700 Marilyn Monroe photos to be auctioned

More than 3,700 Marilyn Monroe photos to be auctioned

(LOS ANGELES, California-AFP) – More than 3,700 photos of American pop icon Marilyn Monroe will be sold this weekend along with their copyrights, a Los Angeles auction house said Thursday. The photos — plus negatives, slides and copyrights — are part of a collection of more than 75,000 images taken by fashion photographer Milton Greene […]

27.07.2013 · Filled under: Art, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online ·
Diana Ross, Chicago and Daughtry headline Pechanga Theater’s summer entertainment line-up

Diana Ross, Chicago and Daughtry headline Pechanga Theater’s summer entertainment line-up

TEMECULA, Calif., July 25, 2013 – “Stop in the name of love” singer and Billboard magazine’s “Female Entertainer of the Century” Diana Ross will be performing this summer at the Pechanga Theater in a string of “one night only” shows that will also feature Chicago, the hit all-male American rock band during the 1970s and […]

27.07.2013 · Filled under: Happenings, Hollywood Stars, Local News ·
ADVISORY EXTENSION OF VISA-FREE ENTRY FROM TWENTY-ONE (21) DAYS TO THIRTY (30) DAYS UNDER E.O. 408

ADVISORY EXTENSION OF VISA-FREE ENTRY FROM TWENTY-ONE (21) DAYS TO THIRTY (30) DAYS UNDER E.O. 408

Los Angeles, 23 July 2013 – In line with the Philippine Government’s efforts to update its visa policies and further encourage tourism in the Philippines, the visa-free privilege granted to one-hundred fifty-one (151) countries is hereby extended from twenty-one (21) days to thirty (30) days. Israel and Brazil shall remain eligible for 59-days visa free entry […]

27.07.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
Malaysia to get Twentieth Century Fox theme park

Malaysia to get Twentieth Century Fox theme park

(KUALA LUMPUR-AFP) – Malaysian casino operator Genting’s resort unit will build a 400 million ringgit ($125 million) Twentieth Century Fox Theme Park near the capital Kuala Lumpur, it said Friday. The park — to open in 2016 — will be the first Twentieth Century Fox theme park with rides and other attractions based on such […]

26.07.2013 · Filled under: Asian News, Destinations, Film ·
Rosamund Pike cast in the next David Fincher film

Rosamund Pike cast in the next David Fincher film

(Relaxnews) – Listed earlier this year among the hopefuls for the part, Rosamund Pike has now been confirmed for the title role in David Fincher’s next film, The Hollywood Reporter reports. The British actress has snapped up a choice role in “Gone Girl,” the new thriller from a true maestro of the genre, who directed […]

26.07.2013 · Filled under: Books, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Ryan Gosling and Zac Efron cited in ‘Star Wars VII’ rumors

Ryan Gosling and Zac Efron cited in ‘Star Wars VII’ rumors

(Relaxnews) – Disney producers are said to have met with the two actors for the follow-up to “Return of the Jedi,” according to film news website Latino-review.com. Perhaps as eagerly awaited as the royal baby, “Star Wars VII” is one of the most closely followed film projects this year, attracting commentary and speculation from Hollywood […]

25.07.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars, Online ·
EU lags behind on 4G: official

EU lags behind on 4G: official

(BRUSSELS-AFP) – EU member states should do more, and faster, to introduce next-generation 4G mobile phone services if Europe is to reap the benefits of the new technology. About 75 percent of the European Union population of about 500 million has no access to 4G services, EU Digital Agenda Commissioner Neelie Kroes said on Thursday. […]

25.07.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Online, Science & Technology ·
Hate packing? Get someone else to do it

Hate packing? Get someone else to do it

(Relaxnews) – Fashionistas and business travelers with jetset itineraries and no time — or inclination–  to pack are being offered a variety of concierge services that will pack their suitcases for them. It’s perhaps the least liked part of going on vacation: choosing outfits, packing, and unpacking. But a slew of lifestyle concierge services are […]

25.07.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Destinations, Home & Garden, Online, Services ·
Andrew Garfield to face financial and moral dilemmas in ’99 Homes’

Andrew Garfield to face financial and moral dilemmas in ’99 Homes’

(Relaxnews) – The British actor will portray a young man in financial and personal crisis in this independent drama, The Hollywood Reporter reports. Between two “The Amazing Spider-Man” films, Andrew Garfield will set aside some time for this smaller project, created and directed by Ramin Bahrani. The indie filmmaker has established a solid reputation among critics […]

25.07.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars ·
IMAX says to add up to 120 cinemas in China

IMAX says to add up to 120 cinemas in China

(SHANGHAI-AFP) – North American entertainment giant IMAX Corp. said it plans to open up to 120 new cinemas in China after reaching agreement with Chinese conglomerate Wanda Group. The deal, announced Wednesday, brings Wanda’s commitment for IMAX cinemas in China to as many as 210, according to an IMAX statement. IMAX also announced it would […]

25.07.2013 · Filled under: Asian News, Destinations, Film ·
UN declares World Toilet Day

UN declares World Toilet Day

(UNITED NATIONS-AFP) – The United Nations on Wednesday declared November 19 as World Toilet Day following a proposal by Singapore whose envoy said he did not care if jokes are made. “I am sure there will be laughter among the press and the public when it is reported that the UN is declaring a World […]

25.07.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, World News ·
Gwyneth Paltrow and Ewan McGregor to join Johnny Depp in ‘Mortdecai’

Gwyneth Paltrow and Ewan McGregor to join Johnny Depp in ‘Mortdecai’

(Relaxnews) – The two actors are in talks to share the screen in the new thriller starring and produced by Johnny Depp, Variety reveals. Gwyneth Paltrow and Ewan McGregor seem to be keen on acting in the new film, which is equal parts thriller, spy movie and adventure film, with a touch of satire. A […]

25.07.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars ·
‘FIFA Online 3’ confirmed for China

‘FIFA Online 3’ confirmed for China

(Relaxnews) – Having conquered Korea, Electronic Arts announces plans to take soccer game “FIFA Online 3” to China. Electronic Arts’ COO Peter Moore was effervescent during the company’s July earnings call. He described the deal with TenCent, which has investments in Epic Games (“Gears of War”) and Riot Games (“League of Legends”) as “the world’s biggest […]

25.07.2013 · Filled under: Games, Online, Sports & Recreation, Videos ·
Journey at Pechanga: kabilang sa Top 20 courses sa California

Journey at Pechanga: kabilang sa Top 20 courses sa California

Temecula, Calif – Matatagpuan sa kalagitnaan ng mga burol ng Temecula Valley ang Journey at Pechanga na kinilala bilang ika-19 na best public course sa California.  Ang karangalan ay inilathala sa “Best Courses You Can Play” annual guidebook for 2013 ng Golfweek magazine. Ang kapurian ay karagdagan sa kanilang napakarami nang tinanggap na parangal, kasama […]

25.07.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Local News, Sports & Recreation ·
Beckham stars in campaign for his new fragrance

Beckham stars in campaign for his new fragrance

(Relaxnews) – As the old saying goes, “If you want something done right, do it yourself.” Applying this philosophy, the former soccer star, now a successful entrepreneur, has decided to represent his new fragrance, Classic, on his own. Revealed on Beckham’s Facebook page, the first campaign photo shows the athlete in a dark grey herringbone suit, a perennial hallmark of […]

One Direction to launch makeup line

One Direction to launch makeup line

(Relaxnews) – Working with cosmetics company MUA, the British-Irish boyband has developed a makeup line. Named ‘Little Things’ (after one of the band’s singles, for those of you who aren’t ‘Directioners’), the band’s debut make-up collection includes different colors for each band member, with five lipsticks, five lip polishes, three cheek tints and five shades […]

25.07.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, International Stars, Music, Online ·
Kim-Xian movie offers something new, fresh

Kim-Xian movie offers something new, fresh

MANILA  (Mabuhay) -– Kim Chiu and Xian Lim are now ready to show to their supporters what they have been working on in the past months. Teaming up in their first full-length movie together, both stars revealed they had fun working with each other on “Bakit Hindi Ka Crush ng Crush Mo” despite their hectic […]

25.07.2013 · Filled under: Filipino Stars, Film ·
PHL on its way to rice self-sufficiency: Aquino

PHL on its way to rice self-sufficiency: Aquino

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – President Benigno S. Aquino III on Monday outlined the achievements and on-going initiatives like inter-cropping and ramping up infrastructure spending to drive much needed development in the agriculture sector. In his State of the Nation Address  (SONA) before the 16th Congress, Aquino said the sector which grew by 3.3 percent in the […]

25.07.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Toyota’s two-wheel ‘mobility robot’ finally takes to the streets

Toyota’s two-wheel ‘mobility robot’ finally takes to the streets

(Relaxnews) – It’s only taken five years but the Winglet, Toyota’s answer to the Segway, is finally ready for public testing with the hopes of an official launch in 2016. First announced way back in 2008, the Toyota Winglet is described by its makers as a “mobility assistance robot” and, like its US counterpart, is […]

Top iPad apps: Despicable Me: Minion Rush, Tetris Blit

Top iPad apps: Despicable Me: Minion Rush, Tetris Blit

(Relaxnews) – Around the world, Despicable Me: Minion Rush remains popular with iPad users in the UK and USA. In France, meanwhile, a modern and extreme version of the classic game Tetris is proving popular. Details of these and other top free iPad applications by country for the week, by number of downloads, recorded on […]

25.07.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Games, Online, Science & Technology ·
First look: Dior fall-winter campaign

First look: Dior fall-winter campaign

(Relaxnews) – Titled “An Aura of Mystery,” the Parisian luxury house has unveiled its latest advertising campaign. With confrontational stares and powerful, self-possessed poses, this season’s Dior woman is dressed in Raf Simons’s thoroughly modern reimagining of the first half of the 20th century. Photographed by fellow Belgian Willy Vanderperre, the domestic setting also comes with an […]

25.07.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Online ·
‘Poltergeist’ remake finds its leading lady

‘Poltergeist’ remake finds its leading lady

(Relaxnews) – Rosemarie DeWitt has been cast in the leading female role in a modern version of the 1982 thriller, Deadline.com reports. The actress, whose films include “Rachel Getting Married” and the recent “promised Land” and who is known to TV audiences through “Mad Men,” will play the mother of a family whose new house […]

25.07.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Terry Richardson shoots shoes for Aldo

Terry Richardson shoots shoes for Aldo

(Relaxnews) – The Canadian brand has hired the oft-controversial photographer for a new campaign titled ‘Give Me Aldo’. What happened to hell-raising fashion photographer Terry Richardson? The 47-year-old snapper, who has regularly courted controversy for his raunchy nudes seems to be getting more and more traditional. Recent work includes photographing Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, the wife of […]

25.07.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, International Stars, Online ·
Sipping on summer: Mixologist Jim Meehan’s The Algonquin

Sipping on summer: Mixologist Jim Meehan’s The Algonquin

(Relaxnews) – To celebrate the full bloom of summer, two of the world’s top mixologists share their best “summer-in-a-glass” cocktail recipes for sipping languidly on a hot day and clinking with friends and loved ones. Every week throughout the summer, New York mixologist Jim Meehan, the man behind underground speakeasy PDT(short for Please Don’t Tell), and […]

25.07.2013 · Filled under: Books, Food & Dining, International Stars ·
‘Gran Turismo’ pulls up to the cinema screen

‘Gran Turismo’ pulls up to the cinema screen

(Relaxnews) – The long-running series of motor racing games is being adapted for the movies, according to TheWrap.com. Specializing in putting drivers behind the wheel of high-powered vehicles and more reasonably prices cars since 1997, “Gran Turismo” is rumored to be headed to film with the producers of “Fifty Shades of Grey,” Dana Brunetti and […]

25.07.2013 · Filled under: Film, Games, International Stars, Science & Technology ·
P-Noy lauds devotion, courage of Filipino soldiers

P-Noy lauds devotion, courage of Filipino soldiers

MANILA, July 22 (Mabuhay) — For serving with courage and devotion in the remotest section of the country, President Benigno S. Aquino III Monday expressed his appreciation to the country’s soldiers serving in the three major service commands. Aquino praised the latter for their intense devotion in safeguarding the country. He added the Philippines has […]

23.07.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Mercedes unveils luxury concept golf cart

Mercedes unveils luxury concept golf cart

(Relaxnews) – For golf fans craving a bit more luxury on the links, Mercedes has unveiled a new “Vision Golf Cart,” a concept golf cart of the future. Sketches for the new state-of-the-art fantasy cart were shown at the 2013 Open Championship in Scotland this past weekend. It was created by Mercedes-Benz’s head of design […]

23.07.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Motoring, Science & Technology, Sports & Recreation ·
Apple aims to revamp its Maps application to compete with Google

Apple aims to revamp its Maps application to compete with Google

(Relaxnews) – Apple recently announced its acquisition of HopStop and Locationary, two start-ups specializing in mapping and geolocation, with the hopes of improving its own mapping service, simply titled Maps. While currently undergoing a revamp for iOS 7 (expected for release this fall), Maps remains one of Apple’s weak points. To turn this around and provide a […]

23.07.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Destinations, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Google+ trends: Galaxy Note III leaks, full moon appears

Google+ trends: Galaxy Note III leaks, full moon appears

(Relaxnews) – On Tuesday, July 23, Google+ users are talking about the latest leaked information surrounding the Samsung Galaxy Note III and sharing images of the recent full moon. The latest leaks surrounding the Samsung Galaxy Note III come via the Dutch-language site Sim Only Radar. These latest leaks show sketches of the device along […]

23.07.2013 · Filled under: Online, Science & Technology ·
Nokia launches first phablet

Nokia launches first phablet

(Relaxnews) – The Lumia 625 is a low-spec, low-cost oversized handset that could well have mass appeal. Rumors and, of course full-blown leaks — including press shots and specification sheets — hinted strongly that the “Something Big” that Nokia was set to launch was an affordable Lumia phablet. And low and behold, at 9am UK […]

23.07.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Online, Science & Technology ·
Trailer: J.J. Abrams explores religion in “Believe”

Trailer: J.J. Abrams explores religion in “Believe”

(Relaxnews) – The “Star Wars VII” director has teamed up with Alfonso Cuaron for this mystery-laden drama series. While Comic-Con was in full swing in San Diego (July 18-21), NBC took advantage of the event to provide a brief preview of “Believe.” The new trailer presents a show combining the fictional worlds of J.J. Abrams […]

23.07.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Plain packaging reduces allure of cigarettes: study

Plain packaging reduces allure of cigarettes: study

(PARIS-AFP) – Scientists on Monday said they had evidence that plain packaging for cigarettes diminishes the appeal of smoking, as anti-tobacco campaigners suggest. European countries are considering whether to follow Australia, which last year became the first country in the world to sell cigarettes in plain packets. In Australia’s case, the cigarettes are sold in […]

23.07.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, World News ·
Delta to produce ‘Top Chef’ cooking series for in-flight menu

Delta to produce ‘Top Chef’ cooking series for in-flight menu

(Relaxnews) – Delta Air Lines is launching its own version of “Top Chef” with a competitive culinary show that will be aired in-flight and award the winner the chance to help create the carrier’s menu. In partnership with Food & Wine magazine, the US carrier has announced plans to produce an original video series called […]

23.07.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, International Stars, Online ·
Crowds besiege palace after British royal baby birth

Crowds besiege palace after British royal baby birth

(LONDON-AFP) – A joyful crowd popped corks, cheered and strained to glimpse the official notice outside Buckingham Palace, after the birth on Monday of a baby boy to Prince William and wife Kate. The centre of attention at the palace was a golden easel upon which royal officials placed the formal birth announcement. “We just […]

23.07.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, International Stars, World News ·
PNoy asks 16th Congress to pass 2014 budget, key economic bills

PNoy asks 16th Congress to pass 2014 budget, key economic bills

MANILA, July 22 (Mabuhay) — The President on Monday asked the 16th Congress to prioritize measures that spur competition and raise government revenues in a bid to sustain the economic gains made so far by the administration. In his State of the Nation Address, President Benigno Aquino III asked Congress to pass amendments to the […]

23.07.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Avengers to battle a robot in 2015

Avengers to battle a robot in 2015

(Relaxnews) – Iron Man, Captain America, Thor and their companions in arms will come face to face with Ultron in the sequel to “The Avengers” in May 2015, according to comments from the film’s director, Joss Whedon, at Comic-Con in San Diego. After defeating Loki and Thanos in 2012, the Avengers will team up against […]

23.07.2013 · Filled under: Books, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Baby boy for Britain’s William and Kate

Baby boy for Britain’s William and Kate

By Danny KEMP, James PHEBY LONDON, July 22, 2013 (AFP) – Britain’s Prince William and his wife Kate were celebrating on Monday after she gave birth to a baby boy, providing the world’s most famous royal family with a future king. Cheering crowds rushed towards the gates of Buckingham Palace as it was announced that […]

22.07.2013 · Filled under: International Stars, World News ·
Behati Prinsloo unveils new Victoria’s Secret perfume

Behati Prinsloo unveils new Victoria’s Secret perfume

(Relaxnews) – American lifestyle and lingerie brand Victoria’s Secret has unveiled its latest fragrance, Victoria, with a new video starring the 24-year-old Namibian model and Victoria’s Secret Angel Behati Prinsloo. “Behati exemplifies the Victoria fragrance because she’s fresh, but really modern, charismatic and totally cool, super downtown but funny and energetic,” the company’s beauty president […]

22.07.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Videos ·
‘Facebook For Every Phone’ installed on over 100 million feature phones

‘Facebook For Every Phone’ installed on over 100 million feature phones

(Relaxnews) – The ‘Facebook For Every Phone’ app claims over 100 million users worldwide, the social network announced. This extremely light application brings Facebook to some 3,000 feature phone models which, unlike smartphones, are not compatible with all of the functions of the full version of the social networking site. Facebook For Every Phone app […]

22.07.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Online, Science & Technology ·
Trailer: Jennifer Lawrence is humanity’s last hope in ‘Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Trailer: Jennifer Lawrence is humanity’s last hope in ‘Hunger Games: Catching Fire

(Relaxnews) – A new trailer has been released for the second film to be adapted from Suzanne Collins’s hit novels, starring Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen. Thanks to a trailer uploaded by Yahoo!Movies during San Diego’s Comic-Con, fans can get a little more insight into “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” expected to hit theaters in November 2013. The video […]

22.07.2013 · Filled under: Books, Film, Hollywood Stars, Videos ·
Landmarks around the world to announce royal birth

Landmarks around the world to announce royal birth

(Relaxnews) – The birth of the royal baby isn’t just a major affair for Brits. Sister Commonwealth countries like Canada and New Zealand will also fete the arrival of the littlest heir at major landmarks such as Niagara Falls and the Kiwi Sky tower. In Toronto, Canada, the public will learn about the sex of […]

22.07.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, International Stars, Online ·
FIFA to start World Cup ticket sales on August 20

FIFA to start World Cup ticket sales on August 20

(SAO PAULO-AFP) – World’s football governing body announced here Friday that it will begin selling tickets for next year’s World Cup in 12 Brazilian host cities on August 20 via its www.fifa.com website. Some 330 days before the tournament is to open in Sao Paulo, FIFA marketing director Thierry Weil outlined a strategy under which […]

22.07.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Online, Sports & Recreation ·
Superman, Batman to team up in new film

Superman, Batman to team up in new film

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Superman and Batman are to team up in a new film, its director and the studio behind this year’s blockbuster “Man of Steel” announced Saturday. The new movie was announced by director Zack Snyder, widely praised for rebooting the Superman franchise last month, with Briton Henry Cavil proving his mettle in the […]

22.07.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Apple software developers site hacked

Apple software developers site hacked

(NEW YORK CITY-AFP) – Computer and software giant Apple said Sunday that it took its software developers website offline after it was hacked, warning that personal information about its users may have been stolen. “Last Thursday, an intruder attempted to secure personal information of our registered developers from our developer website,” Apple said in a […]

22.07.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Online, Science & Technology ·
Hairstyles: focus on three summer trends

Hairstyles: focus on three summer trends

(Relaxnews) – Vacation time is here at last, and there’s nothing like a new hairstyle to give you a boost of confidence before your summer adventures. Whether you’re looking for a cut or just a new style, here are a few ideas to make sure your locks are on the cutting edge. Twisted bob Medium […]

22.07.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Online, Videos ·
Get in on the trend: facial yoga tutorials

Get in on the trend: facial yoga tutorials

(Relaxnews) – We’ve picked out some of the best facial yoga videos, designed to help you explore this trend. Facial yoga fans, including celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow and Jennifer Aniston, are all giving themselves an extra beauty burst, so why not join in? Ranjana Khan – http://youtu.be/-kR5WtsLKRg Beauty blog Into the Gloss sat down (in the […]

22.07.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Long distance relationships have their advantages: study

Long distance relationships have their advantages: study

(Relaxnews) – A new study finds that absence may truly make the heart grow fonder and that couples who live apart have more meaningful interactions and stronger bonds than those who see each other every day. In a new study, couples in long distance relationships maintained over phone calls, texting, emailing and video chat were […]

19.07.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Health & Fitness, Online ·
Britain’s mothers’ army feeling for mum-to-be Kate

Britain’s mothers’ army feeling for mum-to-be Kate

(LONDON-AFP) – The Duchess of Cambridge lives a very different life to most mums-to-be, but Britain’s army of mothers has been captivated by her pregnancy — and is ready to rally around to help her bring up the new heir. Social media has been abuzz with every detail of Prince William and his wife Catherine’s […]

19.07.2013 · Filled under: Home & Garden, International Stars, Online ·
ZTE makes big statement in India with Grand X smartphone launch

ZTE makes big statement in India with Grand X smartphone launch

(Relaxnews) – A high specification device is one of six phones launched Friday that have been especially adapted to meet Indian consumer needs — in tems of both price and performance. The Grand X features a 5-inch HD display and a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor plus 1GB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage. It […]

19.07.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Science & Technology ·
EU bans raft of dangerous chemicals from toys

EU bans raft of dangerous chemicals from toys

(BRUSSELS-AFP) – Children’s toys need to comply as of Saturday with a new Europe-wide ban on dozens of chemical substances scientists say could trigger cancer, harm fertility or unleash allergies, the European Commission said. “Substances which are carcinogenic, mutagenic or toxic to reproduction as well as 55 allergenic fragrances are now banned from use in […]

19.07.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, World News ·
One Direction releases ‘Best Song Ever’ audio video

One Direction releases ‘Best Song Ever’ audio video

(Relaxnews) – Boy band One Direction has released an audio video for the group’s latest track, titled “Best Song Ever.” The band has been teasing fans with snippets of the forthcoming single, “Best Song Ever,” for the past few weeks, but the official audio video for the full single is now available atyoutube.com/watch?v=-zCF1-emakY The single […]

19.07.2013 · Filled under: International Stars, Music, Videos ·
Photo of the day: Spider-Man – ordinary commuter?

Photo of the day: Spider-Man – ordinary commuter?

(Relaxnews) – Where is Spider-Man headed? Is he going on vacation? No, he’s just off to San Diego’s Comic-Con event, which kicked off Thursday and runs through Sunday. Close to 130,000 comic book, movie, and pop culture fans gather in California for this annual event which also hosts a large number of sneak peeks and […]

19.07.2013 · Filled under: Books, Destinations, Film, Hollywood Stars, Offbeat, Online ·
What your favorite ice cream flavor says about you

What your favorite ice cream flavor says about you

(Relaxnews) – Are you impulsive and an idealist? Chances are your favorite ice cream flavor is vanilla. On the other hand, is your go-to flavor at the ice cream parlor strawberry? You’re more likely to be tolerant, devoted and an introvert. At least that’s according to “smell and taste expert” Dr. Alan Hirsch, who was […]

19.07.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Food & Dining, Offbeat, Online ·
PHILIPPINE CONSULATE GENERAL ATTENDS 27th ANNIVERSARY OF OLD FORT MACARTHUR DAYS 2013

PHILIPPINE CONSULATE GENERAL ATTENDS 27th ANNIVERSARY OF OLD FORT MACARTHUR DAYS 2013

Los Angeles, 16 July 2013 – The Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles attended the 27th Anniversary of the Old Fort MacArthur Days held at the Fort MacArthur Museum and the Historic Osgood-Farley Battery Site in San Pedro, Los Angeles County on 13 July 2013. The Consulate representatives were led by Deputy Consul General Daniel […]

19.07.2013 · Filled under: Local News, Photos ·
Video: Jennifer Garner for Max Mara

Video: Jennifer Garner for Max Mara

(Relaxnews) – Actress Jennifer Garner is the star of a new campaign for Italian luxury brand Max Mara, with the label officially launching the campaign Thursday at a glamorous dinner in New York City and releasing a video. “We are pleased to announce Jennifer Garner as the new face of our #MaxMara Accessories Campaign,” tweeted the brand earlier […]

19.07.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Hollywood Stars, Videos ·
New Zealand clamps down on ‘legal’ highs

New Zealand clamps down on ‘legal’ highs

(WELLINGTON-AFP) – New Zealand introduced a new law on Thursday which bans the use of drugs offering so-called “legal” highs unless manufacturers can provide clinical evidence that they are safe. The law imposes strict controls on products such as synthetic cannabis and legal “party pills”, which mimic the effects of drugs like ecstasy without using […]

19.07.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, World News ·
Trailer: Idris Elba embodies the spirit of Nelson Mandela

Trailer: Idris Elba embodies the spirit of Nelson Mandela

(Relaxnews) – The first full-length trailer for “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” has hit the internet. Following a short teaser, the Weinstein Company took the opportunity of Nelson Mandela’s 95th birthday on Thursday, July 18, to release an extended look into the hotly anticipated biopic. In 2’30”, the video touches on the highlights of Mandela’s life as […]

19.07.2013 · Filled under: Books, Film, International Stars, Online, Videos ·
NASA urges first inter-planetary photobomb

NASA urges first inter-planetary photobomb

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Two NASA spacecraft are about to take pictures of the Earth for planetary science research, and the US space agency is encouraging people worldwide to jump into the shot. “Consider it the first interplanetary photobomb,” NASA said. The first chance is on Friday, July 19, from 21:27 to 21:47 GMT, when the Cassini […]

19.07.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Online, Science & Technology, U.S. News ·
Butter London reveals new Pop Art-inspired summer shades

Butter London reveals new Pop Art-inspired summer shades

(Relaxnews) – Butter London has released a new set of bright, Pop Art-inspired nail lacquers and liquid lipsticks. The limited edition shades will give your summer beauty looks a London twist. “When it comes to adding a pop of colour, there’s no better place than your lips or tips,” said Katie Hughes, the brand’s Global Colour Ambassador. […]

19.07.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Online ·
President Aquino says his State of the Nation Address to reflect the country’s real status, administation’s commitments

President Aquino says his State of the Nation Address to reflect the country’s real status, administation’s commitments

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — President Benigno S. Aquino III said that next Monday’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) will reflect the real status of the country as well as his administration’s commitments and principles to achieve an inclusive growth. In his speech during the celebration of the 67th Founding Anniversary of the University of the […]

19.07.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
HTC launches smaller flagship phone

HTC launches smaller flagship phone

(Relaxnews) – With One Mini, HTC becomes the latest phone maker to adopt the miniaturization trend. The One Mini follows the same external design cues and ergonomic proportions of its bigger brother, the HTC One, and on the inside uses the same custom skin, Beats Audio technology, and user interface. However, the smaller device’s size […]

18.07.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Science & Technology ·
Trailer: new look at ‘Rush’ with Chris Hemsworth

Trailer: new look at ‘Rush’ with Chris Hemsworth

(Relaxnews) – Ron Howard’s film on the English F1 driver James Hunt is fleshed out in a new trailer. Hunt’s personality is at the center of the trailer. A charismatic ladies’ man, Formula 1 champion and adrenaline junkie, Hunt, played by Chris Hemsworth, is brought back down to earth after his first taste of defeat. […]

18.07.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars, Motoring, Sports & Recreation, Videos ·
HBO greenlights ‘Togetherness,’ a sitcom starring Amanda Peet

HBO greenlights ‘Togetherness,’ a sitcom starring Amanda Peet

(Relaxnews) – After several months in the development stages, the new sitcom “Togetherness” has moved into the fast lane. HBO has ordered eight episodes, although viewers will have to wait until 2014 to see them. Filming on the show will begin early next year in Los Angeles, according to Deadline.com. The sitcom follows four friends living […]

18.07.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars ·
‘House of Cards’ makes TV history with Emmy nod

‘House of Cards’ makes TV history with Emmy nod

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – The Netflix political drama “House of Cards” made entertainment history Thursday, becoming the first online-only series ever to be nominated for a major Emmy award. The FX miniseries “American Horror Story: Asylum” collected 17 nods, the most of any TV show, in the run-up to the 65th annual primetime Emmy awards ceremony […]

18.07.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars, Online ·
Trailer: Jamie Foxx ups the voltage in ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’

Trailer: Jamie Foxx ups the voltage in ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’

(Relaxnews) – The villain in the next Spider-Man movie, Electro, shows his face in a new trailer. The video reveals the distinctive look taken on by Jamie Foxx for his portrayal of Electro, who develops the power to control electricity after a few scientific experiments gone wrong. The character will be Spider-Man’s main enemy in […]

18.07.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars, Videos ·
Heathrow airport fetes 50th anniversary of ‘Doctor Who’

Heathrow airport fetes 50th anniversary of ‘Doctor Who’

(Relaxnews) – To help celebrate the 50th anniversary of the longest-running TV sci-fi series in the world, London’s Heathrow Airport has launched a variety of Doctor Who-themed experiences for passengers including signings by writer Jenny Colgan, author of the 2012 novel Doctor Who: Dark Horizons (under the name J.T. Colgan). Beginning this week, the London hub airport will […]

18.07.2013 · Filled under: Books, Destinations, Film, International Stars ·
Nelson Mandela: his contributions to literature

Nelson Mandela: his contributions to literature

(Relaxnews) – Nelson Mandela, who turns 95 on Thursday, has created a rich legacy of written work, much of it biographical in nature, some leaning toward photographic record or even fictional anthology; all, of course, inspirational. Nelson Mandela: The Struggle Is My Life (1990) This first book now acts as a collection of Mandela’s speeches and […]

18.07.2013 · Filled under: Books, Hollywood Stars, International Stars ·
Italian screenwriter of ‘Life is Beautiful’ dies

Italian screenwriter of ‘Life is Beautiful’ dies

(ROME, Latium-AFP) – Italian screenwriter Vincenzo Cerami — author of the screenplay for “Life is Beautiful” by Roberto Benigni — died on Wednesday at the age of 72. “Vincenzo Cerami is the one person who has taught me how to strike people’s feelings, how to make people emotional,” Benigni said. “Knowing Vincenzo was the most […]

18.07.2013 · Filled under: Film, International Stars ·
Forever 21 goes superhero crazy with Marvel

Forever 21 goes superhero crazy with Marvel

(Relaxnews) – The American brand has teamed up with the classic all-American comic book company . On his latest album, rapper Kanye West references the youth-oriented high street label, describing a group of young ladies who “Rock Forever 21 but just turned thirty”. Still, the mention won’t have hurt the retailer, which has just announced […]

17.07.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Books, International Stars ·
Robert Downey Jr. and Channing Tatum: Hollywood’s new moguls

Robert Downey Jr. and Channing Tatum: Hollywood’s new moguls

(Relaxnews) – The two actors have jumped to the top spots in Forbes’s ranking of Hollywood’s highest-paid actors, which is usually topped by the likes of Tom Cruise, Leonardo DiCaprio or Johnny Depp. At age 48, Robert Downey Jr. has become the highest-paid actor in Hollywood, earning the not-so-trifling sum of $75M. The star, whose early […]

17.07.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Trailer: the dangerous game of Wikileaks in ‘The Fifth Estate’

Trailer: the dangerous game of Wikileaks in ‘The Fifth Estate’

(Relaxnews) – Rising star Benedict Cumberbatch plays activist Julian Assange in the new drama/thriller that goes behind the scenes of Wikileaks. Daniel Brühl, Laura Linney, Carice van Houten, Stanley Tucci, Moritz Bleibtreu and Anthony Mackie also appear in the trailer, available from DreamWorks Studios on the film’s official YouTube channel. “The Fifth Estate” will examine how […]

17.07.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars, Videos ·
Kevin Costner in talks to join Guillermo del Toro production

Kevin Costner in talks to join Guillermo del Toro production

(Relaxnews) – The American actor, who has a lot of other projects on his plate these days, is in talks to star in “Midnight Delivery,” to be produced by Mexican filmmaker del Toro, reports Variety. Currently billed in “Man of Steel” as Superman’s adoptive “Earth father,” Kevin Costner is to play another caring father in […]

17.07.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Marvel series ‘Agents of SHIELD’ gets September premiere date

Marvel series ‘Agents of SHIELD’ gets September premiere date

(Relaxnews) – The latest series by John Whedon (“The Avengers”) will be broadcast in the US on ABC every Tuesday night at 8, the same time slot as the most-watched series in the US, “NCIS.” One of the most anticipated new American series, “Agents of SHIELD” will broadcast its first episode on September 24. The […]

17.07.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars, Videos ·
Nike unveils hybrid Nike Free Flyknit

Nike unveils hybrid Nike Free Flyknit

(Relaxnews) – In a move to create a shoe that Nike hopes is the closest to a barefoot-like experience on the market, the brand slapped together two of its most innovative technologies into one: the Nike Free Flyknit. By combining the mid-range cushioning and flexibility provided by the Free+ 5.0 midsole and form-fitting “second skin” […]

Tom Hanks up against new symbols in ‘Inferno’

Tom Hanks up against new symbols in ‘Inferno’

(Relaxnews) – Sony Pictures has announced that the actor will take on the role of Robert Langdon for the third film inspired by the bestselling Dan Brown novels. Filmmaker Ron Howard will also return to direct the adventures of the renowned “symbologist” in the new film, which follows “The Da Vinci Code” (2006) and “Angels […]

17.07.2013 · Filled under: Books, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Fendi announces new kids’ store

Fendi announces new kids’ store

(Relaxnews) – The Rome-based luxury label has unveiled its latest kids’ store in Kuwait City. “We’re glad to announce the opening of the first Fendi Kids Store in Kuwait City, located in the Avenues Shopping Mall, an adorable and cosy space carrying collections from the newborn to kids,” announced the Italian brand on its Facebook page. Fendi opened […]

17.07.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Online ·
Elie Saab unveils autumn-winter campaign

Elie Saab unveils autumn-winter campaign

(Relaxnews) – The brand’s new campaign features Estonian supermodel Karmen Pedaru. Photographed by legendary fashion snapper Craig McDean, the new campaign for Lebanese luxury designer Elie Saab features Karmen Pedaru lounging around a luxurious apartment in the latest autumn-winter collection. Light moves from dawn to dusk in the photos, showing off the elegant lace and […]

16.07.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Photos, Videos ·
Slash your hotel bill by sleeping with strangers

Slash your hotel bill by sleeping with strangers

(Relaxnews) – In the latest sharing economy trend, another website has been created for travelers who don’t mind sleeping with strangers to save a few dollars. The premise: given that hotels and resorts charge guests per room and night, Easynest allows solo travelers to shack up with fellow lodgers so that everyone can slash their hotel bill […]

16.07.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Destinations, Home & Garden, Online ·
Photo of the day: a royal teddy bear

Photo of the day: a royal teddy bear

(Relaxnews) – Just like this Prince Harry lookalike photographed outside St Mary’s Hospital in London, the world is awaiting the arrival of the royal baby — the first child of Prince William and Catherine, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Will it be a boy? A girl? Will the name be Alexandra? George? Will the […]

16.07.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, International Stars, Photos ·
‘Under the Dome’ is the new summer success series in the US

‘Under the Dome’ is the new summer success series in the US

(Relaxnews) – Based on Stephen King’s book, the series hit almost 18 million American viewers for its first episode, which aired on CBS on June 24. “Under the Dome” boasted 13.53 million viewers who watched the premiere as it aired — the best start for a summer series since 2007. CBS and Nielsen have now […]

16.07.2013 · Filled under: Books, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Asian Americans Advancing Justice-LA decries verdict in Zimmerman trial

Asian Americans Advancing Justice-LA decries verdict in Zimmerman trial

LOS ANGELES – Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles is deeply saddened, outraged, and disappointed by the verdict in the trial of George Zimmerman, who stalked, shot, and killed Trayvon Martin, an unarmed 17-year-old African American boy. On Saturday, July 13, 2013, a jury acquitted George Zimmerman of any wrongdoing. Our hearts go out to the […]

16.07.2013 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Marriott caters to Arabic speakers with new website

Marriott caters to Arabic speakers with new website

(Relaxnews) – In a bid to woo an increasingly important market segment — affluent Arabic speakers and frequent flyers from the Middle East — the Marriott hotel chain has launched its international website in Arabic. The new portal allows Arabic-speaking customers around the world to book stays across the chain’s 3,800 properties in 74 countries. […]

15.07.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Online ·
Apple hiring smartwatch talent

Apple hiring smartwatch talent

(Relaxnews) – Sources claim Apple is looking for help in getting its first wearable technology device ready for a 2014 launch. An article in the Financial Times claims that Apple has been encountering “hard engineering problems that they’re unable to solve” and as a result is set to start recruiting new blood with wearable technology experience in […]

15.07.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Online, Science & Technology ·
Katy Perry unveils new Killer Queen fragrance

Katy Perry unveils new Killer Queen fragrance

(Relaxnews) – Set for release next month, the pop star’s latest perfume was apparently inspired by Freddie Mercury’s famous lyrics. Appearing in a jewelled bottle, apparently inspired by a royal scepter, Killer Queen is Perry’s third fragrance after the feline-inspired Purr (2010) and Meow (2011). And it was the lyrics penned by the famous frontman […]

15.07.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Hollywood Stars, Music ·
Microsoft slashes price on Surface tablet

Microsoft slashes price on Surface tablet

(SAN FRANCISCO-AFP) – Microsoft has quietly cut the price of its entry-level Surface tablet computer by some 30 percent, after surveys indicating sluggish sales. The Surface RT tablet was being sold for as low as $349 for US customers on the Microsoft website on Monday, down from the introductory price last year of $499. The […]

15.07.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Online, Science & Technology ·
Swiss watchmakers keep cool in wait for Apple smartwatch

Swiss watchmakers keep cool in wait for Apple smartwatch

(ZURICH-AFP) – Swiss watchmakers are warily eyeing Apple’s reported progress towards creating a “smartwatch”, but say they are not too worried about the tech goliath’s likely incursion into their traditional turf. The California-based company has so far been tight-lipped about its suspected plans to wrap some of its popular iPhone and iPad capabilities into a […]

15.07.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Beauty & Style, Science & Technology ·
Chinese star Han Geng to star in ‘Transformers 4’

Chinese star Han Geng to star in ‘Transformers 4’

(Relaxnews) – Director Michael Bay announced the addition of Han Geng to the cast of “Transformers 4,” in which China will play an essential part. The 29-year-old joins Chinese actress Li Bingbing (“Resident Evil: Retribution”) as part of the cast. A large part of the movie will be shot in China, which is even “a character” in […]

15.07.2013 · Filled under: Film, International Stars ·
Rowling’s ‘The Cuckoo’s Calling’ becomes instant success

Rowling’s ‘The Cuckoo’s Calling’ becomes instant success

Relaxnews) – Released in April under the Scottish pseudonym of Robert Galbraith, J.K. Rowling’s crime thriller “The Cuckoo’s Calling” shot to number one on the Amazon US, Amazon UK and Barnes & Noble charts after the secret was let out. Suspicions grew as reviewers were confronted by the novel’s quality, in particular the supposed debut […]

15.07.2013 · Filled under: Books ·
Now anyone can fly a spaceship to the moon

Now anyone can fly a spaceship to the moon

(Relaxnews) – It’s every little boy’s (and a number of grown men’s) greatest dream, becoming a star pilot. And while the only realistic means of leaving the Earth’s atmosphere in search of interplanetary adventure is via a US$250,000 seat on the maiden voyage of the Virgin Galactic shuttle (confirmed passengers to date include Brad Pitt, […]