Swing the Night Away with FASO on Oct. 18

Swing the Night Away with FASO on Oct. 18

Dance or simply listen to big band music, from Glenn Miller, Cole Porter to Duke Ellington, in “Swing the Night Away with FASO” on Saturday, October 18 at the Hilton Glendale. For the first time, the Filipino-American Symphony Orchestra (FASO), the first and only Filipino orchestra outside the Philippines, performs such big band gems as […]

26.09.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Happenings, Music ·
The future of ultrasound: color photos and 4D imagery

The future of ultrasound: color photos and 4D imagery

(Relaxnews) – Baby pictures will never be the same again with the Voluson E10 Ultrasound, which offers color fetal photos more revealing than ever about what life is like in the womb. That’s not all the device will change, however, for diagnostic capability is likely to increase dramatically thanks to electronic 4D imagery that allows […]

25.09.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
‘We’ll Never Have Paris’ gets January date

‘We’ll Never Have Paris’ gets January date

(Relaxnews) – With Simon Helberg of “The Big Bang Theory” as writer, co-director and co-star, and his now wife joining him behind the camera, real-life interncontinental love story “We’ll Never Have Paris” is destined for a January 22 debut. That date is for a limited theatrical release in advance of digital VOD availability shortly after, […]

25.09.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Ready for robot cheerleaders?

Ready for robot cheerleaders?

(Relaxnews) – They don’t get upset when dropped from the team, never forget a routine and never stress about diet and as great they are to watch and as social media-friendly as their performances are, Murata’s Cheerleaders also demonstrate a significant technological breakthrough. In order to balance on a ball and to move in synchronization, without colliding […]

New hope for hair loss as iGrow gets FDA clearance

New hope for hair loss as iGrow gets FDA clearance

(Relaxnews) – The machine that employs red light technology to promote hair growth in males was given the green light by the FDA last week for over the counter sales. iGrow Hair Growth System is intended for men whose hair loss patterns fall into categories IIa through V on the Hamilton-Norwood hair loss scale. This covers […]

25.09.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Health & Fitness, Online, Science & Technology ·
Apple tops consumer computer satisfaction poll

Apple tops consumer computer satisfaction poll

(Relaxnews) – The latest American Consumer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) places the company’s desktops, notebooks and tablets ahead of all other manufacturers for the 11th year running. Apple earned an aggregate score of 84 out of a possible 100 which, although not as good as in 2013 when it scored 87, was still enough to keep […]

25.09.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Johnny Depp crime caper ‘Mortdecai’ steals January date

Johnny Depp crime caper ‘Mortdecai’ steals January date

(Relaxnews) – A minor reshuffle in the Lionsgate release calendar ensures “Mortdecai” avoids a face-to-face with the Wachowskis’ “Jupiter Ascending” and Jeff Bridges’ “Seventh Son.” Instead, audiences will be able to see Johnny Depp as art dealer and inadvertent internationally wanted man Charles Mortdecai, with Gwyneth Paltrow as discrete confidante Johanna and Ewan McGregor the […]

25.09.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
PFW: grids and lines at Balmain

PFW: grids and lines at Balmain

(Relaxnews) – At Le Grand Hôtel in Paris, designer Olivier Rousteing presented the Balmain Spring-Summer 2015 collection, with its striking plays on horizontal and vertical lines. Black and white played a special part on the runway at Thursday’s Balmain show. Just to name a few looks with this color scheme: an evanescent white dress, white […]

25.09.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Home & Garden ·
Hawkeye could make an appearance in ‘Captain America 3’

Hawkeye could make an appearance in ‘Captain America 3’

(Relaxnews) – Jeremy Renner hinted that his arrow-slinging superhero character could be among the faces of the third Captain America movie. In an interview with MTV, the actor commented on Hawkeye’s place within the world of Marvel and Disney’s movies. In denying any ambition to get his own solo feature, the actor indicated that he […]

25.09.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Apple Watch tipped for Valentine’s Day debut

Apple Watch tipped for Valentine’s Day debut

(Relaxnews) – It could well be a very happy Valentine’s Day for the technophile in love as mid-February 2015 looks like the date when the Apple Watch is ready to go on sale. That’s according to whispers heard by 9to5 Mac and The Information about the company’s plans for its first entirely new product since the original iPad back […]

US, researchers warn of new computer vulnerability

US, researchers warn of new computer vulnerability

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – The US government and computer security researchers warned Thursday of a vulnerability in some computer operating systems which potentially allow widespread attacks by hackers. A warning from the US Department of Homeland Security’s Computer Emergency Readiness Team (CERT) said the flaw affects “Unix-based operating systems” powered by Linux and Apple’s Mac OS. CERT […]

25.09.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Jessy Mendiola hurt by bashers

Jessy Mendiola hurt by bashers

ACTRESS Jessy Mendiola was affected by the online bashing she had received after she co-hosted the 2014 UAAP Cheerdance Competition over the weekend, her sister Pam Mendiola said. In an interview with Pam, the 23-year-old shared that Jessy was distraught by the negative comments she got in social media. The ABS-CBN talent event confided and […]

25.09.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Aquino urges U.S. firms to explore investment opportunities in PHL

Aquino urges U.S. firms to explore investment opportunities in PHL

NEW YORK, New York (Mabuhay) – President Benigno S. Aquino III on Tuesday urged prospective investors here to take advantage of new business opportunities the Philippines is ready to offer in light of its improved economy and especially since it is poised to hit the so called ‘demographic sweet spot’ by next year. “According to […]

25.09.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
PFW: deconstructed and dressy at Cédric Charlier

PFW: deconstructed and dressy at Cédric Charlier

(Relaxnews) – The Brussels-born upstart is another Belgian designer out to conquer Paris Fashion Week. He showed his Spring/Summer 2015 collection in the hip Canal St Martin area of the city on Wednesday. The Charlier girls rocked a sexy evening beauty look: hot berry compote lips, bold eyes and glittering drop earrings. The sense of […]

24.09.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
Fruit and vegetable intake associated with mental wellbeing: study

Fruit and vegetable intake associated with mental wellbeing: study

(Relaxnews) – Eating five servings of fruits and vegetables per day was associated with better mental well-being in a recent study at the University of Warwick in the UK. In the study, researchers worked with data from over 14,000 participants in the Health Survey for England. Thirty three and a half percent of those with […]

24.09.2014 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Apple planning fast iOS8 bug fix

Apple planning fast iOS8 bug fix

(Relaxnews) – An updated version of the company’s latest operating system is already in the works and could appear “fairly soon.” That is according to MacRumors. The publication claims that version .1 of iOS 8 has actually been in development for several weeks and when it is pushed out to compatible iPhones, iPads and iPod Touch […]

24.09.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Nearly 700 held or probed in PHL, other countries in major Asia counterfeit sweep

Nearly 700 held or probed in PHL, other countries in major Asia counterfeit sweep

LYON  (AFP) – More than 660 people were arrested or put under investigation in a major police operation across 10 Asian countries that targeted criminal networks trading fake and potentially dangerous products, Interpol announced Monday. The international police organization said security forces and border agencies in countries ranging from Cambodia and China to India and […]

24.09.2014 · Filled under: Asian News ·
Asian Games: China defend basketball with new ‘Great Wall’

Asian Games: China defend basketball with new ‘Great Wall’

By Daniel HICKS INCHEON  (AFP) – China are hoping a new version of their famous “Great Wall of China” can help maintain their Asian Games basketball dominance as they come under heavy attack from rivals. China, with players like towering NBA superstar Yao Ming, have won seven of the last nine men’s gold medals stretching […]

24.09.2014 · Filled under: Asian News, Sports & Recreation ·
Robin handpicked Vina to be part of ‘Bonifacio’ biopic

Robin handpicked Vina to be part of ‘Bonifacio’ biopic

Former couple Vina Morales and Robin Padilla have no qualms about sharing the big screen again for their movie “Bonifacio: Ang Unang Pangulo”, which is an entry to this year’s Metro Manila Film Festival. Padilla said he personally picked Morales to play the role of Andres Bonifacio’s wife, Gregoria de Jesus. “Ang nangyari kasi noon, […]

24.09.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Film ·
Aquino thanks donors from Boston for helping typhoon-devastated Visayan region

Aquino thanks donors from Boston for helping typhoon-devastated Visayan region

BOSTON, Massachusetts  (Mabuhay) – President Benigno S. Aquino III has expressed his gratitude to Boston College and Filipino-Americans who had extended assistance to the victims of Typhoon Yolanda. “Without the help of our friends in the international community, the path to recovery and rehabilitation would not have been traversed as early and as efficiently,” the […]

23.09.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Batman prequel ‘Gotham’ premieres on US TV

Batman prequel ‘Gotham’ premieres on US TV

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – The backstory of Batman’s many villains came to life Monday in a new US television drama series that Fox hopes will help lift its prime-time ratings out of the doldrums. “Gotham” stars David Mazouz as a 12-year-old Bruce Wayne who witnesses the cold-blooded murder of his parents on the grim nocturnal backstreets of […]

23.09.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Oscars’ Foreign Film category passes 50 films

Oscars’ Foreign Film category passes 50 films

(Relaxnews) – With just a week to go until the Foreign Language category deadline hits, more than fifty countries have made their official selections for the 2015 Academy Awards. Those titles include Cannes Jury Prize winner “Mommy,” directed by Canada’s Xavier Dolan, Brazilian LGBT favorite “The Way He Looks” from Daniel Ribiero, human migration story […]

Asian women’s group offers free volunteer interpreter training Oct. 10

Asian women’s group offers free volunteer interpreter training Oct. 10

The Asian Pacific Women’s Center is offering a Free Volunteer Interpreter Training on Oct. 10, Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center located at 244 S. San Pedro St., Los Angeles, CA 90012. The free lunch training will help Asian and Pacific Islander families in the following: […]

23.09.2014 · Filled under: Happenings, Services ·
Paris Fashion Week: labels, models and observers to follow on Twitter

Paris Fashion Week: labels, models and observers to follow on Twitter

(Relaxnews) – Ahead of the start of fashion week in the French capital on Tuesday, September 23, style enthusiasts can get ready by following some of the key players on Twitter. In an age in which news travels more quickly than ever before, Twitter offers something of a perfect compromise. Almost everyone in the fashion […]

23.09.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Online ·
MFW: highlights from the runway soundtracks

MFW: highlights from the runway soundtracks

(Relaxnews) – Wes Anderson movie music, an ode to life in plastic and St Vincent: here’s our pick of the best beats that soundtracked the runway shows in Milan. Marni Consuelo Castiglioni picked Alexandre Desplat’s “The Heroic Weather-Conditions of the Universe Parts 1-7” as her runway soundtrack for Spring/Summer 2015. The music which was originally […]

23.09.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Music, Online, Videos ·
Boston installs glow-in-the-dark swings for adults

Boston installs glow-in-the-dark swings for adults

(Relaxnews) – An interactive, glow-in-the-dark playground for adults has been installed in Boston. “Swing Time” is made up of 20 ring-shaped swings which are fitted with micro-controllers which activate LED lighting when the swing moves, illuminating the outdoor space with blue and purple hues that change according to the motion of the seat. Custom fabricated […]

23.09.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden ·
Stella McCartney teams up with Jaguar at Paris Fashion Week

Stella McCartney teams up with Jaguar at Paris Fashion Week

(Relaxnews) – The British designer and carmaker have joined forces to celebrate the new Jaguar XE during Paris Fashion Week. Luxury carmaker Jaguar, will be celebrating the new XE with a series of fashionable ‘Feel XE’ experiences to mark the car’s arrival in Paris, and Stella McCartney has dressed the car in a ‘superhero’ print from her Resort […]

Pechanga Resorts & Casino presents the amazing dance performance of ‘My Dream’

Pechanga Resorts & Casino presents the amazing dance performance of ‘My Dream’

Internationally known for their beautiful dance performance of “Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva,” the world famous China Disabled People’s Performing Art Troupe will be returning to Pechanga for two shows on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 4pm and 8pm. The China Disabled People’s Performing Art Troupe uses its unique artistic charm and profound spiritual connotation that is beyond […]

23.09.2014 · Filled under: Art, Books, Destinations, Entertainment, Film, Happenings, Promotions ·
Kim Chiu reveals her dream project

Kim Chiu reveals her dream project

She has done romance and drama, and even sings and dances once in a while, but the one thing Kim Chiu has yet to do is star in a fantasy project, whether for TV or the movies. “Yun ang isa sa mga bagay na nilo-look forward ko kasi more on drama, more on iyakan, nag-comedy […]

23.09.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Germany backs PHL’ position to settle territorial disputes peacefully

Germany backs PHL’ position to settle territorial disputes peacefully

BERLIN, Germany (Mabuhay) – President Benigno S. Aquino III and German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday agreed that the territorial disputes in the South China Sea must be settled peacefully in accordance with international law. President Aquino, who is in Germany for the last leg of his four-nation European tour, met with Chancellor Merkel at […]

23.09.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
St. Vincent Medical Center ‘Free Multicultural Health Fair’ Sept. 27

St. Vincent Medical Center ‘Free Multicultural Health Fair’ Sept. 27

(Note: Earlier, news reports indicated that the “ Free Multicultural Health Fair” will be held on September 28. Organizers clarified that the event will actually be held on September 27, which falls on a Saturday) LOS ANGELES  – The Multicultural Health Awareness and Prevention (MHAP) Center at St. Vincent Medical Center held a press conference on September […]

23.09.2014 · Filled under: Happenings, Services ·
James Franco and Seth Rogen head to North Korea in ‘The Interview’

James Franco and Seth Rogen head to North Korea in ‘The Interview’

(Relaxnews) – Sony has released a new red-band trailer for “The Interview,” the latest movie from writer and director duo Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen. “The Interview” stars James Franco as Dave Skylark, a TV talk show host, and Seth Rogen as his producer Aaron Rapoport. Tired of the tabloid-style celebrity news that makes their […]

22.09.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Romeo Beckham returns for Burberry

Romeo Beckham returns for Burberry

(Relaxnews) – Romeo Beckham returns to star in the new holiday campaign from the British luxury brand Burberry. The young star might have only just turned 12, but Romeo Beckham has already bagged his second Burberry campaign. The brand unveiled an image of the football/pop/fashion prodigy via its Facebook page Sunday with the following description: “Romeo Beckham, behind […]

22.09.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, International Stars ·
‘Paper Towns’ given June 2015 date

‘Paper Towns’ given June 2015 date

(Relaxnews) – Jake Schreier’s adaptation of John Green novel “Paper Towns” benefits from a 20th Century Fox reshuffle, vacating its end of July window in favor of a June 19 debut, while “Fantastic Four,” “Deadpool” and “Assassin’s Creed” form part of the shuffle. With rising star Cara Delevingne starring opposite “The Fault in Our Stars” […]

22.09.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Historic Filipinotown Indie Film Festival’s launching Oct. 15 at FACLA

Historic Filipinotown Indie Film Festival’s launching Oct. 15 at FACLA

Los Angeles – Filipino Independent Films or Indie Films’ in Town, specifically, in FilipinoTown. The Historic Filipinotown Indie Film Festival LLC (HFIF LLC) has announced that the Historic Filipinotown Independent Film Festival  that will feature Filipino and Filipino-American independently-produced films from the Philippines will be launched on Wednesday, at 6 p.m. on October 15, 2014 at the Filipino American Community […]

22.09.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Happenings ·
Rolls-Royce and Turner prize-nominated artist team up for Frieze London installation

Rolls-Royce and Turner prize-nominated artist team up for Frieze London installation

(Relaxnews) – Rolls-Royce has teamed up with Turner Prize nominee Angela Bulloch to create an installation at London’s Frieze Art Fair this fall. Entitled “Cipher of L”, the work will take the form of a ‘Pixel Box’ installation that mimics the properties of a Rolls-Royce vehicle. Incorporating both the physical and conceptual elements of the car, it will be […]

MFW: a playful babydoll aesthetic at Giamba

MFW: a playful babydoll aesthetic at Giamba

(Relaxnews) – Roman designer Giambattista Valli revealed his debut efforts for his brand new second line Giamba Friday at Milan Fashion Week. Valli opened his first ever Giamba show with one of the season’s key looks: a semi-sheer dress, adorned with cute ruffles, and polka-dot tights worn with a peep-toe platform shoe (also one of […]

20.09.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
Asian Games: South Korean leader lets the Games begin

Asian Games: South Korean leader lets the Games begin

(INCHEON-AFP) – South Korean President Park Geun-Hye opened the Incheon Asian Games at a glittering, K-Pop inspired ceremony Friday as North Korean athletes received an unexpectedly warm welcome. “I declare the opening of the 17th Asian Games,” Park said simply, after athletes from 45 countries had filed into Incheon’s purpose-built main stadium. “Gangnam Style” singer […]

20.09.2014 · Filled under: Asian News, Destinations, Sports & Recreation ·
27,000 new US citizens during annual Constitution Day and Citizenship Day celebration

27,000 new US citizens during annual Constitution Day and Citizenship Day celebration

WASHINGTON  – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will welcome more than 27,000 new citizens in more than 160 naturalization ceremonies between Sept. 17 and Sept. 23 in honor of Constitution Day and Citizenship Day. During this week – also known as Constitution Week – museums, historic and public libraries, government landmarks and national park […]

20.09.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Gov signs bill to reinstate Gun Violence Prevention Law

Gov signs bill to reinstate Gun Violence Prevention Law

Authorizes eviction of tenants who commit gun crimes on property SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. has signed into law a bill reinstating a pilot program authorizing specified City Attorneys, including Los Angeles, to evict tenants who unlawfully possess or sell illegal firearms or ammunition on the premises.  The pilot program sunset on January […]

20.09.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
US House approves bill averting gov’t shutdown

US House approves bill averting gov’t shutdown

WASHINGTON  (AFP) – US lawmakers voted Wednesday to extend funding for federal operations into December, likely preventing a repeat of last October’s disastrous government shutdown. Faced with the need to act before fiscal year 2015 begins on October 1, members of the House of Representatives voted 319-108 to keep government funded at current levels until […]

20.09.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Audrey Hepburn’s granddaughter to make runway debut at PFW

Audrey Hepburn’s granddaughter to make runway debut at PFW

(Relaxnews) – Emma Ferrer, a direct descendant of the legendary actress, will model looks from the latest Lanvin collection in her runway debut. Recently introduced to the public in a shoot for Harper’s Bazaar’s September issue, the 21-year-old art student will soon take her modeling career to the next level. Ferrer told the New York […]

20.09.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, International Stars ·
RugbyU: Prince Harry named World Cup honorary president

RugbyU: Prince Harry named World Cup honorary president

(LONDON-AFP) – Prince Harry, fourth in line to the British throne, has been appointed as the honorary president of World Cup organisers England Rugby 2015, the organisation announced on Thursday. The move follows the 30-year-old royal’s successful role in organising the Invictus Games, a four-day international event for injured war veterans that took place in […]

20.09.2014 · Filled under: International Stars, Sports & Recreation ·
Jolie to direct film about Kenya conservationist

Jolie to direct film about Kenya conservationist

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Angelina Jolie is to direct a “sweeping epic” film about veteran Kenyan conservationist Richard Leakey’s fight with ivory poachers, the studio behind the movie said Friday. The Oscar-winning actress — whose latest film as director, “Unbroken,” is out in December — will go behind the camera once again for “Africa,” with a […]

20.09.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Paris installs glass panels in a test to end love locks

Paris installs glass panels in a test to end love locks

(Relaxnews) – Paris may have found a solution to their love lock problem: glass panels. This week the city replaced sections of mesh fencing on the city’s iconic footbridge, Pont des Arts, with two shatter-resistant and anti-glare glass panes, reported No Love Locks, a group that has been campaigning for an end to the practice […]

20.09.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Online ·
Bill Gates says progress made on new super-thin condom

Bill Gates says progress made on new super-thin condom

(NEW DELHI-AFP) – Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates said Thursday progress is being made on developing a “next-generation” ultra-thin, skin-like condom that could offer better sexual pleasure, help population control and be financed by first-world investors. Last year, the Microsoft co-founder and one of the world’s richest men offered inventors $100,000 in start-up grants to develop […]

19.09.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
PHL, France agree to continue addressing climate change

PHL, France agree to continue addressing climate change

PARIS, France  (Mabuhay) – The Philippines and France have agreed on the need for concrete and effective results for climate talks in order to move forward efforts in dealing with the threats of climate change. During a bilateral meeting between President Benigno Aquino III and French Republic President Francois Hollande here on Wednesday, both leaders […]

19.09.2014 · Filled under: World News ·
Charity declares New York vegan capital of 2014

Charity declares New York vegan capital of 2014

(NEW YORK-AFP) – Animal rights charity PETA declared New York vegan capital of the world on Wednesday as Scottish actor Alan Cumming unveiled a replica of the Manhattan skyline carved out of vegetables. Dan Mathews, senior vice president of PETA, said the Big Apple was “2014 most vegan-friendly city” of the year due to a […]

‘Friends’ fans flock to New York pop-up cafe

‘Friends’ fans flock to New York pop-up cafe

(NEW YORK-AFP) – Obsessed “Friends” fans on Wednesday mobbed a pop-up replica of the coffeehouse from the hit comedy series, some even camping out overnight for some free java and a healthy dose of nostalgia. Central Perk was the celluloid coffee shop where Joey, Ross, Rachel, Phoebe, Monica and Chandler captivated millions with tales of […]

18.09.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Food & Dining, Hollywood Stars ·
Stay Puft Marshmallow Man brought to life at Krispy Kreme

Stay Puft Marshmallow Man brought to life at Krispy Kreme

(Relaxnews) – Krispy Kreme is paying tribute to Hollywood’s sweetest, and perhaps most likeable, paranormal villains with the release of two marshmallow-filled donuts to help mark the 30th anniversary of the “Ghostbusters” movie franchise. “Ghostbusters” fans will no doubt recognize the friendly — but treacherously villainous —  smile of the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man in […]

18.09.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Film, Food & Dining, Hollywood Stars ·
Commemorative 9/11 museum receives more than one million visitors

Commemorative 9/11 museum receives more than one million visitors

(Relaxnews) – The 9/11 Memorial Museum reached a major milestone near the anniversary of America’s darkest day, receiving more than one million visitors just four months after opening. In addition to visitors from all 50 US states, the museum also received visitors from more than 130 countries. The biggest international source countries are UK, Canada, […]

18.09.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Art, Destinations, Entertainment ·
MFW: sleek retro at Gucci

MFW: sleek retro at Gucci

(Relaxnews) – The Italian label returned with another retro-inspired delight which hit the runway in Milan Wednesday afternoon. Frida Giannini opened her show with her models clasping leather bags (Gucci green and red straps over one shoulder), a clear statement of intent about what this brand stands for: traditional luxury for the international consumer. There […]

18.09.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
Apple’s new encryption to lock out government

Apple’s new encryption to lock out government

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Apple unveiled new policies that block its access to user’s mobile devices, even with a warrant, the tech giant revealed late Wednesday. Apple’s updated privacy terms indicate that under its new mobile operating system, iOS 8, the company will not have access to customer passwords. “Your personal data such as photos, messages (including […]

18.09.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Dairy products could help cut type 2 diabetes risk

Dairy products could help cut type 2 diabetes risk

(Relaxnews) – Consumption of high-fat dairy products could lower the risk for type 2 diabetes, according to researchers from the Lund University Diabetes Center in Malmö, Sweden. The research team, led by Dr. Ulrika Ericson, concluded that people with the highest intake of high fat dairy products reduced their chances of developing type 2 diabetes […]

18.09.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
K Brosas relishes good chemistry with Richard Gomez

K Brosas relishes good chemistry with Richard Gomez

For someone who is known to talk a lot especially during her famous live shows, comedienne K Brosas says it’s not easy to keep silent on her latest gig, TV5’s newest game show, “Quiet Please: Bawal ang Maingay.”  “Mahirap manahimik lalo na kapag marami kang oras na kailangan mong tumahimik. Kasi hindi talaga pwedeng mag-ingay […]

18.09.2014 · Filled under: News ·
SC clears Phillip Salvador in estafa case

SC clears Phillip Salvador in estafa case

The Supreme Court (SC) has upheld the Court of Appeals (CA) decision that acquitted actor Phillip Salvador of estafa. The high court denied the petition for review filed by Salvador’s former girlfriend, Cristina Castillo a.k.a. Cristina Decena, and affirmed the appellate court’s Feb. 11, 2010 decision in favor of Salvador. The appellate court junked a […]

18.09.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
PHL, France agree to continue addressing climate change

PHL, France agree to continue addressing climate change

PARIS, France, Sept 18 (Mabuhay) – The Philippines and France have agreed on the need for concrete and effective results for climate talks in order to move forward efforts in dealing with the threats of climate change. During a bilateral meeting between President Benigno Aquino III and French Republic President Francois Hollande here on Wednesday, […]

18.09.2014 · Filled under: World News ·
Wildfires rage across drought-hit California

Wildfires rage across drought-hit California

LOS ANGELES  (AFP) – As many as 6,000 firefighters were battling Tuesday a wave of wildfires raging across California, which is gripped by a historic drought and near-record temperatures. Thousands of residents have been evacuated and buildings ravaged in at least one of the fires in northern California, while southern California has been hit by […]

17.09.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
San Francisco first city to condemn abortion ban legislation that promotes racial stereotypes on Asian American women

San Francisco first city to condemn abortion ban legislation that promotes racial stereotypes on Asian American women

NAPAWF applauds new legislation that protects women’s health    NEW YORK – Tuesday, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed a resolution opposing “sex-selective abortion bans” that discriminate against Asian American women and restrict access to reproductive health care. San Francisco is now the first city in the nation to proactively oppose the legislative strategy […]

17.09.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
US House approves bill averting gov’t shutdown

US House approves bill averting gov’t shutdown

WASHINGTON, September 17, 2014 (AFP) – US lawmakers voted Wednesday to extend funding for federal operations into December, likely preventing a repeat of last October’s disastrous government shutdown. Faced with the need to act before fiscal year 2015 begins on October 1, members of the House of Representatives voted 319-108 to keep government funded at […]

17.09.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Sam Milby opens up about Shaina

Sam Milby opens up about Shaina

Two years before they finally started seeing each other, Sam Milby had already made known his intentions with Shaina Magdayao to an ex-boyfriend of the actress. Milby said he sought the blessing of actor John Prats in 2012 on possibly pursuing Magdayao romantically. Prats and Magdayao were a couple for a time but reportedly broke […]

17.09.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Jodi Sta. Maria not offended by ‘worst dressed’ tag

Jodi Sta. Maria not offended by ‘worst dressed’ tag

JODI Sta. Maria said she does not mind being included in the list of Worst Dressed celebrities who attended the recent 8th Star Magic Ball. Last Saturday, the “Be Careful with My Heart” lead star surprised everyone when she graced the red carpet at the plush Makati Shangri-La Hotel in her Joey Samson off-white Hollywood […]

17.09.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Early reviews heap praise on big-screen iPhones

Early reviews heap praise on big-screen iPhones

(SAN FRANCISCO-AFP) – Early reviews of Apple iPhone 6 models to be released on Friday sang praises of the large-screen handsets, proclaiming that bigger truly is better. “The public asked for bigger and Apple delivered not only bigger but better, too,” tech news website Slash Gear said in its review. “A stunning Retina HD display, […]

17.09.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
US Army invites women to try out for elite Ranger school

US Army invites women to try out for elite Ranger school

WASHINGTON  (AFP) – The US Army is inviting female soldiers to apply to the grueling Ranger school, officials said Monday, part of the military’s effort to open the door to women serving in ground combat. The prestigious Ranger school has been closed to women until now. But the army wants to study the possibility of […]

17.09.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
International tourism up 5 percent in 2014: UNWTO

International tourism up 5 percent in 2014: UNWTO

(Relaxnews) – New figures published out of the UN show that the world has been on the move this year, with international tourism up five percent in the first half of 2014. According to the UNWTO’s World Tourism Barometer, 517 million tourists made trips to international destinations between January and June 2014 — 22 million […]

17.09.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden ·
Official synopsis revealed for ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’

Official synopsis revealed for ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’

(Relaxnews) – In the second movie on the Marvel superhero team, due in theaters next spring, the original protagonists are joined by a few newcomers. Marvel and Disney revealed the official plot summary for “The Avengers: Age of Ultron” through the website Stitch Kingdom. In “the epic follow-up to the biggest Super Hero movie of […]

17.09.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
A happy marriage depends on a happy wife: study

A happy marriage depends on a happy wife: study

(Relaxnews) – A husband’s happiness is significantly related to how his wife feels about the union, according to researchers at Rutgers University and the University of Michigan, who say the happier the wife is with the marriage, the more content her husband will be with life in general. “I think it comes down to the […]

17.09.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Whitney Houston live album due in November

Whitney Houston live album due in November

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Nearly three years after her death, an album and DVD of live performances by Whitney Houston is to be released in November, her long-time producer announced Tuesday. “She was without question the greatest vocalist in the world,” Clive Davis told NBC television announcing the November 10 release of “Whitney Houston Live: Her […]

17.09.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Filipino singing star Angeline Quinto, with special guest Jon Secada, at Pala, Nov. 22

Filipino singing star Angeline Quinto, with special guest Jon Secada, at Pala, Nov. 22

PALA, CA … Popular Filipino singing star Angeline Quinto, with special guest Jon Secada, will appear in concert at 7 p.m., Saturday, November 22, in the Infinity Showroom at Pala Casino Spa & Resort. Quinto came to prominence in 2011 after she won Star Power: Sharon’s Search for the Next Female Superstar in Manila, which earned her a recording contract with Star […]

Shu Uemura’s Shupette collection on sale in November

Shu Uemura’s Shupette collection on sale in November

(Relaxnews) – Shu Uemura set the bar high when it announced it would devote its holiday makeup collection to Choupette, the most famous cat in the fashion world. Called Shupette, the much anticipated makeup collection inspired by Karl Lagerfeld’s cat doesn’t go on sale until November but is already the talk of the beauty blogosphere. […]

16.09.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
‘I Know What You Did Last Summer’ reboot in the works

‘I Know What You Did Last Summer’ reboot in the works

(Relaxnews) – Sony is developing an update on the horror movie originally headlined by Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michel Gellar, Ryan Phillipe and Freddie Prinze Jr, Deadline reveals. Released in 1997, “I Know What You Did Last Summer” joined “Scream” as part of a new wave of slasher movies, a horror sub-genre in which a […]

16.09.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
UN troops withdraw from Syrian Golan: AFP

UN troops withdraw from Syrian Golan: AFP

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

16.09.2014 · Filled under: World News ·
Evacuations of 1,000 people after forest fires near Yosemite

Evacuations of 1,000 people after forest fires near Yosemite

LOS ANGELES  (AFP) – A thousand people were evacuated near Yosemite National Park in central California on Sunday due to fires triggered by a weekend heatwave that are threatening hundreds of homes. The blaze that began near Bass Lake has already burned 330 acres (133 hectares) in a matter of hours. None of the fire […]

16.09.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
LADWP encourages customers to conserve energy as temps soar

LADWP encourages customers to conserve energy as temps soar

Utility offers energy saving tips to stay cool while protecting the grid LOS ANGELES – As temperatures in Los Angeles rise to triple digits today through Wednesday, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) encourages its customers to save energy where possible between now and 8 p.m.and to give appliances the afternoon off.  […]

16.09.2014 · Filled under: Environment, U.S. News ·
Mayweather says he isn’t evading Pacquiao

Mayweather says he isn’t evading Pacquiao

‘If a Pacquiao fight presents itself then let’s make it happen’ – Floyd By Greg Heakes LAS VEGAS (AFP) – Boxer Floyd Mayweather, fresh off his lopsided victory over Marcos Maidana, denied he is trying to safeguard his undefeated record by avoiding Filipino superstar Manny Pacquiao. Mayweather has admitted he handpicked opponents in the past […]

16.09.2014 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation, U.S. News ·
De Castro, new PHL honorary consul for San Diego

De Castro, new PHL honorary consul for San Diego

Los Angeles – Consul General Leo Herrera-Lim congratulates newly appointed PHL Honorary Consul Audie de Castro for San Diego, CA.  Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. administered the oath taking of Mr. de Castro’s at Malacañang Palace in Manila on 30 August 2014. Honorary Consul Audie de Castro, is the founder of de Castro, P.C. Attorneys & […]

16.09.2014 · Filled under: Local News ·
President Aquino leads wreath-laying at Rizal Monument in Madrid

President Aquino leads wreath-laying at Rizal Monument in Madrid

MADRID, Spain  September 15, 2014(Mabuhay) – President Benigno S. Aquino III on Sunday led the wreath-laying ceremony here at the monument of Philippine national hero Dr. Jose P. Rizal. President Aquino, accompanied by his official delegation, paid tribute to Dr. Jose P. Rizal, whose monument at Avenida de las Islas Filipinas was a replica of […]

15.09.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Meditation could help relieve migraines: study

Meditation could help relieve migraines: study

(Relaxnews) – Sufferers of migraines could find more than just solace but actual relief in meditation, according to a small new study out of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. “Stress is a well-known trigger for headaches, and research supports the general benefits of mind-body interventions for migraines,” outlined Rebecca Erwin Wells, M.D., assistant professor of […]

15.09.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Asian Games: Sports and participating countries

Asian Games: Sports and participating countries

(SEOUL-AFP) – Full list of the 36 sports and 45 participating countries at the Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea, from September 19 to October 4: SPORTS (36) Aquatics (diving, swimming, synchronized swimming, water polo), archery, athletics, badminton, baseball/softball, basketball, bowling (ten-pin), boxing, canoeing (slalom/sprint), cricket, cycling (BMX/mountain bike/road/track), equestrianism (dressage/eventing/show jumping), fencing, field hockey, […]

15.09.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Sports & Recreation ·
Villains and goblins steal the show from Mickey and Harry Potter

Villains and goblins steal the show from Mickey and Harry Potter

(Relaxnews) – Death Eaters, evil stepmothers, twisted fairies, ghosts and goblins are getting ready to steal the spotlight from their more heroic nemeses at theme parks around the world as Halloween draws near. It’s perhaps the one occasion when everyone’s favorite animated and fictitious villains can emerge from the shadow and bask in their evilness. […]

15.09.2014 · Filled under: Art, Books, Destinations, Entertainment, Film, Halloween, Home & Garden ·
LFW: architectural folds at Christopher Kane

LFW: architectural folds at Christopher Kane

(Relaxnews) – Kane is one of the critical highlights of the London Fashion Week schedule and his latest collection didn’t disappoint. Christopher Kane opened with leather pants for Spring/Summer 2015, moving on to a collection packed with rope motifs, pleats and some stunning sheer silks. Alongside all of that were the bursts of tulle which […]

15.09.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
Foul-mouthed Thug Kitchen cookbook hits shelves next month

Foul-mouthed Thug Kitchen cookbook hits shelves next month

(Relaxnews) – Gangsta vegan blog Thug Kitchen, which has enjoyed viral success thanks to a shout-out from Gwyneth Paltrow and recipes peppered with F-bombs in creative — and comedically timed — places will hit shelves in October in book form. In just two years, the anonymously-penned blog Thug Kitchen has become a viral hit, with […]

Apple a decade behind Japan mobile payment curve

Apple a decade behind Japan mobile payment curve

(TOKYO-AFP) – Apple’s proud announcement that its new iPhone could be used to buy goods in a single swipe left customers non-plussed in Japan, where mobile contactless payments have been normal fare for a decade. A type of Near Field Communication (NFC) chip, known in Japan as FeliCa, was introduced to the Japanese mobile market […]

15.09.2014 · Filled under: Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Vigan finalist for New 7 Wonder Cities of the World

Vigan finalist for New 7 Wonder Cities of the World

Los Angeles    – Vigan, the Heritage City  makes it to the Top 21 Official finalist in the search for New 7 Wonder Cities of the World.  Vigan is the only city in the Philippines that has been chosen for this prestigious search, giving our country and the Filipino people pride and honor. The 21 Official Finalists that have […]

15.09.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Promotions ·
Worker should leave abusive employer

Worker should leave abusive employer

Q. I’m a live-in caregiver who is new to this country. The employer who first hired me lost his job and was not able to pay my salary. I then sought the help of an agency who charged me $1500 to look for an employer. The agency told me that it is better to have […]

15.09.2014 · Filled under: Legal Matters, Services ·
PHL exports up 12.4% in July, 2nd fastest in East and Southeast Asia after China – NEDA

PHL exports up 12.4% in July, 2nd fastest in East and Southeast Asia after China – NEDA

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Merchandise exports grew by 12.4 percent in July 2014, largely on higher revenues from manufactured and agro-based products, the National Economic and Development Authority said Wednesday. Citing a report by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), NEDA said the value of merchandise exports grew to $5.5 billion during the period from $4.9 billion […]

13.09.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Hong Kong-born alumnus gives Harvard $350 million

Hong Kong-born alumnus gives Harvard $350 million

NEW YORK (AFP) – A Hong Kong-born venture capitalist is giving Harvard University $350 million for its School of Public Health, the largest donation in the university’s history, the Harvard Crimson reported Monday. The university newspaper said the gift was from a foundation supported by Gerald Chan, an alumnus of the School of Public Health […]

13.09.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
KC on Paulo Avelino: We’re okay

KC on Paulo Avelino: We’re okay

Actress KC Concepcion was coy when asked about fellow Kapamilya star Paulo Avelino. Last month, Concepcion confirmed that she and Avelino are dating again. “We are good. We are happy that we are on primetime together. Actually ‘yun naman talaga ang priority namin sa ngayon,” Concepcion said, adding that both of them are focused on […]

13.09.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Consumers not impressed by the Apple Watch

Consumers not impressed by the Apple Watch

(Relaxnews) – Only one in ten consumers said that they would definitely be buying Apple’s first wearable technology device. That is according to Tolunda QuickSurveys. It polled over 1000 US consumers about their first impressions regarding Apple’s new iPhones and Apple Watch and discovered that while the company’s latest handsets have hit the mark, consumers […]

13.09.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Sylvester Stallone to direct ‘Rambo 5’

Sylvester Stallone to direct ‘Rambo 5’

(Relaxnews) – After helming the fourth installment in the franchise, the actor will return to the director’s chair — and to the camouflage headband — for “Rambo: Last Blood,” ComingSoon reveals. “First Blood” was the name of the first movie in the franchise, released in 1982. So the title chosen for the next installment could […]

13.09.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Designs revealed for Washington DC’s first elevated park

Designs revealed for Washington DC’s first elevated park

(Relaxnews) – Four shortlisted designs for Washington DC’s first elevated parkway have been revealed, and the competition is asking the public for feedback. “11th Street Bridge Park” will be built on the foundations of an old freeway bridge spanning the Anacostia River. Pritzker Prize winner Rem Koolhaas’s firm OMA is amongst the shortlisted firms, for […]

13.09.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Environment, Home & Garden ·
Will BlackBerry be the next company to launch a smartwatch?

Will BlackBerry be the next company to launch a smartwatch?

(Relaxnews) – The company is examining the potential of both BlackBerry smartwatches and smart glasses. Speaking to the press at Super Mobility Week in Las Vegas, Nevada this week, John Simms, the company’s president of enterprise solutions was quoted as saying: “We’re doing internal research on different wearables,” and confirmed that the research wasn’t limited to wrist-worn […]

13.09.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
NYFW beauty trends: ‘nude’ faces, slick hair, and lots of quirks

NYFW beauty trends: ‘nude’ faces, slick hair, and lots of quirks

(Relaxnews) – Here’s our pick of the best hair and makeup trends from the Spring 2015 shows in New York Fashion Week No makeup  After another season featuring plenty of ‘nude’ looks all over the runways (Victoria Beckham was one of many designers to go for a ‘no-makeup’ makeup look), this fashion week took things […]

13.09.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Destinations, Home & Garden ·
‘Hello Kitty’ plane to fly Taipei-Paris route from late October

‘Hello Kitty’ plane to fly Taipei-Paris route from late October

(Relaxnews) – The Taiwanese airline Eva Air, which has operated Hello Kitty flights between Taipei and Los Angeles since September 2013, will launch the same offer to and from Paris from October 29. From the plane’s exterior to its seats, not to mention the flight attendants’ uniforms, every detail of this special service is related […]

13.09.2014 · Filled under: Books, Destinations, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Offbeat ·
Ferrari to celebrate 60 years in the US with special edition

Ferrari to celebrate 60 years in the US with special edition

(Relaxnews) – A new car, specifically designed for the brand’s North American clients will be unveiled when the supercar company officially celebrates its 60th year of business in the USA. The US is Ferrari’s biggest single market and to say thank you, the company will be building a limited edition model. Only 10 examples are […]

12.09.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
London opens up its famous buildings for free architectural weekend tour

London opens up its famous buildings for free architectural weekend tour

(Relaxnews) – Ever fancied having a peek around London’s most famous buildings? “Open House London” is offering visitors the chance to do just that, with 800 of the capital’s buildings opening their doors to the public for one weekend this fall, including Burlington House and the Museum of the Order of Saint John. Contemporary architectural […]

12.09.2014 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Entertainment, Home & Garden ·
Michelin Guide Fukuoka, Japan now available online in English

Michelin Guide Fukuoka, Japan now available online in English

(Relaxnews) – Foodies worldwide can now browse the restaurants of the special-edition Michelin Guide to the Japanese city, which was published exclusively in the local language last July. The French company’s first guidebook on the restaurants of Fukuoka, located on the northern shore of the island of Kyushu, is now available in English through the […]

12.09.2014 · Filled under: Books, Destinations, Entertainment, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
‘Nurse Jackie’ to bow out after season seven

‘Nurse Jackie’ to bow out after season seven

(Relaxnews) – Showtime has announced that the adventures of the cynical, pill-popping New York City nurse will draw to a close at the end of the next season, which is slated to air in spring 2015. “Nurse Jackie” has long been one of the Showtime’s most enduringly popular shows, along with “Dexter,” “Weeds” and “Californication.” […]

12.09.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Hollywood Stars ·
Netflix: the revolution that changed the US TV landscape

Netflix: the revolution that changed the US TV landscape

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

12.09.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Home & Garden, Online, Videos ·
NYFW trends: trellis, urban minimalism, 1960s influence

NYFW trends: trellis, urban minimalism, 1960s influence

(Relaxnews) – From a print that showed up in various forms across several shows to the urban vibe and retro inspirations that informed the collections, here’s our pick of the top trends from the last week’s fashion shows in New York City. Trellis print Following on from the recent Fall/Winter 2014 trend for checks, the […]

12.09.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Destinations, Home & Garden ·
‘Diary ng Panget’ stars join ABS-CBN

‘Diary ng Panget’ stars join ABS-CBN

James Reid and Nadine Lustre are the newest members of the Kapamilya network, after they signed a contract with ABS-CBN recently. It was a sweet homecoming for the Filipino-Australian Reid, who started his career when he joined “Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Clash Edition” in 2010. “I always hoped to be back here on ABS-CBN and […]

12.09.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Families to ‘Walk n’ Roll’ on Sept. 20 for ataxia that afflicts many

Families to ‘Walk n’ Roll’ on Sept. 20 for ataxia that afflicts many

Fil-Ams among victims of debilitating disease By Rhony Laigo If not for the worldwide campaign of the Ice Bucket Challenge, the Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig’s disease may have been just that – a disease that has no cure. But unknown to many, another debilitating disease that affects many, and ironically even the […]

12.09.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Happenings, Local News ·
Aquino to seek additional powers amid energy deficit

Aquino to seek additional powers amid energy deficit

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Anticipating the power shortages next year, President Benigno Aquino III on Thursday announced that he will be seeking additional powers to address the problem. “Very soon, we will formally ask Congress for a joint resolution, that will authorize the national government to contract an additional generating capacity to address the 300-megawatt projected […]

12.09.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
8 nabbed in $65-M cold cash money laundering operations in fashion district

8 nabbed in $65-M cold cash money laundering operations in fashion district

1,000 law enforces raid Mexican drug cartel out accounts in downtown Los Angeles LOS ANGELES – Approximately 1,000 law enforcement officials this morning fanned out across the Fashion District in downtown Los Angeles to execute dozens of search warrants and arrest warrants linked to businesses suspected of using “Black Market Peso Exchange” schemes to launder narcotics […]

12.09.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Increasing demand for passports causes delays – DFA chief

Increasing demand for passports causes delays – DFA chief

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) is addressing concerns related to the processing of passports of Filipino applicants amid complaints of delays, Secretary Albert Del Rosario said. “The increasing demand is being addressed,” Del Rosario told the appropriations committee at the House of Representatives at the hearing of the budget of the […]

12.09.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
More reasons to smile this season

More reasons to smile this season

The company that guarantees to deliver smiles and move more than just sea cargo and money remittances is once again making the upcoming holidays more exciting. In the spirit of spreading more smiles this season, LBC is giving away over two hundred fifty thousand dollars ($250,000) worth of prizes through their Smile and Drive promo […]

12.09.2014 · Filled under: Offers, Promotions, Services ·
Pres. Aquino files bill for Muslim autonomy

Pres. Aquino files bill for Muslim autonomy

MANILA  (AFP) – Philippine President Benigno Aquino sent to parliament Wednesday a proposed law to grant autonomy to minority Muslims, a crucial step in his attempt to end one of Asia’s longest rebellions. The submission to Congress is seen as significant as it means Aquino and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) have agreed, after […]

11.09.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Matteo Guidicelli’s source of happiness

Matteo Guidicelli’s source of happiness

Matteo Guidicelli’s happy aura is not about him living a healthy lifestyle; it’s more because of his ongoing romantic relationship with Sarah Geronimo. The 24-year old is very cautious when speaking about the relationship though and for good reason. The privacy has been key to the success of their relationship so far. “You know I […]

11.09.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Zaha Hadid Architects to design Mathematics Gallery for London Science Museum

Zaha Hadid Architects to design Mathematics Gallery for London Science Museum

(Relaxnews) – Zaha Hadid Architects is set to design a pioneering new Mathematics Gallery for London’s Science Museum, following a £5 million charitable donation to the establishment. The new permanent gallery will explore how mathematicians and their work have shaped the modern world since the 17th century. “The design explores the many influences of mathematics in our everyday […]

11.09.2014 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Home & Garden ·
NYFW: Jeremy Scott’s runway kaleidoscope

NYFW: Jeremy Scott’s runway kaleidoscope

(Relaxnews) – The American designer, famed for his pop-culture club kid mashups, showed his Spring/Summer 2015 collection in New York City, with a little help from singer Miley Cyrus. After his recent successes in Milan with Italian brand Moschino, it was time for a party in the USA, and in true style, Jeremy Scott didn’t […]

Kate Winslet meets the French monarch in ‘A Little Chaos’

Kate Winslet meets the French monarch in ‘A Little Chaos’

(Relaxnews) – Seventeen years after “The Winter Guest,” Alan Rickman returned to the director’s chair to helm “A Little Chaos,” a period romance in which he also stars as Louis XIV. Entertainment Weekly has revealed the first clip from the film, which will close the Toronto Film Festival. Headlined by Kate Winslet and Belgian actor […]

11.09.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Eating fish could help preserve women’s hearing: study

Eating fish could help preserve women’s hearing: study

(Relaxnews) – According to researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, two or more servings of fish per week could lower women’s risk of acquired hearing loss. “Consumption of any type of fish (tuna, dark fish, light fish, or shellfish) tended to be associated with lower risk,” says corresponding author Dr. Sharon G. Curhan, […]

11.09.2014 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
GMA Pinoy TV presents Carla Abellana and Tom Rodriguez in Kapusong Pinoy sa L.A.

GMA Pinoy TV presents Carla Abellana and Tom Rodriguez in Kapusong Pinoy sa L.A.

After their recent trip to Singapore for the taping of their latest Kapuso romantic-drama My Destiny, rumored couple Carla Abellana and Tom Rodriguez have another opportunity to work closely together as they gear up for an exciting concert titled “Kapusong Pinoy sa L.A.” The concert, organized by GMA Pinoy TV, the flagship international channel of GMA Network, in cooperation with […]

11.09.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Happenings ·
Maricar de Mesa is moving on

Maricar de Mesa is moving on

MANILA (Mabuhay) — All she wants is to do away with all the “negativity” brought on by separation from husband of seven years, basketball player Don Allado. As part of her “healing process,” actress Maricar de Mesa traveled around the US on her own. “Mula nung naghiwalay kami, naging independent ako. Ngayon masasabi kong I’m […]

10.09.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
DFA’s Del Rosario grilled over PHL-US defense agreement

DFA’s Del Rosario grilled over PHL-US defense agreement

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A solon grilled the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (Edca) exempting American soldiers from paying taxes while they are in the country, but a Cabinet official said this is standard practice in mutual defense pacts. During the DFA’s budget deliberations in the House of Representatives on […]

10.09.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Chef Joel Robuchon to release cookbook for well-being

Chef Joel Robuchon to release cookbook for well-being

(Relaxnews) – Stewing in anger and need to calm down? Tuck into oysters or clams to cool off and regain composure. Just suffered from a traumatic event? Find serenity with a plate of green asparagus with Parmesan shavings. These are some of the recommendations made in Michelin-starred chef Joel Robuchon’s upcoming cookbook, penned with a […]

Musical all-stars take up Paul McCartney in new album

Musical all-stars take up Paul McCartney in new album

(NEW YORK-AFP) – Bob Dylan, B.B. King and The Cure have all been covered extensively in their own right, but the artists have come together to interpret a giant — Paul McCartney. On a new album that is striking for the caliber of performers, McCartney’s longtime back-up band entered the studio with leading acts who […]

10.09.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
NYFW: Jenny Packam pays tribute to Marilyn Monroe

NYFW: Jenny Packam pays tribute to Marilyn Monroe

(Relaxnews) – For the Spring-Summer 2015 season, British designer Jenny Packham chose to honor the iconic movie star with a collection full of sequins and sensuality. This fashion week has already seen a number of lines inspired by 1950s/60s style, and Jenny Packham confirmed the trend on Tuesday afternoon with her latest collection, an homage […]

London Fashion Week: ones to watch

London Fashion Week: ones to watch

  (Relaxnews) – Here’s our pick of the hot tickets this season at the fashion shows in the UK capital, which kick off Friday. Twitter goes e-commerce The Burberry show, set to take place on September 15, normally has a tech twist up its trenchcoat sleeve. This season the London brand has the pleasure of […]

10.09.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Destinations, Home & Garden, Online ·
The Apple Watch – worth the wait?

The Apple Watch – worth the wait?

(Relaxnews) – After almost two years of speculation, Apple’s first smartwatch, simply called Apple Watch, is finally a reality. And as expected from any device that was developed under the watchful eyes of Jony Ive, it’s as stylish as it is potentially useful. But good looks alone do not guarantee a device is going to […]

10.09.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Ferrari first to hit the road with Apple CarPlay

Ferrari first to hit the road with Apple CarPlay

(Relaxnews) – The Italian supercar maker has won the race to bring Apple’s new iPhone-supporting infotainment system to consumers as the first deliveries of the FF begin. Apple’s CarPlay system, designed to make smartphone use safe, intuitive and distraction-free while behind the wheel, will eventually be coming to the dashboards of Hondas, Volvos, Mercedes and […]

California to be first US state to ban plastic bags

California to be first US state to ban plastic bags

LOS ANGELES  (AFP) – California governor Jerry Brown said late Thursday he will approve a ban on single-use plastic bags, in what would make the western US state the first to outlaw them. Lawmakers passed the bill late last Friday, and it now only requires Brown’s signature to pass into law. The governor must do […]

10.09.2014 · Filled under: Environment, U.S. News ·
Aquino on Senate probe on Binay: Truth will set us free

Aquino on Senate probe on Binay: Truth will set us free

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Amid the claim of Vice President Jejomar Binay’s camp that the Senate probe on the allegedly overpriced Makati building is politically-motivated, President Benigno Aquino III stressed the importance of searching for the truth. “At the end of the day the truth will set us all free,” Aquino on Monday said. He, however, […]

10.09.2014 · Filled under: News ·
FACLA feeding program/food distribution for Fil-Ams  on Sept. 27

FACLA feeding program/food distribution for Fil-Ams on Sept. 27

Los Angeles – The HIFI CALI EXPO LLC,  Filipino Ministry of the  Wilshire United Methodist Church of Wilshire ( FM-WUMC) and the Filipino American Community of Los Angeles (FACLA) will hold a feeding program/food distribution for Fil-Ams on Saturday, September 27, 2014 from 9-11 a.m. FACLA Director and Ms. FILAM INTERNATIONAL LLC President  Bernie Targa-Ganon “ The feeding program has been […]

10.09.2014 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
Apple’s new products and services

Apple’s new products and services

(SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 09, 2014 (AFP)-AFP) – In an ambitious series of launches, technology giant Apple unveiled a range of new products and services at its event on Tuesday. Here is a list: – Big-screen iPhones Apple is stretching the screen size for its iPhones to better compete with devices from Samsung and others. The […]

Aquino to seek Europe’s help in China sea dispute

Aquino to seek Europe’s help in China sea dispute

MANILA  (AFP) – President Benigno Aquino will seek European support for Philippine efforts to resolve maritime territorial disputes with China during a week-long visit to EU nations including France and Germany, a foreign ministry official said Monday. Aquino will also raise his proposal to stop China from further escalating tensions in the strategically-vital South China […]

09.09.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Piolo won’t be a stage father to son

Piolo won’t be a stage father to son

Actor Piolo Pascual promised that he won’t be a stage father to his only child Iñigo, who is set to make his acting debut in the upcoming “Relax, It’s Just Pag-ibig” under Pascual’s movie outfit Spring Films. “He is a boy. Lalaki ‘yon, hindi naman kailangang tutukan ‘yon. Hindi naman siya adolescent o toddler na […]

09.09.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
KofC Council 1920 celebrates its 96th Anniversary

KofC Council 1920 celebrates its 96th Anniversary

The Knights of Columbus (KofC) Council 1920, which is comprised of these 5 parishes, St. Dominic’s Church (Eagle Rock), Cristo Rey Church (Los Angeles) Incarnation Church (Glendale), Holy Family Church (Glendale), and Holy Trinity Church (Atwater) parish, is celebrating its 96th anniversary on Sept. 29, 2014. The “Modern day Knights” serves! He serves the papal tenets, the church, and […]

09.09.2014 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Intel and Fossil to collaborate on fashionable wearable tech

Intel and Fossil to collaborate on fashionable wearable tech

(Relaxnews) – The partnership will see the companies pool their resources to spot the emerging trends in wearable technology and develop products that will appeal to the “fashion-oriented” consumer. Kosta Kartsotis, Chief Executive Officer of Fossil Group, commented: “We are very excited about collaborating with Intel and working to develop the next innovation in the […]

09.09.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Hofman’s giant white rabbit wows Taiwan

Hofman’s giant white rabbit wows Taiwan

(TAIPEI-AFP) – The Dutch artist whose huge inflatable yellow duck caused a sensation in Asia has now drawn more than one million visitors with a giant white rabbit on show in Taiwan, organisers said Monday. Florentijn Hofman’s creation, made of waterproof paper material, wood and polystyrene, stands 25 metres (82.5 feet) tall. The beaming bunny […]

09.09.2014 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Entertainment ·
NYFW: layering and volumes at DKNY

NYFW: layering and volumes at DKNY

(Relaxnews) – Donna Karan loves her hometown, and her label DKNY has always reflected the energy and personality of the Big Apple. For the Spring-Summer 2015 season, the brand stays true to its reputation with a collection that is brimming with creativity and urban style. At the DKNY show, models comfortably walked the runway in […]

09.09.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Photos ·
Rachel McAdams could join ‘True Detective’

Rachel McAdams could join ‘True Detective’

(Relaxnews) – The actress is in the running for one of the lead roles in the crime series’ second season, according to Variety. As fans await the official announcement of Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson’s successors, rumors on the subject continue to abound. Only a few details are certain for now: the second season will […]

09.09.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Hollywood Stars ·
Water police on patrol in drought-scarred Los Angeles

Water police on patrol in drought-scarred Los Angeles

By Guillaume Meyer LOS ANGELES  (AFP) – Los Angeles isn’t the world’s wettest city at the best of times. But a record drought has triggered extra measures – noBw including “water police” checking on over-zealous sprinkler users and the like. The Water Conservation Response Unit is a five-strong team from LA’s Department of Water and […]

09.09.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Bobby T. Rimas reelected UCLA Pilipino Alumni Scholarship Director

Bobby T. Rimas reelected UCLA Pilipino Alumni Scholarship Director

On August 29th, the UCLA Alumni Affairs, Diversity Programs announced that Bobby T. Rimas was reelected as the UCLA Pilipino Alumni Association Scholarship Director.  In this position, Mr. Rimas is responsible for raising and collecting scholarship donations, coordinating the application process, and overseeing the UCLA Pilipino Alumni Scholarship Committee who is responsible for developing the selection criteria, […]

09.09.2014 · Filled under: Local News ·
Aquino apologizes for monster traffic

Aquino apologizes for monster traffic

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III on Monday personally said sorry for the monster traffic that kept many motorists and passengers stranded for several hours on Friday. “We ask for forgiveness of the public,” Aquino said on the sidelines of the Mindanao Inclusive Agribusiness Program launch at Davao City. Aquino also said that once […]

09.09.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
What Anne Curtis thinks of Sam Concepcion

What Anne Curtis thinks of Sam Concepcion

“Whatever makes her happy.” This was the meaningful statement of Anne Curtis when asked if she approves of her younger sister’s relationship with singer-actor Sam Concepcion. This comes months after Curtis and Concepcion got embroiled in a controversy where the “The Gifted” actress supposedly confronted the singer-actor during the birthday celebration of Vice Ganda at […]

09.09.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Diorskin Star – makeup for the selfie generation

Diorskin Star – makeup for the selfie generation

(Relaxnews) – Christian Dior has unveiled a new foundation and concealer boasting ‘Light Pulsion Technology’ designed to make your face extra photogenic when it comes to selfie-time. Dior‘s new pair of ‘light-boosting’ products, the Diorskin Star foundation and concealer were developed in response to a snap-happy selfie culture which means women always want to be […]

08.09.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
Rock n Roll, drums and Jagger at Hilfiger show

Rock n Roll, drums and Jagger at Hilfiger show

(NEW YORK-AFP) – It was Rock ‘n’ Roll on the catwalk for Tommy Hilfiger’s New York fashion show Monday, festival chic melded with preppy Americana and trailblazed by British muse Georgia May Jagger. The daughter of rock bad boy Mick Jagger and Texan model Jerry Hall, Georgia May was the perfect progeny for the collection, […]

08.09.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, International Stars, Music, Online ·
Apple feeds frenzy with selective silence

Apple feeds frenzy with selective silence

(SAN FRANCISCO-AFP) – It is a marketing strategy that few experts would recommend and even fewer companies can pull off. But the less Apple says about its eagerly anticipated event on Tuesday at a performing arts center in Silicon Valley, the more frenzied the speculation becomes. In keeping with its style, Apple has revealed little […]

08.09.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Jennifer Lopez meets the wrong guy in ‘The Boy Next Door’

Jennifer Lopez meets the wrong guy in ‘The Boy Next Door’

(Relaxnews) – When a recently divorced single mother gets romantically involved with her neighbor, she doesn’t realize that their separation will reveal the young man’s dark side, as indicated by the movie’s first trailer. Clean cut and well-mannered, Noah seems at first to be the proverbial “boy next door,” at least until the woman played […]

08.09.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Kate Moss hides from the paparazzi in new Gucci film

Kate Moss hides from the paparazzi in new Gucci film

(Relaxnews) – The British supermodel stars in a new jet-set-inspired film for the Italian luxury brand. Gucci unveiled a new minute-long film Monday, starring 40-year-old fashion legend Kate Moss as a mysterious celeb, hiding from the paparazzi behind dark glasses. In the clip, Moss arrives in a blacked out sedan, wearing a shaggy fur coat before […]

Worldwide box office: ‘Lucy’ finally takes first place

Worldwide box office: ‘Lucy’ finally takes first place

(Relaxnews) – After claiming first place at the US domestic box office during its opening weekend in late July, Luc Besson’s sci-fi feature has become the first French-produced movie in history to claim the top spot worldwide. “Lucy” grossed $27.45 million in global theaters during the weekend of September 7. Currently showing in over 55 […]

08.09.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Luxury shopping picks: New York City

Luxury shopping picks: New York City

(Relaxnews) – It’s fashion week in New York, one of the world’s top destinations for luxury fashion. While The City That Never Sleeps has some amazing department stores and a huge selection of well-known standalone designer boutiques, we take a look at three uniquely curated shopping destinations from the newest generation of multi-brands. Opening Ceremony […]

08.09.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Destinations ·
Burberry promises a magical Christmas holiday with Paris’s Printemps

Burberry promises a magical Christmas holiday with Paris’s Printemps

(Relaxnews) – Burberry is creating a special seasonal collaboration with French department store Printemps for the holidays on the theme of ‘Noel Voyage Magique’ (‘magical Christmas journey’) extending across campaign materials, décor, special products and a pop-up store. The two fashion institutions are hoping to tie together some classic London and Paris Christmas traditions, and […]

08.09.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Destinations, Home & Garden ·
IFA trend: the selfie phone

IFA trend: the selfie phone

(Relaxnews) – Forget recording video in ultra-high resolution or seamless integration with smart home appliances, one of the standout trends of this year’s IFA has been smartphone-makers’ focus on helping consumers capture the perfect selfie. The smartphone self-portrait is becoming almost as ubiquitous as the devices themselves, and 2014 could well be remembered as the […]

08.09.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Upcoming video games: ‘Destiny,’ ‘NHL 15’

Upcoming video games: ‘Destiny,’ ‘NHL 15’

(Relaxnews) – Long-awaited franchise debut “Destiny” arrives on a quintet of Xbox and PlayStation consoles, and “NHL 15” casts its puck onto the ice for another round of sporting improvements. Destiny (360 PS3 PS4 XBO) International: September 9 The new game from revered studio Bungie (first five games in the “Halo” franchise) and first in a […]

08.09.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Games, Online, Videos ·
Morgan launches bespoke service with the SP1

Morgan launches bespoke service with the SP1

(Relaxnews) – The eccentric British carmaker has unveiled a totally unique car, the SP1, to highlight the capabilities of its newly formed Special Projects Division. As such it is following in the footsteps of Jaguar Land Rover, McLaren, Rolls-Royce, Aston Martin and Bentley in opening the doors of its design studios to its most valued […]

08.09.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Motoring ·
In the fight against BO, cotton could be the best weapon: study

In the fight against BO, cotton could be the best weapon: study

(Relaxnews) – A study conducted in Belgium confirms what your workouts may already have taught you: that polyester attracts and captures odor-causing bacteria more than cotton, making polyester clothes smell worse than cotton clothing after exercise. First author Chris Callewaert of Ghent University in Belgium asked 26 athletes to hand in their shirts after an […]

06.09.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Potassium-rich foods offer health benefits for older women: study

Potassium-rich foods offer health benefits for older women: study

(Relaxnews) – Healthy postmenopausal women reduce their risk of stroke if their diet is rich in potassium, according to a research team led by Sylvia Wassertheil-Smoller, Ph.D., of Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx. According to Dr. Wassertheil-Smoller, previous research has shown that potassium could lower blood pressure, but it was never clear […]

06.09.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
World of Warcraft pays tribute to Robin Williams

World of Warcraft pays tribute to Robin Williams

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Hollywood star Robin Williams, who died August 11 and was a devoted video game fan, has made a subtle cameo in “World of Warcraft,” as promised by gamemaker Blizzard Entertainment. In a test version of “Warlords of Draenor,” a futuristic character named Robin emerges from a lamp to quote two lines from Disney’s […]

06.09.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Games, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Toronto film festival opens with Downey Jr legal drama

Toronto film festival opens with Downey Jr legal drama

(TORONTO, Canada-AFP) – The red carpet has been rolled out for the 39th Toronto International Film Festival, which opened Thursday amid criticism over new rules meant to cement the event’s reputation as an Oscar kingmaker. The legal drama “The Judge” — starring Robert Duvall and Robert Downey Jr as father and son — kicked off […]

06.09.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
From murder to kidnapping in ‘Horrible Bosses 2’

From murder to kidnapping in ‘Horrible Bosses 2’

(Relaxnews) – Warner Bros released a new trailer for the sequel to the quirky 2011 comedy starring Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis. The unlikely criminal trio is back in “Horrible Bosses 2” for a sequel based on the winning formula of the original. Jennifer Aniston, Jamie Foxx and Kevin Spacey also return in […]

06.09.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Apple recruits renowned designer Marc Newson

Apple recruits renowned designer Marc Newson

(NEW YORK-AFP) – Apple has recruited renowned Australian designer Marc Newson, whose creations have been featured by museums such as New York’s famous MoMA. “Marc is without question one of the most influential designers of this generation,” Jonathan Ive, Apple’s senior vice president of design, told Vanity Fair magazine’s website. “He is extraordinarily talented. We […]

06.09.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Art, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Penhaligon’s perfumes London Fashion Week

Penhaligon’s perfumes London Fashion Week

(Relaxnews) – When London Fashion Week kicks off next Friday, things are going to be smelling better than ever. Penhaligon’s is returning to provide the official fragrance for the city’s Spring/Summer 2015 shows once again as part of a deal with the British Fashion Council that has seen it provide scented treats for the city’s men’s […]

06.09.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Destinations, Home & Garden ·
St. Louis University Alumni celebrates journey Nov. 8

St. Louis University Alumni celebrates journey Nov. 8

Baguio City-based Saint Louis University alumni members and friends worldwide has slated a grand reunion on Nov. 8, 2014 (Saturday) from 6 p.m. to midnight billed Journey to the Past and the Future at Harrahs Hotel & Casino  in Las Vegas. A registration fee of $110 per person must be pre-paid and payable to SLU Reunion. Payments should be mailed to […]

05.09.2014 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Top iPhone apps: ‘Facebook Messenger,’ ‘The Tower,’ ‘PokoPoko’

Top iPhone apps: ‘Facebook Messenger,’ ‘The Tower,’ ‘PokoPoko’

(Relaxnews) – Multimedia communications app Facebook Messenger, skyscraping game “The Tower,” and block-matching title “PokoPoko” are among the world’s top app downloads on September 4. More details on these and other top free iPhone applications by country for the week can be found below. The necessity of Facebook Messenger to those accustomed to using the […]

05.09.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Games, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Italy named world’s top destination by Condé Nast readers

Italy named world’s top destination by Condé Nast readers

(Relaxnews) – For the second consecutive year, the boot-shaped nation was named best overall destination in the Readers’ Travel Awards conducted by Condé Nast Traveller UK. With an overall rating of 94.49/100, Italy was ranked first among destination countries according to readers of the prestigious magazine, which is known as a key influencer in the […]

05.09.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining ·
‘Ghost In The Shell’ could star Margot Robbie

‘Ghost In The Shell’ could star Margot Robbie

(Relaxnews) – The influential cult classic anime is looking for a lead actress in its bid to finally become a live action film. Australian actress Margot Robbie was praised for her turn as Naomi Lapaglia in “The Wolf of Wall Street” and is now in talks to become cyborg counterterrorist Major Kusanagi in “Ghost in […]

05.09.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Watch: full-length trailer for One Direction’s ‘Where We Are’

Watch: full-length trailer for One Direction’s ‘Where We Are’

(Relaxnews) – The boys of British-Irish band One Direction have released a new look at their upcoming concert film, which will be screened in theaters worldwide for a single weekend next month. “Where We Are” was recorded June 28-29 at the San Siro stadium in Milan and will be shown for two days only, on […]

05.09.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, International Stars, Music, Online, Videos ·
Joan Rivers, queen of US ‘comediennes,’ dies aged 81

Joan Rivers, queen of US ‘comediennes,’ dies aged 81

(NEW YORK-AFP) – Joan Rivers, the caustic stand-up comic and television host who blazed a trail at a time when comedy was all but off-limits to women, died in New York on Thursday. She was 81. The award-winning star had been in Mount Sinai Hospital since August 28, when she reportedly stopped breathing during a […]

05.09.2014 · Filled under: Art, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Memories of the seemingly mundane bring us joy: study

Memories of the seemingly mundane bring us joy: study

(Relaxnews) – Thanks in part to social media and the internet, life’s exciting moments are more documented than ever before, but researchers at Harvard Business School say documenting the ordinary can make it extraordinary down the road. Inspired by past research indicating it’s difficult to predict how we’ll feel about something down the road, psychological […]

04.09.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Remittances from Fil-Ams a big boost to PHL economy

Remittances from Fil-Ams a big boost to PHL economy

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Remittances from Filipinos in the United States and other parts of the world helped the Philippines regain its position as Southeast Asia’s best performing economy during the first semester of the year. “The Philippine economy grew by 6.4 percent during the second quarter of 2014 also because of the millions of dollars […]

04.09.2014 · Filled under: Local News ·
SoCal Immigration lawyer indicted for defrauding foreign investors seeking ‘green cards’

SoCal Immigration lawyer indicted for defrauding foreign investors seeking ‘green cards’

LOS ANGELES – In coordinated criminal and civil actions filed today, federal prosecutors obtained an indictment and the Securities and Exchange Commission filed a civil complaint against a Los Angeles-based immigration attorney who allegedly ran an investment scheme that defrauded foreign investors seeking permanent residency status in the United States through the EB-5 Immigrant Investor […]

04.09.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Mazda unveils the all-new MX-5

Mazda unveils the all-new MX-5

(Relaxnews) – Hardcore fans can breathe a sigh of relief and new customers should get excited. The new Mazda MX-5, revealed simultaneously at special events in Los Angeles, Barcelona and Tokyo, has lost none of the poise, promise or performance that have helped it sell nearly 1 million examples over the last 25 years. In […]

04.09.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Michelle Williams fronts new Louis Vuitton campaign

Michelle Williams fronts new Louis Vuitton campaign

(Relaxnews) – The American actress has been photographed by Peter Lindbergh for the latest accessories campaign from the French luxury giant. Michelle Williams returns for her third season in front of the camera for Louis Vuitton. The 33-year old is currently starring in an acclaimed Broadway revival of “Cabaret,” co-directed by Sam Mendes and Rob Marshall. […]

04.09.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Hollywood Stars, Home & Garden ·
Weight loss outcomes for popular diets nearly the same: study

Weight loss outcomes for popular diets nearly the same: study

(Relaxnews) – Researchers from Canada conducted a meta-analysis in which they compared the effectiveness of several trademarked weight loss programs and concluded that due to the similarity of outcome, dieters should select their battle plan according to personal taste. The study analyzed 59 studies with data from 49 trials involving 7,286 dieters whose median age […]

03.09.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Netflix nabs Batman spin-off ‘Gotham’

Netflix nabs Batman spin-off ‘Gotham’

(Relaxnews) – An agreement between internet streaming site Netflix and Warner Bros means that cop drama “Gotham” will become a Netflix streaming exclusive when it comes to online broadcasts. The deal means that once “Gotham” concludes its first-season run — which starts on US channel Fox this September 22 — subscribers in Netflix’s territories will […]

03.09.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Home & Garden, Online, Videos ·
New York Fashion Week: what to watch for

New York Fashion Week: what to watch for

(Relaxnews) – The shows at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week are set to kick off in The Big Apple this Thursday and will run until September 11. Here’s what not to miss this season. Miley Cyrus & Jeremy Scott  The American designer has been making waves this year as creative director at Milanese house Moschino, but this New York Fashion […]

Sofia Vergara tops TV actress rich list

Sofia Vergara tops TV actress rich list

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – “Modern Family” star Sofia Vergara is the highest-paid US TV actress for the third year in a row, earning some $37 million, according to a 2014 list published Wednesday. The 42-year-old earned significantly more than the top paid actor, Ashton Kutcher, who made some $26 million, according to Forbes magazine, known for […]

03.09.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Hollywood Stars ·
Barbie Lagerfeld to make her debut during Paris Fashion Week

Barbie Lagerfeld to make her debut during Paris Fashion Week

(Relaxnews) – In July, Mattel announced its partnership with Karl Lagerfeld to create an exclusive new Barbie. Now, in addition to unveiling the first two photos of the doll, the brand has set a date for the much anticipated release. Dressed and styled by Karl Lagerfeld, the new Barbie will go on sale from September […]

03.09.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
Samsung throws a curve ball with new bent screen phablet

Samsung throws a curve ball with new bent screen phablet

(Relaxnews) – Samsung has unveiled the world’s first smartphone with a curved display. Called the Galaxy Note Edge, an edge is what the device could give the company as competition in the smartphone and phablet space increases. The Edge’s 5.6-inch Quad HD display curves around the right-hand edge of the handset, and it becomes an […]

03.09.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
An apple a day reduces risk for heart disease by 40 percent: study

An apple a day reduces risk for heart disease by 40 percent: study

(Relaxnews) – A seven-year study involving nearly half a million subjects concludes that daily fruit consumption cuts the risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD) by 40 percent. Dr. Huaidong Du from Oxford, UK presented the study at the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress in Barcelona on Monday. Participants hailed from the the China Kadoorie […]

03.09.2014 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Atalanta announces first new car in 75 years

Atalanta announces first new car in 75 years

(Relaxnews) – The British sportscar company is back with a special hand-built, classically styled roadster which combines 1930s good looks with 21st century mechanical know-how. A car that was elegant, expensive and technologically advanced in equal measure, the original Atalanta, launched in 1937, had a tubular steel chassis at a time when most cars were […]

02.09.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Tea drinkers may have better general health, study says

Tea drinkers may have better general health, study says

(Relaxnews) – A new study reveals that drinking tea could reduce non-cardiovascular mortality by 24 percent, possibly thanks to a combination of tea’s antioxidant content and the other healthy lifestyle habits that tea drinkers often maintain. “If you have to choose between tea or coffee it’s probably better to drink tea,” says Professor Nicholas Danchin […]

02.09.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Japan’s ‘Golden Bolt’: 103-year-old challenges world’s fastest man

Japan’s ‘Golden Bolt’: 103-year-old challenges world’s fastest man

(KYOTO-AFP) – Closing in on his 104th birthday, a twinkle-toed Japanese sprinter has thrown down the challenge to the world’s fastest man Usain Bolt, telling him: “let’s rumble!” Hidekichi Miyazaki — who holds the 100 metres world record for centenarians at 29.83 seconds and is dubbed ‘Golden Bolt’ after the Jamaican flyer — plans to […]

02.09.2014 · Filled under: Asian News, Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·
ABS-CBN bets big on Enrique Gil-Liza Soberano tandem

ABS-CBN bets big on Enrique Gil-Liza Soberano tandem

Even before their launch movie is released, the tandem of Enrique Gil and Liza Soberano is getting another major break after ABS-CBN announced that the two stars will star in an upcoming series. In late June, Star Cinema announced that Gil and Soberano will top-bill the youth-oriented movie “The Bet,” which is based on the […]

02.09.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Aquino emphasizes gov’t role in preventive medicine

Aquino emphasizes gov’t role in preventive medicine

MANILA (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III on Monday led the launching of a mass immunization program against measles and polio by the Department of Health (DOH), highlighting the importance of preventive medicine. In a short message during the launch, Aquino stressed the importance of government intervention in preventing the spread of diseases in the […]

02.09.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
File bankruptcy – Rebuild credit

File bankruptcy – Rebuild credit

After a debtor receives a discharge in bankruptcy, creditors whose debts are discharged are required to report that the account has a zero balance. The bankruptcy itself is a public record and stays on your credit report for 10 years, but as you will see from this article, this is not all bad. A debtor […]

02.09.2014 · Filled under: Atty. Paul M. Allen, Services ·
Syria army, rebels clash as UN bids to free Golan peacekeepers

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

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

02.09.2014 · Filled under: World News ·
Kate and Cara star in new Burberry fragrance campaign

Kate and Cara star in new Burberry fragrance campaign

(Relaxnews) – The British models have fronted the launch of the new My Burberry fragrance campaign, which includes an exciting personalization service for the perfume bottles and even the ads themselves. Shot together for the first time, Kate Moss and Cara Delevingne are the stars of the latest campaign for Burberry and were captured on […]

A penchant for healthy food can be trained: study

A penchant for healthy food can be trained: study

(Relaxnews) – In a small, preliminary study, researchers at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (USDA HNRCA) at Tufts University and at Massachusetts General Hospital found it may be possible to train the brain to prefer healthy foods over calorie-laden, additive-rich fare. “We don’t start out in life loving French fries […]

02.09.2014 · Filled under: Books, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Online ·
Angelina Jolie weds in Versace – see the sketch

Angelina Jolie weds in Versace – see the sketch

(Relaxnews) – The American actress was dressed in a custom couture gown by Italian designer Donatella Versace during her recent wedding to Brad Pitt. Versace revealed Tuesday that the Italian house was chosen by the actress to design her wedding dress last month: “Congratulations Angelina Jolie! You look sensational in my creation for your special day! […]

02.09.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Hollywood Stars, Home & Garden ·
Jaguar XE to get star-studded London unveiling

Jaguar XE to get star-studded London unveiling

(Relaxnews) – It’s been five years since Jaguar had a ‘compact’ executive car in its range and, in the time that has passed since the X-Type was retired, the companies that Jaguar considers its closest competitors — Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz — have been busy. So, the XE, which is going to get a star-studded […]

01.09.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Motoring ·
Notebooks and tablets high on back-to-school shopping lists

Notebooks and tablets high on back-to-school shopping lists

(Relaxnews) – As students head off to college for the start of the academic year, more than half will do so with a new tablet or notebook. Computers and the internet have revolutionized learning and as devices get smaller, lighter and more and more mobile, the benefits are becoming clearer to see — so much […]

01.09.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Wingsuit daredevils risking their lives on film

Wingsuit daredevils risking their lives on film

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

01.09.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Sports & Recreation ·
Nicki Minaj tops, Iggy Azalea climbs global social media chart: Starcount

Nicki Minaj tops, Iggy Azalea climbs global social media chart: Starcount

(Relaxnews) – After taking a spot on last week’s social media chart by Starcount, Nicki Minaj climbs to the top spot for the week of Augut 25-31, riding the wave of the popularity of her new “Anaconda” video and her success at last week’s MTV VMAs. Australian artist Iggy Azalea is a new addition to […]

01.09.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online ·
PHL peacekeepers passed land mines in ‘greatest escape’

PHL peacekeepers passed land mines in ‘greatest escape’

MANILA, Sept 1 (Mabuhay) – Armed Forces of the Philippines chief of staff Gen. Gregorio Pio Catapang Jr. said not one soldier was hurt when they pulled off “the greatest escape” in Golan Heights to flee the Syrian rebels. Catapang revealed the soldiers, who were surrounded in position 69, fled around Sunday midnight (Syrian time) […]

01.09.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Speaker Emeritus Perez, Cong. Takano each to receive Public Servant Advocate Award at AAPI Awards Banquet Sep. 26

Speaker Emeritus Perez, Cong. Takano each to receive Public Servant Advocate Award at AAPI Awards Banquet Sep. 26

Los Angeles, Calif. –Asian Enterprise celebrates its 21st year of hosting the annual Asian Entrepreneur of the Year Awards with Wells Fargo Foundation and Wells Fargo Home Mortgage as Title Sponsors. This  much-awaited awards banquet is supported by a number of Fortune 500 Companies and gives recognition to outstanding Asian American and Pacific Islander Entrepreneurs who rise above economic challenges, as well as […]

01.09.2014 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
Sharon Cuneta leaves TV5

Sharon Cuneta leaves TV5

Megastar Sharon Cuneta is no longer with TV5. The veteran actress, without going into details, broke the news on her Facebook and Twitter accounts on Friday. An accompanying caption wrote: “I am going to drop clues every now and then as to the things I will be working on which will start sooner than you […]

01.09.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Myanmar targets 5 million tourists with e-visa

Myanmar targets 5 million tourists with e-visa

(YANGON-AFP) – Myanmar launched an online visa application on Monday promising an end to painful waits for permits to visit the once secretive nation as it tries to lure five million tourists a year by 2015. The e-visa is open to tourists from 41 countries, from the United States and Britain to China, Japan and […]

01.09.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden ·
Romney for US president in 2016? Iowa poll puts him on top

Romney for US president in 2016? Iowa poll puts him on top

WASHINGTON  (AFP) – Americans may not be through with Mitt Romney after all. The two-time Republican presidential candidate has repeatedly stressed over the past year that he is not interested in a third shot at the White House. But an Iowa poll released Wednesday suggests that Romney, the former Massachusetts governor who lost to President […]

01.09.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Dawn Zulueta reacts: Bamboo is not my brother

Dawn Zulueta reacts: Bamboo is not my brother

Actress Dawn Zulueta took to the microblogging site Twitter to finally address rumors saying that she and “The Voice” judge Bamboo Mañalac are siblings. Zulueta denied that Mañalac is her brother, but she was quick to add that she has “high respect” for the singer. The actress said she and her brother, George, are the […]

01.09.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Aquino: I will celebrate the end of my term

Aquino: I will celebrate the end of my term

MANILA (Mabuhay) — In a seeming indication that he is currently not inclined to extend his term, President Benigno Aquino III has already detailed his plans for the day he will step down from the country’s top elective post. During a light moment in his interview with Bombo Radyo aired on Thursday, Aquino said he […]

01.09.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Bottega Veneta releases Knot fragrance

Bottega Veneta releases Knot fragrance

(Relaxnews) – The Italian luxury brand has revealed its newest perfume, the latest in an ongoing collaboration with Coty first begun in 2011. At the end of July, Bottega Veneta celebrated its famous clutch bag, The Knot, with a pop-up exhibition in Saint Tropez, and now it has unveiled a new fragrance in honor of the bag. […]

01.09.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
Worldwide box office: ‘Apes’ back on top

Worldwide box office: ‘Apes’ back on top

(Relaxnews) – Thanks to its opening in China, “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” returned to first place at the global box office for the weekend ending August 31. The sci-fi movie earned $52 million worldwide over the period, including $47 million in Chinese theaters. The sequel to “Rise of the Planet of the […]

01.09.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Concert tours for the season ahead: Lorde, Pharrell Williams, Elton John

Concert tours for the season ahead: Lorde, Pharrell Williams, Elton John

(Relaxnews) – The summer festival season is drawing to a close, but for some major artists the touring season is just getting under way. Before the year is up, Lorde, Lady Gaga or one of these other artists may be coming to a venue near you. Lorde September 5 – November 1 North American/New Zealand […]

01.09.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Mazda’s new MX-5 among the hottest cars coming this fall

Mazda’s new MX-5 among the hottest cars coming this fall

(Relaxnews) – The diminutive drop-top two-seater sportscar will be celebrating its 25th anniversary with an all-new model, which will be launched simultaneously in Europe and the US on September 3. It may be a common sight on roads all around the world but back in 1989 when Mazda took the wraps off the original MX5 […]

30.08.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
New York kicks off Broadway Week

New York kicks off Broadway Week

(Relaxnews) – Taking place from September 1 to 14, the latest edition of Broadway Week once again offers tourists and New Yorkers 2-for-1 ticket pricing at the city’s top theaters. Throughout the operation, theatergoers will get two entries for the price of one to shows at all 21 theaters on the legendary street. Among the […]

30.08.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Hollywood Stars ·
Cara Delevingne returns as face of YSL Beauty for fall

Cara Delevingne returns as face of YSL Beauty for fall

(Relaxnews) – After starring in the brand’s Touche Éclat and Baby Doll Kiss and Blush campaigns, the British supermodel has returned to the spotlight to promote Yves Saint Laurent’s latest makeup collection, titled Cuirs Fétiches. This latest makeup line is inspired by leather in all its forms, from fetish wear to punk rock jackets. “I […]

30.08.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, International Stars ·
Why Kris will settle for No. 2 in MMFF

Why Kris will settle for No. 2 in MMFF

The new “Feng Shui” movie will be titled just that, lead star Kris Aquino revealed during a story conference for the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) entry. According to Aquino, her upcoming horror film will be a continuation of the 2004 blockbuster also directed by Chito Rono. Star Cinema will produce anew. This time, the […]

30.08.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
A new test could determine if your food is really organic

A new test could determine if your food is really organic

(Relaxnews) – Slapping on the “organic” label to inflate the price of produce might become a thing of the past thanks to researchers from the Bavarian Health and Food Safety Authority and the Wuerzburg University in Germany, who have developed a high-tech test to set the standards. Despite tightening laws and increasing proactivity from food […]

30.08.2014 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Royal Caribbean touts Quantum of the Seas’ modern tech

Royal Caribbean touts Quantum of the Seas’ modern tech

(Relaxnews) – Due to set sail this fall, the cruise operator’s new flagship will be outfitted with several high-tech innovations for a more enjoyable journey. A luggage tracking app, robotic bartenders and apps that let crew members keep track of passengers’ individual preferences are among the new technologies coming to the Quantum of the Seas. […]

30.08.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Destinations, Offbeat, Online, Photos, Science & Technology ·
Joaquin Phoenix still in the running to play Marvel’s Doctor Strange

Joaquin Phoenix still in the running to play Marvel’s Doctor Strange

(Relaxnews) – Denying other rumors on the subject, including recent speculation that Daniel Radcliffe would play Marvel’s sorcerer, Collider reports that negotiations with Joaquin Phoenix are about to cross the finish line. Jared Leto, Tom Hardy, Benedict Cumberbatch, Adrien Brody, Joseph Gordon-Levitt… The rumor mill has churned out the names of several in-demand actors (and […]

30.08.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Rag & Bone reveals campaign videos with Winona Ryder and Michael Pitt

Rag & Bone reveals campaign videos with Winona Ryder and Michael Pitt

(Relaxnews) – In July, Rag & Bone shared images of Winona Ryder and Michael Pitt posing in Coney Island for its latest campaign. Now the fashion label has revealed two new videos starring its celebrity spokesmodels. Rather than posing side by side for the Fall-Winter 2014-15 campaign, Michael Pitt and Winona Ryder were shot individually by Glen Luchford, resulting […]

29.08.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
‘The one with the free coffee’ – Central Perk hits NY

‘The one with the free coffee’ – Central Perk hits NY

(NEW YORK-AFP) – It’s been 20 years since “Friends” took the world by storm. And to celebrate, New Yorkers can indulge their love of comedy and coffee in their very own Central Perk. It was the celluloid coffee shop where for 10 years Joey, Ross, Rachel, Phoebe, Monica and Chandler captivated millions with their revolving-door […]

A rule of thumb for those with a tendency to over-indulge

A rule of thumb for those with a tendency to over-indulge

(Relaxnews) – Researchers at Iowa State and Cornell universities say sticking to a general rule of pouring just half a glass of wine regardless of age, size or gender could prevent overdoing it. In the study, researchers worked with 74 undergraduate students and staff and asked them to pour white and red wine from bottles […]

29.08.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Barbie unveils her Instagram account

Barbie unveils her Instagram account

(Relaxnews) – After Man Repeller and Garance Doré, Barbie is the latest fashion icon to bring her lessons in style to Instagram. The blondest of dolls made her debut on the social network Wednesday under the handle@BarbieStyle. Just like real-life fashionistas, Barbie shares style inspirations and details from her own wardrobe, including #OOTD photos (for […]

What to expect at Apple’s upcoming event

What to expect at Apple’s upcoming event

(Relaxnews) – After months of speculation, the world’s most secretive consumer technology company has finally sent out the official invites to an event on September 9, where the unveiling of the iPhone 6 is expected to take place. But what exactly will Tim Cook announce when he takes to the stage at the Flint Center […]

29.08.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Junk food makes rats lose interest in varied foods: study

Junk food makes rats lose interest in varied foods: study

(Relaxnews) – Researchers in Australia say a steady intake of junk food leads to a loss of rats’ natural appetite for a balanced diet, indicating that poor eating habits could lead to changes in the brain. “The interesting thing about this finding is that if the same thing happens in humans, eating junk food may […]

29.08.2014 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
An expired work permit could be fatal to permanent resident application

An expired work permit could be fatal to permanent resident application

Q. I entered Canada as a live in caregiver and have been working for over two years. I did not apply for permanent residence yet. My work permit expired five months ago and I did not renew it because I had a problem with my passport. Can I apply for permanent residence now and obtain an open […]

29.08.2014 · Filled under: Legal Matters, Services ·
‘Sons of Anarchy’ star choice for ‘King Arthur’

‘Sons of Anarchy’ star choice for ‘King Arthur’

(Relaxnews) – Guy Ritchie’s tale of medieval legend, “King Arthur,” looks like it’s found its main man, with Charlie Hunnam of biker gang series “Sons of Anarchy” said to be Guy Ritchie’s preferred choice. Idris Elba (“The Wire,” “Thor”) is another tip for the film and, if secured, Hunnam will be teaming up with Elba […]

28.08.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Breaking: Hello Kitty not a cat, has never been: company

Breaking: Hello Kitty not a cat, has never been: company

(TOKYO-AFP) – Hello Kitty is not a cat, the company behind Japan’s global icon of cute insisted Thursday, despite an uproar from Internet users who spluttered: “But she’s got whiskers!” The moon-faced creation that adorns everything from pencil cases to pyjamas the world over is, in fact, human. “Hello Kitty is a cheerful and happy […]

28.08.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Home & Garden ·
Real Madrid to wear Yohji Yamamoto jerseys for Champions League

Real Madrid to wear Yohji Yamamoto jerseys for Champions League

(Relaxnews) – The world’s biggest football club will be donning a special Yohji Yamamoto-designed uniform when its Galácticos take to the pitch to defend the UEFA Champions League this season. Real Madrid may have been crowned the kings of Europe on 10 separate occasions, but no club in the history of the tournament has ever […]

28.08.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Sports & Recreation ·
Apple sends out invites to Sept. 9 event

Apple sends out invites to Sept. 9 event

(SAN FRANCISCO-AFP) – Apple on Thursday sent out invitations to an event on September 9 near its Silicon Valley headquarters, amid rumors the tech giant will unveil a new iPhone and maybe a wearable device. The famously secretive company offered scant clues in emailed invites that showed the date in large numbers over the words: […]

28.08.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Fruits and vegetables could make you more attractive to others: study

Fruits and vegetables could make you more attractive to others: study

(Relaxnews) – The vernacular of today’s beauty buzz is riddled with words and phrases about staying young, but the idea of “carotenoid coloration” means little to most people, although it’s exactly what you’re probably looking for. It’s that sexy, healthy glow that comes from eating five servings of fruits and vegetables per day and an […]

28.08.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Health & Fitness ·
Youth Olympics: China showcases future stars as curtain falls

Youth Olympics: China showcases future stars as curtain falls

(BEIJING-AFP) – Up to 2,000 performers will feature at the closing ceremony for the Youth Olympics in China’s Nanjing city Thursday after 12 days of competition that showcased the sporting superstars of the future. No official medals table is published for the multi-sports event which focuses on a programme promoting friendship and sportsmanship, rather than […]

28.08.2014 · Filled under: Asian News, Sports & Recreation ·
Vampires and Lycans to return in ‘Underworld’ reboot

Vampires and Lycans to return in ‘Underworld’ reboot

(Relaxnews) – Although the fourth and latest “Underworld” movie was released just two years ago, Lakeshore Entertainment is already working on a reboot of the vampire franchise, which starred Kate Beckinsale. Since the release of the first movie in 2003, the franchise earned a total of over $460 million at the global box office, including […]

28.08.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Batman or Birdman? Venice fest opens with superhero film

Batman or Birdman? Venice fest opens with superhero film

(VENICE-AFP) – The Venice film festival opened with a bang on Wednesday with a brilliant superhero dark comedy that delves into the cinema and theatre worlds to explore the drug that is fame. The first flick to compete at the world’s oldest film festival, Mexican director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s “Birdman or the Unexpected Virtue of […]

27.08.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, International Stars ·
NYFW: Rebecca Minkoff asks for opinions on Instagram

NYFW: Rebecca Minkoff asks for opinions on Instagram

(Relaxnews) – To prepare her next runway show, the American designer is soliciting input from her Instagram followers. On September 2, Rebecca Minkoff will post two looks from the label’s latest collection to Instagram. Followers will then be invited to vote for the one they prefer, and the look that has the least votes will simply […]

Jumbo iPad rumors resurface

Jumbo iPad rumors resurface

(Relaxnews) – Bloomberg is reporting that Apple will launch a 12.9-inch version of its industry-defining tablet and that it is expected to go on sale early next year. Reports of an iPad ‘Pro’ with a display size closer to that of a notebook are nothing new. Rumors about its upcoming release hit fever pitch back […]

27.08.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
More than 10,000 took their oath as new US citizens in downtown Los Angeles

More than 10,000 took their oath as new US citizens in downtown Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles and Southern California on Wednesday welcomed 10,065 newly naturalized citizens in a solemn but celebratory event for the thousands of immigrants at the Los Angeles Convention Center in South Hall “H-J.” The candidates, lawful permanent residents who have met all the requirements for citizenship, represented nearly 150 countries, including those […]

27.08.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Scientists find gut bacteria that prevents food allergies

Scientists find gut bacteria that prevents food allergies

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Mice that were raised in a sterile environment or given antibiotics early in life lacked a common gut bacteria that appears to prevent food allergies, US researchers said Monday. The bacterium, called Clostridia, appears to minimize the likelihood that rodents will become allergic to peanuts, and researchers would like to find out if […]

27.08.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Science & Technology ·
‘Walking Dead’ star to hunt a ghost with Nicolas Cage

‘Walking Dead’ star to hunt a ghost with Nicolas Cage

(Relaxnews) – Sarah Wayne Callies has joined the cast of “Pay the Ghost,” a thriller due to enter production next month. At age 37, the actress is in the limelight more than ever before. After breaking through in her role as Sara Tancredi on “Prison Break” and later playing Lori Grimes on “The Walking Dead,” […]

27.08.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Nissan 370Z Nismo gets a facelift

Nissan 370Z Nismo gets a facelift

(Relaxnews) – Nissan announced that the 2015 edition of its 370Z Nismo coupe will launch in Europe from September. Already on sale in North America, the new sports car has the same 344hp engine as the outgoing version but introduces a restyled exterior and several new features. The new 370Z Nismo, the sportiest member of […]

27.08.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Crowdfunding comes to the wine industry

Crowdfunding comes to the wine industry

(Relaxnews) – Filmmakers, tinkerers and IT innovators aren’t the only ones turning to the internet to fund their projects. Through a new platform dubbed Fundovino, the crowdfunding principle has now made its way to the winemaking industry. Just as foodies seek out CSA (community-supported agriculture) programs to support local farmers, many wine enthusiasts are on […]

27.08.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Online ·
Instagram launches time-lapse video app for iPhone

Instagram launches time-lapse video app for iPhone

(SAN FRANCISCO-AFP) – Facebook-owned photo-sharing service Instagram on Tuesday launched an application for capturing time-lapse videos using Apple mobile devices. The Hyperlapse “app” was designed to let people easily make high-quality time-lapse videos even while moving around with a smartphone, according to Instagram. Hyperlapse videos can be saved on mobile devices and shared on Instagram. […]

27.08.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Celebrate Harvest Moon Festival at Pechanga Resort & Casino

Celebrate Harvest Moon Festival at Pechanga Resort & Casino

Makibahagi rin sa $100,000 Cash na Ipamimigay! Sa pagdiriwang ng Harvest Moon Festival, isinusulong ng Pechanga ang nakakaexcite na September Table Games Promotions na inyong katutuwaan gaya ng Autumn’s full moon. Halina kayo mula September 1 hanggang 26, kung saan ang pagkakaroon ng “Straight“ hand sa Ultimate Texas Hold’em, “Isang Qualifying Pair “ sa Let […]

26.08.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Happenings, Hometown, Promotions ·
Facebook cutting out click bait

Facebook cutting out click bait

(Relaxnews) – The world’s most popular social network announced on Monday that it has decided everyone would be much happier if their Facebook newsfeeds weren’t cluttered with links to potentially spammy articles that give users no real idea of content until they’ve clicked through. Facebook says that these sorts of posts, which demand a user […]

26.08.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Watch the top moments of the 2014 Emmy Awards

Watch the top moments of the 2014 Emmy Awards

(Relaxnews) – Presented Monday night and hosted by Seth Meyers, the Emmy Awards once again named “Breaking Bad” and “Modern Family” as the top shows in their categories. But more than a forum for recognizing excellence, the prestigious ceremony is also one more opportunity for celebrities to entertain us, as seen in these highlights from […]

26.08.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
LG first to offer OLED ultra-high-definition TVs

LG first to offer OLED ultra-high-definition TVs

(Relaxnews) – Just weeks after announcing the availability of its first curved ultra-high definition LCD TVs, the company has just brought the world’s first OLED ultra-high-definition television sets to market. Until now, the only ultra-high-definition (UHD) TV sets on sale — curved or flat — have used LCD panels which are fine but which need […]

26.08.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Games, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Grape-slinging food fight marks end of grape harvest in Spain

Grape-slinging food fight marks end of grape harvest in Spain

(Relaxnews) – If you’re a hardened wine snob, you might want to stop reading right about now. Because in what could be considered unthinkable for serious oenophiles, La Raima involves flinging wine grapes at each other in a messy, purple, sticky food fight. You could call it the fruitier version of Spain’s infamous Tomatina. Only […]

26.08.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Online, Videos ·
Corruption, dispute with China cause PHL to slip in peace index

Corruption, dispute with China cause PHL to slip in peace index

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Despite the historic signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro earlier this year, the Philippines has slipped further down the pole in terms of peace. The Philippines ranked 134th out of 162 countries in the Global Peace Index for 2014, down five notches from last year. The country remains one of […]

26.08.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Jeepney may serve as Pope Francis’ Popemobile during PHL visit

Jeepney may serve as Pope Francis’ Popemobile during PHL visit

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Pope Francis’ visit to the Philippines this coming January may take on a stronger Filipino flavor as organizers consider ferrying him around in a jeepney. Former Ambassador to the Holy See Henrietta de Villa, a member of the preparatory committee, said this is one of the options they are considering. “Nothing is […]

26.08.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Erik Santos, Angeline Quinto ‘exclusively dating’

Erik Santos, Angeline Quinto ‘exclusively dating’

They are not yet a couple but Erik Santos has finally confirmed that he and fellow singer Angeline Quinto are now exclusively dating. “Exclusively dating kasi wala namang iba,” Santos said in an interview on “Kris TV” on Wednesday. Asked if he would still allow Quinto to date other guys, Santos replied: “Okay lang kung […]

26.08.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Music ·
Andi on ‘stalking’ Albie: Kadiri!

Andi on ‘stalking’ Albie: Kadiri!

This was the reaction of Andi Eigenmann when asked whether there is truth to rumors that she is “stalking” her former boyfriend, actor Albie Casino, three years after their controversial split. “Marami naman akong ginagawa sa buhay ko,” Eigenmann said. “Busy ako, hindi ko kailangan gawin ‘yon! And no. Not at all, okay? I have […]

26.08.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Anne, Kuya Kim are new ‘disaster ambassadors’

Anne, Kuya Kim are new ‘disaster ambassadors’

“It’s Showtime” hosts Anne Curtis and Kim Atienza are the new “disaster ambassadors” of government weather monitoring arm DOST-Project NOAH. In an Instagram post, the Kapamilya actress, one of the country’s most influential celebrities, said she and Atienza met with Project NOAH executive director Dr. Mahar Lagmay on Wednesday morning. She went on to promote […]

26.08.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Environment, Filipino Stars ·
Aquino slams naysayers in Heroes Day speech

Aquino slams naysayers in Heroes Day speech

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Stay away from people who pretend to push for reforms but are in fact peddling lies, President Benigno Aquino III said on Monday. Aquino, who led the celebration of National Heroes Day, said that while many nameless Filipinos strive to contribute to the country’s development, there are some who instead sow discord. […]

26.08.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Dinner in White tradition sparkles again in New York

Dinner in White tradition sparkles again in New York

(NEW YORK-AFP) – With the setting sun glittering on the Hudson, nearly 5,000 people turned out Monday for the fourth edition of “Diner en blanc” (Dinner in White), dressed to the nines. In what amounts to a flashmob sunset picnic, diners get details of the event with virtually no notice, and turn up all in […]

26.08.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Offbeat ·
Big hits, notable misses on Emmy red carpet

Big hits, notable misses on Emmy red carpet

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Monday nights were never supposed to be this fun. The best of American television graced the red carpet at the annual 66th Emmy Awards in Los Angeles — moved from a Sunday to Monday for scheduling reasons — and there was no doubt what the dominant theme of the evening was in […]

26.08.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
2014 Emmy Awards: the essential highlights

2014 Emmy Awards: the essential highlights

(Relaxnews) – The 66th Emmy Awards took place Monday night, honoring “Breaking Bad” and “Modern Family” once again in the top categories. Below is a recap of the ceremony. “Breaking Bad” goes out with a bang Widely regarded as one of the best TV series of its time, AMC’s drama ended last year after five […]

26.08.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Pacquiao dismisses Algieri threat in Macau

Pacquiao dismisses Algieri threat in Macau

By Daniel HICKS MACAU  (AFP) – Filipino boxing legend Manny Pacquiao on Monday dismissed his next opponent, undefeated American Chris Algieri, as merely an “okay” fighter as the build-up began to their upcoming contest. Pacquiao (56-5-2) will put his World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight title on the line against 30-year-old former kickboxer Algieri (20-0) on […]

26.08.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News, Sports & Recreation ·
For the proposed new PHL criminal code, Spanish terms were removed, criminal liability age lowered

For the proposed new PHL criminal code, Spanish terms were removed, criminal liability age lowered

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The revision of the 80-year-old Revised Penal Code has finally been completed after three years of drafting, and is now ready to be endorsed to Congress for passage. Among the changes proposed in the draft were the removal of Spanish terms like reclusion perpetua, and the lowering of criminal liability age to […]

25.08.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
American football aiming for international audience via YouTube

American football aiming for international audience via YouTube

(Relaxnews) – With interest in Major League Soccer on the rise in the US, American football is looking to gain recognition abroad. College ball will soon be spiraling into the international airwaves as the Pac-12 conference launches its own YouTube channel. In lay terms, that means 12 universities in the western US will be showcasing […]

25.08.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Online, Sports & Recreation ·
Miley Cyrus wins top prize at MTV Video Music Awards

Miley Cyrus wins top prize at MTV Video Music Awards

(INGLEWOOD, United States-AFP) – Miley Cyrus won the award for Video of the Year for her hit single “Wrecking Ball,” at Sunday’s 2014 MTV Video Music Awards outside Los Angeles. The singer beat out Beyonce and her husband JayZ, nominated for “Drunk in Love,” as well as Iggy Azalea featuring Charli XCV for “Fancy,” and […]

25.08.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Nuxe celebrates 20 years of Rêve de Miel lip balm

Nuxe celebrates 20 years of Rêve de Miel lip balm

(Relaxnews) – This October, Nuxe is launching three limited editions of its famous Rêve de Miel ultra-nourishing lip balm. Fans of the product will be able to choose between three themes: love, smart and pop. The first, with a hot pink cover, is for those who want to give into their passionate and bubbly side, […]

25.08.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
London hotel collaborates with Jimmy Choo for designer tea service

London hotel collaborates with Jimmy Choo for designer tea service

(Relaxnews) – Fashionistas with a sweet tooth in London may want to put The Berkeley on their agenda, as the luxury hotel has teamed up with Jimmy Choo to offer an English tea service inspired by the shoe designer. To create the edible ‘Choo collection,’ pastry chefs pored over the brand’s iconic shoes and accessories […]

Vodka is spiked with cognac in latest spirit hybrid launch

Vodka is spiked with cognac in latest spirit hybrid launch

(Relaxnews) – Spirits are increasingly going hybrid, with unexpected liquors being mixed together to form two-for-one bottles like Vodquila and cognac-spiked vodka. Grey Goose Vodka is the latest to jump on the industry-wide trend, with the launch of Grey Goose VX in the US, vodka spiked with a cognac made exclusively for the brand that […]

25.08.2014 · Filled under: Environment, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
US TV season rich in mystery and horror

US TV season rich in mystery and horror

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – As American TV viewers await the Emmy Awards honoring last year’s programs, the new season opened this summer and it is rich in stars, horror and mystery. The glitzy names being served up include the likes of Steven Soderbergh, Clive Owen, Guillermo del Toro, Liv Tyler and Halle Berry. One program, “The […]

25.08.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Beverly Hills hotel launches ‘Pretty Woman’ package

Beverly Hills hotel launches ‘Pretty Woman’ package

(Relaxnews) – Know the lines to the Julia Roberts movie “Pretty Woman” off by heart? The Four Seasons hotel in Beverly Hills has launched a weekend package that allows guests to recreate key moments from the movie. As the primary filming location for the 1990 film, the Four Seasons Beverly Wilshire played a supporting role […]

Crutches, reinvented, enable hands-free recovery from lower leg injuries

Crutches, reinvented, enable hands-free recovery from lower leg injuries

(Relaxnews) – Imagine crutches — or make that a crutch — that requires no cumbersome upper body effort and simplifies the transition from sitting to standing. For anyone who sprains an ankle or otherwise in the future, the road to recovery is looking easier and less restrictive. The Sit & Stand crutch engages the thigh […]

25.08.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·