In this time of adversity, Jessica Cox serves as an inspiration

In this time of adversity, Jessica Cox serves as an inspiration

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Typhoon victims in the Philippines, particularly those who lost arms or legs as a result of their injuries, should draw strength and inspiration from armless Filipino-American pilot and motivational speaker Jessica Cox. “Jessica has risen from adversity and can definitely inspire our people, especially those who are experiencing adversity as a result […]

09.12.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
Men’s grooming tutorials: shave, trim, know your products

Men’s grooming tutorials: shave, trim, know your products

(Relaxnews) – ‘Tis the season to be jolly, but that doesn’t have to mean red cheeks and unkempt facial hair. Here’s our man’s guide to grooming yourself for the holiday season. Shaving like a pro – http://youtu.be/IHV2CoJWpqI It all starts with a good clean shave. Blogger Aaron Marino shows you how to get the perfect shave. Start […]

09.12.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Holidays, Online, Videos ·
Saudi Arabia now open to foreigners

Saudi Arabia now open to foreigners

(Relaxnews) – Saudi Arabia launched a new tourist visa program this week that allows foreigners to visit the kingdom’s tourist and historical sites. Announced out of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities earlier this year, visitors are now able to apply for a tourist visa under the Extended Umrah Tourism Programme and stay in […]

09.12.2013 · Filled under: Destinations ·
Kiehl’s supports Alicia Keys’ foundation with special edition Midnight Recovery Concentrate

Kiehl’s supports Alicia Keys’ foundation with special edition Midnight Recovery Concentrate

(Relaxnews) – This January, the cosmetics and skincare brand will launch a limited edition of its Midnight Recovery Concentrate, with proceeds benefitting the non-profit organization Keep a Child Alive. Co-founded by Alicia Keys and Leigh Blake, Keep a Child Alive works to improve access to medication and treatment for families of children suffering from AIDS/HIV. […]

Stocking stuffers: popular characters come to USB drives

Stocking stuffers: popular characters come to USB drives

(Relaxnews) – Whether you’re into superheroes, villains, video game avatars or classic cartoon personalities, there is a good chance you’ll find a USB drive made to look like your favorite character. And these days, who couldn’t use a little extra data storage? Next time you’re stumped for gifts, consider picking up a USB drive from […]

09.12.2013 · Filled under: Art, Games, Holidays, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
3D printing and fashion: a multitude of uses, a multitude of questions

3D printing and fashion: a multitude of uses, a multitude of questions

(Relaxnews) – This year saw 3D printing hit the headlines as one of the most exciting technologies out there, so how did planet fashion respond, and what’s in store for the future? While 3D printing has still not entered the average home, it’s on its way to affordability, and as we know, wherever there’s a […]

09.12.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
US singer wows in ‘Arabs Got Talent’ reality show

US singer wows in ‘Arabs Got Talent’ reality show

(BEIRUT-AFP) – An American singer who cannot even speak Arabic has come runner-up in television reality show Arabs Got Talent after wooing audiences across the Middle East. The renditions of classical Arab songs by Jennifer Grout, a petite blonde from Boston, Massachusetts, ensured she was among the three finalists in the popular show. First prize […]

09.12.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online ·
Get cracking: how nuts can improve your health

Get cracking: how nuts can improve your health

(Relaxnews) – Few foods pack a nutritional bang for your buck quite like the humble nut. Here are a few good scientifically backed reasons to add nuts to your daily diet. New research published last month in the New England Journal of Medicine involving nearly 119,000 subjects found that eating one serving of unsalted nuts […]

09.12.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Seven ways to battle the holiday bulge

Seven ways to battle the holiday bulge

(Relaxnews) – ‘Tis the season for holiday eating. And that means that most of us will pack on about one to two pounds (.5-1 kilo) this time of year. While that might not sound like much, annual weight gain adds up year after year. But rather than put down the eggnog and fruit cake altogether, […]

09.12.2013 · Filled under: Christmas, Health & Fitness, Holidays, Sports & Recreation ·
Central Health plan receives Senior Choice Gold Award for Excellence in 2014 Medicare plan benefits in Los Angeles & Orange Counties

Central Health plan receives Senior Choice Gold Award for Excellence in 2014 Medicare plan benefits in Los Angeles & Orange Counties

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Central Health Plan is one of 40 Medicare plans nationally to be recognized for cost-sharing effectiveness and value in the design of their 2014 medical and Part D prescription drug benefits for Medicare beneficiaries. Central Health Plan’s Medicare plan is the only Medicare Advantage plan offered in Los Angeles and Orange counties […]

07.12.2013 · Filled under: Services ·
Brussels sprouts may boost fertility

Brussels sprouts may boost fertility

(Relaxnews) – Brussels sprouts may boost fertility in both men and women, a UK expert says. Research has found that 9 percent of all conceptions take place over the holiday period, making December the most fertile month of the year. For couples wanting a baby, Neema Savvides, a nutritional therapist at the Harley Street Fertility […]

07.12.2013 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Want to eat healthily? Add up to $1.50 a day

Want to eat healthily? Add up to $1.50 a day

(PARIS-AFP) – A diet of the healthiest food costs about $1.50 (1.10 euros) more per person per day than the least healthiest, according to a survey of 10 wealthy and middle-income countries published on Thursday. Researchers carried out an overview of 27 previously published investigations into dietary patterns that had solid data about what people […]

07.12.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Eco-friendly alternative trees for a Green Christmas

Eco-friendly alternative trees for a Green Christmas

(Relaxnews) – Hate fake plastic trees? Opting out of the traditional fir tree this year doesn’t mean you have to be a Scrooge when it comes to design, thanks to a host of chic sustainable alternatives. With materials ranging from cardboard to steel, re-usable Christmas trees have never been so innovative or stylish. British brand Timbatree recently […]

07.12.2013 · Filled under: Christmas, Holidays, Home & Garden ·
2014 trends: all-in-one PCs

2014 trends: all-in-one PCs

(Relaxnews) – Consumers may be losing interest in traditional computers thanks to tablets and smartphones, but demand for the streamlined, design-focused desktops is expected to grow over the next 12 months while the rest of the PC market continues to contract. A form factor cemented in the public consciousness thanks to the iMac, an all-in-one […]

07.12.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Games, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Harry Potter readied for watercolor adventures

Harry Potter readied for watercolor adventures

(Relaxnews) – Is he smiling, or setting his jaw in a determined lock? Jim Kay’s Potter could be the Mona Lisa of Young Adult fiction. Harry Potter’s got a new face, courtesy of award-winning artist Jim Kay and his fully illustrated “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone,” to be published by Bloomsbury. A touseled mop […]

07.12.2013 · Filled under: Art, Books, Entertainment, International Stars ·
Most popular videos: ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2,’ Paul Walker, spoof telenovela

Most popular videos: ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2,’ Paul Walker, spoof telenovela

(Relaxnews) – The debut trailer for “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” is released, Paul Walker is remembered, and a spoof Mexican soap becomes one of YouTube’s most popular videos for Friday, December 6. 1) The Amazing Spider-Man 2 – OFFICIAL Trailer 4.6 million total views Published: December 5, 2013 Sometimes doing the right thing can make […]

07.12.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Young American sings classical Arabic music, wows audiences

Young American sings classical Arabic music, wows audiences

(ZOUK MOSBEH-AFP) – Young American Jennifer Grout doesn’t speak a word of Arabic, but has taught herself to sing the Arab world’s best-known, most difficult songs, and could even win its major music competition. Her blonde hair loose and without a sign of make-up, the 23-year-old appeared before a panel of judges to audition for […]

07.12.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Music ·
Mandela actors hail icon, as new film tipped for boost

Mandela actors hail icon, as new film tipped for boost

(LOS ANGELES, United States-AFP) – Morgan Freeman, who played Nelson Mandela in the Oscar-nominated film “Invictus” after being chosen by the icon himself as his favored actor, hailed the late South African leader Thursday as a “giant” of the 20th century. The anti-apartheid hero was also praised in Hollywood by the star of “Mandela: Long […]

06.12.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, International Stars ·
Former boat people remember kindness of Filipinos after Vietnam war, donate $400,000 for typhoon relief efforts

Former boat people remember kindness of Filipinos after Vietnam war, donate $400,000 for typhoon relief efforts

WASHINGTON, D.C. – More than three decades after the Philippines opened its doors to them, it was the turn of former refugees from Vietnam to return the favor – this time by donating more than P19 million to support relief efforts for victims of Typhoon Haiyan. On Monday, representatives of the Vietnamese Community visited the […]

06.12.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
KC finds Paulo Avelino boyfriend material

KC finds Paulo Avelino boyfriend material

Actress KC Concepcion refused to label her “relationship” with Paulo Avelino, stressing that the actor is just a “very good friend.” Concepcion said she admires Avelino for his passion as an actor and that’s what actually drew them closer. “Hinahangaan ko siya bilang aktor and since priority ko ngayon ‘yung work ko as an actress, […]

06.12.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
UNESCO adds new entries to ‘intangible heritage’ list

UNESCO adds new entries to ‘intangible heritage’ list

(BAKU-AFP) – Traditional Japanese washoku cooking methods, Korean kimchi-making, millennia-old Georgian wine-producing techniques and the Mediterranean diet were among 14 new entries added to UNESCO’s “intangible heritage” list. Envoys picked the new listings of traditional cultural activities worthy of preservation at a meeting in the Azerbaijani capital Baku, UNESCO said in a statement late Wednesday. […]

06.12.2013 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Food & Dining ·
Macy’s and Thalía to collaborate on clothing collection

Macy’s and Thalía to collaborate on clothing collection

(Relaxnews) – The US department store and the Mexican superstar have signed a deal for a multi-year clothing collection. Macy’s has teamed up with Ariadna Thalia Sodi Miranda, better known as Thalía, ‘the Queen of Latin pop’ (she has sold over 40 million records worldwide), for a new fashion collection. The Mexico City-born actor, recording artist, music producer, […]

Football: India to host 2017 Under-17 World Cup – FIFA

Football: India to host 2017 Under-17 World Cup – FIFA

(COSTA DO SAUIPE-AFP) – FIFA president Sepp Blatter confirmed Thursday that India will host the Under-17 World Cup in 2017. Eight venues have been shortlisted to be pared down to six — Goa, Pune, Mumbai, Bangalore, Cochin, Kolkata, Delhi and Guwahati. The news was greeted with elation among Indian officials “This is historic, this is […]

06.12.2013 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation, World News ·
‘World’s most expensive’ Christmas wreath unveiled

‘World’s most expensive’ Christmas wreath unveiled

(Relaxnews) – A Christmas wreath featuring over 40 glittering diamonds and rubies was launched this week. Costing a cool $4,645,800 (€3,424,575), the 138.83 carat wreath is made to order and takes just under a week to create. The start of the piece is a 17.49 carat ruby, which is offset by a 3.03 carat yellow […]

06.12.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Christmas, Holidays, Home & Garden, Offbeat, Online ·
Top iPhone apps: ‘Advent 2013, 25 Christmas apps’

Top iPhone apps: ‘Advent 2013, 25 Christmas apps’

(Relaxnews) – An advent calendar app makes the most of its seasonal opportunity and proves most popular in Europe and Canada, while QuizUp rises in the States over Thanksgiving week, and a new Candy Crush Saga update jolts Japan. Details of these and other top free iPhone applications by country for the week, by number […]

Trailer: Spider-Man faces multiple enemies in ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’

Trailer: Spider-Man faces multiple enemies in ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’

(Relaxnews) – Sony Pictures has presented the first trailer for the forthcoming sequel, in which the young superhero will measure his strength against some of his most formidable opponents. Among the most anticipated blockbusters of 2014, “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” promises to be as packed with rooftop views, action and drama as the first movie […]

06.12.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Zagat survey reveals American dining trends and preferred eateries

Zagat survey reveals American dining trends and preferred eateries

(Relaxnews) – Italian food is the most popular cuisine across the US, diners in Colorado are the most generous tippers and New Yorkers cook the least. These are some of the conclusions out of a new Zagat survey that polled 8,000 Americans on their dining habits and also revealed a few interesting regional differences. According […]

06.12.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Nelson Mandela: his contributions to literature

Nelson Mandela: his contributions to literature

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

06.12.2013 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Hollywood Stars, International Stars, Online ·
Ronaldo to open museum dedicated to himself

Ronaldo to open museum dedicated to himself

(LISBON-AFP) – Footballing legend Cristiano Ronaldo said Tuesday he is opening a museum dedicated to himself on the Portuguese island where he was born. The 28-year-old Real Madrid player will use the museum to showcase memorabilia from his hugely successful career, which began in the 1990s on the island of Madeira. Ronaldo said he would […]

Pacquiao hands money, Bibles to typhoon victims

Pacquiao hands money, Bibles to typhoon victims

GUIUAN  (AFP) – Philippine boxing hero Manny Pacquiao handed out Bibles, tinned food and cash Sunday to lift people’s spirits in areas devastated by Super Typhoon Haiyan. The former eight-title world champion toured the central island of Samar with his own aid caravan after spending the night Saturday in a tent city in the town […]

05.12.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
New US Ambassador assures of continued support in ‘Yolanda’ rehab

New US Ambassador assures of continued support in ‘Yolanda’ rehab

MANILA (Mabuhay) – New United States Ambassador to the Philippines ,Philip S. Goldberg on Monday reassured the Philippines of his country’s continued support in efforts to recover from super typhoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan). Goldberg, who presented his credentials to President Benigno S. Aquino III, said that while there may be a decrease in military presence, the US […]

05.12.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
US rejects China air zone

US rejects China air zone

BEIJING  (AFP) – US military chiefs insist they will not change their operations despite a move by China to scramble fighter jets to monitor American and Japanese aircraft in Beijing’s newly declared air defence zone. But the State Department said US commercial airlines should observe China’s demand to be given notice of aircraft entering the […]

05.12.2013 · Filled under: World News ·
Temperature rises for Art Basel Miami Beach 2013

Temperature rises for Art Basel Miami Beach 2013

(Relaxnews) – The spotlight remains on Miami this week as Art Basel Miami Beach hits town. Overlapping with global exhibition forum Design Miami, the Art Basel event will showcase 258 galleries from 31 different countries, exhibiting the most current trends in contemporary art. The show is broken down into seven sectors covering all aspects of […]

05.12.2013 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Entertainment, Photos ·
Rodney Yee and Tracy Anderson release new DVDs

Rodney Yee and Tracy Anderson release new DVDs

(Relaxnews) – Just in time for the holidays, two major American fitness powerhouses have released new DVDs this week. Top DVD distributor Gaiam has announced its latest from international yoga guru Rodney Yee, the “Yoga for Your Week” digital and DVD release. The program focuses on five unique practices, helping users lose weight, reduce stress, and […]

Society of Seven with special guests in a benefit concert for the PHL at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts on Thu., Dec. 19

Society of Seven with special guests in a benefit concert for the PHL at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts on Thu., Dec. 19

CERRITOS, CA – The City of Cerritos is sponsoring Society of Seven With Special Guests in a Benefit Concert for the Philippines to raise funds for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan. Proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the American Red Cross to support its relief efforts for the Philippines. The benefit concert will […]

05.12.2013 · Filled under: Happenings ·
PHL Consulate attends UNICEF’s fundraising  drive in Los Angeles

PHL Consulate attends UNICEF’s fundraising drive in Los Angeles

Los Angeles – Consul General Ma. Hellen Barber De La Vega attended UNICEF’s launching of its fundraising drive in Southern California on 19 November 2013 to support disaster relief and recovery efforts for children victims of Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda. The event held at the Smithhouse Tap & Grill adjacent to the UNICEF office in Los Angeles, […]

05.12.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
Drunk Anne Curtis slaps John Lloyd Cruz

Drunk Anne Curtis slaps John Lloyd Cruz

Anne Curtis was reportedly involved in an embarrassing confrontation with John Lloyd Cruz where she slapped the actor and two others at a bar in The Fort, Taguig. In an article published on entertainment site Pep.ph, JR Isaac, editor and publisher of Circuit Magazine, narrated to Pep editor-in-chief Jo-Ann Maglipon how the incident unfolded last […]

05.12.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Supreme Court to take up birth control religion case

Supreme Court to take up birth control religion case

By Chantal Valery WASHINGTON (AFP) – The US Supreme Court said Tuesday it will address the question of whether a firm can use religious grounds to limit the availability of birth control on its health plan. The court’s nine justices announced they would hear arguments, probably in March or April, in two cases between the […]

04.12.2013 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Paris offers shopping passport to visitors over the holidays

Paris offers shopping passport to visitors over the holidays

(Relaxnews) – Visitors to Paris over the holidays are being offered a special shopping passport that can be used at more than 270 stores across the French retail mecca for a 10 percent discount. The Paris City Passport Shopping is being offered to visitors who’ve already spent €80 worth of tourist goods fromparisinfo.com or other Paris Convention and […]

Billy Joel unveils New York concert residency deal

Billy Joel unveils New York concert residency deal

(NEW YORK-AFP) – Grammy-winning US singer Billy Joel on Tuesday announced a residency deal with Madison Square Garden that will see him play once a month at the iconic New York venue “as long as there is demand.” The deal makes Joel the Garden’s first-ever “music franchise” — he joins the New York Knicks, Rangers […]

04.12.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
‘American Hustle’ wins over New York film critics

‘American Hustle’ wins over New York film critics

(Relaxnews) – The David O. Russell feature was named best film of 2013 on December 3 at the 2013 New York Film Critics Circle Awards. “American Hustle” also received the awards for best screenplay and best actress in a supporting role (Jennifer Lawrence) in this edition of the awards presented by the association of New […]

04.12.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, International Stars ·
Pussy Riot documentary makes Oscars long list

Pussy Riot documentary makes Oscars long list

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – A film about jailed Russian punk band Pussy Riot and a documentary about a British war photographer killed in Libya made it onto an Oscar candidate long list published Tuesday. “Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer” and “Which Way Is the Front Line from Here? The Life and Time of Tim Hetherington” are […]

04.12.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, International Stars ·
Google steps up its battle for Internet ‘cloud’

Google steps up its battle for Internet ‘cloud’

(SAN FRANCISCO-AFP) – Google is stepping up its efforts to move into the Internet “cloud,” taking on rivals like Amazon and Microsoft in competition for business customers. The California tech giant said Tuesday that its cloud platform’s key compute engine was now “generally available” after a test period, and that it has lowered prices by […]

04.12.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Toddlers who play with their food may be better learners: study

Toddlers who play with their food may be better learners: study

(Relaxnews) – It’s a scenario most parents know all too well — a messy toddler in a highchair poking, smearing, and throwing food. But a new US study finds that the more your child plays with his or her food, the more he or she is learning. Researchers at the University of Iowa studied how […]

04.12.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Online ·
World Cup 2014 ball now on sale

World Cup 2014 ball now on sale

(Relaxnews) – Brazuca, the ball that will hit Brazilian stadiums next summer during the World Cup 2014, was unveiled by Adidas last night with great fanfare. Fans can now purchase their own Brazuca ball in select Adidas stores or at the website www.adidas.com/worldcup. The name of the FIFA World Cup 2014 ball has been known since […]

04.12.2013 · Filled under: Online, Sports & Recreation ·
Meeting on Facebook can raise suspicions

Meeting on Facebook can raise suspicions

By Atty. Henry Moyal Q. I’m a Canadian born man who has met a Filipina online via Facebook. A friend of a friend sent me her profile.  We chatted for many months before we married last year but we never met until my trip to the Philippines last summer. I want to sponsor her for immigration […]

04.12.2013 · Filled under: Legal Matters ·
Jane Austen MMO gets greenlit

Jane Austen MMO gets greenlit

(Relaxnews) – For fans of Jane Austen’s novels this could be a fantasy come true, but “Ever, Jane” is no “World of Warcraft” — unless you think Mrs. Bennet counts as a Regency Period troll. For in “Ever, Jane,” your conversations, kind words, and libelous gossip combine with an invitation system that hinges on players’ […]

04.12.2013 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Games, Offbeat, Online, Videos ·
US moms doing less housework, watching more TV: study

US moms doing less housework, watching more TV: study

(Relaxnews) – Perhaps it’s time to revise the old adage “a woman’s work is never done,” as a new study finds that American mothers are spending less time toiling in the kitchen after their workday and more time unwinding in front of the TV. New research from the University of South Carolina shows that mothers […]

04.12.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Online, Sports & Recreation ·
Lionsgate in talks to back Hillary Clinton biopic

Lionsgate in talks to back Hillary Clinton biopic

(Relaxnews) – The studio behind “The Hunger Games” is in early talks to produce the biographical film on the former US Secretary of State, announced The Hollywood Reporter. Titled “Rodham” after Hillary Clinton’s maiden name, the biopic will revisit the politician’s formative years, exploring her experience as a young lawyer involved in the impeachment of […]

04.12.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, International Stars ·
Tablet computer sales losing steam: survey

Tablet computer sales losing steam: survey

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Tablet computers have been one of the hottest items in tech in recent years, but sizzling growth is likely to slow in the coming years, a market tracker said Tuesday. The research firm IDC said global tablet sales are expected to hit 221.2 million units this year, up 53.5 percent from last year […]

04.12.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
‘Cyber Monday’ sales top $2 bn, boosted by mobile

‘Cyber Monday’ sales top $2 bn, boosted by mobile

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Online retail sales for Cyber Monday grew 16 percent from last year to $2.29 billion, lifted by more shopping on mobile devices, a market tracker said Tuesday. The Adobe Digital Index survey said online sales for the key holiday shopping day reflected an 80 percent jump in sales from mobile devices like smartphones […]

04.12.2013 · Filled under: Holidays, Home & Garden, Science & Technology, Thanksgiving ·
Men and women’s brains are wired differently: study

Men and women’s brains are wired differently: study

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Women aren’t very good at reading maps, and men are incapable of multi-tasking. At first glance they might seem like a couple of hoary old stereotypes from the battle of the sexes. But are they? A new study looking at the neural wiring of the male and female brain has concluded that there […]

03.12.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Robin urges public to keep watch on politicians

Robin urges public to keep watch on politicians

Action star Robin Padilla urged the public to remain vigilant even after the Supreme Court has declared the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF), more known as the pork barrel, as unconstitutional. Padilla said the duty of the people to be watchful over the conduct of the country’s elected officials should not stop at the court’s […]

03.12.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Nike updates classic Air Max 90

Nike updates classic Air Max 90

(Relaxnews) – Nike says it is set to apply its “how do we make it better?” design ethos to the classic Nike Air Max 90. First in line for the updates is the Nike Air Max Lunar90, which was unveiled and launched Sunday night and features Nike’s latest cushioning technology, Lunarlon. Available in the original […]

Sasha Pivovarova embodies Lolita Lempicka’s ‘Mon Rouge’

Sasha Pivovarova embodies Lolita Lempicka’s ‘Mon Rouge’

(Relaxnews) – For the campaign for its new lipstick, Mon Rouge, Lolita Lempicka called upon Russian supermodel Sasha Pivovarova, who is already the face of the brand’s Elle L’Aime fragrance. Presented in an elegant case, adorned with the gold letters of the Lolita Lempicka logo over a background that matches the lip color, the new […]

03.12.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment ·
Chanel takes us to the set of Karl Lagerfeld’s ‘The Return’

Chanel takes us to the set of Karl Lagerfeld’s ‘The Return’

(Relaxnews) – The haute couture and cosmetics brand has released the second teaser for its much-anticipated short film “The Return,” written and directed by Chanel’s creative director Karl Lagerfeld. This second teaser takes us behind the scenes of “The Return” for an interview with actress Géraldine Chaplin, who stars in the film as Coco Chanel. […]

03.12.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Film, Home & Garden, Videos ·
Giant ‘pop-up book’ showcases ‘The Hobbit’ scenery

Giant ‘pop-up book’ showcases ‘The Hobbit’ scenery

(Relaxnews) – Sent with love from New Zealand to Los Angeles is a giant pop-up book illustrating four filming locations that became part of “The Hobbit.” Set up within the grounds of the Beverly Hilton hotel, the display is on site for a five-day stint in anticipation of the December 2 premiere of “The Hobbit: […]

03.12.2013 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
More Americans spend less on Black Friday sales

More Americans spend less on Black Friday sales

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – More Americans took advantage of early holiday season sales than last year, but they spent less — and online sales fared better than brick-and-mortar stores, a survey showed Sunday. About 141 million people, or 59 percent of the adult American population, shopped or intended to shop for so-called Black Friday deals from Thursday […]

03.12.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Home & Garden, Online ·
Paul Walker’s death: ‘Fast & Furious 7’ postponed, not canceled

Paul Walker’s death: ‘Fast & Furious 7’ postponed, not canceled

(Relaxnews) – Universal is likely to delay the next feature in the racing movie franchise, initially expected to arrive in theaters in July 2014, following the death of one of its stars, Paul Walker. Walker died in a car accident over the weekend. The 40-year-old actor, who played Brian O’Connor in the “Fast & Furious” […]

02.12.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Dubai sweeps travel awards including title of leading destination

Dubai sweeps travel awards including title of leading destination

(Relaxnews) – At an event known as the Oscars of the travel industry, Dubai emerged the big winner of the night, sweeping some of the most coveted awards. Just a few days after being chosen to host the 2020 World Expo convention, the glittering city of Dubai was also named the world’s leading destination at […]

02.12.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Online ·
Major award winners from ‘Oscars’ of travel industry gala

Major award winners from ‘Oscars’ of travel industry gala

(Relaxnews) – The glittering city of Dubai and Etihad Airways emerged the big winners at the 20th edition of the World Travel Awards, an event known as the Oscars of the travel industry. Just days after being chosen to host the 2020 World Expo convention, Dubai was named the world’s leading destination at a gala […]

02.12.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Online ·
Snapchat finds its niche with disappearing messages

Snapchat finds its niche with disappearing messages

(SAN FRANCISCO-AFP) – For 13-year-old Coral Fairchild, Snapchat trumps old-style text messaging as the way to socialize with friends in the mobile Internet age. The northern California girl adds mustaches to faces in pictures or speech bubbles using touch-screen features that allow people to draw on Snapchat images being sent. “You can take a regular […]

S. Korean wins Red Bull world breakdancing title

S. Korean wins Red Bull world breakdancing title

(SEOUL-AFP) – South Korean Kim Hong-Yeol, a.k.a. Hong10, trumped reigning champion Mounir from France to take the Red Bull world breakdancing crown before a rapturous home crowd in Seoul on Saturday. The 28-year-old snatched the title in a final dance-off against the 2012 winner, after 14 other contenders for the global b-boy championship had been […]

02.12.2013 · Filled under: Art, Asian News, Entertainment, Music ·
Beauty tutorials: holiday makeup

Beauty tutorials: holiday makeup

(Relaxnews) – For our weekly selection of makeup tutorials we found some fun looks for the upcoming holidays:  Lisa Eldridge For her holiday look, Chanel beauty expert Lisa Eldridge applies golden bronze, chocolate brown and plum eyeshadows, blending together the three shades and adding a light beige shade to highlight. She then uses brown liquid […]

02.12.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Holidays, Online, Videos ·
Write a song for Ricky Martin to perform on 2014 FIFA World Cup album

Write a song for Ricky Martin to perform on 2014 FIFA World Cup album

(Relaxnews) – On December 2, Sony will launch SuperSong, an international music contest in which the winning song will be included on the official album of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, taking place in Brazil next summer. Ricky Martin will head up the jury tasked with selecting the winning song. The Puerto Rican star is […]

When it comes to marriage, ‘follow your gut’: study

When it comes to marriage, ‘follow your gut’: study

(Relaxnews) – A new study finds that newlyweds know on a subconscious level whether their marriage will be a happy one or not, and that when it comes to tying the knot, listen to your gut instincts. Florida State University scientists recruited 135 heterosexual couples who had been married for less than six months and […]

02.12.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Online ·
B-52 flights meant ‘America is here’: US envoy

B-52 flights meant ‘America is here’: US envoy

China asserts air zone rights despite defiant bomber flights By Carol Huang BEIJING, November 27, 2013 (AFP) – China has insisted it has the ability to enforce its newly-declared air zone over islands disputed with Japan, despite Beijing’s reluctance to intervene after American B-52 bombers entered the area. The flight of the giant long-range US […]

30.11.2013 · Filled under: Asian News ·
Elon Musk: a man on a mission

Elon Musk: a man on a mission

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

Holidays: sophisticated fragrance gift sets for him

Holidays: sophisticated fragrance gift sets for him

(Relaxnews) – Each year, honoring a long-standing Christmas tradition, perfume makers present their star fragrances in exceptionally enticing gift sets. In 2013, these brands are emphasizing elegance and masculinity, presenting boxes in black, white and grey containing luxurious male fragrances and skincare products. Tome 1 – La Pureté For Him by Zadig & Voltaire For […]

30.11.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Christmas, Holidays, New Year's Day ·
Holiday champagne collections include self-cooling boxes and speakers

Holiday champagne collections include self-cooling boxes and speakers

(Relaxnews) – From elegant stemware, Swarovski crystals and even custom-made speakers, champagne houses have released festive holiday collections that up the ante in elegance and innovative packaging. Luxury champagne house Piper-Heidsieck, for instance, has teamed up with French crystal-maker Baccarat to create a $650 holiday gift featuring two bottles of bubbly and a pair of custom-made flutes. Set […]

Men’s fragrances on the rise in UK and US

Men’s fragrances on the rise in UK and US

(Relaxnews) – A number of big launches have boosted men’s fragrance sales over the past year. A new report by the NPD Group has revealed the rising popularity of luxury scents in the UK and the US: “While women’s individual juices continue to be the top selling fragrance segment across the US and Europe, new launch activity […]

30.11.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
Andy Warhol pop-up booked for SF Mulberry store

Andy Warhol pop-up booked for SF Mulberry store

(Relaxnews) – A week-long open exhibition of Andy Warhol’s Christmas-themed work is to appear at the San Francisco store of leather fashion house Mulberry, in conjunction with auction house Christie’s. Photographs, prints, and paper-based works are due to be displayed during the December 13-19 short run exhibit, some of which works date from Warhol’s time in […]

30.11.2013 · Filled under: Art, Beauty & Style, Destinations, Holidays, Home & Garden, Online ·
Health and fitness agenda: International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Health and fitness agenda: International Day of Persons with Disabilities

(Relaxnews) – Coming up, International Day of Persons with Disabilities takes place December 3 International Day of Persons with Disabilities December 3 Worldwide Around 15 percent of the world’s population lives with disabilities, and this day, backed by the United Nations, aims to help promote understanding and well-being, with global events planned to include forums, […]

30.11.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Online, Sports & Recreation ·
Online sales soar in Black Friday two-day shopping frenzy

Online sales soar in Black Friday two-day shopping frenzy

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Americans’ online shopping for Black Friday deals soared to $3 billion during a two-day period beginning on Thanksgiving, with tablets and cell phones used for nearly a quarter of sales, estimates showed Saturday. Online purchases reached $1.93 billion on Friday itself, the unofficial start of the retail sector’s holiday season. That marked a […]

‘Fast and Furious’ actor Walker dies in crash

‘Fast and Furious’ actor Walker dies in crash

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Paul Walker, one of the stars of the popular “Fast and Furious” fast-car action movies, died in an auto crash on Saturday, his publicists said on his social media accounts. “It is with a truly heavy heart that we must confirm that Paul Walker passed away today in a tragic car accident […]

30.11.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Hollywood Stars, Online, U.S. News ·
Kennedy scion is star of Paris debutantes ball

Kennedy scion is star of Paris debutantes ball

(PARIS-AFP) – At Christian Dior in Paris, Kyra Kennedy, great niece of the late US president John F.Kennedy, carefully descends a grand staircase in a powder blue couture dress and towering heels. The 18-year-old has just finished her final dress fitting before Saturday’s Debutantes Ball, one of the social events of the year at which […]

29.11.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, International Stars ·
Keep yourself safe on Cyber Monday

Keep yourself safe on Cyber Monday

(Relaxnews) – US consumers are expected to spend over $2 billion online on Monday as the nation takes to the web to source the best deals on holiday gifts. However, in all of the excitement it could be very easy to fall prey to spammers, scammers and malware. Indeed, two thirds of retailers claim to […]

Unfilled govt positions to remain vacant to finance P20B rehab for Yolanda, etc – Sen. Chiz

Unfilled govt positions to remain vacant to finance P20B rehab for Yolanda, etc – Sen. Chiz

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Senate will not allocate money for unfilled government positions to save about P20 billion so that government can finance the reconstruction and rehabilitation of areas devastated by typhoon Yolanda and other calamities, Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero said Monday. This will be done as the Senate finance committee submits the proposed P2.3-trillion […]

29.11.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Health and fitness agenda: World AIDS Day

Health and fitness agenda: World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day December 1 Worldwide World AIDS Day draws together people from around the globe “to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS and demonstrate international solidarity in the face of the pandemic.” For a calendar of events, to download posters, and to find out how to get involved, visit http://www.worldaidscampaign.org. In the UK, visit http://www.worldaidsday.org. International Day of […]

29.11.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Online, World News ·
Victoria Beckham guest edits Paris Vogue

Victoria Beckham guest edits Paris Vogue

(PARIS-AFP) – Ex-Spice Girl turned fashion designer Victoria Beckham has guest-edited the Christmas edition of Paris Vogue magazine, the publication said on Friday. Beckham, 39, appears in a seductive pose on the front cover of the magazine’s December issue with her retired footballer husband David Beckham, who is photographed sporting a beard and dinner jacket. […]

29.11.2013 · Filled under: News ·
Watch: Prada’s new Resort 2014 film

Watch: Prada’s new Resort 2014 film

(Relaxnews) – A new campaign film from Prada is always a treat, and the brand’s latest video, for the Resort 2014 collection, doesn’t let down. Set to the mysterious piano soundtrack of “Daydreaming” by Minneapolis band Dark Dark Dark, the short film shows off the dark yet colorful aesthetic of Steven Meisel’s latest Prada campaign, […]

29.11.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Online, Videos ·
Couples who drink (or don’t drink) together, stick together: study

Couples who drink (or don’t drink) together, stick together: study

(Relaxnews) – Couples who are in sync with their taste for alcohol have better odds of sticking together over time, a new study finds. In a study of 634 couples, both heavy drinkers and those who drank very little had much lower rates of divorce than couples in which one partner was a heavier drinker. […]

29.11.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Paris to open online souvenir shop

Paris to open online souvenir shop

(Relaxnews) – Francophiles and lovers of the City of Light will now be able to extend their trip to Paris and revisit memories with the city’s new online souvenir store. When the city launches the virtual shop December 5, the city will join New York, Amsterdam and Dublin in offering travelers Paris-related items and memorabilia […]

28.11.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Online ·
27th Star Awards nominee ‘My Husband’s Lover’ – The US Tour

27th Star Awards nominee ‘My Husband’s Lover’ – The US Tour

Aired over GMA 7, “My Husband’s Lover” is the highest rating teleserye during its season that ran from June to October, 2013. Running a total of ninety-four (94) episodes, with a very unique story, high quality production and stellar cast, the well-made series  received rave reviews and has trended among Filipinos (and non-Filipinos, too!) worldwide.  As a […]

28.11.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Steam sale spearheads Black Friday discounts

Steam sale spearheads Black Friday discounts

(Relaxnews) – Running until December 3, PC gaming’s Steam sale is accompanied by a number of other download discounts from the Humble Store, Microsoft, Grand Theft Auto Online, and Square Enix. Visitors from the Northern Hemisphere are greeted by an Autumn Sale graphic, while those in the South see a Spring Sale banner. That’s a nice touch. […]

28.11.2013 · Filled under: Games, Online, Science & Technology, Thanksgiving ·
Disney gives folk tale cool makeover in ‘Frozen’

Disney gives folk tale cool makeover in ‘Frozen’

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Disney has given a chilly makeover to a traditional fairy tale in its latest animated release “Frozen,” which could be in the running for an Oscar. The movie is based on Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Snow Queen” — 25 years after Disney’s last Andersen adaptation, “The Little Mermaid” — even if it […]

28.11.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Thanksgiving ·
David Beckham rides for Belstaff in new video

David Beckham rides for Belstaff in new video

(Relaxnews) – The famous footballer gets on his bike for the British fashion brand. Belstaff has released a cool new biking video showing off its newest collections in a short film by Justin Stokes. A gang of guys head out on vintage rides, rolling at a leisurely pace (there’s plenty of time for a fried breakfast) through the […]

Chevrolet hopes to raise the roof with limited edition Corvette drop top

Chevrolet hopes to raise the roof with limited edition Corvette drop top

(Relaxnews) – Announced just in time for Christmas, only 550 examples of the Corvette Stingray Premiere Edition Convertible will be built. To make absolutely certain that onlookers know the car is special, each one will be finished in Lime Rock Green paint with a brownstone suede interior, accented with carbon fiber. The dashboard will also […]

28.11.2013 · Filled under: Christmas, Destinations, Holidays, Motoring ·
What do men feel when they look at a beautiful car?

What do men feel when they look at a beautiful car?

(Relaxnews) – A scientific study suggests that men experience more emotion when looking at images of car design than they do when looking at images of children. The results of the research that monitored the brainwave activity of men and women when shown a series of images chosen to elicit an emotional response, show that, […]

Rachelle Anne Go to be part of ‘Miss Saigon’ revival

Rachelle Anne Go to be part of ‘Miss Saigon’ revival

SINGER Rachelle Ann Go will travel to London this summer as she was cast to portray the role of GiGi in revival of the hit international musical “Miss Saigon”. The good news was first posted by award-winning singer Lea Salonga on her official Twitter account. Salonga played the lead role of Kim in the original […]

28.11.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Classical and contemporary art merges with high fashion in Icon Shoes’ latest collection

Classical and contemporary art merges with high fashion in Icon Shoes’ latest collection

LOS ANGELES, Calif.  – Throughout the ages a wide variety of art forms have existed, each exhibiting its own unique personal style, ecclectic inspiration and cultural influence. One of the most interesting aspects of the evolution of art is the fusing together of different media, or the method of combining one or more art forms. […]

28.11.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
Miss Philippines USA delegates volunteer in KTLA 5 Help for the Philippines Telethon

Miss Philippines USA delegates volunteer in KTLA 5 Help for the Philippines Telethon

Glendale, CA – One of the most rewarding  assignments Miss Philippines USA organization had done this year was participating in the recently concluded LA telethon spearheaded by Fil-Am anchor Cher Calvin  of KTLA 5 and supported by Miss Philippines USA producer Lou Razon  and colleagues. The delegates offered their time to help raise funds for […]

28.11.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
BRP Alcaraz brings 123.7 tons of relief goods to Leyte

BRP Alcaraz brings 123.7 tons of relief goods to Leyte

TACLOBAN CITY (Mabuhay) – BRP Ramon Alcaraz is now on its first-ever humanitarian mission helping areas in Eastern Visayas that have been devastated by super typhoon Yolanda. BRP Alcaraz is currently berthing at the Leyte Gulf carrying around 123.7 tons of assorted food and non-food items donated by various government agencies and private organizations. Also […]

28.11.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Trailer: the making of a hero in ‘Hercules: The Legend Begins’

Trailer: the making of a hero in ‘Hercules: The Legend Begins’

(Relaxnews) – Kellan Lutz, revealed to the public through the “Twilight” film series, stars in the role of the Greco-Roman demigod in the forthcoming feature. Summit Entertainment has released the first theatrical trailer for “Hercules: The Legend Begins” ahead of its arrival in US theaters January 10. In just over two minutes, the trailer goes […]

28.11.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
All-female line-up for Costa Novel Award category

All-female line-up for Costa Novel Award category

(Relaxnews) – “Life After Life” by Kate Atkinson, “Unexpected Lessons in Love” by the late Bernadine Bishop, “Instructions for a Heatwave” by Maggie O’Farrell and “All the Birds, Singing” by Evie Wyld comprise the Costa Book Awards’ category for best novel. Kate Atkinson won the Costa (or the Whitbread Award, as it was then) with […]

28.11.2013 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment ·
US consumer watchdog releases toxic toy list

US consumer watchdog releases toxic toy list

(Relaxnews) – Just in time for holiday shopping, the US-based consumer watchdog Public Interest Research Group (PIRG) announced this year’s list of unsafe toys sold in the country. Released Tuesday, the annual “Trouble in Toyland” report reveals the results of laboratory testing on toys for toxic chemicals including lead, cadmium, and phthalates, all of which can have […]

No handset is perfect, survey finds

No handset is perfect, survey finds

(Relaxnews) – A new study highlights the biggest frustrations that owners have with the iPhone 5S, Samsung Galaxy SIV, Motorola Moto X and HTC One. The results are based on Fixya users’ experiences with their handsets and issues range from battery life to overheating to screen problems and a lack of expandable storage. To arrive at its […]

L’Artisan Parfumeur reissuing ‘Jour de Fête’ fragrance in limited edition

L’Artisan Parfumeur reissuing ‘Jour de Fête’ fragrance in limited edition

(Relaxnews) – This year, L’Artisan Parfumeur’s spring limited edition fragrance will have a distinctly festive aroma. The brand will revisit one of its most iconic fragrances, Jour de Fête, inspired by the subtle notes of Jordan almonds, or “dragées,” which are traditionally given to guests at weddings and other family celebrations in France. Created in […]

28.11.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
Berlin’s famed Cold War-era cinema to reopen doors

Berlin’s famed Cold War-era cinema to reopen doors

(BERLIN-AFP) – Berlin’s historic Zoo Palast cinema re-opens Thursday after a major renovation to restore the sparkle to the former Cold War-era theatre, once the star-studded cultural boast of the city. The Zoo Palast, which owes its name to a nearby city-centre zoological garden, was built in the mid-1950s out of the ashes of a […]

Art pick of the week: Warhol’s ‘So Many Stars’

Art pick of the week: Warhol’s ‘So Many Stars’

(Relaxnews) – Released this month, the app “So Many Stars” takes pieces from Andy Warhol’s early “So!” collection and turns them into interactive, animated pieces. Dogs enlarge in size, spaghetti is consumed, and fish splish in illustration of the concepts behind pieces like “You Are So Little and You Are So Big,” “You Are So […]

28.11.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Art, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Pacquiao victory lifts spirits of typhoon-ravaged PHL

Pacquiao victory lifts spirits of typhoon-ravaged PHL

TACLOBAN, November 24, 2013 (AFP) – The storm-battered Philippines was celebrating a much-needed victory Sunday after national boxing hero Manny Pacquiao defeated American Brandon Rios in a comeback fight he dedicated to victims of Super Typhoon Haiyan. For a brief moment in the devastated city of Tacloban, those who lost their homes, their livelihoods and […]

27.11.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News, Sports & Recreation ·
PHL Consulate General in Los Angeles Commemorates 150th Birth Anniversary of Andres Bonifacio

PHL Consulate General in Los Angeles Commemorates 150th Birth Anniversary of Andres Bonifacio

Los Angeles  – The Philippine Consulate General in cooperation with the Philippine Heritage Institute International (PHII) and the Philippine Institute of Language, Arts & Culture (PILAC) and Panorama Knights, Inc. commemorated the 150th Birth Anniversary of Andres Bonifacio at the Rizal Hall of the Consulate General on 20 November 2013. Consul General Maria Hellen Barber […]

27.11.2013 · Filled under: Local News, Photos ·
Prince William rocks out with Bon Jovi and Taylor Swift

Prince William rocks out with Bon Jovi and Taylor Swift

(London-AFP) – Britain’s Prince William teamed up with US pop royalty Jon Bon Jovi and Taylor Swift on Tuesday night to perform an impromptu version of “Livin’ On A Prayer” at his home, Kensington Palace. The trio belted out the Bon Jovi classic at the end of a gala event at the London palace in […]

27.11.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Obama seeks to renew Asia role with rescheduled trip

Obama seeks to renew Asia role with rescheduled trip

By Shaun Tandon WASHINGTON (AFP) – President Barack Obama will visit Asia in April to push closer ties, an aide said Wednesday, after his earlier cancellation of a trip raised questions about US staying power. Susan Rice, Obama’s national security adviser, acknowledged disappointment after the president called off a trip in October to negotiate with […]

27.11.2013 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Trailer: Vanessa Hudgens leaves glamour behind in ‘Gimme Shelter’

Trailer: Vanessa Hudgens leaves glamour behind in ‘Gimme Shelter’

(Relaxnews) – After “Sucker Punch” and “Spring Breakers,” the American starlet tackles her most emotionally complex role yet in this drama adapted from a true story. Yahoo!Movies has uploaded the official trailer for “Gimme Shelter,” starring Vanessa Hudgens in the role of Apple Bailey, a 16-year-old girl who finds herself pregnant and living on the […]

27.11.2013 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Patrick Swayze movie ‘Road House’ headed for remake

Patrick Swayze movie ‘Road House’ headed for remake

(Relaxnews) – MGM is preparing an update of the action movie “Road House,” Thewrap.com reports. “Fast and Furious” and “xXx” director Rob Cohen will helm the remake of the 1989 film, starring Patrick Swayze opposite Ben Gazzara. “Roadhouse” was a box-office flop, but it gained something of a cult following in the following decades amongst […]

27.11.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Batmobile replica heading to auction

Batmobile replica heading to auction

(Relaxnews) – An almost exact replica of the Tim Burton-era Batmobile is poised to go under the hammer at a Historics at Brooklands auction this weekend in the UK where it could fetch up to $140,000. All that’s missing from the custom-built homage are the side-mounted, pop-up Browning machine guns, but all of the other details, from […]

Nina Ricci and Ladurée launch complementary fragrance and macaron

Nina Ricci and Ladurée launch complementary fragrance and macaron

(Relaxnews) – In an unprecedented collaboration, Nina Ricci teamed up with the famous French pastry maker Ladurée to create a delectable and tempting duo: a fragrance inspired by the brand’s signature macarons, and a macaron inspired by the subtle and intricate aromas of luxury perfume. A new, delectable chapter has just been added to the […]

27.11.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Hardest person to buy for? Your significant other, survey says

Hardest person to buy for? Your significant other, survey says

(Relaxnews) – Good news for singletons: an online survey claims that for most people, shopping for their significant other’s gift is the most arduous task on the holiday list. According to a recent survey of 1,000 adults, both men and women describe their significant other as the hardest person to buy a gift for during […]

In New York, foot yoga to make high heels bearable

In New York, foot yoga to make high heels bearable

(Relaxnews) – New York fashionistas can seek the guidance of yoga instructor Yamuna Zake to help make walking in their most vertiginous stilettos less painful. Yamuna Zake, 59, offers specialized foot yoga classes, with students bringing in their most tortuous pair of high heels to practice a daintier, less damaging walk, The Daily Mail reports. Classes […]

27.11.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Offbeat, Online ·
2nd ‘Hanep Sa Wow’ Filipino Music Festival, A celebration of original Pilipino music (OPM) and Filipino musicality

2nd ‘Hanep Sa Wow’ Filipino Music Festival, A celebration of original Pilipino music (OPM) and Filipino musicality

Joey Albert, Nonoy Zuniga to headline Nov. 30 show  at Pala Casino with ‘Music & Magic’ members Fe de los Reyes, Eva Caparas & Jet Montelibano and the very special guest appearance of Ms. Kevyn Lettau PALA, CA, November 25, 2013 – Filipino pop stars and certified hitmakers Joey Albert and Nonoy Zuniga will headline […]

26.11.2013 · Filled under: Happenings ·
FACT SHEET: U.S. response to Typhoon Haiyan

FACT SHEET: U.S. response to Typhoon Haiyan

Since Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines on November 8, U.S. disaster relief experts and military personnel have worked around the clock to deliver food, water, medicine, and shelter to help those hit hardest by the storm.  In support of the Philippines’ relief effort, the United States is providing more than $37 million in humanitarian aid […]

26.11.2013 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
US stores in cutthroat fight for holiday shopping bucks

US stores in cutthroat fight for holiday shopping bucks

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Black Friday, the pinnacle of the US shopping year, comes on a Thursday this year. And even earlier. Desperate for consumer bucks, US chain stores, some fighting for survival, are upping the ante this holiday shopping season with cutthroat discounts offered earlier than ever, and ever-longer opening hours. The prize is not massive […]

26.11.2013 · Filled under: Holidays, Home & Garden, New Year's Day, Online, Thanksgiving ·
Five worst celebrity diets to avoid in the New Year

Five worst celebrity diets to avoid in the New Year

(Relaxnews) – Diets involving gulping air rather than food, avoiding gluten like the plague, and replacing sensible meals with booze rank as some of the worst celebrity diets to avoid. With the approach of January, the British Dietetic Association (BDA) has shared its annual top five worst celebrity diets for the coming year. For the […]

CDPH Warns Consumers not to eat Hollywood Bakery and Pacific French Bakery brand Cema de Canela (Cinnamon Round Loaf)

CDPH Warns Consumers not to eat Hollywood Bakery and Pacific French Bakery brand Cema de Canela (Cinnamon Round Loaf)

SACRAMENTO – Dr. Ron Chapman, director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and state health officer, today warned consumers with sensitivity to FD&C Yellow Number 5 food coloring not to eat Cema de Canela (Cinnamon Round Loaf). Ngu Corporation (DBA: A-1 Best Food) of Montebello, California, is voluntarily recalling cinnamon round loaves sold at […]

26.11.2013 · Filled under: Services ·
David Beckham to help develop resort properties in Asia

David Beckham to help develop resort properties in Asia

(Relaxnews) – David Beckham has been tapped to serve as a consultant and partner in the development of Las Vegas Sands properties in Singapore and the gaming capital of the world, Macao. It’s the latest business venture for the former soccer player, who has parlayed his global stardom into everything from underwear to electronics, soda […]

Colorado dominates top US ski destinations ranking

Colorado dominates top US ski destinations ranking

(Relaxnews) – Colorado has emerged as the top ski destination in the US according to readers of Condé Nast Traveler magazine, who gave the St. Regis Aspen Resort top marks for its ”gilded age” grandeur, butler service and stunning setting. In the latest edition of the publication’s best places to ski in North America ranking, […]

26.11.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Sports & Recreation ·
PHL Consulate General Welcomes Participants of PNP-PSOSEC Class 86-2013

PHL Consulate General Welcomes Participants of PNP-PSOSEC Class 86-2013

Los Angeles, 21 November 2013 – The Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles received on 20 November 2013 the participants of the Public Safety Officers Senior Executive Course (PSOSEC) Class 2013-86.  The class was headed by Police Chief Superintendent John G. Guyguyon and was accompanied by their counterparts from the Los Angeles Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). With programs like the […]

26.11.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
Pechanga Resort & Casino To Undergo Major Hotel Lobby and Restaurant Renovation

Pechanga Resort & Casino To Undergo Major Hotel Lobby and Restaurant Renovation

The Pechanga Resort & Casino opened in 2002 and shortly thereafter received the AAA Four Diamond award, becoming the first Indian gaming facility in California to receive the prestigious distinction. The largest resort/casino in the Western United States, is currently undergoing a multi-million dollar renovation that will change the look, feel and overall ambience of […]

26.11.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Local News ·
NHM Announces First Fridays 2014: L.A. Stories

NHM Announces First Fridays 2014: L.A. Stories

Series featuring live music, discussions, and tours kicks off Friday, January 10with L.A. bands Conway and Youngblood Hawke; L.A. authors Dr. Barbara Natterson-Horowitz and Kathryn Bowers November 25, 2013—This year, to celebrate NHM’s new permanent exhibit Becoming Los Angeles and the opening of its Nature Lab and Nature Gardens, the nighttime series First Fridays goes in search of a new kind […]

26.11.2013 · Filled under: Happenings ·
‘Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ sets worldwide box office ablaze

‘Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ sets worldwide box office ablaze

(Relaxnews) – Moviegoers arrived in droves to see the latest episode in the adventures of Katniss Everdeen, resulting in $307.73 million in revenues worldwide for “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” at the end of its first weekend in theaters on November 24, Rentrak reports. Released in 64 territories, the dystopian film headlined by Jennifer Lawrence […]

25.11.2013 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Mia Wasikowska and Johnny Depp to return to Wonderland

Mia Wasikowska and Johnny Depp to return to Wonderland

(Relaxnews) – The Australian starlet and the American actor have agreed to reprise their roles from the 2010 film “Alice in Wonderland” in a forthcoming sequel, Deadline.com reports. Mia Wasikowska will return as Alice in this currently untitled sequel, and Johnny Depp will again appear in his unforgettable Mad Hatter guise. Like the 2010 film […]

25.11.2013 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Taylor Swift, Timberlake win at American Music Awards

Taylor Swift, Timberlake win at American Music Awards

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Pop diva Taylor Swift was named Artist of the Year at the American Music Awards (AMA) Sunday, while other big winners included British boy band One Direction and crooner Justin Timberlake. Swift, who took to the stage in a shiny golden mini-dress, also won favorite country artist and favorite country album for […]

25.11.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Blow-up hospitals help typhoon effort

Blow-up hospitals help typhoon effort

TACLOBAN (AFP) – Inflatable field hospitals have been erected in the typhoon-ravaged Philippines city of Tacloban, part of a huge international relief effort to help millions hit by the storm. Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) have five of the large white tents that they have brought with them from France. By Thursday afternoon three […]

25.11.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Lynda Johnson, Victor Manalo Won Elective Posts

Lynda Johnson, Victor Manalo Won Elective Posts

By Dan E. Nino             Cerritos, Calif. – As expected by political pundits in the ABC school district, Lynda Johnson, a paralegal by profession, cruised to an easy victory when she topped the recent ABC  School Board election in the field of five candidates.             Another Fil-Am candidate, re-electionist  and former Artesia mayor Victor Manalo […]

25.11.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
PHL Consulate participates in PeDRO 5K Walk

PHL Consulate participates in PeDRO 5K Walk

Los Angeles  – The officers and staff of the Philippine Consulate General participated in the 5K Walk spearheaded by the Philippine Disaster Relief Organization (PeDRO) together with Renew our Minds and Heart Foundation (ROHMA) on 10 November 2013 at Woodley and Balboa Park in Van Nuys, California. This fundraising event was participated in by about 200 people to support the victims of […]

25.11.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
UST singers alumni performs in a Christmas concert

UST singers alumni performs in a Christmas concert

Christmas is just around the corner.  And as everyone is busy preparing for the holiday season, the University of Santo Tomas (UST) Singers Alumni in America wishes to invite everyone to relax and enjoy as it presents “A Choral Christmas” – a two-night concert in celebration of the UST Singers 20th anniversary.  The concert takes place […]

25.11.2013 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Repetto presents perfume gift set for prima ballerinas

Repetto presents perfume gift set for prima ballerinas

(Relaxnews) – Naturally, the first fragrance from the French dancewear brand, launched last July, is inspired by the world of classical dance. Ahead of the holidays, Repetto has stayed true to this theme with a new fragrance gift set that is bound to appeal to dance fans. A flacon of Repetto’s eau de toilette, adorned […]

23.11.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Holidays ·
Boing… bouncing drops make for smarter rainwear

Boing… bouncing drops make for smarter rainwear

(PARIS-AFP) – Scientists on Wednesday said they had found a way to make raindrops bounce faster off surfaces, opening the way to new water-resistant materials from clothing to aircraft wings. Reporting in the journal Nature, a team at Boston University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) said they had slashed the amount of time […]

Hugh Jackman reveals treated for skin cancer

Hugh Jackman reveals treated for skin cancer

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Australian actor Hugh Jackman revealed Thursday that he had been treated for skin cancer, posting a picture of himself with a plaster on his nose. The Oscar-nominated Hollywood star warned Twitter followers to have suspicious marks checked and to use sunscreen. “Deb said to get the mark on my nose checked,” he […]

23.11.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Health & Fitness, Hollywood Stars, Online ·
Adidas unveils ‘golden’ Dan Carter rugby boots

Adidas unveils ‘golden’ Dan Carter rugby boots

(Relaxnews) – Fans of New Zealand rugby star Dan Carter, the all-time highest international point scorer, can pick up Adidas’s new limited collector’s edition boots designed in his honor: the DC100 Predator Incurza. Adidas just announced that 100 box sets have been created in a special color chosen by Carter — gold — and are […]

23.11.2013 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation ·
Brazil’s Indian Games opportunity for cultural exchange

Brazil’s Indian Games opportunity for cultural exchange

(CUIABÁ-AFP) – Leaving a cloud of dust in his wake, a burly warrior of a man rushes into view carrying a huge log on his shoulder. His face painted and grimacing with the effort, he heaves it on to a teammate and keeps running as if his life depended on it as he chases a […]

23.11.2013 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation ·
GAAF to hold Gospel Musicfest for victims of Haiyan

GAAF to hold Gospel Musicfest for victims of Haiyan

The Guardian Angels of America Foundation (GAAF) responds to the call for HELP in Tacloban and Bohol by holding the 1st Fil-Am Gospel Music Festival and Fair on November 23, Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center, 3330 Civic Center Drive Torrance, CA. 90503. The Gospel Festival and Fair […]

22.11.2013 · Filled under: Happenings ·
A Modern Spin on Holiday Classics

A Modern Spin on Holiday Classics

(Family Features) Traditional goodies always add a touch of sweetness to the holidays. Updates to some of your favorite holiday classics help keep family traditions alive while incorporating creative and on-trend ingredients. Everyone knows fruitcakes have long been a holiday tradition, and new and improved versions of this timeless treat are making a festive comeback, […]

How to eat on the Grain Brain diet

How to eat on the Grain Brain diet

(Relaxnews) – A US neurologist is making headlines for calling carbs like cereal, pasta and breads “the brain’s silent killer.” According to Dr. David Perlmutter’s New York Times best seller, “Grain Brain,” all carbs — even those that have long been touted as healthy like whole grains — can cause everything from dementia, ADHD and […]

21.11.2013 · Filled under: Books, Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Nike’s new LED-adorned snowboots light up the slopes

Nike’s new LED-adorned snowboots light up the slopes

(Relaxnews) – While runners have their fair share of glow-in-the-dark sneakers, now snowboarders can light up the pistes with Nike’s LED-illuminated LunarENDOR QS snowboard boot. The new Nike boot is adorned with 30 LEDs in the Swoosh on the side panel, powered by a lithium ion battery, to light up less-traversed trails as the sun […]

Football: Adidas extends partnership with FIFA World Cup until 2030

Football: Adidas extends partnership with FIFA World Cup until 2030

(FRANKFURT-AFP) – German sportswear giant Adidas said Thursday it will extend its long-standing sponsorship agreement with the FIFA World Cup tournament until 2030. “Today, FIFA and Adidas formally announced an extension of their long-term partnership agreement granting Adidas the official partner, supplier and licensee rights for the FIFA World Cup and all FIFA events until […]

21.11.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Sports & Recreation ·
Guerlain revisits La Petite Robe Noire fragrance for the holidays

Guerlain revisits La Petite Robe Noire fragrance for the holidays

(Relaxnews) – The French perfume house has revisited the flacon for its popular feminine fragrance for a holiday limited edition, which also includes a Guerlain lip gloss produced for the occasion. Launched in 2012, Guerlain’s La Petite Robe Noire has quickly become one of the brand’s most iconic fragrances. Like the “little black dress” it […]

21.11.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Holidays ·
Tallest water slide in the world being built in the US

Tallest water slide in the world being built in the US

(Relaxnews) – Thrillseekers may find this idea appealing, while those who suffer from vertigo will find it horrifying: the world’s tallest water slide is being built in Kansas City and will send adrenaline junkies down a 17-story drop. Named Verruckt, which means ‘insane’ in German, the new theme park attraction will be taller than Niagara […]

21.11.2013 · Filled under: Destinations ·
Meet and Greet Robert ” Jawo” Jaworski

Meet and Greet Robert ” Jawo” Jaworski

A Fundraiser Benefiting our Kababayan : The Survivors of Typhoon Yolanda

21.11.2013 · Filled under: Happenings ·
60 Celebs Unite in ABS-CBN’s “Tulong Na!” Benefit Concert

60 Celebs Unite in ABS-CBN’s “Tulong Na!” Benefit Concert

10,000 people fill up Araneta Coliseum to help calamity survivors; TFC North America Sagip Kapamilya telethon raises over $311k Songs of hope, unity and inspiration filled the recent sold-out, star-studded fundraising concert of ABS-CBN that gathered some of the country’s brightest stars, Kapamilya network executives, and almost 10,000 people for one cause — to help […]

21.11.2013 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Make Sure Safety is on the Menu This Thanksgiving

Make Sure Safety is on the Menu This Thanksgiving

ROSEMEAD, Calif., Nov. 21, 2013 — Thanksgiving Day is usually full of food, family and football. Southern California Edison (SCE) reminds its customers to add safety to the list since cooking fires are three times more likely on Turkey Day than any other day, according to the National Fire Protection Association. Cooking equipment, overloaded circuits and extension cords are […]

21.11.2013 · Filled under: Services ·
Theatrical Performance on Call Centers in the Philippines: “Dallas Non-Stop”

Theatrical Performance on Call Centers in the Philippines: “Dallas Non-Stop”

Through December 9, 2013 Various times, primarily 8:00 p.m. Atwater Village Theatre 3269 Casitas Ave Los Angeles, CA 90039 Various ticket prices depending on date. Web announcement and tickets: dallas.brownpapertickets.com/ or 800-838-3006 DALLAS NON-STOP is set in a Manila call-center about a woman trying to imagine herself in the United States through the prism of the “Dallas” TV show. The […]

21.11.2013 · Filled under: Happenings ·
DIRECTV, TFC and GMA Offer Community Support by Enabling Free Viewing of Pinoy Channels in Aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan

DIRECTV, TFC and GMA Offer Community Support by Enabling Free Viewing of Pinoy Channels in Aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Nov. 18, 2013 – In the wake of the recent devastating Typhoon Haiyan and to help the Filipino-American community stay connected to news, updates and information, DIRECTV and its partners at ABS-CBN and GMA have opened up channels TFC, ABS-CBN News (ANC), GMA Pinoy and GMA Life to all DIRECTV customers with an international dish through November 30, 2013.  The programming can be found on channels  2060, 2062, 2061 […]

21.11.2013 · Filled under: Services ·
Cameron pledges further $48 million aid to PHL

Cameron pledges further $48 million aid to PHL

COLOMBO (Mabuhay) – Prime Minister David Cameron announced Saturday that Britain was providing a further $48 million to help the relief effort after the devastating typhoon in the Philippines. “Today I can announce that we are providing a further 30 million pounds ($48 million) to support the United Nations and Red Cross emergency appeal” to […]

20.11.2013 · Filled under: World News ·
Explosive book claims cereal destroys your brain

Explosive book claims cereal destroys your brain

(Relaxnews) – Every time you tuck into a bowl of cereal or plate of pasta, you’re killing your brain. That’s the dramatic diagnosis of a US neurologist whose recently published New York Times best seller has captured media headlines for calling wheat, carbohydrates and sugar “the brain’s silent killer.” According to Dr. David Perlmutter’s book “Grain Brain,” […]

Children around the world less fit than their parents were: study

Children around the world less fit than their parents were: study

(Relaxnews) – Children around the world can’t run as far or as fast as their parents could at their age, new research finds. According to new research presented at the American Heart Association’s annual meeting, children’s fitness levels are on the decline, the BBC reports. Researchers from the University of South Australia analyzed data involving […]

20.11.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Sports & Recreation ·
Harry Potter stamps rattle US philatelists

Harry Potter stamps rattle US philatelists

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – The loss-making US Postal Service (USPS) introduced Harry Potter stamps Tuesday, delighting fans of the fictional boy wizard but angering some philatelists who complain he’s not American. The limited edition of 20 stamps feature images of Scottish author J.K. Rowling’s best-selling character “with the friends, heroes, villains and creatures that make up his […]

20.11.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Home & Garden, International Stars ·
Shady amphetamine-like compounds found in weight-loss supplements

Shady amphetamine-like compounds found in weight-loss supplements

(Relaxnews) – US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) scientists have found some shady ingredients in nine weight-loss supplements currently available on the market. Scientists have spotted an amphetamine-like compound, called beta-methylphenethylamine, in nine of the 21 supposedly all-natural supplements tested. An athlete competing in canoeing qualifiers for the 2012 London Olympics was disqualified after traces […]

20.11.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Online ·
1.6 billion people on social networks: study

1.6 billion people on social networks: study

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

20.11.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Home & Garden, Online ·
Grand Park to Host Major Celebration for New Year’s Eve

Grand Park to Host Major Celebration for New Year’s Eve

Grand Park’s “N.Y.E. LA” Gives Angelenos a Central Place in the Heart of Los Angeles  to Ring in the New Year, All Together, for the First Time –  Iconic City Hall Building to Become a Beacon for Los Angeles’ Grand Festivities – LOS ANGELES (November 19, 2013) – Grand Park today announced a grand-scale free […]

20.11.2013 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Wells Fargo donates $250,000 for Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts

Wells Fargo donates $250,000 for Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts

ExpressSend Remittance Transfer Fees to the Philippines waived; Wells Fargo ATMs to accept donations for American Red Cross  Taguig, Philippines — November 13, 2013 Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is supporting the Philippines typhoon and flood relief effort with a grant of $250,000 – more than Php 10 million – with $125,000 going to the American Red Cross and $125,000 to the International […]

20.11.2013 · Filled under: Services ·
No wedding plans yet for Richard, Sarah Lahbati

No wedding plans yet for Richard, Sarah Lahbati

MANILA  (Mabuhay) -– Richard Gutierrez denied rumors that he and his girlfriend, actress Sarah Lahbati, are planning to tie the knot in the near future. This comes after Lahbati was rumored to have given birth to their child in Switzerland months back. Gutierrez said he gets surprised whenever people ask him things – which mostly […]

19.11.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Empire State Building dons PHL colors for Yolanda victims

Empire State Building dons PHL colors for Yolanda victims

MANILA (Mabuhay) – In a towering spectacle draped against the New York City night sky, the world renowned Empire State Building donned on Friday night (Saturday morning in Manila) the Philippine flag’s blue, white and red, a week after Super Typhoon Yolanda ravaged Visayas and some parts of southern Luzon. The gesture was done to […]

19.11.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Aquino asserts control over relief effort

Aquino asserts control over relief effort

By Mynardo MACARAIG MANILA, November 18, 2013 (AFP) – Philippine President Benigno Aquino has moved to assert himself as disaster manager-in-chief after criticism of his response to a devastating super typhoon, with the calamity set to become the defining event of his presidency. Aquino toured the worst-hit towns and cities on Sunday and announced that […]

19.11.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
New underwater hotel lets guests sleep with Nemo

New underwater hotel lets guests sleep with Nemo

(Relaxnews) –  A new underwater hotel room has opened off the coast of Tanzania for intrepid, adventurous and ocean-loving travelers. Set off Pemba Island, also known as ‘the Green Island’ in Arabic, guests of The Manta Resort’s underwater room are dropped off at a self-contained hotel which literally drifts at sea. Guests can sunbathe on […]

19.11.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Online, Videos ·
Nike unveils FA Cup Incyte Ball

Nike unveils FA Cup Incyte Ball

(Relaxnews) – Nike has announced that players in this season’s FA Cup will be kicking around what is the brand’s most technologically advanced football to-date. The Incyte ball is made up of five layers, which Nike says will aid in that all-important first touch, allowing an athlete to bring the ball under control quickly and […]

19.11.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Online, Science & Technology, Sports & Recreation ·
Dakota Fanning to headline road movie as 1980s punk

Dakota Fanning to headline road movie as 1980s punk

(Relaxnews) – The American actress, who turns 20 next year, will star in a coming-of-age movie from Gerardo Naranjo, the Mexican filmmaker behind the 2011 film “Miss Bala.” Fanning, who starred opposite Sean Penn at age eight in “I Am Sam” in 2001, has been cast as a roadie traveling across America with a punk […]

19.11.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
NY’s Metropolitan Museum celebrates Jewels by JAR

NY’s Metropolitan Museum celebrates Jewels by JAR

(Relaxnews) – The famed New York City art and design museum is hosting an exhibition of over 400 pieces by renowned Paris-based jewelry designer Joel A. Rosenthal. The Metropolitan Museum will celebrate the work of JAR in a detailed retrospective set to open November 20 and running through March 9 next year. Based in Paris since the late […]

19.11.2013 · Filled under: Art, Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
Singapore champions sanitation on first World Toilet Day

Singapore champions sanitation on first World Toilet Day

(SINGAPORE-AFP) – Singapore called Tuesday for greater efforts to improve sanitation in developing countries as it celebrated the inaugural UN World Toilet Day, an initiative by the cleanliness-obsessed island republic. Grace Fu, second minister for the environment and water resources, told a conference on the subject that 80 percent of an estimated 2.5 billion people […]

19.11.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
150th Birth Anniversary of Andres Bonifacio

150th Birth Anniversary of Andres Bonifacio

19.11.2013 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Local Fitness Expert To Hold A Charity Bootcamp To Help The Victims Of Typhoon Haiyan In The Philippines

Local Fitness Expert To Hold A Charity Bootcamp To Help The Victims Of Typhoon Haiyan In The Philippines

San Diego, California – During the months of November and December, Danny Short, San Diego’s top personal trainer, will launch a Fitness boot camp training dedicated to helping the victims of the typhoon Haiyan that struck the island of the Philippines a few weeks back.. “The purpose of this boot camp training is to raise […]

19.11.2013 · Filled under: Happenings ·
People unswayed by calorie counts in fast food restaurants: study

People unswayed by calorie counts in fast food restaurants: study

(Relaxnews) – While the high calorie counts of artery-clogging fast foods are often printed right in front of our eyes, most people ignore them and go ahead and order their burgers and fries anyway, a new study finds. New York University School of Medicine polled 2,000 Philadelphia fast food customers, aged 18 to 64, finding […]

18.11.2013 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Online ·
Katy Perry atop global social media chart: Starcount

Katy Perry atop global social media chart: Starcount

(Relaxnews) – Katy Perry tops the Starcount global social media chart from November 11-17, a week that started with chatter following the MTV EMAs and ended with a TV appearance by Lady Gaga. 1. Katy Perry Katy Perry gained over 500,000 new Twitter followers over the past week and more than 240,000 Instagram followers. She also gained […]

18.11.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online ·
Lee Pace enters Lance Armstrong biopic

Lee Pace enters Lance Armstrong biopic

(Relaxnews) – The American actor will join Ben Foster and Chris O’Dowd on the set of this Stephen Frears feature, according to Thewrap.com. Lee Pace, introduced to US audiences through his role on “Pushing Daisies,” has joined the cast of this still untitled feature, produced by Working Title and StudioCanal. The actor’s role in the […]

18.11.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film ·
Hugh Jackman considers another musical

Hugh Jackman considers another musical

(Relaxnews) – After showing his vocal prowess in “Les Misérables,” the Australian actor may join the cast of another film adaptation of a Broadway musical, titled “The Drowsy Chaperone.” Hugh Jackman, who recently appeared in the drama “Prisoners,” plans to continue his eclectic career through a role in a musical comedy. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, […]

18.11.2013 · Filled under: Art, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Angeline Jolie gets honorary Oscar for humanitarian work

Angeline Jolie gets honorary Oscar for humanitarian work

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – A-list movie star Angelina Jolie was awarded an honorary Oscar for her humanitarian work late Saturday at the Governors Awards ceremony in Hollywood. Veteran actress Angela Lansbury, comedian Steve Martin, and Italian costume designer Pietro Tosi also received awards at the annual ceremony organized by the Board of Governors of the Academy […]

18.11.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Julia Barretto: I’m a KathNiel fan!

Julia Barretto: I’m a KathNiel fan!

SHOWBIZ newbie Julia Barretto clarified that Daniel Padilla did not visit her on the set of her newest Kapamilya television series “Mirabella.” The 16-year-old said Daniel came not to see her and she was not on the set of the program when the actor dropped by for a visit. “Hindi totoo ‘yun kasi wala akong […]

18.11.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Subaru chooses LA for Legacy concept unveiling

Subaru chooses LA for Legacy concept unveiling

(Relaxnews) – Subaru’s new concept was created to celebrate the Legacy’s 25th anniversary and will serve as a guide for the model’s future design direction. The Japanese carmaker with a penchant for four-wheel-drive, turbocharging, boxer engines and winning world rally championships has been quiet of late but this year has sprung back into action. Its […]

18.11.2013 · Filled under: Motoring ·
2013 saw the rise of video apps

2013 saw the rise of video apps

(Relaxnews) – This year was characterized by a boom in mobile apps for editing and sharing short videos. Today, major online video platforms YouTube and DailyMotion, in addition to newcomers Vine and Instagram (previously specialized in photos), all offer easy-to-use tools for editing videos and uploading them to the web. Vine Launched in January 2013, […]

18.11.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Take a book, leave a book: tiny libraries thrive in US

Take a book, leave a book: tiny libraries thrive in US

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Technology has given readers new ways to curl up with a good book, but the latest trend in Washington is surprisingly old-school: “little libraries,” stuffed with paperbacks, cropping up on front lawns. There’s no card catalogue or late fees. The informal lending libraries work under a simple principle: “take a book, return a […]

18.11.2013 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Home & Garden ·
South Korea’s growing ‘kimchi deficit’

South Korea’s growing ‘kimchi deficit’

(SEOUL-AFP) – It’s kimchi-making season in South Korea, with households across the country preparing and laying down stocks of the ubiquitous spicy side-dish for the coming winter. But many foreign visitors, including the most intrepid foodies, will probably leave without ever tasting a Korean-made version of the national dish of fermented, chili-soused cabbage. That might […]

18.11.2013 · Filled under: Asian News, Destinations, Food & Dining ·
ABS-CBN Mounts All-Star Benefit Concert for Earthquake and ‘Yolanda’ Survivors

ABS-CBN Mounts All-Star Benefit Concert for Earthquake and ‘Yolanda’ Survivors

“Tulong Na, Tabang Na, Tayo Na: An All-Star Benefit Concert” to be staged on Saturday at the Big Dome…” ABS-CBN will stage a star-studded benefit concert on Saturday, November 16 at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum to raise funds for the survivors of all calamity-stricken areas in the country, including Cebu and Bohol that were hit by […]

18.11.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Filipino Actor, Raymond Bagatsing, to be honored at OneFilAm Festival

Filipino Actor, Raymond Bagatsing, to be honored at OneFilAm Festival

Raymond Bagatsing, one of the Philippines’ most celebrated super stars and a multi-award winning actor, will be the honorary guest at the OneFilAm Festival on November 16th, in Hollywood, California. He’ll receive a ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’, as a highly regarded Filipino actor, for his contribution to film.  Being in the spotlight comes naturally to Mr Bagatsing, who comes from […]

16.11.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Happenings ·
ABS-CBN FOUNDATION INTERNATIONAL SAGIP KAPAMILYA – For U.S. & Canada -Telethon EXTENDED!

ABS-CBN FOUNDATION INTERNATIONAL SAGIP KAPAMILYA – For U.S. & Canada -Telethon EXTENDED!

Due to high call demand, TFC is extending the hours of  Sagip Kapamilya Telethon for Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) until 10:30 pm Pacific / 1:30 am Eastern. Call the HOTLINE : 1 (877) 992-2429  to make your donation.   Magkasama tayo sa kwento ng pagbangon! Share/Post/Tweet #TFC #SagipKapamilya Telethon EXTENSION for #YolandaPH #TyphoonHaiyan till 1030pm Pacific/130am Eastern. HOTLINE to DONATE: 1-877-992-2429 ABS-CBN International’s StarKargo accepts In-Kind Donations The following […]

16.11.2013 · Filled under: Promotions, Services ·
Ker-pow! Batkid saves Gotham City, wins Obama praise

Ker-pow! Batkid saves Gotham City, wins Obama praise

(SAN FRANCISCO-AFP) – A five-year-old boy recovering from cancer became a superhero for a day Friday, as San Francisco transformed itself into Gotham City and thousands turned out to see the Batkid fly to the rescue. Even President Barack Obama got in on the act after the story went viral, sending pint-size caped crusader Miles […]

16.11.2013 · Filled under: Books, Destinations, Entertainment, Health & Fitness, Offbeat ·
VOICES FOR HOPE Fundraising Concert for Yolanda/Haiyan Victims to be held on Nov 17 Sunday

VOICES FOR HOPE Fundraising Concert for Yolanda/Haiyan Victims to be held on Nov 17 Sunday

Filipino-American Talents will perform at 4pm at White Memorial SDA Church in Los Angeles Everyone wants to help – the unimaginable destruction is hard to absorb, unfathomable and unbelievable. But indeed it is the painful truth for our countrymen back in Tacloban/Leyte. Thus, there was an overflowing of support from the Filipino-American Community and various […]

16.11.2013 · Filled under: Happenings ·
L’Oréal Professional launches hair chalk

L’Oréal Professional launches hair chalk

(Relaxnews) – L’Oréal has joined the trend for hair chalking with a line-up of fun temporary colors designed to mimic the way women change their nail polish. The colors are applied to hair as a liquid, then dry to a powdery finish. The product washes out with shampoo, and the colors can be mixed to […]

16.11.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Online, Photos, Videos ·
Food agenda: Beaujolais Nouveau release

Food agenda: Beaujolais Nouveau release

(Relaxnews) – Here’s a look at the major ongoing and upcoming food-related events around the world. Good Food Month November Melbourne, Australia Food lovers can find gourmet inspiration with sessions like dinners under $30, pop-up parties and a noodle night market. Star chef appearances this year include René Redzepi and Alex Atala. While Good Food […]

16.11.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
British experts warn of rise in genital cosmetic surgery

British experts warn of rise in genital cosmetic surgery

(LONDON-AFP) – British gynaecologists warned on Friday that increasing numbers of teenage girls and women are undergoing genital cosmetic surgery, driven in part by unrealistic images of how they should look based on pornography. The state-funded National Health Service (NHS) performed more than 2,000 labial reduction procedures — labiaplasties — in 2010, a five-fold increase […]

16.11.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Health & Fitness ·
THE 12th GAWAD AMERIKA AWARDS Recognizing Only The Best of The Filipino-American Talents

THE 12th GAWAD AMERIKA AWARDS Recognizing Only The Best of The Filipino-American Talents

WHAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO KNOW? By: Jennifer Stein-New York News Flash The Organization: The Gawad Amerika started in 1996 as a civic organization called the “Gawad Amerika Foundation” (GAF). It was founded by its Chairman of the Board and civic leader, Charles Simbulan who has a strong and dynamic vision of helping and cultivating the talents of young […]

16.11.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Happenings ·
TFC-ABS-CBN International Sagip Kapamilya Typhoon Yolanda – U.S. & Canada – EXTENDED

TFC-ABS-CBN International Sagip Kapamilya Typhoon Yolanda – U.S. & Canada – EXTENDED

Open signals, FREE Phone Calls, Donation for New Subs; Tulong Na, Tabang Na, Tayo Na T-shirts CANADA OPEN TFC SIGNAL plus ADDITIONAL donation per new TFC sub * Rogers TV (Channel 871) – Ontario, will also open the signal till November 24. * City West Cable in Northern British Columbia, who has their signal open […]

16.11.2013 · Filled under: Services ·
Fundraiser for UNICEF’s Disaster Relief Efforts in the Philippines

Fundraiser for UNICEF’s Disaster Relief Efforts in the Philippines

Urgent funding needed for food, medicine, clean water, and sanitation LOS ANGELES (November 15th, 2013) – In the wake of Super Typhoon Haiyan, the strongest tropical cyclone ever recorded, an estimated 100,000 children under the age of five and 60,000 pregnant or nursing mothers were displaced. In the hardest hit areas, more than 3,000 schools and 2,400 […]

16.11.2013 · Filled under: Services ·
Great way to Experience Korea: Koreastay

Great way to Experience Korea: Koreastay

For anyone who wants to visit Korea at a competitive price and also experience the family culture of Korea first hand, this is the perfect program. In a nutshell, this program provides Korean families who welcome foreign tourists for short/extended stay at their homes. Of course, each of these homes are carefully examined and certified […]

16.11.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Promotions ·
Classical and contemporary art merges with high fashion in Icon Shoes’ latest collection

Classical and contemporary art merges with high fashion in Icon Shoes’ latest collection

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (November 12, 2013) – Throughout the ages a wide variety of art forms have existed, each exhibiting its own unique personal style, ecclectic inspiration and cultural influence. One of the most interesting aspects of the evolution of art is the fusing together of different media, or the method of combining one or […]

15.11.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·

Philippine Typhoon Relief Donation Drive Drop-Off Rally Set for Wednesday, Nov. 20 at the Rose Bowl

Los Angeles, November 14, 2013 – Filipino American Television (FilAm TV) along with the Office of Vice-Mayor Jacque Robinson, City of Pasadena, Victory Cargo, the American Red Cross, and PNB-Remittance Centers Inc announced today that monetary donations and donations for canned goods, non-perishable food, toiletries, and clothes will be accepted for free shipment directly to […]

15.11.2013 · Filled under: Happenings, Hometown, Local News, News ·
Aquino to First World: End climate change

Aquino to First World: End climate change

MANILA (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III has urged countries “contributing immensely to the global warning” to have a sense of moral responsibility and help end climate change. “To that most-developed countries that are contributing immensely to the global warming, there has to be a sense of moral responsibility that what they wreak is playing […]

15.11.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
US carrier arrives with aid mass burial begins

US carrier arrives with aid mass burial begins

By Cecil Morella TACLOBAN, November 14, 2013 (AFP) – A huge US aircraft carrier arrived off the coast of the typhoon-hit Philippines Thursday, offering hope of a dramatic uptick in aid to destitute survivors as officials buried scores of rotting corpses. The USS George Washington, with 5,000 sailors aboard, headed an eight-strong flotilla of US […]

15.11.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
AT&T offers billing relief for customers calling and texting family, friends in PHL

AT&T offers billing relief for customers calling and texting family, friends in PHL

Telecom giant announces $25,000 donation to AmeriCares to support relief efforts  DALLAS – AT&T* is implementing international calling and texting relief efforts for U.S. residential wireless and wireline customers trying to connect with loved ones in the Philippines, following the recent devastating typhoon. Effective November 8, and continuing through November 30, AT&T wireless postpaid customers will not be charged […]

15.11.2013 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
‘Modernist Cuisine at Home’ released as digital cookbook

‘Modernist Cuisine at Home’ released as digital cookbook

(Relaxnews) – The at-home version of a culinary encyclopedia that’s been described as the “cookbook to end all cookbooks” has been released as an e-book that includes features like yield conversions, video tutorials and more than 1,680 photos. It’s the latest extension for “Modernist Cuisine,” a magnum opus which was originally released in 2011 as […]

Surprise: Fast food meals are more caloric than you think

Surprise: Fast food meals are more caloric than you think

(Relaxnews) – A new study from Harvard Medical School finds that fast food restaurant meals are actually even bigger calorie bombs than you think they are. And yes, Subway fans, that includes you. On Thursday, LiveScience reported on the new study, which queried more than 3,000 customers of all ages at various fast food chains in New […]

15.11.2013 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Swedish ice hotel to install fire alarms

Swedish ice hotel to install fire alarms

(STOCKHOLM-AFP) – A famous hotel rebuilt every winter in northern Sweden using only ice said Thursday it would install fire alarms this year. The hotel, located in the small Arctic town of Jukkasjaervi, is following a request by the authorities to guarantee the safety of its guests. “We were a little surprised at first, but […]

15.11.2013 · Filled under: Destinations ·
Most blogged artists: M83, Marissa Nadler

Most blogged artists: M83, Marissa Nadler

(Relaxnews) – French electro artist M83, aka Anthony Gonzalez, takes a top spot in the Hype Machine’s most blogged artists chart on November 14, and Boston-based singer Marissa Nadler appears with a first track off her upcoming album. M83 has just shared “Ali & Matthias,” part of his score for the film “You and the […]

15.11.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online ·
Trailer: Shailene Woodley combats conformity in ‘Divergent’

Trailer: Shailene Woodley combats conformity in ‘Divergent’

(Relaxnews) – Fans of Veronica Roth’s bestselling trilogy can now watch the first full-length trailer for the film adaptation, which arrives in American theaters on March 21, 2014. Nearly three months after releasing the first teaser for the film, Summit Entertainment has presented a trailer of over two minutes, revealing more about the plot of […]

15.11.2013 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Trailer: Russell Crowe faces the flood in ‘Noah’

Trailer: Russell Crowe faces the flood in ‘Noah’

(Relaxnews) – Paramount Pictures has released the first trailer for Darren Aronofsky’s dramatic biblical saga. The new trailer, in just over two minutes, provides the first extended look at “Noah,” which promises to be one of the most riveting and surprising films of next spring. The footage suggests that the director of “The Fountain” and […]

15.11.2013 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online ·
Grammys organizers announce TV tribute to Beatles

Grammys organizers announce TV tribute to Beatles

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Grammys organizers announced Thursday plans for a tribute show to the Beatles on the 50th anniversary of their iconic Ed Sullivan show appearance, with today’s top stars performing Fab Four hits. The Recording Academy, which organizes music’s equivalent of the Oscars, will bring together artists in Los Angeles the day after the […]

15.11.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·

Help us raise $10,000 for Philippine Storm Relief

The typhoon in the Philippines has affected thousands overseas and right here in the U.S. As a company, we at Air & Water have decided to help aid in the relief efforts for the disaster in the Philippines. For two days we will be donating 10% of our gross sales to the American Red Cross. […]

14.11.2013 · Filled under: Happenings, Hometown, Local News, News, Offbeat ·
Tustin Resident, dedicated mom and advocate will walk for son with autism Nov. 16

Tustin Resident, dedicated mom and advocate will walk for son with autism Nov. 16

TUSTIN, CA –Surfer girl and mom to a child with autism, Jennifer Jones knows about the obstacles and challenges of being a family member to a person with autism, and will walk during Orange County Walk Now for Autism Speaks for her son Dylan, 13, on Saturday, November 16, 2013, at the Orange County Great Park, El […]

14.11.2013 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Anne Curtis sells clothes to help Yolanda victims

Anne Curtis sells clothes to help Yolanda victims

ACTRESS Anne Curtis helped raised money for the victims of super typhoon Yolanda in the Visayan region. The “It’s Showtime” host conducted an impromptu garage sale Sunday afternoon at the Market Market in Taguig City. Anne, with the help of her younger sibling Jasmine Curtis-Smith and boyfriend Erwann Heussaff, sold old clothes, shoes, bags and […]

14.11.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Top trend: denim pencil skirts

Top trend: denim pencil skirts

(Relaxnews) – Just like its sibling jeans, denim pencil skirts are endlessly versatile: casual yet sexy, retro yet edgy, paired with summery or cozy tops, it’s a sophisticated wardrobe staple as these Polyvore sets demonstrate. Journey into blue Monki skirt and top, Dr. Martens shoes, Thierry Lasry sunglasses http://www.polyvore.com/white_denim/set?id=94907321   70s styling Burberry London skirt, Raxevsky top, […]

14.11.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Online, Photos ·
Video: Angelina Jolie is ‘Maleficent’ in new teaser

Video: Angelina Jolie is ‘Maleficent’ in new teaser

(Relaxnews) – Disney has released the first footage from its big-budget film, which revisits the legend of Sleeping Beauty from the point of view of the evil sorceress. The video reveals Angelina Jolie in the role of the wicked fairy godmother, Maleficent, a character based on the antagonist in Disney’s animated version of “Sleeping Beauty,” […]

14.11.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Isabel Marant for H&M collection on sale Thursday

Isabel Marant for H&M collection on sale Thursday

(Relaxnews) – After five long months of waiting, fashion connoisseurs will finally be able to shop the most anticipated collection of the year starting on Thursday, November 14. The Isabel Marant for H&M collection was officially presented on October 24 at an exclusive event at the Tennis Club in Paris, which was decorated for the […]

14.11.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Hollywood Stars ·
David Beckham for H&M Bodywear: new pieces for the holidays

David Beckham for H&M Bodywear: new pieces for the holidays

(Relaxnews) – Just ahead of the Christmas holidays, the soccer star H&M Bodywear line is getting new masculine underwear and loungewear pieces. While the David Beckham Bodywear at H&M line consists mainly of boxers and briefs, this latest collection emphasizes clothes for relaxation and sleep. Men looking forward to staying toasty indoors this winter can […]

People’s Core launches Sagip Tuluy-Tuloy Tulong Pilipinas (Stp), 2013

People’s Core launches Sagip Tuluy-Tuloy Tulong Pilipinas (Stp), 2013

The Los Angeles-based non-profit organization, People’s Community Organization for Reform and Empowerment (People’s CORE) along with Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV), KmB / Pro-People Youth, and The Park’s Finest are calling on the community to respond to the recent tragedy in the Philippines caused by Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda, the strongest typhoon ever recorded to hit land. Reports indicate that 10,000 Filipinos have […]

14.11.2013 · Filled under: Services ·
‘Star Wars 7’: Disney opens two major roles to online auditions

‘Star Wars 7’: Disney opens two major roles to online auditions

(Relaxnews) – Young actors and “Star Wars” fans around the world now have a shot at joining the cast of the next episode in one of two major roles through an online audition. Disney decided to cast a wide net for the roles of Rachel and Thomas, two new characters in the Star Wars universe. […]

14.11.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online ·
Less meat, more fruits and vegetables cut diabetes risk: study

Less meat, more fruits and vegetables cut diabetes risk: study

(Relaxnews) – A large-scale new study finds that cutting down on meat and dairy products in favor of fruits and vegetables could dramatically reduce the risk of diabetes. Dr. Françoise Clavel-Chapelon’s team at the Centre for Research in Epidemiology and Population Health in Paris found that animal products, including meat, cheese, and egg yolks, trigger […]

14.11.2013 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Online ·
Sociability may boost your brain: study

Sociability may boost your brain: study

(Relaxnews) – A small new study suggests that the size of your social network may influence the size of your brain. Researchers at Oxford University in the UK found that in a study of 18 men and women, the brains of sociable subjects were bigger and better connected, especially in regions associated with sociability, The […]

14.11.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Online, Science & Technology ·
Britney Spears reveals ‘Britney Jean’ tracklist

Britney Spears reveals ‘Britney Jean’ tracklist

(Relaxnews) – The full track listing for Britney Spears’s upcoming album has been released via Twitter and reveals collaborations with will.i.am and T.I. “Britney Jean,” due out December 2/3, includes Spears’s two latest singles, “Work B**ch” and “Perfume,” as well as a second version of “Perfume” and a track featuring her sister, Jamie Lynn. It […]

14.11.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online ·
TFC to Hold Live Telethon Fundraiser for Sagip Kapamilya in U.S. & Canada on November 13-14

TFC to Hold Live Telethon Fundraiser for Sagip Kapamilya in U.S. & Canada on November 13-14

Dubbed “Magkasama Tayo sa Kuwento ng Pagbangon”, telethon to raise funds for Typhoon Haiyan victims in the Philippines Nov. 13, 2013 – REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — ABS-CBN International’s The Filipino Channel (TFC) in U.S. and Canada and ABS-CBN Foundation International take its relief efforts a big step further for victims of the devastating Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) in the Philippines […]

13.11.2013 · Filled under: Services ·
Rayver approves of rumored Matteo-Sarah romance

Rayver approves of rumored Matteo-Sarah romance

Rayver Cruz expressed support for his friend Matteo Guidicelli, who is now being romantically linked to Sarah Geronimo, who was once also involved with the actor-dancer. “Basta kung saan masaya ang bawat isa. Si Matt, nakikita kong masaya si Matt ngayon kapag dumarating sa shooting so happy ako,” Cruz said. The actor also stressed that […]

13.11.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Obama blames Republicans for putting brakes on economy

Obama blames Republicans for putting brakes on economy

NEW ORLEANS (AFP) – President Barack Obama Friday accused Republicans of slamming on the brakes every time the US economy is set to take off, as he cheered jobs and growth data that defied expectations. Obama traveled to the port city of New Orleans and warned that a government shutdown last month, which he blamed […]

13.11.2013 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Expect increasingly violent cyclones, weather experts warn

Expect increasingly violent cyclones, weather experts warn

By Jean-Louis Pany PARIS (AFP) – Meteorologists have yet to formally link global warming to typhoons like the one that devastated the Philippines, but they expect increasingly extreme weather phenomena due to a rise in ocean temperatures. The trail of death and destruction left in the wake of Super Typhoon Haiyan was at the forefront […]

13.11.2013 · Filled under: Environment, Science & Technology, World News ·
Filipino-American Community Pitches in Relief Efforts

Filipino-American Community Pitches in Relief Efforts

Washington, DC–While people in the Visayas are starting to get back on their feet in the wake of super typhoon Yolanda which hit the Philippines on November 9, Filipinos in the US are doing what they can to help kababayans affected by the typhoon. The US Philippines Society, a private sector initiative organized to broaden […]

13.11.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
Campari unveils 2014 celebrity calendar starring Uma Thurman

Campari unveils 2014 celebrity calendar starring Uma Thurman

(Relaxnews) – The famous Italian beverage has presented the images from its latest celebrity calendar. This 15th edition highlights the classic beauty of one of Quentin Tarantino’s muses, Uma Thurman, and the theme “Worldwide Celebrations.” The images were shot by photographer Koto Bolofo. Each month within the calendar honors a particular culture and one of […]

New World Trade Center deemed tallest US skyscraper

New World Trade Center deemed tallest US skyscraper

(CHICAGO-AFP) – New York’s new One World Trade Center will be the tallest US skyscraper when it is completed, topping the former Sears Tower in Chicago, a panel of architects decided Tuesday. Architects at the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat agreed that the trade center’s 124.4 meter (408 foot) antenna was a permanent […]

12.11.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, U.S. News ·
Most blogged artists: Metronomy, Snowbird

Most blogged artists: Metronomy, Snowbird

(Relaxnews) – Metronomy, the project of British singer/songwriter/instrumentalist Joseph Mount, is on the Hype Machine’s most blogged artists chart on November 12, while edging into the top ten is Snowbird — Cocteau Twins’ Simon Raymonde and singer/songwriter Stephanie Dosen. Metronomy has announced a new album, “Love Letters,” due out in March, and bloggers are sharing […]

12.11.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online ·
Spike Jonze’s ‘Her’, the real passions of virtual love

Spike Jonze’s ‘Her’, the real passions of virtual love

(ROME-AFP) – US director Spike Jonze’s latest flick “Her”, in competition at Rome’s film festival this week, is a witty, poignant tale of love between a man and a disembodied voice which explores the staggering potential of technology but also its limits. The film, which had its European premiere at the festival on Sunday, sees […]

12.11.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Victoria’s Secret runway show: what to expect

Victoria’s Secret runway show: what to expect

(Relaxnews) – This year’s Victoria’s Secret show is set to be another barnstormer as some of the fashion world’s biggest names hit the runway in the American lingerie label’s annual extravaganza. Brazilian duo Alessandra Ambrósio and Adriana Lima will be strutting their stuff, and Lima has already been snapped at her fittings for the 2013 edition, wearing […]

Naomi Campbell portrait to raise funds for Typhoon Haiyan victims

Naomi Campbell portrait to raise funds for Typhoon Haiyan victims

(Relaxnews) – The British supermodel has sprung into action to help raise money for the victims of the recent Asian disaster. The enormous Asian typhoon has displaced more than 800,000 people, according to the United Nations, and killed around 10,000. So to help raise money, fashion photographer John-Paul Pietrus had Campbell sit for a special […]

12.11.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, International Stars, Online ·
Is your daily multivitamin doing any good?

Is your daily multivitamin doing any good?

(Relaxnews) – While plenty of us dutifully pop a daily multivitamin, new research suggests that the benefits of doing so are a little lacking. Certainly your best bet is to eat a healthful diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and legumes, experts say, but millions of people shell out billions in cash on vitamins […]

12.11.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Online ·
Exercise can reduce depression in teens: study

Exercise can reduce depression in teens: study

(Relaxnews) – A very small new study suggests that exercise could help teens fend off depression. The British study involved three boys and 10 girls with depression who were enrolled in workouts with trainers three times a week for three months, HealthDay reports. Teens were also encouraged to exercise 30 minutes a day on most other days. […]

12.11.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·
One Direction releasing album on Nov. 25, planning 2014 stadium tour

One Direction releasing album on Nov. 25, planning 2014 stadium tour

(Relaxnews) – On November 25, fans of the British boy band will celebrate the release of “Midnight Memories,” available for pre-order since September. The young superstars have also announced a worldwide stadium tour for 2014. One Direction released their single “Best Song Ever” this summer, sparking a worldwide controversy that found its expression through social […]

12.11.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online, Videos ·
Garden Grove Resident and Autism Speech and Behavior Expert Walks in Support of Nephews and Cousins with Autism

Garden Grove Resident and Autism Speech and Behavior Expert Walks in Support of Nephews and Cousins with Autism

GARDEN GROVE, CA– Garden Grove resident Julie Chau Diep, 37, speech-language pathologist and Founder of OC Autism, knows about the obstacles and challenges of being a family member and therapist to those affected by autism, and will walk in support of the autism community during Orange County Walk Now for Autism Speaks, Saturday, November 16, 2013, at the Orange County […]

12.11.2013 · Filled under: Happenings ·
US troops shocked by devastation

US troops shocked by devastation

By Jason Gutierrez TACLOBAN, November 11, 2013 (AFP) – US Marines Monday expressed shock at the devastation unleashed by Super Typhoon Haiyan after they flew into a ravaged central Philippines island where General Douglas MacArthur famously fulfilled his vow: “I shall return.” About 90 US personnel based in Japan arrived in the city of Tacloban […]

12.11.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
UN climate talks open amid ‘sobering’ typhoon

UN climate talks open amid ‘sobering’ typhoon

By Mary Sibierski WARSAW, November 11, 2013 (AFP) – Nations launched a new round of talks Monday for a 2015 deal to cut Earth-warming greenhouse gas emissions, in the aftermath of a devastating Philippines typhoon the UN’s climate chief labelled “sobering”. Christiana Figueres urged progress at the notoriously fractious talks amid a slew of new […]

12.11.2013 · Filled under: Environment, Science & Technology, World News ·
Cyclone, hurricane, typhoon: Different names, same phenomenon

Cyclone, hurricane, typhoon: Different names, same phenomenon

PARIS  (AFP) – They may have different names according to the region they hit, but typhoons, hurricanes and cyclones are all violent tropical storms that can generate 10 times as much energy as the Hiroshima atomic bomb. The typhoon that devastated the Philippines, wiping out entire towns with a death toll that could soar well […]

12.11.2013 · Filled under: Environment, Science & Technology ·
‘Deeply saddened’ pope urges Catholics to help PHL

‘Deeply saddened’ pope urges Catholics to help PHL

VATICAN CITY (AFP) – Pope Francis on Sunday asked Catholics to provide “concrete help” to the hundreds of thousands of people made homeless in the typhoon-ravaged Philippines, and to include them in their prayers. More than 60,000 people joined the pope in his own prayer for the victims during his traditional Sunday mass in St […]

12.11.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Loan Modification vs. Bankruptcy

Loan Modification vs. Bankruptcy

If you are having a hard time making ends meet and paying your monthly mortgage, you may wondering what to do. People who are having a hard time making their mortgage payments often rely heavily on credit cards, which eventually reach their limit. This of course creates even a bigger problem. While a loan modification […]

12.11.2013 · Filled under: Atty. Paul M. Allen ·
Philippine elite fight ageing with stem cell therapy

Philippine elite fight ageing with stem cell therapy

(MANILA-AFP) – Cynthia Carrion-Norton flits high-heeled around the Philippine capital with energy levels belying her years, thankful for a controversial treatment she highly recommends to fellow sixty-somethings. Carrion-Norton, 66, a member of the Philippine Olympic Committee and a former undersecretary for medical tourism, credits her vitality to adult stem cell therapy. “The day I got […]

12.11.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Health & Fitness, Philippine News ·
Coleen: Ako na lang parati ang third party

Coleen: Ako na lang parati ang third party

Coleen Garcia has grown tired over accusations that she was the reason why Billy Crawford and Nikki Gil ended their relationship. Garcia said she no longer gets bothered by insinuations that she caused the breakup of the former celebrity couple. “Ako na lang parati ang third party. Iyon naman ang akala nila eh, na ahas […]

12.11.2013 · Filled under: News ·
TFC Connects Filipino Americans to their Homeland by Opening Signal during Crisis

TFC Connects Filipino Americans to their Homeland by Opening Signal during Crisis

First Responders Include Bright House Networks, Hawaiian Telcom and Time Warner Cable CENTENNIAL, CO. November 11, 2013 – International Media Distribution (IMD) today announced the early results of their appeal for operators to open the signal to TFC (The Filipino Channel) in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan. During relief efforts of one of the world’s biggest storms, TFC has been providing […]

12.11.2013 · Filled under: Services ·
EU mobilizes P600M for Yolanda victims

EU mobilizes P600M for Yolanda victims

MANILA, Nov 11 (Mabuhay) — The European Union on Monday said it has mobilized P600 million in humanitarian assistance to the Philippines for the areas ravaged by Typhoon Yolanda. EU Development Commissioner Andris Piebalgs said he convened an emergency meeting with EU ambassadors in Manila to discuss the extent of the devastation in Visayas and […]

11.11.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Ariella Arida is Miss Universe 3rd runner-up

Ariella Arida is Miss Universe 3rd runner-up

MANILA, Nov 10 (Mabuhay) – The country is yet to produce our third Miss Universe crown after Laguna-born beauty Ariella Arida failed to win the coveted title. The 24-year-old finished third runner-up in the annual international beauty competition held Sunday morning (Manila time) at Crocus City Hall in Moscow, Russia. The competition was bested by […]

11.11.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Australia gives $10M to typhoon-hit PH

Australia gives $10M to typhoon-hit PH

SYDNEY, Nov 11 (Mabuhay) — Australia boosted its funding for relief efforts in the Philippines to Aus$10 million (US$9.38 million) on Monday with Foreign Minister Julie Bishop describing the unfolding tragedy as “absolutely devastating”. “Reports continue to come in that this is a disaster on a massive scale,” Bishop told reporters. Australia donated an immediate […]

11.11.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Donations for typhoon victims in the Philippines

Donations for typhoon victims in the Philippines

UPDATES ON TYPHOON YOLANDA (Typhoon Haiyan) Los Angeles, 08 November 2013 – The Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles wishes to inform the public that according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), as of 08 November 2013 in Manila, the Typhoon Yolanda, internationally known as Haiyan has an equivalent to a […]

11.11.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Super Typhoon kills 10,000 in one Philippine city: UN

Super Typhoon kills 10,000 in one Philippine city: UN

UNITED NATIONS, November 11, 2013 (AFP) – The United Nations warned Monday of a quickly mounting death toll from the Philippines super typhoon with 10,000 feared killed in the worst-hit city of Tacloban alone. The United Nations was “expecting the worst” over the final body count, one top UN humanitarian official said. John Ging, UN humanitarian operations director, said […]

11.11.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
ISS crew returns to Earth with Olympic torch

ISS crew returns to Earth with Olympic torch

(MOSCOW-AFP) – Three astronauts returned to Earth on Monday after a 166-day mission, bringing the Olympic torch back from the International Space Station after a historic space walk. The trip completed the most ambitious leg of Russia’s unparallelled torch relay in the run-up to the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi in February. The Soyuz capsule […]

Miss Dior fragrance gets Paris exhibition

Miss Dior fragrance gets Paris exhibition

(Relaxnews) – The first perfume created by Christian Dior in 1947 is, 66 years later, an olfactory icon and the subject of a special retrospective exhibit at the Galerie Courbe of Paris’s Grand Palais, from November 13 to 25. The exhibition “Esprit Dior, Miss Dior” turns the spotlight on the French brand’s signature fragrance as […]

Japan PM Abe rides around Tokyo in self-driving vehicles

Japan PM Abe rides around Tokyo in self-driving vehicles

(TOKYO-AFP) – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe took a ride in several self-driving vehicles on the public roads in the capital on Saturday, showcasing the technology ahead of Tokyo Motor Show. Abe tried auto-piloting vehicles from Toyota, Honda, and Nissan on the roads around Japan’s National Diet Building, as major international automakers compete with likes […]

11.11.2013 · Filled under: Asian News, Destinations, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
Palace congratulates Arida, Donaire for wins

Palace congratulates Arida, Donaire for wins

MANILA, Nov 10 (Mabuhay) – Malacañang has lauded two Filipinos who won in their respective “battles” Sunday and gave their countrymen reasons to smile in times of crisis. Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte congratulated Miss Philippines Ariella Arida for her 3rd runner up finish in the just-concluded Miss Universe pageant held in Moscow, Russia and […]

11.11.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News, Sports & Recreation ·
Time magazine cover story of ‘Gods of Food’ stokes controversy

Time magazine cover story of ‘Gods of Food’ stokes controversy

(Relaxnews) – Time magazine is getting some flack for what was supposed to be a cover story that celebrated a group of tastemakers they called “The Gods of Food.” The food community is calling the magazine out for the conspicuous absence of any ‘goddess’ chefs. The issue in question is its November 18 publication entitled […]

Celebrity chefs and writers pen food essays for Lonely Planet

Celebrity chefs and writers pen food essays for Lonely Planet

(Relaxnews) – Saveur magazine editor-in-chief James Oseland can recall with clarity the food memory that upended his life and changed his relationship to food. He was 19, traipsing through Southeast Asia where foods were too spicy, too oily, too strange, and so very foreign from the spectrum of flavors he was used to. “…my sense […]

Food agenda: Festival International de la Photographie Culinaire

Food agenda: Festival International de la Photographie Culinaire

(Relaxnews) – Here’s a look at the major ongoing and upcoming food-related events around the world. Good Food Month November Melbourne, Australia Food lovers can find gourmet inspiration with sessions like dinners under $30, pop-up parties and a noodle night market. Star chef appearances this year include René Redzepi and Alex Atala. While Good Food […]

11.11.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Online ·
Yves Saint Laurent presents gold leafed bottle for Opium fragrance

Yves Saint Laurent presents gold leafed bottle for Opium fragrance

(Relaxnews) – After unveiling a gold-colored bottle for a recent collector’s edition of its fragrance, Yves Saint Laurent is taking luxury to a new level with “Opium L’Objet Rare,” a limited edition of just 50 bottles of the perfume, each entirely covered in pure gold. The original bottle has been covered in gold leaf in […]

11.11.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
Get dressed for the gym: four brands to try

Get dressed for the gym: four brands to try

(Relaxnews) – While wearing your boyfriend’s ratty T-shirt was once considered acceptable gym attire, times (and fashions) have changed. With an eye toward urban gym-to-street looks, fit fashionistas don’t need to search too hard to find stylish wear for breaking a sweat. Here is a good start. Carbon38 Los Angeles-based Carbon38, cofounded by former Miami […]

Miley Cyrus lights up a joint and Amsterdam at MTV awards

Miley Cyrus lights up a joint and Amsterdam at MTV awards

(AMSTERDAM-AFP) – US pop sensationalist Miley Cyrus took her publicity-seeking further still on Sunday by smoking a cannabis joint as she received her award for Best Video at the MTV European Music Awards in Amsterdam on Sunday. The evening’s biggest winner was hip-hop icon Eminem who took home two awards, but Cyrus, 20, kept the […]

11.11.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Marvel-ous ‘Thor’ hammers box office rivals

Marvel-ous ‘Thor’ hammers box office rivals

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Marvel superhero Thor hammered his rivals at the North American box office this weekend, estimated figures showed Sunday. “Thor: The Dark World,” the latest blockbuster based on Marvel’s iconic comic book character, took a hefty $86.1 million in its opening weekend, figures from Exhibitor Relations showed. Starring Australian heartthrob Chris Hemsworth as […]

11.11.2013 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Swedish cinemas introduce gender bias film rating

Swedish cinemas introduce gender bias film rating

(STOCKHOLM-AFP) – A cinema group in Sweden has introduced a controversial new gender bias rating to shine a spotlight on sexism in films, but critics on Thursday said the move could lead to self-censorship. To receive the new “A” rating, films must feature at least two named female actors who have a conversation about anything […]

09.11.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·