10-year digital brain project shows first results

10-year digital brain project shows first results

(Miami, United States-AFP) – An ambitious project led by researchers in Switzerland to digitally map the brain released on Thursday its first results, showing a complex view of how the brain is wired. This so-called “first draft” of the computerized reconstruction of a young rat’s neocortex contains over 31,000 neurons, 55 layers of cells and […]

09.10.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
China’s new glass bridge tests courage of tourists

China’s new glass bridge tests courage of tourists

(Pingjiang, China-AFP) – China’s first glass suspension bridge, which dangles 180 metres (594 feet) over a canyon in the central Hunan province, has excited — and terrified — thousands of visitors since opening two weeks ago. “I’m afraid to look down. I can only look straight ahead,” said one young woman crossing the 300-metre long […]

09.10.2015 · Filled under: Asian News, Destinations ·
L.A. City Controller’s audit finds domestic violence programs underfunded, inconsistent

L.A. City Controller’s audit finds domestic violence programs underfunded, inconsistent

Incident location determined which city services survivors received Los Angeles – The City’s domestic violence programs were underfunded, disjointed, and inconsistent across City neighborhoods, according to an audit released today by City Controller Ron Galperin. Galperin released the audit to coincide with the first day of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Controller Galperin’s audit noted […]

09.10.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
U.S. EPA announces availability of $7 million to replace or retrofit old school buses

U.S. EPA announces availability of $7 million to replace or retrofit old school buses

SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is announcing the availability of approximately $7 million in funding for rebates to public and private school bus fleet owners for the replacement and retrofit of older school buses. This is the third rebate program offered under the Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA) to fund cleaner school buses. […]

09.10.2015 · Filled under: Environment, Local News ·
Sarah G talks about upcoming concert

Sarah G talks about upcoming concert

MANILA   (Mabuhay) -– She may be one of the country’s biggest stars but Sarah Geronimo admits that despite her success, she is still discovering her identity as a musical artist. The singer-actress said this will be the theme of her upcoming major concert “Sarah Geronimo from the Top,” which will happen later this year […]

09.10.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Music ·
43 stories by 43 women by former Theresians

43 stories by 43 women by former Theresians

Los Angeles  – A unique collection of personal essays titled Portal (Gateway to Adventure) will be launched on October 11, 2015, Sunday at 3 in the afternoon at the posh Del Rey Yacht Club in Marina del Rey, California. Forty-three stories by forty-three women who are all graduates of St. Theresa’s College, an exclusive girls’ school in the […]

09.10.2015 · Filled under: Books ·
Fil-Am girl shines in SC figure skating scene

Fil-Am girl shines in SC figure skating scene

By Abner Galino A 9-year-old Filipino-American girl from Pasadena is currently making ripples in the figure skating scene here in southern California. Sofia Frank, a preliminary figure skater, currently holds the Sandy Gollihugh Future Star Trophy for a sterling performance at the 2015 Pasadena Figure Skating Club Open Competition. She recently placed second at the […]

09.10.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
Andrea offers ‘Road Trip’

Andrea offers ‘Road Trip’

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Andrea Torres is everywhere these days. Apart from magazine covers, she is also seen on TV via GMA’s “Sunday PinaSaya.” Recently, Andrea and on-screen partner Mikael Daez attended a successful screening of their mini-series, “Blood In Dispute,” in Cambodia which will air in the Philippines later this year. Another milestone is the […]

08.10.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Governor endorses plan to help promote legal services for low-income Californians

Governor endorses plan to help promote legal services for low-income Californians

SACRAMENTO  – Gov. Brown today signed into law a plan to help low-income Californians have greater access to equal justice by using unclaimed funds to help attorneys practice public-interest law. “Every year, thousands of young lawyers graduate from law school with a desire to launch their careers performing public service,” said Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, […]

08.10.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
‘FASO Goes Pops!’ on Nov. 14 at Alex Theater

‘FASO Goes Pops!’ on Nov. 14 at Alex Theater

“FASO Goes Pops!” on November 14 continues the Filipino American Symphony Orchestra’s tradition of presenting quality, entertaining concerts. FASO, returning to the iconic Alex Theatre in Glendale where it earned cheers and praises for its very successful “FASOGoes Broadway” last April, tackles pop music this time. “If the audience enjoyed ‘FASO Goes Broadway,’ this one will bring them to another level […]

08.10.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Happenings, Music ·
Does Yen Santos still have time for love?

Does Yen Santos still have time for love?

Actress Yen Santos is not about to pass up on the many opportunities coming her way. After starring in the hit shows “Oh My G!” and “Pure Love,” Santos is now the female lead in ABS-CBN’s newest drama series “All of Me,” with veteran actor Albert Martinez and heartthrob JM de Guzman. Santos insisted that […]

08.10.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
‘Minority Report’ in line to be the first canceled show of the season

‘Minority Report’ in line to be the first canceled show of the season

(Relaxnews) – Fox’s “Minority Report” series, based on Steven Spielberg’s 2002 film may be the first canceled series of the 2015-2016 television season. “Minority Report” was described as one of the most anticipated series of the season by the press and on social media before its release. The show however, adapted from the feature-length movie […]

08.10.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Porsche turbocharges ahead with new 911 models

Porsche turbocharges ahead with new 911 models

(Relaxnews) – November’s LA auto show will be playing host to three new all-wheel drive Porches with all-new engines and better performance and economy figures. The extra turn of speed that owners will discover in the 2016 Carrera 4, Targa 4 and Carrera 4 Cabriolet is thanks to new force-aspirated engines — i.e., a hefty […]

08.10.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
New Star Wars-themed notebook from HP comes with lightsaber sounds

New Star Wars-themed notebook from HP comes with lightsaber sounds

(Relaxnews) – Brace yourselves Star Wars fans. HP has released a special edition Star Wars notebook that comes preloaded with more than 1,000 images from the film franchise as well as R2-D2 and lightsaber notification sounds. It’s the latest Star Wars merch to be unveiled ahead of the hotly anticipated film release of Episode VII […]

8 top foods for healthy eyes

8 top foods for healthy eyes

(Relaxnews) – World Sight Day takes place this year on October 8, the perfect occasion to review your eye health. Read on for a selection of the most beneficial foods to counter eye disorders and help maintain excellent eyesight. – Fatty fish Rich in omega-3, fatty fish like tuna, herring or sardine (steamed or grilled) […]

08.10.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Jennifer Lopez to host AMAs

Jennifer Lopez to host AMAs

(Relaxnews) – Three-time American Music Awards winner Jennifer Lopez will host the 2015 edition of the show on November 22. The awards ceremony, at which she will also perform selections from January 2016 Las Vegas show “All I Have,” will be preceded by a nominees announcement on October 13th. Of those, six categories will be […]

07.10.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Hollywood Stars, Music ·
BMW takes the fast track to the Tokyo motor show

BMW takes the fast track to the Tokyo motor show

Relaxnews) – BMW has chosen the Tokyo motor show as the event for the global unveiling of its fastest, most potent and one of its most expensive, track-focused, road-legal sportscars in history, the M4 GTS. At the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance back in August, BMW teased what it described as a conceptual hardcore take on […]

07.10.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Movement to award Congressional Gold Medal to Filipino veterans gains ground during Filipino American History Month

Movement to award Congressional Gold Medal to Filipino veterans gains ground during Filipino American History Month

Washington, DC – As Filipino American History Month is commemorated nationwide in October, the movement to recognize Filipino and Filipino-American World War II veterans for their wartime service to the U.S. gains momentum. October is recognized as Filipino American History Month, when the contributions of the Filipino American community are celebrated across the United States. In recent years, […]

07.10.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
Southern California encourages residents to ‘Go Human’

Southern California encourages residents to ‘Go Human’

Agencies across Southern California kick-off community outreach and advertising campaign to promote roadway safety and encourage walking and bicycling LOS ANGELES, CA – The Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) today announced the launch of Go Human, a community outreach and advertising campaign with the goals of reducing traffic collisions in Southern California and encouraging people to walk […]

07.10.2015 · Filled under: Local News, Services ·
Regine Velasquez not yet certain whom to support in 2016 polls

Regine Velasquez not yet certain whom to support in 2016 polls

ASIA’S Songbird Regine Velasquez said she is still undecided on whether she will endorse a presidential candidate in the 2016 elections, saying it’s too early to say who she will vote for. She also has to consult her husband Ogie Alcasid when it comes to politics. “Hindi naman talaga ako nage-endorse. Si PNoy lang talaga […]

07.10.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·