Watch out Mickey: Star Wars theme parks are not ‘far, far away’

Watch out Mickey: Star Wars theme parks are not ‘far, far away’

Anaheim, United States | AFP | REFILES to CLARIFY in intro that these are add-on attractions to existing parks by Veronique DUPONT R2-D2 will be rolling into Mickey Mouse’s neighborhood, Disney announced Saturday, unveiling plans for two huge “Star Wars” attractions at existing theme park venues in Florida and California. With star Harrison Ford on […]

20.08.2015 · Filled under: Art, Entertainment, Film, Happenings, Hollywood Stars ·
Get the holiday makeup look: Bali

Get the holiday makeup look: Bali

(Relaxnews) – The Indonesian island of Bali is a nature-lover’s paradise, but spending days outdoors doesn’t have to mean lowering your beauty game. If you’re heading off to the tropical province then there are a few things you can pack in your makeup bag to keep you looking great on the beach. The most obvious […]

17.08.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Destinations ·
Scientists discover what’s behind going to sleep and waking up

Scientists discover what’s behind going to sleep and waking up

(Relaxnews) – By now, you’ve probably heard about circadian rhythms, but how they work comes down to a question of sodium and potassium, according to a new study. High sodium channel activity in the brain’s circadian neurons could be what wakes us up, while high potassium activity could allow us to sleep, according to the […]

17.08.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Brown signs bill to remove the term ‘alien’ from California Labor Code

Brown signs bill to remove the term ‘alien’ from California Labor Code

‘Outdated and derogatory word no longer appropriate Sacramento  – Governor Jerry Brown today signed SB 432 by Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia), Chair of the Senate Labor and Industrial Relations Committee. The bill modernizes outdated law by deleting the term “alien” from the California Labor Code, as a definition for an immigrant individual. The new law […]

17.08.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Fifteen US states try to block Obama clean power plan

Fifteen US states try to block Obama clean power plan

Washington, United States | AFP |   – Fifteen US states have petitioned a federal court to block new rules by President Barack Obama’s administration to encourage clean power and cut harmful carbon emissions from power plants. The emergency petition to postpone the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA)deadline was filed Thursday by attorneys general in Alabama, […]

17.08.2015 · Filled under: Environment, U.S. News ·
PHL casino operator posts loss after betting on boom

PHL casino operator posts loss after betting on boom

Manila, Philippines | AFP |  – Philippine casino operator Bloomberry Resorts on Thursday reported multi-million dollar losses as costs soared from the expansion of its Manila operation as well as pioneering investments in South Korea. Bloomberry, operator of Manila’s Solaire casino, swung into the red with an after-tax net loss of 786.55 million pesos ($17 […]

17.08.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Vina Morales says she’s ready for love

Vina Morales says she’s ready for love

VINA Morales admitted that she is now ready to fall in love. Morales said that she dated a guy for a while but didn’t reach the serious point. “I am ready for love. Parang napakatagal naman…napakatagal dumating ng guy na ‘yon!” she said. If that time comes, the singer-actress said she might prioritize her love […]

17.08.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
President closely watching possible impact of El Niño

President closely watching possible impact of El Niño

MANILA, Aug 15 (Mabuhay) — President Benigno S. Aquino III is closely watching the onslaught of El Niño in the country especially in the agriculture sector, which may impact on food production, a Palace official said on Saturday. “First of all, let me say that the President has been watching the situation carefully; meaning, even […]

15.08.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Bugatti releases teaser for new model, #imaginEBugatti

Bugatti releases teaser for new model, #imaginEBugatti

(Relaxnews) – Speculation is rife after Bugatti released a short video hinting about the successor of its legendary Veyron. The video, released on August 13, features just 35 seconds of road surface paired with an intriguing voiceover that begins with, “A new chapter begins, join us. In the endless hunt for speed the horizon beckons… I go […]

15.08.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring, Online, Videos ·
(Red) charity secures partnership with Fresh Beauty for new lip treatment

(Red) charity secures partnership with Fresh Beauty for new lip treatment

(Relaxnews) – Bono and Bobby Shriver’s AIDS charity (Red) is teaming up with luxury cosmetics company Fresh Beauty on a new collaboration. The beauty brand has revamped its signature Sugar Lip Treatment Sunscreen SPF 15, which normally retails for $22.50, to create a limited-edition Red version, reports Women’s Wear Daily (WWD). The Suga(Red) Lip Treatment SPF […]

15.08.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
More evidence that fried food raises heart attack risk

More evidence that fried food raises heart attack risk

(Miami-AFP) – People who eat lots of fried food and sugary drinks have a 56 percent higher risk of heart disease compared to those who eat healthier, US researchers said Monday. The findings in Circulation, a journal of the American Heart Association, were based on a six-year study of more than 17,000 people in the […]

15.08.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
Basketball: Adidas sign James Harden to ‘$200 million deal’

Basketball: Adidas sign James Harden to ‘$200 million deal’

(Frankfurt, Germany-AFP) – German sports giant Adidas on Thursday agreed a sponsorship deal with NBA superstar James Harden which was reported to be worth $200 million in a major blow to heavyweight rivals Nike. The contract for the 25-year-old Houston Rockets star takes effect from October 1 and is understood to span 13 years. Adidas […]

15.08.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, International Stars, Sports & Recreation ·
Elvis’s jewelry, outfits fetch surprisingly high bids

Elvis’s jewelry, outfits fetch surprisingly high bids

(New York-AFP) – Outfits and jewelry from Elvis Presley fetched higher than expected bids at the latest auction of memorabilia from the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll. The auction at the annual “Elvis Week” fan gathering at the late music great’s Graceland estate in Memphis racked up $950,000 in sales of 160 items, all from […]

15.08.2015 · Filled under: Art, Entertainment, Hollywood Stars ·
Obama reveals classic US tastes in Spotify playlists

Obama reveals classic US tastes in Spotify playlists

(Washington-AFP) – US President Barack Obama has lifted any remaining secrecy on his musical tastes, revealing that his favorite artists tend to be classics, are sometimes his political supporters and are overwhelmingly American. Obama, on vacation in the upscale resort of Martha’s Vineyard, shared his current listening habits by releasing two playlists on Spotify, the […]

15.08.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online ·
Lean kids could have a dietary tweak to thank

Lean kids could have a dietary tweak to thank

(Relaxnews) – Tree nuts, seeds and fatty fish are full of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) and a new study suggests kids who reported eating more of them had less body and belly fat than those who didn’t. The ratio of PUFAs to saturated fatty acids (SFAs) was an important factor, for kids who consumed more […]

15.08.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Woman’s best friend: MAC introduces AW15 beauty collection inspired by dogs

Woman’s best friend: MAC introduces AW15 beauty collection inspired by dogs

(Relaxnews) – Everyone knows that dogs make the best fashion accessories, but now the clever canines have gone one step further by inspiring a whole new beauty collection — specifically MAC’s Autumn/Winter 2015 cosmetics line. “Haute Dogs” is the latest high-pedigree collection from the beauty brand, inspired by the “buttery fur tones” of fashionable pooches. […]

15.08.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
Samsung teases new Gear smartwatch in modern fashion shoot

Samsung teases new Gear smartwatch in modern fashion shoot

(Relaxnews) – At its Unpacked 2015 event, Samsung teased its new Gear S2 smartwatch and then followed with an advertizing ‘lookbook’. On August 13, Samsung teased a brief image of the new Gear S2 smartwatch during its Samsung Unpacked event in New York. Shortly after the announcement, the company tweeted a link to a fashion […]

15.08.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Excessive heat watch issued for Southern California

Excessive heat watch issued for Southern California

With temperatures reaching triple digits, SCE reminds customers to stay as cool and safe as possible By Caroline Aoyagi-Stom Southern California Edison – It’s about to get a lot hotter in Southern California. The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat watch for the area starting Friday. Relief from the triple-digit temperatures is not expected until early next […]

15.08.2015 · Filled under: Environment, Home & Garden, Services ·
FASGI holds Community Day

FASGI holds Community Day

Los Angeles  – The Filipino American Service Group Inc (FASGI) in celebration of “Buwan ng Wika” and Historic Filipinotown 13th Anniversary held its Community Day last Saturday, August 08, 2015 More than 300 people mostly community resident veterans and widows attended the FASGI OPEN HOUSE that featured a pre-launch of FASGI’s new programs for the community. Brief Program New […]

13.08.2015 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Trump out front in new polls, but warning signs emerge

Trump out front in new polls, but warning signs emerge

By Michael Mathes Washington, United States | AFP | – Fresh post-debate polls show real-estate magnate Donald Trump holding his lead Tuesday over rival Republican presidential contenders, even as he insisted he will “keep the door open” to a potential independent run. But the surveys contained mixed news for the brash billionaire, notably that voters […]

13.08.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·