New pollution alert closes California beaches

New pollution alert closes California beaches

Los Angeles, United States (AFP)  – Workers scrambled to clean oil pollution along a series of California beaches near Los Angeles on Thursday, barely a week after a huge oil spill further up the coast. An unknown tar-like substance began washing ashore from El Segundo Beach south to Redondo Beach on Wednesday, the Los Angeles […]

01.06.2015 · Filled under: Environment, U.S. News ·
Adaptations bringing Bill Bryson, David Foster Wallace, Macbeth to screen

Adaptations bringing Bill Bryson, David Foster Wallace, Macbeth to screen

(Relaxnews) – Bookworms have several upcoming movies to look forward to, with new trailers out this week revealing Robert Redford as author Bill Bryson and Jason Segel as David Foster Wallace, plus new clips of Michael Fassbender as Macbeth making the rounds following the Cannes Film Festival. “A Walk in the Woods” Based on Bill […]

01.06.2015 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online ·
All types of smoking dangerous for the heart: European Society of Cardiology

All types of smoking dangerous for the heart: European Society of Cardiology

(Relaxnews) – Electronic cigarettes, hookahs and waterpipes are just as bad for you as traditional cigarettes, warns the European Society of Cardiology. “Smoking of all types is still, without any competition, the strongest risk factor for cardiovascular disease. It beats everything,” says ESC prevention spokesperson Dr. Joep Perk on the occasion of World No Tobacco […]

01.06.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Bad weather casts doubt on Solar Impulse 2 Pacific flight

Bad weather casts doubt on Solar Impulse 2 Pacific flight

(Shanghai-AFP) – Solar Impulse 2 was in a holding pattern over the Sea of Japan on Monday as organisers warned that bad weather in the days ahead could block the aircraft’s ambitious bid to cross the Pacific Ocean. The seventh leg of the round-the-world journey was set to take pilot Andre Borschberg, 62, on a […]

01.06.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Environment, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
SCE cautions customers to stay alert against utility bill scam

SCE cautions customers to stay alert against utility bill scam

ROSEMEAD, Calif.,  – Southern California Edison (SCE) continues to advise customers to stay vigilant and learn to protect themselves from a telephone bill scam that demands immediate payment for allegedly past-due electricity bills. It’s getting costlier too since in April, SCE customers lost an estimated $27,000 to phone scams, an increase from $17,000 in March. Recently, an SCE business […]

01.06.2015 · Filled under: Services ·
Amid growing China tensions, Aquino to seek stronger security ties with Japan in state visit

Amid growing China tensions, Aquino to seek stronger security ties with Japan in state visit

MANILA, May 29 (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III will seek stronger security ties with Japan during his state visit to the East Asian nation next week amid China’s increasing efforts to stake its claim on disputed territories in the South China Sea. At a press briefing on Friday, Department of Foreign Affairs Asec. Minda […]

29.05.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Could Bumblebee be getting his own Transformers movie?

Could Bumblebee be getting his own Transformers movie?

(Relaxnews) – Plans are afoot to expand the multi-billion-dollar film franchise as much as possible and that could mean giving individual characters spin-off movies as well as prequels and further sequels. According to several publications including The Playlist, Hasbro in particular is very keen for that first spin-off to be centred around Bumblebee, the yellow Chevrolet […]

29.05.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
‘Cruel Intentions’ stars Reese Witherspoon, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Selma Blair reunite at musical version

‘Cruel Intentions’ stars Reese Witherspoon, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Selma Blair reunite at musical version

(Relaxnews) – It’s not just any old high school reunion: stars of 1990s movie “Cruel Intentions,” a sensational tale of teen sex, drugs and private school attended the musical parody and met the actresses who have taken on their original roles. On Thursday, they gathered backstage to give the young actresses, including Katie Stevens from […]

29.05.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Music ·
KFC and Taco Bell latest fast food chains to pilot home delivery service

KFC and Taco Bell latest fast food chains to pilot home delivery service

(Relaxnews) – KFC and TacoBELL will be conducting test runs of home delivery service in the US to see if there’s enough demand and desire for eating buckets of deep-fried chicken and tacos in our pyjamas without leaving the house. In a meeting with analysts this week, parent company Yum! Brands said they will begin piloting […]

29.05.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining ·
A dream come true for Heart

A dream come true for Heart

It was a dream come true for actress Heart Evangelista as her parents seemed to have finally accepted her husband, Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero. On her Instagram page, Evangelista posted a photo of herself and Escudero with her parents, Cecilia and Reynaldo Ongpauco. On the caption, the actress shared her happiness at the “miracle”. Photo […]

29.05.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
PHL, Vietnam troops play sports on disputed island

PHL, Vietnam troops play sports on disputed island

Manila, Philippines (AFP)   – Filipino and Vietnamese troops played football and tug-of-war on a disputed South China Sea island on Wednesday, officials said, closing ranks as their rival China ramps up construction of artificial islands. The games took place on Philippine-held Northeast Cay, just 2.7 kilometers (1.7 miles) from Southwest Cay which is controlled […]

29.05.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News, Sports & Recreation ·
Court rejects appeal on immigration

Court rejects appeal on immigration

Washington, United States (AFP)   – A US appeals court on Tuesday dealt another blow to President Barack Obama’s efforts to grant amnesty to millions of undocumented immigrants. The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in New Orleans rejected a request from the Obama administration that it lift an injunction barring it from […]

29.05.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Mayweather looms over Khan-Algieri match-up

Mayweather looms over Khan-Algieri match-up

New York, United States (AFP)   – Britain’s former world champion Amir Khan is aiming to punch his ticket to a bout with Floyd Mayweather on Friday with a victory over Chris Algieri in a non-title welterweight fight. Khan, the former unified light-welterweight world champion who headlines a card at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, […]

29.05.2015 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation, U.S. News ·
Judy Ann willing to do teleserye with Sharon

Judy Ann willing to do teleserye with Sharon

Actress Judy Ann Santos would welcome the opportunity to do a television series with her showbiz “sister” Sharon Cuneta if ever such a project would be offered to her. The two actresses played sisters in big-screen family drama “Magkapatid.” Santos said she’s willing to guide Cuneta, who, despite her many years on TV, has never […]

29.05.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Carluccio’s coming to the US

Carluccio’s coming to the US

(Relaxnews) – The UK-based Italian café and martkeplace chain started by Itlaian chef Antonio Carluccio in London back in 1999 is opening its first Stateside branch. The chain’s clever proposition of being a café, restaurant, bar and a market -ie somewhere to eat and somewhere to shop for choice Italian ingredients at any time of […]

28.05.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining ·
Medication not always an effective strategy for preventing hip fractures among elderly: study

Medication not always an effective strategy for preventing hip fractures among elderly: study

(Relaxnews) – Aging, brittle bones are not what causes hip fractures, according to a new study that says fall prevention and protection is more effective than anti-osteoporotic medication. Since the 1990s, doctors have been doling out these medications to seniors in the interest of preventing hip fractures, yet this strategy is fundamentally flawed, says Professor […]

28.05.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Tommy Hilfiger re-enacts his Fall 2015 fashion show in Beijing

Tommy Hilfiger re-enacts his Fall 2015 fashion show in Beijing

(Relaxnews) – For the first time ever, the designer’s entire runway show has been transported en masse as part of the label’s 30th anniversary celebrations. Opened and closed by Chinese supermodel Shu Pei Qin, the show was staged at the 751 Gasometer in Beijing in front of 800 specially invited guests and featured every element, […]

28.05.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Destinations, Home & Garden ·
Global study finds early treatment is effective against HIV

Global study finds early treatment is effective against HIV

(Washington, United States-AFP) – Early antiretroviral treatment after diagnosis of HIV infection significantly reduces the likelihood of getting AIDS or other serious illnesses, according to results from a large international clinical trial published Wednesday. The study was presented a year earlier than planned after preliminary data showed that people who received treatment from diagnosis were […]

28.05.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Sanders enters US presidential race

Sanders enters US presidential race

Washington, United States (AFP)  – US Senator Bernie Sanders formally launched his populist, liberal campaign for the White House on Tuesday, reiterating his pledges to recalibrate an American economic system which created sharp disparities between rich and poor. Sanders, who had said last month he planned to stand in the election, told a launch event […]

28.05.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
When you can’t pay your business debts!

When you can’t pay your business debts!

If your business is in distress – you owe a lot of money but you can’t pay, your creditors will probably threaten legal action against your business and very likely, you personally as well. How much they can collect, and how they can go about collecting it, will depend on how your business is organized, […]

28.05.2015 · Filled under: Atty. Paul M. Allen, Columnists, Services ·