Racquel Custodio Furbeyre, L.A. social worker

Racquel Custodio Furbeyre, L.A. social worker

LOS ANGELES – Racquel Custodio Furbeyre peacefully passed away Monday, May 18, in Los Angeles. She was 64. ​Racquel had been battling breast cancer for the past four years. Since the 1980s, Racquel was known in the L.A. Filipino and Asian community as a caring social worker who counseled troubled immigrant youths, parents, elderly and terminally ill […]

26.05.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
Tennessee named top state for American barbecue: TripAdvisor

Tennessee named top state for American barbecue: TripAdvisor

(Relaxnews) – In a ranking that’s sure to get patriotic barbecue fiends in the US all fired up, the state of Tennessee has been named the best in the US, according to the number crunchers over at TripAdvisor. Based on the number and quality of reviews for the top-rated barbecue restaurants across the US, TripAdvisor […]

25.05.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Relentless work for stylist army behind the scenes at Cannes

Relentless work for stylist army behind the scenes at Cannes

(Cannes, France-AFP) – An army of stylists, hairdressers and make-up artists work flat-out behind the scenes at the Cannes Film Festival to ensure not an eyelash is out of place for the big moment on the red carpet. “We have a real responsibility. At Cannes, the ‘look’ is dissected at an incredible speed,” said French […]

Coen-led Cannes jury ‘profoundly changed’ by experience

Coen-led Cannes jury ‘profoundly changed’ by experience

(Cannes-AFP) – The Cannes Film Festival jury, headed by the Coen brothers, said Sunday it was profoundly changed by the experience of judging this year’s entries. “Any experience as intense as this changes your life and your perspective,” said Joel Coen, who was joint president with his brother Ethan. “Having to see this many movies […]

25.05.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, International Stars ·
Longer, stronger: Study reveals more reasons to take your vitamin E

Longer, stronger: Study reveals more reasons to take your vitamin E

(Relaxnews) – Long established as a powerful antioxidant, vitamin E is important for the membrane that envelops your muscle cells, promoting proper healing from the natural tears that take place when you work out, according to a new study. “Every cell in your body has a plasma membrane, and every membrane can be torn,” says […]

25.05.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·
Protein snacks could improve teens’ diet quality, appetite control

Protein snacks could improve teens’ diet quality, appetite control

(Relaxnews) – Observing the seldom-studied teen diet led a team of US researchers to conclude that a high-protein soy snack in the afternoon could reduce appetite and unhealthy evening snacking. “Standard meals tend to go to the wayside for kids this age — particularly from mid-afternoon to late evening — and many of the convenient […]

25.05.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
NCLR: Relief delayed is relief denied to millions of families and to our country

NCLR: Relief delayed is relief denied to millions of families and to our country

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In late 2014, President Obama announced he would take executive action to extend deportation relief to millions of undocumented immigrants through the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) program and the expansion of the highly successful Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Today marks the target […]

25.05.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Kim Chiu joining Kris Aquino in mistress movie

Kim Chiu joining Kris Aquino in mistress movie

Kris Aquino announced that she has finally been allowed to push through with a film project where she will portray a mistress, following a conflict with her existing endorsement contract with a multi-national company. Aquino confirmed that she will once again be part of the film adaptation “Etiquette for Mistresses and What Wives Can Learn […]

25.05.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Film ·
Lacson to base decision on presidential bid on results of next survey

Lacson to base decision on presidential bid on results of next survey

3 MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Former Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson on Wednesday said he will once again try his luck for the presidency next year if he gets a double-digit rating in the next survey. “Hindi ako magdi-declare nang wala akong pinaghuhugutan,” said Lacson, who got a 1 percent preference in the last presidential survey, at […]

25.05.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Food distribution and feeding program at FACLA May 30

Food distribution and feeding program at FACLA May 30

Los Angeles – The United Bicolandia of Los Angeles (UBLA),the  Filipino Ministry of the Wilshire United Methodist Church with the Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) and the HIFI CALI EXPO LLC  will hold its monthly feeding program and food distribution for the month of May on Saturday, May 30, 2015  at 11:00 AM at the Filipino […]

25.05.2015 · Filled under: Local News, Services ·
OCA-AAPI organizations support equal opportunity in higher education

OCA-AAPI organizations support equal opportunity in higher education

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – OCA-Asian Pacific American Advocates joins the National Council of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA), Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAJC), and more than 120 other Asian American and Pacific Islander organizations in an open letter to support affirmative action and equal opportunity in higher education. “OCA stands strongly on the principle that diversity on college campuses across our country […]

25.05.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
First image of Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant in ‘Florence Foster Jenkins’

First image of Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant in ‘Florence Foster Jenkins’

(Relaxnews) – Pathé has revealed the first image from the Stephen Frears comedy “Florence Foster Jenkins,” which began filming earlier this month. Meryl Streep (“Into the Woods”) plays the title character while Hugh Grant (“Notting Hill”) plays her partner, St Clair Bayfield; also in the cast are Simon Helberg (“The Big Bang Theory”), Rebecca Ferguson […]

22.05.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Avoid a traffic accident this Memorial Day weekend

Avoid a traffic accident this Memorial Day weekend

(Relaxnews) – As Americans get ready to mark the unofficial start to the summer with Memorial Day weekend, the National Safety Council (NSC) is warning those planning to hit the road to take it easy if they want to avoid an accident. Families tend to hit the road over Memorial Day weekend and according to […]

22.05.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Holidays, Motoring ·
Cannes apologises over high-heel furore

Cannes apologises over high-heel furore

(Cannes, France-AFP) – The director of the Cannes Film Festival has apologised after a controversy blew up over women being denied access to the red carpet for not wearing high heels. “We apologise,” said Thierry Fremaux at a dinner at the famed Carlton hotel on Tuesday night. But he sought to downplay the controversy that […]

Streaming giant Spotify expands into video, original content

Streaming giant Spotify expands into video, original content

(AFP) – Streaming leader Spotify on Wednesday announced an entry into video and original content, hoping to expand its reach beyond music. Spotify, by far the largest company in the booming streaming industry, said it was updating its platform to support videos and would offer news and other non-music content provided by major media companies. […]

Affordable summer destinations revealed for frugal gourmets

Affordable summer destinations revealed for frugal gourmets

(Relaxnews) – Food lovers on a travel budget may want to consider more affordable culinary destinations that are found off the beaten path such as Carolina barbecue, wineries in Oregon and New York State, and chocolate trails in Connecticut. After looking at the most affordable cities for accommodations this summer, experts at Hotels.com mapped out […]

22.05.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Photos ·
Rand Paul blocking US Senate vote on bulk data collection

Rand Paul blocking US Senate vote on bulk data collection

Washington, United States (AFP)  - Republican Senator Rand Paul launched an hours-long floor speech Wednesday aimed at blocking reauthorization of the controversial US law allowing bulk collection of phone data from millions of Americans. Paul, a 2016 presidential candidate, said he was beginning a “filibuster,” an extended speech that gums up action in the Senate, to […]

22.05.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Cainglet: The ‘right choice’ for Carson

Cainglet: The ‘right choice’ for Carson

By Noel T. Castorillo CITY Of CARSON, California – For someone, whose community involvement and commitment to serve residents in the city where he lives know no boundaries, there is no faulting Jesus “Alex” Cainglet in selecting the slogan “The Right Choice for Carson” for his campaign pitch. In an exclusive interview with this writer Thursday, May 14, […]

22.05.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
BMW to pay homage to the 3.0CSL at this weekend’s Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este classic car show

BMW to pay homage to the 3.0CSL at this weekend’s Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este classic car show

(Relaxnews) – BMW has announced that its big concept car reveal for this year’s event will be a modern-day interpretation of its formidable 3.0 CSL coupe of the 1970s — the car which really established the company’s racing credentials. Every year, the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, an event that is equal parts incredible scenery and […]

21.05.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
New York celebrates opening of World Trade Center deck

New York celebrates opening of World Trade Center deck

(New York-AFP) – Testament to the regeneration of New York, nearly 14 years after the 9/11 attacks, is the new observation deck at the World Trade Center, offering spectacular views across the city. “We are back, 100 percent,” New York Mayor Bill de Blasio told CBS television in a special program broadcast atop the observation […]

21.05.2015 · Filled under: Destinations ·