Elvis tour bus sells for nearly $270,000 in New York

Elvis tour bus sells for nearly $270,000 in New York

(AFP) – A custom-designed tour bus bought by Rock ‘n’ Roll King Elvis Presley for his back-up band in 1976 sold at auction in New York Saturday for $268,000, organizers said. Elvis’s “Takin’ Care of Business” and lightning bolt motto is emblazoned on the bodywork, although its soft furnishings have since been refitted in dusty […]

17.05.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Hollywood Stars, Music ·
New Bobbi Brown collection inspired by Telluride

New Bobbi Brown collection inspired by Telluride

(Relaxnews) – After a spring collection inspired by the hot hues of Florida, the cosmetics brand looked to Colorado’s San Juan Mountains for its new summer makeup line. While most brands go with more intense and vibrant colors for summer, Bobbi Brown is setting itself apart with a range of metallic shades calling to mind […]

17.05.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
Consulate launches iRehistro online application for PHL docs

Consulate launches iRehistro online application for PHL docs

14 May 2015 – The Philippine Consulate General launches the iREHISTRO Online Application Form Accomplishment and Submission. All Filipino citizens, at least 18 years old on May 09, 2016 and not otherwise disqualified by law, who expect to vote during the 2016 Presidential Elections may avail of the iREHISTRO system to apply for registration as […]

15.05.2015 · Filled under: Local News, Services ·
Aegis to perform in concert, Sept. 19 at Pala

Aegis to perform in concert, Sept. 19 at Pala

PALA, CA  – AEGIS, one of the Philippines’ top pop rock and pinoy rock groups, will perform in concert at 7 p.m., Saturday, September 19, in Club Infinity at Pala Casino Spa & Resort. AEGIS was formed in 1995 and has topped the Filipino charts with “Luha” (Tears), “Halik” (Kiss) and “Basang-basa sa Ulan” (Drenched […]

15.05.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Music ·
Portman to star as Jackie Kennedy in new film: Variety

Portman to star as Jackie Kennedy in new film: Variety

(AFP) – Natalie Portman will star in a biopic of former US first lady Jackie Kennedy that covers the four days after her husband’s assassination, trade magazine Variety reported on Thursday. The film, “Jackie”, starts at the point when US president John F. Kennedy was shot dead in November 1963. “” ‘Jackie’ talks about the […]

14.05.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
SmartPlate, a connected plate to help your diet

SmartPlate, a connected plate to help your diet

(Relaxnews) – This intelligent plate, currently in development, does the calorie counting for its users, analyzes how quickly they are eating and can even warn them when they surpass their recommended daily intake. With the World Health Organization (WHO) doing its best to warn that obesity is a real public health epidemic, the SmartPlate, the […]

Out on a limb: Octopus inspires medical robotics

Out on a limb: Octopus inspires medical robotics

(AFP) – Scientists in Italy said Thursday they had devised a prototype arm inspired by the octopus that may one day lead to minimally-invasive robotic surgery. Like the octopus’ limb, the slender remote-controlled gadget can extend and bend and be either soft or rigid, the goal being to enable surgery in the abdomen and other […]

Congen joins Santacruzan at Los Angeles Cathedral

Congen joins Santacruzan at Los Angeles Cathedral

Los Angeles - The officers and staff of the Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles joined the 11th Archdiocesan Filipino Marian Celebration of “Santacruzan” held last May 9 at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in downtown Los Angeles. Most Rev. Myloi Hubert Vergara, D.D.,  Bishop of Pasig, led the Eucharistic celebration with the auxiliary […]

14.05.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
Green is the new black: sustainable beauty gets a boost in New York

Green is the new black: sustainable beauty gets a boost in New York

(Relaxnews) – Green is beautiful, if the buzz surrounding the upcoming Sustainable Cosmetics Summit in New York is anything to go by. As the beauty industry makes a conscious effort to smarten up its act regarding sustainable ingredients, the sixth edition of the annual summit will examine everything from environmentally friendly products to marketing techniques […]

14.05.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Environment ·
How to dine and donate to Nepalese rescue efforts

How to dine and donate to Nepalese rescue efforts

(Relaxnews) – From restaurant titan Jean-Georges Vongerichten to local ‘ma and pa’ restaurateurs, the international food community is mobilizing to help the victims of the devastating earthquakes in Nepal by allowing diners to eat a good meal and donate to rescue and recovery efforts at the same time. Here’s a look at participating restaurants around […]

14.05.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
H&M to launch beauty line this fall

H&M to launch beauty line this fall

(Relaxnews) – Clothes giant H&M is launching a beauty and makeup line, which will hit some 900 stores worldwide this fall. The company announced on Tuesday that the new H&M Beauty concept will offer more than 700 products spanning body and hair, beauty accessories and makeup. A premium line and sustainable products certified by Ecocert […]

13.05.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
LA celebrates TAP Water Day to highlight benefits of city’s clean drinking water

LA celebrates TAP Water Day to highlight benefits of city’s clean drinking water

LOS ANGELES – City and federal officials have announced the first annual Tap Water Day LA at the Balboa Sports Center in Encino, celebrating Los Angeles’ clean, reliable drinking water. Los Angeles Deputy Mayor Barbara Romero, Chief Sustainability Office Matt Petersen, and Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) Director of Water Quality Albert Gastelum were […]

12.05.2015 · Filled under: Environment, Happenings, Local News ·
Anne Hathaway booked for monster movie ‘Colossal’

Anne Hathaway booked for monster movie ‘Colossal’

(Relaxnews) – Screen star Anne Hathaway is to take the main role in “Colossal,” a monster movie with a difference. Her character, Gloria, moves back to her hometown after a New York job and marriage plans both fall through. On the other side of the Pacific Ocean, a giant lizard rampages through Tokyo, an event […]

12.05.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Philippines to announce national rules for ride-sharing

Philippines to announce national rules for ride-sharing

(Manila-AFP) – The Philippines has become the first country to come up with national rules governing Uber and other ride-sharing services, the transport department said Tuesday, following criticism of the industry as unsafe and unregulated. The transport department will on Wednesday publicly issue the new country-wide guidelines for the likes of Uber and GrabTaxi, a […]

12.05.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Destinations, Home & Garden, Online, Philippine News ·
Brain health benefits of Mediterranean diet confirmed by new study

Brain health benefits of Mediterranean diet confirmed by new study

(Relaxnews) – A study published in JAMA Internal Medicine provides new evidence that a diet rich in olive oil, nuts, fish, fruit, vegetables and legumes may reduce the risk of cognitive decline. Since the 1980s, a number of experts have highlighted the various health benefits of the Mediterranean diet, which emphasizes regular consumption of fish, […]

12.05.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Vegemite with chocolate? It’s no smear campaign

Vegemite with chocolate? It’s no smear campaign

(Sydney-AFP) – Confectionery-maker Cadbury said Friday it has created a new taste sensation by combining its well-loved milk chocolate with an unusual flavour — Australia’s famous, sharply-savoury spread Vegemite. Cadbury Australia said the new product was “surprisingly delicious” and one of four new flavour combinations to hit the shelves in coming weeks — along with […]

11.05.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Angelina Jolie’s ‘By the Sea’ set for November

Angelina Jolie’s ‘By the Sea’ set for November

(Relaxnews) – Written, directed by and co-starring Oscar-winning actress Angelina Jolie alongside husband Brad Pitt, romantic drama “By the Sea” is heading for a November 13 release. The US date is accompanied by a new image which shows Jolie and Pitt, a real-world married couple, as holidaying wife and husband Vanessa and Roland. A location […]

11.05.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Lip service: get Kylie Jenner’s pout minus the injections

Lip service: get Kylie Jenner’s pout minus the injections

(Relaxnews) – Kylie Jenner is all over the news at the moment after finally admitting that her overstated pout is down to dermal lip fillers rather than clever makeup. But don’t despair — it is still possible to get fuller chops armed with a few products and a couple of beauty tricks. Here’s how: The […]

11.05.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Ford debuts new 2016 Mustang packages

Ford debuts new 2016 Mustang packages

(Relaxnews) – Ford unveiled two new packages on Monday for the 2016 model of its iconic Mustang, which will bring back a few staples from its heritage. The “California Special” offers both coupe and convertible owners a myriad of add-ons like 19-inch aluminum wheels finished in black, hood and side racing stripes, leather trim with […]

11.05.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Lily James set for “The Kaiser’s Last Kiss”

Lily James set for “The Kaiser’s Last Kiss”

(Relaxnews) – “Cinderella” star Lily James will take a lead role opposite Christopher Plummer in “The Kaiser’s Last Kiss,” a period drama of romantic subterfuge. She’s to become a member of the Dutch resistance during World War II, disguised as a housemaid and sent to Kaiser Wilhelm II (Plummer, “Beginners”) under orders from the British […]

11.05.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·