Filipinos carry out bloody Good Friday ‘crucifixions’

Filipinos carry out bloody Good Friday ‘crucifixions’

By Joel Guinto San Fernando, Philippines, AFP  – Devotees in the fervently Catholic Philippines marked Good Friday by being nailed to crosses and whipping their backs bloody, in extreme acts of devotion that attracted thousands of spectators. The annual ritual in scorching hot farmlands just outside of Manila is one of many colourful outpourings of […]

06.04.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Mayor Garcetti unveils new easy-to-read parking signs

Mayor Garcetti unveils new easy-to-read parking signs

L.A. Department of Transportation is the first transit system in the country to test grid-style signs to reduce parking confusion; bluetooth beacon technology installed for beta test to pave the way for smartphone parking info LOS ANGELES – Mayor Eric Garcetti today installed the first of 100 new easy-to-read parking signs that use streamlined graphics […]

06.04.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Honeybee Foods  Corp pays courtesy call on ConGen Herrera-Lim

Honeybee Foods Corp pays courtesy call on ConGen Herrera-Lim

Los Angeles  – Honeybee Foods Corporation paid a courtesy call on Consul General Leo Herrera-Lim at the Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles on 25 March 2015. Officials from Honeybee Foods Corporation representing the famous Filipino fast-food chains, Jollibee, Red Ribbon and Chowking called on Consul General Leo Herrera-Lim on 25 March 2015.  The officials […]

06.04.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
Coco Martin not in a hurry to settle down

Coco Martin not in a hurry to settle down

“DARATING din tayo diyan.” This was Coco Martin’s response when recently asked about the possibility of starting his own family. The “Yamishita Treasures” lead actor said that he wants to seize all the opportunities and blessings in show business before settling down. “Yun ang pinaghahandaan ko (yung future ng magiging pamilya ko). Sabi nila ang […]

04.04.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
What was Sarah’s birthday wish for Matteo?

What was Sarah’s birthday wish for Matteo?

Love filled the air as Matteo Guidicelli celebrated his 25th birthday with his girlfriend Sarah Geronimo Thursday in Makati. After surprising the actor with her version of Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud,” Geronimo made Guidicelli cry as she shared her birthday wish for the actor. “I love you…Maraming salamat sa lahat ng pagmamahal mo. You […]

04.04.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Obama unveils sanctions program to fight cyberattacks

Obama unveils sanctions program to fight cyberattacks

by Rob Lever Washington, United States, AFP  – President Barack Obama on Wednesday ordered a new sanctions program that could block assets of US and foreign hackers and of companies that seek to profit from cyberattacks. Obama said the threat from cyberattacks was a “national emergency” and that the sanctions could help strike back against […]

04.04.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Fil-Am conferred with commodore rank by PCG

Fil-Am conferred with commodore rank by PCG

Filipino-American Felix B. Lopez, division chief of the South East Asia Region of International Affairs Directorate of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary (USCG AUX) has been awarded the prestigious title of Honorary Commodore of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) and the Philippine Coast Guard Auxiliary (PCGA) last December 1 at the PCG Headquarters, Port Area, […]

04.04.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
Packed with health benefits, coffee gains ground with experts

Packed with health benefits, coffee gains ground with experts

(Washington-AFP) – Long viewed as a controversial dark substance, coffee is gaining ground among medical experts who say it can protect against heart disease, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and diabetes, even if it is decaffeinated. Multiple studies published worldwide in recent years have concluded that coffee can be good for the health. In February, the US government […]

04.04.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Devils take center stage at Ecuador Good Friday festival

Devils take center stage at Ecuador Good Friday festival

(Alangasí, Ecuador-AFP) – Good Friday processions usually see Catholic worshippers focus on the crucifixion and death of Christ, but in one town in Ecuador it is the devil who takes center stage. In the central Andean town of Alangasi, just south of Quito, 24 celebrants paint themselves red, don devilish masks and parade through the […]

04.04.2015 · Filled under: Easter, Holidays ·
Look to the stars: the top five tips for conquering Twitter

Look to the stars: the top five tips for conquering Twitter

(Relaxnews) – All it takes to break into the ranks of the social network’s most followed members is a good singing voice, fluent English or Spanish and a Los Angles home address. According to Silk, the web platform for crunching and presenting data, the majority of the 10 most followed Twitter accounts belong to rock or […]

Spring-Summer 2015 trends: flowers, denim and military style

Spring-Summer 2015 trends: flowers, denim and military style

(Relaxnews) – Last September’s runway shows revealed the trends of Spring-Summer 2015, including denim; military-inspired prints, colors and tailoring; and flowers galore in embroidery, prints and 3D details. Flower power Though not quite as pervasive as they were last year, flowers are still hard to miss in the spring-summer 2015 women’s collections, and they come […]

04.04.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
After 2,000 years, Easter lamb falling off the menu in Italy?

After 2,000 years, Easter lamb falling off the menu in Italy?

(Rome-AFP) – What could be more redolent of Easter than a sizzling piece of suckling lamb studded with slivers of garlic, crowned with sprigs of rosemary and roasted to a deep, golden hue? It is one of the jewels in the crown of Italian gastronomy, an Easter treat born of nearly 2,000 years of culinary […]

04.04.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Easter, Food & Dining, Holidays, Home & Garden ·
Luxury Easter collections include $1,000 chocolate pirate tableau and surfing eggs

Luxury Easter collections include $1,000 chocolate pirate tableau and surfing eggs

(Relaxnews) – Call it springtime folly. Or chocolate-flavored whimsy. But when the annual miracle known as spring arrives, chocolatiers take a collectively light-hearted and playful approach to their Easter creations. This year, that means pirate-themed tableaux, Kerala-inspired colors and patterns and surfboarding eggs. Easter enthusiasts looking for their Sunday brunch showpiece may want to turn […]

03.04.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Easter, Food & Dining, Holidays, Home & Garden, Photos ·
‘Furious 7′ off the mark with $15.8m debut

‘Furious 7′ off the mark with $15.8m debut

(Relaxnews) – Action movie “Furious 7″ heads into its opening weekend with $15.8m already under its belt. In comparison, “Fast and Furious 6″ made $6.5m on its opening night, though with 2,409 10pm showings compared to the 3,069 April 2 showings of “Furious 7″ which, by contrast, started at 7pm, remarks Variety. A RelishMix report carried […]

03.04.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Sweet-smelling sweat? UK scientists develop new perfume

Sweet-smelling sweat? UK scientists develop new perfume

(London-AFP) – Scientists in Britain said Thursday they had developed the first perfume which smells better the more you sweat and reduces body odour. Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast said in a statement that the new perfume “releases more of its aroma when it comes into contact with moisture”. The fragrance uses as a delivery […]

03.04.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Paris holds film festival — for the blind

Paris holds film festival — for the blind

(Paris-AFP) – In most movie theatres the lights go dark and the feature begins, but for an audience attending a Paris film festival under way this month, the whole world is dark and stays that way. The Audiovision Film Festival, which began this week and runs to April 14, is unusual in that it caters […]

03.04.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Health & Fitness, International Stars ·
‘Fantastic Four’ delivers international trailer

‘Fantastic Four’ delivers international trailer

(Relaxnews) – A new “Fantastic Four” trailer offers a selection of additional material as it is recut for international audiences. This time around, there’s a look at the sort of superpower that each crew member wields, with both the Human Torch and Invisible Woman in flight. For 20th Century Fox, it’s an opportunity to reboot […]

03.04.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Boxing: Mayweather set for richest sports year ever – Forbes

Boxing: Mayweather set for richest sports year ever – Forbes

(Los Angeles, United States-AFP) – Floyd Mayweather’s blockbuster May 2 bout with Manny Pacquiao will help make the American fighter’s 2015 earnings shatter the all-time record for a sportsman’s annual pay, Forbes.com calculated on Thursday. Forbes noted that Mayweather will likely to earn at least $150 million and Pacquiao more than $100 million for the […]

Tommy Hilfiger celebrates 30 years in business with a new store, a biography and… Rafael Nadal

Tommy Hilfiger celebrates 30 years in business with a new store, a biography and… Rafael Nadal

(Relaxnews) – The most American of ready-to-wear brands is celebrating its 30th birthday this year with a plethora of festivities, a famous new ambassador, a second store in Paris and a biography. Here’s a look at some of the events marking the celebration of this third decade. Founded in 1985, the Tommy Hilfiger brand has […]

03.04.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, International Stars ·
World Car of the Year award goes to Mercedes-Benz C-Class

World Car of the Year award goes to Mercedes-Benz C-Class

(Relaxnews) – The compact executive car from Mercedes-Benz has won the 2015 World Car Awards, with the Volkswagen Passat and Ford Mustang its fellow finalists. World Car Awards jurors praised the C-Class for its “all-new aluminum/steel hybrid platform and updated rear-drive powertrains that delivers levels of refinement, luxury, safety, ride and handling that challenge best-in-class.” […]

03.04.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·