Low-cost gene testing for breast cancer enters market

Low-cost gene testing for breast cancer enters market

(Relaxnews) – California-based startup Color Genomics announced on Tuesday genetic testing for breast and ovarian cancers for a fraction of the current cost. While current tests can run as high as $4000, the new saliva-based test will now cost women just $249. The test will analyze BRCA1 and BRCA2, as well as 17 other cancer-risk […]

21.04.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Hollywood Stars ·
Star-studded Los Angeles-Makati Sister City on May 3 at Omni Hotel

Star-studded Los Angeles-Makati Sister City on May 3 at Omni Hotel

Geneva Cruz and Garrie Concepcion to grace First Filipiniana Gala event of the LA-Makati Sister Cities, Inc. The Los Angeles-Makati Sister Cities Fundraising Gala will be true to their status as the FilAm organizers has been working to put up a star-studded night with top celebrities from the entertainment, government and business worlds.  The event will be held at The Omni […]

21.04.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Happenings, Music ·
Why Alex initially turned down Araneta concert

Why Alex initially turned down Araneta concert

Alex Gonzaga admitted she initially turned down the offer for her to stage a solo concert at the Araneta Coliseum. Gonzaga explained that she was afraid she might not fill the whole venue. “Kasi siyempre ang laking venue ng Araneta, parang it’s a very big risk to take because it’s the Big Dome. However, pinag-pray […]

20.04.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Music ·
Can’t pay? Won’t pay! — putting a price on water

Can’t pay? Won’t pay! — putting a price on water

(Daegu, South Korea-AFP) – It’s arguably our most vital and precious natural resource, and one that is growing dangerously scarce from China to California, but no matter how much we value water, we’re not that keen on paying for it. The issue of pricing water is extremely sensitive — socially, politically, economically — but it’s […]

20.04.2015 · Filled under: Asian News, Environment, Home & Garden ·
R2-D2 plane to spirit Star Wars fans far, far away

R2-D2 plane to spirit Star Wars fans far, far away

(Tokyo-AFP) – It might not be the droid you’re looking for, but a plane painted to look like R2-D2 could be the next best thing for “Star Wars” fans awaiting the franchise’s reboot. Japan’s All Nippon Airways (ANA) has unveiled a Boeing 787 Dreamliner decorated to look like the small round robot that appears in […]

20.04.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Motoring ·
Fruit-Filled Summer Celebrations

Fruit-Filled Summer Celebrations

(Family Features) Whether you anticipate fun-filled pool parties, laid-back picnics at the park or casual dinner parties at home, summer entertaining gets a little sweeter when you serve up the right desserts. When the weather warms up, let the flavors from your kitchen reflect the bright tastes of the summer season. From cherries to blueberries, […]

20.04.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Free Recipes, Home & Garden, Kitchenomics ·
Twitter may help hospitals anticipate a spike in asthma attacks

Twitter may help hospitals anticipate a spike in asthma attacks

(Relaxnews) – Researchers are leveraging the microblogging platform to predict the volume of asthma-related emergency room visits one Dallas hospital can expect on a given day. For those who can see beyond the chatter, Twitter contains a trove of potentially useful data, including information that may be of interest to the medical community. In a […]

20.04.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
‘Furious 7′ surges past the $1 billion mark

‘Furious 7′ surges past the $1 billion mark

(Los Angeles-AFP) – “Furious 7″ surged ahead of its North American box office competition for a third straight week, taking in an estimated $29 million to hit $1 billion in worldwide ticket sales. The strong weekend showing gives the car racing action flick a $294 million haul in the US and Canada since its release […]

20.04.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Official ‘Batman v Superman’ posters unveiled on Twitter

Official ‘Batman v Superman’ posters unveiled on Twitter

(Relaxnews) – The first official posters for Zack Snyder’s upcoming “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” have been unveiled by the director on Twitter ahead of the movie’s IMAX trailer release date on Monday. Monday’s trailer release has also been taken up a notch. Last week, the official trailer was leaked to the public, and […]

20.04.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online ·
Rep. Chu, leaders promote DACA due to low enrollment

Rep. Chu, leaders promote DACA due to low enrollment

By Hannah De Castro-Abinuman “Nothing to fear and everything to gain.” According to Rep. Judy Chu, this is what’s in store for all eligible applicants of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). DACA is an immigration policy which allows certain undocumented immigrants who entered the country before their 16th birthday and before June 2007 to receive a renewable […]

20.04.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
Former NBA player Stephon Marbury to star in biopic

Former NBA player Stephon Marbury to star in biopic

(Relaxnews) – A biopic of Stephon Marbury, the former NBA star who became a Chinese basketball champion, will go into production in the next year, according to Variety. The production is part of a five-film deal between Village Roadshow Pictures Asia and China’s Beijing Hairun Pictures. It was announced at the Beijing International Film Festival, which […]

20.04.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Sports & Recreation ·
Thakoon Panichgul taking London-influenced styles to Kohl’s department stores

Thakoon Panichgul taking London-influenced styles to Kohl’s department stores

(Relaxnews) – Kohl’s department stores in the United States will collaborate with Thai-American fashion designer Thakoon Panichgul on a new, limited-edition women’s apparel collection. Available this fall at Kohl’s, the exclusive line will be the seventh installment of the mega retailer’s DesigNation, a bi-annual concept where designs are influenced by a favorite destination and sold […]

20.04.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Lifestyle ·
Pilipino professionals give advice to UCLA-bound students

Pilipino professionals give advice to UCLA-bound students

On Saturday, April 11th at the UCLA Carnesales Commons’ Venice Room, the UCLA Pilipino Recruitment and Enrichment Program (PREP) and the UCLA Pilipino Alumni Association presented a panel of Pilipino professionals who graduated from or taught at UCLA.  Panelists included professionals in the fields of education, nursing, engineering, entertainment, and medicine.  UCLA Pilipino Alumni Chair […]

20.04.2015 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
Glendale Wins Resource Efficiency Award from the California Municipal Utilities Association

Glendale Wins Resource Efficiency Award from the California Municipal Utilities Association

Utility wins “Large Utility Water Program” category for its WaterSmart Program Glendale, CA  -  Glendale Water and Power (GWP) has won the California Municipal Utilities Association (CMUA) Resource Efficiency Award in the Large Utility Water Program category for its water-use efficiency program in partnership with WaterSmart Software. WaterSmart’s technology marries behavioral science and data science to […]

17.04.2015 · Filled under: Environment, Home & Garden, Local News, Services ·
‘Floyd training in a swimming pool is a sign he knows Manny is taking him into deep water’ – Roach

‘Floyd training in a swimming pool is a sign he knows Manny is taking him into deep water’ – Roach

HOLLYWOOD, CALIF – SACRÉ BLEU!  We have all heard of France’s New Wave style of filmmaking but has Floyd “Money” Mayweather decided to incorporate New Wave training into his preparations for his battle against Fighter of the Decade Congressman Manny “Pacman”Pacquiao or is he just a fish out of water?  Their welterweight world championship unification battle takes place Saturday, May 2 at the MGM Grand […]

17.04.2015 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation ·
China dismisses Aquino’s call to fear Beijing

China dismisses Aquino’s call to fear Beijing

Beijing, China, AFP  – Beijing on Wednesday dismissed as “groundless” Philippine President Benigno Aquino’s warning to AFP that the Asian giant’s actions in the South China Sea should “engender fear for the rest of the world”. Aquino made his remarks in an exclusive interview on Tuesday, saying that China’s increasing bold assertions of its territorial […]

17.04.2015 · Filled under: Asian News ·
France and the US are world’s top markets for rosé wine

France and the US are world’s top markets for rosé wine

(Relaxnews) – The world’s leading producer and consumer of rosé wines, France is not the only country to succumb to the fruity and floral notes of this summery beverage. According to a study published by FranceAgriMer on Thursday, April 16, the popularity of rosé wines is on the rise around the globe, and the US […]

17.04.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Is Ryan Gosling about to join the ‘Blade Runner’ sequel?

Is Ryan Gosling about to join the ‘Blade Runner’ sequel?

(Relaxnews) – The actor would join Harrison Ford who has already signed on for the follow-up film to Ridley Scott’s original dystopian sci-fi classic. Gosling is understood to be in negotiations with Alcon Entertainment about taking a role in the well-publicized Denis Villeneuve-directed sequel. And while the decision to revisit the story of Blade Runner […]

17.04.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Poppy Delevingne picked as first Jo Malone London Girl

Poppy Delevingne picked as first Jo Malone London Girl

(Relaxnews) – British model Poppy Delevingne has been named as the upmarket fragrance brand’s first ever brand ambassador. According to Jean-Guillaume Trottier, the company’s Global General Manager, the partnership is a “natural appointment” as Poppy is a “dedicated, vivacious character, with huge international appeal.” Delevingne will be tasked with being the physical embodiment of Jo […]

17.04.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, International Stars ·
Consulate meets with community, business leaders to access opportunities in LA

Consulate meets with community, business leaders to access opportunities in LA

Los Angeles – The Los Angeles Filipino community and business leaders paid a courtesy call to Consul General Leo Herrera-Lim on 10 April 2015. The Filipino community and business organization leaders informed Consul General Herrera-Lim about recent organization program partnerships and events.  They also announced that registration is now open for a FREE SEMINAR on How […]

17.04.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·