Asian legal group joins other advocates calling on Texas Appeals Court to allow Obama’s immigration action

Asian legal group joins other advocates calling on Texas Appeals Court to allow Obama’s immigration action

In a friend-of-the-court brief filed early this week in the federal appeals court in Texas, the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund joined more than 150 groups contending that President Obama’s executive immigration actions would allow millions of immigrants to apply for relief from deportation and work authorization and would improve the nation’s economy […]

13.04.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Watch AARP webinar on Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders age 50-plus

Watch AARP webinar on Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders age 50-plus

WASHINGTON, D.C. – AARP convened a panel to discuss key issues – caregiving, economic security, health and healthcare – impacting Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) age 50-plus. The webinar was open to the public and transmitted live from Washington, D.C. earlier today. Watch it online at https://aarp.webex.com/aarp/ldr.php?RCID=740efb030b01c7b7ed3c9c009003fd33 “There is a lack of disaggregated data about Asian […]

13.04.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Local News, Services ·
Kathryn’s album reaches platinum

Kathryn’s album reaches platinum

Teen idol Kathryn Bernardo’s self-titled album has reached platinum status. Star Music, producer of Bernardo’s 11-track album announced the good news on its Instagram page. Based on the Philippine Association of the Record Industry (PARI) standards, platinum record award is given if the album sells 15,000 units. One of the hit songs in the album […]

13.04.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
New ‘Ant-Man’ trailer released

New ‘Ant-Man’ trailer released

(Relaxnews) – The official trailer for the upcoming movie “Ant-Man” was released to YouTube Monday. “Ant-Man” will debut in North American cinemas on July 17. In the film, a member of The Avengers comes to the big screen for the first time with a new character by Marvel Studios, super hero Ant-Man. The film stars […]

13.04.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Japan, China, S. Korea agree to boost tourism: reports

Japan, China, S. Korea agree to boost tourism: reports

(Tokyo-AFP) – Japan, China and South Korea briefly put aside territorial and historical disputes Sunday for rare trilateral talks announcing a bid to boost tourism numbers in the three countries to 30 million visitors in five years. Japanese tourism minister Akihiro Ota met with counterparts Li Jinzao of the China National Tourism Administration and Kim […]

13.04.2015 · Filled under: Asian News, Destinations, Sports & Recreation ·
‘Fault in Our Stars’ wins big at MTV awards

‘Fault in Our Stars’ wins big at MTV awards

(Los Angeles-AFP) – Teen tear-jerker “The Fault in Our Stars” and “American Sniper” actor Bradley Cooper were the big winners at the MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday. Cooper took Best Male Performance for “Sniper” — Clint Eastwood’s Iraq war drama which was nominated for six Oscars and was a massive hit at […]

13.04.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Triumphing over cravings for salt, fat with porous foods

Triumphing over cravings for salt, fat with porous foods

(Relaxnews) – Where willpower continues to fail us, science prevails in a new study that suggests tweaking porosity during food manufacturing could mean the end of infamous cravings for salt and fat. Manipulating the number and size of pores during the processing could enable manufacturers to use less salt and consumers to enjoy it that […]

13.04.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
iOS 8 increasingly mirrors Yosemite and readies for the arrival of the Apple Watch

iOS 8 increasingly mirrors Yosemite and readies for the arrival of the Apple Watch

(Relaxnews) – Apple has released iOS 8.3, the latest update of its mobile OS, for download. This is the third major iOS 8 update since its release on September 17, 2014, which coincided with the launch of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. iOS 8: iCloud Drive and Health The iOS 8 operating system, compatible […]

10.04.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Marilyn Monroe inspires animated character for entertainment and retail

Marilyn Monroe inspires animated character for entertainment and retail

(Relaxnews) – Hollywood bombshell and 1950s icon Marilyn Monroe has inspired an animated character by Chinese group DMG Entertainment and US-based Authentic Brands Group. The “Mini Marilyn” character will be used for TV, film and live venue attractions, Variety reports. According to the two groups, the design will serve as the engine for licensing, retail […]

10.04.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Games, Hollywood Stars ·
New York’s World Trade Center observatory to open in May

New York’s World Trade Center observatory to open in May

(New York-AFP) – The observatory of New York’s new World Trade Center will open May 29 to the public, building managers said Tuesday. The observatory is on floors 100, 101 and 102 in the gleaming glass tower that was built on the site of buildings destroyed in the September 11, 2001 attacks in Manhattan. Also […]

10.04.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, U.S. News ·
Petition to rename Singapore’s airport after Lee Kuan Yew takes flight

Petition to rename Singapore’s airport after Lee Kuan Yew takes flight

(Singapore-AFP) – An online petition to rename Singapore’s Changi Airport “Lee Kuan Yew International Airport” has been signed by more than 12,000 people and submitted to the government, its organiser said on Wednesday. In an update on the website change.org the organiser, who goes by the moniker ‘Remembering LKY’ – Lee’s initials, said the petition, […]

10.04.2015 · Filled under: Asian News, Destinations ·
Alex Garland: the path from novelist to director

Alex Garland: the path from novelist to director

(Relaxnews) – Alex Garland makes his directorial debut with AI thriller “Ex Machina,” launching in the US on April 10. We chart his career path as a novelist, screenwriter, producer, and even video game consultant. Bursting onto the scene with a searing first novel, 1996′s “The Beach” established Garland as a force in contemporary fiction. […]

10.04.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Chanel to launch online pop-up store at Net-a-Porter

Chanel to launch online pop-up store at Net-a-Porter

(Relaxnews) – Luxury fashion house Chanel is launching its first official e-commerce project, an online store at Net-a-porter.com for a capsule collection of jewelry. The collection, Coco Crush, will comprise five rings and one cuff in 18-karat gold, reports Women’s Wear Daily. Each piece features the brand’s signature quilted pattern. Rings are expected to be […]

10.04.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
Filipino-owned pizza salon at The Plaza Food Hall

Filipino-owned pizza salon at The Plaza Food Hall

NEW YORK – There’s thin crust pizza; and there’s paper thin crust pizza. That’s Pizza Rollio – a delicate crisp layered with a delightful blend of cheese, herbs and fresh toppings, best enjoyed in one bite, rolled up with fresh arugula, alfalfa and sauces. The artisanal pizza created by mother Mariko Jacinto, son Deki Tajonera, […]

10.04.2015 · Filled under: Asian News, Columnists, Food & Dining, Jannelle So, Kitchenomics, News ·
Get free tickets to see Lani Misalucha at the Pechanga Theater

Get free tickets to see Lani Misalucha at the Pechanga Theater

If you are interested in seeing Lani Misalucha live at Pechanga Resort & Casino, then perhaps this is your lucky day.  Pechanga Resort & Casino announced a raffle contest, which will giveaway two pairs of tickets to Lani Misalucha’s Concert at the Pechanga Theater on May 22, 2015  at 8:00 PM. The raffle contest will begin on April 11 and […]

10.04.2015 · Filled under: Contests, Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Happenings, Music, Offers, Promotions ·
Cebuano filmmaker launches film, ‘Waves’ in New York Film Academy Theater, Los Angeles

Cebuano filmmaker launches film, ‘Waves’ in New York Film Academy Theater, Los Angeles

By Hannah De Castro-Abinuman On Friday, March 27, 2015, Waverly Productions, a Cebu-based, Indie filmhouse, hosted a special screening of their very first feature-length film entitled, “Waves,” in the New York Film Academy (NYFA) Theater in Burbank, California. Waves stars multi-award winning actor, Baron Geisler (Ross), Polish model Ilona Struzik (Sofia) and award winning actress […]

09.04.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Film ·
Bataan survivors, descendants to meet at Hotel Queen Mary for 31st annual reunion

Bataan survivors, descendants to meet at Hotel Queen Mary for 31st annual reunion

Survivors of the Battles of Bataan and Corregidor, and the Bataan Death March, and their descendants will gather in Long Beach on Friday and Saturday, April 24 – 25, at the annual meeting and reunion of the Philippine Scouts Heritage Society.  These men are the soldiers who fought America’s first ground battles of World War II.  The United States Army awarded its […]

08.04.2015 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Dove releases latest beauty campaign video, ‘Choose Beautiful’

Dove releases latest beauty campaign video, ‘Choose Beautiful’

(Relaxnews) – Beauty and personal care brand Dove is known for its viral videos about beauty, and the latest, “Choose Beautiful,” has been generating buzz since releasing on Tuesday. In the new video, women in five cities — San Francisco, Shanghai, Delhi, London and São Paulo — are given the opportunity to enter a building […]

08.04.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Online, Videos ·
Olivia Wilde, Garrett Hedlund returning for ‘Tron 3′

Olivia Wilde, Garrett Hedlund returning for ‘Tron 3′

(Relaxnews) – Joseph Kosinski is back to direct the sequel to 2010′s “Tron: Legacy,” and Olivia Wilde and Garrett Hedlund will reteam in the lead roles. The project is looking to shoot in the fall, reports The Hollywood Reporter, with plot details uder wraps for now. “Tron: Legacy” followed up the 1980s sci-fi film “Tron,” which […]

08.04.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
‘Grace of Monaco’ getting a straight-to-TV release in US

‘Grace of Monaco’ getting a straight-to-TV release in US

(Relaxnews) – The Grace Kelly biopic starring Nicole Kidman is headed to Lifetime in the US, where it will premiere next month. After opening the Cannes film festival last year to many negative reviews, “Grace of Monaco” saw its US release date pushed back once and is now headed straight to the US network. Lifetime […]

08.04.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·