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 ·
Certain foods linked to eye health

Certain foods linked to eye health

(Relaxnews) – Anyone concerned with maintaining healthy eye function may want to add more broccoli, sardines and blueberries to their diet, according to the recommendations from an expert at Loyola University Chicago. Several nutrients are essential to eye health, and some may even help to improve eyesight and prevent problems such as cataracts and macular […]

03.04.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
UCLA Pilipino Alumni endowment reaches $91,000

UCLA Pilipino Alumni endowment reaches $91,000

On Thursday, March 26, the UCLA Pilipino Alumni Association and supporters held a dinner at the L.A. Rose Café and announced that the UCLA Pilipino Alumni Endowment reached $91,000, which supports the UCLA Pilipino Alumni / Lovell Sevilla Scholarship Program.  There were also several discussions on how to continually increase the endowment, which is key to helping […]

03.04.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
Pacquiao’s Holy Week message: Forgiveness

Pacquiao’s Holy Week message: Forgiveness

While blessed with adoring fans and supporters who love and respect him, Philippine boxing champion and congressman Manny Pacquiao also has his share of haters who want to see him defeated, especially in his upcoming match against Floyd Mayweather Jr. at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on May 2, 2015. What’s probably worse is […]

01.04.2015 · Filled under: Columnists, Jannelle So, Sports & Recreation ·
DOT caps Mega Fam Tour for travel agents with product presentations highlighting tourism opportunities in the Philippines

DOT caps Mega Fam Tour for travel agents with product presentations highlighting tourism opportunities in the Philippines

Asian-American and mainstream American travel agents immerse themselves in a 7-day Philippine experience MANILA – Beaches are just the beginning… The Mega Fam Tour organized by the Philippine Department of Tourism (PDOT) featured not only Boracay, the number one beach destination in Asia, but also historic and cultural elements, adventure travel, good food and lots of surprises […]

01.04.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Promotions ·
Filipino worker advocacy organization hosts free legal clinic

Filipino worker advocacy organization hosts free legal clinic

San Jose, California – The Pilipino Association of Workers and Immigrants-Silicon Valley (PAWIS-SV), in conjunction with the Katharine and George Alexander Community Law Center (KGACLC), the Filipino Bar Association of Northern California (FBANC), and Somos Mayfair , hosted a legal clinic on Saturday, March 28 at Somos Mayfair  located at 370 South King Rd, San Jose, CA 95116. Areas […]

31.03.2015 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News, Services ·