Ted Cruz, heavy on faith, launches White House bid

Ted Cruz, heavy on faith, launches White House bid

By Michael Mathes Lynchburg, United States , AFP, Monday 3/23/2015- Ultra-conservative Republican US Senator Ted Cruz launched his White House quest on Monday, invoking his abiding faith in God as he effectively kick-started the 2016 presidential race. The 44-year-old Tea Party favorite from Texas chose Liberty University, the sprawling Christian evangelical bastion founded by Reverend Jerry […]

23.03.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
‘Insurgent’ top at box office, ‘Gunman’ fires a blank

‘Insurgent’ top at box office, ‘Gunman’ fires a blank

(Los Angeles-AFP) – Dystopian thriller “Insurgent” blasted its way to top spot at the North American box-office this weekend as Sean Penn action movie “The Gunman” fired a blank, estimated figures showed Sunday. The second big-screen adaptation based on Veronica Roth’s best-selling “Divergent” trilogy, “Insurgent” opened with $54 million according to box-office tracker Exhibitor Relations. […]

23.03.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Celine Dion to return to Vegas residency: report

Celine Dion to return to Vegas residency: report

(AFP) – Canadian singer Celine Dion will return to her residency in Las Vegas in August after taking an indefinite break last year to care for her cancer-stricken husband, People magazine reported. On her website, the star from French-speaking province Quebec hinted at the news on Saturday, exclaiming “Good news on the horizon!” showing her […]

23.03.2015 · Filled under: Art, Entertainment, Hollywood Stars, International Stars, Music ·
Lacoste adds a touch of yellow to its polo-inspired fragrance line

Lacoste adds a touch of yellow to its polo-inspired fragrance line

(Relaxnews) – The crocodile brand has added a new reference to its L.12.12 men’s fragrance collection, named for the signature cotton piqué polo shirt. Due to arrive at perfume counters from March 23, the new essence comes in a yellow version of the classic square bottle. Color and optimism Eau de Lacoste L.12.12 Jaune has […]

23.03.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
Rio unveils test program as 500-day milestone looms

Rio unveils test program as 500-day milestone looms

(Rio de Janeiro-AFP) – Organizers of next year’s Rio Olympics on Wednesday unveiled the full program of test events in the lead-up to the first ever Games in South America. Between July and May of next year, 7,800 athletes will participate in 34 Olympic, four Paralympic and four mixed test events with more than 16000 […]

23.03.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Sports & Recreation ·
Keanu Reeves and Jim Carrey to star in ‘The Bad Batch’

Keanu Reeves and Jim Carrey to star in ‘The Bad Batch’

(Relaxnews) – Keanu Reeves, Jim Carrey and Suki Waterhouse have all been lined up to star in “The Bad Batch” directed by Ana Lily Amirpour. Actor Jason Momoa has also been confirmed as a cast member, reports Deadline, while Amirpour is also writing the screenplay.  The love story, from Annapurna Pictures and VICE, will be […]

23.03.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Magical views from top of the world for solar eclipse

Magical views from top of the world for solar eclipse

(Longyearbyen, Norway-AFP) – All eyes were turned to the heavens early Friday for a solar eclipse offering spectacular views from selected airplane seats, European countries with clear skies and a remote Arctic archipelago. Die-hard eclipse junkies flew in from around the world to the Faroe Islands and Norway’s Arctic Svalbard archipelago to observe the less […]

23.03.2015 · Filled under: Destinations ·
Chocolate or fruit-filled, the éclair emerges as a global food trend

Chocolate or fruit-filled, the éclair emerges as a global food trend

(Relaxnews) – Through March 22, pastry shops all over France are celebrating “La Quinzaine de l’éclair,” a fortnight in honor of the elongated custard-filled dessert. Participating chefs will serve three special éclairs in their shops: hazelnut praline, chocolate cherry and caramel apple. But France isn’t the only place where the éclair is in the limelight […]

23.03.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
One Direction pays ‘marijuana bond’ to PHL: gov’t

One Direction pays ‘marijuana bond’ to PHL: gov’t

Manila|AFP| – British pop phenomenon One Direction paid a cash bond to the Philippines on Thursday that was imposed because of drug concerns, allowing them to play two concerts this weekend, the immigration bureau said. The bond, 200,000 pesos ($4,500) each for singers Zayn Malik and Louis Tomlinson, will be forfeited should the two get […]

20.03.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Philippine News ·
Vitamin D recommendations were miscalculated: study

Vitamin D recommendations were miscalculated: study

(Relaxnews) – We need far more vitamin D than previously thought, according to two teams of researchers from Canada and the US. The Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for vitamin D is ten times lower than what we actually need, say two teams of researchers who have challenged the US’s National Academy of Sciences (NAS) and […]

19.03.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Flyers in US most satisfied with JetBlue and Southwest: poll

Flyers in US most satisfied with JetBlue and Southwest: poll

(Relaxnews) – JetBlue, Southwest and Delta have emerged the top scoring airlines in a wide sweeping poll that asked US consumers to evaluate major brands on their customer service. With an overall score of 75 percent, JetBlue Airlines received the highest mark among airlines in the 2015 Temkin Experience Ratings which polled 10,000 US respondents […]

19.03.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden ·
‘Glee’ to take a bow this Friday on Fox

‘Glee’ to take a bow this Friday on Fox

(Relaxnews) – This Friday, March 20, Fox will air the final double episode of Ryan Murphy’s musical comedy series. After bringing a breath of fresh air to the small screen in 2009, “Glee” is poised to go out with a fizzle. TV audiences are fickle, and many a series has been the victim of viewers’ […]

19.03.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Hollywood Stars ·
Top iPhone apps: ‘Fotoplace,’ ‘vente-privee,’ ‘Kiwi Q&A’

Top iPhone apps: ‘Fotoplace,’ ‘vente-privee,’ ‘Kiwi Q&A’

(Relaxnews) – A fashion sales app and photo editing suite with cinematic leanings are among new apps hitting top spot on national charts. More details on these and other top free iPhone applications by country for the week, by number of downloads and recorded on March 19, 2015, can be found below. USA Facebook Messenger […]

19.03.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Beauty & Style, Games, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
ABS-CBN Foundation Int’l celebrates 18 years of Bantay Bata (Child Watch)

ABS-CBN Foundation Int’l celebrates 18 years of Bantay Bata (Child Watch)

Program continues to protect abused and abandoned children of today to protect future generations REDWOOD SHORES, CA   - It was the tragic death of a young girl in the Philippines who was brutally beaten by her own mother in 1996 that sparked the idea of creating a helpline that will receive reports of cases of child […]

19.03.2015 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
New Jaguar set for high wire debut

New Jaguar set for high wire debut

(Relaxnews) – To highlight its latest car’s lightweight construction and its agility, the Jaguar XF is taking to a tightrope in one of the company’s most ambitious publicity stunts to date. The reveal, scheduled for March 24 — a week before the New York Autoshow — will bring a new meaning to driving by wire. […]

18.03.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring, Online, Videos ·
Japanese clothes but few Japanese models at Tokyo Fashion Week

Japanese clothes but few Japanese models at Tokyo Fashion Week

(Tokyo-AFP) – Tokyo Fashion Week has long been a platform for edgy Japanese designers — but perhaps more remarkable is just how few Japanese models grace its catwalks. Tall, white and often blonde young women dominate the runway, with a foreign look that is now commonplace in Japanese magazines, shows and advertisements. “It’s kind of […]

18.03.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
Space, the next frontier for ‘Insurgent’ author

Space, the next frontier for ‘Insurgent’ author

(Los Angeles-AFP) – Cult US teen author Veronica Roth has come a long way in only a few years. And it seems her next step — at least, in a literary sense — will be into space. The 26-year-old published her debut novel “Divergent” in 2011, launching a dystopian trilogy that has been turned into […]

18.03.2015 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Iñigo Pascual to continue showbiz stint

Iñigo Pascual to continue showbiz stint

NEWBIE actor Iñigo Pascual admitted he is slowly getting used to showbiz life in the Philippines. “Medyo sanay na, especially when people are asking me for a photo, ngayon mas relax na ako. Nasasanay na ako and minsan ako na talaga yung lumalapit,” he said. After starring in his debut movie “Relaks, It’s Just Pag-Ibig” […]

18.03.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Pacquiao undergoes random blood, urine testing

Pacquiao undergoes random blood, urine testing

Los Angeles, United States |AFP| - Manny Pacquiao was given a random drug test Saturday, only two days after the US Anti-Doping Agency revealed the Filipino boxing icon and future foe Floyd Mayweather agreed to Olympic-style testing. A report on GMA News in Pacquiao’s homeland detailed that he had given blood and urine samples to a […]

18.03.2015 · Filled under: Local News, Sports & Recreation ·
US firms urged to bid for major infra projects in PHL

US firms urged to bid for major infra projects in PHL

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Philippines is taking advantage of the growing interest of American and other foreign investors in the country by urging them to participate in the bidding for a number of major infrastructure projects that are in the pipeline. “Tremendous opportunities exist in the Philippines for infrastructure development,” said Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia, […]

18.03.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·