Polish castle to set the scene for real-life wizarding school

Polish castle to set the scene for real-life wizarding school

(Relaxnews) – Fans of the Harry Potter series and the magical arts have launched a crowdsourcing campaign that aims to bring a College of Wizardry to life, and — if all goes well —  turn a castle in Poland into a permanent school of sorcery. Within three days of being posted on crowdfunding site Indiegogo […]

Apple overtakes Samsung in global smartphone sales for the first time since 2011

Apple overtakes Samsung in global smartphone sales for the first time since 2011

(Relaxnews) – Apple overtook Samsung to become the number one smartphone retailer in the fourth quarter of 2014, knocking the South Korean giant off the top spot for the first time since 2011, according to new figures from Gartner. Worldwide smartphone sales saw a record fourth quarter, totaling 367.5 million units. In 2014, sales of […]

03.03.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Online, Science & Technology ·
Balita Photo Editor Auctions Off Best Work for a Cause

Balita Photo Editor Auctions Off Best Work for a Cause

Weekend Balita Photo Editor Benny Uy has auctioned off one of his best works to raise funds for a scholarship program for the children of slain journalists in the Philippines. “I’m very thankful to those supporting my efforts,” said Uy, who has used his wide community network and strong presence in social media to solicit bids for his […]

03.03.2015 · Filled under: Art, Local News ·
Bill to exempt Pacquiao from taxes mulled

Bill to exempt Pacquiao from taxes mulled

MANILA, Mar 2 (Mabuhay) – The chairman of the Senate ways and means committee said a bill seeking to give Manny Pacquiao tax exemption on his earnings as a boxing champion is a good measure that would recognize his contributions to the country. In a statement, Senator Juan Edgardo Angara said he will consider the […]

02.03.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News, Sports & Recreation ·
L.A.’s January water use continues to decline

L.A.’s January water use continues to decline

LADWP customers urged to conserve more as drought persists LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) today released its water conservation numbers for January 2015 showing a 22% reduction since January 2007 – the year that the city’s water conservation ordinance was implemented, and a 15.8% reduction in water use […]

02.03.2015 · Filled under: Environment, U.S. News ·
President Aquino says Philippines, France share same principles in building a peaceful nation

President Aquino says Philippines, France share same principles in building a peaceful nation

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – President Benigno S. Aquino III on Thursday pledged support for the people of France in building a peaceful nation by upholding human dignity and promoting the rule of law. In his toast during the state dinner in honor of visiting French President François Hollande at the Rizal Hall of Malacañang Palace, President […]

02.03.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Sandara open to working with John Lloyd

Sandara open to working with John Lloyd

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — K-POP star Sandara Park has welcomed the idea of working with Kapamilya drama actor John Lloyd Cruz in a local movie project. “Gustong gusto ko yan kasi talagang I really love his movies and his acting. Nakaka-in love yung mata niya kapag umaarte kaya sobrang excited ako ‘pag nangyari,” the 2NE1 singer […]

02.03.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
What’s behind the New Nordic Diet

What’s behind the New Nordic Diet

(Relaxnews) – Everyone’s talking about the Nordic Diet, but what’s the part about it being new? We’ve got the lowdown on that and what the diet entails to help you stay healthy or lose weight — whatever your goals may be. A dynamic combination of gourmet and science, the New Nordic Diet was developed at the University […]

02.03.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Madonna releases dates for ‘Rebel Heart’ tour

Madonna releases dates for ‘Rebel Heart’ tour

(Relaxnews) – Madonna has announced the dates for her “Rebel Heart” tour, set to take in North America and Europe from this summer. The 35-city tour will kick off in Miami on August 29 before taking in the sights of New York, LA, Chicago, Montreal and more before heading over to Europe, where the Queen […]

02.03.2015 · Filled under: Art, Entertainment, Home & Garden, International Stars, Music ·
UK coins to feature new portrait of Queen Elizabeth II

UK coins to feature new portrait of Queen Elizabeth II

(London-AFP) – A new portrait of Queen Elizabeth II which will appear on coins in Britain was unveiled Monday — only the fifth one of her 63-year reign. The likeness shows the 88-year-old monarch facing right in profile and wearing a crown and drop earrings. It replaces a previous portrait which dates back to 1998. […]

02.03.2015 · Filled under: Art, Home & Garden, International Stars, World News ·
Bill Gates still world’s richest man, Forbes says

Bill Gates still world’s richest man, Forbes says

(New York-AFP) – Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates kept his spot as the world’s richest man, a rank he has held for 16 of the past 21 years, Forbes magazine said Monday. The Microsoft co-founder’s fortune increased $3.2 billion since last year to $79.2 billion, the business magazine said, despite a $1.5 billion gift of Microsoft […]

02.03.2015 · Filled under: Home & Garden, International Stars, Science & Technology ·
Jamie Dornan from ‘Fifty Shades’ to WWII

Jamie Dornan from ‘Fifty Shades’ to WWII

(Relaxnews) – One of the hottest properties in Hollywood, thanks to his starring role in box-office smash “Fifty Shades of Grey,” Dornan is set to thrash the Nazis in his next big-screen outing. As first reported by Screen Daily, the star has signed on to play the lead role in “Anthropoid,” a wartime thriller based on […]

02.03.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, International Stars ·
Chanel reunites with Alice Dellal, Kristen Stewart and Vanessa Paradis

Chanel reunites with Alice Dellal, Kristen Stewart and Vanessa Paradis

(Relaxnews) – As announced in January, Karl Lagerfeld photographed the three prestigious spokesmodels for the latest Chanel handbags campaign, which spotlights Chanel’s iconic 11.12 and Boy bags, as well as the brand new Girl bag. Supermodel Alice Dellal, American actress Kristen Stewart and French actress Vanessa Paradis — all of whom have already posed for […]

02.03.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Hollywood Stars, Home & Garden ·
From the Milan runway: Giorgio Armani

From the Milan runway: Giorgio Armani

(Relaxnews) – Softness, elegance and femininity at Giorgio Armani. Paris Modes TV’s editor in chief Sophie de Champsavin shared her impressions on the presentation. In this new collection, the designer plays with detachable collars which are found on the top of a jacket, and around a top. The silhouette is fluid, and tailoring dominates. The […]

02.03.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
From the Milan runway: Missoni

From the Milan runway: Missoni

(Relaxnews) – At Missoni, the design of the season, a marbled effect like a tattoo, brings a new energy and impulse to the clothes. The last show on the fifth day of Milan Fashion Week was the Missoni collection. The silhouette is ultra fitted, the enveloping knitwear is worn like a second skin. The numerous […]

02.03.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
LA County to host used oil and filter recycling event in Rowland Heights

LA County to host used oil and filter recycling event in Rowland Heights

LA County Public Works will host a free used motor oil and oil filter recycling event on Saturday, February 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at O’Reilly Auto Parts, located at 19705 Colima Road, Suite 8, Rowland Heights, 91748. When used oil is illegally dumped into storm drains, it pollutes local water bodies and […]

27.02.2015 · Filled under: Environment, Happenings, Services ·
Asian group disappointed by temporary injunction on Immigration Action

Asian group disappointed by temporary injunction on Immigration Action

Existing DACA program not impacted; Preliminary injunction on expanded DACA and DAPA programs only temporary Los Angeles, CA – Last night, Judge Andrew S. Hanen, a G.W. Bush-appointed district court judge in Brownsville, Texas, issued a preliminary injunction that temporarily blocks the implementation process of the new immigrant deferred action programs. While the ruling delays the […]

26.02.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Obama pressures Congress on US security, immigration

Obama pressures Congress on US security, immigration

Washington, United States | AFP |   – US President Barack Obama fought back Monday against Republican efforts to block his immigration plan, urging a federal court to allow the shielding of deportations and demanding Congress fund homeland security. The Justice Department filed a motion Monday to a federal court in Texas calling for it […]

26.02.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Kin of SAF in viral video hurt by Aquino’s ‘equal’ statement

Kin of SAF in viral video hurt by Aquino’s ‘equal’ statement

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The family of the Special Action Force (SAF) trooper whose gruesome death was captured on video was hurt by the statements of President Benigno Aquino III during a meeting with bereaved families in CampCrame last Wednesday. Lorna Sagonoy, the mother of slain SAF trooper PO1 Sagonoy, said her family is still grieving […]

26.02.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Reported burning of Marwan’s hut immaterial to Mamasapano probe – CIDG chief Magalong

Reported burning of Marwan’s hut immaterial to Mamasapano probe – CIDG chief Magalong

COTABATO CITY (Mabuhay) -– The reported burning of huts, including that used by suspected Malaysian terrorist Zulkifli bin Hir alias Marwan, in a remote area in Mamasapano, Maguindanao will not affect the PNP-Board of Inquiry looking into the bloody Jan. 25 clash between elite police commandos and combatants from the Moro Islamic Liberation Front and […]

26.02.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·