PHL, French leaders to discuss ‘terrorism’: spokesman

PHL, French leaders to discuss ‘terrorism’: spokesman

Manila, Philippines | AFP | French President Francois Hollande will discuss international terrorism when he meets his Philippine counterpart Benigno Aquino this week, a spokesman said Sunday. The French leader’s state visit from Thursday-Friday will focus on climate change but the recent attacks in Paris have also brought security to the forefront, said Aquino spokesman Herminio […]

25.02.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
US Marine enters no plea

US Marine enters no plea

But murder trial will proceed vs L/Cpl. Pemberton By Joel Guinto Olongapo City, Philippines | AFP |  – A US Marine charged with murdering a transgender Filipina refused to enter a plea on Monday as he sought to have the case dismissed, but his trial will go ahead nevertheless, lawyers said. The court overseeing proceedings […]

25.02.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Cebu visit included in Ambassadors’ Basic Tour 2015; 10th ACGTDT edition launched

Cebu visit included in Ambassadors’ Basic Tour 2015; 10th ACGTDT edition launched

Los Angeles – The Philippine Consulate General and the Department of Tourism in Los Angeles launched on 17 February 2014, the 10th Ambassadors, Consuls General, and Tourism Directors Tour (ACGTDT) to the Philippines scheduled for July 6-10, 2015. The 10th ACGTDT is a joint project of all Philippine Foreign Service Posts in the United States (Agana, Chicago, Honolulu, […]

25.02.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Local News ·
Oscars fashion: White and silver, and lots of beads

Oscars fashion: White and silver, and lots of beads

(Hollywood, United States-AFP) – Hollywood’s A-list actresses oozed old-school elegance in white and glittering silver on the Oscars red carpet Sunday, even as rain tumbled down on Tinseltown’s top fashion parade. Beyond the icy color palette, another trend for the ladies was lots of pearls and beads. Many of the gowns seen on the red […]

23.02.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Oscars 2015: battle of the designer labels

Oscars 2015: battle of the designer labels

(Relaxnews) – Fashion’s most famed houses vied for the world’s attention at Sunday night’s red carpet at the 87th Academy Awards. Red carpet favorites Chanel, Valentino, Elie Saab, Alberta Ferretti and Alexander Mcqueen provided some of the most flashbulb friendly looks, but two labels owned the event. This year, two design houses clocked up multiple red carpet […]

‘Birdman’: a dark satire about the world of showbiz

‘Birdman’: a dark satire about the world of showbiz

(Hollywood, United States-AFP) – “Birdman,” which won the best picture Oscar on Sunday, is a quirky black comedy about the dark side of fame in the entertainment industry, starring Michael Keaton in the performance of his career. The film directed by Mexico’s Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu was the big winner of the night, taking four Oscars […]

23.02.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Lady Gaga in moving ‘Sound of Music’ Oscars tribute

Lady Gaga in moving ‘Sound of Music’ Oscars tribute

(Hollywood, United States-AFP) – The Academy Awards hailed the 50th anniversary of its all-time greatest musical Sunday, recruiting Lady Gaga to gracefully sing a medley of memorable tunes from “The Sound of Music.” Starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, the cinematic tale of the musical von Trapp family in Austria and their mischievous governess is […]

23.02.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Music ·
Complete list of Oscar winners

Complete list of Oscar winners

(Hollywood, United States-AFP) – Here is the complete list of winners at the 87th Academy Awards on Sunday: Best picture: “Birdman” Best director: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, “Birdman” Best actor: Eddie Redmayne, “The Theory of Everything” Best actress: Julianne Moore, “Still Alice” Best supporting actor: J.K. Simmons, “Whiplash” Best supporting actress: Patricia Arquette, “Boyhood” Best original […]

23.02.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Exemption for caregiver renewals has been removed

Exemption for caregiver renewals has been removed

Q. I entered Canada to work as a live in caregiver in August 2013. I worked for over a year and then my employer passed away. After many months I finally found a new employer to hire me. I want to work right away but I do not know what my employer needs to do. My friend […]

22.02.2015 · Filled under: Legal Matters, Services ·
UCLA among Peace Corps’ top volunteer-producing schools in 2015

UCLA among Peace Corps’ top volunteer-producing schools in 2015

WASHINGTON – The Peace Corps today released the 2015 rankings of the top volunteer-producing colleges and universities across the country. This year, the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), ranked No. 11 among large schools, with 43 alumni currently volunteering worldwide. “The Peace Corps provides an indispensable opportunity for young people out of college to […]

22.02.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Dinner at your door: UberEATS to hit Barcelona

Dinner at your door: UberEATS to hit Barcelona

(Relaxnews) – Uber has announced the launch of its first international meal delivery service in Barcelona. The service, called UberEATs, will deliver plates from the best local restaurants in Barcelona to your door. Ordering is easy, just open the regular Uber app and tap the UberEATs icon. UberEATs is in service in Los Angeles under […]

Oscar best picture winners of past 20 years

Oscar best picture winners of past 20 years

(Hollywood-AFP) – The following is a list of the Academy Award best picture winners from the last 20 years, ahead of Sunday’s 87th Oscars in Hollywood: 2014 – “12 Years A Slave” 2013 – “Argo” 2012 – “The Artist” 2011 – “The King’s Speech” 2010 – “The Hurt Locker” 2009 – “Slumdog Millionaire” 2008 – […]

22.02.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
The 2015 Oscars, by the numbers

The 2015 Oscars, by the numbers

(Hollywood-AFP) – The 87th Oscars will be held Sunday at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. Here are the Academy Awards, by numbers. Voting members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences: 6,124. Countries where Oscars ceremony will be broadcast: over 225. Films eligible for Best Picture: 323. Countries submitting foreign-language films: 83. Statuettes […]

22.02.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Marc Jacobs wows NY crowd with eccentric elegance

Marc Jacobs wows NY crowd with eccentric elegance

(New York-AFP) – American designer Marc Jacobs provided a dazzling finale to New York Fashion Week on Thursday with a collection of severe but eccentric elegance that followed cashmere cool from Ralph Lauren and urban eroticism from Calvin Klein. Jacobs invited film director Sofia Coppola, Blondie frontwoman Deborah Harry and actress Christina Ricci to an […]

22.02.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Hollywood Stars, Home & Garden ·
Kirk Cameron, Cameron Diaz take anti-Oscar Razzie awards

Kirk Cameron, Cameron Diaz take anti-Oscar Razzie awards

(Los Angeles-AFP) – “Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas,” a film which promises to “put Christ back into Christmas” and actress Cameron Diaz triumphed Saturday at the Razzies anti-award show, Hollywood’s hall of shame. On the eve of the Oscars, the movie — of which one critic said “even devout born-again Christians will find this hard to […]

22.02.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online ·
How Oscars number-crunchers keep winners secret

How Oscars number-crunchers keep winners secret

(Los Angeles-AFP) – By day, they are accountants with global consulting firm PriceWaterhouseCoopers. But from Friday, for two days only, they become keepers of one of the most closely-guarded secrets in the world. Brian Cullinan and Martha Ruiz will be the only people who know the winners of the coveted golden Oscar statuettes, cinema’s most […]

22.02.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Fashion icon Tom Ford to make second movie this year

Fashion icon Tom Ford to make second movie this year

(Hollywood-AFP) – Fashion titan Tom Ford has revealed he plans to shoot his second movie later this year, following the critical success of his debut 2009 feature film “A Single Man.” Ford wowed an A-list crowd in Los Angeles on Friday by taking the unusual step of staging his London Fashion Week fall/winter show in […]

21.02.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Home & Garden ·
Some fun facts about the 2015 Oscars

Some fun facts about the 2015 Oscars

(Hollywood, United States-AFP) – The 87th Academy Awards takes place Sunday at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. Here AFP looks at some facts and figures about this year’s extravaganza: ALL WHITE Every single one of the 20 acting nominees is white, for only the second time in nearly two decades. The last time there were […]

21.02.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
A selection of Taylor Swift covers: the good, the clever and the surprising

A selection of Taylor Swift covers: the good, the clever and the surprising

(Relaxnews) – A new take on Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space” by Stephen Malkmus (formerly of Pavement) has been making the rounds this week. Swift’s music has been widely covered in recent years, with results ranging from catchy to poignant. Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks – “Blank Space” The former Pavement member presented his kid-friendly take […]

21.02.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online ·
Why do blockbusters rarely win top honors at Oscars?

Why do blockbusters rarely win top honors at Oscars?

(Hollywood, United States-AFP) – So who has actually seen the top Oscar movies? Film buffs, mostly. That’s because — let’s face it — most of the films shortlisted for Academy Awards glory are relatively small-budget independent flicks, not crowd-pleasing blockbusters. And it’s even more the case this year, with only one of the eight films […]

21.02.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·