One third of web users globally is a British football fan

One third of web users globally is a British football fan

(Relaxnews) – Proving that soccer is the world’s only universal language, three in 10 consumers with web access say that they watch Premier League matches on the television and 15% turn to the web to see a game. The figures, from the GlobalWebIndex (GWI), which are based on a sample of up to 170,000 internet […]

US owner offers million dollar inn for 200 words, $125

US owner offers million dollar inn for 200 words, $125

(New York-AFP) – A 200-word essay and $125 is all it will take to become the proud owner of a bucolic New England inn, says its owner, who won the establishment in the same way. For more than two decades, Janice Sage has run the Center Lovell Inn, a majestic bed and breakfast nestled in […]

12.03.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Offbeat ·
Singin’ in the Rain, and how Paris fell in love with US musicals

Singin’ in the Rain, and how Paris fell in love with US musicals

(Paris-AFP) – A sold-out theatre run in Paris for “Singin’ in the Rain”, which opens Thursday, marks another success for American musicals in a country where they once attracted sneers. “In France we are experts at creating categories — there is culture and there is entertainment,” said Jean-Luc Choplin, who runs the Chatelet Theatre where […]

12.03.2015 · Filled under: Art, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Jim Parsons of ‘Big Bang Theory’ gets Hollywood star

Jim Parsons of ‘Big Bang Theory’ gets Hollywood star

(Los Angeles-AFP) – Jim Parsons, the American actor famous for his portrayal of a quirky, self-centered scientist Sheldon Cooper on “The Big Bang Theory,” earned a star Wednesday on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame. Parsons, 41, was flanked by Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, Johnny Galecki and the rest of his castmates in the wildly popular series now going […]

12.03.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Hollywood Stars ·
Singapore Changi Airport named world’s best airport 2015

Singapore Changi Airport named world’s best airport 2015

(Relaxnews) – The gulf between Singapore Changi Airport and other major hubs around the world has widened yet again, after it took the title of World’s Best Airport for the third year in a row. Of the 550 airports considered, Changi emerged the winner at the 2015 World Airport Awards by Skytrax, taking the top […]

12.03.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden ·
Bea Alonzo hospitalized after falling off sail boat

Bea Alonzo hospitalized after falling off sail boat

Bea Alonzo was brought to the hospital on Thursday after meeting an accident on set, according to the movie star in an Instagram post. The photo shows the actress’ hospital tag with her real name, Phylbert Angelie Ranollo. Its caption: “Went to the ER (emergency room) to have my bruises checked due to falling off […]

12.03.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Filipino artist goes big in Hollywood

Filipino artist goes big in Hollywood

By Hannah De Castro-Abinuman Winston Quitasol may not be a name familiar to many. But a lot of people have seen his work. If you watched a Hollywood movie any time between 1992 to now, chances are, you’ve already seen at least one of the films he worked on. As a visual effects and lighting artist, […]

12.03.2015 · Filled under: Art, Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Film ·
2 Fil-Ams win in municipal elections in LA county

2 Fil-Ams win in municipal elections in LA county

By Nimfa Rueda LOS ANGELES – Two Filipino-Americans were re-elected to serve a four-year term on the city councils of Cerritos and Carson in Los Angeles County, according to semi-official results released Wednesday Mark Pulido, currently mayor of Cerritos, topped the city council elections for the second time. He drew the most votes ever recorded […]

11.03.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
Birchbox to release special ‘Mad Men’ boxes

Birchbox to release special ‘Mad Men’ boxes

(Relaxnews) – It’s the show that brought the glamour of 1960s beauty back to our screens, so it’s no surprise that “Mad Men” has teamed up with Birchbox to bring the look to our makeup bags. The cosmetics service is teaming up with the AMC show to celebrate its final episodes with a specially curated […]

11.03.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Hollywood Stars ·
Rayver Cruz not dating Julia Barretto

Rayver Cruz not dating Julia Barretto

Actor-dancer Rayver Cruz finally spoke up on persistent reports that he is dating teen actress Julia Barretto, stressing that they are just good friends. “Walang real score. Kapag napag-uusapan namin ni Julia, natatawa lang kami kasi super close ako sa family niya. After ng London Barrio Fiesta naging close ako sa kanya at sa mama […]

11.03.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Aquino not skirting issue on Purisima’s role in Mamasapano mission – Palace exec

Aquino not skirting issue on Purisima’s role in Mamasapano mission – Palace exec

MANILA  (Mabuhay) –President Benigno Aquino III is not skirting the issue on the role of resigned Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Alan Purisima in the deadly January 25 Mamasapano mission, a Malacañang official said Tuesday. “Wala namang pag-iwas doon sa role ni General Purisima,” Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said. Pressed further why […]

11.03.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Tim Burton continues with live action children’s story streak

Tim Burton continues with live action children’s story streak

(Relaxnews) – Prior to signing on for live-action remake project “Dumbo,” Burton has already found success balancing a selection of youngster’s tales with the darker material that helped established his signature style. James and the Giant Peach (1996) Based on the 1961 Roald Dahl novel about an unhappy orphan boy and a fruit tree growing […]

11.03.2015 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Obama in Selma: ‘Our march is not over’

Obama in Selma: ‘Our march is not over’

By Jérôme Cartillier / Andrew Beatty Selma, United States |AFP|  – US President Barack Obama rallied a new generation of Americans to the spirit of the civil rights struggle on Saturday, warning their march for freedom “is not yet finished.” In a forceful speech in Selma, Alabama on the 50th anniversary of the brutal repression […]

11.03.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Hillary Clinton says ‘not there yet’ on women’s equality

Hillary Clinton says ‘not there yet’ on women’s equality

New York, United States |AFP|   – Two women with global clout – Hillary Clinton and Melinda Gates – released a sweeping report on Monday showing that women are still far from winning equality in leadership positions. The “No Ceilings” report is a review of progress made by women since the 1995 Beijing conference laid […]

11.03.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Michael de Mesa makes theater comeback

Michael de Mesa makes theater comeback

Although he continues to be visible on television with teleseryes like GMA Network’s “Indio” and “Innamorata” as well as in acclaimed films like Erik Matti’s “On The Job” and Joyce Bernal’s “10,000 Hours”, not too many are aware that Michael de Mesa has been shuttling back and forth to the country from the U.S., where […]

11.03.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Geneva 2015: Sometimes nothing beats boutique

Geneva 2015: Sometimes nothing beats boutique

(Relaxnews) – Times change, trends come and go, technology evolves, but in terms of the automotive world, as long as there are people that value individuality and style, automotive personality above all, there will always be room for companies like Morgan and Touring. The Morgan Aero 8 Morgan is a tiny UK carmaker in business […]

10.03.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Chanel brings fantasy Paris to life at fashion week

Chanel brings fantasy Paris to life at fashion week

(Paris-AFP) – Paris, according to lore and legend, is a city predominantly inhabited by elegant women, chic cafes and famous faces. Visitors, of course, find the reality more down-to-earth. The French capital can sometimes seem more heavily touristed, surly and less sartorially obsessed than they might have anticipated. But Chanel, the fashion house that is […]

10.03.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
The powdered sugar on Dunkin’ donuts a little less unhealthy now

The powdered sugar on Dunkin’ donuts a little less unhealthy now

(Relaxnews) – Dunkin’ Donuts has announced plans to remove a whitening agent used in the powdered sugar that coats their donuts following pressure from a consumer group that claims the substance poses a health threat. At issue: titanium dioxide nanomaterials produced through nanotechnology, a new food industry application that manipulates matter at the molecular level […]

10.03.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
From the Paris runway: Stella McCartney

From the Paris runway: Stella McCartney

(Relaxnews) – In a runway show taking place at Paris’s famous Opera Garnier, Stella McCartney offers an urban and confident woman. From backstage and alongside the runway, Paris Modes’ Sophie de Champsavin and Natalia Grgona share their impressions on the presentation. The designer works with different luxurious wools for next winter, through long, asymmetrical jumper […]

10.03.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
Employment agency must be stopped

Employment agency must be stopped

Q. I’m a nurse by profession. I was convinced by a distant relative to apply for a work permit in Canada to work as a personal support worker outside the Toronto area. The job offer was to work for a nursing home and company that guaranteed 40 hours of work per week. My relative in Toronto works for a consulting company/employment […]

10.03.2015 · Filled under: Legal Matters, Services ·