E-cigarettes, a community health threat: State officials

E-cigarettes, a community health threat: State officials

SACRAMENTO – California Department of Public Health (CDPH) director and state health officer Dr. Ron Chapman today issued a Health Advisory and the “State Health Officer’s Report on E-Cigarettes: A Community Health Threat,” warning Californians of the toxicity of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes). “E-cigarettes contain nicotine and other harmful chemicals, and the nicotine in them is as addictive […]

05.02.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, U.S. News ·
Janice admits ‘better relationship’ with John

Janice admits ‘better relationship’ with John

Actress Janice de Belen admitted that she now has a “better relationship” with her former husband, actor John Estrada. In a recent interview with reporters, De Belen said what is important now is that she is now on speaking terms with Estrada, who is the father of her four children. “Okay naman kami… Ngayon it’s […]

05.02.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Obama budget: Higher US spending, tax hike for rich

Obama budget: Higher US spending, tax hike for rich

Washington, United States | AFP |   – President Barack Obama’s 2016 budget unveiled Monday sets priorities for the middle class and proposes major infrastructure improvements, to be paid for largely through increased contributions by the wealthy and corporate America. Republicans, who now control both chambers of Congress, are likely to balk at the wish […]

04.02.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
GAPASCA to award 12 scholarships in Gapan

GAPASCA to award 12 scholarships in Gapan

CERRITOS – Officers of the Gapan City Association of Southern California (GAPASCA), under the leadership of Nimfa Garces Castro, chairman of the board of directors, will travel to their hometown of Gapan City, Nueva Ecija in March to award scholarships to 12 high school graduates of Class 2015. The awarding of the scholarship will be […]

04.02.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
Disney China opening delayed to 2016

Disney China opening delayed to 2016

(New York-AFP) – US entertainment giant Disney’s first theme park in mainland China will not open until early 2016, the company said Tuesday. Chief executive Robert Iger said the delay will push the debut of the Shanghai version of the Magic Kingdom from later this year to spring 2016. No reason was given for the […]

04.02.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment ·
Viktor&Rolf to cease ready-to-wear

Viktor&Rolf to cease ready-to-wear

(Relaxnews) – After Jean Paul Gaultier, the Dutch design duo are going back to their Haute Couture roots. All eyes will be on the brand next month as it bows out of the ready-to-wear calendar at Paris Fashion Week where designers will unveil their ready-to-wear collections for Autumn/Winter 2015. As the Winter 2015 season marks […]

04.02.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
Oprah Winfrey and Ava DuVernay (‘Selma’) developing a TV series

Oprah Winfrey and Ava DuVernay (‘Selma’) developing a TV series

(Relaxnews) – After “Selma,” the TV personality and the director will collaborate once again, this time on a series inspired by Natalie Baszile’s 2014 novel “Queen Sugar.” Winfrey will have a recurring role in the series, which is developed for her network OWN. The story centers on Charley, a woman who leaves behind an upscale […]

04.02.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars ·
Nike unveils Kobe Bryant’s 10th signature shoe

Nike unveils Kobe Bryant’s 10th signature shoe

(Relaxnews) – Nike has presented the Kobe X, its 10th basketball shoe inspired by NBA star Kobe Bryant. The tie-up between the American basketball star and the sports outfitter began in 2008 with the launch of the first Kobe Bryant signature shoe, the Hyperdunk. For the new model, Nike chose an understated design with a […]

Chanel brings a touch of rock ‘n’ roll to new watch line

Chanel brings a touch of rock ‘n’ roll to new watch line

(Relaxnews) – The French brand has presented its new Première Rock watch collection, which combines the sophistication inherent to the Chanel name with a younger, more modern and more rebellious side. Upon first glance, the watches in this new collection resemble Chanel’s classic Première model. But a closer look reveals a number of design details […]

04.02.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
‘New York Pinoy Eats’

‘New York Pinoy Eats’

New York – There’s a saying that goes, ‘You can take the Filipinos out the Philippines; but never the Philippines out of the Filipinos.’ And I guess that’s why even in the freezing cold, 8,593 miles from the Philippines, Pinoys in the Big Apple still love their dinuguan, sisig, kare-kare, adobo, and pan de sal. […]

03.02.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Kitchenomics, Offbeat ·

Traveling and choosing a life partner (Part 1)

You should never marry until you’ve traveled together. Traveling will give you an idea on how your partner reacts to frustrations, when things don’t go as planned; or how independent or dependent s/he is; and even her/his habits. It will also help gauge your compatibility based on what you value and prioritize; your preferences about […]

03.02.2015 · Filled under: Uncategorized ·
Disney pitches adult-only Valentine’s Day ideas

Disney pitches adult-only Valentine’s Day ideas

(Relaxnews) – Disney is trying to convince couples that its theme parks and properties aren’t just for kids, with special Valentine’s Day promotions geared for adult-only fun. Though better known for being the ‘happiest place on earth’ for children, Disney is hoping to entice couples who are young at heart with grown-up activities such as […]

New mega-casino opens Manila, seeking high-rollers

New mega-casino opens Manila, seeking high-rollers

By Joel Guinto Manila, Philippines | AFP |   – A new mega-casino opened in the Philippines Monday as the fast-growing southeast Asian nation ups its bid to become a world gaming destination. Manila aims to rival Macau and Las Vegas in terms of gaming revenues, and the “City of Dreams” is the latest in […]

03.02.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Philippine News ·
‘American Sniper’ again dominates global box office

‘American Sniper’ again dominates global box office

(Relaxnews) – During its third weekend in theaters, Clint Eastwood’s Oscar-nominated feature once again claimed the top spot at the worldwide box office. After earning $42.95 million during the Super Bowl weekend — around half as much as in the previous weekend ($81.96 million) — “American Sniper” with Bradley Cooper now boasts $316 million in […]

03.02.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Samsung to expand range of smart appliances

Samsung to expand range of smart appliances

(Seoul-AFP) – Samsung is to launch a range of smart refrigerators, air conditioners and washing machines as its seeks to expand its business in Internet-connected homes, a top executive said Tuesday. The South Korean tech giant is seeking to plough more resources into the so-called Internet of Things (IoT) as the market for smartphones — […]

03.02.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Pops Fernandez, Society of Seven in Filipino concert, Feb. 7, at Pala

Pops Fernandez, Society of Seven in Filipino concert, Feb. 7, at Pala

Lhey Bella also to perform PALA, CA   – Pops Fernandez, the Filipino “Concert Queen” will perform with the Society of Seven in a special Filipino concert at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, February 7, in the Events Center at Pala Casino Spa & Resort.  Lhey Bella, a rising Filipino star, also will perform with the Society of […]

03.02.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Happenings ·
Super Bowl 49 most tweeted NFL football final ever

Super Bowl 49 most tweeted NFL football final ever

(San Francisco-AFP) – Millions of fans took to social media for Sunday’s Super Bowl 49, making it the most tweeted about NFL football final in history, Twitter said Monday. More than 28 million tweets were sent out relating to the big match, which saw the New England Patriots snatch a win from reigning champions Seattle […]

NFL: Super Bowl 49 viewership sets US television record

NFL: Super Bowl 49 viewership sets US television record

(New York, United States-AFP) – New England’s dramatic victory over Seattle in Super Bowl 49 on Sunday was the most watched show in American television history, seen by a record 114.4 million US viewers, telecaster NBC said Monday. The Patriots’ 28-24 triumph over the Seahawks in the National Football League’s championship spectacle lured 2.2 million […]

03.02.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Home & Garden, Sports & Recreation ·
Ferrari 488 GTB unveiled ahead of Geneva

Ferrari 488 GTB unveiled ahead of Geneva

(Relaxnews) – Less of a completely new model and more of an evolution, the latest mid-engined V8 supercar from Ferrari is the first in history to get a turbocharger. To be precise, it’s a twin-turbocharged 3.9-liter V8 and when both turbos are scrolling up the result is 660bhp, a substantial improvement over the normally aspirated […]

03.02.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Newspaper columnist Lydia Solis new president of PWU California alumni association

Newspaper columnist Lydia Solis new president of PWU California alumni association

Philippine Women’s University Alumni Association of Southern California (PWUAASC) Lydia V. Solis was elected President of the Philippine Women’s University Alumni Association of Southern California for the year 2015-2016.   On March 14, 2015, Lydia together with the newly-elected Officers will be inducted into office during a dinner dance at The Sheraton Cerritos Hotel. Lydia was […]

03.02.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·