New York’s Times Square lit up by huge digital billboard

New York’s Times Square lit up by huge digital billboard

(NEW YORK-AFP) – New York’s Times Square was illuminated by the world’s highest resolution video display screen of its size as the monitor — nearly as big as a football field — was switched on Tuesday evening. The first images broadcast from the enormous screen included a digital film featuring images of mountains, a bird, […]

19.11.2014 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Science & Technology ·
US to grant refugee status to Central American child migrants

US to grant refugee status to Central American child migrants

WASHINGTON, (AFP) – The United States will allow some Central American children to apply for refugee status from their home countries, as Washington seeks to stem a large, clandestine influx of minors, Vice President Joe Biden said Friday. The program, which begins in early December, only applies to children from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras […]

19.11.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Fiber supplements could help with weight loss: study

Fiber supplements could help with weight loss: study

(Relaxnews) – Two specific kinds of dietary fiber could lead to weight loss if taken daily over a long term, according to a new study conducted at the University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences. Despite research suggesting that certain dietary fibers can increase the presence of beneficial gut bacteria and reduce […]

19.11.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
‘Thor’ star Chris Hemsworth named world’s sexiest man

‘Thor’ star Chris Hemsworth named world’s sexiest man

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Australian actor and “Thor” avenger Chris Hemsworth is the world’s sexiest man, the US magazine People said Thursday. The honor was announced on the late night US TV show hosted by Jimmy Kimmel on ABC and in the magazine itself. With his face at first masked and his voice digitally modified, Hemsworth, 31, […]

19.11.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Hollywood Stars ·
Pope says he will visit US in September 2015

Pope says he will visit US in September 2015

VATICAN CITY  (AFP) – Pope Francis said on Monday he will visit the United States in September 2015, his first trip to the country since becoming pontiff. The pope said he would travel to Philadelphia for the “World Meeting of Families,” a Church-sponsored gathering that takes place once every three years. Vatican sources said the […]

19.11.2014 · Filled under: World News ·
New laws will expedite permanent residence for caregivers

New laws will expedite permanent residence for caregivers

The last few months have been precarious for caregivers. The Federal Government hinted that abuse of the system would perhaps cancel the live in caregiver program. Others worried that family members would be banned from hiring relatives. Finally, rumours were that caregivers would be granted open work permits from the start. All of those never […]

19.11.2014 · Filled under: Legal Matters, Services ·
Calorie restriction could slow aging, preserve memory: study

Calorie restriction could slow aging, preserve memory: study

(Relaxnews) – Going on a diet — the old fashioned kind that heeds no promise to curb hunger — can halt the normal rise and fall of over 900 different genes related to aging and memory formation in the brain, according to a team of neuroscientists at New York University’s Langone Medical Center. Their findings, […]

18.11.2014 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
‘An American in Paris’ musical to premiere in… Paris

‘An American in Paris’ musical to premiere in… Paris

(PARIS-AFP) – The stage version of cult 1951 musical “An American in Paris” will this week make its world premiere in the City of Love where it is set, before hitting Broadway next year. More than 60 years after actor and dancer Gene Kelly dazzled onscreen as an American soldier trying to woo a French […]

18.11.2014 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Entertainment ·
One Direction back with dose ‘Four’ of boy band pop

One Direction back with dose ‘Four’ of boy band pop

(NEW YORK-AFP) – One Direction has returned for the fourth straight year with a holiday season album, as the boy band proves its longevity through a gradually maturing sound. The British heartthrobs stormed onto the stage in 2010 with an appearance on the talent show “The X Factor.” Since 2011, the band has released an […]

18.11.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Taylor Swift to headline Victoria’s Secret show

Taylor Swift to headline Victoria’s Secret show

(Relaxnews) – The American singer will appear at the top of the bill, with Ed Sheeran, Ariana Grande and Hozier also performing during the underwear brand’s show in London early next month. According to a post on the company’s Facebook page the 24-year-old singer is one of this year’s star performers at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, set […]

18.11.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Miley Cyrus stars in Terry Richardson-directed tights campaign

Miley Cyrus stars in Terry Richardson-directed tights campaign

(Relaxnews) – Italian hosiery brand Golden Lady has chosen Miley Cyrus to be the face of its Rock Your Legs campaign. The seamless tights line is aimed at “very young, confident women, main characters of their future,” as the brand explains on its website. The singer appears in a video for the campaign directed by Terry […]

‘Frozen’ characters arrive at Disneyland Resort California

‘Frozen’ characters arrive at Disneyland Resort California

(Relaxnews) – The cast of characters from the highest-grossing animated film of all time, “Frozen,” will join the holiday celebrations at Disneyland Resort in California this year. Through January 6, 2015, sisters Anna and Elsa, as well as perhaps the most popular snowman second only to Frosty, Olaf, will join the roster of Disney holiday […]

18.11.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Film, Holidays, Hollywood Stars ·
Algieri hits the ground as he prepares to challenge Pacquiao

Algieri hits the ground as he prepares to challenge Pacquiao

Saturday fight will be held at the Venetian in Macau MACAO, CHINA   – Just one day after arriving in Macao, undefeated World Boxing Organization (WBO) junior welterweight champion CHRIS ALGIERI  resumed his promotional roadwork for the biggest fight of his professional life – challenging Fighter of the Decade and reigning WBO welterweight champion Congressman MANNY “Pacman” PACQUIAO.  On a […]

18.11.2014 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation ·
Kobe sets mark for misses in loss to Grizzlies

Kobe sets mark for misses in loss to Grizzlies

MEMPHIS (AFP) – Mike Conley had 23 points and Marc Gasol did a little of everything as the Memphis Grizzlies got back into the win column Tuesday by holding off the last place Los Angeles Lakers 107-102. Zach Randolph delivered his sixth double double in eight games and got the putback layup in the final […]

18.11.2014 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation ·
Iya Villania returns to GMA-7

Iya Villania returns to GMA-7

IYA Villania is back to where she started. The television host inked a new network contract with the Kapuso channel and was welcomed personally by GMA-7 executives. Present during the contract signing were Iya, her manager Arnold Vegafria, GMA Network Chairman and CEO Atty. Felipe Gozon, Drama and Entertainment bosses Lilybeth Resonable, Marivin Arayat, Redgie […]

18.11.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
26th Annual Miss Asia USA and Mrs. Asia USA Cultural Pageants on Nov. 22

26th Annual Miss Asia USA and Mrs. Asia USA Cultural Pageants on Nov. 22

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA—Virgelia Villegas, President of Virgelia Productions, Inc., announces that the 26th Annual Miss Asia USA and the 10th Annual Mrs. Asia USA Cultural Pageants will be held at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center at 1935 Manhattan Beach Blvd, in the city of Redondo Beach, CA 90278 on Saturday, November 22, 2014 from 4:00 […]

18.11.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Hollywood Stars ·
Hundreds marched for equity and justice for veterans in Hollywood on Veterans Day, 2014

Hundreds marched for equity and justice for veterans in Hollywood on Veterans Day, 2014

Los Angeles – “BANKS GOT BAILED OUT, VETS GOT SOLD OUT!” That was the theme of Filipino American World War II veterans, or whoever is left of them, their families and supporters when hundreds of youths, students and advocates marched for the Fil-Am vets, their widows and relatives for the third time last Nov. 11, […]

18.11.2014 · Filled under: Local News ·
Thousands of Angelenos to ‘Move It’ with the LAUSD

Thousands of Angelenos to ‘Move It’ with the LAUSD

District 5K at Dodger Stadium in support of health & wellness LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) will host its second annual 5K ‘Move It’ Challenge and Health Festival on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014 at Dodger Stadium.  In partnership with the Los Angeles Dodgers, this District fundraiser aims to raise awareness about the […]

18.11.2014 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
Is Toyota’s Mirai the car of the future?

Is Toyota’s Mirai the car of the future?

(Relaxnews) – Toyota has chosen to name its first hydrogen fuel cell car after the Japanese word for ‘future’ and claims that the new model represents a turning point in the automotive industry. The Mirai, which until now had been known by its concept car name of the FCV, has been 10 years in development. […]

What to get outdoorsy types for Christmas

What to get outdoorsy types for Christmas

(Relaxnews) – They may be hikers, campers or a little of both. Regardless, if you know someone who spends every free moment planning a trip to the great outdoors, we’ve found some things they might enjoy. Charging on the go Every outdoorsman knows that mobile communication devices are dependent aren’t truly portable until you have […]

17.11.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Holidays, Home & Garden, Sports & Recreation ·