New Michelin guide for Kansai, Japan adds 2-star listings

New Michelin guide for Kansai, Japan adds 2-star listings

(Relaxnews) – Three more restaurants in Japan have been added to the club of two Michelin stars in the 2015 edition of the red book for Kansai. In its sixth year, inspectors bestowed two stars on two new restaurants in Kyoto and the same rating on another dining destination in Osaka. In Kyoto, the new […]

22.10.2014 · Filled under: Books, Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Ryan Murphy sells another horror series

Ryan Murphy sells another horror series

(Relaxnews) – The “American Horror Story” creator will mine a similar vein with “Scream Queens,” a new horror-comedy series ordered by Fox, The Hollywood Reporter reveals. Due to air in fall 2015, the first series of “Scream Queens” is set on a college campus rocked by series of murders. The idea is to reprise the […]

22.10.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Hollywood Stars ·
Jonathan Saunders to launch sunglasses line

Jonathan Saunders to launch sunglasses line

(Relaxnews) – The London-based designer will be offering eyewear for Spring 2015 with a new deal announced Tuesday. The Scottish-born fashion star is launching a ‘Jonathan Saunders Eyewear’ line, his first permanent foray into the accessories market, with a 29-piece collection set to arrive in stores in February next year featuring plenty of the designer’s […]

21.10.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
Palawan in the Philippines named world’s top island: CN Traveler

Palawan in the Philippines named world’s top island: CN Traveler

(Relaxnews) – If you’ve been to Thailand, done Bali and bought the T-shirt in Vietnam, consider Palawan, one of 7,107 islands belonging to the Philippines that’s just been named the world’s top island by readers of CN Traveler magazine. About an hour’s flight from Manila, Palawan’s virtue lies in the fact that it remains largely […]

21.10.2014 · Filled under: Books, Destinations, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Online ·
Cristiano Ronaldo takes a top spot on social media chart: Starcount

Cristiano Ronaldo takes a top spot on social media chart: Starcount

(Relaxnews) – Celebrity soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo grabs a spot on Starcount’s chart of the top stars on social media list for the week of October 13-19. The Portuguese athlete hit a major milestone on Facebook last week. On October 15, Facebook announced that Ronaldo had hit 100 million fans, making him the most popular […]

‘Marley & Me’ story to continue on the small screen

‘Marley & Me’ story to continue on the small screen

(Relaxnews) – A comedy series created as a sequel to “Marley & Me,” the film starring Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston, has landed at NBC. The pilot ordered by the network will be written by former “Sex and the City” screenwriter Jenny Bicks. Released in December 2008, “Marley & Me” depicts the ups and downs […]

21.10.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Study finds your brain includes a (free) calorie counter

Study finds your brain includes a (free) calorie counter

(Relaxnews) – A neuroimaging study says the brain has a natural affinity for evaluating foods based on their caloric density, containing a library of nutritional information that may be richer than that of your wearable tracker’s software platform. “Our study sought to determine how people’s awareness of caloric content influenced the brain areas known to […]

21.10.2014 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Science & Technology ·
Lonely Planet releases its picks for the top destinations in 2015

Lonely Planet releases its picks for the top destinations in 2015

(Relaxnews) – Travel experts at Lonely Planet have gazed into their crystal balls and come up with lists of the top 10 cities, regions and countries to visit in 2015, giving top nods to Singapore, Washington DC, and the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey. Destinations that made the cut for Lonely Planet’s latest, “Best in Travel […]

21.10.2014 · Filled under: Books, Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Disney reveals first concept art from ‘Moana’

Disney reveals first concept art from ‘Moana’

(Relaxnews) – The studio has shared a first look at its next animated feature, which is due to hit theaters in late 2016. “Moana” is to be directed by John Musker and Ron Clements, the duo behind “The Great Mouse Detective,” “The Little Mermaid,” “Aladdin” and “The Princess and the Frog.” Set 2,000 years ago […]

21.10.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Senate wants to know PHL’s preparedness for Ebola

Senate wants to know PHL’s preparedness for Ebola

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Is the Philippines ready for Ebola? This is the question the Senate committee on health will seek to answer in a hearing to be conducted Wednesday, October 22. Senator Teofisto Guingona III, chair of the Senate committee, said the hearing will focus on the preparedness of the country’s frontline agencies in dealing […]

21.10.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Unbeaten Walters KOs Donaire for title

Unbeaten Walters KOs Donaire for title

LOS ANGELES (AFP) – Undefeated Jamaican Nicholas Walters knocked out Filipino star Nonito Donaire with one second remaining in the sixth round Saturday to win the World Boxing Association featherweight title. Walters landed a powerful overhand right to the left temple that sent the champion crumpling to the canvas and referee Raul Caiz counted out […]

21.10.2014 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation, World News ·
Maxene Magalona wants to move to ABS-CBN

Maxene Magalona wants to move to ABS-CBN

“I’m so grateful to them, but now it’s time for me to move on.” This was Maxene Magalona’s declaration when asked about her ties with GMA-7, her home station of over a decade, following her string of guest appearances on rival network ABS-CBN in recent weeks. Referring to her guestings in various Kapamilya shows, Magalona […]

21.10.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Kerry in SE Asia seeking support against IS

Kerry in SE Asia seeking support against IS

JAKARTA  (AFP) – US Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday visited Indonesia, home to the world’s biggest Muslim population, to press Southeast Asian nations to step up efforts in the fight against the Islamic State (IS) group. Kerry was among foreign dignitaries in Jakarta for the inauguration of President Joko Widodo, a former furniture […]

21.10.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Signage for largest Fil-Am mural in US unveiled

Signage for largest Fil-Am mural in US unveiled

By Nimfa U. Rueda LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles City officials and Filipino-American community leaders unveiled the signage for the largest Fil-Am mural in the United States on Saturday. “I see this new sign as a bridge, in the same way that the mural has become a bridge to other cultures,” said Eliseo Art Silva, the […]

21.10.2014 · Filled under: Local News ·
Hostages arrive at German embassy after ordeal

Hostages arrive at German embassy after ordeal

By Joel GUINTO MANILA  (AFP) – A German couple kidnapped by Islamic militants were handed over to their embassy Saturday after a six-month ordeal marked by constant threats of beheading, as the Philippines confronted a security threat it thought it had overcome. Officials said a private plane flew Stefan Okonek, in his 70s, and his […]

21.10.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Fil-Am one of two CA realtors honored for ‘changing clients’ lives for better’

Fil-Am one of two CA realtors honored for ‘changing clients’ lives for better’

LOS ANGELES  – A multi-awarded Filipino-American realtor added another feather on her cap when she was chosen by the California Association of Realtors (CAR) as one of only two realtors for the “Champions of Home” Award for “changing their clients’ lives for the better, raising the standards for others, and led by example.” The award was presented […]

21.10.2014 · Filled under: Local News ·
Schwarzenegger goes from Terminator to climate ‘Innovator’ Schwarzenegger goes from Terminator to climate ‘Innovator’

Schwarzenegger goes from Terminator to climate ‘Innovator’ Schwarzenegger goes from Terminator to climate ‘Innovator’

PARIS  (AFP) – Hollywood legend Arnold Schwarzenegger has gone from being the “Terminator” to the “Innovator”, France’s Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said Saturday, praising him for his work to prevent climate change. The actor turned politician was presiding over a climate change conference of the world’s regions in Paris on Friday and Saturday in the […]

20.10.2014 · Filled under: Environment, Hollywood Stars, World News ·
Solidified vinegar and at-home beer brewing kits win innovation awards

Solidified vinegar and at-home beer brewing kits win innovation awards

(Relaxnews) – An at-home beer brewing kit, seaweed spaghetti and solid vinegar flakes could be coming to a grocery store near you, after winning awards at a major food innovation competition in Paris, an international event billed as a launching pad for many of the popular food trends that end up on consumer plates around […]

20.10.2014 · Filled under: News ·
Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz pose under ‘Big Eyes’ in new poster

Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz pose under ‘Big Eyes’ in new poster

(Relaxnews) – The first poster for Tim Burton’s new feature was unveiled this weekend, showing the two stars in front of a painting by Margaret Keane. In “Big Eyes” — which seems to be closer in tone to “Ed Wood” and “Edward Scissorhands” than to “Dark Shadows” or “Alice in Wonderland” — the filmmaker tells […]

20.10.2014 · Filled under: Art, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Videos ·
City of Carson to host women’s symposium October 25

City of Carson to host women’s symposium October 25

The City of Carson Women’s Issues Commission will be hosting an educational program to promote the understanding and awareness of women’s issues and social services for women and their families on October 25. The symposium, “Women in the 21st Century”, will run from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Congresswoman Juanita Millender-McDonald Community Center […]

20.10.2014 · Filled under: Local News ·