PHL suspends work on South China Sea military airstrip

PHL suspends work on South China Sea military airstrip

MANILA  (AFP) – The Philippines said Saturday it has shelved planned improvements on a military airstrip in the disputed South China Sea to support its bid for a UN ruling against Beijing over the tense territorial row. The Philippines infuriated China in March by asking a United Nations tribunal to declare Beijing’s territorial claims in […]

06.10.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
US Supreme Court clears way for gay marriage in more states

US Supreme Court clears way for gay marriage in more states

By Robert Macpherson WASHINGTON, October 6, 2014 (AFP) – Same-sex couples will soon be able to wed in up to 30 US states after the Supreme Court on Monday declined to consider – for now – a nationwide ruling on the divisive issue. In a surprise move, the court snubbed appeals from Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, […]

06.10.2014 · Filled under: News ·
Bike stolen in 1972, destined to Australia is intercepted at LA/LB Seaport

Bike stolen in 1972, destined to Australia is intercepted at LA/LB Seaport

LOS ANGELES – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Outbound Enforcement Team officers at the Los Angeles/Long Beach (LA/LB) seaport, in partnership with California Highway Patrol (CHP) investigators and National Insurance Crime Bureau special agent, intercepted a stolen 60 year-old 1954 FL Harley-Davidson Hydra-Glide motorcycle, destined to Australia.  CBP seized it on September 9 and […]

06.10.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
PAGASA: Lunar eclipse on Oct. 8; meteor shower later this month

PAGASA: Lunar eclipse on Oct. 8; meteor shower later this month

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Sky watchers may want to mark October 8, Wednesday, on their calendars as that will be the date of a total lunar eclipse that will be visible in the Philippines. PAGASA’s astronomical diary said the eclipse will be seen from Asia, the Americas and Australasia, starting at 4:14 p.m. Philippine time and […]

06.10.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News, Science & Technology ·
CebuPac makes first flights to Saudi Arabia

CebuPac makes first flights to Saudi Arabia

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Philippine air carrier Cebu Pacific on Wednesday made its first inaugural nonstop flights between Manila and Riyadh in Saudi Arabia. Flight 5J-740, an Airbus 330, landed at the King Khalid International Airport at 10:30 p.m. with 259 passengers, the Department of Foreign Affairs said Saturday. “The arrival of Cebu Pacific in the […]

06.10.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Carson march tribute to LCarson march tribute to Larry Itliong Oct.25arry Itliong Oct.25

Carson march tribute to LCarson march tribute to Larry Itliong Oct.25arry Itliong Oct.25

The City of Carson and various organizations will join the entire community in honoring the life’s work and legacy of Larry Itliong – a Filipino-American labor leader and organizer. The tribute march will start at 9 a.m. from the USW-Local 675 Union Hall, located at 1200 E. 220th Lot of the Congresswoman Juanita Millender-McDonald Community […]

06.10.2014 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Gov. Brown approves ban on plastic bags

Gov. Brown approves ban on plastic bags

Heal the Bay led legislative fight to tackle plastic pollution, create green jobs SANTA MONICA, CA  – Sending a powerful message nationally that the plastic pollution plague can be abated, Gov. Jerry Brown today signed landmark legislation that bans the distribution of single-use plastic shopping bags at grocery stores, convenience stores and pharmacies statewide. SB 270, a bill […]

06.10.2014 · Filled under: Environment, U.S. News ·
LJ Moreno, Jimmy Alapag expect baby girl

LJ Moreno, Jimmy Alapag expect baby girl

LJ Moreno, who is pregnant with her fist child, revealed that she is expecting a baby girl just in time for Christmas. Moreno, who is married to Gilas Pilipinas captain Jimmy Alapag, is now 29 weeks pregnant and is due to give birth in December. “Sobrang (saya ng Christmas). ‘Yung first tri(mester) ko I was […]

06.10.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
Katy Perry tops global social media chart: Starcount

Katy Perry tops global social media chart: Starcount

(Relaxnews) – Pop star Katy Perry is the most popular person on social media for the week of September 29 to October 5, according to Starcount, and country-turned-pop singer Taylor Swift takes the fourth-place spot on Starcount’s chart as she generates buzz for her coming album. Katy Perry enjoyed another successful week on social media, […]

06.10.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online ·
Worldwide box office: suspense beats horror as ‘Gone Girl’ tops ‘Annabelle’

Worldwide box office: suspense beats horror as ‘Gone Girl’ tops ‘Annabelle’

(Relaxnews) – David Fincher’s thriller starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike took first place at the worldwide box office, grossing $62.6 million during its first weekend in theaters. “Gone Girl” is also on top of the US domestic box office, where it earned $38 million. The feature adapted from Gillian Flynn’s suspense novel is just […]

06.10.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Fondation Louis Vuitton almost ready for grand opening

Fondation Louis Vuitton almost ready for grand opening

(Relaxnews) – Paris’s brand-new Fondation Louis Vuitton is almost ready for its public debut. Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Frank Gehry, the striking glass building has been designed for the exploration of “artistic creation in all its forms.” Located at the Jardin d’Acclimatation in the city’s picturesque Bois de Boulogne area, the building will house a […]

06.10.2014 · Filled under: Art, Beauty & Style, Destinations, Home & Garden, Online, Photos ·
St. Louis University Alumni celebrates its journey on Nov. 8

St. Louis University Alumni celebrates its journey on Nov. 8

Baguio City-based Saint Louis University alumni members and friends worldwide has slated a grand reunion on Nov. 8, 2014 (Saturday) from 6 p.m. to midnight billed Journey to the Past and the Future at Harrahs Hotel & Casino  in Las Vegas. A registration fee of $110 per person must be pre-paid and payable to SLU Reunion. Payments should be […]

06.10.2014 · Filled under: Happenings ·
FW14-15: what colors to wear?

FW14-15: what colors to wear?

(Relaxnews) – Unveiled last February, the Fall-Winter 2014-15 collections revealed color trends that will hit the streets over the coming months. As the weather cools off, we take a look at the must-have hues of this season’s wardrobe. Dark greens, blues and reds The season’s palette consists mainly of darker tones. Along with classic black, […]

06.10.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
Freediving champ hopes to set new record at first Dubai extreme sports expo

Freediving champ hopes to set new record at first Dubai extreme sports expo

(Relaxnews) – Dubai’s Palm Island Drop Zone will host Fazza freediving champion Branko Petrovic in his upcoming attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the longest breath-hold underwater at the first-ever extreme sports exposition in the Middle East. The record for prolonged submersion, also called static apnea, of 11 minutes and 35 seconds was […]

06.10.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Online, Sports & Recreation ·
Vietnamese chapel named “World Building of the Year 2014″

Vietnamese chapel named “World Building of the Year 2014″

(Relaxnews) – A Vietnamese chapel has been crowned “World Building of the Year” at the World Architecture Festival (WAF) in Singapore. Designed by Vietnamese architects a21 Studio, “The Chapel” is a community space on the outskirts of Ho Chi Minh City, designed for activities such as conferences, weddings and exhibitions. It was constructed using steel frames and metal […]

04.10.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Destinations, Home & Garden ·
You find that funny? Study says humor changes with age

You find that funny? Study says humor changes with age

(Relaxnews) – Making jokes at the expense of others becomes less funny as we age, according to a new study that used sitcoms to gauge humor at the University of Akron in Ohio. Dr. Jennifer Tehan Stanley, an assistant professor of psychology, set out to observe reactions to what she calls “aggressive humor” that defines […]

04.10.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Chef Emeril Lagasse helps build world’s tallest pancake stack

Chef Emeril Lagasse helps build world’s tallest pancake stack

(Relaxnews) – Celebrity US chef Emeril Lagasse helped set a new Guinness World Record for the world’s tallest pancake stack in New York Thursday, building a tower that reached a height of nearly three feet. Lagasse, along with popular US TV handyman Ty Pennington, helped build a stack of flapjacks that stood 34 inches (87 […]

03.10.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Offbeat ·
Star-gazing parties and Skyping with astronauts during World Space Week

Star-gazing parties and Skyping with astronauts during World Space Week

(Relaxnews) – Lovers of astronomy and all things related to the stars may want to bookmark the second week of October, when planetariums, classrooms and astrophysicists around the world celebrate the UN-initiative, World Space Week. Held each year between October 4 and 10 to commemorate the 1957 launch of Sputnik, the first man-made satellite, as […]

03.10.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Art, Destinations, Home & Garden, Offbeat, Online, Science & Technology ·
‘World Alliance of Religions: Peace Summit’ marks the beginning of a new era of peace

‘World Alliance of Religions: Peace Summit’ marks the beginning of a new era of peace

Int’l political and religious leaders commit to a new systematic approach for peace SEOUL, South Korea – Over 700 religious leaders and 50 heads of states attended the “World Alliance of Religions: Peace Summit” held on Sept. 17-19, 2014, in Seoul, South Korea, with the theme of “The Enactment of an International Law for the […]

03.10.2014 · Filled under: World News ·
LADWP reminds customers to conserve energy during upcoming heat wave

LADWP reminds customers to conserve energy during upcoming heat wave

LOS ANGELES – As Los Angeles braces for another hot weekend, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) reminds customers to stay comfortable but conserve energy where possible, especially between 11  a.m. and 6  p.m. Just two weeks ago during the recent heat storm, energy demand in Los Angeles reached an all time […]

03.10.2014 · Filled under: Services, U.S. News ·