Historic Filipinotown Indie Film Festival’s launching Oct. 15 at FACLA

Historic Filipinotown Indie Film Festival’s launching Oct. 15 at FACLA

Los Angeles – Filipino Independent Films or Indie Films’ in Town, specifically, in FilipinoTown. The Historic Filipinotown Indie Film Festival LLC (HFIF LLC) has announced that the Historic Filipinotown Independent Film Festival  that will feature Filipino and Filipino-American independently-produced films from the Philippines will be launched on Wednesday, at 6 p.m. on October 15, 2014 at the Filipino American Community […]

22.09.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Happenings ·
Rolls-Royce and Turner prize-nominated artist team up for Frieze London installation

Rolls-Royce and Turner prize-nominated artist team up for Frieze London installation

(Relaxnews) - Rolls-Royce has teamed up with Turner Prize nominee Angela Bulloch to create an installation at London’s Frieze Art Fair this fall. Entitled “Cipher of L”, the work will take the form of a ‘Pixel Box’ installation that mimics the properties of a Rolls-Royce vehicle. Incorporating both the physical and conceptual elements of the car, it will be […]

MFW: a playful babydoll aesthetic at Giamba

MFW: a playful babydoll aesthetic at Giamba

(Relaxnews) – Roman designer Giambattista Valli revealed his debut efforts for his brand new second line Giamba Friday at Milan Fashion Week. Valli opened his first ever Giamba show with one of the season’s key looks: a semi-sheer dress, adorned with cute ruffles, and polka-dot tights worn with a peep-toe platform shoe (also one of […]

20.09.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
Asian Games: South Korean leader lets the Games begin

Asian Games: South Korean leader lets the Games begin

(INCHEON-AFP) – South Korean President Park Geun-Hye opened the Incheon Asian Games at a glittering, K-Pop inspired ceremony Friday as North Korean athletes received an unexpectedly warm welcome. “I declare the opening of the 17th Asian Games,” Park said simply, after athletes from 45 countries had filed into Incheon’s purpose-built main stadium. “Gangnam Style” singer […]

20.09.2014 · Filled under: Asian News, Destinations, Sports & Recreation ·
27,000 new US citizens during annual Constitution Day and Citizenship Day celebration

27,000 new US citizens during annual Constitution Day and Citizenship Day celebration

WASHINGTON  – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will welcome more than 27,000 new citizens in more than 160 naturalization ceremonies between Sept. 17 and Sept. 23 in honor of Constitution Day and Citizenship Day. During this week – also known as Constitution Week – museums, historic and public libraries, government landmarks and national park […]

20.09.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Gov signs bill to reinstate Gun Violence Prevention Law

Gov signs bill to reinstate Gun Violence Prevention Law

Authorizes eviction of tenants who commit gun crimes on property SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. has signed into law a bill reinstating a pilot program authorizing specified City Attorneys, including Los Angeles, to evict tenants who unlawfully possess or sell illegal firearms or ammunition on the premises.  The pilot program sunset on January […]

20.09.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
US House approves bill averting gov’t shutdown

US House approves bill averting gov’t shutdown

WASHINGTON  (AFP) – US lawmakers voted Wednesday to extend funding for federal operations into December, likely preventing a repeat of last October’s disastrous government shutdown. Faced with the need to act before fiscal year 2015 begins on October 1, members of the House of Representatives voted 319-108 to keep government funded at current levels until […]

20.09.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Audrey Hepburn’s granddaughter to make runway debut at PFW

Audrey Hepburn’s granddaughter to make runway debut at PFW

(Relaxnews) – Emma Ferrer, a direct descendant of the legendary actress, will model looks from the latest Lanvin collection in her runway debut. Recently introduced to the public in a shoot for Harper’s Bazaar’s September issue, the 21-year-old art student will soon take her modeling career to the next level. Ferrer told the New York […]

20.09.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, International Stars ·
RugbyU: Prince Harry named World Cup honorary president

RugbyU: Prince Harry named World Cup honorary president

(LONDON-AFP) – Prince Harry, fourth in line to the British throne, has been appointed as the honorary president of World Cup organisers England Rugby 2015, the organisation announced on Thursday. The move follows the 30-year-old royal’s successful role in organising the Invictus Games, a four-day international event for injured war veterans that took place in […]

20.09.2014 · Filled under: International Stars, Sports & Recreation ·
Jolie to direct film about Kenya conservationist

Jolie to direct film about Kenya conservationist

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Angelina Jolie is to direct a “sweeping epic” film about veteran Kenyan conservationist Richard Leakey’s fight with ivory poachers, the studio behind the movie said Friday. The Oscar-winning actress — whose latest film as director, “Unbroken,” is out in December — will go behind the camera once again for “Africa,” with a […]

20.09.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Paris installs glass panels in a test to end love locks

Paris installs glass panels in a test to end love locks

(Relaxnews) – Paris may have found a solution to their love lock problem: glass panels. This week the city replaced sections of mesh fencing on the city’s iconic footbridge, Pont des Arts, with two shatter-resistant and anti-glare glass panes, reported No Love Locks, a group that has been campaigning for an end to the practice […]

20.09.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Online ·
Bill Gates says progress made on new super-thin condom

Bill Gates says progress made on new super-thin condom

(NEW DELHI-AFP) – Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates said Thursday progress is being made on developing a “next-generation” ultra-thin, skin-like condom that could offer better sexual pleasure, help population control and be financed by first-world investors. Last year, the Microsoft co-founder and one of the world’s richest men offered inventors $100,000 in start-up grants to develop […]

19.09.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
PHL, France agree to continue addressing climate change

PHL, France agree to continue addressing climate change

PARIS, France  (Mabuhay) – The Philippines and France have agreed on the need for concrete and effective results for climate talks in order to move forward efforts in dealing with the threats of climate change. During a bilateral meeting between President Benigno Aquino III and French Republic President Francois Hollande here on Wednesday, both leaders […]

19.09.2014 · Filled under: World News ·
Charity declares New York vegan capital of 2014

Charity declares New York vegan capital of 2014

(NEW YORK-AFP) – Animal rights charity PETA declared New York vegan capital of the world on Wednesday as Scottish actor Alan Cumming unveiled a replica of the Manhattan skyline carved out of vegetables. Dan Mathews, senior vice president of PETA, said the Big Apple was “2014 most vegan-friendly city” of the year due to a […]

‘Friends’ fans flock to New York pop-up cafe

‘Friends’ fans flock to New York pop-up cafe

(NEW YORK-AFP) – Obsessed “Friends” fans on Wednesday mobbed a pop-up replica of the coffeehouse from the hit comedy series, some even camping out overnight for some free java and a healthy dose of nostalgia. Central Perk was the celluloid coffee shop where Joey, Ross, Rachel, Phoebe, Monica and Chandler captivated millions with tales of […]

18.09.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Food & Dining, Hollywood Stars ·
Stay Puft Marshmallow Man brought to life at Krispy Kreme

Stay Puft Marshmallow Man brought to life at Krispy Kreme

(Relaxnews) – Krispy Kreme is paying tribute to Hollywood’s sweetest, and perhaps most likeable, paranormal villains with the release of two marshmallow-filled donuts to help mark the 30th anniversary of the “Ghostbusters” movie franchise. “Ghostbusters” fans will no doubt recognize the friendly — but treacherously villainous —  smile of the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man in […]

18.09.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Film, Food & Dining, Hollywood Stars ·
Commemorative 9/11 museum receives more than one million visitors

Commemorative 9/11 museum receives more than one million visitors

(Relaxnews) – The 9/11 Memorial Museum reached a major milestone near the anniversary of America’s darkest day, receiving more than one million visitors just four months after opening. In addition to visitors from all 50 US states, the museum also received visitors from more than 130 countries. The biggest international source countries are UK, Canada, […]

18.09.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Art, Destinations, Entertainment ·
MFW: sleek retro at Gucci

MFW: sleek retro at Gucci

(Relaxnews) – The Italian label returned with another retro-inspired delight which hit the runway in Milan Wednesday afternoon. Frida Giannini opened her show with her models clasping leather bags (Gucci green and red straps over one shoulder), a clear statement of intent about what this brand stands for: traditional luxury for the international consumer. There […]

18.09.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
Apple’s new encryption to lock out government

Apple’s new encryption to lock out government

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Apple unveiled new policies that block its access to user’s mobile devices, even with a warrant, the tech giant revealed late Wednesday. Apple’s updated privacy terms indicate that under its new mobile operating system, iOS 8, the company will not have access to customer passwords. “Your personal data such as photos, messages (including […]

18.09.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Dairy products could help cut type 2 diabetes risk

Dairy products could help cut type 2 diabetes risk

(Relaxnews) – Consumption of high-fat dairy products could lower the risk for type 2 diabetes, according to researchers from the Lund University Diabetes Center in Malmö, Sweden. The research team, led by Dr. Ulrika Ericson, concluded that people with the highest intake of high fat dairy products reduced their chances of developing type 2 diabetes […]

18.09.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·