US House approves bill averting gov’t shutdown

US House approves bill averting gov’t shutdown

WASHINGTON, September 17, 2014 (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 […]

17.09.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Sam Milby opens up about Shaina

Sam Milby opens up about Shaina

Two years before they finally started seeing each other, Sam Milby had already made known his intentions with Shaina Magdayao to an ex-boyfriend of the actress. Milby said he sought the blessing of actor John Prats in 2012 on possibly pursuing Magdayao romantically. Prats and Magdayao were a couple for a time but reportedly broke […]

17.09.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Jodi Sta. Maria not offended by ‘worst dressed’ tag

Jodi Sta. Maria not offended by ‘worst dressed’ tag

JODI Sta. Maria said she does not mind being included in the list of Worst Dressed celebrities who attended the recent 8th Star Magic Ball. Last Saturday, the “Be Careful with My Heart” lead star surprised everyone when she graced the red carpet at the plush Makati Shangri-La Hotel in her Joey Samson off-white Hollywood […]

17.09.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Early reviews heap praise on big-screen iPhones

Early reviews heap praise on big-screen iPhones

(SAN FRANCISCO-AFP) – Early reviews of Apple iPhone 6 models to be released on Friday sang praises of the large-screen handsets, proclaiming that bigger truly is better. “The public asked for bigger and Apple delivered not only bigger but better, too,” tech news website Slash Gear said in its review. “A stunning Retina HD display, […]

17.09.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
US Army invites women to try out for elite Ranger school

US Army invites women to try out for elite Ranger school

WASHINGTON  (AFP) – The US Army is inviting female soldiers to apply to the grueling Ranger school, officials said Monday, part of the military’s effort to open the door to women serving in ground combat. The prestigious Ranger school has been closed to women until now. But the army wants to study the possibility of […]

17.09.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
International tourism up 5 percent in 2014: UNWTO

International tourism up 5 percent in 2014: UNWTO

(Relaxnews) – New figures published out of the UN show that the world has been on the move this year, with international tourism up five percent in the first half of 2014. According to the UNWTO’s World Tourism Barometer, 517 million tourists made trips to international destinations between January and June 2014 — 22 million […]

17.09.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden ·
Official synopsis revealed for ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’

Official synopsis revealed for ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’

(Relaxnews) – In the second movie on the Marvel superhero team, due in theaters next spring, the original protagonists are joined by a few newcomers. Marvel and Disney revealed the official plot summary for “The Avengers: Age of Ultron” through the website Stitch Kingdom. In “the epic follow-up to the biggest Super Hero movie of […]

17.09.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
A happy marriage depends on a happy wife: study

A happy marriage depends on a happy wife: study

(Relaxnews) – A husband’s happiness is significantly related to how his wife feels about the union, according to researchers at Rutgers University and the University of Michigan, who say the happier the wife is with the marriage, the more content her husband will be with life in general. “I think it comes down to the […]

17.09.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Whitney Houston live album due in November

Whitney Houston live album due in November

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Nearly three years after her death, an album and DVD of live performances by Whitney Houston is to be released in November, her long-time producer announced Tuesday. “She was without question the greatest vocalist in the world,” Clive Davis told NBC television announcing the November 10 release of “Whitney Houston Live: Her […]

17.09.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Filipino singing star Angeline Quinto, with special guest Jon Secada, at Pala, Nov. 22

Filipino singing star Angeline Quinto, with special guest Jon Secada, at Pala, Nov. 22

PALA, CA … Popular Filipino singing star Angeline Quinto, with special guest Jon Secada, will appear in concert at 7 p.m., Saturday, November 22, in the Infinity Showroom at Pala Casino Spa & Resort. Quinto came to prominence in 2011 after she won Star Power: Sharon’s Search for the Next Female Superstar in Manila, which earned her a recording contract with Star […]

Shu Uemura’s Shupette collection on sale in November

Shu Uemura’s Shupette collection on sale in November

(Relaxnews) – Shu Uemura set the bar high when it announced it would devote its holiday makeup collection to Choupette, the most famous cat in the fashion world. Called Shupette, the much anticipated makeup collection inspired by Karl Lagerfeld’s cat doesn’t go on sale until November but is already the talk of the beauty blogosphere. […]

16.09.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
‘I Know What You Did Last Summer’ reboot in the works

‘I Know What You Did Last Summer’ reboot in the works

(Relaxnews) – Sony is developing an update on the horror movie originally headlined by Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michel Gellar, Ryan Phillipe and Freddie Prinze Jr, Deadline reveals. Released in 1997, “I Know What You Did Last Summer” joined “Scream” as part of a new wave of slasher movies, a horror sub-genre in which a […]

16.09.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
UN troops withdraw from Syrian Golan: AFP

UN troops withdraw from Syrian Golan: AFP

GOLAN HEIGHTS (AFP) – Hundreds of UN troops withdrew from the Syrian to the Israeli-occupied sector of the Golan on Monday, an AFP correspondent said, two weeks after Al-Qaeda-linked rebels kidnapped dozens of peacekeepers. They crossed in a UN convoy in the afternoon into the Israeli-occupied sector, the correspondent said. The peacekeepers in the Golan […]

16.09.2014 · Filled under: World News ·
Evacuations of 1,000 people after forest fires near Yosemite

Evacuations of 1,000 people after forest fires near Yosemite

LOS ANGELES  (AFP) – A thousand people were evacuated near Yosemite National Park in central California on Sunday due to fires triggered by a weekend heatwave that are threatening hundreds of homes. The blaze that began near Bass Lake has already burned 330 acres (133 hectares) in a matter of hours. None of the fire […]

16.09.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
LADWP encourages customers to conserve energy as temps soar

LADWP encourages customers to conserve energy as temps soar

Utility offers energy saving tips to stay cool while protecting the grid LOS ANGELES – As temperatures in Los Angeles rise to triple digits today through Wednesday, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) encourages its customers to save energy where possible between now and 8 p.m.and to give appliances the afternoon off.  […]

16.09.2014 · Filled under: Environment, U.S. News ·
Mayweather says he isn’t evading Pacquiao

Mayweather says he isn’t evading Pacquiao

‘If a Pacquiao fight presents itself then let’s make it happen’ – Floyd By Greg Heakes LAS VEGAS (AFP) – Boxer Floyd Mayweather, fresh off his lopsided victory over Marcos Maidana, denied he is trying to safeguard his undefeated record by avoiding Filipino superstar Manny Pacquiao. Mayweather has admitted he handpicked opponents in the past […]

16.09.2014 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation, U.S. News ·
De Castro, new PHL honorary consul for San Diego

De Castro, new PHL honorary consul for San Diego

Los Angeles – Consul General Leo Herrera-Lim congratulates newly appointed PHL Honorary Consul Audie de Castro for San Diego, CA.  Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. administered the oath taking of Mr. de Castro’s at Malacañang Palace in Manila on 30 August 2014. Honorary Consul Audie de Castro, is the founder of de Castro, P.C. Attorneys & […]

16.09.2014 · Filled under: Local News ·
President Aquino leads wreath-laying at Rizal Monument in Madrid

President Aquino leads wreath-laying at Rizal Monument in Madrid

MADRID, Spain  September 15, 2014(Mabuhay) – President Benigno S. Aquino III on Sunday led the wreath-laying ceremony here at the monument of Philippine national hero Dr. Jose P. Rizal. President Aquino, accompanied by his official delegation, paid tribute to Dr. Jose P. Rizal, whose monument at Avenida de las Islas Filipinas was a replica of […]

15.09.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Meditation could help relieve migraines: study

Meditation could help relieve migraines: study

(Relaxnews) – Sufferers of migraines could find more than just solace but actual relief in meditation, according to a small new study out of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. “Stress is a well-known trigger for headaches, and research supports the general benefits of mind-body interventions for migraines,” outlined Rebecca Erwin Wells, M.D., assistant professor of […]

15.09.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Asian Games: Sports and participating countries

Asian Games: Sports and participating countries

(SEOUL-AFP) – Full list of the 36 sports and 45 participating countries at the Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea, from September 19 to October 4: SPORTS (36) Aquatics (diving, swimming, synchronized swimming, water polo), archery, athletics, badminton, baseball/softball, basketball, bowling (ten-pin), boxing, canoeing (slalom/sprint), cricket, cycling (BMX/mountain bike/road/track), equestrianism (dressage/eventing/show jumping), fencing, field hockey, […]

15.09.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Sports & Recreation ·