Joan Rivers, queen of US ‘comediennes,’ dies aged 81

Joan Rivers, queen of US ‘comediennes,’ dies aged 81

(NEW YORK-AFP) – Joan Rivers, the caustic stand-up comic and television host who blazed a trail at a time when comedy was all but off-limits to women, died in New York on Thursday. She was 81. The award-winning star had been in Mount Sinai Hospital since August 28, when she reportedly stopped breathing during a […]

05.09.2014 · Filled under: Art, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Memories of the seemingly mundane bring us joy: study

Memories of the seemingly mundane bring us joy: study

(Relaxnews) – Thanks in part to social media and the internet, life’s exciting moments are more documented than ever before, but researchers at Harvard Business School say documenting the ordinary can make it extraordinary down the road. Inspired by past research indicating it’s difficult to predict how we’ll feel about something down the road, psychological […]

04.09.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Remittances from Fil-Ams a big boost to PHL economy

Remittances from Fil-Ams a big boost to PHL economy

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Remittances from Filipinos in the United States and other parts of the world helped the Philippines regain its position as Southeast Asia’s best performing economy during the first semester of the year. “The Philippine economy grew by 6.4 percent during the second quarter of 2014 also because of the millions of dollars […]

04.09.2014 · Filled under: Local News ·
SoCal Immigration lawyer indicted for defrauding foreign investors seeking ‘green cards’

SoCal Immigration lawyer indicted for defrauding foreign investors seeking ‘green cards’

LOS ANGELES – In coordinated criminal and civil actions filed today, federal prosecutors obtained an indictment and the Securities and Exchange Commission filed a civil complaint against a Los Angeles-based immigration attorney who allegedly ran an investment scheme that defrauded foreign investors seeking permanent residency status in the United States through the EB-5 Immigrant Investor […]

04.09.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Mazda unveils the all-new MX-5

Mazda unveils the all-new MX-5

(Relaxnews) – Hardcore fans can breathe a sigh of relief and new customers should get excited. The new Mazda MX-5, revealed simultaneously at special events in Los Angeles, Barcelona and Tokyo, has lost none of the poise, promise or performance that have helped it sell nearly 1 million examples over the last 25 years. In […]

04.09.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Michelle Williams fronts new Louis Vuitton campaign

Michelle Williams fronts new Louis Vuitton campaign

(Relaxnews) – The American actress has been photographed by Peter Lindbergh for the latest accessories campaign from the French luxury giant. Michelle Williams returns for her third season in front of the camera for Louis Vuitton. The 33-year old is currently starring in an acclaimed Broadway revival of “Cabaret,” co-directed by Sam Mendes and Rob Marshall. […]

04.09.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Hollywood Stars, Home & Garden ·
Weight loss outcomes for popular diets nearly the same: study

Weight loss outcomes for popular diets nearly the same: study

(Relaxnews) – Researchers from Canada conducted a meta-analysis in which they compared the effectiveness of several trademarked weight loss programs and concluded that due to the similarity of outcome, dieters should select their battle plan according to personal taste. The study analyzed 59 studies with data from 49 trials involving 7,286 dieters whose median age […]

03.09.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Netflix nabs Batman spin-off ‘Gotham’

Netflix nabs Batman spin-off ‘Gotham’

(Relaxnews) – An agreement between internet streaming site Netflix and Warner Bros means that cop drama “Gotham” will become a Netflix streaming exclusive when it comes to online broadcasts. The deal means that once “Gotham” concludes its first-season run — which starts on US channel Fox this September 22 — subscribers in Netflix’s territories will […]

03.09.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Home & Garden, Online, Videos ·
New York Fashion Week: what to watch for

New York Fashion Week: what to watch for

(Relaxnews) – The shows at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week are set to kick off in The Big Apple this Thursday and will run until September 11. Here’s what not to miss this season. Miley Cyrus & Jeremy Scott  The American designer has been making waves this year as creative director at Milanese house Moschino, but this New York Fashion […]

Sofia Vergara tops TV actress rich list

Sofia Vergara tops TV actress rich list

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – “Modern Family” star Sofia Vergara is the highest-paid US TV actress for the third year in a row, earning some $37 million, according to a 2014 list published Wednesday. The 42-year-old earned significantly more than the top paid actor, Ashton Kutcher, who made some $26 million, according to Forbes magazine, known for […]

03.09.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Hollywood Stars ·
Barbie Lagerfeld to make her debut during Paris Fashion Week

Barbie Lagerfeld to make her debut during Paris Fashion Week

(Relaxnews) – In July, Mattel announced its partnership with Karl Lagerfeld to create an exclusive new Barbie. Now, in addition to unveiling the first two photos of the doll, the brand has set a date for the much anticipated release. Dressed and styled by Karl Lagerfeld, the new Barbie will go on sale from September […]

03.09.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
Samsung throws a curve ball with new bent screen phablet

Samsung throws a curve ball with new bent screen phablet

(Relaxnews) – Samsung has unveiled the world’s first smartphone with a curved display. Called the Galaxy Note Edge, an edge is what the device could give the company as competition in the smartphone and phablet space increases. The Edge’s 5.6-inch Quad HD display curves around the right-hand edge of the handset, and it becomes an […]

03.09.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
An apple a day reduces risk for heart disease by 40 percent: study

An apple a day reduces risk for heart disease by 40 percent: study

(Relaxnews) – A seven-year study involving nearly half a million subjects concludes that daily fruit consumption cuts the risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD) by 40 percent. Dr. Huaidong Du from Oxford, UK presented the study at the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress in Barcelona on Monday. Participants hailed from the the China Kadoorie […]

03.09.2014 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Atalanta announces first new car in 75 years

Atalanta announces first new car in 75 years

(Relaxnews) – The British sportscar company is back with a special hand-built, classically styled roadster which combines 1930s good looks with 21st century mechanical know-how. A car that was elegant, expensive and technologically advanced in equal measure, the original Atalanta, launched in 1937, had a tubular steel chassis at a time when most cars were […]

02.09.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Tea drinkers may have better general health, study says

Tea drinkers may have better general health, study says

(Relaxnews) – A new study reveals that drinking tea could reduce non-cardiovascular mortality by 24 percent, possibly thanks to a combination of tea’s antioxidant content and the other healthy lifestyle habits that tea drinkers often maintain. “If you have to choose between tea or coffee it’s probably better to drink tea,” says Professor Nicholas Danchin […]

02.09.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Japan’s ‘Golden Bolt’: 103-year-old challenges world’s fastest man

Japan’s ‘Golden Bolt’: 103-year-old challenges world’s fastest man

(KYOTO-AFP) – Closing in on his 104th birthday, a twinkle-toed Japanese sprinter has thrown down the challenge to the world’s fastest man Usain Bolt, telling him: “let’s rumble!” Hidekichi Miyazaki — who holds the 100 metres world record for centenarians at 29.83 seconds and is dubbed ‘Golden Bolt’ after the Jamaican flyer — plans to […]

02.09.2014 · Filled under: Asian News, Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·
ABS-CBN bets big on Enrique Gil-Liza Soberano tandem

ABS-CBN bets big on Enrique Gil-Liza Soberano tandem

Even before their launch movie is released, the tandem of Enrique Gil and Liza Soberano is getting another major break after ABS-CBN announced that the two stars will star in an upcoming series. In late June, Star Cinema announced that Gil and Soberano will top-bill the youth-oriented movie “The Bet,” which is based on the […]

02.09.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Aquino emphasizes gov’t role in preventive medicine

Aquino emphasizes gov’t role in preventive medicine

MANILA (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III on Monday led the launching of a mass immunization program against measles and polio by the Department of Health (DOH), highlighting the importance of preventive medicine. In a short message during the launch, Aquino stressed the importance of government intervention in preventing the spread of diseases in the […]

02.09.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
File bankruptcy – Rebuild credit

File bankruptcy – Rebuild credit

After a debtor receives a discharge in bankruptcy, creditors whose debts are discharged are required to report that the account has a zero balance. The bankruptcy itself is a public record and stays on your credit report for 10 years, but as you will see from this article, this is not all bad. A debtor […]

02.09.2014 · Filled under: Atty. Paul M. Allen, Services ·
Syria army, rebels clash as UN bids to free Golan peacekeepers

Syria army, rebels clash as UN bids to free Golan peacekeepers

By Menahem KAHANA GOLAN HEIGHTS  (AFP) – Syrian troops and Islamist rebels battled close to the armistice line with Israel in the Golan Heights on Monday, as the UN pressed efforts to free 44 peacekeepers held by insurgents. The unrest on Israel’s doorstep followed a spillover of mortar and gunfire into Israeli-controlled territory, putting the […]

02.09.2014 · Filled under: World News ·