SCE reminds customers to conserve electricity during extended heat wave

SCE reminds customers to conserve electricity during extended heat wave

Round-the-clock use of electricity puts strain on electrical grid ROSEMEAD, Calif., May 14, 2014 − With a week-long heat wave peaking between today and Friday and triple-digit temperatures in many areas, Southern California Edison (SCE) reminds its customers of the importance of energy conservation. The heavy demand could also cause equipment failure, which could lead to outages for some […]

15.05.2014 · Filled under: Services ·
New Harry Potter ride re-enacts escape from Gringotts bank

New Harry Potter ride re-enacts escape from Gringotts bank

(Relaxnews) – New details have emerged on the latest Harry Potter attraction in Florida designed to recreate one of the most action-packed scenes of the movie series: a dramatic escape from the vaults of the Gringotts Wizarding Banks. Described as a multi-dimensional, multi-sensory thrill ride, Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts is the latest […]

Zaha Hadid Architects releases new images of Jockey Club Innovation Tower in Hong Kong

Zaha Hadid Architects releases new images of Jockey Club Innovation Tower in Hong Kong

(Relaxnews) - Zaha Hadid Architects has released a film and series of photographs exploring the group’s Jockey Club Innovation Tower (JCIT), which opened in Hong Kong earlier this year. Part of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) School of Design, the 15-storey curved tower accommodates more than 1,800 students and staff and comprises design studios, labs, workshops and exhibition […]

14.05.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Home & Garden, International Stars ·
New test for chemicals suspected to damage sperm

New test for chemicals suspected to damage sperm

(PARIS-AFP) – German and Danish scientists on Monday said they had identified dozens of chemicals, including some used in hygiene and consumer products, that interfere with male fertility by damaging sperm. Writing in the journal EMBO Reports, the team said a third of 96 compounds they tested using a new technique had an adverse effect […]

14.05.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Red wine ingredient no magic pill for health: study

Red wine ingredient no magic pill for health: study

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – US researchers may have found a flaw with the “French Paradox,” or the notion that people who drink red wine can somehow avoid the pitfalls of a high-fat diet. A study out Monday found that resveratrol — one of the highly touted antioxidants in red wine — did not help people live longer. […]

14.05.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Ben Affleck makes his debut as Batman in new photo

Ben Affleck makes his debut as Batman in new photo

(Relaxnews) – After teasing a photo of the Batmobile a day earlier, the director behind the “Man of Steel” sequel tweeted the first image of Ben Affleck in the Batman costume. Zack Snyder (@ZackSnyder) had suggested he would reveal more of the Batmobile yesterday, but fans were pleasantly surprised when the photo revealed not only the Batmobile […]

14.05.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online ·
New ‘Transformers 4′ stills show Optimus Prime, Bumblebee

New ‘Transformers 4′ stills show Optimus Prime, Bumblebee

(Relaxnews) – Paramount has released the poster and new stills from “Transformers: Age of Extinction,” the fourth feature in the series directed by Michael Bay. The new images of Optimus Prime and Bumblebee, two of the good guy robots known as the Autobots, made their debut in the latest issue of Empire. Part of a […]

14.05.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Motorola launches Moto E

Motorola launches Moto E

(Relaxnews) – The first handset from the company since it was sold to Lenovo, the Moto E offers an excellent balance of performance and price and could be the ideal entry-level phone for any consumer anywhere in the world ready to dump their feature phone in favor of their first smart handset. Motorola has planned […]

14.05.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Rolls-Royce reveals the Phantom Drophead Coupé Waterspeed Collection

Rolls-Royce reveals the Phantom Drophead Coupé Waterspeed Collection

(Relaxnews) – Inspired by the world water-speed record-breaking exploits of Sir Malcolm Campbell, the new collection of convertibles showcase the levels of craftsmanship and attention to detail that set Rolls-Royce apart from all other companies in the luxury car market. The Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupé Waterspeed Collection is a special bespoke series that will only […]

13.05.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
US overtakes France as wine consumption declines: industry body

US overtakes France as wine consumption declines: industry body

(PARIS-AFP) – Global wine consumption fell marginally in 2013 and the United States outstripped France as the top consumer, the International Organisation of Wine and Vine (OIV) said Tuesday. Consumption dipped 1 percent last year to 238.7 hectolitres of wine in the global market worth 73 billion euros ($100 billion). The United States was the […]

13.05.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
New L’Oréal makeup line celebrates 2014 Cannes Film Festival

New L’Oréal makeup line celebrates 2014 Cannes Film Festival

(Relaxnews) – With L’Or Lumière, the new makeup collection honoring the 2014 Cannes Film Festival (May 14-25), L’Oréal Paris chose to highlight gold and light (“or” and “lumière” in French). As it has for the past 17 years, the official makeup brand of the festival will be present on the Promenade de la Croisette to […]

13.05.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment ·
Rice or wheat? How grains define cultural identity

Rice or wheat? How grains define cultural identity

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Ever wondered why cultures can be so different, with Westerners more focused on the individual than people in the East? Psychologists said Thursday that the divide may come down to which crops are historically farmed in different regions. This “rice theory,” described in the journal Science, holds that people who traditionally grow paddy […]

13.05.2014 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Asia Argento presents ‘Incompresa’ ahead of Cannes

Asia Argento presents ‘Incompresa’ ahead of Cannes

(Relaxnews) – The trailer has been unveiled for the Italian actress and director’s third feature-length film, which will be screened in the Un Certain Regard section of the 67th Cannes Film Festival. After “Scarlet Diva” (2000) and “The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things” (2005), Asia Argento returned to the director’s chair to helm “Incompresa” […]

13.05.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, International Stars, Online, Videos ·
Thriller from beyond grave: new Jackson songs wow critics

Thriller from beyond grave: new Jackson songs wow critics

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Self-styled King of Pop Michael Jackson returns from the grave again this week with a second posthumous album of songs recorded before his death in 2009. “Xscape” goes on sale in the United States Tuesday, after being released in various European countries at the weekend and on Monday. Critics have already hailed […]

13.05.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Sandwich index names Geneva the most expensive city in the world

Sandwich index names Geneva the most expensive city in the world

(Relaxnews) – Geneva, Switzerland has emerged as the most expensive city in the world according to a club sandwich index created to serve as a barometer of the most affordable cities. After looking at the average price of club sandwiches on hotel menus in major cities around the world, a survey by Hotels.com found that […]

13.05.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
US, PHL marines hold drills on flashpoint South China Sea

US, PHL marines hold drills on flashpoint South China Sea

By Teodoro Aljibe SAN ANTONIO (AFP) – Scores of US and Filipino marines launched mock assaults on a South China Sea beach in the Philippines Friday, as a row escalates between Beijing and its smaller neighbors over the strategic waters. The drills, part of annual war games between the two countries, came after Vietnam said […]

13.05.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Pope says baptism is for everyone, even Martians

Pope says baptism is for everyone, even Martians

VATICAN CITY, May 12, 2014 (AFP) – Pope Francis on Monday declared that everyone has the right to be baptized, even aliens should they come knocking on the church’s door. Christians cannot “close the door” to all those who seek baptism even if they are “green men, with a long nose and big ears, like […]

13.05.2014 · Filled under: World News ·
ASEAN seeks peaceful solution

ASEAN seeks peaceful solution

10-nation group rebukes China’s bullying tactics By Martin Abbugao NAYPYIDAW (AFP) – Southeast Asian leaders have expressed “serious concern” over worsening territorial disputes in the South China Sea, presenting a rare united front against an increasingly assertive Beijing. Vietnam and the Philippines led a successful push for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations to deliver […]

13.05.2014 · Filled under: Asian News ·
Miss Philippines USA organization and Fan TV Global Network present a one of a kind fundraiser for kids

Miss Philippines USA organization and Fan TV Global Network present a one of a kind fundraiser for kids

Glendale,Ca. – The 4th annual Fashion for A Cause is set on May 24th , 2014 in Hollywood, California benefiting Bantay Bata or Child Watch program that provides relief and surgery to sick children with medical cases in the Philippines.   Executive director and fashion designer Lou Razon (www.lourazondesigns.com) , promises a one-of-a-kind event that […]

13.05.2014 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Films competing in Cannes new talent section

Films competing in Cannes new talent section

(PARIS-AFP) – The Cannes Film Festival’s Un Certain Regard competition showcases up-and-coming talent. Here are the 20 films chosen to compete before the jury headed by Argentine scriptwriter, producer and director Pablo Trapero as well as the films to be screened out of competition at the event: – Opening film: “Party Girl”, Marie Amachoukeli, Claire […]

12.05.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Online ·