Miss and Queen (Gay) of Philippine Independence Day Pageant launched

Miss and Queen (Gay) of Philippine Independence Day Pageant launched

Carson, CA – The Philippine Independence Day Foundation (PIDF) launched March 24 the search for Miss and Queen (Gay) of Philippine Independence Day in the City of Carson. PIDF holds the pageant as a fundraiser for its projects as well as organizing the Philippine Independence Day celebration at the Veterans Park on June 7. The Independence Day event has […]

01.04.2014 · Filled under: Local News ·
More evidence of Mediterranean diet’s heart-healthy benefits

More evidence of Mediterranean diet’s heart-healthy benefits

(Relaxnews) – The link between heart health and the Mediterranean diet has already been established, but a new, large-scale study provides additional evidence regarding this link, finding that eating a Mediterranean diet can lower levels of platelets and white blood cells, two causes of inflammation in the body. The Mediterranean diet consists of plenty of […]

31.03.2014 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
10 things you didn’t know about the Eiffel Tower on its 125th birthday

10 things you didn’t know about the Eiffel Tower on its 125th birthday

(Relaxnews) – It takes a lot of primping and priming to look good at 125 years old. Just ask the Eiffel Tower, arguably the most recognizable silhouette in the world, and marks the milestone March 31. When Gustave Eiffel built the latticed tower for the World Fair in 1889, it was supposed to be a […]

31.03.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Where to see the stars of ‘How I Met Your Mother’ after Monday’s finale

Where to see the stars of ‘How I Met Your Mother’ after Monday’s finale

(Relaxnews) – The cast of “How I Met Your Mother” will appear together for the last time in the show’s finale, which airs at 8pm ET Monday, March 31, on CBS. After returning to the sitcom season after season since 2005, the actors are now going their separate ways and looking towards new horizons. Most […]

31.03.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Wedding dress on the tight side? 5 foods to avoid

Wedding dress on the tight side? 5 foods to avoid

(Relaxnews) – Altered and carefully placed on its hanger, your wedding dress is ready and waiting for you. But will your measurements be the same on the big day? It’s a question that many future brides ask themselves, especially if they have chosen a particularly form-fitting gown. Of course, it is essential to exercise and […]

31.03.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
William, Kate release new photo with baby Prince George

William, Kate release new photo with baby Prince George

(LONDON-AFP) – Prince William and his wife Kate released a rare family photo on Saturday showing the couple with their eight-month-old son Prince George, ahead of the little boy’s first overseas tour. The Duke of Cambridge, the second in line to the throne, is pictured with his wife and son looking out of an open […]

31.03.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, International Stars ·
Obama signs Philippine Charitable Giving Assistance Act

Obama signs Philippine Charitable Giving Assistance Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – United States President Obama today signed into law a legislative measure that would allow American taxpayers to claim deductions for donations they made to support relief and rehabilitation efforts in the Philippines in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan. The enactment of the Philippine Charitable Giving Assistance Act, which would also allow US […]

31.03.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Lights off for Earth Hour’s global crowdfunding call

Lights off for Earth Hour’s global crowdfunding call

(SINGAPORE-AFP) – Lights went off in thousands of cities and towns across the world on Saturday for the annual Earth Hour campaign, which is aiming to raise money via the Internet for local environmental projects. The Singapore-based campaign by conservation group WWF was boosted by Hollywood star power, with “The Amazing Spider-Man 2″ stars Andrew […]

29.03.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Environment, Home & Garden ·
David Sadigh of Digital Luxury Group: ‘in China interest in all luxury watch categories continues to rise’

David Sadigh of Digital Luxury Group: ‘in China interest in all luxury watch categories continues to rise’

(Relaxnews) – As Baselworld 2014 kicks off, we spoke to David Sadigh, CEO of Digital Luxury Group about the trends uncovered in the company’s latest  World Watch Report: What are the top three luxury watch trends to remember going into Baselworld 2014? 1. Despite a slowdown in sales in Asia, global consumer demand for luxury watches grew by +5.7%. […]

Sydney Harbour stages outdoor pop-up opera under the stars

Sydney Harbour stages outdoor pop-up opera under the stars

(Relaxnews) – If ever there was a way to add more drama and theater to an opera production, it’s this: stage “Madame Butterfly” outside one of the world’s most iconic and famous opera houses against the curtain of the Sydney skyline, on the water’s edge, and add an explosion of fireworks to mark the final […]

29.03.2014 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online, Videos ·
Trailer: nature unleashes its fury in ‘Into the Storm’

Trailer: nature unleashes its fury in ‘Into the Storm’

(Relaxnews) – Warner Bros have uploaded the first teaser trailer for the forthcoming catastrophe movie, which is due in theaters in August. The first look at “Into the Storm,” the video alternates between chilling silence and the cacophony of terrified screams, high-speed winds and tornado sirens. Complete with dramatic special effects, the action movie will […]

29.03.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Young women who eat lots of veggies are healthier later

Young women who eat lots of veggies are healthier later

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Young women who eat a diet rich in fruits and vegetables show significantly lower rates of hardening in the arteries 20 years later, said US research out Friday. However, men did not appear to benefit the way women did, raising questions about why a heart healthy diet may benefit one sex over the […]

29.03.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Tales from the Organ Trade (Philippines)

Tales from the Organ Trade (Philippines)

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 4:30 – 7:00 PM Tamkin Auditorium Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center UCLA Campus Los Angeles, CA 90095 Free and open to the public, but RSVP requested at www.eventbrite.com/e/global-health-awareness-week-at-ucla-tickets-10958748913 Documentary film on the human organ trade includes footage from the Philippines. Film to be followed by panel with Filmmaker Ric Bienstock, Transplant […]

29.03.2014 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Entertainment, Film, Happenings, Online ·
Intersections: World Arts/Local Lives

Intersections: World Arts/Local Lives

On going Display UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History UCLA Campus www.fowler.ucla.edu/exhibitions/intersections Museum admission is free.  Some of the exhibit can also be viewed online. Los Angeles museum-goers at last have an ongoing opportunity to enjoy one of our nation’s most important collections of art from Africa, Asia, the Pacific, and the Americas in Intersections: […]

29.03.2014 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Happenings ·
The Triumph of Philippine Art

The Triumph of Philippine Art

Through April 13, 2014 The Triumph of Philippine Art USC Fisher Museum of Art 823 Exposition Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90089 Tel: 213-740-4561 Web announcement: fisher.usc.edu/exhibitions/triumph_of_the_philippines.html As never been done before, The Triumph of Philippine Art exhibits the nation’s political story and turmoil. The exhibition features various Contemporary Filipino-American artists and has been compiled by M. Teresa Lapid Rodriguez, who […]

29.03.2014 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Entertainment, Happenings ·
Art agenda: Italian fashion, Pilgrim/Roy quilts, Wang Gongxin

Art agenda: Italian fashion, Pilgrim/Roy quilts, Wang Gongxin

(Relaxnews) – The V&A in London opens a display of Italian fashion spanning seven decades, Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts exhibits the extensive Pilgrim/Roy Collection of quilts, and the National Gallery of Victoria opens an exhibit for Chinese video artist Wang Gongxin. The Glamour of Italian Fashion 1945-2014 April 5 – July 27 The Victoria […]

28.03.2014 · Filled under: Art, Beauty & Style, Destinations, Entertainment ·
Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival

Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival

May 1 – May 11, 2014 Venues: Directors Guild of America; CGV Cinemas; Japanese American National Museum; and The Art Theatre of Long Beach. Web announcement: asianfilmfestla.org/2014/

28.03.2014 · Filled under: Happenings ·
London to launch Europe’s largest gay wedding show

London to launch Europe’s largest gay wedding show

(Relaxnews) – London is set to launch Europe’s largest gay wedding show yet, as the Same-Sex Marriage Act comes into force in England and Wales this year. Gay Weddings Live will hit the UK capital in June, focusing on providing services tailored to same-sex couples – a high-spending and statistically financially comfortable demographic. The show will […]

Marriage is healthy for the heart: study

Marriage is healthy for the heart: study

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Being married makes for a healthy heart, while being divorced or widowed is linked to higher rates of cardiovascular disease, according to a study of 3.5 million people released Friday. The study is the largest of its kind to show how heart health is linked to marital status, and was presented at the […]

28.03.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
FOX to air royal-themed reality show ‘I Wanna Marry Harry’

FOX to air royal-themed reality show ‘I Wanna Marry Harry’

(Relaxnews) – The network approached a dozen women with an opportunity to fulfill their childhood dream of becoming a princess. In the reality series “I Wanna Marry Harry,” the happy few will set out to win the heart of one of the world’s most famous celebrities, Prince Harry. Or so they think. Scheduled to premiere […]

28.03.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·