French flipping over burgers: study

French flipping over burgers: study

(PARIS-AFP) – The hamburger may be a quintessentially American food, but is fast winning over the French who increasingly choose a beef patty wedged into a bun over a baguette sandwich. Research by the Gira marketing and consulting firm found that nearly one of every two sandwiches sold in the country last year was a […]

07.02.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Skoda sketches future direction with VisionC

Skoda sketches future direction with VisionC

(Relaxnews) - A new design concept suggests that the next generation of Skodas are set to get a lot more exciting. Skoda is a bit like Volvo. Its cars are associated with practicality, reliability and consideration — as in they are built by people who clearly understand the different needs of different drivers. Yet, ‘sporty’, ‘good […]

06.02.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Motoring ·
India eases visa rules to boost tourist numbers

India eases visa rules to boost tourist numbers

(NEW DELHI-AFP) – Tourists travelling to India from 180 countries will no longer have to queue at their local consulates to obtain visas after New Delhi announced an “historic” overhaul of its strict visa regime. Most foreigners currently have to wait several weeks before learning whether they will be allowed to enter India after submitting […]

06.02.2014 · Filled under: Destinations ·
‘Bionic hand’ can now sense shape, texture

‘Bionic hand’ can now sense shape, texture

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – An amputee with a bionic hand has for the first time been able to feel the texture and shape of objects in his grasp, European researchers said Wednesday. The success of the month-long trial in Italy has energized researchers in the hunt to solve one of the most difficult challenges in prosthetics. Until […]

Filipino figure skater to see action in one of Winter Olympics centerpiece events

Filipino figure skater to see action in one of Winter Olympics centerpiece events

By DAVID CASUCO LOS ANGELES (Mabuhay) – The lone Filipino athlete that will see action in the Winter Olympics capped his pre-Games preparation in Moscow at the Novogorsk Training Center in Khimki, a region 844 miles north of Sochi where the Winter Games will be held on February 7-23, 2014. His name is Michael Christian […]

06.02.2014 · Filled under: Local News, Sports & Recreation ·
PHL climate change envoy leads new protest fast

PHL climate change envoy leads new protest fast

By Karl Malakunas MANILA  (AFP) – A Philippine diplomat who went without food for 14 days last year will lead another fast on Saturday in a bid to pressure world leaders over climate change. Naderev “Yeb” Sano, the Philippines’ lead negotiator at United Nations climate talks, drank only tea and water throughout the last meeting […]

06.02.2014 · Filled under: Environment, Philippine News ·
Chocolate makers try to charm Chinese with lunar new year bonbons

Chocolate makers try to charm Chinese with lunar new year bonbons

(Relaxnews) – Though Chinese consumers are known for lacking a sweet tooth, premium chocolate makers are hoping to cash in on the tradition of gift giving over the lunar new year with a slew of limited edition, commemorative gift sets. The Chinese may have enthusiastically taken up Western food trends like coffee, wine, and fast […]

04.02.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Holidays, Home & Garden, Lunar New Year ·
Teaser for ‘The Face of an Angel,’ inspired by Amanda Knox case

Teaser for ‘The Face of an Angel,’ inspired by Amanda Knox case

(Relaxnews) – Daniel Brühl, Kate Beckinsale and supermodel Cara Delevingne star in this forthcoming crime drama from British director Michael Winterbottom. Variety gained exclusive access to this 30-second video, made for industry professionals at the European Film Market. The video focuses on a film director and a journalist, both of whom call into question the […]

04.02.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
David Schwimmer headed for TV comeback

David Schwimmer headed for TV comeback

(Relaxnews) – The former “Friends” star will headline “Irreversible,” a comedy adapted from the Israeli show “Bilti Hafich,” for ABC. Fans of David Schwimmer and of “Friends” have waited ten years for this moment. After turning his attention to film projects, both as an actor and a director, Schwimmer has finally decided to return to […]

04.02.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Jessica Alba to play TV actor in comedy ‘The Wright Girls’

Jessica Alba to play TV actor in comedy ‘The Wright Girls’

(Relaxnews) – Here’s the pitch: It’s a film about two TV stars that end up competing for the same film part and hating each other’s guts. Got it? Based on the 2003 Japanese comedy “2LDK,” Jessica Alba will feature as one of two sitcom stars who, away from the set, are also best friends and […]

04.02.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
All-stars face off with global upstarts at Berlin film fest

All-stars face off with global upstarts at Berlin film fest

(BERLIN-AFP) – New movies from Wes Anderson and Richard Linklater will go head-to-head with upstarts from Europe, China and Latin America for the Golden Bear top prize at the Berlin film festival starting Thursday. The 64th Berlinale, as the 11-day event is known, marks the first major European festival of the year and serves as […]

04.02.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, International Stars ·
Movies that could save your marriage

Movies that could save your marriage

(Relaxnews) – Making it past the three-year itch could be as simple as popping in a DVD and watching other couples fight. That’s the overarching conclusion of a new study out of the University of Rochester, which found that watching a film that examined the complexities of marriage and discussing the issues together as a […]

04.02.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Health & Fitness, Hollywood Stars, Offbeat, Online ·
Facebook anniversary: a personalized video for every user

Facebook anniversary: a personalized video for every user

(Relaxnews) – To celebrate its 10 years of existence, Facebook has a little surprise in store for each of its 1 billion users. On February 4 the social network is inviting users to look back at their Facebook experience from registration to present through a personalized video featuring their most popular posts. Every Facebook user […]

04.02.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Online, Videos ·
Super Bowl 48 sets record for TV viewers

Super Bowl 48 sets record for TV viewers

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Seattle’s 43-8 blowout of Denver in Super Bowl 48 offered little in the way of suspense, but 111.5 million viewers made it the most-watched television event in US history. Ratings released by the Fox network on Monday showed Sunday’s game also set a record for the most-streamed online sports event, while a […]

04.02.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Sports & Recreation ·
Farewell party for Consul General Maria Hellen Barber De La Vega: An invitation to the community

Farewell party for Consul General Maria Hellen Barber De La Vega: An invitation to the community

”Friends of Consul General Maria Hellen Barber-De La Vega,” in cooperation with Kalayaan Incorporated, will tender a farewell party on March 1, at the Double Tree by Hilton, 13111 Sycamore Drive, Norwalk, CA 90650, to honor beloved Congen Hellen for her dedicated and outstanding service to the community. Dinner cost is $45 per person. Consul Gen. […]

04.02.2014 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Kris: No effort from James to see Bimby

Kris: No effort from James to see Bimby

Kris Aquino said nothing is preventing ex-husband James Yap from visiting their son, James “Bimby” Yap, Jr., who is under the custody of the actress-host. The basketball star said he has not seen his only child with Aquino for almost five months. “Sana nami-miss niya ako. Sa billboard ko lang siya nakikita, e, sa pelikula […]

04.02.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Obama won’t prejudge GOP  immigration plan

Obama won’t prejudge GOP immigration plan

WASHINGTON  (AFP) – President Barack Obama said Friday he hoped to resolve differences with Republicans on whether to offer illegal immigrants eventual citizenship, saying he was “modestly optimistic” about the prospects for reform. Obama gave his first reaction to a long-awaited plan by Republicans in the House of Representatives for immigration reform – an issue […]

04.02.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Celebrate Asian New Year with the Lucky Lion Dancers at Pechanga Resort & Casino

Celebrate Asian New Year with the Lucky Lion Dancers at Pechanga Resort & Casino

Get ready to usher in the Year of the Horse with Pechanga Resort & Casino. Many Asian cultures including Chinese, Taiwanese, Korean, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Malaysian and more mark the lunar New Year in 2014 on Friday, January 31. The very next day, Pechanga Resort & Casino invites everyone to celebrate the fun and festivities with […]

04.02.2014 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Ellen DeGeneres and John Turturro in tech ads from 2014 Super Bowl

Ellen DeGeneres and John Turturro in tech ads from 2014 Super Bowl

(Relaxnews) – This year as always, advertisers stepped up their game for the Super Bowl, airing their star commercials to one of the widest TV audiences of the year. In 2014, a number of celebrities lent their faces to ads for online services and tech gadgets. TV presenter and actress Ellen DeGeneres introduced audiences to […]

03.02.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Weight loss: fight fatigue with these 5 pick-me-ups

Weight loss: fight fatigue with these 5 pick-me-ups

(Relaxnews) – Efforts to slim down are almost always accompanied by a few moments of weakness, most of which are brought on by fatigue or frustration in the early stages of a weight loss plan. But that doesn’t mean you have to give into the temptation of a muffin or a croissant. Here is a […]

02.02.2014 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·