Cebu-born Minerva Benedicto Vier stars in ‘A Cat Named Mercy’

Cebu-born Minerva Benedicto Vier stars in ‘A Cat Named Mercy’

The world premiere theater presentation of “A Cat Named Mercy,” currently showing until February 23, 2014 at Casa 0101 Theatre in Boyle Heights stars Cebu-born, Minerva Benedicto Vier.The play, written by Josefina Lopez and directed by Hector Rodriguez is about maximizing a person’s life, understanding their healthcare issues, as well as their end of life right to a peaceful death. […]

09.02.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Happenings, Local News ·
Could this pill make you smarter?

Could this pill make you smarter?

(Relaxnews) – A team of US scientists has created a pill packed with powerful antioxidants they claim could help make older adults smarter. In a University of South Florida study, the supplement, made from blueberry and green tea extracts as well as vitamin D3 and amino acids, was found to improve cognitive processing speeds and […]

09.02.2014 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
Porsche presents special edition Maria Sharapova Panamera GTS

Porsche presents special edition Maria Sharapova Panamera GTS

(Relaxnews) – On Friday, the day of the Opening Ceremony at the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia, Russian tennis champion Maria Sharapova joined Porsche for the unveiling of a special edition Panamera GTS in her honor. The Porsche Panamera GTS “by Maria Sharapova” bears a few personal touches chosen by the tennis champion, a […]

Wang hauls Brooklyn into NYC fashion week

Wang hauls Brooklyn into NYC fashion week

(NEW YORK-AFP) – For decades the poor cousin of Manhattan, Brooklyn cemented its growing status as the hip soul of New York on Saturday by hosting its first couture catwalk show in fashion week. Alexander Wang, creative director of Balenciaga, unveiled his hotly anticipated collection at the same Brooklyn Naval Yard venue chosen by Lady […]

09.02.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
Sochi Olympics: gold, silver and bronze beauty

Sochi Olympics: gold, silver and bronze beauty

(Relaxnews) – As the Winter Olympics kick off in Sochi, Russia, we look at some beauty tutorials with a medal podium twist. Gold - http://youtu.be/h1jD8ru0pEg Blogger Teni primes her lids before applying and blending a range of tones across her eyes, with darker colors on the outer portion of the eyelids and lighter eyeshadow on the […]

09.02.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Online, Sports & Recreation, Videos ·
Natural elements inspire latest Giorgio Armani eyeshadows

Natural elements inspire latest Giorgio Armani eyeshadows

(Relaxnews) – After exploring subtle nude shades in its Spring 2014 makeup collection, the Italian design house is striking a bold tone with its latest eyeshadow line, featuring intense yet natural colors inspired by nature. The new Eyes to Kill Solo line will arrive in stores from April 7. The most original feature of the […]

09.02.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
Where to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Beatles invasion

Where to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Beatles invasion

(Relaxnews) – On February 9, 1964, four young, floppy-haired Brits took to the airwaves of US TV variety program “The Ed Sullivan Show” and pulled off a performance that would alter the trajectory of music forever. And while their musical influence has touched nearly every part of the globe, here are a few iconic destinations […]

07.02.2014 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Entertainment, International Stars ·
A US McDonald’s hosting candlelit dinner for Valentine’s Day

A US McDonald’s hosting candlelit dinner for Valentine’s Day

(Relaxnews) – Looking for a low-budget Valentine’s Day idea for your loved one? A McDonald’s restaurant in Southport, North Carolina is hosting a candlelit dinner, featuring musical selections by Ronald himself. Since being uploaded on Reddit February 3, the photo of a poster advertising the restaurant’s third annual Valentine’s Day dinner has been viewed more […]

Olympics: Sochi Winter Games in numbers

Olympics: Sochi Winter Games in numbers

(SOCHI-AFP) – The Winter Olympics by numbers: – The United States will have a record 230 athletes competing in the 2014 Games. – Norway has won 107 gold medals, the most by any nation in Olympic Winter Games history. – There will be a record 98 events at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games. – […]

07.02.2014 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation ·
Olympics: Putin opens Sochi Games after stunning show

Olympics: Putin opens Sochi Games after stunning show

(SOCHI-AFP) – President Vladimir Putin on Friday opened the Winter Olympics Games in Sochi that are inextricably linked with his name, after a stunning ceremony where Russia sought to convince the world it is a worthy host. The high-octane ceremony at the 40,000 capacity Fisht stadium on the Black Sea got off to a rocky […]

07.02.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Sports & Recreation, World News ·
Yves Saint Laurent promises flawless skin with new CC cream

Yves Saint Laurent promises flawless skin with new CC cream

(Relaxnews) – The French luxury brand has added a new CC cream to its Forever Light Creator line, which consists of products based on the exclusive Glycanactif WT complex. The new product will arrive at beauty counters from March 3. Yves Saint Laurent has turned once again to glycobiology, the area of biology linked to […]

07.02.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
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 ·