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 ·
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 ·