Olympics: Likely stars of 2014 Olympic Games

Olympics: Likely stars of 2014 Olympic Games

(MOSCOW-AFP) – The 2014 Winter Olympics get underway in Sochi on February 7. Here AFP Sports highlights some of the names likely to star at the 16-day showpiece. ALPINE SKIING Lindsey Vonn (USA) Skiing’s most glamorous star, Vonn has been fighting to return from a knee injury suffered in February. With four overall World Cup […]

04.11.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Sports & Recreation ·
Porsche packs 570hp under the hood of new Panamera Turbo S

Porsche packs 570hp under the hood of new Panamera Turbo S

(Relaxnews) – The German manufacturer is expanding its Panamera line with a new version of the Turbo S grand touring sedan, which now has an additional 20hp under the hood for a total power of 570hp. The new model is expected to ship in January 2014. Powered by a 4.8L V8 biturbo engine, the new […]

02.11.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
When it comes to managing health, Americans go digital

When it comes to managing health, Americans go digital

(Relaxnews) – This year, some 95 million Americans have used their mobile phones to access health data — a big jump from last year’s 75 million, according to new data. Findings also showed that 45 percent of adults with a chronic condition rely on the internet to manage their condition, while 38 percent said their […]

Fashion films of the week: Dolce & Gabbana, Valentino, Giorgio Armani

Fashion films of the week: Dolce & Gabbana, Valentino, Giorgio Armani

(Relaxnews) – A teaser for Martin Scorsese’s Dolce & Gabbana ad, a world of red luxury at Valentino and highlights from the Giorgio Armani One Night Only NYC event. Here’s our pick of the best fashion films from the past seven days. Dolce & Gabbana The fashion world is eagerly awaiting the new Martin Scorsese […]

02.11.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Jessy asked: Jeric or Jeron?

Jessy asked: Jeric or Jeron?

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – “Maria Mercedes” star Jessy Mendiola had a quick answer when asked to pick between brothers Jeric and Jeron Teng, who both identified her to be their biggest “showbiz crush.” The 24-year-old actress, at the sidelines of the filming for the hit series on Tuesday, was asked who she thinks is more skilled […]

02.11.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Feeding America the APO Way

Feeding America the APO Way

City of Vernon — When members of the Alpha Phi Omega Fraternity in both the Philippines and USA are gathered in full force in the name of service — it was not only historical but a sight to behold. They typified the three basic cardinal principles of this Greek-letter fraternity of LEADERSIP, FRIENDSHIP and SERVICE […]

02.11.2013 · Filled under: Services, Videos ·
10th Anniversary Orange County Walk Now for Autism Speaks Expects 8,500 Attendees – November 16

10th Anniversary Orange County Walk Now for Autism Speaks Expects 8,500 Attendees – November 16

IRVINE, CA—Experience the power of an anticipated 8,500 autism supporters united by the cause at the 10th anniversary Orange County Walk Now for Autism Speaks on Saturday, November 16, 2013, at the Orange County Great Park, El Toro Field, located at 6990 Marine Way in Irvine. Powered by volunteers and families with loved ones on […]

02.11.2013 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Food agenda: Salon du Chocolat

Food agenda: Salon du Chocolat

(Relaxnews) – Here’s a look at the major ongoing and upcoming food-related events around the world. Salon du Chocolat October 30 – November 3 Paris, France This year’s edition of the world’s largest festival dedicated to chocolate will explore the question: “Why is chocolate so magical?” Favorite events include the annual chocolate fashion show and […]

02.11.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Online ·
New techy gym offers a workout on a wall

New techy gym offers a workout on a wall

(Relaxnews) – Quantified workouts are hailed as the future of fitness, and one startup fitness studio in California is taking the concept even further. The branded Fitwall workout incorporates heart-rate monitors and iPads to ensure you break a serious sweat — that is if you don’t mind working out on something that looks like a […]

Brain has specific radar for snakes: study

Brain has specific radar for snakes: study

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Ever wonder why snakes inspire such fear? A new study on monkeys out Monday says the brain has specific cells that fire off rapid warnings when confronted with slithery danger. Certain neurons respond “selectively” to images of snakes, and they outpace comparable neurons that react to visuals of faces, hands or geometric shapes, […]

02.11.2013 · Filled under: Books, Health & Fitness, Science & Technology ·
Scorpions, beetles on menu at Paris bar

Scorpions, beetles on menu at Paris bar

(PARIS-AFP) – At a tiny bar in Paris’s Montmartre district, chef Elie Daviron is happy to admit his new menu has disgusted some clients while others need two or three drinks before they can face it. Amid the guacamole, chicken tikka and chili hotdogs, the young chef is conducting a “gastronomical experiment” with what he […]

02.11.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Solar eclipse to sweep Africa, Europe, US on Sunday

Solar eclipse to sweep Africa, Europe, US on Sunday

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – A rare solar eclipse will sweep across parts of Africa, Europe and the United States on Sunday as the moon blocks the sun either fully or partially, depending on the location. The round shape of the Earth explains why some viewers in west Africa will see a total eclipse, while others in the […]

02.11.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Science & Technology, World News ·
Boy band Jonas Brothers announce split ‘for now’

Boy band Jonas Brothers announce split ‘for now’

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Heartthrob boy band the Jonas Brothers are breaking up, at least “for now,” they announced Tuesday, a few weeks after canceling their latest tour due to “deep rifts” between the trio. The group, whose career took off five years ago with Disney films and TV shows, said they decided “unanimously” to split […]

01.11.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
‘Entourage’ movie moving forward

‘Entourage’ movie moving forward

(Relaxnews) – The popular HBO show is finally on its way to the big screen, according to the show’s creator, Doug Ellin. Ellin used his Twitter account (@mrdougellin) to share the news with fans. “It’s a Go. Love You All,” he wrote, adding a photo of the cast of “Entourage,” which ran for eight seasons […]

01.11.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Franchising and Business Opportunities Seminar Held at Philippine Consulate General

Franchising and Business Opportunities Seminar Held at Philippine Consulate General

Los Angeles, 30 October 2013. – A seminar on Franchising and Business Opportunities in the Philippines was held at the Rizal Hall of the Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles on 29 October 2013. This event was held in cooperation with the Philippine Trade and Investment Center, Los Angeles (PTIC), the Philippine Franchise Association (PFA) and the Council on […]

01.11.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
Short Film “Freight Train” to Screen at One Fil-Am Festival

Short Film “Freight Train” to Screen at One Fil-Am Festival

With Special Appearances by Raymond Bagatsing, Radhaa Nilia, and Ayvee Verzonilla LOS ANGELES CA – 2013 short film Freight Train will screen at Barnsdall Gallery Theater at 4800 Hollywood Blvd. Los Angeles CA 90027 on November 16th, 2013 at 3:30pm. A special appearance will be made by Actor Raymond Bagatsing, Actress/Producer Radhaa Nilia, and Producer/Songwriter […]

01.11.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Film, Happenings, Photos ·
‘She’s the One’ hits P100-M mark

‘She’s the One’ hits P100-M mark

Actress Bea Alonzo had more reasons to celebrate her birthday after her latest movie “She’s the One” passed the P100-million mark in the local box office on its second week in theaters. The good news was announced on “ASAP” on Sunday, where Alonzo celebrated her birthday. “I am so happy. Thank you po sa mga […]

01.11.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Film ·
Forgotten Soldiers to Open Hollywood’s OneFilAm Film Festival

Forgotten Soldiers to Open Hollywood’s OneFilAm Film Festival

Saturday, November 16. Opening ceremonies at 9:00 am, Forgotten Soldiers at 10:00 am, Barnsdall Gallery Theater, 4800 Hollywood Blvd. Sacrifice, courage and betrayal. At the beginning of World War II, General Douglas MacArthur’s 80,000 Filipino and American troops on Bataan faced one of the worst atrocities in military history–the Bataan Death March. In this stirring […]

01.11.2013 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Clearing up the Facts

Clearing up the Facts

By Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services There has been a lot of confusion about some recent notices to consumers from insurance companies that sell coverage in the individual insurance market, and I’d like to clear up the facts. Today, more than 3 out of every 4 Americans get insurance from an employer, […]

01.11.2013 · Filled under: Services ·
Philippine Consulate General Hosts Philippine American History/Heritage Night

Philippine Consulate General Hosts Philippine American History/Heritage Night

Los Angeles, 28 October 2013 – The Philippine Consulate General hosted a Philippine American History/Heritage Night at the Rizal Hall on 24 October 2013 in honor of the Filipino-American History Month. This event was organized by the Consulate General in coordination with the Philippine Heritage International Institute (PHII), Philippine Institute of Language, Arts and Culture […]

01.11.2013 · Filled under: Local News, Photos ·