US Capitol dome to undergo two-year restoration

US Capitol dome to undergo two-year restoration

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – The US Capitol dome will undergo its first comprehensive repairs in more than half a century this autumn, installing a donut-shaped canopy to protect visitors to the historic structure, officials said Tuesday. The two-year project will begin this November aimed at repairing nearly 1,300 cracks that have emerged in the nine-million-pound (4.1-million-kilogram) cast […]

24.10.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, U.S. News ·
US firm offers 30 kilometer-high balloon ride

US firm offers 30 kilometer-high balloon ride

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Seeking to cash in on the space tourism boom, a US firm is offering rides in a helium balloon 30 kilometers (20 miles) up to gaze down on Earth. The Arizona-based company World View Enterprises said in a statement Tuesday the trip will cost $75,000 (55,000 euros) and travelers will stay aloft for […]

24.10.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
3rd Kim-Xian soap offers ‘new concept’

3rd Kim-Xian soap offers ‘new concept’

A third TV series starring Kim Chiu and Xian Lim is in the works, the actress confirmed, following the success of the on-screen couple’s first big-screen project together. “Ano siya, bago siya sa amin ni Xian. Sa primetime [ipapalabas],” Chiu said. Referring to Lim, Chiu said, “Kahit kami excited kami sa kwento, excited kaming gawin […]

24.10.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
You Are Cordially Invited To FRANCHISING Business Opportunities in the Philippines

You Are Cordially Invited To FRANCHISING Business Opportunities in the Philippines

24.10.2013 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Santa Ana Resident Supports Autism Speaks and Walks for her Four Children with Autism

Santa Ana Resident Supports Autism Speaks and Walks for her Four Children with Autism

RoBen Head will walk in honor of her four adopted children with autism during Orange County Walk Now for Autism Speaks SANTA ANA, CA– Santa Ana resident RoBen Head embraces the challenges and triumphs of raising not one but four adopted children diagnosed with autism. Evan, 15, Taylor, 13, Nathan, 13 and Jordon, 11 were all diagnosed around […]

24.10.2013 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Skip the calcium pills, opt for kale and dairy: study

Skip the calcium pills, opt for kale and dairy: study

(Relaxnews) – To keep your bones strong, forgo calcium supplements in favor of yogurt, milk, and other calcium-rich foods, suggests a new report in the New England Journal of Medicine. Published last week, the new study finds that calcium supplements may increase risk of heart attack. Dr. Douglas Bauer, a professor of medicine at the University of […]

24.10.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Online ·
Butter isn’t so bad after all, health expert says

Butter isn’t so bad after all, health expert says

(Relaxnews) – Cheese lovers, rejoice. A new report in the British Medical Journal suggests that butter and cheese may not be as bad for your heart as previously thought. Published Wednesday, the report states that long-maligned saturated fats actually have little impact on your risks of heart disease and stroke and could even protect against these conditions. […]

24.10.2013 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Online ·
Scientist comes up with mathematical equation for perfect pizza

Scientist comes up with mathematical equation for perfect pizza

(Relaxnews) – A mathematician in the UK has come up with a scientific formula that claims to decode the secret to making the perfect pizza pie. The key, says Dr. Eugenia Cheng of the University of Sheffield, is the topping-to-base ratio and the thickness of the crust. In other words, baking a pie with a […]

24.10.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Offbeat ·
Salvatore Ferragamo announces four new Tuscan Soul fragrances

Salvatore Ferragamo announces four new Tuscan Soul fragrances

(Relaxnews) – The Italian luxury brand has revealed four exclusive new juices, set to hit select stores in time for the holidays. The Tuscan Soul Quintessential Collection by Salvatore Ferragamo takes its cues from the famous Italian region of Tuscany, the home of the Italian luxury label. Bianco di Carrara is inspired by the region’s […]

24.10.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Christmas, Holidays, Home & Garden ·
Marc Jacobs dresses up two feminine fragrances for the holidays

Marc Jacobs dresses up two feminine fragrances for the holidays

(Relaxnews) – The American designer’s brand is celebrating the magic and wonder of the holidays with two gift sets featuring its iconic fragrances Dot and Honey. The two holiday gift sets expand upon the cheerful colors and eclectic packaging of the Honey and Dot bottles, which evoke honeybees and ladybugs, respectively. Dot is available in […]

24.10.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Christmas, Holidays ·
Eric Haze redesigns Kiehl’s products for the holidays

Eric Haze redesigns Kiehl’s products for the holidays

(Relaxnews) – The cosmetics brand has teamed up with the New York-based designer and graffiti artist to revamp its classic packaging with a colorful and edgy style. For a limited edition this season, the traditional yellow and white shades of Kiehl’s packaging will be complemented by more flamboyant designs in red, purple, blue and green. […]

24.10.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Christmas, Holidays, Home & Garden ·
Health/fitness apps: iGyno, Hello Doctor

Health/fitness apps: iGyno, Hello Doctor

(Relaxnews) – Top health and fitness apps in iTunes App Stores around the globe this week include an app billed as a “virtual gynecologist,” a “caveman cookbook,” and a tool to help you organize complicated medical issues. Here are details on a selection of top ten iTunes paid and free health and fitness apps by […]

Join us for a free screening of the film “Call Me Kuchu”

Join us for a free screening of the film “Call Me Kuchu”

 Sponsored by the David Kato Vision & Voice Award and the City of West Hollywood. Directed by Malika Zouhali-Worrall and Katherine Fairfax Wright, “Call Me Kuchu” follows the work of Ugandan LGBT activists David Kato, Frank Mugisha, and others to defeat state-sanctioned homophobia while combatting vicious persecution in their daily lives. Learn more and watch […]

24.10.2013 · Filled under: Happenings ·
During quake, Angelica called John Lloyd to say goodbye

During quake, Angelica called John Lloyd to say goodbye

Actress Angelica Panganiban thought she was going to die when she felt the magnitude 7.2 earthquake that hit Bohol last Tuesday. Panganiban said she got scared when she saw people outside their bus running around and screaming. “Talagang tinatapon kami sa loob ng bus. Pagbaba namin, pa-recover pa lang kami tapos biglang may lalaking tumatakbo […]

23.10.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Twelfth Annual Autumn Festival Brings Magic and Beauty of the Fall Season to Aquarium of the Pacific

Twelfth Annual Autumn Festival Brings Magic and Beauty of the Fall Season to Aquarium of the Pacific

Celebrate the arts, cuisines, and cultures of China, Japan, Korea, and the Philippines on November 9-10, 2013, at the Aquarium WHAT: In China, people celebrate the Moon Festival. In Japan, regional harvest festivals, or matsuri, are held. Chuseok is the traditional Korean fall festival. Celebrate the magic of fall through the arts, cuisines, and cultures […]

23.10.2013 · Filled under: Happenings ·
L.A. City Council proclaims October 2013 as Fil-Am Histroy/Heritage Month

L.A. City Council proclaims October 2013 as Fil-Am Histroy/Heritage Month

Los Angeles, 21 October 2013 – The Los Angeles City Council, led by Councilmembers Mitch O’Farrell and Jose Huizar, honored the Filipino American community in Los Angeles by presenting a Resolution proclaiming October 2013 as Filipino-American History/Heritage Month.  Members of the City Council praised the Filipino-American community for its achievements, contributions and the 426 years of historical presence […]

23.10.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
PHL Consulate General commemorates 69th Anniv. of Leyte Landing

PHL Consulate General commemorates 69th Anniv. of Leyte Landing

Los Angeles, 21 October 2013 – The Philippine Consulate General commemorated the 69th Anniversary of the Leyte Landing and Philippine Liberation in the Second World War with a public program at the Rizal Hall preceded by the launching of the Exhibit of Philippine Liberation Memorabilia and Photos at the Sentro Rizal on 19 October 2013. The event was organized […]

23.10.2013 · Filled under: Local News, Photos ·
A Technology Surge for HealthCare.gov

A Technology Surge for HealthCare.gov

By Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services Today, we are announcing key steps the Department is taking as part of a tech surge to continue to improve the consumer experience on HealthCare.gov. First, I am very pleased to announce we are bringing management expert and former CEO and Chairman of two publicly traded […]

23.10.2013 · Filled under: Services ·
Books still beat tablets for reading to children

Books still beat tablets for reading to children

(Relaxnews) – Over half of British households may now have a tablet, but when it comes to bedtime stories parents still prefer the feel of paper. A Talking Tots-commissioned survey of 1,500 UK parents with children under the age of five found that 98 percent claim to read to their children at bedtime and that […]

23.10.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Books, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Beckham to conduct ‘global digital book signing’ event

Beckham to conduct ‘global digital book signing’ event

(Relaxnews) – Sportsman and UNICEF ambassador David Beckham will be part of a global book signing event in London, Hyderabad, New York and Sao Paulo on October 30. The ex-Manchester United, Real Madrid, LA Galaxy, AC Milan and Paris Saint-Germain soccer star has a new autobiography around the corner. Fans can apply at facebook.com/Beckham/app_608627272528736 for tickets to […]