Lea recalls humiliation: I was called ‘bulok’

Lea recalls humiliation: I was called ‘bulok’

Before winning a Tony award and being dubbed a “Disney Legend,” Lea Salonga came at a crossroads in her career when she was humiliated in the presence of her colleagues as a 9-year-old. Now 42, the Broadway star recalled a “jarring” experience being called “bulok” by her director in a stage play. At the time, […]

29.08.2013 · Filled under: Filipino Stars, International Stars, Music ·
Porsche Design Sport unveils new gear for spring/summer 2014

Porsche Design Sport unveils new gear for spring/summer 2014

(Relaxnews) – Porsche Design Sport and Adidas have just unveiled their spring/summer 2014 collection, featuring a range of gear for golf, Nordic walking, and running for men and women. While the brand just launched a line of gym gear for women for this autumn, women can now expect golf and running outfits in the new […]

Scientists grow human brain tissue from stem cells

Scientists grow human brain tissue from stem cells

(PARIS-AFP) – Scientists said Wednesday they had used stem cells to grow primitive human brain tissue for use in studying disorders and early development of this most complex of organs. They used the cells to grow what they dubbed “cerebral organoids” — pea-sized blobs of 3D brain tissue in a Petri dish, with characteristics of […]

29.08.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Science & Technology ·
Venice hosts rare Leonardo drawings exhibition

Venice hosts rare Leonardo drawings exhibition

(VENICE-AFP) – Fifty-two drawings by Renaissance genius Leonardo da Vinci are going on show in Venice from Thursday, including the famous but rarely-seen Vitruvian Man charting the ideal proportions of the human body. The show in the city’s Galleria dell’Academia displays works from the museum’s own archives as well as from the collections of the […]

29.08.2013 · Filled under: Art, Destinations ·
France set for poor wine grape harvest

France set for poor wine grape harvest

(PARIS-AFP) – France is facing one of its poorest wine grape harvests in four decades, forecasts showed on Wednesday, due to a cold and rainy spring and severe hail storms. The 2013 harvest is expected to reach just 43.5 millions hectolitres — well below the 10-year average of 45.4 million, according forecasts from the FranceAgriMer […]

29.08.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
PHILIPPINE CONSUL GENERAL URGES FILIPINO CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE, PHILIPPINE FOOD IMPORTERS, CUSTOMS BROKERS AND FREIGHT FORWARDERS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA TO ATTEND ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION ON FOOD SAFETY ACT

PHILIPPINE CONSUL GENERAL URGES FILIPINO CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE, PHILIPPINE FOOD IMPORTERS, CUSTOMS BROKERS AND FREIGHT FORWARDERS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA TO ATTEND ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION ON FOOD SAFETY ACT

Los Angeles, 28 August 2013 – Philippine Consul General Ma. Hellen B. De La Vega welcomes the invitation extended by the Port of Los Angeles to hold a roundtable discussion on the proposed rules by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) of the Food Safety Act, which should […]

29.08.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
Young women who drink face higher breast cancer risk

Young women who drink face higher breast cancer risk

(WASHINGTON, District of Columbia-AFP) – Young women who drink alcohol every day may be raising significantly their risk of breast cancer, according to US research published Wednesday. Each alcoholic drink a woman takes daily from when her menstrual periods start until her first full-term pregnancy ups her lifetime risk of breast cancer by 13 percent, […]

29.08.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Travolta, Douglas line up for French seaside film fest

Travolta, Douglas line up for French seaside film fest

(CAEN, France / Calvados-AFP) – John Travolta, Nicolas Cage, Cate Blanchett and Michael Douglas are among the stars who will tread the red carpet at France’s 39th Deauville film festival, which kicks off Friday. The northern seaside resort’s annual celebration of American films will open with the screening of Steven Soderbergh’s “Behind the Candelabra”, which […]

29.08.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars ·
FilAm ARTS’ newest initiative, The Saysay Project, to be featured at FPAC

FilAm ARTS’ newest initiative, The Saysay Project, to be featured at FPAC

The Saysay Project, a new story-telling initiative from FilAm ARTS, will be prominently featured at the 22nd annual Festival of Philippine Arts & Culture (FPAC) at the all-new Saysay Pavilion. The word “Saysay” (pronounced sigh-sigh), is Tagalog for “having intrinsic value or meaning,” and “to declare.” The Saysay Project is open to all ages and […]

28.08.2013 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Clooney, Bullock space thriller opens Venice film fest

Clooney, Bullock space thriller opens Venice film fest

(VENICE-AFP) – Hollywood high-rollers George Clooney and Sandra Bullock kicked off the Venice film festival on Wednesday with a harrowing space drama that opens a line-up flush with gloomy tales. “Gravity”, a 3-D sci-fi thriller, sees Clooney and Bullock as astronauts who are flung into deep space when a debris shower destroys their shuttle. The […]

28.08.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars, International Stars ·
Experimental drug ‘cures’ hepatitis C in small trials

Experimental drug ‘cures’ hepatitis C in small trials

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – An experimental drug combination cured 70 percent of patients with hepatitis C in early trials, offering hope of a simpler remedy for the chronic liver disease, US researchers said Tuesday. The phase II trial described in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) studied the effectiveness and safety of an experimental drug, […]

28.08.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Science & Technology ·
Scott Eastwood prepares for combat with Brad Pitt and Shia LaBeouf

Scott Eastwood prepares for combat with Brad Pitt and Shia LaBeouf

(Relaxnews) – Clint Eastwood’s son has joined the cast of “Fury,” a World War II film to be directed by David Ayer (“End of Watch”), Deadline.com reports. The 27-year old actor, who sometimes goes by the name Scott Reeves, will portray Sergeant Miles in the forthcoming feature, which follows five American soldiers aboard a tank […]

28.08.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars ·
The Vulcan Mind Meld just became a reality

The Vulcan Mind Meld just became a reality

(Relaxnews) – Quick, grab the tinfoil hats. Researchers at the University of Washington have succeeded in linking two human brains together via the internet. In an experiment conducted by Rajesh Rao and Andrea Stocco, Rao was able to send a brain signal via the internet to his colleague situated on the other side of the […]

American Apparel searching for transgender stars

American Apparel searching for transgender stars

(Relaxnews) – The sweatshop-free fashion brand, based in downtown Los Angeles, is looking to recruit “transexy” transsexual and transgender models. A few days ago American Apparel posted an advert on their instagram calling out for new models. For a company which has always created (often provocative) campaigns using amateur talent, it wasn’t such a surprise. This time […]

28.08.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Online ·
US government warns employees of Android malware risk

US government warns employees of Android malware risk

(Relaxnews) – An internal communiqué uncovered and published by Public Intelligence highlights that the US government is concerned about the malware risks associated with Android phones, tablets and their supporting ecosystem of apps, due to their popularity and open source nature. In it the US Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Justice warn government workers […]

28.08.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Online, Science & Technology ·
Sipping on summer: Mixologist Jim Meehan’s Dark and Stormy

Sipping on summer: Mixologist Jim Meehan’s Dark and Stormy

(Relaxnews) – To celebrate the full bloom of summer, two of the world’s top mixologists share their best “summer-in-a-glass” cocktail recipes for sipping languidly on a hot day and clinking with friends and loved ones. Every week throughout the summer, New York mixologist Jim Meehan, the man behind underground speakeasy PDT(short for Please Don’t Tell), and […]

28.08.2013 · Filled under: Books, Destinations, Food & Dining, Free Recipes, Home & Garden, Online ·
Fendi honors Roman passion with latest fragrance

Fendi honors Roman passion with latest fragrance

(Relaxnews) – The Italian designer label is launching L’Acquarossa, an homage in scent to Rome, and also to passion and feminine beauty. The new eau de parfum will be available from September in select stores. Created by François Demachy, along with noses Delphine Lebeau and Benoît Lapouza, L’Acquarossa blends fruity notes of Calabrian bergamot, Sicilian […]

28.08.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Destinations ·
Don’t crowd me: anxious people may need more personal space

Don’t crowd me: anxious people may need more personal space

(Relaxnews) – Close talkers, crowded buses: everybody needs a certain amount of personal space. A new study announced Monday reveals exactly how much most of us need, and finds that anxious people need a bit more. University College London researchers say that generally most people need a boundary from around 20 to 40 centimeters in […]

28.08.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Online ·
The Gollayan sisters receive accolades from the Filipino community for winning WCOPA top awards

The Gollayan sisters receive accolades from the Filipino community for winning WCOPA top awards

by : Alex Llorente LOS ANGELES, CA  – The Gollayan Sisters were awarded the 2013 Senior Grand Champion Vocal Group of the World award at the 17th Annual World Championships of Performing Arts (WCOPA) competition held at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel from July 12-21, 2013. For this competition alone, they won 16 gold medals, 4 […]

28.08.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
Asian group calls for immigration relief for all undocumented

Asian group calls for immigration relief for all undocumented

LOS ANGELES – At this critical moment in our nation’s history, Asian Americans Advancing Justice (Advancing Justice), a national affiliation of civil rights organizations that serves Asian American and Pacific Islander communities, looks to President Barack Obama to lead the nation in fixing our broken immigration system. The House of Representatives continues to consider draconian, anti-immigrant […]

28.08.2013 · Filled under: U.S. News ·