PHILIPPINE CONSULATE GENERAL COMMEMORATES 30th DEATH  ANNIVERSARY OF NINOY AQUINO

PHILIPPINE CONSULATE GENERAL COMMEMORATES 30th DEATH ANNIVERSARY OF NINOY AQUINO

Los Angeles, 22 August 2013 – The Philippine Consulate General commemorated the 30th death anniversary of Ninoy Aquino with a mass at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Los Angeles on 21 August 2013. In commemoration of the 30th Death Anniversary of Ninoy Aquino, the Philippine Consulate General in cooperation with the Overseas Filipinos for Good Governance […]

25.08.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
Tech experts debate the smarts of the ‘smartwatch’

Tech experts debate the smarts of the ‘smartwatch’

SEOUL-AFP) – News that Samsung will unveil a “smartwatch” next month has sent rumour mills into overdrive within the tech community as it second guesses what the much-hyped gadget will offer. Wearable computing, including Google’s smart glasses, is considered the next frontier in consumer electronics following smartphones. Apple has long been rumoured to be working […]

24.08.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Bradley Cooper coming to ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’

Bradley Cooper coming to ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’

(Relaxnews) – One of the main characters in this Marvel adaptation could be voiced by the actor, who already has a packed schedule on the horizon. After courting Vin Diesel (“Fast & Furious,” “xXx”) as the voice of Groot, a half-human, half-tree character, Marvel Studios has set its sights on another of Hollywood’s most bankable […]

24.08.2013 · Filled under: Books, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
At-home digital breast self-exam device launches on Indiegogo

At-home digital breast self-exam device launches on Indiegogo

(Relaxnews) – A new radiation-free technology could help women scan their breasts for cancer-causing tumors from the comfort of their homes. This week, Eclipse Breast Health Technologies launched a campaign on crowdfunding site Indiegogo for a new handheld device, about the size of a computer mouse, that the company claims is five times more sensitive […]

Michelle Obama teams up with rappers to fight obesity

Michelle Obama teams up with rappers to fight obesity

(Relaxnews) – As part of her “Let’s Move” campaign against the obesity epidemic in the US, Michelle Obama has turned to a number of rappers to release a new hip-hop album, “Songs for a Healthier America.” The album will be released in September. For this inspirational album, which will be distributed in schools in New […]

Football: Steps eyed to protect World Cup players from heat

Football: Steps eyed to protect World Cup players from heat

(RIO DE JANEIRO-AFP) – Measures will be taken to protect players in case of intense heat during 2014 World Cup matches in Brazil, FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke said here Wednesday. “When players need to hydrate themselves, the referee will be able to stop the match two or three times, ” he noted. “For us […]

24.08.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Sports & Recreation ·
Ikea presents its first capsule collection this fall

Ikea presents its first capsule collection this fall

(Relaxnews) – For the first time, Ikea will launch a capsule collection of limited edition furniture and houseware products, rolling out starting on September 27. Bearing the name Trendig 2013, the new line unites Asian cultural influences with the best of Scandinavian design. The famous Swedish retail chain has put together a limited edition collection […]

24.08.2013 · Filled under: Home & Garden, Online ·
Nike unveils glow-in-the-dark Air Max Thea pack

Nike unveils glow-in-the-dark Air Max Thea pack

(Relaxnews) – Much ado has been made about Nike’s brand new Air Max Thea, a new sneaker silhouette for women only. And now the company has just announced a limited-edition release for the Nike Air Max Thea Woven Pack, available in glow-in-the-dark black, atomic red, and electric purple. Nike says the brand named the Air […]

24.08.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·
Five lucky winners will win Family 4 Pack tickets to FPAC 22

Five lucky winners will win Family 4 Pack tickets to FPAC 22

The Association for the advancement of Filipino Amecian Arts and Culture (FilAmARTS) in cooperation with Balita Media, Inc. is giving away tickets to the City of Los Angeles’ 22nd Annual Festival of Filipino Arts & Culture (FPAC 22). The promotion entitled “Family 4 Pack Giveaway” will run from August 24 – September 5, 2013. Five […]

23.08.2013 · Filled under: Promotions ·
Miss Philippines USA 2013 is shining Filipino-American beauty

Miss Philippines USA 2013 is shining Filipino-American beauty

LOS ANGELES, CA (August 22, 2013) – She stood on stage with a big smile, keeping calm and composed as they announced the winner, “Miss Philippines USA 2013 is Candidate #21, Jasmine Sabio!”  She was in disbelief, having signed up only a month before the pageant, she kept herself from having the highest expectations.  “I […]

23.08.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
Twitter index: Premier League, ‘Man of Steel’

Twitter index: Premier League, ‘Man of Steel’

(Relaxnews) – On Friday, August 23, Twitter users are discussing various rumors regarding transfers in the English Premier League and the latest news regarding the ‘Man of Steel’ sequel. Second place trend on Twitter “Willian” refers to the Brazilian international footballer of the same name, who is proving to be one of the most exciting […]

23.08.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Sports & Recreation ·
BMI isn’t an accurate measure of your health, experts say

BMI isn’t an accurate measure of your health, experts say

(Relaxnews) – As waistlines around the globe continue expanding, some scientists say that it’s time to do away with a common way to measure weight: body mass index (BMI). BMI, which is based on weight and height, is not an accurate measure of body fat content and does not account for critical factors that contribute […]

23.08.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Online, Sports & Recreation ·
Twitter index: ‘City of Bones’ – reviewers have their say

Twitter index: ‘City of Bones’ – reviewers have their say

(Relaxnews) – On Thursday, August 22, Twitter users are discussing the fantasy film ‘The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones” and Thiago Silva’s decision to extend his contract at PSG. “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones” is one of a series of six fantasy books written by Cassandra Clare and has been transformed into a film, […]

New York Met expands live opera broadcast program

New York Met expands live opera broadcast program

(NEW YORK CITY, New York-AFP) – New York’s Metropolitan Opera said Wednesday it has expanded its program of live broadcasts for the 2013-2014 season, with 10 operas to be shown in 1,900 movie theaters in dozens of countries. The season kicks off on October 5 with a new production of Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin” and wraps […]

23.08.2013 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Film, Music ·
Chevrolet to present its restyled Camaro in Europe

Chevrolet to present its restyled Camaro in Europe

(Relaxnews) – Chevrolet will unveil a brand new edition of its classic Camaro at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The new model, available as a coupe or convertible, will be released at the end of 2013. Chevy has enhanced the Camaro’s aerodynamics, allowing for a more effective cooling system and improved handling at high speeds. In […]

23.08.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
Beats ‘Studio’ headphones now lighter, with longer battery life

Beats ‘Studio’ headphones now lighter, with longer battery life

(Relaxnews) – Beats by Dre has unveiled a new version of its Studio headphones, which now offer up to 20 hours of music between charges. The new headset is also 30g lighter than before, for even more comfort than before. The headphones are selling for just under €300. The newest Beats Studio headphones integrate the […]

23.08.2013 · Filled under: Home & Garden, Music, Science & Technology ·
Dakota Johnson could be in the billing for ’50 Shades of Grey’

Dakota Johnson could be in the billing for ’50 Shades of Grey’

(Relaxnews) – Dakota Johnson, seen in “The Social Network” and “For Ellen,” seems to be on the verge of a significant career boost. The young actress is in talks to play the lead role in the film adaptation of the erotic bestseller, which is sure to be a box-office hit. She is not one of […]

23.08.2013 · Filled under: Books, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
US teens love apps, not tracking

US teens love apps, not tracking

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – American teenagers love their smartphone apps, but many are avoiding them, due to fears about privacy and location tracking. A Pew Research Center survey released Thursday found 58 percent of US teens surveyed have downloaded phone or tablet apps, but half of teen apps users have avoided using some due to privacy concerns. […]

23.08.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Ben Affleck succeeds Christian Bale as Batman

Ben Affleck succeeds Christian Bale as Batman

(LOS ANGELES, California-AFP) – US actor Ben Affleck will replace Christian Bale in the next Batman film, Warner Bros. Pictures said. Affleck will appear in a Batman-Superman mega flick slated for release in 2015 that follows on the heels of this summer’s Superman hit “Man of Steel.” Bale, who played the title role in Christopher […]

23.08.2013 · Filled under: Books, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Berlin to build museum for 20th century masterpieces

Berlin to build museum for 20th century masterpieces

(BERLIN-AFP) – Berlin agreed Wednesday to build a new museum for 20th century masterpieces by artists including Rothko, Magritte and Dali donated by a wealthy couple, potentially resolving a years-long dispute. The state museums foundation put forward a proposal for the cash-strapped city to create a 130-million-euro ($174 million) home for the collection directly behind […]

22.08.2013 · Filled under: Art, Destinations ·