France predicts bumper champagne production this year

France predicts bumper champagne production this year

(PARIS-AFP) – Champagne lovers were in for a treat as official statistics released Thursday predicted that France’s production of bubbly would take a 56 percent leap this year. The Agreste statistics, drawn up by the agriculture ministry, revealed that the country’s overall wine production was expected to increase 11 percent this year compared to 2012, […]

12.08.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Historic Filipinotown Festival 2013 was a reflection of Filipino spirit and camaraderie

Historic Filipinotown Festival 2013 was a reflection of Filipino spirit and camaraderie

LOS ANGELES, CA (August 9, 2013) – For a Filipino, having “good health” means living a balanced life that is blessed with a healthy body, mind and spirit.  The organizers of the 11th Annual Historic Filipinotown Festival 2013 were very successful in keeping their program in line with this idea when they held the event […]

10.08.2013 · Filled under: Happenings ·
BINMALEY CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL ALUMNI GLOBAL REUNION AUG. 17

BINMALEY CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL ALUMNI GLOBAL REUNION AUG. 17

Cerritos, California – The Binmaley Catholic High School International (BCHS) will hold its 2nd Global Reunion on Aug. 17, Saturday from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Cerritos Park East Community Center’s Malibu Room. The venue is located on 13234 E. 166th Street, Cerritos, between Shoemaker Ave. and Carmenita Blvd. The motif is Hawaiian attire. Alumni members […]

09.08.2013 · Filled under: Happenings ·
NO FUSS SUMMER GOURMET MEALS – SIMPLE WITH MILK

NO FUSS SUMMER GOURMET MEALS – SIMPLE WITH MILK

With few ingredients and milk, Chef Jenn Louis shows how anyone can be a top chef SAN CLEMENTE, CA   – Californians are very savvy when it comes to gourmet cuisine.  It seems nearly everyone is up to date on the latest TV chef challenge, the new “it” restaurants and even the freshest seasonal produce at […]

09.08.2013 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Free Recipes ·
Watch the latest trailer for ‘Ender’s Game’

Watch the latest trailer for ‘Ender’s Game’

(Relaxnews) – Summit Entertainment Studios has released a new trailer for “Ender’s Game,” the movie adaptation of the 1985 sci-fi novel by Orson Scott Card. Full of special effects, the two-minute video reveals a bit more about this epic space battle film, scheduled to roll out to theaters internationally. Directed by Gavin Hood, the movie […]

07.08.2013 · Filled under: Books, Film, Hollywood Stars, Videos ·
Gretchen: I’m not part of Barrettos anymore

Gretchen: I’m not part of Barrettos anymore

MANILA, Aug 6 (Mabuhay) -– Actress Gretchen Barretto was apparently irritated after she was asked to comment on the legal battles of her younger sister, Claudine. Claudine recently filed for a temporary protection order against her estranged husband Raymart Santiago, with her legal counsel claiming that she was “abused.” Speaking to reporters after the awarding […]

07.08.2013 · Filled under: Filipino Stars ·
Roxas Blvd rehab necessary for PHL hosting of two int’l meets- Palace

Roxas Blvd rehab necessary for PHL hosting of two int’l meets- Palace

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Malacañang defended on Monday the allotment of P250 million for the rehabilitation of Roxas Boulevard and said it is part of the preparation for two world events that the country will host in the next two years. “We have important global events that will be happening here in Manila so certainly we […]

07.08.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Vilma elated with good reception of ‘Ekstra’

Vilma elated with good reception of ‘Ekstra’

MANILA  (Mabuhay) -– Veteran actress Vilma Santos could not hide her happiness after her first independent film, “Ekstra,” earned a long round of applause from the audience following its premiere screening at the Cultural Center of the Philippines. Santos said the immediate viewers’ reception made all her hard work worth it. “Doon ko na-realize na […]

07.08.2013 · Filled under: Filipino Stars, Film ·
Pantech reveals fingerprint-scanning smartphone

Pantech reveals fingerprint-scanning smartphone

(Relaxnews) – Designed to take full advantage of South Korea’s superfast LTE-A network, which offers mobile internet connection speeds well in advance of anything that existing LTE and 4G networks in other parts of the world have to offer, the Pantech Vega LTE-A looks to have beaten the rumored next iPhone to the punch by […]

07.08.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Marilyn Monroe hoped to marry JFK: book

Marilyn Monroe hoped to marry JFK: book

(LOS ANGELES, California-AFP) – Marilyn Monroe, who notoriously had an affair with John F. Kennedy, apparently believed she was going to marry the president, even phoning the White House to tell his wife. The story, reported in a new book out Tuesday by journalist Christopher Andersen, asserts that Jackie Kennedy even told Monroe that the […]

07.08.2013 · Filled under: Books, Hollywood Stars ·
Canadian park designated world’s largest Dark Sky Preserve

Canadian park designated world’s largest Dark Sky Preserve

(Relaxnews) – A sprawling park in northern Canada has become the world’s largest Dark Sky Preserve, a designation that protects the area’s nighttime ecology and will allow visitors to continue experiencing the northern lights. Last week, Wood Buffalo National Park which straddles northeastern Alberta and the Northwest Territories, was given the distinction by the Royal […]

07.08.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Environment ·
Top of the seasonal pile: ‘A Hundred Summers,’ ‘Lexicon,’ more

Top of the seasonal pile: ‘A Hundred Summers,’ ‘Lexicon,’ more

(Relaxnews) – The top seven summer books as voted for by Goodreads members include 1930s period romance “A Hundred Summers” and mind-control conspiracy “Lexicon.” Pick of the Goodreads’ hive-mind, these seven stories have scooped great critical reviews and remain above the reading community’s 4 star rating watermark. Follow-up to debut novel “Overseas,” Beatriz Williams’s Rhode […]

07.08.2013 · Filled under: Books, Destinations ·
How to maximize the cancer-fighting properties of broccoli

How to maximize the cancer-fighting properties of broccoli

(Relaxnews) – If you want the full health benefits of broccoli, bypass the freezer aisle, as new research suggests that the frozen variety lacks the cancer-fighting properties the vegetable is known for. While busy families often reach for bags of frozen broccoli for the convenience factor, a team of US scientists has found that blanching […]

07.08.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
‘Mission: Impossible 5′: Tom Cruise and Christopher McQuarrie team up once again

‘Mission: Impossible 5′: Tom Cruise and Christopher McQuarrie team up once again

(Relaxnews) – Christopher McQuarrie will direct the fifth episode of the “Mission: Impossible” series, Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions have revealed. “Mission: Impossible 5″ will see Christopher McQuarrie and Tom Cruise working together once more, after their collaboration last year on “Jack Reacher,” a violent thriller that earned critical acclaim, based on a book by […]

06.08.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars ·
New image: Robert Pattinson for Dior

New image: Robert Pattinson for Dior

(Relaxnews) – Suspense is mounting around the new Dior campaign, with pictures of “Twilight” heartthrob Robert Pattison being revealed one by one. Fans will still have to wait a few more weeks before the video by Romain Gavras is released but they have one more image to contemplate — the third. Robert Pattinson seems to […]

06.08.2013 · Filled under: Hollywood Stars, Online, Photos ·
Six tips for dating online

Six tips for dating online

(Relaxnews) – Thinking of trying online dating? If so, you’re in good company. According to Online Dating Magazine, 20 percent of Americans have gone out on a date with someone they met online, while more than 280,000 marry someone they met online every year. In the UK a reported one in five relationships start online. […]

06.08.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Health & Fitness, Online ·
BlackBerry planning another exclusive Porsche handset

BlackBerry planning another exclusive Porsche handset

(Relaxnews) – The phone maker is once again teaming up with the German carmaker’s design studio to create a premium smartphone. Based on the current Z10 full touch-screen handset, the device, expected to be called the P9982 when it launches sometime next year, has undergone the full Porsche Design treatment That means a subtle angular […]

06.08.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Online, Science & Technology ·
New campaign for Marilyn Monroe, eternal beauty icon

New campaign for Marilyn Monroe, eternal beauty icon

(Relaxnews) – Over 50 years after her death on August 5, 1962, Marilyn Monroe is still an inspiration for the worlds of beauty and fashion. The American brand Sexy Hair last week selected the Hollywood superstar to be the face of its next ad campaign. Fifty-one years after the death of the American singer and […]

06.08.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Hollywood Stars ·
Power and magnetism at the heart of new Dolce & Gabbana fragrance

Power and magnetism at the heart of new Dolce & Gabbana fragrance

(Relaxnews) – Nearly one year after the unveiling of its Pour Femme fragrance for women, the Italian design house has presented an eau de parfum with a bolder, more potent punch. Dolce & Gabbana’s Intense will arrive in stores this fall. The new fragrance is a unique harmony of neroli, green tangerine, orange blossom and […]

06.08.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
Major automakers plan major global debuts at LA Auto Show

Major automakers plan major global debuts at LA Auto Show

(Relaxnews) – BMW, Mini, Mercedes-Benz, VW, Chevrolet and Honda have all confirmed new vehicle launches at November’s west coast US automotive showcase. It may be more than four months away but the LA Auto Show is already shaping up as one of the most important events in the automotive calendar. As well as a special […]

06.08.2013 · Filled under: Motoring ·