4th of July fireworks show at the Rose Bowl

4th of July fireworks show at the Rose Bowl

Set to be the largest and best fireworks display in Southern California, a 30-minute production will light-up the night sky at Americafest: the 87th Annual 4th of July Celebration at the Rose Bowl.  The show will be produced and choreographed by PyroSpectaculars by Souza, the company that produced the fireworks shows at the Centennial Celebration […]

03.07.2013 · Filled under: 4th of July, Happenings ·
KC credits Juday for kontrabida turn

KC credits Juday for kontrabida turn

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — Actress KC Concepcion is thankful to actress Judy Ann Santos for pushing her in her bida-kontrabida role in ABS-CBN’s hit series “Huwag Ka Lang Mawawala” with Sam Milby. “Ang best advice na ibinigay niya sa akin ay i-try ko itong bida-kontrabida na ito. Parang siya ‘yung nagbigay sa akin ng extra push […]

03.07.2013 · Filled under: Filipino Stars ·
Is Sony getting ready to launch the world’s first UHD smartphone?

Is Sony getting ready to launch the world’s first UHD smartphone?

(Relaxnews) - The latest leaked images and specifications suggest that Sony’s new handset in question is a new flagship device that will be capable of shooting video and a scarcely believable 4,000 x 2,000 pixel resolution. The phone in question, codenamed the “Honami” (but most likely to be called the Xperia Z when it launches) is believed […]

03.07.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Online, Science & Technology ·
GM, Honda partner on fuel cell vehicle development

GM, Honda partner on fuel cell vehicle development

(CHICAGO-AFP) – General Motors and Honda will combine forces to develop hydrogen fuel cell vehicles in the hopes of delivering them to customers by around 2020, the US and Japanese automakers said Tuesday. The partnership is aimed at solving the two biggest problems facing the commercial feasibility of fuel cells: high cost and lack of […]

03.07.2013 · Filled under: Motoring, Science & Technology ·
Fried fish meal crowned ‘worst’ in America

Fried fish meal crowned ‘worst’ in America

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – A batter-laden fried fish dish packs two weeks worth of harmful trans fat in a single serving and was named worst restaurant meal in America Tuesday by a US consumer advocacy group. The Big Catch meal, sold at the fast food chain Long John Silver’s, contains 33 grams of trans fat and 3,700 […]

03.07.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
New York cracks down on teen drivers who text

New York cracks down on teen drivers who text

(NEW YORK CITY-AFP) – New York has introduced stiff new penalties for teenagers who send text messages while driving, saying the measures are necessary to tackle a “deadly” problem. Under a law signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo, drivers under the age of 18 will have their licenses suspended for a first offense of sending SMS […]

03.07.2013 · Filled under: Home & Garden, Motoring ·
How long-term couples handle conflict: they ignore it

How long-term couples handle conflict: they ignore it

(Relaxnews) – For long-term couples, a new US study reveals the most common strategy for handling conflicts: just change the subject. Researchers from San Francisco State University followed 127 middle-aged and older long-term married couples over a period of 13 years, keeping tabs on how they managed conflicts on everything from housework to finances. Researchers […]

03.07.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
President Aquino leads oath-taking rites of adminisration lawmakers in Malacanang

President Aquino leads oath-taking rites of adminisration lawmakers in Malacanang

MANILA, June 28 (Mabuhay) — President Benigno S. Aquino III led in Malacanang on Thursday the oathtaking of 82 administration lawmakers who won during the May 13 midterm election. The four senators-elect who took their oath include Alan Peter Cayetano, Antonio Trillanes IV, Benigno “Bam” Aquino IV and Cynthia Villar. The Liberal Party representatives who […]

02.07.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Strong comeback for ‘Dexter,’ record start for ‘Ray Donovan’

Strong comeback for ‘Dexter,’ record start for ‘Ray Donovan’

(Relaxnews) – The Showtime series earned its third-highest number of viewers for the premiere of its eighth and last season on Sunday, June 10. A new schedule did not disturb Miami’s famous serial killer. Broadcast in the summer instead of the fall, “Dexter” hit the 2.5 million viewers, its best start since its creation in […]

02.07.2013 · Filled under: Hollywood Stars ·
Twitter index: Gettysburg anniversary marked

Twitter index: Gettysburg anniversary marked

(Relaxnews) – On Tuesday, July 2, Twitter users are marking the 150th anniversary of the battle of Gettysburg. Fought over July 1-3, 1863, near the town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, the battle of Gettysburg is widely considered a turning point in the American Civil War. The battle saw the forces of the Union, or North, under […]

02.07.2013 · Filled under: International Stars, Music, Online ·
Chanel casts off crumbling old world at Paris fashion

Chanel casts off crumbling old world at Paris fashion

(PARIS-AFP) – Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld on Monday conjured up his vision of the future in a dilapidated life-size theatre where the curtain rose to reveal the gleaming skyline of an imaginary city and a modernist couture collection. At a time when couture houses are increasingly looking to Asia, in particular China where they are […]

Study probes best method to get your kids to eat more veggies

Study probes best method to get your kids to eat more veggies

(Relaxnews) – What’s the best way to get your kid to eat more vegetables? Smother the broccoli in sauce, cut cucumbers into fun shapes, or ban dessert until they’ve eaten their spinach? A new study reveals what could be the best approach — simply teach them about nutrition. Scientists from Stanford University in the US […]

02.07.2013 · Filled under: Books, Health & Fitness ·
Saveur magazine sets sail on Spanish-themed food cruise

Saveur magazine sets sail on Spanish-themed food cruise

(Relaxnews) – Gourmet food magazine Saveur has partnered with a cruise line to offer an epicurean-focused voyage on the high seas that will focus on regional Spanish cuisine. Windstar Cruises, which specializes in yacht-style cruising, will be offering an eight-day tour that takes guests on a culinary tour of Spain’s southern coast. Hosted by a […]

Outshine the Fireworks this July 4th with Sparkling Sweets

Outshine the Fireworks this July 4th with Sparkling Sweets

Cool Watermelon Cheesecake Sweet Sliders Red, White and Blue Treat Pops (Family Features) Fireworks don’t have to be the only party element that makes guests ooh and ah during July 4th festivities. With colorful sweets that sparkle and a themed tablescape exploding with red, white and blue, your party is sure to be the best […]

02.07.2013 · Filled under: 4th of July, Free Recipes ·
Meat-Free Favorites : Vegan nachos

Meat-Free Favorites : Vegan nachos

By Elena Johnson My vegan nachos are a quick and easy recipe great for serving a crowd. They can be tailored to individual tastes by adding more vegetables – like jalapeños, chopped onion, or corn – or by adding vegan cheese (such as Daiya Pepperjack Style Shreds). These ingredients can also be wrapped in tortillas […]

02.07.2013 · Filled under: 4th of July, Free Recipes ·
29th Philippine Cultural Arts Festival in Balboa Park San Diego to be held on August 10 and 11, 2013

29th Philippine Cultural Arts Festival in Balboa Park San Diego to be held on August 10 and 11, 2013

The 29th Philippine Cultural Arts Festival will be held on August 10 and 11, 2013, Saturday and Sunday, in Balboa Park at the corner of Park Boulevard and Presidents Way, San Diego, California. A yearly production of the Samahan Filipino American Performing Arts & Education Center, the Festival runs from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm in both days. Admission is FREE.   Business entrepreneurs […]

02.07.2013 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Climbers flock to Mt. Fuji as season begins

Climbers flock to Mt. Fuji as season begins

(YAMANAKAKO, Japan-AFP) – Hordes of trekkers flocked to Mount Fuji Monday at the start of a two-month climbing season, after it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in recognition of its status as a symbol of Japan. Hundreds of hikers began their ascent of the 3,776-metre (12,389-feet) peak before dawn in a bid to […]

02.07.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Environment, Sports & Recreation ·
Christian Dior unveils multicultural collection

Christian Dior unveils multicultural collection

(PARIS-AFP) – Christian Dior artistic director Raf Simons on Monday unveiled a collection full of multicultural influences, in what the designer acknowledged was a step away from Dior’s exclusively French sense of itself. Hollywood actress Jennifer Lawrence, who famously tripped on a Dior gown as she collected her Oscar, joined big names from Asia such […]

02.07.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Hollywood Stars ·
Live out astronaut fantasies at new Space Shuttle Atlantis attraction

Live out astronaut fantasies at new Space Shuttle Atlantis attraction

(Relaxnews) – After blasting off into space for 33 missions, the Space Shuttle Atlantis will spend its retirement days serving as a tourist attraction for budding astronauts and space buffs at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Wannabe astronauts can live out their fantasies at the newly revamped Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, which has undergone […]

02.07.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Science & Technology ·
Art lovers can now visit New York’s Met every day

Art lovers can now visit New York’s Met every day

(NEW YORK-AFP) – Art lovers can now visit New York’s famed Metropolitan museum every day of the week after the management dropped a policy of being closed on Mondays. The Met, which welcomed a record-breaking 6.28 million visitors last year, had closed its doors on Mondays for more than 40 years. “Art is a 7-day-a-week […]

02.07.2013 · Filled under: Destinations ·