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 ·
Loewe and the Cruz sisters team up for handbag design

Loewe and the Cruz sisters team up for handbag design

(Relaxnews) – The Spanish luxury goods label has joined forces with sisters Penelope and Monica Cruz to design a new handbag, set to be unveiled in November. Academy Award-winning Spanish actress Penelope Cruz stars in a new Loewe advertising campaign shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggot on the roof of the Casino de Madrid in the […]

02.07.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Hollywood Stars ·
Staying up late can lead to weight gain: study

Staying up late can lead to weight gain: study

(Relaxnews) – A new study finds that staying up late — because of studying, working late, traveling, or just being a night owl — can lead to weight gain because people tend to crave junk food in the wee hours of the morning. Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania in the US found that subjects […]

02.07.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Nike reveals new soccer ball

Nike reveals new soccer ball

(Relaxnews) – Just as many soccer pros start pre-season training, Nike has unveiled the new ball that they’ll be kicking around. This season, England’s Premier League, Spain’s La Liga, Italy’s Serie A, and the Brazilian league will all be playing with the new Nike Incyte Ball, which the company claims is the most technologically advanced […]

02.07.2013 · Filled under: Online, Science & Technology, Sports & Recreation ·
Jimmy Choo launches fruity/floral flanker of flagship perfume

Jimmy Choo launches fruity/floral flanker of flagship perfume

(Relaxnews) – Jimmy Choo, famed for its ultra-high-end women’s shoes, has disclosed the details of its third fragrance, a limited-edition flanker of its very first perfume. Directly inspired by the luscious leathers of the brand’s collections, this new fruity/floral essence hits the market August 1. The limited-edition Exotic fragrance was developed by professional perfumers Olivier […]

02.07.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
In Asia, ancient writing collides with the digital age

In Asia, ancient writing collides with the digital age

(TOKYO-AFP) – As a schoolboy, Akihiro Matsumura spent hundreds of hours learning the intricate Chinese characters that make up a part of written Japanese. Now, the graduate student can rely on his smartphone, tablet and laptop to remember them for him. “Sometimes I don’t even bother to take notes in seminars. I just take out […]

01.07.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Art, Books, Destinations, Online, Science & Technology ·
Lessons at home and homework at school in US

Lessons at home and homework at school in US

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – When April Burton explains the intricacies of French grammar to her American classroom, the students are at home, in front of their computer or smartphone. As for the homework, they will do it the following day, at school, thanks to the “flipped” classrooms approach made possible thanks to new technologies that are transforming […]

01.07.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Armani to launch luxury chocolates for Ramadan

Armani to launch luxury chocolates for Ramadan

(Relaxnews) – Italian designer Giorgio Armani is set to launch a line of luxury chocolates especially for the Muslim holiday of Ramadan. The limited-edition boxes of chocolate pralines are alcohol-free and filled with dried fruits and honey, infused with saffron and cardamom, and decorated in emerald green sugar, reports gourmet food blog Fine Dining Lovers. Bonbons […]

01.07.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Destinations, Food & Dining, Online ·