US fashion photographer Bert Stern dead at 83

US fashion photographer Bert Stern dead at 83

(NEW YORK-AFP) – US fashion photographer Bert Stern, famous for his photos of Marilyn Monroe taken six weeks before her death, has died in New York, his partner told AFP on Thursday. He was 83. “Bert Stern passed yesterday, Wednesday,” Shannah Laumeister said in a brief email. During a career of more than 50 years, […]

28.06.2013 · Filled under: Art, Beauty & Style, Books, Hollywood Stars, U.S. News ·
Cycling: The Tour de France jerseys

Cycling: The Tour de France jerseys

(PARIS-AFP) – A list of the Tour de France jerseys and how they are won in the race, to be held June 29-July 21: Yellow jersey (general classification) Regarded as the symbol of the world’s biggest bike race, the yellow jersey, or ‘maillot jaune’ is also the most prestigious. At the end of the race […]

28.06.2013 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation ·
Ability to throw was key evolutionary step: study

Ability to throw was key evolutionary step: study

(PARIS-AFP) – The shoulder may have been one of mankind’s greatest evolutionary successes, allowing us to kill prey by hurling spears or rocks, a study said on Wednesday. Focusing on a relatively underappreciated part of the anatomy, scientists said the shoulder was the key part of a throwing mechanism that evolved about two million years […]

28.06.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·
Japan OKs world’s first iPS stemcell clinical trial

Japan OKs world’s first iPS stemcell clinical trial

(TOKYO-AFP) – Japan has given the green light to the world’s first clinical trial using stem cells harvested from a patient’s own body, officials said Thursday, testing a treatment that may offer hope to millions of people robbed of their sight. A government committee approved proposals for tests aimed at treating age-related macular degeneration (AMD), […]

28.06.2013 · Filled under: Asian News, Health & Fitness ·
Artist Jeff Koons creates limited-edition gift set for Dom Pérignon

Artist Jeff Koons creates limited-edition gift set for Dom Pérignon

(Relaxnews) – Dom Pérignon has struck a collaboration with contemporary American artist Jeff Koons to help the champagne house launch its Rosé Vintage 2003. Adapted from his existing life-sized version of “The Balloon Venus,” Koons created smaller replicas of the metallic magenta art pieces to house bottles of the pink bubbly and designed the labels. […]

28.06.2013 · Filled under: Art, Food & Dining ·
Get your Brit on with quintessential Wimbledon recipes

Get your Brit on with quintessential Wimbledon recipes

(Relaxnews) – With Wimbledon in full swing, here are a few recipe ideas for tennis fans looking for the full British epicurean experience. The beauty of these quintessentially Wimbledon foods? There’s no cooking required, just assembly. Strawberries and cream: For this dish, seek out farm-fresh, organic berries to get the best results, and splash on […]

28.06.2013 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Sports & Recreation ·
HiFiNC announces the 11th Annual Historic Filipinotown Festival and 5K Run

HiFiNC announces the 11th Annual Historic Filipinotown Festival and 5K Run

On August 4, 2013, Historic Filipinotown will be celebrating the 11th year of its proclamation by the Los Angeles City Council with a 5K Run and a festival at the Silverlake Medical Center grounds located at 1711 West Temple Street, Los Angeles, California. The festival will be brimming with plenty of life and fun with live music, authentic food […]

27.06.2013 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Lifestyle Network celebrates launch party Hollywood-style

Lifestyle Network celebrates launch party Hollywood-style

Star-studded event and show greet new Filipino destination channel in the U.S. for programs on self, home, food and travel REDWOOD CITY, CA, June 26, 2013 – The Legendary Park Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles – host to Hollywood’s elite in the 1920’s – became alive anew last weekend, turning into a dazzling modern tableau of […]

27.06.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Filipino Stars, Happenings, Hollywood Stars, Videos ·
Nation’s Braille Whiz Kids Compete in Unique Academic Competition

Nation’s Braille Whiz Kids Compete in Unique Academic Competition

(LOS ANGELES)– On Saturday, June 22, the top blind students from across the United States and Canada met in Los Angeles to put their knowledge of the braille code to the test in the only national academic competition for blind students in the country—The National Braille Challenge®. Sponsored by Braille Institute of America®, the competition serves to […]

27.06.2013 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Nike unveils gay pride sneaker

Nike unveils gay pride sneaker

(Relaxnews) – Nike has unveiled its latest line of rainbow-colored sneakers under its #BeTrue Free Run 5.0 line as a nod to gay pride and the LGBT community. Profits of the collection’s sales will go to the LGBT Sports Coalition, which has set the goal to end the practice of anti-LGBT discrimination in sport by 2016. Available only in […]

27.06.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Lifestyle, Sports & Recreation ·
Solenn Heussaff puts on new hat as composer

Solenn Heussaff puts on new hat as composer

Solenn Heussaff is adding “composer” to her long list of credentials as one of local showbiz’s most visible personalities. For her sophomore record set to be released in July under MCA Music, the 27-year-old model-singer said she composed songs for the first time. Heussaff said the first song she composed talks about “overconfident men,” while […]

27.06.2013 · Filled under: Filipino Stars, Music ·
Philippines first in Asia to destroy ivory tusks

Philippines first in Asia to destroy ivory tusks

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — The Philippines began destroying five tonnes of elephant tusks on Friday in a landmark event aimed at shedding its image as one of the world’s worst hotspots for illegal African ivory trading. The backhoe of a bulldozer began crushing hundreds of tusks in a wildlife bureau carpark, as the nation became the […]

27.06.2013 · Filled under: Environment, Philippine News ·
Ogie, Regine concert in Dubai cancelled

Ogie, Regine concert in Dubai cancelled

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — An upcoming concert of celebrity couple Ogie Alcasid and Regine Velasquez in Dubai has been cancelled. In her official Twitter account, Velasquez’s sister Cacai Mitra blamed the cancellations on the promoters of the Dubai show. “This is to inform everyone that the show Mr & Mrs A on July 5, 2013 in […]

27.06.2013 · Filled under: Filipino Stars, Music ·
Tableware colour influences food flavour, study

Tableware colour influences food flavour, study

(PARIS, France-AFP) – British hospitals use red trays in a programme to combat malnutrition, but may have chosen the worst possible colour, according to a study Wednesday linking the tinge of tableware to food enjoyment. Researchers from the University of Oxford contributed data to the growing body of evidence that the colour, size, weight and […]

27.06.2013 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Treaty to be signed giving blind better access to books

Treaty to be signed giving blind better access to books

(RABAT-AFP) – A long-awaited international treaty that would give hundreds of millions of blind and visually impaired people better access to books is to be signed Thursday, according to the organisers of a conference in Morocco. Hundreds of delegates from the World Intellectual Property Organization’s 186 member countries gathered in the central city of Marrakesh […]

27.06.2013 · Filled under: Books, Health & Fitness, International Stars, World News ·
First Repetto perfume to be released on July 1

First Repetto perfume to be released on July 1

(Relaxnews) – Announced at the end of 2011, the first fragrance by Repetto will be in stores on Monday, July 1. This precious scent is inspired by the movements, curves and elegance of ballerinas. After revealing its first ready-to-wear collection in 2012, the brand — originally specialized in ballet shoes — is releasing this fragrance […]

27.06.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
New designer drugs multiplying, testing authorities: UN

New designer drugs multiplying, testing authorities: UN

(VIENNA-AFP) – New drugs marketed as “legal highs” and “designer drugs” are emerging fast and in great numbers, and authorities are struggling to keep up, a new UN report warned Wednesday. So-called new psychoactive substances (NPS), often sold under harmless names like spice, bath salts or herbal incense, posed a serious health risk although they […]

27.06.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Doctor claims breakthrough in race for spinal ‘cure’

Doctor claims breakthrough in race for spinal ‘cure’

(HONG KONG-AFP) – A leading researcher into severe spinal cord injuries on Wednesday said trials for stem-cell therapy showed groundbreaking results in giving immobile patients the ability to walk again. After progress in a second round of tests using stem cells to regrow nerve fibres, the China Spinal Cord Injury Network (ChinaSCINet) has applied for […]

27.06.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Science & Technology ·
GQ magazine to open restaurant and bar in Dubai

GQ magazine to open restaurant and bar in Dubai

(Relaxnews) – Men’s lifestyle magazine GQ is poised to open a sleek new restaurant inside the world’s tallest hotel in in Dubai. After opening the Vogue Cafe at The Dubai Mall in May — likewise the largest shopping center in the world — Condé Nast International has set its sights on planting another flag at […]

27.06.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, International Stars ·