Message from Ambassador Cuisia on the ACGTDT

Message from Ambassador Cuisia on the ACGTDT

Dear Kababayan, Magandang araw po sa inyong lahat! I wish to make a final appeal to parties who may be interested in taking part in the 8th Ambassadors, Consuls General and Tourism Directors Tour (ACGTDT).  In this Tour, I will lead a group of Filipinos and Americans to the Philippines from July 9 to 12, […]

20.06.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
World’s largest all-solar-powered boat shines in NYC

World’s largest all-solar-powered boat shines in NYC

(NEW YORK-AFP) – The world’s largest fully solar-powered boat, “Turanor PlanetSolar,” docked in New York on Tuesday during a mission to study the effects of climate change on the Gulf Stream current. Sponsored in part by the Swiss government, the 35-meter (115-foot) catamaran is crowned with solar panels that retract in port but open like […]

20.06.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Environment, Science & Technology ·
The best flight attendants are from Asia

The best flight attendants are from Asia

(Relaxnews) – The friendliest, most helpful and efficient flight attendants in the world are predominantly found on Asian airlines. That’s according to flyers across 160 countries who completed 18 million customer satisfaction surveys which asked respondents to rate their favorite airline cabin crew. Topping Skytrax World Airline Awards category of best cabin staff: Hong Kong’s […]

20.06.2013 · Filled under: Asian News, Destinations ·
Liv Tyler to join Justin Theroux in HBO series ‘The Leftovers’

Liv Tyler to join Justin Theroux in HBO series ‘The Leftovers’

(Relaxnews) – For her first-ever role on TV, US actress Liv Tyler has picked “The Leftovers,” with its mysterious storyline by “Lost” co-creator Damon Lindelof. The series, currently being developed for HBO, revolves around the remaining residents of a small town called Mapleton devastated by the sudden and inexplicable disappearance (referred to as “the Rapture,” […]

20.06.2013 · Filled under: Books, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Next ‘Jurassic Park’ to release a year later than planned

Next ‘Jurassic Park’ to release a year later than planned

(Relaxnews) – Moviegoers will have to wait until 2015 to see the fourth entry in the “Jurassic Park” series, reports Variety. It now turns out that “Jurassic Park IV,” initially slated for release in June 2014, won’t be coming out until the year after for scheduling reasons. The young director, Colin Trevorrow (“Safety Not Guaranteed”), […]

20.06.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars ·
‘Nowhere Boy’ director to make ’50 Shades’ film

‘Nowhere Boy’ director to make ’50 Shades’ film

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – British director Sam Taylor-Johnson will direct a movie version of erotic best-seller “Fifty Shades of Grey,” the studios behind the project announced Wednesday. Taylor-Johnson, who was nominated for a BAFTA for 2009′s “Nowhere Boy” about John Lennon, will make the film for Universal Pictures and Focus Features, based on a screenplay by […]

20.06.2013 · Filled under: Books, Film, International Stars ·
‘Letters to Jackie’ opens US documentary film festival

‘Letters to Jackie’ opens US documentary film festival

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – One of America’s premier documentary film festivals got underway late Wednesday with a fresh look back on the life and times of John F. Kennedy based on moving condolence messages to his widow. “Letters to Jackie: Remembering President Kennedy” marries archival footage with poignant words of sympathy from the 800,000 letters sent to […]

20.06.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Adam Levine unveils fragrance video

Adam Levine unveils fragrance video

(Relaxnews) – The Maroon 5 frontman is releasing two new scents for men and women. Back in 2011, Levine famously tweeted that he would “like to put an official ban on celebrity fragrances. Punishable by death from this point forward.” A video released last night by People magazine shows the “Voice” judge and Grammy award-winning singer Adam […]

20.06.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Film, International Stars, Videos ·
Facebook adds video sharing to Instagram

Facebook adds video sharing to Instagram

(MENLO PARK, California-AFP) – Facebook announced Thursday that it will add smartphone video-sharing to its Instagram photo-based social network, in a move that challenges Twitter’s popular Vine service. “We need to do to video what we did to photos,” Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom said while unveiling Video On Instagram at a press event at Facebook’s […]

20.06.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Online, Science & Technology ·
Whitney Pozgay creates ‘petite’ collection for Anthropologie

Whitney Pozgay creates ‘petite’ collection for Anthropologie

(Relaxnews) – The WHIT designer has created a new ‘Made in Kind’ collection for smaller women in collaboration with Anthropologie. All those petite ladies who groaned at last month’s news that American model Karlie Kloss has worked on a denim capsule collection (with Frame Denim) for women who “struggle” with their long legs, will be happy to know […]

19.06.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Videos ·
Teaser: ‘The Lego Movie’ targets all ages

Teaser: ‘The Lego Movie’ targets all ages

(Relaxnews) – The first teaser for the next Warner Bros. animated comedy is revealed — “The Lego Movie” will be entirely dedicated to the famous Danish bricks. This two-minute teaser reveals a movie made to please all ages with a highly referential humor created by Chris Miller and Phil Lord, the producing duo behind “Cloudy […]

19.06.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars, Videos ·
Luis Manzano speaks up on political plans

Luis Manzano speaks up on political plans

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — Actor Luis Manzano believes he has “enough” qualifications to be a public servant like his mother Batangas governor Vilma Santos. “Me? I am worth enough,” Manzano said, adding that he is open to the possibility of entering politics in the future. “If politics truly opens its door para sa akin then that’s […]

19.06.2013 · Filled under: Filipino Stars ·
Moscow to transform eyesore into $300 million park

Moscow to transform eyesore into $300 million park

(MOSCOW-AFP) – A vast wasteland close to St Basil’s Cathedral and Red Square that once housed a giant Soviet hotel is set to become a landscaped park, Moscow officials said Tuesday as they revealed details of a 10 billion-ruble ($312 million) regeneration plan. Hidden behind hoardings, the desolate expanse of bushes, tangled metal and concrete […]

19.06.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, World News ·
Study finds weak brain connections in autistic children

Study finds weak brain connections in autistic children

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Some children with autism have weak brain connections in regions that link speech with emotional rewards, possibly signaling a new pathway in treatment, researchers said Monday. The study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences is the first to suggest that the reason why children with autism display an insensitivity to […]

19.06.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Mercedes-Benz goes fashion mad

Mercedes-Benz goes fashion mad

(Relaxnews) – The German automobile brand has teamed up with super-stylist Carine Roitfeld on a new car camapign, and has also worked with London menswear designers Spencer Hart on a new shooting brake model. Mercedes has released a new film titled “Vision in Motion” shot by photographers Max von Gumppenberg and Patrick Bienert and styled by Carine […]

19.06.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Film, Motoring, Videos ·
Hirsuite portrait chosen for ‘Steve Jobs’ paperback

Hirsuite portrait chosen for ‘Steve Jobs’ paperback

(Relaxnews) – It’s not the iconic portrait of a turtle-necked, close-cropped, bearded Steve Jobs that adorns the cover of Walter Isaacson’s paperback biography. Steve With Hair is a look we’ll all know by the time Simon & Schuster’s mass market edition hits the shelves this September. That’s thanks in part to the Ashton Kutcher biopic […]

19.06.2013 · Filled under: Books, Hollywood Stars ·
Boeing launches new Dreamliner with over 100 orders

Boeing launches new Dreamliner with over 100 orders

(LE BOURGET, France-AFP) – Boeing launched a bigger version of its next-generation 787 Dreamliner at the Paris Air Show on Tuesday with more than 100 orders from airlines and leasing groups around the world. “Boeing today officially launches the 787-10,” Boeing head Jim McNerney told reporters, with commitments to buy the new aircraft from United […]

19.06.2013 · Filled under: Destinations ·
Dingdong Dantes hits career ‘crossroads’

Dingdong Dantes hits career ‘crossroads’

Dingdong Dantes said he is praying for discernment in relation to his next big career move, amid speculations that he is set to switch networks. The 32-year-old actor, who is a prized leading man of GMA-7, said he is considering several factors in deciding which path to take as he faces a “crossroad” in his […]

18.06.2013 · Filled under: Filipino Stars ·
Jennifer Lopez to star in Chilean miners movie

Jennifer Lopez to star in Chilean miners movie

(Relaxnews) – Actress and singer Jennifer Lopez will team up with Antonio Banderas and Martin Sheen, her co-stars in 2006′s “Bordertown,” for “The 33″, a movie about one of the most reported-on events of 2010, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Jennifer Lopez will star in this movie by the Mexican-American producer Patricia Riggen (“La misma […]

18.06.2013 · Filled under: Hollywood Stars ·
Microsoft BUILD rumor roundup

Microsoft BUILD rumor roundup

(Relaxnews) – A rundown of the rumors surrounding Microsoft BUILD 2013, the software company’s annual developers’ conference which is scheduled to start on June 26 in San Francisco. This year’s event comes hot on the heals of the World Wide Developers Conference, Apple’s own equivalent, which came to a close on Saturday and which was […]

18.06.2013 · Filled under: Games, Online, Science & Technology ·