Miss Philippines USA 2013 is all set for Aug. 18

Miss Philippines USA 2013 is all set for Aug. 18

Glendale, Ca-  The tradition continues! Miss Philippines USA 2013 is officially locked and loaded. Coronation night is on Sunday, August 18 at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, in La Mirada, California. Last year’s pageant was sold out with more than 1200 attendees. It is anticipated that this year’s pageant will duplicate the number of attendees and […]

07.06.2013 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Bacon gift sets hottest Father’s Day idea this year

Bacon gift sets hottest Father’s Day idea this year

(Relaxnews) – A pork lover’s gift set that includes a full pack of bacon, a money clip for the man who ‘brings it home’ and cuff links shaped like bacon strips have become some of this season’s hottest Father’s Day gift ideas. It’s a clever marketing campaign launched to coincide with Father’s Day next week by American […]

07.06.2013 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Offbeat, Videos ·
Qatar Rail grants Doha Metro contracts worth $8.2 bn

Qatar Rail grants Doha Metro contracts worth $8.2 bn

(DOHA-AFP) – Qatar Rail has awarded four contracts to design and build railway lines worth $8.2 billion in the first phase of construction for the Doha Metro, a newspaper reported on Thursday. “These four D&B contracts for the first phase of Qatar’s ambitious metro rail include Red Line North, Red Line South, Green Line and […]

07.06.2013 · Filled under: Destinations ·
Health and fitness agenda: Wanderlust, Mind Over Madness

Health and fitness agenda: Wanderlust, Mind Over Madness

Relaxnews) – Coming up, Vermont ramps up for its annual yoga and music festival, Wanderlust, while New Yorkers seek yogic tranquility in one of the busiest places on earth, Times Square. Wanderlust June 21-24 Bondville, Vermont, USA This popular annual festival is all about yoga, music, and nature. Days are for downward dogs with 40+ […]

07.06.2013 · Filled under: Happenings, Health & Fitness ·
‘Little Prince’ voice cast to star Jeff Bridges, Marion Cotillard and James Franco

‘Little Prince’ voice cast to star Jeff Bridges, Marion Cotillard and James Franco

(Relaxnews) – Rachel McAdams, Benicio del Toro and Paul Giamatti have likewise all signed up to lend their voices to an upcoming animated adaptation of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s children’s classic, reports The Hollywood Reporter. First announced four years ago, the project, financed by Onyx Films, is now finally being fleshed out with the choice of […]

07.06.2013 · Filled under: Books, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Trailer: Liam Hemsworth caught between Harrison Ford and Gary Oldman in “Paranoia”

Trailer: Liam Hemsworth caught between Harrison Ford and Gary Oldman in “Paranoia”

Relaxnews) – A tense trailer is now out to promote this corporate espionage thriller inspired by Joseph Finder’s bestseller. The sneak peek on Yahoo!Movies follows an ambitious young man caught in a web of influence and industrial espionage spun by two rival telecom moguls. Helmed by Robert Luketic, “Paranoia” stars Liam Hemsworth, who played a pivotal part […]

07.06.2013 · Filled under: Books, Film, Hollywood Stars, Videos ·
Watch: final trailer for ‘Man of Steel’

Watch: final trailer for ‘Man of Steel’

(Relaxnews) – A new trailer has been released for the latest Superman movie, showing action scenes and summing up Kal-El’s life, from arriving on Earth as a baby to becoming Superman. In addition to Henry Cavill as the superhero, the trailer shows Russell Crowe as his father, Michael Shannon as evil general Zod, and Amy […]

07.06.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars, Videos ·
‘May We Be Forgiven’ wins Women’s Prize for Fiction

‘May We Be Forgiven’ wins Women’s Prize for Fiction

(Relaxnews) – US author A.M. Homes has won the Women’s Prize for Fiction (formerly the Orange Prize), beating favorite “Bring Up the Bodies” by Hilary Mantel. “To pick one book from the wealth of talent on show would make the strongest heart quail,” said judges chair Miranda Richardson of the panel’s task, congratulating each of […]

06.06.2013 · Filled under: Books, Film, Hollywood Stars, Videos ·
Hermès releases new travel spray bottles for its fragrances

Hermès releases new travel spray bottles for its fragrances

(Relaxnews) – As you pack your bag for your next vacation you might well be wondering how to add an extra splash of luxury to your suitcase. If so, you’ll be happy to hear that Hermès has added four new colorful options (‘bleu galice’ blue, ‘rose crevette’, ‘vert canopée’ green and ‘jaune soufre’ yellow) to its line […]

06.06.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
Carey Mulligan favorite to play Hillary Clinton in biopic

Carey Mulligan favorite to play Hillary Clinton in biopic

(Relaxnews) – The odds are on English actress Carey Mulligan to land the lead in “Rodham,” a biopic about Hillary Clinton’s early years in politics. At 28, Carey Mulligan is ahead of Amanda Seyfried and even Scarlett Johansson in the running for the role of the heroine in this independent political drama. Mulligan, who debuted […]

06.06.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars ·
How Americans will be spending their summer holidays this year

How Americans will be spending their summer holidays this year

(Relaxnews) – When it comes to vacation planning, holidaymakers in the US said their top priority is to immerse themselves in the local culture, followed by shopping and feasting on local cuisine. Those are among some of the findings in the latest “American Express Spending & Saving Tracker” report, released this week, which likewise found […]

06.06.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Online ·
Philippines starts preparations for hosting of World Economic Forum on East Asia next year

Philippines starts preparations for hosting of World Economic Forum on East Asia next year

NAY PYI TAW, Myanmar) The Philippines has started its preparations for next year’s World Economic Forum (WEF) on East Asia, a government official said Thursday. President Aquino, who is expected to arrive here Friday morning, is attending the closing plenary of the 22nd WEF East Asia Summit to personally invite the delegates of WEF to the Philippines next […]

06.06.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Invitation to The Mango Bride Reading and Reception on June 27, 6:30 pm

Invitation to The Mango Bride Reading and Reception on June 27, 6:30 pm

You are cordially invited to a reading and reception of The Mango Bride with author Marivi Soliven, Grand Prize Winner – 2011 Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature, at the Romulo Hall of the Philippine Embassy onJune 27, 2013 at 6:30 p.m.  The event is free and open to the public.  Please RSVP to marivi_blanco@yahoo.com. About the Author […]

06.06.2013 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Brazil wants to be among top tourist destinations by 2022

Brazil wants to be among top tourist destinations by 2022

(Relaxnews) – Brazil has released details on ambitious plans to make the country top of mind among travelers and turn it into the third biggest tourism economy in the world by 2022. Already, the country projects strong year-over-year growth in the number of foreign visitors it receives. International arrivals, for instance, are expected to spike […]

06.06.2013 · Filled under: Destinations ·
Exposé reveals that Kim Jong-il loved French cognac and Big Macs

Exposé reveals that Kim Jong-il loved French cognac and Big Macs

(Relaxnews) – A riveting interview with the personal chef of North Korea’s late leader Kim Jong-il reveals fascinating details about the dictator’s extravagant — and expensive — taste for French cognac, Iranian caviar, and McDonald’s Big Macs. Penned by American Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Adam Johnson for GQ magazine, the lengthy piece has drawn attention around […]

06.06.2013 · Filled under: Books, Food & Dining ·
Bungie promises ‘Destiny’ gameplay at Sony E3 briefing

Bungie promises ‘Destiny’ gameplay at Sony E3 briefing

(Relaxnews) – Ex-”Halo” studio Bungie has drawn a line in the sand: gameplay from new title “Destiny” will be shown at the June 10 Sony E3 2013 press conference, moving away from the studio’s customary home at the Xbox Media Briefing earlier in the day. Prior to the “Halo” series, Bungie developed the “Marathon” trilogy, […]

06.06.2013 · Filled under: Games ·
US drops plan to allow pocket knives on flights

US drops plan to allow pocket knives on flights

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – The US Transportation Security Administration (TSA), bowing to a chorus of outrage led by flight attendants, abandoned Wednesday its plan to allow pocket knives in carry-on baggage. In a statement, the TSA said it would “continue to enforce the current prohibited items list” that also includes golf clubs, lacrosse sticks, ski poles, billiard […]

06.06.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, U.S. News ·
Airlines offering ‘all-you-can-fly and pack’ subscription services

Airlines offering ‘all-you-can-fly and pack’ subscription services

(Relaxnews) – Subscription services for extra legroom, increased baggage allowance, and even ‘all-you-can-fly’ programs are making their debuts in the airline industry, in what could become the next trend in flying. Earlier this week United Airlines launched a new service that would allow subscribers to book seats which offer extra legroom at the front of […]

06.06.2013 · Filled under: Destinations ·
Kristen Stewart to play opposite Juliette Binoche in ‘Sils Maria’

Kristen Stewart to play opposite Juliette Binoche in ‘Sils Maria’

(Relaxnews) – The “Twilight” star will join the cast of “Sils Maria,” a new film by French director Olivier Assayas, according to Deadline.com. Kristen Stewart will be taking Mia Wasikowska’s place in this arthouse drama about the passage of time. She’ll be playing an assistant to a veteran stage actress (Juliette Binoche), who is tormented […]

06.06.2013 · Filled under: Hollywood Stars ·
Miss World axes bikinis for Muslim Indonesia

Miss World axes bikinis for Muslim Indonesia

(JAKARTA-AFP) – Contestants at this year’s Miss World beauty pageant will not wear bikinis in the parade in a bid to avoid causing offence in Muslim-majority Indonesia, organisers confirmed Wednesday. The 137 women taking part in the September contest will swap bikinis for more conservative attire, such as traditional sarongs, for the beach fashion section. […]

06.06.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, World News ·