China to ban non-French ‘champagne’ copycats

China to ban non-French ‘champagne’ copycats

(BEIJING-AFP) – China has agreed to limit the “champagne” label to only wines produced in the French region bearing that name, with a trade group welcoming the move as a boost for the beverage in a fast-growing market. Sales of the wine are accelerating in the world’s second largest economy, from 50,000 bottles in 2001 […]

28.05.2013 · Filled under: Asian News, Food & Dining ·
Kate Upton appearing in next Victoria’s Secret catalog

Kate Upton appearing in next Victoria’s Secret catalog

(Relaxnews) – In a dramatic u-turn the American lingerie brand has reportedly hired Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Kate Upton to appear in the latest catalog. Kate Upton started her modeling career with catalog work for Victoria’s Secret, her curvier-than-the-average-model figure drawing plenty of fans and appearing on the cover of Vogue, Sports Illustrated and Carine […]

28.05.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
Cuisia Leads Economic Diplomacy Blitz in North Carolina, Virginia

Cuisia Leads Economic Diplomacy Blitz in North Carolina, Virginia

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Philippines continues to take advantage of its new status as an emerging tiger with by intensifying its economic diplomacy blitz in the United States to promote greater trade and investment. The focus of the latest economic diplomacy efforts were the states of North Carolina and Virginia, which were visited by Ambassador Jose L. […]

28.05.2013 · Filled under: Local News, Photos ·
Calcium supplements linked to a longer life

Calcium supplements linked to a longer life

(Relaxnews) – Taking a calcium supplement of up to 1,000 mg per day can help women live longer, according to a new study. “Our study found daily use of calcium supplements was associated with a lower risk of death among women,” said the study’s lead author, David Goltzman, MD, of McGill University in Montreal, Canada. […]

27.05.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Google+ trends: ‘Arrested Development’ returns

Google+ trends: ‘Arrested Development’ returns

(Relaxnews) – On Monday, May 27, Google+ users are discussing the return of the TV show “Arrested Development” and sharing gifs created on Google+ with one another. The popular TV show “Arrested Development” returned to screens on Sunday night seven years after it was cancelled by the Fox Network. The new series, which is available […]

27.05.2013 · Filled under: Hollywood Stars, Online ·
Food agenda: World Tea Expo

Food agenda: World Tea Expo

(Relaxnews) – Here’s a look at the major food-related events around the world. World Tea Expo June 7-9 Las Vegas, NV, USA With retail sales of premium tea projected to grow 50 percent by 2016, and coffee giant Starbucks making a major move in the premium tea last year, the 2013 edition of the World […]

27.05.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining ·
WHO voices deep concern over spread of SARS-like virus

WHO voices deep concern over spread of SARS-like virus

(GENEVA-AFP) – The World Health Organization voiced deep concern Thursday over the SARS-like virus that has killed 22 people in less than a year, saying it might potentially spread more widely between humans. “We have a high level of concern over the potential… for this virus to have sustainable person-to-person spread,” WHO deputy chief Keiji […]

27.05.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Cannes awards show global recognition for Asian cinema

Cannes awards show global recognition for Asian cinema

(CANNES-AFP) – A clutch of awards at the Cannes Film Festival has given global prominence to what insiders say is a bold era in Asian filmmaking, where China is emerging as a creative power. Directors from China, Japan, Singapore and Cambodia took to the stage at the Palais des Festivals where the world’s most prestigious […]

27.05.2013 · Filled under: Asian News, Film, International Stars ·
Spanish flamenco’s coming home… to India

Spanish flamenco’s coming home… to India

(MADRID, Spain-AFP) – Spain’s oldest flamenco festival will visit India in 2014, retracing the origins of the classic Spanish musical form, organisers said Wednesday. The Cante de las Minas festival plans its first overseas event in March in Jodhpur, in Rajasthan state — considered the home of the migrant gypsies from whom southern Spain’s flamenco […]

27.05.2013 · Filled under: Destinations ·
CAN I BORROW SOME MORE….

CAN I BORROW SOME MORE….

My client sat down and sighed deeply. He had a  plastic bag  which he emptied on the desk. Mostly unopened mail, you just knew who they were from. “I don’t know what to do”, he said. “I’ve tried to borrow money to pay off these debts, but the banks turned me down, even the payday […]

27.05.2013 · Filled under: Legal Matters ·
Southeast Asia in SoCal Events Calendar – Celebrate the 115th Philippine Independence

Southeast Asia in SoCal Events Calendar – Celebrate the 115th Philippine Independence

Saturday, June 1, 2013 Film: “Marilou Diaz Abaya: Filmmaker on a Voyage” (Philippines) 2:00 PM Silver Lake Library 2411 Glendale Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90039 Free and open to the public but RSVP requested to 310-514-9139 or lindanietes@philippineexpressionsbookshop.com   Documentary film about a prolific Filipina filmmaker by Mona Lisa Yuchengco.  Los Angeles premier. Film will be followed at 4:00 […]

27.05.2013 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Take a bow-wow: Blind poodle wins Cannes’ ‘Palm Dog’

Take a bow-wow: Blind poodle wins Cannes’ ‘Palm Dog’

(CANNES, France-AFP) – A white poodle that plays the part of a blind pet owned by Liberace in the flamboyant biopic “Behind the Candelabra” scooped glory on Friday by winning the Palm Dog for canine talent at the Cannes Film Festival. The pedigree pooch plays Baby Boy, whose sight problems bring a teenage dog trainer […]

25.05.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Five Ayurvedic spices to keep you cool this summer

Five Ayurvedic spices to keep you cool this summer

(Relaxnews) – The ancient healing art of Ayurveda is one of the hottest wellness trends this year, and you can sample some of the practice’s benefits right in your kitchen with spice therapy to keep your doshas, or biological energies, in balance. According to Ayurveda, summertime is the fire season, or pitta, which can require […]

25.05.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Jessica Sanchez and Apl.de.ap performed at the Time for Hope Gala

Jessica Sanchez and Apl.de.ap performed at the Time for Hope Gala

The Apl.De.Ap Foundation International and the This Time Foundation International hosted the Time for Hope Gala at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California on May 18, 2013.  The event was sponsored by the Honolulu Cookie Company, One Hope Wine, Red Ribbon, Sony and Tikkun Holistic Spa. Balita Media, Inc. was the official media […]

25.05.2013 · Filled under: Filipino Stars, Hollywood Stars ·
Anne Curtis “No Other Concert” is Adding 2nd show at Pechanga!

Anne Curtis “No Other Concert” is Adding 2nd show at Pechanga!

Pechanga Resorts & Casino celebrates the Filipino Independence Day by hosting Anne Curtis’“Annebisyosa” No Other Concert. The first stop of the concert series was held on January 28, 2012 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum, followed by the second concert on March 23, 2012 in Cebu, at the Waterfront Hotel and the third concert on May […]

24.05.2013 · Filled under: Filipino Stars, Happenings ·
Trip into space with DiCaprio costs $1.55m

Trip into space with DiCaprio costs $1.55m

(CANNES, France-AFP) – Leonardo DiCaprio is going to get closer to stars of a different kind as he heads into space aboard the Virgin Galactic, and a well-heeled bidder at the Cannes Film Festival has paid 1.2 million euros (1.5 million) to be his travel buddy. The Hollywood star’s sub-orbital trip was among 20 goodies […]

24.05.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Film, Hollywood Stars, Music ·
Cruise industry vows to protect passengers in new bill of rights

Cruise industry vows to protect passengers in new bill of rights

(Relaxnews) – The cruise industry has adopted a passenger bill of rights that promises, among other things, to provide a partial refund for voyages that are terminated early due to mechanical failures and allow cruisers to disembark a docked ship if essential provisions run out. Drawn up in the aftermath of the Carnival Triumph disaster […]

24.05.2013 · Filled under: Destinations ·
Chinese restaurant chain hopes to popularize hot pot in US

Chinese restaurant chain hopes to popularize hot pot in US

(Relaxnews) – A popular chain of hot pot restaurants from China is set to be exported to the US this fall in the hopes of popularizing the community style of eating among Western diners. According to a story in the Wall Street Journal, the first US outpost of Chinese restaurant chain Hai Di Lao will open […]

24.05.2013 · Filled under: Food & Dining ·
Football: Berlin to host 2015 Champions League final

Football: Berlin to host 2015 Champions League final

(LONDON-AFP) – Berlin’s Olympic Stadium will host the 2015 Champions League final, European football’s governing body UEFA announced on Thursday after a two-day meeting in London ahead of the 2013 final at Wembley on Saturday. It has also been decided the 2015 Europa League final will be held in Warsaw. Bayern Munich take on Bundesliga […]

24.05.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Sports & Recreation ·
J.Crew launches London pop-up store

J.Crew launches London pop-up store

(Relaxnews) – The preppy US retailer has opened a summer pop-up store in London and teamed up with the city’s famous fashion school, Central Saint Martins, for a series of projects. For its first foray in the city J.Crew is setting up a temporary shop in the Western Transit Shed in King’s Cross, London. Featuring the brand’s […]

24.05.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·