International box office: record opening for ‘Iron Man 3′

International box office: record opening for ‘Iron Man 3′

(Relaxnews) – The Rentrak institute announced that the third installment of the Iron Man franchise generated a whopping $195.3M worldwide during its opening weekend. While North American fans will have to wait another week to see the film, the debut of “Iron Man 3″ (outside North America) ranks as the ninth biggest of all time, […]

29.04.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars ·
PH No Longer the Dark Horse of Asia

PH No Longer the Dark Horse of Asia

WASHINGTON, D.C.– The Philippines is no longer a dark horse in Asia, Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia told a prominent organization in Chicago as he urged its members to consider investing in a country that is now considered a new economic tiger. “With all the good news coming out of the Philippines lately, the country is […]

29.04.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
Clenching your hands into fists can boost memory: study

Clenching your hands into fists can boost memory: study

(Relaxnews) – A new study suggests that to boost your memory, simply clench your hands into fists. To help form memories, clench your right hand, and to recall the memory, clench your left hand, they said. Researchers divided 51 right-handed study participants into different groups and assigned them an activity involving memorizing and recalling 72 […]

29.04.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Health & Fitness ·
Exercising, even when you don’t want to, reduces stress: study

Exercising, even when you don’t want to, reduces stress: study

(Relaxnews) – A new US study finds that exercise can help reduce anxiety and depression, even when you don’t feel like working out. Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder found that being forced to exercise — for instance by a doctor or gym instructor — helps reduce stress, anxiety and depression just as well […]

29.04.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
New York to boast world’s biggest ice sports arena

New York to boast world’s biggest ice sports arena

(NEW YORK-AFP) – New York City plans to turn an abandoned armory into the world’s largest sports complex for ice skating and hockey. It is scheduled to be operational in 2017 and cost $275 million, which will come from private investors. The so-called Kingsbridge National Ice Center in the Bronx will have nine indoor rinks […]

29.04.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Sports & Recreation ·
Gay and lesbian travelers drop more money than straight folks: report

Gay and lesbian travelers drop more money than straight folks: report

(Relaxnews) – Gay and lesbian travelers spend an average of nearly 60 percent more on their travels than their straight counterparts. That’s one of the biggest findings out of a US survey by Community Marketing Inc. which specializes in the gay and lesbian consumer market. The results were released by travel trade show ITB Berlin. […]

28.04.2013 · Filled under: Destinations ·
Disney star Bella Thorne writing high school series ‘Autumn Falls’

Disney star Bella Thorne writing high school series ‘Autumn Falls’

(Relaxnews) – Due in the summer of 2014 is the first in a series of novels from 15-year-old Disney star Bella Thorne of the “Shake It Up” TV show. Co-written with Elise Allen, who assisted Hilary Duff with “Elixir,” “Devoted” and “True,” Thorne’s “Autumn Falls” follows a 14-year-old high schooler whose life takes an unexpected […]

28.04.2013 · Filled under: Books, Hollywood Stars ·
Computers will have emotional intelligence by 2029

Computers will have emotional intelligence by 2029

(Relaxnews) – Google’s director of engineering and futurist in chief claims the search giant is on its way to developing search engines that understand and interpret human logic and feelings. In an interview with Wired, Ray Kurzweil, whose mission at Google is “to develop natural language understanding,” explains that the company is making strides towards understanding […]

28.04.2013 · Filled under: Online, Science & Technology ·
Philippine Airlines in major route expansion

Philippine Airlines in major route expansion

(MANILA-AFP) – Philippine Airlines announced a major route expansion on Friday to better serve the army of Filipino expatriate workers in the Middle East. As well as Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates, PAL added new routes to Australia, China and Malaysia as the company pursues a $10 billion fleet overhaul that will […]

28.04.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Philippine News ·
Aquino, ASEAN leaders reaffirm commitment to preserve Southeast Asia as a nuclear weapon-free region

Aquino, ASEAN leaders reaffirm commitment to preserve Southeast Asia as a nuclear weapon-free region

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Brunei—President Benigno S. Aquino III and other Southeast Asian heads of states reaffirm their commitment to keep the region free from nuclear arms and other weapons of mass destruction. In a statement released at the end of the 22nd Association of Southeast Asian Nation (ASEAN) Summit here, Chairman Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah […]

28.04.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Philippine government confident the UN Arbitral Tribunal will vote that it has jurisdiction to hear the maritime issue between the Philippines and China

Philippine government confident the UN Arbitral Tribunal will vote that it has jurisdiction to hear the maritime issue between the Philippines and China

The Philippine government is confident that the five-member United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) Arbitral Tribunal will vote that it has jurisdiction to hear the territorial and maritime issue between the Philippines and the People’s Republic of China (PROC) when it convenes hopefully by July this year, Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert […]

28.04.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
DISCHARGING STUDENT LOANS OR TAXES IN BANKRUPTCY

DISCHARGING STUDENT LOANS OR TAXES IN BANKRUPTCY

For cases filed after October 7, 1998, Student Loans are only dischargeable if: 1. You can prove that having to repay it would impose an “undue hardship” on you (as defined below), OR, For cases filed PRIOR TO October 17, 2005, 2. If the PROGRAM under which your student loan is issued, insured, administered is […]

28.04.2013 · Filled under: Legal Matters ·
Cuisia Optimistic More US Investments to Come In

Cuisia Optimistic More US Investments to Come In

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Philippine Embassy is confident more investments from the United States will pour into the country following the visit to two key cities of a powerhouse business delegation that wants American and Filipino-American businessmen to seriously consider putting their money in the Philippines. In a statement, the Philippine Embassy reported the successful launching in […]

28.04.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
18,000 STUDENTS KICK UP THEIR HEELS ON THE MUSIC CENTER PLAZA  AT 43RD ANNUAL BLUE RIBBON CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL

18,000 STUDENTS KICK UP THEIR HEELS ON THE MUSIC CENTER PLAZA AT 43RD ANNUAL BLUE RIBBON CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL

Long-Running Arts Education Initiative Succeeds Despite Massive Cutbacks in Schools– LOS ANGELES (April 23, 2013) – As part of its commitment to increase access for youth to the performing arts and arts education, The Blue Ribbon of The Music Center presents its longest-running educational program, The Blue Ribbon Children’s Festival.  This event provides the experience […]

28.04.2013 · Filled under: Art, Books, Happenings, Music ·
PHILIPPINE CONSULATE GENERAL WELCOMES PARTICIPANTS OF PNP-PSOSEC CLASS OF 2012-82 AND 83

PHILIPPINE CONSULATE GENERAL WELCOMES PARTICIPANTS OF PNP-PSOSEC CLASS OF 2012-82 AND 83

Los Angeles, 24 April 2013 – The Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles hosted a dinner reception on 23 April 2013 in honor of the participants of the Public Safety Officers Senior Executive Course (PSOSEC) Class 2012-82 and 83. The class was headed by Police Chief Superintendent Dominador Aquino, Jr. of the Philippine Public Safety […]

28.04.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
LA Autism Walk Hosts 40,000 Attendees and Raises Over $1.8M for Autism

LA Autism Walk Hosts 40,000 Attendees and Raises Over $1.8M for Autism

Celebrity attendees included Holly Robinson Peete PASADENA, CA—40,000 community autism supporters united for a single cause at the 11th annual Los Angeles Walk Now for Autism Speaks at the Pasadena Rose Bowl on Saturday, April 20, 2013. The event raised more than $1.8M for autism. Powered by volunteers and families with loved ones on the autism […]

28.04.2013 · Filled under: Happenings, Photos ·
LG flexible display phone coming this year

LG flexible display phone coming this year

(Relaxnews) – LG has announced that a smartphone with flexible OLED screen will launch before the end of 2014. A flexible display doesn’t mean a flexible phone — circuitry and batteries are still decidedly rigid, so don’t expect to be able to fold the device in half and stick it in a shirt pocket. However, […]

26.04.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Science & Technology ·
Jessica Alba credits her perfect body to fruit, water, and a corset

Jessica Alba credits her perfect body to fruit, water, and a corset

(Relaxnews) – The latest celebrity weight-loss trick causing media buzz is from US actress Jessica Alba. The 31-year-old star says that in addition to a healthy diet and exercise, she owes her enviable bikini body to a double corset, which she says helped reshape her body after giving birth to her daughters, in 2008 and […]

26.04.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Hollywood Stars ·
Ryan Reynolds cast in sci-fi body-switch movie

Ryan Reynolds cast in sci-fi body-switch movie

(Relaxnews) – Deadline.com has revealed that Canadian actor Ryan Reynolds will play the lead in the thriller “Selfless.” “Selfless” will tell the story of an old man who is dying. Thanks to scientific progress and the character’s wealth, he is able to save himself by transferring his memory into the body of a young man […]

26.04.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Dubai police show off Ferrari

Dubai police show off Ferrari

(DUBAI-AFP) – Dubai police on Thursday showed off a new Ferrari they will use to patrol the city state, hot on the heels of a Lamborghini which joined the fleet earlier. The car sporting the green and white of Dubai police was unveiled at the foot of the Burj al-Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. It […]

26.04.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·