Exercise can offset some of the damage of too much booze: study

Exercise can offset some of the damage of too much booze: study

(Relaxnews) – Regular aerobic workouts help counteract some of the damaging effects of drinking too much alcohol, a new US study finds. In the study, heavy drinking was linked with damage to the brain’s white matter, but only among those who didn’t engage in aerobic exercise, such as walking, biking, or jogging. For those who […]

17.04.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Rubio vows tough, 10-year path to US citizenship

Rubio vows tough, 10-year path to US citizenship

By Joseph Krauss WASHINGTON, April 14, 2013 (AFP) – Senator Marco Rubio, the Republican point man for immigration reform, on Sunday said a new bill would carve an arduous 10-year path to citizenship for the country’s 11 million illegal immigrants. Appearing on a string of Sunday talk shows, Rubio appeared keen to reassure hardline Republicans […]

17.04.2013 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Fil-Am Chamber of Commerce of Southeast Corridor Holds Its Maiden Mixer

Fil-Am Chamber of Commerce of Southeast Corridor Holds Its Maiden Mixer

Cerritos, Calif. – The Filipino-American Chamber of Commerce of Southeast Corridor (FACC-SEC)  has slated its maiden mixer and networking on April 23, 2013 at the Boba Café  on 17222 Norwalk Blvd. corner of Artesia Blvd. from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.             This was announced by FACC-SEC  Founding President Felix B. Lopez, CEO of Pinoy […]

17.04.2013 · Filled under: Happenings ·
START OF OVERSEAS ABSENTEE VOTING IN LOS ANGELES

START OF OVERSEAS ABSENTEE VOTING IN LOS ANGELES

Los Angeles 16 April 2013, The Philippine Consulate General successfully launched the first day of elections for Overseas Absentee Voters (OAV) on 13 April 2013 at the Rizal Hall of the Consulate. The Consulate General invites all registered Overseas Absentee Voters (OAVs) in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas to cast their […]

17.04.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
Boston bombs were likely homemade, full of shrapnel

Boston bombs were likely homemade, full of shrapnel

WASHINGTON, April 16, 2013 (AFP) – The explosives used in the Boston Marathon bombings were likely homemade devices full of nails and metal fragments designed to cause widespread injury, according to initial reports. A day after an attack that left three dead and more than 170 wounded, the FBI and Boston police declined to reveal […]

16.04.2013 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
US to go to ‘ends of the Earth’ to find Boston bombers

US to go to ‘ends of the Earth’ to find Boston bombers

By Tim Witcher BOSTON, Massachusetts, April 16, 2013 (AFP) – US investigators on Tuesday pledged to go “to the ends of the Earth” to find those behind the deadly Boston Marathon bombings, which President Barack Obama deemed an “act of terror.” Boston’s Boylston Street, scene of the finish line carnage on Monday, remained sealed off […]

16.04.2013 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
New York boosts security after Boston blasts: police

New York boosts security after Boston blasts: police

NEW YORK, April 15, 2013 (AFP) – New York police stepped up security around key landmarks in the city on Monday after a double blast killed at least two people and injured 23 others at the Boston marathon, a top officer said. “We’re stepping up security at hotels and other prominent locations in the city […]

16.04.2013 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
No health risks from taking too much vitamin E, study says

No health risks from taking too much vitamin E, study says

(Relaxnews) – Despite prior concerns that too much vitamin E could be a health risk, a new scientific review finds this to not be the case. Researchers from Oregon State University conclude that biological mechanisms exist to routinely eliminate excess levels of the vitamin, which makes it “almost impossible to take a harmful amount,” they […]

16.04.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Lifestyle Network now available to TFC subscribers In Los Angeles and San Diego on Time Warner Cable

Lifestyle Network now available to TFC subscribers In Los Angeles and San Diego on Time Warner Cable

Warm welcome awaits new Filipino destination channel in the U.S. for programs on self, home, food and travel REDWOOD CITY, CA, April 15, 2012 – ABS-CBN International, the largest Filipino entertainment, news and broadcast company in the U.S., announced today the launch of Lifestyle Network on Time Warner Cable in Los Angeles and San Diego. With […]

16.04.2013 · Filled under: Happenings, Videos ·
Immigration gets biometrics equipment from U.S. government

Immigration gets biometrics equipment from U.S. government

The United States government has donated to the Bureau of Immigration (BI) two state-of-the-art biometrics equipment to help bolster the agency’s capability to catch foreign fugitives and other illegal aliens. BI Commissioner Ricardo David Jr. formally accepted the equipment from U.S. Ambassador Harry Thomas in a simple ceremony at the U.S. Embassy in Manila last […]

16.04.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
PH Authorities in Touch with FBI, DHS to Make Sure No Pinoy among Casualties in Boston Marathon Blasts

PH Authorities in Touch with FBI, DHS to Make Sure No Pinoy among Casualties in Boston Marathon Blasts

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Philippines is coordinating with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Homeland Security to ensure that are no Filipinos among the casualties in the deadly bombing of the Boston Marathon on Monday. In a statement, the Philippine Embassy also said that a consular officer from the Philippine Consulate General in New […]

16.04.2013 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Advisory to Filipino Community in Relation to Boston Bombing

Advisory to Filipino Community in Relation to Boston Bombing

The Embassy of the Philippines and the Philippine Consulates General in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Honolulu and Agana extend their deepest sympathy to and express solidarity with the victims of the explosions that took place in Boston, Massachusetts, on Monday, 15 April 2013. We mourn the loss of innocent lives and pray […]

16.04.2013 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Sparks fly anew between love-hate couple Sarah, John Lloyd  in “It Takes A Man and a Woman”

Sparks fly anew between love-hate couple Sarah, John Lloyd in “It Takes A Man and a Woman”

RP’s current number one movie comes to theatres in the U.S., Canada and Middle East this April  REDWOOD CITY, April 12, 2013 – After just two weeks of screenings in the Philippines, ABS-CBN Star Cinema’s It Takes A Man and a Woman – part three of the blockbuster romantic comedy trilogy starring John Lloyd Cruz and Sarah Geronimo – is poised to […]

16.04.2013 · Filled under: Filipino Stars, Film ·
Ashley Judd joins ‘Divergent’

Ashley Judd joins ‘Divergent’

(Relaxnews) – According to the Hollywood Reporter, Ashley Judd (“Olympus Has Fallen”) is in talks to participate in the upcoming trilogy “Divergent,” a mix of adventure, action and romance akin to “The Hunger Games.” Author Veronica Roth’s “Divergent” books are set in a futuristic post-apocalyptic Chicago. Survivors live behind protective walls and are divided into five factions: […]

15.04.2013 · Filled under: Books, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
US digital library brings culture, history online

US digital library brings culture, history online

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – A new “digital public library” set to launch this month aims to provide an alternative to Google for those looking for American cultural information online. Visitors will be able to view, for example, letters penned by George Washington, a copy of the Declaration of Independence in the handwriting of Thomas Jefferson, and ambrotype […]

15.04.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Books, Online, Science & Technology ·
Robinson biopic a home run at N. America theaters

Robinson biopic a home run at N. America theaters

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Jackie Robinson biopic “42″ hit a home run at the North American box office in its debut weekend, easily besting its box office rivals, industry estimates showed Sunday. The film, starring Chadwick Boseman as the ground-breaking African American baseball star and Harrison Ford as the Brooklyn Dodgers exec who signed him, raked […]

15.04.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars ·
‘Avengers’ and ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ pick up MTV Movie Awards

‘Avengers’ and ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ pick up MTV Movie Awards

(Relaxnews) – “The Avengers” and “Silver Linings Playbook” won three awards each at the MTV Movie Awards ceremony, held on Sunday, April 14. “The Avengers” was named Movie of the Year and Tom Hiddleston won the awards for best fight and best villain for his performance as Loki in the film. “Silver Linings Playbook” was also […]

15.04.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Manila offers US its military bases in case of N.Korea war

Manila offers US its military bases in case of N.Korea war

MANILA, April 13, 2013 (AFP) – The US would be allowed to station forces at military bases in the Philippines if it went to war with North Korea, Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario said Saturday citing a treaty between the allies. “Our mutual defence treaty calls for joint action if either the Philippines or the […]

15.04.2013 · Filled under: News, Philippine News ·
Obama says unclear who caused Boston blasts

Obama says unclear who caused Boston blasts

WASHINGTON, April 15, 2013 (AFP) – President Barack Obama said Monday that the United States did not yet know who was responsible for blasts at the Boston marathon but officials privately described the incident as an “act of terror.” “We don’t yet have all the answers,” Obama said in his first public comments on explosions […]

15.04.2013 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
The Thatcher look, from handbag to true blue suits

The Thatcher look, from handbag to true blue suits

LONDON-AFP) – The invitation of a handbag designer to Margaret Thatcher’s funeral is testament to the way the Iron Lady used fashion to forge her image in what was then the man’s world of British politics. Memorably described by former French president Francois Mitterrand as having the “eyes of Caligula and the mouth of Marilyn […]

15.04.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·