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 ·
Galaxy SIV arrives in US on April 26

Galaxy SIV arrives in US on April 26

(Relaxnews) – A leaked document reveals US launch dates for the latest Samsung flagship phone and suggests that AT&T will be able to offer the handset more than a month before Verizon. The document, which, according to tech site Engadget  comes from a Staples center store training sheet, shows that the Samsung Galaxy SIV — showcased to […]

15.04.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Science & Technology ·
Trailer: more is revealed about the next ‘Hunger Games’

Trailer: more is revealed about the next ‘Hunger Games’

(Relaxnews) – A trailer has been released for “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” after being premiered at the MTV Movie Awards. Jennifer Lawrence, who won an Oscar in February for “Silver Linings Playbook,” will reprise her role as Katniss Everdeen. Lenny Kravitz, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Liam Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson, Elizabeth Banks, Woody Harrelson, Donald Sutherland and […]

15.04.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars, Videos ·
Tokyo Disneyland celebrates 30th anniversary

Tokyo Disneyland celebrates 30th anniversary

(TOKYO-AFP) – Thousands of fans packed Tokyo Disneyland on Monday to celebrate its 30 years in business. Mickey Mouse, Winnie the Pooh and dozens of other familiar faces from the annals of Disney history paraded through the 51-hectare (126-acre) park, cheered on by 15,000 people who had turned out to see them. The resort comprises […]

15.04.2013 · Filled under: Asian News, Destinations ·
‘Little Prince’ celebrates 70th anniversary

‘Little Prince’ celebrates 70th anniversary

(PARIS-AFP) – France is marking the 70th anniversary of the world-loved “The Little Prince” with a host of special editions, including a new biography of its author, native son Antoine de Saint-Exupery. “Le Petit Prince”, a series of parables in which a boy prince recounts his adventures among the stars to a downed pilot on […]

14.04.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Books, Online ·
Exercise soothes sore muscles just as well as massage: study

Exercise soothes sore muscles just as well as massage: study

(Relaxnews) – If you’re feeling sore after a tough workout, a new study finds that warm-up exercises relieve pain just as well as massage. While massage is commonly believed to be the best antidote to muscle soreness, “actively warming up the muscles with exercise may be an effective alternative,” the researchers wrote. Prior research has […]

14.04.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
‘Gentleman’ Psy unveils hip-swinging dance, music video

‘Gentleman’ Psy unveils hip-swinging dance, music video

(SEOUL-AFP) – South Korean pop star Psy unveiled Saturday the hip-swinging dance and music video for his new song, aimed at replicating the global success of “Gangnam Style” and its famed horse-riding dance. The singer showed off the much-anticipated dance moves — a simple swaying, grinding hip movement — at a promotional concert in Seoul, […]

14.04.2013 · Filled under: International Stars, Music, Videos ·
Men have harder time reading women’s emotions: study

Men have harder time reading women’s emotions: study

(Relaxnews) – A new study finds that men have a harder time reading women’s emotions than they do other men’s — because they use different parts of their brain when trying to identify feelings in women versus in men. In the study published in PLOS ONE, the researchers examined the brains of 22 male participants as […]

14.04.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
US sees stronger ebook sales, but growth slows

US sees stronger ebook sales, but growth slows

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Electronic books provided 23 percent of US publishing revenues in 2012 but sizzling growth rates have eased, according to industry figures released Thursday. The Association of American Publishers said ebooks gained ground in all categories — adult fiction and nonfiction, young adult and children’s and religious publishing — and helped the industry increase […]

13.04.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Books, Science & Technology ·
Renamed Chinese Hollywood cinema goes IMAX

Renamed Chinese Hollywood cinema goes IMAX

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Hollywood’s historic Chinese theater will be transformed into an IMAX big-screen cinema under a deal signed by its owners, after they renamed the Tinseltown landmark. The theater, which draws millions of tourists every year taking photos of the hand- and footprints of generations of movie stars imprinted in its forecourt, is now […]

13.04.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
The Temptation of Arjuna: A Tale of Spiritual Triumph (Indonesia)

The Temptation of Arjuna: A Tale of Spiritual Triumph (Indonesia)

Through November 10, 2013 The Temptation of Arjuna: A Tale of Spiritual Triumph (Indonesia) Ahmanson Building, Level 4 Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) 5905 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90036 No extra cost with general paid museum admission. Web announcement: www.lacma.org/art/installation/temptation-arjuna-tale-spiritual-triumph This exhibition showcases the recent acquisition of a rare Balinese painting from the […]

13.04.2013 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival 2013

Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival 2013

May 2-12, 2013 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival 2013 Various times and venues Ticket prices vary.  Student and senior discounts available. Website: asianfilmfestla.org/2013/ There are numerous short films from/about many Southeast Asian countries.  The following are the SEA feature films in the program: A RIVER CHANGES COURSE May 04 – 12:15 PM  Directors Guild of […]

12.04.2013 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Vietnamese International Film Festival (VIFF)

Vietnamese International Film Festival (VIFF)

Irvine, Santa Ana, Los Angeles, CA More information at www.vietfilmfest.com/. Numerous short and feature-length films by and about Vietnam and the Vietnamese diaspora.  Most venues in Orange County. Thursday, April 11 will see both short and feature films and discussion at UCLA. DAY OF THE BRUINS Free and open to the public. But tickets should be printed […]

12.04.2013 · Filled under: News ·
Cambodia Town Culture Festival

Cambodia Town Culture Festival

Saturday, May 4, 2013 Cambodia Town Culture Festival 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM MacArthur Park 1321 E. Anaheim Street Long Beach, CA 90813 Free and open to the public. For general information: Susan Needham, sneedham@csudh.edu or Pasin Chanou, Cambodia Town, Inc.,cambodiatown@yahoo.com Cambodia Town Culture Festival is a lively celebration of Long Beach’s Cambodian community, the largest concentration […]

12.04.2013 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Cherry Blossom Princesses

Cherry Blossom Princesses

The 2013 Cherry Blossom Princesses visited the Philippine Embassy today as part of their weeklong education and cultural exchange program, which provides an opportunity for young women from across the United States and around the world to come together and network.  The mission of the program is to have the Cherry Blossom Princesses participate in […]

12.04.2013 · Filled under: Local News, Photos ·
The Music Center Announces 2013-14 Season

The Music Center Announces 2013-14 Season

 Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center to Feature Six Major Premieres; World City Introduces LA to Renowned World Music, Dance, and Theatre Artists; Nationally Recognized Active Arts Gives the Community 25 Different Ways to Engage Directly with the Arts – – Renae Williams Niles Named New Head of Programming –           April […]

12.04.2013 · Filled under: Happenings, Photos ·
See the Introvoys in One Night for a Cause at NoyPitz Glendale

See the Introvoys in One Night for a Cause at NoyPitz Glendale

The Introvoys will be performing in “One Night for a Cause,” a benefit event on April 22nd at 7:00 PM at NoyPitz Bar & Restaurant in Glendale, California.  The show will be hosted by special guest, Ms. Antoinette Taus, a multitalented singer and actress from the Philippines. Singer-songwriter Kathleen Palma Farless will be opening the show. […]

12.04.2013 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Refresh: Aesthetic & Lifestyle Medicine Raffle Contest

Refresh: Aesthetic & Lifestyle Medicine Raffle Contest

Refresh: Aesthetic & Lifestyle Medicine, Glendale’s premier destination for aesthetic health and beauty treatments will be holding a multifaceted raffle contest throughout the month of April. The contest will have three winners, each of whom will have a choice of several prizes. The prize distribution can be seen below: Grand Prize: Chemical Peel treatment OR laser hair removal (upper lip/under […]

11.04.2013 · Filled under: Contests ·
Get Milk; get sleep!

Get Milk; get sleep!

Did you know as many as 2 out of every 5 persons are suffering from insomnia? This statistic is according to the National Institutes of Health. Millions of others are also suffering from sleep disorders such as snoring, sleep apnea and nighttime wakening, even if they sleep the appropriate number of hours every night.  With […]

11.04.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·