Felix Reginald Lopez declared Order of Demolay, National Ritual Champion

Felix Reginald Lopez declared Order of Demolay, National Ritual Champion

Reginald Lopez, Master Councilor of Walt Disney Chapter, Order of Demolay, Anaheim, California, was recently declared the 2013 Frank Marshall Tournament of Champions for the Open Division of Ceremony of Lights in Dallas, Texas on March 24, 2013. Representing the Southern California Jurisdiction, he defeated competitors from Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Colorado and Arkansas, with […]

11.04.2013 · Filled under: Local News, Photos ·
Plastic chemical may expose foetuses to cancer: agency

Plastic chemical may expose foetuses to cancer: agency

(PARIS-AFP) – France said Tuesday it would call for Europe-wide controls on a paper product containing bisphenol A after a watchdog agency said the widely-used chemical may expose unborn children to breast cancer later in life. Bisphenol A, or BPA, is a common component of plastic bottles and the linings of food cans, but some […]

10.04.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Want to be a sports star? Look in the mirror

Want to be a sports star? Look in the mirror

(PARIS-AFP) – The shape of a man’s face can help predict his sporting acumen, according to a study on Wednesday that found Japanese baseball players whose faces were relatively broad rather than long were most likely to hit a home run. University of London psychologists measured the facial width-to-height ratio, or fWHR, of 104 batters […]

10.04.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·
Dina speaks up about Vic-Pauleen romance

Dina speaks up about Vic-Pauleen romance

Actress Dina Bonnevie finally broke her silence over the reported relationship of her former husband, actor Vic Sotto, with actress Pauleen Luna. Bonnevie said she is hoping that Luna will remain by Sotto’s side even if the actor gets older. “I would opt for somebody older kasi masyadong malaki ang age gap eh. Baka naman […]

10.04.2013 · Filled under: Filipino Stars ·
N. Korea border crossing shut to tourists: China official

N. Korea border crossing shut to tourists: China official

(DANDONG, China-AFP) – The biggest border crossing between North Korea and China has been closed to tourist groups, a Chinese official said Wednesday as nuclear tensions mounted, but business travel was still allowed. “Travel agencies are not allowed to take tourist groups to go there, since the North Korean government is now asking foreign people […]

10.04.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, World News ·
ANNUAL MUSICAL THEATRE BENEFIT S.T.A.G.E. RAISES OVER $285,000 FOR AIDS PROJECT LOS ANGELES

ANNUAL MUSICAL THEATRE BENEFIT S.T.A.G.E. RAISES OVER $285,000 FOR AIDS PROJECT LOS ANGELES

The event, which features Grammy® and Tony® Award-winning cast, remains the world’s longest running musical theatre benefit to fight AIDS and key private source of HIV funding   Los Angeles, Calif (April 9, 2013) – A company of more than 25 stars of stage and screen entertained a packed house at the historic Saban Theatre in […]

10.04.2013 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Maja slowly opens up about Gerald

Maja slowly opens up about Gerald

It seems that Maja Salvador is slowly opening up about her relationship with fellow Kapamilya star Gerald Anderson. In her official Instragram account on Wednesday, Salvador posted an underwater picture of her and the actor with the caption: “Hawak kamay di kita iiwan sa paglakbay.” Anderson also posted his version of the photo in his […]

09.04.2013 · Filled under: Filipino Stars ·
PHL asking $1.4-M from US for Tubbataha reef damage

PHL asking $1.4-M from US for Tubbataha reef damage

MANILA, April 6, 2013 (AFP) – The Philippines will ask the United States to pay 58 million pesos ($1.4 million) in compensation for damage caused by a US warship to a protected coral reef, the manager of the reef said Saturday. The amount is based on studies by Philippine agencies including the coast guard that […]

09.04.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Americans consumed record amount of wine in 2012: report

Americans consumed record amount of wine in 2012: report

(Relaxnews) – Wine consumption in the US is steadily on the rise, as new figures reveal that Americans drank more wine last year than in 2011, tipping back a new record of 360 million, 9-liter cases, most of which hailed from California. According to the latest stats from wine industry consultant Fredrikson & Associates, an […]

09.04.2013 · Filled under: Food & Dining ·
Sarah G thanks fans for movie’s success

Sarah G thanks fans for movie’s success

Singer-actress Sarah Geronimo thanked those who supported her movie “It Takes A Man And A Woman” with John Lloyd Cruz, which earned P32.6 million on its first day. “Muli po maraming, maraming salamat sa inyong pagsubaybay sa love story nila Miggy at Laida! Maraming salamat para sa inyong nag-uumapaw na suporta at pagmamahal sa dalawang […]

09.04.2013 · Filled under: Filipino Stars, Film, Videos ·
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 gets US launch date

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 gets US launch date

(Relaxnews) – The company’s latest 8-inch tablet, conceived as a direct competitor to the iPad Mini will go on sale in the US on April 11. The tablet, which doesn’t feature a high-resolution screen, but does boast S-Pen stylus support, a 1.6GHz Quad Core processor and 2GB of RAM plus 16GB of internal storage (which […]

09.04.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Promotions, Science & Technology ·
Luke Evans will be the new Dracula

Luke Evans will be the new Dracula

(Relaxnews) – The Hollywood Reporter has announced that British actor Luke Evans will play the lead in a movie about Count Dracula’s beginnings. Thirty-three-year-old Evans has stepped in to save this project, which started in the late 2000s under the working title “Dracula Year Zero.” Sam Worthington toyed with the lead role around the time Alex […]

09.04.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Swiss Kempinski ditches N.Korea ‘Hotel of Doom’ project

Swiss Kempinski ditches N.Korea ‘Hotel of Doom’ project

(GENEVA-AFP) – The Swiss luxury hotel chain Kempinski said on Tuesday that it was dropping plans to open a huge pyramid-shaped hotel that has stood half-built for decades in North Korea amid escalating tensions on the Korean peninsula. “Kempinski Hotels confirms that KEY International, its joint venture partner in China with Beijing Tourism Group (BTG), […]

09.04.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, World News ·
Cruise ship to be christened by Duchess of Cambridge

Cruise ship to be christened by Duchess of Cambridge

(Relaxnews) – The Duchess of Cambridge has been tapped to baptize a new cruise ship which will set sail this summer featuring a glass-bottomed walkway that will extend beyond the edge of the ship. Princess Cruises has announced that in the British ship-naming tradition, Kate Middleton, as the ship’s ‘godmother,’ will christen the latest addition to its […]

09.04.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, International Stars, World News ·
Western indie filmmakers look East

Western indie filmmakers look East

(HONG KONG-AFP) – A growing band of European filmmakers are realising their cinematic ambitions in the East, lured by a healthy box-office, investment prospects and the potential for more eye-catching stories. Leading the pack is Welsh-director Gareth Evans, whose Indonesia-shot action flick “The Raid” picked up $15 million in global takings last year on a […]

09.04.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Film ·
China to open disputed islands to tourism: official

China to open disputed islands to tourism: official

(Boao, China-AFP) – China is to open disputed South China Sea islands up to tourism this month, state media reported Sunday, a move likely to inflame a long-running territorial row with its neighbours. The plans to allow tourists to visit the Paracel Islands before the May Day holiday is the latest stage in Beijing’s development […]

09.04.2013 · Filled under: Asian News, Destinations ·
Smog-eating pavement on greenest street in America

Smog-eating pavement on greenest street in America

(CHICAGO-AFP) – The big rigs rattling past smokestacks sure don’t make this Chicago roadway look like the greenest street in America. But their tires roll over smog-eating pavement, the streetlights run on solar and wind power, the sidewalks were made with recycled concrete, and shrub-filled “bioswales” keep storm water out of overtaxed sewers. “Sustainability is […]

09.04.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, U.S. News ·
Norwegian schools reschedule exams amid Bieber fever

Norwegian schools reschedule exams amid Bieber fever

(OSLO-AFP) – Norwegian schools have moved exams that clashed with Justin Bieber’s concerts in the country, fearing some fans would rather cut class than miss out on an evening with the Canadian heart throb. “We find it regrettable, but we preferred to move forward the Norwegian exams to avoid problems,” Roar Aasen, the headmaster of […]

09.04.2013 · Filled under: International Stars, Music ·
Thatcher also triggered cultural revolution

Thatcher also triggered cultural revolution

(LONDON-AFP) – As well as overhauling Britain’s economy, Margaret Thatcher triggered a cultural revolution here by igniting a creative burst of anger at her policies, including slashing arts funding. The former premier “had a phenomenal impact on the cultural landscape of Britain by creating an ideological backlash,” said David Khabaz of the London School of […]

09.04.2013 · Filled under: Art, Books, World News ·
Trailer: James Hunt vs. Niki Lauda in Ron Howard’s ‘Rush’

Trailer: James Hunt vs. Niki Lauda in Ron Howard’s ‘Rush’

(Relaxnews) – The first trailer has been released for “Rush,” a sports drama starring Chris Hemsworth and Daniel Brühl that recounts a dramatic episode in F1 history. “Rush” is based on the conflict between Englishman James Hunt and Austrian Niki Lauda. These star drivers in the 1970s were known for their talent as well as their intense rivalry. The […]

09.04.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars, Videos ·