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 ·
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 ·