US senators unveil immigration reform deal

US senators unveil immigration reform deal

WASHINGTON, Jan 28, 2013 (AFP) – Eight US lawmakers crossed party lines to unveil a plan Monday that would provide a pathway to citizenship for 11 million illegal immigrants currently living in the shadows in the United States. “We recognize that our immigration system is broken,” the senators said in their bipartisan framework, which comes […]

31.01.2013 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Angelica says she hardly sees John Lloyd

Angelica says she hardly sees John Lloyd

Actress Angelica Panganiban seems to have a problem finding time for her boyfriend, John Lloyd Cruz. Panganiban admitted that these days she hardly sees her boyfriend, who’s busy with a lot of projects, but are trying their best to see each other at least once a week. “Bihirang magkita talaga, bihirang magkasama. Kapag may free […]

31.01.2013 · Filled under: Filipino Stars ·
Japan-Canada study pinpoints brain’s addiction spots

Japan-Canada study pinpoints brain’s addiction spots

(TOKYO-AFP) – A smoker’s craving to light up can be tamed by carefully targeted magnetic fields applied to the brain, a senior researcher from a Japanese-Canadian team said Wednesday. Scientists managed to zoom in on the exact spots that drive the need for nicotine, noting that a mental connection made when a smoker is able […]

31.01.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Ski-loving Denver welcomes huge winter sports trade event

Ski-loving Denver welcomes huge winter sports trade event

(Relaxnews) – The snow sports industry’s largest and longest-running event starts Thursday, with more than 20,000 expected to attend events in Denver, Colorado. The SnowSports Industries America (SIA) Snow Show brings together retailers and buyers, industry sales reps and other professionals for a conference running through February 3. On-snow demonstrations follow the conference Monday and […]

31.01.2013 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation ·
‘Entourage’ the movie gets green light

‘Entourage’ the movie gets green light

(Relaxnews) – According to Deadline.com, after four years of negotiations, Warner Bros has finally given the cinema adaptation of “Entourage” the green light. “Entourage” was loosely based on the life of its co-creator Mark Wahlberg and followed a promising actor in Hollywood. The movie will be directed by Doug Ellin, the brains behind the HBO […]

30.01.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Barbra Streisand will perform at the 2013 Oscars

Barbra Streisand will perform at the 2013 Oscars

(Relaxnews) – Oscars organizers announced on Wednesday that Barbra Streisand will take to the stage at the Hollywood and Highland Center in Los Angeles for the 85th Oscars ceremony. Seventy-year-old Barbra Streisand will take part in cinema’s most prestigious awards ceremony on Sunday, February 24. This will be the first time the singer has performed […]

30.01.2013 · Filled under: Hollywood Stars ·
Toyota to recall nearly 1.3 million cars

Toyota to recall nearly 1.3 million cars

(TOKYO-AFP) – Japanese auto giant Toyota said Wednesday it would recall nearly 1.3 million vehicles globally due to airbag and windscreen wiper problems. Toyota will replace airbag parts in some 907,000 hatchbacks in Canada, Japan, Mexico and the United States, a company spokesman said. The models are branded Voltz in Japan and Corolla and Corolla […]

30.01.2013 · Filled under: Motoring ·
BlackBerry launch lives up to the hype but will the handsets attract new customers?

BlackBerry launch lives up to the hype but will the handsets attract new customers?

(Relaxnews) – In a series of simultaneous live events staged in New York, London, Dubai, Toronto, Paris and Johannesburg, RIM finally revealed its new BB10 operating system, not one but two new BlackBerry handsets, and announced that from Wednesday, the company was changing its name to BlackBerry. As the company’s CEO, Thorsten Heins, said: “From […]

30.01.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Multimedia, Science & Technology, Videos ·
First Barbie-themed restaurant opens in Taiwan

First Barbie-themed restaurant opens in Taiwan

(TAIPEI-AFP) – With hot pink sofas, high heels-shaped tables and chairs decorated with tutus, the first Barbie-themed restaurant opened in Taiwan on Wednesday catering to fans of the iconic doll. US toymaker Mattel has licensed Taiwan’s restaurant group Sinlaku to operate the Barbie Cafe and hopes that the new establishment in a bustling shopping district […]

30.01.2013 · Filled under: Asian News, Destinations ·
No meat a day keeps the doctor away: study

No meat a day keeps the doctor away: study

(PARIS-AFP) – A vegetarian diet can cut the risk of heart disease by as much as 32 percent, according to a British study published on Wednesday. Researchers who followed more than 44,500 volunteers for about 11 years on average, found vegetarians were significantly less prone to cardiac trouble. In the 50-70 age group, 6.8 percent […]

30.01.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
US Congressmen support the country’s West Philippine Sea position

US Congressmen support the country’s West Philippine Sea position

A US congressional delegation supported the position of the Philippines to bring the West Philippine Sea dispute to the United Nations arbitral tribunal to resolve the issue peacefully, a Palace official said on Wednesday. The US delegation headed by Rep. Ed Royce of California met President Benigno S. Aquino III in a courtesy call in […]

30.01.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Celebrate Lunar New Year with Pechanga Resort & Casino and drive away with a Mercedes C250

Celebrate Lunar New Year with Pechanga Resort & Casino and drive away with a Mercedes C250

In celebration of the Lunar New Year, “The Year of the Snake” themed decorations are everywhere to enhance the festive mood. Pechanga Resort & Casino will be holding a Traditional Lion Dance performance on February 9th and “Yu Ya’s Lunar New Year Concert” on February 10th. Along with these events, Pechanga is also promoting their “Blackjack, Pai Gow […]

30.01.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment ·
Lunar New Year Celebration with Red Money Envelope Giveaway

Lunar New Year Celebration with Red Money Envelope Giveaway

In celebration of the Lunar New Year, Pechanga Resorts & Casino is holding numerous of New Year celebration activities. First of all, to add more Lunar New Year mood to the property, Pechanga will enhance the property with “The Year of the Snake” themed decorations starting February. When the time comes, there will be banners […]

29.01.2013 · Filled under: Giveaways, Happenings ·
Aquino announces holding of East Asia Summit for the World Economic Forum in 2014 in PHL

Aquino announces holding of East Asia Summit for the World Economic Forum in 2014 in PHL

DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan 26 (Mabuhay) – President Benigno S. Aquino III announced that he accepted the offer for the Philippines to host the East Asia Summit for the World Economic Forum in 2014. The Chief Executive made the announcement during a Coffee Meeting with Media at the Europe Hotel here on Friday (Swiss time) following […]

29.01.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
China’s mass annual New Year migration begins

China’s mass annual New Year migration begins

(BEIJING-AFP) – The world’s largest annual migration began Saturday in China with tens of thousands in the capital boarding trains to journey home for next month’s Lunar New Year celebrations. Passengers will log 220 million train rides during the 40-day travel season, the Ministry of Railways estimates, as they criss-cross the country to celebrate with […]

29.01.2013 · Filled under: Asian News ·
McDonald’s US to sell only sustainable fish products

McDonald’s US to sell only sustainable fish products

(Relaxnews) – McDonald’s outlets in the US have become the first fast food chain in the country to carry the blue ecolabel seal of approval from the Marine Stewardship Council for using certified sustainable fish in all its fish-based products. Starting next month, customers will be bombarded with an aggressive marketing campaign touting the chain’s […]

29.01.2013 · Filled under: Food & Dining, U.S. News ·
List of winners in main SAG award categories

List of winners in main SAG award categories

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Here is a list of the winners in the main film and television categories at the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) awards, handed out Sunday in Los Angeles: FILM Motion picture cast: “Argo” by Ben Affleck Leading actor: Daniel Day-Lewis, “Lincoln” Leading actress: Jennifer Lawrence, “Silver Linings Playbook” Supporting actor: Tommy Lee Jones, […]

29.01.2013 · Filled under: Hollywood Stars ·
Eating late in the day may dampen your weight loss efforts

Eating late in the day may dampen your weight loss efforts

(Relaxnews) – When it comes to weight loss, timing may be everything. A new study finds that eating your heaviest meal, whether it’s lunch or dinner, later in the day can stymie your weight loss efforts. Researchers from the University of Murcia, Spain enlisted 420 overweight women enrolled in a weight-loss program. In the program, […]

29.01.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
U.S. Congressional Leader Ed Royce to Visit PH on First Foreign Trip as Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman

U.S. Congressional Leader Ed Royce to Visit PH on First Foreign Trip as Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman

Chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs Congressman Ed Royce will lead a U.S. Congressional Delegation (CODEL) to the Philippines on 28-30 January 2013. Chairman Royce will meet with President Benigno S. Aquino III, Speaker of the House Feliciano Belmonte, Jr., Secretary of Foreign Affairs Albert F. del Rosario, and other Philippine officials. He […]

29.01.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
TV5′s Blast Off for 2013

TV5′s Blast Off for 2013

RESORTS WORLD MANILA, PASAY CITY — TV5 welcomes the New Year with its biggest show of force as the Kapatid Network launches its biggest offerings for the first quarter of 2013. In a high-velocity themed TV special entitled “Go5!,” the Network’s contract stars and executives, led by Chairman Manuel V. Pangilinan (MVP), came in full force signifying […]

29.01.2013 · Filled under: Filipino Stars ·