New Asian, Pacific Islander report says immigration reform ‘most pressing’

New Asian, Pacific Islander report says immigration reform ‘most pressing’

LOS ANGELES – California’s fastest growing racial groups, Asian Americans and Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders (NHPI) have considerable needs that should be addressed by policy makers, according to a report released today by the Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC) and Asian Law Caucus (ALC).  Using the latest data from numerous federal, state, and local […]

04.02.2013 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
California Latinos to overtake whites within year

California Latinos to overtake whites within year

LOS ANGELES, Jan 31, 2013 (AFP) – Latinos will outnumber non-Hispanic whites in California by early next year for the first time since it became a US state, according to official forecasts released Thursday. The number of Latinos will equal the white population by mid-2013, when each group is expected to be about 39 percent […]

04.02.2013 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Burberry says ‘Happy New Year’ to Chinese fans

Burberry says ‘Happy New Year’ to Chinese fans

(Relaxnews) – British luxury brand Burberry has released a new video wishing fans Happy New Year in Chinese alongside a line of special red products. To celebrate the Chinese New Year this February, Burberry have released a short video soundtracked by pop star Birdy, as well as a line of special New Year products. The limited edition line […]

04.02.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Videos ·
World Bank tackles DA’s flagship rural development programs

World Bank tackles DA’s flagship rural development programs

The World Bank (WB) is conducting a joint review and preparation activities for two flagship rural development projects implemented by the Department of Agriculture (DA). “The WB team is doing a joint week-long review mission for DA’s second phase Mindanao Rural Development Program (MRDP) and the appraisal activities for the proposed Philippine Rural Development Program […]

04.02.2013 · Filled under: News, Philippine News ·
Johnny Depp to star as gangster in ‘Black Mass’

Johnny Depp to star as gangster in ‘Black Mass’

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – US star Johnny Depp will play notorious Boston gangster Whitey Bulger in the film “Black Mass”, to be directed by Barry Levinson, the producers announced Saturday. The film recounts the fate of the godfather of Boston’s underworld who became an FBI informant to get rid of a gangster rival but was eventually […]

04.02.2013 · Filled under: Hollywood Stars ·
‘Lone Ranger,’ ‘Oz’ trailers aired during Super Bowl 2013

‘Lone Ranger,’ ‘Oz’ trailers aired during Super Bowl 2013

(Relaxnews) – The Super Bowl on Sunday, February 3, which ended with the victory of the Baltimore Ravens, was an opportunity for Hollywood studios to take advantage of the audience potential, as the game is one of the most watched TV events every year in the United States. Audiences were treated to a slew of […]

04.02.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars, Videos ·
Beyoncé leads Super Bowl Twitter and Google ranks, Ravens take Facebook

Beyoncé leads Super Bowl Twitter and Google ranks, Ravens take Facebook

(Relaxnews) – In the battle of the social networks taking place during Sunday night’s Super Bowl, Beyoncé emerged a clear winner, outshining even the results of the game across Google and Twitter. According to Twitter, Beyoncé’s halftime show was the most popular subject on the social network generating  268,000 TPM (Tweets per minute) and was […]

04.02.2013 · Filled under: Hollywood Stars ·
Pray for good fortune at some of the most popular temples in Hong Kong

Pray for good fortune at some of the most popular temples in Hong Kong

(Relaxnews) – Spin a wheel of fortune for good luck, make a wish at a fabled wishing tree or offer a prayer to the deity who governs the Year of the Snake in Hong Kong to start the Chinese New Year on the right foot. To promote their festive New Year itinerary, the Hong Kong […]

03.02.2013 · Filled under: Asian News, Destinations ·
Turn your iPhone into an ATM?

Turn your iPhone into an ATM?

(Relaxnews) – Details of an intriguing Apple patent have emerged for a technology that would turn iPhone and iPad owners into walking, talking mobile banks. Submitted to the US Patents and Trademark Office on July 28, 2011 but published this week, the patent, for an ‘Ad-hoc cash Dispensing Network’ would allow iPhone users to borrow money […]

03.02.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Offbeat, Science & Technology ·
French chocolatier Jean-Paul Hévin launches Chinese New Year bonbons

French chocolatier Jean-Paul Hévin launches Chinese New Year bonbons

(Relaxnews) – Gourmet chocolate boutique Jean-Paul Hévin has released a special range of bonbons for Chinese New Year that includes a Sichuan chili-peppered dark chocolate ganache as well as a new mandarin-flavored chocolate macaron. Handcrafted in Paris before being flown to his Hong Kong boutiques, the limited edition chocolates have been created to help usher […]

03.02.2013 · Filled under: Food & Dining ·
Mercedes ups the power in its C63 range

Mercedes ups the power in its C63 range

(Relaxnews) – Special 507 edition models will combine sheer driving thrills with the technological refinement associated with the premium carmaker. Just in case there were any doubters who believed it was impossible to squeeze more power or speed out of a Mercedes AMG 6.3-litre engine without resorting to a turbo- or supercharger, Mercedes has settled […]

03.02.2013 · Filled under: Motoring ·
Football: FIFA test goalline technology systems in Germany

Football: FIFA test goalline technology systems in Germany

(BERLIN-AFP) – Football’s governing body FIFA has had two different systems tested at a Germany stadium as they look to introduce goal line technology into top-flight football. Both ‘Goal-Ref’, a system which can verify whether a goal has been scored by using a chip in the ball, and ‘Hawk-Eye’, the camera system already used in […]

03.02.2013 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation ·
SKorea’s star Psy to perform at Brazil Carnival

SKorea’s star Psy to perform at Brazil Carnival

(Rio de Janeiro-AFP) – South Korea’s “Gangnam Style” star Psy will take part in carnival celebrations in Rio and Salvador next week, according to the sponsors. The rapper, whose hit song made history as the most-watched video on YouTube, will perform jointly with Brazilian singer Claudia Leitte next Friday in the northeastern city of Salvador, […]

03.02.2013 · Filled under: International Stars ·
For Valentine’s Day, men spend more, but on the wrong gifts

For Valentine’s Day, men spend more, but on the wrong gifts

(Relaxnews) – A new US survey finds that on Valentine’s Day, most men plan to shell out an average of $84.39 to romance their significant others. Women will spend an average of $48.13. That said, not many people get what they want when it comes to gifts. According to a survey of more than 1,100 […]

03.02.2013 · Filled under: Home & Garden, U.S. News ·
Starbucks opens first store in Vietnam

Starbucks opens first store in Vietnam

(HO CHI MINH CITY-AFP) – Starbucks opened its first store in coffee-loving Vietnam on Friday, seeking to compete with local rivals in a country known for its strong cafe culture. Vietnam — the world’s second-largest coffee producer — has dozens of local chains as well as small coffee shops on nearly every street corner, presenting […]

02.02.2013 · Filled under: Asian News, Food & Dining ·
Superbowl ad highlights: Kate Upton, Kaley Cuoco, ‘Prom’

Superbowl ad highlights: Kate Upton, Kaley Cuoco, ‘Prom’

(Relaxnews) – As the Super Bowl draws closer, the buzz surrounding both the game and the ads grows. Of the ads confirmed to air, a selection can be found below, listed in descending number of YouTube views. Super Bowl ads cost around $3.8 million for each 30-second slot and will be viewed by an audience […]

02.02.2013 · Filled under: Hollywood Stars, Motoring, Videos ·
US comedy show ’30 Rock’ bows after seven seasons

US comedy show ’30 Rock’ bows after seven seasons

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Award-winning US comedy “30 Rock” bowed out after seven seasons Thursday, with a double helping of the cult TV show starring Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin. The multiple Emmy-winning comedy show — about the cast of a TV comedy sketch show — has featured a who’s who of guest celebrities over the […]

02.02.2013 · Filled under: Hollywood Stars ·
US dodges Super Bowl chicken wing shortage

US dodges Super Bowl chicken wing shortage

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – In the run-up to Super Bowl Sunday, millions of American football fans can rest assured: there is no looming shortage of their beloved chicken wings. The National Chicken Council estimates that the nation will wolf down 1.23 billion chicken wings over Super Bowl weekend, or nearly four wings for each and every American. […]

02.02.2013 · Filled under: Food & Dining, U.S. News ·
Jennylyn Mercado remains silent on son’s relationship with ex-lover

Jennylyn Mercado remains silent on son’s relationship with ex-lover

ACTRESS Jennylyn Mercado remained silent on the relationship of her son Alex Jazz and his father, actor Patrick Garcia. In a recent interview with the “Indio” actress, Jennylyn tried to dodge the questions of the entertainment press about Patrick and said that her family is in a better place now. “Ayoko nang pag-usapan yan. Basta […]

02.02.2013 · Filled under: Filipino Stars ·
Post-Super Bowl, diehard fans may suffer ‘football withdrawal’

Post-Super Bowl, diehard fans may suffer ‘football withdrawal’

(Relaxnews) – As Sunday’s Super Bowl wraps up a season of American football, fans may be left with not only stale nachos and cold chicken wings, but also football withdrawal symptoms. Loyola University Medical Center’s Dr. Angelos Halaris, professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and medical director of Adult Psychiatry at Loyola […]

01.02.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·