Philippines mega-casino set to open next month

Philippines mega-casino set to open next month

(MANILA-AFP) – A $4 billion mega-casino complex is set to open in the Philippines in mid-March when the first of four franchise-holders starts commercial operations, the parent firm said in a disclosure released Wednesday. The $1.2 billion Solaire Manila Resorts is one of four gaming operations licenced at Manila’s bayside Entertainment City, a government project […]

11.02.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Philippine News ·
More US men popping the question this Valentine’s Day

More US men popping the question this Valentine’s Day

(Relaxnews) – This Valentine’s Day, Americans are spending more, with more men taking to one knee to pop the question. Meanwhile, more women say Cupid’s holiday is overrated.  Americans are earmarking an average of $239 per person this year to spend showering their loved ones with gifts and entertainment on Valentine’s Day, up from $196 […]

09.02.2013 · Filled under: Home & Garden, Valentine's Day ·
File bankruptcy – Rebuild credit.

File bankruptcy – Rebuild credit.

After a debtor receives a discharge in bankruptcy, creditors whose debts are discharged are required to report that the account has a zero balance. The bankruptcy itself is a public record and stays on your credit report for 10 years, but as you will see from this article, this is not all bad. A debtor […]

08.02.2013 · Filled under: Legal Matters ·
US settles with final publisher in Apple e-book case

US settles with final publisher in Apple e-book case

(NEW YORK-AFP) – US authorities said Friday they reached a settlement with Macmillan, the last of five publishing firms accused of colluding with Apple in an e-book price-fixing conspiracy. The Justice Department said in a statement that with the five publishers having settled, the case will proceed against Apple, and that a trial was set […]

08.02.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Books, Science & Technology, U.S. News ·
Sausages, Sisi, Sorvino — and music — at Vienna ball

Sausages, Sisi, Sorvino — and music — at Vienna ball

(VIENNA, Austria-AFP) – The Austro-Hungarian empire may be long dead but Viennese high society was back with a bang Thursday for the annual waltzing, music and show-off extravaganza that is the Opera Ball. Dressed up to the nines and paying through the nose, the high point of the social calendar sees celebrities, politicians and tycoons […]

08.02.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, World News ·
Taylor Swift confirmed to perform at Brit Awards

Taylor Swift confirmed to perform at Brit Awards

(Relaxnews) – US singer-songwriter Taylor Swift will be taking to the stage at this year’s Brit Awards which take place on Wednesday, February 20. The US singer-songwriter, who last year released her hit album “Red,” will be performing at the annual music awards alongside luminaries such as Mumford and Sons, Emeli Sandé and Justin Timberlake. […]

08.02.2013 · Filled under: International Stars, Music, Videos ·
Is your computer breaking your heart?

Is your computer breaking your heart?

(Relaxnews) – If your love life is feeling strained in the lead up to Valentine’s Day, maybe it’s time to reconsider the relationship…with the computer. Using the PC is the third biggest source of stress in a relationship, beaten only by work-related issues and financial worries. When surveyed, 41 percent of US adults who are […]

08.02.2013 · Filled under: Home & Garden, Science & Technology, Valentine's Day ·
All aboard as millions race home for China’s biggest holiday

All aboard as millions race home for China’s biggest holiday

(Gongxian, China-AFP) – Pushing through scores of passengers in the aisle of a cramped train at Beijing West station, Chen Guolan could barely contain her excitement at joining the world’s largest annual human migration. “I have been so busy working away all year, and now I will soon be seeing my family,” she said to […]

08.02.2013 · Filled under: Asian News, Destinations, Lunar New Year ·
Palace says government to provide incentives to investors with more benefits to consumers, economy

Palace says government to provide incentives to investors with more benefits to consumers, economy

The government will give incentives to investors wanting to put their money in the Philippines as long as their businesses benefit the consumers and the economy as a whole, a Palace official said on Thursday. Issues were raised after the Board of Investments (BOI) granted a six-year term tax incentives to a Thai company producing […]

08.02.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
DOTC/PCG gives green light to U.S. Navy’s salvage operations plan to methodically remove grounded U.S. ship

DOTC/PCG gives green light to U.S. Navy’s salvage operations plan to methodically remove grounded U.S. ship

The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) and Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) approved the salvage operations plan submitted by the U.S. Navy that will use floating cranes to methodically remove the stranded USS Guardian minesweeper in Tubbataha Reef. “We have carefully reviewed the US Navy’s salvage operations plan and we were assured that among their […]

08.02.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Millions head home for China annual migration

Millions head home for China annual migration

(BEIJING-AFP) – Hundreds of millions of people across China are squeezing into packed train carriages and buses to travel home for the Lunar New Year, in the world’s largest annual movement of people. A total of 3.4 billion trips will be made over the holiday period, official media estimates, including hundreds of millions of migrant […]

07.02.2013 · Filled under: Asian News, Destinations, Lunar New Year ·
The do’s and don’ts of proper dim sum etiquette

The do’s and don’ts of proper dim sum etiquette

(Relaxnews) – While there’s no art to enjoying an authentic dim sum meal, there are a few do’s and don’ts that diners should be aware of before they tuck into the Chinese version of a tapas brunch. With the Lunar New Year rounding the corner, Chinese restaurants around the world are poised to be filled […]

PHILIPPINE CONSULATE GENERAL SIGNS HEALTH SERVICE PARTNERSHIP WITH ST. VINCENT MEDICAL CENTER FOR THE FILIPINO COMMUNITY

PHILIPPINE CONSULATE GENERAL SIGNS HEALTH SERVICE PARTNERSHIP WITH ST. VINCENT MEDICAL CENTER FOR THE FILIPINO COMMUNITY

Los Angeles, 05 February 2013. – Consul General Maria Hellen M. Barber-De La Vega signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Mr. Jan N. Stein, Vice President and Executive Director of St. Vincent Medical Center (SVMC) Foundation, at a ceremony held this morning at the Conference Room of the Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles. The […]

07.02.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
China’s New Year shows to star Celine Dion, Psy

China’s New Year shows to star Celine Dion, Psy

(BEIJING-AFP) – China’s hugely popular Lunar New Year television galas aim to woo even more viewers this year with foreign megastars including Celine Dion and “Gangnam Style” pop sensation Psy, state media said Thursday. Watching the China Central Television (CCTV) variety show has become a tradition for families gathering on New Year’s Eve and it […]

07.02.2013 · Filled under: International Stars, Lunar New Year ·
Puma launches new ‘adaptive running’ shoe

Puma launches new ‘adaptive running’ shoe

(Relaxnews) – German sportwear manufacturer Puma has unveiled a new video exploring the athletic potential of its new Mobium Elite technology. Mobium’s development was inspired by the natural expansion and compression seen in a cat’s foot, which provides our feline friends with both cushioning and propulsion as they move. The brand calls the animal “the […]

07.02.2013 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation ·
Jennifer Aniston and Mark Duplass to star in zany science comedy

Jennifer Aniston and Mark Duplass to star in zany science comedy

(Relaxnews) – Deadline.com has revealed that Ben Kingsley will star alongside Jennifer Aniston and Mark Duplass in a movie about the invention of the five-sided box, a revolution in the wrapping world which threatens the world’s balance. The movie does not yet have a title. Actor and director Mark Duplass will play the film’s lead […]

07.02.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Colina Salon Opens its Doors to the City of Rancho Cucamonga

Colina Salon Opens its Doors to the City of Rancho Cucamonga

Msgr Nestor Rebong special officiating priest for the blessing of the opening. Rica Flores of Ranco Cucamonga is smiling ear to ear  as she walks in Colina. “This is very  good for us  Filipino residents here in Ranco. We’ve been waiting for  hairstylists here  . Colina Salon found the perfect place for Pinoys here.” Roger Santos , a resident of […]

07.02.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Happenings, Local News, Services ·
Cardinal Mahoney blasted over sex abuse explanation

Cardinal Mahoney blasted over sex abuse explanation

By Michael Thurston LOS ANGELES, Feb 1, 2013 (AFP) – A US Catholic cardinal stripped of his duties said Friday he had not known how to handle child sex abuse claims as he did not learn about it in school, drawing withering criticism from victims. Retired Los Angeles Cardinal Roger Mahony said he was not […]

07.02.2013 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Foods to usher in wealth and prosperity for Chinese New Year

Foods to usher in wealth and prosperity for Chinese New Year

(Relaxnews) – As the biggest holiday on the Asian calendar approaches, households around the world are stocking their pantries and fridges full of foods like oranges, dried coconut, noodles and whole fish to ensure an auspicious beginning to the lunar New Year. Take a tour of some of the foods thought to usher in prosperity, […]

07.02.2013 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Lunar New Year, Photos ·
Deezer streams into PHL, 21 Asian and Middle Eastern countries

Deezer streams into PHL, 21 Asian and Middle Eastern countries

PARIS, Jan 31, 2013 (AFP) – Online music streaming service Deezer expanded on Thursday into 22 countries mostly in Asia and the Middle East as it seeks to tap into fast-growing emerging markets. Deezer said it will replicate the model that led it to success in France: offering limited free access to its library of […]

07.02.2013 · Filled under: Music, World News ·