Spielberg’s ‘Lincoln’ odds-on favorite for Critics’ Choice Awards

Spielberg’s ‘Lincoln’ odds-on favorite for Critics’ Choice Awards

(Relaxnews) – Steven Spielberg has set a new record with 13 nods for the 18th edition of the Critics’ Choice Awards, which will be held on January 10 in Santa Monica. Lincoln is in the running for the most prestigious categories, including Best Film and Best Director, while its stars, Daniel Day-Lewis, Tommy Lee Jones and […]

13.12.2012 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Asia marks lucky 12/12/12 with mass weddings

Asia marks lucky 12/12/12 with mass weddings

(HONG KONG-AFP) – Thousands of couples in Asia flocked Wednesday to tie the knot on 12/12/12, seeking good fortune for marriages begun on the century’s last repeating date. Authorities in Hong Kong and Singapore respectively said 696 and 540 couples were scheduled to attend marriage registries, continuing a trend which has seen couples flocking to […]

13.12.2012 · Filled under: Asian News ·
First section of World Trade Center spire raised

First section of World Trade Center spire raised

(NEW YORK-AFP) – The first segment of the enormous spire crowning New York’s World Trade Center — which replaces the Twin Towers destroyed on September 11, 2001 — was hoisted into place Wednesday. Nine of the 18 sections in the 408-foot spire arrived by barge into the Hudson River on Tuesday after a sea journey […]

12.12.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
Lamborghini puts one of its bulls out to pasture

Lamborghini puts one of its bulls out to pasture

(Relaxnews) – Lamborghini has announced that it is to cease production of its V10 Gallardo. Never fear, the Italian supercar company has a replacement waiting in the wings that it is set to unveil late in 2013, but the news that the diminutive Gallardo, its Ferrari F420-beating, two-seater 5.2-liter four-wheel-drive beast, is set for retirement […]

12.12.2012 · Filled under: Motoring ·
Michelle Williams in talks for remake of Italian movie ‘The Double Hour’

Michelle Williams in talks for remake of Italian movie ‘The Double Hour’

(Relaxnews) – The producers of the upcoming remake of sentimental Italian thriller The Double Hour are trying to entice Michelle Williams with the lead role, reports Thewrap.com. The US version of The Double Hour will be based on a movie by Giuseppe Capotondi, whose female lead, Russian actress Kseniya Rappoport, earned the best actress award for her performance at the […]

12.12.2012 · Filled under: Hollywood Stars ·
CONSUL GENERAL BARBER DE LA VEGA MEETS WITH LOS ANGELES COUNTY SHERIFF LEROY D. BACA

CONSUL GENERAL BARBER DE LA VEGA MEETS WITH LOS ANGELES COUNTY SHERIFF LEROY D. BACA

Los Angeles, 10 December 2012 – Consul General Maria Hellen Barber De La Vega paid a courtesy call on Los Angeles County Sheriff Leroy D. Baca on 07 December 2012 at the Sheriff’s Office in California. The two officials discussed ways of further strengthening the cooperation between the Sheriff’s Office and the Philippine Consulate General in Los […]

12.12.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
Teach for the Philippines Application Extended until December 14

Teach for the Philippines Application Extended until December 14

New York, NY  – The search for the top 10 exemplary Filipino-American candidates for the inaugural corps of Teach for the Philippines has been extended to Friday, December 14, 2012. Teach for the Philippines (www.teachforthephilippines.org), the national movement that empowers leaders to expand educational opportunity in ways that are life-changing and transformative for Filipino communities, […]

12.12.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
FilAms Urged to Help Typhoon Victims in Mindanao

FilAms Urged to Help Typhoon Victims in Mindanao

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Philippine Embassy today called on Filipino-Americans to lend a helping hand to victims of Typhoon Pablo in Mindanao even as it thanked the United States Government for providing an additional $3 million in humanitarian assistance. In an urgent appeal, Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. called on the estimated 4 million members of the […]

12.12.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
Debt Collection Harassment – It can be stopped immediately!

Debt Collection Harassment – It can be stopped immediately!

If you, like so many Americans today, have found yourself in financial trouble, you are not alone. People that felt they have done everything right and now find themselves unable to make ends meet. People that are new to these types of financial troubles may have never experienced credit card companies calling and demanding payment. […]

12.12.2012 · Filled under: Legal Matters ·
Five Tips for a Happy Holiday Gathering

Five Tips for a Happy Holiday Gathering

(Family Features) The holiday season is all about gathering family and friends together. But hosting any kind of holiday gathering means stacking a lot of items on your plate during an already busy season, taking the fun out of the festivities. With a little planning and the right attitude, you can pull off a fantastic […]

11.12.2012 · Filled under: Christmas ·
A Sweet and Savory Holiday Menu

A Sweet and Savory Holiday Menu

  Raspberry Almond Waffles Goat Cheese Bruschetta with Berry-Thyme Spread Red Tart Cherry Glazed Ham (Family Features) You want to bring out the best for your next holiday gathering, ensuring a memorable meal for family and friends. With a few simple tips and easier-than-you-think recipes, you can do just that. Entertaining Tips Prep the Night […]

11.12.2012 · Filled under: Christmas, Free Recipes ·
Food viruses can be spread by kitchen knives – scientists

Food viruses can be spread by kitchen knives – scientists

(PARIS-AFP) – People preparing food are advised to wash their hands to prevent the spread of disease, yet an unseen threat may well lie on their kitchen knife, a new study says. Researchers at the Center for Food Safety at the University of Georgia used new knives and graters on six types of fruit and […]

11.12.2012 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY

THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY

FROM ACADEMY AWARD®-WINNING FILMMAKER PETER JACKSON COMES THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY First of a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien opens nationwide December 14   From Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson comes “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” the first of a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly […]

11.12.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
What’s the best way to do sit-ups?

What’s the best way to do sit-ups?

(Relaxnews) – When it comes to the fine art of the classic sit-up, what’s the best approach? Keep your feet unrestrained, according to a new study. Researchers from Manchester Metropolitan University in the UK enlisted members of the British Army to perform sit-ups and curl-ups in a variety of styles — including restrained, where subjects […]

11.12.2012 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Videos ·
Japan travel agency forming Thailand-based airline

Japan travel agency forming Thailand-based airline

(TOKYO-AFP) – One of Japan’s biggest travel agencies said Tuesday it would set up a charter airline based in the Thai capital Bangkok as demand for air travel in Asia soars. H.I.S. said its Asia Pacific Airlines would begin operating flights in the summer, connecting Bangkok to locations across East Asia, including China, Japan and […]

11.12.2012 · Filled under: Destinations ·
Alice headed back to Wonderland for upcoming sequel

Alice headed back to Wonderland for upcoming sequel

(Relaxnews) – Disney is working on a sequel to Alice in Wonderland, the Tim Burton film that earned the studio more than a billion dollars in 2010. Two years after Alice in Wonderland, Disney decided to launch the production of a sequel, with the help of the writer Linda Woolverton, who penned the script of the 2010 […]

11.12.2012 · Filled under: Film ·
Charice: ‘I’m still the same person’

Charice: ‘I’m still the same person’

MANILA, Dec 8 (Mabuhay) -– Even with her blonde hair, tattoos and American accent, Charice maintains that she is still the same person that Filipinos used to know. The Filipino singer, who rose to fame through YouTube and eventually appeared on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” and “Oprah”, made the statement after being criticized over her […]

11.12.2012 · Filled under: Filipino Stars ·
President Aquino declares State of National Calamity to speed up relief operations and reconstruction of typhoon-damaged areas

President Aquino declares State of National Calamity to speed up relief operations and reconstruction of typhoon-damaged areas

MANILA, Dec 8 (Mabuhay) — President Benigno S. Aquino III declared Friday night a State of National Calamity to hasten the rescue, relief and rehabilitation efforts after Typhoon Pablo devastated several provinces in Mindanao. Proclamation No. 522, issued by the President, allows local government units to utilize their respective calamity funds for the rescue, relief […]

11.12.2012 · Filled under: Environment, Philippine News ·
Aquino orders thorough study of Mindanao devastation

Aquino orders thorough study of Mindanao devastation

MANILA, Dec 8 (Mabuhay) — President Benigno S. Aquino III ordered the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to investigate the devastation caused by Typhoon Pablo to prevent further loss of lives in the future. The President said during […]

11.12.2012 · Filled under: Environment, Philippine News ·
Religion had nothing to do with Pacquiao’s loss – bishop

Religion had nothing to do with Pacquiao’s loss – bishop

MANILA, Dec 10 (Mabuhay) -– Former Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) President Oscar V. Cruz does not believe Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao’s change in religion led to his shocking knockout loss at the hands of rival Juan Manuel Marquez of Mexico. “Naku naman, masyadong mababaw ‘yun,” Cruz said in a text message. “Kaya […]

10.12.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·