GIs may be back at Subic as PHL sees naval port as vital to US

GIs may be back at Subic as PHL sees naval port as vital to US

By Jason Gutierrez SUBIC, Philippines, Oct 8, 2012 (AFP) – The Philippines said Monday a former US naval base facing the South China Sea could play a key role as a hub for American ships as Washington moves to strengthen its presence in the Asia-Pacific. Once the US military’s largest overseas facility, the former Subic […]

08.10.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Cuisia: De Lima Mission Conveyed Message PH Sincere in Efforts vs EJKs

Cuisia: De Lima Mission Conveyed Message PH Sincere in Efforts vs EJKs

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Philippine Embassy has described the recent visit to the United States of Justice Secretary Leila M. De Lima as a success, saying legislators and human rights watchdogs she met with were convinced that the Aquino Government is sincere in its efforts to address their concerns over extra-judicial killings and other human rights […]

08.10.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·

CHECK YOUR NUMBER – Q&A

What is the Check Your Number Campaign? Check Your Number is the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery’s (CalRecycle) new education campaign to encourage Californians to do their part to help the environment by simply looking up the recommended oil change intervals and changing their habits accordingly.   Most drivers rely on the old […]

08.10.2012 · Filled under: Local News, Motoring ·
Car Owners to Re-evaluate Oil Change Habits

Car Owners to Re-evaluate Oil Change Habits

 “Check Your Number” Campaign Challenges SACRAMENTO – Should motorists change their vehicle’s oil every 3,000 miles? Not necessarily, according to the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) and its “Check Your Number” campaign to encourage drivers to rethink their current driving habits and only change the motor oil as needed. “With significant advances in […]

08.10.2012 · Filled under: Local News, Motoring ·
Wagyu – Japan’s prime beef now back in U.S.

Wagyu – Japan’s prime beef now back in U.S.

Japanese farmers need to rear them for 30 months. These Wagyus (translation: Wag-Japanese and yu-cattle) also need to possess the bloodline of the original Wagyu cows before they’ll be considered as belonging to the breed that is uniquely born and raised in Japan for them to become part of the brand. These requirements are strictly […]

08.10.2012 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Local News ·
Honda to recall 268,000 SUVs in US: report

Honda to recall 268,000 SUVs in US: report

(TOKYO-AFP) – Honda will recall some 268,000 CR-V sport utility vehicles sold in the United States due to the risk of power window switches catching fire in case of water penetration, a report said Sunday. The Japanese automaker will collect and repair free of charge CR-V vehicles produced between 2002 and 2006, although there have […]

08.10.2012 · Filled under: Motoring ·
Women still watch more TV than men, but the gap is closing

Women still watch more TV than men, but the gap is closing

(Relaxnews) – Women may watch more TV but men spend more than twice as much time gaming, according to a new Nielsen report on US viewing habits. Men don’t squeeze the toothpaste tube from the bottom, think the floor is where clothes belong and can’t remember anniversaries, but they could say in their defense that […]

08.10.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
Break the Habit

Break the Habit

How families can change their routines for the better   (Family Features) Routine can be a good thing. Regular bedtimes and nightly family meals help foster healthier kids who are better prepared to tackle challenges. But some of your family’s routine habits may be getting in the way of something better. Habits get established for […]

06.10.2012 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Classic car demand at all-time high

Classic car demand at all-time high

(Relaxnews) – This week most of the motoring world’s attention is on the Paris Motor Show and the latest exotic creations from Ferrari, Bugatti and Mercedes-Benz. However, for a select group of connoisseurs their attention, as always, will be on these famous brands’ classic counterparts from the 1950s and 1960s. The demand for classic cars […]

06.10.2012 · Filled under: Motoring ·
Parody of Psy’s ‘Gangnam Style’ lands Thai sailors in hot water

Parody of Psy’s ‘Gangnam Style’ lands Thai sailors in hot water

(Relaxnews) – A video featuring Thai sailors dancing to K-pop rapper Psy’s chart-topping “Gangnam Style” has landed the sailors in hot water, reported the Bangkok Post this week. The video, showing the Third Naval Command Centre sailors performing the rodeo-style dance at their base in Phuket, went viral in Thailand after it was uploaded on YouTube last […]

06.10.2012 · Filled under: Videos ·
Halloween haunts theme parks around the world

Halloween haunts theme parks around the world

(Relaxnews) – Halloween season has arrived at theme parks — zombies, vampires and the walking dead are showing up at parks all around the world. Here is a selection of Halloween activities for children but also adults wanting a scare. Halloween Horror Nights by Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida, has topped the lists of best Halloween […]

06.10.2012 · Filled under: Destinations, Halloween ·
Avoid excess coffee to keep vision sharp and ward off eye disease

Avoid excess coffee to keep vision sharp and ward off eye disease

(Relaxnews) – A new study suggests limiting caffeine intake to avoid developing serious eye disease and vision loss after finding a link between coffee drinking habits and glaucoma. Based on previously reported findings among Scandinavian populations, US researchers from Harvard University carried out a meta-analysis examining the profiles of about 120,180 men and women aged […]

06.10.2012 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Chicago marathoners to take part in study on running shoes and injuries

Chicago marathoners to take part in study on running shoes and injuries

(Relaxnews) – For this Sunday’s Chicago Marathon, Loyola University Medical Center researchers are conducting a first-of-its kind study of race participants to determine if there is a link between foot injuries and ill-fitting running shoes and socks. Researchers will survey runners seeking treatment for foot and ankle injuries in the podiatry tent, taking measurements of […]

05.10.2012 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation ·
Julia Roberts to produce new TV comedy series

Julia Roberts to produce new TV comedy series

(Relaxnews) – Julia Roberts is set to produce a new project for television, a comedy series for ABC, according to Deadline. The plot will revolve around a tyrannical boss and her employees’ attempts to rein her in. Its title, Taming of the Shrew, is borrowed from Shakespeare’s play. Julia Roberts will get to work again with […]

05.10.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment, Hollywood Stars ·

Pacquiao vs Marquez Press Conference

  Press conference for Pacquiao vs. Marquez fight on December 8.  The conference was held at the Beverly Hills hotel on September 17, 2012.  Interviews include Manny “Pac-Man” Pacquiao, Juan Miguel Marquez and Freddie Roach.   Part 1   Part 2   Part 3   Part 4

05.10.2012 · Filled under: Videos ·
Apple marks anniversary of Steve Jobs death

Apple marks anniversary of Steve Jobs death

(SAN FRANCISCO-AFP) – Apple paid tribute Friday to Steve Jobs a year after his death, with a video and homage to the man who co-founded and propelled the iconic technology firm into the world’s biggest company. “Steve’s passing one year ago was a sad and difficult time for all of us,” Jobs’s successor as chief […]

05.10.2012 · Filled under: Videos ·
Mindanao power body moves to avert impact of supply shortfall

Mindanao power body moves to avert impact of supply shortfall

The newly created Mindanao Power Monitoring Committee (MPMC) has urged the public to brace for possible outages in some Mindanao areas as the 210MW coal-fired power plant in Misamis Oriental goes on preventive maintenance shutdown starting October 6. In a meeting convened by the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA), Department of Energy (DOE) and agencies comprising […]

05.10.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
DBM rolls out P3.5 B for GSIS premiums of DepEd workers

DBM rolls out P3.5 B for GSIS premiums of DepEd workers

Sec. Abad: Government to ensure immediate release of GSIS perks For DepEd employees The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) released P3.46 billion to cover the advance payment of Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) premiums for Department of Education (DepEd) employees, in fulfillment of a memorandum of agreement (MOA) previously signed by the DBM, DepEd, […]

05.10.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
PHL CONSULATE DONATES BOOKS TO CARSON

PHL CONSULATE DONATES BOOKS TO CARSON

Los Angeles, 4 October 2012 – During the unveiling of the Dr. Jose P. Rizal Monument on 29 September 2012 at the International Sculpture Garden in Carson City,  Consul General Mary Jo Bernardo Aragon presented to Carson City Mayor Jim Dear books about Dr. Jose P. Rizal, the history of the Philippines and the history of […]

05.10.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
On October 6, 2012, six people will do something that has never been done before in Los Angeles.

On October 6, 2012, six people will do something that has never been done before in Los Angeles.

They will dance sideways, suspended hundreds of feet in the air, on the exterior of City Hall.  It’s all part of the grand opening celebration activities for LA’s new Grand Park in downtown Los Angeles.  The group, known as Bandaloop, will perform a vertical dance called Bound(less), which is unlike anything ever seen in LA.  An […]

04.10.2012 · Filled under: Happenings ·