Fashion grads from Asia have their New York moment

Fashion grads from Asia have their New York moment

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – There’s nothing glamorous about ironing your own collection before a show at New York fashion week, but if that’s what it takes for Jie Jessie Liu to break into the business, she’ll do it. Liu was among nine jury-selected master’s degree graduates — all women — from San Francisco’s Academy of Art University […]

10.09.2012 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
BROADWAY BEHIND THE CURTAIN | Conversations on Photography and Broadway with Alan Cumming, Rivka S. Katvan & Tom Viola

BROADWAY BEHIND THE CURTAIN | Conversations on Photography and Broadway with Alan Cumming, Rivka S. Katvan & Tom Viola

Please join Gallery 138 and Soho Photo Gallery Wednesday Sept 12, 6-8 pm at Soho Photo Gallery, 15 White Street, in NYC for: BROADWAY BEHIND THE CURTAIN | Conversations on Photography and Broadway with Alan Cumming, Rivka S. Katvan & Tom Viola ALAN CUMMING, Actor RIVKA S. KATVAN, Photographer TOM VIOLA, Author and Executive Director […]

10.09.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment, Happenings ·
World watches for ‘iPhone 5′ unveiling Wednesday

World watches for ‘iPhone 5′ unveiling Wednesday

(SAN FRANCISCO-AFP) – Apple becomes the focus of the technology universe Wednesday as the world awaits a new iPhone with a big, beautiful touchscreen and connectivity to blazingly fast telecom networks. Apple has been tight-lipped about what is in store at its media event in San Francisco, but hinted at a keenly anticipated “iPhone 5″ […]

10.09.2012 · Filled under: Science & Technology ·
POPULAR HEADLINERS AND CULTURAL PRIDE SHARE THE SPOTLIGHT AT FPAC 21

POPULAR HEADLINERS AND CULTURAL PRIDE SHARE THE SPOTLIGHT AT FPAC 21

LOS ANGELES – Filipino artistry and collective cultural pride will take its anticipated, deserved center stage next weekend as FilAm ARTS presents the 21st Annual Festival of Philippine Arts and Culture (FPAC). FPAC21 takes place from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8 and from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9 at […]

07.09.2012 · Filled under: Happenings ·

Aquino issues proclamation 459 declaring regular, special holidays for 2013

MANILA, Sept 1 (Mabuhay) – President Benigno S. Aquino III issued Proclamation 459 declaring regular holidays, special non-working holidays and special holiday for schools for the year 2013. The following regular holidays and special days for the year 2013 shall be observed in the country: Regular Holidays for 2013 are as follows: New Year’s Day […]

07.09.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Phivolcs: Don’t fall for messages ‘predicting’ next quakes

Phivolcs: Don’t fall for messages ‘predicting’ next quakes

MANILA, Sept 1 (Mabuhay) – Following a magnitude-7.6 that jolted the Eastern Visayas area Friday night, state seismologists reminded the public Saturday not to fall for text messages supposedly predicting the next quake. Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology head Renato Solidum Jr. said that while Phivolcs can warn of possible tsunami, there is no […]

07.09.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Aquino attends 2012 Ramon Magsaysay awarding ceremony

Aquino attends 2012 Ramon Magsaysay awarding ceremony

MANILA, Sept 1 (Mabuhay) – President Benigno S. Aquino III attended Friday the 2012 Ramon Magsaysay Award expressing his admiration to the winners of this year’s award as he hopes that the awardees continue their work for the benefit of the Asian people. “I believe that each and every person who hears your stories will […]

07.09.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·

132,000 return home after tsunami alert

By Teodoro Aljibe GUIUAN, Philippines, Sept 1, 2012 (AFP) – Residents on the Philippines’ Pacific coast described how they ran for their lives when a major offshore earthquake triggered a tsunami warning, as thousands returned home Saturday. Most people had fled the east coast by the time waves of up to half a meter (20 […]

07.09.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Quake shakes southern Philippines

Quake shakes southern Philippines

Manila, Sept 3, 2012 (AFP) – A moderate earthquake struck the southern Philippines on Monday, just days after a powerful tremor rocked the same region and triggered a tsunami warning, the government said. The quake, measuring 5.9, was located in the Celebes Sea, 67 kilometers (42 miles) west of Palimbang town on the southern island […]

07.09.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Mar Roxas urged to resign as LP president before assuming DILG post

Mar Roxas urged to resign as LP president before assuming DILG post

MANILA, Sept 3 (Mabuhay) – Manuel “Mar” Roxas II should resign as president of the ruling Liberal Party (LP) before assuming his new Cabinet post, lawmakers gunning for senatorial posts in next year’s elections said Monday. Roxas is the incoming Secretary of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG). San Juan Rep. Joseph Victor […]

07.09.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
To overcome fear, talk about it: study

To overcome fear, talk about it: study

(Relaxnews) – Afraid of, say, spiders? Look the spider in the eye (all eight of them) and tell it you find it terrifying and even ugly. The result: a freedom from the chains of fear, at least according to a new study from scientists at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). “This is unique […]

06.09.2012 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Trailer: Liam Neeson in ‘Taken 2′

Trailer: Liam Neeson in ‘Taken 2′

(Relaxnews) – Irish actor Taken 2 playfully breaks the third wall in the trailer for Taken 2. “Check out this exclusive look of Taken 2, only here on YouTube, or I will come for you… And I will find you,” threatens Neeson to launch the trailer for the upcoming action film that will hit North American theaters on October 5. The line […]

06.09.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
US creates team of culinary ambassadors for Americana cuisine

US creates team of culinary ambassadors for Americana cuisine

(Relaxnews) – The US State Department has tapped some of the best chefs in the country to form an American Chef Corps, a team of culinary ambassadors who will promote American ingredients, products and cuisine abroad. The official announcement, to be made September 7 at a reception hosted at the US State Department, will reveal […]

06.09.2012 · Filled under: Food & Dining ·
Nokia unveils Lumia 920 running Windows 8

Nokia unveils Lumia 920 running Windows 8

(Relaxnews) – Nokia unveiled its latest flagship phone, the Lumia 920, at a New York press event on Wednesday with Microsoft. The phone, Nokia’s first to run on Windows 8, features a 4.5-inch curved glass display, Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, 2000mAh battery (the largest to date in a Nokia phone), wireless charging, Nokia Maps — […]

06.09.2012 · Filled under: Science & Technology ·
Trailer: Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton in ‘Hansel & Gretel’

Trailer: Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton in ‘Hansel & Gretel’

(Relaxnews) – The first trailer for the follow-up to the classic fairy tale Hansel and Gretel hit the web, showing the siblings all grown up and ready for some witch-slaying action. Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton play the siblings turned bounty hunters, who acquired a taste for witch blood following their childhood experience told by […]

05.09.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment, Videos ·
After ‘Angry Birds’ success, Rovio to launch ‘Bad Piggies’

After ‘Angry Birds’ success, Rovio to launch ‘Bad Piggies’

(HELSINKI-AFP) – Rovio, the Finnish makers of the world’s most-downloaded mobile app, “Angry Birds”, will launch a new game called “Bad Piggies” on September 27, the company said Tuesday. “This innovative game turns the franchise on its head by letting the fans play as the pigs,” Rovio said in a statement. The “Angry Birds” game […]

05.09.2012 · Filled under: Games ·
International Fashion Week season gets underway

International Fashion Week season gets underway

(Relaxnews) – Planet Fashion comes to the fore once again this Thursday as New York kicks off the first leg of the international Fashion Week marathon which will see established brands and emerging designers stage unveil their collections for next spring. Perhaps the best news this season is that thanks to 156-year old brand Burberry […]

05.09.2012 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
Air quality index of major cities in North America September 5: San Francisco ‘good’

Air quality index of major cities in North America September 5: San Francisco ‘good’

(Relaxnews) – Below is information on the current background air quality in some of North America’s major cities based on data taken from http://www.airnow.gov recorded at 12:00 pm GMT September 5.  City Quality Atlanta (Georgia)  [Good] Chicago (Illinois)  [Good] Dallas (Texas) [Good] Denver (Colorado) [Good] New Orleans (Louisiana)  [Good] New York City (New York) [Good] Miami (Florida) [Good] […]

05.09.2012 · Filled under: Environment ·
85 percent of last-minute hotel bookings done on computer or mobile

85 percent of last-minute hotel bookings done on computer or mobile

(Relaxnews) – According to a survey released on Monday, around 85 percent of travelers across eight countries prefer to book a last-minute hotel on the internet or via a smartphone app. Just 15 percent opted for more traditional methods of calling or booking via a travel agent. When booking a last-minute hotel, 74 percent do […]

04.09.2012 · Filled under: Science & Technology ·
Nokia launches mobile streaming music in US

Nokia launches mobile streaming music in US

(NEW YORK-AFP) – Nokia said Tuesday it was launching a free music streaming service for US customers with its Lumia handsets, without ads, as the Finnish firm seeks to gain traction in the smartphone market. The announcement came a day ahead of a news event with Nokia and US giant Microsoft widely expected to launch […]

04.09.2012 · Filled under: Science & Technology ·