Barbie gears up for international best actress nomination

Barbie gears up for international best actress nomination

Barbie Forteza has reasons to feel very happy. She has a new soap with Andre Paras, “That’s My Amboy”, to be shown on primetime at that, and her new movie, “Laut” about the people of the Badjao tribe who resettled in Pampanga, is now an official entry in various film festivals. It will be the […]

17.01.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Binay leads latest poll despite graft allegations

Binay leads latest poll despite graft allegations

Manila, Philippines | AFP |   – Philippine Vice President Jejomar Binay has overcome a barrage of graft allegations to re-emerge as front-runner to become the nation’s next leader, according to an independent poll released Friday. The 73-year-old had long been the favorite but his poll numbers tanked last year when allegations emerged that he and his son, both former […]

17.01.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Sole search: Taiwan’s giant ‘shoe church’ gains foothold

Sole search: Taiwan’s giant ‘shoe church’ gains foothold

(Taipei-AFP) – A giant blue stiletto heel dubbed Taiwan’s “shoe church” is bringing a touch of oversized glamour to the island’s southern coast. The shoe is not a place of worship but its creators hope it will attract enamoured couples as a backdrop for their wedding photos, hence the name. It is the latest bid […]

17.01.2016 · Filled under: Art, Asian News, Destinations, Home & Garden, Offbeat ·
Expecting mothers should eat a balance of omega-3 and -6 to improve children’s health

Expecting mothers should eat a balance of omega-3 and -6 to improve children’s health

(Relaxnews) – The health benefits of fish as a rich source of omega-3 are already well known, but a new Japanese study has now found further evidence to suggest that ensuring adequate consumption of omega-3 when pregnant can have a beneficial effect on the child’s development, with researchers also believing they have found out why. […]

17.01.2016 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
Why 2016 is being called ‘The Year of the American Traveler’

Why 2016 is being called ‘The Year of the American Traveler’

(Relaxnews) – The year 2016 has been declared “The Year of the American Traveler,” thanks to the strength of the US dollar, plummeting oil prices, relaxed visa rules and Cuba. It’s a bold declaration made by experts at the New York-based market research platform Skift, who paint an optimistic picture of the coming year and […]

17.01.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
A diet rich in blueberries, citrus fruits, and red wine can help reduce erectile dysfunction

A diet rich in blueberries, citrus fruits, and red wine can help reduce erectile dysfunction

(Relaxnews) – A new collaborative study between Harvard University in the US and the University of East Anglia in the UK has found that a diet full of flavonoid-rich foods can help reduce the risk of erectile dysfunction, a condition which affects up to half of all middle-aged and older men. Exercise is already known […]

15.01.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Prince William’s wife Kate to guest-edit Huffington Post UK

Prince William’s wife Kate to guest-edit Huffington Post UK

(London-AFP) – Prince William’s wife Kate is to guest-edit the UK section of The Huffington Post to highlight child mental health issues, Kensington Palace announced Friday. The Duchess of Cambridge will sit in the news website’s hot seat for a day in mid-February, their official residence said. Kate will use the opportunity to highlight the […]

15.01.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Health & Fitness, World News ·
Charlotte Olympia and Agent Provocateur announce new collaboration

Charlotte Olympia and Agent Provocateur announce new collaboration

(Relaxnews) – Shoe designer Charlotte Olympia is teaming up with Agent Provocateur on a racy new lingerie collection. The design brains behind the luxury footwear brand, Charlotte Dellal, will work on three lingerie sets and accompanying shoe designs for the lingerie house, Vogue UK reports. The pieces will incorporate Hollywood glamour, as well as her leopard print […]

15.01.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
Obama tells US to embrace time of ‘extraordinary change’

Obama tells US to embrace time of ‘extraordinary change’

By Andrew Beatty Washington, United States | AFP   – President Barack Obama on Tuesday told Americans nervous about terror and the changing economy that they should not fear the future, in a farewell State of the Union address that drew sharp contrast with Republicans. In an election-year marquee event, Obama hailed a period of “extraordinary change” laden with […]

15.01.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
PHL welcomes more US forces to ‘counter China’

PHL welcomes more US forces to ‘counter China’

By Mynardo Macaraig Manila, Philippines | AFP |  – The Philippine Supreme Court ruled Tuesday a security accord with the United States was legal, allowing more US forces into the former American colony as it seeks to counter Chinese expansion in the South China Sea. The 10-year agreement, signed in 2014 but not implemented due to legal challenges, will […]

15.01.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
PHL exports down 1.1% in November: PSA

PHL exports down 1.1% in November: PSA

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Philippine exports registered a slight drop in November 2015, the latest data on merchandise trade released by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) on Tuesday showed. The country’s shipments for the month reached $5.117 billion, down 1.1 percent down from $5.175 billion a year earlier. Electronic products, the Philippines’ top export earner, accounted […]

15.01.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Kris begs off from ‘Pilipinas Got Talent’

Kris begs off from ‘Pilipinas Got Talent’

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Kris Aquino begged off from accepting the role as juror in the new season of the reality show, “Pilipinas Got Talent.” Kris, 44, thinks it’s no longer healthy for her to accept as much projects as she used to. “Kaya daw baka ang ‘Kris TV’ (aired from Monday to Friday on ABS-CBN) […]

15.01.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Children Now, Bonta, AG join forces to help kids exposed to trauma

Children Now, Bonta, AG join forces to help kids exposed to trauma

OAKLAND, CA – This week Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) introduced AB 1644, co-sponsored by Children Now, to increase support for one of the greatest public health crises of our time: adverse childhood experiences and trauma. The bill is part of a multi-year effort to help children exposed to abuse, neglect, violence and other traumatic experiences. […]

15.01.2016 · Filled under: Local News ·
Limited edition ‘Year Of The Monkey’ collection

Limited edition ‘Year Of The Monkey’ collection

The collection features exclusive Asian tea-inspired chocolates  and kicks off the chocolatier’s 90th Anniversary New York (Jan. 11, 2016) – In celebration of Lunar New Year, legendary Belgian chocolatier GODIVA debuted the Year of the Monkey collection in North America. Building off of the success of its previous Lunar New Year collections, including last year’s […]

15.01.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Holidays, Lunar New Year, Offers, Promotions ·
Cuisia talks South China Sea tension in DC

Cuisia talks South China Sea tension in DC

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Philippine Ambassador to the United States Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. addressed issues surrounding the South China Sea and the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) in a speech to the prestigious Foreign Policy Discussion Group (FPDG) of Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, arguing that an atmosphere characterized by tension and insecurity does not bode well for economic prosperity and integration. The Ambassador outlined […]

14.01.2016 · Filled under: Local News ·
Research finds chromium supplements could carry health risks

Research finds chromium supplements could carry health risks

(Relaxnews) – A recent Australian study has found potential health risks associated with the long-term consumption of chromium supplements, as the mineral is partially converted into a cancer-causing form in cells. Chromium is an essential trace element known for its role in helping to control blood sugar when taken long term. Before reaching for chromium […]

13.01.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Madonna, Elton John honor Bowie with covers

Madonna, Elton John honor Bowie with covers

(New York-AFP) – David Bowie’s music has returned to stage after his death, with stars including Madonna and Elton John dedicating emotional tributes to the legend — by singing his songs. The British rock legend’s death on Sunday at age 69 after an undisclosed battle with cancer has triggered an outpouring of grief from fans […]

13.01.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
US counts down to record $1.5 bn jackpot

US counts down to record $1.5 bn jackpot

(New York-AFP) – What would you do with a whopping $1.5 billion? That will be the question on many Americans’ lips Wednesday, when the draw is made for the largest lottery jackpot in US history. Even after the taxman calls, the Powerball jackpot could make the lucky winner wealthier than the likes of football star […]

13.01.2016 · Filled under: Home & Garden, U.S. News ·
Amber Heard linked with ‘Aquaman’ role

Amber Heard linked with ‘Aquaman’ role

(Relaxnews) – US actress Amber Heard appears to be next in line to join Jason Momoa in 2018 superhero movie “Aquaman.” Heard is said to have been approached for an ongoing role in Warner Bros’s DC Comics adaptations, starting with “Justice League Part One” in 2017 and then “Aquaman” the following year. The DC Extended […]

13.01.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Vatican cookbook dishes on favorite papal dishes

Vatican cookbook dishes on favorite papal dishes

(Relaxnews) – Want to eat like a pope? A cookbook featuring dishes eaten at the Vatican is set to be released in English after first being released in German in 2014. In addition to shedding light on the types of meals eaten by members of the Swiss Guard — elite soldiers who protect the pope […]

13.01.2016 · Filled under: Books, Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·