Japanese kabuki set to perform in glitzy Las Vegas

Japanese kabuki set to perform in glitzy Las Vegas

(Tokyo, Japan-AFP) – Japan’s elaborate all-male kabuki theatre is heading to glitzy Las Vegas for a series of paid shows, organisers said Monday, in a bid to spread the classical Japanese art form to a global audience. Japanese film and theatre company Shochiku said it would present the “Japan Kabuki Festival” in May, including a […]

19.01.2016 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Entertainment, Film, International Stars ·
ZTE’s latest phone has an eye for security

ZTE’s latest phone has an eye for security

(Relaxnews) – The Nubia Prague S launched on Monday is packed full of premium specifications can be unlocked via an eye scan. Announced in China, where it will be initially launched with a price tag of around $365, the Nubia Prague boasts a flagship all-metal external case, a full HD 5.2-inch display and a 13-megapixle-rear-facing […]

19.01.2016 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Comelec ratifies Guanzon comment on Poe DQ case

Comelec ratifies Guanzon comment on Poe DQ case

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Taking into account the greater interest of credible elections, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) ratified and validated on Friday the comment written and submitted by Commissioner Rowena Guanzon to the Supreme Court (SC) last week in relation to the disqualification of Senator Grace Poe. The Comelec resolution also confirmed and ratified the […]

19.01.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Coco open to doing a ‘Beauty and the Bestie’ sequel

Coco open to doing a ‘Beauty and the Bestie’ sequel

Following the success of Vice Ganda’s “Beauty and the Bestie,” lead actor Coco Martin said he is open to revisiting his role as a cop for a sequel to the comedy. The 34-year-old Martin hinted: “Sa ganda po ng kinalabasan, sa ganda po ng proyekto namin – baka, baka. Kahit kami na-in love kami sa […]

19.01.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Film ·
US economy mostly growing, some areas flat: Fed report

US economy mostly growing, some areas flat: Fed report

Washington, United States | AFP |   – The US economy grew in most parts of the country, while the New York and Kansas City regions reported essentially flat growth, a closely watched Federal Reserve report showed Wednesday. The Beige Book report said that nine of the Fed’s 12 districts had reported increased economic activity that was either “moderate” or […]

19.01.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
US Supreme Court appears poised to rule against unions

US Supreme Court appears poised to rule against unions

By Sébastien Blanc Washington, United States | AFP |   – The US Supreme Court appeared likely Monday to deal a major blow to public employee unions that could see them lose millions of dollars in fees that state laws force non-union members to pay. Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Anthony Kennedy, who often holds the balance between […]

19.01.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Friends Reunited closing down

Friends Reunited closing down

(Relaxnews) – The world’s first genuine online social network is to shutter after 15 years. Before Facebook, Myspace, Bebo or Google + came Friends Reunited. A very simple online community that identified and connected people by the school, college or university they attended. Dreamed up by Julie Pankhurst while on maternity leave as a way […]

18.01.2016 · Filled under: Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Real men wear makeup: hot male beauty looks from Milan Fashion Week

Real men wear makeup: hot male beauty looks from Milan Fashion Week

(Relaxnews) – Milan Men’s Fashion Week hit the Italian style capital Friday, bringing with it not only the hottest togs for Autumn/Winter 2016, but also the biggest and boldest new male beauty trends. Here are three on-point looks from the catwalks. Long hair don’t care Yes, there were a few shaved heads here and there, […]

18.01.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
Is LA prepared to repair potholes caused by El Niño?

Is LA prepared to repair potholes caused by El Niño?

Los Angeles – Making good on his commitment to improving Los Angeles’s vast road network, City Controller Ron Galperin said his office will soon begin a follow-up audit of the Bureau of Street Services’ (BSS) pavement preservation program. The audit will assess BSS’s progress in implementing recommendations made by Galperin in his 2014 audit of […]

18.01.2016 · Filled under: Local News ·
Benefits of cheap oil will come, but not soon

Benefits of cheap oil will come, but not soon

By Virginie Montet Washington, United States | AFP |   – With petroleum investment and the manufacturing sector sagging and the stock market in free fall, many Americans are wondering when they will begin to see the benefits of cheap oil. Crude oil prices have tumbled by 70 percent since mid-2014, dropping this year below $30 a barrel, a […]

18.01.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Aquino belittles Binay lead in latest poll

Aquino belittles Binay lead in latest poll

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III on Friday belittled the lead garnered by Vice President Jejomar Binay in the latest survey of pollster Social Weather Stations (SWS) on the presidential hopefuls. “It’s a snapshot right now. Wala pa tayo sa talagang kampanya… Baka may parte na walang naalalang negative sa kasalukuyan ‘yung mga natanong. […]

18.01.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Sam Concepcion’s new album to have all original songs

Sam Concepcion’s new album to have all original songs

For 2016, Sam Concepcion would like to focus not just on acting but on music as well. Following his successful stint on the second season of “Your Face Sounds Familiar,” Concepcion, who is is part of the ABS-CBN series “You’re My Home,” revealed that he will release his new album this year. Concepcion said the […]

18.01.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Music ·
Happiness: Is it in your DNA?

Happiness: Is it in your DNA?

(Paris, France-AFP) – Happiness is a state of mind, the gurus say. Well, actually, it could be more a function of genes, the authors of an unusual scientific study asserted on Thursday. Nations whose inhabitants boast a certain gene variant, they found, had much higher self-reported happiness levels. Happiness at the national level was more […]

18.01.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Coldplay to receive ‘Godlike Genius Award’ at NME Awards 2016

Coldplay to receive ‘Godlike Genius Award’ at NME Awards 2016

(Relaxnews) – Music publication NME has announced that Coldplay are to receive the Godlike Genius Award at the NME Awards 2016. The awards will be held next month on February 17, with the band confirming that they will not only pick up the award in person, but will also perform an exclusive set of their greatest […]

18.01.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
‘Pretty in Pink’ re-release coming February

‘Pretty in Pink’ re-release coming February

(Relaxnews) – High school love story “Pretty in Pink” celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, and a special two-day showing planned for US theaters. Directed by John Hughes, and co-starring Molly Ringwald, Harry Dean Stanton and Jon Cryer, 1986 release “Pretty in Pink” pleased reviewers and audiences alike with its story of tumultuous high school […]

18.01.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
OCA 2016 Summer Internship applications are now open

OCA 2016 Summer Internship applications are now open

WASHINGTON, D.C. – OCA-Asian Pacific American Advocates is now accepting applications for its 2016 Summer Internship Program. As OCA continues with its 26th year of its signature internship program, we invite student advocates from all across the nation to apply for the opportunity to be engaged in advocacy and professional development through a national organization. “Over these past […]

17.01.2016 · Filled under: Offers, Services ·
Guerlain presents ‘La Petite Robe Noire’ makeup line

Guerlain presents ‘La Petite Robe Noire’ makeup line

(Relaxnews) – Guerlain has unveiled a new makeup range to accompany its iconic perfume inspired by the little black dress. The collection features a large selection of lip and nail colors, and is due to launch in Europe in February. Fans of the “La Petite Robe Noire” perfume will be pleased to hear that Guerlain […]

17.01.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
£150-ticket street party for Queen Elizabeth’s 90th

£150-ticket street party for Queen Elizabeth’s 90th

(London-AFP) – Queen Elizabeth II will celebrate her 90th birthday with a street party for 10,000 people outside Buckingham Palace, her grandson said Friday — although tickets will not come cheap at £150 ($215, 200 euros). Peter Phillips, the queen’s eldest grandchild and son of Princess Anne, is organising the Patron’s Lunch, which he said […]

17.01.2016 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Entertainment, International Stars, World News ·
Aquino confers Order of Sikatuna on Lopez, Salinas

Aquino confers Order of Sikatuna on Lopez, Salinas

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III has conferred the Order of Sikatuna to Philippine Ambassador to Japan Manuel M. Lopez and Philippine Ambassador to Spain Carlos C. Salinas. The two awardees were given the Rank of Grand Cross with Gold Distinction. Lopez was recognized for his “exemplary efforts” that led to the “historical elevation” […]

17.01.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
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 ·