Japan premium beef, melons get brand protection

Japan premium beef, melons get brand protection

(Tokyo, Japan-AFP) – Champagne, Melton Mowbray pork pies and Gorgonzola cheese are to be joined by Kobe beef and eye-wateringly expensive Yubari melons as protected products after Japan Tuesday granted them a special status. A total of seven products including Kobe beef and the melons from the northern of island of Hokkaido were added to […]

23.12.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining ·
Johnny Depp is 2015′s ‘Most Overpaid Actor’

Johnny Depp is 2015′s ‘Most Overpaid Actor’

(Relaxnews) – Actor Johnny Depp has been crowned this year’s Most Overpaid Actor, according to the Forbes magazine’s ranking, released Monday, December 22, 2015. The list of Hollywood’s Most Overpaid Actors is “dominated by established male leads who charge top dollar but don’t always deliver at the ticketbooth,” and the publication revealed the Depp’s recent movies returned […]

23.12.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
No season 8 for ‘Pretty Little Liars’, but a film could be on the cards, creator reveals

No season 8 for ‘Pretty Little Liars’, but a film could be on the cards, creator reveals

(Relaxnews) – “Pretty Little Liars” creator Marlene King has hinted that the sexy soap series will come to a halt after Season 7, although a follow-up movie hasn’t been ruled out yet. The series is set to return to screens for the second half of its sixth season in 2016, but King said that the seventh season […]

23.12.2015 · Filled under: News ·
SpaceX rocket landing opens ‘new door’ to space travel

SpaceX rocket landing opens ‘new door’ to space travel

(Miami, United States-AFP) – SpaceX successfully landed its powerful Falcon 9 rocket Monday for the first time, a major milestone in the drive to cut costs and waste by making rockets as reusable as airplanes. Its engines burning bright orange against the dark night sky, the Falcon 9 made a graceful arc back to Earth […]

23.12.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
PNoy signs P3.002-trillion 2016 budget

PNoy signs P3.002-trillion 2016 budget

MANILA (Mabuhay) — President Benigno Aquino III signed on Tuesday Republic Act 10717 or the P3.002-trillion national budget for 2016, the biggest fiscal appropriations on government record and the last under his six-year term. The Constitution does not allow the President to seek a second term in office. In expressing his gratitude to the members […]

23.12.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Japanese actress Maria Ozawa said she enjoyed doing her first movie in the Philippines.

Japanese actress Maria Ozawa said she enjoyed doing her first movie in the Philippines.

Ozawa is part of the Metro Manila Film Festival entry “Nilalang”, which also stars Cesar Montano and Meg Imperial. Comparing her experience in doing movies in the Philippines and Japan, she said: “Everything was new to me, totally different from Japan, from what I’ve experienced. And I love it here, [it’s] way better than Japan… […]

23.12.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, International Stars ·
The Beatles to break music streaming boycott on Christmas eve

The Beatles to break music streaming boycott on Christmas eve

(Relaxnews) – Earlier reports (via Billboard) that the world’s most famous band are set to break their streaming boycott appear to be ringing true – The Beatles will finally be available on streaming music services, from this Thursday, December 24, 2015. Re/Code cited industry sources in reporting that the British band’s music will be available for download […]

Chiz maintains lead; Robredo, Marcos tied in second place

Chiz maintains lead; Robredo, Marcos tied in second place

MANILA, Dec 23 (Mabuhay) – Senator Francis Escudero remains the front runner in the vice presidential race based on the latest Social Weather Stations survey, with his 30-percent rating in November still unchanged. Results of the voter preference poll, which was first published by BusinessWorld Wednesday, showed Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo catching up with […]

23.12.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Obama meets families of San Bernardino shooting victims

Obama meets families of San Bernardino shooting victims

San Bernardino, United States | AFP |  – President Barack Obama met late Friday with families of the victims of the San Bernardino shooting, saying they represent the strength, unity and love that exists in the United States. Obama, who was accompanied by his wife Michelle, also praised the relatives for efforts to promote tolerance in the wake of […]

21.12.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
‘Our queen still Miss Universe’: Colombian president

‘Our queen still Miss Universe’: Colombian president

Bogota, Colombia | AFP | Monday 12/21/2015 – Colombia’s president said Monday he was shocked when Miss Colombia won and then immediately lost the Miss Universe crown, and said as far as he was concerned she remained the winner. “I was watching Miss Universe with my family. We started a huge celebration when they said Colombia had won the Miss […]

21.12.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, World News ·
Holiday recipes from top Paris chefs: Lobster and Jerusalem artichokes by Christophe Saintagne at Le Meurice

Holiday recipes from top Paris chefs: Lobster and Jerusalem artichokes by Christophe Saintagne at Le Meurice

(Relaxnews) – End-of-year festivities are drawing near. This week Relaxnews provides you with recipes from top chefs in Paris to add a gourmet French touch to your Christmas menu. Today, Christophe Saintagne, who is head chef at the luxury hotel Le Meurice and will be setting off to open his own restaurant in January, gives […]

Burberry campaign stars share their Christmas memories

Burberry campaign stars share their Christmas memories

(Relaxnews) – Burberry has unveiled a behind-the-scenes Christmas video as part of its festive campaign. “The Burberry Festive Film: Christmas with the cast” sees the brand’s campaign stars comedian and TV host James Corden, supermodel Naomi Campbell and actress Julie Walters talking about their favorite Christmas memories and sharing top tips for the perfect holiday. […]

21.12.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Film, Home & Garden, International Stars, Videos ·
Five tips to get you through festive mealtimes

Five tips to get you through festive mealtimes

(Relaxnews) – 9e of year. Prevention is better than cure. Here are five tips to stop you from falling into the trap of excess. > Do some sport in the morning As you’ll be having a copious meal in the evening, you need to think about preparing early on in the day by doing some […]

Jennylyn Mercado not pressured to win back-to-back MMFF trophies

Jennylyn Mercado not pressured to win back-to-back MMFF trophies

MANILA, Dec 21 (Mabuhay) — JENNYLYN Mercado does not feel the pressure to take home the best actress trophy in the Metro Manila Film Festival for the second straight year. “Ayokong isipin yun kasi nung nakaraan e wala din namang pressure at wala din akong expectations. Sa akin, ginawa ko lang yung trabaho ko. Pinaganda […]

21.12.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Film ·
PNoy expected to visit victims of Nona, Onyok — Palace

PNoy expected to visit victims of Nona, Onyok — Palace

MANILA, Dec 21 (Mabuhay) — President Benigno Aquino III is expected to visit areas affected by Typhoons Nona and Onyok a few days before Christmas, Malacañang said Monday. “Hinahanda na ‘yung maaaring pagdalaw ng Pangulo in coordination with various agencies on the ground,” Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma, Jr. told reporters Monday. Nonetheless, Coloma said relief […]

21.12.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Senators hail Pia Wurtzbach’s Miss Universe 2015 triumph

Senators hail Pia Wurtzbach’s Miss Universe 2015 triumph

MANILA, Dec 21 (Mabuhay) – Pia Wurtzbach’s controversial win as Miss Universe 2015 drew mixed reactions even from senators who took to social media on Monday. “Serious telenovela material! @PiaWurtzbach is #missuniverse2015 after the host first announced that she was the 1st runner-up,” Senator Pia Cayetano wrote on Twitter. “Pinoys have such a sense of […]

21.12.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Achievements of young Fil-Ams cited in Dr. Jose Rizal Youth Awards

Achievements of young Fil-Ams cited in Dr. Jose Rizal Youth Awards

WASHINGTON, DC—Thirteen young, outstanding Filipino-Americans were recognized for their academic excellence and community service during the Dr. Jose Rizal Youth Awards on 17 December 2015 at the Romulo Hall of the Philippine Embassy. Now on its 23rd year, the annual award recognizes students from the elementary, high school, and undergraduate levels in the Metropolitan Washington, DC […]

21.12.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
Japan Airlines spreads ‘Peace’ around the world

Japan Airlines spreads ‘Peace’ around the world

(Relaxnews) – The Japanese flag carrier has teamed up with world-renowned GPS artist Yassan to make a truly global artistic message this festive season. Covering six continents and some 65,700 miles (105,734km) and with help from 107 people and a host of flights provided by oneworld alliance airlines, Yassan managed to use his GPS coordinates […]

21.12.2015 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Online, Videos ·
‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ rules the global box office

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ rules the global box office

(Relaxnews) – The seventh instalment of the sci-fi saga is clearly a force to be reckoned with. The Rentrak weekend global box office figures are in and the first “Star Wars” film devoid of any input from George Lucas has taken $517 million. “A box office force has awakened the global movie marketplace as Disney’s […]

21.12.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Rimmel London launches ‘London Look’ competition

Rimmel London launches ‘London Look’ competition

(Relaxnews) – Make up brand Rimmel London is searching for the next big thing in beauty vlogging with a little help from singer Rita Ora. The contest is simple and open to anyone: if you think you have the right blend of personality and make up artistry, submit an entry via video or picture. However, […]

21.12.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·