Bullying at school: ‘children can redirect insults to their advantage”

Bullying at school: ‘children can redirect insults to their advantage”

French therapist and author Emmanuelle Piquet sees some 2,000 children each year who are victims of bullying at school. Ten years ago, she founded France’s Chagrin Scolaire centers, which work to help children face up to bullies and deal with schoolyard confrontation. Kids learn defense strategies in a course of three sessions, based on role-play activities. Is […]

19.09.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
French foie gras industry struggling after bird flu scare

French foie gras industry struggling after bird flu scare

France’s foie gras industry is struggling with the fallout of a bird flu scare that has led to a 25 percent drop in production of the controversial delicacy. Jean-Jacques Caspari of the foie gras industry association CIFOG warned Tuesday of shortages and soaring prices that were likely to last even beyond this year’s festive season. […]

29.06.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
Euro 2016 host cities: things to see and do in Bordeaux

Euro 2016 host cities: things to see and do in Bordeaux

After being picked to host the 2016 UEFA European Championship, which runs June 10 to July 10, France will be welcoming soccer fans to matches in 10 of its cities. In Bordeaux, players and supporters will be heading to games at the Matmut Atlantique stadium. Here’s a look at a few things awaiting fans of […]

06.06.2016 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Food & Dining, Sports & Recreation ·
Gazmin, French ambassador sign arrangement for defense cooperation

Gazmin, French ambassador sign arrangement for defense cooperation

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Department of National Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin and French Ambassador Thierry Mathou formally signed on May 11 the arrangement which will serve as framework of defense cooperation between the Philippines and France. The two countries have been negotiating for the defense arrangement since 2014, DND spokesperson Dr. Peter Paul Galvez said in […]

14.05.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Bugs are recipe for success for French pasta maker

Bugs are recipe for success for French pasta maker

An artisanal pasta-maker in northeastern France is struggling to meet demand after adding a crunchy, protein-rich ingredient to the noodles: insects. “The name of the ingredient may be a turnoff, but it’s really delicious, especially with game meat,” smiles Alain Limon as he spreads cricket-flavoured fusilli on a drying rack. Limon, 52, is the only […]

02.03.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
World’s top nature photos to be projected onto St Peter’s

World’s top nature photos to be projected onto St Peter’s

(Vatican City-AFP) – Images by some of the world’s greatest environmental photographers will be projected onto Saint Peter’s Basilica next week in solidarity with the climate change talks in Paris, the Vatican said Friday. From Brazilian Sebastiao Salgado to France’s Yann Arthus Bertrand and Britain’s Steve McCurry, photographers with a passion for the natural world […]

05.12.2015 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Entertainment, Environment ·
Eiffel Tower reopens three days after Paris attacks

Eiffel Tower reopens three days after Paris attacks

(Paris, France-AFP) – The Eiffel Tower reopened on Monday, three days after closing because of the wave of terror attacks on Paris. The iconic tower — like monuments the world over following the deadly jihadist attacks on Paris — will be lit up in the French national colours blue, red and white from sundown, its […]

17.11.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, World News ·
Hollande vows to destroy IS after Paris attacks

Hollande vows to destroy IS after Paris attacks

By Eric Randolph and Clare Byrne Paris, France | AFP |   – French President Francois Hollande vowed to destroy the Islamic State group on Monday after its atrocities in Paris, promising tough new anti-terror measures at home and intensified bombing of Syria. France and Belgium staged dozens of raids on suspected extremists as the […]

17.11.2015 · Filled under: World News ·
Storm surges amped by rain increase US flood risk: study

Storm surges amped by rain increase US flood risk: study

By Marlowe Hood Paris, France (AFP)   – Sea storm surges amplified by heavy rain are a greater flood threat to US coastal cities than previously understood, and are occurring more frequently according to a study published Monday. The number of such “compound” events “has increased significantly over the past century,” said a paper in […]

02.08.2015 · Filled under: Environment, U.S. News ·
Australia, pyramids among Chinese travelers’ favorite countries and landmarks

Australia, pyramids among Chinese travelers’ favorite countries and landmarks

(Relaxnews) – Australia is the most popular dream destination among Chinese travelers in 2015, while the pyramids of Egypt has emerged as the most popular landmark they’d like to see before they die, according to a new report on the Chinese travel trends. In the fourth edition of the Chinese International Travel Monitor report by […]

22.07.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden ·
PHL gets G7’s back in China dispute

PHL gets G7’s back in China dispute

Manila, Philippines (AFP)   – The Philippines Sunday welcomed reports that the G7 summit would express concern about unilateral efforts to assert sovereignty claims in the disputed South China Sea. Regional alarm is growing at moves by China aggressively to stake its claim to most of the sea, including a large-scale island-building programme. The United […]

09.06.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
France and the US are world’s top markets for rosé wine

France and the US are world’s top markets for rosé wine

(Relaxnews) – The world’s leading producer and consumer of rosé wines, France is not the only country to succumb to the fruity and floral notes of this summery beverage. According to a study published by FranceAgriMer on Thursday, April 16, the popularity of rosé wines is on the rise around the globe, and the US […]

17.04.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Diane Kruger is the new face of Martell Cognac

Diane Kruger is the new face of Martell Cognac

(Relaxnews) – To mark its 300th anniversary, Martell has chosen the German-born film star who honed her skills in France as its latest ambassador. Kruger will be helping the company to celebrate its ‘tricentenaire’ via a host of high-profile campaigns and promotions, the most important of which, the Martell France 300 aims to identify 300 […]

15.04.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, International Stars ·
France’s 2nd artificial heart recipient says ‘recovered’

France’s 2nd artificial heart recipient says ‘recovered’

(Paris, France-AFP) – A man who in August became the second person in France to receive a much-hyped new-generation artificial heart said in his first interview Sunday he had “recovered”, to the point of going on bike rides. The 69-year-old man, who wishes to remain anonymous, was terminally ill with a heart condition when he […]

08.04.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Science & Technology ·
Chocolate or fruit-filled, the éclair emerges as a global food trend

Chocolate or fruit-filled, the éclair emerges as a global food trend

(Relaxnews) – Through March 22, pastry shops all over France are celebrating “La Quinzaine de l’éclair,” a fortnight in honor of the elongated custard-filled dessert. Participating chefs will serve three special éclairs in their shops: hazelnut praline, chocolate cherry and caramel apple. But France isn’t the only place where the éclair is in the limelight […]

23.03.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
President Aquino says Philippines, France share same principles in building a peaceful nation

President Aquino says Philippines, France share same principles in building a peaceful nation

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – President Benigno S. Aquino III on Thursday pledged support for the people of France in building a peaceful nation by upholding human dignity and promoting the rule of law. In his toast during the state dinner in honor of visiting French President François Hollande at the Rizal Hall of Malacañang Palace, President […]

02.03.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Erotic ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ starts worldwide rollout

Erotic ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ starts worldwide rollout

(Paris-AFP) – “Fifty Shades of Grey”, the long-anticipated movie version of the bestselling erotic novel, began its worldwide rollout on Wednesday, with sex-savvy France one of the first to catch a glimpse. The film, starring Jamie Dornan as a billionaire with a penchant for S&M and Dakota Johnson as a virginal student who falls under […]

12.02.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Valentine's Day ·
EU tourism hits record in 2014

EU tourism hits record in 2014

(Brussels-AFP) – The European Union attracted a record number of tourists in 2014, with visits to France leading the bloc, official data showed on Thursday. Last year tourists spent 2.7 billion nights in tourist accommodations across the EU’s 28 countries, the Eurostat data agency said, up 1.7 percent from 2013. France still came top of […]

29.01.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden ·
Could Julianne Moore finally win Oscar for ‘Alice’?

Could Julianne Moore finally win Oscar for ‘Alice’?

(Los Angeles-AFP) – Julianne Moore scored her fifth Oscar nomination Thursday — and some say her role as a professor with early onset Alzheimer’s disease in “Still Alice” could finally bring her a golden statuette. In her latest movie, the radiant 54-year-old redhead plays a woman who has everything — love, children and a career, […]

17.01.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Bocuse d’Or to evaluate chefs’ green credentials for the first time

Bocuse d’Or to evaluate chefs’ green credentials for the first time

(Relaxnews) – In its 15th edition, the prestigious culinary competition will present chefs with a new challenge, reflecting the eco-friendly direction their profession is taking. Candidates for the coveted Bocuse d’Or will be evaluated according to how well they limit waste during the competition in Lyon, France on January 27 and 28. It’s the world’s […]

13.01.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
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