South by South Lawn, a new event for innovators, hosted at the White House

South by South Lawn, a new event for innovators, hosted at the White House

Earlier this year, President Obama traveled to South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin for a conversation on civic engagement. He participated in a Q&A with Evan Smith, CEO and Editor-in-Chief of the Texas Tribune, at the Long Center for Performing Arts on March 11, 2016. This excursion has inspired a Washington DC adaptation, called South by South Lawn, […]

04.09.2016 · Filled under: Art, Entertainment, Film, Home & Garden, Music, Science & Technology ·
Obama honors Fil-Am legacy in US defense, labor movement

Obama honors Fil-Am legacy in US defense, labor movement

White House event kicks off Fil-Am History Month By Nimfa U. Rueda LOS ANGELES – President Obama this week honored Filipino-Americans who “helped build and defend” the United States at the first ever celebration of Filipino-American History Month at the White House. In a message that was read before some 200 Fil-Am elected officials and […]

12.10.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Happenings, Local News ·
Philippine delegation tells PHL reform story in the American heartland

Philippine delegation tells PHL reform story in the American heartland

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The exciting reform story of the Philippine economy headlined the Doing Business with the Philippines Forum held at the World Trade Center Kansas City on 28 September 2015. Philippine Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. led an economic diplomacy delegation that briefed corporate executives and entrepreneurs from the Greater Kansas City Area, which encompasses […]

05.10.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
PHL natural, organic products in largest east coast trade show

PHL natural, organic products in largest east coast trade show

WASHINGTON, DC – The rising demand for natural and organic products in the United States is creating a growing market for Philippine agricultural products. Nine Philippine companies will be joining the Natural Products Expo East from September 17 to 19, 2015 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Maryland. The trade show is the largest natural, organic, and healthy products […]

08.09.2015 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
Incoming USAID Mission Director reaffirms strong partnership with PHL

Incoming USAID Mission Director reaffirms strong partnership with PHL

WASHINGTON, DC — In a meeting at the Philippine Embassy in Washington D.C. on  01 September, Dr. Susan K. Brems—the incoming Mission Director of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) for the Philippines, Pacific Islands and Mongolia—reaffirmed the strong development partnership between the Philippine Government  and USAID. Dr. Brems is a career member of the […]

04.09.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
Zoos: 5 star animals to photograph on your holidays

Zoos: 5 star animals to photograph on your holidays

(Relaxnews) – Two years after giving birth for the first time, the Smithsonian National Zoo’s female panda made headlines last weekend by giving birth to two more offspring. This is great news for the panda world as conception in captivity remains rather rare. Barely a few days old and already stars in their own right, […]

26.08.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Environment ·
New York Conference promotes PHL as premier investment destination

New York Conference promotes PHL as premier investment destination

WASHINGTON, DC  – Investments in people, infrastructure and reforms have transformed the Philippines into a prime destination for foreign capital in recent years, according to Philippine Finance Secretary Cesar V. Purisima, who was one of the keynote speakers at the Economic Briefing and Investment Conference held on 26 June 2015 at Goldman Sachs in New […]

29.06.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
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 ·
Kin of Fallen 44 won’t get US reward: official

Kin of Fallen 44 won’t get US reward: official

WASHINGTON, DC (Mabuhay) – Who will get the US$5 million reward for the death of Malaysian bomb-maker Zulkifli bin Hir, alias Marwan? According to the police attaché at the Philippine Embassy in Washington DC, only civilian informants are eligible for the bounty offered by the US government. “It is not the [Special Action Force]. As […]

11.02.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
Around the world in 8 Christmas trees

Around the world in 8 Christmas trees

(Relaxnews) – ‘Tis the season to pull out the Christmas lights, but if you’re in need of inspiration as to how to decorate your tree then look no further than the world’s major cities, which have been busy trying to outdo one another with their festive displays for 2014. Brazil is a nation that knows […]

07.12.2014 · Filled under: Art, Christmas, Destinations, Entertainment, Holidays, Home & Garden, Photos ·
Musicians may have an edge when it comes to long-term memory

Musicians may have an edge when it comes to long-term memory

(Relaxnews) – Psychology researchers have literally looked inside the minds of musicians and established what could be the first link between music expertise and advantages in long-term memory. “Musically trained people are known to process linguistic materials a split second faster than those without training, and previous research also has shown musicians have advantages in […]

21.11.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Health & Fitness, Music ·
Lonely Planet releases its picks for the top destinations in 2015

Lonely Planet releases its picks for the top destinations in 2015

(Relaxnews) – Travel experts at Lonely Planet have gazed into their crystal balls and come up with lists of the top 10 cities, regions and countries to visit in 2015, giving top nods to Singapore, Washington DC, and the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey. Destinations that made the cut for Lonely Planet’s latest, “Best in Travel […]

21.10.2014 · Filled under: Books, Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Dreamy blossoms in Bottega Veneta campaign by Ryan McGinley

Dreamy blossoms in Bottega Veneta campaign by Ryan McGinley

(Relaxnews) – American art photographer Ryan McGinley has shot Bottega Veneta’s latest campaign for the men’s and women’s Resort 2015 collections on location in the New York Botanical Garden. McGinley is the latest photographer to take on the collaboration with the Italian luxury brand, with previous talents including Pieter Hugo, Collier Schorr and Nan Goldin, […]

02.10.2014 · Filled under: Art, Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Home & Garden ·
Designs revealed for Washington DC’s first elevated park

Designs revealed for Washington DC’s first elevated park

(Relaxnews) – Four shortlisted designs for Washington DC’s first elevated parkway have been revealed, and the competition is asking the public for feedback. “11th Street Bridge Park” will be built on the foundations of an old freeway bridge spanning the Anacostia River. Pritzker Prize winner Rem Koolhaas’s firm OMA is amongst the shortlisted firms, for […]

13.09.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Environment, Home & Garden ·
Pharrell Williams’s hat to go on show at the Newseum

Pharrell Williams’s hat to go on show at the Newseum

(Relaxnews) – The hat that sparked a social media sensation when worn by Pharrell Williams to the Grammy Awards earlier this year is now set to go on display at the Newseum, Washington DC. Designed by Vivienne Westwood, the “Buffalo Hat” proved to be such a talking point that the singer later sold it on […]

Fiction helps build empathy in children, says researcher

Fiction helps build empathy in children, says researcher

(Relaxnews) – At the American Psychological Association’s 122nd Annual Convention, which wrapped up the week in Washington, DC, York University psychologist Raymond Mar led a presentation on the important and oft forgotten role of narrative fiction, highlighting its ability to instill empathy. Taking into account the opinions of others, anticipating their reactions and realizing their […]

18.08.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Chick-fil-A surpasses KFC as dominant fast food chicken chain in the US

Chick-fil-A surpasses KFC as dominant fast food chicken chain in the US

(Relaxnews) – It’s the fast food chicken chain that most consumers outside the US have never heard of. But inside America, the wild popularity of family-owned chain Chick-fil-A has been identified as a threat to major fast food behemoths like McDonald’s and has even surpassed chicken giant KFC. The title of a recently released market […]

17.07.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Girls who are told they’re ‘fat’ are more likely to become obese

Girls who are told they’re ‘fat’ are more likely to become obese

(Relaxnews) – Girls who were told they were fat at the age of 10 are more likely to be obese at the age of 19, according to the results of a new US study. The findings out of the University of Los Angeles California underscore the importance of refraining from making flippant fat comments to […]

30.04.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
California Pacific, San Francisco, RNs Say ‘Yes’ to CNA

California Pacific, San Francisco, RNs Say ‘Yes’ to CNA

Despite anti-union pressure, RNs vote by 52% for union Resisting a heavy-handed pressure campaign by their employer and frontline managers, registered nurses at California Pacific Medical Center’s Pacific campus, Sutter Health’s largest hospital in San Francisco, have voted to join the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United. The final count, in a secret ballot, mail campaign […]

18.12.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
Filipino-American Community Pitches in Relief Efforts

Filipino-American Community Pitches in Relief Efforts

Washington, DC–While people in the Visayas are starting to get back on their feet in the wake of super typhoon Yolanda which hit the Philippines on November 9, Filipinos in the US are doing what they can to help kababayans affected by the typhoon. The US Philippines Society, a private sector initiative organized to broaden […]

13.11.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
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