First Zika-related infant death in US reported in Texas

First Zika-related infant death in US reported in Texas

HOUSTON  (PNA/Xinhua) – The health authorities in the US State of Texas on Tuesday confirmed a Zika-related death of a newborn girl, the first of its kind in the country. Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) said that an infant in Harris County who died shortly after birth had microcephaly, linked to the Zika […]

14.08.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Peso improves vs. $ on continued US productivity slump

Peso improves vs. $ on continued US productivity slump

MANILA  (­PNA) – Continued contraction of US’ productivity in the second quarter of the year resulted to the strengthening of the Philippine peso against the greenback Wednesday. The local unit ended the day at 46.75 from 46.85 in the previous session, lifted by the report about the -0.5 percent productivity print in the world’s largest […]

14.08.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Mosquito traps laced with human scent help fight malaria

Mosquito traps laced with human scent help fight malaria

Dutch and Kenyan scientists have designed a unique mosquito trap which uses human odour to attract the malaria-carrying insects, helping cut the number of cases dramatically, researchers said Wednesday. A three-year study in Kenya found the special traps baited with synthetic smell helped to catch 70 percent of the local malaria mosquito population, and led […]

14.08.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Trump’s gun rights comments ignite firestorm

Trump’s gun rights comments ignite firestorm

WASHINGTON   (PNA/Xinhua) – US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump got embroiled in a political firestorm on Tuesday after suggesting that supporters of gun rights could take action against his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton if she wins the election. During a campaign rally in Wilmington, North Carolina, Trump repeated his claim that Clinton intends to abolish […]

14.08.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
‘Game of Thrones’ director to helm film adaptation of ‘The Nightingale’

‘Game of Thrones’ director to helm film adaptation of ‘The Nightingale’

“Game of Thrones” director Michelle MacLaren has signed on to helm TriStar’s film adaptation of Kristin Hannah’s bestselling novel “The Nightingale.” MacLaren, who has also previously worked on episodes of “The X-Files”, “Breaking Bad”, and “The Walking Dead”, will direct the World War II drama from a screenplay adapted by herself, Ann Peacock and John Sayles. The […]

14.08.2016 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Warner Bros. unveils new ‘Ocean’s Eight’ stars

Warner Bros. unveils new ‘Ocean’s Eight’ stars

Warner Bros. has revealed October as the start date for director Gary Ross’s “Ocean’s Eleven” female spinoff, and confirmed further details on its principal cast. The studio has reportedly closed deals with Anne Hathaway, singer Rihanna, Helena Bonham Carter, Mindy Kaling and Nora Lum (aka Asian-American rapper Awkwafina), in addition to already-confirmed actresses Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett for […]

14.08.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Kérastase UK taps ‘Sex and the City’ illustrator for fresh social campaign

Kérastase UK taps ‘Sex and the City’ illustrator for fresh social campaign

L’Oréal-owned hair brand Kérastase UK has tapped renowned illustrator Megan Hess for its latest social media campaign. Hess — who has previously worked for the likes of Chanel, Dior and Givenchy, and illustrated Candace Bushnell’s “Sex and the City” books — will help promote Kérastase’s Fusio-Dose, a series of five-minute in-salon professional hair treatments, via […]

14.08.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Lifestyle ·
Karylle temporarily leaves ‘It’s Showtime’

Karylle temporarily leaves ‘It’s Showtime’

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Karylle will be temporarily leaving “It’s Showtime” for an undisclosed amount of time, the singer-host announced. Karylle, who has been a host of the popular noontime program since 2010, explained that she will be part of a television series entitled “Private Investigator” in Singapore, and that filming will begin soon. She will […]

14.08.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Senators urge public not to take Duterte’s martial law statement seriously

Senators urge public not to take Duterte’s martial law statement seriously

By Jelly F. Musico MANILA  (PNA) – Senators on Wednesday urged the public not to take seriously the statement of President Rodrigo Duterte that he will declare martial law if Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno will continue to interfere in his intensified fight against illegal drugs. ”I don’t think people should be alarmed because when […]

14.08.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Sandiganbayan OKs Junjun Binay’s request to fly to US

Sandiganbayan OKs Junjun Binay’s request to fly to US

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The Sandiganbayan has granted the request of former Makati City Mayor Jejomar Erwin “Junjun” Binay to leave the country on Sunday to bring his daughter to a medical specialist in the United States. The court, however, ordered Binay to post a travel bond of P608,000 to guarantee his faithful compliance with the […]

14.08.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Campaign Promoting Benefits Of U.S. Citizenship Targets Asian Immigrants, Fastest Growing Immigrant Population

Campaign Promoting Benefits Of U.S. Citizenship Targets Asian Immigrants, Fastest Growing Immigrant Population

Eligible immigrants strongly urged to take the first step now to have a chance of becoming a U.S. citizen before November election   Over 300,000 Asian immigrants in L.A. County currently eligible to naturalize and become a U.S. Citizen LOS ANGELES – Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA), in close partnership with community-based organizations and […]

13.08.2016 · Filled under: Local News, Promotions, Services ·
Why the South China Sea could be the key to winning in swing states

Why the South China Sea could be the key to winning in swing states

Quick, what do Vietnamese and Filipino Americans have in common? If you said that both communities hail from Southeast Asia, you’d be right. But the commonalities don’t stop there. Both communities also have sizable numbers of naturalized citizens, many of who are casting wary eyes on China’s ongoing aggression in the South China Sea.  For Democratic […]

12.08.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
This summer’s hottest frozen cocktail: the frosé

This summer’s hottest frozen cocktail: the frosé

After Vogue and Bon Appetit magazines declared 2016 the summer of the frosé, backyard barbecues and neighborhood bars have been serving up tray-loads of blush-pink slushies to sun-soakers. If you haven’t heard of it already, here’s the lowdown on the hot cocktail trend: summertime’s favorite wine, rosé, is frozen, spiked with pureed strawberries or strawberry […]

12.08.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining ·
Jourdan Dunn cast in latest Kate Spade New York campaign

Jourdan Dunn cast in latest Kate Spade New York campaign

The luxury fashion and accessories brand has enlisted a number of talented personalities from different backgrounds to front its fall 2016 campaign. British model Jourdan Dunn features as the star of her own cabaret show, giving the collection a bohemian, romantic feel. For its fall 2016 campaign, Kate Spade New York has called on not […]

12.08.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
A tour of the world’s most enticing Brazilian restaurants for those who can’t make it to Rio

A tour of the world’s most enticing Brazilian restaurants for those who can’t make it to Rio

Not all Olympics fans will be lucky enough to go to Brazil. As an alternative, try its cuisine at one of the four popular restaurants we’ve picked out for you from around the world.  > Paris, France Maloka As Oka restaurant moves to the 5th district of Paris at the end of November, Rio de […]

12.08.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining ·
Aston Martin teams up with menswear retailer Hackett for luxury collection

Aston Martin teams up with menswear retailer Hackett for luxury collection

Luxury British carmaker Aston Martin and menswear retailer Hackett have announced a new, long-term global partnership, with the first manifestation of the tie-up to debut as an exclusive joint fashion collection next month. The collaborative Autumn/Winter 2016 capsule collection, dubbed “Aston Martin by Hackett” ties in with the reveal of Aston Martin’s highly anticipated DB11, […]

12.08.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Motoring ·
Delayed release date for Daniel Espinosa’s sci-fi film ‘Life’

Delayed release date for Daniel Espinosa’s sci-fi film ‘Life’

Sony Pictures has pushed back the release date for Daniel Espinosa’s sci-fi movie ”Life”, with the film now slated to debut on Memorial Day weekend, May 26, 2017. The film, which stars like Ryan Reynolds, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Rebecca Ferguson, was originally set for a March 24, 2017 release date, but wil now go head-to-head with the next instalment […]

12.08.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Palace says no definite date yet set for Marcos burial

Palace says no definite date yet set for Marcos burial

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella on Thursday clarified no definite date yet has been set for the burial of the late President Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani. ”There is no definite date as of now,” Abella said in a press briefing in Malacanang. According to reports, the Marcos family is […]

12.08.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Lovi still a Kapuso

Lovi still a Kapuso

Actress Lovi Poe has signed up another three-year exclusive contract with GMA Network, Inc. “I’m just happy na nandito ako ngayon. Nagpapasalamat ako dahil palagi nila akong binibigyan ng opportunity to work on what I’m really passionate about, which is acting,” said Lovi who’s been a Kapuso for 10 years now. Lovi will topbill the […]

12.08.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Disney World introduces first Latin-inspired princess Elena of Avalor to park visitors

Disney World introduces first Latin-inspired princess Elena of Avalor to park visitors

Look out Elsa and Anna, there’s a new Disney princess in town. And she’s fast becoming a crowd favorite. Princess Elena of Avalor made her debut at Walt Disney World Resort this week, where the royal family’s newest member will be introduced to visitors through live performances several times a day at Magic Kingdom Park. […]

12.08.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment ·