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  • McDonald's loses Big Mac EU trademark battle

    January 16, 2019 2:51 AM 416

    Ireland's Supermac accuses McDonald's of 'trademark bullying, registering brand names which are simply stored away in a war chest to use against future competitors' DUBLIN, Ireland –Irish fast food chain Supermac's announced Tuesday, January 15 it had won a European Union battle against global giant McDonald's over the use of the Big Mac and Mc trademarks

  • Stephen King steps in to save Maine paper's book reviews

    January 15, 2019 4:01 AM 215

    NEW YORK, USA – When Stephen King's local newspaper, under financial pressure, announced it would cut regional book reviews, the horror author swooped in – and managed to save the section with just a few tweets. The story began on Friday, January 11 when King shared that The Portland Press Herald, a prominent newspaper in his home state of Maine, would

  • Miss Universe Jamaica 2014 finalist Zandra Bailey dies after battling lupus

    January 15, 2019 1:42 AM 218

    Zandra Bailey was diagnosed with lupus in 2012 Zandra Bailey, who competed in the Miss Universe Jamaica pageant in 2014, was diagnosed with the condition in 2012. She died in a hospital in New York where she has been staying for a few weeks. Miss Universe Jamaica 2014 Kaci Fennell, who won 4th runner-up in the pageant in Miami that year, took to Instagram

  • French required to strip to watch 'nudist drama' on stage

    January 11, 2019 6:36 AM 110

    Would you dare to bare? The 'nudist' stage play in Paris insists that theatergoers 'bare it all' for the one-night-only showing The show, which will play at the Palais des Glaces on January 20, 2019, is about a brother and sister who find themselves on opposing sides of prickly social issues. The theater's management insist that the audience must strip

  • Poet Tita Lacambra Ayala dies

    January 9, 2019 4:39 PM 137

    Tita Lacambra Ayala, the poet much loved from Ilocos Norte to Davao City, dies at of pneumonia on Wednesday, January 9. Tita Lacambra Ayala, the poet much loved from Ilocos Norte to Davao City, died at 10:37 pm Wednesday, January 9, while combatting pneumonia in Davao City. She just turned 88 last January 2. She is the mother of Joey Ayala, singer Cynthia

  • Top US court upholds California foie gras ban

    January 8, 2019 2:28 AM 134

    WASHINGTON, USA – The US Supreme Court upheld California's foie gras ban on Monday, January 7, ending a long legal battle between animal rights activists and defenders of the delicacy. The highest US court rejected an appeal filed by foie gras producers against a law prohibiting the sale of products obtained from force-feeding geese or duck to enlarge

  • Tribes, groups vie for P1.7M in Kalibo's Ati-Atihan festival

    January 6, 2019 2:18 AM 120

    The festival organizer is expecting around 4,500 drummers and dancers to participate in the 2019 Sadsad Ati-Atihan contest AKLAN, Philippines – A total of P1.758 million will be given to winners of the 2019 Sadsad Ati-Atihan contest, as part of a festival to honor Señor Santo Niño de Kalibo this January. Tribes in the "tribal big" category will get the lion's

  • How to start achieving common New Year's resolutions

    December 31, 2018 2:00 AM 122

    New year, new you? It’s time to do something about those resolutions. Is it your habit to list resolutions every new year only to realize they’re simply wishes and not goals? We always look forward to a better version of ourselves when a new year comes and the common resolutions we say are the following: I want to be healthy, I will save money, I hope to do something

  • Mak Tumang is getting inquiries from other Miss Universe franchises

    December 31, 2018 1:21 AM 122

    The Pampangueño designer collaborated with Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray to craft the breathtaking gowns she wore during the pageant PAMPANGA, Philippines – Filipinos aren’t the only ones impressed with Pampangueño designer Mak Tumang’s flair for crafting gowns that not only look good on the catwalk, but also tell a story. The young fashion designer

  • IN PHOTOS: Tokyo's Sanrio Puroland is a 'Hello Kitty' fan’s paradise

    December 29, 2018 12:00 PM 133

    Meet Hello Kitty and friends in Sanrio’s indoor theme park in west Tokyo TOKYO, Japan – Sanrio’s cute cast of characters from Hello Kitty to Gudetama have been loved by generations. For every kid and kid-at-heart, Tokyo has the perfect and kawaii-est place to enjoy the company of these beloved figures: Puroland. Located in Tama, somewhere in the western