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Top of The Morning: Manila Zoo Is Up For RenovationCity officials plan to turn it a "modern urban zoo."
1. Manila Zoo is up for renovation
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The Manila City government is setting up Manila Zoo for renovation and development. Albert Dichavez, director of the Manila Parks and Recreation Bureau, said in an interview for news channel ANC that they’re looking to make it a modern urban zoo, with bigger and more organized enclosures for the animal residents like Manny the Elephant. Other innovations such as a walk-in reptile and aviary will be added. After the renovation, Manila Zoo will still be owned by the government, but will be managed by a private entity. (abs-cbnnews.com)ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
2. Justin Timberlake shares son’s first photos!
Singer actor Justin Timberlake’s son five-month-old Silas stole the spotlight when his father recently guested in "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon". The doting dad showed snapshots of Silas with him and his wife actress Jessica Biel—and they are too cute not to share! “[Being a dad] is the most insanely amazing, most beautiful, unbelievable thing that can ever happen to you,” he said. These are probably the first few photos of Silas’s photos where his adorable-ness is in full display since his parents welcomed him into the world last April. (people.com)
3. New York to require salt warnings in resto menus
New York City officials voted to require eateries to put a first-of-its-kind salt warning symbol on dishes such as sandwiches, movie-theater pretzels, and even milkshakes and salads. This initiative is a new step to push for healthier eating habits. The eateries are now required to put salt-shaker emblems on menus to mark the dishes which contain more than the recommended daily sodium intake of 2,300 milligrams, or a teaspoon. An average American consumes about 3,400 milligram of salt daily. Too much salt raises the risk high blood pressure and heart disease, the leading cause of death in the U.S. (yahoo.com)ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
4. McDonalds is switching to using cage-free eggs
The popular fast food chain is pumping up its changes for a healthier menu. McDonalds will transition to using eggs from cage-free hens in its branches in North America over the next decade. The move promises to push and fast-track egg producers to improve animal welfare. “Our decision to source only cage-free eggs reinforces the focus we place on food quality and our menu to meet and exceed our customers’ expectations,” said McDonald’s USA President Mike Andres in a press release. (time.com)
5. Bridget Jones is coming back to the big screen—and she’s going to be a mom!
“Bridget Jones’ Baby,” a working title, will start filming in the U.K. this October, a representative for Universal Pictures confirms. The first film in the franchise, "Bridget Jones’ Diary," was released in 2001 and is based on a novel of the same title written by Helen Fielding. A sequel “Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason” was released in 2004. The director of the first film Sharon Maguire will take the helm once again, and actor Patrick Dempsey has been rumored to join original stars Renee Zellweger and Colin Firth. (people.com)ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW