Articles By Vittorio Hernandez

Tony Abbott, Shinzo Abe

From Politics & Policy Jul 09

UK Conservative Party Finds Tony Abbott’s Plan to Repeal Carbon Tax Appalling & Endangering Future; Crossbenchers Agree to Support Repeal

While Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott may have won crossbenchers to his side to rush the repeal of the Labor government's carbon tax, he was condemned in the international arena for his move to remove the tax.

Stockton Police Department photo shows Jeremy Meeks, 30, arrested on June 18, 2014 in a gang crackdown in a crime-ridden area of Stockton, California

From Law Jul 09

Court Sends Handsome Felon Jeremy Meeks to Federal Custody, Could Lead to Longer Prison Term

Handsome felon Jeremy Meeks was turned over to federal custody on Tuesday after he appeared in a Stockton court briefly, wearing an orange prison jumpsuit and handcuffs.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. (L) of the U.S. punches at Marcos Maidana of Argentina during their WBC/WBA welterweight unification fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, May 3, 2014. REUTERS/Steve Marcus

From Sports Jul 09

Boxing News 2014: Like Pacquiao, Mayweather Could Be Hit by IRS If He Pushes With New York Licence for Maidana Rematch

Unbeaten American boxer Floyd Mayweather had previously rejected the growing clamour for a match with Filipino champion Manny Pacquiao. One of the reasons he cited was that the eight-division title holder is only using him to raise money for his tax problems with the Philippine government.

Signing of Australia-Japan FTA

From Economy Jul 09

Australia-Japan Ink Free Trade Agreement; Opens $5 Trillion Market

Visiting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed on Tuesday a free trade agreement with Australia, which opens Japan's $5 trillion market to the Land Down Under.

Drone

From Tech Jul 08

FAA Shots Down Drone Use for Real Estate Industry

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is keeping the real estate industry on the ground, literally. The FAA filed for an appeal after a U.S. judge early this year, 2014, struck down its ban on commercial use of drones. The FAA warned real estate brokers they could face up to $10,000 in fine if they violate the ban.

Breakfast

From Entertainment Jul 08

Latest Ratings Name ABC Broadcaster Red Symons as King of Breakfast Radio with 17.2% Share

The latest ratings released on Tuesday, July 8, named ABC broadcaster Red Symons as Melbourne's new king of breakfast radio. He overtook two long-time breakfast radio hosts by getting 17.2 per cent share.

Tony Abbott

From Politics & Policy Jul 08

New Aussie Senator Jacqui Lambie Finally Meets Psychotic Politician-cum-PM; Crossbenchers Side With Opposition & Greens in Pushing for a Climate Change Debate

The newbie senator of the Australian Parliament, Jacqui Lambie from the Palmer United Party, finally met on Monday the man she just described as a psychotic politician, Prime Minister Tony Abbott.

Stockton Police Department photo shows Jeremy Meeks, 30, arrested on June 18, 2014 in a gang crackdown in a crime-ridden area of Stockton, California

From Law Jul 08

Handsome Felon Jeremy Meeks Rejects $100,000 Porn Offer; Mum Seeks Public Help in Raising $900,000 Bail

Here is bad news for the female and gay admirers of Jeremy Meeks, the Internet's latest sensation. They would not likely see the unclothed body or the private body parts of the most handsome felon.

Snake Eats Crocodile after a Battle in Australia

From Science Jul 08

Croc in NSW Zoo Bites Hand of Caretaker Who Feeds it Daily as 60 Horrified Visitors Watch

The adage that condemns a person who bites the hand the feeds him is applicable to what a saltwater crocodile at the Shoahaven Zoo in New South Wales did to its caretaker on Sunday noon.

WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. of the U.S. poses on the scale during an official weigh-in at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, May 2, 2014. Mayweather faces WBA welterweight champion Marcos Maidana of Argentina in a WBC/WBA

From Sports Jul 08

Boxing News 2014: Another Mayweather Douses Cold Water on Pacman-Money May Bout

Another Mayweather is dousing cold water on the so-called dream match between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. Jeff Mayweather, another uncle of Money May, thinks there is little chance that the bout would ever take place despite renewed interest after an Arab prince promised to make the match happen in Dubai in 2015.