Articles By Vittorio Hernandez

People stand near part of the wreckage of a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777

From Companies Jul 18

Last Nail on MH: Analyst Says Malaysian Airlines Has Weak Chances of Getting Out of Financial Rut as Tragedy Strikes 2nd Time in 4 Months

Even before Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 disappeared mysteriously on March 8, 2014, the embattled air carrier was already struggling financially. The incident worsened the airline's financial standing as passengers, scared by what happened, cancelled bookings, while the company had to shoulder...

U.S. television and radio personality Casey Kasem

From Tech Jul 18

Elastic Vocal Cords Secret to Great Radio Voice, Says Aussie Researchers

A study by University of Sydney speech researchers explains the very distinct voice of radio broadcasters to their elastic vocal cords. That means their cords close faster than the average person.

Pedestrians walk past a David Jones department store in central Melbourne in this September 24, 2009 file photo. South African retailer Woolworths Holdings Ltd is set to buy Australia's second-largest department store David Jones for $2 billion, trum

From Companies Jul 18

Court Approves $2.2B Sale of David Jones to South Africa’s Woolworths

The Sydney Federal Court approved on Thursday the $2.2 billion sale of Australian department store David Jones to Woolworths Holdings of South Africa. The go signal came after shareholders of the second-largest department store in the country approved the sale on Monday.

A employee walks by a meat cooler in the grocery section of a Sam's Club during a media tour in Bentonville, Arkansas June 5, 2014.

From Companies Jul 18

Aussies Enjoy Free Grocery Due to Woolworths Glitch That Priced Items Below 10 as Free

A computer glitch hit Australian grocery giant Woolworths on Thursday afternoon, causing scanners to charge as free items with price tags below $10.

Jul 14, 2014; New York, NY, USA; Floyd Mayweather Jr. reacts during press conference at Times Square.

From Sports Jul 18

Boxing New 2014: Mayweather Wins Over Pacquiao, But Only for ESPY Best Fighter Award

It's official! Floyd Mayweather Jr beat Manny Pacquiao. Not in the ring but on stage at the Nokia Center in Los Angeles, California.

Tony Abbott

From Politics & Policy Jul 18

Australia Repeals Carbon Tax Law; Labor Promises to Revive Levy

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott finally fulfilled his campaign promise on Thursday, July 18, to repeal Julia Gillard's carbon tax law. To do that after two years when the tax was collected, the PM had the backing of the new crossbenchers in the Senate, along with the Palmer United Party.

Jul 14, 2014; New York, NY, USA; Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Marcos Maidana (right) promote their upcoming welterweight rematch during a press conference at Times Square.

From Sports Jul 17

Boxing News 2014: Mayweather Senior Confirms May 2015 Bout of Son vs Pacquiao, Eyes 2 Million PPV Buys

The two pound-for-pound kings finally announced their opponents in their Sept 13 and Nov 22 bouts, with Floyd Mayweather opting for a rematch with Argentinean boxer Marcos Maidana and Manny Pacquiao picking WBO junior welterweight champion Chris Algieri.

Manny Pacquiao Ruled The MGM Grand Arena

From Sports Jul 17

Boxing News 2014: Chris Algieri Agrees to Fight Manny Pacquiao on Nov 22 in Macau

New WBO junior welterweight title holder Chris Algieri accepted the offer of eight-division title holder Manny Pacquiao to fight him in the latter's defense of his WBO welterweight belt on Nov 22 at the Cotai Arena in Macau.

China exports

From Companies Jul 17

Sydney Business Leaders Push at B20 Summit for Freer Trade to Boost Growth, Create Jobs

Sydney business leaders sought freer trader to boost growth in trade and capital and to create jobs. However, they stayed away from the issue of profit-sharing and climate change, which are considered vital issues by many G20 nations.

Student kills two in Moscow school in possible revenge attack

From Education Jul 17

PM Tony Abbott’s Adviser Advocates Return of Using Cane to Discipline Students

"Spare the rod and spoil the child" is apparently the guiding principle of Kevin Donnelly, an adviser of Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott who is advocating the return of corporal punishment among Aussie students to instill in them discipline. Donnelly is the co-chair of the Australian curriculum review, together with Kenneth Wiltshire.