Articles By Vittorio Hernandez


From Companies Jul 21

Parliament Passes Changes to Qantas Sale Act, Flag Carrier Will Remain Majority Australian Owned

The two houses of Australia's Parliament have passed on Friday legislation that would ease foreign ownership restrictions on flag carrier Qantas. However, the airline would still remain 51 per cent or majority owned by Australia.

Boxer Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines waves to fans from a ring in the lobby of the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada April 8, 2014. Pacquiao will challenge undefeated WBO welterweight champion Timothy Bradley of the U.S. at the MGM Grand

From Sports Jul 21

Boxing News 2014: Mayweather Calls Pacquiao a ‘Bitch’ in Maidana Rematch Presscon

Floyd Mayweather Jr and Manny Pacquiao may be separately promoting their forthcoming bouts against different sets of boxers slated for Sept 13 and Nov 22, respectively, but obviously their camps are setting their eyes on the dream match believed to take place in May 2015, possibly in Dubai.

The site of a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 plane crash

From Travel Jul 20

Malaysian Airlines Flight 17: Russian TV Spins Conspiracy Theories About Plane Crash; Another Group Links Air Mishap to Illuminati

Like the first Malaysian Airlines tragedy that rocked the global aviation history in March, the downing on Thursday, July 17, of Flight MH 17 is wrapped in mystery, resulting in several conspiracy theories about the downing and subsequent plane crash that took 298 lives.

Bike ride

From Travel Jul 20

Malaysian Airlines Flight 17: Last-Minute Booking Changes Save Dutch Cyclist from 2 MH Tragedies

The two Malaysian Airlines tragedies have produced heartbreaking as stories of pain and grieving over the loss of loved ones spread around the world. It has also spawned heartwarming stories of travelers having cheated death because of a last-minute change in flight or overbooked flight that resulted in lack of seats. Those whose lives were spared are so thankful for a second chance in life.

A man works at putting out a fire at the site of a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777

From Travel Jul 19

Malaysian Airlines Flight 17: Lack of Seats Saves British Couple’s Life from Crash

While 298 lives were lost on Thursday when Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 was hit by missiles from Ukrainian rebels, a few lucky lives were also spared because of last-minute decisions that these travelers would forever not forget.

Former U.S. defense contractor Edward Snowden is seen during an interview with "NBC Nightly News" in Moscow

From Society Jul 19

Edward Snowden Says Young NSA Employees Ogle at Nude Photos Intercepted by Spy Agency

Although employees of the National Security Agency (NSA) are professionals trained in the art and science of espionage and intelligence gathering, its young workers are no different from regular youth who still get aroused seeing naked images of men and women.

An armed pro-Russian separatist

From Travel Jul 19

Malaysian Airlines Flight 17: 2 Passengers Had Premonition of Impending Doom Moments Before Take-Off, Share Video on Instagram & Joke on Facebook; Malaysian Wife Spared in MH 370, But Hubby Dies in MH 17

At least two passengers of the ill-fated Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 had premonition that something bad was going to happen to their plane based on a video that one of them posted on Instagram before take-off and a joke that another traveler wrote on his Facebook newsfeed.

A part of the wreckage of a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777

From Travel Jul 19

Malaysian Airlines MH 17: OSCE Gains Access to Crash Site; Ukrainian Rebels Claim to Have Plane’s Black Boxes

A fact-finding mission from the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) is on its way to the crash site after it was granted access to the area, OSCE said in a tweet. It has been monitoring the crisis in Ukraine, which had denied that the missiles used to hit the Malaysian Airlines jet carrying 298 passengers and crew came from the country.

Manny Pacquiao

From Sports Jul 19

Boxing News 2014: Drake Spoof of ‘Manny Pacquiao’ Singing Frozen’s Let It Go at ESPY Awards (VIDEOS)

One of the alternative careers that eight-division title holder Manny Pacquiao could pursue if he opts to finally hang his boxing gloves is singer. The southpaw congressman has made several hit songs in the past such as his duet with Will Ferrell singing John Lennon's Imagine.

Relatives of Missing Malaysian Airlines Plane

From Travel Jul 18

Malaysian Airlines MH 17: Double Tragedy for Queensland Family Which Lost Son & Daughter-in-Law to MH 370 and Step Granddaughter & Husband to MH 17

A family from Queensland in Australia would probably shun buying tickets from Malaysian Airlines after another jet of the embattled air carrier had an air mishap on Thursday, killing all 298 people aboard the aircraft. The Burrows from Biloela have barely recovered from their March 8 loss, and now two more losses in the family involving the same airlines.