Articles By Vittorio Hernandez

Marijuana buds are displayed for sale at a medical marijuana center in Denver. Reuters

From Global Markets Apr 10

Bigger Space for Cultivating Medical Marijuana in Canada as IHMML Plans Purchase of 2 Cannabis Facilities With 700,000 Sq Ft of Grow Space

Interest in the medical marijuana business continues to grow after two U.S. states and a few countries had legalised the trade. Also expected to expand as a result of that development is the physical space to legally cultivate cannabis.

Relatives of Missing Malaysian Airlines Plane

From Global Markets Apr 10

Malaysian Airlines Flight 370: Australian Travelers Abandon MH as Spending on Tickets of Embattled Air Carrier Drops by 1/3; Malaysian Tourism Ministry Holds Visit Malaysia Year 2014 Campaign in China

The resumption of pings received by the Australian ship Ocean Shield has provided a ray of hope in the month-long search for the missing Malaysian Airline Boeing 777 jet which mysteriously disappeared on March 8 with 239 people aboard while on its way to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur.

UK unemployment rates are now tied to the Bank of England governor Mark Carney's forward guidance. Rates will drop when jobless rates drop to below 7% (Photo: Reuters)

From Economy Apr 10

Australia Braces for 11-Year High Unemployment Rate of 6.1%; Could Trigger Interest Rate Cut by RBA

Did Australian voters made a mistake when they elected the Coalition to power in September 2013? Aussies who found themselves jobless the past six months since Tony Abbott became prime minister are probably asking that question as the jobs market became tighter.

The Singaporean submarine support and rescue vessel, MV Swift Rescue, is prepared before it departs to assist in the search for missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 in Singapore, in this 9 March, 2014 handout picture.

From Travel Apr 09

Malaysian Airlines Flight 370: Return of Pings Results in Narrowing of Search Area to 75,000 Sqm; Australian Navy Holds Underwater Search for Missing Jet

Hope that the missing Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 jet will finally be found is up again after reports said that the pings are back. Four such signals were received on Tuesday afternoon and evening by the Australian ship Ocean Shield.

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 Apr 09

Boxing News 2014: Boxing Experts Forecast No KO, But Decision in Favour of Pacquiao Over Bradley in April 12 Rematch

Boxing fans expecting a knockout either by eight-division titleholder Manny Pacquiao or unbeaten American boxer Timothy Bradley are cautioned by experts not to see a KO during the April 12 rematch at MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Economic Activities Moving Up in March but Not Too Much, Westpac Says

From Companies Apr 09

3 Million Aussies Could Start Using Westpac’s Tap-and-Go App on Their Samsung S4, S5 Smartphones Next Week

In yet another sign of how Australian banks and consumers are adapting to new technology, Westpac announced on Tuesday that beginning next week, its millions of customers could use the bank's tap-and-go app when shopping.

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From Global Markets Apr 09

Queensland Land Court Recommends Rejection of Proposed $6.2-Billion Hancock Alpha Coal Project in Galilee Basin

To approve or reject - those are the options suggested by the Queensland Land Court to the state government on the planned $6.2-billion Alpha Coal Mine in Galilee Basin. The project is a joint venture between Australia's richest person Gina Rinehart and GVK, an Indian conglomerate.

A judge checks on a marijuana sample during a judging session at Uruguay's second "Cannabis Cup" at a hotel in downtown Montevideo

From Global Markets Apr 09

Despite License from Health Canada to Buy Cannabis from British Columbia Growers, RCMP Seizes Marijuana Shipment for Tweed, Mettrum Twice at Kelowna Airport

Despite the shade of legality that medical marijuana has recently acquired from courts and even stock exchanges, the warning of experts that it is too early to place a person's well earned money in the industry via shares acquisition has some truth to it.

Sony Xperia Z1 during it's world premier at the IFA consumer electronics fair, 2013

From Tech Apr 09

Australia-Japan Free Trade Agreement May Not Necessarily Mean Cheaper High-Tech Devices for Aussie Consumers, But Could Cause Lesser U.S. Beef Exports to Japan

One of the promises of the just signed free trade agreement between Australia and Japan is lower prices of high-tech products from Japan. However, trade experts warn that price reduction on mobile phones, TVs, cameras and computers may not happen at all, reports the Australian Financial Review.

Searchers Depending On Satellite Data to Find Missing Malaysian Airlines

From Travel Apr 08

Malaysian Airlines Flight 370: Bill for Search for Missing Boeing 777 Jet Runs into Millions; Despite No Pings Since Sunday, Search to Continue

The batteries of what is suspected to be the black box of the missing Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 jet appears to have died after a month the aircraft disappeared mysteriously. Reports said that no pings had been received by search vessels in the southern Indian Ocean.