Articles By Vittorio Hernandez


From Companies Jul 22

Fairfax Chief Executive Greg Hywood Reiterates Commitment to Radio; No Merger With Macquarie Radio

Fairfax Media Chief Executive Greg Hywood reaffirmed the company's commitment to radio amid talks it is discussing a merger with Macquarie Radio Network. He said at a Melbourne Press Club event that the 180-year-old newspaper company is thriving, while adjusting to new commercial reality and creating new revenues.

Manny Pacquiao Ruled The MGM Grand Arena

From Sports Jul 22

Boxing New 2014: Ambitious Chris Algieri Eyes Battling Mayweather After Pacquiao Nov 22 Bout; Thinks He Can KO Pacman

Being picked by eight-division title holder Manny Pacquiao to be his opponent on Nov 22 has apparently gone into the head of WBO junior lightweight title holder Chris Algieri. With the prospect of earning 15 times bigger than the $100,000 he got during his last bout against Ruslan Provodnikov, the unbeaten American boxer is setting his eyes on fighting Floyd Mayweather Jr after Pacquiao.

A nurse distributes medicine at Daxing Internet Addiction Treatment Center in Beijing

From Science Jul 22

FDA Prioritises Review of ‘Abuse-Deterrent’ Painkiller

Purdue Pharma LP's hydrocodone bitartrate tablet (HYD) is undergoing "priority review" by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the company recently announced.

Malaysian Airlines Jet

From Companies Jul 22

Malaysian Airlines Ukraine Tragedy Hits Asian Stock Markets

Only Shanghai gained 0.17 per cent or 3.48 points to 2,059.07 over the weekend at the close of bourses in the Asian market, while most of the major stock exchange in the region logged losses after the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was hit by a missile and crashed on Thursday.

Malaysian Airlines Jet

From Law Jul 22

Malaysian Airlines Flight 17: Ukrainian Military Jet Escorts Could Be the Reason Why Malaysian Jet Was Shot

An Iranian defense expert opined that the reason why the Malaysian Airlines plane was shot while flying over eastern Ukraine on July 17, Thursday, was because the civilian aircraft was escorted by Ukrainian fighter jets.

Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 plane parts

From Tech Jul 22

Malaysian Airlines Flight 17: Social Media Spammers Exploit 2nd MH Plane Crash Tragedy

The ugly head of exploitative groups and individuals reared again in social media sites as they try to exploit the second tragedy to hit the embattled Malaysian Airlines whose MH 17 flight was hit by missile while flying over Ukraine airspace, killing all 298 people aboard the Boeing 777 jet.

Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 relatives of victims

From Companies Jul 22

Malaysian Airlines Flight 17: Air Carrier to Give $5,000 Assistance to Victims’ Families; Bankruptcy Looms as 2 Air Mishaps Would Cost Firm Minimum $80.55 M Compensation

Almost $1.5 million would be deducted from Malaysian Airlines shaky finances as the embattled air carrier announced on Monday that it would grant $5,000 assistance to each of the families of the 298 victims of MH 17.

Australia's Prime Minister Abbott speaks during session of World Economic Forum in Davos

From Politics & Policy Jul 22

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten Enjoys 5% Lead Over PM Tony Abbott as Preferred Prime Minister of Australia

The latest poll from Fairfax Nielsen, released on Monday, said that Opposition leader Bill Shorten leads Mr Abbott by 5 per cent as the preferred prime minister with ratings of 46 per cent and 41 per cent, respectively. In terms of being perceived as a trustworthy leader, Shorten even enjoyed a 10 per cent lead over the PM as he got a 45 per cent rating versus Mr Abbott's 35 per cent.

U.S. television and radio personality Casey Kasem

From Law Jul 21

Casey Kasem’s Body is Missing, Says Daughter; Judge Stops 2nd Wife from Cremating Corpse of Radio Icon

The body of radio icon Casey Kasem is no longer at Gaffney Funeral Home & Cremation Services, the lawyer of Kerry Kasem, Casey's daughter, found when he went to Tacoma, Washington, to give the funeral home a copy of a judge's restraining order.


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.