Articles By Vittorio Hernandez

David Cameron

From Law Aug 21

British PM David Cameron Cuts Short Summer Holiday to Lead Hunt for Foley Beheader; Abbott Calls Decapitation ‘Pure Evil’

British Prime Minister David Cameron was on a summer holiday when news of the beheading of American journalist James Foley sparked an international search for the man with a British accent who decapitated the newsman. Mr Cameron cut short his vacation and lead the hunt for the jihadist.

Small business

From Companies Aug 21

Small Businesses Claim Positive Financial Situation but Negative on Outlook

More small business owners n the US claim that their present financial situation has improved but remains negative on their prospect for 2015. This was the finding of the latest Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business Index which found that the overall Small Business Index score increased slightly to positive 49 (+49) in July.

Powdered heroin is pictured in this undated handout photo courtesy of the United States Drug Enforcement Administration.

From Science Aug 21

US Gov’t Initiates a System to Monitor Emerging Drug Trends

The US National Institute of Health said it is developing a new system to monitor emerging drug trends that will help health experts respond quickly to potential outbreaks of illicit drugs such as heroin and to identify increased use of designer synthetic compounds.

Justin Bieber

From Companies Aug 21

Perfume Maker Elizabeth Arden Blames Poor Q4 Financial Results on Justin Bieber Scent

Justin Bieber's misbehaving ways continue to haunt the Canadian singer. On Tuesday, shareprices of scent maker Elizabeth Arden tumbled down 24 per cent for its fourth quarter, while sales plummeted 28.4 per cent from the past 12 months to $191.7 million.

Still Image From Undated Video Of A Masked Islamic State Militant Holding A Knife Speaking Next To Man Purported To Be James Foley At An Unknown Location

From Law Aug 21

Intelligence Agencies Hunt for James Foley Beheader Using Voice Recognition Technology, Journalist Was Warned by GlobalPost Editor Not to Go to Libya

The British accent of the man who beheaded American journalist James Wright Foley is the key to tracking the terror group identified with the Islamic State of Iraq and Levants (ISIL). Intelligence agencies are trying to know the identity of the executioner who hid his face using a black cloth.

Apple Ipad tablet

From Tech Aug 20

Tablet Sales in Australia Down 28%, Android Devices Outsell iPad

Cupertino-based tech giant Apple suffered a doubly whammy in the Australian tablet market after tablet sales dipped 28% or 500,000 less units sold for the first six months of 2014 compared to the same period in 2013.

ISIL beheading

From Politics & Policy Aug 20

After James Foley, ISIL Threatens to Behead Another American Journalist Steven Sotloff

After reportedly beheading American photojournalist James Wright Foley, ISIL terrorists are threatening to do the same to another American journalist, Steven Sotloff, who appears to have witnessed the decapitation of Foley.

Sydney

From Global Markets Aug 20

Melbourne Is World’s Most Liveable City for 4th Consecutive Year

Another study confirmed Australia's high-quality of life after the city of Melbourne was named on Tuesday by the Economic Intelligence Unit's yearly Liveability Survey as the most liveable city in the world. It is the fourth consecutive year that Melbourne was recognised as the best city in the world where to live.

Pope Francis waves as he leads his Sunday Angelus prayer in Saint Peter's square at the Vatican

From Faith & Belief Aug 20

Catholics Should Brace for Another Papal Conclave as Pope Francis Does Not Rule Out Retirement Over Belief He Has 2-3 More Years to Live

Another papal conclave may take place if Pope Francis decides to follow the path that his predecessor, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, took and retire instead of die as pontiff of the 1.2-billion strong Roman Catholic church.

Ice challenge

From Sports Aug 20

Boxing News 2014: Algieri Takes ALC Ice Bucket Challenge, Dares Pacquiao

From corporate executive such as Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg to singer Justin Timberlake, the ALC ice bucket challenge has moved to professional athletes such as footballer Cristiano Ronaldo who wowed the world because he did the challenge wearing only skimpy skivvies.