Articles By Vittorio Hernandez

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.

Gay couple Andrew Wale (R) and Neil Allard. April 11 is The National Day of Silence celebrated to create awareness about the effect that bullying on basis of sexuality and gender expressions, brings to its victims (Photo: Reuters)

From Society Jul 17

72% of Australians Support Same-Sex Marriage

More Australians are being open to accept different forms of marriage aside from the traditional male-female relationship. Results of the survey made by Crosby Textor, the national pollster for Prime Minister Tony Abbott's Liberal Party, said 72 per cent of 1,000 Aussies polled support marriage equality or recognising same-sex marriages.

Ian Thorpe

From Sports Jul 16

Mark Spitz Says Impact of Ian Thorpe Coming Out Would Have Been Greater If He Did It While Still Competing (VIDEOS)

Australian champion swimmer Ian Thorpe cold have made a greater impact had he came out to admit his being gay when he was still competing, American fellow Olympic medalist Mark Spitz said on Tuesday.

Juan Manuel Marquez

From Sports Jul 16

Boxing News 2014: Freddie Roach Accuses Juan Manuel Marquez of Using Steroids, Slams Mexican Boxer for $20 M Asking Purse for Rematch 4

The apparent reason why Top Rank offered WBO junior welterweight champion Chris Algieri $1.5 million to fight eight-division title holder Manny Pacquiao on Nov 22 at Macau is because the 30-year-old boxer's guaranteed purse is considerably lesser than what Mexican boxer Juan Manuel Marquez is reportedly asking.

Marcos Maidana (L) of Argentina takes a punch from Floyd Mayweather Jr. of the U.S. during their WBC/WBA welterweight unification fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, May 3, 2014. REUTERS/Steve Marcus

From Sports Jul 16

Boxing News 2014: Mayweather Expects $70 Million Purse from May 3 1st Bout With Maidana, While Argentinean Boxer Pockets Measly $1.5 Million Plus PPV Sales Share

Unbeaten American boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr is not called Money May for nothing. On Monday, during the first of the four-city promotion for his Sept 13 rematch with Argentinean boxer Marcos Maidana, Mayweather said he expects to earn $70 million from his first bout with Maidana on May 3.

eBay

From Tech Jul 16

Australia Is Top Internet Trader Among G20 Nations

A study commissioned by eBay that prepared the first G-20 e-Trade Readiness Index identified Australia as the best place to take advantage of Internet trade compared to other developed economies.

Unemployment

From Economy Jul 15

ABC Axes 80 Jobs in Forced Redundancy Programme; Scraps Radio Australia English Language Team

Eighty workers of ABC will join the ranks of the unemployed under a forced redundancy programmes as the media firm restructures its international broadcasting commitments after the Australia Network was axed.

Stock market yawning investor

From Companies Jul 15

Analysts Recommend 3 Retirement-Friendly Dividend Stocks

Finance experts have reiterated time and again that relying on savings to fund one's retirement is not advisable because inflation eats up the actual value of a person's retirement nest.

Porn actresses line-up at the opening of the ''Venus'' erotic fair in Berlin October 17, 2013.

From Companies Jul 15

Wicked Director Brad Armstrong Complains Porn Acceptance Among Companies Declines in the Past 2 Years

Porn producers are complaining that companies are keeping away from them, noting the change in tolerance for the X-rated industry especially after several HIV scares as some actors tested positive for the disease.

Gay couples wait in lineto apply for a marriage license in Salt Lake City

From Law Jul 15

Singapore Top Court Tackles Legal Challenge to 76-Year Ban on Gay Oral & Anal Sex

A gay male couple who has been together for 17 years had challenged Singapore's 76-year ban on oral and anal sex, and the country's highest court is hearing the legal challenge. Violators of the ban are charged with gross indecency and face jail terms of up to two years.