Articles By Vittorio Hernandez
From Sports Sep 13
Until American boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr officially retires from professional boxing in late 2015, he would likely remain the highest-paid athlete since his Saturday rematch with Argentinean boxer Marcos Maidana has a $32 million guaranteed purse.
From Society Sep 13
An online petition is collecting signatures to shutter the Naked Sushi catering company in British Columbia, Canada, because of its flagship service in which diners eat sushi that is piled on top of a naked female model's body. Feminist groups in Canada denounced the Japanese firm for treating women's body as just as object and only emphasises the sexual role of women in society.
From Politics & Policy Sep 13
Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin and her family were involved in a drunken brawl on Saturday in Anchorage at the 40th birthday party of a champion snowmobile racer. The incident was triggered by daughter Bristol throwing blows at the host because another male guest, who used to date Willow Palin, was making a go at the former vice presidential candidate's daughter.
From Law Sep 13
There's a 1992 song written by Queen guitarist Brian May titled Too Much Love Will Kill You. For a 23-year-old male Chinese medical student, the apt song title would have been Too Much Masturbation Will Kill You - that's because Zheng Gang died in February 2012 after he made his fourth sperm donation to a Hubei sperm bank in just 10 days.
From Companies Sep 12
Telstra said on Thursday that as part of its expansion, the carrier's 4G coverage would be accessible to 90 per cent of Australians. The telco would also widen its 700MHz commercial trials to include selected zones in Sydney, Adelaide, Darwin, Bundaberg, Yamaba and Sarina when the 700Mhz offering is switched on next week.
From Science Sep 12
A new U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration rule has rescheduled narcotic painkillers from Substance III to Substance II in a move to stop the rise in opioid abuse in the U.S., several reports stated.
From Health Sep 12
Actor Robert Downey Jr, 49, shares his family's addiction problems in the October edition of Vanity Fair magazine. The star of the Toronto Film Festival entry The Judge gives more details about his personal demons as the cover story of the publication.
From Companies Sep 12
The rage now among men who love to live their sexual fantasies but probably couldn't find a female sex partner willing to do what they want is to buy a realistic love doll. Priced at a minimum of $2,000, the doll manufactured by a Japanese firm, Oriental Industry, may find competition within a decade from sex robots.
From Law Sep 12
Because of a state-wide heroin and opioid epidemic, Ohio is locking up hundreds of non-violent, drug-addicted offenders yearly. For the 13-year period 2000 to 2013, the number of people accused of possession and petty theft tied to heroin or opioid use went up to 8.3 per cent from 1.6 per cent.
From Sports Sep 12
Unbeaten American boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr confirmed on Thursday that he would hang his boxing gloves in 2015. He did not give a specific date for his retirement from professional boxing but said that his Saturday rematch with Argentinean boxer Marcos Maidana would be his third to the last fight.