Articles By Vittorio Hernandez

A Canadian flag waves in front of a Blackberry logo at the Blackberry campus in Waterloo, September 23, 2013.    REUTERS/Mark Blinch

From Tech Jul 10

BlackBerry Could End Up as Hottest Stock of 2014 With 50% Growth for the Year as Samsung Braces Investors for 27% Decline in Profit

Is Canadian phonemaker BlackBerry on a rebound? After being dismissed as a has-been company and anticipated to die soon, the Waterloo-based tech firm appears not only for a recovery but even growth.

Brazil's Neymar grimaces as he is carried off the pitch after being injured during their 2014 World Cup quarter-finals against Colombia at the Castelao arena in Fortaleza July 4, 2014.

From Tech Jul 09

30 Million Canadians Spend 10 Million Hours Watching FIFA World Cup Across All Digital Platforms

World Cup fever continues to grip sports fans across the world, especially as the tournament nears the championship stage. Since the games are being held in Brazil, sports fans who are in different time zones and could not watch the games live from their home TV sets because they are at work or in transit have various digital video and audio platforms as options.

Euro and U.S. dollar banknotes

From Economy Jul 09

Modern American Family Dynamics Complicate Wealth Management

A survey of 680 high net-worth individuals in the U.S. with $3 million or more in investable assets found that the changing family structures, multi-generational and extended family circumstances, evolving gender roles, and generational views on investing and use of wealth are challenging traditional approaches to wealth planning.

Pope Francis blesses pregnant woman

From Tech Jul 09

Viral Video: Priest Chastises Single Mum at Child’s Baptism; Later Apologises But Still Faces Sanctions

The video of a Filipino priest in Cebu Province chastising a single 17-year-old mother during the baptism of her baby has gone viral in YouTube, so far logging more than 14,000 hits in 2 days.

Tony Abbott, Shinzo Abe

From Politics & Policy Jul 09

UK Conservative Party Finds Tony Abbott’s Plan to Repeal Carbon Tax Appalling & Endangering Future; Crossbenchers Agree to Support Repeal

While Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott may have won crossbenchers to his side to rush the repeal of the Labor government's carbon tax, he was condemned in the international arena for his move to remove the tax.

Stockton Police Department photo shows Jeremy Meeks, 30, arrested on June 18, 2014 in a gang crackdown in a crime-ridden area of Stockton, California

From Law Jul 09

Court Sends Handsome Felon Jeremy Meeks to Federal Custody, Could Lead to Longer Prison Term

Handsome felon Jeremy Meeks was turned over to federal custody on Tuesday after he appeared in a Stockton court briefly, wearing an orange prison jumpsuit and handcuffs.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. (L) of the U.S. punches at Marcos Maidana of Argentina 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 09

Boxing News 2014: Like Pacquiao, Mayweather Could Be Hit by IRS If He Pushes With New York Licence for Maidana Rematch

Unbeaten American boxer Floyd Mayweather had previously rejected the growing clamour for a match with Filipino champion Manny Pacquiao. One of the reasons he cited was that the eight-division title holder is only using him to raise money for his tax problems with the Philippine government.

Signing of Australia-Japan FTA

From Economy Jul 09

Australia-Japan Ink Free Trade Agreement; Opens $5 Trillion Market

Visiting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed on Tuesday a free trade agreement with Australia, which opens Japan's $5 trillion market to the Land Down Under.

Drone

From Tech Jul 08

FAA Shots Down Drone Use for Real Estate Industry

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is keeping the real estate industry on the ground, literally. The FAA filed for an appeal after a U.S. judge early this year, 2014, struck down its ban on commercial use of drones. The FAA warned real estate brokers they could face up to $10,000 in fine if they violate the ban.

Breakfast

From Entertainment Jul 08

Latest Ratings Name ABC Broadcaster Red Symons as King of Breakfast Radio with 17.2% Share

The latest ratings released on Tuesday, July 8, named ABC broadcaster Red Symons as Melbourne's new king of breakfast radio. He overtook two long-time breakfast radio hosts by getting 17.2 per cent share.