Articles By Vittorio Hernandez

Accenture Raises Full-year Profit Forecast

From Companies Sep 11

Australian Tax Office Considers Outsourcing IT Work To BPO Accenture’s Philippine Delivery Centre

The Australian Tax Office (ATO) is open to the invitation by global business process outsourcing (BPO) giant Accenture to offshore IT work to the company's offices in the Philippines. However, ATO assured Australians that the deal, if it would push through, would exclude sending of personal tax information to Manila.

The iPhone 6 And The iPhone 6 Plus Are Shown During An Apple Event At The Flint Center In Cupertino

From Companies Sep 10

Telstra Offers Extra Credit & Download Data As Telcos Start iPhone 6 War Early

Telcos are riding on the expected consumer frenzy created by the Wednesday launch of Apple's iPhone 6. Telstra is enticing smartphone enthusiast to buy the flagship device from it and get extra credit and download data.

Mobile phone

From Companies Sep 10

Orange Open To Buy-Out Spanish Telcos Jazztel & Yoigo

French telco giant Orange is considering a buy-out of Spanish telcos Jazztel and Yoigo if ever these two firms would be placed on the block, said Orange CEO Federico Colom.

Zero alcohol drinks

From Science Sep 10

UK Housing Association Scraps Plan To Open Alcoholic Housing Unit

The Oakley Trinity Housing Association set aside its plan to operate a 24-bed facility for alcohol-dependent people on its Nazareth House site in Bishop Street. The group scrapped the idea due to negative response from residents who opposed the project.

Real estate construction project

From Global Markets Sep 10

Real Estate Investing Is ‘All Local,’ Says Canadian Portfolio Manager

When investing in real estate, it is easy to dismiss some portfolio as high-risk based on the category of property or investment vehicle they belong to, and the market forces that are expected to impact them in the near future.

Demonstrators Smoke a Giant Joint of Cannabis During a Pro-marijuana Legalisation March in Brasilia

From Science Sep 10

Millions of Young Adults Use Illegal Drugs, Alcohol Daily

Fresh data released by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) showed that on an average day, 3.2 million young adults used marijuana, 57,304 used heroin, 51,319 used cocaine, 46,179 used hallucinogens and 17,868 used inhalants.

Malaysian Airlines Jet

From Law Sep 10

Malaysian Airlines MH 17: Dutch Report Indicates Boeing 777 Jet Was Shot From The Ground

A report by the Dutch Safety Board, released on Tuesday, on the cause of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17's crash on June 17 attributed the aviation mishap to a "large number of high-energy objects" that entered the Boeing 777 jet's fuselage.

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 Sep 10

Boxing News 2014: Mayweather 8-1 Favourite To Win Saturday Rematch Versus Maidana; Experts Foresee Unanimous Decision If Money May Would Up His Game

Unbeaten American boxer Floyd Mayweather is in the headlines again, not for beating another fellow boxer but for allegedly battering his former fiancé Shantel Jackson. The dailies are full of details on how Money May used his brute strength on women who are surely helpless against 37-year-old professional athlete.

Mike Tyson poses at the premiere of "Draft Day" in Los Angeles

From Law Sep 09

Mayweather & Tyson: Boxers With Histories Of Violence Against Women

With the second lawsuit filed by ex-model and actress Shantel Jackson on Thursday against former fiancé Floyd Mayweather Jr for physical assault, comparison becomes inevitable with former boxing champion Mike Tyson.

A meteor streaks over the sky during the Perseid meteor shower at the Maculje archaeological site near Novi Travnik August 12, 2014.

From Science Sep 09

Meteorite Hits Nicaraguan Capital Managua, Creates Crater Near Airport

A small meteorite his Managua on Saturday night, creating a 12-metre wide and 5-metre deep crater near the international airport of Nicaragua. There were no injuries caused by the meteorite, which probably broke off from an asteroid that passed close to Earth.