Economy

Derryn Hinch suffers "brain trauma" after falling from Uber

Derryn Hinch suffers

The 74-year-old politician and former radio broadcaster fell out of the auto on St Kilda Rd, knocked unconscious and taken to The Alfred Hospital for checks, the Herald Sun reported.

Senator Hinch, 74, said he spent Monday night at The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne after being diagnosed with what he called "slight brain trauma" from the tumble on St Kilda Road.

Mr Hinch, 74, fell out of a auto in Melbourne after drinking two glasses of wine at dinner on a night out on Monday night, the Herald Sun reported.

The 74-year-old was stepping out of the auto on Monday night when he tripped and knocked himself unconscious, the Herald Sun reports.

"I have a couple glasses of wine a couple of times a week, I water it down", he said outside his Melbourne home on Thursday.

"If I feel like having a glass of wine, yes I will".

Furniture, home furnishings stores post sales increases in February
February's dip marks the first time since April 2012 that retail sales have fallen three months straight, according to Reuters. Furniture stores suffered a drop in sales for the month of 0.8 percent, and department stores lost 0.9 percent of their sales.

He said he felt embarrassed, but fine. "[But] I thought, 'You've got to live your life.' Until I'm lying on the slab for the last time, I'm here to live my life the best I can".

"The next thing I knew, I was in the Alfred Hospital with lots of tubes coming out of me and metal studs on me for the heart and stuff". "I don't blame people for thinking that", he told the newspaper.

Mr Hinch - who has previously received a liver transplant - will undergo medical tests on Thursday after it was initially feared heart problems may have caused his collapse.

"I'm very appreciative of the family of my donor, but you have to live your life".

In 2008, Mr Hinch said: "I don't drink now, never will again".

"Yes, I will continue to drink".


  • Trading Scope: Following Signals on Shares of Alexander and Baldwin Inc (ALEX)

    The stock has a market cap of $2,100.00, a PE ratio of 106.84, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 14.32 and a beta of 0.86. Washington Real Estate Investment Trust (NYSE: WRE ) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 15th.
    'American Idol': Judges Hand Out More Golden Tickets to Hollywood Week

    'American Idol': Judges Hand Out More Golden Tickets to Hollywood Week

    It's like the show never left in the first place - though something I wish ABC would include is the iconic Idol theme song. David Francisco, 25, lives in Nashville, Tennessee and was hit by a vehicle and paralyzed from the waist down.
    Cathay Pacific posts biggest loss in nine years, but beats expectations

    Cathay Pacific posts biggest loss in nine years, but beats expectations

    Additionally, rising fuel costs, which rose 11.3%, caused a significant jump in the airline's operating expenses. Still, it was Cathay's second consecutive year of losses and its fourth since the airline was founded in 1946.
  • Zayn Malik Unfollows Gigi And Yolanda Hadid Following Split

    Zayn Malik Unfollows Gigi And Yolanda Hadid Following Split

    Taking to Instagram , Safaa Malik shared a cryptic quote with her 466k followers about happiness. There was the time they posed together for Vogue and could have sold jackets to snowman.
    Kendall Jenner Finally Addresses Those Persistent Gay Rumours

    Kendall Jenner Finally Addresses Those Persistent Gay Rumours

    She won't confirm or deny the relationship, but has told Vogue that she has someone who is "very nice to her". We're so glad to know that Stormi is already making a positive difference in her family and beyond.

    Scorpio Tankers Inc. (STNG) Shares Bought by Caxton Associates LP

    The shipping company reported ($0.14) EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks' consensus estimate of ($0.08) by ($0.06). It has underperformed by 40.50% the S&P500.The move comes after 7 months positive chart setup for the $737.91M company.
  • Traders Sell Shares of Schlumberger (SLB) on Strength (SLB)

    Finally, King Luther Capital Management Corp increased its position in shares of Schlumberger by 1.2% during the 2nd quarter. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Mngmt holds 0.1% or 202,766 shares in its portfolio. (NASDAQ:CARB) to report earnings on May, 3.
    Trudeau, Trump talk tariffs

    Trudeau, Trump talk tariffs

    Chinese leaders, while denouncing the tariffs, have said a trade war with the U.S.is not good for either side. So that whole issue of national security is off the table.
    Global Flexible Packaging Films Market Report and Forecast to 2023

    Global Flexible Packaging Films Market Report and Forecast to 2023

    Invantresearch.com is the most comprehensive collection of market intelligence products and services on the Web. Similarly, it elaborates the Pharmaceutical Glass Packaging value chain and analysis of its distributor.
  • Broadcom withdraws Qualcomm bid in wake of Trump block

    Broadcom withdraws Qualcomm bid in wake of Trump block

    Trump's order echoed that concern, saying a takeover by Broadcom "threatens to impair the national security of the United States". The goal for Broadcom was nothing less than to remake the networking and mobile chip markets, as 5G adoption looms.

    Jets To Sign Bridgewater

    The former Rams cornerback agreed to terms on a five-year deal with $34 million guaranteed at signing, according to a source . ESPN also first reported Tuesday that the Jets and former Browns running back Isaiah Crowell were in contract discussions.
    Trump may impose duties on imports from China

    Trump may impose duties on imports from China

    The US makes a lot of internationally tradeable products that use steel - aircraft, autos, appliances and industrial machinery. Some Republicans are talking about blocking Trump's tariffs if they can not convince the president to change his mind.