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First body of boat capsize victim in Bakun found, search for second victim continues
BINTULU, May 13 ― A search and rescue team for victims of a boat which overturned in Ulu Bakun, Batu Keling in Bakun Dam has found the first body at 11.30pm last night.The Sarawak Fire and Rescue operations centre said, the body of Wahab Jambul in his 50's who was one of the passengers of the boat, was found floating based on information received via Belaga Volunteer Fire Brigade.    “Efforts to find the second victim, Law Yew Ngee, 43, will continue today,” according to a statement issued here this morning.In the incident on Saturday evening, both victims who were anglers fell into the water after the boat overturned when it hit a fish cage while the boat operator Siring Angah, 60, swam to safety.Based on witness information, one of the victims who could not swim grabbed the other which led to both getting drowned.  ― Bernama [...]
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Arsenal vs Valencia: Even at this stage of the Europa League, Gunners are continuing to search for meaning
Maybe the prospect of a European final, Arsenal's first since 2006, will bring definition to the side's clouded identity under Unai Emery [...]
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Levski ditch Dermendzhiev, start search for fourth coach of season
SOFIA (Reuters) - Levski Sofia parted company with coach Georgi Dermendzhiev after just three months in charge, the 26-times Bulgarian champions said on Monday. [...]
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Search for missing Bangi boy continues tomorrow
BANGI, April 17 — The search and rescue operation (SAR) for Muhammad Zahiruddin Putra Mohd Fauzi, eight, who was reported missing after going out of his house in Bandar Seri Putra here on Monday, was postponed this evening.The operation mounted by about 20 personnel of the Bangi Fire and Recue Department, the Civil Defence Forces (APM) and police which began at 5.40pm along Sungai Semenyih riverbank, was postponed at 7.30pm and will resume tomorrow.Fire station head Rosman Majid said the search just now was along seven kilometres of Sungai Semenyih riverbank until the rubbish trap about one kilometre from the boy’s house.     “We have difficulties trying to use the department’s boat as the river was too shallow. We eventually joined APM in their boat,” he said when met at the incident location here today.He said the search and rescue operation will continue tomorrow at 9am with the assistance of the department’s K9 unit (dog unit) and the Water Rescue Unit (PPDA) to trace the boy at the location.The search area will also be expanded tomorrow, he said.Yesterday, Bernama reported the boy was said to have come out of his house at about 8am on Monday to play with some of his friends. — Bernama [...]
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Search launched for four fishermen missing off Port Klang
SHAH ALAM (Bernama): The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) has launched a search and rescue operation (SAR) for four Malaysian fishermen who have gone missing off West Port in Port Klang. [...]
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Google Hotels search now shows holiday homes, hostels to rent
Google has expanded its selection of search results for Google Hotel to include more than just hotels or bed and breakfasts. [...]
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Google unveils search changes to placate EU
Google yesterday unveiled a series of tweaks to its European search engine results in an effort to avoid further fines from the EU’s top anti-trust regulator. — Reuters pic SAN FRANCISCO, March 20 — Google yesterday unveiled a series of tweaks to its European search engine results in an effort to avoid further fines from the EU’s top anti-trust regulator.The effort to placate the European Commission comes as the EU executive is set to slap the tech giant with a fresh fine over unfair competition practices later today.The announced changes to Google search are intended to help the Sillicon Valley giant avoid a repeat of 2017 when Brussels fined Google €2.4 billion (RM11.08 billion) for favouring its “Google Shopping” price comparison service in search results.Kent Walker, Google’s global affairs chief, said since then the company has “been listening carefully to feedback we’re getting, both from the European Commission and others.”“As a result, over the next few months, we’ll be making further updates to our products in Europe,” he said in a blog.Google said it was testing a new display to search results that would allow certain rivals a more prominent position on results pages.The change would apply to shopping aggregators, as well as tourist and travel advice sites such as Trip Advisor and Yelp.The change, currently under test, would add a tab showcasing Google’s rivals high up on the web page in order to boost their traffic and avoid further scrutiny by the European Commission.The solution adds to efforts already made to fix Google Shopping, in which results were modified to display links to competing shopping comparison websites, such as Kelkoo, in order to placate Brussels.Google’s search results are prized internet real estate with the US giant controlling roughly 90 per cent of the search market in Europe, according to EU data.The shopping fine came after seven years of investigation launched by complaints from other price-comparison services that lost 90 per cent of traffic against Google Shopping.The web giant is appealing the fine.In a separate case, Brussels on Wednesday will be targeting Google’s AdSense advertising service, saying it restricted some client websites from displaying ads from third parties.In a third case, Google in 2018 was hit with another massive fine involving its Android smartphone operating system.Google on Tuesday said their remedy for the Android case would be boosted as well:“In the coming months... we’ll start asking users of existing and new Android devices in Europe which browser ans search apps they would like to use,” Walker said. — AFP-Relaxnews [...]
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MMEA: Search for three missing victims of capsized boat near Pulau Nunuyan continues
MMEA said the search and rescue operation for three more missing victims of a capsized boat in the waters off Pulau Nunuyan will continue tomorrow. — Picture by Dawn Chin SANDAKAN, March 3 — The search and rescue operation (SAR) for three more missing victims of a capsized boat in the waters off Pulau Nunuyan, in its third today, will continue tomorrow morning.According to a statement by the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) here, the operation was stopped at 6pm today and will continue at 7am tomorrow.The body of an adult male was found off the waters near the BDC Village near here at 9.05am and was identified as Ibrahim Januari 27, a Filipino who was aboard the ill-fated boat, it added.Apart from Ibrahim, two other victims Kimar Herman, 7, and Aidah Kadil, 35, were found on Friday and yesterday afternoon respectively.The three missing victims are two girls and the boat skipper, who is believed to have attempted to flee, by using the boat’s oil barrel as a float.The SAR operation was activated after five victims were found safe by the Royal Malaysian Navy (TLDM) assault boat at 12.15 pm on Friday.They were seen clinging to the boat which had overturned, about 18 hours after the 6pm incident on Thursday (Feb 28).The boat believed to be on its way here (Sandakan) from the Taganak Island in the Philippines, had overturned because of the rough sea conditions.Meanwhile, Sandakan Police Chief ACP Mohd Azhar Hamin, said the boat had been seized and investigations will be carried out as it it did not have a permit to carry passengers.He said the five survivors comprising three men and two Filipino women had also been detained to assist in the investigations. — Bernama [...]
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MH370 search: Come forward if you have new proposals, says Loke
Transport Minister Anthony Loke speaks during a press conference on MH370 in Kuala Lumpur March 3, 2019. — Picture by Firdaus Latif KUALA LUMPUR, March 3 — The Pakatan Harapan (PH) government is willing to listen to proposals from any exploration or search companies with credible leads and having the technology to restart the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines MH370, said Transport Minister Anthony Loke.He said the government was still waiting for proposals from seabed exploration company, Ocean Infinity, or from any other search parties that could provide new credible leads with the application of ‘ no cure, no pay’ policy.“With the no cure no fee policy, we will look at it. We have worked with them before and we are ready to discuss with them on the new proposal (if any).“After the end of last year’s search, there are no fresh proposals from Ocean Infinity. The search cannot be done throughout the year because of the weather and so on.“If Ocean Infinity can come with fresh proposal, we will discuss with them,” he said to reporters at the fifth Annual MH370 Remembrance event today.He said the proposal on the technology should be more helpful and be more efficient as part of the guarantee to restart a new search.When asked if the government would offer reward for the missing aircraft, Loke said the terms of agreement would be similar to that made with Ocean Infinity before.He refuted claims that the government was withholding information in the last MH370 report.“The report was published at full. There is no such thing as holding any information,” he said.MH370 vanished mysteriously from the radar screen while on its way from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on March 8, 2014 with 239 people on board.The deep-sea search mission carried out for almost three years to locate the missing Boeing 777 in the Indian Ocean, covered 120,000 sq km, involving Australia, China and Malaysia, ended fruitless.On May 29 last year, United States-based exploration company Ocean Infinity, which conducted the last search for MH370 in the Indian Ocean, ended it after failing to find any debris.Last July, the MH370 Safety Investigation Team, in its 449-page report, concluded that they are unable to determine the real cause of the disappearance of the ill-fated flight but did not rule out the possibility that ‘unlawful interference’ by a third party had caused the incident. — Bernama [...]
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Search op for four more victims of capsized boat to resume tomorrow
MMEA said the search and rescue operation for victims of a boat that capsized off Pulau Nunuyan near here will be resumed at 7am tomorrow with another four people still missing. — Picture by Dawn Chin SANDAKAN, March 2 — The search and rescue operation for victims of a boat that capsized off Pulau Nunuyan near here will be resumed at 7am tomorrow with another four people still missing since the incident at 6pm on Thursday.According to a statement by the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) here, the search operation involving personnel from the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) Naval Region Two (Mawilla 2) here, the Marine Police and the Malaysian Civil Defence Force was halted at 6pm this evening.So far, two bodies, namely that of a 7-year-old boy known as Kamir Herman, which was found at 4pm yesterday, and another of a woman, aged 42,  believed to be one of the victims have been found.The woman’s remains has not yet been identified.The search operation was activated at about 2pm yesterday after three men and two women who were drifting for 18 hours at sea after the incident, were rescued by the Royal Malaysian Navy at noon yesterday.The boat, carrying 10 passengers and a skipper, was believed to be from Taganak Island in the Philippines and on its way to Sandakan when it capsized. — Bernama [...]
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Search for passenger who fell off ferry near Butterworth resumes tomorrow
People are seen onboard a ferry bound for Penang island February 7, 2019. ― Picture by Sayuti Zainudin GEORGE TOWN, Feb 15 — The search and rescue operation for a passenger believed to have fallen into the sea from a ferry today has been called off at 7.30pm and will resume tomorrow, Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) director Capt Hamizan Harun said today.He said today’s operation, which began at 9.50am, failed to locate the victim, whose identity was still unknown.“In the 9.20am incident, the passenger is said to have fallen from the ferry about 1.2km northwest of the Butterworth Ferry Terminal,” he said, adding that MMEA’s operation was assisted by the Malaysian Fire and Rescue Department and Marine Police team.Meanwhile, Rapid Ferry Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Prasarana Malaysia Bhd, which operates the ferry services here, has begun an internal inquiry in connection with the incident.It said in a statement that a crew member of the Pulau Undan ferry had thrown a lifebuoy to where the victim was spotted but lost sight of him. — Bernama [...]
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Group takes search for missing persons to PM
KUALA LUMPUR: A group seeking to trace four persons who went missing two years ago has asked Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to order... [...]
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Emiliano Sala search: Body recovery plan revealed as shipwreck hunter hails 'welcome news'
EMILIANO SALA search - the Air Accidents Investigation Branch looking for Emiliano Sala are preparing to begin recovering the body that was found in the English channel. [...]
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SAR team to use sonar device in search for SUV in Penang Bridge crash (VIDEO)
SAR personnel are seen during the search operation near the Penang Bridge January 21, 2019. — Picture by Opalyn Mok GEORGE TOWN, Jan 21 — The search and rescue (SAR) operations for the sports utility vehicle (SUV) that plunged into the sea will be using a special sonar device to detect the vehicle.Fire and Rescue Department operations assistant director Mohd Hafiz Hafizal Timaradin said a private company, Marine Science Technology Sdn Bhd, offered assistance to the SAR operations by providing the device.“The device, Teledyne T20P, will be able to detect objects under the sea as deep as 400m,” he told reporters today.Two cars collided on the Penang Bridge while heading towards the mainland early Sunday morning at 2.50am.One of the cars, a white SUV, crashed over the guard rail and plunged into the sea.College student Moey Yun Peng, 20, was believed to be behind the wheels of the white SUV when it happened.The other driver, in a black Toyota Vios, was sent to the hospital for injuries on his head, legs and hands.Both drivers are believed to be former school friends and both had attended a birthday party with five other friends at an entertainment outlet along Chulia Street on Saturday night.They left the outlet at about 2.30am on Sunday and only the two of them headed to the mainland as they lived there while the other five lived on the island.Police revealed that initial urine tests of the Toyota Vios driver was positive for cannabis.His blood samples were sent for further testing for drugs and alcohol content.SAR operations, which ended at 7pm yesterday, failed to find the missing SUV.SAR operations continued at 7am today with a team of 108 people including 38 divers and 14 boats from various agencies.Malaysia Region Search & Rescue (MRSC) Langkawi along with the Maritime Enforcement Agency, Police, Marine Police, Royal Malaysian Navy, Fire and Rescue Department and Civil Defence Department were involved in the SAR operations.Marine Police Territory 1 Commander Assistant Commissioner Rosman Ismail said the current was very strong and the area muddy which hampered the SAR operations.It is understood that visibility in the sea was poor due to the muddy conditions of the sea in the area.The depth of the search area is about 25 metres and covered a radius of about two nautical miles.SAR operations will continue to 7pm today. [...]
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Search and rescue op to resume tomorrow
The missing driver and his car, a Mazda CX-5 SUV, have yet to be found. — Bernama pic GEORGE TOWN, Jan 20 — The search for the driver, whose car plunged into the sea off the Penang Bridge this morning, was called off at 7pm today due to darkness.Marine Police Region 1 commander Assistant Commissioner Rosman Ismail said the search and rescue operation was conducted in a 25-metre square radius area but they failed to find the Mazda CX-5 sport utility vehicle (SUV).The missing driver is believed to be Moey Yun Peng, 20, a college student from Taman Kempas, Butterworth.“About 20 Marine Police personnel joined the operation today, including four divers as well as the fire and rescue team using five boats. The operation began at 7am but after 12 hours we still could not locate the car or the victim.“The fast current in the area where the car plunged into made our operation more difficult. Our divers went as deep as 20 metres,” he told reporters after surveying the area with the media today.He said the search and rescue operation would resume tomorrow with the help of the Malaysian Fire and Rescue Department team and Civil Defence Agency.Meanwhile, Seberang Perai Tengah District police chief, ACP Nik Ros Azhan Nik Abdul Hamid said investigations showed that the 2.45am accident was believed to have occurred when a Toyota Vios car, driven by a 21-year-old man, skidded and crashed into the SUV, which then plunged into the sea at the KM4.0 of the bridge.The 21-year-old suffered minor injuries and received treatment at the Seberang Jaya Hospital. Police are waiting for the report of his blood test to see if he was driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. — Bernama [...]
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A new strategy for search marketing
The growth of voice technology, improvements to measurement and the emergence of... The post A new strategy for search marketing appeared first on Marketing Magazine Asia. [...]
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