Philippine Coast Guard Rescues Crew Members of MV Super Shuttle Ferry 11

first_img View post tag: rescues View post tag: Ferry Back to overview,Home naval-today Philippine Coast Guard Rescues Crew Members of MV Super Shuttle Ferry 11 View post tag: Shuttle View post tag: coast View post tag: Guard View post tag: Philippine November 28, 2014 View post tag: M/V Philippine Coast Guard Rescues Crew Members of MV Super Shuttle Ferry 11 Philippine Coast Guard in Camiguin on Wednesday, November 26th, successfully rescued crew members of a sinking passenger-cargo vessel in Balbagon.The rescued seafarers were onboard MV Super Shuttle Ferry 11 which was siphoning seawater from her grounded sister ship, MV Super Shuttle Ferry 15 when the incident occurred.The personnel of Coast Guard Sub Station (CGSS) Camiguin immediately ordered the crew to suspend its siphoning operations when they noticed that MV Super Shuttle Ferry 11 was already listing on its portside.The ship officers and crew members abandoned ship five minutes later.The Special Operations Unit Northern Mindanao (SOU-NM) personnel immediately conducted rescue operation on the scene and successfully rescued all officers and crew of MV SSF-11.Personnel from MEPU-NM and SOU-NM laid spill boom around the distressed vessel to prevent any act of oil spill in the vicinity.Finally, the Coast Guard directed the Asian Marine Transport Corporation and owner representative to hire a registered salvor company to salvage the submerged MV Super Shuttle Ferry-11 and grounded MV Super Shuttle Ferry 15 as soon as possible. The master of the vessel was also advised to submit a marine protest regarding the said incident.Press Release; Image: Philippine Coast Guard View post tag: crew Share this articlelast_img read more

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Microsoft sees growth amid pandemic computing demands

first_imgRevenue from Microsoft’s “intelligent cloud” division which includes its Azure enterprise business rose 17 percent to $13.4 billion in the fiscal fourth quarter.In the personal computing segment including the Windows operating system, revenues were up 14 percent to $12.9 billion.Within that segment, Xbox gaming service revenues rose 65 percent and sales for its Surface devices were up 28 percent.Xbox hardware revenue increased 49 percent, as Microsoft boosted the number of consoles sold even with a newer version expected later this year.”This was a breakthrough quarter for gaming,” Nadella said.”We saw record engagement and monetization… as people everywhere turned to gaming to connect, socialize and play.”Microsoft saw a more modest six percent revenue rise in its productivity and business operations which include the Office software suite and LinkedIn.Daniel Ives at Wedbush Securities called the Microsoft results “robust,” led by its cloud computing that benefits from the work-from-home trend.”This current remote work from home environment is further catalyzing more enterprises to make the strategic cloud shift with Microsoft the main beneficiary as evidenced by the solid results this evening,” Ives said.Earlier Wednesday, the workplace messaging platform Slack filed an EU antitrust complaint against Microsoft, alleging that the integration of the “Teams” service into the Office software suit represented unfair competition.Microsoft said Teams was growing because it offers video, which Slack does not.Topics : Microsoft on Wednesday reported rising revenues in the past quarter amid strong demand for cloud computing services from pandemic-hit businesses and consumers and big gains in its Xbox gaming operations.Profits in the quarter ending June 30 fell 15 percent to US$11.2 billion, the result of increased tax charges compared with a year ago.Revenue meanwhile rose 13 percent to $38 billion, led by strong gains in its cloud computing and its Xbox gaming services. Chief executive Satya Nadella said Microsoft was equipped to deal with the coronavirus pandemic with its “integrated, modern technology stack.””We are seeing businesses accelerate the digitization of every part of their operations from manufacturing to sales to customer service,” Nadella told a conference call.Microsoft shares dipped some 2.5 percent in after-hours trade on the results, which were largely ahead of forecasts.Its shares have been trading at near record levels amid a surge of some 50 percent since March, giving it a market value of more than $1.6 trillion.last_img read more

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Trojans top George Mason at North Gym

first_imgThe No. 2 USC men’s volleyball team beat visiting George Mason University Patriots in straight sets by scores of 25-18, 25-16 and 25-21 in front of a raucous crowd in the North Gym on Friday.“The first set was sloppy but we picked it up,” USC coach Bill Ferguson said. “We’ve been focusing too much on the score and not the quality of play. We talked about our internal scoreboard after the first set and it showed in how focused we played.”Never in doubt · Senior middle blocker Steven Shandirck and the Trojans swept George Mason in straight sets at the North Gym. played its home matches there until 2006. – Katelynn Whitaker | Daily TrojanThis was the Trojans’ first time playing in the Physical Education Building’s North Gym since 2006. It was the team’s original gym from 1970-1988 and sporadically from 1997-2006. The Trojans will play their next two matches in the North Gym.“It’s important that we got used to the venue and got closer to our roots,” Ferguson said. “I had a mile-long email chain from a bunch of alumni after they found out we were returning to the North Gym sharing old pictures.”The Trojans won their 11th straight match to improve to a 16-4 overall mark, 13-4 in-conference, while the Patriots fell to 7-12 overall.The Trojans rested starters junior opposite hitter Maddison McKibbin and sophomore libero Henry Cassiday.“We had a good level of focus and we were careful not to take them lightly,” senior middle blocker and co-captain Steven Shandrick said. “It was important that the reserves held themselves to the same high standard as the starters would, and it was good that we could beat them in three.”Senior outside hitter and co-captain Tony Ciarelli led the charge with 13 kills and two aces. Redshirt sophomore opposite hitter Tanner Jansen followed with nine kills and three aces.“It’s been good working on connecting with the guys better and I feel like our team chemistry has improved,” freshman setter Micah Christensen said.The Trojans won in dominating fashion offensively, defensively and from the service line. The Trojans hit .273 and held the Patriots to a .014 clip, had 10.5 blocks to George Mason’s six and served 10 aces to Mason’s four.“I’m pleased with the serving and our overall focus,” Ferguson said. “But we need to get [freshman middle blocker Robert] Feathers and Shandrick the ball more because they had only five and three attempts, respectively.”Ferguson was also presented before the game with an honorary game ball to commemorate his  100th career win from the March 16 match against UC Santa Barbara.last_img read more

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