MLS Bradley, Howard, Dempsey & the highest paid Americans in MLS Goal 12:25 5/19/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) MLS Who are the top earning American players in Major League Soccer? Goal breaks down the top 10 The MLS players union released its salary data last week, and the numbers showed some interesting trends. Three Americans were in the top 10 in the league in terms of total compensation, while a fourth landed in the top 25. Even among Americans Toronto FC dominated the list of high earners, but Sporting Kansas City and Orlando City each placed a pair of players on this list. Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Here’s the rundown of the top 10 highest paid Americans in Major League Soccer.
The time allotted for both zones will expire this month. Operations are slated to come to an end in Denham Town and Mt. Salem on December 15 and 29, respectively. This would be the second extension granted for the Mt. Salem zone, which was the first to become operational on September 1. The Prime Minister said both zones have “yielded unquestionable results”, noting that there has been no report of murders in any of the zones, no report of serious crimes, and no report of abuse by any State actors in either zone. Story Highlights The Zones of Special Operations (ZOSOs) in Mt. Salem, St. James; and Denham Town in Kingston are to be extended by another 60 days. The Zones of Special Operations (ZOSOs) in Mt. Salem, St. James; and Denham Town in Kingston are to be extended by another 60 days.The House of Representatives on Wednesday (December 6) approved a motion requesting the extension, which was moved by Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness.Mr. Holness noted that additional time is needed to facilitate social-intervention activities that require long-term focus, as well as infrastructural investment.The time allotted for both zones will expire this month. Operations are slated to come to an end in Denham Town and Mt. Salem on December 15 and 29, respectively. This would be the second extension granted for the Mt. Salem zone, which was the first to become operational on September 1.The zones were established under the Law Reform (Zones of Special Operations) (Special Security and Community Development Measures) Act, which was passed in Parliament earlier in the year.The law seeks to contain crime while safeguarding the human rights of residents and promoting community development through social-intervention initiatives.The Prime Minister said both zones have “yielded unquestionable results”, noting that there has been no report of murders in any of the zones, no report of serious crimes, and no report of abuse by any State actors in either zone.“Since the declaration of zones, two communities that have previously been exposed to intolerable levels of crime and criminal influence are now experiencing peace, protection by the State, safety from gang violence, and security where insecurity was previously abundant. This is a successful model that is worth repeating,” he said.The Law Reform (Zones of Special Operations) (Special Security and Community Development Measures) Act gives the Prime Minister power to declare an area a Zone of Special Operations in order to tackle increased crime and volatility in a community. This is in consultation with the National Security Council.The Zone can only be established after the Police Commissioner and the Chief of Defence Staff make a request for such a declaration in writing to the Prime Minister.
zoomImage Courtesy: Yang Ming Driven by market challenges in container shipping, Taiwanese shipping company Yang Ming Marine Transport Corporation closed the first half of this year with a net loss.The company suffered a net loss of TWD 1.95 billion (USD 62.94 million), compared to a net loss of TWD 5.76 billion seen in the corresponding period last year.Net loss for the second quarter of 2019 stood at TWD 1.27 billion, against a net loss of TWD 3.81 billion posted in Q2 2018.On the other hand, Yang Ming’s consolidated revenues rose by 16.77% year on year to TWD 75.48 billion in H1 2019 and by 20.24% to TWD 40.4 billion in Q2 2019.What is more, the company’s container volumes increased by 5% year on year to 2.64 million TEUs in the first half of this year and also by 5% to 1.35 million TEUs in the second quarter.As explained, the results were affected by the current market oversupply and the weaker-than-expected market demand due to the ongoing China-US trade tensions.In addition, the slight rise in bunker fuel prices affected Yang Ming’s operating costs.Furthermore, the exercise of the new IFRS 16 accounting standard had a negatively impact on Yang Ming’s half-year profitability by around TWD 0.6 billion (USD 19.37 million). Consequently, the company’s operating performance was insufficient to yield profits in the first half of 2019, Yang Ming noted.Nevertheless, Yang Ming said has reduced its financial losses significantly by 66.22% as compared to the previous year, largely due to the result of its strategies implementation and cost control.The company has begun since the last year the deployment of its new eco-type containerships while returning some of its higher cost chartered vessels.Established in 1972, Yang Ming currently operates a fleet of 101 vessels with an operating capacity of 7.74 million dwt or 673,000 TEUs.Read more:Yang Ming Adds New Service amid Rising Trade TensionsYang Ming Forms Subsidiary in Indonesia
Earlier this week, Google announced its plans to launch a ‘Cloud Robotics platform’ for developers in 2019. Since the early onset of ‘cloud robotics’ in the year 2010, Google has explored various aspects of the cloud robotics field. Now, with the launch of Cloud Robotics platform, Google will combine the power of AI, robotics and the cloud to deploy cloud-connected collaborative robots. The platform will encourage efficient robotic automation in highly dynamic environments. The core infrastructure of the Platform will be open source and users will pay only for what services they use. Features of Cloud Robotics platform: #1 Critical infrastructure The platform will introduce secure and robust connectivity between robots and the cloud. Kubernetes will be used for the management and distribution of digital assets. Stackdriver will assist with the logging, monitoring, alerting, and dashboarding processes. Developers will gain access to Google’s data management and AI capabilities, ranging from Cloud Bigtable to Cloud AutoML. The standardized data types and open APIs will help developers build reusable automation components. Moreover, open APIs support interoperability, which means integrators can compose end-to-end solutions with collaborative robots from different vendors. #2 Specialized tools The tools provided with this platform will help developers to build, test, and deploy software for robots with ease. Composing and deploying automation solutions in customers’ environments through system integrators can be done easily. Operators can monitor robot fleets and ongoing missions, as well. Plus, users have to only pay for the services they use. That being said, if a user decides to move to another cloud provider, they can take their data with them! #3 Fostering powerful first-party services and third-partyy innovation Google’s initial Cloud Robotics services can be applied to various use cases like robot localization and object tracking. The services will process sensor data from multiple sources and use machine learning to obtain information and insights about the state of the physical world. It will encourage an ecosystem of hardware, and applications, that can be used and re-used for collaborative automation. #4 Industrial Automation made easy Industrial automation requires extensive custom integration. Collaborative robots can help improve flexibility of the overall process. It will help save costs and vendor lock ins. That being said, it is difficult to program robots to understand and react to the unpredictable changes of the physical human world. The Google Cloud platform will solve these issues by providing flexible automation services like Cartographer service, Spatial Intelligence service and Object Intelligence service Watch this video to know more about these services: Alternatively, head over to Google’s Blog to know more about this announcement. Read Next What’s new in Google Cloud Functions serverless platform Cloud Filestore: A new high performance storage option by Google Cloud Platform Machine Learning as a Service (MLaaS): How Google Cloud Platform, Microsoft Azure, and AWS are democratizing Artificial Intelligence
Fall promotion for Cayman Islands takes up to 45% off Share Posted by Thursday, August 30, 2018 Tags: Air Canada Vacations, Cayman Islands, Discounts, Promotions, tourism, WestJet Vacations << Previous PostNext Post >> TORONTO — The Cayman Islands’ ‘Fall Only in Cayman’ promotion offers savings worth up to 45% off for travel until Nov. 15.The deals extend to accommodations, attractions, watersports and more, says the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism.Packages are available through Air Canada Vacations and WestJet Vacations. Retail partner tripcentral.ca is also taking part. Here’s a list of the ‘Fall Only in Cayman’ deals including resort credits and reduced rates of up to 45% off:ACCOMODATIONSBrac Caribbean Beach VillageThe Ritz-Carlton, Grand CaymanSunset Cove Treasure Island CondosGrand Cayman Marriott Beach ResortComfort Suites Seven Mile BeachColonial ClubGrand Caymanian ResortMargaritaville Beach Resort Grand CaymanHoliday Inn Resort, Grand CaymanWyndham Reef Resort Grand CaymanWestin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort and SpaSunset HouseSHOPPINGRocky’s Diamond GalleryWATERSPORTSEden Rock Diving CenterATTRACTIONSPicture This StudiosLocked Inn CaymanRESTAURANTSThe BrasserieFor more information see visitcaymanislands.ca. Travelweek Group