European occupiers’ costs

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Lionel Messi tops wealth league ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo | …

first_imgLONDON: Lionel Messi has become the world’s richest footballer. According to Forbes Magazine’s list, Barcelona have overtaken Italian club Juventus’ Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo in every aspect of the game. Messi’s revenue across all segments this year is $ 126 million.Messi, who receives $ 92 million in salary alone, earns $ 34 million through advertising deals. Cristiano Ronaldo, who is the second richest man in the world, has $ 117 million. Messi’s former teammate and French club PSG superstar Neymar is third. Neymar is worth $ 96 million. France’s Killian Mbabane, Neymar’s teammate at the French club, is the fourth richest footballer with $ 42 million.The English Premier League is the richest local football league. Mohamed Salah, the Egyptian player of champions Liverpool, is fifth on the list. Salah makes $ 37 million in and out of the field. Manchester United’s French midfielder Paul Pogba is sixth with $ 34 million. They are two of the three Premier League players in the top ten. Pogba’s teammate and Barcelona star Antonio Griezmann and Real’s Gareth Bale are seventh and eighth respectively. Bayern’s forward and Polish player Lewandowski has been named in the top ten from the German Bundesliga. Manchester United goalkeeper De Gea is also behind ninth-ranked Lewandowski.Messi is set to leave Barcelona after suffering an 8-2 defeat to UEFA Champions League champions Bayern Munich. However, his contract could last until next year, when he could leave the club with a 700 million ransom. With this, the player abandoned the move. With Barcelona offering another $ 83 million bonus, the player will not go down in the list of richest footballers anytime soon.last_img read more

Two-time Pro Bowl tackle Jermon Bushrod to retire with Saints

first_img Hall of Fame kicker Morten Andersen offers to help Carli Lloyd with NFL career NFLPA looking at Cowboys bypassing agents to negotiate with players A fourth-round pick by the Saints in 2007, Bushrod played his first six seasons in New Orleans, making the Pro Bowl in 2011 and 2012. He started 14 games at left tackle for the Saints’ Super Bowl championship team in 2009.  After stints with the Bears and Dolphins, Bushrod re-signed with the Saints before last season, was cut, then re-signed again, ultimately playing in 11 games with six starts. The Saints also selected him last year to receive the Ed Block Courage Award, for his perseverance following the death of his infant daughter. Related Newscenter_img Baker Mayfield on Kareem Hunt being banned from Browns’ facility: ‘It hurts him’ Jermon Bushrod, a two-time Pro Bowl left tackle and a cornerstone of the New Orleans Saints’ offensive line during their Super Bowl championship season, will announce his retirement Thursday.According to USA Today, Bushrod will sign a one-day contract with the Saints and announce his retirement during their preseason finale against the Dolphins on Thursday night.last_img read more

Make Hacking Harder Infographic

first_img 1 min read Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Register Now » Think your website is safe? Think again. According to Sophos Labs, a computer security company, more than 30,000 websites are hacked each day. These breaches can cost companies billions of dollars and threaten customer trust.Protecting your site starts with leadership, making sure the right people are in place to create solid plans and execute them when the worst occurs. Take a look at this exclusive infographic for the basics to focus your company’s approach.Click to Enlarge+ Related: How to Make Your Website Hacker-Proofcenter_img Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global December 5, 2014last_img

All Charged Up How Clothes Are Now Powering Devices

first_img 3 min read Enroll Now for Free This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Last year, Google joined the battery arms race in an effort to provide better batteries to power the Internet of Things (IoT). Given the launch and increasing popularity of the Apple Watch, more and more people are looking for ways to keep their devices charged all day.Related: Meet the Wearable That Could Save Your Life If You’re Being AttackedOne solution has been to buy an exterior battery case for your phone. And while this solution certainly does the job, many people have found this option too bulky for use; they’re not exactly thrilled at having yet another device to charge up at night, either.But, now, companies are answering the challenge, designing solutions that integrate users’ need for power with their daily activities.1. Charging your phone from your jacketInnovative companies such as Evolution Wear have come up with a clever way to keep mobile devices charged, using solar panels integrated into the user’s jacket. Think about it: You’re outside during the day, and you always have your device on you. You’re charging your device simply walking around outside. It makes a lot of sense.This is just the beginning. Solar power is the most immediate, efficient green technology option, and your clothes will continue to get “smarter” and serve more functional purposes.Related: Wearable Tech Will Soon Be Work Attire in These 4 Industries2. Motion-powered fabricsIt’s not available yet. But scientists are working on textile-based nanotechnology that uses friction to convert mechanical energy from body movements into electricity. Imagine having your body movements power your smaller electronics.“It’s an exciting time in history, when fashion merges with technology,” says Saum G (he uses an initial only), co-founder of Evolution Wear. “Solar power solves an immediate need, but it’s just the beginning. Our clothing has evolved, and it’s impressive how affordable wearable technology is today and will continue to be tomorrow.”Evolution Wear – Black | WINTER SOLSTICE by seguniverse on Sketchfab3. More Wearable Technology If you really want to go “all in” on wearable technology, you don’t have to look far. After you’ve purchased your solar jacket, the next thing you might consider is a pair of GPS Smart Soles. This is exactly what you think they are — insoles for your shoes that are GPS-enabled so that you can “keep connected to who matters most.”The line between creepy and cool is a fine one. But GPS Smart Soles are like Lo Jack for your family members. They were specifically designed for:Seniors suffering from Alzheimer’s/dementiaTeens and young adults with autismAthletes and veterans with traumatic brain injury (TBI)Anyone who could potentially wander off and require oversightIt is truly an incredible time to be alive. So many of the technologies we dreamed of as kids have come to fruition. I can call and text my friends and family members from my watch. I can track my exercise and activities from that same watch or a Fitbit.And before any of my devices demand to be recharged, I can plug them into my solar-powered jacket to recharge them while I’m on the go. The future looks even brighter as we continue to evolve the incredible technology that we have today.Related: Elon Musk Unveils Clean, Green Batteries to Power the WorldBut this isn’t the future. This is now. What an age we live in! Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. March 17, 2016 Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Nowlast_img read more

ACV has timesavers for online seat selection group bookings

first_img Travelweek Group ACV has time-savers for online seat selection, group bookings MONTREAL — Air Canada Vacations is reminding agents about several time-saving tools available to complete and modify client bookings.Agents booking with Air Canada Vacations are now able to reserve seat selection online through all distribution channels including ACV’s travel agent website, SIREV, Amadeus, Sabre Vacations and Galileo Vacations, instead of calling ACV’s reservations department.Bookings can be retrieved via TripBook and from here, agents can add regular or preferred seat selection to their client files.As a reminder, if making reservations through ACV’s online channels, final payments must be made online as well. Sirev does not accept cheque numbers as a form of payment for seat selection (credit cards only).Agents can also quote and book their own groups to Sun destinations online or via GDS. Once they have shopped and booked their group package, agents can follow the online steps to book multiple PNRs; each PNR can hold a maximum of six passengers.More news:  Direct Travel names Smith as Senior VP, Leisure Marketing, North AmericaOnce this process is completed, agents will be able to obtain availability and the price of the group booking, then mail ACV Groups’ department the PNR numbers at [email protected] Group modifications, including name changes, or requests for other options, should also be sent to this email address, says ACV.ACV has all-in-one cruise packages which include air, cruise, roundtrip transfers and all taxes and added values. These packages are also available for booking through all distribution channels.Also new, ACV’s B2B res line for Sun, Europe, North America and cruise product is now open on Sundays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Share Friday, December 30, 2016 center_img Posted by Tags: Air Canada Vacations << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

Coco Capsule

first_imgNo related posts. Since starting this column two years ago, it’s been my intent to bring focus on events in Las Playas, as well as to inform about when stores, restaurants and services have opened up or closed down.It is time to turn the tables and find out what readers are interested in, or would like to see in town. I’m asking for ideas as to what you would like to have happen here, saving you that trip to Liberia or the longer hauls to Santa Cruz, Nicoya or San José. Send me your thoughts, and I’ll publish them in an upcoming piece. And if you send an idea of something I’m aware of, I’ll send back any information I have. If I still don’t know, I’ll run with that and find readers who do. In that way, we can truly make some Community Connections.Paul Woodward, owner of the popular Woody’s Bar and Grill in downtown Coco, is working with Coco Animal Rescue and Education to host another Chili Cook-off. The cook-off is planned for Sept. 16 and details will be forthcoming. Mark your calendars now for what will be a busy weekend, with the Lions Club sponsored dinner the night before at Pices Restaruant.–Kent [email protected] Facebook Commentslast_img read more