zoom Japan-based Eco Marine Power (EMP) has started preparing for sea trials of its Aquarius Marine Renewable Energy (MRE) solution involving several large bulk carriers.Being undertaken in co-operation with strategic partners and compatriot ship owner Hisafuku Kisen K.K., the preparatory work will lead to the world’s first installation of an integrated rigid sail and solar power system for ships using EMP’s patented technologies including the EnergySail.Currently underway is a feasibility study involving several large bulk carriers including the Belgrano, Nord Gemini and Bulk Chile. For each ship an estimate of the propulsive power that could be provided by an EnergySail array will be prepared according to the routes they operate on. In addition the total amount of solar power that could be installed on each vessel will be determined.“This is a major step forward towards a more sustainable future for shipping and is expected to result in the wider deployment of EMP’s solutions on ships ranging from coastal cargo vessels to bulk ore carriers and cruise ships,” EMP said.After the feasibility study is completed one ship will be selected for the sea trials phase. During this phase a trial configuration that will incorporate all the elements of Aquarius MRE will be installed and evaluated during a period of around 12 to 18 months.World first deployment of patented rigid sail and solar power system is set to commence during 2018.
[dropcap]H[/dropcap]appy New Year……It’s of course the time to make resolutions and mine, for this column, is to record the performance of the daily selections to the recommended stakes. Starting today !I just wonder how many more leaders of the Premier League we’ll see before the end of the season. Talk about flip-flopping.Man U were written off by many (including myself) after their wobbles at the start of the season but if they continue their current form then current outright prices could look very juicy indeed as they look to get back into the most compact of leaderboards.Man U start the New Year on a run of six winning matches and face a Spurs side also in resurgent form under new manager Tim Sherwood – so we should be in for a cracker at Old Trafford (5.30pm, LIVE BT SPORT).Spurs have enjoyed a good recent record over Man U:HEAD TO HEAD RECORD(Max last 10 only)Dec 2013 Premier Tottenham 2-2 Man UtdJan 2013 Premier Tottenham 1-1 Man UtdSep 2012 Premier Man Utd 2-3 TottenhamMar 2012 Premier Tottenham 1-3 Man UtdAug 2011 Premier Man Utd 3-0 TottenhamJan 2011 Premier Tottenham 0-0 Man UtdOct 2010 Premier Man Utd 2-0 TottenhamApr 2010 Premier Man Utd 3-1 TottenhamDec 2009 Carling Cup Man Utd 2-0 TottenhamSep 2009 Premier Tottenham 1-3 Man UtdMan U have the bigger injury problems. They will assess the fitness of Wayne Rooney, who missed the win at Norwich with a groin problem and has yet to return to training.The game may come too soon for Robin van Persie but Antonio Valencia returns after a one-game ban.Spurs won this fixture 3-2 last season, claiming their first victory at Manchester United since 16 December 1989.The sides are tied in the table on 34 points with Man U ahead on goal difference and for my first bet of 2014 with Star Sports I’m sticking with the draw at around 14/5.RECOMMENDED BET (1-10 points)5 points DRAW at around 14/5 with Star SportsRUNNING RETURN (JANUARY): 0.00 POINTS What’s your view? CALL STAR SPORTS 08000 521 321
That data, disclosed Wednesday in Amazon’s annual proxy report, is a reminder that while the technologists, business managers and marketers at Amazon headquarters can make more than $100,000, in most of the country, Amazon is a blue-collar logistics company where workers take home far less.In Seattle, Amazon’s more than 45,000 employees are paid an average of more than $110,000, according to an analysis of individual worker data posted to job review site Glassdoor. The median, or midpoint, of Amazon’s 566,000 individual employee salaries worldwide stood far lower.At Amazon’s dozens of logistics depots around the U.S., entry-level work generally starts at between $11 and $16 an hour, according to Amazon job postings and Glassdoor reviews.Amazon Chief Executive Jeff Bezos received $1,681,840 in compensation in 2017, the proxy statement said, $1.6 million of which represents the cost of providing his security.Bezos—who owns 16 percent of the company’s shares, a stake that makes him the world’s richest man with a net worth of $127 billion, according to Bloomberg—received the other $81,840 as salary.The pay disclosure was mandated by the federal Wall Street reform bill passed after the 2008 financial crisis. Its aim is to allow a comparison of the top executive’s pay to rank-and-file pay.By that metric, Amazon’s disparity between CEO and average worker pay stood at 59-to-1, a relatively narrow gap. Compensation data firm Equilar, which surveyed companies earlier this year on the pay ratio they planned to disclose, found a median pay ratio of 140-to-1.In a statement, Amazon said that it offered highly competitive wages and benefits “in every country and every sector where we employ people.” This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Amazon workers in Spain plan first ever strike ©2018 The Seattle Times Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC. Explore further Citation: Amazon worker’s median pay in 2017: $28,446 (2018, April 20) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-04-amazon-worker-median.html Amazon says its median employee pay was $28,446 last year.