Former Manchester United captain Nemanja Vidic retires from football age 34

first_img Nemanja Vidic Former Manchester United captain Nemanja Vidic has announced his retirement.The news comes after the 34-year-old defender formally rescinded his contract with Inter Milan earlier this month.Vidic said on “The time has come for me to hang up my boots.“The injuries I have had in the last few years have taken their toll.“I would like to thank all the players I have played with, all the managers and staff I have worked with, and say a big ‘thank you’ to the fans for their support over the years.”The Serbian – who made 56 appearances for his country – joined United in the 2005-06 season from Spartak Moscow and went on to form a fine centre-back partnership with Rio Ferdinand.Vidic’s time with the Red Devils saw him win the 2007-08 Champions League, plus five Barclays Premier League titles.He left Old Trafford to join Inter in July 2014 and played 28 times for the San Siro side, scoring one goal.But hernia and back injuries meant he failed to feature for the Nerazzurri this season.Prior to Friday’s news, he had been linked with Aston Villa this month. 1last_img read more

Teens plant their way to success at local farm

first_img• Video: Teens learn to plant For eight weeks this summer, 10South El Monte High School students are digging and planting at a place that has provided them with job and life skills, as well as training in nutrition and organic farming techniques. The 14- to 16-year-old boys and girls meet on Saturdays and Tuesdays at the South El Monte organic farm, Earthworks. The students do everything from composting to planting to caring for and harvesting organic vegetables, herbs and flowers grown on a half-acre of the 4-acre farm. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhy these photogenic dumplings are popping up in Los Angeles“The ultimate goal is to transform our youth into leaders and productive community members … as they learn how to grow high-quality fresh organic vegetables, fruit, herbs and flowers,” said Amy Bowen, program director. The students also learn better eating habits. They are taught that eating fresh fruits and vegetables instead of chips and soda are much better for their health. Teresa Ortiz, 15, said she wanted to learn how to grow vegetables the right way, since her father has a greenhouse. “I wanted to learn how to grow vegetables so we can eat healthier foods,” she said. “I used to eat chips and junk food … and now it’s salads.” They spread out across the farm in teams and harvest carrots, cabbage, string beans, and other vegetables. Others wash the produce and some set up the stand where the fruits and vegetables are sold the same morning. Alex Nguyen, 14, of West Covina said besides making friends and learning how to work as a team, he also wanted to learn how to eat healthier. “I want to learn how to tell when fruits are ripe, so I can pick them,” he said, adding he wants to plant fruit trees in his backyard. By the end of their summer work, the students will be ready for a “real-world” job with the skills they nurtured and harvested during the eight-week program. (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2910160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Universal Orlando News — Week of January 12, 2019

first_imgTwo Park+ $55+ $55+ $55+ $55+ $55+ $55+ $55 One ParkRegularRegularValueValueValueValueValue SaturdaySundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday AdultValue: $114 + taxRegular: $122 + taxAnytime: $129 + tax Winter weather patterns routinely come as far south as Orlando, so pack for the weather. Volcano Bay could have a delayed opening or closure when highs are in the 60s and lows in the 40s. Refer to the Universal Orlando and TouringPlans Twitter accounts for the latest operating information.Operating Hours & Early Park AdmissionCityWalk is open until 2:00 a.m. daily, with free self parking starting after 6:00 p.m.Admissioncenter_img Two-day, two-park tickets are $274.99 per adult and $264.99 per child (plus tax).Volcano Bay tickets are at Anytime pricing at $80 per adult and $75 per child (plus tax).Showtimes and RefurbishmentsUniversal’s Cinematic Celebration ShowtimesJanuary 12 – 17: 7:00 p.m.January 18: 8:00 p.m.Universal’s Superstar ParadeJanuary 12 – 18: 5:00 p.m.The Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts CastleJanuary 12 – 18: Nightly after duskComplete showtimes are available on Universal Orlando’s website.RefurbishmentsJurassic Park River Adventure: January 7 – 25Hogwarts Express: January 17Popeye & Bluto’s Bilge-Rat Barges: January 28 – February 15EventsRock the Universe has a new date: February 1 & 2 at Universal Studios Florida. Florida’s largest Christian music festival features twelve live concert acts, Saturday candlelight ceremony, and Sunday religious services. Tickets are on sale now.Feet don’t fail me now! Celebrate Mardi Gras at Universal Studios Florida February 9 – April 4. Enjoy authentic Cajun cuisine, music straight from Louisiana, and a daily family-friendly Mardi Gras parade. On select nights major musical acts rock the Music Plaza Stage after sundown. All entertainment is included with your admission to Universal Studios Florida.See you next week, and make sure to leave a question below for the Mail Bag! Child (3-9)Value: $109 + taxRegular: $117 + taxAnytime: $124 + tax Share This!Pack up the garland and wreaths, it is time to roll out the beads and beignets! Universal has announced their Mardi Gras concert lineup and more in this week’s new roundup.Mardi Gras Concert LineupUniversal’s Mardi Gras celebration starts February 9 and runs until April 4 at Universal Studios Florida. Unique foods, delectable treats, strong beverages, amazing music, and an over-the-top parade are offered daily. On select Saturdays and Sundays the Music Plaza stage hosts concerts with big names in the music industry. Concerts are included with admission to Universal Studios Florida. We advise to show up at least an hour prior to the concert to get a good viewing location.Concert LineupSaturday, February 9 – BUSH at 8:3o p.m.Saturday, February 16 – Gavin DeGraw at 8:30 p.m.Sunday, February 17 – Dan + Shay at 8:30 p.m.Saturday, February 23 – Macklemore at 8:30 p.m.Saturday, March 2 – TBA at 8:30 p.m.Saturday, March 9 – Becky G at 8:30 p.m.Sunday, March 10 – Sean Paul at 8:30 p.m.Saturday, March 16 – Steve Miller Band at 8:30 p.m.Sunday, March 17 – Ziggy Marley at 8:30 p.m.Saturday, March 23 – NF at 8:30 p.m.Sunday, March 24 – Pitbull at 8:30 p.m.Saturday, March 30 – TBA at 8:30 p.m.Sunday, March 31 – TBA at 8:30 p.m.More information on food and beverages will be announced soon.Weekly Crowd LevelsDetailed crowd level information can be found here.Weather Reportlast_img read more

Marketing Day: The Pokémon Go craze, Amazon Prime Day results & more

first_img Posted on 14th July 2016Digital Marketing FacebookshareTwittertweetGoogle+share Related postsLytics now integrates with Google Marketing Platform to enable customer data-informed campaigns14th December 2019The California Consumer Privacy Act goes live in a few short weeks — Are you ready?14th December 2019ML 2019121313th December 2019Global email benchmark report finds email isn’t dead – it’s essential13th December 20192019 benchmark report: brand vs. non-brand traffic in Google Shopping12th December 2019Keep your LinkedIn advertising strategy focused in 202012th December 2019 HomeDigital MarketingMarketing Day: The Pokémon Go craze, Amazon Prime Day results & more Here’s our recap of what happened in online marketing today, as reported on Marketing Land and other places across the web.From Marketing Land:Marketers look to climb aboard the Pokémon Go phenomenonJul 13, 2016 by Barry LevineA week since its launch, the game of finding imaginary creatures in the real world has turned augmented reality into a major marketing tool.Amazon avoids a #PrimeDayFail on social media this yearJul 13, 2016 by Matt McGeeDespite minor ordering problems, most of the social conversation around Amazon’s Prime Day this year was positive.Amazon’s competitors saw a boost from Prime Day, tooJul 13, 2016 by Ginny MarvinE-commerce retailers saw traffic and conversion rate lifts on Prime Day as more shoppers came online to buy.Don’t call it a “geofence.” UberMedia introduces the “Optimal GeoSpace”Jul 13, 2016 by Greg SterlingCompany’s dynamic targeting is based on actual foot traffic patterns throughout the day and is specific to each location.Prime Day the “biggest day ever” for Amazon and its Alexa devicesJul 13, 2016 by Greg SterlingAmazon Echo sold massively, and according to the company, there was one v-commerce purchase per second.A brief introduction to data visualization theory for marketersJul 13, 2016 by Paul ShapiroWe marketers work with a lot of data, but how can we present these data in an easily understandable way? Check out this primer on data visualization by columnist Paul Shapiro.Contribution margin: How to tell if your marketing makes centsJul 13, 2016 by Jacob BaadsgaardIs your marketing making you money or losing it? Columnist Jacob Baadsgaard explains how determining and tracking your contribution margin can help your marketing initiatives remain profitable.How retailers are getting mobile engagement wrongJul 13, 2016 by Josh ToddHow can retailers overcome their challenges with mobile? Columnist Josh Todd shares what they’re doing wrong and how they can turn things around.Changing the Cannes conversation: Creativity isn’t enoughJul 13, 2016 by Ben BarokasWhile columnist Ben Barokas agrees that creativity is one key ingredient of a solution to ad blocking, his dispatch from Cannes argues for a more holistic approach.FTC spanks Warner Brothers for failure to disclose social influencer paymentsJul 12, 2016 by Greg SterlingThe company paid YouTube and social media influencers to promote a video game to their audiences without revealing that the content was sponsored.Mozilla envisions a new kind of crowd-sourced content recommendationJul 12, 2016 by Barry LevineThe goal of its new Context Graph project: Help users find useful content, based on what other users have found useful for that topic.Recent Headlines From Search Engine Land, Our Sister Site Dedicated To Search News & Information:Google expansion of Local Inventory Ad product search now live in Maps and knowledge panelsMoz shows you the faster way to find duplicate local business listingsHow to conjure big PPC profits with a few hundred dollarsSuffered a rankings drop? Use this checklist to diagnose whyOnline Marketing News From Around The Web:AnalyticsAre Marketers Satisfied With How They’re Using Data?, www.marketingprofs.comBig Data Analytics Success Depends on These 3 Ingredients, www.cmswire.comWhat is predictive analytics and how could you use it?, www.econsultancy.comBlogs & Blogging11 Things You Must Do After Publishing a New Blog Post, www.searchenginejournal.comBlog or vlog?, yoast.comHow to Get Your Readership Involved and Grow Your Audience with Community Challenges, www.problogger.netBusiness IssuesGoogle acquires team behind website sharing app Kifi, shutting it down soon, venturebeat.comVine isn’t growing and most of its top executives have left, www.recode.netContent Marketing5 Content Marketing Ideas for August 2016, www.practicalecommerce.com6 Musts for Legal Content Marketing, www.thunderactive.comA B2B Content Marketing Case Study: Presentation for the Boston Marketo User Group, www.komarketingassociates.comAre You Guilty Of Allowing Good Content To Rot?, www.searchenginepeople.comHow publishers wring new value from old content, digiday.comThe Best Way to Get Your Brand Message Out in a Noisy World, www.convinceandconvert.comConversion OptimizationHow The Halo Effect Affects Optimization (the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly), conversionxl.comHow to Get Top Management Buy-in for a Conversion Rate Optimization Program, vwo.comCopywriting, Design & UsabilityA Guide to Writing Better Business Documents, www.distilled.netHow to Add Custom Styles to the WordPress Visual Editor, www.wpexplorer.comHow to Design Your Site Like Airbnb, blog.crazyegg.comDomainingCompanies still love descriptive .com domains, domainnamewire.comE-Commerce9 Ecommerce Conversion Optimization Tactics That’ll Earn You Bags of Money, company-enterprise.myshopify.comAmazon has reduced Alexa’s mistakes in completing tasks by a factor of 2, venturebeat.comEmail MarketingEmail Marketing Automation, Without Turning Subscribers Off, blogs.constantcontact.comEmail Marketing Gets a Boost From … Louis CK?, www.cmswire.comEmail Newsletters Hit a Speed Bump: Inaccurate Open Rates, adage.comThe Benefits of Email Templates (and How to Use Them), movableink.comGeneral Internet Marketing5 Ways to Win with Web Personalization, blog.marketo.comBeyond Digital Marketing: Lessons from Digital Business Innovators, www.cmswire.comThe 10 Best-Perceived Brands Among Consumers in 2016 (So Far), www.adweek.comInternet Marketing IndustryKenshoo Appoints Digital Marketing Veteran Vince Cortese As CRO, kenshoo.comMarTech7 Ways Technology Can Make You a Smarter Content Marketer, contentmarketinginstitute.comCommissioned Survey from Persado Shows Marketers Turning to Automation to Improve Customer Engagement, www.martechadvisor.comHot Trends in Marketing Automation You Need to Know, www.marketingprofs.comMobile/Local MarketingFacebook lifts the veil on its mobile device testing lab, techcrunch.comFacebook’s Oregon data center has a lab with nearly 2,000 smartphones to test its apps, venturebeat.comHangouts for Android will add video messaging feature that’s been on iOS version for months, venturebeat.comMobile marketing strategy: Four key charts from our latest research, econsultancy.comUse These Methods to Get Your Mobile Ads Seen, www.tune.comOther ItemsYahoo Sports & Finance Get a New Look, yahoo.tumblr.comSocial Media6 Browser Extensions for Busy Social Media Marketers, www.socialmediaexaminer.comFacebook, Twitter, And Breaking News’ Special Relationship, www.buzzfeed.comHow Brands Can Adjust To Facebook’s Big Algorithm Change, www.socialmediaexplorer.comInstagram’s algorithmic feed is the worst thing to happen to me all summer, techcrunch.comInstagram’s most-liked picture is a Coca-Cola ad with Selena Gomez, digiday.comOh No! Did Facebook Just Kill Unpaid Marketing Content?, smallbiztrends.comSmart Monetization for Publishers in a Facebook Instant Articles Era, www.adweek.comSnapchat for B2B: Examples of Brands in Action, Best Practices & Tips, www.toprankblog.comUltimate Facebook Ad Types Cheat Sheet, www.wordstream.comWhy You Should Switch to an Instagram Business Account, blogs.constantcontact.comWSJ Standing Back in Wary Approach to Facebook, adage.comVideoA Beginner’s Guide to Creating Video Content, www.marketingprofs.comEssential Tools and Tactics for Video on Social, www.newswhip.comFacebook Expands Video Engagement Custom Audiences; Get the Skinny, 3qdigital.comInstagram Is Inspiring Marketers to Make Square-Shaped Videos for Facebook, www.adweek.comWhat The Future Of Online News Video Looks Like, www.newswhip.comFrom our sponsors: Marketing Day: The Pokémon Go craze, Amazon Prime Day results & more Marketing Day: The Pokémon Go craze, Amazon Prime Day results & moreYou are here:last_img read more

F1: Rejuvenated Vettel surges to victory in Spa classic

first_imgDefending Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel won the Belgian Grand Prix on Sunday to strengthen his overall lead with seven races remaining. PhotosVettel started from pole position to win his seventh race of the season and 17th of his career. The German led Red Bull to a 1- 2 finish with Mark Webber finishing close behind.”I enjoyed every lap today. The car was fantastic to drive,” Vettel said. “If the car does what you want it to do, this place is really fun. It was a very entertaining race, with the strategy to come in early.” Lewis Hamilton’s slim title hopes took a further blow when his McLaren crashed early on.Hamilton slipped to fifth in the standings, 113 points behind Vettel, who has a 92-point advantage over second- placed Webber.Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso is third in the drivers’ title race ahead of Jenson Button, despite the Briton overtaking the Spaniard late in the race to claim third place at Spa- Francorchamps.Button, who won the last race in Hungary, was left to rue what might have been had he not started the race way down in 13th spot on the grid.”To come away with the third was disappointing,” Button said.”Who knows what would have happened if we had qualified well.” Vettel secured pole position for the ninth time in 12 races this season. But he had not won any of the last three GPs in Britain, Germany and Hungary, and only one of the last five heading into Spa, prompting speculation that he was losing his grip on the title.advertisementVettel’s jubilation was evident at ending that winless run as he stood on top of his Red Bull after the race, and pumped his fists in delight.”What a race!” he told his Red Bull team over the race radio at the end as he won in Spa for the first time, banishing memories of last year’s 15th- place finish.The 24-year-old overcame significant tyre wear early on and held off Alonso when the Spaniard was pressuring strongly.Twenty years after making his F1 debut on the same track, seven- time former champion Michael Schumacher started from last place after crashing during the first lap of Saturday’s qualifying session. The 42- yearold German drove his Mercedes with panache to finish in fifth place behind Alonso.Tyre management proved a crucial factor in Vettel’s win on the seven- kilometre Spa circuit – the longest and arguably the most difficult on the F1 calendar.Hamilton pushed to overtake Sauber driver Kamui Kobayashi on lap 13 and the two cars collided coming into the corner.The crash was more spectacular than harmful as debris from Hamilton’s car flew into the air.Hamilton, who has won two races this season, climbed out of his McLaren as the safety car was then deployed.”I’m not really quite sure what happened, I hit the wall pretty hard,” Hamilton said. “As far as I was concerned I was ahead of whoever I was racing and then I was hit by them.”Vettel seemed to get away quite slowly at the start and Nico Rosberg raced up from fifth place on the grid to overtake him at the Les Combes turn, with Ferrari’s Felipe Massa and Alonso both passing Hamilton. On the next lap, Alonso made a brilliant move to overtake Massa on a corner, while Hamilton also sneaked past the Brazilian to get back into fourth.Vettel took an early pit stop on the fifth lap to replace his blistered tyres with soft tyres. He came out of the pits in eighth place, but soon cut through the field and regained the lead when Hamilton went in for new tyres on lap 11.Within minutes, Hamilton was out of the race, despite his team telling him over the radio to “take it easy”.Seventh place for SutilA double points finish slipped out of Force India’s hands as Adrian Sutil finished seventh and Paul di Resta 11th. Nevertheless, it was a brilliant race for both drivers as they overcame poor grid positions, with Sutil eventually earning six points for Vijay Mallya’s team.It looked like a top- 10 finish for di Resta too, but with just six laps to go, the Scottish driver surrendered his 10th position as Ferrari’s Felipe Massa and Williams’s Pastor Maldonado went past.With inputs from AP / PTIlast_img read more

Mood of the Nation Poll: BCCI identified more with business and politics

first_imgIndia’s greatest sport iconClick here to EnlargeHad this poll been conducted just after India’s 6-1 ODI series win over Sri Lanka, its results may well have been the reverse.For the moment, it is good news for Sourav Ganguly, bad news for the BCCI and further proof of the emotional nature,India’s greatest sport iconClick here to EnlargeHad this poll been conducted just after India’s 6-1 ODI series win over Sri Lanka, its results may well have been the reverse.For the moment, it is good news for Sourav Ganguly, bad news for the BCCI and further proof of the emotional nature of Indian cricket’s consuming classes. The BCCI and Ganguly may be closely linked today, but it is the cricketer who walks off with more sympathy votes than he probably could have got in a secret ballot in his dressing room.Opinion about his career is divided. The question: whether he deserves to be in the Indian team is met with ambiguity. Though 36 per cent say there is still room for him in the team and another 18 per cent add the rider of continued performance, India is largely undecided. Only a minority though believe it is time to haul him up one last time. The BCCI does not get off as lightly: the Board is strongly identified more with business and politics rather than cricket, with nearly half the respondents polled agreeing fully or to some extent that power play and business deals have taken precedence to the game.Much of this has to do with what must be the uppermost in public memory: the BCCI’s November elections and the sight of its chief Sharad Pawar and Ganguly smiling at the cameras four days before the selection of the team for Pakistan.Through all the controversy, one name continues to ring true. Sixteen years on, Sachin Tendulkar continues to rule-more than OK.72% Of West Bengal voters feel Ganguly should be in the indian team but 18 % of all voters say only if he performs.advertisementlast_img read more

10 months agoMan Utd midfielder Matic: Attack and run more – that’s Solskjaer’s message

first_imgMan Utd midfielder Matic: Attack and run more – that’s Solskjaer’s messageby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic admits caretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has urged the players to be more adventurous.Solskjaer kicked off his reign with a 5-1 win at Cardiff City.”He had only two days with us but we had a few meetings,” revealed Matic.”He said we need to play more forward, to be more dangerous in attack, to run more, to compete with everything.”And that’s exactly what we did today and we are happy because of that.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

a month agoSouthampton boss Hasenhuttl: Slow start cost us

first_imgSouthampton boss Hasenhuttl: Slow start cost usby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl felt a slow start wrecked their chances in defeat to Bournemouth.Nathan Ake and Harry Wilson scored first-half goals with Callum Wilson clinching the win late on after James Ward-Prowse gave the Saints hope.“The first half was too bad to get a point,” said Hasenhüttl.“We lost this game in the first half. We haven’t showed a few of the qualities we showed in the last games.“The second half was completely different. We really tried to stress them, we won nearly every second ball and 26 shots on goal in 90 minutes is also not so bad, but these stats are not so interesting.“What’s interesting is the goals, but we couldn’t score more today, so it was not the result we wanted.”The Saints boss continued: “We knew it would be a difficult game today and we knew Bournemouth are strong in counter-attacks.“They didn’t have that many chances, but for the first one from the corner, we lost one duel in the centre and it’s a goal.“We invested a lot. I think everybody saw that we tried until the last minute to turn the table, but in the end we didn’t. We have to keep our heads up and move forward.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

18 days agoChelsea winger Christian Pulisic: I hear things, I see things

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Chelsea winger Christian Pulisic: I hear things, I see thingsby Paul Vegas18 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea winger Christian Pulisic is well aware of his doubters.Pulisic admits the criticism has hurt, although he insists the level of expectation which comes with his £58m price tag has not weighed him down.Pulisic said: “You can’t completely ignore it. I don’t live under a rock. I hear things, I see things, but I do my best to block it out. I’m just working hard for myself.“The outside opinions don’t matter as much to me as to what’s in the team and myself and the people who care about me. So I’m just going to keep working and do my best and not worry about it.“This number (£58m) doesn’t mean anything to me. Obviously, I go out and try to give my best every time I’m on the pitch.”I’m not sure what the price tag means to you, but I just have to keep trying to perform at my best for myself and for the team.“I did the best I could with the minutes I got. I tried to help the team as best I could. I guess I’m happy but I going to keep working harder, and I’m never going to stop to try to get more minutes.“The level of competition has been great. Competition in the team can only make me better and I think that’s what makes teams, it’s guys who are maybe not the second or third man, but they are pushing each other in training every single day. That’s what a good team is all about.” last_img read more

5 days agoCeltic striker Odsonne Edouard urged to target Arsenal move

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard urged to target Arsenal moveby Paul Vegas5 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveCeltic striker Odsonne Edouard should be targeting a move to Arsenal.That’s according to former Rangers forward Kris Boyd.Edouard has been in fine form for the Glasgow club this season, scoring nine goals and providing five assists in 17 appearances.Boyd isn’t surprised by the reported interest in the Hoops’ star man but believes the 21-year-old should stay put until the likes of Manchester United or Arsenal come calling.He told the Scottish Sun: “For what it’s worth, if it’s the Premier League he heads for, it should be for one of the giants, Manchester United or Arsenal, and not, with respect, to a Brighton or Southampton.“But I’ve got a funny feeling he’ll have to go and prove himself first at one of those clubs.” last_img read more