If it's good enough for Germany, it's good enough for Bantams argues ownerThursday, June 21, 2018
He shares this status alongside Hoffenheim manager Julian Nagelsmann, 30, who also enjoyed a campaign of outstanding success last term.Other thirtysomethings managing in the top tier include Augsburgs Manuel Baum, Werder Bremens Florian Kohfeldt and Sandro Schwarz of Mainz, with Rahic hoping that the flower of youth can also now blossom to positive effect at City.
It is not about the age, but the knowledge about football. The circumstances are so important and if we trust each other and have the same understanding, if we bring it all together and get this bonding, then I think we have a massive chance.
Rahic said: In Germany, Schalke are second with a coach who started at 30. They are in the Champions League now.Third (last season) were Hoffenheim, who are also in the Champions League. Nagelsmann started at 28 or 29.It is not about the age, but the knowledge about football. The circumstances are so important and if we trust each other and have the same understanding, if we bring it all together and get this bonding, then I think we have a massive chance.Just as the notion of giving young, homegrown managers and coaches a chance is becoming increasingly fashionable in Germany, so Rahic feels that domestic trend can take off in England while also believing that the notion of promoting from within is both a sound and responsible one.The benefits of continuity in both Collins and Drury both knowing the working environment at the club and players they are working with on a daily basis represents another important factor, according to Rahic, alongside their ‘local knowledge.The first-team squad members who reconvene in pre-season training on June 28 will include a senior defender in Matt Kilgallon who is a couple of years older than Collins and Drury at 34, with captain Romain Vincelot being the same age, while Nathaniel Knight-Percival is 31.But Rahic does not see any issues whatsoever – only plus points.It is massive because they (Collins and Drury) are Yorkshire lads. They know the club and they are proud to be here, he added.They know the circumstances unlike a German coach who say does not speak English. They know the players and that is a massive benefit.They also have never applied for the job. They showed me how they saw a chance, but never forced it.
Higley, Butch - Dothan EagleThursday, March 15, 2018
February 21, 2018. Butch was born in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, on November 8, 1947. His father served as a career Army officer, and the family lived in many places in the United States and in Augsburg, Germany. Butch graduated from Cleveland Heights High School in 1965. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Florida State University in 1969, and a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from Georgia Institute of Technology in 1992. He served in the United States Army and later worked as a Computer Scientist on a Department of Defense research team at Georgia Tech until his retirement to Jackson County in 2006. Butch was known to his family and friends as someone who loved his family, enjoyed helping others, and loved the Lord. He had been a member of the First Baptist Church of Marianna for twelve years and served as a deacon there. He enjoyed working outdoors and playing golf with good friends. He is survived by his wife, Gayle Melzer Higley, his children, Krista (Antonio) Sandoval of Overland Park, Kansas, Clint (Mara) Higley of Sharpsburg, Georgia, and Mary Nell (Robert) Summey of Decatur, Georgia, as well as his three beloved grandchildren, Isabelle and Hannah Sandoval and Elijah Barrow. He is also survived by three sisters, Margaret Gower of Naples, Florida, Martha Wargo of Akron, Ohio, and Patricia Edrich of New Port Richey, Florida, and a brother, Arthur Higley of Hixson, Tennessee. Butch was preceded in death by his parents, Mary Myrtle Isbell and Howard Cogswell Higley, and his sister, Mary Abby Hollett. Funeral services will...http://www.dothaneagle.com/jcfloridan/obituaries/higley-butch/article_85decfee-a574-564f-80df-587a0ab5854e.html
Driving Germany's 'Romantic Road' - Condé Nast TravelerThursday, March 15, 2018
Best to keep passing through until your first stop, about an hour and a half north, in Augsburg, Bavaria's oldest city (and originally a Roman town). Grab a bite outside at a cafe on the Maximilianstrasse, to take it all in, before heading to the Fuggerei, a walled Roman Catholic housing complex for the poor built in the early 1500s by Jakob Fugger. It still serves as subsidized housing to this day, and you can take a tour of one of the homes, peeking into the spartan but welcoming living room, bedroom, and kitchen. There's also a complicated history of the Fuggerei's rebirth following a WWII bombing raid, made all the more real by the mini-museum's setting in a bunker.Take a breath and get back on the road. You can swing by Harburg Castle, or choose Dinkelsbühl as your next overnight, but we decided to push on a little farther to Rothenburg. So glad we did—we could have a stayed a full weekend here. After checking in to Burg-Hotel—another impossibly pretty place in a monastery garden, with views upstairs of the Tauber Valley—we happened upon the free sundown walking tour of the town, getting started in the market square. It took us to the outer wall, and along backroads where restaurants were just starting to turn their lights on. The Alt-Rothenburger Handwerkerhaus is a fun detour to see a 700-year-old house and the remains of artisans' workshops—coopers, weavers, cobblers and potters. It all looks like a film set or a Disney theme park—but then again, film sets and theme parks are made to look like this.Day 3: After lingering in Rothenburg for a late breakfast, drive out for the last, hour-and-change stretch to Würzburg outside Frankfurt, where the wine impresses as much as the city's focal point—the Residenz, an 18th-century Baroque palace. A meal of asparagus, filet mignon, and lots (and lots!) of local riesling at Bürgerspital restaurant caps off a drive that actually lives up to its billing.
Ross-shire Journal old files from 100, 75, 50 and 25 years ago - Ross-Shire JournalTuesday, July 11, 2017
Due to bomb damage this air raid shelter is being kept closed.”• Arrangements are being made for a representative match between a German football team – FC Augsburg – and a North Caledonian Under-21 select in Victoria Park, Dingwall, on Monday, 3rd August at 7.30pm. The German Under-18 team is one of the feeder clubs of Bayern Munich and will be visiting the area at the time. Their reputation is considerable and a first class display of football is promised. ...http://www.ross-shirejournal.co.uk/Features/Reflections/Ross-shire-Journal-old-files-from-100-75-50-and-25-years-ago-06072017.htm
Bavaria election: German conservatives lose their fizzWednesday, October 17, 2018
Every autumn, lederhosen-clad drinkers crowd into vast tents festooned with dried hop flowers, to celebrate Bavaria's most intoxicating export. Waitresses bearing fistfuls of beer glasses squeeze between packed wooden benches. It's hard to make much out above the brass band music but, listen closely this year, and the talk is of politics. Just like Oktoberfest, Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative sister party is woven into the checked fabric of Bavarian culture. The Christian Social Union (CSU) has ruled Germany's richest state since 1957, sharing power just once in a coalition with the free-market FDP. And since then, every Bavarian prime minister has risen from its ranks. But now, swift as a reveller draining his tankard, support has ebbed away. The CSU is bracing itself for humiliating losses in today's Bavarian state election. The party is on course to lose the absolute majority its leaders once took for granted. This is likely to be an historic election which will define Bavaria's very identity, encapsulated in the word "Heimat" (homeland).
Europe: Going with the flow on the Danube and the RhineWednesday, October 17, 2018
Bamberg.Nearby Nuremberg's name is written in its World War II and the post-war story; an unparalleled opportunity for visitors interested in all-too modern history. This is Bavaria and they brew beer, bake (more) pretzels and serve sausages. The specialities should be on the menu at Regensburg, which boasts Germany's oldest sausage kitchen, where one can find the best wurst. Passau is "the last city in Germany", where three rivers meet, and its baroque style is worth visiting in its own right. Many passers-through, however, will head for nearby Salzburg, home of Mozart, location for The Sound of Music, and the temptations of its chocolatiers. Another option — especially for those who want to add another country into their passports — is Cesky Krumlov, a tiny World Heritage city with a huge castle across the border in the Czech Republic. Back on the boat, the voyage continues along scenic stretches of the Danube to Linz, then Melk and its famous abbey. For many guests, a highlight is cycling to Durnstein, about 40km, through vineyards and flowers, charming villages and ruined castles. Now, three capital cities in three days — each with its unique history and its distinctive present — the starched grandeur of Vienna (Austria), quirky impudence of Bratislava (Slovakia), poignant glamour of Budapest (Hungary). To farewell Europe feeling like royalty, travellers can ride the Grand Empress steam train, evoking memories of the beautiful and tragic Elisabeth, 19th century Empress of Austria. Boarding at Budapest Station's royal waiting room, the short journey, in carriages from the early 1900s, treats guests to a traditional game lunch and a tour of the monarch's summer residence, Godollo Palace. Three rivers, six countries, more than 20 centuries of history, art, culture, food and wine, tours and activities: it sounds like a lot to cram into two weeks. But when you go with the relaxed flow of a European river cruise, time seems to go past slowly — if not stand still. https://www.nzherald.co.nz/travel/news/article.cfm?c_id=7&objectid=12132000
Bavarian Election Exit Poll: Merkel Allies See Huge Losses As Greens and Populists SurgeWednesday, October 17, 2018
The Christian Social Union (CSU) is projected to win the Bavarian election but the allies of German Chancellor Angela Merkel has seen huge losses in support while the Green Party has surged.
An exit poll released by Infratest dimap shows the centre-right CSU as the winner of the election with 35.5 percent of the vote, which constitutes a massive 12.2 percent loss compared to the previous Bavarian election in 2013.
The biggest winner of the race has been the Green Party, who look to have doubled their support compared to 2013 as the left-liberal Social Democrats (SPD) saw a total collapse, losing over 10 percent of their previous support.
Germany (Bavarian state election), Infratest dimap exit poll:
CSU-EPP: 35.5%GRÜNE-G/EFA: 18.5%FW-ALDE: 11.5%AfD-EFDD: 11%SPD-S&D: 10%FDP-ALDE: 5%LINKE-LEFT: 3.5%#ltwbayern #ltwby #ltwby18 #bayern #landtagswahl
— Europe Elects (@EuropeElects) October 14, 2018
The populist, anti-mass migration Alternative for Germany (AfD), who are competing in the Bavarian regional elections for the first t...https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2018/10/14/bavarian-election-exit-poll-merkel-allies-see-huge-losses-as-greens-and-populists-surge/
Germany's Greens flourish while mainstream rivals flounderWednesday, October 17, 2018
Greens have become a magnet for liberal-minded voters in the past year.
The party appears poised for an unprecedented second-place finish in traditionally conservative Bavaria's state election on Sunday. It is polling strongly ahead in the election scheduled in neighboring Hesse two weeks later.
The Greens have clear policies on central issues, including an emphasis on fighting climate change and a largely liberal approach to migration.
The party also has a pragmatic approach and become a partner to parties from the center-right to the hard left in nine of Germany's 16 state governments.
Nationally, some recent polls have shown them level with the Social Democrats, traditionally Germany's main center-left party.
FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2018 file photo the new party leaders Robert Habeck, right, and Annalena Baerbock make their way on stage at the party convention of the Green party in Hannover, northern Germany. While other German mainstream parties flounder in polls and struggle to find an answer to a far-right challenge, the Greens have gone from strength to strength over the last year. (Bernd von Jutrczenka/dpa via AP)
FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2018 file photo bucket wheels dig for coal near the Hambach Forest near Dueren, Germany. While other German mainstream parties flounder in polls and str...https://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/ap/article-6268489/Germanys-Greens-flourish-mainstream-rivals-flounder.html