Gert Boyle, Longtime Columbia Sportswear Company Chairwoman, Dies At 95 - OPB NewsSunday, January 26, 2020
At the time, Columbia Sportswear was a small hat business-turned-outerwear manufacturer.
Gert Boyle was born Gert Lamfrom in Augsburg, Germany, in 1924. Her father owned one of the country’s largest shirt factories.
She told OPB in 2015 she remembered the Nazis coming to power.
“I was 13 years old. I couldn’t go to regular school anymore because I am Jewish. We couldn’t go shopping anymore because we were Jewish,” said Boyle. “There were a lot of restrictions. The kids that we went to school with, it was absolutely amazing. They’d report their own parents for what they said at home. It was terrible.”
She said ‘Jews live here’ was written on the outside of her home.
When a relative took a trip to San Francisco, Boyle said, the newspaper coverage was a lot more alarming than anything published in Germany, so the family decided to emigrate.
Boyle arrived in Portland in 1937 knowing only one English phrase: ‘One and Penny, Two a Penny, Hot Cross Buns.’
At 13 years old, she was placed in the first grade.
“If you go somewhere and you don’t understand what they’re saying. You go, ‘Huh? I think I better learn that,’” said Boyle.
She said it was two weeks before she’d picked up enough English to be moved to the seventh grade.
Meanwhile her father, Paul Lamfrom, in 1938 bought a small hat shop in Portland, the Rosenfeld Hat Company.
It did okay until the 1960s. But then hats began to lose their popularity. So Boyle said, he changed the name to Columbia Sportswear and started making ski mittens.
The company also needed something to keep the factory running in the summer, so her husband invited a few friends over and asked Gert to design a fishing vest.
“And we took a piece of material and t...https://www.opb.org/news/article/columbia-sportswear-chairwoman-gert-boyle-dies-95/
Leipzig beat Augsburg 2-1 in the German Cup - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaTuesday, August 20, 2019
Leipzig's players celebrate victory during the German Cup quarterfinal soccer match between FC Augsburg and RB Leipzig in Augsburg, Germany, on April 2, 2019. Leipzig won 2-1 after extra time and advanced into the semifinals. (Xinhua/Kevin Voigt)
BERLIN, April 2 (Xinhua) -- Leipzig progressed into the semi-finals for the first time in the club's history after beating Augsburg 2-1 in overtime on the late goal from Marcel Halstenberg at the German Cup quarterfinals on Tuesday.
Augsburg scored a very late equalizer through substitute Alfred Finnbogason but Leipzig had the last laugh as Marcel Halstenberg converted a handball penalty in the dying seconds of the overtime to book the semi finals.
Both sides staged an evenly balanced first half with slightly better chances for the hosts, who forced Leipzig's goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi into action twice as Marco Richter and Philipp Max came close.
Andre Hahn's sloppy back pass allowed Timo Werner to get in possession of the ball inside the box. However, the German international failed to break the deadlock from promising position with 30 ...http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-04/03/c_137945225.htm
Assumption of 2019 is a holiday? What is the Festival? - Celeb's NetTuesday, August 20, 2019
Of the 2056 Bavarian municipalities, the 352 concerns. The definition is based on the results of the census in the year 2011. Thereafter, a legal holiday in the big cities of Munich, Augsburg, Würzburg, Regensburg and Ingolstadt is in 1704 by 2056 Bavarian municipalities of the assumption. A non-working day of the assumption is also for all the inhabitants of upper Bavaria and lower Bavaria. A holiday mood prevails in 96 per cent of the upper Palatinate, municipalities, and 87 percent of the Franconian cities and towns, while in large Parts of Central and upper Franconia normal working day. Where in Bavaria assumption of the virgin Mary a holiday? And if you live in Bavaria, and now are unsure of whether the assumption is a public holiday, or whether your municipality has a predominantly Catholic population? Also then you can be helped. On statistik.bayern.de there's a handy search function to municipalities, so that everyone can easily check his place of residence. feast of the assumption: the meaning of the Christian Festival Catholics celebrate the holiday, which is officially called “the assumption of Mary“, with Church services and herbal blessings: It is to be blessed to bouquets tied herbs. In addition, there are numerous festive processions. Mary as Queen, which is taken up into heaven - an image that adorns countless churches, especially in Bavaria. feast of the assumption churches, the Catholic and the Orthodox is the highest celebration in honor of the mother of God. It is probably one of the oldest holidays in Europe with roots to the ancient times. Even from the times of the Roman Empire the 15. Day of the eighth month of the holiday - on this day, the slaves were free because of the great summer heat in Italy. In Italy, the public holiday "Ferragosto" - a corruption of the Latin "Feriae Augusti" - Augustus holiday means. Traditionally, the Italians are planning their summer holidays around Ferragosto. Except in Italy, 15. August is also the case in many other southern European countries celebrated as a national holiday in Portugal and Greece. The Church began to celebrate the "Dormition" of Mary in the fourth century. According to the old Faith, Mary went to her death, physically unharmed in the sky - what Pope Pius XII arose in the year 1950 of the Dogma. the Feast of The assumption joined the Catholic with t...http://www.celebsnet.com/fashion/Assumption-of-2019-is-a-holiday-What-is-the-Festival-h4301.html
2 dead, more than a dozen injured after trains collide in Germany - New York Post Sunday, March 3, 2019
One of the injured is in a serious condition.
Markus Trieb, a spokesman for northern Swabia police, said Tuesday that the passenger train was traveling from Augsburg to Ingolstadt when it hit the cargo train near a station in the town of Aichach.
He said the driver of the cargo train was uninjured. Authorities are investigating the cause of the crash.
In a separate incident in Bavaria, two people were killed Monday when a train hit their car at a crossing near Lake Starnberg.
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Southern Germany offers a scenic look at mountainous highs and historic lows - CT InsiderSunday, January 26, 2020
Here’s the great thing about Bavaria and southern Germany for visitors, aside from abundant history and scenery: Germans generally are direct, organized and go by the rules. That’s not just their rep; it’s what we observed.
On the famous Autobahn, they use the left lane to legally go as fast as they want but they slow down when the overhead signs drop the speed limit to 100 kilometers an hour, or even 70. They don’t weave and cut you off like the average highway here.
When they stack firewood in a shed, it’s done precisely, a work of art. If they’re growing apples, the limbs are staked neatly and verically on thin threes with netting above. With similar dedication to organization and standards, the beer they serve is inexpensive and consistently good (don’t ask for an IPA).
The Most Beautiful Cities in Germany - World AtlasSunday, January 26, 2020
Germany varies from one author to the other. Here are some of the cities that pop up whenever the best places in Germany are mentioned.
Nuremberg is the second largest Bavarian city after Munich, with a population of approximately 512,000 residents. The city is known for many things but the most common is the Nuremberg Trial which remains pivotal in the history of Germany. Nuremberg’s origin dates back a millennium and over the years it developed into one of the most important cities in Europe. The city has plenty of places to visit, including old churches, imperial castles, and the Nazi trial grounds. Nuremberg is a pedestrian-friendly city, with the pedestrian-only zone covering a large part of the city.
Hamburg is the second-largest city in Germany after Berlin and the 8th largest in the EU. The city is home to over 1.8 million residents. It is located on the banks of River Eibe and its tributaries and its name reflect the city’s medieval history. Hamburg is known for the impressive red-brick Speicherstadt which is a World Heritage Site. Apart from the buildings, the city has plenty of nightlife, with most party-seekers frequenting the Reeperbahn, popularly known as “German’s most sinful mile.” Hamburg is also Europe’s research, science, and educational hub.
The city of Cologne is set on the banks of the Rhine River. It is German’s fourth-largest city with a population of about 1.1 million residents. The city has a rich history spanning over 2,000 years and features diverse architectural style including ancient Roman walls and medieval churches, as well as post-war constructions. The city’s major attraction is the Cologne Cathedral which is the largest cathedral in Germany. Another thing that makes Cologne a beau...https://www.worldatlas.com/articles/most-beautiful-cities-in-germany.html
Is Staten Island’s beer scene getting stale? - SILive.comSunday, January 26, 2020
Advance/Pamela SiHOT STYLES IN THE CITYMost popular on Staten Island at the moment, based on a casual poll of a several restaurants, are IPAs and sour beers.Said Ken Tirado, owner of Killmeyer’s Old Bavaria Inn, Charleston, “Ironically, like many people my age, my taste buds had a hard time adjusting to the bitter and sour tastes of IPAs and sour Goses.”He added, “New breweries pop up all the time and I have surrendered half my draught lines to local breweries.”Juicy Lucy BBQ in Ocean Breeze finds sales of spiked seltzers dominate over mainstream and craft brews. (Staten Island Advance/Pamela SiAnd the two local brewers -- the borough lost its Mariners Harbor-based Staten Island Brewing Co. last year -- are guiding the fields of style and flavor as well.Flagship’s head brewer Mark Szmaida said he plans for the Tompkinsville taproom to feature an exclusive sour beer. He’ll also be testing the waters on a hard seltzer. In the works for February is the brew crew’s Irish Coffee Pastry Stout, a strong stout at 8% aged on whiskey-oak chips. Szmaida selected Staten Island’s own Unique Coffee Roasters as the “Joe” of choice to pair with cocoa nibs and vanilla in the mash. Recently, Flagship collaborated with Holtermann’s for a crumb cake-inspired creation. p class="article__paragraph article__paragraph--left" id="U6...https://www.silive.com/entertainment/2020/01/is-staten-islands-beer-scene-getting-stale.html
The perfect destination foHere is why Germany is the perfect destination for your next holidayr your holiday! Discover nature in Germany - Emirates WomanSunday, January 26, 2020
Alps are characterised by green trees and extensive forests.Rhön UNESCO Biosphere Reserve: at the corner of the three German states, Bavaria, Hesse and ThuringiaThe Rhôn hills are located in the heart of Germany and offer a wide range of beautiful views! And if you are a fan of athletic activities, you can try gliding, water sports, and indulge in a spot of star gazing.Jasmund National Park Mecklenburg-Western Pomeraniait takes you right along the cliffs and features enough natural treasures for several holidays. White chalk cliffs, lush beech forests and the shimmering blue of the sea. You’ll catch sight of a rare white-tailed eagle circling in the skies, while far below a thousand different species of beetle scuttle through the undergrowth in this landscape of contrasts.Black Forest National Park, Baden-Württemberg, South GermanyPerfect for cleansing your lungs. The remarkable feature of this national park is that some areas have been able to develop for more than 100 years without human intervention. This means that all the animals and plants that are found here live in authentic, natural surroundings.You can use Deutsche Bahn trains all over Germany, where it uses 100% green energy. In addition, you can take the InterCity Express for a unique experience, as it is a high-speed train that connects all major cities in Germany with speeds of up to 300 km / hour, and this is one of the fastest ways to reach between Berlin, Hamburg and Cologne!Check out their Instagram: GermanyTourismAr, and Facebook: Germany Tourism Arabia– For more about Dubai’s lifestyle, news and fashion scene straight to your newsfeed, follow us on Facebook Media: Supplied...https://emirateswoman.com/germany/