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 Augsburg’s Manuel Baum, Werder Bremen’s 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.”
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.
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
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
Antique watering can made in Aesthetic style in 19th centuryThursday, August 2, 2018
Kent County, England, in 1857. It became the Kent Police in 2002. Kent Constabulary buttons are fairly common and sell online for about $1 to $5.
Q: I have eight plates marked “Thomas, Bavaria.” They are about 13 inches in diameter. I have no clue what I have. Can you help me?
A: Your large plates are service plates, which are used during the first course of a formal dinner under a smaller salad plate, appetizer or soup bowl. They were made by Porcelain Factory Thomas & Co., a factory started by Fritz Thomas in Marktredwitz, Bavaria, Germany, in 1903. The company became a subsidiary of Philip Rosenthal & Co. of Selb, Bavaria, in 1908. Most production moved to Speichersdorf in 1960. Thomas porcelain still is being made. You have part of a set of 12 service plates. A full set sells for $100 to $300. Just eight are worth $100.
Tip: The more elaborate the interior fittings for a desk, the more valuable the piece.
On the block
Current prices are recorded from antiques shows, flea markets, sales and auctions throughout the United States. Prices vary in different locations because of local economic conditions.
Depression glass, cherry blossom, cake plate, pink, footed, Jeannette Glass Co., circa 1930, 10½ inches, $30.
Doll, Madame Alexander, Sonja Henie, black dress, gold tirm on bottom and neck, ice skates, blonde hair, 1939, $120.
Music box, jewelry, black forest, oak, ram, rocky ground, flowers, leaves, circa 1920, 13 by 7½ inches, $196.
Copper cauldron, iron bail handle, rounded bottom, dovetailed, 1800s, 17 by 25 inches, $258.
Lap desk, pine, mixed woods, reticulated brass mounts, hinged lids, ink wells, 1800s, 4 by 13 by 10 inches, $319.
Fischer figurine, deer, with fawn, seated, green fishnet, white, gilt highlights, signed, 3½ by 5 inches, $393.
Microscope, R & J Beck, brass, adjustable, inscribed London Hospital, Marie Celeste, circa 1900, 12 by 6 inches, $516.
Vase, porcelain, blue, white, flowers, bands, birds, narrow neck, Chinese, 1¾ by 7 inches, $2,856.
Sculpture, pottery, slab, black, gray, white drip, Jun Kaneko, 29 by 22 inches, $4,000.
Vase, porcelain, puppy, seated, white, wavy fur, Jeff Koons, 17½ inches, $10,625.
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Flower vases, urns, fountains prove popular with collectorsSaturday, July 14, 2018
Q. Can you give me any information about a devil creamer? It’s red-orange and is shaped like a devil on his knees. The cream pours out of his mouth. The bottom is marked “Royal Bayreuth, Bavaria,” with a lion holding a shield with the letter “T” on it. The date 1794 is below the shield.
A. Royal Bayreuth is known for its creamers, pitchers, cracker jars, bowls, salt and pepper shakers, and other items made in the shapes of fruit, tomatoes, lobsters, shells, flowers, animals, birds, clowns and more. The red devil is part of a group of pieces known as “Devil & Cards,” a group that was shaped like a devil, playing cards or both. The red devil alone was made as a 31/2-inch creamer, a 41/2-inch milk pitcher and two different ashtrays. A black devil also was made. The mark on your creamer, in blue, green or black, was used after 1900. The date on the mark is the year Royal Bayreuth was founded in Tettau, Bavaria. The company still is in business, now making dinnerware. There is a club for collectors, the Royal Bayreuth Collectors Club (RoyalBayreuth.org), which has an annual convention. A creamer like yours sold for $360 last year.
Q. I bought this cuff bracelet years ago at a yard sale. It’s about 2 inches wide and I don’t know what metal it is, but it has an antiqued finish. The inside has a mark for Miriam Haskell, but it doesn’t look like her typical costume jewelry. Can you help and maybe give me a value?
A. The finish on your bracelet is called Russian gold. Other designers of vintage costume jewelry used similar finishes, but Miriam Haskell’s company used a secret signature Russian gold plating recipe developed just for them that resulted in patinas ranging from dull to bright. It was a type of gold plating on brass, and the plating solution is said to have 24-karat gold among the secret ingredients. Pieces were hand-dipped and then sealed. Many were further embellished with glass beads, faux seed pearls and other decoration. Haskell’s Russian gold also is found on many their filigree pieces. Asking prices for Miriam Haskell hinged bracelets like yours range from $100 to $250, but we’ve found selling prices to be less than $100. Embellished examples are worth more.
Q. I have my great-grandfather’s accordion, a Pre-1900 Hohner two-row button diatonic. It was appraised and I was told it would fetch four figures. I’d love to keep it, but no one in my family wants it. It’s normal fifth scalar organization, 20 plus treble buttons and 12 bass buttons in very good condition. Where should I start?
A. You probably will get the highest price by selling the accordion at an auction of other antique musical instruments. Expect to pay the auction gallery a commission, a percentage of the hammer price. Fees a...http://www.vindy.com/news/2018/jun/24/flower-vases-urns-fountains-prove-popula/
Keukenhof Gardens: Discover a wealth of flowers - United States Army Friday, April 13, 2018
Dutch growers and a wealth of flowers, sorted by color. The Keukenhof, translated to Kitchen Garden, owes its name to Countess Jacoba van Beieren (Jaqueline of Bavaria), who had a castle at this location in the 15th century. She stayed there very often, because the area provided good hunting grounds. Herbs and vegetables were grown in the yard for her kitchen and these have given way to more colorful plants and flowers. Over six million flower bulbs provide beautiful scenic spots throughout the park. Large flower palaces are filled with oceans of tulips, daffodils, hyacinths and smaller varieties of their species as well as orchids, roses, carnations, irises, lilies and many more flowers. As the season progresses, the emphasis shifts to different groups of flowers. It is a display of colors and an overwhelming perfume.Endless varieties of tulips can be seen most of the time, but the best time to view them is mid-April. Other flowers bloom again at a different time. However, the park is always a colorful sight. The flower shops in the park can actually mail flower bulbs to the U.S. for customers.The park is open only in the spring time. This year, you can visit from March 22 to May 23. The Keukenhof is open daily from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Ticket office closes at 6 p.m. Entry is €16 for adults and €8 for children age 4 to 11. Keukenhof is easy to reach via the A4 (exit Nieuw-Vennep) and the A44 (exit 3 Lisse). Follow the Keukenhof s...
What's in a Home? - CityLabFriday, April 13, 2018
He was astonished by Peru’s diversity, both in terms of geography and inhabitants, as he traveled around the country.Thomas Dworzak travelled around the world—Bavaria, Georgia, Iran—to capture the places he had called home: places that he says still burn within him. Of Tblisi, Georgia, in particular, Dworzak wrote in the forward to his photo set, “I force myself away for longer periods but am sure to always come back. And still, I will always remain a foreigner…I think I will never gain the same level of understanding, the language, the dialect, the humor, than whenever I return to visit my father in that place I left so desperately 30 years ago.” Dworzak photographed his father in the Bavarian village from which he was deported as a child; his wife in Tehran; his friends in Tblisi. While Dworzak also included images of location and scenery, it is clear that, for him, home is haunted by the people who inhabit it.It is impossible for “home” to be interpreted exactly the same way by different people, influenced as we are by entirely different things: the way light strikes the wall of our favorite diner, the curve of our grandmother’s cheek, the way it feels to walk the same street for years. But the book proves that there are many ways to think about a home, and even more ways to visualize it.Home is available for purchase at the Magnum shop.