Historically, the last Oktoberfest weekend was in October and this tradition continues into present times.
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The beer starts flowing today in Munich’s 181st Oktoberfest, which ends October 5.
Why is Oktoberfest called “Oktoberfest” when it really begins in September?
That’s a frequently asked question on the website Oktoberfest.de.
And here’s their answer:
The historical background: the first Oktoberfest was held in the year 1810 in honor of the Bavarian Crown Prince Ludwig’s marriage to Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen. The festivities began on October 12, 1810 and ended on October 17 with a horse race. In the following years, the celebrations were repeated and, later, the festival was prolonged and moved to September.
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PHOTO: Revellers dressed with traditional Bavarian Lederhosen trousers enjoy drinking beer
PHOTO: Women wearing the traditional dirndl
By moving the festivities up, it allowed for better weather conditions
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He maintains that many other passengers, women and white people included, who were also diverted away from the doors of the train. Once identified, they will be extradited to France to stand trial and face a 45,000 fine and up to three years in prison if convicted. Singing, chanting, drinking and being generally obnoxious is not uncommon in the pageantry that surrounds match day; and being that it was the first leg of the Champions League knockout round, debauchery was expected.
Parisian police are investigating the identities of those involved and plan to prosecute the perpetrators to the fullest extent of the law for racist violence on public transport. McCoy believes the black patron was pushed away because he was assumed to be a PSG supporter, not because of his skin pigment. Shortly before Chelseas 1-1 draw against Paris Saint-Germain in Tuesdays Champions League action, a few dozen supporters of the London club put on a despicable show of racism on board a Paris subway car; disallowing a black man from boarding the train by pushing him away from the door and chanting, were racist, were racist and thats the way we like it.
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Paul Nolan, a British citizen who now lives in the French capital, captured the event on camera at the Richelieu-Drouot station. Chelsea FC has denounced the actions committed in the Paris metro station as abhorrent and is encouraging witnesses to discretely identify the guilty parties. The club is fully prepared to banish those involved from home and away matches.
The match ended up in a 1-1 draw with goals from Branislav Ivanovic of Chelsea and Edinson Cavani of PSG. The away goal gives Chelsea a narrow advantage heading into the second leg of the knockout round, which takes place on Wednesday, March 11 at Stamford Bridge.
. As for the were racist and thats the way we like it chant, McCoy describes it as a song about Chelsea player John Terry, who was fined and suspended for alleged racial abuse against a player in 2012.
Clubs are often held responsible for the behavior of unruly fans, inside or away from the stadium. But of the millions of Chelsea fans who span every corner of the globe, a select few of them are tarnishing the fandoms reputation with their racist actions. UEFA president Sepp Blatter echoed the words of many, stating in a tweet that there is no place for racism in football and condemned the small group of Chelsea fans.
One of the Chelsea supporters on board that same subway car is insisting that there was no such racism involved. Punishments in past incidents include hefty fines, playing games in empty stadiums and relegation to a lesser league for racist fan behavior. The Chelsea fans were en route to the stadium, Parc des Princes, with the pre-game excitement at an understandable high. 17-year-old Mitchell McCoy is defending his fellow Londoners by stating that the train was too full to allow anyone else on that particular car. Theres not much of a debate when it comes to European soccer fans being the most passionate in the realm of pro sports, and aficionados of English super club, Chelsea FC, are no exception
It was also expected that Bayern would press Barcelona high up the pitch as that was just about the only area of play in which Barcelona struggled in the first game.
But despite Bayern’s press it would be Barcelona who would create the first scoring chance of the game. It was surprising, however, that Pep Guardiola also didn’t make any changes. But their lead lasted only for eight minutes and with Barcelona scoring the all-important away goal Bayern now needed to win by a four goal difference. But with Bayern in a deep hole it were the hosts who tried to dictate play while Barcelona tried to slow down the play. The Barcelona goal was created by the usual suspects – Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar. But getting good shots on goal proved difficult for the Germans as their next one didn’t come until the 27th minute when Muller caused problems on the left side of the Barcelona defensive line before passing the ball to Lewandowski. Despite the incredibly tall order of scoring another five goals against Barcelona, a team with one of the best defenses in Europe this season, Bayern didn’t give up and they pressed hard to at least tie the game at two before halftime.
First, in the 38th minute, Bastian Schweinsteiger tried his luck in besting ter Stegen, but the Barcelona goalkeeper continued his excellent night between the uprights. This change clearly signaled that Barcelona would have only one thing in mind the rest of the way – defense. A night that would get even better two minutes later with an outstanding save on Lewandowski. Ter Stegen restarted the play with a long ball to Messi near midfield who flicked the ball on to Suarez who escaped the offside trap – in a play similar to the one that also sent Suarez alone on Neuer in the first leg – but this time the end result was different. Alves sent a delicious ball over the top to the onrushing Ivan Rakiti, but all the Croatian was able to do from a bad angle was force Manuel Neuer to make a good right-footed save. The remaining six substitutes were the same as in the first leg. The last chance of the game would go Barcelona’s way, however, again on a quick counter attack. The cross into the area was perfect, but Barcelona’s coverage was not as Sergio Busquets was left to cover two players. From the ensuing corner kick Bayern went on a quick odd man rush that looked very threatening, but the shot on the end of it was ultimately blocked by a diving Gerard Pique.
But that attack showed that Bayern would not go quietly into the night and that they would actually fight until the final whistle, something they were adamant about in pre-match press conferences. The shot was well placed, just inside the post, and with ter Stegen caught wrong-footed the score was two-all.
That brought life back into Bayern’s play.
Four minutes later, Bayern would have another chance, this one after a long free kick from the left side, but from a difficult position Muller was unable to direct his shot on target.
Review of the second UEFA Champions League Semi-Final leg between Bayern and Barcelona
In a highly entertaining game in Munich, Barcelona lost the game by a score of 3-2, but advanced to the Final on a 5-3 aggregate win against Bayern Munich. And that was also evident from Bara’s play on the pitch as the Catalans defended in numbers and didn’t send many men forward to create another scoring opportunity or two on the counter attack.
Barcelona’s lackadaisical play was quickly punished with Muller restoring Bayern’s second leg lead with a well-placed shot from outside of the penalty area. Pep also gave Muller and Schweinsteiger to receive a well applause from the Bayern fans, substituting them off in the 87th minute. But Bayern were relentless even though they still needed three goals in about 20 minutes left on the clock, added time included.
From one minute to the next the Barcelona defense looked more and more vulnerable, even with effectively two defensive midfielders playing in front of a back-four. Both of those things were expected. Ter Stegen guessed wrong, but was able to get his left hand on the ball, but his touch wasn’t strong enough to steer the ball around the post, it only slowed the ball down. But rather than taking a shot that could’ve resulted in a hat-trick, the Brazilian unselfishly tried to find a wide open Messi on the far post, but Naymar’s pass was too heavy, resulting in a missed opportunity.
The final whistle was music to the ears to Barcelona plays and fans as it signaled a place in the Berlin UEFA Champions League Final against one of Real Madrid or Juventus.
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. Benatia’s aim was very good as he sent the ball into the bottom right corner to put the hosts in the lead as Marc-Andre ter Stegen’s touch was not enough to keep the ball from crossing the line.
It was exactly the start that Bayern needed in order to have a chance of overcoming a three goal deficit. The Uruguayan picked up a knock in the first half and was subbed off as a precaution, though he was seen sitting on the Bara bench, showing no discomfort.
The second half started similarly to the way the first one went. Lewandowski received the ball in space in a spot that strikers dream of and fired a good shot on goal. Neuer left the line hoping to intercept the pass, but he was too late and too short, leaving Neymar with the simplest of tap-in finishes.
The goal stunned Bayern for a few minutes, but in the 19th minute Muller put an excellent header on target that looked destined for ter Stegen’s top right corner, but the young Germen made an outstanding panther-like save to keep the game tied. Though Bayern came out for the second half playing a more physical brand of football, quickly resulting in quite a few heavy challenges.
But after a few minutes it was evident the hosts didn’t quite have the same jump in their step as they had when the game started which allowed Barcelona some more time on the ball. In the 66th minute Bayern again almost capitalized on a Barcelona deep turnover, this one by Mascherano, but after some dangerous moments Busquets was able to defuse the situation with a well-timed tackle.
Guardiola waited until the 68th minute to make his first substitution of the match when he replaced Philipp Lahm with Rode. Bayern quickly countered, but the Catalan defense held its ground. The Pole quickly put a shot on goal, but ter Stegen was excellently positioned to make the save.
The high tempo of the game continued as Barcelona quickly carried the ball to the other side of the pitch where Neymar and Messi outplayed Bayern’s defense to the tune that Messi sent a good shot on goal, but Neuer was able to drop low to stop the ball in its tracks. Ter Stegen jumped back to his feet, hustled back and dove into the goal to clear the ball away before it could completely cross the goal-line to keep the Catalans in the lead both on aggregate and in the second leg.
Bayern continued to attack the remaining five plus two minutes in the first half, but even though they caused some problems to the Barcelona defense the Germans were unable to test ter Stegen again.
Neither team was expected to make any substitutions during halftime, however, Suarez would remain in the Barcelona dressing room and was replaced by Pedro. Lewandowski was able to dummy El Jefecito to one side, leaving the Pole with enough space to take a shot. They were replaced by Javi Martnez and Mario Gtze. Immediately after the goal Luis Enrique completed his third substitution, with Andres Iniesta making way for Xavi.
Even with Xavi on the pitch Barcelona couldn’t take control of the ball, with possession slowly inching to Bayern’s side, which would’ve allowed Barcelona to quickly kill some time off the clock. A good header of the ball like he is should simply should not be left uncovered in the penalty area, because more often than not they make you pay. That play lit a fire under Bayern’s fans and the German players started to buzz around the Barcelona penalty area. He chose to cover the wrong man, leaving Medhi Benatia all alone. He too fielded the same starting XI and only made one change in the match squad – Sebastian Rode returned from injury.
Barcelona started the match from midfield amid thunderous cheering from the Bayern Munich fans. Though with the return of Jeremy Mathieu to full fitness the Frenchman replaced Thomas Vermaelen on the bench. Neymar led the play with a long run and a couple nice moves inside the penalty area. Led by their attacking trio, Barcelona scored two goals in the first half, both by Neymar, after Medhi Benatia’s opener. Suarez sent a lovely ball to Neymar on the opposite side who powered the ball just inside of the near post of a partially covered Neuer.
At this point Bayern needed a 6-2 win, a result Barcelona are quite fond of and Pep was already a part of in Barcelona’s past. But that proved to be a double-edged sword for the Catalans as Bayern would tie the game in the 59th minute after a Sergio Busquets turnover in transition. Quickly thereafter Lucho made his second change of the game, taking Rakiti off the pitch and replaced him with Mathieu. Those hopes received a massive boost in the 7th minute when Bayern had a corner kick. Bayern continued to press Barcelona high up the pitch while Barcelona looked for the quickest way possible from their half to Neuer’s goal, even if it meant a ter Stegen pass straight to the forward. The Argentine genius sent a stunning through ball to Suarez who unselfishly squared the ball to the wide open Neymar. With the tie all but decided, Barcelona took their foot off the gas in the second half, giving Bayern a way back which they took through tallies by Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Muller, but it was far from enough for the Germans.
Shots on Target
With the way Barcelona performed in the first leg it came as no surprise that Luis Enrique didn’t make a single change in the lineup. It was a good example of how Barcelona, even with the much improved defense, still can’t play exclusively defense – again exemplifying the old “the best defense is a good offense” saying, and with Barcelona not playing offense the defense struggled too.
But with time running out, Bayern also lost a step in attack, leading to a much calmer last stage of the game. Schweinsteiger quickly passed the ball to Lewandowski on the edge of the area who was left face-to-face with Javier Mascherano
The surgeon makes his initial incision over the medial aspect of the elbow and along the course of the ulnar nerve. The surgeon drills into the full length of the ulna using a 4.5-mm drill and then measures the length of the ulnar tunnel. Physical therapy initially includes limited full extension and flexion, but is gradually increased to a wider range of motion over the next four to six weeks.
Once the patient’s full range of motion and strength have returned physical therapy culminates into an interval throwing program to strengthen the posterior shoulder, medial elbow, and core.
It is particularly important for athletic patients to pay extra attention to their ipsilateral shoulder.
. The surgeon identifies the anatomical position of the UCL. Using an interrupted Ethibond suture, the surgeon brings the main component of the graft through the 7-mm hole and the two limbs with subsequent sutures are pulled into the small holes. Once the ligament is situated in the hole the surgeon puts tension on the graft; this allows him to properly adjust the graft for the correct anatomical the position of the medial epicondyle. The muscle is split and the ulnar nerve is protected. The surgeon takes the incision down through the skin and subcutaneous tissue. On either the fourth or fifth day the patient returns to the office and is given a light elbow brace locked at 90 degrees, and on day five the patient begins physical therapy. A k-wire is drilled across the length ulna to obtain the graft.The surgeon prepares the site by using a 7-mm reamer to drill 15-mm into the ulna. The surgeon begins to close surgical site by drilling a 15-mm hole (using a 7-mm reamer) into the medial epicondyle and two small holes to accommodate the suture. The surgeon uses a Hewson suture retriever to tie the two limbs over the bone bridge in the medial epicondyle.
After the surgery is completed the patient will be placed in a bulky dressing and a posterior splint. The graft is then placed in the loop of the suspension device. Surgical Procedure Summarized
Once the ligament deficiency is confirmed the surgeon may commence with the procedure. While the suspension device passes through the 4.5mm hole it is flipped; this holds the ligament taut onto the cortex of the ulna. The surgeon obtains a palmaris longus or gracilis graft from the patient by using a suspension technique. The ligament and suspension device are pulled through the 4.5-mm hole and into the 7-mm hole. Once completed, the ligament is placed into the 7-mm hole via ZipLoop technology
Both sides should sit down and discuss this, we’re all sensible people,” Schalke’s former manager Rudi Assauer told the mass circulation Bild newspaper.
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German Bundesliga soccer club Schalke 04 has received more than 100 complaints from Muslims about its club song which contains the verse: “Muhammad was a Prophet who knows nothing about football.”
The song with the title “White and Blue, How I Love You” has been around for decades but only recently came to the attention of Turkish media which said it insults the Prophet.
Muslims are now demanding that the offending line be struck from the song, which is chanted by Schalke’s fans before every match.
The management of the club, based in the western town of Gelsenkirchen in the industrial Ruhr region, is concerned about the complaints and says it is consulting an expert on Islam.It’s unclear why the song contains the reference to Muhammad given that the rest of the lyrics focus on the beauty of the team colors white and blue and on the fact that Schalke will never die.
In 1810, the very first Oktoberfest took place in Munich, Germany to honor Bavarian Crown Prince Ludwig’s marriage. 5 serves only beers that conform to German purity regulations (the Reinheitsgebot) and which are brewed within the city limits of Munich.
If you aren’t lucky enough to make it to the Bavarian capital, don’t worry, there are plenty of Oktoberfests in the U.S.where you can raise a pint. That doesn’t seem like a lot for the more than 7,000 people that come to the Red Cross tent for treatment each year, but I guess it’s better than none. But you better get there early.
8. 12 bites to soak up the beer
There is a variety of traditional, hearty fare to be had at Oktoberfest. To be precise, it’s 1.8 million gallons of beer. That’s like filling the legendary Kings Pond pool at the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai in Hawaii with brew.
3. 48,000 bakers striking
This year, 48,000 members of the baker’s union threatened to strike, inciting fear of a possible pretzel shortage, or as you say in Munich, Riesnbrezn shortage. But Germany’s original fest is a bucketlist item for sure.
As they say in Munich, Prost!
1. 204 years
Wish Oktoberfest 2014 a very happy 204th birthday. In the end, the bakers chose to respect the Oktoberfest tradition and are keeping the pretzels flowing.
4. 15 beds for hungover festival goers
In an effort to keep festival attendees as safe, the Red Cross has set up 15 hangover beds for people, in case they need to sleep off the booze for a while. Today, the 16-day beer festival is still going strong.
2. 1.8 million gallons of beer
If you’re wondering how much beer is consumed by the 6 million people that go to Oktoberfest each year –it’s a lot. The largest Oktoberfest beer tent of all time was the Pschorr-Brau-Rosl-tent in 1913, which held 12,000 people.
If you have even the faintest interest in beer, you’ll know that brew lovers from around the world gather each year in Munich, Germany to celebrate Oktoberfest. Offerings include Hendl (roast chicken), Schweinsbraten (roast pork), Haxn (pork knuckle), Steckerlfisch (grilled fish on a stick), Wurstl (sausages), Brezn (pretzel), Knodeln (potato or bread dumplings), Kaasspotzn (cheese noodles), Reiberdatschi (potato pancakes), Sauerkraut or Rotkraut (pickled red cabbage), Obatzda (a fatty, spiced cheese-butter concoction), and Weisswurst (white sausage). Today, the Hofbrau-Festhalle is the largest tent, with 10,000 seats. They’ve also got spare pants, too, just in case you need those too.
5. 4,000 lost and found items
Each year, over 4,000 items end up in the Oktoberfest lost and found. The weirdest from 2013 was a set of dentures.
6. $13 per brew
Beer prices differ in the various tents at Oktoberfest, but a traditional stein, which is slightly less than 34 ounces, will cost you about $13.
7. 10,000 in a tent
At Oktoberfest, there’s a lot of standing, as there are fewer seats than there are visitors. So dig in!
Read on to learn just how massive it is, and watch one of the festival videos here.. The 16-day drink fest that runs through Oct
This holiday album should keep them content to wait a bit longer for Justin to release another pop album.. Fortunately, Justin realizes his fame can be used for the better. He can provide his fans with another album and donate those proceeds to the less fortunate, hopefully making the holiday season of some less fortunate folks a little brighter.
Its going to be a very Merry Christmas and a happy holiday season for Beliebers! Justin Bieber made an announcement today (August 25) on Twitter that he has been in the studio recording a special album for Christmas! His goal? To raise a ton of money for charity.
Justin Bieber has not specified the expected release date of his holiday album or to what charity he intends to donate the proceeds.
It has been more than a year since Bieber has released new music, and fans are definitely anxious for new releases from Justin. we are going to try and raise alot of money this year for charity!
If any pop star can raise a decent amount of bucks for charity, it is Bieber. Justin Bieber tweeted: So its truebeen in the studio doing something special for christmas. Its too bad, though, that not every celebrity chooses to put their fame toward raising money for a good cause