Santiago Solari believes that Isco was appealing for a corner instead of confronting supporters in Real Madrid’s 3-0 Champions League defeat to CSKA MoscowThe Spanish midfielder was booed by his own supporters at the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday night and appeared to react with a gesture and some angry words.But Real coach Solari feels that Isco’s actions were simply misunderstood.“I had the feeling that he was claiming for a corner, or a foul,” said Solari, according to ESPN.“I understand the media’s work, but ours must be something else. Isco is a mature man, a professional, and has given so many things, so much joy to this club.“Every little thing here at Madrid is given great importance by the media, where there is a lot of hyperbole. I understand you have your job to do. But we focus on our own jobs, which is completely different.”Match Preview: Barcelona vs Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Is derby time in La Liga, as Barcelona welcomes Valencia to the Camp Nou Stadium tonight at 21:00 (CET).Despite suffering their worst ever home defeat in Europe this week, the Argentine has called for calm from the Real supporters.“The fans express themselves, and we must respect that,” added Solari.“We always want to have their support, we need that. Over 115 years of history all the things we have achieved have come from being united.“How can we not believe in Real Madrid, after so many years and trophies and legends? Real Madrid have won four of the last five Champions Leagues.“We are still alive in all the competitions we are playing in. In football there can be ups and downs during a season, but through Madrid’s history there have been a lot more ups.”Real will face will host 19th-place side Rayo Vallecano in La Liga this Saturday at the Bernabeu with Gareth Bale currently a doubt due to a ankle problem from the mid-week game.
WASHINGTON – Of all the candidates running for president, none has more weathered the crosscurrents of the immigration battle than Gov. Bill Richardson, the New Mexico Democrat. Richardson, whose mother is Mexican, is the governor of a border state with the highest percentage of Latino immigrants in the country. He has been entangled in the issue at home and a player in the ongoing struggle in Washington about rewriting the nation’s immigration laws. He is the first Latino to seek the Democratic presidential nomination. Richardson initially said he would support the immigration compromise announced earlier this week. But on Wednesday, he said that after reading it in detail, he had decided to oppose it, saying the measure placed too great a burden on immigrants – tearing apart families that wanted to settle in the United States, creating a permanent tier of second-class immigrant workers, and funding a border fence that Richardson had long opposed. “This is fundamentally flawed in its current form, and I would oppose it,” he said. “We need bipartisanship, but we also need legislation that is compassionate. I’m not sure this is.” Richardson’s own personal history illustrates the struggles that families endure to obtain citizenship in the United States. In November 1947, when his mother was pregnant with him, Richardson’s father, who wanted his son to be a U.S. citizen, sent her on a train to Pasadena, where she gave birth. The mother then went back with her newborn to Mexico City, where Richardson remained until he returned to the United States at age 13.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Richardson said he does not want to be pigeonholed as the immigration candidate, but the moment is forcing him to take a stand on a volatile issue that carries major risks for all the presidential candidates. In aligning himself with the view that the bill is insufficiently compassionate, he is in agreement with a key segment of his party, including many Latino voters, that wants more focus on reuniting families. At the same time, though, Richardson risks identifying his candidacy with the efforts in Congress to ease strictures against immigrants who are in this country illegally, exposing himself to the strong anti-immigration currents that this battle has unleashed. He is the first major Democrat to explicitly call for defeat of the bill in its current form, a decision that he said would no doubt echo across the presidential playing field and in Washington. And his is a voice that carries particular weight: Raised during his childhood years in Mexico, he went on to became a governor who once declared a state of emergency in response to turmoil and violence on the border caused by illegal immigrants. Richardson said he wanted his candidacy to be identified with other issues – an immediate withdrawal of troops from Iraq, a national health care program – rather than immigration. He noted that he had addressed just four sentences of a 365-page political autobiography he wrote in advance of the campaign, “Between Worlds: The Making of An American Life,” to immigration. Still, Richardson said he realized that might be difficult in this political environment in which the immigration debate was stirring so many passions across the country. He said he felt an obligation to speak out against what he suggested was an anti-immigrant fervor, be it from television news hosts such as Lou Dobbs or Republican candidates for president.
“North Georgia Mountains are great because it’s a super condensed area of the Appalachian mountain chain. You really finish with a bang. You can bike backcountry and find big ridges and push your limits and that keeps me coming back.” said Gordon Wadsworth, BRO athlete and avid mountain biker, as I spoke with him about trails, “There’s so much condensed riding in North Georgia that it’s kind of impossible to ever want to leave.”Northern Georgia has been a big draw for mountain bikers for years, and we at BRO want to make sure you know the top 7 trails not to miss while traveling through the area.Jackrabbit MountainJackrabbit Mountain is a beginner to intermediate trail located near Hiawassee. It is a total of 11.3 miles with 693’ of ascent. It is a singletrack with a maximum of 12% gradient. The trail is well maintained and open year-round, with beautiful views of the Chatuge Lake.Moss CreekA three-mile intermediate trail, Moss Creek is home to some great singletrack. Smooth and flowy, this trail features more than 400 feet of elevation gain. Moss Creek continuously mixes things up, as there are climbs and descents, tight turns and switchbacks, and varied scenery.Bear Creek This intermediate trail is a 10-mile singletrack loop, with a 4,700’ elevation gain. This loop is part of the Pinhoti trail and is primarily ridden downhill. There are a few creek crossings and the trail overall is fast and flowy. The highlight of this loop is the Gannet Poplar, a giant poplar with a girth as wide as 6 adult wingspans. Jake MountainJake Mountain has improved greatly over the years. Formerly washed out, it has recently been revamped and is now a favorite among bikers of all skill levels. This 7-mile singletrack network that gains 600’. While much of the trail is flowy, it is considered intermediate because it enters a deep creek crossing, Jones Creek, and the climb back out is famously steep.Pinhoti Trail: Armuchee to Snake Creek GapThe Pinhoti trail is one of Georgia’s epics. Starting around Ellijay and finishing in Alabama, the trail is fast and flowy, but the actual technicality depends on the section you’re riding. This section is 15 miles long and rated an intermediate ride. The singletrack gains 2,800’ and is an out and back trail.Stanley GapThis advanced trail includes 10-miles of out and back singletrack with 2,100’ of gain. It is extremely difficult and and includes some bombing descents. Be prepared for some chunky downhill, and tricky ascents that require a significant amount of lung power.Pinhoti Trail: Mountaintown CreekTransformed from an old logging road, this advanced singletrack trail is 5 miles long with 3,000’ gain. An out and back trail, Mountaintown Creek features a lot of backcountry riding. Bikers should be prepared to get wet and and a tad torn up. But one of the best descents in North Georgia makes it all worth while. Note: The trail has several great views of waterfalls along the way, so be sure to keep an eye out as you zoom along. Special thanks to Gordon Wadsworth, Cartecay Bikes in Ellijay, and Mulberry Gap in Ellijay for contributing beta to this piece.Related:
Community Foundation for Lancashire launches women’s fund 19 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Community Foundation for Lancashire is today launching a new charitable fund to help tackle social and economic issues affecting women across the Lancashire. The fund is being unveiled on the 100th International Women’s Day, and Dame Stephanie Shirley, the Government Ambassador for Philanthropy, will be speaking.The Community Foundation aims to raise over £100,000 from individuals and companies to establish the fund. It will then form an endowment fund and distribute grants to fund projects and charities addressing women’s issues.Cathy Elliott, Community Foundation Chief Executive said: “Parts of Lancashire are severely deprived with levels of domestic violence, unemployment, poor health and social and economic problems far higher than other regions. This fund will make a vital long-term difference to women who are desperately in need of help and we urgently needs support to enable it to deliver maximum impact across Lancashire”.The Community Foundation for Lancashire is a registered charity and undertakes grant-making, facilitates philanthropy and “contributes to achieving positive social change in Lancashire’s local communities”.www.lancsfoundation.org.uk Howard Lake | 8 March 2011 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: Funding North West