Mendy and Militao begin to justify 100 million

first_imgMilitao and Mendy begin to justify the 100 million they cost last summer (50 each). The two have responded in high games and both will have a new test next Saturday against Sevilla at the Bernabéu (4:00 pm, Movistar LaLiga). The central points to holder for the loss due to Sergio Ramos injury (sprained ankle) while the side also has options after his good performance in the Spanish Super Cup, when he started both games.Mendy, right now, can be considered a headline for Zidane: He is the tenth player who has played the most minutes in the white team. He accumulates 1,222 ’against the 825’ of Marcelo, his rival for the position. Militao, meanwhile, has established itself in the role it came to occupy: third central. It takes 632 ’against the 348’ of Nacho, the other substitute (Varane and Ramos are untouchable for Zidane) in that position. Nacho adds so few minutes because he suffered a sprained knee that had him apart for eleven games, but it is also true that much of his minutes he played as left side when the casualties of Mendy and Marcelo came together. Militao was confirmed in Getafe, a difficult field in which Madrid left the goal to zero (0-3) with a great performance of his. On the other hand, Sevilla is a rival to which Mendy already knows what it is to shine. In the first leg, those of Zidane returned with a valuable 0-1 from Sánchez Pizjuán and the French side was one of the protagonists By drying Jesús Navas, the player who puts more centers in LaLiga. It is precisely that virtue that is convincing Zidane. So indisputable is how decisive Marcelo is in attack as his defensive gaps are. The rivals took advantage of their offensive vocation to look for tickle Madrid. With Mendy the team loses danger above, but it becomes a rock behind. Therefore, if Zizou decides to protect himself against the offensive capacity of Sevilla in attack, Mendy has many ballots to be a holder …last_img read more

Meet Terra Snover Californias transgender congressional candidate

first_imgRepublican congressional candidate to face investigation after harassing trans woman in the bathroomMeet the first openly transgender woman to win a primary election in VirginiaIcons in LGBTI history and today share their pivotal stories in 29 portraitsRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  : Terra Snover, a trans woman, is running for Congress in California’s 10th congressional district. She is the state’s first openly transgender politician. eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Yet, despite her progressive views, Snover notices that simply by being transgender, she’s taken less seriously.‘A large percentage of people like the idea that the transgender person is running for office but then don’t act on it,’ she says.‘I know a number of transgender candidates who are desperately struggling for volunteers and funding. We get by with this lack of support by our own strength and the love of the people close to us, but if we want a transgender person in office we need a lot more in the way of support and financial help.’At the same time, Snover is hopeful. Many transgender people have started to run for office, both locally and nationally, in recent years. Some examples include Mel Wymore in New York City and Danica Roem in Virginia.‘It’s time we had a voice in every part of government,’ Snover says enthusiastically.‘In recent years we’ve become the Right’s punching bag. Politicians are demonizing us as child molesters and freaks of nature, which is preposterous and insulting! So we came together and told the world, “We will no longer accept this hatred! We will counter your vile rhetoric with compassion for all who walk this earth! We are strong and we will show the world what we can do!” and what we can do is make a major difference in our communities. We’ve all seen what happens when a government or people marginalize and disrespect another group, and we want to make sure that doesn’t happen to anyone else.’Snover isn’t just standing up for LGBTI people in California, but across the country.‘If there is ever a bill that tries to limit your rights, I will fight tooth and nail for you,’ she says. ‘If ever there is an opportunity to extend to you the rights that others take for granted but we yearn for, I will not stop until we achieve those rights.’Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading…center_img Though California is already a liberal state, Snover still sees many issues facing the state – let alone the country – today.Terra Snover, California’s congressional candidate for district 10.One of Snover’s top priorities is California’s water. ‘As a state, we have been having water problems for years and have only just “gotten out” of our most recent water crisis. And other states have faced similar problems. So I’m hoping to introduce a legislation once I’m in the office that addresses the water problems we have now and as well as those we will face in the future,’ she tells GSN.Another important issue on Snover’s roster is healthcare. This hot-button issue affects those in California as well as the rest of the country. Snover believes the answer to America’s health care issue is single-payer healthcare, also known as Medicare-for-all.‘From a fiscal standpoint, it saves us money as a country, it cuts administration cost, completely eliminates the issue of non-payment in hospitals and destroys the hidden charges that insurance companies routinely hit us with today,’ Snover explains.‘It also gives our community better healthcare in the long run, if people can just go to the doctor for regular checkups and preventative care so we can catch medical conditions before they become a more serious and life-threatening problem.’Other issues Snover hopes to tackle if elected are wage equality (she believes in a $15/hour – £11.50, €12.74 – federal minimum wage) and climate change (she wants to see the United States become a leader in green energy). GAYSTARNEWS-last_img read more