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FC Barcelona Rookie Dembele Reveals Advice Received Before His Debut

Since 1998, Geoffrey “Geoff” Scovil has lived in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he serves as an attorney at law. A solo practitioner, he has handled a wide variety of cases from small misdemeanor charges to felony conspiracy cases. In his personal life, Albuquerque's Geoffrey Scovil is a soccer fan who counts FC Barcelona as his favorite team. 

Barcelona rookie Ousmane Dembélé recently revealed what two of the team’s key players told him before his first match for the team. Serving as a substitute, Dembélé debuted in the second half of the team’s game against Espanyol in early September, a game Barcelona won 5-0.

After the match, Dembélé revealed that the team’s manager, Ernesto Valverde, offered him advice. Valverde, who used to play for the team, suggesting the rookie relax and be calm. Luis Suarez, however, provided Dembélé with more practical advice, advising the rookie to give him the ball and he would score.

Following Suarez’ advice, Dembélé got the ball and indeed passed to th…
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Three Unique Cities to Visit in Thailand

Albuquerque-based attorney Geoffrey "Geoff" Scovil has served his local community for nearly 20 years. When not providing legal counsel, Geoffrey Scovil enjoys traveling outside of Albuquerque and exploring the world, visiting countries including Thailand. When journeying to this culturally rich nation, three cities to consider discovering include: 

1. Krabi. A laid-back beach town in the southwest, Krabi offers visitors unspoiled beaches, seaside cliffs, and clear blue water. It is suitable scuba diving and rock climbing, and the nearby Railay Beach is renowned for its sunset views. 

2. Nong Khai. Sitting beside the Mekong River, this cultural capital is well known for its many yearly festivals, including the Thai New Year festival and the Anou Savari Festival. It's also dotted with temples and ancient rock formations. 

3. Kanchanaburi. For modern history enthusiasts, this city was greatly impacted by World War II, and still bears many scars from its embattled past. Despit…

The New Mexico Wilderness Alliance’s Wilderness Ranger Program

For nearly two decades Geoffrey “Geoff” Scovil has been working as an attorney in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Dedicated to supporting the Albuquerque community outside of the legal realm, Geoffrey Scovil supports the New Mexico Wilderness Alliance.

As part of its efforts to protect and restore wilderness areas in the state, the New Mexico Wilderness Alliance maintains several initiatives, including its Wilderness Ranger program, which operates as a partnership between the Forest Service and New Mexico Wild, and is designed to promote wilderness conservation. 

Individuals who participate in the program work in pairs in such wilderness areas as the Chama River Canyon and Santa Fe National Forest, and provide numerous services, including trail assessment and campsite rehabilitation.

In addition to their routine services, those working through the New Mexico Wilderness Ranger program interact with the public for a number of reasons. Hikers are encouraged to contact a ranger to set up a time to …

New Mexico Wilderness Alliance's Gila Campaign

Geoffrey Scovil is an an Albuquerque-based attorney who earned his juris doctor degree in 1996 from Case Western Reserve University School of Law. When he isn't advocating for clients in habeas corpus cases, Geoff Scovil actively supports numerous pioneering non-profit organizations such as the New Mexico Wilderness Alliance (NMWA). 

Founded in 1997, the NMWA is committed to protecting and restoring the state's wild lands and wilderness areas through advocacy, stewardship, and federal wilderness designations. One of the non-profit's most prevalent wilderness protection campaigns involves the Gila Wilderness, New Mexico's largest wilderness area. NMWA's goal, aside from further expansion of designated wilderness, is to have the Gila River and numerous other eligible streams secure Wild and Scenic status.

Since 2013 NMWA citizen scientists have been hiking and taking inventory of the Gila National Forest, surveying more than 100 miles of the Gila River and documenting …

Tips for Combating Shin Splints

An Albuquerque-based attorney specializing in defending clients' constitutional rights, Geoffrey Scovil earned his juris doctor degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Law in 1996. He chose Case Western because it was close to Ashtabula, Ohio where his grandmother lived in the house where she raised her kids just down the street from her antique shop where she herself was raised during The Great Depression. Geoff Scovil was close to his grandmother who just passed away this year at the age of 96.

Family is important to Geoff Scovil. His favorite thing to do is enjoy sports - whether as a spectator or participant - with his family. He was an avid runner and cyclist who earned a varsity letter in numerous high school sports, including track and field and has played various sports ever since. 

One of the most commonly-occurring injuries for track and field athletes and beginner runners is shin splints. If ignored, the bone injury could progress to a stress fracture. Howev…

Denzel Washington Voices John Coltrane in New Documentary

Geoffrey Scovil is an Albuquerque, New Mexico-based attorney who specializes in Habeas Corpus law. Outside of his work in Albuquerque, Geoff Scovil considers jazz his favorite musical genre, naming jazz legend John Coltrane as his favorite artist. 

A recent John Coltrane documentary, Chasing Trane, found its voice for the jazz great in veteran Hollywood actor, Denzel Washington. When John Schienfield made The US Vs John Lennon, the director had no problem finding audio and video interviews of the former Beatle to help tell the story. Schienfield did not have such luck with Chasing Trane, as John Coltrane rarely ever gave audio interviews, and never did any on television, leaving the director little to work with in regard to the artist’s own words. 

Despite the lack of audio and video interviews, however, Coltrane did do a number of print interviews throughout his career. To bring the musician’s words to life, Schienfield enlisted the help of Oscar-winning actor Denzel Washington, who ta…

Increasing Your Cycling Speed

Albuquerque, New Mexico, attorney Geoffrey “Geoff” Scovil focuses on habeas corpus law and is one of the leading habeas corpus contractors for the state. He possesses more than two decades of legal experience, including work as public defender and felony trial lawyer. In his free time, Geoffrey Scovil enjoys biking around Albuquerque and beyond.

Some of the simplest ways of increasing your cycling speed involve changing how your ride your bike. As you ride, wind resistance slows you down, so you should try to reduce this as much as possible. Keep your elbows tucked in closer to your body and lower your body at the waist as much as possible. If your bike has a drop-handle, riding lower is much easier. Simply place your hands on the drops to lower your overall stance. However, keep in mind that doing this can make it more difficult to reach the brakes and may be a strain on the back.

Fortunately, back strain and brakes can easily be dealt with. In terms of braking, it is actually better t…