first_imgThe president of the board of directors of Bayern Munich, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, has announced that he will hold talks with German club stars such as Thomas Müller, Manuel Neuer or Jérôme Boateng to review their contracts. “We have some players who still have a year and a half of contract. With them we are going to start talks,” Rummenigge said in statements to the German press.“These players made great merits in Bayern, no matter if it’s David Alaba, Thiago, Jerome Boateng, Javi Martínez, Thomas Müller or Manuel Neuer. Logically we will carry out the conversations with the greatest sensitivity before making decisions”he assured. Big investments of the Bavarian club in the transfer market are expected next summer. Bayern is negotiating with players that make up the German team such as Leroy Sané (Manchester City) or Kai Havertz (Bayer Leverkusen) and it is estimated that the club will exceed 100 million euros in signings.“Bayern is not interested in breaking a new record, but there is no transfer market only for Bayern, but for football in general. And from experience we know that this transfer market only goes in one direction in terms of prices and pace “up. But what worries me more than the issue of transfers is that of wages. It’s dizzying,” said the 64-year-old former player.Therefore, Rummenigge recommended investing more in young players. “We have to bring players like Alphonso Davies to Bayern. Not all young players can become starters, but the one who manages gives a lot of satisfaction,” he said. Davies arrived from Vancouver at age 18 and a year later he was already a starter.last_img read more

first_imgHe was only a high school senior when, in 1984 in the living room of his father, Dr. Edward Binyah Kesselly, Dr. S. Jabaru Carlon and others met to found the Unity Party to contest the 1985 presidential and Legislative elections.Young Kesselly recalled that UP’s founding fathers, by giving it the name “Unity Party,” were determined that the party would “epitomize Unity.”  Its original motto was “One People, One Destiny.”  He then told the Unity Party Leadership and membership that the best way to honor Dr. Carlon and all of its fallen heroes is by returning “to day zero—a day for us to reflect, start all over and finally realize that the Unity Party is an institution that was founded on ideals and principles, not on individuals and personalities.  We should revert to its original path for which he and other great men suffered, bled and died—one that epitomizes Unity.” One could candidly say that with Unity Party’s standard bearer, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, present at the funeral and listening, young Kesselly’s was a mouthful.    What was significant about the Tribute was what he did not say, but preferred to hold on the ancient dictum: “A hint to the wise is quite sufficient.”The Daily Observer on Sunday morning called around to talk with some UP stalwarts to gauge their reaction to Mr. Kesselly’s call.  Most of them said what the public already knew: that the party is in apparent disarray.  UP has not held a congress since 2011 when they met to nominate President Sirleaf and Vice President Joseph N. Boakai to succeed themselves on the UP ticket.The party’s youth wing has been critical of the leadership, and many members have bitterly complained that the administration has not rewarded it partisans with jobs.  Said one, “The entire Cabinet is filled with ‘friends of the President,’ not with partisans, and this has seriously embittered the party rank and file.Ironically, one of those in the party leadership being criticized is young Kesselly himself, who heads one of the major components of government, the Liberia Maritime Authority.  They say there is no party stalwart in the whole of Maritime except, of course, the Commissioner himself.Unfortunately, Mr. Kesselly could not be reached yesterday for comment on this allegation.But we wish to state that jobs for partisans alone are not what constitute a viable and properly functioning political party.  A properly functioning political party is one that holds regular meetings of the rank and file.  If it is the party in power, which UP currently is, it should keep the membership regularly informed about government policies and programs, in order to enlist party support. A political party, in developing countries, especially, should hold leadership seminars and workshops to empower the membership with leadership skills to keep them in top shape always, not just at election time.But the lack of jobs for the rank and file is not the only problem that has embittered the UP membership.  Some of them, including leading businesspeople within the party ranks, complain that they are unable to get a single contract from the UP-led government.  Here again, they complain that the party leadership is giving business opportunities only to “the President’s friends.”  Several key partisans with some financial resources say they have been trying to get into the ownership of some of the oil blocks, but to no avail.  They say the President’s friends are linking up with foreigners to purchase oil blocks; and these partisans are bitterly and painfully disappointed.Most Liberian leaders are very conversant with how American politicians do business.  Both Republicans and Democrats in power reach out to their partisans not only with jobs, but contracts also.  These beneficiaries, in turn, oil the parties’ money machines.  That is in part of how the American middle class keeps democracy functioning.But it appears that successive administrations in Liberia have frustrated the development of a Liberian middle class.  These administrations have consistently favored foreigners. Yet who can and will build Liberia in the way it should be built but Liberians themselves, in the same way the Americans and Europeans have built their countries and the Nigerians and Ghanaians are building theirs?  Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgA shot was fired in downtown Georgetown on Saturday afternoon after an alleged bandit attempted to relieve a City Police of his service pistol.Marlon Frederick after he was subduedAccording to reports, the officer, Adam Hoyte, was on patrol duties when 34-year-old Marlon Frederick of Tiger Bay, Georgetown – who was wanted for questioning in connection with a robbery – was observed between Charlotte and Regent Streets, Georgetown.As such, Hoyte attempted to apprehend Frederick who began to run. The officer gave chase and caught up with the suspect on Robb Street, near to Wellington Street.However, the man began to fight Hoyte for his service pistol – a 9mm Tauras pistol – which was in his holster at his waist.In doing so, the firearm discharged one round; however, no one was shot. Both men received injuries to their heads as a result of the scuffle.Frederick was later subdued and escorted to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he was treated and is being kept for observation.Hoyte was also treated and sent away. Investigations are continuing.last_img read more

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita But a leg injury has cost her what would have been her senior season. She will redshirt after being slow to recover. However, the 49ers’ own Big West POY candidate has been ready and able to go every game. On a team with plenty of contributors to the hot start, senior guard Crystal McCutcheon averages 16.3 points and 5.4 rebounds per game, and though her shooting touch is off as it has been in the past two games, she continues to do the job defensively, with a team-high 40 steals on the season. A pair of Lynwood High graduates lead the Matadors in scoring. Junior LaJoyce King tallies 10.9 points per game, while Jazelle Burries has 10.8 a contest. LBSU won last season’s meeting at CSUN, 89-74. Matt Zimmerman can be reached at matt.zimmerman@presstelegram.com or (562) 499-1338. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Instead, while LBSU is rolling along with its best conference start in years, CSUN is in the middle of the pack. That’s what happens when a team loses a preseason conference player of the year candidate to injury. Ofa Tulikihihifo was named first-team all-Big West as a freshman, sophomore and junior. Last season, Tulikihihifo led the Matadors to a 66-63 upset of LBSU at the Walter Pyramid. center_img It’s important to stay focused, to not take anyone too lightly. But it’s undeniable that Long Beach State’s challenge today will not be as tough as it could have been. At Cal State Northridge, the 49ers (10-5, 3-0 Big West) take on the Matadors (5-10, 2-2) in a 4 p.m. game that could have been so much more. last_img read more

first_img 20 20 20. Olympic Stadium (West Ham United) – We’ve got to put West Ham’s new stadium in last place, on account of the trouble they’ve had since moving. Fears over the distance fans will be from the pitch, the atmosphere compared to the old Upton Park ground and how it will affect West Ham’s identity have yet to be allayed. On the flip side, it is brand new, holds around 20,000 more fans than the Boleyn Ground and is in a much better location. One person at talkSPORT Towers described the Olympic Stadium as a ‘soulless bowl of doom’, but then he is a Tottenham fan and probably a bit biased. 20 20 8. Stadium of Light (Sunderland) – It was always going to be tough to replace Roker Park, but the Black Cats do have a pretty decent home. Opened in 1997, it’s current capacity is 49,000, while there is planning to extend it further. In 2007 it was named the Football League’s Best Away Ground while not many other stadiums can boast hosting concerts by One Direction, Beyonce, Take That, Oasis, Coldplay and Rihanna. Now you know where Big Sam learnt his dance moves! They just need to smarten up those sun-bleached seats, which look a bit shoddy. 4. Bet365 Stadium (Stoke City) – Better known as the Britannia, Stoke have led the way in imbuing a sense of tradition in a stadium that is less than 20 years old. ‘A cold wet night’ at this stadium is synonymous with the atmosphere associated with what is now called the Bet365 Stadium. The name change is a bit cumbersome, and with manager Mark Hughes steadily changing the image of an away day at the Potters, this stadium’s reputation could yet undergo a makeover, although the home support will have something to say about that. Plus, we like the fact that it’s not a boringly uniform design, with the South and East Stands separated from the L-shaped adjoined Boothen End and West Stand. 20 3. White Hart Lane (Tottenham Hotspur) – Tucked away and surrounded by housing estates and the High Road in N17, it’s not the easiest stadium to travel to but it’s a gem which the Premier League is, sadly, soon to lose. Fans are up close and personal with the players, situated mere feet from the touchline – which helps create an impressive atmosphere when the home fans find their voice. The Jumbotrons allow fans a glimpse of goals just moments after they go in. It’s an excellent mix of old and new, having opened way back in 1899 and been modernised in the Premier League era, and makes it in at No.4 on our list. At one time capable of holding over 70,000, it’s capacity in recent times it has been let down by dropping to just 36,000, and for that reason Spurs are on the move, next door. 20 10. The Hawthorns (West Bromwich Albion) – West Brom’s home since 1900, the Hawthorns is one of the great names in English football ground history. Over the years it has been updated, leaving a compact, atmospheric all-seater stadium that we see today. talkSPORT presenter Adrian Durham has praised the ground’s atmosphere, saying: “When the Baggies are boinging, The Hawthorns is jumping. They don’t always fire it up to the max, but when they do you can hear the noise over the traffic on the nearby M5.” 20 12. Selhurst Park (Crystal Palace) – Let’s be honest, Selhurst Park is a pretty awful ground, not least the old Arthur Waite stand. The Whitehorse Lane stand is dominated by executive boxes, like a rubbish version of the old Clock End at Highbury. And it’s poorly served by public transport. So why isn’t it lower in our ranking? The Holmesdale Road end and the fans in it that have given Selhurst one of the best atmosphere’s in the country. 15. KC Stadium (Hull City) – Another modern stadium that holds around 25,000, with little memorable features otherwise. If only we could forget Phil Brown singing there in 2009. 19. Dean Court (Bournemouth) – With a capacity just under 12,000, Dean Court is the smallest ground in the top flight. There are thousands of high school stadiums in the USA that comfortably hold more than Bournemouth’s ground. Based on this tiny capacity alone, it’s right down our list. 20 20 17. Stamford Bridge (Chelsea) – Plastic flags. 20 7. Goodison Park (Everton) – Yes, we know it’s showing its age badly in many ways, and Everton FC would love to have a new stadium, but cherish Goodison while it’s still around. Built in 1892 when the Toffees left their old home ground (Anfield), Goodison was developed by the most influential architect in British football stadium history, Archibald Leitch. Situated a stone’s throw from row-upon-row of terraced housing, Goodison is symbolic of the place football has held in the working class communities of England. As the connection between the ordinary fan and the mega money involved in the Premier League gets more and more detached, Goodison stands as a reminder that football is the people’s game, not a corporate play thing. It’s even got a church wedged into one corner of the ground. It’s old, out-of-date, out of fashion, but it’s dripping with the kind of character and feeling completely lacking in most new stadiums. 11. Emirates (Arsenal) – A real opinion divider. Arsenal’s 10-year-old stadium was the first large, modern arena built by one of the traditional giants of English football, with its 60,000 capacity comparing more than favourably with Highbury’s 38,000 seats (in a ground that once held over 70,000 when standing was allowed). Despite its modern limitations, Highbury was an incredible home for Arsenal, steeped in history, dripping grandeur and representing so much that was great about the club. Now they play in a stadium named after a middle-eastern airline. Arsenal have tried to inject some instant history into the Emirates, with nods to the club’s history, but you can’t create tradition with a few design touches. The fans are also further away from the action than at Highbury, and every side of the ground is awash with corporate seats – dubbed the ‘prawn circle’. 20 6. Etihad Stadium (Manchester City) – Another of the new breed, the Etihad Stadium – formerly/formally known as the City of Manchester Stadium – is an example for West Ham’s new Olympic Stadium of how to convert an athletics arena into a football ground. Built originally for the 2002 Commonwealth Games, it was remodelled, completely removing the athletics track, to make a grand new home for City. It went from holding 41,000 for the Games, to 48,000 for football, and has since increased to 55,000, with plans to expand to 61,000. The only problem is that, despite City’s oil wealth-fuelled recent success, and the club’s historic core support, the club has yet to generate enough appeal to pack out the Etihad week in, week out. And like Arsenal, having a stadium named after a middle eastern airline isn’t as evocative as, say, Maine Road. 9. Turf Moor (Burnley) – Incredibly, ground was first broken at Turf Moor in 1833, when a cricket facility was constructed on the site for Burnley Cricket Club. The first football match took place there in 1883, and it’s witnessed Burnley title wins in 1921 and 1960. These days, Turf Moor holds just over 21,000, which is pretty small… until you consider the population of Burnley as a town is estimated in the region of 80,000. This is a ground with real charm. 1. Old Trafford (Manchester United) – By far the biggest stadium in the Premier League, with a capacity of 75,635, Old Trafford is the only English club ground capable of being spoken of in the same breath of the world’s biggest, most iconic football venues. It is up there with the Camp Nou, the Bernabeu and the San Siro. United’s home since 1910, it carries the history of Billy Meredith, the Busby Babes, the Class of 92, Ronaldo, Cantona, Charlton, Robson… the list goes on and on. That is why it is the Theatre of Dreams, the very best of old and new. The number one stadium in the Premier League. 20 18. Riverside Stadium (Middlesbrough) – When it opened in 1995, the Riverside Stadium was at the vanguard of Premier League stadiums, but it’s spawned a generation of bland, identikit, out of town arenas. And it is, as one online review explains, “surrounded by a building site and an industrial sludge river”. 20 20 20 20 20 5. King Power Stadium (Leicester City) – Leicester’s stadium is so high for one reason: the fans. According to our Matchday Live presenter, Adrian Durham, who travels the country attending Premier League games, “Even during the run of poor results the fans were loud, supportive and energised. It’s been a golden year for Leicester fans and the KP has been rocking.” 14. Liberty Stadium (Swansea City) – Swansea moved to the Liberty Stadium from the Vetch Field in 2005 and they haven’t looked back. Its drawback is the modest 20,972 capacity, but it’s got a good atmosphere. Shame it’s shared with a rugby team, which isn’t ideal, pitch-wise. 16. St Mary’s (Southampton) – Modern, but totally boring to look at. The Premier League is the most exciting football competition in the world and, as such, deserves to be played in fantastic stadiums.But what makes a great football ground?It’s a contentious issue, but we’ve got our own ideas and so have ranked each Premier League club stadium, from worst to first.We took into account the capacity, facilities, location, history, design and atmosphere, to come up with our top 20.Disagree with our verdict? Comment below! 2. Anfield (Liverpool) – There are few more famous stadiums in world football than Anfield. It boasts an incredible history (yes, Liverpool fans love their history) and probably the most iconic end stand in the game. The seated Kop replaced the legendary terrace in 1994, but the Reds were canny enough to keep it a single-tier stand, retaining its identity. Liverpool looked at moving to a completely new stadium, with Anfield in need of modernising, but opted to stay at the place they have called home since 1892. The result of this decision is the hulking new Main Stand, which has taken capacity to 55,000 and represents a leap forward for a club accused of dwelling too much on the past. As for the ‘famous atmosphere’, on the right occasion, against the right opposition, Anfield really is a noisy venue. But it is also fair to say it can be embarrassingly quiet – a problem that afflicts all of the most popular Premier League clubs. 20 13. Vicarage Road (Watford) – Home to the Hornets since 1922, it’s been modernised in recent years but retains the traditional feel of an English football ground – four separate stands. 20 20last_img read more

first_img1 Chelsea and Manchester United have been given a boost in their pursuit of Keita Balde Diao after Juventus rubbished claims they have tied up a deal for the Lazio star.The 22-year-old is drawing plenty of interest ahead of the summer transfer window after putting in some impressive performances in Serie A this season.Both Chelsea and Manchester United are tracking the winger, while he has been linked with Spanish side Sevilla too.Juventus, however, are said to be at the front of the queue to land the Senegal international and some reports even claimed a deal with Lazio had been rubber-stamped.But now Juve’s CEO, Giuseppe Marotta, has acted swiftly to deny any talk which has suggested Keita is set for a move to Turin.“Is Keita already ours? Absolutely not,” Marotta said on Radio Rai.“He is a Lazio player and he has another year on his contract. We’re watching him, I think he’s a good player but for the moment there’s no negotiation.“We’re interested, but we’ll evaluate things calmly.” Keita Balde Diao last_img read more

first_imgA man who downed six pints before getting behind the wheel before almost killing his two friends during a horrific head-on collision has been jailed for three years.Seamus O’Donnell, now 27, did not have insurance or a valid NCT for his fourteen year old car which he had bought for just €350. On October 5th, 2014, he drank at least six pints of beer over a three hour period before getting a takeaway of more beer and driving away with brothers Liam and Sean Ryan.He pleaded guilty to four different charges of dangerous driving causing serious injury, drink driving, driving with no insurance and driving without an NCT.Garda Colm McIntyre told the court that he attended the scene at 5.35am at Quay Road, Dungloe and found Liam Ryan in a nearby field with injuries while his brother Sean had a serious head injury.O’Donnell’s 2000 registered Toyota Avensis car had flipped over after it crashed into another car coming in the opposite direction.Both men had been forced to undergo extensive medical treatment after suffering life-threatening injuries and had since moved to Co Tipperary to start new lives.Victim impact statements were read into the court on behalf of both injured men.Liam Ryan suffered a broken pelvis and femur and spent nine days in hospital and now has a one foot-long scar.He is not able to work in his old job, has mood swings, suffers from post traumatic stress and has a fear of driving.Sean Ryan has suffered facial disfigurement as well as a personality change, bruising of the brain, has bad headaches, short term memory loss, a fear of driving, is unable to work and the right side of his head will always be out of shape.Judge John O’Hagan said that once again in Co Donegal he had to bang the drum about dangerous driving.“This is a disaster for everyone. How long do I and my colleagues have to beat the drum, how often do the press have to advertise the tragedy and who listens to either me or them? He picked up a wreck of a car.“It’s like a recurring bang on that drum – they buy a car for next to nothing and do very stupid things. People get hurt and get killed,” he said.O’Donnell, who had pleaded guilty to all four charges, took to the witness box and apologised to the Ryan brothers in their absence.He admitted that he has had issues with alcohol since he was about 17 but was trying to deal with them by attending AA meetings.Passing sentence Judge O’Hagan said “I have heard this story so many times in Co Donegal but the clock cannot go back. The harm is done and it cannot be undone.”He sentenced O’Donnell, of Oillean Teora, Crolly, to six years for the charge of dangerous driving causing serious injury but suspended the last three years and also disqualified him from driving for 10 years.He also jailed him to six months for driving without insurance and disqualified him from driving for two years.On the charge of drink driving, Judge O’Hagan sentenced O’Donnell to six months and disqualified him for 2 years while he took the charge of having no valid NCT into consideration.All charges are to run concurrently.Man who downed six pints and almost killed two friends jailed for 3 years was last modified: December 12th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgA man headbutted a supermarket manager after he was asked to move his car from outside the store.Owen McDonagh appeared at Letterkenny District Court in Co Donegal charge with viciously assaulting ALDI supermarket manager Sean Cafferkey. Mr Cafferkey had asked McDonagh to move his car from outside his store on Neil T Blaney Road in Letterkenny because it was inconveniencing his customers.However, when he approached McDonagh, the accused responded by lunging at him with his head and breaking his nose.McDonagh, aged 20, of the Big Isle, Manorcunningham admitted the attack which happened on May 24th last year.His solicitor, Mr Frank Dorrian said there had been an argument about the positioning of the car before the attack took place.The court heard that the defendant had six previous convictions including incidents of dangerous driving, theft, and public order offences.Judge Paul Kelly adjourned the case to May 14th to await a Probation Report on the defendant.Man head-butted ALDI manager when asked to move car was last modified: March 21st, 2018 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:ALDIcourtdonegalhead-buttManagerOwen McDonaghParkinglast_img read more

first_imgAlisson Becker went from hero to zero in the eyes of Liverpool fans after his extraordinary mistake gifted Leicester City a goal.The most expensive goalkeeper in history wowed Premier League fans with his impudent chip over Anthony Knockaert last week. Jesus Christ Alisson, that’s worse than Karius😂— Jay White (@jaywhitebcafc) September 1, 2018 Alisson you idiot! We didn’t pay £60m for you to dribble and turn in your area of expertise. You had one job and that was to clear it. #LEILIV— Jackson To (@jacksonto888) September 1, 2018 But he was brought crashing back down to earth after being caught in possession trying to dribble out from the back.After receiving a woeful back-pass from Virgil van Dijk, the former Roma shot-stopper shaped his body as if to clear the ball down the right-hand touchline.With Kelechi Iheanacho closing, the flamboyant keeper instead decided to whip out a conveniently timed Cruyff Turn on the byline so as to deceive the striker.But the Nigeria international read the attempted piece of skill and easily dispossessed the bewildered Alisson and squared the ball for Rachid Ghezzal to tap into a virtually empty net. So is Alisson also going to Turkey on loan?— Deji Faremi (@deejayfaremi) September 1, 2018 2 It mattered very little in the end as first half goals from Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino ensured Ghezzal’s strike was a mere consolation.As Ruud Gullit once infamously said: “A goalkeeper is a goalkeeper because he can’t play football.”While the £67million summer signing will surely bounce back from the mistake, several Liverpool fans were far to quick to chastise the 25-year-old. Check out the best Tweets below. As long as it stops him doing it ever again— Haydn (@haydnstpierre1) September 1, 2018 Does Alisson have a concussion🤔— SULTAN (@SultanBinKhalid) September 1, 2018 Awful by Alisson, only a matter of time till his over confidence let him down and here it is. Should have booted it for a throw. Very bad play, game on— Sean Williams (@seanwills11) September 1, 2018 Poor from Alisson, just kick the ball lad.— Jake (@Addonnn) September 1, 2018 Alisson wasn’t joking. pic.twitter.com/u2uQqYsCT3— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) September 1, 2018center_img Hahahahaha Alisson is a fraud #LeiLiv— This Charming Man (@LHS_TCM) September 1, 2018 Sooooo casual from VVD, far too sloppy and Alisson had his pants pulled down trying to be a superstar. Liverpool have paid the price for being complacent there— Duncan Wright (@dwright75) September 1, 2018 The Brazilian has been an otherwise brilliant signing Oh Alisson, Alisson #LEILIV pic.twitter.com/qencE10AM1— Susan Seddon 🚗🎶💕🐒 (@SuzeTwelve) September 1, 2018 Alisson has just caught the Karius virus 😂😂😂— Agostinho Sousa (@agostinhosousa7) September 1, 2018 Simon Mignolet to Alisson at full time pic.twitter.com/q7c4HGPdJ0— Taylor Budgell (@TaylorBudgell7) September 1, 2018 Thats way too cocky from Alisson— JulianLFC22 (@JulianLFC22) September 1, 2018 Alisson’s tekkers… pic.twitter.com/GzsNk1ql7B— Soccer AM (@SoccerAM) September 1, 2018 Alisson was robbed in possession by Kelechi Iheanacho 2last_img read more

first_imgLighting a fire is one of the basic skills for a scout leader.Scout leaders from all over Donegal and beyond attended a skills training day at Stranorlar Scout Den and Drumboe woods.The new leaders were instructed in scouting skills such as cooking in the outdoors, erecting tents, map reading and building structures from natural resources.Some of the skills learnt were lighting fires only using available materials, cooking bananas with chocolate, of course they adopted the “Leave No Trace” guidelines. Some leaders got themselves in knots at the camp.They also practised their map reading skills and how to erect different styles of tents and caring for them.The course leader Joe Boland commented that this was an opportunity for new leaders to get a taste of what Scouting is about and providing them with the necessary skills to provide our young scouts of all ages with a great outdoor experience which they will cherish for years to come.As one participant stated “We are wet, we are cold, but despite all we are just leaving a great day where we learned a lot and the craic was mighty.”Putting up a camp at the skills training day.Course Leader, Joe Boland thanked all those who ran bases and especially Martina Flanagan of 6th Donegal (Stranorlar) Scout Group who provided the venue and the tea and scones and also to Strabane Catering for the excellent lunch. There’s no smoke without fire at the camp. I could have sworn I put the map around here somewhere. Scout leaders getting in some mapping practise. Getting the tent up on the skills day. DONEGAL SCOUTS SKILL UP ON TRAINING COURSE was last modified: March 3rd, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalJoe BolandScoutsskillslast_img read more