John Bestman Acquires 2 ‘New’ Boats for Fishery Business

first_imgOne of the fishing boats purchased by Mr. John BestmanAlthough retired from public service, Mr. John Bestman, former Minister of Finance during the Charles Taylor administration, is not tired. He has redirected his energy and resources to the country’s fishing industry.Bestman saw the need to fetch his retirement benefits from fisheries by obtaining two large fishing boats in Marshall City, Margibi County.The 78-year-old, who spoke to the Daily Observer over the weekend, invited Tibelrosa S. Tarponweh, current lawmaker of the county’s electoral District 1, the superintendent Jerry Varnie to a dedication ceremony of the boats in an effort to draw the county’s leadership and the national government’s attention to challenges the fishery sector faces.“I know that fishing is the principal source of income in Marshall; therefore, I could not disconnect myself from improving the sector in my retirement,” Bestman said.He said dedicating the boats, which cost about US$3,500 and US$4,500 respectively, is a blessing and an opportunity to provide jobs for some of the locals.“We have abundant resources with a small population to match them, but evil minds have changed the story from prosperity to complete backwardness,” he said, adding that Marshall has a rich and vast land but the residents lack the capacity to invest in it.Despite Mr. Bestman’s establishment, he has encouraged other investors to come and tap into the resources of Marshall, so as to change the living condition of the inhabitants.Representative Tilbelrosa Tarponweh said that the interest of his people is about friendship. As such, he strives to bring relief to the residents’ current “deplorable living conditions.”Superintendent Jerry Varnie, who thanked Mr. Bestman for the investment, also expressed the hope that Margibi under his administration will experience a great deal of development.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Hudson’s Hope RCMP report: Shots Fired, Poaching and Attempted Abduction

first_imgOn August 4th, Hudson’s Hope RCMP assisted Fort St. John RCMP with an abduction attempt on a flagger that occurred within the Fort St. John jurisdiction near the area of Szoo Road along Hwy 29. A blue Power Wagon van with a grey pinstripe down the side and tinted windows stopped by a flagger, and an unidentified person exited the van and attempted to abduct this flagger. The victim was able to fend off the assailant, with the van fleeing the scene. This file is still under investigation with the Fort St. John RCMP and anyone with any information pertaining to this incident is asked to contact your local RCMP Detachment. Anyone with information regarding current or past investigations can contact the Hudson’s Hope RCMP directly at 250-783-5241 or anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. Visit for advice on submitting tips online and to browse the areas “Most Wanted” page. HUDSON’S HOPE, B.C. – Hudson’s Hope RCMP have released their monthly report that includes a report of shots being fired into the Peace River, allegedly poaching and a story we shared last week about an attempted abduction on Highway 29.The following report has been released by Constable Erich Schmidt.Hudson’s Hope RCMP responded to 51 calls for service between July 16th and August 12th.  51 written violations and warning tickets were issued to drivers between the above dates. Highway and road safety continues to be a big focus for the Hudson’s Hope RCMP. Police have received reports to the increasing number of vehicles speeding along Beattie Drive, therefore police will be monitoring this area especially into the following month with the school season just around the corner.  Speeding fines can range from $138.00 to $196.00, with excessive speeding resulting in a $368.00 fine and a seven-day impound of the vehicle. Please obey local speed limits within our community. – Advertisement -On July 20th, Hudson’s Hope RCMP received a report of shots being fired into the Peace River near the Farrell Creek Bridge. This occurred while boaters were out on the river, posing a serious public risk factor. Police attended the area and located several intoxicated persons camping along the creek. During the investigation, a firearm was located and seized, and one of the persons was arrested for possession of the stolen property after one of the associated vehicles was found to be bearing stolen licence plates. On July 21st, Hudson’s Hope RCMP conducted a roadside check stop along Hwy 29 at the Peace Canyon Access Road. During this check stop, police stopped and checked approximately 75 drivers and vehicles. Several violation tickets were issued for various offences, including expired insurance for travel trailers. Please take the time to verify that all vehicle registration and insurances are up to date prior to heading out for a weekend camping trip. On July 28th, Hudson’s Hope RCMP received a report of a possible poaching site located within a rural area of Hudson’s Hope. Police conducted an investigation and located the site in which it appeared that several deer were shot out of season. This file has been forwarded to the local Conservation Officers who are continuing with the investigation. Poaching is a serious offence that can cause dramatic negative effects to the local wildlife populations. Anyone who observes a poaching offence can contact the Report All Poachers and Polluters hotline: 1-877-952-7277. Poaching offences can come with fines ranging from $25,000 to $100,000 fines with six months to one-year imprisonment. Advertisementlast_img read more


first_img4 Lanterns Ulster Senior LeagueResults & Reports 15.06.14DPD Division 1 Results Letterkenny Rovers Res. 4 1 Drumkeen Utd. Res.Fanad Utd. Res. 1 1 Swilly Rovers Res.ReportsLetterkenny Rovers Res. 4 Drumkeen Utd. Res. 1A strong Letterkenny Rovers team overcame a youthful Drumkeen Utd on the opening day of the reserve League season at Leckview Park on Saturday afternoon in a game which saw the visitors finish the game with 9 men following a double sending off on the hour mark.Following early efforts by Peter McNamee and Jerome Duffy for the visitors it was Rovers who almost went ahead on 7 minutes. Kevin McGrath with some good work on the right set up Stephen O’Donnell and his thunderous shot hit the post much to the relief of Michael Gibson in the Drumkeen goal. The relief was short-lived though as O’Donnell secured the opening goal on 13 minutes. The always lively Stevie Okakpo played the big Manor man through on goal and his low shot easily beat Gibson to put Rovers ahead.Further efforts by O’Donnell and the returning Christopher Malseed followed before Drumkeen got a deserved equaliser in a wonderful counter attacking move..Letterkenny lost possession on the edge of the visitors box which fell to Kevin Bonner. His angled pass led to Peter McNamee nicely beating the offside trap before rounding the advancing Letterkenny net minder Jason Quinn outside his own box and coolly finishing to the bottom corner. Indeed McNamee was a thorn in the side of Jonathan Minnock and John Doherty in the first half and had a couple of other chances to put the visitors ahead shooting narrowly over on a couple of occasions.Rovers dominated possession though for most of the half and had a great chance on 42 through a super pass and move between Okakpo and Neil Lloyd which led to Okakpo just missing the target from 12 yards. Rovers domination was emphasised when they took the lead right on the stroke of halftime. After man of the match Okakpo had a rasper of a shot cannon off the bar the rebound fell to Kevin McGrath on the right. He played O’Donnell through and his cross was headed home by Darren McElwaine to ensure the hosts held an interval lead. The second half started in much the same vein with excellent chances spurned by O’Donnell and McGrath before the games big talking point on 61 minutes. An incisive pass through by McGrath found Stephen O’Donnell he played the ball across the edge of the 6 yard box to McElwaine who scored with the Drumkeen defence shouting offside from the initial pass. While Rovers were celebrating the goal ref Stephen Toner brandished a red card to dismiss Chris Kyle for dissent. Lee Guthrie then showed dissent and was also sent off to reduce the visitors to 9 men. From then on it was only a matter of playing out the game and numerous chances came and went for Rovers with Okakpo and O’Hagan both having efforts narrowly wide before Rovers scored their 4th goal on 76 minutes. Gibson did well to save Okakpo’s shot but could only parry it into the path of Glenn Gallagher and he made no mistake keeping his composure to coolly slot home from 12 yards. Drumkeen had a couple of half chances through Lee Kennedy and Kevin Bonner to reduce the deficit while Letterkenny substitute Gareth Doherty had a couple of chances which flew narrowly wide. It was always going to be a tough battle for the young Drumkeen team against a very strong Letterkenny side but they battled hard especially when reduced to 9 men.Letterkenny Rovers; Jason Quinn, Glenn Gallagher, Neil Lloyd, Jonathan Minnock, John Doherty, Aaron O’Hagan, Kevin McGrath, Christopher Malseed, Darren McElwaine, Stephen O’Donnell, Stevie Okakpo. Subs; Ryan Gildea for Minnock 63, Gareth Doherty for O’Hagan 63, Kieran Doherty for McElwaine 81Drumkeen; Michael Gibson, Sean Lapsley, Kevin Boyle, Chris Kyle, Paul Bonnar, Lee Guthrie, Eunan Doherty, Liam McGill,Kevin Bonner, Peter McNamee, Jerome Duffy. Subs; Ebe Philips for Duffy 30, Lee Kennedy for Doherty 58, Conor Laverty for McGill 82.Referee; Stephen Toner  Fanad and Swilly Open With DrawFanad Utd. Res. 1Swilly Rovers Res. 1Fanad United and Swilly Rovers shared the spoils in this opening fixture in the Ulster Senior League Reserve division. Fanad started the stronger and had the first opening in the 10th minute when a deep cross from Glenn McNulty was just missed by Oisin Hasset in the box. In the 14th minute a long clearance from Fanad keeper Joe Coll found Conor Matthewson who shot straight at Caolan Bolton in the Swilly net. A minute later Bolton saved well from a Dean McCarry free kick. Swilly started to come into the game and in the 18th minute Gorey McCahill shot over when well placed. Fanad took the lead in the 25th minute when Conor Matthewson went on a mazy run into the box. His initial shot was well saved but Oisin Hasset was on hand to score from the rebound. 10 minutes later Swilly had Kyle Black to thank when he made an excellent tackle in the box to deny David Edwards who was through on goal. A minute later a Daniel O’Donnell cross was met by Brian Pyper whose header was easily saved by Joe Coll.Swilly started the 2nd half strongly and in the 50th minute Johnny Logue made an excellent block in the box from a Kyle Black shot. In the 60th minute substitute Oisin Duffy sent in a dangerous deep cross into the Fanad box which Joe Coll did well to palm away at full stretch, with a number of Swilly players waiting. Swilly’s pressure paid off in the 70th minute when Ryan McDaid cut in from the left to score at the near post. Fanad almost took the lead again in the 76th minute when Conor Blaney’s pin point cross was met by Oisin Hasset who hit the post with his header. Fanad were reduced to 10 men in the 85th when Jordan McBride received a 2nd yellow card following a clash with Oisin Duffy. Kyle Black had two more chances in the closing stages but shot over then wide on both occasions. Best for Fanad were Johnny Logue, Glenn McNulty and Oisin Hasset. Best for Swilly were Oisin Duffy, Kyle Black and Conor Gormley.Fanad United Res: Joe Coll, Ronan Sweeney (Conor McGonigle 79), Mylie McBride, Dean McCarry (Jaydee Azawiye 57), Glenn McNulty, Johnny Logue, Conor Matthewson (Conor Blaney 65), Jordan McBride, David Edwards, Oisin Hasset, Adam Serrinha  Swilly Rovers Res: Caolan Bolton, Ryan McDaid, David Fisher, Anthony Fisher, Conor Gormley, Kyle Black, Kevin Coyle (Cathal Diver 57), Daniel O’Donnell, Gorey McCahill (Glenn McElhinney 55), Brian Pyper (Marty McDaid 65), Cormac Toland (Oisin Duffy 55) Ref: Vincent McLaughlin FixturesWednesday, June 18th at 7:30pm4 Lanterns USLFinn Harps Res. v Swilly Rovers Ref. S. TonerDonegal News League CupGroup BDerry City Res. v Fanad Utd. Ref. T. McAree Saturday, June 21st at 2pmDPD Division 1Drumkeen Utd. Res. v Fanad Utd. Res. Ref. T. McAreeSwilly Rovers Res. v Bonagee Utd. Res. Ref. P. Duddy Sunday, June 22nd at 2pmDonegal News League CupGroup ABonagee Utd. v Cockhill Celtic Ref. S. TonerGroup BFanad Utd. v Letterkenny Rovers Ref. P. Duddy Wednesday, June 25th at 7:30pmDonegal News League CupGroup ADrumkeen Utd. v Swilly Rovers Ref. T. McAreeGroup BLetterkenny Rovers v Finn Harps Res. Ref. P. CollWednesday, July 2nd at 7:30pmKnockalla Caravans Cup Semi-final (e.t. & pens)Swilly Rovers v Cockhill Celtic Ref. TBCDonegal News League CupGroup BFinn Harps Res. v Derry City Res. Ref. V. McLaughlin4 LANTERNS ULSTER SENIOR LEAGUE ROUND-UP was last modified: June 15th, 2014 by John2Share 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:4 LANTERNS ULSTER SENIOR LEAGUE ROUND-UPlast_img read more

Yedlin evolves into lock-down right back

first_imgUnited States Yedlin’s evolution gives USMNT a lock-down right back Ives Galarcep @soccerbyives Last updated 2 years ago 02:48 10/9/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) DeAndre Yedlin USA Panama 10082017 Mike Ehrmann United States WC Qualification CONCACAF United States v Panama Panama The Newcastle United defender has made the U.S. national team’s right back position his own, giving the team its best option since Steve Cherundolo ORLANDO, Fla. — DeAndre Yedlin is an attacking player at heart, from his earliest days as a youth standout through his time in college at Akron, where Caleb Porter first sold him on the idea of a future as an attacking right back.The defensive side of his game often felt like a bit of an afterthought early on in his career, as a standout for the Seattle Sounders and as a surprising inclusion on the 2014 U.S. World Cup team. Generally speaking, Yedlin focused more on getting forward, and letting his world-class speed cover for inevitable defensive mistakes.That wasn’t going to cut it in England, though, not at the top levels, and it wasn’t going to be enough for him to become the regular starter at right back the national team had needed since Steve Cherundolo retired. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. If that doesn’t sound like the Yedlin you watched masterfully neutralize Panama’s dangerous wingers in the World Cup qualifying win against Panama on Friday, it’s because Yedlin is no longer that player. His time at Tottenham, Sunderland and now Newcastle have helped him hone his defensive game to the point that he is no longer a liability, but instead arguably the most reliable defender in the U.S. pool.Now, the player who used to live for bombing forward finds himself liking the defensive side of the game in a way he didn’t used to.”I enjoy it more now. Once you start to become OK at something, you learn to enjoy it more,” Yedlin said after Friday’s win. “I don’t think I was the best defender before so it wasn’t fun for me. It’s getting better.”Experience as a starter for then-Premier League side Sunderland in 2016 helped Yedlin begin his progression as a defender, but the full year spent playing in the League Championship with Newcastle under Rafa Benitez really helped him hone the defensive instincts he used to lack.”(It helped) massively,” Yedlin said. “I think it’s one of the things that we work on a lot in training. It’s a bit boring, but you don’t really realize when you’re doing it as well, but when you get into the game situations, it’s much easier and things get slowed down for you and you see situations that you’ve seen before in training, so things just become much easier.”DeAndre Yedlin quote gfxYedlin hasn’t missed a beat since Newcastle’s jump to the Premier League, and has enjoyed an impressive start to the new season. He brought that form into Friday’s match against Panama, during which he read the game well and consistently put himself in good positions, both to support U.S. right winger Paul Arriola and contain Panama’s speed on the flank.”I’ve always been fast, it’s God-given talent,” Yedlin said. “I just try and use that to my advantage, but I’m learning more and more positionally so I don’t have to rely on my pace so much.””He played against some good players (on Friday) and did well,” U.S. coach Bruce Arena said. “He’s a good player that continues to grow. It’s great to get him back in.”Yedlin was sorely missed by the U.S. during the September qualifiers, when Costa Rica and, especially, Honduras enjoyed success going after Graham Zusi. Yedlin’s presence not only limited Panama’s options, but he also continued to develop a partnership with Arriola, forming a tandem Arena could very well stick with in the near future — and potentially when the World Cup rolls around.”He’s got the wheels, he’s a hard worker, and for me he makes my life easy at times where there’s times I can’t get back and he can deal with it,” Arriola said. “But the way he flies forward it’s funny that we’re very similar characteristic-wise. But it’s just a matter of learning when I go in he’s going to be flying up, and I think that the confidence that we have is continuing to rise and I look forward to building it.”Yedlin will be vitally important to a U.S. team that — if it can qualify for the World Cup  — will be hoping to advance past the round of 16 for the first time since 2002. Right back had become a position filled by those better suited in other roles, with the likes of Fabian Johnson and Geoff Cameron headlining the list of players who have helped fill the void left when Cherundolo — the best right back in U.S. national team history — faded out of the national team picture in 2012.Now the U.S. has a true right back who is developing into a two-way difference maker, and at 24, still has plenty of room to grow even more. Three years after being seen as a major surprise on the 2014 World Cup roster, Yedlin will head toward the 2018 World Cup as one of the team’s best players, and Tuesday’s World Cup qualifier against Trinidad & Tobago will provide one more opportunity how much he has improved, and how important he has become.last_img read more