Police probe death of tourist at Batiboo beach

first_imgPolice spokesman inspector John Carbon has revealed that an investigation has been launched into the death of a Canadian national.Mr. Carbon’s report indicates that fifty year old Russel Southgate of Calgary Canada was a frequent visitor to the island.He was in the company of his girlfriend and two other friends bathing on the beach at Batiboo beach in Woodfordhill on December 13, 2012 about 1:15pm.According to his girlfriend, Russel encountered difficulty while in the water and at the time he was away from the rest of them.By the time they rendered assistance he was unconscious. They sought help and the body was transported to the Marigot Hospital by the Fire and Ambulance Services and upon arrival was pronounced dead by a medical practitioner.The body was transported to the Princess Margaret Hospital Mortuary pending post mortem examination to determine the cause of death.Dominica Vibes News 49 Views   one comment Sharing is caring! Tweet Sharecenter_img Share LocalNews Police probe death of tourist at Batiboo beach by: – December 20, 2012 Sharelast_img read more

Reeths-Puffer girls shut down by East Grand Rapids 49-35 in D1 regional semifinals

first_img (2979) Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Share Inappropriate / Offensive Trina Lewis pushes the ball up court for Reeths-Puffer. Photo/Joe Lane By Dave Tomczak LocalSportsJournal.comHOLLAND – The Reeths-Puffer girls basketball team’s dream season came to a halt in the Division 1 regional semifinals on Tuesday.Making their first regional appearance since 2005, the Rockets struggled on offense, and fell to fourth-ranked East Grand Rapids 49-35 at West Ottawa High School.Lauren Ross goes drives to the basket for Reeths-Puffer. Photo/Joe LaneReeths-Puffer finished the season with a 21-3 record.R-P coach Rodney Walker knew it was important for his team to get off to a good start, but neither team found its offense early.“If we were going to have an advantage, I thought we would take the advantage in the first quarter,” said Walker, whose team trailed 5-4 after a very quiet first quarter. “Our strategy was to get out to a fast start and put the pressure on them to make shots.”Reeths-Puffer standout Lauren Ross was held scoreless in the opening quarter, with the Pioneers double-teaming her whenever she touched the ball.The senior guard finally hit her first bucket midway through the second quarter, and her two free throws with 1:03 left in the half tied the game at 13-13.East Grand Rapids sisters Macy Brown and Jillian Brown responded by scoring the next six points to give EGR a 19-13 halftime lead.The Pioneers extended the lead to 24-13 early in the third quarter.Ross moved her game into the post and scored nine of the Rockets’ 12 third quarter points down low, but R-P still trailed 34-25 headed into the fourth.“They built a nice lead and we could never get a run going,” Walker said. “Normally, we can always get a run going. You have to credit them with their defensive scheme, it disrupted everything we tried to do.”R-P narrowed its deficit to 40-32 on Ariel Walkers’ 3-pointer with 2:53 remaining, but got no closer, and ended up being outscored 15-10 in the final quarter.The Rockets didn’t help themselves at the free throw line, making only 5 of 15 attempts, while the Pioneers made 9 of 10.Despite the loss, Walker had high praise for his team.“We were able to get this far due to the commitment of the girls on this team – commitment to the process, and I’m so happy and impressed with them,” the coach said.Ross led the Rockets in her final varsity game with 17 points and 10 rebounds. Walker added eight points and Sophia Hekkema added seven.Macy Brown led EGR with 15 points and Jillian Brown had 14. Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Report a problem This item is… Sophia Hekkema gets fouled going to the hoop for Reeths-Puffer. Photo/Joe Lane Shares Reeths-Puffer Coach Rodney Walker gives direction to his players during the game. Photo/Joe Lane DEAL OF THE DAY Other × Ads by Amazon 0 Not relevant $18.25$30.00 Mail (1150) Not relevant The Mighty Ducks Add Comments (Max 320 characters) × $2.99 Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. ENDS IN ENDS IN Displayed poorly Sophia Hekkema takes the ball up the floor for Reeths-Puffer. Photo/Joe Lane Other Share Shop Related Products DEAL OF THE DAY The Pioneers: The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the… × Report a problem This item is… Inappropriate / Offensive Not relevant DEAL OF THE DAY Bestseller Displayed poorly Report a problem This item is… Trina Lewis eyes the basket at the free throw line for Reeths-Puffer. Photo/Joe Lane Other (1149) Reeths-Puffer’s No. 10 Abby Fansler plays defense in the back court. Photo/Joe Lane ENDS IN The Mighty Ducks Bestseller $17.99 Bestseller Inappropriate / Offensive Displayed poorly Ads by Amazonlast_img read more

Utah Jazz coach Quin Snyder doesn’t think anyone in NBA is working harder than Jazz

first_imgSometimes you lose focus and it’s normal, but Coach Quin gets on us and says, ‘Hey you’re losing focus.’ (Practice) is pretty hard, but it’s more mental — you have to keep your focus on what we’re doing in here. – Enes KanterSALT LAKE CITY — Jazz coach Quin Snyder has already given his players a couple of days off since the start of practice this month, including one on Friday. But he bristled Saturday after inferring from a question that his team didn’t practice as much as other NBA teams.“I don’t think there’s a team working harder than us in the first two weeks of the season in the NBA, no matter how many days we’ve had off,’’ he said.Snyder, whose team held a spirited two-hour practice Saturday at Zions Bank Basketball Center, went on to say that a team has to practice smart besides a lot.“My basic philosophy is practice and try to get better every day,’’ he said. “Some days you can inundate them with a lot of information and they need to process it and some days are spent getting shots. I feel as long as they practice hard we can be smart as far as how we practice.’’Jazz big man Enes Kanter agrees practices are plenty hard, and although he wouldn’t say they’re necessarily harder than last year, they are more focused.“We’re talking and communicating and going 100 percent,’’ Kanter said. “Sometimes you lose focus and it’s normal, but Coach Quin gets on us and says, ‘Hey you’re losing focus.’ (Practice) is pretty hard, but it’s more mental — you have to keep your focus on what we’re doing in here.’’Jazz newcomer Steve Novak, who has played for a variety of coaches in his 10-year career with seven different teams, has been impressed with Snyder and the way he is coaching the Jazz.“It’s a little different,’’ Novak said. “I’ve played for guys like Jeff Van Gundy and on the opposite side guys like Mike D’Antoni and in between those guys. I think Quin definitely understands for us to be successful, we have to be good defensively and talks about that a lot. But also offensively that’s where he’s a great basketball mind. We see that in the film sessions and in the huddles. He has a lot of offensive stuff that we haven’t even scratched yet.’’PLAYING FAST: Snyder has said he wants the Jazz to play more up-tempo this year and score in transition. He was honest, however, when asked if he had a number in mind of how many fast-break points per game he wanted from his team.“I still don’t know how they tally fast-break points — I don’t know what they are,’’ Snyder said with a smile. “To me it’s more big-picture stuff. We know we want to play fast and pass the ball. We’ll start to set some of those parameters of things we want to chart and things we want to strive for as we get a better picture of who we are. ’’JAZZ NOTES: The Jazz play the L.A. Clippers Monday night at 7 p.m. at EnergySolutions Arena before embarking on a four-game road trip, with three games in Southern California Thursday, Friday and Sunday and one in Oklahoma City on Tuesday. … Snyder said he expects rookie Rodney Hood to play Monday night. Hood missed the opening game with an injury, but was cleared to play for Thursday’s game. … Carrick Felix, who has been out with a shoulder injury, was a “partial” participant in Saturday’s practice. “He’s been working hard and getting medical treatment from the staff, so hopefully he’ll keep getting better to the point where he can play,’’ said Snyder. … After Monday, the Jazz have one more home preseason game, Oct. 24 against Phoenix.last_img read more