first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 11 Dec 2014 – Raucous it seems at the Prison in Grand Turk when an inmate being treated goes wild and hurts several of the prison officers. That, Her Majesty’s Prison officer was struck in the eye; so badly was the injury that the man was rushed to the hospital in Grand Turk and has now been recommended for further treatment abroad; after being transported to Provo’s Cheshire Hall hospital. A late day press release from TCIG about the incident on Tuesday confirmed that the Prison Superintendent Ian Sergeant is investigating what went wrong when some of the prison officers tried to administer the medication of an inmate, when that inmate reportedly lashed out seriously injuring at least one officer who had to be taken to hospital. The TCI Hospital yesterday explained that : An HMP officer was transferred to the Cheshire Hall Medical Centre from the Cockburn Town Medical centre… because of a history of trauma to the eye. He was assessed, relevant investigations performed and upon review was referred to NHIP for emergent overseas care as the injury was deemed to be of a serious nature and required further intervention not presently available in TCI.” Other HMP Officers were treated for minor abrasions. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Minister of Works puts government buildings reconstruction post hurricanes at $8.6m Recommended for you Report to the Nation: TCI NHIP underfunded as lifestyle diseases costs soar, overdue report to reveal if contributions will increase Related Items:cheshire hall hospital, cockburn town medical center, grand turk, her majesty’s prison, NHIP, prison guard Cruise figures forecast to drop, says Tourism Directorlast_img read more

JAGS will be the Right Excellent after 2015 Natl Heroes Day

first_img Related Items:jags, james alexander george, linda williams, national honors, order of national hero, right excellent, smith Mccartney Twenty-six revealed for first National Honors and Awards Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 17 Apr 2015 – When we celebrate National Heroes Day this year in May in the Turks and Caicos, there will be the traditional memorial for the country’s lone honoree, Hon James Alexander George Smith McCartney who will be again bestowed the honor, as the first under the new ordinance to receive the Order of National Hero, Going forward, the late Chief Minister, affectionately called JAGS, will be referred to as the “Right Excellent JAGS”. This was revealed Wednesday when the National Honors & Awards Committee appeared on radio to explain the process and workings of the Committee which will aid the Office of the Premier and Cabinet in fielding nominees for the seven national awards. Dr. Linda Williams, who heads this Committee explained all Order of National Hero awardees will be referred to as ‘Right Excellent’; it is also noteworthy that the receivers of this national hero honor can be alive; it is not just a posthumous prize. The 2015 theme for National Heroes Day is: “Claiming our Heritage, leaving a Legacy” and guest speaker is named as Fr. Bernard Been of the St Monica’s Anglican Church. Recommended for youcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Natl Honors & Awards nominee forms availablelast_img read more

Govt Targeting Job Opportunities In Global Animation Industry

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppKINGSTON, Feb. 4 (JIS): The Government is moving to position Jamaica to tap into potential job opportunities in the global animation industry, estimated to be worth over US$222 billion and for which there is a demand for 30,000 animators.Industry experts believe that of this number, 5,000 can be filled by persons from the Caribbean and, in this regard, the Administration is moving to capitalise on this by staging the second KingstOOn Animation Conference and Afro-descendant Film Festival.The event, which is slated for March 12 to 13 at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts (EMCVPA) in Kingston, will, among other things, showcase the talents and creativity of local animators. Speaking at a Jamaica Information Service (JIS) Think Tank forum, at the agency’s head office in Kingston on February 2, State Minister in the Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Hon. Julian Robinson was optimistic that Jamaica has animators capable of filling the job openings.He pointed out that the country has a “population of creative, talented, and tech savvy youth, who are knowledgeable, aware, and sensitive to the nuances of the culture (particularly) in (the United States)”, which he said “is the major Western market for animation content.”In noting that animation is considered one of the fastest growing industries globally, the State Minister said the outsourcing of content development by North American film and television producers is a significant emerging trend and “positive indicator” that presents entrepreneurship and employment opportunities for young people.Mr. Robinson said the island’s proximity to North America and the fact that both are English-speaking countries, “ideally position Jamaica to serve (their) animation industry.”He further argued that “our rich culture makes us a great source for original and innovative content that is in high demand globally.” In addition to the United States, other major markets outsourcing a significant percentage of their animation content development include: Canada, China, France, Germany, and Japan.Mr. Robinson advised that since 2011, the global industry has been growing at an annual compound rate of 12.94 per cent, with most segments growing at a rate of seven per cent “year over year.”He pointed out that the Government foresees further growth as “consumers will continue to demand more realistic video games, movies and television special effects, as well as newer computer hardware.” Mr. Robinson said as the Administration takes aim at positioning Jamaica as a centre for animation development, production houses, such as video game studios, will require multimedia artistes and animators to meet the increasing demand for content.Additionally, he said the high demand for computer graphics for mobile devices could also potentially result in a spin-off of other careers, while pointing to possible opportunities away from mainstream animation, such as education, journalism, medicine, engineering, and forensics. Related Items:Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts, Global Animation Industry, KingstOOn Animation Conference Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Cuban Migrants apprehended

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppCoral Harbour Base (RBDF),  Bahamas, September 24, 2016 – Ten Cuban migrants are being detained after they were apprehended in the southern Bahamas by a Royal Bahamas Defence Force patrol craft on Friday evening.While on routine patrol, HMBS L.L. Smith, under the command of Acting Lieutenant Commander Stephen Rolle, intercepted a sloop two nautical miles off Anguilla Cay at 6:50 pm.   Further search of the vessel discovered Cuban nationals: 7 males, 3 females, who were then taken aboard the Defence Force craft.  The Cuban nationals will be handed over to Bahamas Immigration authorities for further processing. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Man Arrested and Charged for Provo robberies

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppcenter_img Turks and Caicos, May 1st 2017: Police have arrested and charged a 35 year old Grand Turk man with four counts of robberies and a wounding offence.The arrest comes days after Police Commissioner James Smith listed crime stats over the past year, detailing some 134 robberies in 2016/2017.The man is said to be part of a team responsible for a number of offences in Providenciales, with several reports given in the past month leading to his arrest.The charged man is said to have committed a spate of robberies against drivers, holding them at gun point, along with assaulting and battering the victims. Reports suggest that the robbery spree continued for four days straight.Reports say some time on April 17th, he along with two other males pulled guns on a driver in Blue Hills, and robbed him of a large sum of cash, beating him about the body before running away.  The second report is said to have occurred the next day, Tuesday April 18th, when a driver proceeded to give a man a ride in his car. Upon entering, the man is said to have pulled a gun on the driver, demanding money. The culprit once again escaped with a small sum of cash. Another similar report was made on Wednesday April 19th, when the victim said he was driving along Lower Bight Road, when two men stopped him, asking for a lift to Long Bay. One of the men then grabbed him by the neck and began searching him for valuables. A Samsung Galaxy phone and an undisclosed small amount of money were stolen. On Thursday April 20th, another driver is said to have picked up two men along the Leeward Highway. While driving along the Grace Bay road, in the vicinity of the Golf Club, one of the men pulled a knife on the driver, demanding his cell phone and cash. The men slashed the driver’s face, forcing him to be taken to the Chesire Hall Medical Centre where he was treated and discharged. #MagneticMediaNews#RTCIPF#ProvoManArrestedAndChargedForRobberieslast_img read more

Zola I hope Hazard will stay at Chelsea

first_imgChelsea assistant coach Gianfranco Zola hopes Eden Hazard will be sticking around for quite some time yet after his superb cameo against BournemouthAfter coming on as a second-half substitute, Hazard scored a late winner for Chelsea to secure them a 1-0 Carabao Cup win against Bournemouth and a spot in the semi-finals.The Belgian winger has now provided Chelsea with six assists and two goals in his last five appearances.And Zola is keeping his fingers crossed that Hazard will opt to remain at Stamford Bridge rather than seek a move to the likes of Real Madrid.“He is certainly one of the players who has given this club a lot of satisfaction,” Zola told the club website.“Considering he is only 27, hopefully he will stay longer with us and become even bigger.Tammy Abraham, ChelseaChelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.“I am really looking forward to seeing Eden achieving great things with the club, and to help us coaches achieve something important.”The Italian also praised fellow substitute Pedro, who’s back-heel gave Hazard the opportunity to score the match-winner for Chelsea in a difficult game.“It was a very tough game. Bournemouth are a very good team. The coaches they have do an excellent job. They gave us a really hard time,” added Zola.“We started very well in the first 20, 25 minutes, but they didn’t concede much. They closed down all the spaces well, and in the end they got stronger and stronger.“I thought the difference was the changes we made. When Pedro and Eden came on it really gave us an extra gear. We got the goal that made the difference.”Chelsea will take on London rivals Tottenham for the semi-finals of the Carabao Cup with the first leg taking place on January 7 at Wembley.last_img read more

Pellegrini West Ham fans are behind me

first_imgWest Ham United manager Manuel Pellegrini believes he now has the support of the club’s fanbaseThe Chilean’s name was sung by the West Ham supporters in last weekend’s 2-0 win at Fulham.Now, with just two points separating them from sixth-place Manchester United, Pellegrini’s side will take on Watford today hoping to earn a fifth win in a row.“Maybe we are starting some good days at West Ham, and we have to try and keep it that way until the end of the season,” said Pellegrini, according to Guardian-Series.“For me, having this good moment in the middle of the season is important for everyone.“The fans are loud in the stadium and the players are playing with more trust, but what is important is that we finish the season in the spot that this club deserves with the number of people behind this club.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“The London Stadium is now always full with fans and we need to feel that in every game. That is what we are trying to do now.“This is a good moment of the year for the club. I was not here at the end of last season but I feel that everyone is feeling we are making a change and we must keep that change.“The better we can play, the fans will be happier. It is more important to have them behind the team.“I know what happened last season and you cannot have a good season without everyone working altogether.“That is the owner, the staff, the players and the fans. This is a good moment for everyone and we must keep it all together.”last_img read more

Air quality remains a critical challenge throughout the San Diego region

first_img June 22, 2018 Sasha Foo, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – It may come as a surprise but the San Diego region has some of the worst air quality in the nation. We have the sixth worst ozone levels in the United States, according to data from the American Lung Association.At a conference in La Mesa Friday, organized by The San Diego Foundation, participants heard about the multiple effects of poor air quality. Bad air days increased sharply from 2016 to 2017.A report by the San Diego Regional Quality of Life Dashboard indicates that the number of unhealthy days soared from 42 days in 2016 to 62 days the following year. Ozone levels have increased by 42% over the last five years. Debra Kelley, who is the advocacy director for the American Lung Association-California explained why San Diego has more ozone and particle pollution.“For us, it’s a combination; we have a lot of people in San Diego, we have a lot of sunshine and heat. We have a lot of cars and then, we’ve got the mountains that basically are trapping all of the air pollution, so it can’t disperse away from us,” said Kelley. Dr. Atul Malhotra, who is the chief of Pulmonary Medicine at UC San Diego Health said that air pollution has a direct effect on heart disease, lung disease and brain function.Malhotra said there may be a lot of debate about the causes of climate change but among doctors and politicians, “in terms of how it affects human health, there’s really no debate over that.”The pulmonary specialist said unhealthy air may affect a child’s brain development. He said a recent study conducted in Canada also suggested that air pollution may lead to higher rates of Alzheimer’s disease. The conversation at the conference was not just about the problem. The focus was also on working together to find solutions.Nicola Hedge who works on climate and environmental programs for the Foundation said San Diego needs to explore alternatives to fossil fuels and use fewer cars and trucks which are a major source of pollution.“So there’s a lot of ways we can better use transit, promote more bikeable, walkable communities and also commit to using cleaner, more renewable sources of energy,” Hedge said.If you’d like to check on the daily air quality in your area, click here. You can enter your zip code and find out about that day’s air quality rating for your neighborhood. Air quality remains a critical challenge throughout the San Diego region Categories: California News, Local San Diego News, Politics FacebookTwittercenter_img Posted: June 22, 2018 Sasha Foo Updated: 7:09 PMlast_img read more

Competing initiatives for Mission Valley stadium approved for November ballot

first_img KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsVideo: San Diego Taxpayer’s Association conducts analysis of stadium proposals.Whichever measure receives the most votes — assuming it exceeds 50 percent — will win the rights to negotiate with the city to redevelop the Mission Valley site, barring future legal challenges.Haney Hong, president and CEO of the Taxpayers Association, said his group’s analysis is “vital” to understanding pertinent facts heading into November.“Our report will be a resource to voters as they make a decision that will affect so many future generations of San Diegans,” he said.The SDSU West initiative calls for a new 35,000-seat Aztecs football stadium that could also be used for other sports. The measure includes hotels, retail space, a river park and an academic campus to be shared with commercial office tenants.The SoccerCity initiative also proposes mixed-use spaces, as well as a 23,500-seat professional soccer stadium that could be expanded to accommodate Aztecs football.The Taxpayers Association has spent seven decades analyzing public policy. Thursday’s analysis is the final section of a nearly 200-page report released incrementally over the past several months. The full report can be found at Competing initiatives for Mission Valley stadium approved for November ballot Updated: 11:20 PM Posted: July 12, 2018center_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave Settings Video: Jan Goldsmith breaks down judges ruling on stadium initiatives.SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — San Diego County Taxpayers Association analysis released Thursday determined the SoccerCity initiative proposed for the Mission Valley stadium site would net the city more tax revenue than the competing SDSU West proposal.SoccerCity would add $4 million to the city’s general fund per year, while the SDSU West plan would add $1.9 million annually, according to the association. Currently, the city loses millions of dollars per year operating SDCCU Stadium.The association based its data on sales, hotel, property and possessory interest taxes.Both initiatives appear headed to the Nov. 6 ballot after two San Diego Superior Court judges ruled on Wednesday against City Attorney Mara Elliott’s contention that they interfere with the city’s ability to manage its finances, land use and planning. July 12, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: SDSU West, SoccerCity FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Dave Scotts World of Wonder Cinco De Mayo

first_imgDave Scott’s World of Wonder – Cinco De Mayo KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, May 5, 2019 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave Settings Posted: May 5, 2019 Categories: Dave’s World Of Wonder, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Port of San Diego Harbor Police teach next generation of officers

first_imgPort of San Diego Harbor Police teach next generation of officers Ginger Jeffries Posted: July 18, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Updated: 8:58 AMcenter_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSan Diego (KUSI) – The Port of San Diego Harbor Police is our first line of defense for much of San Diego.Their mission statement is to provide the highest quality of public service through crime prevention, homeland security and the quality of life for port communities.KUSI was invited to witness this mission statement in action as teams trained – as well as taught the next generation of law enforcement officers.For more information: Ginger Jeffries, July 18, 2019last_img read more

Wellman Represents ASA at AMAC Meeting in DC

first_imgFormer ASA President and Director Steve Wellman of Syracuse, Neb., attended a meeting of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange’s (CME) Agriculture Markets Advisory Council in Washington this week. Wellman was appointed to represent the soy industry on the AMAC, which helps to advise CME on various topics pertaining to agriculture. The AMAC meeting was co-chaired by CME Group Executive Chairman and President Terry Duffy, and former Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman.Featured speaker Dr. Joseph Glauber, chief economist for the Department of Agriculture, covered global production and consumption numbers for soybeans, corn, rice, wheat and cotton. Dr. Glauber gave his perspective on the livestock sector, expected cash net farm income, land values and U.S. farm exports.After Dr. Glauber’s presentation, members of the council discussed several other market issues including reauthorization of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, hedge exemptions, the recent CFTC residual interest rule change.Additionally, the AMAC meeting included a discussion of a new website from CME, designed to educate visitors about the fundamentals of futures. is an interactive site for education on the basics, players and impact of the futures markets and how they work.last_img read more

BG couple accused of exploiting woman make court appearance

first_imgNOTE: Monty Joe Cantrell provided a copy of a court document stating that the charge of identity theft in this case was dismissed.A Battle Ground husband and wife made their first court appearance Thursday on suspicion of financially exploiting an 81-year-old woman.Clark County Superior Court Judge Barbara Johnson set bail at $300,000 for Monty Cantrell, 50, and $250,000 for Bridgett Cantrell, 41. They are being held in the Clark County Jail on suspicion of financially exploiting a vulnerable adult.The two will be arraigned Dec. 16.The judge appointed attorney Susan Stauffer to represent Monty Cantrell and attorney Art Bennett to represent Bridgett Cantrell.Also on Thursday, Battle Ground police offered more details in the case, saying Monty Cantrell had 17 felony warrants from Kentucky relating to theft and larceny charges.Authorities also estimated the monetary loss to the victim at $15,000 and expect that the two suspects will face more charges.Police said the Cantrells befriended the woman and, over two or three months, gained her trust to the extent that she went with them to “numerous” banks.At the banks, the Cantrells allegedly opened accounts and obtained credit cards using the woman’s money.In addition, police said, the Cantrells pressured the woman into selling a vehicle to them, but didn’t pay her. They also allegedly stole a box of old coins from her, according to court documents.last_img read more

State scraps investigation of Suits and a Keg fundraiser

first_imgThe state Human Rights Commission closed its investigation into the guy-centric fundraiser “Suits and a Keg” because it could not locate the woman who allegedly filed the complaint, its director said Thursday.And the situation surrounding who filed the complaint — which alleged discrimination by the Fort Vancouver National Trust against women — is “suspect” enough for the department to request a criminal investigation into the filing, Human Rights Commission Executive Director Sharon Ortiz said.She added that whoever did file the complaint wasted taxpayer money, as the commission was already working with the fort to correct wording in its event advertising that used terms such as “guys only.”“The Washington State Human Rights Commission has limited resources and was in the process of working with Fort Vancouver at no cost to the taxpayer other than a phone call,” Ortiz said. “Our resources must be used carefully to investigate legitimate claims of discrimination. So we have concerns if our resources are utilized improperly.”A woman claiming to be deaf and breast-feeding a baby filed a complaint with the state on July 29, saying that organizers of the Aug. 12 event told her she and her infant could not attend the fundraiser, which featured whiskey, beer and cigars.last_img read more

Semi rolls over spills 90000 pounds of cardboard

first_imgA tractor-trailer rig hauling 90,000 pounds of recycled cardboard overturned this morning on Highway 14 in western Skamania County, causing quite a mess, authorities said.The rollover crash happened at 8:23 a.m. about 10 miles east of Washougal, said Washington State Patrol Trooper Ryan Tanner. The driver of the rig, who was heading westbound, suffered minor injuries and did not have to be transported to the hospital.As of 11 a.m., the highway was still only allowing a single lane of traffic through the area, as crews were working to remove the street debris. A towing company also was on scene.The cause of the crash wasn’t yet known, Tanner said. The rig also struck a telephone pole.This story will be updated.last_img read more

Deputies arrest two burglary suspects in Truman neighborhood

first_imgSheriff’s deputies on Friday morning detained two individuals suspected of burglarizing a Truman area home.A juvenile male, whose name is not available, and Devonte R. Pankey, 19, were booked into jail on suspicion of residential burglary.Deputies were first alerted to two suspicious men walking around houses near Northeast 51st Street and 40th Avenue just after 11 a.m., sheriff’s Sgt. Shane Gardner said. Deputies responded to the area and found the two men, who fled through backyards when they saw the deputy.Deputies found evidence that a home near where the suspects were first spotted was broken into. Another deputy reported seeing one suspect dump items out of a backpack as he fled, Gardner said.A K9 eventually found the first suspect on the 5000 block of Northeast 52nd Street. He was sent to the hospital to be treated for a dog bite.The other suspect was eventually found in the area and taken into custody.last_img read more

Purrfect presents for pets

first_imgLittle boys and girls aren’t the only ones Santa will pay a visit to this Christmas.Many of Clark County’s furry, four-legged residents — both the naughty and the nice — will awake Christmas morning to find their own overflowing stockings and wrapped gifts under the tree.In the final shopping days before the holiday, animal lovers flocked to local pet stores to pick up presents for their canine and feline family members.Shoppers sniffed out all the best toys and treats: stuffed animals with squeaky bellies, rawhide bones shaped like candy canes, toy mice filled with catnip, and even puppy apparel.Carly Hafenbrack and her mom, Denise Hafenbrack, stopped by Beastie Boutique in Salmon Creek on Saturday hoping to find gifts for their 13-week-old black Labrador retriever, Grace.“She’s supposed to be a hunting dog, so we’re gonna get her a peasant or a duck (stuffed animal),” said Carly Hafenbrack.last_img read more

Blazers turn tables on Grizzlies

first_imgPORTLAND — The Portland Trail Blazers had been thoroughly manhandled by the Memphis Grizzlies in the first two meetings between the two teams. Behind 28 points from LaMarcus Aldridge, their bench and 15 points from a flu-ridden Wesley Matthews, the Blazers were able to get rolling early and held on for a 105-98 win at the Moda Center on Sunday. “Man, it hit me like 7 last night,” Matthews said of the flu while a small bottle of Pepto Bismol was nearly empty in his locker. “I didn’t even warm-up, I was getting an IV for like an hour and 45 minutes. They hit me with four liters of saline to go out here and play this game.” Grizzlies coach David Joerger stressed the importance of slowing down Matthews and Portland’s other complimentary scorers before the game. Matthews scored seven of his 15 points in the first quarter. For Aldridge, who said he came back before he was 100 percent from his back contusion, it’s somewhat reflective of the urgency the team has but also just Matthews being the ultra-competitive guy that he is. “That’s just who Wes is,” Aldridge said. “He’s not going to sit out a game if he doesn’t have to. He knows the importance of every game. I think his mindset is ‘I’m not going to sit out.’ It’s a little bit of knowing the urgency and it’s him just being a tough guy.”last_img read more