Andre Russell’s scans clear him of serious injury

first_imgANDRE Russell was stretchered off the ground by medical staff after a blow to his helmet in the first innings of Jamaica Tallawahs’ clash against St Lucia Zouks at Sabina Park on Thursday night.Following the incident, he was taken to hospital for a CT scan. A medical update from the franchise confirmed that Russell was later cleared of serious injury. Having been advised rest, he returned to the hotel and didn’t play any further part in the game.The incident took place in the 14th over, after Russell, batting on zero, failed to connect with a pull. Zouks pacer Hardus Viljoen had bowled it short and at the body, and the ball struck Russell’s helmet near the right ear.Russell had backed away before Viljoen had delivered the ball, and so the bowler followed the batsman, cramping him for space. Russell immediately dropped to the ground and the Zouks fielders then removed his helmet. When the medical team rushed in to check on Russell, the batsman looked dazed but stood up on his feet.Russell was beginning to walk off, retired hurt, when he was made to stop. A stretcher was brought in, and Russell – with a neck brace on – was taken off. At first look, it appeared that Russell’s helmet did not have a neck guard.Three overs after the incident, Tallawahs head coach Donovan Miller told the broadcasters that “there was no update on Russell just yet”, but at the innings break, the commentators informed that Russell had been taken to the hospital for further checks.Tallawahs finished their innings on 170 for 5, adding only 38 runs in the last six overs. They eventually lost by five wickets, suffering their third straight loss of the campaign. (ESPN Cricinfo)last_img read more


Arsenal fans use flop Kim Kallstrom to troll Tottenham fans about Eriksen

first_imgARSENAL fans online have gleefully taken an opportunity to mock Spurs ahead of the imminent departure of playmaker Christian Eriksen.Gunners supporters took to Reddit in their droves to point out that the Dane was ending his time in North London without a single trophy to show for it.3 Christian Eriksen gestures to fans at Inter Milan’s training groundCredit: Alamy Live News3 Kim Kallstrom netted THAT penalty in the FA Cup semi-finalCredit: Jamie McPhilimey – The SunAnd they took equal pleasure in rubbing their rivals’ noses in it even further by pointing out that even Swedish flop Kim Kallstrom managed more medals in his disastrous Arsenal stint than Eriksen had at White Hart Lane.The 37-year-old was signed on loan by Arsene Wenger in January 2014 to little fanfare from the Gunners’ faithful.And it turned out that the Spartak Moscow star had arrived with a back injury, severely limiting his minutes in an Arsenal shirt.Within his four appearances, however, was a moment that made him a cult-hero at the Emirates – when he slotted home a penalty against Wigan in the FA Cup semi-final shootout.Arsenal went on to win the final, with Kallstrom picking up a medal.ARSENAL NEWS LIVE: Follow for all the latest on the GunnersOne Twitter user joyously tweeted: “Kim Kallstrom came to Arsenal with a back injury. Show up for one game, scored a penalty and left Arsenal having won more trophies than Tottenham’s Eriksen.”Eriksen was at Tottenham for 6 years that included their incredible glory years. he won a grand total of 0 trophies.”The tweet was then posted on Reddit for Gunners fans to lap up in delight.One replied: “Never forget, Tactics Timmy said Eriksen will find it hard to win trophies elsewhere.”And another pointed out: “As once said by a great man: “They won f*** all.””That penalty was a banger, to be fair,” another quipped.3 Kallstrom spent a lot of time on the sidelines at the EmiratesCredit: News Group Newspapers LtdLATEST ARSENAL NEWSLive BlogGunners newsArsenal news LIVE – Latest updates from the EmiratesCONT ME OUTArsenal’s Lacazette ‘not interested’ in joining Inter as Martinez’s replacementGossipINTERESTED PARTEYArsenal ‘most interested’ in Thomas Partey but coronavirus delays talksGUNNER GOLuiz ‘has to go’, Saliba ‘a concern’ and Mustafi not at right ‘level’, says KeownAT YOUR BOC AND CALLTorreira reveals ‘dream and desire’ to one day play for Boca JuniorsWRIGHTY’S OUTRAGEIan Wright says video of George Floyd’s death in US left him ‘drained’HOMECOMINGDavid Luiz confirms Benfica talks with Arsenal contract set to expire in JuneGossipBERN IT UPMan Utd, Arsenal and Chelsea on alert after Bernardeschi reveals Prem plansWhile somebody laughed: “Hey don’t forget about that Audi cup.”Arsenal have not finished above Tottenham since 2016, and currently sit four points and four places behind the Lilywhites in the Premier League.The pair meet at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on April 25. Mikel Arteta reckons Arsenal fans finally love club again… and hopes to repay them with FA Cup glorylast_img read more


Province reportedly loses $7.5 million this year in crops

first_imgLargely due to 42.6 millimetres on the second, the full month post was 75, a total normally recorded by the local airport weather station, only in July.However, over 90 per cent of it this year was posted in the first 13 days the month, and with the canola crop harvest hanging in the balance, farmers took advantage of the drier second half of September — combined with double digits highs, on all but four of the next forty days, beginning on the 14th — and got the job done. While it doesn’t apply that much in the Peace Region, the province wide claim for lost crops this year has been placed at $7.5 million.That’s less than half of the ten year average, and it’s a far cry from what was anticipated in mid-summer when southern areas of the province were dealing with drought conditions and farmers were fearing the worst.Overall yields were down but University of the Fraser Valley agriculture expert Tom Bauman concedes the losses weren’t as severe as earlier anticipated.- Advertisement -He attributes that to the fact some fruit crops in the drought hit region surprisingly acclimatized to the heat, and also that, many failed crops weren’t insurable.In this area, Kelly Kassian of Richardson Pioneer says, despite below average precipitation in all of the traditionally heaviest rainfall months of June, July and August, local yields this fall were close to the area norm.As reported earlier, harvest operations were repeatedly interrupted in September when there were ten daily posts of measurable rain even though six of them were less than three millimetres, and four of those less than one.Advertisementlast_img read more