The captain of Jamaica’s Under-20 team that disappointed many with their impotent performance in the first quarter of this year when they failed to qualify for the World Cup has restored his reputation with a big performance in the Red Stripe Premier League.In fact, Junior Flemmings did more than that. The 19-year-old, who was largely responsible for Tivoli Gardens’ 3-2 win over fierce rivals Arnett Gardens, became a man as he almost carried his team on his back as they registered their third successive victory and climbed two places to sit third in the table on 11 points.The former Jamaica College player not only had a foot in all three of his team’s goals, he outdid three defenders and the goalkeeper to score the final goal and secure victory himself. All throughout the game, Flemmings and his more seasoned compatriot Jermaine Johnson were unplayable whenever they went forward.Tivoli’s opening goal came when Ranike Anderson climbed high to head home a Flemmings free kick in the 33rd minute. Andrew Phang levelled in the 45th and Kemal Malcolm fired the home team ahead in the 67th. Substitute Otis Ffriend was on hand to steer home one of three Flemmings free kicks to rebound into play before Flemmings finished the job on the final move of the match.”It is an overwhelming feeling. Coming to Arnett Gardens to play is not an easy thing and to actually get the three points after being 1-2 down is really special.”We really stuck together, dug deep and came out with the victory,” the very assured Flemmings said after the game.Sounding like one much older than his years, Flemmings indicated that his intention coming into the game was to earn the man of the match honour and give his team the victory. His task, he said, was made easier by the slowness of the Arnett Gardens defenders.”Their defenders are really slow and we really exploited that today,” he said matter-of-factly.unpleasant memoriesIn addition to a desire to erase the unpleasant memories of the World Cup qualifier, Flemmings is driven by a desire to make his mark among big men.”Being a schoolboy coming out of the Manning Cup and coming into the Premier League is not an easy thing. They always say that there has never been a schoolboy that actually left Manning Cup and actually came in the Premier League and be outstanding. I just want to create my own trademark and make my own legacy,” the ambitious player said.He may not be the most accurate when it comes to the facts of players shining in the League during or right after their schoolboy years, but his approach to getting the top is the right one.”What you are seeing now is just because of hard work. It is just hard work and more hard work that has contributed to this. I just kept on working. The work never stops.”The free kicks are something that I have been practising day in day out. Before training actually starts, I would get the mannequins and practise, practise because I know that one day, it will come in handy,” said Flemmings, who has set himself a target of eight goals in the League before taking up a professional opportunity in January.
MONROVIA – Police and Los Angeles County sheriff’s department officials met Thursday regarding their investigation into the death of a young man shot April 29 in downtown Monrovia’s Library Park. Jorge Jose Rostran, 23, of Monrovia, was found shot twice lying on a picnic table in the park in the 100 block of Lime Avenue around 1:47 a.m., said Los Angeles County sheriff’s Sgt. Greg Hinkle. The shooting happened after a fight believed to have started in the 4th Dimension nightclub in the 300 block of Myrtle Avenue across the street from the park. Rostran died two hours later while undergoing surgery at Huntington Hospital in Pasadena. No suspects in the case have yet been identified, Hinkle said. “We’re very hopeful,” said Hinkle, referring to the meeting. “That’s about all I can say at this point.” Detectives from Monrovia did not return calls for this article. The afternoon meeting at the Police Department was scheduled with his partner Detective Elizabeth Smith and Monrovia detectives to discuss new leads and a general game plan, he said. “This is going to take a lot of old-fashioned leg work,” Hinkle said. “Our next steps will come from people we talk to from a list we compiled after the murder.” Any assistance from the public is welcome, he said. Hinkle said sheriff’s detectives were called in to assist the local police as a “matter of resources, time and manpower. “Monrovia has often handled their own homicide investigations without the help of sheriffs,” he said. “They’re outstanding detectives, but in this case their department decided it would be appropriate to seek assistance.” Participants from the Relay for Life event sponsored by the American Cancer Society held that weekend in the park would possibly be among those interviewed in the course of the investigation. A notice on the American Cancer Society’s Web site alerted participants that the organization may be required to a provide a list of their names. Tony Pogosya, 47, owner of Tony’s Shoe Repair at 112 W. Lime St., across from the crime scene, said he’s never seen anything like the murder in his 18 years in business. “I have never heard of anything so stupid,” he said. Pogosya said the area was an active crime scene when he came to work that Sunday morning around 7 a.m. “I felt so bad. I tried to hug the victim’s sister,” he said. “We should try to understand each other and respect each other.” Meantime, Veronica Panuco, 24, Rostran’s live-in girlfriend, said she was struggling to come to terms with the young construction worker’s death. “We lived together with his mother so I’m used to seeing him every day and now he’s gone,” she said in a telephone interview. “I still can’t believe it.” Rostran’s mother is inconsolable, said Panuco. “She isn’t talking to anyone,” she said. “She’s just really mad.” Panuco said she went to Rostran’s viewing Monday at a local mortuary. There will be no funeral, she said. Anyone with information regarding the shooting should call sheriff’s homicide detectives at (323) 890-5500. email@example.com 626-578-6300, Ext. 4461 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
A RAPIST who subjected a 64-year-old woman to a sickening attack and is now on the run from the North has grown his hair and a beard in a effort to disguise his identity.Joseph McCabe, pictured in this PSNI photograph, has ‘completely changed’ his image.The warning was issued by local people in Burtonport and Dungloe where McCabe has been living for the past two weeks. However Donegal Daily can reveal that McCabe was in Glenties on Sunday and was stopped by gardai in Letterkenny last week.On the latter occasion gardai carried out a drugs search of the black audi car he was driving.He was with another wanted man – 18-year-old Casey Morgan – on both occasions.The PSNI have warned that both men should not be approached. McCabe was released from prison in the North earlier this year after serving seven years of a 14-year sentence for rape.He was released under license, meaning he had to register with police and sign the sex offenders register.He was given bail in the district court in Sligo last Saturday and has been told he must stay at an address in Dungloe.However he has been seen in the company of a number of well-known Dublin criminals.Friends from Belfast have also travelled to Donegal to stay with him as local people form themselves into small groups to patrol the area. “Tensions are running high because people are frightened,” said one local man who has attended several meetings on McCabe and Morgan.“The meetings did not involve gardai; they involved ordinary people who won’t sit back and allow these thugs to terrorise our communities.”His friend added: “People should be aware that he has changed his image from the official police picture of him.“His hair is black and he has grown this; he has also grown a goatie-style beard.” Under the terms of his bail McCabe is free to travel throughout Co Donegal, but must sign on at a Garda station once per day.It’s understood the PSNI are drawing up an arrest warrant to have him extradited back to Northern Ireland.RAPIST GROWS HAIR AND BEARD, SEEN IN GLENTIES AND LETTERKENNY was last modified: May 7th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:burtonportdungloejoseph mccabeRAPIST GROWS HAIR AND BEARDSEEN IN GLENTIES AND LETTERKENNY