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.
Emergency services are attending the scene of a collision at Coolboy outside Letterkenny this Friday morning. The two-vehicle collision between a tractor and van occurred at Blue Banks on the N56 Letterkenny/Kilmacrennan road after 7.30am.Gardai are at the scene diverting traffic and motorists are urged to follow the direction of authorities. Elsewhere, the N56 will be closed between Dunfanaghy and Falcarragh from 10am to 1pm today (9th) for the removal of an overturned vehicle. Local diversions will be in place, but HGVs will be diverted in Termon and Falcarragh to travel via the Back of Errigal (R251).Icy conditions are reported throughout Donegal and motorists are urged to take extreme care. Council gritters were deployed on major routes from 6am, but motorists should still slow down take care.Met Eireann’s status yellow snow-ice warning remains in place until 12noon today. Travel Alert: Road closed following morning crash was last modified: February 10th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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)
Drop a poison frog anywhere in its home range, and it can find the shortest way back to where it lives, according to a new study. This type of navigational ability is not common in amphibians, which are usually relatively sedentary. Poison frogs from the Amazon rainforest live among leaf litter on the forest floor, where they lay their eggs. Because tadpoles need water for development, parent frogs carry tadpoles on their backs to water-filled nurseries. The brilliant-thighed poison frog (Allobates femoralis, pictured) uses small puddles and pools on the ground. Males defend small territories about 15 m in diameter but have home ranges as large as 600 m in diameter. The researchers fitted the amphibians with tracking devices and dropped them more than 100 m from their homes. Frogs taken to a foreign territory appeared disoriented, but frogs dropped within their own home range made their way straight home using the most direct route, the team reports online today in Biology Letters. The animals spent no time learning landmarks along the way; they oriented themselves right at the start and took the shortest route. Water nurseries for tadpoles are temporary and widely spaced, which means parent frogs need an excellent map of their territories in order to drop off their offspring in the best ones, increasing their reproductive success. The journey away from home is also fraught with dangers, so a mental map is a huge advantage.
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