Jamaica Observer http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/ JamaicaObserver.com, the most concise and in-depth website for news coverage on Jamaica and the Caribbean. Updated daily 7 days a week, 24 hours a day en-us copyright Jamaica Observer, 2011 teenAGE BPL Matchday 15 predictions http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/teenage-BPL-Matchday-15-predictions Brian Pitter Every week we will predict four matches and our writers will give their predictions for the winner and the scoreline.<br /> <br /> One point is awarded for the correct winner and two points for the correct scoreline.<br /> <br /> This is the current table: <br /> <br /> Yakum &ndash; 36<br /> <br /> Trevann &ndash; 29<br /> <br /> Brian &ndash; 25<br /> <br /> Alexei &ndash; 20<br /> <br /> Join us and let us know your thoughts on our predictions as well as your own predictions.<br /> <br /> The predictions for this week are:<br /> <br /> Yakum's:<br /> <br /> Arsenal 3-1 Stoke City<br /> <br /> Chelsea 2-1 West Brom<br /> <br /> Manchester United 2-1 Tottenham<br /> <br /> Liverpool 3-1 West Ham<br /> <br /> Trevann&rsquo;s:<br /> <br /> Arsenal 2-1 Stoke City<br /> <br /> Chelsea 2-0 West Brom<br /> <br /> Manchester United 1-1 Tottenham<br /> <br /> Liverpool 3-2 West Ham<br /> <br /> Brian&rsquo;s:<br /> <br /> Arsenal 3-1 Stoke City<br /> <br /> Chelsea 3-0 West Brom<br /> <br /> Manchester United 2-1 Tottenham<br /> <br /> Liverpool 4-2 West Ham<br /> <br /> Alexei&rsquo;s:<br /> <br /> Arsenal 2-1 Stoke City<br /> <br /> Chelsea 4-0 West Brom<br /> <br /> Manchester United 1-1 Tottenham<br /> <br /> Liverpool 3-1 West Ham http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/11377439/jose_w300.jpg Teenage Friday, December 09, 2016 6:14 PM Louis Tomlinson's mother has passed away http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Louis-Tomlinson-s-mother-has-passed-away Charlene Buchanan Both the cancer diagnosis and her passing came as a shock to fans.<br /> <br /> Louis is set to perform his new single Just Hold On that was penned for his mother, on the X Factor finale tomorrow night as part of what is believed to be his mother's dying wish.<br /> <br /> "What do you do when a chapter ends? Do you close the book and never read it again?"<br /> <br /> Despite the deep, reflective lyrics and allusion to death Louis has managed to keep the Steve Aoki assisted track bouncy and dance-worthy.<br /> <br /> "It's not over until your dying breath."<br /> <br /> Rest In Peace Johannah. http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/12454628/171959_w300.jpg Teenage Friday, December 09, 2016 6:09 PM Taylor Swift and Zayn Malik collab on iTunes #1 hit http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Taylor-Swift-and-Zayn-Malik-collab-on-iTunes--1-hit Charlene Buchanan I Don't Wanna Live Forever features breathy Taylor Swift vocals and Zayn Malik falsettos as the two croon about not wanting to live forever because they'd just be in pain.<br /> <br /> The song flew to the top spot on iTunes in dozens of countries within hours of release and is the only music Taylor Swift has released (so far) since her 2014 chart topper titled 1989.<br /> <br /> Besides the fact that the song was a well-kept secret and a pleasant surprise for both fandoms, it is a little eyebrow raising to see role model, cookie-baker and all around do good-er Taylor Swift's name on a credit in a Fifty Shades of Grey movie. The song is part of the soundtrack for the upcoming Fifty Shades Darker movie. http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/13137910/215519__w300.jpg Teenage Friday, December 09, 2016 6:06 PM Nicki Minaj: The Empire http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Nicki-Minaj-the-Empire The game is called Nicki Minaj: The Empire and was developed with Glu Inc, the popular developer and publisher for smartphone and tablet games behind Kim Kardashian's and other celebrity game apps.<br /> <br /> Gamers can use this virtual reality to learn the ins and outs of being a mega star and performer, decorate their lavish virtual homes, host parties and use the in-app recording functions to rap on Nicki's tracks. Users can even rap with Minaj herself.<br /> <br /> Still need a reason to go download the game? The Black Barbies rapper has promised concert tickets and other prizes to high scorers, and you can rest assured she will be listening to the raps fans record as she has said, "I'm very excited to hear the raps my fans are going to upload. I know it's going to be fun, I know there are some people who are actually going to be good and that's also interesting and inspiring." http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/11522356/Nicki-Minaj_w300.jpg Teenage Friday, December 09, 2016 6:03 PM Gully Bop set to premier on 50 Cent&rsquo;s hit series Power http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Gully-Bop-set-to-premier-on-50-Cent-s-hit-series-Power Brian Pitter It seems as though the controversial artiste always finds a way to remain relevant in the eyes of the Jamaican people. His breakup with ex-fianc&eacute;e Shauna Chin stole all the headlines this time last year after that infamous &lsquo;padlock&rsquo; incident.<br /> <br /> Bop, who exemplifies a true rags to riches story, now seems set to embark upon a new stage in his career by seeking to make his acting debut.<br /> <br /> It was reported that during that meeting on Wednesday he met up with 50 Cent to sign the deal for his appearance. However, no official announcement has been made. http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/12346785/Gully-Bop_w300.jpg Teenage Friday, December 09, 2016 5:59 PM BPL Matchday 14 predictions http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/BPL-Matchday-14-predictions Every week we will predict four matches and our writers will give their predictions for the winner and the scoreline.<br /> <br /> One point is awarded for the correct winner and two points for the correct scoreline.<br /> <br /> This is the current table: <br /> <br /> Yakum &ndash; 33<br /> <br /> Trevann &ndash; 26<br /> <br /> Brian &ndash; 23<br /> <br /> Alexei &ndash; 19<br /> <br /> Join us and let us know your thoughts on our predictions as well as your own predictions.<br /> <br /> The predictions for this week are:<br /> <br /> Yakum's<br /> <br /> Manchester City 1-1 Chelsea<br /> <br /> West Ham 1-2 Arsenal<br /> <br /> Bournemouth 0-3 Liverpool<br /> <br /> Everton 1-1 Manchester United<br /> <br /> Alexei&rsquo;s:<br /> <br /> Manchester City 1-1 Chelsea<br /> <br /> West Ham 0-2 Arsenal<br /> <br /> Bournemouth 1-3 Liverpool<br /> <br /> Everton 1-2 Manchester United<br /> <br /> Trevann&rsquo;s:<br /> <br /> Manchester City 1-2 Chelsea<br /> <br /> West Ham 1-1 Arsenal<br /> <br /> Bournemouth 0-1 Liverpool<br /> <br /> Everton 1-1 Manchester United<br /> <br /> Brian&rsquo;s:<br /> <br /> Manchester City 2-3 Chelsea<br /> <br /> West Ham 3-1 Arsenal<br /> <br /> Bournemouth 0-2 Liverpool<br /> <br /> Everton 2-2 Manchester United http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/13338045/233116_r400_w300.jpg Teenage Friday, December 02, 2016 7:41 AM Jamaican 'EducaTours' impress at Obama business mentorship programme http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Jamaican--EducaTours--impress-at-Obama-mentorship-programme THREE Jamaicans were among 21 entrepreneurs to make the final cut of the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative.<br /> <br /> Initiated by US President Barack Obama, the YLAI is a fellowship where young business leaders across the region and throughout Latin America were mentored by companies in their industries of interest throughout the US. After mentorship, there is a pitch competition for the fellows in each state, and the winners would go head-to-head in the finals in Washington DC. <br /> <br /> Of the eight Jamaicans who formed part of the cohort of 250 fellows this year, three emerged as winners: Patria Kay Aarons, Renee Stewart and Kadeem Pet-Grave.<br /> <br /> teenAGE caught up with Pet-Grave, whose EducaTours won him the state final in Miami.<br /> <br /> Pet-Grave, whose business provides innovative field trips to schools, said that it was his passion and the relevance of his business that made him a winner. <br /> <br /> &ldquo;I went up with a passion. The judges were saying they liked how I delivered and the connection between me and the audience. Also, the need was evident because field trips are basically dead in the US,&rdquo; he told teenAGE.<br /> <br /> Among the many benefits they garnered, Pet-Grave noted that they now have learnt significantly more about their various industries and took advantage of networking opportunities.<br /> <br /> &ldquo;I think we got validation. As well as we got access to a lot of resources,&rdquo; he said.<br /> <br /> Though the finals were held in Washington DC recently and none of the Jamaicans made it to the top three, the fellowship isn&rsquo;t over. The winners are tasked to complete action plans for their businesses and will be working together on a project on the island. He also said that he is now deciding when he will return to Miami to take up a partnership offer, as all the fellows should be working on partnerships at this time. <br /> <br /> Based on his experience in the YLAI programme, Pet-Grave encourages young entrepreneurs to be agile, or quick, understand diversity and differences and most importantly, tell their story or be true to themselves.<br /> <br /> To learn more from all eight Jamaican fellows, teenAGErs can attend their Digital Housing event on Wednesday at Eden Gardens in Kingston between 10am and 4pm, by registering free at www.digitalhousing.info. http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/13465382/EducaTours1_w300.jpg http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/13465383/EducaTours2_w300.jpg Teenage Tuesday, November 29, 2016 12:00 AM teenAGE BPL Matchday 13 predictions http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/teenAGE-BPL-Matchday-13-predictions One point is awarded for the correct winner and two points for the correct scoreline.<br /> <br /> This is the current table: <br /> <br /> Yakum - 30<br /> <br /> Trevann - 22<br /> <br /> Brian - 20<br /> <br /> Alexei - 15<br /> <br /> Join us and let us know your thoughts on our predictions as well as your own predictions.<br /> <br /> The predictions for this week are:<br /> <br /> Brian&rsquo;s:<br /> <br /> Liverpool 3-1 Sunderland<br /> <br /> Chelsea 2-0 Tottenham<br /> <br /> Arsenal 2-1 Bournemouth<br /> <br /> Manchester United 3-1 West Ham<br /> <br /> Trevann&rsquo;s:<br /> <br /> Liverpool 2-1 Sunderland<br /> <br /> Chelsea 2-0 Tottenham<br /> <br /> Arsenal 2-0 Bournemouth<br /> <br /> Manchester United 1-1 West Ham<br /> <br /> Alexei&rsquo;s:<br /> <br /> Liverpool 3-0 Sunderland<br /> <br /> Chelsea 2-1 Tottenham<br /> <br /> Arsenal 3-0 Bournemouth<br /> <br /> Manchester United 2-1 West Ham<br /> <br /> Yakum's: <br /> <br /> Liverpool 2-0 Sunderland<br /> <br /> Chelsea 1-1 Tottenham<br /> <br /> Arsenal 0-0 Bournemouth<br /> <br /> Manchester United 1-1 West Ham http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/11651506/000_Par8136536_w300.jpg Teenage Friday, November 25, 2016 12:39 PM #AlbumReview: DNCE http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/DNCE---Album-Review Lee-Ann Smith Most, if not all the songs carry the same pop funk vibe, with clapping, guitar riffs and shouting back-up vocals along with cheeky innuendos and suggestive connotations, but nothing over the top that the public isn't used to or won't be able to handle.<br /> <br /> Aside from Cake By The Ocean, Toothbrush and Pay My Bills which were all featured on their EP, standouts include Doctor You which has an intro that is literally identical to that of Cake By The Ocean. Being that they are so much alike, Doctor You may very well receive acclaim similar to Cake By The Ocean.<br /> <br /> Blown is another noteworthy track that is cleverly crafted, having the same features as the others, but with a 50s feel and a modern twist on it. What makes Blown different from the others is that the bridge is rapped by Kent Jones. This should allow the track good airplay, but it doesn't necessarily have to turn into a smash hit.<br /> <br /> Good Day is very positive and can possibly be of help on those not-so-sunny days that we all have.<br /> <br /> Naked is arguably the most suggestive of them all, as Joe shamelessness expresses that he wants to "be naked with you" with "clothes on the floor and a sock on the door." Go figure.<br /> <br /> Overall, the band has proven themselves as more than two hit wonders, but has somewhat put themselves in a box as the album lacks diversity and may only be of interest to their previous fans and other pop funk or EDM lovers. http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/13459422/DNCE_w300.jpg Teenage Friday, November 25, 2016 12:31 PM Wolmer's BBQ a success http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Wolmer-s-BBQ-a-success Brian Pitter, Photos: Isaac Graham Pictures from the event may be viewed on our Facebook page. <br /> <br /> The fact that Wolmer&rsquo;s has done extremely well in other areas as well, specifically football, contributed significantly to the hype and aura of the event and the BBQ was a good way to end what was fairly a successful night for the institution as their football team had just defeated rivals KC to advance to the finals of the Manning Cup.<br /> <br /> The night got off to a good start as excited patrons and incoming teens were greeted by host Di Heslop who kept the vybz going during the pre-party segment with lots of credit giveaways and with help from DJ Kevy who kept the ever increasing crowd anticipating what was to come.<br /> <br /> As it is every year, the lines to get food were long but moved rapidly as the PTA did well to distribute the tasty meals to the hungry patrons before they delved into a night of dancing and singing. Other refreshments on the night included Smirnoff Ice, Malta, Rum Cream and other flavoured drinks.<br /> <br /> While eating, the crowd was treated to a beautiful presentation by 12-year-old JCDC contestant Simona Saure from Ardenne High School, who sang renditions of Bob Marley&rsquo;s Redemption song and Many Rivers to cross. <br /> <br /> DJ Kashmatic then took to the stage as more juggling ensued and more persons filled the venue.<br /> <br /> A dance off between Born Stunners and Ice Kings was another item that got the crowd crazy! The females especially, loved as the male dance troops displayed their silky moves and brilliant choreography.  <br /> <br /> Di Heslop soon gave way to Yanique &lsquo;the Curvy Diva&rsquo; who was the MC for the remainder of the night.<br /> <br /> The highly anticipated artiste segment arrived and featured performers such as Kevin Downswell, who, though perhaps not his type of crowd, was able to get vocals from the audience with his hit songs Already Done, If It&rsquo;s Not You and You make me Stronger. Other artistes such as Big Pop from Magnum Kings and Queens and the &lsquo;Breadfruit King&rsquo; himself Chi Ching Ching brought the crowd raving.<br /> <br /> New artiste on the block Shenseea also received a good reception from the patrons, perhaps not from the parents who were visibly made uncomfortable by her performance but definitely from the younger listeners that were present who were seen raving to her hit songs Jiggle Jiggle and Loodi.<br /> <br /> However, perhaps the best performance on the night would have to go down to the &lsquo;Princess of Dancehall&rsquo; and Wolmerian Tifa, who was really loved and well-received by all in the audience.<br /> <br /> Other than performing her hit singles, she encouraged all the females present to focus on their education first and spoke highly of female empowerment.<br /> <br /> The party segment was the highlight of the BBQ and reached its peak in the early hours of the morning when DJs Chromatic, Russbuss, Mac, Kashmatic and Jam Jam brought out their best mixes and turned the party upside down! <br /> <br /> The atmosphere was riveting, everyone was dancing and no one wanted to leave when two o&rsquo;clock came.<br /> <br /> All in all, it was a good event, one of the best in years and one which will surely boast well to encourage even more persons to turn out next year. http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/13459417/Wolmers-BBq_w300.jpg Teenage Friday, November 25, 2016 12:13 PM teenAGE BPL Matchday 12 predictions http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/teenAGE-BPL-Matchday-12-predictions Every week we will predict four matches and our writers will give their predictions for the winner and the scoreline.<br /> <br /> One point is awarded for the correct winner and two points for the correct scoreline.<br /> <br /> This is the current table:<br /> <br /> 1. Yakum &ndash; 28<br /> <br /> 2. Trevann &ndash; 19<br /> <br /> 3. Brian &ndash; 17<br /> <br /> 4. Alexei &ndash; 14<br /> <br /> Join us and let us know your thoughts on our predictions as well as your own predictions.<br /> <br /> The predictions for this week are:<br /> <br /> Yakum&rsquo;s:<br /> <br /> Manchester United 2-1 Arsenal<br /> <br /> Crystal Palace 0-3 Manchester City<br /> <br /> Southampton 1-3 Liverpool<br /> <br /> Middlesbrough 0-2 Chelsea<br /> <br /> Trevann&rsquo;s:<br /> <br /> Manchester United 2-1 Arsenal<br /> <br /> Crystal Palace 1-2 Manchester City<br /> <br /> Southampton 1-4 Liverpool<br /> <br /> Middlesbrough 0-2 Chelsea<br /> <br /> Brian&rsquo;s:<br /> <br /> Manchester United 2-1 Arsenal<br /> <br /> Crystal Palace 1-2 Manchester City<br /> <br /> Southampton 2-1 Liverpool<br /> <br /> Middlesbrough 1-3 Chelsea<br /> <br /> Alexei&rsquo;s:<br /> <br /> Manchester United 2-1 Arsenal<br /> <br /> Crystal Palace 0-2 Manchester City<br /> <br /> Southampton 1-3 Liverpool<br /> <br /> Middlesbrough 0-3 Chelsea http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/13443673/Man-U-v-Arsenal_w300.jpg Teenage Friday, November 18, 2016 2:00 PM Ministry of Education hosts round-table talk with corporate area students  http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Ministry-of-Education-hosts-roundtable-talk-with-students-from-various-schools The initiative serves to give budding entrepreneurs the opportunity to meet and garner knowledge from successful business people, be able to ask questions and get direct feedback as they venture on their own entrepreneurial journey.  Members from the programme listened keenly as Garth Walker shared his story and words of wisdom.<br /> <br /> He spoke about how he got started in business, and made mention of his businesses, CME and Adam & Eve but his main focus was BATV Business Access. <br /> <br /> He outlined some of the steps to follow:<br /> <br /> 1. Be passionate about what you're doing. <br /> <br /> You have to love what you do. You must be determined and prepared to persevere. Most of all trust your instincts.<br /> <br /> 2. Make a plan <br /> <br /> There is no rush, think about what you want to do. Keep an idea journal and map out your steps. <br /> <br /> 3. Learn from others.<br /> <br /> Successful entrepreneurs often worked for others in their field of choice before striking out on their own. Spending a few years in the industry under an excellent mentor will provide a good launching pad. <br /> <br /> 4. Sell your idea<br /> <br /> Be able to properly pitch your idea so that others will buy into your dream.<br /> <br /> 5. Constantly take action.<br /> <br /> Entrepreneurs are movers and shakers. They can&rsquo;t afford to analyze every detail or they&rsquo;d never get anywhere. There is no place for procrastination in a startup. It&rsquo;s a 24/7, no-vacation-or-sick-days kind of job that demands constant forward momentum. <br /> <br /> 6. Research<br /> <br /> Take in the wealth of knowledge that&rsquo;s been provided by successful entrepreneurs. Read up about the success stories of others.<br /> <br /> 7. Build a reputation<br /> <br /> Your reputation is very important. Build and maintain a good reputation. <br /> <br /> 8. ?There is no time limit on your dreams<br /> <br /> Many successful entrepreneurs started out late in life. Life experiences bring depth that the most educated young adult, by his or her nature, is less able to foresee.<br /> <br /> 9. Surround yourself with the right people.<br /> <br /> Finding the skill sets and attitudes that support the culture of the brand you want to promote will foster innovation and enhance your reputation. Include people you can rely on.<br /> <br /> 10. Have a good attitude<br /> <br /> The attitude of the founder will set the tone for the business. Negativity, laziness and entitlement waste time and money while they tarnish your reputation. Success largely depends on making mistakes and accepting blame in stride.  http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/13443667/Garth-Walker_w300.jpg Teenage Friday, November 18, 2016 1:56 PM ISSA/FLOW Manning Cup semifinal preview   http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/ISSA-FLOW-Manning-Cup-semifinal-preview Brian Pitter, Photo: Isaac Graham Holy Trinity advanced out of Group H with six points, defeating the much fancied Excelsior in the final match in the group to book their spot in the semifinals. Their opponents Jamaica College had little trouble advancing from their group, winning three games from three, including a 6-0 demolition of Denham Town and a tight 1-0 win against St Jago in the last fixture at the Constant Spring football field. <br /> <br /> Wolmer&rsquo;s and Kingston College will meet for the third and last time this season, with the teams tied 1-1 for the season. KC&rsquo;s group proved to be the most difficult of them, with all four teams going into the final match with only two points. However, KC was able to advance with five points, the same amount as Charlie Smith who finished second. The North Street based institution had the better goal difference in the end and managed to seal their semifinal spot with just two more goals than their counterparts.<br /> <br /> Wolmer&rsquo;s Boys&rsquo; was the only other team to attain a perfect record throughout the second round in a group that included the likes of St. Georges, St. Catherine and Haile Selassie. The boys from Heroes Circle continue to look impressive, having scored 6 goals in the 3 matches as well as conceding none.<br /> <br /> Who will lift the 2016 Manning Cup trophy? At the moment, both Jamaica College and Wolmer&rsquo;s look set to repeat the 2013 classic final when the latter gave up a 2-1 lead to allow a resilient JC team to claim the victory. <br /> <br /> One thing is for sure, the semifinal matchups tomorrow promise to be both enthralling encounters.<br /> <br /> Both matches will be played at the National Stadium with Holy Trinity vs. Jamaica College at 4pm and Kingston College vs Wolmer&rsquo;s at 6pm. http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/13358362/KCvWolmer-s1_w300.jpg Teenage Friday, November 18, 2016 1:50 PM Wolmer&rsquo;s captain Jahwani Hinds believes team can win more titles this season http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Wolmer-s-captain-Jahwani-Hinds-believes-team-can-win-more-titles-this-season Brian Pitter Captain of the team, Jahwani Hinds (centre in picture above), states that the squad is ready and the celebrations of the Super Cup win is already behind them and they are now focused on the semifinal matchup against Kingston College on Saturday, November 19.<br /> <br /> &ldquo;We have what it takes to go all the way,&rdquo; the commanding defender stated. &ldquo;The team is more confident than ever so yes I think we can achieve the Manning Cup title as well this season.&rdquo;<br /> <br /> If the team is successful in doing so and go on to win the Olivier Shield (match played between the winners of the DaCosta Cup and the Manning Cup), it would make Hinds the most successful captain in the history of Wolmer&rsquo;s since 1971, when that team won the treble, winning the Manning Cup, Walker Cup and Olivier Shield.<br /> <br /> &ldquo;That would be a great feeling for me personally, knowing that I&rsquo;ve helped the team to reach this far.&rdquo;<br /> <br /> Though they are currently unable to defend their Walker Cup title, Wolmer&rsquo;s can still end the season with three prestigious trophies. Hinds places much of the success the team has had on coach Vassell Reynolds, who he states has been a very inspirational figure to both him and the other members of the team.<br /> <br /> &ldquo;He&rsquo;s not only been a coach but a teacher to us as well. He&rsquo;s a good man-manager and he&rsquo;s always helping us in whatever way he can.&rdquo;<br /> <br /> The ever-enthusiastic Reynolds is in his second full season as head coach of the team and has already led the school to two major trophies.<br /> <br /> As the school&rsquo;s principal stated on Monday in the post-Super Cup celebrations, the job is not yet finished and that means the team will now have to continue their amazing form when they take on rivals Kingston College for a third time this season,<br /> <br /> The previous two matches have seen the spoils shared, where the maroon and gold were defeated on penalties in the Walker Cup quarterfinals but avenged that defeat in the second round of the FLOW Super Cup by beating the Ludlow Bernard coached team 1-0 courtesy of a penalty by star striker Alphonso Gooden.<br /> <br /> According to Hinds, the mentality of the team remains the same, however given the name of the opposition, this will be more than just a Manning Cup semifinal fixture. <br /> <br /> &ldquo;We want to accomplish two things and those are to attain bragging rights, as the scores are even between the teams this season and winning this one would give Wolmer&rsquo;s the edge and we want to advance to the finals of the competition.&rdquo;<br /> <br /> If the Wolmerians do advance, they would be one step closer in achieving their first Manning Cup title since 1994, where a 14-year-old Ricardo &lsquo;Bibi&rsquo; Gardner led the team to a memorable season finale.  http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/13443653/Jahwani-Hinds_w300.jpg Teenage Friday, November 18, 2016 12:19 PM Wolmer&rsquo;s Boys to host annual BBQ this Saturday http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Wolmer-s-Boys-to-host-annual-BBQ-this-Saturday The venue for the BBQ will be at Mass Camp and the gates are expected to open at 5pm.<br /> <br /> The Wolmerian faithful never disappoints and this year is expected to be another memorable occasion, with the theme being &lsquo;Tropical Escape&rsquo; and artistes such as Chi Ching Ching, Tifa and Razor B are expected to perform. <br /> <br /> The ravishing Yanique &lsquo;the Curvy Diva&rsquo; will be the MC on the night and will be complemented by Di Heslop and Duffy, who will also be hosting various segments. <br /> <br /> The chromatic group is expected to be the headliners for the party segment with Wolmer&rsquo;s old boy and internationally renowned DJ Creep being one of the main attractions. Other notable DJs include Flabba Dabba, DJ Russ Buss, DJ Kevy and DJ Rico.<br /> <br /> teenAGE is told special features of the event this year include a sixth form lounge, a games room with new virtual reality, and an El-Shaddai taxi service which will be on site to provide transportation from the venue. <br /> <br /> Tickets are $1500 presold and $2000 at the gate. They are being sold by Wolmer&rsquo;s sixth formers, PTA executive members and at the Bursar&rsquo;s office on the school grounds. http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/13444671/WMBBQ-pic_w300.jpg Teenage Thursday, November 17, 2016 10:25 PM Miley Cyrus' little sister Noah has a song http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Miley-Cyrus--little-sister-Noah-has-a-song Miley Cyrus Sounding a little bit like raspy, old-school Miley, the brunette sings about a toxic kind of love alongside singer-songwriter and producer Labrinth. "I never needed you like I do right now / I never hated you like I do right now / 'Cause all you ever do is make me [cry]"<br /> <br /> She uploaded the video to her YouTube channel early Tuesday morning and the video serves as a sort of flipbook between old photos of her and her famous family members as well as a peek at cover art for the single. <br /> <br /> Though Make Me (Cry) is Cyrus' debut single this isn't her first professional recording. Way back in 2009 she recorded a song with Frankie Jonas (little brother to Kevin, Joe and Nick Jonas) for a children's movie Ponyo.<br /> <br /> Earlier this year in an interview with Paper Magazine, the budding singer reminisced about her dad Billy Ray Cyrus teaching her to harmonise to one of his old songs and him having her sing while he played guitar.<br /> <br /> With Billy Ray Cyrus for a dad, Miley Cyrus for a sister and backing vocalist and guitarist Trace Cyrus for a brother, it seems music runs in the family. http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/10759941/miley_cyrus2_w300.jpg Teenage Thursday, November 17, 2016 6:40 PM International Student's Day 2016 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/International-Student-s-Day-2016 Isheba Cornwall            When asked the question &lsquo;Why do you think International Student&rsquo;s Day is important?&rsquo;, NSSC&rsquo;s Region 1 (Kingston and St Andrew) vice president Ewan Burey told teenAGE that, &ldquo;International Student&rsquo;s Day isn&rsquo;t something that people should acknowledge for acknowledgement sake. It was through these students that awareness grew for the need of quality education that most students enjoy now.&rdquo; The Wolmer&rsquo;s Boys student continued on to say. &ldquo;Some people say that true change is only brought about through struggle and these students have bared this struggle for us all. They are true advocates and quite frankly as a youth leader, but even before so as a student, I believe that it is absolutely necessary that we pay homage to these students in celebration of this day&rdquo;.<br /> <br />             The National Secondary Student&rsquo;s Council, whose main aim is to advocate on the behalf of students to have their rights upheld, Region 4 (St James, Hanover, Westmoreland) will be hosting a commemoration service at Cornwall College on November 17, 2016. The NSSC will also have a photo competition in which schools are encouraged to send a picture to nsscja@gmail.com expressing how students can be peacemakers within the school community- the school with the most likes on Instagram combined with points for creativity and clear expression of the theme will win the competition. Along with those activities, they will also be hosting &lsquo;Twitter Town Hall&rsquo;, an online discussion surrounding the theme &lsquo;Promoting Safety and Security; students making piece a priority&rsquo;. You can get involved by utilizing the hastags #ISDJA2016 #NSSCJA.<br /> <br /> For more information visit: Facebook - NSSC Jamaica,  Instagram - nssc_ja http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/13441758/NSSC-Logo_w445_w300.jpg Teenage Thursday, November 17, 2016 6:34 PM #LeggoCareer: A movement http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Leggo-Career--A-movement Fredrika Gordon "Leggo career". <br /> <br /> The phrase which recently found new prominence on social media, has blossomed into a genuine movement, pushing young people to achieve their best self.  <br /> <br /> At the heart of that is Kirk Douglas and Hakeem Bryan. Both have made waves on social media with their hashtag #leggocareer2016 - under which young people posted various achievements amid their respective challenges. The two final year students at the University of the West Indies (UWI) stated that 'Leggo Career' is a movement aimed at promoting and exposing young artists and entrepreneurs to the wider public in effort to promote networking opportunities.<br /> <br /> 'Leggo Career' started out as a simple slang used by the two on social media and in their everyday life. Fueled by their drive to be successful, Douglas and Bryan realised that 'leggo career' could be more than a slang, but a movement which would help others to achieve their goals. <br /> <br /> In keeping with their mission, the dynamic duo partnered with an artist, Shaundel Campbell to host an art show &ldquo;Imprint&rdquo;, which showcased young Jamaican talents. Bryan declared that art and expression are critical to their brand as their vision includes the promotion of cultural identity as there is great emphasis on European and North American influences but often blatant disregard for Brand Jamaica.  The two hope to branch out in digital marketing, content creation, ad creation, social media management services and event coverage for cultural events as they seek to modernize Jamaica&rsquo;s media industry.<br /> <br /> Both gentlemen have shared that they were not always this confident, they did not always believe that their careers would &ldquo;leggo&rdquo;. Hakeem reminisced that in fifth form he was told by teachers that he &ldquo;wouldn&rsquo;t amount to anything&rdquo; and was considered an outcast. Subsequently he labelled himself negatively. It has been since this year that he has begun to believe in himself and his future. Becoming a panelist on Talk Up Yout Season 6 has also given him a platform to speak about issues facing him and other youths. He has decided to become a symbol of change through this movement while working on the University of the West Indies Guild Publications Committee to develop his media talents. Douglas, too, was told the same things by his teacher up until he transferred schools to enroll in a sixth form program. He credits his sixth form experience at Charlie Mount High School for his new outlook on life as it allowed him to realize that conforming did not necessarily equate to success. He joined the quiz team and was made captain within two months. He admits that it is hard to persevere amid discouragement, a crucial reason for their encouragement of fellow youngsters. <br /> <br /> They have received positive feedback not only from other young persons on social media; they have been commended by members of the public and private sector and are now under the tutelage of Gordon Swaby, the founder of EduFocal Limited. <br /> <br /> The two do not view the fact that the name of their brand and movement is spoken in Jamaican creole as limiting, but see it as a tool to appeal to the masses they hope to reach. <br /> <br /> In the words of Bryan: &ldquo;the talent is strong, the art is strong, the brand is strong&rdquo;. <br /> <br /> http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/13433443/Leggo-Career_w300.jpg http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/13433453/Bryan-and-Douglas_w300.jpg Teenage Tuesday, November 15, 2016 12:00 AM Ryan Gentles &mdash; 20-year-old photographer on the rise http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Ryan-Gentles---20-year-old-photographer-on-the-rise Charlene Buchanan Ryan is 20 years old and is a student at the Caribbean School of Architecture. He is also the Senior Editor at Anticipate Magazine - a beauty and fashion magazine that serves as a platform for photographers, models, clothing designers, jewelry designers, and makeup artists alike to be featured and have their craft featured.<br /> <br /> Read what he had to say after some teenAGE Casual Questions (TCQs):<br /> <br /> If you could have any super power what would it be?<br /> <br /> I'd want to be able to fly. We spend pretty much all our lives on the ground, so it would be cool to have a change of view whenever I wanted. <br /> <br /> What's the most trouble you've ever been in with your parents?<br /> <br /> I really haven't been in any major trouble. But something like forgetting to wash the dishes before my parents get home has been a bit of a recurring problem. <br /> <br /> What's the most teenAGE thing you do on a daily basis?<br /> <br /> Scrolling down my Instagram feed.<br /> <br /> Which of these kids were you in high school: the popular kid, the nerd or just a part of the crowd?<br /> <br /> Hmmm, if those three things were fused into one, that would be me. [I'd say I'm] a healthy mix of each with a touch of leadership qualities as well. <br /> <br /> Why did you choose photography?<br /> <br /> I didn't set out wanting to do photography initially. My cousin who I'm very close to had an interest in it and I just tagged along at first. Soon it grew from a mere hobby to a passion.<br /> <br /> What's your favourite type of photography?<br /> <br /> My favorite genre or type of photography would have to be headshot or portrait photography. I find these types of images to be very captivating and surreal, especially when the viewer is drawn into the photo by the eyes of the subject.<br /> <br /> With the rise of the digital camera and the camera phone, anyone can take a photo, but does that make everyone a photographer in your opinion?<br /> <br /> In light of developments in the digital age, anyone can take a nice photo. However just as how a professional athlete differs from a casual runner in that they have had to put in time and practice to attain a level of prowess, so it is with a photographer and simply someone taking a picture. <br /> <br /> What do you think sets you apart from other photographers?<br /> <br /> My ability to switch between different styles and genres is a distinguishing factor. I try to keep it fresh for every shoot and approach each with a different creative vision. <br /> <br /> What goes into the photography process? Surely it isn't as simple as one click?<br /> <br /> Quite often the process starts even before the first click. This may include planning things like location for the shoot, possible wardrobe choices or even the type of makeup. After the "click" then the post-production part of the process starts. The type of shoot or the intended usage of the images would dictate how extensive this process is.<br /> <br /> There's got to be a reason our photos don't turn out as great as they totally should. What are we doing wrong?<br /> <br /> Well, if you're simply using the camera on your phone then that may be the first reason. But aside from that there are other ingredients that help to make a great capture. Things such as composition, use of light, lens choice and location are a few. Finally there is work done while editing the raw images that helps to bring off the feel that you wanted to portray; the Valencia filter on Instagram isn't always the best fit.<br /> <br /> Any advice for up and comers?<br /> <br /> Shoot! Shoot! Shoot! And shoot some more. The only way you will improve is through practice. Also, if you favor a certain genre of photography then look at the work of professionals in that genre and try to pick out what elements make their work unique. Never be afraid to ask questions and NEVER be afraid of making mistakes. It's part of the learning process. <br /> <br /> Here are a couple of his photos:<br /> <br /> You can check out more of Ryan's work on Instagram: @rg_photog, or look at his website: https://500px.com/ryangentles http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/13426322/Ryan-Gentles_w300.jpg Teenage Friday, November 11, 2016 2:52 PM PHOTOS &mdash; FLOW Super Cup semis http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/PHOTOS---FLOW-Super-Cup-semi-finals Isaac Graham Leading the charge for Cornwall was Aiden Jokomba with his goal in the 26th-minute. Sealing the deal for them with his second hat-trick this season was Jourdaine Fletcher with goals in the 59th, 62nd and 89th minutes. Shemar Hunter (36th) and Captain Creggton Charlton (40th) were the scorers for Clarendon College.<br /> <br /> After being knocked out of the Walker Cup Competition, Wolmer's Boys have booked themselves a spot in the ISSA-FLOW Super Cup final following their win against St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) yesterday at Sabina Park. Wolmer&rsquo;s defeated STETHS 6-5 on penalties after a 1-1 regulation time and extra time draw.<br /> <br /> Wolmer&rsquo;s got an early lead thanks to a clinical 15th-minute penalty by Alfonso Gooden, however, Demar James gave STETHS hope of of a last gasp win with his goal in the 87th-minute, sending the game into extra time, followed by the dreaded penalty shootout.<br /> <br /> Wolmerian and Jamaica U-20 player, Jahwahni Hinds, clinched the win for Wolmer&rsquo;s by scoring the deciding penalty.<br /> <br /> This will be the first time that both Wolmer&rsquo;s and Cornwall College are in the finals of the Super Cup, however, it will also be the first time that a school from the DaCosta Cup will have made it to the finals. <br /> <br /> Will Wolmer&rsquo;s win the title for the &ldquo;town schools&rdquo; or will it be Cornwall College from the &ldquo;country schools&rdquo; coming out as the victors? Find out on November 12 as both schools go to do battle in the &ldquo;Champions League of Schoolboy Football&rdquo;.<br /> <br /> Photos: Isaac Graham http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/13415813/Clarendon-Cornwall2_w300.jpg http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/13415826/Clarendon-Cornwall1_w300.jpg http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/13415838/Clarendon-Cornwall3_w300.jpg http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/13415844/Wolmers-STETHS1_w300.jpg http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/13415851/Wolmers-STETHS2_w300.jpg http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/13415859/Super-Cup-dancers_w300.jpg Teenage Monday, November 07, 2016 3:18 PM #ManningCupRoundup: Second round coming to an end http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/manning-cup-roundup-110716 Brian Pitter Both St Georges and Kingston College, two of the pre-season favourites to win the title this, suffered setbacks as STGC were humbled 2-0 by Wolmer&rsquo;s in Group K while the purple and white were held to a second consecutive draw, this time away to Charlie Smith.<br /> <br /> With only one team being able to advance to the semi finals of the competition, Wolmer&rsquo;s sit atop in &lsquo;the group of death&rsquo; with six points, needing only a draw in their remaining fixture against Haile Selassie to progress. For Neville Bell and his team, they will have to beat St Catherine by seven goals and hope the Wolmerians succumb to a defeat.<br /> <br /> KC on the other hand, sit in third position in group J but the other teams, STATHS, Charlie Smith and Bridgeport, have also drawn their opening two matches which makes the top spot coming into the final fixtures anyone&rsquo;s to lose.<br /> <br /> Elsewhere, in Group I, Jamaica College will seal their place in the semifinals of the Manning Cup if they avoid defeat away to St. Jago. Hydel, who sit on three points, will hope a win in their encounter against Denham Town will be enough but know that their only way of advancing lies in the hands of the Spanish Town based institution to pull off an upset against the defending champions.<br /> <br /> In group H, Jonathan Grant reignited their hopes of achieving a semifinal spot when they clipped Holy Trinity 1-0 in last week&rsquo;s crucial match-up. <br /> <br /> The group is now wide open as leaders Excelsior sit atop with four points while Grant and Trinity are levelled on threepoints and a beleaguered Camperdown on one point. However, top spot is still anyone&rsquo;s to claim and will be hotly contested for when Excelsior take on Holy Trinity and Camperdown host Jonathan Grant. http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/13407075/238891__w300.jpg Teenage Monday, November 07, 2016 2:55 PM teenAGE Super Cup team of the week &ndash; Semifinal (Round 3) http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/teenAGE-Super-Cup-team-of-the-week---Semifinal--Round-3- Brian Pitter, Photo: Isaac Graham Shemar Jemison &ndash; Wolmer&rsquo;s Boys<br /> <br /> Nothing more can be said about this Wolmerian that would convince you that his future is definitely bright in the sport. He was forced to work a little harder in this match against STETHS than he was in the previous encounter with KC however, Jemison was on hand to display his class and composure whenever he was called upon. His key penalty save from Javoney Brown in the second half turned out to be important as the DaCosta Cup team eventually equalized in the 87th minute. With penalty kicks being the fortuitous deciding factor, Jemison, as the renowned shot stopper he is known to be, saved two kicks to help his team progress to their first ever FLOW Super Cup finals.  <br /> <br /> Tajay Anderson &ndash; Wolmer&rsquo;s Boys<br /> <br /> The second of four Wolmerians to be included in this week&rsquo;s lineup, Anderson was superb at right back. The entire defensive unit of the Vassel Reynolds coached team was magnificent but Anderson stood out especially because he was able to consistently break up STETHS&rsquo; play and was excellent when it came on to distributing the ball from defence. He has been exceptional in this the latter stages of the season and will need to be once again when his team faces a formidable Cornwall College attack in Saturday&rsquo;s final.<br /> <br /> Chris-Andrew Dixon &ndash; St. Elizabeth Technical<br /> <br /> Dixon, as captain, prevented the opposition from going further within the 90 minutes and helped his team to a respectable 1-1 draw throughout extra time. He was perhaps one of the few shinning lights in the St. Elizabeth Technical football team&rsquo;s defeat to Wolmer&rsquo;s, however his perseverance and leadership almost paid off in the end as he saw his team lose 6-5 in a pulsating penalty shootout.<br /> <br /> Jahwani Hinds &ndash; Wolmer&rsquo;s Boys<br /> <br /> Captain, leader, match winner, Hinds&rsquo; thunderous penalty kick straight down the middle of the goal sent Wolmer&rsquo;s fans everywhere into a state of utter euphoria as that strike sent his team within touching distance of a first ever Super Cup title. The big centre back hardly let anything past him during the game and was a major obstacle to STETHS&rsquo; constant attempts to silence the maroon and gold. Hinds however, will be looking forward to become the first Wolmer&rsquo;s captain to lift a major trophy other than the Walker Cup in twenty two years, if his team wins on Saturday.<br /> <br /> Creggton Charlton &ndash; Clarendon College<br /> <br /> No one can deny that Charlton has been one of the best players this season and has showcased a level of playing that is sometimes above what we normally see at the schoolboy level. He was once again excellent on Saturday but proves testament to the belief that one man cannot carry a team. Though he struck a superbly hit 25-yard free kick to pull his team 2-1 ahead, Clarendon College eventually lost the game 4-2 and Charlton was left ruing what might have been.<br /> <br /> Aiden Jakomba &ndash; Cornwall College<br /> <br /> Jokomba&rsquo;s opener against a heavily fancied Clarendon College team was a stunner that signaled the early intentions of the &lsquo;original CC&rsquo; team. Jokomba&rsquo;s goal was not the only brilliance he displayed, he was also effective by creating chances for his team and starting several attacks especially when Cornwall went 2-1 down. They showed a resilient attitude and displayed exactly why they have been unbeaten all season. <br /> <br /> Peter-Lee Vassel &ndash; Cornwall College<br /> <br /> Vassel was once again a key figure in midfield for Dean Weatherly and his team. He was everywhere and that was a true testament to his stamina and his overall involvement to the team&rsquo;s amazing come from behind victory. His key passing proved too much for the Clarendon team as well as his pace and trickery which he used to elude his opposing defenders.<br /> <br /> Devon Hunter &ndash; Clarendon College<br /> <br /> Aside from captain Creggton Charlton, Hunter was perhaps the only other standout in the CC team. His stunning long range effort just outside the 18-yard box which leveled the scores at 1-1 was unfortunately too little to help his team progress into the finals. However, he was a constant menace to the Cornwall defence, even when the results looked sealed and confirmed he was still trying to rattle the opposition while many of his teammates had seemingly given up.<br /> <br /> Yonnick Elliot &ndash; Wolmer&rsquo;s Boys<br /> <br /> Elliot is one of the many new additions to the Wolmer&rsquo;s team this season and begun his campaign off to a relatively dismal start. However, in recent matches, his true potential has been gradually introduced to the Wolmer&rsquo;s faithful and he is now one of the main starters in midfield. He has the unique ability to dazzle a defender and run past him with a turn off pace that will leave his markers bewildered. This was exhibited in the early stages of the match when he used his skillful dribbling to trick STETHS defender Clifton Woodbine who brought him down in the box for a penalty.<br /> <br /> Demar James &ndash; St. Elizabeth Technical<br /> <br /> James has been prolific all season and scored for the final time in this year&rsquo;s Super Cup competition with a precise shot which crept past the Wolmer&rsquo;s custodian to bring his team level at 1-1. Though we know that his finish did not earn STETHS a place in the finals, James was still a constant threat to Hinds and co.<br /> <br /> Jourdaine Fletcher &ndash; Cornwall College<br /> <br /> Player of the season maybe? Fletcher is definitely one of the contenders for that title after scoring his second hatrick of the competition in that thrilling 4-2 win over Cornwall College. He is the competition&rsquo;s leading goal scorer with seven goals and single handedly carried his team into the finals for the first time and was deservedly serenaded by the Cornwall fans after the match. Fletcher was integral in the turn around, levelling the scores at 2-2 after he clinically dispatched a penalty in the 59th minute. Three minutes later he was back at it again, with a scrumptious free kick that was shot low, out of the keeper&rsquo;s reach. His third and final goal came with just one minute to go when he dribbled past a helpless Clarendon College defence and calmly slotted the ball past an unavailing Benjamin Williams.  <br /> <br />   http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/13415764/Wolmers-Clarendon1_w300.jpg Teenage Monday, November 07, 2016 2:49 PM YVA celebrates 10 years with cross-island 'Fan Love' tour http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/YVA-celebrates-10-years-with-cross-island--Fan-Love--tour Charlene Buchanan and Gabrielle McDowell, Photos: Danielle Harrison The love started in Mandeville on October 22, which you can experience in the video above. <br /> <br /> Then on to Kingston it was, where the Jamaica Yellow Pages dancers, YVAs' Hype Crew, Bella Blair and Quite Perry kept the sizable crowd of young, hot and hype people excited for hours on end.<br /> <br /> Twelve Kingston contestants thought they were young, hot and hype enough to co-host the red carpet event with Bella Blair come February 18th, and they tried their hand at mock interviews on stage to get some love from the crowd.<br /> <br /> Despite their differences in age and  current occupation (from 9-5s to the regular college grind), all the contestants had heard about the Youth View Awards' search for a co-host, figured they'd be perfect for the job and showed up to prove themselves right.<br /> <br /> Jenelle (23), Kadeem, and Jabari (21) talked to teenAGE about what compelled them to audition and what makes them so different from the other contestants.<br /> <br /> Jeanelle McLean, a student of the University of Technology, says that she is genuine, has good energy and loves the YVAs because they are a great platform for youth.<br /> <br /> Kadeem Brown says he has "the three 'Vs': vim, vibe and vigour."<br /> <br /> Jabari Henry, meanwhile, is passionate about media and entertainment and as far as he's concerned that makes him the perfect co-host.<br /> <br /> Most of all the young contestants: Anastascia, Kabari, Jabari, Kimone, Rahiem, Shanalee, Nickolas, Kadeem and Jeanelle, Junior, Trevor and Sonielle were all young, fun and spirited.<br /> <br /> Westmoreland was next, and they were no less spirited. <br /> <br /> The afternoon was packed with entertainment as auditions continued for Bella's co-host. The energetic YVA Hype Crew dancers warmed up the crowd and kept supporters on edge.<br /> <br /> Many people won gift vouchers, gift baskets and tickets to the 2017 staging of the YVAs. Fans had the opportunity to take professional pictures with friends and family via photoshoot, thanks to PopUp Studio. Those who were brave enough even had the chance to sing their favourite songs on stage (microphone and all).<br /> <br /> 2014 On the Verge contest winner, Dejour had performed for the ladies and it was well received. Jamaica's very own, Bones the Contortionist, displayed his mind-boggling stretching capabilities. He definitely wowed everyone by dislocating several joints, and realigning them without loss of gusto. Ouch.<br /> <br /> Marketing Consultant at the Jamaica Yellow Pages Ltd (JYP), Joel Nomdarkham, had a moment with teenAGE. He said,<br /> <br /> "This is our third year with the YVAs, and we are very pleased to see the work being done by the group. Supporting youth-related initiatives has always been a mandate of the JYP, and we are happy to have toured around Jamaica with such a dynamic and energetic group through the YVAS Fan Love Tour.<br /> <br /> We were really treated to some great talents around our country. We are excited to see what's in store for the 2017 YVAs, celebrating 10 years."<br /> <br />   http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/13415690/YVA-s10_w300.jpg Teenage Monday, November 07, 2016 1:43 PM teenAGE BPL Matchday 11 predictions http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/teenAGE-BPL-Matchday-11-predictions One point is awarded for the correct winner and two points for the correct scoreline.<br /> <br /> This is the current table:<br /> <br /> Yakum &ndash; 26<br /> <br /> Trevann &ndash; 16<br /> <br /> Brian &ndash; 15<br /> <br /> Alexei &ndash; 12<br /> <br /> This week&rsquo;s predictions are:<br /> <br /> Brian&rsquo;s:<br /> <br /> Manchester City 4-0 Middlesbrough<br /> <br /> Chelsea 2-1 Everton<br /> <br /> Arsenal 3-2 Tottenham<br /> <br /> Liverpool 3-1 Watford<br /> <br /> Trevann&rsquo;s:<br /> <br /> Manchester City 3-0 Middlesbrough<br /> <br /> Chelsea 2-0 Everton<br /> <br /> Arsenal 2-2 Tottenham<br /> <br /> Liverpool  3-0 Watford<br /> <br /> Alexei&rsquo;s:<br /> <br /> Manchester City 4-0 Middlesbrough<br /> <br /> Chelsea 2-2 Everton<br /> <br /> Arsenal 1-1 Tottenham<br /> <br /> Liverpool 1-1 Watford<br /> <br /> Yakum's:<br /> <br /> Manchester City 2-1 Middlesbrough<br /> <br /> Chelsea 2-1 Everton<br /> <br /> Arsenal 2-1 Tottenham<br /> <br /> Liverpool 3-1 Watford http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/12591287/181888_w300.jpg Teenage Friday, November 04, 2016 4:50 PM Big Sean drops new music http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Big-Sean-drops-new-music Charlene Buchanan On Bounce Back he raps, "Last night took an L, but tonight I bounce back /Wake up every morning, by the night I count stacks".<br /> <br /> In typical Sean Don style he confesses he's a workaholic and skirts around a bit of Kanye-type confidence and arrogance, "Betting on me is the right risk / Even in a crisis"<br /> <br /> This song is easily an anthem of sorts for anyone that's taken an L or two and is determined to #BounceBack.<br /> <br /> On No More Interviews, Big Sean does some production alongside Amaire Johnson, and airs his frustration with stupid questions and speculation.<br /> <br /> He addresses talk about his ex (most likely Naya Rivera who he was once engaged to), his label status, rumoured beef with him and Kid Cudi and G.O.O.D Music.<br /> <br /> The style is entirely confessional and lyrical, and while Sean decries rumours, gossip and shade, he proves he can throw it with the best of them.<br /> <br /> We can't help but wonder who he was thinking of when he rapped, "And I'm just not impressed by you niggas rapping fast / Who sound like one big asthma attack but trash when I'm rapping it back / Who you put in your top five and claim they the saviour of rap". Or was it just some friendly ribbing?<br /> <br /> Which is your favourite of the two? What's your favourite lyric? Comment below or tweet to us @teenageobserver. http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/13409659/Big-Sean_w300.jpg Teenage Friday, November 04, 2016 4:27 PM