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 Give dancehall the respect it deserves, part II http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Give-dancehall-the-respect-it-deserves--part-II On September 15 of last year,teenAGE ran an editorial calling for an end to dancehall being &lsquo;thought of as the deviant, shameful little brother of reggae music&rsquo;. That call must be made again. <br /> <br /> When Spice took the stage at the National Indoor Sports Centre on October 14, during a ceremony held for the recognition of our Rio athletes, it was obvious from the initial reaction of a majority of the crowd that her night was not going to end well. <br /> <br /> The issue of our treatment of dancehall music has once again being brought to the forefront of our minds. Putting aside the obvious errors in the booking and placement of Spice during that event, extremely troubling are the attitudes which have come to the fore in the post-event criticism. <br /> <br /> Dancehall music has always been associated with those of lower class people, standards which are contrary to the characteristics of the upper-class. Elite settings in Jamaica tend to treat dancehall music as something inappropriate, to be hidden due to its coarse sound and salacious topics. Much more appropriate tends to be soul music, and perhaps R&B, both of which contain the same salacious topics with &lsquo;softer&rsquo; sounds. <br /> <br /> This alone, without even mentioning soca and carnival merriment, suggests that the reluctance to accept the genre by the upper-class is primarily hypocritical and shaded by derogatory views of our language. <br /> <br /> Many have said that dancehall, like soca, is simply inappropriate for formal events. However, without more, this should not be true. Yes, dancehall music often contains lewd commentary and expletive colouring. However, the variety in the industry that is often overlooked and leaves it unjustly criticised by those who simply turn their minds from it.<br /> <br /> There is no reason why clean songs and dancehall songs are inappropriate for formal events.<br /> <br /> We must begin to value our culture. Dancehall is just another product of this island that we have tended to allow to be exploited by persons in other countries. Dancehall as an art form is unique and though many of its songs can be criticised for the violent and sexual nature of the lyrics, it is inequitable to disregard the genre on this basis.  Indeed, many other genres which are adored by Jamaican people can be scrutinised for the same issues. http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/13380483/219311__w300.jpg Teenage Tuesday, October 25, 2016 12:00 AM Manning Cup second round preview: Wolmer's and STGC clash http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Manning-Cup-second-round-preview--Wolmer-s-and-STGC-clash The other members in Group K are St Catherine and Haile Selassie, completing what is most definitely the group of death for the schoolboy competition.<br /> <br /> Group H sees Camperdown, Excelsior, Holy Trinity and Jonathan Grant all vying for a spot in the next round while Kingston College will have to display their calibre once again as their group consists of a strong Bridgeport team as well as St. Andrew Technical and Charlie Smith.<br /> <br /> Group I has 27-time winners and defending champions Jamaica College going up against Denham Town, St Jago and Hydel.<br /> <br /> The second round of the competition is scheduled to begin today, Monday, October 24, 2016. http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/13379406/Bertis-Bell-TA_w300.jpg Teenage Monday, October 24, 2016 7:14 AM teenAGE Team of the Week for the FLOW Super Cup http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/teenAGE-Team-of-The-Week-for-the-FLOW-Super-Cup-round-1 Benjamin Williams &ndash; Clarendon College<br /> <br /> It was touted as the most enticing fixture of round one: Clarendon College versus Jamaica College. However, the reigning Manning Cup champions and last year&rsquo;s beaten finalists were stunned, losing 1-0 to a resolute opposition and a majestic Benjamin Williams, whose brilliant display between the sticks proved crucial in the first upset of the competition. Williams made key saves that left a rampant JC attack frustrated and dismayed as their efforts, due to the dominant custodian, proved fruitless.<br /> <br /> Kyle Ming &ndash; Bridgeport<br /> <br /> Kyle Ming was influential in guiding his teammates through an onslaught of Dinthill attacks. As captain, he steered the ship in the final 30 minutes which saw the DaCosta cup team fight to overturn a 1-0 deficit. However, the Manning Cup team continues their amazing run and Ming continues to play a key and effective role in his team&rsquo;s success thus far.<br /> <br /> Javain Brown &ndash; Kingston College<br /> <br /> Once again the standout man in defence, Brown looks mature beyond his years on the football field. His commanding presence and ability to read the game gives his team the defensive edge against any opposition that challenges KC this year.<br /> <br /> Scott Williams &ndash; Wolmer&rsquo;s Boys<br /> <br /> Scott has been impressive all season alongside his defensive partner and captain Jahwani Hinds. Though the latter has been a wall for the Wolmer&rsquo;s defensive, it was William&rsquo;s display on Friday evening against Little London that captured the eye. He has an assertive attitude towards the game and is skilled in the art of tackling. He has been exceptional when called on by coach Vassel Reynolds and is a major contributor to Wolmer&rsquo;s 10 clean sheets this season.<br /> <br /> Ronaldo Robinson &ndash; Kingston College<br /> <br /> Though he failed to score in Saturday&rsquo;s win against Vere Technical, the 15-year-old has already notched 4 goals this season. Robinson was exceptional along the right wing of KC&rsquo;s midfield. His mazy dribbling proved too much for the Vere defence who were at times left open and exposed due to his skillful touches. His effect on the team is unquestionable and if he remains consistent, he can become an important figure in what might turn out to be a very memorable year for the Ludlow Bernard coached team.<br /> <br /> Ryan Spence &ndash; Excelsior High<br /> <br /> It was hard to pick a Man of the Match in Excelsior&rsquo;s thumping of Ocho Rios High. However, Ryan Spence perhaps edged his other teammates to the award after he tormented his opponents with that clinical left foot of his. The midfielder had numerous opportunities on target and finally got his goal in the 29th minute when he brilliantly and delicately chipped the ball over the beleaguered Ocho Rios custodian to score his team&rsquo;s 3rd goal on the night.<br /> <br /> Andrew Daley &ndash; Wolmer&rsquo;s Boys<br /> <br /> Daley&rsquo;s performance for Wolmer&rsquo;s against Little London was more than magnificent. He was dominant in midfield and controlled every aspect of the game linking both defence and attack. His brilliant performance was capped off with a sumptuous finish to open the scoring in what was a demolition of the opposition, receiving the ball from a clever flick by teammate Alphonso Gooden and neatly slotting the ball under the helpless goalkeeper.<br /> <br /> Rivaldo English &ndash; Wolmer&rsquo;s Boys<br /> <br /> According to coach Vassel Reynolds, if Wolmer&rsquo;s are to achieve any success this season, their gifted maestro Rivaldo English will have to be on par and he definitely was in his team&rsquo;s 6-0 win, in which he contributed to four of those goals, scoring two and assisting the others. It was an effective performance from the son of former national player Irvino English.  Those two goals propelled him into double figures for the season as the player continues to enjoy his new found leadership role in a team that&rsquo;s hungry for titles.<br /> <br /> Omar Thompson &ndash; Kingston College<br /> <br /> Thompson continues to impress and standout in Kingston College&rsquo;s brilliant season so far. He could have had a hatrick on Saturday evening after scoring the opening goal of the match and having two other goals controversially ruled offside. He was once again crucial to the team&rsquo;s victory and ran at the opposing defence constantly throughout the match, displaying his amazing stamina and dribbling attributes.<br /> <br /> Creggton Charlton &ndash; Clarendon College<br /> <br /> Creggton Charlton, remember the name. He was the man who scored the memorable goal for Clarendon College to beat the defending Manning Cup champions 1-0. It was a convincing display from the DaCosta Cup outlets who showed that the teams from the rural areas can put up a fight against the best teams from the Manning Cup.<br /> <br /> Alphonso Gooden &ndash; Wolmer&rsquo;s Boys<br /> <br /> &lsquo;Big Al&rsquo; as he is known by his teammates, was exceptional once again for his team, scoring his second hat-trick of the season in what was a complete display by the forward. His goals in minutes 39, 52 and 64 pretty much signalled the end of Little London and booked the spot for Wolmer&rsquo;s in the quarterfinals. It was a powerful display from the striker who will need to be brilliant once again when the team faces Kingston College on Saturday.<br /> <br /> Javoney Brown &ndash; St. Elizabeth Technical<br /> <br /> It was a thrilling encounter at Catherine Hall between STETHS and Holy Trinity where the latter just missed out on a place in the quarterfinals. It was striker Javoney Brown who sealed their fate after netting a late winner and his second of the match to send his team onto the next round. Brown was key in the win against Trinity after twice scoring for his team in the come from behind 4-3 victory. http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/13371254/Super-Cup-logo_w300.jpg Teenage Monday, October 24, 2016 6:59 AM Press Record: Reggae artiste Sevana http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Press-Record--Reggae-artiste-Sevana http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/13375984/Sevana_w300.jpg Teenage Saturday, October 22, 2016 4:07 PM Hottraxx &ndash; 19-year-old features on our local countdown http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Hottraxx---19-year-old-features-on-our-local-countdown It's that time of week again, and this time a surprise TEEN features as we count down the hottest local and international songs. If you haven&rsquo;t heard of Shenseea yet, you&rsquo;re missing out. She may be 19, but she&rsquo;s already making some hit songs.<br /> <br /> Local <br /> <br /> 1. Loodi &ndash; Vybz Kartel ft Shenseea<br /> <br /> 19-year-old Shenseea makes a  name for herself with this collab. She left 'Ex Ed' (Excelsior Community College) recently to pursue her music dreams. Another hot song from the talented youngster Jiggle Jiggle. She is definitely one to watch. <br /> <br /> 2. Jiggle Likkle &ndash; Savage Savo <br /> <br /> He lowkey sounds like Alkaline&hellip; But the song bad still. Savo also brought us Culu Culu on the Culu Culu riddim, which you may also know from Bruk Back by Razor B. <br /> <br /> 3. New Level &ndash; Popcaan <br /> <br /> Damn Poppy, back at again with the hits! Popcaan is just singing about how he&rsquo;s on a whole 'nother level. Poppy brags that he worked hard to get where he is: 'never rich and switch even though him increase ya now'.<br /> <br /> 4. Likkle More &ndash; Vybz Kartel<br /> <br /> This one sounds like a love song. Likkle More features Kartel and a love he will soon see... as soon as he's out of traffic. Is there a metaphor here? Could one think of traffic as his prison sentence, with his fans awaiting his arrival 'home'? <br /> <br /> 5. 12pm &ndash; Alkaline <br /> <br /> If you really listen to the lyrics of this song, you&rsquo;ll hear Alkaline sing about how he&rsquo;s the boss and the top man, but he also sings about how he takes a second to see if what is around him is real. Alka is living good, especially now that he will be launching his own clothing line next year.  <br /> <br /> 6. Brawla &ndash; Mavado <br /> <br /> 7. Good Man &ndash;  Vybz Kartel <br /> <br /> 8. Colouring This Life &ndash; Vybz Kartel<br /> <br /> 9. After All &ndash; Alkaline <br /> <br /> 10. Best Place pon Earth &ndash; Vybz Kartel <br /> <br /> International <br /> <br /> 1. Shout Out To My Ex &ndash; Little Mix <br /> <br /> This song is full of shade for the one and only, Zayn Malik, ex member of boyband One Direction. Apparently Zayn left Little Mix member, Perrie, for his current girl, Gigi Hadid. Clearly Perrie&rsquo;s not happy about the situation. The good news though, is that this song is highly relatable for anyone who&rsquo;s ever broken up with somebody. <br /> <br /> 2. Trust Nobody &ndash; Cashmere Cat ft Selena Gomez and Tory Lanez<br /> <br /> Coming from Cashmere cat&rsquo;s new album Wild Love is this song. Tory Lanez and Cashmere cat are no strangers either, having previously 'collabed' on the hit LUV which topped charts everywhere. Trust Nobody is definitely worth the listen. <br /> <br /> 3. Don&rsquo;t Wanna Know &ndash; Maroon 5 ft Kendrick Lamar<br /> <br /> There are two versions to this song, one with Kendrick and one without. The version without Kendrick&rsquo;s verse, however, tend to fall a little flat. This song is about how the persona&rsquo;s girlfriend is moving on and he doesn&rsquo;t want to know because he&rsquo;s not yet over her. <br /> <br /> 4. We Can &ndash; Kranium ft Tory Lanez<br /> <br /> Kranium, the Atlantic Records signee and singjay who brought you Nobody Nah Fi Know, teamed up with Canadian, Tory Lanez, in the summer to give us this hot song which has recently started to receive a lot of attention. It's nice to see our local artistes making it internationally.<br /> <br /> 5. Don&rsquo;t Touch My Hair &ndash; Solange <br /> <br /> This song is fresh off her brand new album titled A Seat At The Table, which was released on the 30th of September, under Coloumbia Records. By the way, she doesn&rsquo;t mean it literally. &ldquo;Don&rsquo;t touch my hair&rdquo; is saying, allow me to be me and don&rsquo;t pressure me into being someone I&rsquo;m not, which is a very important message that I think we all need to hear<br /> <br /> 6. Atlantis &ndash; Bridgit Mendler ft Kaiydo <br /> <br /> 7. Zaddy &ndash; Ty Dolla $ign<br /> <br /> 8. Body Moves &ndash; DNCE<br /> <br /> 9. Believer - Major Lazer & Showtek <br /> <br /> 10.   Kill For You &ndash; Skylar Grey ft Eminem<br /> <br /> http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/13242626/189434__w300.jpg Teenage Friday, October 21, 2016 2:54 PM Barclays Premier League matchday 9 predictions http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/BPL-Matchday-9-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; 21<br /> <br /> Brian &ndash; 12<br /> <br /> Trevann &ndash; 10<br /> <br /> Alexei &ndash; 7<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 /> Arsenal 3-1 Middlesbrough<br /> <br /> Liverpool 4-1 West Brom<br /> <br /> Manchester City 3-1 Southampton<br /> <br /> Chelsea 2-1 Manchester United<br /> <br /> Alexei&rsquo;s:<br /> <br /> Arsenal 4-0 Middlesbrough<br /> <br /> Liverpool 2-1 West Brom<br /> <br /> Manchester City 3-1 Southampton<br /> <br /> Chelsea 0-1 Manchester United<br /> <br /> Yakum&rsquo;s:<br /> <br /> Arsenal 2-2 Middlesbrough<br /> <br /> Liverpool 4-0 West Brom<br /> <br /> Manchester City 2-1 Southampton<br /> <br /> Chelsea 0-0 Manchester United<br /> <br /> Trevann&rsquo;s:<br /> <br /> Arsenal 2-0 Middlesbrough<br /> <br /> Liverpool 4-2 West Brom<br /> <br /> Manchester City 2-1 Southampton<br /> <br /> Chelsea 2-0 Manchester United http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/12249899/000_DV2143153_w300.jpg Teenage Friday, October 21, 2016 2:03 PM Little Mix releases emotional, tell-all book http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Little-Mix-releases-emotional-tell-all-book Band member Jade Thirlwall opens up about her stint in therapy and hospital visits as a result of anorexia as a young TEEN. The cheerful brunette shares in the band's newly released tell-all book Our World, about how losing a cherished loved one and racist bullying in school lead to some of her darkest days.<br /> <br /> An excerpt reads, "...things were getting out of control but I don't think I really cared about what was happening to me. I felt so depressed at the time that I just wanted to waste away and disappear."<br /> <br /> Jesy Nelson shares about her near big break as an actress, her initial discomfort with photo shoots as a result of body shaming and online trolls while Leigh-Anne talks about her ambition to be a primary school teacher. Perrie opens up about childhood illness and that famous ex of hers (cough cough Zayn Malik) breaking up with her and ending their engagement via text message.<br /> <br /> Our World is out and available for purchase now. http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/12575877/LittleMix_w300.jpg Teenage Friday, October 21, 2016 1:48 PM Champions League player of the matchday  http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Champions-League-player-of-the-matchday Of course, it didn't help Manchester City that Claudio Bravo was given a red card and subsequently sent off, leaving them with an energetic Messi and a goal keeper that was no match for the Barcelona attack. <br /> <br /> Lionel Messi would have silenced any criticism or doubts that pundits would have had about his return, and he did so in fine style. Pep will have to go back to the drawing board for their second face off, or else Messi might strike them out again. http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/13114091/213748_w300.jpg Teenage Thursday, October 20, 2016 3:37 PM FLOW Super Cup returns with riveting matchups http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/FLOW-Super-Cup-returns-with-riveting-matchups The first round of the tournament has been finalised after the draw which allocated the teams in their respective brackets took place on Wednesday at the National Indoor Sports Arena.<br /> <br /> On Friday, the first set of matches which will be played at Sabina Park, will see Excelsior High facing off against Ocho Rios High School and last year&rsquo;s semifinalists Wolmer&rsquo;s Boys&rsquo; up against Little London. Simultaneously, the other matches on that day will be held at Catherine Hall and include Dinthill High v Bridgeport and Cornwall College v Denham Town.<br /> <br /> Saturday will see the same venues being used with Jamaica College v Clarendon College and Kingston College v Vere Technical/Glenmuir High at Sabina Park and St. Elizabeth Technical v Holy Trinity and Rusea&rsquo;s High v Haile Selassie at Catherine Hall.<br /> <br /> The event, since its inception, has been an extremely lucrative production, boasting venues that are often packed with excited patrons and fans alike.<br /> <br /> The third year consists of a few new additions none more distinctive than the decision to name the Most Valuable Player (MVP) award for the tournament after the late Dominic James who sadly passed earlier this season. He is the only player to have won the competition twice and with two schools, having previously represented Jamaica College who won the cup in its inaugural year. http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/13371254/Super-Cup-logo_w300.jpg Teenage Thursday, October 20, 2016 3:28 PM Disney star Bella Thorne gets racy http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Disney-star-Bella-Thorne-gets-racy She's outspoken online and has taken her bold style and personality all the way to Playboy for a feature and a few photos.<br /> <br /> She tells the mag in their No Filter segment, "...People like to comment on how my image is too edgy, that I'm too edgy, and on how they wish I looked. It's a lot of &lsquo;do this, don't do that.' To them I say, f... off."<br /> <br /> While Playboy magazine hasn't run nude images in over a year, Bella heats things up with suggestive poses and barely there outfits in the November edition, as she explains  that she is very comfortable with her body and believes in showing skin. http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/13365277/image1_w300.jpg Teenage Wednesday, October 19, 2016 10:47 AM Champions League player of the matchday prediction  http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Champions-League-player-of-the-matchday-prediction Club football will also see another great return and this time it is of Barcelona forward Lionel Messi. Messi had officially returned from injury to score in the third minute helping Barcelona to seal their 4-0 win over Deportivo La Coruna on the weekend. <br /> <br /> There is no doubt Messi is hungry for some Champions League action and this is why he will be the player of the matchday. Barcelona plays Manchester City and it won't come as a surprise when Messi helps Barcelona to cop some points. The match will be Claudio Bravo against Lionel Messi and promises to be exciting. Keep your eyes on Lionel Messi. http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/13294248/229283_w300.jpg Teenage Tuesday, October 18, 2016 11:02 AM Wolmer&rsquo;s Boys continues to dominate Courtney Walsh Award nominations http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Wolmer-s-Boys--School-continues-to-dominate-Courtney-Walsh-award-nominations The recognition is for students who have excelled both in sports as well as academics. The two prior male recipients have both been from the Wolmer&rsquo;s Boys&rsquo; School with Jaheel Hyde winning it in 2014 and Javauni Garwood collecting his last year.<br /> <br /> Kyle Martin and Travis Brown have both been selected from the Heroes Circle based school as two of the male nominees in this year&rsquo;s Courtney Walsh Award for Excellence.<br /> <br /> Travis, who is the captain for the Wolmer&rsquo;s Boys&rsquo; Basketball team, says he is elated that his talent and hard work have not gone unnoticed.<br /> <br /> &ldquo;It is amazing that I am selected in the top three, out of all the individuals in the country,&rdquo; he stated &ldquo;It means that my effort over all these years haven&rsquo;t been in vain.&rdquo;<br /> <br /> The 17-year-old achieved three ones and two twos in his recent CAPE examinations and is expecting to equal or better those results next time around, in what is his last year of high school.<br /> <br /> Kyle on the other hand, has been a well recognized tennis youth player for many years and has even represented the island on a few occasions, at the U14 level in 2012 where he played at the World Junior Championships as well as participating in the Davis Cup in 2014. He has also played in the International Tennis Federation Tournament since 2010.<br /> <br /> His exploits on the court has made him one of the most scouted young tennis players in Jamaica and has even led him to train at a prestigious University in the United States.<br /> <br /> Kyle was also successful in his CAPE examinations, receiving two twos and two threes and expressed similar sentiments at being nominated for the award.<br /> <br /> &ldquo;It&rsquo;s an honour and I am very proud that my achievements were noticed,&rdquo; said the 18-year- old &ldquo;I&rsquo;m glad that they did not overlook a sport like tennis that isn&rsquo;t as popular in a small country like Jamaica.&rdquo;<br /> <br /> The ceremony was scheduled for Thursday, October 13, however, it was postponed. The new date will be announced soon. http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/13359585/KCvWolmers2_w300.jpg Teenage Monday, October 17, 2016 10:46 AM PHOTOS: Kingston College vs Wolmer's - Clash of titans http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/PHOTOS--Kingston-College-vs-Wolmer-s---Clash-of-titans KC won dramatically on penalties after the sides ended deadlocked at 2-2 after extra time.  http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/13359582/KCvWolmer-s_w300.jpg Teenage Monday, October 17, 2016 10:18 AM Grace Hamilton is professional... when hired as Spice, she does her job http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Spice-at-the-National-Stadium-Grace-Hamilton-is-professional The event boasted notable attendees, including Governor General Patrick Allen, Shelly-Ann Fraser, Yohan Blake, Usain Bolt, our Prime Minister Andrew Holness and his wife, Juliet. <br /> <br /> Spice started her performance with her unique vibrant energy only for the crowd to remain stiff as they shifted uncomfortably, cast uncertain glances and offered uneasy smiles. To say the situation was embarrassing would be a severe understatement. Some persons argue that had Spice performed subtle songs, or something more suitable for that audience and event, she would not have received such a response. To this I ask, does Spice have any subtle songs in her discography? She does not.<br /> <br /> We know Spice for her colored hair, raunchy lyrics and bold behavior. This is who she is as a performer. Spice is easily one of the most successful female dancehall artists and has well over ten years of experience in her field. In case onlookers have forgotten, we first truly noticed Spice when she collaborated with the now incarcerated Vybz Kartel on Romping Shop - a song with remarkably lewd lyrics which forced the Broadcasting Commission into action. There has never been anything formal or subtle about Spice.<br /> <br /> Grace Hamilton is a professional, when she is hired as Spice, she does her job - which is to perform as Spice. This is exactly what happened at the event. Those responsible for planning and organizing the event are entirely to blame. Considering Spice&rsquo;s discography and the blatant hypocrisy in our society, Spice should not have been on the premises any at all. Many of the persons who had stiff faces while she was performing probably dance and listen to (and enjoy) her music in the comfort of their homes. They, however, would be unappreciative of a reminder of this aspect of our culture at a formal event for which they had gotten all dressed up.<br /> <br /> It certainly did not help that she had to come on after Kevin Downswell&rsquo;s powerful gospel performance. Whose idea could this have been? Who thought that there could be a smooth transition from one performer in a suit praising God to another performer singing about their body &ldquo;being right&rdquo; with their buttocks on display? Ironically enough, after Spice&rsquo;s brief exit, a group of dancers performed to her song Indicator. These dancers were well received. Spice was definitely shortchanged, and an apology is definitely due for this horrifying experience.<br /> <br /> Nonetheless, it is a lesson to Spice and all of our other artists. This lesson is that versatility is key. Despite their chosen genre, artists must ensure that they are able to perform at different types of events and for various audiences. This means that they must broaden their catalogue &ndash; even if only by two or three songs, making themselves more marketable. With so many years in the business, this is something Spice should have done and it would have certainly saved her the embarrassment of having to sing a cappella to an audience that hardly appreciated her presence http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/12587611/181671_th2_w300.jpg Teenage Monday, October 17, 2016 10:05 AM Walker Cup team of the week for Matchday 1 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Walker-Cup-team-of-the-week-for-Matchday-1 Jahvanni Grant &ndash; Kingston College<br /> <br /> Perhaps the only player on the Kingston College team to have had an in-depth knowledge of the opposition, having recently transferred from Wolmer&rsquo;s Boys this past summer, Grant came up with three key saves during the penalty shootout, including the winning one from his former teammate and friend, Shemar Jemison, the Wolmerian custodian. Grant made up for an earlier error during the latter stages of the second half, which allowed Rivaldo English to score the equaliser for the boys from Heroes Circle. He was instrumental in KC&rsquo;s now famous victory and will need to be once again when his team faces Bridgeport in the semifinals on Tuesday.<br /> <br /> Malik Howell &ndash; Jamaica College<br /> <br /> The right back is now one of the senior members of the Jamaica College football team in what is a fairly young squad this season. His performance on Saturday was exceptional, helping the team to achieve a 3-0 victory over Holy Trinity. His brilliant display was capped with a well-taken goal, after he capitalised on a poor clearance by the Trinity defence, slotting in a low effort in the bottom right hand corner.<br /> <br /> Ricardo Phillips &ndash; Haile Selassie<br /> <br /> If ever there was a success story in the making, it would be none other than the Haile Selassie football team. Phillips has been a key contributor to this story and excelled during their win over Excelsior on Saturday. He was dominant in the defence for Jeffery Maxwell&rsquo;s team and scored his penalty in the shootout, which they went on to win 6-5 in sudden death.<br /> <br /> Javain &lsquo;Trigger&rsquo; Brown &ndash; Kingston College<br /> <br /> The captain of the team, Brown epitomises what Kingston College is truly about this season. He was a wall in defence against Wolmer's on Friday evening, intercepting almost every ball that came his way. He led the team magnificently into the semifinals of the competition and will be important if they are to win any trophies this season.<br /> <br /> Nickashe Murray &ndash; Wolmer&rsquo;s Boys<br /> <br /> Nickashe was perhaps one of the few Wolmerians who stood out defensively in that enthralling match against Kingston College, which ended 2-2 in normal time. Fresh off his exploits with the U17 National team, Murray played his part in trying to stem a rampant KC attack that, at times, left the Wolmers defence wanting.<br /> <br /> Omar Thompson &ndash; Kingston College<br /> <br /> Thompson scored a deflected effort to put his team 2-1 ahead and was one of the main creative forces in the Kingston College attack. He dominated the left wing of KC&rsquo;s midfield like a true maestro with his silky skills and dazzling dribbling that proved too much for the Wolmer&rsquo;s defence.<br /> <br /> Shane Moodie &ndash; Bridgeport<br /> <br /> Moodie scored one of the goals of the season in his side&rsquo;s 2-0 win over Denham Town on Friday, with what was a superbly struck volley in the dying embers of the game. It was the midfielder&rsquo;s second goal of the season and it helped to propel the Portmore based school within one match of reaching the finals of the competition.<br /> <br /> Oquin Robinson &ndash; Jamaica College<br /> <br /> Another captain who led by example this weekend, Robinson guided his team to a comfortable victory over Holy Trinity. His key pass to set up Howell for the third goal was the highlight of the match. His performance earned him the man of the match performance as he was excellent in running the midfield and creating chances for his team.<br /> <br /> Hamish Smith &ndash; Haile Selassie<br /> <br /> Smith was a standout performer in Haile Selassie&rsquo;s win on Saturday after opening the scoring with a sumptuous free kick in the 42nd minute. His commanding style of play as well as his influence on the football field was important as the surprise entrants made their way past a very resilient Excelsior football team.<br /> <br /> Rashawn Mackison &ndash; Kingston College<br /> <br /> Inevitably getting on the score-sheet against Wolmer&rsquo;s, his hold up play and excellent vision were also essential for his team and played a major role in achieving the win against the Wolmerians. His presence on the pitch was consistently troubling for the Wolmer&rsquo;s defence and proved too much in the end as he managed to score his 19th goal of the season.<br /> <br /> Ronaldo Brown &ndash; Jamaica College<br /> <br /> Strength, technique and an eye for goal were all exhibited by Ronaldo Brown in JC&rsquo;s win over Holy Trinity. His powerful header in the 22nd minute pretty much put the game out of reach for his former school. Brown, in his third season with the Hope Road institution, will be aiming to use his goals to further JC&rsquo;s chances to win titles this season. Already, he is doing just that, as the team is now two games away from being crowned 2016 Walker Cup champions. http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/13358362/KCvWolmer-s1_w300.jpg Teenage Sunday, October 16, 2016 3:09 PM Barclay's Premier League Matchday 8 predictions http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Barclays-Premier-League-Matchday-8-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 - 18<br /> <br /> Trevann - 9 <br /> <br /> Brian - 9<br /> <br /> Alexei - 4<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 /> Alexei&rsquo;s predictions:<br /> <br /> Chelsea 2-1 Leicester<br /> <br /> Arsenal 3-0 Swansea<br /> <br /> Manchester City 2-2 Everton<br /> <br /> Liverpool 2-3 Manchester United<br /> <br /> Yakum&rsquo;s predictions:<br /> <br /> Chelsea 1-0 Leicester<br /> <br /> Arsenal 3-1 Swansea<br /> <br /> Manchester City 2-2 Everton<br /> <br /> Liverpool 2-1 Manchester United<br /> <br /> Trevann&rsquo;s predictions:<br /> <br /> Chelsea 1-1 Leicester<br /> <br /> Arsenal 2-1 Swansea<br /> <br /> Manchester City 2-0 Everton<br /> <br /> Liverpool 2-1 Manchester United<br /> <br /> Brian&rsquo;s predictions:<br /> <br /> Chelsea 3-2 Leicester<br /> <br /> Arsenal 2-1 Swansea<br /> <br /> Manchester 2-2 Everton<br /> <br /> Liverpool 3-2 Manchester United http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/11651506/000_Par8136536_w300.jpg Teenage Friday, October 14, 2016 5:56 AM Male celebs paint nails to raise awareness of violence against children http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Male-celebs-paint-nails-to-raise-awareness-of-violence-against-children E! News reports that the campaign launched by Polished Man was inspired by a little girl who had been repeatedly physically and sexually assaulted in the orphanage where she lived. After meeting and bonding with CEO Elliot Costello, she painted his nail and the act and her story inspired him to raise awareness regarding violence against children through nail polish.<br /> <br /> Polished Man reminds us that one in five children are affected by violence globally.<br /> <br /> The campaign has since inspired thousands of Instagram posts and has pointed many to a worthy cause. Money donated to the charity benefits children for trauma recovery and trauma prevention programmes.<br /> <br /> And not to worry, it's not a boys only kind of thing, women and girls are invited to donate, paint their nails to raise awareness and support the charity as well. http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/13350521/Gabriel-Macht_w300.jpg Teenage Wednesday, October 12, 2016 11:00 AM Is 'Tappa' the right answer? http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Is--Tappa--the-right-answer- German coach Winfried Schafer had just led the Boyz to a Gold Cup silver medal finish, when the team lost 3-2 to Nicaragua at &ldquo;The Office&rdquo; in the WCQ opener. Jamaica ended the qualifying campaign having finished rock bottom in a semi-final round group including Panama, Costa Rica (whom they drew 2-2 with at the 2015 Gold Cup) and Haiti. <br /> <br /> Perhaps Schaefer's dismissal was warranted. However, is Whitmore&rsquo;s appointment to the most pressuring job in Jamaican sports really the best we could do? &lsquo;Tappa&rsquo; has been appointed to the job before. He has had his chance. He has been at the helm no fewer than three years ago. At the lowest points, his team seemed like it could not even buy a win. Whitmore also miserably failed in implementing a particular style of play and even ignored calls from the public to facilitate a &ldquo;playmaker&rdquo; role in the team, which led to dull team performances and a lack of potency and penetration in attack.<br /> <br /> Since tendering his resignation in 2013, he was granted the job of coaching the Under-20 Reggae Boyz team in an attempt to qualify for the 2015 World Cup in New Zealand. Despite hosting the final qualification round of six teams, the team did not play at all well and finished in fifth place - two points from  five games, scoring only two goals while conceding seven. Those numbers suggest Tappa has not learnt how to get a team scoring. A record of that sort should arguably never be in consideration for the top job. <br /> <br /> In his defence, Whitmore was the first coach to guide the Reggae Boyz to the final round of World Cup Qualification, known as &lsquo;The Hex&rsquo;, for over 10 years - the last being Brazillian Claudio De Oliviera ahead of the 2002 World Cup. He also led the team to the 2010 Digicel Caribbean Cup title while he also famously drew 0-0 away to Mexico at Azteca Stadium, being the first Reggae Boyz coach to secure a WCQ away point in Mexico.<br /> <br /> His second coming has also started with a 4-2 win over Guyana. <br /> <br /> However, there are many coaches locally that boast relatively impressive records but continue to be shunned by the Jamaica Football Federation. The abundance of local coaching talent should have ensured the JFF do not select a failure as coach. <br /> <br /> Vin Blaine, the man who has held the job of technical director for all national programs, would have been a wiser selection. Blaine has successfully coached women&rsquo;s football locally for many years while more recently spent a year as head coach of Harbour View Football Club in the local Premier League. He led the team to win the Red Stripe Premier League by eight points, with four games to spare while playing attractive attacking football.<br /> <br /> Before rehiring Theodore Whitmore as the man for the job, The Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) sought the services of Jamaica&rsquo;s version of a footballing dinosaur - Carl Brown. it seems the JFF were simply hell bent on selecting a tried and unproven candidate. Perhaps the JFF should be more trusting of the local coaches who deserve the opportunity to lead Jamaica&rsquo;s senior men&rsquo;s national football team. http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/13317201/231162_58265_repro_w300.jpg Teenage Wednesday, October 12, 2016 10:40 AM Barclays Premier League summer transfers: Hits and misses http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Barclays-Premier-League-summer-transfers--Hits-and-misses To pass the international break, we'll be having standout transfers, worst signings so far and which team seems to have had the best window.<br /> <br /> Standout transfers so far:<br /> <br /> Yannick Bolasie<br /> <br /> The Democratic Republic of Congo winger and former Crystal Palace standout made the switch from Selhurst Park to Everton this past summer for a fee of &pound;25 million. Already, his silky skills and effective dribbling has proved beneficial for his team, leading to what has been one of the club&rsquo;s most impressive starts to a season in recent years. With seven appearances so far and two assists, the 27-year-old might just be on his way to becoming a Goodison Park cult hero.<br /> <br /> Zlatan Ibrahimovic<br /> <br /> The big Swede needs no introduction and already his presence within the Manchester United dressing room is being felt both on and off the pitch. Though his form has slumped in recent matches, Ibrahimovic has managed to score four goals in seven appearances in the league. Now 35, Zlatan&rsquo;s main focus resides in helping Manchester United win their first title since the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson.<br /> <br /> Sadio Mane<br /> <br /> The Senegalese winger, bought by Liverpool from their favourite hunting ground in Southampton, has added pace and trickery to a Liverpool side that has started the season excellent.  Jurgen Klopp has repeatedly described him an option which Liverpool previously lacked, and that his more than apparent in his direct and pacy style in an otherwise flowing Liverpool outfit. Mane already has three goals and one assist in six appearances.<br /> <br /> Honourable mentions: Eric Bailly (Manchester United), N'golo Kante (Chelsea), Leroy Fer (Swansea)<br /> <br /> Worst signings so far:<br /> <br /> Jordan Ibe<br /> <br /> Liverpool fans were dumbfounded when Jurgen Klopp decided to let promising Jordan Ibe go for &pound;15m. However, many of them have now forgotten that he even existed on Liverpool&rsquo;s roster after failing to live up to expectations at Bournemouth. Ibe though, is only 20 and has enough time to prove his doubters wrong and remind them why he was regarded as one of the best prospects in England.<br /> <br /> Papy Djilobodji<br /> <br /> The &pound;8million signing of Chelsea defender Djilobodji left many Sunderland fans confident that they had acquired a gem of a player, as the defender was highly regarded at Stamford Bridge. However, his performances so far this season are nothing but the contrary. Sunderland fans will be hoping that both he and the team can turn around their performances for the good.<br /> <br /> David Luiz<br /> <br /> David Luiz seemed like an expensive panic buy at the time, and he has done nothing to shake off that image. Luiz, repurchased by Chelsea from Paris-Saint Germain for &pound;34m, has featured alongside Gary Cahill in some of the worst defensive performances any Antonio Conte side has produced.<br /> <br /> Best transfer window: Manchester United<br /> <br /> Manchester United were characteristically quick in rapping up their transfers well before deadline day. However, it&rsquo;s the calibre of their signings that has impressed pundits and driven fear into their opponents. Jose Mourinho in his first season has managed to sign a legend in the form of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and break the transfer record to acquire Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba. Pogba, though starting slowly has begun to bring games under his control and supplement a tasty United attack. The Portuguese also recruited Eric Bailly from Villarreal and Henrikh Mkhitaryan from Borussia Dortmund. Bailly has been superb at the back so far. <br /> <br /> Though the team has failed to impress so far, given their fluctuating performances, recent performances suggest that Mourinho&rsquo;s men are beginning to find their feet. http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/13346163/David-Luiz-miss_w300.jpg Teenage Monday, October 10, 2016 1:38 PM World Mental Health Day 2016 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/World-Mental-Health-Day-2016 Every October 10 is World Mental Health Day. World Mental Health Day (first celebrated in 1992) marks a time to educate and raise awareness of mental illness and its effects on people&rsquo;s lives worldwide.<br /> <br /> According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) in the United States, statistics suggest that, if unchecked, depression could become the leading illness in the world by 2030.<br /> <br /> It should then be clear that mental health (and conversely mental illness) is serious business and affects more people than most of us are aware of.<br /> <br /> Unfortunately a problem shared in the Caribbean is a lack of general information that is readily available and easily accessible to the public, about mental health and various mental illnesses, but steps have been taken locally in recent times to change that.<br /> <br /> Mental illness is no respecter of persons; it's not an uncommon struggle in Jamaica and one will find persons of varying ages and backgrounds affected by it.<br /> <br /> Ultimately it is important that all citizens play their part while looking to heads of government and policy-makers to make necessary expedient changes to support those who grapple with diagnosed mental illnesses. In the quest for total health and wellness, mental health must not be left out.<br /> <br /> While exercising and changing your diet, make time to check on the emotional and mental state you're in and that of others. Let's be well together. http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/13345913/Mental-Health_w300.jpg Teenage Monday, October 10, 2016 10:14 AM #StruttingTheWorld: Teenage plus-size model, Tajai McPherson http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/-StruttingTheWorld--Teenage-plus-size-model--Tajai-McPherson TCQ1: If you could have any superpower what would it be?<br /> <br /> TM: Flying, because I wouldn&rsquo;t have to take the bus.<br /> <br /> TCQ2: What is the most trouble you&rsquo;ve ever been in with your parents?<br /> <br /> TM: When mommy searched my phone and realise that I had a boyfriend (blushes and covers face).<br /> <br /> TCQ3: Which of these kids were you in high school: the popular kid, nerd, or just a part of the crowd?<br /> <br /> TM: I was a popular nerd.<br /> <br /> TCQ4: What is the most teenAGE thing that you do on a daily basis?<br /> <br /> TM: Text on my phone, WhatsApp, Instagram, Snapchat and Facebook.<br /> <br /> McPherson says she always wanted to become a model, and those around her saw it. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s always something that I wanted to do, and people would say, &lsquo;You look like a model, you could model&rsquo;,&rdquo; she told teenAGE.<br /> <br /> Having this long-time desire, coupled with the motivation from those who told her she could do well in the field, she decided to go for it, and see where it takes her.<br /> <br /> The native of Bull Bay, St Thomas would apply to become a model on Saint International&rsquo;s website, and was elated to receive an invitation to join the agency.<br /> <br /> &ldquo;At first when I went to the meeting, I was the only person who had on weight. I was there and I was like, &lsquo;Deiwight is going to send me home,&rsquo; but when I got interviewed by Deiwight, he was like, &lsquo;I don&rsquo;t want you to lose any weight&rsquo;,&rdquo; said the 18-year-old.<br /> <br /> She would enter the Fashion Face of the Caribbean competition in March 2015, and place third but is now signed to Muse Model Management, New York and MiLK Model Management in London.<br /> <br /> She hasn&rsquo;t walked any big international runways yet, but has been doing various development stints in New York and London. She also walked in Saint Style Week this summer, and was a big hit, especially at the staple finale, Fashion Block.<br /> <br /> McPherson has hopes to make it big on the international fashion circuit, and ultimately hopes to walk for plus size designer, Evans<br /> <br /> and ultimately, Victoria&rsquo;s Secret, a goal which, knowing her determination, she is odds on to achieve.<br /> <br /> In the meantime, she is happy with what she has achieved to date. <br /> <br /> &ldquo;It&rsquo;s a good feeling being the Caribbean&rsquo;s first plus size model,&rdquo; said the Excelsior High School past student, who said that modelling has helped her to overcome shyness.<br /> <br /> McPherson is looking forward to great modelling career and is willing to put in the work to not only be the Caribbean&rsquo;s first plus size model, but an excellent one at that.<br /> <br /> Outside of modelling, McPherson wants to become a lawyer, a goal she plans to pursue at the University of Technology come next year. http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/13340664/Tajai_w300.jpg Teenage Friday, October 07, 2016 5:51 PM Young student athletes receive scholarships from Honey Bun http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Young-student-athletes-receive-scholarships-from-Honey-Bun The students were recommended by their respective coaches and received either scholarships towards tuition or book vouchers from Honey Bun as part of the 'Black, Green and Goldie' celebration of their pastry product. <br /> <br /> The goldie, a Honey Bun product was launched in 2012 to commemorate the performance of Jamaican athletes at the London Olympics. <br /> <br /> Students who received tuition scholarships were Jaheim Gilmore, 14, from John Mills and Khamoy Farquherson, 17, from Edwin Allen. Gilmore competes in the 400m and 200m events and wants to become a soldier in the future. Farquherson, meanwhile will compete at the ISSA Boys and Girls Championships in class one this year.<br /> <br /> Tasha-Kay Ellis, 10, from Retreat and Samantha Morris, 16, from Lewisville High in St Elizabeth received book vouchers. The chirpy Ellis competes in all the sprint events and wants to become a teacher in the future. Morris wishes to come a Medical Doctor and plies her athletic trade in the 100m and 200m events. <br /> <br /> According to Janelle Brown, Marketing Executive at Honey Bun: &ldquo;Our living legends like Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce are passing their baton to the next generation and Honey Bun is taking steps to ensure that the pride we all feel does not end with them. Talent can only go so far, we must invest in these students so they too can grow into champions.&rdquo; <br /> <br /> Through the Black, Green, and Goldie Promotion, which began Friday, July 29, Honey Bun will donate part proceeds from the sale of its special Goldie eight-pack to student athletes from primary and high schools. Consumers will receive two free Goldies for every six bought, while stocks last. The special, which is available at Shoppers Fair supermarkets will run until August 30. http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/13324549/DSC_3201_w300.jpg Teenage Friday, September 30, 2016 1:49 PM #StruttingTheWorld: Waterhouse TEEN rules international runways http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Waterhouse-TEEN-rules-international-runways TCQ1: If you could have any superpower what would it be?<br /> <br /> JD: I would like to talk to under water animals, like Aqua Man, because I can&rsquo;t swim so if I am drowning I can call animals to help me.<br /> <br /> TCQ2: What&rsquo;s the most trouble you&rsquo;ve been in with your parents?<br /> <br /> JD:  I&rsquo;m a really shy guy. I haven&rsquo;t been in any trouble with my parents. I go by the rules.<br /> <br /> TCQ3: Which of these kids are you in high school: the nerd, just a part of the crowd, or the popular kid?<br /> <br /> JD: I&rsquo;m nerdy and dramatic.<br /> <br /> TCQ4: What is the most teenAGE thing you do on a daily basis?<br /> <br /> JD: Watch movies and text on my phone.<br /> <br /> JD&rsquo;s friends can testify of the TEEN&rsquo;s longstanding interest in fashion. He says that he would always tell them of how much he wanted to become a model, though he didn&rsquo;t think the opportunity existed in Jamaica. However, his dreams would come true  when an employee of Saint International came scouting at his high school, Penwood High.<br /> <br /> &ldquo;One of Deiwight&rsquo;s workers, Andrew, and a really tall girl came to my school. I didn&rsquo;t know what it was all about so I walked out of the class. Then I heard that they were looking for me. My friend showed them me and said, &lsquo;This guy has always wanted to become a model.&rsquo; They said to me: &lsquo;You know we&rsquo;re going to have a meeting this Saturday, you should come.&rsquo;,&rdquo; JD explained.<br /> <br /> The rest, as they say, is history. He would enter the Caribbean Fashion Face of the Caribbean in March after undergoing training, but only placed third. Even so, Saint CEO, Deiwight Peters saw JD&rsquo;s potential and proceeded to post photos of the model on his Instagram account.<br /> <br /> Since then, he has been receiving loads of attention from international model agencies and is now signed to D1 Models London; Premium Models, Paris and Why Not Models, Milan. <br /> <br /> In June of this year, he did pre-casting in Paris, followed by casting in London, resulting in him being chosen to walk for JW Anderson in London Fashion Week. The same week, the TEEN walked for award-winning designer, Grace Wales Bonner.<br /> <br /> &ldquo;I walked in two looks for her. That was a very big deal for me because I am a new face and I closed her show,&rdquo;  said JD, who was spotted by vogue in the Top Five Males to Watch from London Fashion Week.<br /> <br /> In Milan, JD walked for Missoni, Damir Doma and Diesel Black Bold, and was again spotted by Vogue, this time in the Top 15 Faces to Remember from Milan Fashion Week.<br /> <br /> His Paris trek saw him walking for Officine Generale and Paul Smith.<br /> <br /> &ldquo;I loved that show, because I got to smile,&rdquo; he said of Paul Smith.<br /> <br /> Downer also revealed that he will be on the cover of Vogue, posing for his favourite designer Grace Wales Bonner, whose father is Jamaican. The designer is winner of the prestigious LVMH Award. <br /> <br /> Downer says the best thing about being a model is travelling the world.<br /> <br /> &ldquo;The best thing is that we get to travel the world. It&rsquo;s an awesome experience for me. I&rsquo;m young and a lot of people want this opportunity that I&rsquo;m getting right now. Even to go to places like Paris that almost every human being wants to go. To see the Eiffel Tower [and] go to the Louvre to see the Mona Lisa.<br /> <br /> &ldquo;I haven&rsquo;t had a bad experience as a model. Everything is on point. Model life is perfect,&rdquo; he continued.<br /> <br /> The fifth form student, who wants to pursue an international acting career as well, says that what sells you as a model is your personality.<br /> <br /> &ldquo;Once you&rsquo;re a model, you have to understand yourself. Your personality should be on point. It&rsquo;s about having fun in your work,&rdquo; says the super confident and energetic model.<br /> <br /> --Aldane Walters<br /> <br /> Photos: Bryan Cummings http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/13324529/Jermaine-Downer_w300.jpg Teenage Friday, September 30, 2016 1:30 PM teenAGE sports writers Matchday 7 predictions http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/teenAGE-sports-writers-Matchday-7-predictions One point is awarded for the correct result and two points for the correct scoreline.<br /> <br /> The current table looks like this:<br /> <br /> Yakum - 11<br /> <br /> Brian - 8<br /> <br /> Trevann - 6<br /> <br /> Alexei - 2<br /> <br /> Join us and let us know your thoughts on our predictions as well as your own predictions.<br /> <br /> Trevann&rsquo;s predictions:<br /> <br /> Swansea 1-2 Liverpool<br /> <br /> Cheslea 1-1 Hull<br /> <br /> Man Utd 3-1 Stoke City<br /> <br /> Tottenham 2-3 Manchester City<br /> <br /> Alexei&rsquo;s predictions:<br /> <br /> Swansea 0-2 Liverpool<br /> <br /> Hull1-3 Chelsea<br /> <br /> Man Utd 2-0 Stoke City<br /> <br /> Tottenham 1-3 Man City<br /> <br /> Yakum&rsquo;s predictions:<br /> <br /> Swansea 0-3 Liverpool<br /> <br /> Hull 0-2 Chelsea<br /> <br /> Man Utd 1-1 Stoke<br /> <br /> Tottenham 1-1 Man City<br /> <br /> Brian&rsquo;s predictions:<br /> <br /> Swansea 2-1 Liverpool<br /> <br /> Hull 1-2 Chelsea<br /> <br /> Man Utd 2-1 Stoke City<br /> <br /> Tottenham 2-3 Man City http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/12464922/173028__w300.jpg Teenage Friday, September 30, 2016 6:01 AM Champions League player of the week- Matchday 2 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Champions-League-player-of-the-week--Matchday-2 Regardless of your preferred team, it is safe to say that the player of the match week that was predicted. Islam Slimani, has stepped up and earned his title as player of the matchday. <br /> <br /> Leicester City clipped Porto 1-0 with the single goal coming from the 'dragon slayer' Islam Slimani in the 25th minute. Leicester shook off their embarrassing Manchester United defeat to become the first English team to win their first two Champions League fixtures. With a typically strong defense, Slimani only had to do his job and Leicester City would have collected the three points.  <br /> <br /> Slimani really stepped up and did his job against Porto and for that, he is our Champions League player of the matchday. http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/13316691/Slimani_w300.jpg Teenage Thursday, September 29, 2016 2:48 PM