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 Cheeky Costa, goal-scoring records broken etc http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/football-roundup-29-11-15 1. Jose Mourinho, in an attempt to somehow turn around Chelsea's disastrous start to the season, has his eyes set on Alex Teixeira. If the name does not sound familiar, maybe you know him as the person who kicked off the scoring for Shaktar Donetsk which almost cost Real Madrid the game (more in the Champs League Round up). The 25 year old Brazilian has scored 23 goals in 23 games for Shaktar this season. This is a huge contrast to the four goals Diego Costa netted this season for the Blues. Chelsea is said to be preparing to launch a £30m bid for him. Teenage Sun, 29 Nov 2015 17:02:42 GMT Vardy steals headlines http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/euro-roundup-29-11-15 Kevin De Bruyne regained his early season form to propel Manchester City to a 3-1 victory over Southampton on Saturday. The Belgian playmaker scored the opener and created a couple against a lacklustre Southampton unit, whose goal came from the busy Shane Long. Teenage Sun, 29 Nov 2015 16:54:53 GMT Barca rampant on Matchday 5 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/cl-roundup-29-11-2015 Barcelona continued to show dominance on Tuesday against Roma at the Camp Nou. Barcelona ripped through the Romans' defense, beating them 6-1. Lionel Messi who has been missing because of injury, showed the world he is truly back, netting two goals. Luis Suarez also scored two while Gerard Pique and Adriano scored the other goals. After a long night of trying to crack the defense, Edin Džeko from Roma managed to get one past ter Stegen in the 90th minute. Barcelona are group winners and will progress to the Round of 16 following their massive win, while a win against Bate Borisov will secure Roma a place in the round of 16. Teenage Sun, 29 Nov 2015 15:41:05 GMT Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole kill it on new releases http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/black-friday-jcole-kendrick-lamar The two rappers on Friday night took to the social media platform Twitter and both tweeted a Soundcloud link to their new songs along with the handle of the other. The songs, both entitled Black Friday were more than fitting given what day it was. For those of us who didn’t get to participate in the sale of the year, it’s pretty safe to say that this gift was more than just a gift, it was a blessing and we were quite content.  Teenage Sun, 29 Nov 2015 15:08:09 GMT Quite Viral episode 14 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/quite-viral-14 Teenage Sun, 29 Nov 2015 11:41:57 GMT 'Mash di Button' this Sunday  http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/mash-di-button-tournament-this-sunday   Teenage Fri, 27 Nov 2015 11:22:55 GMT Teach folk history in schools http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/history-and-social-adjustment Once upon a time Education Minister Rev. Thwaites was proposing we reinstate Civics in school curriculums. While we haven't heard much about that since, it's caused us to really think about necessary improvements to our school curriculums. Teenage Fri, 27 Nov 2015 11:18:59 GMT YUTEs aglow with employment http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/yute-programme The innovative programme of Youth Upliftment Through Employment (YUTE) is providing the opportunity for 50 young people to access self-employment through the Internet, as well as a powerful “enrichment package” of leadership skills, financial literacy and mentoring. The YUTE Microwork Programme, which runs from August 2015 to July 2016, is helping these 18 to 29 year-olds from vulnerable communities in the Kingston Metropolitan Area to access much needed income-generating opportunities. The technical aspect of the training teaches them how to perform a range of online tasks for international clients using the YUTE Microwork portal (yutejamaica.net) that was developed for the programme. Teenage Thu, 26 Nov 2015 10:20:44 GMT SRC Essay Competition http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/src-essay-comp Teenage Thu, 26 Nov 2015 10:15:00 GMT Meeting the Zingers http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/meeting-the-zingers-and-swimming-with-dolphins The well known fast food franchise took their lucky winner Sidoney Pratt and her four friends, Eleaska Dixon, Kimberly Chin, Chevaughn Stephenson and Sunil Pratt for a day of adventure at the famous Dolphin Cove attraction in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. The third and final Zinger Hawaiian adventure required only a love of dolphins plus dare-devil nerves of steel to swim with the sharks and zip across the sea’s violent waves.  Teenage Thu, 26 Nov 2015 09:32:06 GMT International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/internation-day-for-elimination-of-violence-against-women 35% of women and girls globally experience some form of physical and/or sexual violence in their lifetime. And although there is little data available on psychological abuse, there is existing evidence to suggest a high prevalence of this strain of violence against women that diminishes their sense of dignity and self-worth through methods such as verbal assault, confinement, intimidation and threats of physical violence. Teenage Wed, 25 Nov 2015 17:08:33 GMT Young Chef's Cooking Club: fun & food  http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/teenFOODIE-young-chefs-cooking-club It was a bleak afternoon recently and Panton was expecting a group of students from Wolmer’s Boys’ School in Kingston. #teenFOODIE was among this batch of students. When we settled in, the chef greeted us with a warm smile and was evidently comfortable in her space. As the class began, she introduced the students to the knives (fancy names and all), as well as the various chops. Each student was allowed to try various chops and knife cuts on their vegetables. This method of learning by participation was the way things were kept, as the students were taught to chop carrots, onions, garlic, and later de-boned and seared a chicken breast.  This was exciting as the students were allowed to choose from an array of spices to season their poultry. This as careful guidance was given throughout and her keen assistant, Yanique made sure nothing was ever out of place or messy. Panton was effortless in her delivery and was evidently the boss of her kitchen. Teenage Tue, 24 Nov 2015 15:30:10 GMT She asks, he answers http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/she-asks-he-answers-1 teenAGErs and young people have relationship issues too. They have questions, and their peers have opinions. But are there any answers? Teenage Tue, 24 Nov 2015 00:42:49 GMT Wolmer's BBQ 2k15 a success http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/wolmers-bbq-review2015-11-23T09-56-02 * The event had two main hosts, Lady Pragmatic and Spoogy, who both kept the vybs up and the partiers dancing. Not a frown was around with these guys in town! The fact that they were giving away credit the whole night was an added bonus; from $100-$1000 they had everyone's fingers working. Teenage Mon, 23 Nov 2015 12:51:19 GMT 5 awesome moments from the AMAs http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/five-awesome-moments-from-the-AMAS 1. JLo's opening number: Jennifer Lopez aka Jenny from the block did a pretty good job hosting the show last night. She helped make sure the night was great from start to finish with her great outfit changes and superb opener. The stunning 46 year old changed outfits a jaw-dropping 10 times Sunday night and opened the show with a great dance number to some of 2015's hottest songs. Teenage Mon, 23 Nov 2015 11:23:14 GMT JCapri in serious accident, in need of blood http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/jcapri-in-need-of-blood Her well wishers have been making pleas for the donation of blood at the University Hospital ASAP. Donors are asked to donate in the name Jordan Phillips. Opening hours are from 8am-3:30pm. Teenage Mon, 23 Nov 2015 10:24:55 GMT Mockingjay part 2 review http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/mockingjay-part-2-review However, apart from Perry’s frantic yet comedic screams, laughs and “Up Uuup”s throughout the movie, Mockingjay Part 2 really wasn’t all that. Following two excellent instalments, the Hunger Games franchise stumbled to a grim, lack lustre conclusion. It’s not a terrible movie but it short changed the fans that extra oomph. Out of 10 it scores a comfortable 6.5.  Teenage Sun, 22 Nov 2015 17:09:04 GMT Zlatan to Arsenal, LVG's dreams etc http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/football-roundup-22-11-15 1. Manchester United's manager, Louis Van Gaal, is reportedly willing to spend £80million to re-sign Cristiano Ronaldo, six years after he left Old Trafford. While he admits that he is looking at other players, Manchester United is actively pursuing him. So will Ronaldo become a Red Devil once again? It's a possibility because Ronaldo is said to be reviewing his future with Real Madrid after the end of the season, as he and Rafa Benitez don't see eye to eye. In addition to that, Real Madrid say they would be prepared for him to leave for £80million. Teenage Sun, 22 Nov 2015 16:56:28 GMT Leicester on top http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/euro-roundup-22-11-15 Meanwhile Manchester City looked quite ordinary against Liverpool, losing 4-1. Sergio Aguero pulled one back for Manchester City while Philippe Countinho, Roberto Firmino, Martin Skrtel and Eliaquim Mangala (own goal) secured the three points for Liverpool. Teenage Sun, 22 Nov 2015 16:44:21 GMT Quite Viral episode 13 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/quite-viral-ep13 Alzheimer's = all she america?? Portia was named a National Hero in 2000? Teenage Sat, 21 Nov 2015 17:25:28 GMT Jelena romance rekindled? http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/romance-rekindled-jelena Patrons hopped on social media to marvel at the fact that not only were Selena and Justin together at the bar, but that apparently they'd chosen to meet up. Justin even did an impromtu serenade for his girl, throwing it back with The Temptations' 1960s hit My Girl.  Teenage Sat, 21 Nov 2015 17:10:40 GMT Tyga and Kylie split http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/tyga-and-kylie-split If you're a fan of the couple, rest assured that some are weighing in and believe that the split is only temporary. But if you're not then all's fair in love and war, right? [Pictures have even surfaced of A$AP Rocky and the Kardashian cub. Some have said that he isn't called A$AP for nothing.  Teenage Sat, 21 Nov 2015 17:03:53 GMT Mission Catwalk All Stars tonight! http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/mission-catwalk-roundup-and-preview Year after year they have provided an avenue for young designers across the Caribbean to showcase their talented work; with a winner being selected at the end. This competition has helped a myriad of designers transition into the challenging but rewarding world of fashion. Teenage Sat, 21 Nov 2015 16:39:16 GMT YIC corporate mix a success http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/yic-corporate-mix The mixer was the club's way of ending their first semester's activities. They provided a relaxing opportunity for the students to taste various fine wines, along with the appropriate finger foods. The students also enjoyed each other's company by playing a few games and engaging in joyful chitchat.  Teenage Fri, 20 Nov 2015 14:50:44 GMT Half marathon, half 10k http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/half-marathon-half-10k Actually, the school programme was launched 15 years ago, and at least two students have gone on to perform at the international level. They are: Natoya Goule from Manchester High School, and Kemoy Campbell from Bellfield High School. Both students represented Jamaica at this year’s World Championships in long and middle distance events. Teenage Fri, 20 Nov 2015 14:46:27 GMT