Race to the cup


THE schoolboy football season is almost upon us and with the fixtures for each group already released, fans are anxiously awaiting what is almost sure to be another fantastic Manning Cup. Here is an in-depth look at each group including the matches to watch out for and the predicted schools to prog ... Read More

Miss Jamaica Festival Queen
Anjell Bryan (left), educator
and lifestyle coach, Althea
Laing (centre) and Miss Teen
Jamaica and CAP Secretary,
Meca-Gaye Francis (right)
pause to share a moment
during the CDA’s National
Children’s Summit held at the
Jamaica Conference Centre. Hundreds benefit from National Children's Summit
A wide cross section of children in Jamaica got a chance to voice their opinion on issues affecting ... Read More

Public Defender Essay Competition extended to October 3 Public Defender Essay Competition extended to October 3
ENTRIES for the Essay Competition mounted by the Office of the Public Defender (OPD), and targeted t ... Read More

Giving Youth a Purpose Giving Youth a Purpose
Dr. Trevor Hamilton, developer of the Purposeful Alignment psychometric assessment (2nd right) and M ... Read More

European Football Round-Up

Tuesday, September 02, 2014    

Former Manchester United striker Mame Biram Diouf scored a sensational solo goal to condemn Manchester City to a rare home loss, 1-0 to Stoke City. Diouf received the ball in the middle of his own half and proceeded to run towards City's goal, finishing with a nutmeg between Joe Hart's legs. Also on Saturday, a nine-goal thriller ended Everton 3 - Chelsea 6. One may not have seen this result coming -- both teams had two of the three best defensive records last season in England. Diego Costa sco ... Read More

Juventus face stiff Serie A challenge

Tuesday, September 02, 2014    

The last three seasons of the Italian Serie A saw Turin side Juventus finish easily as champions under manager Antonio Conte. The champions have gone through a managerial change since May but will the chasing pack seize the chance to snatch the Scudetto from Juve's grasp? We will look at those likely to be at the top as well as at the bottom. Top three Juventus Exit Antonio Conte and enter Massimiliano Allegri. The most significant change at the club happened in the dugout as Juventus will be ... Read More

My first day

Tuesday, August 26, 2014    

Stephen Priestley, Senior Operations
Manager at Digicel, shows K’Lah
Whylie some cool apps on his phone
that she would be able to use during
her high school tenure.

FOR the older teens who are off to college, the first day of high school seems like ages ago. And the remember-whens are sure to pass through many lips in days to come. Every year a new crop of students face the unknown — the first day of high school. What to expect; what are the right moves to make; who should they talk to on the first day of school? Well, we can’t answer all of those questions, but six first-formers will get some good advice from Digicel managers and brand ambassa ... Read More

2015 Festival of Performing Arts Competition now open for entries

Tuesday, August 26, 2014    

Students of the Ardenne High
School in performance at the
2013 National Festival of the
Performing Arts Competition.

The Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC), an agency of the Ministry of Youth and Culture is now accepting entries for the 2015 Festival of the Performing Arts Competition. Entries for the annual competition are being accepted in the areas of speech, drama, music, traditional folk forms and dance and will close on Tuesday, September 30, 2014. The competition is open to individuals, schools, community groups, youth clubs, social clubs, performing arts clubs, churches as well as individ ... Read More

Spurs surge ahead of rivals

Tuesday, August 26, 2014    

After two rounds of matches, Tottenham Hotspur lead the table after securing their second win from as many matches. Their resounding 4-0 win against newly-promoted Queens Park Rangers was sealed by a reinvigorated Nacer Chadli (2), young Eric Dier and Emmanuel Adebayor. The best game this weekend happened at Goodison Park as Everton battled Arsenal to a 2-2 draw. Everton deservedly had the lead at the break through a Seamus Coleman far post header while Steven Naismith scored a controversial go ... Read More

Atletico face stiff championship battle

Tuesday, August 26, 2014    

Atletico’ players celebrate their victory with the trophy during a Spanish Supercup
second leg soccer match between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid at Vicente
Calderon stadium in Madrid, Spain, early Saturday, August 23, 2014. (PHOTOS: AP)

Atletico Madrid did the near impossible last season of breaking the decade long dominance of Real Madrid and Barcelona in Spain. They are now faced with the even harder task of retaining their La Liga title. This will be an even tighter title race. Top Four: Real Madrid: After purchasing World Cup stars Keylor Navas, James Rodriguez and Toni Kroos, Real Madrid have automatically become La Liga favourites. They finished a disappointing third in the league last season and this provides added mot ... Read More

Cooling down

By Aldane Walters | Tuesday, August 19, 2014    

THE summer days are long and hot. Generally, we try to use conventional methods of cooling down, such as turning on the fan or loading up on cold beverages. But what happens when your fan starts blowing hot air, or you just simply want a change? Here are some different ways of keeping cool this summer. 1 Prepare a spray bottle with unsweetened peppermint tea, stick it in the fridge and spray on your face when you get hot. The peppermint has a cooling effect on your skin. 2 Freeze water bottles ... Read More

Summer Snaxx

Tuesday, August 19, 2014    

The end of another summer is fast approaching and back to school preparations are underway. So, while there may not be plenty of time to be having fun there will always be time to eat. The teenAGE Observer's Summer Snaxx feature allows for cooks from all areas of expertise to get creative in the kitchen using simple ingredients found in every home. Here we'll highlight a few 'quick fixes' that can be prepared in those instances when you just want something to munch on during the day (or night) ... Read More

Coronation for Miss Teen Portmore this Sunday

Tuesday, August 19, 2014    

Reigning Miss Teen Portmore 2013, Shanon
Johnson listens attentively as acting Mayor
of the Portmore Municipality, Leon Thomas,
explains some of plaques hanging on the
wall of his parlour during her tour of his
office recently.

THE grand finals of the the Lasco/Curves Miss Teen Portmore Scholarship Pageant 2014 will be held atop the roof of the Portmore Pines Plaza, St Catherine, on Sunday, August 24. Over 400 Portmore teenagers applied to enter the contest, 70 took part in the elimination show and after-party at the Portmore Pines Plaza on July 11, and 26 were selected for the finals and presented to their sponsors. Since then, the girls have toured sections of the island, including stops at the Institute of Jamaica ... Read More

Around the Entertainment Globe

Tuesday, August 19, 2014    

Meghan Trainor

5 New to the Billboard charts with a hot new song is 21-year-old American Meghan Trainor with her single All About That Bass. Currently ranked at number four on the US chart on an upward trend, the song comprises a pleasing tetro R&B rhythm. The song is intended to make plus-size girls feel better about themselves, but has received criticisms of containing lyrics that can be interpreted as disrespectful to slim females. Trainor retains that "I'm not bashing skinny girls, I know even you (ski ... Read More



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