Cooling down

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 summ ... Read More

Summer Snaxx
The end of another summer is fast approaching and back to school preparations are underway. So, whil ... Read More

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. Coronation for Miss Teen Portmore this Sunday
THE grand finals of the the Lasco/Curves Miss Teen Portmore Scholarship Pageant 2014 will be held at ... Read More

Meghan Trainor Around the Entertainment Globe
5 New to the Billboard charts with a hot new song is 21-year-old American Meghan Trainor with her si ... Read More

Can anyone stop Bayern Munich?

with ALEXEI DaCOSTA | Tuesday, August 19, 2014    

Dortmund’s Marcel Schmelzer (right), challenges for the ball with
Munich’s Thomas Mueller during the German soccer Super Cup
match between Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich in
Dortmund, Germany, on Wednesday, August 13, 2014. (PHOTOS: AP)

LAST season Bayern Munich won the German Bundesliga at a canter, finishing 20 points ahead of their closest rival Borussia Dortmund. Any neutral would want a more competitive, tighter league but the champions have only got stronger during the off-season. With that said, we will preview the teams expected to pose the biggest threat on Bayern's dominance as well as the league's cellar dwellers. Top 4 teams Bayern Munich: The Bavarians squad dominated the league last season as well as the German ... Read More

King Louis’ reign starts with loss

with ALEXEI DaCOSTA | Tuesday, August 19, 2014    

United’s Wayne
Rooney, right,
scores against
Swansea City
during their
English Premier
League soccer
match at Old
Trafford Stadium,
England on
Saturday August
16, 2014.

New manager Louis van Gaal began his Manchester United tenure with a disappointing home loss to Swansea City 2-1 on Saturday. As expected, the home team started with a 3-5-2 formation and dominated possession throughout, but conceded the lead when Ki Seung-Yeung struck after 28 minutes. Captain Wayne Rooney equalised for United with an overhead kick in the second period, but 18 minutes from time, Gylfi Sigurdsson (recent signee from Tottenham Hotspurs) sealed the game for the Swans. It was Unite ... Read More

28 talented teens

Tuesday, August 12, 2014    

All the contestants

THE grand coronation of the fifth staging of Miss Jamaica Caribbean Talented Teen is scheduled for August 23, 2014. The event, which features Jamaica's most talented teenagers from across the island and provides university scholarships and the opportunity to represent Brand Jamaica across the Caribbean. Recently, the lovely delegates of the Miss Jamaica Caribbean Talented Teen 2014 pageant were officially sashed in a programme that presented a radiant showcase of young talent. This year for ... Read More

Big opportunity for Jamaica in ‘The Throw’

Tuesday, August 12, 2014    

Basil Bingham, one of Jamaica’s bright young
talents in throwing events, performing at the
Throwers ‘R Us/Big Shot 2014 earlier this year.

JAMAICA'S athletes have accumulated a huge Olympic medal haul in sprinting, but the country has achieved relatively little in the field events over the years. Throws coach Michael Vassell says that is about to change. "We see Olympic throwing medals in our future, as we have several prospects for 2016," he declared. The well-established discus, shot put and javelin throws are among the oldest sports, all forming part of modern Olympic throwing. The hammer throw is a newer development, but is ... Read More

teen TALK

Tuesday, August 12, 2014    

Nicki Minaj

ASHENE Brown, a 19-year-old University of Technology student, an aspiring pharmacist is our feature for Teen Talk this week. Sashene expresses herself: teenAGE: Tell us about you in a few sentences: Sashene Brown (SB): I'd say I'm a typical girl, but others have disagreed with me on that matter many times. I'm a warm, kind-hearted, steadfast and passionate person. I've been raised by two very special people who have taught me so many values in life and who are partly responsible for the grea ... Read More


Tuesday, August 12, 2014    


Sandals Foundation scholarship recipients from the Montego Bay Region, Rehema Tucker (left) and Vanesa Barnaby got a special greeting from the Sesame Street Character Zoey during a luncheon at Beaches Negril. Oshando Brydson, a Sandals Foundation scholarship recipient from the Montego Bay Region greets our lens during a game inside the X-Box Play Lounge at Beaches Negril. Enjoying a delicious brunch with Sandals Foundation's Care for Kids scholarship recipients, Sandals Whitehouse's public rel ... Read More

England’s top clubs prepare to do battle

Tuesday, August 12, 2014    

football final

T is that time of year again when the new Barclays Premier League season is set to begin. This year the most exciting league in the world returns after an international football-filled break of three months since last May. We will look at the teams expected to grab headlines at both ends of the table. Top five teams Manchester City: City are the defending champions and still has the most impressive squad at their disposal, as such they are rightly the bookie's favourites to win again. So far, ... Read More

Queen Crowned

Tuesday, August 05, 2014    

Meca-Gaye Francis, (seated), 17 -year-old Campion College student smiles happily after being crowned
Miss Teen Jamaica 2014-2015. From left: She is flanked by Melinda Levy, 17-year-old Glenmuir High
student in fifth place; third-place winner Zalika Francis, 16-year-old Bog Walk High student; second-place
winner Kelsey-Jo Sharpe, 17-year-old student of Immaculate Conception High school; and Lashaine
Simms, 17-year-old deCarteret College student in fourth place.

THE crowning of Miss Teen Jamaica took place recently at The Courtleigh Auditorium. It was a night for showcasing the talents and beauty of 15 of Jamaica's teenaged girls. They represented schools from all over the island and certainly did not disappoint their parishes or the judges. The evening started with the girls reciting the biographies of some of the world's most powerful and influential women, such as our Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller and Oprah Winfrey. It was a nice opening fo ... Read More

Flow back-to-school grant delights patrons at Wonderland

Tuesday, August 05, 2014    

The winner of Flow’s $30,000 back-to-school scholarship giveaway,
Racquel McDonald beams with excitement alongside Nicole Campbell
Flow’s sponsorship manager), daughter Demoya Williams and Trace
Gayle, distribution channel co-ordinator at Flow.

HE promoters of 'Wonderland' brought an amusement park right smack in the middle of Kingston, on the grounds of Jamaica College on Sunday, July 27. Wet and Dry rides, clowns and cotton candy were the order of the day as parents brought their children out for a fun-filled experience before the end of a long summer holiday. However, amid all the fun, Flow, in recognising that the back-to-school period can be a financial strain on many of Jamaica's parents, decided to give one lucky patron the ch ... Read More

Hydrating YOU

Tuesday, August 05, 2014    

Hydrating YOU

E are already halfway through the summer and the sun is in full effect with its heat forcing us to be constantly in front of fans or an AC unit. A great way of beating the effects of the sun is through water. Of course, drinking a lot of water is something that we often hear, but do you really take it seriously? Water is lost through breathing, sweat and urine and needs to be replaced daily. Here is some important infor about drinking water: 1 Being thirsty does not mean that you are dehydr ... Read More



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