Confirmed: Britain to legalize Gay Marriage





British legislators have approved gay marriage despite fierce opposition from members of Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservative party.

Members of the House of Commons - the lower House - voted on Tuesday by 400 to 175 to approve the draft law allowing same-sex couples to marry in England and Wales.

The move puts Britain on track to join the ten countries that allow same-sex couples to marry,



  
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West Ham beats EPL champs Man City

West Ham United defeated current English Premiership champions Manchester City 2-1 to claim their third straight win in the league. Morgan Amalfitano fired West Ham ahead in the 20th minute after an assist from Enner Valencia. The champions were thwarted on numerous occasions and saw the deficit increase, when Diafra Sakho scored from a header as West Ham fans were in dreamland. City finally responded and it was through a wonder goal from David Silva whose left footed curler found the back of the net. The Hammers held on to claim a famous win at Upton Park.
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Alia Atkinson wins 2 Gold, 1 Bronze in Beijing

Alia Atkinson wins 2 Gold, 1 Bronze in Beijing
Jamaica's Alia Atkinson finished the Beijing, China leg of the FINA/MASTBANK Swimming World Cup 2014, with two Gold and one Bronze medal. At today's second and final day of the competition, the Jamaican in a time of 29.15s won Gold in the Women's 50m Breaststroke final,and finished third for Bronze in the final of the Women's 100m Individual Medley with a time of 59.05s. During yesterday's session, Atkinson in the 100m Breaststroke final she also won Gold clocking 1:04.11s
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Arsenal secures comfortable win at Sunderland

Arsenal claimed a 2-0 win at the Stadium of Light over relegation threatened Sunderland in the English Premiership today. Alexis Sanchez pounced on defensive mistake by the Sunderland defence to fire the Gunners ahead in the 30th minute. Sanchez extended the lead after the Sunderland keeper's poor clearance and the win was secured further with the goal. Sunderland offered little quality as Arsenal secured all three points to climb to fourth place with 14 points, while Sunderland sit on 8 points.
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Car overturns along Mandela Highway

A motorcar overturned along a section of Mandela Highway in St. Catherine this morning. The crash triggered a pile up of traffic along the thoroughfare. There were no immediate reports of casualties. If you have further details post.
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Real Madrid stuns Barcelona in El Clasico

Real Madrid stuns Barcelona in El Clasico
Real Madrid claimed a come from behind 3-1 win to claim bragging rights in 'El Clasico' played at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium today. Barcelona took an early when Neymar fired in just after 3 minutes to stun Madrid. The home side replied but Karim Benzema's two efforts hit the bar and Madrid were awarded a penalty after Gerard Pique was adjudged to have handled in the area. Cristiano Ronaldo stepped up to score his 17th goal in 11 games to equalise for Madrid in the 33rd minute. Pepe gave Madrid their first lead in the game with a header after 50 minutes, before Benzema extended the lead 11 minutes later finishing off a fine team effort for 3-1. Madrid finished the match dominating Barcelona to claim all three points, and closed the gap at the top of the league to one point.
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Newport Fersan JA hosts over 200 farmers at Holland Estate

Newport Fersan JA hosts over 200 farmers at Holland Estate
Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Donovan Stanberry commended Newport-Fersan (Jamaica) Limited (NFJ) and J. Wray and Nephew Limited (JWN) for their pioneering work resulting in increased productivity: “I am extremely impressed with the quality of the fields seen, the kind of management and the agronomic practices employed at Holland. This augers well for the entire sugar industry.” Mr. Stanberry was speaking at a Field Day organized by NFJ and JWN for over 200 farmers and stakeholders at the Holland Sugar Estate in St. Elizabeth, on Thursday, October 16, 2014. This was held to showcase to farmers the effectiveness of NFJ’s pioneering work in DDP micronutrient fertilizer technology through the use of a “Precise Nutrition” programme. A copy of the full press release can be viewed below.
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PNP to hold 6 regional meetings on Sunday

A total of six regional meetings are to be held by the People's National Party (PNP) on Sunday, October 26 at designated venues throughout Jamaica, tomorrow, Sunday 26th October. These meetings, which are closed to the media and restricted to REC members only, will see the completion of the election of Officers, who will serve at the regional level throughout the organization. Regional chairpersons have already been elected as per the Party’s constitution in August, ahead of annual conference. Among the main issues for discussion at tomorrow’s RECs, will be the Party’s 2014-15 Programme of Political Work; the establishment of Regional Review Committees to address the proposed amendments to the Party’s Constitution; and the presentation of Provisional Councillor Candidates for the upcoming Local Government Elections. A copy of the full press release can be viewed below.
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Patient reportedly quarantined at Mandeville Regional Hospital

The Accident and Emergency Department of the Mandeville Regional Hospital has been cordoned off and staff reportedly put on high alert after a man of African descent allegedly presented symptoms including vomiting and diarrhea. The man who is reportedly a Doctor, has been put on quarantine at the hospital. There is no indication that the man traveled outside of Jamaica prior to falling ill.
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Woman accused of harbouring fugitive held in Allman Town

A Woman who was held following the shooting death of 33-year-old vendor Shamar Salmon o/c “Pretty Pants” in Allman Town, Kingston this morning by Police, has been arrested. The Woman whose name was not released, was held after she was caught in the company of Salmon who is linked to the shooting death of four persons, who were then robbed of the CHEC payroll which amounted to nearly J$2 million in Bog Walk, St. Catherine earlier this week. Police stated that some of the funds stolen were recovered and two men are being questioned in relation to the incident.
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Maduro blames US for slide in global oil prices

Maduro blames US for slide in global oil prices
Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro has blamed the United States for slumping global oil prices. Maduro stated in a televised Cabinet meeting, that the US was “flooding” the market with cheaper shale oil to bring down prices due to their dispute with Russia, and to affect other oil-producing nations. "The U.S. and its allies want to affect oil prices to harm Russia, which produces around 10 million barrels per day, and that is the vital income of their economy," said Maduro.
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Thousands left without power after Gonzalo buffets Bermuda

Thousands left without power after Gonzalo buffets Bermuda
Thousands were left without power in Bermuda after Hurricane Gonzalo swept through the British island with winds of 110 mph. The powerful Hurricane flatten power lines and trees in its wake, however there were no reported fatalities from the storm. Assessments are now being done to ascertain the amount of damage left by the most powerful storm Atlantic storm since 2010 with Hurricane Igor.
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Health Minister to lead delegation to Cuba

Health Minister Dr. Fenton Ferguson is to lead a delegation to Cuba, as the Government seeks aid to combat any potential Ebola outbreak in Jamaica. The delegation will include members of the Private Sector, as Jamaica seeks help from the Cuban government to plan actions to handle any Ebola cases.
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After panic, no Ebola in Mandeville

The Mandeville Regional hospital in Manchester, Jamaica was temporarily closed after a male patient sought attention with symptoms including a high fever, vomiting and diahorrea. The patient is a retired University lecturer of African descent. Panic ensued as staff were sent home and the patient was temporarily quarantined, as persons speculated over whether he had Ebola. He was treated and sent home after it was confirmed that he had not travelled outside of Jamaica recently and had no chance of having Ebola.
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Passenger taken from Madrid plane returns negative Ebola test

Officials in Spain today stated that a Nigerian passenger who was taken off a plane, and three other persons have all tested negative for the deadly Ebola virus. The three other persons include a priest who recently visited Liberia, a man in Sierra Leone who tested positive for malaria, and a person who travelled in the same ambulance with Spain’s only Ebola victim Teresa Romeo. Another test will be conducted on all four persons within the next 72 hours in order to be given the all clear, the Spanish government said.
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Jamaica Mad to Raas!

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Successful Asian Leader says former Jamaican PM – “Ruinous”

Successful Asian Leader says former Jamaican PM – “Ruinous”
"(Jamaican) professionals felt they had no future"
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Controversy in London

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9.63s - Asafa's Pain

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Will Usain's 'Mobot' Pose After Winning the 4x100m Relay At The London 2012 Olympics Cost Him?

Trademarking a Pose, Can you? - Image and Branding The famous Mobot Pose - In honour of Mo Farah One of the biggest issues in the world
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J$3 Million Phone Bill for Government Minister ?

J$3 Million Phone Bill for Government Minister ?
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"24 Things I wished I knew before getting pregnant"

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