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first_img Gasparyan wins Baku Cup BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP): Margarita Gasparyan of Russia won her first WTA title yesterday by beating Patricia Maria Tig of Romania 6-3, 5-7, 6-0 in the Baku Cup final. Gasparyan served for the match when up 5-4 in the second set but was broken back at love. However, she dominated the final set to wrap up the win in 21/2 hours. Gasparyan had never won a main-draw match at the WTA level before this tournament, while Tig – a qualifier – was also playing in her first tour final. The 112th-ranked Gasparyan said “it’s been an amazing tournament for me.” South Sudan gains Olympic status KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP): With an Olympic flag draped around his neck, the official from South Sudan couldn’t contain his emotion. Moments after his war-torn country was officially recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) yesterday, Tong Chor Malke Deran wiped tears from his eyes and later broke down when talking about the plight of his nation’s athletes. The decision means the world’s newest nation will be able to have its competitors enter the stadium in Rio de Janeiro next year behind their own flag. More importantly, the country’s near non-existent sporting infrastructure and athletes will receive funding assistance from the IOC. South Sudan, which split from Sudan and became independent in 2011, has been hit by civil war for the past two years. Three straight for Isner ATLANTA (AP): John Isner won the Atlanta Open for the third straight year, beating Marcos Baghdatis 6-3, 6-3 yesterday at Atlantic Station. The top-seeded former University of Georgia star has reached the finals in Atlanta in five of the past six years and is 20-3 in the event. He has 10 ATP Tour titles. Baghdatis, who appeared to suffer a right-leg injury late in the first set of his 12th ATP final and first since 2011, scored just two points against 18 Isner serves in the second set. The 6-foot-10 Isner ripped 13 aces to push his four-match total to 90. He won 27 of 28 points on his first serves and nine of 11 points on his second serves. Bob and Mike Bryan won the doubles final for their record 107th title, beating Gilles Muller and Colin Fleming 4-6, 7-6 (2), 10-3.last_img read more

27 foreign women detained after ‘strip club’ raid

first_imgRanks in A Division (Georgetown-East Bank Demerara) on Friday evening swoop down on an illegal bar on the East Bank of Demerara (EBD) where they found some 27 female foreign nationals. The raid occurred from 21:50h to 23:55h at the Bikers Bar located at Lot 22 Covent Garden Public Road, EBD.Public Relations Officer of the Police Force, Jairam Ramlakhan said in a statement on Saturday that the Police were acting on a report received that a ‘strip club’ was being operated at the road front bar when they visited the establishment.A search was carried out at the premises and during the two-hour period, 27 female foreign nationals were found in the building. The females have since been detained and are assisting with the investigation.The ranks also picked up the owner/operator of the facility, who resides at Nutmeg Street, North Ruimveldt, Georgetown.In addition, a case of liquor was also seized and lodged since there were no licence granted to operate “any business whatsoever” on the premises.There was a supermarket operated by Chinese nationals at the premises prior to the opening of the bar. Bandits had robbed the Fresh Mart Supermarket back in 2016 of close to a one million dollars in cash and valuables.last_img read more


first_imgThe man seriously injured in a crash on Saturday night has died in hospital.Stephen McElwaine, 34, was taken to Letterkenny General Hospital for treatment following the single vehicle crash on the Drumkeen to Stranorlar road at Ballinaglack at 9.40pm.Two other men travelling in the van were treated at the scene for minor injuries. Mr.McElwaine, from Convoy, died a short time ago at Letterkenny General HospitalA full investigation has been launched into the crash.It is believed the van in which Mr McElwaine was a passenger flipped over onto its roof.Garda forensic experts spent Sunday examining the scene. Mr McElwaine’s mother was on holidays in Canada when she learned of the incident and arrived home today.Anyone with information is asked to contact Letterkenny Garda station on (074) 9167100, Ballybofey Garda station on (074) 9137740, or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.MAN INJURED IN CRASH DIES IN HOSPITAL was last modified: June 19th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:accidentBallybofeyGARDAI APPEAL FOR HELP AFTER CRASH LEAVES LOCAL MAN SERIOUSLY HURTlast_img read more