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first_imgMurray wins BBC award BIRMINGHAM, England (AP): Andy Murray has been voted BBC Sports Personality of the Year for a record third time after winning the Wimbledon and Olympic singles titles in 2016 and also finishing the season as the world’s top-ranked player. Murray won the domestic award in 2013 and 2015, too. The 29-year-old Murray capped the best season of his career by beating Novak Djokovic to win the ATP finals in London and claim a fifth straight title, earning him the year-end No. 1 ranking. He hasn’t lost since September 16. Two-time Olympic triathlon champion Alistair Brownlee was second in the voting and Olympic show-jumping gold medalist Nick Skelton came third at a ceremony in Birmingham, central England.last_img

29-year-old gets 65 years for raping girls aged 14 and 8

first_imgWest Coast Berbice labourer Krishna Tulapersaud was on Wednesday sentenced to a total of 65 years’ imprisonment by Justice Sandil Kissoon in the Berbice Assizes.The 29-year-old convict has been convicted of raping two girls, respectively aged 14 and 8 years old, who, during the trial, were revealed to be family members of the rapist. Tulapersaud was indicted on two counts of sexual activity with a child family member, for both of which the jury found him guilty. Justice Kissoon imposed a 14-year jail term for the first count of rape, and a 51-year jail term for the second count; and ordered that the sentences run consecutively. Evidence presented during the trial indicated that Tulapersaud had sex with the teenager on several occasions. Krishna Tulapersaud was represented by Attorney-at-law Charandass Persaud.last_img read more


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