Taxi driver confesses to killing Guyana Goldfields employee

first_imgThe 28-year-old taxi driver who was arrested on Thursday in connection with the murder of Neil Whyte has confessed to the heinous crime during interrogation by detectives.Murdered, Neil WhyteAfter his confession, the East La Penitence man led a team of Police ranks to a taxi base at Fifth Street, Alberttown Georgetown, where he handed over several items belonging to the late Neil Whyte, along with a knife suspected to be the murder weapon.A Police source close to the investigation told this publication that the motive for the murder was robbery. With the confession, Police are also now focusing their attention on the security guard, who might have intentionally let the suspect into the compound to carry out the robbery on Whyte, who had returned from the interior hours prior to his death.Investigators believe that Whyte might have put up a fight with his attacker, thus the marks on his hands. Meanwhile, the initial suspect, an ex-employee of the mining company, who was arrested at his Berbice home hours after the murder, was released from Police custody on Friday.Guyana Times was told that the Berbician and the late Neil Whyte had been friends, but on the Monday last, the young man indeed visited Georgetown, where he collected a friend at a popular beauty salon. Based on information received, after conducting business in the city, the young man drove back to Berbice.This was confirmed by CCTV footage collected from the Berbice Bridge Company, this publication was told. In addition, the man provided his receipt, which also vindicated his claims that he was at home at the time Whyte was murdered.The Police have stated that Whyte was found dead in his apartment at the Guyana Goldfields Inc headquarters between 22:22h and 23:45h. Based on all the evidence, the first suspect was granted bail, the source said. “The timing did not march up,” a source close to the investigation told Guyana Times.The initial suspect, who worked with Whyte at the mining company, was also in shock when he heard about the murder.When Guyana Times contacted a family member of Whyte’s, he explained that the taxi driver is a complete stranger, and it is in that context that the family believes the security guard may have had a hand in the murder.Meanwhile, the post mortem performed on the late Whyte’s body proved that he died from multiple stab wounds. Initially, it was reported that the man was stabbed at least seven times. Whyte’s body was handed over to his family in order to facilitate funeral preparations. He is expected to be cremated on Monday at the Le Repentir Crematorium.The nude and bloodied body of Neil Whyte was found on his bed on Monday evening last. At the time of the discovery, his hands and feet were bound, and several stab wounds were seen on his neck and other parts of his body.Prior to the discovery, the security guard for the apartment had told Police that Whyte escorted a friend into the apartment. He claimed the friend was seen shortly after, leaving the apartment with a haversack, claiming that he was going to collect an item. The guard also claimed that following protocol, he went to check on Whyte, and it was then the gruesome discovery was made. Whyte was expected to leave the country with his parents for Canada on Thursday evening last. (Bhisham Mohamed)last_img read more

Game 1 hero Go deflects credit to Ravena, Eagles

first_imgTyphoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. MOST READ Sterling hits late goal as Man City sets EPL record; Arsenal 4th Read Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillioncenter_img QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Ateneo has a golden chance to close the series out in Game 2 on Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum as the Eagles aim for their first title since UAAP Season 75.Until then, Go has no reason to celebrate just yet. Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netHolding a precarious 73-70 lead against La Salle in the waning seconds of Game 1 of the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball Finals,  Ateneo knew it needed one last bucket to put the result beyond doubt.Luckily for the Blue Eagles, Thirdy Ravena found an open Isaac Go down low for the undergoal stab plus the foul with 10.4 seconds remaining. Go completing the three-point play and Ateneo held on for a 76-70 win.ADVERTISEMENT “Second, it was Thirdy who found me open, so I have to give credit to Thirdy. Third, at the end of the day, it was a two points for Ateneo. I don’t look at it as a two points for me, but I look at it as a whole, that Ateneo got the two points.”It was the second time in as many games that Go proved to be the hero for Ateneo. He also rescued the Blue Eagles in their Final Four do-or-die against Far Eastern University wherein he drilled the game-tying triple that forced overtime and sank a improbable putback on one knee in the extra period.For some, Go’s heroics was redemption of sorts, especially after he botched a potential go-ahead gimme in the Blue Eagles loss to the Archers in the second round.“There’s always pressure, but we can’t pressure ourselves because it’s a game,” he said. “There’s no external pressure that will force us to change the way we play. Internally, we just have to push ourselves.”ADVERTISEMENT CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Cayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ READ: Ateneo holds on, beats La Salle in Game 1 of UAAP FinalsThe blue gallery was electric but somehow, the 6-foot-7 big man remained stoic as if nothing happened.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“It’s exciting, yes, but the reason that I was not able to celebrate was that first, the game was not finished yet. It was not a buzzer beater,” Go said.READ: Clutch Go delivers anew for Blue Eagles View commentslast_img read more

US factories grew more slowly in October

first_imgWASHINGTON – American manufacturers grew at a slower pace in October as factories contended with supply disruptions caused by disputes with China, Europe and other trading partners.The Institute for Supply Management, an association of purchasing managers, said Thursday that its manufacturing index slipped to 57.7 last month — down from 59.8 in September and the lowest since April. It was the second straight monthly drop.Still, anything above 50 signals growth, and manufacturers are enjoying a 26-month winning streak.New orders, production, export orders and hiring grew more slowly. Thirteen of 18 manufacturing industries reported growth last month, led by textile mills and makers of electrical equipment.American industry is generally healthy, but respondents to the ISM survey suggested that trade disputes are taking a toll. The United States has imposed taxes on imported steel and aluminum and on about $250 billion in Chinese products, drawing retaliation from U.S. trading partners.Several companies complained that the tariffs are driving up costs and limiting supplies. Respondents also cited labour shortages and the strains that high demand is putting on their supply chains.Timothy Fiore, chair of ISM’s manufacturing survey committee, said that “57.7 is not a bad number. But it’s not where we had been. We have been bouncing around the top. This may be the first indicator of a softening that may continue.”Manufacturers are also coping with weakening global economic growth and a strengthening dollar, which makes American products costlier in foreign markets.“Between disruptions caused to the supply chain by tariffs and a strengthening dollar, the factory sector may cool off going forward after an extraordinary run in 2017 and 2018,” Stephen Stanley, chief economist at Amherst Pierpont Securities, wrote in a research note. “Nevertheless, even with a weaker-than-expected result in October, for now, the pace of growth for manufacturing remains robust.”The economic backdrop for manufacturers remains healthy. Consumer spending on long-lasting manufactured goods was strong during the spring and summer, rising at an annual pace of 6.9 per cent from July through September and 8.6 per cent from April through June.Factories are on pace to add more than 250,000 jobs this year, which would be biggest jump in manufacturing employment since 1997.last_img read more

Fire at ONGC oil well kills 2

first_imgAhmedabad: Two contractual workers were killed in a fire at an ONGC well near here, the company said Thursday. A fire broke out around 2030 hours on Wednesday at Nandej well when repair and maintenance operations were being carried out by chartered hire Workover Rig Akash 4, it said in a statement. Nine fire tenders — four of ONGC and five from district fire services — were deployed and the fire was completely extinguished in less than an hour. “Unfortunately two contractual workers have lost their lives in the incident. While Sanjay Mahendra Singh, 25, was brought dead (at hospital on Wednesday), Shahjad Alam Ansari, 27, succumbed to the injury at 0700 hours today (Thursday),” it said. Four other contractual workers with severe burn injuries are being treated at a hospital here. “While reasons behind this accident are being enquired into, ONGC is committed to provide all support as per its policy to the bereaved families as well as the ones who have suffered burn injuries,” it said.last_img read more

AIIMS Karamchari Union opposes outsourcing of canteen operation

first_imgThe AIIMS Karamchari Union has opposed the hospital administration’s decision to outsource the operation of its in-house cafeteria, claiming it would lead to rise in prices of food items which only the “highly-paid” staff would be able to afford. The Union has written to the AIIMS Director urging him to reverse the decision in the interest of patients, employees and visitors. The union alleged in a statement that the way the tenders have been awarded after “recently spending hefty amount of Rs 15 crore on cafeteria building, turning into a lavish three-storied structure, casts shadow on the intentions of the authorities.” Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder Out of more than 100, only 17 food items have been subsidized, and that too by enhancing their prices, still the authorities are claiming that their step is for the benefit of the patients, it alleged. Other than the 17 items, prices of other items are likely to be increased even further, the union claimed. The employees of All India Institute of Medical Sciences who were running the cafeteria are also likely to suffer because of the outsourcing decision, the statement stated. “The step of outsourcing is clearly aimed at causing undue benefit to the two bidders for reasons known only to the authorities. The employees union are trying to persuade the authorities to reconsider their decision,” it said. Recently, the employees, residents and some doctors took out a protest rally against the decision of the authorities.last_img read more

How Much Should LeBrons Finals Record Hurt His Legacy

Kyrie Irving318.90.610.4 Tim Duncan617.84.250.8 Stephen Curry418.23.23-0.2 PlayerAppearancesAvg. Game ScoreExp.Act.Diff. Game Score is a metric that summarizes a player’s statistical production, set to roughly the same scale as points per game.Source: Basketball-Reference.com 2011MIADAL55.913.7 Larry Bird520.63.13-0.1 According to our measure, James is firmly in the middle of this pack of historical greats. That’s probably still a knock if we’re judging his candidacy for the title of absolute GOAT, but adjusting for competition does end up softening the blow of LeBron’s raw Finals record. Individually, James has outplayed almost all of his peers on the game’s biggest stage, but he’s seldom been in a position to convert those performances into championships.And in many ways, 2018 was the ultimate microcosm of James’s Finals career. He went into the series as a massive underdog, after carrying his undermanned Cavs through a grueling Eastern Conference playoff run. Even as James was scoring 51 points in Game 1, JR Smith’s late blunder probably cost Cleveland its best chance to make the Finals competitive. (It also reportedly spurred James to punch a whiteboard in the locker room after the game, injuring his hand for the rest of the series.) Still, according to Game Score, James had one of the best individual NBA Finals of any player since the merger (on a per-game basis) … and for all of his efforts, the Cavs still got swept. He might have been the only player ever, in any sport, who could earn Finals MVP speculation while being on the wrong side of a sweep.This is LeBron James’s fate, it appears. And because of it, we have to measure him relative to his conditions, rather than in the typical vacuum of ring-counting analyses. Perhaps that will be one of James’s enduring legacies: He caused us to bring a new level of nuance to the usual debates about Finals records. Shaquille O’Neal622.63.840.2 2007CLESAS27.5%10.6 Dwyane Wade517.72.031.0 YearTeamOpponentPre-Finals W%Finals Game Score/GWon Finals? Scottie Pippen615.44.161.9 Kobe Bryant716.75.050.0 2017CLEGSW9.629.6 Michael Jordan624.54.16+1.9 2013MIASAS67.422.5✓ 2016CLEGSW27.426.5✓ LeBron James922.62.830.2 K. Abdul-Jabbar816.23.751.3 James Worthy616.12.730.3 Julius Erving421.22.21-1.2 Clyde Drexler319.81.21-0.2 Source: Basketball-Reference.com Hakeem Olajuwon321.61.120.9 Magic Johnson921.14.051.0 LeBron has seldom had much of a chance in the FinalsPre-series odds (via Elo ratings) for LeBron James’s teams in the NBA Finals 2015CLEGSW21.424.6 2012MIAOKC30.823.6✓ Pau Gasol316.31.920.1 Isiah Thomas317.61.920.1 Kevin Durant325.92.42-0.4 Count the (adjusted) ringsNBA championships won vs. expected (based on pre-series Elo ratings) for players with at least 3 Finals appearances and an average Game Score of 15.0 per game, 1977-2018 2018CLEGSW19.628.3 Finals Wins James’s Cavs and Heat teams have generally gone into the Finals with far less than a coin flip’s chance of winning the series. And although James played poorly (especially by his standards) during his first two appearances — including a 2011 matchup with the Dallas Mavericks, in which Miami was favored and could have won if James had only performed better — he’s been playing at a progressively higher level as his Finals career has gone on. With the Warriors’ juggernaut always advancing out of the Western Conference in recent years, though, it hasn’t mattered.So in that sense, it’s not really a surprise that James has that 3-6 record in the Finals. In fact, if you add up the pre-series odds in the table above, you get an expected championship count of 2.8 for James — meaning he’s somehow running 0.2 titles above expectation, despite his record. Although that trails Jordan (who won 1.9 times more than we’d expect from the pre-series odds), it’s better than Bryant, whose 5-2 mark is exactly even with what the probabilities would have expected.Here are those numbers for every player who averaged at least a Game Score of 15.0 across a minimum of three NBA Finals appearances since the ABA-NBA merger: Another year, another NBA Finals defeat for LeBron James. After his Cleveland Cavaliers fell to the Golden State Warriors Friday night, ending a four-game championship sweep, James’s Finals ledger now lists only 3 wins against 6 losses. It’s a mark completely out of step with those of his historical peers, including Michael Jordan (6-0), Tim Duncan (5-1), Kobe Bryant (5-2), Shaquille O’Neal (4-2) and Stephen Curry (3-1). It’s also probably the No. 1 stumbling block in James’s case as the NBA’s greatest-ever player.But, as is usually the case when you dig deeper than simple ring-counting, things are more complicated than they initially seem. For instance: According to the pre-series Vegas lines, Jordan was favored in all six of his Finals bids, while James has been an underdog seven times in his nine trips to the Finals. One of the hallmarks of James’s career has been dragging terrible teammates to the brink of a championship (and none might have been worse than the crew he brought to face the Warriors this season). That’s great for boosting a player’s tally of Finals appearances — but it leads to a terrible record in the title round itself.Because of this, any analysis of rings won has to account for the differing levels of expectation a player’s teams have going into each series. And by that standard, James has actually won more championships than we’d reasonably expect him to, even after falling to the Warriors this year.We can measure a player’s Finals record versus expectation by using FiveThirtyEight’s Elo ratings (which measure a team’s relative quality at any given moment) to calculate his teams’ pre-series odds of winning the Finals. Add up those probabilities over an entire career, and you get the number of titles we’d expect a player to have won, adjusted for who he played and how good his own team was. Here’s how James’s Finals career breaks down against expectation: 2014MIASAS20.922.5 read more

Report Isaac Hayden to leave Newcastle United

first_imgIsaac Hayden has reportedly handed in a request to leave Newcastle United as to seal a return to southern England based on “exceptional family reasons”.The 23-year-old, who hails from the Essex city of Chelmsford, joined Newcastle United on a five-year deal in July 2016 after moving from Arsenal in 2016.Hayden established himself last season as a mainstay in Newcastle’s Premier League starting lineup, having helped the Magpies to the Championship title in 2017.As stated by The mirror, however, the former England youth international has handed a transfer request and has spoken face-to-face with Rafael Benitez regarding his decision.Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.It is also stated in the report that Hayden has proclaimed his love for the club, its fans and the city, he also declares his respect for Benitez, and that the club is aware of his situation.Hayden is yet to complete his five-year contract with Newcastle contract, with three years left.Hayden who has represented England at the Under 16, 17, Under18, U19, U20 and Under 21 levels of football sure has a great career ahead.last_img read more

Klopp is not interested in Evertons stats

first_imgThe Liverpool manager wants his team to return to their winning path today against the Blues in the English Premier LeagueLiverpool and Everton will face off tonight in the English Premier League.And for the Reds manager Jurgen Klopp, he’s not interested in the Blues’ stats or their past encounters.“I’m not interested even for one second in records or stats from the previous meetings,” he told the club’s official website.“I’m not interested for one second about expectations or predictions. I’m not interested for one second who is favorite and who isn’t.”Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“It’s a derby: two clubs who share a city and are separated by meters. The intense desire to win is something we can guarantee every supporter inside Anfield will have,” he added.“So for us as ‘the team’ it’s about delivering: go and channel the positive energy of this encounter; take extra juice from it.”“These games make you run harder, jump higher and give beyond what sometimes you realize yourself is possible,” he explained.“I trust my players entirely that they understand what is needed from them today. They’ve proved themselves over and over in this respect.”last_img read more

VIDEO Watch 6th 7th Grade Choruss Winter Concert

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Middle School’s 6th and 7th grade chorus held its Winter Concert on Tuesday, December 5, 2018 in the Wilmington High School Auditorium.Tthe Wilmingtones — the middle school’s acapella group — also performed.Wilmington Community Television was on hand to cover the concert. Watch it below:—Video Playerhttps://objects-us-east-1.dream.io/wilmington/b/e/3/e/b/3/be3eb3d6-08d6-4fed-b85f-5fb4c613af551544030248.869%2B48812947.912%40castus4-wilmington%2B15440335081544032349204996.vod.720p.20181204_Winter%20Concerts%202018_6th-7th%20Chorus-Wilmingtones.mp4Media error: Format(s) not supported or source(s) not foundmejs.download-file: https://objects-us-east-1.dream.io/wilmington/b/e/3/e/b/3/be3eb3d6-08d6-4fed-b85f-5fb4c613af551544030248.869%2B48812947.912%40castus4-wilmington%2B15440335081544032349204996.vod.720p.20181204_Winter%20Concerts%202018_6th-7th%20Chorus-Wilmingtones.mp4?_=100:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.—Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Thank You To Our Sponsor:Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedVIDEO: Watch 2019 Wilmington Spring Chorus FestivalIn “Videos”VIDEO: Watch 6th & 7th Grade Chorus’s Winter ConcertIn “Videos”VIDEO: Watch 6th & 7th Grade Chorus’s Winter ConcertIn “Videos”last_img read more