Small entrepreneurs alerted vs counterfeit peso bills

first_imgOne easy way to determine if banknotesare genuine and not altered is by checking the watermark by viewing thebanknote against the light from either side. According to Guimbal police chiefPolice Lieutenant Colonel Nelson Caro, Garillo had them compare the two fakeP500 bills; they were similar. Omar was detained at the Guimbalpolice station. She faces a charge for violation of Article 168 of the RevisedPenal Code (illegal possession and use of false treasury bank notes) and forestafa. Of particular concern to BSP-Iloiloare sectors of the economy most vulnerable to fake money – small-time traderssuch as vendors./PN In November 2019 over 50 pieces offake P500 bills were seized in Barangay San Isidro, Jaro, Iloilo City. The PRO-6 will be investigating Omar,said Malong. Garillo told the Guimbal police Omarwas the second person to pay her fake P500 that day. ILOILO City – Beware of counterfeitpeso bills, the Police Regional Office 6 (PRO-6) alerted small entrepreneurssuch as sari-sari storeowners andvendors. “To us, this means there could likelybe a group spreading fake money. Ga-operatesila sa mga banwa para indi mabal-an ngafake ila kwarta,” said Caro. The BSP called on the public to reportany information on currency counterfeiting to the nearest police station or lawenforcement agency, for appropriate action. It issued the warning following thearrest of a woman at the public market of Guimbal, Iloilo after paying a storewith what the owner later discovered to be a fake P500 bill. The 24-year-old Mailen Omar fromCotobato province was arrested at 9:15 a.m. on Monday after buying some itemsfrom the store of Rosita Garillo at the Guimbal public market.   “Based in our intelligence monitoring,may ara gid man naga-operate pero indi gid daku nga sindikato, mgamagagmay lang nga mga grupo,” said Malong. BSP said people should carefully feel,look and tilt the banknotes to check the identifiable security features. “We reminde storeowners to scrutinizethoroughly the money being paid them. Some people use fake money,” said PoliceLieutenant Colonel Joem Malong, PRO-6 information officer. Malong said the PRO-6 has notmonitored an organized fake money syndicate in Western Visayas. The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP)Iloilo branch urged the public as early as two months ago to become familiarwith the various security features of the Philippine currency to avoid beingvictimized by those spreading counterfeit peso bills. The watermark in the blank spaceshould be the same image as the portrait on the banknote and denominationalvalue. A street vendor counts peso bills above her makeshift stall. BLOOMBERGlast_img read more

Women’s soccer: Badgers look to get back on track after disappointing road trip

first_imgAn interesting match up is ahead as both the University of Wisconsin women’s soccer team (8-3-1, 2-2-1 Big Ten) and Indiana Hoosiers (5-6-2, 1-3-1 Big Ten) have faced difficulties in their respective seasons as of late.Both Wisconsin and Indiana have struggled, each dropping two of their last three.  For the Badgers, a statement win could be monumental in turning around the spirits of a team that’s been on the losing end of some close games recently.Women’s soccer: Wisconsin falls to Rutgers in tight road contestThe University of Wisconsin women’s soccer team (8-3-1, 2-2-1 Big Ten) lost the final game of their East Coast trip Read…Each of Wisconsin’s five Big Ten matchups thus far in the season have gone to overtime.  While the team’s defense has kept scores low, they need more offensive production if they want to start winning consistently again.Against their last opponent, Rutgers, Wisconsin only totaled two shots on goal.  Head coach Paula Wilkins may want to reevaluate some of her lineups as to create more opportunities for the offense to score.While strikers Dani Rhodes and Lauren Rice have played excellent, more players need to be involved in the offensive attack if the team wants to put up a high number of points. At the moment, 11 of the eighteen goals scored by the Badgers have come off of this duo.While these two players have a higher shot percentage than the rest of the team, if you can get some of the mid fielders in better opportunities, their percentages could raise considerably. Involving these midfielders or even running more three forward formations could significantly improve offensive production. Emily Borgmann may be someone to look to in these lineups as the freshman has already scored two goals on just eleven shots.Women’s soccer: Wisconsin, Maryland end game in tieOn Friday afternoon, the University of Wisconsin women’s soccer team left College Park, Maryland on a rather neutral note as Read…Indiana will counter Wisconsin’s offensive efforts with standout goalkeeper Bethany Kopel. Kopel has maintained a solid .761 save percentage this season and looks to be a defensive obstacle for the Badgers.On the other side of the ball, the Hoosiers top two scorers are Maya Piper and Chandra Davidson. These strikers have combined for 11 goals thus far in the season and should be a challenge, even for Wisconsin’s star goalkeeper Caitlyn Clem.This game is Wisconsin’s final contest at home for three weeks and could be an emotional turning point as the team heads out on a long stretch of road games.Kickoff will be 1 p.m. Sunday at the McClimon complex and will also be available to stream on BTN Plus.last_img read more

Clippers’ Patrick Beverley joins All-Star Skills Challenge, per report

first_imgPatrick Beverley was just saying a few days ago that he had a problem with the fact that only one Clipper – Kawhi Leonard – was due in Chicago for this season’s NBA All-Star Game.Well, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, now Beverley will be there too, joining Detroit Pistons guard and fellow Chicagoan Derrick Rose in the Skills Challenge on Feb. 15.Beverley will be one of the eight “most skilled players in the NBA,” per the NBA, to compete by completing an on-court obstacle course. Beverley won the event in 2015, when he was a member of the Houston Rockets.The Clippers’ fiery leader – whose key 3-pointer down the stretch in Monday’s 108-105 victory Monday tied the game at 102 – is averaging 7.6 points this season and shooting 36.8% from 3-point range. The 6-foot-1 guard also is grabbing 5.8 rebounds per contest, second most by a player 6-3 or shorter. Game 4 photos: Luka Doncic, Mavs shock Clippers in overtime Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum Clippers’ Paul George: ‘If I make shots, this series could be a little different’ Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory Related Articles Players in the skills competition will wear a patch adorned with nine stars commemorating all of the victims pin the Jan. 26 helicopter crash that killed Kobe and Gianna Bryant – as will participants in the All-Star weekend’s other activities, including the Rising Stars game, the 3-point contest and the slam dunk contest.Forward Kawhi Leonard was selected to be an All-Star starter for the fourth time, but Paul George. who’s missed 21 of the team’s 50 games because of injury, was left off the All-Star roster.For what it’s worth, George said he wasn’t offended: “Fact of the matter is I didn’t deserve to be an All-Star, I didn’t play enough games and I wasn’t out there enough. Honestly, it’s nice to have three extra days. I’ll take it with a smile on my face, root Kawhi on from wherever beach we decide to go.”last_img read more

Draw for BiH Women Basketball League

first_imgToday, in the premises of Basketball Federation of BiH in Sarajevo, the draw of team for BiH Champions League was held.First round of competition starts on 9 March and pairs of the first round are:Sloboda – BoracJedinstvo – ČelikMladi Krajišnik – ŽeljezničarThe early transition period for BiH Champions League began started on 25 February and ends on 1 March 2013.last_img

Euro 2021: Hosts, qualified teams & your guide to the new-look European Championship

first_imgEuro 2021 teamsQualification for Euro 2021 incorporated a new system, whereby the bulk of the teams qualified through the traditional group method and four places are decided through the UEFA Nations League.The Euro 2021 qualifiers took place from March 2019 to November 2019, with 20 teams having been confirmed automatically: Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine and Wales.The remaining four teams will be decided during the play-offs, provisionally scheduled for June 2020 should the world manage to stem the spread of Covid-19.Euro 2021 groups, fixtures & resultsWhat is the UEFA Nations League?The UEFA Nations League is a competition for UEFA’s 55 members, which ran for the first time in 2018. It consisted of four different divisions (or ‘Leagues’) and had three stages.Each League yields a qualifier for Euro 2021, which will be decided via play-offs between the teams that have not already qualified for the finals.Check out UEFA’s handy visual guide to the process below. World Cup 2018: Which teams have qualified for the finals in Russia? What is the UEFA Nations League? Finals, fixtures, results & how it works Who are the favourites to win Euro 2021?France will go into the tournament firm favourites after winning the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Kylian Mbappe, Antoine Griezmann and Paul Pogba will still be key players within Les Bleus’ squad.The world champions find themselves in a ‘group of death’ though, with reigning European champions Portugal and former world champions Germany both among the favourites. Redeveloped and re-opened in 2007, the new state-of-the-art facility has a capacity of 90,000 and has hosted FA Cup and League Cup finals, as well as the Community Shield.Wembley (in its former guise) previously staged the final of the European Championship in 1996 when England hosted the tournament. The original Wembley was also used for the 1966 World Cup final.Return to topEuro 2021 formatAs mentioned above, Euro 2021 will feature 24 teams following UEFA’s decision to expand the number of participants from 2016.The format for the final tournament will be the same as its predecessor Euro 2016, meaning that there will be six groups comprised of four teams.As with Euro 2016, the winner and runner-up in each group, as well as the four best third-placed sides progress to the round of 16.When will Euro 2021 kick off?Euro 2021 is provisionally scheduled to begin in June 2021, but the viability of the tournament very much relies on external factors, including the global management of the Covid-19 outbreak.The decision to postpone the European Championship was made in the hope that other football competitions such as as the Premier League, La Liga and so on will complete their schedule.Return to top United States and Mexico to begin play in CONCACAF Nations League in 2019 Getty Images The play-off spots are allocated to the winner of each group, but if the winner has already qualified, the berth goes to the next best ranked team – that has not qualified – in that league.You can read our in-depth explainer for the Nations League here.Return to topEuro 2021 ticketsThe ticket application process for fans of teams that have qualified via the traditional European Championship qualifying opened in December 2019, while supporters of the teams who win the Nations League play-offs can apply after those games have been decided in June 2020.Of course, the unforeseen postponement of the tournament until the summer of 2021 complicates matters and UEFA has committed to fully refunding the face value of tickets purchased by those who are no longer able to go to the tournament.The best thing for supporters to do if they are in doubt or are interested in going is visit UEFA’s ticket portal and engage directly with the organisation.Return to topcenter_img World Cup 2018 kits: England, Brazil, Germany & what all the teams will wear in Russia The idea behind the pan-European event was to stage “a party all over Europe” to mark 60 years since the inaugural tournament (it will be 61 years in 2021) and, for the second time in history, it will feature 24 teams.With the competition being held in a variety of countries, there was no automatic qualifier, and each of UEFA’s member nations had to fight to earn their place at the finals. Related News World Cup 2018 runners-up Croatia could also be in strong contention to win the tournament, with Euro 2021 possibly being the last major international tournament for many of their golden generation such as Luka Modric, Ivan Rakitic, Ivan Perisic, Mario Mandzukic and Danijel Subasic.Other teams expected to do well are Belgium, Spain and England. Italy and Wales had memorable European Championship experiences last time around and will be hoping for more of the same, while Netherlands will be aiming to return to the summit of international football after a number of years in the wilderness.Return to top Gettyimages Sportsfile The qualification process changed somewhat and the introduction of the Nations League has led to some confusion, but luckily Goal is here to break matters down.ContentsEuro 2021 hostsEuro 2021 finalEuro 2021 formatEuro 2021 teamsEuro 2021 ticketsEuro 2021 favouritesEuro 2021 hostsIn 2021 the European Championship will be held in 12 different venues across 12 different cities in 12 different nations.Of the 12 venues, all will stage at least three group stage games and a knock-out round tie each. The breakdown of venues and games can be seen in the table below.GamesCountryCityStadiumGroup stage & Round of 16DenmarkCopenhagenParken StadiumGroup stage & Round of 16HungaryBudapestFerenc Puskas StadiumGroup stage & Round of 16IrelandDublinAviva StadiumGroup stage & Round of 16NetherlandsAmsterdamJohann Cruijff ArenaGroup stage & Round of 16RomaniaBucharestArena NationalaGroup stage & Round of 16ScotlandGlasgowHampden ParkGroup stage & Round of 16SpainBilbaoSan Mames StadiumGroup stage & Quarter-finalAzerbaijanBakuNational StadiumGroup stage & Quarter-finalGermanyMunichAllianz ArenaGroup stage & Quarter-finalItalyRomeStadio OlimpicoGroup stage & Quarter-finalRussiaSaint PetersburgKrestovsky StadiumGroup stage, Round of 16, Semi-finals & FinalEnglandLondonWembley StadiumWhy is Euro 2021 being held across 12 venues?The decision to expand the European Championship to span the continent instead of being confined to one or two host nations was made by UEFA’s Executive Committee in 2012 as a way to mark the 60th anniversary of the tournament. FIFA President Gianni Infantino, who was then UEFA General Secretary, explained that “instead of having a party in one country, we will have a party all over Europe in the summer of 2020.” “An opportunity like this, to give many cities and many countries the possibility to host even just one part of a EURO, is certainly an excellent thing, especially in times when you have an economic situation where you cannot expect countries to invest in facilities in the way that such an event requires,” said Infantino. Of course, UEFA and Infantino could not have foreseen that a deadly pandemic would spread across the world in early 2020, something that does not combine well with the concept of hosting a tournament across 12 different countries.Return to topWhere is the Euro 2021 final?The final of Euro 2021 will be held at Wembley Stadium in London, which is the home of the England national team, who finished fourth in the 2018 World Cup. The venue, affectionately known as ‘The Home of Football’, will also be used for the two semi-final games. The European Championship will enter new territory in 2021 with the tournament taking place in a number of countries across the continent.Originally scheduled to take place in June and July 2020, UEFA was forced to postpone the competition due to the seriousness of the global coronavirus pandemic, which swept the world in 2020.last_img read more

Trump Organization Cancels Anti-Muslim Group’s Upcoming Mar-a-Lago Event

first_imgThe Trump Organization on announced Sunday that it has canceled a November fundraiser at Mar-a-Lago for ACT for America, an anti-Muslim extremist group that has more than one million members.Amanda Miller, a spokesperson for the Trump Organization, says, “This group absolutely will not be hosting their event at Mar-a-Lago.”She did not immediately provide any additional details, such as who at Mar-a-Lago had approved the November 7 event.News broke earlier during the weekend that ACT was planning to host its annual fundraiser at President Trump’s private club. The group is known as the largest anti-Muslim organization in the United States.This is a developing story.last_img read more

A Vigil Against Hate

first_imgRED BANK — It was planned in a rush last Saturday evening as events were continuing in real time, with the vigil for peace becoming a near-spontaneous outpouring of passion, voicing opposition and anecdotes to the day’s violence.The hastily convened vigil conducted on Aug. 12 at Riverside Gardens Park, West Front Street, attracted between 100 to 150 people. The crowd included Borough Council members Edward Zipprich and Kathy Horgan, candidates for various races, clergy members, and many from the surrounding communities who were motivated to express their concern over the events earlier in the day in Charlottesville, Virginia.There, members of various white supremacist and anti-government groups marched and clashed with counter-protesters over the planned removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee, a confederate Civil War general. The demonstration, labeled the “Unite the Right” rally, conducted by what is often described as “alt-right” groups, including members of the Ku Klux Klan, neo-Nazis, anti-government groups and others expressing support for what they deem “white culture,” offered blatant racist and hate rhetoric.The violence there led to the death of one woman who was struck by a car driven into a crowd earlier on Saturday; two Virginia State Police troopers also died when the helicopter they were flying in to monitor the crowds crashed. Dozens of others were injured in the melee, various media outlets reported.“So much hate has been unleashed,” said the Rev. Virginia Jarocha-Ernst, minister for the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Monmouth County, in Lincroft.But this gathering was for a different reason, she announced. “We are here to say ‘no’ to hate,” Jarocha-Ernst said. “We are here to say ‘no’ to racism.”“May we find a way to end this,” was Jarocha-Ernst’s wish.Red Bank resident Kate Triggiano, who is the co-chair of the Monmouth County Young Progressives Committee and has been active on a number of progressive and liberal political fronts, said she was watching in dismay as the day’s events unfolded on cable TV news. She said she had started to receive calls from friends asking about getting something together in response. “We knew we had to do something, we wanted to do something,” Triggiano said. She explained she began spreading the word through social media, with others on Facebook continuing the thread, with the crowd convening about 8 p.m.The group on hand sang hymns and offered their observations concerning the day’s events.Despite what motivated it, “This is magnificent,” said the Rev. Gilbert Caldwell, looking at the peaceful crowd. Caldwell, a self-described civil rights advocate, said he had participated in the Freedom Summer, when he and others traveled to the South in 1964 to help register African-Americans to vote – facing violence and intimidation by groups like the KKK. “So, I’ve been around a whole lot,” and have seen violence of this type before, he said. “It seems to me in the U.S.A. there are some people who have a problem with people of color,” he added.“It’s time to be angry,” said Rabbi Marc Kline of the Monmouth Reform Temple, Tinton Falls. “It’s time to be angry enough to do something” about the “ignorance that reigns and reigns supreme,” he continued.“Today it is time to stand together,” and to let voices be heard, Kline said. “We have to take this moment to start making phone calls, writing letters,” he advised.“We are on the side of America. We are on the side of freedom. We are on the side of justice,” said Sue Fulton, who was last year’s Democratic candidate for Monmouth County freeholder. “I say we have to remember what side we are on.”Fulton and others criticized President Donald Trump, seeing his comments in response to the day’s events inadequate and tepid. “He didn’t condemn anything,” Fulton said.Trump on Monday offered a more direct condemnation of the various groups after being disparaged from many corners, including from fellow Republicans. In his comments, he called the groups “repugnant.”On Tuesday, however, Trump seemed to reverse himself, telling reporters “both sides” were to blame for the weekend’s violence, unleashing another round of criticism for the president’s views.This article was first published in the Aug. 17-24, 2017 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

Sole Survivor outlasts Nelson Home Grown in final of Disc Break Ultimate tournament

first_imgNelson Killbillies was the other local team entered in the tournament.Ten teams from as far away as Calgary and Vancouver traveled to the Heritage City for the tournament.Ultimate is a sport played with a flying disc.The object of the game is to score points by passing the disc to a player in the opposing end zone, similar to an end zone in professional football.Players may not run with the disc, and may only move one foot (pivot) while holding the disc.The Nelson Ultimate League plays Thursday and Sunday at the Lakeside Soccer Pitch. Vancouver’s Sole Survivor got the best of Nelson Home Grown 13-5 to capture the Disc Break Ultimate tournament Sunday at the Lakeside Pitch.It’s the first time since 2003 the Nelson Ultimate League hosted a tournament.Sole Survivor pulled away from the host club in the second half after Home Grown managed to keep pace with the Lower Mainland side.last_img read more

Leafs first to ten after outlasting Bruins 6-5 in Boundary City

first_imgKyle Dolley, with Aaron Dunlap serving a four-minute spearing penalty, and Tucker Brown scored before the period ended to pull the Brins to within one goal before the period ended.The teams traded goals in the second — Wellman with this second and Michael Rand replying for the Bruins.In the third Vlanich scored his first of two before Max Newtown made the score 5-4.After Vlanich scored into an empty net, Dolly made the game a little interesting with a marker at the 19:52 mark.Tyler Moffat was once again in goal to register the win as Nelson search for a replacement for Adam Maida, lost to the team due to a knee injury.Nelson remains on top of the Murdoch Division with a 10-0-1-1 record.The Bruins fall to 6-6-1-0 and sit fourth in Murdoch standings.ICE CHIPS: Jamie Vlanich (10-19-29) finished the game with six points to move into second spot in KIJHL scoring race, one point behind Nick Josephs of Kelowna. Teammate Travis Wellan (19-7-26) is tied for third. . . . Nelson netminder Tyler Moffat leads the KIJHL in wins with eight. Moffat, who played the last two seasons in Creston, is fifth overall in goalies with a .906 save percentage. . . .Jackson Purvis (9-15-24) of Grand Forks is tied for fifth in KIJHL scoring. . . .Nelson takes to the road for a three-game swing through the Okanagan/Shuswap Conference with stops in Armstrong (Friday), Kelowna (Saturday) and Summerland (Sunday). . . .Next up for Grand Forks is a home date Saturday against Castlegar Rebels. The Nelson Leafs ran its record to a Kootenay International Junior Hockey League high ten games by outlasting the Grand Forks Border Bruins 6-5 Saturday night in the Boundary City.Jamie Vlanich’s second goal of the game, into an empty net, proved to be the winner as Nelson held off the vastly improved Bruins.The win came on the heels of an amazing comeback Friday against Beaver Valley. Nelson trailed 4-0 entering the third period before rallying for a 6-4 victory.The Leafs led from start to finish, opening up a 3-0 lead six minutes into the contest on goals by Travis Wellman, Brandon Sookro and Alec Wilkerson.Wilkerson’s goal was on the power play.last_img read more

Time to purchase that Lotto ticket! Lewis rink scores 8-ender

first_img No-hitter — Baseball Reference reported that through 2008 there was a no-hitter pitched every 1,505.5 Major League Baseball games. There’s probably more of a chance for a golfer to knock in a hole-in-one at Granite Pointe Golf Club than an eight-ender to be counted at the Nelson Curling Club.But seeing how there’s four feet of snow at the Rosemont-based golf course, it was time for the curling club to take over the limelight.Murrey Lewis of Nelson scored the amazing once-in-a-lifetime feat Saturday during the Mixed Valentine’s Bonspiel at the Heritage City club.It’s a feat so rare the odds of scoring one are nearly impossible to know.“No I didn’t realize it was a possibility until I was getting ready to throw my first rock (seventh stone),” Lewis told The Nelson Daily when asked about his accomplishment.“I still thought the opposition would take at least one rock out,” Lewis added. “He (the opposing skip) tried with his last rock, but it over curled and he just nudged it over. His rock rolled out of the house leaving me a draw for our eight.”The Curl BC website said a team from the Peace Arch Club was the 100th team in October 2013 to feature in the 8-ender gallery. But it took years for those 100 8-enders to be counted.The Peace Arch rink scored the 8-ender on October 11, 2013.The high-scoring feat is so rare, Ford of Canada used to run the “Eight-Ender Program” and register each one and then reward Canadian rinks who scored eight points in one end.The Lewis rink, including third Lori Lewis, second Bob Fortin and lead Marianne Lefley, scored the eight points in the fifth end of a 14-3 victory in the B event.The rink didn’t win the bonspiel, finishing fourth in the B event.But that didn’t seem to matter to the rink after realizing the accomplishment.“This was the first time scoring and eight-ender for  my teammates and myself,” Lewis said.“Really it was after the game that it all hit home, and, yes, exciting to say the least after 25 years of curling.”An eight-ender ranks with some other improbabilities in sports and life. Hole in one — Golf Digest estimates that an average handicap player has a 12,000-to-1 odds. Struck by lightning — According to the U.S. National Weather Service, the odds of being struck by lightning in your lifetime are 1 in 5,000 Lotto 6/49 — According to the Lottery Corporation the odds of matching all six numbers and winning the Lotto 6/49 are 1 in 13,983,816last_img read more