4 Jun
2021

Fake 50 euro notes in circulation

first_imgTwitter Print Advertisement Linkedin WhatsApp THE NUMBER of fake 50 euro notes circulating in Limerick was up this week, with seven incidents reported to Gardai.The duds were given in exchange for goods in various outlets across Limerick, mainly grocery stores, petrol stations, a pharmacy and a juice bar. In some of the instances the fraudsters managed to con staff, but in other cases, the forgeries were spotted and the notes were not accepted. On a couple of occasions staff held on to the fakes until gardai arrived.One of the culprits involved in trying to use these dud notes is described as a young red haired male of approximately 19 years and reported to have been wearing a navy tracksuit and runners at the time at the time of the attempted fraud.Gardai remind people to make sure and carry out essential security checks on euro notes. Obvious security features should be identified before accepting notes, these include; checking for the watermark, security thread, hologram patch and raised print. The value numeral on the 50 euro note will also change colour from purple to olive green or brown when tilted if the note is a genuine.By taking a few seconds to feel, examine and tilt euro notes, fraudsters can be prevented from passing off their fakes as the real thing.center_img Previous articleCollins family to march in honour of Roy’s deathNext articleLease Market’s Field for soccer, cllr pleads admin Email Facebook NewsLocal NewsFake 50 euro notes in circulationBy admin – May 7, 2009 2497 last_img read more

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30 Aug
2020

Jacob Johns – Easyodds – Preparing for The Cheltenham Festival

first_imgShare Related Articles Submit Share Spotlight ups matchday commentary reach and capacity for new EPL Season  August 21, 2020 Spotlight Sports takes over MansionBet blog  June 18, 2020 StumbleUpon Spotlight delivers Racing Post translated services for Pari-Engineering Russia August 26, 2020 Jacob Johns, EasyoddsWith less than two weeks to go until the biggest horse racing meet of the year, we caught up with Jacob Johns, one of the leading horse racing tipsters at odds comparison site Easyodds, to find out more about his company’s preparation for The Festival and how he expects the bookmakers to respond after the ‘Worst Ever Cheltenham’ in 2016.SBC: How have you prepared for the Cheltenham Festival?JJ: Cheltenham Festival is usually one of, if not the, busiest week for Easyodds in terms of users on site, so we give ourselves every chance to make a success of it as a business.We prepare an SEO and content plan months in advance with search terms decided upon our ante-post tips and Cheltenham Festival news pieces, and we strike deals with bookmakers to be a part of our Cheltenham Festival centre and exclusive app.We first created a stand-alone Cheltenham app last year – which received positive data results for the business and got a good review in the Racing Post on Sunday, which we were very proud of.This year we have been ahead of schedule with the release of the app; we are already seeing more users than we had last year and have even more content already, with more coming daily between now and the start of the Festival via myself and guest tipster Steven Power – the Racing Blogger.SBC: How are you hoping to stand out from the other odds comparison providers?JJ: As above, we have a bespoke and exclusive Cheltenham app, providing the usual Easyodds service of odds comparison, tips, free bets and offers, but for the Festival.It’s a one-stop-shop for your Cheltenham Festival needs. It’s an improved user experience which is making comparing the latest odds easier and faster than ever before for Festival punters.We also have a much larger social audience than ever, including our ever-growing presence on YouTube with myself and our editor Ross Casey making multiple Cheltenham videos in the weeks leading up to the Festival which are seeing great numbers already. These are available in-app and will continue to be produced in the lead-up to and throughout the Festival.Our successful two-part Cheltenham preview video with the enigmatic ‘Racing Blogger’ certainly saw our comments section blowing up. We are the punter’s pal and we aim to give our users value for money via our odds comparison, whilst also entertaining and informing them with our social media.SBC: Are there any betting trends or strategies that you expect to see this year?JJ: The favourites have dominated proceedings for the past couple of years, so I expect them to be hammered more than ever this year. Of course, with multiples becoming more and more popular we should expect to see short priced favourites being lined up in Lucky 15’s throughout the Festival as well.Also, everyone wants to get their Festival off to a flyer so they will be latching onto something on day one to make their week. Usually the ‘Willie Mullins multiple’ is the obvious place to start but it seems unlikely this year. If Charli Parcs goes for the Supreme, I think we could get a lot of punters latching onto the Charli Parcs – Altior – Buveur D’air Nicky Henderson treble instead.SBC: Do you expect to see more conservative pricing after last year’s ‘Worst Ever Cheltenham’?JJ: In all honesty, I don’t. This is the biggest horse racing meeting by a long distance and the bookies are just going to be interested in getting new punters depositing.We’ve already seen some crazy new customer offers from the newer bookies to get their foot in the door, such as Bet On Brazil, and I fully expect many of the short-priced favourites to be bigger on the day, with the players piling in. So, in fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if it turns out to be the opposite!last_img read more

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26 Aug
2020

Five things to watch as Lakers look to Byron Scott to turn team around

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error 3. Will Scott bolster the Lakers’ defense? Scott will likely emphasize that area after the Lakers finished last season 29th in total team defense (109.2 points per game), 24th in defensive field goal percentage (46.8) and 30th in fast-break points allowed (16.7). It has remained fashionable to blame D’Antoni’s fast-paced system. But the problem also was rooted in the team’s personnel. Scott compiled a proven track record in coaching both New Jersey and New Orleans into top defensive teams. But in his three years in Cleveland, the Cavaliers finished in the bottom five in defensive efficiency. Obviously, Cleveland lacked the personnel following LeBron James’ defection. But that just illustrates why the verdict remains out on whether next season’s Lakers will mirror the teams Scott coached in New Jersey and New Orleans or the seasons he would rather forget about in Cleveland. 4. Expect some intense practices. No one will mistake this year’s Lakers team for Showtime’s star-studded lineups. But the current Lakers could experience similarly grueling practices. Scott has adopted Pat Riley’s approach in having intense practices full of live scrimmages, yelling and instruction. This should bolster the Lakers’ competitive juices. But it also establishes a fine line on how Scott handles aging players, such as Bryant and Steve Nash. Scott hardly needs a reminder how such hard practices may have contributed to his own hamstring injury that made him sit out the 1989 NBA Finals. 5. How will Scott handle a fluid roster? The Lakers may have wanted to match their personnel to the next head coach. But that may prove counter intuitive considering the Lakers’ roster will likely fluctuate in future seasons because of short-term contracts to various role players. That puts added pressure on Scott to show enough flexibility and creativity in juggling various in-season and off-season roster changes without straying away from his principles.Whatever the case, it appears Scott already has some ideas on how he will formulate his coaching staff. Paul Pressey is considered a favorite to be Scott’s lead assistant, according to league sources, after coaching on his staff in New Orleans and Cleveland. Scott’s son, Thomas, is also expected to join the staff after coaching with the D-Fenders, the Lakers’ Development League affiliate. It is also possible Scott could retain the team’s remaining coaches, including Johnny Davis, Mark Madsen and Larry Lewis. Lakers fans already like Scott for reasons going beyond not being named Mike Brown or Mike D’Antoni. Scott has extensive ties with the Lakers stemming from winning three NBA championships during the Showtime Era and playing 10 of his 14 NBA seasons here. That puts Scott at an immediate advantage in winning over the public even amid a rebuilding period. “I am ecstatic to once again be a Laker and to have the opportunity to work alongside Mitch and the Buss family,” Scott said in a statement. “I know first-hand what it takes to bring a championship to this city, and as someone who both grew up in L.A. and played the majority of my career here, I know how passionate and dedicated our fans are. I will give everything I have to fulfill the championship expectations that our supporters have for us, and that we have for ourselves.” 2. Will Scott’s strong relationship with Kobe Bryant pay off? Scott filled one huge check box the Lakers conceded would play a major factor in evaluating their next head coach. Scott has Bryant’s respect, rooted in a long-lasting relationship that began when Scott became a mentor 18 years ago during Bryant’s rookie season. Both will harp on Bryant’s supporting cast. Both believe Bryant is best served playing in the post in a deliberate offense. But will this relationship enable Bryant to become a one-man show? Or does Bryant respect Scott enough that he could limit his minutes and ensuring team balance to protect the aging star from himself?center_img It took three months before clarity ever emerged on who would coach the Lakers. They narrowed in on a familiar face in Byron Scott, whose four-year, $17 million deal with a team option on his last season was officially signed on Monday. “After an extensive and thorough search, we’re proud to welcome Byron back to the Lakers family as our next head coach,” Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak said in a statement. “Byron has proven himself at the highest levels of the game as both a player and a coach in his almost 30 years of NBA experience. His leadership skills and track record for success make him the ideal person to lead this franchise forward.” That may bring closure to a frenetic offseason in which the Lakers drafted Julius Randle, struck out on LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony, lost Pau Gasol and added a flurry of players to fill a once vacant roster. But what’s next in the Lakers trying to restore their prominence after finishing last season with the worst record in L.A. franchise history? Below are five things to watch for pertaining to Scott’s role in turning this proud organization around. 1. Scott already has plenty of equity. last_img read more

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