Cash websites – Condenetint http://condenetint.com/ Wed, 19 Jan 2022 16:40:43 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://condenetint.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/cropped-icon-32x32.png Cash websites – Condenetint http://condenetint.com/ 32 32 Sedalia Police Reports for January 19, 2022 https://condenetint.com/sedalia-police-reports-for-january-19-2022/ Wed, 19 Jan 2022 16:40:43 +0000 https://condenetint.com/sedalia-police-reports-for-january-19-2022/

This article is compiled from Sedalia Police Department reports.

On Tuesday evening, officers responded to the 100 block of South Park Avenue for a warrant check, as a subject residing there had a warrant. Officers contacted the subject and conducted a computer check through Dispatch, where it was learned that the subject had a confirmed warrant from Pettis County for a harmful vehicle violation with cash or $150 bond. William L. Barlish, 84, of Sedalia, was arrested and transported to Pettis County Jail with a court date to be determined.


Sedalia police stopped a car in the area of ​​South Moniteau Avenue and West Broadway Boulevard on Tuesday morning for failing to dim its headlights and other dim indicators. Melissa D. Cartmill, 40, of Sedalia, was eventually arrested for DUI (drugs), two counts of possession of a controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Cartmill was taken to the hospital and then to Pettis County Jail, where she was held in 24-hour police custody.


On Tuesday morning, officers responded to the 1900 block of South Sneed Avenue in reference to a disturbance. It was discovered that a couple had an argument which led to a physical altercation. Both subjects suffered minor injuries and refused medical treatment. Officers were unable to determine the primary physical assailant. The incident was documented for a 12-hour domestic violence newspaper. No charges are laid at this time.


Sedalia Fire Department, Sedalia Police and the Pettis County Ambulance District dispatched a non-breathing subject to the 2300 block of West 1st Street Tuesday morning. When officers arrived, the victim was in the kitchen. Subject was not breathing and had no pulse. The victim was deceased and had passed the stage of lifesaving measures. The Pettis County coroner was contacted and they arrived at the scene shortly thereafter. Heckart Funeral Home has been contacted at the request of the family. The victim was transported to the funeral home pending further arrangements.


On Tuesday morning, officers were dispatched to the Probation and Parole Office, 205 Thompson Road, for or a report of a suspect with a Randolph County felony warrant. When officers arrived, contact was made with the suspect and the warrant was confirmed by the dispatcher. Upon confirmation, officers took the suspect into custody and transported him to the Pettis County Jail. Nathan W. Dotson, 35, of Sedalia, was held pending posting a $10,000 cash-only bond on his probation violation warrant on the original felony theft (3rd or greater) charges. and felony resisting arrest, or being returned to Randolph County.


Sedalia Police responded to a hit-and-run accident on West 16th Street and Clarendon Road on Tuesday morning. Upon arrival, a MODOT crosswalk sign was discovered still on the street, along with various other truck parts. Officers located the driver. Thomas Russell Beck, 57, of Sedalia was arrested for driving under suspension, driving while intoxicated, destroying non-municipal property and leaving the scene of an accident. Formal charges have been filed with the Sedalia City Attorney.


Officers were dispatched to the Sutherland store, 3808 South Limit Avenue, in reference to a possible robbery on Tuesday morning. Officers made contact with the suspect, who had warrants for her arrest. Her information was passed on by Communications, which said the suspect had two warrants for her arrest. A warrant for failure to appear was from Benton County for initial charges of possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, and one warrant was for a parole violation. Amanda V. Allen-Floyd, 33, homeless, was arrested and transported to Pettis County Jail without bond.


On Tuesday morning, officers were dispatched to the Amtrak station, 103 West Pacific Street, for a report. When officers arrived, they made contact with a suspect and checked his name through Dispatch. Shortly after, officers were notified that the suspect had a Pettis County arrest warrant for 1st degree trespassing. Sergio L. Marcos, 43, homeless, was taken into custody and transported to Pettis County Jail, where he was arrested and released.


On January 13, Sedalia police responded to the police headquarters with reference to a robbery. Officers arrived and made contact with Loss Prevention from the Wal Mart store, 3201 West Broadway Boulevard. They reported a theft that happened on January 8th. On January 18, the suspect came to the police station to surrender. Angel Escobar, 23, homeless, was arrested and transported to Pettis County Jail. Escobar was placed on 24-hour standby pending the filing of state charges for theft.


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Has the pandemic permanently changed our consumption habits? https://condenetint.com/has-the-pandemic-permanently-changed-our-consumption-habits/ Sun, 16 Jan 2022 05:00:44 +0000 https://condenetint.com/has-the-pandemic-permanently-changed-our-consumption-habits/

Covid-19 has undoubtedly changed many aspects of our lives, some of which we hope to return to as soon as the clouds of the pandemic lift.

However, there are some areas where our habits may have changed permanently and are unlikely to fully revert to old habits.

An example is our relationship with our money and how we spend it.

Everything from online shopping to food deliveries and an accelerating decline in the use of cash has been a feature of the pandemic.

And there have been other indirect effects of Covid that impact our relationship with our hard-earned euro.

For example, things are getting more expensive due to inflation, and we have had to become more patient as consumers, as supply chain difficulties have forced us to wait longer for products to arrive at our doorsteps. .

Big change

Vladimir Lenin’s quote “There are decades when nothing happens; and there are weeks when decades happen” will likely be appropriate as we consider life beyond Covid.

As we retreated to the sanctity of our homes in March 2020, we had to adapt to new ways of doing things and rather than going out for our services, they came to us.

But some couldn’t and our expenses just went down.

“There has been a sharp contraction in aggregate consumption from the start of March 2020 and in this context there has also been a substantial reallocation of spending from long-established prior spending patterns,” the Bank concluded. central in a report on the impact of Covid-19. 19 consumer spending at the end of 2020.

Total spending in the retail sector fell from 47% of card spending in 2019 to 55% a year later, the study concluded, with the reallocation largely driven by changes in grocery spending – supermarkets being one of the few outlets we could visit in lockdown.

On the other hand, as has been well documented, hospitality and event venues have suffered.

According to figures from the Central Statistics Office, household spending fell by 10 billion euros in 2020, with the biggest impact on spending in restaurants and hotels, which fell by 6.5 billion euros. euros.

Is the savings boom giving way to the spending boom?

Much of the money that was not spent ended up in deposit accounts, with the savings rate of many Irish consumers – who already had a penchant for depositing money – skyrocketing.

According to the latest data from the Central Bank, the level of deposits in Ireland reached a record high of 136 billion euros at the end of October.

This has increased by 24 billion euros since the pandemic hit.

But there are signs that the purse strings have loosened a bit throughout 2021 as consumers slowly begin to part with their Covid savings.

Central Bank figures for November showed household deposits fell by 1.4 billion euros in the month, marking the first time since the summer that withdrawals had exceeded deposits.

A Bank of Ireland savings and investment barometer in the run-up to Christmas recorded the biggest quarterly decline in attitudes towards savings among households, indicating that our ways of saving were regressing somewhat.

Clicks and mortar

As retail outlets reopened throughout 2021, consumers returned in droves to the high street and malls, contributing to a record tax grab.

Sales VAT receipts in Treasury returns for 2021 indicated a healthy rebound in consumption last year with a total of 15.4 billion euros, up almost a quarter from 2020.

But the habit of spending online, which many first picked up during the pandemic, has shown no signs of dramatically slowing.

According to a CSO study of digital consumer behavior, about four in five consumers bought goods or services online last year, with people aged 16 to 44 being the most likely to do so.

A consumer survey conducted by KPMG earlier in the year found that more than two-thirds said they shopped more online than before the pandemic.

However, as more and more retailers follow the trend of making their products and services available online, much of the spending that passes through online channels still ends up leaving the country.

An analysis by payment app Revolut of Black Friday spending in December found that while nearly three-quarters of all Black Friday spending was kept in-state, with the majority of spending done in person, the bulk online spending has been made. on foreign websites – about two-thirds, in fact.

This is an increase from 2020, when 39% of online purchases by Revolut Irish customers were made on domestic websites and 61% were ordered from overseas sites.

So, maybe it’s a good thing that some old habits seem to persist for the time being.

Despite the emergence of the highly transmissible omicron variant of Covid, consumers continued to shop in-store as Christmas approached, with the last-minute rush to stores persisting as a feature of the retail landscape, despite public health warnings and advice buy early to avoid disappointment over supply chain difficulties.

According to December spending data from the Bank of Ireland, around two-thirds of people prefer to do their Christmas shopping in person rather than online.

And spending data from Revolut indicated increased spending in December at outlets where last-minute purchases are typically made, including jewelers, department stores and toy stores.

Cash is no longer king?

No matter where people spent their money, chances are they didn’t make their purchases with cash.

After raising the threshold at which consumers could “tap” for purchases from €30 to €50 at the start of the pandemic, contactless payments inevitably exploded.

And the preference for cards over cash appears to have continued with the latest data from the Federation for Banking and Payments showing that contactless payments hit a new high between July and September with around 234 million payments from a value of nearly 3.8 billion euros made.

This represented an increase of almost 100 million taps compared to the last quarter of 2019 before the pandemic hit and, in monetary terms, this represented an increase of more than 2 billion euros.

This is the highest level recorded since the BPFI began collecting the data in 2016.

And the change is also being encouraged by banks and retailers, with the former generally charging more for ATM withdrawals than for tapping and the latter, in certain circumstances, choosing not to accept cash anymore.

It looks like the end of the road could be near for silver, but the European Central Bank certainly isn’t giving up on it just yet with plans in place to completely redesign the euro in the coming years.

Patience needed as costs soar

One of the indirect effects of the pandemic on our spending habits has been the recent decline in the purchasing power of our euro.

Consumer price inflation – something that was largely absent for much of the past decade – has returned with some enthusiasm as economies rebound from lockdown.

Much if largely confined to the energy sector with transportation and utility costs rising substantially, but this is having a ripple effect on other categories, some of which have yet to materialize. .

Food producers and processors, for example, appear to be absorbing significant cost increases which, it is expected, will eventually have to be passed on to the end consumer at some point.

So far, consumer price inflation in the food and beverage sector has remained below 1%, compared to more than 5% in the broader basket of consumer goods.

Some of the cost increases we see in areas like construction are due to delays in getting materials to their final destination – supply chain disruption is the phrase we’re all familiar with – and a shortage of materials results in higher prices.

The European Central Bank’s mantra is to be patient and it will pass, but guess how long it will take and will they be forced to act in the meantime, which means possible interest rate hikes. interest that will impact most borrowers?

Getting back to normal will take time, but the “new normal” will likely be very different from what happened before.

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China’s Great Firewall 2.0 Will Repel Smart Money https://condenetint.com/chinas-great-firewall-2-0-will-repel-smart-money/ Fri, 14 Jan 2022 04:31:00 +0000 https://condenetint.com/chinas-great-firewall-2-0-will-repel-smart-money/

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HONG KONG, Jan 14 (Reuters Breakingviews) – China’s Great Firewall is starting to work in two directions. Once focused on blocking offshore websites, authorities are increasingly hiding information from prying foreign eyes. It will obstruct the circulation of the most useful capital.

Chinese bureaucrats have never been particularly welcoming to foreigners, but the post-Mao Zedong reform and opening up movement has given them a clearer outlook. More reliable data has helped the country attract more than $3.2 trillion in foreign direct investment by 2020.

Internet access has also allowed journalists to listen to local complaints, contradicting pink state media. Short sellers could use discrepancies between domestic company reports and US securities filings to detect fraud. Foreign critics have translated official statements, police blogs and more to bolster their campaigns. Local parish politicians who once naively assumed that foreigners couldn’t or wouldn’t read Chinese learned otherwise.

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Today, governments and regional agencies are increasingly blocking offshore access to online information. Chinese ships have stopped broadcasting location data. Municipalities no longer send bus and train timetables to Google Maps. Domestic economists and stock analysts have to be optimistic in public, which dilutes the value of domestic content. Even LinkedIn China, an ordinary corporate network, was shut down. The combined effect makes it harder to visit or invest in China, or to connect with Chinese professionals.

Beijing seems confident that foreign capitalists will keep coming anyway. The cash flowing into Chinese stocks and bonds looks robust; Northern traders via Hong Kong Stock Connect hold about 2.6 trillion yuan ($410 billion) of mainland stocks, according to data from local investor website Eastmoney. Americans held more than $1.3 trillion in Chinese securities in 2020, according to one estimate.

Unlike FDIs, however, passive funds that increase their exposure have no productivity spillovers and can reverse with the click of a button. The country does not lack money, it lacks the engines of production that come from the expertise and discipline provided by long-term private investments from world-class companies.

Some of the direct investment figures are flattered by currency hedging between onshore and offshore subsidiaries. Direct investment and venture capital inflows into the United States, two major providers of technology transfer, have been declining for years. Stupid money will flow around the newly inverted Great Firewall; it’s the smart money that will be pushed back.

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Ronaldo, Messi, Neymar: which footballers made the most money on Instagram in 2021? https://condenetint.com/ronaldo-messi-neymar-which-footballers-made-the-most-money-on-instagram-in-2021/ Wed, 12 Jan 2022 15:48:40 +0000 https://condenetint.com/ronaldo-messi-neymar-which-footballers-made-the-most-money-on-instagram-in-2021/

The relentless battle between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi has spilled over into the world of social media.

But this time around, it’s pretty clear who’s the winner.

It’s no surprise that some of the world’s biggest and best sports stars are raising heaps of money on Instagram.

Ronaldo, for example, is one of the most adored footballers in the world, with 389 million followers on Instagram.

But while their insane salaries could make him some of the highest paid athletes of all time, the Portuguese striker is one of the many footballers who are starting to make more money via Instagram than some Premier League players in a year. .

Digital growth agency Love UX has provided us with insight into how much the world’s top footballers are paid through the social media platform.

Conducting a study on the numbers, the agency revealed a list of the 20 highest-paid footballers from Instagram posts in 2021.

The list includes recognizable names from the modern era and years past, including football legends David Beckham and Ronaldinho, whose global stardom has propelled them through the ranks ahead of several other big names.

Take a look at the final list below …

20. Alex Morgan – £ 451,262
With 9.4 million Instagram followers, United States Women’s National Team star Morgan has earned more than £ 450,000 in 2021 through partnerships with brands like iFit and STATSports.

19. Zinedine Zidane – £ 509,307
The former Real Madrid boss is the only football manager to make the list and although he enjoys showing off his padel skills on his Instagram page, Zidane often teams up with Adidas to promote new advertising campaigns for the brand. sport.

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18. Raphaël Varane – £ 548,993
World Cup winner Varane had 19 sponsored posts in 2021, including ads for cryptocurrency trading site Crypto.com and clothing brand BOSS.

17. Ivan Rakitic – £ 633,613
Another player who has endorsed cryptocurrency websites in the past is Croatian midfielder Rakitic, who by goal suffered a £ 4million pay cut to join Sevilla from Barcelona in 2021.

It’s clear he’s doing a lot of it thanks to social media.

16. Karim Benzema – £ 775,340
According to Marca, Benzema earns $ 180,000 a week playing for Spanish giants Real Madrid, but instead sits in 16th place on this list, given he is currently one of the most prolific goalscorers in world football. .

Karim Benzema of Real Madrid.

15. Kylian Mbappé – £ 861,230
The French prodigy is likely to move to Real Madrid this summer and had one of the highest post-earnings ratios on this list, earning more than £ 107,000 for each of his eight positions in 2021.

14. Paulo Dybala – £ 965,697
Argentinian wizard Dybala is also very followed on Instagram and as an ambassador of Adidas, regularly posting images promoting equipment embroidered with the famous three stripes.

13. Dani Alves – £ 1,049,395
Alves, who celebrated his 38th birthday last May, became the oldest player to play for Barcelona in the 1-1 draw with Granada on Saturday. He is also the first player on the list to win over £ 1million on Instagram in 2021.

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12. James Rodriguez – £ 1,081,056
Former Everton star Rodriguez left a bad taste for the Toffees when he left the club for Qatari side of Al-Rayyan in 2021, but managed to cash in over £ 1million sterling from just 12 Instagram posts.

11. Antoine Griezmann – £ 1,142,714
Griezmann was another player who controversially changed clubs last year, returning from Barcelona to Atletico Madrid.

And while the France international was short in reopening his goal tally for the Colchoneros, scoring three times in his first 11 games for the club, he has also made more than £ 1.1million on the social networks.

Antoine Griezmann for Atletico Madrid.

10. Marcelo – £ 1,183,592
Marcelo is another of Real Madrid’s highest earners, and it looks like the Blancos captain has made a good social media profit as well, beating the top ten on Instagram’s rich footballer list.

9. Luis Suarez – £ 1,653,303
From nutrition brands to blockchain companies, former Liverpool striker Suarez has been paid to support a variety of brands with his 42.7 million Instagram followers over the past year.

8. Robert Lewandowski – £ 1,656,467
Polish striker Lewandowski has far fewer followers than many other players on this list, but he still managed to reach eighth place in the table, taking in over £ 1.6million on social media.

Robert Lewandowski for Bayern Munich.

7. Zlatan Ibrahimovic – £ 1,739,991
It looks like one of football’s biggest personalities is also one of the biggest sources of social media revenue, with Ibrahimovic posting several paid partnerships on his Instagram feed, including an ad campaign for electronics producer Samsung.

6. Paul Pogba – £ 2,599,071
It’s surprising that Pogba didn’t make it into the top five, but he outshines sports legends LeBron James and Khabib Nurmagomedov for his 2021 Instagram earnings.

5. David Beckham – £ 2,742,894
Fame and fame have followed David Beckham closely throughout his career and it’s easy to see why he’s one of the biggest earners on Instagram, being the face of several international brands while also owning Inter. Miami CF.

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4. Ronaldinho – £ 3,013,577
After going to jail in 2020, the Brazilian has certainly been a game-changer in 2021, opening a music studio, launching an organic gin brand and, oh yes, making £ 3million through partnerships on the social networks.

3. Neymar – £ 12,382,070
Neymar rounds out the top three in the table, but there is a huge gap in Instagram earnings between the forward and those below him.

The Paris Saint-Germain forward also notably signed a new £ 22million deal with PUMA last year, ending his 15-year contract with Nike, which was often featured in his feed in 2021.

2. Lionel Messi – £ 17,192,420
While Messi’s Instagram control isn’t to be sneezed at, the Argentinian has been beaten by his former rival Ronaldo, who tops the list of football’s rich Instagrams.

Despite this Messi has always had a very lucrative 2021 and while he signed a new contract with PSG worth around £ 30million a year in the summer he also earned £ 409,000. for every Instagram ad they’ve posted.

Leo Messi plays for PSG.

1. Cristiano Ronaldo – £ 19,119,972
Considering the stature of the CR7 brand, it’s no surprise that Ronaldo tops the charts to become the highest paid footballer on Instagram.

The Man United striker received over £ 562million for every post he posted to his 389million followers last year, with the Portuguese star’s advertising partnerships with brands including Herbalife, Therabody and Nike Lifetime Sponsors.

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Academic merit aid (or lack thereof) makes the early decision increasingly cloudy https://condenetint.com/academic-merit-aid-or-lack-thereof-makes-the-early-decision-increasingly-cloudy/ Mon, 10 Jan 2022 22:00:26 +0000 https://condenetint.com/academic-merit-aid-or-lack-thereof-makes-the-early-decision-increasingly-cloudy/

When I first posed this question to Mr. Kumarasamy, he suggested that it was some kind of game. I objected to this, since a lot of people think they can’t afford. its list price of around $ 75,000, but can run it at $ 50,000 with this discount on merit assistance. How can that play out on the system, I asked, when it doesn’t give them any idea up front as to whether they could get that $ 25,000?

Finally, he came. “What is not good for the student is not good for any of us,” he said. But he also quickly pointed out the zero-sum nature of an early decision; if you bail out an acceptance, you’ve taken the place of someone else – maybe someone even more needy than you – who wished they could come in early in senior year of high school and accept the school financial aid offer.

“There is a difference between behavior that occurs in rare cases and behavior that we want to encourage,” Northeastern spokesperson Michael Armini said by email.

I would like to encourage this behavior a little more than Northeastern, and I would like the college counselors in high schools to do that too.

It would be so much easier if none of these scans were needed, but the first decisions will be with us for a while because the colleges love it so much. When registrars (as they are now often called themselves) admit a large portion of a class at a point in the process where students feel pressured to go if they enter, it gives schools great control over the precise types of students in a given class – and how much income they will generate.

So as long as we’re stuck with a very flawed system, schools should say what percentage of students get merit aid in the first decision cycle, if they have one, and also offer merit aid. All schools should also indicate what percentage of the overall class receives merit support and explain how they define the term.

They should say that the advance ruling is not binding and they should pledge not to punish prospective high school applicants where former applicants have turned away from an early ruling acceptance. They should also clarify if they have a problem with people turning down a quick decision offer because they haven’t received enough merit assistance.

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Cash flowing through Langley Bank legal, despite links to illicit cannabis, under judge’s rules – Abbotsford News https://condenetint.com/cash-flowing-through-langley-bank-legal-despite-links-to-illicit-cannabis-under-judges-rules-abbotsford-news/ Sat, 08 Jan 2022 16:00:00 +0000 https://condenetint.com/cash-flowing-through-langley-bank-legal-despite-links-to-illicit-cannabis-under-judges-rules-abbotsford-news/

Ontario judge delivers scathing ruling that cleared Chinese-Canadian families who used Langley and Alberta banks to transfer money to that country – inadvertently becoming involved in a money laundering ring used by unlicensed cannabis producers based in Abbotsford.

The Ontario attorney general’s office asked the court to seize $ 600,000 from Yanchuan Lu’s bank accounts and $ 3.1 million from Han family accounts, alleging that it was all of the proceeds of money laundering.

Ontario Superior Court Judge Paul Perell dismissed the Attorney General’s attempts on Dec. 17, ruling that there was no evidence that Lu, or Huiming Han and his daughter Yuyu Han, had knowledge money laundering when they transferred money from China to Canada through what is known as the Hawala Network.

“She [Lu] used responsible intermediaries, ”Perell wrote. “She had no reason to suspect that the hawala had been compromised by any illegal activity – of which she was not a conscious participant. She was a responsible owner. It would clearly not be in the interests of justice to order forfeiture.

He found the same arguments applied to the Hans.

Although hawala is a term primarily used in South Asia and the Middle East, similar informal money transfer systems are also used in China.

Using hawala, a person in China will deposit money in that country with a broker that is part of the hawala network. The broker will then notify another broker in another country – in this case Canada – to deliver the funds to a designated person on the receiving side. The whole system largely operates on the honor system between intermediaries, who take a small percentage of the total funds transferred as a fee.

Hawala systems are popular due to China’s strict rules on foreign exchange exports. Any amount over a few thousand dollars leaving the country through the banking system should be reported to the government.

Because hawala networks operate outside the traditional banking system, they are believed to be possible avenues for money laundering and even terrorist financing.

Although the case was settled in an Ontario courtroom, it began with a criminal investigation in Alberta. The Calgary Police Department was investigating two online websites, BudExpressNow and Cheapweed. Neither was a legally registered cannabis producer or distributor.

Buyers sending money to accounts often used subject lines like “Edibles”, “Weedguy”, and “BC bud”.

Police bought cannabis from the two companies using electronic funds transfers and Bitcoin, then traced the money to a pair of what they called “grocery accounts” in Alberta. Each was managed by a numbered company. One of the accounts was making large payments to BC Hydro for large-scale illicit cannabis cultivation operations in British Columbia.

Each of the accounts grossed over $ 1 million in less than a year as police tracked their activity through the end of 2019 and into 2020.

During the investigation, Calgary Police discovered 18 other grocery accounts used to receive payments from BudExpressNow and / or Cheapweed, and channel the money. Some of the money from Cheapweed and BudExpressNow was turned into bank drafts.

In November 2020, the investigation led to raids in the Lower Mainland, when Abbotsford police raided two properties on Bradner Road and Marion Road, seizing 18,000 cannabis plants as well as packaged and processed cannabis, on properties licensed by Health Canada to grow approximately 5,400 plants.

The BC Civil Forfeiture Office launched legal actions to seize the two properties and a condo in Vancouver in February 2021.

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Meanwhile, Lu, a business consultant in China, made annual month-long visits to a Chinese-Canadian friend in Toronto. In 2014, she was considering buying a condo under construction there.

In 2018, Lu opened a bank account in Canada and began transferring money through a hawala network, for condo payments and for travel to Canada and the United States.

In April, through the hawala system, it purchased bank drafts between $ 50,000 and $ 80,000, which had been issued by two banks in Langley, two banks in Calgary, two banks in Edmonton and one bank in Fort McMurray.

Two of those bank drafts, including one issued by a Langley bank, were from bank accounts linked to BudExpressNow and CheapWeed.

The Han family was in a similar situation. Part owners of a large Chinese industrial company, the family immigrated to Canada in 2010. In 2019, when her daughter Yuyu got married and was expecting her first child, her father Huiming began transferring money from his Chinese assets through a hawala network to buy him a house. .

Of the more than $ 3 million transferred, around $ 1.4 million was remitted in the form of bank drafts associated with illegal cannabis funds.

In the case of Lu and the Han family, Perell said there was no evidence that they were involved in money laundering or that they knew the origin of the bank drafts they had. purchased in Canada.

“The Attorney General had no response when I pointed out during oral argument that if the respondents had used their Chinese currency to purchase shares on the Toronto Stock Exchange – a highly regulated market – they could not be blamed for not knowing the provenance of the shares which could also be converted into proceeds of illegal activity by the original owner of the shares, ”Perell said.

The Ontario Attorney General’s arguments were that Lu and the Hans were “reckless” by simply using the Hawala network.

“I find, in fact, that the respondents were not reckless and that there was nothing untoward in using the hawala to obtain Canadian currency for which they paid the fair exchange value,” said writes Perell in his decision.


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I’m an expert in saving money and here are 8 simple tips to help you save £ 1000 before summer so you can burn yourself out on vacation. https://condenetint.com/im-an-expert-in-saving-money-and-here-are-8-simple-tips-to-help-you-save-1000-before-summer-so-you-can-burn-yourself-out-on-vacation/ Fri, 07 Jan 2022 08:42:00 +0000 https://condenetint.com/im-an-expert-in-saving-money-and-here-are-8-simple-tips-to-help-you-save-1000-before-summer-so-you-can-burn-yourself-out-on-vacation/

IF YOU are desperate to go abroad next summer, but the thought of booking a dream getaway makes your purse shudder, then you need to grab a leaf from This Savvy Mom’s Book.

The Money Saving Expert has revealed his top eight easy tips to help you save £ 1,000 before summer to help you get on a vacation.

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Vicky shared her top eight tips for saving £ 1,000 before summerCredit: Vicky Smith, 38, from Berkshire

Vicky Smith, 38, from Berkshire, said her favorite thing about saving money is the “peace of mind” it gives you knowing you can afford the big things you really need .

But the freelance writer and blogger of More Than a Mummy, revealed that if you want to save £ 1,000 in time for summer vacation, start by figuring out how much you would need to set aside per week to reach your goal.

The money-saving expert, who is a mother of two daughters, aged six and five, said: ‘If you have 26 weeks until you need your £ 1,000 you will have to put in some money. side around £ 38.50 per week.

“To help you reach your goal, you might want to consider cutting your budget and maybe increasing your income as well. Try these tips to make it easier to reach your summer savings goal.

Vicky recommends looking at what you already have before making a shopping list

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Vicky recommends looking at what you already have before making a shopping listCredit: Getty

TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR FOOD BUDGET

Vicky said you should start by taking control of your food budget by looking at your weekly food expenses and seeing if there are ways to save money.

She suggested moving to a cheaper supermarket, cooking meals in bulk, and using cheaper ingredients.

She said, “Bulk a chili with red beans because they are cheaper than ground beef. If you work away from home, take your lunch with you, as well as your daily coffee.

“When making your shopping list, be sure to shop for your own kitchen first. What cans are in the cupboard and is there meat or fish in the freezer? This means you spend less at the supermarket.

Vicky also said she would encourage people to swap take out for cheaper, homemade food.

She explained that the benefit of saving money on your food budget is that you will immediately see an impact and it only takes 20 minutes to plan meals each week.

The economics pro has revealed that you can save up to £ 20 a week or more by getting really strict with your food budget.

Cutting Down On TV Subscriptions And Lies Is A Quick Way To Save Extra Money

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Cutting Down On TV Subscriptions And Lies Is A Quick Way To Save Extra MoneyCredit: Alamy

REDUCE SUBSCRIPTIONS AND EXCESSIVE EXPENSES

Vicky also advised people to cut down on subscriptions and excess spending by noting all outgoing monthly expenses and analyzing what can go right.

Can you do without one of your TV subscriptions? If you have regular beauty treatments, can you try spending an extra month between treatments to reduce it?

She said, “This is another way to save that can have an instant impact if you write off monthly withdrawals for things you decide you can live without. You could save £ 30 or more! “

Waiting 30 days before buying something new gives you the opportunity to assess whether you really need it

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Waiting 30 days before buying something new gives you the opportunity to assess whether you really need itCredit: Getty

APPLY A 30-DAY RULE FOR PURCHASES

Another way to save £ 1,000 for the summer is to have a 30-day rule for purchases, Vicky said.

She said, “When trying to reach a savings goal, it’s important to differentiate between what you want and what you really need.

“To avoid impulse buying, apply a 30-day rule to buy new things. This gives you time to figure out if it’s something you really need or if it’s just something you want.

“If you are a heavy buyer this could save you £ 50 or more per month.”

Instead of going out to eat, invite people over and share the cost of food and drink

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Instead of going out to eat, invite people over and share the cost of food and drinkCredit: Getty

REDUCE EVENINGS

She also advised people to halve the number of their evenings in restaurants and bars, so they can continue to have fun while cutting expenses.

The money-saving expert suggested instead to invite people in and each bring a bottle and contribute food. This can save £ 50 or more per month.

You can earn money from your couch with a side activity or by taking online surveys

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You can earn money from your couch with a side activity or by taking online surveysCredit: Getty

EARN ADDITIONAL MONEY ON SURVEY SITES

Vicky also revealed that you can use online survey sites to increase your income and it’s great because you can jump in and out of surveys whenever you have the time.

She said: “I recommend the Prolific, which has a reasonably low payout threshold compared to other survey sites like YouGov.

“Try signing up for different survey sites so that you have more opportunities to take surveys and earn money.

“It may take a few weeks for you to receive your first payment using survey sites, and it takes some time to earn some decent extra money.

“However, it’s a great way to make money out of your pajamas at home. You can earn extra £ 100 per month using survey sites.

START A SIDE HUSTLE

Vicky also advised people to think about what skills and interests they can use to make some extra cash.

There are a range of related ideas that can help increase income, such as making and selling products on Etsy, freelance writing, photography, child care, and pet sitting.

It may take a few weeks for a sideline business to start up – you may need to produce inventory if you’re selling products or finding customers – but once you find your bearings it can snowball.

She revealed that you can make £ 250 or more a month with good side activity.

Keeping track of your spending can help you stay on target

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Keeping track of your spending can help you stay on targetCredit: Getty

KEEP FOLLOWING YOUR PROGRESS

Money saving expert Vicky said you can motivate yourself to stay on budget by tracking your savings.

She said, “Take note of what you record with a list or try more colorful visual tracking. You can find free savings tracker printables online that you can color in as you go.

“It can also be helpful to have a regular reminder of your savings goal, so print out a photo of your vacation destination and stick it on your fridge to remind yourself of what it’s about.

“My favorite way to save some extra vacation money is to stay on a budget right at the start of the year.

“I have an idea from January of what my expenses will be throughout the coming year – for example, birthdays, vacations, car expenses and Christmas.

“By giving yourself enough time to save for your vacation, you won’t be tempted to pay for it, which means you’ll pay more for the trip if you can’t pay your credit card bill or overdraft.

“It also takes the stress out of planning the trip because you will have a clear plan on how to finance it. “

Use comparison sites to find the best deals when booking vacations

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Use comparison sites to find the best deals when booking vacationsCredit: Getty

USE COMPARISON WEBSITES TO BOOK A HOLIDAY

Then when it finally comes to booking a vacation, keep an eye out for the cheapest prices on flights using comparison sites like Skyscanner or Google Flights.

She said you should try to be flexible on the dates you actually go.

While it can be tricky if you have kids in school, if you can avoid the most expensive weeks of the year, you’ll save a lot of money, Vicky revealed.

The money saving expert added that you should also keep an eye out for flash sales and see if you can save money by booking a vacation package.

Vicky recommends keeping track of your savings to stay focused

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Vicky recommends keeping track of your savings to stay focusedCredit: Vicky Smith, 38, from Berkshire

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Video linked to theft case shared as jewelry seized in computer raids on TTD board member https://condenetint.com/video-linked-to-theft-case-shared-as-jewelry-seized-in-computer-raids-on-ttd-board-member/ Mon, 27 Dec 2021 10:06:56 +0000 https://condenetint.com/video-linked-to-theft-case-shared-as-jewelry-seized-in-computer-raids-on-ttd-board-member/

A video is shared on social media claiming that it is recent visuals of the income tax department seizing 128 kg of gold, 150 crore rupees in cash and 70 crore of diamonds worth of one of the 16 Trustees of the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam (TTD) Council. A few other social media posts claim the raided administrator is J. Sekar Reddy and have also shared a photo of him in their posts. Let’s check the claim made in the mail.

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Claim: Video showing jewelry seized from the home of TTD board member J. Sekar Reddy.

Do: The video shared in the post relates to a recent jewelry theft in Vellore, Tamil Nadu. On December 14, 2021 at midnight, 15 kg of gold and nearly 500 g of diamonds were robbed in the Jos Alukkas showroom in Vellore. Tamil Nadu police recovered all the lost jewelry and arrested the culprit Deekaraman. In 2016, income tax officials raided the residences of then-board member J Sekar Reddy and seized 100 crore in cash and 120 kg of gold. However, the case filed by the CBI against Sekar Reddy was dismissed by a special tribunal in September 2020 for lack of evidence after the CBI filed a closing report. Sekar Reddy was back on the TTD board when business closed. Therefore, the claim made by post is FALSE.

When searching for reverse images of the screenshots in the video, a video with similar visuals was found in a video posted by the “Jaya TV” news channel on December 22, 2021. This news channel flagged it as visuals of salvaged jewelry that was recently stolen. of the Jos Alukkas showroom in Vellore, Tamil Nadu. Reporting the same, several other Tamil news sites posted similar videos on their YouTube channels. They are visible here and here.

On December 14, 2021 at midnight, 15 kg of gold and nearly 500 g of diamonds were robbed in the Jos Alukkas showroom in Vellore. Following an investigation, Vellore Police recovered all of the stolen jewelry buried in a Vellore cemetery. Police arrested Deekaraman, the culprit who stole the gold and diamonds from the Jos Alukkas showroom. Reporting the full details of this theft, several other news sites also posted articles. You can be seen here and here.

In 2016, officials from the Income Tax Department raided the residences of J Sekar Reddy, then a member of the TTD board, and seized 100 crore in cash and 120 kg of gold from his homes. The government of Andhra Pradesh withdrew Sekar Reddy from his membership of TTD following these cyber raids. The CBI’s case against Sekar Reddy was dismissed by a special court in September 2020 for lack of evidence after the CBI filed a closing report. Sekar Reddy was back on the TTD board when business closed. However, he was not included in the new TTD board that was formed in August 2021. Recently, when a similar article claiming IT had raided a TTD member went viral on social media, FACTLY posted a fact-check article debunking this claim. We can see it here.

In summary, income tax officers raided the home of TTD board member Sekar Reddy in 2016, but the video shared in the post relates to a recent theft in Vellore.

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