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Locals hit by new phone scam

By on January 12, 2020

first_imgSeveral local residents have received calls from a person claiming to be from the “Window’s Centre” and that they have discovered problems with a computer the victim owns.  The fraudster then has the victim log onto the computer and walks them through several steps that allow the fraudster remote access to the computer.  RCMP believe the fraudster then installs a virus or obtains person information about the victim. The fraudster then asks for $100 to renew a warrant or for a new warranty as the problem was not covered.  They state if the fee isn’t paid, the computer will crash within 48 hours.  The fraudster suggested that payment could be made through cheque or money order. In one case the victim did hang up on the fraudster and then received a second call and the person said “when it crashes don’t call us.”- Advertisement – The Dawson Creek RCMP warn residents that if you receive an unsolicited call from a computer firm, be highly suspicious.  If someone asks for money or says that they have money for you and asks for personal information, don’t give them any information. For more information on phone scams, visit Phone Busters by clicking here.last_img read more

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Chelsea set to ‘conclude’ deal for World Cup star

By on January 3, 2020

first_img Stoke goalkeeper Asmir Begovic 1 Chelsea are set to complete the signing of Stoke goalkeeper Asmir Begovic in the coming days, according to Potters chief Mark Hughes.The Blues have set their sights on the Bosnian shot-stopper, and have bid £8million for his services.And, when asked about the latest from the move, Hughes said: “I haven’t had an update today but my understanding is that he’s likely to travel to Chelsea and that will be concluded.”Hughes also backed the Bosnia and Herzegovina international to push Thibaut Courtois hard for the number one jersey if he joins the Premier League champions and not just settle for a back-up role.“I would imagine, having worked with Asmir, that he’ll back his ability and he would think he will challenge and get game time there, or he wouldn’t have gone there,” the former Chelsea striker said.“He’s a confident goalkeeper and a very accomplished goalkeeper so he’ll push whoever’s in the number one very, very hard.”last_img read more

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Former teacher empowers others through creativity

By on December 18, 2019

first_imgMarjolein Gamble is a former pre-primary and primary school teacher who was inspired by a fondness for creativity to create sustainable products and empower local workers.Marjolein Gamble has made a living from her pencil drawn greeting cards, as above, and shweshwe fashion designs. Most of her products are made from recyclable materials. (Image: Carte-Blanche.com)Marjolein Gamble started with blank cards on which she drew with colour pencils and printed on recycled local paper. This is where the name ‘Carte-Blanche’ came from. According to the Oxford dictionary, this French term means “a blank piece of paper to be filled in as the possessor pleases”.Today Gamble sells a variety of products such as: artistic blank greeting cards; notebooks made from recycled card and paper; shweshwe shoulder bags; reversible peak hats, shirts and shorts; shweshwe and canvas aprons; printed shoulder bags; and decorative glow in the dark shapes.Sustainability is the key focus for Carte-Blanche and Gamble sources locally manufactured and environmentally friendly materials.Carte-Blanche is in its infancy but already creates a lot of regular work and employs a few locals on a part-time and contract basis.Carte-Blanche invites you to buy good quality products and clothes which are affordable, artistic and which support our local artisans and resources.Their website is www.carteblanchecards.com.last_img read more

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Spotify Arrives For Linux

By on December 16, 2019

first_img12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… mike melanson Streaming music service Spotify may not have made its way to the U.S. quite yet, but it has arrived in another much requested realm: Linux. A product of “hack days and late nights,” the Linux version is something that the company says it hopes to make sure “keeps pace with its Mac and Windows siblings.”As we noted in March, all signs point toward a U.S. launch for the European service some time in the third quarter of 2010, although an informal show-of-hands poll during Spotify founder Daniel Ek’s keynote speech at SXSW this year showed many U.S. users are already running the service. Many of those same early adopters are likely rejoicing today as the program finally makes its way into their alternative operating system of choice.According to the company’s blog post, the Linux version will only be available to Spotify Premium subscribers, as the company hasn’t “found a reliable way to display ads yet.” The Linux version will also not include support for local files, as “there are issues regarding decoding of local music on the Linux platform.” Spotify finds itself in an increasingly competitive market, with alternatives like MOG and Napster already gaining ground and entries from Apple and Google likely on the horizon. For those of you wondering what you’re missing out on, we have a video and some screenshots of the music app that our co-editor Marshall Kirkpatrick calls “simply awesome.”The Linux version of Spotify is available for download as a Debian Squeeze/Ubuntu 10.04 package on the Spotify website. 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout Related Posts center_img 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… Tags:#music#news#web last_img read more

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