Here’s why credit freezes are hot this summer

first_imgData breaches have been all over the news lately, first with the announcement of the settlementof the 2017 Equifax breach and more recently with reports of a new major data breach at Capital One involving at least 100 million citizens, 140,000 Social Security numbers and 80,000 linked bank account numbers. This enormous data breach targeted consumers and small businesses that applied for credit card products during a span that ranged from 2005 to early 2019. Credit scores, limits, balances and payment history, as well as fragments of transactions data from a total of 23 days during 2016, 2017 and 2018 were also stolen, according to CNBC.com.Thanks to quick investigative action by the FBI, a suspect in the Capital One breach has already been apprehended. While the stolen data in question is not believed to have been sold off to dark web merchants yet, your members will likely have concerns about their credit health and financial safety in the wake of this incident.To help put your members at ease and also protect them from future data breaches, consider educating them on how to set up a credit freeze. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

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Putting playground fun to the test

first_img RELATED: New playground uses Feng Shui principals Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:50Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:50 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenDifferences between building in new or established estates01:50 Bunya Adventure Playground.Mr Kleinschmidt said the new park was the centrepiece of more than 10ha of parkland and green open space. “We have retained millions of dollars worth of existing natural vegetation — we saved all the surrounding Bunya pines and aptly named the park after them — to carve out the playground from natural bushland,” he said. VIP Playground testers slip and slide at the new Bunya Adventure Playground.VIP playground testers descended on an Upper Caboolture playground at an exclusive launch event last month. Fortress Developments sales manager Garett Kleinschmidt said local children were invited to road test the playground, giving them exclusive access in exchange for their expert opinion of the playground. The view from the top of the new Bunya Adventure Playground. “There is something for everyone with an array of active and passive recreational spaces where residents of all ages can gather to relax, socialise and exercise.” VIP Playground testers at Riverpark’s latest Bunya Adventure Playground. More than 100 children applied to be among the first to play at Fortress Group’s Bunya Adventure Playground, which officially opened to the public last month at their Riverparks development. >>FOLLOW EMILY BLACK ON TWITTER<< Developer Fortress Group launched their Bunya Adventure Playground with a VIP Playground Tester event last month (September 2018).“The playground is innovative and takes advantage of its natural surrounds to provide shade and a setting that is naturally stunning. It’s designed to enhance an active lifestyle and as a place to bring together family and friends in relaxed natural surrounds. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus16 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market16 hours agoA new ‘twist’ on a rock wall.“We received hundreds of emails for children applying for the special job which was advertised on Facebook,” Mr Kleinschmidt said.“Experience was critical and 60 children were hired.” last_img read more

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Chelsea and Fulham plan derby changes

first_imgAndre Villas-Boas plans to give Chelsea’s youngsters a chance to shine in Wednesday’s derby against Fulham in the Carling Cup.Veteran striker Didier Drogba has been given the all-clear to return following his sickening collision in the match against Norwich over three weeks ago. Villas-Boas is tipped to start with Drogba and summer signing Romelu Lukaku up front and the Blues boss will definitely include highly-rated young midfielder Josh McEachran.AdChoices广告Ryan Bertrand is set to start at left-back and there may also be an outing for back-up goalkeeper Ross Turnbull.Fulham manager Martin Jol is also planning to make changes for the third-round clash at Stamford Bridge, with deadline-day signing Bryan Ruiz set to feature.Ruiz, who endured a difficult Premier League debut against Blackburn, is poised for another opportunity to impress as Andrew Johnson is injured and Bobby Zamora has been nursing an ankle problem.Algerian defender Rafik Halliche, back at Fulham after his proposed move to Swansea fell through, was in line to play but is a doubt because of illness.Centre-back Brede Hangeland and Whites captain Danny Murphy are among those likely to be rested, while Aaron Hughes and Bjorn Helge Riise are still sidelined.Hughes, who limped off during the Blackburn game, could be fit for Saturday’s league match against West Brom.last_img read more

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Go back to the enewsletter As part of its 2020 col

first_imgGo back to the enewsletterAs part of its 2020 collection of extraordinary small group journeys, Abercrombie & Kent have released the new ‘Cape to Cairo’, one of six limited-edition adventures for the intrepid explorer. Led by an expert guide, the journey offers a balance of local activities and educational experiences and the opportunity for self-discovery and time at leisure.Cape Town natural wonders will amazeThe epic 23-day journey traverses the continent, from Cape Town to the Egyptian capital introducing quintessential experiences along the way. Guests will experience Cape Town from many different perspectives, including a birds-eye view while riding a cable car up Table Mountain to admire the breathtaking panoramic views. The trip continues in an iconic road trip along the Atlantic coast, past beautiful beaches, with the chance to marvel at local wildlife such as the rare bontebok, eland and Cape mountain zebra and get up close to the adorable, but endangered, jackass penguins at Boulders beach.Travellers will experience some of the country’s leading vineyards on an exploration of the Cape Winelands. Meander through Stellenbosch admiring the charming Cape Dutch architecture of Franschhoek and Paarl, and taste some of the finest wines South Africa has to offer.The adventure continues, with an amazing walking tour of the impressive Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. Get up close to the thundering cascades, marvel at the volume of water and admire the dancing rainbows.Departing Zimbabwe and flying into Kenya, travellers will spend their days on immersive safari encounters witnessing natural marvels: a pride of lion stalking its prey; a leopard retrieving its kill; sparring wildebeest; or perhaps herds of elephant meandering along ancient trails.Experience the historical wonders of EgyptLeaving the vast plains of the Cape behind, the second part of the journey will see guests absorbing the historical treasures of Cairo. Travelling the Nile on a luxury cruise ship, Tour Directors and Egyptologists share their knowledge as travellers disembark to explore the city’s impressive natural and constructed wonders.Explore the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, the Mighty Pyramids, the spectacular Sphynx, the legendary Luxor Temple and the Valley of the Kings, marvelling at the impressive structures steeped in history. Farewelling the adventure with a sunset dinner on the Nile, after days spent immersed in awe-inspiring architecture and natural wonders, the ‘Cape to Cairo’ journey is truly an adventure like no other.Prices start from $35,990 per person.All A&K Limited Edition Small Group Journeys are now available to book online with confirmation issued within 24 hours of receipt of deposit.For more information on the itinerary, click here.Go back to the enewsletterlast_img read more

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