FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Flyers 2019 playoff schedule has been released.To kick-off the NPHL West Division Playoffs, the Flyers will be facing the Grande Prairie Athletics for a seven-game series.The first game is to take place in Grande Prairie on February 5.- Advertisement -Following that game, the Flyers will be hosting the Athletics on February 7.Then for game three, they will be playing down in Grande Prairie on February 9, followed by game four in Fort St. John on February 12.The remaining games scheduled for February 14, 15, and 19 will be played if necessary.Advertisement All games will be taking place at the North Peace Arena in Fort St. John, and the Coca-Cola Centre in Grande Prairie with all game times scheduled for 8:30 p.m.For more schedule information, you can visit the Flyer’s website or Facebook page.
By Rachel Konrad THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SAN FRANCISCO – A thief stole a laptop computer containing unencrypted personal information of 800,000 people who applied for jobs at Gap Inc., the clothing retailer announced Friday. The laptop stored Social Security numbers and other data from people in the U.S., Puerto Rico and Canada who applied online and by phone between July 2006 and June 2007 for jobs at Gap, Old Navy, Banana Republic and Outlet stores. The incident came on the heels of a finding this week by the Canadian government that another international retailer, TJX Cos., hadn’t sufficiently encrypted data it stored from customer transactions, and that failure enabled hackers who intercepted wireless communications to steal data on millions of customers. The break-in gave hackers undetected access to TJX’s central databases for a year and a half, exposing at least 45 million credit and debit cards to potential fraud. Data about job applicants – who must often provide Social Security numbers, job histories, home and e-mail addresses and other information – is a favorite target of hackers. A security breach last month at online job site Monster.com exposed the confidential information of 1.3 million people looking for jobs. Gap said the laptop was lifted from the offices of a third-party vendor that manages job applicant data for the San Francisco-based clothier, but the company would not provide the vendor’s name or other details of the theft. The company said job applicants have not notified it of any instances of identity theft or fraud related to the incident. Storing data without encrypting it to protect it from hackers is contrary to Gap’s agreement with the third-party vendor, Gap said Friday. “What happened here is against everything we stand for as a company,” said Gap Chairman and CEO Glenn Murphy. “We’re reviewing the facts and circumstances that led to this incident closely and will take appropriate steps to help prevent something like this from happening again.” Multiple outside companies manage job applicant data for Gap, so not everyone who applied for retail work with the company had confidential data compromised. And the laptop did not contain Canadian applicants’ Social Insurance Numbers. Gap is notifying the affected applicants and offering a year of free credit-monitoring services with fraud resolution assistance. The company has also set up a 24-hour help line. Gap is working with law enforcement to investigate the theft.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!