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How New Airbnb Hosts Have Earned $1 Billion During the Pandemic

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The COVID-19 pandemic has sent travelers looking for safe, comfortable settings in which to connect with family and friends, creating economic opportunity for others to earn needed extra income by listing their homes on Airbnb. New hosts with only one listing who have welcomed their first guests since the start of the pandemic have already earned more than $1 billion. Recently, Christopher Nulty, Head of Global Public Affairs at Airbnb, discussed this trend and what it means for the future of travel. A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/kjxmBO8MLKc Families and workers around the world have struggled financially because of the economic hardship caused by the pandemic, and in the US, one in four adults have had a hard time paying bills and one third have tapped their savings or retirement funds. For many, sharing their homes on Airbnb has provided a critical and urgent COVID social safety net to help stay economically afloat in these unprecedented times. In the US, the typical new Airbnb host with only one listing earned $3,900 since March 2020. This is income being used to pay important bills with half of all hosts worldwide using their Airbnb earnings to stay in their homes. During the pandemic, three in 10 US hosts (29 percent) have used their hosting income to pay their rent or mortgage—including half (49 percent) of hosts aged 25-34. One quarter of hosts (26 percent) have used the income to pay down debts, and 10 percent have used it to pay for healthcare. For more information, visit Airbnb.com About Christopher Nulty: Christopher Nulty is Airbnb's Head of Global Public Affairs. Prior to joining Airbnb in 2015, Christopher led public relations for Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer. Christopher started his career in Washington, D.C., where he worked on Immigration and Healthcare Policy at the 2.2 million member Service Employees International Union (SEIU). A proud native of upstate New York, Christopher is a graduate of Colgate University where he currently serves as a director on the Alumni Council Board of Directors. About YourUpdateTV: YourUpdateTV is a social media video portal for organizations to share their content. It includes separate channels for Health and Wellness, Lifestyle, Media and Entertainment, Money and Finance, Social Responsibility, Sports and Technology. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

March 01, 2021 11:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Infographic: Permanent Changes in Behavior and Expectations Beyond COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout

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Contact Details Metova Anders Steele +1 323-909-2341 anders.steele@metova.com Company Website https://metova.com/infographic-expectations-beyond-covid-19/

February 26, 2021 09:19 AM Eastern Standard Time

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No Dogs Left Behind is bringing another 27 slaughterhouse survivors to NYC on March 1

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No Dogs Left Behind (“NDLB”) desperately needs funds now to evacuate from China more than 100 dogs to make room for rescues from Yulin, the site of an upcoming dogeating festival in June. This nonprofit organization is flying to New York City another 27 slaughterhouse survivors from Beijing on Mon., March 1, 2021. You can help by donating money or adopting a dog from NDLB, which has evacuated 256 survivors since Covid began. “Funding is really key to evacuate the survivors that are there so we could save more lives,” said Jeffrey Beri, founder of NDLB, formed in 2016. “We fight the good fight, 365 days a year we work with brave activists and volunteers exposing the Yulin dog trafficking that is taking place. Reckless slaughtering of animals is what caused the pandemic. We believe it’s time for change.” The 27 additional dogs that are arriving at JFK were all saved from the controversial dogmeat industry in certain China cities, where these animals are killed for consumption. Most of the survivors have been adopted by US families, who have waited months because of the pandemic to meet their new dogs. Yulin is the site of the annual horrific dogmeat “festival,” where dogs and cats in cramped cages are tortured and eventually slaughtered for food. NDLB alongside local volunteers and brave activists intercept trucks in China bound for this festival as well as slaughterhouses. Money is never used to buy any dogs, said Beri, because “purchasing a dog kills 10 more.” Instead NDLB allied forces demand the trucker to provide proper legal documentation – as well as health and quarantine certificates – for each canine, which they cannot. And because the fines would exceed the cost of the dog, the traffickers eventually hand the animals over to activists. “I will be leading the way to end – to end – Yulin,” said Beri. “I chose to fight the fight with dogs because dogs to me are my best friends.” Beri said a recent Chinese slaughterhouse shutdown saved “hundreds upon hundreds” of golden retrievers, German shepherds, poodles, corgis and other breeds. “365 days a year dogs are being slaughtered,” he said. The current survivors need to be adopted out in order to make room at the sanctuaries for those dogs destined for Yulin. “Change is in order, culture change is in order,” said Beri. “Activists, volunteers and allied forces are always leading the way. We don’t believe in bringing armies; we believe in growing them. That’s a sustainable solution.” Details for the media: What: 27 more Yulin meat festival survivors arriving to meet their forever families Where: JFK When: Mon., March 1, 2021 The media is welcome to experience this powerful event joining survivors with their families. About No Dogs Left Behind: No Dogs Left Behind operates boots on the ground in China, fighting on the frontlines to rescue dogs from the illegal dogmeat trade. They work hands-on with local activists through emergency response, pulling dogs directly from slaughterhouses, dogmeat trucks, wet markets and traffickers. Their mission extends beyond borders, advocating for the creation and enforcement of animal welfare laws, and raising awareness for a cruelty-free, sustainable world in which no animal is violated, exploited, tortured or slaughtered for commercial goods or profit. With nearly 500 survivors in their care, No Dogs Left Behind operates sanctuaries in Dayi and Gongyi, China. Contact Details Sherry Chen +1 855-665-0888 sherry@nodogsleftbehind.com Company Website http://www.nodogsleftbehind.com

February 25, 2021 06:02 PM Eastern Standard Time

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Keeping Your Heart Healthy with Kori Krill Oil: American Heart Month

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Heart disease is the leading health-related cause of death in the United States, taking the lives of 2,200 people each day. Nearly half of American adults have at least one of the top three risk factors for heart disease: high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and smoking. February is American Heart Month, a time to learn about simple steps you can take now to help your heart. For many years, experts have recommended that people eat fatty fish rich in essential Omega-3 nutrients at least twice a week. But did you that most Americans—up to 70%— are deficient in Omega-3s because they do not eat enough fish? That’s a concern because scientific studies have shown that Omega-3s can support our heart and overall health. A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/j-djtjZjb9M So, if you want to get on track to a maintaining a healthy heart but don’t know where to start, what to eat or what supplements to use, what should you do? Kori Krill Oil partnered with Dr. Taz Bhatia, D S Simon Media, and YourUpdate TV on a nationwide media tour to discuss the steps you can take to help your heart, including the heart-healthy benefits of Omega-3s. Where you get your Omega-3s from matters. Research has found that there are two critical types of Omega-3s for our health, called EPA and DHA. These are what you find in real fish and in ocean-sourced supplements like Kori Pure Antarctic Krill Oil. According to the FDA, supportive but not conclusive research shows that consumption of EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. One serving of Kori Krill Oil provides 250 grams of EPA and DHA Omega-3 fatty acids. [See nutrition information for total fat, saturated fat and cholesterol content.] In addition, Omega-3s support normal triglycerides, may increase good cholesterol (HDL), and support normal circulation and heart rhythm. The important thing to realize about Omega-3 fatty acids is that our bodies can’t make them on their own. We have to consume them. Krill oil has been clinically proven to raise Omega-3 levels and is a doctor recommended Omega-3 source. Kori Krill Oil has superior Omega-3 absorption vs fish oil because it delivers Omega-3s in their most natural form, just as you would find in real fish. Plus, it has no fishy aftertaste. In addition to Omega-3s, Kori Krill Oil is also naturally a good source of choline, another essential nutrient that supports brain and nervous system health, and has an antioxidant. You won’t find either of these in fish oil. It even comes in small and mini sizes for people who have trouble swallowing large pills. Kori Krill Oil has a commitment to purity and quality. It’s certified sustainably sourced from pristine Antarctic waters and does not add artificial ingredients. For more information about supporting your heart health visit korikrilloil.com You can get Kori Krill Oil at Walmart, CVS and other retailers. About YourUpdateTV: YourUpdateTV is a social media video portal for organizations to share their content. It includes separate channels for Health and Wellness, Lifestyle, Media and Entertainment, Money and Finance, Social Responsibility, Sports and Technology. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

February 24, 2021 09:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Bourbon Expert Announces Wedding Season Virtual Bourbon and Whiskey Tastings

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Tom Fischer, a leading Bourbon, Whiskey and spirits expert, today announced virtual Bourbon and spirit tastings for weddings, a new end-to-end offering designed to provide wedding parties and guests with an informative, invigorating, unique event for socially distanced bachelor, bachelorette, reception parties and more. Bourbon Expert’s Bourbon and spirit tastings start with whiskey novices and enthusiasts alike receiving a variety of whiskey and bourbon shipped directly to their door. Once guests receive their shipment of whiskey, Fischer takes guests on a whiskey and spirit tasting and sensory experience that is both educational and entertaining. With powerful storytelling, Fischer demonstrates how to nose, taste, and review a whiskey and spirit. He provides personalized tasting notes, suggestions and a Q&A opportunity, allowing guests to tap into his knowledge of spirits. A Kentucky native, Fischer is friends with top distillers including Jim Beam ’s 7th generation Master Distiller Fred Noe, Jefferson’s Bourbon Founder Trey Zoeller, 4th Generation KY Peerless Distilling Co. Corky Taylor, and many more. Fischer is often first to report on and review new whiskey releases, and was the first independent whiskey expert to create a nationwide tour featuring a variety of brands and styles of bourbons and whiskeys. He hosts annual tastings throughout the United States at events from prestigious Kentucky Derby events to Food & Wine festivals. “Over the last decade, I’ve hosted near a thousand whiskey tastings for guests across the globe and I’m thrilled to bring my virtual tasting experiences to wedding celebrations,” said Tom Fischer, Bourbon expert. “Regardless of your background with spirits and whiskey – or whether you prefer Bourbon or Scotch – our carefully curated exploration in flavor will not only elevate your future adventures and tastings with your new spouse, but it will help you feel closer to your friends and family as you sip and learn together.” To learn more about the tastings, or to schedule your own visit: Bourbonblog.com/tastings About Bourbon Expert Tom Fischer is a top Bourbon expert and the founder of BourbonBlog.com. As a leading authority, presenter, and writer in the spirits industry, he created the first Bourbon website of its kind dedicated to following the rise of Bourbon and whiskey over the past 15 years. He and his team have chronicled one of the most detailed accounts of the rise of Bourbon and American whiskeys through a series on their Bourbon YouTube channel, Bourbon podcast channel and on BourbonBlog.com. Fischer is also Kentucky Colonel, a distinct honor given to those who have gone above and beyond for the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Contact Details Big Farm PR Anders Steele +1 323-909-2341 bourbon@bigfarmpr.com

February 23, 2021 08:04 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Minuteman Press Franchise Owner Manny Castro Fulfills Lifelong Dream of US Citizenship

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After being a permanent resident for over 35 years, Manny Castro has fulfilled his lifelong dream of achieving his US citizenship. As Minuteman Press franchise owner in Downey, CA for 14 years, Manny credits the support of his family and the team at Minuteman Press International with helping him achieve his dream. “I officially became a US Citizen on November 20, 2020, and it feels just great! This is my home; I have been living in the States most of my life and now I can vote. I am really proud of being a Citizen of the greatest country in the world, a land of opportunities for all!” From El Salvador to Entrepreneurship Originally from El Salvador, Manny is proud to be a shining example of achieving the American Dream both in his life and in his career. He says, “To get my US Citizenship after all this time is just an incredible accomplishment. I came to this beautiful country 38 years ago without a dollar in my pocket, no skills, no academic degrees, no English, not even a high school diploma. Just a young teenager at that time, running away from a very conflicted civil war in El Salvador, looking for a better life.” Reflecting back on those painful struggles and thinking about where he is today, Manny exclaims, “All I can say now is God is great, and may God continue to bless this great country that offers people from all walks of life, hope, endless opportunities, and a second chance in life.” Manny has owned his Minuteman Press franchise in Downey, CA since May 2007. During that time, he has successfully built his business while receiving crucial training and support from his franchisor. “My Regional Vice President Dan Byers and Steve Szymanski have always had my back since day one. They both wrote a beautiful letter of recommendation for me, to support my application for my citizenship. It meant so much to me and my family. Dan and Steve were delighted to help when I asked; everything I obtained when applying contributed to me being granted my citizenship. My kids were born here, and my entire family have already become citizens. It was time for me now to take that next step as well and join the millions of proud Americans. I love this country so much, and I’ve met great people along the way. God has opened up so many doors for me here. It is a land of opportunity for all. If you work hard, the sky is the limit.” Journey to Minuteman Press Dan Byers has known Manny Castro for 15 years. He says, “I first met Manny at a Franchise Expo in Pasadena in February 2006 and he was determined to own a business. At the time, he was working at a company that was downsizing and he saw business ownership as a means to financial independence, the opportunity to step up to a new challenge, and a way to regain control of his time.” Manny explains, “I was a distribution zone manager for a weekly publication company. I had researched many other companies and different industries for a while, but none of them gave me the level of confidence that I needed to motivate me and move forward that Minuteman Press did. Once my decision was made and we moved forward with training and opening up my center, they gave me a real solid foundation, and second-to-none ongoing support to this day.” Dan continues, “In an effort to be close to home, Manny converted an independent printing company in Downey to a Minuteman Press franchise in 2007. Time and time again, Manny has been able to successfully manage his business by working hard and treating people – customers, vendors, and employees – fairly and with the utmost respect. Whether it was the Great Recession of 2008 or the COVID-19 pandemic today, Manny has managed to stay positive and remain focused on growing his business by following the Minuteman Press franchise system.” Managing the Business Through the COVID-19 Pandemic Because Minuteman Press Downey is an essential business, Manny and his team have continued to remain open through the pandemic. He says, “We are an essential printing business and able to assist local businesses in any industry – medical, financial, retail, restaurants – and all businesses that continue to operate.” Manny adds, “For our clients, A-Frame signage, banners, floor decals, brochures, and direct mail have all been crucial in keeping their businesses operating safely while communicating with their customers. 99% of our customer base are other local businesses, and I see people are hungry to get back to work, to open up their doors safely, and we are helping them reach out and reopen safely. I’m very optimistic that things are turning back into full force. We have positioned ourselves to be there for our business community and meet their needs.” During the pandemic, Minuteman Press International has once again proven to be there for Manny to support him. He says, “Minuteman Press ongoing support during these unprecedented times has been tremendous. They’ve been there for us since COVID-19 started and provided us with extensive communications, guidance, marketing strategies, and additional resources. For example, when two of my employees needed to be home, Minuteman Press immediately provided me with additional field support to help me out with everything I needed. They are always there and quick to act whenever I need a helping hand or advice.” “We are an essential printing business and able to assist local businesses in any industry – medical, financial, retail, restaurants – and all businesses that continue to operate.” -Manny Castro, Minuteman Press franchise owner, Downey, CA Rewards of Business Ownership + Advice for Others When asked about the rewards of owning his business, Manny answers, “The most rewarding thing is having full control of your life and your financials. It’s very fulfilling to have your own business. I know that if I work hard, I reap the benefits.” His advice for others is this: “I will say Minuteman Press is a great company to partner up with. They are a leader in the printing industry and with over 45 years of experience. For someone like me who did not know about paper sizes and stocks 14 years ago, this meant the world to me. People can review the Minuteman Press franchise and see there are no hidden agendas. There was no pressure to buy the franchise, and they’ve supported me from day one and continue to work with me in achieving my company goals with ongoing coaching and marketing strategies to get there. Our success is their success as well. Minuteman Press has helped me do everything from getting started and achieving my dream of owning a business to helping my essential business during the pandemic.” Manny reflects once more on his incredible journey to US Citizenship, saying, “And now, Minuteman Press has helped me fulfill my other lifelong dream of becoming a US Citizen. For someone from El Salvador to be able to accomplish all of this, I needed to have help along the way. I couldn’t ask for a better franchise to be a part of or better people who are working on behalf of Minuteman Press International to support me with everything I do. Minuteman Press simply has my back, and I couldn’t ask for anything more than that in my business and in my life.” For more information on Minuteman Press in Downey, CA, visit https://www.downey.minutemanpress.com. Learn more about #1 rated Minuteman Press franchise opportunities and read Minuteman Press franchise reviews at https://minutemanpressfranchise.com. Contact Details Minuteman Press International Chris Biscuiti +1 631-249-1370 cbiscuiti@mpihq.com Company Website https://minutemanpressfranchise.com

February 22, 2021 10:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Elevate Your Health and Wellness Routine in 2021

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With healthy routines top of mind now more than ever, it’s important to discuss some simple ways to stay on track in the New Year. From immune health and stress support to supplements for sleep – there are many ways to help people live a healthier version of themselves and make the most of each and every day.* Health and Wellness Experts from The Bountiful Company, Meghan Sowa and Nicole Hayes, recently teamed with YourUpdateTV to discuss tips for maintaining a healthy lifestyle, in addition to providing vitamin, supplement and other product recommendations such as healthy snacking options to consider. A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/ngcrVBhhy6o Immune Health: Immune health is at the forefront of many minds right now and the experts have a few key items to incorporate into your routine for 2021. First, Nature's Bounty® Immune 24 Hour+ with Ester-C®, the only Vitamin C with 24-hour immune support†, that provides advanced, long-lasting immune support to help keep you healthy.* Plus, these rapid release soft gels contain ingredients like Vitamin D, Zinc, Vitamin A for extra immune and antioxidant support, and herbal superstars Elderberry and Echinacea.* Taking a multivitamin is another great way to maintain overall health. Sundown® Adult Multivitamin Gummies are a fun and delicious way for adults to take vitamins. These gluten free, dairy free and Non-GMO gummies are all clean‡, all the time and have 10 essential vitamins to provide support for bone, immune and heart health. Parents and kids both love Sundown® Kids Complete◊ Multivitamin Gummies because they’re packed with 13 essential nutrients, are Non-GMO, Gluten, Dairy and Peanut Free and come in delicious, fun character shapes. For immune support and to keep your bones and joints healthy, turn to Osteo Bi-Flex® Triple Strength + Vitamin D.* The Triple Strength formula features Vitamin D to support strong, healthy bones and a healthy immune system, plus Joint Shield™ to soothe joints and help with occasional joint stiffness.* Easing Stress and Promoting Restful Sleep: More than half of Americans (55%) say they experience stress most of the day, so it’s no surprise stress and sleep are trends in the supplement industry1. Nature’s Bounty® Sleep3+Stress Support is an extension of the innovative Nature’s Bounty ® Sleep3, the first maximum strength tri-layer sleep aid launched in 2019.* For occasional sleeplessness, the innovative time-release melatonin technology helps you fall asleep fast and stay asleep longer, while Ashwagandha helps support a healthy response to occasional stress and anxiety.* To specifically address stress, Nature’s Bounty® Stress Comfort Mood Booster Gummies easily fit into your stress-management routine with delicious gummies to calm feelings of stress and promote a positive mood.* Beauty Tips: We all want to look and feel our best all year-round, and let’s face it – beauty starts from within. One way to pamper yourself is with Nature’s Bounty® Advanced Hair, Skin & Nails gummies. From Nature’s Bounty®, the #1 brand for hair, skin and nails product∆, this item supports beautiful hair, glowing skin and healthy nails, and focuses on beauty from the inside out.* But that’s not all! Beauty fans can give their routines an extra boost with Nature’s Bounty® Collagen Beauty Blends. This line of powders dissolve in cold or hot liquid and helps improve skin elasticity and hydration, while helping to decrease skin roughness.* New Year, New Fitness Resolutions: The New Year is a great time to up your fitness game and Sports & Active brand, Pure Protein ®, has you covered with multiple new innovations. Fitness fans will love the NEW Pure Protein® S'mores and Chocolate Peanut Butter 30g Shakes. Packed with 30 grams of protein and less than 1 gram of sugar, these are the perfect option for protein on-the-go. And for all of the snack lovers out there, who want to indulge without the guilt we have new sweet and savory snacking options. The NEW Pure Protein® Double Chocolate and Snickerdoodle Sandwich Cookies are delicious, soft and chewy cookie sandwiches are a perfect treat any time of the day. Also check out the poppable, savory NEW Pure Protein® Nacho Cheese Puffs and Brick Oven Pizza Puffs, which have 18g of protein, just 1g of sugar and are irresistibly tasty and crunchy. Stay in the know by following The Bountiful Company on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. About Meghan Sowa: As a busy working mom, Meghan maintains a healthy lifestyle by getting her steps through trailing behind her active second grader and new puppy. And for those mid-afternoon calls, she always has a protein bar handy for that extra boost. Meghan stays close to the health and wellness space personally and professionally, and wants nothing more than to help folks (of all ages) do the same. About Nicole Hayes: As full-time working mom of 3 under 4, including a set of twins, Nicole knows it can be tough to keep up a wellness routine. That’s why she fits it into her entire day, whether it’s running errands, taking trips to the park with her little ones, or going on a lunchtime walk. Being an insider at The Bountiful Company, Nicole is sure to know the best tips and tricks to incorporate wellness into your everyday routine. About YourUpdateTV: YourUpdateTV is a social media video portal for organizations to share their content. It includes separate channels for Health and Wellness, Lifestyle, Media and Entertainment, Money and Finance, Social Responsibility, Sports and Technology. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

February 22, 2021 10:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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CMMC Center of Excellence Announces Engagement Agreement with SteelCloud

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The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification Center of Excellence ( CMMC COE ), hosted by the Information Technology Acquisition Advisory Council (IT-AAC), a public-private partnership serving the public and private sectors for more than 15 years, is excited to announce a partnership with SteelCloud, a leading provider of capabilities to automate policy compliance, configuration control, and Cloud security. This unique partnership will extend efforts to identify and include proven capabilities within the CMMC COE Marketplace to improve cybersecurity protection and resilience for the global defense industrial base network of contractors, vendors, and suppliers. ConfigOS is SteelCloud’s patented software compliance suite that allows anyone to quickly establish a STIG ( Security Technical Implementation Guide ) and or CIS ( Center for Information Security ) - cyber security compliant environment. The patented software is a complete solution offering scanning, automated remediation, compliance reporting, and external interfaces to other tools. ConfigOS is the only COTS solution on the market that fully automates remediation out of the box, saving countless hours of information assurance labor while establishing enterprise compliance consistency. It addresses policy remediation automation for Windows and Linux operating systems and applications. Learn more at https://www.steelcloud.com/cmmc/ The executed Engagement Agreement establishes a collaborative engagement between SteelCloud and the CMMC COE to partner in the furthering of their respective and complementary missions and objectives regarding the adoption, use, and expansion of CMMC based cybersecurity practices, risk management, and compliance for the DIB contractor, vendor, and supplier community of providers creating a broader CMMC ecosystem globally to improve security and resilience. Specific actions will include: The co-development of CMMC advisory services, cyber training and education programs to accelerate CMMC certification, increase cyber adoption and improve cyber protection & resilience. Co-sponsor symposiums, training programs and podcasts leveraging their combined cyber and IT expertise. Host regular working groups, with other partners, to enable collaboration and communications. Source qualified CMMC/ cyber professionals to serve as advocates. Establish an independent Industry Cyber Security Advisory Council with peer organisations to advise and educate leaders across government and industry on the continued evolution and effectiveness of CMMC. The CMMC-COE ( http://cmmc-coe.org ) and SteelCloud partnership will focus on bringing together the many disparate cyber and national security communities of interest to reduce complexity, improve awareness, and accelerate industry effort to become more cyber resilient against the growing threats from nation states and criminal enterprises. “This is exciting opportunity for us”, said Mr. John Weiler, Chairman of the Board at CMMC Center of Excellence, “This new partnership will further help advance the goals and objectives for improving the supply chain security and resilience of the US Department of Defense (DoD)”. “SteelCloud is excited to forge this partnership with the CMMC-COE,” said Mr. Brian Hajost, SteelCloud President & CEO. “CMMC is a vital program to secure the DoD’s contractor supply chain in order to protect critical U.S information. By working with the CMMC-COE, we can deliver our compliance automation technology and reduce the cost and complexity of CMMC compliance for the broadest range of DIB customers.” The CMMC-COE establishes both a Market Place and Knowledge Clearinghouse that will include resources that support the overall effort, including white papers; tutorials; recorded webcasts; presentations; and more that will help reduce the cost and burden on small and medium size contractors already struggling from the impact of COVID. For more information on the CMMC COE, please visit http://cmmc-coe.org email info@cmmc-coe.org or call 703-863-3766 For more information on SteelCloud, please visit https://www.steelcloud.com/ About Us ---------- CMMC-COE.ORG is a unique non-profit public-private partnership, with a vision to accelerate Cybersecurity Maturity Model (CMM) adoption, and reduce time & cost for security compliance for our partners by leveraging commercial best practices, CMMC standards, and innovative solutions for a measurable success. Our mission, focused on DOD mission objectives, cost containment and expeditious CMMC compliance, is to help the DIB improve cyber posture and resilience, and simplify its acquisition. The CMMC-COE is hosted by the Information Technology Acquisition Advisory Council (IT-AAC), a public/private partnership (P3) chartered in 2007 as an honest broker to reach outside the confines of the Federal IT advisories that lack dynamic reach into the Global IT Market, and dedicated to the adoption of commercial IT management standards of practice and innovations emanating from the Global IT market. Team IT-AAC has already demonstrated the value of its decade long investment, and provides a unique value to agencies seeking to achieve accelerate the transformation of legacy processes and systems. Our Just-in-Time SMEs apply an innovative suite of Technology Business Management and Agile Acquisition Processes needed to assure the business value of commercial IT. The Interoperability Clearinghouse (ICH), is the managing partner that make up the 24 NGO/SDO organizations that make up the IT-AAC. ICH provides the contract vehicles, clearances, and critical resources proven to guide sustainable, measurable and repeatable processes needed to drive better investment decisions as the speed of mission need, while aligning existing processes, methods and workforce with IT reform mandates contained in Clinger Cohen Act, FITARA, IT MGT Act, EO13838. Contact Details Bob Dix +1 703-975-6633 bob.dix@it-aac.org Company Website https://cmmc-coe.org

February 22, 2021 08:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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National Survey Says 98% of Responding Brain Injury Rehabilitation Providers Plan Continued Use of Telehealth Services Post-Pandemic

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, telehealth service sessions have more than doubled after the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. A recent Brain Injury Association of America national survey of more than 400 providers of brain injury rehabilitation services regarding telehealth services found that: 81% of respondents reported reliable collection of objective clinical data through telehealth sessions. 76% reported patient progress using the telehealth platform was equal to, or in some cases superior to, progress in the clinic. 98% of respondents plan to continue use of telehealth in the future, assuming it is reimbursable by insurance plans. Centre for Neuro Skills (CNS), a premier provider of treatment for traumatic and acquired brain injury, recently surpassed providing more than 100,000 hours of rehabilitation therapy via telehealth sessions during the pandemic. According to CNS’ internal survey data, telehealth has been well-received and effective for both patients and staff: “Centre for Neuro Skills expanded our innovative telehealth services to complement our in-person rehabilitation therapy programs during the pandemic,” said David Harrington, president and COO of CNS. “For 40 years, Centre for Neuro Skills has emphasized patient safety in tandem with patient progress. The success of telehealth supports this ongoing need to protect patients during treatment, as they relearn skills and embrace independence.” The full spectrum of CNS’ therapeutic treatments are offered through telehealth, including: counseling, speech therapy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, education therapy, case management, family communication, business partner communication and physician or specialist consultation. With the onset of COVID-19, CNS deftly pivoted to telehealth and discovered a host of benefits, including observation of the patient’s home environment. This aided in developing an individualized reintegration strategy post-injury. About Centre for Neuro Skills Centre for Neuro Skills is an experienced and respected world leader in providing intensive rehabilitation and medical programs for those recovering from all types of brain injury. CNS covers a full spectrum of advanced care from residential and assisted living to outpatient/day treatment. Founded by Dr. Mark Ashley in 1980, CNS has seven locations in California and Texas. For more information about Center for Neuro Skills, visit: https://www.neuroskills.com/, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube. For a video overview of CNS, visit: https://youtu.be/Jwqve9gWtEw Contact Details Landis Communications Inc. Robin Carr +1 415-971-3991 cns@landispr.com Company Website https://landispr.com/

February 18, 2021 06:32 PM Eastern Standard Time

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