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NIST SP 800-171 DFARS Compliance Toolkit Now Available for Instant Download from the Federal Compliance Experts at FLANK

The quick, cost-effective and easy solution is to instantly download the award-winning NIST SP 800-171 DFARS Compliance Toolkit compliance toolkit today from FLANK. DALLAS, TX, March 17, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ — Businesses providing services to federal agencies – particularly the Department of Defense (DoD) – are now being required to become DFARS NIST 800-171 compliant in accordance with the mandated controls found within the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) SP 800-171. Times have definitely changed when it comes to regulatory compliance with the U.S. government, so say goodbye to years of apathy and non-enforcement, and hello to the new rigorous demands now being place on thousands of DoD contractors throughout North America and abroad. By the time you’re reading this, it’s highly likely that DFARS NIST 800-171 compliance has been inserted into your contractual terms with the DoD or your prime, and if so, then it’s time to get serious about DFARS, and also time to get to know NIST SP 800-171. The NIST publications are well-written, extremely detailed, but can also be quite challenging for businesses to implement, but not anymore! Our award-winning NIST SP 800-171 DFARS Compliance Toolkit contains all the essential ingredients for helping federal contractors becoming DFARS compliant. Available for instant download, the NIST SP 800-171 DFARS Compliance Toolkit contains hundreds of pages of professionally developed policies, procedures, forms, templates, and much more. Want...

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Award Winning Author Of Children’s Books, Dr Nicole, Announces Latest Book In Felix And Booboo Series, ‘Amy Has A Rash: Chickenpox’

Dr. Nicole is a multi-award winning best-selling author, based in Quebec. She writes children’s books that educate, inspire and teach valuable life lessons. WILMINGTON, NC, March 17, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ — Multi-award-winning children’s book author Dr. Nicole has announced the release of a new book in the Felix and Booboo Series, ‘Amy Has A Rash: Chickenpox’. The new book is one of a series of eight books that address medical issues and make them understandable for young children. The goal is to increase the child’s understanding of her body and to help eliminate fear of diseases and medical procedures. This series is also available in French (Felix et Boubou) in paperback, Kindle and PDF versions. In this highly engaging story, Felix runs to Amy with his magical doctor suitcase bag. Amy’s body is covered with red pimples. Booboo tells her that she has chickenpox. Felix and all the magical instruments, except View, had already caught this disease. Amy and View will have to be brave against the virus. Readers of any age will know all the secrets of chickenpox. “My true intentions regarding writing this series are to inspire children to read, to set their imaginations free and to encourage good decision making regarding health, safety and critical thinking,” Dr. Nicole stated. “Writing children’s books is a way for me to give back and be a positive resource to the...

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Sydney Sprague Reveals New Feminist Anthem “ABomb” on March 16th

Singer/Songwriter Sydney Uses Explosive Lyrics to Give a Voice to the Degradation of Women, Immigrants and America LOS ANGELES, CA, March 17, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ — Americana/Indie Alternative/POP Singer/Songwriter Sydney Spragues’ new single, “ABomb,” takes an unflinching look at todays societal problems that give her the most anxiety. From corrupt government officials passing anti-women legislation and peppering their public remarks with divisive and racist rhetoric to lax gun laws leading to violent school shootings that leave innocent school children traumatized, it’s easy to feel hopeless. Sydney Sprague uses music as a weapon to fight back against these daily fireballs launched that assault us all as we move through the world, and proves that speaking out and raising your voice can lead to lasting change. Sydney wrote, produced, sang vocals and played guitar for “ABomb.” Cory Spotts co-produced and played guitar and bass, while Marty Welker played drums. The track was recorded at BLUElight Audio Media in Phoenix, AZ. The accompanying music video for “ABomb” was shot at the Women’s March in Downtown Los Angeles. Interspersed with shots of strong women and girls proudly displaying their protest messages as they gaze directly into the camera, the video builds a feeling of hope and community. The video was Directed by Natasha Wilson and filmed by Videographer Darrin Bush. “ABomb” will be available on iTunes, Spotify, Pandora and ReverbNation on Friday, March 16th,...

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St. Patrick’s Day at Prairie Grass Cafe in Northbrook IL

Brunch and Dinner Specials for St. Patrick’s Day NORTHBROOK, IL, March 17, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ — As luck has it, St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Saturday this year. Join Prairie Grass Cafe (601 N. Skokie Blvd., Northbrook, IL; 847-205-4433) for a delicious St. Patrick’s Day brunch or dinner. The day starts off with brunch featuring chefs Sarah Stegner and George Bumbaris’ house-made Corned Beef Hash served with Poached Eggs, Green Hollandaise and Sauteed Potatoes ($14.50). The festivities continue with a deliciously Irish dinner at 5 p.m. Prairie Grass Cafe will serve its traditional Corned Beef and Cabbage dinner accompanied by a slice of homemade Irish soda bread ($22.50) Make it a true St. Paddy’s day feast and enjoy a pint or two of Guinness from the tap. The regular menu also will be available on these days. View the full brunch menu here and the dinner menu here. About Prairie Grass Cafe Prairie Grass Cafe (601 Skokie Blvd.; Northbrook, IL; 847-205-4433), co-owned by chefs Sarah Stegner and George Bumbaris, supports Chicago’s Green City Market and local sustainable farms, selecting the freshest ingredients to reflect the season. To make a reservation, please call (847) 205-4433 or visit Follow Prairie Grass Cafe news at and on Facebook at —For the original version of this press release, please visit

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The Mortgage Company Welcomes Mortgage Industry Superstar

Barbara Harkins brings her experienced team to Lehigh Valley’s Best Lender (according to the Morning Call’s Readers Choice Poll, 2011-2017) ALLENTOWN, PA, March 17, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ — The Mortgage Company, a division of AnnieMac Home Mortgage, is pleased to announce that one of the home lending industry’s superstars, The Barb Harkins Team has joined our team. Barbara Harkins, Kristi Johns, and Michelle Halpin who helped over 225 families become homeowners and totaled an astounding $42 million in home loan volume last year alone, will put her expertise at the service of clients in the Allentown area. Barbara has worked in the home lending industry for 14 years, and has spent two decades in the Lehigh Valley. Mike Bower and Steve Stelzman, branch managers of our Allentown location, said: “We are very excited to welcome Barb Harkins to The Mortgage Company! The Barb Harkins Team is one of the Valley’s top-producing loan originating teams and the top 1% loan originators in the nation. Her expert knowledge of the Lehigh Valley real estate market will be an amazing asset to our clients. We couldn’t be prouder that they chose us! “ She’s excited about the resources that The Mortgage Company offers her, including the widest range of loans available in the mortgage industry, in-house processing that translates into speed and reliability for clients, and a wealth of support services for the...

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