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World Plumbing Council Invites Submissions for Annual Scholarships

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Friday, December 2, 2022

ONTARIO, Calif., Dec. 2, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The World Plumbing Council is accepting applications for its three annual scholarships, two of which are awarded to plumbers to travel internationally to learn more about the industry, and the third of which goes to a trainer/instructor to attend the annual UA Instructor Training Program in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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  • ONTARIO, Calif., Dec. 2, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The World Plumbing Council is accepting applications for its three annual scholarships, two of which are awarded to plumbers to travel internationally to learn more about the industry, and the third of which goes to a trainer/instructor to attend the annual UA Instructor Training Program in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
  • The scholarships are available to individuals actively involved in their local plumbing industry, particularly in education and training.
  • They help create an educational exchange between plumbing industry participants from different countries; increase awareness of the contribution plumbing has made to global health, sustainability, and the environment; and provide a platform for networking and relationship building on a global level, helping strengthen the inter-connectedness of the global plumbing industry.
  • The Scholarship for Least Developed and Developing Countries is a one-time grant for an individual actively involved in their local plumbing industry, particularly in education and training, to travel to another country for the purpose of developing and contributing further plumbing industry knowledge.

Shareholder Alert: Robbins LLP Informs Investors of Class Action Against Generac Holdings Inc. (GNRC)

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Friday, December 2, 2022

The Class: Robbins LLP informs investors that a shareholder filed a class action on behalf of all persons and entities who purchased or otherwise acquired Generac Holdings Inc. (NYSE: GNRC) common stock between April 29, 2021 and November 1, 2022.

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  • The Class: Robbins LLP informs investors that a shareholder filed a class action on behalf of all persons and entities who purchased or otherwise acquired Generac Holdings Inc. (NYSE: GNRC) common stock between April 29, 2021 and November 1, 2022.
  • What Now: Similarly situated shareholders may be eligible to participate in the class action against Generac.
  • Shareholders who want to act as lead plaintiff for the class must file their papers by January 30, 2022.
  • As a result of these disclosures, the price of Generac shares declined by $8.99 per share, or 8%.

Skillsoft to Present at Barclays 2022 Global Technology, Media, and Telecommunications Conference

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Skillsoft Corp. (NYSE: SKIL) (Skillsoft or the Company), a leading platform for transformative learning experiences, today announced that Jeffrey R. Tarr, Chief Executive Officer, will present at this years Barclays Global Technology, Media, and Telecommunications Conference.

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  • Skillsoft Corp. (NYSE: SKIL) (Skillsoft or the Company), a leading platform for transformative learning experiences, today announced that Jeffrey R. Tarr, Chief Executive Officer, will present at this years Barclays Global Technology, Media, and Telecommunications Conference.
  • The presentation is scheduled for December 8, 2022, at approximately 4:55 p.m.
  • A live webcast of the presentation will be available on the Investor Relations section of the Skillsoft website at investor.skillsoft.com .
  • The Company partners with enterprise organizations and serves a global community of learners to prepare todays employees for tomorrows economy.

Creative Destruction Lab Rapid Screening Consortium (CDL RSC) Wins PMI Project of the Year Award

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Friday, December 2, 2022

Participating organizations received resources, including a playbook, to set up a screening program through rapid antigen tests to protect their employees against COVID-19 exposure.

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  • Participating organizations received resources, including a playbook, to set up a screening program through rapid antigen tests to protect their employees against COVID-19 exposure.
  • Last night the CDL Rapid Screening Consortium was honoured with the top prize from the Project Management Institute winning the PMI Project of the Year Award at a ceremony in Las Vegas.
  • The award recognizes the complex project that best delivers superior performance of project management practices, superior organizational results, and positive impacts on society.
  • Highly disciplined project management processes and imaginative organizational design were essential to setting up the CDL Rapid Screening Consortium for success, says Sonia Sennik, executive director, Creative Destruction Lab, who also served as executive director of the CDL RSC.

Udemy Recognized as a Top Workplace for Parents by Great Place to Work®

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Friday, December 2, 2022

To determine the honorees of this highly-competitive annual list, Great Place to Work analyzed survey responses from more than 568,000 parents who work for Great Place to Work-Certified companies and employ at least 50 parents.

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  • To determine the honorees of this highly-competitive annual list, Great Place to Work analyzed survey responses from more than 568,000 parents who work for Great Place to Work-Certified companies and employ at least 50 parents.
  • We want to congratulate all of the companies being recognized on Great Place to Works list of 2022 Best Workplaces for Parents, says Michael C. Bush, CEO at Great Place to Work.
  • Udemy is focused on ensuring all parents take meaningful time away from work to bond with their children and provide the space for parents to re-acclimate when they return.
  • Today, 94% of employees say Udemy is a great place to work, far exceeding the U.S. average of just 57%.

Carnegie Learning Appoints Visionary Leader Suzanne Simons as New Chief Literacy and ELL Officer

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Friday, December 2, 2022

Carnegie Learning , a leader in artificial intelligence for K-12 education and formative assessment, today announced Dr. Suzanne Simons as Chief Literacy and English Language Learner (ELL) Officer.

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  • Carnegie Learning , a leader in artificial intelligence for K-12 education and formative assessment, today announced Dr. Suzanne Simons as Chief Literacy and English Language Learner (ELL) Officer.
  • Suzanne is a leading expert in the field of literacy with a remarkable ability to anticipate the future of our industry, says Carnegie Learning CEO Barry Malkin.
  • Prior to joining Carnegie Learning, Simons led Content and Curriculum Innovation at the National Geographic Society.
  • "Im thrilled to join Carnegie Learning right as the world of education is at an inflection point," said Simons.

Huntington Medical Research Institutes to Host Holiday Open House Commemorating 70th Anniversary

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Friday, December 2, 2022

Huntington Medical Research Institutes (HMRI), a leading biomedical research organization in Southern California, is celebrating its 70th anniversary by opening its doors to the public this Saturday, December 3, 2022, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for its Holiday Open House.

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  • Huntington Medical Research Institutes (HMRI), a leading biomedical research organization in Southern California, is celebrating its 70th anniversary by opening its doors to the public this Saturday, December 3, 2022, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for its Holiday Open House.
  • We look forward to celebrating many more innovative discoveries in our focus areas of cardiovascular, neurovascular and neuroscience research.
  • HMRI began as an outgrowth of two separate institutes: Pasadena Foundation for Medical Research, established in 1952, and the Institute of Medical Research of Huntington Memorial Hospital, founded in 1953.
  • Huntington Medical Research Institutes (HMRI) is an independent, nonprofit organization located in Pasadena, California.

As CEOs Grapple with Which ESG Issues to Focus On, They Should Prioritize Where Their Companies Can Make the Biggest Impact

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Friday, December 2, 2022

The report also notes that CEOs should work with their boards to ensure that ESG is appropriately integrated into their companies' strategies and goals.

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  • The report also notes that CEOs should work with their boards to ensure that ESG is appropriately integrated into their companies' strategies and goals.
  • It tends to focus on importance to stakeholders, rather than on the company's impact on the natural environment and society.
  • High impact, variable control: While this area offers companies the greatest opportunity for impact, they have only variable levels of control.
  • CEOs can help to achieve this by:
    Educating the board on ESG issues that tie to the firm's main risks and opportunities.

Instruqt Launches LTI Support - unlock powerful learning experiences with ease

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Friday, December 2, 2022

AMSTERDAM, Dec. 2, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Instruqt, a next-generation hands-on virtual IT lab platform for product adoption, is pleased to announce the launch of Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) support. It is now even easier to embed Instruqt hands-on learning content into your LMS! Your learners will now be able to access the Instruqt track directly from your LMS! And when they complete the track, their progress will be automatically tracked in your LMS.

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  • Instruqt helps companies create tangible onboarding and training with hands-on learning on real environments.
  • AMSTERDAM, Dec. 2, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Instruqt , a next-generation hands-on virtual IT lab platform for product adoption, is pleased to announce the launch of Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) support.
  • It is now even easier to embed Instruqt hands-on learning content into your LMS!
  • Easily assess learning outcomes by sharing data with your LMS securely & quickly," says Ad Mochtar , CTO & Co-founder of Instruqt.

The Hockaday School Names Dr. Laura Leathers as New Head of School

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Friday, December 2, 2022

DALLAS, Dec. 2, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hockaday School is pleased to announce Dr. Laura Leathers as the next Eugene McDermott Head of School, effective January 1, 2023.

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  • DALLAS, Dec. 2, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hockaday School is pleased to announce Dr. Laura Leathers as the next Eugene McDermott Head of School, effective January 1, 2023.
  • Prior to her interim role, Dr. Leathers served as Hockaday's Assistant Head of School for Academic Affairs.
  • The selection follows an extensive nationwide search for a new Head of School conducted along with the School's search partner, RG175.
  • "We are thrilled to name Dr. Leathers as the next Head of School," said Nicole Ginsburg Small '91, Chair of the Hockaday Board of Trustees.