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Utah Start-up Doing Its Part to Curb National Substitute Shortage


OREM, Utah, December 4, 2019 – Located in the heart of Utah’s Silicon Slopes, Ready2Teach, LLC was born of the local schools’ needs to find good, qualified substitutes while not breaking the bank to do so. With the nationwide shortage in substitute teachers, Ready2Teach set out to build a web and mobile-based platform that eliminated the hoops of traditional educational staffing companies. Today, Ready2Teach announced the launch of their mobile app, available for free on both iOS and Android. These innovative platforms make access readily available for school administrators, teachers and subs any time and anywhere.

With the substitute teacher shortage not only affecting Utah schools but being a problem for schools across the nation as well, Ready2Teach seamlessly connects qualified substitute teachers within a county with schools and vice versa. The streamlined process cuts costs for schools, which in turn makes higher pay to the subs a welcome possibility. .

Ready2Teach had my interest in becoming a substitute teacher from the very beginning,” stated Darrin Brooks, a substitute teacher from Utah. “I found Ready2Teach a company that promotes natural harmony between schools and the substitute community. Similarly, the use of their personal, virtual platform allowed me easy access to the available jobs in my area at the click of a button.”

Hailed as the “Uber for Substitute Teachers,” Ready2Teach helps substitute teachers effortlessly find job within the geographical area they set. It also provides a simple, user-friendly experience to the teachers and school administrators posting and managing temporary job openings.

“Pairing the mobile app launch with the web app, Ready2Teach is altering the way school administrators and teachers connect with qualified substitutes in a way never seen before,” said Andrew Dadson, co-founder and CEO.

With Ready2Teach, schools can simply post and ma “Ready2Teach has already helped to fill thousands of jobs by creating the ideal experience for all parties. Thus, schools are able to focus on what really matters — the kids.” nage jobs 24/7 and respond quickly, allowing all parties to be more efficient and productive.

Ready2Teach app benefits include:

‘Exclusive’ and ‘Favorite’ lists – Pick specific ‘favorite’ substitutes so only they can access a job. If a school has its own ‘exclusive’ pool of subs, they can post jobs exclusively to them.

• Automated Job Escalation – Post the job to your ‘exclusive’ or ‘favorite’ list and escalate to the general pool automatically if not filled within your allotted time.
• Upload lesson plans – A feature to benefit all parties, this allows teachers to let the subs know exactly what they need to be successful and direct the kids in line with the teacher’s efforts.

After a successful beta test on web and mobile with all its users—both subs and schools—this newest update offers more flexibility and increased efficiency.

About Ready2Teach

Located in the heart of Utah’s Silicon Slopes, Ready2Teach launched in 2018 after noticing a significant gap in the education absence management space. In the short time span since the company’s inception, Ready2Teach has signed on more than 500 subs filling over 5,000 teaching vacancies in Utah and nearby States. The number of filled jobs keep rising month-over-month. For districts, charter schools and subs, to learn more about Ready2Teach or join the family, visit www.ready2teach.com

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Mayor of London Report: Suggests Eco-design Stoves as Part of the Solution


London, UK; 2 December 2019 – According to the Mayor of London Report, published in October entitled, ‘Roadmap to meeting World Health Organization guidelines by 2030’, Eco-design stoves have the potential to assist in reducing particle pollution associated with biomass burning and cooking.

The report, based on modelling results by the Environmental Research Group (ERG) at King’s College, outlines policies and guidelines aimed at reducing PM2.5 to meet WHO guideline limits by 2030. It suggests the Eco-design standard within its guidelines as an example of how to substantially reduce PM2.5 and eludes to new statistics on wood burner emissions as it has reclassified biomass burning (as a whole) as ‘the second largest source of PM2.5 in London, accounting for 16 per cent of local PM2.5’ (the majority of which will likely be open fires and 10+ year old, wood burners). This 16 per cent figure is in a similar realm as ‘Non-Road Mobile Machinery’ (15%) and ‘cooking (including commercial cooking) which contributes 13 per cent of local emissions’.

According to the report, road transport remains the largest individual source of PM2.5 in London, accounting for 30 per cent of local emissions.

These new statistics are a far cry away from the previously reported 38% of particulate matter attributed to biomass burning and in fact, the 16% figure given for London could be even lower if modelled across the whole of the UK.

The implication of the findings is that if all open fires and old stoves in London (and the UK for that matter) were to be replaced with Eco-design stoves, then the particle pollution attributed to domestic wood burning would be massively reduced – a relatively simple intervention when considering how difficult it could be to severely reduce particle pollution in other key areas of contribution.
The report also points out the need to ‘address wood burner emissions through a new fit-for-purpose testing regime’.
Those in the industry itself are confident that comprehensive, scientific studies will lead to further conclusions that it’s been extremely proactive in its approach to producing very low emission wood burner and multi-fuel stoves.

Daniel Gibbs, Managing Director of Ignite Stoves & Fires and Chair of the Stove Industry Alliance Retail Group said, ‘It’s reassuring to see that further scientific studies are revealing the key contributors to particle pollution and the fact that these latest guidelines mention the Eco-design standard in their plans for tackling particulate matter. This will hopefully dispel the fear that’s been created around wood burners, following a year of inaccurate and very misleading information. This latest report should give anyone with an Eco-design stove some comforting reassurance that they are part of the solution, not the problem. The industry now looks forward to further evidence proving that Eco-design wood burner and multi-fuel stoves are a low emission, highly efficient heating solution.”

Visit www.ignitestoves.com to view a range of stoves that already meet or surpass the Eco-design standards, way ahead of 2022.

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Unique chance to become part of UK’s largest fitness network


https://www.prfire.com/Hussle has unveiled its new crowdfunding push, with the opportunity to own part of the platform for as little as £10

We all know that eating well and keeping fit is vital to our well-being, but it’s not always easy to make positive choices. Every year thousands of people sign up to new gym memberships which they only use for a couple of weeks, often because being restricted to one venue doesn’t work for urban lifestyles. That’s all changing, thanks to Hussle.

The London based company is disrupting the fitness industry by making gym memberships easier and more flexible. Instead of just signing up to one venue, members can access pools, spa and gyms all around the UK, with daily or monthly passes that can be easily paused and re-started.

In the past six months alone Hussle has struck deals with big names including Three, Tesco and Premier Inn and scored an impressive list of investors such as Channel 4, Concentric, Techogym, MMC and Albion VC. Hussle’s Corporate Fitness Program is launching in November, offering plenty of incentives for businesses and their employees to be their best version of themselves.

This is a great time to invest, as the company is undergoing a rapid expansion. Each month sees more than 10,000 new members discover Hussle, and the brand has already generated approximately 2.5m gym visits, while partnering with almost 40% of all the health clubs and gym facilities in the United Kingdom.

“Our mission is to create a globally trusted fitness brand that helps people make life work out,” says Hussle CEO, Jamie Ward.

For investors who relate to this ethos, becoming part of the Hussle family is quick and simple – providing them with the opportunity to join in with the brand’s success.

Based on the level of interest shown so far, the funding target is likely to be hit within a few days of the campaign going live. To make sure you are one of the first to know when you can invest, register your interest now at https://www.hussle.com/crowdfunding

About Hussle.com

‘Hussle is the UK’s most flexible way to get fit. Stop, start with a click of a button. Enjoy using premium gyms, whether near work, home or whilst travelling. With unlimited access to 1000’s of venues you can relax in a spa, swim in a pool or workout at your favourite gym. When life gets in the way Hussle is there to make life work out!

For further information or interview opportunities contact:

Gabriele La Gona
Marketing Director
Hussle.com
Tel: 020 8629 1778
Email: gabriele@hussle.com

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