The RightThing Acquires AIRS

first_imgThe RightThing Acquires AIRS, First-of-Kind Recruitment DealAcquisition Combines Best-in-Class Services with Award-Winning Recruitment Software and Training SolutionsFebruary 18, 2008 The RightThing, a leader in customized recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) announced Monday the acquisition of AIRS, an award-winning recruitment training and sourcing technology company, based in Wilder, VT. AIRS will remain in Vermont at current staffing levels, according to the company.The acquisition will enhance The RightThing’s services by integrating AIRS recruitment sourcing software as well as training solutions, delivering customers a comprehensive suite of tools. AIRS A-list clients, including 70 percent of the Fortune 500, will benefit from The RightThing’s strong customer service as well as scalable and customized end-to-end recruitment options. AIRS products and training solutions will remain intact under The RightThing’s family of services.”The RightThing is very excited to welcome AIRS to the family,” said Terry Terhark, president and CEO of The RightThing. “AIRS thrives on innovation as does The RightThing, the synergy and cultural match of these two companies could potentially be the biggest thing this industry has seen with best-in-class technology, products, efficiency and power.”As the leader in recruitment process outsourcing, The RightThing has been building momentum since its inception in 2003 with exponential employee, client and revenue growth year after year, and award-winning thought leadership. With sourcing tools and training that help recruiters find the best talent, AIRS, founded in 1997, has experienced a 40 percent growth rate the past three years.”The RightThing and AIRS is a powerful combination of technology enabled services,” said Jason Corsello, vice president of Knowledge Infusion. “This has truly created a one-stop shop for any company’s entire recruiting and sourcing needs.””Together, The RightThing and AIRS will undoubtedly become one of the fastest growing recruiting solutions company in the industry,” said Chris Forman, president of AIRS. “Joining The RightThing will create a true paradigm shift for recruiting solutions. By offering top-notch services, technology and thought leadership under one unified company we will provide better hires and better outcomes to all of our clients.”Financial details were not disclosed.###About The RightThingAs the market leader in Recruitment Process Outsourcing, The RightThing redefines organizations’ approach and attitude towards recruiting and hiring processes. By developing and implementing strategic procedures for both national and global assignments, The RightThing consistently meets and exceeds client goals. Both short and long-term projects benefit from The RightThing’s smart solutions. For more information please visit http://www.rightthinginc.com(link is external).last_img read more

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Indonesia studying plan to replace aging diesel generators with renewable energy

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享The Jakarta Post:The government aims to complete this year a study into replacing several aging fossil fuel-fired plants with renewable energy plants as it races against time to catch up with its green goals.The study, which began in January, not only includes mapping potential renewable sources but also future growth in targeted regions, the Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry’s director general for electrification, Rida Mulyana, said on Monday. It is being conducted by state-owned electricity company PLN as the operator of the aging plants.“We are still gathering data right now,” said Rida, who is also a PLN commissioner. “There are a lot of plants and they are quite spread out. We can’t study them randomly, but this has to be done one by one. This needs time.”Indonesia has 2,246 diesel-fired power plants (PLTD) that are over 15 years old, 16.2 percent of which are in Aceh, ministry data shows. These plants have a combined installed capacity of 1,778 megawatts (MW).Southeast Asia’s largest economy aims to make renewables contribute 23 percent to its power production by 2025, yet regulatory headwinds are setting the country back from achieving the goal. Existing regulations stipulate that Indonesia should have reached a 17.5 percent renewable power mix by 2019, yet the country achieved only 12.36 percent that year.Indonesia also has 23 coal-fired power plants (PLTU) that are over 20 years old and 46 combined-cycle power plants (PLGU) of similar ages. The former have a combined capacity of 5,655 MW and the latter 5,912 MW. Most of these aging plants are located on Java Island. In comparison, PLN’s total installed capacity is 42,350 MW as of December last year, according to government data.[Norman Harsono]More: Government studies plant to convert old power plants into renewables Indonesia studying plan to replace aging diesel generators with renewable energylast_img read more

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Four homes up for sale in leafy Cycas St, Kamerunga

first_imgYOU’D be forgiven for thinking you were out of the loop if you lived in Cycas St.Four of the leafy lane’s rainforest-surrounded properties are up for sale and even hosted open homes at the same day and time over the weekend.In the sought-after suburb of Kamerunga, 4, 5, 6 and 10 Cycas St are all on the market, but agents have warned potential buyers against assuming they’re all the same.“There are four very unique properties,” said LJ Hooker Cairns Edge Hill agent Nadine Edwards. SUBSCRIPTION OFFER: $5 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST THREE MONTHS She said the timber homes, which featured high ceilings, polished timber floors and verandas were a contrast to the rendered block masonry of other suburbs.Agent Ms Ferguson said she expected to continue to get good interest in number 6.“It’s a great time for buyers to have their pick of the street,” she said. 4 Cycas Cl, Kamerunga“It’s just pure coincidence they’re all for sale. All the listings came about by different changes in the owners’ lives.“You can’t compare and contrast them, they are all different.”Ms Edwards colleagues Kim Ryan and Clare Ferguson have also been tasked with selling some of the homes.On Saturday, the properties attracted plenty of attention with 12 couples visiting numbers 4 and 10 and 17 through number 6.Number 5, which hasn’t even been listed online yet, welcomed through five parties. 5 Cycas Cl, KamerungaMore from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms2 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns2 days ago“The lure of Kamerunga is for those who want to live in a tropical setting and be walking distance to swimming holes and great walking tracks,” Ms Edwards said. “They will appeal to people who want to have those lifestyle pursuits. It is also very convenient to the CBD and the northern beaches.“There are also two major shopping centre, Redlynch and Smithfield, so you’re not really giving anything up by living in Kamerunga, you’re still close to all the amenities you need.” 6 Cycas Cl, Kamerunga 10 Cycas Cl, Kamerunga“All the owners are friendly with each other, they couldn’t see any harm in all selling at once so it’s a good opportunity for buyers to see what the Rainforest Estate has to offer.“It’s like matchmaking at the moment.”Kamerunga is going ahead with five blocks at the new 6ha hillside property along Douglas Track Rd, called Sanctuary on Stoney’s, about to be developed.last_img read more

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Jones appointed to  Cricket Australia board

first_imgFORMER women’s Test player Mel Jones has been appointed to fill the vacant director’s role on Cricket Australia’s (CA) board.CA on Wednesday confirmed Jones’ elevation as Victoria’s nominee, which makes her the first former female player to become a state-appointed director.The move officially ends the chapter of one of the most tumultuous periods in the board’s history.Chairman Earl Eddings had been the previous Victorian nominee, but moved to fill one of the three independent roles earlier this year.That came after he lost the backing of his state when he took over from David Peever as the game’s chair amid the fallout from the cultural review last year.Mark Taylor and Bob Every are two others to have stood down in the past 15 months.However Jones’ appointment now returns the board to its full complement of nine, with six state-nominated directors and three independents.“Mel has been an active and inspiring part of the cricket fabric for many years and we are privileged to have her join the board,” Eddings said.“Australian cricket has been undergoing significant change over the past two years and I’ve no doubt Mel’s experience on and off the field will be an asset to the team as we move into our next phase.“Mel’s commitment to the game and her advocacy, particularly for women in sport, will only bolster our continued focus on advancing cricket to be the number one sport for women and girls.”Jones played five Tests and 61 one-dayers for Australia, winning two World Cups.She has remained in the game and filled various sports administration roles since her international retirement in 2005, including in indigenous communities, schools, women’s and pathways cricket.She is also one of the most prominent commentators on the global circuit.“I have much admiration for the work that has been undertaken over the past 18 months in particular, an incredibly challenging time for cricket, and testament to its place in the hearts of Australians,” Jones said.(AAP)last_img read more

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Dr. Edward B. McClain Dies

first_imgThe government of Liberia has announced with profound regret the death of Dr. Edward B. McClain Jr., Minister of State for Presidential Affairs and Chief of Staff to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.Dr. McClain died on Saturday, July 23, 2016 at 2:55 a.m. at the Wilgers Life Hospital in Lynwood, Pretoria, South Africa. He was in his 72nd year.Dr. McClain was a product of the College of West Africa (CWA), a renowned high school in Monrovia, run by the United Methodist Church since 1839. Most of his siblings attained their secondary education at CWA. His eldest brother, John Weseh McClain, graduated from CWA in November 1955 as the dux of his class, along with several classmates who became outstanding Liberians, including President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.Leaving CWA, Edward, affectionately called “Bobby,” matriculated to Cuttington College and Divinity School (now Cuttington University), where he took the BSc degree, majoring in Chemistry and Biology. Among his Cuttington classmates were his best buddy, Dr. Taylor Neal, a prominent Liberian dentist; Dr. Foday Kromah, a geologist and former Minister of Lands, Mines and Energy; Mrs. Gwendolyn Gooding Wilson; Samuel Butcher, who became a mathematician and served as principal of high schools in California, USA; Henry Baker, who became a lawyer; and ThomasBrima, former Superintendent of Lofa County, former Minister of Internal Affairs and former Liberian Ambassador to Sierra Leone.Leaving Cuttington, the brilliant Bobby entered the University of Besançon, France, where he qualified as a Doctor of Psychiatry. Following his graduation, he spent some years in Abidjan, La Cote d’Ivoire, where he became a close associate of Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, whom he later came to work for as Minister of State for Presidential Affairs. Before then he served as a key member of her political campaign for the presidency.Since his return from Abidjan, Dr. McClain did not practice his profession as psychiatrist, though he was one of only two Liberian psychiatrists in country, the other being Dr. Benjamin Harris, who is engaged with the John F. Kennedy Medical Center. Dr. Harris confirmed to the Daily Observer that Dr. McClain never really practiced psychiatry in Liberia. Dr. Harris, however, recalled that he consulted with Dr. McClain on a number of occasions, and that the two of them on few occasions did joint consultations with prisoners in Monrovia.Minister Dr. Edward B. McClain Jr. was born in Monrovia on November 18, 1944, unto the union of Mr. Edward B. McClain Sr. and his wife, Mrs. Florence McClain, daughter of Mr. William R. Tolbert Sr. She was the eldest sister of Senator Frank E. Tolbert, President William R. Tolbert Jr. and the eminent Liberian business tycoon and former Agriculture Minister Steve Tolbert (during the Tubman administration). Mr. Edward B. McClain Sr., father of Dr. Bobby McClain Jr., hailed from the Mhanwruune Quarter of Picnicess, in Grand Kru County. The McClains are related to the Nelsons, of which former Internal Affairs Minister Blamo Nelson is a prominent exponent. Being from the same Quarter in Picnicess, the Nelsons consider the McClain males as uncles. Mr. Edward B. McClain Sr. came to Monrovia as a very young fellow and was raised by the McClain family in the capital city. In appreciation to that family that afforded him a sound education, Edward adopted McClain as his surname. However, the real name of his father was Boka Worjloh. While in Monrovia, Edward B. McClain Sr. fell in love with Ms. Florence Tolbert, eldest daughter of Mr. William R. Tolbert Sr., a onetime Chairman of the True Whig Party, a staunch Baptist and a farmer and landholder in his native Bensonville, Montserrado County (now known as Bentol).Edward and Florence McClain went on to bring forth many highly talented children, at least two of whom became medical doctors. Their eldest daughter Genevieve became the first Liberian female Accountant and rose to become Chief Accountant at the Department (now Ministry) of PublicWorks. At least two of the McClain children, eldest brother Weseh and youngest sister Vashti, are also Harvard graduates, and several of their siblings hold doctorate degrees. The former President of the National Oil Company of Liberia, Dr. Randolph McClain, a product of Ricks Institute, took the PhD degree in Chemical Engineering.Dr. Edward B. McClain Jr. chose as his wife Ms. Gwendolyn Pierre, daughter of the late former Supreme Court Chief Justice James A.A. Pierre. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.According to an Executive Mansion release, the State and Presidential Affairs Minister, and Chief of Staff to the President of Liberia died on Saturday, July 23, 2016 at about 2:25 am Central African time at the Wilgers Life Hospital in Lynwood, Pretoria, South Africa.Funeral arrangements will be announced later. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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