Letterkenny IT company, Gartan Technologies, has announced a major expansion into markets in the USA and Canada after forming a new partnership with US firm, Adashi Systems, based in Baltimore.The announcement was made in Boston on Tuesday by Gartan CEO Malachi Eastwood, who is in the USA this week as part of the Ireland Northwest Trade Mission.Mr Eastwood is also taking part in a multi-city promotional tour that includes New York and Philadelphia. He first visited the Boston area in March 2015 as part of the Donegal County Council’s trade links initiative. Gartan Technologies specialise in rostering solutions for the Emergency Services sector and they already work with some of the largest Fire Departments in Ireland, the UK, Australia and Northern Europe.Baltimore-based Adashi Systems, will act as resellers for Gartan solutions in the USA and Canada. The partnership between the firms is the culmination of two years hard work to find what Malachi Eastwood describes as, ‘the perfect partner.’“A business relationship is like any other relationship. The very best partnerships work when the participants share a similar view of the world, so to speak. Adashi are like us in that they’re a very customer focused organisation. The client is at the epicentre of everything they do. Our companies share the same values and we share a determination to innovate and to bring genuine value to the sector.”Donegal firm Gartan, know all about the challenges of breaking into new overseas markets. They have worked in the UK since 2007 and in 2014 they moved into Australia. Most recently, they were awarded a contract by Copenhagen Fire Department which was their first breakthough into mainland Europe.There were challenges involved in breaking into all of those markets and the company took their experience of the last 10 years and applied it to their US project.“The US market is massive. It’s so vast and it just wouldn’t have been practical for us to manage the sales, system deployment and support processes in the US in the same way we do in, say, the UK or Australia. Ironically, distance is not actually the main issue. When it comes to North America there are tens of thousands of Fire Departments and that’s what makes it truly unique. In the UK, for example, there are 70 departments.”Gartan’s partnership with Adashi, is now set to help the Letterkenny firm gain a foothold in the North American market.“We first met Adashi through a shared client in Sydney. They’re in the software development business and they’re in the Fire Department sector, too. They already have a big presence in North America. Our respective solutions complement each other very well and they will now leverage their position in the US and Canada to sell and support our solutions.” The expansion into the USA and Canada is a timely one for Gartan who have been working with Fire Departments for over 20 years.The company moved into the UK in 2007 and in 2013 began a programme of expansion to leverage their growing positive reputation within the sector.They started with Australia and then spent two years focusing on mainland Europe and the US. The timing of their latest expansions has coincided with Brexit and the importance of that has not gone unnoticed.“We do a lot of business in the UK and there’s no doubt that Brexit will be a challenge. That said, our job is to build a robust, sustainable business and our partnership with Adashi means we’re now operating on three continents and in four separate currency areas. That, of course, reduces the risk of being overexposed to one marketplace but it also helps manage the impact of currency fluctuations. In 2013 we appointed a Chief Operations Officer and that helped give us the space to start a strategic market expansion. We sat down with the staff that year, too, and explained our thinking behind the strategy. They immediately bought into it and that was even more crucial because you need a supportive team behind you to make any plan work and our guys have been fantastic,” Malachi Eastwood added.Gartan has an office in Sydney which focuses on business development and client support in Australia and they plan to open a similar facility in the US.The company’s product development teams and the bulk of their support operation will continue to operate out of Letterkenny.DD Business: Letterkenny firm announces major expansion into US was last modified: November 16th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)
24 July 2015The South African Revenue Service (Sars) introduced a new, state-of-the-art container scanner at the Cape Town harbour on Wednesday.This is the second scanner of its kind in South Africa; the first one was installed in Durban. It will be used to clamp down on illegal trade, which robs the country of millions of rand in unpaid duties and taxes.“With the new high-tech scanners in Durban and Cape Town, Sars is doing end-to-end integrated cargo scanning for the first time,” the organisation said.“In other words, our risk engine, case management system and scanner software is now integrated into one solution that is automated and real-time, with the whole process recorded on the Sars system from beginning to end.”Game over for criminalsSars commissioner Tom Moyane told Fin24 that “we should deter those who would like to avoid paying their fair value in terms of customs. That game is over.”The scanner cost R38.5-million but Moyane said this was a worthwhile price. “You want to talk about return on investment? Let’s talk numbers: R986-billion is what we collected. Customs contributed approximately 9% to 10%.“Utilisation of the scanners is to deter and detect that which we would not have been able to bring into the fiscus. So if we used the scanners a year before, we could have collected close to a trillion (rand),” he explained.How it worksThe scanners use X-ray technology coupled with radiation scanning to detect up to 40 different materials, including aluminium, steel, plastic, and organic components, according to the technology news website, MyBroadband Business Tech.It is also able to scan through 380mm of solid steel, and cargo can be scanned in under 12 minutes. Sars aims to complete a hundred inspections a day.The radiation portal will also be able to tip off customs officials if radioactive material is being smuggled.SAinfo reporter
Japan didn’t just give us the quartz wristwatch, the DSLR, and the Playstation. It also gave us the Subway Sleeper, the Hay Fever Hat and the Kaba Kick Russian Roulette Toy for Kids! The country has long been a hub for wacky inventions you never knew you wanted, so in tribute to the keepers of the bizarre, here are some of our favorite devices to make you say それはクールだ!#1. Taily – “The Tail That Wags When You Get Excited”We’re all fans of Necomimi, the “Brainwave Cat Ears,” right? Right. I mean, without cat ears to wiggle, how will we ever know if you liked your donut? Well, Shota Ishiwatari, creator of the Necomimi prototype, isn’t resting on his fuzzy laurels. Ladies and gentlemen, we give you Taily: cormac foster Related Posts Yes, that’s right. Theres no need to buy a battery-busting Galaxy Note II to watch movies when you can slap a magnifying glass over your iPhone. Plus, you get a super-cool hat to hide your identity from thieves who’ll want to break into your house and steal the hat! Or the horrifying possibility that someone you know might see you wearing this thing.Honorable mention: the GoJo. Tags:#CES 2013#Gadgets When a suitor is feeling amorous, the Marriage-Hunting Bra helps him check his intentions. The bra sports a digital countdown timer headed for the precise moment when its wearer wants to tie the knot. It also has a ring-carrying compartment and a pen holder, so you’ll never be a a loss if you decide to jet off to Vegas for a quickie ceremony.Lest you think we’re just beating up on Japan, we give you two humble entries from other countries with too much time to burn. First up, China’s entry:#4. The Home Core Toilet-SinkThe iPotty was child’s play. The champion of the pro toilet circuit is industrial designer Dang Jingwei. His second toilet design (following the ingeniously low-tech Portable Paper Toilet) is the Home Core Integrated Toilet, which combines a sink, a vanity, and, of course, a toilet. It’s a bit crowded for our tastes. Gray water recycling is a fantastic idea, and we’re all for saving the environment, but a shower might be an easier place to start. Source: yankodesign.comAnd in case you think innovation is dead in the USA, we bring you the awesomeness that is:5. The TV Hat 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… You wouldn’t wear a jacket without pants. Now there’s no need to wear those adorable kitty ears without a matching tail. You’ll be the talk of the furry convention circuit, and your friends will never have to ask how you’re feeling again!#2. The H-Boya USB Creepy Kid The letter “H” is bad. Very bad. So bad, in fact, that you need a bobbleheaded child to blink at you in creepy terror every time you type it. Yup. That’s all the H-Boya does. It blinks when you type “H,” because, as the story goes, “H is for Hentai,” and that’s bad. But terrifying robochildren who watch your every move? That’s totally right.Source: audiocubes.com#3. The Marriage-Hunting Bra 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People…
The body of a 65-year-old woman from Rajasthan’s Barmer district, who died in Pakistan last week during her visit to her relatives, was brought back to India via the Khokhrapar-Munabao zero point road route on Tuesday. The Pakistan Rangers handed over the body to the Border Security Force at the India-Pakistan border.The deceased, Reshma, a resident of Agasadi village in Barmer district, went to Pakistan’s Sindh province along with her son Sahib Khan on June 30 to meet her sisters. She fell ill there a few days before she was scheduled to board the Thar Express connecting the two countries and died on July 25, a day before her visa was to expire.The Indian High Commission in Islamabad swung into action after External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj asked it through a tweet to help out Reshma’s family members who had submitted a memorandum. Though a prompt action was launched with the help of Pakistan government officials to facilitate repatriation of the body, it could not be brought by the Thar Express because of delay in legal formalities.BSF help soughtBarmer Collector Shivprasad Nakate said he took up the issue with the BSF to allow Reshma’s son to enter India along with the body through the road route parallel to the Thar Express’ railway line. The body arrived at the international border near Pakistan’s Khokhrapar zero point railway station and was handed over to the BSF after the gates at the fencing were opened.The body was first sent in an ambulance to Munabao for the immigration formalities and was later transported to Agasadi village, where Reshma’s four daughters and other relatives were waiting for it.The Khokhrapar-Munabao road route was utilised for the first time on Tuesday after the revival of rail link between India and Pakistan through the Thar Express in February 2006. A fortnight before the train started, former External Affairs Minister Jaswant Singh, along with an 85-member delegation, had gone to Pakistan via this road to visit the ancient temple of Hinglaj and other shrines in Sindh and Balochistan.The rail link at Munabao was revived after a gap of 41 years.
LATEST STORIES MOST READ “They’re playing as well as anyone in our league at this point,” Hornets guard Kemba Walker said. “They move the ball really well, they trust each other.”Fred VanVleet and C.J. Miles each scored 12 points for the Raptors, who have won four straight since an overtime loss to Milwaukee on Feb. 23.Walker scored 27 points and Dwight Howard had 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Hornets, who lost their third straight, all on the road. Charlotte is 10-21 away from home.Jeremy Lamb scored 16 points, Frank Kaminsky had 15 and Nicolas Batum added 10.Despite the outcome, Hornets coach Steve Clifford said he liked what he saw in the final quarter.ADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving “Purposeful offense, smart play, and very good defense,” Clifford said. “That’s what we’re capable of. If we are serious about making a run here, that’s what we’re capable of.”The Hornets are 5.5 games behind Miami for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference with 18 games remaining.“We need to build on what happened here tonight in the fourth quarter,” Clifford said.A downcast Walker wasn’t as encouraged as his coach.“We lost,” Walker said. “That’s all I’m really looking at right now until we watch the film.”Charlotte’s Michael Kidd-Gilchrist scored the game’s opening basket but the Hornets never led again.The Hornets cut the deficit to two, 88-86, on a three-point play by Lamb with 5:11 left in the fourth quarter. Lowry answered with a 3 for Toronto and, after Walker split a pair at the line, DeRozan added a corner 3, giving Toronto a 93-87 lead with 3:22 remaining. “We just tried to do what we could to stay in the game and win it down the stretch but those guys are really good,” Walker said. “They just made plays.”This was the first time in four meetings with Charlotte this season that the Raptors failed to score at least 120 points. Toronto had won the past three meetings this season by 13 points or more.TIP-INS Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Typhoon ‘Tisoy’ threatens Games Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Toronto Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas, front left, battles for the ball with Charlotte Hornets centre Dwight Howard (12) during first-half NBA basketball game action in Toronto, Sunday, March 4, 2017. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)TORONTO — After three double-digit losses to Toronto, the Charlotte Hornets finally turned in a strong performance against the Raptors.Unfortunately, it still wasn’t enough to beat the Eastern Conference leaders.ADVERTISEMENT Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa View comments DeMar DeRozan scored 19 points, Jonas Valanciunas had 18 points and 13 rebounds and the Raptors beat the Hornets 103-98 on Sunday night, Toronto’s 11th win in 12 games.Ahead by 13 points to begin the fourth quarter, Toronto saw its lead dwindle to two before DeRozan and Lowry made key 3-pointers.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“It wasn’t a pretty game,” Raptors coach Dwane Casey said. “Last year we probably would have lost that game, but we were mature enough to make plays, the right plays.”Serge Ibaka scored 17 points and Lowry had 14 points and 10 rebounds as the Raptors completed their first season sweep of Charlotte since 2006-07. Toronto improved to 26-5 at Air Canada Centre, the best home record in the NBA. Hornets: F-C Cody Zeller returned after missing the previous two games because of a sore left knee. He fouled out with six points. … G-F Dwayne Bacon missed the game with an illness. … Michael Carter-Williams returned in the third quarter after suffering a sprained left shoulder in the second.Raptors: F OG Anunoby (sprained right ankle) missed his second straight game. “It’s not going to be a long-term thing,” Casey said of Anunoby’s injury. Malcolm Miller made his first career start.CRIME SPREEBatum has at least one steal in 11 consecutive games, the longest streak of his career.AS GOOD AS OVERThe Raptors are 39-1 when they lead through three quarters. The lone exception was a Dec. 11 road defeat to the Clippers in which Toronto led 74-70 after three.UP NEXTHornets: Open a three-game homestand against the 76ers on Tuesday. Charlotte lost at Philadelphia last Friday, their first meeting of the season. 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I cannot think of MGR declaring war on the Centre on the question of rice. He is merely blaming the Centre for his and his ministers’ incapacity, inability and inefficiency…. Such a man can never revolt against the Centre – ever.M. Karunanidhi in OnlookerThe marriage of Maneka with Sanjay was,I cannot think of MGR declaring war on the Centre on the question of rice. He is merely blaming the Centre for his and his ministers’ incapacity, inability and inefficiency…. Such a man can never revolt against the Centre – ever. M. Karunanidhi in OnlookerThe marriage of Maneka with Sanjay was the result of a conspiracy of certain forces who wanted to infiltrate into my house. Mrs Indira Gandhi at a party conference in LucknowWith advancing age and an erratic memory she (Mrs Gandhi) is suffering from great mental strain. This is obvious from the fact that at a serious party meeting in Lucknow she talked less about Punjab and Assam and more about Maneka…. It is not in the interest of the country to have an unwell prime minister.Mrs Maneka Gandhi in a statement to the press in New DelhiGuru Govind Singh created us and if Mahatma Gandhi is going to abuse him why should we consider him as our rashtra pita (father of the nation)? These slaves, the press, television, the media, they accept this; we don’t. Harminder Singh Sandhu, general secretary of the Akali Dal youth wing in SundayThe basic problem with Indian businessmen is that they cannot move an inch without protection. They often talk of competition; in real life they cry like babies seeking mother’s protection. Competition and protection cannot go hand in hand. Industrialist Jit Paul in BlitzTennis is a sport in India … only (when) people and the tennis associations start thinking that tennis is a job, an education and a full-time profession that the game can improve in this country.advertisement Vijay Amritraj in Weekend ReviewIn a democracy…new sections of people are under a state of constant and unremitting competition for a place in the sun. The…government-owned media defeat the purpose of promoting the dynastic ruler by over-exposure. To please every section he has to indulge in banalities. He becomes a bore. From a bore to a political hack is a short road. C.P. Ramachandran in The Sunday ObserverI have more experience than him (Farooq Abdullah). He is very young… I advise (him) just as any mother would her son. Begum Abdullah in ProbeI never thought I was a good actress. I really can’t act… I am always worried about making grammatical mistakes. I go cold (before the camera) and my palms begin to sweat. Raakhee in FilmfareNo girl has offered to go to bed with me in return for a part (in a film). I wish it would happen. Manmohan Desai in GentlemanI like females who are above thirty – ripe and who know the ways of the world, no inexperienced youngsters. Shashi Kapoor in StardustNTR is not the first – and will not be the last – political leader possessing a promising potential to be led up the garden path by “chamchas” who force their patrons to attempt too much too soon. N.C. Menon in The Hindustan Times