Woman appears in court on €68,488 social welfare fraud

first_imgA woman has appeared in court charged in connection with a €68,488 social welfare scam.Shauna Tynan, from Letterkenny, appeared at Letterkenny Circuit Court where she was arraigned on a number of sample charges. Tynan, of Slieve Sneacht, pleaded guilty to ten separate sample charges.The thefts from the Department of Social Protection, concerned monies taken from both Glencar Post Office and the Permanent TSB on Main Street in Letterkenny.The individual sums ranged from €204 to €1,579 on the ten different occasions.Prosecuting barrister Ms Patricia McLaughlin said the overall sum involved was €68,488 and the plea was accepted on all the fact being given on sentence.Barrister for Ms Tynan, Ms Patricia McCallum said her client has suffered from a number of difficulties and would benefit from a psychological report.Judge John Aylmer adjourned the sentencing to the next sitting of the circuit in November.Woman appears in court on €68,488 social welfare fraud was last modified: July 22nd, 2019 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) Tags:cashcourtfraudletterkennyShauna Tynansocial welfarelast_img read more

SA firms on Brazil investment trip

first_img12 March 2012 Deputy Trade and Industry Minister Thandi Tobias-Pokolo is leading 45 South African companies on a mission to Brazil this week, on the lookout for trade and investment opportunities – and partnerships on 2014 Fifa World Cup projects. The Investment and Trade Initiative (ITI) will span three 2014 Fifa World Cup host cities, namely Sao Paulo, Curitiba and Porto Alegre, focusing on South Africa’s World Cup legacy while giving emerging exporters insight into the Brazilian market. The companies – from the built environment, construction, aerospace, rail and marine, manufacturing, agro-processing, services and electro-technical sectors – will take part in trade and investment seminars, targeted business-to-business meetings and site visits. Tobias-Pokolo said the mission would profile South Africa’s expertise in hosting the 2010 Fifa World Cup, while exploring potential partnerships between South African and Brazilian companies in tendering for 2014 World Cup projects. “Investment and Trade Initiatives (ITIs) create an excellent platform to showcase South Africa’s manufacturing and export capabilities as well as investment prospects in the markets in which the ITIs are held, which are targeted high-growth markets,” Tobias-Pokolo said in a statement on the weekend. She added that the ITI would build on relations that were established during similar missions undertaken in 2009 and 2010. Airports Company South Africa is part of a consortium that recently won a bid for the expansion, maintenance and operation of Guarulhos Airport in Sao Paulo. SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

AGCO Teams with iMaps to Implement QlikApp

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest AGCO Corporation, a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment and solutions, today announced that it has teamed up with iMaps to implement QlikView, the business intelligence and visualization software. As a large global business with multiple brands and numerous international locations, AGCO was looking for a unique solution to integrate and analyze a huge amount of complex data from many different sources inside and outside the company in order to better drive business. AGCO is one of the first agricultural companies to embrace data-driven solutions to move the industry forward.Eric Lescourret, AGCO Director, Advanced Technology Solutions & commercial strategic initiatives, North America said, “QlikView allows AGCO to integrate and unify our 20+ data sources for a complete overview and to centrally evaluate all of that critical data. We can now seamlessly build the tools we need to analyze and visualize information. AGCO can now be more proactive and predictive and make better-informed decisions, quickly.” The QlikView solution connects all data sources in one central location and provides AGCO with a meaningful analysis and visualization of all relevant data quickly and in real time. Multiple users and stakeholders are able to access information and benefit from new insights.As data integration and analysis became more important, AGCO enlisted iMaps as a partner to implement QlikView. To analyze commercial performance a special QlikView app called Data Driven Commercial Performance (DDCP). “The DDCP app is enabling AGCO to better track commercial activities as well as our ability to execute our marketing and sales plan, helping us to achieve our retail and market share targets,” explained Lescourret.From now on, AGCO’s North America business will be able to share the data efficiently across various functions and benefit from data interconnectivity and standardized key performance indicators (KPIs). Lescourret continued, “The capacity we’ve gained to benchmark our KPIs by district, account manager, dealers, and by product is amazing. After our analysis we were able to focus on critical areas, setting more realistic goals and reallocating resources and investments more efficiently.” Different functions can consume the same information in different ways based on their unique challenges and area of engagement.The data collected reflects how AGCO and its dealers efficiently manage the entire customer journey; from the time the customer is considering acquiring equipment from one of AGCO’s equipment brands to the time they need to replace it with a newer machine and the ability to support that customer along the way.The data-driven analysis tool enables AGCO to make smarter and quicker decisions based on imminent market demands and needs. The pilot rollout within the North American marketing and sales team has been successful thus far. In the months to come, AGCO plans to engage with users to further optimize the tool so that it will support AGCO’s mission to grow through superior customer service, innovation, quality and commitment.last_img read more