Companies Operating in or Expanding into the USA can now Give Themselves a QuickStart

LONDON, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — TMF Group, a leading provider of high value business services to clients operating and investing globally, has launched a new service designed to reduce the cost and administrative burden for companies operating in, or expanding into the USA and keep them in ‘good standing’ across 51 states.

QuickStart: to the USA gives companies a single point of local contact and access to specialist financial, legal and HR and payroll services, including:

  1. Implementing and maintaining a firm’s legal set-up and structuring
  2. Providing a registered agent
  3. Ensuring compliance with state and local regulations
  4. Handling accounting and tax requirements
  5. Ensuring staff get paid on time and in accordance with local rules

Luigi Garlati, Regional Director (Americas), TMF Group, explained: Now is a great time to operate in the US market. However, compliance can be complex and companies need to be careful that they fully understand the local market and its regulations, as failure to do so could lead to financial penalties, lost business or, in extreme cases, criminal prosecution.

Through the QuickStart package, TMF Group helps businesses overcome the key challenges of establishing or running operations in a new country; centralising the process and maintaining compliance in all 51 jurisdictions.

According to a recent study commissioned by TMF Group and conducted by IDC, these challenges include finding the right premises and local suppliers; complying with local rules, regulations and processes; understanding local cultural differences and languages; and finding the right local talent.

The survey also demonstrated how renewed confidence in global economic conditions has encouraged more businesses to consider expanding their operations internationally.  According to the study, 86% of those surveyed were planning to grow their footprint in order to expand sales operations. Additionally, nearly 30% planned to enter new markets within a year and 64% within two years.

Garlati, concluded: Entering a new country can be a challenge for any company and fraught with commercial and reputational risk.  

“Even once established, firms will continue to face fresh challenges as they attempt to manage the many local nuances that influence the business environment, which can often be a complex and burdensome process.  We take that burden away so that our clients can focus on what they do best.” 

To find out more about TMF Group and its services in the USA, visit:

For further information, please contact:
Justin Griffiths, Powerscourt
Tel: +44(0)20-7250-1446

Frost & Sullivan: Increased Conventional and Unconventional O&G Explorations Drive New Investments in Latin American Positive Displacement Pump Market

– Brand awareness campaigns and training programs on the applications of positive displacement pumps are vital for market success

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Strong investment in the oil and gas (O&G) and petrochemical industries in Latin America is fueling the demand for positive displacement pumps in the region. The development of the infrastructure and food and beverage manufacturing industries to meet the accommodation and consumption needs of the expanding population, is also adding momentum to the market.

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New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, Analysis of the Latin American Positive Displacement Pump Market, finds that the market earned revenues of $464.5 million in 2013 and estimates this to reach $626.7 million in 2020. Although Latin America’s gross domestic product is expected to decelerate to an average of three to four percent, the demand for positive displacement pumps will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 4.4 percent mainly due to new applications in the O&G and petrochemical industries. The study covers rotary, reciprocating and peristaltic pumps.

“With the mining industry in Latin America garnering major interest from state governments and international companies, opportunities for positive displacement pump manufacturers are also emerging in this space,” said Frost & Sullivan Industrial Automation & Process Control Research Analyst Aida Paola Conti.

However, the price sensitivity of end users and their limited awareness on the advantages of positive displacement pumps and alternative technologies have been major obstacles to market development. In addition, the unstable economic condition in some leading Latin American countries has dampened consumer confidence and led to project delays. Along with the expected decrease in foreign direct investment, these factors are challenging positive displacement pump manufacturers.

“In this scenario, successful brand awareness campaigns are critical to gain market acceptance and differentiate products from the competition,” stated Conti. “Training programs on the current and new applications of positive displacement pumps are also important to attract end users across Latin America.”

For more information on this study, please email Francesca Valente, Corporate Communications, at

Analysis of the Latin American Positive Displacement Pump Market is part of the Industrial Automation & Process Control ( Growth Partnership Service program. Frost & Sullivan’s related studies include: Global Sanitary Pump Market in the Food and Beverage Industry, Global Pumps Market in the Chemicals Industry, Pumps and Valves in the North American Shale Industry, and Global Metering Pump Market. All studies included in subscriptions provide detailed market opportunities and industry trends evaluated following extensive interviews with market participants.

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Ugandan Delegation Calls On Education Minister

The Education Minister, Prof Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang, has received an eight-member delegation from Uganda at her office in Accra.

The delegation, led by the Ugandan Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education and Sports, Dr Rose Nasali Lukwago, is in the country to familiarise with Ghana’s education system and learn from its reforms.

Welcoming them, Prof Opoku-Agyemang said Africa should put into education; reform programmes that uplifts Africans as a people and makes them proud of their heritage.  Saying that “it is when people build their confidence that they are able to come about with developmental changes.”

She said education review process should include the move from grammar alone to grammar and skills.

She cautioned that, as we focus on jobs and skills there is the need to train children to become thinkers.

Prof Opoku-Agyemang assured the delegation that as Uganda went through reforms, Ghana would share some experiences it had acquired over the years.

“In Ghana, vocation learning starts at the junior high level to help learners who would branch into the vocation profession at the senior high level,” she told them. She called on the delegation to well-package vocational and technical skills to draw the interest of learners.

Ghana, the minister noted, has about 29 special schools mostly for the visually challenged and hearing impaired. These schools are supported by government so that guardians would not decide on depriving such children with special needs.

With girl child, Prof Opoku-Agyemang said, Ghana is working hard with the introduction of many interventions to keep many girls in school to the highest level. These she said included science clinics for girls.

On her part, Dr Rose Nassali Lukwago said Ugandan’s lower education curriculum reform would be made specific based on what had been working for them and what would work for them as a people.

Present at the meeting was Mr Enoch Cobbinah, Chief Director and Mr Paul Kofi Krampa, Public Relations Director of the Education Ministry.

The delegation who had also visited Malaysia, toured some schools and agencies under the Education Ministry to have the first hand information of their activities.

They have since left the country. 

Source: ISD (Matilda Tettey)

PAX Cooperates with First Systems in Argentina

SHENZHEN, China, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — PAX Technology Ltd., a leading global provider of electronic payment terminals, is pleased to cooperate with First Systems S.R.L. as its authorized exclusive sales agent in Argentina (financial industry) o…

Frost & Sullivan Applauds MobileHelp for its Targeted Supplies for the PERS Market

MOUNTAIN VIEW, California, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Based on its recent analysis of the personal emergency response systems (PERS) market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes MobileHelp with the 2014 North America Frost & Sullivan Award for Price Performance Value Leadership. MobileHelp’s leadership in flexibility across in-home and mobile usage directly captures expectations for tech progression in personal emergency response, and exemplifies key demands of US consumers for these solutions.

MobileHelp is at the forefront of convenience and utility in the M-PERS market and offers a simple two product option covering the range of use cases, with a uniform cellular rate plan. MobileHelp has been active in its dedication to broader mobile medical device product goals that augment its core capabilities in emergency response. Frost & Sullivan believes that both its referral branding within facility-to-home care as well as its increasing direct-to-consumer presence will allow it to expand a cost-effective product base across the medical and monitoring spectrum over time.

Primary consumer interest factors in PERS include price, reliability, contract flexibility, and customer experience of the emergency response. MobileHelp has delivered a strong value story for buyers with its simple interface and top-class emergency referral, including robust features and services provided in system pricing for its DUO series.

MobileHelp has been a pioneer in wearable devices with its wristwatch, which greatly reduces product bulk, damage through movement or falls, and issues related to daily forgetfulness of use. Secondly, the two-step transition between the Classic and DUO product suites allows customers to seamlessly upgrade from indoor-only to mixed indoor/outdoor use, with no interruption to service. MobileHelp also focuses on return guarantees, low obligatory service commitment and easy product upgrade, making its solutions very attractive for new buyers that are seeking emergency care support without product risk.

“Mobility is a key component of shifting customer expectations in personal emergency response systems,” said Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst Daniel Ruppar. Providing systems which broaden flexibility, while offering important ease of use, service support, and other high value factors supporting solution purchase decisions are key characteristics of leadership in this important Senior focused market.

Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents this award to a company that has developed a product that offers price competitiveness, ease of use, as well as service effectiveness.

Frost & Sullivan’s Best Practices Awards recognize companies in a variety of regional and global markets for outstanding achievement in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service, and product development.

Roadhouse Records releases Barbara Kiss’s ‘From Me To You’

DETROIT, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — As a whole, ‘From Me To You’ represents Barbara Kiss’ life’s work and includes the singer’s first original song, “Your Smile,” recorded back in 2009, as well as variety of tracks created for the album in 2010 and beyond. Kiss describes the album’s primary genre as “pop music,” but with some rock-flavored songs and some beautiful ballads as well. It also has that unique Eastern European feel to it, which makes it a little different from other artists’ music.

The 12-track album From Me To You was re-released by Roadhouse Records in early May 2014 on digital and physical platforms. Unlike many pop musicians (and especially ones just beginning a career), Kiss wrote most of the material of From Me To You. Of the 12 tracks, Kiss worked on eight of the songs. She wrote the melody and lyrics for “Hero of my Life,” “Perfect Night,” “You’re No Good,” “Memories,” and “Your Smile.” She also wrote the lyrics for “Time and Time Again,” “Smilin’, Lyin’, and Denyin’,” and co-wrote “Shy Boy.”

Kiss began singing, dancing and playing the piano at the age of 6. At the age of 14 she began dreaming of becoming an international pop star, the first from Hungary. So she found the perfect vocal coach in her home town, a well-respected jazz singer who taught Kiss every little secret she knows.

A couple of years ago Kiss started working with a music consultant, MC-Input, who helped her get in contact with Italian producer Endrik Favero who recorded her first song, “Your Smile,” in Montebelluna, Italy. She had her first official photo shoot in Florence, Italy. In the beginning of 2010 she traveled to Los Angeles to meet with her consultant, Gingio Muehlbauer, who started introducing her to producers, songwriters, musicians and engineers. She won them over with her colorful, interesting and unique personality and some of the producers offered her a recording session. That is how her musical repertoire grew from 1 song to 6 songs in just 6 weeks.

A music producer from the state named George Baker has made an Impact on her career. And now she is taking her talent worldwide, Barbara Kiss’ new single “The Time” will be released in August 2014.

For more information on Barbara Kiss, visit her website:

CONTACT: George Baker, 1-313-263-1609 x1,