Affidea teams up with Donegal GAA as Diagnostics Partner – Pic Special

first_imgAffidea, Ireland’s leading independent diagnostic imaging provider, has been announced as the official diagnostics partner of Donegal GAA. The sponsorship deal, worth €9,000 over three years, will provide state of the art diagnostic access for the players, including the minor, Under 21’s and Senior teams.The announcement was officially made at the Affidea clinic, at Scally Place, Letterkenny today with Affidea CEO, Tom Finn, and members of the GAA Management and Senior Team present. Affidea is the leading national provider of diagnostic scanning including XRAY, MRI, and Ultrasound.Its clinic at Scally Place, Letterkenny, was officially opened in July of this year by Minister for Health Simon Harris, TD and is already servicing a real need in the area. Previously, those needing scans would have had to travel to Sligo.This agreement with the club will enable players quick access to all diagnostic services covering XRays, MRI’s and Ultrasounds, so that any potential injury can be dealt with quickly and efficiently.Tom Finn, CEO of Affidea, said he is delighted to support such an important part of the local community in Donegal. “The new deal between Affidea and Donegal GAA will ensure players can receive the timely attention they need upon injury, and guarantee they receive the best service and care on offer. On behalf of the Affidea team, I wish the club the best of luck in the upcoming season and we look forward to supporting the local Donegal GAA community in the years ahead.”Cieran Kelly, Treasurer of Donegal GAA said Donegal GAA are delighted that Affidea is coming on board as Medical Partner of Donegal GAA for the next 3 years.“This partnership covers all our teams from underage development squads right up to our Senior Teams in both hurling and football. Unfortunately injury is part and parcel of any sport, GAA is no exception. We are lucky to have a state of the art Affidea Diagnostic Centre in Letterkenny which can speedily diagnose our injured players.“Early diagnosis means our players can get the correct treatments and allows injured players a speedy return from injury. We look forward to working closely with Affidea over the coming years and would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone at Affidea for their support of Donegal GAA.”Doengal GAA represenatives at the official announcement of Affidea’s €9,000 3 year sponsorship deal with Donegal GAA which will will enable players quick access to all diagnostic services covering X Rays, MRI’s and Ultrasounds, so that any potential injury can be dealt with quickly and efficiently. Front from left are Sean McVeigh, Manus McGabhann and Brendan Kilcoyne. Back from left are Jaems Pat mcDaid, Affedia Relationship Manager, Michael Murphy, Tom Finn, Affedia CEO, Ciaran kelly, Donegal GAA and Eamon Doherty. Photo Clive WassonAffedia Staff and Donegal GAA player represenatives 2at the official announcement of Affidea’s €9,000 3 year sponsorship deal with Donegal GAA which will will enable players quick access to all diagnostic services covering X Rays, MRI’s and Ultrasounds, so that any potential injury can be dealt with quickly and efficiently. Photo Clive WassonAffedia Staff and Donegal GAA player represenatives 2at the official announcement of Affidea’s €9,000 3 year sponsorship deal with Donegal GAA which will will enable players quick access to all diagnostic services covering X Rays, MRI’s and Ultrasounds, so that any potential injury can be dealt with quickly and efficiently. from left are Laura O’Brein, Sean McVeigh, Ruth McCrudden, Michael Ennis, Michael Murphy, Mairead Fagan, Dainelle McCauley Higgins, Eamon Doherty and Rachel Monaghan. Photo Clive WassonManus McGabhann , Tom Finn, Affedia, James Pat McDaid and Ciaran Kelly at the official announcement of Affidea’s €9,000 3 year sponsorship deal with Donegal GAA which will will enable players quick access to all diagnostic services covering X Rays, MRI’s and Ultrasounds, so that any potential injury can be dealt with quickly and efficiently. Photo Clive WassonGetting the star treatment -Michael Murphy with Dainelle McCauley Higgins, Laura O’Brien, Rachel Monaghan, and Ruth McCrudden at the official announcement of Affidea’s €9,000 3 year sponsorship deal with Donegal GAA which will will enable players quick access to all diagnostic services covering X Rays, MRI’s and Ultrasounds, so that any potential injury can be dealt with quickly and efficiently. Photo Clive WassonEamon Doherty with Rachel Monaghan at the official announcement of Affidea’s €9,000 3 year sponsorship deal with Donegal GAA which will will enable players quick access to all diagnostic services covering X Rays, MRI’s and Ultrasounds, so that any potential injury can be dealt with quickly and efficiently. Photo Clive WassonRachel Monaghan with Michael Muprhy at the official announcement of Affidea’s €9,000 3 year sponsorship deal with Donegal GAA which will will enable players quick access to all diagnostic services covering X Rays, MRI’s and Ultrasounds, so that any potential injury can be dealt with quickly and efficiently. Photo Clive WassonAffidea teams up with Donegal GAA as Diagnostics Partner – Pic Special was last modified: November 4th, 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)last_img read more

Alaska Airlines pilots picket at airport over contract negotiations

first_imgPilots picket in front of Ted Stevens International Airport in support of Alaska Airlines’ pilots request for a new contract. (Photo by Wesley Early, Alaska Public Media – Anchorage)On Monday afternoon, more than 50 pilots and flight attendants picketed in front of Ted Stevens International Airport in Anchorage. Their goal was to call on Alaska Airlines management to give them what they view as fairer wages and benefits.Listen nowWhile passengers were arriving to catch various flights at the airport, a group of pilots stood in front of the departure terminal. They silently held signs with messages like “This merger won’t fly without the pilots onboard” and “Culture: Ain’t no sunshine when it’s gone”.Alaska Airlines purchased Virgin America last year and became the fifth largest U.S carrier. Virgin had been in similar contract negotiations prior to the merger. Pilots from both Alaska and Virgin — along with flight attendants — were picketing to show management that they were united in their demands for new contracts. Capt. David Campbell is a pilot and spokesman for the Air Line Pilots Association, the union that Alaska Airline pilots are a part of.“We’ve been negotiating for almost a year and a half and management has insisted that we should be willing to work at a discount from our peers across the industry,” Campbell said.Campbell said that the picketing was less of a protest and more of a show of unity. He said the list of demands the pilots have isn’t exhaustive.“So we have limited these contract negotiations to only three items,” Campbell said. “Those are pay, retirement in the form of 401(k) contributions and job security in the form of scope.”Campbell said that pilots with Alaska Airlines make about 20-23% less than their peers in other organizations. The company reported profits last year of more than $900 million, but also paid employees $100 million in bonuses in February.Alaska Airlines spokespeople wouldn’t comment beyond what was sent out in a press release on Friday. The statement said that the company hopes “for a resolution through arbitration that will result in our pilots receiving a significant wage rate increase while maintaining Alaska Airlines ability to successfully grow and compete.”Campbell said the union has met with arbitrators in order to hash out their proposal for Alaska Airlines management. He wouldn’t say what kind of pay raise the pilots are asking for.“We believe that our position is reasonable,” Campbell said. “It’s certainly affordable. It’s what every other carrier offers to their pilots, and so in that sense, we’re hopeful that our argument will win the day.”Campbell said arbitration proceedings will begin next week.last_img read more