Tags Matt Ablott EC concerned that Liberty’s €1.33B Base bid will hurt competition Author Home Belgium’s Mobistar offers bleak outlook as competition and costs bite Previous ArticleIsis: Average user does five transactions per weekNext ArticleBlackBerry claims Z10 seeing strong early sales Read more Related AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 06 FEB 2013 EC set to give go ahead to Liberty’s Belgian buy Shares in Belgium’s number-two mobile operator Mobistar sunk to a ten-year low this morning as the firm disclosed a weaker-than-expected outlook and cut its shareholder payout.Reuters reports that Mobistar – which is majority-owned by France Telecom – guided that earnings (EBITDA) are likely to fall 15-23 percent this year (to about EUR380-420 million), and that revenue would fall by 4-6 percent – a more pessimistic outlook than analysts had been expecting. Earnings for 2012 fell 6.8 percent to EUR494 million.Mobistar set its 2012 shareholder dividend at EUR1.80 per share, down from the EUR3.70 paid for 2011, which included an extraordinary dividend.It also said it would spend an extra EUR150 million over the next three years on its 4G network rollout, aiming to cover 80 percent of the Belgian population by 2015.Mobistar is the latest in a line of European operators struggling to sustain profits in a climate of regulatory pressures and fierce competition.“It is our opinion that competitive pressure, such as [cable MVNO] Telenet mobile offers, will keep weighing on profits in 2013,” KBC analyst Thomas Deschepper wrote in a note to clients.The report notes that competition in the Belgian market was ramped up last year following the introduction of a new law limiting customer contracts to six months. Verizon sees positives in service revenue despite drop FinancialMobistar
E-commerce and growth in the Asian air cargo market is pushing air freight suppliers to shift business models.A growing charter market and strong Europe and US tradelanes have led to changes in the way equipment is supplied, according to unit load device (ULD) leasing specialist ACL Airshop.“We need our services and equipment available throughout the Asia Pacific region, because that’s where the biggest growth for the industry is going to be,” said Asia Pacific director and general manager Pieter van Calcar.“There’s a growing middle-class in China and with the current exchange rate there’s a lot of cargo moving in from Europe at the moment; that tradelane is very busy. Those into the US and into Europe have also picked up.” By Sam Whelan in Ho Chi Minh City 31/05/2017 He added: “And the number of charter carriers coming back to or staying in the Asian market – charters out of Europe or the US – have been at a higher level since Chinese New Year than we’ve seen in previous years.”The South Carolina-based company plans to double its global network within five years, to keep up with Asia Pacific air cargo growth, and will increase its airport hubs from 35 to 70 and its ULD fleet from 35,000 to 70,000.ACL has already added to its regional headquarters in Hong Kong new locations in Singapore, Beijing and Narita, and has established new handling agreements in Kuala Lumpur, Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, Beijing and Incheon. It has repair stations in Miami, New York and Amsterdam, with additional facilities due to open in Bogota and Hong Kong this year.While the company also manufactures cargo nets and straps, and provides sales, repairs and fleet control services, one-way and short-term ULD leasing is its core business.“There’s a minimum seven-day lease, but it can be up to two years depending on the requirement of the customer. In our business model, it’s important to make availability as easy and convenient as possible,” said Mr van Calcar.However, air cargo equipment availability has been complicated by the impact of e-commerce on the industry. Mr van Calcar said imbalances between overstock and understock locations can be exacerbated by online retailing due to increased demand for ULDs over pallets.“There needs to be more consolidation at the point of departure in different sizes and shapes, which would require more use of structured ULDs. But there is no quick and dirty solution for this. If you fly a container from A to B and you have no return cargo, you need to get it back.“One option is to use collapsible containers for a temporary period to rebalance the overstock/understock of your equipment,” he said.He added that ACL was developing maindeck collapsible containers for both narrow and widebody aircraft, which would assist pure cargo carriers with re-balancing their stocks.As well as e-commerce, Mr van Calcar said seasonal events, such as Halifax lobster exports and Chile’s cherry season, and well-marketed shopping events, like Singles Day in China, were also having a big impact on equipment positioning.“This is different to just e-commerce. There are more and more events being promoted and marketed worldwide, especially with perishables and seafood, that are getting a wider audience and therefore in a short period of time there’s an enormous amount of cargo coming out of a location.” © Pierre-yves Babelon
The City head coach is preparing to make his first visit back to Oakwell, having left to takeover at Ashton Gate in January.Johnson does have the benefit of knowing the strengths and weaknesses of the majority of the Barnsley squad.And he told Bristol City Player HD: “You look at the Barnsley squad and they’ve got a lot of energy and talent.“The likes of (Conor) Hourihane, (Josh) Scowen, (Marley) Watkins and (Sam) Winnall – they’re all dangerous players.”City will take some comfort from the fact Hourihane and Scowen will both serve suspensions this weekend, while reports suggest a sickness bug going around Oakwell may also rule out a number of other players.Johnson continued: “We recruited well when I was there and that has continued. On a personal note I’m pleased with how well they’ve coped in the Championship, but we’ll have to be ready tomorrow.“They haven’t changed much as a team. The manager Paul Heckingbottom is a really good coach and they’ve done well as a group.“It’s a game I’m looking forward to because we’ve got good players and they’ll have to worry about us as well.”
European Grand Prix wins for Alexander Butler and Richard Howley Home » General » European Grand Prix wins for Alexander Butler and Richard Howley Irish riders were in superb form today (Sunday) across Europe, with Meath’s Alexander Butler leading the way with an impressive win in the three-star Grand Prix at Vilamoura in Portugal. Butler guided Chilli B to the fastest clear in a 10-horse jump-off to take the winners prize of €12,550.Alexander Butler and Chilli BButler has high hopes for the 12-year-old stallion who is owned and bred by L.C.J. Berben:“I’m delighted to start off the first week here at Vilamoura with a win in the Grand Prix. I have very high expectations of Chilli B for next year for the outdoor season. I think this horse has a lot to give and I am really looking forward to it,” Butler commented.Harry Marshall also filled fifth place for Ireland with Flambeau, having earlier taken a speed class win with Barcelona.At Sentower Park in Belgium, Irish riders dominated the two-star Grand Prix, with Sligo’s Richard Howley taking victory with Arlo de Blondel. Howley had almost two seconds in hand over Brazilian runner-up Marlon Modolo Zanotelli, while Wexford’s Bertram Allen finished third with Go To Fortuna and Kilkenny’s Ger O’Neill slotted into fourth place with Warriors Glory.In the two-star Grand Prix at Oliva in Spain, Harry Allen claimed a runner-up finish with Guinness and finished just over half-a-second behind German winner Katharina Offel with Elien. At Rabat four-star show in Morocco, Cork’s Billy Twomey took runner-up spot in a 1m45 speed class with Kimba Flamenco.On Friday the Irish Pony (U16) team of Orla Duffy, Alex Finney, Conor McLaughlin and Ella Quigley took a superb win in the Nations Cup at Chevenez in Switzerland. Ireland finished on a score of just four faults to take victory ahead of Netherlands in second and Germany in third.Irish pony team manager Gary Marshall was delighted to finish the year with another great result and said:“This was a fantastic result for us. I try to use this as a development show at the end of the year to give some new combinations some experience and all our team jumped great today. This was our last Nations Cup of the season and in fact the points gained at this show carry forward to next year’s league so it was great to finish on a high after what was an incredible year for us.”In Eventing, Joseph Murphy finished best of the Irish in the CCIO4*-L at Boekelo in The Netherlands. He slotted into 20th place aboard Cesar V on a final score of 35.90 while Brian Morrison and Global Orchid (ISH) came home in 22nd place on 37.50.Victory went to Britain’s Laura Collett with London 52 on a score of 26.0 13 October 2019, 19:38 Tags:
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Trafalgar Thunder used home court advantage to capture the West Kootenay Grade 8 Volleyball Championships Monday at the Uphill School Gymnasium.Trafalgar captured both the girl’s and boy’s titles with wins over their school rivals.Thunder A squad edged Trafalgar B 11-15, 15-4, 15-13. Trafalgar A edged Wildflower of Nelson and Crawford Bay to advance to the semifinals. Thunder B got past J.V. Humphries of Kaslo and Mount Sentinel to qualify for playoff round.Thunder A squad consists of Megan Bonikowski, Neve Hamilton, Shelbi Van Hellemond, Atlyn Proctor, Ava Anast, Neveah Marcum-McCormick and Niya Latkin.Meanwhile, Thunder Boys A defeated St. Joseph and Crawford Bay while Trafalgar B outlasted Salmo and Mount Sentinel.Trafalgar A then dumped Thunder B 2-0 in the best-of-three match to capture the West Kootenay crown. Thunder A team consists of Alex Gotzy, Ryder Colins, Stephen Vissers, Ollie Gyr, Connor and Tanner Jackson.Head coach of both Trafalgar teams is Staci Proctor.Trafalgar Thunder Boys open the tournament against Crawford Bay. — Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily
Intermediate Hurling Championship – Group 1, Venue: Loughrea, (Round 2), Oranmore-Maree V Meelick-Eyrecourt 19:00, Ref: Liam GordonDivision 4 League, Venue: Ballinasloe, (Round 3), Ballinasloe V Glenamaddy 20:00, Ref: Martin FlahertyJohn Dunne Cup , Venue: Pairc Ros a’Mhil, (Semi Final ), An Cheathru Rua V Barna 20:00, Ref: Tommy Faherty (S)Car Parts Warehouse Division 7 (West), Venue: South Park, (Round 4), Gaeil na Gaillimhe V An Cheathru Rua 20:00, Ref: Frank WalshDivision 6 (North), Venue: Claregalway Knockdoemore, (Round 4), Claregalway V Caltra 20:00, Ref: Austin O ConnellDivision 8A (North), Venue: Dunmore, (Round 3), Dunmore MacHales V Milltown 20:00, Ref: Charlie Ward Sat 03 Jun Senior A Hurling Championship – Group 1, Venue: Duggan Park , (Round 3), Loughrea V Cappataggle 18:30, Ref: Seamus MoranSenior A Hurling Championship – Group 2, Venue: Duggan Park , (Round 3), Portumna V Turloughmore 13:00, Ref: Shane HynesSenior B Hurling Championship – Group 1, Venue: Loughrea, (Round 3), Beagh V Castlegar 17:00, Ref: Leonard FaySenior B Hurling Championship – Group 1, Venue: Kenny Park, (Round 3), Tynagh/Abbey-Duniry V Clarinbridge 17:00, Ref: Eoin ShaughnessySenior B Hurling Championship – Group 2, Venue: Kenny Park, (Round 3), Ahascragh/Fohenagh V Abbeyknockmoy 14:00, Ref: John Mc DonaghSenior B Hurling Championship – Group 2, Venue: Duggan Park , (Round 3), Athenry V Kilnadeema-Leitrim 17:00, Ref: Joe LarkinSenior B Hurling Championship – Group 2, Venue: Pearse Stadium, (Round 3), Killimordaly V Moycullen 19:00, Ref: Paul FahyIntermediate Hurling Championship – Group 1, Venue: Kenny Park, (Round 5), Clarinbridge V Kinvara 15:30, Ref: Richard Mc NicholasIntermediate Hurling Championship – Group 2, Venue: Loughrea, (Round 3), Killimor V An Spideal 15:30, Ref: Michael ConwayIntermediate Hurling Championship – Group 2, Venue: Craughwell, (Round 3), Annaghdown V Kilbeacanty 16:00, Ref: Derek KellyIntermediate Hurling Championship – Group 2, Venue: Carnmore, (Round 3), Ballinderreen V Rahoon-Newcastle 18:00, Ref: Kevin EganJunior A Hurling Championship – Group 3, Venue: Turloughmore, (Round 4), Gort V Skehana 17:00, Ref: Adrian MooneyCar Parts Warehouse Division 5 (West), Venue: Ros Muc, (Round 5), Na Piarsaigh V Salthill-Knocknacarra 19:00, Ref: Padraig Mac DonnchaCar Parts Warehouse Division 6 (West), Venue: Carna, (Round 5), Carna-Caiseal V Naomh Anna, Leitir Mir 19:00, Ref: Mairtn O Curraoin (coilm)Division 5 (North), Venue: Mervue, (Round 4), St. James V Milltown 18:30, Ref: Richard Mc NicholasDivision 5 (North), Venue: Glinsk G.A.A.Pitch, (Round 4), Glinsk V Corofin 18:30, Ref: John CahillDivision 7 (North), Venue: Barnaderg , (Round 3), Killererin V St Brendan’s 18:30, Ref: Gerry MooreDivision 7 (North), Venue: Caherlistrane, (Round 4), Caherlistrane V Tuam Stars 18:30, Ref: John DevlinSun 04 Jun Senior A Hurling Championship – Group 1, Venue: Duggan Park , (Round 3), Tommy Larkins V Mullagh 14:00, Ref: John KeaneSenior A Hurling Championship – Group 2, Venue: Duggan Park , (Round 3), Sarsfields V Padraig Pearses 15:30, Ref: Peter MurphySenior A Hurling Championship – Group 2, Venue: Kenny Park, (Round 3), Gort V St Thomas 18:00, Ref: Alan KellySenior B Hurling Championship – Group 1, Venue: Kenny Park, (Round 3), Ardrahan V Carnmore 16:30, Ref: Ger O ConnorJunior A Hurling Championship – Group 2, Venue: Ahascragh, (Round 4), Loughrea V Ballygar 12:00, Ref: David DillonJunior B Hurling Championship – Group 1, Venue: Abbeyknockmoy, (Round 2), Abbeyknockmoy V Kiltormer 12:00, Ref: Vincent BurkeJunior B Hurling Championship – Group 2, Venue: Killimordaly, (Round 2), Killimordaly V Ahascragh/Fohenagh 12:00, Ref: James LundonJunior B Hurling Championship – Group 2, Venue: Killimor, (Round 2), Killimor V Mountbellew/Moylough 12:00, Ref: John RosneyJunior B Hurling Championship – Group 3, Venue: Baile Doite Pitch & Clubhouse, (Round 3), Moycullen V Portumna 12:00, Ref: Pat McGrathDivision 8A (North), Venue: Glenamaddy, (Round 3), Glenamaddy V Corofin 12:00, Ref: Anthony CoyneDivision 8B (North), Venue: Mountbellew, (Round 3), Mountbellew/Moylough V St Gabriel’s 14:00, Ref: Sean LyonsMon 05 Jun U14 A Hurling Championship, Venue: Kenny Park, (Cup Final), Craughwell V Loughrea 19:30, Ref: Paul FahyU14 B1 Hurling Championship, Venue: Kenny Park, (Shield Final), St Thomas V Sylane 18:30, Ref: Conor QuinlanU14 C1 Hurling Championship, Venue: Skehana, (Shield Semi Final), Skehana V Clifden 15:00, Ref: TBCJunior A Hurling Championship – Group 1, Venue: Carnmore, (Round 4), Liam Mellows V Athenry 15:00, Ref: Sean MoranJunior A Hurling Championship – Group 1, Venue: Loughrea, (Round 4), Turloughmore V Meelick-Eyrecourt 16:30, Ref: Ronan StankardJunior A Hurling Championship – Group 1, Venue: Kenny Park, (Round 4), Bearna-Na Forbacha V Sarsfields 16:30, Ref: Conor QuinlanJunior A Hurling Championship – Group 2, Venue: Kenny Park, (Round 4), Tynagh/Abbey-Duniry V Salthill-Knocknacarra 15:00, Ref: Paschal SheehanJunior A Hurling Championship – Group 3, Venue: Carnmore, (Round 4), Michael Breathnach V Kinvara 16:30, Ref: David StauntonJunior B Hurling Championship – Group 3, Venue: Kilconieron, (Round 3), Kilconieron V Carnmore 12:00, Ref: Kevin EganJunior B Hurling Championship – Group 3, Venue: Cregg, (Round 3), Annaghdown V Oranmore-Maree 12:00, Ref: Adrian MooneyUnder 12 Hurling League – Group 1, Venue: Clarinbridge, (Round 3), Clarinbridge V Turloughmore 11:00, Ref: Ronan StankardCar Parts Warehouse Division 5 (West), Venue: Killannin, (Round 5), Killanin V Moycullen 18:30, Ref: Tom NallyCar Parts Warehouse Division 6 (West), Venue: Crestwood, (Round 5), Fr Griffins/ire g V An Spideal 18:30, Ref: Frank KinneenTue 06 Jun U14 Football Division 1 North, Venue: St Brendan’s Loughrea, (Round 5), Loughrea V Mountbellew/Moylough 19:00, Ref: John RosneyU14 A Hurling Championship, Venue: Duggan Park , (Shield Final), Clarinbridge V Sarsfields 19:30, Ref: Darragh KellyU14 C1 Hurling Championship, Venue: Duggan Park , (Cup Final), Four Roads V Sarsfields 18:30, Ref: Brian KeonWed 07 Jun Under 12 Hurling League – Group 4, Venue: Woodford, (Round 4), Tommy Larkins V Kilnadeema-Leitrim 18:45, Ref: Derek KellyCar Parts Warehouse Division 5 (West), Venue: Indreabhn, (Round 5), Michael Breathnach V An Cheathru Rua 20:00, Ref: Ciarain O ConaireCar Parts Warehouse Division 6 (West), Venue: The Prairie, (Round 5), Salthill-Knocknacarra V Barna 20:00, Ref: Alan Carrprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Fri June 2ndSenior A Hurling Championship – Group 1, Venue: Kenny Park, (Round 3), Liam Mellows V Craughwell 19:00, Ref: Gerry Donoghue
Louganis, who performed the winning Olympic double off the 3m and 10m diving boards at the 1984 and 1988 Games, has been a regular addition to the judging panel for the series. Four-time Olympic champion Greg Louganis has been named as the new sports director for the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series replacing his former Olympic rival Nki Stajkovic following his premature death in February. Now, as sports director, Louganis has the potential to steer cliff diving to even greater heights with the sport’s governing body having proposed the discipline’s inclusion for the next Olympics in Tokyo, 2020.“I am thrilled to be working even more closely with the Red Bull Cliff Diving family, one of the most supportive and creative teams I’ve had the pleasure to be associated with,” he said.“Interacting with this extraordinarily talented and elite group of athletes as a judge was already something I cherished but being able to continue the work of my dear friend, the extraordinary Niki Stajkovic, is both humbling and an honour. I look forward to the 2017 season as we continue to strengthen awareness of cliff diving as the important and pure sport it is.”As well as winning quadruple, Olympic gold during his illustrious career, American Louganis is also a five-time world champion.Louganis arrives in Ireland this June ahead of the inaugural stop of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series at Poll Na Péist (Serpent’s Lair) on Inis Mór, June 24th. The world’s elite male and female cliff divers will return for the third time to the island for a dramatic competition opener.The Irish stop at Inis Mór of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series is now SOLD OUT but will be broadcast live on Red Bull TV on 24th June.For more media content and images, please visit the Red Bull Content Pool#RedBullCliffDiving2017 Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series CalendarJune 24 – Inis Mór, IrelandJuly 9 – São Miguel, Azores, PortugalJuly 23 – Polignano a Mare, ItalySeptember 3 – Texas, USASeptember 16 – Mostar, Bosnia and HerzegovinaOctober 21 – Lago Ranco, ChileFor a taster of what to expect on 24th June, click hereprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email
Then Barry spoke to JeanneAudio Playerhttps://download-galwaybay.sharp-stream.com/Jeannie%20Sampier%20Green%20sod%20Ireland.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. As part of the planning permission for the development they were required to plant a shelter bed around the perimeter. Followed by KevinAudio Playerhttps://download-galwaybay.sharp-stream.com/Kevin%20fitzgearld%20BOSTON%20SCIENTIFIC.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. In 2011 Claregalway GAA club purchased twenty acres of land in Knockdoemore, on which they have now developed 3 full size playing pitches, a state of the art club house and a walk way around the perimeter of their grounds. This development not only caters for the hundreds of Ladies and gentlemen, adults and children members but also for various organisations that are active in the Claregalway area. On a daily basis groups such as the Clare River Harriers Athletics Club, Claregalway Scouts and the local Foroige club can be seen making full use of the amenities. Mike Laffey of Claregalway Scouts and Sheila Fahy from Clare River Harriers spoke about the importance of Knockdoemore park for their respective organisations and Jeanne Sampie who gave the view of Greensod Ireland who have been educating local school children about the impact the project will have on the bee population.First up was Mike LaffeyAudio Playerhttps://download-galwaybay.sharp-stream.com/Mike%20laffey%20claregalway%20scouts.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Finally Barry spoke with Mary Collins and Kevin Fitzpatrick of the event sponsor Boston Scientific. Mary and Kevin outlined why the team in Galway felt this was a project they felt they could align to and Kevin also outlined how proud the are of the impact.Boston Scientific Galway are of the impact the organisation has on the economic life of the City and its surrounding areas.Mary spoke first to BarryAudio Playerhttps://download-galwaybay.sharp-stream.com/Mary%20collins%20BOSTON%20SCIENTIFIC.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. On Tuesday our own Barry Cullinane went along to the launch of a the Claregalway GAA club Plantathon where he spoke to a number of people including Tony Clarke, retired regional manager with Coillte, who along with Sean Flanagan, retired Teagasc manager is overseeing the project. Tony spoke about the species of trees and hedging being planted as well as the importance of the plantation to the local wildlife that may have been disturbed during the development of the lands in Knockdoemore.Audio Playerhttps://download-galwaybay.sharp-stream.com/Tony%20clarke%20project%20coordinater.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Barry also spoke with John Morrin, Claregalway Chairman who gave all the details of how the community is coming together for this project and how the people of the area can support the effort.Audio Playerhttps://download-galwaybay.sharp-stream.com/John%20morrin%20claregalway%20chairman.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. The local Clubs who use the 20 acre Knockdoemore Park, located between Claregalway and Lackagh are clubbing together in a bid to plant their boundaries and walkway areas in trees, hedging and shrubs before Mothers Day. The “Clubbing together” efforts of the Sporting and Community Groups involved received a timely boost this week with the news that Galway Based Medical Company, Boston Scientific are to be the main sponsor of the initiative.The organisers are seeking local support too and in return for a contribution of €100 for a business pack, €20 for a Family Planting or €10 per individual , a tree and or hedging plants will be planted in your name. Your name will be listed on a register which will be located in the club house, as well as being listed on the www.Plantathon.com website. You can also book your tree and have it planted in your mother’s name before Mothers Day by going online on www.plantathon.com or you can come to the sales desks to pre – purchase trees which will be open at the Knockdoemore Clubhouse from 11 -2 pm this Saturday 3rd March.Pictured at the launch of the project were Sheila Fahy Clare River Harriers, John Morrin Claregalway GAA Club, Eilis McEvoy Claregalway Scouts with Mary Collins and Kevin Fitzgerald of Boston Scientific. Photo:-Mike Shaughnessyprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Claregalway GAA club Plantathon takes place on National Tree Planting Week (March 4th – 11th) Patrons who wish to support the project can contribute €20 per family or €10 per individual to purchase a tree. For more information you can contact a member of the committee of visit www.plantathon.com The local Clubs who use the 20 acre Knockdoemore Park, located between Claregalway and Lackagh are clubbing together in a bid to plant their boundaries and walkway areas in trees, hedging and shrubs before Mothers Day. The “Clubbing together” efforts of the Sporting and Community Groupsinvolved received a timely boost this week with the news that Galway Based Medical Company, Boston Scientific are to be the main sponsor of the initiative.The organisers are seeking local support too and in return for a contribution of €100 for a business pack, €20 for a Family Planting or €10 per individual , a tree and or hedging plants will be planted in your name .Your name will be listed on a register which will be located in the club house, as well as being listed on the www.Plantathon.com website. You can also book your tree and have it planted in your mother’s name before Mothers Dayby going online on www.plantathon.com or you can come to the sales desks to pre purchase trees which will be open at the Knockdoemore Clubhouse from; 11 -2 pm this Saturday 3 RD March.Pictured at the launch of the project were members of the many groups involved with Kevin Fitzgerald and Mary Collins of Boston Scientific. Photo:-Mike Shaughnessy.