To improve several of its programs, the Bong County-based premier institution, Cuttington University (CU), has introduced several new academic programs, the president, Dr. Hernique F. Tokpa, has disclosed.While charging the recent graduates, who formed part of the 53rd Commencement Convocation, Dr. Tokpa informed the audience that his administration had introduced what he called, an “Institute of Excellence in Teaching and Learning.”The Institute of Excellence in Teaching Program, he said, is for a post diploma in higher education, and was initiated for lecturers who have little or nothing to formal teaching experience.“There are eight candidates, who completed the course and received the post-graduate diplomas, and 25 transferable credits to the CU Graduate School where they may receive a Master’s degree in teaching.”At the same time, Dr. Tokpa disclosed that the CU Student Affairs has begun a counseling service where counselors are currently provide sessions in the areas of drug and alcohol abuse, emotional distress, general anxiety disorder, etc.According to him, the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences earlier this year, launched the first edition of an international peer-review academic journal (CUJLASS). The journal is published annually, and the maiden edition features scholarly articles from around the world.Also, the College of Business and Public Administration completed its academic restructuring and is currently implementing its 2-year strategic plan to make the college academically attractive and appealing to students.Dr. Tokpa further disclosed that the College of Allied Health Sciences, will beginning this academic semester, start offering degrees in Radiology, Medical Laboratory Technology, Environmental Heath, Midwifery and Physician Assistant (PA) in addition to the Nursing degree being offered by CU.As for the College of Education, Dr. Tokpa said four visually impaired/disabled students under the “Special Education Program” successfully completed their courses of study in their respective chosen disciplines, and therefore earned Bachelor’s degrees at the just held commencement. Eleven of them entered the CU in 2009.Cuttington, he said, has, through its good relationship with EHELD/USAID program, established a multi-purpose soil laboratory where soil PH analysis can be done. Student practical activities have been intensified with the production of vegetables and animals including goats and snails.In another development, the CU administration through its vice president for the Graduate School, Dr. Roosevelt Jayjay, has honored Dr. Tokpa for his commitment to the institution, where the students enrollment has increased from 350 to over 4, 000 students.At the same time also, Dr. Tokpa, a just-ended world conference held in Mumbai—India, won this year’s prestigious “Award of the World Chancellors and Vice Chancellors Congress” for his outstanding contributions to education.In response shortly the Award was presented to him over the weekend at the CU Graduate School in Monrovia, Dr. Tokpa, expressed gratitude for the Award and the honor bestowed upon him by the two distinct institutions.“For this Award and the honor, I am honored and feels honor, but I dedicated this international Award to the faculty and staff of Cuttington. I have been with CU for 26 years; 12 of which I served both as the president, as well as the principal for the Kindergarten to 12th grade,” Dr. Tokpa asserted.The honoring ceremony, which coincided with the representation of the Award, was attended by a cross-section professors and instructors as well as well-wishers from the undergraduate and graduate schools. CU’s Historical PerspectiveIn 1889, Cuttington Collegiate and Divinity School was founded in Cape Palmas, Maryland County by the Episcopal Church in Liberia. The school was named in honor of Robert Fulton Cutting, then treasurer of the Episcopal Church in the United States. He gave US$5,000 to Bishop Samuel David Ferguson, then Bishop of Liberia, to purchase land on which to build a school “for the establishment of a manual labor farm, which should afford opportunity for practical instruction of the boys in the mission schools and at the same time serve as a pattern for others.” On February 22, 1889, Bishop Ferguson laid the cornerstone for the first building and named it Epiphany Hall. Epiphany is a Christian festival celebrating Jesus Christ’s divinity; a Christian festival making the visit of the Magi to celebrate Jesus’ birth or in the Eastern Orthodox Church, the baptism of Jesus Christ.The curriculum was further divided into four departments: Agricultural and Industrial, Theological, Preparatory, and Collegiate under the leadership of the Rev. M.P.K Valentine, M.A., the first president of Cuttington Collegiate and Divinity School.In 1949, Cuttington was reopened through the instrumentality of the late Bishop Bravid W. Harris, then Bishop of Liberia.Dr. Henrique F. Tokpa, who succeeded Dr. Melvin J. Mason, as president of CU in 2002, had transformed CU to its present level where the students’ enrollment had increased from 300 to say, over 4,000 students.In 2004, CU started a Graduate School in Monrovia, offering Master’s degrees in four areas: Business, Education, Nursing, and Theology.In 2007, CU established a Junior College Program at the St. Augustine’s Episcopal High School in Kakata, Margibi County to cater to the academic needs of students, who graduate from high schools in that county and its immediate environs. The program currently offers Associate of Applied Science degrees in the fields of Nursing, Public Administration, Sociology, Management and Accounting.The institution has challenges and opportunities in the reconstruction of a new society for the 21st Century. As its campus is built in stages, CU seeks not only to restore its former programs, but also to expand them and develop new ones to meet the needs of a post-conflict nation, which is learning to deal with the aftermath of a 14-year long civil conflict.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
The members and leadership of the Alternative National Congress of Liberia (ANC) view with great concern President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf’s request for a broad and sweeping grant of emergency powers—powers that would make her the sole judge and jury when it comes to depriving Liberians of basic rights guaranteed by the Constitution in the name of fighting Ebola.As a threshold matter, the ANC believes that the initial declaration of a state of emergency is constitutionally dubious. Article 86(b) of our Constitution provides that a “state of emergency may be declared only where there is a threat or outbreak of war or where there is civil unrest affecting the existence, security or well-being of the Republic amounting to a clear and present danger.” None of the conditions specified in Article 86(b) for the declaration of a state of emergency is met under the present circumstances. We do not face a threat of war or an outbreak of war. We similarly do not face any civil unrest, let alone a civil unrest that affects the existence and security of our country. What we face is a health crisis or emergency. The plain language of the Constitution shows that the framers did not contemplate a health emergency or crisis, even one as serious as the current Ebola outbreak, as a basis for invocation of a state of emergency or the grant of emergency powers to the President.Even assuming that the current Ebola health emergency may justify the declaration of a state of emergency, we believe that the powers the President now seeks under the state of emergency are simply too broad and sweeping in scope. Moreover, as we have learned all too well from our history, such concentration of powers in the hands of one person or institution is inimical liberty and justice.Below, we examine each of the grants of emergency powers the President seeks and we set forth the reasons why we are opposed to giving her such powers:Power to Take Private Property Without CompensationUnder the emergency grant of power the President seeks, she will have the power to summarily take away private property for the use of the State without compensating the owner. In fact, in her letter to the Legislature, the President expressly asks for the power to “appropriate any private property or prevent the use thereof in order to protect the public health and safety during the state of emergency without payment of any kind or any judicial process.” While we understand that there may be instances where the government may be forced to use private property as it fights Ebola, we believe that the owner of any property so used is entitled to just compensation. To do otherwise, would violate one of the most basic tenets of our constitutional scheme as guaranteed in Article 24 of the Constitution: “prompt payment of just compensation” by the government to anyone whose property is taken or used by the State.The Power to Deny Free Speech Rights of LiberiansThe President also seeks powers to deny citizens of Liberia their free speech rights. Again, the President makes clear in her letter the extent of the powers she seeks in this regard. She expressly requests the power to use “proclamation or executive action” to “prevent any citizen, group of citizens or any entity…from making any public statement in person, by print, or electronic, which may have the tendency of undermining the state of emergency.” The scope of the power the President seeks to deny free speech rights guaranteed by Article 15 of our Constitution is simply breath taking. Under the powers she seeks, she alone may determine whether speech is likely to undermine the Ebola fighting efforts and thus curtail such speech. She alone will be empowered to determine what constitutes speech that threatens the Ebola fighting effort. A person denied free speech rights will have no recourse to the courts to determine whether in fact the denial is constitutional. Moreover, what she seeks to engage in is “prior restraint.” That is, the power to restrain or prohibit speech even before it is made. Such an infringement on free speech rights is viewed as among the greatest threats to liberty because the speaker is not allowed to speak at all for it to be determined whether what he has said is a threat to public safety or order. He is denied the right to speak even before he utters a word. We agree that there may be circumstances under which certain speech may hamper our efforts to fight Ebola. But the ultimate judge as to whether such speech hampers our efforts and should be curtailed is the court. We can implement an expedited court hearing regime in which the Supreme Court can decide on a fast track basis, literally in hours, whether challenged speech should be curtailed.The Power to Deny Liberians the Right to Peaceably AssembleThe President also seeks to infringe on the right of the people to “freely assemble” as guaranteed by Article 17 of the Constitution. What is scary is that the President seeks to “limit the right to free assembly for any reason.” We agree that it is conceivable that it may be necessary as we fight Ebola to discourage and prohibit mass gatherings of people in settings where the disease is likely to spread. However, granting the President the power to deny people their right to assemble “for any reason” is simply to broad a grant of power that has the potential for abuse. Moreover, the President already has tools she can use to limit assemblies of people that might likely lead to the spread of Ebola. Under our laws as they exist now, the government may impose reasonable time and manner restrictions on public gathering. That is why the government may require that citizens obtain a permit before holding large gatherings.The Power to Alter the Dates of ElectionsThe President seeks the power to alter the dates prescribe in our constitution for the holding of elections. We believe that there may be legitimate reasons to postpone the senatorial elections currently scheduled for October 15. However, we are a little wary of vesting the President, who herself is a partisan, with the exclusive authority to make decisions regarding the postponements of elections. We believe that the decision as to whether to postpone elections should be made by the National Elections Commission (NEC), which has the expertise to make such a decision, in consultations with the President and the Executive branches of government as well as the various political parties. Leaving the decision to the NEC will help to remove any suspicion that postponements of elections were meant to serve the political interests of particular individuals or groups.The Power to Suspend the Prohibition Against Forced LaborThe President seeks to effectively suspend Article 12 of the Constitution, which forbids subjecting any person in the country to “forced labor.” Anyone casually familiar with our history is aware that this provision in the Constitution represents a national rebuke to the practice of forced labor made famous by the Fernando Po Crisis, when certain Liberians were forced to work for little or nothing in the what is today Equatorial Guinea. Despite, our well documented history of the negative impact of forced labor on our society, the President seeks the power to “procure certain labor or services during the state of the emergency.” And she wants the power to do so by simply issuing a “proclamation.” We are aware that Article 12 contemplates that “work or service which forms part of normal civil obligations or service exacted in cases of emergency or calamity threatening the life or well-being of the community shall not be deemed forced labor.” However, given the potential for abuse inherent in the use of labor under such circumstances, we believe that individuals should have the right to interpose a judicial challenge to the forced use of their labor to determine, for example, whether it is being used in the fight against Ebola and not for the unjust enrichment of others.The Powers to Impose Restrictions on Religious PracticesThe President also seeks the power to unilaterally restrict people from engaging in the practice of their religion to the extent such practice “endangers the public health and contributes the spread of Ebola.” Again, we understand the thinking behind the view that restricting certain religious practices may help in the fight against Ebola. But this is extremely sensitive territory, the right to freedom of religion being a cardinal principle of our system of government. We believe that given the sensitivity involved here, the decision to ban certain religious practices should be one that is ultimately made by the courts. This way, the public will have faith in the decision. The government can now quickly ask the Supreme Court to issue a writ of prohibition prohibiting those religious and other practices that it thinks contribute to a spread of the disease. All parties opposed to such a writ will have the opportunity to make their case to the courts. The courts can issue a temporary injunction upholding the President’s request, while it decides the merits of any challenge to the religious practice ban the President seeks. This way, the public will be assured that there is a neutral third party (the courts) that is deciding what practices are banned. The end result is that we will engender public support and faith in the fairness of the decision reached than if it was just made by one person—the President.CONCLUSIONWe at the ANC believe that we face a serious fight against Ebola and that we have to do all we can to defeat the disease. We believe doing all we can to defeat Ebola requires taking some extraordinary measures that may impinge on some of the rights we enjoy under our Constitution. However, we believe that any deprivation of rights in the name of fighting Ebola must be done in a manner that breeds faith in our system of government and as much as possible involves the courts as the final arbiter. The President’s request for emergency powers in her letter to the Legislature does not meet this test. The ANC thus vehemently opposes the grant of emergency powers the President seeks.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
The bases were loaded. A boy took a mighty cut but hit a topper. The kid on the pitcher’s mound gloved the ball and fired a quick throw to the plate, only to watch it thud against the backstop as a runner scooted home. Where was the catcher? Adults in the bleachers craned their necks and found him flat on his back in the dirt. Apparently, the hitter had let go of the bat and conked him over the head. Baseball moves from the Winter of BigMac to yet another Spring of Barry when players report to Arizona and Florida this week. The sport is still searching for some kind of ethical coherence. It’s like looking for a used needle in a haystack, not that steroids are the only issue here. At times like this, I think of the day a few years ago when I took a break from a jog in Woodland Hills to watch a tee-ball game. The sense of frontier justice that surrounds baseball – an eye for an eye, a beanball for a beanball, a long-held Dodgers’ grudge for a never-ending Giants’ grudge – begins a long way below the major leagues, and maybe even in the womb. It seems designed to ensure that the game’s big problems never get solved, only fought over for decades until Joe is in no condition to Say It Ain’t So. Either you work yourself into an indignant fury as the same issues pop up season after season, or you determine to shrug it all off and simply enjoy the fun on the field. Let this be the spring we vow to actually do it. Eat a hotdog and let Bud Selig Inc., stew in its own scandals. Look at baseball’s unconvincing efforts to eradicate steroids, and to figure out exactly what was going on when Mark McGwire was hitting 70 home runs in a summer and Barry Bonds was steaming to his 734 (and counting) career homers. The debate about McGwire – rejected for the Hall of Fame this winter – will go on until he’s voted in or 14 more years of eligibility go by, whichever comes first. The argument over Bonds will rage until he retires short of Hank Aaron’s 755, or forever if he breaks the record. If you’re waiting for this to go away, you’ll be waiting your life away. And you’ll be distracted from a bunch of good games. What would make anybody think baseball is about to solve anything? They’re still fussing about Shoeless Joe Jackson and the Black Sox, Eight Men Out, 88years on. They’ll be fussing about Pete Rose for at least that long, because instead of allowing an up-or-down vote for the Hall of Fame, baseball makes him a perpetual martyr. They’re still looking at every pennant race through the cynical lens of Large Market vs. Small Market, which is the fault of a toothless salary cap. Since baseball’s “luxury tax” system took effect in 2003, the gap has increased between the richest and poorest payrolls (the Yankees’ was 3.7 times the Devil Rays’ in 2002, 13.2 times the Marlins’ in 2006). None of our sports worry away more energy on issues of fairness, ethics and wholesomeness. Yet none is as unwilling to directly confront them. In Game 2 of the World Series, the Tigers’ Kenny Rogers was pitching with a suspicious smudge on his hand. But Cardinals manager Tony LaRussa declined to accuse Rogers, the umpires didn’t search him and he was allowed to simply wash his hand. Rogers pitched eight innings of two-hit ball, and Detroit had its only win of the series, eternally tainted. Maybe LaRussa realized that even if Rogers had pine tar on his hand, the rest of the Tigers had flop sweat on theirs. That was the end of last season, and here, finally, is the start of this one. The Dodgers’ pitchers and catchers report Friday in VeroBeach, Fla., hoping speed at the top (Juan Pierre, Rafael Furcal) and just enough pitching will make up for a lack of power; the Angels’ on Wednesday in Tempe, Ariz., where a good, young starting rotation waits for another power hitter to grow out of the side of a cactus. The Giants have their first workout Thursday in Scottsdale, Ariz. Get ready for the first of 40days and 40 nights of Bonds updates, which sounds like every spring training in memory. Is Bonds looking good enough to hit 22 homers this year at age 42 after hitting 26 last year? Will the legal cloud over this Barry darken the sunny mood around Barry Zito, San Francisco’s new, $126 million left-hander? Can the Selig at least put to rest speculation over how the commissioner will celebrate (or not) No. 756? Uh, no, because putting things to rest isn’t what baseball does. “That’s a matter I’ll determine at some point in the future,” Selig said last week at a Bay Area baseball luncheon, referring to whether he’d attend Bonds’ record-breaker or phone congratulations. Selig noted vaguely that he “wasn’t there when Roger Clemens won his 300th game,” as if the two milestones are equivalent. And so, another spring, same problems. That tee-ball mom would be happy, because under the people who run the major leagues, somebody else always gets to throw a bat. It should be their problem, not ours. Enjoy the game. Kevin Modesti’s column appears in the Daily News three days a week. firstname.lastname@example.org (818) 713-3616 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! As the catcher wobbled to his feet, and a few parents brought ice from the concession stand, the umpires and coaches huddled and the chief ump announced a ruling. The play would stand. The run would count. But just so the kids got the message about safety, the ump warned that any future bat-thrower would be tossed out of the game. Most parents nodded, thinking this sounded fair. Except for one of the catcher’s team’s moms, who spoke up loudly. “What?!” she said. “Now we don’t get to throw a bat!”
On the first day, Strel passed a 6-foot alligator. The team accompanying him also saw a school of candiru – or toothpick fish – swimming only a few feet from Strel. The bloodsucking fish swims into body orifices and erects spiny barbs to lodge itself inside and suck blood. “I injured my hand several times because of the debris,” Strel said. “It’s dangerous because you don’t want to start bleeding inside the water.” SAO PAULO, Brazil – Slovenian Martin Strel, 52, approached the halfway point of his attempt to swim the entire length of the Amazon river Thursday, trying to avoid severe burns, alligators and the dreaded bloodsucking toothpick fish. Strel has swum Europe’s Danube River, China’s Yangtze and the Mississippi, his support team said. He has averaged about 56miles a day since he began his 3,290-mile swim from the river’s source in Peru on Feb.1. Swimming 12 hours a day, with a short break for lunch, Strel has covered nearly 1,616 miles of the Amazon. Speaking by satellite phone, Strel said his entire body hurt, and his greatest adversary has been the glaring equatorial sun. Just days into his swim, he developed second- degree burns on his face and forehead. His team fears they will progress into third- degree burns, which could become easily infected. By the end of each day, the area around Strel’s mouth is brown with dirt that accumulates from waves breaking on his face. His lips are blistered, and scabs form on his nose and upper cheeks. And his eyes are sore and swollen. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Europa League 1 Tottenham Hotspur will face Limassol FC in the Europa League play-off round.Spurs will travel to Cyprus for the first leg on August 21 and play the return clash at White Hart Lane a week later.Meanwhile, Hull City, after beating AS Trencin 2-1 on aggregate in the previous round, will now face Lokeren of Belgium.The Europa League play-off draw in full:FK Sarajevo v Borussia M’gladbachAstana v VillarrealApollon Limassol v Lokomotiv MoscowPEC Zwolle v Sparta PragueYoung Boys v DebrecenAsteras Tripoli v Maccabi Tel-AvivFC Spartak Trnava v FC ZurichAEL v Tottenham HotspurDnipro v Hajduk SplitDinamo Minsk v NacionalKarabakh v FC TwentePetrolul Ploiesti v Dinamo ZagrebHJK Helsinki v Rapid ViennaTrabzonspor v RostovFC Zimbru v PAOKRNK Split v TorinoOmonia Nicosia v Dinamo MoscowAktobe v Legia WarsawLyon v Astra GiurgiuLokeren v HullNeftchi v Partizan BelgradeRuch Chorzow v Metalist KharkivIF Elfsborg v Rio AvePSV v ShakhtyorKarabukspor v St EtienneStjarnan v Inter MilanPanathinaikos v FC MidtjyllandFeyenoord v Zarya LuhanskGrasshoppers v Club BruggeReal Sociedad v KrasnodarRijeka v FC SheriffTies to be played 21 and 28 August
“Kindly accept my resignation as Gor Mahia FC head coach effective today, the sixth day of August 2019. As you are aware, the decision has been forced on me by the personal challenges I am facing here in Europe,” Oktay said in a letter addressed to rachier.He added; “I wish to thank you and the entire club, including the fans for the opportunity you accorded me to manage this great club. I also wish you guys all the best in your forthcoming assignments.”The tactician had asked for permission from the club to return to his home in England to sort out long standing personal issues, but seemingly they have taken more time to be solved.Rachier on Monday evening told Capital Sport that he was aware of the issues and that he did not think Oktay was trying to engineer a move away from the club, barely six months after joining and leading them to the quarter finals of the Confederations Cup for the first time ever.Gor Mahia head coach Hassan Oktay chats with his assistant Zedekiah Otieno during a training session at teh Uhuru Stadium in Dar es Salaam on January 22, 2018. Photo/Photo/TIMOTHY OLOBULUWith the tactician gone, Gor will now have to look for a quick replacement by Friday when they leave for Burundi as current assistant coach Patrick Odhiambo does not have the requisite paperwork to handle the team for a CAF match.New rules stipulate that a coach handling a team at a continental match has to have a CAF A coaching license or its equivalent.Gor have lost their coach just after losing two of their best players from last season, Jacques Tuyisenge and Francis Kahata. Oktay’s assistant from last season Zedekiah Otieno also left to join KCB as head coach.Save for two foreign based players hitherto unknown, Gor have only signed youngsters.0Shares0000(Visited 11 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Time to go? Gor Mahia head coach Hassan Oktay glances at his watch during his side’s Kenyan Premier League match against KCB at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on May 2, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 6 – Just four days before their first round CAF Champions League tie away to Burundi’s Aigle Noir, Kenyan Premier League champions Gor Mahia have been thrown off balance with the resignation of head coach Hassan Oktay.The club officially announced on Tuesday evening that the tactician had tendered his resignation to club chair Ambrose Rachier, just a day after the club supremo had hinted to Capital Sport they were looking at a plan B with the coach yet to return from England.
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AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SATURDAY J&J Social and Travel Club will host an mixer and karaoke social night, 7 in Lancaster. Call (661) 267-2586 by noon Friday for reservations. Leona Valley Sertoma Club meets, 8 a.m. the first and third Saturdays of each month at Jackie’s Restaurant, 40352 90th St. W., Leona Valley. Call (661) 270-0339. Low-cost Facilitated Parenting Group will meet, 10-11:30 a.m. Court approved. Call (661) 266-8700. Seniors Lunch-Bingo Hour, noon-5 p.m. the fourth Saturday of each month at the Antelope Valley Senior Center, 777 W. Jackman St., Lancaster. Sponsored by Buklod ng Pagkakaisa (Bond of Unity). Call Emerita Ross at (661) 723-7876 or Marie Cabrera at (661) 726-5309. Al-Anon will have a Spanish-speaking discussion meeting, 9 a.m. at 38345 30th St. E., Suite C-3, Palmdale. Call (661) 274-9353. Facilitated Anger Management Group for ages 8-11 will meet, 2:30-4 p.m.; teens, 4:30-6 p.m., and adults, 10:30-noon or 12:30-2 p.m. at the Family Resource Foundation, 38345 30th St. E., Suite A-2, Palmdale. Call (661) 266-8700 or (800) 479-CARE or visit the Web site: www.frf.av.org. Beginning yoga, 9-10 a.m. at Unity Church of Antelope Valley, 39149 8th St. E., Palmdale. Call (661) 273-3341. Women and Self-esteem support group meets in the Acton area. Call (661) 947-0839. Healing Heart support group will meet, 4-5:30 p.m. at the Salvation Army store, 45001 Beech Ave. in Lancaster. Call (661) 943-5830. Compulsive Eaters Anonymous – HOW Concept will meet, 9 a.m. at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church, 1737 E. Ave. R, Palmdale. Call Jane at (661) 945-4798. Women Midlife Transition Support Group for women over age 40 is facilitated by a professional psychotherapist. Call (661) 947-0839. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 10-11:30 a.m. in Room 13 at Lancaster United Methodist Church, 918 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 724-1820. Hotline: (661) 789-5806. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.todayna.org or www.sava-na.org. SUNDAY Nicotine Anonymous will meet, 8-9 p.m. at Seventh-day Adventist Church, 43824 30th St. W., Lancaster. Call (661) 946-7606. Buklod ng Pagkakaisa (Bond of Unity) Seniors’ Social Hour, 4-7 p.m. the first Sunday of each month at the Antelope Valley Senior Center, 777 W. Jackman St., Lancaster. Meetings feature films, talks, singalongs, talent shows and dancing. Call (661) 723-7876 or (661) 726-5309. Costume Figure Sessions, 2:30-5:30 p.m. the fourth Sunday of each month at Cedar Centre Hall, 44857 Cedar Ave. Cost: $5; students with identification are admitted free. 40 and Up Singles dance, 6:30-10:30 p.m. Sunday at Lancaster Elks Lodge, 240 E. Ave. K, Lancaster. Admission: $5 for members, $7 for nonmembers. Call (661) 949-9467 or 723-4891. Life Figure Sessions, 2:30-5:30 p.m. the second Sunday of each month at Cedar Centre Hall, 44857 Cedar Ave. Cost: $5; students with ID are admitted free. Teen Care and Support Group, for teens who have lost a family member or friend, will meet, 6:30 p.m. at Desert Vineyard Christian School, 1011 E. Ave. I, Room 302, Lancaster. Call (661) 945-2777. Palmdale Moose Lodge, 3101 E. Ave. Q, Palmdale, will host bingo games beginning at 1 p.m. Call (661) 947-6777. Revealing Truth, a meditation and spiritual discussion, 4:45-6:15 p.m. Call (661) 723-9967. Antelope Valley Chess Club will meet, 1-5 p.m. at American Legion Post 771, 39463 10th St. E., Palmdale. Call (661) 726-1323. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.sava-na.org. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 5-6 p.m. at 44960 Cedar Ave., Lancaster. Call (661) 789-5806. MONDAY Beyond the Light, a socialization and support group for young adults, ages 17 1/2 to 25, with mental health issues, will meet, noon-1 p.m. at Transitional Youth Services, 104 E. Ave. K-4, Lancaster. Call Bill Slocum (661) 947-1595. Jazzercise classes, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at George Lane Park, 5520 W. Ave. L-8, Quartz Hill. Call (661) 722-7780. Snyders Dance Groove will give ballroom, Latin, country and swing dance lessons, 6-8:30 p.m. at the Antelope Valley Senior Center, 777 W. Jackman St., Lancaster. For ages 40 and up. Cost: $3 per person. Call (661) 609-6510. Take Off Pounds Sensibly will meet, 9-10:30 a.m. Call (661) 272-0207 or (661) 947-7672. Co-Dependents Anonymous Step Study will meet, 6-7 p.m. at Antelope Valley Hospital, multipurpose meeting room, second floor, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 944-4927. 12 Step Recovery Groups for alcohol and drug addiction, co-dependency, relationship addiction, overeating, fear and anxiety issues, meets, 7 p.m. at Desert Vineyard Christian Fellowship, 1011 E. Ave. I, Lancaster. Call (661) 945-2777. The Palmdale Elks Lodge, 2705 E. Ave. Q, Palmdale, will host bingo at 5:30 p.m. The grill will be open. Call (661) 947-2027. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 6-7 p.m. at the Lancaster United Methodist Church, 918 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 722-0393. Co-Dependents Anonymous will host a 12-step recovery program, 7:30-9 p.m., at Antelope Valley Hospital, multipurpose meeting room, second floor, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 944-4927 or (661) 946-5846. Grief Recovery Outreach Group will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. at Family Resource Foundation, 38345 30th St. E., Suite A-2, Palmdale. Call (661) 266-8700 or visit www.frf.av.org. Adult Anger Management Group will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. at Family Resource Foundation, 38345 30th St. E., Suite A-2, Palmdale. Call (661) 266-8700. The Highs and Lows, a support group for those diagnosed with manic depression or related disorders, will meet, 7-9 p.m. at Lutheran Church of the Master, 725 E. Ave. J, Lancaster. Al-Anon will have a discussion, 7 p.m. at 51st Street West and Avenue K, Lancaster. Child care provided. Call (661) 274-9353 or (800) 344-2666. Take Off Pounds Sensibly Chapter 572 will meet, 9-11 a.m. at the Mayflower Gardens chapel, 6570 W. Ave. L-12, Quartz Hill. Call (661) 943-3089. Early bird bingo games will begin at 6 p.m. with regular games beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Elks Lodge, 2705 E. Ave. Q, Palmdale. Call (661) 947-2027. Early bird bingo games will begin at 6:30 p.m. with regular games beginning at 7 p.m. at Paraclete High School, 42145 30th St. W., Lancaster. Call (661) 943-3255, Monday evenings: (661) 943-1017. Billiard Gang for seniors will meet, 9:15 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Flex and stretch, a workout for seniors, 8-9 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Bring a floor mat and hand weights. Call (661) 267-5551. Parent support group will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. at Family Resource Foundation, 1529 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite 203, Palmdale. The facilitated group is for parents who need help coping with family issues. Call (661) 266-8700. Compulsive Eaters Anonymous – HOW Concept will meet, 6 p.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38530 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call (661) 273-1016. Expectant parents can tour the Antelope Valley Hospital obstetrics department, 1600 W. Ave. J in Lancaster, and get information on what to expect during hospitalization, at sessions starting at 6 p.m. Visitors meet in the main lobby. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.sava-na.org. TUESDAY J&J Social and Travel Club will meet for its weekly league bowling, 6-8 p.m. at Sands Bowl, 43323 Sierra Highway, Lancaster. Call (661) 267-2586. Lupus International Support Group meets the second Tuesday of every month, 6:30-8 p.m. in Palmdale. Information and location: Danielle Duffey at (888) 532-2322, Ext. 4. Business Network International B2 Bombers chapter will meet, 12:15 p.m. at Eduardo’s restaurant, 819 W. Palmdale Blvd., Palmdale. Call (661) 609-1288 or e-mail email@example.com. The organization’s Web site is at www.bni-scav.com. Prostate Cancer Support Group meets, 12:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at Lutheran Church of the Master, 725 E. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call Susan Baker at (661) 273-2200. Toddler story time for children ages 2-6, 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, 39228 10th St. W., Palmdale. Call (661) 272-9134. Celebrate Discovery, a Christian-based 12-step program, will meet, 6:30 p.m. at Palmdale United Methodist Church, 39055 10th St. W., Palmdale. Call (661) 947-3103. Jazzercise classes, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at George Lane Park, 5520 W. Ave. L-8 in Quartz Hill. Call (661) 722-7780. Lupus International Support Group meets, 6:30-8 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month in Palmdale. Call Danielle Duffey at (888) 532-2322, Ext. 4. Successful Anger Management course, 7-9 p.m. in Lancaster. Call (661) 538-1846. Sand Creek Orators, Toastmaster International meets, 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at Hummel Hall, 2200 20th St. W., Rosamond. Call Miik Miller at (661) 256-0328. Caregiver Support Group will meet, 5:30-7 p.m. in Conference Room 1 at Lancaster Community Hospital in Lancaster. Sponsored by ProCare Hospice. Call (661) 951-1146. Tears in My Heart Support Group will meet, 10:30 a.m.-noon and 5:30-7 p.m. at ProCare Hospice, 42442 10th St. W., Suite D, Lancaster. Call (661) 951-1146. Rocketeers Toastmasters meets, 1:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at the Air Force Research Laboratory. Call Pam Raneri (661) 275-5287. Pancho Barnes Composite Squadron 49, Civil Air Patrol, will meet, 6-8:30 p.m. at Rosamond Sky Park, 4171 Knox Ave., Rosamond. Call (760) 373-5771. Antelope Valley Archaeology Club will meet, 9:30-11 a.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38350 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5656. Grief Support Group will meet, 5:30-7 p.m. at the Hoffmann Hospice, 1832 W. Ave. K, Suite D-1. Call (661) 948-8801. Toastmasters Sand Creek Orators Club will meet, 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 2500 Orange St., Rosamond. Call Miik Miller at (661) 256-0328. Take Off Pounds Sensibly will meet, 9-10:30 a.m. Call (661) 272-0207 or (661) 947-7672. Snyders Dance Groove meets, 6-8:30 p.m. the first and second Tuesdays of each month at the Antelope Valley Senior Center, 777 W. Jackman St., Lancaster. Cost: $2. Call (661) 609-6510. Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) meets, 9-11:30 a.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month for brunch, speakers and crafts at Central Christian Church, 3131 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Cost: $6 per meeting, plus $2 per child for child care. Scholarships are available. Call (661) 945-7902. 12 Step Recovery Group for alcohol and drug addiction will meet, 7 p.m. at Desert Vineyard Christian Fellowship, 1011 E. Ave. I, Lancaster. Call (661) 945-2777. American Indian Little League will meet, 7 p.m. at HomeTown Buffet, 422 W. Ave. P. Call Harry Richard at (661) 267-2259. High Desert Woodworkers Club meets, 6:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at Denny’s restaurant, 2005 W. Ave. K, Lancaster. Call (760) 240-4705. Grief/Bereavement Group will meet, 10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. at ProCare Hospice, 42442 10th St. W., Suite D, Lancaster. Call (661) 951-1146. Youth Anger Management Group for ages 8-11 will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. at Family Resource Foundation, 38345 30th St. E., Suite A-2, Palmdale. Call (661) 266-8700 or (800) 479-CARE, or visit the Web site: www.frf.av.org. Plane Talk Toastmasters will meet, noon-1 p.m. at the Lockheed Federal Credit Union, 1011 Lockheed Way, Palmdale. Call (661) 572-4123. Harmony Showcase Chorus of Sweet Adelines International will rehearse, 7:30 p.m. at 44857 Cedar Ave., Lancaster. The group is part of an international organization of women who sing four-part harmony. Call (661) 273-0995, (661) 285-1797 or (661) 940-3109. Al-Anon will hold a discussion, noon at 1737 E. Ave. R, Room 104, Palmdale, and at 7 p.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, Room 704, Palmdale. Call (661) 274-9353 or (800) 344-2666. Cardio Knockout Blast, a workout for seniors, 8-9 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Bring a floor mat. Call (661) 267-5551. Billiards Gang for seniors, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program representative will be available, 1-3 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551 for an appointment. Tumbleweed Card Club for seniors will play canasta, pinochle and other games, 1-4:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Line dancing, 6-7 p.m. for beginners and 7-8:30 p.m. for intermediate dancers at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Palmdale Youth Council will meet, 5:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Parks and Recreation office, 38260 10th St. E., Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5611. Sierra Club will offer one- to two-hour conditioning hikes leaving at 6 p.m. from the Palmdale Park and Ride lot, Avenue S at the Antelope Valley Freeway. Moderately conditioned beginning hikers are welcome. Call (661) 273-2761. Expectant parent tours of the Antelope Valley Hospital obstetrics department will start at 6 p.m. from the hospital lobby, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 7-9 p.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 1821 W. Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster. Beginners will meet at 7 p.m. Call (661) 948-2571. Hotline: (661) 789-5806. Compulsive Eaters Anonymous – HOW Concept will meet, 10:30 a.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38530 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call (661) 274-4178. Also in Lancaster, 6:30 p.m. at Sunnydale School, 1233 W. Ave. J-8. Call Karen at (661) 723-9331. Overeaters Anonymous – HOW Concept will meet, 7:15 p.m. at Robin’s Law Office, 203 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 949-9192. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.sava-na.org. WEDNESDAY Emotional Freedom Technique for pain relief weekly demonstrations, 6:30-7:30 p.m. (except before three-day weekends), Stress Management Institute for Living Empowered, 44130 Division St., Lancaster. Call (661) 942-4220. Sweet Talkers Toastmasters will meet, 7-8:30 p.m. at Wilsona School District boardroom, 18050 E. Ave. 0, Lake Los Angeles. Call (661) 944-1216 or 944-1130. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3000 will serve specialty meals, or hamburger baskets, 5:30-8 p.m. at the post, 4342 W. Ave. L, Quartz Hill. Proceeds will benefit community affairs. Members, guests and public welcome. Call (661) 943-2225. Kids Managing Anger Together for ages 13-17 will meet, 4:30-6 p.m. at 38345 30th St. E., Suite. B-1, Palmdale. Court approved. Call (661) 266-8700. Low-cost Facilitated Women’s Group will deal with the death of a loved one, divorce, loss of relationship, infertility and other issues, noon-1:30 p.m. Call (661) 266-8700. Fobi-Lyte Support Group meets, 7-8:30 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month to address the medical, nutritional and social ramifications of weight-loss surgery in fourth-floor Conference Room 16 at Antelope Valley Outpatient Imaging Center, 44105 15th St. W., Lancaster. Call (661) 723-5123. Caregivers Support Group meets, 7-8:30 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of each month at Los Angeles Caregiver Resource Center, 44421 10th St. W., Suite I, Lancaster. Call (661) 945-4852. Take Off Pounds Sensibly will meet, 9-10:30 a.m. Call (661) 272-0207 or (661) 947-7672. Eye Opener Toastmasters Club will meet, 7-8:30 a.m. at Denny’s Restaurant, 2005 W. Ave. K, Lancaster. Call Al Moore at (661) 726-3627. Talents Unlimited Toastmasters will meet, 7-8:30 p.m. at Kaiser Permanente. Call Alan Strech at (661) 940-4640. Scrapbookers Club will meet, 5-7 p.m. at Peldyns, 27021 Twenty Mule Team Road, Boron. Free tools for use. Bring book and photos. Call (760) 608-1422. Antelope Valley Intertribal Council meeting, 7 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38350 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call (661) 435-0423. AIDS-related death support group meets, 5:30 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of each month at 42442 10th St. W., Suite D, Lancaster. Call (661) 951-1146. Sudden-death support group meets, 5:30 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at 42442 10th St. W., Suite D, Lancaster. Call (661) 951-1146. Dual Recovery Anonymous, an informal 12-step group for mental health consumers with a history of substance abuse, will meet, 3 p.m. at the Antelope Valley Discovery Center, 1609 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite G. Call (661) 947-1595. Antelope Valley Interfaith Choir will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. For adults and mature teenagers. Call Kathe Walters at (661) 285-8306. Hi-Desert Woodworkers Club meets, 6:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month at Don’s Restaurant, Victorville. Call (760) 240-4705. Schizophrenics Anonymous will meet, 2 p.m. at the Discovery Center, 1609 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite G, Palmdale. Call Bill Slocum at (661) 947-1595 or (661) 319-5101. Desert Noon Lions Club meets, noon-1 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of each month at the California Pantry, 120 E. Palmdale Blvd., Palmdale. Call Barbara at (661) 947-4079. Successful Marriage and Parenting course, 7-9 p.m. in Lancaster. Free. For information and location, call (661) 538-1846. Emotions Anonymous will meet, 7-8:30 p.m. in the multipurpose meeting room on the second floor at Antelope Valley Hospital, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. The organization is a 12-step, self-help group. Call (661) 943-5466. Little Angels, a support group for families with young children with Down syndrome, meets, 6:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month at the North Los Angeles County Regional Center, 43210 Gingham Ave., Lancaster. Call Cyndee Moore at (661) 945-6761 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Al-Anon discussion group will meet, 7 p.m. at 39055 10th St. W., Palmdale; Alateen at 7 p.m. at 39055 10th St. W., Palmdale, and a women’s discussion group at 7:30 p.m. at 32142 Crown Valley Road, Acton. Call (661) 274-9353 or (800) 344-2666. A Course in Miracles discussion, 7-9 p.m. Call (661) 723-9967. Palmdale Moose Lodge, 3101 E. Ave. Q, Palmdale, will host bingo games beginning at 10 a.m. Call (661) 947-6777. Bridge Club for seniors will meet, noon-3 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Beginner and intermediate players welcome. Call (661) 267-5551. Blood pressure testing for seniors, 10-11:15 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Billiard Gang for seniors, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Flex and stretch, a workout for seniors, 8-9 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Bring a floor mat and hand weights. Call (661) 267-5551. Knitting and crocheting for seniors, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 704 E. Palmdale Blvd., Palmdale. Bring your own supplies. Call (661) 267-5551. Compulsive Eaters Anonymous – HOW Concept will meet, 6:30 p.m. at Palmdale Children’s Youth Library, 38510 Sierra Highway. Call Kathy at (661) 265-1839. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 6:30-7:30 p.m. in Multipurpose Room 2 at Antelope Valley Hospital, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 256-7064. Hotline: (661) 789-5806. Women’s Eating Disorder Group will meet, 6-7:30 p.m. at Family Resource Foundation, 1529 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite 203, Palmdale. Call (661) 266-8700. Bingo for seniors, 12:15-2:15 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Cost: 25 cents per card. Call (661) 267-5551. Talents Unlimited Toastmasters will meet, 7 p.m. at Kaiser Permanente Mental Health Center, 44444 20th St. W., Lancaster. Call (661) 949-7423. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.todayna.org.
England announce Euro 2020 warm-up matches against Austria and Romania England announce another friendly to begin preparations for Euro 2020 England at the World Cup Happy days! Really hope Sterling repays the faith Gareth’s shown in his and silences his doubters— Tommy Ellam (@Ellam9) July 7, 2018 pic.twitter.com/0GbZUoqqIP— Hotspur World⚽️ (@Hotspur_World) July 7, 2018 How does Euro 2020 draw work? England discover fate live on talkSPORT 2 Fans given sneak peek into England’s Euro 2020 kit with images leaked online Tributes to ‘complete gentleman’ Martin Peters following England legend’s death England v Sweden is live on talkSPORT at 15:00 (UK time) on Saturday 7 July here.The team is out and this reaction should get every fan pumped for the World Cup quarter-final.Naturally, there are a few supporters who want to complain – you can’t please everyone – but most of the replies on Twitter when the starting XI was confirmed were great.It’s enough to get you singing Three Lions, the lyrics of which can be memorised here. harry kane to score twice today pic.twitter.com/5EDsC90rdC— uncle khalid®🐢 🏴 (@xxxporneditor) July 7, 2018 Southgate masterclass incoming pic.twitter.com/ZXKFWoTnb5— Theo (@Thogden) July 7, 2018 ITS COMING HOME #ENG— Mike (@MikeFIFAHD) July 7, 2018 How Hudson-Odoi has performed this season – Are Keane’s comments about him fair? Lads its coming home— George (@CentralForward) July 7, 2018 drama sad day pic.twitter.com/yrLQOfEnwZ— EdMarkwick.Media (@EdMdotMedia) July 7, 2018 Mason Greenwood scores as England U21s beaten by late Netherlands wondergoal have a look pic.twitter.com/J4IlYXMSUJ— 🏴Greg Pryce🏴 (@GregerzP7) July 7, 2018 Martin Peters, 1966 World Cup final goal scorer for England, dies aged 76 GETTING READY There is a Group of Death at Euro 2020 and here’s how England can avoid it preparation pic.twitter.com/aKQjEag46U— Dean Cooper (@deancooper75) July 7, 2018 Good luck boys! We all believe in you! 💪🏻🔥🏴— Alex (@Alex94_mufc) July 7, 2018 pic.twitter.com/r2uxS9LArM— Josh (@xfrap) July 7, 2018 explained Second is best TALENT ANALYSIS RIP LEGEND ‘Spain and Italy would have built their teams around Jack Grealish’ – Harry Redknapp Solid team. Semi final here we come— 🏴 JordanPickfordIsFuckingBoss (@AdamEFC99) July 7, 2018 pic.twitter.com/JiO2QyZCg0— wafc.joe1932 (@Wiganawaydays) July 7, 2018
THERE is growing anger inside Fianna Fail at the refusal of the party leadership to back Pat The Cope Gallagher in his Euro election bid despite him being ahead in the polls of his party colleague Thomas Byrne.Gallagher is sitting on 10% in most polls – two per cent ahead of Byrne.But the split vote could cost Fianna Fail a seat. However the party leadership in Dublin is refusing to cut its losses with Byrne to back sitting MEP Gallagher.The strategy has been described as “crazy” by Fianna Fail supporters, especially in Donegal where a two-candidate strategy at the last general election back-fired spectacularly.In 2011 the party ran Brian O Domhnaill ran alongside Mary Coughlan in Donegal South West.With the vote split, independent Thomas Pringle took the seat. But Fianna Fail HQ are refusing last minute pleas for them to pull Byrne from the race and urge their supporters to back their best chance of a seat – Donegal politician Gallagher.“Headquarters have messed up again,” said one leading party member today.“It’s not too late to retrieve this but it looks as though Micheal Martin has messed up yet again.” FIANNA FAIL SET TO ‘SACRIFICE SEAT’ BY REFUSING TO BACK PAT THE COPE was last modified: May 22nd, 2014 by John2Share 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:election battkefianna failMEPmicheal martinPat The Cope GallagherThomas Byrne