Alli and Lingard axed from England squad as Abraham and Tomori called up

first_imgDELE ALLI has been axed from the England squad but Chelsea duo Tammy Abraham and Fikayo Tomori have both earned call ups for the upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers.Alli’s fellow midfielder Jesse Lingard and his former Spurs teammate Kyle Walker have also been left out of Gareth Southgate’s party to face the Czech Republic and Bulgaria.2 Dele Alli and Jesse Lingard have both struggled for form and fitness this seasonCredit: AFP or licensors2 Chelsea trio Mason Mount, Fikayo Tomori, and Tammy Abraham have all earned England call upsCredit: Getty – ContributorRight-back Walker was also axed by manager Southgate for the previous two matches against Bulgaria and Kosovo.Kieran Trippier has been starring for Atletico Madrid and was watched by England assistant Steve Holland against rivals Real at the weekend.And the 29-year-old has kept his place alongside Liverpool star Trent Alexander-Arnold.Meanwhile Alli, who started for Spurs as they were thrashed 7-2 against Bayern Munich on Tuesday, has only just returned from injury and has not done enough to get back into Southgate’s squad.Lingard has also struggled for form and fitness for Manchester United this season, with the England manager admitting that “Jesse has had a difficult period.”There is also no space for his Red Devils team-mate Aaron Wan-Bissaka, who missed the 1-1 draw with Arsenal on Monday through illness.Everton midfielder Fabian Delph has been recalled, but Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has also been left out after struggling for game-time at Merseyside rivals Liverpool.But Abraham has been rewarded for his stunning start to the season with his first competitive call-up.The 22-year-old, has already won two senior caps but they were in friendlies against Brazil and Germany in 2017, has scored seven Premier League goals this season to add to his one against Lille last night.Goalkeepers: Tom Heaton (Aston Villa), Jordan Pickford (Everton), Nick Pope (Burnley)Defenders: Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Ben Chilwell (Leicester), Joe Gomez (Liverpool), Michael Keane (Everton), Harry Maguire (Manchester United), Tyrone Mings (Aston Villa), Danny Rose (Tottenham), Fikayo Tomori (Chelsea) Kieran Trippier (Atletico Madrid)Midfielders: Ross Barkley (Chelsea), Fabian Delph (Everton), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), James Maddison (Leicester), Mason Mount (Chelsea), Declan Rice (West Ham), Harry Winks (Tottenham)Forwards: Tammy Abraham (Chelsea) Harry Kane (Tottenham), Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City), Callum Wilson (Bournemouth)Most Read in FootballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticThe England manager also explained his reasons behind a first senior call-up for Tomori, who has been capped at Under 19, 20 and 21 level.Southgate said: “His profile as a defender fits with the way international football is. Athleticism is important; he is capable with the ball. We think it’s a good opportunity to have a closer look at him.”The Three Lions side face an away trip to the Czech Republic on October 11 before travelling to Bulgaria just three days later.Gareth Southgate says England fans should be hugely excited by our young playerslast_img read more

These athletes also joined 2019 Traslacion of Black Nazarene

first_imgPhilippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers MANILA, Philippines—Despite their daily grind, these athletes still made sure to celebrate the feast of the Black Nazarene by joining Thursday’s Traslacion around Manila.Former San Beda Red Lion Borgie Hermida, a long-time devotee of the Black Nazarene, was once again present on Thursday, keeping his vow to join the Traslacion for 15 years now.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kiefer Ravena misses chance to share floor with Alyssa Valdez as NLEX muse Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball PLAY LIST 02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Screengrab from Borgie Hermida’s Instagram account.Hermida, who is now an analyst in the NCAA and the team manager of the Bataan Risers, has been attending the procession, which attracts millions of devotees yearly, since 2005.Ex-La Salle star Almond Vosotros was also at Quiapo with his wife Cess, whose family has been followers of the Black Nazarene for decades, and two-year-old daughter Caela.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES View comments Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Vosotros, who now plays for Caloocan Supremos in the MPBL, joined his then girlfriend’s “panata” starting 2008.Jervy Cruz, who is returning to action for Ginebra this season after a conference-long absence due to injury, also joined the festivities at Quiapo Church.Screengrab from Jervy Cruz’ Instagram post.Phoenix star forward Calvin Abueva, a devotee since his NCAA days at San Sebastian, was also spotted with his son during the Traslacion.In an interview with ABS-CBN, Abueva said that he hopes the new year can bring change after the hardships he experienced in 2018.ADVERTISEMENT Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship historylast_img read more

Linden church observes Golden Anniversary with health fair

first_imgIn celebration of its 50th anniversary, the Fruits of Calvary Assembly of God Church at Wismar, Linden hosted a health fair which saw residents accessing free medical services.Among the services offered were medical advice from a doctor on site, eye tests, HIV, blood sugar and pressure testing, nutritional advice from the Food Policy Division, a blood drive, and dental check-ups.According to Senior Pastor Walter Lewis, this was just one of the church’s activities to celebrate its Jubilee Year.“So many people are inflicted with all kinds of aches, all kinds of conditions medically, and some of them are not even aware of some things that might be affecting them; and so we thought if we can do something like this, at least we can sensitise some people about some things that might be affecting them.At least they can be able to take further steps in terms of getting treatment. So we decided we could have them here at our location. So we have asked the hospital and relevant medical institutions to come on board with us”, he explained.Reports are that more than two persons were immediately taken to the hospital via ambulance after it was discovered that their condition needed emergency care.The Linden community has continuously benefited from health fairs and outreaches, and more than often feedback indicated that high blood pressure and glucose levels are alarming.As such, the Food Policy Division has offered advice on how to maintain health levels. Several persons also took the opportunity to donate blood to the blood bank at the event.last_img read more

Indigenous Affairs Ministry eyes 4-year extension to Amerindian Land Titling Project

first_imgThe Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Ministry is seeking a second extension to the Amerindian Land Titling Project which will come to an end on December 31.Subject Minister, Sydney Allicock says the extension will ensure communities that were not demarcated and subsequently titled, would be given an opportunity to be the legal owners of their traditional lands.“Meetings continue with the hope that we can have that extension with no additional cost to the programme. We just hope that with support, we will be able to convince with our justification for the extension but for how many years we won’t be able to say but we would love to have a five-year extension because it is very crucial for doing the work for realising of land titling to our IndigenousIndigenous Peoples’ Affairs Minister Sydney Allicockcommunities”, Minister Allicock assured.The Minister related that demarcation is critical to development and for further improvements planned for the Indigenous communities.“This will be something that will help us or make it easier for our people to have their village improvement plans in place, we intend to have better technology in allowing our communities to address land management because we need to look at where we have areas that we could have remain in its pristine if we can have that, that will be a big plus for us”.Addressing some of the challenges faced, Minister Allicock said “we have learnt from it, and it was almost impossible for us to complete 68 communities (their demarcation) within three years because of the topography of the areas and different landscapes some are easier than some. We have seen the mistakes that could be made if you try to rush. Those are the realities of life and we also have to continue talking to the people, educate one another and hopefully we will be ableAn aerial view of vast landto proceed in a better way”.The Amerindian Land Titling Project which commenced in 2013 sought to enable the Indigenous peoples secure their lands and natural resources with a view towards sustainable social and economic development.It is expected that titling and demarcation will strengthen land tenure security and the expansion of the asset base of Amerindians, thus enabling improved long-term planning for their future development.Sixty-eight Indigenous villages were targeted (land titling/demarcation and extensions) across the hinterland with 20 demarcations and 18 titles completed in villages to date.last_img read more

Body found in Demerara River

first_imgMissing UG student– friends detainedThe body of Harris Anthony Persaud, 19, of Lot 21 Granny Field, Cane Grove, East Coast Demerara, was on Friday retrieved from the Demerara River in the vicinity of Garden of Eden, East Bank Demerara at aboutHarris Anthony Persaud17:30h.The young man was last seen on Wednesday by his relatives when he left home to attend classes at the University of Guyana. Moments before receiving the harrowing news that his son’s body was found, Nandkumar Persaud revealed that his son’s failure to return home that evening had caused fear to grow as it was unusual for the teenager to stay out for such long periods.“At 8 pm on Wednesday night, I called his cellphone and it was off. I called his office line phone and that rang out as well, and when that happened I knew he wasn’t at the office. So I was of the view that he was somewhere in town and taking a late class but at 9pm I rung his phone and it was still off. I then leave home and I went to his worksite. I meet there something to 10 and as I went there the office was closed,” he stated. The devastated father went on to explain that the security personnel informed him that his son did not go to work on Wednesday.He indicated that he made contact with his son’s close friends to ascertain whether or not he was with them. “I know Harris has two friends, they normally move together. These guys also sleep over by me sometimes, on more than one occasion. I know them by their call names, one lives in Cummings Lodge, and the other one from Skeldon, Corentyne but he rents an apartment at Fourth Street, Cummings Lodge as well. I call on Wednesday night some time after 10pm, the boy answer his phone. I asked him, ‘Do you know the whereabouts of Harris?’ He tell me yes. He said Harris went to class, the two of them went together and then they went to another friend home and that Harris left some time after 12pm to go to work for 1pm.”He said that he subsequently called the friend, whose home his son had earlier visited, and was told the same story.The grieving father went on to explain that it was at this point that he realised that something was wrong, saying, “my son would never sleep out. If he’s going to be late he would call us, text us or text his sisters.”Persaud related that the next day, he left home at 04:00h to search for his son. He explained that he picked up his son’s friends and they all went in search of the young man. The man further related that the trio then ventured to Georgetown and made checks at various hospitals, and then made a report to the Police. Persaud also explained that the two young men were questioned separately by the Criminal Investigation Department officers and sent away.The teen’s father went on to add that relatives met at the Vlissengen Road seawalls, where they discussed the situation and decided to restart their search from the beginning and do their own investigations. “We go back to the place where he was last seen, and that is by his friend’s apartment. As we go there, my nephew went ahead to the boy’s landlord and he had an interaction with the landlord and the landlord told him that he saw the three of them leave together in a car, which is a different story we hearing now. Because they both of them were saying that my son left and come out at the road to catch something to go to work and the two of them were at the house studying. That’s the story them tell me. When we heard that, we draw suspicion that they know something. So we make a call to Sparendaam Police Station and we were told to ask these two guys to go along with us to the station,” he stated.He explained that the two friends were escorted to the Turkeyen Police Station where they were further grilled separately. “I think one confessed that the three of them did leave and come down to Georgetown. We were told that the three of them were bathing and the boy slide down and drowned and they couldn’t ah save him. And they then took my son clothes and went on the East Coast and throw my son clothes and bag that way. Eventually, the Police find the clothes. As I am standing with you here I just received a message that my son has been found on the river floating,” he disclosed.On the day of his disappearance, the young man left home with the intention of attending classes at the University of Guyana, where he is a second-year civil engineering student. He leaves to mourn his parents and two siblings. He was described as a very friendly and jovial individual. Police have since detained the two friends as investigations continue.last_img read more

Alleged Dawson Creek Assault

first_imgThe Dawson Creek RCMP has a suspect in custody after an alleged assault yesterday morning. Shortly after eight o’clock police received a cell phone call from a woman, who said she was being assaulted by her husband while she was driving to the Dawson Creek detachment.She also said she had been threatened and that her husband was armed with a gun.Police then intercepted a vehicle on Highway 2, and a suspect surrendered without incident or injury. A 7 mm rifle was also found in the vehicle and several rifle rounds were in the suspect’s possession.- Advertisement -Police say the alleged female assault victim had minor cuts and bruising. An unidentified 28 year-old Arras resident is in police custody. He’s scheduled to appear in Dawson Creek court today, on multiple assault and weapons-related charges.last_img read more

Ganesh Parts/Bridgestone sponsors Guyana Open for 3rd consecutive year

first_imgFor the third consecutive year, Ganesh Parts & General Store will be the main sponsor of the Bridgestone Guyana Open.Nine-time defending champion Avinash Persaud; former Guyana Open women’s champion, Dr Joaan Deo; LGC President Aleem Hussain; Treasurer Aasrodeen Shaw; PRO Bishop Guy Griffith and Sandra Bernal, Director of Sales of the Guyana MarriottThe stage was set at the Guyana Marriott with 9-time defending champion Avinash Persaud; former Guyana Open Women’s Champion, Dr Joaan Deo; Lusignan Golf Club (LGC) President Aleem Hussain; Treasurer Aasrodeen Shaw; PRO Bishop Guy Griffith and Sandra Bernal, Director of Sales of the Guyana Marriott, as the LGC unveiled the plans for the 2019 Guyana Open set for October 26-27.Acting Captain Dr Deo explained that more than 50 per cent of the field would come from international players and the competition is expected to be fierce “with players from Trinidad, Barbados, Suriname, Colombia, Venezuela, USA and Canada all expected to descend on the LGC in the next few days”.Speaking confidently, the defending men’s champion strongly stated that the title would stay in Guyana as he planned on continuing his quest to become the best Caribbean golfer by winning again to add to his Suriname Gross Title. “I intend to take the Trinidad and Barbados titles in the coming months to consolidate my claim to the best golfer in the region with my sights set on the PGA if possible”. It was the most that the usually soft-spoken champion has said in the past nine years and there was a different determination in his eyes as he spoke.The recent partnership agreements developed by the LGC President were emphasised by Club Treasurer Shaw and he explained that the cost of operating the facility at the highest level was not an easy task but the leadership of the current executive with major partnerships allowed for the development of the facilities to accommodate the incoming surge of players, ex-pats and tourists.This is the third year in a row that the launch of the Bridgestone Guyana Open, sponsored by Ganesh Parts & General Store, had taken place at the Marriott, but the first year with the Marriott as a partner.Director of Sales Bernal was enthusiastic about the step that Guyana’s leading hotel has taken. “In every country, Marriott is associated with sports and golf in particular and we wanted to ensure that Guyana was no different from the other markets we operate in around the world. We entered into this partnership based on the relationship we had developed with Aleem over the years and knew that our brand would receive the standards we expect. That is why we placed our name on the first golf carts at the LGC and will host our customer appreciation week golf tournament there on November 3, and we hope to make this an annual event”.PRO Griffith was vocal in his description of the advances made by the Club under the leadership of President Hussain and confirmed that the LGC had exceeded its goal for events in 2019. “With the number of tournaments and activities such as the recent Soca & Wine Festival, the LGC has achieved a level of recognition previously not met,” said Griffith and “It’s the strength and vision of our President that has taken us to this level”.“The Guyana Open is the most prestigious tournament in the region and we look forward to a fantastic week of activity as players are already starting to arrive in country to practice. The course is in magnificent condition and we will see top-level competition this year” said the LGC President. “I especially want to thank our sponsors, both old and new, big and small who have joined together to make this a truly “Guyanese Open” and I want to say thank you to Roop and Keshan Persaud who took a chance with me three years ago and sponsored the first major tournament I ran at the LGC, for without their support, we could not be here today.“This has been a year of major partnerships agreements and the latest is that of Copa Airlines who committed to not just the Guyana Open but a year-long venture that will continue for many years to come. With all of our partners, golf will continue to grow and we can again focus on programmes for women and children.”Registration for the Guyana Open closes next Wednesday and the fee for members is just $150 and non-members $200 which includes welcome cocktail, gift bag, practice round, tournament fees, meals and on-course beverages, along with awards dinner and lots of trophies!To sign up for the tournament, get free tickets to the event, or simply visit the course for free lessons and use the Macorp sponsored lighted driving range, simply call 220-5660 for tee-time and directions.The Guyana Open 2019 is sponsored in part by: Macorp, Guyana Marriott, Toolsie Persaud, Copa Airlines, Panko Steel Fabrication, Bulkan Timbers, Odyssey Transport Services, Comfort Sleep, BM Soat, A. Ahmad Hydraulics, New India Insurance, Progressive Auto Rentals, IMON Wireless, Steve’s Jewellery, Trophy Stall, ANSA McAL, Sissons Paint, Chetson’s, Oasis Café, ACH Inc, Banks DIH, CIDI (Blue Waters), Nayelli Salon, AR Printery, Giftland Mall, Guyana Beverages, New Trend Auto, West Indian Sports Complex, Pulse Entertainment, Southland, Massy Group of Companies, ModFin Spa, Gafoors, Ganesh Parts & General Store- Bridgestone, El Dorado (DDL) and NexGen Global Marketing Services.last_img read more

Edwards heads back to Chiefs

first_imgKANSAS CITY, Mo. – Seventeen years after he was an intern with the Kansas City Chiefs, Herman Edwards is their head coach. “I finally found my way back. You never plan on something like this until it happens,” Edwards said Monday at a packed news conference. “Fate has me back here. It’s good to be back home.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! After his playing career in the NFL ended, Edwards was a scout and later an assistant coach in Kansas City. He signed a four-year contract with the Chiefs after getting released from the final two years of his deal with the New York Jets. His hiring, expected for more than a week, concludes intense, behind-the-scenes wrangling between the Jets and Chiefs general manager Carl Peterson, who has been Edwards’ friend and mentor since he tried to recruit him to UCLA more than 30 years ago. The Chiefs will give the Jets a fourth-round draft pick as compensation. But the 51-year-old Edwards said at the outset he would not take questions about what happened in New York. center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson“I believe in family. And what happened in New York stays in New York,” he said. “So if you have any questions about what happened, I’ll tell you right now, it stays with that family. … It stays in that house, and I threw the key away.” Peterson called his longtime friend “without question, one of the most qualified head football coaches in the NFL today.” “From a personal standpoint, I have wanted to do this for many years,” said Peterson, president of the Chiefs since 1989. “I think the future of the Kansas City Chiefs is in exceptional hands.” Edwards’ hiring leaves seven coaching vacancies in the NFL: the Jets, Detroit, Green Bay, Houston, New Orleans, Oakland and St. Louis. In addition to Edwards, the other new coach hired is Brad Childress, Philadelphia’s former offensive coordinator, by Minnesota, which fired Mike Tice on the day the season ended. last_img read more

Mourne Antiques banking on half price sale to help with big move!

first_imgThe iconic Mourne Antiques store is moving premises in Letterkenny – and owner Frances Spears needs a hand with the packing.There is a lot of interest in the new location – because it’s the former bank across the road.Proprietor Frances Spears has had her leading antiques store in Letterkenny for over 22 years now. The past five years have been at 38 Upper Main Street, which always has an eye-catching window display. But this month Frances is moving on to bigger and better places at the former Bank Building on the corner beside Dillon’s Hotel. The new shop will open on the 19th of July. Frances Spears at the soon-to-be-former Mourne Antiques storeThe new Mourne Antiques on Main Street Letterkenny – beside Dillon’s HotelBefore: The new space at Mourne Antiques all ready to be filled with goods for the opening on 19th of July.Frances is hoping to make her packing work easier, so she is hosting a huge half price sale to lighten the load. Everything remaining at Mourne Antiques is now 50% off. Apart from the jewellery which is 10%, because Frances says she can carry that herself! This is the perfect opportunity to visit the Mourne Antiques shop and browse Frances’ amazing finds for a fraction of their price.Experienced jeweller Keith Stevenson at Mourne Antiques Letterkenny – All jewellery is 10% off in store until Wednesday 17th JulyMourne Antiques Letterkenny – All stock in store is 50% off until Wednesday 17th July (10% off Jewellery)Mourne Antiques Letterkenny – All jewellery 10% off in store until Wednesday 17th JulyMourne Antiques Letterkenny – All jewellery 10% off in store until Wednesday 17th JulyMourne Antiques Letterkenny – All stock in store is 50% off until Wednesday 17th July (10% off Jewellery)Mourne Antiques Letterkenny – This fur coat is 50% off in store until Wednesday 17th JulyMourne Antiques Letterkenny – All stock in store is 50% off until Wednesday 17th July (10% off Jewellery)The shop always has an eclectic mix of stock for one-of-a-kind gifts and homeware. So why not go and bag a bargain – and give Frances a helping hand with the big move.The new location at the Bank Building will have many benefits for Frances, Keith and the team. Customers will love the extra space and private parking – making collections and deliveries much easier.Frances says she has always admired the building across the road, which was most recently the ACC bank before closing 14 years ago.The main advantage of moving, Frances says, is “the shop will be larger and a better shape, almost square, showing off my pieces better – and hopefully not getting too crammed so my customers aren’t afraid to move!” Frances Spears making the move across the street to a new Mourne Antiques storeThe building is almost an antique in itself – with its banking history going back around 100 years.“It has some delightful original features, particularly the entrance – I can’t wait to open the doors,” Frances said.Make sure to call into Mourne Antiques over the next week to bag yourself a bargain and enjoy the 50% off sale until Wednesday 17th July. And don’t miss the opening of the new store on 19th July!Visit: www.mourneantiques.com www.facebook.com/mourneantiquesMourne Antiques banking on half price sale to help with big move! was last modified: July 10th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Frances SpearsMourne AntiquesMoveSALElast_img read more

Delivery driver attacked company’s vans after getting his P45

first_imgA delivery driver sprayed his employer’s vans with graffiti after being given his P45 despite being granted time off work.The man appeared in court charged with damaging two vans belonging to the Asian Food Stores in Letterkenny in June last year. Letterkenny District Court heard that Robert Stolarczyk used a special dye to scrawl slogans on the vans after being given the sack.Photos of the damaged vans were handed into court with one slogan reading ‘Slave labour.’The court was told that Mr Stolarczyk was originally paid €6 an hour as a trainee for the first year of his employment.Solicitor for the accused man, Mr Kieran Dillon, told the court how his client, of 21 The Gardens, Ballymacool Woods, Letterkenny, had been given the time off but was then sacked.He said he felt he felt he had no choice but to protest at how he had been treated by the company.He said “He has been in Ireland since 2005 but was not aware of the intricacies of employment law here, although this is something he is now very familiar with.He continued: “Shortly before this incident took place, my client asked for time off to pick up his father-in-law and this was agreed with his employer by way of text message. The following week he was not called into work and when he contacted his employer he was upset that he had received no notice.“On June 26, my client tried to establish what was going on and he was told he was going to be unemployed and would get his P45. This was the straw that broke the camel’s back and he saw red, literally. He felt he had to make a protest and tell the world at large what was going on.”The court had heard that on June 26, last year, at 12.30pm, gardai received a report of a vehicle which had been covered in graffiti at Asian Food Stores at the Ballyraine Business Park in Letterkenny.A short time later they said that the same kind of paint had been used to write all over another van belonging to the same person at the Starlight Business Park.The total damage caused to both, said Sergeant Jim Collins was €454.Mr Dillon added that the wording referred in the graffiti attacks belonged to a “very peculiar set of circumstances”.Mr Dillon told the court that the substance used to graffiti the vans was not traditional spray paint but was actually a product sold by the company he had worked for.He added the colourant was mixed up by the defendant and placed into a manual spray pump.“It washes off and my client tells me that his former colleagues washed it off that day with a bit of elbow grease. There was no lasting damage,” said the solicitor.Mr Dillon concluded: “My client accepts he was incorrect in what he did but after one year of working, he felt he was not being treated fairly. He is a 46-year-old father of five who has a strong work ethic and is currently trying to get his HGV licence.”Judge Kelly asked if the defendant was in a position to offer any compensation and Mr Dillon said that he would not be as he “feels so aggrieved at the way he was treated.”He also questioned the invoice for €454 which was handed into court.Judge Kelly adjourned matters until a sitting of the District Court on September 2 to obtain a Victim Impact Statement from the Injured Party and more information on the cost of the cleanup and whether or not there was a loss involved.Delivery driver attacked company’s vans after getting his P45 was last modified: July 9th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more