Cabaye punishment revealed

first_img Manager Pardew had previously diplomatically declined to go into detail over the situation, but having seen Cabaye make a public apology over the stand-off earlier this week, revealed the player has been disciplined and in the process, issued a tacit confirmation. The 52-year-old said: “He has also been disciplined for his actions this week and he accepted that in good faith, and therefore we move on now. “As far as I’m concerned, especially on Saturday, it would be nice if our 51,000, 52,000 [fans], whatever it is, give him the support he now deserves for at least apologising for that and taking the punishment that came with it. “That’s a signal to the players here and players elsewhere as well that until the contract is signed with another club, there is a responsibility to the club you are at. “As I say, he has accepted that in good faith and he was brilliant last week. “He’s a fantastic player, not just for us, but for France, and I know he is going to have a great season.” Cabaye returned to the starting line-up at Aston Villa last Saturday having made his first appearance of the campaign, to a mixed reaction, as a substitute during the 1-0 win over Fulham a week earlier. His performance in a 2-1 victory in the Midlands confirmed his return to form and left Pardew confident that one of his most influential players is now fully back in harness. Asked if he thought it was important that Cabaye had apologised, he said: “Part of me does, and part of me feels it’s about performances. “What Newcastle fans want to see him do is pull the that shirt on and give everything he’s got. I think he did that against Aston Villa, and that’s the signal for going forward whenever you get a scenario like that. “I don’t really want to comment on it anymore. It’s now dead and gone and now we just want, and I want, Yohan to perform to the best of his ability. “He has been brilliant this week again. Trust me, he’s a fabulous player and very important to us. “His performance last week spoke a thousand words. He didn’t really need to do that [apologise] in the week in terms of winning over our fans, I don’t think. His performances will do that and his endeavour.” If Cabaye’s display at Villa Park gave Pardew cause for optimism, it was compatriot Hatem Ben Arfa’s contribution which went much of the way to claiming the points as he scored the opening goal and then set up Yoan Gouffran for the winner. Undoubtedly a player of rich talent, he revealed the extent of his personal ambition this week when he spoke of his dream of one day winning the Ballon d’Or, currently the personal preserve of Argentinian superstar Lionel Messi. Pardew said: “It’s always a nice dream and I encourage players to reach for the stars, so all good to him. “But as an individual talent, you have to say he has the potential, but it’s about consistency and staying fit with Hatem and if he can do that, then he will give himself a chance.” Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye has been punished for his refusal to play for the club as Arsenal attempted to prise him out of Alan Pardew’s grasp. Press Association The 27-year-old France international was conspicuous by his absence for the first three games of the season after the Gunners tabled a £10million bid for his services on the eve of the opening weekend trip to Manchester City, giving rise to reports that he had gone on strike. Magpies owner Mike Ashley dismissed the offer out of hand and the summer transfer window closed with the former Lille man, who was valued at around double that, still on board. last_img read more

Haitian Police Issue Warrants Against Opposition Politicians

first_imgPORT AU PRINCE, Haiti, CMC – Police have issued warrants for the arrest of opposition politicians and activists after an attempt had been made to burn down a company owned by President Jovenel Moise earlier this week.Government Commissioner, Jean Volney Bélamin, confirmed that 18 warrants were issued against political leaders and opposition activists in Port-de-Paix, on the country’s Atlantic coast, after they had tried to burn down JOMAR Auto parts, a company owned by Moïse on Tuesday.Moise has been under pressure from opposition parties who have been calling for his immediate removal from office amid allegations of corruption and on Tuesday one police officer was injured after the demonstrators threw stones and shot at police officers trying to prevent them from burning down the building.Earlier this week, the interfaith group, Religions for Peace Haiti, said it would no longer seek to mediate in efforts to establish a government of national unity in the French-speaking Caribbean Community after the opposition said it would not participate in the talks.Moïse, had in a Twitter message, wrote that he had requested the inter-faith group to act as a facilitator to ensure efforts at a government of national unity receive the support of the other stakeholders.“I requested the good offices of Religions for Peace to facilitate discussions with different sectors leading to a political agreement on the crisis. It has accepted. The Nation is happy to be able to count on its daughters and sons,” he wrote on his Twitter account.Meanwhile, Haiti has started a new fiscal year without ratifying the necessary legislation regarding the preparation and execution of the budget.Political observers say that since no draft budget law has been ratified, the authorities are using the 2017-18 national budget that had already been renewed last financial year.“The budget 2017-2018 was about 145 billion gourdes (One Gourde=US$0.01 cents). When it is renewed, it is the nominal value which is renewed, not the real value which is eaten by the inflation which reduces the renewed budget of the amount of the annual inflation not to mention the effects of the 30 per cent depreciation of the Gourdes value on the purchase of certain goods and services by the government,” said economist, Economy Germain.Another economist, Etzer Emile, believes that with or without a ratified budget, the situation is the same explaining that in all cases “budgetary choices are not at the service of growth and development Economist Kesner Pharel said the situation is the result of the dysfunction of the State and that it is a bad start for this new fiscal year which “strengthens the uncertainty in the economy and should jeopardize the prospects for economic growth for 2020”.He said that over the last five years, Haiti has failed to reach the two percent of gross domestic growth (GDP) threshold needed to create jobs and reduce poverty.last_img read more