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Reine-Adelaide: Emery told me I wasn’t needed at Arsenal

first_imgAngers midfielder Jeff Reine-Adelaide has revealed that Unai Emery told him he wasn’t needed at Arsenal when he took the managerial reigns in 2018.The 21-year-old joined the Gunners in 2015 after beginning his senior career with Lens but made just eight senior appearances in his three years at the club.The Frenchman was shipped off on loan to Angers in January 2018, before making his move permanent the following summer and has since managed to earn his stripes in his homeland. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Reine-Adelaide featured in 35 of Angers’ 38 matches in Ligue 1 this season, helping the team comfortably avoid relegation with a 13th place finish.He also contributed three goals and three assists, ultimately earning a place in the Les Bleus U-21 squad for the upcoming European Championships.Looking back on his time at Arsenal, Reine-Adelaide believes he was never given the chance to prove himself, while also revealing that Emery sat him down to tell him he had no use for him at the Emirates.”It is true that I would like to speak a little less of Arsenal. I was young. It was complicated,” he told Goal in an exclusive interview. “There was so much competition that it was difficult to get into the coach’s line-up.”He [Emery] told me that the club did not rely too much on me. I took a blow, but Angers was on the lookout. It was a new chance, a new beginning. The train does not pass often and I was happy to get back in the right car.”Jeff Reine-Adelaide Arsenal 2017-18The ex-Arsenal ace insists he has earned his spot in France’s national set-up after a successful first year with Angers, which has seen him adapt to a central midfield role.The young playmaker was previously deployed as a winger in north London, but he now operates as a playmaker in the middle of the park for Angers – a position which he feels suits him better.”Of course. It’s a reward. My season had started well, then I had a hole. I bounced back and today I am rewarded for my work. I invested a lot and it is the reward of a beautiful season.”This is clearly the position I feel best. I started there when I was younger. After, I was on the wings, but for me, it is where I can most exploit my qualities best.”I am a ball player and in the middle, it is we who dictate the game. We must do it wisely, helping our partners. We must defend as well. I especially like to command the tempo. I look a lot at professional players in this position, and some inspire me a lot.”Reine-Adelaide went on to name Manchester United’s Paul Pogba as one his role models, along with former Arsenal star Abou Diaby.”I watch a lot what Pogba does, with Manchester or in France,” he added. “Before, there was also Abdou Diaby. He is a player who has always impressed me. He was one of the best at his job.”There are plenty of others, but Pogba and Diaby are the two that I have watched the most because we have the same slender profile.”When quizzed on a potential transfer this summer, Reine-Adelaide also refused to rule out a move to a “big club” in the near future, responding: “We do not know what is happening tomorrow, but I would like to stay in France to continue moving up before, why not, joining a big club.”last_img read more

Parking meters contract can only be terminated through arbitration

The highly controversial contract between the Georgetown Mayor and City Council (M&CC) and the parking meter company, Smart City Solutions (SCS), can only be terminated through arbitration.According to the contract, if in any event a dispute arises over the terms of the agreement and there is need for it to be terminated, it must be done through arbitration by the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) in Miami, Florida.The contract states under the “Dispute Resolution” clause that “the Parties expressly declare that any disputes arising in connection with the interpretation, performance, breach and termination of this Agreement shall be settled through arbitration.”It specified that the arbitration must be administered through the ICDR in accordance with the applicable rules of the Arbitration Committee of the International Business Council.There has been much resistance against the Parking Meter Project since the idea was flouted by the City Council.Since its implementation, that resistance has grown into a mass movement calling for the initiative to be shelved and the contract which was signed in total secrecy to be scrapped.But it appears that the parking meter company has taken all precautionary steps to ensure it is protected in any turn of events regarding the initiative.The contract stipulates that City Hall must be liable for any expenses incurred by the company as a result of a third party action.Among the shocking clauses in the contract are: the fact that the company can extend the duration of the 49-year agreement for an additional 49 years under the same terms of the current agreement, subject to the approval of City Hall; the company was given the option to operate in Guyana for almost one century; the contract’s ‘terror clause’ protects Smart City Solutions, as it includes a clause intended to scare the Mayor and City Council over the prospect of terminating the agreement.Hundreds continue to protest against the controversial parking metersShould the company be ordered by any court to take any form of action, which will incur expenses, then these will become the burden on the City Council.The reimbursement for any loss suffered as a result of third party action is titled “Indemnification.”The section reads, “The city shall indemnify the Concessionaire against all liabilities, costs, expenses, damages and losses including, but not limited to any direct, indirect or consequential losses, loss of profit, loss of reputation and all interest, penalties and legal costs and all other professional costs and expenses suffered or incurred by the Concessionaire.”The contract also provides for the Company to be reimbursed if any claim, action, motion, petition, summons, writ or other proceeding whatsoever made against the Town Clerk, the Mayor and Councillors of the City of Georgetown which results in the delay in the performance or frustration of this agreement.Additionally, if such payment due from the City is subject to tax (whether by way of direct assessment or withholding at its source), the company shall be entitled to receive from the city such amounts to ensure that the net amount received, after tax, is the same as it would have been were the payment not subject to tax.There has been widespread public outcry against the Parking Meter Project over the past months with a movement staging protest action against the “draconian” costs and penalties of the project.Already, the New Building Society (NBS) is challenging the legality of the parking meter By-laws in the courts.The case comes up before Justice Brassington Reynolds on February 20. (Guyana Times) Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedParking meters: Option to cancel contract included in Committee’s final report- FerreiraAugust 17, 2017In “Business”Letter: Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration: Principles and PracticeSeptember 8, 2018In “Letters”Parking Meter contract ‘one of the most corrupt deals’ in Guyana’s history – RamsammyFebruary 14, 2017In “Opinion”,The highly controversial contract between the Georgetown Mayor and City Council (M&CC) and the parking meter company, Smart City Solutions (SCS), can only be terminated through arbitration.According to the contract, if in any event a dispute arises over the terms of the agreement and there is need for it to be terminated, it must be done through arbitration by the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) in Miami, Florida.The contract states under the “Dispute Resolution” clause that “the Parties expressly declare that any disputes arising in connection with the interpretation, performance, breach and termination of this Agreement shall be settled through arbitration.”It specified that the arbitration must be administered through the ICDR in accordance with the applicable rules of the Arbitration Committee of the International Business Council.There has been much resistance against the Parking Meter Project since the idea was flouted by the City Council.Since its implementation, that resistance has grown into a mass movement calling for the initiative to be shelved and the contract which was signed in total secrecy to be scrapped.But it appears that the parking meter company has taken all precautionary steps to ensure it is protected in any turn of events regarding the initiative.The contract stipulates that City Hall must be liable for any expenses incurred by the company as a result of a third party action.Among the shocking clauses in the contract are: the fact that the company can extend the duration of the 49-year agreement for an additional 49 years under the same terms of the current agreement, subject to the approval of City Hall; the company was given the option to operate in Guyana for almost one century; the contract’s ‘terror clause’ protects Smart City Solutions, as it includes a clause intended to scare the Mayor and City Council over the prospect of terminating the agreement.Hundreds continue to protest against the controversial parking metersShould the company be ordered by any court to take any form of action, which will incur expenses, then these will become the burden on the City Council.The reimbursement for any loss suffered as a result of third party action is titled “Indemnification.”The section reads, “The city shall indemnify the Concessionaire against all liabilities, costs, expenses, damages and losses including, but not limited to any direct, indirect or consequential losses, loss of profit, loss of reputation and all interest, penalties and legal costs and all other professional costs and expenses suffered or incurred by the Concessionaire.”The contract also provides for the Company to be reimbursed if any claim, action, motion, petition, summons, writ or other proceeding whatsoever made against the Town Clerk, the Mayor and Councillors of the City of Georgetown which results in the delay in the performance or frustration of this agreement.Additionally, if such payment due from the City is subject to tax (whether by way of direct assessment or withholding at its source), the company shall be entitled to receive from the city such amounts to ensure that the net amount received, after tax, is the same as it would have been were the payment not subject to tax.There has been widespread public outcry against the Parking Meter Project over the past months with a movement staging protest action against the “draconian” costs and penalties of the project.Already, the New Building Society (NBS) is challenging the legality of the parking meter By-laws in the courts.The case comes up before Justice Brassington Reynolds on February 20. 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