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Coca Cola, Gojek provide business assistance for small businesses

first_imgThe program’s website is currently providing free online training for food stall and shop owners on how to safely operate and interact with customers during the COVID-19 pandemic. It plans to expand the training into broader subjects, Trijono added.Read also: SMEs switch to producing PPE to survive COVID-19 economic falloutSmall and medium enterprises (SMEs), ranging from small shops and warung to distributors of consumer products, contribute more than 60 percent to Indonesia’s gross domestic product (GDP).In April, the Cooperatives and Small and Medium Enterprises Ministry reported that around 37,000 SMEs reported facing declining sales and trouble with distribution, among other problems, because of the pandemic. Global beverage giant Coca Cola and Coca Cola Amatil Indonesia (CCAI) have launched a campaign alongside strategic business consultant Qasa and the University of Indonesia to provide online training for warung (food stall) and small retail shops that have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic.Coca Cola Indonesia spokesperson Trijono Prijosoesilo said on Monday the program, called Gerakan Toko Bersama (Cooperative Shop Movement), would empower stall and small retail shop owners by providing them with free online management-training courses.“We are establishing a knowledge-sharing program to empower business owners and help them to grow,” he said during a livestreamed press conference. Qasa’s managing director Joko Wiyono said the program aimed to train 500,000 food and retail SMEs operating in large cities.“After the pandemic ends, Gerakan Toko Bersama will continue to develop warung and small retail shops by providing free business-management training and possibly help to connect them with financial institutions in the future,” Joko said.“The program can become part of the solutions for warung to prepare themselves for the ‘new normal’ era,” Cooperatives and Small and Medium Enterprises Minister Teten Masduki said in the event.“I hope the program can also help digitize our SMEs so they can compete with modern retail shops,” he added.Separately, ride-hailing application Gojek’s food delivery-service platform GoFood also promoted its initiatives to assist small food and beverage businesses by providing discount campaigns and “cloud kitchen” services.GoFood’s cloud kitchen services, namely Dapur Bersama, was launched in November last year and currently has 27 kitchens in the Greater Jakarta area, Bandung in West Java and Medan in North Sumatra.“Our cloud kitchen service helps cut down operational costs as we are the one who bears the initial capital expenditure by providing cooking equipment, including chiller, stoves and other tools,” Gojek chief food officer Catherine Hindra Sutjahyo said during an online press conference on Monday.Read also: Start-ups help SMEs digitalize during pandemic“We also use a profit-sharing scheme with our partners so [the culinary small businesses] don’t have to pay a monthly fixed cost,” she added.The company will help MSMEs to survive the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic by increasing their exposure, slashing operational costs and providing operational support through GoFood discount campaigns and the kitchen service.“To help increase the exposure of our SME partners, we have launched the Harkulnas [National Culinary Day] campaign, which has successfully increased GoFood’s service demand by 12 percent,” she said.GoFood’s revenue increased by 20 percent over the last two months, while demand for the ready-to-cook meal delivery service also jumped threefold since the service was introduced last month, Catherine added.Topics :last_img read more

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Australia, IOM donate medical equipment for Indonesia’s COVID-19 effort

first_imgPreviously, the IOM also delivered essential medical equipment and supplies worth of Rp 14 billion to hospitals in Indonesia. The organization handed the first batch of the equipment over to the South Tangerang Disaster Mitigation Agency on July 8 for distribution to hospitals and health facilities.The donation was aimed at assisting vulnerable groups impacted by the pandemic, such as migrant workers, refugees and people displaced by natural disasters.The IOM said it would make additional deliveries to nine more cities this month, including Jakarta, East Java’s Surabaya and South Sulawesi’s Makassar. The three cities were among regions recording the highest COVID-19 case numbers across the country.In a statement, the IOM stated that the donation was made possible with financial support from the Australian Department of Home Affairs.“[The IOM] continues to work closely with [the national COVID-19 task force] and its international partners to join forces in the fight against COVID-19,” IOM Indonesian Mission chief Louis Hoffman said in the statement.IOM Indonesian Mission deputy chief Dejan Micevski said the donation was part of the organization’s ongoing support for Indonesia’s fight against COVID-19, so the latter could “meet the multifaceted health, social and mobility consequences of the coronavirus disease.”Topics : The Australian government and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) have donated medical equipment to support Indonesia’s effort to contain the COVID-19 outbreak.On Friday, the Australian government handed over 100 ventilators as part of its A$2 million (Rp 19.4 billion) critical medical and laboratory equipment package for Indonesia.Australian Ambassador to Indonesia Gary Quinlan said his country would continue to work with Indonesia to minimize the impact of COVID-19. “The 100 noninvasive ventilators, associated medical supplies and laboratory equipment delivered to [the Indonesian] national task force, will help front-line medical staff provide life-saving assistance and support laboratory staff with essential supplies,” Quinlan said in a statement on Friday.National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) chairman Doni Monardo, also the head of the National COVID-19 task force, appreciated the assistance provided by the Australian government.”On behalf of the Indonesian government, we are very appreciative and grateful for the assistance from the Australian government in accelerating the handling of COVID-19 in Indonesia,” said Doni.Read also: Indonesia receives 200 ventilators from US, Australialast_img read more

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Lebanon gives investigating committee four days to find culprits: Minister

first_imgThe government of Lebanon has given an “investigative committee” four days to determine responsibility for the devastating explosion in Beirut port on Tuesday, Foreign Minister Charbel Wehbe told French radio Thursday.”This morning, a decision was taken to create an investigative committee which in four days maximum must provide a detailed report on responsibility — how, who, what, where? There will be judicial decisions,” he told Europe 1 radio.”It is serious, and we take it seriously,” Wehbe said. According to Lebanese officials, the explosion was caused by a fire igniting 2,750 tons of the substance in a portside warehouse.”It is an accident… preliminary reports indicate it is mismanagement of explosive products. This is a very serious neglect that continued for six years,’ said Wehbe.Prime Minister Hassan Diab and President Michel Aoun have promised to put the culprits behind bars, but trust in institutions is low and few on the streets of the Lebanese capital hold out hope of an impartial inquiry.Human Rights Watch on Thursday supported mounting calls for an international probe as the only credible option.”An independent investigation with international experts is the best guarantee that victims of the explosion will get the justice they deserve,” the watchdog said.In France, prosecutors on Wednesday opened a probe into the blast over injuries inflicted on 24 French citizens.Flights carrying medical aid, field hospitals, rescue experts and tracking dogs have been flying into Beirut airport since Wednesday.And French President Emmanuel Macron was expected in Lebanon later Thursday, the highest-ranking foreign leader to visit since the tragedy.Macron was due to meet Aoun and other political leaders as well as civil society representatives. “Those responsible for this horrible crime of negligence will be punished by a committee of judges,” he added. The provisional death toll from the massive blast stood at 137 Thursday, but with dozens missing and 5,000 wounded, the number of victims was expected to rise as rescue workers continued to comb through the rubble.The Beirut governor estimated up to 300,000 people may have been made temporarily homeless by the disaster, which he said would cost the debt-ridden country in excess of $3 billion.On Wednesday, the government called for the house arrest of those responsible for the storage of a large quantity of ammonium nitrate, a substance used in fertilizers and explosives, in the port of the Lebanese capital. center_img Topics :last_img read more

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Indonesia witnesses 1,928 disasters in 2020 so far

first_imgAccording to Raditya, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Indonesia had recorded fewer disasters than in 2019.”Compared to January to August 2019, we saw a 27 percent decrease in the number of disasters,” he said.The number of deaths and missing people is also down 43.1 percent from last year, he added.The agency has also recorded a 25.6 percent decrease in the number of displaced individuals and a 22 percent decrease in damaged settlements.Raditya said the drop may be owed to the public’s deeper understanding of natural hazards.”It may also be thanks to improved infrastructure and better environmental conditions,” he said. (nal)Topics : Indonesia has witnessed 1,928 disasters in 2020 so far, the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) has reported.”We had recorded a total of 1,928 disasters across the country as of Aug. 30,” BNPB spokesman Raditya Jati said on Monday as reported by kompas.com.The disasters comprise 12 earthquakes, five volcanic eruptions, 256 forest fires, 16 droughts, 726 floods, 367 landslides, 521 tornadoes and 24 tidal waves and cases of coastal erosion, as well as the COVID-19 outbreak.last_img read more

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Hong Kong police swoop on postponed poll protests

first_imgLive images showed three prominent pro-democracy politicians — Leung Kwok-hung, Figo Chan and Raphael Wong — were among those held. The protests came hours after the police’s newly formed national security unit arrested Tam Tak-chi, another democracy activist and radio DJ, for “uttering seditious words”.Tam is the latest in a long line of government critics to find themselves facing prosecution in recent months for their involvement in protests.When they announced the arrest on Sunday morning, police did not explain what Tam may have said that was considered seditious.  Beijing has initiated a widespread crackdown against its critics in Hong Kong after the financial hub was rocked by seven straight months of huge and often violent pro-democracy protests last year.Rallies have been all but outlawed this year with authorities citing both security concerns and wielding emergency anti-coronavirus laws to ban public gatherings.In late June, Beijing also imposed its new security law, which bans anything authorities perceive to be secession, subversion, terrorism and collusion with foreign forces.At least 22 people have been arrested under the new law since it came into effect, sending a chill through the city.On Friday, UN rights experts warned the broadly worded provisions in the legislation posed a serious threat to political freedoms and the right to protest.Under a deal agreed with Britain ahead of the 1997 handover, authoritarian China agreed to let Hong Kong keep certain liberties and autonomy for 50 years.Critics say that deal has been demolished by the security law and the increasingly intense crackdown on the city’s democracy supporters.Beijing denies freedoms are being eroded and portrays the anti-government protests as a western backed plot to destabilize the mainland. Topics : More than 30 people were arrested by Hong Kong police on Sunday as riot officers swooped on democracy protesters opposed to the postponement of local elections.Sunday was meant to be voting day for the city’s partially elected legislature, one of the few instances where Hong Kongers get to cast ballots.But the city’s pro-Beijing leader Carrie Lam suspended the polls for a year citing the coronavirus, angering the pro-democracy opposition who had been hoping to capitalize on seething anti-government sentiment.  Hundreds of riot police flooded the district of Kowloon in a bid to thwart online calls for flash mob protests to mark the suspended vote.Throughout the afternoon police were heckled by people shouting slogans such as “Give me back my vote!” and “Corrupt cops!” as officers conducted multiple stop and searches and ordered crowds to disperse.In a Facebook statement, police said at least 30 people were arrested, mostly for unlawful assembly.One woman was detained under a new security law Beijing imposed on the city for chanting independence slogans, the force added.last_img read more

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Navalny allies claim symbolic win in Russian regional vote

first_imgRussia’s political opposition Monday claimed a symbolic victory in regional elections that were dominated by pro-Kremlin candidates and marred by allegations of fraud.The vote was overshadowed by the alleged poisoning of opposition leader Alexei Navalny in the Siberian city of Tomsk during a trip to promote opposition candidates ahead of the ballot.Germany said Monday that lab tests in France and Sweden confirmed the Kremlin critic was attacked with a Novichok nerve agent in an incident French President Emmanuel Marcon described as “attempted murder” during a call with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The elections came a year ahead of a parliamentary ballot and were seen as a test for Putin as the ruling United Russia party faces sinking popularity and public anger over economic woes.Russians in dozens of the country’s 85 regions voted from Friday to Sunday for governors and lawmakers in regional and city legislatures as well as in several by-elections for national MPs.Candidates from the ruling United Russia party that dominates the country’s political landscape despite declining popularity claimed a majority of the seats.But Navalny’s allies made unprecedented gains in highly anticipated city council votes in Siberian cities of Novosibirsk and Tomsk. In an effort to fight Putin’s electoral machine, Navalny had urged voters back candidates against the ruling party.The 44-year-old lawyer and Kremlin critic was in Siberia promoting a “smart voting” campaign when he fell ill last month. His supporters believe the use of the banned chemical weapon shows that only the Russian state could be responsible. Putin on Monday condemned “unsubstantiated” accusations over Navalny’s poisoning during a call with Macron and said Germany should hand over biological materials and coordinate with Russian doctors.Two allies of the opposition leader won parliament seats in Tomsk, the city where Navalny’s allies say he drank tea that was laced with the nerve agent before a flight to Moscow.United Russia suffered heavy losses in the city of some 500,000, winning just 24.46 percent of the overall vote compared to 52.27 percent in 2015.Ksenia Fadeyeva, the 28-year-old head of Navalny’s Tomsk office who won a city council seat, put her success down to the opposition leader’s voting strategy saying, “we really campaigned under the Navalny brand”.The result was “a big blow” to United Russia ahead of legislative elections of next year, she told AFP, and also disproved the myth that the opposition only has 2 or 3 percent support.”But the work continues. No time to rest yet,” she said.In Russia’s third-largest city of Novosibirsk, which Navalny also visited before the vote, his ally Sergei Boyko won a seat on the local council beating out a veteran Communist Party candidate.United Russia lost 11 seats and their majority on the city council securing 22 places out of 50, with Navalny-backed candidates picking up five spots.United Russia chairman Dmitry Medvedev, however, praised Sunday the party’s electoral successes, saying that exit polls showed it was heading for victory.Of 18 regions that voted for governors, 12 elected candidates from United Russia and the remainder chose figures aligned with traditionally Kremlin-friendly opposition parties.Vote organizers said they held the ballot between Friday and Sunday to limit new coronavirus infections. But the opposition countered that the move was a ploy to make it easier for the results to be fabricated.The independent election monitor group Golos said it had registered ballot stuffing complaints and received a “stream of reports” that observers were barred from viewing documents and submitting complaints, with conflicts sometimes ending in “fisticuffs”.Chairwoman of the Central Election Commission Ella Pamfilova however said Monday “there were no major violations” and that the vote had seen “fewer flaws than ever,” according to the TASS news agency.The European Union denounced the vote held in Crimea, which Russia annexed from Ukraine in 2014, saying it would not recognize “anybody elected in Russia-organized voting in the Crimean peninsula”. Topics :last_img read more

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House agrees to ratify Indonesia’s defense agreement with Sweden

first_imgAll political party factions at the commission approved the government’s proposal, paving the way for the bill to be passed into law during the nearest House plenary session.Prabowo said the cooperation would open more opportunities for Indonesia to develop its defense industry as well as wider collaboration with Sweden.The partnership was expected to boost bilateral ties between the two countries, with hopes that it would also bring opportunities for Jakarta and Stockholm to explore possible cooperation in other sectors.Read also: ‘Charlie’ tells more about Kopassus Prabowo said the defense cooperation with Sweden would include several things, such as the exchange of information and experiences on military affairs and international maritime security as well as defense industry collaboration, such as technology transfer, joint research, joint production and joint marketing.Indonesia and Sweden would also develop training and education in the defense and military sector as well as cooperation on issues surrounding military health care. Defense ministers of the two countries had signed the partnership in December 2016, and the Swedish government has ratified the agreement.In November 2019, Prabowo met with Indonesian Ambassador to Sweden Bagas Hapsoro in Jakarta to explore the cooperation with Sweden, during which the minister expressed interest in Sweden’s defense technology, particularly missiles and radar.”I also want all of our taruna [cadets] to study abroad, so that they can expand their knowledge in defense issues and improve their language skills,” Prabowo said.Topics : House of Representatives Commission I, which oversees security and foreign affairs, has given a nod to the ratification of a defense cooperation deal between Indonesia and Sweden.During a hearing with the commission on Wednesday, Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto spoke about the urgency of House approval for the bill that would legitimize the bilateral cooperation.“I hope the House will pass the bill into law as soon as possible,” Prabowo said.last_img read more

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Armenia-Azerbaijan clashes rage as Macron denounces ‘jihadist’ deployment

first_imgCivilian casualties Armenia has recorded the deaths of 104 soldiers and 13 civilians. Azerbaijan has not reported any military casualties but said 19 civilians were killed after Armenian shelling. Karabakh’s declaration of independence from Azerbaijan sparked a war in the early 1990s that claimed 30,000 lives, but it is still not recognized as independent by any country, including Armenia.Armenia and Karabakh declared martial law and military mobilization Sunday, while Azerbaijan imposed military rule and a curfew in large cities.Talks to resolve the conflict have largely stalled since a 1994 ceasefire agreement. Armenian and Azerbaijani forces have intensified their shelling as French President Emmanuel Macron said jihadist militants had been deployed to Nagorny Karabakh in a “serious” new development.The West and Moscow renewed calls to halt several days of fighting over the disputed Nagorny Karabakh region that has left more than 130 dead and threatened to draw in regional powers Turkey and Russia.In a joint appeal on Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin, US President Donald Trump and Macron urged the two sides to return to negotiations aimed at resolving their longstanding territorial dispute. In Martuni, a small town in Karabakh around 25 kilometers (15 miles) from the front line, residents took refuge in cellars as heavy shelling by Azerbaijan killed four civilians and wounded 11.Artak Aloyan, a 54-year-old construction worker sheltering in his basement with an elderly neighbor, vowed to stay despite the worst clashes the contested region has seen for years.”I built this house with my own hands. I will not go anywhere, that’s that,” he told AFP after a rocket attack. “I will die here in the last battle.” Topics : ‘Crushing strikes’ The rival Caucasus nations have been locked in a bitter stalemate over Karabakh since the collapse of the Soviet Union when the ethnic Armenian region broke away from Azerbaijan.In the fiercest clashes in years, 136 people have been confirmed dead in fighting that has raged for five days.The Armenian defense ministry said fighting had intensified and its troops had repelled Azerbaijani attacks, downing helicopters and destroying drones and armored vehicles.It said Azerbaijani forces had fired on two villages inside Armenia, close to Karabakh, killing one civilian. Armenian Deputy Prime Minister Tigran Avinyan said that 1,280 Azerbaijani troops had been killed and 2,700 wounded since Sunday, with both sides making claims of inflicting heavy casualties.Azerbaijan’s defense ministry said its forces had carried out “crushing artillery strikes” on Armenian troops. It denied claims that one of its helicopters was shot down and had crashed in Iran.The two sides have accused each other of shelling civilian areas and ignored repeated calls from international leaders to halt the fighting. Putin, Macron and Trump called for an “immediate cessation of hostilities” and urged the warring sides to commit to talks. ‘Foreign fighters’Yerevan is in a military alliance of ex-Soviet countries led by Moscow and has accused Turkey of dispatching mercenaries from northern Syria to bolster Azerbaijan’s forces in the Karabakh conflict.It also claimed earlier this week that a Turkish F-16 fighter jet flying in support of Baku’s forces had downed an Armenian SU-25 warplane, but Ankara and Baku denied the claim.Pashinyan reiterated claims that mercenaries had joined the conflict, saying Azerbaijan and Turkey were fighting “with the help and involvement of foreign terrorist fighters”.”This terrorism equally threatens the United States, Iran, Russia, and France,” he added.His calls were echoed by Macron, who earlier said intelligence reports had established that 300 Syrian fighters drawn from “jihadist groups” from the Syrian city of Aleppo had passed through Turkey en route for Azerbaijan.The French president said that a “red line has been crossed, which is unacceptable” and demanded an explanation from Ankara. Azerbaijan’s ally, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, has signaled his country’s full backing for Baku’s military and on Thursday called for Armenian troops to leave Karabakh. Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and Azerbaijani leader Ilham Aliyev have both rejected the idea of holding talks, with the Armenian leader stating: “Nagorno-Karabakh cannot disarm, because it would lead to genocide.””The people who live there face an existential threat,” Pashinyan told French newspaper Le Figaro.But Russia suggested it was making progress in diplomatic efforts with Turkey, a firm supporter of Azerbaijan in the conflict.It said Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu had confirmed they were ready for “close coordination” to stabilize the situation.last_img read more

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Arsenal consider Marseille boss for technical director role

first_imgAdvertisement Arsenal hope to have the position filled by the end of the season (Picture: Getty)Unai Emery will be eager to see matters within the club hierarchy resolved quickly, as Arsenal face a crucial run-in at the end of the season.The Gunners are in pole position to finish in the top four after Manchester United were beaten by Wolves.Emery will see his summer transfer kitty significantly boosted should he guide the club back into the Champions League.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves Monchi snubbed Arsenal to return to Sevilla (Picture: Getty)The Daily Mail claim the hiring process has begun and Arsenal are considering Marseille sporting director Andoni Zubziaretta.ADVERTISEMENTReports in France claimed Zubziaretta was weighing up whether to quit Marseille and join Arsenal.AdvertisementAdvertisementOvermars is still an option, but would require a big compensation fee after signing a new deal in March with Ajax. Overmars is still an option, but would require a big compensation fee (Picture: Getty)Director of football Raul Sanllehi is leading the hunt for the technical director after initially pushing for the appointment of Monchi.Arsenal want to fill the role in the next few months after losing key figures at the top of the club.Mislintat quit the Gunners in the wake of club CEO Ivan Gazidis’ exit from the Emirates. More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Comment Arsenal consider Marseille boss for technical director role LONDON, ENGLAND – APRIL 01: Unai Emery manager / head coach of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Newcastle United at Emirates Stadium on April 01, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)Arsenal have begun interviewing new candidates to take on a technical director role at the club, reports say.The Gunners were knocked back in their pursuit to appoint a new club boss after former Roma chief Monchi decided to re-join Sevilla and Marc Overmars signed a new contract at Ajax.Arsenal have been searching for a new director of football after head of recruitment Sven Mislintat quit earlier this year. Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 3 Apr 2019 5:26 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link143Shareslast_img read more

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Arsenal legend Ian Wright slams Harry Kane and brands Tottenham striker a cheat

first_img James GrayTuesday 3 Sep 2019 9:49 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link24Shares Harry Kane was frustrated at not being awarded a penalty against Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Ian Wright wants football fans to start calling diving cheating more after Harry Kane’s efforts to win a penalty were rejected in the late stages of Tottenham’s 2-2 draw with Arsenal on Sunday.Spurs had let slip a 2-0 lead in the game to allow the Gunners to draw level at the Emirates in a pulsating derby clash.But Kane thought he had won the chance to take all three points in stoppage time when he went to ground in the box under the challenge of Sokratis Papastathopoulos.However, referee Martin Atkinson decided that there was no foul, yet opted not book the England striker for simulation either.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityArsenal legend Wright believes Kane was trying to deceive the referee and ‘cheat’ a penalty out of him.‘The ball was on the left and he moved to the right to initiate contact,’ Wright said on the BBC’s Monday Night Club.‘We saw Jamie Vardy used to do that one where he got his legs tangled up with the defender and his leg would be searching for the contact, trying to get his leg in between the defender’s legs so it looks like [a foul].‘But what Harry Kane did was stepped across, he initiated the contact and went over. It’s simulation. It’s cheating. I’d rather call it that. That’s all it was. Arsenal legend Ian Wright slams Harry Kane and brands Tottenham striker a cheat Advertisement Commentcenter_img Harry Kane remonstrated with referee Martin Atkinson but to no avail (Picture: Getty)But he was frustrated not to have been given the second one, claiming that had the tackle happened anywhere else on the pitch, it would have been a different story.‘The defender made a tired tackle,’ Kane said.‘On halfway [line] I think I would get that foul. The ref probably thinks I am looking for it.‘It is 50-50, I could get it in some games.‘In the box you don’t always get them. He’s come through the back of me.’Was it a penalty?Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsMore: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Advertisement Harry Kane went down after colliding with Sokratis Papastathopoulos in the box (Picture: Getty)‘Everyone is doing it. People try and do it. And then when they don’t go down people say ‘oh if he went down…’.‘But referees have got VAR so I don’t think we can do the ‘referee is under immense pressure’ bit now because he’s not.‘He’s got help there and I think that’s why he didn’t get the penalty yesterday.’Tottenham had been awarded a penalty in the first half after Granit Xhaka launched himself at Heung-Min Son with Kane duly converting from the spot.last_img read more

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