COVID-19: Ride-hailing apps temporarily disable ‘ojek’ service as part of PSBB policy

first_imgMulti-service apps Gojek and Grab have disabled their ojek (motorcycle taxi) option for customers in Jakarta following the implementation of large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) that prohibit their drivers from transporting passengers amid the fight against COVID-19.Customers will still be able to hail a car, send packages and get food delivered.For Grab, users are directed to the GrabCar service instead, while Gojek users in Jakarta will not see the Go-ride option on the app’s home screen at all, Kompas Tekno reported. Topics : Grab Indonesia managing director Neneng Goenandi confirmed that Grab had temporarily disabled its GrabBike feature to support large-scale social restrictions.“The GrabBike feature can still be used by users in Depok [West Java], Tangerang [Banten], Bekasi [West Java], as well as other cities in Indonesia,” Neneng said in a written statement received by The Jakarta Post on Friday.Neneng added that Grab had prepared 1,000 cars equipped with plastic partitions to separate the driver and passenger seats as part of preventive measures. The company has also prepared 1,000 GrabBike motorcycles across Indonesia to help transport medical workers to and from the hospital.Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan said on Friday that Jakarta would follow Health Ministry Regulation No. 9/2020 on large-scale social distancing, which states that ride-hailing services can only be used to transport goods and not passengers.Jakarta is imposing the PSBB for 14 days starting on Friday, during which public transportation is restricted and large gatherings prohibited in order to stem the spread of COVID-19.last_img read more

Restorative justice goes to schools

first_imgDominion Post 18 Feb 2012Detention could soon be a relic of the past, with schools increasingly dropping the punishment in favour of “restorative chats” and other rehabilitative measures. St Patrick’s College Silverstream is the latest Wellington high school to adopt the restorative justice principles, with a no-detention approach for even the worst troublemakers. The practice is becoming widespread in schools nationwide, with restorative measures – including encouraging naughty pupils to evaluate their behaviour – replacing traditional behaviour management methods. While detentions, expulsions and suspensions have been typically used as forms of punishment to control pupil behaviour, restorative principles are based on the idea that a pupil needs to take responsibility for his or her actions. St Patrick’s Silverstream rector Gerard Tully said that fitted in with the school’s focus on encouraging positive, respectful relationships between pupils and teachers. Instead of being punished, a misbehaving pupil would discuss the impact of their actions with a teacher. That could range from a two-minute chat to a formal, sit-down conference. While it would require a shift in thinking, it made more sense to prepare young people to be adults by tackling their problems, Mr Tully said. read more

Video: Liverpool target belts home a beauty against Manchester City

first_img Miralem Pjanic celebrates with his Roma team-mates 1 Miralem Pjanic has been linked with a switch to Liverpool for some time now as they consider new midfield signings.And Brendan Rodgers may well have sat up and taken notice on Tuesday morning as the Roma midfielder bagged a brilliant goal in pre-season.The 25-year-old Bosnian isn’t known for his goalscoring feats but in the Serie A side’s friendly with Manchester City he cracked home a long-range effort past Willy Caballero.The shot, which swerved and dipped, left the Argentine powerless to stop it and if the Reds were to bid £32m, they might just find Roma powerless to resist his exit.You can see the tremendous strike below…last_img read more