PREMIUMLowering barriers: MRT Jakarta designates parking area for disabled users

first_imgTopics : The conveniences that most people take for granted are often unavailable to people with disabilities. Access to a parking lot, for example, can mean a lot, especially in a city where public facilities have not traditionally accommodated the needs of disabled residents.Retnowati Sibarani, 53, said it was hard for people in wheelchairs like her to travel the city. She said parking lots and public streets were often inaccessible. “The regular parking lots and some sidewalks are usually too steep, making it hard for the disabled to pass through,” she said. Retnowati expressed gratitude that city-owned MRT operator PT MRT Jakarta had officially designated a parking area for the specialized motorcycles used by disabled people at the Lebak Bulus MRT Station in South Jakarta on Thursday. She hoped it would inspire other stakeholders to provide more accessible fa… Facebook Log in with your social account Google LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Linkedin Forgot Password ? disabled people-with-disabilities MRT MRT-Jakarta public-facilitylast_img read more

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‘Messi Will End His Career at Barcelona’

first_img“And so we’re going to enjoy him for much longer.”Bartomeu was speaking following the Catalan club’s 4-1 La Liga win at Villarreal on Sunday evening, which saw them close the gap to leaders Real Madrid to four points.Earlier, a Sergio Ramos penalty ensured Real edged to a 1-0 victory over Athletic Bilbao.The spot-kick was awarded following a VAR review, while Bilbao had a penalty appeal of their own turned down, leading Bartomeu to question the fairness of the technology.“I saw the game in Bilbao and although I don’t like to say it, I’ll repeat that VAR is not being used as it should be,” he said.“Since the season returned after the Covid-19 crisis it has not been equal, that has been reflected in the results and it looks as if it always favours the same team.”In response, Real coach Zinedine Zidane said he was “tired” of his side’s victories being criticised.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Lionel Messi will “end his working and footballing life at Barcelona”, the club’s president has announced.President of Barcelona, Josep Maria Bartomeu, dismissed reports the Argentina international, 33, was unwilling to renew his current contract when it expires in 2021.“We are negotiating with many players but Messi has explained to us he wants to stay,” Bartomeu told Spanish network Movistar.last_img read more

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