Hunger Mountain Coop in Montpelier is extending its search for a possible second location in Waterbury. While its research showed that moving The Coop into the current RJ’s Friendly Market under the proposed plan poses too great a financial risk, the studies also indicated the potential for adding a Waterbury store remains feasible. As a result, The Coop will continue to explore options for an optimal storefront, though no final decision is anticipated in the near future.“We’ve heard from a lot of people who live and work around Waterbury that The Coop would be a welcome addition to this vibrant area”, explains Coop General Manager Kari Bradley. “But, we have to find the right fit before bringing this to a vote of our Member-Owners. They have raised a lot of questions during this process that will need to be addressed.”A new store and new market share would help The Coop advance its mission to sell more healthy and local food, serve more Members, increase sales for local vendors, create more jobs and cooperative commerce and deliver greater economic, social and environmental returns.For more information about The Coop, visit www.hungermountain.com(link is external), contact Krystal or Robyn at 223-8000 ext. 202, or sign up to be on The Coop’s e-news list by sending an email to [email protected](link sends e-mail).Source: Hunger Mountain Coop. 8.19.2010Hunger Mountain Coop, located in Montpelier, Vermont is a community-owned natural market & café committed to building a dynamic community of healthy individuals, sustainable local food systems and thriving cooperative commerce. The Coop celebrated its 38th anniversary in 2010.
Singapore-based property startup 99 Group, which owns 99.co and rumah123.com, is working with state-owned Bank Mandiri to take the bank’s annual property expo online at a time when the COVID-19 pandemic has seen consumers look to digital marketplaces.99 Group Indonesia’s CEO Chong Ming Hwee said on Wednesday that the Mandiri Festival Properti Indonesia 2020 would feature 131 development projects managed by 39 developers.“Unlike in previous years, this year’s festival will take place online over the course of a month from Sept. 9 to Oct. 10,” Hwee said during the broadcast of the launch ceremony. “I think this is the right time to buy property as prices are dropping. Once the COVID-19 pandemic is over, I think the price will start to rebound,” he said.Bank Indonesia’s quarterly Property Prices Index (IHPR) projects a further decline in residential property prices in 2020.According to the IHPR, growth in residential property prices slowed during this year’s second quarter to 1.59 percent year-on-year (yoy) from 1.68 percent yoy in the previous quarter. The central bank has projected price growth to decline to 1.19 percent during the third quarter.The combined sales of small, medium and large houses also contracted 25.6 percent yoy in the second quarter, although the contraction was less than the 43.19 percent yoy recorded in the previous quarter.Topics : More and more consumers are shifting to online shopping as the coronavirus outbreak forces people to limit their activities outside their homes, prompting businesses to expand their online operations.Developer Ciputra Group, for instance, reported in late-May that it booked Rp 130 billion (US$8.85 million) in sales for houses marketed via its newly developed online platform from April 18 to 26. The houses have an average price of Rp 250 million and are located in its Citra Maja Raya project in Lebak regency, Banten. Management consulting company Redseer has projected Indonesia’s online retail gross merchandise value (GMV), which indicates overall sales value, to surpass India’s this year, driven by a rise in e-commerce users amid the pandemic.Meanwhile, property developer AKR Land Development’s CEO Thomas Go urged the public to purchase properties now as prices were dropping with potential for a rebound in the second half of 2021.
… dumps defending champ Lauren Davis from ASB ClassicDEFENDING ASB Classic champion Lauren Davis has been dumped out of this year’s event, humiliated 6-1, 6-2 by the unheralded Sachia Vickery.Having muscled her way through the qualifying rounds, the 22-year-old Vickery made easy work of her American compatriot, winning in just over an hour.Davis, ranked 48 in the World as of January 2018, and who made a name for herself in Auckland last year with her tenacious style and grit, was merely going through the motions by the end of the match.She managed to win just 41 per cent of service points – including just 19 per cent of her second-serve points – and was visibly frustrated with herself. The 24-year-old lashed out in irritation on multiple occasions.Vickery, meanwhile, was far from perfect but nailed more than 60 per cent of her first serves and capitalised ruthlessly on Davis’s implosion.The Florida-based world No.122 will face Veronica Cepede Royg next, following the Paraguayan ace’s 6-3, 6-3 demolition of Spaniard Lara Arruabarrena. The victor is then likely to play Agnieszka Radwanska.“Honestly, me coming through qualifiers, maybe I had a slight advantage because I’d already played a few matches and this is her first,” Vickery said.She added, “Sometimes it’s not such a bad thing, to go through qualifiers. I’m just taking it match by match – I’ve been playing well, I like the courts here and the atmosphere, so I’m just going to keep on playing and fighting.”Vickery defeated Pole Magdalena Frech, Swiss player Conny Perrin and Italian Deborah Chiesa on the way to this week’s Classic main draw.Davis, meanwhile, has won just 10 matches since the start of April.Sachia Vickery, despite not being born in Guyana, would let the world know that her heart belongs to the homeland of her parents Rawle Vickery and Paula Liverpool, and she showed many that she belongs in tennis and isn’t going anywhere.
MORE: Damian Lillard pays Kobe the competitor a fitting tributeDuring an Olympic matchup with Nigeria, coach Mike Krzyzewski called Davis’ number. Team USA had built an enormous lead, so this was a rare opportunity for Davis to log a few minutes and boost his stats. Unfortunately, he made a key mistake before he even reached the floor.”I was just so happy to be around all these guys, you know, all these future Hall of Famers, and I forgot to put my jersey on before the game,” Davis said. “So when Coach K called me to get in the game, I’m going up to the table and I’m about to take my warm-up shirt off, and I look down, and there’s just a white T-shirt underneath. So I kind of creep back to the bench, and Coach K asked me like, ‘What are you doing?’ And I kind of whispered to him because I didn’t want these guys to hear me. And I was like, ‘I forgot my jersey.'”I go sit down, and Kobe, he got on me. Like, I can’t say what he said, but, you know, basically like, ‘Why are you not going in the game? This is your chance.’ I’m like, ‘I don’t got my jersey on.’ And there’s a picture where he’s kind of looking into my warm-up. And he said some more things after that. So now before every game, I kind of just check to make sure I got my jersey on to this day. So he told me how to get dressed for a game, basically.” Long before he became one of the best players in the NBA, Anthony Davis was just a 19-year-old trying to find his place on Team USA. Davis was a member of the gold medal-winning squad back in 2012, easily the youngest player on a roster loaded with superstars like LeBron James, Kevin Durant and, of course, Kobe Bryant. After Friday night’s game at Staples Center, which featured multiple tributes to Bryant, his daughter Gianna and seven other people who died in a helicopter crash on Sunday, the Lakers forward was asked about his favorite Kobe memory. Davis instantly pulled out a story that he will never forget. View this post on Instagram Look very closely at this photo…notice anything? The Rookie Didn’t put his jersey on!!!A post shared by Kevin Love (@kevinlove) on Aug 3, 2012 at 4:54am PDTOnly Kobe Bryant could turn something as basic as wearing a jersey into a lasting life lesson. “He taught me how to dress for a game.” Anthony Davis reflects on his favorite Kobe memory.More Kobe memories on 710 AM ESPN https://t.co/lFLD88TuIk pic.twitter.com/s7LadADN26— ESPN Los Angeles (@ESPNLosAngeles) February 1, 2020Photographers caught Bryant and other established veterans laughing at Davis, who eventually played in that game once he properly dressed himself.So much for that whispering strategy.Anthony Davis told a story about forgetting to put on his jersey at the Olympics and Kobe giving him a hard time for not being able to check into the game because of it.AD checks his jersey before every game now. pic.twitter.com/FjlfZVQz5p— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) February 1, 2020