City Market, employee union reach a one-year collective bargaining agreement

first_imgSource: Onion River Co-op. Burlington, VT—July 14, 2009— Onion River Co-op Board of Directors announced the ratification of a one-year labor contract between the Co-op and the United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers Union representing the Co-op’s hourly employees.Through thoughtful and diligent negotiations, the Co-op was able to maintain fully paid single medical coverage for all full-time employees which affect the majority of City Market employees. For part-time employees, 65% of the single medical premium is paid. The Co-op medical benefits exceed those offered by competitors and other area employers according to the 2008 Hickok & Boardman benefits survey. The Co-op also plans to provide a three percent wage increase to employees and profit sharing based on quarterly sales growth.“I would like to acknowledge the fine work by the Co-op staff in continuing to control costs,” said Clem Nilan, Co-op General Manager. “It’s the combination of sales and cost control that provides the wherewithal to maintain health benefits and provide pay increases… when other businesses are seeing layoffs and cuts in benefits.”In addition to healthcare, a wage increase and profit sharing, the Co-op also offers generous paid time off, a six percent match (dollar for dollar) 401 (k) plan after one year of employment, store discounts, and much more.“City Market continues to demonstrate its commitment to the wellbeing of our employees by exercising financial prudence, while at the same time providing access to a comprehensive benefits plan,” said Nilan. “This recent contract renewal reaffirms our commitment to our employees and to the community.”The new Profit Sharing plan proposed by Co-op management will provide employees with a share in enhanced earnings if sales growth exceeds projections. For more information on employment and a detailed list of employment benefits at City Market visit www.CityMarket.coop(link is external).About City Market/Onion River Co-opThe Onion River Co-op is a consumer cooperative grocery store, with over 4000 members, selling wholesome food and other products while building a vibrant and healthy community, all in a sustainable manner. Over 60 cents out of every dollar spent at City Market stays in the Vermont economy. Located in beautiful downtown Burlington, City Market provides the area’s largest selection of local, natural and conventional foods, and over 1,700 Vermont-made products. City Market also features over 140 green products from cleaning solutions to canvas shopping bags. Visit City Market/Onion River Co-op online at www.CityMarket.coop(link is external) or call 802-861-9700.last_img read more

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A new vertical retirement village to be built with golf course views

first_imgMeaghan Morice, Ian Cottle, Robert McDonald, Judi Hutchison, Justin O’Neill.Overlooking the club’s 10th tee, The Verge will feature 145 contemporary independent living apartments and 32 state-of-the-art care apartments for residents requiring a higher level of support within their homes. RetireAustralia’s personalised home care services will also be available to help residents maintain independent lifestyles.A modern wellness hub with gymnasium, indoor and outdoor yoga areas, salon, cafe and lush gardens will complement the existing clubhouse and will be open to both residents and golf club members.RetireAustralia senior development manager Judi Hutchison said residents would have access to flexible independent living options tailored to each individual to ensure residents age well and live life to the full.“This is achieved through a diverse range of services, including private and government- funded care delivered by highly qualified staff,” Ms Hutchison said. RetireAustralia’s The Verge at Burleigh will offer residents an exceptional lifestyle combined with access to one of the Coast’s most popular golf clubs.A new vertical retirement village to be co-located with Burleigh Golf Club, will redefine seniors living on the Gold Coast.RetireAustralia announced The Verge will include a range of one, two and three-bedroom apartments in three medium rise buildings, with approximately half the apartments facing the golf course. Some upper level apartments will feature views to Miami and Mermaid Beach and the ocean beyond.Residents will be offered an exceptional coastal lifestyle combined with access to one of the Coast’s most popular golf clubs, in-house facilities and individually tailored care and support to create an outstanding retirement living option.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus14 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market14 hours agolast_img read more

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UNC looks to knock off No. 11 Louisville

first_img___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com February 20, 2020 SENIOR STUDS: Louisville has relied heavily on its seniors this year. Jordan Nwora, Dwayne Sutton, Steven Enoch and Ryan McMahon have combined to account for 61 percent of the team’s scoring this year and 56 percent of all Cardinals points over the last five games.SPARKING THE OFFENSE: Cole Anthony has directly created 46 percent of all North Carolina field goals over the last three games. Anthony has 19 field goals and 15 assists in those games.WINLESS WHEN: North Carolina is 0-9 when scoring fewer than 65 points and 10-7 when scoring at least 65.PERFECT WHEN: Louisville is a perfect 17-0 when it scores at least 71 points. The Cardinals are 5-5 when scoring any fewer than that.DID YOU KNOW: North Carolina is ranked first among ACC teams with an offensive rebound percentage of 35.4 percent. The Tar Heels have averaged 14.1 offensive boards per game. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNorth Carolina (10-16, 3-12) vs. No. 11 Louisville (22-5, 13-3)KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, Kentucky; Saturday, 4 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: No. 11 Louisville looks to give North Carolina its sixth straight loss against ranked opponents. North Carolina’s last win vs a ranked opponent came against the then-No. 11 Oregon Ducks 78-74 on Nov. 29, 2019. Louisville is coming off a 90-66 home win over Syracuse on Wednesday.center_img Associated Press UNC looks to knock off No. 11 Louisvillelast_img read more

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Men’s hockey: Eaves sticks to familiar rhetoric, maintains Badgers still improving

first_imgDespite a loss and a tie between Wisconsin men’s hockey (6-13-7 overall, 1-8-3 Big Ten) and No. 6 ranked Michigan (18-4-5, 9-2-3) this past weekend, head coach Mike Eaves said his team is headed in the right direction.“We’re not where we want to be but we’re forging to that point,” Eaves said.A 4-1 loss Friday night and a 4-4 tie, which ended in a shootout loss Saturday night, dampened the Badgers’ spirits during an already disappointing season. Close losses have been a continual theme this season, forcing Eaves to repeatedly discuss how close his team is to improvement.“In Michigan we talked about the term ‘flirting with victory,’ and we did that there, losing 6-4 and [tying] 6-6,” Eaves said. “On Saturday night, [nearly winning] happened several times, we’ve come off the bench and shaken the other coaches’ hands, and they’re very complimentary to our group, but that and 90 cents will get you a cup of coffee, not a ‘W.’”Going into the Michigan series, Wisconsin had not played for two weeks and lacked opportunities to stay fresh. But with the team now playing every week, Eaves said they can continue to get better as they welcome another conference opponent, Michigan State (7-20-3, 3-10-1), the only Big Ten team the Badgers beat this season.Though the team hoped for more progress, Eaves praised his players for how they have handled themselves during the season and the chemistry they’ve developed.“When you’re not winning, it’s really easy to get negative and this group has gone the other way,” Eaves said. “They’ve gotten closer as a group. They’re able to accept the accountability challenge. From an inside out standpoint, that’s really healthy.”As the Badgers approach the end of the regular season, hoping to build on the positives. But Eaves did not want to say exactly where he sees the team in the future.“I think it would be hard to paint a picture of what it is without limiting us or selling us short,” Eaves said. “I would want to say something goofy like we could do something really special, but that might be reaching, or if I limit us, that’s not fair at all.”With only eight games remaining, Eaves said the lineups could still change going forward and they plan to mix up the combinations as they prepare for Michigan State. Eaves thinks his players are still inconsistent and wants more out of them, making it hard to speculate on their futures.So for now, Eaves, in his 13th season, is sticking to his same rhetoric: the Badgers are still improving.last_img read more

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Alia Atkinson to be Inducted in Texas A &M University Sport…

first_imgTEXAS – Jamaican swimming ace Alia Atkinson CD is one of ten Texas A&M University legends to be honored on September 13, 2019 at the Burgess Banquet in College Station, Texas.Atkinson was a four-year letter winner (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010) for the Texas A&M women’s swimming and diving program.Throughout her four years, she received 19 All-American Honors, which ranks fourth-best in program history. The 2010 NCAA Champion in the 200-yard breaststroke, Atkinson was a three-time Big 12 Champion in the 100 breaststroke (2007, 2008, 2010) and in the 200 breaststroke (2007, 2008, 2010).She also garnered Big 12 Champion titles in the 400 Medley Relay (2007 & 2008), 200 Medley Relay (2008), and the 200 Free Relay (2010).Alia currently ranks sixth in program history in the 100-yard breaststroke (59.43) and in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:06.99), both of which she set in 2009 as a junior.In 2010, Atkinson received her Bachelors of Science degree in Psychology. Upon graduation, the four-time Jamaican Olympian set the 100-meter breaststroke (SCM) world record in 2014, while winning the race at the Short Course World Championships in Doha, while becoming the first black woman to win a world swimming title.last_img read more

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Nadal pulls out of French Open

first_imgPARIS, France (AP):For a decade, Rafael Nadal ruled Roland Garros the way no other man has dominated any Grand Slam site.Yesterday, his powerful left wrist wrapped in a blue brace, Nadal delivered the surprising news that he was withdrawing before his third-round match at the French Open because of an injury that would prevent him from delivering the whiplike, spin-heavy forehand that carried him to a record nine championships and a 72-2 record on the tournament’s red clay.”To win the tournament, I need five more matches,” Nadal said, his face expressionless, his arms crossed in front of him. “And the doctor says that’s 100 per cent impossible.”His announcement, at what he called “one of the toughest press conferences in my career”, overshadowed everything else going on around the grounds on Day 6 of the French Open, from the straight-set victories by defending champion Stan Wawrinka and No. 2-seeded Andy Murray, to the out-of-nowhere 6-0, 6-7 (3), 6-0 upset of two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova by 108th-ranked Shelby Rogers, a 23-year-old American.Nadal’s withdrawal robbed the event of more star power, coming a week after 17-time major champion Roger Federer pulled out because of lingering back problems.AIMING FOR FOURTH TITLEIt cleared one potential obstacle from the path of No. 1 Novak Djokovic, who is attempting to win a fourth consecutive major title and his first in Paris – and could have faced Nadal in the semi-finals.Fourth-rounders established Friday included No. 3 Wawrinka against No. 22 Viktor Troicki, No. 5 Kei Nishikori against No. 9 Richard Gasquet, and No. 8 Milos Raonic against unseeded Albert Ramos-Vinolas.Women’s fourth-round matches will be Rogers against No. 25 Irina-Camelia Begu, No. 2 Agnieszka Radwanska against unseeded Tsvetana Pironkova, No. 4 Garbine Muguruza against No. 13 Svetlana Kuznetsova, and No. 6 Simona Halep against No. 21 Sam Stosur.last_img read more

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first_img Comments   Share   For what it’s worth, the respect goes both ways. Two weeks ago, Arians said he’d give his Coach of the Year vote to Rivera. – / 40 LISTEN: Bruce Arians, Arizona Cardinals head coach Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera was hired for his first NFL coaching job in 1997 as a defensive quality control coach for the Chicago Bears. A year later, Bruce Arians returned to the NFL after a one-year stint as Alabama’s offensive coordinator.Neither has left an NFL sideline since.Their paths have crossed even though they’ve never been on the same coaching staffs. At combines and league events, they’ve at the very least gotten to know each other in passing. Top Stories Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Your browser does not support the audio element.center_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo As their Panthers and Cardinals prepare to clash in the NFC Championship game, Rivera was asked at a Charlotte press conference about their relationship.Rivera said he looks up to the Arizona head coach.“When I was a coordinator, certain guys you say, ‘gosh I want to understand him a little bit better,’ ” Rivera said Monday. “You look at what he does, how he does things. I appreciate who he is, how he stays steady. I also appreciate how he stays true to who he is.“Everything he does is attack mode.”The chess match between the offensive play-calling of Arians against the Panthers’ head coach with a defensive background will be a main storyline this week. As ESPN’s Bill Barnwell wrote Sunday, Arians’ decision-making late in games — such as passing against the Packers on Saturday despite the need to wind the clock — may be controversial but may not be as risky as conservative-minded analysts and fans may believe.It’s predictable but nonetheless difficult to coach against.“He’s a little older than me,” Rivera added of Arians. “In coaching, there’s certain people you look up to. He’s always been one of those guys. I’ve always appreciated who he’s been.” Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera, left, greets Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians before an NFL wild card playoff football game in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)last_img read more

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