In Greater Jakarta, vegetable vendors see more customers during pandemic

first_img“But that turned out not to be true. I am able to sell all of my vegetables now. It is a blessing for me.”Yunaiti is one of the small-scale vegetable sellers in the capital who never expected to see an upturn in their business when many people are staying at home after the city imposed large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) on April 10.Many residents are reluctant to go to traditional markets located far from home just to buy vegetables, fearing that they might contract the disease along the way. They prefer to go to nearby vendors.As a result, Yunaiti booked around Rp 3.5 million (US$233) in revenue per day in April, an increase compared from around Rp 2.5 million per day before the outbreak. As most businesses in Greater Jakarta are facing a major downturn during the COVID-19 crisis, small vegetable vendors and tukang sayur (mobile vegetable sellers), who typically operate in residential areas, have seen more customers buying their products.“At first I was concerned that my kiosk would see fewer customers due to the stay-at-home order,” said Yunaiti, 35, who runs a vegetable kiosk in Ragunan, South Jakarta. She suspected that the longer operating hours of her kiosk during the epidemic might have also contributed to the increasing number of customers.“I run my vegetable kiosk until around 8 p.m. while most of the traditional markets can only serve customers until 5 p.m. during the PSBB. I think that is another reason why people keep coming to my shop,” she said.Ucok Amin, a 50-year-old vegetable seller in Tanah Baru subdistrict, Bogor city, took a different approach to market his products during the PSBB in Bogor, which has been in place since April 15.He now offers a delivery service for vegetables and meats to cater to the needs of people in self-isolation. People can send him their shopping list via popular messaging app WhatsApp at least a night before the delivery.“I or my nephew will deliver them before 10 a.m. every day by motorcycle. But we only serve customers who live within a 2-kilometer radius from our kiosk to ensure efficiency and on-time delivery,” Ucok said.“This strategy has been such a success. I earn daily revenue around Rp 3 million now, much better than the Rp 2 million per day before the PSBB,” he added.Hosianna Evalita, a 30-year-old economist in Bintara, Bekasi city, said she restrained herself from going to traditional markets and instead bought vegetables from a nearby vendor to avoid possible crowds at traditional markets.That is also the case for Titik, a 53-year-old mother in Buaran, East Jakarta, who buys vegetables from tukang sayur more frequently now.“Before the epidemic, I used to go to the nearby Perumnas Klender Market every two days, but now I only go there once a week,” she said. “I don’t mind spending extra money to buy vegetables [from tukang sayur] as long as it protects me better from the disease. Not to mention it is more convenient, too.”The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) representative in Indonesia, Stephen Rudgard, has urged the public to buy food from local small businesses to support their livelihoods during the COVID-19 crisis and to appreciate smallholder farmers.“It is time for us to pay attention to one another and to appreciate the people at the frontline in this pandemic who produce our food,” Rudgard said in a statement.Topics :last_img read more

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WWE Super ShowDown results: Bill Goldberg runs through Bray Wyatt to win Universal title; Brock Lesnar retains WWE title

first_imgMORE: Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a yearThe match began with the WWE Hall of Famer and wrestling’s hottest act staring each other down. Goldberg immediately speared Wyatt, but he kicked out at one to the shock of the former WCW heavyweight champion. Wyatt proceeded to put in the mandible claw. Goldberg broke out of the hold and blasted Wyatt with three consecutive spears, but once again, Wyatt kicked out. Wyatt put in the claw one more time but to no avail when Goldberg headbutted him to escape. Goldberg secured Wyatt and barely got him up for the Jackhammer to win the gold.G O L D B E R G = C H A M P I O N.#WWESSD #UniversalTitle @Goldberg pic.twitter.com/xizKi2aLmA— WWE (@WWE) February 27, 2020Here is what happened with the rest of the WWE Super ShowDown card.WWE Super ShowDown live results, updates(All times Eastern)Bayley successfully retains the SmackDown women’s title over Naomi3:03 p.m.: A better than expected match. Bayley as a heel is really clicking for me. Naomi doesn’t get the proper credit she deserves. She’s just as good of a worker as Bayley. Too bad they didn’t have another five minutes since they were getting into a good rhythm. A creative ending where Bayley put Naomi’s feet into her shirt and slammed her head off the mat for the pin. 2:51 p.m.: Right now at WWE Super ShowDown, Bayley puts the SmackDown women’s title on the line against Naomi. This is the first-ever WWE female championship match in Saudi Arabia.Roman Reigns takes care of Baron Corbin inside the steel cage2:41 p.m.: A ho-hum WWE steel cage match. Reigns and Corbin did nothing wrong. It was fine, but there was minimal use of the cage, which defies the logic of the structure. After an exchange of near falls, Reigns grabbed the chain he brought to the ring and used it for the Superman Punch to get the victory. Reigns now moves to the Elimination Chamber on March 8 in Philadelphia. The winner is likely to meet whoever leaves Super ShowDown with the Universal title.THAT IS HOW WE BIG DOG.#WWESSD #SteelCageMatch @WWERomanReigns pic.twitter.com/HuIc3IlTgK— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) February 27, 20202:25 p.m.: Coming up at WWE Super ShowDown, Roman Reigns and Baron Corbin meet in a steel cage match. Reigns defeated Corbin at the Royal Rumble and in a six-man tag team match a couple of weeks ago, which saw Corbin being forced to eat dog food. The end of the feud should be with this encounter.Brock Lesnar squashes Ricochet to retain WWE title2:17 p.m.: If you expected Ricochet to garner any offense, that was squashed in the opening moments when he attempted a dropkick and Lesnar swatted him away like a bug. From there, it was a one-way beating. After a couple of suplexes, Lesnar performed the F5 for the one, two, three. I understand having Lesnar dominate someone heading into Wrestlemania 36 against Drew McIntyre. But someone else could have been picked, not a person who has tremendous potential. It’s going to be hard to rebuild Ricochet after this drubbing.It only took one [email protected] is STILL your reigning, defending, undisputed #WWEChampion!#WWESSD @HeymanHustle pic.twitter.com/GCB3ANg5cU— WWE (@WWE) February 27, 20202:06 p.m.: Up next at WWE Super ShowDown, Brock Lesnar defends the WWE heavyweight title against Ricochet. Beyond a video package that only aired on the preshow, WWE has given you no reason to get behind Ricochet, who deserves much better.Mansoor upsets Dolph Ziggler2 p.m.: Another clunker. This one was surprising because of Ziggler’s ability to keep a match together. You can see the inexperience of Mansoor. The native of Saudi Arabia hit an impressive DDT from the top rope followed by a moonsault for the win.1:47 p.m.: Up next at WWE Super ShowDown, Mansoor battles Dolph Ziggler.Seth Rollins and Murphy retain Raw tag team belts1:40 p.m.: Expectations were high. However, this match was slow, and at times, The Street Profits looked a bit lost. The finish occured when Murphy hit a V-Trigger on Angelo Dawkins and then distracted the referee, which allowed Rollins to execute The Foot Stomp to hold onto the gold. Rough go for The #StreetProfits as @WWERollins & @WWE_Murphy REJOICE. #WWESSD pic.twitter.com/FZNIB7O8lx— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) February 27, 20201:30 p.m.: Up next at WWE Super ShowDown, it’s Seth Rollins and Murphy vs. The Street Profits (Montez Ford and Angelo Dawkins) for the Raw tag team championships. While the match is intriguing, there’s no momentum for the challengers. Let’s see if Ford and Dawkins can deliver in their biggest bout to date.Angel Garza once against defeats Humberto Carillo1:23 p.m.: While Garza and Carillo didn’t get the time they received three days ago, both guys executed the hits. The conclusion was the same as their match on Raw, as Carillo attempted a sunset slip but Garza just sat on his shoulders for the pin. Carillo and Garza naturally have good chemistry because they’re related. Would like to see them in a 25-minute affair and let the cousins tear the house down.1:13 p.m.: Right now at WWE Super ShowDown, Angel Garza squares off with Humberto Carrillo. The cousins had one of the better matches in WWE this past Monday on Raw. Shocked to see it being run back so quickly. Let’s see if they are given enough time to put on another good bout.The Miz and John Morrison cheat to win the SmackDown tag team belts over The New Day1:05 p.m.: The New Day looked to be on the way to a successful title defense when Kingston and Miz were going to the ropes. Miz reversed position, and Morrison hit Kingston with a chair to the abdomen that allowed Miz to roll up Kingston. 🎶 🎶 MIZ AND MORRISON, HEY HEY, HO HO! 🎶 🎶 #WWESSD @mikethemiz @TheRealMorrison pic.twitter.com/suzBGIgFIx— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) February 27, 2020Solid back-and-forth matchup that could have been better had it gone another five minutes. The right move was made for a title switch. ​12:50 p.m.: Up next at WWE Super ShowDown, The New Day (Kofi Kingston and Big E) faces The Miz and John Morrison for the SmackDown tag team championship. Should be a good one.The Undertaker returns to win the the Tuwaiq Trophy12:45 p.m.: Rey Mysterio was supposed be the final entrant, but Styles’ running mates in The OC, Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson, beat him down backstage. The official started counting Mysterio out when the cameras panned backstage to show Gallows on the ground and Anderson tossed right next to him. The cameras looked down and showed someone walking by. That person was The Undetaker. After taking what seemed like an hour to make it to the ring, The Undertaker immediately chokeslammed Styles for the pin. Interesting finish. What’s the lure of wanting to see Styles vs. Undertaker again after Styles got squashed like a bug?JUST LIKE THAT…The #Undertaker is the WINNER of the prestigious Tuwaiq Trophy at #WWESSD! pic.twitter.com/UJzlXKKRCe— WWE (@WWE) February 27, 202012:33 p.m.: Styles ends Truth’s quest for the cup. Nothing to it. He beat up Truth the entire time until he put him in the submission for the win. 12:30 p.m.: R-Truth wins via disqualification when Rowan batters him with the steel steps. Here comes the former WWE champion A.J. Styles. Does the magical journey end for Truth?It may look like @RonKillings is done… but he’s very much ALIVE in this #GauntletMatch thanks to a disqualification! #WWESSD pic.twitter.com/abpVCoRSup— WWE (@WWE) February 27, 202012:24 p.m.: The miracle run of R-Truth continues with a surprise pin over Andrade. It was clunky, as both guys appeared to be looking for Judas Effect. They both connected, and Truth fell on the United States champion.Erick Rowan is the next contestant. R-Truth for a $1,000 anyone? 12:15 p.m.: R-Truth scores a fluke pinfall over Lashley, who proceeds to viciously attack him. Now the U.S. champion Andrade is the next participant. Should be easy pickings for the returning titleholder.An IRATE @fightbobby isn’t taking this loss lightly…@RonKillings has advanced in this #GauntletMatch! #WWESSD pic.twitter.com/KrA94HuHin— WWE (@WWE) February 27, 202012:09 p.m.: Lashley and R-Truth start things off.12:05 p.m.: Kicking off the WWE Super ShowDown main card is Andrade vs. AJ Styles vs. Bobby Lashley vs. Erick Rowan vs. R-Truth vs. Rey Mysterio in gauntlet match.11:57 a.m.: A video package airs of the Lesnar-Ricochet contest. Where was this on Raw three days ago? There was no buildup until now.The OC beats The Viking Raiders11:55 a.m.: Erik attempted a moonsault onto Anderson but missed. The OC went on to hit the Magic Killer for the win. Not a bad match. Crowd was into it, so hopefully that’s a sign of things to come.11:35 a.m.: The first match on the preshow features The Viking Raiders taking on The OC (Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson) in tag team action. The bout was a late addition to the event.11:30 a.m.: Welcome to Sporting News’ live coverage of WWE Super ShowDown. Two title matches top the bill. Brock Lesnar defends the WWE championship against Ricochet and “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt puts the Universal title on the line against Bill Goldberg.These shows from Saudi Arabia tend to be interesting, so grab the refreshments and stay locked in.WWE Super ShowDown card— Brock Lesnar vs. Ricochet for the WWE championship— The New Day vs. The Miz and John Morrison for the SmackDown tag team championship— Roman Reigns vs. King Corbin in a steel cage match— “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt vs. Goldberg for the Universal championship— Andrade vs. AJ Styles vs. Bobby Lashley vs. Erick Rowan vs. R-Truth vs. Rey Mysterio in a Gauntlet match for the Tuwaiq Trophy— Seth Rollins and Murphy vs. The Street Profits for the Raw tag team championship— Bayley vs. Naomi for the SmackDown women’s championship — Mansoor vs. Dolph Ziggler— Angel Garza vs. Humberto Carrillo— The Viking Raiders vs. The OC The road to Wrestlemania 36 continued on Thursday with Super ShowDown ​at the King Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. If you thought it would just be a standard pay-per-view heading into pro wrestling’s biggest event of the year, you were very wrong.In the main event of the show, 53-year-old Bill Goldberg needed four spears and his trademark Jackhammer to fend off “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt and capture the Universal championship for the second time.last_img read more

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