Instacart Plans To Hire 250,000 More Workers

first_imgNEW YORK – Instacart plans to hire 250,000 new workers, that’s in addition to the 300,000 brought on in recent weeks.The grocery delivery service has seen a surge in demand spurred by the Coronavirus pandemicThe startup wants to hire the new workers over the next two months.The “full-service shoppers” are treated as independent contractors. Instacart’s goal is be able to meet the recent high demand and “get back to same-day delivery.”Some customers have struggled in recent weeks to secure delivery slots due to the high demand. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Congrats to The Velocity of Autumn on Opening Night

first_imgThe explosive family comedy The Velocity of Autumn opens officially on April 21 at Broadway’s Booth Theatre. Oscar winner Estelle Parsons and Tony winner Stephen Spinella star in Eric Colbe’s play under the direction of Molly Smith. About the Artist: With a desire to celebrate the magic of live theater and those who create it, and with a deep reverence for such touchstones as the work of Al Hirschfeld and the wall at Sardi’s, Squigs is happy and grateful to be among those carrying on the traditions where theater and caricature meet. He was born and raised in Oregon, lived in Los Angeles for quite a long time and now calls New York City his home. View Comments Star Files Show Closed This production ended its run on May 4, 2014 wishes The Velocity of Autumn a happy opening. Just keep those Molotov cocktails on stage.center_img Estelle Parsons In celebration of the show’s opening night, resident artist Justin “Squigs” Robertson sketched this portrait of Parsons and Spinella in the Brooklyn Brownstone that Parson’s character Alexandra barricades herself in. The Velocity of Autumn Related Showslast_img read more

Rank Your Top 10 Fall Broadway Shows

first_img View Comments The staff is crazy for Culturalist, the website that lets you choose and create your own top 10 lists. Every week, we’re challenging you with a new Broadway-themed topic to rank.Whew! The Great White Way was in the thick of New York City’s heat wave this week, and autumn’s crunchy leaves, sensible cardigans and warm, pumpkin-spiced treats are starting to sound pretty great. While we enjoy summer’s last dog days (read: eat as much ice cream as humanly possible), we’re also getting so stoked for all Broadway has to bring this fall. Productions that garnered widespread off-Broadway buzz like Heisenberg, Dear Evan Hansen and Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 will bow alongside highly anticipated limited engagements like The Front Page, Oh, Hello and The Cherry Orchard. The Great White Way will get particularly starry, with the debuts of Josh Groban and Cate Blanchett and the welcome returns of Christian Borle, Nathan Lane and many more stage faves. So which show are you most excited to see? Social Media Manager Caitlyn Gallip got us started with her top 10; let us know which ones you’re most excited for, and we’ll see you at the theater!STEP 1—SELECT: Visit Culturalist to see all of your options. Highlight your 10 favorites.STEP 2—RANK & PUBLISH: Click “rearrange list” to order your selections. Click the “publish” button.Once your list is published, you can see the overall rankings of everyone on the aggregate list.Pick your favorites, then tune in for the results next week on!last_img read more

Mice aren’t nice

first_imgOnce you’ve gotten rid of the little critters, can you relax and forget them? No. Keep looking. New little critters will find those tight spaces they love so well. By Mike IsbellUniversity of GeorgiaThe only way into the old mine behind my friend Tommy’s house in the north Georgia town of Belmont was to climb down an old tree that had fallen into the main shaft. From there, several tunnels led out like the spokes of a wagon wheel.With flashlights to light our way, Tommy, another friend Billy and I crawled, one after the other, as far as our bravery would allow.Sometimes we’d squeeze through passages so narrow we’d scrape our backs if we weren’t careful. Sometimes we’d crawl into passages with no room to turn around. But even now, tight places don’t bother me.The other day I was poking around the crawl space underneath the house. No, I wasn’t trying to relive those old boyhood memories. I was checking the foundation of the house.Rats!And I discovered in one corner, on top of the sill plate, a nicely constructed wad of insulation about the size of an orange. Darn! I’ve got a mouse nesting under here.I’ll bet you do, too. You just don’t know it.So what can you do to get rid of a mouse? Well, when you first see signs of mice, act immediately to kill the first immigrants. Don’t give them time to reproduce.What’s the best poison to use? I’d suggest you use traps instead. When you trap a mouse, you know you’ve got him. With poisons, often you never know for sure. Besides, you won’t have mice dying and stinking in out-of-the-way places if you use traps.How to use trapsPoisons have their place, but not in your home. Traps can work much better. Here’s how to use them: First, use plenty of traps. Put them along the wall where mice like to run. Make it so a mouse can’t travel more than 5 or 10 feet before it finds the trap, because mice don’t travel very far.Make it easy for the mouse to find the bait — put the end of the trap with the bait treadle on it, next to the wall. Bait the trap with cheese, peanut butter, bacon — anything tasty with a strong odor is good.last_img read more

A new CEO, a new vision for a New York credit union

first_imgWhen Visions Federal Credit Union($4.2B, Endwell, NY) initially invited Ty Muse to interview for the cooperative’s CEO position, Muse, who was satisfied with his role as CFO at a nearby credit union, declined.“I was a finance guy,” Muse says. “I was living near where I grew up and was making a difference in my community.”But after thinking it over, he saw the role for what it was: an opportunity.“How many large, strong credit unions only a few hours from my hometown was I going to come across that wanted to talk to me about becoming the CEO?” he says.Muse decided he wanted the job, and he took the helm on May 1, 2013. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

Lancaster resource boost for Hurricane Energy

first_imgUK offshore oil player Hurricane Energy has been given a boost after RPS Energy Consultants released a Competent Person’s Report on Hurricane’s crown jewel – the Lancaster field, West of Shetland.The CPR attributes 2P reserves (the sum of proved and probable reserves) for the first time and details a significant increase in certified contingent resources.The Hurricane-operated Lancaster field is located approximately 100 km west and 105 km north of the closest Shetland and Orkney Islands, respectively, and 170 km north of the Scottish mainland.According to the CPR, best estimate recoverable volumes at Lancaster is 523 million barrels of oil, an increase of 162% compared to the 2013 CPR 2C contingent oil resource figure of 200 million.Furthermore, CPR attributes 2P reserves of 37.3 million barrels of oil attributed to the initial six-year period of the planned Early Production System (“EPS”) at Lancaster.The remaining 484 million barrels are classified as 2C Contingent Resources as ‘Development Unclarified or On Hold’ whilst the EPS assesses full field development potential.Should Hurricane extend the EPS to ten years, 2P reserves volume would rise to 62.1 million barrels. Best estimate of oil in place of over 2.3 billion barrels of oil, an increase of 120% compared to the equivalent 2013 CPR figure.Also, a Net Present Value NPV of $525 million is attributed to the 2P reserves for a six-year EPS at a 10% discount rate.Robert Trice, Chief Executive of Hurricane, commented: “We are delighted to now have independent verification of the highly material uplift in the resources we have at Lancaster. It is also a landmark for Hurricane to have reserves assigned at the field relating to our planned EPS, for which we continue to advance plans, maintaining our target for first oil of H1 2019. We expect to publish CPRs relating to Halifax and Lincoln later in 2017, which we are confident will be a material addition to our already significant resource base.”Lancaster timelineThe Bluewater-owned FPSO Aoka Mizu was selected in November 2016 to be used as the early production system for the Lancaster field. Following the signing, Hurricane and Bluewater started a second phase FEED study, expected to be completed in early 2Q 2017. The unit will be held on location by a turret mooring system. Produced oil will be stored on the FPSO and exported to Shetland via a shuttle tanker.Hurricane plans to start the re-entry and completion of the wells in spring 2018. Installation of both the subsea infrastructure and the FPSO mooring system is then expected to be completed in the second and the third quarters of 2018, prior to the arrival of the FPSO to the field.Installation, hook-up and commissioning of the FPSO is expected to start towards the latter part of this construction period. The first oil is targeted for the middle of 2019, although it is possible it could begin as early as the end of 2018, the operator said.The first phase of the development is planned for a period of six years.Offshore Energy Today Stafflast_img read more

‘GOD WON’T ABANDON US’ Masses, Holy Week activities cancelled

first_imgPUTTING FAITH INTO ACTION. “The COVID- 19 pandemic presents an evolving scenario, one that is not static or easily predictable,” according to Jaro Archbishop Jose Romeo Lazo. “We respond to the pandemic in faith which we express in prayer and action both personal and communal.” IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN “As a people of God, our primary andbasic response to this pandemic is no other than prayer,” according to Lazo,but he also stressed, “We are facing a crisis.” (April 5-11) But more than anything else, stressedthe Archbishop, the faithful must not cease praying. Regarding weddings, the “HolyMatrimony is encouraged to be rescheduled.” All these Lent celebrations will bebroadcasted online, according to Lazo. “If possible, celebrate the mass athome.” Effective March 19, the Archbishop wasdispensing the faithful “from their Sunday obligation to participate in theHoly Eucharist (mass)” and masses on weekdays (Monday to Saturday) untilfurther notice. In funeral masses, on the other hand,attendance “should be limited within family members.” * Observe proper hygiene, coughing andsneezing etiquette. * The Holy Thursday Visita iglesia is cancelled. Thus, he said, “together with theexpertise of our health professionals and government efforts, we respond to thepandemic in faith which we express in prayer and action both personal andcommunal.” “In some cases of peculiarities in theChristian community, the parish priest may make a pastoral judgment but alwaysin consultation with the Archbishop,” stressed Lazo. Available data (2015) showed theArchdiocese of Jaro’s jurisdiction having a Catholic population of 2,641,965. He also ordered the rescheduling oftown and barangay fiesta masses “until further notice.” As a people of God, “We ask the Lordfor His divine assistance to guide and protect us. This moment of crisis is amoment to strengthen our faith. Prayer casts away all fears.” The COVID- 19 pandemic “presents anevolving scenario, one that is not static or easily predictable,” Lazo stressedin a four-page guideline he released to his flock in one of the largestarchdioceses in the country. If the wedding could not be postponed,attendance in the mass “should be limited only to a small group” that shouldstrictly following the protocols issued by the Department of Health (DOH) andlocal government unit (LGU) concerned. * All public celebrations arecancelled. As to baptisms/confirmations, theseshould proceed only in emergency cases, otherwise, these should be rescheduled. ILOILO City – Assuring the Ilonggos that“God will never abandon us”,  ArchbishopJose Romeo Lazo of Jaro suspended masses and Holy Week activities in a drasticmove to help stop to possible entry and spread of the coronavirus disease 2019(COVID-19) in his archdiocese which covers the provinces of Iloilo  and Guimaras. Prayercenter_img On the matter of confession, “anyfaithful who is extremely in need” of it may approach any priest who shouldensure that proper precautionary measures are observed. PersonalGuidelines For the “celebration of the anointingof the sick”, Lazo urged priests to “respond generously and with urgency to thespiritual needs of the sick and the dying” but they must exercise caution byobserving DOH protocols. For the parishes, Lazo ordered aroutine disinfection of pews and other furniture, doorknobs and otherfrequently-touched objects, even microphone covers, electric fans andair-conditioning units. * Public celebration of PaschalTriduum is cancelled. * Always clean and disinfectsurroundings. Masses * Observe social distancing. Lazo invoked a passage in the Bible,“You shall love your neighbor as yourself. Love does no evil to the neighbor.” (Romans 13, 9-10) Holy Week * Stay at home and seek medicalattention when exhibiting symptoms such as fever, cough, difficulty ofbreathing and diarrhea. * Refrain contact with individualsdisplaying symptoms of the illness. For those who are sick: praying,reading the Bible and participating in the celebration of the mass over theradio, internet or television is encouraged. * Eat healthy. However, he encouraged them “participatein the Eucharistic celebration” through social media, the internet, televisionand radio. He exhorted the faithful to pray thefollowing daily: the Holy Rosary, Litany of the Saints, devotion to San Roque, “thepowerful saint implored during times of plagues”; and the Oratio Imperata against COVID-19. “Our help is in the name of the Lordwho made heaven and earth,” he quoted Psalm 124, 8. For priests, however, Lazo directedthem to “celebrate mass in their private capacity and offer this for theintention of the cessation of the spread of the virus, for the sick and thesafety of our health workers.” The archbishop also issued what hetermed as “personal guidelines” to further keep people safe. These are the following: Also, “Observe forms of Lenten penancesuch as fasting, abstinence and almsgiving. The fruit of penance is a way toGod’s mercy,” according to the archbishop./PNlast_img read more

Area Boys Basketball Sectional Scores (3-1)

first_imgArea Boys Basketball Sectional Scores.Wednesday  (3-1)Class 3A-Sectional 29 @ Greensburg.Lawrenceburg  51     Franklin County  49Rushville  54     Batesville  39Class 1A-Sectional 60 @ South Decatur.South Decatur  56     Jac-Cen-Del  46Oldenburg  54     Rising Sun  33last_img

Virtual dementia tours today

first_imgGreensburg, IN—Increase your understanding of Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia through firsthand experience. Aspen Place Health Campus in Greensburg is offering Virtual Dementia Tours to the community today starting at 5 pm.  They are located at 2320 N Montgomery Rd, Greensburg.last_img

SEI Tourney 1st Round Results

first_imgThe Batesville 7th Grade won their first-round game of the SEI tournament against Milan with a score of 34-14. Batesville was solid on both sides of the ball forcing lots of turnovers on defense, and capitalizing on opportunities given on offense. Scoring for the dogs; Cade Kaiser(19), Will Jaisle(5), Grant Goldsmith(3), Jacob Stenger(3), Jake Chapman(2), and Carson Laker(2). Batesville will face South Ripley in the 2nd round.  The 8th graders also defeated Milan in their first-round matchup with a final score of 39-22. The Bulldogs started off slow with multiple guys in foul trouble, but Chris Lewis outscored the opponent himself in the second quarter to give Batesville a four-point lead at halftime. At the beginning of the second half, Conner Drake began to take over and create separation with the help of Gus Prickel who was a consistent scorer all night for Batesville. Leading the Bulldogs offensively were Gus Prickel with 13 points, followed by Chris Lewis (10), Conner Drake (7), Sam Johnson (4), Eli Loichinger (2), Carter Bohman (2), and Jack Grunkemeyer (1). Batesville travels to South Ripley Tuesday for the second round of the SEI Tournament starting with 7th grade at 5:30 pm.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Tyler Burcham.The 7th Grade Boys from St. Louis took on Jac-Cen-Del in the first round of the SEI tournament on Monday, January 20th.  The Cardinals gave it everything they had and came up just short, in the end, losing by a score of 32-28.  This game really shows how far the Cardinals have come throughout the season as they lost to this same team by 24 points earlier in the season.  Sam Laloge had a career game scoring 23 points (16 in the 2nd half) while hauling in 4 rebounds and 1 block.  Henry Wanstrath scored 2 points while also collecting 1 steal, and 2 assists.  Santiago Schutte played some great defense collecting a steal along with making both of his free throws for 2 points.  Despite not scoring, Adam Meer finished with 3 rebounds, 1 steal, and 2 assists.  Max Amberger finished with 2 rebounds, 1 steal, and 1 point.  Marc Meneses played some great defense by having 2 steals and 2 rebounds.  Christian Mack finished with several deflections and 3 rebounds.  Ryan Duerstock also finished with 1 rebound.  The Cardinals finish the season with 2 wins and 16 losses, but most importantly made big improvements from the start of the season.  They never gave up and represented St. Louis School very well.   Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Ryan Tekulve.The Cardinals advance to the second round of the Southeast Indiana Tournament with a win over Jac Cen Del 48 to 41. After a slow start, the Cardinals led by 8 at the half and as many as 12 in the 3rd quarter, but the Eagles pulled within 4 with just over 2 minutes to play.  Solid free throw shooting from the Cardinals sealed the game in the end. Connor Miles scored 14, Hank Ritter 13, Preston Conway 9, Eli Weiler 8, Carson Meyer and Calvin Grote each had 2.  The now 12 and 10 Cardinals will face Sunman Dearborn in the semi-finals at St. Louis Tuesday evening.  Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Chad Miles with Jenny Miles.last_img read more