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

Gardening workshop

first_imgA workshop for home gardeners and small scale farmers interested in growing and marketing vegetables is set for March 15 on the University of Georgia campus in Griffin. Taught by UGA Cooperative Extension vegetable horticulturist Bob Westerfield, the class will cover the basics of how to begin earning extra income by growing and selling vegetables. Topics will include which vegetables to grow, how to grow them, developing a marketing plan and selecting equipment. The workshop is designed for beginning growers or homeowners who would like to sell their produce at a farmers market, at a roadside stand or to individuals. The program will be held from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the UGA Research and Education Garden off Ellis Road in Griffin. The cost of the workshop is $45, which includes all materials, lunch and break refreshments. For more information or to register, call Beth Horne at (770) 228-7214.last_img read more

Colombian Drinking Games

first_imgI’ve spent the past week in Colombia, mostly road biking and backpacking in the country’s national parks testing gear (look for full reviews next week), but I’ve also had some opportunities to explore Colombia’s beer culture. The craft beer scene is in its infancy down here, and doesn’t have the depth of craft beer in the U.S. Few countries do. The only craft beer option I could find was from the Bogota Beer Company, which has a number of brewpubs all over the Colombia. If you’re ever down here, seek out their Roja, a balanced amber.But even if you never set foot in Colombia, there’s plenty we can learn from our South American friends. First of all, why the hell don’t we have these personal tap systems in bars in the U.S.?Screen Shot 2015-06-12 at 12.06.04 PMIt’s called a “giraffe,” and it holds something like three liters of beer. The waitress puts it right there on your table. It’s like your own personal tap. And it’s beautiful. You finish a pint, you just pour yourself another one. You don’t have to get up. You don’t have to raise your hand and try to catch the waitress’ attention…you are the master of your own destiny.The second thing I’d like to import from Colombia is the drinking game, Rana. It’s like cornhole, but so much better.Screen Shot 2015-06-12 at 12.07.29 PMSo, there’s a box with holes in it and three frogs. You get some metal discs, stand about 12 feet away from the box, and try to throw those discs into the holes and frogs mouth. Get a disc into the mouth of a frog, and it’s 100 points. Hit one of the holes on the side, and it’s 15 points, or 40 points, or more or less, depending on the hole. It’s a simple game, but it’s addictive as hell. I think the trick is in the wrist, kind of like with horseshoes. Also, the more you drink, the better you get. Like horseshoes.I’m an amateur at it now, but I’d like to think that with the right amount of training, I could really up my game. And that’s what traveling is all about—absorbing tiny pieces of foreign culture to become a more well-rounded individual.last_img read more

Crime and security get the attention of CARICOM heads

first_imgNewsRegional Crime and security get the attention of CARICOM heads by: – March 13, 2012 Sharing is caring! Share Tweet Sharecenter_img 10 Views   no discussions Share (L-R) CARICOM Secretary-General Irwin LaRocque, Suriname President Desi Bouterse and Prime Minister Denzil Douglas of St Kitts and Nevis in ParamariboPARAMARIBO, Suriname — Caribbean leaders have discussed current trends in criminal activity, including the international dimension and new and emerging threats to security in the region and agreed that the security of the region continued to be of high priority, especially in the context of the international criminal architecture confronting the region.The heads of government, who received an update on the CARICOM framework for the management of crime and security during the 23rd Caribbean Community (CARICOM) inter-sessional in Suriname, also discussed the future regional crime and security agenda including, possible areas for extra-regional co-operation and initiatives for sustaining it. In this regard, they received an interim report on the consultancy to examine the institutions involved in implementing the regional security agenda and agreed on the need for a closer working relationship among these institutions. By Caribbean News Now contributorlast_img read more

Kyler Murray says he’ll decide whether to play football or baseball ‘very soon’

first_img A natural-born QB out to prove people wrong – Kyler Murray: The two-sport star of the NFL Draft Deion Sanders says he’d advise Kyler Murray to choose baseball over football “Right now, I’m just working out,” Murray told NFL Network on Thursday. “For me, I’m just taking it one day at a time. And that’s what I’m doing right now.”Murray was also asked if he enjoyed hitting a home run or throwing a touchdown pass more. Related News “You don’t hit as many home runs as you throw touchdowns, so I’d have to go with hitting a home run,” Murray said. “Because you got bragging rights on that pitcher. You did that. Nobody else helped you do that.center_img Kyler Murray appears to be nearing a decision.The Heisman Trophy winning quarterback told NFL Network he’ll decided whether to play professional football or baseball “very soon.” Murray has entered this year’s NFL Draft and was also a first-round selection of the A’s in 2018. “Anybody who’s played football and baseball would probably say hitting a home run.”Murray agreed to contract with the A’s in June 2018 that paid him a $4.66 million signing bonus. Despite entering the NFL draft, Murray could still elect to play baseball professionally instead of football.last_img read more

NHL predictions 2019-20: Final standings, playoff projections, Stanley Cup picks

first_imgMike MurphyEastern ConferenceAtlantic DivisionMetropolitan DivisionWild cards1. Tampa Bay Lightning*1. Washington Capitals1. Florida Panthers2. Toronto Maple Leafs2. Pittsburgh Penguins2. Montreal Canadiens3. Boston Bruins3. Columbus Blue Jackets *Presidents’ Trophy winner *Presidents’ Trophy winnerPlayoffsSeriesWinnerEastern Conference champToronto Maple LeafsWestern Conference champDallas StarsStanley Cup champToronto Maple LeafsConn Smythe winnerJohn TavaresAwardsAwardWinnerHart TrophyConnor McDavidVezina TrophyBen BishopArt Ross TrophyAuston MatthewsRocket Richard TrophyAlex OvechkinNorris TrophyMorgan RiellyCalder TrophyKaapo KakkoBrandon SchlagerEastern ConferenceAtlantic DivisionMetropolitan DivisionWild cards1. Tampa Bay Lightning* 1. Washington Capitals1. Florida Panthers2. Boston Bruins2. Carolina Hurricanes2. Philadelphia Flyers3. Toronto Maple Leafs3. Pittsburgh Penguins Western ConferenceCentral DivisionPacific Division Wild cards1. Nashville Predators 1. Calgary Flames1. St. Louis Blues2. Winnipeg Jets2. Vegas Golden Knights2. Chicago Blackhawks3. Colorado Avalanche3. San Jose Sharks *Presidents’ Trophy winnerPlayoffsSeriesWinnerEastern Conference champTampa Bay LightningWestern Conference champNashville PredatorsStanley Cup champTampa Bay LightningConn Smythe winnerVictor HedmanAwardsAwardWinnerHart TrophyNathan MacKinnonVezina TrophyAndrei VasilevskiyArt Ross TrophyConnor McDavidRocket Richard TrophyAlex OvechkinNorris TrophyVictor HedmanCalder TrophyCale MakarJace MalloryEastern ConferenceAtlantic DivisionMetropolitan DivisionWild cards1. Tampa Bay Lightning*1. Washington Capitals1. Montreal Canadiens2. Toronto Maple Leafs2. Pittsburgh Penguins2. Florida Panthers3. Boston Bruins3. New York Rangers Western ConferenceCentral DivisionPacific DivisionWild cards1. Colorado Avalanche1. Vegas Golden Knights1. Winnipeg Jets2. Nashville Predators2. Calgary Flames2. Dallas Stars3. St. Louis Blues3. San Jose Sharks *Presidents’ Trophy winnerPlayoffsSeriesWinnerEastern Conference champTampa Bay Lightning Western Conference champColorado AvalancheStanley Cup champTampa Bay LightningConn Smythe winnerNikita KucherovAwardsAwardWinnerHart TrophyConnor McDavidVezina TrophyAndrei VasilevskiyArt Ross TrophyConnor McDavidRocket Richard TrophyConnor McDavidNorris TrophyVictor HedmanCalder TrophyJack Hughes PlayoffsSeriesWinnerEastern Conference champTampa Bay LightningWestern Conference champDallas StarsStanley Cup champTampa Bay LightningConn Smythe winnerNikita KucherovAwardsAwardWinnerHart TrophyJohnny GaudreauVezina TrophyBen BishopArt Ross TrophyConnor McDavidRocket Richard TrophyAlex OvechkinNorris TrophyMiro HeiskanenCalder TrophyKaapo KakkoTommy McArdleEastern ConferenceAtlantic DivisionMetropolitan DivisionWild cards1. Tampa Bay Lightning*1. Washington Capitals1. Pittsburgh Penguins2. Toronto Maple Leafs2. Carolina Hurricanes2. Florida Panthers3. Boston Bruins3. New York Islanders *Presidents’ Trophy winnerPlayoffsSeriesWinnerEastern Conference champTampa Bay LightningWestern Conference champSan Jose SharksStanley Cup champTampa Bay LightningConn Smythe winnerSteven StamkosAwardsAwardWinnerHart TrophyNathan MacKinnonVezina TrophyFrederik AndersenArt Ross TrophyConnor McDavidRocket Richard TrophyDavid PastrnakNorris TrophyErik KarlssonCalder TrophyJack HughesSammi SilberEastern ConferenceAtlantic DivisionMetropolitan DivisionWild cards1. Tampa Bay Lightning 1. New York Rangers1. Florida Panthers2. Toronto Maple Leafs2. Washington Capitals2. Ottawa Senators3. Boston Bruins3. New Jersey Devils (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/b6/34/connor-mcdavid-oilers-072219-getty-ftrjpeg_1b511wpl5c0lh120eg3ozcux9u.jpg?t=452186620&w=500&quality=80 Western ConferenceCentral DivisionPacific DivisionWild cards1. Colorado Avalanche 1. Vegas Golden Knights1. Nashville Predators2. St. Louis Blues2. San Jose Sharks2. Dallas Stars3. Winnipeg Jets3. Calgary Flames Getty Images https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/1f/7a/jack-hughes-and-kaapo-kakko_1pi6w194c4p8t1tez6h6zkalx5.png?t=2102213339&w=500&quality=80 *Presidents’ Trophy winnerPlayoffsSeriesWinnerEastern Conference champTampa Bay LightningWestern Conference champColorado AvalancheStanley Cup champTampa Bay LightningConn Smythe winnerSteven StamkosAwardsAwardWinnerHart TrophyNathan MacKinnonVezina TrophyAndrei VasilevskiyArt Ross TrophyConnor McDavidRocket Richard TrophyAuston MatthewsNorris TrophyMorgan RiellyCalder TrophyJack Hughes *Presidents’ Trophy winnerPlayoffsSeriesWinnerEastern Conference champToronto Maple LeafsWestern Conference champWinnipeg JetsStanley Cup champWinnipeg JetsConn Smythe winnerMark ScheifeleAwardsAwardWinnerHart TrophyConnor McDavidVezina TrophyFrederik AndersenArt Ross TrophyConnor McDavidRocket Richard TrophyNikita KucherovNorris TrophyMorgan RiellyCalder TrophyKaapo KakkoDave McCarthyEastern ConferenceAtlantic DivisionMetropolitan DivisionWild cards1. Tampa Bay Lightning*1. Washington Capitals1. Boston Bruins2. Toronto Maple Leafs2. New York Rangers2. New Jersey Devils3. Florida Panthers3. Pittsburgh Penguins Western ConferenceCentral DivisionPacific DivisionWild cards1. Colorado Avalanche1. Calgary Flames1. St. Louis Blues2. Nashville Predators2. Vegas Golden Knights2. Winnipeg Jets3. Dallas Stars3. San Jose Sharks *Presidents’ Trophy winnerPlayoffsSeriesWinnerEastern Conference champWashington CapitalsWestern Conference champSan Jose SharksStanley Cup champWashington CapitalsConn Smythe winnerBraden HoltbyAwardsAwardWinnerHart TrophyConnor McDavidVezina TrophySergei BobrovskyArt Ross TrophyConnor McDavidRocket Richard TrophyAlex OvechkinNorris TrophyErik KarlssonCalder TrophyKaapo KakkoSean FarrellEastern ConferenceAtlantic DivisionMetropolitan DivisionWild cards1. Tampa Bay Lightning*1. Washington Capitals1. Florida Panthers2. Toronto Maple Leafs2. Pittsburgh Penguins2. Montreal Canadiens3. Boston Bruins3. Carolina Hurricanes PlayoffsSeriesWinnerEastern Conference champTampa Bay LightningWestern Conference champColorado AvalancheStanley Cup champColorado AvalancheConn Smythe winnerNathan MacKinnonAwardsAwardWinnerHart TrophyNathan MacKinnonVezina TrophyAndrei VasilevskiyArt Ross TrophyConnor McDavidRocket Richard TrophyAlex OvechkinNorris TrophyVictor HedmanCalder TrophyAdam Fox Western ConferenceCentral DivisionPacific DivisionWild cards1. Nashville Predators 1. Calgary Flames1. Colorado Avalanche2. St. Louis Blues2. Vegas Golden Knights2. Winnipeg Jets3. Dallas Stars3. San Jose Sharkscenter_img *Presidents’ Trophy winnerPlayoffsSeriesWinnerEastern Conference champTampa Bay LightningWestern Conference champCalgary FlamesStanley Cup champTampa Bay LightningConn Smythe winner This road will also carry the best and brightest in the league with a select few standing above the rest.Who will go the distance down these paths is still be determined, but our Sporting News hockey experts attempted to look into the future and see who will make all the difference.NHL predictions for 2019-20Jackie SpiegelEastern ConferenceAtlantic DivisionMetropolitan DivisionWild cards1. Toronto Maple Leafs 1. New Jersey Devils1. Boston Bruins 2. Tampa Bay Lightning2. Washington Capitals2. New York Rangers3. Florida Panthers3. Carolina Hurricanes It’s the best time of year. Hope springs eternal in the NHL with the 2019-20 season set to begin on Oct. 2. Officially, the slate has been wiped clean and all 31 teams are now set to travel, on what they hope, is a road painted in silver with the Stanley Cup at the end. But that road is a long, twisting, curving one with never-ending potholes. It is one that eventually splits where only one can take the road less traveled — one that less than 100 teams have taken — one that ends in a championship. *Presidents’ Trophy winnerPlayoffsSeriesWinnerEastern Conference champTampa Bay LightningWestern Conference champVegas Golden KnightsStanley Cup champTampa Bay LightningConn Smythe winnerBrayden PointAwardsAwardWinnerHart TrophyConnor McDavidVezina TrophyAndrei VasilevskiyArt Ross TrophyNikita KucherovRocket Richard TrophyAuston MatthewsNorris TrophyErik KarlssonCalder TrophyKaapo KakkoRyan PikeEastern ConferenceAtlantic DivisionMetropolitan DivisionWild cards1. Tampa Bay Lightning 1. Washington Capitals1. Carolina Hurricanes2. Toronto Maple Leafs2. Pittsburgh Penguins2. Florida Panthers3. Boston Bruins3. New York Islanders (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/1e/d1/nikita-kucherov-lightning-072219-getty-ftrjpeg_16vyxvo9mr9x31w9jfxka09p77.jpg?t=452433980&w=500&quality=80 Western ConferenceCentral DivisionPacific DivisionWild cards1. Colorado Avalanche1. Calgary Flames1. St. Louis Blues2. Dallas Stars2. Vegas Golden Knights2. Arizona Coyotes3. Nashville Predators3. San Jose Sharks Western ConferenceCentral DivisionPacific DivisionWild cards1. Colorado Avalanche1. Calgary Flames1. Dallas Stars2. St. Louis Blues2. San Jose Sharks2. Chicago Blackhawks3. Nashville Predators3. Vegas Golden Knights Western ConferenceCentral DivisionPacific DivisionWild cards1. Nashville Predators 1. Calgary Flames1. Dallas Stars2. Colorado Avalanche2. San Jose Sharks2. Arizona Coyotes3. St. Louis Blues3. Vegas Golden Knights Lyle RichardsonEastern ConferenceAtlantic DivisionMetropolitan DivisionWild cards1. Tampa Bay Lightning 1. Washington Capitals1. Toronto Maple Leafs2. Boston Bruins2. Carolina Hurricanes2. Pittsburgh Penguins3. Florida Panthers3. New Jersey Devils  Western ConferenceCentral DivisionPacific DivisionWild cards1. Dallas Stars1. Calgary Flames1. Colorado Avalanche2. St. Louis Blues2. San Jose Sharks2. Winnipeg Jets3. Nashville Predators3. Vegas Golden Knights Western ConferenceCentral DivisionPacific DivisionWild cards1. Winnipeg Jets 1. San Jose Sharks*1. Arizona Coyotes2. Dallas Stars2. Calgary Flames2. Vancouver Canucks3. Nashville Predators3. Vegas Golden Knights *Presidents’ Trophy winnerWestern ConferenceCentral DivisionPacific DivisionWild cards1. Dallas Stars 1. Vegas Golden Knights1. Nashville Predators2. St. Louis Blues2. Calgary Flames2. Arizona Coyotes3. Colorado Avalanche3. San Jose Sharks Western ConferenceCentral DivisionPacific DivisionWild cards1. Colorado Avalanche* 1. Calgary Flames1. Winnipeg Jets2. Dallas Stars2. San Jose Sharks2. Vancouver Canucks3. St. Louis Blues3. Vegas Golden Knights *Presidents’ Trophy winnerPlayoffsSeriesWinnerEastern Conference champTampa Bay LightningWestern Conference champDallas StarsStanley Cup champTampa Bay LightningConn Smythe winnerAndrei VasilevskiyAwardsAwardWinnerHart TrophyConnor McDavidVezina TrophyBen BishopArt Ross TrophyNikita KucherovRocket Richard TrophyLeon DraisaitlNorris TrophyBrent BurnsCalder TrophyKaapo KakkoMurray PamEastern ConferenceAtlantic DivisionMetropolitan DivisionWild cards1. Tampa Bay Lightning*1. Washington Capitals1. Florida Panthers2. Boston Bruins2. Carolina Hurricanes2. New York Islanders3. Toronto Maple Leafs3. Pittsburgh Penguins Steve KournianosEastern ConferenceAtlantic DivisionMetropolitan DivisionWild cards1. Tampa Bay Lightning* 1. Carolina Hurricanes1. Boston Bruins2. Toronto Maple Leafs2. Washington Capitals2. New York Islanders3. Montreal Canadiens3. Pittsburgh Penguins AwardsAwardWinnerHart TrophyConnor McDavidVezina TrophyDarcy KuemperArt Ross TrophyConnor McDavidRocket Richard TrophyAlex OvechkinNorris TrophyMorgan RiellyCalder TrophyJack Hugheslast_img read more