Grab reports rise in deliveries, tipping during outbreak

first_imgGrab also recorded a 4 percent increase in GrabFood delivery orders after the implementation of physical distancing.Grab said customers were ordering healthier food during the outbreak.”While other countries have seen a decline in healthy food orders, Indonesians are eating a bit healthier with healthy food orders up by 7.4 percent,” said the company, which operates in nine countries in Southeast Asia and East Asia.Read also: Food deliveries, online game purchases up as people stay at home during COVID-19 pandemic Ride-hailing service provider Grab has reported an increase in orders as physical distancing causes Indonesians to buy and send more items using online platforms.In a statement issued on Tuesday, Grab Indonesia reported a 22 percent and 21.5 percent increase in GrabMart and GrabExpress orders respectively from February to March.GrabMart is an online grocery shopping service, and GrabExpress is a courier service. The outbreak, however, has not changed Indonesians’ love for snacking. Snack orders have increased by 15.4 percent.”Fried chicken remains Indonesians’ favorite food, followed by iced coffee and noodles.”The company also reported that Grab drivers and delivery partners were getting bigger tips.The average tip for GrabFood orders grew by 63 percent from the previous month. The number of orders in which drivers received a tip increased 38 percent from February to March.”While it may be difficult right now to find the light at the end of the long COVID-19 tunnel, we can come out of this stronger together by supporting our local communities, being kind to each other and, most importantly, continuing to stay home,” concluded the Grab statement.Topics :last_img read more

NBA playoffs 2019: Spurs’ DeMar DeRozan explains why he threw ball at referee

first_imgDeMar DeRozan ejected after throwing fastball at ref Scott Foster— gifdsports (@gifdsports) April 20, 2019DeRozan lets the ref know he’s doing a poor job— The Render (@TheRenderNBA) April 20, 2019With the Spurs down 110-92, DeRozan was called for a charge on Nuggets guard Gary Harris after driving to the hoop. DeRozan immediately threw the ball toward Foster, resulting in two technical fouls and an ejection. It’s also possible DeRozan could receive punishment from the league for his actions.DeRozan finished the night with 19 points, five assists and five rebounds. Related News NBA playoffs wrap 2019: 76ers win thriller in Brooklyn; Rockets overcome Harden struggles The Spurs’ loss evened the series 2-2 after San Antonio won Games 1 and 3 of the opening round. Coach Gregg Popovich expressed displeasure with the way San Antonio played, calling his team’s performance “poor.” DeMar DeRozan explained after the Spurs’ 117-103 Game 4 loss to the Nuggets on Saturday why he threw a ball toward referee Scott Foster, ultimately leading to his ejection from the game.The San Antonio guard said emotions may have gotten the best of him. When asked about what led to his ejection, DeRozan simply explained (via ESPN): “Frustration. I thought it was a bad call. Combination of both.” “Overall, the Nuggets competed and we did not,” Popovich said, per KSAT. “Their physicality was obvious from the get-go. You knew that was going to happen and we did not respond.” The Spurs will travel to Denver for Game 5 on Tuesday with tip-off set for 9:30 p.m. ET, and they’re confident they will be able to bounce back.”There is no doubt in my mind next game we’re definitely going to approach it like its a must win for us. So it’s definitely going to be a battle next game,” DeRozan said.last_img read more