Associated Press

Associated Press 21 May 2020

Postponed horse race reenacted in senior community


Residents of a senior living community in Maryland watched staff in inflatable costumes race through an obstacle course. The event was organized for residents after the annual Preakness Stakes horse race was postponed because of the virus. (May 21)

At his daily coronavirus briefing, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the $55 million investment will provide at-risk seniors with 74,000 air conditioners, 22,000 of which will go to residents of public housing.
In another step toward reopening its economy going into the summer, New York will allow horse racing tracks and Watkins Glen International car track to reopen with the coronavirus outbreak easing, Gov. Andrew Coumo said on Saturday. (May 16).
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Formula 1 team bosses have met to discuss ways of protecting the sport from financial problems caused by the coronavirus, with a reduction of the budget cap under consideration.
Williams became the third F1 team to put their staff on enforced leave until the end of May, while the team's drivers and executives have to take a 20 percent pay cut. The decision by Williams follows similar moves from McLaren and Racing Point. Eight races of the F1 season have already been cancelled due to the pandemic. We spoke to former Formula 1 world champion Nico Rosberg. He says rescuing the season will require creativity - without forgetting the needs of smaller teams on the circuit.

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