Month: March 2020

Operation BBQ Relief: Charity feeds homeless, first responders, employs restaurant workers

Operation BBQ Relief is doing its part on the coronavirus front lines feeding the hungry. The Kansas City-area charity usually mobilizes with hot meals after natural disasters; these days it is feeding COVID-19 first responders and the local homeless as well as employing restaurant workers suddenly left jobless. Stan Hays, co-founder and CEO for Operation […]

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Timmy Hill wins virtual Texas NASCAR race

Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead sang the national anthem from a remote location. Troy Aikman, borrowing Matthew McConaughey’s trademark phrase “Alright, alright, alright,” commanded drivers to start their, uh, simulators. NASCAR’s new normal resumed Sunday with another virtual event, the second in an iRacing series thrown together after the coronavirus pandemic stopped nearly all […]

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#ClubQuarantine: DJ unites online audience during coronavirus pandemic

How do you ease loneliness and boredom during the coronavirus pandemic? DJ D-Nice decided to start playing music live on Instagram, broadcasting to his more than 1.7 million followers. It’s the party of the year, what would become known as #ClubQuarantine, and the audience exploded. At first, the audience for his hours-long sets was no more than […]

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Nurse starts ‘Pics for Providers’ project to show appreciation for health care workers

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. A women’s health nurse practitioner has taken it upon herself to spread a little joy to those in her field amid the devastating coronavirus outbreak. CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE Tari Brodsky, who works at a hospital on […]

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Florida dog tracks close over coronavirus, leaving hundreds of greyhounds in need of homes

The coronavirus pandemic has forced Florida racing tracks to close, and 1,500 greyhounds are now looking for homes. “We need someplace for them to go,” Carolee Ellison of Awesome Greyhound Adoptions said. Racing was supposed to continue through December in Florida, but the outbreak ensured many tracks won’t reopen. CLICK HERE FOR FULL CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE The state’s […]

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NYC coronavirus outbreak leads to shortage of foster dogs, cats

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. As New York City quickly becomes the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic in the United States, the city is experiencing a shortage most people are OK with: cats and dogs. The city’s animal shelters are experiencing an uptick in […]

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Yelp adding donation buttons for restaurants and businesses shut down due to coronavirus

Everyone’s doing what they can, even apps. Many restaurants are facing tough financial times due to the coronavirus outbreak, which has caused several cities and states to force them to close down their dining rooms. While restaurants can still serve takeout and delivery orders, these businesses are still likely to struggle. Yelp announced that it […]

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NYC restaurateur delivers hundreds of donated meals to health care workers during coronavirus

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox.  Sign up here. In New York City, in the middle of a statewide pause on daily life, the owner of a popular Italian restaurant has taken it upon himself to collect donations to provide meals to frontline health care workers at […]

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Denny Hamlin wins eNASCAR virtual race on Homestead-Miami track

Denny Hamlin won the season inaugural eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series esports race that was held on a digital reproduction of Homestead-Miami speedway in place of the postponed NASCAR Cup race at the actual track. The 100-lap event featured a field of 35 drivers from the NASCAR Cup, Xfinity and Truck series, plus a few invited […]

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How to help your neighbors amid coronavirus outbreak

As citizens everywhere are urged to stay indoors amid the coronavirus outbreak, many are left stressed and anxious, wondering what to do and how they can help support their neighbors while still practicing social distancing. The pandemic has spread far and wide across the globe, and as of Friday morning, the number of those around the […]

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