Disney World Says Masks Now Optional In Outdoor Common Areas

LA Lakers star Anthony Davis drops $32M on off-market Bel Air estate

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What do you do if you’ve just signed a ginormous $190 million contract?

If you’re LA Lakers star Anthony Davis, you buy a $32 million Bel Air estate.

Last month, Davis quietly closed on the home in an off-market deal, putting $12 million down, according to the Real Deal.

The recently renovated “villa style” mansion with a full-sized basketball court, a tennis court and an Olympic-sized pool, is 16,700 square feet and has eight bedrooms and eight full bathrooms on 3.5 acres.

The previous owner was real estate developer Ted Foxman, who paid $16 million for the home in 2016, and spent two years renovating it.

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A 50-car train derailed in Minnesota

  • Authorities said no one was injured in a major train derailment in Minnesota on Saturday.
  • It’s unclear what was in the cars, and police said Hazmat crews were on scene.
  • Videos posted to social media showed piles of derailed train cars that had fallen into a lake.
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A 50-car Union Pacific train derailed Saturday afternoon in Minnesota, leaving dozens of cars piled up in a lakeside wreckage.

The Albert Lea Police Department said in a statement that no one was injured in the derailment. The statement added that a Hazmat team was on scene “to assist with material load containment,” and that there was “nothing airborne at this time.”

Aerial footage from the local news station WCCO showed what appeared to be dozens of derailed train cars piled up on top of one another and partially submerged in water.

A Union Pacific spokesperson told Insider in a statement that the derailment affected roughly 28 of the train’s cars. Though the company was “working to identify what is in the derailed cars,” the spokesperson said the train was carrying mixed commodities.

The statement added that the crew was uninjured and the cause of the derailment was being investigated.

Authorities also posted a video on Facebook showing the twisted remains of the train near the shore of Goose Lake, just north of the Iowa border.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

Opinion: Horse racing can breath a sigh of relief as Medina Spirit’s Triple Crown bid ends

If you felt a slight breeze running on the East Coast at around 7 p.m. Saturday night, it was probably a collective exhale from the New York Racing Association and the folks at Belmont Park, which hosts the final leg of horse racing’s Triple Crown. 

When the Kentucky Derby winner loses the Preakness, it’s typically a Belmont bummer — the difference between one of the biggest American sporting events of the year and a race that casual viewers generally avoid. But this time, as Medina Spirit faded down the Pimlico stretch to a distant third-place finish behind 11-1 shot Rombauer, it was almost certainly a blessing for all involved. 

There will be no talk of split sample drug tests and a disputed Triple Crown for the next three weeks. There won’t be any risk of rowdy New Yorkers booing Medina Spirit as he runs for history. There won’t be such intense focus on trainer Bob Baffert’s failed drug tests and what’s wrong with the sport. 

In fact, there won’t be much focus on horse racing at all. After the spectacle of the last week, it’s probably the best possible outcome. 

Preakness Stakes payouts following Rombauer’s win at Pimlico

Rombauer won the 146th Preakness at 11-1 odds on Saturday.

Trained by Michael McCarthy, who won his first Preakness, Rombauer held off Midnight Bourbon, Medina Spirit and the rest of the pack to claim the race.

The $2 exacta paid $98.60, the $1 trifecta paid $162.70 and the $1 superfecta paid $1,025.50

Pimlico reported a record handle of $112,504,509 over the 14 races on Preakness Saturday. The previous record was $99,852,693 in 2019. 

Here are the Preakness payouts for the top three horses.

Rombauer (Based on a $2 bet)

Win: $25.60

Place: $10

Show: $5.20

Midnight Bourbon (Based on a $2 bet)

Win: N/A

Place: $4.60

Show: $3

Medina Spirit (Based on a $2 bet)

Win: N/A

Place: N/A

Show: $2.80

Disney World Says Masks Now Optional In Outdoor Common Areas

Disney World has updated its health and safety guidelines, announcing that as of today, face masks are “optional” to guests on pool decks, and in outdoor common areas.

Changes in masking requirements, in keeping with those of the CDC, are fully outlined on the Orlando, Florida theme park’s website. At the moment, masks are still required to be worn by guests ages 2 and older “upon entering and throughout all attractions.”

In other words, while masks may be taken off “when actively eating or drinking while stationary,” they must still be worn in all theaters, on transportation, and at all indoor locations, restaurants included.

On Friday, Universal Orlando made a similar announcement regarding masking in its outdoor common areas. SeaWorld Orlando, meanwhile, said that face coverings are no longer required for guests who are fully vaccinated. (At the latter park, no proof of vaccination is required.)

The Orlando theme parks’ announcements come on the heels of the CDC’s major announcement Thursday, that fully-vaccinated individuals can go without masks both indoors and outdoors, without need for social distancing.

While the Disneyland theme park in Anaheim, California only recently reopened, after being closed for 13 months, Disney World has been open at reduced capacity since July of 2020.

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