HUD Secretary Ben Carson tests positive for coronavirus

first_imgNick Trainer, a Trump campaign aide, also tested positive for the virus, NBC News confirmed.Several people tested positive for Covid-19, including Trump advisors and U.S. senators, after they attended a September event at the White House celebrating the nomination of now-Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett.The country’s top infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, called the gathering a “super-spreader event.”— CNBC’s Dan Mangan contributed to this report. – Advertisement – Housing and Urban Development Secretary Dr. Ben Carson has tested positive for the coronavirus, a spokesman told CNBC on Monday.Carson, 69, “is in good spirits and feels fortunate to have access to effective therapeutics which aid and markedly speed his recovery,” HUD deputy chief of staff Coalter Baker said in a statement.The news came less than a week after it was revealed that President Donald Trump‘s chief of staff, Mark Meadows, also tested positive for Covid-19. Meadows had reportedly initially informed just a close group of advisors about his infection. Bloomberg first reported the diagnosis days later on Friday night.- Advertisement – The White House hosted an in-person, indoor party on election night. Meadows and Carson attended the event, according to media reports. Carson had also been spotted without a mask at a Trump campaign rally in Michigan on Oct. 30.Carson, a retired neurosurgeon and former presidential candidate, is a member of the White House coronavirus task force.The White House has come under heavy criticism for hosting large gatherings on its grounds in the midst of a pandemic. Numerous officials and others who work there, including Trump himself, have tested positive for the virus in the past two months.- Advertisement –center_img – Advertisement – In a prerecorded address for the Republican National Convention released August 27, 2020, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson speaks inside an empty Mellon Auditorium August 26, 2020 in Washington, DC.Chip Somodevilla | Getty Imageslast_img read more

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Norma Jean “Jeannie” Skinner

first_imgMemorial contributions can be directed to Liberty Church of Christ.  To sign the online guestbook or to leave a personal condolence, please visit www.cookrosenberger.com.  The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to care for the family of Norma Skinner. Norma Jean “Jeannie” Skinner, of Liberty, was born on July 16, 1927, in Fairfield, Indiana, the daughter of Raymond and Marjorie Huber Apsley.  On November 10, 1945 she married John A. Skinner.  Norma enjoyed being a homemaker and was a member of the Liberty Church of Christ and the Fairfield Order of the Eastern Star.  She loved quilting, sewing, flower arranging and gardening, and spending winters in Florida.  On Monday, May 1, 2017, at the age of 89, Norma passed away at McCullough Hyde Memorial Hospital in Oxford, Ohio. Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, May 6, 2017 from 10 a.m. until 12 noon at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home, 929 Main Street, Brookville.  David Soper, Pastor of the Liberty Church of Christ will officiate the service at 12 noon at the funeral home.  Burial will follow in Sims Brier Cemetery in New Fairfield.center_img Those surviving who will cherish Norma’s memory include her sons, Darrell (Belinda) Skinner of Madison, Gregory (Kathy) Skinner of Brookville, and Jan (Annette) Skinner of Liberty; 7 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; sisters, Marilyn Scaggs and Vivian Moles both of Liberty, Nedra Smith of Crestline, OH, and one brother, Alton Apsley of Palm Bay, FL.  Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John A. Skinner on June 20, 2011; a great grandchild, Passion Skinner; a brother, Robert Apsley, and a sister, Nancy Webb.last_img read more

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Obviously Drake’s plane did victory laps over the Raptors’ championship parade

first_imgJoining the Raptors on their championship bus, Drake made sure to keep his Toronto pride brand strong with his $220 million private jet circling above the parade. Got one. 👌🏽A post shared by champagnepapi (@champagnepapi) on Jun 14, 2019 at 12:19am PDTLike rapper Young Jeezy once said, “I put on for my city,” and if anyone is going to earn air space in The Six, it’s definitely going to be their hometown boy Drake. And, obviously, the rapper flew his team from their win in Game 6 last week back to Toronto by way of “Air Drake.”Drake is celebrating this championship like he played in all four quarters of Game 6 vs. Golden State. View this post on Instagram Drake’s run as (basically) the Raptors’ sixth man is not done yet. As the team celebrated its NBA Finals win over the Wariors in the Toronto streets Monday, Drake was represented both on the ground and in the air.MORE: The latest Kawhi Leonard free agency rumorslast_img read more

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Collective effort helps NLEX fill void left by stars Ravena, Alas

first_imgChina population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls View comments All 12 Road Warriors who played scored led by import Arnett Moultrie, who tallied game-highs of 26 points and 16 rebounds. Alex Mallari added 10 points, five rebounds, five assists and two steals, Juami Tiongson had a double-double with 10 points and 10 assists while Rios, Ighalo and Monfort combined for 18 points.NLEX had 35 assists and played tremendous defense down the stretch where they forced Blackwater to miss all of its 10 field goal attempts in the final five minutes and 23 seconds.READ: Remorseful Kiefer out of PBA for 18 months Ravena and Alas were in attendance at Araneta Coliseum and the two couldn’t keep a smile off their faces seeing their teammates rise to the challenge.“I’m really happy because even when I was still playing this conference we were still trying so hard to fill the void left by Kevin and now it’s the two of us so everybody is trying to fill the void and Kevin and I are integral parts of the offense and seeing them having 35 assists, just goes to show the team can do it,” Ravena said.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film “Our teammates stepped up and I’m happy. I hope they will continue to step up because this is a big opportunity for them,” said Alas.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Depleted and all, NLEX still came through the way even without its star guards Kiefer Ravena and Kevin Alas.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ The Road Warriors were without their two best locals with Ravena serving an 18-month suspension from Fiba after testing positive for banned substances in the World Anti-Doping Agency List, and the injured Alas still recovering from a torn ACL.It took a collective effort to fill the holes left by Ravena and Alas and NLEX drew contributions from across the board in their win over the Blackwater Elite on Wednesday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownREAD: NLEX guard Kevin Alas out for 8 months due to ACL injury“We try to get something out of everybody. We’re squeezing the players who haven’t been playing that much before,” said NLEX head coach Yeng Guiao after a 93-89 victory. “Guys like Jansen Rios played a really good game, quality minutes for us today. Kenneth Ighalo, Emman Monfort just mentioning those guys who need to come off the bench and take up the slack left by Kiefer and Kevin.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding MOST READ Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours At French Open, Osaka balances tennis and PlayStationlast_img read more

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