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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West Ham left to sweat on Diafra Sakho’s thigh injury

first_img Sakho limped off with a thigh problem after stretching to shoot into the side-netting during the second half of the 1-1 draw against West Brom. His is the third injury to hit West Ham’s attacking resources after playmaker Dimitri Payet and winger Enner Valencia were hurt against Everton earlier this month. The Senegal forward will see a specialist to determine how long he will be on the sidelines, with manager Slaven Bilic admitting it “doesn’t look good”. “You can see injuries in every club and to be fair the number who are missing is not a lot, but the ones missing are key players who play in the same position,” added Bilic. “Valencia, Payet, and now Sakho. It is very hard to replace them.” The injuries to Payet and Valencia have meant a run in the team for Argentinian striker Mauro Zarate, who took his chance with a spectacular free-kick to open the scoring at Upton Park. However, Zarate’s fifth goal of the season was cancelled out by Rickie Lambert’s deflected strike after the break as West Brom rallied to earn a point. “We didn’t feel so good with the result,” Zarate told the club website. “We worked for the three points, and thought all week about taking them – doing the pressing, doing a good job, but it wasn’t enough. “We had to be 2-0 up after the first half. We were dangerous, with Manuel (Lanzini), Sakho and me we had many options. “But in the second half they scored so quickly and that killed us.” Press Association West Ham are waiting to hear the extent of the injury suffered by Diafra Sakho against West Brom on Sunday. Baggies frontman Soloman Rondon admitted the introduction of veteran striker Lambert changed the game. “We could have won the game in the second half but the draw is still a good result for us,” he told Albion’s website. “West Ham were a very good side and they worried us. “We didn’t do very well in the first-half but we changed it in the second-half. Rickie Lambert entered the pitch and the game was different. “I would have preferred to leave the stadium with three points but the game was very difficult. The point is very important for us and we now look ahead to Tottenham.” last_img read more

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Wednesday’s Elf on the Shelf clue …

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NIACC campus closing to general public

first_imgMASON CITY — The North Iowa Area Community College main campus and all NIACC centers are being closed to the general public as part of the State of Public Health Disaster Emergency declaration. A limited number of staff will continue to work on campus to maintain business and educational continuity, but the majority of the staff and faculty will begin working from home starting on Monday. Starting on Monday, all face-to-face classes, including labs and hands-on courses, will be suspended until April 13th, but those classes will be moved online as possible to allow students to complete those classes. All college buildings and locations will be closed starting Friday at 4 o’clock to everyone except those identified employees needed on-campus to perform specific in-person tasks required to maintain business and educational continuity from March 20th through April 13th. For more details on the NIACC campus closure,see below: =======FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 18, 2020NIACC Media AdvisoryNIACC CLOSING CAMPUS IN EFFORT TO PROTECT STUDENTS AND COMMUNITY FROM CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC———————————————————–In light of the State of Public Health Disaster Emergency declaration by Governor Kim Reynolds, NIACC has decided to close the main campus and all NIACC centers to the general public. A limited number of staff will continue to work on campus to maintain business and educational continuity but the majority of staff and faculty will begin working at home effective Monday, March 23.The current plan, which is subject to change, includes:Beginning Monday, March 23, all face-to-face classes, including labs and hands-on courses, will be suspended until April 13. However, to the extent possible, those classes will be moved online to allow students will be able to complete their current classes. Instructors will be reaching out to current students with more information.Classes that have moved online, will remain online until at least April 13.Continuing Education classes are suspended until April 13.All college buildings and locations will close their doors on Friday, March 20, 2020 at 4:00p.m. to everyone except for those identified employees needed on-campus to perform specific in-person tasks required to maintain business and educational continuity, and the safety of the campus from March 20 through April 13.All events, including Performing Arts events, scheduled to be held at NIACC are cancelled until further notice.The Pappajohn Center will continue to serve as a resource for local businesses, however all contacts will occur online. Updates will be posted on their website and Facebook page. Although the majority of NIACC’s faculty and staff will not be on campus, they will be available to students, prospective students, businesses, and the wide variety of people that rely on NIACC for education and services. Phone lines have been rerouted, and staff are available via the phone, email, and Zoom calls.Students will have full access to their instructors via the telephone and email, as well as through their online class software. All offices, such as advising, financial aid, and the business office will be reachable via the telephone and email.  It is important to reiterate the college is still operating and providing educational instruction via an online format and is serving NIACC students.The admissions office will be holding virtual office hours and virtual campus tours for prospective students.The health and safety of NIACC staff, faculty, students and the communities of North Iowa is an absolute priority.  As always, NIACC strives to be an important resource to the community, especially at this difficult time. NIACC will continue to send updates and remain transparent for as long as the COVID-19 outbreak affects business-as-usual in our community.We want to emphasize there are no identified cases of COVID-19 at NIACC. These measures are being put into place to protect the health and safety of our students, staff and faculty. Ongoing updates will be posted online at: www.niacc.edu/coronavirus . Questions from the public can be directed to covid@niacc.edu.last_img read more

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