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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Gianluigi Buffon set his sights on another milestone

first_imgThe most expensive goalkeeper in the world of football has gone on to remark on his next target at Juventus, while assuring fans that he will put pen to paper.The former Parma shot stopper moved to the Turin giants back in 2001, and it has been a decade long service for the maestro, who has maintained his positioning as one of the best goalkeepers in the world. His contributions to the cause of the Bianconeri can never be questioned; when everyone was thinking of leaving the club following their demotion to the Serie B Calciopoli scandal, the Italian stuck around to keep the goal in the upcoming season.His presence, along with a few others, including the likes of Alessandro Del Piero and Pavel Nedved was instrumental in guiding them straight back into the first division of the Italian football, the Serie A. He has been indispensible at Juventus, and has helped the club out in securing trophies throughout his career, whether it was his natural instinctual saves or salvaging victory for the Bianconeri in the penalty shootouts.He has won every possible trophy there is to win for club and country, all expect one. He has won the Scudetto on a number of occasions, as well as the Coppa Italia. Even at national level, Buffon was the goalkeeper that led the Italians to victory in the finals of the World Cup in 2006 against France. However, if there has been one trophy that has not been within the grasp of the Italian, it has been the UEFA Champions League.Always the participant and never the winner, Buffon came agonisingly close to lifting the trophy back in the 2003 edition of the European tournament, in what was an all Italian affair which saw Milan competing against Juve for the trophy.Gigi Buffon went on to aspire: “The Champions League is something that I want before I retire. It would be a shame to end my career having just missed out on it.”Buffon was unable to salvage the match against Milan in 2003, as Andriy Shevchenko got the better of him in penalty shootout of the Champions League final.last_img read more

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