White House security official reported to be gravely ill with COVID-19

A White House security official is reportedly “gravely ill” after contracting COVID-19 in September, Bloomberg reports.

The publication identified the official as Crede Bailey, who heads the White House’s security office. He has reportedly been receiving hospital care since September.

The Hill has reached out to the White House for comment.

According to Bloomberg, which cited four sources familiar with official’s condition, Bailey grew sick before the Rose Garden event held on Sept. 26, in which President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump and Biden’s plans would both add to the debt, analysis finds Trump says he will back specific relief measures hours after halting talks Trump lashes out at FDA over vaccine guidelines MORE nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court.

Since that event, more than 10 attendees — including the president, first lady Melania TrumpMelania TrumpDemocratic Rep. Carbajal tests positive for COVID-19 Biden: ‘We shouldn’t have’ second debate if Trump still has COVID-19 Overnight Defense: Top military officers quarantine after positive COVID case | Distracted pilot, tech issues led to F-35 crash MORE and adviser Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayOvernight Defense: Top military officers quarantine after positive COVID case | Distracted pilot, tech issues led to F-35 crash CDC director says it’s safe for Pence to take part in debate Fourth White House press aide tests positive for COVID-19 MORE — have tested positive for the disease. However, the White House is not contact tracing attendees of the event, according to a report from The New York Times, which cited an unnamed White House official for its coverage earlier this week.

The Trump administration has been coming under increased scrutiny in recent days for its protocols to counter the spread of the coronavirus as the number cases of White House staff contracting the illness continue to climb.

White House senior adviser Stephen MillerStephen MillerStephen Miller tests positive for COVID-19 Pence ordered the closure of US borders against CDC’s wishes: report Trump aide Hope Hicks tests positive for COVID-19 MORE became one of the president’s latest aides to test positive for COVID-19 this week. White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany has also contracted the illness, in addition to several others in the White House press department. 

White House adviser Hope HicksHope Charlotte HicksOvernight Defense: Top military officers quarantine after positive COVID case | Distracted pilot, tech issues led to F-35 crash Stephen Miller tests positive for COVID-19 Military officers quarantined as top Coast Guard official tests positive for COVID-19 MORE was also confirmed to have positive for COVID-19 on Thursday, shortly before it was discovered the president and the first lady had also been diagnosed with the disease.

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The Block’s Jade Joyce reveals she fell ill and was forced to spend a day in bed during kitchen week

The Block’s Jade Joyce reveals she fell ill and was forced to spend a day in bed during kitchen week

It was another tough week on the work site for The Block’s Jade and Daniel Joyce.

And on Friday, Jade, 34, revealed to 9Now that amid the drama of kitchen week, she was suffering from a food allergy.

The mother-of-three said: ‘You don’t have time to be sick when you’re a mum, and you don’t have time to be sick on The Block, that’s for sure.’

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'You don't have time to be sick that's for sure': The Block's Jade Joyce revealed she was ill and forced to spend a day in bed after suffering from a food allergy during kitchen week

‘You don’t have time to be sick that’s for sure’: The Block’s Jade Joyce revealed she was ill and forced to spend a day in bed after suffering from a food allergy during kitchen week 

She was left with swollen, red hands and feet, itching, vomiting and diarrhoea.   

The Block’s on site nurse confirmed her food allergy symptoms, but Jade said wasn’t sure what food caused her to feel ill.

She was so unwell she spent a day in bed and missed out on an important visit from their real estate agent. 

Symptoms: She told 9Now she wasn't sure what food caused her to feel ill and that she was left with swollen, red hands (pictured) and feet, itching, vomiting and diarrhoea

Symptoms: She told 9Now she wasn’t sure what food caused her to feel ill and that she was left with swollen, red hands (pictured) and feet, itching, vomiting and diarrhoea 

Feeling unwell: She even shared a video diary on Instagram in which she said she was 'tired, sleep deprived and sick' in the caption. Jade added: 'This is not uncommon for me but it did suck spending most of Saturday in bed'

Feeling unwell: She even shared a video diary on Instagram in which she said she was ‘tired, sleep deprived and sick’ in the caption. Jade added: ‘This is not uncommon for me but it did suck spending most of Saturday in bed’

She even shared a video diary on Instagram in which she said she was ‘tired, sleep deprived and sick’ in the caption.

‘A food allergy this week caused vomiting, diarrhoea, swollen red hands and feet and itching all over!

‘This is not uncommon for me but it did suck spending most of Saturday in bed,’ she added.

Despite feeling unwell, Jade was optimistic about her circumstances during kitchen week. 

Health first: After the experience, she said: 'Anaphylaxis and allergies — that sort of stuff is quite serious, you do have to be careful and mindful of it'. Pictured is Jade with her husband Daniel

Health first: After the experience, she said: ‘Anaphylaxis and allergies — that sort of stuff is quite serious, you do have to be careful and mindful of it’. Pictured is Jade with her husband Daniel

She told 9Now: ‘I suppose I probably picked the best week to be sick to be honest, because it was kitchen week, so Kinsman were in there a lot of the time putting in the kitchen [cabinetry], and we had Christian Cole who delivered his island bench.’

After the experience, she said: ‘Anaphylaxis and allergies — that sort of stuff is quite serious, you do have to be careful and mindful of it.’

This week, Jade and her husband Daniel had a handcrafted island bench by Christian Cole installed in their kitchen as the ‘game changing’ idea for their house.

The Block continues on Sunday from 7pm on Channel Nine 

Big week: This week, Jade and her husband Daniel had a handcrafted island bench by Christian Cole installed in their kitchen as the 'game changing' idea for their house. Pictured is Daniel (right) with one of their workers

Big week: This week, Jade and her husband Daniel had a handcrafted

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Scots mum surprises terminally ill sister with heart-wrenching garden wedding because she won’t live to see big day

A Scots mum surprised her terminally ill sister with a wedding in her garden after doctors told her she wouldn’t live to see her big day.

Sandra Neilson and her family pitched in to give their sister Lorraine Cochrane the wedding day of her dreams after doctors told the 46-year-old she was dying.

Lorraine, of Falkirk, was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in January 2019 after doctors found a 14cm tumour on her ovaries.

After having a hysterectomy in March 2019 then months of gruelling chemotherapy Lorraine was given the all clear in September last year.



a person standing in front of a wedding cake: Lorraine is the picture of happiness on her wedding day


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Lorraine is the picture of happiness on her wedding day

But following a routine scan in January this year the family were dealt a heartbreaking blow when doctors revealed the cancer had returned to Lorraine’s liver, bowel and peritoneum – and she had less than two years left to live.

Devastated Lorraine decided she wanted to realise one final long-held dream – to walk down the aisle and marry partner of nine-years, Stephen Cochrane.



a woman in a wedding dress: Lorraine and Stephen share a kiss


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Lorraine and Stephen share a kiss

Not knowing how much time Lorraine had left, the couple hastily arranged their wedding in their local community centre for May this year – but the Covid-19 pandemic struck and Lorraine’s dreams were crushed once again.

However her family, led by sister Sandra Neilson, 41, decided Lorraine would get the big day of her dreams and Sandra hosted the surprise nuptials in her garden on September 11.



a man and a woman standing in front of a building: Lorraine and Stephen got married in her sister's garden


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Lorraine and Stephen got married in her sister’s garden

Lorraine said: ” It was a very emotional day and one I didn’t think would ever happen because I’ve not got much time left.

“But it was the most amazing, perfect day. It was magical. It is incredible how generous everyone was. Everyone pulled together for me.

“When they told me I was terminal they said I had two years left. That was almost a year ago so after our original wedding was cancelled and with coronavirus restrictions and everything I just thought it would never happen.”



Bill Kirchenbauer in a suit holding a flower: The happy couple hastily arranged the wedding


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The happy couple hastily arranged the wedding

But thanks to Lorraine’s incredible family including Sandra, other sisters Julie and Heather, nieces Caroline and Sarah-Jane, who all served as bridesmaids, the big day went off without a hitch.

Sandra said: “It rained all morning then at 2pm, when they were just about to get married the rain stopped and the sun came out and shone all day and night. It was perfect.

“We just decided to make it happen for them because we knew she was devastated at having to cancel the may wedding. She still had the dress and it was just a matter of finding somewhere to host it. My husband Colin had just done our garden up during lockdown so it was perfect.

“Friends, family and the community chipped in to donate flowers, photography, the cake, a buffet, everything. Even the registrar only took a donation. Everyone was

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Couple have wedding at hospice so terminally ill grandma can attend

The couple with Luke’s grandma (Picture: Luke Hinojosa / SWNS)

A couple who were due to have a traditional wedding decided to get married in a garden so the groom’s dying grandma could attend.

Luke Hinojosa, 24, and Abi Morgan, 27, tied the knot after organising it within a week so gran Vera Robertson could be there.

The couple had planned to marry in June but were forced to cancel their nuptials due to coronavirus lockdown rules.

They rearranged the wedding for next May but Luke was concerned his beloved nan might not live long enough.

Vera, 72, was diagnosed with myeloma cancer in 2017 and defied the odds after being given just 12 months to live.

She moved into St Barnabas Hospice in Lincoln where she has been cared for ever since.

Luke and Abi from Lincoln decided to hold a special wedding ceremony at the hospice to ensure Vera could watch them walk down the aisle.

In a touching gesture, Vera was also given the role of ringbearer for the happy couple.

Luke and Abi wed at the hospice garden so Vera could attend (Picture: Luke Hinojosa / SWNS)

Bricklayer Luke, who has been with Abi, a retail worker, since 2014, said: ‘Getting married in front of my nan really made my year.

‘She was delighted and loved every moment. We had hoped to have a big family wedding in June but obviously coronavirus stopped all of that.

‘We got a new date for next May but we didn’t want to risk nan not being there.’

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Luke and his mum decided to do something that would ensure Vera could attend.

‘It went from there, this crazy idea that we had three days to prepare for what was a wedding,’ added Luke.

‘It was absolutely fantastic. It’s been the best thing to come out of 2020 as a family.’

The staff at the hospice helped arrange the courtyard into a wedding venue.

They put balloons up and and sorted Vera’s bed so she would have the best spot at the wedding.

The happy couple (Picture: SWNS)

Luke continued: ‘It meant the absolute world to us and my nan wouldn’t stop saying how honoured she felt that we’d all thought of her.

‘We couldn’t stop smiling and just couldn’t be happier that she had a little ray of sunshine out of what has been a really awful year.

‘As a family, it brought us so much closer and made us realise not to take anything for granted.’

Due to the new coronavirus rules, just six people attended the ceremony before the hospice held a drinks reception outside.

Writing on their Facebook page, a spokesperson for the hospice said: ‘A hospice truly is so much more than “a place you go to die”.

‘Countless families have made lasting memories in our hospice, which is so humbling to see. We help people to live as best they can for the time they have left.’

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I made Gordon Ramsay’s iconic scrambled eggs and it’s the only way I’ll eat them from now on

Rachel AskinasiSep 12, 2020, 03:51 IST

I made Gordon Ramsay's iconic scrambled eggs and it's the only way I'll eat them from now on
  • Chef Gordon Ramsay says the mark of a good chef is whether they know how to make proper scrambled eggs.
  • After trying out 10 different ways to make the classic breakfast food, Ramsay’s method is the only one I’ve gone back to.
  • Ramsay adds crème fraîche, salt, pepper, and chives for extra flair and piles the eggs on top of toast drizzled with olive oil.
  • The soft scramble is custardy, velvety, and filled with flavor.

Gordon Ramsay may be famous for creating beautiful and luxurious meals, but the one dish the highly decorated Michelin-starred chef, TV personality, and “MasterChef” says he uses to judge a new cook is rather simple: scrambled eggs.

“If they can make the perfect scrambled egg, you know they know how to cook properly,” Ramsay said in a video posted on YouTube.

When making the dish at home, I’d always beat my eggs in a bowl first and then scramble them in a pan over medium heat — and to be honest, I thought the finished product looked kind of gross.

But after trying Ramsay’s method, I don’t think I’ll ever make scrambled eggs any other way again.

Gordon Ramsay says that any chef worth their salt in the kitchen knows how to make proper scrambled eggs.

Gordon Ramsay says that any chef worth their salt in the kitchen knows how to make proper scrambled eggs.
I followed chef Gordon Ramsay’s technique to a T.

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To get ready for this “MasterChef” worthy breakfast, I gathered all the ingredients I needed.

To get ready for this "MasterChef" worthy breakfast, I gathered all the ingredients I needed.
Ramsay’s egg breakfast recipe has five major ingredients.

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Ramsay’s recipe calls for butter, chives, salt, pepper, crème fraîche, and three eggs. In a video posted to The Daily on YouTube, the chef also stresses the importance of a sturdy slice of sourdough bread for toasting.

I happened to have some sourdough in my freezer so I took out a slice for toasting while I cracked my eggs.

I happened to have some sourdough in my freezer so I took out a slice for toasting while I cracked my eggs.
I used a spatula to break and whisk my eggs just like chef Ramsay.

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The chef used a bread toaster in his kitchen, but the limited counter space in my tiny, New York City apartment means I don’t have one of those. Instead, I grilled my bread on a stovetop pan — something I do often and love.

I simultaneously cracked three eggs into a cold, quart-sized pot and added what I thought looked like a “knob” of butter to match Ramsay’s.

The chef says

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