Amid coronavirus crisis, British PM Johnson’s fiancée gives birth to boy

Posted On Oct 19 2020 by

first_imgTopics : Johnson was present throughout the birth, she said. There was no announcement of a name.The new arrival tops a tumultuous month for Johnson. He returned to work on Monday after recuperating from COVID-19, which had left him gravely ill in intensive care at the peak of the coronavirus outbreak.Symonds, a former public relations executive, also had symptoms of the virus but recovered more swiftly.”This birth would be counted as premature,” said Alexander Heazell, professor of obstetrics at the University of Manchester. A review of SARS-1 and COVID cases suggested that the preterm birth rate was about double the normal rate, he added.Baby in Downing Street Johnson’s Conservative government has faced criticism for its handling of the coronavirus epidemic and its slow initial response. The country now has one of the world’s highest death tolls, with more than 21,000 fatalities.But he benefited from public sympathy over his hospitalization, and state broadcaster the BBC and other media outlets made the baby’s birth the top item on their news bulletins.”Great to hear Downing Street is getting a new resident,” said Johnson’s finance minister, Rishi Sunak.Opposition Labor Party leader Keir Starmer said: “Wonderful news. Many congratulations to Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds.”England’s chief midwife also joined in the congratulations.”I am incredibly proud of the NHS maternity team who looked after them,” said Jacqueline Dunkley-Bent, the chief midwifery officer for England.Symonds and Johnson have been living together in Downing Street since he became prime minister in July. They announced in February they were expecting their first child and that they were engaged to be married.Johnson, once dubbed “Bonking Boris” by Britain’s tabloid media, has a complicated private life.He was once sacked from the Conservative Party’s policy team while in opposition for lying about an extra-marital affair. He has been divorced twice and refuses to say how many children he has fathered.In 2013, when Johnson was mayor of London, appeal court judges ruled that the public had the right to know he had an extra-marital affair with a woman who gave birth to his daughter.Johnson’s previous marriage was to Marina Wheeler, a lawyer. They had four children together but announced in September 2018 that they had separated. They divorced earlier this year.Few British leaders have had babies while in office, although it has become more common among recent occupants of Downing Street.David Cameron’s wife, Samantha, gave birth to their daughter, Florence, in 2010 and Tony Blair’s wife Cherie gave birth to their son, Leo, in 2006.Before that, Frances, the wife of John Russell, a 19th-Century Whig and Liberal politician, gave birth to two children in 1848 and 1849 while he was in office.center_img British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s fiancée, Carrie Symonds, gave birth to a baby boy at a London hospital on Wednesday, slightly earlier than had been expected.Symonds, 32, had said previously that their baby was due in the early summer. Johnson, 55, whose country is facing its worst health crisis since the 1918 influenza outbreak, was expected to take a short period of paternity leave later in the year, his spokeswoman said.”The Prime Minister and Ms Symonds are thrilled to announce the birth of a healthy baby boy at a London hospital earlier this morning,” the spokeswoman said. “Both mother and baby are doing very well.last_img read more


Dallas reaches end of Ebola monitoring period

Posted On Sep 26 2020 by

first_img Share 224 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Share Tweetcenter_img HealthInternationalLifestylePrint Dallas reaches end of Ebola monitoring period by: – November 8, 2014 Share DALLAS (AP) — Dallas calmly marked the end of its Ebola crisis on Friday when the last of the 177 people who were being monitored for symptoms of the deadly virus were to be cleared at midnight.Thirty-eight days after Thomas Eric Duncan was diagnosed with Ebola in a local hospital, officials expressed relief and resolve that they were prepared if anything similar — with its resulting panic, fear and constant media attention — ever happened again.“It’s a time to reflect on the sacrifices of our hometown health care heroes and the city, county, and school district employees that worked so hard, along with our state and federal partners, to keep us safe during the Ebola crisis,” Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins said in a statement, calling it an early Thanksgiving for the city.Monitoring for the last person who came in contact with Duncan or the two nurses who contracted the virus will end at midnight Friday. About 50 people who returned to Texas from West African countries where the virus has killed thousands will remain under monitoring.last_img read more


Westham 3-1 Chelsea

Posted On Aug 28 2020 by

first_imgRafael Benitez’s troubled start to life at Chelsea plumbed new depths at Upton Park, as West Ham produced an incredible second-half comeback to snatch a memorable victory.Chants of “sacked in the morning” and “one Di Matteo” rang out as Chelsea allowed a 1-0 half-time lead to slip, with West Ham roaring back thanks to goals from Carlton Cole, Mohamed Diame and Modibo Maiga.Juan Mata fired Chelsea in front early in the first half and the visitors might have increased their advantage before the interval, only to see a series of good chances go to waste.Carlton Cole headed West Ham level, before Diame fired in with a ferocious low shot. With time running out West Ham broke again, allowing Maiga to turn in a rebound.To make matters worse, 26 points from 15 matches represents Chelsea’s worst Premier League start in the Abramovich era.It is the first time since February 1995 that Chelsea have failed to win for seven league matches and Benitez becomes the first manager since Gianluca Vialli to not win any of his opening three matches as manager. Much of the focus after this game will fall on Benitez and Chelsea but West Ham were an unrecognisable team after the interval, with the introduction of Diame crucial in changing the game.Chelsea will struggle to know how they let this one slip. Sharper to the ball and swifter to use it, they bossed the early stages, although it took until the 13th minute for them to construct their first meaningful attack.Victor Moses gathered the ball wide on the right and, seeing Torres angling his run behind the West Ham backline, found his team-mate with a cleverly weighted pass. In one fluid movement, the struggling striker cut the ball back across goal where Mata stroked it beyond goalkeeper Jussi Jaaskelainen. The move was a study in simplicity.Chelsea’s attacking play was creative, clever and, at times, rapier sharp. The West Ham defence was shredded time and again, as Torres, Moses and Mata were each presented chances that they contrived to waste. And yet, the hosts clung on.Mark Noble fought for everything in the engine room, Matt Jarvis turned and twisted and Kevin Nolan provided the spark in attack. As half-time approached Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech was booked for punching outside his area. James Collins’s resulting free-kick deflected up, allowing James Tomkins to head on to Nolan, whose powerful header was tipped over.The introduction of Diame gave West Ham another dimension. The confidence and swagger which had accompanied Chelsea’s play in the first half deserted them as the contest turned into an altogether more muscular affair.Where West Ham had stood off and allowed Chelsea to dictate, now they snapped in and fought for everything. Carlton Cole had wasted two earlier chances but when Jarvis’s cross deflected up off Gary Cahill, he reacted before Ivanovic, to stoop low and head firmly beyond Cech at the near post. Jarvis tested Cech moments later. Chelsea were being forced back time and again but their attacking threat remained nonetheless. Eden Hazard forced Jaaskelainen to turn his fierce low shot away, only for Torres to prod the rebound straight back at the West Ham goalkeeper.Moments later, Mata clattered Jaaskelainen’s left-hand post with a delightful 25-yard free-kick. West Ham were at it too, however, as first Jarvis raced clear only to see his shot brilliantly saved by Cech before Ashley Cole cleared Winston Reid’s header off the line. But West Ham would not be denied.Carlton Cole’s clever pass found Diame on the edge of the box and his shot flashed beyond Cech and into the net.Chelsea were all over the place and when Matthew Taylor’s shot was deflected back to Maiga, the West Ham forward made no mistake to complete an incredible comeback.last_img read more


Truck rams Glendale minimart, cash register taken

Posted On Dec 28 2019 by

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant Security cameras captured the truck smashing into the store just after 5 a.m. Wednesday at the station at San Fernando Road and Highland Avenue. The driver, wearing a black ski mask, got out and pointed his thumb and index finger at the clerk behind the counter, who grabbed a phone by the cord and swung the receiver at the robber. Despite a struggle that nearly knocked off his mask, the robber grabbed the register before putting it in the truck and driving off. “The clerk was in great danger. If the clerk happened to be behind the door where the truck backed into – the glass doors – he could have been seriously injured,” Balian said. The robber, described as 25-35 years old, was driving a black Dodge Dakota with an extra-size cab, police said. The truck’s tailgate was down, so the license plate was not visible. GLENDALE – Most robbers have a standard MO – walk into a business, point a weapon at a clerk, get the money, leave. Not the masked bandit who pulled off the heist at an Arco gas station this week. He backed his heavy-duty pickup truck through the front doors of the minimart, then made off with the cash register. The whole thing was caught on surveillance video, and police are trying to track down the brazen driver. “This seems like a desperate act,” said Glendale police Officer John Balian. “It doesn’t happen everyday.” Anyone with information is asked to call Glendale Crime Stoppers at (818) 507-STOP. Staff Writer Susan Abram contributed to this story. Alex Dobuzinskis, (818) 546-3304 [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more