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


Ray Parlour tells Unai Emery to sell Arsenal outcast Mesut Ozil in January

Posted On Oct 18 2020 by

first_imgParlour thinks Ozil should go (Picture: Getty Images)And should that go on, Parlour thinks Arsenal should look to get him off the books in January.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘He won’t be sold in January so no chance of that because Ozil won’t go nowhere,’ he told TalkSport.‘Should he be sold? Yes, he should be.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘If you’re not going to play him on a regular basis you might as well get rid of him, yeah.’Parlour also revealed he would not have Granit Xhaka as club captain following the Swiss’ row with the club’s fans.‘The problem I’ve got with Xhaka being captain is who picked him,’ he added. Emery on Cup defeat to Liverpool: ‘there were positives’To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 5:01FullscreenEmery on Cup defeat to Liverpool: ‘there were positives’https://metro.co.uk/video/emery-cup-defeat-liverpool-positives-2038934/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.‘The players can’t pick him, I don’t agree with players picking captains. It should be the manager who picks the captain.‘I wouldn’t have him captain. But there’s not a lot of other people who can be captain. Bellerin was captain the other night against Liverpool, he’s a candidate to be captain if he can play on a regular basis.‘He’s been at the club a long time, he’s sort of a leader at the back. Xhaka? I don’t agree with the players picking him, no.’Should Arsenal sell Mesut Ozil?Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your results Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterFriday 1 Nov 2019 8:27 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.1kShares Mesut Ozil has been out in the cold this season (Picture:  AMA/Getty)Ray Parlour believes Mesut Ozil should be sold in January and there’s no point in Unai Emery keeping him at the club if he’s not going to use him.The Arsenal playmaker has fallen out of favour this season but showed his quality during the dramatic Carabao Cup defeat to Liverpool at Anfield, being heavily involved in the Gunner’s attacking play before eventually being substituted off.There were plenty of calls for him to be recalled to the starting XI for the weekend’s clash with Wolves but Emery is yet to start him in the Premier League and his exile may continue.center_img Ray Parlour tells Unai Emery to sell Arsenal outcast Mesut Ozil in January Comment Advertisementlast_img read more