Who is Bernie Ecclestone’s wife Fabiana Flosi? – The Sun

BERNIE Ecclestone has revealed he is set to have his first son, at the age of 89.

He is having his latest child with his wife Fabiana Flosi.

Who is Fabiana Flosi?

Fabiana is a 44-year-old Brazilian.

It's not known exactly what her career was before she met billionaire Bernie, but the couple met in 2009 at the World Motor Sport Council.

They married in 2012, three years after he had divorced his second wife Slavica, to whom he was married for 24 years.

In July 2016, Fabiana's mother, Aparecida Schunk was kidnapped for ransom of £28M – luckily she was found 9 days later.

When are Bernie Ecclestone and Fabiana Flosi having their baby?

On April 3, 2020 it was revealed that Bernie was set to become a dad for the fourth time at the grand old age of 89.

The baby boy is due in July 2020 and will be the businessman's first son.

Fabiana told Swiss newspaper Blick: “Like all parents we have only one wish: the child must be born healthy.

“Hopefully he will never express any interest in doing something in Formula 1!”

How many other children does Bernie Ecclestone have?

Bernie has three daughters.

Deborah, from his first marriage to Ivy.

Tamara and Petra, both from his second marriage to Croatian model Slavica.

 

 

 

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Charity pledge on hefty MP pay increase slammed as ‘weasel words’

The opposition has called for an immediate freeze on pay increases for Victorian politicians after a wave of hefty salary boosts for MPs landed in the midst of a national economic crisis.

Labor parliamentarians on Thursday pledged to donate their increases to coronavirus-related causes as the second part of an 11.8 per cent pay increase for the Premier, Opposition Leader and their frontbenchers took effect.

The donation pledge did little to quell angry reactions from some unions and a prominent unemployment advocate, who branded the pay rise "disgraceful".

Liberal frontbench MP Brad Battin said the donation pledges were “weasel words” and “unacceptable”.

“We will support legislation coming through the Parliament to freeze the pays of members of Parliament,” Mr Battin said on Friday.

“Daniel Andrews, make sure that … we don’t get any gain out of this crisis.”

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrew on Thursday announced the pay rise would be donated.Credit:AAP

MPs' salaries – and pay rises – are set by an independent remuneration tribunal and can only be knocked back by passing legislation through Parliament.

The Premier, Opposition Leader and ministers are expecting a 4.8 per cent raise from July, having received a 7 per cent boost in September last year. Backbenchers received 3.5 per cent pay rises in September.

The government has not said where Labor MPs will donate their extra pay.

“All government MPs will make donations to COVID-19-related causes equivalent to the uplift in their take-home pay from 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021,” a government spokeswoman said.

Mr Andrews is the highest-paid state leader in the country, and will see his salary jump up to $441,439 on July 1. Donating the Premier's 4.8 per cent raise will hand almost $19,000 to charity.

When asked what the Opposition would do with their pay rises if the government did not agree to recalling Parliament, Mr Battin said: “Our only position is freeze the pays and stop members of Parliament getting a pay rise when the rest of Victoria is hurting.”



Unemployment advocate Jeremy Poxon said the Australian Unemployed Workers' Union had been "absolutely smashed" with requests for assistance as the economic shutdown continues to cause job losses across the state.

"It's disgraceful that politicians continue to enjoy regular wage increases while for almost 26 years there was no increase to Newstart," he said.

"It is an extraordinary level of inequality that exists when elected officials continue to live in comfort while much of the population is left to starve.

"The disparity is enormous. It's wild to us that more people aren't outraged by it.

"I call for [Victorian government MPs] to give their pay increases to housing services. To make sure the food bank can cope and make sure other services like the Father Bob Foundation can keep delivering."

Lisa Darmanin, branch secretary of the Australian Services Union, wanted the state government to help ensure council workers can keep earning a wage – let alone get a raise.

"It's fine for the MPs to donate their pay rises, but we are much more concerned about workers in local government getting a wage, let alone a wage rise, particularly the casuals and the part-time workers across some councils who are facing standdowns.

"We want to see some leadership on that issue."

Lisa Fitzpatrick, state secretary of the Victorian Nursing and Midwifery Federation, said her union thinks "the Premier is worth every cent" of his pay rise and praised the government for improving nurse and midwife patient ratios.

"Strong leadership is rare … Premier Daniel Andrews has steered this state through the recent bushfire disaster and is now leading us through the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic."

The union's EBA expired on March 31, with negotiations for a new one ongoing.

Victoria’s police negotiated a pay rise of between 2 and 3 per cent in their EBA in December, while last month the paramedics' union agreed to a 2 per cent annual pay rise.

The Australian Education Union is currently negotiating its early childhood sector EBA and is due to begin discussions on a new agreement for schools – which usually lasts three to four years – in August.

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Colorado coronavirus victim: El Paso County sheriff’s deputy Jeff Hopkins dies at age 41

A 41-year-old El Paso County Sheriff’s deputy, who most recently worked in the county jail, died Wednesday after contracting the novel coronavirus.

Deputy Jeff Hopkins was a 19-year veteran of the department, according to the sheriff’s office, which announced his death Thursday.

Hopkins previously worked both on patrol and at the El Paso County Jail, and most recently served as an intake and release deputy in the jail, Sheriff Bill Elder told media during a Thursday news conference broadcast by 9News.

“It’s tough when we have to do this,” he said. “He was an exceptional employee.”

Hopkins was tested for COVID-19 on Tuesday. He died before the test results came back positive on Thursday morning, Elder said. Nine deputies, including Hopkins, have tested positive for the disease, Elder said.

An investigation is underway to determine how Hopkins contracted COVID-19 and whether he had any underlying health conditions, El Paso County health officials said. They were not aware Thursday of any underlying conditions.

Hopkins experienced symptoms for about seven to 10 days before his death, said Dr. Robin Johnson, medical director for El Paso County Public Health.

“We do know the course of this disease typically has a little bit of waxing and waning, you feel worse, you start to feel a little better, then the next morning you may wake up and say, ‘Oh man, it’s worse again,’” she said, and urged residents to educate themselves on when to call a doctor.

About 40 deputies and another about 30 civilians work in the intake area of the jail where Hopkins was assigned, Elder said, and some of those people may have been exposed. Hopkins took some time off in the days before he died, Elder said, which likely limited the exposure.

The sheriff’s office has taken a number precautions to protect employees from the virus, including having those who can work from home, screening people for symptoms as they come into the sheriff’s office, and setting up cleaning and disinfecting stations.

Since early March, several thousand people in Colorado have been infected with the novel coronavirus, which causes the highly contagious respiratory disease COVID-19. At least 80 people have died from the disease, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

The disease causes only mild symptoms in the majority of patients, but for some, particularly older people or those with underlying health conditions, the disease can be fatal.

El Paso County Public Health director Susan Wheelan on Thursday emphasized that COVID-19 can affect people of all ages.

“Today’s chapter of our COVID-19 story is a sobering reminder that the disease can affect anyone and no one is immune,” she said.

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis on Thursday offered condolences to Hopkins’ family in a statement.

“Each tragic death from coronavirus is a stark reminder of why we need to stay at home,” he said in the statement. “We can’t thank our first responders and law enforcement enough for serving on the front lines, demonstrating in this crisis, and every day, their dedication and sacrifice.”

 

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Gwyneth Paltrow & Brad Falchuk Bring Fans Into Their Chat With an Intimacy Teacher

Gwyneth Paltrow and her husband Brad Falchuk are talking how to navigate intimacy while having kids in the house during quarantine!

The 47-year-old Iron Man actress and the 49-year-old TV writer – who are living with their combined four children – recently sat down with intimacy teacher Michaela Boehm to discuss the issue amid the current health crisis.

“We’re lucky that we have a really solid relationship, but we’re also in the house with the kids and it’s pretty close quarters,” Gwyneth said during the video chat on Thursday (April 2), which was posted on Goop.

“I think we all feel, especially my teenagers right now are really feeling very pendent, especially [my daughter] Apple, who’s a very social creature,” she continued.

She added that she, Brad Falchuk, their kids, and their dogs are all in close quarters “trying to work,” asking Michaela, “What are you supposed to do?”

Click inside to hear what the intimacy teacher had to say…

The expert said that making schedules can help, joking that “teenagers you just have to live with.”

“You have to have areas of engagement that have timeframes attached to them,” Michaela continued. “Certain dimensions of one’s life are not being mixed together all the time, because that kills everything.”

She added that during difficult times, “couples’ time gets muddled [and] that is really grating on anyone” and that “it’s fine to take an hour or two that doesn’t involve anyone else in the household.”

She also suggested that during quarantine, people should “put any kind of relationship, drama, discussions, things that need to be worked on, on the back-burner” in order to “focus on the best possible communication.”

When Gwyneth asked what she would tell someone who is “having a hard time feeling sexual,” Michaela responded that women’s bodies go “into the survival mode” when stressed, which usually leads to them not craving “so much pleasure.”

Michaela recommended trying to engage “with the senses,” which “brings sensuality up and sensuality begets sexuality.”

“Engagement with the senses is also very important for survival,” she shared. “So by going via the senses, and that would be things like, self-care, beauty, dressing in ways that feel particularly good.”

If you missed it, find out where Gwyneth Paltrow‘s last date night before the lockdown was.

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Ayda Field shares adorable clip of husband Robbie Williams singing lullaby to newborn son Beau

Ayda Field has shared an adorable video of her husband Robbie Williams singing to their newborn.

In the short clip, 46 year old Robbie can be seen sitting on a chair with a black vest top on as his one month old son, who's wearing a striped blanket, rests on his chest.

The dad-of-four, who welcomed the little bundle of joy via surrogate, sings to Beau as he voices: "I'll rub your back so you can sip your milk and go to sleep. I said big boy Beau, drink your milk."


Ayda captioned it: "@robbiewilliams Lullaby, daddy style … #beaubear #fatherandson #sweetdreams AWxx". [sic]

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‘Like army battle lines’: Welcome to council meetings in Victoria

The ballroom at Fitzroy Town Hall looked like army battle lines.

Yarra City councillors walked down white lines constructed from masking tape, made abrupt 90-degree turns and sat on chairs so far apart they could barely hear each other speak.

There were no tables because they were deemed too hard to sanitise.

Mayor Misha Coleman found herself hunched over the computer in her lap, trying to chair a council meeting across three different platforms.

An immunocompromised staff member dialled in. So did a 70-year-old councillor.

“We managed but it was ridiculous,” Cr Coleman said. “It’s completely unsustainable – we are looking at three to six months of this. We have to be allowed to meet virtually.”

“Like an army battlefield”: A Yarra City Council meeting adhering to social distancing rules.Credit:Yarra City Council

Welcome to council meetings in Victoria in the time of coronavirus.

While councils from Wagga Wagga in New South Wales, to Launceston in Tasmania to Perth in WA are conducting their meetings via video conferencing, councillors in Victoria are still compelled to attend in person.

The Local Government Act requires councillors to be physically present at council meetings in order to participate in council decision-making.

If there isn’t a majority of councillors in attendance, councils cannot make a quorum and the meetings cannot proceed.

Opposition local government spokesman Tim Smith and the Municipal Association of Victoria are calling on the government to urgently amend the act, saying in-person meetings are neither practical nor safe.

“I am getting overwhelming feedback from councillors, council staff and residents who don’t feel comfortable attending for obvious reasons,” Mr Smith said.

NSW Parliament met last month to make emergency changes to its Local Government Act to enable councils to hold formal meetings remotely. Mr Smith implored the Victorian government to do likewise.

“If the Labor government don’t act on this, I have a private member’s bill ready to go,” he said.

MAV President Coral Ross says numerous councils have lobbied the state government seeking electronic attendance by councillors at council meetings.

“Councils respect and support the directions issued by the Chief Health Officer and remain committed to prioritising community health and safety,” Cr Ross says.

“We understand that this can only be achieved by legislative amendment (unless a state of disaster is declared when a ministerial direction could be made). We are hopeful this will be dealt with when Parliament is recalled.”

Lord mayor Sally Capp says Melbourne City Council is continuing to advocate for virtual meetings for the safety of its team and the public.

The council is limiting the number and duration of its meetings and will only consider urgent matters such as COVID-19 management.

“Members of the public are strongly encouraged to engage with these forums via our online streaming service rather than attending meetings in person,” Cr Capp says.

A government spokesperson told The Age: “We're working with councils to consider the implications of coronavirus on their operations including the welfare of staff, compliance with the Act, elections and their meetings.”

In a bulletin on March 18, seen by The Age, executive director of Local Government Victoria Graeme Emonson said a number of councils had made enquiries about council meetings, in response to the challenges raised by COVID-19.

He said there was no provision for an exemption from the provision that councillors be physically in the room and no capacity to vary quorum requirements.

Mr Emonson said councils may wish to delegate decisions to the CEO and staff to enable continued council operations.

Like many councillors, Bass Coast councillor Michael Whelan describes himself as “in the older age group”.

“My wife and I have had to stop minding our one-year-old grandson, something which is quite painful, because we are taking the government’s calls to socially distance and isolate as far as possible very seriously,” he says.

In an email to Premier Daniel Andrews, Cr Whelan points out the irony of councils still being forced to meet in person, in stark contrast to the advice he sees on his TV screen.

“I cannot believe the cavalier approach that your minister is taking on this matter, words to the effect we haven't been able to do anything and we are not going to,” Cr Whelan wrote.

He said councils were either becoming dysfunctional through difficulty achieving quorums or putting their health and the health of their nearest at risk.

“Premier, I believe that if you are to be believed on the messages you are giving on this crisis you will direct this matter to be corrected immediately,” Cr Whelan said in the email.

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Coronavirus cruise ships including one that was at sea for two WEEKS finally dock in Florida after four die on board – The Sun

TWO cruise ships full of coronavirus cases were allowed to unload passengers in Florida on Thursday after four people died on one of the vessels.

The MS Zaandam of the Holland America Line had been at sea for two weeks and barred from South American ports before being allowed to dock in the US.


Sister ship the Rotterdam, sent to help the Zaandam, was also given permission to settle at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale.

County officials and the cruise line announced a deal had been made shortly before the ships arrived in port.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis was originally opposed to the ships’ arrival, but had a change of heart after realizing many passengers were US citizens and about 50 were Floridians.

The state has been hit especially hard by the coronavirus with 9,000 cases.

“I think the accommodations have been made, and I think that things are going to be done very thoughtfully,” he said.

“It’s going to be a very controlled exit from these ships.”

Dr. Anthony Fauci, one of President Trump's chief advisers on the pandemic, had urged the governor to change his mind.

"You have to take care of the people who are ill," Fauci told CBS News before the deal was struck.



"You just have an obligation to do that. And as quickly as possible.

"You've got to get the people who are not sick, who are not infected, off the ship."

Four elderly passengers died on the Zaandam, at least two from COVID-19.

An official said nine people had tested positive for the coronavirus, and 250 people reported flu-like symptoms, including 17 aboard the Rotterdam.

The cruise line gained access at two local hospitals for 13 passengers and a crew member who needed medical care.

Most of the remaining passengers were expected to begin disembarking on Friday and would then be allowed to fly home.

"Out of an abundance of caution, these guests will be transported in coaches that will be sanitized, with limited person-to-person contact and while wearing masks," the cruise line said.

There were 442 guests and 603 crew on the Zaandam, and 808 guests and 583 crew on the Rotterdam.

The Rotterdam was sent to take some of the Zaandam passengers and provide assistance since the Zaandam was denied permission to dock at multiple ports.

Guests have not left the Zaandam since March 14 and have self-isolated in their staterooms since March 22.

“People greeted us, came out to their balconies, blew air horns and shouted, ‘Welcome home!’” said Virginia resident and  Emily Spindler Brazell.

“It was surprising. We went to many countries that said, ‘We are not going to talk to you.’”

 

The Zaandam had set sail from Buenos Aires on March 7.

It was stranded off the coast of Panama after it was not allowed to dock in Chile and other ports.

More than a million people have contracted the coronavirus around the world, and experts fear 200,000 may die in the US.

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Chris Brown Shares Cute New Video Of His ‘Little Ninja’ Royalty, 5, Dancing — Watch

Royalty Brown busted out her most serious dance moves to date. She even used a Ninja costume, leaving her dad Chris Brown beaming with pride as he shared the video.

Royalty Brown just might be outpacing her dad Chris‘ dance skills at this point. The five-year-old definitely inherited Breezy’s talent, and he couldn’t be prouder. On Apr. 2 he shared a video of RoRo doing an absolutely killer choreographed routine to Lil Donald‘s hip hop version of “Baby Shark.” She dressed up in black with a scarf covering the lower half of her face at the beginning, causing Chris to caption the Instagram video “My lil NINJA ❤️.”

Ro moved her hands to the early beats of the song before giving a confident clap. The she busted out a routine that she obviously put plenty of hard work into, going about a series of dance moves so incredibly like her dad. Eventually she ripped off the scarf and pulled off hip hop skills that no other five-year-old girl has likely ever had. This kid can stunt like her dad and fans were quick to notice.

User ilovechrisbreezzy wrote in the comments, “She’s amazing just like her papi,” while fan coreylear cheered on that she was “Stuntin like her daddy!!!!!❤️❤️❤️.” User msindy80 raved, “Baby Breezy lol too cute! Get it baby girl ❤️❤️,” while megrose_p gushed, “How cute is she😍 proper takes after her daddy x.”

My lil NINJA ❤️

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Royalty really has proved to be Chris’ mini-me in a number of dance routines that he’s shared with fans. But this performance was FIRE! It looks like it was shot from inside a room at his mom’s home, and she totally gave it her all. With everyone in L.A. under stay at home notices right now due to the coronavirus outbreak, Ro sure made good use of her time with her fierce “Baby Shark” dance. It’s a far cry from when she was coloring like any other kid her age just a week ago.

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The Decision Not to Air Trump’s Coronavirus Briefing Is Commendable, And Overdue — Opinion

After days of internal newsroom pressure and external criticisms, CNN and MSNBC cut away from President Donald Trump’s coronavirus briefing on Wednesday when he used it as an opportunity to begin discussing his southern border wall.

The networks’ move came after several days of meandering presidential presentations that sounded more like Trump rallies than important medical briefings. As Deadline noted, CNN and MSNBC have faced inside turmoil from their own anchors, such as John King and Chuck Todd, who criticized them while on air.

The decision to not air Trump’s coronavirus briefings is laudable. In an unprecedented time of global uncertainty about the world’s health, welfare, and the ability to walk outside our homes without contracting a deadly virus that may hang in the air, the president often has used his nationally broadcast time on the dais to spread lies and misleading information.

Trump’s comments about the coronavirus have ranged from inconsistent to racist, as well as detached from reality. Among other things, he downplayed the threat and referred to it as the “Chinese virus.” In one case, Trump’s uninformed coronavirus commentary potentially had a fatal cost: After Trump promoted chloroquine in a recent press conference as a treatment for COVID-19, the Arizona Republic reported that a man died after ingesting a form of chloroquine used to treat aquariums.

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Still, while the networks’ decision is commendable, it’s also fantastically late. Misinformation is nothing new for him, which is why cable news outlets have drawn considerable criticism for dedicating significant air time to Trump. However, like Trump’s 2016 campaign rallies — which network heads have admitted were ratings hits — the president’s coronavirus briefings have attracted large viewership numbers.

Trump kicked off his 2016 presidential campaign by denigrating Mexicans as drug dealers. Now, rather than racist rhetoric or demonization of non-Republican political groups, his presentation of the coronavirus epidemic presents a real-time threat to public health.

News organizations have taken some steps over the last few years to filter Trump’s statements  — mostly through rigorous fact checking or after-the-fact analysis — but it’s a half-measure when so many of the president’s lies are presented on-air.

The Daily Beast recently reported that CNN chief Jeff Zucker, who greenlit “The Apprentice” in 2004, defended the network’s decision to carry the press briefings because, Trump’s lies aside, it was important for viewers to hear important health information from experts such as Anthony Fauci, the country’s top coronavirus expert and a member of Trump’s coronavirus task force. Fair enough, but there’s no reason that the networks couldn’t air critical information from Fauci and other experts after their journalists. compiled the relevant segments.

News organizations should not ignore Trump’s myriad briefings and events — watchdog journalism is as essential as ever — but, as Washington Post columnist Margaret Sullivan noted, if the press values journalistic integrity over profits, it must recognize the importance of not letting the president spread lies on their platforms. That’s true for the industry’s coronavirus coverage — but there’s no reason it should be limited to the current pandemic.

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Drake's New Song 'Toosie Slide' Is Here And It's Already A Viral Dance Hit

UPDATE (4/2/20, 12:27 a.m. ET): Just minutes after unleashing “Toosie Slide,” Drake has generously shared the single’s accompanying video. In it, a masked Drizzy wanders around his mansion while demonstrating his slick new dance craze. It ends with a pretty nifty fireworks display. Check out the Theo Skudra-directed clip below.

Drake has never met a musical trend he didn’t like, and that proved especially true on Friday (April 3) with the release of “Toosie Slide.”

The Toronto superstar’s latest single is tailor-made for TikTok, right down to the very instructive lyrics: “It go right foot up, left foot, slide / Left foot up, right foot, slide.” The rest of the track finds Drizzy comparing his moves to Michael Jackson’s and even revitalizing “YOLO” for a brief moment.

“Toosie Slide” initially leaked a couple days ago when influencer and dancer Toosie, whom the song is named after, posted a video of him and his crew dancing along to it. That leaked version has already started to make waves on TikTok, and with its official release, you can expect to keep seeing it blow up, as it spurs an inevitable viral dance craze. Listen to the OZ-produced track below.

“Toosie Slide” follow Drake’s pair of surprise 2020 songs: “When to Say When” and “Chicago Freestyle.” Earlier this year, Drizzy teamed up with Future for “Life Is Good” and “Desires,” and he also hopped on Lil Yachty’s “Oprah’s Bank Account” with DaBaby.

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