Magic Johnsons Son on Being Gay I Can Only

Magic Johnson’s 20-year-old son is surprised by the public interest in his being gay, something that he revealed to his supportive family several years ago.Earvin Johnson III, known as E.J., says he feels as if he’s coming out of the closet a second time and that he’s “reveling” in the experience — even though news of his sexual orientation broke publicly sooner than he had planned.In an interview posted Tuesday on the YouTube.com talk show “Gwissues,” Johnson said that he didn’t feel violated after TMZ recently revealed that he’s gay.“I always wanted to come into the spotlight,” he said. “I always had dreams and plans of doing my own thing and creating my own image, so it came a little sooner than I thought it would, but this is still something I knew I would be going through and would have to experience.”The younger Johnson is a junior at New York University studying event management and design with an interest in fashion, journalism and media.He said the public reaction has ranged from support to criticism, including online postings involving “nasty things about me and what I’m doing.”“It’s almost like they’re attacking me for being me and so to that I can only say, ‘Well, I can only be myself, so I don’t know really what you want me to do,’” he told “Gwissues” host and interviewer Howard Bragman, a publicist who recently began representing Johnson.Johnson’s father, who co-owns the Los Angeles Dodgers, retired from the NBA in November 1991 after announcing he had HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. His wife, Cookie, was pregnant with E.J. at the time. The couple also has an adopted daughter, Elisa, and Magic has an older son, Andre, from a previous relationship.“I am very, very, very blessed to have the family that I do,” E.J. Johnson said. “My parents have always been super supportive. My sister and I have always been really close and she’s been really supportive as with my brother. When it was time to come out, I was, obviously, scared as most people are. After I got all the love and support from my family, then I knew I could go out and conquer the world, I guess.”Johnson said he first came out to his mother, who approached him when he was 13 or 14 years old.“I told her how I was feeling and she obviously told me that she had known and always would love me anyway. The same thing happened with my dad like a year or so later,” he said. “Everyone has to get used to it. No parent is prepared 100 percent and fully for something like that. We all had to work and move forward.”Read more: ESPN. read more

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Chef IQ brings smart cooking guidance to Chefman appliances at CES 2019

first_imgChefman Chefman, maker of small kitchen appliances debuted its Chef IQ app at CES. The cooking app connects via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi to Chefman’s line of smart appliances. Within the app you can view recipes, control appliances and monitor the cooking process. Select recipes also include step-by-step video guidance. In addition to recipes and cooking guides, Chef IQ has a calculator to provide you with the exact cooking values you need to achieve perfect results. Those values are calculated based on the appliance being used. The guided cooking feature directs users through a recipe by using detailed videos of each step, all while integrating a cooking timer and temperature monitor. Chef IQ is compatible with several Chefman kitchen appliances including the Smart Sous Vide, the Smart 6 Tray Dehydrator. It also works with two upcoming appliances that aren’t yet available — the Smart Pressure Cooker with Integrated Scale and Smart Toaster Oven Air Fryer. The Chef IQ app is currently in beta and will be available for iOS and Android devices summer 2019.  Here’s everything that works with Google Home and Home Mini 0 Tags CES 2019: See all of CNET’s coverage of the year’s biggest tech show. CES schedule: It’s six days of jam-packed events. Here’s what to expect. 58 Photos Post a comment CES Products Share your voice CES 2019 Smart Home Small Applianceslast_img read more

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Khaledas leave to appeal hearing today

first_imgBNP chairperson Khaleda Zia being taken to jail. File PhotoThe High Court is set to hear on Thursday an appeal filed by BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia challenging her sentence in the Zia Orphanage Trust case, reports UNB.An HC bench of justice M Enayetur Rahim and justice Md Shahidul Karim fixed the date on Tuesday after the appeal was placed before it.Earlier on Tuesday, lawyers of the BNP chairperson filed the appeal with the High Court challenging her sentence in the Zia Orphanage Trust.They would also file a petition with the High Court on Thursday seeking Khaleda’s bail.After receiving the 1174-page certified copy of Khaleda’s verdict, BNP standing committee member and one of Khaleda’s counsels Moudud Ahmed said they would try to file the appeal and seek bail for her as early as possible.On 8 February last, the court read out a 632-page summarised version of the verdict.On 8 February, the special court convicted the former Prime Minister and BNP chairperson and sentenced her to five years’ imprisonment in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case.She was then sent to old central jail at Nazimuddin Road in the city.last_img read more

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Police shoot man after bomb scare at Sweden train station

first_imgA police car is parked outside the central train station after a man threatened to detonate a bomb in Malmö in southern Sweden on 10 June 2019. Photo: AFPPolice in the southern Swedish city of Malmo on Monday shot a man at the central train station who claimed to have a bomb, police and witnesses said.Police said the shooting occurred shortly after 10:00am (0800 GMT) when officers responding to emergency calls confronted a man acting in a threatening manner.Local media quoted several witnesses as saying that the man, aged around 40, had thrown a sports bag on the ground and shouted he had a bomb.After police approached the man he continued to behave threateningly, spokeswoman Evelina Olsson told.”A situation developed which required a police officer to fire their service weapon,” Olsson said.The man was taken to hospital while the train station was evacuated and the bomb squad was called. Police said investigators are waiting to question him.last_img read more

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SEC under threat by TMC Sinha

first_imgKolkata: BJP national secretary Rahul Sinha today alleged that the State Election Commissioner (SEC) has been subjected to threats by the ruling party on panchayat polls and said he should inform the court about it in a private statement. The SEC A K Singh had even told a BJP delegation that his mobile phone “is tapped and the land line calls are recorded,” Sinha told a press conference here.”The announcement of a one-phase panchayat poll on May 14 has been made under threat and intimidation by the ruling Trinamool Congress leaders and ministers. The SEC should apprise the court of the situation in a private statement to clear the air,” Sinha said. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsDemanding the May-14 panchayat poll date be scrapped, Sinha said the panchayat polls should be conducted by the SEC under the supervision of the High Court.”The entire state is looking at the High Court. The Panchayat Minister Subrata Mukherjee had said it was the duty of the SEC to ensure security during the panchayat elections.But who will ensure the security of the SEC who is under serious threat”, the former party president of West Bengal unit said. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedHe alleged that democracy was being throttled in West Bengal by the TMC which had prevented the opposition to file nomination papers in over 20,000 seats or 34 per cent of total seats in panchayats.He said till May 4, seven BJP functionaries had been killed in panchayat-related clashes, 412 party workers hospitalised and 38 functionaries missing.On deployment of central forces in the state, Sinha said even if the forces were requisitioned they would be confined to camps and not be deployed. For this reason “we call for holding of panchayat poll under the supervision of the judiciary.” To a question on demand for imposition of Central rule in state, Sinha said “we don’t want imposition of President’s Rule which will give ammunition to a discredited Trinamool Congress which is already on its way out.”He said “BJP will be gainer in a one-day poll as TMC won’t be able to carry musclemen from one part to another on a single date, but the need of the hour is to uphold the spirit of democracy.”last_img read more

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Dy Mayor to spearhead antidengue drive

first_imgKolkata: Deputy Mayor Atin Ghosh will lead the drives against dengue that will be launched on 21 February.Ghosh said the teams of Kolkata Municipal Corporation will first visit the houses of patients who had been afflicted with dengue in 2018. “We will inspect the house and its surroundings. We have prepared a list of 47 areas of which 20 are highly vulnerable and 20 are vulnerable. Not only the KMC staffs but also private agencies and NGOs are welcome to join our drives. To make dengue drives a success there should be cooperation between the civic staffs and common people,” Ghosh said. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseThe KMC will carry out the drives in three phases. The first phase will start from February 21 and will continue till June. The second phase will start in July and continue till October while the third phase which will be a follow up phase will start in November and continue till December. Continuous drives against dengue have helped the KMC to bring down the number of cases in 2018 to one third. It may be mentioned that KMC is successful in eradicating malignant malaria which had taken the form of an epidemic in the early 1990s by identifying the areas and then conducting the drives regularly. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataThe KMC team that is engaged in conducting drives comprise of health, building and solid waste management department officials and staffs. Ghosh said councilors would be invited to join the drives along with the Borough Committee chairman. The KMC had launched a massive campaign to create awareness against Dengue on February 2 when 144 rallies had been taken out all over the city. The central rally was taken out from the KMC headquarters and it was led by the Mayor Firhad Hakim. Through the rallies the civic authorities sought cooperation of the people. Ghosh said the campaign and rallies have proved to be very effective and KMC is going to follow this method. The KMC has 16 dengue testing laboratories where blood samples are tested free of cost.last_img read more

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