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CeeLo Green

CeeLo Green apologises to Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion: “I would never disrespect them” – NME

CeeLo Green has apologised after he appeared to criticise Cardi B and Megan The Stallion, saying that there should be “a time and a place for adult content” in music videos.

In a recent interview, Green said that “a lot of music today is very unfortunate and disappointing on a personal and moral level,” adding that he believes artists like Nicki Minaj to be “desperate”.

Going on to address Cardi and Megan specifically, he added: “Attention is also a drug and competition is around. Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion, they are all more or less doing similar salacious gesturing to kinda get into position.

“I get it, the independent woman and being in control, the divine femininity and sexual expression. I get it all but it comes at what cost?”

Green has now shared a new statement on Twitter, claiming that his quotes were taken out of context. “There seems to be a misunderstanding with a quote taken from an interview I did a few days ago while promoting my new project,” he wrote today (August 12).

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— CeeLo Green (@CeeLoGreen) August 12, 2020

“Firstly, I’m an advocate of artistic freedom and expression as well as a fan of Nicki, Cardi and Megan [sic]. I know most of them personally and consider Cardi & Offset family.

“Therefore, I would never disrespect them by any means. I acknowledge them all as powerful, beautiful and influential women… and professionals. I wholeheartedly apologise to each of them for the inconvenience they have been caused due to a snippet of my interview being used as a headline, and in turn creating controversy and disconnect between me and these ladies as well as their fans.”

He added: “Know that I support everyone who is part of our community & culture. Always have and always will! Much love to all the female artists who are running the game and handling their businesses.”

Green’s comments arrived after Megan Thee Stallion and Cardi B teamed up last week to release new single ‘WAP’.

Reviewing the song, NME wrote: “When you reach the heights of Cardi B, new names like Megan Thee Stallion are often on her tail. But with the level of candour on ‘WAP’, a bit of time off – and friendly competition – might have just reinvigorated her more.”

Cardi B recently discussed ‘cancel culture’, saying that she feels like she has “a target on my back, but it’s not because of my music”.

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Draymond Green says Devin Booker needs to get out of Phoenix, is immediately accused of tampering – Yahoo Sports

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green may want to set aside a few bucks for a tampering charge that could come his way in the near future. Green may have said too much while talking about Phoenix Suns star Devin Booker on “Inside the NBA” on Friday.” data-reactid=”16″ type=”text”>Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green may want to set aside a few bucks for a tampering charge that could come his way in the near future. Green may have said too much while talking about Phoenix Suns star Devin Booker on “Inside the NBA” on Friday.

Green was asked about the Suns’ success in the bubble. The team has gone 4-0 since the season restarted, and is pushing for a surprising playoff spot in the West. Booker has been a major part of that, averaging 28 points and 6.5 assists during those games.

Green spoke highly of Booker’s play before shifting the conversation, saying Booker needs to leave Phoenix so he can win games.

Did Draymond Green tamper when talking about Devin Booker?

Those comments wouldn’t draw attention if made by a full-time analyst, but Green is still an active player. Because of that, Green’s comments could be interpreted as tampering. Ernie Johnson seemed to realize that, and immediately asked Green, “Are you tampering?” Green — who should absolutely deny the charge if he doesn’t want to be fined — responded by saying “maybe.”

Will the NBA take action against Draymond Green?

Los Angeles Lakers $50,000 after Magic Johnson — the team’s president of basketball operations at the time — said complementary things about Giannis Antetokounmpo. In a bizarre twist, the NBA also fined the Milwaukee Bucks for tampering with Antetokounmpo in 2019 after team GM Jon Horst said the Bucks would offer Antetokounmpo a max contract.” data-reactid=”28″ type=”text”>It’s unclear whether the NBA will actually punish Green for his comments. In recent seasons, the league has reserved tampering charges for NBA executives. In 2018, the NBA fined the Los Angeles Lakers $50,000 after Magic Johnson — the team’s president of basketball operations at the time — said complementary things about Giannis Antetokounmpo. In a bizarre twist, the NBA also fined t
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Researchers Map Green Snow Algae Blooms in Antarctica | Biology – Sci-News.com

Using data from ESA’s Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission and two field campaigns, a team of UK scientists has identified 1,679 blooms of Antarctic green snow algae, seasonally covering 1.95 km2 and equating to 1,300 tons total dry biomass.

A photograph showing a snow algae bloom dominated by green algae on Anchorage Island. Image credit: Gray et al, doi: 1src.1src38/s41467-src2src-16src18-w.

A photograph showing a snow algae bloom dominated by green algae on Anchorage Island. Image credit: Gray et al, doi: 10.1038/s41467-020-16018-w.

Blooms of snow algae in Antarctica were first described by expeditions in the 1950s and 1960s.

They host a diverse range of algal species and are found around the Antarctic coastline, particularly on islands along the west coast of the Antarctic Peninsula. They grow in warmer areas, where average temperatures are just above zero degrees Celsius during the austral summer (November to February).

Dr. Matt Davey, a researcher in the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of Cambridge, and colleagues attempted to estimate the distribution, size and biomass of snow algal blooms across the entire the Antarctic Peninsula.

The scientists used images from ESA’s Sentinel-2 satellite taken between 2017 and 2019, and measurements they made on the ground in Antarctica at Ryder Bay, Adelaide Island, and the Fildes Peninsula, King George Island.

“We identified 1,679 separate blooms of green algae on the snow surface, which together covered an area of 1.95 km2, equating to a carbon sink of around 479 tons per year,” Dr. Davey said.

“Put into context this is the same amount of carbon emitted by about 875,000 average petrol car journeys in the UK.”

Antarctic green snow algae distribution and modeled cell density: (a) overview of the locations of individual blooms of green-dominant snow algae identified across the Antarctic Peninsula using modeled data from satellite imagery and ground data (circles); circle color scale represents the mean cell density of each bloom; red triangles indicate the location of ground validation sites; cyan triangles show the location of our Adelaide Island and King George Island field sites; (b) RGB Sentinel 2A image of green snow algae blooms at one of our validation sites, Anchorage Island (February, 2src2src); (c) output of IB4; pixel values are converted to cell density with the color scale showing the resultant cell density for each pixel identified as containing green snow algae. Image credit: Gray et al, doi: 1src.1src38/s41467-src2src-16src18-w.

Antarctic green snow algae distribution and modeled cell density: (a) overview of the locations of individual blooms of green-dominant snow algae identified across the Antarctic Peninsula using modeled data from satellite imagery and ground data (circles); circle color scale represents the mean cell density of each bloom; red triangles indicate the location of ground validation sites; cyan triangles show the location of our Adelaide Island and King George Island field sites; (b) RGB Sentinel 2A image of green snow algae blooms at one of our validation sites, Anchorage Island (February, 2020); (c) output of IB4; pixel values are converted to cell density with the color scale showing the resultant cell density for each pixel identified as containing green snow algae. Image credit: Gray et al, doi: 10.1038/s41467-020-16018-w.

Dr. Davey and co-author found that the distribution of green snow algae is strongly influenced by marine birds and mammals, whose excrement acts as a highly nutritious natural fertilizer to accelerate algal growth.

Over 60% of blooms were found within 5 km of a penguin colony. Algae were also observed growing near the nesting sites of other birds, including skuas, and areas where seals come ashore.

Almost two thirds of the green algal blooms were on small, low-lying islands with no high ground.

As the Antarctic Peninsula warms due to rising global temperatures, these islands may lose their summer snow cover and with it their snow algae.

However, in terms of mass, the majority of snow algae is found in a small number of larger blooms in the north of the Peninsula and the South Shetland Islands, in areas where they can spread to higher ground as low-lying snow melts.

“As Antarctica warms, we predict the overall mass of snow algae will increase, as the spread to higher ground will significantly outweigh the loss of small island patches of algae,” said Dr. Andrew Gray, a researcher in the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of Cambridge and NERC Field Spectroscopy Facility.

The team’s paper was published in the journal Nature Communications.

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A. Gray et al. 2020. Remote sensing reveals Antarctic green snow algae as important terrestrial carbon sink. Nat Commun 11, 2527; doi: 10.1038/s41467-020-16018-w

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