My Blog media hub & creative platform designed to promote & market amazing talented brands to the world.en-uscomheatwavemultimedia@gmail.comhttp://www.heatwavemultimedia.comtherealheatwaveheatwave multimediatherealheatwave115968ca-app-pub-5614911574263464/9421626631ca-app-pub-5614911574263464/3568931435 12:00:00 AMNNNNNNheatwavemultimedia and Melinda Gates Divorcing After 27 Years by heatwavemultimedia0, 3 May 2021 21:37 GMTBill and Melinda Gates announced their decision to divorce after 27 years of marriage. Around 4:30 pm EST, Bill Gates tweeted, "After a great deal of thought and a lot of work on our relationship, we have made the decision to end our marriage." He added, "We no longer believe we can grow together as a couple in this next phase of our lives." Bill Gates, who co-founded Microsoft, has an estimated net worth of $124 billion, according to Forbes. They share three adult children, and they have been known for their philanthropic efforts, including contributing $250 million to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. You can read their full statement above.205703Bill,Gates,,Melinda,,Divorce,blogs/5-2021/205703-bill-gates-i-131925-s.jpgBill de Blasio Says New York to "Fully Reopen" at Beginning of July 2021 by heatwavemultimedia0, 30 Apr 2021 16:10 GMTNew York City mayor Bill de Blasio recently revealed that New York City is preparing to "come back" after restrictions were previously set in place due to COVID-19. While on MSNBC's 'Morning Joe,' de Blasio gave details as to how New York City plans to move forward with their re-opening. De Blasio went on to say "We're ready to come back and come back strong." He continued saying, "We are ready for stores to open, for businesses to open, offices, theaters, full-strength." De Blasio noted the vaccination rate was rising, and that there have been fewer hospitalizations, which is why the city is pushing for a Summer re-opening. Along with that, de Blasio noted that theaters are set to re-open in September 2021 due to the time need to mount a full production that adheres to COVID-19 safety guidelines. Stay tuned for more updates.205356New,York,,Reopening,,Full,Capacityblogs/4-2021/205356-new-york-i-1753154-s.jpgUpdate: Floyd Mayweather vs. Logan Paul Officially Set for June 6th in Miami by heatwavemultimedia0, 28 Apr 2021 01:37 GMTMultiple outlets are reporting that Floyd Mayweather and Logan Paul have agreed to a June 6th bout at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, FL. Mayweather Promotions and Showtime Boxing shared the official promo video on their respective social media accounts.205036Mayweather,,Logan,Paul,,Boxing,,Fightblogs/4-2021/205036-mayweather-logan-i--s.jpgUpdate: Kanye's First Yeezy Prototype Sells for Record $1.8 Million by heatwavemultimedia0, 27 Apr 2021 16:33 GMTA prototype of Kanye West's Nike Air Yeezy 1 shoe sold for $1.8 million, making them the most expensive sneakers ever sold. The Air Yeezy 1 prototype is also the first recorded sneaker sale for over $1 million. The previous record was held by a pair of 1985 Air Jordan 1s, designed and worn by Michael Jordan, which sold in 2020 for $560,000. The Yeezy prototype, which was worn by Kanye at the 2008 Grammys, were bought by sneaker investing platform RARES. The sneaker marked the beginning of Kanye's foray into the sneaker world, which saw him eventually leave Nike for adidas, where his Yeezy brand was recently valued between $3.2 billion and $4.7 billion, according to Bloomberg.204978Kanye,,Yeezy,,Sell,,Prototypeblogs/4-2021/204978-kanye-yeezy-i-61634-s.jpgElon Musk Says "A Bunch Of People Will Probably Die" Going To Mars by heatwavemultimedia0, 27 Apr 2021 00:00 GMTRecently, Elon Musk sat down with the founder and chairman of the X Prize Foundation for scientific discovery, and the two spoke candidly about the excursions SpaceX has been attempting to make to Mars. Musk noted the journey to Mars is going to be a tough one at the beginning for travelers. Musk said, "You might die, it's going to be uncomfortable and probably won't have good food." Musk then said it's an "arduous and dangerous journey where you may not come back alive." From there, Musk went on to say, "Honestly, a bunch of people will probably die in the beginning," but went on to say the trip could be "a glorious adventure and it will be an amazing experience." Musk then laughed, saying the trip is "not for everyone." Watch above at the 13-minute mark.204902Elon,Musk,,Mars,,Dead,,Futureblogs/4-2021/204902-elon-musk-i-1166574-s.jpgEXCLUSIVE: Lamar Odom Claims He Slept with 2,000 Women by heatwavemultimedia0, 24 Apr 2021 16:25 GMTLamar Odom spoke about a 2018 incident in which an altercation at a Hooters in Queens led to shots being fired. The two-time NBA champion shrugged off the incident before speaking on his short stints playing basketball in the Philippines and the Big Three. Odom stated he won't be seen on a basketball court again unless he's in shape and admitted that his multiple strokes and heart attacks took away from the coordination that made him an NBA star. Odom also explained and reflected on his claim of having slept with 2,000 women.204645Lamar,Odom,,Sex,,2000,Women,blogs/4-2021/204645-lamar-odom-i-139456-s.jpgDerek Chauvin Found Guilty of Murdering George Floyd by heatwavemultimedia0, 20 Apr 2021 21:22 GMTThe jury has reached a verdict in the Derek Chauvin case after deliberating for four hours on Monday (April 19) and resumed deliberating today. Judge Peter Cahill read the verdict, which found Chauvin guilty of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter. Chauvin, 45, previously pled not guilty to the charges in George Floyd's death on May 25, 2020. He was facing up to 40 years in prison for second-degree murder, up to 25 years for third-degree murder, and up to 10 years for second-degree manslaughter. He will be sentenced in 8 weeks. While many witnesses took the stand during the trial, Chauvin invoked his fifth amendment right to take the stand.204196George,Floyd,,Derek,Chauvin,,Black,Lives,Matter,,BLM,,Cops,,Murder,,Prisonblogs/4-2021/204196-george-floyd-i-5243-s.jpgApple Music Says They Pay a Penny Per Stream on Average to Artists & Labels by heatwavemultimedia0, 20 Apr 2021 17:05 GMTApple recently released a letter on their artist dashboard where they spoke about the money they pay out to artists and labels, saying they believe in "the value of music and paying creators fairly for their work." Apple went on to say, "While royalties from streaming services are calculated on a stream share basis, a play still has a value. This value varies by subscription plan and country but averaged $0.01 for Apple Music individual paid plans in 2020. This includes label and publisher royalties." Apple Music also said they pay out the same 52 recent headline rate to all labels, as well as paying the same headline rate for all compositions. The company also said they don't pay a lower royalty rate in exchange for featuring. The Union of Musicians and Allied Workers spoke on the reveal by Apple while calling out other streaming platforms for their lack of transparency. The union said, "If Apple can pay a penny per stream, then Spotify can too. We also know that paying a penny per stream is only a starting point to righting the wrong of the streaming economy. This adjustment alone will not make the music industry sufficiently equitable or fair." In another tweet by the Union, they said Apple Music's methods for payouts to artists and labels are "doable for streaming companies, including Spotify, which currently averages $0.0038 per stream."204167Apple,Music,,Streams,,Royaltyblogs/4-2021/204167-apple-music-i-13451-s.jpgChris Cuomo Says Reform Won't Happen Until Police Kill "White People's Kids by heatwavemultimedia0, 18 Apr 2021 18:47 GMTDuring an appearance he made on CNN, Chris Cuomo spoke about the current policing methods used on citizens in the U.S. and also spoke on the reform that needs to take place. Cuomo delivered some criticism on policing that ultimately went viral, with the show host asking if reform would even be questioned if the victims of police shootings were the children of white people. Cuomo said, "How many more? Die of the pandemic, dying from police shootings. George Floyd, Daunte Wright. I wonder if you'll remember their names six months from now because they'll be replaced by so many others." Cuomo went on to say, "Forget that police are trained to deal with non-compliance with force that is not lethal. Hey, comply or die. And you know what the answer is. You really do. You don't like it, I don't like it, it scares me. Shootings, gun laws, access to weapons. Oh, I know when they'll change. Your kids start getting killed, white people's kids start getting killed." Cuomo then took a moment to shift his attention to a confused white parent, who he imitated and said: "What's going on with these police? Maybe we shouldn't even have police," he said. Cuomo continued saying, "That kind of madness. That kind of mania. That will be you. That will be the majority. Because it's your people."203953Chris,Cuomo,,Reform,blogs/4-2021/203953-chris-cuomo-i-18265-s.jpgJake Paul Knocks Out Ben Askren in the First Round by heatwavemultimedia0, 18 Apr 2021 05:17 GMTYoutuber Jake Paul has knocked out former MMA world champ Ben Askren in the first round of an eight-round fight during Triller's Fight Club. This follows his spectacular knockout of former NBA player Nate Robinson in the undercard of Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones earlier this year.203910Ben,Askren,,Jake,Paul,,Fightblogs/4-2021/203910-ben-askren-i-276324-s.jpgTexas Passes Permitless Handgun Carry Bill by heatwavemultimedia0, 17 Apr 2021 06:47 GMTAccording to reports, the state of Texas has passed a "permitless carry" bill that will allow residents to carry handguns in public without a license. House Bill 1927 passed with an 87 to 58 majority. The bill gives those legally permitted to possess a firearm to carry a gun in public without carrying the corresponding paperwork. "This bill should be called common sense carry because this bill is about common law-abiding citizens being able to carry commonly owned handguns in common public places for the common reason of personal and family protection. Under this bill, people who are prohibited from possessing a handgun will still be prohibited from possessing a handgun. Sensitive places where the unlicensed carry of a handgun is prohibited will still be prohibited. But if you are a law-abiding citizen age 21 or older that can legally possess a handgun you will be able to carry that handgun in a holster in public places where it is not otherwise prohibited," said State Rep. Matt Schaefer. Despite the majority vote, there were staunch opponents of the bill in the Texas State House. "Members, there are many things that are wrong with our gun laws, but in my opinion, at least one thing that is not wrong with them is our current system of permitting for carrying a handgun, and one reason that system works is the training requirement that exists, and another reason, in my view, is that there is, in essence, a background check if you will. Before you get your license, you have to meet certain eligibility criteria," said State Rep. John Turner. Following up on Rep. Turner's sentiment, Irving Police Department Chief Jeff Spivey said, "There are safety issues and responsibility that go along with carrying a firearm. If you're just going to allow anyone and everyone to have that opportunity, to walk around in public without any training, without any demonstrable abilities to use a firearm, to know when they can and can't use a firearm, I think you're creating an opportunity to have something bad happen to someone."203813Texas,,Open,Carry,,No,Permitblogs/4-2021/203813-texas-open-i-1474-s.jpgJudge Denies Juelz Santana's Trip to Miami Due to Failed Drug Test by heatwavemultimedia0, 16 Apr 2021 07:22 GMTAccording to TMZ, Juelz Santana was recently denied permission to travel to Miami due to a failed drug test. However, his team says it was a mistake. Court documents reveal that Juelz requested permission to travel to Miami for work but was subsequently denied after the feds stated that he wasn't fully complying with his release conditions. The mandatory drug test Juelz is subjected to revealed the Harlem rapper had opiates and methadone in his system. As part of his 27-month federal sentence, 19 months of which he was served incarcerated, Juelz is currently on supervised release. But the conditions of his release require him to remain in New Jersey unless a judge grants permission to travel. Not to mention, stay away from illicit drugs. Another reason the request was denied was due to Juelz being in the company of two convicted felons, which violates the conditions of his supervised release.203692Juelz,Santana,,Rapper,,Drug,Testblogs/4-2021/203692-juelz-santana-i-200-s.jpgScientists Create Half Human, Half Ape Embryos for Transplant Organs by heatwavemultimedia0, 15 Apr 2021 22:52 GMTFor the first time in history, scientists have created an early-stage embryo that is half-human, half-ape. Medical journal Cell published the findings, which showed an image of the early-stage chimeric embryo with cells of different species origins, as pictured above. Scientists used fluorescent antibody-based stains, where the red color indicates human cells. While the embryos were created to see if new ways could be found to produce organs for people on transplant lists, not everyone in the science community is supporting the idea. Kirstin Matthews, a fellow for science and technology at Rice University's Baker Institute, is one of those people. She told NPR, "My first question is: Why? I think the public is going to be concerned, and I am as well, that we're just kind of pushing forward with science without having a proper conversation about what we should or should not do." Co-author of the Cell study, Juan Carlos Izpisua Belmonte, defended the experiment, stating, "This is one of the major problems in medicine - organ transplantation. The demand for that is much higher than the supply." Insoo Hyun, a bioethicist at Case Western Reserve University and Harvard University, also supported the study, stating, "I don't see this type of research being ethically problematic. It's aimed at lofty humanitarian goals." This isn't the first study of its kind that some people would argue is controversial, as researchers have been injecting human stem cells into sheep and pig embryos to see if they would grow human organs for transplantation. Those experiments have failed, which led Belmonte to team up with researchers in China, where they took induced pluripotent (iPS) stem cells from humans and injected them into embryos from macaque monkeys. After one day, human cells were detected growing in 132 of the embryos, and researchers were given 19 days to study them. Belmonte quelled fears of creating a new creature, stating, "Our goal is not to generate any new organism, any monster. And we are not doing anything like that. We are trying to understand how cells from different organisms communicate with one another." He stressed that his team has no intention of even trying to grow human organs in such a closely related species.203657Half,Human,,Half,Monkey,,Apeblogs/4-2021/203657-half-human-i-996204-s.jpgHS Basketball Coach Reportedly Killed in Shootout with Mexican Drug Cartel by heatwavemultimedia0, 15 Apr 2021 10:57 GMTAccording to reports, a North Carolina high school basketball coach was fatally shot while attempting to rob the home of a Mexican drug cartel member alongside his brother-in-law. Authorities say Barney Harris and his brother-in-law Steven Alexander Stewart were tracking the movements of the Sinaloa New Generation Cartel to pinpoint the location of cartel stash houses. The men located one of the apparent stash houses and set out to rob it of money and drugs during the wee hours of April 8. Upon arrival, Harris, and Stewart were confronted by an 18-year-old cartel member, Alonso Beltran Lara, whom the pair executed after refusing to reveal where the drugs and money were hidden. Soon after, other members of the cartel arrived, and a gunfight ensued. Harris's body was found in one of the bedrooms riddled with bullet wounds. He was wearing a bulletproof vest at the time but the cartel's high caliber artillery pierced through Harris's protective armor. The school where Harris coached basketball and taught Spanish initially had a page on the website in memoriam of him. However, that page has since been removed after the circumstances surrounding Harris's death were revealed.203566Cartel,,Hs,Coach,,Drugs,,Deadblogs/4-2021/203566-cartel-hs-i-663524-s.jpgFormer Medical Examiner Says George Floyd Died of Heart Disease, Not Chauvi by heatwavemultimedia0, 15 Apr 2021 00:36 GMTMaryland's former chief medical examiner testified in the George Floyd trial on Wednesday attesting that Floyd died due to underlying heart disease, not police restraint. In addition to Floyd's heart disease, the medical examiner cited fentanyl, meth, and carbon monoxide from car exhaust as contributing factors in his death. "In my opinion, Mr. Floyd had a sudden cardiac arrhythmia, or cardiac arrhythmia, due to his atherosclerosis and hypertensive heart disease ... during his restraint and subdual by the police," said Dr. David Fowler. He noted, "The substances, the fentanyl, and the methamphetamine. The potential of a carbon monoxide role. And the potential that the paraganglioma was adding adrenaline to this whole mixture, making things even worse."203543George,Floyd,,Examiner,,Liar,,Racistblogs/4-2021/203543-george-floyd-i-1764-s.jpgEXCLUSIVE: Ralo to Plead Guilty in Marijuana Trafficking Case by heatwavemultimedia0, 14 Apr 2021 20:52 GMT1/2 Three years after Ralo was indicted alongside 13 others on charges of trafficking millions of dollars worth of marijuana, the rapper has decided to plead guilty to at least one of the charges, according to court records. A document filed Tuesday by U.S. Magistrate Judge Alan Baverman says the court has been informed that Ralo "intends to enter a guilty plea in this case." An official change-of-plea hearing has not yet been set. Ralo faces charges of conspiring to distribute more than 100 kilograms of marijuana, which faces a maximum penalty of 40 years in prison. However, maximum sentences are rare in federal cases and it is unknown what prosecutors will seek. Late last year, prosecutors successfully blocked Ralo's release from jail on $250,000 by arguing that there was significant evidence he had continued to set up drug deals from his jail cell, using code words and a contraband Apple watch. Ralo has been in jail since April 2018 when he was indicted. The charges allege that Ralo used his private jet to set up a $1 million marijuana deal. No violent crimes are alleged in the indictment, but several of his co-defendants face gun charges, court records show. Earlier this month, it was widely reported that President Joe Biden was working on a clemency program that would affect nonviolent marijuana defendants like Ralo. The specifics and timeline for the program have not been made public.203520Talk,,Plead,Guilty,,Rapper,,Marijuana,,Drug,Case,,Prisonblogs/4-2021/203520-talk-plead-i-578114-s.jpgChet Hanks Sued by Ex-Girlfriend for $1M over Alleged Abuse by heatwavemultimedia0, 14 Apr 2021 17:16 GMTAccording to reports, Chet Hanks's ex-girlfriend Kiana Parker is suing him for alleged abuse during their time together. Parker is suing Hanks for $1 million alleging the abuse took place between October 2020 and January 2021. The lawsuit states that the abuse began in New Orleans at the Windsor Court Hotel. He allegedly told Parker that no one would believe her because he's "Chet Hanks" and she's just a "ghetto Black b***h." Chet has denied the allegations brought against him by Parker and said that she actually tried stealing money from him. Hanks's attorney Marty Singer told reporters, "We consider the claims filed by Kiana Parker to be a shakedown. The lawsuit filed by Ms. Parker is in response to the lawsuit filed by Chet Hanks against Ms. Parker on March 4, 2021."203497Chet,Hanks,,Sued,,Girlfriendblogs/4-2021/203497-chet-hanks-i-377504-s.jpg'Steve Urkel' Actor Jaleel White Launches Purple Urkle Cannabis Brand by heatwavemultimedia0, 14 Apr 2021 03:38 GMTFamily Matters star Jaleel White has announced a new cannabis brand with 710 Labs. The two will be releasing Its PurpL, a line of various Purple Urkle strains that include Purple Urkle, Mendo Purps, Zkittlez, and a cross of Purple Urkle and The White known as "Stefan." The debut lineup will also offer mini-pre-roll packs and live resin disposable vape pens. "The thing that always stood out to me was there no clear brand leader for fire purple weed," Jaleel White said. "It made no sense to me, that no company of significance had claimed this lane, so why not me?" White first considered entering the cannabis industry around six years ago, when Proposition 64 in California was on the state ballot. He previously rejected similar offers because none of them felt "right." "The legacy of the character has just taken on its own life," White said in an interview with Leafly. "I've been associated with something, an avenue of cannabis that's respected and known. My criteria was, 'I cannot do this and put out a, you know, a boo-boo offering of no effort.'" Its PurpL is set to launch on April 20, 2021, at California dispensaries and the online platform, Next Level.203438Steve,Urkel,,Cannabis,,Weedblogs/4-2021/203438-steve-urkel-i-19504-s.jpgLil Bibby's Ex Accuses Him of Abuse & Being "Obsessed with White Women by heatwavemultimedia0, 7 Apr 2021 22:39 GMTLil Bibby's reported ex-girlfriend, Cydney Christine, launched a number of allegations against the rapper during a lengthy tirade on Twitter. Christine started by subtweeting her ex and whichever woman he's currently involved with. Later, she tweeted about wanting a man who would reject other women before accusing Bibby of abuse. "My ex is my biggest hater bro this n**** really poured a bottle of water on my head while I was getting ready 1 day & ripped my wig out the next day just cus he ain't want me posting pics on IG a goofy," Christine wrote before retweeting a response that read, "Umm he's not a hater, he's an abuser." When another Twitter user asked if she was referring to the Chicago rapper, she retweeted the question seemingly confirming that Bibby was who she was talking about. The model and producer then accused Bibby of cheating on her with a White woman and supporting the other lady while he was living with her. "My ex really bought a white b**** a whole mini mansion and the n**** himself was living with me," Christine added. "His moms don't even got a house that big. N***** are really f****** dumb bro. What type of n**** is going to buy a b**** a house that ain't even his and live at his own b**** rent free ? Who tf be raising y'all to think this is cool ?! You better go live with that white b**** sir." She continued by retweeting a message that read, "N***** who like white woman are not to trust," before she replied, "OBSESSED with white women." Christine insulted her ex further by writing, "Where's the lie. D*** already small & he want me to share it with other b****** ? no indeed." Lil Bibby responded to his ex without mentioning her name and wrote, "Choose wisely. Seeing everything and saying nothing." Christine later apologized for her tweets and wrote, "My actions on social media have been childish and unacceptable.. but I'll never tolerate harassment when all I'm asking for is peace."202737Lil,Bibby,,White,Women,,Racist,,Abuse,,Black,hate,,Rapperblogs/4-2021/202737-lil-bibby-i-1665304-s.jpgHalle Berry's Child Support Payments Reportedly Reduced to $8k Per Month by heatwavemultimedia0, 27 Mar 2021 21:30 GMTPreviously, Halle Berry responded to trolls who said she couldn't keep a man, and also addressed paying child support. Berry noted that child support is "wrong and it's extortion!" Now, news surfaced noting that Berry has had the amount of child support she has to pay per month slashed in half to $8,000. Berry has been paying child support since splitting with her ex-boyfriend Gabriel Aubry, who she has a daughter with. The split turned out to be a nasty one, and found both parties in a battle that resulted in Berry paying $16,000 per month in child support for her daughter Nahla. Berry has reportedly been making the payments since 2014. Now, the payments which Berry once referred to as "extortion" have been reduced to $8,000. Berry will also have to pay $85,000 in retroactive child support, and continue to cover the cost for Nahla's private school tuition and health insurance.201479Halle,Berry,,Child,Supportblogs/3-2021/201479-halle-berry-i-71210-s.jpg