Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe Brings The Funk To Jersey City’s White Eagle Hall [Photos]

first_imgLoad remaining images On Wednesday night, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe offered up an explosive performance at Jersey City, NJ’s White Eagle Hall. Denson utilized his time in between his performing duties with The Rolling Stones to run through a plethora of material including tracks off of his recently released Gnomes and Badgers LP.Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe’s lineup is currently comprised of longtime brass wizard Chris Littlefield (trumpet/flugelhorn), guitarists DJ Williams and Seth Freeman, The Greyboy Allstars rhythm section of Chris Stillwell (bass) and Zak Najor (drums), and veteran keyboardist David Veith.Check out a gorgeous gallery of photos from Wednesday night’s show below courtesy of photographer Chris Capaci.For a full list of Karl Denson’s upcoming tour dates, ticketing, and more information, head to his website.Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe | White Eagle Hall | Jersey City, NJ | 7/31/2019 | Photos: Chris Capacilast_img read more

John Hans Homedale, 75

first_imgJohn Hans Homedale, 75, of Roeland Park, KS passed away on March 22, 2017. He was born on January 5, 1942 in Weisbaden, Germany. He was preceded in death by his mother, Grete and step-father, William Homedale and his younger brother, Dieter. Bill and Grete were married in Germany in 1948. Later that year, Bill adopted John and Dieter and brought the new family back to America. Bill and Grete had a third son, Mike in 1951. Growing up, the three boys kept everyone on their toes with their adventures. John and Dieter got into quite a bit of mischief over the years. John was active in Boy Scouts and went on to be a camp leader, teaching archery.John graduated from Mormon Trail High School in Garden Grove, Iowa in 1961. He then moved to Princeton. MO with his family where he was the projectionist for the Lambert Theater. Movies were always a special pastime and he would still recall which movies he had played at the theater. John was an accomplished bow hunter and enjoyed various hunting trips. He killed a wild boar in Tennessee and famously hung the trophy head on his living room wall. He later ran the pool hall in Princeton before moving to Kansas City. Ever independent, John never let his vision problems hold him back. He worked in restaurants and became Head Baker at Myron Green’s Cafeteria. He won third place in a baking competition in 1976 for the Bicentennial Celebration with his cake design of Kansas City’s Memorial Hall. Later, he was Ron Hinote’s artist’s assistant in his sculpting studio. It was here where he was able to combine his passion for history and art. Many of his family and friends were able to enjoy the historical sculptures that he painted and antiqued. He went on to loyally work at Apple Market grocery store for over 23 years. John loved being part of the community and was a Weather Watcher for KMBC Channel 9 News for many years. Friends always listened for the daily weather report from John in Roeland Park. Although, he never drove a car John never let this stop him from doing what he wanted. He rode his bicycle practically everywhere. He even rode 135 miles to Princeton once and got his picture in the KC Star for having to carry his bicycle home from work in a snowstorm. John married Nancy in 1973 and had two daughters, Jennifer and Sally. His greatest joy was being a Dad and later a Grandfather. He loved camping and fishing trips with the girls. He taught them to ride bikes and shoot a bow in the backyard. He worked on his rose garden with great care and dedication. At its peak his garden had over thirty hybrid tea rosebushes. John loved photography, playing guitar and trips to the KC Zoo with his daughters and granddaughters. Watching sports was a constant pastime and he always called Sally, Jennifer and Mike with updates on tennis, racing, and the UCONN women’s basketball team. He was always a loyal and optimistic Chiefs, Royals and Jayhawks fan. John had a great mind for history and current events and loved to annihilate everyone in the history category of Trivial Pursuit. He also probably single-handedly kept Folgers Coffee in business.For those who knew John, he was a dear and caring friend. He met everyone with an open and kind heart. He was stubborn and fiercely independent till the end. He will be greatly missed and fondly remembered. His legacy will be carried on through those of us who loved him. John is survived by his two daughters, Jennifer Davis (Brett) and Sally Homedale, three granddaughters, Audrey, Vaughn and Lake, brother Mike Homedale (Glenda) and two nieces, Laurel Owens (Ryan) and Shelby Hickman (Jacob), and two great-nieces Ellis and Easton. The family will hold a graveside inurnment in Princeton, MO on April 1, 2017 at 1pm.Memorials may be made to Friends of the Kansas City Zoo in John’s name. Condolences may be shared with the family at www.CremationCenterKC.comArrangements: Cremation Center of Kansas City; 913-384-5566last_img read more

News Scan for Dec 14, 2017

first_imgEbola survivors have antibodies—even neutralizing ones—40 years onSurvivors of the first reported outbreak of Ebola still harbor detectable antibodies to the virus 40 years later, and some of those antibodies can still neutralize live virus, researchers reported today in the Journal of Infectious Diseases.The international team of researchers—led by University of California scientists—analyzed blood from 14 survivors of a 1976 outbreak of Ebola in what was then known as Zaire and is now the Democratic Republic of Congo. At least 318 patients fell ill in the outbreak, and 280 died (88%). The patients’ ages at the time of infection ranged from 15 to 46 years, and 6 had confirmed infections and 8 had suspected infections.All 14 survivors showed immune response to Ebola virus glycoprotein, nucleoprotein, and viral matrix protein 40, indicating they all had antibodies to the virus. In addition, antibodies from 4 of the survivors were able to neutralize live Ebola viruses.The authors conclude, “These data provide the longest documentation of both anti-Ebola serological response and neutralization capacity within any survivor cohort, extending the known duration of response from 11 years postinfection to at least 40 years after symptomatic infection.”Dec 14 J Infect Dis study Report notes lessons learned from Nigeria’s meningitis C outbreakDuring the first half of 2017, Nigeria was hit with the world’s largest meningitis C outbreak, which sickened 14,518 and killed 1,166. In today’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, researchers from Nigeria and other nations explained the lessons learned from the outbreak.After the 2013 introduction of the meningococcal serogroup A conjugate vaccine (MenAfriVac), Nigeria, which lies in the middle of Africa’s “meningitis belt,” saw outbreaks greatly reduced. But the Neisseria meningitidis serogroup C (NmC), most likely imported from neighboring Niger, was behind the outbreak that began in December of 2016 and lasted until June of 2017. MenAfriVac doesn’t provide protection against NmC.In April, Nigeria received shipments of meningococcal C–containing vaccines. Because of limited supplies, only 2.1 million (84.4%) of an estimated 2.5 million persons at risk (based on World Health Organization [WHO] guidelines) aged 2 to 29 years were vaccinated in the most affected areas of the country.Though the vaccination campaign ultimately helped end the outbreak, the researchers say the size of the outbreak demands that more multivalent meningitis vaccines be widely used in Nigeria.”Laboratory data from this and other recent outbreaks point to the evolving regional meningitis epidemiology with increasing proportions of epidemics attributable to bacterial meningitis pathogens other than NmA, for which meningococcal A conjugate vaccine provides no protection,” the authors write. “These findings suggest an urgent need to expand availability of multivalent vaccines that are effective against non-A serogroups.” Dec 14 MMWR report  Vaccination campaign launched to combat diphtheria in BangladeshThe WHO has launched a vaccination campaign against diphtheria for all Rohingya children aged 6 weeks to 6 years living in 12 camps and temporary settlements near the Myanmar border in Bangladesh, the agency said in a press release.The Rohingya are a stateless people, mostly Muslim, who live in Southeast Asia. In recent weeks, the Rohingya have battled a diphtheria outbreak involving 722 probable cases, including 9 deaths.”Diphtheria usually appears among vulnerable populations that have not received routine vaccinations, such as the Rohingyas. The outbreak shows a steep rise in cases, an indicator of the extreme vulnerability of children in the Rohingya camps and settlements. This calls for immediate action to protect them from this killer disease. Vaccination provides effective prevention,” said Edouard Beigbeder, UNICEF Representative to Bangladesh.About 255,000 children will be targeted in the vaccination campaign, which will inoculate against diphtheria, as well as polio, tetanus, and pertussis. Diphtheria, spread through airborne droplets, is a serious respiratory infection. Dec 12 WHO news releaselast_img read more

Serena donates winnings to help Australia bushfire victims

first_imgMOST READ No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist The tournament top seed slipped 1-3 behind in the first set against the unseeded Pegula, a fellow American.But once she found her range there was never any doubt about the final result, which Williams greeted by raising her arms in triumph while her husband Alexis Ohanian and two-year-old daughter Olympia looked on.“It’s been a long time, I think you could see the relief on my face,” she said, adding she could feel her game sharpening up as she prepares to head to Melbourne.“It definitely feels good, it feels like i was definitely improving as the week went on and obviously I needed to.”– Yelling with every point –Pegula, who has only one title to her credit, had stunned former world number one Caroline Wozniacki — a close friend of Williams — in a three-set semi-final, winning every game in the deciding set.ADVERTISEMENT The 25-year-old continued in the same fearless vein at the start of the final, seemingly untroubled by her heavily bandaged left thigh as she chased down everything Williams delivered and even broke Williams’ first serve.Pegula held her own serve and appeared set to break again when Williams, by this stage yelling with every point she won, fought back from 15-40 to hold her second serve on the fifth deuce.Williams eventually achieved a break of her own to level at 3-3, finding the power and precision that had deserted her until then.With her confidence boosted, Williams held to love in the next game, broke Pegula again and then served to clinch the first set.Pegula was down 0-40 at the start of the second set before rallying to hold serve but the strain of facing the player who has dominated women’s tennis for two decades was showing.Williams broke on Pegula’s next service game and stayed in front until the end of the set to take the title and end a sequence of five defeats in finals since her 2017 win in Melbourne.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jackson and Ravens can’t sustain regular season success But the 38-year-old tempered celebrations as she donated her US$43,000 winners cheque to the Australian bushfire relief fund and described how the tragedy had affected her deeply.“I’ve been playing in Australia for over 20 years and it’s been really hard for me to watch all the news and everything that has been happening in Australia with all the fire and… animals and people that have lost their homes,” she said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4“I decided at the beginning of the tournament… I’d donate all my prize money for a great cause.”It is Williams’ first title since 2017 — and her first as a mother — since she won the Australian Open while pregnant. Her 73 WTA titles now stretch across four decades, after she won her first in 1999. Lava gushes out of Taal Volcano as villagers flee Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Air quality in NCR now improving after Taal ashfall More than 40 quakes hound areas reeling from Taal Volcano’s eruptioncenter_img LATEST STORIES View comments ‘People evacuated on their own’ ‘People evacuated on their own’ Serena Williams of the US poses with her trophy after winning against Jessica Pegula of the US during their women’s singles final match during the Auckland Classic tennis tournament in Auckland on January 12, 2020. (Photo by MICHAEL BRADLEY / AFP)Serena Williams ended a three-year title drought and donated her winner’s cheque to victims of the Australian bushfires in an emotional WTA Auckland Classic final on Sunday.Williams raised expectations for this month’s Australian Open, where she can equal Margaret Court’s record of 24 Grand Slam titles, with her 6-3, 6-4 victory — her first WTA trophy since she won in Melbourne in 2017.ADVERTISEMENT Pagasa sees cloudy skies, scattered rain showers in volcanic eruption-hit areas US stocks climb ahead of trade deal, sending S&P 500 to record high Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:28‘The Two Popes’ movie explores depth of faith, frailties of man01:13New Year: Sydney celebrates start of 2020 under toxic cloud01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown01:54MMDA deploys rescue team to Batangas following Taal eruptionlast_img read more