There’s no denying the funky presence of Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe – not even The Rolling Stones could deny the awesome talent that Denson brings to the table. The band captures a unique soul/funk groove that just won’t quit, but there’s always room for friends to stop by and join in the party. That’s exactly what happened earlier this year, when guitarist Jimmy Herring made his way to a KDTU performance at Tipitina’s during Jazz Fest season.Watch what happens when these entities get together, below.Fortunately, Herring and KDTU have announced a four-date excursion this fall, hitting venues from November 30th through December 3rd. The shows will stretch through the Southeast, hitting spots in Georgia and North Carolina. The full tour schedule can be seen below!Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe with Jimmy Herring11/30 Athens, GA at Georgia Theatre12/01 Asheville, NC at New Mountain Asheville12/02 Charlotte, NC at Neighborhood Theatre12/03 Atlanta, GA at Terminal West
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York U.S. Rep. Kathleen Rice and Nassau County Legis. Rose Walker joined doctors, staff, and patients of Gastroenterology Associates, one of the largest gastroenterology practices on Long Island, in helping raise awareness about colorectal cancer at the grand opening of its recently relocated offices and outpatient facility, the Long Island Center for Digestive Health, in Uniondale.March is National Colon Cancer Awareness Month, and the March 6 educational event and ribbon-cutting highlighted the importance of colon cancer aka colorectal cancer screening in the battle against this highly preventable disease, which claims more than 50,000 lives each year and remains the third-most common cancer in the United States and second-leading cause of cancer death.Several patients of Gastroenterology Associates and the Long Island Center for Digestive Health shared their personal stories of survival, with each advocating for screening. Both Legis. Walker and Rep. Rice spoke briefly as well. “I was honored an proud to attend the ribbon cutting for Gastroenterology Associates’ new headquarters—a beautiful, spacious facility with a kind, caring staff who goes out of their way to make their patients comfortable,” Legis. Walker told the Press about the experience, explaining that for her, raising awareness about colorectal cancer is personal. “It is always a pleasure to attend all the ribbon cuttings and events I am invited to, but some have a special significance. “In 2012, I was diagnosed with Stage 3 Colorectal Cancer,” she continued. “Thanks to the love and support of my family, friends and co-workers and the excellent care of my entire medical team, all affiliated with Winthrop Hospital, I am blessed to say I am now cancer-free. I am one of the lucky ones, and I feel that I have been given the opportunity to give back—to reach out to others and share the importance of screenings.”“I’m grateful to Dr. [Leonard B.] Stein and Dr. [Robert S.] Bartolomeo for inviting me to tour their new facility as we commemorate Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and highlight the dangers of this disease and the potentially life-saving value of regular screenings,” Rep. Rice told the Press regarding the event. “We know that colorectal cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer among men and women combined–this year alone, more than 135,000 people will be diagnosed and more than 50,000 will die from it,” she continued. “We also know that this is one of the most highly preventable forms of cancer–the CDC estimates that we could prevent 60 percent of all colorectal cancer deaths if all adults over age 50 were regularly screened, but just one-in-three adults between age 50 and 75 are up to date on recommended screenings. “That has to change,” she added. Congresswoman Rice, the U.S. Representative for New York’s 4th congressional district, has long been a proponent of increasing accessibility and affordability to these life-saving preventive screenings. She is currently a cosponsor of bipartisan legislation, titled the “Removing Barriers to Colorectal Screening Act of 2017,” which would direct Medicare not to charge co-pays for colon cancer screenings that result in the discovery and removal of polyps. Currently, under the Affordable Care Act, Medicare and private insurers aren’t supposed to charge for co-pays for such screenings, including colonoscopies, explains her office. If a patient undergoes a screening and a polyp is detected and removed, however, the procedure gets reclassified as “Therapeutic” and not simply a screening, and they can be charged a co-pay.This bill would eliminate that possibility, ensuring that patients can’t be charged for these important screenings, whether a polyp is found and extracted or not.Rice, a Democrat who was elected to Congress in 2014 and previously served three terms as Nassau County District Attorney where she received national acclaim for her efforts combatting drunk driving, also cosponsored this bill in the last congressional session, and also cosponsored a resolution designating March 2017 as National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month in both sessions.Health experts advocate for regular colorectal cancer screenings for those 50 and over, stressing such preventive procedures can identify polyps before they become cancerous—though some are discouraged when there’s a chance its result could cost money, explains Rice’s office.Thus, these legislative initiatives would remove dissuading financial barriers and actually help save lives.Gastroenterology Associates is a renowned private group gastroenterology practice in Uniondale, NY specializing in high-quality digestive healthcare for patients experiencing a wide range of disorders. Long Island Center for Digestive Health (LICDH) is a distinguished non-hospital outpatient facility providing advanced diagnostic testing and procedures including upper endoscopy, colonoscopy, and more. Gastroenterology Associates’ new headquarters in Uniondale boasts ground-floor access for patients, plentiful parking, and is conveniently situated near Meadowbrook Parkway, Stewart Avenue and Hempstead Turnpike. LICDH, which shares the premises, is a New York State-licensed ambulatory endoscopy center that has been awarded a Certificate of Recognition from the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and is accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care. This is the second consecutive year Rep. Rice has joined Gastroenterology Associates and LICDH’s staff in publicly raising awareness during Colorectal Awareness Month about the preventable disease and the significance of screening—and she vows to continue this all-important quest in Congress.“We need to keep raising awareness and educating the public, like we did [at Gastroenterology Associates] and will continue doing all month,” Congresswoman Rice told the Press. “And we need to make screenings more affordable so that no one can be denied or discouraged from getting a procedure that could save their life. “I’ve cosponsored bipartisan legislation that would help eliminate copays for colon cancer screenings, and I’m going to keep working to get it passed,” she added.Legis. Walker, a Republican, further emphasized the value of colorectal cancer screening and raising awareness, explaining it could quite literally mean the difference between life and death.“Yes, colorectal cancer is a deadly disease, yet highly preventable,” she said. “If I had gone for screening, perhaps I would not have had to go through all I did—chemo, radiation, surgery, then more chemo and more surgery—so I need to speak out to others, share my story, thank those who saved my life, and hopefully encourage everyone to follow the advice of specialists, because prevention is our first line of defense.”Featured Photo: U.S. Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-Garden City) (far left) and Nassau Legis. Rose Walker (R-Hicksville) (far right) join staff and patients of Gastroenterology Associates and the Long Island Center for Digestive Health (LICDH) during its grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony at its new Uniondale headquarters on March 6, 2017 to help stress the importance of colorectal cancer screenings during National Colon Cancer Awareness Month. Gastroenterology Associates is located at 106 Charles Lindbergh Blvd., Suite B, Mitchel Field, in Uniondale, NY 11553. Long Island Center for Digestive Health shares the premises, and is located in Suite C. To talk with staff or schedule an appointment, call 516-248-3737 or 516-794-1868, respectively, or visit ligastrohealth.com.Gastroenterology Associates is a client of Morey Publishing, the parent company of the Long Island Press.
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Davis vs. Gamboa latest news — It took two trips to the scale for Gervonta Davis to make weight and keep the vacant WBA lightweight title at stake.— Gervonta Davis himself, his trainer Calvin Ford, Stephen Espinoza, Leonard Ellerbe and rapper Casanova 2X all tackle Tank’s “it” factor and spell out the elements of the 25-year-old boxer’s magnetic appeal .— Everything you need to know about how to watch Davis vs. Gamboa . Gervonta Davis went to the 12th round for the first time in his career Saturday, but he avoided going the distance with yet another knockout.”Tank” delivered a 12th-round TKO of Yuriorkis Gamboa to become the WBA world lightweight champion at State Farm Arena in Atlanta. Davis dropped Gamboa three times, with the last knockdown coming on a dazzling left uppercut in the final frame. As Gamboa hit the canvas with a thud, referee Jack Reiss didn’t even bother registering a count and waved off the fight to grant Davis the win. Malik Hawkins vs. Darwin PriceJr. welterweight Malik Warren vs. Trayvion ButtsJr. lightweight DeMichael Harris vs. Amonie SandersJr. lightweight Ahmed Elbiali vs. Brian VeraLight heavyweight 12th round stoppage for @Gervontaa 🔥 #DavisGamboa pic.twitter.com/ZKG3tyjMOX— SHOWTIME Boxing (@ShowtimeBoxing) December 29, 2019Despite adding a world lightweight title to his two career super featherweight championships, Davis (23-0, 22 KOs) was critical of his performance. He thought he should have put out a hobbling 38-year-old Gamboa way earlier, but insisted that needing two attempts to make weight Friday didn’t affect him.”I believe my performance tonight was a C-plus,” Davis told Jim Gray on the Showtime telecast. “[The weight] wasn’t really a problem. It was just short timing and things like that. I blame myself and I don’t blame anyone around me. I blame myself and am continuing to learn.”Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a yearIf anything, Davis got a valuable learning experience.”I was focused on catching him with clean shots,” Davis said. “I’m hurting him, but he’s not going anywhere. I knew I was in a fight and was going some rounds tonight. I’m only 25 years old, so I’m learning each and everyday.”Davis first dropped Gamboa with a left hook to the body in the second round. The Cuban fighter rose from the canvas following that knockdown favoring his right leg. After the fight, Gamboa told Gray, “I think I ruptured my Achilles tendon.”Still, Davis, despite being 13 years younger and way more explosive, couldn’t put away Gamboa as the veteran hung tough on pure heart and guts.Davis showed great presence of mind during the eighth round when he stepped back, created space and uncorked a left to drop Gamboa for the second time in the bout.Four rounds later, Davis finally closed out the show.”I’m the top dog and, as you know, there’s no safety on this Glock, so bring ’em on,” he said in a warning to the rest of the lightweight division.Here’s how the Gervonta Davis vs. Yuriorkis Gamboa card went:Gervonta Davis avoids going the distance with 12th-round TKO of Yuriorkis Gamboa to claim WBA lightweight titleRound 12: Davis catches Gamboa with a combination. A short right hook from Davis rocks Gamboa. “Tank” is pouring it on, and now a left uppercut drops Gamboa with a thud. The ref doesn’t bother registering the count, waving it off. Davis wins to become the new WBA lightweight champion of the world. It wasn’t easy, but “Tank” gets it done.Round 11: Davis does look tired. This has been a strange fight. A sluggish round until the final 10 seconds, when Davis came to life by catching Gamboa with a left and pouring it on with a barrage of punches. (10-9, Davis; 108-99, Davis)12:30 a.m.: The replay shows that Davis was looking away from Gamboa — seemingly distracted — when Gamboa landed that three-punch combo. What was Davis looking at?Round 10: This marks the first 10th round of Davis’ pro career. Whoa! Gamboa launches a three-punch combination that rocks Davis out of nowhere. Davis wasn’t expecting that at all. Davis does shoot back with a left. Davis lands a left hook as the round closes. (10-9, Gamboa;, 98-90 Davis)Round 9: A left lands for Davis. The ref warns Gamboa for two straight rabbit punches. A left and another left. Gamboa standing on pure heart and guts now as “Tank” increases the pressure. A left uppercut crunches Gamboa, and another. He’s dazed. The Cuban fighter is holding on for dear life. (10-9, Davis; 89-80 Davis)Round 8: For some reason, Davis has gotten conservative with his punching output. Unsure as to why he’s giving Gamboa this much respect. Huge shots landing for Davis. And he rocks Gamboa with a left hook that crumbles the Cuban fighter. A left hook started the onslaught, and then another left hook. Davis, with great presence of mind, stepped back, created some space and uncorked that left to drop Gamboa. Dazzling stuff. (10-8, Davis, 79-71, Davis)Round 7: Gamboa actually managed to win the round by piecing together a couple of separate combinations and moving “Tank” around well. The 38-year-old veteran is definitely showing heart. (10-9, Gamboa; 69-63, Davis)Round 6: “Tank” is sitting in the pocket ultracomfortable and simply picking his shots — whether it’s that left jab to the body to brush back Gamboa or something stronger upstairs. (10-9, Davis; 60-53 Davis)Round 5: Gamboa’s corner working on his right shoe, addressing whatever issue is persisting. Jim Gray announces it as a “wardrobe malfunction.” Back in the ring, Davis launches left, including a left uppercut that rocks Gamboa on the chin as he bounces off the ropes. He’s hurt and feeling every bit of Davis’ explosiveness. “Tank” is unloading on Gamboa now with nothing but power shots. It could end here. Another left and another left. Then an uppercut. Gamboa ate a lot of punches in that round. (10-9, Davis; 50-44, Davis). @Gervontaa loading up 👀👀 #DavisGamboa pic.twitter.com/6btJyACgJm— SHOWTIME Boxing (@ShowtimeBoxing) December 29, 2019Round 4: Left uppercut lands flush in Gamboa’s chest. The two then trade a quick flurry. “Tank” with another left uppercut and then a straight left moments later. (10-9, Davis; 40-35, Davis)Midnight: It appears something is wrong with Gamboa’s right shoe.Round 3: Something is wrong with Gamboa as the third round begins. He’s still favoring his right leg or foot. That said, Gamboa counters and catches Davis’ attention. “Tank” with two left hooks and two left jabs. He’s in full control. (10-9, Davis; 30-26, Davis)11:56 p.m.: Gamboa is saying “I can’t go, I can’t go” in his corner via a translator. He’s favoring his right leg.Round 2: Right hook to the body from Davis. “Tank” plants a left hook to the body and Gamboa gets dropped just like that. He’s back up, but he just felt Davis’ power. A left hook crashes across Gamboa’s head. He’s dazed and in survival mode. He’s trying to hold on. Davis nails Gamboa with a stiff left jab. (10-8, Davis; 20-17, Davis). @Gervontaa sends @gamboa to the canvas in round 2 #DavisGamboa pic.twitter.com/udD3qyJgaQ— SHOWTIME Boxing (@ShowtimeBoxing) December 29, 2019Round 1: Davis plants a left to Gamboa’s body early. A right to the body follows seconds later. A straight left from Davis lands flush on Gamboa’s chin, and another for good measure. Then he goes back to the body. “Tank” definitely makes Gamboa aware of his power in the opening frame. (10-9, Davis)11:45 p.m.: Jimmy Lennon Jr. is now making official ring introductions.11:40 p.m.: Here comes Gervonta Davis led out by ATL’s own Lil Baby performing “Woah.” Casanova 2X in the cut as well. “Tank” looking ultra-relaxed and loose as he grooves his way to the ring. That’s likely to change once the bell rings. Davis needed two attempts on the scale to make weight Friday. Let’s see if that affects him tonight.. @lilbaby4PF x @Gervontaa #DavisGamboa pic.twitter.com/BDHDSqdDzt— SHOWTIME Boxing (@ShowtimeBoxing) December 29, 201911:37 p.m.: Yuriorkis Gamboa making his way to the ring at 38 years old, looking to pull off the mammoth upset.11:30 p.m.: The main event is next as Gervonta Davis looks to become a world lightweight champion.Co-main event: Jean Pascal keeps WBA light heavyweight title with controversial split-decision win over Badou Jack11:17 p.m.: “Of course, I feel like I won the fight,” a dejected Jack tells Jim Gray. He adds: “I would love a rematch.”Rematch? @BadouJack thinks he won the fight. #PascalJack pic.twitter.com/Wc2Vf8A2gx— SHOWTIME Boxing (@ShowtimeBoxing) December 29, 201911:13 p.m.: Scores are in and it’s ruled a split decision — 114-112 in favor of Jack, 114-112 in favor of Pascal and 114-112 to Pascal, who retains his title to audible boos from the crowd at State Farm Arena and likely from fight fans watching at home as well. Sporting News had it 114-112 in favor Jack, who looked like the clear winner after that 12th round. A very tough decision for Jack to swallow.Round 12: Pascal with a lightning-quick combo to start the final round. Right hand from Jack rocks Pascal. He’s hurt! Jack adds another right and another and another. Pascal is badly hurt. Jack giving chase and drops Pascal with another huge right! Pascal up on his feet to beat the count, but Jack with a flurry, ripping the champ and stumbling Pascal some more. Right cross from Jack now grazes Pascal. A counter left from Pascal lands late as the champ makes a final stand on pride. Jack takes the round and should take the fight and title as well. Hell of a fight. Let’s see how judges score it. (10-8, Jack; 114-112, Jack)Round 11: The two fighters clash heads, with Jack quickly turning his face to avoid getting hit flush on that forehead that still bears the scar from his last fight. Jack countering and digging into the body with a left uppercut. Nice left slips through Pascal’s guard and crashes across the champ’s jaw. (10-9, Jack; 104-104)11 p.m.: Ultra-close as we enter the 11th round. Round 10: Both fighters slugging it out this round, with some solid give and take. Jack is making Pascal fight his fight, slowing the tempo and picking and choosing his shots behind the jab. (10-9, Jack; 95-94, Pascal)Round 9: Two left hooks wobble Pascal to open the round. As this bout goes on, it feels like Jack is getting stronger and the champ is slowly fading, but just as that’s said, Pascal lands a razor-sharp uppercut inside. Still, another round for the challenger. (10-9, Jack; 86-84, Pascal)Round 8: A left-right combo from Jack brushes the champ back against the ropes. Moments later, Jack blasts Pascal with a right hook, but the champ fires back and we have a brief firefight breaking out. Jack back to pumping the left jab and following up the volume with crunching right hooks to the body. A great round for “The Ripper.” (10-9, Jack; 77-74, Pascal)Round 7: Jack looked to be taking the round, but Pascal with a late surge, including tripling up on left hooks and lunging in hot pursuit of the challenger. (10-9, Pascal; 68-64, Pascal)Round 6: Jack did a hell of a job using the jab to set up punishing body shots, including a vicious right. (10-9, Jack; 58-55, Pascal)Round 5: Business picks up during the waning seconds of the round. Pascal unloads a flurry of punches to take the frame. (10-9, Pascal; 49-45, Pascal)Round 4: Jack lands a big right hook and now a barrage of punches with Pascal up against the ropes. Pascal survives the onslaught, but Jack keeps up the pressure with a nice combination seconds later. Now, it’s Pascal with a left hook that lands. Jack measuring Pascal up and teeing off on two straight right hands that split the champ’s guard. Pascal winds up and rocks Jack with a huge right hook! Jack is stunned as he stumbles around the ring and tastes the canvas! Pascal rushes at Jack before the challenger survives the round. Wow! (10-8, Pascal; 39-36, Pascal). @jeanpascalchamp staggers @BadouJack and sends him to the canvas in the fourth! #PascalJack pic.twitter.com/4iutL8PiBe— SHOWTIME Boxing (@ShowtimeBoxing) December 29, 2019Round 3: Pascal landing shots with some pop as he loads up on his power punches, but Jack might have dazed Pascal with a heavy, thudding right that lands flush during the waning seconds of the round. (10-9, Pascal; 29-28, Pascal)10:30 p.m.: Interesting, entertaining fight thus far.10:28 p.m.: Shaquille O’Neal interviewed by Showtime between rounds. He says he would have been a mix of Muhammad Ali, Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Deontay Wilder had he boxed. Hilarious!Round 2: Pascal clips Jack with a right-left combo, but Jack didn’t absorb the brunt of those shots thanks to putting his gloves up just in time. Pascal lunges with a left hook that misses, he spins around and nearly knocks himself through the ring ropes. Pascal won the round, but he needs to settle down a bit. (10-9, Pascal; 19-19)Round 1: Pascal the more active fighter early on; he’s pushing the pace and peppering Jack. He even triple-jabs Jack at one point. But Jack pinpointing his shots toward the middle to the end of the opening frame is just enough to take the round. (10-9, Jack)10:10 p.m.: The co-main event, pitting Jean Pascal vs. Badou Jack, is up next. Pascal’s WBA light heavyweight title is on the line. This is Jack’s first fight since suffering that gruesome cut due to an accidental head-butt in a unanimous-decision loss to Marcus Browne last January.Lionell Thompson edges Jose Uzcategui by unanimous decision; super middleweights10 p.m.: There it is. Thompson is declared the winner (96-92, 96-92, 95-94). An appropriate decision considering Thompson was on the wrong side of three split decisions in the past. The 34-year-old should now be in the conversation for bigger fights at super middleweight. Salute to him for moving down in weight at 34 and being successful in his 168-pound debut. . @LonnieBthegreat upsets Jose Uzcategui with a big win tonight on #PBConShowtime , improving his record to 22-5. #UzcateguiThompson pic.twitter.com/wKtBX69a0b— PBC (@premierboxing) December 29, 20199:57 p.m.: There’s the final bell as the 10th round comes to an end. Thompson should win on the scorecards. Let’s see how the judges have it.9:50 p.m.: Thompson is definitely the sharper boxer and SN has him up on the scorecards through eight rounds, but if he’s going to close this out, he’ll need to be cautious of Uzcategui’s power.9:37 p.m.: Ref deducts a point from Thompson in the fourth round for excessive holding, but the Mayweather Promotions fighter responds with a strong fifth round.9:30 p.m.: Thompson’s left jab is landing at will and really bothering Uzcategui through three rounds, but late in the third, Uzcategui drew blood with a jab of his own. Uzcategui also did a good job of sitting on his punches that round.9:20 p.m.: Thompson just shocked Uzcategui with a right hand that put the Venezuelan fighter down on the canvas with a second left in the first round. Uzcategui shook it off, but he has been put on notice of Thompson’s power.Thompson sets the tone and dropped @JoseBolivitaU in Round 1 #UzcateguiThompson pic.twitter.com/K2zqKOMOEn— SHOWTIME Boxing (@ShowtimeBoxing) December 29, 20199:15 p.m.: Both fighters are in the ring and being introduced. Let’s see how Uzcategui greets Thompson, who’s making his debut at 168 pounds.9 p.m.: This main card is live on Showtime, with Jose Uzcategui vs. Lionell Thompson starting it with a super middleweight bout.8:50 p.m.: Gervonta Davis pulled up to the State Farm Arena in Atlanta like this. Tonight’s main card will begin in roughly 10 minutes. Angelo Leo vs. Cesar JuarezJr. featherweight Jackson Marinez vs Yardley Aementa CruzLightweight Elvin Gambarov vs. Phillip LarsJr. middleweight Kareem Martin vs. Petros AnanyanJr. welterweight . @Gervontaa pulled up for fight night 🔥🔥 #DavisGamboa pic.twitter.com/tiy5WVPcga— SHOWTIME Boxing (@ShowtimeBoxing) December 29, 2019Davis vs. Gamboa fight cardMatchupClassBeltGervonta Davis vs. Yuriorkis GamboaLightweightWBAJean Pascal vs. Badou JackLight heavyweightWBAJose Uzcategui vs. Lionell ThompsonSuper middleweight Ladarius Miller vs. Miguel ZamudioLightweight Mia Ellis vs. Uneaka BestJr. welterweight