Search for missing Carrick father of two will resume this morning

first_img Previous articleThat’s awkward! Ex couples who might bump into each other this award seasonNext articleMet Eireann issues wind warning for North West News Highland By News Highland – January 8, 2015 The search for a Donegal father of two who has been missing since New Years Day will resume this morning.It is now the 7th day of the search for David Maguire from Carrick.Weather conditions hampered the search yesterday and as a result the search was concentrated on the town area and rivers.Meanwhile a mass was held on Teelin pier yesterday which was attended by family and friends, along with searchers.PP Fr Francis McAteer says David Maguires families spirits have been uplifted by the communities response:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/frfran.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Pinterest Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Search for missing Carrick father of two will resume this morningcenter_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Homepage BannerNews Facebook Google+ Google+ Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th WhatsApp 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

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Maharashtra Law Granting Maratha Quota Constitutional, Centre Tells Supreme Court [Day 7]

first_imgTop StoriesMaharashtra Law Granting Maratha Quota Constitutional, Centre Tells Supreme Court [Day 7] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK23 March 2021 7:59 PMShare This – xThe Central Government on Tuesday told the Supreme Court that it was of the opinion that the law passed by the Maharashtra assembly to provide reservations for Marathas in jobs and education is constitutional. “In Our View, SEBC Act 2018 Is Constitutional”, Solicitor-General Tushar Mehta, appearing on behalf of Central Government, told the Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court hearing…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Central Government on Tuesday told the Supreme Court that it was of the opinion that the law passed by the Maharashtra assembly to provide reservations for Marathas in jobs and education is constitutional. “In Our View, SEBC Act 2018 Is Constitutional”, Solicitor-General Tushar Mehta, appearing on behalf of Central Government, told the Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court hearing the challenge to the Socially and Educationally Backward Classes Act, 2018. The SG, after submitting that the 102nd Constitutional Amendment would not denude the States of their power to declare SEBCs, conveyed to the Court that the Centre was of the view that the Maharashtra SEBC Act was constitutional. “We have construed Article 342A to be a confined role of the Central Government. In our view, in the case of Maharashtra, the State’s Act is constitutional”, stated the SG.The SG added that he was adopting the submissions made by the Attorney General that the 102nd Constitution Amendment will not affect the powers of States to draw OBC lists.The Court had sought the views of the Centre on the ambit of the 102nd Constitution Amendment which inserted Article 342A to establish National Commission for Backward Classes. The 5-Judge Bench comprising Justices Ashok Bhushan, L. Nageswara Rao, S. Abdul Nazeer, Hemant Gupta and S. Ravindra Bhat were hearing on the 7th day a batch of pleas challenging the SEBC Act, 2018, which provides for reservation for Marathas in jobs and education. 1) Senior Advocate Kapil Sibal Appearing for State of Jharkhand, Sibal resumed his submissions on the majority in Indra Sawhney not having accepted the Mandal Commission report in order to put forth the point that while the Court had the power to strike down reservation on the grounds that it violated Article 16(1) or 16(4), but it did not have the judicial power to fix the limit of 50%. He submitted that reservations depends on the facts and circumstances of the matter, and the same could only be ascertained by the States, not Courts. “The point is, if more than 50% reservation is given, then why is it bad? If you find that certain communities have never had the chance to get an education and you reserve seats for them, is there anything wrong with that? Without data, reservations cannot be fixed. Mandal cannot decide because Mandal does not have the data. 50% limit emerges from an observation and becomes the law for 30 years”. Sibal then informed the Court that the NM Thomas case and Article 15 prohibited hostile discrimination and not reasonable classification. He added that agitations had taken place during and after the Mandal report, and that only because Marathas were leaders, it did not mean that 80% of the community was forward. It was further submitted that the power of judicial review of the Court only came in to check excesses of power of the State when it was exercised, and not before that. “You cannot in anticipation lay down a rule of law. The jurisdiction under the Constitution is not to preempt discrimination through a rule of law. Courts should not legislate and must not legislate. If the legislature says no reservations beyond 50%, that is their power. Courts cannot say that because it is legislation. Indra Sawhney shackles the State legislature”. Sibal also conveyed to the Court that many States had already exceeded the 50% limit by providing reservations to Economically Weaker Sections. He stated that the 103rd Amendment which provided the “in addition to” 10% reservation to EWS over and above the 50% limit was contrary to the judgement. In light of the above, Sibal concluded that there was a need to refer the matter to a larger Bench. 2. Senior Advocate Manish Singhvi Singhvi, appearing for the State of Rajasthan, argued that the term “backward classes” was broader than SEBCs and that Article 342A did not take away the State’s power. “Parliament was conscious that they were confining to the Central List when they enacted 102nd Amendment. Articles 16(4) and 243(6) were not divested from the State and remained with them. States must have their own powers of identification of backward classes. Otherwise it is a violation of federal policy”. He contended that the Parliament in exercise of its powers of amendment had not taken away the State’s power, and had that been the case, it would have been a colourable exercise of power which would encroach on the State’s powers. Singhvi further submitted that Article 16(4) was not an exception to 16(1) and that it was a facet of 16(1). “Lakshman Rekha is impermissible. If one right is an extension of another right, one cannot say that 50% is the Lakshman Rekha. States should be permitted to extend the reservations beyond 50% if it finds a community not adequately represented. Judicial review should be case-specific and Act-specific. It cannot be on a general principle of 50%”. He concluded his submissions by arguing that Indra Sawhney required a reconsideration on the ground that a balancing test was required in each particular case, and not on the basis of a fixed limit. 3. Senior Advocate Dr. Abhishek Manu Singhvi Dr. Singhvi commenced his submissions by stating that the material underlying Constitutional amendments and statutes made it clear that the State’s power was never intended to be inhibited or circumscribed. Referring to a 2018 judgement of Kalpana Mehta v. Union of India, Dr. Singhvi explained the extent to which Parliamentary reports could be relied upon or reviewed. “It is clear as day that the Court can take aid of the report of the Parliamentary Committee for the purpose of appreciating the historical background of statutory provisions”. He submitted that State Lists had existed far before Indra Sawhney in order to fill vacancies in State/provincial institutions, and it was Indra Sawhney which created the larger movement of having Commissions. “The dispute here is premature and hypothetical, and that the time for adjudication would only come in when the Central List is provided for, which provides for reservation either in the positive or the negative, with respect to certain classes called the ‘Marathas’.” 4. Senior Advocate S. Niranjan Reddy Reddy, appearing for State of Andhra Pradesh, asked the Bench whether a State should be restrained from exceeding 50% in view of what had been said in Para 809 of the Indra Sahwney. “810 para which otherwise says it cannot cross 50% may need reconsideration. In Andhra, it is 50% for backward classes. In relation to NCC and sports quota, it exceeds by 1% or 2%; that is horizontal. At one point, 5% was sought to be given to Muslims, but it was struck down as there was already a 45% reservation. 4% was later given.” Submitting that different States which had been placed unequally were being treated equally due to the 50% thumb rule, Reddy stated that States should be given a larger leeway under Article 15(4) if they decided to extend reservations. He also averred that Article 324A was with respect to Central institutions alone, and did not take awy the States’ powers under Articles 15 and 16. The Court also heard Advocates Manish Kumar, Karan Bharihoke and AAG Jayanth Muth Raj. Senior Advocate Shekhar Naphade, who is leading Raj on behalf of State of Tamil Nadu, will commence his submissions tomorrow. BACKGROUND The pleas before the Constitution Bench challenges the Bombay High Court judgment passed in June 2019, and submits that the Socially and Educationally Backward Classes (SEBC) Act, 2018, which provides for 12% and 13% quota to the Maratha community in education and jobs respectively, violated the principles laid in the case of Indira Sawhney v. Union of India (1992) as per which the Apex Court capped the reservation limit at 50%. The Bombay High Court, while upholding the Maratha quota, held that 16% reservation is not justifiable and ruled that reservation should not exceed 12% in employment and 13% in education as recommended by the State Backward Commission. On September 9, 2020, a three-judge Bench of the Supreme Court referred the cases to a larger Bench to determine the issue whether State Government has the power to declare a class as Socially and Economically Backward after the Constitution (102nd) amendment. Reports of previous hearingsMaratha Quota Case : Indira Sawhney Decision Delivered After Much Discussion; No Need To Revisit, Datar Argues In Supreme Court’No Extraordinary Circumstance To Exceed 50% Limit’ : SC Constitution Bench Hears Lawyers Opposing Maratha Quota On Day 3Maratha Quota Case, Day 4 : Rights Of States On Backward Classes Not Affected By 102nd Constitution Amendment, AG Tells Supreme Court For How Many Generations Reservations Will Continue? Supreme Court Asks In Maratha Quota Case[Day 5]’Affirmative Action Not Limited To Reservation Only’: Supreme Court In Maratha Quota Case Hearing[Day 6] Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

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Security Alert ongoing at Bishop Street in Derry

first_imgA security alert is underway close to a number of schools in the Bishop Street area of Derry.A search operation is being carried out at a building site at the former Nazareth House residential home close to the primary school.Foyle MLA Karen Mullan has hit out at those responsible, but confirmed that the nearby Lumen Christi College is still open and students arriving to get their A -Level results can get access. Security Alert ongoing at Bishop Street in Derry Google+ By News Highland – August 15, 2019 Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Twitter Homepage BannerNews Facebook Twittercenter_img Pinterest Pinterest WhatsApp WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Previous article13 people awaiting in-patient beds at LUHNext articleDerry man sentenced for attempting to acquire prohibited weapon News Highland Facebook Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows last_img read more

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NYC officials confirm 1st homeless death from coronavirus

first_imgShooter_Sam/iStock(NEW YORK)– New York officials have confirmed the first homeless death from the novel coronavirus, a grim statistic that homeless advocates fear could rise in coming weeks.“Tragically, one New Yorker experiencing homelessness succumbed to this virus after several days in the hospital – our hearts go out to this individual’s friends and family,” said Isaac McGinn, spokesperson for the city’s Department of Social Services.“What we’re seeing continues to track the trends across our city, state, and country – with more testing taking place, we’re effectively identifying more positives, which gives us the ability to immediately connect each individual to the care they need, whether in hospital or in isolation,” McGinn said.According to the statement from DHS, the homeless resident was a single adult male in his 60s and was hospitalized last week. The man’s identity was not revealed.DHS also confirmed a total of 39 positive cases of COVID-19 among homeless New Yorkers as of March 24. According to the New York Department of Homeless Services, there were 17 coronavirus patients identified from 12 different shelters across the city as of Sunday night. The overall number of homeless residents in New York in 2019 was 78,604, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.The case in New York follows the first death of a homeless person in California last week. The homeless population is particularly vulnerable because they are frequently in institutional settings and cannot always find easy access to handwashing stations and clean facilities.New York City’s social service agency has mobilized special housing units that enable residents to isolate themselves. The rollout this week has included approximately 500 isolation units available across four locations, officials said. As of March 24, there are 65 individuals in isolation units at two of the locations.“Unfortunately, we are well aware of the sad fact that our homeless population is 30 percent more susceptible to the COVID-19 virus than those who are healthy because of their compromised respiratory systems,” said Ivan Klassen, director of community partnerships of the Los Angeles Mission, which provides emergency services, housing, legal counseling and other services to the homeless.At the Los Angeles Mission, staff members are allowing homeless people to stay at the shelter for a longer period of time than typically allowed.“We usually give people 15-day bed tickets but given the situation, people can stay as long as they need,” said Klassen. “We are hoping that essential homeless service providers like us who are taking stringent measures will help stem the tide. Or we will unfortunately see more deaths like the one in NYC.”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Consumers Energy completes of $610m Saginaw Trail Pipeline in US

first_imgThe project has replaced nearly 125.5km of a 1940s vintage natural gas pipeline with 144.8km new, larger pipeline The project is part of Natural Gas Delivery Plan. (Credit: Rupert Kittinger-Sereinig from Pixabay) US-based public utility company Consumers Energy has announced the completion of construction of $610m Saginaw Trail Pipeline project in the US.The four-year project was undertaken to upgrade natural gas pipelines and infrastructure in Saginaw, Genesee and Oakland counties.It is aimed at upgrading Consumers Energy’s natural gas infrastructure while providing environmental enhancements along the route.The Saginaw Trail Pipeline project has replaced nearly 125.5km of a 1940s vintage natural gas pipeline with 144.8km new, larger pipeline.The project is part of Natural Gas Delivery Plan, a 10-year road map for a system which is more safe, reliable, affordable and clean.Consumers Energy followed existing route through rural agricultural areasFor a significant part of the pipeline upgrade, Consumers Energy has followed the existing route through rural agricultural areas.The project also involved a reroute of the pipeline in order to avoid densely populated areas in Saginaw and Flint.Consumers Energy project management vice president Dennis Dobbs said: “We are pleased to share that the Saginaw Trail Pipeline has been successfully completed.“The project was a huge undertaking and we are grateful for the cooperation and patience shown by affected landowners, community leaders, residents and other entities throughout construction.“We also recognize the outstanding efforts of the hundreds of company and contractor skilled trades employees who worked through the challenge of COVID-19 to bring this project to successful fruition.”The public utility said that the construction of each phase was concluded without any service interruptions for customers.Consumers Energy has now put the Saginaw Trail Pipeline project into operations and plans to carry out some additional final restoration work next year.The CMS Energy’s subsidiary is Michigan’s major energy provider,  delivering natural gas and/or electricity to 6.7 million of the state’s 10 million residents in all 68 Lower Peninsula counties.last_img read more

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Knotty problem: do clients care if agents wear ties or not?

first_imgAn estate agency in London has ordered its staff to take off their ties after claiming that clients no longer care whether they wear them or not.Nine-branch London firm James Pendleton says wearing a tie is ‘no longer good for business’ and at a sales meeting earlier this month co-founder and MD Lee Pendleton (pictured, above, centre) asked all his sales staff to cut their ties in half.Pendleton claims that the long-standing business attire style is an antiquated way of doing business when many of his clients themselves rarely wear ties or even suits to work.Staff at his firm, which recently celebrated its 16th anniversary, are judged on their performance rather than appearance, it is claimed.Business attire retired“I looked round the room and thought ‘today’s the day’,” says Pendleton.“Times have changed and our clients aren’t paying for the way we look. It took a while for my world view to change because, when I entered the industry, it was still very traditional, and we all wore suits and ties without fail.“But the world has moved on and clients today don’t value a nice tie any more they value good advice. I want the people who meet our consultants to see them as equals, whose experience they badly need, not drones who need to dress to impress.“My hope is that this helps clients will feel the relationship they have with us is less transactional and more about trust and experience.”     business attire Lee Pendleton james pendleton August 23, 2019Nigel Lewis3 commentsKristjan Byfield, base property specialists ltd base property specialists ltd 23rd August 2019 at 1:33 pmNever had ties or suits in our office since we launched in 2004. Most of the time I wear jeans, trainers and t-shirts and we’re booming. Most common comment when meeting clients or applicants? ‘I love the fact you don’t wear a suit, you’re so much more approachable’. Other agents have often said ‘yeah, but you’re in Shoreditch you can do that’- we work for clients across London, over half our clients don’t live in the UK, our average rent is nearly £2500 pcm and average property value around £800k- so plenty of high market activity. It’s your personality, knowledge and professionalism that wins out in the end- if you’re relying on a suit your focus is in the wrong place.Log in to ReplyChris Orr, 3Men² 3Men² 23rd August 2019 at 8:38 amLooooong overdue. I’ve been saying this for years. Lose the suits as well – how about chinos and branded polo shirts – with light-hearted service message (as opposed to over branded). Smart, casual and still professional.Log in to ReplyChris Reed, Self Employed Self Employed 23rd August 2019 at 8:33 amI remember in 2009 opening our doors in a new agency, I decided that wearing a suit and a tie was not the way to go. The first appointment I went on, I was asked where my tie was, I just explained it was no tie day. Wore a tie but no suit from then onwards. In 2016 I burnt the lot and swore never to wear one again.Log in to ReplyWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » Knotty problem: do clients care if agents wear ties or not? previous nextAgencies & PeopleKnotty problem: do clients care if agents wear ties or not?Agent in London has caused a stir by ordering its staff to take off their ties, claiming they are an ‘antiquated’ form of business attire.Nigel Lewis23rd August 20193 Comments2,838 Viewslast_img read more

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Grieves challenges bakers to safeguard their future

first_imgFormer bakery tutor and past chairman of the British Society of Baking Jean Grieves has called on the industry to re-evaluate its thinking on training, with a view to retaining traditional skills and bringing another generation of bakers to the fore.Speaking at the Bakers Benevolent Society ball at the Mandarin Oriental, London, on 22 June, Grieves said: “Several years ago, when I was still actively involved in bakery education, I forecast that by 2012 there may only be two colleges in the country offering bakery courses. I see no reason to change this prediction.”She noted that the decline in college-based courses is due to many factors, not least being that bakery is an expensive programme to operate, both in terms of equipment and space, and added: “If the closure of bakery schools is likely to continue, how are we going to ensure that there are training opportunities for the next generation of bakers? We are caretakers for the baking industry and should accept the responsibility for safeguarding its future.”Although the industry is not without resources available in various scholarships and bursaries, she noted, these might be better channelled to work through today’s employees and practising craftsmen to ensure the existing skill base in the industry is transferred to another generation.Capturing skills, she said, could be done easily by addressing two key elements essential to training: teaching generic skills through computer-based standard training packages used at a place of training convenient to the student and the baker, including the workplace; and teaching basic craft skills, with a nationwide network of training locations, both industry- and college-based, established. Grieves acknowledged, however, that training is not enough and the industry still needs to attract young people. She suggested establishing a helpline for marketing to young people and encouraging them to join the industry. “The industry employs 145,000 craft people who support a turnover of £2bn. “There is every reason for young people to join our industry. Let’s shout it from the rooftops,” she concluded.last_img read more

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Press release: Barclays gets legal directions for PPI breach

first_imgNotes to editors The annual reminder is an important measure so customers know they still have a PPI policy and how much it is costing them each year, as well as their right to cancel or switch. This is Barclays’ second breach of the PPI order. As a result, we are issuing legal directions which can be enforced by a Court, to ensure they comply with the order. We now require assurances from Barclays they have now put adequate systems in place to prevent a similar breach from occurring again. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has issued Barclays with legal directions requiring it to put appropriate systems and procedures in place to prevent a similar incident from happening again in the future.Following an investigation into payment protection insurance (PPI) by the Competition Commission in 2011, one of the measures introduced in an Order was that customers should receive an annual reminder from their provider setting out clearly how much they had paid in, and their right to cancel the policy.In the period from October 2016 – October 2017, Barclays failed to provide a reminder to 2,265 Littlewoods credit card PPI customers. It attributed the breach to a technical problem in transferring the customers to its computer system.Following that breach, Barclays wrote to all affected customers, providing a reminder of their right to cancel the policy and the offer of a refund. From this communication, it has so far paid out almost £336,000 in refunds to customers.This is not the first time Barclays has breached the Order, having reported several substantive breaches to the CMA in 2015 for not providing annual reminders to almost 10,000 PPI customers.Adam Land, the CMA’s Senior Director of Remedies, Business and Financial Analysis, said:center_img The CMA is the UK’s primary competition and consumer authority. It is an independent non-ministerial government department with responsibility for carrying out investigations into mergers, markets and the regulated industries and enforcing competition and consumer law. For CMA updates, follow us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. Barclays is in breach of the Payment Protection Insurance Market Investigation Order 2011 (the PPI Order). One of the requirements of the order is that all PPI customers would receive an annual reminder from their provider setting out information including how much they had paid into their policy. Directions are a formal enforcement instrument, which can be used to ensure that an Enterprise Act 2002 remedy imposed by the CMA, in this case the PPI Order, is complied with fully. Barclays notified the CMA of the breach in March 2018. The CMA does not currently have the power to impose financial penalties for breaches of this kind. The CMA has called for such powers in order to increase incentives for businesses to comply with market and merger remedies and to rectify any breaches quickly. Media enquiries should be directed to 020 3738 6460 or [email protected]last_img read more

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Warrens launches vegan pasty range

first_imgThe Vegan Pasty range from Warrens Bakery was in response to ‘huge demand’ according to the Cornish business.The range comprises an Original Cornish Pasty, Vegan Green Thai and Vegan Fiery Mexican pasties.The Vegan Green Thai Pasty “offers a classic taste of the Far East”, according to the company, with creamy coconut and an aromatic blend of Thai spices, with pulses and veggies including chickpeas, broad beans and sweetcorn.Meanwhile, spice lovers’ taste buds will be put to the test by the super-hot Vegan Fiery Mexican Pasty, which contains red kidney beans, chilli, chickpeas, potato and swede.The Original Cornish Pasty isn’t technically a Cornish pasty, as it doesn’t contain beef as per the Cornish Pasty Association definition, “but as far as a Vegan Cornish Pasty goes, this is the closest you’ll get”, according to Warrens.“We’ve reworked our traditional glaze and pastry and come up with a wholemeal pastry and vegan-friendly glaze – topped with distinctive ‘V’ pastry markers, so there’s no mistaking your vegan lunch.”Jason Jobling, master baker at Warrens Bakery, said: “We’ve developed these pasties using the finest ingredients and even created a new pastry blend of wholemeal and white flour to complement the flavours.“Our vegan pasties are hearty, wholesome and contain all of the star credentials of our traditional range. We are delighted that our award-winning Cornish pasties will now be able to be enjoyed by all.”The vegan pasties are available in all Warrens’ bakeries in Cornwall, Devon, Somerset and Bristol, as well as its franchise store in Birmingham.last_img read more

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Vince Herman Leads Wild 30-Minute “Midnight Rider” All-Star Jam At Clusterpluck [Video]

first_imgLeftover Salmon‘s Vince Herman and Drew Emmitt made sure the Suwannee Summer Clusterpluck lived up to it’s name last night with a clear-the-benches all-star jam featuring Larry and Jenny Keel, The Jon Stickley Trio, the Rev. Jeff Mosier and Brett Bass from Grandpa’s Cough Medicine! The first time event is a smaller scale bluegrass jam at the beloved Spirit Of The Suwannee Music Park and after fans spent a sunny day at the white sand beach they were ready to dance into the night in the cool music hall. Suwannee was founded to host bluegrass events the park has a long history of nights just like these. The players involved were well aware of the historic jams that have gone down on the hallowed grounds before them.The always gregarious Herman and his long time musical brother-in-arms Emmitt are acting as the hosts for the bluegrass pickin’ party, and after a short stint as a duo, started calling up the rest of the players from the wings. The Jon Stickley Trio was due to close out the night so their gear was already poised and ready to go. While fiddler Lyndsay Pruett had been delighting crowds with her mixture of wails and high speed classically styled runs, it was her turn to smile gleefully as she looked down the line of musicians packing the stage. Her band mate, the multi-disciplined Patrick Armitage and the flat pickin’ wunderkind at the head of the trio, Jon Stickley, were both clearly excited about the fun to come as they exchanged massive grins on the sly.Fellow flat picker, the explosive Larry Keel had just finished a destructive set, but was still full of energy as he bounded back onstage. His beloved wife Jenny was on hand to pluck the stand up bass and serve as the deep end of the musical curve for the shenanigans to follow. Bass snuck in from the wings stage right and Reverend Mosier entered from stage left. With an elbow to elbow line up of the cream of the crop from his left to right, Herman turned with his trademark eye twinkle and gave the signal to kick off the iconic first notes to the Allman Brothers Band classic “Midnight Rider.” Not content to let it rest there, the assembled wrecking crew promptly went through a short “Amos Moses,” a ripping take on Little Feat‘s “Sailing Shoes” before closing out with a take on the spiritual “Workin’ On A Building>Wheel Hoss.”Rex Thomson was on hand to catch this experience on the camera for us all to enjoy! Check it out below.“Midnight Rider>Trouble Times>Ask The Fish>Amos Moses>Sailin’ Shoes>Workin’ On A Building>Wheel Hoss“last_img read more

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