RSF condemns Vietnamese journalist Pham Doan Trang’s arrest

first_imgNews “Pham Doan Trang’s arrest is the latest stage in the headlong pursuit of ever-greater repression by the Vietnamese Communist Party’s current leadership,” said Daniel Bastard, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk. “Her only crime has been to provide her fellow citizens with independently-reported information and to help them to fully exercise their rights under Vietnam’s constitution. Her place is not in prison. She must be released at once.” “I don’t want freedom just for myself, that’s too easy. No, I want something greater – freedom for Vietnam,” Pham Doan Trang wrote in a letter in May 2019 with the intention that it should be made public in the event of her arrest. VietnamAsia – Pacific Protecting journalistsOnline freedomsMedia independence Judicial harassmentRSF Prize Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for the immediate and unconditional release of Pham Doan Trang, a Vietnamese journalist who was awarded the RSF Prize for Impact a year ago and who was arrested last night in Ho Chi Minh City. Pham Doan Trang wrote in a letter called “Just in case I am imprisoned” in May 2019 with the intention that it should be made public in the event of her arrest (photo : Facebook / Pham Doan Trang). As for “propaganda,” Trang founded Luât Khoa, an online magazine providing information about legal issues, and edits thevietnamese, a publication that also helps Vietnamese citizens to understand the country’s laws, defend their rights and resist the Communist Party’s arbitrary rule. News RSF_en News After-effects Follow the news on Vietnam Vietnam has been near the bottom of RSF’s World Press Freedom Index for years and is currently ranked 175th out of 180 countries. Vietnam sentences journalist Tran Thi Tuyet Dieu to eight years in prison Organisation Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information Three more independent reporters arrested in Vietnam RSF was last in touch with Trang five weeks ago, when she was temporarily hospitalized as a result of the after-effects of a beating at the hands of the police when arrested in August 2018. April 22, 2021 Find out more April 27, 2021 Find out more to go further News October 7, 2020 RSF condemns Vietnamese journalist Pham Doan Trang’s arrest VietnamAsia – Pacific Protecting journalistsOnline freedomsMedia independence Judicial harassmentRSF Prize Arrested at around 11:30 p.m. yesterday, she had been placed in pre-trial detention on a charge of “anti-state propaganda.” She has also written several books, including “Politics for the people.” Her latest initiative  was an investigation into a massacre in Dong Tam, a village on the outskirts of Hanoi that was the target of a violent raid by police last January with the aim of suppressing resistance by residents contesting the seizure of their land by the authorities. RSF laureates support jailed Vietnamese journalist Pham Doan Trang April 7, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Shannon airport workers vote to strike over pensions

first_imgDermot O’Loughlin, SIPTU Pensions Policy Advisor.As as their dispute over pension entitlements escalates, SIPTU trade union members at the Shannon Airport Authority (SAA) have voted overwhelmingly to take industrial action, including all out strike.Staff at the airline have been unsuccessfully seeking to have their employer deal with the significant deficit in the Irish Airlines Superannuation Scheme (IASS) for several years.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up SIPTU Pension Policy Advisor, Dermot O’Loughlin said that in two ballots, 98 per cent and 96 per cent of the membership voted in favour of taking industrial and strike action respectively.“This demonstrates that staff at the SAA are angry, disillusioned and frustrated that an acceptable resolution has not been found to the pensions crisis.“Before proceeding further, we will now be moving to consult with those of our members who are not in the IASS scheme and have no proper pension provision at all. We will be seeking to ascertain their views as to how to best further their interests in relation to pensions. We will also be consulting with the other trade unions in the company before proceeding with any type of action.“It is the view of the Pensions Committee that this situation has come about as a consequence of the intransigence and procrastination of the Trustees of the Scheme, the Regulatory Authority and the company that has forced the membership into this very serious position”, Mr O’Loughlin said. First Irish death from Coronavirus Facebook TAGSDermot O’Loughlinfeaturedfull-imagepensionsShannon Airport AuthoritySIPTUstrike action Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April No vaccines in Limerick yet Twitter Linkedin WhatsApp Shannondoc operating but only by appointment center_img Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Print NewsShannon airport workers vote to strike over pensionsBy Editor – February 11, 2014 618 Advertisement Email Previous articleMother cleared of putting daughter in danger of child sexual abuseNext articlePensioner admits sexual assault on two year old infant Editor Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHLlast_img read more

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GDP Advances; Housing Share Follows Suit

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / GDP Advances; Housing Share Follows Suit The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily June 28, 2016 1,361 Views Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago  Print This Post Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Related Articles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Save GDP HOUSING Residential Fixed Investment U.S. Economy 2016-06-28 Brian Honea Tagged with: GDP HOUSING Residential Fixed Investment U.S. Economy Previous: Demand Retreats Despite Stronger Fundamental Drivers Next: Advocates Call for Changes to FHA’s Loan Sale Program Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agocenter_img Subscribe About Author: Brian Honea Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago GDP Advances; Housing Share Follows Suit The third and final estimate for Q1’s real Gross Domestic Product (GDP), released on Tuesday by the Bureau of Economic Analysis, improved to an annual rate of 1.1 percent, and housing’s share of the GDP went up right along with it.According to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), housing’s share of the GDP rose slightly in the third Q1 estimate up to 15.4 percent, while residential fixed investment (RFI), the home building and remodeling component of GDP, expanded to 3.4 percent.Post-crisis, the GDP has generally struggled in the first quarter; in the three estimates for Q1 2016, the GDP progressed from 0.5 to 0.8 to 1.1 percent. The increase in real GDP up to 1.1 percent reflected positive contributions in the categories of personal consumption expenditures (1.02 percent), government consumption expenditures (0.23 percent), residential fixed investment (3.4 percent), state and local government spending (0.3 percent), and exports (0.4 percent). These were partly offset by negative contributions from nonresidential fixed investment (-0.6 percent), private inventory investment (-0.2 percent), and federal government spending (-0.1 percent).“For the first quarter, RFI was 3.4 percent of the economy, reaching a $568 billion seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) in inflation-adjusted 2009 dollars,” wrote David Logan, Director of Tax Policy Analysis with NAHB. “This is the highest quarterly rate for RFI in more than eight years. The first quarter growth for RFI added 0.5 points to the headline GDP growth rate (i.e. GDP would have only expanded 0.6 percent absent the RFI contribution), the largest contribution since 2012.”Housing services, which include gross rents (including utilities) paid by renters, utility payments, and owners’ imputed rent (estimate of the cost to rent owner-occupied units), totaled 12 percent for the final estimate of Q1 ($1.98 trillion). According to Logan, without this measure, increases to homeownership would cause the GDP to decline. These two numbers together (12 percent for housing services and 3.4 percent for RFI) made up housing’s 15.4 percent share of the GDP in Q1.The GDP for Q2 is expected to grow at a faster rate, as it typically has in the second quarter post-crisis. In 2015, the final estimate for Q2 GDP was 3.9 percent.“Looking ahead, economic forecasters expect faster GDP growth in the second quarter of 2016,” NAHB Senior Economist Michael Neal said. “Business investment, especially activity outside of the energy sector, is expected to rebound. In addition, early indications point to a stronger contribution of personal consumption expenditures to overall growth. However, though dissipating, downside risks from the international sector remain. The economic headwinds from the United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union could lower future growth prospects for the U.S. However, the economic effects from ‘Brexit’ are likely to be minor.”last_img read more

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GSEs Report Boosts in Q2 Income

first_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Subscribe GSEs Report Boosts in Q2 Income Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Previous: Congress Members Call for Pause on GSE Capital Framework Next: COVID-19 Placing Spotlight on Affordability Challenges, Zoning Fannie Mae Freddie Mac GSEs 2020-07-30 David Wharton in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Journal, News  Print This Post Sign up for DS News Daily Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img July 30, 2020 1,012 Views Related Articles Home / Daily Dose / GSEs Report Boosts in Q2 Income Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago About Author: Phil Hall The government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) bounced back from their first-quarter performance, recording increases in their respective comprehensive and net income levels in their newly released earnings reports.Fannie Mae posted a net income of $2.5 billion for the second quarter, up from $461 million in the previous quarter but lower than the $3.4 billion from one year earlier. It also reported $2.5 billion in comprehensive income for the second quarter, significantly higher from the $476 million for the first quarter but below the $3.3 billion in Q2 2019.In its quarterly report, Fannie Mae acknowledged that its “credit-related expense in the first quarter of 2020 was driven by a substantial increase in its allowance for loan losses due to the economic dislocation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The allowance for loan losses remained relatively flat in the second quarter of 2020.” The GSE did not enter into credit risk transfer transactions in the second quarter, citing the pandemic’s impact on the economy.Fannie Mae noted that 5.7% of its single-family guaranty book of business based on loan count and 1.2% of its multifamily guaranty book of business based on unpaid principal balance were in forbearance, with the vast majority of these conditions being attributed to the COVID-19 pandemic. The GSE added that the pandemic will result in a lower net income for this year compared to last year, but it is still pressing ahead—Fannie Mae provided $542 billion in single-family liquidity and $34 billion in multifamily financing in the first half of this year.“During this time of economic uncertainty, Fannie Mae is a force for stability, affordability, and liquidity in the housing markets,” said CEO Hugh R. Frater. “In the second quarter, we helped hundreds of thousands of homeowners and renters get the guidance and support they needed to stay in their homes, while we delivered on record refinancing demand. Fannie Mae will continue to work with partners across the industry to fulfill our mission and our leadership role in housing finance.”Separately, Freddie Mac announced $1.7 billion in second quarter net income, up from $173 million in the previous quarter and up from $1.5 billion in the second quarter of 2019. It also reported $1.9 billion in comprehensive income, up from the first quarter’s $622 million and higher than the $1.8 billion from one year earlier.During the second quarter, Freddie Mac reported $232 billion in new single-family business activity, its’ highest level since 2003, along with $20 billion in multifamily business activity. The GSE’s single-family and multifamily guarantee portfolios grew 7% and 13%, respectively, on a year-over-year measurement.However, also on the rise was Freddie Mac’s serious delinquency rate for single-family home loans: 2.48%, up from 0.60% in the prior quarter, primarily fueled by an increase in loans in forbearance due to the pandemic. The share of second quarter loans in forbearance were 3.8% for the single-family portfolio and 2.4% for the multifamily mortgage portfolio, respectively.“We earned a solid $1.9 billion of comprehensive income while expanding our efforts to support homeowners, renters, multifamily borrowers and lenders affected by the pandemic,” said CEO David M. Brickman. “During the period, we reached a key milestone toward exiting conservatorship by hiring a top-tier financial advisor to provide strategic counsel.” Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Phil Hall is a former United Nations-based reporter for Fairchild Broadcast News, the author of nine books, the host of the award-winning SoundCloud podcast “The Online Movie Show,” co-host of the award-winning WAPJ-FM talk show “Nutmeg Chatter” and a writer with credits in The New York Times, New York Daily News, Hartford Courant, Wired, The Hill’s Congress Blog and Profit Confidential. His real estate finance writing has been published in the ABA Banking Journal, Secondary Marketing Executive, Servicing Management, MortgageOrb, Progress in Lending, National Mortgage Professional, Mortgage Professional America, Canadian Mortgage Professional, Mortgage Professional News, Mortgage Broker News and HousingWire. Tagged with: Fannie Mae Freddie Mac GSEslast_img read more

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Councillor claims garda shortages are affecting border areas

first_img Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Councillor claims garda shortages are affecting border areas Previous articleMan charged after Bellaghy shotingNext articleTaoiseach in Donegal for engagements in Letterkenny, Milford and Twin Towns News Highland Google+ Pinterest Google+ Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Facebook Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Twitter By News Highland – May 21, 2012 center_img WhatsApp Twitter Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Pinterest Newsx Adverts A councillor in Newtowncunningham is claining today that burglaries and break ins are becoming more prevalent in rural communities, and the lack of a visible garda presence is adding to the problem.Cllr Paul Canning says a premises in Newtowncunningham was broken into with a number of items, including security cameras, stolen.Also, he says, a playgroup premises was targetted.Cllr Canning says under current plans, at least six rural garda stations will close in Donegal within the next three years, and that will worsen an already serious shortage of garda numbers………[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/pcann10.mp3[/podcast] 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebooklast_img read more

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Call for mobile Covid-19 Testing Unit in Omagh

first_img DL Debate – 24/05/21 Google+ By News Highland – October 7, 2020 Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp Twitter AudioHomepage BannerNews News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook Call for mobile Covid-19 Testing Unit in Omagh Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growscenter_img A West Tyrone MLA is calling on for the location of a mobile Covid-19 Testing Unit is located in Omagh.Catherine Kelly says apart from a brief period at the end of May, there has been no testing facility located in Tyrone’s main population centre.She says Omagh has a disproportionately high number of health workers and being sandwiched between Derry City & Strabane and Mid-Ulster, two council areas with some of the highest levels of Covid Cases in these islands.Ms Kelly is urging Health Minister Robin Swann to act as a matter of urgency:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/ckelly7am.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Previous article‘Time running out’ for Brexit deal – McConalogueNext articleDáil to hear renewed calls for PUP rate restoration today News Highland Pinterest Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction WhatsApplast_img read more

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Almost a quarter now calculate ethnicity pay gap

first_imgAre cleaning services ready for the frontline?Cleaning services have moved into the spotlight as the return to the workplace accelerates. But from low wages and insecure… No comments yet. Leave a Reply Click here to cancel reply.Comment Name (required) Email (will not be published) (required) Website Previous Article Next Article Almost a quarter now calculate ethnicity pay gapBy Jo Faragher on 10 Sep 2020 in Ethnicity, Ethnicity pay gap reporting, Equality & diversity, Latest News, Pay & benefits, Personnel Today “The results are often stark reading – but that’s the point,” says PwC’s chief people officer Laura HintonShutterstock Two-thirds of businesses are now collecting ethnicity data on their employees and almost a quarter have calculated their ethnicity pay gap, according to a survey by PwC.The consulting firm’s poll of more than 100 companies found that the proportion of them calculating their ethnicity pay gap – which is yet to become a legal requirement – has grown from 5% in 2018 to 23% in 2020.Ethnicity pay gap reportingIntroduce ethnicity pay gap reporting now, government urgedEthnicity pay gap reporting will help achieve equality Furthermore, the percentage of companies surveyed now collecting ethnicity data on their people is up to 67% from 53% in 2018.Of those that have calculated their ethnicity pay gap, 40% have published it voluntarily.Almost half of all the businesses surveyed said they would disclose their ethnicity pay gap over the next three years. The most common reason for not doing so was a lack of data, for which many blamed GDPR restrictions.Other challenges in collecting data included low response rates, issues with HR systems or “unease about how to ask questions around race and ethnicity”, PwC found.On this point, around seven in 10 companies are looking at new initiatives to encourage staff to share their ethnicity data. Almost four in 10 now provide targeted career sponsorship and advice to employees from an ethnic minority background, compared to none two years ago.Katy Bennett, director in PwC’s HR consulting practice, said it was encouraging to see an increase in companies taking action to collect, analyse and publish ethnicity pay data.“Doing this is a critical first step towards identifying the actions that will drive real and sustainable change,” she said. “At a time when issues surrounding race and ethnicity in the workplace are in sharp focus, it’s positive to see more companies looking to demonstrate a commitment to improving ethnic diversity.“Collecting, analysing and reporting ethnicity pay gaps is an important first step for an organisation, but reporting on its own will not drive change,” she added. “Ultimately, the key is the insight that this data provides into where change is most needed. By measuring inclusion as well as diversity, organisations can gain a holistic understanding of where improvements can best be made.”Other actions organisations are taking around race diversity and inclusion include ensuring recruitment processes are open and using tools to reduce bias (cited by 77%); setting out a clear strategy on ethnic diversity actions (70%); and taking steps to provide fair access to the best working opportunities (63%).Jason Buwanabala, HR consulting actuary and data scientist at PwC, added: “In order to address inequalities caused by systemic and structural biases, organisations should be looking across the entire employee experience to ensure fairness in areas such as recruitment, progression and attrition – and data is critical here.“There are undoubtedly challenges when it comes to collecting and analysing information on ethnicity in the workplace and the companies we’ve spoken to reflect some of these in their concerns – data protection, technological capacity and low response rates are big ones.“Improving data quality should be a priority for organisations but this shouldn’t prevent them from starting the process by using the data they already have.”PwC itself is now in its fourth year of voluntarily reporting its ethnicity pay gap. On 5 April 2019, the median BAME pay gap for PwC UK was 4.70%, and the median bonus gap was 47.20%.Chief people officer Laura Hinton said: “It’s not been straightforward and the results are often stark reading – but that’s the point. Ultimately, our pay gap is improving year on year but we still have work to do.“The data we collect helps us identify issues and take targeted action within our business to reach new people, nurture their development and take steps every day to ensure our culture is inclusive and provides equal opportunities for all.“Communicating clearly and honestly with our people about why we’re asking for this information, and the positive steps we’re taking as a result, helps build trust and reinforce the message that it’s on all of us to continue challenging the status quo.”Although ethnicity pay gap reporting legislation has been through government consultation, its passing into law has been delayed. A petition urging the government to make it mandatory has amassed more than 130,000 signatures, meaning Parliament will consider it for a debate.Earlier this year, a report by the CBI and Eversheds urged companies not to wait until reporting became law to disclose their ethnicity pay figures.Compensation and benefits opportunities on Personnel TodayBrowse more compensation and benefits jobs Related posts: Global businesses embrace Black Lives Matter movementBusinesses break with the past to express support for Black Lives Matter as CEOs and founders tell of their revulsion at recent killings in the US.last_img read more

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Jeffrey Epstein’s UES townhouse was priciest Manhattan deal last week

first_img Email Address* Message* Share via Shortlink Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Luxury Real EstateResidential Real Estate Among last week’s contracts, the properties were listed for an average of 551 days, and the average discount from original to final asking price for the contracts was 12 percent.The Epstein property is a prime example: It went into contract with an asking price of $65 million, far below the $88 million it was listed for last summer. Brokers at the time described the initial ask as “aggressive,” due to the timing and the property’s dated aesthetic (including much of Epstein’s furniture), which would likely prompt a buyer to renovate.The Wall Street Journal reported last week the final sales price is closer to $50 million.The second priciest contract signed last week had a more moderate discount.Philanthropist Courtney Ross listed her penthouse at 7 Hubert Street for $18.5 million in August; it went into contract asking a slightly lower $17.85 million. Ross, the widow of the late Warner Communications chief executive, Steve Ross, bought the condo in 2010 for $11.5 million.Twenty-three of last week’s deals were for condominiums, continuing a trend that began in the final quarter of 2020 when the sales of new development condos picked up. In the past 11 weeks, 70 percent of the 297 luxury contracts signed were condos; 56 percent of those 208 condos were being sold by developers, per Olshan.Contact Erin Hudson Tags Full Name* Jeffrey Epstein with 9 East 71st Street and Courtney Ross with her penthouse at 7 Hubert Street (Getty)The former Upper East Side home of the late financier and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein was the highest residential contract inked in Manhattan last week.The deal was one of 36 luxury contracts — asking $4 million or more — signed in the first week of March, according to Olshan Realty’s weekly report. It marks the fifth consecutive week that 30 or more luxury deals were inked.Donna Olshan, the report’s author, said the market’s pace is nearly on par with 2015 levels, with some notable caveats.“The big difference is that the discounts are three times as great and the marketing time is three times as great,” she explained. “A lot of [the volume] has to do with discounts.”ADVERTISEMENTRead moreJeffrey Epstein’s Manhattan townhouse in contract for around $50MJeffrey Epstein’s UES mansion gets $23M haircutBrokers vied for Epstein listings. Can they sell them?last_img read more

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Birds to open new store in Nottingham city centre

first_imgBirds Bakery is set to open a food-to-go focused store in the centre of Nottingham.The site, which is next to a Greggs on the city’s Listergate, will be open seven days a week. In addition to Birds’ hot and cold food-to-go lines, it will sell Birds’ traditional bakery range including loaves and confectionery.“The market is changing, but we have a very loyal following who still want bread and confectionery,” said Birds sales and marketing director Mike Holling.The business is currently fitting out the site, which is due to open in the next four to six weeks.In addition to the Nottingham location, Birds has acquired a site at the Westpoint shopping centre in Chilwell, and expects to open another store before the end of the year.Birds has also become part of Derby’s walk of fame – a trail of mosaic and cast iron plaques celebrating the lives of people who have had a major impact on the city. The plaque outside Birds’ store in Irongate is in recognition of brothers Frank, Thomas and Reginald, who founded the business in 1919 after returning from the war.Other people to feature in the walk of fame include actor Sir John Hurt, suffragist Alice Wheeldon, and football management duo Brian Clough and Peter Taylor.last_img read more

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Tedeschi Trucks Band Delivers Fantastic Tribute-Filled Performance In Second Nashville Show

first_imgLast night, Tedeschi Trucks Band returned to the famous Ryman Auditorium for their second of three performances in Nashville this weekend. As they have throughout their current tour, the 12-piece juggernaut continued to affirm their stature as one of the most exciting acts on the road today, delivering another incredible show featuring a large selection of TTB gems as well as a slew of crowd-pleasing covers.After kicking off set one with “Revolution,” “Made Up Mind,” and “Do I Look Worried,” before once again paying tribute to the late George Harrison with a cover of “Isn’t It A Pity” from his 1970 solo record All Things Must Pass. Next, the band kicked into Derek and the Dominos rocker “Keep On Growing,” with Trucks laying down impressive licks while filling the Eric Clapton role in the tune. The band rounded out the first set with Allen Toussaint‘s “Get Out Of My Life, Woman,” their own “Don’t Drift Away,” and a performance of Charles Segar‘s “Key To The Highway.”Set two got moving with help from seasoned singer-songwriter Tony Joe White on “Long Way From The River,” before the band continued to gather momentum with top-notch renditions of “Bound For Glory,” Titus Turner‘s “Sticks And Stones,” and The Lovin’ Spoonful‘s “Darlin’ Be Home Soon.” “Just As Strange” and “Crying Over You” came next, followed by Bobby “Blue” Bland‘s “I Pity The Fool” and the title track of their fantastic 2016 album Let Me Get By.The band still had a couple tricks up their sleeve when they returned for the encore. First, a soulful pairing of John Prine‘s “Angel From Montgomery” and The Grateful Dead‘s “Sugaree” gave Susan Tedeschi one last chance to stretch out on vocals. Finally, the band welcomed guitarist Jack Pearson for a show-closing cover of Joe Cocker‘s “Space Captain.”Tedeschi Trucks Band will wrap up their Nashville run tonight with their third show at the Ryman Auditorium. For more information and upcoming dates, visit the band’s website.[Cover photo via Marc Millman Photography]last_img read more

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