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Bruce Springsteen Announces ‘The River’ Stadium Summer Tour Dates

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first_imgThe Boss himself, Bruce Springsteen, has been performing the entirety of his classic 1980 album The River on tour. With a number of dates set for Europe in the coming months, Springsteen has just announced plans to return to the US with more of The River for his loyal American fans.The eight new shows are all at stadiums nationwide, including stops in East Rutherford, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Philly and more. Tickets for the new shows go on sale throughout the coming days, and you can find more information here. The full schedule of Springsteen’s tour is seen below:Bruce Springsteen 2016 Tour Dates: 05/14 – Barcelona, ES @ Camp Nou 05/17 – San Sebastian, ES @ Anoeta Stadium 05/19 – Lisbon, PT @ Rock in Rio Lisboa 05/21 – Madrid, ES @ Santiago Bernabeu Stadium 05/25 – Manchester, UK @ Manchester Etihad Stadium 05/27 – Dublin, IE @ Croke Park 05/29 – Dublin, IE @ Croke Park 06/01 – Glasgow, UK @ Hampden Park 06/03 – Coventry, UK @ Coventry Ricoh Arena 06/05 – London, UK @ Wembley Stadium 06/14 – The Hague, NL @ Malieveld 06/17 – Munich, DE @ Olympiastadion 06/19 – Berlin, DE @ Olympiastadion 06/22 – Copenhagen, DK @ Parken Stadium 06/25 – Gothenburg, SE @ Ullevi 06/27 – Gothenburg, SE @ Ullevi 06/29 – Ullevaal Stadion 07/03 – Milan, IT @ San Siro Stadium 07/05 – Milan, IT @ San Siro Stadium 07/09 – Werchter, BE @ Festival Park 07/11 – Paris, FR @ Accorhotels Arena 07/13 – Paris, FR @ Accorhotels Arena 07/16 – Rome, IT @ Circus Maximus 07/20 – Horsens, DK @ Casa Arena 07/23 – Gothenburg, SE @ Ullevi 07/26 – Trondheim, NO @ Granasen Arena 07/28 – Oslo, NO @ Frogner Park 07/31 – Zurich, CH @ Stadion Letzigrund 08/23 – East Rutherford, NJ @ MetLife Stadium 08/25 – East Rutherford, NJ @ MetLife Stadium 08/28 – Chicago, IL @ United Center 09/01 – Washington, DC @ Nationals Park 09/03 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater 09/07 – Philadelphia, PA @ Citizens Bank Park 09/11 – Pittsburgh, PA @ CONSOL Energy Center 09/14 – Foxborough, MA @ Gillette Stadiumlast_img read more

Doctor your plants

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first_imgBy Sharon OmahenUniversity of GeorgiaWillie Chance isn’t a doctor, but he thinks like one. Chance, the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension agent in Houston County, helps homeowners bandage and prevent injuries and illnesses on their landscape plants. Just as humans are responsible for the upkeep of their bodies, homeowners are ultimately responsible for what they allow to happen in their landscape. “When we go to the doctor, we want a shot so we’ll feel better right away,” Chance said. “We don’t want to be told we need to cut back on certain foods and increase our intake of water and vitamins.” Fertilizer isn’t food Don’t over water “Some people tell me all the things their landscape company has done, but they don’t admit to what they personally haven’t done,” he said. “A professional company just comes to your home once a month or so. You’re there every day.” React to emergenciesJust like with humans, emergency situations can lead to situations that contradict the rules. People need water to survive and so do plants. But don’t give your plants too much of a good thing. “When a person tells me they know their problem isn’t water-related, I know it very likely is,” he said. “People are actually killing plants during a drought by watering them too often.” “If your plant is wilted, give it water,” he said. “It’s like when a diabetic person’s blood sugar level drops. They aren’t supposed to eat sweets, but you give them a candy bar to bring their sugar level up quickly.” Watering plants too much can actually cause more harm than good. Excess water deprives roots of oxygen and creates a perfect environment for fungi and water molds to attack and kill roots, Chance said. Be responsive Annual plants and vegetables should be watered twice a week. Woody plants should be pruned during their dormant period. For many plants this is December through March, he said.center_img Fertilizer does provide nutrients so that a plant can make its own food through photosynthesis, he said. However, fertilizer usually won’t “cure” a plant of its aliments, he said. “You can prune later,” Chance said. “But expect pruning during the growing season to slow plant growth more than dormant pruning.” “Nutrient deficiency will stunt a plant, but it doesn’t kill them very often,” Chance said. “You also have to add the correct nutrient. If I’m calcium deficient, it won’t help for me to pump myself full of Vitamin C.” Homeowners react the same way when Chance tells them how to solve their landscape problems. What they need to do isn’t always what they want to do. Spring flowering plants should be pruned after they bloom but before mid-July. “You want to prune before the new buds begin to form for next year,” Chance said. Prune non-blooming plants from late December through mid-September. “When you go to doctor and find out you have high cholesterol and you’re over weight, the doctor isn’t going to talk to you about trimming your toenails,” he said. “You have to address the real problem — not add a bandage to it and hope it heals itself.” For landscape advice from your county UGA Extension agent call 1-800-ASK-UGA1. “It’s best to water your plants very deeply, once a week,” he said. “If you water every day you are creating a shallow root system. The secret is to water deeply and infrequently.” When humans need surgery, they rely on anesthesia to prevent pain. Plants appreciate the same treatment, Chance said. “A lot of people rely heavily on fertilizer as the magic cure-all,” Chance said. “Fertilizer for a plant is like vitamins for us. It provides nutrients, but it’s not a food source.” (Sharon Omahen is a news editor with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)last_img read more

Krakatau Steel books first profit in eight years

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first_img“The company has taken several measures to improve its performance such as through [debt] restructuring and transformation,” he said in a statement on Friday.Earlier this year, Krakatau Steel received the green light from its creditors, mainly local banks such as state-owned Bank Mandiri and Bank Negara Indonesia, to restructure its loans totaling $2 billion in its bid to avoid bankruptcy.Silmy said earlier this year that the debt restructuring would cut interest payments to $466 million from $847 million. It is also expected to slash costs by around $685 million until 2027.The steelmaker also mentioned that the move to optimize its workforce, lower energy costs and slash spare part costs also contributed to the profit. State-owned steelmaker Krakatau Steel reported its first profit in eight years, thanks to its continuous measures to lower expenses.The company booked US$74.1 million in profit in the first quarter this year, a major switch from the $62.3 million loss it suffered in the same period last year, as its cost of revenue as well as general and administrative expenses dropped 39.8 percent and 41.5 percent respectively.Krakatau Steel president director Silmy Karim attributed the positive performance to the company’s concerted move to improve its performance since last year. Krakatau Steel’s operating expenses in the first quarter this year dropped 31 percent year-on-year (yoy) to $46.8 million. In total, the company claimed it had saved $130 million between January and March this year.However, Silmy expected the current economic condition induced by the COVID-19 pandemic to affect the company’s future performance this year.“Second quarter performance is expected to be different as the steel market weakened by 50 percent amid COVID-19 pressure,” he said.Steelmakers are facing severe blows to their business demand during the COVID-19 pandemic.The low demand is partially due to the large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) imposed by the government to contain the virus, which has led to the closure of businesses, including major steel-consuming businesses in the automotive and construction industries.“A weakening national economy has had a severe impact on the steel industry. If it continues further then we expect it will have a severe impact on [the company’s] full-year performance,” Silmy added.Krakatau Steel shares had risen 7.5 percent in Friday trading as of 13:08 p.m.Topics :last_img read more