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first_imgRobert Plant is a musician who needs no introduction. Today, the iconic Led Zeppelin singer presents his eleventh LP, Carry Fire, via Nonesuch/Warner Bros—a follow-up to 2014’s Lullaby and… the Ceaseless Roar. For Carry Fire, Plant teams with The Sensational Space Shifters, a group composed of Justin Adams, John Baggott, Dave Smith and Liam “Skin” Tyson, though other numbers on the record include cameos from cellist Redi Hasa, violist/violinist Seth Lakeman, and vocalist Chrissie Hynde.As Plant noted to Rolling Stone about the creative direction of Carry Fire, “It’s about intention, I respect and relish my past works but each time I feel the lure and incentive to create new work. I must mix old with new. . . . Consequently the whole impetus of the band has moved on its axis somewhat, the new sound and different space giving way to exciting and dramatic landscapes of mood, melody and instrumentation.”Robert Plant and The Sensational Space Shifters will begin their North American tour on February 9 at Raleigh, NC’s Memorial Auditorium and then continue through early March (complete dates below). Additional dates will be announced soon. For updates, please visit Robert Plant’s website. In addition, every ticket purchased online will be joined by either a physical or digital copy of the new album, Carry Fire, upon its October 13 release. Instructions on how to redeem the album will be emailed after ticket purchase.ROBERT PLANT & THE SENSATIONAL SPACE SHIFTERSCARRY FIRE NORTH AMERICAN TOUR 2018FEBRUARY9 – Raleigh, NC – Raleigh Memorial Auditorium11 – Charlotte, NC – Ovens Auditorium12 – Norfolk, VA – Chrysler Hall14 – New York, NY – Beacon Theatre16 – Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre17 – Toronto, ON – Massey Hall20 – Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre22 – Minneapolis, MN – Orpheum Theatre24 – Denver, CO – Temple Hoyne Buell Theatre26 – Phoenix, AZ – Symphony Hall28 – Oakland, CA – Fox TheaterMARCH2 – Los Angeles, CA – Orpheum TheatreADDITIONAL DATES TO BE ANNOUNCEDlast_img

first_imgFill up on low-calorie vegetables and salads.Avoid second helpings.A small portion of dessert can be eaten in place of other carbohydrate foods.Avoid beverages sweetened with sugar. Go to the mall for exercise, especially during inclement weather.Walk around your neighborhood to view holiday decorations.Park farther away from the store when shopping.Make the evening walk a family activity where you can catch up on your family’s daily activities.Wear walking shoes while traveling by airplane, and go early to walk the concourses before your flight and during layovers. Use defatted turkey or chicken broth instead of butter in preparing stuffing.Use nonfat chicken broth to replace milk and butter in mashed potatoes.Skim the fat from gravy and use it sparingly.Avoid high-fat condiments like whipped cream, butter and creamy salad dressings. By Brooke HatfieldUniversity of GeorgiaWeight gain isn’t the only side effect of a poorly controlled diet during the holidays. For people with diabetes, a lax approach to diet can wreak havoc on blood-sugar control. “High blood glucose in the short term makes people feel tired and less energetic,” said Janine Bicherman, a nutrition specialist with the University of Georgia Extension Service. “Long-term, it causes devastating complications that involve many parts of the body.” Making daily physical activity a priority can help with blood glucose control. But it can be easy to overlook exercise during the busy holidays.Less exercise and more food “People are less active during the holidays,” Bicherman said. “They also have a lot more tempting foods available.” Walking and other types of exercise can help relieve stress, improve your mood, lower your blood glucose level and help control weight. If 30- to 45-minute increments seem too daunting for this busy time of year, try setting aside two to three segments of 15-20 minutes each. Other tips to include more activity include: Have family or guests help with holiday decorating.Organize groups to attend holiday musicals or plays.Have a caroling party.Go shopping with family or friends.Focus on nonfood gifts for gift-giving.”People eat portions that are too large, which leads to increased carbohydrates, which increases glucose,” Bicherman said.Plan meals, don’t overload on carbsPlanning meals ahead of time can help keep blood glucose in check. If you take your pre-meal insulin, you can adjust your insulin to the amount of carbohydrate you’re planning to eat. (The more carbohydrate you eat, the higher your blood glucose will rise.) Typical carbohydrate-containing foods that are popular around the holidays are stuffing, potatoes, breads, cranberry relish, sweet potato casserole, pies and eggnog. Low-calorie sweeteners can help reduce carbohydrates in some desserts, such as pumpkin pie, cranberry salads and sweet potato casserole. But sugar is usually needed in cakes and cookies. To further minimize high blood glucose levels after holiday meals: Traditional recipes can be altered, too, to reduce fat, Freeman said. Plan nonfood-centered activitiesSince holiday customs tend to center around meals, Bicherman said, it can be helpful to focus on activities that don’t involve food.last_img

first_imgOsaka Gas withdrawal may kill planned 1.2GW coal plant development in Japan FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Reuters:Japan’s Osaka Gas Co Ltd said on Wednesday that it will pull out of a plan to build a coal-fired power plant in Yamaguchi, western Japan, citing changes in the electricity market and future business risk.Osaka Gas had planned to build a 1.2-gigawatt (GW) coal-fired power station in the city of Ube in Yamaguchi prefecture, aiming to start operations around 2026. Electric Power Development (J-Power) and Ube Industries Ltd are partners in the project.J-Power said it and Ube Industries have agreed to continue the plan to build a coal-fired power plant, but they will halt an environment access process to revise the plan. “We will consider scaling down the size to a single 600-megawatt ultra super-critical (USC) power plant or building a few 300-megawatt integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) plants,” J-Power Executive Managing Officer Hitoshi Kanno told a news conference.A spokesman at Osaka Gas said the company’s decision reflected concerns over tighter regulations on coal power stations after 2030 and intensifying competition after the liberalization of the power market in Japan.The move by Osaka Gas comes after other Japanese companies have withdrawn from new coal-fired power projects amid growing global pressure for companies to divest coal assets due to environmental concerns.More: Osaka Gas to withdraw from coal-fired power station projectlast_img

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