China throws down the gauntlet: lifted off C919, first domestically produced plane
The C919, China's first domestically produced passenger aircraft, made its maiden flight today, taking off from Shanghai Airport and heading for the capital Beijing. The 164-seat aircraft was built to break the dominance of single-aisle jets from Airbus and Boeing, but still relies on Western components, including engines and avionics. Despite this, Comac, the manufacturer, already has over 1,200 orders, but some experts suggest that most of these orders are just letters of intent from domestic customers.
Curiosities you may not know about Naples' 'Veiled Christ'
Naples is one of the most beautiful and fascinating cities in the world, both for its architecture and its sights, including museums. One of the most appreciated places of all is undoubtedly the Sansevero Chapel, inside which is the statue of the 'Veiled Christ'.This is a marvellous work where the dead Christ, lying on a mattress, is covered by a veil that adheres perfectly to his form. The magnificence of the statue lies in the veil, carved from a single block of marble, which seems transparent over Christ's body. On his face, moreover, one can see precisely the signs of suffering following the Passion.On the account of the 'Veiled Christ', there is also a fascinating legend about the veil and alchemy, of which Raimondo di Sangro, the commissioner of the work.
Shearing dogs and cats in summer? Maybe not everyone knows this, but it might be better not to do it
Summer finally arrives and we begin to feel the first heat. The muggy, prickly sun arrives with its ferocity, and it is not only humans who feel the heat, but also pets, with dogs and cats at the forefront.Many owners think that they are doing their pets a favour when they take them to have their fur sheared, but in reality this is something that, for a number of specific reasons, should not be done, or rather, should only be done in certain special circumstances.In fact, dogs and cats do not regulate temperature as we do, and their fur serves precisely to ensure temperature control within the body.
Try these mouth-watering dishes on your trip to Rome
Rome The Eternal City, Rome is worth a visit at least once, with its beautiful architecture and monuments, great works of art, small-town charm, slow pace of life, and world-renowned food, albeit seeing everything it has to offer would take a lifetime. The Grand Romantic ruins, opulent monuments, graceful fountains, and ornate statues are all testa...
'Jewels of Emirates' to unleash potential of Emirati designers
SHARJAH, 31st May, 2023 (WAM) -- The much-awaited Jewels of Emirates show, the first Emirati exhibition specialising in diamond jewellery, gold, silver, and luxury watches, will commence on Thursday at Expo Centre Sharjah, captivating visitors from 1st to 4th June, 2023.Organised by the Centre with the backing of the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI), the prestigious event, now in its fourth edition, will showcase the artistry of...