first_imgChelsea have rung the changes as expected for the FA Cup fourth-round derby with Brentford, who have chosen to leave transfer target Scott Hogan on the bench.Cesar Azpilicueta and Pedro are the only two survivors from the Chelsea team that beat Hull last weekend.Asmir Begovic, wanted by Bournemouth, starts in goal for the Blues, while captain John Terry returns to the back three alongside Kurt Zouma and Nathan Ake, making his first Chelsea appearance since May 2015.Nathaniel Chalobah and Ruben Loftus-Cheek also start, as does Michy Batshuayi.Brentford have made one change with Yoann Barbet coming in at left wing-back for Tom Field.Former Chelsea youngster Josh McEachran starts on his return to Stamford Bridge, but West Ham transfer target Hogan is only among the substitutes.Chelsea: Begovic; Zouma, Terry, Azpilicueta; Pedro, Chalobah, Fabregas, Ake; Willian, Batshuayi, Loftus-Cheek.Subs: Eduardo, Ivanovic, Moses, Matic, Kenedy, Hazard, Costa. Brentford: Bentley; Egan, Dean, Bjelland; Colin, McEachran, Woods, Yennaris, Barbet; Sawyers; Vibe.Subs: Bonham, Field, Clarke, Kerschbaumer, Jota, Hofmann, Hogan.   Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch) x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

first_imgPHOENIX — Exactly one month after Dereck Rodríguez made a Coors Field cameo to lead the Giants to a victory in Game 2 of a doubleheader, the right-hander returned to the rotation on Thursday in Arizona.After coming up from Triple-A to toss five innings of one-run ball against the Rockies, Rodríguez was rewarded with a plane ticket back to Sacramento.After logging seven innings of shutout ball in a 7-0 victory over the Diamondbacks, the next flight Rodríguez should board is the Giants’ team …last_img read more

first_imgThe People Concern, a nonprofit organization leading the effort to end homelessness in Los Angeles, announced today its first-ever gala event, “Celebrating Change,” will take place Sunday, April 29 at Casa Vertigo in downtown Los Angeles.The gala celebrates more than 55 years of life-saving work, and funds raised will go directly toward helping homeless individuals by providing much needed services including mental health care, housing services, domestic violence services, life skills, income assistance, medical care and outreach.Celebrity supporters of The People Concern who may be in attendance include David Arquette, Greg Germann, Marcia Cross, Seth Green, Kymberly Marciano-Strauss and Annabeth Gish. The gala will include a cocktail and hors d’oeuvres reception beginning at 5pm, followed by a three-course sit down dinner at 6:30pm, a special appeal hosted by KTLA’s Sam Rubin and live entertainment to follow. The attire for the evening is semi-formal and a hosted valet will be provided.During the event, The People Concern Executive Director John Maceri will honor Steaven K. Jones, a passionate board member and longtime supporter of the organization for more than two decades. Maceri will also make a special presentation honoring the memory of William Keck, Jr. and the tremendous impact he has made for the Los Angeles community and The People Concern.“The rate of homelessness in Los Angeles County is at an all-time high, totaling nearly 58,000,” said Maceri, who has been connected to the cause for nearly 20 years. “The People Concern empowers the most vulnerable among us and continues to be a leading advocate of the “Housing First” model, placing program participants in stable housing followed by comprehensive, integrated services necessary to sustain housing. As a result, 95 percent of those housed by The People Concern remained housed forever. This gala will raise much-needed funds to further our mission that everyone should be housed, healthy and safe.”For more information or to purchase tickets, click here. For information about event sponsorships email read more

first_imgBy Micha Greeen, AFRO Washington D.C. Editor, mgreen@afro.comAuthorities said they arrested and charged one suspect in the August murder of 16-year-old Kevin Wilson Jr. of Silver Spring, who was shot in the Takoma Park area of Prince George’s County, before later dying at a hospital.Kevin Wilson(pictured), a talented athlete, was killed in Takoma Park. A suspect is facing a first degree murder charge. (Courtesy photo)Tyrell McArthur, 22, of Temple Hills, Maryland, has been arrested and has five charges against him in the murder of Wilson.  The charges include first-degree and second-degree murder, assault in the first degree, use of a firearm and having a handgun on his person according to the District Courts of Maryland.Police are also looking for 22-year-old Rayshawn Williams in relation to Wilson’s death, according to The Washington Post.  Williams’ last known address is in Southeast, D.C.Detectives are still searching for a third suspect in the case and are still trying to determine a motive for the shooting.last_img read more

first_imgWith the mercury dipping each passing day, the chill can get harmful for your furry friends. Unlike humans, animals have lower immunity levels, hence taking care of them becomes more important during the winters.Change in weather conditions, decreasing temperature and other dangers of winter may pose a number of expected and unexpected health threats to your pets. Therefore, shielding them from diseases and infections becomes a daunting task.‘Some long-haired breeds, such as German Shepherds and Huskies, are better suited to cold winters and love the weather. But other sensitive breeds need protection during this season,’ said Dr KG Umesh, Waltham Scientific Communication Manager, South Asia, Mars India. ‘Older dogs are usually more vulnerable to the adverse effects of winters. Dogs with health conditions like a hormone imbalance, heart problems, kidney disease or diabetes are not able to regulate their body heat appropriately. Ones who are suffering from arthritis can experience considerable discomfort as cold weather can make their stiff joints stiffer. Vaccination, de-worming and regular health check ups are important during winter,’ added Umesh. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’By following certain steps, you can ensure that your pets are in pink of health: FEEDING: Give your pet more food during cold weather than you do during the hot months. Dogs, for example, may need upto 25 per cent more energy in the winter than they do in the summer, especially those who exercise outdoors. Pets need extra food because exercising outdoors in cold weather takes up more energy. Ensure that you feed them energy-dense food and give them balanced nutrition. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixEXERCISE: Take your pets out for walks at frequent intervals. Increasing their physical activity will help keep the metabolism under control and winter ailments at bay.GROOMING: Groom your dog in winters using dry bathing technique by brushing corn starch or baby powder. Your dog probably won’t get very dirty in the winter, and you may not need to bathe them. But if you do, it’s very important that you keep him warm after the shower.HAIR SHEDDING: Hair loss is common for dogs in this season. Every winter, dogs shed their summer coat and grow a nice thick one. However, taking your pet for a visit to the vet for examination of parasites like fleas, ticks, mange or allergy, hormonal imbalance, bacterial or yeast infection that causes hair loss is required.BEDDING: Dogs exposed to extreme cold weather conditions may become hypothermic or even develop frostbite. Dog owners may select from a bedding options such as pads, blankets or quilts and straw or hay. Adding a thick blanket to the bed  will help.last_img read more

first_imgKolkata: The West Bengal government is exploring the option of underground mining for one of the largest coal blocks, Deocha Pachami, in the state as the conventional open cast would be a challenge, state Power Minister Sobhandeb Chattopadhyay said on Friday. “Deocha Pachami coal block, the world’s second largest, was allocated to us. There is a stone block above the coal seams. “I recently went to Poland to understand the technical know-how to excavate coal below the stone block. Poland is technically sound,” Chattopadhyay said. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flights Deocha Pachami Dewanganj Harisingha has reserves of 2,102 million tonnes of coal and is spread across 21 villages in Birbhum district. “Open cast mining at the block cannot be possible. We have to go for underground mining. However, the project is at the initial stage,” he said on the sidelines of the “East India Energy Forum” organised by the Merchants Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Besides West Bengal, the block was initially allocated to Karnataka, Bihar, Punjab, Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh along with public sector undertaking Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Ltd. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killed “Other states are reluctant to continue and now, it is allocated to us,” the minister said. Industry sources earlier pointed out the issue of the cost factor to lift coal out of the block as the coal seams are concealed within a thick cover of stone. The minister said the Power Department is planning to complete underground cabling in 75 cities in the state by 2025 to reduce transmission losses and improve the quality power. According to Chattopadhyay, around Rs 15,000 crore would be invested in various power projects in the state in the coming years. He said the state was not able to go for large solar projects due to land constraints. However, the solar installed capacity would be up to 200 megawatts within 2019 from the present level of 70 megawatts.last_img read more

first_imgJust about everyone has seen and even used the heart shape that appears on greeting cards, emojis, pillows, paintings, and personal letters. It speaks of love and romance. What we all know is that the symbol looks nothing like a real heart, so how did the symbol become so popular? According to Priceonomics, the emblem is quite ancient — it was depicted in Grecian, Mycenaean, Roman, Cretian, and Corinthian pottery but was not used to represent love.There is no real definitive answer, but many theories have been proposed. Some believe it was fashioned after the outline of either breasts or buttocks while others associate it with the shape of ivy leaves, which have the trait of fidelity assigned to them because of their evergreen nature. They were also representative of Dionysus, the god of wine and fertility.Conventional heart symbol. Photo by Fibonacci CC BY-SA 3.0For the ancient Greeks, around the 4th century AD, an ivy vine was used to designate a brothel in the city of Ephesus. Another theory surrounds the plant Silphium, possibly a relative of fennel, which was brought to the Mediterranean area from the ancient North African city of Cyrene, near today’s Shahhat, Libya.Silphium sap was used in ancient times as a seasoning, perfume, and birth control. The Greeks claimed it was a gift from the god Apollo, and it was so valuable the plant was depicted on the coins from Cyrene.The earliest known visual depiction of a heart symbol – a lover hands his heart to the beloved lady. La Roman de la Poire, mid-13th century.Some depict a seed pod, or fruit, in the characteristic shape of our modern heart symbol. In fact, the plant was used for so many different purposes, it may have been driven to extinction.Roman Emperor Julius Caesar attempted to cultivate the herb but had no luck. According to Pliny the Elder, a Roman lawyer, author, and naturalist in the first century, the last plant was given to the Roman Emperor Nero. It’s impossible, however, to say for sure that the plant is extinct when it has not been correctly identified.Bust of Nero at the Capitoline Museum, Rome. Photo by cjh1452000 CC BY-SA 3.0The ancients were aware of the true shape of the human heart through conducting research on corpses. It is often said that when the Catholic Church came into power, autopsies became unlawful, and any learned references to anatomy were buried by the Church.Related Video: Why do Barber Shops Feature a Red, White and Blue Pole?Martin Clayton, head of prints and drawings at the Royal Collection in Windsor Castle says that is not true. According to Clayton, as reported by The Telegraph, as long as dissections were handled with respect and the body parts were buried in one grave, the Church fully supported that study.Early depiction of the Heart of Jesus in the context of the Five Wounds, in a 15th century manuscriptTime explains that in the Middle Ages, the heart symbol more resembled a pine cone than the valentine shape we recognize today. Furthermore, it wasn’t until the 13th or 14th century that the valentine heart shape was popularly associated with love.It was simply a decoration before that. Also, around 1255, a French love poem, Le Roman De La Poire by Thibaut, was accompanied by a drawing of a lover passing a gift to his beloved.Leaden heart of Christoph Otto von Velen (d. 1733) at the chapel of Raesfeld Castle, Germany. Photo by Daniel Ullrich, Threedots CC BY-SA 3.0According to The Lancet, this is the first depiction of the human heart in literature. The illustration shows the man offering his heart to a woman; it has a conical form and looks more like a scone than a heart, however it is based on the common depiction of the human heart in anatomical texts of the era. Le Roman De La Poire may be the origin of the idea that one can “give” one’s heart.In a 14th century fresco at the Scrovegni Chapel in Padua, Italy, the Florentine artist Giotto di Bondone shows a conical human heart being presented to Jesus Christ. In the late 15th century, playing cards were introduced by the French with the modern heart symbol and spread throughout the world.The Sacred Heart of says that the heart symbol came into being when Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque (1647-1690) saw it in a vision as the Sacred Heart of Jesus, surrounded by thorns. That isn’t a likely theory as the vision occurred centuries after the symbol was first used, and even after it was used on playing cards. Still, the event may have something to do with how that particular shape came into popularity as a representation of love.18th century depiction of the Sacred Heart from the vision of Marguerite Marie Alacoque showing anatomical features (the aorta and the pulmonary artery)In 2000, Dutch neurosurgeon Pierre Vinken authored a book titled The Shape of the Heart which was reviewed by cardiologist, Dr. M.J.M. Cramer in 2001 for the Netherlands Heart Journal. Dr. Cramer says that Aristotle described the shape of the heart in the History of Animals as three cavities with the largest on the right-hand side, a medium sized one in the middle and the smallest on the left.Later illustrators attempted to correct Aristotle’s mistake by placing the two largest chambers on the outside with the smallest in the middle, leading to the modern heart symbol.Saint Ignatius of Loyola and Saint Louis Gonzaga gaze upon the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Painting by José de Páez, c. 1770Art historian, Martin Kemp, author of Christ to Coke: How Image Becomes Icon claims, “Some types of images are specific — like [Mona] Lisa and Che [Guevara]— while some are generic, such as the heart shape.”Read another story from us: The Myths and Legends Surrounding the Real St. Valentine’s Day“The generic ones tend to seep gradually into the general consciousness. The heart shape appeared on playing cards and became the religious symbol of the sacred heart, before becoming the ubiquitous symbol of love.”last_img read more

first_imgLittle by little, Volocopter has continued to refine the design of its flying taxi since we first spotted it back in 2013. As the company eyes a commercial rollout of the electric aircraft in the coming years it has given it yet another makeover, showing off a rounder, cleaner design it says is the most powerful Volocopter yet.The Volocopter is an all-electric aircraft its creators hope will one day lift two people at a time into the air over city centers, promising a clean, autonomous and fast form of travel that alleviates traffic and pollution. Now in its fourth generation, the latest Volocopter isn’t a wild departure from anything we’ve seen previously, and its basic capabilities remain the same. Privacy policy Is the shingles vaccine effective? Find out at Little by little, Volocopter has continued to refine the design of flying taxi since we first spotted it back in 201Voloctoper Aesthetically speaking, the VoloCity looks fairly similar to earlier versions, but with a more rounded exterior and fresh paint job. The company says the new aircraft is the most powerful it has produced, but will continue using the earlier models as part of its testing program. Having conducted a number of test flights in different locations, the next public outing for the Volocopter is planned for Singapore in the final quarter of the year.Source: Volocopter Built to carry two people and their luggage, the VoloCity aircraft, as it is now known, has been designed to meet the certification standards laid out by the European Aviation Safety Agency. It uses 18 rotors and onboard batteries to quietly move through the air, with redundancies built into the critical systems to ensure safety.The company says the redesign was guided by insights from over 1,000 test flights of earlier models, resulting in more aerodynamic rotor beams, a new flight stabilizer and greater lifting capacity. As a result of this more efficient design, range has increased from under 30 km to 35 km (18 to 21 mi), while top speed has been been upped from 100 km/h to 110 km/h (62 to 68 mph). I consent to the use of Google Analytics and related cookies across the TrendMD network (widget, website, blog). Learn more Who is most likely to get shingles? Visit and learn the answer. AllMedX How effective are zoster vaccines in older adults? Find out on AllMedX AllMedX AllMedX AllMedX Why is the shingles vaccine important? Discover the reasons why at How is the zoster vaccine administered? Check out the for the answer. AllMedX Google Analytics settings We recommend Powered by The Volocopter is an all-electric aircraft its creators hope will one day lift two people at a time into the air over city centersVoloctoper Who is at risk for shingles? Find out by visiting, Yes Nolast_img read more