FILE Astrophysicist Stephen Hawking is assisted

first_img FILE – Astrophysicist Stephen Hawking is assisted off the tarmac at the Kennedy Space Center by his caregiver, Monica Guy, as he is applauded by members of the flight crew after completing a zero-gravity flight, Thursday, April 26, 2007, in Cape Canaveral, Fla. Hawking, whose brilliant mind ranged across time and space though his body was paralyzed by disease, has died, a family spokesman said early Wednesday, March 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Peter Cosgrove, File) by The Associated Press Posted Mar 14, 2018 7:14 am PDT Last Updated Mar 14, 2018 at 3:20 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Reaction to the death of theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking:“His passing has left an intellectual vacuum in his wake. But it’s not empty. Think of it as a kind of vacuum energy permeating the fabric of spacetime that defies measure.” — Neil deGrasse Tyson, director of New York’s Hayden Planetarium, on Twitter .___“Stephen Hawking will be remembered for his incredible contributions to science — making complex theories and concepts more accessible to the masses. He’ll also be remembered for his spirit and unbounded pursuit to gain a complete understanding of the universe, despite the obstacles he faced.” — Satya Nadella, Microsoft CEO, on LinkedIn .___“Professor Stephen Hawking was a brilliant and extraordinary mind – one of the great scientists of his generation. His courage, humour and determination to get the most from life was an inspiration. His legacy will not be forgotten.” — British Prime Minister Theresa May, on Twitter .___“His contributions to science will be used as long as there are scientists, and there are many more scientists because of him. He spoke about the value and fragility of human life and civilisation and greatly enhanced both.” — University of Manchester physicist Brian Cox, on Twitter .___“I feel lucky to have known Stephen Hawking. His work is an inspiring reminder of what human minds are capable of.” — Bill Gates, Microsoft co-founder, on Twitter .___“I join the global community in mourning the loss of the greatest physicist of our era. #StephenHawking is free from the physical constraints of this earthly condition we all exist in and he is soaring above us now marveling at it all.” — actress Mayim Bialik, who appeared with Hawking on the U.S. television show “The Big Bang Theory,” on Twitter .___“We have lost a truly beautiful mind, an astonishing scientist and the funniest man I have ever had the pleasure to meet. My love and thoughts are with his extraordinary family.” — actor Eddie Redmayne, who played Hawking in the 2014 film “The Theory Of Everything.”___“When a brilliant scientific mind like Stephen Hawking also happens to be a great popularizer of science, it’s a gift to the world. Here’s hoping there are more like him waiting to be known.” — Seth MacFarlane, executive producer of the 2014 TV series “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey,” on Twitter .___“Remembering Stephen Hawking makes me want to work harder on both my research AND my public engagement. I want to understand the Universe, and I want to share it with the world.” — Dr. Katherine J. Mack, North Carolina State University astrophysicist, on Twitter .___“He was a true genius who had a great admiration of and connection to the public. … He simplified and explained, but without gimmicks. His assumption that people are curious about the universe and black holes was true. He inspired us all to wonder.” — Katherine Mathieson, chief executive of the British Science Association.___“He inspired generations to look beyond our own blue planet and expand our understanding of the universe. His personality and genius will be sorely missed.” — British astronaut Tim Peake on Twitter .___“Along with groundbreaking and inspiring work came another attribute that made Stephen a hero not just to younger generations, but also to his peers. A longtime friend to NASA, Stephen was a passionate communicator who wanted to share the excitement of discovery with all.” — acting NASA Administrator Robert Lightfoot.___“His name will live in the annals of science. Millions have had their cosmic horizons widened by his bestselling books. And even more around the world have been inspired by a unique example of achievement against all the odds — a manifestation of amazing will-power and determination.” — Martin Rees, British astronomer royal.center_img The world reacts to the death of physicist Stephen Hawkinglast_img read more

Labrador family of seven find new forever homes

first_imgA family of seven unwanted labrador dogs have been found new homes thanks to the efforts of a Paphos-based animal charity.The dogs were recently left at Animal Aid Welfare and CCP as their owners were no longer able to keep them, said Oana Bodnaras from the animal charity.“It is quite unusual for an entire family to be brought in to us, usually the father is not kept at home with the mum and puppies, but in this case, they were all given to us together,” she said.Bodanaras said that although the animals seemed in good health, the puppies, which are around four to five months old, had not received any vaccinations.“Thankfully they have been lucky to survive without any vaccinations, and this was possible only as they were kept with the mother.”Bodnaras added that the owners did the right thing by not separating the puppies at birth and this enabled the puppies to develop their immune system.After being dewormed and thoroughly checked, the puppies received their first vaccinations and declared fit and healthy.Bodanars said that the mum and dad, who are both young at around eighteen months old, will be rehomed together, as they have been together since they were puppies and have a strong bond.The labrador mother with some of her puppies“They are being prepared to go abroad to be rehomed,” she said.The five puppies, one female and four males, will be rehomed in Cyprus and abroad.“Two are going for local adoption and three are international adoptions.”The dogs will be placed in ‘forever’ homes where their new owners have passed a careful vetting procedure, as soon as possible.“The pet passport procedures have been started and as soon as the flights are booked they will be on their way. They are all really lovely, healthy dogs,” she said.At the centre the labradors are with around 25 other puppies that survived after being brought in at only three and four weeks old and are now ready to find new homes. She explained, as is the case with other shelters, it is tough to successfully hand rear such young puppies to health.“They needed extra care and attention and they are ready to find lovely new homes,” she said.There are also many more slightly older puppies looking for homes at the charity’s shelter, which is home to around 550 dogs.“A number of factors must work together to ensure happy owners, happy dogs and a happy home,” she said.The animal welfare oganisation was founded in 1982 and provides numerous services including, veterinary clinics in Paphos and Polis, a tea shop, charity shops, a rescue line and a rehoming service. The shelter is home to numerous donkeys, horses, dogs, cats, rabbits and goats.They are also in desperate need of donations of blankets, towels and other forms of bedding.“It is cold at present and it doesn’t matter how much washing we do, it never dries in time,” she said. For further information on rehoming contact 26 946 461      You May LikeIcePopMan Notices A Strange Hole In This Lake, So He Gets A Drone, Flies It Inside And Captures ThisIcePopUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoSub Compact SUVs | Search AdsThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Research Best New Sub Compact SUVSub Compact SUVs | Search AdsUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoThree arrested in connection with hotel theftsUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more