Some Spring Weight Restrictions Lifted

first_imgTRANSPORTATION/PUBLIC WORKS -Some Spring Weight RestrictionsLifted Roads in the western and central areas of the province will bethe first to see the removal of spring weight restrictions. The Department of Transportation and Public Works will removespring weight restrictions on roads in the counties of Yarmouth,Shelburne, Digby, Annapolis, Queens, Kings, Lunenburg, Halifaxand Hants effective 12:01 a.m., on Monday, April 25. Spring weight restrictions will remain in effect until May 2 inthe counties of Colchester, Cumberland, Pictou, Antigonish,Guysborough, Richmond, Inverness, Victoria and Cape Breton. Spring weight restrictions came into effect in early March. Therestrictions for trucks are announced each year during springthaw to help protect roads that are weakened by wet, mildweather. -30-last_img read more

Stephen Hawking Humans will die out within 1000 years unless we leave

first_img Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. “The fact that we humans who are ourselves mere collections of fundamental particles of nature have been able to come so close to understanding the laws that are governing us and our universe is a great achievement.” Earlier this year Professor Hawking helped unveil the Virgin’s Galactic SpaceShipTwo, saying at the launch: “I have had ALS for over 50 years now and, while I have no fear of adventure, others do not always take the same view. If I am able to go – and if Richard will still take me, I would be very proud to fly on this spaceship.”In Oxford this week he described the current day to be a “glorious time to be alive and doing research in theoretical physics.”Our picture of the universe has changed a great deal in the last 50 years and I am happy if I have made a small contribution. Professor Stephen Hawking has warned that mankind will not survive another millenia unless it makes a home beyond Earth’s atmosphere.The celebrated physicist was addressing a lecture audience at the Oxford Union debating society on Monday evening when he gave the stark warning.”Most recent advances in cosmology have been achieved from space where there are uninterrupted views of our Universe,” he said “but we must also continue to go into space for the future of humanity.”I don’t think we will survive another 1,000 years without escaping our fragile planet. “I therefore want to encourage public interest in space, and I have been getting my training in early.”center_img Show more Concluding, he told the audience: “Remember to look up to the stars and not down at your feet.”Try to make sense of what you see and wonder about what makes the universe exist.”Be curious and however life may seem there’s always something you can do and succeed at – it matters that you don’t just give up.”last_img read more