View Comments Dear Evan Hansen Ben Platt in ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ (Photo: Margot Schulman) from $89.00 Related Shows Dear Evan Hansen has sent a letter to Broadway! Broadway.com has confirmed that the musical, with a book by Steven Levenson, lyrics by Benj Pasek and music by Justin Paul, will hit the Great White Way this fall, following an off-Broadway engagement at Second Stage Theatre. Performances will begin in November at a Shubert Theater to be announced.While official casting has yet to be announced, the off-Broadway production stars The Book of Mormon and Pitch Perfect alum Ben Platt. Platt recently received an Obie Award for his performance in the title role. The cast also includes Tony nominees Jennifer Laura Thompson and John Dossett as Cynthia and Larry, respectively, Rachel Bay Jones as Heidi, Laura Dreyfuss as Zoe, Mike Faist as Connor, Will Roland as Jared and Kristolyn Lloyd as Alana.The show follows outsider Evan Hansen, who feels invisible to his peers, his crush and his own mother. A letter he writes leads to an incident with a classmate, a series of lies and an entire community movement that catapults Evan into the spotlight. As the momentum builds and stakes rise, he struggles to hold onto his secret without jeopardizing his relationship with the ones he holds close.Performances will run at Second Stage’s Tony Kiser Theatre through May 29. The show first played Washington, D.C.’s Arena Stage in 2014.
Madam Mary T. Broh, the controversial head of the Special Presidential Taskforce set up to beautify Monrovia City, is to appear before Justice in Chamber, Associate Kabineh M. Ja’neh, at the Supreme Court today.Since the Taskforce was set up with the mandate to clean Monrovia of the filth associated with dilapidated structures and makeshift market stalls, the exercise has been embroiled in controversies owing to the forceful posture the leadership has reportedly taken. Last Wednesday the Supreme Court ordered a halt, with immediate effect, to the ongoing demolition exercise led by the Broh Taskforce until a judicial review of its scope of operation can be decided by the court.The decision to stop Broh’s operation was taken by Justice Presiding in Chambers Ja’neh following a petition for a Writ of Prohibition filed to the High Court by a group under the banner, “Aggrieved Destroyed Properties Owners of Central Monrovia, Bushrod Island, Sinkor, Gardnersville and the New Georgia Community.”Cllr. Dempster Brown of the Center for the Promotion of Human Rights filed the complaint on behalf of the aggrieved property owners.Based on the complaint, Justice Ja’neh instructed Madam Broh to stop further demolitions pending the outcome of a conference scheduled for today, Monday, December 7.The Broh committee was constituted by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in October with a clear mandate to clean up the City of Monrovia from November 15 to December 15, which operation has been met with legal and other challenges.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) read more
Elephants and great whales impress us with their bulk, but there are smaller critters that are no less impressive. Here are a few fantastic animals that come in very small packages.Bears in space: Here’s an animal so bizarre, so well-armed, so scary looking, if you knew they were in your back yard you would run away screaming – unless you were told they are less than a millionth of a meter in size. They’re called water bears, or tardigrades. Take a look at the color electron micrograph of one on the BBC News and imagine your reaction coming across one of these if it were as large as an army tank. The picture of a water bear egg further down the article looks like an alien spaceship, yet these creatures live in many environments around our world. The article said that the Italian Space Agency is studying what makes tardigrades world-class survivors. They have the ability to shut down operations so completely, they can survive freezing and even the vacuum of outer space with its ionizing radiation. Called the “hardiest animal on earth,” the water bear can enter a “cryptobiotic state” of dessication that can allow it to survive for months or years, showing “a high resistance to physical and chemical extremes” such as “very low and high temperatures, exposure to high pressure or vacuum, as well as contact with organic solvents and ionizing radiation.” The Italian Space Agency would like to apply their secrets to learn how to “protect other organisms, including humans, from the extreme stresses found under space conditions.” Maybe a water bear spacesuit will become the latest fashion on some future spaceship.Flatworm regeneration: Students who have looked at flatworms in biology class have been amused by their tiny triangular heads and cross-eyed look, but they can do something students can’t do: regenerate themselves. Massachusetts Institute of Technology reported that one of their teams has figured out that the tiny creatures do it with adult stem cells. They are a long way, though, from figuring out exactly how regeneration works. Amazing as flatworm regeneration is, one of the researchers attributed it to a blind, unguided process: “This is an animal that, through evolution, has already solved the regeneration problem,” Dan Wagner, a grad student, said. “We’re studying planarians to see how their regeneration process works. And, one day, we’ll examine what are the key differences between what’s possible in this animal and what’s possible in a mouse or a person.”Honeybee flight simulator: Researchers at the Centre national de la recherche scientifique are trying to see how honeybees get around in life. They built a flight simulator consisting of a complex tunnel with lines and curves intended to challenge the bees’ navigational abilities, with a reward at the end. They have learned that bees, with their large peripheral vision, measure optical flow (the lateral movement of objects) to judge distance, and can speed up or slow down with the information. Bees are able to see objects overhead as well as on both sides and forward. “The researchers observed that a bee’s speed decreased in proportion to the narrowest point of passage in the flight chamber, whether the constriction was horizontal or vertical,” the article explained. “In other words, a bee slows its flight speed as an obstacle gets closer. Its speed depends on the size of the visual field and, therefore, on the closeness of the obstacle.” The press release began with an expression of astonishment: “How can a creature as tiny as a bee, whose brain is proportionally smaller than that of a bird, manage to control its flight and avoid obstacles both in flight and on the ground? We now know that bee sensory-motor performance depends on a nervous system consisting of a hundred thousand to a million neurons.” However bees do it, their tiny brains could help us design objects weighing tons: “These findings could have aerospace applications, such as during the crucial phases when aircraft fly in confined environments.” Maybe the Millennium Falcon had honeybee software that allowed Han Solo to navigate successfully through that asteroid field.Colorblind hiding in plain color sight: Cuttlefish have the remarkable ability to quickly blend in with their surroundings by turning a variety of colors. But since they are color blind, how do they do it? Scientists at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) at Woods Hole, Massachusetts, wanted to find out. “Previous studies have shown that certain background variables—such as brightness, contrast, edge and size of objects, etc.—are essential for eliciting camouflaged body patterns,” a press release posted on PhysOrg said. “However, cephalopod eyes lack color perception, thus the vexing question of how they achieve effective camouflage while being colorblind still remains.” The team tackled this “incredibly difficult problem” by using a new imaging technology, Hyper Spectral Imaging (HSI), that samples 540 windows of color. This allowed them to hone in on the aspects of a cuttlefish profile that a predator would see. The cuttlefish is able to dodge a predator’s sensitivity to brightness, or luminance, with color tricks: “What this means is that cuttlefish camouflage strategies take away a tool from predators in their ability to pick out their prey from the background and instead leave them with only brightness as a method for prey identification.” This is only a partial explanation, they realize, for a phenomenon that puzzled Aristotle. It doesn’t explain the systems the cuttlefish uses, nor how it discerns its background so as to blend in. “We hope our work takes us one step closer to understanding how a colorblind animal adopts near-perfect camouflage in a variety of backgrounds.” New Scientist posted a video of the creatures adjusting to different backgrounds with split-second timing.The panoply of life is so vast and varied, that even with teams of scientists around the world run no risk of understanding it all any time soon. Whether in remote parts of the earth, or just under our feet, living things reveal new and amazing features that surprise PhDs and inspire entrepreneurs.Sad to see grad students like Dan Wagner so thoroughly brainwashed by Darwin Vader that he is already manipulating the dork side of the farce. He says that the flatworm, “through evolution,” has already “solved the regeneration problem.” Evolution solves nothing. It has no mind; therefore it sees no problems or solutions. The statement makes no sense except in some epic myth that views evolution as a farce that permeates the university. He could use a little regeneration himself.(Visited 10 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 read more
Alternate NamesAnterior cruciate ligamentreconstruction – discharge; ACL reconstruction – dischargeWhen You Were in the HospitalYou had surgery to reconstruct your anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). The surgeon drilled holes in the bones of your knee and placed a new ligament through these holes. The new ligament was then attached to the bone.You may also have had surgery to repair other tissue in your knee.What to Expect at HomeYou may need help taking care of yourself when you first go home. Plan for a spouse, friend, or neighbor to help you. It can take from a few days to a few months to ready to return to work. How soon you return to work will depend on the kind of work you do. It often takes 4-6 months to return to your full level of activity and take part in sports again after surgery.ActivityYour doctor will ask you to rest when you first go home. You will be told to:Keep your leg propped up on 1 or 2 pillows. Place the pillows under your foot or calf muscle. This helps keep swelling down. Do this 4 to 6 times a day for the first 2 or 3 days after surgery. Do not put the pillow behind your knee. Keep your knee straight.Be careful not to get the dressing on your knee wet.NOT to use a heating pad.You may need to wear special support stockings to help prevent blood clots from forming. Your doctor will also give you exercises to keep the blood moving in your foot, ankle, and leg. These exercises will also lower your risk of blood clots.advertisementYou will need to use crutches when you go home. You may be able to begin putting your full weight on your repaired leg without crutches 2-3 weeks after surgery. If you had work on your knee in addition to ACL reconstruction, it may take 4-8 weeks to regain full use of your knee. Ask your surgeon how long you will need to be on crutches.You may also need to wear a special knee brace. The brace will be set so that your knee can move only a certain amount in any direction. Do not change the settings on the brace yourself.Ask your doctor or physical therapist about sleeping without the brace and removing it for showers.When the brace is off for any reason, be careful not to move your knee more than you can when you have the brace on.You will need to learn how to go up and down stairs using crutches or with a knee brace on.Physical therapy usually begins about 2 weeks after surgery. It may last 2-6 months. You will need to limit your activity and movement while your knee mends. Your physical therapist will give you anexercise programto help you build strength in your knee and avoidinjury.Staying active and building strength in the muscles of your legs will help speed your recovery.Getting full range of motion in your leg soon after surgery is also important.Wound CareYou will go home with a dressing and an ace bandage around your knee. Do not remove them until the doctor or nurse says it is okay. Until then, keep the dressing and bandage clean and dry.You can shower again after your dressing is removed.When you shower, wrap your leg in plastic to keep it from getting wet until your stitches or tape (Steri-Strips) have been removed.After that, you may get the incisions wet when you shower. Be sure to dry the area well.If you need to change your dressing for any reason, put the ace bandage back on over the new dressing. Wrap the ace bandage loosely around your knee. Start from the calf and wrap it around your leg and knee. Do NOT wrap it too tightly. Keep wearing the ace bandage until your doctor or nurse tell you it is okay to remove it.PainPain is normal after knee arthroscopy. It should ease up over time.Your doctor will give you a prescription for pain medicine. Get it filled when you go home so that you have it when you need it. Take your pain medicine when you start having pain so the pain doesnt get too bad.You may have received a nerve block during surgery, so that your nerves dont feel pain. Make sure you take your pain medicine even when the block as working. The block will where off, and pain can return very quickly.advertisementIbuprofen (Advil, Motrin) or another medicine like it may also help. Ask your doctor what other medicines are safe to take with your pain medicine.Do NOT drive if you are taking narcotic pain medicine. This medicine may make you too sleepy to drive safely.When to Call the DoctorCall your doctor or nurse if:Blood is soaking through your dressing, and the bleeding does not stop when you put pressure on the areaPain does not go away after you take pain medicineYou have swelling or pain in your calf muscleYour foot or toes look darker than normal or are cool to the touchYou have redness, pain, swelling, or yellowish discharge from your incisionsYou have a temperature higher than 101 F.ReferencesAmy E, Micheo W. Anterior cruciate ligament tear. In: Frontera, WR, Silver JK, Rizzo TD Jr, eds. Essentials of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 2nd ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2008:chap 55.Phillips BB, Mihalko MJ.Arthroscopy of the lower extremity. In: Canale ST, Beatty JH, eds. Campbells Operative Orthopaedics. 12th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Mosby Elsevier; 2007:chap 51.Reconstruction of the ACL with a semitendinosus tendon graft: a prospective randomized single blinded comparison of double-bundle versus single-bundle technique in male athletes. Streich NA. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. March 1, 2008; 16(3): 232-8.Review Date:11/15/2012Reviewed By:C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, David R. Eltz, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang. read more
About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Porto signing Pepe: I survived Real Madrid graveyardby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the lovePorto signing Pepe has revisited his time at Real Madrid.The Portugal international joined Los Blancos in 2007 at a time when centre-back signings had been struggling, but he managed to cement a place for himself in the side and to stay there for a decade.”For all the players who arrived at Real Madrid, for all the centre-backs, it was a graveyard for centre-backs,” he said in an interview with Porto’s media channels.”None of them made it.”But Porto prepared me for this and I was there for 10 years.”There were many great centre-backs who came, with big names, but they couldn’t stick like I did.”The move back to Porto sees the player back on the same team as Iker Casillas.”I’m very happy,” he said of the reunion.”It might be that this had an influence on the decision.”When I got here I asked him if he speaks Portuguese, like when he asked me if I spoke Spanish when I arrived at Real Madrid.”He told me that he understands it, but that he’s still embarrassed.”I told him he’s better than I was [at Spanish].” read more
Liverpool boss Klopp wants to keep hold of Milnerby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp wants to keep hold of James Milner.The veteran is out of contract next June but his future has been put into sharper perspective as he will be free to speak in January.Klopp said, “He is incredibly important for us and that is how it is.”It should not be a surprise he is like, this.”It is an important time for him of course and we will see how we deal with that. Nobody is nervous. We are in talks constantly but there is nothing for the public at the moment.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Celta Vigo striker Iago Aspas suffers home burglaryby Carlos Volcano13 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveCelta Vigo striker Iago Aspas has seen thieves steal €100,000 worth of items from his home.Marca reports the robbery happened between 8.30pm and 11.30pm local time in Spain on Friday night. It is reported that clothes, jewellery, watches and money were all stolen. More than 15 footballers have suffered break-ins in Spain during the past year, with one of the most recent incidents involving Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro.Last month Casemiro had his house robbed while he was playing against Atletico Madrid, with his wife and daughter indoors when the break-in took place.
Barcelona coach Valverde: Set Real Madrid game before first-half season overby Carlos Volcano5 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona coach Ernesto Valverde was pleased with their easy 3-0 win at Eibar.It was a surprisingly comfortable afternoon for Barcelona given Eibar’s tendency to lift their game against the big teams at home.”Ipurua is the litmus test,” he said.”They put a lot of pressure on you.”You have to be very attentive to defend these crosses and counter very quickly.”Everyone suffers here, we did today.”Barcelona no longer have a LaLiga Santander fixture next weekend after El Clasico was called off for security reasons.”I hope and I trust that we play this match before the end of the first round of fixtures, or at least before the end of the season,” Valverde said.”It’s fashionable to not agree on anything on political issues.”I hope that [there is an agreement] in this.”I don’t think it’s too difficult.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say read more
Story Highlights Minister of Justice, Hon. Delroy Chuck, has hailed Jamaica’s relationship with the European Union (EU) as a “vibrant partnership” for solid development and collaboration in key sectors. Minister of Justice, Hon. Delroy Chuck, has hailed Jamaica’s relationship with the European Union (EU) as a “vibrant partnership” for solid development and collaboration in key sectors.Mr. Chuck, who was speaking at a special celebration of Europe Day, held on May 9 at the residence of the EU Ambassador to Jamaica in Jack’s Hill, St. Andrew, said that for over 40 years Jamaica has received “reliable” support for “our national economic growth and social development objectives”.He also highlighted that the EU development partnership continues to be relevant in relation to national priorities, and evident in ongoing projects, such as agriculture, justice reform, maternal health and climate change.“Although these projects are at various stages of implementation, they are all designed to buttress our national efforts towards the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs),” the Minister said.Mr. Chuck added that the EU is playing a “critical role” in the Government’s Justice Sector Reform, and the support will “greatly” assist in Jamaica achieving its objective of building a secure, cohesive and just society.Emphasising that the EU-Jamaica partnership extends beyond national borders, the Minister said “we share common positions on many critical issues”, noting that the EU’s commitment, as well as its leadership and contribution to achieving global peace and unity, “lies at the heart of every Europe Day celebration”.Meanwhile, Head of the EU Delegation to Jamaica, Ambassador Malgorzata Wasilewska, told the gathering that there is a commitment to partnering with the Government to create an enabling environment for all Jamaicans.“There are new markets on both sides. Tourism creates great opportunities, knowledge sharing, cultural exchanges and academic exchanges, so there is richness on both sides,” she said.Europe Day is observed in all EU Delegations and offices across the world. This year marks the 61st anniversary of the signing of the Rome Treaties, which signalled the beginning of a united Europe. He also highlighted that the EU development partnership continues to be relevant in relation to national priorities, and evident in ongoing projects, such as agriculture, justice reform, maternal health and climate change. Mr. Chuck, who was speaking at a special celebration of Europe Day, held on May 9 at the residence of the EU Ambassador to Jamaica in Jack’s Hill, St. Andrew, said that for over 40 years Jamaica has received “reliable” support for “our national economic growth and social development objectives”. read more