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Anthony sparks U.S. past upstart Mexico

first_imgMexico kept the game respectable into the second half before the United States pulled away for a 127-100 victory Monday night in the second round of the FIBA Americas tournament. “I was talking to Nolan before the game and he said his team was in great shape, and they were,” Krzyzewski said. “They kept making shots no matter how many we went up. They never gave up. They just kept making shots and that’s to their credit.” Carmelo Anthony scored 28 points, tying the American record in an Olympic qualifier. He had 16 in a sensational opening quarter, when the Americans shot 80 percent from the field. But the Mexicans, who sneaked into the second round through a three-team tiebreaker, outplayed their more talented counterparts for much of the next two periods before the U.S. put them away for good late in the third. “I’m not into moral victories, but I am into the fact we came back and played extremely hard that second quarter, and that’s how my teams have always been,” Richardson said. “We never give up and that’s why they call it `40 minutes of Hell.”‘ From news services LAS VEGAS – Nolan Richardson yelled, gestured and stomped around just like it was a national championship game. Mike Krzyzewski was on the other bench with his usual intense stare. The setting was different from the last meeting between the coaches, but one thing hadn’t changed: Richardson’s teams still fight for 40 minutes. Mexico (1-3) rarely showed the pressure defensive style the Richardson used at Arkansas. But Mexico hustled for offensive rebounds and shot 15-of-28 from 3-point range to hang around. Kobe Bryant added 21 points, and LeBron James and Dwight Howard had 19 apiece for the United States (4-0), which led by only 15 points midway through the third quarter after beating its first four opponents by 48.4 points per game. The Americans face Puerto Rico tonight. “They kept playing hard,” Anthony said. “The Mexico team never gave up; they fought all the way to the end. “We’ve been beating teams by 40, 50 points, so when we win by 20, 25, it don’t look right. But at the same time, it was an ugly win, but we take it and we’re going to get better. I guarantee we’re going to get better and be ready for tomorrow.” Romel Beck, who played for UNLV, scored 20 points for Mexico, which plays Brazil today. Richardson beat Krzyzewski for the 1994 national championship when Arkansas edged Duke, but Richardson had little hope of winning this matchup. Still, he didn’t coach any differently. Richardson, his hair and mustache now gray, could easily be heard hollering instructions at his players over a Thomas & Mack Center crowd of just 4,028. He gestured frequently during a lengthy discussion with a referee moments after Howard had knocked a pair of Mexican players to the ground late in the first half. Richardson chatted with Krzyzewski and U.S. assistant Jim Boeheim, another NCAA champion, before the game. Krzyzewski made a pair of changes to his starting lineup, going with Chauncey Billups over Jason Kidd and replacing Howard with Amare Stoudemire. It didn’t affect the Americans at the start. Anthony’s dunk capped a 17-2 run that gave the Americans a 35-14 lead with a little more than 2 minutes left in the first quarter. Anthony, who set the U.S. record for a world championships game last summer with 35 points against Italy, equaled Denver Nuggets teammate Allen Iverson’s 28-point night from the ’03 qualifier. Puerto Rico 97, Brazil 75: Puerto Rico, which less than 24 hours earlier looked like a team headed home, came up with an impressive victory over Brazil (2-2). Larry Ayuso had 24 points for Puerto Rico (1-3), the last team to advance to the second round of the tournament. Panama had to lose its game against Argentina on Sunday night for Puerto Rico to move on. Canada 95, Uruguay 88: Canada got physical with Uruguay (2-2) and used its size advantage in a victory. Jesse Young had 22 points, Levon Kendall had nine points and nine rebounds, and Samuel Dalembert had 10 points, five rebounds and three blocks to lead Canada (2-2). “We’re a team that always tries to find the hot hand and my teammates did such a good job at that that I was shooting layups,” said the 6-foot-10 Young, who played at George Mason. Argentina 98, Venezuela 63: Carlos Delfino had 19 points and 11 rebounds and Argentina (4-0) hit 14-of-26 from 3-point range in a victory over Venezuela (0-4).160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

Moms on Maternity launches signature lunch series

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A networking group for new and working moms called Moms on Maternity is launching its signature lunch series.The series will take place throughout Southern California including events in San Diego, Orange County and Los Angeles.The San Diego series kicks off Wednesday, Feb. 20, and will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Morgan Run Club & Resort’s Main Ballroom, according to organizers.The event is for new and expecting moms, where moms can attend with their babies. Event tickets are $45 and lunch will be provided.Moms on Maternity events are about “talking babies, kids and careers with fellow moms who are also on Maternity Leave, connecting with like-minded moms and meeting new friends,” says Aimee Cruz, Moms on Maternity founder.“The Moms on Maternity events are about building your working mom confidence and helping you find new mom friends for support,” adds Cruz. “Our events are about being with your baby, and having great conversation with other new moms.”To register and for more information, visit https://momsonmaternity.com. Posted: February 18, 2019 Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter February 18, 2019 KUSI Newsroom Moms on Maternity launches signature lunch series KUSI Newsroom, last_img read more

Robotic hand nearly identical to a human one w Video

first_img(A) and (B) show the DART hand in comparison to a human hand. (C) shows the silicone skin covering the mechanical components. (D) shows the DART hand typing the letter ‘L’ at a computer keyboard. Image credit: Thayer, et al. ©2011 IOP Publishing Ltd. Play The DART hand types “holly jolly.” Video credit: Nicholas Thayer and Shashank Priya. “[The greatest significance of our work is the] optimization of the hand design to reduce the number of motors in order to achieve a similar degree of freedom and range of motion as the human hand,” Priya told PhysOrg.com. “This also allowed us to achieve dimensions that are on par with the human hand. We were also able to program the hand in such a manner that a high typing efficiency can be obtained.”One small difference between the DART hand and the human hand is that each finger in the robotic hand is controlled independently. In the human hand, muscles are sometimes connected at the tendons so they can move joints in more than one finger (which is particularly noticeable with the ring and pinky fingers). The researchers, Nicholas Thayer and Shashank Priya from Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia, have published their study on the robotic hand in a recent issue of Smart Materials and Structures.The researchers call the hand a dexterous anthropomorphic robotic typing hand, or DART hand, as the main objective was to demonstrate that the hand could type on a computer keyboard. They showed that a single DART hand could type at a rate of 20 words per minute, compared to the average human typing speed of 33 words per minute with two hands. The researchers predict that two DART hands could type at least 30 words per minute. Ultimately, the DART hand could be integrated into a humanoid robot for assisting the elderly or disabled people, performing tasks such as typing, reaching objects, and opening doors.To design the DART hand, the researchers began by investigating the physiology of the human hand, including its musculoskeletal structure, range of motion, and grasp force. The human hand has about 40 muscles that provide 23 degrees of freedom in the hand and wrist. To replicate these muscles, the researchers used servo motors and wires extending throughout the robotic hand, wrist, and forearm. The robotic hand encompassed a total of 19 motors and achieved 19 degrees of freedom. Copyright 2010 PhysOrg.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without the express written permission of PhysOrg.com. Citation: Robotic hand nearly identical to a human one (w/ Video) (2011, February 18) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-02-robotic-identical-human-video.html The robotic hand can be controlled by input text, which comes from either a keyboard or a voice recognition program. When typing, a finger receives a command to position itself above the correct letter on the keyboard. The finger presses the key with a specific force, and the letter is checked for accuracy; if there is a typo, the hand presses the delete key. By moving the forearm and wrist, a single DART hand can type any key on the main part of a keyboard.The DART hand isn’t the first robotic hand to be designed. During the past several years, robotic hands with varying numbers of fingers have been developed for a variety of purposes, from prosthetics to manufacturing. But as far as the researchers know, no robotic hand can accurately type at a keyboard at human speed. When the researchers compared the functional potential of the DART hand to other robotic hands, the DART hand had an overall functional advantage. In addition, the researchers used rapid prototyping to fabricate all the components, significantly reducing the cost, weight, and fabrication time.In the future, the researchers plan to make further improvements to the robotic hand, including covering the mechanical hand in a silicone skin, as well as adding temperature sensors, tactile sensors, and tension sensors for improved force-feedback control. These improvements should give the robotic hand the ability to perform more diverse tasks.“We have already experimented with grasping tasks,” Priya said. “In the current form it is not optimized for grasping, but in our next version there will be enough sensors to provide feedback for controlling the grasping action.” Explore furthercenter_img More information: Nicholas Thayer and Shashank Priya. “Design and implementation of a dexterous anthropomorphic robotic typing (DART) hand.” Smart Mater. Struct. 20 (2011) 035010 (12pp). DOI:10.1088/0964-1726/20/3/035010 PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQuality0SpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreen Scientists develop ‘clever’ artificial hand This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. (PhysOrg.com) — When it comes to finding the single best tool for building, digging, grasping, drawing, writing, and many other tasks, nothing beats the human hand. Human hands have evolved over millions of years into four fingers and a thumb that can precisely manipulate a wide variety of objects. In a recent study, researchers have attempted to recreate the human hand by building a biomimetic robotic hand that they have optimized to achieve near-human appearance and performance.last_img read more