Parsons lifts CMS to win

first_img With conference momentum on the line and the energy of one of Southern California’s more unique rivalries swirling at Claremont McKenna College, Parsons put the Stags on his back and led CMS to a 56-42 win over Pomona-Pitzer before a crowd of 1,396. Parsons, the reigning Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference male athlete of the week, scored a game-high 24 points on 7-of-12 shooting from the field and 7-of-8 from the foul line. He also turned in seven rebounds in a victory that gave the Stags (9-5, 3-0) their fifth win in their last six games. CLAREMONT – The rowdy Claremont-Mudd-Scripps following at Ducey Gymnasium on Wednesday followed seemingly every basket from John Parson with chants of “MVP.” It’s hard for everyone to argue at this point. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita “It’s too early to tell,” Stags coach Ken Scalmanini said of the crowd’s MVP chants. “But John’s important to what we do, and it wouldn’t surprise me if he ended up (the MVP) at the end of the year.” CMS had a 26-22 lead at the half over two-time defending SCIAC champion Pomona-Pitzer (8-6, 2-1), and the Stags stepped on the gas in the final period. Emaniel Maceira finished with 11 points and Miles Taylor added five assists and nine rebounds, including eight on defense, to keep the ball away from a much taller Sagehens team. Pomona-Pitzer turned a double-digit CMS advantage into a nine-point game when David Knowles hit one of his three three-pointers with 1:49 left. But the Stags put the ball in the hands of Parsons, who hit five of his last six foul shots, and Pomona-Pitzer didn’t hit another field goal in snapping a five-game winning streak. Afterward, Parsons said dropping the Sagehens and giving his team a 3-0 start in a tough conference meant more than the crowd’s “MVP” chants. center_img “The crowd’s the crowd,” said Parsons, who notched a triple-double in a win over Redlands last week. “I don’t really think about (the MVP). I’m thinking about winning a SCIAC championship.” Defense like the Stags played on Wednesday could make that dream a reality. CMS held Pomona-Pitzer to 39 percent shooting from the field (16-of-41), the Stags grabbed 22 defensive rebounds and the Sagehens’ go-to players never really got going. Knowles scored 15 points, Ed Wexler-Beron collected 12 and the reigning SCIAC Player of the Year, Alexander Lloyd, finished with five. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

PM Calls on Nation to Build Society Characterized by Excellence

first_imgPrime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller has called on Jamaicans to build a quality society characterized by excellence noting that “Jamaica cannot maximize its potential for greatness and achieve what we need in the next 50 years without sustained hard work.”Speaking to hundreds of persons gathered at Emancipation Park in New Kingston on Sunday (March 24) for the Prime Minister’s Youth Awards for Excellence, the Prime Minister said the nation’s youth’s represent our future and “this is the beginning of the next leg of the journey in keeping with the theme, ‘Youth on a Mission…Project 2062.’” “As I look at the nominees and awardees, I feel a deep sense of pride. Through your actions, you our nominees and awardees have said loudly and distinctly that you have a lot to offer this country. You are among the significant Jamaicans who have been making a valuable contribution at home and abroad. You have imagined a life of achievement, a life of excellence and have refused to accept mediocrity. You have refused to believe that because circumstances were hard and obstacles were in the way that you could not fulfill your dreams to pursue them meaningfully. You have refused to place limits on yourselves” Mrs. Simpson Miller highlighted. Reflecting on the confidence of the nation’s forefathers which saw the overthrowing a system that mocked human decency, Mrs. Simpson Miller said this confidence has a long lineage. She implored the audience to carry it onto 2062 and beyond. The Prime Minister called on the nominees and awardees to let their accomplishments serve as an inspiration to other young persons and the nation emphasizing that “your excellence is not an act, it is a habit, it is a way of life.” The Prime Minister’s Youth Awards for Excellence was instituted in 1998 to recognize the accomplishments of the Jamaican young people and are presented annually to young persons who have distinguished themselves locally, regionally and internationally. At Sunday’s function, awards were presented in the areas of Sport; International Achievement; Academics; Leadership; Arts and Culture; Journalism; Youth in Service; Entrepreneurship and Agriculture. The 2011 nominees and awardees were also recognized at the function. Communications Unit-OPMTel: 926-0244Fax: 920-4684Email: [email protected]: www.opm.gov.jmlast_img read more

Tiny robot nanofish may one day deliver drugs inside the body

first_imgCredit: Small (2016). DOI: 10.1002/smll.201601846 Explore further Journal information: Small (Phys.org)—A combined team of researchers from the Harbin Institute of Technology in China and the University of California in the U.S. has developed a nano-sized, remotely controlled fish that is able to swim in liquids when a magnetic field is applied. The team has published the details of their research in the journal Nano Small Micro. Play Credit: Small (2016). DOI: 10.1002/smll.201601846 There are still some big issues to address with the tiny fish, the team acknowledges—one of which is how to rid the body of the swimmers after they have delivered their package. One solution they suggest is using material that at some point is biodegradable. There is also the cost—the amount of precious metals used to create a single fish would be small, but it could add up quickly if hundreds of the fish were used to deliver doses of medicines. Also, it would seem that a means for tracking the fish would have to be developed to allow for micro-steering. 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. 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 Play Credit: Small (2016). DOI: 10.1002/smll.201601846 center_img Video: Research is revealing more about what it takes to truly swim like a fish More information: Tianlong Li et al. Magnetically Propelled Fish-Like Nanoswimmers, Small (2016). DOI: 10.1002/smll.201601846AbstractThe swimming locomotion of fish involves a complex interplay between a deformable body and induced flow in the surrounding fluid. While innovative robotic devices, inspired by physicomechanical designs evolved in fish, have been created for underwater propulsion of large swimmers, scaling such powerful locomotion into micro-/nanoscale propulsion remains challenging. Here, a magnetically propelled fish-like artificial nanoswimmer is demonstrated that emulates the body and caudal fin propulsion swimming mechanism displayed by fish. To mimic the deformable fish body for periodic shape changes, template-electrosynthesized multisegment nanowire swimmers are used to construct the artificial nanofishes (diameter 200 nm; length 4.8 μm). The resulting nanofish consists a gold segment as the head, two nickel segments as the body, and one gold segment as the caudal fin, with three flexible porous silver hinges linking each segment. Under an oscillating magnetic field, the propulsive nickel elements bend the body and caudal fin periodically to generate travelling-wave motions with speeds exceeding 30 μm s−1. The propulsion dynamics is studied theoretically using the immersed boundary method. Such body-deformable nanofishes exhibit a high swimming efficiency and can serve as promising biomimetic nanorobotic devices for nanoscale biomedical applications. 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 Prior efforts to build extremely small bio-transport mechanisms have generally been based on the corkscrew-tailed model of bacteria, the researchers note, but they believed a better approach would be to mimic the way fish swim. To that end, they connected gold and nickel segments together with silver hinges—the outer segments made of gold serve as the head and tail, while the inner segments serve as the fish body. Each of the segments are just 800 nanometers in length and the complete fish is a hundred times smaller than a single grain of sand.The fish is caused to swim by applying an oscillating magnetic field that forces the head and tail to swing, which in turn propels the fish forward. The direction the fish takes and the speed at which it moves can be controlled by manipulating the position and speed of the oscillating magnet. The purpose of such nanoswimmers, the team proposes, is to carry medicine to a particular part of the body, thereby reducing the need for surgery or overuse of drugs that can cause negative side effects in other parts of the body. An accompanying video demonstrates not only the ease with which the fish can be controlled, but the speed at which they can travel—an obvious improvement over other nano-delivery systems. Citation: Tiny robot ‘nano-fish’ may one day deliver drugs inside the body (2016, September 12) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2016-09-tiny-robot-fish-day-drugs.html © 2016 Phys.orglast_img read more