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  • News story: New dental care approach to be expanded after trial reduces tooth decay

    first_img The government has made great progress in improving the oral health of patients and tooth decay among children continues to decrease ‒ but there is more we can do. Our new proposed NHS dental contract focuses on prevention and quality of care and will be thoroughly tested to ensure it is financially sustainable for the NHS, patients and dentists. The announcement of up to 50 more prototype practices is an important step in developing the NHS dental service in this its 70th year. I welcome it and hope that further refinement and testing with the profession will lead us to a model that enables dentists and their teams to play their full part in the delivery of integrated care and further improvement of oral and general health. The recently published evaluation report from the first year of testing recommended that a further group of dental practices should be recruited into the programme.The new practices are currently being selected and will join from October 2018 and January 2019.The existing 73 practices are continuing to test the new approach, with a new remuneration system added which supports dentists carrying out preventative work.The scheme could be rolled out nationally from April 2020 if it can be shown to benefit patients, the NHS and dental practice following a thorough evaluation.Health Minister Steve Brine said: 90% of patients had reduced or maintained levels of tooth decay 80% of patients had reduced or maintained levels of gum disease 97% of patients said they were satisfied with the dental care they receivedcenter_img Up to 50 practices in England will be selected to join the 73 currently testing a new approach to dental care.The new system incentivises dentists to offer full oral health assessments and self-care plans on top of traditional treatments.In the first year of piloting the new approach, dentists reported that: Chief Dental Officer Sarah Hurley said:last_img read more

  • Shooting Free Throws

    first_imgI know every basketball coach thinks he practices free throws more than he practices anything else.  From watching most games, something isn’t working!  Either coaches are not practicing free throws long enough or the players certainly are not listening to what is being instructed.  Anyone playing basketball beyond eighth grade should be able to hit 7 out of 10 free throws.  So far this year I have seen college teams shoot less than 50% for a game, and high school teams sometimes struggle to hit 33% of their free throws.  In the old days kids would shoot and shoot and shoot at home.  Because most outdoor basket space was limited, they spent a lot of time practicing free throws.  Everyone had a free throw line marked on their home court.  Today they do little playing outdoors, and when they are in the gym they want to do two things:  dunk the ball and shoot three’s.  You now have players who actually shoot better from the field than they do from the free throw line because that is where all of their extra shooting takes place.  If you can find me a kid who shoots 100 free throws a day on his own, I’ll show you a very high percentage free throw shooter.  A friend of mine said it best when he stated “free throws are FREE and should be gift points”.  However, when you seldom–if ever–practice them, no wonder we see 40% free throw shooting.last_img read more

  • Sports and May

    first_imgIt is probably safe to say that winter is finally behind us.  When May rolls around, you have a lot of sports activities to follow.  It starts with the Kentucky Derby which is on the 7th this year and ends with two huge auto racing events.  Those are the Indy 500 and the Coca Cola 600 both run on the 23rd this year.   High school sports start their playoff runs in May, and most of them will conclude around the first of June.  There is something for everybody.In pro sports, the NFL draft was just concluded last week so ESPN will be talking about that all month.  The NBA playoffs will continue through the month of May.  For those of you who are not big into sports, we have Mother’s Day on the 8th and Memorial Day (the official start of the summer season) at the end of the month.  Enjoy this month when the weather is nice and not yet too hot to enjoy being outside.last_img read more

  • Rodgers plays down title talk

    first_img Victory, Liverpool’s first in the league over Arsenal since 2007, closed the gap between them in fourth place and the Gunners to five points and they were six off the lead at the end of the day after Chelsea went top. With Jose Mourinho’s side and third-placed Manchester City still to come to Anfield, there is plenty of opportunity to do further damage to the teams above them but Rodgers played down Liverpool’s chances. “You only need to look at our squad really, that can be an indication,” said the Reds boss. “The objective has always been to finish as high as we can but you also have to look at the other teams around you. You only have to look at what Arsenal had on the bench today. “I want to be in a position where we can really challenge for the title here and the players have been incredible – we just hope to continue with that development and see where it takes us. “There is no doubt we have been outstanding for a big part of the season. “We have had one or two off days but in the main our consistency and quality of our game has been incredible. “We will keep focused and keep our concentration.” Manager Brendan Rodgers insisted Liverpool are still not in the title race despite their 5-1 demolition of deposed leaders Arsenal at Anfield. Press Association Four goals in the first 20 minutes – the first coming after just 52 seconds – left the Gunners reeling. Defender Martin Skrtel scored the first two, with forwards Raheem Sterling and Daniel Sturridge following his lead. Sterling added his second just after half-time and although Mikel Arteta pulled one back from the penalty spot with 20 minutes to go the match was well over as a contest. Liverpool’s display was one of their best for several years and Rodgers was full of praise for what he considered an all-round excellent team effort. “We were brilliant today, it was a wonderful performance in such a prestigious game between the two teams,” Rodgers said. “The performance level was absolutely out of this world and I am very pleased as it is another marker for us that we are getting better and improving all the time. “These games are normally very tight games and Liverpool haven’t beaten them in the league since 2007 – that is a long time – but I felt we could have gone on and scored more, but I was pleased with how we managed the game. “The crowd were so excited and they were really wanting us to go for the throat but it was also important we could manage the game as well and that was a pleasing aspect. “Sometimes with these performances you don’t get these types of goals going in but we know we can perform to that level, with Everton (4-0) at home and Tottenham (5-0) away, there are many times we’ve scored many goals this season.” last_img read more

  • Illegal firearms, drug use worry Amerindian leaders

    first_imgNational Toshaos ConferenceAs the National Toshao’s Conference (NTC) continues, many Indigenous leaders and representatives on Wednesday voiced their concerns on the prevailing matters affecting their security. Some of the echoing calls made by leaders were the prevalence of illegal firearms, marijuana and heavy alcohol use which they believe has fuelled the increase of criminal activities in the hinterland communities.In this vein, many expressed the view that more gun licences should be given to Indigenous peoples to protect themselves, not only from criminals, but from wild animals as well. It was reiterated that jaguars are still invading dwelling places and eating livestock and dogs in Indigenous communities. In the absence of Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan, senior Police ranks were on hand to address the concerns of the Indigenous (Amerindian) community leaders. Carl Lewis, a Toshao from Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni), indicated that illegal drugs and alcohol are passing through many communities. Lewis told law enforcement representatives that he wants atleast four persons from his village to be trained in security. It was also explained that many persons who commit criminal acts flee to neighbouring Brazil, since these areas are without Police protection and the borders are porous.Another Toshao, this time from Port Kaituma, Region One (Barima-Waini), expressed that he feels like his life is “at stake” in defending himself with a baton.He too asked that members from his village to be trained in security defence. He also appealed for a firearm licence.The Port Kaituma Toshao added that youths in the village would exhibit tenants of dangerous behaviour when they use marijuana.“These youths could be very dangerous when the youths smoke up the bush,” he noted.As the leaders plea for assistance, the Mazaruni Toshao expressed that “95 per cent” of youths in his area are involved in alcohol and marijuana use and urged authorities to implement measures to curb these activities.In light of many Amerindians having lost possession of their firearms through Government’s Gun Amnesty Programme last year, the leaders called on the law enforcement authorities to issue firearm licences for their personal protection against crime and wild animals. A Police representative who responded to the questions on citizen security, however, explained that this regulation falls within the preview of the Public Security Ministry.Commander of F Division (Lethem and other Interior Locations), Senior Superintendent Ravindradat Budhram, however, encouraged the Toshaos to apply for the licences, given the many security concerns raised. He pointed out that the licences will either be approved or disapproved by the Ministry.“Residents can apply for firearms… you can apply now, go to the website and download it now… apply, is either you’re approve or not approved,” the Commander stated, even as many hinterland residents are still without access to the Internet.On the point of the licences, Norma Thomas, the Kamarang, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) Toshao noted that “We surrendered our illegal firearms and appealed for a licence,” adding that residents are happy about a road that was built, but want security since drugs are coming through this route.Community Development Council (CDC) Chairman in Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo) Ian Jacobis, also told the Conference of rampant drug use, especially in North Rupununi.“Drugs has become so dominant, people have no respect for elderly… a set of men every morning at the front of the road smoking where children take buses to go to school… the men have no respect for girl children,” Jacobis noted.He further noted that he tried reporting the matter to Police and petitioned that the matter be urgently addressed. Toshaos also made allegations of wrongdoings by some Police ranks who would reportedly demand money from Amerindians found with firearms in addition to facilitating some criminals escaping to Brazil.Responding to the myriad of concerns, Commander Budhram observed that Police ranks become corrupt after a time, as “they get familiar with people”. He noted that there are intentions to rotate ranks every three months but maintained that the possession of the unlicensed firearms is still outlawed.“We collected over 100 fire arms from Kamarang alone,” he stated, noting that about 24 persons were granted licences, while 42 applications have been received. Budram pointed out that some applicants did not submit identification cards and medical certificates.He conceded that drugs and firearms were found in the Kamarang to Kaikan areas. Budhram explained that while the setting up of more Police stations in many of the locations would be impractical, what he will do is ensure that there are more Police patrols in the villages. (Shemuel Fanfair)last_img read more