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College offers free sealant clinic

Thirty students from Summersill Elementary School opened wide and said “ah” for dental hygienist and dental assistant students at Coastal Carolina Community College’s yearly sealant clinic. Every year, a school is selected based on statistics on the dental health of the state’s kindergarten and fifth grade students from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services’ oral health section. Those statistics are kept through a screening process at elementary schools throughout the state. According to the department’s latest statistics from 2010, 70 percent of the county’s 1,797 students in those grades surveyed had no decaying, missing or filled teeth and had, on average, 1.03 missing, decaying or filled teeth. Both are better than the state average. Dr. Joseph Hewitt, a dentist who heads the college’s dental department, said the clinic is meant to encourage good dental hygiene early in a child’s life to protect their teeth sooner than later. “We (are) trying to help the community...people that cannot afford to go to the dentist and, even if they can afford, if they haven’t had sealants placed in their first permanent molars or second permanent molars,” Hewitt said. “It’s important because it prevents a lot of tooth decay on permanent molars.” Danny Anderson, a Wallace resident and dental assistant student at the college, said he was excited about the clinic ...  

India clears defence projects worth $13.1 billion: Report

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Halloween and Pets 2014

What is it about Halloween that makes us want to dress ourselves and our four-footed companions in costumes?   Some pets love it, some don't mind too much and others can be totally stressed by Halloween.  It's up to you to make sure your best friend is safe and comfortable, whatever the holiday. ********************************** Halloween is a fun time for many children and adults, but it can be pretty scary for pets. Here are a few ideas to make it less stressful, and a little safer, for our furry friends. Pet costumes have become big business. According to an article in The Atlantic, the National Retail Federation predicts that owners will spend $350 million dollars on Halloween costumes for their pets. Animals in costumes can be really cute, but if it upsets the pet or is unsafe – restricting the pet’s ability to see, breathe or move – consider something simple, like a Halloween-themed bandana. Some of the treats we enjoy can actually harm dogs and cats. Chocolate in any form – especially dark chocolate – can be poisonous to pets. Symptoms include digestive problems, heart problems and seizures. Non-chocolate candy may contain the artificial sweetner, Xylitol, which is poisonous to dogs. A pet probably won’t bother to remove the wrapper before it eats the candy – and the wrapper itself can be a hazard, causing an obstruction in the digestive system that could require surgery. Keep all treats away from your p...  

Why Pandora's new analytics tool is a winner for both the music company and ...

Try as they might, music services have yet to come up with a universally preferred method for artists to track listener data about their work. Spotify started offering its version of music analytics for artists last year. Apple inherited musician analytics through the Beats Music acquisition of Topspin. And, finally, “YouTube of audio” service SoundCloud rolled out its own analytics tools along with a new ad platform back in August. All of these analytics tools were marketed as providing musicians with better information they can use to earn more money. Now it’s Pandora’s turn. The company may have arguably been first in the rise of digital radio services, but it was among the last of the big players to start tracking artist data with the launch of Pandora AMP earlier this week. But just because it is late to the analytics party doesn’t mean it wasn’t planning for it. Pandora cofounder Tim Westergren told VentureBeat in a phone interview that the company has been working on AMP for “literally years.” “There is nothing more central to why Pandora exists than what AMP is really tackling,” Westergren said, adding that there’s good reason the company didn’t launch something like AMP sooner. “I’ve been grinding my teeth for a long, long time now, anxiously awaiting launching it. But we wanted to make sure that it didn’t disappoint. “I think there have been...  

Goal-line technology helps West Ham beat Manchester City

Glyn Kirk/AFP West Ham is in the top four of the Premier League standings after nine games, and the Hammers proved it’s no fluke on Saturday against reigning champion Manchester City. Goals from Morgan Amalfitano and Diafra Sahko — the latter granted by the goal-line technology system — gave West Ham a thrilling 2-1 win at home. After Amalfitano’s opener in the first half, Manchester City’s Sergio Agüero had a golden opportunity to equalize the game in the 65th minute, but shockingly hit the bar from just a few yards out. Ten minutes later, Sahko doubled West Ham’s lead with a header that Joe Hart nearly saved, but goal-line technology confirmed that the ball did cross the line. David Silva quickly scored to make it 2-1, but West Ham held out for all three points. English Premier League, Manchester City, West Ham, Soccer  Want more stories like this? Like FTW on Facebook! Follow on Twitter! ...  

Hold Your Brain in Your Hands: New Zealand Company Will 3D Print Your Brain

Just in time for Halloween (or for those of us who just have brains on our minds), New Zealand-based Brainform is up and running! While the company and its website are still in beta, a high quality 3D printed brain can be yours now. The company’s mission is simply stated on its website: We 3D print brains. Brainform takes MRI scan files to custom-create accurate (albeit hollow, which hopefully isn’t too accurate) models of both hemispheres of the brain, though without the cerebellum or sub-cortical structures. The brains are available in full-scale and half-scale models with your choice of a white or matte grey stand, and can be displayed as a whole brain or as one hemisphere at a time. Want a scan and don’t have one yet? Don’t worry, the company’s FAQ covers that. You can check out the website’s Research Hub to be connected to researchers seeking participants for studies that include an MRI. The Hub will eventually have research study information for the US, New Zealand, Australia, and the UK. Barring that approach, Brainform also suggests — in a cheeky tone in keeping with the rest of the site’s content — that going into the ER with serious injuries and headache complaints should get you your very own MRI pretty quickly. For those among the millions who already have had MRIs done as a matter of course, a simple call to your own doctor should be able to get the DICOM file sent over from exist...  

Infertile Field of Mars? Colonization plans marred by gravity, radiation fears

Published time: October 25, 2014 13:31 A possible look of the future Mars One mission settlement (Image by mars-one.com) The Mars One mission - to bring humans to the Red Planet - is underway, with nearly 80,000 applicants for a possible one-way trip. But will they go forth and multiply? Low gravity and cosmic rays lie in the path of the ambitious plan. Mars is considered to be the most hospitable planet in the solar system, after Earth. The dreams of the ‘Martian Chronicles’ author, Ray Bradbury, or ‘Mr. Nobody’ director Jaco Van Dormael, could be turned into reality with the colonization project. The mission is aimed at sending first four Mars inhabitants in 2024, and their journey will become a Dutch reality TV program. One of the things the first settlers will not be allowed to do, however, is to have children. The reason is that “The human ability to conceive in reduced gravity is not known, neither is there enough research on whether a fetus can grow normally under these circumstances,” the mission states. Still, Mars One acknowledges that to lead “true” life on Mars, having children is “vital,” so Adams and Eves could still descend on Mars. But what’s in store for them? The planet’s gravity is just 38 percent of Earth’s, the atmosphere is so thin it resembles a laboratory vacuum, and is terribly cold. Typical nighttime temperatures close to the equator are -70 C. S...  

Wozniacki targets New York marathon after tennis loss

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - A glutton for punishment or a woman on a mission? Either way, Caroline Wozniacki has no intentions of putting her feet up just yet after her last tennis match of the season. Rather than take an immediate break after losing to Serena Williams at the WTA Finals on Saturday, Wozniacki is already looking ahead to another sporting challenge -- her first marathon.The Dane has been pounding the streets for months to prepare herself for the ultimate test of endurance, which she will undertake at the New York marathon on Nov. 2."I'm diving into marathon mode, as of now," she said immediately after her 2-6 6-3 7-6(6) loss to Williams on Saturday, an epic match that lasted almost two and a quarter hours."I'm going to probably go for a little jog tomorrow, just run off some of the soreness I'm probably going to feel tomorrow."A little half hour, 40 minute run tomorrow and stay by the pool. Then head to New York very soon."Wozniacki only decided to enter the New York marathon in July, just two months after splitting with her fiance, Northern Irish golfer Rory McIlroy.Wozniacki had already sent out the invitations for the November wedding when McIlroy phoned her to say it was all off, a call that she later said left her "shocked."In the months since their break-up, Wozniacki has devoted herself to training and her tennis career has taken off again. She won the Istanbul Cup tournament in July then made the final of the U.S. Open.She also made the final at the Pan Pacif...  

PHOTOS: Georgia Theatre - Los Meesfits open for Brown Out

Home UGA News Sonia Altizer, professor and associate dean of academic affairs of the Odum School of Ecology, delivered the fifth Anthropocene lecture in the… Sports Georgia took the No. 21 Texas A&M volleyball team five sets in College Station, Texas Five sets was not enough, however, as Georgia (10-10… The Bulldogs finished their first day of competition at the Ole Miss Fall Invitational as team went 2-2 in doubles play. Three of Georgia's do… Views Variety ​The Georgia Theatre fell into a trance when the Chris Robinson Brotherhood took the stage. The group, consisting of a bassist, drummer, keybo… Photos Cops Injured student found masturbating in pool of blood wearing only a jockstrap Calendar Marketplace Classifieds Donate Contact Rss ...  

LIVE: Borussia Dortmund vs Hannover

63' Joselu attempts to catch Weidenfeller off his line with an ambitious effort from some way out on the right flank. He completely mishits it and slices the ball miles off target. 61' Goal Hiroshi Kiyotake GOOOOOOOAAAAL!! KIYOTAKE NETS IT! The Japanese bends the free kick over the wall with his right foot and Weidenfeller fails to keep it out despite getting his hand extremely close to the ball! Dortmund have it all to do now! 60' Yellow Card Ilkay Gündogan 60' Gundogan catches Bittencourt just outside the box and the referee shows him a yellow card! Hannover will surely use the resultant free kick to try and test Weidenfeller from 20 yards out. 59' Hummels picks out Ramos in the box but the Colombian is unable to test Zieler as he is closed quickly by Marcelo. 57' Klopp is showing great encouragement to his team from the touchline, but he will be anxious if they continue to struggle to find the back of the net. Hannover haven't posed much of a threat themselves in the second half, but given BVB's form this season the outcome of this match is by no means certain just yet. 55' ZIELER TO THE RESCUE AGAIN! Piszczek is again found in acres of space on the right and he sends a first-time cross into the middle. Aubameyang kills it but leaves the ball behind, so allows Reus to take the shot as he follows in. He sends it low to the keeper's left and he gets his fingertips to it in order to keep it out. 53' From the right, Mkhitaryan curls an inviting cross over to the back pos...  


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