September 30th, 2014
Visit Sockit to put your best red sock forward for Sport Relief 2006. It’s jammed with ideas, goodies and games to make your Sport Relief a foot stomping success.
Sport Relief is all about doing Miles in whatever way you want, whilst raising money to help make the world Miles better. Get some inspiration with sockit’s animated fundraising ideas – from smelly sock challenges to kung fu Miles you’re sure to have Miles of fun.
You can travel 5457 miles and visit the streets of Guatemala in South America where you can meet Famuel, Cristinia, Alex and Maya Keltia. Take part in an amazing interactive adventure to find out about their lives, dreams for the future and how they are making their worlds better.
Get creative with sock puppet theatre. Download the special sock making kit on the sockit site to turn your socks into superstars. Make your friends and family laugh by giving a sock puppet show, whilst raising money for Sport Relief at the same time – from Sock Idol to Lord of the Socks the possibilities are endless. Send your pictures or videos of your sock puppet shows, before Sport Relief Saturday, July 15th, to .
Be kept on your toes with some socktastic games, including Free Ballin’, In a Spin and Fast4ward. Or shout out loud for Sport Relief in one of the polls or chat on the message board.
There’s sockloads to keep you entertained at sockit. You can also ask an adult to register you for one of the 15 Mile events, which are happening across the UK on Sport Relief Saturday on 15th July 2006. Whatever you do make sure you tune into CBBC and BBC ONE or Sport Relief on the BBC next week for special Sport Relief programmes including Reggie Yates visiting Guatemala, Blue Peter travelling to Honduras plus much much more.
Notes for Editors
Interviews and photographs are available on request.
Nearly every school in the country has been sent information on how to put on a Sport Relief Mile.
Alternatively, Go the Extra Mile on Sport Relief Saturday, July 15th 2006. Visit Sport Relief to find out more. To make a donation, call 08457 910 910 (local call charges apply).
Sport Relief is an initiative of Comic Relief, registered charity 326568, in association with BBC Sport.
Since its launch in 2002, Sport Relief has raised over 30 million. Half of the money raised will be spent in the UK to help give those living in disadvantaged and divided communities a better life; the other half will help children and young people in the world’s poorest countries, faced with the daily reality of extreme poverty, abuse and exploitation.
The Government’s National School Sport strategy is transforming PE and school sport at every level. It aims to give all children the chance to take part in at least two hours a week of high quality PE and school sport in and out of school.
The Youth Sport Trust are supporting Sport Relief in Schools and have helped to secure the involvement of a large number of their network of their Schools Sport Partnerships and colleges.
Sainsbury’s are the title sponsor of the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile.
For more information:
Nicola Harrison N.
020 7820 5555 (ext 4038)
September 28th, 2014
Horse racing is a very competitive sport. Race horses are athletes at the peak of their physical perfection. It takes a lot of training to get them ready for race day. One of the most enjoyable aspects of horse racing is watching these beautiful animals doing what they do best. Horses have such beautiful gaits. The way they carry themselves when their strides are fully extended is one of the most beautiful sights I’ve ever seen.
Imagine horses racing at speeds of 40 miles an hour with 130 pounds on their back while competing with other horses to win the horse race. What makes this sport so beautiful compared to other sports (football, baseball, basketball, hockey or golf) is that in no other sport is the athlete required to exert so much energy and effort for such a period of time. Horse racing requires these magnificent animals to carry weights, including the jockey, and in some cases above 130 pounds at speeds of approximately 40 miles per hour.
I have watched many so-called professional gamblers or individuals who love to bet on horses and follow the racing circuit everywhere. These individuals, so-called professional handicappers, try to make a living on betting, wagering and picking winners. Events like the Kentucky Derby that takes place the first Saturday in May at Churchill Downs are places where you will see hoards of people gathering to see the best of horses compete with each other.
Thoroughbred race horses are the fastest breed of horses. They say you can determine a champion race horse by looking in his eyes. These race horses will show expressions of strength and dominance. You’ll find free horse racing videos on horses competing in the Preakness Stakes, the second leg of the Triple Crown taking place at Pamlico Racetrack each year two weeks after the Kentucky Derby on the internet.
Such a competitive game can also be played online through online horse racing games readily available on the internet. You can download free horse racing games and sit back and enjoy watching the best horses like Zenyatta and Sir Barton run for the finish line in the best of Breeders’ Cup and Kentucky Derby. You can breed thoroughbred horses and train them the way you want virtually. 3d horse racing games will keep you hooked onto your seats. These virtual horses will teach you a lot of things about the real world of racing.
September 26th, 2014
Dentures provide solutions for missing teeth problems, and replace both the form and function of natural teeth that have been lost. However, the long-term use of dentures is associated with problems regarding improper fit; this is because dentures have the tendency to lose their comfortable fit especially if they have been in use for a long period of time.
Dentures will naturally become loose with the passage of time. The gums and the bony ridges of the jaw bone where natural teeth have been lost will gradually shift as the years go by; what were once comfortably-fitting dental appliances will start to become ill-fitting, and will start to move uncontrollably inside the mouth. The uncontrollable movement of these dentures inside the mouth leads to painful situations that may cause mouth sores to develop; loose denture problems can also cause embarrassment especially when the dentures fall out of the mouth completely when the denture-wearer eats, talks, or smiles.
Denture fixatives used to be the most common way of securing loose dentures in place. The fixative works as an adhesive to create a seal between the dentures and the palate or the gums. Denture fixatives can also protect the gum tissues from excessive friction (from the ill-fitting dental appliances), so that the development of mouth ulcers or mouth sores can be prevented.
Dental Implants as Alternatives to Denture Fixatives
Dental implants can secure loose dentures in a more permanent way, compared to the temporary adhesive power of denture fixatives. Mini dental implants can be used to fix ill-fitting dentures in place; these smaller-in-diameter (compared to the traditional ones) implants are embedded into the jaw bone, and then attached to the loose dentures to keep them firmly in place. The result is dentures that do not move around the mouth uncontrollably, as they are already anchored firmly to the jaw bone with the help of the dental implants.
The adhesive power of denture fixatives last for only a few hours, and can be quite inconvenient to apply on a daily basis; mini dental implants, on the other hand, are permanently attached to the jaw bone and provide long-term security of the dentures. The pain, discomfort, and embarrassment of improperly-fitting dentures can be eliminated with the help of dental implants as alternatives to fixatives or adhesives. Mini dental implants are also beneficial for those whose jaw bone quality has deteriorated; these smaller diameter implants can be attached successfully without the need for a bone grafting procedure.
September 25th, 2014
Do you like to surf? Most people will answer in the affirmative to this question. Surfing is not just a sport, it is a lifestyle choice, and it is just like being a biker only way better than that. Surfing imbibes the surfer with a philosophy towards life that only fellow surfers can comprehend. When you are out in the middle of the ocean riding 30-foot waves and skimming past them escaping the forces of nature, it is something special. The sea in its depth and beauty has so many secrets and surfers are in love with the ocean and its power they channel the force if the nature through the surfboards and ride the waves. Riding the waves is an addictive sport and you will not be able to quit it once you get the hang of it.
What is so unique about surfing?
People are often left wondering, what makes surfing so special? Alternatively, what is unique about this sport? The answer lies in the simplicity of the entire thing. Surfing does not require you to buy the most expensive gadgets available in the market; all you need is a good wave and a surfboard. Surfing develops a persons sense of balance and helps them understand more about ocean currents. The sport is all about learning more about yourself and being one with the nature. You do not surf to compete with someone or show off to your friends but to feel the force of nature and channelize it through your surfboard. Riding waves is among the most challenging things you can do and surfers are in constant search for the biggest wave.
Surfing developed in Hawaii and it is more than a sport, it is a part of the culture of the Hawaiians. Surfing is fun and its cool sure but when you grow old, you will find it is much more than that. Surfing in the ocean helps you understand how big the whole world is and helps us open your minds to the vast unknown. It is one of the few sports that utilize the power of the nature. Surfing is not about going against the nature, it is about going with the flow of nature and becoming one with it. A good surfer does not consider the waves as an enemy but a friend.
What is the feeling like?
Surfing helps increase the mind body coordination and it also improves the sense of balance among the surfers. The pure beauty of slicing through the waves makes surfing so much more enjoyable than any other sport in this world. If you are out with your friends or alone at the beach, you can always hit the waves and feel the power of the ocean sweep through your body.
Surfing is a lifestyle that helps people understand the true calling of the nature and be one with it. The sport has still held on to its ancient philosophy and that is why it is so popular among millions of people across the world.
September 23rd, 2014
In the United States alone, more than 100 million people suffer from missing teeth. Though there are many temporary solutions, dental implants Austin are becoming popular as these offer permanent solutions that allows you to sport teeth that look natural and are functional at the same time. Dental implants replace dentures and metal braces that used to be the norm till recent years, when thanks to advancements in the medical fields, various innovative procedures and treatments are available to replace teeth permanently.
Patients are generally unaware of the impact that loss of teeth has on their dental health. The jawbone slowly loses its firmness when it does not have to provide support as this deterioration occurs over a period of time. Dental implants refer to tiny titanium posts that are implanted in the jawbone to replace missing teeth. They act as strong root substitutes when they anchor in the underlying bone which bonds with the titanium. This foundation that is formed is sturdy and provides stability for prosthetic teeth that are replacement in the mouth. The advantage of using dental implants is that they simulate natural teeth and tooth root structure and avoid bone loss.
Another reason for using dental implants is to retain the facial structure as lips and cheek tend to collapse and sage which makes a person appear advanced in age. The use of dental implants enables you to bite into food like you would with natural teeth and also smile confidently as the natural contours of the face are preserved. Dental implants Austin also allow you to retain your sense of smell and taste unlike dentures. All these reasons prove that people should consider dental implants when they have missing teeth and continue to eat and smile as before.
A dental implant is capable of supporting several teeth when it is combined with a bridge or denture. Mini implants can be used to support dentures. It may be necessary to use at least 5 implants if a full mouth construction has to be done. Titanium oxide reduces infection as it has antibiotic properties and is therefore a popular choice when using dental implants. New techniques are being introduced to replace missing teeth with less painful treatments to help patients replace teeth without waiting for months to pass before attempting the next procedure.
There is no doubt that the initial dental implant cost is high as against the cost of using dentures. However, you do not have to continue spending money because of changes in the bone density and gums. The rate for a dental implant and crown may start at 44,000 per tooth. Your dentist will discuss your treatment plan and discuss the dental implant costs and schedule to help you with the treatment.
Insurance companies may or may not cover certain dental treatments especially if cosmetic dentistry is involved. Certain clinics offer financing options which help patients to pay back the amounts in installments. Check out these options when you click on various dental websites in Austin and find out the most affordable centers where you are assured of quality and good service.