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Wednesday, 12th September 2018

Edmond Rice Choral Society

Rehearsals start on Thursday 13th September. You will be notified of time and new venue by the usual text message. We look forward to another year of music and singing.There is great companionship and fun between the ladies. Our Musical Director, Catherine Power, keeps us all in good voice. We have a well balanced Three Part choir but we would welcome more Sopranos to join us. Ladies think about it, its a great pastime for winter. If you

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Wednesday, 12th September 2018

It’s a curious thing, but sometimes clients come to me for a consultation, and it’s not really them I need to see. Seeing all the young children going back to school last week reminded me of this oddity, so let me explain with a couple of examples. A Mum called me to arrange an appointment for her daughter who had just started school. The poor girl was not doing well. She clung to her Mum at the school gates every day, and cried when she was left to face school all on her own. She was sleeping badly, and found it completely impossible to settle in class or make new friends. I love treating children, because they are so uncomplicated, have fewer levels to unravel, and often respond immediately to homeopathic remedies. So this was an easy case, yes?

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Wednesday, 12th September 2018

By Bill Sones and Rich Sones, PhD

Q. Perhaps as many as 2.5 billion people suffer from this untreated yet correctable condition, about 80% of them living in developing countries. It’s estimated that by 2050 about half the world population will be affected. Can you identify what it is?

A. It’s myopia, or poor vision, "the largest unaddressed disability in the world today," says Hong Kong philanthropist James Chen. In 2011, he founded Vision for a Nation (VFAN) to provide affordable eyewear in developing countries, starting with Rwanda, and within five years, it had screened 2.5 million people. Eventually, VFAN "revolutionized" the country’s eye care system to make it accessible to all 12 million Rwandans.

To save money, 90% of the lenses provided were simple reading glasses. It streamlined distribution by offering only five items, including reading glasses that covered

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Wednesday, 12th September 2018

National Bread Week is back for its fifth year from 10 – 16 September 2018, celebrating the island of Ireland’s great love affair with bread, from Soda to the ever popular White Batch Loaf. We’re asking everyone what makes them a #BreadLover, whether it’s the evocative smell or the simple great taste. Bread is also so versatile and can be enjoyed every day and there is a recipe for all occasions. So we’re encouraging people to make the most of bread and try out some new recipes, from fruity Autumn Pudding to a hearty Full Irish Breakfast Frittata. All the recipes and many more are easy to follow and can be found at http://www.nationalbreadweek.ie/irish bread/recipes.

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Wednesday, 12th September 2018

Aries - This week is an 8

Professional challenges seem to dissolve, with Capricorn Saturn direct now, and advancement progresses in great strides.

Taurus - This week is a 7

Avoid impulsive distractions. Travels and studies go farther with less effort now that Saturn is direct.

Gemini - This week is an 8

Focus to grow your shared assets. It’s easier to handle money, with Saturn direct. Review legal, insurance and tax matters.

Cancer This week is an 8

Partnership comes easier now that Saturn is direct. Embark on bold new collaborative ventures. Work together for a bigger impact.

Leo - This week is an 8

Your physical labors, services and work flourish now. Discipline with fitness and health goals produces extraordinary results.

Virgo - This week is an 8

Pursue a passion with all your heart.

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Wednesday, 12th September 2018

with Justin Ivory Did you know that the Irish hare is the country’s only native lagomorph species? We have three species of lagomorphs in Ireland – the native Irish Hare (Lepus timidus hibernicus), the 2 non native species, European Brown Hare (Lepus europaeus) and the European Rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus). Like other farmland species, the Irish Hare numbers have declined of habitat loss and degradation, and intensive farming methods. Other factors include hunting both legal and illegal poaching, and trapping of hares for coursing.

The Irish Hare is legally protected by the Wildlife Act and its various amendments. It is also listed on Appendix III of the Berne Convention, Annex V of the EU Habitats Directive and as an internationally important species in the Irish Red Data Book. Despite these protections in the anomaly that is Ireland they are still

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Wednesday, 5th September 2018

Edmund Rice Active Retired

Next meeting for Edmund Rice Active retirement group is the 6th September time 2.30 4.30, New venue for meetings is Community and Youth Centre Manor street Waterford.

Open Minds Summer Season Talks

September 08th: Trevor Eivers (Hypnotist) 10 Healthy Eating Tips, Program your Mind for Health .

Comeragh Mountaineering Club

Tom Fallon will lead a walk next Sunday 2nd September to the Skillogues. This is the first walk of the season. Meet at Hypermarket at 10am. Boots essential, food, hot drink advised. This is an easy walk, all details from Dick 086 2652768.

Cnoc Bui ARA

Cnoc Bui ARA Will resume after the Summer Break

Meeting takes place on Wednesday 5th September at 2pm at The Woodlands Hotel.

We will have a speaker from I.T. for those who want to learn computer skills

On 19th September we have arranged an outing to Ormonde Castle and Dove

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Wednesday, 5th September 2018

Actions always speak louder than words

I t has been an amazing week for the truth coming to the surface. I always firmly believe that over time the truth will eventually come out. We just have to be patient sometimes, and accept that everything is in divine and perfect order.

The recent discovery of an Acute Coronary Syndrome report about cardiac care in the South east is a case in point. The report reveals that levels of cardiac care are the second highest in the country, and proves once and for all that the figures used in the Herity Report are wrong. This is important, because it means current government policy is based on false information. It also means that a full time, 24 x 7 cardiac care service is fully warranted. There is no time for blame or finger pointing here,

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Wednesday, 5th September 2018

By Bill Sones and

Rich Sones, PhD

Q. As you settle into your seat at the cinema and start to enjoy your tub of hot buttered popcorn, did you ever wonder just how long popcorn has been part of the moviegoing experience?

A. First, some historical background: One of the first movie theaters called nickelodeons opened in Pittsburgh in 1905 and played silent movies in a continuous loop, all for just one nickel, says Dan Lewis on his "Now I Know" website. These proved very popular, so much so that they were eventually replaced by larger venues that sought to emulate the "fancy experience" of live theater. No food or beverage allowed!

Outside the theater, though, popcorn had become a popular street food, and some movie patrons tried to sneak the snack inside, despite the warnings of management. But in 1929, as the Great

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Wednesday, 5th September 2018

Aries - This week is an 8

Take time to adapt to changes. Celebrate team accomplishments. Consider your moves before making them. Wait and rest.

Taurus - This week is an 8 Unexpected news could stir up things at work. Avoid giving in to automatic reactions.

Gemini - This week is a 7

Travel may tempt, but stick to reliable routes or risk unexpected surprises. Discover something new about somewhere familiar.

Cancer - This week is an 8

Pay bills, and manage financial obligations. Leave a cushion for the unexpected. Adapt to changes as they fall.

Leo - This week is a 9

Coordinate with a partner through changing circumstances. Don't react blindly. Mistakes could get expensive.

Virgo - This week is an 8

Slow the pace to navigate uncertain terrain. Focus on your moves, and watch your steps. Profit from meticulous service.

Libra - This week is a 7

Enjoy time

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Letters to the Editor

  • A Wonderful Harvest

    Even though the weather Gods didn’t exactly play ball over the weekend it doesn’t take away from the fact that this years Waterford Harvest Festival was yet again another wonderful success. It was great to see the streets of the centre of the city so beautifully and thoughtfully decked out. The various food stalls offering tastes from all over were great to wander around. The information and background that each of the stall holders were able to give on the provenance of their food was really interesting an …

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