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Wednesday, 20th March 2013

Waterford Daffodil Day has arranged with the support of City Council to plant a garden of hope in the Peoples Park on Daffodil Day Friday 22nd March. The Mayor of Waterford Cllr. Jim Darcy will open the garden at 10.30 am that morning and plant a Daffodil Card.

Pupils from schools adjacent to the park Waterpark National School, St. Declan's, Christ Church, Newtown National School & Mount Sion Primary will plant Memory Daffodil Cards in the Garden to the memory of friends or relations who regretfully are not with us anymore.

The public are invited to participate and the cards will be available up to 11.00am in the park. Gardens are also been planted in St. Martins Kilcohan, Belmont Hospital Ferrybank.

This is a Garden of Hope to show that there is always hope & when a sufferer is informed that they are

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Wednesday, 20th March 2013

Paediatric First Aid course for parents/childminders of children aged 0-12 years in Treacy's Hotel, Waterford on Saturday 13th of April for 4 hours. Course includes training in CPR, choking, head injuries, temperature control, childhood illnesses and other topics. Course costs €50 per person. To book a place or for more information contact Ciara Dowling on 085-8393441.

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Wednesday, 20th March 2013

Second year students attending the Fashion Design and Accessories course in the Waterford Adult Education Centre ( W.A.E.C) are holding their Spring/ Summer 2013 Fashion Show and Art Work Exhibition at Treacy's Hotel, 1 Merchant Quay, Waterford, at 7.30pm on Thursday 21st of March 2013. Admission to this event is free.

The Fashion Show and Artwork Exhibition showcases the students creativity and completed work over a two year period and is organised by the fashion students. It is a wonderful opportunity for family, friends and the general public to view the collections, and selection of unique exhibits in ceramics and combined materials. This is the fourth Fashion show and Artwork exhibition. The previous shows have met with critical acclaim and were featured in the Munster express and double page spread in the News and Star.

The name of the Fashion Show and

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Wednesday, 20th March 2013

The Waterford Country Market has been in existence for over 50 years. As time has gone by we have had to move premises occasionally but since the 1970s we have opened every Friday at St. Olaf's Hall behind City Square just down from the Friary between 8am-1pm.

Over the years many producers have come and gone but we still have two that have been with us almost all that time. Mrs. Dunphy (who is now 90 years old) still comes every week with her fresh laid duck and chicken eggs as does Mrs. Power, who although not quite so advanced in years, still comes with her freshly baked breads and cakes. Both of these ladies are rightly proud of their produce and enjoy meeting their regular customers as well as any new faces that come through the door.

Not all our producers

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Wednesday, 20th March 2013

Sunday working

Question: I am currently unemployed and getting Jobseeker's Benefit. I work in a bar on Sundays and I don't work any other days. I hear that the rules about working on a Sunday are changing. What is the change?

Answer: Since 20 February 2013 Sunday working is taken into account when calculating the amount of Jobseeker's Benefit or Jobseeker's Allowance to be paid. Any work on Sunday was previously ignored when looking at your pattern of employment and people who worked only on Sundays were considered to be fully unemployed. That is no longer the case.

To get either Jobseeker's Benefit or Jobseeker's Allowance you must be unemployed. However, you do not have to be fully unemployed. You can work for some days (although you may not work for a part of any day for which you are claiming a jobseeker's

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Wednesday, 20th March 2013

Mitchell to bow out in 2014

Fine Gael MEP Gay Mitchell has said the constant travelling between Dublin, Brussels and Strasbourg was a big factor his decision not to stand for re-election in next year's European Parliament elections.

However the 61-year-old Dublin MEP has insisted that he is not retiring from working life and that he will definitely keep contributing in either a voluntary capacity or in public service after June 2014.

"I want people to know that I will continue to work hard for my country and my community. I'd like to give something back, maybe by working as a volunteer," he said.

Mr Mitchell will leave the European Parliament next year after ten years as an MEP, before which he served as Dublin TD for 26 years.

"I believe this is a good time to allow new candidates to emerge, and I'm making

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Wednesday, 20th March 2013

Crystal bowl designed by ex-Waterford Crystal master engraver presented to U.S. President Obama by An Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD

It was a proud moment in Waterford's esteemed history of glass manufacturing as, this year, the traditional bowl of shamrock presented to the US President on St. Patrick's Day originated in the Crystal County.

Sean Egan of Sean Egan Art Glass had the great honour of designing and crafting the stunning piece, entitled the "Gathering Bowl", which was presented to Barack Obama by An Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD on Tuesday, March 19th, following the traditional St. Patrick's Day celebrations.

The first presentation of a bowl of shamrock to a U.S. President took place in 1953, when President Eisenhower accepted the gift from Ambassador Hearne. The first Taoiseach to present shamrock

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Wednesday, 20th March 2013

By Bill Sones and Rich Sones, PhD

Q. What's the toughest instrument to play in anybody's orchestra? Let's hope you're "first water" enough to know.

A. "Second fiddle," quipped famed conductor and composer Leonard Bernstein, says Anu Garg in "A Word a Day." In an orchestra, the concertmaster is the "first chair violinist who sounds the notes from which all the others tune their instruments and take their cues when playing without a conductor. So the second violin (second fiddle) occupies a subordinate position. Obviously, Garg explains, Bernstein wasn't "commenting on the skill required to strum second violin in an orchestra but on the difficulty for most of us to be in the secondary role."

Such "ordinal language," as Garg terms it, expresses "the deep human need to arrange things in order, to sort, classify and enumerate them." Here are a few other

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Wednesday, 20th March 2013

John Owens graduated from the Veterinary College U.C.D. in 1997. He, along with his wife Susan, recently opened Ani-Pets veterinary clinic in Tramore, which is dedicated to the full time care of all companion animals, including exotic pets. He has a special interest in preventative medicine and nutrition.

preventing flea problems. Fleas are a common parasite affecting domestic pets such as dogs, cats and rabbits, but like some parasites, they are easier to prevent than to get rid of. Fleas are highly adapted, and can survive away from their host animal for up to 4 months. They actually spend the majority of their life cycle away from their host, and can jump on to your pet, feed on their blood after biting them, and jump off again to lay their eggs in the pet's environment, i.e. in their bedding, on carpets

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Wednesday, 20th March 2013

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Aries: March 21 – April 20
Somehow, even the well-meaning, if sometimes self-serving platitudes, those in authority mouth don't seem worth a proverbial hill of beans, when you look at what they earn and spend compared to your particular struggle. Remember though,

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    The Long Goodbye!Political obituaries are usually written after the body has taken it's last breath. However, with Taoiseach Enda Kenny it seems that his political career was just about breathing long before his colleagues had him dead and buried. Although no one, least of all the Taoiseach himself, has come and said it yet, Enda Kenny's premiership ended last week with a truly awful performance in the Dáil where some members of the Opposition were calling for his head while his own party seemed to be won …

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