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Tuesday, 16th April 2013

The South East Regional Drugs Task Force, in partnership with Waterford Area Partnership and Waterford City Community Forum, are holding a consultation seminar in the Edmund Rice Heritage Centre, Mt. Sion, Barrack St, Waterford, on Tuesday April 30th starting at 9:30 am and finishing at 1:30 pm (followed by a light lunch).

The aim of the seminar is to provide an opportunity for individuals, community groups and voluntary organisations to hear what is being done on their behalf to respond to the problems faced by drug and alcohol use in their communities, and to have the opportunity to have your say!

Speakers will include An Garda Síochána, the Health Service Executive, Local Authority, and VECs.

The themes of the event are;

Under the Influence – Drug and Alcohol related anti social behaviour and Intimidation in communities

The roads to recovery – Drug and Alcohol Treatment

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Tuesday, 16th April 2013

"Wishing You Well" Transition Year students at Newtown School are coming up with innovative ideas to make our community a better place through their project, "Wishing You Well". The students have linked with St. Patrick's Hospital as part of their Young Social Innovator project. The YSI Programme encourages young people to become more socially aware, to choose an area of social concern and to be innovative in their response to bring about positive change.

We chose to work with older people after learning that they are affected by many different health issues. Loneliness is a real concern and this can, all too often lead to isolation and depression. We contacted St. Patrick's Hospital and they were delighted to be part of this intergenerational project.

We got involved in YSI in September. It has

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Tuesday, 16th April 2013

No more staffing delays - Mental Health Reform urges local action in Waterford

Mental Health Reform has asked the people of Waterford to contact their local elected representatives, in an effort to keep pressure on the Government to honour its commitment to appoint new staff for community mental health services this year. Orla Barry, Director of Mental Health Reform, commented: "Last year, we saw unacceptable delays in appointing the promised staff to community mental health teams. Such delays cannot be allowed to happen with the 477 new staff that have been promised for 2013. "

"These multidisciplinary staff include much needed psychologists, social workers, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists and social care workers - to work alongside doctors and nurses in community mental health teams", Ms. Barry continued.

Mental Health Reform has urged people to put local pressure on their TDs to

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Tuesday, 16th April 2013

Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists welcomes statutory regulation of physiotherapists

The Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists (ISCP) welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Health, Dr. James Reilly, of his intention to establish the Physiotherapists Registration Board.

The Society welcomes this long awaited development in the steps towards achieving statutory protection of the public, which the Society has been advocating since its inception. In the absence of state regulation the Society, as the Designated Authority, acts on behalf of the Minister to protect the public by accrediting pre-registration university programmes in physiotherapy and validating the qualifications of physiotherapists who were educated outside this country who wish to work in the Irish Public Health Services. As the sole professional body for Physiotherapists, the Society has always worked to protect the public by promoting high standards of professional education, practice, competence and conduct.

Placing protection

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Tuesday, 16th April 2013

A local company which is the driving force behind the provision of AED and CPR training in the city has teamed up with the Solas Centre, the South East's cancer support service centre, to provide training in the use of AED (Automated External Defibrillators). Throughout May NAS Training Centre will deliver a series of free training courses to the Solas Centre on AED instruction and practice along with adult and child CPR.

According to Ray Power, General Manager NAS Training Centre, the importance of AED and CPR skills can never be underestimated. "In Ireland approximately 10,000 people die each year from cardiovascular disease (CVD), coronary heart disease, stroke and other circulatory diseases. Proficiency and knowledge about what to do if this situation ever arises is paramount. We offered these informative and practical courses to the volunteers, clients and staff at the

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Tuesday, 16th April 2013

An Taisce's National Spring Clean campaign is still going strong in County Waterford and this week will see the campaign hit the halfway mark. Hundreds of clean up events have already taken place in Waterford and there are still plenty more to come! The National Spring Clean campaign is Ireland's largest anti-litter initiative organised by An Taisce and funded by the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government.

Events taking place in Waterford next week include:

On the 20th of April, Ard Daire residents' association will be cleaning 78 houses in the estate and surrounding areas in Ferrybank. For more information, please contact: Paul Malone on 087 2603029

On the 20th of April, Abbeylands residents association will be cleaning up their estate for National Spring Clean with some landscaping. For more information, please contact: Kathleen Power on 087 1168379

On the 21st of

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Tuesday, 16th April 2013

Biblical perspectives for living


acob and his sons arrived in Egypt as a clan of 70 some persons (Genesis 46:27), and enjoyed a favourable status because of Joseph's intervention in saving the nation from famine (47:5-6). But as the years went by, these Hebrews multiplied and were seen as a threat to national security (Exodus 1:7-10), so Pharaoh began a systematic program of oppression that culminated in his edict that all Hebrew baby boys be drowned in the Nile (1:22).

Nearly 600 years earlier, God had appeared to Abraham and promised to make him a great nation, (Genesis 12:1-3). These promises were repeated to Abraham's son, Isaac, and his grandson, Jacob, and while for more than 400 years there is no record of God communicating with them, God never forgot His promises. So when the time was right, He "remembered"

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Tuesday, 16th April 2013

In Acton's Hotel, Kinsale on Sunday 21st April

It certainly won't be a case of "too many cooks may spoil the broth" in Kinsale on Sunday 21st April, as chefs from all over Ireland compete for the title of "All-Ireland Chowder Champion" at the annual All-Ireland Chowder Cook-Off at Acton's Hotel.

Following on from the phenomenal success of last year's Chowder Cook-Off; Ireland's gourmet capital is eagerly awaiting this year's event which takes place on Sunday 21st April, in association with Kinsale Chamber of Tourism & Business and Kinsale's Good Food Circle. The Cook-Off will see a mix of 32 top professional restaurant chefs, fishermen and those producing popular commercial chowders represent their county and compete for the coveted title.

Selected finalists will travel from every corner of the

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Tuesday, 16th April 2013

Where once the traditional burger was seen purely as a fast food option, gourmet burgers have knocked tradition on the head. Sometimes, you just gotta have a burger.

Revolution Gastro Bar fills the bill for Burger Lovers. A traditional meal turned into an indulgent and nutritious experience. The finest beef and other fresh produce with sauces to compliment each burger. From Classic Crispy Bacon & Cheese, Blue Cheese, Taco Mayo & Salads, Pepper Sauce Burger, BBQ Burger or compile your own favourite!.

The fries are tasty too. Chunky home cooked potatoes from Annestown, cooked to golden. The service is good, the atmosphere is pleasant — a throwback in feel to the American Burger Bars of the 1960s. A great addition is to be able to have a beer with your

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Tuesday, 16th April 2013

Could this be the answer to the 3 o'clock slump?

We all know what it feels like to have a super-productive morning getting the kids to school, adding final touches to a presentation, working towards inbox zero. Then the clock strikes 3 o'clock and we might as well pull down the blinds, throw on the PJ's, and sleep under the desk.

New Grrana Energy Tonic may be just what you need to give you that much needed healthy energy boost. Grrana Energy is an energy supplement delivered from a 10ml sachet that provides long lasting energy of up to five hours depending on how active your lifestyle is. It's the natural high without the crash! Grrana Energy has been developed to improve focus and alertness, enhancing stamina and mental clarity while supporting the immune system by stimulating adrenaline activity and blood flow.

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Letters to the Editor


    Waterford Institute of TechnologyWaterford Institute of Technology is once again making national headlines for all the wrong reasons. At the recent Public Accounts Committee meeting representatives of WIT were questioned and in turn left more questionsunanswered. The Chairman of the P.A.C. Sean Fleming, T.D.,Fianna Fail, called the failure to have up to date accounts for W.I.T. as “disgraceful”.Faced with a deficit of €15m. the financial problems facing the Institute are very …

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