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Tuesday, 28th May 2013

Fantastic Support in Waterford for IPPA Happy Faces

Gerry O'Carroll Photography are delighted to announce that IPPA Happy Faces in association with Canon has raised €140,000 for the Jack & Jill Children's Foundation as 5,600 people around the country have their portraits done and raise cash for home nursing care for sick children in the process. Locally, 71 Waterford Faces were photographed by Gerry O'Carroll Photography at their studios in Mayor's Walk, Waterford on 3rd April.

It's happy faces all round at the Jack & Jill Children's Foundation as €140,000 has been raised by photographers around the country, all members of IPPA (Irish Professional Photographers' Association), who gave their time free to take 5,600 professional portraits up and down the country for a special donation price of €25, as part of the IPPA Happy Faces campaign in association with Canon.

Jonathan Irwin CEO

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Tuesday, 28th May 2013

Paying tax on rental income while living abroad

Question: I have taken a two-year contract overseas and have rented out my apartment while I am living abroad. My tenants are paying rent directly into my bank account in Ireland. Do I need to pay tax in Ireland on this rental income?

Answer: Yes, you do have a tax liability on this rental income in Ireland. However, it is your tenants who are responsible for ensuring that this tax liability is met and paid directly to Revenue. They are required to deduct tax at the standard rate (20% in 2013) from the gross amount of the rent and pay this amount to Revenue.

For example, if your tenants are paying you rent of €1,000 per month, they must deduct 20% of this amount or €200. The net rent to be paid to you as

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Tuesday, 28th May 2013

By Bill Sones and Rich Sones, PhD

Q. It's a humdrum bodily fluid, barely something to be taken seriously, unless of course you lack it. It's about 99% water, plus a gaggle of proteins, minerals and microbes. It can vary from person to person, so much so that each of us has a unique kind. Kind of what?

A. It's "spit," or "saliva" to be more polite, lubricating the mouth for talking and chewing. Unstimulated saliva forms a protective film that clings to the surface of the teeth and traps bacteria, says Mary Roach in "Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal." The "prettier" stuff is stimulated, coming from the parotid glands between the cheek and ear. When a plate of appetizing food makes your mouth water, that's stimulated saliva, which comprises 70%-90% of your 2-3 pints daily. Chewing on something can be

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Tuesday, 28th May 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.

After the extreme weather we have experienced over the winter and spring periods, we are all hoping for better weather over the summer. One condition of dogs that all vets will treat during hot weather is heatstroke, which can become life threatening for dogs but is easily preventable.

Heat stroke is caused by hyperthermia, when the body temperature becomes dangerously high, and the increase is greater than the dog's ability to get rid of the excess. The average body temperature of a dog is between 38 degrees

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Tuesday, 28th May 2013

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Ferrybank Tel: 085 - 7355683

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Aries: March 21 – April 20

Focussing on your own issues will see you getting through to where you need to be. Yes, just you, the kids, and the family – that's where the focus needs to be. You might also need to check up

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Tuesday, 28th May 2013

Legend's Charity match to take place in aid of Cystic Fibrosis Ireland

The Irish Greyhound Board is delighted to announce that Kilcohan Park Greyhound Stadium is to be transformed into its former pitch glory when Waterford United players from former championship winning teams take on a special commissioned past and present League of Ireland side from around the country. The unique once in a lifetime soccer spectacular will take place at the stadium on Friday May 31st and all proceeds will go directly to Cystic Fibrosis Ireland.

Many famous faces are expected in Kilcohan Park Greyhound Stadium on the night including legendary former Irish International football player Paul McGrath, Chief Executive of the FAI John Delaney and Waterford Rose Ellen Flahavan. Waterford United team members from the League of Ireland winning teams (1966 – 1972) will also be taking part, such as

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Tuesday, 28th May 2013

With Breda Gardner Homeopath, lcph, mcos, rgn

Health Therapies Clinic

13 Gladstone Street, Waterford.

Tel: 087 2025753.

Insight Natural Health Clinic

15 Upper Patrick St, Kilkenny

Tel: 056 7724429

Try Using Positive Words

We are all creatures of habit. If things are going wrong in our lives, we may complain a lot, without considering the habits that might be causing the problems in the first place. It is very difficult to be positive when we are ill, or feeling down or have no money … and it is also very difficult to change old habits that do not serve us.

Regular readers will know that I am a firm believer in positive thoughts. The thoughts we choose now determine what will arrive in the future. Every notion, be it thought inwardly or spoken outwardly, is telling the universe "This is my story, and the story stays the same as

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Tuesday, 28th May 2013

Gay Byrne launches campaign to encourage Waterford consumers to make the switch to generic medicines

Gay Byrne recently launched Understandgenerics.ie - a campaign by Teva Pharmaceuticals Ireland to help raise awareness of generic medicines. The campaign coincides with new legislation to be passed later this month to increase the use of generic medicines and deliver savings in the cost of medicines. The understandgenerics.ie campaign, which includes a video of Gay- http://youtu.be/55FO-JWHPJU - aims to highlight the safety, quality and affordability of generic medicines.

The campaign, supported by 400 pharmacies nationwide, comes as recent research by Behaviour and Attitudes reveals that Ireland trails our EU neighbours in the use of generic medicines.

Usage of generic medicines in the UK is four times that of Ireland. One third of medical card holders in Ireland are not using generic medicines, despite the fact that

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Tuesday, 28th May 2013

Under-Nourished Patients More Likely To Die, Yet Problem Still Overlooked Or Ignored – Conference Told

Patient Groups & International Nutrition Experts Call on Irish Government to take action to prevent old and chronically ill becoming malnourished

Delegates attending a conference in Dublin last week, organised under the auspices of European Presidency, were told that many under-nourished patients within the Irish healthcare system continue to be overlooked and are not receiving adequate nutritional care, despite being three times more likely to develop infections and at least twice as likely to die as normally nourished patients with a similar diagnosis.

The comments were made at the launch of a call to action document, Every Patient Deserves Good Nutritional Care, which outlines five key recommendations designed to eliminate avoidable malnutrition in older and chronically sick patients - a problem that affects as many as 140,000 Irish

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Tuesday, 28th May 2013

Under certain circumstances special arrangements can be made to facilitate a student with migraine when taking state examinations. The student should provide a letter from their GP/neurologist to the school stating that they suffer from migraine. The school may then authorize the following:

Granting breaks or rest periods in each examination session that are warranted by the physical or medical condition of the candidate. Under this type of arrangement the time taken for:

Rest or as a break may be compensated for at the close of each examination period to a maximum of 20 minutes.

Taking of medicine, food or drinks into the examination centre where this is required for medical reasons.

Allowing the candidate to move within the centre.

Use of a special desk or chair used in the classroom.

Use of low vision aids used normally in the classroom.

Ensuring that a candidate with a

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    HealthCatastropheMary Harney, when she was Minister for Health, many years ago, declared that 300 people on trolleys in hospital corridors was a 'health crisis'. Now here we are in 2018 and we have nearly twice that number of people on trolleys within a hospital system that barely seems able to cope. The sad and infuriating thing about this, is that this is a yearly occurence where every winter ,just as the New Year is coming in, we find ourselves in the same position - every year.The Gove …

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