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Tuesday, 17th September 2013

Waterford City Enterprise Board's Love Irish Food lunch last Friday September 13th in the dining room of Dooley's Hotel celebrated the vast array of food producers from Waterford and the South East. With the assistance of the Love Irish Food Initiative diners enjoyed the best food the region has to offer.

The key note speakers at this sold out event were Waterford man Michael Kelly, founder of GIY and Waterford restaurant owner Cormac Cronin, proprietor of Bodega, John's street in Waterford City.

Ciaran Cullen (CEO) Waterford City Enterprise Board was delighted with the event, "The success and popularity of this lunch, now in its second year, is a testament to the growth and quality of local food production. This industry is an area which Waterford City Enterprise Board has committed

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Tuesday, 17th September 2013

'I really learned an enormous amount on this course and applying that learning to our business just made good common sense'. So says Deborah Bateman of Stonewall Farm, a successfully growing food business in Clonakilty. Deborah is one of a group of 20 students who commenced the Diploma in Speciality Food Production in University College Cork in October 2012. Other students from the class agree that the course 'has given them the confidence to develop their food enterprise ambitions' and 'has prepared me to take the next steps towards my goal of setting up my food business'. In agreement also are the many students who have participated in the Diploma programme since its inception in 2005 who have successfully developed food businesses.

The Diploma in Specialty Food Production is again being offered by UCC in Cork in 2013/2014. For those who

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Tuesday, 17th September 2013

Currently, there would be no additional benefits for mandatory folic acid fortification of bread in Ireland, an International Conference on Homocysteine at Trinity College Dublin (TCD) heard recently. The FSAI who co-hosted with TCD, a special session on the issues and controversies involved in Folic Acid Food Fortification stated its blood monitoring of the Irish population indicates that folic acid intake from fortified foods and supplements remains high. However, there has been no change over the past five years. In collaboration with TCD, FSAI measured folic acid in blood samples collected from women of all ages, men and children in two time periods - 2005–2007 and from 2010-12. These findings continue to show evidence of high intakes of folic acid in Ireland mainly due to voluntary food fortification by industry. Therefore, the FSAI states that at this time, there would

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Wednesday, 11th September 2013

Moving from One-Parent Family Payment when youngest child turns 12

Question: My youngest child turns 12 next month and I hear that my One-Parent Family Payment will stop at that stage. Is there any other payment I can get instead?

Answer: You may qualify for a Jobseeker's Allowance Transition (JST). This payment aims to support lone parents into the workforce.

You must have been getting a One-Parent Family Payment (OFP) within the 3 years before you make your claim for Jobseeker’s Allowance Transition and your payment must have stopped because your youngest child reached the relevant age limit. You do not qualify if your OFP stopped for another reason, for example if you started cohabiting or if your income went over the income limits.

You must also be habitually resident in Ireland, you must be capable of work and your youngest qualified child must

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Wednesday, 11th September 2013

"Feeling the Gatsby" Cummins & Stone Autumn/Winter Fashion Show

We look forward to welcoming you to "Feeling the Gatsby" brought to you by Cummins & Stone Boutique in aid of Waterford Carer's Association & Pine Grove Day Care Centre Thursday 19th September @ 7pm in Waterford City Library. This year we bring you a night full of Fashion, Fun & Entertainment planned to be The Fashion Event of the Year bringing you back to The Great Gatsby Era. There are a limited amount of tickets available at €25. Available in store from Cummins & Stone or contact our show organisers at Arlington Events, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. document.getElementById('cloak56be9d70f1325c12ef6ca3d7538727c4').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy56be9d70f1325c12ef6ca3d7538727c4

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Wednesday, 11th September 2013

By Bill Sones and Rich Sones, PhD

Q. When is being online a truly LOVE-ly idea?

A. When it facilitates would-be romancers falling in love. "Once considered 'creepy' by many, online dating has become mainstream with the rise of dating websites such as Match and OKCupid," says "Science" magazine. A new survey of 200,000 Americans suggests that "spouses who met online have marriages at least as stable and satisfying as those who met in the real world - possibly more so."

Psychologist John Cacioppo of the University of Chicago and an advisor to eHarmony, a huge online dating site, asked the company to analyze the responses of the 20,000 (out of 200,000) who participated in the survey. About a third of the respondents reported meeting their spouse online; of that number, about half met through online dating, the rest through online venues such

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Wednesday, 11th September 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.

Dear "Your Pet’s Health",

I have a Jack Russell female called Poppy. She is two years old and we want to breed from her. My research tells me that the mother should be wormed a month before giving birth and the pups every two weeks from two weeks of age. How necessary is this really? When we got Poppy, she was eight weeks old and had not been wormed, so we wormed her after two weeks and she passed worms going to the toilet and vomiting. Afterwards, she had diarrhoea for a week or

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Wednesday, 11th September 2013

Clairvoyant - Numerologist – Astrologer Stan Phillips

To make an appointment for a personal reading at The Athanaeum House Hotel, Christendom,

Ferrybank Tel: 085 - 7355683

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Aries: March 21 – April 20

If there are things that are out of our control - other people’s issues for example - then why not just step away from them and focus on your own life which is,

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Wednesday, 11th September 2013

Ireland has always attracted visitors who come to enjoy our world famous hospitality and lush green landscapes. Today the Emerald Isle has a new ‘green’ dimension, as the hospitality industry has begun to embrace new greener ways of doing business that protect the environment and save money, and in doing so provide better value and service for customers.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been helping tourism businesses since 2008 with its Green Hospitality Programme (http://www.greenhospitality.ie) which promotes responsible tourism in Ireland, while helping its members to save money, all too important in the current economic climate.

In the five years it has been running, the programme has helped its members achieve savings of approximately €21 million, and the EPA supported programme has made 216 awards to successful hospitality businesses, including Glakso Smithkline, Revolution Gastro Bar and Aramark Genzyme in

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Wednesday, 11th September 2013

Biblical perspectives for livinga new creation

As a fun-loving teenager, I would never have dreamt I would become an alcoholic in my twenties. But, I did. Leaving school at seventeen, I started work on a newspaper and as a musician and drifted into a pattern of increasingly heavy drinking.

In one of the bands in which I played, I fell for the lovely girl singer. We settled down and in time a family came along. However it was the ‘settling down’ that I struggled with and refused to do. I gravitated towards heavy drinkers in both the newspaper and the music worlds and became increasingly selfish and reckless. Night after a night I would literally fall into my car and somehow weave my way home. Eventually I was banned for drunken driving, yet on regaining my licence continued even more recklessly than

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    Time for a breakJust as the height of Summer begins it seems that it is also the time when our politicians begin their yearly departure from Dail Eireann. While not many professions get as much holiday time as politicians do you have to ask the question whether they merit such long breaks?There are many who would immediately answer that they don't really deserve such long holidays, that they barely seem to spend any time in the Dail at all and after all they are well remunerated for the long hours …

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