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Wednesday, 10th July 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.

Reader’s e-mail:

"Dear John, I "adopted" a female Pointer three months ago. She is about six years old and was formerly used as a gundog and although she was well treated, she was kept in a kennels with other dogs and not treated as a pet. She is very affectionate and, as my work is based outdoors, I bring her everywhere with me. In the last few weeks, I have left her with my parents when I have had to go away for a few days

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Wednesday, 10th July 2013

Clairvoyant - Numerologist – Astrologer

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

You can congratulate yourself for the efforts you have made over the last few weeks - it doesn’t mean, as a result, that suddenly everything is going to be perfect – but rather that

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Wednesday, 10th July 2013

photography competition

Amateur photographers nationwide are being invited to enter An Taisce’s annual Clean Coasts Photography Competition.  Photographers can submit a photo of their coastline to be in with a chance of winning a slice of the €4,000 total prize fund. Entries can be submitted online at by 16th August 2013.

The Clean Coasts Photography Competition is a key part of An Taisce’s Clean Coasts programme, which encourages communities to conserve, enhance and celebrate some of the 3,000 miles of Irish coastline. Last year over 3,000 entries were received and this year, as An Taisce marks the tenth birthday of their Clean Coasts programme, it is thought even more budding photographers will get involved.

Pat Oliver, Director of An Taisce’s Environmental Education Unit, said: "All amateur photographers are invited to submit their photos of the coastline to the Clean Coasts

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Wednesday, 10th July 2013

Biblical perspectives for living


Aiden W. Tozer has had a profound effect on many through his books and sermons. He was born in 1897 and raised in rural western Pennsylvania. In 1912, he and his family moved to Akron, Ohio to work at the new B. F. Goodrich tire company. It was there that in 1915 he heard a street preacher quoting the words of Jesus,

"Come unto Me, all ye that are weary and heavy laden, and I will give you rest" (Matthew 11:28).

He would later say, "I became greatly disturbed, for I began to feel and sense and acknowledge God’s gracious

Presence. I heard His Voice - ever so faintly. I discerned that there was a Light - ever so dimly."

Just a few days later, he again heard another street preacher who said, "If you do not know

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Wednesday, 10th July 2013

Have you a food product idea that you want to develop into a business? Or an existing food business that you want to get onto a retail shelf? If so, then a new food programme, ‘From market stall to supermarket shelf’, devised for Waterford City Enterprise Board could be for you.

This is an eight month programme, running from July 2013 to February 2014, designed for food producers in Waterford City, which includes Bord Bia approved workshops and market tested by local Supervalu experts.

The programme includes workshops on product development, packaging and marketing, one to one mentoring, financial assistance in developing packaging and point of sale material, opportunities to sell your product at markets and merchandise it on supermarket shelves.

The successful participants will also have the opportunity to apply

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Wednesday, 10th July 2013

Neven Maguire visits the Bord Bia Quality Kitchen to celebrate BBQ Season

Celebrating BBQ season, Chef Neven Maguire - in association with the Bord Bia Quality Kitchen - shares his top tips for keeping your cool when cooking over hot coals. "These long, mild evenings give us the perfect excuse to gather friends and family around for an al fresco feast. And even though you can’t always rely on the weather, we have a range of tempting BBQ recipes at the Bord Bia Quality Kitchen that are sure to keep your guests beaming!"

The Bord Bia Quality Kitchen is an online destination for recipe information and cooking advice; log on to or .

Visitors to the Quality Kitchen can watch a video of Neven’s tops tips for barbequing meat

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Wednesday, 10th July 2013

"Taste Waterford" sees Bodega and La Boheme restaurants combine their passion for good food, fresh local produce and Waterford heritage. Taking place every Wednesday, the evening consists of a three course meal in one restaurant, a guided tour through Waterford city centre, followed by a further three course feast of flavour in the second restaurant.

The initiative is the brainchild of Christine Theze of La Boheme and Cormac Cronin of Bodega, who have worked together on several projects in the past.

According to Christine, the idea came from their mutual love of local produce. "When it comes to locally sourced produce Cormac and I share the same philosophy. In Waterford and the South East we are blessed with a wonderful selection of producers supplying the highest calibre of seafood, meat, fruit, vegetables, dairy and breads."

"These local producers feature prominently on both restaurant’s

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Wednesday, 10th July 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

Early morning delight

There are many joys of raising children, but lie-ins are not one of them! Luckily for me and my husband, our children are all now teenagers, so when the weekend comes around, we can sleep on if we want to. Last weekend, however, we had to make a very early start for a trip to Galway, meaning I had to get up at 5.30am to walk our dogs before we left. It’s been a while since I was up this early, but I was rewarded with a magnificent morning that day.

The dawn has an atmosphere all of its own, featuring unique sounds, sights and smells. There is a beautiful silence that time of day – no

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Wednesday, 10th July 2013

Phil Prendergast MEP has praised the work of the European Parliament and fellow MEP Marian Harkin for their commitment to the community of carers in Ireland. Speaking in the Parliament, Ms. Prendergast highlighted the importance of continued supports for carers.

"Carers are the forgotten workers, the people who look after their loved ones and sacrifice so much. They seek to create better value for money by using extremely limited resources effectively.

"They want to prioritise service quality and continuity for the most vulnerable in our societies and as a result they help to deliver strategic improvements in public policy.

"Carers in Ireland provide 3.7 million hours per week and are dependent on financial supports from fundraisers, including Mini Marathons where up to 40,000 women take part. Aside from that, carers also support a wide range of charities and local fundraising.

"Funding for carers should

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Wednesday, 10th July 2013

Skin Cancer is the most common cancer in Ireland. This summer, the Marie Keating Foundation is answering the Burning Questions about sun safety through providing the facts about how to avoid getting sunburnt by using sun cream effectively and knowing how you can best protect yourself against Skin Cancer. As always, the focus is on prevention and early detection in the battle against cancer and it is important to be Sun Safe even if you feel the sun isn’t terribly strong.

1. Do you know you should use roughly 3 table spoons of sun cream every time you apply it?

2. Do you know you are most at risk from sunburn between 12pm and 4pm?

3. Do you know that you should use a MINIMUM SPF of 15?

Speaking about the importance of being safe in the

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Letters to the Editor


    Keeping a checkIt is common knowledge that when it comes to technology, if you want to do something, just ask a young person to show you. They have grown up with all the technology that is around us at the moment and seem adept at using it in the easiest fashion possible. But just because young people are good at technology, does that mean that they should have unfettered access to all the sites and apps that are available to them today?Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has just come out and said that he and …

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