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Wednesday, 1st May 2013

Gaelforce Turf Warrior Summer Challenge 25th May 2013, Leenan, Co Galway

Welcome to Turf Warrior, the new and improved obstacle course challenge, packed full of adventure, mud, climbing, swinging, leaps into the Atlantic and all kinds of other mayhem and madness! The Turf Warrior Challenge is part of Gaelforce but has been rebranded from the very popular Turf Guy Challenge to mark the addition of a new summer event which runs for the first time on 25th May 2013.

Don't worry, the Turf Warrior Challenge still includes the original winter event running on 2nd November 2013 for all you hardy Warriors out there for whom cold, wind, rain, hail and snow are of no consequence! The course for both races is the same but weather makes a big difference. If you can complete the summer challenge you will definitely be ready to

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Tuesday, 23rd April 2013

Beginners Computers

9 Hours computer training for only •45. Benefit "U" programme. At the end of this course you will be able to: set up emails, send and receive messages, attach & save files and photos from email messages. The Internet: you will be able to search for infomation of your choice, open and navigate through web pages, orgainise and book mark web pages, internet safety. Access I.T. Ltd, Parish Centre, Ballybeg, Waterford, tel: 051-590873 email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. document.getElementById('cloak91e55f3099f22bf7fd2376c6ff86d05e').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy91e55f3099f22bf7fd2376c6ff86d05e = 'maeve' + '@'; addy91e55f3099f22bf7fd2376c6ff86d05e = addy91e55f3099f22bf7fd2376c6ff86d05e + 'accessitltd' + '.' + 'ie'; var addy_text91e55f3099f22bf7fd2376c6ff86d05e = 'maeve' + '@' + 'accessitltd' + '.' + 'ie';document.getElementById('cloak91e55f3099f22bf7fd2376c6ff86d05e').innerHTML += '

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Tuesday, 23rd April 2013

Voluntary PRSI contributions

Question: I intend retiring at age 60 later this year. What should I do to make sure I qualify for the State Pension (Contributory)?

Answer: There are rules about the number of PRSI contributions you must have to qualify for the State Pension (Contributory). If you are aged under 66 and you are no longer working and paying PRSI contributions or signing for credits, you may be eligible to make voluntary contributions to help maintain your social insurance record.

To be eligible to make voluntary contributions you must:

- Have a certain number of PRSI contributions paid under compulsory insurance in either employment or self-employment

- Apply to make your voluntary contributions within 12 months after the end of the last completed contribution year during which you last paid compulsory insurance or you were last awarded a credited contribution

- Agree to pay

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Tuesday, 23rd April 2013

By Bill Sones and Rich Sones, PhD

Q. If that special someone hasn't yet appeared in your life, what's this person likely to be like? Can social psychologists help you look into the crystal ball?

A. Good chance you'll meet your future partner at your workplace, says Daniel Nettle, lecturer in biological psychology at the Open University, Milton Keynes, England.

If you're a heterosexual woman, he'll almost certainly be taller than you, and probably 3-4 years older. If you're close in age, the chances are he'll have the same or higher level of education as yourself. Similarity of social background makes for ease of courtship but not necessarily strength of attraction. His personality could be completely different from yours; if you're into dangerous sports, though, he will be too, and if you drive fast, so will he.

For men, most of these predictions hold

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Tuesday, 23rd April 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.

An Ear problem in a cat

"Dear John, I have a problem involving one of my cats. I have five in total, which were all either strays or rescued through animal charities. This one, called Joey, is a black and white neutered male who is at least 10 years old. His ears have always looked a bit abnormal as there are scars and splits on the ear flaps caused when he was hurt in a cat fight before he was neutered. Recently, I have noticed him scratching

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Tuesday, 23rd April 2013

Clairvoyant - Numerologist – Astrologer Stan Phillips

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

Ferrybank Tel: 085 - 7355683

Online readings: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. document.getElementById('cloak17bb75075b219b6f6388a668408ad0cd').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy17bb75075b219b6f6388a668408ad0cd = 'stan' + '@'; addy17bb75075b219b6f6388a668408ad0cd = addy17bb75075b219b6f6388a668408ad0cd + 'readingsforlife' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_text17bb75075b219b6f6388a668408ad0cd = 'stan' + '@' + 'readingsforlife' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloak17bb75075b219b6f6388a668408ad0cd').innerHTML += ''+addy_text17bb75075b219b6f6388a668408ad0cd+'';

Aries: March 21 – April 20

This might turn out to be one of those remarkable and defining moments where events conspire to alter your world - so be ready for things to fall into place suddenly. You might

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Tuesday, 23rd April 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

Breda Gardner runs busy natural health clinics in both Waterford and Kilkenny. She also presents monthly positive living seminars in Kilkenny. A native of Galway, Breda worked as a nurse for many years before studying a range of complementary therapies, including homeopathy, iridology, muscle–testing and nutrition.

You Are Electric!

Our body cells, our thoughts, our computers, our phones, our household appliances and our lights all have one thing in common: they are all dependant on electromagnetic energy. Although we humans are biological and chemical beings, ultimately everything we do is controlled by electrical impulses running through our bodies. If you had a suitable scanner, you would be able to see that the body's electromagnetic field is between three

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Tuesday, 23rd April 2013

New figures show that men are twice as likely as women not to visit a doctor, even if they are feeling ill The survey suggested that men are far more likely to delay a trip to see their GP in the hope that their illness is not serious, increasing their chances of being admitted to hospital. Reasons given to the survey conducted for gentlemen's sock subscription service included difficulties in fitting an appointment around work, embarrassment, or the fear of what the doctor might find.

"Men are playing Russian Roulette with their health," said Mark Hall, gentleman creation officer at, "and their stubborn nature means that they'll often let a minor ailment get worse before they seek help. Not only that, we're dismayed to learn that many chaps aren't even doing the most basic personal health checks."

According to the

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Tuesday, 23rd April 2013

The Health Information and Quality Authority has published the results of its health technology assessment (HTA) on the monitoring of women aged less than 50 years of age who are at a higher risk of breast cancer due to a genetic predisposition or a strong family history.

HIQA has advised the National Cancer Control Programme (NCCP) on the implementation of an organised surveillance programme for women under age 50 in Ireland who are known to be at elevated risk of breast cancer due to these genetic and/or family history factors.

Dr Máirín Ryan, Director of HTA at HIQA, said, "Surveillance for these women can reduce the number of deaths compared to no surveillance. Women at high risk tend to have more aggressive tumours, so early detection is critical. For those women who have been identified to be carriers of certain genetic mutations,

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Tuesday, 23rd April 2013

WATERFORD'S top gardens are being manicured and are in top shape despite the harsh weather, as the countdown begins for the second annual Waterford Garden Festival which runs from April 30 to May 12.

The extensive programme of festival events includes everything from whiskey tasting and blending with the renowned Jameson family, to bird watching, guided tours and open days. There's also expert advice on foraging for herbs for good health and a free workshop on using herbs and flowers to control insect pests in vegetable crops.

The Waterford Garden Trail features 16 incredibly diverse gardening attractions, ranging from the gardens of great old houses, to smaller gardens and garden centres. Most are open to the public throughout the Festival, which is now a key event on the gardening calendar nation-wide and a major revenue-spinner for county Waterford..

Over the course of 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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