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Wednesday, 25th January 2017

Exercise Classes Led By Chartered Physiotherapists

Regular physical activity and exercise is a key component in achieving a healthy lifestyle and disease prevention. Exercise is important at all ages but in particular as one gets older, as the body is slowing down and joints and muscles become stiffer and less flexible. One is therefore more prone to developing problems such as low back pain, neck, shoulder, knee pain and arthritic joints. Subsequently, it is important to exercise to maintain an optimum level of mobility, flexibility and strength. International guidelines recommend that people with arthritis and other soft tissue pains, exercise on a regular basis to minimise progression of joint and soft tissue problems.

What exercise should I do to help myself, how vigorous, how often?. These are questions commonly asked. In addition, often people are nervous to exercise due to fear of

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Wednesday, 25th January 2017

Dheai Ilsaaid, a General Oriental Practitioner based in Waterford has published a new book entitled “Oriental

Medicine and Eastern Philosophy.” This book offers people a new philosophy and a different way of looking at things, whether they have a medical condition from a western perspective or not. The book takes a close look at Yin and Yang, giving daily practical examples. It covers every aspect of human life, including overall health and wellbeing. The book explores the non-visible aspect of the Universe and shows people the meaning of Spirituality, regardless of their belief or conviction.

It helps the reader to understand the Purpose and meaning of life, examining questions such as: Why are we here? Why do we die? Where do we go?

The book helps people to look at their physical body differently. It assists the reader in dealing with their emotions.

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Wednesday, 18th January 2017

Ferrybank Library

The new year is now well under way and all activities in Ferrybank Library have re-commenced.

Schedule as follows:-

Tuesday: English Conversation Class @ 10:00am; Patchwork & Quilting @ 11:30am; Irish Conversation @ 2:30pm [every second week]

Wednesday: MABS Clinic @ 9:30am; Age Action Computer Classes @ 10:30am; Book Club @ 5:30pm [last Wed of the month]

Thursday: Parent & Toddler Group @ 10:00am; Knitting & Crochet Circle @ 10:00am; Art for Adults @ 2:45pm

Friday: Creative Writing & Poetry @ 10:30am

Other Events Include: Citizens Information Clinics; Business Advisory Clinics; Storytelling; etc...

To enquire about any of the above, please phone 051 897200 or call into the library and pick up a leaflet listing all the events taking place and lots, lots more included.

Fenor Bingo

Fenor Bingo will take place on Friday 20th November at Fenor National School at 8pm. Bus will leave shop at

Riverstown at

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Wednesday, 18th January 2017

The minimum wage

Question

I heard that the minimum wage has increased to €9.25 an hour. My employer says that this only applies to adults and that, as I am under 18, he won’t be increasing my hourly rate of pay. Is that right?

Answer

No. Since 1 January 2017, the statutory minimum wage for an experienced adult has increased to €9.25 per hour. Under the National Minimum Wage Act 2000, there are also pro-rata increases for those aged under 18 and for trainees. The new rates are as are listed here.

If your employer is not paying you the appropriate minimum wage, you can make a complaint to the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) using the online complaint form available on workplacerelations.ie. In the complaint form you have two options. You may either request an inspector from the WRC to investigate a claim that the

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Wednesday, 18th January 2017

By Bill Sones and Rich Sones, PhD

Q. Could we power the world with lightning?

A. No, since “it’s too short and unpredictable to deliver any meaningful energy to the grid,” says Meg Robbins in “Mental Floss” magazine. As MIT’s James Kirtley puts it, “The amount of energy from a lightning bolt would be worth only about a nickel.” Still, attempts have been made to harness lightning, including a joint venture in the 1960s between the U.S. and France using rockets and a lightning farm built in 2007 near Houston by Alternative Energy Holdings (it flopped). One highlight: “In 2013, scientists at the University of Southampton partially charged a Nokia cell phone with lightning. Baby steps.”

Q. Just what is that Christmas tree smell?

A. Call it “the scent of coniferous evolution,” writes David Muir of Edinburgh, UK, in “New Scientist” magazine. It comes

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Wednesday, 18th January 2017

As we march into 2017, I would like to share my reflections on the work I engaged in last year within the community, voluntary and charity sector.

It was a difficult year for the sector with many high-profile abuses of privilege and position which dented the public’s confidence and proved to be significant talking points during the fundraising dialogue between charities and the public and indeed with funders in general.

There is no doubt in my mind but that the public has faith in charitable institutions and a fundamental belief in the work and services undertaken. I believe that the sector will recover its preeminent position over time and there is an onus on charities to support that process through clear, meaningful and effective communication with the public and their stakeholders.

Working with organisations of varying sizes gave me a sense of the

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Wednesday, 18th January 2017

Waterford Today weekly horoscopes

Wednesday 18th January Tuesday 24th January

Aries 21st March-21st April

There’s a chance you didn’t get to catch up with everyone you wanted to over the Christmas and New Year’s break, or maybe just didn’t get to spend as much time as you would have liked in the bosom of friends and family. Make it a priority now all the craziness has died down, to reconnect with the people who are important to you. Maybe host a post Christmas gathering yourself.

Taurus 22nd April-21st May

The Sun moves into Aquarius and your house of professional achievements on the 19th so if you’ve been thinking of upskilling, changing jobs or going for a promotion now is a great time to get prepared to show yourself in your best light. Don’t be surprised if someone in your circle is not too happy about

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Wednesday, 18th January 2017

New Year’s resolutions are made every year and roughly one in three people resolve to better themselves in some way. A much smaller percentage of people actually make good on those resolutions. While about 75% of people stick to their goals for at least a week, less than half are still on target six months later, a 2016 study found.

It's hard to keep up the enthusiasm months after you've started but it's not impossible. This year, put your hearing health on your resolution agenda. One in six people in Ireland suffer from some form of hearing loss and only about 10% of this figure seek treatment. It’s important for every one with hearing loss to seek advice as it could be an indicating sign of other illnesses such as Diabetes, Alzheimer’s and Heart Disease.

Despite the fact that hearing loss impacts

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Wednesday, 18th January 2017

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

Electromagnetic stress

Electromagentic Stress is the eighth in a series of article about more unusual causes of imbalance in the body:

I define electromagnetic stress as negative energy that affects the body. This negative energy can take many forms: excess radiation from computer screens, mobile phones, pylons, cars, fluorescent lights and so on, but also negative thoughts, and bad vibrations from negative people.

In our bodies, we have an area called the solar plexus. The solar plexus is positioned between the top of the stomach and the base of the lungs. When we are stressed out, or when we are susceptible to electromagnetic stress, the solar plexus is the part of the body which is most affected.

Symptoms of electromagnetic stress may

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Wednesday, 18th January 2017

‘Be Wise and Protect Your Eyes’

All adults are being encouraged to protect their eyes and vision by making regular eye examinations part of their normal health routine – as Healthy Eyes awareness week kicks off this week.

The Healthy Eyes campaign takes place across the country this week until Sunday (January 22) and is highlighting the importance of regular eye examinations.

With the slogan Be Wise, Protect Your Eyes, the campaign is being led by the Association of Optometrists Ireland (AOI) and the Federation of Ophthalmic and Dispensing Opticians (FODO) Ireland.

To mark the campaign, information and promotions will be available during the week in optometrist and optician locations in cities, towns and villages across the country. The campaign partners are encouraging people who have not had their eyes examined recently to visit their local optometrist for an eye test to ensure that

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    The Long Goodbye!Political obituaries are usually written after the body has taken it's last breath. However, with Taoiseach Enda Kenny it seems that his political career was just about breathing long before his colleagues had him dead and buried. Although no one, least of all the Taoiseach himself, has come and said it yet, Enda Kenny's premiership ended last week with a truly awful performance in the Dáil where some members of the Opposition were calling for his head while his own party seemed to be won …

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