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Wednesday, 28th March 2018

Twelve local people completed the inaugural "Helping People with Parkinson’s "course; a 5 week education and exercise program to help improve the quality of life of people living with Parkinson’s disease. This was a creative, innovative and practical approach to empower people to help themselves.

Course creator, Tramore woman, Irene Treacy who is Ireland‘s 1stsmoveyCOACH, PD Warrior and Parkinson’s Regeneration Trained said " I have been working with people with parkinsons for only 2 years and already I’ve had remarkable results with improving quality of life for people with Parkinson’s. I believe that anybody with the right mindset, education and dedication can improve their condition but 1st you have to believe it to achieve it. Next you have to be aware of how your body and brain works and what you can do to empower yourself for your own journey of

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Wednesday, 28th March 2018

It’s Blas na hÉireann time – entries now open for the 2018 all-island food awards that recognise the very best Irish food and drink products, and the passionate people who make them

Christmas is a distant memory, the last major date on food producers’ calendars, and now it’s time to get ready for the next big thing. It’s the 11th year of Blas na hÉireann, the Irish Food Awards, the largest blind-tasted food awards on the island of Ireland, designed to recognise and celebrate the very best Irish food and drink, and entry is now open to producers across all categories since March 17th with the early bird discounted rate for entries running until 30th April. Entries will finally close on June 15th.

"Winning a Blas na hÉireann award has made significant business differences to our winners," says Artie Clifford, Chairperson and

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Wednesday, 28th March 2018

by Siúcra and Catherine Fulvio

Hot cross buns are traditionally eaten around

Easter but this year why not start early and whip up a batch of Orange Chocolate Hot Cross Buns by Siúcra x Catherine Fulvio. This Easter recipe is packed with spring flavours with the added bonus of a delicious chocolatey treat inside!

Makes 12

For the buns

- 220ml milk

- 60g butter

- 400g strong flour

- 1/2 tsp salt

- 60g Siúcra Light Golden Caster Sugar

- 1 tbsp light olive oil

- 10g fast action yeast

- 1 egg, beaten

- 2 medium oranges, zest only

- 3/4 tsp ground cinnamon

- 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg

- 80g raisins, pre-soaked in 50ml orange juice, drained

- 100g dark chocolate drops

For the ‘cross’

- 80g plain flour

- 2 tsp Siúcra Caster Sugar

- Water, to combine

For the glaze

- 3 tbsp smooth apricot jam, warmed

Bring the milk almost to the boil and add the butter, leave to cool until luke warm. Add the

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Wednesday, 21st March 2018

Diabetes Ireland Screening and Information event

Diabetes Ireland will hold a screening and information event at Waterford Shopping Centre, Paddy Browne's Road, Waterford on Thursday, March 29th, 2018 from 10am to 4pm (Lunch 1pm to 2pm). Risk assessment and Free screening will take about 5 minutes and results will be available immediately. We will also have a range of literature available. This event will be of interest to people with diabetes or the general public who have an interest or a query around their own risk of developing Diabetes.

Weekly Positive Living & Relaxation Classes

Come along and learn a Simple, Step by Step Approach to living your life with more ease.These classes can help you to reduce stress, create a happier life, have more self-confidence & self-expression, have better mental focus & achieve positive results & feel more relaxed in yourself. Suitable

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Wednesday, 21st March 2018

Free cancer screening programmes


My friend has been offered free screening for cancer. She says it’s a national free screening programme. How can I take part?


The National Cancer Screening Service provides free screening programmes to help detect or prevent several types of cancer.

BowelScreen – The National Bowel Screening Programme aims to detect bowel cancer at an early stage in people who have no symptoms. It offers free screening every two years to men and women aged 60 to 69. If you are in this age group, you can ring BowelScreen on Freephone 1800 45 45 55 to check your details are on the register. If you are on the register, you will receive an invitation to take part in the BowelScreen programme.

CervicalCheck – The National Cervical Screening Programme tests women aged 25 to 60 for changes in the cells of the

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Wednesday, 21st March 2018

Strange but - True!

By Bill Sones and Rich Sones, PhD

Q. Smart technology is taking center stage in many venues, including San Diego, California. What is the far-reaching innovation being ensconced there?

A. Sensor-laden streetlights (developed and operated by Current, a subsidiary of General Electric) that can monitor temperature and humidity, spot parking spaces, listen for gunshots and track air pollution, reports Tekla Perry in "IEEE Spectrum" magazine. Why streetlights? According to Austin Ashe, Current’s general manager for intelligent cities, because they "have power, ubiquity, and the perfect elevation-—high enough to cover a reasonable radius, low enough to capture a lot of important data."

Some 3,200 such lights will help San Diego determine, for example, "what intersections are the most dangerous and need to be redesigned, based on information on near misses, not just the accident data." And expanding on the city’s existing

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Wednesday, 21st March 2018

Aries – March 21st – April 20th

Plans and decisions made now seem to be for the long term, so you will need to be certain that the choices you make reflect the truth of your desires, and not merely a ‘wish list’ of things to do. Somebody could well be questioning your emotional judgement – and perhaps, as a result, it could help to clarify those confused thoughts that have been floating around you since the start of the year.

Taurus – April 21st – May 21st

Be careful that a favour you do for someone, does not turn into a monster and take up more time than you thought. Fully research whatever it is, looking at ALL the issues that are likely to ensue without allowing your good nature to take over. There is good news around family members who are

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Wednesday, 21st March 2018

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


I am reading a fascinating book at the moment. It’s called "Power Vs Force: The Hidden Determinants of Human Behaviour" by David R. Hawkins. He originally trained as a medical doctor, and was a renowned lecturer and expert on mental processes. He began his work in psychiatry in 1952, before relinquishing his New York practice for a life of research and spiritual teaching.

Leaving his busy NY practice behind, Dr Hawkins took up a reclusive life in a small town for the next seven years of his life, spent in meditation and study. He found it difficult to reconcile the states of bliss he found in meditation whilst trying to live life in society. He sought

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Wednesday, 21st March 2018

Coughs and colds, and many other common childhood ailments, can be treated successfully using over the counter medications

Parents urged to avoid common medicine mistakes by consulting with Pharmacists Pharmacists are urging parents of young children and babies to avoid common but potentially serious errors when administering medications. A new campaign, launched today by the Irish Pharmacy Union (IPU) recommends parents to consult with their pharmacist for advice and expertise on treating common childhood ailments and administering medications.

Coughs and colds, and many other common childhood ailments, can be treated successfully using over the counter medications. By consulting with your community pharmacist parents can quickly and conveniently access effective treatments without requiring a trip their family doctor.

Daragh Connolly, President of the IPU, said, "Treating children

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Wednesday, 21st March 2018

On Friday March 9th WIT Students’ Union attended a presentation on the Project Ireland 2040 Plan and were delighted to be in a position to pose questions to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Minister for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’ Connor, such as when will a decision be called on the future of third level education funding and whether they thought Income Contingent loans are a viable option.

The response received in summary is that this government has absolutely no plans to establish an Income Contingent loan scheme and WITSU were given a firm commitment by both the Taoiseach and the Minister that students will not be burdened with anymore expense then what they already endure and the employer’s contribution will continue to be used to steadily increase funding into third level education.

WITSU is seeing the receipt of a statement outlining the

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Letters to the Editor


    Cultural AttitudesThe recent survey by Price Waterhouse Cooper into cultural attitude that exist in the police force made for some interesting reading. One of the main findings in the report was that respondents felt that it was best to keep your head down and if you did think that something was wrong that it was better for yourself if you kept quiet about it.Another finding was that a significant amount of Gardai felt that it was who you knew and not what you knew that determined how far you advan …

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