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Wednesday, 25th April 2018

By Bill Sones and Rich Sones, PhD

Q. What happens to garbage once it is interred in a landfill?

A. Through hands-on excavation, archeologist and garbologist Bill Rathje found that a well-maintained, airtight, dry sanitary landfill acts more like a mummifier of trash than a decomposer, reports Edward Humes in his book "Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair with Trash." Fifty-year-old newspaper was readable, steaks and hot dogs intact after decades, guacamole pasty and green after 25 years, onion peels and carrot tops recognizable after 20, and grass clippings still green after 15. The slowly decaying material is held in place by surrounding non-biodegradable plastic, and this "trash matrix" has the unintended benefit of sequestering to some extent toxic materials (paint, motor oil, insecticide and more) from the water table.

Other surprising results: There’s Rathje’s "First Principle of Food Waste," that is, the more

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Wednesday, 25th April 2018

Richie Halley of MM Halley & Son Solicitors captured the full attention of the Connect Effect group on Wednesday morning, the 11th of April. Richie covered typical legal issues that are commonly encountered and shed light on probate, buying property and wills in such succinct points.

The presentation was followed by a questions and answers session in which numerous queries were addressed and how to shape up our legal affairs.

Richie’s informative presentation had advice for everyone and the useful tips he provided on legal matters will not go amiss.

The practice has over 70 years legal experience and was set up by his grandfather. There are a total of 22 staff, which includes six solicitors. Contact MM Halley & Son on 051 874073 or check out their website on http://www.mmhalley.comConnect Effect meets at the Waterford Crystal Leisure Centre, Cork Road,

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Wednesday, 25th April 2018

Waterford Today weekly horoscopes

Wednesday 25th April - Tuesday 1st May

Aries 21st March-21st April

Something may be bubbling underneath the surface with many Aries this week, and the chances are things come to the fore around the 29th when the full moon in Scorpio urges us to release anything pent up. Things could go either way when this happens, these are generally make or break scenarios in work, love and friendships. This is a good time to check up on investments you made, they could be about to pay out.

Taurus 22nd April-21st May

Something you thought you were 100% sure of might all of a sudden give you some cause for concern. Chances are this is not one of those clear cut issues, there may be lots of grey areas, unknowns and angles for speculation. Your previous certainty on the issue nevertheless could

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Wednesday, 25th April 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

You are what you think!

If a computer makes a mistake, it’s most often blamed on bad data. "You get out what you put in" runs the mantra. If you put bad stuff in, you get bad results. I think most people agree that it’s the same with our bodies: good food, plenty of water and exercise are better for us than processed foods, too much alcohol, smoking and lack of exercise. But what many people don’t realise that it’s the same with our minds. If we feed the mind with positive ideas, thoughts and intellectual stimulation, we are likely to be healthier than if we think bad things and stagnate intellectually.

How we treat ourselves influences how we feel

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Wednesday, 25th April 2018

Croke Park and the GAA and the All Star Awards are something synonymous with excellence, achievement, hard work and serious commitment. Not surprisingly then that the Business All Stars is designed to identify and recognise Irish companies and individuals that have distinguished themselves in the conduct of their business in the same way, hard work, excellence and best in class.

One such business is Dental Tech, an Irish family business, originally set up in 1993 to make and provide dentures which has grown to include other services and is also now paving the way for how dental and denture care is accessed.

Bevin Mahon from Dental Tech recently received All Star Accreditation as Thought Leader Community Health (Dental) and attended the photo call in Croke Park and we met

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Wednesday, 25th April 2018

Colorectal cancer (also known as colon cancer, rectal cancer or bowel cancer) is the second most common cause of cancer death in Ireland, with almost 2,500 people diagnosed each year.

While the causes of colorectal cancer are largely unknown, UPMC Whitfield Cancer Centre, in association with the Irish Cancer Society, is urging Irish people to be aware of changes in their bodies and recognise symptoms that might indicate bowel cancer.

"With all forms of cancer, 50 percent are preventable and 30 percent are preventable through lifestyle changes. The key to preventing bowel cancer is adopting a lifestyle that will reduce the risk of this disease," said Dr. Wojciech Sasiadek, consultant radiation oncologist at UPMC Whitfield Cancer Centre.

"Day-to-day changes go a long way in preventing this cancer. For example, a healthy diet is important, with a limited amount of red and processed meat

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Wednesday, 25th April 2018

Food bloggers Patrick Hanlon and Russel James Alford, known as Gastro Gays visited Joan Clancy Gallery where they enjoyed the fab art, stunning scenery and Joan’s stories as a destination ar An Ghaeltacht Bus Bia trail during West Waterford Festival of Food.

They and the other 28 guests were served a selection of cool beverages including Wexford Strawberry Gin which went down well in the cloudless April morning with the warmth of a perfect summer’s day.

They had already been treated royally in Harty’s Oyster Farm as they continued their journey east to Joan Clancy Gallery.

They met master craftsman Eamonn Terry in Criostal na Rinne (Ring Crystal) in Baile na nGall and savoured the local drink Black Twist.

They enjoyed a light lunch in Murray’s Pub, and learned about the health and nutritional benefits of seaweed in Sólás na Mara on Helvick Pier.

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Wednesday, 18th April 2018

Waterford Cultural & Language Exchange

The Waterford Cultural & Language Exchange are having their April 2018 French film showing ' Moliere; a Comedy', (sub-titled). In Greyfriars Municipal Art Gallery Wednesday 24th April 2018 At 6.30p.m. Contribution €12 (including nibbles prior to film). Pay at the door; Bookings can be made by emailing: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. document.getElementById('cloak83cd1968a81f166d05ad0019696bc26f').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy83cd1968a81f166d05ad0019696bc26f = 'frexchangewaterford' + '@'; addy83cd1968a81f166d05ad0019696bc26f = addy83cd1968a81f166d05ad0019696bc26f + 'gmail' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_text83cd1968a81f166d05ad0019696bc26f = 'frexchangewaterford' + '@' + 'gmail' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloak83cd1968a81f166d05ad0019696bc26f').innerHTML += ''+addy_text83cd1968a81f166d05ad0019696bc26f+''; Or by text to Jane at 087 2594081 or Frances

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Wednesday, 18th April 2018

Voting in a referendum


How do I check if I can vote in the forthcoming referendum? If I'm not in Ireland on polling day, can I still vote?


To vote in a referendum, you must be an Irish citizen and be registered to vote. Every local authority is responsible for compiling and publishing a list of voters in its area. This is called the Register of Electors or the electoral register.

In general, Irish citizens living abroad cannot be entered on the Register of Electors and cannot vote in a referendum. The only exception to this is in the case of Irish officials on duty abroad (and their spouses) who may register on the postal voters list. If you are abroad on holiday on polling day, you cannot have a postal vote.

The current Register of Electors came into force on 15 February 2018.

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Wednesday, 18th April 2018

By Bill Sones and Rich Sones, PhD

Q. As a person gets older, his or her likelihood of dying in the next year increases, doubling about every 8 years. For example, if at age 60 you have a 1% risk of dying per year, then at age 68 it's 2% per year, 4% at 76, 8% at 84, and so on. The risk mounts quickly and few of us make it to 100. All mammals studied age this way, that is, all except one. What's the exception?

A. Naked mole rats are a stunning exception to the rule, claims Rochelle Buffenstein and her colleagues in a recent online paper in "eLife." She started working with naked mole rats in 1980, says Kai Kupferschmidt in "Science" magazine, and over the years has maintained thousands of them in scores of colonies, keeping meticulous records,

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Letters to the Editor

  • Our View

    As dry as the SaharaIt seems that whenever the weather in Ireland goes a little bit extreme, we are somehow incapable of dealing with it. It has already happened so far this year with the snow that totally disrupted the country for about a week and also later on when some areas in the country were flooded due to excess rain. Now it is happening again because we are having to deal with a level of sunshine that is virtually unheard of in the country. And a level of sunshine that is going on for a good numbe …

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