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Wednesday, 11th April 2018

Dining at Waterford Castle provides an opportunity to taste the best of traditional and contemporary Irish cuisine, under the direction of the newly appointed Head Chef Stan Circon. Originally from Slovakia, Stan spent the last ten years in Ireland and trained at Waterford Castle under Michael Quinn and Michael Thomas respectively. Stan held the position of Sous Chef at Waterford Castle and in 2015 moved to The Michelin Restaurant Chapter One, Dublin, for further

experience. 2018 brings the return of Stan as Resort Head Chef, his artistic vision for the Resort and his dynamic team promise an exciting new chapter for Waterford Castle's cuisine.

Located minutes from Waterford City the resort offers numerous dining options, The Castle serves afternoon tea, bar food and fine dining from 6:30pm. The King’s

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Wednesday, 11th April 2018

Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) BA (Hons) Culinary Arts year 2 student, Derek McClelland was part of the winning pair that has won the inaugural Dairy Chef 2018 competition along with his partner on the day, Pierre-Louis Delacroix from Université de Cergy-Pontoise.

A total of 10 culinary students (5 from France and 5 from Ireland) were selected to take part in the 2018 finale of Dairy Chef. This competition was organised in a partnership between the Embassy of France in Dublin, Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT), the National Dairy Council (NDC) and the French Dairy Council (Cniel). Culinary students from top colleges in France and Ireland were invited to champion their institution by creating a three-course menu celebrating Irish and/or French dairy produce. Each dish had to include dairy as the main ingredient.

The cook-off event was held on Good France Day

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Wednesday, 11th 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

It’s a miserable life(!)

Let’s face it, we all have plenty to be miserable about at the moment. It’s been a thoroughly rotten winter, and even though spring has arrived, the weather hasn’t improved much. Across the whole of Ireland, it’s just more of what we’ve had for the past six months – rain and more rain, floods, snow, cold and freezing temperatures, and virtually no sunshine.

Then there’s our national politicians. They recently received a €5,000 a year pay rise, but they still preside over a system of government that’s bust. Shamefully, we still have an ongoing crisis in our health service, with trolleys in most hospital A&E departments. We still lack proper 24x7 cardiac care in the South

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Wednesday, 11th April 2018

Whitfield recently celebrated a major milestone of completing over 1,000 surgeries for children.

In 2013 Whitfield achieved accreditation for children’s services through CHKS (Capita Healthcare Knowledge Systems), an international accreditation body which is focused on improving the safety of patient care. The hospital accreditation process aims to improve health services for patients by working with organisations to develop their capacity for patient safety and continuous quality improvement.

Achieving CHKS accreditation for children’s services was an important step for Whitfield and a further indication of its commitment to clinical excellence.

Whitfield has a dedicated team of specialist children’s nurses, which along with its consultant surgeons and anaesthetists are committed to the provision of this important service.

To learn more about Whitfield’s services and facilities, visit Whitfield Clinic at

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Wednesday, 11th April 2018

- Majority of workers in Ireland do very little exercise

- Four in ten say they need to take more care of their mental health

- Employers urged to do more in the workplace to help

New research amongst Ireland’s workforce reveals that most employees continue to take very little exercise at all, despite anecdotal evidence that exercise is on the rise. Diet is also a concern while many (44%) employees admit they need to take more care of their mental health. These are amongst the key findings of the latest employee research commissioned by Food Drink Ireland, ahead of their fourth annual National Workplace Wellbeing Day on Friday 13th April 2018. Ibec, the leading business and employer organisation, is calling on all employers in Ireland to support the day, saying that employers can do more to help.

According to the research only one

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Wednesday, 4th April 2018

Fenor Bingo Easter Special

Fenor Bingo Easter Special will take place on Friday April 6th at Fenor National School Hall at 8pm. Bus will leave Riverstown at 7.15pm. A great night is assured. Don't miss it.

Edmund Rice A.R.A

Edmund Rice Active Retirement Association will hold their next meeting on the 5th April in the Edmund Rice Heritage Centre, Barrack street time 2.30, 4.30.

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 for everyone. Every Wednesday in Edmund Rice Centre, Barrick St. at 7.30pm-8.30pm €15. Facilitated by Carol Martin M.I.H.C.A.(25 years experience).To enquire or book phone Carol: 086 8378119

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Wednesday, 4th April 2018

Back to Work Family Dividend

Question

I am getting Jobseeker’s Allowance and have just been offered a job. My husband looks after our two children at home. Can I get any social welfare assistance if I stop signing on and go back to work?

Answer

There is a scheme for people with children who stop claiming a jobseeker's payment, or a one-parent family payment, because they are in – or are taking up – work or self-employment. The scheme is called the Back to Work Family Dividend (BTWFD).

The BTWFD is a weekly payment for up to two years after you start work. For the first year in employment, you are paid the equivalent of any Increase for a Qualified Child that you were getting on your jobseeker’s payment or one-parent family payment (up to a maximum of four children). You get half of that

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Wednesday, 4th April 2018

By Bill Sones and Rich Sones, PhD

Q. How did WCopyfind, software typically used to detect plagiarism, help illuminate inspiration for some of William Shakespeare’s plays?

A. Of course, researcher Dennis McCarthy and English professor June Schlueter are not suggesting that William Shakespeare plagiarized, writes Michael Blanding in the "New York Times,” but rather that the Bard read and was inspired by an unpublished manuscript ("A Brief Discourse of Rebellion and Rebels”) written in the late 1500s by George North, a minor figure in the court of Queen Elizabeth. Combining WCopyfind and literary analysis, McCarthy and Schlueter conclude that Shakespeare likely consulted North’s manuscript to write eleven plays, including "King Lear,” "Macbeth,” "Richard III” and "Henry V.” Their focus was common words and phrases: For example, in the manuscript’s dedication, North urged those who see themselves as ugly to strive to be

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Wednesday, 4th April 2018

Waterford Today weekly horoscopes

Wednesday 28th March - Tuesday 3rd April

Aries 21st March-21st April

March ends with a blue full moon in Libra on the 31st slap back in your partnership house. The second full moon of the month, this one is asking you to take a look at your relationships, all of them, and see which are worth your time and which aren’t. You yourself recognise which friends you can really turn to in a crisis, and which are just there for the good times. Mercury is retrograde again so watch your words!

Taurus 22nd April-21st May

A certain amount of 'brain fog’ is likely now and you feel as if you can barely string a couple of thoughts together. You can thank good old Mercury retrograde for this. Don’t plan to take the world by storm this week, or it may feel

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Wednesday, 4th 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

Investigate all avenues

When I was doing my training as a homeopath and kinesiologist in London some 25 years ago, I had the great good fortune of securing a work placement with Roger Dyson. As well as being a natural born healer, Roger is also a natural born teacher. I benefitted enormously from the time he generously gave to me, and will always be grateful for the kindness, patience and knowledge that he shared so freely.

I recall him telling me the story of a man who came to see him with a prostate problem. The man was a high flying executive with excellent health insurance, and he had been to see virtually every expert consultant in London’s Harley Street

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    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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