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Tuesday, 11th June 2013

Retired Waterford primary teacher John Connolly was presented with the internationally prestigious Ireland Medal by Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan during a recent Lifesaving Foundation drowning prevention conference in Meath. The Ireland Medal is 'awarded to an Irish person or organisation or to a person of Irish descent in recognition of an exceptional contribution to saving lives from drowning'.

Addressing the conference, Commissioner Callinan stated that in the previous 40 years John Connolly had made an exceptional contribution to saving lives from drowning by promoting swimming instruction in schools, by founding lifeguard clubs and training lifeguards on behalf of The Royal Life Saving Society in Ireland, by promoting the establishment of national lifesaving organisations in developing countries around the world, and in organising international drowning prevention conferences. He was aware that John

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Tuesday, 11th June 2013

Waterford City Councillor John Hearne said there have been a worrying number of gas and electricity disconnections in 2012.

Speaking following the release of the Commission for Energy Regulation's Electricity and Gas Retail Markets Annual Report for 2012, Cllr Hearne said:

"Over 14,000 homes were disconnected from electricity in 2012 and over 7,000 homes were disconnected from gas. The number of gas disconnections has increased by 82%.

"This is a startling number. Many families are unable to provide heat and light in their homes.

"The Commission for Energy Regulation must act to introduce guidelines to allow families to budget their electricity and gas usage better.

"Currently only customers in significant arrears can avail of the pre-pay metering system. Customers who are not in arrears must use private companies to install prepay meters on which they pay a charge, resulting in higher energy costs.

"Prepay meters must

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Tuesday, 11th June 2013

By Bill Sones and Rich Sones, PhD

Q. With gazillions of staphylococci adding their fishy or wet-diaper aromas to gazillions of micrococci that break down sweat into the anti-floral, anti-social notes of smokestack sulphur, rotten eggs and Limburger cheese, is it any wonder that so many feet smell to high heaven?

A. Bare feet generally don't smell, shoes do, says author William A. Rossi ("The Sex Life of the Foot and Shoe," etc). Easy solution: Rotate your shoes, airing them out for at least 24 hours.

Next curiosity: Whose feet give off the bigger stink, men's or women's? Men's, because guys are more often wedded to a single pair of clodhoppers, donning them day after day. Plus, male toes are bigger and stick together more, so sweat gets stuck in between. Typically, an adult foot has about 100,000 sweat glands, giving off about

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Tuesday, 11th June 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.

Reader's question:

"I have noticed recently that my female cat, Bella, has a bad smell from her breath and has slowed down a lot when she is eating her food. She is only six years old, but is it possible that she has bad teeth at this age? What can be done about it?"

Dear reader, it is quite possible that your cat's symptoms of bad breath, also called halitosis, and difficulty with eating are being caused by dental disease. It is quite a common problem in

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Tuesday, 11th June 2013

Clairvoyant - Numerologist – Astrologer Stan Phillips

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

Ferrybank Tel: 085 - 7355683

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Aries: March 21 – April 20

Someone with an expertise in the law will emerge into your world just at the moment when those skills are most needed. Someone who has been struggling to make inroads into a different

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Tuesday, 11th June 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.

Keeping the dream alive

Ten years ago, my family and I moved from London to live in Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny. My husband Jerry and I reversed roles – I went to work as a natural health practitioner whilst he stayed at home and looked after our children, who at the time were aged, 3, 4, 4 (twins!) and 7.

As much as possible, we shared our duties to help each other. Every article I write

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Tuesday, 11th June 2013

Twenty five years ago a group of volunteers got together in Waterford and decided to provide hospice care for the terminally ill in Waterford. At the time the only hospice care in Ireland was provided by religious orders in Dublin, Cork and Limerick. Hospice or palliative care is the care of patients and their families when the patient's disease is no longer responsive to treatment. The care is given by a multi professional team and the focus of the care is on the quality of life.

First meeting and committee

The first recorded meeting of Waterford Hospice movement took place in the home of Dr Chantelle McNamara on the 16th May 1988 with total funds available of £2,500. The next meeting took place in Ardkeen on the 13th June

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Tuesday, 11th June 2013

Men's Health Week, Monday 10th until Sunday 16th June

Men's Health Week will run from Monday 10th until Sunday 16th June. Each year, individual countries focus upon a specific theme. The theme for 2013 in Ireland is: "Action Men - Turning Words into Actions". There is certainly a need to do this, as men, on the island of Ireland, experience a disproportionate burden of ill-health and die too young ...

Local men die, on average, almost five years younger than women do.

Males have higher death rates than women for all of the leading causes of death.

Poor lifestyles are responsible for a high proportion of chronic diseases.

Late presentation to health services leads to a large number of problems becoming untreatable ...

Indeed, while many of these conditions are preventable, their prevalence among men may, in fact, rise in the future.

Why should we focus upon:

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Tuesday, 4th June 2013

The Waterford Harvest Garden ‘Venture into the Wild’ has been announced as the gold medal winner in the large garden category and the Best in Show at the annual Bloom Garden Festival, which took place last weekend from May 30 to June 3 at the Phoenix Park.

The Waterford garden is designed by Gerard Mullen, commenting on the win Gerard said, "I’m blown away and I’m very proud of the team and of myself, to be totally honest I’m a bit shellshocked, I don’t think about the medals in the lead into Bloom I’m just focused on the garden and staying true to the design and really trying not to think about what the judges might want, this is an amazing achievement and I’m delighted

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Tuesday, 4th June 2013

Widespread welcome for Technological University for Waterford IT and Carlow IT

The South East Institutes of Technology (Waterford IT and IT Carlow) welcome the approval by the Minister for Education and Skills Mr Ruairí Quinn TD for the Institutes to proceed to the second stage of the process for designation as a Technological University. The Institute's community and stakeholders welcome this vote of confidence by the Government, and in particular, the view expressed that the Institutes are 'within a reasonable distance of the criteria'.

This is a major boost for the regions served by the Institutes; from Kildare to Wexford, and from Kilkenny to South Tipperary. This is a natural next step in the further development of the two successful institutions in Waterford and Carlow.

This University will become a key component of the infrastructure required to drive sustainable regional economic development and

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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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