Wednesday, 19th September 2018
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Wednesday, 19th September 2018

Ferrybank Library

Walking for Fitness Walking for fitness and fun - As part of our Healthy Ireland at Ferrybank Library programme of events we want to get the Ferrybank community walking!

Join local fitness instructor Rob Bresnan each Friday morning for 10.00am-11.00am for an hour of walking around Ferrybank.

Meet new people, get fit and improve your health and well-being all for free!

First session begins at 10am on Friday 21st of September, meet at Ferrybank Library. All are welcome to attend.

English Conversation Classes English Conversation Classes – Kilkenny Leader Partnership in conjunction with Ferrybank Library are running an English Conversation Class each week on a Tuesday morning.

Are you looking to improve your English? If so, this informal class is for you – join in English Conversation; Practice Speaking in English; Learn about your Local Community; etc. If you are interested in taking

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Wednesday, 19th September 2018

Immune boosters

After the wonderful summer we've enjoyed this year, there has been a noticeable change in the air in September, with temperatures starting to drop, especially at night. Your immune system becomes more sluggish in cold weather, and can also be severely weakened by a number of factors: these include excess alcohol, cigarettes, a high-fat or protein-deficient diet, lack of sleep, or stress. As well as avoiding these factors, try the following tips to help boost your immune system and maintain your positive health and well-being:

1. Eat a mucus-free diet

A number of foods create too much mucous in the diet, especially milk and dairy products, eggs and red meat (some people are particularly susceptible to this). Excess mucous clogs up the lymphatic system, so try to cut down on or avoid these foods. Try soya or rice milk, make your

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Wednesday, 19th September 2018

With over half of children suffering from a common cold or flu each year, it's important that parents know what to do to avoid it.

New research by Scope Healthcare, an Irish-owned healthcare supplier, reveals one in three parents bring their child to the doctor with symptoms of a cold or flu, costing them €252.56 per year.

The research also found that one in three children miss on average three days of school a year as a result of a cold or flu.

Taking a multivitamin such as Vivioptal Junior on a daily basis can help reduce symptoms of a cold or flu because it contains vital vitamins and minerals that help to improve general health and give a child that extra boost they might need for the back-to-school period.

Vivioptal Junior has been specifically developed for children of all ages above 1 year.

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Wednesday, 12th September 2018

Edmond Rice Choral Society

Rehearsals start on Thursday 13th September. You will be notified of time and new venue by the usual text message. We look forward to another year of music and singing.There is great companionship and fun between the ladies. Our Musical Director, Catherine Power, keeps us all in good voice. We have a well balanced Three Part choir but we would welcome more Sopranos to join us. Ladies think about it, its a great pastime for winter. If you

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Wednesday, 12th September 2018

It’s a curious thing, but sometimes clients come to me for a consultation, and it’s not really them I need to see. Seeing all the young children going back to school last week reminded me of this oddity, so let me explain with a couple of examples. A Mum called me to arrange an appointment for her daughter who had just started school. The poor girl was not doing well. She clung to her Mum at the school gates every day, and cried when she was left to face school all on her own. She was sleeping badly, and found it completely impossible to settle in class or make new friends. I love treating children, because they are so uncomplicated, have fewer levels to unravel, and often respond immediately to homeopathic remedies. So this was an easy case, yes?

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Wednesday, 12th September 2018

By Bill Sones and Rich Sones, PhD

Q. Perhaps as many as 2.5 billion people suffer from this untreated yet correctable condition, about 80% of them living in developing countries. It’s estimated that by 2050 about half the world population will be affected. Can you identify what it is?

A. It’s myopia, or poor vision, "the largest unaddressed disability in the world today," says Hong Kong philanthropist James Chen. In 2011, he founded Vision for a Nation (VFAN) to provide affordable eyewear in developing countries, starting with Rwanda, and within five years, it had screened 2.5 million people. Eventually, VFAN "revolutionized" the country’s eye care system to make it accessible to all 12 million Rwandans.

To save money, 90% of the lenses provided were simple reading glasses. It streamlined distribution by offering only five items, including reading glasses that covered

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Wednesday, 12th September 2018

National Bread Week is back for its fifth year from 10 – 16 September 2018, celebrating the island of Ireland’s great love affair with bread, from Soda to the ever popular White Batch Loaf. We’re asking everyone what makes them a #BreadLover, whether it’s the evocative smell or the simple great taste. Bread is also so versatile and can be enjoyed every day and there is a recipe for all occasions. So we’re encouraging people to make the most of bread and try out some new recipes, from fruity Autumn Pudding to a hearty Full Irish Breakfast Frittata. All the recipes and many more are easy to follow and can be found at bread/recipes.

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Wednesday, 12th September 2018

Aries - This week is an 8

Professional challenges seem to dissolve, with Capricorn Saturn direct now, and advancement progresses in great strides.

Taurus - This week is a 7

Avoid impulsive distractions. Travels and studies go farther with less effort now that Saturn is direct.

Gemini - This week is an 8

Focus to grow your shared assets. It’s easier to handle money, with Saturn direct. Review legal, insurance and tax matters.

Cancer This week is an 8

Partnership comes easier now that Saturn is direct. Embark on bold new collaborative ventures. Work together for a bigger impact.

Leo - This week is an 8

Your physical labors, services and work flourish now. Discipline with fitness and health goals produces extraordinary results.

Virgo - This week is an 8

Pursue a passion with all your heart.

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Wednesday, 12th September 2018

with Justin Ivory Did you know that the Irish hare is the country’s only native lagomorph species? We have three species of lagomorphs in Ireland – the native Irish Hare (Lepus timidus hibernicus), the 2 non native species, European Brown Hare (Lepus europaeus) and the European Rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus). Like other farmland species, the Irish Hare numbers have declined of habitat loss and degradation, and intensive farming methods. Other factors include hunting both legal and illegal poaching, and trapping of hares for coursing.

The Irish Hare is legally protected by the Wildlife Act and its various amendments. It is also listed on Appendix III of the Berne Convention, Annex V of the EU Habitats Directive and as an internationally important species in the Irish Red Data Book. Despite these protections in the anomaly that is Ireland they are still

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Wednesday, 5th September 2018

Edmund Rice Active Retired

Next meeting for Edmund Rice Active retirement group is the 6th September time 2.30 4.30, New venue for meetings is Community and Youth Centre Manor street Waterford.

Open Minds Summer Season Talks

September 08th: Trevor Eivers (Hypnotist) 10 Healthy Eating Tips, Program your Mind for Health .

Comeragh Mountaineering Club

Tom Fallon will lead a walk next Sunday 2nd September to the Skillogues. This is the first walk of the season. Meet at Hypermarket at 10am. Boots essential, food, hot drink advised. This is an easy walk, all details from Dick 086 2652768.

Cnoc Bui ARA

Cnoc Bui ARA Will resume after the Summer Break

Meeting takes place on Wednesday 5th September at 2pm at The Woodlands Hotel.

We will have a speaker from I.T. for those who want to learn computer skills

On 19th September we have arranged an outing to Ormonde Castle and Dove

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Letters to the Editor

  • Waiting can be bad for your He...

    When the latest statistic that waiting times for patients had risen to their highest level yet, there can't have been too many people that were surprised.There are now over 700.000 people on waiting lists with over 50.000 of them children. That so many people are waiting for treatment in one of the most developed economies in the world is truly frightening. Of course you can take into account the underfunding of the health sector during the economic downturn but it still wouldn't fully explain why so ma …

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