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Wednesday, 14th March 2018

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 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. document.getElementById('cloak90e4200e8a0ed0ed98b3e2f117867929').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy90e4200e8a0ed0ed98b3e2f117867929 = 'carolmartin153' + '@'; addy90e4200e8a0ed0ed98b3e2f117867929 = addy90e4200e8a0ed0ed98b3e2f117867929 + 'gmail' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_text90e4200e8a0ed0ed98b3e2f117867929 = 'carolmartin153' + '@' +

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Wednesday, 14th March 2018

Parental Leave


What is parental leave? Can both parents take it?


Each parent of an eligible child may take up to 18 weeks of unpaid parental leave from work. Leave can be taken no later than the child’s eighth birthday. However, if your child has a disability or a long-term illness, you can take parental leave up to their 16th birthday. If you adopt a child between the ages of six and eight, you can take leave for that child up to two years after the date of the adoption order. (Your contract of employment may also provide for an extended age limit.)

You can take 18 weeks of leave per child in one continuous period or in two separate blocks of a minimum of six weeks. If taken in two separate blocks, there must be a gap of at least 10 weeks

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Wednesday, 14th March 2018

By Bill Sones and Rich Sones, PhD

Q. If you were somehow able to choose the time of day you were going to be injured, what would be best?

A. during the day B. at night C. it makes no difference.

A. Research points to (A) as the answer, since "wounds seem to heal in half the time if sustained during daytime hours rather than at night," reports "New Scientist" magazine. Nathaniel Hoyle and his colleagues at the Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, UK, discovered that genes in fibroblast skin cells switch on and off during day-night cycles and that these cells help close wounds once skin has been cut. The team found that, on average, "daytime wounds healed in 17 days, while similar burns sustained at night took 21 days ("Science Translational Medicine").

Q. You might call this the story of a

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Wednesday, 14th March 2018

Waterford Today weekly horoscopes

Wednesday 14th February - Tuesday 20th March

Aries 21st March-21st April

If you feel like you’ve been wading through sludge as you try to get some momentum going in a work situation, the March 17th arrival of Mars will crank up the pace and put some welly behind your efforts. Where before you may have been thinking you’d never get what was needed done, now success seems not only possible, but quite likely. Big sigh of relief from you, and possible a pat on the back from the higher ups!

Taurus 22nd April-21st May

Your intuition will be boosted this week, and your gut instincts will allow you to read between the lines, and especially get a good handle on what some of your colleagues motivations truly are. An eye opening experience indeed, keep your own counsel, see all, say nowt!

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Wednesday, 14th March 2018

Newest member Evelyn Fitzmaurice of Efitz Marketing gave her business presentation to the Connect Effect Group on Wednesday 7th March 2018. Evelyn gave an overview of her marketing business and focused on a full marketing campaign of a recent successful case study. Efitz Marketing is a full-service marketing agency based in Waterford which delivers bespoke marketing packages to fit your unique business needs. Connect Effect is a group of local business people who offer market leading products & services whose aim is to foster and facilitate the growth of the members within the group. The group now meets at the new location in the Waterford Crystal Leisure Centre on the Cork Road. Meetings are held each Wednesday morning at 8 am sharp. Guests and new members are welcome.

Efitz Marketing are located in Tramore, Co. Waterford. Phone: 089 4342390 or 051

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Wednesday, 14th 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

East meets West (Part 2)

In terms of Western medicine, I have a foot in both the traditional camp and the complementary camp. I trained and worked as a nurse for many years, before a growing disillusionment with some of the practices of modern medicine led me to look for answers elsewhere. It was then that I began to study complementary therapies such as homeopathy and iridology, and I have never looked back since.

Although I remain a great believer in the amazing powers of traditional medicine, I also believe that the way ahead for the future is to combine both the traditional and complementary medicine: the best of both worlds. And in the same way that traditional and complementary

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Wednesday, 14th March 2018

- It is estimated that 90,000 people live with the condition in Ireland

- Waterford event scheduled in April to help increase awareness of heart failure

- Swollen ankles, fatigue, and shortness of breath are warning signs that should never be ignored

- Early detection of the symptoms can improve a patient’s prognosis significantly

The Irish Heart Foundation has this week launched a new campaign, Pay Attention to the Signs, to raise awareness of heart failure symptoms. The campaign, supported by Novartis, aims to encourage those aged 50 and over to be aware of the signs of heart failure, as early detection of the symptoms can significantly improve a patient’s prognosis. Swollen ankles, fatigue, and shortness of breath are warning signs that should never be

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Wednesday, 14th March 2018

To coincide with World Glaucoma Week, 11 – 17 March, Specsavers and National Council for the Blind of Ireland (NCBI) are highlighting the importance of regular eye tests in helping to reduce preventable sight loss.

ALMOST all (91%) adults living in Ireland would rank sight as the sense they would least like to lose, yet shockingly only 49% prioritise their eye health by getting their eyes tested every two years, according to research recently commissioned by Specsavers.

Glaucoma – an eye condition that causes permanent and irreversible damage to the optic nerve, which transmits images to the brain – is one of the leading causes of preventable blindness in Ireland. Glaucoma is one of many conditions that can be picked up by opticians and successfully treated if detected early.

While generally symptomless during its early stages, it slowly destroys eyesight through raised pressure

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Wednesday, 14th March 2018

GIY (Grow It Yourself) founder Michael Kelly and the GIY Head of Community Development Karen O’Donohoe are set to showcase a whole new set of skills as their brand new RTE TV series ‘GROW COOK EAT presented by both Karen and Michael is set to air for the first time on Wednesday, March 14th at 7.30pm on RTE 1.

Ireland’s newest TV stars are taking it in their stride, commenting on the new TV series, Michael Kelly says, "GIY as an organisation is now 10 years old, and this year we will support over 8,000 community food groups across

Ireland and the UK, but we’re hoping the new TV show will inspire even more people to get growing, cooking

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Wednesday, 14th March 2018

Eating healthy doesn’t have to be boring! Siúcra has created this mouth-watering salad for you to enjoy at any time of the day. The combination of sweet and juicy pears, crispy pancetta and creamy goat’s cheese make for the perfect salad to rustle up in the kitchen this winter.

Ingredients (Serves 4)


- 3 to 4 pears, peeled, cored, sliced into wedges

- 80g Siúcra Light Golden Brown Sugar

- 30g butter

- 1 tsp chopped thyme

- 100g pancetta

- 50g rocket leaves

- 30g salad leaves

- 2 tbsp. toasted pine nuts

- 50g soft goat’s cheese

Garden herbs such as fennel fronds and edible flowers, optional


- 1 lemon, zest and juice

- 50ml rapeseed oil

- 1 tsp Siúcra Caster Sugar

- 1 tbsp chopped parsley or chives

- Salt and freshly ground black pepper


To make the dressing:

Combine Siúcra Caster Sugar with all the other ingredients. Check

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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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