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Wednesday, 5th September 2018

Actions always speak louder than words

I t has been an amazing week for the truth coming to the surface. I always firmly believe that over time the truth will eventually come out. We just have to be patient sometimes, and accept that everything is in divine and perfect order.

The recent discovery of an Acute Coronary Syndrome report about cardiac care in the South east is a case in point. The report reveals that levels of cardiac care are the second highest in the country, and proves once and for all that the figures used in the Herity Report are wrong. This is important, because it means current government policy is based on false information. It also means that a full time, 24 x 7 cardiac care service is fully warranted. There is no time for blame or finger pointing here,

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Wednesday, 5th September 2018

By Bill Sones and

Rich Sones, PhD

Q. As you settle into your seat at the cinema and start to enjoy your tub of hot buttered popcorn, did you ever wonder just how long popcorn has been part of the moviegoing experience?

A. First, some historical background: One of the first movie theaters called nickelodeons opened in Pittsburgh in 1905 and played silent movies in a continuous loop, all for just one nickel, says Dan Lewis on his "Now I Know" website. These proved very popular, so much so that they were eventually replaced by larger venues that sought to emulate the "fancy experience" of live theater. No food or beverage allowed!

Outside the theater, though, popcorn had become a popular street food, and some movie patrons tried to sneak the snack inside, despite the warnings of management. But in 1929, as the Great

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Wednesday, 5th September 2018

Aries - This week is an 8

Take time to adapt to changes. Celebrate team accomplishments. Consider your moves before making them. Wait and rest.

Taurus - This week is an 8 Unexpected news could stir up things at work. Avoid giving in to automatic reactions.

Gemini - This week is a 7

Travel may tempt, but stick to reliable routes or risk unexpected surprises. Discover something new about somewhere familiar.

Cancer - This week is an 8

Pay bills, and manage financial obligations. Leave a cushion for the unexpected. Adapt to changes as they fall.

Leo - This week is a 9

Coordinate with a partner through changing circumstances. Don't react blindly. Mistakes could get expensive.

Virgo - This week is an 8

Slow the pace to navigate uncertain terrain. Focus on your moves, and watch your steps. Profit from meticulous service.

Libra - This week is a 7

Enjoy time

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Wednesday, 5th September 2018

The Waterford Harvest Festival not only showcases some of the region's best food producers, it also adds a big dollop of festive, family friendly fun events to the Waterford calendar for three days in September.

Winding its way from Arundel Square to John Roberts Square, through the city's Cultural Quarter and upwards to Ballybricken Green and beyond, Waterford Harvest Festival has a whole host of family entertainment lined up!

Plot your course through the Festival markets armed with your appetite, as Arundel Square is transformed into a giant market stall. Keep a little room for some sweet treats as O'Connell Street and Gladstone Street will be home to dozens more producers serving scrumptious savouries.

In City Square Shopping Centre, Caroline Stafford of Cocoa Cookhouse reveals the process of chocolate making, from bean to bar!

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Thursday, 30th August 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 01st: Gemma Hughes (Nutritionist) 'Healing with Herbs'

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

Wreath Laying Ceremony

A wreath laying ceremony will be held on Sunday 2nd September 2018 at the Dungarvan WW1 Memorial Wall, beside Johns Castle, Dungarvan. This ceremony is being organized by the Waterford Branch of The Royal British Legion, to remember the men and women from Waterford City and County who fell in the Great War.

Everyone is welcome to attend, relatives of those named on the wall are invited to lay a wreath in their memory.

Comeragh Mountaineering Club

Tom Fallon will lead a walk next Sunday 2nd

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Thursday, 30th August 2018

I read recently that the British National Health Service is set to end mainstream public funding of homeopathy. A clinic in Bristol was the last place to offer such a service in the UK, after the homeopathic treatment ceased to be offered at the Royal London Hospital of Integrated Medicine in April.

Amazingly, the trust that runs the clinic in Bristol said that homeopathy has been available there since 1852. Homeopathy will now only be offered to patients in exceptional circumstances.

Obviously, as a qualified homeopath who has been in clinic for some 20 years, I am a little biased, but the NHS's decision saddens me. I have worked in both traditional and complementary medicine for more than 35 years, and based on my experiences, I believe we should at least be exploring how different systems of medicine can help patients to

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Thursday, 30th August 2018

By Bill Sones and Rich Sones, PhD

Q. Houses and office buildings account for 75% of electricity use in the United States, and windows are a big part of energy loss. How might they also be part of a solution?

A. By turning windows into solar panels, says solar power expert Lance Wheeler, as reported by Robert Service in "Science" magazine. In the past, light absorbing film was embedded in window glass, but it produced a reddish or brown tint that was architecturally unappealing. The new solar window technologies "leave the glass clear while blocking the ultraviolet and infrared radiation that normally leak through it, sometimes delivering unwanted heat."

Key here is a new class of opaque solar cell materials called perovskites, which at 22% efficiency are closing the gap with the 25% of the best silicon cells. Not only are the perovskites

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Thursday, 30th August 2018

With children heading back to school and students returning to college, the Autumn heralds the reappraisal of career options for many people.

Home Instead Senior Care will hold Open Days in Waterford and Dungarvan over the coming weeks in order to meet with those who are thinking about a return to the workplace now that a new term has resumed.

Home Instead Senior Care provides comprehensive training to new employees and can also advise on other recommended courses depending on the level of care a person is interested in providing. Danette Connolly, Director of Care, Home Instead Senior Care said that September is traditionally a very popular month for queries about prospective employment. "Over the years we have noticed the number of enquiries we receive from people about returning to work increases.

If you would like to find out about becoming a carer,

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Thursday, 30th August 2018

GIY turns 10 this month and to celebrate we have a stomper of a line-up for Food Matters 2018 at GROW HQ, the home of the GIY movement.

A very special 7 course tasting menu from GROW HQ Head Chef JB Dubois, workshops in apple/cider making and food styling; a Cottage Market collective, kids' fun with RTE Junior's Muireann N Ní Chíobháin, and a behind-the-scenes event with GROW COOK EAT's Mick Kelly and Karen O'Donohoe. The festival, called GIY Food Matters, which is part of Waterford's Harvest weekend features a programme of talks, garden walks, demos workshops as well as a very special ticketed evening event.

The weekend's celebrations kick off on Friday 7th September with the launch of a brand-new Chef Series at HQ called homegrown. Some of Ireland's leading chefs will take over the HQ kitchen

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Wednesday, 15th August 2018

Hockey Open Day in Waterford

Waterford Hockey Club would like to invite the public of all ages to our free family open day.

This fun filled event takes place in Newtown School on Saturday the 18th of August and is open to everyone who was inspired by watching our successful Senior Women's Hockey team in the recent World Cup.

So, if you want to find out more about this exciting sport please join us from 11am until 2pm where coaches and players from Waterford Hockey Club will meet and greet you. The club will be holding an introduction to hockey including mini games, target practice, obstacle courses, tennis hockey and much more, including a bouncy castle and bbq on the day.

Then, stick around to get a full experience of hockey by watching our senior men and women teams play pre-season matches at 3pm.

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    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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