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Wednesday, 11th September 2013

By Bill Sones and Rich Sones, PhD

Q. When is being online a truly LOVE-ly idea?

A. When it facilitates would-be romancers falling in love. "Once considered 'creepy' by many, online dating has become mainstream with the rise of dating websites such as Match and OKCupid," says "Science" magazine. A new survey of 200,000 Americans suggests that "spouses who met online have marriages at least as stable and satisfying as those who met in the real world - possibly more so."

Psychologist John Cacioppo of the University of Chicago and an advisor to eHarmony, a huge online dating site, asked the company to analyze the responses of the 20,000 (out of 200,000) who participated in the survey. About a third of the respondents reported meeting their spouse online; of that number, about half met through online dating, the rest through online venues such

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Wednesday, 11th September 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.

Dear "Your Pet’s Health",

I have a Jack Russell female called Poppy. She is two years old and we want to breed from her. My research tells me that the mother should be wormed a month before giving birth and the pups every two weeks from two weeks of age. How necessary is this really? When we got Poppy, she was eight weeks old and had not been wormed, so we wormed her after two weeks and she passed worms going to the toilet and vomiting. Afterwards, she had diarrhoea for a week or

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Wednesday, 11th September 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

If there are things that are out of our control - other people’s issues for example - then why not just step away from them and focus on your own life which is,

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Wednesday, 11th September 2013

Ireland has always attracted visitors who come to enjoy our world famous hospitality and lush green landscapes. Today the Emerald Isle has a new ‘green’ dimension, as the hospitality industry has begun to embrace new greener ways of doing business that protect the environment and save money, and in doing so provide better value and service for customers.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been helping tourism businesses since 2008 with its Green Hospitality Programme (http://www.greenhospitality.ie) which promotes responsible tourism in Ireland, while helping its members to save money, all too important in the current economic climate.

In the five years it has been running, the programme has helped its members achieve savings of approximately €21 million, and the EPA supported programme has made 216 awards to successful hospitality businesses, including Glakso Smithkline, Revolution Gastro Bar and Aramark Genzyme in

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Wednesday, 11th September 2013

Biblical perspectives for livinga new creation

As a fun-loving teenager, I would never have dreamt I would become an alcoholic in my twenties. But, I did. Leaving school at seventeen, I started work on a newspaper and as a musician and drifted into a pattern of increasingly heavy drinking.

In one of the bands in which I played, I fell for the lovely girl singer. We settled down and in time a family came along. However it was the ‘settling down’ that I struggled with and refused to do. I gravitated towards heavy drinkers in both the newspaper and the music worlds and became increasingly selfish and reckless. Night after a night I would literally fall into my car and somehow weave my way home. Eventually I was banned for drunken driving, yet on regaining my licence continued even more recklessly than

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Wednesday, 11th September 2013

Tramore based Chia bia, Ireland's largest supplier of super food Chia, is the only Waterford based company shortlisted for the first ever Irish Quality Food Awards.

The announcement comes after ten days of tough judging and Chia bia is one of 120 shortlisted food and drink products in 30 categories. The company's 'Apricot and Pumpkin' and 'Coconut and Cranberry' bars have been shortlisted in the competitive 'cereal and cereal bar category'. Founders of Chia bia, Ray Owens and Barrie Rogers, will attend the first Irish Quality Food Awards ceremony in the Mansion House on September 18th.

The Irish Quality Food Awards were established to recognise excellence in product development for food and drink producers, retailers and catering companies in Ireland. Speaking on Chia bia's nominations, co-founder Ray Owens

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Wednesday, 11th September 2013

Manor St. John Youth Services is one of the most established youth centers in Waterford City providing educational, developmental and recreational opportunities for young people, between the ages of eight to 24, in Lisduggan, Larchville, Ballybeg and Manor St. John housing estates. In the past, MSJYS has provided essential programming that has contributed to empowering the young members and help build self-confidence and personal growth.

In recent months, the Manor St. John began an innovative new programme to teach its young members skills in enterprise, marketing, culinary arts, and social responsibility. This new Young Entrepreneur Social Enterprise Programme is called Manor Original Recipes. The young members have created a line of relishes and chutneys that they will be selling at the Waterford Harvest Festival on Bolton Street in the car park starting Friday, 13 September through Sunday, 15 September. All proceeds

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Wednesday, 11th September 2013

Ireland's only producer of onions harvests new season crop

Leading Irish Agri-Food business and Ireland's only commercial producer of onions, Country Crest, is delighted to welcome its first harvest of Irish onions. What's not to love about Irish onions… As well as adding flavour to a range of food, onions are fat free and low in calories!. Country Crest's new season white onion variety are cultivated nationwide through the company's network of expert growers and are available in retailers nationwide now, through to late Spring 2014.

Commenting on the first harvest of onions, Tony Doyle Country Crest Commerical Manager commented,"We are very pleased with this years' onion harvest. The quality of the crop is excellent which is evident in the crisp texture and unique flavour which we work hard

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Wednesday, 11th September 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.

Finding inner peace

When you achieve inner peace, it is like the mind becomes clear. You know what you want, you begin to trust and live in the now, sage in the knowledge "all is well, and everything is working out." So what blocks out inner peace? It's nobody's fault, because some of the maintaining causes lie deep within the memory of our cells and can steal into the conscious mind like a creeping,

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Wednesday, 11th September 2013

Professor William Gallagher, a native of Waterford is to head up a major five-year collaboration between Ireland's leading breast cancer researchers. The Breast-Predict project will use biological information to develop more accurate and personalised treatments.

An investment of €7.5m. has been announced by the Irish Cancer Society into the project over the five year period with the money coming entirely from fundraising.

It is said that more than 50 leading Irish and world experts in breast cancer research will be involved, and will be led by Professor William Gallagher of the Cancer Biology at University College, Dublin who said the ultimate goal was to develop personalised medicine.

He said that tailored therapy will be developed to treat individual patients based on the characteristics of their particular tumour. Every woman

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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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