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Tuesday, 21st May 2013

Robbie Ridgard is a 24 year old, full time student at WIT and a well known Waterford native. Following years of being heavily overweight and out of shape and a change in his personal life, Robbie decided enough was enough and joined Goldstone Gym & Fitness, Waterford.

"My dad and I joined together with the idea of keeping each other motivated, but once I got focused and determined and started seeing results with the help of the instructors, I began to hate missing a session."

On joining, Robbie was assigned a highly qualified fitness instructor and given a full fitness assessment involving a cardio fitness test, muscular endurance tests, flexibility, body measurements, BMI and body fat percentage amongst others. The assessment includes a consultation about goals, your time availability for working out and advice on diet and nutrition too.

"They explained to me

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Tuesday, 21st May 2013

MASS for deceaseD snowcream staff

A mass for the decease staff of Snowcream Dairies will take place in the Sacred Heart Church, The Folly, Waterford on Wednesday 29th May at 7pm. Light refreshments will be served afterwards. All are most welcome.


The above mass will be held on Wednesday the 29th of May 2013, in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel, Mount Sion, Barrack St. Waterford starting with the Holy Rosary at 7.30pm followed by Holy Mass.

Celebrant: Fr. R. Walsh. Music Ministry: Medugorje Choir. Light Refreshments after Mass Contact Maura at 051-376552/085-7022103.

may rosary procession

The Annual Diocesan May Rosary Procession will leave Ballybricken Green On Sunday May 26th at 3pm and proceed to the Dominican Church Bridge Street Waterford City for the Crowning of our lady. The Barrack street concert band will perform on the green at 2.30pm. all are welcome, especially those

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Tuesday, 21st May 2013

Reporting a power cut

Question: I frequently switch electricity providers to get the best deals. Who should I contact if there is a power cut?

Answer: No matter which electricity provider you use, you should always contact ESB Networks to report a power cut. The emergency number is 1850 372 999. You should only use this emergency number, not the customer service number.

When you ring this number, you will hear an automated message. If the automated message indicates that ESB Networks are aware of the power problem in your area, you do not need to wait for an operator unless you are reporting a fallen power line or another potentially dangerous situation.

When you get through to an operator, you will need your Meter Point Reference Number (MPRN). The MPRN is displayed on your electricity bill, no matter who the provider is. It

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Tuesday, 21st May 2013

By Bill Sones and Rich Sones, PhD

Q. A rather unloving group has revealed some "broken hearts" going back thousands of years. What group is that?

A. Randall Thompson and colleagues at the University of Missouri-Kansas City analyzed CAT scans of 137 mummies from ancient Egypt, Peru, Utah and the Aleutian Islands of the north Pacific Ocean, representing "human populations dating from 3000 BC to the 20th century," reports "New Scientist" magazine. Many of the mummies had calcified plaque in artery walls - often in the aorta or the neck's artery - hinting at artherosclerosis, a major cause of heart attacks ("The Lancet"). Among the premoderns were farmers or hunter-gatherers, the team discovered, raising possibilities of early human predisposition to the disease. And, said Eric Brunner at University College London, people who were mummified were likely of high status, "and therefore had

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Tuesday, 21st May 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.

Following on from my article of last week and in the background of May being "Pet Vaccination Awareness Month", a number of readers have asked for more information about canine leptospirosis.

Leptospirosis, often referred to as "Lepto", is a serious and potentially deadly infectious disease which can affect dogs, other animals and even humans. It is caused by infection with tiny microorganisms called leptospires, which are spread in the urine of infected animals, which are most commonly rats and mice, but could be cattle or other

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Tuesday, 21st May 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

You might not be able to see the entire picture, but the advice is that you focus on what you see before you, work with that, rather than jump at shadows. Discover

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Tuesday, 21st May 2013

Sit Up Straight!

The reality of everyday lives is that we spend 8, 10, 12 . . . even 16 hours for some people bound to our car seats, office chairs or sofas. These long periods of sitting creates steady compression in our lower spines; and ultimately our backs pay a price.

It is true; when we talk about bad posture, some people can immediately think about back pain; but what are some of the other dangers of poor alignment?

First of all, let me introduce you to YOUR POSTURE. Your posture is like your signature. It follows you as a shadow everywhere you go. It sits with you, plays soccer with you, does the laundry with you and sleeps at night with you. That's a lot of stuff!

Beside serious back pain (that poor posture inevitably leads to) wacky alignment can lead to

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Tuesday, 21st May 2013

Biblical perspectives for living

God Is Incarnate

Many people have their own ideas of what God is like, but the only authoritative revelation we have is found in Holy Scripture. We have previously seen that the Apostle John described God as "light" and "Father", but we also want to consider the wonder of the truth that God became a man. This truth was under attack at the end of the first century and John responds with a robust defense of the humanity of Jesus. He argues that having heard, seen and even handled Jesus (1 John 1:1-2), He knew Him to be genuinely human.

These false teachers were apparently teaching that since our bodies are inherently evil, Jesus could not have been a real human or else He would have been as corrupt as we are. But after spending three years with Jesus,

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Tuesday, 21st May 2013

Safefood indicates foods marketed as 'healthier' could make you put on more weight

Research warns consumers to consider portion sizes of foods they think are healthier

Foods marketed as 'healthier' are seen by consumers as a licence to overeat and may actually lead in time to weight gain, interim results of new safefood funded research reveals. The research, being led by a team from the University of Ulster, indicates that products with health and nutrition claims such as 'low fat' and 'reduced fat' may be contributing to people eating larger than recommended portions. It also indicates that many people assume that these foods with certain health claims are lower in calories than they are.

The aim of the research, conducted among over 180 adults on the island of Ireland who had a range of body weights, was to compare what people thought to

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Tuesday, 21st May 2013

Taste of Dublin

Electrolux is delighted to announce its headline sponsorship of Taste of Dublin, Ireland's most exciting food festival, taking place at the stunning grounds of Iveagh Gardens from 13-16 June 2013.

Ireland's top chefs including Rachel Allen, Derry Clarke, Clodagh McKenna, Kevin Dundon, Nevin Maguire, Ross Lewis and Catherine Fulvio will be taking a leading role on the Electrolux Taste Theatre, giving visitors the chance to garner top hints and tips for the Summer season.

The Electrolux Taste Theatre is the perfect attraction for the avid food enthusiast as they get the chance to experience a demonstration from some of the best chefs in the business. With daily cookery demonstrations on the new Electrolux Inspiration range of home appliances, guests can take their new knowledge back home and into the kitchen!

Electrolux will also be

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Letters to the Editor


    No Gun ControlAs much as you might sympathize with the students and families of those who were at the center of one of the worst high school shootings in Florida last week, you easily get the impression that their deaths were all for naught. There is absolutely no way, following the 17 deaths at this shooting, that the law makers in America will bring in legislation that will see the curbing of gun use and gun ownership in that country. It is just not the American way.In actual fact if past histor …

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