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Wednesday, 10th July 2013

Biblical perspectives for living

A PASSION FOR GOD

Aiden W. Tozer has had a profound effect on many through his books and sermons. He was born in 1897 and raised in rural western Pennsylvania. In 1912, he and his family moved to Akron, Ohio to work at the new B. F. Goodrich tire company. It was there that in 1915 he heard a street preacher quoting the words of Jesus,

"Come unto Me, all ye that are weary and heavy laden, and I will give you rest" (Matthew 11:28).

He would later say, "I became greatly disturbed, for I began to feel and sense and acknowledge God’s gracious

Presence. I heard His Voice - ever so faintly. I discerned that there was a Light - ever so dimly."

Just a few days later, he again heard another street preacher who said, "If you do not know

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Wednesday, 10th July 2013

Have you a food product idea that you want to develop into a business? Or an existing food business that you want to get onto a retail shelf? If so, then a new food programme, ‘From market stall to supermarket shelf’, devised for Waterford City Enterprise Board could be for you.

This is an eight month programme, running from July 2013 to February 2014, designed for food producers in Waterford City, which includes Bord Bia approved workshops and market tested by local Supervalu experts.

The programme includes workshops on product development, packaging and marketing, one to one mentoring, financial assistance in developing packaging and point of sale material, opportunities to sell your product at markets and merchandise it on supermarket shelves.

The successful participants will also have the opportunity to apply

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Wednesday, 10th July 2013

Neven Maguire visits the Bord Bia Quality Kitchen to celebrate BBQ Season

Celebrating BBQ season, Chef Neven Maguire - in association with the Bord Bia Quality Kitchen - shares his top tips for keeping your cool when cooking over hot coals. "These long, mild evenings give us the perfect excuse to gather friends and family around for an al fresco feast. And even though you can’t always rely on the weather, we have a range of tempting BBQ recipes at the Bord Bia Quality Kitchen that are sure to keep your guests beaming!"

The Bord Bia Quality Kitchen is an online destination for recipe information and cooking advice; log on to http://www.facebook.com/bordbia or http://www.bordbia.ie/qualitykitchen .

Visitors to the Quality Kitchen can watch a video of Neven’s tops tips for barbequing meat

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Wednesday, 10th July 2013

"Taste Waterford" sees Bodega and La Boheme restaurants combine their passion for good food, fresh local produce and Waterford heritage. Taking place every Wednesday, the evening consists of a three course meal in one restaurant, a guided tour through Waterford city centre, followed by a further three course feast of flavour in the second restaurant.

The initiative is the brainchild of Christine Theze of La Boheme and Cormac Cronin of Bodega, who have worked together on several projects in the past.

According to Christine, the idea came from their mutual love of local produce. "When it comes to locally sourced produce Cormac and I share the same philosophy. In Waterford and the South East we are blessed with a wonderful selection of producers supplying the highest calibre of seafood, meat, fruit, vegetables, dairy and breads."

"These local producers feature prominently on both restaurant’s

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Wednesday, 10th July 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

Early morning delight

There are many joys of raising children, but lie-ins are not one of them! Luckily for me and my husband, our children are all now teenagers, so when the weekend comes around, we can sleep on if we want to. Last weekend, however, we had to make a very early start for a trip to Galway, meaning I had to get up at 5.30am to walk our dogs before we left. It’s been a while since I was up this early, but I was rewarded with a magnificent morning that day.

The dawn has an atmosphere all of its own, featuring unique sounds, sights and smells. There is a beautiful silence that time of day – no

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Wednesday, 10th July 2013

Phil Prendergast MEP has praised the work of the European Parliament and fellow MEP Marian Harkin for their commitment to the community of carers in Ireland. Speaking in the Parliament, Ms. Prendergast highlighted the importance of continued supports for carers.

"Carers are the forgotten workers, the people who look after their loved ones and sacrifice so much. They seek to create better value for money by using extremely limited resources effectively.

"They want to prioritise service quality and continuity for the most vulnerable in our societies and as a result they help to deliver strategic improvements in public policy.

"Carers in Ireland provide 3.7 million hours per week and are dependent on financial supports from fundraisers, including Mini Marathons where up to 40,000 women take part. Aside from that, carers also support a wide range of charities and local fundraising.

"Funding for carers should

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Wednesday, 10th July 2013

Skin Cancer is the most common cancer in Ireland. This summer, the Marie Keating Foundation is answering the Burning Questions about sun safety through providing the facts about how to avoid getting sunburnt by using sun cream effectively and knowing how you can best protect yourself against Skin Cancer. As always, the focus is on prevention and early detection in the battle against cancer and it is important to be Sun Safe even if you feel the sun isn’t terribly strong.

1. Do you know you should use roughly 3 table spoons of sun cream every time you apply it?

2. Do you know you are most at risk from sunburn between 12pm and 4pm?

3. Do you know that you should use a MINIMUM SPF of 15?

Speaking about the importance of being safe in the

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Wednesday, 10th July 2013

As many students in the under 24 age group prepare for exams, results and to make important career decisions, new research commissioned by the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP) shows that more than 4 out of 5 (84%) Irish adults under 24 think counselling and psychotherapy should be free for medical card holders. The research also showed that 84% of adults would support free counselling and psychotherapy for those with a medical card.

"While counsellors and psychotherapists try to facilitate those seeking professional help, there are people who simply can’t afford to pay for the service, and as a result they are dealing with tough issues by themselves. This can have a negative effect on their overall health. The new research shows that people are in support of free counselling and psychotherapy services to help those suffering," said Naoise

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Wednesday, 10th July 2013

Resident Achievement Award recognises nursing home residents

Calling upon the people of Waterford! The closing date for nominations for the Nursing Homes Ireland (NHI) Care Awards 2013, in association with Homecare Medical Supplies, is Friday July 19th. NHI is now calling upon you to recognise and honour excellent care being provided in your local nursing homes!

The Awards, now running in their fourth year, will once again honour nursing home staff, residents and home themselves. Those interested in putting forward nominees are asked to visit http://www.nhicareawards.ie . This year’s awards ceremony will take place 7th November at Citywest Hotel, Co Dublin.

There are 9 private & voluntary nursing homes in Waterford providing essential care for 481 residents, employing 480+ persons.

Nurses, carers, caterers and ancillary workers working in NHI member homes are honoured at the prestigious awards ceremony. Nursing homes are also

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Wednesday, 10th July 2013

Macra’s Know Your Neighbour Weekend takes place this Week

"As we see continuing post office and Garda station closures, we need the added security and support of our communities more than ever", these were the words of Macra National President, Kieran O’Dowd, in advance of this week’s Know Your Neighbour Weekend. He continued, "Since the end of the economic boom, rural communities have been suffering from decreasing facilities and services. The impact of this can be clearly seen as our neighbours worry about their safety in their own homes. This is the time to pull together and work as a close knit community to support each other."

Know Your Neighbour Weekend, organised by Macra na Feirme, with the support of Irish Country Living and the Irish Farmers Journal, is a chance to build relationships which benefit communities in time of need. Groups

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    Time for a breakJust as the height of Summer begins it seems that it is also the time when our politicians begin their yearly departure from Dail Eireann. While not many professions get as much holiday time as politicians do you have to ask the question whether they merit such long breaks?There are many who would immediately answer that they don't really deserve such long holidays, that they barely seem to spend any time in the Dail at all and after all they are well remunerated for the long hours …

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