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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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Tuesday, 21st May 2013

The Europe Direct Information Centre was delighted to host a brace of Creative Cookery demonstrations at both Ardkeen and Central libraries in the city as part of the 2013 Bealtaine Festival for over 50's. Sean Mulvaney, owner of Café Lucia and Poppy's restaurants, used only fresh ingredients to give a creative happy twist to cooking food. The demonstrations were held in Ardkeen Library on Tuesday 7th May followed by a session at the Central Library on Wednesday 8th May. A large number of people attended on both days and there was a lively exchange of questions and comments between Sean and his audience on each occasion.

The Waterford Europe Direct Information Centre located at the Central Library actively promotes the Europe Strategy 2020 aims of a socially inclusive society for all

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Tuesday, 21st May 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.

Beating Exam Stress Naturally

It's that time of year again where stressed students, worried parents and concerned teachers are all thinking about exams. I'm often asked by all three if there are any natural tips and techniques that can be used to help reduce exam stress. My answer is "Yes!" – but first students need to remember common sense advice like being organised in their revision, taking regular breaks, and rewarding themselves for

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Letters to the Editor


    Religious ToleranceAt a public meeting last week to discuss the plans for a new mosque in Kilkenny, it seemed that out of the crowd of approximately 200 that attended, the overwhelming majority were against the idea. While it was reported that most people were against the addition of the mosque to Kilkenny life due to logistical reasons, it was also reported, and quite prominently, that there were more than a few people who were vocally opposed to the whole idea of a any sort of mosque being built on rel …

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