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Wednesday, 4th April 2018

By Bill Sones and Rich Sones, PhD

Q. How did WCopyfind, software typically used to detect plagiarism, help illuminate inspiration for some of William Shakespeare’s plays?

A. Of course, researcher Dennis McCarthy and English professor June Schlueter are not suggesting that William Shakespeare plagiarized, writes Michael Blanding in the "New York Times,” but rather that the Bard read and was inspired by an unpublished manuscript ("A Brief Discourse of Rebellion and Rebels”) written in the late 1500s by George North, a minor figure in the court of Queen Elizabeth. Combining WCopyfind and literary analysis, McCarthy and Schlueter conclude that Shakespeare likely consulted North’s manuscript to write eleven plays, including "King Lear,” "Macbeth,” "Richard III” and "Henry V.” Their focus was common words and phrases: For example, in the manuscript’s dedication, North urged those who see themselves as ugly to strive to be

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Wednesday, 4th April 2018

Waterford Today weekly horoscopes

Wednesday 28th March - Tuesday 3rd April

Aries 21st March-21st April

March ends with a blue full moon in Libra on the 31st slap back in your partnership house. The second full moon of the month, this one is asking you to take a look at your relationships, all of them, and see which are worth your time and which aren’t. You yourself recognise which friends you can really turn to in a crisis, and which are just there for the good times. Mercury is retrograde again so watch your words!

Taurus 22nd April-21st May

A certain amount of 'brain fog’ is likely now and you feel as if you can barely string a couple of thoughts together. You can thank good old Mercury retrograde for this. Don’t plan to take the world by storm this week, or it may feel

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Wednesday, 4th April 2018

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

Investigate all avenues

When I was doing my training as a homeopath and kinesiologist in London some 25 years ago, I had the great good fortune of securing a work placement with Roger Dyson. As well as being a natural born healer, Roger is also a natural born teacher. I benefitted enormously from the time he generously gave to me, and will always be grateful for the kindness, patience and knowledge that he shared so freely.

I recall him telling me the story of a man who came to see him with a prostate problem. The man was a high flying executive with excellent health insurance, and he had been to see virtually every expert consultant in London’s Harley Street

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Wednesday, 4th April 2018

Stratus Healthcare is Ireland’s first online healthcare hub with a unique offering that strives to provide the best quality service for all health and wellbeing. Together with an online Pharmacy, they offer a full range of high quality mobility aids. They also have a team of dedicated salespeople willing to go the extra mile to make your healthcare hassle-free.

Stratus Healthcare have a new PharmaChat service which allows you instant feedback on your health queries from a qualified pharmacist. Also on offer on the website are online mental health programmes as well as a full sport and fitness section.

Now with a brand new showroom at Unit 8D, Cleaboy Business Park, Waterford, contact 1850 940 800, visit http://www.stratushealthcare.ie or follow them on social media #stratushealthcare

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Wednesday, 4th April 2018

Minister of State for Health Promotion, Catherine Byrne TD yesterday launched Organ Donor Awareness week and thanked the Irish Kidney Association, who this year are celebrating their 40th anniversary, for carrying out incredible work to raise awareness of the importance and value of organ donation.

Speaking at the launch, Minister Byrne said "I am committed to building on the continued success we are seeing in the area of organ donation and transplantation, and I want to ensure that Ireland ranks among the most successful countries in terms of the number of people who donate their organs, the number of transplants that arise from these generous donations and the subsequent quality of life of organ recipients."

The Minister highlighted the record number of organ donors and transplants in 2017 which saw 311 transplants from 150 donors, improving on the previous record of 127

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Wednesday, 28th March 2018

Waterford Garden Plant Society

The next lecture of the above society will be held on Wednesday 4th April when Gerry Harford of the Potting Shed, Camolin will speak on "Treasured Items" - a selection of favourite plants and why they have become firm favourites.

Non-members welcome. Meetings are held at 7.30pm in St. Benildus Hall next to the Church. For information on the Society please phone Margaret on 087 2209026 or George on 051 851558.

Fenor Bingo Easter Special

Fenor Bingo Easter Special will take place on Friday Arpil 6th at Fenor National School Hall at 8pm. Bus will leave Riverstown at 7.15pm. A great night is assured. Don't miss it.

The Company Club

The Company Club would like to invite you to a night of music and craic on Wednesday night in the Roanmore Centre. Music on the night is by Soundwave 9 - 11pm.

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Wednesday, 28th March 2018

Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan

March 2018

Question

My partner and I have been unable to get a mortgage to buy our own home. Will we be eligible for the new Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan?

Answer

The new Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan provides mortgages to first-time buyers at reduced interest rates (2%–2.3%) to buy new or second-hand properties or to build a home. You can choose to fix the rates for the full term of the mortgage, so you have the same repayments for the whole time you are repaying the loan.

To qualify for a loan under the scheme:

- You must be a first-time buyer aged between 18 and 70 years of age

- Your income cannot be more than €50,000 (?75,000 for joint applicants)

- You must have a deposit of at least 10% of the purchase price of the property

- You must have evidence of two

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Wednesday, 28th March 2018

By Bill Sones and Rich Sones, PhD

Q. How did WCopyfind, software typically used to detect plagiarism, help illuminate inspiration for some of William Shakespeare’s plays?

A. Of course, researcher Dennis McCarthy and English professor June Schlueter are not suggesting that William Shakespeare plagiarized, writes Michael Blanding in the "New York Times," but rather that the Bard read and was inspired by an unpublished manuscript ("A Brief Discourse of Rebellion and Rebels") written in the late 1500s by George North, a minor figure in the court of Queen Elizabeth. Combining WCopyfind and literary analysis, McCarthy and Schlueter conclude that Shakespeare likely consulted North’s manuscript to write eleven plays, including "King Lear," "Macbeth," "Richard III" and "Henry V." Their focus was common words and phrases: For example, in the manuscript’s dedication, North urged those who see themselves as ugly to strive to be

Read More »

Wednesday, 28th March 2018

Waterford Today weekly horoscopes

Wednesday 28th February - Tuesday 3rd April

Aries 21st March-21st April

March ends with a blue full moon in Libra on the 31st slap back in your partnership house. The second full moon of the month, this one is asking you to take a look at your relationships, all of them, and see which are worth your time and which aren’t. You yourself recognise which friends you can really turn to in a crisis, and which are just there for the good times. Mercury is retrograde again so watch your words!

Taurus 22nd April-21st May

A certain amount of ‘brain fog’ is likely now and you feel as if you can barely string a couple of thoughts together. You can thank good old Mercury retrograde for this. Don’t plan to take the world by storm this week, or it may feel

Read More »

Wednesday, 28th March 2018

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

The Sound of Silence

Continuing my review of the book "Power Vs Force: The Hidden Determinants of Human Behaviour" by Dr David R. Hawkins, this week I’m covering his thoughts on the importance of silencing the mind and banishing negative thoughts.

A reminder that Dr Hawkins was an American medical doctor who moved from a career in psychiatry to a life where he researched different ways of healing and lectured on spiritual teaching.

Dr Hawkins believed that the ability to find more inner peace, presence and awareness could help both his patients and himself in every day life and living. He writes: "When the mind grows silent, the thought, "I am," also disappears, and Pure Awareness shines forth to illuminate what

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