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Tuesday, 11th June 2013

Tramore GIY have arranged a very special outing for their June meeting (today) Wednesday, 12th June. They will be visiting the kitchen garden of the renowned Tannery Restaurant in Dungarvan and well-known chef Paul Flynn is putting on tapas and wine after the visit. The cost per head will be €15. If you would like to join your fellow GIYers for what promises to be a fun evening for both gardeners and foodies, you can book a place by calling Sally on 086 3695252 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. document.getElementById('cloakde87e24311b36f333a0bb18ae799d508').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addyde87e24311b36f333a0bb18ae799d508 = 'giytramore' + '@'; addyde87e24311b36f333a0bb18ae799d508 = addyde87e24311b36f333a0bb18ae799d508 + 'gmail' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_textde87e24311b36f333a0bb18ae799d508 =

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Tuesday, 11th June 2013

Fáilte Ireland has published the long-list of 45 towns and villages from across the country that is being considered for the 2013 Tourism Towns Award(for complete long-list see notes to editor).  Three of County Waterford towns and villages on the list are Dungarvan, Ballymacarby and Lismore.    

The Tourism Town award, now in its second year, is designed to recognise Irish towns and villages where the local community goes the extra mile to enhance their appeal to tourists.  The top ten "Highly Commended Tourism Towns" will be announced at the National Tidy Towns Awards later in year with the overall winner to be announced by Fáilte Ireland in November.

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Tuesday, 11th June 2013

With the summer weather finally here and Mr. Sun looking like he is going to stay around for the next week or two, Dogs Trust Ireland’s largest dog welfare charity has compiled six essential tips for dog owners all over the country to help their hounds beat the heat.

You can keep your dog healthy and happy by following just a few tips:

- Keep him in the shade during the hottest part of the day.

- NEVER leave him in the car in warm weather, even if it feels cool outside.

- Avoid long car journeys in hot weather, if you need to travel, avoid the heat of the day.

- Clip fur and apply pet sun cream to easily burned areas: nose, ears, eyelids and belly. DON'T use human sun cream - it can

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Tuesday, 11th June 2013

On Sunday 23rd June from 2-4pm, The People's Park in Waterford City will come alive with high-flying BMX action. Bike Week and Waterford Sports Partnership present 'Jam in the Park', an event being held as part of national Bike Week.

This year will see an extra 'Jam' included for the guys on the Scooters! Riders are encouraged to enter this event, free of charge and witness local BMX talent exhibit their skills and tricks. A range of spot prizes up will be up for grabs. The 'Jam' will be judged by Waterford legend, Jason Phelan, who will also entertain us with an exhibition of his skills. Jason is a professional BMX rider, sponsored by Wethepeople Bikes and by Nike, who has now established himself as one of

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Tuesday, 11th June 2013

Retired Waterford primary teacher John Connolly was presented with the internationally prestigious Ireland Medal by Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan during a recent Lifesaving Foundation drowning prevention conference in Meath. The Ireland Medal is 'awarded to an Irish person or organisation or to a person of Irish descent in recognition of an exceptional contribution to saving lives from drowning'.

Addressing the conference, Commissioner Callinan stated that in the previous 40 years John Connolly had made an exceptional contribution to saving lives from drowning by promoting swimming instruction in schools, by founding lifeguard clubs and training lifeguards on behalf of The Royal Life Saving Society in Ireland, by promoting the establishment of national lifesaving organisations in developing countries around the world, and in organising international drowning prevention conferences. He was aware that John

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Tuesday, 11th June 2013

Waterford City Councillor John Hearne said there have been a worrying number of gas and electricity disconnections in 2012.

Speaking following the release of the Commission for Energy Regulation's Electricity and Gas Retail Markets Annual Report for 2012, Cllr Hearne said:

"Over 14,000 homes were disconnected from electricity in 2012 and over 7,000 homes were disconnected from gas. The number of gas disconnections has increased by 82%.

"This is a startling number. Many families are unable to provide heat and light in their homes.

"The Commission for Energy Regulation must act to introduce guidelines to allow families to budget their electricity and gas usage better.

"Currently only customers in significant arrears can avail of the pre-pay metering system. Customers who are not in arrears must use private companies to install prepay meters on which they pay a charge, resulting in higher energy costs.

"Prepay meters must

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Tuesday, 11th June 2013

By Bill Sones and Rich Sones, PhD

Q. With gazillions of staphylococci adding their fishy or wet-diaper aromas to gazillions of micrococci that break down sweat into the anti-floral, anti-social notes of smokestack sulphur, rotten eggs and Limburger cheese, is it any wonder that so many feet smell to high heaven?

A. Bare feet generally don't smell, shoes do, says author William A. Rossi ("The Sex Life of the Foot and Shoe," etc). Easy solution: Rotate your shoes, airing them out for at least 24 hours.

Next curiosity: Whose feet give off the bigger stink, men's or women's? Men's, because guys are more often wedded to a single pair of clodhoppers, donning them day after day. Plus, male toes are bigger and stick together more, so sweat gets stuck in between. Typically, an adult foot has about 100,000 sweat glands, giving off about

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Tuesday, 11th June 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.

Reader's question:

"I have noticed recently that my female cat, Bella, has a bad smell from her breath and has slowed down a lot when she is eating her food. She is only six years old, but is it possible that she has bad teeth at this age? What can be done about it?"

Dear reader, it is quite possible that your cat's symptoms of bad breath, also called halitosis, and difficulty with eating are being caused by dental disease. It is quite a common problem in

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Tuesday, 11th June 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

Someone with an expertise in the law will emerge into your world just at the moment when those skills are most needed. Someone who has been struggling to make inroads into a different

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Tuesday, 11th June 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.

Keeping the dream alive

Ten years ago, my family and I moved from London to live in Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny. My husband Jerry and I reversed roles – I went to work as a natural health practitioner whilst he stayed at home and looked after our children, who at the time were aged, 3, 4, 4 (twins!) and 7.

As much as possible, we shared our duties to help each other. Every article I write

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    Cold war reheatedThe nerve agent attack on former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia has without a doubt ratcheted up tensions between not only the United KIngdom and Russia but also the entire Western Alliance. Such a blatant attack using nerve agents has not been seen on European soil since the Second World War and is being directly attributed by the British as a direct attack by the Russians. British Prime Minister Theresa May has already brought to a halt high level relations between …

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