England is surprised at itself, or at least so say the voices most raised in public. A country proud of its tolerance with some cause has been ‘polarised’ by the Brexit argument, it is sai[...] This story is for Premium subscribers only Registered users get 5 regular articles & 1 free Premium article per week. … [Read more...] about Fionnuala O Connor: Don’t imagine the English Brexit meltdown is good for us
Q: WHAT are the advantages of reading aloud to my children? I'm so busy that sometimes it's easier just to play them an audio-book.A: Meghan Cox Gurdon, author of The Enchanted Hour, says: "As a mum of five, I understand. It can feel as though there's not enough time in the day to cross off half the items on the to-do list, let alone add a new one. But here's what you need to know: Reading aloud is the single best way to give your children the good things they need to thrive in life."It's also – and this is the bonus for busy parents – perhaps the most efficient miracle of multitasking ever devised. When you sit down with a book and a child (having turned off your technology, lest it interfere or distract), you unleash a tsunami of neurochemical benefits. Stress and anxiety diminish, while feelings of relaxation and mutual trust increase."For babies and young children, looking at pictures while listening to a story engages deep brain networks, helping to create the … [Read more...] about Ask the Expert: If you’re busy, is an audio-book as good as reading to your children?
CLIFTONVILLE chairman Gerard Lawlor last night thanked the club's supporters for their "continued patience and understanding" over off-field disciplinary issues after announcing a new interim management team.Highly regarded coach Michael Press will take the first team reins with assistants and former Reds players Barry Johnston and Marc Smyth following the departure of Barry Gray last weekend. In an in-depth statement the Reds chief addressed a number of issues including what seemed an obvious reference to the conviction of Jay Donnelly for a sex offence last week. The north Belfast club has been criticised for not taking definitive action over the club's striker who is awaiting sentencing for distributing an indecent image of a minor."I am well aware that it is not just on-field matters that have made things extremely difficult for our supporters of late," said Lawlor."I know many of you will have gone to your places of work or recreation and faced some unwelcome questions and … [Read more...] about Cliftonville chairman Gerard Lawlor announces new interim team
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Breanne Kovatch and Abigail Feldman Globe Correspondents January 22, 2019 Boston police are looking for a woman who went missing from a bar near Faneuil Hall on Saturday night, officials said.Olivia Ambrose, 23, who is also known as Liviy, was last seen Saturday at around 10 p.m. near Hennessy’s Bar at 25 Union St., according to police and her family. Her twin sister, Franny Ambrose, said suveillance footage shows Olivia leaving the bar with a man. Advertisement It was not immediately clear where the surveillance footage was obtained, and police could not confirm on Monday whether Olivia had left with a man. Get Metro Headlines in your inbox: The 10 top local news stories from metro Boston and around New England delivered daily. Thank you for signing up! Sign up for more newsletters here The two sisters, along with some friends, had … [Read more...] about Boston police searching for 23-year-old woman last seen at downtown bar
Becky Bohrer, Associated Press Updated 5:31 pm PST, Monday, January 21, 2019 FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, file photo, Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy is shown during a Cabinet meeting at the state Capitol in Juneau, Alaska. Gov. Mike Dunleavy, a Republican former state senator, is preparing for his first State of the State speech even though the House has yet to formally accept his request to deliver the address Tuesday, Jan. 22, before a joint session. The House lacks an organized majority, which means it is limited in what business it can take up until a permanent speaker is elected. The Senate has accepted Dunleavy's request. less FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, file photo, Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy is shown during a Cabinet meeting at the state Capitol in Juneau, Alaska. Gov. Mike Dunleavy, a Republican former state senator, is ... more Photo: Becky Bohrer, AP … [Read more...] about Alaska governor prepares for first State of State speech