For Library staff, a weekly break to breathe, stretch and let go

first_img Read Full Story Every week, Marilyn Morgan, manuscript cataloger at Radcliffe’s Schlesinger Library, leads chair yoga for librarians. “I find that librarians especially tend to be very service-oriented and put themselves last,” Morgan said. “We often feel guilty about taking time for ourselves. This class is great because anyone can carve out 30 minutes once a week.”The class starts with a simple breathing exercise; it also serves to reset posture—which has a tendency to sag after a few hours in front of a screen. She then moves on to gentle neck stretches, seated spine twists and hand and wrist stretches, which are especially helpful for people who type a lot. Morgan ends with a series of stretches for hamstrings and hips. “I choose exercises that can easily be done at your desk,” Morgan said. “I suggest that everyone take a few minutes each day to stretch and breathe.”Morgan holds a Ph.D. in American history, but she’s also always been interested in health and wellness, especially yoga; she was trained at the Baron Baptiste Power Yoga Institute in Cambridge. Morgan began teaching the weekly class for library staff in fall 2011, an idea she first proposed to the Harvard Library Strategic Conversations committee.“We live in a culture that cultivates stress,” Morgan said. “I love the Harvard Library community, so I am so glad to be able to share my skills with other staff members. I appreciate knowing that the Harvard Library supports this emphasis on wellness.”last_img read more

Greenwood continues remarkable rise as Man Utd sweep Villa aside

first_imgTeenage sensation, Mason Greenwood, found the net once more as Man Utd boosted their Champions League qualification hopes with a comfortable 3-0 victory at Villa. The visitors were the first to carve out the game’s first real chance, but Jack Grealish failed to capitalise on the opportunity. The playmaker drifted out into a pocket of space at the far post and met in inswinging cross first time, but his left-footed volley failed to trouble David De Gea. The Villans came closer following the drinks break after what could’ve been a costly error from Paul Pogba. The Frenchman dawdled on the ball in midfield and was dispossessed by Trezeguet. The Villa forward raced towards goal, but his curled effort cannoned away off of the post to keep the scores deadlocked. That missed chance was swiftly punished minutes later, when Bruno Fernandes contentiously won a penalty after being fouled inches inside the Villa box. The Portuguese playmaker resumed penalty taking duties from Marcus Rashford and duly slotted home the game’s opening goal. Man Utd’s lead was doubled on the stroke of half time via the increasingly impressive Mason Greenwood.Advertisement Promoted ContentSome Impressive And Almost Shocking Robots That Exist7 Most Asntonishing Train Stations In The WorldContemplate Life At These 10 Stargazing LocationsThailand’s 10 Most Iconic LandmarksThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Look At Something Beautiful That Wasn’t Made By A Human Being8 Ways Drones Will Automate Our FutureBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better The youngster received the ball 20 yards out after a neat one-two with Anthony Martial, and rifled home a powerful strike that left Pepe Reina no chance in the Villa goal. Following the break, it was Pogba’s turn to get in on the action. Receiving the ball on the edge of the box direct from a corner, Pogba took two touches to set himself, before curling a fine effort inside Reina’s far post to make it 3-0. read also:Man Utd chief puts six players up for sale to fund Sancho’s transfer Martial saw an effort strike the woodwork after the hour mark, but it mattered not with Villa rarely offering a credible threat in the Utd half. Utd retained the bulk of posession and controlled the play as the match drew to a close, and ultimately secured a 3-0 victory that kept up the pressure on Champions League rivals Leicester and Chelsea. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Loading… last_img read more

UWF Volleyball Alaska Bound !!

first_imgUWF Volleyball Alaska Bound !! Aug. 29, 2007PENSACOLA, Fla. – To the great white north, go the 4-0 Argo Volleyball team. “This should be a really good experience to deal with travel and competing,” claims Head Coach Melissa Wolter. “This is a worse case scenario (All day travel covering two time zones) to go to a new climate and surrounding, and if we can be successful, then we can handle anything down the road” (post season travel situations).The team departs Pensacola at 11:00 AM on Wednesday August 29, and arrives in Fairbanks, Alaska at Midnight. Thursday is an acclimatization day, with an afternoon practice. The Argos first contest is against Humboldt State at 6 PM Central time (4 PM Alaska) on Friday evening. On Saturday, UWF plays Alaska-Fairbanks at 11 AM CT, and Hawaii-Hilo at 6 PM CT. The team will depart Fairbanks at 11 AM Sunday, and land back in Pensacola 22 hours later.The Argos are coming off a four Match sweep during the opening weekend of the season. The victories were convincing, and the team hopes to carry the momentum to Alaska. The competition in the Nanook Classic Tournament is solid, with all three opponents off to good starts like UWF. The host school for the Tournament is the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and the Nanooks Volleyball team is off to a 4-1 start, while Hawaii-Hilo is off to a 3-1 start with their only lost coming to Alaska Fairbanks last weekend. Meanwhile, Humboldt Sate (from Arcata, California) has started the season at 3-2.Isabela Gualberto leads the Argos with 59 kills thru four matches. Gualberto has an impressive Attack Pct. of .336, while the Argos as a team are hitting .261 to their opponents .125 Attack Pct. Danielle Spitzer (.370) and Kara Gonzalez (.611) have come off the bench to provide some very efficient instant offense. Meanwhile, Jerica Carter is leading the defense with 67 digs thru four matches. Setter Madeline Gonzalez has 171 assists so far for the season, while the Argos opponents have only put up a combined total of 152.Adding to the Argos offense to start the season is some productive attack numbers from Kimberly Clark (47 kills), Luciana Rapach (24 kills), Sarah Harrison (17 kills), and Chelsea Wilhoite (29 kills). The balanced offense gives the Argos the great opportunity to keep the game plan unpredictable.The video webcast of all three games that the West Florida Volleyball team is scheduled to play in Fairbanks, Alaska will be available to the public. Fans can access the games for $4.50, by going to or, or go the link on the right toolbar on this page. Print Friendly Version Sharelast_img read more

Syracuse basketball recruiting: SU reportedly offers Class of 2016 center Taurean Thompson

first_img Published on September 2, 2015 at 10:29 am Contact Chris: [email protected] | @ChrisLibonati Syracuse has reportedly offered Class of 2016 four-star recruit Taurean Thompson. The news was first reported by 6-foot-10 big man is ranked No. 91 in his class and No. 18 at his position, and has offers from Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Oklahoma and Temple among others, according to Scout. He plays for the New Jersey Playaz AAU team and attends Brewster (New Hampshire) Academy. Former Brewster players C.J. Fair, Ron Patterson and Chris McCullough have played for Syracuse.Thompson could add to a roster that’s thin at center. Next year SU will have to rely on senior DaJuan Coleman and junior Chinonso Obokoh after Class of 2015 signee Moustapha Diagne was not cleared in time by the NCAA. In 2016-17, SU will have Providence transfer Paschal Chukwu, who is sitting out this year because of NCAA transfer rules.Matthew Moyer and Tyus Battle have already committed to SU’s Class of 2016 and are ranked No. 75 and No. 24 in the class by Scout. Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more