Death Comes for the Archbishop – Important Work of Historical Fiction

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Death Comes for the Archbishop

A program manager at UBS, Tim (Timothy) Shields holds an MBA from Stanford University and a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. Alongside his leadership on a variety of technology projects at UBS, Tim Shields enjoys reading works such as Willa Cather’s classic, Death Comes for the Archbishop.

Death Comes for the Archbishop is a 1927 novel in which Cather records the history of a real bishop in New Mexico in the mid-1800s, John Baptist Lamy. The main character, whom she calls Jean Marie Latour, gives readers deep insight into the personal struggles of a missionary in the territory of New Mexico.

In addition to his own loneliness, Latour faces obstacles from corrupt Spanish priests who have sought their own good instead of that of the souls they serve. He builds friendships with a Navajo chief and Kit Carson, and dreams of someday constructing a cathedral in the town of Santa Fe.

Willa Cather’s sparse yet descriptive language helps the reader to enter into the wilderness with Latour. Further, her portrayal of his experience illuminates the power of love and faith to bridge the greatest cultural differences.


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Developing a Sustainable, Impactful Running and Cycling Routine


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Running and Cycling

Timothy “Tim” Shields is a graduate of Stanford University’s master’s in business administration A graduate of Stanford University’s master’s in business administration program, Timothy “Tim” Shields serves as the director of program and program portfolio management at UBS. Outside of work, Tim Shields enjoys staying active through a combination of running and cycling.

When starting a biking and running plan, start with short base runs, to evaluate your endurance levels while building aerobic capabilities. Begin at a neutral pace and test yourself toward the end of the run with a pace that causes a real sweat. Use a similar approach to finding your ideal workout on the bike and then alternate the modes of exercise throughout the week, with at least one rest day scheduled in for recovery.

As you progress, start to incorporate easier and harder-effort workouts on specific days as a way of building endurance and gradually testing your limits. Mix longer runs and rides with speed work, as well as hill and tempo workouts. Remember to keep one or two easy days in the mix, which will consolidate gains and give your muscles some much-needed rest.

Philadelphia Eagles’ All-Time Rushing Leaders

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LeSean McCoy

A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Stanford University, Timothy “Tim” Shields has provided software support for financial organizations for over 20 years and presently serves as a program manager for UBS. When he isn’t completing technology-related tasks for UBS, Tim Shields enjoys following his favorite National Football League (NFL) team, the Philadelphia Eagles.

Since 1933, 19 players have rushed for over 2,000 yards while representing the Eagles. Below are the franchise’s all-time leading rushers.

1. LeSean McCoy – Selected by the Eagles in the second round of the 2009 NFL draft, McCoy rushed for 6,792 yards and scored 44 touchdowns through six seasons as a member of the Eagles. He set a career-high in 2013 with 1,607 rushing yards.

2. Wilbert Montgomery – A sixth-round pick by the Eagles in the 1977 NFL draft, Montgomery accumulated 6,538 rushing yards over eight seasons in Philadelphia. He played seven games with the Detroit Lions in 1985 before retiring.

3. Brian Westbrook – Picked in the third round of the 2002 NFL draft, Westbrook also played eight seasons with the Eagles, during which time he recorded 5,995 rushing yards. He had the best year of his career in 2007, when he led the league in yards from scrimmage with 2,104 and scored seven rushing touchdowns and five receiving touchdowns.

Eagles Enter 2017 Season With Revamped Wide Receiving Core

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The Eagles

A program manager for UBS in Chicago, Stanford University graduate Timothy “Tim” Shields has worked in the financial sector since 1993. When he isn’t completing long-term process projects such as modernizing UBS’ video conferencing assets, Tim Shields enjoys following his favorite National Football League (NFL) team, the Philadelphia Eagles.

The Eagles missed the playoffs in 2016 despite a decent rookie campaign by quarterback Carson Wentz. The second overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft threw for 3,782 passing yards, yet only one of the team’s wide receivers finished within the top 50 league-wide in receiving yards. Jordan Matthews finished 48th, with 804 yards, while Dorial Green-Beckham was 124th, with 392 yards. Tight end Zach Ertz and running back Darren Sproles cracked the top 120, but it was clear the team needed help at the wide receiver position.

Recognizing that area of weakness, the Eagles management wasted little time in reaching out to free agents. On the morning of March 9, it was announced that the team signed Torrey Smith to a three-year, $15 million contract. The former San Francisco 49er ranks second among active wide receivers in yards per reception and should provide Wentz with a passing option down the field. The Eagles added an additional threat to its wide receiving core later that afternoon when it signed former Chicago Bear Alshon Jeffery to a one-year, $14 million contract. The 27 year old has acquired 4,549 receiving yards and 26 touchdowns since entering the league in 2012.

Philadelphia Eagles Lose CB Ron Brooks to Season-Ending Injury

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Ron Brooks

An MBA graduate of Stanford University, Timothy “Tim” Shields serves as director of program portfolio management at UBS in Chicago. Outside of his professional activities at UBS, Tim Shields enjoys following his favorite NFL team, the Philadelphia Eagles.

The Philadelphia Eagles starting lineup recently took a hit when cornerback Ron Brooks ruptured his right quadriceps tendon during the team’s 21-10 victory over the Vikings on Sunday, October 23, 2016. Brooks suffered the injury during the first quarter of the game and was carted off the field. On Monday, coach Doug Pedersen announced that the injury would require surgery and that Brooks would be unable to play the rest of the season.

Brooks, a five-year pro out of LSU, just joined the Eagles from the Buffalo Bills and quickly found a spot as the team’s top slot cornerback. This season, Brooks had 12 solo tackles and two assists and provided the team with a boost of energy defending opposing teams’ passing and run games. With Brooks out for the season, the Eagles will likely rely on their top three safeties to take turns filling in at the cornerback spot.

Arnaldur Indridason – An Icelandic Writer of Crime Fiction

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Arnaldur Indridason

A certified public accountant with an MBA from Stanford University, Timothy “Tim” Shields manages programs and program portfolios for UBS in Chicago. In his free time outside of UBS, Tim Shields enjoys running, biking, and reading. He lists Arnaldur Indridason among his favorite authors of all time.

Born in Reykjavík, Iceland, in 1961, Arnaldur Indridason is a Nordic writer of crime fiction who published his first book, Sons of Earth, in 1997. Most of Indridason’s books feature the protagonist Inspector Erlendur Sveinsson, an enigmatic and antisocial character who spends his time investigating cases and obsessing over stories and legends about people who have gone missing in the wilds of Iceland.

Through Erlendur’s investigations and struggles with personal turmoil, Indridason provides readers with insight into Icelandic culture and history. His novels touch on a range of topics, including criminal justice, racism, immigration, and corporate greed. Indridason’s books also feature themes that pay homage to the Icelandic literary tradition of the saga.

Indridason’s Erlendur series comprises over a dozen books, including the recent Into Oblivion, which was released in February 2016. Over the years, Indridason has received the Crime Writers’ Association Gold Dagger for Silence award, the Glass Key Award, and other literary prizes. His novels, which are available in 25 countries, have sold more than 5 million copies worldwide.