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Reed says U.S. team has ‘moved past’ Ryder Cup, but controversy lingers

first_imgNASSAU, Bahamas – With three birdies over his final five holes on Thursday at the Hero World Challenge, Patrick Reed marched off the course with a share of the lead and the look of a man without a care in the world. Tiger Woods’ personal member-member on this posh slice of Caribbean paradise is Reed’s fourth event since the U.S. Ryder Cup team took a TKO in Paris. For Reed, the matches and whatever madness the biennial event created is ancient history. “It’s been, I don’t know how many weeks, but it’s been, in the golf world, it’s been a long time, a long time ago,” Reed said. “All of us on our side have moved past that. You know, basically when the tournament was over, all of us moved past it and we’re just kind of getting ready for hopefully two years.” For Reed there’s nothing worth seeing in the rear-view mirror. You know the deal, onward and upward. But there’s a good chance that not everyone has “moved past” the American’s comments in the ugly aftermath of the U.S. team’s 7-point loss. While the other members of Team USA took the high road in defeat, Reed vented in an interview that cut deep into a locker room that was supposed to be unified. “The issue’s obviously with Jordan [Spieth] not wanting to play with me. I don’t have any issue with Jordan. When it comes right down to it, I don’t care if I like the person I’m paired with or if the person likes me as long as it works and it sets up the team for success,” Reed told the New York Times, adding, “For somebody as successful in the Ryder Cup as I am, I don’t think it’s smart to sit me twice.” Your browser does not support iframes. Full-field scores from the Hero World Challenge Hero World Challenge: Articles, photos and videos Specifically Reed didn’t like captain Jim Furyk’s decision to pair Spieth, who had teamed with Reed to go 8-1-3 in previous Ryder and Presidents cups, with childhood friend Justin Thomas or the skipper’s decision to limit Reed – who had earned the title “Captain America” for his inspired play in previous matches – to just two starts in the team frame. Never mind that Reed badly lost both of those team matches while paired with Woods, or that Spieth and Thomas combined to go 3-1-0 and were the U.S. side’s most productive twosome. Reed confirmed on Thursday in Albany that he hasn’t spoken to either Furyk or Spieth since the Ryder Cup, telling the New York Post, “[Spieth] has my number.” It’s exactly the kind of dogged attitude that makes Reed such a formidable opponent that can also explain why he’s decided to double down on his take that communication from the top down was poor for the U.S. team. Reed has spoken to Woods, who will captain next year’s Presidents Cup team, about what may have or have not gone wrong at Le Golf National. “We spoke after the Ryder Cup for a long period of time and, you know, we talked amongst us and it will stay between us,” Woods said on Thursday. Ryder Cups tend to create these types of evergreen tales precisely because of this kind of locker room mentality. It’s simply the nature of the news vacuum – where facts are scarce, speculation flourishes. What we know is that Reed was told he was not going to play with Spieth before the matches, and according to other members of the U.S. team, Furyk was an engaging and open captain. What we know is that Reed was sent out alongside Woods, his childhood hero who he still emulates on PGA Tour Sundays by wearing Tiger’s signature red and black attire. It should have been a privilege, not a penance. What we know is that Reed struggled on the rough-choked course like the vast majority of U.S. players. “We got outplayed from top to bottom,” Reed said. “They played some amazing golf and at the end of the day whoever’s playing the best, especially with how deep our teams are on both sides, is going to win the cup,” Reed said. What remains unknown is the path forward. It’s up to Woods now as captain of next year’s U.S. team to put this right. The relationship between Reed and Spieth, which was always driven by an intense desire to beat each other as well as their opponents, is now fractured, perhaps beyond repair. Asked on Day 1 in the Bahamas if he felt like the issue needed to be resolved, Reed didn’t offer much daylight. “I don’t think anything needs to be resolved,” Reed said. “I’ve seen all the guys and we’ve talked to all the guys and we’ve all moved past that.” Reed has “moved past” the Ryder Cup, that much is clear. Whether Spieth and the American team’s leadership have reached similar epiphanies remains to be seen. Captain America explained in the immediate aftermath of the matches that you don’t have to like someone to work with them, but you do have to trust them. Reed’s actions may have violated that all-important truth.last_img read more

“Are you living or just not dying?”

first_img 35SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Jeff Owen Jeff has over 12 years of experience in the financial services arena. Prior to Rochdale, Jeff worked at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, and was part of the … Web: www.rochdaleparagon.com Details I don’t know if any of you are like me, but living in a house with children seems to dictate the type of entertainment that I get to enjoy.  For any of you that have not seen the Croods, an animated film set in the pre-historic era, it follows the supposed lone surviving cave-family, the challenges they face and ultimate opportunities that come about from a previously unknown genius that eventually leads the family in its search for a new home.  The movie contained a few key lines that took me back to some board rooms and credit unions that I had visited over the past few years.  The teenage cave-daughter, describes her family’s survival at one point by stating, “My family has always survived by living by my dad’s one rule: never leave the cave. We never had the chance to explore the outside world, but what we didn’t know is that our world was about to change.”Following the advice of their dad that ‘new was always bad’, and to ‘never not be afraid’, the family survived by hunkering in its cave as the community outside was changing and things were underway that would affect their ability to survive.  Without the renegade daughter failing to heed the advice of her dad, the family would have surely perished.At one pivotal point in the family’s journey, the daughter tells her dad that he has to stop worrying so much.  While he exclaims that it is his job to worry, she exclaims that the rules don’t work out here.  In a typical dad/daughter exchange, dad comes back with a “well, they (the rules) have kept us alive.”  The line that most stood out to me and caused me to really consider the discussions that I had participated in over the past few years was the daughter’s response: “That wasn’t living!  That was just …. ‘not dying!’  There’s a difference.”I wonder how many credit unions have settled with purely ‘not dying’.  I have spent the majority of my time over the past few years assisting credit unions with implementing or running enterprise risk management programs and wrestling through annual strategic planning processes.  In many cases, discussions are focused on day-to-day affairs and considerations of the organization’s biggest risks and what can be done to mitigate them.  This is an absolute necessity and should be core to each and every financial institution’s management toolbox.  However, the discussion must evolve beyond the world we live in today as we take a hard look at what is going on in the outside world and be willing to explore the unknown that will inevitably push us outside our comfort zone.One such exercise consists of engaging your board and senior management in a discussion around the organization’s risk appetite.  Risk appetite helps describe the organization’s willingness to assume risk in its pursuit of value.  It is part of the tool set we use to shape organizational performance and manage our approach to achieving organizational goals and strategies.  It has the opportunity to help the credit union not only manage risk, but enhance its overall performance.Much as we as individuals maintain a risk appetite, an organization also has an appetite for risk, although it usually goes unwritten and unspoken.  Decision makers across the organization are left to their own interpretation of the organization’s appetite for risk as they attempt to ferret out which opportunities to pursue, which obstacles to avoid and the speed at which they should operate.A clearly defined and articulated risk appetite statement from the board and/or senior management provides a basis for which the risk culture of the organization can be more fully understood.  It provides a general sense of direction to personnel across the organization, using broad statements to describe what the organization will and won’t do and how the organization will respond to certain challenges.  Well thought out and clearly written risk appetite statements give a green light to management to step out of the cave, closely examine the environment and make proactive decisions that will push the organization forward.We have found the use of qualitative appetite statements beneficial as you begin the risk appetite process.  Facilitated dialogue with directors and senior managers around several key components and stakeholder needs allows the credit union’s leadership to debate differences in the amount of risk that the credit union is willing to assume in various areas.  Collectively, the discussions can be summarized and drafted into risk appetite statements for ultimate approval and communication.  Over time, the risk appetite statements should be used as a litmus test, as new initiatives, opportunities or issues are weighed against the statements.While the risk appetite statements do not dictate what the credit union can and cannot do, those initiatives that cause the credit union to act outside its stated risk appetite should be carefully vetted with the decision to move forward outside the stated appetite thoroughly documented.  This helps ensure consistency in thought and action across all organizational decision makers, and empowers personnel to push the limit and take those risks deemed appropriate by senior management and the board.As the Croods ultimately prove, ‘not dying’ is only sustainable for so long.  Credit unions must continue to push the envelope, not in a reckless manner, but intentionally setting their sights on what’s next and how to ensure they are positioned to offer value to their members beyond what is expected.  The fact of the matter is that if we don’t do it, someone else gladly will.  The final piece of advice offered to the Croods came from the unlikely teenage boy that stole the daughter’s heart and led the family to its new home.  Prior to him becoming orphaned, he described the last advice received from his parents: “Don’t hide. Live. Follow the sun; you’ll make it to tomorrow!”last_img read more

Marcelo Bielsa: Barcelona’s next coach Argentina? Messi announced his will…

first_imgHighlight:James Madison of Leicester City turned down an offer from Manchester UnitedManchester United’s transfer plans focus on Paul PogbaBealsa’s contract with Leeds expires this monthLionel Messi has expressed interest in bringing in Marcelo Bielza as Barcelona’s new coach. Bielsa, who promoted Leeds United to the Premier League, is one of the best coaches in world football. Former Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola is a big fan of Bealsa. The Sun reported about the coach with Messi in mind. Sixty-five-year-old Bealsa’s contract with Leeds expires this month.Messi has been linked with a move away from current Barcelona coach Quentin. Quixote’s days were numbered when he lost to Real Madrid in La Liga. Barcelona will appoint a new coach after the UEFA Champions League. Former Barcelona captain Xavi Hernandez is also on the list.Madison will not go to Manchester ….Leicester City’s James Madison has turned down an offer from Manchester United. And signed a new contract with Leicester City. Newcastle retained the midfielder by doubling his salary. The new contract is for five years.Also Read: Australian cricket superstar Ellis Perry and her husband split upThe giants behind Dominic …Chelsea, Napoli, AC Milan, PSG and Atletico Madrid are all circling behind Red Bull Salzburg’s 19 – year – old midfielder Dominique Soboslai.Also Read: English Premier League photo finish; Chelsea and United advance to the Champions LeagueManchester centered on Pogba …Manchester United’s transfer plans focus on Paul Pogba. If Pogba decides to leave United, United will intensify their efforts for Jaden Sancho and Jack Greilish.last_img read more

Henry seeking positives despite ‘complicated’ Monaco situation

first_imgHenry is yet to taste victory in his first job as a head coach, having also overseen a 2-1 loss away to Strasbourg and a 1-1 Champions League draw at Club Brugge.But despite Monaco’s 10-match winless run in Ligue 1 being the club’s worst sequence since 1986, Henry preferred to look on the bright side.”The situation is complicated, yes,” Henry told a news conference.”Three weeks ago, we could have lost that game too. We reacted. It is also positive. But there are times that we do not manage well. “We reframed things at half-time. At 2-1, we started to understand that we had to push.”I have to stay positive in the negative, even if we lost [Nacer] Chadli in the warm-up. We did not lose in Bruges, nor today.”1986 – Monaco are winless in their last 10 games in Ligue 1 (D4 L6), their worst run since Feb-August 1986 (13). Painful. pic.twitter.com/6T10EAo9Gu— OptaJean (@OptaJean) October 27, 2018The club’s vice-president Vadim Vasilyev acknowledged Monaco, who won the Ligue 1 title in 2016-17 under previous coach Leonardo Jardim, are in a relegation battle.”It is not enough. Especially what I saw in the first 60 minutes. We are in danger,” he told reporters. “It is not because the club is called Monaco that we will get out of this situation. It is through the awareness of the seriousness of this situation, individual but also collective, and a reaction is needed, through the work and the state of mind. “I am aware of the situation. We work in good conditions. We are all very well paid and we are all here because we want to move this club forward.”I ask everyone – not just the players present [on the pitch], but the whole group – to be aware of the seriousness of the situation and make every effort to improve.”We will rely on players who have the desire and pride to wear the red and white colours. This is not our place, we have no excuses. This club deserves a lot better and it is our duty to improve for the club.” Thierry Henry accepts his side are in a “complicated” situation but believes Monaco can take positives from a 2-2 Ligue 1 draw at home against Dijon.Kamil Glik scored with 12 minutes remaining to salvage a point for Monaco in Saturday’s game, but they are only off the bottom of the table on goal difference.last_img read more

Update: Missing 76-year-old male has been located

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Sumner Newscow report — The elderly man who escaped from the BHU unit at Sumner Regional Medical Center has been located at 2:42 p.m. today according to the Wellington Police Department. Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more