The Stoke v QPR quiz

first_imgQPR travel north to face Stoke this weekend. Test your knowledge of the history involving the two clubs by seeing how many of these five questions you can answer correctly.[wp-simple-survey-6]See also: Stoke aren’t pleasing on the eye but should be strong for QPR 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Ripened with wisdom…

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest In the Opening Ceremonies of the FFA, the adviser is stationed “by the owl, a time honored emblem of knowledge and wisdom.” The adviser then explains “being older than the rest of you, I am asked to advise you from time to time as the need arises. I hope that my advice will always be based on true knowledge and ripened with wisdom.”Those words were the first things that came to mind when my brother called to tell me that Clair Jones was in hospice at his home. Mr. Jones was the FFA adviser for my brother, my husband and I, as well as countless others from 36 years of teaching vocational agriculture. We stopped to see him that evening, and the memories started flowing.Kent noticed the kitchen table that he and untold others had sat at while working on State Farmer degrees, American Farmer degrees, proficiency awards and judging contest preparations. In the days before computer generated applications, Clair had a very successful system in place that guaranteed his students would excel in competitions. His work day extended far past the close of school. As a vo-ag teacher, he worked with students on their projects, visited them at their homes and places of work, advised the FFA Chapter and worked to make each student a success. And his former students include veterinarians, business owners, professors, farmers, engineers, doctors, lawyers, accountants, and the list goes on and on and on.Clair was probably one of the brightest people I ever met. He was also a bit eccentric. Above all, he had a passion for agriculture and understanding its history and its future. One day, shortly after I married Kent, he stopped for a visit around our kitchen table. He reminisced through 25 years of teaching in Celina, 10 years in St. Henry and a year in McComb. Those 36 years provided him an insight and comprehension of agriculture in this county that was unsurpassed.In the FFA Opening Ceremony, the President asks, “FFA Members, why are we here? To practice brotherhood, honor agriculture opportunities and responsibilities and develop those qualities of leadership which an FFA member should possess.”That sentence sums up precisely the difference in taking vo-ag from Mr Jones. Not only did a student learn genetics, agronomy, animal science, nutrition, welding, small engines, woodshop, etc., but also the student gained experience in public speaking, leadership activities, team contests, individual competition and supervised occupational experience projects that put into practice what was learned in class. And Mr. Jones’ students excelled at the state and national level, under his guidance.Kent recalls Mr. Jones teaching him how to judge dairy cattle in the annual Hoard’s Dairy Judging Contest. Clair suggested that it was always advantageous to look at the problem from a new perspective. When the pictures of the cows were turned upside down, different details of important judging points emerged. What a valuable life lesson!He advised a new teacher about how to succeed at the high school. His counsel was to stay out of the main office and make sure you get along with the janitors and the cafeteria staff because they keep the school running.When Mr. Jones retired from teaching, he did not retire from agriculture. He worked as a certified seed inspector for Mercer, Auglaize, Van Wert and Darke Counties. He also worked at the Neptune Elevator and the Mercer County Elks Golf Club.Clair S. Jones, 85, passed away on May 21, 2016, surrounded by his family. He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Donna, who died in 2014. He is survived by a daughter, Patty, son-in-law, Thomas Buening, five grandchildren, one great grandson, a brother and two sisters. Clair was very proud of his family. They clearly shared his intelligence and passion for life. Patty did a beautiful job of taking care of her parents, while teaching in Columbus. She hired the best home health care workers who enabled Clair and Donna to remain in their home.The FFA Closing Ceremony states “as we mingle with others, let us be diligent in labor, just in our dealings, courteous to everyone and above all, honest and fair in the game of life.” Wise words that I saw come to life in my FFA adviser, Mr. Clair Jones. Thank you, Clair.last_img read more

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Swiss Beat Cyprus, 1-0 in World Cup Qualifier

first_imgGENEVA (AP) — Switzerland took a huge step toward Brazil when substitute Haris Seferovic scored in the 90th minute for a 1-0 victory over Cyprus in a World Cup qualifying match late on June 8.The Swiss moved four points clear atop their group one day after closest challengers Albania and Iceland both failed to win home qualifiers.“It’s a very important victory and a big step,” said Switzerland assistant coach Michel Pont, who stood in for Ottmar Hitzfeld as the veteran coach completed a two-match touchline ban imposed by FIFA. “It was exactly the match we expected. Well done to the team for its patience.”Still, Switzerland seemed poised to waste a golden opportunity until Seferovic pounced on Xherdan Shaqiri’s astute angled pass into the penalty area.The 21-year-old Fiorentina forward cleverly lifted his left-foot shot over goalkeeper Antonis Georgallides high into the net.Switzerland had seemed destined for a second straight goalless draw littered with missed chances against a Cyprus side limited in ambition but resolute in defense.Switzerland, which seeks to reach its third straight World Cup tournament, has four matches remaining and next hosts Iceland on Sept. 6. Cyprus remains last in the six-team group.With Zurich teammates Josip Drmic and Mario Gavranovic leading the home attack, both came close to scoring in the seventh minute.Drmic’s slow-rolling shot toward an unguarded goal was cleared for a corner by defender Angelis Charalampous, and the left-flank cross found Gavranovic for a header which struck the far post.Basel winger Valentin Stocker was the spark in a bright early period, and Shaqiri had two shots blocked in quick succession just before the break.Cyprus seldom threatened, though Swiss ‘keeper Diego Benaglio saved smartly low to his right from Nektarios Alexandrou’s shot in the 61st.Gavranovic drew diving saves from Georgallides with two second-half shots and Shaqiri was more wasteful, failing to finish off a three-on-one break in the 53rd and shooting straight at Georgallides in the 87th.The Bayern Munich winger showed his class with the decisive pass, cutting through the Cypriot back line into the path of Seferovic, for the former Under-17 World Cup winner to get first senior international goal.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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