Ranieri confident of pulling ‘quality’ Fulham out of the mire

first_imgFulham have lost nine times on their way to gaining just five points, but Ranieri believes there is still hope for a team bolstered with around 100 million euros ($114 million) of summer signings after winning promotion from the Championship last season.“When I watched some matches I said this team has enough quality to be safe … I need fighting spirit,” said Ranieri to reporters on Friday.The Italian wants to combine that talent — owner Shahid Khan splashed out on Jean Michael Seri, Andre Schuerrle, Aleksandar Mitrovic and Alfie Mawson — with the grit that saw his Leicester team overcome all the odds two years ago.“Quality with fighting spirit we can do a good job. If there is only quality, without organisation, defensive tactics, it’s difficult to help the players to maintain the clean sheet,” added Ranieri.“Now for me it’s important to put in the brain of my players this philosophy. Play football, play well, but when you lose the ball I want to see you with an anchor, like pirates.”– McDonald’s replacing pizza –Ranieri returns to England as a coach for the first time since being sacked by Leicester in February 2017 after a disastrous title defence.He was in Leicester last weekend to pay his respects to Foxes owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and the four others killed in a helicopter crash last month.However Ranieri played down suggestions of creating another miracle by winning the title with Fulham.“Forget what happened yesterday, that was a bonus. A fairytale I forget,” the 67-year-old said of his and Leicester’s first ever league title win.“Now it’s important, don’t think about the miracle. It’s important there will be a lot of battles and it’s important to be ready together.”Asked whether he would reward his Fulham players with pizza when they kept clean sheets like he did at Leicester, Ranieri joked: “Pizza is not enough now. Better everybody to McDonald’s.”He will face two of his former clubs in his first three games, with the December 2 trip to Chelsea followed by what will be an emotional return to Leicester three days later.He said: “I think only of Southampton. In this moment it’s important. Don’t think about other things, Southampton, Southampton. And then after Southampton, Chelsea.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Fulham’s new manager Claudio Ranieri poses with a team scarf on the pitch at the club’s Craven Cottage stadium on November 16, 2018 after replacing sacked Slavisa Jokanovic. © AFP / Ben STANSALLLONDON, United Kingdom, Nov 16 – Claudio Ranieri said Friday that he was confident that he can drag rock bottom Fulham out of relegation danger after taking over at the newly-promoted Premier League side this week.Ranieri, the manager behind Leicester’s incredible 2016 league title win, took over from sacked Slavisa Jokanovic on Wednesday after his Serb predecessor only managed one win in 12 matches in his debut season as a coach in England’s top flight.last_img read more

May 11 2005 The Arizona Vivaldi Festival surfs on

first_imgMay 11, 2005The Arizona Vivaldi Festival surfs on the wave of Vivaldi music’s astonishing revival. Strengthened by the worldwide, overwhelming public interest for the inventiveness, freshness and elegance of Baroque music, the 2005 edition of the Festival explores the connections between the music of Vivaldi and that of his illustrious contemporaries, J.S. Bach and Handel. [Photo & text: Yuki Y]The Arizona Vivaldi Festival surfs on the wave of Vivaldi music’s astonishing revival. Strengthened by the worldwide, overwhelming public interest for the inventiveness, freshness and elegance of Baroque music, the 2005 edition of the Festival explores the connections between the music of Vivaldi and that of his illustrious contemporaries, J.S. Bach and Handel. [Photo & text: Yuki Y] Arcosanti staff and volunteers help to prepare the cafe dining room and clean and set up the Colly Soleri Amphitheater. [Photo & text: Yuki Y] [left photo] Chef Erika prepares another delicious dinner for about 100 people. [right photo] Workshop participant Julia Adzuki is one of many helpers for the dinner. The Menu for this event: Roasted Chicken Breast with Pecan and Walnut Butter Sauce, stuffed Portobello Mushrooms with Blue Cheese and Leeks, Rosemary Risotto Tart, Yams with Sun-dried Tomatos and Capers, a Roasted Sweet Red Pepper Soup, Green Salad with Carrots, Red Onions, Oranges, Raisins, Croutons and Italian Dressing, and for Dessert a wonderful Pave de Chocolate. This consisted of layers of Strawberries with Rum, Yellow Cake, Vanilla Creme, Chocolate Creme, Whipped Eggwhites and was topped with Shredded Dark Chocolate. [Photo & text: Yuki Y]center_img After a day of preparation staff and workshop participants enjoy the dinner time. [Photo & text: Yuki Y]last_img read more

Rep Lyons responds to preliminary injunction ruling

first_img Categories: News 05Feb Rep. Lyons responds to preliminary injunction ruling Rep. Lisa Posthumus Lyons, R-Alto, released the following statement in response to today’s court ruling which granted preliminary injunction only to Section 57 (3) of  Senate Bill 571, now known as Public Act 269 of 2015:“I am focused on my legislation to clarify the intent of Senate Bill 571 (PA 269 of 2015), which was to prevent taxpayer dollars from being spent on influencing voters regarding ballot questions. The court agrees that clarifying language will further improve the existing law, therefore I urge my legislative colleagues and interested stakeholders to support my bill which protects hardworking taxpayers and clarifies that schools and local governments can disseminate factual information to residents.”HB 5219 was reported out of the House Elections Committee this week and awaits a vote on the House floor.last_img read more