Ranieri describes Vichai’s death as sad end to Leicester fairytale

first_imgVichai died with four other people when the helicopter they were travelling in crashed near the King Power Stadium shortly after taking off.Ranieri — who was out of work at the time — travelled from Italy to pay his respects at a shrine set up outside the ground.“I think we spoke a lot about the fairytale,” said Ranieri at his eve of match press conference.“Now the chairman, Vichai, has died the fairytale has finished but the memories remain and the achievement too.“I am very sad for what happened and we have to continue with our lives.”Ranieri is held in great affection by the Foxes fans and those supporters who travel to London for the match are expected to give him a warm reception.“It will be very strange. A very emotional moment, but it’s OK, that is football,” he said.“It will be a good moment, for sure, but we have to win.”Ranieri, who replaced Slavisa Jokanovic after the Serbian was sacked last month due to a terrible start to the campaign, has guided them to a win and a defeat in his first two games in charge.They are presently bottom of the table, two points adrift of fourth from bottom Huddersfield.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Claudio Ranieri won the Premier League title as Leicester manager in the 2015/16 season © AFP/File / ADRIAN DENNISLONDON, United Kingdom, Dec 4 – Claudio Ranieri said on Tuesday the Leicester fairytale which he played such a pivotal role in came to an end with the death of Thai owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha in a helicopter crash in October.Ranieri is preparing to welcome Leicester to bottom club Fulham on Wednesday, the first time the amiable 67-year-old Italian pits his wits against the club he guided to the title in 2016 but was sacked from in February 2017.last_img read more

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Blessing of the water celebrations

first_imgTheofania celebrations kicked off in Rye and Frankston, Victoria, yesterday with thousands of people there to commemorate the baptism of Jesus through the annual blessing of the water celebrations. 17-year-old Leonidas Kikiris, of Altona Meadows, was the lucky winner in Frankston, where Bishop Iakovos, and Fr Doukas of the Greek Orthodox Parish and Community of Theofania in Frankston, blessed the waters. In Rye, 19-year-old Alexandros Saisanos, of Oakleigh, pulled the cross out of the water to receive a special blessing from the Fr Tatsis of the Holy Monastery of Panagia Kamariani in Red Hill. The Blessing of the water celebrations are an annual event for followers of the Greek Orthodox faith. Every year on and around January 6, the church follows through with the Blessing of the water ceremony. After the divine liturgy, the church leaders and members of the church all visit a local beach, or pool of water, where the priest blesses the water by casting a cross into the water. Young men then dive into the water to retrieve the cross and the lucky one returns to the priest for a special blessing. People also take some of the water home to bless their house, their garden and in some cases they drink the water. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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