Claudio Ranieri is hoping to be back in management somewhere in Europe before the start of next season and is not ruling out a return to the Premier League.”Why not? If a good project arrives, why not?,” the former Chelsea and Leicester City manager, sacked by the latter club in February, told Reuters on Tuesday when asked whether he might return to England.”I look for the Premier League or another league in Europe,” he added.The much-travelled Italian was back in the dugout on Tuesday, if only for an evening, as coach of a ‘World Stars’ charity match in Monaco.The 65-year-old, who pulled off one of the all-time upsets in taking Leicester City to the title last year, refused to be drawn on who he might be talking to.”If I have had some discussions, I don’t tell you,” he laughed.Dapper in blue blazer and jeans, the 65-year-old watched as a team mainly composed of Formula One drivers took on sporting celebrities including former Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur defender William Gallas.Captained by Williams driver Felipe Massa, the F1 team included Red Bull’s Australian Daniel Ricciardo, Russian Daniil Kvyat, Spaniard Carlos Sainz, retired double champion Mika Hakkinen and Michael Schumacher’s son Mick.Monaco’s Prince Albert II played a cameo role in a match that has become a fixture of grand prix week and is held at the home of the new Ligue 1 champions to raise money for a children’s charity.Ranieri, a former Monaco coach delighted with the club’s success, has been part of it for the last four years.advertisementThe Italian, who will be back in London at the weekend for the FA Cup final between Chelsea and Arsenal, told reporters he still had ambitions at club level.”I am very stimulated to make another great season,” he said.”Watford is only rumours,” he added, when asked specifically about that Premier League vacancy after the departure of Italian Walter Mazzarri. “I feel as well a European coach – Italy, Spain, France, England for me is okay.”Middlesbrough and Sunderland have also both parted company with their managers but both clubs were relegated to the Championship this season.”In Italy we are used to this,” Ranieri said of the spate of firings and departures.”For me is important the project. And I look at the right project.”
APTN National NewsThe Mohawk of Kahnawake and Kahehsatake fear for their hunting, fishing and harvesting territory.The Quebec government issued logging permits on lands in proximity of their reserve lands several years ago and they say without consultation.The courts issued an injunction halting any logging in the area until January 2016.A local town has joined the fight.APTN’s Danielle Rochette has the story.
Kolkata: A fire audit has been conducted at 644 multi-storey buildings and places across the city and more buildings will soon be covered to check the incidents of fire, said state Fire minister Sujit Bose.While answering a question, Bose recently said in the Assembly that his department has been undertaking all preventive measures to curb incidents of fire in the state. To ensure that all the buildings adhere to the fire safety norms, particularly the high-rise ones, the Fire department has initiated the audit. Many more buildings have been identified, where fire audit would be undertaken soon, the minister said. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataFire audits have been initiated in marketplaces as well, which are vulnerable to incidents of fire. It has been found during investigation that the buildings which catch fire, lack fire safety mechanisms. It may be recalled that the city has recently witnessed a number of fire incidents in various places. The Fire minister also said that Rs 104.44 crore was spent in the last financial year for modernisation and buying new equipments. Around 11 new ladders have been procured at Rs 11 crore and Rs 35 crore was spent for buying new equipments. Many fire stations have been constructed in different places. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateIt may be mentioned here that the city’s Mayor Firhad Hakim had earlier requested Bose to complete the fire audit of the markets across the city soon, to crack the whip on those market authorities who are not following the guidelines of the fire brigade. Hakim also proposed certain rules and regulations after discussing with the fire brigade. Fire audit is necessary in marketplaces and multi-storeyed buildings because the firefighters often face problems while dousing the flames due to the hoardings and glow-signboards which remain fixed on the buildings. As a result of this, the firefighters have to pull down the hoardings to spray water. Meanwhile, Kolkata Municipal Corporation officials also held meetings with the Fire department to impose some restrictions on hawkers who put up their stalls in marketplaces.