From Washing Cars & Streets to Saving Ronaldo’s Penalty, Alireza is the Latest Hero of Football

Ronaldo is a footballer who is known by stature and the things he does on the field, he scores goals, zips past defenders but one thing he isn’t known for is missing penalties. And when he does, it makes headlines.

Ronaldo missed a penalty against Iran in his last group match, and the person responsible for it was the Iranian goalkeeper Alireza Beiranvand. There was some controversy regarding the penalty but what matters is that the penalty was saved.

Alireza’s story is one which will inspire millions of people around the world, the person who didn’t have money to buy food and a place to sleep is a idol for a number of people.

He took birth in a nomad family in Sarabias, Lorestan, and his first job was to take care of sheep when they graze as a shepherd. He used to play football and another game of chucking stones long distance which helped in the World Cup as a goalie. He was a striker at first but when the goalkeeper of his team got injured he subbed in and that’s when he found out he was great at keeping.

His father was against him playing football as a profession as he wanted him to get a labor worker job, but he decided to run away from home and move to Tehran. On the bus, he met a coach who would be able to train him for 200,000 Toman which Alireza didn’t have. However, in a few days, the coach agreed to train him for free and that’s where his football journey began, he used to sleep and work in a dress making factory owned by father of a teammate so that he could afford a place to sleep.

He worked at a pizza shop and washing cars and was known for washing SUVs since he was tall enough to reach the roof of the car. During working for the pizza shop he used to meet his coach regularly who used to buy pizza at his shop. He kept playing for local clubs while doing part-time jobs, such as cleaning streets and park, but his time changed when he was selected by an under-23 club.

Since then, he has not looked back and the road ahead seems great for him. Iran is out of the World Cup now but, we are hoping to see him play in European Clubs next season.

India’s Position in List of Dangerous Countries is Shameful. What’s Modi Sarkar Doing?

When it comes to women security, we hear news of women falling victim either to physical abuse, marital rape and other such problems every day. We feel bad that the government cannot do anything to save the situation and women are falling prey to such situations on a regular basis.

Security is the right of every individual. We all need security. It is so unfair if any one of us needs to be scared all the time.

Recently, Thomas Reuters Foundation conducted a survey to understand which the most dangerous countries are in term of security and women issues. We had 550 experts who took part in the survey and ranked India among one of the dangerous nations for women in terms of healthcare and assaults. The survey was conducted between March 26 and May 4.

We have noted 10 countries ranked as the most dangerous countries in the world for women.

  1. India
  2. Somalia
  3. Saudi Arabia
  4. Pakistan
  5. Democratic Republic of Congo
  6. Yemen
  7. Nigeria
  8. United States

 

 

Auto Driver M@sturb@ated at a Pak Girl; She Played Smart & Taught him an Unforgettable Lesson

Living in modern society has its pitfalls, and one such pitfall is being a women in society. Society tells women to act and behave in a certain way and that is how women are supposed to follow the norm.

But, what happens when women are confronted by a world full of perverts who consider women to be just a object of pleasure and not human beings.

There have been many cases which have been reported of men m@sturb@ting at women which have been reported nowadays and it is safe to say that none of these men should go home without facing the wrath of their action, either go to jail or face a beating.

Shahtaj Qadir from Karachi, Pakistan, faced one such situation when she was returning home travelling in an Auto in Karachi. The autorickshaw driver openly m@sturb@ted while driving and kept staring at Shahtaj’s breasts. She narrated the whole incident on the social networking site Facebook and also posted a video.

Watch the video:

Usually we see women look away when such an incident happens and try to ignore the whole situation, but Shahtaj confronted the auto driver smartly. In fact, Shahtaj made sure that the auto rickshaw driver remembers this whole incident and gave him the befitting reply which will make him never repeat the action again in future. Shahtaj asked the auto rickshaw driver to stop near a police station and thrashed him badly to teach him a lesson.

The sad part of the story is that in modern society, women have to continuously fight with people not only for proving a point, but also making sure that they are safe in the world as it is their struggle and they have to fight to come out as a winner. You just can’t depend on someone else all the time to provide you safety.

Here is her Facebook post:

“Thanks to unavailability of Uber and Careem, had to take auto to home and this auto wala made this journey memorable by masturbating openly with constant stares at my breasts.

Long story short, I asked him to stop the auto near police station and beat the shit out of him which I’m sure he’ll remember for months!

Since harassment is the new normal now, here are some tips for my girls which might help them in such situations.

Don’t panic when you see a man near you masturbating. It know it’s ugly but try to keep yourself calm.

Try to make a video or capture a photo of him. Note the number plat if possible.

Ask him politely to stop the vehicle near any busy or crowded area (parking lot, shopping mall, mars, bus stops), police station is preferable.

Now the pig is under your control, beat him, kick him or try to gather the crowd near you but don’t let him go easily!

Girls! MUHAFIZ MARD is a fictional character our society has made to make us feel coward and weak, we’re our own protectors so stand for yourself!

WE GOT THIS”

FIFA World Cup 2018 Reporter Kissed & Groped on Live TV. Shares Video

The FIFA World Cup is currently in the group stages and fans are coming in the tens and thousands to the stadium to support the team. And where there are fans that are crazy about Football, there is bound to be controversy which follows.

Recently, a journalist who was covering the World Cup was groped and kissed by a Football fan on Live TV.

This journalist Julieth Gonzalez Theran who is from Colombia was covering the Colombia vs Japan game when a fan came near her, kissed her and touched her breasts.

She’s working for Deutsche Welle. After the incident the journalist shared this video on Twitter.

As you can see in the video all of this happened in a heartbeat, the recording was going on when out of the blue a fan came on camera, kissed her on the cheek and ran away in no time.

As of now, there is no clear information of whether the man was a local or from another country.

After the fan went, she continued to report. She said,

“I had been at the scene for two hours to prepare for the broadcast and there had been no interruptions. When we went live, this fan took advantage of the situation. But afterwards, when I checked to see if he was still there, he was gone.”

 

Virat is Paid Way More than Dhoni. Check out Revised Salary of Cricketers in 2018

Cricket is in our blood, and the national team is followed by the whole country. It is safe to say that cricket is a religion and cricketers are worshiped like gods by many fans in our country. It is hard to think that we have the best cricketers and sports personalities in the field and we also have the richest cricketing body (BCCI) which caters to the needs of everyone playing the sport in the country.

And as far as salary is concerned, it is the best renumeration possible for any cricketer and sportsmen in regards to the payment. It is safe to say that cricketers in India are some of the richest athletes present on the planet today and who would disagree with the amount of work they put in on a daily basis to work on their fitness and preparation for each game.

Keeping this in mind the the BCCI has revamped their contract structure for the year and the annual salary of Top 5 players has almost doubled up. Additionally, they have added a new category ‘Grade A+’ to ‘Annual Player Contracts’ and the player who represent their country in all the three formats are placed in this group.

Top 5 cricketers Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar have made it to Grade A+ and will be paid a whopping annual salary of Rs.7 crore while MS DHoni is in Grade A with the annual salary of Rs. 5 crore.

Here’s the complete list:

Grade A+ Players: Annual Salary – Rs 7 Crore

  1. Virat Kohli
  2. Rohit Sharma
  3. Shikhar Dhawan
  4. Bhuvneshwar Kumar
  5. Jasprit Bumrah

Grade A Players: Annual Salary Rs 5 Crores

  1. MS Dhoni
  2. Ajinkya Rahane
  3. Murali Vijay
  4. Cheteshwar Pujara
  5. Wriddhiman Saha
  6. Ravichandran Ashwin
  7. Ravindra Jadeja

Grade B Players: Annual Salary – Rs 3 Crore

  1. Umesh Yadav
  2. KL Rahul
  3. Kuldeep Yadav
  4. Yuzvendra Chahal
  5. Hardik Pandya
  6. Ishant Sharma
  7. Dinesh Karthik
  8. Mohammed Shami

Grade C Players: Annual Salary – Rs 1 Crore

  1. Suresh Raina
  2. Kedar Jadhav
  3. Manish Pandey
  4. Karun Nair
  5. Axar Patel
  6. Parthiv Patel
  7. Jayant Yadav

 

Prize Money of FIFA World Cup v/s Cricket World Cup. There’s a Huge Difference

The FIFA World Cup is starting today, and there is much fanfare regarding the tournament which is happening in Russia this time around. If you compare it with the popularity of cricket in the world, there is no comparison at all. Football is played by every nation in the world in their own rights, while cricket is a game for a rich country and for limited countries to play.

The FIFA world cup is the most awaited tournament and since it happens only once in 4 years the popularity is massive. While talking about the tournament it is seen that there are 32 countries which have qualified and are fighting to win the world cup title.

Due to the status of the world Cup, it’s obvious that the prize money related to it is also massive. The countries participate in the tournament because they hope to win the title of world champions, and also for the prize money involved in it.

Total prize money for FIFA World Cup is US $400 million i.e. Rs 2700 crores. If we compare it to the prize money involved in the Cricket World Cup the difference is huge and most cricket fans may be disappointed.

So are u interested in knowing how much money each team will get for playing in the World Cup. Here it is:

32 teams fight for top honors in the world cup and the football countries get $9.5m (Rs 64 Crores each) ($8m for taking part in the group stage and $1.5m for tournament costs). While on the other hand cricket world cup winner get Rs 26 crores. That clearly means that the Cricket World Cup generates lesser revenues as compared to the FIFA World Cup which is worth more to the teams taking part in it.

Why did India Withdrew Participation in FIFA World Cup? The Real Reason is Out

The football World Cup is a four year event and it’s a culmination of the efforts put in by each and every country taking part in the world cup along with others who could not make it past the qualifications. The World Cup brings a lot of joy to people’s faces and India is no different, every four years our countrymen pick up a country of choice and support them throughout the world cup, but the joy is short-lived as our country has not participated in the World Cup since its inauguration.

There have been many rumors on why the country did not participate in the World Cup 1950  even though it qualified for it, and they include that the AIFF wanted to play the world cup barefoot and the authorities did not allow the match to be played in that form, which is why India bailed out of the World Cup.

The Reason behind not Playing FIFA World Cup 1950?

The reason why India did not play in the World Cup was that they men had to travel to Brazil to play the World cup and AIFF was not ready for it. Even though Brazil was ready to sponsor the teams trip to the World Cup, AIFF still declined it.

As Per Sports Illustrated –

At the time, for India, the Olympics was a bigger deal than the football World Cup, which, in 1950, was the fourth edition of the global competition. So the AIFF did not see it fit to send a team halfway around the world via ship. Brazil even offered to sponsor the travel costs, but the AIFF declined.

The AIFF was also worried about the fitness of the players in the team as the team were able to perform for a 70 minute match and not a 90 minute match as was going to be played in the World Cup.

Further, there were teams such as Turkey, Portugal, Ireland, Scotland which were giving the tournament a miss.

For these reasons, the AIFF declined attending the World Cup as there was no point getting humiliated in front of a global audience.

Sailen Manna, Indian Football captain of 1950’s has been quoted as saying by Sports Illustrated –

“We had no idea about the World Cup then. For us, the Olympics was everything. There was nothing bigger.”

 

Proud Moment. India Wins Hero Intercontinental Cup 2018 Finals by Defeating Kenya 2-0

For the last week or a week and half, India has gone football crazy, with the Hero Intercontinental Cup being played in Mumbai, and crowds thronging the stadium in the tens of thousands. We had the pleasure of watching some great football and the best part of the whole tournament was that India won the finals and took home the trophy.

It was all due to the magical performance given by Indian captain Sunil Chettri who scored goals in all the matches he played.

In the previous match, Kenya was defeated by India 3-0 and even yesterday, they once again defeated Kenya 2-0.

With today’s brace of goals, Sunil Chettri’s goal tally goes up to 64 goals; yes, he will become the 2nd highest international goal scorer, thereby defeating Messi. We all thought that Kenya would take revenge of their last defeat, but Sunil Chettri didn’t let them do so.

This is definitely a proud moment for all of us, whose team showed that they can compete with the best in the world and defeat them irrespective of who the other team and where they are from.

 

The List of Most Hard Working Cities in the World is Out. Mumbai’s Rank will Leave you Amazed

If you have ever been to Mumbai or lived in the city, you must have noticed the hustle and bustle in the city whenever and wherever you go, irrespective of day or night. It is the city that never sleeps and people are always busy with what they are doing, whether working or doing chores or taking their morning walks.

Well, if you ever wondered if the city had the most hardworking and ambitious people in the world, the wait is over.

According to regulatory agency UBS, there was a study which was conducted by the Swiss Investment Bank which proved that Mumbaikars are the most hardworking people as they work for longest hours in the world.

The study has deducted that an average employed Mumbaikar works for around 3315 hours a years, this is the most hours worked by any city in the world, followed by Hanoi, Mexico City, New Delhi, Bagota and Dubai.

As part of its Price and Earnings 2018 report, UBS did a study of 77 cities around the world which included parameters such as average annual working hours.

The study also revealed that employees in the Helsinki, Moscow, Copenhagen, Paris, Rome and Lagos work the least amount of hours.

The study also showed that Mumbaikars do not have the buying capacity which an average employee around the world should. It was seen that employees in New York can buy a Apple iPhone X by working 54 hours, while an employee in Mumbai would need to work 917 hours on an average to buy the smartphone. This is also seen including the rental expense, the cost of living in Mumbai is 46% less than that in New York.

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These 3 Indian Colleges are Among World’s Top 200 Institutes. Check out if your College is Here

If there is one thing which is larger than life in India, it is the education system and institutions present in the country. And there is good news for the students in India, the education system has seen a steep rise in the institution being listed as the top 1000 institutions in the world, with the number increasing to 24 from 20.

On Wednesday, QS World University Rankings 2019 got released and the elite institutions of India – Indian Institute of Technology – Bombay (IIT-B), Indian Institute of Science (IISc) – Bangalore and Indian Institute of Technology – Delhi (IIT-D) got featured in the top 200.

The institution to get top marks from the ranking and which saw a rise in ranking is IIT-Bombay which saw it rank at 162nd, 17 positions up from 2018 while the IIT-Delhi saw an increase in rank to 172nd this year too. While the IISc-Bangalore has seen its ranking surpassing IIT-Delhi and reaching the 170th rank in the current ranking year.

Global Higher Education analysts QS Quacquarelli Symonds released the 15th edition of QS World University Rankings which are seen as one of the most respected and esteemed rankings. The great part of the news for India’s educational institution is that 8/10 IIT’s/IISc’s have seen their ranking improve and gone up in ranking and 2 have remained the same in ranking this year.

Here’s the list of Top 20:

  1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  2. Stanford University
  3. Harvard University
  4. California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
  5. University of Oxford
  6. University of Cambridge
  7. ETH Zurich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
  8. Imperial College London
  9. University of Chicago
  10. UCL (University of College London)
  11. National University of Singapore (NUS)
  12. Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU)
  13. Princeton University
  14. Cornell University
  15. Yale University
  16. Columbia University
  17. Tsinghua University
  18. The University of Edinburgh
  19. University of Pennsylvania
  20. University of Michigan

The fun fact about these rankings is that colleges and universities from 85 countries have been reviewed and 1000 universities have been ranked from these places, and the top position is held by Massachusetts Institute of Technology for the seventh consecutive year in a row.

Ben Sowter, QS Research Director, said this about the performance of Indian universities,

“The positive performance recorded by India’s most prominent institutions is symptomatic of a successful year for the country’s higher education system. 24 universities feature from India. 7 improve their rank, 9 remain stable, 5 are newly-ranked – and only three see their position drop.”

He further added,

“Indian improvements can be primarily attributed to improvements in QS’s reputational indicators, which account for the insights of 83,000 academics and 42,000 employers. Seventeen of India’s 24 ranked universities improve their rank for Academic Reputation, while 13 improve their rank for Employer Reputation.”

R Subrahmanyam, secretary, higher education, HRD ministry, expressed his opinion on the rankings,

“This is an affirmation of faith in the premier Indian higher educational institutions and an endorsement of the effectiveness of the measures being taken by Indian Government to improve ranking of Indian institutions.”

As far as the Government of India is concerned, the HRD ministry is taking positive steps towards providing for the institutions by giving more grants, scholarships and funds to help improve their rankings in the world and also creating the Institutes of Eminence scheme so that these universities do not have to deal much with the regulatory framework.