News Ticker

Welcome to Funday Urdu Forum

Guest Image

Welcome to Funday Urdu Forum, like most online communities you must register to view or post in our community, but don't worry this is a simple free process that requires minimal information for you to signup. Be apart of Funday Urdu Forum by signing in or creating an account via default Sign up page or social links such as: Facebook, Twitter or Google.

  • Start new topics and reply to others
  • Subscribe to topics and forums to get email updates
  • Get your own profile page and make new friends
  • Send personal messages to other members.
  • Upload or Download IPS Community files such as:  Applications, Plugins etc.
  • Upload or Download your Favorite Books, Novels in PDF format. 

Search the Community

Showing results for tags 'man'.



More search options

  • Search By Tags

    Type tags separated by commas.
  • Search By Author

Content Type


Forums

  • Help Support
    • Announcement And Help
    • Funday Chatroom
  • Poetry
    • Shair-o-Shaa'eri
    • Famous Poet
  • Islam - اسلام
    • QURAN O TARJUMA قرآن و ترجمہ
    • AHADEES MUBARIK آحدیث مبارک
    • Ramazan ul Mubarik - رمضان المبارک
    • Deen O Duniya - دین و دنیا
  • Other Forums
    • Chitchat and Greetings
    • Urdu Adab
    • Entertainment
    • Common Rooms
  • Music, Movies, and Dramas
    • Movies Song And Tv.Series
  • Science, Arts & Culture
    • Education, Science & Technology
  • IPS Community Suite
    • IPS Community Suite 4.1
    • IPS Download
    • IPS Community Help/Support And Tutorials

Blogs

  • Ishq_janoon_Dewanagi
  • Uzee khan
  • Beauty of Words
  • Tareekhi Waqaiyaat
  • Geo News Blog
  • The Pakistan Tourism
  • My BawaRchi_KhaNa
  • Mukaam.e.Moahhabt
  • FDF Members Poetry
  • Sadqy Tmhary
  • FDF Online News
  • Pakistan
  • Dua's Kitchen
  • Raqs e Bismil

Categories

  • Books
    • Urdu Novels
    • Islamic
    • General Books
  • IPS Community Suite 4
    • Applications
    • Plugins
    • Themes
    • Language Packs
    • IPS Extras
  • IPS Community Suite 3.4
    • Applications
    • Hooks/BBCodes
    • Themes/Skins
    • Language Packs
    • Miscellaneous XML Files
  • XenForo
    • Add-ons
    • Styles
    • Language Packs
    • Miscellaneous XML Files
  • Web Scripts
  • PC Softwares

Categories

  • Articles

Categories

  • Records

Calendars

  • Community Calendar
  • Pakistan Holidays

Genres

  • English
  • New Movie Songs
  • Old Movies Songs
  • Single Track
  • Classic
  • Ghazal
  • Pakistani
  • Indian Pop & Remix
  • Romantic
  • Punjabi
  • Qawalli
  • Patriotic
  • Islam

Categories

  • Islam
  • Online Movies
    • English
    • Indian
    • Punjabi
    • Hindi Dubbed
    • Animated - Cartoon
    • Other Movies
    • Pakistani Movies
  • Video Songs
    • Coke Studio
  • Mix Videos
  • Online Live Channels
    • Pakistani Channels
    • Indian Channels
    • Sports Channels
    • English Channels
  • Pakistani Drama Series
    • Zara Yaad ker
    • Besharam (ARY TV series)
  • English Series
    • Quantico Season 1
    • SuperGirl Season 1
    • The Magicians
    • The Shannara Chronicles
    • Game of Thrones

Found 232 results

  1. Richard Arnold of Manchester United poses before a news conference in Hong Kong, June 23, 2011. REUTERS/Bobby Yip/Files LONDON: Manchester United have agreed a deal with the General Sports Authority (GSA) of Saudi Arabia to help develop football in the country. United will lend business and sporting expertise to clubs and sporting organisations in Saudi Arabia to boost the game's growth. The partnership forms part of Saudi Vision 2030 ? the plan to diversify the Saudi economy and to develop its public sectors ? announced last year by Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman. "The club has a long-standing relationship with Saudi Arabia and has over five million passionate fans in the region," Richard Arnold ? United's group managing director ? told the club's website. "Our partnership with Saudi Telecom is the longest running of all our commercial partners," he added. "Having the chance to help shape the football industry in the Kingdom is a great honour and it is something where we believe we can make a big difference." "I hope that this strategic alliance will benefit generations of Saudi footballers, supporters, and young professionals looking to work in football well beyond Saudi Vision 2030." Turki Al-Shikh ? the chairman of the GSA ? added, "This relationship is part of an exciting programme we are undertaking to transform sport in Saudi Arabia."
  2. "To be good defensively is one step to get results and we have nine points. We are basically I think one point away from qualifying and one victory away from winning the group so we are fine." He said United had discussed how to put pressure on the young goalkeeper at set-pieces, including putting players around him on corners to chip away at his confidence. Mourinho made four changes to the team that started Saturday's cagey 0-0 draw with Liverpool in the Premier League, with former Benfica player Victor Lindelof, Daley Blind, Juan Mata and Rashford returning to the side. But it was Benfica who played the more enterprising football in the early stages as the visitors struggled to establish any rhythm and were frequently caught offside as they tried to make inroads. United, unbeaten since they lost the European Super Cup to Real Madrid in early August, have made an impressive start to the season, scoring freely before the weekend's Anfield stalemate. But defensively the three-time European champions have also been solid, conceding just six goals in 13 games in all competitions. Svilar beat Iker Casillas's record -- the Real Madrid legend made his debut in the competition in 1999 at the age of 18 years and 118 days. United, who did not qualify for the Champions League last season, now have nine points out of nine in Group A and look almost certain to qualify for the knockout stages but Benfica, without a single point, have a mountain to climb.
  3. Saunders' novel, set in 1862, a year into the American Civil war, is a blend of historical accounts and imaginative fiction-Reuters LONDON: American author George Saunders has won the 2017 Man Booker Prize, a high-profile literary award, for his first novel, ?Lincoln in the Bardo,? - a fictional account of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln burying his young son. In his acceptance speech, Saunders, 58, noted that ?we live in a strange time,? adding he saw the key question of the era being whether society responded to events with ?exclusion and negative projection and violence,? or ?with love/.? Saunders was the second consecutive American writer to win the prize, after the rules were changed in 2014 to allow authors of any book written in English and published in the UK to compete. His novel, set in 1862, a year into the American Civil war, is a blend of historical accounts and imaginative fiction, which sees Lincoln?s son Willie, who died in the White House at age 11, in ?Bardo? - a Tibetan form of purgatory. The judging panel, led by author and member of Britain?s House of Lords Lola Young, praised the ?deeply moving? book, saying it was ?utterly original?. Saunders was presented with his award by the Duchess of Cambridge, the wife of Britain?s Prince William. Last year, American Paul Beatty became the first American to win the award, for his novel ?The Sellout,? a biting satire on race relations in the United States. Other previous winners have included this year?s Nobel Prize-winning novelist Kazuo Ishiguro, Salman Rushdie, Iris Murdoch and Canadian writer Margaret Atwood. The award was previously open only to writers from Britain, Ireland, Zimbabwe or countries in the British Commonwealth. The winner receives a 50,000 pound ($65,000) cash prize.
  4. Manchester City beat Napoli 2-1 in their Champions League Group F match on Tuesday, maintaining their 100 percent record after three games, but Pep Guardiola?s side were forced to hang on despite going 2-0 up inside 13 minutes. City started as they left off in their 7-2 crushing of Stoke City in the Premier League on Saturday, attacking with a speed and fluency which the Serie A leaders struggled to cope with. Raheem Sterling put the home side ahead in the ninth minute, finishing with his left foot after Kyle Walker?s attempt to convert a David Silva pull-back was blocked. Four minutes later, the in-form Kevin De Bruyne created the second, powering down the right flank and delivering a pinpoint low cross to Gabriel Jesus who made no mistake. The Premier League leaders were producing wave after wave of attacks and the appreciative crowd sensed that this could be another massacre. Belgian midfielder De Bruyne fired a long-range shot against the bar in the 25th minute after a swift City counter-attack, and then Jesus had a goalbound effort cleared off the line by Kalidou Koulibaly. But then City began to lose focus, sloppily giving the ball away in dangerous positions, slowing down their breaks, and Napoli sensed that the game might not be just about damage limitation. The Italians had an opportunity to narrow the deficit in the 38th minute after Kyle Walker gave away a penalty but City?s Brazilian keeper Ederson produced a fine save to keep out Dries Mertens? spot-kick. After the break, Napoli grew into the game, with some clever touches and smart movement troubling the City defence and John Stones needed to use his midriff to stop a Marek Hamsik shot that was heading for an open goal. Napoli?s reward came when they got a second chance from the spot in the 73rd minute, this time Amadou Diawara firing home after Faouzi Ghoujlam was tripped by Fernandinho. Despite some late pressure from Maurizio Sarri?s side, City showed some grit as they held on to secure their third straight win which leaves them on top of the group with nine points. ?We knew they played patient football and had attacking threat. We knew it would be tough but we wanted to play our football,? said City defender John Stones. ?At times it was great to watch. I am upset to concede the goal we did but overall ... a great team performance. We have put ourselves in a good position (in the group). There are a lot of games to play still. This was a good test to see where we are at,? he added. Napoli are third on three points, trailing second-placed Shakhtar Donetsk who are on six.
  5. Manchester United will feed off the atmosphere inside Anfield when they visit Liverpool on Saturday and the hostile reception they receive from the home fans will only serve as extra motivation, manager Jose Mourinho has said. United have made a strong start to the Premier League season and are second in the table behind Manchester City on goal difference, but face a tough test at the home of their bitter rivals. Mourinho knows his team cannot expect a warm welcome but is confident they will be equal to the occasion. ?This is quite funny for me because when people speak about big atmospheres it looks like we don?t like them,? the Portuguese told a news conference on Friday. ?It looks like it is a big problem for us to go to a certain place and to face a big atmosphere. This is what we want. I am surprised that you speak about that in a negative way. ?I?m even more surprised when I see former big players speaking about atmospheres like something sinister that worries us. It motivates us. ?It?s something that we want. It?s something that if we could have in every match, we would have in every match.? The manager used Barcelona?s La Liga match against Las Palmas on Oct. 1 as an example. Barcelona played the game behind closed doors following clashes between police and voters in Catalonia over a disputed independence referendum. ?When Barcelona played against Las Palmas in an empty stadium, do you think the players were happy with that?? Mourinho asked. ?Do you think the Las Palmas players wouldn?t prefer to play in a Nou Camp that is full with a great atmosphere? ?We go to play against a big team with a big tradition, in an amazing stadium. We know the fans have huge animosity against Manchester United historically but this is what we want. ?So we are very happy in our careers to have one more opportunity to play in these beautiful conditions. It is beautiful to play at Anfield. Beautiful.? United are unbeaten so far this season with six wins and one draw, while Juergen Klopp?s Liverpool are seventh with three wins, three draws and one defeat, and Mourinho said both teams were evenly matched. ?I look at them with the potential they have, the quality of their players and the team. It?s a very difficult match for us and I believe they think it is a difficult match for them,? he added.
  6. Lamonte McIntyre, 41, hugs his mother Rose for the first time as a free man in 23 years. Image Courtesy: Telegraph UK CHICAGO: Surrounded by news cameras and supporters, Lamonte McIntyre hugged his mother Friday for the first time as a free man in 23 years. The 41-year-old Kansas native was wrongly convicted of a double murder and finally set free after spending more than half of his life behind bars. He was serving two life sentences. The group Injustice Watch said McIntyre's first words were, "It's nice outside." McIntyre was originally convicted at the age of 17 on the testimony of witnesses who later recanted. Prosecutors presented no physical evidence or motive to tie him to the 1994 murders. A judge was reconsidering the case in court hearings that were scheduled to last into next week when the new prosecutor in the case said Friday in a news release that new information cast doubt on witness identification of McIntyre as the killer, and that a jury might have not convicted him. "In light of information learned by my office since I began in January," Wyandotte County District Attorney Mark Dupree said, "my office is requesting the Court find that manifest injustice exists." The original investigators of the daytime shooting never issued search warrants nor discovered a link between McIntyre and the victims, according to The Washington Post. He was arrested after less than 20 minutes of interviews. "The investigation was hasty and superficial," said the Midwest Innocence Project, which helped free McIntyre. 'You're free' McIntyre has always maintained his innocence. His mother Rose McIntyre ? who was present when he was arrested decades ago ? on Friday thanked "everybody who never gave up on my son", according to the Kansas City Star, which reported that there were many tears in the courtroom when the man was finally freed. "He (the judge) said, 'You're free.' I almost hit the floor," The Star quoted Rose McIntyre as saying. "I want him to feel the sunlight."
  7. CHICAGO: A man blinded in the left eye by an errant ball in one of a series of recent baseball stadium injuries is suing Major League Baseball and the Chicago Cubs. John Loos, 60, was hit in the eye by a foul ball during an August game at the Cubs´ home stadium Wrigley Field, where he was seated close to the game action, according to his attorneys. "My eye took a direct hit. It´s not functioning," Loos told a news conference Monday after his lawsuit was filed on Friday in a Chicago court. Loos said the high-speed ball destroyed his eye, which may need to be replaced with a prosthetic, and broke five facial bones. His injuries have required three surgeries and will require "at least two more," he said. There have been a series of incidents of fan injuries, leading to calls for more protection for spectators at Major League Baseball (MLB) games. Four teams announced in September that they would extend protective netting, joining 10 others, after a young girl was hit by a foul ball at New York´s Yankee Stadium. A Cubs executive announced in September that safety netting would be expanded at Wrigley as well, according to local media. "We´ve studied... where the balls are heading and obviously, we´ve been pulling the nets further and further," Chicago TV station WBBM reported Cubs´ business operations chief Crane Kenney as saying. But Loos said MLB should do more to protect fans. "There should be nothing more important than (fan) safety. This is a problem that Major League Baseball has known for decades," he said. The Cubs did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
  8. It has really happened. That moment in sci-fi movies where the protagonist travels through time but no one believes him has arrived. Only that it could just be case of a drunk man's wishful illusions. A guy from Wyoming claims to have come from the future to warn us of a danger looming ahead. Bryant Johnson was arrested by police on account of public intoxication when he told them he had come from the year 2048 to warn the world about an alien invasion. © Casper Police Department He told the police that “the aliens were coming next year and we needed to make sure to leave as fast as possible.” Oh boy! The police said Johnson was heavily drunk. But he said he needed to be drunk in order to travel from the future into the past. He told the cops that the aliens filled alcohol into his body, which is why he was able to travel into the past. The man demanded to speak directly to the president. © Universal Pictures There seemed to be a miscalculation in Johnson's ‘time machine' though. He said he was supposed to come back to 2018, but ended up in 2017. If we believe the gibberish of a drunkard, we are the fools. If we don't and it turns out to be actually true, we are the fools still. Every time I watched a time travel movie, I got angry at all the people who refused to believe the protagonist. We sure don't wanna be in the same place now, do we?! H/t – HuffPost
  9. The crashed car in South Kensington. -AFP LONDON: Police arrested a man near London's Natural History Museum on Saturday after a vehicle apparently drove into pedestrians, injuring a number of people. Crowds in the busy tourist spot in South Kensington, which is also home to the Victoria & Albert Museum and the Science Museum, fled screaming in panic, an AFP reporter said. Armed police were at the scene, and a video posted on Twitter showed a man being held down on the road next to a black car that appeared to have crashed. Security is high in Britain after five terror attacks in six months - four of them in London and one in Manchester - with the bloodshed claiming 35 lives. London's Metropolitan Police said they were called to the scene at 2:21 pm (1321 GMT) after reports of a collision. "It is believed that a number of pedestrians have been injured. A man (no further details) has been arrested at the scene," the police said in a statement. "Enquiries to establish the circumstances and motive are under way." A spokesman for the museum told AFP: "I can confirm that there has been a vehicle collision with pedestrians on our Exhibition Road entrance." One witness, who gave his name only as Leonard, told AFP: "I was near South Ken station and there were many police. "Suddenly a policewoman officer shouted at the crowd to run, and everybody flew in panic, many people screaming."
  10. Sindh Rangers. Photo:File KARACHI: Sindh Rangers on Friday claimed to arrest a man posing as an army major to con people during snap checking in Gulistan-e-Jauhar area, said a press release issued by the paramilitary department. Muhammad Rafiq, the con man introduced himself as Major Ali affiliated with an intelligence agency when stopped by the Sindh Rangers. The paramilitary troops started inspection of his car when Rafiq failed to provide his departmental identity card. During inspection one illegal 9mm pistol, narcotics and fake property papers were recovered. The man was immediately taken into custody. Initial investigation with the suspect revealed that the man posing as an army official used to take bribes from the families of arrested suspects, and was also involved in land grabbing. Two of his accomplices, Ghulam Fareed and Ali Hasan were arrested by the law enforcement authorities after Rafiq?s disclosure. The suspects have been handed over to Police.
  11. Villagers stand with the python which attacked an Indonesia man nearly severing his arm. Photo: AFP PEKANBARU: A giant python attacked an Indonesian man, nearly severing his arm, before hungry villagers chopped up the reptile and ate it, a police chief said Wednesday. Security guard Robert Nababan crossed paths with the giant creature while patrolling an oil palm plantation in the remote Batang Gansal subdistrict of Sumatra island on Saturday. "The python was 7.8 metres long (25.6 feet), it was unbelievably huge," local police chief Sutarja, who like many Indonesians only has one name, told AFP. Sutarja said the 37-year-old Nababan, who sometimes liked to eat snake, tried to catch the giant python and stuff it in a gunny sack. But the huge serpent fought back and bit him on his left arm, nearly severing it from his body. Nababan was then rushed to a hospital in a neighbouring town for treatment. The police chief said the intervention of another security guard and several local residents, one of whom hit the snake with a log, helped to save the man´s life. Hungry locals later killed the snake and displayed its body in the village before dicing it up, frying it and feasting on it. Giant python, which regularly top 20 feet in length, are commonly found in Indonesia and the Philippines. In March, a 25-year-old Indonesian farmer has been discovered inside the belly of a giant python after the swollen snake was caught near where the man vanished while harvesting his crops on the eastern island of Sulawesi.
  12. Ever since Tiger Shroff hit the silver screen, he's been loved by all for his perfectly chiselled physique. His gravity-defying stunts and dance performances have been a favourite among the masses. There's no doubt that Tiger Shroff is the fittest hero in our industry and lately he has been giving fitness goals to the youth with his strict routines and disciplined lifestyle. His amazing and mind-blowing stunts are awe-inspiring and something that every man dreams to master. The sheer dedication and finesse with which Tiger Shroff performs these stunts will make you want to hit the gym right now. Check them out below. 1. Tiger Shroff left no stone unturned to prep hard for his jaw-dropping stunts in his movie, 'Munna Michael'. #TheOneTakeKick ð¤ #munnamichael #dingdang #bts @sabbir24x7 @ganeshacharyaa @nidhhiagerwal @vikirajani @eros_now @filmsnextgen A post shared by Tiger Shroff (@tigerjackieshroff) on Jun 23, 2017 at 4:32am PDT 2. And it's not just his movies; he is very disciplined and dedicated in real life as well. Look at him impressing the crowd with his stunt. #Munna jhagda nahi karta, munna sirf udta hai ð Thank you #Indore for making us fly ðâ¤ï¸ A post shared by Tiger Shroff (@tigerjackieshroff) on Jul 8, 2017 at 1:41am PDT 3. His stunts are the reason he is so fit and agile. He truly is an inspiration for all of us. #munnamichael #foolingaround #brucelee #signaturekick #bts A post shared by Tiger Shroff (@tigerjackieshroff) on May 26, 2017 at 5:31am PDT 4. This crazy compilation of his epic stunts is proof enough that he is the best. Just 5 days to go & we're excited! ðð»ðºð»ð⨠In the meanwhile, show @tigerjackieshroff how excited you're to see him on the big screens again! #TigerIsBACK #InAndAs #MunnaMichael - #inCinemas #thisFriday! (ðAdvance Booking Link Will Be Updated In The Bio Soon) #StickAround #Tigerians #Yayyy #MunnaMichaelOn21stJuly #TigerShroff A post shared by Team Tiger Shroff (@teamtigershroff) on Jul 15, 2017 at 9:10am PDT 5. His crazy stunts like these leave everyone clean bold making him the king of stunts You don't need wings to fly ð#willit #knowit #believeit #mondaymotivation A post shared by Tiger Shroff (@tigerjackieshroff) on Mar 27, 2017 at 2:47am PDT Wondering what's Tiger's secret to these super flexible moves like these? Tried and tested, super flexible denims! I can't wait to reveal the all new Forca denims by @LifestyleStores tomorrow! Are you ready? #TigerForForca #TestedByTiger A post shared by Tiger Shroff (@tigerjackieshroff) on Sep 3, 2017 at 11:42pm PDT Look no further, as the real secret behind his sleek moves is his super comfortable and stylish gear- his jeans. We aren't kidding. These #TestedByTiger jeans can be now owned by you too! All you need to do is head out to the nearest Lifestyle store and pick these FORCA jeans for just Rs 999. Take a cue from Tiger and start your fitness journey with a stylish move right now!
  13. Manchester United?s injuries gives team mates the opportunity to prove their worth and flourish for the starting side, the Premier League club?s manager Jose Mourinho has said. Frenchman Paul Pogba is the latest to join United?s long-term injury list with a hamstring problem but the club have won five consecutive games without the playmaker, including Saturday?s 4-0 league win over bottom-side Crystal Palace. United have been dominant over the last five games, scoring 17 goals and conceding just two, and Mourinho is focused on the players on the pitch rather than those absent from it. ?When we moan all the time about injuries it looks like we don?t trust the other people and we have to. We never miss the players that are injured, that?s our way of seeing,? Mourinho told British media. ?They are injured, we don?t think about them. It?s an opportunity for others, is a moment for others to step up and to get the chance, so I think that?s good.? Pogba scored two goals and provided two assists in four league appearances before sustaining the injury and his midfield partner Nemanja Matic is confident that the 24-year-old will regain his form once he recovers. Matic also echoed his manager?s words, saying that United had ?great players? that could help them win despite the absence of key players. Last year?s top-scorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic and defender Marcos Rojo are yet to return from serious knee injuries sustained last season, while midfielder Michael Carrick has missed the previous two games with a knock. Mourinho also said that it was too early to assess United?s title chances as they lie second in the league table, behind local rivals Manchester City on goal difference, after seven games. After the international break, United renew their fierce rivalry with Liverpool when they travel to Anfield on Oct. 14.
  14. In what appears to be an absolute cracker of a game, defending champions Chelsea will take on current leaders Manchester City at Stamford Bridge today. While it's surely an early summit meeting between the two powerhouses of Premier League, both sides will be aiming to land a psychological blow in the title race, this season. Antonio Conte's Blues have recovered from their opening-day shock against Burnley to rise to third, while leaders Manchester City have caught the eye with their impressive scoring spree so far. A huge clash at the top of the table, today's encounter pits two in-form teams against each other. Reuters It's an odd one for City, because one game over the course of the season will not define who takes the title. In both of their recent Premier League-winning campaigns, City lost at Stamford Bridge. However, there's an underlying issue with Guardiola's team in that, they've not had a great record against their rivals for some time now. City haven't beaten any team that went on to finish alongside them in the top four since December 2014, which demonstrates how poor they've been against their rivals for a while. In that sense, today's match perhaps carries more weight for the visitors - especially following the 5-0 win over Liverpool earlier in the season. Reuters Chelsea's 3-1 win at the Etihad stadium was perhaps the first time when everyone started to take Conte's side seriously last season. That game was won on the backfoot with clinically incisive counter-attacks that imbued a confidence in the squad that they never relinquished. Another win today, especially coming off the back of a victory in Madrid, would certainly see expectations surge among the players and the fans. Today's result will not dictate the title race, but it will surely deliver a psychological blow to the losing side and provide considerable momentum to the winners. Dirty Blues Reuters Man City and Chelsea are undeniably the top contenders in the Premier League title race, but despite leading the charts, the two EPL giants are also the most ill-disciplined teams this season and among the worst offenders in the top flight. Both the teams are clear at the top of the FA's fair play table this season after an opening two months littered by red and yellow cards. City have collected 16 bookings and two red cards in their opening seven matches (including all first team competitive games), making them the worst-behaved team in the top flight on 84 disciplinary points. If City are leading the charts, Conte's side isn't far behind, in fact, the Blues are just two points adrift from their opponents on the second spot in the infamous list. In the seven games so far, Chelsea was witnessed its players receive 12 yellow cards and three send-offs. Going by the statistics, Saturday's clash should be no different. In a bid to gain an upperhand early in the season, we won't be surprise to see the two giants playing a bit dirty. Battle Of The Belgians Reuters Teammates on the national side, today's clash pits Eden Hazard and Kevin De Bruyne - match-winners for their respective sides - against each other. There are currently 16 Premier League players who've represented Belgium in the last calendar year alone, yet none are close to being labelled as Belgium's star attractions - a compliment reserved for Hazard and De Bruyne. De Bruyne is clearly a midfielder rather than a forward, even more so considering Guardiola has shifted him deeper to become a No. 8 rather than a No. 10. Operating from a deeper position, De Bruyne ability to pick out players is what has made City so lethal this season. He has orchestrated numerous attacks which saw City score 21 goals in just six games - also the league's best attack. If De Bruyne is the string-puller for City, then Hazard, irrespective of the game-time this season, is undoubtedly the obvious source of creativity for Chelsea. Unlike his teammate, Hazard is more of a forward than a midfielder, and the 3-5-1-1 system used by Conte in the midweek victory at Atletico Madrid means he's essentially becoming used more as a support striker. Both Belgians are genuine attacking all-rounders and, in today's clash, the two creative geniuses will once again lead the charge for their respective sides as the two fellow countrymen shed national colours in favour of club loyalties. Defensive Resilience Reuters Both City and Chelsea boast an effective attacking line. Summer signing from Real Madrid, Alvaro Morata has been Chelsea's main source of goals so far. He's bagged four in the last week and his partnership with Hazard against Atletico Madrid showed early signs of promise. On the other hand, the fact that Sergio Aguero, Gabriel Jesus, Raheem Sterling and Leroy Sane have all scored more than five goals this season, shows what City's front-line is capable of. But, despite their attacking prowess, it's the defensive resilience that could possibly decide the fate of this fixture. With both teams prolific in attack, it is likely to cause problems at either sides of the goals. And, this is where, a team that ends up containing the opposition is likely to have a say on the result. Against Jesus and Sterling, Chelsea's rearguard is likely to be tested in the absence of David Luiz. The Brazilian will complete his three-match suspension for his dismissal against Arsenal, so Antonio Rudiger or Andreas Christensen can be expected to start. In the six EPL games, Conte's backline has been five times this season. As ridiculed as City's defence has been, don't write them off so quickly. The Cityzens might be missing their 52-million-pound defender Benjamin Mendy, but the fact that they have conceded just two goals, has given them a goal difference of plus-19. Contrary to popular belief, City actually boast of a joint-best defence with Manchester United, this season. If Guardiola is considered a shrewd tactician, Conte is capable of pulling off a tactical masterclass. If Chelsea have the know-how, City have the weaponry to steamroll their opponents. While it's hard to call this one - given the star-studded line-ups, the football fanatics should be the ultimate winners, for there will be talent, skill, excitement and unparalleled entertainment.
  15. Sergio Aguero Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has reportedly suffered injured ribs after the Argentine forward was involved in a car crash in Amsterdam, media in Argentina reported on Friday. Argentine newspaper Diário Olé said Aguero, who was in the Netherlands to attend a concert, was riding in a taxi when the vehicle crashed into a pole. City have yet to comment on the report but his former club in Argentina, Independiente, said on Twitter: ?Strength and fast recovery. All Independiente is with you at this difficult time.? Premier League leaders City face Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.
  16. It is a firm belief that children form moulded opinions while growing up. Apart from learning the ways of the world in their school years, most part of their healthy upbringing is credited to the parents. So mostly, it's up to the parents as to how they shape their child and what value system they instil in him or her. Moving on to a parallel thought, if we take India into consideration, the crime rate is always on a rise and most of the crimes committed are on women. Rape being at the foremost, a woman in India is raped every five minutes. Be it rape within a marriage or otherwise, consent is an issue with most people, especially men who violate a woman's sacred space. Is it because they're programmed to commit these crimes on women? No, not really. It's mostly because they're conditioning hasn't been strong enough for them to resist disrespecting a woman or having the potential of being the ‘good son'. Everything starts from grassroots. If the foundation is strong, why would the building even tumble or collapse? So, to the proud parents of a boy they're raising in this country, there are some solid values you can instill in your son, for him to be the man every woman desires and looks for. Raising a good son is not an unachievable task. It's about functional dynamics in a household and the equation each parent shares with the son. Both the parents can have an inevitable and imperative hand behind his behavioural development and make him the man he should become. Be A Role Model The most important aspect to teach your son to be the man he hopes to become is by modelling the behaviour you hope they embrace when they become men. This is especially true for fathers. Most young boys are fascinated and enthralled by father figures. Just as a little girl looks at her father as a superhero, little boys look up to their dads as someone who will save the day. So to instil values of responsibility and the ability to sacrifice when need be is a must. Both parents can be equal participants and teach their son on how to react to certain things and instances, if put under numerous circumstances. © Thinkstock/Getty Images Teach Him To Manage His Emotions The ‘tough macho guy who never cries' is a strong notion that's been spreading its roots vividly in the minds of men and it's tarnishing basic emotions a human must have. All the macho-ness looks great on television but in real life, the good guys are the ones who know how to deal with their feelings, in the right way. According to Christine Nicholson, a psychologist specialising in adolescent therapy- “some qualities that we stereotypically think of as ‘manly', are actually repressive – being stoic and in control, not showing how you feel. If your son is upset and you say ‘buck up, it's not that bad', he learns to hide his feelings''. In this case, since women are more open and outwardly with their emotions and feelings and they can teach their sons how to chanelise and show their emotions when need be. Mothers can noticeably change notions and tell their sons it's okay to cry when they want to and its okay to express their emotions when they have to. This way, the child will develop sensitive understanding towards his own emotions and the emotions of others. © Thinkstock/Getty Images Teach Him Empathy If boys are able to understand how others feel, it certainly makes them better friends to have and better fathers and husbands in the future as well. Although research proves that kids today are way less empathetic than kids 20 years ago. This is because there is so much digitalisation in today's day and age that they tend to become jaded and numb towards others pain due to the influence of technology, gadgets, videogames and the internet in their life. Parents can teach their son to be more in tune with other people's emotions and feelings by restricting his time with these influences and involving him in things that are way more creative. © Thinkstock/Getty Images Tell Him All About Respect Respect is learning to draw the line and showing enough or more consideration for someone else's feelings. A man who respects is respected back and this is the crux of raising a good son. A man who respects will always treat a woman like a gentleman and never cross his line or boundary with her. He will hold her honour in the highest regard and treat her as an equal. Not just women but he will be respectful towards everyone else too. To earn that respect he has to go through the right conditioning from the start. Parents need to teach him the basics of respect and make him wise about it. They can do that by instilling good examples and telling him the importance of being respectable towards someone else. © Thinkstock/Getty Images Encourage Him To Read And Actively Play A Sport As kids when you were growing up, what kept you occupied and happy? Mostly outdoor fun activities, indulging in a sport and picking out your favourite book and giving it a read were something's that made your day. There was no internet or a smart-phone or even videogames to take away your natural cognition. These elements contribute to long lasting relationships and good human behaviour. Encourage your son to read through pages and not so much off the internet. Actively involve him in a sport of his choice. Sports are a good way to release unwanted energy, making him patient and resilient in life. © Thinkstock/Getty Images Strengthen His Sense Of Self By strengthening his sense of self, we do not mean shower him with compliments and overlook his flaws. What we're trying to say is you should try and encourage him to build his self esteem and confidence. When a man feels good about himself, it's not egoistical but a sign of healthy confidence that comes with balanced conditioning. If you point out your son's wrongdoings and praise him for his good behaviour that balances his way of appreciating himself as a worthy human being and he develops a strong self of self, knowing the difference between wrong and right. © Thinkstock/Getty Images Don't Hold Your Affection Back When your son was little he grew up on a lot of hugs and kisses. You were constantly giving him the affection he deserved. When he hit adolescence, he probably became a bit distant and that's natural. Young boys often distant themselves from parents to find their own sense of independence but they always keep the affection they were given as kids, in mind. They dole out the same amount of affection for others, the amount they were given by their parents as kids. Even if they reach adolescence, an occasional hug is quite alright! © Thinkstock/Getty Images Teach Him To Never Shy Away From Commitment According to a research carried out by Cornell University, boys who have grown up without a father figure are usually the ones who are shy of commitment, mostly in romantic relationships. They don't want to be bound by anything and have a strong sense of independence. But that's not right. Commitment is a process to bring about stability in life. It could be commitment to work, a health regime, a relationship, a music lesson or even a meeting with a friend; a commitment should never be stalled or broken. That's one important value parents should teach their sons. A man who follows through with his commitments has his principles in place and finds stability. © Thinkstock/Getty Images Give Him The Freedom To Make His Own Choices While instilling the right values and beliefs system in your son, you should give him adequate freedom to make his own choices in life. To determine what's right or wrong should be his call absolutely. You can just guide him or set examples of right and wrongs but ultimately he gets to decide what he wants to do. A boy who makes his own life choices from childhood grows up without being dependant on anyone else and has a firm footing about what he wants to make of his life. He is very careful of the choices he makes and mostly his decisions are very calculative and smart. Parents should stop spoon feeding their sons and let him decide what's best for him. © Thinkstock/Getty Images Give Him A Lesson About Hard Work At the risk of sounding a little sexist, men do have an added responsibility of taking care of their spouse and children. Now, we're not saying women don't do the same, it's just believed that man is a breadwinner of the family, no matter what and he has to start fending for himself from an early age. Regardless of what society thinks or believes, hard work and dedication goes a long way and pays off well in the end. Teach your son true meaning of dedication and hard, honest work. Both the parents should set an example for him from their lives. A hard working man will work hard for and towards anything; be it a relationship or a job, a sport or any hobby he wants to pursue. A hard working man goes a long way and is appreciated by everyone. © Thinkstock/Getty Images Father and mother, both have different ways of conditioning their children, which is quite fair. A father probably cannot do what a mother does and vice-versa. If both impart their wisdom by conditioning their sons with the best qualities, then society at large will have men who respect, are humble and honest, commit to things they believe in, work hard for a living, treat their women right, are smart and intelligent and are confident. Don't you want a son like that? Well, this is your time to raise him just right!
  17. The original porn king of the world, Hugh Hefner led an unapologetic life. Starting from a single photograph (of the iconic Marilyn Monroe) he built a magazine empire responsible for the sexual awakening of many generations of boys. Known for its erotic content, the magazine was a reflection of its founder who led an equally scandalous life in his Playboy Mansion. The man who was famous for popping Viagra like chocolate claims to have slept with thousands of women. The fact that he lived up to the ripe age of 90 is proof enough *** is good for your health. We picked a few facts from his life that reveal a little more of the glorious personality of the king of porn. A life lived just right. It is also reported that his class voted him as the ‘most likely person to succeed'. © Reuters/Disha Bhatia Clearly, the man had his priorities right. A former Playboy revealed how he lost hearing in one ear due to Viagra, and had to resort to hearing aids, but that didn't stop him from using Viagra. © Reuters / Disha Bhatia The man responsible for the sexual awakening of boys across the world was a virgin until 22. © Daily Mirror/ Disha Bhatia Even *** needs to be responsible. © Reuters/ Disha Bhatia Who would have thought the man who lived a life of pleasure and opulence would have served for 2 years in the army during WW II? © AP / Disha Bhatia © Daily Mirror/ Disha Bhatia © Reuters/ Disha Bhatia A crush that lasted for a lifetime. © AP/ Disha Bhatia © Wikimedia Commons/ Disha Bhatia
  18. MOSCOW: Romelu Lukaku struck twice to lead Manchester United to an emphatic 4-1 away win over CSKA Moscow in Champions League Group A on Wednesday. The Belgian striker headed home after four minutes and tapped in just before the interval for his 10th goal of the season to put the English Premier League side 3-0 ahead at halftime. Lukaku took advantage of CSKA?s porous defence, tapping in a cross by Anthony Martial that bounced past central defender Vasily Berezutsky. Patient and energetic with the ball, United capitalised on a string of mistakes by CSKA?s backline, creating space and opportunities to attack. Martial had slotted home a penalty in between Lukaku?s goals and Henrikh Mkhitaryan added a fourth in the second half to give United a maximum six points from their opening two matches. Konstantin Kuchaev grabbed a late consolation for CSKA in the 90th minute, depriving United - unbeaten this season and level on points with Manchester City at the top of the Premier League - of a second successive Champions League shutout. United, without first-choice central midfielders Paul Pogba, Marouane Fellaini and Michael Carrick, lead the group by three points from CSKA and Basel. CSKA?S defensive woes outshone the few dangerous chances they had, including a powerful strike by Fedor Chalov that was punched over the bar by United goalkeeper David de Gea early in the second half.
  19. Afghanistan´s only female provincial governor Masooma Muradi has been replaced by a man. Photo: AFP/file KABUL: Afghanistan´s only female provincial governor has been replaced by a man, an official said Wednesday, in a blow to women politicians in the patriarchal country. Masooma Muradi had faced strong resistance from religious conservatives and political opponents since her appointment in 2015 as governor of Daikundi, a remote province in central Afghanistan. "I can confirm Ms Masooma Muradi, the governor of Daikundi, has been replaced," Munera Yousufzada, a spokeswoman for the directorate of local governance, told AFP without giving a reason. "This is a normal procedure in the government. We are thankful for all her efforts. This is not any kind of prejudice against women." Yousufzada said Muradi had not been assigned another job. Muradi was handpicked by President Ashraf Ghani to lead Daikundi, but protests erupted even before she arrived in the impoverished province as her male political opponents attacked her lack of experience. Her ascent to the post was a remarkable feat in Afghanistan where stubborn patriarchal traditions and conservative attitudes about a woman's place in the world persist. Despite Ghani's efforts to appoint women to senior positions, Afghan politics remains largely a man´s domain with just a handful of women holding down political positions. In the entire country, there are just two female ministers -- counter-narcotics and women´s affairs -- one female deputy governor and two women district governors. Ghani dismissed the only other woman governor, of central Ghor province, after protests from religious conservatives. Muradi, who holds a degree in business administration, was a stark contrast to the warlords and strongmen who govern other provinces under a deep-rooted system of patronage politics. In an interview with AFP last year Muradi said many people could not "bear having a woman in this position". "I won´t allow men to hush me up -- society is not used to that from a woman," she said.
  20. MOSCOW: The absence of key midfielders due to injury will have no impact on the Manchester United team?s quality in their Champions League match against CSKA Moscow, manager Jose Mourinho said. United will be without Paul Pogba, Marouane Fellaini and Michael Carrick, leaving Mourinho with Nemanja Matic and Ander Herrera as the only experienced central midfielders available for the game on Wednesday. ?We don?t have Fellaini, we don?t have Pogba, we don?t have Carrick. So all three midfield players we lose for this match. The solutions are not many,? Mourinho told a news conference on Tuesday. ?We try not to focus on individual battles or specific areas on the pitch. We try to focus on the bigger picture. And we are going to have a team with quality, with balance.? Mourinho expects Fellaini to be back soon after sustaining an ankle injury in the 1-0 win at Southampton on Saturday. ?It was only when I saw it on TV that I realised that Fellaini was very lucky,? Mourinho added. ?I do not expect him to be out for long.? CSKA Moscow lie fourth in the Russian Premier League with six wins from 11 games but Mourinho believes they are ?the best CSKA I am going to play against?. ?I don?t like to speak about opponents,? he said. ?If I speak good, I motivate them. If I speak bad, I motivate them.? CSKA manager Viktor Goncharenko said his squad would try to find United?s weak spots. ?These are such great clubs that if they lose top players they always replace them,? Goncharenko said. ?It doesn?t mean that the level will decrease. We won?t find any weakness here.? United, unbeaten this season and level on points with Manchester City at the top of the Premier League, started their Champions League campaign with a 3-0 win over Basel at Old Trafford. CSKA beat Benfica 2-1 in Lisbon in their opening match.
  21. Since weddings are a once in a lifetime event (at least for most of us), going all out and throwing an extraordinary ceremony is not exactly unusual. Every and any couple, who is about to get married, would want things to suit their needs and desires. And so lately, theme-based weddings have taken over the world. When you are a die-hard fan of TV shows like ‘Game of Thrones' and books like ‘Lord of the Rings', you might want some of their elements to be a part of your wedding that might transform your big day into a fantasy. But an Indonesian couple decided to step up the game and planned their entire wedding ceremony inspired by the world-famous HBO series and J. R. R. Tolkien's book series. The groom, 28-year-old Rekhaza Panji Riawan, dressed up as King Joffrey Baratheon and the bride, 27-year-old Sista Mauli Wulandari dressed up as the Queen of the Elves. Thank you for being family, best friend, and master of ceremony of House of Baratheon, Dear Lord @dananggoldluck, Protector of the Broken Spirit, The Undrained, The Seven Kingdom Smuggler, and Father of Fat Dragons ð #wedding #gameofthrones #got #gameofthroneswedding #gots7 A post shared by Darth Mauli (@sistamawli) on Dec 8, 2016 at 2:23am PST Talking about their love for the TV show, Sista said, “Me and my husband can spend a day, a week, a month, or a year talking about Game of Thrones, and we don't get bored at all. Rekhaza is a major fanboy and I am a complete fangirl. He introduced me to it when we first got together and I was addicted.” They took less than a year to plan their rather ‘elaborate' wedding ceremony which was held in the couple's home in Jakarta, and all 600 guests who were in attendance, were asked to dress according to the quirky theme. The couple themselves got into full character. The bride ditched the traditional wedding gown for a regal short dress with a floor-sweeping cape. And she sported elf ears too! Meanwhile, the groom who dressed up as King Joffrey didn't go for a tux like other grooms do. Instead, he wore a royal robe and completed his look with a sword. The Half-elven. #wedding #elven #elf #lordoftherings A post shared by Darth Mauli (@sistamawli) on Nov 25, 2016 at 12:11am PST Ours is the Fury! ð¹âï¸ All hail to : @numotophoto & @erlaneizer for the best moments captured @putrila for the gorgeous #weddingcostumes @ryo_kuntet for the magnificent #Baratheon and #Galadriel #crown @tutinnitut for the fantastic elf #makeup @bantudekor for the marvellous outdoor decoration @marryforlove for wrapped up the glorious day â¤ï¸ #houseofbaratheon #gameofthrones #lordoftherings #elven #middlearth #wedding #weddingdress #weddingideas #weddingceremony #weddingday #liveauthentic #cosplayer #gameofthronesHBO #gotwedding #gameofthroneswedding A post shared by Darth Mauli (@sistamawli) on Nov 20, 2016 at 12:55am PST The couple even had guard of honors, dressed in brown robes and carrying wooden swords, accompanying them down the aisle. About to begin. #gameofthrones #lordoftherings #wedding #weddingideas #cosplayer A post shared by Darth Mauli (@sistamawli) on Nov 20, 2016 at 12:21am PST If you are wondering how much this extravagant wedding cost the couple, then here's some shocking news. Without compromising on any of details, they spent £10,000 (Rs 8.7 lakhs approximately) which is pretty less if we compare it to an average Indian wedding that costs you double and sometimes, even triple this amount. “Luckily, things aren't as expensive here as they are in the UK,' said the bride in an interview. Now traditionally, a bride throwing the bouquet for her bridesmaids to catch constitutes a very important aspect of a wedding but this couple decided to take a different route. After their nuptials finished, the groom instead fired a ceremonial bow and arrow. 'Instead of me throwing my bouquet, Rekhaza shot an arrow across the pool, so a guest could catch it,' said the bride, 'It was so romantic.' The other note-worthy details include the wedding invite that included a coin from Westeros, the continent where most of the Game of Thrones' action takes place, and their wedding banner was inspired by the Baratheon crown. There's no better #weddinginvitation designer in the world than your own groom ð¤ð» @rekhaza #invitation #leaf #design A post shared by Darth Mauli (@sistamawli) on Dec 3, 2016 at 6:55am PST This magical wedding has surely set the bar high when it comes to theme-based weddings and will definitely serve as an inspiration for all fan boys and girls out there!
  22. RAWALPINDI: A man shot dead his wife and father-in-law in the city?s Dhok Chiragh Din over a domestic dispute, police said. According to the police, the suspect along with his brothers opened fire at the two in the suspect?s house before fleeing the scene. Man kills wife, three daughters in Kasur The suspect locked his wife and daughters in a room and then hacked them to death Police reached the site and upon initial investigation found domestic dispute as the reason behind the incident.
  23. Let's get this straight—unibrows are wrong. Very, very wrong. You could be handsome, a clotheshorse or even gold digger's fantasy–but with bushy soldiers up there, your braggadocio holds invalid. And however manly a hirsute situation may seem, it makes you look shabby, scraggly and well...not very attractive. All we're trying to say here is that, whatever said and done, brow-caring is easy: trim, pluck and sculpt them down. After all, it's also about hygiene, aesthetic and most importantly, the what attracts the opposite ***. And really, your brows do count. © MensXP But that's just the start. Bigger questions here: what should your brows look like, how to trim them (or shave them?), should I pluck/tweeze or what's the best way of doing it all. For starters, let's define the most superior brows in male anatomy. In ideology, the ends of your brows should coincide with the corner of your eyes and their starting points should begin at the nose line. But the big difference in male species (as opposed to your mot), is that you should keep a bit of the bush intact. Men should look like men, not precisely cut gemstones. But that doesn't take away the million-dollar truth—we all need to tame our brows anyway. But should you trim or tweeze? Well, to be honest, you need a combination of two. Start with trimming first and shorten the length of the strands you intend to pluck. And then, turn to plucking the hair from the roots, instead of just snipping them to a length (otherwise, they'll grow back quick anyway). With the basics in place, time to prepare for some pain (and gain). What You Need: 1. Eyebrow Comb/Clean Toothbrush 2. Short Blade Scissors/Moustache Scissors/Nail Scissors 3. Tweezers (angled ones that narrow up the front) 4. Moisturizer © MensXP Step 1: Take a hot water shower. Begin with opening your pores up and loosening the strands you're going to be pluck. Simple solution: a hot shower. But in case you're against this idea, use a wet cloth dipped in warm water instead. Place it on your brows for 2-3 minutes! © MensXP Step 2: Comb your brows, in this manner... Bring that eyebrow comb/clean toothbrush out of your caddy, and comb your eyebrows straight up. Begin with the starting point (near the nose) and comb outwards, until you reach its endpoint near your temples. Step 3: Your first round of trimming feat. a pair of scissors. But mind you, not your craft-class scissors. Holding the hair on your brows upwards (keep using the comb, as and when required), snip off the desired length first. But not too much—start things slow. Now, while carefully examining the shape of your brows, slyly trim all the excess strands above the top line of your brows. Cut every strand that's hanging' a little way out of brow territory. Now take a U-turn, comb your brows downwards and check for visible strands outside the bottom line of your brows. Step 4: Time for pain! In case you've been too dumb to notice, it was all child's play till now. Time for the real deal—plucking every flyaway right from its root! Start with combing your brows naturally, towards your temples. Now, bring out your tweezers and pluck out all the strands that are growing out of the brow line. In particular, check for the ones that are growing independently and far away from your brows. Repeat the same procedure below your brows! © MensXP Step 5: Tada, unibrow! If you've been bridging your brows all this while, time to grow the f-ck out of that nonsense, too. Pluck the strands in the center first and then move towards the brows (one brow at a time). How much should you pluck? Place your thumb in the center and pluck anything that falls right under it. Remember: don't aim at a bald patch in the center, you might end up losing out on your masculine arch. Step 6: Finish off with a moisturiser! You've trimmed, you've plucked and really gone awry on your brows. Time to pamper them with hydration! Post achieving a well-groomed pair of brows, apply some body milk/moisturizer on the area. And using your fingers, bury it into the skin. © MensXP Final words: as per requirement, repeat the process as often as needed.
  24. Spanish police on Friday detained a man they said had a close relationship with a number of those involved in last month?s attacks in Barcelona when militant used a van to hit pedestrians and carried out a follow-up attack, killing 16. The Moroccan man, 24, is a resident in Spain and had connections to a cell which took part in the attack, especially the imam Abdelbaki Es Satty, the Interior Ministry said in a statement. Police are looking at the man?s part in the acquisition of materials, specifically hydrogen peroxide, which was used in the manufacture of some 100 kilos of TATP explosives, the ministry said. The cell had accumulated around 120 canisters of butane gas at a house in a town south of Barcelona with which, police said following the attacks, it had planned to carry out a larger bomb attack. A blast that destroyed the house in the town of Alcanar on Aug. 16, the eve of the Barcelona attack, was accidentally triggered by the cell, police say. Satty, said to be the leader of the militant group, died in the explosion. Six of the suspects were killed by police during the attacks and four have been arrested, with two held in prison. Spanish police have arrested 201 people they claim are associated with militant Islamists since raising the alert level to 4, the second highest, in June 2015.
  25. English football club Manchester United said recent signings put it in a strong position on the pitch as it backed itself to match last year?s record revenue off the field. However, United forecast core profit for the current year would dip from a record of almost 200 million pounds ($270 million) in 2016-17 as its wage bill rose because of higher payments on its return to the European Champions League. United, whose top players include Paul Pogba and summer signing Romelu Lukaku, are currently joint top of the English Premier League. They have also qualified for the Champions League after winning the second-tier Europa League last season. ?We believe we have improved the balance and depth of our squad and are well placed to challenge for trophies,? Executive Vice Chairman Ed Woodward told financial analysts. Controlled by the American Glazer family and with its shares traded in New York, United forecast revenue of between 575 million pounds and 585 million pounds in 2017-18. That would be broadly in line with record revenue of 581 million pounds in the year to June 30. United shares traded 3.7 percent higher at $17.85 in New York at 1500 GMT, valuing the club at around $2.8 billion. FLYING START As well as the Europa League, United won the League Cup last season, their first under manager Jose Mourinho. However, they had to settle for fifth place in the 20-team Premier League. United reported core profit of 199.8 million pounds in the year to the end of June. That figure was likely to slip to between 175-185 million pounds in the current year as higher costs are felt. United have started the season well on the pitch, crushing Basel 3-0 last week in the Champions League and winning four out of five Premier League games so far. The Champions League, Europe?s top soccer tournament, is widely popular around the globe and garners significant revenue for the participating clubs via pooled TV payments and higher matchday receipts. Woodward welcomed signs that groups such as Facebook and Amazon were interested in streaming rights for live sports, a move that could drive values ever higher. ?We will welcome the interest as it is important to digitally engage with fans and we think we can be complementary to partners like these coming in to the mix,? Woodward added. In September, Facebook made a $600 million losing bid to buy the streaming rights to Indian Premier League cricket and analysts believe it could look at soccer next.