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Iranian athlete who fled country wants to compete for Germany in Tokyo

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Iranian athlete wants to compete for Germany in Tokyo

Iran’s only female Olympic medalist Kimia Alizadeh wants to compete for Germany after leaving her country earlier this year. She also blasted at the Iranian lawmakers. 

She hopes to rebuild her life in Germany and continue her Taekwondo career. 

At a Taekwondo club in Luenen, Germany on Friday, while talking to journalists she said, “Even if I do not make it to the Olympics, it does not matter because I have made up my mind.” 

“I am sure that I will be judged by many, but I am just 21 years old and can attend world tournaments and future Olympics. However, I will spare no effort to get the best result at this time as well.”

Kimia won her bronze medal during the 2016 Olympic in Rio de Janeiro, making her the first female athlete to win a medal for Iran. But soon her joy turned into frustration due to the barriers imposed by her country. 

She even accused the Iranian government of sexism. Also, she criticized the mandatory rule of wearing the hijab in her Instagram post. 

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با سلام آغاز کنم، با خداحافظی یا تسلیت؟ سلام مردم مظلوم ایران، خداحافظ مردم نجیب ایران، تسلیت به شما مردم همیشه داغدار ایران. شما مرا چقدر می‌شناسید؟ فقط آنطور که در مسابقات، در تلویزیون، یا در حضور مقامات دیده‌اید. اجازه دهید حالا آزادانه، هویت سانسور شده‌ام را معرفی کنم. می‌گویند کیمیا پس از این چیزی نخواهد شد. خودم از این هم فراتر می‌روم و می‌گویم قبل از این هم چیزی نبوده‌ام: «من کیمیا علیزاده، نه تاریخسازم، نه قهرمانم، نه پرچمدار کاروان ایران» من یکی از میلیون‌ها زن سرکوب شده در ایرانم که سال‌هاست هر طور خواستند بازی‌ام دادند. هر کجا خواستند بردند. هر چه گفتند پوشیدم. هر جمله‌ای دستور دادند تکرار کردم. هر زمان صلاح دیدند، مصادره‌ام کردند. مدال‌هایم را پای حجاب اجباری گذاشتند و به مدیریت و درایت خودشان نسبت دادند. من برایشان مهم نبودم. هیچکداممان برایشان مهم نیستیم، ما ابزاریم. فقط آن مدال‌های فلزی اهمیت دارد تا به هر قیمتی که خودشان نرخ گذاشتند از ما بخرند و بهره‌برداری سیاسی کنند، اما همزمان برای تحقیرت، می‌گویند: فضیلت زن این نیست که پاهایش را دراز کند! من صبح‌ها هم از خواب بیدار می‌شوم پاهایم ناخودآگاه مثل پنکه می‌چرخد و به در و دیوار می‌گیرد. آنوقت چگونه می‌توانستم مترسکی باشم که می‌خواستند از من بسازند؟ در برنامه زنده تلویزیون، سوال‌هایی پرسیدند که دقیقاً بخاطر همان سوال دعوتم کرده بودند. حالا که نیستم می‌گویند تن به ذلت داده‌ام. آقای ساعی! من آمدم تا مثل شما نباشم و در مسیری که شما پیش رفتید قدم برندارم. من در صورت تقلید بخشی از رفتارهای شما، بیش از شما می‌توانستم به ثروت و قدرت برسم. من به اینها پشت کردم. من یک انسانم و می‌خواهم بر مدار انسانیت باقی بمانم. در ذهن‌های مردسالار و زن‌ستیزتان، همیشه فکر می‌کردید کیمیا زن است و زبان ندارد! روح آزرده من در کانال‌های آلوده اقتصادی و لابی‌های تنگ سیاسی شما نمی‌گنجد. من جز تکواندو، امنیت و زندگی شاد و سالم درخواست دیگری از دنیا ندارم. مردم نازنین و داغدار ایران، من نمی‌خواستم از پله‌های ترقی که بر پایه فساد و دروغ بنا شده بالا بروم. کسی به اروپا دعوتم نکرده و در باغ سبز به رویم باز نشده. اما رنج و سختی غربت را بجان می‌خرم چون نمی‌خواستم پای سفره ریاکاری، دروغ، بی عدالتی و چاپلوسی بنشینم. این تصمیم از کسب طلای المپیک هم سخت‌تر است، اما هر کجا باشم فرزند ایران زمین باقی می‌مانم. پشت به دلگرمی شما می‌دهم و جز اعتماد شما در راه سختی که قدم گذاشته‌ام، خواسته دیگری ندارم.

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Furthermore, Alizadeh accused the country’s lawmakers of lying and injustice towards the Iranian athletes. 

Alizadeh was in Netherlands earlier this week to meet the taekwondo officials. The German Taekwondo union has spoken in her favor and letting her represent and compete for the country.

She said, “If the German government assists me and I can go through this process as fast as possible, I might be able to make it to the Olympics too.” 

According to recent reports, she even received offers from Netherlands, Belgium, Canada, and Bulgaria to compete. 

Kimia said, wore everything the government asked her to and “repeated everything they told me to say. … None of us matter to them.”

Kimia said she just wants “a peaceful life,” and she’s not looking back.

“I have a great feeling to have made a decision for my life that would definitely change my future,” she said. “I think it is not even clear enough now and, in the years to come, I will understand what a good decision I made.”

Many Iranian athletes have left the country in recent years due to government intervention. 

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Valorant: First look at new map ‘Ascent’ revealed

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First look at Valorant’s new map ‘Ascent’ revealed

The first live-action glimpse of the new map ‘Ascent’ is revealed. Thanks to a leaked version of the map you can know its accurate location. 

Reyna stole the attention with the big reveal, while the reveal of the fourth map, also rumored to be Ascent is now gaining attraction. 

Even Riot Games have confirmed that a new map should be coming for launch. Though it’s still uncertain what we can expect. Reyna’s gameplay trailer revealed details about the map. 

After looking closely at the map and trailer one can see Reyna starting off by aiming down B-Main. She falls back to Switch after landing the kill on Cypher, taking out Breach. 

The full overview of the map Ascent:

Valorant Ascent map

Before dispatching two more agents who run outside of COurtyard to secure the team ace. 

Earlier, Riot had teased the map during one of the developer updates. 
After cross-referencing the radar in the screenshot of the leaked map, one can find that developers were located in the Defender’s Spawn area. 

These all indicate Ascent becoming the next map to be launched. Let’s wait for Riot Games to announce it officially.

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Microsoft sacked Journalists to replace them with robots

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Microsoft sacked Journalists to replace them with robots

According to the US and UK media reports, Microsoft will replace multiple contract journalists on its MSN website and use AI-enabled automated systems to show news stories.

Currently, the curation of stories from various news publishers is done by journalists for the MSN site. AI-enabled automated systems will now perform these tasks, reported Seattle Times. Microsoft says it was part of an evaluation of its business.

Microsoft giant said in a statement: “Like all companies, we evaluate our business on a regular basis. This can result in increased investment in some places and, from time to time, redeployment in others. These decisions are not the result of the current pandemic.”

News organizations usually monetize their content through platforms like Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, Bing, and more. 

Journalists are hired to decide which headline and stories should be presented on the home screen. 

The Seattle Times reported, around 50 contract news producers are about to lose their jobs by the end of June. A team of full-time journalists will still remain and do their job. 

“It’s demoralising to think machines can replace us but there you go,” one of those facing redundancy told the paper.

Journalists have warned that AI won’t be familiar with the strict editorial guidelines and may end up giving inappropriate stories a pass. 

The Guardian reported, 27 of the journalists losing their jobs were employed by the UK’s PA Media.

One journalist said: “I spend all my time reading about how automation and AI is going to take all our jobs – now it’s taken mine.”

Microsoft and Google are experimenting with this so-called AI-enabled journalism to cut costs. Multiple artificial intelligence software has already emerged which can write human-like content. 

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How to Perform All Friendships In Mortal Kombat 11 Aftermath

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MK11 Aftermath Friendships Guide – How to Perform Friendships

How do you perform all Friendships in Mortal Kombat 11 Aftermath? In our Mortal Kombat 11 Aftermath guide, we will show you how to perform all Friendships.

Mortal Kombat 11 Aftermath: How to Perform All Friendships

Below given is the list of how to perform every Friendship in Mortal Kombat 11 Aftermath. make sure you pay attention to the control key below so that you push the correct buttons. Please note, all of these moves must be executed at mid-range in the game.

Control Key

  • F – Forwards
  • B – Backwards
  • U – Up
  • D – Down

Baraka

Nailed It
F B D D Square

Cassie Cage

Feeling Cute, Might Delete Later
F B D D Square

Cetrion

Serenity
D D D D Square

D’Vorah

I Feel Pretty
B F D B Triangle

Erron Black

What The Duck
F B D B X

Frost

Frost-Capades
B F B F X

Fujin

Let’s Go Fly A Kite
B D B D Triangle

Geras

Beach Party
F D F D Circle

Jacqui Briggs

Wibbly Wobbly Kronibop
D D D Triangle

Jade

I Want Kandy
B D D D Triangle

Jax

Sexy Jax-A-Phone
F B D D Triangle

Johnny Cage

Dub Dub WB
B F B D Triangle

Joker

Come On Bats
D D D D X

Kabal

Bop It
F D B D Square

Kano

Kiss The Cook
B F B F Triangle

Kitana

Do You Want To Build A Shao Khan?
B D D B X

Kollector

One Man Band
F B D D Triangle

Kotal Khan

GTL
D B D F X

Kung Lao

Kung Ductor
F B F B Circle

Liu Kang

Shaolin Hustle
B D D B Triangle

Nightwolf

Matokan Slideshow
F B F D Square

Noob Saibot

Me and My Shadow
D B D F X

Raiden

Earthrealm’s Got Talent
D F B D Circle

Robocop

Breakin’ It Down
B D F D Circle

Scorpion

Teddy-ality
F B F B Circle

Shang Tsung

Rainbow Connection
B B D F Circle

Shao Khan

Winner, Winner, Outworld Dinner
D B D B Triangle

Sheeva

Krystal Clear
F B D D Square

Sindel

Sweet Serenade
F D D U X

Skarlet

Masterpiece
D D D D Square

Sonya Blade

Fetch, Good Drone
D B D D Square

Spawn

Hellish Desires
F D B D Square

Sub-Zero

Frosty Treats
D D B F Square

Terminator

Stuntman
B D B D X


We are sure you will be to perform all Friendships in Mortal Kombat 11 Aftermath now. Let us know in the comments section, do check our MK11 Aftermath guides.

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