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first_imgThe State Palace was not immediately available for comment when asked about Jokowi’s call with Rouhani. But the Iranian Embassy in Jakarta has confirmed it.On Tuesday, Jokowi stressed on his official Twitter account the need for solidarity among nations during the COVID-19 pandemic.“COVID-19 knows no borders, ethnicities and religions. It is impossible to fight it alone. That’s why I have been talking to several leaders of countries such as Saudi Arabia, the UAE, the United States, China, Russia, Japan, Singapore, Australia and others, in the spirit of solidarity and helping each other,” he said. The leaders also talked about the COVID-19 pandemic and the two countries’ plans to fight the highly contagious disease. During the telephone conversation, Jokowi and Rouhani also shared each country’s experiences and scientific achievements as well as plans to develop cooperation to meet each other’s needs.”The Islamic Republic of Iran has achieved good success in the field of science and technology and supplying and manufacturing requirements such as test kits, ventilators, CT scans and N95 masks and is ready to cooperate and interact with Indonesia in this regard,” Rouhani said as quoted by ISNA on Monday.As of Wednesday, Iran has recorded 92,584 cases of COVID-19, with 5,877 deaths, Worldometers recorded.Meanwhile, Indonesia has reported 9,511 confirmed cases with 773 fatalities. Topics :center_img President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo had a fruitful conversation over the phone with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Monday, during which they stressed the importance of cooperation in the fight against COVID-19.The two leaders acknowledged the friendly relationship between their countries and highlighted the further development of ties and cooperation between Tehran and Jakarta to serve both nations’ interests, Iranian news outlet ISNA reported.Rouhani also congratulated Indonesians on the holy month of Ramadan, expressing hope that it would bring only blessings for all Muslims.last_img read more

first_imgHalf of the large listed companies in Germany still have much to do when it comes to the governance of their pension funds, according to Susanne Jungblut, director of Solution Compensation & Benefits at KPMG Germany.Jungblut also warned that, judging by the results of a recent survey of one-third of those companies listed in the DAX and MDAX indices with more than €100m in pension liabilities the “need for action” was likely to be much higher among smaller companies, which “still often have large defined benefit obligations” on their balance sheets.“Especially in the low-interest-rate environment, risk management of pension liabilities has significant importance and should be tackled,” she said at the Handelsblatt conference in Berlin.The survey found that, while 90% of the companies surveyed regularly run ALM studies, only around half of those do so quarterly or monthly. Similarly, the legally required ‘sensitivity analysis’ of liabilities is conducted only once a year by one-third of the companies, while half of respondents conceded they did not know how often such analyses were conducted.“This is not sufficient given the fast economic developments,” Jungblut said.She added that, while most companies actively include their actuaries in assessing pension risks, she was worried about the minority where the actuary seemed to be the only one with knowledge of that risk.Jungblut also said it was “really bad” that a minority of companies lacked any defined responsibilities regarding pension risks.Special reporting tools for pensions, a pensions committee and a pensions governance directive were each found in half of the surveyed companies, respectively.Jungblut noted that German companies had “become aware of the relevance of pension governance and had also recognised the need for action”.last_img read more

first_imgAdwen has hired Eidesvik’s vessel Viking Neptun to support commissioning activities at the 350MW Wikinger offshore wind farm in the German Baltic Sea.The vessel will be used for the accommodation of technicians and crew transfers to the wind turbines.The contract, beginning from mid-October, has the duration of five months with further options.Jan Fredrik Meling, CEO at Eidesvik, said: “I am very pleased with our organisation’s ability to find employment for the Viking Neptun in the renewable market. This is the fourth contract Eidesvik has been awarded in the offshore wind market since the beginning of 2016.”At the end of August, 56 out of 70 5MW wind turbines were installed at the Wikinger wind farm, while all 70 are scheduled to be up and connected to the grid before the year end.The EUR 1.4 billion wind farm will be operated from the recently opened O&M base in Mukran for at least 25 years.Wikinger is scheduled to be fully operational by the end of this year.last_img read more

first_imgSweden-based shipowner Furetank Rederi, a part of the Gothia Tanker Alliance, has taken delivery of its new chemical/product tanker, the 20,000 cbm Fure Vinga.Featuring a length of 149.9 meters and a beam of 22.8 meters, the newbuilding was delivered by China’s shipbuilder Avic Dingheng Shipbuilding.The tanker will be commercially managed by Furetank Chartering in the Gothia Tanker Alliance.The 16,300 dwt tanker is a part of a batch of six vessels ordered by Furetank Rederi together with the alliance partners Thun Tankers and Älvtank Rederi.Being built to a design developed by FKAB together with Furetank, the vessels have a minimal impact on the environment, with close to 50% reduction of CO2 emissions.They fulfill the Tier III rules and have LNG for inert gas production, power production with floating frequency, battery backup (UPS) for all vital functions to minimize use of auxiliary engines, installed ballast water cleaning system, ice class 1A and Alternative Propulsion System.last_img read more

first_imgThe U.S. National Offshore Wind R&D Consortium is inviting proposals to fund projects that support offshore wind innovation for the local market.This Program Opportunity Notice (PON) seeks to develop and demonstrate technology innovations that will reduce the levelized cost of electricity (LCoE) for offshore wind in the U.S.Proposals should focus on new solutions that remove barriers and address issues essential for cost reduction, deployment, and industry growth specific to offshore wind regions in the states.Additionally, the consortium seeks proposals that demonstrate technology with high potential for replicability, providing a feasible path to commercialization that delivers benefits to multiple categories of end-users.In December 2017, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced a USD 18.5 million funding to the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) for the establishment of the R&D consortium.The consortium’s goal is to develop and demonstrate technology innovations that reduce LCoE for offshore wind in the U.S., remove risk and other barriers to implementation and support the growth of local offshore wind manufacturing and supply chain.last_img read more

first_img The high-stakes third set went with serve until the ninth game when the Canadian lost his footing going for a shot to hand Djokovic a break point, then sent a forehand long to go 5-4 down. But the drama wasn’t over. Djokovic was serving for the match and 30-0 in front when a woman was taken ill in the stands and the action was briefly halted. The Serb threw her a bottle of cold water as medics escorted her out, but it seemed to affect his concentration and he lost the next four points as Shapovalov broke back. They both held serve to take it to a tiebreaker and Djokovic, as he has so often done before, rose to the occasion when it mattered most. – Lajovic in the zone – World number 34 Lajovic, who has been steadily moving through the rankings and captured his first ATP title last year at Umag, was in the zone against Auger-Aliassime. He executed his game plan clinically and was tactically spot on, successfully targeting the wayward forehand of the Canadian, who made 32 unforced errors. Promoted ContentTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksGorgeous Asian Actresses All Men Are Crazy About6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love With6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks9 Best Movie Robots Of All TimeTop 10 Most Costly Liquids In The WorldTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes Novak Djokovic dropped his first set of the ATP Cup Friday in a titanic struggle with Canada’s Denis Shapovalov, surviving a scare before rallying to guide Serbia into a semi-final against Russia. The world number two was made to work hard in a hot and humid Sydney by the 14th-ranked young gun before prevailing 4-6, 6-1, 7-6 (7⁄4). Novak Djokovic was made to work hard in a hot and humid Sydney by the 14th-ranked Denis Shopalov His impressive teammate Dusan Lajovic, buoyed by a huge contingent of Serbian fans at Ken Rosewall Arena, earlier crushed world number 21 Felix Auger-Aliassime 6-4, 6-2. “This was the closest match I have ever played against Denis. It was so close it could have gone a different way easily,” said Djokovic. “He was playing some terrific tennis and I want to give a huge round of applause and credit to him. Well done.” The win sets up a semi-final against Russia, whose two singles players – world number five Daniil Medvedev and the 17th ranked Karen Khachanov – are unbeaten this season. The other last four clash will see the Nick Kyrgios-led Australia play either Belgium or Rafael Nadal’s Davis Cup-winning Spain, who are on court later Friday. Djokovic faced Shapovalov four times last year and won each match comfortably. But the 20-year-old is fast-improving and had already picked up a pair of top 10 wins against Stefanos Tsitsipas and Alexander Zverev at the tournament. He came out with guns blazing, stunning Djokovic and his fans by winning the first set. Rattled, the Serbian superstar steamrolled the Canadian in the second set, winning five games in a row as the boisterous crowd got to Shapovalov, who allowed errors to creep in. But after a pep talk from team captain Adriano Fuorivia he returned rejuvenated. Loading… Read Also:Djokovic drums support for ATP Cup, Davis Cup to merge “There were so many Serbian people here today they helped me relax and get that energy that I need to play like this,” he said. “Today, everything was working fine and I was feeling really myself on the court, I feel like everything is going the way it should.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

first_imgKim Jong Un oversaw a Korean People’s Army ‘long-range artillery’ drill at an undisclosed location AFP The North “appeared to have carriedout joint firing drills involving various types of multiple rocketlaunchers”, the South’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said, expressing“strong regret” over Pyongyang’s actions. Initially they said threeprojectiles were involved, before changing the description to“multiple.” (AFP) Analysts say the North has beencontinuing to refine its weapons capabilities during its long-stalled nucleardiscussions with the US, which have been at a standstill since the collapse ofthe Hanoi summit between leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump morethan a year ago.center_img PYONGYANG – Nuclear-armed North Korea onMonday fired what Japan said appeared to be ballistic missiles, a week after asimilar weapons test by Pyongyang.last_img read more

first_imgThe Blues have confirmed Sarr will spend the 2020/21 season out on loan to “provide the chance to gain valuable game time and add to his experience so he will be ready to join our squad”.Sarr arrives with plenty of experience in France, playing over 100 times for Nice and earning the club’s young player of the year award.In a statement, Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia said: “The opportunity to sign Malang was one we could not miss. He is a tremendous prospect and we will be monitoring him closely during his loan period, hoping he will soon be back at Chelsea. We are very happy to welcome him to the club today.” Read Also: Man City to offer €100m plus three players for MessiChelsea have been busy in the transfer window having already brought in Timo Werner, Hakim Ziyech, Ben Chilwell and Xavier Mbuyamba.Sarr, who has represented France U16 to U21 level, plays primarily as a centre-back but also featured at left-back on occasion for Nice.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hootWhy Do So Many Digital Assistants Have Feminine Names & Voices?2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks10 Largest Cities In The World7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black Holes7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime Chelsea  sealed fifth signing of the summer after completing a deal for young French defender Malang Sarr.Advertisementcenter_img Loading… The 21-year-old, who left Nice this summer following the expiry of his contract, has signed a five-year deal at Stamford Bridge.last_img read more

first_img With Wayne Rooney’s future still unresolved, Kagawa could be asked to play a more prominent part by new boss David Moyes. And, after taking on a pivotal role in the Dortmund outfit that won back-to-back German titles, then reached the Champions League final last term after Kagawa’s exit, the 24-year-old has no doubts about his ability to carry out the job. “You have to believe in yourself,” he said. “If you don’t, things can go wrong both on and off the pitch. Being positive and believing in yourself is important, not only in football but also in improving as a person.” Should Rooney remain within the Red Devils fold, as Moyes hopes, the competition for Kagawa would remain huge, with Robin van Persie, Javier Hernandez and Danny Welbeck also vying for advanced roles beyond the midfield. Yet it is a situation Kagawa prefers to embrace rather than shy away from. “It is inspiring and exciting to play alongside such world class players,” he said. “Wayne can do everything to the highest standard. He has everything a football player would need: team spirit, hard work, switching between attack and defence. “You don’t see such players very often. He plays for the team, plus he can score and assist. There is so much I can learn from him and I enjoy playing with him. Robin, of course, made the difference with his goals. He’s wonderful.” Manchester United midfielder Shinji Kagawa admits he must improve on his first season’s work at Old Trafford. The Japan star did emerge from his debut campaign with a Premier League title winners’ medal. He also bagged a superb hat-trick in a late season victory over Norwich. However, a major knee injury halted what had been an encouraging start to life with United, and the former Borussia Dortmund star never quite regained his form of old. “It was great to win the title with United,” Kagawa told Inside United. “But I feel I still have work to do. I would say I am half satisfied, half unsatisfied.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more