EURAS President conducts master class at BHOS


Mustafa Aydin, President of the Eurasian Universities Union (EURAS), Founder and Rector of Istanbul Aydin University, held a master class at the Baku Higher Oil School of SOCAR (BHOS).

The event titled ‘Modern Leadership in Higher Education’ was attended by BHOS Rector Elmar Gasimov, social and political activist Hasan Hasanov, and representatives of several higher education institutions in the country.

Rector Elmar Gasimov opened the event with a keynote speech. He talked about the relevance of the topic, emphasizing the importance of studying modern methods in this field. According to him, our rich traditions and mental values, as well as our modernity, play an important role in shaping the youth as worthy citizens and personalities.

Then, Mustafa Aydin talked about the main characteristics of leadership, the role of education in the development and formation of personality, and the importance of moral values. He shared his experiences with the participants of the master class.

In conclusion, famous po
litical and state figure Hasan Hasanov made a speech in which he emphasized the importance of the event and wished success to those gathered.

Mustafa Aydin then answered questions from the participants of the event.

Source: Azerbaijan State News Agency

Turkish fighter jet KAAN successfully conducts 2nd test flight


Turkish homegrown fighter jet KAAN on Monday successfully conducted its second successful test flight, Anadolu Agency reports citing the head of the nation’s Defense Industry Agency.

‘Our national combat aircraft, which successfully made its first flight on Feb. 21, took off from the runway at 08.46 this morning, remained in the air for 14 minutes, and reached an altitude of 10,000 feet,’ Haluk Gorgun, the agency head, said on X.

Gorgun expressed his gratitude for witnessing this ‘historic moment.’

‘I wholeheartedly congratulate all our companies, employees, and institutional personnel who contributed to the project, especially our Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) engineers, pilots and technical team,’ he said, adding that they are taking firm steps towards mass production.

Praising the efforts of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for achieving such a success together with the country, he said Turkish skies are in ‘safe hands’ with local and national technologies.

KAAN, the first fifth-generation
fighter jet manufactured domestically, aims to replace the Turkish army’s aging fleet.

Before its maiden flight, tests were carried out on KAAN’s launch seat tests, control surfaces, landing gear, avionic systems, fuel, engine start-up, and taxiing.

KAAN will be capable of air-to-air combat with next-generation weapons and precision strikes from internal weapon mounts at supersonic speed, and will provide increased combat power with AI and neural network support.

The latest development makes Trkiye one of the few countries to own this technology.

The aircraft, for which the project began in 2016, was rolled out in March 2023.

Last year, it left the hangar for the first time, and last May, the name of the aircraft was announced by Erdogan.

It is part of Trkiye’s continuing efforts to shift most of its defense vehicles, weapons, and supplies from foreign sources to domestic ones.

Source: Azerbaijan State News Agency

Iranian currency to world’s currency rates for May 6


BAKU: The Central Bank of Iran (CBI) posted an official foreign currency rate on May 6, Trend reports via the CBI.

Based on the bank’s currency exchange rate, 11 currency prices grew while 14 fell compared to May 5.

As for CBI, $1 equals 42,000 Iranian rials, and one euro equals 45,197 rials. On May 5, one euro was 45,220 rials.

In Iran, the official exchange rate is used for the import of some essential products.

The exchange rate announced by the CBI to banks and exchange offices is called the SANA system. According to this system, one euro was worth 479,828 rials, and $1 was worth 445,887 rials.

NIMA is a scheme for selling a percentage of the foreign money earned from exports.

The price of one euro in this system amounted to 442,073 rials, and the price of $1 was 413,766 rials.

On the black market, $1 is worth about 603,000-606,000 rials, while one euro is about 650,000-653,000 rials.

Source: Trend News Agency

Liverpool beat Tottenham Hotspur 4-2 at Anfield


Liverpool beat Tottenham 4-2 at Anfield to condemn the visitors to a fourth consecutive loss which leaves their hopes of Champions League qualification hanging by a thread, according to Sky Sports.

The Reds were rampant for the opening hour, with Mohamed Salah, back in the side following his touchline spat with Jurgen Klopp against West Ham, heading them in front early on before Andrew Robertson added a second on the stroke of half-time.

Cody Gakpo then nodded Liverpool’s third after the break before Harvey Elliott punished more poor Tottenham defending with a stunning fourth from long range soon afterwards.

Ange Postecoglou’s side rallied to halve the deficit thanks to goals from substitute Richarlison and Heung-Min Son.

But in the end it was another painful afternoon for Spurs, who have lost four Premier League games in a row for the first time in 20 years and remain seven points behind fourth-placed Aston Villa with only three games left to play.

For Liverpool, out of the title race in third place, t
he result at least raises hopes of a positive finish to Klopp’s final campaign in charge.

Source: Azerbaijan State News Agency

Lionel Messi sets MLS record by recording five assists as Inter Miami demolish Red Bulls


Lionel Messi further etched his name into the annals of Major League Soccer history, orchestrating a stunning 6-2 demolition of the New York Red Bulls with a record-breaking performance that had the home crowd on their feet, according to Marca.

Just months after joining Inter Miami, Messi, alongside his celebrated teammate Luis Suarez, turned what began as a challenging match into a showcase of soccer brilliance. Despite trailing 1-0 at halftime to a spirited goal by Dante Vanzeir, Inter Miami emerged from the break transformed, with Messi at the heart of an electrifying comeback.

Scoring once and assisting five times, Messi set two MLS records in one game: the most goal contributions in a single match with six, and the most assists in a single match with five. This was a performance that reverberated across the soccer world, showcasing not only his unmatchable skill but also his profound impact on his team and the league.

Suarez, reaping the rewards of Messi’s visionary play, completed a hat-trick, while
newcomer Matias Rojas scored twice off the bench, marking his debut with the club in style. The game, which ended with Inter Miami at the top of the Eastern Conference standings, was a testament to the team’s depth and resilience, having now gained 17 of their 24 points from trailing positions.

The magnitude of the victory was not lost on the fans nor the pundits, as Messi was named Man of the Match in what could only be described as a masterclass of soccer intelligence and execution. His performance was a poignant reminder of why he remains one of the greatest, if not the greatest, to ever play the game.

Inter Miami’s coach, reflecting on the historic win, praised the team’s spirit and Messi’s leadership. “What we saw tonight was more than just a soccer game. It was a statement. Lionel doesn’t just play; he inspires.”

As the MLS season progresses, the eyes of the soccer world will remain fixed on Messi and Inter Miami, a team that now not only dreams of championship glory but also plays with the convictio
n of champions.

Source: Azerbaijan State News Agency

Azerbaijani swimmers shine with nine medals in Russia


Azerbaijani swimmers have proved their mettle by winning nine medals, including two golds, in the Rector’s Cup competition held in Kazan, Russia, at the 50m Burevestnik Swimming Pool.

Abdurrahman Rustamov achieved success by triumphing in both the men’s 200m and 50m individual butterfly races. Rustamov also claimed silver medals in both the men’s 100m butterfly and 200m mixed and freestyle races.

Fatima Alkaramova clinched a silver medal in the women’s 200m individual freestyle event, and finished 3rd both in the 100m freestyle and mixed races. Rashad Alguliyev earned bronze medal in the men’s mixed 200m medley.

Source: Azerbaijan State News Agency

FourFourTwo names Baku Olympic Stadium one of the best 50 arenas in the world


The esteemed soccer magazine FourFourTwo has updated its ranking of the top 100 soccer stadiums worldwide. Baku Olympic Stadium has been recognized as one of the top 50 arenas, securing the 41st spot on the list. The stadium, inaugurated in 2015, boasts a capacity of 69,870 spectators, making it the largest arena in Azerbaijan.

Topping the list is Argentina’s ‘La Bombonera’ stadium, followed by Brazil’s MaracanĂ£ Stadium in second place and Germany’s ‘Signal Iduna Park’ in third, known for having the largest hospitality area in the German Bundesliga.

Source: Azerbaijan State News Agency