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BI, Chinese central bank sign local currency settlement agreement

first_imgBank Indonesia (BI) and the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) signed on Wednesday a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to establish a framework promoting the use of local currencies for trade and direct investment.With the local currency settlement (LCS) agreement signed by BI Governor Perry Warjiyo and PBOC Governor Yi Gang, both central banks agreed to promote the direct exchange rate quotation and interbank trade for the Chinese yuan and the Indonesian rupiah.Going forward, the two central banks will strengthen the cooperation through regular information sharing and discussion. “This collaboration marks a key milestone in strengthening bilateral financial cooperation between China and Indonesia,” reads a BI statement issued on Wednesday.“The authorities believe that it will positively contribute to encouraging the use of local currencies for settlement of trade and direct investment between the two countries.”Bank Indonesia has signed similar agreements with other central banks, namely Bank of Thailand and Bank Negara Malaysia, as well as with the Japanese Finance Ministry.The importance of LCS increases as trade between Asian countries grows, according to an earlier publication from BI. Trading without having to go through the exchange rate of the United States dollar can result in a more efficient price.China is Indonesia’s largest trading partner. Indonesia’s non-oil and gas exports to China reached US$17.81 billion with imports amounting to $24.72 billion in the January–August period, according to Statistics Indonesia (BPS) data.Topics :last_img read more

EIA: Sabine Pass ships four LNG cargoes, Henry Hub climbs

first_imgLNG World News Staff Sabine Pass terminal (Image courtesy of Cheniere)Cheniere’s Sabine Pass liquefaction terminal in Louisiana, currently the only such a facility to ship U.S. shale gas overseas, has exported four cargoes of the fuel in the week ending May 17, according to the Energy Information Administration.Four vessels with a total LNG-carrying capacity of 13.8 Bcf departed Sabine Pass from Thursday to Wednesday, compared with four vessels last report week, EIA said in its weekly report issued on Thursday.Natural gas pipeline flows to the liquefaction terminal averaged 2.2 Bcf/d for the week ending May 17, as compared to 2.3 Bcf/d in the previous week.Houston-based Cheniere currently ships the chilled fuel produced at three liquefaction trains. The company is developing up to six trains at its Sabine Pass terminal with each train expected to have a nominal production capacity of approximately 4.5 million tons per annum.Henry Hub risesNatural gas spot prices in the United States rose at most locations in the report week with the Henry Hub price increasing 5¢ from last Wednesday.The Henry Hub spot price gained from $3.11/MMBtu last Wednesday to $3.16/MMBtu two days ago, EIA said.At the Chicago Citygate, prices decreased 4¢ from last Wednesday to $3.16/MMBtu two days ago while prices at PG&E Citygate in Northern California dropped 7¢ to $3.35/MMBtu.last_img read more

Four docs said he was brain-dead

first_imgThe Sun (UK) 24 April 2012A CAR crash victim declared brain-dead by four doctors made a “miracle” recovery after his parents begged for a second opinion moments before his life support was to be switched off.  Steven Thorpe suffered horrific injuries when he was in one of three cars that collided with a horse that had run loose. One of his friends and the animal died in the smash. (Doctors) asked his parents to consider donating his organs but Steven’s dad begged medics to reconsider and enlisted private GP Julia Piper to examine his son. Dr Piper agreed Steven had a chance of recovery and got doctors to agree to fresh tests, which found faint brain waves after all. NHS chiefs agreed to bring the lad out of his coma to see if he could survive unaided — and he has since stunned them by making a remarkable recovery. read more

DA: Woman turned into sex slave after internet meeting

first_imgBy Kristen Hamill, CNN News Tweet 26 Views   no discussions Share Share Share New York (CNN) — A Wisconsin woman who said she agreed to cook and clean for a man she met on the internet in exchange for a free place to stay allegedly ended up as his sex slave, prosecutors said Wednesday.The 27-year-old woman met New York resident John Hopkins on the website Craigslist before spending nine days trapped in his apartment, where she claims she was repeatedly raped, according to a district attorney’s statement.The woman — whose name has not been released — was treated for injuries at Woodhull Hospital in Brooklyn, New York. The details of her condition are not clear.Authorities charged Hopkins with rape, assault, forcible touching and unlawful imprisonment, arresting him at his Brooklyn apartment on Saturday. He is currently being held on $350,000 bail.The woman claims that she was looking for work in New York and found an advertisement that Hopkins posted on Craigslist, listing a room for rent, according to the complaint.The pair agreed that the woman could stay rent free if she cooked and cleaned for Hopkins, who then paid for her airfare to New York on February 4, 2011.Upon arriving at his apartment, Hopkins allegedly told the woman that she was going to be his slave, the complaint said.The woman claims she was repeatedly raped between February 4 and February 12, and was also tied with a rope, gagged and handcuffed to a radiator, it said.On the ninth day, she said she managed to call her mother and alert her of the alleged abuse.Police found the woman bruised and bound in Hopkins’ apartment, according to the district attorney statement.Authorities said the victim was shaking and had marks on her body, according to the complaint.Hopkins is expected to appear in court Friday for a preliminary hearing. If convicted, he could face up to 25 years in prison. News DA: Woman turned into sex slave after internet meeting by: – February 17, 2011 Sharing is caring!last_img read more

Parents: Try Therapy Before ADHD Medication

first_imgINDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is urging parents of preschoolers with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) to try behavior therapy first before trying drugs.The CDC also is asking insurance companies to cover the cost of treatment.Dr. Anne Schuchat, CDC’s principal deputy director, says long-term effects of drugs such as Adderall and Ritalin on young brains and bodies haven’t had a lot of study.“Behavior therapy has been shown to help improve symptoms in young children with ADHD and can be as effective as medicine, but without the side effects,” she points out.Those side effects include irritability and difficulty sleeping. They also can curb hunger, which can stunt growth.More than 6 million U.S. children have been diagnosed with ADHD and a new report out by the CDC shows 75 percent of those children between the ages of 2 and 5 already are taking medication for it.The report has guidelines for parents and health care providers to try therapy first.Schuchat says not all private health insurance companies will cover behavioral therapy, but Medicaid typically does.“Insurers should cover this,” she stresses. “We believe that Medicaid really makes an effort to make sure that the full package of recommended behavioral services are covered, but there still may be some variations state to state.”The report found 54 percent of children on Medicaid received psychological services each year, while just 45 percent of children with private plans did.Dr. Georgina Peacock, director of CDC’s Division of Human Development and Disability, says doctors need to play a role in the decision about trying therapy first.She says it could mean the child can avoid taking the medications altogether, or the age that he or she starts taking them can be postponed.“Because that really lays the foundation,” she explains. “There may be times when medicine will be added to the treatment, but having this behavioral therapy first really will make a difference for families.”last_img read more

U.S. 421 remains closed in Napoleon

first_imgNapoleon, In. — Ripley County officials have responded to several accidents caused by heavy trucks not using the marked detour in the Napoleon area for U.S. 421. The official detour is State Road 229, State Road 48, State Road 129 and State Road 46.The closure is expected to last until August 7.last_img

Moses Simon enjoying turnaround season with Nantes

first_img The Nigerian international teamed up with Christian Gourcuff’s men last summer on a season-long loan from the Spanish club in an effort to play more regularly. Before his departure from the Frogs, the forward was afforded only 19 games, having joined the side in 2018 from Belgian outfit Gent on a five-year deal. Simon has been turning heads since his arrival in France as he scored nine goals and provided eight assists in 30 appearances amid other dazzling displays in the recently ended 2019-20 season. His blistering performances ensured he scooped the club’s Player of the Season award while his header against Nice was named the best goal. “To be honest, I did not expect it. I just wanted to go there and do my job,” Simon told ESPN. “I didn’t even expect that goal to win it. I thought it would be the goal against PSG. But they voted that one to be the best goal. “I don’t mind though, it is my goal so it doesn’t matter. I just think the goal against PSG was better. On-loan Levantes winger, Moses Simon, has revealed he’s enjoying his football with Ligue 1 side Nantes after struggling to impress at Ciutat de Valencia. Promoted ContentThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You8 Fascinating Facts About CoffeeNo Good Disney Role Models For Boys?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes7 Of The Most Incredible Antarctica Conspiracy Theories13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hootTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time Loading… “At Levante, I did not play very well due to some circumstances with the coach. In Spain, the coach only spoke Spanish and I needed a translator. “It was easier to play in France because I understand the language more and communication is very good with the coach. “I am enjoying my football now. The most important thing is to play. Not to sit on the bench. To have the freedom to play, have the freedom to speak and to do what you know how to do best.” Nantes have the option to make the Super Eagles star’s deal permanent but the forward is uncertain of his future. “I cannot say I don’t want to go back, but it depends on the two clubs and what agreement they can come to,” he continued. “I don’t think I have anything to prove. I just went there to do my job. My teammates were very good and they helped me settle down quickly. So we will see what happens. read also:Moses Simon reveals Real Madrid childhood dream “But for now, next season is too early to say. With this coronavirus, we don’t know what will happen. I don’t know where my future will be next season so I will just continue to work hard and see what happens.” Simon, who is a key member of the Super Eagles squad, will hope to continue his eye-catching performances in the 2020-21 season. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Sunderland part company with O’Neill

first_img The 61-year-old’s departure was confirmed hours after the 1-0 home defeat by Manchester United, which left the club sitting just a point clear of the Barclays Premier League relegation zone with seven games left to play. A club statement said: “Sunderland AFC has announced that it has parted company with manager Martin O’Neill this evening. The club would like to place on record its thanks to Martin and wishes him well for the future. An announcement will be made in the coming days regarding a successor.” Martin O’Neill parted company with Sunderland on Saturday night after the Black Cats slipped deeper into relegation trouble. Press Associationcenter_img A run of eight league games without a win which has yielded only three points ultimately cost O’Neill his job after a little more than 15 months at the helm. The Black Cats’ last victory came at Wigan on January 19, and with trips to European champions Chelsea and rivals Newcastle to come ahead of bogey team Everton’s visit to the Stadium of Light on April 20, things could get worse before they get better. O’Neill, of course, was the man whose appointment Sunderland fans had craved for years, and his arrival at the Stadium of Light in December 2011 was greeted with delight. The Northern Irishman had never made any secret of his boyhood affection for the club and the chance to manage them fulfilled a long-held dream. His start was just what owner and chairman Ellis Short was looking for as a run of seven victories in his first 10 league games eased the club out of relegation trouble and sent spirits soaring. The Black Cats ran out of steam towards the end of the campaign, but with their top-flight status secured and the promise of a summer rebuilding programme, attention turned to the new campaign with genuine optimism. That only increased when Short provided O’Neill with a total of £22million with which to buy Scotland international striker Steven Fletcher and England winger Adam Johnson, and the American put his hand in his pocket once again in January to add Danny Graham and Alfred N’Diaye to the squad. However, only Fletcher, who was this week ruled out for the remainder of the season with ankle ligament damage, has hit the ground running with his 11 goals a major contribution to the 31 points they have claimed to date. last_img read more

Dan Kane to be inducted to Maine Baseball Hall of Fame

first_imgDan Kane FILE PHOTOELLSWORTH — George Stevens Academy baseball coach Dan Kane of Surry has been selected to join the Maine Baseball Hall of Fame.Kane, along with eight others, will be recognized at the 46th annual induction ceremony and banquet on Sunday, July 17, at the Holiday Inn By The Bay in Portland.Kane has coached the GSA Eagles for 27 years, winning three state titles. He also played on two University of Maine-Orono College World Series teams in 1984 and 1986. In 1987, he was named the Eastern College Athletic Conference New England Player of the Year.Also joining the Hall of Fame is John Sawyer of Columbia Falls. Sawyer coached baseball at Narraguagus High School for 13 years and won a state title in 1986. As an athlete, he was a crafty lefty for Messalonskee High School and pitched for UMO in the 1976 College World Series.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textOther inductees include Ralph Damren of Old Town, Dan Deshaies of New Gloucester, Thom Freeman of Wrentham, Dave Gonyar of Bangor, Amel Kiszonak of Lisbon Falls, Mike Mazerall of Norcross, Ga., and Gary Williamson of Bethel.Tom Chard, a retired Portland Press Herald sportswriter, was named the recipient of the 2016 Sonny Noel President’s Award.last_img read more

National Intermediate Boxing Championships start Friday

first_imgTHE Guyana Boxing Association (GBA) will run off the second Lennox Blackmoore National Intermediate Boxing Championships (formerly the National Intermediate Championships) beginning Friday from 19:00hrs at the National Gymnasium, Mandela Avenue.Seven gyms from across Guyana will be seeking to dethrone defending champions Guyana Defence Force (GDF) who have been dominating for more than a decade.The name was changed last year in recognition of Guyana’s first Commonwealth professional boxing champion Lennox Blackmoore who in 1977 defeated Nigerian Jonathan Dele for the British Commonwealth lightweight title.Blackmoore subsequently challenged Aaron Pryor for the World Boxing Association’s title but suffered a knock-out. He then challenged Antonio Cervantes in 1981 for the FECABOX welterweight title and lost on points.Meanwhile, Forgotten Youth Foundation’s Diwani Lampkin was voted the Best Boxer on show at last year’s championships. He is no longer qualified to fight in this year’s intermediate championships.The championships end on Sunday.last_img read more