Video Player Close Photo taken on March 13, 2018 shows the headquarters of the People's Bank of China. (Xinhua/Cai Yang) BEIJING, Feb. 24 (Xinhua) -- Central banks of China, Thailand and the United Arab Emirates as well as Hong Kong Monetary Authority have launched the Multiple Central Bank Digital Currency Bridge (m-CBDC Bridge) project to study the application of CBDC in the field of cross-border payment, the People's Bank of China (PBOC) said Wednesday. The Hong Kong branch of the Bank for International Settlements Innovation Hub has also extended its support to the research project, the PBOC added. The participants of the project will evaluate the feasibility of m-CBDC Bridge application in cross-border capital transfer, international trade settlement and foreign exchange transactions, among others. The research project will build an enabling environment for more central banks in Asia and other regions to jointly conduct research on enhancing cross-border payment … [Read more...] about China joins Thailand, UAE in digital currency research project
Photograph: Kind Courtesy Thangarasu Natarajan/Twitter Thangarasu Natarajan posted an adorable picture with baby daughter Hanvika and wife Pavithra. The left-arm pace bowler missed Hanvika's birth in November as he was in the UAE for IPL 2020. Then he flew to Australia where he became the first Indian player to make his ODI, T20 and Test debut all in the same series. 'Our little angel Hanvika You are our life's most beautiful gift. You are the reason why our life is so much happier. Thank you laddu for choosing us as ur parents. We love u always and forever,' Natarajan posted. Natarajan will leave Pavithra and Hanvika soon to join the India team for the T20I series against England to be played at the Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad. … [Read more...] about Natarajan shares adorable pic with daughter
Tiger Woods suffered what could be career-ending leg injuries following a horrific car crash in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. — a stunning incident that dominated the news cycle Tuesday, on a level not seen since last January’s fatal helicopter crash in California that included NBA great Kobe Bryant and his daughter among its victims. Even on a day when COVID-19 deaths continued to climb beyond a half-million Americans and when Congress held hearings about what went wrong in the fatal Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, the public's fascination with all things celebrity once again ruled the airwaves. Even former President Trump Donald Trump Romney: 'Pretty sure' Trump would win 2024 GOP nomination if he ran for president Pence huddles with senior members of Republican Study Committee Trump says 'no doubt' Tiger Woods will be back after accident MORE called in to Fox News’ PrimeTime at 7 p.m. program to talk about Woods, not politics. Woods effectively stopped time … [Read more...] about Tiger’s crash trumps the news cycle, but is his career over?
The refurbished stadium, the largest cricketing arena in the world, doesn't have the traditional floodlight towers but a ring of LED lights around the perimeter of its roof. It is similar to the 'ring of fire' at the Dubai International Stadium, which often poses a challenge to the fielding side. "It is such an exciting atmosphere here at the largest cricket stadium. I'm a bit more worried about the lights than the colour of the seats," Kohli said at the toss ahead of the day/night Test against England. "When it gets lost with the lights at the back, it's hard to spot the ball. We've played at a similar stadium at Dubai. It's about angles, body positions. You need to adapt pretty quickly," Kohli added. Motera Stadium Name Change: President Kovind inaugurates Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad During last year's Indian Premeir League in the UAE, several regulation catches were dropped by fielders in Dubai due to the blinding lights, as compared to the stadiums Abu Dhabi and … [Read more...] about India vs England, 3rd Test: Worried about the lights, players will need to adapt quickly, says Kohli
Microsoft’s Edge extensions store was hosting likely illegal copies of a number of iconic games, including Mario Kart 64 , Super Mario Bros. , Sonic the Hedgehog 2 , Pac-Man , Tetris , Cut The Rope , and even Microsoft’s own smash hit Minecraft . The developers listed on the titles weren’t Microsoft, Nintendo, or any other recognizable game developer, meaning that they almost certainly aren’t official copies of the games. In the hours since we published this story, all but one game we found has been removed. We had also seen another Sonic game , another Mario game , a couple of Pac-Man games, and a variety of copies of 2048, Flappy Bird, Fruit Ninja, Temple Run, but they aren’t available anymore. All that remains is what appears to be a copy of Google Chrome’s dinosaur game . Initially, we saw 35 listings across 10 different “developers” with names like “GamePro Inc,” “Gamelands,” “StayReal” and “Kday,” including a number of duplicate games. … [Read more...] about Microsoft’s Edge extensions store hosted illicit copies of Sonic and Mario Kart 64