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People's Bank of China

The People's Bank of China is the central bank of the People's Republic of China responsible for carrying out monetary policy and regulation of financial institutions in mainland China, as determined by People's Bank Law and Commercial Bank Law. Valued at US$3.21 trillion, The People's Bank of China has had the largest financial asset holdings of any central bank in the world since July 2017. Though possessing a high degree of independence by Chinese standards, it remains a department of the State Council; the bank was established on December 1, 1948, based on the consolidation of the Huabei Bank, the Beihai Bank and the Xibei Farmer Bank. The headquarters was first located in Shijiazhuang and moved to Beijing in 1949. Between 1950 and 1978 the PBC was the only bank in the People's Republic of China and was responsible for both central banking and commercial banking operations. All other banks within Mainland China such as the Bank of China were either organized as divisions of the PBC or were non-deposit taking agencies.

From 1952 to 1955 government shares were added to private banks to make state-private banks, until under the first Five Year plan from 1955 to 1959 the PBOC had complete control of the private banks, making them branches of the PBOC resembling the vision of Vladimir Lenin. With aid from the Soviet Union, the shares of private enterprises and with them industrial output followed a similar path, forming a Soviet-style planned economy. With the exception of special allocations for rural development, the monolithic PBOC dominated all business transactions and credit until 1978, when, as part of the Chinese economic reforms, the State Council split off the commercial banking functions of the PB into four independent but state-owned banks, including the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, the Bank of China, the Agricultural Bank of China, the China Construction Bank. In 1983, the State Council promulgated. Chen Yuan was instrumental in modernizing the bank in the early 1990s, its central bank status was confirmed on March 18, 1995 by the 3rd Plenum of the 8th National People's Congress, was granted a high degree of independence by an act that year.

In 1998, the PBC underwent a major restructuring. All provincial and local branches were abolished, the PBC opened nine regional branches, whose boundaries did not correspond to local administrative boundaries. In 2003, the Standing Committee of the Tenth National People's Congress approved an amendment law for strengthening the role of PBC in the making and implementation of monetary policy for safeguarding the overall financial stability and provision of financial services; the top management of the PBC are composed of a certain number of deputy governors. The governor of the PBC is appointed into or removed by the National People's Congress or its Standing Committee; the candidate for the governor of the PBC is nominated by the Premier of the People's Republic of China approved by the National People's Congress. When the National People's Congress is in adjournment, the Standing Committee sanctions the candidacy for the governor of the PBC; the deputy governors of the PBC are appointed to or removed from office by the Premier of the State Council.

The PBC adopts a governor responsibility system under which the governor supervises the overall work of the PBC while the deputy governors provide assistance to the governor to fulfill his or her responsibility. The current governor is Yi Gang. Deputy governors of the management team include: Wang Huaqing, Pan Gongsheng, Fan Yifei, Guo Qingping, Zhang Xiaohui, Yang Ziqiang. Former top-level managers include: Liu Shiyu, Li Dongrong and Ms. Jin Qi; the PBC has established 9 regional branches, one each in Tianjin, Shanghai, Jinan, Guangzhou, Chengdu and Xi'an, 2 operations offices in Beijing and Chongqing, 303 municipal sub-branches and 1809 county-level sub-branches. It has 6 overseas representative offices; the PBC consists of 18 functional departments as below: General Administration Department Legal Affairs Department Monetary Policy Department Financial Market Department Financial Stability Bureau Financial Survey and Statistics Department Accounting and Treasury Department Payment System Department Technology Department Currency and Silver Bureau State Treasury Bureau International Department Internal Auditing Department Personnel Department Research Bureau Credit Information System Bureau Anti-Money Laundering Bureau Education Department of the CPC PBC CommitteeThe following enterprises and institutions are directly under the PBC: China Anti-Money Laundering Monitoring and Analysis Center PBC Graduate School China Financial Publishing House Financial News China National Clearing Center China Banknote Printing and Minting Corporation China Gold Coin Incorporation China Financial Computerization Corporation China Foreign Exchange Trade System Rural credit cooperatives The PBOC is active in promoting financial inclusion policy and a member of the Alliance for Financial Inclusion.

Interest rates set by the bank were always divisible by nine, instead of by 25 as in the rest of the world. However, since the central bank began to increase rates by 0.25 percentage points on October 19, 2010, this is no longer the case. PBC latest interest rate changes: PBC latest reserve requirement ratio changes: Foreign-exchange reserves from 2004

Peter Rauhofer

Peter Rauhofer was an Austrian-American disc jockey and producer who went under the moniker Club 69 as well as Size Queen. A native of Vienna, Austria, he was famous for a variety of his remixes including Cher's "Believe" and a number of Madonna's songs including "Nothing Really Matters", "American Life", "Nothing Fails", "Nobody Knows Me", "Get Together", "Impressive Instant" and "4 Minutes", as well as her collaboration with Britney Spears, "Me Against the Music" and various collaborations with Janet Jackson, he has provided remixes for Kylie Minogue, Whitney Houston, Jessica Simpson, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Yoko Ono, Tori Amos, Pet Shop Boys, Depeche Mode, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Book Of Love, Soft Cell, Duran Duran and Mariah Carey, among others. He was behind the tribal house record label Star 69 and was a frequent producer of the label's releases. Rauhofer was a popular DJ, he was the former resident DJ at the weekly gay dance night held at the Roxy in New York, which closed its doors in 2007.

Rauhofer was the resident DJ of the gay dance party called "Work". His party was held weekly at the Stereo nightclub in New York until March 3, 2008 when the City invoked eminent domain and acquired the building. "Work" was a monthly event, despite lacking a permanent venue. Rauhofer was known for spinning tribal house and continued to play many gay circuit party events, was scheduled to play the ultimate events prior to his falling ill in February 2013. Memorial services were held from coast to coast and special events honoring Rauhofer continued into the Summer of 2013. Peter Rauhofer won the Grammy Award in 2000 for Best Remixer of the Year for his remix of Cher's "Believe"; the Collaboration was a dance music project created by Rauhofer. Rauhofer's first release as The Collaboration was "Do It Properly", a 1999 track produced with Victor Calderone, featuring Deborah Cooper on vocals; the Collaboration moniker was used by Rauhofer on "Break 4 Love", a number one Hot Dance Music/Club Play hit featuring Pet Shop Boys.

On Wednesday, April 17, 2013, it was made public. A message was posted on his Facebook page by his friend and manager, Angelo Russo, informing friends and fans of the incident. On May 7, 2013, Peter Rauhofer lost his battle with brain cancer. Russo posted an obituary on Rauhofer's Facebook page. List of number-one dance hits List of artists who reached number one on the US Dance chart Peter Rauhofer on Myspace Peter Rauhofer discography at Discogs Peter Rauhofer on IMDb

The Untitled Action Bronson Show

The Untitled Action Bronson Show was a culinary late-night talk show series on Viceland, hosted by Action Bronson, featuring numerous notable guests. The Untitled Action Bronson Show was Action Bronson’s third series on VICELAND, following his travel show Fuck That’s Delicious, Traveling The Stars: Action Bronson and Friends Watch'Ancient Aliens'; the show was VICELAND’s first food-oriented late-night talk show. The Untitled Action Bronson Show, in contrast to other talk shows, had a eclectic format and featured a wide array of guests from a variety of fields in each episode. For example, in many episodes, there are multiple musical guests that perform alongside the house-band, The Special Victims Unit, as well as several culinary guests who cook alongside Bronson. Bronson brought on his longtime friends and musical and television collaborators, The Alchemist, Meyhem Lauren, who took part in talking to Bronson’s guests, assisting with preparing food, performing a song. In addition to musical guests, the show featured various unconventional performers such as ax throwers, LARPers, Star Wars lightsaber fight clubs, sumo wrestlers, knitting circles, haberdashery enthusiasts, fresh mozzarella makers, more.

The show had a number of special episodes for various holidays, events. The Untitled Action Bronson Show featured numerous notable guests, such as those listed below. List of programs broadcast by Viceland

Arizona State Route 74

Arizona State Route 74, locally known as the Carefree Highway, is a state highway in central Arizona that stretches east to west from its junction with U. S. Route 60 just south of Wickenburg to its junction with Interstate 17 in North Phoenix, it serves Lake Pleasant Regional Park and serves as a northern bypass around the congested stretches of US 60 through the northwest suburbs of the Phoenix metropolitan area. From end to end, it is 30.4 miles long. The Carefree Highway is the inspiration for a Gordon Lightfoot song of the same name. Stretches of the highway are known as the Morristown-New River Highway, Lake Pleasant Highway, Carefree Highway, the last of which extends 12 miles past I-17 to Tom Darlington Drive in Carefree; this stretch of Carefree Highway is sometimes numbered as SR 74 on maps, but is not part of the state highway system. This route offers good views of undeveloped desert landscapes of large saguaro and other desert plants, it is used as an alternate route to US 60 between Phoenix and Wickenburg for motorists traveling to and from Las Vegas, with fewer traffic signals than using US 60 directly.

From 1927 to 1931, SR 74 was assigned from Wickenburg west to Ehrenberg. S. Route 60. In 1962, SR 74 was assigned to a new planned alignment, to be built from New River southwest to Morristown; the leg east of Lake Pleasant Regional Park was planned to angle northeast away from its current alignment towards New River. But by 1974, the highway heading eastbound abruptly ended southeast of Lake Pleasant, at Lake Pleasant Road and the Carefree Highway. On October 18, 1989, the "Temporary" banner was removed from the Carefree Highway leg; the passage of a sales tax extension by voters in Maricopa County in 2004 provided significant funding for highway improvements throughout the region. The Arizona Department of Transportation will use a portion of that funding to acquire right-of-way along SR 74 for future improvements, but has no plans to upgrade the highway to a controlled access freeway until sometime after 2025. ADOT is in the planning stages for a bypass around Wickenburg; this bypass would continue SR 74 beyond its current western terminus with US 60 to connect to the planned alignment of future I-11.

Whether this bypass would be marked as SR 74 or not is undetermined. The entire route is in Maricopa County. Arizona portal U. S. Roads portal SR 74 at Arizona Roads

2017–18 Czech Cup

The 2017–18 Czech Cup, known as the MOL Cup for sponsorship reasons, is the 25th season of the annual knockout football tournament of the Czech Republic. It began with the preliminary round in July 2017 and is due to end with the final in May 2018; the winner of the cup will gain the right to play in the group stage of the 2018–19 UEFA Europa League. The preliminary round ties were played from 13 – 16 July 2017. 78 teams competed in this round, all from level 4 or below of the Czech league system, as well as two teams from the third tier of Czech football. All time listed are CEST; the first round started on 18 July, with matches played between and 23 July. 86 teams took part in this stage of the competition. 54 teams participated in the second round. The draw was made on 26 July. 32 teams participate in the third round. They are joined by the 27 winners of the second round matches; the draw was made on 30 August. The fourth round commenced on 24 October 2017. 2017–18 Czech First League 2017–18 Czech National Football League Season on

Giovanni Marradi (musician)

Giovanni Marradi is a composer, pianist and television presenter. He is the son of conductor Alfredo Marradi. Giovanni began playing piano at age five, three years was sent to study composition and technique with Michael Cheskinov at the Russian Conservatory; as a young adult, he played throughout Europe and the Middle East, but his dream was to come to the U. S. to pursue his music career. After arriving in California as an Italian immigrant, Giovanni played small concerts in Southern California and was asked to perform at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas. Giovanni became one of the most successful expressionist pianists of our time, as well as a composer, recording artist and illustrator. Among his accomplishments, he sold 120,000 CDs in one two-hour segment on the QVC shopping channel. Another record that still stands as one of his outstanding achievements in the music industry is selling over four million CDs during his appearances on QVC and the Home Shopping Network. Giovanni produced and hosted Giovanni's World of Music, a 28-episode television music series broadcast on stations around the world and distributed by Warner Brothers Television.

Both the series and Giovanni himself have been nominated for and received several awards from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, the Telly Awards, EMA and the New York Festivals. His concert specials on PBS are still being aired. Giovanni has recorded over two DVDs from his televised specials. In 1995, he formed NewCastle Records, he released over 60 titles with NewCastle before signing with Atlantic Records in 1998, making his label debut, Destiny. Giovanni's album Because I Love You won Best New Age CD of the year in Spain for 2010. In November 2015, he performed a sold-out concert in Beijing, China at the Great Hall of the People to rave reviews. Giovanni's concert at the Great Hall drew much attention and he returned to China for a twenty city concert tour while giving Master Classes for the children in every city on the tour during Feb/March of 2019. 1992 - Boleros 1992 - Boleros - Vol. II 1992 - Broadway Themes 1992 - Promises 1993 - Secrets 1993 - Giovanni Plays The Beatles Love Songs 1993 - Piano Masterpieces 1993 - What If 1995 - Come Back To Me 1995 - Serenity 1995 - Together 1996 - Passion 1997 - Always 1997 - Christmas With Giovanni 1997 - Feelings 1997 - Homenaje A Julio Iglesias 1997 - Music From The World 1997 - Music From The World - Vol.

II 1998 - Always & Forever 1998 - Falling In Love 1998 - Destiny 1999 - Classic Nights 1999 - Eternally 1999 - Gracefully 1999 - Latin Lovers 1999 - Lover's Rendezvous 1999 - Romantically Yours 1999 - The Best of Giovanni 2000 - Around The World Vol.1 2000 - Around The World - Vol.2 2000 - Around The World Vol.3 2000 - Broadway Romance 2000 - My Valentine 2001 - Remember When 2002 - Alone 2002 - Cinema Romance 2002 - Classical Moods 2002 - Colors Of Music 2002 - Destiny 2002 - Dreams 2002 - Dreams Nature & Music 2002 - Forever 2002 - Mystique 2002 - Moonlight Sonata 2002 - Mountain Breeze 2002 - Nocturnes 2002 - Romantique 2002 - The Way We Were 2002 - Treasures Of Time 2003 - Live From Las Vegas 2004 - Favorite Love Songs - Vol.1 2004 - Favorite Love Songs - Vol.2 2004 - Favorite Love Songs - Vol.3 2004 - For You 2004 - Return To Me 2005 - French Classics 2005 - Love Letters 2005 - Passionate Piano 2005 - Winter Moods 2006 - Italian Love Songs 2007 - Latin Moods 2007 - Television Classics 2008 - Romantico 2008 - The Best of Giovanni 2010 - Because I Love You 2010 - Christmas Classics - Vol.1 2010 - Christmas Classics - Vol.2 2010 - Christmas Classics - Vol.3 2010 - Gift of Love 2010 - Gift of Christmas - Vol.1 2010 - Gift of Christmas - Vol.2 2010 - Gift of Christmas - Vol.3 2010 - Have a Romantic Christmas 2010 - Have a Romantic Christmas - Vol.2 2010 - Joy of Christmas 1 2010 - Joy of Christmas 2 2010 - Joy of Christmas 3 2010 - Merry Christmas 1 2010 - Merry Christmas 2 2010 - Merry Christmas 3 2010 - Romantico 2010 - Softly 2011 - The Giovanni Holiday Collection - A Merry, Merry Christmas To You!

2012 - Solo Piano - Broadway Themes II 2012 - Sospiro 2012 - Because I Love You 2004 - Giovanni Live From Las Vegas 2006 - Timeless Giovanni Marradi at Allmusic Official site