Why is the dollar rising? What you need to know

Why is the dollar rising? What you need to know

Oil bottom, dollar peak: Paulsen Oil bottom, dollar peak: Paulsen Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 10:24 AM ET | 02:38 Swiss francs are up, the ruble is down, and the euro is sliding back to levels not seen in over a decade. So what exactly, makes the value of a currency rise or fall? The short answer: The price is set minute by minute by traders and investors who make bets on which way the…

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Nine Ways to Oppose Donald Trump

Nine Ways to Oppose Donald Trump

But, of course, taking a mental-health break is only a first step toward preserving the Republic. As a daily columnist, I see my role as trying to analyze and critique the Trump program, while also trying to understand some of the phenomena that allowed him to blag his way to the verge of the White House. But for those who want to take a more direct approach, here are some suggestions, starting with something you…

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Focusing on religious oppression in China misses the big picture

Focusing on religious oppression in China misses the big picture

While most of the facts in the study are correct, the context feels more negative than the religious world I’ve experienced. Of course it is in the nature of such reports to be critical –this is what watchdogs like Freedom House are for– but it feeds into an overall assumption in western countries that the Chinese government is a major persecutor of religion.

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Nepal Parliament meeting

Nepal Parliament meeting

The Parliament Secretariat has deferred the Parliament meeting that was scheduled for Thursday (March 2). Now, the meeting will take place on March 10. The secretariat pointed it had to postpone the meeting as Speaker Onsari Gharti is abroad, adding that it also has to do homework on some issues.

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England in West Indies: Eoin Morgan wants to lead to 2019 World Cup

England in West Indies: Eoin Morgan wants to lead to 2019 World Cup

Coverage: Ball-by-ball Test Match Special commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra, Radio 4 LW, online, tablets, mobiles and BBC Sport app. Live text commentary on the BBC Sport website. One-day captain Eoin Morgan says he has given up on playing Test cricket again but aims to lead England to the 2019 World Cup. The 30-year-old played the last of his 16 Tests in 2012, while he has appeared in 240 one-day and T20…

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Australia thrash India in first Test in Pune

Australia thrash India in first Test in Pune

India’s 19-Test unbeaten run was emphatically ended as Australia beat them by 333 runs in the first of a four-match series. Australia had a first-innings lead of 155 runs after bowling their hosts out for 105 in Pune. The tourists scored 285 in the second innings, setting India a record target of 441 to win. However, India were all out for 107 as they lost inside three days, with left-arm spinner Steve O’Keefe taking 6-35….

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Fantasy bosses turn to Jesus

Fantasy bosses turn to Jesus

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Oriental Instruments – Setar Instrument

Oriental Instruments – Setar Instrument

Setar is one of the Iranian plectrum-type string instruments, which is plucked by the player’s forefinger’s nail. Setar or Setouyeh is a three-cord instrument, which was converted into a four-cord instrument under the reign of the Qajars. It is, in general, an ancient and gnostic instrument usually played at the gathering of dervishes most often held at Khaneqahs (monasteries or houses of dervishes), which makes the listener feel high.

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Violence Risk Instruments

Violence Risk Instruments

Violence is a multidimensional and innovative virtual instrument focusing on extremely unusual textures, manglings, distortions, and perspectives on the solo violin. Created for both musical use and sound design, Violence features an unprecedented deconstruction of a solo violin recorded from numerous angles: bowed, scraped, hit, plucked, played with mallets, chopsticks, guitar picks, and wet fingers. Then the sound design was repitched, layered, and post-processed through an array of unusual tools to produce sounds unlike any…

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