THE gold price, which hit a five-year low on July 20th, reflects supply and demand right now, and also expectations about the future. The yellow metal serves two purposes: it is a commodity (used in electronics, jewellery and dentistry, for example) and a store of valueБespecially as an insurance policy against political upheavals. But gold is unlike other assets: it brings no income, and it costs money to store it. For now the shiny metal, and the hard-bitten investors who favour it, are in trouble. Gold rallied strongly after the financial crisis, but the price peaked in 2011 and has been falling ever since (see chart). Some believe it could go below $1,000 an ounce this year. The most immediate reason for goldБs woes is the strong dollar. Gold is priced in dollars, so if the American
January 26 was being celebrated as the Independence day by Congress party after Congress President Jawaharlal Nehru called for total independence from the British ruleбin 1929. The celebration continued till India attained Independence and January 26, 1950, was chosen as the Republic Day. The story of how БAugust 15Б was chosen as Independence Day is quite fascinating. Read on to know. After the World War II, the British were weakened monetarily and militarily. The British Parliament gave Lord Mountbatten the task to transfer the power by June 30, 1948. He advanced the date to August 1947 and claimed that by advancing the date there will not be bloodshed or riot. He was quoted saying, БWherever colonial rule has ended, there has been bloodshed. ...
I am repeatedly gobsmacked that old school people still think this is a sign of dominance. In rare instances, maybe, but the early comparisons to wolf behaviour lose validity year by year as emerging studies reveal domestication has gone on so long now that dogs really are evolving their own rules as part of successful adaptation to co-habitation with humans. Generalising this behaviour to all dogs as dominance and rejecting it is exactly equivalent to locking a crying baby in a nursery, as used to be advised years ago when we knew far less about psychology and trauma. To do so displays a major problem with affection and bonding, most likely within the person. ...
Why is Japan a great destination to study? The number of students studying abroad is constantly growing, and there are now more than 1. 5 million foreign students studying around the world. As of May 2012, 138,075 are international students in Japan. Students considering studying in Japan are drawn by its high standard of education and affordable tuition. International students in Japan will receive the benefits of some of the highest educational standards in the world. The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, or OECD, has ranked Japanese high school students number one in the world for mathematics, and number two for scientific literacy. In addition, Japan has the highest number of Nobel prize winners of any other Asian country. 49% or Japanese high school
Furosemide is used to treat high blood pressure, liver disease and fluid retention. This medication affects the composition of the urine and can lead to changes in the levels of electrolytes, including potassium. If you are taking furosemide, your doctor may need to monitor your potassium levels or have you consume more potassium. Furosemide works as a diuretic, which means that it causes the body to secrete more fluid into the urine. This can be used to treat certain conditions, such as congestive heart failure and liver failure. It is also helpful to treat certain types of kidney disease that can cause fluid to accumulate in the body, leading to swelling. Because the diuretic effect of furosemide also lowers the volume of the blood, patients can take it to treat high blood pressure.
According to an old wives tale, adding salt to a pot of water on the stove will make it boil faster. The tale is true, but the difference is negligible, an expert told Live Science. If you re adding 1 teaspoon (less than 3 grams) of salt to a liter (34 fluid ounces) of water, it doesn t really make so much of a difference, said Lesley-Ann Giddings, an assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry at Middlebury College in Vermont. [ Translation: The difference in time to boil will be mere seconds, if even that, Giddings said. It takes quite a bit of energy to bring water to a boil. In fact, you need 1 calorie of energy to raise 1 gram (0. 03 ounces) of water by 1 degree Celsius (1. 8 degrees Fahrenheit). In order for water to boil, its vapor pressure has to equal the pressure of the
Have you ever wondered why we need to have in drinking water when there is already fluoride in our toothpaste? The October 2010 issue of the journal of the American Dental Association has confirmed that infants fed with formula milk prepared from fluoridated water run a greater risk of fluorosis (mottling and discolouration of teeth enamel). On the same subject, another book published in September this year Б The Case Against Fluoride by Paul Connett, James Beck and HS Micklem argues forcefully against the practice of adding fluoride to drinking water supplies. Among the countries which fluoridate their water supplies are Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Ireland, Malaysia, Singapore, USA and Vietnam. Most parts of Europe have stayed away from the practice. The amount added varies from
A hypnagogic jerk is an involuntary muscle spasm that occurs as a person is drifting off to sleep. The phenomenon is so named in reference to the hypnagogic state the transitional period between wakefulness and. Hypnagogic jerks, are also commonly known as hypnic jerks or sleep starts. The muscle spasms may occur spontaneously or may be induced by sound, light or other external stimuli. Some people report hypnic jerks accompanied by hallucinations, dreams, the sensation of falling, or bright lights or loud noises coming from inside the head. [ Sleep starts are quite common, with some research suggesting that 60 to 70 percent of people experience them. Many individuals may be visited by nightly hypnic jerks without even knowing it, as the twitches often go unremembered, particularly if
My father left a Will. Do I need to do probate? Nigel Merchant, a Regional Probate Consultant at probate specialists Kings Court Trust, is always asked by potential customers: БWhy do I need to go through probate? My father left a Will Б so we donБt need probate, do we? Б In answer to this question, Nigel says that most estates do need to go through probate: "ItБs not a question of whether the deceased left a Will, but whether or not the assets dealt with by the Will are the sort of assets that require a Grant of Probate before they can be dealt with under the terms of the Will. " The purpose of a Will is to carry out the deceasedБs wishes as to what will happen to their estate after death. б The Grant of Probate is a document that allows ownership of the assets to be transferred from