2016 “Year of the underdogs”

As we come to the end of 2016, we will ever remember this year as the year of the underdogs marked by the failure of the so call experts, incumbent governments and elites to get anything right or succeed in convincing the general public in their prediction and politics.

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Here are the 3 most remarkable events that will be remembered for generation to come and will change the future as we know it today.

  1. May 2016 – Leicester City  win English Premier League trophy

Leicester City’s 2016 Premier League triumph was one of the biggest shocks in sporting history. They were able to come from a betting odd of 5000 to 1 in the beginning of last season to win, surprising even themselves. They were relatively unknown, the underdogs that no team they played or anyone that knows football took serious until it was too late. They had the believe when no one did, the system that everyone taught was luck and the determination, energy and resilience that was beyond understanding. They were able to come up with an unpredictability that enable them to win with 10 points ahead of teams that are way ahead in finance, structure, systems etc.

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2. June 2016 – Brexit: British Public Voted to leave the EU

Brexit was another event that will ever be remembered as it was a public revolt against the establishment. The underdogs going toe to toe with the high and mighty. The U.K. voted to leave the European Union generated a sense of shock after opinion polls suggested voters would reject a Brexit.

Stock markets in London and Europe sold off sharply as they opened, with British bank shutterstock_440352301shares taking a particular hit. At one point, the pound hit its lowest level since the 1980s.

British Prime Minister David Cameron announced he will step down Friday morning, saying the negotiations for withdrawal from the EU should be carried out by a new leader. His replacement Teresa May was expected to be selected by October.

“The will of the people to leave the EU must be respected,” British Prime Minister David Cameron said in a statement Friday. “We must now prepare for a negotiation with the European Union.”

This will definitely shape the future of the UK, Europe and the world at large politically, socially and economically.

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3. November 2016 – Donald Trump wins US Election

In the beginning of Trump campaign no one took him serious, we all taught it was a media promotion move to promote his business interest. Donald Trump’s transition from primary flame-thrower to general-election standard bearer was marked by controversy. He knew what no one knew or taught will never work, how to use present himself as the underdog and use the underdogs to defeat the establishment. This he did by using the very issues that regular politicians will never dream of using such as racism, feminism, protectionism, religion etc

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As we enter into 2017 and beyond, the 3 above events in 2016 will forever change the world but lets us to forget that the common factor is that; “Never underestimate yourself talk of anyone else because doing so is to your own detriment“.

 

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3 easy ways to save money for the things you need or want

There are lots of things that we need to do to enable us  achieve our dreams of being successful and fulfilled in life. There is a different from what you want and what you need and it takes wisdom and understanding to differentiate the two and when to go from one to the other. A need is a requirement for survival, e.g. breathable air, food, shelter etc. A want is a desire. It may be the desire for a need (e.g. a choking person generally wants to be able to breath) or for something not needed for survival, such as chocolate or a new car.

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Below are the 3 easy ways to save for what you need or want

  1. Reduce

There are various things you have to reduce such as time, waste, energy etc that will save you money and cost you less. It is easy to start from the basic and small things you can mostly control and quantify like food, clothes, energy and then with time it will grow and multiply to significant savings to will enable you meet your every needs and essential wants.

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2.  Reuse

There are things that  need using again, whether for its original purpose or to fulfil a different function. It is in doing so that you can get the worth of that thing. Reuse helps save time, money, energy, and resources. In broader economic terms, it can make quality products available to people and organizations with limited means, while generating savings and opportunities that contribute to the economy in a sustainable way.

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3. Recycle

To save for what you need or want you can recycle the things you have. Recycling is the process of converting old/waste materials into reusable materials and objects. It is an alternative to “conventional” waste disposal that can save material and help lower greenhouse gas emissions. Recycling can prevent the waste of potentially useful materials and reduce the consumption of fresh raw materials, thereby reducing: energy usage, air pollution and water pollution.

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The New Global Economic Reality

The global economic reality has been playing over the last decade under the watch of economic and political institutions, leaders  and experts with almost all getting it wrong and being a victim of their own superficial intellectual prowess.

Over the years we have seen global economic melt downs, political uncertainty, poverty surge, increase civil unrest, mass migrations and alarming rate of unemployment in most countries. In all of these the very few that control the means of productions, wealth and in leadership position both economically and politically are better off and untouchable. This has lead to the economic and political elites to directly or indirectly ignore, neglect and insensitive to the plight of the majority working class and thereby prioritised and protect their collective interest. All the working class get is their collective interest reduce to mere numbers, indexes and promises that does not translate to reality on ground rather a subjective representation of the wealth and growth of the very elites.

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In all of these we find ourselves in a situation were economic experts and politicians cannot be trusted and as such the very foundation of all economic institutions and national economies is threatened with uncertainty, exploitation and corruption.

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To provide a solution which seems to be ever becoming difficult as the years go by, we must first look back to how we got here. As an environmentalist, energy consultant and financial specialist with little economic background, I am not an economic or political expert but from my knowledge of global economy and events believe that the aggressive pursue and quest for globalisation and international dominance economically and politically which eventually lead to the gradual erosion of national interest and sovereignty is the root cause of the situation we find ourselves today.

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In the heart of the process of achieving globalisation and international dominance or recognition leaders of economic and political entities resulted in the use of any means necessary to achieve its aim. Unregulated greed, insensitivity, intolerance and corruption became the order of the day under the guise of free economy, free market, free trade creating an uncontrolled economic bubble, credit economy and political opportunist which eventually resulted in economic collapse, credit crunch, civil unrest, conflict, wars and terrorism.

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The new global economic reality is therefore one that will revert the wheel of globalisation and international relations and foster protectionism, nationalism and national sovereignty as a priority. The success of this new global reality will depend on individuals and nations to strike a balance  in addressing and protecting domestic economic realities with maintaining and promoting international relationships that is base on mutual respect and benefits for all interest groups. This is definitely going to be almost an impossible undertaking but today’s reality that will require lots of hard work and time especially to bridge the gap between rich and poor, revert the ever increase revolution of the working class that are the core victims of globalisation and international politics and to create an economy that benefits the majority, not the privilege few.

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All this will come down to individuals and nations getting the balance between production and consumption of food, energy and services in a way that works and benefit the majority of people. This is were we have to go back to the basic principles of demand and supply, production and consumption, goods and services, not forgetting the common denominator which is the people and the environment (land, air and water).

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Staying safe around gas appliances

Gas appliances are very important in heating, cooking and lighting but needs to be used in a safe manner to prevent unsafe and dangerous occurrence. The common used gas appliance in the UK are boilers, cookers and gas fires.

EPC BB10 1PT electric meter.JPGFour Steps you can take to protect your home or building from gas related hazards

  1. Fit an audible carbon monoxide alarm

carbon monoxide is a highly poisonous gas. It is difficult to detect because it has no colour, taste or smell. It is a byproduct of incomplete burning of fuels like gas, coal, wood and charcoal indoor due to lack of oxygen required for complete combustion.

Breathing in carbon monoxide can kill you. Even in less serious cases, it can lead to long-term health problems. Some of the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning are: Feeling short of breath, Mild nausea, confusion, feeling extremely tired, mild headaches, abdominal pains, sore throat and a dry cough.

An audible carbon monoxide alarm works like a smoke alarm: you can fit one to your ceiling and it will go off if it detects carbon monoxide. This can be a life safer – they normally cost between £20 and £45

2. Have your gas appliances – Boiler, fire, heater and cooker checked regularly by a Gas safe registered engineer

If you think a gas appliance might not be working properly, stop using it straightaway and get it checked by a qualified gas safe engineer

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3. Don’t block ventilation

To stay safe always ensure adequate ventilation is maintained and do not block ventilation specially when using gas appliances. In the event of gas leak or carbon monoxide poisoning open doors and windows to let air circulate.

Also learn to spot the signs of carbon monoxide poisoning and leak

4. What to do if you think you’ve got a gas leak

  • Put out any naked flames including cigarettes
  • Don’t switch any electrical appliances on or off including light switches
  • Open doors and windows to let air circulate
  • Turn off any gas appliance you think might be causing the leak
  • Keep people away from the area
  • Turn off your gas meter if it is safe to do so

If you smell gas or you need to report a gas explosion or fire in the UK – call the National Gas Emergency Services helpline straightaway free on 080011999.

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Save money not waste it on energy

Saving money is the most effective way of economic growth, recovery and sustainability for households and businesses. There are various ways of saving money which includes putting money away on a bank saving account, reducing your spending and managing your budget. But saving on energy is endless and provides the most effective means to maximize your savings.

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UK households spend on average of £106 a month on home energy according to DECC with energy making  up to 8.1% of household overall spending. It is also worth knowing that a recent report in 2015 found that UK energy consumption has fallen over the past 5 years by 14% but the average household spent more than ever before on energy bills.

Experts attributed the contrast between falling energy consumption and the rising cost of bills to energy supplier’s profit margins. so as a country, the UK is becoming more aware of the amount of energy that its using and making efforts to source it in a more cost effective and environmental friendly ways. But the average cost of a household energy bill continues to rise along with supplier profits.

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The solution is to stop wasting money on energy bills that only increase the profit margins of energy suppliers and switch supplier on a regular basis to the cheapest provider as it makes no difference to the energy supplied. Although there are various ways of saving money on energy but switching  supplier is the simplest, easiest and no brainer.

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HOME ENERGY EFFICIENCY ADVICE MADE SIMPLE

It’s easy to get worried about how your home energy usage is impacting on your finance, lifestyle, health, safety and the environment. You might have tried to do something about it one way or the other but it seems like your effort is not good enough or nothing appears to change. energy photoThe truth is that you are not alone, there are millions of people struggling to get it right including myself when it comes to home energy efficiency in practical terms. There are lots of advice and some might require investment, change of lifestyle, change of supplier, time, technology, skills, etc. The key is to know the best ways that works for you and keep improving on it to make it work on a regular and sustainable manner.

Three simple ways of home energy efficiency that always works.

  • Reduce your usage:  By reducing your heating, cooking, lighting requirement through home insulation, better thermostatic controls, technology where applicable, eco and energy efficient products. Your energy usage consist mostly of heating and lighting so focus on reducing your heating and lighting usage with the best practicable and affordable method.
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  • Switch energy supplier regularly: Though this might not have direct impact on your home energy efficiency but it does give you the  best opportunity to save money and encourages efficient use of energy through subconscious reminder of the financial benefit of doing so.
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  • Seek help and Advice: There are lots of free help and advice available online and offline from energy experts, government and private organisations and energy suppliers. The key is to  make sure you are getting the best help and advice that suits your need and situation.  Always look at various options before choosing the one you think is best for you.
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