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Types of Water
When it comes to water for drinking, cooking and washing, we take it for granted that the water that comes from the tap is safe and, lucky for us, it nearly always is. We are lucky to even have taps and access to clean water at all.
When we are away from home and our clean water supply there are often other sources of water and it is important to understand what the differences are and the potential hazards of consuming it. Not having clean water to drink, cook and wash with is one of the worst health problems of the developing world today.
The water that comes out of our taps is chemically treated and, in the UK, it is considered to be the purest in the world. It is, however, subject to regional differences in hardness.
What is hard water? It is water that has a higher than average concentration of minerals, (both organic and inorganic) such as iron, calcium and magnesium, and although not a direct hazard to health, will cause problems with lime scale in industrial applications as well as domestic, namely in one’s kettle, dishwasher, washing machine, central heating and steam iron.
All of these devices heat water to boiling or near boiling temperature and will tend to collect lime scale, calcium and other mineral deposits, which will interfere with their efficiency and ultimately cause them to break down as a result.
The solution being the addition of water- softening agents and the use of filtration. Another effect of hard water is it is more difficult for soapsuds to form. Soft Water is water that is low in mineral content, does not form lime scale so quickly in hot water systems and soap forms suds easily. There is no such thing as soft water really, just hard and not so hard water.
Apart from hard and soft water other types include boiled water which is also known as raw water. Raw Water is untreated water like that found in puddles after rainfall so it is not from the mains supply, often contaminated with germs, viruses and parasitic organisms, thus the need for boiling in order to kill these potentially harmful micro organisms.
Rain Water starts off as pure distilled water as it falls from the clouds but, as it travels through the atmosphere, it becomes contaminated with chemicals from airborne pollution.
Snow Water is thawed snow, which will contain the same dirt, chemicals and germs you will find in rain or raw water, boiling it will remove the germs but will also concentrate the chemicals and dirt in it.
Filtered water is the best for drinking, provided it has already been either boiled or disinfected. Filtering removes chemical and mineral content but not germs, the cleanest water would be filtered tap water or distilled, which will contain no chemicals or micro organisms at all as it will have been turned to steam and then condensed. It is the purest water there is.
There is fierce debate over the drinking of distilled water, there are those who believe it is the best for drinking and helps to detoxify the body, and there are those who believe long term use is harmful due to it actually causing minerals to be lost from the body.
Another form of water purification is reverse osmosis, which also removes chemical and mineral impurities from water. This is a more expensive system than carbon filters which are very cheaply available and quite reliable.
UK Grants for Double Glazing
These days if you don’t have Double Glazing, you will almost certainly wish that you did, or more likely be planning on getting it installed soon.
If you can’t afford it in every room of your home then you could consider getting it installed in the rooms that you use the most. Double Glazed windows offer so many benefits there really is no good reason not to have them, single glazed windows are so inefficient thermally and are pretty useless at soundproofing as well.
In the past double glazing was something you had if you could afford it but if your house didn’t have it you might not have given it a lot of thought, but in this energy conscious age, where we are taking more notice of our energy costs, money seems to be devaluing faster than we can earn it.
Nowadays we are much more aware of the connection between burning fossil fuels, CO2 emissions and climate change. Energy efficiency is an important aspect of any house, especially if it is on the market, people know what to look for in a house and Double Glazing is expected as standard.
With the increased concern over our individual carbon footprints and now, with the new Home Energy Report being required when you want to sell your house, having Double Glazed windows is an absolute necessity as it provides so much in the way of insulation. If you need more information you should have a look at Energy Saving Trust who can help you find the best deals locally.
All you need to do is go to their web site and enter your postcode and a few details, you may even qualify for a financial grant. If you are receiving benefits and, if your local authority is giving out grants for Double Glazing, you may find that you can get some help with the cost.
There are all sorts of government assisted or encouraged schemes to help people make their homes more energy efficient as well as home repair assistance grants which may give you financial assistance but beware of waiting lists, as there are many applicants. There are always energy efficiency schemes being launched so it could be worth checking out what is being offered in your area.
If you are aged 60 or over and need help with the cost of getting Double Glazing installed in your home you could try Care and Repair who are a not for profit information service who can advise you about local grants and even supervise the installation. Another good resource is the Energy Efficiency Advice Centre who will also be able to give you up- to- date advice regarding grants and how to make your home more energy efficient.
Finally there is a government initiative that was launched last year called Green Deal which has been set up to help you to assess what improvements can be made to your property including loft insulation, heating, Double Glazing, draught proofing and renewable energy sources like solar panels and wind power systems. You may even be able to claim some money back either from the government or their cash back scheme.
Identity fraud is without doubt, on the increase. And its getting easier for almost anyone with an Internet connection and a computer to steal peoples' identities, open bank accounts in their names, buy goods online with a stolen credit card or online banking details.
Now we have mobile fraud where all you need is a phone, (which in itself could be a stolen phone using someone else's credit) while the criminal can be using it to perpetrate more fraud and deception.
Large institutions like insurance companies, government agencies and the like are regularly being hacked, huge numbers of identity details such as passwords, names, addresses, social security numbers even bank details are being harvested, bought, sold, copied and exchanged and vast amounts of money stolen.
Take the recent Talk Talk breach, for example. Their web site is being bombarded with digital attacks every single day and, by the time they had any idea what was happening and took their site down, less than 48 hours later they are admitting to over 1.2 million email addresses and 21,000 bank account details that have been illegally accessed, undoubtedly copied and it could easily turn out to be much more.
This is not the first time that TalkTalk's network security has been breached; they have had two serious cyber attacks on their network in the past year and the issue has raised a lot of questions regarding the adequacy of their security measures, the speed at which the company responded to the attack and other issues such as data encryption, compensation and accountability. Their CEO, Dido Harding and her chief executives are going to have a lot of explaining to do to the parliamentary inquiry. Telecom giant Vodafone have only recently suffered a similar security breach with 1,827 account details accessed illegally. This raises serious questions as to how all this stolen data is going to be used and distributed in the future.
These days, you have to be increasingly vigilant; shred your receipts, bills and any other financial documents before disposing of them, check your statements regularly and be on the lookout for any irregular payments; even if they are only for a small amount, the hackers, or whoever they have shared compromising data such as bank details, are often highly resourceful and are likely to be trying to stay under the radar but only taking small amounts of money just from large numbers of accounts on a regular basis.
Never give out your personal information when a member of any organization calls you. A good strategy is to ask them for their name and number and say you will call them back, you would be surprised how many of these callers will simply hang up when you ask.
Always be on the alert for email scams, the scam artists are getting more and more ingenious at coming up with ways to get you to give out your data. They can often masquerade as PayPal, The Inland Revenue, banks, telephone and media companies, etc.
Try to avoid using the same passwords for everything; this makes life so much simpler for hackers to gain access to your accounts and personal data. Any TalkTalk subscriber needs to change their password immediately and the company has been advising their customers to do so and to report any suspicious looking activity to them straight away, but the damage has been done, not least of all to the company?s reputation in the eyes of their customers or prospects.
Always be on the lookout if you get an official looking email from a reputable company and its not addressed to you personally and, most of all, it contains alarming news like your account has been compromised in some way, click here. Always be suspicious of a strong call to action (or a threat of some kind) and a link..
Good clues to watch out for are poor spelling; dontt forget that big companies can afford to hire professional copywriters and proofreaders. They would almost never send out an email without it being well written and checked. Plus, when they do email you, they will address you by your name.
Any unsolicited email or phone call simply has to be treated with the utmost suspicion these days. Whenever you do receive a dodgy- looking email it's a good idea to forward it to the company, for instance, email@example.com or to their IT support department.
Many homeowners in the UK are opting for having extensions built onto their houses. They often find that they need more space and getting an extension built can actually save them money compared to the expense incurred when they have to sell up and move to a larger house. This can be incredibly disruptive and stressful and even end up being a decision that everyone will regret later.
If you are happy where you are and don’t want to move house, then having an extension built can be the best decision all round and there are a number of great options available, depending on the size of your house and your budget.
An extension can be as small as just a porch for your front door or as big as a two-storey extension that gives you two or more new rooms to your house, there are also possibilities of building a separate space in your back garden, if it is large enough. The most common type of extension these days is a sunroom or conservatory and these have been popping up everywhere, particularly on new build estates where they are being integrated into modern house design.
Apart from the obvious benefits of giving you a bit more room in your house and the opportunity to enjoy a few relaxing hours in the sun when you feel like it, a well designed and professionally installed conservatory or sunroom can add quite a bit to the value of your house.
The first thing you need to do is to think about what you need and how much you can afford. You may decide that you simply need one more ground floor room or you might feel that your family would most benefit from an additional first floor room, either build at the same time as a ground floor room or room extension or maybe even over your garage if it is strong enough, sometimes ground floor buildings can be strengthened by an additional course of brickwork to make this possible and is not always expensive.
Sometimes extending your living space can be as simple as converting your loft into a living or working space, or maybe you have an unused basement that would convert well into another room, for instance a laundry area or kids' playroom. It all depends on the house you have and the amount of space you have already available, and your budget.
Another aspect is planning permission, which needs to be looked into at the same time as shopping around for extension designers and builders. Once you have a clear idea of the type of extension that would suit your needs the best then you can start hunting for estimates. Any estimate needs to be clearly worded; it needs to clearly state the total cost including everything and have approximate dates for starting and completing the job.
Always ask for a written estimate and never pay for the whole job in advance, it makes more sense to have an agreed payment schedule, with a deposit, interim payments and a final completion payment to be made only when the job is satisfactorily completed, and safety and housing regulation certificates issued as well as the guarantee.
You want to see assurances of building regulation adherence and a willingness on the part of the contractors to make good on any necessary repairs or modifications within a reasonable period after completion of the work. There are so many cowboy outfits out there you have to be very careful but you will find they will shy away from the idea of a written estimate as it is legally binding.
The effects of macroeconomic data releases on asset prices (dull)
When macroeconomic data is released by, for instance, the US government in the form of statistics related to the nation’s economic performance, this will often lead to changes in the prices of assets as financial institutions adjust their view of that country’s current and projected future economic state.
Macroeconomic data news releases have been studied extensively in terms of efficiency and market expectations as well as their effects on asset prices, however the extent of these influences can be erratic and hard to predict, depending on the market’s uncertainty and the degree of surprise in their reaction to the news.
The degree of the response varies depending on the type of news that has been published – News is often defined as “that which was unexpected”, (this can even mean that an expected change was either less or greater than expected). Sometimes seemingly insignificant pieces of economic news can have drastic effects on asset prices and/or exchange rates. News is never to be reviewed on its own it is always to be assessed in relation to other news, so one piece of news can have far- reaching effects, as it can change our perception of other news, producing increasing levels of uncertainty.
Economic indicators often have effects on all three asset classes – (stocks, bonds and foreign exchange) but very rarely in an even predictable fashion. The changes that tend to have the most dramatic effects on asset prices are the unexpected ones; more significantly on interest rates and less on equity prices.
It is difficult to accurately measure the market participants’ expectations regarding economic news releases although the immediate impact of a given piece of economic news can be precisely measured, not so the full- day impact.
One would assume that there would be a predictable relationship between economic news and asset prices based on the reasoning principle that a strong economy will always tend to cause prices to rise and that tighter monetary control will be pursued by the central banks.
Unfortunately, things are not as clear-cut in this case as there are inevitably errors in measurements of the market’s response to news due to the data obtained from investor surveys being somewhat unreliable.
In order to address this discrepancy between expected and actual response in the market to economic news, a method was developed by Rigobon and Sack in 2008 that was designed specifically to estimate the true impact of news by subtracting the indicator (as expected just before the news was released) from the indicator as released, illustrating the degree of error present in the data.
One can arrive at a much more accurate assessment of the markets response to news by using both methods; the Rigobon– Sack and the traditional more standard OLS approach. This data produced using the Rigobon-Sack method can not be used to accurately predict the effect of news on asset prices however as the expected response is almost never known at the time of the release, only at the time of the last survey.
Therefore, the Rigobon-Sack estimations are nearly always somewhat higher than the true figure and the standard method yields slightly lower estimates regarding the effects of news on asset prices.
It would seem that generally the effects of news on asset prices tends to be somewhat erratic and insignificant except in the case of only a few macroeconomic news releases. Stock prices tend to be the least affected and interest rates the most.
Online Dating Scams
Identity theft on the Internet is a growing problem. One area of the web that has been abused the most by fraudsters is dating sites, especially ones. The dating sites that charge a monthly fee to use are far less appealing to fraudsters than free- to- join ones, for the obvious reason that it costs money to join.
Some free dating sites make an effort to exclude the bogus profiles that are posted daily by the hundreds, but as soon as a profile is deleted, another almost identical one will be posted to replace it. This would obviously not be profitable for a cyber criminal if they had to pay for membership every time their fake profile gets deleted.
The fraudsters will often copy and collect the photos and details of profiles they find on these sites and then reuse them to produce profiles of their own. Almost any photograph on the web is considered fair game, but multiple photos of the same person on a dating site profile are almost irresistible.
The intention is always the same – to convince anyone that they contact (or who contacts them) firstly to build up a rapport, then to obtain their email address, so that the digital grooming of their victim can be developed away from the attention of the moderators.
Then they can set about the process of gaining their mark’s confidence and, ultimately, the game is to get them to form an attachment to them, to believe they actually have a romantic relationship with them, with the final intention to extract money from them by any means possible.
You might think it is laughable but actually Internet dating fraudsters succeed in conning money from lonely trusting people every year and the numbers keep on rising. According to the UK Police action fraud web site, over £33,600 last year from over 3,500 victims.
It has become a major industry in many third world countries, where dedicated call centres and Internet cafes are used by identity fraudsters who are often involved in several other types of identity fraud.
It is a common belief that dating sites are regulated and vetted to prevent cyber criminals stealing identities and conning the members. This is simply not the case; basically, anyone with an Internet connection and email address can join a dating site.
One aspect that has been exploited by cyber criminals is that they can lie about the town (or even the country) that they are in, they can create profiles in every town in the UK if they want and simply pretend to be in the same town as you for the purpose of gaining your trust, even though they actually live thousands of miles away.
All the time that the victim is being groomed and encouraged in every conceivable way to form an emotional bond with the fictitious person, and when the time is right they will then come up with what will often seem a reasonable excuse to ask for money.
Often there will be a dire family emergency or their plane ticket or visa has been stolen, either way, they need your money and they will try to use your attachment to them as leverage.
Unfortunately, due to the proliferation of scam artists operating on free dating sites in the UK, all users of these sites have to be incredibly careful to avoid being conned or blackmailed by these unscrupulous identity criminals.
There are ways you can safeguard against these people and there are clues that can alert you that a person you are talking to on a dating site is not who they say they are. Here are a few tips to spot a dating site fraudster -
* Their profile picture (or the pictures they send you by email look too good to be true). If they look like a supermodel, if they seem too young to be interested in someone your age…
* They start calling you by pet names very soon in the conversation i.e. they start calling you “dear” or “darling”…
* They never answer questions about where they work or live, but rather continually ask you questions. They seem not to want to talk about themselves very much…
* Their profile name has a long number at the end. This can be a sure sign that they keep on using the same profile name and just increase the number by one each time their bogus profile is deleted, which happens regularly….
* Their profile has scant information about hobbies, interests etc. and their English is a bit "off" …
* They want to talk to you off the site, ie by email (always a bad sign)…
* They ask you for money…
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