Mixing Regulation – Future Komp http://futurekomp.net/ Mon, 21 Nov 2022 17:44:36 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://futurekomp.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/futurekomp-icon-70x70.png Mixing Regulation – Future Komp http://futurekomp.net/ 32 32 The Potential Benefits of an Epsom Salt Bath, Experts Say https://futurekomp.net/the-potential-benefits-of-an-epsom-salt-bath-experts-say/ Mon, 21 Nov 2022 16:48:10 +0000 https://futurekomp.net/the-potential-benefits-of-an-epsom-salt-bath-experts-say/

A ‘detoxifying’ skincare treatment, a relaxing act of self-love, a pampering practice for your pet – if TikTok is to be believed, the benefits of an Epsom salt bath are virtually endless . But, trendy as they are, chemical compounds are old as hell: salts are named after the English town of Epsom where they were discovered in the early 17th century, and they were then mined and studied for their potential medicinal properties.1

Although once considered a high-society luxury, Epsom salt is now super accessible to the masses – it’s sold in bags or boxes at most pharmacies and supermarkets, usually for less than $10, and your mom probably has some under her bathroom sink. And while Epsom salt has been linked to all sorts of wellness benefits, it’s probably best known for its alleged pain-relieving properties. You may have seen a fitness influencer suggest an Epsom salt bath to ease muscle soreness after a hard day’s workout or a long run, or maybe your pregnant friend has tried an Epsom bath. to soothe his aching feet.

But just because a wellness practice is trendy doesn’t mean it’s legitimate. Below, experts explain what you need to know about the potential benefits of Epsom salt baths (and Epsom salts in general) — and who claims you should take with, ahem, a grain of salt.

What is Epsom Salt? | Benefits of Epsom Salt Baths | Epsom salt for sore muscles | Benefits for skin care | Potential risks | How to Make an Epsom Salt Bath

What exactly is Epsom salt?

Epsom salt is a form of magnesium called magnesium sulfate, says Chris D’Adamo, PhD, associate director of the Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Magnesium plays a role in over 300 enzymatic reactions in the body that affect muscle and nerve function, blood sugar and pressure regulation, bone growth, electrolyte function, energy production, and more. The main source of magnesium for most people is food – leafy greens, fish, legumes and whole grains are all rich in important minerals.

In terms of medical applications, hospitals sometimes use Epsom salt to treat patients, says Dr. D’Adamo. Doctors can inject magnesium sulfate intravenously (IV) to regulate pain and blood pressure, for example, especially in pregnant women with preeclampsia, he says.2 And health practitioners also sometimes use IV and oral magnesium sulfate supplements to treat chronic pain, including migraine, or to treat magnesium deficiencies, he adds.3

Whereas magnesium in general is extremely important for keeping your body in tip-top shape (and research suggests that a fair proportion of people have sub-optimal mineral levels) and magnesium sulfate in particular is commonly used as a medical treatment, it’s no exaggeration to think that an Epsom salt bath can do your body good. Which brings us to…

back to top

Are there proven benefits of Epsom salt baths?

First of all, it is worth knowing that there are certain advantages of taking a bath. It can help your sleep, for one thing, and not just because it’s soothing and de-stressing (which it may be). Hot water also raises your core body temperature, so when you get out of the tub (or shower), your body temperature begins to drop, which signals your brain that it’s time to rest. (It’s also why sleep experts recommend sleeping in a cool room.) In fact, research suggests that a 10-minute soak in the tub (or a hot shower) one to two hours before bedtime can help you sleep better. help you fall asleep faster and feel like you’ve had a better night’s rest.4

But what about the benefits of an Epsom salt bath, specifically? To reap the potential benefits, beyond the soothing nature of hot water, you must be able to introduce magnesium into your body in some way, where it can then create physiological changes. . This could be either by absorbing the magnesium in the bath water through your skin or by inhaling it from the steam from the hot water, says Dr. D’Adamo.

This ‘secret’ altcoin explodes after EU ban rumors amid privacy coin whirlwind https://futurekomp.net/this-secret-altcoin-explodes-after-eu-ban-rumors-amid-privacy-coin-whirlwind/ Fri, 18 Nov 2022 18:55:59 +0000 https://futurekomp.net/this-secret-altcoin-explodes-after-eu-ban-rumors-amid-privacy-coin-whirlwind/
  • Amid chaos in the crypto space and huge selling pressure, Secret Token (SCRT) managed to pull off a 100% rally this week.
  • Crypto privacy service providers have recently come under fire amid talk that Europe is considering banning privacy coins.

Since the FTX episode, a dark picture has taken hold throughout the crypto space. Bitcoin and most altcoins have been under heavy selling pressure over the past two weeks.

However, in these uncertain times, an anonymity-focused altcoin is outperforming the rest of the crypto market amid rumors that Europe is considering banning privacy coins.

Built on top of the Cosmos Network (ATOM), the secret (SCRT) is a privacy-centric chain with end-to-end encryption and smart contracts called “secret contracts”. The network allows users to make any coin or blockchain private by encrypting details such as sending/receiving wallet addresses, token balances, etc. when exchanging secret tokens.

To turn coins from some different blockchains into “secret tokens,” the project uses something called secret bridges. To convert coins from other blockchain networks, Secret first places the coins in a smart contract on the original chain. Later, they mint the equivalent amount of tokens on the secret network.

SCRT, the native Secret Network token recently made headlines for a strong rally. Earlier this week on Wednesday, the price of the SCRT token went parabolic, gaining more than 100% in just 24 hours from $0.64 to $1.29.

However, SCRT could not sustain the price gains and it pulled back significantly from there. At press time, SCRT is trading at $0.84, retracing more than 30% of its weekly highs.

Follow us for the latest crypto news!

Growing surveillance of privacy coins in Europe

Privacy coins are facing increasing pressure from regulators around the world, especially in the United States and Europe.

Financial Action Task Force (FATF) – the global regulator is seeking to enforce the “Travel Rule” which recommends that the government compel stakeholders such as banks, crypto exchanges, hosted wallets and OTCs over-the-counter (OTC) to share certain identifying information regarding individuals involved in crypto transactions worth $10,000 or more.

Regulatory agencies have been looking for crypto mixing services that can hide details of the original source of transactions. Earlier this year, the US Treasury sanctioned Ethereum-based crypto mixing service Tornado Cash. A few weeks later, the developer behind this open-source protocol was also arrested in the Netherlands, which drew huge criticism from crypto privacy advocates.

However, crypto privacy players are giving it back to regulators. Coin Center, the crypto think tank recently sued the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) for sanctions. Jerry Brito, Executive Director of Coin Center, said:

Not only are we fighting for the right to privacy, but if this precedent is maintained, OFAC could add entire protocols like Bitcoin or Ethereum to the sanctions list in the future, thus banning them immediately without any public procedure. . This cannot go unchallenged.

Holiday shopping 2022: gifts for dads who no longer wear pajama pants https://futurekomp.net/holiday-shopping-2022-gifts-for-dads-who-no-longer-wear-pajama-pants/ Tue, 15 Nov 2022 20:59:00 +0000 https://futurekomp.net/holiday-shopping-2022-gifts-for-dads-who-no-longer-wear-pajama-pants/

The brands featured in this article are partners of NBCUniversal Checkout. E ! makes a commission on your purchase. Prices are correct at time of publication. Items are sold by the retailer, not by E!.

Dads: Well, they are dads. They are historically quite easy to buy; Just give them a new pair of pajama pants from their favorite NFL team or renew their membership at a big box store, and they’re good to go, right?

But this year, we are not left out. We are not weakening. We don’t just go with the inspected ones. We sink the putt, knock it out of the park, and absolutely posterize the gifts we give our dads.

In case you are on the fence, trust us! We did the research. We’ve put together this list of the 15 most wanted gifts for dads this holiday season. (Whether or not they know they want them.) So don’t be afraid to introduce something new to your dad this year.

Papa grill, here comes the sous vide machine. Neat whiskey dad, we present to you the batch cocktail. And before you know it, we’ll be throwing away the old football team hoodies and ushering in a new era of competitive lawn cornhole while dad uses his new cookware.

Scroll down for our top suggestions for the best holiday gifts for dads.

A hand pie is just a way to thank the farmers who lend you a hand https://futurekomp.net/a-hand-pie-is-just-a-way-to-thank-the-farmers-who-lend-you-a-hand/ Sun, 13 Nov 2022 09:00:26 +0000 https://futurekomp.net/a-hand-pie-is-just-a-way-to-thank-the-farmers-who-lend-you-a-hand/

Using a mini cookie scoop to scoop the filling onto the pies speeds up the job. Derek Davis/Staff Photographer

I wrote my first farming story in 1990 in Western Massachusetts following the Farm Bill’s 1985 Dairy Free program. My weekly newspaper editor loved catchy headlines. He had his eye on this one, “USDA dairy program is killing farmers,” before I even found my first source.

In the late 1970s and early 1980s, a sustained milk glut drove prices too low to cover the costs of dairy production. The USDA had started stockpiling cheese and giving it to starving Americans. Congress also passed the Dairy Stabilization Act of 1983. But none of these measures supported milk prices for very long. To a more drastic extent, the 1985 USDA program paid 15,000 American farmers to cull or export their entire herds and abandon dairy farming. For many reasons related to the economics of supply and demand, it did not work.

It was a complicated story to manage for a young journalist. I would never have succeeded without the help of a very patient farmer who had kept his herd but was still struggling to cover his production costs. I followed him from morning to evening milkings for three days, absorbing the sights, sounds and smells that would give me a flavor to weave around the dry meat and bones of milk price regulation data in my story. As he worked, he explained and re-explained the history of dairy farming, the rationale for the measures and the effects they had on his own livelihood. I wish I had saved a snippet of this story, as it was also the first time I remember appreciating the role of farmers in my food. However, my 22-year-old state of self-absorption probably prevented me from properly thanking him.

According to a USDA census, only 2% of us here in the United States feed and support the rest of us. In Maine in 2020, there were just over 5,000 farmers working in Maine and 1.3 million mouths to feed. So locally, nearly 4% of us feed the rest of us. That’s still a lot of work to do before the sun goes down in a climate with a short growing season.

And yet, I have to tell you how a few hard-pressed farmers recently dropped everything to help this middle-aged woman, herself both out of her element and a bit in trouble. It was a Thursday morning and I had managed to pick up a bag of Jacob’s Cattle beans from Fairwinds Farm that were almost but not quite ready enough to be bagged for sale. I needed it for a photoshoot. I drove to what I thought was field no 2 at Bowdoinham Farm. I got out of my vehicle to ask the farmers in the field where I could find my beans. Bad farm, they explained. I was at Six Rivers Farm. Fairwinds was across the road. Thanks!

While I was talking to these helpful farmers, my daughter’s dog, a cute but clueless mini dachshund named Ulysses, moved forward on the passenger side armrest to get a better view of me and the farmers. In doing so, he locked the car doors. Inside with Ulysses were my keys, my wallet with my AAA membership card and my phone.

“Do you mind if I leave my car here while I find my beans and figure out how I’m going to unlock my car?” I asked the farmers. Sure no problem. Thanks!

I walk up a muddy driveway to cross the street and up a second muddy driveway until I think I’m a bustling crew of Fairwinds Farms loading a truck. No. This is Harvest Tide Organics. “Can I borrow a phone to call my husband and admit what happened here?” Sure no problem. Thanks!

As I dial the number, another farmer tells me he can help. “We lock the keys in the farm vehicles all the time,” says Jon, offering to pick up the necessary tools. I’ll walk half a mile down the road to get my beans, if you don’t mind, I said. It’s the red Jeep at Six Rivers Farm. I will meet you there. Thanks!

After 1,500 steps, I meet Luke. He informs me: good farm, bad field. But he gives me a ride in his well-used Gator to first pick up my beans, then meet Jon. Thanks!

Luke and Jon spend the next 15 minutes placing foam blocks in the closed door and finding a wire long enough to press the correct button. “Thanks!!” I scream as I hear the telltale sound of electric locks being lifted.

I have since made these pies to the farmers as a thank you for their time and effort. Blueberry because Jon said it was his favorite. They were hand pies, easier to share with co-workers, as I knew they probably would.

You don’t need to lock your keys in your car to find an opportunity to appreciate your local farmers. You can do this with most meals. And you don’t have to bake them pies to show that appreciation. Just take the time to shop at farmers’ markets, visit U-pick farms, invest in a CSA, and always go local at the grocery store. Thanks!

Don’t skip the sprinkles on these hand pies. Derek Davis/Staff Photographer

Blueberry Ginger Tarts

These are homemade pop pies that combine the shortcrust pastry recipe from Joanne Chang’s “Flour” cookbook and an adaptation of the Blueberry Jam with Candied Ginger recipe from Marissa McClelland’s “Preserving by the Pint.” My advice: Don’t skip the nuggets. The puff pastry must cool for four hours before it can be rolled out.

Makes 8 hand pies


1 3/4 cups (245 grams) unbleached all-purpose flour, plus more for rolling

1 tablespoon of sugar

1 teaspoon kosher salt

1 cup (2 sticks) cold unsalted butter, cut into 12 pieces

2 egg yolks

3 tablespoons of cold milk


3 cups frozen Maine blueberries, thawed

1 ½ cups sugar

1 tablespoon grated ginger root

1 lemon, zested and squeezed

1/4 cup chopped candied ginger


1 ½ cups icing sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

Pinch of salt


1 egg beaten with 1 tablespoon warm water

Rainbow sprinkler, optional

To make the dough, combine the flour, sugar and salt in the bowl of an electric mixer. Add the butter and run the machine over low heat for 1 minute. In a small bowl, beat the egg yolks with the milk and add the mixture to the bowl. Mix over low heat to produce a shaggy paste. Drop the dough onto an unfloured work surface in a mound. Gradually, use the palm of your hand to spread the dough from the top of the mound to the counter. Repeat this process until the dough comes together. Shape the dough into a rectangle, wrap and refrigerate for 4 hours.

To make the filling, mash the blueberries and mix them with the sugar, grated ginger and lemon zest and juice in a medium saucepan. Let the mixture sit for at least an hour. Place over medium heat and cook, stirring occasionally, until it thickens to the point that when you drag a spoon to the bottom of the pan, the jam does not immediately fill the space, 12-15 minutes . Add the candied ginger. Pour the jam into a bowl and let cool to room temperature.

To assemble the tarts, first preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Remove the dough from the refrigerator and cut it into 2 pieces. Flour two 11 x 17 inch silicone mats. Roll each piece to the size of the rug. Use a knife to carefully cut one of the leaves into 8 rectangles, each the size of an index card (do not cut completely). Brush the marked piece of dough with the egg wash. Place 2 tablespoons of cold jam in the middle of each rectangle, spreading it a little but not near the edges. Take the second piece of rolled out dough and gently place it on top. Using your fingertips, press gently around the mounds of jam so that the sheets of dough adhere to each other. Using a knife or a pastry wheel, cut the tartlets into neat rectangles, taking care not to cut the silicone mat underneath. Transfer the tarts to baking sheets, leaving an inch of space between them.

Bake until tops of pastries are evenly browned, 25 to 30 minutes. Cool on a wire rack for 30 minutes.

While pastries cool, whisk together icing sugar, 3 tablespoons warm water, vanilla, ginger and salt in medium bowl. Pour the glaze over the pastries and decorate with sprinkles.

Local food advocate Christine Burns Rudalevige is editor of Edible Maine magazine and author of “Green Plate Special,” both a sustainable food column in the Portland Press Herald and the name of her cookbook from 2017. She can be contacted at: [email protected]

Use the form below to reset your password. After you submit your account email, we’ll send you an email with a reset code.

Gazette Approval Temporarily Suspending Importation of Swim Products, an Injustice to Consumers – COPF https://futurekomp.net/gazette-approval-temporarily-suspending-importation-of-swim-products-an-injustice-to-consumers-copf/ Wed, 02 Nov 2022 12:22:57 +0000 https://futurekomp.net/gazette-approval-temporarily-suspending-importation-of-swim-products-an-injustice-to-consumers-copf/

The Committee on Public Finance (COPF) is of the opinion that the regulations published in Extraordinary Government Gazette Notification 2296/30, under the Import and Export Control Act No. 1 of 1969 should be subject to of a more in-depth examination.

The Committee added that consideration should also be given to whether endorsement of such regulations would be justifiable by the consumer.

The Parliament of Sri Lanka said this was discussed at the Public Finance Committee meeting held yesterday (01) under the chairmanship of MP (Dr) Harsha de Silva.

This gazette has been published in connection with a temporary suspension of the importation of sanitary ware and bath articles such as toilet bowls and sinks.

In addition, the members of the Committee also took into consideration the monopoly created in the market due to the prohibition of the importation of tiles by the same Gazette.

The Committee also considered the fact that in an environment where imports have been suspended, the sharp rise in prices of bathroom fixtures and tiles and the failure to meet growing demands are causing great injustice to the consumer. Accordingly, the committee recommended that the Department of Finance submit a report in this regard.

The regulations under the Imports and Exports (Control) Act referred to in Extraordinary Gazette Notification No. 2298/55 were also considered at the meeting of the Committee at which approval was granted. This Gazette will allow foreign workers to import electric motor vehicles based on the value of their remittances.

The regulations under the Import and Export (Control) Law referred to in Extraordinary Gazette Notification No. 2297/79 were also discussed at the Committee meeting. This aims to extend the period for importing essential food items under an open account system.

The committee paid attention to the basis on which the quantities to be imported of rice, maize and other items into Sri Lanka were decided.

In addition, Committee members drew attention to the importation of excess rice and its blending for sale. Furthermore, since the import of raw materials needed for the production of animal feed is of concern, it was noted that the egg and poultry industry is in a dire state and therefore the prices of eggs and poultry increased.

After investigating these circumstances, the Committee expressed its dissatisfaction with the absence of any data-based information in this regard and recommended the competent authorities to submit a report containing clear data to the Committee within 02 months. .

In addition, the finance bill for the year 2023 was discussed in the public finance committee and the members of the committee questioned the optimism of the Ministry of Finance regarding the estimates presented in this budget. The idea that more attention should be paid to low-income people in this year’s budget was also discussed by the Committee.

Minister of State for Finance Hon. Shehan Semasinghe, Minister of State Hon. (Dr) Suren Raghavan, Members of Parliament Hon. Anura Priyadharshana Yapa, Hon. Chandima Weerakkody, Hon. (Professor) Ranjith Bandara, Hon. Madhura Withanage, Hon. Premnath C. Dolawatte and many officials were present at this Committee meeting. (NewsWire)

The new law that holds chiefs responsible for accidents has become the biggest fear https://futurekomp.net/the-new-law-that-holds-chiefs-responsible-for-accidents-has-become-the-biggest-fear/ Mon, 31 Oct 2022 00:20:00 +0000 https://futurekomp.net/the-new-law-that-holds-chiefs-responsible-for-accidents-has-become-the-biggest-fear/

SPC Group Chairman Heo Young-in (far left) apologizes for the recent death of a worker during a press conference at the company’s headquarters in Yangjae, southern Seoul, on 21 october. (SPC Group)

Bowed heads, mumbled excuses and camera flashlights.

The public apology issued last week by the head of South Korean food and beverage giant SPC was every businessman’s worst nightmare.

Chairman Hur Young-in of the food and bakery giant has apologized for the death of a 23-year-old worker who was crushed by a sauce mixer at a SPC-affiliated factory during a shift of night.

The president is not only facing public humiliation and a nationwide boycott of his company’s products, he is also facing legal action from the family of the deceased employee for violating the Anti-Corruption Act. serious accidents, a new law that came into force in January and has become a source of fear for businesses ever since.

If found guilty under SAPA, he could face more than a year in prison or a fine of up to 1 billion won. Legal experts say the law could put CEOs behind bars for up to 30 years.

SAPA aims to prevent serious accidents at work by imposing heavy criminal and administrative liability on companies and their managers.

But some legal experts have pointed out that the law lacks specifics to establish the link between workplace accidents and CEO liability.

“The law needs to be clear on how the CEO’s failure or refusal to follow safety codes was one of the main causes of the workplace disaster,” Prof Kwon O-Sung said. of Sungshin Women’s University during a recent press conference at the National Assembly last month.

“The gross negligence of the CEO must also be taken into consideration. The law must remain, but it must be changed.

The data shows that Korea actually needs to improve its workplace safety measures.

A total of 432 people died in Korea from work-related accidents in the first eight months of the year, according to the Ministry of Labor and Employment. The figure is only nine people less than for the same period last year.

Separate data released by the Ministry of Lands, Infrastructure and Transport on Wednesday showed that a total of 61 people died on construction sites from July to September this year.

In terms of the number of work-related deaths per worker, Korea improved last year to 0.43 per 10,000 workers from 0.52 in 2017. But that’s far more than the Organization’s average. cooperation and development of 0.29 for 2021. Germany’s figure was 0.15, while Japan reported 0.13 last year.

The Korean government will announce a five-year roadmap to reduce work-related fatalities and injuries below the OECD average. At the same time, he is looking for ways to “lighten” the law, under the instructions of President Yoon Suk-yeol.

Yoon called it “excessive penalty regulations that stifle business activity.” The law was proposed by the left-leaning Minor Justice Party and backed by the then-ruling Democratic Party in January 2021, before Yoon came to power.

But the unions want to keep the law unchanged, saying there have been no real changes yet and no one has been punished.

“Business leaders say preventative measures come before punishment and call for relief from SAPA. But they don’t actually do anything to improve the law or the system,” said a spokesperson for the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions.

Foreign companies, for their part, say SAPA could become a major obstacle to Korea’s ambitions to become a global economic and financial center, adding to already strict regulations.

“This is a very important moment for Korea in the sense that we need more foreign investment and further enhanced national competitiveness, and the application of SAPA will certainly be a considerable burden for foreign-invested enterprises. “, said James Kim, President and CEO of AMCHAM. .

“In Korea, regardless of their nationality, CEOs are forced to take personal responsibility for issues that they cannot even control. There needs to be clearer regulations in place to avoid unfair penalties for CEOs, for cases where there is no clear evidence that a serious accident has occurred due to intentional or malicious breach by The direction.”

“But, at the same time, American companies should also ensure that they follow all relevant South Korean policies. I also think that these companies have an obligation to have experienced CEOs who can manage the complexity of operating in a country of this size.

With the law still debatable, Lee Byung-tae, a business professor at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, said such security laws need to get to the heart of the problem. It aims to bring about systematic overhaul rather than simply punishing CEOs, he said.

“There is something called the Peltzman effect. The law should provide incentives that could lead to changes in their behaviors rather than focusing on punishment,” Lee explained.

“It’s when security measures are put in place that the perception of risk decreases, leading people to make riskier decisions. Safety laws don’t always guarantee safety and punishing CEOs in this way could have side effects.”

By Jung Min-kyung (mkjung@heraldcorp.com)

64% of Ethereum transaction blocks are now OFAC compliant https://futurekomp.net/64-of-ethereum-transaction-blocks-are-now-ofac-compliant/ Fri, 28 Oct 2022 02:00:06 +0000 https://futurekomp.net/64-of-ethereum-transaction-blocks-are-now-ofac-compliant/

According to MEV Watch, 64% of all transaction blocks on the Ethereum blockchain are compliant with OFAC sanctions, in line with regulatory guidelines.

The most influential factor is the widespread adoption of maximum value mined relays, which reshuffle transaction blocks to maximize rewards. Nevertheless, it is almost certain that this statistic will continue to spark debates regarding the use of MEV relays and the possibility of filtering transactions on the publicly visible Ethereum network.

The most popular of these relays, accounting for around 49% of the total MEV block market, is Flashbots, which said it will not consider transactions from transaction mixing provider Tornado Cash, which has been banned by the US government. earlier this year.

Status of OFAC compliant blocks: MEV Watch

Since The Merge, many Proof-of-Stake participants have opted to engage service providers to acquire validation incentives. The consolidation of this trend, coupled with the dominance of Flashbots, has led to an increase in the number of OFAC-compliant blocks.

The number of blocks offered through the Flashbots relay doubled in the past month, from 2,210 on September 25 to nearly 4,000 on October 25, according to The Block Research.

Flashbots does not neglect the problem. The company provided solutions to mitigate transaction filtering and revealed an upcoming protocol that aims to open source and gradually decentralize MEV technology development.

These statements followed the departure of co-founder Stéphane Gosselin, who resigned over differences with the team over network restrictions.

While many network users see Flashbots as a source of censorship, chief strategist Hasu recently said that the lack of unbiased relays and reliance on vertical relays that function as builders and can favor their blocks over to others constitute an ecosystem failure.

Although the team’s remaining founder, Phil Daian, does not foresee a scenario where Flashbots establishes a fully controlled Ethereum network by offering 100% of Ethereum blocks, Flashbots adoption continues to grow.

According to the Flashbots Transparency Dashboard, the percentage of blocks offered by Flashbots MEV-Boost Relay has increased from 12% on October 1 to 56% at the time of writing.

Federal lawsuit claims US EPA has become ‘inert’ when it comes to judging pesticide ingredients | Goldberg Segalla https://futurekomp.net/federal-lawsuit-claims-us-epa-has-become-inert-when-it-comes-to-judging-pesticide-ingredients-goldberg-segalla/ Fri, 21 Oct 2022 22:24:10 +0000 https://futurekomp.net/federal-lawsuit-claims-us-epa-has-become-inert-when-it-comes-to-judging-pesticide-ingredients-goldberg-segalla/

Last week, four environmental groups sued the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for failing to assess the impact of pesticides on hard data in its approval process.

In 1987, the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) created lists of pesticides, dividing inert ingredients into four categories based on their toxicological concern; List 1-Inerts of Toxicological Concern, List 2-Potentially Toxic/High Priority Inerts for Testing, List 3-Inerts of Unknown Toxicity and List 4-Inerts of Low Concern.

While this list clearly demonstrates that the EPA has been aware for decades of the potential of inert ingredients to be hazardous to air and water quality, current EPA regulations only require companies carry out research and communicate the results on a pesticide. active principle”, separately.

This regulatory framework has not gone unchallenged. In 2017, the Center for Food Safety filed a petition with the EPA to address this alleged flaw in the pesticide registration process. Among the points raised in the petition, in addition to the EPA’s knowledge of potentially toxic inert ingredients, was to acknowledge the scientific data that when a pesticide mixes these so-called inert ingredients with the branded “active” ingredients , the resulting compound may increase pesticide exposure, toxicity, and ecotoxicity, both individually and through complementary interactions in the final product.

Now, in the lawsuit filed in California District Court by food advocacy groups, they’re asking the court to declare that the EPA violated federal law by not responding to the 2017 petition, and that the Court requires a response within 90 days. .

“The EPA has sat on this petition for more than five years now,” said Sylvia Wu, senior counsel for the Center for Food Safety. “Other than taking comments in 2015, the EPA did nothing. So we filed a petition to submit the request to the EPA and now we are taking legal action to ensure that the EPA responds to this incredible concern.

Environmental groups and some state governments on the side of the Center for Food Safety are cautiously optimistic that mounting pressure on the EPA, particularly in light of the change in administration since the 2017 petition, will result in a regulatory regime. more comprehensive and dynamic for alleged inert pesticide ingredients, while admitting they don’t know what it might look like.

Industry observers are more circumspect, concluding that any action by the EPA will necessarily result in changes to existing regulations, or additional regulations, that will shift the burden of growing awareness of the problem into a grueling compliance issue. resources for pesticide manufacturers.

Parkland Shooter avoids the death penalty https://futurekomp.net/parkland-shooter-avoids-the-death-penalty/ Fri, 14 Oct 2022 13:38:32 +0000 https://futurekomp.net/parkland-shooter-avoids-the-death-penalty/

What you need to know today

The jury recommends that the Parkland shooter be sentenced to life without parole and rejects the death sentence. A Florida jury on Thursday ruled that the gunman who killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in 2018 should not be put to death, the Miami Herald reported. The accused pleaded guilty last year to 17 counts of first degree murder. To receive the death sentence, the jury would have had to unanimously agree on the sentence of at least one of the victims. The defense argued that the shooter should be spared because his brain had been damaged before he was born. Consequences: Revisit the 2019 series from The Trace Since Parkland, in which teen journalists from across the country documented the lives of young people killed after the mass shooting.

Murders of transgender people have increased by 93% in four years. Almost three-quarters of the deaths were firearm homicides. A new analysis from Everytown for Gun Safety has shown that known murders of trans people nearly doubled between 2017 and 2021, reports ABC News. Black trans women were disproportionately killed during this period: although black people make up only about 13% of the transgender population, 73% of trans homicide victims tracked were black women. Obstacle to accuracy: As Chip Brownlee of The Trace noted, deaths of trans people often go unreported or misreported because the victims may be misinterpreted or dead-named by law enforcement, media, or loved ones. . [Everytown provides grants to The Trace through its nonpolitical arm. Here’s our list of major donors and our policy on editorial independence.]

Self-identified “incel” pleads guilty to planned “massacre” of women. After admitting he planned a mass shooting of women at an Ohio university, 22-year-old Tres Genco pleaded guilty to attempting a hate crime, NPR reports. Genco – part of the extremist and misogynistic “involuntary celibacy” movement, a community of men who express violent rhetoric towards women – conducted surveillance at the university in January 2020 and, on the same day, researched in online topics such as “when is he preparing for a crime that has become an attempt? and “planning a gunshot crime,” according to the Justice Department. Genco had expressed his admiration for another self-proclaimed incel who killed six people in Isla Vista, California in 2014. When easy access to weapons mixes with violent misogyny: Since the Isla Vista shooter’s rampage, the shooter has been revered by other incels and inspired similar attacks, Jennifer Mascia of The Trace wrote in 2019.

Local governments have allocated US bailout funds to the criminal justice system. The U.S. bailout provides local governments with large swathes of funding — and a lot of leeway to decide where that money goes. The Marshall Project described how a town in Missouri spent $2 million on the police department, allocating funds for sniper rifles and police bounties. This city is not alone: ​​local authorities across the country use federal funds for policing. And the researchers found that many state and local governments that have allocated funds for “community violence intervention” are actually spending that money on traditional policing.

After the filming of “Rust”, the film and television industry may change the way weapons are used on set. An industry-wide union-management committee, the Los Angeles Times reports, assess revisions to the rules that dictate how firearms are used during filming. The potential changes come after actor Alec Baldwin shot and killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of the movie “Rust” in New Mexico last fall. Baldwin used a prop gun loaded with live ammunition; among the proposed revisions is a requirement that gunsmiths be present when weapons are given to actors.

Jennifer Carlson, sociologist who studies gun culture, named MacArthur Fellow. Carlson, a sociologist at the University of Arizona, probed the role of the National Rifle Association in developing the idea that gun ownership is an indication of good citizenship and the view of guns as a safety net. She also examined the intersection of race politics, law enforcement, and gun regulation. Carlson’s MacArthur Fellowship was announced on Wednesday.

Data point

35 percent — the increase in gun thefts associated with a state’s passage of a right to carry law [Center for American Progress] ]]> Monument progresses construction of waterline at Selinsing https://futurekomp.net/monument-progresses-construction-of-waterline-at-selinsing/ Wed, 12 Oct 2022 13:00:00 +0000 https://futurekomp.net/monument-progresses-construction-of-waterline-at-selinsing/

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Oct. 12, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Monument Mining Limited (TSX-V: MMY and FSE: D7Q1) (“Monument” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that the work of Waterline construction progress at Selinsing gold mine in Malaysia reached 85% complete on budget. Commissioning aims to be completed in November 2022, followed by a three-month ramp-up period for commercial production in January 2023.

President and CEO, Cathy Zhai, said, “We are delighted to see that the team has weathered the difficult period with the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown in Shanghai and the global logistics lockdown. The installation is progressing rapidly with close supervision. In the meantime, we have been in communication with potential buyers to review key terms and continue to optimize salable gold concentrates for better economic outcome.

Construction Highlights

  • The overall project is 85% complete to date, on budget.
  • Equipment continues to arrive at the Selinsing site; the concentrate filter press left port on September 24, later than expected, and is expected to arrive in early November 2022.
  • Pre-commissioning (dry and wet) will begin in October; objectives for full commissioning at the end of November/or beginning of December 2022.
  • The first production of concentrate is expected to start at the end of November 2022, with full production expected in January 2023.

Floatation design and engineering

To date, all work related to the detailed design and flotation engineering has been completed, pending submission of TNB’s power supply upgrade request from 3.8 MW to 4.0 MW.


The overall procurement is 89% complete, mainly pending delivery of the filter press to the site in November 2022.

Most of the equipment has been delivered to the Selinsing site, including but not limited to the Beijing flotation cells assembled and delivered by BGRIMM Machinery and Technology Co Ltd (Figure 1); water-recovery concentrate and thickeners supplied by Metso Outotec; flotation blowers, compressor and compressed air dryer supplied by Atlas Copco.

First fill flotation reagent was purchased pending delivery. Transportation costs have increased due to global supply chain issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic, which will be offset by mine development costs. Partial consumable reagents have been delivered and are stored inside the reagent warehouse building.

Figure 1: Construction view of the flotation plant circuit

Figure 1 is available at https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/3a06e4ae-caf3-4456-a4f5-472cc9cb5517


Construction works include foundation and civil engineering works, steel structure works, factory equipment fabrication and installation works, piping works, electrical wiring works, installation plant automation system, electrical system installation and plant infrastructure including reagent warehouse, concentrate storage yard and plant area drainage system.

Construction of flotation plants has reached 85% completion to date. The earthworks, the foundations, the piping works connecting the reagent tanks and the air supply system to the circuit of the flotation cells have been completed. The civil engineering works and the installation of the structural work are 100% complete. The mechanical installation is 96% complete with all reagent tanks, flotation cells and thickeners installed. Piping racks were erected from the reagent building to the flotation circuit, from the concentrate thickener to the concentrate filter building and from the flotation circuit to the water recovery thickener. The electrical installation is 81% complete and the control room is 100% complete. Pipes were laid and connected to pumps. The electrical installation work for the cable trays and cable pulling is now 60% complete.

The flotation plant is equipped with a plant automation system, which consists of a SCADA system and process instrumentation monitoring devices. All pumps, flotation cell circuit, concentrate filter, concentrate thickeners, blowers and air compressor are controlled using a program logic control system (PLC Siemens & Allen Bradley). A 750 kVA standby generator as backup power in the event of a power outage will ensure the operation of essential services. Enertech Sdn Bhd (Siemens distributor in Malaysia) supplied the control system hardware and software. The control system panel (PLC) hardware was delivered to site and installed in the prefabricated electrical substation (E-House), together with the motor control center (MCC) panel.

Other infrastructure includes: reagent warehouse, air services building, concentrate filter building and other facilities. The reagent storage warehouse and the air services building are constructed. The dosing pump has been installed inside the reagent building and the foundation and steel structure work has been completed. Bag breaker working plates, reagent mixing tanks with stirring equipment are installed. The compressor and flotation blowers were installed in the air services building. The foundation and structural work of the concentrate filter building (Figure 2) has been completed, and most of the roof and cladding have been completed, pending the installation of the filter press.

Figure 2: Concentrate filter building

Monument Mining

Figure 2 is available at https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/bffdbda0-fef3-459d-b83f-93a02469f1e2

mining development

Pre-stripping and mining of sulphide ore stockpiles began at Buffalo Reef in July 2022 in preparation for: completion of the flotation plant, start of commissioning and ramp-up of production . Construction of the tailings storage facility (“TSF”) has been completed for the current year’s tailings storage needs. The diversion of the river at Buffalo Reef is complete.


Commissioning work is expected to start in October and end in November 2022. The scope of commissioning work will be divided into dry, wet and ore commissioning. After the commissioning work is completed, production will be accelerated.

About Monument

Monument Mining Limited (TSX-V: MMY, FSE: D7Q1) is an established Canadian gold producer that wholly owns and operates the Selinsing gold mine in Malaysia and the Murchison gold project in the Murchison region of Australia- Western. It holds a 20% interest in the Tuckanarra gold project held jointly with Odyssey Gold Ltd in the same region. The Company employs approximately 200 people in both regions and is committed to the highest standards of environmental management, social responsibility and health and safety for its employees and neighboring communities.

Cathy Zhai, President and CEO
Monument Mining Limited
Office 1580 -1100 Melville Street
Vancouver, BC V6E 4A6

FOR MORE INFORMATION, visit the company’s website at www.monumentmining.com or contact:

Richard Cushing, MMY Vancouver Tel. : +1-604-638-1661 ext. 102 rcushing@monumentmining.com

“Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.”

Forward-looking statement

This press release contains statements containing forward-looking information about Monument, its business and its future plans (“forward-looking statements”). Forward-looking statements are statements that involve expectations, plans, objectives or future events that are not historical facts and include the Company’s plans for its mining projects and the timing and results of proposed programs and events mentioned in this press release. Generally, forward-looking information can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “plans”, “expects” or “does not expect”, “is planned”, “budget”, “expects”, “estimates”, “plans”, “intends”, “anticipates” or “does not anticipate”, or “believes”, or variations of these words and expressions or states that certain actions, events or results “may”, “could”, “would”, “could” or “will be taken”, “will occur” or “will be carried out”. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are subject to various risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results or achievements to differ materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. These risks and certain other factors include, but are not limited to: risks relating to business, economic, competitive, geopolitical and social uncertainties; uncertainties regarding the results of ongoing exploration activities; uncertainties regarding the progress and timing of development activities; risks related to foreign operations; other risks inherent in the mining industry and other risks described in the Company’s MD&A and technical reports on the Company’s projects, all of which are available under the Company’s profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. Important factors and assumptions used to develop the forward-looking statements in this press release include: expectations regarding the estimated cash cost per ounce of gold production and the estimated cash flows that may be generated from operations, general economic factors and other factors that may be beyond Monument’s control; assumptions and expectations regarding the results of exploration on the Company’s projects; assumptions regarding the future price of gold from other minerals; the timing and amount of estimated future production; the timing and expected results of development and exploration activities; the costs of future activities; capital and operating expenses; success of exploration activities; mining or processing problems; exchange rate; and all factors and assumptions described in the Company’s MD&A and technical project reports, all of which are available under the Company’s profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that cause results not to be those anticipated, estimated or expected. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. The Company does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements except in accordance with applicable securities laws..