The Ministry of Energy commented on the change in the order of exchange trading in fuel :: Business :: RBC

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The government decree on changing the order of exchange trading in fuel should have a stabilizing effect on the situation on the domestic market and help traders rationally plan the purchase of fuel for filling stations. This was announced to RBC by the press service of the Ministry of Energy.

The concepts of regularity and uniformity of exchange trading introduced by the document should help independent traders and private gas station networks rationally plan fuel purchases, as well as minimize the risk of a sharp and unjustified increase in retail prices at independent gas station networks, the Ministry of Energy said.

At the same time, according to the department, the measure will have the greatest stabilizing effect in regions that are far from the centers of oil production and are characterized by a developed network of private filling stations.

In Russia, the order of exchange trading in fuel was changed to stabilize prices

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The department noted that the changes should protect market participants from sharp jumps in exchange prices for fuel in cases where they could be associated with a sharp change in the volume of fuel supply on the exchange on separate bases.


how to buy tokens from Apple, Tesla, Amazon and Google

The Argentine exchange becomes the first in Latin America to offer this type of service. All the details on taking advantage of the new feature

Finally, the Argentine exchange Decrypto revealed the best kept secret in recent times. A while before noon on April 28, the platform will become the first Latin American exchange to offer tokenized shares of Apple, Tesla, Amazon O Google. Namely, from several of the most valuable firms on the planet.

“We are launching a historic product that is going to revolutionize the traditional market by merging it with crypto and transforming it into one,” he said. Ivan Tello, COO of Decrypto, in exclusive dialogue with iProUP.

Why? Basically because any user from Argentina will be able to buy and sell tokens of shares of the companies founded for Elon Musk, Steve Jobs, O Jeff Bezos, among other.

All the details

Starting this Wednesday, April 28 at 10.30 a.m. (Argentine time), users will be able to buy and sell shares of American companies on the trading platform. Decrypto.

From the exchange they specify that all the tokens “are certified in the Bitcoin network, thanks to working together with RSK”, the most secure blockchain of smart contracts in the world.

Thus, initially, users will be able to trade asset tokens of Apple, Tesla, Amazon, Google Y Yolo, in the same way that they buy and sell any other cryptocurrency.

Under the premise that the market should be for everyone this alternative, available from today Wednesday April 28 at 10:30 Argentine time for users of the platform level 2 or higher, will allow small and large investors to buy tokenized shares that can be divided without the need to purchase an entire“, need Tello.


With this new function, Decrypto will be able to position itself as the best and safest investment wallet accessible to all users“, remarks Tello. And adds: “With this launch, anyone already registered on the platform will be able to buy tokens from the largest companies in a simple, easy, accessible and secure way.“.

From the exchange they detail that “the tokenized assets can be bought or sold against USDT (Tether) –that is, crypto dollars–, without commission or hidden costs; easily accessible and with ultra competitive prices“.

Iván Tello, COO of Decrypto

Iván Tello, COO of Decrypto

“Unlike brokers, stockbrokers, alycs (settlement and clearing agents) and other investment models, where the ownership is of a third party, with the tokens of financial assets they become their own,” he explains Tello. And he adds: “that is to say that can be withdrawn to a wallet (wallet), personal custody, being able to choose what to do with it“.

From the exchange they highlight that “the tokens are transparent and safe: they run on the RSK blockchain, the second layer of Bitcoin (or Bitcoin Layer 2), on which the protocol for smart contracts has been created, thus being one of the safest of the world”.

Any user can see in the blockchain (accounting book) the history of that safe and traceable asset“, emphasizes Tello.

The new bet

RSK is based on a bidirectional communication that operates as a bridge to connect both chains.

In this way, it allows the Bitcoin network to assist RSK in its execution. That is why the native currency or token of the RSK platform is the RSK smart bitcoin (RBTC), which has a 1: 1 relationship with the original currency of the Bitcoin network, bitcoin (BTC).

What is asset tokenization? It is a process by which the value of an asset is digitized and becomes a token, with representation in a blockchain, and has the characteristic of being able to be divided.

What are the benefits of tokenizing assets? A token can be acquired by anyone, anywhere, which results in more investors being able to access that market.

Tokenization, How do you use blockchain technology?, it is decentralized, secure, effective, Y It allows also carry out transactions without the intervention of third parties.


Hotel for Barbie fans in Argentina (with video)

From the world of childhood to the world of adults, it became possible for fans of “Barbie” to sleep in the first room in the world inspired by the idea of ​​the famous “Barbie” doll, and was designed inside a hotel “Hilton” in the Argentine capital, Buenos Aires. The Hilton hotel chain collaborated with toy maker Mattel to implement the room 10 years ago, and it offered for a one-month trial run in 2004, to be reopened in 2014.

The room specifications resemble the world of “Barbie”, as it is completely painted in pink. It contains a 32-inch TV that shows movies of the doll “Barbie” all the time. The price per night for a room is $ 179, and it is booked until 2015.

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how to get started (again)?

Will the little queen become the star of the city? In recent weeks, the bicycle has gradually established itself as the ideal alternative to public transport in times of coronavirus. « The bicycle is a tool which makes it possible to respond in terms of mobility to this serious and unforeseen crisis. In a few weeks the communities realize the limits of public transport and that the massive use of the car will congest the city. So the only solution is cycling », Analyzes Olivier Schneider, president of the French Federation of Bicycle Users (FUB).

→ READ. Deconfinement, an accelerator of urban development

But before you can take the approximately 2,000 kilometers of temporary cycling facilities that have been created across France in recent weeks, it is essential to check the condition of your bike.

Take advantage of a helping hand to hit the road

While some cities, such as Rouen, offer bonuses for the purchase of a new bicycle, it is also possible to receive assistance to restart an old bicycle that has not been used for a long time. Funded by the State and managed by the FUB, the “Coup de Pouce Vélo” platform supports repairs up to € 50. No need to register, just go to one of the repairers listed on the platform. Individual assistance is not limited to a single bike, you can have several bikes repaired, within reason of course.

The enthusiasm seems to be at the rendezvous since the Minister of ecological transition Elisabeth Borne has just announced the tripling of the budget of the fund created at the end of April to encourage the practice of cycling, increasing it from 20 million to 60 million euros .

According to the FUB, as of May 27, this repair package has already been requested for more than 62,400 cycles. “This is an example of a very simple system, set up with federations of associations, and which works” explains the Minister of Ecological Transition.

Another government initiative, the sustainable mobility package entered into force on Monday 11 May. It allows voluntary companies to support up to € 400 per year and per employee of ” travel costs of their employees on their home-work journey made with alternative modes to the private car Can be read on the website of the Ministry of Ecological and Inclusive Transition. Alternative modes of transport including the bicycle.

Safety first

Victims of their own success, repairers are often overwhelmed and the queues get longer. To save yourself this waiting period, it is possible to register for participatory and solidarity workshops and thus repair your means of transport yourself. Finally, there are many tutorials on the Internet for performing routine checks.

In any case, before giving the first pedal strokes, it is essential to check the condition of your brakes. “ It is an absolute priority to be able to be safe on your bike »Recalls Olivier Schneider of the FUB. Slightly deflated tires or a slightly seized chain are not a problem in the short term, they will just make the cyclist’s thighs work more, notes the specialist.

Relearn to change gear

Once your bike is in good working order, you must now relearn how to ride. If riding a bicycle is not forgotten, as the popular saying goes, the same cannot be said for traffic, especially in urban areas. To get back in the saddle, “Cycling Help” will offer a one-hour coaching session with an instructor to relearn how to use the little queen. If it is already possible to pre-register, we will have to wait a little longer to be able to take advantage of this service free of charge from partner training establishments.

→ PRACTICAL. Deconfinement: work, school, transport … the answers to your questions

A guide to best practices will also be published on this site with answers to concrete questions such as the correct placement of a lock to secure your bike. ” If it’s just the front wheel that’s attached, the rest of the bicycle can very easily be stolen »Recalls Olivier Schneider

Generally in town, the most important thing is not to have your head in the handlebars and to seek visual contact with other road users. ” For cyclists, it is important to see but above all to be seen to warn others of our presence »Explains Olivier Schneider.

For the route, no need to know a radius

Cycling does not necessarily mean following the same route as that used by car or public transport. In France, more than 50,000 kilometers of cycle paths are already present throughout the territory, and many cities such as Paris or Montpellier are increasing the establishment of new paths at this beginning of deconfinement. It only remains to find them.

→ MAINTENANCE. The “real alternative” bicycle at the time of deconfinement

Child’s play with the Géovélo application which offers several routes for the same trip, indicating each time the percentage of routes fitted out for cycling, specifying the difference in level or the number of calories burned. For its part, the Citymapper application offers cyclists three types of cycling routes: “normal”, “calm” and “fast”. Both take into account the transition cycle paths set up by the municipalities.


“FCK continues with unrest and cryptic allegations”

1. FC Kaiserslautern has decided in favor of a regional group in terms of investors. Understandable, but it was a decision between plague and cholera, says SWR editor Sina Weber.

Now a decision has been made in favor of an investor at 1. FC Kaiserslautern. It has become the regional group, and the committee of creditors has rejected the offer from Dubai. This is understandable, because the regional offer seems to be better suited to the four-pillar model of the FCK.

Decision plague against cholera

Apparently there were still many unanswered questions about the offer from Dubai. The members of the Creditors’ Committee probably never found out who was really behind it. Ultimately, however, it was a plague versus cholera decision. Because now those responsible have to try to find more donors so that the future of FCK is secured beyond the upcoming season. And the much-vaunted calm should not return now either. Because shortly after the club announced the decision for the regional group, the chairman of the supervisory board, Jörg Wilhelm, announced on Twitter that he had never heard so many lies in a press conference.

It continues with restlessness and accusations

So it basically goes on exactly as in previous years. Restlessness. Cryptic allegations. And a strange aftertaste that supervisory boards are once again pushing to the fore. What has seriously harmed the club in the past is now going on as well. Merk & Co did not want to repeat these mistakes. At least that is what they announced when they took office in December – and many fans and members believed them.

A deep crack apparently goes through the “Team Merk”

Apparently there is a deep rift in the group that started as Team Merk. Jörg Wilhelm accuses his colleagues of a lack of transparency. His – apparently uncoordinated – appearance at SWR Sport on SWR television a few weeks ago has set a stone in motion that should now be difficult to stop. And now of all times, at a time when the FCK has more than enough to do to save its own skin.


Carelessness could provoke a second lockdown

In the first wave of the corona pandemic, Germany had developed a reputation for exemplary, conscientious citizenship. New hygiene rules were accepted by most people, as were the strict distance regulations and the introduction of mandatory masks.

With the holiday season, these safety rules are increasingly forgotten. According to the pictures of crowded beaches on the Baltic and North Sea and exuberant people celebrating in Mallorca, it was only a matter of time before the number of new infections in Germany penetrated critical regions again. Most recently, the new carelessness has caused around 800 new infections a day.

The number is still far from the highs during the lockdown, but the trend is worrying. The values ​​have been rising continuously for a few weeks. According to the Robert Koch Institute, this development is “very worrying”.

Saxony’s Prime Minister Michael Kretschmer even says that “the second wave is already there”. The assessment seems exaggerated, but it is not out of the question that Germany will not return to normality, but carelessly provoke the next lockdown.

The hesitant attitude of politics is all the more surprising. The decision of the federal and state governments that returnees from high-risk areas can be tested free of charge is correct, but it may not be enough. You certainly don’t have to go as far as the British government, which is now putting all Spanish vacationers in a forced quarantine for two weeks after their return.

Introduction of mandatory testing

But the introduction of a mandatory test for some vacationers seems to be a useful and legitimate tool. First, the maximum test capacity of around 1.2 million tests a day is not even half used.

It is therefore technically not a problem to test more people. Second, chains of infection can be tracked better with a higher number of tests. There are currently many small outbreaks in Germany where the infection chains are little or not at all clear.

The introduction of a compulsory test for those returning on holiday is a serious encroachment on the freedom of the individual. However, the remedy works relatively if it can prevent a second wave of corona infections.

The economy is already suffering enough from the consequences of the corona pandemic, and even more companies will not survive another lockdown. Politicians should therefore do everything possible to prevent a further increase in the number of infections. Every day of inactivity exacerbates the crisis.
More: High infection numbers overshadow the high season in the holiday country. Cases are increasing, particularly in Catalonia. France is considering closing its border with Spain.


Without a fair European story, the Netherlands will drift away from the EU

Is Mark Rutte the new David Cameron and will the Netherlands become the new United Kingdom, the continuous naysayer frustrating European integration for domestic political reasons? The comparison with the British ex-prime minister whose actions led to ‘Brexit’ came up in many European capitals this week, after Rutte for a long time was unwilling to accept the corona emergency fund of hundreds of billions of European subsidies. After four days of negotiations, he agreed, because the package was smaller (390 billion euros instead of 500). And because according to Rutte’s wish, countries can use an ’emergency brake’ if they think that Member States do not ‘reform’ their economies enough in exchange for the money.

Rute’s line-up last weekend was firm, but more constructive than Cameron had been for years. Ruttes ‘no’ became a ‘yes, but’. He appeared to be more aware of the necessity of this agreement than Minister of Finance Wopke Hoekstra (CDA). At the end of March, when the coffins were still piled up in Italy, he said with a painful hurricane that unmistakably harmed the Netherlands, that it was time to find out why the southern countries actually had so few reserves.

Rutte also has to worry much less than Cameron about domestic pressure from a strong (and growing) separation movement. The Netherlands is pro-European, as long as integration is not too fast and too much at once – it is healthy euro skepticism. Rutte does not need to be concerned that right-wing nationalists such as Baudet and Wilders, who cannot be convinced of any European plan, turned against this agreement.

Also read this essay by columnist Caroline de Gruyter: After this EU summit, it is time to abolish the vetoes

However, complaining that the level of support for European cooperation remains high is unwise. Certainly because Europe took a necessary, but far-reaching, step this week that will continue for a long time. Rutte denies it, but the measures are indeed “historical”, as French President Macron concluded. It is unique that the European Commission is going to be in debt and that hundreds of billions of extra will go to southern countries as subsidies – conditions or not.

With this agreement, Europe has created the mental space and the policy tool to be used in the next crisis. The way to Eurobonds and a fiscal union may be open. That will not happen by itself, but the direction of European integration is clear. Rutte telling voters that the measures are “one-off” is an unrealistic story. It is reminiscent of his 2012 promise that “not a cent” would go to Greece.

It would be fairer to recognize the new reality and adapt the Dutch vision of Europe to it. Knowing what the Netherlands wants with Europe prevents it from arriving at every European top with ‘no’ and leaving with ‘yes, but’. This weakens both the negotiating position of the Netherlands within Europe and domestic support – after all, Rutte always comes home as a loser.

Does the Netherlands dare to follow Germany and, with steps and under conditions, support further tax integration? Does it want to defend the hybrid structure of federalism and strong member states, despite the democratic deficit it causes? Or does it want to detach the Union financially, with all its consequences?

It is not only up to Rutte to confess color. All parties in the House of Representatives will have to think about what they really want with the European Union. The fact that the House passed a motion last year in which the parties opposed an ‘ever closer Union’ is significant for the mindset, but is not in itself a Europe strategy.

Making your own choice prevents other countries from doing it for the Netherlands. If such a choice is not out of enthusiastic idealism or a deeply felt historical necessity, then at least out of the realization that without the European Union the Netherlands will become what it does not want to be: powerless, poorer and more isolated.

If Rutte wants to get the skeptical majority, he has to tell an honest story. Yes, this week’s measures are in the Dutch interest: the collapse of southern European economies would hit export country the Netherlands disproportionately hard. And no, these far-reaching measures will probably not be a one-off.

If Rutte does not do this, the unwanted and very unfavorable result for the Netherlands could be that the country drifts further from where it belongs: in the heart of the European Union. And then he threatens to become a Cameron.


Humility / Commentary by Andreas Härtel on corona research

Mainz (ots) – Since the beginning of the corona crisis, science has warned above all of one fact: the virus is unknown, we do not know what it can do and what it does. In the meantime, mankind has learned something new. But some of what is gradually becoming known is not suitable for calming down. On the one hand there are the reports of long-term consequences in sick people who do not get on even after weeks. And so some of them originally had no or only mild symptoms. On the other hand, the question of whether infected people are immune to the virus after surviving illness is still not answered. There are now some studies, such as those from Munich, that suggest that there may be no, or at least no, long-lasting immunity. That would be a major blow to anyone hoping for a quick success in finding a vaccine that will provide long-term protection against the coronavirus. Research will probably have to take a long time before there is certainty. Until then, however, science teaches one thing above all: humility. The corona virus is apparently not only an unknown, but also highly unpredictable and dangerous enemy. That is why celebrations of large crowds without masks and safety distances, as can be seen in cities and Mallorca, remain a game with their own health and the health of others. From a statistical point of view, the risk of infection may currently be low. As long as the question of what it means to be infected or have been infected cannot be answered, it remains a game with a high, completely uncertain risk.

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How to reconcile Covid-19 and heat wave

The summer heat arrives, even when the sanitary measures intended to fight against the epidemic of Covid-19 remain in force. However, the fight against the virus is not always compatible with the fight against excessive heat, which also presents a risk to the health of workers.

→ EXPLANATION. After the virus, the Ehpad are preparing for heat peaks

First, health rules require limiting the use of air conditioning in offices occupied by several people. This produces drafts and thus contributes to the spread of the virus in the premises. When used, the blowing flow must remain below 0.4 m / s, prescribes the National Research and Safety Institute for the Prevention of Accidents at Work and Occupational Diseases (INRS), which considerably limits the feeling of freshness. As for large fans located on the ceiling, they should be avoided.

If the distance of at least one meter between workers cannot be respected, employees must wear a mask. However, in case of high heat, perspiration can obscure the pores of the mask, which becomes less permeable, which creates discomfort. In addition, it must be renewed more frequently to remain effective.

Arrange workstations

These constraints therefore push companies to consider solutions against heat that are compatible with sanitary measures. For Jennifer Shettle, head of the legal information department at INRS, “We must give priority to organizational measures” : limit the time of exposure to the sun, plan a rotation for the positions exposing the most to the heat, arrange the working hours to favor the coolest hours, increase the breaks and try to limit the physical work… as many measures who respect the health rules linked to the epidemic.

In the premises, mechanical ventilation without recirculation of air, or ventilation through windows during the coolest hours, both cool the premises and dilute any possible presence of the virus. In hot weather, the employer is obliged to provide its employees with free drinking water. With the pandemic, the individual bottle or gourd is on the agenda.

Even without a pandemic, the employer is responsible for ensuring the safety and health of his employees. “It is up to the employer to assess the risks, if possible in consultation with the occupational health service. The idea is to adapt the working methods so that they best meet the needs of the company and its employees ”, explique Jennifer Shettle.

The construction industry provides for example three liters of water per person per day, as well as arrangements to temporarily escape the heat. If nothing is done by the employer or if the employee considers himself exposed to a serious and imminent danger, he can invoke his right of withdrawal.