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Minister raps students for blocking roads

first_imgTaking strong exception to road blockades staged by college students over attendance mandate, West Bengal Education Minister Partha Chatterjee has asserted the government will be forced to take action if the agitators cause inconvenience to public for “personal benefit”. A large number of students from two institutes — Shibnath Shastri College and Heramba Chandra College — had take to the streets on Thursday and Friday to protest against the Calcutta University mandate of 60% minimum attendance for appearing in the examinations. The students from Heramba Chandra College blocked thoroughfares in Golpark area for two consecutive days, demanding immediate relaxation of the norms. The protest was also backed by students of Gurudas College and Jaipuria College, who demonstrated outside their campuses. The Education Minister said the government will not succumb to the pressure tactics of the students.“Many people were inconvenienced as they (students) blocked the roads to get their demands fulfilled. This is unacceptable,” Mr. Chatterjee had said. Earlier this year, the CU authorities had asked all affiliated colleges to ensure strict compliance of the directive. A list of non-eligible students was recently published at Heramba Chandra College, triggering the agitation.Mr. Chatterjee pointed out that the State Education department has fixed 60% attendance as the criterion, even as the UGC suggested 75% attendance for higher educational institutions. Trinamool Congress Chhatra Parishad, the students’ wing of the ruling party, appealed to the Minister to find a “way out of the deadlock” to restore normality in the institutes.last_img read more

Test captaincy doesn’t come naturally to anyone: Stephen Fleming

first_imgFleming backs Team India to bounce back against England in the ODI seriesMS Dhoni may just be two tests losses away from touching Stephen Fleming’s ignominious record of most away test defeats as captain but he finds support from his CSK coach who advocates Indian cricket stakeholders to take a balanced view of things over their next test captain.In an interview to India Today.in Fleming backs the Dhoni led Indian one day outfit to bounce back against England, although he admits they will be uncomfortable after the test losses. Counting himself out in the race for Indian coach, he also says it would be in the best interest of Indian cricket if Virat Kohli strives to be the best batsman he can be and not necessarily the skipper.Q. Stephen, you have said you spend three months a year in India with the CSK. Would one get to see a lot more of your here? Should an opportunity arise would you want to be Indian cricket coach?A. No. I am happy with the CSK role. It works well with the family situation. I know how much travelling is there with Indian team and that’s not me for the moment.Q. You have spent a lot of time with Dhoni as a CSK skipper. Do you believe he is still the right man for the job. Also do you think test captainship comes naturally to him?A. I don’t know if test captainship comes naturally to anyone. It’s hard work and when your team does not do well you feel the pressure and responsibility. He batted well which is a good sign. If he was playing badly and the team was doing badly he would be under some real pressure. He’s got that decision along with the BCCI as to what future holds for him whether its all forms of the game or just the shorter version with the World Cup coming up. There are lots of questions I am sure which are being asked and he’s in the best place to answer it.advertisementQ. Virat’s worst test tour has coincided with India’s poor loss to England. Else do you think it could have been a case for him taking test leadership over from MS Dhoni?A. Virat will be dissapointed with his show. There are very high expectations of him and he is one of the best players in the world which he still is, a bad series in England or anywhere else does not make you any lesser. He will make some adjustments and will be better off for it. Whether that takes him to captainship, I am not sure. Being the best batsmen he can will be the best thing for Indian cricket right now.Q. How much of a blame should Duncan Fletcher take for India’s losses? The test team has never won away during his reign.A. I am a coach, and am not going to bad another coach. But more seriously it’s a hard job. Responsibility lies with the players which often gets overlooked. The coach and the captain gets targeted. But the players will be dissapointed with the way they played. There was a lot expected of Virat and Pujara. Vijay played quite well but there are some real high profile players who have put some good numbers in the past 12 months and collectively they have had a very bad tournament. How deep you want to run with that whether it’s support staff whether it’s your academies that’s a case for the BCCI.Q. Do you think the test loss will hurt their chances in the one dayers?A. No I don’t think so. They will be looking forward to the one dayers. It’s generally agreed  that they are more suited to the one day game at the moment. They are world champions and they will be on the run. But they will be uncomfortable just like England were in the second half of the test series. They will come bouncing back and I would be surprised if they didn’t.last_img read more

Mavericks deal Harrison Barnes to Kings while beating Hornets

first_imgMOST READ Two people with knowledge of the trade said the Mavericks sent Barnes to the Kings for Zach Randolph and Justin Jackson. The people spoke on condition of anonymity because the trade hadn’t been announced.Barnes played most of the third quarter before reports of the trade surfaced, scoring seven of his 10 points. He wasn’t available in the locker room after the game.Dirk Nowitzki started realizing something was up when Barnes didn’t replace him early in the fourth quarter as usual with the 40-year-old playing a limited role in his record 21st season with the same franchise.Since Nowitzki credited Barnes for being a positive influence in his two-plus seasons with the Mavericks, he wasn’t surprised that Barnes stuck around after word of the trade got out.“He’s a better man than me,” said Nowitzki, who scored eight points. “Everybody else would have bounced out. He’s just a genuinely good dude and he’s obviously got bonds with some of these players here for life. That’s the kind of guy he is.”ADVERTISEMENT PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Kemba Walker had 30 points and a season-high 11 rebounds for the Hornets, who got swept by Dallas after losing to the Mavericks by 38 points at home about a month ago.With NBA Commissioner Adam Silver watching from not far behind the Mavericks bench, Doncic had a spinning layup for a 3-point play with Dallas leading by two and answered a bucket by Batum with a 3 to push the lead to six.The first teenager with multiple triple-doubles, Doncic had 11 assists and 10 rebounds on a rough shooting night (5 of 20, including 2 of 10 from 3-point range).Batum, who finished with 14 points, got the Hornets within three with a 3-pointer before Finney-Smith answered from long range for a 97-91 lead in his second career double-double.TIP-INSHornets: G Tony Parker was out with a back strain in what would have been his first appearance in Dallas since leaving San Antonio after 17 seasons with the rival Spurs. … Jeremy Lamb scored 15 points, and Cody Zeller had 13 rebounds with nine points. … Batum was just 2 of 9 from 3-point range as the Hornets shot 24 percent from beyond the arc.Mavericks: After setting franchise record for 3s in a quarter by going 10 of 17 from long range in the first quarter of the meeting in Charlotte, the Mavericks missed their first 10 before Hardaway and Doncic hit consecutive 3s in the final 1:11 of the first. … All of Doncic’s triple-doubles have come in the past seven games. … Dwight Powell had his second double-double with 11 points and 12 rebounds.COMING AND GOINGAfter trying to figure out how to incorporate three new guards into his rotation, and only using two, Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle has a couple of forwards coming in with Randolph and Jackson.“With this trade now, a lot of things are in play,” Carlisle said. “Everything is going to bump a little here and a little there. I have to let the dust settle and figure out who the hell is going to start.” Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations UP NEXTHornets: Second stop on a four-game trip at Atlanta on Saturday.Mavericks: Second of three straight at home against Milwaukee on Friday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Anthony Davis remains in trade limbo; Harrison Barnes to Sacramento US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte LATEST STORIES Charlotte Hornets’ Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (14), Miles Bridges (0) and Cody Zeller (40) defend as Dallas Mavericks forward Harrison Barnes (40) attempts a shot during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Dallas, Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019. Barnes was traded during the game to the Sacramento Kings for Zach Randolph and Justin Jackson. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)DALLAS — Harrison Barnes stayed on the bench in the fourth quarter after news broke that the Dallas Mavericks forward had been traded to Sacramento.The seventh-year player lingered on the floor a few extra moments after the game to chat up some Charlotte opponents, then walked through a throng of fans who seemed to want to say goodbye after seeing all the social media activity on their phones during the second half.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting The makeover of the Mavericks continued even as parts of the blockbuster trade that brought Kristaps Porzingis from the New York Knicks were making their Dallas debuts. Porzingis isn’t playing this season as he recovers from a knee injury.Rookie sensation Luka Doncic scored 19 points in his third triple-double, Dorian Finney-Smith had 15 points and 10 rebounds and the Mavericks made another move by dealing Barnes while beating the Hornets 99-93 on Wednesday night.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges“That’s really the first time I’ve witnessed it,” Hornets forward Nicolas Batum said of seeing someone traded during a game. “During practice, on the plane, bus, stuff like that, yes, that happened to me. But during the game? I have not witnessed that being live.”Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 12 points in his first game since leaving the Knicks. Trey Burke went scoreless in four minutes while Courtney Lee didn’t play. ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes View comments PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Oil plant explodes in Pampanga townlast_img read more

Carolina Marin says she still has many dreams to achieve

first_imgSpain’s Carolina Marin, Rio Olympic gold medallist and two-time world badminton champion, has said that she wants to reach more milestones as a player.”I want to be the best women’s badminton player in history,” Marin said in an interview with Efe on Monday.The 23-year-old Marin will have to win two more world titles and another Olympic gold to rewrite the record books.Marin has been on a roll recently, making three straight finals in Superseries tournaments in Asia and winning her third European title.”Mentally, I needed to find myself again. I went through a bad streak after the Olympic Games. I had an injury and it took a lot to get over it,” Marin said.The Spanish badminton superstar said she felt she was now the player to beat at tournaments following her rise to the top of the sport. “The hard thing now is staying there,” Marin said, adding that she still had “many dreams to achieve”.Marin is now aiming for titles in Indonesia and Australia as a springboard to another World championship in late August in Scotland.The Spanish world No.2 said her goal had always been to break Asia’s dominance over the sport.”We’ve shown that we’re different by taking a different path. If we had followed the path blazed by the Asians, we would always have been behind because they’re the best,” Marin said.When asked what gives her an edge over her opponents, Marin said it was “the head”. “With regard to my rivals, it’s a strong point,” Marin said.advertisementlast_img read more

Nacho Monreal leaves Arsenal for Real Sociedad

first_img Next Nacho Monreal leaves Arsenal for Real SociedadNacho Monreal joined Arsenal from Malaga in 2013 and made 251 appearances for the Gunners in his six-and-a-half-years with the Premier League club.advertisement Reuters LondonAugust 31, 2019UPDATED: August 31, 2019 15:18 IST Nacho Monreal has left Arsenal to join La Liga side Real Sociedad. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSMonreal will be leaving Arsenal to join Real Sociedad on 2-yea dealMonreal had spent 6 years at Arsenal and made 251 appearances for the clubArsenal confirmed Monreal’s move on Twitter on SaturdaySpanish left back Nacho Monreal has left Arsenal after six years at the London club to join La Liga side Real Sociedad on a two-year deal for an undisclosed fee, both sides said on Saturday.Monreal, 33, joined Arsenal from Malaga in January 2013 and went on to make 251 appearances for the club, scoring 10 goals.”During his time with us, Nacho played in his natural left-back position and also in central defence. He won three FA Cups, three Community Shields and played a big part in our run to the Europa League final last season,” said a statement from Arsenal.For six-and-a-half years of service, for 250 appearances, for 10 goals, for 20 assists, for three FA Cups, for those equalisers at Old Trafford and Wembley, for your unwavering consistency, and for being our very own #LaCabra, we just want to sayTHANK YOU, @_nachomonreal! pic.twitter.com/QCZaMip2AZArsenal (@Arsenal) August 31, 2019″We would like to thank Nacho for his contribution to the club and everyone at Arsenal wishes him the best for his future.”Monreal, who began his career with Osasuna, will be presented as a Real Sociedad player on Monday.His new side have taken four points in three games this season and were beaten 2-0 by local rivals Athletic Bilbao on Friday.Also Read | Barcelona’s Neymar offer has not met our demands: PSG sporting director LeonardoAlso Read | Former Barcelona coach Luis Enrique’s daughter dies aged 9 Also SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat Tags :Follow Nacho MonrealFollow ArsenalFollow LA LigaFollow Real Sociedadlast_img read more

If you plan to bat 5 sessions, the double hundred will come: Virat Kohli unveils mindset behind epic 254*

first_img Next If you plan to bat 5 sessions, the double hundred will come: Virat Kohli unveils mindset behind epic 254*Virat Kohli was adjudged the Player of the Match for his 254* that helped India secure the Freedom Trophy on Sunday vs South Africa in Pune.advertisement India Today Web Desk PuneOctober 13, 2019UPDATED: October 13, 2019 16:30 IST India players walk off happily off the field after winning the Pune Test (AP)HIGHLIGHTSVirat Kohli’s century-plus stands with Ajinkya Rahane and Ravindra Jadeja helped India post 601/5 in PuneKohli said that he had planned to bat 5 sessions and ended up scoring a 200 by virtue of itKohli also said that he enjoys batting with Ajinkya RahaneIndia captain Virat Kohli had a big smile on his face when he faced up to the post-match presentation ceremony host and former India batsman Sanjay Manjrekar after being adjudged the Man of the Match for his marathon 254* which set up India’s biggest Test win vs South Africa on Sunday. After all, the team effort which saw Mayank Agarwal score a century, Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane scoring fifties of their own and comeback man Umesh Yadav and R Ashwin picking 6 wickets each, any captain would have been proud of that effort.But what really put India in a dominant position was Kohli’s 7th career double hundred which helped India to bowl out South Africa twice under 2 days. When Kohli was asked by Majrekar about the secret behind becoming the Indian with most Test 200s, Kohli replied that it wasn’t surely about going out ‘planning a double hundred’.”As I said a couple of days back, it’s getting the responsibility of being captain. If you go out planning a double hundred you won’t get it, but if you go out planning to bat for five sessions, the double hundred will come. Earlier, I would think more from a personal point of view, but thinking of the team, all that pressure doesn’t come. (on early career) sometimes you play to prove people wrong but I’m at the stage of my career where I’m just happy to be where I am. Putting the team in a commanding position is the only goal,” said Kohli.advertisementWhat a Test match for this man and his team #INDvSA pic.twitter.com/4ul30wmFz7ICC (@ICC) October 13, 2019Kohli forged a 178-run stand with his deputy Ajinkya Rahane for the 4th wicket taking India from 198/3 to a commanding 376/4 when the latter was dismissed. Kohli though was unperturbed by the fall of Rahane’s wicket and put up a 225-run partnership with Ravindra Jadeja taking India’s total to 601/5.”I enjoy batting with Jinks (Rahane), he has a great mindset. We communicate and run well between the wickets. We are probably the most successful Indian pair and the only reason is both of us play for the team. We take a lot of pride in that. Having him at the other end, keeps you focussed,” said Kohli on batting with Rahane.With the Pune victory, India have now consolidated their top position in the ICC Test Team Rankings and also on the World Test Championship (WTC) Table with 200 points.”The good thing is when we started, we were at number 7. The only way was up. We laid down a few things and are all lucky to have this group of players. In the last 3-4 years, it’s amazing to see that hunger for all the guys to keep improving. Saha was back to his best, coming into Vizag you could see he was nervous. Ashwin has stepped up beautifully and it’s guys willing to work hard on those one or two percent things for the team. It’s been nice and looking at the larger picture – the Test Championship, every game has even more value. We are not going to take the foot off the gas in the third Test. We are looking for a result and hopefully make it 3-0. No-one’s going to relax at any stage, that is a guarantee,” concluded Kohli.Also Read | Pune Test: Virat Kohli, Mayank Agarwal and bowlers star in India’s biggest win over South AfricaAlso Read | Virat Kohli betters MS Dhoni record with 30 wins in 50 Tests as captainFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow Virat KohliFollow Ajinkya RahaneFollow India vs South Africalast_img read more

Newbuild Bulker Trio Joins Star Bulk’s Fleet

first_imgzoom Dry bulk shipping company Star Bulk Carriers Corp. has taken delivery of two 209,000 dwt Newcastlemax bulk carriers built by Nantong COSCO KHI‐Ship Engineering Co. (NACKS). The two vessels, M/V Goliath (ex HN NE 167) and M/V Maharaj (ex HN NE 184),  joined Star Bulk’s fleet on July 15, 2015.In addition, on July 22, 2015 Star Bulk took delivery of M/V Star Aquarius, a 61,000 dwt Ultramax bulk carrier built by Japan Marine United (JMU).Following these deliveries, Star Bulk owns seventy‐two dry bulk vessels on the water, consisting of three Newcastlemaxes, eighteen Capesizes, four Post‐Panamaxes, twenty Kamsarmaxes, seven Panamaxes, nine Ultramaxes, ten Supramax vessels and one Handymax vessel, with a total carrying capacity of 7.5 million dwt.In addition, Star Bulk has twenty‐two vessels currently under construction in Japan and China with expected deliveries in 2015 and 2016.last_img

Take Precautions With Distempered Raccoons

first_img “No dog should run free in any area where wildlife may be found,” said Ms. Towers. “Regulations and bylaws are in place to protect pets and to prevent even normally docile dogs from chasing wildlife or inadvertently disturbing nests, dens or other wildlife habitat.” Owners who allow pets to travel out of sight and who do not have control of their pets are subject to fines under the Wildlife Act. Municipal bylaws often call for similar care. People are encouraged to call the local Department of Natural Resources office with sightings of raccoons or other wildlife exhibiting unusual behaviour. With an increase in the raccoon population, officials are reminding Nova Scotians to take precautions with domestic pets. Department of Natural Resources offices have received a record number of calls, particularly in Halifax Regional Municipality, about raccoons and distemper disease. Although the disease is not harmful to humans, unvaccinated pets can contract the disease. “When the raccoon population increases, distemper becomes more prominent,” said Julie Towers, Natural Resources director of wildlife. “To protect domestic pets against many diseases and prevent illness or fatalities, it is extremely important to ensure they are properly vaccinated.” Distemper is a viral disease that affects the respiratory and central nervous system. Raccoons, or other animals who have contracted the disease, generally are not aggressive. In most cases, the disease will cause the animal to become lethargic and it may suffer seizures. To discourage nuisance raccoons, people should: refrain from intentionally or unintentionally feeding raccoons; ensure garbage and compost bins are properly secured; do not feed pets outdoors; and keep pets indoors or on a leash.last_img read more

Joey Lawrence To Host Hero Dog Awards

first_imgThe 3rd Annual American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards will be hosted by Melissa and Joey star, Joey Lawrence, this Saturday, October 5th at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA.The beloved television and movie actor has been suitably chosen to host the unusual and heart-warming national television special, joining a veritable galaxy of stars including Jennifer Coolidge, Bailee Madison and Naomi Judd, to celebrate some very special canines vying to become America’s top dog.Special celebrity guest, Betty White, will attend the event, along with the night’s special honoree, Miranda Lambert. The featured musical performer will be Frankie Moreno.Americans across the country have cast more than one million ballots for their favorite heroic hounds at www.herodogawards.org and their votes will be combined with those of a celebrity panel to determine the top 2013 American Hero Dog. The celebrity panel will include Whoopi Goldberg, Kristin Chenoweth, Michelle Forbes, J.R. Martinez, Megyn Price, Prince Lorenzo Borghese,Tinsley Mortimer, Blake Koch and Kristin Bauer Van Straten, among others.The culmination of this national campaign will be an outpouring of love and respect for the eight amazing finalists whose powerful stories of love, loyalty and sacrifice are the focal points of this unique and heart-warming effort.America will honor the nation’s leading Hero Dogs in the following eight categories: Law Enforcement/Arson Dogs, Service Dogs, Guide Dogs, Therapy Dogs, Military Dogs, Search and Rescue Dogs, Hearing Dogs, and Emerging Hero Dogs (ordinary dogs who do extraordinary things).Also expected to come out and honor the canine heroes are Lori Loughlin, Lisa Vanderpump, Danielle Fishel, Brian Baumgartner, Ryan O’Neal, Eric Christian Olsen, Victoria Stilwell, Redmond O’Neal, Daphne Zuniga, Pauley Perrette, Emanuelle Vaugier, Esai Morales, Austin Stowell and Matt Leinart.The third annual American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards™, presented by the Lois Pope LIFE Foundation and produced by Emmy® award-winning MRB Productions, will air as a 90-minute special on Hallmark Channel on October 30th as part of Hallmark Channel’s Pet Project, the network’s cross-platform advocacy campaign designed to celebrate the joy and enrichment animals bring to our lives, while addressing the country’s epidemic of pet homelessness.For more information or to purchase tickets to the gala, please visit: www.herodogawards.org.last_img read more

Formal endorsement of IECEx for the safety of equipment in explosive areas

first_imgIECEx Certified Equipment SchemeIECEx Certified Services SchemeIECEx Certificate of Personnel Competencies Scheme You can find more information about IECEx on: www.iecex.com The United Nations through its UNECE (United Nations Economic Commission for Europe) has formally endorsed the use of an internationally recognised certification system, IECEx, that promotes safety of equipment in explosive areas. IECEx is the international system that verifies compliance with International Safety Standards in Ex areas. It covers equipment, systems, services and competence of personnel in the industries where the risk of fire and or explosions exist (Ex industries). In its session on November 26, the UNECE formally approved the new UN publication Common Regulatory Objective’s associated with the Explosive Environments Equipment Initiative. This publication endorses the use of an internationally recognised certification system to promote safety of equipment, services and personnel associated with explosive areas. IECEx’s IEC System for Certification to Standards Relating to Equipment for Use in Explosive Atmospheres is the internationally accepted certification system in that area.The use of an internationally recognised certification system such as IECEx is essential to reduce unnecessary costs associated with duplication of testing and assessment. It also forms a clear basis for sound risk management. The IECEx System comprises the following three core Certification Schemes IECEx Certified Equipment SchemeProvides the assurance that products listed on an IECEx Certificate of Conformity (CoC) conform to the International Standards, eg IEC also listed on the same IECEx Certificate.IECEx Certified Service Facilities SchemeAssesses and certifies that organizations and workshops that provide repair and overhaul services to the Ex industry do so respecting the requirements of IEC International Standard, IEC 60079-19, Explosive atmospheres – Part 19: Equipment repair, overhaul and reclamation.IECEx Certification of Personnel Competencies SchemeProvides companies with independent proof that a person holding an IECEx Certificate of Personnel Competency (CoPC) has the qualifications, experience and competency necessary to implement the international Ex standards. These schemes provide independent assurance that equipment and services comply with international safety standards and that persons holding an IECEx Certificate of Personnel Competency are competent to work in areas where a concentration of dust, vapour, or flammable liquids has the potential to cause explosions.The certification of equipment is accompanied by the certification of persons working in hazardous environments, as covered by the new IECEx Certificate of Personnel Competency Scheme.Modern-day industrial automation has increased the need for equipment, especially electrical, in hazardous areas. Explosion protection is an essential part of the overall risk management to be conducted for industrial plant and equipment. Given the high risk nature of explosion protection, Ex areas are subject to heavy regulations in many countries.Through the UNECE’s Working Party on Regulatory Cooperation and Standardisation Policies, a sectoral initiative on Equipment for Environments with an Explosive Atmosphere was established.The objective of the UNECE initiative is to promote the convergence of national technical regulations currently in place toward a shared framework. This will eliminate existing barriers to trade in this equipment and drastically reduce its costs. At the same time, this will increase the safety of installation and personnel working in this sector. In turn, communities living in the proximity of hazardous locations will also be better protected.To achieve this, the UNECE has developed a series of Common Regulatory Objectives. They can be used as a model to align existing national regulations on explosive environments with an internationally harmonised best practice. In countries where such legislation doesn’t exist, they can help draw up specific regulations.The Common Regulatory Objectives are drawn up with reference to ISO and IEC International Standards. Best practice in the assessment of conformity to such standards is entrusted to IECEx.IECEx, is dedicated to covering the highly specialised field of explosion protection associated with the use of equipment in areas where flammable gases, liquids, and combustible dusts may be present. This system provides the assurance that equipment is manufactured to meet dedicated Ex safety standards, and that services such as installation, repair, and overhaul also comply with international IEC safety standards.IECEx has recently launched its new Certified Persons Scheme to ensure persons working in these areas are competent to apply the International safety Standards.IECEx groups together a large number of Certification Bodies and testing laboratories around the world that assess and certify Ex Equipment, Services and Personnel.IECEx Certificates of Conformity are both standardized and publicly available on the IECEx online certificate system, and immediately verifiable, regardless of which Certification Body issued it.The IECEx System includes:last_img read more

Bentley 3D plant modelling helps Tetra Tech boost productivity at Newmont Tanami

first_imgThe A$65 million Tanami Expansion Project upgraded throughput for the Tanami gold mine, which is owned and operated by Newmont Tanami in the Northern Territory of Australia. The owner’s goal was to increase gold production while improving operational efficiency of the 20-year-old processing plant.As lead designer, Tetra Tech Proteus (Tetra Tech) designed a safe and efficient installation for additional equipment within the constrained footprint of the existing site. Bentley’s OpenPlant applications provided 3D modeling and isometric generation capabilities that saved the owner about $250,000. The new facilities boosted processing plant productivity from 2.3 to 2.6 Mt/y and provided a safer way to produce backfill material that the site required.Newmont Tanami took over the Tanami gold mine in 2002 under the aegis of its parent company, Colorado-based global gold producer Newmont Mining Corporation. Located some 540 kilometers northwest of Alice Springs, the fly-in, fly-out operation is in the remote Tanami Desert on Aboriginal freehold land owned by the Warlpiri people. It is an underground mine that produces 459,000 attributable ounces of gold annually. The owner wanted to increase throughput by about 10 percent and gold recovery by about 3%, as part of a plan to extend the life of the mine.Increasing throughput meant upgrading and expanding equipment situated in tight quarters. Newmont Tanami chose Tetra Tech Proteus, a Tetra Tech subsidiary and leading engineering services provider for the mining sector in Australia, to find a solution that was both space- and cost-efficient. Construction had to be completed with minimal plant downtime and on a tight delivery schedule. The scope of work also included infrastructure improvements such as expanding the accommodations village and improving the communications network.To retain a modest footprint in the sensitive desert environment, the owner wanted to avoid building the expansion alongside the existing plant. Instead, the company decided to demolish part of the old plant and make room for the new equipment in situ. This included a new ball mill, two gravity concentration circuits, a pre-leach thickener, an electrowinning cell, and a deslime and tailings filtration system. The owner provided 3D models of the existing plant that had been generated from multiple software platforms and were not up to date. The challenge was to convert this legacy information into a detailed plant model that could be modified to design the expansion.One of the project team’s first tasks was to commission a laser scan of the existing plant. Tetra Tech saved weeks of redrafting time by using Bentley software to convert the outdated plant models and new point-cloud data into a current 3D model. The voluminous survey data provided an unprecedented level of detail. The project team deployed OpenPlant among other Bentley applications to develop comprehensive 3D models, which were used to design all aspects of the expansion and make iterative modifications. Tetra Tech’s value engineering approach focused on identifying every opportunity for savings.OpenPlant automated multiple tasks, including frequent generation of bulk-count material take-offs (MTOs) for the piping, concrete, and structural steel. MTOs generated from the model added significant value to the project because they were highly accurate, compared to traditional production methods. OpenPlant PID quickly generated the P&IDs required for detailed engineering, while OpenPlant Isometrics Manager generated piping isometric drawings directly from the piping 3D model.AECOsim Building Designer modelled the structural and concrete components of the plant expansion, and automatically generated annotated plans and elevations for the required deliverables. The project team published i-models directly from AECOsim Building Designer and OpenPlant Modeler, allowing the designers to share models across disciplines. With ProjectWise serving as the connected data environment, multi-discipline models could be compiled as the design evolved. Tetra Tech used Navigator for design reviews, allowing the team to look at potential operational and maintenance issues as well as detect and resolve clashes.As the design evolved, the project team used OpenPlant PID to batch upload revised data to the P&IDs, then synchronize the drawings with the database. This significantly reduced drafting time, as alterations to the piping components and plant equipment did not require re-tagging. If an overcrowded drawing needed to be split, the associated intelligence accompanied components to the new drawings, saving time that would have been spent redrafting. The project team also reduced labor by using OpenPlant Isometrics’ auto generation capabilities, with its ability to calculate and utilise white space on isometrics.The interoperability of OpenPlant and AECOsim Building Designer allowed Tetra Tech to automatically label 2D deliverables using the intelligence from the 3D model. Any time a drawing was revised, the data updated automatically, avoiding manual rework. This reduced preparation time required for site plans and elevations by 35 resource hours per drawing, and eliminated rework. Tetra Tech capitalized on this economy by investing the saved hours in the 3D modeling effort. Delivering the 2D drawings and 3D models to shop detailers, off-site fabricators, and on-site contractors provided accurate information as well as the ability to interrogate the models for clarity.Newmont Tanami ultimately saved $250,000 on project costs thanks to Bentley’s intelligent isometric drawing software, which reduced isometric generation time from three hours to one hour per isometric drawing. Bentley’s interoperable software enabled Tetra Tech to create accurate, intelligent models with the precision required to squeeze the additional equipment into the original plant space. Modeling the exact parameters of the existing area helped the project team reduce the extent and cost of demolition. Utilising an accurate 3D model of the expanded plant facilities also enhanced project safety components, providing a basis for hazard and operability review, and determining optimal tie-in points. The comprehensive model enabled information mobility among the multi-discipline design team, which in turn led to clearer discussions about methods for egress, maintenance, and crane access and lifting. The Newmont Tanami expansion effectively revived the dated production facilities and enabled the gold mine to achieve throughput goals within a smaller footprint than would have otherwise been feasible.last_img read more

Découvrez Bullett 580 le plus grand dirigeable du monde en images

first_imgDécouvrez Bullett 580, le plus grand dirigeable du monde en imagesÉtats-Unis – Cette semaine, le plus grand dirigeable du monde a pris son envol du Garrett Coliseum, situé dans la capitale de l’État d’Alabama, Montgomery. Cet engin pourrait relancer la mode des dirigeables. Il mesure quelque 70 mètres de longueur pour un peu moins de 20 mètres de diamètre. Il a été gonflé à l’intérieur du Garrett Coliseum, l’un des seuls bâtiments où il était possible de contenir l’énorme dirigeable. Son gonflage a nécessité six heures.Le coût de sa fabrication est estimé à 5,5 millions de livres (6,4 millions d’euros). Le vaisseau pourrait être utilisé pour le tourisme, sa vitesse de croisière de 55 km/h permettrait en effet aux voyageurs de profiter de la vue, à travers les vitres qui équipent le Bullett 580.La montée du dirigeable est assurée grâce à un système de sept ballons gonflés à l’hélium. Dans les années 1920 et 1930, on utilisait de l’hydrogène car son coût était beaucoup moins élevé. Bullett 580 est enveloppé d’une couche de kevlar, le matériau utilisé dans la fabrication des gilets pare-balles. D’une épaisseur de seulement 0,15 centimètre, elle est aussi solide que de l’acier. Pour voir les images : https://www.maxisciences.com/bullett-580/bullett-580-le-plus-grand-dirigeable-du-monde_art7448.htmlLe 23 mai 2010 à 12:54 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

AFC working to grow football in China

first_imgThe Asian Football Confederations wants to give the country a big push in order to develop the game in all its citiesChinese president Xi Jinping has put football growth as the main objective in sports in the country.And the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) is happy to help.AFC president Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa got together with Gou Zhongwen, Minister of General Administration of Sport of the People’s Republic of China and President of the National Olympic Committee to discuss the future of the sport.“The meeting with H.E. Gou Zhongwen was important to hear his thoughts on the direction for football in China PR,” Shaikh Salman told the AFC’s official website.“The country has stated its ambition to host and win the FIFA World Cup and the AFC is ready to support those aims.”Marcello Lippi, China, Tottenham HotspurLippi turned down the Spurs because of his English Manuel R. Medina – September 7, 2019 The China national team manager, Marcello Lippi, had a chance to join Tottenham Hotspur in the past but he feared his English was not good enough.“We have established a Task Force to work closely with the CFA, particularly in the areas of regional development and technical improvement and I look forward to seeing this assistance bring about some excellent results.”“China PR have also qualified for the AFC Asian Cup to be held in the United Arab Emirates in January next year and I am sure that the hundreds of millions of football fans in the country will be tuning in to follow their fortunes,” he added.“We are also grateful to China PR for hosting many AFC competitions in recent years including the AFC U-23 Championships earlier this year and the AFC Women’s U-19 Championships last year.”“We hope that China PR continues to put its impressive stadia forward as hosts of other major AFC competitions in the years to come,” he continued.“We thank you for all the support the CFA continues to receive and look forward to achieving our common goals together.”last_img read more

SaharaMirach Deal Falls Through Dampens Efforts to Secure Subrata Roys Release

first_imgIn a development that signals the end of the Sahara India-Mirach Capital saga, the US-based Mirach Capital Group has returned the $2.65 million it received from Sahara, to the SEBI-Sahara Fund.As per the agreement signed between the two sides, Sahara underwrote Mirach’s expenditure related to legal fees, accounting and transaction related charges. ReutersIn a bid to clarify its stand, Mirach said it sent multiple requests asking for wiring instructions for the SEBI-Sahara Fund account, which went unanswered, prompting Saransh Sharma-led Mirach Capital Group to remit the funds via mail, the company said in a statement issued on Wednesday.”Though incurring expenses to date of $1,075,000 in related closing costs, Mirach has remitted the full amount back to Sahara, in an effort to show the Honorable Supreme Court of India the group stands willing to incur costs while waiting for a fair ruling on February 20th,” the statement added.In a separate letter, Sharma informed the SEBI, the amicus curiae and Sahara representatives about the remittance, reports PTI.Sharma added that a bank would contact all applicable parties within the week to confirm the blocked and earmarked funds being available towards completing the initially embarked loan transaction, which would however, be only applicable in the case of Sahara selling its hotel properties.”Mirach stands ready, willing and able to close this transaction in an expedited manner should the Apex court and SEBI wish to see a swift resolution in favor of the creditors who have waited several years for some form of solace,” read the letter.Full Purchase of HotelsThe letter said that Mirach is ready, willing and able to close the agreed deal, if the Supreme Court and SEBI decide to go for a swift resolution of the case, which has seen Sahara’s Chairman Subrata Roy and two of his senior colleagues, stay behind bars for almost a year now.The letter stressed that the group and its investor syndicate was willing to close the deal concerning Sahara’s assets, while seeking the Supreme Court’s intervention in the matter. ReutersThe Supreme Court has stipulated 20 February as the deadline for the closure of the Sahara-Mirach deal. However, the transaction fell apart after Bank of America put out a disclaimer stating that it was not part of the transaction as claimed by Mirach.Sahara alleged that its internal verification has found the bank document to be ‘forged’.Mirach denied the allegations, and both sides threatened legal action. Mirach said in its statement that it has “made an offer on all of the assets previously involved in the loan package, which could provide Roy and his creditors relief in the form of $2.05 billion.”last_img read more

Serena Williams Says Every Human Should Be Grateful for Kaepernick Kneeling

first_imgBy Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor Colin Kaepernick has been dominating news headlines again after recently winning a preliminary hearing in his collusion suit filed against the NFL.According to reports, arbitrator Stephen Burbank decided against the league’s request for dismissal, ruling that Kaepernick’s legal team had discovered enough evidence to proceed with a full hearing. Kaepernick’s former teammate, Eric Reid, who first joined Kaepernick two years ago in kneeling during the National Anthem in protest of racism and police brutality in the U.S., will also be allowed to continue his collusion suit against the NFL.Former San Francisco 49ers NFL football quarterback Colin Kaepernick, second from top left, watches a third-round match between Serena Williams and Venus Williams at the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Friday, Aug. 31, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)Both Kaepernick and Reid, along with his two daughters, made an appearance at the U.S. Open Friday to watch Venus and Serena Williams play. After the match, Serena told reporters that we all should be grateful for the sacrifice Kaepernick made in kneeling in protest.“I think every athlete, every human and definitely every African-American should be completely grateful and honored how Colin and Eric are doing so much more for the greater good, so to say,” Serena said, per the Associated Press.“They really use their platform in ways that is really unfathomable. I feel like they obviously have great respect from a lot of their peers, especially other athletes, people that really are looking for social change.”Kaepernick hasn’t been signed by a team since the 2016 season, the year he first began kneeling.“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses Black people and people of color,” Kaepernick told reporters back in ‘16.The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback initially remained seated during the anthem, but began kneeling out of respect for the military.But not everyone believes he should’ve even kneeled. Famous Muslim rapper Kevin Gates shared a video on his Instagram page Saturday, saying that he viewed Kaepernick’s kneeling as a form of bowing to man.“A lot of people are going to look at this f**ked up,” said Gates, according to Complex. “I love Colin Kaepernick. That’s my brother. I love his beautiful queen, Nessa. I love these people with all my heart. He should have never took a knee…. We bow for no man under the stars but Allah. He should have stood palms up.”last_img read more

Cardiac Biomarkers Testing Market is projected to Grasp 18232 Million by

first_imgThe global cardiac biomarkers testing market size generated $7,638 million in 2018, and is projected to reach $18,232 million by 2026, growing at a CAGR of 11.4% from 2019 to 2026. The cardiac troponins segment, both T and I, forefronts among all other cardiac biomarker types, holding the largest share due to its strong performance, as cardiac troponins are the most sensitive and specific biomarkers for subsequent events of myocardium injury.North America is anticipated to continue to lead the market in the near future, owing to high awareness regarding the importance of early diagnosis of any cardiac event and favorable healthcare reimbursement policies. In addition, Asia-Pacific is expected to emerge as one of the most lucrative regions, and would closely follow Europe in terms of revenue generation. The prime factors fueling the growth of the Asia-Pacific cardiac bio markers market include presence of a large number of undiagnosed cardiac patients, rapid urbanization, rise in disposable income, and increase in awareness about cardiac disease management programs.Download Report Sample @ https://www.alliedmarketresearch.com/request-sample/5284The global cardiac biomarkers testing market has witnessed significant growth in the past few years, and is anticipated to continue to grow at a consistent pace, due to high prevalence of cardiac diseases that widely remain undiagnosed. Large number of cardiac biomarkers in pipeline, augmented patient awareness toward the importance of early detection of cardiovascular diseases, and opportunities in untapped countries such as India, China, and other Asia-Pacific countries are the key factors that contribute toward the growth of the market. In addition, introduction of novel cardiac biomarkers for point of care (POC) testing and facilitating quick results for chronic patients serve as opportunistic approaches to drive the market growth. However, premium pricing of approved and novel single used cardiac biomarkers and uncertain government regulation regarding the approval for biomarker tests and assays are expected to hinder the market growth during the analysis period.Presence of large undiagnosed patient population, rise in incidence of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs), rapid urbanization, increase in disposable income, improved government funding toward healthcare, and surge in awareness about cardiac events, i.e., quick checkups after the onset of chest pain are the prime reasons responsible for the market growth in North America. Furthermore, the market growth is driven by novel progress in the treatments with improved overall survival benefits using multi-assay biomarkers. The survival benefit would be influential in governing the peak sales and market penetration of novel approved cardiac biomarker-based devices.The applications covered in the study include myocardial infarction, congestive heart failure, acute coronary syndrome, atherosclerosis, and others. The congestive heart failure segment is expected to register the highest growth rate, owing to increased demand for biomarker tests for early detection of heart failure.Have any Query? Ask our Research Experts @ https://www.alliedmarketresearch.com/purchase-enquiry/5284Based on cardiac biomarker type, the market is segmented into creatine kinase (CK-MB), troponins T and I, myoglobin, BNPs, IMA, and others. The IMA segment is expected to grow at high CAGR, as these biomarkers improve the sensitivity and negative predictive value for the diagnosis of myocardial ischemia when used in combination with standard cardiac biomarkers.North America led the global market in 2018, due to high demand for cardiac testing, increase in prevalence rate of CVD, and rise in awareness toward cardiac diagnostics solutions. Moreover, intensive efforts taken by government and research institutes to deal with critical cardiac diseases and increase in R&D activities related to cardiac biomarkers are expected to boost the market growth in North America.Leading industry players:Roche Diagnostics, Abbott Laboratories, Siemens Healthcare, Becton, Dickinson and Company, Bio-Rad Laboratories, BioMerieux, PerkinElmer Inc., Tosoh Corporation, Danaher Corporation, and Thermo Fisher Scientific.About Us:Allied Market Research (AMR) is a full-service market research and business consulting wing of Allied Analytics LLP based in Portland, Oregon. Allied Market Research provides global enterprises as well as medium and small businesses with unmatched quality of “Market Research Reports” and “Business Intelligence Solutions.” AMR has a targeted view to provide business insights and consulting to assist its clients to make strategic business decisions and achieve sustainable growth in their respective market domain.We are in professional corporate relations with various companies and this helps us in digging out market data that helps us generate accurate research data tables and confirms utmost accuracy in our market forecasting. Each and every data presented in the reports published by us is extracted through primary interviews with top officials from leading companies of domain concerned. Our secondary data procurement methodology includes deep online and offline research and discussion with knowledgeable professionals and analysts in the industry.Contact:David Correa5933 NE Win Sivers Drive#205, Portland, OR 97220United StatesUSA/Canada (Toll Free):+1-800-792-5285, +1-503-894-6022, +1-503-446-1141UK: +44-845-528-1300Hong Kong: +852-301-84916India (Pune): +91-20-66346060Fax: +1(855)550-5975help@alliedmarketresearch.comWeb: https://www.alliedmarketresearch.comlast_img read more

Forget Prime Day Surface Pro 6 with Type Cover Just 799

first_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeKelley Blue Book5 Mid-engine Corvettes That Weren’tKelley Blue BookUndoForbes.comCrazy Rich Asians for RealForbes.comUndoVerizon WirelessThis new phone will blow your mind.Verizon WirelessUndoTODAYPolice Identify Girl Licking Ice Cream Tub In Viral VideoTODAYUndoMy Food and FamilyHealthy, Homemade Drunken Thai Noodles In Just 20 MinutesMy Food and FamilyUndo247 SportsRanking The Highest-Paid NBA Players In 2019247 SportsUndoAdvertisement Author Bio With Amazon Prime Day just around the corner, it can be tempting to hold off on buying a new laptop. However, this killer sale on Microsoft Surface products might change your mind. Best Buy is selling the Surface Pro 6 for just $799 ($230 off) with the Type Cover keyboard attachment. The base model comes with a Core i5 CPU, 8GB of RAM and a 128GB SSD. Microsoft Surface Pro 6 w/ Type Cover keyboard for $799 ($230 off, Core i5/8GB of RAM/128GB SSD) also at Best BuyMicrosoft Surface Pro 6 w/ Type Cover keyboard for $986 ($213 off, Core i5/8GB of RAM/256GB SSD) also at Best BuyMicrosoft Surface Pro 6 for $1,183.96 ($315 off, Core i7/8GB of RAM/256GB SSD) also at Best Buy That won’t be enough storage for everybody; thankfully, the Surface Pro 6 with a 256GB SSD is just $986 after a generous $213 discount. And finally, for power users, there’s the high-end model with a Core i7 CPU, 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD for $1,183 ($315 off).  This last model, however, doesn’t include the TypeCover.The Surface Pro 6 is our favorite detachable laptop/tablet hybrid and one of the best travel companions on the market. From its speedy performance to all-day battery life and a gorgeous display, there’s a lot to like about Microsoft’s latest flagship tablet. Also, while optional, the Type Cover keyboard is a must-have accessory that offers an excellent typing experience and transforms the Surface Pro 6 into a proper laptop. AdvertisementSpeaking of which, if you prefer a laptop that turns into a tablet, and not the other way around, then Best Buy has multiple configurations of the 13.5-inch Surface Book 2 on sale for up to $300 off. Microsoft Surface Book 2 for $1,115 ($384 off, Core i5/8GB of RAM/256GB SSD)Microsoft Surface Book 2 for $1,698 ($301 off, Core i7/8GB of RAM/256GB SSD) also at Best BuyMicrosoft Surface Book 2 for $2,199 ($300 off, Core i7/16GB of RAM/512GB SSD)The Surface Book 2 is a traditional clamshell laptop but with a 13.5-inch screen that can detach into a tablet. Like the Surface Pro 6, this beastly machine has all-day battery life, excellent performance and one of the best displays we’ve seen.We’re not sure how long these sales will last — or if they’ll return for Prime Day — so you might need to act fast.Amazon Prime Day (Everything You Need To Know) Best & Worst Laptop Brands 2019Which laptop brand is best? We’ve ranked every major player from Apple to Huawei based on review scores, tech support, innovation and more.Volume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?03:46关闭选项Automated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-US facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/surface-pro-6-type-cover-sale?jwsource=cl已复制直播00:0001:3001:30Your Recommended Playlist03:46MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?02:01Apple’s Mac & iPad Pro Event: 5 Things You Need To Know01:30How to Use VLOOKUP in Excel01:07How to Find Your MAC Address in Windows 1001:34How to Reset a Windows 10 PC01:32How to Turn Your Windows 10 PC into a Wireless Display关闭 center_img Phillip Tracy is a senior writer at Tom’s Guide and Laptop Mag, where he reviews laptops and covers the latest industry news. After graduating with a journalism degree from the University of Texas at Austin, Phillip became a tech reporter at the Daily Dot. There, he wrote reviews for a range of gadgets and covered everything from social media trends to cybersecurity. Prior to that, he wrote for RCR Wireless News and NewBay Media. When he’s not tinkering with devices, you can find Phillip playing video games, reading, listening to indie music or watching soccer. Phillip Tracy, Phillip Tracy, last_img read more

Update New homes for cats

first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite Three little kitties found loving homes after a Good Samaritan found them in an open veld near Van Riebeeck Park recently.The man was taking his dog for a walk when he noticed the three fur balls cuddling with each other. They looked as if they were starving. The man immediately went home, got some food and water, and went back to feed them.Thereafter, he picked them up and kept them at his home until he found good homes for them.The elderly man is now happy in the knowledge that the cats are safe and loved, and will be well taken care of. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite center_img DID YOU KNOW?Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter  why not join us there?last_img read more

European tourist dies in Corcovado National Park

first_imgRelated posts:30th Costa Rican tourism expo to focus on adventure and emerging markets Highway headaches didn’t delay flights for tourists during Sele celebrations Sport fishing season in the South Pacific could generate up to $331 million, study says Costa Rica’s lack of safety regulations comes into view after death of 6 tourists in January Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ) confirmed to The Tico Times that a European tourist died of an apparent heart attack while hiking in the remote Corcovado National Park in the southwestern Osa Peninsula Sunday afternoon.Due to the remote location of the accident, authorities have yet to take possession of the body and identify the deceased’s nationality, according to OIJ press representative Marco Monge. Monge added that at this time the individual is thought to be from Europe.The daily La Nación reported that the tourist was hiking in the park with a guide from the Los Patos station to La Sirena when he collapsed.Corcovado is the crown jewel of Costa Rica’s national parks and contains three percent of the world’s biodiversity.This story is developing. Follow updates at ticotimes.net. Facebook Commentslast_img read more