Photo library: Cities 3

first_imgClick on a thumbnail for a low-resolution image, or right-click on the link below it to download a high-resolution copy of the image.» Download Cities contact sheet (508KB)» Download full image library contact sheet (10.5MB) Johannesburg, Gautengprovince: The city centreskyline viewed fromBraamfontein. Photo: Chris Kirchhoff, » Download high-res image Johannesburg, Gautengprovince: The Braamfonteinskyline viewed across the Johannesburg Stationshunting yards. The NelsonMandela Bridge is in theforeground. Photo: Chris Kirchhoff, » Download high-res image Johannesburg, Gautengprovince: The Braamfonteinskyline viewed across the Johannesburg Stationshunting yards. The NelsonMandela Bridge is in theforeground. Photo: Chris Kirchhoff, » Download high-res image Johannesburg, Gautengprovince: Billboard on themotorway advertising anexhibition by internationally acclaimed conceptual artistWillem Boshoff. Photo: Chris Kirchhoff, » Download high-res image Johannesburg, Gautengprovince: Sculpture onthe doorway of a buildingin the city centre. Photo: Mary Alexander, » Download high-res image Johannesburg, Gautengprovince: The central libraryand library gardens in thecity centre. Photo: Mary Alexander, » Download high-res image Johannesburg, Gautengprovince: The swimmingpool of a luxury apartmentin the city centre. Photo: Mary Alexander, » Download high-res image Johannesburg, Gautengprovince: A view of theBrixton Tower from thesuburb of Brixton. Photo: Emily Venter, » Download high-res image Cape Town, Western Cape province: The suburb of SeaPoint, with Lion’s Headmountain peak in thebackground. Photo: Jeffrey Barbee, » Download high-res image CITIES 3: {loadposition cities}Having trouble downloading high-resolution images? Queries about the image library?Email Janine Erasmus at [email protected]last_img read more

Celebrating Tourism Month in Qatar

first_imgSouth Africa is one of the world’s top tourism destinations owing to its diverse offering, world class infrastructure and positive global reputation. The country’s unique offering is that it boasts a range of exciting experiences including active outdoor adventure, wildlife safari, city lifestyle, scenic outdoors, cultural and heritage sites and beaches. This contributes to the global attractiveness of the tourism sector which creates important opportunities for economic growth and job creation in the country.As part of the Tourism Month 2019 awareness programmes, on 19 September 2019, Brand South Africa joined the South African Embassy in Qatar, South African Tourism and Qatar Airways at the South African Tourism Trade Workshop in Doha, Qatar, to unpack ways in which the Qatar tourism trade can contribute to the growth, development and continued success of the South African tourism sector.Speaking at the workshop, South African Ambassador to Qatar, His Excellency Faizel Moosa said “Tourism is one of the key drivers of the economy and it can increase the gross domestic product significantly.”“Tourism is a big contributor to South Africa’s Gross Domestic Product. Every tourist that visits South Africa, sustains twelve jobs” added Sadiq Dindar, Manager: Middle East and Turkey, South African Tourism.          The success of the tourism sector depends on the positioning of the Nation Brand as a globally competitive destination that is welcoming and culturally diverse. One of the ways that the country can ensure this, is by enhancing the ease of access for international partners seeking to visit South Africa. In light of this, in August 2019, South Africa announced that Qatar passport holders were visa exempted and could stay in the country for up to 30 days. Likewise, Qatar relaxed its immigration laws and South Africa became one of 80 visa free countries. This facilitation of easier travel will enhance cooperation and trade between South Africa and Qatar.In conclusion, Jimmy Ranamane, Programme Manager: Global Markets at Brand South Africa said “Connecting with global markets and diversifying the country’s global collaborations creates opportunities to showcase the country to a wider range of strategic potential investors and tourists.”last_img read more

Non-GMO corn production and purity concerns

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest As fall approaches and growers prepare to harvest corn, it is a good time for a reminder about the challenges of producing NON-GMO corn, many of which occur during harvest, handling, and storage of grain.Many corn growers in the Eastern Corn Belt produce NON-GMO corn attempting to capture an additional premium. Depending on the contracting elevator, standard GMO contamination allowances are typically from 0% to 1%. Producing NON-GMO corn within the acceptable tolerances of GMO contamination is possible; however, there are several challenges and potential pitfalls that make production of 100% pure NON-GMO corn a tremendous undertaking and can keep growers from capturing a premium for their corn. Planting NON-GMO seed does not necessarily mean the harvested shelled corn will be NON-GMO free. Test’s used by elevators to determine if GMO’s are present may not be 100% accurate, but they are a determining factor as to whether a load will be accepted.If a grower plants NON-GMO corn, what could cause GMO contamination? • Contaminated planting equipment and seed tenders • Contaminated seed • Mistakes made in record keeping where hybrids were not correctly identified at planting and/or harvest, leading to contamination • Adventitious pollen from GMO corn fields can cause cross-pollination of NON-GMO corn • Contaminated combines at harvest • Contaminated grain carts, wagons, trucks, augers, grain legs, and grain bins What steps can be taken in an attempt to produce grain that meets GMO tolerances? • Discuss plans for NON-GMO corn with a seed sales rep, select the right hybrid together • Make sure planting equipment is completely and thoroughly cleaned before planting a NON-GMO hybrid • Make sure NON-GMO fields are adequately isolated from neighboring GMO fields to prevent cross-pollination • Vary planting dates and/or hybrid maturities to vary pollination timing between GMO and NON-GMO fields • When harvesting NON-GMO fields, completely clean combines, grain carts, wagons, trucks, dump pits, augers, grain legs, and grain bins of all corn that could be a source of contamination • When hauling corn to the elevator from on-farm storage, make sure all handling equipment (augers, grain legs, trucks, etc.) are completely cleaned to avoid contaminationSeed Consultants does not guarantee or warrantee 100% purity of NON-GMO grain delivered to the elevator. As discussed above, there are many potential sources of contamination and it can be a challenge to eliminate them all. Seed Consultants works diligently to provide customers the purest seed that is produced with every precaution possible, in adherence to industry standards. Although the process of producing grain that is within allowed tolerances is difficult, Seed Consultants’ sales staff and agronomists are available to help growers understand and plan for the many challenges that may arise. Through careful planning and attention to detail, growers can ensure they have minimized the chance of contamination and provide the best possible conditions for capturing a NON-GMO premium.last_img read more

“Arngast” GC1JC94 GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – April 25, 2011

first_img“Arngast”Discover a lost island in Germany while attempting to claim a smiley on the EarthCache “Arngast” (GC1JC94).Geocacher Keitaro64 created the difficulty 2.5, terrain 4.5 EarthCache in August of last year. The cache page describes the adventure like this, “The walk starts on land that once was sea and leads into the sea, which once was land.”Geocachers walk their way across salt meadows and tidal flats. Geocachers eventually navigate their way to the remain of Arngast island. The land, along with a dozen small villages, was claimed by the sea after centuries of flooding.  The hiking tour covers six waypoints. Geocachers must answer questions about the location to claim a smiley.ArngastThe EarthCache is quickly becoming popular, already amassing six Favorite Points.  Favorite Points. Continue your exploration of some of the most engaging geocaches from around the world. Explore all the Geocaches of the Week on our blog or view the Bookmark List on with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedThe Aare Gorge | Aareschlucht | Gorges de l’Aar – GC1YH51 – GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – October 11, 2012October 11, 2012In “Community”Dive in and earn a smiley! – The Blue Hole – Half Moon Caye (GC2KFB8) — Geocache of the WeekMay 28, 2014In “Community”Summer vacation inspiration — Es Pontas (GC20APF) — Geocache of the WeekJuly 24, 2013In “Community”last_img read more

Cache Carnival festivities from around the world

first_img SharePrint RelatedCache Carnival: FAQsFebruary 19, 2019In “Community”Cache CarnivalFebruary 26, 2019In “Geocaching Weekly Newsletter”Come one, come all to Cache Carnival!March 25, 2019In “News” From March 25 through April 14, 2019 geocachers around the world celebrated geocaching creativity and diversity with Cache Carnival. During this time geocachers showed their love for quality geocaches by awarding 378K Favorite points, and attending one of 1,223 Creation Celebration events around the world.Six souvenirs featuring carnival masks could be earned by finding geocaches, preferably with a high number of Favorite points, by earning Favorite points on a cache you own, or by attending a Creation Celebration event. Geocachers worldwide earned a total of 614K souvenirs.Though these numbers are impressive, they say a picture is worth a thousand words, and with all of the creativity in Cache Carnival, we agree. See the images below for a glimpse of how geocachers celebrated Cache Carnival around the world.With cache quality on everyone’s mind many pictures of creative caches, and beautiful vistas surfaced under the hashtag #cachecarnival.Teamwork is required to open this tricky gadget cache in Austria.Photo by slo_gc_klubThis adorable cache container in Norway gives homage to Rudolph the famous red nosed reindeer.Photo by Solo_cacherA breathtaking view makes the track to the geocache worth it—even if the climb up gets you out of breath.Photo by cachefredReduce, reuse, recycle—and create a memorable experience for fellow geocachers. This cache deserves all the Favorite points it receives.Video by mahlin78_geocachingTo further celebrate creativity and cache quality, Creation Celebration events were held all over the world. Some were workshops, there was storytelling, and people learned new skills like tree climbing or learning to fish for geocaches on dry land.Even the logbooks at these events in Germany are extra creative. Geocachers learned how to utilize LED lights and machining tools to create geocaches that stand out.Photo by KleinaGangstaPhoto by AJCL2018Geocachers in Czech Republic meet to teach and learn how to climb trees safely.Photo by sad69Geocachers in France improved their woodworking skills and got to sign a cutting edge logbook.Photo by LestonanfamilhPhoto by gypenAt this event in the US, geocachers learned how to create a so called cryptex.Photo by wendyhueEven a Dalek couldn’t stay away from this awesome workshop event in the UK. Attendees were invited to create and explore cache ideas during the event.Photos by GeoJaxxHowever the highlight of Cache Carnival anywhere must have been this gorgeous homemade cake.Photo by SimeyBopThank you to everyone who took part of Cache Carnival and positively contributed to the celebration of geocaching around the world!Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more