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first_img{loadposition tc}Click 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 Countryside contact sheet (1.6MB) » Download full image library contact sheet (10.5MB) KwaZulu Natal Midlands: Eunice Madlala at work in the dairy of Swissland Cheese Farm.Photo: Hannelie Coetzee,MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image KwaZulu Natal Midlands: Eunice Madlala at work in the dairy of Swissland Cheese Farm.Photo: Hannelie Coetzee, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image KwaZulu Natal Midlands: Eunice Madlala at work in the dairy of Swissland Cheese Farm.Photo: Hannelie Coetzee, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image KwaZulu-Natal Midlands: Wheels of cheese maturingat Swissland Cheese Farm. Photo: Hannelie Coetzee, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image KwaZulu Natal Midlands:Wheels of cheese maturing at Swissland Cheese Farm.Photo: Hannelie Coetzee » Download high-res image Free State province:Children’s playground in the town of Harrismith. Photo: Graeme Williams, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image KwaZulu-Natal province:Cattle farm. Photo: Graeme Williams, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image KwaZulu-Natal province: Cattle farm. Photo: Graeme Williams, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image KwaZulu-Natal province:Centre-pivot irrigation system on a farm. Photo: Graeme Williams, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res imageCOUNTRYSIDE 25: {loadposition cs}Having trouble downloading high-resolution images? Queries about the image library? Email Janine Erasmus at janinee@mediaclubsouthafrica.com.last_img read more

PetroSA, Korean firm to work together

first_imgSource: BuaNews “At PetroSA, we understand that to meet our mandate we need to establish partnerships with credible and well-established firms,” PetroSA acting CEO Nkosemntu Nika said in a statement this week. “These, we are convinced, will benefit PetroSA and the country in the long term.” South African state oil company PetroSA and the Korea National Oil Corporation (KNOC) have signed a memorandum of understanding to promote the exchange of commercial and technical information on hydrocarbon exploration and production in Africa. In June, PetroSA signed a memorandum with Italian energy firm Eni. This memorandum ensures that the two companies will evaluate the eventual acquisition by either party of participating interests in upstream projects for the development of both conventional and unconventional hydrocarbons. 7 July 2011 Additional to the exchange of information, the two national oil companies will also explore investment opportunities in the oil and gas sector on the continent and in South Africa. KNOC, a state-run South Korean oil company established in 1979, has to date carried out 210 projects in 25 countries.center_img “[The memorandum] with PetroSA will give KNOC a golden opportunity to advance into African regions,” said KNOC chief executive Kang Young-Won. Exploring investment opportunities The deal forms part of plans by PetroSA to create international partnerships that advance the objective of securing fuel supplies for South Africa. The two companies will also establish a working group to evaluate opportunities that may arise. “I sincerely hope the cooperation between PetroSA and KNOC will bring about substantial business performance in the near future and also contribute to economic development of both countries.”last_img read more

US Government Reviewing OpenID For Login on .Gov Sites

first_imgTags:#Identity#news#NYT#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top government IT officials and representatives from online identity services met today in Washington DC to talk about plans to allow 3rd party certification bodies, called “Trust Framework Providers,” to evaluate private sector OpenID and Info Card providers for use in logging into government agency websites.The Open Government Identity Management Solutions Privacy Workshop is being held in Washington DC to draft a process for certifying existing identity providers for low-security government authentication transactions (so-called NIST level 1). If the plans move forward, we may someday be able to log in to government sites using our favorite OpenID-supporting website credentials. Google, AOL, Yahoo or other commercial accounts could become new keys to a consistent experience around the .gov web.The draft process for selecting approved Trust Framework Providers that will then certify individual identity providers is titled “Trust Framework Provider Adoption Process for Levels of Assurance 1, 2, and non-PKI 3” and is available for download as a PDF. That draft includes requirements that OpenID or related Info Card identities not be used to authenticate people who are physically present (it’s just for remote online access), that they not be used to transmit activity data or anything else beyond what is specifically requested by a government agency and that there be measures taken to continue protecting personal information if the identity provider goes out of business. Identity providers will be evaluated on factors like an organization’s technical implementation of authentication, its reputation and its business stability.Providers who meet the requirements of the Trust Framework may be chosen to provide low-security authentication for users of government websites.O’Reilly’s Andy Oram posted an in-depth look at some of the issues raised by government support for OpenID last week.“In considering government adoption,” OpenID Foundation board member Chris Messina said of the Framework, “primary among our priorities is the protection of individual privacy while also considering ease of use and convenience. These factors cut to the core of the purpose of Trust Framework and feedback, therefore, is strongly encouraged on the document we’ve produced so far.”Keep your eyes peeled for an opportunity to comment publicly. Government validation of federated identity could be a major boost for the ecosystem of the open, distributed web, and thus for innovation online. We hope the people making these plans can get it right and that the relevant government agencies can garner sufficient public support. Related Posts center_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… marshall kirkpatrick 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Facebook on Track for $1 Billion Revenue This Year

first_imgRelated Posts A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit jolie odell Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro…center_img The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos According to figures released today by the singularly focused blog Inside Facebook, the ubiquitous social network made upwards of $700 million in 2009 and is expected to reach a phenomenal $1 billion in revenues in 2010.Year over year, Facebook’s revenues have typically doubled, from $150 million in 2007 to around $300 million in 2008 and so on. The breakdown of revenue streams is fascinating, showing the extent to which well-targeted ads based on massive amounts of user data still drives how we monetize the Web. These data also show how much some have underestimated the market for virtual goods and the real-world value of virtual currency – as much as $10 million in 2009 alone, still in beta and just for one social network.Last year, brand advertising and performance advertising are estimated to have netted $225 million and $350 million for the company, respectively. Microsoft ads alone brought in $50 million.All this cash flow makes the $10 million Facebook earned from its still-in-beta Facebook Credits system seem puny. We wonder how much this figure will increase when Credits are rolled out for all users and all applications. A common rumor about Credits is that this virtual currency will become the mandatory, de facto method of purchasing virtual goods – from Gifts to in-game accessories – on Facebook. If that were to happen, Facebook (which takes a 30 percent cut of all Credits revenue) stands to make a great deal more than $10 million as it takes on the role of virtual currency exchange.Facebook has stated it will not comment on these figures or speculation about future revenues. However, it is completely clear that this company has found a way to make the Web dramatically profitable. They’ve done so by honing their revenue streams, getting creative with brands, tweaking their UX to maximize time and money spend on the site and targeting ads based on user data. And these revenues will only continue to grow as Facebook edges out competing networks for users’ attention and brands’ ad spend. Tags:#Facebook#web last_img read more

Three derailments in a span of nine hours

first_imgThree trains jumped off the tracks in Uttar Pradesh, New Delhi and Maharashtra within a span of nine hours on Thursday, the latest in a string of such incidents in the recent past.Another derailment was averted in Uttar Pradesh after locals spotted a fracture on a track between Farrukhabad and Fatehgarh, minutes before the Kalindi Express was scheduled to arrive, officials said.Luckily, barring injuries to a passenger in the incident in the national capital, no casualties have been reported.The first accident occurred at 6:25 a.m. when seven coaches of the Jabalpur-bound Shaktipunj Express went off the tracks near the Obra Dam station in U.P.’s Sonbhadra district. Within hours, at around 11:45 a.m, the Ranchi-Delhi Rajdhani Express derailed near Minto bridge in the national capital, leaving one person injured. These two incidents were followed by the derailment of a goods train in Maharashtra’s Khandala at 3:55 p.m., railway officials said.Ironically, these accidents occurred on a day when Piyush Goyal, the new Railway Minister, chaired a high-level meeting with Railway Board officials to discuss ways to ensure safe operation of trains.The spate of derailments over the past few weeks has raised safety concerns, despite large-scale overhaul of infrastructure in the last couple of years.Railway Ministry officials said Thursday’s derailments did not result in any major damage or casualties as the trains were approaching the stations and were therefore travelling at slow speeds. The derailments are the first since Mr. Goyal shifted to the Rail Bhavan after the Cabinet recast. His predecessor Suresh Prabhu reportedly offered to step down owning moral responsibility for two previous accidents.last_img read more

Two former J&K MLAs, detained since Aug 5, admitted to hospital

first_imgTwo former MLAs, including National Conference general secretary Ali Mohammed Sagar, were shifted to a hospital after their health condition worsened at the MLA hostel here, officials said on Friday. Besides Mr. Sagar, former Ganderbal MLA Ishfaq Ahmed was shifted to the Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) at Soura, a specialised hospital in the Kashmir valley, on Thursday night. The officials, quoting doctors, said their condition was improving. The two former lawmakers were under detention since August 5 when the government had abrogated Article 370 provisions.last_img

Todd Monken on Wes Lunt

first_imgNCAA Football: Oklahoma State at ArizonaPhoto Attribution: US PresswireI usually just snag snippets of the presser and drop them into the quote-posts you see throughout the week but Monken talking about Lunt this week was really fascinating. Some of his quotes are below…If he breaks a bunch of records, that means we are in bad shape. We want to be able to run the ball and control the clock. That’s an interesting way to look at it. Basically with Weeden you just pointed him at the Big 12 media guide and said “destroy that.” Same offense, different philosophy this season.It’s not hard to see that he’s got an unbelievable demeanor, a pocket presence and he is very accurate. There weren’t many balls he threw that you thought were not accurate. Even when he threw into coverage, it was on the money. The flea flicker, the post, the balls were right there. I lost my mind when the Pac-12 announcers were chastising him for the flea flicker ball as if it pinballed off of Arizona’s entire secondary. If Tracy Moore had glue on his right glove, he would have caught it. That’s how sick that ball was. Also, how often do you hear a coach call his QB “unbelievable” five quarters into his career?If we can get him to know where to go with the ball, protect him and run well, they’d better have some good defenders because he’s going to throw it accurately. Just like Brandon Weeden, he is going to put it on the money. He has a level head, and he is going to make a lot of plays and a lot of throws.Aaaaaaaand there’s the Weeden comparison.You just see it through the way the guy handles himself. He has an uncanny ability to move around and make accurate throws. When he gets it, he is going to be really good.[goes outside, sprints a lap around new neighborhood, wishes cigarette smoking was in the repertoire…tries to calm down]He’s the kind of guy that really likes figuring out puzzles, and those guys are the kind of guys you want, the guys that dissect stuff in their mind.This is the part that just slayed me. Is he a Rubik cube champion? Does he do Sudoku on the plane? I have so many questions…I mean, he doesn’t say anything in film. He sits there and you stare at him and wonder if he’s even listening, but he is. He is just figuring it all out, and he is always just replying `yes, sir.’ I cuss at him, and he just says `yes, sir’ so he has an easy, calm demeanor that is hard to explain. He just figures stuff out.I’d be better at my job if Monken cussed at me too. No I wouldn’t, I’d just want to die.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img