Photo library: People 11

first_imgBy accessing this photo library, you agree to the Media Club South Africa photo library terms and conditions of use.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.PEOPLE: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 Northern Cape province:Willem Nkosi, a worker on apecan-nut farm in theVaalharts Irrigation Scheme region. Photo: Graeme Williams, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Northern Cape province:The donkey cart has longbeen a traditional form oftransport for many ruralpeople. Photo: Graeme Williams, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Northern Cape province:Junior winemaker Philani Gumede tests a new batchof wine at the Orange RiverWine Cellars. Photo: Graeme Williams, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Northern Cape province:Tourists at the Eye ofKuruman, the biggest naturalspring in the southernhemisphere. Photo: Graeme Williams , MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Northern Cape province:Junior winemaker PhilaniGumede tests a new batch ofwine at the Orange River Wine Cellars. Photo: Graeme Williams , MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Northern Cape province:Junior winemaker PhilaniGumede tests a new batch ofwine at the Orange River Wine Cellars. Photo: Graeme Williams , MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Northern Cape province:Junior winemaker PhilaniGumede tests a new batchof wine at the Orange RiverWine Cellars. Photo: Graeme Williams, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Potchefstroom, North Westprovince: Students at theUniversity of North West. Photo: Hannelie Coetzee, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Potchefstroom, North Westprovince: Students at theUniversity of North West. Photo: Hannelie Coetzee,MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image PEOPLE: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15Having trouble downloading high-resolution images? Queries about the image library?Email Janine Erasmus at janinee@mediaclubsouthafrica.com.last_img read more

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Cooper Farms adds a new sow farm

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Cooper Farms held an open house and ribbon cutting on April 22 for their new sow hog farm, Pheasant Run, located in Mark Center.The new farm will be home to female hogs and their piglets. Utilizing state of the art technology, Pheasant Run takes farming to a new level.“We like to think of it as more of a smart barn,” said Kevin Stuckey, Sow Division Manager. “With the help of technology we can provide high quality individualized care for each animal in the barns.”This technology controls barn temperatures, alternating fans, airflow and cooling cells to keep a consistent and comfortable climate for the hogs at all times. The system also has the ability to self-heal.“If a fan were to stop working correctly overnight, the system would recognize that and turn on a different fan in the same area,” said Bud Koenig, Facility Maintenance Manager.Open pen gestation allows the pregnant sows to roam in large stalls of 80 sows each.It will also feature electronic feeding stations to provide the pregnant sows with individualized diets and care, while in the open pens.“With each new farm we build, we are working to improve the environments for the animals, and make them more comfortable by using the latest technology available,” Stuckey said.The farm sits on approximately 640 acres and will use a center pivot system to apply all-natural fertilizer on 120 tillable acres. Pheasant Run farm will bring new jobs to the area, employing 20 full-time team members, one certified livestock manager and 18 other indirect jobs at the farm’s completion.last_img read more

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A Pretty Good House in the Sierra Nevada

first_img This article is only available to GBA Prime Members Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details. Though he landed his first job in architecture while still in high school, architect Jeff Adams’s path to designing high-performance homes wasn’t a straight line.When his father encouraged him to get a summer job as a teenager, Jeff sent resumes to a dozen architecture firms. One of them, Line and Space, a modern architecture firm in Tucson, AZ, run by an acquaintance of his father, offered Jeff a job. At first the work was maintenance on rental properties, but eventually Jeff learned to trace sketches for presentations and to building architectural models.After high school, Jeff studied civil engineering at Princeton, though he did his thesis on architecture and earned an architecture certificate. He then went back to work for Line and Space. They we building a 25,000 square foot home. “It was sort of over-the-top,” said Jeff, “but it also was kind of fun. I worked on site, drawing a lot of details in the field. It was an immersion into modern detailing.”Soon, Jeff returned to school for a master’s degree in architecture, this time at UCLA. He stayed in southern California where he was a project architect at Johnston Marklee and worked on the acclaimed Hill House. But Jeff eventually had enough of the big city. When a friend recruited him to work on a communal property in northern California, he jumped on the opportunity. The move turned out to be the start of an eight-year sabbatical from conventional architecture.After falling in love, getting married, and having a child, Jeff realized that he had “unfinished business with architecture.” He dusted off his textbooks and studied for the state exams. He passed. He finally had a license to practice architecture. Through a mutual friend, Jeff was introduced to Mela Breen, the founder and principal… center_img Start Free Trial Already a member? Log inlast_img read more

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DaVinci Resolve Tip: Create a Duotone Look in 2 Steps

first_imgThe duotone color style can work really well as a more experimental look. Achieving great results only takes two very simple steps in DaVinci Resolve.On the surface, some of the more extreme color looks appear to be complicated to execute, but in reality are actually quite simple. The duotone look certainly falls into this category, as it’s one of the quickest and easiest looks to build in just about any color software or NLE.I used DaVinci Resolve for this particular example, but these same principles can be applied to whatever tool you’re using. To achieve the look, you can start with any image as your base. Here’s an uncolored shot that I’ll be using as an example for this post:Step 1Once brought into the software, the first step is to simply desaturate the image in full. You’ll be left with a black and white shot.I typically do this on the first node and then create a second node for the rest of the color work.Step 2With the image already desaturated, I’ll simply push the shadows very far in one direction (in this case blue) and the highlights in the other direction (orange).The key with this technique is to use colors that will complement each other well. You could use two shades of blue for example, but when using blue and orange, the effect is much more pronounced and a more extreme look can be created. Here’s the end result after only two adjustments.Other OptionsThere are a number of other ways you can achieve this kind of look. Much like working in Photoshop, when you’re dealing with color correction software there are often ten different paths you can take to get to the same result. In this case though, I find the method outlined above to be the quickest and most effective. Alternatively, if you like working with RGB curves, you can adjust your levels that way instead of using the color wheels. You can also adjust your midtones as you see fit to craft an even more extreme look.What are some of your favorite extreme looks? Got any DaVinci Resolve tricks you’d like to share? Let us know in the comments below.last_img read more

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221 new members for Assam Foreigners’ Tribunals

first_imgA panel of 221 members has been selected for the existing and upcoming Foreigners’ Tribunals (FTs) in Assam. Another 50 applicants have been put on the wait list.In a notification on Monday, the Gauhati High Court said the panel members comprised retired judicial officers, advocates and civil servants, who we were called for interviews from July 16 to August 11. It recommended the candidates, selected in order of merit,. The list had been prepared and published less than a fortnight before the completion of the final National Register of Citizens (NRC) on August 31.200 new tribunalsEach FT is headed by a judge-like member appointed under the FT Act, 1941, and FT Order, 1984, as per the guidelines issued by the government from time to time.Assam has 100 FTs. According to Home Department, there were initially 11 Illegal Migrant Determination Tribunals (IMDT). These were converted to FTs after the Supreme Court scrapped the Illegal Migrants (Determination by Tribunals) Act, 1983.The government established another 21 FTs in 1983. Four more were added in 2009 and the remaining 64 established in 2014 for disposal of cases that were piling up in the FTs.The government would establish 200 FTs primarily for handling cases of people to be excluded from the final NRC. These would be in addition to the existing 100 and are part of the 1,000 that the Centre had decided to help Assam set up in view of the pressure envisaged to dispose of cases of people to be left out of the NRC.Officials in the Home and Political Department said the new FTs would be distributed among six districts. Kamrup (Metropolitan) district, which covers Guwahati and outskirts, would get 67 of these, followed by Nagaon with 39, Jorhat 31, Bongaigaon 22, Sonitpur 21, and Cachar 20.“Apart from the cases of people left out of the NRC, the new FTs will also deal with the regular cases of D-voters,” a senior officer said. ‘D’ stands for doubtful or dubious voter, a category of people disenfranchised by the government for their alleged lack of proper citizenship documents.last_img read more

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