Model of South Africa's 2012 Exhibit to be created at the Chelsea Flower Show in London. With members of the Kirstenbosch team, from left to right: Sarah Struys; David Davidson; Kuphumla Zenze and Alison Pekeur -- click to enlarge
“We wanted to give people the sense of an arrival at a destination. We have to come up with a new way of representing the country every year. This year, each scene is a different place in South Africa.”
– David Davidson, Designer.
Chances are good that South Africa will win gold again — for the 33rd time.
Using diagrams is an effective way of presenting data and helps to engage an audience visually
Many students struggle every year on class projects because today most, if not all, assignments require presentations or reports. Beyond just text, students should incorporate additional elements like diagrams into their assignments to engage their audience visually.
Diagrams, as opposed to plain text, allow information to be displayed in a format that is easier to understand and digest which makes student presentations more engaging. The concept is simple enough, but there are many kinds of diagrams, and deciding which chart or graph to use can quickly become confusing.
14-year-old Willow Tufano is co-owner of this $100,000 value Florida home – Image: Chana Joffe-Walt/NPR — click to enlarge
This heart-warming story caught my attention. Good news is scarce in real estate, today.
With the US sub-prime crisis in 2005 an unprecedented real estate tsunami signalled the start of a worldwide recession. It was a phenomena known as the United States Housing Bubble.
Real estate markets everywhere went into free fall, a decline that may only now be bottoming out. Bank repossessed properties, or foreclosures, went through the roof and may still be on the increase.
Whenever clouds are about, sometimes, we’ll find one with a silver lining. 14-Year-old Willow Tufano from Florida was in the right place at the right time when a $100,000 value, 2-bedroom, home became available on an auction for just $12,000. Her mother, a Florida real estate agent, went into the deal with her on a half-share basis. Continue reading ‘14-Year-Old Real Estate Investor Buys Bank Repossessed Home’ »
Multiple myeloma is signified by a burgundy ribbon, like breast cancer is signified by a pink ribbon.
A firefighter fights for his life. And wins This short video (1:04 mins) is Kevin Hunt’s courageous story, a successful fight back from Multiple Myeloma – Source: Indiana University Health
Multiple myeloma is a cancer in which plasma cells form tumors in the bone because the cells grow too quickly. While the body attempts to fight the tumors, it’s difficult for the bone marrow to create healthy platelets and blood cells. This cancer also causes anemia, which can in turn cause abnormal bleeding. Multiple myeloma also makes it easier for a person to develop infections. Continue reading ‘Multiple Myeloma Tests And Treatment’ »
Early one morning in the late 1940s, an elderly Ethiopian Jew stood with his young grandson at the top of a small mountain, waiting for sunrise. As the sun broke over the horizon, the old man, pointing toward the sun, said, “Remember, this is the way to Jerusalem.”
– Shmarya Scott Rosenberg
Know what to do if you are diagnosed with cancer -- Image: Pink ribbon art by Robert Mobley of Fotolia.com
More than one-third of us will develop cancer at least once in our lives, but a good portion of those diagnosed with cancer will have many years of full and productive life with and after the diagnosis. How you manage the myriad of emotions that accompany your diagnosis and treatment plays an important role in your health. You have the power to improve your prognosis. The following actions can help make cancer treatment and the journey to recovery easier.
Get Control of the Situation
A bit of research can help you feel more empowered. Learn everything you can about your cancer, what stage you have and who tends to get the cancer that you have. Online searches and discussions with your doctors can guide your research. Find out about the various treatment options, including how they work, the pros and cons of each and where treatment centers are located. Continue reading ‘Cancer Treatment And Support What You Can Do If You Are Diagnosed’ »
Search Engine selection can help you generate more relevant Search Results
In the Information Age the word Google has entered the common lexicon. Need an answer? Google it. A mobile instant mine. Information now. It’s taken for granted; everything, everywhere all the time.
We effortlessly pull up literally millions of records on any topic. The data is searchable and filtered in real time using Google’s sophisticated state-of-the-art algorithms. Depending on the search term used, most of the time we get relevant results. Many, many results.
Goals Setting is an important step in your new career venture
When setting out to achieve new career goals, it is natural that your motivation and energy in this arena will wax and wane. But it’s important for you to fight any sense of inertia because standing still will never lead you to the future you desire. Whether you’re starting out in your job search or you’re just beginning your trek toward an entirely new career path staying motivated is extremely important.
It is easy to lose steam, especially when you’re in the beginning stages of starting a new career venture. But you can take control of the situation by remaining vigilant and by setting up fail-safes to help you remain focused and inspired to create exciting adventures for yourself. The best thing you can do is set solid, realistic goals and then stick to them.
King Solomon receives the Queen of Sheba. This beautiful example of medieval stained glass dates from 1180AD and is the Second Typological Window in the north quire aisle of Canterbury Cathedral – Image: Sacred Destinations
The modern history of the Jews in Ethiopia begins with the reunification of Ethiopia in the mid-19th century during the reign of Theodore II. At that time the Jewish community, known as Beta Israel, numbered between 200,000 to 350,000 people.
This little known story, with roots that reach back to the time of Abraham, starts with the union of the great King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba. In Part 2 a promise is fulfilled. They are welcomed by the Jewish state, like prodigal sons returning to the land of Israel.
The name Beta Israel originated in the 4th century AD when the community refused to convert to Christianity during the rule of Abraha and Atsbeha
"Coffee tastes better if the latrines are dug downstream from an encampment."
-- U.S. Army Field Regulations, 1861
"Happy the generation where the great listen to the small, for it follows that in such a generation the small will listen to the great."
-- Hebrew Proverb
"Have no fear of perfection -- you'll never reach it."
-- Salvador Dali
(1904 - 1989)
"There does not exist, nor can there exist, true chaos.
Rather what is taken to be chaotic is by nature a system which is governed by laws the observer either cannot or refuses to accept."
-- Camden Narzt
"'Why are you crying?' asked Yossarian.
'Because you don't believe in God!' she said.
'What do you care,' said Yossarian. 'I thought you were an atheist?'
'I am,' she sobbed. 'But the God that I don't believe in is a kind, merciful, loving God, not the vindictive, sadistic, angry God that you don't believe in.'"
-- Joseph Heller
Have few desires."
(604 BC - 531 BC)
"The Way of Lao-tzu"
"No act of kindness,
no matter how small,
is ever wasted."
(620 BC - 560 BC)
"The Lion and the Mouse"
About THIS ‘N THAT
The various personal interests, reflections, contemplations, observations, comments and musings of John L Bradfield and the esteemed guest authors featured below . .
Chantel Harris, who writes under a pseudonym, is a South African freelance writer with a special interest in lifestyle advice. When she’s not writing, she’s reading, hiking or exploring neighbourhood markets.
Chrisitine Maddox, is pursuing a master's degree from the University of Texas and she writes about parenting, kids and nanny care on www.4nannies.com. Reach her at email@example.com
Danielle M is a student of supply chain management in Bloomington, Indiana. She has a consuming interest in Native American culture. Contact her on Twitter to discuss logistics, history or cat videos
David Elliott is a freelance writer from North London who’s spent most of his life in restless excitement. Whenever he can, he immerses himself in foreign cultures and the history of great cities.
Jack Meyers is an experienced detective based in Houston, Texas and is a regular contributor for various law enforcement blogs and websites including nannybackgroundcheck.com
Krisca Te works with Open Colleges, Australia's leading provider of counselling training. When not working, you can find her actively participating in local dog show events – in support of her husband.
Lindsey Harper Mac lives in Indianapolis and writes about technology and social media. Lindsey is now completing her graduate degree and she can be found on Twitter @Harpermac11.
Sally is an avid blogger covering topics from health to travel. She teaches at a school in the Chicago area and is currently awaiting her first child. She can be found on Twitter @eatbreatheblog
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