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Gallery: South African landscapes

first_imgVineyards leading to the sea, flat and rocky desert plains, the jagged points of the Drakensberg Mountains, their softer green foothills, regimented plantations of pine – South Africa’s landscapes are diverse, but all beautiful.A young man watches over cattle grazing the fields outside Qunu, Nelson Mandela’s home village, in the Eastern Cape province. Photo: Rodger BoschFind the hi-res version of this photo in the image library at Countryside 20 The roads of the Northern Cape province stretch out as far as the eye can see. Photo: Graeme WilliamsFind the hi-res version of this photo at Countryside 6 A field of sunflowers in the farmlands of western Free State province. Photo: Graeme WilliamsFind the hi-res version of this photo at Countryside 17 A summer thunderstorms brews over the Maluti Mountains in the eastern Free State. Photo: Graeme WilliamsFind the hi-res version of this photo at Countryside 19 Electricity pylons march across croplands in the Free State. Photo: Chris KirchhoffFind the hi-res version of this photo at Infrastructure 11  Rows of pine trees in a Sappi plantation in Mpumalanga province. Photo: Graeme WilliamsFind the hi-res version of this photo at Countryside 26 A ruin of an old car at the foot of the Koranna Mountains in the eastern Free State. Photo: Graeme WilliamsFind the hi-res version of this photo at Countryside 19 The South African Astronomical Observatory outside the town of Sutherland in the remote Northern Cape is home to the Southern African Large Telescope, the largest single optical telescope in the southern hemisphere. Photo: Graeme WilliamsFind the hi-res version of this photo at Buildings and structures 11 Vineyards in the Durbanville Valley wine-making region, with Table Mountain and the Atlantic Ocean in the distance. Find the hi-res version of this photo at Countryside 7 Statue of a Dorper sheep on a farm in the Northern Cape. Dorpers, which are mutton sheep, are extremely hardy and able to thrive in the arid region. Photo: Graeme WilliamsFind the hi-res version of this photo at Countryside 6 The foothills of the Drakensberg Mountains in KwaZulu-Natal province, viewed from the top of the escarpment, near the Lesotho border. Photo: Mary AlexanderFind the hi-res version of this photo at Nature 6 Sunset in the Karoo, Northern Cape. Photo: Graeme WilliamsFind the hi-res version of this photo at Nature 6 Clouds reflected in a reservoir filled by a wind pump on a sheep farm in eastern Free State. Photo: Graeme WilliamsFind the hi-res version of this photo at Countryside 18  The Outeniqua Mountains in the Western Cape province. Photo: Rodger BoschFind the hi-res version of this photo at Countryside 16 Karoo road, Free State.Find the hi-res version of this photo at Countryside 12  Karoo road, Northern Cape. Photo: Graeme WilliamsFind the hi-res version of this photo at Infrastructure 19  The Kwena Dam near the town of Lydenburg in Mpumalanga province. Photo: Chris KirchhoffFind the hi-res version of this photo at Infrastructure 19  Fynbos vegetation in the Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve in the Franschhoek region of the Western Cape.Find the hi-res version of this photo at Nature 1 Vineyards and mountains in the Franschhoek region of the Western Cape. Photo: Mary AlexanderFind the hi-res version of this photo at Countryside 8 Drakensberg Mountain peaks at the top of the escarpment in KwaZulu-Natal, near the Lesotho border. Photo: Mary AlexanderFind the hi-res version of this photo at Nature 6Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

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2017 National FFA Convention schedule

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Wed. Oct. 25, 20178 a.m. – 8 p.m. Onsite Registration (ICC, Hall K)8 a.m. – 7 p.m. FFA Shopping Mall (ICC, Halls C-E)Noon – 5 p.m. National FFA Expo (ICC, Halls B and F-J)2 p.m. National FFA Grand March (ICC, Capitol Avenue Plaza)3:30 p.m. Opening Session 1A (BLF) 6:45 p.m. Opening Session 1B (BLF)6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. World’s Toughest Rodeo (ISF)8:30 p.m. Rascal Flatts FFA Concert presented by Culvers (LOS – doors open 7:30 p.m.)Other ActivitiesDelegate Activities (ICC) Agriscience Fair Set up (ICC, Hall A) National Chapter (ICC) Alumni Central (ICC) Teachers Internet Lounge (ICC) Student Leadership Workshops (ICC) Teacher Workshops (ICC) Proficiency National Finalist Reception (Westin Hotel) Career Success Tours (TBD) Career Development and Leadership Development Events (Various Locations)Thurs., Oct. 26, 20177 a.m. – 8 p.m. Onsite Registration (ICC, Hall K)8 a.m. – 7 p.m. FFA Shopping Mall (ICC, Halls C-E)8 a.m. – 5 p.m. National FFA Expo (ICC, Halls B and F-J)8 a.m. Opening Session 1C (BLF)2 p.m. Second General Session (BLF) 7:30 p.m. Third General Session (BLF) 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. World’s Toughest Rodeo (ISF)6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Hypnotist Show (ICC, Sagamore Ballroom) Other ActivitiesDelegate Sessions I & II (BLF) Agriscience Fair Open House (ICC, Hall A) National Chapter (ICC) Alumni Central (ICC)Teachers Internet Lounge (ICC) Student Leadership Workshops (ICC) Teacher Workshops (ICC) Proficiency National Finalist Photo Session (Westin Hotel) Agriscience Fair Awards Luncheon (JW Hotel) Proficiency National Finalists Award Luncheon (Marriott Hotel) Stars over America Luncheon (Hilton Hotel) Proficiency Judging (ICC, Marriott Hotel, and Westin Hotel) Star Awards Judging (Hilton Hotel) Foundation Activities & Meetings (ICC and Omni Hotel) National Days of Service (Various Locations) Career Success Tours (Various Locations) Career Development and Leadership Development Events (Various Locations)Fri. Oct. 27, 20178 a.m. – 8 p.m. Onsite Registration (ICC, Hall K)8 a.m. – 6 p.m. FFA Shopping Mall (ICC, Halls C-E)8 a.m. – 3 p.m. National FFA Expo (ICC, Halls B and F-J)8 a.m. Fourth General Session (BLF)Noon Fifth General Session (BLF) 3 p.m. Sixth General Session (BLF) 5:30 p.m. National FFA Band and Chorus Concert (BLF) 6:15 p.m. National FFA Talent Competition, Round 3 (BLF) 7 p.m. Seventh General Session (BLF) 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. World’s Toughest Rodeo (ISF)6 p.m. Hypnotist Show (ICC, Sagamore Ballroom)Other ActivitiesDelegate Session III – if needed (BLF) Agriscience Fair Open House (ICC, Hall A) Alumni Central (ICC) Alumni General Session (ICC)Teachers Internet Lounge (ICC) Student Leadership Workshops (ICC) Teacher Workshops (ICC) Distinguished Service Citation/VIP/Honorary American Degree Reception (Omni Hotel) FFA Collegiate Alumni Luncheon (ICC) Foundation Activities & Meetings (ICC and Omni Hotel) Washington Leadership Conference Reunion (ICC) Alumni/American Degree Reception (TBD) Past National Officer Reception (Omni Hotel) National Days of Service (Various Locations) Career Success Tours (Various Locations)Sat., Oct. 28, 20176:30 a.m. – 9 a.m. Onsite Registration (ICC, Hall K)8 a.m. – Noon FFA Shopping Mall (ICC, Halls C-E) 8 a.m. Eighth General Session, Amercian Degree Ceremony (LOS) 1:30 p.m. Ninth General Session (BLF) Election and Installation of 2017-18 National FFA Officerslast_img read more

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