Capturing the Cape’s splendour

first_imgHorses on Noordhoek. (Photo: African Pixels on I ♥ Cape Town) By Anne Taylor15 October 2013Cape Town Tourism posted this photograph of horseriders on Long Beach in Noordhoek, just below Chapman’s Peak, on their Facebook page recently – and we thought it was worth republishing here. Taken by African Pixels, the photograph received nearly 1 500 likes, was shared more than 60 times and a hundred people felt moved to comment, many sharing their experiences of riding at Noordhoek, about a 30-minute drive from Cape Town’s city centre.Long Beach is an 8km-long, pristine beach – perfect for long strolls … or horse rides. Imhoff Equestrian Centre offers two-hour guided rides, while Sleepy Hollow Horse Riding offers a variety of horsey activities.Read more on SouthAfrica.info: Finding South Africa’s secret beaches and Horseback safaris in South Africa Cape Town Tourism: www.capetown.travelAfrican Pixel’s photostream on Flicker: www.flickr.com/photos/african_pixelslast_img read more

Cartoon: Click (And Click, And Click) to Donate

first_imgTags:#Cartoons#web 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… In times of horrific disaster, we want to reach out and help. That’s especially true if we’ve actually seen events unfold in front of us as they happened, whether it’s on live TV or Twitter.For the organizations and agencies that raise money to provide relief, this is a critical time. Potential donors are seized with the urgency of the situation – and are flocking to their websites.Which means usability suddenly takes on even greater importance. Add one form field too many, program in an unnecessary intermediate step, put a button here instead of there, and you can lose those donors… and the money they might have given.That might sound silly and irrational, and it is. Nobody deliberately makes the calculated decision that their compassion for another human being is outweighed by the inconvenience of a poorly-coded pull-down menu.But unconsciously, that’s exactly what happens: some part of our brain figures we’ve clicked one too many times, and bails on a cause we care about. Maybe that doesn’t speak well of us as a species, but it speaks volumes about the importance of usability testing.On the other hand, our less rational sides can sometimes make us donate when we perhaps should be taking a step back and looking critically at the recipient. The folks at Charity Navigator have a series of suggestions for you to consider before you make your contribution to help folks in Japan, and it’s well worth reading.How usability affects online fundraising is just one of the things I’ll be looking to learn more about next week at the Nonprofit Technology Conference in Washington, DC. I’ll be cartoon-blogging the event; if you’re coming too, be sure to say hi.More Noise to Signal. rob cottinghamcenter_img 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App Related Posts last_img read more

Two militants killed in Shopian encounter

first_imgTwo militants have been killed in a gunfight with security forces in south Kashmir’s Shopian on Friday, police said.In the morning, security forces zeroed in on the militants, triggering the gun battle.Initial reports suggest that the security forces launched the operation in an orchard in Dragad area of the Zainapora belt in Shopian. It followed a tip-off.”The militants opened fire when the security forces zeroed in on them. The operation is on,” said the police.The area has been cordoned and more reinforcements were rushed to the spot.last_img