Know : National Trees List

Arbol de Artiga

Arbol de Artiga – Uruguay’s National Tree

Do you know? The Oak Tree(sub species included) is the national tree for 15 countries which is the most, followed by the Olive Tree which is the national tree for 4 countries. Almost all are officially announced except a few. Please find the complete list below.

Country Name of tree Scientific name Picture
 Albania Olive Olea europaea Olea europea 3.jpg  
 Antigua and Barbuda Whitewood Bucida buceras Starr 080530-4639 Bucida buceras.jpg
 Argentina Ceibo and Red Quebracho Erythrina crista-galliSchinopsis balansae Erythrina crista-galli 2-3.jpg Schinopsis balansae.jpg
 Australia Golden Wattle Acacia pycnantha Acacia pycnantha Golden Wattle.jpg  
 Bahamas Lignum Vitae Guaiacum sanctum Guaiacum sanctum.jpg
 Bangladesh Mango tree Mangifera indica Mango blossoms.jpg  
 Belize Honduras Mahogany Swietenia macrophylla Leaves I IMG 8668.jpg  
 Bhutan Bhutan Cypress Cupressus cashmeriana CupressusCashmerianaSochi.JPG  
 Brazil Brazilwood Caesalpinia echinata Brazilwood tree in Vitória, ES, Brazil.jpg  
 Cambodia Palmyra palm Borassus flabellifer Borassus flabellifer fruit on the tree.JPG
 Canada Maple Aceraceae Acer saccharum.jpg  
 Chile Monkey-puzzle Araucaria araucana IMG 6492 monkey puzzle.JPG  
 China Ginkgo Ginkgo biloba Ginkgo Biloba Leaves - Black Background.jpg  
 Colombia Quindio wax palm Ceroxylon quindiuense Ceroxylon quindiuense 2.png  
 Costa Rica Guanacaste Enterolobium cyclocarpum Árbol de Guancaste.jpg
 Croatia Pedunculate oak Quercus robur Quercus robur.jpg
 Cuba Palma Real Roystonea regia Roystonea regia.jpg
 Cyprus Golden oak Quercus alnifolia Golden oak.JPG  
 Czech Republic Small-leaved Lime/Small-leaved Linden Tilia cordata Tilia cordata 60.jpg
 Denmark Beech Fagus CemeteryBeech.jpg  
 Dominican Republic West Indian Mahogany Swietenia mahagoni Tree in new leaves I IMG 6222.jpg
 Ecuador Cinchona pubescens Cinchona pubescens  
 El Salvador Maquilishuat Tabebuia rosea    
 England Royal Oak Quercus robur Baginton oak tree july06.JPG  
 Estonia Pedunculate Oak Quercus robur Baginton oak tree july06.JPG  
 Finland BirchSilver Birch BetulaBetula pendula Betula pendula Finland.jpg  
 Germany Oak Quercus Ivenacker Eichen 1000 Jahre alt.JPG  
 Greece Olive Olea europaea Olea europea 3.jpg  
 Guatemala Kapok Ceiba pentandra Kapok tree Honolulu.jpg  
 India Banyan Tree Ficus benghalensis Banyantree.jpg
 Indonesia Teak Tectona Tree in new leaves (Tectona grandis) I IMG 8133.jpg  
 Ireland Sessile Oak Quercus petraea Quercus petraea 06.jpg  
 Iran Cedrus Cupressus sempervirens Cypress of Abarqu.JPG  
 Israel Olive Olea europaea Olea europea 3.jpg  
 Italy OliveOak Olea europaeaQuercus Olea europea 3.jpg  
 Jamaica Blue Mahoe (national tree) Talipariti elatum  
 Japan Cherry blossom Prunus serrulata Sakura and Moss Pink - 桜(さくら)と芝桜(しばざくら).jpg  
 North Korea Magnolia Magnolia Magnlia sieboldii visby.JPG  
 South Korea Hibiscus syriacusPinus densiflora Hibiscus syriacus “Pinus densiflora” Kumgangsan-11.jpg  
 Laos Frangipani Plumeria Frangipani flowers.jpg  
 Latvia Oak Quercus robur Baginton oak tree july06.JPG  
 Lebanon Lebanon Cedar Cedrus libani Libanonzeder.jpg  
 Macedonia Macedonian Pine Pinus peuce Pinus peuce Habitus BotGardBln0906.jpg  
 Madagascar Baobab Adansonia KayesBaobab.jpg  
 Maldives Coconut palm Cocos nucifera Kerala Backwaters Sunset.JPG  
 Malta Għargħar Tetraclinis articulata Tetraclinis articulata8.jpg  
 Mexico Ahuehuete Taxodium mucronatum Árbol-del-Tule-Oaxaca-Mexico.jpg
 Moldova Oak Quercus Raunkiaer.jpg  
   Nepal Rhododendron Rhododendron Rhododendron-by-eiffel-public-domain-20040617.jpg  
 New Zealand Silver fern Cyathea dealbata Silver-fern.jpg  
 Pakistan Deodar Cedrus deodara Pedrengo cedro nel parco Frizzoni.jpg
 Palestine Olive Olea europaea Olea europea 3.jpg  
 Panama Panama tree Sterculia apetala    
 Paraguay Lapacho Handroanthus impetiginosus Tabebuia impetiginosa hábito 2.jpeg  
 Peru CinchonaKiwicha CinchonaAmaranthus caudatus Amaranthus caudatus0.jpg
 Philippines Narra Pterocarpus indicus Pterocarpus indicus Blanco1.205.png  
 Poland Oak Quercus Raunkiaer.jpg
 Portugal Cork oak Quercus suber Cork tree.jpg
 Romania Oak Quercus Raunkiaer.jpg  
 Russia Birch tree Betula Betula pendula 001.jpg  
 Saudi Arabia Phoenix palm Phoenix Phoenix dactylifera100 4209.JPG  
 Scotland Scots Pine Pinus sylvestris Pinus sylvestris Glenmuick.jpg  
 Senegal Baobab Adansonia KayesBaobab.jpg  
 Serbia OakSerbian Spruce QuercusPicea omorika Picea omorika2.jpg  
 Slovakia Small-leaved Lime/Small-leaved Linden Tilia cordata Tilia cordata 60.jpg
 Slovenia Tilia (Linden) Tilia Tilia tomentosa.jpg  
 South Africa Real yellowwood Podocarpus latifolius Podocarpus latifolius - Cape Town - 3.JPG
 Sri Lanka Na Mesua ferrea MesuaFerrea IronWood.jpg  
 Tanzania African Blackwood Dalbergia melanoxylon    
 Thailand Rachapruek Cassia fistula Konnamaram.JPG  
 Ukraine PineWillow PinusSalix Salix alba Morton.jpg  
 United Kingdom Royal Oak Quercus robur Baginton oak tree july06.JPG  
 United States Oak Quercus Raunkiaer.jpg  
 Uruguay Arbol de Artiga Peltophorum dubium תמונה 1014.jpg  
 Venezuela Araguaney Tabebuia chrysantha Araguaney.jpg  
 Vietnam BambooRice Bambuseae, Oryza sativa BambooKyoto.jpg  
 Wales Sessile Oak Quercus petraea Quercus petraea 06.jpg

Courtesy : Wikipedia

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Know : FIFA World Cup Qualifiers Facts

Totally 204 Countries across the world aimed for a spot to play the FIFA World Cup 2014, played 820 matches and scored 2350 Goals! Finally 32 countries made it to the Group Stages! No Wonder why Football has more fans around the globe.

 Group A
Brazil
Croatia
Mexico
Cameroon
 Group B
Spain
Netherlands
Chile
Australia
 Group C
Colombia
Greece
Côte d’Ivoire
Japan
 Group D
Uruguay
Costa Rica
England
Italy
 Group E
Switzerland
Ecuador
France
Honduras
 Group F
Argentina
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Iran
Nigeria
 Group G
Germany
Portugal
Ghana
USA
 Group H
Belgium
Algeria
Russia
Korea Republic

Qualifiers

Continent wise Qualified / Unqualified Teams

(Click on the link of the countries for more details)

AFRICA

QUALIFIED TEAMS (5)

  1. AlgeriaAlgeria
  2. CameroonCameroon
  3. Côte d'IvoireCôte d’Ivoire
  4. GhanaGhana
  5. NigeriaNigeria

NOT QUALIFIED TEAMS (47)

  1. AngolaAngola
  2. BeninBenin
  3. BotswanaBotswana
  4. Burkina FasoBurkina Faso
  5. BurundiBurundi
  6. Cape Verde IslandsCape Verde Islands
  7. Central African RepublicCentral African Republic
  8. ChadChad
  9. ComorosComoros
  10. CongoCongo
  11. Congo DRCongo DR
  12. DjiboutiDjibouti
  13. EgyptEgypt
  14. Equatorial GuineaEquatorial Guinea
  15. EritreaEritrea
  16. EthiopiaEthiopia
  17. GabonGabon
  18. GambiaGambia
  19. GuineaGuinea
  20. Guinea-BissauGuinea-Bissau
  21. KenyaKenya
  22. LesothoLesotho
  23. LiberiaLiberia
  24. LibyaLibya
  25. MadagascarMadagascar
  26. MalawiMalawi
  27. MaliMali
  28. MauritiusMauritius
  29. MoroccoMorocco
  30. MozambiqueMozambique
  31. NamibiaNamibia
  32. NigerNiger
  33. RwandaRwanda
  34. Sao Tome e Principe Sao Tome e Principe
  35. SenegalSenegal
  36. SeychellesSeychelles
  37. Sierra LeoneSierra Leone
  38. SomaliaSomalia
  39. South AfricaSouth Africa
  40. SudanSudan
  41. SwazilandSwaziland
  42. TanzaniaTanzania
  43. TogoTogo
  44. TunisiaTunisia
  45. UgandaUganda
  46. ZambiaZambia
  47. ZimbabweZimbabwe


ASIA

QUALIFIED TEAMS (4)

  1. AustraliaAustralia
  2. IranIran
  3. JapanJapan
  4. Korea RepublicKorea Republic

NOT QUALIFIED TEAMS (39)

  1. AfghanistanAfghanistan
  2. BahrainBahrain
  3. BangladeshBangladesh
  4. CambodiaCambodia
  5. China PRChina PR
  6. Chinese TaipeiChinese Taipei
  7. Hong KongHong Kong
  8. IndiaIndia
  9. IndonesiaIndonesia
  10. IraqIraq
  11. JordanJordan
  12. Korea DPRKorea DPR
  13. KuwaitKuwait
  14. KyrgyzstanKyrgyzstan
  15. LaosLaos
  16. LebanonLebanon
  17. MacauMacau
  18. MalaysiaMalaysia
  19. MaldivesMaldives
  20. MongoliaMongolia
  21. MyanmarMyanmar
  22. NepalNepal
  23. OmanOman
  24. PakistanPakistan
  25. PalestinePalestine
  26. PhilippinesPhilippines
  27. QatarQatar
  28. Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia
  29. SingaporeSingapore
  30. Sri LankaSri Lanka
  31. SyriaSyria
  32. TajikistanTajikistan
  33. ThailandThailand
  34. Timor-LesteTimor-Leste
  35. TurkmenistanTurkmenistan
  36. United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emirates
  37. UzbekistanUzbekistan
  38. VietnamVietnam
  39. YemenYemen

Know : Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty(AONB) (Pictures)

An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) is an area of countryside considered to have significant landscape value in England, Wales or Northern Ireland, that has been specially designated by Natural England on behalf of the United Kingdom governmentNatural Resources Wales (formerly the Countryside Council for Wales) on behalf of the Welsh Government; or the Northern Ireland Environment Agency on behalf of the Northern Ireland Executive.

The primary purpose of the AONB designation is to conserve and enhance the natural beauty of the landscape, with two secondary aims: meeting the need for quiet enjoyment of the countryside and having regard for the interests of those who live and work there. To achieve these aims, AONBs rely on planning controls and practical countryside management.

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England

Arnside and SilverdaleFile:Arnside123.jpg


Blackdown HillsFile:Blackdown Hills at Dalwood.JPG


Cannock ChaseFile:Cannock Chase Path.jpg


Chichester HarbourFile:ChichesterHarbour-WestWittering.jpg


Chiltern HillsFile:Ivinghoe Beacon seen from The Ridgeway.jpg


CornwallFile:Cape Cornwall (Judithili) edit.jpg


CotswoldsFile:Cotswolds Panorama Fields.jpg


Cranborne Chase and West Wiltshire DownsFile:Two southern Fovant Badges.jpg


Dedham ValeFile:Cmglee Manningtree River Stour.jpg


Dorset

File:East Cliffs, West Bay, Dorset - geograph.org.uk - 758051.jpg


East DevonDorset-and-East-Devon-Coast


Forest of BowlandFile:Parlick 234-34.jpg


High WealdFile:WealdfromDowns.JPG


Howardian HillsFile:Howardian Hills.jpg


Isle of Wight


Isles of ScillyFile:Tresco - aerial photo6 edit.jpg


Kent DownsFile:DownsRanscombeFieldToMway0734c.JPG


Lincolnshire Wolds

File:Lincolnshirewolds.jpg


Malvern HillsFile:Malvern Hills - England.jpg


Mendip HillsFile:Crook Peak towards Compton Hill.jpg


NidderdaleFile:Upper Nidderdale.JPG


Norfolk CoastFile:Cromer beach summer UK.JPG


North Devon CoastFile:Cliffs Clovelly Coast West.JPG


North PenninesFile:Cauldron Snout - July 2006.jpg


Northumberland CoastFile:Bamburgh2006.jpg


North Wessex DownsFile:The South Western Slopes of Walbury Hill - geograph.org.uk - 62332.jpg


Quantock HillsFile:Quantockheather.jpg


Shropshire HillsFile:TheWrekin.jpg


Solway CoastFile:River Nith estuary.jpg


South DevonFile:Slapton Sands 1.jpg


Suffolk Coast and Heathssuffoth


Surrey HillsFile:CalvertRoadDorking.jpg


Tamar ValleyFile:St Stephens by Launceston, Higher New Bridge - geograph.org.uk - 37541.jpg


Wye Valley File:River Wye Lancat and Ban y Gore Nature Reserve.jpg



Wales

AngleseyAnglesey


Clwydian Range and Dee ValleyFile:Moel Arthur, Sir Ddinbych 02.JPG


Gower PeninsulaFile:Worm's Head (Rhossili).jpg


Llŷn Peninsula

File:Saint Tudwal's Islands.jpg


Wye Valley (partly in England)



Northern Ireland

Antrim Coast and GlensFile:The coast road near Glenarm - geograph.org.uk - 946278.jpg


Causeway CoastFile:Causeway-code poet-4.jpg


Lagan ValleyLagan Valley


Mourne MountainsFile:Mournes wiki.jpg


Binevenagh

File:Castle-rock-derry.jpg


Ring of GullionFile:Cam Lough - geograph.org.uk - 267458.jpg


SperrinsFile:Sawel mountain.jpg


Strangford Lough and LecaleFile:Strangford Lough.JPG



Courtesy : Wikipedia

Inspire : Viral on YouTube : This is what war does to children

Just because it is not happening here, doesn’t mean it is not happening! 

A young girl’s life gets turned upside-down in this tragic second a day video. Could this ever happen in the UK / any country? This is what war does to children. 

Share this #STOPWAR #WELOVEPEACE #PEACE #SayNoToWeapons

Courtesy : SaveTheChildrenUK

Why Sledging? : “Get ready for a ** broken arm” – Michael Clarke

Michael Clarke and James Anderson

Ashes is the Cricket series which not only being loved by the Aussies and the English, every cricket loving nation loves to watch the game. We regard Ashes as the Premium Quality bilateral series than any other series in Cricket. 

We all know players at times go verbal and its obvious in the game and it’s part of it. But this time many sports fans got disappointed by Clarke’s comment get ready for a ** broken arm”  during the first match. Clarke was fined 20 percent of his match fee on Monday after a stump microphone caught him telling the fast bowler to expect a broken arm in the final stages of Australia’s 381-run victory in Brisbane on Sunday. This went on air to millions of viewers as well by Channel Nine. 

Well there could be a reason why he might have behaved like that. However, what is the respect for this sport which is regarded as a Gentlemen’s Game? He should have handled it far better for his experience in the middle as an eminent player.

Similar issue goes around David Warner’s comment about Trott’s dismissal as  “pretty poor and pretty weak”

When Johnson was asked afterwards whether he had seen fear in Trott’s eyes, there was confirmation that England’s No3 has now become a target in Australia. “Do you want me to answer that?” Clarke said as Johnson hesitated. When the man of the match finally answered, he said: “I dunno. There were a couple of nice ones that were zinging past his nose where there might have been a little bit of fear there.”

Asked again whether he had seen fear in Trott’s eyes, Johnson smiled and said nothing. “Good answer, Mitchy, good boy,” added Clarke, to general hilarity. For Trott, this is deadly serious.

Cook had admitted: “He’s had a tough game, he knows that. But you have to remember the guy is class. He’s had a little blip in these last couple of games but he’s a class player and class players bounce back. I know he’s been working incredibly hard at it and anyone who has seen the net sessions can see he is trying to work on it.

“It is just a matter of him trying to take that into the middle. When the emotion and the pressure of the game is on, it can be quite tough to think as clearly as you need to.”

– Excerpts : Guardian

We Cricket fans knew very well about Australia and what they typically do in order to take an extra edge on the opponents. The world is watching you guys.  🙂 

A brief history about players who raised themselves to greater heights Stuart Broad, from the same English side is an example, he had got stuck for 6 sixes in an over once. Now he has emerged so matured and powerfully. Hope Warner understands this part of the game. Trott will come back! And we want him to come back strong.

It is a lesson for young cricketers what need to be talked on and off the field and how to deal with games like this. Hope the next generation cricketers do not sledge and keep the Cricket as  Gentlemen’s Game forever.