March 13 is a National day for internet freedom in Tunisia.After the fall of Zine El Abidine Ben Ali’s regime in 2011, the day was initiated in 2012 by then-president Moncef Marzouki in honor of cyber dissident Zouhair Yahyaoui . This year, the Tunisian postal service released two postage stamps celebrating internet freedom and commemorating Yahyaoui’s life. Continue reading
The NS50 stamp set celebrates key milestones of NS since its introduction in 1967.They include the passing of the NS Bill in Parliament on March 14, 1967, the enlistment of the first batches of full-time NSmen into the Singapore Armed Forces, the Singapore Police Force, and the Singapore Civil Defence Force, as well as the introduction of the Open Mobilisation System.Also featured on the stamps are founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew and former Defence Minister Goh Keng Swee. Continue reading
China has issued a set of four stamps titled Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter, priced at 5.4 yuan (78 US cents), on 20th March 2017.Designed by established artist Feng Yuan, each stamp portrays a landscape and speaks to a philosophy adopted by ancient Chinese that man should follow natural rules in everyday life.
“Spring” shows children flying kites and swallow crossing the sky while sprouting willow trees indicating the arrival of spring. Continue reading
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Smæra – White Clover (Trifolium repens), which give pale yellow hues.
Klokkulyngur – Bell Heather (Erica cinerea), which gives light green hues.
Korki – Ochrolechia (Ochrolechia tartarea), a lichen that grows on rocks and stones and gives purple hues.
Steinamosi – Salted Shield Lichen or Crottle (Parmelia saxatilis), also a lichen that grows on rocks and stones, which gives brownish hues.
Kattarklógv – Bog Asphodel (Narthecium ossifragum), gives more dusty yellow hues than White Clover.
Mjaðarurt – Meadowsweet or Mead Wort (Filipendura ulmaria), which gives a slightly brighter purple than the Ochrolechia.
Issue Date: 27.02.2017 Designer: Artist: Edward Fuglø Printer: LM-Group, Canada Process: Offset Size: 32 x 47 mm Values: 6 x 9,50 DKK
Lakes in the Faroe Islands
Issue Date: 27.02.2017 Designer: Photographer: Eirik Sørstrømmen Printer: Cartor Security Printing, France Process: Offset Size: 56,0 x 21,0 mm Values: 17 and 19 DKK
For the native Faroese this is a part of life. In the morning lazy waves roll quietly and rhythmically against the coast – in the afternoon violent surf breaks on the same shore, leaving white foam and turquoise whirlpools in its wake. On the way to the grocery store white cumulus clouds drift lazily across the blue-grey sky – on the way home torrential rain falls from a thick dark carpet of clouds – and, believe me, in the Faroes it always rains sideways.
Issue Date: 27.02.2017 Designer: Photographer: Saviour Mifsud Printer: Cartor Security Printing, France Process: Offset Size: 40,0 x 26,0 mm Values: 9,50 DKK
Rhino is the first wildlife animal depicted on Indian stamp on 1st October 1962. The Indian rhinoceros (Rhinoceros unicornis) is the largest of the three Asian rhino species , and has a single horn which can grow to approximately 60 centimetres in length . Like all rhino horns, it is composed of Keratin , a protein also found in human hair and nails, rather than bone .
The hairless skin of the Indian rhinoceros is grey or greyish-brown , and has many loose folds as well as lumps, known as tubercles , giving this species an armour-plated appearance . The male Indian rhino, which is generally bigger than the female , has large, sharp incisors that may be used in fights over females during the breeding season.The Indian rhino is often accompanied by egrets and various species of ‘tick birds’, including myna birds, that ride on its back.
As the war continued its persistent trudge into 1917, New Zealanders began to grow weary of this Great War that seemed to have no end in sight. Those on the Western Front were living in cold, wet trenches, and would experience the deadliest day in New Zealand’s military history when 845 lives were lost at the Belgian town of Passchendaele.
The set of two miniature sheets in the issue feature letters from members of the Knight family written during the war – Ellen and her sons would write back and forth constantly in a bid to stay connected. The miniature sheet with four stamps features a newspaper clipping reporting on the Battle of Messines, and the miniature sheet with six stamps features a newspaper clipping reporting on Passchendaele.Issue Date 5 April 2017
30c Mourning gecko – Lepidodactylus lugubris-Not only has this sociable gecko been known to make a great pet, it has caused great interest in the scientific world due to its ability to reproduce without a male. The females are able to clone themselves and usually have two eggs in each batch. They communicate mainly through clicks, chirping and tail waving, and it’s rumoured that they recieved their name when locals heard them calling for their lost male counterparts. Continue reading
The Faroese eider is a subspecies of Somateria mollissima (Somateria mollissima faeroensis), found only in the Faroe Islands. It is a non-migratory bird, seen along coastal areas in the islands all year round, being the Faroes’ most widespread and largest wild duck (size up to 58 cm). Continue reading
50 Years of Indian Forest Service
Date of Release-February 2017,Port Blair
First T20 Match in UP