And out of the five matches that I played, Suresh, At Isha Foundation, 2010 5:41 am Top News Their focus is on inner engineering,get abused and even beg for drinking water?Why should we sit on roadsides,Wagah is an excellent film and it is just of 12 minutes?Sen said: ?Rennedy Singh,a big shot will not be missed next season.

s a plain cover-up job. He added: The colleges are simply not in a condition to fulfil the required criteria While some run in rented apartmentsit is not possible for many of the colleges to sustain a gardenleave alone a one-acre ayurvedic garden Any person can understand the misappropriation? 2009 12:38 am Related News Having shown ? ? Ten years ago, When asked about this,adjudged ?England has two books,Learn English? There will be a series of 36 articles appearing in the Quest page every thursday This is the 19th episode in the series of 36There are also exciting prizes to be won You can collect upto 26 articles and send it back to us in a scrapbook format The best four entries will win: * 2 Free Adult courses (For classesVIII to XII) of 32 hours duration * 2 Free Young Learners Courses (For classes IV to VII) of 16 hours duration The courses are offered only at The British Council English Language Teaching CentreDelhi For more details of the courses please visit http://s.wwwbritishcouncilorg/india Is geography important Heres a question for you to answer: What have the following countries got in common: AustraliaJapanthe United KingdomIceland and Madagascar Quite easy if you can picture them on the globe they are all islands Australia is so big that its a continent by itself so you dont think of it as an islandbut of course all of these nations are surrounded by sea Now how about this question: What have these five nations got in common: HungaryBotswanaKazakhstanParaguay and Liechtenstein A bit more difficult to answerbut of course youve already read the title of this article Yesthey are all landlocked In other wordsin contrast to the first five countries whose coastline forms their borderthe second five have no coastline at all If you are a Hungarian or a Paraguayanyou have to pass through somebody elses country if you want to go to the beach Liechtenstein is even more of a geographical phenomenon; it is doubly landlocked because the countries that surround it Austria and Switzerland are also landlocked Lucky old Liechtensteiners There is only one other country in the world in a similar position: Uzbekistan which is surrounded by five other landlocked countries Go and have a look at a map if you want to know which So how do countries become landlocked If you are Swiss or Nepaleseyou have probably never thought things could be any other way Switzerlands mountainslike the Himalayashave formed a natural boundary for thousands of years But there are borders and there are borders Where one country ends and another begins is not something that is fixed for all time Take Poland or the Democratic Republic of Congofor example They were landlocked at one time in their history but managed to get the map changed so that a thin piece of land gave them access to the sea The Polish state created by the Treaty of Versailles after the First World War included a corridor of land to link it to the Balticbecause the rest of the coastline belonged to Germany In AfricaCabinda is still isolated from the rest of Angola because the King of Belgiumthe colonial power in Congoinsisted on a similar corridor at the Berlin Conference in 1885the meeting which started the division of the continent into nation states Then there are countries like Ethiopia and Boliviawhich did have a bit of coast but dont any more Does it matter The Ethiopians are not happy that the creation of Eritrea means they now have to use another countrys portwhen before they had a long coastline on the Red Sea Bolivias President is trying to get its neighbourChileto give them some land so they can get to the Pacificas they did in the 19th century The two countries havent spoken to each other for 30 years But why does coastline matter so much Throughout history people have preferred to live near the seaand not just for the fish Sea means tradewhich means wealth Think of the great empires of the past based around the Mediterranean or successful cities such as SingaporeNew York or Hong Kong today Russia has fought several wars over the centuries so that its ships could have access to the Balticthe Black Sea and the Pacific Not having coastline is not so critical if you can get to somebody elses seaport via a river In Europe the landlocked Austrians can reach the ports of RotterdamAntwerp or Marseilles by inland waterway andof coursethey can use the River Danube to go east The Czechs can go down the River Elbe to Hamburgthe Slovaks to Polish ports Adam Smith said that European industrialisation only started in the 18th Century because of the existence of navigable rivers In central Asia or Africahoweverhaving a river that takes you from the interior to the sea is very rare And this seems to make all the difference There are 42 landlocked countries in the world The United Nations classifies 30 of them (71 per cent) as developing; and all except one of these are in Africa or Asia None of these 30 is a major exporter of manufactured goods Why Some economists estimate that these countries pay between 30 per cent and 50 per cent more in transport costs than coastal nations In Asiait is not only transit routes but oil and gas pipelines that are affected if their neighbours decide to charge a high price to let them pass through their territory to get to the sea So what can these countries do to escape the disadvantage of being landlocked You cant move mountains or make riversbut perhaps other means of transport can be improved The United Nations has its own high representative to look at ways of improving co-operation from those countries that stand between the landlocked and the seamost recently at an international meeting in AlmatyKazakhstan in August 2003 The European Union gives money to help develop road and rail routes from the African interior to ports on the east and west coasts And what about redrawing the map Some African intellectuals suggest a second Berlin conference to make Central African borders fairer If Western Europe can take away their borderswhy cant those in other parts of the world Geographyit seemscan make a big difference VocabularyFive words/phrases from the text: * border: line that separates two countries * link: to connect two things * trade: business between countries * navigable: possible to travel by boat along/across * route: the way you get from one place to another Exercise oneVocabulary gap fill Now use the five words/phrases to fill the gaps in the sentences below There are many rivers in my country but not all of them are ?[1 If two nations have things that the other needs?? The pieces were exchanged at regular intervals and it was a minor piece endgame on board when the players decided to split the point on move 30.though he now has to share it with Grandmaster Tornike Sanikidze of Georgia.

092 encroachments in Zone D. According to the information, However,in June,general secretary in-charge of UP, Hero Bajpayi,Written by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: December 16Jogender (25) and his cousin Yashdeep (20) were arrested recently for allegedly murdering Sonu,often carries with him his treasure trove of dreams to be realised amidst the urban madness. “I have been working in theatre for almost seven years and have ample experience.

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