Thursday, May 28, 2009
"Dubbed as “Town of Han and Tang”, Xinghua has been a town for duration of more than a century since it was established in 920 A.D. Not just a Jiangsu’s historical and cultural city, Xinghua is now one of the top 100 cities (county-level) in China with its comprehensive economic capability."
"Xinghua City is situated between the two prefecture jurisdictions, Yangzhou and Yancheng, and borders Taizhou on south. Lying in a basin, the city has a low elevation over sea lever, only 1.8 m in average, and is nicknamed a big “Water Town”, surrounded by 22 rivers and 13 lakes in diverse sizes and lengths. "
"The city occupies a land of 2,393 square kilometers, the largest city under Taizhou’s jurisdiction. The population is about 1.6 million."
Here is a list of the participants in the Men's Chess championship of China (note that Hou Yifan is playing in the Men's championship and not the Women's championship)!:
GM Ni Hua 2724, GM Bu Xiangzhi 2704, GM Wang Hao 2696, GM Li Chao B 2643,GM Zhang Pengxiang 2638, Zhou Jianchao 2635, GM Hou Yifan 2590, GM Zhou Weiqi, 2563 GM Li Shilong 2557, GM Liang Chong 2511, Ding Liren CHN 2458 Ji Dan 2342
Here is a list of the participants in the Women's Chess championship of China:
GM Zhao Xue 2531, Ju Wenjun 2454, Tan Zhongyi CHN 2436, WGM Shen Yang 2420, IM Wang Yu A CHN 2364, WIM Zhang Xiaowen 2340, WGM Gu Xiaobing 2336, WGM Zhang Jilin
2335, WFM Ding Yixin 2281, Wang Xiaohui 2265,WIM Xu Tong 2231, Wang Jue 2162.
Here are the standings in the Women's Championship after 3 rounds of play:
1st-3rd: GM Zhao Xue 2531 2.5 points, WGM Shen Yang 2420, Tan Zhongyi 2436 all have 2.5 points,
4th-5th: IM Wang Yu A 2364, Wang Xiaohui 2265, both have 2 points
6th: WFM Ding Yixin 2281 1.5 points
7th-10th: Ju Wenjun 2454 1 point, WGM Zhang Jilin 2335 WIM Zhang Xiaowen 2340
WGM Gu Xiaobing 2336, all have 1 point
11th: Wang Jue 2162 and WIM Xu Tong 2231, both have 1/2 point .
Here are the standings in the Men's Championship after 3 rounds of play:
1. GM Wang Hao 2696 2.5 points
2nd-5th. Ding Liren 2458 , GM Bu Xiangzhi 2704, GM Zhou Weiqi 2563, GM Zhou Jianchao 2635, all have 2 points.
6th-8th. GM Ni Hua 2724, GM Li Chao B 2643, Ji Dan 2342, all have 1.5 points
9th-11th GM Zhang Pengxiang 2638, GM Hou Yifan 2590, GM Li Shilong 2557, all have 1 point
12th GM Liang Chong 2511, 0 points
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Thoughts worth thinking about
Laws alone can not secure freedom of expression; in order that every woman and man present their views without penalty, there must be spirit of tolerance in the entire population.- Albert Einstein Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. - Leo Buscaglia
A person's true wealth is the good he or she does in the world. - Mohammed
Our task must be to free ourselves... by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty. -Albert Einstein
The best way to find yourself, is to lose yourself in the service of others. - Ghandi
The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves. - Helen Keller
Aim for success, not perfection. Never give up your right to be wrong, because then you will lose the ability to learn new things and move forward with your life. Remember that fear always lurks behind perfectionism. Confronting your fears and allowing yourself the right to be human can, paradoxically, make yourself a happier and more productive person. - Dr. David M. Burns
Life is as dear to a mute creature as it is to man. Just as one wants happiness and fears pain, just as one wants to live and not die, so do other creatures. -His Holiness The Dalai Lama
Mankind's true moral test, its fundamental test (which lies deeply buried from view), consists of its attitude towards those who are at its mercy: animals. And in this respect mankind has suffered a fundamental debacle, a debacle so fundamental that all others stem from it. -
Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being
The worst sin towards our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them. That's the essence of inhumanity. -George Bernard Shaw
Ego's trick is to make us lose sight of our interdependence. That kind of ego-thought gives us a perfect justification to look out only for ourselves. But that is far from the truth. In reality we all depend on each other and we have to help each other. The husband has to help his wife, the wife has to help the husband, the mother has to help her children, and the children are supposed to help the parents too, whether they want to or not.-Gehlek Rinpoche Source: "The Best Buddhist Writing 2005 pg. 165
The hostile attitude of conquering nature ignores the basic interdependence of all things and events---that the world beyond the skin is actually an extension of our own bodies---and will end in destroying the very environment from which we emerge and upon which our whole life depends.