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Friday, April 30, 2010

CBC News - British Columbia - B.C. gay basher gets 17-month sentence

CBC News - British Columbia - B.C. gay basher gets 17-month sentence

What is this judge thinking? He gave 17 months to the offender for a hate crime which resulted
in the fracturing of the victim's jaw?? Come on judge, there should be no leniency for a crime like this!

This judge needs to get out into  the real world. He has no idea what it is like to be hated by even
one other person in this world! I know what it is like!
Being hated changes your entire personality and even causes the
person being hated to incur severe health issues due to this disgusting behavior! If you are hated once,
it affects you for the rest of your life on this planetIt affects your self-esteem, it affects
your drive and motivation in life, and it can even lead to the victim trying suicide! Why should someone have to endure this kind of criminal behavior??

Analysis of Game 5 of the 2010 World Chess Championship

 Analysis of the Game 5 of the 2010 World Chess Championship:
(a)done by GM Christian Bauer and IM Alexander Ipatov can be viewed at this website:

(b)Comments by GM Susan Polgar regarding game 5,  for some reason are found at this link:

Frogs and humans are kissing cousins

"What's the difference between a frog, a chicken, a mouse and a human? Not as much as you'd think, according to an analysis of the first sequenced amphibian genome."

To find out more please visit the following website:

Diminishing sea ice found to have key role in recent rise in Arctic temperatures

The central role of diminishing sea ice in recent Arctic temperature amplification

Journal name:Nature Volume:464,Pages:1334–1337Date published:(29 April 2010)  DOI: oi:10.1038/nature09051
"The rise in Arctic near-surface air temperatures has been almost twice as large as the global average in recent decades1, 2, 3—a feature known as ‘Arctic amplification’. Increased concentrations of atmospheric greenhouse gases have driven Arctic and global average warming1, 4; however, the underlying causes of Arctic amplification remain uncertain. The roles of reductions in snow and sea ice cover5, 6, 7 and changes in atmospheric and oceanic circulation8, 9, 10, cloud cover and water vapour11, 12 are still matters of debate. A better understanding of the processes responsible for the recent amplified warming is essential for assessing the likelihood, and impacts, of future rapid Arctic warming and sea ice loss13, 14. Here we show that the Arctic warming is strongest at the surface during most of the year and is primarily consistent with reductions in sea ice cover. Changes in cloud cover, in contrast, have not contributed strongly to recent warming. Increases in atmospheric water vapour content, partly in response to reduced sea ice cover, may have enhanced warming in the lower part of the atmosphere during summer and early autumn. We conclude that diminishing sea ice has had a leading role in recent Arctic temperature amplification. The findings reinforce suggestions that strong positive ice–temperature feedbacks have emerged in the Arctic15, increasing the chances of further rapid warming and sea ice loss, and will probably affect polar ecosystems, ice-sheet mass balance and human activities in the Arctic2."


Game 5 of 2010 World Chess Championship drawn

Game 5 of the World Chess Championship between  GM's Anand and Topalov was played today
in Sofia, Bulgaria. The result of the game was a draw in 44 moves. You can play through the moves
of this game by going to this website:
This draw result means the match score is

The next game in the match will be on Saturday,with Anand having the advantage of the
white pieces.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Analysis of Zhu Chen-Hou Yifan Chess game from round 4 of the FIDE Women's Grand Prix

I have just completed the analysis of another chess game. This game comes from round 4
of the current Women's Grand Prix Chess tournament, and is between
former World Chess Champion Zhu Chen of Qatar  and GM Hou Yifan of China.
This game is game number 51, in the Chessviewer Deluxe game index, and involves
the Nimzo-Indian Defense. In this game GM  Hou Yifan pounces on an error by
her opponent with a beautiful tactic to win the game!

Here is some information concerning the two players in this game I have analyzed for you:

Zhu Chen – The (Qatari) Chinese Chess Player

"Zhu Chen is a Chinese born convert and chess grandmaster who is married to a Qatari Chessmaster Mohamad Al-Modiahki. She is now a Qatari citizen and represents Qatar at the international level."
(source of text and image: " In 2001,she became China's second women's world chess champion after Xie Jun, and in that same year
she became China's 13th Grandmaster.At the age of 25 she defeated Alexandra Kosteniuk of Russia in a tournament for the 2001/2002 Women's World Chess Championship, by 5-3, becoming the eleventh champion. She won the World Junior Girls Chess Championship in 1994 and 1996.
Zhu gave up the chance to defend her world title in Georgia in May 2004 due to a jammed schedule and her pregnancy.Zhu is married to Qatari Grandmaster Mohamad Al-Modiahki, and now represents Qatar

16- year old Hou Yifan (source of image:චෙස්-ලොවේ-ලාබාලතම-මහදුරු/hou-yifan-china/ was born on February 27,1994. and  is a "chess prodigy, who in 2008, became the youngest ever female in history (at the age of 14 years 6 months) to qualify for the title of Grandmaster.In June 2007, she became China's youngest ever National Women's Champion, and in September 2008 she became the youngest ever finalist for the Women's World Championship title.Hou started playing chess regularly at the age of 6, but became fascinated with the game when she was 3 years old. "I took up chess because I was fascinated by the pieces - I just liked it. In the future, I want to be a professional chess player or maybe study to be a doctor", she said in 2007." (source:

I hope you enjoy playing through this game!

3rd Women's Chess Grand Prix:Round 4 results and standings

All but one of the games at today's fourth round of the FIDE Woman's Grand  Prix Chess tournament
had a decisive result today in Nalchik: (it is very interesting that in four of these decisive games
the player of the black pieces won the game!). Here are the results from round 4 (the player
on the left had the white pieces in the game): source of information:

Round 4 on 2010/04/29 at 15:00
12GMZhu Chen24760 - 1GMHou Yifan25708
9GMZhao Xue24900 - 1IMMkrtchian Lilit25037
10IMDanielian Elina24910 - 1GMCramling Pia25236
11WGMMunguntuul Batkhuyag24280 - 1GMKosintseva Tatiana25245
1GMDzagnidze Nana24791 - 0WIMYildiz Betul Cemre22444
2WGMKovanova Baira2385½ - ½GMKoneru Humpy26223

These results mean the following standings exist after 4 rounds of play:

15GMKosintseva Tatiana2524RUS*11½1
21GMDzagnidze Nana2479GEO*1½1½3
36GMCramling Pia2523SWE*½½½1
42WGMKovanova Baira2385RUS0*½½12
3GMKoneru Humpy2622IND½½*012
4WIMYildiz Betul Cemre2244TUR0*½1½2
7IMMkrtchian Lilit2503ARM½*½012
8GMHou Yifan2570CHN0½½*12
12GMZhu Chen2476QAT½½10*2
1011WGMMunguntuul Batkhuyag2428MGL001½*
119GMZhao Xue2490CHN½½00*1
1210IMDanielian Elina2491ARM000½*½

Here are the pairings for round 5
(the player on the left has the white pieces in the game):

Round 5 on 2010/04/30 at 15:00
3GMKoneru Humpy2622-GMZhu Chen247612
4WIMYildiz Betul Cemre2244-WGMKovanova Baira23852
5GMKosintseva Tatiana2524-GMDzagnidze Nana24791
6GMCramling Pia2523-WGMMunguntuul Batkhuyag242811
7IMMkrtchian Lilit2503-IMDanielian Elina249110
8GMHou Yifan2570-GMZhao Xue24909

Best wishes to all of the players for round 5!

Visit GM Alexandra Kosteniuk's Women's Chess Blog:Please click on the image below:

Visit GM Alexandra Kosteniuk's Women's Chess Blog:Please click on the image below:
Chess needs more women and girl participants and administrators!

Thoughts worth thinking about

"Our subconscious minds have no sense of humor, play no jokes and cannot tell the difference between reality and an imagined thought or image. What we continually think about eventually will manifest in our lives."-Sidney Madwed

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.