Bo Guagua enrolls at Columbia Law School

first_imgBo Guagua, the son of disgraced Chinese diplomat Bo Xilai, has reportedly enrolled at Columbia Law School in New York, in order to continue his studies in the US.The news emerged last week after a journalist for Chinese magazine Caixin tweeted a screen-shot of the Columbia University student directory. The web page lists Bo Guagua’s name, student number and university email address.Experts believe that Mr Bo, who was an undergraduate at Balliol College, Oxford, is unlikely to ever return to China following the imprisonment of his mother, Gu Kailai, for the murder of British businessman Neil Heywood.She claimed at her trial that she poisioned Heywood after he threatened the safety of her son.Bo Guagua’s father, Bo Xilai, is expected to stand trial for corruption in China in the coming weeks, after the investigation into Heywood’s murder exposed a network of corruption in the Communist Party.Last week the LA Times reported claims that Bo Xilai may have struck a deal with prosecutors in order to protect his son.One of their political commentators, Hu Ping, a Chinese exile based in New York, wrote, “If the old man doesn’t accept his crimes, they’ll go after his son. Bo Xilai has to cooperate with the authorities to make sure his son can avoid trouble.”last_img read more

Pioneer League basketball brackets released; Wellington girls embark on Haven Tourney; Conway Springs girls win…

first_imgBy Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Midweek basketball report including year end Pioneer League Middle School Tournament brackets to be held next weekend, and updates of the Sumner County high school teams going into this weekend.Pioneer League Tournament brackets releasedThe seventh and eighth grade boys and girls Wellington Knight basketball teams will be participating in their season ending tournament starting Feb. 6 that will carry through to next week if they are successful.The girls tournaments will be played at Winfield while the boys will be playing at Arkansas City.The full brackets for the girls tournaments can be found here and the boys tournaments here.The Wellington seventh grade girls are the No. 1 seed in the six-team tournament and will await the winner of #4 Winfield and No. 5 Mulvane at 12:45 a.m. Saturday. If they win they will play at 5 p.m. Monday.The Wellington eighth grade girls are No. 2 and received a first round bye. They will play the winner of #3 Mulvane and #6 Clearwater at 11:30 a.m. Saturday.The Wellington eighth boys are No. 1 seed and will get a first round bye. They will play the winner of #4 El Dorado and #5 Ark City at 11:30 a.m. The eighth grade boys are No. 4 seed and will play #5 Mulvane in the first round at 9 a.m. Saturday. If they win they will play No. 1 Ark City at 11:30 a.m.Wellington girls The Lady Dukes finally get back to action in the first round of the Haven Tournament, after what seems like an eternity since their last game, a 65-27 win over El Dorado on Jan. 15. The full bracket can be found here.Wellington was hoping to make it 10-0 against the Chaparral Roadrunners, who is 1-9. They squared off at 3 p.m. today.If Wellington won, the Crusaders will play the winner of Kingman and Cheney on Friday at 6 p.m. in the semifinals.This will be a good tournament. Five teams come into the tournament with winning records. Interesting to note, the Goddard girls will be playing in the tournament as well and is the No. 2 seed with a 7-1 record. That team is coached by former Wellington girls basketball coach Kevin Hackerott.Wellington boysThe Gentleman Dukes have the week off after finishing second in the Chaparral Tournament Saturday. The 6-6 Crusaders won’t get back to play until Tuesday, Feb. 2 when Buhler comes to town. They will then travel to Augusta on Friday, Feb. 5.Conway Springs girls, Belle Plaine girlsBoth Sumner County Central Plains League teams are playing in the Sedgwick Tournament. Conway Springs won its tournament opener to Inman 26-23 Tuesday and will battle Canta-Galva at 7:30 p.m. tonight. Saturday will be the finals.Belle Plaine girls lost to Fairfield 55-23 on Tuesday. and battled Wichita Independent today in consolation play.Conway Springs boysThe Cardinals, still basking in their Chaparral Tournament Championship, will be hosting Garden Plain in their first meeting of the season. This will be a non-league game. Conway Springs is 11-1 and haven’t lost in 2016.Belle Plaine boys The Dragons went 1-2 in the Chaparral Tournament. The Dragons will not play until they host Wichita Trinity on Tuesday.Oxford boys The Oxford boys traveled to Cedar/Vale Dexter for a non-league contest Tuesday and lost 47-44. The box score is as follows: CVD       15   12   11   9    47Oxford     6    14   10  14   44Scoring for Oxford: Clements 5, Vaughn 3, Perrin 8, Reuter 4, Shimkus 4, Eichelberger 4, Hunt 18. CVD — Sweaney 7, Berkley 7, Adkins 8, Call 7, Marker 13, Rhodd 5. 3 PT FG: Oxford: 1 (Clements 1) CVD: 4 (Marker 3, Sweaney 1) FT: Oxford: 7/11 CVD: 7/13Coach Kyle Green comments:“We did make shots early in this game, got great looks, didn’t finish. Put ourselves in a hole in the first quarter, but we battled back. This team doesn’t quit getting after it and that’s one thing I’m very thankful for. We had a chance down 1 a couple times in the 4th and just couldn’t get a shot to fall and we had great looks. Had a shot at the end to win it as well, kids executed the set perfectly, but it wasn’t meant too be. We put ourselves in a position to win and that’s all I can ask. We will be at home Friday vs. Central Burden for homecoming.”Caldwell boysThe Bluejays, who placed third in the SCBL Tournament, couldn’t get past Argonia on Tuesday losing 54-42, despite getting 15 points from Colten Ward. The box score is as follows:Argonia 54, Caldwell 42 — Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! 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But now the Red Raiders appear to be back in the swing of things with its 54-42 victory over Caldwell Tuesday.Seth Hemberger scored 24 points for the Red Raiders Friday.Argonia, winners of three straight, hosts Sedan Friday night. Sedan was the SCBL Tournament Champions.———Caldwell, Argonia girls The Bluejay girls defeated Argonia 32-29 Friday. The box score for that game was:Caldwell 32, Argonia 29 — Argoniacenter_img — 32 11 13 54 11 29 5 Caldwell Caldwell – Ward 7, S. Schmidt 2, Bruey 4, Kt. Schmidt 4, Stuewe 9, Ohnemiller 2, Lebeda 2, Blake 2.Argonia – Booker 2, Thompson 2, Vineyard 16, Tracy 9.Follow us on Twitter. 8 4 12 — 16last_img read more

SPECTACULAR! DONEGAL’S TRIBUTE TO OUR OLYMPIC ATHLETES

first_imgWhat do you get when you cross five stepladders, five dog leads, some wire wool and five kitchen whisks?The answer is an amazing tribute to Ireland’s Olympic and Paralympic athletes.The amazing sight was captured by a group of amateur photographers from Buncrana. Members of Buncrana Camera Club decided they wanted to produce a picture that would capture the spirit of the games.And so armed with the necessary equipment and very good balance they have captured an amazing photograph.The picture was taken after a number of initially unsuccessful attempts on the Castle Bridge in Buncrana.The underside of the bridge was already lit up green from St Patrick’s day but there was no other trick photography. Gerard O’Kane of Buncrana Club, said they are delighted with the end result.Gerard, one of 54 members of the thriving club, revealed it took 10 photographers to get the perfect picture but they are not revealing who took the actual shot.“It was very much a team effort on behalf of the club.“It took us more than three hours to get it right and we even had to wait on a local fisherman to finish on the river.“But I have to say, it was certainly worth waiting for,” he said. Gerard revealed the technique used to capture the image which is already making its way around the world via the internet.“We put the steel wool into the whisks which are then tied to dogs leads of the same length.“The wool is then set on fire and the sparks create the rings when they are swung around.“It took us a number of attempts and we finally got finished up at 1am but it was worth it,” he said. SPECTACULAR! DONEGAL’S TRIBUTE TO OUR OLYMPIC ATHLETES was last modified: July 25th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Buncrana Camera ClubCastle Bridgedog leadsOlympic Gameswhiskswire woollast_img read more