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E-Learning: Solution To Our Educational Woes

“Get out of tranquility and step in the practical life. Dedicate your faculties to seek improvement in every field to make the condition of people. It is only then we can be strong enough to counter threats to our nation and defeat our enemies.” Quaid-e Azam If we start discussing the problems that we face…

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October 3, 2017


Sharapova withdraws from Stanford with left arm injury

SAN FRANCISCO: Five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova withdrew from the WTA Bank of the West Classic just before her scheduled second-round match Wednesday with a left arm injury, tournament officials announced.

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August 3, 2017


Stanford ranked top US university on Forbes list

NEW YORK: California schools bested East Coast universities in Forbes' annual ranking of top US colleges on Wednesday, with Stanford University and Pomona College capturing the top two spots.Stanford, a research and teaching university in Northern California's Silicon Valley, ranked No. 1, jumping from third place last year after scoring high marks for retention rates…

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July 25, 2013


‘Genius’ inventor Stanford Ovshinsky dies aged 89

WASHINGTON: Stanford R. Ovshinsky, the Michigan-based inventor whose development of the nickel-metal hydride battery helped the Toyota Prius become the world's first successful hybrid car, died on Wednesday evening, aged 89.Ovshinsky, a self-taught scientist, also developed — and often patented — a wide variety of breakthrough products and processes, from thin-film solar cells to hydrogen…

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October 18, 2012


Tennis: Serena reaches Stanford semis

STANFORD: Serena Williams fought off fatigue to post a 6-4, 6-0 win over Chanelle Scheepers to reach the semi-finals of the WTA hardcourt tournament in Stanford.Williams, the top seed and defending champion, won a 43-minute first set punctuated by five breaks of serve against her sixth-seeded South African opponent.She said she was still feeling the…

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July 14, 2012


Tennis: Bartoli finds winning touch at WTA Stanford

STANFORD: Second-seeded Marion Bartoli won the last 11 games to surge past unranked US university player Mallory Burdette 7-5, 6-0 in the second round of the WTA hard-court tournament.France's Bartoli on Thursday lost only seven points on her serve in the second set as she recovered from 4-1 down in the opening frame against the…

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July 13, 2012


Tennis: Serena sends off US teen at WTA Stanford

STANFORD: Serena Williams encountered late resistance from a teen champion before the Wimbledon winner polished off Nicole Gibbs 6-2, 6-1 in her first match at the WTA Stanford Classic.World number four Williams on Wednesday was fighting off jet lag as well as reigning US college champion Gibbs, an American ranked 403rd in the world and…

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July 12, 2012


Serena sets up Sharapova showdown at WTA Stanford

STANFORD: Serena Williams set up a marquee quarter-final clash with Maria Sharapova at the $721,000 WTA Stanford hardcourt tournament. The 13-time Grand Slam champion, battling to regain her elite ranking status after a lengthy layoff for injury and illness, on Thursday defeated Russian Maria Kirilenko 6-2, 3-6, 6-2. “I'm sure we'll both go out and…

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July 29, 2011


Tennis: Radwanska cruises in Stanford opener

STANFORD: Fifth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska cruised into the second round of the WTA hardcourt tournament here Monday but eighth-seeded Dominika Cibulkova worked hard to get past Japanese veteran Kimiko Date-Krumm. Poland's Radwanska, ranked 14th in the world, defeated Czech Barbora Zahlavova Strycova 6-1, 6-2. “It was a good match,” said Radwanska, who is seeking her first…

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July 26, 2011


Stanford salutes SAMAA's Polio Cell

By Amir Jahangir SAMAA TV's Polio Control Cell was considered one of the most innovative initiatives for the media's role as a watchdog on Heath care Delivery Mechanisms, at the 6th international conference on Innovation Journalism at Stanford University, CA. SAMAA TV is a liberal Urdu language television channel in Pakistan, a country where polio…

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May 28, 2009


Location-awareness story wins Stanford InJo pick contest

Staff Report STANFORD CA,: Wired Magazine’s Contributing Editor Mathew Honan’s story ”I Am Here: One Man’s Experiment With the Location-Aware Lifestyle” has been chosen as Stanford InJo Pick 2009: The Best Innovation Journalism Story & Journalist of the Year, according to an announcement. Honans’ story described his experiences after starting to share his iPhone’s location…

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May 23, 2009


ECB ends contract with Stanford

LONDON: The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) severed ties Friday with Texas billionaire Allen Stanford, who is accused by U.S. regulators of a multibillion-dollar fraud. The board said it is canceling all its contracts with Stanford and will not participate in events he planned to back. Stanford funded a winner-take-all $20 million Twenty20 match,…

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February 21, 2009


Musharraf analyzes terrorism in Stanford talk

Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf said Friday that anyone involved in November's terrorist attacks in Mumbai must be punished, but warned that “hysteria” in India over the deadly siege threatens stability on the Indian subcontinent. “If there is proof, there must be action,” Musharraf said during a speaking event at Stanford University. But he added,…

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January 16, 2009


Venezuela raids offshore banker Stanford Bank

CARACAS: Venezuelan military intelligence officials on Friday raided offshore banking group Stanford International Bank, a prosecutor and the U.S.-founded company said. Stanford said it has strictly followed Venezuelan laws and regulations, will cooperate with the investigation and continues to operate normally despite the raid on one of its offices in Caracas. The top military prosecutor,…

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November 1, 2008


England-WI Stanford T20 match under threat

LONDON: The $20 million Twenty20 Stanford match between England and an all-star West Indies team could be in doubt after the Caribbean islands' board (WICB) lost a High Court case against sponsor Digicel, the BBC reported on Tuesday. The WICB will now have to withdraw its sanction for the lucrative match in Antigua on Nov….

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October 8, 2008