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March 9, 2011

University of Oregon hosts NIKE Clash of the Champions

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Photo: Roger Federer serves the ball during the Clash of Champions at Matthew Knight Arena on March 8, 2011 in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo © 2011 Steve Dykes/Getty Images).

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Photo: Roger Federer returns the shot of Rafael Nadal during their match at the Clash of Champions at Matthew Knight Arena on March 8, 2011 in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo © 2011 Steve Dykes/Getty Images).

Nike Tennis

Photo: Rafael Nadal returns the shot of Roger Federer during their match at the Clash of Champions at Matthew Knight Arena on March 8, 2011 in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo © 2011 Steve Dykes/Getty Images).

Nike Tennis

Photo: Maria Sharapova returns the shot of Victoria Azarenka during their match at the Clash of Champions at Matthew Knight Arena on March 8, 2011 in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo © 2011 Steve Dykes/Getty Images).

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Photo: (L to R) Victoria Azarenka, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Maria Sharapova play in a mixed doubles match as John McEnroe sits in the referees chair during the Clash of Champions at Matthew Knight Arena on March 8, 2011 in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo © 2011 Steve Dykes/Getty Images).

Nike Tennis

Photo: Roger Federer cheers on John McEnroe from the referees chair during the Clash of Champions at Matthew Knight Arena on March 8, 2011 in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo © 2011 Steve Dykes/Getty Images).

The University of Oregon’s sparkling new facility hosted four of the biggest stars from the professional tennis circuit, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Maria Sharapova, and Victoria Azarenka, who appeared March 8 in the “NIKE Clash of the Champions.” The event featured Sharapova and Azarenka playing a singles set, followed by a mixed doubles set and then a men’s singles set between the top two players in the world, Nadal and Federer.

“The NIKE Clash of the Champions is one of the most unique events we could dream of hosting,” University of Oregon Director of Athletics Rob Mullens told the media gathered to cover the event.

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March 8, 2011

Times Higher Education, London, publishes World University Rankings 2010-11

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Photo: PACCAR Hall - University of Washington Foster School of Business, Seattle, Washington, USA.

Times Higher Education, London, has published its annual World University Rankings.

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2010-11 have been developed in concert with the new rankings data provider — Thomson Reuters.

World University Rankings

“We believe we have created the gold standard in international university performance comparisons,” said Times Higher Education. “Our rankings of the top universities across the globe employ 13 separate performance indicators designed to capture the full range of university activities, from teaching to research to knowledge transfer. We are confident that the 2010-2011 world university rankings represent the most accurate picture of global higher education we have ever produced.”

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March 4, 2011

Tata Pixel: City Car Concept for Europe

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Tata Motors today presented at the 81st Geneva Motor Show the Tata Pixel, a new city car concept for Europe.

Tata Pixel, at just over three metres in length, is the most package efficient four-seater in the world, comfortably accommodating four adults.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Carl-Peter Forster, Managing Director and Group CEO of Tata Motors, said, “Tata Motors holds true to its belief that there is an opportunity in Europe for a city car, which is optimal in space, maneuverability and environment-friendliness. The Tata Pixel is a reflection of Tata Motors’ idea of what such a car should be.”

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The Tata Pixel’s ability to maneuver and park in the tightest of spaces is made possible by its Zero Turn toroidal traction-drive Infinitely Variable Transmission (IVT), which assists rotation of the outer rear wheel forwards and the inner rear wheel backwards, while the front wheels turn at acute angles. The result is a turning circle radius of just 2.6 metres.

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The ‘scissor’ doors rotate upwards from the front to allow passengers to effortlessly enter or exit the Tata Pixel, even in the tightest of spaces.

Taking its pursuit of electric vehicles forward, Tata Motors is also displaying the Tata Indica Vista Electric Vehicle at the Motor Show’s Green Pavilion. The Tata Indica Vista EV will be made available to fleet customers this summer in the UK. The four-seater family car has a predicted range of up to 160 km.

Tata Motors is India’s largest automobile company.

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Apple Launches iPad 2

New Design is Thinner, Lighter & Faster with FaceTime, Smart Covers & 10 Hour Battery.

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Apple today introduced iPad 2, the next generation of its device for browsing the web, reading and sending email, enjoying photos, watching videos, listening to music, playing games, reading ebooks and more. iPad 2 features an entirely new design that is 33 percent thinner and up to 15 percent lighter than the original iPad, while maintaining the same 9.7-inch LED-backlit LCD screen.

With the new front and rear cameras, iPad 2 users can now make FaceTime calls to millions of iPhone 4, iPod touch and Mac users so they can see family and friends anywhere there is Wi-Fi.

iPad 2 with Wi-Fi will be available on March 11 in the USA, while it will be available in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK on March 25; and later in more countries around the world.

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March 3, 2011

Coca-Cola Music: One Band. 24 Hours. A Brand New Song Inspired By Fans Across The World.

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Coke Maroon 5

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Photo: Maroon 5.

On March 22 live from London, Coca-Cola and the band, Maroon 5, are bringing fans from around the world together.

For one epic session, fans will be invited to inspire the band “Maroon 5” as they compose an original song from start to finish in just 24 hours. Enabled by innovative interactive projection technology, fans will be given a virtual all-access pass to the studio by visiting www.coca-cola.com/music, where they will be able to interact with the band and lend their creative inspiration to lyrics, riffs and rhythms for the new song. They’ll get to contribute throughout the process and, at the end of 24 hours, will have helped inspire a hot new Maroon 5 track to share with the world.

The 24hr Session is part of “Coca-Cola Music,” an innovative new music program from Coca-Cola that will give teens the inside track on the creation of music and the opportunity to view the industry’s leading artists at work.

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“Coca-Cola has a long history of using the power of music to bring people together from around the world in the most relevant and compelling ways,” said Joe Belliotti, Director of Global Entertainment Marketing, The Coca-Cola Company. “We are excited to be working with Maroon 5. They have a huge global following and a strong track record of producing great music. They have worked closely with us to help shape the event and ensure the session will be a fun and engaging experience for fans no matter where in the world they are.”

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March 2, 2011

Promoting Universal Education

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Photo: Petra Nemcova, model, television host and Founder of the Happy Hearts Fund (HHF), addresses a joint press conference at UN Headquarters on “Partnering with the Philanthropic Community to Promote Education for All”. The Event was organized by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs in collaboration with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the United Nations Office for Partnerships and the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy. February 28, 2011. United Nations, New York. UN Photo/Mark Garten.

Joining Ms. Nemcova at the press conference were Susan Durston, Associate Director of Education Programmes for UNICEF, Olav Seim, Director of the Education for All Global Partnership Team; Danielle Ryan, Representative of the Cathal Ryan Trust; Carlos Domínguez, Senior Vice-President of Cisco Corporation; Hikmet Ersek, President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Western Union; and Jaime Barclay, Senior Philanthropy Specialist of the Symantec Corporation. Ms. Barclay said that Symantec had donated funds, time and software to causes around the world in the area of education through such proven organizations as Room to Read, to which it was announcing a $1 million grant for literacy facilities and related initiatives in India.

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Libyan Crisis: UN Secretary-General meets with U.S. President

United Nations

Photo: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (left) meets with Barack Obama, President of the United States of America, inside the White House Oval Office, Washington D.C., where they discussed the ongoing crisis in Libya. February 28, 2011. Washington DC, United States. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe.

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March 1, 2011

Iconic Sports Car: Jaguar Original Geneva E-Type Marks a Special Anniversary

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Photo: Excitement on the eve of the 2011 Geneva Motor Show as senior executives from Tata Group and Jaguar Land Rover opened Show activities with a celebration of Jaguar’s E-type. (right to left) Mr Carl-Peter Forster, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Tata Motors; Mr Ratan N. Tata, Chairman of Tata Sons; Mr Ravi Kant, Vice-Chairman of Tata Motors; and Dr Ralf Speth, Chief Executive Officer of Jaguar Land Rover. They met with E-type owners and had the opportunity to drive prestige examples of the sports car classic. The iconic sports car was first unveiled 50 years ago in Geneva at the Hotel du Parc des Eaux Vives.

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