Current Affairs: Colombipra's Paulina Vega wins Miss Universe title

Colombia's Paulina Vega was crowned Miss Universe on Monday, beating out contenders from the United States, Ukraine, Jamaica and The Netherlands at the world's top beauty pageant in Florida.

The 22-year-old model and business student triumphed over 87 other women from around the world, and is only the second beauty queen from Colombia to take home the prize. The last time Colombia won the crown was in 1956 when Luz Marina Zuluaga took home the title. Vega, wearing a long silver sequined gown, was beaming and tearful as she accepted her sash and crown from reigning Miss Universe, Venezuelan Gabriela Isler. She edged out first runner-up, Nia Sanchez from the United States, hugging her as her win was announced. Vega spoke proudly of her country, and said in the question round Colombia has been a role model for the rest of the world. We are persevering people, despite all the obstacles, we keep fighting for what we want to achieve. After years of difficulty, we are leading in several areas on the world stage. Vega won highest possible score of 9.9 in every presentation at the Miss Universe Colombia contest, according to the pageant's website. The five-foot-nine (180 centimeter) model from Barranquilla is the granddaughter of legendary tenor Gaston Vega and 1953 Miss Atlantico, Elvira Castillo. She beat out Ukraine's Diana Harkusha, Yasmin Verheijen from the Netherlands and Miss Jamaica Kaci Fennell, who were also top five finalists. The 63rd edition of the Miss Universe pageant, held at Florida International University, geared up with the traditional parade of eye-catching national costumes before a full house of enthusiastic fans. Ten judges were tasked to select this year's winner, including Cuban-American music mogul Emilio Estefan, Cuban soap opera star William Levy and Philippine boxing great Manny Pacquiao. The event is actually the 2014 Miss Universe pageant. The competition was pushed back until now to try to get a bigger television audience. The contest, owned by Donald Trump, is watched by about 600 million worldwide, pageant officials say. There was some criticism of the USD 2.5 million contribution that the city of Doral made to the pageant, as local politicians were divided over whether the promotion for the city near Miami is worth that money.

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Movie news: Gopala Gopala Movie 5 Days Collections

Gopala Gopala Movie 5 Days Collections

Venkatesh, Pawan Kalyan and Shriya Saran are seen in the lead characters in the recently released film Gopala Gopala is running successfully with positive talk.

The film has managed to
collect Rs. 20.28 crores share in first 5 Days of its run in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh regions. Gopala Gopala has collected Rs. 7.09 Crores in Nizam area till now. This movie is tipped to be a satirical drama which is the official remake of Bollywood movie Oh My God.

Shrath Marar and Suresh Babu jointly produced Gopala Gopala film while Kishore Kumar Pardhasani is the director and Anup Rubens composed tunes.

Area                        5 Days Share

Nizam                         7.09
Ceded                         3.45
Nellore                       0.73
Krishna                      1.43
Guntur                       1.83
Vizag                         2.32
East Godavari           1.98
West Godavari          1.45
Total Share              20.28 (Andhra Pradesh + Telangana)  


Tech Buzz: Beijing team proposes effortless phone charging with light beams

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A prototype implementation of AuthoCharge. Top: the charger side components. Bottom: the smartphone side components. Credit: Yunxin Liu et al.

"Hurry up, my phone's dying." A familiar wail heard on the move. Cutting-edge smartphones pose charging headaches faster than the smartphone owner likes, with their powerful multicore CPU and GPU cores, screens, high-speed wireless network interfaces, energy-expensive apps and continuous sensing tasks. Can a light beam ease the charging exercises to effortlessly charge a smartphone? Three researchers think so.

Yunxin Liu, Zhen Qin and Chunshui Zhao of Microsoft Research, Beijing, have written a paper on their work, "AutoCharge: Automatically Charge Smartphones Using a Light Beam." They have named their approach AutoCharge and, like its title suggests, is designed to relieve the smartphone owner of the burden of any explicit effort to juice up the phone. Two steps are involved, detection and charging. Think of their approach as a "solar charging" technique but applied indoors with a wireless lightbeam. Think of it also as an image-processing technique designed to detect and track smartphones on a desk for automatic charging. Their paper reports the prototype that they designed and implemented, discussing the light charger and the smartphone detection and tracking system. The AutoCharge results: the prototype was able to detect the presence of a smartphone in seconds. Charging time was as fast as existing wired chargers.

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perl tutor : How to modify your @INC include path - What to do when Perl modules aren't in their normal locations

The final thing to remember is that if this message comes back with an error, it doesn't exactly mean that this module isn't installed on the current system, it just means that the module isn't in your @INC include path.

perl tutor : How to modify your @INC include path - What to do when Perl modules aren't in their normal locations

When you have root access to a Unix server, it's pretty easy to install Perl modules in their proper locations, and forget about them. But if you don't have root access and you need to install your Perl modules in non-standard directories, how will you get your programs to find your modules?

In this article we'll demonstrate how to use the use lib statement in your Perl programs to include the non-standard location of your Perl modules into Perl's @INC search list.

Perl modules - use and require examples (with root access)

If you're lucky enough to have root access to your Unix server, it's easy to install Perl modules into their default locations. Once they're installed in their default locations, you just include the modules into your Perl/CGI programs with a "use" or "require" statement like this:

use "";  

or this:

require "";  

Include Perl modules when you don't have root access ...

If you don't have access to the root password on your Unix server, or you're not allowed to add Perl modules to the Perl installation directories, what can you do? (Note: This problem usually arises when you're renting web space on somebody else's web server, and they don't have the module installed that you need -- a fairly common occurrence.)

In cases like this, the thing to do is to install the Perl module yourself into a directory where you do have write permission. For instance, if my name is George, and my HOME directory is /home/george, I might install my Perl modules into a directory named /home/george/modules. If you follow the installation instructions for Perl modules, this is very easy to do.

Assuming that goes okay and you now have the module installed in /home/george/modules, how do you get your Perl/CGI programs to find the module? Fortunately, that too is easy. All you have to do is modify your Perl/CGI program slightly to tell the program where else it should look for modules.

For instance, if the people that host my web site didn't have the module available, I'd install it in /home/george/modules. Then I'd modify my Perl/CGI program to find the module by adding this line near the top of my Perl programs:

use lib '/home/george/modules';  

This simple line of code tells your Perl program to add this directory to it's @INC search directory. @INC contains the list of directories Perl searches when looking for modules. The use lib command is the easiest way I know to modify @INC.


Schedule of Osmania University Ph.D. Eligibility Tests : 2014,download admit card from 12/1/2015,link

Schedule of Osmania University Ph.D. Eligibility Tests : 2014,download admit card from 12/1/2015,link

S.No. Day & Date 9.30 am to 11.00 am 12.30 pm to 2.00 pm 3.30 pm to 5.00 pm
517 - Zoology
123 - Telugu (Oriental)
605 - Electronics & Communication
121 - Arabic (Oriental)
124 - Urdu (Oriental)
101 - Ancient Indian History
 Culture & Archaeology
155 - Psychology
122 - Hindi (Oriental)
251 - Management
621 - Pharmaceutical Science
506 - Chemistry
509 - Geography
512 - Mathematics
154 - Political Science
113 - Telugu
518 - Computer Science
106 - Islamic Studies
401 - Law
302 - Physical Education
503 - Biochemistry
201 - Commerce
510 - Geology
631 - Chemical Technology/
 Chemical Engineering
156 - Public Administration
513 - Microbiology
158 - Sociology
505 - Botany
603 - Computer Science and
152 - History
516 - Statistics
602 - Civil Engineering
301 - Education
511 - Geophysics
157 - Social Work
112 - Sanskrit
507 – Environmental Science
604 - Electrical & Electronics Engineering
153 - Library & Information Science
111 - Philosophy
515 - Physics
104 - English
514 - Nutrition & Dietetics
606 - Mechanical Engineering
641 - Information Technology
632 - Bio-Technology
 (Faculty of Technology)
634 - Textile Technology
103 - Communication and Journalism
108 - Linguistics
115 - Urdu
501 - Applied Geochemistry
502 - Astronomy
508 - Genetics
633 - Food Technology
151 - Economics
601 - Bio-Medical Engineering
102 - Arabic
105 - Hindi
107 - Kannada
109 - Marathi
110 - Persian
114 - Theatre Arts
504 - Biotechnology (Faculty of Science)

Note: The Hall Tickets of OU Ph.D. Eligibility Tests – 2014 for downloading will be made available in the website by 12.01.2015

Tech Buzz: Intel to launch compute-on-a-stick device this year

Intel has come up with a compute-on-a-stick device which is pre-installed with Windows 8.1 or with Linux. The stick is four inches long and it carries a quad-core Intel Atom processor. Call it by its name, Compute Stick, or think of it as a neat way to do your work in a pocket-sized form factor. The stick has an HDMI output, a USB port and a microSD card slot.

Intel described the Compute Stick as having "built-in wireless connectivity, on-board storage, and a micro SD card slot for additional storage." The Intel Compute Stick launches later this year and the Intel Compute Stick site said to bookmark the page for details, product specs and availability information. What is already clear is that benefits include economy and convenience, as Intel said it offered "everything you love about your desktop computer in a device that fits in the palm of your hand." This is to be a low-cost plug-and-play transforming any large display into a functional computer. The mere fact that the stick has a Linux version for some is news in and of itself.

Lee Mathews in ran through the differences between the stick's Windows 8.1 and Linux versions. With Ubuntu pre-installed, this Linux Compute Stick is to cost less. The stick will have just 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage. Mathews said that was still plenty of power for basic computing tasks. The Windows with Bing version has 2GB of RAM, and 32GB of internal storage, and is priced at $149. Mathews said, "The Compute Stick could be a great way for schools, public libraries and other budget-constrained organizations to stretch their technology dollars." As for mobile workers, Nate Swanner in SlashGear noted that "If you were holed