Advertisement Video producer Michael Rizzi, who’s based in Toronto, says he’s concerned with the message it sends to loyal YouTube users. He’s seen 176 of his 236 videos disappear in “restricted” mode, representing 75 per cent of the clips he’s uploaded over the past five years.Rizzi says he wished Google’s YouTube executives would’ve been more transparent about the problem. Instead, they appeared to sit back as YouTubers made the hashtag #YouTubeIsOverParty a trending topic on Twitter over the weekend.“It’s more a feeling of being pushed to the side,” Rizzi says. “It’s a pretty big screw-up on their end.”In an emailed statement on Monday, YouTube acknowledged the filter saying “some videos that cover subjects like health, politics and sexuality may not appear for users and institutions that choose to use this feature.”YouTube added that “some videos are incorrectly labelled by our automated system and we realize it’s very important to get this right.”“We’re working hard to make some improvements,” the company said without offering further details.The lack of information has left YouTubers struggling to figure out what’s being sifted out, what isn’t and why it’s happening.Rizzi suspects video tags like “LGBT” or “gay couple” may be triggering the filter for “7 Things I Love About My Boyfriend,” a video he says shouldn’t be restricted for a younger audience.Even his clip commissioned for YouTube’s #ProudToBe campaign, timed to last year’s Pride Month, is now filtered out.“YouTube’s own equality campaign is restricted, which is probably the weirdest part of everything,” Rizzi says.Toronto-based transgender YouTuber Stef Sanjati also had 48 of her videos blocked as of Monday, including clips discussing transgender student bathrooms and makeup tutorials. Advertisement Advertisement “It sends a bad message to young gay kids and young trans kids that their lives are not normal or acceptable.”At issue is YouTube’s “restricted” designation, which lets parents, schools and libraries filter out content that may be considered inappropriate for users under 18. YouTube calls it “an optional feature used by a very small subset of users.”It’s unclear whether the types of videos in question are being categorized as “restricted” for the first time, or if the filtering is only now getting attention. Facebook Twitter Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment A chorus of Canadian LGBTQ YouTubers, including pop duo Tegan and Sara, is calling for the video service to stop filtering out gay and trans-themed videos for some users.The Calgary-raised sisters took to social media to question why YouTube’s “restricted” setting appears to block a wide variety of LGBTQ-friendly content for no clear reason.“If you put YouTube on restricted mode a bunch of our music videos disappear. I checked myself. LGBTQ people shouldn’t be restricted. SAD!” Tegan and Sara tweeted. Among the missing clips were music videos from their latest album, including for “That Girl” and “U-turn.” They were joined by Halifax singer Ria Mae, who said her video for “Gold,” which features the singer in a lesbian relationship, was also being filtered out.“Young gay kids need to see themselves represented and they need to know it’s normal, it’s OK and it’s not X-rated,” Mae posted in a video on her Instagram account.
LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitter OTTAWA – The Canadian Folk Music Awards weekend takes place in Ottawa, Ontario on November 18 and 19, 2017 at the Bronson Centre. With a different weekend format this year, the awards weekend ensures even more music, and we are happy to unveil the line-up for each open-to-the-public evening, including some spectacular performers. Tickets and wristbands are now on sale online at folkawards.ca/tickets and can also be purchased at The Record Centre (1099 Wellington St. W, Ottawa) or Compact Music (785 & 206 Bank Street, Ottawa.).On Saturday, November 18, 2017, audiences will be treated to performances by:MAZ, Twin Flames, Beyond The Pale, BEYRIES, Kobo Town and Danny Michel.The awards for Children’s Album of the Year, Contemporary Singer of the Year, Solo Artist of the Year, Songwriters of the Year (French, English and Aboriginal), Producer of the Year, the Oliver Schroer Pushing the Boundaries Award and World Group of the Year will be presented throughout this evening. Gerry Strong, the recipient of the 2017 Slaight Music Unsung Hero Award will also be honoured this evening..On Sunday, November 19, 2017, audiences will enjoy performances by:Cassie & Maggie, Braden Gates, Coco Méliès, Scott MacMillan & Colin Grant, Oh Susanna and Stephen Fearing..The awards for Young Performer of the Year, New/Emerging Artist of the Year, Instrumental (Solo Artist and Group) of the Year, Contemporary Album of the Year, World Solo Album of the Year, Traditional (Album & Singer) of the Year, Vocal Group of the Year, Ensemble of the Year will be presented during this evening.. Login/Register With: We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage (Canada Music Fund) and of Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters. Facebook Advertisement Advertisement
Editor’s Note: This story referred to the 2018 event as the first ever, as per the event’s press release. However, it has been brought to our attention that the city of Toronto has hosted a similar event previously. We regret the error. Beverly AndrewsAPTN NewsIndigenous fashion week has kicked off in Toronto.The four day event showcases 23 designers from Canada, the US and Greenland.firstname.lastname@example.org@aptnbeverly
The Los Angeles Lakers had less than 24 hours of the NBA attention in town. The Clippers got into the mix by re-signing guard Chaucey Billups and free-agent guard Jamal Crawford.Billups, who played 20 games with the Clippers last season before injuring his Achilles heal, signed a one-year deal for $4.3 million the Los Angeles Times reported the moves, and Crawford will receive a three-year deal for $15.7 million.The Clippers have been seeking a shooting guard to pair with point guard Chris Paul. They were interested in Boston’s Ray Allen, but cancelled the meeting that was set up for Friday when these signings came through. Paul had been recruiting Allen, who is scheduled to visit the Heat today and who is also a candidate to return to Boston.Crawford, who has come off the bench for much of his career, provides that traditional shooting guard for the Clippers, while Billups gives the team options at both backcourt spots.
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Jamaica, December 8, 2017 – Kingston – The Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA), formerly the Child Development Agency (CDA), is again appealing to Jamaicans to participate in its annual ‘Take a Child Home for Christmas’ programme. The programme, which started 10 years ago, allows persons to open their hearts and homes to wards of the State during the festive season.Speaking with JIS News, Manager, Public Relations and Communications, at the CPFSA, Rochelle Dixon, said the programme was originally created for families with children in State care and who are unable to accommodate them full-time, but are encouraged to take them home for Christmas. However, over time, it was extended to persons with good moral standing, for example, persons who have volunteered in childcare facilities and would be in the agency’s volunteer database.Persons who are interested in participating in the programme are being asked to fill out an application form. They are also required to provide two references from a Notary Public, such as a police officer, a justice of the peace or a school principal; provide two passport-size photographs, a valid identification and must be 25 years or older. According to Miss Dixon, a background check is done on the applicants as well as a home assessment to see the physical accommodation and amenities. If the requirements are met, the applicant is then paired with a child, who they may host for a day or the entire holiday period.“I am pleading to Jamaicans to open their homes this Christmas to a child who is really excited (about) joining a family and sharing in the experience of love, joy and peace during this time of the year,” she said.For further information about the programme, persons may visit any of the CPFSA offices across the island, telephone 948-2841-2, or send an email to email@example.com. The deadline for submission of application is December 15.Release: JISphoto credit: shutter stock Related Items:
The Publishers Information Bureau’s 2008 year-end report made it painfully official: Ad pages in consumer magazines took a massive blow last year, dropping 11.7 percent when compared to 2007. While some like Scholastic Parent & Child (28 percent) and Technology Review (21.5) saw significant ad page gains, the ailing financial market severely impacted niche publishers, with some of those serving the auto, business/finance, home and music industries taking the hardest hits.Many publishers are looking for new ways—from increasing accountability to regrouping product offerings—to meet advertiser expectations and capture their ad dollars in 2009. Increasing Accountability, ROIJohn Pledger, vice president and group publishing director of NewBay Media’s Music Play Network and Pro Audio Group, projects first quarter 2009 ad revenues for his groups will be down roughly 10 percent. “In the large-circulation guitar segment, our larger, more corporate advertisers with multi-brand/product lines that had typically run multiple insertions—at an appreciably high yield—are now pulling back to single insertions and, in some cases, going dark completely through the end of the year,” he says. In addition to asking for rate reductions, Pledger’s advertisers, like many others, are looking for more quantifiable buys. In turn, Pledger says he and his team are developing resources to help his clients sell, including a new online resource for both manufacturers and end users dedicated exclusively to music industry product listings and retail locations. The site will incorporate both peer and professional product reviews and product demo videos. “Manufacturers and retailers will have the opportunity to promote national or regional promotions, in-store events or other specials they have going on,” says Pledger. Increasing accountability also is a priority at Hachette Filipacchi Media’s Car and Driver and Road & Track. According to John Driscoll, vice president and group publisher, while total ad revenues are down overall, he’s seeing his advertisers increase their spend in areas other than print—namely online, events and research.“The auto industry is at the epicenter of the current financial crisis and our titles have been impacted because our core client base—car companies—are under extreme pressures right now,” Driscoll says. He and his team this year will work to expand the Jumpstart Automotive Media partnership, a sales program launched in June 2007 that includes more than 350 “measurable” digital products and brand extensions, including events, radio and CRM.Reexamining Product Grouping As one of the larger niche/enthusiast publishers, F+W Media hasn’t been immune to the ad revenue falloff. With ad revenues declining (starting most notably in September), F+W last fall underwent a company-wide reorganization, grouping its products not by channel but according to 15 “communities,” each led by a publisher/editorial director.“We believe this will help sales of all of our products as there are many cross-selling and also cross-content opportunities,” CEO David Nussbaum tells FOLIO:. “Although we are not forecasting much in the way of revenue growth, we believe that our margins will grow handsomely as we leverage the market expertise that was not resident in the vertical organization will be resident within communities.”Nussbaum is forecasting new “organic growth products in the several million dollar range.” Also as part of the new structure, F+W has e-commerce and offline marketing teams managing customer relationships and launching online stores for each community. “It’s clear that when the economy is difficult, people rely on their hobbies as a way to ‘escape,’” he says. “We believe the ad downturn we’re seeing is manageable.”
A Still From Argentina Fans KaattoorkadavuKalidas Jayaram entered the Malayalam film industry as a child actor through the movie ‘Kochu Kochu Santhoshangal’, and his brilliant performance in that film made many Mollywood fans believe that he was a Superstar in the making. However, the actor who came back into the industry as a solo hero failed to live up to the expectations, and his recent release ‘Argentina Fans Kaattoorkadavu’ loudly proclaims the fact that the actor should concentrate more on script selection.The story of fanship set in the backdrop of a villageDirected by Midhun Manuel Thomas, ‘Argentina Fans Kaattoorkadavu’ is set in a small village in Thrissur named Kaattoorkadavu. The village is known for its love towards football, and there are two major groups of football fans in the area. The group of Argentina fans is led by Vipinan (Kalidas Jayaram) while Mehrunneesa (Aishwarya Lekshmi) leads Brazil fans.Even though both of them are arch rivals when it comes to football, they share positive chemistry in their real life, and moreover, Vipinan has been loving Mehrunneesa from his school days.The fight between Argentina and Brazil fans that happens during World Cup Football tournaments form the major crux of the movie.Average direction and derailed screenplaySports dramas set in the backdrop of villages are not new in the Malayalam film industry, and audiences have witnessed similar movies in the past that includes ‘1983’ and ‘Godha’. Both these movies succeed as sports thrillers, and these films can also boast about a strong storyline. However, when it comes to ‘Argentina Fans Kaattoorkadavu’, the director fails miserably to craft a sports drama with some substance. The thrill elements of sports were limited to some world cup matches that we see on television screens.Midhun Manuel Thomas failed to extract the best from Kalidas Jayaram. In some scenes, especially in comic sequences, the actor went over the board, and it literally disappointed the audiences. However, Aishwarya Lekshmi succeeded in living up to the expectations, and she is the only saving grace of the movie.As usual, Gopi Sundar did a neat job as the musician, and his background score played a crucial role in elevating the mood of the movie in many crucial moments.Final VerdictKalidas Jayaram should be very careful while selecting scripts, and if it goes like this, he may face the fate encountered by Shahnavas Prem Nazir in the past.
A flood affected villager wades next to his bicycle through a submerged road at the flood affected Morigoan district, in India’s the northeastern state of Assam on 15 August, 2017. Photo: AFPAt least 221 people have died and more than 1.5 million have been displaced by monsoon flooding across India, Nepal and Bangladesh, officials said Tuesday, as rescuers scoured submerged villages for the missing.In Nepal, severe flooding has left tens of thousands of homes totally underwater in the populous southern lowlands, with nearly 20 percent of the population affected.“As per the data we have received so far, 111 have been killed, 35 are still missing and a search operation is underway,” Home Minister Janardan Sharma told parliament Tuesday.A third of neighbouring Bangladesh is flooded, with at least 29 dead as relentless monsoon rains pound the densely-populated riverine country.“Another 1.5 million people have been marooned,” Reaz Ahmed, head of Bangladesh’s disaster management department told AFP.Almost 1,200 shelters have been erected across Bangladesh, while the army has been deployed to reinforce weakened river embankments and to assist with search and rescue operations.In the border district of Lalmonirhat, roughly 600 Indian nationals took shelter in Bangladeshi villages along with their stricken livestock, the district’s government administrator Shafiul Atif told AFP.India has also suffered from torrential downpours and flash flooding, worsening a monsoon that has already claimed lives.At least 81 people have died in the eastern states of Bihar and West Bengal, and northeastern Assam state, over the last few days, a government official told AFP on Tuesday.Train services have been cut entirely to the northeast, and at least 200,000 people are living in emergency camps in Assam, a remote state that suffers frequent flooding during the annual rains.‘Suffering for decades’ -In Nepal, residents in hard-hit Saptari district blamed the government for failing to solve the seasonal floods and quickly send aid to those in need.“Many have lost their homes. Families don’t have food or shelter. We are just helping each other,” said local resident Pankaj Mishra.“What we need is for the government to solve this problem. We have been suffering for decades every year. The river troubles us every year.”Kathmandu has been criticised for enacting a “one-door” policy requiring all aid for flood victims to flow through a government-run central disaster agency.The diktat threatens to delay the delivery of relief supplies say volunteers and aid agencies, which have warned Nepal faces a humanitarian crisis if food and water does not reach the worst-affected areas.“Unless there is an effective model of rescue and relief operation, one-door policy will only kill or aggravate the situation,” said local volunteer Arpan Shrestha.Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang on Tuesday pledged $1 million in flood assistance to Nepal during a four-day visit to Kathmandu.
The house at Mirpur suspected to a militant hideout. Photo: Prothom AloMembers of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) recovered three bodies from a room of a suspected militant hideout at Mirpur’s Mazar Road in the city on Wednesday afternoon, reports news agency UNB.Mufti Mahmud Khan, RAB Director (Legal and Media), came up with the information while talking to reporters at the spot.RAB personnel entered the militant den and found three charred bodies, Mufti said, adding they could not identify the bodies immediately.Earlier, in the day law enforcers resumed their operation around 9:30 am at the militant den after overnight massive explosions and exchange of gunfire.Fire fighters rushed to the spot as a fire broke out in the hideout after the militants commenced a daring counterattack of bomb explosions and gunfire against the law enforcers on Tuesday night.Mufti Mahmud Khan said the militants carried out three massive explosions inside the building around 9:45pm on Tuesday followed by three more blasts which led to a fire, leaving four RAB men injured with splinters.“It might be chemical firing,” he said, adding that casualties could be known after entering the building once the fire is doused.Suspected militant Abdullah agreed to surrender along with his two wives, two children and two associates between 7:30 pm and 8pm, Mahmud told a press conference in front of the building on Tuesday evening.He said they earlier asked Abdullah, son of late Mir Yusuf Ali of Chuadanga district, to surrender when he sought time for taking the decision. “We gave him time. Few minutes before the dusk fell, he informed us that he’ll surrender along with his family members and associates,” he said.As per his commitment, Abdullah sent his wives—Nasreen and Fatema—and two children to the balcony. But later he didn’t surrender.Meanwhile, Inspector General of Police AKM Shahidul Hoque visited the spot in the morning.As part of the security arrangement, the law enforcers evacuated all the residents from the building and adjacent ones.Earlier, Abdullah’s mentally challenged sister Meherunnesa came out of the house.Tipped off, a RAB team cordoned off the six-storey building on the south side of Martyred Intellectuals’ Graveyard at 12 am on Tuesday.Earlier, police arrested two suspected militants conducting a drive in Tangail district and got information about Abdullah from the arrestees.Locals also said that the building owned by Habibullah Bahar Azad has five flats on its each floor. The homeowner had been living on the 2nd floor.RAB Director General Benazir Ahmed said militant Abdullah got involved in militancy in 2005 and he had been carrying out his activities under the cover of his business of IPS, UPS, fridges and refrigerators. He deposited huge acid, petroleum and explosives, said the RAB DG.
In the lead-up to Wednesday’s announcement of pricing and availability, Magic Leap invited a small number of press to its Plantation, Florida headquarters to try out the Magic Leap One Creator Edition.Those impressions, while not overly negative, all seemed to note that this initial device didn’t seem to live up to the hype that proceeded its release.The Verge wrote that while the Magic Leap is “one of the best (if not the best) pieces of mixed reality hardware” they’ve seen, it still seems a long way from realizing the promise of the medium. Wired wrote that their experience wasn’t great at first, hindered by a poor fitting, but that once it was working the experiences were creative and compelling.While impressed with the driving technology, CNBC wrote that “we’re years away from the Magic Leap that’s ready for the rest of us.”Abovitz said he had a chance to skim some of those articles in a “bleary-eyed moment” while keeping an eye on the screens packing his mission command center.“I’m getting little glimpses to some of those stories,” he said, adding he wasn’t really bothered by the impressions. “This is our Apple One, not our iPhone Ten moment. This is the very first step of what we are doing. We’re being heads down and modest about what we’ll do next.”Several previews of the Magic Leap One Creator Edition also noted the constrained viewing area I first pointed out during my time with the headset late last year, saying that while it is larger than Microsoft’s HoloLens, it’s still a relatively small viewing area. Others also compared Magic Leap favorably to the HoloLens, which sells for $3,000, in other ways. Magic Leap One Creator Edition sells for $2,295. Neither are really designed for the general consumer.Variety asked Abovitz if he regrets the early hype and over-the-top videos — like the one of a whale breaching in the middle of a school gym — used to promote the product. If it created an unattainable goal. Abovitz declined to say how much Two might sell for or when it might launch.“Let’s focus on Magic Leap One Creator Edition,” he said. “We just launched it and we’re in early orbit. This is our Alan Shepard, John Glenn moment. Then we’ll talk to you about Gemini.”Early Wednesday morning, Magic Leap announced it would start selling its Magic Leap One Creator Edition for $2,295 in six major cities through a direct order system on its website.Abovitz said he spent the night before the launch “not sleeping, chasing my cats and dogs around the house in the middle of the night and making sure I could get up early enough for the launch.”He made his way into the office early to join a number of employees who had slept there, for a pre-launch party that featured Magic Leap mascot Shaggle, employees decked out in wild customs and was a bit like a rave. The party continued post-launch, as Abovitz made his way to a “mission control” room that featured live tracking of orders and delivery.In the lead-up to Wednesday’s news and the opening of orders, the company pre-stocked the six cities where the device is being sold. When an order is made, a representative from LiftOff contacts the customer to set up a delivery time. The device is delivered, unboxed and set-up over the course of an hour-long appointment.“We’re taking a controlled step forward,” Abovitz said. “For the next month, we want to make sure everything is very high quality. This is the launch of our first product and we want to make sure it all goes well.”Abovitz declined to say how much stock the company had to sell but noted that they’re working to not have much in the way of unsold inventory. To do that the company is using several contract manufacturers both in the United States and abroad.“We make the fundamental components here and pioneered the engineering assembly, and were overseeing it at a couple of sites,” he said. “We have our internal targets and we want to exceed those.“It’s important to me to get our systems into the hands of as many creators as possible and to get others time with it.” ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Magic Leap One Creator Edition went on sale today in a half-dozen major cities, but it’s not the mixed reality goggles intended for general consumers. That system, the Magic Leap Two, will include support for AT&T’s growing 5G network and will launch with demo stations and a much broader push, company founder and CEO Rony Abovitz told Variety Wednesday.“We are going to be integrating Magic Leap Two in AT&T’s 5G cell network,” he said. “It is going to much wider. Magic Leap One is really about creators and spacial computing enthusiasts.”That doesn’t mean that the system launched today is already outdated, Abovitz said the teams will continue to work on that offering software updates over time and that there may even be hardware tweaks as the Magic Leap One, which is version 1.000, evolves to become 1.1 and beyond. Popular on Variety “It’s probably best not to look back ever,” he said. “As we roll out and people realize what you can build — we have a really powerful CPU and GPU and a good coding team, a good developer can pull off some miracles — I think you are going to see people who deliver on the vision that we put out there.”Abovitz also pointed out that not all of its early videos showed things that haven’t yet been achieved. Another early video showed off a concept for what became “Dr. Grordbort’s Invaders.”“We wanted to get people excited,” he said. “But if you look at the Dr. Grordbort’s video, that was a vision of what we expected to deliver. Weta managed to create something that matches that or even exceeds it.”The idea behind the early marketing, he said, was to free your mind. “I find that when creative people don’t have blocks, they go for it and make it happen,” he said. “We probably will never apologize about putting our vision out there and then driving to meet it.”
Citation: New Evidence for the ‘Solar Oxygen Crisis’ (2007, May 2) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2007-05-evidence-solar-oxygen-crisis.html Scientists have published new evidence supporting the recent discovery that the Sun contains about half as much oxygen as previously thought, an issue some scientists have dubbed the solar oxygen crisis. This is a potentially huge scientific problem because scientists have used the particular prior measurement as a platform for understanding the inner workings of other stars. Oxygen is the third most abundant atom in the universe and the element most frequently produced in the “nuclear furnaces” of stars. In many astrophysical situations, oxygen is linked to the abundances carbon, nitrogen, and neon. If the oxygen abundance in the Sun is half as much as scientists thought, these other elemental abundances may also be off by a factor of two.“The abundance of solar oxygen serves as a key reference for the chemical composition of other stars,” lead scientist Hector Socas-Navarro, of the National Center for Atmospheric Research, explained to PhysOrg.com. “We thought we had very solid measurements of this abundance since the 1980s, but recent evidence indicates that we’ve been overestimating it by almost a factor of two. The implications of this are incredibly important.”In the April 19, 2007, online edition of The Astrophysical Journal, Socas-Navarro and colleague Aimee Norton, a solar physicist at the National Solar Observatory, discuss how they obtained new evidence for the solar oxygen crisis by using a type of light-analysis device to take measurements of infrared and visible light radiating from a patch of the Sun.The device, known as the Spectro-Polarimeter for Infrared and Optical Regions (SPINOR), attaches to a telescope; in this case, the Richard Dunn Solar Telescope located in Sunspot, New Mexico. The telescope collects the light and sends it to SPINOR, which analyzes its properties. Because atoms in the Sun emit light at very specific wavelengths, the researchers can calculate the abundances of various elements by measuring the wavelengths of light rays coming in.Analysis of the SPINOR data produced a value of the oxygen abundance that agrees with calculations by other research groups studying the solar oxygen crisis. The measurement contained larger-than-expected uncertainty.“This measurement is more uncertain than we thought it would be, which is one of the interesting conclusions of our particular work,” said Socas-Navarro.He added that there is another major downside of a lower oxygen abundance. Models of the solar interior once predicted that sound waves in the Sun traveled at certain speed, a value that agreed well with the measured speed. Because the speed depends on composition, this is another way that scientists learn about the processes that take place in the Sun, what elements it is made of, and in what quantities. Now, with the Sun having half as much oxygen, carbon, nitrogen, and neon, the sound speed derived from the models doesn’t match the measured speed well.“Exactly what this means is not very clear, but it casts doubt on the correctness or at least the accuracy of models of stellar interiors, which are a cornerstone of modern astrophysics,” he said.Citation: H. Socas-Navarro and A.A. Norton, “The solar oxygen crisis: Probably not the last word” The Astrophysical Journal, 660:L153-L156, 2007 May 10Copyright 2007 PhysOrg.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without the express written permission of PhysOrg.com. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Scientists find sun’s history buried in moon’s crust Explore further
AddThis ShareDavid Ruth713firstname.lastname@example.orgHOUSTON – (May 25, 2012) – Two nationally acclaimed vocal instructors — Barbara Paver and Julie Simson — will join Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music faculty next year. Paver, currently with the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM), and Simson, currently with the University of Colorado-Boulder, will become members of the Shepherd School faculty in July 2013.Barbara Paver“The addition of Julie Simson and Barbara Paver will further bolster the esteem and vaulted national rank of our voice and opera programs,” said Robert Yekovich, dean of the Shepherd School.“The Shepherd School feels incredibly fortunate to have attracted two distinguished musicians who have demonstrated the ability to teach singers at the highest level,” said Stephen King, chair of the Shepherd School’s Voice Department. “Barbara and Julie are committed teachers with long records of success, and we look forward to their contributions.”Paver has served on the faculty of CCM, where she received her Doctor of Musical Arts and Master of Music degrees, since 2004. She received her Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Arizona. Prior to joining CCM’s voice faculty, Paver held a teaching internship with the National Association of Teachers of Singing and was an assistant professor of voice at the Crane School of Music in Potsdam, N.Y., and, more recently, at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, Calif.In addition to being one of the country’s rising vocal instructors, Paver has had a successful performance career spanning a breadth of repertoire that includes opera, oratorio, art song and 20th-century compositions. She was recently featured at the Crane New Music Festival, where she performed Libby Larsen’s “Sonnets from the Portuguese” and George Crumb’s “Madrigals” under the direction of the composers.Paver students have also seen success as featured soloists in the U.S. and abroad and have been finalists and prize winners in competitions such as the Orpheus Vocal Competition, the Palm Beach Opera Competition and the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.“I am delighted to be joining the distinguished faculty at the Shepherd School,” Paver said. “Their warm welcome and introduction to the rich cultural and musical life of Houston made this move a natural step for me. On my first visit I saw a palpable joy in the music shared between the students and the faculty that was grounded in a mutual respect for learning. I am excited about the future of voice and opera at the Shepherd School and look forward to doing all I can to contribute to it.”Julie SimsonSimson has taught voice for 25 years, most of those in her current position at Colorado-Boulder, where she received the first faculty endowed chair in voice. She earned her Master of Music degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in vocal performance and a Bachelor of Music in music education from Western Michigan University.With a performance career spanning nearly 20 years, Simson has performed at noted opera houses in Houston, Dallas, Denver, Santa Fe, N.M., Cleveland and Memphis, Tenn. She has also been featured in two concerts at the International George Crumb Festival in Prague and in recital and master classes at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler in Berlin.Simson’s students have performed with many of the major apprentice programs throughout the country, including Santa Fe, Glimmerglass, Des Moines Metro Opera, Ashlawn, Chautauqua and Lake George, among others.“I began my career at Houston Grand Opera following graduate school, and I’m delighted to return to Houston and to be affiliated with such a prestigious school,” Simson said.For more information on the Shepherd School of Music, visit http://music.rice.edu.-30-Located on a 300-acre forested campus in Houston, Rice University is consistently ranked among the nation’s top 20 universities by U.S. News & World Report. Rice has highly respected schools of Architecture, Business, Continuing Studies, Engineering, Humanities, Music, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences and is known for its “unconventional wisdom.” With 3,708 undergraduates and 2,374 graduate students, Rice’s undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio is 6-to-1. Its residential college system builds close-knit communities and lifelong friendships, just one reason why Rice has been ranked No. 1 for best quality of life multiple times by the Princeton Review and No. 4 for “best value” among private universities by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. To read “What they’re saying about Rice,” go to www.rice.edu/nationalmedia/Rice.pdf.