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KASSERINE, Tunisia- A general strike gripped the central Tunisian town of Kasserine on Wednesday amid rising discontent over the government’s failure to improve living conditions three years after the revolution.On Tuesday evening, dozens of protesters attacked a police post in the nearby village of Thala, witnesses told AFP.Shops and public offices remained closed in Kasserine, while hundreds protested in the streets, shouting slogans including “The people want the fall of the regime,” the rallying cry of the Arab Spring. Tunisia’s powerful UGTT trade union confederation called the strike to coincide with the anniversary of the first death in the town during the January 2011 uprising that toppled veteran strongman Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.Central Tunisia has long suffered from neglect and a lack of opportunity, which were driving factors behind the revolution that began in nearby Sidi Bouzid, when a young street vendor burnt himself alive in protest at his impoverished circumstances.“On this day, which marks the death of the first martyr of the revolution in Kasserine, we wanted to protest against underdevelopment and the poor economic situation,” trade unionist Sadok Mahmoudi told AFP.The political class must know that we remain committed to the goals of the revolution — dignity, freedom and work.”On Tuesday evening, protesters threw rocks at a police post in Thala, north of Kasserine, wounding two policemen, Tunisian media reported.The police fired tear gas to disperse the protesters, witnesses said. Strikes and demonstrations have been on the rise in Tunisia since the autumn, fuelled by the persistent economic malaise and a political crisis triggered by the murder of an opposition politician last July.
LOS ANGELES — A developer could be hit Wednesday with a record $25 million in fines and fees for constructing a high-priced hotel on the Southern California coast after obtaining a permit for a property with moderately priced rooms, in what state officials called a “bait-and-switch” building scheme.Sunshine Enterprises violated a state law that enshrines public access to beach areas, according to the California Coastal Commission. The agency is expected to approve a $15.5 million penalty — the largest in its 40-year history, said commission supervisor Andrew Willis. Commissioners could recommend an additional $9.5 million in mitigation fees to make up the loss in low-cost lodging, he said.“We hope this is a painful price to pay. We want this to be a deterrent,” Willis said Tuesday.Sunshine Enterprises was permitted to rebuild and expand two motels — the Pacific Sands and a Travelodge — that were among a dwindling number of affordable accommodations along a tourist-heavy strip of pricey hotels near the Santa Monica Pier. The new hotel would not offer a bar, restaurant, spa or other “luxury” amenities and rooms would cost about $165 a night, according to the permit application.But the company let the permit expire and instead built the boutique Shore Hotel, where rooms with a “bed and breakfast package” start at around $300 and ones featuring Pacific Ocean views can run up to $800, documents show.Under the landmark Coastal Act, the commission protects resources including marine habitat, fisheries, shoreline public access and less-expensive visitor accommodations.Efforts to make sure lower-income people can visit beaches and also afford to spend the night are central to the commission’s mission, said Sean Hecht, a law professor at the University of California, Los Angeles.“We don’t want beaches to become only a place for the wealthy. We have many residents who don’t live within driving distance to the coast and they should be able to enjoy it and spend some time,” said Hecht.Sunshine Enterprises will pay any ordered penalties and work with the commission to reach “full resolution of this matter,” the company said in a contrite statement Tuesday.“Shore Hotel recognizes the hotel was opened without the Coastal Commission’s permit and regrets this violation took place and the length of time it has taken to rectify this violation of the Coastal Act,” the statement said.Sunshine Enterprises lost in court after suing when commissioners denied an after-the-fact permit for the new Shore Hotel. An appeals court this year upheld the commission’s denial.“The court upheld that it was a bait-and-switch,” Lisa Haage, the commission’s chief of enforcement, said of Sunshine Enterprises’ actions.The $9.5 million in additional fees are part of a possible enforcement action that would require the Shore Hotel to cease operations within 180 days unless it obtains new permits while meeting a number of additional requirements.Money from the fine and mitigation fees will be held in a “violation mediation account” that helps fund projects that offer “some kind of replacement for people who would’ve stayed at the motels that were demolished,” Haage said. For instance, she said, the funds could be used to rehabilitate old motels or hostels and expand campgrounds.By using its powers to issue penalties the commission is living up to its broad mandate given by legislators, Hecht said.“If you give an agency authority, but there’s no enforcement, you don’t get the impact,” he said. “This kind of fine sends a message.”___Follow Weber at https://twitter.com/WeberCMChristopher Weber, The Associated Press
About 20,000 thyroid cancer cases were registered from 1991 to 2015 among people who were under 18 in 1986 and lived in the affected areas of the former Soviet Union, according to the latest study by the UN Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR), which was released ahead of International Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day.The Committee now estimates that one in four of those cases is attributable to radiation exposure.“Thyroid cancer is a major problem after the Chernobyl accident and needs further investigation to better understand the long-term consequences,” said UNSCEAR Chair Hans Vanmarcke.The explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant on 26 April 1986 spread a radioactive cloud over large parts of what was then the Soviet Union, now the territories of Belarus, Ukraine and Russia. Nearly 8.4 million people in these areas were exposed to the radiation.Around 116,000 people were evacuated from the area at the time, and a further 230,000 in recent years.On 8 December 2016 the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution designating 26 April as International Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day.Mr. Vanmarcke digs deeper into the findings of the latest report in a full interview with UN News here:
UN Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Achim Steiner and UN Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock made this call as they wrapped up a two-day official visit to Nigeria to rally support for the Government-led efforts on the ground, especially in the conflict-torn northeastern Nigerian states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe.“We are committed to Nigeria and to the people of Nigeria,” said Mr. Lowcock, who heads up the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).Humanitarian aid can only be a temporary solution, he said and was pleased to visit the region alongside the UNDP Administrator to help join up humanitarian and development efforts “to save lives, help stabilize the situation, rebuild lives and communities for the future.”“We must do everything we can to prevent this crisis from continuing for years,” Mr. Lowcock told reporters in Maiduguri, at the end of the visit, which also included meetings with Minister of Finance Zeinab Ahmad, government ministers and high-level officials. They visited projects in Bama town and Ngwom community in Borno, the state most affected by the 10-year conflict, where humanitarian and development workers are providing life-saving assistance and implementing development programmes. The two officials heard first-hand testimonies from people affected by the Lake Chad Basin crisis who are trying to rebuild their lives.“We have a unique opportunity to make a real difference to communities across the north-east of Nigeria,” said Mr. Steiner. “Helping people affected by the crisis requires us to work together – humanitarian and development organizations alike – to tackle immediate humanitarian needs and the root causes of the crisis.”The Government of Nigeria has launched recovery initiatives and efforts in north-east Nigeria aimed at rapid stabilization. Early recovery and livelihood activities implemented by UN agencies and international and local NGOs seek to address the underlying causes of the conflict, lay the foundations for sustainable development and prevent aid dependency.The humanitarian crisis in Nigeria’s north-east has spilled over into the Lake Chad region. It remains one of the most severe in the world today with 7.7 million people in need of humanitarian assistance in the worst-affected states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe alone.According to OCHA, food security and the nutrition situation remains extremely fragile across the north-east, particularly given the high levels of aid dependency, compounded by the lack of access to land or other livelihood opportunities. Up to three million people are estimated to suffer from critical food insecurity. Almost a million children aged from six months to five years are acutely malnourished, with 440,000 facing Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM).The visit follows an international donor conference held in Berlin in early September during which some $2.5 billion was pledged for humanitarian, stabilization and recovery projects in the Lake Chad region.
In tug-of-war type of game in which momentum and emotions flooded the floor, the No. 15 Ohio State women’s volleyball team defeated Northwestern, 3-1, on Wednesday night at St. John Arena. The Buckeyes now own a 19-8 overall record and are 10-5 in the Big Ten. Since their loss against then-No. 10 Minnesota on Sunday, coach Geoff Carlston said he has been focusing mainly on how his team would respond after a disappointing loss. Carlston was particularly happy in the way his team fought back after losing the second set against the Wildcats. “I think we played some really good volleyball at times tonight, and you know … volleyball is volleyball that way,” Carlston said. “I really liked how we played in game three in particular, able to grind it out, win that one and respond after game two.” Just like they did against the Gophers, the Buckeyes got off to a quick start. In set one, the Buckeyes looked like they may have been able to put the game on cruise control with a commanding 25-17 win in the first set. Northwestern, though, seemed to have other plans in set two and orchestrated a comeback where OSU saw their 16-9 lead turn into a 27-25 loss. For senior outside hitter Mari Hole, the third game was an important match that tested them both mentally and physically. “Game three was just that, to try to come back from what happened in game two, and we did a good job of just staying focused, staying with the game,” Hole said. “Like they had the momentum coming into game three, so we knew they were going to be coming strong out of the locker room, and we just had to match that energy.” Hole was proud of the way her team handled adversity, especially in a game where momentum didn’t seem to be on their side. “I think we did a good job of just continuing, working on our stuff, and in game four we got the momentum back and we just kept going,” Hole said. And at the end of the day, all that mattered to Carlston was that his team was the last one standing. “I’m happy. It’s good to get out of here with a win,” Carlston said. “Get some rest and start getting ready for Illinois.” As the season starts to wind down, Carlston acknowledged that this is the part of the year where they need to be sharp, stay fresh for upcoming games and for his younger players to adapt. “I think everyone is tired,” Carlston said. “The Big Ten is grueling and so every team in our conference … this is where the freshmen, they’re already done with their state tournaments typically by now, and so they’re (younger players) in uncharted ground right now. We got five matches left, and they have been training hard for three months. We need to be fresh, as fresh as you can possibly be for Saturday’s match.” Sophomore middle blocker Anna Faul said that it’s important to take care of their bodies in a strenuous season of the Big Ten. “It’s definitely different than being completely fresh, but we just try to focus on taking care of our bodies and getting enough sleep so that it doesn’t affect us too much,” Faul said. With the game against Northwestern in the books, Carlston is already expecting a tough fight from rival Illinois on Saturday. “They’re another really good team that’s been ranked,” Carlston said. “Everyone is jockeying for their position for the NCAA Tournament, so I expect them to play well.” Faul said every Big Ten game is important, but playing against Illinois will be an exciting game to her and to her team. “Illinois will be an exciting team to play against,” Faul said. “It was an exciting match at their place, and I think we can get a good crowd at our home too.” In order to defeat the Fighting Illini, Carlston pointed out a couple of key things that his team will need to do against a tough opponent. “So we’re going to have to be healthy, be fresh and come out ready to fight from the get go,” Carlston said. “You just got to be ready to play.” Faul said they just need to make sure that they don’t forget their basics, and continue to play their style. “I think just staying focused the next two days, keep up our basics, keep up our basic digging, passing and hitting everything in the same groove we have been doing all season,” Faul said. The Buckeyes play Illinois at 7 p.m. Saturday at St. John Arena.
It’s latest fashion venture – described as a “clean-lined, sophisticated capsule” – will add to the UK’s growing plus-size clothing market, which is currently valued at £6.5 billion.Earlier this year, Marks and Spencer launched a Curve range offering 100 pieces ranging in size from a UK 18 to 32, whilst last year Ashley Graham became the first plus-sized woman to feature on Forbes’ highest-paid models list.Goop’s new collection features five pieces including a dress, jumpsuit, peacoat, and tuxedo jacket with matching cropped trousers, a look that Ms Paltrow regularly wears on the red carpet. The pieces range from £187 to £327.The website has sold items of clothing from various brands since 2012, including Joseph and Stella McCartney.Speaking about the collaboration with Goop, the founder of Universal Standard, former fashion journalist Alex Waldman, told The Business of Fashion: “This is really about making [size inclusivity] the new normal through a variety of channels.“The thing that should determine [your clothing] choices should be your taste and your budget. We don’t need any more barriers than that.” In June 2017, Ms Paltrow was forced to hire a lawyer to vet all of Goop’s claims following a complaint from Nasa after the site promoted “wellness stickers” that claimed to use Nasa technology.The website, which began as a newsletter produced by Ms Paltrow for her friends, has grown into a $250 million business. Goop has faced heavy criticism for the treatments it promotes, which include bee sting therapy The largest ever female dress size offered in the UK has been created by Gwyneth Paltrow’s controversial “lifestyle-brand” Goop.The American actress and business woman has launched a “size-inclusive” clothing collection which includes a UK size 44.The largest size currently available in the UK is a 36 and one of Britain’s largest women is understood to have worn a size 40 when she was at her biggest.The collection, which has been done in collaboration with Universal Standard, a brand which aims to bridge the gap between straight and plus size clothing, marks the first time that a size larger than a UK 16 has been made available on the Goop site.Established in 2008, Goop is an online brand that has faced heavy criticism on numerous occasions for the treatments it promotes, including bee sting therapy, a salt shampoo to detoxify your scalp, and “vagina steaming”. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.
Hitachi Construction Machinery (Europe) has implemented what it believes to be a unique process to reduce chemical waste from the painting process at its factory in Amsterdam. Developed in cooperation with Advantage Chemicals, the process will save an estimated €60,000 per year on labour and energy costs, as well as disposal costs for waste water and sludge.Before the new system was introduced in December 2011, the painting process produced approximately 260 t of waste per year. It used a classic sinking system, in which the paint would sink or form a sediment at the bottom of the pool of water beneath the paint facility. Twice a year, the pool had to be cleaned, and the water and paint had to be removed, which was costly in terms of labour, energy, water and waste removal.The new system has reduced the amount of waste by 88% per year. HCME Production Engineering Manager Robin Huijsman, who is also Compliance Officer for Environmental Regulation, explains: “Cleaning the pool beneath the paint facility twice a year was a difficult and dirty job. With the new system, we are able to remove the overspray paint from the water and reuse the water. Thanks to the new system, the facility is cleaner and the filtering system that removes paint particles from the air functions better.”The new process combines real-time CoAg (coagulation) systems with waste water treatment systems. Instead of sinking or forming as sediment, the paint is suspended in the water and pumped to a waste treatment tank. “For this tank, we asked Advantage Chemicals to develop a chemical that is able to remove the paint by making it float,” added Huijsman. “The floating paint sludge is then skimmed off the top of the tank and is estimated at 30 t per year. We are delighted with the results of the new process. The reduction in chemical waste is one of our key environmental objectives and has improved the overall carbon footprint of the HCME factory in Amsterdam. In addition to cost benefits, there are health benefits too, with less solvents being released into the factory air and less dust.”
It was only a few weeks ago that we reported on Epsilon’s database being hacked and exposing customer data to spammers. That was a serious data breach purely because of the number of big name companies Epsilon stored customer data for. Today, on a smaller scale, but no less serious, Ashampoo has reported a similar server breach with customer data being stolen.Chances are you have come across or used at least one of Ashampoo’s products, with their most popular being Burning Studio and WinOptimizer. An Internet company that counts over 13 million customers on its books, it specializes in offering a range of downloadable software covering disc burning, multimedia, system utilities, office productivity suites, CAD, and ironically security software too.Rolf Hilchner, CEO of Ashampoo, has posted on the company’s website explaining exactly what has happened. Apparently hackers managed to break into one of Ashampoo’s servers that held customer data. There was a hole in their security and by using it Ashampoo customer names and e-mail addresses have been taken, but no payment and billing information was accessed.Ashampoo believe the addresses taken are now being sent malicious e-mails with a PDF attachment. If you go ahead and open that PDF file some code is run attempting to gain access to your system through known security holes. As the hackers collected these e-mail addresses from an Ashampoo server, it makes sense that they will try and mask the e-mails as an order confirmation or marketing of some sort.The best advice we can give is to ensure your system is up-to-date with security patches and to treat any e-mail associated with Ashampoo with caution. If you haven’t placed any orders recently, then you shouldn’t be receiving any e-mails of this sort from them.Read more at Ashampoo
Originally published May 5. Latest twist is a tough one to take and we’re very upset Thanos vs. Game of Thrones Night King: Here’s who’d win Season 8: How to adjust your TV for a cinematic picture We should all thank Game of Thrones for Cersei Lannister 57 Photos Game of Thrones stars, from season 1 through today TV and Movies Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 4: The good, the bad… More Thrones Bidding farewell to those who died in the Battle of Winterfell. Helen Sloan/HBO How can there be only two episodes left in the last season of Game of Thrones?But there’s no time to stop, lift a glass of Arbor Gold and reflect on the show coming to an end. HBO aired a trailer for episode 5 after episode 4 Sunday night, and things are only getting more tense.The teaser didn’t offer any spoilers, but best-villain-ever Cersei looked smug, Tyrion looked nervous, and Euron was checking those skies for a certain flying blowtorch. And hey, Jon Snow, good thing you took the Pony Express instead of riding your dragon after all. Game of Thrones Now playing: Watch this: Tags 0 Post a comment Share your voice Game of Thrones’ second-to-the-last episode airs May 12 on HBO. 7:17
On Thursday, climber and Arctic veteran Lonnie Dupre left Talkeetna for his fourth attempt to be the first person to summit Denali in January.Download AudioClimbing Denali is hard. Even in peak season, temperatures dip below zero, and frostbite is a real concern. In fact, this summer saw one of the lowest summit rates in decades, owing largely to weather. Not many people attempt North America’s highest peak in winter. Lonnie Dupre is one of the few who has. He is beginning his fourth attempt to summit the mountain in January. His previous attempts were all thwarted by the weather. Dupre says he’s surprised at how mild the Alaskan winter has been so far.Lonnie Dupre during his 2012 attempt on Denali. (Courtesy Lonnie Dupre)“I’m surprised on how little snow and how warm it’s been in Alaska, overall. That opens up a whole new bit of news, maybe, on climate change and what’s been going on with the weather these days.”Lonnie Dupre takes climate change seriously. Many of his expeditions have been to raise awareness for the changing environment. Despite the warmer-than-normal temperatures in the lowlands of Alaska, however, Dupre says it will still be very cold on Denali, with temperatures potentially dipping to fifty-below-zero. Under those conditions, Lonnie Dupre says the body requires a lot of calories just to keep going.“It’s like throwing a log on the fire, right? You’ve got to keep the firewood coming…”Lonnie Dupre estimates he’ll be taking in about 4,500 calories per day to keep his internal furnace running. He says that hydration is even more important, and that he plans to drink four or five liters of melted snow-water each day.Daylight is also a major factor affecting winter climbs. Lonnie Dupre will only have a handful of hours each day to try to make progress.“A big challenge, aside from the cold, is you only have a limited time to travel, because it’s dark. I’m leaving at the darkest time of the year, so it only leaves you maybe five hours of useable light in mid-December.”Crevasses present a challenge to Denali climbers regardless of the season. Without team members, Lonnie Dupre will be on his own should he find himself in an area where crevasses have opened.“A preventative measure to not drop into one of those bad-boys is to take a big, long pair of skis, and I’m taking…about a thirteen foot long spruce pole with me.”Like much of his gear, Lonnie’s eight-foot long skis are custom. In fact, he made them himself. This year, he is also bringing along a tent, sleeping bag, and down suit that should help him stay warm. Overall, Dupre feels good about this year’s attempt.“You always get those butterflies in your stomach right before you go, but I’m excited to get moving. I’m feeling really good about this year; I’ve trained hard. I’ve got all the equipment I could have wished for for this trip.”As with his previous attempts, Lonnie Dupre’s primary goal is to get back safely, though reaching the summit of Denali would be a definite plus.
Istanbul terror attack: 3 suicide bombers. At least 36 dead, 147 injured. Latest: https://t.co/4Ej7uYyfRt #Ataturk https://t.co/bTVcoZ2Rp4— 7 News Sydney (@7NewsSydney) June 29, 2016 FOX NEWS ALERT: Istanbul’s Ataturk airport struck by terrorist attack leaving at least 36 dead, 140 injuredhttps://t.co/Is105KYGqw— FOX & Friends (@foxandfriends) June 29, 2016 Five weeks until the Olympics and Rio isn’t close to ready. (Daily Mail) Advertisement WATCH: Video shows aftermath of Istanbul airport attack: https://t.co/u65gMp4WXX pic.twitter.com/0ScTn954mP— Good Morning America (@GMA) June 29, 2016 Viral “Bacon Mac ‘n cheese” kid, arrested again. (ABC-13 Houston) Boston city officials arrested for extortion. (Boston Globe)Mayor Marty Walsh responds to the 2nd arrest of a Boston official for the extortion of a music festival company: https://t.co/bdFsrH5mEu— FOX25 News Boston (@fox25news) June 29, 2016Iceland clapping is something positive in the world on another sad day.It’s very primal. Love it. RT @K_Blaugrana This Iceland clapping celebration is awesome, gave me goosebumps.?? pic.twitter.com/b4k5GxINvn— David Evans (@misterdevans) June 28, 2016 Another terrorist bombing attack at an airport, this time in Istanbul. 41 dead and 239 injured. (NY Mag)Today’s cover: The death toll is now 41 in the Istanbul airport terror attack https://t.co/t1bDmC4yHb pic.twitter.com/xloYUiR2G7— New York Post (@nypost) June 29, 2016
Q: What did we know about Enceladus before Cassini?A: We knew nothing. We didn’t know anything about the vents. We didn’t know anything about the global ocean. We knew it was a small, icy moon in the Saturn system. But the Saturn system is full of small, icy moons.Q: What would it be like flying along with Cassini over Enceladus?A: The action happens pretty fast because you’re traveling at 7 or 8 kilometers per second. And [Enceladus] is pretty small — it’s like the size of Arizona.You’re getting pummeled by these little ice grains. As you’re flying over, you’ll see these geological features, these scars — little channels, basically — what we call the “tiger stripes.” Within those tiger stripes are the vents, straight from the global ocean. And above the surface of the ocean, a splash comes up — you can imagine a splash from a wave — that will instantly freeze. That’s what creates these grains. These have information about the salt content of the ocean and some of the organics that are present there.Q: How close did Cassini get?A: We went really close. It was about 50 kilometers — the closest flyby over the tiger stripes. We could look at the chemical balance and determine that the [hydrogen] we saw was sufficient to provide food for microbes. The obvious message is let’s go back and try to find life.Q: At this point, would you be surprised if we didn’t find life on Enceladus?A: I would be a bit surprised, yes. But I would be happy to find the answer one way or the other because I think both — whether you find it or not — will lead to a better understanding of how life arose on Earth and what it really means.
cruiseRoyal CaribbeanSpectrum of the Seas Move over Quantum Class – Royal Caribbean International has already moved ahead to laying the keel for its newest ship, Spectrum of the Seas, the first and only ship in the cruise line’s new Quantum Ultra class.The important milestone happened at the Neptun Werft shipyard in Rostock, Germany, and marks the beginning of Spectrum’s ‘groundbreaking and high-tech’ physical construction. Spectrum of the Seas will debut in 2019 and is being specifically designed for guests in China and the Asia-Pacific region.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Mike Silverman, The Associated Press Posted Jul 2, 2019 8:10 am PDT This June 4, 2019 photo released by the San Francisco Opera shows Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen during a production of “Orlando” at the San Francisco Opera. Cohen is one of a young generation of countertenors who are popularizing a once-obscure vocal register that lies above normal tenor range and requires them to sing in falsetto or “head voice.” (Cory Weaver/San Francisco Opera via AP) A high-voiced rising star at 25 SAN FRANCISCO — Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen’s improbable career has brought him rapidly to the brink of operatic stardom at age 25. So it’s not surprising that the Brooklyn-born countertenor would fall prey to feeling a “kind of impostor syndrome” when he walked on stage.“Up until this time I’ve always had this feeling of, ‘What, me? Really?’” Cohen said in an interview at the War Memorial Opera House, where he was finishing a June run of performances as Medoro in Handel’s “Orlando.”But something changed on opening night. “I wasn’t nervous at all,” Cohen said. “For the first time I’m feeling I really belong here and I can hold my own.”Indeed, he did more than that. His second-act aria, “Verdi allori,” regularly drew some of the evening’s biggest applause, and Joshua Kosman in the San Francisco Chronicle singled him out for his “strong and gleaming” tone and “endlessly eloquent” phrasing.Cohen is one of a young generation of countertenors who are popularizing a once-obscure vocal register that lies above normal tenor range and requires them to sing in falsetto or “head voice.” The repertoire for these singers was once limited mainly to baroque composers like Monteverdi and Handel, who wrote roles for male castrati. But many contemporary composers, like Philip Glass and Thomas Ades, are making use of countertenors as well.Cohen’s career path has been more unusual even than his voice type. Winning a spot in the prestigious Brooklyn Youth Chorus at age 11, he watched the other boys “as their voices dropped and they would leave the ensemble.“But you know what? I didn’t want to,” said Cohen, whose cherubic features seem to go along with his angelic sound. Somehow he managed to keep singing the high notes and persuaded the chorus director to let him stay.“Presumably I have some natural predisposition toward being a countertenor,” he said. “But I think more than anything that starting every single day when my voice dropped, every single day since then I’ve sung in my falsetto. I had no idea what I was doing . I was truly just finagling to sing the high notes.”Though he took voice lessons throughout high school it wasn’t until he was a freshman at Princeton University and saw his first opera — Puccini’s “La Boheme” at the Metropolitan Opera — that he felt the excitement of that art form.“These people pouring their souls out directly to you, it just blew me away and changed my life,” he said.Graduating in 2015 with a degree in government (and certificates in vocal performance and Judaic studies), Cohen applied to numerous master’s programs in voice and postgraduate fellowships, and then, as he puts it, “The hammer came down.”“I got to the finals for almost everything,” he recalled, “and then in a span of a week I got rejected from everything.”But Cohen was determined to pursue a career in opera. He supported himself as an SAT tutor while taking voice lessons on his own. Breaks started coming when San Francisco’s Merola Opera Program accepted him for its 2016 summer apprenticeship.“I remember when he auditioned for me,” said Sheri Greenawald, who runs the San Francisco Opera Center training programs. “He was 21, and I thought, ‘You look like you’re 12.”Greenawald said the judges listened live to 550 applicants and Cohen was one of just 23 accepted. “For me it was a no-brainer,” she said, “He’s a nice tall kid who can make a sound. I heard a special voice in a special package.”After Merola, he earned a two-year stint as one of the company’s Adler Fellows, and also was invited to join the Houston Grand Opera Studio during the 2017-18 season.What really put him on what he calls the “opera world’s radar” was his triumph in the Metropolitan Opera’s National Council Auditions in 2017. He was one of six winners after four rounds of competition, and in the finals his performances of a Handel aria and a piece from Jonathan Dove’s “Flight” earned him a rave review in The New York Times.Though he had originally been hired as understudy for the role of Medoro, he was promoted this spring to the full run when San Francisco dismissed David Daniels, who has been charged with sexual assault.Now Cohen’s career is on the fast track. His first solo album has just been released, a compilation of Baroque arias with the American Bach Soloists. Soon he’s off to Prague as one of 40 singers invited to take part in Placido Domingo’s Operalia competition. In the fall he’s singing the role of David in Houston’s fully staged production of Handel’s oratorio “Saul.” And he has engagements well into the future — including a Met debut in the 2021-22 season.Cohen said his voice is still growing in power and depth and he expects to reach his full potential at about 30 — an age when lower male voices are often still developing. But a countertenor, perhaps the most fragile of voice types, tends to have a short shelf life: “After 40, the voice isn’t the same as it was,” he said.“I’m not mad that we peak a little earlier,” said Cohen, who still has a passion for government and public policy. “My joke with my girlfriend Abby is that when I retire at 50 I’m going to run for City Council in New York.”Mike Silverman, The Associated Press
Police are searching for the whereabouts of 15-year-old Eleftheria Koufou who has been reported missing from her Larnaca home since Friday.Eleftheria is described as 1.45 metres tall, of medium built, with shoulder-length light brown hair.She was wearing jean shorts and a black t-shirt when she left her home on Friday.Police urge anyone who may possess any information that could help locate the teenager, to call the Larnaca CID at 24-804066 or 24-804072, or the nearest police station, or the Citizen Hotline at 1460.You May LikeSproutt Life Insurance QuotesWhat Impacts Your Life Insurance Cost?Sproutt Life Insurance QuotesUndoDiarionuevo.com6 dangerous effects of coffee almost no one knowsDiarionuevo.comUndoQuizGrizThe Average Person Would Only Last 2 Days!QuizGrizUndo From space heroes to artists: women written out of historyUndoIran’s Revolutionary Guards publish purported exchange with British warshipUndoData is the new oil so watch out for mass mining – Netflix filmUndoby Taboolaby Taboola
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