Director of folk choir speaks at Saint Mary’s

first_imgComposer Steve Warner said it is exciting to watch different communities adapt and work with his song “Cross of Our Hope” in a lecture at Saint Mary’s Wednesday evening. “Once you write a piece, it belongs to the Church. They take the insight and wrap it around their own flavors,” he said. “That’s the Holy Spirit at work.” Warner, the founder and director of the Notre Dame Folk Choir, composed the piece in honor of the beatification of Blessed Basil Anthony Moreau, who founded the Congregation of Holy Cross. “When I was asked to write a song to honor Blessed Moreau, I had to fulfill several things,” Warner said. “First, I was asked not to use his name in the piece, but rather look to his writing to find and write his message. I was also asked to write it in as many languages as possible.” Warner said that “Cross of Our Hope” exists in English, Spanish and French. “The Holy Cross family embraces several continents and many cultures,” Warner said. “Linguistically, the text had to be spot on. The liturgical and musical parameters had to be respected.” Warner said that one of the hardest parts about writing the song was finding texts of Moreau’s to work with. “I finally stumbled upon a letter about the glory of the cross and sufferings of the world,” Warner said. “Reading his letters, there is an unabashed zeal that he constantly shared with his community. It was my goal to create a piece that reflected that zeal.” Warner said that the refrain of the piece reflects that sense of unbridled joy found in Moreau’s writing. “From the first note of the song, it tells you that we are moving forward. It is gospel-oriented and evangelical,” Warner said. “We are spreading the gospel.” The writing process behind “Cross of Our Hope” took three and a half months, Warner said. “Writing a song is not just writing music. You are rearranging people’s spiritual furniture,” he said. “You put prayer on their list. It’s very humbling.”last_img read more

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Bulldogs Blanked By Eagles

first_imgThursday evening, Batesville played against the Jac Cen Del Eagles in a varsity match losing 2-0.Throughout the game the Bulldogs struggled to maintain possession of the ball or find many opportunities to score. 22:07 in the first half, the Eagles dribbled down the right side and played in through the middle. The forward dribbled his way between the defense for a close shot on frame. Unfortunately the Bulldogs couldn’t find an equalizing goal to get themselves back in the match.Second half – 27:54 another ball sent from wide and unsuccessfully cleared out of danger resulted in a shot touching off the keepers dive and rolled wide right side netting. Batesville lost 2-0.   Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Kyle Hunteman.last_img

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EHS grad Dick Scott named Mets’ bench coach

first_img Bio ELLSWORTH — Former Ellsworth High School athlete Dick Scott has been promoted to bench coach of the New York Mets.FILE PHOTO COURTESY OF TORONTO BLUE JAYSScott, 53, served as the National League team’s director of player development for two years and, before that, a minor league field coordinator for two years.The Mets’ announced Wednesday that Scott will replace Bob Geren, who accepted a job as bench coach for the Los Angeles Dodgers last month.Scott, a three-sport standout at EHS, was drafted out of high school in 1981 in the 17th round by the New York Yankees. Scott went on to win a World Series in 1989 with the Oakland Athletics.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textScott started managing in the A’s minor league organization in 1991 and was named Minor League Manager of the Year in 1994.Scott won his second World Series ring in 2001, this time, as a major league advance scout with the Arizona Diamondbacks.Scott also held player development jobs with the Houston Astros and Toronto Blue Jays.The new position is Scott’s first job on a major league coaching staff. He will make his bench coach debut opening day on April 4 when the Mets play the Kansas City Royals. Latest Posts Taylor VorthermsSports Editor at The Ellsworth AmericanTaylor Vortherms covers sports in Hancock County. The St. Louis, Missouri native recently graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism and joined The Ellsworth American in 2013. Part 1: Invisible, incapacitating concussions are sidelining high school athletes – July 19, 2016center_img Part 2: When the injury is inside your head, some “don’t get it” – July 26, 2016 EHS names new boys’ soccer coach – July 13, 2016 Latest posts by Taylor Vortherms (see all)last_img read more

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Rare Apple1 Computer Goes Up for Auction Could Fetch Up to 650000

first_img The Apple-1 computer, the first Apple computer, cost approximately $666 when it was first released in 1976, but now one of the few surviving Apple-1s is expected to fetch up to GBP 300,000 – GBP 500,000 ($389,878 – $649,797) in auction.The auction house Christie’s is offering a rare example of the first personal computer sold with a fully assembled motherboard in an online-only auction on May 16, as part of its On the Shoulders of Giants: Making the Modern World sale.The Apple-1 personal computer up for auction is housed in a briefcase. The keyboard lifted to show the mainboard fixed into place. (Photo Credit: Christie’s)Built by hand in 1976, the board is thought to be among an original batch of Apple-1 units sold through Mountain View, Calif., computer store Byte Shop. It features a white ceramic MOS Technologies 6502 microprocessor, selected by Steve Wozniak to power Apple’s first computer, as well as 8K bytes RAM split between two 4K chips and two original Triad power supply modules.The motherboard, labelled “Apple Computer 1 Palo Alto Ca. Copyright 1976,” will be housed in a briefcase and will come with the extremely rare first manual issued by the Apple Computer Company.The motherboard is labelled ‘Apple Computer 1 Palo Alto Ca. Copyright 1976.’ (Photo Credit: Christie’s)According to Christie’s, around 200 Apple-1s were made, and advertised at $666.66, a price which dropped to $475 in 1977. By the end of that year the Apple-II (first introduced on June 10, 1977) had taken over, and the Apple-1 was no longer offered for sale.After Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak officially discontinued the Apple-1 in October 1977, they offered discounts and trade-ins to encourage all Apple-1 owners to return their machines. These were destroyed, and fewer than half of the 200 Apple-1s survived. Today, only 15 examples exist in public collections, including in the Smithsonian Museum of Art and 12 other museums of technology or science worldwide.The lot up for auction also includes an Apple photo slide (right, in box) of the original Apple logo that was created and drawn by Apple co-founder Ronald G. Wayne after Apple was incorporated on January 3, 1977; and a pristine, working Panasonic RQ-309DS Cassette Tape Recorder for the Apple-1. (Photo Credit: Christie’s)The Apple-1 was advertised by Jobs as “[a] truly complete microcomputer system on a single PC board… an extremely powerful computer system that can be used for anything from developing programs to playing games or running BASIC. […] Since the Apple comes fully assembled, tested & burned-in and has a complete power supply on-board, initial set-up is essentially ‘hassle-free’ and you can be running within minutes.”The auction runs May 16-23.More on Geek.com:Instruction Manual Used for Apollo 11 Moon Landing Is Up for Auction4.5 Billion-Year-Old Heart-Shaped Meteorite Goes Up for AuctionRare Penny Found in Boy’s Lunch Money Could Fetch Up to $1.7 Million in Auction Mint-Condition Set of Pokemon Cards Sold For $107KRare, ‘Legendary’ 1894 Dime Could Fetch More Than $1 Million… Stay on targetlast_img read more

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