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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Germany’s RWE has global plans for renewable energy business

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享S&P Global Market Intelligence ($):The newly formed RWE AG will mainly invest the billions it plans to spend annually on renewables outside of its home market of Germany after its asset swap with rival E.ON SE and subsidiary Innogy SE is completed later this year, the company’s chief executive said.“You look where you earn the most money. At the moment, that is certainly not Germany,” Rolf Martin Schmitz, who has led the company since 2016, told an audience at the E-world power industry conference in Essen, Germany, on Feb. 4. “We will continue to invest globally.”Under a €40 billion asset swap announced last year, RWE is set to become the third-largest renewable energy generator in Europe and second-largest player in the offshore wind sector by taking over all the renewables assets of E.ON and Innogy. In its new incarnation, the company plans to spend €1.5 billion per year to grow its portfolio by between 2 GW and 3 GW of new wind and solar photovoltaic capacity.But Germany, where RWE operates the largest fleet of coal-fired power plants, won’t receive a majority of the planned investments, according to Schmitz. “There is just no space or market for it,” he said.Although solar PV additions totaled approximately 3 GW in Germany last year, the onshore wind sector has collapsed around the introduction of competitive auctions and a slowdown in approvals. The most recent tender in October 2018 saw prices tick up as interest from developers waned, although the government has also introduced special auctions for 8 GW of extra renewables capacity to be tendered between 2019 and 2021.More ($): RWE renewables focus will lie outside Germany after asset swap, CEO says Germany’s RWE has global plans for renewable energy businesslast_img read more

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Financial app for citizens of the world

first_imgA Toronto credit union is a leading partner in a new banking app that allows users to hold up to five currencies in a single account and transfer money internationally through a convenient and safe channel.DUCA Financial Services Credit Union has partnered with Zenbanx as the Canadian gateway for the app that aims “to make your money as mobile as you are.” Canada is the first country in which Zenbanx, the brainchild of ING Direct founder Arkadi Kuhlmann, has launched its service; as of this fall, the company’s website promised a U.S. portal soon.The app provides accountholders with a seamless solution for converting their funds to Canadian, U.S., Australian, Singapore, and Hong Kong dollars; euros; British pounds; Japanese yen; and rupees, the currency of India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and other Asian nations. Users can also transmit money to people in other countries via a secure channel with social messaging capabilities that is cheaper and easier to use than standard wire transfer methods, says DUCA President/CEO Richard Senechal, a CUES member.Running the app is a complex system that calculates currency exchange rates in real time, pays interest on accounts in the currencies of customers’ choice, and navigates global banking networks to facilitate money transfers securely and in compliance with various nationalities’ regulations designed to outlaw money laundering and funding of terrorism, Senechal says. continue reading » 5SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Wind causing power outages in Delaware

first_imgDelaware, IN—Roughly 193 consumers are without power that use Decatur County REMC services.  REMC says that due to high winds, it has several outages across the service territory. Crews are out working now. They report trees down, broken pole and other damage. Thank you for your cooperation as crews work to restore your power safely and efficiently in these conditions.last_img

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