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Retable

A retable is a structure or element placed either on or behind and above the altar or communion table of a church. At the minimum it may be a simple shelf for candles behind an altar, but it can be a large and elaborate structure. A retable which incorporates sculptures or painting is referred to as an altarpiece. According to the Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus Online, "A'retable' is distinct from a'reredos'. Many altars have both a reredos and a retable." This distinction is not always upheld in common use, the terms are confused or used as synonyms. In several foreign languages, such as French, the usage is different equating the word with the English'reredos' or'altarpiece', this leads to confusion, incorrect usage in translated texts; the Medieval Latin retrotabulum was applied to an architectural feature set up at the back of an altar, taking the form of a screen framing a picture, carved or sculptured work in wood or stone, or mosaic, or of a movable feature such as the Pala d'Oro in St Mark's Basilica, Venice, of gold and enamels.

The non-English word "retable" therefore refers to what should in English be called a reredos. The situation is further complicated by the frequent modern addition of free-standing altars in front of the old integrated altar, to allow the celebrant to face the congregation, or be closer to it. Dossal' is another term that may overlap with reredos; the cognate Spanish term, refers to a reredos or retrotabulum, although in the specific context of Mexican folk art it may refer to any two-dimensional depiction of a saint or other Christian religious figure, as contrasted with a bulto, a three-dimensional statue of same. The retable may hold the altar cross in Protestant churches, as well as candles and other things

John F. Kerin

John F. Kerin was a physician, Professor of reproductive medicine, was a recognised innovator in biomedical technology. Born to Frank and Joan Mary Kerin, Kerin qualified with a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery at the University of Adelaide in 1969, he was a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and had been awarded a Certificate in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. Kerin spent 16 years directing in vitro fertilisation units with the University of Adelaide, University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine and Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre and Fresenius Medical Care. While at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Adelaide, South Australia, his team produced South Australia's first IVF twins. For 7 years he was a principal investigator for conducting international multi-centre Food and Drug Administration regulated clinical trials for assessing the safety and efficacy of reproductive technology. In June 2004 he was appointed the medical director of Flinders Reproductive Medicine.

Kerin has published hundreds of publications in medical science research on in vitro fertilization. He was a keen wooden boat designer and builder having spent many years handcrafting full-scale, seaworthy wooden boats, he conducted marine research off the coast of Queensland in his spare time, for the protection and understanding of the endangered manta-ray. He was a member and fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists since 1976 and 1971 and a foundation fellow of the Australian College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists since 1979. A FRCOG 1986, FACOG 1988. Kerin’s Ph. D. thesis was titled “On the endocrine function of the human GraaFian follicle”, submitted in December 1977 to the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, The University of Adelaide, in fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Medicine in which his aim was to obtain an “understanding of the changing cyclical relationship which exists between the theca and granulosa cells of the isolated human Graafian follicle, in vitro, with respect to its ability to produce the three basic classes of sex steroids, namely the androgens and progestins” and to “critically examine factors controlling human ovarian follicle behaviour, in the hope of achieving a better understanding of female ovarian function”.

Kerin died as a result of an accident on his hobby farm at South Australia. He had two daughters from his first marriage to Aileen.

2013–14 Nemzeti Bajnokság I

The 2013–14 Nemzeti Bajnokság I known as NB I, was the 112th season of top-tier football in Hungary. The league is named OTP Bank Liga for sponsorship reasons; the season began 26 July 2013 and concluded on 1 June 2014. Győr were the defending champions, having won their fourth Hungarian championship the previous season. BFC Siófok and Egri FC finished the 2012–13 season in the last two places and thus were relegated to their respective NB II divisions; the two relegated teams were replaced with the champions of the two 2012–13 NB II groups, Mezőkövesd SE of the East Group and Puskás Akadémia FC of the West Group. Each of the first two teams in the first division. Following is the list of clubs competing in 2013–14 Nemzeti Bajnokság I, with their location and stadium capacity. Following is the list of clubs competing in 2013–14 Nemzeti Bajnokság I, with their manager, kit manufacturer and shirt sponsor. Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players and Managers may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

Including matches played on 1 June 2014.