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The Wedding at Cana

The Wedding Feast at Cana, by the Italian artist Paolo Veronese, is a representational painting that depicts the biblical story of the Marriage at Cana, at which Jesus converts water to wine. Executed in the Mannerist style of the late Renaissance, the large-format oil painting comprehends the stylistic ideal of compositional harmony, as practised by the artists Leonardo and Michelangelo; the art of the High Renaissance emphasized human figures of ideal proportions, balanced composition, beauty, whereas Mannerism exaggerated the Renaissance ideals — of figure and colour — with asymmetric and unnaturally elegant arrangements achieved by flattening the pictorial space and distorting the human figure as an ideal preconception of the subject, rather than as a realistic representation. The visual tension among the elements of the picture and the thematic instability among the human figures in The Wedding Feast at Cana derive from Veronese's application of technical artifice, the inclusion of sophisticated cultural codes and symbolism, which present a biblical story relevant to the Renaissance viewer and to the contemporary viewer.

The pictorial area of the canvas makes The Wedding Feast at Cana the most expansive picture in the paintings collection of the Musée du Louvre. At Venice, on 6 June 1562, the Black Monks of the Order of Saint Benedict commissioned Paolo Veronese to realise a monumental painting to decorate the far wall of the monastery's new refectory, designed by the architect Andrea Palladio, at the Basilica of San Giorgio Maggiore, on the eponymous island. In their business contract for the commission of The Wedding Feast at Cana, the Benedictine monks stipulated that Veronese be paid 324 ducats. Aesthetically, the Benedictine contract stipulated that the painter represent “the history of the banquet of Christ’s miracle at Cana, in Galilee, creating the number of figures that can be accommodated”, that he use optimi colori — the colour ultramarine, a deep-blue pigment made from lapis lazuli, a semi-precious, metamorphic rock. Assisted by his brother, Benedetto Caliari, Veronese delivered the completed painting in September 1563, in time for the Festa della Madonna della Salute, in November.

In the 17th century, during the mid–1630s, supporters of Andrea Sacchi and supporters of Pietro da Cortona argued much about the ideal number of human figures for a representational composition. Sacchi said that only a few figures permit the artist to depict the unique body poses and facial expressions that communicate character. In the 18th century, in Seven Discourses on Art, the portraitist Joshua Reynolds, said that: The subjects of the Venetian painters are such as gave them an opportunity of introducing a great number of figures, such as feasts and processions, public martyrdoms, or miracles. I can conceive that Veronese, if he were asked, would say that no subject was proper for an historical picture, but such as admitted at least forty figures; as a narrative painting in the Mannerist style, The Wedding Feast at Cana combines stylistic and pictorial elements from the Venetian school's philosophy of colorito of Titian to the compositional disegno of the High Renaissance used in the works of Leonardo and Michelangelo.

As such, Veronese's depiction of the crowded banquet-scene, The Wedding Feast at Cana is meant to be viewed upwards, from below — because the painting's bottom-edge was 2.50 metres from the refectory floor and above the head-table seat of the abbot of the monastery. As stipulated in the Benedictine contract for the painting, the canvas of monumental dimensions and area was to occupy the entire display-wall in the refectory. In the 16th century, Palladio's great-scale design was Classically austere. In practise, Veronese's artistic prowess with perspective and architecture persuaded the viewer to see The Wedding Feast at Cana as a spatial extension of the refectory. In The Wedding Feast at Cana, Paolo Veronese depicts the New Testament story of the Marriage at Cana within the historical context of the Renaissance in the 16th century. In the Gospel of John, the story of the first Christian miracle, her son, Jesus of Nazareth, some of his Apostles, attend a wedding in Cana, a city in Galilee. In the course of the wedding banquet, the supply of wine was becoming depleted.

The Wedding Feast at Cana represents the water-into-wine miracle of Jesus in the grand style of the sumptuous feasts

Teri Meri

"Teri Meri" is a Hindi song from the Bollywood film Bodyguard directed by Siddique, starring Salman Khan and Kareena Kapoor. The song was sung by Rahat Fateh Ali Shreya Ghoshal; the song was composed by Himesh Reshammiya. The song along with the other tracks was released on 27 July 2011. "Teri Meri" is a sad romantic song sung by Rahat Fateh Ali Shreya Ghoshal. The song is high on Sufi touch on vocals; the song is available in remix and reprise version. The song is a romantic number from the film Bodyguard. "Teri Meri" was picturised on Kareena Kapoor. It was choreographed by Vaibhavi Merchant; the song's music is a remake of the background music in the film House of Flying Dragons. Ruchika Kher of the Indo-Asian News Service reviewed the song as moderately paced and a quite average song; the Times of India placed Teri Meri among the top 10 songs of 2011. The song was non-mover for 19 weeks at No. 1 on The Official Asian Download Chart show on BBC Asian Network, hosted by Bobby Friction. It went on to being one of the few songs to have been in the chart for over an astonishing 30 weeks.

The song had won awards for Shreya Ghoshal at the 13th IIFA Awards, BIG Star Entertainment Awards 2011 and the 2012 Apsara Awards for Best Female Playback Singer. Origin The melody of the song Teri Meri is similar to the traditional Christian Romanian carol, singing about Jesus` Birth "La Vifleem Colo-n Jos"

26th Punjabis

The 26th Punjabis were an infantry regiment of the British Indian Army. It was raised as the 18th Regiment of Punjab Infantry, it was designated as the 26th Punjabis in 1903 and became 2nd Battalion 15th Punjab Regiment in 1922. In 1947, it was allocated to the Pakistan Army, where it continues to exist as 10th Battalion The Punjab Regiment; the regiment was raised by Captain HT Bartlett at Peshawar in June 1857, as the 18th Regiment of Punjab Infantry, during the upheaval of the Indian Mutiny. The manpower consisted of Pathans, Punjabi Muslims and Dogras; the regiment took part in the Bhutan War of 1864-66, the Second Afghan War of 1878-80 and the Third Anglo-Burmese War of 1885-87. In 1895, it took part in the Relief of Chitral, while in 1897, it operated with the Mohmand Field Force during the great tribal uprising on the North West Frontier of India. Subsequent to the reforms brought about in the Indian Army by Lord Kitchener in 1903, the regiment's designation was changed to 26th Punjabis.

In 1911, the 26th Punjabis moved to Hong Kong to protect British interests following the Chinese Revolution of 1911. On the outbreak of the First World War, the regiment returned from Hong Kong to India. In December 1915, it sailed for Mesopotamia. During 1916, it fought on the Tigris Front in the Battles of Dujaila and Sannaiyat, as the British made desperate efforts to relieve their besieged garrison at Kut al Amara. In 1917, the regiment was again engaged in fighting on the River Tigris and took part in the British advance on Baghdad. In 1918, it moved to Persia, returning to India in October 1919. In 1918, the 26th Punjabis raised a second battalion, disbanded in 1922. In 1921-22, a major reorganization was undertaken in the British Indian Army leading to the formation of large infantry groups of four to six battalions. Among these was the 15th Punjab Regiment, formed by grouping the 26th Punjabis with the 25th, 27th, 28th and 29th Punjabis; the battalion's new designation was 2nd Battalion 15th Punjab Regiment.

During the Second World War, the battalion fought in Borneo, where it was captured by the Japanese in March 1942. It was re-raised in 1946 as a Machine-Gun Battalion. In 1947, the 15th Punjab Regiment was allocated to Pakistan Army. In 1956, it was merged with the 1st, 14th and 16th Punjab Regiments to form one large Punjab Regiment, 2/15th Punjab was redesignated as 10 Punjab; the battalion fought in Kashmir during the 1948 war with India. During the 1965 Indo-Pakistan War, it fought at Suleimanki, while in 1971, it served in the Rajasthan Sector. 1857 The Peshawar Punjab Battalion 1857 18th Regiment of Punjab Infantry 1861 30th Regiment of Bengal Native Infantry 1861 26th Regiment of Bengal Native Infantry 1864 26th Regiment of Bengal Native Infantry 1885 26th Regiment of Bengal Infantry 1901 26th Punjab Infantry 1903 26th Punjabis 1918 1st Battalion 25th Punjabis 1922 2nd Battalion 15th Punjab Regiment 1956 10th Battalion The Punjab Regiment Stoney, Lt PS.. A History of the 26th Punjabis, 1857-1923.

Aldershot: Gale & Polden. Rizvi, Brig SHA.. Veteran Campaigners – A History of the Punjab Regiment 1759-1981. Lahore: Wajidalis. Cardew, Lt FG.. A Sketch of the Services of the Bengal Native Army to the Year 1895. Calcutta: Military Department. Gaylor, John. Sons of John Company: The Indian and Pakistan Armies 1903–91. Stroud: Spellmount. ISBN 978-0-946771-98-1. Barthorp, Michael. Indian Infantry Regiments 1860-1914. London: Osprey. ISBN 0-85045-307-0. Sumner, Ian; the Indian Army 1914-1947. London: Osprey. ISBN 1-84176-196-6. 15th Punjab Regiment Punjab Regiment

Mid-America Classic

The Mid-America Classic is a long-standing American college football rivalry game played in most years since 1901 between the Panthers of Eastern Illinois University and the Redbirds of Illinois State University. The 2020 season will mark the 109th meeting between the two teams with Illinois State leading the series 57-42-9; the rivalry between the two schools is the oldest in the state of Illinois. It has continued completely uninterrupted through the years as the Panthers and Redbirds played in the Illinois Intercollegiate Athletic Conference until it disbanded in 1970, they would play in different conferences until 1985 when they both joined the newly formed football arm of the Gateway Collegiate Athletic Conference a league that sponsored only women's sports. After the Gateway merged with the Missouri Valley Conference in 1992, its football side was spun off into the Gateway Football Conference, with both teams remaining in that league until the Panthers moved their entire athletic program to the Ohio Valley Conference in 1995.

Though annual meetings are no longer assured, the two sides have met every year since, including twice in 2006. The two teams have played 108 times in total, with Illinois State holding a 57–42–9 advantage in the all-time series. For the 100th game in the series, in 2012, representatives from the two schools met and decided to give the rivalry the name of Mid-America Classic; the two schools collaborated on a traveling trophy, which holds plaques with the results of the previous 100 games in the series and has room for results of future games in the series. October 27, 1906 – Illinois State's six-hour bus drive to Charleston, Ill. was only made worse by an 11–6 defeat. November 3, 1915 – Both teams fumbled inside each other's 10-yard line in this 0–0 game played at EIU. November 11, 1916 – EIU visited Normal, Ill. for the first Homecoming game on Illinois State's campus. ISU scored its only points on a 45-yard blocked punt by Ritter in a 24–7 loss. November 5, 1921 – ISU rolled to a 42–3 victory in its Homecoming game, as five different ISU players scored a touchdown.

November 14, 1959 – Illinois State linemen wear gloves for the first time on a snowy, icy day, as Dave Babcock scored the only Illinois State touchdown in a 6–6 tie. September 30, 1961 – Illinois State's Keith Reiger's touchdown pass to Bill Monken "probably set an IIAC record for the shortest TD pass: 18 inches" in the Redbirds' 18–0 win. September 29, 1962 – Paul Whitmore's 91-yard punt return was the only score in this 6–0 Redbird victory, it still remains the longest punt return for a touchdown in Illinois State history. October 10, 1981 – ISU reserve Andy Fladung came off the bench to intercept a school-record four passes in the Redbirds' 25–3 win. September 16, 2006 – Marked the first time in the history of the Illinois State-Eastern Illinois series where both teams were nationally ranked; the Redbirds entered the game No. 7 and Panthers were ranked No. 18. ISU trailed, 10–0, after the first quarter, but a 23-point second quarter put the'Birds in control of a 44–30 win. Pierre Jackson had a career-high 132 receiving yards on six catches.

November 25, 2006 – Two months after facing each other in the regular season, ISU and EIU met each other in the first round of the 2006 NCAA Division I FCS Playoffs. ISU's Jason Tate and Jesse Caesar each returned interceptions for touchdowns in the 24–13 Redbird win. September 15, 2012 – Matt Brown accounted for seven touchdowns, his fifth scoring pass of the game, a 25-yarder to Tyrone Walker in the second overtime period, capped a career-high 473-yard performance and gave Illinois State a 54–51 victory over Eastern Illinois. List of NCAA college football rivalry games List of most-played college football series in NCAA Division I

David Wiens

David Wiens is an American former professional cross-country mountain bike racer. He is known for his six consecutive wins in the Leadville Trail 100 MTB mountain bike race including defeating Tour de France riders Floyd Landis and Lance Armstrong. Wiens, a 2000 inductee to the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame, won the Leadville Trail 100 every year from 2003 to 2008. In 2007, he broke the 7 hour mark for the first time at 6:58:46 while holding off Floyd Landis by just under 2 minutes. In 2008, Wiens won again beating 7-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong by just under 2 minutes and setting a new course record of 6:45:45. In 2009, Wiens finished second behind Armstrong in Leadville with a time of 6:57:02. Wiens was the US National cross country champion in 1993 and the US National marathon champion in 2004, he won two UCI World Cup races and numerous NORBA National Series races during his career. In 2006, Wiens founded Gunnison Trails, a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing singletrack trails on public lands adjacent to Gunnison, Colorado.

In 2008, Wiens began representing Ergon Bike Ergonomics, a German brand focused on producing ergonomically designed grips, saddles and more. In 2011, Wiens began working with the Leadville Race Series as a ambassador. In 2012, Wiens created the Mountain Sports program at Western State Colorado University in Gunnison. Mountain Sports is a sports marketing brand unique to the higher education landscape and offers training and competition in multiple disciplines of skiing, cycling and trail running. Wiens joined the board of directors for the International Mountain Bicycling Association in January 2016 and was appointed to the position of board chairman in November 2016. Wiens is married to Susan DeMattei, a former professional mountain bike racer and Olympic bronze medal winner, they have lived in Gunnison for decades. David has a son named Cooper. Cooper lives in Durango and goes to Fort Lewis College, he lives with four roommates who are named Keiran, Koby and Charlie. Cooper is studying chemicals, riding his bicycle.

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Elizabeth Meriwether

Elizabeth Hughes Meriwether is an American writer and television showrunner. She is known for creating the Fox sitcom New Girl, for writing the play Oliver Parker! and the romantic comedy film No Strings Attached. She created the ABC sitcoms Single Parents and Bless This Mess. Meriwether was born on October 1981 in Miami, Florida, her family moved from Miami to Detroit, Michigan when she was five years old, to Ann Arbor, when she was 10. Her father, Heath J. Meriwether, was the publisher of the newspaper Detroit Free Press, her mother was a painter. Meriwether grew up aspiring to be an actor, but when she wrote her first play, she realized she wanted to be a playwright instead. Meriwether attended Greenhills High School in Ann Arbor. Meriwether graduated from Yale University in 2004. Meriwether wrote the plays Heddatron, The Mistakes Madeline Made and Oliver Parker!. She held a showcase of her plays in Los Angeles. Meriwether has credited the showcase and Stone's participation as an important point in her career trajectory.

Upon moving to Los Angeles, Meriwether developed. As part of a program to help aspiring playwrights adapt their scripts for television, she turned the idea into a television pilot; the pilot, described as'a raunchy, honest look at the messy dating lives of twentysomething women' was filmed for 20th Century Fox Television, but not picked up. However, it succeeded in establishing Meriwether as a distinctive comedic voice. In 2010, she wrote an episode of Adult Swim's Childrens Hospital. Meriwether wrote the 2011 romantic comedy film No Strings Attached, directed by Ivan Reitman and starring Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher; the film's working title was Fuckbuddies. After her success with No Strings Attached, 20th Century Fox Television approached Meriwether about developing another television series. Meriwether pitched an idea about an "offbeat girl moving in with three single guys", inspired by her experience of "bouncing from Craigslist sublet to Craigslist sublet, for four years in L. A." when she was in her twenties.

The show, New Girl, was greenlit in 2011 with an initial order of 13 episodes and Zooey Deschanel in the title role. The show has aired 138 episodes over six seasons, with a seventh and final season of eight episodes that premiered on April 10, 2018, it has been well-received by critics and nominated for a number of awards, including five Golden Globe Awards and five Primetime Emmy Awards. In 2013, she signed a multi-year overall deal with 20th Century Fox Television, to develop additional projects for the studio. Meriwether is part of'The Fempire', a group of female screenwriters that includes Dana Fox, Diablo Cody and Lorene Scafaria. In 2012, the Fempire received the Athena Film Festival Award for Creativity and Sisterhood at Barnard College in New York City. Meriwether is a well-known feminist, who has done stand-up comedy, performed for The Vagina Monologues in Las Vegas. Elizabeth Meriwether on IMDb Elizabeth Meriwether at Playscripts, Inc