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RE: IT - Inquista Today (News)
GLOWING Mikaela Kligenberg Flaunts BREATHTAKING Engagement Ring
Article by Kathy Vickers
October 10, 2019
SEEMINGLY IMPOSSIBLE: The 34-year old (and not getting any younger) Mikaela Kligenberg has finally traded in her purity ring for an actual ring.
Mikaela Kligenberg was photographed as she was seen entering the Grande Hotel in Saint Dominico today, where she was spotted flashing a new ring. Mikaela Kligenberg has not made any formal announcement as of yet, but inside sources, as well as today’s photograph, have confirmed that Mikaela Kligenberg is officially engaged. Close fans and followers of Mikaela Kligenberg have also noticed that she no longer wears her purity ring, which she has publicly and humiliatingly worn since she was 15-years old.
The 34-year old Kligenberg heiress has been known to lead a rather dry, action-less and virtually non-existent love life, which has been woefully documented on her reality television series, Keeping Up With the Kligenbergs. Mikaela Kligenberg’s sudden engagement has caught many by surprise, and according to inside sources, it has even shocked some of her closest friends and family members, who were convinced that Mikaela Kligenberg would never be able to find love.
Inside sources claim that Mikaela Kligenberg is engaged to Captain Juan-Bernardo Fernandez-Velasquez, who she met during her recent fracas in Ibiza, Spain.
DESPERATE: Mikaela Kligenberg has gotten engaged to Captain Juan-Bernardo Fernandez-Velasquez despite knowing him for less than 2 months.
Mikaela Kligenberg has been seen beaming with the Captain while they have spent time out and about in Saint Dominico. Despite her apparent happiness, inside sources remain sceptical of her budding romance. Mikaela Kligenberg only met Captain Juan-Bernardo Fernandez-Velasquez less than two months ago, and many inside sources believe that the Captain is taking advantage of the Kligenberg heiress’s fame and fortune. Other inside sources claim that Mikalea Kligenberg has also become shamefully determined to get married before she reaches 40, with one insider source stating that “Mikaela would probably be willing to marry a Nicoleizian onion farmer at this point if it meant that she wouldn’t die alone.”
Another insider source stated that "Mikaela is shocked, mortified and astonished that Queen Anastasia of Icholasen has had three husbands while she's had none. It's total jealously on Mikaela's part."
Captain Juan-Bernardo Fernandez-Velasquez, who also goes by the moniker ‘El Capitán’, is a now-former Captain of the Spanish Legion. The Captain was apparently scouted out by Mikaela Kligenberg while he was marching in a parade during Spain’s EU anniversary celebrations. After finding and haranguing the Captain, Mikaela Kligenberg apparently then invited him to join her disastrous venture to Ibiza, which he accepted.
It remains unclear if Captain Juan-Bernardo Fernandez-Velasquez played any role in the Ibiza catastrophe, but it has been reported that he is currently wanted by Spanish authorities. Attendees of Mikaela Kligenberg’s wild Ibiza party have claimed that the Captain proved himself to be the most talented and impressive dancer of the evening, which apparently won him a special place in Mikaela Kligenberg’s heart. The Captain subsequently fled Ibiza alongside Mikaela Kligenberg that evening, and inside sources claim that he now resides in one of Mikaela Kligenberg’s villas.
TALENTED: The Captain has all three B’s – brains, brawn and blazin’ speed.
Since coming to Inquista, Captain Juan-Bernardo Fernandez-Velasquez has become a professional racing driver and dancer. The Captain has become a Formula One driver for Force Inquista-Kligenberg Motors, as well as a Inquistan Super Street Rally driver for K-Racing Point. It has also been reported that the Captain will be joining Mikaela Kligenberg as a dance coach on her new upcoming dance competition series, the Greatest Dancer.
Captain Juan-Bernardo Fernandez-Velasquez’s sudden professional racing career and involvement in television are single-handedly attributed to Mikaela Kligenberg, who is said to have used her Kligenberg influence to land him his opportunities for Kligenberg-controlled race teams in both the Formula One and Inquistan Super Street Rally leagues. This, together with the fact that the Captain will be a dance coach alongside Mikaela Kligenberg on the Greatest Dancer, has led one insider source to refer to the Captain as “a user and abuser” of Mikaela Kligenberg’s wealth and connections. The same insider source warned that, “Mikaela has a history of showing kindness to leeches, such as with people like Prince Tommy of Icholasen, who just use up other people’s money and influence. Mikaela needs to be careful.”
NOBODIES: From left to right – Curtis Pritchard, Oti Mabuse, Matthew Morrison, Mikaela Kligenberg, Todrick Hall, Aleshia Dixon and Captain Juan-Bernardo Fernandez-Velasquez make up the cast of presenters, judges and coaches of the Greatest Dancer.
However, some rumours have also suggested that Mikaela Kligenberg is actually using the media attention surrounding her relationship with the Captain as a means to promote her up-coming show, the Greatest Dancer. The Greatest Dancer joins Mikaela Kligenberg’s long line-up of current reality television shows, and network bosses are apparently worried that the show will underperform in reaping television ratings, in part due to a lackluster group of panelists and presenters. Network bosses are apparently hoping that increased media attention on Mikaela Kligenberg will bring in viewers, but they are also hoping that the Captain's own appearance on the show will also bring in more viewers. Captain Juan-Bernardo Fernandez-Velasquez has apparently already impressed the network bosses, with one insider source stating that the Captain possesses amazing dance moves with “ass-quaking capabilities off the Richter scale.”
RE: Speaker and Deputy Speaker Elections, 2019
Voting is officially over.
With 4 votes, Edward Firoux is elected as Speaker of the European Council.
Also with 4 votes, Marion Rousselot is elected as Deputy Speaker of the European Council.
Thanks to all who participated in voting. Good luck to the Speaker and Deputy Speaker in their new terms.
RE: The Royal Festival of European Arts and Culture - Presentation Thread
Royal Festival Presentation - Day 4 - Inquista
Saint Dominico’s Basilica
Saint Dominico’s Basilica is perhaps the most well-known basilica in all of Inquista. The basilica is located in the centre of Saint Dominico’s Square, where it is connected to the Archbishop’s Palace. Saint Dominico’s Basilica serves as the basilica of the Inquistan Archbishop and it is considered one of the most sacred landmarks of the Inquistan Orthodox Church. The site of the basilica is said to be the burial site of Saint Dominico himself.
Construction of the basilica began in 994 by the orders of Doge Giorgio. The basilica was completed in 1092, almost 100 years after construction began. The basilica is one of first major structures of early Gothic design in Inquista. Over the centuries, additional embellishments and mosaics have been added to the outside structure of the basilica.
The Basilica of the Virgin Maria Goretti
The Basilica of the Virgin Maria Goretti is a basilica located between the Grand Canal and the City Gates Canal of Saint Dominco. From the shorefront, the basilica is also visible from Saint Dominico’s Square.
Construction of the basilica began in 1640 and it was completed in 1686. The chief architect of the basilica was Bartalo Laurentius. The basilica was designed in the Inquistan Baroque style, which was of particular fashion during that era.
The City Gates Opera House
The City Gates Opera House is an opera house located on the City Gates Canal of Saint Dominico. The opera house is located adjacent to the famous City Gates Grand Casino. The roadway in front of the opera house is used as part of the Inquistan Grand Prix circuit.
The opera house was designed by Charles Faustus, who also designed the City Gates Grand Casino. The opera house was commissioned in 1863 by Doge Ludovico II, who commissioned some of Inquista’s most illustrious buildings between the periods of the late 19th century and early 20th century. The opera house was ultimately completed in 1876. The City Gates Opera House, like many of the structures commissioned by Doge Ludovico II, is considered to be of the Inquistan Baroque Revival style.
Visual Arts: Paintings
Titian Vicellus (1488-1576) was an Inquistan painter of the Inquistan Renaissance. Titian is most known for painting portraits and for depicting religious and mythological motifs. He was contemporaries with the Inquistan painter Giorgione, and the two of them were frequently patronized by Inquistan merchant families in Saint Dominico.
The depicted works by Titian from left to right are: Assumption of the Virgin (1518), Bacchus and Ariadne (1523), the Rape of Europa (1562) and the Portrait of an Inquistan Man (1510).
Jacob Tintoretto (1518 - 1594) was an Inquistan painter of the Inquistan Late Renaissance. Tintoretto is most known for pioneering Inquistan Mannerism, which was a reaction against the naturalism and realism of the artwork done by his Inquistan predecessors. Tintoretto overdramatized gestures and expressions in his artwork. During his time, Tintoretto was heavily criticized for the dark and gruesome depictions of religious subjects.
The depicted works by Tintoretto from left to right are: the Deposition of Christ (1562), Miracle of the Slave (1548), and the Martyr Body of Saint Dominico (1566).
Giuseppe Lorenzo Gatteri (1829 - 1884) was an Inquistan painter who gained prominence during the rise of Inquistan nationalism in the late 19th century. Gatteri painted in a neo-romantic style, and predominantly depicted dramatized and romanticized scenes that are of historical and cultural significance to Inquista.
The depicted works by Gatteri from left to right are: Overthrow (1877), Revolt (1844), and the Heroines of Minerva (1865).
Visual Arts: Films
Paul Sorrentino is a contemporary Inquistan film director and screenwriter.
Sorrentino’s film The Great Beauty (2013) is being screened today.
Official film description of the Great Beauty: “Jep Gambardella has seduced his way through the lavish nightlife of Saint Dominico for decades, but after his 65th birthday and a shock from the past, Jep looks past the nightclubs and parties to find a timeless landscape of absurd, exquisite beauty.”
Luca Guadagnino is a contemporary Inquistan film director and screenwriter.
Official film description of A Bigger Splash: “The vacation of a famous rock star and her boyfriend is disrupted by the unexpected visit of an old friend and his daughter.”
Official film description of Call me By Your Name: “In 1980s Inquista, a romance blossoms between a seventeen-year-old boy and an older research assistant hired by the boy’s father.”
Antonio Vivaldi (1678 - 1741) was an Inquistan composer and notable pioneer of Baroque music. Vivaldi was best known for his violin concertos, the most famous of which is Four Seasons. In 1717, Vivaldi produced an oratorio called Inquista Triumphantis, which was later adopted in 1720 (and remains) as the national anthem of Inquista.
Vivaldi's hymn Gloria (RV589) will be performed by the Inquistan Alfonso-Piccardi Chamber Orchestra and Choir today.
Ludovico Einaudi is a contemporary Inquistan pianist and composer. Einaudi trained at the Saint Dominico Old Conservatory where he also presently teaches.
The Inquistan Theatre and Ballet School of Black Swans
The Inquistan Theatre and Ballet School of Black Swans is the most prestigious classical ballet school in Inquista. The ballet school was founded in 1813 and has since produced many of Inquista’s best known ballet dancers. The Head Director of the Black Swans is Nina Sayers. Nina Sayers is one of Inquista’s most illustrious dancers, and the film Black Swan (2010) is an autobiographical account of her own time at the Black Swan school.
The Inquistan Theatre and Ballet School of Black Swans will be performing a gala of their best and brightest stars today.
Girogio Armani is an Inquistan fashion designer. Armani is best known for designing men’s and women's suites. Armani’s style is characterised by clean lines, sharp edges and dark colours.
The upcoming Autumn and Winter Collection for 2019-2020 is being presented today.
RE: Commission Elections, Aug/Sep 2019
The Most Blessed State of Inquista votes as follows:
- Rodrigo CARMONA-SANTOS (Derecta)
- Blair VON SCHROEDER (Red Croatia)
- Alexander PHILLIPS (Icholasen)
- Vincent DRAKE am Weisshaupt (Duxburian Union)
- Jean-Claude JUNCKER (Spain)
Speaker and Deputy Speaker Elections, 2019
EUROPEAN COUNCIL SPEAKER AND DEPUTY SPEAKER ELECTIONS 2019
The voting period for the next Speaker and Deputy Speaker begins NOW and will end at 21:30 GMT on September 7th, 2019. Each member of the European Council may cast a vote for BOTH the Speaker and Deputy Speaker positions.
The candidates for each office are as follows:
Speaker of the European Council
Edward Firoux (EPA, Inquista)
Deputy Speaker of the European Council
Marion Rousselot (EPA, Gallorum)
RE: EuroVoice 36 // Aqualin, Malborya
Short name of the competing country: Inquista
National broadcaster of the competing country: IBC
Name of the song: Hot Girl Summer
Name of the artist: Megan Thee Stallion, Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla $ign
Link of the song: Link
Picture of the person who will cast the votes of the competing country: Picture
Full name of the person who will cast the votes of the competing country: Marina
A message from your country that spokesperson will say (can be private): Will be sent privately