Middelburg is a city and municipality in the south-western Netherlands serving as the capital of the province of Zeeland. Situated on the central peninsula of the Zeeland province, Midden-Zeeland, it has a population of about 48,000. In terms of technology, Middelburg played a role in the Scientific Revolution at the early modern period; the city was a center of lens crafting in the Golden Age of Dutch science and technology. The invention of the microscope and telescope is credited to Middelburg spectacle-makers in the late 16th century and early 17th century; the city of Middelburg dates back to the late 8th century or early 9th century. The first mention of Middelburg was as one of three fortified towns erected on Walcheren to guard against Viking raids. In 844 a monastery was built on the site, which remained an active Catholic foundation until the Reformation. Foundations for Middelburg's "stately and picturesque" main church were first laid in the 10th century. Middelburg was granted city rights in 1217.

During the Middle Ages, it became an important trading centre in the commerce between England and the rising cities of Flanders. The town continued to gain in prestige during the 13th and 14th centuries. From 1559 to 1603, Middelburg was the episcopal. In the Eighty Years' War, Middelburg was captured from the Spanish forces during a long siege; the northern provinces of the original Low Countries won their independence from their former Spanish Habsburg rulers and formed The Netherlands, a Protestant state. In the 17th century, Middelburg became, after Holland's metropolis Amsterdam, the most important center for the East India Company of Republic of the Seven United Netherlands or Dutch East India Company. Middelburg played an important role in the 17th century slave trade. Samuel Ben Israel, son of Menasseh Ben Israel, is buried in Middelburg at the Sephardic burial site located at the'Jodengang' outside the citywall. Menasseh Ben Israel negotiated with Cromwell the opening of England, its colonies, to the Jews.

Middelburg has an Ashkenazic burial site, located at the Walensingel inside the city wall. In 1994 the synagogue was restored, as it was destroyed during the Second World War; this synagogue was the third one to be built in the Netherlands during the Golden Age. In the hall of the railway station there is a plaque of remembrance for the Jews of Zeeland who started their journey to the death camps from the Middelburg train station. About a third of the old city centre was devastated by bombs and fire in the early phases of World War II, on May 17, 1940, it is still not certain if French artillery were responsible. The town was captured and liberated by British troops during Operation Infatuate on 5 November 1944. After the War, as much of the destroyed part of the old town center was rebuilt and restored along pre-War lines as far as was possible; the city's archives, had been incinerated during the German bombardment. Modern Middelburg has regained much of its historic and picturesque character.

There are lavish 17th and 18th century merchant houses and storehouses standing along canals, of a similar style as found in cities like Amsterdam. The old city moats are still there, as are two of the city gates, the Koepoort Gate and the varkenspoort Gate. Part of the 18th century moat and defence works, were demolished in the 19th century to make way for a commercial canal that crosses Walcheren from Vlissingen to Veere; the medieval abbey is still as a museum and as the seat of the provincial government. Ambrosius Bosschaert the Elder was a still life painter of the Dutch Golden Age who worked most of his life in Middelburg, he had three sons, Johannes Bosschaert, Ambrosius Bosschaert II and Abraham Bosschaert the Younger who were all Dutch Golden Age painters. The painter Pieter Gaal, was born and died here, after traveling over Europe to paint Another well-known citizen of Middelburg was the admiral and explorer Jacob Roggeveen, born in the city in 1659 and died there in 1729. Roggeveen discovered Easter Island in the South Pacific Ocean on Easter Sunday, April 6, 1722.

Further discoveries on the same journey included islands of the Tuamotu group, now part of French Polynesia. Petronella Johanna de Timmerman and poet, was born here in 1723. In 1774 she was inducted as an honorary member of the academy Kunstliefde Spaart Geen Vlijt, she presented the academy with poems, translated from French plays. She died in Utrecht in 1786; the ArtsAdrianus Valerius composer Jacob van Geel a Dutch Golden Age painter. Christoffel van den Berghe a Dutch Golden Age painter of landscapes Balthasar van der Ast a Dutch Golden Age painter Pieter de Putter a Dutch still life painter Daniël de Blieck a Dutch Golden Age painter and architect Philips Angel I a Dutch still-life painter Ariana Nozeman the first actress in The Netherlands Pieter Borsseler a Dutch portrait painter, prominent in England Pieter Bustijn a composer, organist and carillon player Adriaen Coorte a Dutch Golden Age painter of still-lifes Barend Cornelis Koekkoek a Dutch landscape artist and lithographer Suzanna Sab

Jo Koy

Joseph Glenn Herbert, known professionally as Jo Koy, is an American stand-up comic. He was a frequent panelist on E!'s late night show Chelsea Lately. Jo has gained a large following of fans from his semi-regular appearances on The Adam Carolla Show, where he does numerous impressions from P. F. Chang's greeter to Bung Lu Su. Jo Koy is of Filipino and American descent, his American father was in the Air Force. Koy's Filipino-American family moved from Spanaway, Washington to Tacoma, Washington and to Las Vegas soon after he finished high school in Tacoma, Washington, he attended Spanaway Lake High School and moved to Foss High School in Tacoma. He moved to Las Vegas to be near his ailing grandmother. Koy dropped out to pursue stand-up comedy. Jo Koy's stage name comes from a nickname, it was revealed during his stand-up routine in Phoenix, Arizona on September 22, 2019, that his aunt in 1989 called him Jo Ko. He thought she said koy and has used it since. Jo Koy credits his mother for his comedic and acting talents.

She encouraged him to participate in school talent shows and to hold impromptu performances for his family and friends. This loving support led to performances at a Las Vegas coffee house, inspired a move to Los Angeles; the young comic began his stand-up career in 1994 at a comedy club in Las Vegas. Soon he moved from open mic night to a regular spot on the show Catch a Rising Star at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino. After performing at the MGM Grand Las Vegas, he rented the Huntridge Theater and went door to door to sell tickets to his comedy shows. A talent coordinator from Los Angeles spotted Koy and landed him his first television appearance on BET's ComicView, he has appeared on two seasons of Comic View. The comedian has gone on to star in other TV stand-up specials like Jamie Foxx Presents: Laffapalooza!. Jo Koy has won the Showtime at the Apollo, performed in front of troops in the USO Tour, can be seen on various VH1 I Love the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, Tru TV's World's Dumbest and New Millennium episodes, Amp'd Mobile phone commercials and received a second invite to the Montreal comedy festival Just For Laughs, the series for which he was awarded Canada’s prestigious Gemini Award.

Jo Koy is a regular guest at Chelsea Handler’s roundtable discussion on E!'s Chelsea Lately. Jo Koy has appeared on Carlos Mencia’s Punisher Tour performing stand-up comedy in front of fans filling 10,000-seat arenas across the country. In 2005, Jo Koy performed on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, he became one of a select few comics to receive a standing ovation on the show. He started a podcast together with comedian and TV host Michael Yo on July 23, 2012 called The Michael Yo and Jo Koy Show. Koy has appeared on over 100 episodes of Chelsea Lately as a season regular roundtable guest. Other appearances include: The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, @Midnight with Chris Hardwick, VH1, World's Funniest Fails, The Joy Behar Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Last Call with Carson Daly and Jamie Foxx: Laffapalooza. Today, the comedian tours across the nation and can be heard as a weekly guest on the podcast, The Adam Carolla Show, he hosts the weekly podcast, The Koy Pond. Koy has done two highly-rated and successful comedy specials on Comedy Central: Don’t Make Him Angry and Lights Out.

His third comedy special, Jo Koy: Live from Seattle is a Netflix Original was released on March 28, 2017 world-wide. Koy released another Netflix special titled Jo Koy: Comin' In Hot on June 12, 2019. On February 23, 2019, Koy performed two shows on stage at the Wheeler Opera House, Aspen, CO for the closing night of Aspen Laugh Festival. On August 4, 2009, The Jo Koy Foundation hosted its first huge philanthropic event in "Hilarity For Charity" a stand-up comedy show featuring Koy, along with special surprise comedic guests; the show took place at The Jon Lovitz Comedy Club, located in the heart of Citywalk, Universal City, CA. Proceeds from the ticket sales were donated to The Children’s Hospital of Orange County. Chelsea Lately The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Comedy Central Presents: Jo Koy TruTV Presents: World's Dumbest... The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon @Midnight with Chris Hardwick Adam Carolla and Friends Build Stuff Live Celebrity Page TV Netflix’s Jo Koy: Live From Seattle Netflix's Jo Koy: Comin' In Hot Jo Koy: Lights Out Jo Koy: Don't Make Him Angry Jo Koy on IMDb Official website Comedy Central profile Celebrity News: Who Is Jo Koy

Fernando Morena

Fernando Morena Belora is a retired football striker from Uruguay. His most known nicknames were "Nando" and "Potrillo", he is the all-time top goal scorer in the history of the Uruguayan A League with 230 goals in 244 games, he scored 668 in his 20-year career. Fernando Morena started as a professional soccer player in 1968 with Racing Club de Montevideo, which he left in 1969, signing for the nearby team. Morena joined Peñarol in 1973, in his first run with the club he won four Uruguayan Primera championships, he was top scorer in the Uruguayan soccer league six consecutive years between 1973 and 1978, was top scorer in the Copa Libertadores in 1974 and 1975. In 1979 Fernando Morena signed up with the Spanish soccer team Rayo Vallecano, but spent just one season there before changing to Valencia in 1980. Morena returned to Peñarol in 1981 where he helped the team win two more Uruguayan league titles in 1981 and 1982, they won the Copa de Oro in 1981, the Copa Libertadores in 1982, the 1982 Intercontinental Cup.

In 1983 Fernando Morena joined Brazilian soccer team Flamengo and in 1984 he played for Boca Juniors of Argentina. He finished his professional career in Peñarol in 1985. Fernando made his debut for the Uruguay national team on 27 October 1971 against Chile in a 3–0 win, where he scored his first goal, he was part of the national team. He went on to obtain a total number of 53 international caps, scoring 22 goals which ranks him as the joint eighth-highest scorer in the history of the team. Fernando was part of the Uruguayan team that won the Copa América in 1983. After retiring, he held several coaching positions in Uruguay and Chile, his first coaching job was in River Plate, followed by Peñarol, Real Murcia in Spain, Huracán Buceo, Rampla Juniors, Colo Colo in Chile and a second run in Peñarol in 2005. In 2009, he was designated as Manager of Institutional Relations at Peñarol. PeñarolPrimera División: 1973, 1974, 1975, 1978, 1981, 1982 Copa Libertadores: 1982 Intercontinental Cup: 1982ValenciaEuropean Super Cup: 1980 UruguayCopa América: 1983 Primera División top scorer: 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1982 Copa Libertadores topscorer: 1974, 1975, 1982 He scored 230 goals in Uruguayan championships making him the highest scoring player in the history of Uruguayan league football.

He scored a total of 668 goals throughout his football career. He holds the Uruguayan domestic record for the most goals scored in a game with 7 goals against Huracán Buceo, it could have been 8 but he missed a penalty in the final minutes of the game, he is the highest goalscorer in a Uruguayan Primera league season with 36 goals in 1978. Three times top scorer in the Copa Libertadores. Highest scoring Uruguayan player in the history of the Copa Libertadores with 37 goals in 77 games. Profile Daily El Observador. - Referi - España - Morena fue homenajeado en Valencia. - Montevideo, 3 de agosto de 2011