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Order of the Golden Fleece

The Distinguished Order of the Golden Fleece is a Catholic order of chivalry founded in Bruges by Philip the Good, Duke of Burgundy in 1430, to celebrate his marriage to Isabella of Portugal. Today, two branches of the Order exist, the Austrian Fleece; the chaplain of the Austrian branch is Cardinal Christoph Archbishop of Vienna. Having only had 1,201 recipients since its establishment, the Spanish Order of the Golden Fleece has been referred to as the most prestigious and exclusive order of chivalry in the world and contemporaneously; each collar is coated in gold, is estimated to be worth around €50,000 as of 2018, making it the most expensive chivalrous order. Current knights of the Order include Elizabeth II, Emperor Akihito, Tsar Simeon and Beatrix of the Netherlands amongst 13 others; the Order of the Golden Fleece was established on 10 January 1430, by Philip the Good, Duke of Burgundy, in celebration of the prosperous and wealthy domains united in his person that ran from Flanders to Switzerland.

The jester and dwarf Madame d'Or performed at the creation of the Order of the Golden Fleece in Bruges. It is restricted to a limited number of knights 24 but increased to 30 in 1433, 50 in 1516, plus the sovereign; the Order's first King of Arms was Jean Le Fèvre de Saint-Remy. It received further privileges unusual to any order of knighthood: the sovereign undertook to consult the order before going to war; the order, conceived in an ecclesiastical spirit in which mass and obsequies were prominent and the knights were seated in choirstalls like canons, was explicitly denied to heretics, so became an Catholic honour during the Reformation. The officers of the order were the chancellor, the treasurer, the registrar, the King of Arms, or herald, Toison d'Or; the Duke's stated reason for founding this institution had been given in a proclamation issued following his marriage, in which he wrote that he had done so "for the reverence of God and the maintenance of our Christian Faith, to honor and exalt the noble order of knighthood, also...to do honor to old knights.

So that those knights and gentlemen who shall see worn the order... should honor those who wear it, be encouraged to employ themselves in noble deeds...". The Order of the Golden Fleece was defended from possible accusations of prideful pomp by the Burgundian court poet Michault Taillevent, who asserted that it was instituted: Translated into English: The choice of the Golden Fleece of Colchis as the symbol of a Christian order caused some controversy, not so much because of its pagan context, which could be incorporated in chivalric ideals, as in the Nine Worthies, but because the feats of Jason, familiar to all, were not without causes of reproach, expressed in anti-Burgundian terms by Alain Chartier in his Ballade de Fougères referring to Jason as "Who, to carry off the fleece of Colchis, was willing to commit perjury." The bishop of Châlons, chancellor of the Order, rescued the fleece's reputation by identifying it instead with the fleece of Gideon that received the dew of Heaven. The badge of the Order, in the form of a sheepskin, was suspended from a jewelled collar of firesteels in the shape of the letter B, for Burgundy, linked by flints.

With the absorption of the Burgundian lands into the Spanish Habsburg empire, the sovereignty of the Order passed to the Habsburg kings of Spain, where it remained until the death of the last of the Spanish Habsburgs, Charles II, in 1700. He was succeeded as king by a Bourbon; the dispute between Philip and the Habsburg pretender to the Spanish throne, the Archduke Charles, led to the War of the Spanish Succession, resulted in the division of the Order into Spanish and Austrian branches. In either case the sovereign, as Duke of Burgundy, writes the letter of appointment in French; the controversial conferral of the Fleece on Napoleon and his brother Joseph, while Spain was occupied by French troops, angered the exiled King of France, Louis XVIII, caused him to return his collar in protest. These, other awards by Joseph, were revoked by King Ferdinand on the restoration of Bourbon rule in 1813. Napoleon created by Order of 15 August 1809 the Order of the Three Golden Fleeces, in view of his sovereignty over Austria and Burgundy.

This was opposed by Joseph I of Spain and appointments to the new order were never made. In 1812, the acting government of Spain conferred the Fleece upon the Duke of Wellington, an act confirmed by Ferdinand on his resumpt

List of Regular Show characters

Regular Show is an American animated series created by J. G. Quintel for Cartoon Network; the series contains many characters, with seven main characters and various recurring and one-time characters. Mordecai is an anthropomorphic blue jay, he has been best friends with Rigby since childhood, together they are lazy and slack off at their jobs there. Mordecai is more conscientious, intelligent and moral about his actions than Rigby is, which sometimes leads to his opposing Rigby when he is the cause of some kind of chaotic problem. However, Mordecai sides with his friend and the two stick together through their adventures. Mordecai loves to play video games and is a better player than Rigby, he demonstrates decent strength, such as carrying large boulders, never being hurt by Rigby's punches, able to punch Rigby across an entire room with ease, he can sometimes become caught up in his emotions letting them get the better of him. However, he is quick to apologize to others if he has hurt them and takes the lead in fixing a situation.

He had a crush on a red robin who worked as a waitress at a local coffee shop. Mordecai would hang out with her, along with Rigby and Eileen Roberts, made many attempts to try to start a relationship with her; the two begin to date in the fourth season until Margaret decides to leave for college, thus ending their relationship. He decides to take a break from dating in "Dumped at the Altar", after his relationship with CJ didn't work out. In the episode "Camping Can Be Cool", it is revealed that he attended art school before being employed at The Park, he is shown to have an outgoing mom, who embarrasses him around his girlfriends and made a highlight reel of Mordecai's most embarrassing moments, as seen in "Maxin' and Relaxin'". In the epilogue to "A Regular Epic Final Battle", Mordecai quits The Park, moves to New York City, returns to making art, he meets a bat woman whom he marries and starts a family. Mordecai's wife was not given a name in the show. Head writer Matt Price, on Reddit, gave her the name Stef when asked about it, writer Owen Dennis stated on Tumblr that there had not been previous plans to give a name to the character.

Rigby is an anthropomorphic brown raccoon. He has been best friends with Mordecai since childhood and slacks off more than Mordecai does. Rigby is hyperactive and mischievous, which sometimes puts him at odds with Mordecai, he lives for having a good time and relaxing, which he sometimes achieves through selfish acts like lying or cheating. He has a bad habit of getting himself and others in trouble causing many of the chaotic and surreal problems that arise in The Park, he is shown to be a good person deep down and sticks to his friends. Like Mordecai, Rigby loves to play video games, he is shown to be the weakest of The Park workers, although he has surprised them on a few occasions. Rigby's lack of strength was a major plot point in the episode "One Pull Up", in which Rigby had to pass a company physical and keep his job by performing one pull up, he has a younger brother named "Don", whose height and physique lead people to believe that he, not Rigby, is the older brother. Eileen Roberts, a female mole who works at a local coffee shop alongside Margaret Smith, has strong feelings for Rigby and makes this obvious.

He did not reciprocate her feelings and harshly ignored her at some points, but he begins to warm up to her and implies that he likes her, as well. In "Dumped at the Altar", Rigby reveals to Mordecai that he and Eileen have been dating for 3 months. Rigby is allergic to eggs, as evidenced in the episode "Eggscellent" when Rigby tried to eat a 12-egg omelet to win a trucker hat and went into a coma due to a severe allergic reaction. Rigby has died four times and was resurrected in the series, he was killed by Skips in an arm wrestling match, he was killed by Snowballs the Ice Monster, he was killed by Mordecai who pushed him into the Space-Time Continuum, fell into a fatal coma in "Eggscellent". As of Rigby's Graduation Day Special, Rigby has graduated from high school. In the epilogue to "A Regular Epic Final Battle", Rigby moves in with Eileen, they get married and start a family, but it's unknown if Rigby is working or not as he is seen teaching his children how to play video games. It is hinted at in the episode "'Ello Gov'nor" that Rigby's last name may be Riggerson, this has neither been confirmed nor denied by J.

G. Quintel. Benson Dunwoody is a gumball machine, he is infuriated with Mordecai and Rigby due to their constant slacking and mischief. He is hot-tempered and prone to fits of rage, bossy turning red whenever he yells or is angry, his catchphrases are "You're fired!", "_____ or you're fired!", or "Get back to work!". At the end of some episodes, Benson tries to fire the duo, but they always manage to find a way to keep their jobs with some help from other characters. So, they may instead have to face consequences whether it is their fault or not. Despite always being at odds with them, Benson is kind-natured at heart and is friends with the duo after calming down a bit in the episode "Benson

Sugbuanon Na Ni

Sugbuanon Na Ni is a Philippine weekly informative radio program hosted by Ahmed Cuizon aired on DYAB in Central Visayas. The show covers Cebuano/Sugbuanon culture, it is aired from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM every Sunday. Sugboanon Na Ni! is a radio commentary aimed at promoting and popularizing the correct usage of the Cebuano language, the predominant means of verbal communication in Southern Philippines. It seeks to showcase the rich culture of Cebuano-speaking provinces, defining their character and preserving it against the onslaught of decadent influences brought about by rapid urbanization and globalization; the program shuns regionalism. In fact, it emphasizes the importance of learning and using other languages such as English and Filipino which are used in media, government and in the workplace; the program only asks its listeners not to forget their mother tongue, its inherent beauty, unique words, poetic nuances and conversational value. In so doing, however, it discourages purism. Aware that languages need to be dynamic and evolving, the program embraces new additions into the Cebuano vocabulary without sacrificing basic rules on grammar and sentence construction.

“Sugboanon Na Ni!” celebrates the Cebuano way of life, its trials and triumphs as well as its vivaciousness that continues to instill pride among Cebuanos everywhere. It commemorates historic events, honors heroes and martyrs, treasures heritage, rejoices over artistic and athletic feats, encourages the preservation of traditional craft, raves over local cuisine, glorifies indigenous industries, idolizes exemplars of time-honored virtues and takes pride in the resiliency of the ordinary folk; the program further helps promote tourism by featuring festivals and other natural and man-made attractions in Cebu and in surrounding regions in the Visayas and Mindanao. In between commentaries among program anchors, interaction with callers and text message senders and live interviews with guests, the program plays Cebuano music. A segment on “Garbo sa Sugbo ” features Cebuanos of significant achievements. Another segment, “Mga Tipik sa Kaalam ” offers Cebuano translations of quotable quotes from the world’s intellectual giants.

"Lima Ka Gutlo" are featuretes on any topic produced by Mass Communication Students of various University in Cebu. A 15-minute “Basabalak ” featuring award-winning works of local poets caps the 2-hour program whose orientation is given away by its music bed entitled “Mabuhi Ka Sugboanon!” DYAB