Collar days are designated days on which the collar forming part of the insignia of certain members of British orders of knighthood may be worn. Collars are special large and elaborate ceremonial metal chains worn over the shoulders, hanging equally over the front and back, often tied with a bow at the shoulders, with a distinctive pendant attached to the front.
Collars are worn by members of the Order of the Garter, the Order of the Thistle; and Knights Grand Cross of other orders. Of these, the only currently active orders are the Order of the Bath, the Order of Saint Michael and Saint George, the Order of the British Empire, and the Royal Victorian Order. The Order of Saint Patrick, the Order of the Star of India and the Order of the Indian Empire are now in abeyance. The collar can be worn on specific 'Collar Days' throughout the year.
|1 January||New Year's Day||current|
|25 January||Conversion of St Paul||current|
|2 February||Presentation of Christ in the Temple (also called Candlemas)||current|
|6 February||The Queen’s Accession||current|
|24 February||St Matthias' Day||current|
|1 March||St David's Day||current|
|17 March||St Patrick's Day||current|
|25 March||Lady Day (also called Annunciation Day)||current|
|21 April||The Queen’s Birthday||current|
|23 April||St George's Day||current|
|25 April||St Mark's Day||abeyance|
|1 May||St Philip and St James' Day||abeyance|
|29 May||Restoration of the Royal Family||current|
|2 June||The Queen’s Coronation||current|
|10 June||The Duke of Edinburgh’s Birthday||current|
|24 June||St John the Baptist's Day||current|
|29 June||St Peter's Day||abeyance|
|25 July||St James' Day||abeyance|
|4 August||Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother’s Birthday||current|
|6 August||Transfiguration Day||current|
|24 August||St Bartholomew's Day||abeyance|
|21 September||St Matthew's Day||current|
|29 September||St Michael and All Angels' Day||current|
|18 October||St Luke's Day||abeyance|
|28 October||St Simon and St Jude's Day||abeyance|
|1 November||All Saints' Day||current|
|30 November||St Andrew's Day||current|
|21 December||St Thomas' Day||abeyance|
|25 December||Christmas Day||current|
|26 December||St Stephen's Day||current|
|28 December||Innocents' Day||current|
Collars are also worn when the Queen opens or prorogues Parliament, and a few other observances; including religious services of the various orders, and by those taking part in the Ceremony of Introduction of a Peer in the House of Lords.
Collars are not normally worn after sunset, nor while mounted in parades such as the Trooping the Colour. Even if a bearer is entitled to more than one collar, only one may be worn at a time. The riband with badge cannot be worn with the collar, but that of another order is allowed.
The 2015 Sylvania 300 was a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race held on September 27, 2015, at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, New Hampshire. Contested over 300 laps on the 1.058 mile (2.4 km) speedway, it was the 28th race of the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season, second race of the Chase and second race of the Challenger Round. Matt Kenseth won the race, his fifth of the season. Denny Hamlin finished second. Joey Logano, Greg Biffle and Carl Edwards rounded out the top-five.
Edwards won the pole for the race and led 19 laps on his way to a fifth–place finish. Kevin Harvick led a race high of 216 laps before running out of gas with three laps to go and finished 21st. The race had 16 lead changes amongst seven different drivers, nine caution flag periods for 41 laps and one red flag period for six minutes and four seconds.
This was the 36th career win for Kenseth, fifth of the season, second at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and eighth at the track for Joe Gibbs Racing. His points lead grew to six over Denny Hamlin. Despite being the winning manufacturer, Toyota left Loudon trailing Chevrolet by 40–points in the manufacturer standings.
The Sylvania 300 was carried by NBC Sports on the cable/satellite NBCSN network for the American television audience. The radio broadcast for the race was carried by the Performance Racing Network and Sirius XM NASCAR Radio.Bye Plot
The Bye Plot of 1603 was a conspiracy, by Roman Catholic priests and Puritans aiming at tolerance for their respective denominations, to kidnap the new English King, James I of England. It is referred to as the "bye" plot, because at the time it was presented as a minor component of a larger plot (the so-called "main" plot).Collar (order)
A collar is an ornate chain, often made of gold and enamel, and set with precious stones, which is worn about the neck as a symbol of membership in various chivalric orders. It is a particular form of the livery collar, the grandest form of the widespread phenomenon of livery in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Period. Orders which have several grades often reserve the collar for the highest grade (usually called the Grand Cross). The links of the chain are usually composed of symbols of the order, and the badge (also called "decoration", "cross" or "jewel") of the order normally hangs down in front. Sometimes the badge is referred to by what is depicted on it; for instance, the badge that hangs from the chain of the Order of the Garter is referred to as "the George".Thunder (mascot)
Thunder is the stage name for the horse who is the official live animal mascot for the Denver Broncos football team. Three purebred Arabians have held this role since 1993, all gray horses whose coats lightened with age until they turned completely white. Sharon Magness-Blake has owned all three horses, and Ann Judge has been their rider since 1998 and trainer since 1999. As of 2016, Thunder has appeared in four Super Bowls with the team since 1998. The original Thunder performed in Super Bowl XXXII and Super Bowl XXXIII and Thunder III appeared in Super Bowl XLVIII and Super Bowl 50. Thunder III also made appearances in Times Square and on television morning news shows in New York City as part of the pre-game promotion for Super Bowl XLVIII. He routinely appears in parades, makes hospital and school visits, and attends various other public functions. He has been flown on airplanes, ridden in elevators, and appeared indoors at press conferences and banquets.
Thunder's duties as mascot typically include leading the team onto the field at the start of every home game, and a gallop down the length of the field whenever the team scores a touchdown or field goal. Thunder and his rider also interact with fans before the game; the horse is particularly popular with children, who are allowed to pet him. The horses who have served as Thunder need to remain calm in situations that would normally frighten most horses, such as being in football stadiums with thousands of cheering fans, exploding pyrotechnics, cheerleaders waving pom-poms, and other spectacles common to National Football League (NFL) games. Thunder shares mascot duties with Miles, a human who wears a horse head mask atop a Broncos uniform.
The original Thunder, later named "Thunder Sr.", was described as bold and courageous. He was a stallion registered as JB Kobask, a former show horse, who was team mascot for the Broncos from 1993 until his retirement in 2004. He continued making community appearances until his death in 2009. Thunder Sr. was succeeded in 2004 by "Thunder II", an Arabian gelding registered as Winter Solstyce. He had been the personal pleasure riding horse of Magness-Blake. Judge described him as being somewhat timid when he first began his role as mascot but eventually grew into it. He retired from mascot duties in early 2014 but appeared in the 2016 Super Bowl 50 victory parade in downtown Denver following the Broncos win over the Carolina Panthers. "Thunder III", a gelding registered as Me N Myshadow, was the understudy to Thunder II, and trained specifically for mascot duties beginning at age three when he was started under saddle. He began performing at preseason games in 2013. Although Thunder II was still active as team mascot during the 2013–14 season, Thunder III was sent to Super Bowl XLVIII because he was younger and better able to handle air travel. He is described as laid-back, preferring to doze off during games when not performing.Villain (2010 film)
Villain (悪人, Akunin) is a 2010 Japanese film directed by Lee Sang-il, based on Shuichi Yoshida's crime noir novel of the same name. It was nominated for numerous awards at the 2011 Japan Academy Prize, including Best Film and Best Director (which was director Lee's second nomination, after his 2006 win for Hula Girls), and won five, which included all four acting awards and for the score by Joe Hisaishi.
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