Galleria dell'Accademia

The Galleria dell'Accademia di Firenze, or "Gallery of the Academy of Florence", is an art museum in Florence, Italy. It is best known as the home of Michelangelo's sculpture David, it has other sculptures by Michelangelo and a large collection of paintings by Florentine artists from the period 1300–1600, the Trecento to the Late Renaissance. It is more specialized than the Uffizi, the main art museum in Florence, it adjoins the Accademia di Belle Arti or academy of fine arts of Florence, but despite the name has no other connection with it. In 2016, it had 1.46 million visitors, making it the second most visited art museum in Italy, after the Uffizi. The Galleria dell ` Accademia was founded in 1784 by Grand Duke of Tuscany. In 2001 the "Museo degli strumenti musicali" collection opened, it includes musical instruments made by Niccolò Amati and Bartolomeo Cristofori. The Galleria dell'Accademia has housed the original David by Michelangelo since 1873; the sculpture was brought to the Accademia for reasons of conservation, although other factors were involved in its move from its previous outdoor location on Piazza della Signoria.

The original intention was to create a "Michelangelo museum", with original sculptures and drawings, to celebrate the fourth centenary of the artist's birth. Today, the gallery's small collection of Michelangelo's work includes his four unfinished Prisoners, intended for the tomb of Pope Julius II, a statue of Saint Matthew unfinished. In 1939, these were joined by the Palestrina Pietà, discovered in the Barberini chapel in Palestrina, though experts now consider its attribution to Michelangelo to be dubious. Other works on display are Florentine paintings from the 13th and 16th centuries, including works by Paolo Uccello, Domenico Ghirlandaio, Sandro Botticelli and Andrea del Sarto; as well as a number of Florentine Gothic paintings, the gallery houses the collection of Russian icons assembled by the Grand Dukes of the House of Lorraine, of which Leopoldo was one. Media related to Galleria dell'Accademia at Wikimedia Commons

Thomas A. Giles

Thomas Augustine Giles was a Canadian politician. He represented the electoral district of Cumberland West in the Nova Scotia House of Assembly from 1949 to 1953, he was a member of the Progressive Conservative Party of Nova Scotia. Born in 1916 at Victoria, Cumberland County, Nova Scotia, Giles graduated from St. Francis Xavier University and Dalhousie University, was a lawyer by career, he married Joan Edwards of Salisbury, England in 1945, Sylvia Bowser of Sussex, New Brunswick. Giles entered provincial politics in the 1949 election, defeating Liberal incumbent Kenneth Judson Cochrane by 177 votes in the newly established Cumberland West riding, he was defeated by Liberal Allison T. Smith when he ran for re-election in 1953. In 1967, Giles was appointed a judge of the Provincial Magistrate's Court, he died at Antigonish on October 23, 1970

Porkpie (TV series)

Porkpie was a British sitcom on Channel 4 television broadcast from 1995 to 1996, starring Ram John Holder as Augustus "Porkpie" Grant. It was a spinoff from Desmond's. Porkpie kept several key characters from Desmond's and in the first episode Grant was seen standing outside the barbershop Desmond used to run, saying: "Desmond, since you died it hasn't stopped raining. I know how much you used to say it can rain in England, it's true. Must be one of two things: either a thousand angels weeping for you, or you having a good drink up in heaven and you spilling it all over the place." Following the end of the successful Desmond's, life in Peckham continues. In the first episode, after the reading of the will of his late friend Desmond Ambrose, Augustus "Porkpie" Grant, a former employee at the Ford Motor Company is now a lollipop man, he buys a lottery ticket. The ticket turns out to be a winner and Porkpie finds himself with a fortune of ten million pounds. However, before he announces that he has won he gives Michael a pound back, so he cannot have any claims to the money.

He moves out of his flat into a house and hires a chauffeur to drive him around in his new car, a Ford Escort. As time Porkpie goes through various situations and learns whom he can and cannot trust now he is a millionaire; the character of "Porkpie" was popular in Desmond's, it was hoped that after the end of that series, the success would be repeated in the character's own series. Porkpie was first screened in 1995, with the last new episode being shown in 1996, it ran for 12 episodes. Series One aired on Mondays and the second and final series aired on Thursdays. Augustus Neapolitan Cleveland "Porkpie" Grant continued to work as a lollipop man, although not enjoying his job, struggling to make ends meet and unable to afford to pay his bills. Visiting the barbershop where his late friend best Desmond and his family used to live and work, Porkpie bumped into Desmond's eldest son Michael. Porkpie asked Michael. Porkpie marked a lottery ticket with the pound, he ended up hitting the jackpot, winning ten million pounds.

Michael Ambrose was the eldest son of his wife Shirley. He was still working as a bank manager at the branch. Porkpie hired Michael as his financial advisor. Michael didn't agree with many of the choices Porkpie made. Gloria Ambrose was the only daughter of his wife Shirley. Michael suggested, it was revealed. Gloria only appeared in the first episode. Sean Ambrose was the youngest child of his wife Shirley, he visited Porkpie with his sister Gloria on the night shortly before Porkpie found out he had won the lottery. It was revealed. Sean only appeared in the first episode. Amanda "Mandy" Ambrose was Michael's wife, she used to work as Michael's PA at the bank. Michael blackmailed Porkpie into giving Mandy a job at the centre. Porkpie gave her the job as a waitress in the jerk chicken café in the centre with Leone, which she wasn't happy with as she was expecting to be the art consultant or a restaurant manager, she told Michael how much she wanted to become a mother although Michael kept insisting that he wasn't ready to become a father.

Mandy made many efforts to conceive, including seeing a therapist. "Benji" Benjamin was a busker whom Porkpie met at the bus stop when he was on his way home after buying his lottery ticket. After Porkpie claimed his prize, he went to the pub, where he bumped into Benji again and informed him that he had won the lottery. Porkpie asked Benji if he could do him a favour and visit Michael with him at the bank and to pretend that he was the one that lent him the pound that he used to buy his winning lottery ticket. Benji asked Porkpie. Porkpie hired Benji as his driver and gave him a job as a barman at the centre that he opened in memory of his late friend Desmond. Leone was Porkpie's live-in maid and had a job as a waitress at the centre, she was the niece of Porkpie's good friend Vince. She came from the island of St. Lucia; when Vince found out that Porkpie was still looking for a maid, he recommended her to him. Vince said: "Well, I have this niece just come straight from St. Lucia, cook the best peas and rice, this side of the Atlantic."

It was revealed that Vince lied about Leone being his niece and that she was the niece of the woman that puts him under heavy manners. The woman was never seen. Vince was a good friend of Porkpie's and a member of The Georgetown Dreamers, a band that Porkpie and Bert played in when they were young, he was the drummer for the band. He used to work as a part-time assistant in Desmond's barbershop before moving on to become a bus conductor. Burt was an old friend of Porkpie's and had been a member of The Georgetown Dreamers, a band that Porkpie and Vince played in when young. Mr. Lu and his wife bought the building of Desmond's ol