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Leader of the Official Opposition (Canada)

The Leader of Her Majesty's Loyal Opposition is the leader of Canada's Official Opposition, the party possessing the most seats in the House of Commons, not the governing party or part of the governing coalition. The current Leader of the Opposition is Andrew Scheer, M. P., elected Leader of the Conservative Party on May 27, 2017. Though the Leader of the Opposition must be a member of the House of Commons, the office should not be confused with the Leader of the Opposition in the House of Commons, the formal title of the opposition house leader. There is a Leader of the Opposition in the Senate, of the same party as the Leader of the Opposition in the house. If the leader of the opposition party is not a Member of Parliament a sitting MP takes the role of acting Leader of the Opposition until the party leader can obtain a seat. Nine of officeholders have only served as an acting Leader of the Opposition, including Deborah Grey; the Leader of the Opposition is entitled to the same levels of pay and protection as a Cabinet minister and is made a member of the Canadian Privy Council the only non-government member of the House of Commons afforded that privilege.

He or she is entitled to reside at the official residence of Stornoway and ranks fourteenth on the Order of Precedence, after Cabinet ministers and before lieutenant governors of the provinces. In the House of Commons seating plan, the Leader of the Opposition sits directly across from the Prime Minister. Two leaders of the opposition have died in office: Wilfrid Laurier in 1919 and Jack Layton in 2011. Opposition House Leader Leader of the Opposition in the Senate

Pygmalion (mythology)

Pygmalion is a legendary figure of Cyprus in Greek mythology, a king and a sculptor. Though Pygmalion is the Greek version of the Phoenician royal name Pumayyaton, he is most familiar from Ovid's narrative poem Metamorphoses, in which Pygmalion was a sculptor who fell in love with a statue he had carved. In book 10 of Ovid's Metamorphoses, Pygmalion was a Cypriot sculptor who carved a woman out of ivory. According to Ovid, after seeing the Propoetides prostituting themselves, Pygmalion declared that he was "not interested in women", but found his statue was so beautiful and realistic that he fell in love with it. In time, Venus's festival day came, Pygmalion made offerings at the altar of Aphrodite. There, too scared to admit his desire, he wished for a bride who would be "the living likeness of my ivory girl." When he returned home, he kissed his ivory statue, found that its lips felt warm. He kissed it again, found that the ivory had lost its hardness. Venus had granted Pygmalion's wish. Pygmalion married the ivory sculpture.

In Ovid's narrative, they had a daughter, from whom the city's name is derived. In some versions Paphos was a son, they had a daughter, Metharme. Ovid's mention of Paphos suggests that he was drawing on a more circumstantial account than the source for a passing mention of Pygmalion in Pseudo-Apollodorus' Bibliotheke, a Hellenic mythography of the 2nd-century AD, he drew on the lost narrative by Philostephanus, paraphrased by Clement of Alexandria. In the story of Dido, Pygmalion is an evil king; the story of the breath of life in a statue has parallels in the examples of Daedalus, who used quicksilver to install a voice in his statues. The moral anecdote of the "Apega of Nabis", recounted by the historian Polybius, described a supposed mechanical simulacrum of the tyrant's wife, that crushed victims in her embrace; the trope of a sculpture so lifelike that it seemed about to move was a commonplace with writers on works of art in antiquity. This trope was inherited by writers on art after the Renaissance.

The basic Pygmalion story has been transmitted and re-presented in the arts through the centuries. At an unknown date authors give as the name of the statue that of the sea-nymph Galatea or Galathea. Goethe calls her Elise, based upon the variants in the story of Dido/Elissa. A variant of this theme can be seen in the story of Pinocchio, in which a wooden puppet is transformed into a "real boy", though in this case the puppet possesses sentience prior to its transformation. In the final scene of William Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale, a statue of Queen Hermione which comes to life is revealed as Hermione herself, so bringing the play to a conclusion of reconciliations. In George Bernard Shaw's play Pygmalion, a modern variant of the myth with a subtle hint of feminism, the underclass flower-girl Eliza Doolittle is metaphorically "brought to life" by a phonetics professor, Henry Higgins, who teaches her to refine her accent and conversation and otherwise conduct herself with upper-class manners in social situations.

This play in turn inspired the film Pygmalion, as well as the play My Fair Lady and the film My Fair Lady. The film Lars and the Real Girl tells the story of a man who purchases a doll and treats her as a real person in order to reconnect with the rest of the world. Although she never comes to life, he believes she is real, in doing so develops more connections to his community; when he no longer needs her, he lets. This is a reversal of the myth of Pygmalion; the story has been the subject of notable paintings by Agnolo Bronzino, Jean-Léon Gérôme, Honoré Daumier, Edward Burne-Jones, Auguste Rodin, Ernest Normand, Paul Delvaux, Francisco Goya, Franz von Stuck, François Boucher, Thomas Rowlandson, among others. There have been numerous sculptures of the "awakening". Ovid's Pygmalion has inspired many works of literature; the popularity of the Pygmalion myth surged in the 19th century. John Marston's "Pigmalion", in "The Argument of the Poem" and "The Authour in prayse of his precedent Poem" John Dryden's poem "Pygmalion and the Statue" Thomas Lovell Beddoes's "Pygmalion, or the Cyprian Statuary" William Cox Bennett's poem "Pygmalion" from his work Queen Eleanor's Vengeance and Other Poems Arthur Henry Hallam's poem "Lines Spoken in the Character of Pygmalion" from his work Remains in verse and prose of Arthur Henry Hallam: With a preface and memoir Robert Buchanan's poem "Pygmalion the Sculptor" in his work Undertones William Morris's poem "Earthly Paradise" in which he includes the section "Pygmalion and the Image" William Bell Scott's "Pygmalion" Thomas Woolner's long poem "Pygmalion" Frederick Tennyson's "Pygmalion" from Daphne and Other Poems Robert Graves' "Pygmalion to Galatea" and "Galatea and Pygmalion" Andrew Lang's "The New Pygmalion or the Statue's Choice" Carol Ann Duffy's poem "Pygmalion's Bride" Emily Henrietta Hickey's A Sculptor and Other Poems Patrick Kavanagh's "Pygmalion" Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin's "Pygmalion's Image" Friedrich Schiller's poem "The Ideals" Nichita Stănescu's poem "Către Galateea" Sara Jane Li

M-28 Business (Newberry, Michigan)

Business M-28 was a state trunkline highway in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. It served as a business route running for 9.010 miles through the Newberry area. The business loop followed a U-shaped routing to connect downtown Newberry with M-28 south of town, it ran west of the city of Newberry, passing through the community of Dollarville before entering downtown, turning south and ending near the county airport. Bus. M-28 was a section of M-28 before the latter was realigned in the late 1930s; the highway carried the M-28A designation. M-28 in 1950; the trunkline was turned back to local control in 1953, the business loop designation was removed at that time. The section of the roadway in downtown Newberry has carried several different designations in addition to the original M-28. Bus. M-28 started at the top of a small hill at an intersection with M-28 southwest of Newberry; the highway ran due north from the intersection along Engadine Road, running downhill towards Teaspoon Creek. Just south of the Tahquamenon River, Bus.

M-28 turned east into the community of Dollarville. There the trunkline followed Dollarville Road and Engadine Road to the western city limits of Newberry. Once in the city of Newberry, Bus. M-28 followed West McMillan Avenue. At the intersection with M-117, Bus. M-28 turned south concurrently with M-117; the combined highway passed through the central business district. South of town, M-117/Bus. M-28 turned east along Campbell Avenue and south along Miller Road. West of the Luce County Airport, M-117/Bus. M-28 met M-28; the first highway through downtown Newberry was M-25, assigned by July 1, 1919. M-28 replaced this designation by the end of 1927, when M-28 was extended eastward through the Upper Peninsula to end in downtown Sault Ste. Marie. M-28 was transferred to a new roadway south of Newberry in late 1935 or early 1936 as shown on the Michigan State Highway Department maps of the time; the segment of roadway between the new highway and downtown Newberry was given the M-28A designation. In downtown Newberry, M-28A followed M-48 south, returning to M-28.

Between late 1949 and early 1950, M-48 was rerouted on its west end. The former M-48 that ran through downtown Newberry north to Roberts Corner was part of a relocated M-117; the M-28A designation was changed to Bus. M-28 at this time on the map, creating an M-117/Bus. M-28 concurrency in place of the older M-28A/M-48 one; the Bus. M-28 designation remained in place until late 1952 on maps; the April 15, 1953 MSHD map shows. The concurrent M-117/Bus. M-28 segment was redesignated as just M-117. In 1953, M-117 was shown rerouted due south of Newberry, avoiding the jog along Webber and Miller roads; the segment of M-117 north of Newberry, including part of the former Bus. M-28 became part of an extended M-123 by the publication of the 1962 MSHD map; the entire highway was in Luce County. Bus. M-28 in Ishpeming and Negaunee Bus. US 41 in Marquette also Bus. M-28 Bus. M-28 at Michigan Highways