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Member of parliament

A member of parliament is the representative of the voters to a parliament. In many countries with bicameral parliaments, this category includes members of the lower house, as upper houses have a different title. Member of Congress is an equivalent term in other jurisdictions. Members of parliament tend to form parliamentary groups with members of the same political party; the Westminster system is a democratic parliamentary system of government modelled after the politics of the United Kingdom. This term comes from the Palace of the seat of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. A member of parliament is a member of the House of Representatives, the lower house of the Commonwealth parliament. Members may use "MP" after their names. A member of the upper house of the Commonwealth Parliament, the Senate, is known as a "Senator". In the Australian states and territories, a Member of the Legislative Assembly or "lower house," may use the post-nominal "MP." Members of the Legislative Council use the post-nominal "MLC" and refer as upper house MPs.

The Parliament of The Bahamas is the bicameral national parliament of Commonwealth of The Bahamas. The parliament is formally made up by the Queen, an appointed Senate, an elected House of Assembly, it sits at Nassau, the national capital. The structure and procedures of the parliament are based on the Westminster system. Members of the Jatiya Sangsad, or National Assembly, are elected every five years and are referred to in English as members of Parliament; the assembly has directly elected 300 seats, further 50 reserved selected seats for women. The Parliament of Canada consists of the Senate and the House of Commons. Only members of the House of Commons are referred to as Members of Parliament, while members of the Senate are called Senators. There are 105 seats in the Senate and 338 in the House of Commons. Members of Parliament are elected, while senators are appointed by the governor general on behalf of the sovereign at the direction of the Prime Minister of Canada. Retirement is mandatory for senators upon reaching the age of 75 years.

Each province has its own legislature, with each member known as a Member of the Legislative Assembly. In certain provinces, legislators carry other titles: Member of Provincial Parliament in Ontario, Member of the National Assembly in Quebec and Member of the House of Assembly in Newfoundland and Labrador; the provincial upper houses were eliminated through the 20th century. A Member of Parliament is any member of the two houses of Indian Parliament, i.e. Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha; as of 2018, Lok Sabha has 545 seats, of which 543 members are elected popularly by single-member constituencies via first past the post method in each of the 28 Indian states and 9 union territories, while the President of India may appoint 2 representatives of the Anglo-Indian community. As of 2018, Rajya Sabha can have 245 members, 233 of which are elected indirectly by the state legislatures using Single transferable vote method of proportional representation, 12 are appointed by the President for their contributions to art, literature and social services.

Each state is allocated a fixed number of representatives in each chamber, in order of their respective population. As of 2018, state of Uttar Pradesh has the greatest number of representatives in both houses; the person which secures the support of more than half the seats in the Lok Sabha forms the Government. To form the government, parties may form a coalition; the Lok Sabha is the lower house and the Rajya Sabha is the upper house of the bicameral Indian Parliament. The term of a member of the Rajya Sabha is 6 years long, while the Lok Sabha members are elected for a term of 5 years, unless the house is dissolved sooner. Rajya Sabha is a permanent house, is not subject to dissolution, the members serve staggered terms- one-third of the membership retires every two years. Vacancies in both houses, whether because of death or resignation of a member, are filled with by-elections within six months of the vacancy - the newly elected member in which case serves only the rest of the pending term of the seat they are elected to.

The number of seats in both houses is regulated by parliamentary statutes. Since the formation of the Irish Free State in 1922 and subsequently in the Republic of Ireland, the legislature of Ireland is known as the Oireachtas, consists of the President, they are functionally similar to other bicameral parliaments, with the lower house being more influential and having more power over the creation of legislation. Elections to Dáil Éireann are held at least every five years using the Single Transferable Vote. 11 Senators are nominated directly by the Taoiseach. A Member of Dáil Éireann is known as a Teachta Dála or "Deputy to the Dáil", addressed as "Teachta", while a Member of the Seanad is known and addressed as Seanadóir; these titles are used much more in English than the official Irish. A member of Parliament was the term used to refer to a member of the pre-1801 Irish House of Commons of the Parliament of Ireland. Irish members elected to the House of Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Br

Graceland Wedding Chapel

Graceland Wedding Chapel is a wedding chapel located in Las Vegas, Nevada, the site of many celebrity weddings. It is one of the oldest wedding chapels in Las Vegas and claims to be the first chapel to conduct weddings performed by Elvis impersonators. Built as a private house in 1927, it was converted to a wedding chapel in 1947, after the relaxation of marriage licensing laws in Nevada, it was named "McKee's Gretna Green Wedding Chapel", after the Scottish wedding destination of Gretna Green. Elvis Presley visited the chapel in 1967, while planning his wedding to Priscilla Beaulieu, which took place at the nearby Aladdin Hotel. According to Frommer's, Presley himself gave the owners of the chapel permission to use the Graceland name, but in fact it was not renamed until after the singer's death in 1977, the same year that Elvis-themed weddings began there; the chapel is a small building, in the New England style, with a white picket fence. It holds 30 people. Fools Rush In Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas The Amazing Race 15 The Hangover List of wedding chapels in Las Vegas Official website

Croconate blue

Croconate blue or 1,2,3-triscroconate is a divalent anion with chemical formula C14N6O2−2 or 32−. It is one of the pseudo-oxocarbon anions, as it can be described as a derivative of the croconate oxocarbon anion C5O2−5 through the replacement of three oxygen atoms by dicyanomethylene groups =C2; the term Croconate Blue as a dye name refers to the dipotassium salt K2C14N6O2. The anion was characterized by A. Fatiadi in 1978, together with croconate violet, he obtained the corresponding acid, croconate acid blue C14H2N6O2 by treating croconic acid C5H2O5 with malononitrile in water solution at 80–90 °C. Croconate acid blue is acidic, it crystallizes from water as a purple sesquihydrate C14H2N6O2·​1 1⁄2H2O and gives a red solution in acetone or ethanol, but deep blue in water. It hydrolyzes in water to give croconic acid violet. Extended heating in water produces deep green plates a polymer. Croconate acid blue retains some other properties of the croconate anion. Unlike croconate violet, the croconate blue dianion is not planar.

The dipotassium salt is obtained from the acid by treatment with potassium methoxide from water as a green-blue trihydrate, that loses water converting to the dihydrate. The water solutions have an intense blue color, it converts to croconate violet when treated with potassium hydroxide. It is a weak semiconductor with conductivity 10−7 S cm−1 at room temperature; the bis salt 2C14N6O2 is crystallizes as the dihydrate. 2-croconate Croconate violet, 1,3-biscroconate 1,2-bissquarate 1,3-bissquarate