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Domnall mac Ailpín

Domnall mac Ailpín, anglicised sometimes as Donald MacAlpin and known in most modern regnal lists as Donald I, was King of the Picts from 858 to 862. He followed; the Chronicle of the Kings of Alba says that Domnall reigned for four years, matching the notices in the Annals of Ulster of his brother's death in February 858 and his own in April 862. The Chronicle notes: In his time the Gaels with their king made the rights and laws of the kingdom, of Aed, Eochaid's son, in Forteviot; the laws of Áed Find are lost, but it has been assumed that, like the laws attributed to Giric and Constantine II, these related to the church and in particular to granting the privileges and immunities common elsewhere. The significance of Forteviot as the site of this law-making, along with Kenneth's death there and Constantine's gathering at nearby Scone, may point to this as being the heartland of the sons of Alpín's support; the Chronicle of Melrose says of Domnall, "in war he was a vigorous soldier... he is said to have been assassinated at Scone."

No other source reports Domnall's death by violence. The Prophecy of Berchán may refer to Domnall in stanzas 123–124: Evil will be Scotland's lot because of. A long while till the king takes, the wanton son of the foreign wife, he will be three years in the kingdom, three months. His tomb-stone will be above Loch Awe, he dies of disease. Although Domnall is supposed to have been childless, it has been suggested that Giric was a son of Domnall, reading his patronym as mac Domnaill rather than the supposed mac Dúngail. This, however, is not accepted. Domnall died, either at Rathinveralmond, he was buried on Iona. Kingdom of Alba Origins of the Kingdom of Alba Annals of Ulster, part 1, at CELT The Chronicle of the Kings of Alba

1971 Washington Senators season

The 1971 Washington Senators season involved the Senators finishing fifth in the American League East with a record of 63 wins and 96 losses. This was the Senators' 11th and last season in Washington, D. C. as they moved to Texas the following season, becoming the Texas Rangers. The move would leave Washington without a Major League Baseball team for 34 years until the Montreal Expos of the National League relocated there in 2005, becoming the current Washington Nationals. October 9, 1970: Ed Brinkman, Aurelio Rodríguez, Joe Coleman, Jim Hannan were traded by the Senators to the Detroit Tigers for Denny McLain, Elliott Maddox, Norm McRae, Don Wert. November 3, 1970: Greg Goossen and Gene Martin were traded by the Senators to the Philadelphia Phillies for Curt Flood and a player to be named; the Phillies completed the deal by sending Jeff Terpko to the Senators on April 10, 1971. November 30, 1970: Joe Foy was drafted by the Washington Senators from the New York Mets in the 1970 rule 5 draft. March 29, 1971: Ed Stroud was traded by the Senators to the Chicago White Sox for Tommy McCraw.

The acquisition of former Cy Young Award winner Denny McLain would not pay dividends for the franchise. Amid constant run-ins with no-nonsense Washington manager Ted Williams, Denny McLain lost 22 games in 1971. By the end of the 1970 season, Senators owner Bob Short had issued an ultimatum: unless someone was willing to buy the Senators for $12 million, he would not renew his lease at RFK Stadium and move elsewhere. Several parties offered to buy the team. Short was receptive to an offer from Arlington mayor Tom Vandergriff, trying to get a major league team to play in the Metroplex for over a decade. Years earlier, Charlie Finley, the owner of the Kansas City Athletics, sought to move his team to Dallas, but the idea was rebuffed by the other AL team owners. Arlington's hole card was Turnpike Stadium, a 10,000-seat park, built in 1965 to house the AA Dallas-Fort Worth Spurs of the Texas League. However, it had been built to major league specifications, it was located in a natural bowl. After Vandergriff offered a multimillion-dollar up-front payment, Short decided to pull up stakes and move.

On September 20, 1971, he got his wish, receiving approval from AL owners to move the franchise to Arlington for the 1972 season. Washington fans were outraged, leaving public relations director Ted Rodgers with the unenviable task of putting a positive spin on such events as fans unfurling a giant banner that contained Short's name, preceded by a popular four-letter invective. A photo of the banner appeared on the front page of a DC newspaper the following day. Fan enmity came to a head in the team's last game in Washington, on September 30. Thousands of fans walked in without paying because the security guards left early in the game, swelling the paid attendance of 14,460 to around 25,000; the Senators led 7–5 with two outs in the top of the ninth. Just fans poured onto the field, thinking the final out had been made. A teenager ran away. With no security guards in sight, the game was forfeited to the Yankees, 9–0. Dick Bosman Paul Casanova Tim Cullen Mike Epstein Curt Flood Joe Foy Toby Harrah Frank Howard Elliott Maddox May 8, 1971: Darold Knowles and Mike Epstein were traded by the Senators to the Oakland Athletics for Frank Fernández, Don Mincher, Paul Lindblad and cash.

June 8, 1971: 1971 Major League Baseball draft Stan Thomas was drafted by the Senators in the 27th round. Mike Cubbage was drafted by the Senators in the 2nd round of the Secondary Phase. July 16, 1971: Joe Foy was released by the Washington Senators. September 27, 1971: Jim French was released by the Senators. Note: Pos = Position. = Batting average. = Batting average. The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America. ISBN 978-1-932391-17-6. 1971 Washington Senators team page at Baseball Reference 1971 Washington Senators team page at www.baseball-almanac.com

Sarah Wigglesworth

Sarah Wigglesworth MBE RDI is a British award-winning architect and was a Professor of Architecture at the University of Sheffield until 2016. Wigglesworth founded Sarah Wigglesworth Architects in 1994, her practice has a reputation for sustainable architecture and an interest in using alternative, low energy materials. One of the practice's best known buildings is the Straw Bale House in London; the building was designed as a house for Wigglesworth and her partner Jeremy Till, an office occupied by Sarah Wigglesworth Architects, using straw bales, cement-filled sandbags, silicon-faced fibreglass cloth and gabions filled with recycled concrete. ‘This doesn’t look like a traditional green building,’ said Wigglesworth. ‘We want to bring green architecture into the mainstream by making it more urban and urbane.” The house featured in the first series of Grand Designs on Channel 4 in 1999 exhibited including Benaki Museum, published. She was Professor of Architecture at the University of Sheffield from 1999 to 2016 where she founded the PhD BY Design in 2002.

Her academic work blended with her ‘live’ projects and she describes her research focus as ‘revealing the workings of practice. She led DWELL – a research project at the University of Sheffield into the design of houses and neighbourhoods for older people. Early in her career in 1991 Wigglesworth, together with Till, was the first architect to be awarded the Fulbright Arts Fellowship. Wigglesworth was appointed MBE in 2004 and in 2012 became the first woman to receive the prestigious Royal Designer for Industry award for architecture. Alongside the Straw Bale House, Wigglesworth’s Sandal Magna School in Wakefield has been described as an exemplar of passive, sustainable design. Wigglesworth places an emphasis on building users’ involvement in design and buildings; the recent Mellor Primary School incorporates spaces for natural habitats and is designed to aid the school’s curriculum and help pupils interact with the building. Sarah Wigglesworth is an outspoken advocate of the role of women in architecture.

In 1995 she was an initiator of Desiring Practices: Architecture and the Interdisciplinary, an exhibition, symposium and book that explored gender differences in architectural practice. She continues to criticise the architectural profession for failing to support women properly as architecture students or practitioners. Straw Bale House and office, London – RIBA Award and RIBA Sustainability Prize Classroom of the Future, Sheffield – RIBA Award Siobhan Davies Dance Studios, London – RIBA Award Cremorne Riverside Centre, London – RIBA Award Heathfield Children’s Centre, London Sandal Magna Community Primary School, Wakefield - RIBA Award Mellor Primary School, Stockport – RIBA Award Deborah House Artist Studios Wigglesworth grew up in north London, attending Camden School for Girls, she studied architecture at the University of Cambridge from 1976 to 1983, graduating with distinction. Her long-term partner Jeremy Till is Head of Central Saint Martins and Pro Vice Chancellor of the University of the Arts London.

Wigglesworth's father was an eminent public authority architect in London. He “....was a distinguished member of that group which oversaw the huge postwar public building programmes. The director of building development at the Ministry of Public Buildings and Works from 1967 to 1972, he went on to become the principal architect for education at the Inner London Education Authority from 1972 to 1974, he was housing architect to the Greater London Council until 1980. Within all these large establishments Gordon created environments. Under his direction, GLC housing architects were responsible for the continuation of one of last century's great housebuilding achievements, he was instrumental in disseminating GLC research through a series of influential books and pamphlets”. Extract from his obituary in The Guardian “Gordon Wigglesworth: Key architect in postwar urban regeneration“ by Alan Turner, published Friday 19 August 2005. Sarah Wigglesworth Architects Sheffield University profile