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Elderslie is a village in the council area and historic county of Renfrewshire in west central Scotland. It chiefly serves as a commuter village, situated midway between the towns of Paisley and Johnstone, lies 11 miles west of Glasgow city centre. Elderslie is most famous as the assumed birthplace of Scottish hero Sir William Wallace, a knight born around 1270 who served as a military leader in the Wars of Scottish Independence before being captured and executed; the origin of the name of "Elderslie" is Old English for "field of Elder Trees". It grew up in Elderslie. On the site of the ancient Elderslie Castle there stands a monument to commemorate his life, a commemoration ceremony is held every August. On the site is the Wallace Yew, an ancient yew tree. Auchenbathie Tower a few miles to the south is a site associated with William Wallace in an action against the English; the village was once the home to Stoddard Carpets which made the carpets for the Cunard liners RMS Queen Mary, RMS Queen Elizabeth and RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 which were built by John Brown & Company in their shipyard in Clydebank.

The firm produced carpets for Queen Elizabeth II's wedding in Westminster Abbey, the ocean liner RMS Titanic and for the Concorde aircraft. A remaining example of the work, carried out here can be seen in the circular carpet which covers the floor of the drawing room in Culzean Castle designed by Robert Adam. There is one non-denominational state primary school in Elderslie: Wallace Primary School, a feeder school for Castlehead High School, a secondary school in Paisley. William Wallace Monument and Wallace Yew Elderslie Kirk. Worshippers now meet in the former West church, renamed Elderslie Kirk. Old Patrick Water. Wilhelmina Alexander - Robert Burns' Bonnie Lass o'Ballochmyle. George Campbell Hay – Writer William Wallace – Scottish warrior Dougie Vipond – television presenter and drummer of Deacon Blue. Richard Madden – actor Peter Nardone – musician Margaret McCoubrey – Irish suffragist and active participant of the co-operative movement. Callum Hawkins – Scottish record holder in the marathon and the British all-time number three.

Elderslie railway station William Wallace Renfrewshire Elderslie Leisure Centre Wallace Primary School

Erika DeFreitas

Erika DeFreitas is a Toronto-based artist who works in textiles and photography. Erika DeFreitas was born in Toronto, with ancestry in Guyana, her grandmother taught baking and cake decorating classes at home in Guyana, which influenced DeFreitas' work The Impossible Speech Act. DeFreitas' mother has featured in her work as both collaborator and subject, beginning in 2007 as DeFreitas was researching loss and mourning, with a focus on relationships and her own fear of losing her mother, her relationship with her mother has been a large part of her work. Says DeFreitas, "Some of the major themes in my practice are mourning and loss, matrilineal narratives, post memory, cultural identity". DeFreitas earned a Master of Visual Studies from the University of Toronto. Through a postcolonial lens, Erika DeFreitas explores language, cultural loss and identity politics and places emphasis on process, the gesture and documentation, she has been awarded the 2016 Finalist Artist Prize from the Toronto Friends of Visual Arts and the 2016 John Hartman Award from the MacLaren Art Centre in Barrie, ON.

DeFreitas was artist-in-residence at Alice Yard, Port of Spain and Tobago (2017. DeFeitas created a series aptly named Pass-port where she manipulated her passport to explore the ambiguities of her own identity and nationality. In 2003 DeFreitas completed a project called Something Pretty Cozy covering street fixtures with yarn cozies, she created the tatting tradition by exhibiting doilies but in the contemporary format of digital prints depicting the artist manipulating the objects with her body. DeFreitas continued the manipulation and examination of her body versus objects in a series of photographs called I Am Not Tragically Colored where she distorted her face against a piece of glass that separated the viewer and herself. DeFreitas' work can be found in many permanent collections, including Wedge Curatorial Projects. DeFreitas is the recipient of several municipal and federal awards and grants from the Toronto Friends of Visual Arts, the Toronto Arts Council, the Ontario Arts Council, the Canada Council for the Arts.

Erika DeFreitas' work has been exhibited in the United States of America. Solo exhibitions explore ideas of absence, loss and ritual, including the 2015 exhibition The Work of Mourning, Art Gallery of Mississauga, Mississauga, ON and Deaths/Memorials/Births, presented in 2013 at the Centre for Print and Media Arts, Hamilton, ON. and 2008 at Platform Centre for Photographic + Digital Arts, Winnipeg, MB. DeFreitas was inspired by her mother's obsession with reading newspaper obituaries and created her work, Deaths/Memorials/Births, where she unpacked the concept of memorialization in newspapers and manipulated these ideas through intuitively cutting and not cutting text from the obituaries to create works evoking found poetry, she continued to be inspired by and sometimes work in collaboration with her mother, such as in the work presented in the 2016 exhibition. Their collaborative textile work entitled Sometimes the Metonymic Object Is an Absence, a crochet blanket mimicking those in their family home, that visitors are invited to unravel, was included in The One and the Many: A Self-Portrait in Seven Parts, a 2015 group exhibition at Project Row Houses.

Her work has been presented in many group exhibitions, including at the Art Gallery of Windsor. 2020: an object, a gesture, a scene, Visual Arts Centre of Clarington, Bowmanville, ON. 2019: an object, a gesture, a scene, Open Studio, Toronto, ON 2019: It is now here that I have gathered and measured yes, Gallery TPW, Toronto, ON. 2018: like a conjuring, Platform Centre for Photographic + Digital Arts, Winnipeg, MB 2017: Like a conjuring, The Anchorage Bradley Museums, Mississauga, ON. 2016:. Body of Waters, Ideas Exchange, Queen's Square, Cambridge, ON. Common Place: Common-Place, University of Toronto Art Centre, Toronto, ON.2018 I'll be your Mirror, Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery, ON. seeping upwards, rupturing the surface, Art Gallery of Mississauga, Mississauga, ON. at. Black Borders: Arts of Color, Reframing Culture, Fort Worth Contemporary Arts, TX. 2017 The Sustenance Rite, Blackwood Gallery, University of Toronto, Mississauga, ON. Migrating the Margins, Art Gallery of York University, Toronto, ON.

The Inhabitants of Space in General, Open Studio, Toronto, ON. All That is Left Unsaid/at t

David Lester Richardson

David Lester Richardson was an officer of the East India Company, who throughout his life followed literary pursuits as a poet and periodical writer, as editor and proprietor of literary journals. A skilled linguist, he was in life an educator, serving as professor of English at Hindu College, where he inspired the Bengali poet Michael Madhusudan Dutta. David Lester Richardson was born in London and baptised at St. Marylebone on 15 February 1801, son of Sarah Lester and Lt Col David Thomas Richardson of the Bengal Army, he appears to have been born out of wedlock. He, Violet and their three surviving children died when their ship, the Lord Nelson was lost in a storm around 21 or 22 November 1808 en route from Madras to England. David Lester Richardson entered into the service of the East India Company in 1819, from that time began to submit poems to James Silk Buckingham's Calcutta Journal under initials which were to become well known in British India circles. L. R, his work included English language translations of Indian poems.

He appears to have been wealthy. If you go home, you will return a beggar."In 1822, he published a slim volume of poems under his full name - a work he was ashamed of for its callow elements. He was granted medical leave to visit England in 1824. In London he pursued his literary muse, publishing Sonnets and Other Poems in 1825 to warm reviews, it was reprinted a number of times and a third edition was published in 1827 within the Jones Diamond Edition series on British Poets. In 1827, he founded the London Weekly Review, a literary journal which he edited with James Augustus St. John, on which he expended a considerable amount of his patrimony. Contributors include William Roscoe, John Bowring and Thomas Pringle; the offer was rejected. Colburn ingeniously renamed the publication as the Court Journal, Richardson's anticipated rewards evaporated. Richardson's compulsion to return to India arose out of a statutory five-year limit on absence-from-post for officers of the East India company. In October 1828 he applied to the company's Board of Control to return to India, was instructed to embark in November.

Secure that they would find in his favour, Richardson once again threw himself into literary pursuits and in 1830 re-joined the company, being made a member of the Arsenal Committee in Calcutta, shortly after promoted to captaincy. His company status secure, Richardson applied for and was granted a transfer to the invalid list, his time from 1829 to 1835 was for the most part spend editing journals, including seven volumes of the Bengal Annual, six volumes of the Calcutta Literary Gazette and twelve volumes of the Calcutta Magazine. In the same period he brought out two books of his poetry, Ocean and Other Poems and Literary Leaves, both regarded in 1839 as his principal works. In the early part of 1835 he was appointed aide-de camp to Lord William Bentinck, the Governor-General of Bengal, but on Bentinck retiring from the post in the year, Richardson was elected Professor of Literature at the Hindu College at the urging of Thomas Babington Macaulay. In 1839 he was promoted to be principal of the Hindu College.

In 1845 he became principal of Krishnagarh College, in 1848 principal of the Hindu Metropolitan College. Macaulay would no doubt have been delighted that Shibnath Shastri wrote: Richardson retired from Indian service in 1861, returned to England where he became proprietor and editor of The Court Circular, editor of Allen's Indian Mail, he died on 17 November 1865 at Clapham. Richardson married Marian Scott, daughter of a Col Scott, in Danapur on 8 Jan 1821, they had four daughters and three sons: David Charles Thomas Richardson, born in Danapur Lester Williams Richardson, born in St Pancras, died in Greenwich, Kent Jessy Hay Richardson and died in Singapore Isabella Caroline Richardson, born in Calcutta, married Rev John Reuben Hill in Kanpur in 1872, died in Canterbury, Kent Violet Richardson, born in India, died in Chinsurah Marion Annie Richardson, born in Calcutta, married Adam Johnson a Captain in HEICo Merchant fleet in Freemantle in 1859, died in South Australia. William Scott Richardson, born in Bengal, Captain in the 25th

Fernando de Arg├╝ello

Fernando de Argüello was a Spanish soldier who served as Governor of New Mexico, between 1644 and 1647. Fernando de Arguello Carvajal joined the Spanish Army in his youth, became a Captain. Arguello was appointed Governor of Santa Fe de Nuevo México on 6 December 1644. During the Fernando de Arguello administration, a conspiracy was formed by the Jemez Pueblo. Arguello was warned of a possible joint revolt of the Apache peoples; the Jemez and Apache were thinking of revolting because of Spanish settlements in New Mexico and Franciscan abuse against them. After the revolt, Arguello hanged twenty-nine Jemez for treason and alliance with the Apaches. Forty other Native Americans were imprisoned. However, on 4 May 1647, Carvajal was sent to Mexico City and imprisoned for offences against the Crown. However, Arguello fled to somewhere near Parral. All the properties he had were appropriated and destroyed and the Spanish Crown sent another military force to Santa Fe de Mexico City to replace him as governor of the province.

The Crown appointed to Luis de Guzmán y Figueroa in place Arguello as governor of New Mexico


Hypericon is a speculative fiction convention held yearly in June in Nashville, Tennessee. Hypericon is presented by Frontiers Nashville, a non-profit organization dedicated to the support of the fannish community and their myriad of interests, partnered with Make Nashville, a local maker space and producer of the Nashville Mini Maker Faire; the event supports the Nashville Public Library Foundation as a featured charity in 2017. The event is billed as "Nashville's Convention for fans of Comics, Sci-Fi, Horror, Steampunk and more - from the page to the stage to the screen! Enjoy over 120 HOURS of programming, a premium CONSUITE, fascinating guests and speakers, the region's only convention LUAU, our new BARCADE, the best COSPLAY experience in the region, the exciting SOCIAL SCENE of your fandom peers, round-the-clock for three days at our beautiful destination hotel and conference center!"Some convention activities include a "premium" consuite, barcade, cosplay contest with a $500 prize, role-playing games, live action roleplaying, filmmaking panels, a room party competition, art show, dealers' room and exhibit tables, screening room, "old-school" arcade, maker room, 24-hour gaming room.

Through 2010, Hypericon was held at the Days Inn Stadium in Nashville. Starting in 2011, the convention moved to the Holiday Inn Express Nashville Airport, near Nashville International Airport. Doubling attendance and increasing 6x in square footage, the convention relocated to the Millennium Maxwell House Hotel in 2016, is now scheduled to take place at the massive and upscale-remodeled Marriott Nashville Airport in June 2017. Hypericon 1 was held June 17–19, 2005. Guests of Honor was Tom Piccirilli, Hunter Cressall, Amy H. Sturgis, Melissa Gay, Todd Lyles. Fan Guests of Honor were the Known World Players. Hypericon 2 was held June 23–25, 2006. Guest of Honor was Tim Powers. Special guests included Sherrilyn Kenyon, Brian Keene, Glen Cook, John Skipp. Hypericon 3 was held June 15–17, 2007. Guest of Honor was Scott Nicholson. Artist Guests of Honor were Paul Bielaczyc. Special guests were Glen Cook. Fan Guests of Honor were Frank and Millie Kalisz Hypericon 4 was held June 27–29, 2008. Literary Guest of Honor was Joe R. Lansdale.

Artist Guest of Honor was Alex McVey. Additional guests included Sherrilyn Kenyon, Glen Cook, Geoffrey Girard, Bryan Smith, Elizabeth Donald, Sara M. Harvey, P. S. Gifford, more. Hypericon 5 was held June 5–7, 2009, served as the host to DeepSouthCon 47. Author GoH was Brian Keene, Artist GoH was Steven Gilberts, Fan GoH was Bob Embler, Filk GoH was Kathy mar and Special Guests were Jonathan Mayberry and Glen Cook. Hypericon 6 was held June 4–6, 2010, included Ramsey Campbell, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Glen Cook, The Great Luke Ski among its honored guests. Hypericon 7 was held June 17–19, 2011, at the Holiday Inn Express Airport, included author Glen Cook and artist Loren Damewood as guests of honor; the convention took a hiatus in 2012. Hypericon 8 was held June 14–16, 2013, at the Holiday Inn Express Airport, included author Robin Hobb as guest of honor. Hypericon 9 was held June 13–15, 2014, at the Holiday Inn Express Airport. Guests of honor were writer Jack Ketchum, artist Sam Flegal, author/costumer Sara M. Harvey, author Glen Cook, author/filmmaker/small press guy Stephen Zimmer.

Other guests included H. David Blalock, Jackie Gamber, Maruice Broaddus, Melissa Gay, Jimmy Gillentine, Herika Raymer, Loren Damewood, Angelia Sparrow. Hypericon 10 was held June 19 -- 2015, at the Holiday Inn Express Airport. Guests included writer Gabriel Bethir, artist Ethan Black, author H. David Blalock, Costume designer and hobbyist Kristen M Collins, Young Adult Novelist D. G. Driver and Author and RPG enthusiast Jonathan French. Other guests include Glen Cook, Dan Gamber, Jackie Gamber, Melissa Gay, Jimmy Gillentine, Eric Jamborsky, Mark Kinney, Brick Marlin, Robert Midgett, Van Allen Plexico, Betsy Phillips, Angelia Sparrow, Dennis R. Upkins, Stephen Zimmer, others. Hypericon 11 was held June 17 -- 2016, at the Millennium Maxwell House Hotel. Guests of honor included author Stephen Zimmer, artist Mitch Foust, actor Santiago Cirilo, cosplayer Gogo Incognito and special-effects makeup artist Rick Prince, steampunk crafter James Neathery, Master of Ceremonies Big Daddy Cool, Johnny Delarocca.

Other guests included Michael Bielaczyc, Elonka Dunin, Melissa Gay, Inc. Infinite Dreams Gaming, D. G. Driver, Glen Cook, Cosplay Collective, Tommy Hancock, Michelle Nickel, Loren Damewood, Louise Herring-Jones, Van Allen Plexico, Conquest Gaming, Bryan Stancliff Hypericon 12 was held June 16–18, 2017, at the Marriott Nashville Airport. Guests of Honor will include artist Bob Hepner, game designer Robert Schwalb, Master of Ceremonies Big Daddy Cool, Johnny Delarocca. Other guests include author Leonardo Ramirez, drag performer Venus Ann Serena, performance troupe The Bombshell Kittens, with more guests being announced on a regular basis as the event nears. Beginning with Hypericon 11, organizers engaged in a modernization effort for the convention, adopting new branding and a larger scope of content and fandom. Attendance doubled in the single year between 2015 and 2016 and a 2-4x increase is expected in 2017. Upon the cancelation of another local multi-genre convention, Geek Media Expo, interest in the market has been shifting to Hypericon.

In 2017, the convention began offering its take on a lifetime badge - the "Infinity Membership." This membership class, launched at a price of $300, serves as an ongoing and permanent registration for its holder, but is transferable for a fraction of its original cost, an infinite number of times. The badge is metal and laser-etched, with

Ron Barnes (umpire)

Ronald Ellis Barnes is an American former professional baseball umpire. He served as a reserve umpire in the National League from 1990 to 1997 and in both major leagues from 2001 to 2002. Barnes umpired in the Northwest League, the California League and the Texas League before being promoted to the Pacific Coast League. In 1988, Barnes was one of several umpires, he was not promoted, but began filling in at the major league level in 1990. On August 20, 1990, Barnes called Lenny Dykstra out on strikes. Dykstra accused catcher Rick Dempsey of brown-nosing Barnes. In response, Dempsey struck a bench-clearing fight ensued. In 2000, Barnes filed a $20 million age discrimination lawsuit against Major League Baseball, he alleged that the MLB passed him over for promotions, instead boosting younger umpires with inferior evaluations. At age 39, Barnes was snubbed in favor of five umpires between the ages of 28 and 35 and lost his job in the Pacific Coast League. In addition to the monetary award, the suit sought reinstatement of that position.

As part of the settlement of that suit, Barnes returned to the Pacific Coast League in 2001 and was again designated a major league replacement umpire. In 2005, Barnes began umpiring in the Golden Baseball League, he assumed the role of Umpire-in-Chief for the league in 2008. In this position, he coordinated umpire development in the Arizona Winter League. List of Major League Baseball umpires