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Uganda National Records Centre and Archives

The Uganda National Records Center and Archives, is a government building that houses the headquarters of the Uganda National Archives and Records Centre. Prior to the completion of this building, the national records were kept at the present day National Agricultural Research Organization Secretariat, in the basement of a former colonial administration building in Entebbe; the building is located at Plot 8-9 Lourdel Road in the Wandegeya neighborhood, in the Central Division of Kampala, Uganda's capital and largest city, about 2.5 kilometres north of the city's business district. The coordinates of the building are: 00°19'56.0"N, 32°34'42.0"E. The National Archives Center is administered by the Uganda Ministry of Public Service. Prospective researchers who intend to use the archives, require clearance from the National Council for Science and Technology; the clearance certificate costs US$300 for non-Ugandans and US$50 for Ugandan academics including postgraduate students pursuing Masters and Doctoral degrees.

Undergraduates attending Ugandan universities are not charged a fee, but they require written clearance from their respective universities and from the National Council for Science and Technology. Construction of the building is progressing in phases; the construction of the first phase started in 2013 and was completed in 2015 at a cost of USh20.8 billion, using a USh20.3 billion loan from the International Development Association through the World Bank. The second phase is expected to cost USh28.6 billion. About USh5 billion is needed to enable the center operate fully; the building is being developed in due to insufficient funds. China Railway Jianchang Engineering Company was the main contractor for phase I, while Mutiso Menezes International were the supervising consultants. List of tallest buildings in Kampala Website of the Uganda Ministry of Public Service

Sarah Jane Morris (singer)

Sarah Jane Morris is an English singer of pop, rock and R&B and a songwriter. In 1982, Morris joined The Republic as lead singer. A London-based Afro-Caribbean-Latin band with leftish tendencies, they received enormous publicity from the music press including cover stories with NME and City Limits and a documentary for Granada TV, but the band was deemed too political with the exception of Capital London. The Republic were signed to Charlie Gillett's Oval Records Ltd and released an EP entitled Three Songs From The Republic and two singles entitled "One Chance" and "My Spies". Success did not follow and the band split up in 1984. Morris sang with The Happy End, a 21-piece brass band named after Bertolt Brecht, Elisabeth Hauptmann and Kurt Weill's musical play. Playing a circuit that included Brighton's Zap Club and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, The Happy End explored protest music from Africa and Latin America on a way that emulated Charlie Haden's Liberation Music Orchestra. Morris explored her more theatrical side on Brecht/Eisler's There's Nothing Quite Like Money and Brecht/Weill's Pirate Jenny from The Threepenny Opera.

The Happy End released two albums on the Cooking Vinyl label with Morris. Following a successful Edinburgh run in 1986, Morris decamped to chart success with The Communards. Morris found fame with the Communards, who are best known for their hit "Don't Leave Me This Way". Morris featured prominently on many Communards tracks, her low vocal range contrasting with Jimmy Somerville's falsetto, she has recorded as a solo artist, releasing albums since 1989. These have enjoyed most popularity in Greece. Morris contributed to the opera The Fall of the House of Usher by Peter Hammill and Judge Smith, singing the part of the chorus, she sang the part of Mère Ubu on the Pere Ubu album Long Live Père Ubu!, which features songs from Bring Me The Head of Pere Ubu, David Thomas's theatrical adaptation of Alfred Jarry's Ubu Roi. She recorded an album of John Martyn covers with guitarist Tony Rémy in 2019 entitled Sweet Little Mystery, she is a cousin of American author Armistead Maupin. Morris is managed by Juliet Sharman Matthews who runs JPSM Management and was her A & R Manager when she was signed to Jive Records.

With The Happy EndThere's Nothing Quite Like Money Resolution with The Jazz RenegadesMother of the Future on Freedom Principle – Acid Jazz And Other Illicit Grooves Vol 2 soloSarah Jane Morris Heaven Blue Valentine – live at Ronnie Scott's Fallen Angel I Am A Woman – compilation August Love And Pain Live in Montreal – live at the Montreal Jazz Festival After All These Years – compilation Angels at Christmas – 7-track EP Migratory Birds Where It Hurts Cello Songs Bloody Rain Compared to What Sweet Little Mystery official website Sarah Jane Morris discography at Discogs Sarah Jane Morris at AllMusic Sarah Jane Morris video interview on YouTube

Eisenhower Trophy

The Eisenhower Trophy is the biennial World Amateur Team Championship for men organized by the International Golf Federation. It is named after Dwight D. Eisenhower, the President of the United States when the tournament was first played in 1958, a keen amateur golfer; the equivalent competition for women is the Espirito Santo Trophy. The 1958 championship resulted in a tie. There was an 18-hole playoff which Australia won with a score of 222 to the United States 224. From 1958 to 2000 the teams had four players with the best three scores counting for each round. From 2002 the teams have been three players with two counting; the 2004, 2010 and 2012 championships were reduced to 54 holes because of bad weather. Players who have featured in a winning Eisenhower Trophy team and become leading professional golfers include: Jack Nicklaus, Rory McIlroy, Bruce Fleisher, Tom Kite, Lanny Wadkins, Ben Crenshaw, Curtis Strange, Scott Hoch, Hal Sutton, Michael Campbell, Tiger Woods, Ben Curtis and Luke Donald.

There were joint silver medalists in 1982 and 1990. There were joint bronze medalists in 1992, 2002, 2012 and 2016; the "Great Britain and Ireland" team represented the two separate independent countries of the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland from 1958 to 2000. From 2002, Scotland and Ireland have competed as separate teams. Of the teams that have competed in all 31 championships, only Italy and Bermuda have never won a medal. Source: 2020 Hong Kong Golf Club, Hong Kong 2022 Le Golf National and Golf de Saint-Nom-la-Bretèche, France

Alfred Reid (politician)

Alfred Albert Edward Ernest Theodore Muswellbrooke Orlando Vassa Reid, nicknamed Alphabet Reid, was an Australian politician. He was born in Penrith to Ann Clara Reid, he became a baker, in 1898 married Mary Ann Robertson. He served on Penrith Municipal Council from 1895 to 1898 and was mayor in 1898, after moving to Manly around 1907 served on Manly Council from 1915 and 1928. In 1920 he was elected to the New South Wales Legislative Assembly as one of the members for North Shore, he did not stand for election in 1922 and was re-elected in 1925. In 1927, when single-member electorates were re-introduced, he became the member for Manly, he lost Democratic preselection for the 1944 state election and ran as an independent Democrat. He joined the Liberal Party in 1945 but died that year at Manly

Madagascar subhumid forests

The Madagascar subhumid forests are a tropical moist broadleaf forest ecoregion that covers most of the Central Highlands of the island of Madagascar. They are included in the WWF's Global 200 list of outstanding ecoregions. Most of the original habitats have been lost due to human pressure; the Madagascar subhumid forests ecoregion extends over most of the Central Highlands, above 800 metres elevation on the east and above 600 metres meters elevation on the west. Most of that area is now covered by secondary grasslands and agriculture, with forest reduced to fragmented patches; the ecoregion has an area of 199,600 square kilometers. The highlands catch the wet northeast trade winds, while the areas to the south and north lie in the drier rain shadow of the highlands; the subhumid forests are bounded by the humid Madagascar lowland forests along the coastal strip to the east, by the Madagascar dry deciduous forests to the north and west, by the sub-arid Madagascar succulent forests and Madagascar spiny thickets to the southwest and south.

In four areas above 1,800–2,000 metres elevation, the subhumid forests yield to the montane Madagascar ericoid thickets. Montagne d'Ambre near the northern tip of the island, contains a significant pocket of subhumid forest, surrounded at lower elevations by dry deciduous forest, as do Ankaratra, upland near Tsaratanana, Andringitra Massif, Ambohitantely Reserve, the Ambohijanahary area; the subhumid forests ecoregion includes the disjunct Analavelona and Isalo massifs to the southwest, surrounded by succulent forests at lower elevations, wetlands such as Lake Alaotra. The Sambirano region in the northwest is a particular centre of endemism; the original flora of ecoregion has been much altered by human use. Pockets of closed-canopy evergreen forest still exist, as do open-canopy woodlands, such as a type of hard-leaved forest dominated by tapia. Endemic species included succulents in the genera Aloe and Kalanchoe. Large areas are now covered by grassland, but the extent to which the grasslands are the result of human intervention is still subject to debate.

Endemic species include a number of birds and mammals including the Alaotra gentle lemur and a number of shrews and rodents. The subhumid forests were home to the island's distinct megafauna, including giant lemurs, some of them larger than modern gorillas, the elephant birds, giant tortoises. Madagascar's high plateau forests have been altered by humans in most places. There has been extensive slash-and-burn activity by native peoples in the central highlands, eliminating most forest. Other impacts include land clearing for agricultura and pollution. Protected areas include Marojejy National Park, Isalo National Park, the upper slopes of Ranomafana National Park. There are some smaller forest reserves, including Ambohitantely. Ecoregions of Madagascar "Madagascar subhumid forests". Terrestrial Ecoregions. World Wildlife Fund