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Star Wars expanded to other media

Star Wars has expanded to other media other than the original theatrical films produced by George Lucas. The spin-off material was licensed and moderated by Lucasfilm, Lucas reserved the right to both draw from and contradict it in his own works; this includes an array of derivative Star Wars works produced in conjunction with and after the original and sequel trilogy, spin-off films and television series, includes books, comic books, video games. Non-film material produced prior to April 2014 was collectively known as the Star Wars Expanded Universe. Disney rebranded it to Star Wars Legends and declared Legends non-canonical to the franchise, with the exception of the CGI-animated The Clone Wars film and TV series of the same name. Most works produced. Aside from film and television adaptations, which have been directly adapted into other mediums, such as novelizations and video games, the franchise has been expanded into original storylines. Except for direct adaptations of the films, only works released since 2014 are considered part of the canon.

Some Legends elements have been reworked into the canon. The first Star Wars spinoff material was Star Wars: From the Adventures of Luke Skywalker, the novelization of the 1977 film. Lucas commissioned Alan Dean Foster, who ghostwrote the novelization, to write a sequel, which resulted in Splinter of the Mind's Eye. Lucas intended to use this as the basis for a potential low-budget sequel to Star Wars, but when it became one of the most successful films of all time, Lucas decided to write his own story for the film sequel, The Empire Strikes Back. While this was in production, Lucas approved the Star Wars Holiday Special, which he had limited involvement with. Running from April 1977 to May 1986, the Star Wars comic book series from Marvel Comics met with such strong sales that former Marvel editor-in-chief Jim Shooter credited it with saving Marvel financially in 1977 and 1978; the series became one of the industry's top selling titles in 1979 and 1980. An adaptation of the third theatrical film, Return of the Jedi, was released as a separate four-issue limited series.

Two novel trilogies with original storylines were written, The Han Solo Adventures by Brian Daley, 1983's The Adventures of Lando Calrissian by L. Neil Smith. Daley wrote radio dramatizations of the original trilogy, which aired in 1981, 1983, 1996; the first Star Wars electronic game was released in 1979, followed by a handful of Atari video games in the early 1980s. Two spin-off television films focusing on the life of the Ewoks, introduced in Return of the Jedi, aired in 1984 and 1985; the furry creatures were the subject of an American/Canadian animated television series produced by Nelvana, which ran for two seasons between 1985 and 1986. A sister series, features the further adventures of R2-D2 and C-3PO. In 1985, Marvel Comics' Star Comics imprint published a bi-monthly Ewoks tie-in comic, which ran for two years, in 1986, published an eight-issue Droids series; the two series featured a crossover storyline. In 1987, to commemorate the saga's 10th anniversary, the Star Tours ride was opened at Disney Parks.

Following the series' 10th anniversary, the release of Star Wars spin-off media was halted. In 1987, the fan newsletter Bantha Tracks was absorbed by the official Lucasfilm magazine, which focused on the company's projects outside of Star Wars; some fans feared that the franchise had come to an end, the period between 1987 and 1991 has been called "The Dark Times". There were some bright spots in this era, however. In 1987, West End Games began publishing Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game, the subsequent ancillary role-playing game material such as sourcebooks and adventure modules; these have been called "the first publications to expand beyond what was known from the vintage era of the movies". The material was used as a resource by some novelists that followed; the lack of new Star Wars material ended with the 1991 release of Timothy Zahn's novel Heir to the Empire and the Dark Horse comic Dark Empire. Heir to the Empire, which reached #1 on the New York Times Best Seller list, began what would become a large collection of works set before and after the original films.

StarWars.com wrote in 2014 that the novel "jumpstarted a publishing program that endures to this day and formalized the Expanded Universe". It introduced, among others, the popular characters Grand Admiral Thrawn and Mara Jade, was followed by the sequels Dark Force Rising and The Last Command; the Thrawn trilogy is credited with revitalizing the Star Wars franchise. In The Secret History of Star Wars, Michael Kaminski suggests that this renewed interest was a factor in Lucas's decision to create the prequel trilogy. Around this same time, the comics license was transferred to Dark Horse Comics, who launched a number of series set after the original film trilogy, including the popular Dark Empire sequence by Tom Veitch and Cam Kennedy; the comic launched months after the first Thrawn novel and was a sequel to those novels, the comic resurrected the film characters of Emperor Palpatine and Boba Fett. Zahn was critical of the concept of resurrecting Emperor Palpatine through cloned bodies, feeling it undermined and contradicted the meaning of the ending of Return of the Jedi.

The Jedi Prince series of young-reader novels, released between 1992 and 1993, depicts Luke and Han about a year after Return of the Jedi. The Truce at Bakura depicts the immediate aftermath of the aforementioned film. In 1993, Dark Horse publis

Local Council (Uganda)

A Local Council is a form of local elected government within the districts of Uganda. Uganda has been holding elections for more than 30 years now, at the different levels including Presidential, Parliamentary and Local Councils. Local Councils are a concept around the lowest political administrative unit based at the village level; the District A district is made up of any municipalities in that area. A district is led by his executive. There is an elected LCV Council, with representatives from the sub-counties and technical staff in the district; the council debates budgets and bylaws. On the technical side, the district is led by a Chief Administrative Officer, appointed by the central government; the district has heads of various departments such as education, health and planning, which are responsible for relevant matters in the whole district. Uganda has about 121 districts that have grown from 30 districts in 1986; the County A county is made up of several sub-counties. Each county is represented at the national level in parliament in Kampala by an elected member of Parliament.

In major towns, the equivalent of a county is a municipality. LCIII executive committee members of all the sub-counties constitute the local council IV, they elect an LCIV executive committee from among themselves. These committees have limited powers, except in municipalities; the sub-county The sub-county is made up of a number of parishes and is run by the sub-county chief on the technical side and by an elected local council III chairperson and his/her executive committee, a kind of parliament at that level, complete with a speaker and deputy speaker. The council consists of elected councillors representing the parishes, other government officials involved in health and education, NGO officials in the sub-county. In towns, a sub-county is called a division; the parish The parish is the next level up from the village. A parish is made up of a number of villages; each parish has a Local Council II Committee, made up of all the chairpersons from the LCIs in the parish. Each LCII will elect, from among an executive committee.

Today, LCIIs are involved in settling land disputes and mobilising the community for various activities. The parish is run by a parish chief – a government employee who provides technical leadership to the LCII; the village A village consists of between 50 and 70 households and may be home to anywhere between 250 and 1,000 people. Each village will be run by a local council – local council I - and is governed by a chairperson and nine other executive committee members. Uganda has not held any Local Council elections since 2001 The 1995 Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, Article 181 states that local government elections will be held after every five years; the Electoral Commission had not been able to hold the LC elections when Uganda was still passing off as a one party system of governance, because it was challenged in the case of Rtd Rubaramira Ruranga Vs Electoral Commission and another in the Constitutional Petition No. 21 of 2006 as inappropriate in a multi-party dispensation. The delay in holding the election was stated to be due to the high cost involved in holding the election through secret ballot.

Uganda has over 60,800 villages, initial budgets indicated that this election would cost over 505bn if it were to be held by secret ballot. Various amendments to section 111 cap 140 of the Local Government Act reduced the cost to 15.9bn through providing for lining behind preferred candidates. The LC1 elections were conducted on the 10th of July 2018 throughout Uganda, declared a public holiday to allow voters the opportunity to express themselves; this was after 17 years of not holding the local council elections. As stated in the Local Government Act, A chairperson of a lower government council is among other duties. There are six levels of Local Councils; the lowest level is the Local Council I, is responsible for a village or, in the case of towns or cities, a neighborhood. The area covered by Local Councils II through IV incorporate several of the next lowest level, while a Local Council V is responsible for the entire district. In theory, a problem at a local level is relayed up through the various levels until it reaches an LC with sufficient authority or power to resolve it, while centrally planned directives are relayed downward until they are implemented at the local level.

Each Local Council has a certain number of identical positions, such as Chairman, Vice-Chairman, etc. The Local Council does not transfer nationally. Instead, the national government appoints Resident District Commissioners to represent its interests at the district level. Https://www.theguardian.com/katine/2009/dec/14/local-government-explainer Uganda Local Governments Association

St. Thomas Anglican Church (Shanty Bay, Ontario)

St. Thomas Anglican Church is an historic Gothic Revival style Anglican church building located at 28 Church Street, in Shanty Bay in the township of Oro-Medonte in Simcoe County, Canada, it was built of rammed earth or pisé de terre or pisé between 1838 and 1841 by local craftsmen. The axe marks on the hand hewn wooden forms used for the rammed earth are still visible, its steep pitched roof, lancet windows and entrance tower are typical of Gothic Revival churches. It was consecrated on February 27, 1842, is still an active Anglican church; the church construction was begun by Lieutenant-Colonel W. E. O'Brien, the progenitor of Shanty Bay, the village the church is in. Lieutenant-Colonel O'Brien raised the 35'th Simcoe Foresters, who will become the Grey and Simcoe Foresters, their guidon is displayed in the main area of the church. The Rev. Sandor Borbely is the current rector; the church's burying ground is located on its right side. The Rev. Canon Stephen Peake was rector of St. Thomas from 1998–2005.

Peake placed 3rd in the Anglican Bishop Election by the diocese of Toronto. The church is a provincial heritage site. To the left front of the church building there is a plaque erected by the Archaeological and Historic Sites Board of the Department of Public Records and Archives of Ontario; the plaque reads: "This church is one of the few surviving structures in Ontario built of "rammed earth". This method of construction utilized wet clay mixed with chopped straw, compacted into forms and covered, when dry, with plaster or siding for protection against weather. Built in a plain, somewhat Romanesque style, the church was begun in 1838 and completed by 1841, although not opened until February 27, 1842. Lt.-Colonel Edward O'Brien, leading member of the Shanty Bay settlement, donated the church site and clergyman's residence, directed the construction of the church. He and his wife, Mary Sophia, are buried in the adjacent cemetery; the Rev. S. B. Ardagh served as rector from 1842 to 1867." Church of the Holy Cross, an Episcopal church built of rammed earth in 1850–1852.

It is a U. S. National Historic Landmark. St. Thomas Anglican Church