Louisiana is a state in the Deep South region of the South Central United States. It is the 25th most populous of the 50 United States. Louisiana is bordered by the state of Texas to the west, Arkansas to the north, Mississippi to the east, the Gulf of Mexico to the south. A large part of its eastern boundary is demarcated by the Mississippi River. Louisiana is the only U. S. state with political subdivisions termed parishes. The state's capital is Baton Rouge, its largest city is New Orleans. Much of the state's lands were formed from sediment washed down the Mississippi River, leaving enormous deltas and vast areas of coastal marsh and swamp; these contain a rich southern biota. There are many species of tree frogs, fish such as sturgeon and paddlefish. In more elevated areas, fire is a natural process in the landscape and has produced extensive areas of longleaf pine forest and wet savannas; these support an exceptionally large number of plant species, including many species of terrestrial orchids and carnivorous plants.
Louisiana has more Native American tribes than any other southern state, including four that are federally recognized, ten that are state recognized, four that have not received recognition. Some Louisiana urban environments have a multicultural, multilingual heritage, being so influenced by a mixture of 18th-century French, Spanish, Native American, African cultures that they are considered to be exceptional in the U. S. Before the American purchase of the territory in 1803, the present-day State of Louisiana had been both a French colony and for a brief period a Spanish one. In addition, colonists imported numerous African people as slaves in the 18th century. Many came from peoples of the same region of West Africa. In the post-Civil War environment, Anglo-Americans increased the pressure for Anglicization, in 1921, English was for a time made the sole language of instruction in Louisiana schools before a policy of multilingualism was revived in 1974. There has never been an official language in Louisiana, the state constitution enumerates "the right of the people to preserve and promote their respective historic and cultural origins".
Like other states in the Deep South region, Louisiana ranks low in terms of health and development, high in measures of poverty. In 2018, Louisiana was ranked as the least healthy state in the country, with high levels of drug-related deaths and excessive alcohol consumption, while it has had the highest homicide rate in the United States since at least the 1990s. Louisiana was named after Louis XIV, King of France from 1643 to 1715; when René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle claimed the territory drained by the Mississippi River for France, he named it La Louisiane. The suffix ‑ana is a Latin suffix that can refer to "information relating to a particular individual, subject, or place", thus Louis + ana carries the idea of "related to Louis". Once part of the French Colonial Empire, the Louisiana Territory stretched from present-day Mobile Bay to just north of the present-day Canada–United States border, including a small part of what is now the Canadian provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan.
The Gulf of Mexico did not exist 250 million years ago when there was but one supercontinent, Pangea. As Pangea split apart, the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico opened. Louisiana developed, over millions of years, from water into land, from north to south; the oldest rocks are exposed in areas such as the Kisatchie National Forest. The oldest rocks date back to the early Cenozoic Era, some 60 million years ago; the history of the formation of these rocks can be found in D. Spearing's Roadside Geology of Louisiana; the youngest parts of the state were formed during the last 12,000 years as successive deltas of the Mississippi River: the Maringouin, Teche, St. Bernard, the modern Mississippi, now the Atchafalaya; the sediments were carried from north to south by the Mississippi River. In between the Tertiary rocks of the north, the new sediments along the coast, is a vast belt known as the Pleistocene Terraces, their age and distribution can be related to the rise and fall of sea levels during past ice ages.
In general, the northern terraces have had sufficient time for rivers to cut deep channels, while the newer terraces tend to be much flatter. Salt domes are found in Louisiana, their origin can be traced back to the early Gulf of Mexico when the shallow ocean had high rates of evaporation. There are several hundred salt domes in the state. Salt domes are important not only as a source of salt. Louisiana is bordered to the west by Texas; the state may properly be divided into two parts, the uplands of the north, the alluvial along the coast. The alluvial region includes low swamp lands, coastal marshlands and beaches, barrier islands that cover about 20,000 square miles; this area lies principally along the Gulf of Mexico and the Mississippi River, which traverses the state from north to south for a distance of about 600 mi and empties into the Gulf of Mexico. The breadth of the alluvial region along the Mississippi is from 10 to 60 miles, along the other rivers, the alluvial region averages about 10 miles across.
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Geraldine Ssali Busuulwa is a Ugandan accountant and business administrator. She served as the Deputy managing director of the National Social Security Fund, from 20 March 2011, until 29 October 2017, she was first appointed to that position on 20 March 2011 by Finance Minister Syda Bbumba. On 29 October 2014, she was re-appointed to the same position after a ten-month period when she served as Acting managing director, she was born in Lubaga Hospital to Agnes Ssali and Gerald Ssali, circa 1975. She attended Gayaza High School for her pre-university education, she studied at Makerere University, Uganda's oldest and largest public university, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics and economics. She holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Manchester Business School, she is a professional accountant and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. Before her employment by NSSF Uganda, in March 2011, she worked as head of the Directorate of Management, in Her Majesty's Treasury in the United Kingdom.
She served as deputy managing director of NSSF Uganda from 20 March 2011 until 31 December 2013. On that day the employment contract of Richard Byarugaba, the managing director expired and was not renewed. Busuulwa was promoted to acting managing director. After a ten-month search, Byarugaba was re-appointed to his former post and Busuulwa was reappointed as his deputy. In October 2017, the Uganda Minister of Finance, Matia Kasaija, declined to renew Geraldine Busuulwa's contract, following the boards's recommendation; the board cited "less-than-satisfactory performance", during her tenure. She was replaced by Patrick Ayota the Head of Finance at NSSF Uganda, from 2010 until 2017. Uganda Revenue Authority Uganda Securities Exchange Uganda Retirement Benefits Regulatory Authority Ministry of Finance and Economic Development Website of NSSF Uganda
Mainichi Issho is a November 11, 2006 Sony Computer Entertainment online game for the PlayStation 3. It is based on the Toro franchise, a cartoon character, a mascot for SCEJ; this game is for the Japanese market. Its international title is Everyday Together! as seen romanized in the Mainichi Issho Store. A PlayStation Portable port called Mainichi Issho Portable was released on October 15, 2008 and a sequel to the first Dokodemo Issho game titled Toro to Morimori was released on the PlayStation 3 on July 23, 2009. Mainichi Issho was discontinued on November 11, 2009 and replaced with Weekly Toro Station. Mainichi Issho is part of the Together Everywhere! Game series that revolves around the anthropomorphic cat Toro Inoue. Episodes spawned on the PlayStation series of home and handleheld consoles starting in 1999 with the original PlayStation. Since various sequels and sidestories were released including on Windows systems and cell phones such as the imode. Though the franchise is popular in Japan and known in South-East Asia, no game had a western release yet.
Mainichi Issho is the 12th game in the series and was made available for free download on the Japanese PlayStation Store on the PlayStation 3's launch date in November 2006. It is followed by two cell phone games. Toro Inoue — a white cat, the main character of Mainichi Issho. Kuro — a black cat, Toro's best friend and a rival, he first appeared in the series on the PlayStation 2 episode. Jun Mihara — an American-Japanese rose rabbit and a friend of the main character. R-Suzuki — a four-face metallic robot and a friend of Toro. Ricky — a green frog and Toro's friend. Pierre Yamamoto — a French-Japanese brown dog, a francophile and a friend of Toro. Mainichi Issho includes various features coming from different genres, from news to mini-games to online communication to artificial life which makes it an original crossgenre game. Though SCEJ marketed it as a "casual net" genre game. Among its more noticeable innovations are real time screenshot capture, in-game XMB access and Remote Play; when no modes are selected, Mainichi Issho runs in autoplay and becomes a traditional artificial life game.
Toro interacts with available items or do "ordinary" actions such as dancing, cleaning his apartment, playing, drinking milk from his fridge, sleeping, or going to the toilet. Since the game is performed in real time, these actions can vary with the time of the day or the night. New actions are added as new version items become available. Main menu modes are listed as following: The ToroStation delivers a semi-interactive blog-like daily news in a parody of the NHK Daily News show. News are presented with humor by Kuro in the manzai duet tradition. Latest News: daily updated blog-like news regarding general interests from upcoming games to cooking, to special event reports, or interviews. 10 and more Myaile points are charged at the end of each issue. Some news include quizz test or mini-games, a correct answer would unlock exclusive game items or give some bonus Myaile points. Since August 2007, users are able to rate ToroStation news as on a regular blog. Selected News: a selection of recorded news listed by month releases.
Valuable Information Recommended Web-pages: list of websites highlighted in some news. Previous News Ranking Game Report Toro's Story Contest News Nyavatar is a portmanteau of "nya", the Japanese cat scream and "avatar" intended as the alternate identity used to personify someone on the Internet. A Nyavatar is the user's alter-ego inside the game. Creating a nyavatar is free of charge, but clothes and extra accessories are purchased with real money through the Mainichi Issho Store. Mochimono or "personal effects" is the place for items related actions. Presents: Rearranging: allows to rearrange interior decoration. Cosplay: to select and preview Toro's purchased cosplay suits. Television: this options allows various settings including RSS and BGM selection from the user's own compatible audio files stored in the PlayStation 3's HDD. Okaimono is the place for shopping game items. Purchased items can send to a friend. Mainichi Store: the Mainichi Store contains various content for purchase, items include several cosplay suits for Toro.
A certain sum of Yen in the wallet and a proper "license" is needed to view and buy the Mainichi Store contents. Myaile Shop: a store with free content only, it consists of food for Toro, interior decoration items, roulette tickets. Prices are based on the Myaile virtual money. Myaile are obtained by Toro in the ToroStation mode. Besides ToroStation occasional mini-games there are three full mini-games. Mainichi Right Brain Ranking: this IQ test mini-games solo mode is based on Internet ranking. Mainichi Right Brain Battle: an online versus battle IQ test with level ranking and stats. Nyavatar feature is available in this mode. Mainichi Picture guessing battle: First, you'll get a Japanese letter. You'll have to pick one of the pict