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Meghalaya

Meghalaya is a hilly state in northeastern India. The name means "the abode of clouds" in Sanskrit; the population of Meghalaya as of 2016 is estimated to be 3,211,474. Meghalaya covers an area of 22,430 square kilometres, with a length to breadth ratio of about 3:1; the state is bounded to the south by the Bangladeshi divisions of Mymensingh and Sylhet, to the west by the Bangladeshi division of Rangpur, to the north and east by India's State of Assam. The capital of Meghalaya is Shillong. During the British rule of India, the British imperial authorities nicknamed it the "Scotland of the East". Meghalaya was part of Assam, but on 21 January 1972, the districts of Khasi and Jaintia hills became the new state of Meghalaya. English is the official language of Meghalaya. Unlike many Indian states, Meghalaya has followed a matrilineal system where the lineage and inheritance are traced through women; the state is the wettest region of India. About 70% of the state is forested; the Meghalaya subtropical forests ecoregion encompasses the state.

The forests are notable for their biodiversity of mammals and plants. Meghalaya has predominantly an agrarian economy with a significant commercial forestry industry; the important crops are potatoes, maize, bananas, spices, etc. The service sector is made up of real insurance companies. Meghalaya's gross state domestic product for 2012 was estimated at ₹16,173 crore in current prices; the state is geologically rich in minerals. The state has about 1,170 km of national highways, it is a major logistical center for trade with Bangladesh. In July 2018, the International Commission on Stratigraphy divided the Holocene epoch into three, with the late Holocene being called the Meghalayan stage/age, since a speleothem in Mawmluh cave indicating a dramatic worldwide climate event around 2250 BC had been chosen as the boundary stratotype. Meghalaya, along with the neighbouring Indian states, have been of archaeological interest. People have lived here since Neolithic era. Neolithic sites discovered so far are located in areas of high elevation such as in Khasi Hills, Garo Hills and neighbouring states.

Here neolithic style jhum or shifting cultivation is practised today. The highland plateaus fed by abundant rains provided safety from a rich soil; the importance of Meghalaya is its possible role in human history through domestication of rice. One of the competing theories for the origin of rice, is from Ian Glover, who states, "India is the center of greatest diversity of domesticated rice with over 20,000 identified species and Northeast India is the most favorable single area of the origin of domesticated rice." The limited archaeology done in the hills of Meghalaya suggest human settlement since ancient times. After the Conquest of Taraf in 1304, Shah Arifin Rafiuddin, a disciple of Shah Jalal and settled in the Khasi and Jaintia Hills where he preached Islam to the local people, his khanqah remains in Sarping/Laurergarh on the Bangladeshi border but the part containing his mazar is in Meghalaya on top of Laur Hill. The British discovery of Camellia sinensis in 1834 in Assam and companies to renting land from 1839 onwards.

Meghalaya was formed by carving out two districts from the state of Assam: the United Khasi Hills and Jaintia Hills, the Garo Hills on 21 January 1972. Before attaining full statehood, Meghalaya was given semi-autonomous status in 1970; the Khasi and Jaintia tribes had their own kingdoms until they came under British administration in the 19th century. The British incorporated Meghalaya into Assam in 1835; the region enjoyed semi-independent status by virtue of a treaty relationship with the British Crown. When Bengal was partitioned on 16 October 1905 by Lord Curzon, Meghalaya became a part of the new province of Eastern Bengal and Assam. However, when the partition was reversed in 1912, Meghalaya became a part of the province of Assam. On 3 January 1921 in pursuance of Section 52A of the Government of India Act of 1919, the governor-general-in-council declared the areas now in Meghalaya, other than the Khasi states, as "backward tracts." Subsequently, the British administration enacted the Government of India Act 1935, which regrouped the backward tracts into two categories: "excluded" and "partially excluded" areas.

At the time of Indian independence in 1947, present-day Meghalaya constituted two districts of Assam and enjoyed limited autonomy within the state of Assam. A movement for a separate Hill State began in 1960; the Assam Reorganisation Act of 1969 accorded an autonomous status to the state of Meghalaya. The Act came into effect on 2 April 1970, an autonomous state of Meghalaya was born out of Assam; the autonomous state had a 37-member legislature in accordance with the Sixth Schedule to the Indian constitution. In 1971, the Parliament passed the North-Eastern Areas Act, 1971, which conferred full statehood on the autonomous state of Meghalaya. Meghalaya attained statehood on 21 January 1972, with a Legislative Assembly of its own. Meghalaya is one of the Seven Sister States of northeast India; the state of Meghalaya is mountainous, with stretches of valley and highland plateaus, it is geologically rich. It consists of Archean rock formations; these rock formations contain rich deposits of valuable minerals like coal, limestone and sillimanite.

Meghalaya has many rivers. Most of these are seasonal; the important rive

Adornis.com

Adornis.com was an online jewelry retailer created during the 90's dot-com boom that collapsed. Adornis.com, Inc. was an online jewelry retailer launched by Irish entrepreneur Declan Ganley with co-founder Sean Ganley, brother of Declan, in 1999, part of the dot-com boom of the 90's. The company was funded through Ganley's private equity firm, the Ganley Group, with $30m in equity funding, $30m in debt financing and a personal investment by Ganley of $5.5m. The French investments firm Richemont Investments SA, paid approx $5m to own 20% and the Irish internet firm Nua Internet Services owned 10%. Ganley owned with the remainder owned by three American hedge funds. Adornis.com was a winner of Forbes magazine's'Best of the Web' "Classic and estate jewelry from less than $100 to more than $10,000. Browse or search by designer, product type, type of material and gemstone or price.... Excellent product descriptions and multiple close-up views". Time magazine described Adornis.com as'bauble central for luxury items' in Dec 1999.

It was valued at $25 million at one point but collapsed and its stock was sold off to Overstock.com for about $2m. The remains were converted to Adornis.com Limited, founded on 7 September 2001. That company's latest annual return was filed on 31 December 2005

Juan Marcelo Casas Chamorro

Juan Marcelo Casas Chamorro referred to as Marcelo Casas is a Paraguayan footballer who plays for 22 de Septiembre in the Paraguayan Division Intermedia. On 10 December 2010, it was reported that Casas' former youth club Libertad would sue Panathinaikos for breach of trust. Casas had travelled to Greece in 2009 to trial with Panathinaikos after Libertad had received an invitation from Panathinaikos to trial the player for 30 days. According to Libertad, Panathinaikos had asked Libertad for a one-month extension as the player was passing the trials. During that time, Panathinaikos had convinced Casas to continue at Panathinaikos without Libertad's permission and using the invitation as a trick and the player signed for the Greek club when he turned 18 years old. Libertad detailed. "We brought him from the interior, we looked after him, we gave him food, we gave him home health, we formed him for four years to become a Libertad player and he is taken. It is a similar case to Juan Iturbe; the player had signed with the club on a Spanish passport, was team mates with Greece U21 player Giorgos Machlelis and Australia U20 player Robert Stambolziev.

Casas featured for 22 de Septiembre during the 2015 Primera División B Nacional. In October 2015, he featured during the promotion play-offs against Liga Ovetense as the latter gained promotion to the 2016 División Intermedia. Subsequently, 22 de Septiembre were forced to play a promotion play off against the runner-up of the Primera División B Metropolitana in order to ascend to the 2016 División Intermedia. In November 2015, Casas featured in both fixtures of the play-off against Club Fulgencio Yegros as 22 de Septiembre were defeated 4−2 on penalties after a 2−2 aggregate score. Casas made his first appearance for the club in Round 1 of the 2016 División Intermedia, playing a full 90 minutes of a 3−2 away victory against Ovetense, he played a full 90 minutes in a 4−0 thrashing against Sport Colombia the following week. He would not play again until round 7 in a 1−0 away defeat against Sportivo Iteño. On 10 July 2016, he scores for the club in a 1−1 draw vs Ovetense. Casas rejoined Club 22 de Septiembre in 2017 as they were promoted to the División Intermedia having won a promotion play off, the same promotion play off that the player had played in during 2015.

Panathinaikos Superleague Greece: Runners-up, 1 2010–1122 de SeptiembrePrimera División B Nacional: Runners-up, 1 2015 Juan Marcelo Casas Chamorro at Soccerway Juan Marcelo Casas Chamorro at Soccerbase

John H. Kennell

John H. Kennell was a doctor of pediatrics and researcher known for his work in maternal bonding during childbirth and support of doulas. John Hawks Kennell was born on January 9, 1922 in Reading, Pennsylvania to Doris Hawks and Carlyle Kennell, he was valedictorian of Bennett High School. He attended medical school at the University of Rochester receiving his M. D. in 1946. He completed his residency at Harvard Medical School after a stint in the Navy. After his residency, he became chief resident at Boston Children's Hospital. In 1952, Kennell moved to Cleveland as attending pediatrician in the neonatal unit of Case Western Reserve University Hospital. In this role, Kennell noticed how babies were being separated from their mothers promptly after birth and in the 1960s began researching how mothers bond with their babies along with Dr. Marshall H. Klaus. In 1976, the pair published “Maternal-Infant Bonding” which claimed that in the first few hours of birth and their infants were hormonally primed to form crucial bonds as a survival technique.

These bonds created in the first few hours were said to improve mothering, increase the likelihood of breastfeeding, enhance child development, decrease chide abuse. The research came under criticism with opponents citing the inherent problems studying human behavior and claiming that the improved bonding effect is small and limited. Kennell and Klaus republished the book with a new title, "Parent-Infant Bonding" in 1982 which acknowledged their mistakes and weren't as specific about the bonding timetable as in the previous version; this research led to many hospitals to change their procedures to give new parents time with their infants, allow partners in the delivery room, the baby's siblings to visit. Kennell became interested in the bonding of parents whose infants died in delivery or soon after being born; this research led him to recommend parents hold their deceased infants. In 1984, he was awarded the C. Anderson Aldrich Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics. During Kennell's studies of maternal-infant bonding in the 1980s, he noticed shorter labors when a female research assistant supported the women during delivery.

The study "Effects of social support during parturition on maternal and infant morbidity" with Klaus, Steven Robertson, Roberto Sosa demonstrated that trained labor companions known as doulas, reduces labor time, perinatal complications, the need for medication and cesarean delivery. In 1992, he joined Dr. Marshall Klaus, Phyllis Klaus, Penny Simkin, Annie Kennedy to form the first doula training and certification organization, DONA International. Kennell died on August 29, 2013. Maternal-Infant Bonding, John Kennell, Marshall Klaus. Parent-Infant Bonding, John Kennell, Marshall Klaus; the Doula Book: How a Trained Labor Companion Can Help You Have a Shorter and Healthier Birth, John Kennell, Marshall Klaus, Phyllis Klaus

Magical Project S

Magical Project S, known in Japan as Pretty Sammy, is a 26-episode anime television series produced by AIC and Pioneer LDC. It is based on the OVA series; the series was released in the United States on VHS in 1999 and on DVD in 2002, only in a subtitled format. All instances of the word "Sexy" were changed into "Lovely" in some episodes. Sasami Kawai / Pretty Sammy Voiced by: Chisa Yokoyama Based on Sasami Masaki Jurai, Sasami is an ordinary schoolgirl, given the power to transform into a magical girl, Pretty Sammy, she was given Ryo-Ohki as her advisor. She uses a magical girl baton. Misao Amano / Pixy Misa Voiced by: Rumi Kasahara Misao Amano is Sasami's best friend. A kind, soft-spoken, rather shy girl with dark purple hair, she tends to take a passive role following and watching the more energetic Sasami, she is transformed into Pixy Misa, a boisterous magical girl villain with blonde hair who wields a paper fan and summons Love-Love Monsters to foil Pretty Sammy's day. She speaks in "weird English"Ryo-Ohki Voiced by: Etsuko Kozakura Ryo-Ohki, the cabbit, serves as Sasami's advisor.

In contrast to the counterpart at Tenchi Muyo!, Ryo-Ohki is male, can speak, can transform into a boy. Tsunami Voiced by: Chisa Yokoyama Based on her Tenchi Muyo! counterpart, Tsunami is a candidate to be the queen of Juraihelm. After she was chosen, she chose Sasami to act as her representative on Earth. In contrast to her Tenchi Muyo! character, she is not connected or related to Sasami, she is far more carefree and air-headed. Ramia Voiced by: Maya Okamoto Passed over by the council of Juraihelm to be the candidate for Queen, Ramia attempts to undermine Tsunami's bid by having her brother Rumiya transform someone on Earth to be a magical girl villain, she has long red hair. Rumiya Voiced by: Mifuyu Hiiragi Ramia's little brother, he can transform into a bird. Tenchi Muyo! characters that were recast for the TV series include: Mihoshi Mizutani, Sasami's homeroom teacher, based on Mihoshi Kuramitsu Kiyone Amayuri, a teacher at Sasami's school, based on Kiyone Makibi Washu Fitzgerald Kobayashi, an American child genius who graduated from MIT, comes to Sasami's school as a science teacher, based on Washu Hakubi "Overly Splendid" Oryo, a bodyguard to Tsunami, based on Ryoko Hakubi Romio, a third candidate for Queen of Juraihelm, based on Ayeka Masaki JuraiOther Tenchi Muyo! characters have cameos including: Tenchi Masaki as a high school kid that Sasami admires Genjuro Hagakure, based on Katsuhito Masaki Binpachi Hagakure, based on Yosho Shinobi Hagakure, based on Achika Masaki Nobuyuki Onjigoku, based on Nobuyuki Masaki Ginji Kawai Voiced by: Kazuki Yao Ginji is Sasami's father in the TV series and a man of endless talents and abilities.

He's an affable man in general, his love for his wife and daughter is unmatched. Ginji drives Sasami around to places on his motorcycle to school, he makes many suave remarks, telling Sasami "good night" in the morning just because he likes the sound of it. Misao finds him a fun person to be around and is a little envious of Sasami getting to be so close with her family. Ginji ends up getting involved with helping Pretty Sammy from time to time. Though Ginji has no magical powers, his skills and his charm prove useful in many tough situations. In the past, he seems to have been a member of the SWAT team and has NASA certification for operating a rocket. Sometimes his talents are helpful in combination with Washu's scientific genius, the two greet each other with "Catherine" and "Johnny" respectively, he has "Dandy Power", which he used in his fight against the Team Sexy Mrs. Honoka Kawai Voiced by: Rie Iwatsubo Honoka is Sasami's mother in the TV series and like Ginji has a cheerful and overly-nice personality.

Her job is running the CD Vision store, connected to Sasami's houses. However, Honoka sometimes neglects her job to go play video games. At one point, Sasami's parents expect Pretty Sammy to come by and help the store by putting on a show, which made Sasami nervous. Konoha Haida Voiced by: Tomoko Kawakami Haida is a mean girl in Sasami's class, she has a crush on Hiroto doting over him and trying to get his affection in a variety of ways. Hiroto just seems to be annoyed with her, although it is implied that they do start a relationship in the last episode. Konoha has a dislike of Misao and sometimes says hurtful things to her. In the first episode, she says. In one episode when Sasami loses her baton, Konoha comes across it and is able to transform into the magical girl, Funky Connie; the magical baton asks Connie to fight for justice. Instead, Connie uses it selfishly to get Hiroto to love her, she ends up being disappointed when she finds that the magic can cause Hiroto to love her as Connie but not as Konoha and gives up the baton.

Funky Connie's only other appearances are in an episode of the Bonus Theatre where she battles with Love-Me Eimy and a short appearance in the Pretty Sammy Movie trailer. In five different episodes Konoha is shown with two other mean girls, although they are

Adikanda Mahanta

Adikanda Mahanta is an Indian folklorist from Chitrada, Odisha. He is one of the pioneer folklorists of Odisha and is well known for his research on folk culture of eastern India, he was awarded a doctoral degree from Ranchi university for his research work on the folk culture of Odisha for his research thesis "Odishara Kurmali Lokagita". Professionally, Mohanta is an S. I. of School, an employee of the Odisha state government. Mahanta was born in Mayurbhanj district, his father was Shri Shiva Prasad Mohanta, his mother was Satyabhama Mohanta. Adikanda Mahanta stood first class first in M. A. in 1982 from Ranchi University. Under the able guidance of Prasanna Kumar Pradhan, he was conferred and awarded with Doctor of Philosophy for his outstanding research on folk culture "Odishara Kurmali Loka gita" from Ranchi University in 1988, he is known in the state of Odisha for his contribution towards children's literature. His articles and poetry get published in all Oriya monthly magazine and news papers.

Poetry written by Dr. Mahanta is part of school text books. Dr. Adikanda Mohanta has been working with Dr. Manindra Mohanty, Dr. Basanta Kishore Sahoo, with the organisation named "Research Institute for Oriya Children's Literature", founded by Manindra Mohanty. Name Of The Books Year Of Publication " Uttar Odishara Loka katha" 1985 " Gapa suniba aasa " 1988 " Satirtha galpa " 1991 " Gyana tapaswi radhakrusnan " 1993 " Tiring ringa " 1998 " Kudmi loka katha " 1999 " Odisha ra srestha adivasi loka katha" 1997 " Kudmi janma sanskara " 2005 " Karam katha " 2002 " Kurmali loka katha o laka gita: samanya kathana" 2006 " Kudmi biplabi neta " 2007 " Chau Nrutya samanya kathana " 2007 " Jhumar samikhya " 2006 " Mayurbhanja ra lokabadya " 2007 " Utara Odisha ra loka nrutya " 2008 " Chheng gargar khapra pitha " 2006 " Kudmi jati eka bihangabalokana " 2007 " Kalingaratna Samman " Rajyapratibha o kalakar panjikarana sangha Phulnakhara Cuttack 2010 Mayurbhaj Sahitya parisada rajat jayanti prabandhika samman 2008 Rajyastrariya kruti sikhaka samman 2005 Purulia Paschimbanga Lokasahitya samman 2001 Saraswata baniputra samman "2001 " Jilastariya sebaka samiti Mayurbhanj samman 2000 Banipitha Haldipada Mayurbhanj samman 1999 Agami Satabdi Bhubaneswar jhumar gabesaka samman 1998 Sri sri Jagannath Tatwasrom Udaybatu jagatsingpur samman 1998 "Rasachhanda kendujhar samman" 1988 "Sisu sahittika sammana" Kuwantara Bhubaneswar 1987 "Kendujhar jillastariya sisu sahitya sansada samman" 1987 "Kanakadurga Motimahal gadaradanga Puri samman" 1986 "Bisubamilana sisu sahittika sammana Prajatantra prachar samiti Cuttack, Orissa" 1985 Books written by Dr. Adikanda Mahanta have been adopted by Culture Department of the Odisha state government.

1. Book Title " ODISHA RA SRASTA ADIBASI LOKA KATHA, PART-1", Author "Adikanda Mahanta", Publisher "BIDYA PRAKASHAN BALUBAZAR, CUTTACK-2", Edition - 3rd, Year of Publication - 2009. 2. Book Title "ITIHASARU SIKSHIBA AASA", Author "Adikanda Mahanta", Publisher "GOLDEN ORIOLE, GOUDAPATNA, AUL, KENDRAPARA-754219", Edition - 1st, Year of Publication - 2008. Dr. Adikanda Mahanta have been working as an Editor-in-Chief for several books and magazines on Folk Culture and Folk Literature. 1. Editor in Chief: Lokasahitya "Pharua"from 1998 to 2002 2. Editor in Chief: "Kudmi Katha"from 1995 to 2008 3. Editor- in-chief: National Magazine: "Bandana", Publisher: Kudumi Cultural Society, Odisha. 1. ECOLOGICAL IDEOLOGIES IN TRIBAL FOLKLORE OF EASTERN INDIA by Adikanda Mahanta Book: Forest government and tribe, Published by: New Delhi: Concept Pub. Co. 2007. Author: Chittaranjan Kumar Paty. Dept. of History.. University Grants Commission. Eastern Regional Office. 2. FOLK TREATMENT SYSTEM OF TRIBAL SOCIETY IN EASTERN INDIA by Adikanda Mahanta Book: Changing Tribal Life: A Socio-Philosophical Perspective Author: Padmaja Sen Publisher: Concept Publishing Company Ltd