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Flatanger

Flatanger is a municipality in Trøndelag county, Norway. It is part of the Namdalen region; the administrative centre of the municipality is the village of Lauvsnes. Other villages include Jøssund, Hasvåg, Vik; the 459-square-kilometre municipality is the 221st largest by area out of the 422 municipalities in Norway. Flatanger is the 386th most populous municipality in Norway with a population of 1,105; the municipality's population density is 2.5 inhabitants per square kilometre and its population has decreased by 2.9% over the last decade. Flatanger is known for having some of the most difficult sport climbing routes in the world. Flatanger was established as a municipality in the old Nord-Trøndelag county on 1 January 1871 when it was separated from the large municipality of Fosnes. Flatanger had 1,472 residents, it is one of the few municipalities in Norway whose boundaries have not changed since it was established. In 2018, it became part of the new Trøndelag county; the municipality is named after the old name for one of the fjords in the area, but it is not known which one.

The name is composed of two parts: flat, which means "shallow water", angr, which means "fjord or inlet". The coat of arms was granted on 12 October 1990; the arms show three white chevrons on a green background. The design was chosen to represent the bow of a boat, seen from the front, since boats have a great historical significance in this coastal fishing community; the Church of Norway has one parish within the municipality of Flatanger. It is part of the Namdal prosti in the Diocese of Nidaros; the municipality consists of mainland, but includes 1,400 islands of various sizes. Some of the major islands include Bjørøya, Lauvøya, Halmøya, Kvernøya. Ellingråsa Lighthouse is located on the island of Bjørøya and Villa Lighthouse is on Villa; these islands all lie on the south side of the Folda firth. The Namsenfjorden forms part of the northern boundary of the municipality. All municipalities in Norway, including Flatanger, are responsible for primary education, outpatient health services, senior citizen services and other social services, economic development, municipal roads.

The municipality is governed by a municipal council of elected representatives, which in turn elect a mayor. The municipality falls under the Frostating Court of Appeal; the municipal council of Flatanger is made up of 15 representatives that are elected to four year terms. The party breakdown of the council is as follows: In the 2007 municipal elections, Flatanger had the highest vote for the Venstre party in all of Norway, at 42.9 per cent. Flatanger is home to some of the world's hardest sport climbs in Hanshelleren Cave near town. Change, given the grade 9b+/5.15c+, was first redpointed by Adam Ondra on 4 October 2012. Ondra redpointed the first, to date only, 9c climbing route in the world in Flatanger on 3 September 2017; the route was named Project Hard by Ondra because of its many difficulties, but after completion—when it was no longer a project—he renamed it Silence. Brede Moe, a footballer Adolf Ribsskog, a school man and mayor Ole Konrad Ribsskog, a school man and mayor Toralf Sandø, a theater director and actor Julie Dahle Aagård, a singer Media related to Flatanger at Wikimedia Commons Trøndelag travel guide from Wikivoyage Municipal fact sheet from Statistics Norway

Stinson Records

Stinson Records was an American record label formed by Herbert Harris and Irving Prosky in 1939 to market, in the US, recordings made in the Soviet Union. Between the 1940s and 1960s, it issued recordings of American folk and blues musicians, including Woody Guthrie and Josh White. According to most sources, the Stinson Trading Company was established in 1939 by Irving Prosky, a Russian-born distributor of Soviet records in the US, Herbert Harris, the owner of the Union Record Shop in New York, a member of the Communist Party and the proprietor of a movie house that screened Soviet films. Harris and Prosky operated the concession to sell records from the U. S. S. R. at the 1939 World's Fair in New York City, but when supplies fell short of demand he and Prosky set up their own record label to produce copies of Soviet and other eastern European recordings, including recordings by the Red Army Chorus. An earlier date for the company's foundation is indicated by a Billboard report in 1946 which stated that it was planning to expand "in connection with its 30th anniversary as a phonograph record manufacturer".

In 1943, Stinson established a financial partnership with the newly-established Asch Records, set up by Moe Asch. The arrangement enabled Asch to increase his supplies of shellac during World War II, while the Stinson company had an established distribution network and secured a share of the profits from Asch's recordings of such artists as Woody Guthrie; the two companies operated as one for a short time, producing records under the Asch-Stinson label, by Lead Belly, Josh White, Sonny Terry, Burl Ives, Richard Dyer-Bennet, Coleman Hawkins and Mary Lou Williams among others, before the arrangement ended in 1946. Asch set up the Disc record label, a precursor of Folkways, while Harris - who took sole charge after Prosky retired through ill health- maintained control of the Stinson company; the two labels and Stinson operated separately and to some degree in competition, although an arrangement seems to have been reached under which they shared out recordings by some of the artists they had recorded under their joint arrangement, most notably Woody Guthrie, with Asch's Folkways label issuing most of Guthrie's topical and political songs while the Stinson label issued most of his folk and country songs.

None of the musicians whose recordings had been released on the label continued to record for Stinson after the split with Asch, but Stinson retained the rights to some of the earlier recordings and released many of them in the new 12-inch LP record format. The Stinson label continued to release new recordings by many major folk and jazz musicians during the 1950s and early 1960s, including Pete Seeger, Ewan MacColl, Cisco Houston, Muggsy Spanier, The Duke of Iron, Carlos Montoya, Sidney Bechet, Bob Gibson, as well as some recordings made under the agreement with Asch. Among the releases were an influential series of compilation albums in the American Folksay series. From the early 1950s, the company was run by Herbert Harris' son Robert, opened a second retail branch in Los Angeles. Herbert Harris died in 1956, under the ownership of his widow, Sonia Harris, the company was run by his son-in-law, Jack Kall. Based in Los Angeles from the late 1950s, the company released many folk albums, it continued to issue recordings until the 1990s.

A collection of master discs of Woody Guthrie recordings from the mid-1940s held by Robert Harris' widow, was rediscovered in 2007, reissued on CD as a box set, My Dusty Road. In June 2019, Stinson was acquired by Smithsonian Folkways. Stinson Records on the Internet Archive's Great 78 Project

Buddha in a Traffic Jam

Buddha in a Traffic Jam is a 2014 Indian semi-autobiographical socio-political drama film written and directed by Vivek Agnihotri. The film released nationwide on 13 May 2016; the film narrates a tale of intellectual terrorism-- the inter-meddling of academia with corruption and maoism. Vikram Pandit is a happy-go-lucky management student from a business school in India, he becomes an overnight sensation after a successful social media campaign against the radical fundamentalism of moral policing in India. Little did Vikram know that he was about to become a part of a plot that would risk his life and the nation, he gets entangled between two facets of India—Socialism and Capitalism, both of which are rooted in isolated corners of the country. Somewhere deep within the jungles, flagrant conspirators were gearing up to maim the Country, they had established links with the patrician society. Vikram's internet campaign pulls him into a deep web of conspiracy; the film revolves around Vikram's survival in the sinister designs of establishment.

Arunoday Singh as Vikram Pandit Mahi Gill as Charu Siddhu Anupam Kher as Professor Ranjan Batki Pallavi Joshi as Sheetal Batki, wife of Ranjan Batki. Vivek Vaswani Anchal Dwivedi Gopal K Singh as Naxal chief Indal Singh as Nanhe Singh-political leader Nisha Susan of Pink Chaddi Campaign fame recalled someone from Indian School of Business, claiming to work at a film-incubator having emailed her a few years back, about a prospective film centered on her campaign; the plot went:- A young idealistic student is in a bar, where a bunch of right wing goons assault girls. The student vanquishes the goons and follows up with a Facebook campaign against misogyny, which commands considerable fame, he is subsequently approached by the Naxals who convert and ask him to mold the urban youth in Maoist ideology. The part about Naxals was a creative addition, Susan had replied that while he was free to make a movie about the themes, she found it surprising that a campaign, run by numerous women in reality was to be run by a single man in the film.

He replied that a woman-run campaign was not realistic. In an interview with Hindustan Times, Vivek said that while he was delivering a lecture at Indian School of Business about Naxal influence in academia, the students suggested to sketch out a 10-minute short film; that idea morphed into the thoughts of producing a full-fledged feature film. Agnihotri has asserted of the film to be modeled on his own life though one of his co-producers has denied it. Vivek and the students went on a drive to collect funds before meeting Suresh Chukkapalli who agreed to produce it. Vivek felt; the title was chosen as a metaphor alluding to the commotion that engulfs the students of various universities. Around eighty per cent of the film was shot at Indian School of Business and the total budget was about five crore INR. Urban Naxals: The Making of Buddha in a Traffic Jam is a book written by Bollywood film director and producer Vivek Agnihotri, about the making of his film Buddha in a Traffic Jam. In the book, Agnihotri writes about his experiences of making the film, which according to one review "exposed a nexus between an India-wide Maoist terror movement across red corridor in India and their supporters in urban centers, specially in academic institutions, print media, television media and non governmental organisation."

According to Agnihotri, Naxalites are waging war on India with details plans for an overthrow of the State. In the forward of the book Prof. Makarand R. Paranjape writes'We all fail in our lives, but few of us recover to tell the story. Vivek is one of them', it is this story of struggle and perseverance in all odds - where one stand head on with established institutions of academics, film distributor, film producers, civil society who create and present broader narrative to nation as suit there interest. Pallavi Joshi made her singing debut courtesy the song--Chand Roz; the Central Board of Film Certification passed the film without any cuts. Agnihotri claimed that certain objectionable contents including the likes of extreme language and extreme sex scenes were allowed to stay as the board members were sympathetic to the message of the film. Whilst many distributors promised to distribute the film, many backed out on grounds of the controversial topic. Barjatya productions came to the aid but withdraw their offer.

He chose to tour across different colleges and universities across the nation and screen the film. The film premiered at IIT Bombay on 6 April 2016; these screening of the films with the help of political unions, who have had a reputation for instigating violence, have been criticized. And the screenings have been protested against. A screening of the film, supposed to be accompanied by Vivek and Anupam, was scheduled to be held at the Triguna Sen Auditorium, Jadavpur University by a group “Think India”, backed by a right wing student union-- Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad; the screening was cancelled after the alumni association withdrew their permission, citing the model code of conduct, in force due to the concurrent state elections. Agnihotri was greeted with black flags and he alleged that he had been gheraoed and manhandled whilst his car was damaged; the screening was thereafter rescheduled to be held in an open-air format but did not take any permission from the concerned authorities.

It was accordingly asked to be stopped by the registrar but Vivek chose to proceed. Anticipating trouble in case of enabling a force