Lødingen is a municipality in Nordland county in Norway. Lødingen is located on the southeastern corner of the island of Hinnøya, is part of the traditional district of Ofoten; the administrative centre of the municipality is the village of Lødingen. The other main village is Vestbygda. Lødingen has the nickname "Biketown" because it hosts several annual bicycle races like Lofoten Insomnia and Vestbygd-rittet; the 527-square-kilometre municipality is the 203rd largest by area out of the 422 municipalities in Norway. Lødingen is the 320th most populous municipality in Norway with a population of 2,102; the municipality's population density is 4.1 inhabitants per square kilometre and its population has decreased by 7.8% over the last decade. The municipality of Lødingen was established on 1 January 1838. On 1 January 1869, the southern district of Lødingen surrounding the Tysfjorden on the mainland was separated to form the new Tysfjord Municipality; this left 2,064 residents in Lødingen. On 1 January 1909, the northeastern district of Lødingen was separated to form the new Tjeldsund Municipality.

This left 3,034 residents in Lødingen. During the 1960s, there were many municipal mergers across Norway due to the work of the Schei Committee. On 1 January 1962, the southern mainland part of Lødingen surrounding the Efjorden and the island of Barøya were transferred to Ballangen Municipality. On 1 January 1964, the eastern part of Lødingen on the island of Tjeldøya was transferred to Tjeldsund Municipality; the municipality is named after the old Lødingen farm, since the first Lødingen Church was built there. The first element is the genitive case of laða which means "grain/hay barn" and the last element is eng which means "meadow"; the coat of arms was granted on 11 May 1984. The arms show a gold-colored woollen thread, folded as a flower with five leaves on a red background; the municipality is at the junction of road and ferry routes to five areas: Lofoten, Salten, Vesterålen, Southern Troms. It is located between five fjords: Vestfjorden, Tysfjorden and Gullesfjorden; the symbol is an ancient symbol for good fortune.

The Church of Norway has one parish within the municipality of Lødingen. It is part of the Ofoten prosti in the Diocese of Sør-Hålogaland. All municipalities in Norway, including Lødingen, 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 Hålogaland Court of Appeal; the municipal council of Lødingen is made up of 17 representatives that are elected to four year terms. The party breakdown of the council is as follows: The municipality encompasses the southern part of the island of Hinnøya; the terrain is mountainous, with fjords. The administrative centre of the municipality is the village of Lødingen, located at the inner part of the Vestfjorden at the southern entrance of the Tjeldsundet strait; the nearest airport is Harstad/Narvik Airport, about 73 kilometres away by road.

Lødingen is an important ferry harbor, the car ferry to/from Bognes in Tysfjord leaves 12 times per day and takes 60 minutes. Møysalen National Park is located in the northern part of the municipality. It's named after the mountain Møysalen on the municipal border between Sortland; the Rotvær Lighthouse is located in Lødingen. Eye in Stone, part of Artscape Nordland Norwegian Telecom Museum, telegraphy Pilotage Service Museum Rotvær Lighthouse Municipal fact sheet from Statistics Norway Nordland travel guide from Wikivoyage Skulpturlandskap Nordland Norwegian Telecom Museum

Manas Chaudhuri

Manas Chaudhuri is an Indian journalist and the former editor of Shillong Times, an English language daily published from the Meghalayan capital of Shillong. He won as a legislator to the Shillong Assembly twice from Mawprem constituency as an independent candidate.. He is a former cabinet minister of the State and served Shillong Times as its Editor from 1978 to 2008, when he resigned from the post for Patricia Mukhim to take over; the Government of India awarded him the fourth highest civilian honour of the Padma Shri, in 2005, for his contributions to Indian journalism. He is the founder of the Ardhendu Chaudhuri Charitable Trust. Sri Manas Chaudhuri is former editor of The Shillong Times since 1978, for 30 years he has single-handedly brought it up as Meghalaya's premier English Daily, he has earned respect in the field of journalism in the Northeast in general and Meghalaya in particular, on one hand, for his courageous exposes of corruption in high places and, on the other, for his fiercely independent, but liberal, editorial policy.

Sri Chaudhuri is the founding President of the Shillong Press Club and Past President of Meghalaya Editors' & Publishers' Association. He is a Member of the Selection Committee of the Media Exchange Programme of the National Foundation for India, New Delhi, he is associated with a host of cultural institutions of Shillong. He has been the Honorary Secretary of the Rilbong PN Chaudhuri Secondary School, Shillong uninterruptedly for 40 years and helped the school grow from a scratch to a position of respectability, he is the President of the Governing Body of the Lady Keane Girls' Higher Secondary School. Sri Chaudhuri is a Trustee of Sri Aurobindo Institute of Indian Culture, he is the President of the Rilbong Sports & Cultural Club, one of the most active youth organisations of Meghalaya engaged in multi-dimensional social and sports activities. Sri Chaudhuri is a Past District Governor of Rotary International District 3240 and a Past Master of the Freemasons' Lodge. In 1998 he led Rotary International's Group Study Exchange Team from District 3240 to Ohio, USA.

He led a Rotary Friendship Mission to Bangladesh in 1996. Sri Chaudhuri was part of the Prime Minister's Press entourage to Pakistan, Thailand, UK, Philippines, Germany, Brazil and USA with Dr. Manmohan Singh, he is the recipient of the Padmashree Award in 2005, "Pride of Shillong" Award instituted by Geetali---a reputed cultural organisation of Shillong. He was elected as a Member of the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly in 2005 as an Independent Candidate securing 52% popular votes. In 2008, he was re-elected with a thumping margin. During his tenure as Minister, he took a number of measures to reform education system of Meghalaya. Introduction of pension benefits of college teachers and lecturers, creation of girls’ hostels, construction of lavatories and creation of music university in Shillong, it was during his tenure that Meghalaya's Education Policy was implemented. In 2013, he contested the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly elections as a candidate of the Indian National Congress from South Shillong and lost to Sanbor Shullai.

He again lost the 2018 Meghalaya Legislative Assembly elections to Shullai, who this time was a BJP candidate. With a view to maintaining transparency and probity to public life, Sri Chaudhuri provided full statement of accounts of all the money received by him as an MLA and their appropriation; this initiative was lauded by no less a person, the Prime Minister of India, Dr. Manmohan Singh, he is the Managing Trustee of Ardhendu Chaudhuri Charitable Trust. The Trust has been undertaking multifarious welfare activities in the spirit of “Service Above Self” out of his personal contributions, he is one of few elected public representatives in the country who donated all his earnings as MLA for serving the less fortunate. He has conceived and implemented a unique initiative called “Aahar” under which some 300 poor and hungry people are being provided with a wholesome free meal everyday; the project enters its 100th day of existence on 1 January 2019. The entire cost of this project is being borne out of his personal contribution to the ACCT, under whose banner, project Aahar is alive and kicking.

He is married to Shobha Chaudhuri and the couple is blessed with three children--- Shreya and Aneesh. Shillong Times


Nikko Bailey, better known by the stage name Neako is an American rapper and songwriter. He released his debut album, The Rubix Cube: Red Edition, in 2007 on his own imprint World Team Olympics and Gramercy Records in 2011, subsequently leaving the former in 2012, he released the mixtape The Number 23 on October 3, 2011. He is well known for his singles "LVL 2 X 10" and "Scanners" feat. Wiz Khalifa. Since the release of his mixtape, Neako gained increasing popularity collaborating with legends in the rap game from Bun B, Juicy J and Snoop Dogg to Curren$y, Playboi Carti and Wiz Khalifa. In 2012 he released his first LP, an in-studio album titled T. A. T. T.. He boasts an extensive catalogue of over 20 projects and his music has appeared in films such as "Mac & Devin Go to HIGHschool" and Netflix Special "Kid Cannabis". Neako co-founded LVL, a label, with Designer DATA-X; the brand can be recognized by the logo depicting a stylized LVL, an image of a zebra as well as various patterns. As well as selling various items of clothing and accessories, the brand doubles as NEAKO's brand identity and centre of business operations.

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