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Union of Orthodox Banner-Bearers

The Union of Orthodox Banner-Bearers is a Russian nationalist-fundamentalist organization that identifies itself as part of the Russian Orthodox Church, though the church has implicitly repudiated that claim. It was co-founded in 1993 by Leonid Simonovich; the Union's stated primary aim is to "resurrect the spirit" of Russian Orthodoxy, by conducting processions with banners and icons in Moscow and other regions. The group became famous for its use and promulgation of the phrase "Orthodoxy or Death," and its association with violent skinhead reactionaries. In 2009 the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill, denounced this slogan and said to "beware" those who used it, calling it "dangerous and intrinsically contradictory": f we hear fervent calls to battle, to division, to the salvation of Orthodoxy to death, when we hear such slogans as, "Orthodoxy or death," we need to beware of such preachers; the Lord never said, "My teaching or death." Not one apostle said, "Orthodoxy or death."

Because Orthodoxy is eternal life, joy in the Holy Spirit, joy of life, beauty of life, but death is decay, the result of the fall, the devil’s influence. Among us today appear, from time to time, false teachers who tempt the people with the call to save Orthodoxy, to save its purity, who repeat that dangerous and contradictory slogan, "Orthodoxy or death." In the eyes of such people you will not find love. A Moscow court agreed in a decision denouncing the phrase as "extremist." Mihailovic, Alexandar. ""The Order of the Vanquished Dragon": the performance of archaistic homophobia by the Union of Orthodox Banner Bearers in Putin's Russia". Digital media strategies of the Far Right in Europe and the United States. Lexington Books. Pp. 215–228. Official website

Kelita Zupancic

Kelita Zupancic is a judoka from Canada. Zupancic won gold medals for Canada at the 2013 and 2015 Pan Am judo championships. Zupancic was born in Whitby, a town in the Toronto metro area, she is of Slovenian origin. Her father Eddie is a judo coach/trainer, she is member of the Formokan Judo Club and she has been training at the National Training Centre in Montreal under the watchful eyes of National Coach Nicolas Gill and Hiroshi Namakura. Through some discussion with Hiroshi Namakura, it was felt that the time was right for Zupancic to train in Japan. Hiroshi Namakura contacted Yoshiyuki Matsuoka, a former Olympic Champion and head coach at a private women's judo club, sponsored by the company Komatsu Limited, he suggested to Zupancic. Zupancic agreed and Hiroshi Namakura arranged the visit. In January 2010, Zupancic visited the club for nearly one month, she endured intense training with some of the top Japanese women in the world. Coaching at Komatsu club is Kazuhiko Tokuno and Mayumi Katsura, both former world class competitors.

After her visit, Zupancic went on to win medals at a World Cup in Hungary, a Grand Prix in Germany and a gold at the 2010 Pan American Judo Championships in El Salvador. At the Formokan Judo Club's 35th year reunion, Zupancic announced that she has been offered a position on the Komatsu club Judo team. According to Hiroshi Namakura, one foreign judoka is selected per year and Zupancic was recognized, she was offered a one-year contract to train with the team, work for Komatsu club and compete for them at team events. She competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics, losing to eventual gold winner Lucie Décosse in the second round. At the 2014 World Judo Championships, she finished in 5th place, she has been ranked number one to three in the world between 2012 and 2015. In June 2016, she was named to Canada's Olympic team. At the 2016 Olympics, she beat Esther Stam in the second round, before losing to Haruka Tachimoto, the eventual champion, in the quarterfinals; because Tachimoto reached the final, Zupancic was entered into the repechage.

In the repechage, she lost to Bernadette Graf. All three of Zupancic's brothers are hockey players. Anton played for the Sarnia Oshawa Generals. Judo in Canada List of Canadian judoka Judoinside Facebook 2012 Summer Olympics -70 kg category match Kelita Zupancic vs. Lucie Decosse

List of African writers by country

This is a list of prominent and notable writers from Africa. It includes poets, children's writers and scholars, listed by country. See: List of Algerian writers See: List of Angolan writers See: List of Beninese writers See: List of Burkinabé writers See: List of Cameroonian writers See: List of Republic of the Congo writers See: List of Democratic Republic of the Congo writers See: List of Ivorian writers See: List of Egyptian writers See: List of Ghanaian writers See: List of Guinean writers See: List of Kenyan writers See: List of Malagasy writers See: List of Malawian writers See: List of Malian writers See: List of Mozambican writers See: List of Nigerien writers See: List of Nigerian writers See: List of Rwandan writers See: List of Senegalese writers See: List of Sierra Leonean writers See: List of South African writers See: List of Sudanese writers See: List of Tanzanian writers See: List of Togolese writers See: List of Tunisian writers See: List of Ugandan writers See: List of Zimbabwean writers African Writers Series Lists of authors International Research Confederacy on African Literature and Culture List of Latin American writers 25 African Women Writers Contemporary African writers/authors Africa Resource research data Lire les femmes – African women writers

Gagetown, Michigan

Gagetown is a village in Tuscola County in the U. S. state of Michigan. The population was 388 at the 2010 census, it is located in the northeastern corner of Elmwood Township. Gagetown is northeast of the Saginaw metropolitan area as well as the city of Caro. Gagetown began around a mill founded by Joseph Gage in 1869; the village was platted in 1871 and incorporated in 1887. According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.98 square miles, all land. As of the census of 2010, there were 388 people, 150 households, 107 families residing in the village; the population density was 395.9 inhabitants per square mile. There were 171 housing units at an average density of 174.5 per square mile. The racial makeup of the village was 97.7% White, 1.0% from other races, 1.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.1% of the population. There were 150 households of which 33.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.7% were married couples living together, 12.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.0% had a male householder with no wife present, 28.7% were non-families.

26.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.3% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.06. The median age in the village was 38.2 years. 27.1% of residents were under the age of 18. The gender makeup of the village was 49.2 % female. As of the census of 2000, there were 389 people, 154 households, 103 families residing in the village; the population density was 406.3 per square mile. There were 167 housing units at an average density of 174.4 per square mile. The racial makeup of the village was 91.52% White, 1.03% Native American, 0.77% Asian, 2.83% from other races, 3.86% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.20% of the population. There were 154 households out of which 32.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.4% were married couples living together, 13.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 32.5% were non-families. 26.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.6% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older.

The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.00. In the village, the population was spread out with 29.0% under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 28.5% from 25 to 44, 20.3% from 45 to 64, 16.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 102.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.7 males. The median income for a household in the village was $28,750, the median income for a family was $34,444. Males had a median income of $26,354 versus $20,500 for females; the per capita income for the village was $14,165. About 11.7% of families and 14.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.3% of those under age 18 and 6.6% of those age 65 or over. Romig, Walter. Michigan Place Names: The History of the Founding and the Naming of More Than Five Thousand Past and Present Michigan Communities. Great Lakes Books Series. Detroit, Michigan: Wayne State University Press. ISBN 978-0-8143-1838-6. GagetownMichigan.com

Federal Criminal Court of Switzerland

The Federal Criminal Court, is a Swiss federal court. Since its inception in 2004, it has been located in Bellinzona. Article 191a para. 1 of the Swiss Constitution of 18 April 1999, states: The Confederation shall appoint a criminal court, which shall hear at first instance criminal cases that by law come under federal jurisdiction. The law may confer further powers on the Federal Criminal Court; the Federal Act on the Organization of the Federal Criminal Authorities governs status, organization and the applicable procedural law. Furthermore, its internal Organizational Regulations of 31 August 2010, provides for the rules applicable to the Federal Criminal Court's organization and administration; the Federal Criminal Court's Penal Chamber renders decisions on indictments for crimes that by law come under federal jurisdiction. The Court's Penal Chamber moreover tries criminal offences for which jurisdiction is conferred upon the Court either by administrative criminal law or by other federal acts.

The Federal Criminal Court's Appeals Chamber provides judicial review in unfolding federal criminal proceedings, in particular by adjudicating complaints against the rulings and procedural acts of the police, the Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland, the Court's Penal Chamber and the Compulsory Measures Court. Its jurisdiction encompasses other matters. Pursuant to articles 32 et sqq. of the Federal Act on the Organization of the Federal Criminal Authorities, the Federal Criminal Court comprises the two above-mentioned chambers and the General Secretariat with its administrative and technical services. The Court manifests and administrates itself by dint of the following executive bodies: the Office of the Chief Justice, the Court's Plenary Assembly and the Administrative Commission; as of January 2013, the Federal Criminal Court is constituted with a staff of about 65 people, 18 of which judges. Crime in Switzerland Official website