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Demographics of Jordan

Jordan has a population of 9,531,712 inhabitants as of 2015. Jordanians are the citizens of Jordan; some 98 % percent of Jordanians are Arabs. Around 2.9 million were non-citizens, a figure including refugees and illegal immigrants. Jordan's annual population growth rate stood at 2.05% in 2017, with an average of three children per woman. There were 1,977,534 households in Jordan in 2015, with an average of 4.8 persons per household. The official language is Arabic, while English is the second most spoken language by Jordanians, it is widely used in commerce and government. In 2016, about 84 % of Jordan's population live in urban cities. Many Jordanians and people of Jordanian descent live across the world in the United States, United Arab Emirates, France and Spain. In 2016, Jordan was named as the largest refugee hosting country per capita in the world, followed by Turkey and Lebanon; the kingdom of Jordan hosts refugees from Palestine, Syria and many other countries. There are hundreds of thousands of workers from Egypt and South Asia, who work as domestic and construction workers.

The territory of Jordan can be defined by the history of its creation after the end of World War I, the League of Nations and redrawing of the borders of the Eastern Mediterranean littoral. The ensuing decisions, most notably the Sykes–Picot Agreement, which created the Mandatory Palestine. In September 1922, Transjordan was formally identified as a subdivision of the Mandate Palestine after the League of Nations approved the British Transjordan memorandum which stated that the Mandate east of the Jordan River would be excluded from all the provisions dealing with Jewish settlement west of the Jordan River. Arab Jordanians are either descended from families and clans who were living in the cities and towns in Transjordan prior to the 1948 war, most notably in the governorates of Jerash, Balqa, Madaba, Al Karak, Aqaba and some other towns in the country, or from the Palestinian families who sought refuge in Jordan in different times in the 20th century during and after the wars of 1948 and 1967.

Most of the native Christian population in the country belongs to this ethnicity or to the Bedouin ethnicity. Along to some other Arab ethnicities from Syria and Iraq; the Druze people are believed to constitute about 0.5% of the total population of Jordan, around 32,000. The Druze, who refer to themselves as al-Muwahhideen, or "believers in one God," are concentrated in the rural, mountainous areas west and north of Amman; the other group of Jordanians is descended from Bedouins. Bedouin settlements are concentrated in the wasteland east of the country. There were an estimated 5,000 Armenians living within the country in 2009. An estimated 4,500 of these are members of the Armenian Apostolic Church, predominantly speak the Western dialect of the Armenian language; this population makes up the majority of non-Arab Christians in the country. There is an Assyrian refugee population in Jordan. Many Assyrians have arrived in Jordan as refugees since the invasion of Iraq, making up a large part of the Iraqi refugees.

By the end of the 19th century, the Ottoman Authorities directed the Circassian immigrants to settle in Jordan. The Circassians are estimated to number 20,000 to 80,000 persons. There are about 10,000 Chechens estimated to reside in Jordan. Jordan is a home to 2,175,491 registered Palestine refugees. Out of those 2,175,491 refugees, 634,182 have not been given Jordanian citizenship. Jordan hosts around 1.4 million Syrian refugees who fled to the country due to the Syrian Civil War since 2011. About 31,163 Yemenis and 22,700 Libyan refugees live in Jordan as of January 2015. There are thousands of Lebanese refugees who came to Jordan when civil strife and war and the 2006 war broke out in their native country. Up to 1 million Iraqis came to Jordan following the Iraq War in 2003. In 2015, their number was 130,911. About 2,500 Iraqi Mandaean refugees have been resettled in Jordan. Jordan prides itself on its health services, some of the best in the region. Qualified medics, favourable investment climate and Jordan's stability have contributed to the success of this sector.

Jordan has a advanced education system. The school education system comprises 2 years of pre-school education, 10 years of compulsory basic education, two years of secondary academic or vocational education, after which the students sit for the General Certificate of Secondary Education Exam. Scholars may attend either public schools. Access to higher education is open to holders of the General Secondary Education Certificate, who can choose between private Community Colleges, public Community Colleges or universities; the credit-hour system, which entitles students to select courses according to a study plan, is implemented at universities. The number of public universities has reached, besides universities that are private, community colleges. Numbers of universities accompanied by significant increase in number of students enrolled to study in these universities, where the number of enrolled students in both public and private universities is estimated at nearly thousand. Source: UN World Population Prospects The following demographic statistics are from the CIA World Factbook, unless otherwise indicated.

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Forncett railway station

Forncett railway station was a railway station in Forncett, South Norfolk located 104 miles from London Liverpool Street. It was opened in 1849 when Norwich and Ipswich were connected by the Eastern Union Railway in 1849. Between 1881 and 1951 it was a junction for a short route to Wymondham and was closed as a result of the Beeching Axe with other smaller stations between Norwich and Ipswich; the station consisted of two platforms with the up platform being 363 feet and the down platform 452 feet. The station building was situated on the up side with a wooden waiting shelter located on the down; the two platforms were linked by a footbridge provided in 1882. A goods yard consisting of three sidings and a brick goods shed was located south of the station on the up side. Long refuge sidings were provided north of the station with a 44 foot turntable being provided on the up side in 1881 in connection with the line to Wymondham opened; the station signal box was located at the north end of the down platform.

A short distance to the north a second signal box called Forncett Junction was located controlling access to and from the Wymondham line some 30 chains to the north. Forncett station was opened on 7 November 1849 by the Eastern Union Railway although regular services did not commence until 12 December that year; the opening of the line meant that London Liverpool Street and Norwich were linked although the Eastern Counties Railway operated the line as far as Colchester and the EUR between Colchester and Norwich. The ECR operated the Norwich to London via Thetford and Cambridge route at this date; the EUR was taken over by the Eastern Counties Railway in 1854. However, by the 1860s the railways in East Anglia were in financial trouble, most were leased to the ECR, it wished to amalgamate formally but could not obtain government agreement for this until 1862, when the Great Eastern Railway was formed by the amalgamation. The Great Eastern Railway opened the Wymondham – Forncett line on 7 May 1881 and facilities such as the turntable and footbridge were added at this time.

The intention was to give the line from Wells-next-the-Sea a connection into Norwich to Liverpool Street trains at Forncett and vice versa. For example in 1882 the 1.50 pm departure from Wells arrived at Forncett at 3.08 pm in time to connect to the up express and arrive in Liverpool Street at 6.00 pm. In 1892 a locomotive inspection pit was added. On 22 February 1908 a violent storm wrecked the down timber built platform. Heavy flooding on 26 August 1912 saw the main line north of Forncett Junction closed with trains diverted via Wymondham. Damage to several bridges saw. Although there was no engine shed as such Forncett had, in 1917 two drivers and a fireman for local workings. No locomotive was allocated and it is these would have come from Norwich engine shed. In the final year of GER operation, there were no through trains from Wells to Forncett although a branch service of six trains per day operated to Wymondham. Following the passing of the Railways Act 1921o 1 January 1923 the operation of Forncett station was taken over by the London and North Eastern Railway.

In 1925 the LNER closed Forncett Junction signal box transferring its signalling responsibilities to the station signal box. Passenger services were withdrawn from the Forncett - Wymondham line on 11 September 1939 as a wartime economy measure; this line saw some additional traffic during the World War II but at one stage one of the running lines was being used as a siding for damaged rolling stock. Following nationalisation in 1948 the station became part of the Eastern Region of British Railways; the passenger service had not been restored after the war and by the July 1950 timetable change there was no traffic at all from Forncett towards Wymondham. The line was closed in August 1951. Freight, which for many years during the 1950s consisted of a daily pick-up freight train between Norwich and Stowmarket, was withdrawn on 28 December 1964; the last passenger trains called on 5 November 1966 when the Ipswich to Norwich stopping service was withdrawn. The line to Norwich remains in operational use and was electrified in May 1987.

The station was in the news in July 2012 when the body of a woman who had died after being hit by a train was found at the site. Forncett station on navigable 1946 O. S. map

Craig Braham-Barrett

Craig Michael Braham-Barrett is an footballer who plays for Dartford. Born in England, he represents the Montserrat national football team. Braham-Barrett began his career with Charlton Athletic before he was released in 2007, he played non-league football with Eastleigh, East Thurrock United and Welling United before joining Peterborough United in October 2008 for a fee of £10,000. He failed to make an impression at London Road and re-entered non-league football with Grays Athletic, Farnborough Town, Havant & Waterlooville, Sutton United before joining Conference Premier side Macclesfield Town in July 2012. After a season at Macclesfield he joined Cheltenham Town on loan in July 2013, he made his Football League debut in a 2–2 draw with Burton Albion on 3 August 2013. He made his transfer permanent on 20 August 2013. Following Cheltenham's relegation from the football league in 2015, Braham-Barrett joined Ebbsfleet United, he was loaned to Woking had two further loan spells at Whitehawk before signing permanently for Dover Athletic in March 2016.

On 14 October of the same year Braham-Barrett re-joined Welling United from Braintree Town on a one-month loan. On 14 June 2017, Braham-Barrett joined National League South side Chelmsford City; the following May he returned to Welling for his third spell at the club. In the summer of 2019, he signed for National League South side Hemel Hempstead Town. In January 2020 he joined Dartford. Braham-Barrett is eligible to play for Jamaica and for Montserrat, who he qualifies for through his grandmother. In March 2015, he was called up to the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Curaçao for Montserrat, however, he declined the call to focus on his club football with Cheltenham. In August 2018, Braham-Barrett accepted a call-up for Montserrat. On 8 September 2018, Braham-Barrett played the full 90 minutes in a 2–1 loss against El Salvador; as of match played 18 November 2017. Welling United London Senior Cup: 2018–19 Craig Braham-Barrett at Soccerbase Profile at UpThePosh

Rory Phillips (DJ)

Rory Phillips is a London-based DJ and producer. After getting his start playing records at clubs in Newport, Rory moved to London where upon making the acquaintance of Erol Alkan he began a residency at Trash at The End; when Trash finished in 2007, he was the driving force behind its successor, DURRR, which ran until December 2013. He was a touring member of the electronic rock group Whitey, playing synthesizer and contributing to recordings. Phillips' acclaim as a DJ led to invitations to remix acts including Scissor Sisters, The Gossip, Franz Ferdinand, White Lies. In 2010 his remix of YACHT's "Psychic City" featured on a commercial for Cadillac and his reworking of The xx was included on the soundtrack of Pro Evolution Soccer 2011. In 2012 he began releasing original material as part of a vinyl subscription series named Mixed Fortunes with a host of collaborators including L-Vis 1990 and Paul Thomson of Franz Ferdinand. In 2013 Rory played material from the series with a live band

Kanameta Station

Kanameta Station is a railway station on the Ban'etsu East Line in Tamura, Fukushima Prefecture, Fukushima Prefecture, operated by East Japan Railway Company. Kanameta Station is served by the Ban'etsu East Line, is located 69.5 rail kilometers from the official starting point of the line at Iwaki. Kanameta Station has a single island platform connected to the station building by a level crossing; the station is unattended. Kanameta Station opened on January 1, 1950; the station was absorbed into the JR East network upon the privatization of the Japanese National Railways on April 1, 1987. On March 11, 1989 it became automated and on March 3, 2009 started accepting the Suica card. National Route 288 Kanameta Post Office Kanameta Onsen List of Railway Stations in Japan Official website

1987 U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship

The 1987 U. S. Women's Open Golf Championship was the 42nd U. S. Women's Open, held July 23–28 at Plainfield Country Club in Edison, New Jersey, a suburb southwest of New York City. Laura Davies won the first of her four major titles in an 18-hole Tuesday playoff over runners-up Ayako Okamoto and Joanne Carner; the final round concluded on Monday after rain delays. It was Davies' first victory in the United States, she became the fourth international winner of the championship. Following this year, the Women's Open was not played in the New York City area for over a quarter century, returning in 2013 at Sebonack on eastern Long Island. In that time, the winner's share of the purse grew over tenfold, from $55,000 to $585,000. Source: Source: Thursday, July 23, 1987 Source: Friday, July 24, 1987 Source: Saturday, July 25, 1987 Source: Monday, July 27, 1987 Play on Sunday was postponed due to heavy rain. Source: Tuesday, July 28, 1987 Source: U. S. Women's Open - past champions - 1987