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Demographics of the Central African Republic

This article is about the demographic features of the population of the Central African Republic, including population density, education level, health of the populace, economic status, religious affiliations and other aspects of the population. There are more than 80 ethnic groups in the Central African Republic, each with its own language. About 50% are Baya-Mandjia, 40% Banda, 7% are M'Baka. Sangho, the language of a small group along the Oubangui River, is the national language spoken by the majority of Central Africans. Only a small part of the population has more than an elemental knowledge of French, the official language. More than 55% of the population of the CAR lives in rural areas; the chief agricultural areas are around the Bambari. Bangui, Berberati and Bossangoa are the most densely populated urban centers. According to the 2019 revision of the World Population Prospects the total population was 4,666,368 in 2018, compared to only 1 327 000 in 1950; the proportion of children below the age of 15 in 2010 was 40.4%, 55.6% was between 15 and 65 years of age, while 4% was 65 years or older.

Registration of vital events is in the Central African Republic not complete. The Population Departement of the United Nations prepared the following estimates. Total Fertility Rate and Crude Birth Rate: Demographic statistics according to the World Population Review in 2019. One birth every 3 minutes One death every 9 minutes One net migrant every 21 minutes Net gain of one person every 6 minutesThe following demographic statistics are from the CIA World Factbook. 5,745,062 4,920,157 Note: estimates for this country explicitly take into account the effects of excess mortality due to AIDS. Country comparison to the world: 197th male: 19.5 years female: 20.1 years Total: 21.4 years Male: 19.6 years Female: 20.2 years 2.11% Country comparison to the world: 43rd 2.12% 34 births/1,000 population Country comparison to the world: 24th 12.9 deaths/1,000 population 0 migrant/1,000 population Country comparison to the world: 78th 4.25 children born/woman Country comparison to the world: 29th At birth: 1.03 male/female Under 15 years: 1.01 male/female 15-64 years: 0.98 male/female 65 years and over: 0.67 male/female Total population: 0.98 male/female male: 51.9 years female: 54.7 years total dependency ratio: 90 youth dependency ratio: 83.1 elderly dependency ratio: 7 potential support ratio: 14.4 15.2% total: 7 years male: 8 years female: 6 years Adult prevalence rate: 4.7% People living with HIV/AIDS: 130,000 Deaths: 11,000 Degree of risk: high Food or waterborne diseases: bacterial and protozoal diarrhea, hepatitis A, typhoid fever Vectorborne disease: malaria Respiratory disease: meningococcal meningitis Water contact disease: schistosomiasis Animal contact disease: rabies Noun: Central African Adjective: Central African An approximate distribution of the ethnic groups is shown in the chart below: Indigenous beliefs 35%, Protestant 25%, Roman Catholic 25%, Islam 15% French, tribal languages Definition: age 15 and over can read and write Total population: 51% Male: 63.3% Female: 39.9% urban population: 41.4% of total population rate of urbanization: 2.52% annual rate of change Demographics of Africa List of ethnic groups of Africa This article incorporates public domain material from the CIA World Factbook document "2006 edition"

Sam Walter Foss

Sam Walter Foss was an American librarian and poet whose works included The House by the Side of the Road and The Coming American. Foss was born in New Hampshire, the son of Polly and Dyer Foss, he worked on his father's farm and went to school in the winter. He graduated from Brown University in 1882, would be considered illustrious enough to warrant having his name inscribed on the mace. Beginning in 1898, he served as librarian at the Somerville Public Library in Massachusetts, he married a minister's daughter, with whom he had son. Foss used to write a poem a day for the newspapers, his five volumes of collected poetry are of the frank and homely “common man” variety. Foss is buried in the North Burial Ground in Rhode Island, he is featured on a New Hampshire historical marker along New Hampshire Route 43 in Candia. For many years the opening lines from Foss's The Coming American were inscribed on a granite wall at the United States Air Force Academy to inspire cadets and officers, but they were removed in 2003 to harmonize in perception to the Air Force Academy's having become coeducational.

These words are engraved and displayed at Epcot in Orlando, at the south end of the Jesse M. Unruh State Office Building in Sacramento, California; these opening lines are inscribed onto the Rocky Mountain Cup trophy, contested annually between Major League Soccer teams Real Salt Lake and Colorado Rapids. Longtime baseball announcer Ernie Harwell alluded to Foss's The House by the Side of the Road whenever he described a batter taking a called third strike: "He stood there like the house by the side of the road and watched it go by." Singer Lamya's song "Empires". A recitation of Foss's Two Gods provides the lyrics to the song "A Greater God" by MC 900 Ft. Jesus. Back Country Poems Whiffs from Wild Meadows Dreams in Homespun Songs of War and Peace The Song of the Library Staff "Read at the annual meeting of the American Library Association, Narragansett Pier, July 6, 1906" (Published separately, but included in'Songs of the Average Man' Songs of the Average Man Works by or about Sam Walter Foss at Internet Archive Works by Sam Walter Foss at LibriVox Poems by Sam Walter Foss House by the Side of the Road Sam Walter Foss at Find a Grave

Georges-Emmanuel Clancier

Georges-Emmanuel Clancier was a French poet and journalist. He won the Prix Goncourt, the Grand Prize of the Académie française, the grand prize of the Société des gens de lettres. Born in Limoges, France on May 3, 1914 Clancier was encouraged by professors in 1930, he began to work for journals including Les Cahiers du Sud. He came in 1939 to Paris, but returned in 1940 in Limousin, studying at the Faculty of Arts at Poitiers and Toulouse, met Joe Bousquet in Carcassonne. In 1940, he joined the editorial board of the journal Fontaine led in Algiers by Max-Pol Fouchet. In Saint-Léonard-de-Noblat, he met Raymond Queneau, Michel Leiris, Lourmarin Claude Roy, Pierre Seghers, Loys Masson, Pierre Emmanuel and Max-Pol Fouchet. From 1942 to 1944, he collected and transmitted secretly in Algiers texts of writers of the French Resistance to occupied France. After the Liberation, he was responsible for programs on Radio-Limoges, was a journalist for the Populaire du Centre, he wrote articles and made extensive comments on the radio, of the work of Maurice Boitel, who came to paint in the region.

He founded, with Robert Margerit and René Rougerie, the magazine Centres edited a collection of poems, manuscripts and criticism for Éditions Rougerie. From 1955 to 1970, he worked in Paris as secretary general of the programming committees of Radiodiffusion-Télévision Française. In 1956 he published Le Pain noir, a series of novels in which he told, until 1961, the story of his family, his maternal grandmother, an illiterate shepherd. Le Pain was adapted for television in 1974, by Françoise Verny and Serge Moati, he was President of the PEN of France from 1976 to 1979, where he worked in the defense of writers threatened, deported or exiled. In 1980 he was Vice-President of the French Commission for UNESCO, in 1987 Vice President of International PEN, chairman of the House of Writers, founded in 1986 to 1990, he turned 100 on May 3, 2014 and died in July 4, 2018 at the age of 104. 1949 Prix Maurice Bourdet 1957 The Grand Prize Société des gens de lettres 1957 Prix des Quatre Juries 1970 Booksellers Award 1971 Grand Prix of the Académie française 1992 Prix Goncourt Temps des héros, Cahiers de l'École de Rochefort, 1943.

Le Paysan céleste, Robert Laffont, 1943. Journal parlé, Rougerie, 1949. Terre secrète, Seghers, 1951. L'Autre rive, Rougerie, 1952. Vrai visage, Seghers, 1953. Une Voix, Gallimard. Évidences, Mercure de France, 1960. Terres de Mémoire, Robert Laffont, 1965. Le Siècle et l'espace, Marc Pessein, 1970. Peut-être une demeure, précédé d' Écriture des jours, Gallimard, 1972. Le Voyage analogique, Jean Briance, 1976. Oscillante parole, Gallimard, 1978. Mots de l'Aspre, Georges Badin, 1980. Le Poème hanté, Gallimard, 1983. Le Paysan céleste, suivi de Chansons sur porcelaine, Notre temps, Écriture des jours, préface de Pierre Gascar, Paris, Poésie Gallimard, 1984. L'Orée, Euroeditor, 1987. Tentative d'un cadastre amoureux, Ottawa, Écrits des Forges, 1989. Passagers du temps, Gallimard, 1991. Contre-Chants, Gallimard, 2001. Terres de mémoire suivi de Vrai visage, Paris, La Table Ronde, coll. poche La Petite vermillon n° 187, 2003, 288 p.. Le Paysan céleste - Notre part d'or et d'ombre, préface d'André Dhôtel, Paris, Poésie/Gallimard, 2008.

Vive fut l'aventure, Gallimard, 2008. Quadrille sur la tour, Edmond Charlot, 1942 puis Mercure de France 1963 La Couronne de vie, Edmond Charlot, 1946 Dernière heure, Gallimard, 1951.

German destroyer Z17 Diether von Roeder

Z17 Diether von Roeder was one of six Type 1936 destroyers built for the Kriegsmarine in the late 1930s. Completed in 1938, the ship spent most of her time training although she did participate in the occupation of Memel in early 1939. At the beginning of World War II in September, the ship was deployed to lay minefields off the German coast, but was soon transferred to the Skagerrak where she inspected neutral shipping for contraband goods. In late 1939, the ship helped to laid an offensive minefield off the English coast that claimed seven merchant ships. During the German invasion of Norway in April 1940, Z17 Diether von Roeder was tasked to attack Narvik and participated in both the First and Second Naval Battles of Narvik, she was crippled by British destroyers during the first battle, but was able to damage a British destroyer during the second battle, before she had to be scuttled to prevent her capture. Diether von Roeder was 120 meters long at the waterline; the ship had a beam of 11.8 meters, a maximum draft of 4.5 meters.

She displaced 2,411 long tons at 3,415 long tons at deep load. The two Wagner geared steam turbine sets, each driving one propeller shaft, were designed to produce 70,000 PS using steam provided by six Wagner water-tube boilers. Z17 Diether von Roeder had a designed speed of 36 knots, but she reached 41.45 knots from 72,500 PS during her sea trials. The ship carried a maximum of 739 metric tons of fuel oil which gave a range of 2,050 nautical miles at 19 knots, her crew consisted of 313 sailors. The ship carried five 12.7-centimeter SK C/34 guns in single mounts with gun shields, two each superimposed and aft of the superstructure. The fifth mount was positioned on top of the rear deckhouse; the guns were numbered from 1 to 5 from front to rear. Her anti-aircraft armament consisted of four 3.7-centimeter SK C/30 guns in two twin mounts abreast the rear funnel and six 2-centimeter C/30 guns in single mounts. The ship carried eight above-water 53.3-centimeter torpedo tubes in two power-operated mounts.

Two reloads were provided for each mount. She had four depth charge launchers and mine rails could be fitted on the rear deck that had a maximum capacity of 60 mines.'GHG' passive hydrophones were fitted to detect submarines and an active sonar system was installed by the end of 1939. Z17 Diether von Roeder was named after Lieutenant Diether von Roeder who commanded the 13th Torpedo Boat Half-Flotilla in World War I and was killed in action on 11 June 1918; the ship was ordered from AG Weser on 6 January 1936. She was laid down at Deschimag's Bremen shipyard as yard number W919 on 9 September, launched on 19 August 1937, commissioned on 29 August 1938. From 23 to 24 March 1939, the ship was one of the destroyers that escorted Adolf Hitler aboard the heavy cruiser Deutschland to occupy Memel, she participated in the fleet exercise the next month in the western Mediterranean and made several visits to Spanish and Moroccan ports in April and May. In July, Z17 Diether von Roeder joined her sisters Z18 Hans Lüdemann and Z19 Hermann Künne making port visits in Norway.

When World War II began in September, she was deployed in the German Bight where she laid defensive minefields. The ship patrolled the Skagerrak to inspect neutral shipping for contraband goods. On the night of 17/18 October, Rear Admiral Günther Lütjens, aboard his flagship Z21 Wilhelm Heidkamp, led Z16 Friedrich Eckoldt, Z17 Diether von Roeder, Z18 Hans Lüdemann, Z19 Hermann Künne, Z20 Karl Galster as they laid a minefield off the mouth of the River Humber; the British were unaware of the minefield's existence and lost seven ships totaling 25,825 gross register tons. Z17 Diether von Roeder was allocated to Group 1 for the Norwegian portion of Operation Weserübung in April 1940; the group's task was to transport the 139th Mountain Infantry Regiment and the headquarters of the 3rd Mountain Division to seize Narvik. The ships set sail the next day; when they arrived off the Ofotfjord on the morning of 9 April, the ship remained at the mouth of the fjord while the other destroyers continued into the fjord to land their troops.

Z17 Diether von Roeder was relieved in the day to land her troops, but resumed her task the following night. Lieutenant Commander Erich Holtorf, the ship's captain, believed that his orders ended at dawn and returned to Narvik harbor. Unbeknownst to the Germans, the five destroyers of the British 2nd Destroyer Flotilla, Havock, Hunter and Hero were not far behind him, invisible in the dark and snow, they torpedoed two German destroyers and badly damaged two others while Z17 Diether von Roeder fired all of her torpedoes blindly at the harbor entrance and attempted to engage the British ships with her guns despite the driving snow. All of the torpedoes missed because their depth controls were set too deep, her gunfire was ineffective. Visibility cleared as the leading British ships finished their attack on the harbor and several of them engaged Z17 Diether von Roeder, she was hit by at least five 4.7-inch shells that destroyed No. 3 gun, severed the controls to the rudder, damaged the center and aft boiler rooms, knocking out all power, set an oil tank on fire.

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Jamario Moon

Jamario Raman Moon is an American former professional basketball player. He played college basketball for one season at Meridian Community College and began his professional career with teams in the United States Basketball League and NBA Development League, the Harlem Globetrotters, Mexican basketball team Fuerza Regia before signing with the Toronto Raptors in 2007, he has since played for the Miami Heat, Cleveland Cavaliers, Los Angeles Clippers and Charlotte Bobcats of the NBA, along with the Los Angeles D-Fenders of the NBA D-League. After attending Coosa Central High School, Moon attended Meridian Community College where he played one season of college basketball for the Eagles in 1999–2000, averaging 20.8 points and 8.7 rebounds per game. After playing for the Milwaukee Bucks in the 2001 NBA Summer League, Moon joined the Mobile Revelers for the 2001–02 season, he joined the Dodge City Legend following the D-League season. After playing for the Los Angeles Lakers and the Utah Jazz in the 2002 NBA Summer League, he re-joined the Mobile Revelers for the 2002–03 season.

He left the Revelers in November 2002. Moon joined the Huntsville Flight via the 2003 D-League draft but was released by the team prior to the 2003–04 season, he re-joined them in January 2004, he was again released after just one game. After playing for the Harlem Globetrotters in 2004, he joined the Rockford Lightning for the 2004–05 season, but was released prior to the 2004–05 season. In December 2004, he joined the Kentucky Colonels before being released in February 2005, he helped the Rome Gladiators win the 2005 World Basketball Association championship. In December 2005, he joined the Albany Patroons before joining the Fort Worth Flyers in April 2006, he played for Marietta Storm and Fuerza Regia. In 2006–07, he again played for the Albany Patroons. In 2007, he played for Fuerza Regia. Moon signed a two-year deal with the Toronto Raptors on July 10, 2007, after he had impressed the coaching staff in a three-day mini-camp held by the club. In his first start against the Chicago Bulls, he had 12 points, six rebounds, three steals, one block in 23 minutes.

Moon remained in the starting lineup over the next few games, recording 15 points, nine rebounds, six blocks and three steals in another game against the Bulls on November 25. Two days Moon broke a club record by recording at least one block in twelve consecutive games. On February 1, 2008, Moon was named NBA Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month, he had a career-high five steals on January 18 against the Atlanta Hawks, scored a career-high 17 points against the Cleveland Cavaliers the next night. Moon was invited to participate in two events at the 2008 NBA All-Star Weekend in New Orleans, Louisiana, he scored 13 points for the rookies in the Rookie/Sophomore Challenge, competed in the Slam Dunk Contest, finishing behind winner Dwight Howard and 2007 defending champion Gerald Green. On February 13, 2009, Moon was traded by Toronto to the Miami Heat, along with Jermaine O'Neal and conditional draft pick, for Shawn Marion and Marcus Banks. On July 17, 2009, the Cavaliers signed Moon to an offer sheet.

On July 24, the Heat declined to match the offer, Moon joined the Cavaliers. The offer sheet is estimated to be worth $8.92 million over 3 years. On February 24, 2011, Moon was traded to the Los Angeles Clippers along with Mo Williams in exchange for Baron Davis and an unprotected first round pick. On March 2, 2012, Moon signed with the Los Angeles D-Fenders of the NBA Development League; that month, Moon was named Player of the Month in the league. On April 15, 2012, Moon signed with the Charlotte Bobcats. On July 2, 2012, he was waived by the Bobcats. In November 2012, Moon was re-acquired by the Los Angeles D-Fenders. In November 2013, he was again re-acquired by the Los Angeles D-Fenders. In early January 2014, he left the D-Fenders. On January 8, 2014, Moon signed with the reigning back-to-back Euroleague champions, Olympiacos of the Greek League, for the rest of the 2013–14 season. In March 2014, he was released by Olympiacos; that month, he signed with Guaros de Lara for the 2014 LPB season.

On November 1, 2014, Moon was reacquired by the Los Angeles D-Fenders. On December 18, 2014, he was waived by the D-Fenders. On January 5, 2015, Moon signed with Guaros de Lara for the 2015 LPB season, returning to the club for a second stint. On February 26, 2015, he was waived by the club. In December 2017, Moon played in Uruguay with Club Atlético Aguada. On November 30, 2017, it was announced that Moon would be joining the Albany Patroons in 2018. In the summer of 2017, Moon played in The Basketball Tournament on ESPN for team Trained To Go, he competed for the $2 million prize, for team Trained To Go, he scored 13 points in 23 minutes on the court. Moon and team Trained To Go lost in the first round of the tournament to the Broad Street Brawlers 108-95. Points: 17 5 times Rebounds: 15 vs. Denver 03/23/08 Assists: 6 @ Philadelphia 03/15/09 Steals: 5 2 times Blocks: 6 vs. Chicago 11/25/07 In January 2009, Moon's wife, gave birth to their first child. NBA.com Profile NBA D-League Profile Eurobasket.com Profile DraftExpress.com Profile Greek League Profile

Miko Virtanen

Miko Aarne Virtanen is a Finnish professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Scottish Championship club Arbroath, on loan from Aberdeen of the Scottish Premiership. Virtanen and his family moved to England when he was 13 years old after impressing Everton during an international youth tournament. On 2 November 2017, it was announced that Virtanen had joined Aberdeen until the end of the season after a successful trial with the club, he said that joining Aberdeen would help him secure his place in the next year's Euro Under-19 finals. On 29 August 2019, Virtanen moved to Arbroath on a season long loan. Virtanen made his debut on 28 September 2019, in a 2-1 away loss against Dundee United in the Scottish Championship. Profile at the Arbroath F. C. website