Jordan River

The Jordan River or River Jordan known as Nahr Al Sharieat, is a 251-kilometre-long river in the Middle East that flows north to south through the Sea of Galilee and on to the Dead Sea. Jordan and the Golan Heights border the river to the east, while the West Bank and Israel lie to its west. Both Jordan and the West Bank take their names from the river; the river holds major significance in Judaism and Christianity since the Bible says that the Israelites crossed it into the Promised Land and that Jesus of Nazareth was baptized by John the Baptist in it. The Jordan River has an upper course from its sources to the Sea of Galilee, a lower course south of the Sea of Galilee down to the Dead Sea. In traditional terminology, the upper course is referred to as passing through the "Hula Valley", as opposed to "Upper Jordan Valley". Over its upper course, fed by the Hasbani River in Banias and Dan, the river drops in a 75-kilometre run to the once large and swampy Lake Hula, above sea level. Exiting the now much-diminished lake, it goes through an steeper drop over the 25 kilometres down to the Sea of Galilee, which it enters at its northern end.

The Jordan deposits much of the silt it is carrying within the lake, which it leaves again near its southern tip. At that point, the river is situated about 210 metres below sea level; the last 120-kilometre -long section follows what is termed the "Jordan Valley", which has less gradient so that the river meanders before entering the Dead Sea, a terminal lake about 422 metres below sea level with no outlet. Two major tributaries enter from the east during this last section: the Yarmouk River and Zarqa River, its section north of the Sea of Galilee is within the boundaries of Israel and forms the western boundary of the Golan Heights. South of the lake, it forms the border between the Kingdom of Jordan, Israel; the streams coming together to create the River Jordan in its upper basin are, west to east: Iyyon, Arabic name: دردره Dardara for the uppermost course and براغيث Bareighith for the rest of its course, a stream which flows from Merj'Ayun area in southern Lebanon. Hasbani, a stream which flows from the north-western foot of Mount Hermon in Lebanon.

Dan, a stream whose source is at the base of Mount Hermon. Banias, a stream arising from a spring at Banias at the foot of Mount Hermon. South of the Sea of Galilee the Jordan River receives the waters of further tributaries, the main ones being Yarmouk ZarqaSmaller tributaries in this segment are Wadi al-Far'a Wadi Qelt While several hypotheses for the origin of the river's name have been proposed, the most accepted is that it comes from Semitic Yard|on'flow down' <√ירד reflecting the river's declivity. Cognates of the word are found in Aramaic and other Semitic languages; the first recorded use of the name appears as Yārdon in Anastasi I, an ancient Egyptian papyrus that dates to the time of Rameses II. Early Arab chronicles referred to the river as Al-Urdunn. After the Crusades, the Arabic name Nahr Al Sharieat "the watering place" began to be used, was recorded by medieval geographers such as Abu'l-Fida and Al-Dimashqi; the name was shown in various forms on most notable 19th century maps of the region, was described by Edward Robinson in his Biblical Researches in Palestine.

Although historical sources do not appear to make this distinction, it is described in some modern sources as the name for the part of the river before it flows into Lake Tiberias. In the 19th century the River Jordan and the Dead Sea were explored by boat by Christopher Costigan in 1835, Thomas Howard Molyneux in 1847, William Francis Lynch in 1848, John MacGregor in 1869; the full text of W. F. Lynch's 1849 book Narrative of the United States' Expedition to the River Jordan and the Dead Sea is available online. In 1964, Israel began operating a pumping station that diverts water from the Sea of Galilee to the National Water Carrier. In 1964, Jordan constructed a channel that diverted water from the Yarmouk River, a main tributary of the Jordan River, to the East Ghor Canal. Syria has built reservoirs that catch the Yarmouk's waters. Environmentalists blame Israel and Syria for extensive damage to the Jordan River ecosystem. In modern times, the waters are 70% to 90% used for human purposes and the flow is reduced.

Because of this and the high evaporation rate of the Dead Sea, as well as industrial extraction of salts through evaporation ponds, the Dead Sea is shrinking. The flow rate of the Jordan River once was 1.3 billion cubic metres per year. A small section of the northernmost portion of the Lower Jordan, the first ca. 3-kilometre below the Sea of Galilee, has been kept pristine for local tourism. Most polluted is the 100-kilometre downstream stretch—a meandering stream from above the confluence with the Yarmouk to the Dead Sea. Environmentalists say the practice of letting sewage and brackish water flow into the river has destroyed its ecosystem. Re

The Best of Patrick Street

The Best of Patrick Street is the first compilation album by Patrick Street, released in 1995 on the NECTAR label. All tracks are re-releases from the following albums: Patrick Street –, No. 2 Patrick Street –, Irish Times – and All in Good Time –. Andy Irvine sings all of the eight songs compiled on this album. "Patrick Street"/"The Carraroe Jig" – – 4:07 "Dennis Murphy's Reel"/"The Bag of Spuds"/"MacFarley's Reel" – – 4:35 "Facing The Chair" Published by Andy Irvine – – 5:16 "Brian O'Lynn"/"The Woods of Old Limerick" – – 3:19 "The Shores Of Lough Gowna"/"Contentment Is Wealth"/"Have A Drink On Me" – – 5:02 "A Prince Among Men" Published by Andy Irvine – – 4:26 "Carherlistrane Jig"/"Gallowglass Jig"/"Kanturk Jig" Copyright Control – – 3:32 "Forgotten Hero" Published by Andy Irvine – – 6:10 "Frank Quinn's Reel"/"Lad O'Beirne's"/"Murphy's Reel" – – 4:06 "Music For A Found Harmonium" Published by Penguin Records – – 2:44 "The Holy Ground" Published by Gerry O'Beirne – – 5:39 "Hard By Seifin" / "Woodcock Hill" – – 3:27 "The Mouth of the Tobique"/"Billy Wilson" – – 3:02 "William Taylor" – – 3:08 "Mrs O'Sullivan's Jig"/"Caliope House" Copyright Control – – 3:33 "The Newmarket Polkas" – – 3:36 "Lintheads:" – – 7:43 "The Pride Of The Springfield Road" "Lawrence Common" "Goodbye Monday Blues" "Sweeney's Reel" Copyright Control – – 2:52 Andy Irvine - vocals, bouzouki Kevin Burke - fiddle Jackie Daly - accordion Arty McGlynn - guitar James Kelly - fiddle Bill Whelan - keyboards Declan Masterson - uilleann pipes Gerry O'Beirne - guitar The Best of Patrick Street at Allmusic website Retrieved on 16 March 2015.

The Best of Patrick Street at MusicBrainz website Retrieved on 16 March 2015. Patrick Street at Adastra website Retrieved on 16 March 2015

Interspecies Reviewers

Interspecies Reviewers is a Japanese sex comedy manga series written by Amahara and illustrated by masha. It has been serialized through Nico Nico Seiga's manga website Dragon Dragon Age since August 2016 and since collected in four tankōbon volumes published by Kadokawa; the series is licensed in English by Yen Press. A 12-episode television anime adaptation produced by Passione premiered on January 11, 2020. In a world where many different humanoid species exist and prostitution is legal, there exists various brothels for each kind of species run by "succu-girls", who have succubus blood running through them; as each species has different opinions on how each succu-girl works for them, various brothel visitors have become reviewers, rating their experiences with various succu-girls and posting them in the local tavern. The series centers on a human named Stunk, an elf named Zel, an angel named Crimvael. Stunk Voiced by: Junji Majima A male human adventurer and one of the reviewers, he values appearance.

Zel Voiced by: Yūsuke Kobayashi A male elf adventurer and one of the reviewers. He values succu-girls. Crimvael Voiced by: Miyu Tomita An angel with a broken halo, rescued by Stunk and Zel and works at the Ale & Eats. Although Crimvael possess both male and female genitalia, he chooses to identify as a male in order to avoid unwanted attention from Stunk and Zel. He's somewhat embarrassed by the fact that he is by far the largest among them, as discovered at the fairy brothel, where each girl has limits on what size she can handle and he's the only one too large for anyone. Kanchal Voiced by: Kaede Yuasa A male halfling reviewer. Bruise Voiced by: Kenji Hamada A wolfman reviewer. Samturn Voiced by: Yuuki Inoue A demon reviewer. Narugami Voiced by: Kengo Kawanishi A lamia reviewer. Lulu Voiced by: Ayaka Nanase An honorary fairy reviewer. Delibel A vampire reviewer. Elma Voiced by: Momoyo Koyama A female elf prostitute, she is looked down upon by non-human species for being over 500 years old. Mitsue Voiced by: Kyō Yaoya A middle-aged female human prostitute.

Despite her physical appearance, she is a favorite of Zel due to her high quality of mana. Mii Voiced by: Carin Isobe A catgirl prostitute. Okpa Voiced by: Mari Hino A prostitute with tentacles. Eldry Voiced by: Rei Matsuzaki A birdmaid prostitute. Aloe Voiced by: Yōko Hikasa A fairy madam. Milky Voiced by: Yuri Katō A female minotaur prostitute with tan skin. Ginny Voiced by: Yuka Nukui A female minotaur prostitute with green eyes. Elza Voiced by: Makoto Koichi A hyena girl prostitute. Piltia Voiced by: Shiori Izawa A female halfling prostitute. Roana Voiced by: Takako Tanaka A female elf prostitute. Tiaplate Voiced by: Natsumi Takamori A female fire spirit prostitute. Meidri Voiced by: M. A. O. Interspecies Reviewers is a manga series illustrated by masha; the first chapter was launched on July 7, 2016 as a special one-shot in Fujimi Shobo's shōnen magazine Monthly Dragon Age. Amahara had drawn a similar 18+ comic series entitled Ishufūzoku Kurosu Rebyū on Pixiv beginning in September 2014; as of January 2020, the manga has been collected in four tankōbon volumes published by Kadokawa.

A manga anthology, titled Interspecies Reviewers Comic Anthology: Darkness was released on January 9, 2020. The manga is licensed in North America by Yen Press, which announced an English paperback release at Sakura-Con on March 31, 2018. A light novel adaptation entitled Interspecies Reviewers: Ecstacy Days was published by Kadokawa on December 7, 2018, it was written by Tetsu Habara and illustrated by W18. A sequel, Interspecies Reviewers: Marionette Crisis, was published on January 9, 2020; the novels are licensed in North America by Yen Press. On June 28, 2019, Kadokawa announced that the manga would receive a television anime adaptation produced by Passione; the 12-episode series was directed by Yuki Ogawa and written by Kazuyuki Fudeyasu, with character designs by Makoto Uno and music composed by Kotone Uchihigashi. Junji Majima, Yūsuke Kobayashi, Miyu Tomita performed the opening theme song "Ikōze☆Paradise" and the ending theme "Hanabira Ondo"; the series premiered on AT-X on January 11, 2020, with a censored version airing on Tokyo MX, BS11, KBS, SUN.

In February 2020, Tokyo MX cancelled its broadcast due to "changes in circumstances within ", while SUN cancelled future airings of the series at the behest of channel company's management. It began airing on GBS on February 28, 2020 and will begin airing on BBC from March 7, 2020; the anime was licensed in North America by Funimation, which simulcast the first three censored episodes with English subtitles and released a dubbed version of the first episode. However, the company removed the series from its online streaming platform on January 31, stating th