Friday, July 28, 2006

Where New York City gets its water from.

The Ashokan Reservoir is a source of drinking water for residents of New York City

Roger M. Christian at 27/07/06 4:36 PM Comments (0)


The Ashokan Reservoir is a source of drinking water for residents of New York City.
AP/WWP Photo by Jim McKnight

The United States is engaged in international assistance programs that aim to provide individuals with cleaner drinking water and, by so doing, improve health. These efforts strive to involve local communities in making decisions about their water use, promoting democracy, and improving environmental resource management at the same time.

Jonathan A. Margolis is special representative for sustainable development at the U.S. Department of State.

Jazz in " The Big Apple ."

JVC began its jazz festival sponsorship in 1984.

In its inaugural year, JVC sponsored festivals in Bad Segeburg, Germany, Nice, France, London, England and of course the legendary Newport Jazz Festival which was rechristened the JVC Jazz Festival Newport. Over the past 20 years, the JVC Jazz Festivals have been held all over the world and have presented over 47,000 individual musicians including some of the most legendary performers of the 20th century.

These names include:

Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Ray Charles Wayne Shorter, B.B. King, Chuck Berry, Nancy Wilson, McCoy Tyner, Wynton Marsalis, Dianne Reeves, Oscar Peterson, Herbie Hancock, Ornette Coleman, David Sanborn, Sonny Rollins, Diana Krall, Earth, Wind & Fire, Cassandra Wilson, Chick Corea, Sting and many more.

Today, the JVC Jazz Festival continues to produce thriving live music events that maintain the musical heritage of jazz and presents many of the new directions in which jazz is headed in the 21 st century. JVC Jazz Festivals are currently held in the most exquisite concert halls, scenic outdoor venues and hippest clubs in cities all around the globe including New York, Miami Beach, Los Angeles, Chicago, Paris, Den Hague, Warsaw and Tokyo.

Monday, July 24, 2006

New York City ( A Poem )

At Ground Zero

Matthew Lee, 11/7/01

We who fluctuate between the weather and Dow Jones We who pull democracy's lever while holding our noses We still drawn to the cold beer and hair-trigger Jeremiads Neither cops nor tourists, we ghoulishly peruse the ruins--
A million vagabond minds blown like leaves down Wall Street Wooden-teethed nation-builders rant on marble stairs We calculate the cubic feet of terrorists' self-expression Seek to secede from a band of mud hut video gamers--
In whose name does this aluminum powder burn? Who counts white powder grains and proclaims their origin? News anchors parse the tyrant's indictment Today's accuser tomorrow sees his assets froze--
While warrantless searches replicate Pawnshops of Columbus relentlessly pounded By corn-fed special agents, with vacuum and badge They siphon our minds, cleansing all treasonous doubts...
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