Grand Forks, ND – Rodney
Carrington brought a large crowd of fans to hear his jokes and perform original
music at the Alerus Center.The weather
earlier in the day was hit with snow and high winds that could have been an
easy excuse for fans to just stay home but Carrington’s fans are loyal.Carrington had a strong theme that came from
the personal viewpoint of his life from an early age and carried forward to his
age now.He went non-stop with his
stories and humor with an embracing Mature audience.
Rodney Carrington’s talent carried forward on
the second half by singing with his guitar to his original music.Carrington has a wide range of talent
encompassing the stand-up comedian, actor and country music artist.He has released with major-labeled albums;
six with original music and has starred in “Rodney” sitcom and film 2008 “Beer
for My Horses.”
– Flynn the bichon frise wins the prestigious “Best in Show” at the Westminster
Kennel Club Dog Show Tuesday evening.
Square Garden was packed for the final competition of “Best in Show”.Flynn the bichon frise took the top honors of
being the top dog for the 142nd Westminster Kennel Club Dog
Show.The small powder-puff dog followed
his handler, Bill McFadden flawlessly. Competition was tight and all of the
finalists performed beautifully showing why obtaining this title is so
prestigious and is considered the Olympics of competition for dogs.
were two full days of competition leading up to the final round on Tuesday evening
at the Gardens.The final round was
narrowed down to Biggie a pug, Border collie - Slick, Ty a giant schnauzer,
Sussex spaniel called Bean,Norfolk
terrier named Winston, and regal borzoi-Lucy.
Stenmark from Woodside, California was the judge that chose the winner.
– Fame(US) a black and white border collie won The Westminster Kennel Club
agility championship on Saturday evening at the Piers in New York.Jessica Ajoux is the handler from Sparta, New
Jersey had Fame jumping into her arms as the crowd roared in excitement to
their finish.Fame(US) pronunciation is “famous.”
was added to The Westminster Kennel Club in 2014 that allowed mixed-breed dogs
to enter with 29 competing in this year’s competition with a total of 330
dogs.A full day of competition was held
at the Piers with the finalists ending the evening.Right behind Fame(US) a Chihuahua-terrier
named Jefe was the top agility dog that was a mixed breed.
Monday opens with 2,882 entries for the 142nd
Westminster Kennel Club show at Madison Square Garden.Tuesday evening will feature the finale with
the Top in Show to be announced
– The evening at the historic Hotel Pennsylvania, NYC was fully energized with
creatively designed costumes that celebrities and rescue stars walked down the
runway with their pets and rescue dogs looking for homes.This was the 15th anniversary with
the theme “Country Couture for Animal Rescue.”The New York Pet Fashion Show is the largest pet fashion and animal
rescue benefit in the country.
and true passion illuminated the venue showcasing all involved that work hard for
the cause.The benefit of helping to
save animals lives and benefiting the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals with
150 shelters and rescue groups has increased their presence every year with
Oehler is the Chairman of the event and TropiClean was the presenter of the New
York Pet Fashion Show.The host and MC
was Celebrity Pet Expert Harrison Forbes.The Gold Paw award featured celebrity, TV host and actor Travis Brorsen
for the 2018 “ Humanitarian” award winner.
Vegas, Nevada – Worldwide programs for wildlife came under one location ad over
17,000 attended the Safari Club International (SCI).Six continents were represented by hunting
guides and hunters for the annual Safari Club International.Safari Club foundation invests millions of
dollars in strong educational seminars and wildlife conservation.SCI is a strong advocate in protecting the
freedom to hunt in the United States and internationally.
Club International holds an Auction Program during the convention.The proceeds help promote the mission program
for SCI with hunting advocacy, wildlife conservation and humanitarian services.The Las Vegas Convention Center had nearly
one million square feet with over 2,000 booth spaces for exhibitors for a mix
of gun and products, wildlife art, international travel and more.
City – In advance of the 142nd Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog
Show, to be held February 12-13 at Piers 92/94 and Madison Square Garden, three
breeds representing the dog clubs who were the recipients of the inaugural
Westminster Gives Back Dog Rescue Awards, four Chinese breeds in celebration of
the Chinese New Year, and several Agility competitors were introduced at the
Wyndham New Yorker Hotel, Grand Ballroom.
Back Dog Rescue Award-Winning Breed Clubs:Bearded Collie/English Cocker Spaniel/Great Pyrenees.Chinese Breeds: Shih Tzu/Chinese Crested/Chow Chow/
Dog/Golden Retriever/ Australian Shepherd/ Cavalier King Charles Spaniel/
Meet the Breeds and the 5th Annual Masters Agility Championship at
Westminster will be held on Saturday, February 10 at Piers 92/94.The family friendly event is hosted by The
Westminster Kennel Club, The American Kennel Club (AKC) and The International
Cat Association 9TICA).All Westminster
Week events are presented by Purina Pro Plan.
Las Vegas – Time is closing
in for the largest Wedding and Portrait Photographers Conference in the
country.Over 12,000 attendees have
registered for the four-day conference to learn the latest techniques from top
professionals across the world covering portrait to wedding
photography.Conference and Expo will be
February 24-28 in Las Vegas.WPPI (Wedding Professional
Photographers International) gives opportunity for attendees to network and
learn techniques from the top suppliers and competitors in the industry.The drone industry has invaded society and
competition has become stronger within the photography business.There will be seminars with speakers willing
to share all their expertise on how they have met this challenge head on to
create a successful business.
Vegas, Nevada – Professionals numbering nearly 60,000 from around the world attended
the World of Concrete to get the up to the minute cutting-edge technology with
hands-on demonstrations of the new products that are available.Solutions that are advancing the industry
were displayed at the exhibits and hands on practices taught at the educational
classes. The World of Concrete offered 172 sessions for participants to acquire
training and certification.
1975 the WOC has been the industry’s only commercial concrete-masonry
construction industry that is considered an international event.The Las Vegas Convention Center and several
large lots were filled with displays, equipment and demonstrations.Large concrete pumper trucks, ready mix trucks
featuring the change over to natural gas power, competitions within the masonry
professionals showed their speed and skills and many more engaging activities
were presented every day.
Vegas, Nevada – Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Technology
Association (CTA) discussed with John Zimmer the future of Lyft’s vision. John
Zimmer is Co-Founder and President of Lyft.Gary Shapiro focused the first part of the keynote speech with John Zimmer
with questions on how he built Lyft.The
LIT (Leaders in Technology) dinner addressed 600 policymakers, top technologists
and entrepreneurs.The dinner was held inside the Lafite Ballroom at Wynn in Las Vegas.
visions the growth of Lyft to continue at a phenomenal pace because more people
moving to the cities and giving up the second car.Zimmer spoke about the average car owner uses
their vehicle only four percent of the time with an average American family
spending $9,000 per year on their vehicle including gas and insurance.Lyft is available in 95 percent of the United
States and is expanding to Toronto.Presently there are more than one million rides a day made by Lyft
drivers.Car Seat services will be
expanding for parents riding with babies.
Vegas, Nevada–The world’s largest consumer technology show opened with
exhibitors representing over 47 countries in Las Vegas.The jammed packed conference has been
preparing for over 170,000 in attendance to view more than 3,900
exhibitors.There will be more than 300
events, speakers and demonstrations featuring products of today and the future
over the next four days.
be showcased that can integrate within the family unit as well as business
efficiency and technology for today and the future.Electric vehicles and autonomous cars are
definitely aggressively heading to make their mark for the future.Smart homes filled with all types of features
to make life much easier to ease the pressure from a hard day at work.Health technology with wearable fitness gadgets
to monitor a persons activities and well-being.
formerly known as the International Consumer Electronic Show is presently owned
by CTA – Consumer Technology Association that represents $292 billion U.S. consumer
Washington, D. C. - First week after the Inaugural
has begun with President Donald Trump non-stop with meetings, revisiting
previous executive orders that were implemented during President Obama
term.The whole week will be a reflection
of what to expect for the coming years on a national and international
Nominations are being finalized as well as Press
secretary Sean Spicer held the first full White House briefing on Monday
morning.President Donald Trump signed
three Executive Orders and pulled the US from Trans-Pacific Partnership
(TPP).British Prime Minister Theresa
May will be the first face-to-face meeting with a foreign leader.
New Mexico – Mass Ascension for Flight of the Nations lifted off early
Wednesday morning with nearly 600 balloons.The winds allowed the “box” to form that Albuquerque is so famous for.The higher elevation had stronger winds that
did not allow the competition portion of the balloons to come from outside the
field to complete the task for a second day in a row.America’s Challenge Gas Balloon race launch was
held off for a day because of impending weather that they would encounter as
the winds would float them eastward
MN - Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones rocked the TCF Bank Stadium with over
50,000 fans.The rain stopped minutes
before the Rolling Stones took the stage and fans stood throughout the two hour plus concert absorbing music that the
band has been performing over 53 years.Mick Jagger remains strong with his iconic dance form that everyone has
become accustomed to seeing along with playing the harmonica to “Midnight
Walker, Minnesota – BOSTON
played to a fully packed arena at Moondance Jam 25. The 25th
anniversary for Moondance Jam 25 had a non-stop music festival for the weekend
and is known as one of the top country music festivals. Multi-thousands of fans
came out to hear the top musicians from all over the world. BOSTON’s
performance was cut short because of a huge lightning storm that was passing
through the area after some very hot and humid days.
MN – A temperamental weather pattern gave way to a large double rainbow over
the main arena as Moondance jammin Country Fest was in full swing with a packed
arena of fans.Friday went off like
clockwork with the well-defined organization that Moondance has been noted
for.Entertainers began with Dallas
Smith, Jon Pardi, Rodney Atkins and Justin Moore.Saturday will be filled with performances by
Lost Highway, Sarah Darling, Joe Nichols and Hunter Hayes.