ND – Donald Trump closed out the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference at a
fully packed Bismarck Event Center with more than 7,500 devoted supporters
embracing his message on energy, environment and second amendment.Earlier Trump held a press conference with
North Dakota delegates standing behind him and thanked them for placing him
over the top to secure the Republican nominee.“Today we hit the 1,237 delegates ……North Dakota, you brought us over
the line” Trump said.
Trump said he was in favor of the Keystone XL pipeline and would approve if
elected causing a reversal of President Barack Obama.Trump said he would push to make American
energy independent and stated “imagine a world that the cartels could not use
energy as a weapon.”Trump also said, “I
want the pipeline built, but I want a piece of the profits.”“Were going to make America rich again.” Regulations
needed to be reduced according to Trump because the regulations were killing
the fossil fuel industry and job creation.“Under my presidency, we will become completely energy independent,”
Trump said as the audience cheered.
U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D. and Harold Hamm,
CEO Continental Resources introduced Donald Trump at the Bismarck Event Center.
Fargo, ND - Bill Clinton, Former
President (42d President), stopped in Fargo to campaign for his wife Hillary
Clinton.Clinton said he was glad to be
back in North Dakota.Clinton made a
shout out to NFL draft pick Carson Wentz to the Eagles and the North Dakota State
University Bison as the fifth national champions.Bill Clinton said that his son-in-law is a
big Philadelphia Eagles fan.
Throughout Clinton's speech, he
talked about how his wife Hillary was the best qualified candidate to deal with
the issues of inequality, economy and gridlock in Washington D.C. Clinton
went on to say that “Hillary Clinton knows how to tackle the issues by finding
solutions. She is a "doer".
Rheault Farm had about 500 people
outdoors to receive Bill Clinton as the weather was cooperating.Clinton spent some time afterwards with the
crowd shaking hands and taking pictures before heading out to the next stop. .
. Billings, Montana.
ND – Senator Bernie Sanders packed the Ramada Inn & Suites in Fargo to an
energetic crowd that came to embrace Sanders message, “A Future to Believe
In.”Over 1800 people were able to get
inside after waiting outside in the cold since 6 in the morning.The 200 that were not able to get in during the
main event were given a surprise with Sanders stepping outside afterwards and
thanking them for staying and supporting him.
spoke about the need for raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour so that
American workers don’t have to live in poverty.The need of a free college education and existing loans that students
have presently being allowed to refinance and capture a lower interest
rate.Health Care and Social Security needing
to be improved as well as updating the infrastructures throughout the country.
Dakota’s voting is June 7th and Bernie Sanders stressed the
importance that the masses get out and vote to help him win the upcoming
caucus.Ed Schultz, Fargo’s own native
and former talk show host introduced Sanders.The majority of the people in attendance were younger and Sanders
pointed out the strength and involvement of the younger groups supporting his
Minnesota – People around the world were shocked to hear that Prince had
died.A continual line of people have
been coming out to Paisley Park compound to pay their respects and leave
memorials along the fenced area.Thousands filled the streets outside the nightclub Thursday night in
front of First Avenue.First Avenue was
where Prince filmed “Purple Rain.” Dan
Lacey, known as The Painter of Pancakes was placing the finishing touches to a
painting of Prince that he had started earlier in the day under one of the
trees lining the compound.A number of
families brought their children and left flowers, notes and art work as a
had a medical emergency a week before his death and had to force his private
jet to divert and land in Illinois for treatment.Thursday morning Price was discovered
non-responsive in the elevator at Paisley Park compound and died shortly after
the emergency team arrived.An autopsy
has been performed and details will be known within a few days to a couple of
Rogers Nelson left a legacy that will last forever with 7 Grammys, sold over
100 million records.The song Purple
Rain in 1985 won the Academy Award for Best Original Song Score and Prince gave
one of the greatest live performances at the Super Bowl 2007.At the age of 19 Prince released his first
album in 1978, “For You.”
New York –
Tuesday was a strong show for Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in the New York
primary.The polls closed with an
immediate defining strength of Donald Trump taking command of the New York
primary.Trump captured the majority
delegate votes of 95 with Ted Cruz with no delegates and Gov. John Kasich of
Ohio picking up only a couple delegates.Hillary Clinton walked away with a strong win over Senator Bernie
Sanders.Mrs. Clinton said, “Today, you
proved once again, there’s no place like home.”Mrs. Clinton won easily with black and Hispanic voters in New York City
and the boroughs over Mr. Sanders.
Trump gave a victory speech in the Trump Tower lobby.Trump’s remarks were toned down and referred
to Ted Cruz as “senator” instead of the normal name of “Lyin” Ted. Hillary Clinton gave her victory speech at the
Sheraton Hotel in midtown New York City.Both Donald Trump and Mrs. Clinton will be focused on the next presidential
races on the East Coast:Delaware,
Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Rhode Island.
– Hillary Clinton’s supporters wrapped around the blocks of the Apollo Theater
as they waited to get in to hear her speak.The US representative for Harlem’s congressional district Charles Rangel
walked across the stage before the introductions began for Ms. Clinton.Renee Elise Goldsberry, the star for the
musical “Hamilton” on Broadway, sang the national anthem.Chuck Schumer brought Hillary Clinton out and
gave the introduction to an enthusiastic crowd of supporters.
Clinton spoke about equal pay, how she fought for benefits for the 9/11 Ground
Zero workers, gun lobby and listening to the voices of the people.“We need to have a woman president.Vote for me at the primary April 19th.”Ms. Hillary spoke about having nearly nine
million votes, one million more that Donald Trump.Ms. Hillary said, “I’m not taking anything or
anyone for granted.”
- The MAZDA MX-5 was named the 2016 World Car Design of the Year (Finalists
Jaguar XE, Mazda CX-3) and also named the 2016 World Car of the Year (Finalists
Audi A4 Sedan, Mercedes-Benz GLC).Masahiro Moro, president and CEO, Mazda North
American Operations and Managing Executive Officer, Mazda Motor Corporation
accepted the award on behalf of the company saying, “This is a wonderful honor
and I accept the award on behalf of all the Mazda employees…..”The MX-5 roadster is approaching one million
units of production.
2016 World Luxury Car of the Year Award was BMW
7 Series (Finalists Audi Q7, Volvo XC90), 2016 World Performance Car of the Year
Award was Audi R8 Coupe Honda Civic Type R, Mercedes-AMG C 63 Coupe), 2016
World Green Car of the Year winner: Toyota Mirai. (Finalists Chevrolet Volt,
World Car Awards are made up of 73 distinctive automotive journalists from all
parts of the world.The winners were
presented the awards at a press conference sponsored by Bridgestone
Corporation, the world’s largest rubber and tire company.
York’s Javits Center is the focus of attention when it comes to innovation and
technology for the premiering of the latest new cars and trucks.The New York International Auto Show is encompassing
1,000 vehicles for an expected million people that are anticipated to view the
show through April 3rd.
– Fifth Avenue was packed with over 550,000 fans celebrating St. Patrick’s
Day.The field of green was strengthened
in vibrancy by 200,000 marchers with bagpipes, bands, police, fire department,
many schools and other organizations.The largest St. Patrick’s parade dating all the way back to 1762 for the
first time allowed the LGBT to march under their own banner in the nation’s
oldest Saint Patrick Day parade.Mayor
Bill de Blasio who removed his boycott that he held strong on until the ban was
lifted after being inaugurated joined the Lavender and Green Alliance founder
Brendan Fay for the LGBT banner.
Former U.S. Senator George Mitchell of Maine was
the Grand Marshal of the Saint Patrick’s parade.This is the year of the centennial of
Ireland’s Easter Rising against British rule and the former Senator Mitchell
helped to negotiate the peace accord for Northern Ireland.His Eminence Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan,
Archdiocese of New York greeted dignitaries and mingled among the marchers in
front of the Saint Patrick’s Cathedral Church.Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan was the Grand Marshal of the Saint Patrick’s
Day Parade in 2015.
Vegas – The MGM Grand conference center was intense with new innovations, ideas
and excitement in both the Grand Ballroom and Marquee Ballroom for the
continual positive enhancement of creativity for wedding and portrait photographers
of all levels of experience.
for the Honors of Excellence was presented on the final evening after a widely
attended conference of Wedding & Portrait Photography (WPPI).Close to 14,000 attended the largest WPPI
convention in North America for photographers and filmmakers specializing in
portrait and weddings.The conference
had 300 exhibitors showcasing their products and services as well as
educational seminars throughout the week.
Winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award at the
Honors of Excellence Awards was Skip Cohen.Vicky Papas Vergara, received the Bill Hurter Excellence Award.Caitlin and Jeff Lazo received the
WPPI/Rangefinder Humanitarian Award.
Nevada – South Point Arena was over-flowing with supporters for GOP
Presidential candidate Donald Trump.The
overflowing crowd was ecstatic as Trump entered the arena and approached the
podium to get his message out. Trump is the frontrunner in Nevada with the
caucus Tuesday night and is expected to win by a wide margin.The message was straightforward with no
holding back on his plans and aggressive changes for the country.Trump told his supporters, “Get out and vote,
the fourth state for voting of the GOP with 30 delegates up for grabs.Trump has won the primaries in New Hampshire
and South Carolina with Ted Cruz winning the Iowa Republican caucuses.The Republican rivals are in Nevada and are strongly
campaigning against Donald J. Trump.Momentum is strong in the state of Nevada where Trump has a high
business presence.Within the next few
weeks dozen of states will be placing their votes and the intensity will
continue to get stronger between Trump and his rivals.
ND - The Blue Angels gave an unbelievable performance as they are noted for to
a record-breaking crowd.Weather was hot
by the end show on Sunday without a cloud in the sky.History was made this year when the Blue
Angels took flight with the first time having a woman in the cockpit.U.S. Marine Corps Captain Katie Higgins was
the first female pilot in a 69-year history. The U.S. Navy Blue Angels flew Boeing F/A 18
Hornet fighter jets.The Blue Angels are
the national first oldest flight team and world wide the second oldest flight
New Mexico – Monday was the third day that the International Balloon Fiesta
gave a go to the mass ascension.The sky
was cloudy but the winds were right to be given the green light to ascend.Cliff Keller was the pilot of balloon “Lily” and
lifted off on the second wave thinking at first the flight might be short but
lasted way over an hour with a great landing that encompassed his thirty plus
years of experience and teamwork with his wife Jude.The Chase Crew was made of members that have been with the Keller's for years creating lasting friendships and trust.
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
City - The Red Carpet was lined with celebrities before Radio City Music Hall
opened up a seven-week performance.New
York Spring Spectacular takes audiences on a whirlwind adventure across New
York City while telling an inspiring and hopeful narrative about New Yorkers
who change each other’s lives in unexpectedly wonderful ways. Tony
Award-winner Laura Benanti, Emmy Award-winner and current pro on Dancing With
the Stars, Derek Hough; Lenny Wolpe; Jared Grimes and the Rockettes will be
joined by co-creative directors Diane Paulus and Randy Weiner on the red
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.
New York – President Obama landed in New York on Air
Force One and was immediately greeted by a small group of people before
boarding Marine One to attend two fundraisers.Along the route Obama made a brief stop at a Gap store to shop for his
wife, Michelle and daughters Malia and Sasha.Gap Inc. is a business that responded to Obama’s request at the State of
the Union address to increase wages.