The infrastructures of today are increasingly being
challenged with the ability of hackers to alter or entirely stop the product
from performing its function.Wind
turbines that use wind for transfer of power to homes and multi-electrical uses
are vulnerable.Increasing the number of
wind power throughout the world has caused concern to the technicians.The question continues on how to keep ahead
of the hacker so that the grid doesn’t get locked down.
Also, as the future of automotive cars becomes
increasingly prevalent for the public to operate hackers are causing continual
challenges for the industry to block the invasion in order protect the
public.Elimination of the vulnerability
as the world becomes more autonomous is keeping many technical people up at
night on how do they keep ahead of the potential attack. The public needs to be
aware of what to do if the “what if” occurs.
awaited solar eclipse for 2017 had millions of people mesmerized.All that traveled miles to a destination to
view were ecstatic with the experience.Not
the entire pathway had clear skies with clouds impacting and creating a unique
effect with small breaks in the sky in some areas but the effect was still ominous.
A one chance in a lifetime to witness
day turn into night for a little over two minutes as the moon blocked the
sun.Temperature dropped, nature became
quiet, Venus, Mercury and bright stars became visible for the brief moments of
this amazing phenomenon.
The corridor of the eclipse followed a pathway
from Oregon to South Carolina with a 70-mile pathway.The United States saw the last total solar
eclipse in 1979 that stretched over only five states in the Northwest
experiencing total darkness.
drones are growing faster in strength and numbers.Training classes are filling up with pilots
that need to and want to know what the FAA rules and restrictions are so that
rules can be maintained.
governmental organizations as well as military usage is increasingly
changing.Farmers throughout the country
have found the advantage of having a drone fly over their crops to see where
issues may be occurring so that they can be proactive.
with the numbers of drones increasing the FAA is monitoring where the impact
areas are being restricted.Aerial
photography for news media, shipping and delivery is increasingly being
explored with drones.Building safety
inspection and many other uses are increasing daily.
Fargo, ND – One of the largest firework shows in the world displayed their
immense amount of power during their final show Friday evening at the Red River
Valley Fair grounds.The stands were
packed by spectators to take in the large display of talent and technique that
the pyrotectic showed.
exact precision of coordination of music as the fireworks went off was done
with perfection and beauty.Participants
came from 50 states and over 30 countries for a weeklong convention that was
filled with seminars.Educational and
scientific techniques were emphasized along with safety.A large number of younger members were
involved in creation of building a display of fireworks that were shown
have been built through the years that enthusiasts have been getting
together.Membership is over 3,500 and
brings a wide range of background experience.Tom Sklebar of the PGI said that, “many of the members donate their
time, talent, skills and we have become like a family.”Members also compete for many categories in
aerial shells, ground displays, proximate shows, Class C extravaganzas and
more.PGI was founded in 1969 and each
year holds the week of seminars and display in different cities throughout the
country; 2018 to be held in Mason City, Iowa.
Lakes, Minnesota – WE Fest brought the last day of a full packed weekend plus
of events at the Soo Pass Ranch to a close with headliner Luke Bryan.The large packed arena of fans were standing
throughout the performance of Bryan and earlier top line artists including
RaeLynn, Kane Brown, Randy Houser, Brett Eldredge and Luke Bryan.
moment Luke Bryan appeared on an elevated stage he had the fans immersed.Bryan’s performance showed he was having fun
and captivated his audience with his top hits from his albums of “Kill the
Lights, Crash My Party, Tailgates & Tanlines and more.”Bryan has received many recognition awards since
2010; most recently 2017 CMT Performance of the Year “Want to Want Me” (with
Lakes, Minnesota – Main Stage performances hit the stage beginning
Thursday.The open grounds with a
combination of reserved seating and general admission area were filled to the
brim with fans ready to hear some of the top performers in Country Music.Brett Young was the opener mid-afternoon and
stage performances continuing through past midnight.
was strong with other performances including Kelsea Ballerini, Alan Jackson and
Lady Antebellum closing the night out.WE Fest extended the evening after the headliner by opening up the Barn
Stage with Michael Ray performing. WE Fest
will have performances Friday and Saturday with headliners of Zac Brown and
Lakes, Minnesota – WE Fest is ready for the large crowd expected for a
continual line-up of performances that will have hit the main stage starting
Thursday through Saturday.Tuesday and
Wednesday will have smaller concerts as the fans get settled in the campgrounds
with their motorhomes and trailers.
Luke Bryan in one of the headliners for the main
stage on Saturday night, Zac Brown Band Friday night headliner and Lady
Antebellum for Thursday evening.Other
main acts amongst others on stage; Michael Ray, Kelsea Ballerini, Alan Jackson,
Logan Brill, Cody Johnson, Eli Young Band, Darius Rucker, RaeLynn, Kane Brown,
Randy Houser, Brett Eldredge
Minnesota – Two-time Grammy Award winner Melissa Etheridge had control of the
huge crowd the minute she stepped on stage at Moondance Jam 26.A delayed start due to a weather-front built
up the excitement of having Etheridge perform so when she walked out with her
band she was totally embraced by all the energy.Etheridge had a strong smoky voice and showcased
her proficient control of the guitar.Etheridge has a unique style of syncopated rhythm within her music that kept
her fans engaged and displayed her talent.Etheridge has maintained her strength as a singer-songwriter, musician
and activist since she came on the scene in 1988.
Etheridge came on to the music scene with her self-titled album and has
released 14 studio albums.The most
recent released album was in 2016 “MEmphis Rock & Soul.”Etheridge has 5 Platinum albums with 3 being
multi-platinum.“Ain’t It Heavy” Nominee/work
Grammy Award for Best Rock Vocal Female Performance in 1993 and “Come to My
Window” in 1995.
Minnesota - Steve Miller Band, Peter Frampton, Live, Melissa Etheridge, Halestorm
& The Pretty Reckless Featured at Moondance Jam 26 Over fifty bands set to
play four stages this Wednesday – Saturday; July 19-22.Moondance is
celebrating 26 years of rock 'n' roll this week at the 300 acre Moondance
Events campground and concert area east of Walker, MN. And they will have
something for every rock fan. Thursday night features some of the top female
voices in rock today topped off with Halestorm with Lzzy Hale and The Pretty
Reckless with Taylor Momsen. Grammy award winner and singer-songwriter legend, Melissa
Etheridge takes the stage on Friday in front of 90s alternative rockers LIVE
who have reunited for a world tour and are celebrating the 25th anniversary of
their debut album Mental Jewelry.
Saturday night will cap off the festival with one of the summer's biggest
classic rock tours, Steve Miller Band and Peter Frampton.Plus bands like Better Than Ezra, Vince Neil
of Motley Crue, Black Stone Cherry, Jack Russell's Great White, Starship
featuring Mickey Thomas and more will be playing throughout the weekend.
"We are so
excited for the gates to open and for our Moondance family to get settled
in," said Moondance owner Kathy Bieloh, "We have such a great variety
of rock music this year and so many fun events in and around the concert area.
Our staff and I can't wait to see everyone again along with all of the new
MN – Moondance Jammin Country Fest completed a successful weekend of nonstop
music by great entertainers.The
evenings were down right cool but the energy of the crowd heated things
up.Thomas Rhett closed out the weekend at
Moondance Jammin Country Fest Saturday evening. Rhett was named Country Music
Artist for 2017 by iHeart Radio Music Awards.Rhett made a definite entrance raised high above the stage for opening
act and great lighting for a dramatic effect.
lineup for Saturday night that kept the crowd on their feet throughout the
evening were LANco, William Michael Morgan and Danielle Bradberry.LANco was the opening act performing their
recent single “Greatest Love Story.”Rounding
off the lineup were William Michael Morgan who just finished his tour with Lee
Brice this spring and Danielle Bradbery from Cypress, Texas who had won season
four of NBC’s “The Voice” in 2013.
Jam is now preparing for the 26th year of Rock from July 20-22. Headliners Halestorm, Live and Steve Miller
Band plus a huge list of other great performers non-stop.
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.