Vegas, Nevada – The 2016 World of Concrete Trade Show held the largest show in
seven years with more than 1500 exhibitors within over 700,000 square feet plus
exterior exhibits with heavy equipment.Attendance registration was 5% over the 56,000 construction professionals
that attended 2015.The World of
Concrete focuses on commercial concrete and masonry industries.The Producer Center was featured with
seminars, technology, demonstrations and a vast array of new products, tools
and heavy equipment for commercial and residential use.
were demonstrated with displays of connecting wirelessly for tools and heavy
equipment.Competitions were taking
place during the trade show with Brothers Scott and Brian Tuttle taking the
first place prize of $120,000 by laying the most bricks during the Spec Mix
Bricklayer 500 World Championship.Las
Vegas weather was cooler than normal temperature but that did not hold the
professionals back from embracing a well-organized informative one of a kind
international event with regards to the concrete and masonry industry.
Vegas, Nevada – Mandalay Bay convention center was the host for the 44th
Annual Safari Club International Convention for over 25,000 people to a
members-only show.Representation from
33 countries with over 1,200 exhibitors filled the hall representing over 34
hunting categories as well as SCI 2016 featuring a fishing village for individuals
to check out different locations to travel to for all types of species across
the world.Waterfowl hunting adventures
were a part of the complete package amongst the organization of the Safari Club
The annual event featured raising multi-millions
of dollars through a silent and live auction. The auction raises over 70% of
the money that goes to conservation effort programs, education for humanitarian
needs and hunter advocacy. Seminars were presented from encouraging women in hunting,
bow hunting and encouraging protection of hunting heritage and wildlife
Vegas - The SHOT Show received high praise this week with a final attendance of
over 64,000 industry professionals and buyers.The National Shooting Sports Foundation’s Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor
Trade Show was filled with 1,600 exhibiting companies, seminars on safety
education and innovative technology.The
SHOT Show is the fifth largest trade show in Las Vegas.
Seals that received the Medal of Honor, Tom Norris and Mike Thornton were
present.Their story “By Honor Bound”
was shared about their lives during the Vietnam War.Ted Rowe received the prestigious NSSF Ken
Sedlecky Award for his years of dedication to protect and preserve hunting and
the shooting sport.Ron Spomer received
the 2016 POMA-NSSF Grits Gresham Shooting Sports Communicator Award.The 2017 SHOT Show is scheduled for Jan.
17-20 at the Sands Expo.
– The 140th Westminster Kennel Club showcased seven new breeds
Thursday at Madison Square Garden.The
new breeds that are eligible for 2016 will make their first appearance at the
prestigious Westminster Kennel Club dog show February 15-16.
different events have drawn entries of 3,000 dogs’ from199 eligible breeds
encompassing the 50 states and 12 foreign countries. The new breeds entering
this year each have their own unique strengths including the Berger Picard
taking instructions in French.The new
breeds include Bergamasco, Berger Picard, Minature American Shepherd and
Spanish Water Dog (Herding Group), Boerboel (Working Group), Cirneco dell’Etna
(Hound Group), Lagotto Romagnolo (Sporting Group).
The Westminster Kennel Club agility competition
and this year adding an obedience event are open to non-purebreds.The agility competition will be held February
Vegas, Nevada – The Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas is hosting the 38th SHOT
Show that draws in 60,000 professionals representing the outdoor and firearms
industry. Buyers represent more than 100 countries including the 50 states with
1,600 companies exhibiting new and innovative products.A New Products Center also has a showcase
section featuring more than 400 new products.
Show is the largest trade show in the world that is not open to the public but
to trade members.The National Sports
Foundation (NSSF) sponsors the large event with products ranging from firearms,
gun safes, ammunition, target shooting, law enforcement products, safety
equipment, hearing and eye protection, game calls, decoys and a huge array of
hunting products. Strength of the show
has increased each year that a waiting list of exhibitors for future shows has
Show is designed with a high level of learning and testing new products as well
as a SHOT Show University where attendees can learn about compliance with
federal regulations and many other educational seminars.
Vegas, Nevada – The comparison of the Consumer Electronic Show to the Superbowl
of the technology world is well placed.The fast changing industry of the automobile was showcased at the
unveiling of the Faraday that is backed by the Chinese.A new manufacturing plant was announced that
is under construction in Las Vegas with a future employment of more than 4,500.
Ford announced its voice-activated speaker Echo
for communication between homes and cars.Ford will be expanding its fleet of cars to 30.Volkswagen in the next decade will produce
the BUDD-e four-wheel drive electric minivan with doors opening by a gesture or
voice control plus more futuristic features.The Mercedes-Benz showed its brand new Touch Pad steering wheel that is
effortless to use when going through menu options for two HD screens.Toyota showcased its push toward hydrogen
Las Vegas, Nevada – Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas had
over 2.47 million square feet of exhibits filled with innovations and
creativity from the most talented people across the world.Attendance breaking record of over 170,000
people with more than 50,000 coming from outside the United States representing
150 countries and 3,800 exhibitors.
Drones were a strong force at the show with displays and
demonstrations.The technology is
changing at such a fast pace as the consumers buy at record-breaking
numbers.Drones promoting delivery of
packages and military/police use were being navigated by the controller’s use
of a cell phone or panel.A futuristic
model that is being developed with an attached camera was a device that when in
motion looked like a regular bird in the sky.Engineers from Israel, China and other worldly locations were on hand
demonstrating.Compliance of new Federal
Aviation Administration (FAA) was discussed during the demonstrations.
Health care awareness was strongly presented with Smart
Bracelets, clothing that read your biometric readings and protected you as you
may tumble during an ordinary life activity or sport.Watches that kept time also had
multi-applications of monitoring the body and mind.
City – The American Museum of Natural History was the host to a sold out
adults-only sleepover.People came as
far away as Australia to take advantage of this unique opportunity to spend the
night in the museum.Over 200 adults
brought their sleeping bags to place on cots for a rest after 2 a.m. in the
Hall of Ocean Life under the 94-foot long blue whale.
toast began the evening with 12th Night Trio performing followed by
dinner in the Powerhouse and music with Elad Kabilio both brought my Music
Talks.All 45 Museum Halls and The Rose
Center for Earth and Space were open for exploration.Throughout the evening there were programs,
tours and live animal presentations plus the Space Show: Dark Universe.Winter Wonderland Jazz Show with featuring
Broadway Star Daniel Reichard performed in the Theodore Roosevelt Rotunda
surrounded with dinosaurs.
The evening was filled to brim with activities
for everyone to find something that was of personal interest.Lights dimmed at 2 a.m. but several people
took advantage of staying up later in the Lunar Lounge and a continental
breakfast served at 7 a.m.
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.