– A German shepherd named “Rumor” took the title of Best in Show at the 141st
annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show Tuesday night at The Madison Square
Garden.Rumor was close to winning last
year and returned this year before retiring to take the title.Kent Boyles, handler and co-owner from
Edgerton, Wisconsin said, “Rumor is going to head home to retire and be around
the family…puppies will be in her future.”
the final evening there were two filled days of over 2,800 dogs competing for
the preliminary cuts.Tuesday evening
final field before the Best in Show named were:Norwegian Elkhound, Pekingese, Miniature Poodle, Irish Setter, Boxer,
Norwich Terrier, and the champion “Rumor” a German shepherd.
– The 4th Annual Agility competition Masters Agility Championship of
The Westminster Kennel Club was held at Pier 94.“Trick” a border collie won the final evening
competition and claimed the Westminster Kennel Club agility contest.The owner and handler was John Nys of Pascoag,
Rhode Island.Crush, a former shelter
dog took the title for top mixed-breed dog in the competition, owner-handler Aryn
Hervel of American Canyon, California.
Agility course earlier in the day for final elimination had 330 dogs run a course
that was filled with tunnels, hoop, jumps, ramps.The evening finals were narrowed down to 50
from the two run competition earlier in the day.
New York -
The snowstorm that hit the East Coast with a punch did not deter the 14th
Annual New York Pet Fashion Show held at the Historic Hotel Pennsylvania.The annual pet show is held to benefit animal
rescue with some of the proceeds going to benefit the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s
Animals.Nearly 750 were in attendance
for the “Global Couture for Animal Rescue” plus hundreds of beautifully
designed couture designed fury friends. Colorful designs with intricate detail
represented cultures from different countries and the United States.Broadway had a special segment as well as
inclusions to the runway were showcased cats and a couple of rats.
Pet Fashion Show was presented by TropiClean.The Gold Paw Award winners were three from Texas representing Dia de Los
Muertos (Day of the Dead).Their full skeletal
designs were distinctly design from head to toe as they carried their two
Chihuahuas and a Yorkie dressed in full matching outfits. Gregg Oehler is President of Oehler Media and Chairman of the NY Pet Fashion Show.
– Thousands lined the parade route in China Town.The winding route was filled with jubilant families
celebrating The Year of the Rooster.The
parade was filled with colorful floats, firecrackers and vintage cars.The lion dancing was a definite highlight on
the winding route with a well-coordinated team dancing with a head that could
weigh more than 30 pounds and the body following.The lion dance was thought to bring good luck
and was followed by the large sound of cymbals, gong and a drum.
parade route headed down Mott Street and ended at Sara Roosevelt Park. The
tenth in a 12-year cycle in the zodiac Chinese calendar is the Rooster.2017 is the sign of The Rooster signifying “Fortune and Personality.”
– “The NY Pet Fashion Show” is an animal rescue benefit and
a portion of the proceeds will go to benefit the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals (150 Alliance Partners)that
is dedicated to providing a higher quality of life & "Forever
Homes" for companion animals.Hamptons Pet "The Global Luxury Pet
magazine" is one of the media sponsors.
The iconicNew York Pet Fashion Show (NYPFS) kicks off the Westminster
Weekend and NY Fashion Week. The NYPFSis being held at
the Hotel Pennsylvania that
caters to the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show’s participants, attendees
and media from all over the world. The beautiful Penn Top Ballroom
overlooks the city and Madison Square Garden is where the event is being held February
9, 2017 from 6-11 PM.Greg Oehler is
Chairman of NY Pet Fashion Show.Just to
name a few of the participants in the Gold Paw Awards Ceremony:Rachel GrantBond Girl "Die Another Day" Bravo'sTour Group, Naomie
Olindo from Bravo's "Southern Charm"Katie Cleary
Shak-Leventhal (Professional Poker Player), Ashley Bellman from NBC & QVCNicole Patrick Actress, Hamptons Pet magazine TravelEditorLoren Morrissey (Lulu),
and more to be announced.
Las Vegas – SCI known as the Safari Club
International celebrated their 45th anniversary in Las Vegas.Protection of worldwide future hunting
combined with a strong emphasis on the importance of wildlife conservation and
outdoor education.Since 2000 over 60
million dollars has been invested in the conservation, education and
humanitarian services. Annually $4 million is spent on Science-based conservation
through wildlife research.Over 20,000
attended the conference.
Over 50,000 members are involved in 170
chapters across the globe in helping to promote the appreciation of nature and
wildlife so that conservation remain strong while protecting the hunting
heritage.The Mandalay Bay had over
2,000 booth spaces within the one million square foot facility.
– The prestigious 141st Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show introduced
the American hairless terrier, the sloughi and the pumi as the three new breeds
to compete.The announcement was held at
a news conference at Madison Square Gardens.Over 2800 dogs from 202 breeds will compete for top honors of “Best in
Show.”The competition takes place
February 11, 13 and 14th and will also encompass Master’s Agility
Championship, Master's Obedience Championship and a non-competitive “meet the
breeds” with an inclusion of cats.
Miller Bisher, Westminster Club Director of Communications introduced Johnny,
Candy and Rodney; three terriers that are hairless and hypoallergenic.Pumi was introduced next as ZsaZsa and the sloughi
breed with a background that dates back to the BC and bred in North Africa
rounded off the three new qualifying breeds.Respective owners Susan Medhurst and Jodi Kurpeil; Stratford, Virginia,
Nancy Nelson, Norwalk, Connecticut and Julie Tenbesel and Erika Wyatt of Maple
– The annual Travel Show was held at the Jacob K. Javits Center N.Y.C. with 150
countries represented and over 500 exhibitors.Seminars ranging from family travel to culinary tours around the world.
The size of tours ranged from small groups to large tour groups.The exhibit was encompassing a wide variety
of experiences so that the attendees could plan their upcoming adventure or to
add to their bucket-list.Travel Agents
from around the world were presenting information to make travel easy and
friendly with added adventure and mystic.Government passport booths were at the Javits center answering questions
to help make the process easier for the public to attain proper paperwork for
Rick Baron, Director, Worldwide Accounts, Tauck
spoke at the seminar Focus On Luxury and said, “The world is more attainable.”Edie Rodriguez, Chairman and C.E.O., Crystal
Cruises spoke about the their cruises including the first submarine at sea and
how their sensitivity to all their clients requests and needs are at the
forefront.Bruce Poon Tip, founder and
Owner, G Adventures spoke at the Focus On Adventure Travel about how they have
also have been involved in giving back to the world to fight poverty as their
success in Travel market broadens.
– The 112th annual Progressive Insurance New York Boat Show had over
400 boats exhibited at the Jacob K. Javits Center N.Y.C.The styles ranged from the everyday
watercraft to highly designed luxury motor yachts.The New York Boat Show is the world’s first
and longest-running boat show for the public to view.2017 is expected to surpass 2016 sales by a
rise of 10-11 percent from $8.4 billion in 2016.At present 95 percent of boats sold in the
U.S. are American manufactured.
Trends for 2017 are larger and boats with
accessible high technology.Smaller
boats are being efficiently designed with versatility for the upcoming new
younger purchasers. The number of American’s that lives within an hour’s drive
from navigable water is 95 percent.
Vegas – Over 60,000 industrial professionals that represent the concrete and
masonry field gathered at the Las Vegas Convention Center for the first annual
international event of the year dedicated to commercial concrete and masonry.Las Vegas provides the one gathering location
to efficiently learn about the latest technology of products, equipment and be
able to view the products first hand.
equipment was on display ranging from trucks to excavators giving
demonstrations of their capabilities.Seminars went on during the day providing information for all to gain
more percentage of profits and showcase the advancement of the technology for
safety and preciseness to attain a final result.
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.