Vegas – Dr. Mehmet Cengiz Oz known as Dr. Oz to the world was a headline
speaker at the Digital Health conference at the CES show.The topic of “Confronting the Sleep Epidemic
Head-On” released the largest study ever done at the CES conference in Las
20,000 participants encompassing 1.5 million nights of sleep were involved in
the study that was developed by ResMed and “The Dr. Oz Show.”New insight from this study showed that 79%
of people get less than the recommended seven hours of sleep.America’s SleepScore was 77 out of 100 and
that 30% have a SleepScore of 55 or less.Many statistics that were unveiled at the CES show were discussed with
Dr. Oz at the head of a panel of Doctors and researchers.
has become a household name for “The Dr. Oz Show” and is strongly known in the
field of heart surgery, advocate of health care policy as well as a Professor
of Surgery at Columbia University.Dr.
Oz has authored a large number of publications that are published throughout
the world.He has undergraduate degree
from Harvard University and MD from University of Pennsylvania School of
Medicine as well as MBA at Wharton Business School.
Vegas – Mark Fields, Ford President and CEO presented the strong innovative
plans that Ford has projected by 2021.Ford Smart Mobility plan will boost the company to the next level with
autonomous vehicles with extensive connectivity and mobility.Mark Fields said “ ...ultimately, we are
going to change the way the world moves just as our founder Henry Ford did 111
experiments have been launched in 25 global locations.These locations include eight in North
America, nine in Europe and Africa, as well as others in Asia and South America.Vehicles for the future will be able to
communicate with one another to help in control of traffic congestion, safety
features, monitoring of air quality and many other challenges that will face
the increasing population of the world.Ford showcased the SYNC 3 technology with all the new entertainment and communication
system with driver commands.
Leaders in Technology (LIT) dinner was attended by 590 influential leaders in
the industry, executive-level government and policy makers.Gary Shapiro is President and CEO of the
Consumer Technology Association (CTA). Dinner sponsored by Deloitte.
New York, NY - More
than 3,200 dogs, including 90 Golden Retrievers, will descend on
Manhattan during Westminster Week 2017. Appearing at the 141st Annual
Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, on February 13-14,
will be 2,798 dogs and 87 junior handlers. The 4th Annual Masters
Agility Championship at Westminster on February 11, 330 dogs followed by 23 dogs at the 2nd Annual Masters Obedience
Championship at Westminster on Feb. 13.
entered among the 200 breeds and varieties at the dog show are the
Golden Retrievers (65), followed by Labrador Retrievers (46) French
Bulldogs (46), Whippets (45), Yorkshire Terriers (38), and Australian Shepherds (38). These
breeds are joined by three debut breeds at Westminster - the Sloughi
(3), Pumi (7) and American Hairless Terrier (14). Golden Retrievers (8)
are the largest obedience competition entry and the fourth most-entered
breed (17) in Agility behind Border Collies (53), Shetland Sheepdogs (42) and Papillons (21). New Yorkers entered the most dogs (260) at the dog show. But New Jersey
dogs (94) top the agility competition as well as the obedience
competition (4) and are the fourth most entered (188) at the dog show.
The farthest dog show competitor entered hails from China.
On Saturday, February 11, the Meet
& Compete event featuring the 8th AKC Meet the Breeds® and the
Masters Agility Championship at Westminster will be held. This joint
effort between The Westminster Kennel Club and the American Kennel Club
provides an opportunity for people to interact with more than 100 breeds
and learn about responsible dog ownership. New in 2017, AKC Meet the
Breeds is bringing cats to the dog show. Televised since 1948, Westminster will once again be America's most watched live
broadcast of a dog show. New this year, dog lovers can tune into FS1 for
live Group and Best in Show coverage Monday and Tuesday night from 8
p.m. to 11 p.m. ET at Madison Square Garden and Nat Geo WILD for
selected live breed coverage Monday and Tuesday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
from Piers 92/94. For
information on tickets, broadcast schedule, and live streaming video
visit westminsterkennelclub.org. All Westminster Week events are
presented by Purina Pro Plan.
- Times Square was filled with approximately two million revelers.A large presence of security was throughout
the celebration with all New York City departments involved in some way to
maintain safety for all that came out.Mariah Carey was the headliner and held her head up high even with all
the malfunctions that occurred when trying to perform.Carey summed it up with “I’m trying to be a
good sport.”Performers that were on
stage for “Rockin Eve” include Gloria Estefan, Joe Jonas with DNCE, country
singer Thomas Rhett and many others.The other performances went throughout the evening without an issue as the
countdown proceeded to welcome in the New Year.
Square was kept at a high level of protection with 7000 police, heavy weapon
officers and aerial coverage.65
Sanitation trucks were filled with sand and lined the perimeter plus 100
blocker vehicles.Video monitors were in
place throughout Times Square as the Waterford Crystal Ball dropped at midnight.The Ball for 2017 New Year’s Eve was
signifying the gift of kindness with 288 new crystals weighing nearly six tons,
32,000 LED lights for glowing.The descent
was 141 feet and this all began back with the first drop in 1907.By 8 a.m. the area was cleaned up with over
44 tons of debris.
NYC – The
rain and heavy mist did not hold back thousands from viewing the lighting of
the 84th Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting.New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, Tishman
Speyer CEO Rob Speyer,Tishman Speyer Chairman Jerry Speyer, Alec Baldwin and
Kate McKinnon hit the button to light the tree at 8:55 P.M.The tradition for 84 years signifying the
start of the holiday season in New York City.
Norway Spruce tree was lit with more than 50,000 multi-colored, LEDs on approximately
5 miles of wire.The Spruce came from
Oneonta, New York and was donated by Angie and Graig Eichler. 2016 marks the 13th
year the Swarovski Star will adorn the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree.
Hosts were Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, Al
Roker and Hoda Koth.Performers included
Dolly Parton, Garth Brooks & Trisha Yearwood, Neil Diamond, The Roots
featuring Anthony Hamilton & The Hamiltones, Josh Groban, Sarah McLachlan,
Jordan Smith, Pentatonix, Tori Kelly, and The Radio City Rockettes
The parade route was lined with over 2.5 million viewers ranging from wide-eyed
children to adults embracing the nostalgic iconic Macy’s Thanksgiving Day
Parade that has been signified for the last 90 years.During World War II there was a break in
accumulative straight lineage number of years when material products were hard
to acquire and then began counting again after that period.
parade encompassed 16 character balloons, 27 novelty/ornament balloons, over a
thousand clowns, 26 floats, 16 marching bands and more made the complete 2.5-mile
security was visibly present with more than 80 sand-filled sanitation trucks
blocking intersections, added helicopters, bomb-sniffing dogs and officers with
assault rifles. A successful parade was completed with Santa wishing everyone a
New Mexico – The green light was given for the balloons that were entered in
the competition to drive off the field to an exterior location and get ready
for the final radio transmission to go.Gauging the upper level wind direction to approach the competition field
is something that pilots can only anticipate from the ground.Once the pilots are up in the air there is
the continual movement of an up and down pattern to reach the field and hover
over the target.If the pilot is not
able to reach the field target he or she will proceed to continue in flight to
reach the precision of a beautiful flight and a safe landing.
Frank Hunter flew “Aimless Drifter” with perfection
and just edged north of the Albuquerque field target.The “box” that Albuquerque is known for was
rather soft pushing a lot of the balloons to the north of the competition
drop.Hunter achieved a flawless landing
on side of a main road close to the Tram exit. Flight and landing were perfect on what turned
out to be a beautiful day.The crew that
consisted of Frank Hunter’s friends and family arrived within moments of the
landing.Packing up the balloon Hunter
and the crew headed back to the field to set up grilling and share food and
time with numerous other pilots that flew in the morning.Robert Browman and Nicole from the
Albuquerque Journal were in the area and covered the precise landing of Pilot
Frank Hunter. Check out their video.
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.