Tropical Depression Harvey weakened as it moved inland over Louisiana on Thursday, leaving behind record flooding that drove tens of thousands from their homes in Texas, with the death toll rising as bodies were found in receding waters.
The Oscars may be seven months away, but speculation over which big names might take home the Academy’s coveted gold statuettes begins in earnest on 30 August with the opening of the Venice film festival. Once seen as a waning force in the film industry calendar, the world’s oldest film festival has regained its status as a kingmaker for award-season hopefuls, with a record of launching films that have gone on to enjoy success at the Academy Awards, including two recent best picture winners in Spotlight and Gravity,and the film that took home the highest number of Oscars this year, La La Land.
Nathan Blecharczyk was disrupting business models before the term was popular. The co-founder of Airbnb started coding at the age of 12 and launched an online marketing business while in high school with clients in over 20 countries.
September will be a nervous month in Eastern Europe. On September 14, Russia will unleash what may be its largest military exercise since the Cold War. In Poland, Ukraine, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and elsewhere, officials are openly concerned that the “Zapad (‘West’) 2017” drills near their borders will be used as cover for a military attack.