Have a great Monday, everyone! How best to start a new work week? With a yummy breakfast, good coffee and, naturally, in the company of our Early Bird, who knows what's going on at home and in the world!
The popular Open House Prague festival starts tomorrow! This year, its motto is "Architecture for Everyone". In the week from September 1, the festival will offer an accompanying program consisting of specific music and dance performances, debates, film screenings, walks and other events, organized in selected facilities. On the weekend of September 5 and 6, the public will be able to see 73 commonly inaccessible buildings and spaces in ten city districts free of charge, from historical or industrial monuments to modern office or residential buildings and spaces.
Among them will be the Prague Congress Center, the Prague Market Square, the Letná Water Tower, the Braasi Factory in Holešovice, the Straka Academy, the Theater Na Zábradlí and many more. The list of events, including ticket prices and booking options, is available on the openhousepraha.cz website or on goout.net.
Shares have once again reached a record high! Wall Street analysts have put together an overview of companies, which, according to them, can grow even higher! Which companies are worth keeping an eye on, because they're currently showing the best results? DraftKings, Apple, Novavax, Anaplan, Square and Activision Blizzard.
Who in the world can say that Bill Gates himself baked them a birthday cake? Well, one chosen person had the honor! It was American billionaire, investor, businessman and philanthropist Warren Buffett, who celebrated his venerable 90th birthday yesterday. Bill Gates baked him a luxurious-looking Oreo cake for his anniversary, complete with his portrait made of chocolate mousse on top. Bill Gates congratulated Buffet in a cute and funny video, which he published on his Twitter account.
The passing of talented American actor Chadwick Boseman, who died prematurely of colon cancer at the age of 43, shocked the whole world. The couple Michelle and Barack Obama were also touched by the news of his death. They paid tribute to the deceased actor on social networks. Among other things, Barack Obama recalled his visit to the White House when he played the role of Jackie Robinson, and Michelle Obama added:
"Only Chadwick could embody Jackie Robinson, Thurgood Marshall, and T’Challa. He, too, knew what it meant to persevere. To summon real strength. And he belongs right there with them as a hero—for Black kids and for all our kids. There’s no better gift to give our world."
One of the largest and most important music festivals in the world won't be held this year. Although there has been speculation that the festival would be postponed to September, Glastonbury organizers now aim to hold the festival in June next year, hoping that the situation about coronavirus might calm down by then. The 2020 festival would have been a celebration of the festival's 50th anniversary. The 135,000 fans who have already purchased tickets will be able to use them in the next replacement date.
This year's MTV Video Music Awards know its winners. And if anyone shone bright like diamonds among the nominees, then it's the singers Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande, who gained no less than 9 nominations. Lady Gaga turned 5 of them into victory. Among other successes, she attined the inaugural MTV Tricon Award acknowledging her work in music, acting, fashion and activism, or the Artist of the Year award. Ariana Grande also has Lady Gaga to thank, because their joint song Rain On Me won them the awards for Song of the Year, the Best Collaboration of the Year and the Best Cinematography of the Year.
Among the winners were also Singers The Weeknd (Best Video of the Year for his song Blinding Lights), Doja Cat (Best New Artist), Coldplay (Best of Rock) or the seven-member boy band from South Korea BTS (Best of Pop).
That's all from us for today. We wish you a successful start to the new week, preferably with a smile on your face. As writer Louise L. Hay said: