Welcome again to a different Friday roundup of what’s occurring on the planet as we speak. From local weather catastrophes to the creation of a brand new NYC nightlife museum, there’s one thing for everybody to learn via.
Right here’s what it’s essential know as we speak:
After hearth and a cyberattack, Puerto Rico grapples with island-wide blackouts
Luma Power, the non-public firm that took over as Puerto Rico’s central energy authority solely 10 days in the past, is already in sizzling water. An explosion on the Monacillo substation in San Juan left over 800,000 residents with out energy yesterday, June 10, the identical day Luma’s web site was hit with a distributed denial of service assault (DDoS) that overloaded their servers and left prospects unable to entry account data. Luma has apologized, however critics are railing towards the corporate, particularly at a time when COVID-19 vaccines should be stored refrigerated to take care of their efficacy.
H/t to NPR
Nintendo is opening a museum in Kyoto
Nintendo is digging up its roots and placing them on show for the world to see. The gaming large introduced on June 2 that it might be changing its Nintendo Uji Ogura Plant in Kyoto, Japan, previously a enjoying card manufacturing unit (Nintendo has been within the recreation since 1889) into a brand new museum to showcase the corporate’s historic merchandise. The manufacturing unit has sat unused since 2016, and the forthcoming “Nintendo Gallery” is predicted to open someday earlier than March of 2024.
H/t to the AV Membership
Manhattan’s Museum of Arts and Design names a brand new director
Timothy R. Rodgers, at the moment the Sybil Harrington Director and CEO of the Phoenix Artwork Museum, has been named as the brand new director of the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) in Manhattan. Rodgers will assume his new place beginning September 15, 2021.
“Tim brings twenty years of museum management expertise to MAD and a lifelong ardour for the intersection of artwork, design, and craft,” stated MAD Board Chair Michele Cohen in a press launch. “He clearly understands and has demonstrated his skill to understand the vital cultural, academic, and civic roles that museums play of their communities. Tim has confirmed himself to be each a visionary and pragmatic chief, bringing the three museums that he led to new ranges of public, academic, and scholarly affect and efficiency.”
NYC’s Workplace of Nightlife needs its personal museum
New York by no means sleeps, and now its Workplace of Nightlife needs to verify everyone is aware of it. The comparatively new company, established in 2018, is floating the creation of a brand new museum that will spotlight the historic nightlife locales which have made town’s after-hours actions legendary.
H/t to The Wall Road Journal
Florida billionaires are shrugging off local weather change
Palm Seashore is a Florida city struggling to outlive local weather change-exacerbated flooding and coastal storms, however you wouldn’t understand it from the blasé angle its resident billion- and millionaires. Based on a survey from Bloomberg, waterfront costs are hovering and ultra-wealthy residents are nonetheless arriving, constructing no matter they need by the water’s edge, and if their new properties are ruined? They’ll simply transfer elsewhere.
H/t to Bloomberg
Hauser & Wirth groups with Selldorf Architects for its second SoCal gallery
Opposite to rumors that Hauser & Value was decamping from its Los Angeles outpost, the worldwide gallery is definitely increasing into West Hollywood. The up to date gallery revealed that it had tapped New York’s Selldorf Architects to design the brand new 10,800-square-foot area, which, from pictures, will sit within a spacious brick constructing topped with a bowed timber roof. It’s anticipated the brand new WeHo offshoot will open within the fall of 2022.
H/t to the Los Angeles Instances