Daily Archives: June 28, 2017

Head of Top US University for the Deaf Visiting Africa

The first-ever deaf woman leader of a U.S. university for deaf students is touring Africa, hoping to learn and to teach institutions here how to provide for hearing-impaired students. In South Africa, an estimated one-fifth of the disabled population is hard of hearing. Anita Powell shares a portion of her interview with Gallaudet University President Roberta Cordano. … From: MeNeedIt

Samsung Investing $380M in Newberry, Creating 950 Jobs

Samsung is investing $380 million in South Carolina to manufacture home appliances, creating an estimated 950 jobs over the next three years. State and company officials said Wednesday that Samsung is locating in the former Caterpillar plant in Newberry. Production is expected to start early next year.   The company says “premium home appliances” made in Newberry will include washing machines.   An event was to be held later Wednesday to celebrate the announcement.   Samsung Electronics America CEO Tim Baxter says the investment represents the South Korean company’s commitment …

Europol: Tuesday’s Worldwide Cyberattack ‘More Sophisticated’ Than Previous Hacks

A cyber-attack Tuesday that hit companies across the world is similar to a ransomware attack last month that targeted hospitals in Britain, although the most recent hack was potentially “more sophisticated,” according to the European police agency. Europol director Rob Wainwright called the hack “another serious ransomware attack.” He said it bore resemblances to the previous “WannaCry” hack, but also showed indications of a “more sophisticated attack capability intended to exploit a range of vulnerabilities.” The WannaCry hack sent a wave of crippling ransomware to hospitals across Britain in May, …

Festival Spotlights Folk Traditions in Crafts, Music and Dance

Summertime is festival time across the United States, and the nation’s capital is no exception. Thousands of DC area residents recently flocked to the 37th Annual Washington Folk Festival at Maryland’s Glen Echo Park. The two-day event welcomed people of all ages with traditional music, dancing and crafts from local artists representing cultures from many parts of the world. Amber Wihshi has more. Faith Lapidus narrates. … From: MeNeedIt