US re-examining penalties on China's ZTE: White House adviser
White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said on Thursday the United States was taking a second look at penalties imposed on Chinese telecommunications company ZTE Corp , not waiving the enforcement action altogether.
Today marks the anniversary of not only the Great Northeast Blackout, but of one of the greatest fake photos in internet history—one that is still claiming victims today.
In 2003, a series of unfortunate events turned out the lights for some 50 million people across the Northeast, including Cleveland, Detroit, Toronto, Ottawa, and New York City. The darkness lasted for days and produced some stunning photos—and a notoriously fake one. The image, seen here, shows the northeast corner of North America plunged into darkness, a gaping black hole in the otherwise illuminated continent. It’s a stunning image that happens to be almost completely fake.
Falsified image [Screenshot: Snopes.com]While it’s unclear where the photo came from originally, according to the fake news busters at Snopes, “the original picture is a composite image of nighttime North America which someone has manipulated with an editing program to darken the northeastern area.” Other hints that the photo was of dubious origin include the fact that it was marked with an eastern time stamp (not GMT like most space photos) and the small fact that there is no such satellite as the “ISAT GeoStar 45” credited with snapping the picture.
Despite Snopes exposé, the photo lives on. Just this morning NY1 Weather, in a since-deleted tweet, sent out the photo. They found out it was a fake pic thanks to one of their followers and quickly replaced it with a real photo of the blackout and an apology for falling for one of Photoshop’s greatest hits.
Turns out that satellite photo of the blackout is not real. It’s a long running internet hoax. pic.twitter.com/0mb2Cz7aen
— NY1 Weather (@NY1weather) August 14, 2018
KUALA LUMPUR: Dagang NeXchange Bhd’s unit, DNeX Solutions Sdn Bhd, has secured a RM8.6 million sub-contract for hardware equipment and information and communications technology (ICT) facilities for niversiti Putra Malaysia’s teaching hospital.
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 14): Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) saw a recovery in its share price in early trade today as the counter rose 0.64% or 10 sen to RM15.66 with about 1.17 million shares traded.
A broker based in Kuala Lumpur shared with theedgemarkets.com that TNB's share price recovery came after investors looked at the overall impact from the utility company's exposure in Turkey, which is not significant.