Numbers of the day

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Numbers of the day

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I'm starting this new topic to keep track of the numbers that are part of the script of the day.

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I noticed the the same digits 2643 for these two videos next to each other (btw is it supposed to be a woman on the right ? I'm not watching the show), not much on its own but it reminded me of that Boeing story
Boeing has agreed to plead guilty to a criminal fraud conspiracy charge after the US found the company violated a deal meant to reform it after two fatal crashes by its 737 Max planes that killed 346 passengers and crew.

The Department of Justice (DoJ) said the plane-maker had also agreed to pay a criminal fine of $243.6m (£190m).
https://www.bbc.com/news/articles/cjjjj85z0lno
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24 seems to pop up in quite a few place, in the Boeing story:
In a letter to the government in June, Mr Cassell had urged the DoJ to fine Boeing more than $24bn.
Indian flood story:
In the Indian state of Assam, about 2.4 million have been affected by floods while 66 people have died since mid-May. Officials have warned of even more rain with water levels in the Brahmaputra expected to increase in the coming days.
https://www.bbc.com/news/articles/cw0y6wwn9yyo

In the Hollywood merge deal story:
Under the agreement, Skydance will invest around $8bn in Paramount, including paying $2.4bn for National Amusements, which controls the group.
https://www.bbc.com/news/articles/c4ng95d737do

I add this one too since the results of the elections seem pretty scripted:
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https://www.rtbf.be/article/francois-ho ... e-11401268

I did cherry pick a little, I will post more if I find anything else.
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Re: Numbers of the day

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The toll may still change but I'm adding it:
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https://www.bbc.com/news/articles/cl4y1pjk2dzo
Un milliard et demi d'euros "dorment" dans les poches, les tiroirs ou encore au fond des canapés des Belges. Soit plus de 4,2 milliards de pièces de monnaie, dont les commerçants feraient bon usage pour rendre le compte juste à leur clientèle. Pour encourager les citoyens à exhumer leur mitraille, la Trésorerie du SPF Finances a lancé lundi une campagne de sensibilisation sur les réseaux sociaux, baptisée #spendyourchange.
https://www.rtbf.be/article/le-spf-fina ... s-11401469
Le prix maximum du diesel (B7) atteindra mardi 1,839 euro le litre, soit son plus haut niveau depuis le 22 avril, indique lundi le SPF Économie.
https://www.rtbf.be/article/le-prix-du- ... l-11401530
The last one is a bit convoluted, "highest price since the 22/4"

All published today.
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Ben Wood, analyst at CCS Insight, says the product choice is an "interesting bet" for Samsung, with his company estimating that there will be a total global market of around four million smart rings in 2025.

"That is a rounding error when compared with 250 million smartwatches that are also expected to be sold," he told the BBC.
https://www.bbc.com/news/articles/c978902e0ljo
The couple were rebooked onto another flight, which got them to London just over 2.5 hours later than scheduled.
https://www.bbc.com/news/articles/c9x8w4r26nko
Microsoft hiking Xbox Game Pass prices by up to 25%
https://www.bbc.com/news/articles/czk0dzkjln7o
250,000 still in Gaza City
https://www.bbc.com/news/articles/cy08nl4plvzo
The tariffs, which set a 25% tax on steel and 10% tax on aluminium imports, were controversial, sparking trade battles with countries around the world.
https://www.bbc.com/news/articles/cd1ede11d45o
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Some are cherry-picked, some were highlighted (Gaza and Xbox). No judgement just observation, I was caught in the script too.
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Keir Starmer used a trip to Washington for a major NATO summit this week to declare a "cast iron" commitment to increase spending on the armed forces to 2.5% of national income, from just over 2% – but without setting a clear timeframe, which immediately makes the promise look weak to allies and foes.
In May, Poland announced details of "East Shield", a $2.5bn programme to beef up defences along its border with Belarus and Russia.
He branded the sentencing of opposition politician Vladimir Kara-Murza to 25 years in prison "absurd".
https://news.sky.com/story/ukraine-russ ... g-12541713
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