Decoding the Numbers on Your Credit Card

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‘Ditch refugee institution, look at real numbers’: Netanyahu praises US for axing UNRWA funding

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has thrown his support behind the US decision to pull funding from the UN’s Palestinian refugee agency (UNRWA), accusing the aid group of inflating the number of refugees it assists. Speaking at Yad Binyamin on Sunday, Netanyahu said UNRWA is “perpetuating” the plight of refugees and that by pulling funding, […]

Ryanair reveals its numbers are UP – as more flight cancellations across Europe revealed

Ryanair’s flight cancellations affected almost 200,000 passengers last month yet the figures don’t suggest the impact has been too negative. Impressively, the Irish carrier has revealed that its numbers are up, as it releases its July traffic statistics. It raised overall carryings last month by four per cent compared to July 2017, topping 13 million. […]

Valve leaks Steam game player counts; we have the numbers

Enlarge A recently discovered hole in Valve’s API allowed observers to generate extremely precise and publicly accessible data for the total number of players for thousands of Steam games. While Valve has now closed this inadvertent data leak, Ars can still provide the data it revealed as a historical record of the aggregate popularity of […]

Weight loss: How many calories are in alcoholic drinks? SHOCKING numbers revealed

Weight loss is often a long and challenging process, with many dieters choosing to give up their favourite foods in favour of healthy, low-calorie options. But something that can prohibit weight loss is actually alcoholic beverages, with many drinks packing in hundreds of unnoticed calories. A recent survey by Finder.com revealed that two thirds of […]

Google I/O 2018 by the numbers

Google took us on a tour of the future during its annual I/O developers conference on Tuesday. The company debuted six new voices for its Assistant AI, rolled out a revamped News App, and showed off its new AR navigation system. Numbers, because how else would we measure progress? 6 new voices: Want to get […]

Equifax breach exposed millions of driver’s licenses, phone numbers, emails

Enlarge (credit: Smith Collection Gado/Getty Images) On May 7, executives of Equifax submitted a “statement for the record” to the Securities and Exchange Commission detailing the extent of the consumer data breach the company first reported on September 7, 2017. The data in the statement, which has also been shared with congressional committees investigating the […]

New CD releases: The Magic Numbers, Palace Winter and Beach House

ALBUM OF THE WEEK: The Magic Numbers – Outsiders (Role Play Records) They have been less high-profile since but Outsiders, made after a four-year hiatus, should change all that. This is pop songwriting of the highest order, from the curiously Roy Orbison-like opening track Dreamer through the glorious grinding chords of Sweet Divide and dynamic […]

Pentagon scrubs Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria troop numbers from latest report

The Pentagon’s quarterly report on the number of American troops serving overseas was released this week. Curiously, troop numbers for Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq were omitted from the report. Read more The report, released by the Defense Manpower Data Center, lists the number of armed-forces personnel in each state, and in each country overseas. The […]