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Wednesday December 30th, 2020 morning edition

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The combined net worth of Australia’s billionaires dropped in March – when Covid-19 restrictions ramped up – before rebounding strongly and increasing throughout the course of the year, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.

The combined worth of Australian billionaires was assessed to be 52.4% higher this week than at the same time last December.

By comparison, billionaires in the US and UK recorded an increase of about 25% over the same period, the Bloomberg index shows.

“Those increases are remarkable,” the shadow assistant minister for Treasury and charities told Guardian Australia.

Bloomberg News says it tracks billionaires’ personal wealth based on market and economic movements and its own reporting.

He said several Australian billionaires, including Solomon Lew, owned firms that had paid out significant dividends after receiving jobkeeper support from taxpayers.

In a statement issued on Monday, Frydenberg said jobkeeper had been “an economic lifeline to millions of Australians”. »

The Man Behind Pixar’s Deepest Explorations

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To say Soul has been building to this small moment understates the vast celestial architecture that makes it possible.

By this point, we have learned that the souls of the dead are set on an escalator to the heavens.

We’ve discovered the wasteland of lost souls and the sign-twirling hippie who patrols it in a pirate ship blaring Bob Dylan’s “Subterranean Homesick Blues.”. »

Digitimes: PS5 shipped 3.4 million units in first four weeks, expected to reach up to 18 million units in 2021

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PlayStation 5 shipped 3.4 million units in its first four weeks of sales, the highest ever for a PlayStation console, according to a Digitimes report citing “industry sources.”.

Production is expected to reach 16.8 to 18 million units in 2021 with the help of additional capacity support from Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company and backend service firms, the publication said.

A total of 242,000 PlayStation 5 units have been sold in Japan as of December 20, according to the latest Famitsu numbers. »

Ten-Year Long Study Confirms No Link Between Playing Violent Video Gam – Gamesage

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Titled "Growing Up with Grand Theft Auto: A 10-Year Study of Longitudinal Growth of Violent Video Game Play in Adolescents" the study found no correlation between growing up playing video games and increased levels of aggression ten years later.

This particular study utilized a more contemporary approach for analyzing its data, known as the person-centered approach.

Therefore, it is determined that adolescents who played a high-level of violent video games at an early age did not show more aggressive behavior later in life than those who played fewer to no hours of violent video games at an early age. »