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Monday April 5th, 2021 night edition

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Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick routinely gets millions in stock bonuses every year based on how the company is doing.

And it’s all thanks to a clause in his contract that was recently triggered by the company’s strong stock performance throughout the pandemic.

As the Call of Duty maker’s CEO, Kotick gets bonuses based on helping the company hit profit targets and other milestones.

CtW Investment Group has been criticizing CEO pay at a lot of companies, including one of gaming’s biggest.

While the pandemic has made Kotick even richer, it hasn’t put an end to layoffs at Activision Blizzard.

Bloomberg reported that the most recently laid off employees would receive healthcare benefits throughout the year as part of their severance package.

Activision Blizzard did not respond to a request for comment. »

Box Office: ‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ Sets Pandemic Record With $48.5 Million Debut

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Prior to this weekend, “Wonder Woman 1984” had the biggest three-day start with $16.7 million, followed by “Tom and Jerry” with $14 million.

At the international box office, where “Godzilla vs. Kong” opened last weekend, revenues for the monster mashup have surpassed $236 million.

It brought in another $71 million overseas this weekend, including a strong $44 million in China, bringing the film’s global tally to $285 million. »

Hyperfocus: The ADHD Phenomenon of Intense Fixation

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It is the opposite of distractibility, and it is common among both children and adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

“A better way to look at it is that people with ADHD have a disregulated attention system.”.

“College kids with ADHD tell me they intentionally go into a state of intense focus to get work done. »

Mark Zuckerberg's phone number appeared among the leaked data of Facebook users, according to a researcher

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The cell-phone number of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is among the personal information leaked online in a low-level hacking forum, according to a researcher.

Data including his name, location, marriage details, birth date, and Facebook user ID was exposed, according to The Sun.

In that incident, personal data from over 87 million Facebook users was improperly obtained by the political data-analytics firm. »

NYPD officers can no longer search a vehicle due to the smell of marijuana alone, new memo says

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(CNN) The smell of burnt and unburnt marijuana alone is no longer cause for New York Police Department officers to search vehicles, according a new NYPD memorandum.

The memo laying out changes in police procedure comes after the New York legalized recreational marijuana for adults on Wednesday.

Driving under the influence of cannabis, smoking while driving and the sale of the drug are still illegal, according to the memo. »