The Daily Populous

Thursday April 15th, 2021 morning edition

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FILE PHOTO: A GameStop store is pictured in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., January 29, 2021.

(Corrects total value of forfeited shares in second paragraph to about $98 million, from $9.8 million).

(Reuters) - GameStop Corp Chief Executive Officer George Sherman has forfeited more than 587,000 shares as he failed to meet his performance targets, according to a regulatory filing on Wednesday.

The forfeited shares, originally granted in April 2019, would be worth about $98 million based on the stock’s latest closing price.

GameStop is currently looking for a new CEO to replace Sherman as it pivots from a brick-and-mortar video game retailer to an e-commerce firm, Reuters reported on Monday, citing three sources.

Chris Homeister, GameStop’s chief merchandising officer, forfeited more than 119,000 shares for failing to meet targets, another filing showed. »

US Capitol rioter who tried to flee to Switzerland is jailed pre-trial

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"He stripped a vulnerable police officer of his police baton," Sullivan wrote in a 64-page ruling .

Sabol took drastic steps after the January 6 insurrection because he "reached a mental breaking point," according to court filings.

He traveled from his native Colorado to Boston and booked a flight to Switzerland, where he believed he would be protected from extradition, according to court filings. »

'Please drink' treated Fukushima water: China asks Japanese minister

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Japanese Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Taro Aso is pictured on April 13, 2021, at the prime minister's office in Tokyo.

BEIJING (Kyodo) -- China on Wednesday asked Japanese Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso to drink treated radioactive water accumulated at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, after he said it is safe to drink it.

Japanese officials, however, have pointed out some other countries operating nuclear power plants, including China and South Korea, have released treated radioactive water from reactors there into the environment. »

$291 Adobe Cancelation Fee Sees Twitter Users Argue it's 'Morally Correct' to Pirate Software

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A screenshot uploaded to the micro-blogging site by Twitter user @Mrdaddguy showed that they faced a $291.45 fee to cancel their Adobe Creative Cloud plan.

"Adobe on their hands and knees begging us to pirate their software," wrote Twitter user JoshDeLearner.

Twitter user @Mrdaddguy added that they managed to successfully swerve the cancelation fee after contacting Adobe's customer support team. »

France is giving citizens $3,000 to get rid of their car and get an ebike

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France is one of the latest nations looking to offer a cash-for-clunkers incentive to get people out of their cars and onto more sustainable means of transport.

The European nation is offering residents €2,500 ($2,975) to trade in their old emission spewing car, and get an electric bicycle.

Maybe France was just getting a bit giddy because the air quality isn’t as great as we think. »