Van Morrison to Release Lockdown Protest Songs

Van Morrison to Release Lockdown Protest Songs

Sir Van Morrison has accused the government of “taking our freedom” in three new songs that protest against the coronavirus lockdown. In the lyrics, he claims scientists are “making up crooked facts” to justify measures that “enslave” the population. “The new normal, is not normal,” he sings. “We were born to be free”. Speaking on Wednesday, the prime minister said the government was doing “everything in our power” to prevent another nationwide lockdown. “I don’t want a second national lockdown – I think it would be completely wrong for this…

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Coronavirus Testing: Simple Test Gives Results in 90 Minutes

Coronavirus Testing: Simple Test Gives Results in 90 Minutes

A rapid test can accurately diagnose a coronavirus infection within 90 minutes without needing a specialist laboratory, say scientists. The study by Imperial College London showed the “lab-on-a-chip” gave comparable results to current tests. The device is already being used in eight NHS hospitals to quickly identify patients who are carrying the virus. However, experts warn that the kit will not be a solution to the beleaguered Test and Trace programme. The device, developed by the company DnaNudge, can be used by anyone capable of taking a swab of the…

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Canada Tesla Driver Charged Over ‘Napping While Speeding’

Canada Tesla Driver Charged Over 'Napping While Speeding'

A Canadian man has been charged with dangerous driving for allegedly taking a nap while his self-driving Tesla car clocked up more than 90mph (150km/h). Police said both front seats were fully reclined, and the driver and passenger were apparently asleep when they were alerted to the incident in Alberta. When police turned on emergency lights and other vehicles moved out of the way, the Tesla Model S sped up. The 20-year-old driver from British Columbia is due in court in December. He had initially been charged with speeding and…

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An Alaska Dentist Who Extracted a Patient’s Tooth on a Hoverboard Sentenced to 12 Years in Jail

An Alaska Dentist Who Extracted a Patient's Tooth on a Hoverboard Sentenced to 12 Years in Jail

A former dentist who was filmed extracting a patient’s tooth while standing on a hoverboard has been sentenced to 12 years in jail, according to a statement from the Alaska Department of Law. Seth Lookhart, 35, was convicted on 46 felony and misdemeanor counts in January, including medical assistance fraud, scheme to defraud, illegal practice of dentistry and reckless endangerment. Anchorage Superior Court Judge Michael Wolverton sentenced Lookhart on Monday to serve 20 years in jail with eight years suspended, the statement said. That means Lookhart will serve 12 years…

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Kamala Harris Makes Trip to California as Wildfires Rage

Kamala Harris Makes Trip to California as Wildfires Rage

sen. Kamala Harris on Tuesday returned to her home state of California for the first time as the Democratic vice presidential nominee as historic wildfires rage across the state. Harris was joined by California Gov. Gavin Newsom, a Democrat, and met with emergency officials. This was the senator’s first trip back to her home state since early March, campaign aides say, before the coronavirus pandemic halted all in-person campaigning and states put restrictions in place to stop the spread of the virus. The wildfires burning in the western part of…

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