Internet Heaps Praise on Dolly Parton After She Donated $1m to COVID-19 Vaccine Trial

Dolly Parton has once again demonstrated why she is so beloved around the world after donating $1 million to a COVID-19 vaccine trial that has been highly successful.

U.S. biotechnology firm Moderna announced on Monday that its vaccine was over 94 percent effective in protecting against coronavirus. It has now emerged that the country singer and philanthropist donated the sum towards the research for this trial.

The news follows the announcement of a separate vaccine from pharmaceutical firm Pfizer last week.

Parton’s donation came through her support of the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. The New England Journal of Medicine has reported that she donated her own money to aid the research earlier this year. Footnotes in the journal show that funding came from the “Dolly Parton COVID-19 Research Fund.”

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Singer-songwriter Dolly Parton attends the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April
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Alek Minassian’s father testifies in van attack trial his son was about to start a good computer job

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He paused in his testimony as he became emotional.

He said he watched video of his son pulling his hand out of his pocket and pointing it at police, pretending he had a gun.

“I was in a state of shock,” he said. “How is this even possible?”

He testified there was no hint of his son being capable of it.

“I’ve seen no history of violence. He is, if anything, he’s always been characterized as a gentle person.”

Minassian’s father said his son had problems from a young age because of odd behaviours. He was in a special education program throughout his schooling. In some subjects, such as math, he was ahead of his peers but in other he was far behind.

Social interaction, he said, “was one of the greatest challenges he had.” He did not recognize facial expressions that reveal other’s emotional state, such

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Netflix StreamFest To Test Free Access For Limited Time, Trial Starting In December

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  • Netflix will soon let viewers use the service for free for 48 hours
  • The “StreamFest” promotion will be kicking off in India on Dec. 4
  • Netflix hopes to entice new subscribers after falling short on third quarter expectations

Netflix will be letting viewers use the service for free for a limited time after a report recently revealed that the platform fell short of expectations in the third quarter of 2020. 

The streaming giant is going to start an initiative called “StreamFest” on Dec. 4 that will allow viewers to use the platform for 48 hours and see the content they want to without any charge, Variety first reported. According to the COO and chief product officer Greg Peters, India will be the first country to get the 48-hours-for-free test service.  

Speaking about the newest way of promoting the platform, Peters said that he is really “excited” about the 

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Jury in Fredericton mass murder trial views video evidence from accused’s computer

FREDERICTON – Jurors in the Matthew Raymond mass murder trial in Fredericton are viewing video evidence of the accused from the months before the 2018 shootings.

Raymond, 50, is charged with first-degree murder in the deaths of Donnie Robichaud, Bobbie Lee Wright and Fredericton police constables Robb Costello and Sara Burns.

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Jury hears about Matthew Raymond’s YouTube activity

On Tuesday, jurors viewed numerous videos of Raymond feedings and talking to animals such as squirrels and ducks, as well as videos of the accused biking on rails in Fredericton.

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Apple Sending Emails Letting Apple TV+ Subscribers Know About Extended Trial Access

Apple this evening began sending out emails to Apple TV+ subscribers who have a trial subscription to let them know about a planned three month trial extension.

We’re giving you extra time to discover the latest Apple Originals and catch up on shows returning for a second season. You don’t have to do anything — just keep watching for free until February 2021.

It’s been an incredible debut year. Audiences are loving the Emmy Award winner The Morning Show, the blockbuster WWII thriller Greyhound, the heartwarming comedy Ted Lasso, and so much more. Be on the lookout for new premieres, hit movies like On the Rocks, the eye-opening docuseries Tiny World, and Season 2 of Servant, For All Mankind, and Peabody winner Dickinson.

First announced last week, the trial extension applies to those who purchased a device beginning in September 2019 and signed up for a free year of service

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