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Wanted: Volunteers for coronavirus vaccine trials who could earn up to £625

Wanted: Volunteers for coronavirus vaccine trials who could earn up to £625

Technology
An urgent appeal has been issued for volunteers to take part in human trials of a potential coronavirus vaccine - with those who take part offered up to £625.Teams at the University of Oxford and Imperial College London are each getting at least another £20m of public money after making "rapid progress" in the hunt for a COVID-19 vaccine, Health Secretary Matt Hancock has said. With Oxford's clinical trials due to begin on Thursday, Sky News looks at who is eligible to take part and how can people get involved. Image: A Oxford University scientist with some of the vaccine doses What is the purpose of the human trials?The University of Oxford says it is testing a new vaccine against COVID-19 in "healthy volunteers".
Wanted – volunteers to monitor Britain’s growing slug population

Wanted – volunteers to monitor Britain’s growing slug population

Science
Citizen scientists are being sought to help carry out the first survey in decades of Britain's slug populations.To take part, all that's required is curiosity, a garden, and a willingness to go out after dark to search for the likes of the great grey or yellow slug.The year-long research project will identify different slug species and the features that tempt them into gardens. The last study conducted in English gardens in the 1940s found high numbers of just nine species of slug. Many more have arrived in recent years, including the Spanish slug, which is thought to have come in on salad leaves. Less than half of the UK's 40 or more slug species are now considered native. Research assistant, Imogen Cavadino, who is leading the ...
J Lo: ‘Director wanted to see my boobs – a bit of the Bronx came out’

J Lo: ‘Director wanted to see my boobs – a bit of the Bronx came out’

Entertainment
Jennifer Lopez has revealed how she reacted to a director demanding to look at her breasts during a fitting.The singer and actress, who is from the Bronx in New York City, said she refused to take her top off because they were "not on set" of a film which involved her being nude. She was speaking during a Hollywood Reporter roundtable interview with other actresses, including Scarlet Johansson, Lupita Nyong'o and Renee Zellweger. Image: Jennifer Lopez is starring in crime drama Hustlers Asked by Johansson about the encounter early in her career, which she has briefly spoken about before, she said: "He wanted to see my boobs. And I was like, 'We're not on set'."He was crazy. And I said no, I stood up for myself." ...
Falcons' Matt Ryan wanted NFC Championship game 'decided on the field'

Falcons' Matt Ryan wanted NFC Championship game 'decided on the field'

Sports
Feb. 6 (UPI) - His team wasn't in the NFC Championship game, but Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan told UPI that he wishes the bout "would have been decided on the field." Ryan was referencing the mistakes made by officials in the fourth quarter of the Los Angeles Rams' overtime win against the New Orleans Saints on Jan. 20 in New Orleans. Referees pocketed their whistles during a Drew Brees pass to Tommylee Lewis. Rams cornerback Nickell Robey Coleman arrived early during the sequence, decking the Saints pass-catcher before the ball arrived. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said last week that Robey Coleman should have been flagged for the play, which would have awarded a first down to the Saints and given them a chance to score a touchdown instead of settling for a field goal after no...
Wanted: 1,000 new Delta flight attendants

Wanted: 1,000 new Delta flight attendants

Finance
5 stunning stats about airlinesDelta is on the hunt for new flight attendants. The airline has more than 1,000 open flight attendant positions for 2018 and the competition is stiff. Last year, 150,000 people applied for around 1,200 flight attendant jobs. Fewer than 1% of applicants were hired. So far, Delta has received more than 125,000 applications for this hiring round. So what makes it such a tough gig to land? "You need to not only be a customer service professional, but also a safety expert," said Ashton Morrow, a Delta(DAL) spokeswoman. Related: Delta's passengers are paying more It's a long hiring process: applicants first submit an application, then chosen candidates submit a video of themselves answering a set of questions. Selected candidates are then asked to come in for a...