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Players ready to fight for more prize money – Federer

2018 Australian Open Dates:15-28 JanuaryVenue:Melbourne Park Coverage:Watch highlights on BBC Two, the BBC Sport website and app. Live commentary on the best matches on BBC Radio 5 live, 5 live sports extra and online. Roger Federer has called for the Grand Slams to up their levels of prize money and said players are “bored’ of having to push the issue. The subject has been raised at the Australian Open after Novak Djokovic reportedly initiated a players-only meeting on the eve of the tournament. Federer, 36, is a former president of…

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Critics' Choice Awards: Gary Oldman receives another best actor prize

Gary Oldman’s march towards the Oscars has continued with another best actor prize for playing Winston Churchill. The Briton’s Critics’ Choice award for Darkest Hour follows the Golden Globe he won last weekend and the Bafta nomination he received on Tuesday. Globe winner Guillermo del Toro was on hand to pick up another best director prize for The Shape of Water, which won best picture at the Santa Monica event. But James Franco was not there to pick up the best actor in a comedy award. A number of women…

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Helen Dunmore wins posthumous Costa poetry prize

Helen Dunmore has won the Costa Book prize for poetry for her 10th and final collection, Inside the Wave. She was named on Tuesday along with four other winners across five categories in the Costa Book Awards. The poet and novelist died from cancer in June last year. Inside the Wave explores the borderline between the living and the dead and includes her final poem, Hold Out Your Arms, written shortly before her death. The judges described the collection as “a final, great achievement”. Also honoured was Gail Honeyman, who…

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Declan McKenna wins BBC Introducing prize

With songs about police brutality and transgender conversion therapy, Declan McKenna has emerged as one of the UK’s most interesting new songwriters. Now the 18-year-old, who started writing songs at school, has been named BBC Introducing’s artist of the year. The award recognises musicians who got their start through BBC Introducing, which allows unsigned acts to get played on the radio. McKenna said he was “delighted and honoured” to be recognised. McKenna got a big break in 2014 when he used the Introducing website to submit his early songs to…

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Lubaina Himid in historic Turner Prize win

Lubaina Himid has become the oldest winner of the Turner Prize, and the first black woman to pick up the art award. The 63-year-old Zanzibar-born, Preston-based artist won the £25,000 prize for work addressing racial politics and the legacy of slavery. The judges praised her “uncompromising tackling of issues including colonial history and how racism persists today”. She was named the winner at a ceremony in Hull, currently UK City of Culture. Who is Lubaina Himid? Described in February by The Daily Telegraph as “the under-appreciated hero of black British…

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Cardiff University Down's syndrome vision research prize

Evie is eight years old and has Down’s syndrome. She was struggling to write letters. But pioneering research by Cardiff University led to her being prescribed with bifocal lenses – and soon she could write her own name for the first time. The work has now been awarded a Queen’s Anniversary Prize. Typically, 6% of children Evie’s age will be long or short-sighted. But for children with Down’s that proportion shoots up to 60%. Until a dedicated unit was established at the university’s School of Optometry 25 years ago, very…

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Malaysian film director wins RM140K grand prize again

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Malaysian filmmaker Tan Seng Kiat has won the grand prize at the Taipei Golden Horse Film Project Promotion (FPP) 2017 for his latest film project One Fine Day. The Shuttle Life director’s upcoming film project beat 40 entries to nab the top prize which comes with a cash grant of NTD1mil (approx. RM140,000). This is […] Entertainment – Star2.com

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