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Award for wartime flight trainer returned to service

Award for wartime flight trainer returned to service

Technology
A project to restore early flight simulators has won an award for the best computer conservation project.Engineers from the TechWorks museum in the US won the Tony Sale award for their work to return three simulation machines to working order.One of the contraptions, known as the Blue Box, was used to train thousands of pilots during World War Two. The award honours the life of Tony Sale, who pioneered efforts to remember and recreate historical computers.Screeching wheels"Excellent research, skilled implementation and an impactful result make this a superb example of the power and relevance of computer conservation," said Martin Campbell-Kelly, who chaired the judging panel from the Computer Conservation Society, which chose the...
Danny Dyer thanks David Cameron as he wins award

Danny Dyer thanks David Cameron as he wins award

Entertainment
EastEnders star Danny Dyer had a few choice words for David Cameron as he accepted his TV Choice award for best soap actor. Dyer, who plays Mick Carter in the soap, gave thanks for the award, speculating that he may only have received the honour because he "called David Cameron a t***".He thanked the former prime minister in his acceptance speech, together with his daughter Dani, who he also credits for his award success. Image: Danny Dyer with his daughter Dani and her boyfriend, who is not called Danny (or Dani) Speaking at the awards ceremony at the Dorchester Hotel in London, Dyer said: "It's a right nutty night. Last year I ended up licking Mary Berry."I would like to believe that I got this award for being a blin...
Fields medal: UK refugee's major maths award stolen

Fields medal: UK refugee's major maths award stolen

Science
A Cambridge professor who won one of the most prestigious prizes in mathematics, the Fields Medal, has had his award stolen in Brazil. Professor Caucher Birkar, a Kurd, came to the UK as a refugee from Iran.He was one of four people honoured for their contributions to mathematics and had said that he "couldn't imagine that this would come true".But just minutes later, he discovered that the 14-carat gold medal had gone missing.According to Brazil's TV Globo, he left it along with his wallet and phone in a briefcase on a table at the convention centre where the event was taking place. He alerted security staff when he noticed the case was missing and they later found the case, but both his medal and his wallet were no longer there...
Liu named Horrigan Award winner by PFWA

Liu named Horrigan Award winner by PFWA

Sports
Former NFL senior director of football communications Randall Liu was named the 2018 Jack Horrigan Award winner, the Professional Football Writers of America announced Friday. Liu, who spent 18 years on the league's communications staff, is the eighth current or former NFL employee to receive the award from the PFWA. Liu, who left the NFL to join CBS Sports as vice president of communications in May 2018, was nominated for the Horrigan Award for his professionalism, promptness, candor and effectiveness in coordinating media access at the NFL's major events, including the Super Bowl. The award is presently annually to the league or club official for his or her qualities and professional style in helping the pro football writers do their job. It is named for Horrigan, a sportswriter fo...
49ers WR Goodwin receives Halas Award

49ers WR Goodwin receives Halas Award

Sports
San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Marquise Goodwin was named winner of the 2018 George Halas Award, The Pro Football Writers of America announced on Wednesday. The award is presented to an NFL player, coach or staff member who overcomes the most adversity to succeed. Goodwin notably played through personal anguish last season, as his infant son died from pregnancy complications. Hours later, Goodwin caught an 83-yard touchdown pass against the New York Giants and broke down in the end zone with his teammates by his side. Five weeks later, his father died before a game against the Tennessee Titans. Goodwin reeled in a career-high 10 receptions for 114 yards in that contest. "On behalf of my wife and I, I would like to thank the PFWA for this prestigious award," Goodwin said. "I am so...