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Noel Clarke to be honoured at BAFTAs with special prize

Noel Clarke to be honoured at BAFTAs with special prize

Entertainment
Noel Clarke will be given the Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema award at next month's BAFTAs.The actor, best known for his appearances in Bulletproof, Doctor Who and Auf Wiedersehen, Pet, will be given the academy's top award at the 2021 ceremony for his "pivotal role in bringing diversity to British screens in front and behind the camera". In 2007, Clarke set up his own production company, Unstoppable Entertainment, in an effort to champion diverse voices in films, but has since moved into television too. The award itself is given out every year in honour of Michael Balcon, who worked at west London's Ealing Studios, and was last handed to Lord of the Rings star Andy Serkis in 2020.Previous winners include the Harry Potter films, Kenneth Branagh, John Hurt and Curzon Cinemas. ...
U.N. food agency to receive Nobel prize in online event

U.N. food agency to receive Nobel prize in online event

Technology
The World Food Program will receive its Nobel Peace Prize on Thursday in a different way from the pomp-filled traditional celebration in the Norwegian capital, because of the coronavirus outbreakByThe Associated PressDecember 10, 2020, 10:18 AM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleROME -- The World Food Program will receive its Nobel Peace Prize Thursday, in an event very different from the traditional pomp-filled celebration in the Norwegian capital because of the coronavirus outbreak.In Oslo, the head of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, Berit Reiss-Andersen, will give a webcast statement, after which David Beasley, the U.N. agency boss, will give an acceptance speech from Rome, where it is based. The body was given the prestigious award for efforts to combat hunger...
Booker Prize 2020: Douglas Stuart’s novel Shuggie Bain wins

Booker Prize 2020: Douglas Stuart’s novel Shuggie Bain wins

Entertainment
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Durham University Prof Carlos Frenk’s prize a ‘huge honour’

Durham University Prof Carlos Frenk’s prize a ‘huge honour’

Science
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World Food Programme wins Nobel Peace Prize

World Food Programme wins Nobel Peace Prize

World
The World Food Programme has won this year's Nobel Peace Prize for its efforts to combat hunger and its contribution to improving conditions for peace in conflict-affected areas.The Rome-based UN agency has also been a driving force in trying to prevent the use of hunger as a weapon of war and conflict. The WFP says it helps tens of millions of people in about 88 countries each year, and that one in nine people worldwide still do not have enough to eat. Image: The UN agency was honoured for its contribution to bettering conditions for peace in conflict-affected areas The head of the programme, David Beasley, said he was left speechless by the award."I think this is the first time in my life I've been without words," he said. "I was ju...