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Sports news LIVE: Premier League stars set up fund to raise money for NHS, clubs could receive prize money now, Southampton players agree to defer wages

Sports
[unable to retrieve full-text content]We will bring you all the latest sports news and updates on how the coronavirus outbreak continues to affect the sporting calendar. Headlines: Southampton become first Premier League club to reach agreement with players over wage deferrals Premier League stars confirm launch of fund to raise money for NHS Sadio Mane EXCLUSIVE: Liverpool superstar would […] talkSPORT
Pixar pioneers behind Toy Story animation win “Nobel Prize” of computing

Pixar pioneers behind Toy Story animation win “Nobel Prize” of computing

Technology
In the opening scene of Toy Story, released in 1995, a cluster of boxes is scattered across a child's bedroom. The sun streams into the room as a Mr Potato Head doll demands money from a seemingly stricken cast of plastic and plush toys outside a cardboard bank. Into the picture arrives the hero - a cowboy sheriff made of plastic and fabric with a pull-string to make him speak. The sheriff casts a shadow over the villainous potato who flees from the law. It's a scene plucked from a child's imagination. It was also the culmination of decades of development in computer animation. This year two of the men behind those advancements, Ed Catmull and Pat Hanrahan, are the recipients of the Turing Award. The award recognizes "lasting and...
Jessica Andrews wins Portico Prize for novel about female ‘poetry and power’

Jessica Andrews wins Portico Prize for novel about female ‘poetry and power’

Entertainment
A debut novel exploring the "poetry and power" of the female experience has won a literary award that rewards the best books about the north of England.Saltwater by Jessica Andrews was named the winner of the £10,000 Portico Prize in Manchester on Thursday.Andrews' semi-autobiographical novel tells the story of a young woman who moves from Sunderland to London and then Ireland, just as the author did.The judges called it a "powerful, provocative and poignant tale".Lynne Allan, chair of The Portico Library, said: "It is a tender tribute to women across generations and an important exploration of women's lives today."Other fans include Game of Thrones actress Emilia Clarke, who called it one of the best books she had read "in years
BDO darts: Champion Wayne Warren to receive lowest prize since 1989

BDO darts: Champion Wayne Warren to receive lowest prize since 1989

Sports
British Darts Organisation world champion Wayne Warren will receive £23,000 for winning the 2020 title - 77% less than the previous winner.In contrast, Peter Wright received £500,000 for winning the rival PDC World Darts Championship.Warren became the oldest world darts champion after beating fellow Welshman Jim Williams 7-4 in Sunday's BDO final. His winnings are the lowest since Jockey Wilson won £20,000 for beating Eric Bristow in the 1989 final.The winners from 2010 to 2019 all received a £100,000 prize.In a letter sent to players seen by the BBC, BDO chairman Des Jacklin explained that a lack of sponsorship was behind the prize fund reduction as the full breakdown was issued to players.D
Turner Prize nominees share award after ‘solidarity’ plea

Turner Prize nominees share award after ‘solidarity’ plea

Entertainment
For the first time ever, the Turner Prize will be shared between all four shortlisted nominees.Artists Oscar Murillo, Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Helen Cammock and Tai Shani have all won the prestigious title and will have to split the £40,000 prize money between them. The decision was made after the artists wrote a joint letter to the jury asking that the prize be used as a statement of "commonality, multiplicity and solidarity" at a time of "political crisis". Image: Colombian artist Oscar Murrillo's paper mache figures It was revealed at a glamorous event at Dreamland Margate amusement park in Kent.The winners were presented the prize on stage by Edward Enninful, the editor-in-chief of British Vogue.