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Dartmouth Fatstock: Sexism row over men-only awards dinner

Image caption Women are awarded prizes at a ceremony in the afternoon but not at the evening dinner Women in farming have called on a men-only awards dinner “to get with the times” and allow them to attend. The Dartmouth Fatstock Show in Devon, which sees farmers compete with cattle, sheep and poultry, has run for more than 100 years. Show chairman, Phil Bond, said the men-only evening dinner was “a tradition and how it has always been done”. Farmer Chloe Quantick said: “They need to stop being a bit…

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Roma: Netflix film showered with critics’ awards as Oscars race heats up

Image copyright Carlos Somonte/Netflix Image caption Roma will be available to stream on Netflix from Friday Roma, a Spanish-language black-and-white Netflix film, has been named the best film of the year in a string of US critics’ awards, confirming its place as one of the leading Oscar contenders. The family drama, set in Mexico in the 1970s, was written and directed by Alfonso Cuarón, who also made Gravity. It has been named the best film of 2018 by critics’ groups in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago and San Francisco. Bookies…

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The Game Awards 2018: God of War and Red Dead Redemption win big

Image copyright SONY The adventures of a Spartan and a rugged Wild West outlaw have swept the board at this year’s The Game Awards. Big budget titles God Of War and Red Dead Redemption joined Fortnite in taking home trophies at the event. God Of War won the big one – Game of the Year – ahead of Assassin’s Creed, Celeste, Spider-Man, Monster Hunter and Red Dead Redemption. It also won an award for game direction and was named Best Action or Adventure Game of the Year. Red Dead Redemption…

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Michelin awards first U.S. female chef with three stars

(Reuters) – Dominique Crenn became the first woman in the United States to receive Michelin’s highest distinction of three stars in its annual ranking of top restaurants in the San Francisco area released on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: A chef holds a Michelin Guide 2018 during the Michelin Guide 2018 award ceremony at the Seine Musicale center in Boulogne-Billancourt near Paris, France, February 5, 2018. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes/File Photo The French-born chef’s restaurant, Atelier Crenn, has been praised for its innovative and artistic dishes since it opened in 2011. Atelier Crenn’s elevation…

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World Rugby Awards: Ireland’s Johnny Sexton and Joe Schmidt named player and coach of the year

Schmidt’s Ireland won every game that Sexton has started in 2018 Ireland have capped the greatest year in their rugby history by sweeping the board at the World Rugby awards in Monaco. Johnny Sexton became the first Irishman to win the men’s player of the year award since Keith Wood in 2001, while Joe Schmidt won coach of the year. The Six Nations champions were named team of the year having lost just once during 2018. France’s Jessy Tremouliere picked up the women’s player of the year award. It is…

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In Pictures: The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2018

A shocked squirrel has scooped the overall prize in this year’s Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards. Out of thousands of entries from around the world, Mary McGowan, from Tampa, Florida, won the overall prize with her photo titled Caught in the Act. Other entrants included an exasperated bear, a smiley shark and a rhino appearing to wear a tutu. Here is a selection of some of the hilarious winners and highly commended entries. Winning photos Image copyright Mary McGowan/CWPA/Barcroft Images Image caption Mary McGowan’s photo of a shocked squirrel was the…

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Golden Horse: Zhang Yimou’s Shadow wins most awards

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Zhang Yimou had never won a Golden Horse until now One of China’s most acclaimed directors, a rising star with a tragic story and a documentary charting mass protests have all won top prizes at this year’s Golden Horse awards. The 55th annual awards – dubbed the “Chinese Oscars” – were held in the Taiwanese capital Taipei on Saturday. Zhang Yimou’s Shadow took home the most awards, including Best Director for the 68-year-old screen veteran. Best Film went to novelist-turned-director Hu Bo for his first…

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Snell, deGrom win Cy Young awards

Tampa Bay Rays left-hander Blake Snell and New York Mets right-hander Jacob deGrom were named the winners of the Cy Young Award in the American and National League, respectively, the Baseball Writers’ Association of America announced on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: Sep 29, 2018; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Blake Snell (4) pumps his fist at the end of the top of the fifth inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports/File Photo Snell led the majors with 21 victories,…

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The Game Awards 2018: God of War and Red Dead dominate

Image copyright Sony Image caption God of War told the story of Kratos’s relationship with his son The Christmas countdown clock is ticking, and you might be wondering what games to ask for in your stocking. With so many launching every month, it can be tricky to pick out the must-plays. The Game Awards recognises the best games released every year, and has announced the full list of nominees. Perhaps unsurprisingly Red Dead Redemption II and God of War lead the pack, with eight nominations each. Image copyright Chesnot //…

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Esports Awards: Ninja ‘blessed’ to pick up two awards

Image copyright Getty Images Ninja says he feels “blessed and honoured” after winning two Esports Awards. The streamer picked up Personality of the Year and Streamer of the Year at the event in London on Monday. He told fans on Twitter after the ceremony: “No stream tonight guys. I am going to play FFXI with my brother and best friend tonight and just relax. Very crazy day today.” The 27-year-old has 11 million followers on Twitch. It makes Ninja the most followed streamer on the platform. Twitch itself won Streaming…

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