Monday, October 25News That Matters
Shadow

Tag: elite

Elite quarterbacks headline AFC, NFC Championship games

Elite quarterbacks headline AFC, NFC Championship games

Sports
Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Three former MVPs and one of 2020's top NFL players led their teams into this weekend's conference title games, with Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, Patrick Mahomes and Josh Allen in the mix for a Super Bowl berth. Brady, a six-time champion, is the most-decorated gunslinger of the bunch -- and in NFL history. His Tampa Bay Buccaneers will battle Rodgers' Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship game Sunday in Green Bay, Wis. Advertisement Mahomes will then take on Allen in a battle between ascending phenoms when the Chiefs host the Bills in Sunday's nightcap in Kansas City, Mo. Rodgers is the frontrunner for 2020 NFL MVP honors and is on a quest to win his second Super Bowl. Brady is attempting to win his first title with the Buccaneers after his Hall of Fame, 20-year tenure ...
Quarantine ordered for 2,500 students at elite Swiss school

Quarantine ordered for 2,500 students at elite Swiss school

Health
Swiss health authorities have ordered a quarantine for 2,500 students at a prestigious hospitality school after “significant outbreaks” of COVID-19 that are suspected to be the byproduct of off-campus partyingBy NADINE ACHOUI-LESAGE and JAMEY KEATEN Associated PressSeptember 24, 2020, 9:44 AM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleLAUSANNE, Switzerland -- Swiss health authorities have ordered a quarantine for a staggering 2,500 students at a prestigious hospitality management school in the city of Lausanne after “significant outbreaks" of the coronavirus that are a suspected byproduct of off-campus partying.Authorities in Switzerland's Vaud canton, or region, said all undergraduates at the Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne, known as the Lausanne Hospitality Management Univ...
Social media trolling affects almost a third of elite British sportswomen, BBC Sport survey finds

Social media trolling affects almost a third of elite British sportswomen, BBC Sport survey finds

Sports
Elite British sportswomen have spoken out about "horrific abuse" on social media, telling a BBC Sport survey about constant comments on their appearance and sexist remarks questioning their right to play sport.Almost a third of respondents to the biggest women's sport study ever carried out by BBC Sport had been trolled - a figure that has doubled since the last survey in 2015.Some athletes had received inappropriate images and described the abuse as "threatening" and "scary". As a result of the findings, BBC Sport has strengthened its stance on combating hate speech on its social media channels.We have committed to blocking people bringing hate to our comments sections; we will ...
Revolut targets $1.5bn to join fintech elite

Revolut targets $1.5bn to join fintech elite

Business
British-based digital payments and banking group Revolut is trying to raise $ 1.5bn (£1.2bn) from investors as part of a quest to become one of the world's most highly-prized fintech companies.Sky News has learnt that Revolut has hired investment bank JP Morgan to orchestrate both a $ 500m (£395m) equity-raise and the issuance of a $ 1bn (£790m) convertible loan in the coming months. If successfully completed, it would catapult the business into the ranks of technology companies which have secured individual funding rounds in excess of $ 1bn (£790m).Sources said this weekend that the company, led by founder and chief executive Nik Storonsky, would target a valuation from the capital-raising of between $ 5bn (£3.9bn) and $ 10bn (£7.9bn) - which would make it the most valuable fintech player...
March Madness Sweet 16 roundup: Gonzaga, Purdue reach Elite Eight

March Madness Sweet 16 roundup: Gonzaga, Purdue reach Elite Eight

Sports
March 28 (UPI) -- The Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament began Thursday and consisted of matchups that came down to the wire. Third-seeded Purdue edged No. 2 Tennessee in overtime after squandering a large halftime lead, while Gonzaga pulled away in the late stages of the game to defeat No. 4 Florida State. Texas Tech had a dominant showing against No. 2 seed Michigan, and top-seeded Virginia beat No. 12 Oregon in a defensive slugfest. Below is a roundup of the scores from Thursday's opening round of the Sweet 16 and a brief recap of each game. No. 1 Gonzaga 72, No. 4 Florida State 58 Gonzaga reached the Elite Eight for the fourth time in school history after defeating Florida State in a rematch from last year's Sweet 16. The Bulldogs led for a majority of the contest but the Seminoles ral...