Making a New Career Path for Myself

I wanted to find out what I had to do in order to get a TEFL certification. I did not even know what this was until I started talking with my cousin on social media. We had lost touch for nearly a dozen years, and I was surprised to find out she was teaching English as a Foreign Language in Thailand. I was so fascinated with the stories she was telling me, and she is the one who inspired me to get my own certification so I could see if I wanted to do the same.

I had a feeling I would because she made it sound so nice.… Read More

Hundreds of parents who were separated from their kids at the U.S.-Mexico border remain “unreachable”

Advocates have been unable to reach the parents of 545 children who were separated by U.S. immigration authorities at the southern border and who could be eligible for court-mandated reunifications, according to a joint legal filing by the American Civil Liberties Union and the Justice Department. 

These parents, designated as “unreachable” in Tuesday’s court filing, are part of more than 1,000 migrant families who were separated by U.S. border officials before the Trump administration fully implemented its “zero tolerance” crackdown in the spring of 2018.

The “zero tolerance” policy led to the separation of more than 2,800 migrant families before Judge Dana Sabraw of the U.S. District Court in San Diego brought an end to the practice in June 2018.

Most of the families who remained in the U.S. when the ruling was issued were eventually reunited, but Sabraw authorized a steering committee of advocacy groups to track down the

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Magnolia’s Fojt surpasses 1,000 career digs in win

Magnolia reeled off its sixth win in seven tries Tuesday, topping A&M Consolidated 24-26, 25-16, 25-14, 25-16 at home in District 19-5A play.

In the process, junior libero Kaylyn Fojt surpassed 1,000 career digs.

The Bulldogs (8-6, 5-2) host College Station on Friday at 6 p.m. to kick off the second half of district play.

College Park sweeps Conroe

College Park rolled to a 25-6, 25-18, 25-13 home win over Conroe in District 13-6A play on Tuesday.

The Cavaliers (4-8, 1-1) got plenty of contributors in a balanced effort. Paige Palmer had four aces and 12 digs. Abby Kremer had 18 kills and four blocks. Mallory Madison also had four blocks to go along with eight digs and five kills. Alexis McDaniel had 20 digs and Koralyn Owens had 22 assists.

The Tigers (5-8, 0-3) were led on offensive by Amanda Rivera’s 10 kills. Saege Anzueto had 16 digs and

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New & Noteworthy Visual Books, From Extraordinary Women to Van Gogh’s Letters

VINCENT VAN GOGH: A Life in Letters, edited by Nienke Bakker, Leo Jansen and Hans Luijten. (Thames & Hudson, $39.95.) Three curators at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam compile the artist’s correspondence to shed light on his creative process and personal life.

THE ART OF NASA: The Illustrations That Sold the Missions, by Piers Bizony. (Motorbooks, $50.) Blending a history of space exploration with a survey of illustration technology over six decades, these 200 large-format images from NASA detail such landmarks as the Space Shuttle, the I.S.S. and the mission to Mars.

THE PEOPLE: Nimiipuu, Nez Perce Tribe, by Hunter Barnes. (Reel Art, $39.95.) Barnes, a photographer, was welcomed into the close-knit Lapwai Idaho reservation from 2004 to 2008 to document its ways. These black-and-white portraits and other images capture lives at the intersection of tradition and modernity.


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An Incoming Asteroid Isn’t The Only ‘Omen’ Close To The U.S. Presidential Election As Comet Appears

Will there be an asteroid on the date of the U.S. Presidential Election? 

It looks that way. As tweeted by Neil deGrasse Tyson, a small refrigerator-sized asteroid called 2018VP1—so way smaller than the Chelyabinsk meteor—is coming our way at 40,000 km/hr and will be in our vicinity on Tuesday, November 2, 2020. That’s the date of the U.S. Presidential Election. 

A bad omen? Come on! It’s not even bad. First discovered in late 2018, 2018VP1 is not going to cause any problems for us earthlings. There’s a 0.41% chance it will strike our planet. It will very likely burn-up and go completely unnoticed. What is certain is that there are three other science risks to worry about much more. 

However, given that some people like to find meaning in random space events, there are

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Some Democrats fear losing college students’ votes because of widespread remote learning.

With college campuses quiet as universities adopted online instruction to help stop the spread of coronavirus, a new political wrinkle came with it: Some House candidates, typically Democrats, can usually count on support from students living on college campuses in their districts — but many of those students are now living back home.

For Representative Elissa Slotkin of Michigan, a Democrat who beat an incumbent Republican in 2018 and flipped the Eighth Congressional District blue for the first time in 20 years, the switch to largely virtual teaching means the potential loss of thousands of reliably Democratic voters at Michigan State University in East Lansing.

In a House district that was decided last time by 13,098 votes out of more than 340,000 ballots cast, the loss of any votes this year keeps Ms. Slotkin up at night. She can no longer pitch herself to a captive audience of students hanging

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A Masters unlike any other could be most challenging of Tiger Woods’ career

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – Tiger Woods is less than a month away from his 23rd start at the Masters which, for a monsoon of reasons, may prove to be his most challenging trip down Magnolia Lane.

He’s the defending champion. He’s won five green jackets. He’s still the most intimidating player in the game when he’s coming downhill at Augusta National, even at 44 years old. And, of course, he’s Tiger.

Under normal circumstances, all those things would weigh heavily in Woods’ favor, but it’s painfully obvious to all that these are not normal circumstances.

In April, when the azaleas are ablaze and the pollen thick, Tiger is a finetuned machine, ready for anything following more than two decades of trial and very little error. In the spring, he begins tooling his game during the Florida swing, working on shots, envisioning drives, dialing in his short game. By the

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D1 girls soccer commit leads Edison to win, scores 100th career goal (VIDEO)

With a defender on her back and the keeper trying to cut off her angle, senior Samantha Moxie used her left foot to swiftly send the ball off, and watched as it rolled 15 yards on its way into the side of the net. It was the perfect shot.

It also was the 100th score of Moxie’s career.

The East Carolina commit needed two goals on Tuesday to reach the century mark. She ended up scoring four times, for good measure, and led Edison to a 6-2 victory over Sayreville on Senior Night.

“I went out tonight and I knew it needed to happen,” said Moxie. “This has been a goal of mine since I was a freshman and I’m so happy I accomplished it on Senior Night. It’s been great to be out here with my team this season. We play our hardest and through that hard work I

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Pandemic widens learning gap in education-obsessed S. Korea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — When South Korea began its delayed school year with remote learning in April, that spelled trouble for low-income students who rely on public education, get easily distracted and cannot afford cram schools or tutors used by many in this education-obsessed country.

Students like Han Shin Bi, who struggled to concentrate.

“Online classes were really inconvenient,” said Han, a high school senior in Seoul. “I ended up with a bad grade (in an exam) because I didn’t really focus on studying while online. It was a blow.”

Like legions of other students around the world, kids in South Korea are struggling with remote learning, taking online classes off-and-on from home as the nation battles the coronavirus pandemic.

Experts say the reduced interaction with teachers, digital distractions and technical difficulties are widening the education achievement gap among students in South Korea, leaving those less well off, like

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Maritime Analytics Market Forecast to 2027

The Maritime Analytics market was valued at US$ 894. 28 million in 2019 and is projected to reach US$ 1,833. 50 million by 2027; it is expected to grow at a CAGR of 10. 0% from 2020 to 2027. The growing trend of digital transformation in shipping and maritime industry coupled with increased adoption of connected devices and digital solutions for enhanced productivity are some of the key factors for the global maritime analytics market.

New York, Oct. 20, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — announces the release of the report “Maritime Analytics Market Forecast to 2027 – COVID-19 Impact and Global Analysis by Application and End User ; and Geography” –
However, lack of skilled workforce and cyber security concerns may act as hindering factor for the growth of the market.

Despite some limitations, the rising adoption of maritime analytics among commercial end users and integration of advanced technologies

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Trump down in Lehigh Valley after COVID-19 bout, College poll shows

This is one in a series of stories that are part of Swing County, Swing State, a collaborative project between PennLive’s sister publications, and, that explores Northampton County’s critical role in the upcoming presidential election.

In a critical swing region in the battleground state of Pennsylvania, former Vice President Joe Biden holds a 7 point lead over President Donald Trump in the race, according to a new Franklin & Marshall College poll of likely voters in the 7th Congressional District.

Biden is ahead of Trump 51% to 44% in the district, which covers Lehigh and Northampton counties and a sliver of Monroe County. Franklin & Marshall’s September statewide poll shows Biden leading Trump, 49% to 40% among registered voters and 48% to 42% among likely voters.

With just two weeks before the election, only 3% of voters report that they’re undecided. Trump won the state’s riches

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