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

B/R Experts Answer Biggest College Football Questions for Week 13 | Bleacher Report

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    Alabama WR DeVonta Smith

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    It’s the first weekend after the first unveiling of College Football Playoff Top 25 rankings, which means it’s time to begin the sprint to the finish line.

    Only three weeks remain until conference championship weekend, so time is running out to dethrone Alabama, Notre Dame, Clemson and Ohio State as the presumed CFP quartet. But both Alabama and Notre Dame face a ranked opponent this week. A major shakeup could be on its way.

    Who will win the Iron Bowl and the big Notre Dame-North Carolina game?

    Could Clemson be in some trouble in a rematch from four years ago?

    How will the Heisman front-runners look this weekend?

    Bleacher Report’s college football expertsDavid Kenyon, Adam Kramer, Kerry Miller, Joel Reuter and Brad Shepardhave predictions for each of those questions and more in advance of what should

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Every contender’s chance to reach the College Football Playoff if it wins out

With just a few weeks remaining before College Football Playoff Selection Day, only a few programs truly control their own destiny. For everyone else, it’s a matter of degree.

And the variance in those degrees can be large. The difference between what else needs to happen for Oklahoma to win out and reach the playoff versus, say, what Northwestern needs if it wins out is pretty substantial. But here to help us parse through it all is the Allstate Playoff Predictor, which will run through each team’s chances in the event it wins out. Let’s break them down.

Locks and virtual locks: Alabama (7-0), Notre Dame (8-0), Ohio State (4-0), Florida (6-1)

All of the marquee undefeated programs are obviously in if they win out, and Florida joins them in the over-90% category should it win out and be a one-loss SEC champion. This part is easy — we

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‘The Steph Effect’: Howard University golfers reflect on program Curry created

Edrine Okong grew up in Uganda playing cricket and soccer, like most kids in the African nation, and started attending summer golf camps at age 7.

He also watched basketball on television, admiring Warriors guard Stephen Curry from afar. But golf was Okong’s priority — he caddied for his older brothers, embraced the game’s self-reliance and became skilled enough to come to the U.S. to play at Division II Livingstone College in North Carolina.

Still, he harbored grander ambitions. Then, last year, an unlikely avenue opened: Curry, an avid golfer, donated more than $1 million to create a Division I program at Howard University, one of the country’s most prestigious historically Black colleges.

Okong eventually connected with coach Sam Puryear and transferred to Howard. Now Okong, an honors student in computer information systems, savors his impending chance to play at the college game’s highest level — and he knows who

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Daisuke Takahashi begins ice dance career in ‘very special’ fashion

Daisuke Takahashi, an Olympic medalist and world champion in singles figure skating, began what he hopes is a run to a first Olympics in ice dance on Friday.

Daisuke Takahashi that is standing in the snow

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Takahashi, 34, and partner Kana Muramoto shook their heads in unison in acknowledgement, if not approval, after tallying 64.15 points for the rhythm dance at NHK Trophy in Osaka.

They placed second in a competition that also included Japan’s top two ice dance couples from last season.

Full results are here.

The men’s and women’s free skates and the free dance are Saturday, streaming live and on demand on Peacock Premium. A full TV and streaming schedule is here.

“It is very special to perform for a live audience,” Takahashi said, according to the International Skating Union. “Not everything was the way we hoped and it was not a 100 percent, but the rhythm dance was good. I

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Trump says he’ll leave White House if Electoral College seats Biden

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Thursday that he will leave the White House if the Electoral College formalizes President-Elect Joe Biden’s victory — even as he insisted such a decision would be a “mistake” — as he spent his Thanksgiving renewing baseless claims that “massive fraud” and crooked officials in battleground states caused his election defeat.

“Certainly I will. But you know that,” Trump said Thursday when asked whether he would vacate the building, allowing a peaceful transition of power in January. But Trump — taking questions for the first time since Election Day — insisted that “a lot of things” would happen between now and then that might alter the results.

“This has a long way to go,” Trump said, even though he lost.

The fact that a sitting American president even had to address whether or not he would leave office after losing reelection underscores the extent

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College Football Playoff rankings to be impacted most by these 5 games


USA TODAY Sports’ Paul Myerberg breaks down the latest Amway Coaches Poll.


Thanksgiving weekend ordinarily presents a bountiful feast of tasty college football clashes as the fall season winds down. There aren’t quite as many in this unusual season with some traditional matchups rescheduled, but there are still a number of games on the slate that could affect the national championship picture.

The focus this weekend returns to the ACC, seemingly headed toward a rematch of an earlier instant classic, and to the SEC, where the odds-on favorite faces its in-state foe. Then there’s the Pac-12, trying to present its best case.

Here are the five games that could have the most impact on the quest for the College Football Playoff.

No. 2 Notre Dame at No. 23 North Carolina

Friday, 3:30 p.m. ET, ABC

Notre Dame’s likely reunion with Clemson in the ACC title game is

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Keesler AFB partners with local university to reach new heights > U.S. Air Force > Article Display


The Air Force continuously drives to find innovative ways to modernize and improve the force. Collaboration can stem innovation and expand knowledge, creating a consistent approach of improvement and advancement.

Keesler AFB and Mississippi State University developed a partnership earlier this year to enhance cyber capabilities.

“Our goal is to share ideas and resources,” said Violet Brantley, 81st Training Group training administrator. “By working together, we can learn from each other.”

Throughout 2020, Keesler AFB and MSU have conducted multiple visits, toured the area and tested their capabilities together.

“Cyber is a very fast, evolving field, and it is extremely important to train with currency,” said David Shaw, MSU provost and executive vice president. “We strive to benefit students everywhere, so we must adapt to research findings for security.”

MSU eventually assisted the 81st TRG by collaborating to improve instruction and taught multiple cyber

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University fraternity says Black, gay and Jewish people should be ‘lynched’

A university fraternity in Ontario, Canada, allegedly traded slews of racist and homophobic jabs in a private online chat room. (Stock photograph via Elements Envato)

A fraternity at a Canadian university said that being gay, Black or Jewish is a reason to be “lynched” in an alleged Facebook group chat seething with hateful comments.

Delta Chi members at the University of Windsor, in Ontario, made slews of racist, anti-Black, homophobic and antisemitic barbs in the private chatroom, according to screen captures seen by PinkNews.

According to CBC Canada, the reported comments were exposed by two anti-racism student societies – university chiefs have since denounced the fraternity, calling the messages “disturbing” and “unacceptable”.

University fraternity members allegedly said ‘Black people were better as slaves’

A whistle-blower alleged in an email that members of the Delta Chi referred to Black Lives Matter protesters as “criminals” and “idiots” and: “Talked about

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Amid best stretch of career, Bo Nix not worried about playing perfect against Alabama

Gus Malzahn has often cited last year’s Iron Bowl as the apex of Bo Nix’s freshman campaign.

It wasn’t the most eye-opening performance, statistically, for Nix, but the Auburn quarterback was solid — 15-of-30 passing for 173 yards and a touchdown, with another 44 yards and a touchdown on six carries — and made winning plays during the Tigers’ thrilling 48-45 upset of the Tide at Jordan-Hare Stadium. A year later, the sophomore is in the midst of the best stretch of his young career and is looking back to last season’s experience as he prepares to lead No. 22 Auburn into Bryant-Denny Stadium on Saturday.

“That was a real growing point,” Auburn coach Gus Malzahn said. “As you’ve got a freshman quarterback always learning as we go. He ended up playing one of his best games in the Iron Bowl, and sometimes at home, especially for young players, there’s

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Gonzaga fights off Kansas as coach Mark Few gets 600th career win



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Coming into the 2020 Fort Myers Tip-Off, everyone knew the best game of the men’s college tournament would be the first: No. 2 Gonzaga versus No. 5 Kansas.

As expected, it was a competitive matchup. The Zags eventually pulled away and defeated the Jayhawks 102-90 thanks to a dominant shooting performance, with five players reaching double-figures. Drew Timme led the way with 25 points for the Zags, while Miles Garrett had 22 for Kansas.

For Mark Few, it was career win No. 600. Few, 57, has been the coach at Gonzaga since 1999.

“From the first one to this one, it’s never been about me,” Few said. “It’s been about the guys, the unbelievable group I’ve been able to coach throughout these 22 years or whatever it’s been. It’s also been the people I’ve been able to coach with. It’s been

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