Week 6 games that will impact the College Football Playoff

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For the moment, the College Football Playoff picture is the exclusive property of two conferences. That will change in a couple of weeks when the Big Ten kicks off, but for now the SEC and ACC have the spotlight to themselves with the Big 12 still struggling to find its footing.

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Week 6 offers a solid lineup of games in both the SEC and ACC with the top four teams in the Amway Coaches Poll all facing intriguing matchups that could boost or hurt their title chances.

Here are this week’s five games with the most potential impact on the playoff race.

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No. 7 Miami (Fla.) at No. 1 Clemson

Saturday, 7:30 p.m. ET, ABC

There’s a generally accepted narrative among college football pundits that Clemson, in addition to having championship-quality talent, has an easier path to the playoff as a member of the ACC than its counterparts from the SEC. But the Tigers’ conference appears to be significantly deeper this year, and this home date against the surging Hurricanes will begin to test that thesis.

Miami will come to Clemson well rested after doing whatever it wanted to against hapless Florida State two weeks ago. Transfer QB D’Eriq King has made an immediate impact, accounting for nearly 300 yards of total offense per game. He’ll want to steer clear of freshmen Myles Murphy and Bryan Bresee, who have emerged quickly as the next big stars on the Clemson defensive line. Tigers QB Trevor Lawrence was efficient if not flashy in last week’s victory against Virginia as he stayed pick-free in 2020. DBs Amari Carter and Bubba


Prince Harry, Meghan Markle to speak with Malala Yousafzai about COVID-19’s impact on girls’ education

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Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle, are scheduled to appear in a video Sunday with activist and Nobel Prize winner Malala Yousafzai to discuss the barriers facing girls in their access to education around the world amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle looking at a cell phone: Prince Harry, Meghan Markle to speak with Malala Yousafzai about COVID-19's impact on girls' education

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Prince Harry, Meghan Markle to speak with Malala Yousafzai about COVID-19’s impact on girls’ education

According to The Associated Press, the conversation will be published on the Malala Fund’s YouTube channel and website in celebration of International Day of the Girl Child.

The United Nations declared Oct. 11 as International Day of the Girl in 2011 to promote girls’ rights and address obstacles young women face across the world.

The Malala Fund, founded in 2013 by Yousafzai and her father, Ziauddin Yousafzai, is an international nonprofit organization partnering with girls education initiatives in various countries, including Afghanistan, Brazil and India.

Research by the Malala Fund suggests that approximately 20 million secondary-school-aged girls may never return to classrooms once schools reopen after the coronavirus pandemic ends.

Since moving to California and cutting financial ties with the British monarchy, Prince Harry and Markle have become increasingly vocal on political and social issues, with the couple saying in a September video that U.S. voters need to “reject hate speech” and “misinformation” ahead of the November election.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex also published a joint op-ed in London’s Evening Standard last week, calling for an end to “structural racism.” The couple wrote that “untapped potential will never get to be realized” if structural racism continues to exist in Britain and around the world.

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New Asteroid With Non-Zero Earth Impact Probability Added To ESA Risk List

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  • The ESA has included a new asteroid (2020 OB) in its Risk List
  • 2020 OB has a non-zero impact probability with Earth and is set to make its next close approach on 2051
  • A new “minimoon” has entered Earth’s orbit and will stay until April 2021

The European Space Agency has included a new asteroid to its Risk List, a catalogue of space objects with a non-zero impact probability with Earth has been detected.

The object, known as 2020 OB, was discovered back in July and scored only a moderate value in the Palermo scale — a scale that enables Near-Earth Object specialists to categorize and prioritize potential impact risks on Earth. However, the addition of more thorough observations made in September has resulted to 2020 OB increasing its risk rating, now taking the fourth spot on ESA’s Risk List. 

According to ESA’s data, the predicted impact date — should it ever hit Earth — will be on July 23, 2116 at 5:35 a.m. EDT. It has an approximate diameter of 60 meters or 196 feet. This height is about half as tall as the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt. This asteroid is also classified as an Apollo asteroid, due to its Earth-crossing orbit. It is set to make its next close approach to Earth on July 30, 2051. 

It is, however, common for asteroids to be added and then removed from the list following more research. The non-zero impact probability ratings also do not guarantee collision with Earth.

NASA Orbits of Potentially Hazardous Asteroids PHA This graphic shows the orbits of all the known Potentially Hazardous Asteroids PHAs, numbering over 1,400 as of early 2013. Photo: NASA/JPL-Caltech

In other news, the Pan-STARRS 1 Telescope in Hawaii has recently discovered a new NEO with an orbit similar to the Earth’s. The object, now called


Private Tutoring Market in US Will Showcase Positive Impact During 2020-2024 | Emphasis on STEM Education to Boost the Market Growth

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Technavio has been monitoring the private tutoring market in US and it is poised to grow by USD 6.26 billion during 2020-2024, progressing at a CAGR of over 6% during the forecast period. The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current market scenario, latest trends and drivers, and the overall market environment.

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Technavio has announced its latest market research report titled Private Tutoring Market in US 2020-2024 (Graphic: Business Wire)

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The market is fragmented, and the degree of fragmentation will accelerate during the forecast period. Chegg Inc., Club Z! Inc., Growing Stars Inc., Huntington Mark LLC, John Wiley & Sons Inc., MindLaunch Coaching, Pearson Plc, Sylvan Learning LLC, Varsity Tutors LLC, and Wyzant Inc. are some of the major market participants. To make the most of the opportunities, market vendors should focus more on the growth prospects in the fast-growing segments, while maintaining their positions in the slow-growing segments.

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Emphasis on STEM education has been instrumental in driving the growth of the market. However, the availability of open-source material might hamper market growth.

Technavio’s custom research reports offer detailed insights on the impact of COVID-19 at an industry level, a regional


College football Week 5 games with playoff impact led by Georgia-Auburn

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SportsPulse: Mackenzie Salmon connected with Texas QB Sam Ehlinger after their crazy comeback win over Texas Tech. Ehlinger also detailed how team is combating COVID and the challenges of college athletes face during the pandemic.


Usually, by the time October arrives we have a pretty good idea how the race for the College Football Playoff is taking shape. As we all know, of course, there is nothing usual about 2020. So it is that as the calendar turns, many of the projected contenders have taken the field just once or maybe twice, and some will not do so for several weeks.

We should know a bit more after this weekend, however, as the heat gets turned up in the SEC, the No. 1 team returns to action, and the Big 12 favorites try to stay alive. Here are the five games with the most potential impact on the playoff picture.

No. 7 Auburn at No. 4 Georgia

Saturday, 7:30 p.m. ET, ESPN

This traditional rivalry usually takes place later in the year, but it is upon us quickly with both teams looking to stay in the top 10.

The Bulldogs’ offense took way too long to get in gear at Arkansas. Help might be on its way with QB JT Daniels now cleared for contact, but coach Kirby Smart stopped short of naming him the starter this week. Georgia would like to establish RB Zamir White first, but LB K.J. Britt and the Auburn front will have other ideas. Tigers QB Bo Nix delivered when needed in the opening win against Kentucky, with a lot of help from WR Seth Williams. But Nix’s completion rate continues to hover around the 60% mark, and S Richard LeCounte and the Bulldogs’ secondary want to make sure that number does

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