Teacher’s union boss courts GOP, key Hispanic groups in bid for Biden’s education secretary pick

The former president of the nation’s largest teachers union is working to lock up support from Republican senators and Hispanic leaders in her bid to be picked as Education secretary, according to officials familiar with the talks.

a close up of Lily Eskelsen García who is smiling at the camera: Lily Eskelsen García speaks at a news conference.

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Lily Eskelsen García speaks at a news conference.

Lily Eskelsen García is expected to score the backing of more than 40 Hispanic groups finalizing a letter endorsing her for the position this week. She has also strategized in recent weeks with Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), the retiring chair of the Senate committee that oversees education and himself a former Education secretary.

“We’ve talked with her and gave her advice on how to get bipartisan support,” said David Cleary, Alexander’s chief of staff and veteran of education policy on Capitol Hill. “There’s a good argument to be made for Lily.”

The National Hispanic Leadership Agenda, a collection of more

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Manchester City boss Guardiola hopes Messi ends career at Barcelona

(Reuters) – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said he is unsure what the future holds for Lionel Messi but hopes as a Barcelona fan that the Argentine forward will remain at the La Liga club until the end of his career.

Pep Guardiola wearing a suit and tie standing in front of a crowd: FILE PHOTO: Manchester City v FC Barcelona - UEFA Champions League Group Stage - Group C

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FILE PHOTO: Manchester City v FC Barcelona – UEFA Champions League Group Stage – Group C

Guardiola, who has guided City to two Premier League titles, three League Cups and the FA Cup following his arrival in 2016, signed a new two-year deal on Thursday that will keep him in charge until the end of the 2022-23 season.

The former Barca manager’s extension at City has opened up the possibility of a reunion with Messi in England, with the player in the last year of his current contract in Spain having unsuccessfully tried to leave the club in the close season.

“Messi’s a player for Barcelona.

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Lionel Messi: Man City boss Pep Guardiola wants forward to end career at Barcelona

Barcelona's Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi has spent his whole career with Barcelona having joined the club aged 13

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says he wants Lionel Messi to finish his career at Barcelona.

Guardiola signed a two-year contract extension with City on Thursday and was immediately linked with his ex-player, who came close to moving last summer.

Messi’s contract ends next summer and he could sign pre-contract terms with any club outside Spain from 1 January.

Guardiola said: “Messi is a Barcelona player. I said it a thousand times. As a fan, I want Leo to finish there.”

Argentine playmaker Messi had looked set to join City after putting in a transfer request in August, only for Barcelona’s then-president Josep Maria Bartomeu to block the transfer.

Bartomeu then resigned in October but Messi’s future remains uncertain.

“His contract finishes this year [season] and I don’t know what will happen in his mind,”

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Education Secretary Pick: From Betsy DeVos to Union Boss? | Politics

The reason president-elect Joe Biden has for nominating as his education secretary the president or former president of one of the national teachers unions is as easy to understand as the reason he has for not doing that.

The next education secretary will have a monumental task at hand in getting more than 50 million children back in schools for in-person learning during a pandemic, and Biden needs someone with experience organizing and rallying millions, someone who already knows the mechanisms of Washington and the major players in Congress, as well as the state education chiefs and big-city superintendents.

Yet in a hyper-partisan political landscape, choosing a union boss risks sowing further division in the wake of the most divisive education secretary in the history of the Education Department – this from a president-elect who ran on the promise of restoring the soul of the nation and unifying the country

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The Long-Term Impact Our Boss Has On Our Career

That luck plays a significant part in our career is increasingly evident. For instance, research from Harvard has shown that we’re judged more harshly for failing under the most extreme of circumstances than we are by succeeding in the most benign.

Indeed, research from the University of Catania suggests that luck is often more influential than talent in the accumulation of wealth. Indeed, talent was found to be one of the least important factors. Which perhaps makes a study from the University of Colorado at Boulder seem quite sensible when it shows that it’s logical to pay lucky CEOs more than unlucky ones. As Napolean was famously believed to have said, it’s better to have a lucky general than a good one.

Generous bosses

New research from the University of Rochester reveals that luck can have a similarly enduring effect

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This is the No. 1 sign of a boss you don’t want to work for, says career expert

During job interviews, candidates spend too much time trying to understand the specific responsibilities of a position, instead of what it will be like to work for the direct supervisor.

But no matter how qualified you are for a position, you’ll have a hard time advancing in your career if you don’t have a healthy relationship of trust and respect with your direct manager.

While you’ll never truly know a person until you start working for them, there is one question you can ask during the interview to get a sense of a boss’ leadership style and work principles:

“Can you tell me about the most successful person you ever hired, and what they did that impressed you?”

Let’s say you’re interviewing at a company that claims to prize work-life balance, but then hear: “The best person I ever hired was Jim. He was one of our hardest-working sales employees;

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Liverpool boss Klopp pleased Sakho has erased ‘mark’ against his career

(Reuters) – Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp said the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) apology to Crystal Palace’s Mamadou Sakho for a drugs ban in 2016 was long overdue but that he was pleased the French defender had finally cleared his name.

Mamadou Sakho throwing a ball: Premier League - Chelsea v Crystal Palace

Premier League – Chelsea v Crystal Palace

a man wearing a uniform and holding a gun: Champions League - Group D - Atalanta v Liverpool

Champions League – Group D – Atalanta v Liverpool

The Crystal Palace centre back, who was a Liverpool player at the time, was investigated by UEFA and given a provisional 30-day ban in April 2016 after he tested positive for the fat burner Higenamine.

Sakho missed that year’s Europa League final against Sevilla and Euro 2016 as a result, but UEFA dismissed the doping case against him in July and later confirmed that Higenamine had not been on WADA’s list of prohibited substances at the time.

A lawyer for WADA apologised to Sakho in open court in

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Spelunky 2 Patch Changes Olmec Boss Fight And Makes Dozens Of Fixes

Spelunky 2 has had another update, and it’s made some big changes that will make some parts of the game a little easier, and others, perhaps, a little harder. Patch 1.15.0 is now available on Steam and PS4. The biggest changes have been applied to the Olmec boss fight, although whether they help you beat the fight or not will depend on how you usually fight it.

The Olmec boss fight has been tweaked so that the boss will now only throw bombs at a player when they are below him. This means that bombs are only thrown when they might do some damage, which could make it harder to take Olmec down. However, the floaters sent out by the boss have had their HP reduced down to 1HP, so they’ll be easier to take down now.

Layer doors have also been added on the right in Olmec’s level.


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