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United States Secretary of Education

The United States secretary of education is the head of the United States Department of Education. The secretary advises the president of the United States, the federal government, on federal policies and activities related to all education in the United States; as a member of the president's Cabinet, the secretary is fifteenth in the line of succession to the presidency. The current, 11th, secretary of education is Betsy DeVos, nominated by President Donald Trump and approved by the United States Senate on February 7, 2017; the United States secretary of education is a member of the president's Cabinet and is the fifteenth in the United States presidential line of succession. This secretary deals with federal influence over education policy, heads the United States Department of Education; the secretary is advised by the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity, an advisory committee, on "matters related to accreditation and to the eligibility and certification process for institutions of higher education."

Prior to the creation of the Department of Education in 1979, Education was part of the ambit of the Department of Health and Welfare. Parties Democratic Republican Status As of March 2020, there are eight living former secretaries of education, the oldest being Lauro Cavazos; the most recent secretary of Education to die was Shirley Hufstedler on March 30, 2016. The most serving secretary to die was Terrel Bell on June 22, 1996. Official website

Warrior (character class)

Warrior is a common character class found in many role-playing games. This class is popularly referred to as the Fighter, as in Dungeons & Dragons; the class is may sometimes be referred to as a Knight or Bruiser, although in some games Knight is a separate class with a more defensive or support based aspect. Warrior character's skills are centered around strength and physical combat with a wide variety of melee weapons, the ability to survive while tanking for the group at the cost of agility or range. To aid in this, they can use of some of the most powerful armor and weaponry in the game; as such, a Warrior is a well-rounded physical combatant, but because of the class's reliance on heavy plate armor and expensive weaponry, the cost of managing the Warrior's equipment is very high. In some games, the Warrior may be able to learn basic magic, but its capabilities in this field are somewhat limited. Avalon: The Legend Lives, a text based multi-player role playing game was the first to offer a developed skills and profession system of which the first player and profession was Zaphod of the Warriors renamed the Knights in November 1989.

It has four iterations of the profession in each of its four player driven cities, The Warriors, Knights and Cavaliers. This, along with the mage, is Avalon's most ancient profession and remains its simplest to learn to a suitable level where the knight will be able to fight competently and be an effective force in any larger canvas battle; the class lacks the subtlety of other combat-orientated skillsets, but many players accept that drawback in exchange for the simplicity and speed of the knight's progress. In EverQuest II, a Fighter is the archetype for melee classes that specialize in leading combat and taking the brunt of the damage in groups; these classes include Crusaders and Warriors. The Warrior and/or Knight has appeared in the following games in the Final Fantasy series: Final Fantasy Final Fantasy III Final Fantasy V Final Fantasy X-2 Final Fantasy Tactics Final Fantasy Tactics Advance Final Fantasy XI The Warrior can be reasonably described as one of the most basic character archetypes in the Final Fantasy series.

As a result, there are numerous characters who have appeared throughout the history of the franchise that can be considered analogous to the Fighter. Some of these characters include Firion, Cloud Strife, Squall Leonhart, Adelbert Steiner, Tidus. In Dungeons & Dragons the fighter is a weapons-oriented warrior class; the fighter is an adept warrior who fights using skill and tactics. Similar character classes are the paladin, ranger and cavalier. Fighter was one of the three classes in the original Dungeons & Dragons game called "fighting man". In the 3rd edition of the Dungeons & Dragons game, fighters get bonus feats at every even-numbered level, giving a 20th level fighter more feats than any other character class of equivalent levels; the class covers a huge variety of professions, from knights to bandits. There is a class in Dungeons & Dragons called "warrior", but it is not intended for the player characters, as it is a weakened version of the fighter class, it is used for non-player characters such as the like.

This is in opposition to some games – such as certain installments of the Final Fantasy series – where a "fighter" character can upgrade into a "warrior." The warrior class in World of Warcraft fills both the roles of damage. The warrior has the widest array of weapons to choose from in the game, being able to equip every weapon type in the game except for wands. Warriors, alongside Paladins and Death Knights, are the only classes that can equip Plate armor, the heaviest armor type in the game. Warriors can use a wide array of combat skills depending on their specific roles in a fight. Arms and Protection are the Warrior's specializations. With the release of the third expansion, the warrior class became available to Blood Elves along with the two newly introduced playable races of Worgen and Goblins, making it possible to play a warrior from any of the thirteen playable races. League of Legends has champions with an attribute called "fighter" who specialize in dealing and receiving heavy amounts of damage at the cost of being less mobile than the usual roles.

Fighters are physical damage dealers, although a few champions are classified as "fighters" despite dealing magic damage. They are played in the jungle or in the "Top" lane, examples include Garen and Rumble. Dragon Quest III has both a "warrior" class; the latter is equivalent to the fighters and warriors found in other games, but the former is instead a martial arts class, similar to the D&D monk. In the Fire Emblem series and Warriors both appear as a character class; the Fighter wields only axes. Fighters/Warriors in the Fire Emblem series include the characters Bartre, Boyd and more. Fighters and their promoted form, are characterized by high strength and HP with moderate speed, while lacking in skill and defense; this makes them an easy target for enemy sword-users who are faster and more accurate than Warriors as well as magic-users such as Sages or Bi

Legend of the Eight Immortals

Legend of the Eight Immortals is a Singaporean television series based on stories about the Eight Immortals in Chinese mythology and adapted from the Ming dynasty novel Dong You Ji by Wu Yuantai. Produced by the Television Corporation of Singapore in collaboration with two mainland Chinese companies, the series had cast members from Singapore, Hong Kong and mainland China, it was first aired in Singapore on TCS Channel 8 from 26 November 1998 to 6 January 1999. The Universe is under threat by a demonic cult led by Tongtian Jiaozhu; the Jade Emperor, the supreme ruler of Heaven, orders Immortal Donghua to find seven other worthy beings and form a team known as the Eight Immortals to counter the cult. After the first five members – Tieguai Li, Han Zhongli, Zhang Guolao, Lan Caihe and He Xiangu – have joined, Donghua chooses to undergo reincarnation to help the remaining two members – Han Xiangzi and Cao Guojiu – achieve immortality faster, he serves as the team leader. However, he has to overcome his romantic entanglements with Peony Fairy because romance between immortals is forbidden by Heaven's laws.

At one point, Tongtian Jiaozhu implants a "blood curse" in Lü Dongbin which causes the latter to lose control of his senses and go rogue. Tongtian Jiaozhu is betrayed and killed by his treacherous follower, who absorbs his powers. Pangolin, who has a crush on He Xiangu, cleverly manipulates the Eight Immortals and causes them to turn against each other and sow discord between them and other deities; the Eight Immortals combine their strengths to defeat Pangolin and the evil forces and bring peace to the Universe. Eight ImmortalsSteve Ma as Lü Dongbin, the leader of the Eight Immortals. Ma portrayed Immortal Donghua, Lü Dongbin's previous avatar, he voluntarily undergoes reincarnation into the human world to find the remaining immortals-to-be and help them attain immortality faster. Jacelyn Tay as He Xiangu, an apprentice of Jiutian Guanyin. Jerry Chang as Han Xiangzi, Han Yu's nephew. Chang portrayed Fei Zhangfang, Han Xiangzi's previous avatar, he was filial to his mother but impulsive and stubborn.

Deborah Sim as Lan Caihe, a street performer who becomes an immortal with Sun Wukong's help. He was the Barefoot Immortal in his previous life. Ling Xiao as Zhang Guolao, an eccentric Taoist who becomes an immortal after consuming rare herbs. Lin Yisheng as Tieguai Li, an apprentice of Taishang Laojun and the first to join the team. Mak Hiu-wai as Han Zhongli, a former Han dynasty general who becomes an immortal with Donghua's help. Hong Junrui as the Cowherd Boy, Han Zhongli's previous avatar, he was sent to be reincarnated into the human world as punishment after carelessly allowing Taishang Laojun's divine bull to escape and cause trouble. Li Haijie as Cao Guojiu, the maternal uncle of a Song dynasty emperor and the last to join the team. OthersPhyllis Quek as Bai Mudan, a maiden whom Lü Dongbin is destined to have romantic entanglements with, she becomes an obstacle to his quest to unite the Eight Immortals because he is forced to choose between his romance with her and his allegiance to his team.

Quek portrayed Peony Fairy, Bai Mudan's previous avatar. She was banished to the human world for breaking Heaven's laws. Yvonne Lim as Long San, the Dragon King's third daughter, revealed to be an offspring of the Evil Dragon and Chunying, she transforms herself to look like Zhenniang. Lim portrayed Zhenniang, Fei Zhangfang's mute but virtuous wife. Xie Shaoguang as Pangolin, a treacherous demon who has a crush on He Xiangu, he betrays Tongtian Jiaozhu, absorbs his powers, commit several atrocities in his attempt to destroy Lü Dongbin and the other Immortals and have He Xiangu for himself. Hong Huifang as Chunying, the widow of the Evil Dragon and Long San's mother, she used to be one of Tongtian Jiaozhu's deputies and committed several wicked deeds in her bid to kill Lü Dongbin and avenge her husband. However, she repents after she is touched by her daughter's filial piety and returns to the path of goodness. Tracer Wong as Tree Demoness, one of Tongtian Jiaozhu's deputies, she has an affair with Pangolin.

Huang Shinan as Tongtian Jiaozhu, Taishang Laojun's evil junior who formed a demonic cult to challenge Heaven. Vincent Ng as Sun Wukong, the protagonist in Journey to the West, now known as the "Fighting Victorious Buddha" after completing the quest to obtain the Buddhist scriptures, he is a ally of the Eight Immortals. Ng portrayed Sun Ying, the Six Eared Macaque's son and Sun Wukong's apprentice, he has a crush on Long San and relentlessly tries to win her heart. Ding Lan as Guanyin, the Bodhisattva of compassion and mercy, she shows up to help the Immortals. Yang Dawei as Jade Emperor, the supreme ruler and patriarch of Heaven. Li Yinzhu as Queen Mother of Heaven, the matriarch of Heaven. Dai Peng as Taishang Laojun, one of the Three Pure Ones. Yan Bingliang as Dragon King of the East Sea, the ruler of all marine beings in the East Sea. Wang Yanbin as Erlang Shen, the three-eyed warrior deity who serves as a general under the Jade Emperor. Hong Shihu as Dragon Crown Prince, the Dragon King's eldest son.

Chen Tianwen as the Evil Dragon, slain by Immortal Donghua in the opening scene. Zhou Quanxi as Turtle Premier, the premier of the Dragon King's marine kingdom. Zheng Youguo portrayed the Buddha. Wang Xiuyun as Fei Zhangfang's mother Yang Yue as Yama, the ruler of the Underworld. Eight Immortals Legend of the Eight Immortals on MediaCorp's website

Hatikva Quarter

Hatikva Quarter is a working class neighbourhood in southeastern Tel Aviv, Israel. The quarter was founded in 1935, named for "Mount Hope", a farm built in 1855 by Protestant Prussian and American immigrants. Almira Steinbeck, who left the farm with her family, was the grandmother of John Steinbeck, it became part of the Tel Aviv municipal area after the 1948 Arab–Israeli War. Bnei Yehuda Tel Aviv football club played at the Hatikva Neighborhood Stadium until moving to Bloomfield Stadium; the headquarters of the Israeli Labor Party is located there. The Shevah Mofet school is located on the site of the Steinbeck farm house. Ofra Haza and actress Tomer Kapon and television actor Goel Ratzon Neighborhoods of Tel Aviv

Harry P. Dees

Harry Porter Dees was an American lawyer best known for his expertise in business law, healthcare law and labor law. His most notable case, International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace & Agricultural Implement Workers Of America, AFL-CIO v. Hoosier Cardinal Corp. was argued in front of the United States Supreme Court in 1966. His victory for Hoosier Cardinal Corp. set a precedent for the application of statutes of limitations in labor relations cases and laid the foundation for his career. The importance of Dees' case is underscored by the vast number of references to its holding; this case has been cited in over 1,000 federal court and administrative agency opinions. In fact, every federal circuit court of appeal in the U. S. and countless state courts and administrative agencies have cited Dees' case. The case has been cited over 20 times by the U. S. Supreme Court alone; this case continues to have an undeniable impact in both U. S. academia and the courtroom: it has been discussed in over 100 law review journals, as as 2012, as well as several hundred briefs and motions filed throughout U.

S. courts. Harry Dees was born on June 4, 1912, in Oklahoma and moved to Owensboro, where he lived with his grandparents, his grandfather, M. N. Porter, trained mules and trained and raced thoroughbreds, spurring young Harry's lifelong interest in the sport of horse racing. Upon graduating from Owensboro High School, Harry enrolled in the University of Kentucky and graduated from the UK School of Law in 1935. Harry Dees began his legal career in 1935 as an attorney working for Isidor N. Kahn in Evansville, Indiana. In 1942, at age 30, Dees volunteered for the US Navy, serving during World War II and stationed in the Solomon Islands. After his release from the Navy, he returned to work with Mr. Kahn, becoming a partner in the firm in 1945. From the time he was 16 until he died at 91, Harry attended every Kentucky Derby except those when he was serving in World War II. By 1993 he had attended races at 35 tracks in 18 states, in addition to tracks in a number of foreign countries. At his death he was remembered in Kentucky horse racing circles for having attended more Kentucky Derby races than any other patron.

Harry Dees maintained a 70-year association with Kahn, Donovan, & Kahn, LLP until his death on January 27, 2004

Priyanka Gandhi

Priyanka Gandhi known by her married name Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, is an Indian politician and the general secretary of the All India Congress Committee in charge of Eastern Uttar Pradesh. She is the daughter of Rajiv Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi, sister of Rahul Gandhi, granddaughter of Feroze and Indira Gandhi, making her a member of the politically prominent Nehru-Gandhi family, she is a trustee of Rajiv Gandhi Foundation. Priyanka Gandhi studied at Convent of Jesus & Mary, she obtained a bachelor's degree in Psychology from Jesus and Mary College, University of Delhi, a master's degree in Buddhist studies in 2010. Gandhi had visited her mother's and brother's constituencies of Rae Bareilly and Amethi where she dealt with the people directly, she is a popular figure in the constituency, drawing large crowds everywhere. In the 2004 Indian general election, she was her mother's campaign manager and helped supervise her brother Rahul Gandhi's campaign. In the 2007 Uttar Pradesh assembly elections, while Rahul Gandhi managed the statewide campaign, she focused on the ten seats in the Amethi Rae Bareilly region, spending two weeks there trying to quell considerable infighting within the party workers over seat allocations..

On January 23, 2019, Priyanka Gandhi formally entered politics, being appointed the Congress' General Secretary in charge of the eastern part of Uttar Pradesh. She is married to a businessman from Delhi; the wedding took place at the Gandhi home, 10 Janpath, on 18 February 1997 in a traditional Hindu ceremony. They have two children, she follows Buddhist philosophy and practices Vipassanā. List of political families Nehru-Gandhi family