George Michael dies: Stars pay tribute

Sir Elton John “I am in deep shock. I have lost a beloved friend – the kindest, most generous soul and a brilliant artist. My heart goes out to his family and all of his fans. @GeorgeMichael #RIP” Wham! bandmate Andrew Ridgeley “Me, his loved ones, his friends, the world of music, the world at large. 4ever loved. A xx” Image copyrightPAImage captionAndrew Ridgeley (left) and George Michael during their glory days in 1985 Madonna “Another Great Artist leaves us.” Boy George “I am thinking of @GeorgeMichael’s family, friends and…

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George Michael: Tributes for pop superstar

Tributes have poured in from across the world for singer George Michael, who has died at his home at the age of 53. Former Wham! bandmate Andrew Ridgeley said he was “heartbroken at the loss of my beloved friend”, while Sir Elton John mourned a “brilliant artist”. Paul Young, who performed on the Band Aid hit Do They Know it’s Christmas? with Michael, told the BBC his voice “cuts straight through your heart”. Michael’s publicist said he had died peacefully at his Oxfordshire home. His manager, Michael Lippman, said the…

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Michael & Susan Dell Foundation pumps $1mn into Shiksha Fina

Chennai-based school financing company Shiksha Financial Services India Private Limited has today raised $1 million (Rs 6.7 crore) from the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation in a round that also saw participation from the Aspada Investment Advisors. Incorporated in 2014, Shiksha Finance is an award-winning NBFC that provides loans in the range of Rs 5 lakh– Rs 1 crore to affordable private schools, as well as smaller loans to middle- and lower-income families that find it difficult to fund their children’s education. They finance school-going children from kindergarten to Class XII,…

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Michael & Susan Dell Foundation pumps $1mn into Shiksha Finance

Chennai-based school financing company Shiksha Financial Services India Private Limited has today raised $1 million (Rs 6.7 crore) from the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation in a round that also saw participation from the Aspada Investment Advisors. Incorporated in 2014, Shiksha Finance is an award-winning NBFC that provides loans in the range of Rs 5 lakh– Rs 1 crore to affordable private schools, as well as smaller loans to middle- and lower-income families that find it difficult to fund their children’s education. They finance school-going children from kindergarten to Class XII,…

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THE DISRUPTIVE CAREER OF MICHAEL FLYNN, TRUMP’S NATIONAL-SECURITY ADVISER

The first time I met Michael Flynn, whom President-elect Donald Trump tapped last week to be his national-security adviser, he was wearing the Army’s weekend uniform—a baggy polo shirt and khaki pants—and swinging his Blackberry around like a cowboy would his revolver. It was the late summer of 2008, at a Washington cocktail party hosted by Flynn’s boss, Admiral Michael Mullen, who was then the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Flynn was Mullen’s top intelligence guy. “Look at this!” Flynn said, holding up his phone so that I…

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The 5 Maximum Michael Scott Things Your Boss Has Ever Said (Or Completed)

Although The Workplace has officially been off the air for a few years now, that doesn’t mean that our lives are absolutely with out Michael Scott, the salesman-turned-boss of Dunder Mifflin Paper Organisation. In step with Reddit, there are a whole lot of humans out there who work for bosses who should without problems be flawed for Michael Scott. See for yourself what Redditors say is the Maximum Michael Scott factor their boss has ever Stated or Carried out to them at paintings. Do any of those sound like your…

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