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A unit of length equivalent to four inches. It is used in the sale and use of horses.
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The cash hand-out scheme which was originally approved to compensate for increased prices on basic goods as a result of the country's subsidies removal scheme starting in November 2010 was paid to those who had applied; this included about 70 million out of Iran's 78 million population.
Scarce resources should be directed towards the delivery of basic services - not hand-outs to inefficient management companies.
As the receipt of cash hand-outs has become a politically, socially and economically sensitive is- sue, analysts are waiting for the government's future actions regarding further restructuring of the cash hand-out scheme and the possible elimination of a higher income families and individuals from the payment list.
There will always be people who will need hand-outs even in rich countries like the United States.
A source said: "They've always refused hand-outs from Gareth.
Farm Africa is a different kind of charity that is working to end this, not through more food aid and hand-outs but instead by giving African farmers the skills and knowhow they need so they can grow enough food for their families - and have extra to sell at market.
Dependency does not promote gratitude, all they feel is that the hand-outs are never sufficient for their needs.
With the latest news on the BBC being released to the public, it is very worrying to know that the management and people at the top, are pre-fixing their hand-outs, bonus payments and gold plated pension pots at exceptionally high amounts - all at the expense of the public.
Even after the figures have been adjusted for inflation, the hand-outs they receive are pitiful - and some discover that in 1949 they wouldn't have been entitled to anything at all.
If you are like us, you are wondering how Lindsay was paying her legal fees, because last we checked she was broke, living in a friend's NYC penthouse rent-free, and needed hand-outs from Charlie Sheen to pay her taxes.
Also, the recent proposal that only the first two children will receive state hand-outs.
At the hand-over, Hon Clara Bohitile, Deputy Chairman on the hotel's board said the children at this special school have the same rights as able-bodied or privileged children and therefore deserved hand-outs every now and then.