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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.
In the weeks following the Iranian New Year, the Iranian government initiated a campaign to per- suade the wealthier classes of society to refrain from registering for direct cash hand-outs which were provided under the first phase of the sub- sidies removal scheme implemented
She added: "The responsibility for this situation lies fairly and squarely at the door of the Government's draconian asylum legislation, which will leaves asylum seekers homeless, hungry and begging for hand-outs.
Where do you stop with all the hand-outs of honours which belittles the honours system?
Let us only admit migrants to our shores who have something positive to help our economy and not just to sponge on our hand-outs.
None of the crew have been paid since their arrest and are having to live off hand-outs.
CHANCELLOR George Osborne's austerity medicine for hard-pushed families is in stark contrast to almost PS93billion in hand-outs for big business.
The hand-outs now given by the Department of Social Welfare (Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (PPPP) -Conditional Cash Transfer program) have always been necessary.
Sadly there are still people who regard a life on benets as an easy option and are happy to live on hand-outs. By ensuring long-term benet claimants contribute to their communities, the Government can make sure it gets something in return for the vast sums of public money it spends on benets while ensuring that living long-term o.
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.