Simply giving cash with a few strings attached could be one of the most promising ways to reduce poverty and insecurity in the developing world. Today, over 63 countries have at least one such program. So-called conditional cash transfers (CCT) improve people’s lives over the long term.

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One does not simply shove elephants on a ballet shoe point and call it an acceptable measure of pressure

Reg Standards Bureau A bizarre American website has come up with a new way of measuring pressure by referring to the weight of elephants delivered through the area of a ballet shoe. Frankly we’re baffled. To wit: a team of Australian scientists working on ways of making artificial diamonds for industrial drill tips figured out…Continue Reading

‘Simply wrong’: Pennsylvania governor hits out at Trump lawsuit to stop votes being counted

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has called the Trump campaign’s lawsuit which seeks to stop the counting of ballots “simply wrong”, while promising to “fight like hell” to protect every Pennsylvanian citizen’s vote.“It goes against the most basic principles of our democracy. It takes away the right of every American citizen to cast their vote and…Continue Reading