Damian Radcliffe

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About time too!

In Daily Links on August 23, 2010 at 5:21 pm

I’m a hoarder. Plain and simple. I hoard everything from books to CDs, tp clothes I honestly believe that I will one day be able to fit into once more.

Above all I like to hoard snippets of information about a whole manner of things which I don’t want to forget.

Until now, I’ve carried around scraps of paper (including many backs of envelopes) , physical notebooks and random pages ripped out of newspapers or magazines. In fact I am looking at a pile of them now.

Deciding that ‘the cloud’ must be a better – more useful, accessible, paperless – way to store this information I’ve finally sat down to create this blog.

Primarily it’s a place for me to store information that I want to come back to at some juncture, be that for work or play.

I’m seldom going to express views on what’s here, but where I do, suffice to say they are my own views and not those of my employer.

Hopefully, in time, this will be a useful resource for others, as well as myself. If so, then I’m happy to have helped!

Damian

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BWPI Poverty Blog

In Daily Links on June 29, 2010 at 11:50 am

BWPI (Brookes World Poverty Institute based in Manchester) has set up a blog where BWPI researchers can disseminate their research, raise awareness of poverty-related news items and provide comments. It provides a forum in which to find out about and engage in discussion on recent research and events connected to poverty in the developing world, the UK and elsewhere.

Just give money: Can cash transfer schemes end poverty?

In Daily Links on June 29, 2010 at 11:49 am

Instead of relying on an expensive aid industry, it is better to transfer money and resources directly to poor households so they can find the most effective ways to escape poverty, argues Armando Barrientos

Health advice smartphone app launches in South Africa

In Daily Links on June 28, 2010 at 2:53 pm

“Afridoctor is the continent’s first personal mobile health clinic. It was created by Blueworld, a social media company in based in Cape Town.

It offers a “snapdiagnosis” service, in which patients can send pictures of their ailment to a panel of doctors who will then contact their patient with a diagnosis within 48 hours.”

Read more: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/10407081.stm