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I expect Scottish Mortgage to keep rising in 2021.#2 – Accountancy software specialistSage, the accountancy software group, has fallen 22% in 2020 and I think there’s potential for the shares to recover next year. The company has a strong product for SMEs and the pandemic has reinforced the role of technology in business.In recent years the company has been shifting its customers from older software products to cloud-based accountancy subscription services. This process has been challenging at times. While this may be limiting growth at present, I expect Sage to reap the rewards in years to come from its recurring revenue. This is an attractive entry point for the shares and I’d pile in.#3 – Video games2020 has been a stellar year for video game studios as most people have been stuck at home during lockdown periods. Instead of making and releasing the games, Keywords Studios offers services, such as art and audio, to other gaming houses.The company has a strong reputation in its field and has worked with major game distributors. It has recently upgrade it guidance for FY20 and expects strong demand for its services to continue, aided by upcoming console launches. I see potential for Keywords Studios shares to keep on rising.#4 – Gold minerGreatland Gold shares have rallied in 2020 and I think this stock is well positioned for 2021. The miner has had a series of drilling successes especially with its Havieron project due to its partnership with Newcrest. Greatland Gold has secured additional agreements to explore other sites.While the miner is still loss-making, I think it has strong potential in 2021 to deliver some great returns.#5 – LogisticsThe coronavirus pandemic has resulted in an online shopping boom and Clipper Logistics has reaped the rewards. 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Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 [Episcopal News Service] The leaders of the Episcopal Church’s House of Bishops and House of Deputies March 12 issued a letter “to welcome sisters and brothers in both Houses and ultimately all Episcopalians to join us” in the ministry of racial justice and reconciliation, as called for last summer by General Convention in Resolution C019.“The pain of racial injustice and division has wracked our church and the many communities where we both proclaim and embody the gospel of Jesus Christ,” they wrote. “Our collective prayer and action can begin to heal what is broken and nurture the Beloved Community that is God’s dream for all.”The text of the letter follows in English and Spanish.The English version may be downloaded here.The Spanish version maybe downloaded here.March 12, 2016Dear Bishops and Deputies,At General Convention this summer, our church made the strongest commitment in a generation to racial justice and reconciliation. As the leaders of the House of Bishops and House of Deputies, we were tasked by Resolution C019 to lead in this holy work, and thus to enable every diocese, ministry, and baptized person in our church to live and bear witness to the teaching of Jesus to love God and love our neighbors as ourselves (Matthew 22:37-40), by respecting the dignity of every human being, and working to transform the unjust structures of society.To honor that call, we gathered on February 3 and 4 in Austin, Texas, to share our own gifts and stories, to learn some of the church’s historic and current activities, and to begin to discern a way forward. Rather than proceed with quick fixes or instant program, we adopted two essential practices: deep listening to stories and patient commitment to mutual transformation over the long haul.Today, we write to welcome sisters and brothers in both Houses and ultimately all Episcopalians to join us in this ministry. The pain of racial injustice and division has wracked our church and the many communities where we both proclaim and embody the gospel of Jesus Christ. Our collective prayer and action can begin to heal what is broken and nurture the Beloved Community that is God’s dream for all.At this stage, we look forward to convening one or more church-wide gatherings where many voices can share about racial justice and reconciliation, including the myriad racial, ethnic and cultural realities that play out across Latin America, Europe, Asia and deep into indigenous communities on this continent. We have also asked the Presiding Bishop’s staff to research options for the following:– A gathering for listening with Anglican partners in the Global South, with particular attention to colonial and neocolonial patterns of relationship– Vehicles for sharing stories, developing relationships, and listening to the OtherAge-appropriate formation and education opportunities for dismantling racism– A summary of the church’s current ministries and gifts for racial justice and reconciliation– A census or audit to gain a clearer understanding of the church’s demographic make-up and its historic and current participation in systems of racial injusticePlease join us in spending the remainder of this holy season of Lent in prayer, asking God to prepare our hearts to share and to receive the stories and truths that challenge each of us most. Join us in looking to transformation well beyond a single triennium or even the nine years of a primate’s term, beyond the United States alone, beyond new statements and policies. We share the longing of our Lord Jesus Christ for metanoia — to turn, to be reborn as a Church engaged in behaviors, commitments and relationships that reflect the love of the One who called us to be one.In the deep love of Christ,Presiding Bishop Michael CurryPresident of the House of Deputies Gay Clark JenningsHouse of Bishops Vice President Mary Gray-ReevesHouse of Deputies Vice President Byron RushingHouse of Bishops Vice President Dean WolfeHouse of Deputies Secretary Michael Barlowe12 de marzo de 2016Estimados Obispos y Diputados:En la convención general del verano, nuestra iglesia adquirió el compromiso más vigoroso de esta última generación sobre la reconciliación y la justicia social. Somos los líderes de la Cámara de Obis pos y la Cámara de Diputados y como tal, estamos llamados a través de la Resolución C019 a encabezar esta labor santa. Por tanto, debemos capacitar a cada diócesis, ministerio y persona bautizada en nuestra iglesia para vivir y ser testimonio de la enseñanza de Jesús de amar a Dios y al prójimo como a si mismo (Mateo 22:37-40), mediante el respeto a la dignidad de cada ser humano y con nuestro trabajo por transfor mar las estructuras injustas de la sociedad.Para honrar ese llamado, nos reunimos el 3 y 4 de febrero en Austin, Texas, dondecompartimos nuestros regalos e historias, aprendimos un poco sobre las actividades históricas y actuales de la iglesia y comenzamos a discernir el camino a seguir. En vez de proceder con solucionesrápidas o programas instantáneos, adoptamos dos prácticas esenciales: Escuchar profundamente las historias y comprometernos pacientemente a hacer una transformación mutua a largo plazo.Hoy, escribimos para dar la bienvenida a hermanos y hermanas de ambas cámaras y de manera más amplia a todos los episcopales que se unen a nosotros en este ministerio. El dolor de la división y la injusticia racial ha destruido nuestra iglesia y las múltiples comunidades donde proclamamos y personificamos el evangelio de Jesucristo. Nuestras oraciones y acciones colectivas pueden comenzar a sanar lo que se ha desgarrado y a nutrir a la Amada Comunidad, lo cual es el sueño de Dios para todos.En esta primera etapa, esperamos vernos en una o varias reuniones de toda la iglesia, donde muchas voces puedan compartir el tema de la justicia y reconciliación racial, dentro del cual se incluye una amplia gama de realidades raciales, étnicas y culturales que entran en juego en América Latina, Europa, Asia y muy profundamente en las comunidades indígenas de este continente. Asimismo le hemos pedido al personal del Obispo Primado que investigue opciones para lo siguiente:Una reunión de escucha con socios anglicanos del Sur Global, en la cual se preste especial atención a los patrones de relaciones coloniales y neocolonialesVehículos a través de los cuales compartimos historias, desarrollamos relaciones yescuchamos al OtroOportunidades de información y formación – adaptada según la edad – cuyo fin seadesmantelar el racismoUn resumen de los regalos y ministerios actuales de la iglesia relacionados con lareconciliación y la justicia socialUn censo o auditoría para alcanzar un entendimiento claro sobre la constitucióndemográfica y la participación actual e histórica de la iglesia en los sistemas de injusticia racial dentro de la iglesia.Por favor únase a nosotros y dedique el resto de la santa temporada de Cuaresma a la oración, y pida a Dios que prepare los corazones para compartir y recibir las historias y verdades que más nos desafían personalmente. Únase a nosotros para buscar una transformación que perdure más allá de un trienio o incluso mas allá de los nueve años del término del Primado, más allá de sólo Estados Unidos y más allá de las nuevas políticas y declaraciones. Compartimos el deseo de nuestro Señor de lograr la metanoia –el cambio, el renacer como Iglesia comprometida con sus comportamientos, promesas yrelaciones que reflejen el amor de Aquél que nos llamó a todos a ser uno.En el profundo amor de Cristo,Obispo Primado Michael CurryPresidenta de la Cámara de Diputados Gay JenningsVicepresidenta de la Cámara de Obispos Mary Gray-ReevesVicepresidente de la Cámara de Diputados Byron RushingVicepresidente de la Cámara de Obispos Dean WolfeSecretario de la Cámara de Diputados MichaelBarlowe Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Posted Mar 12, 2016 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Associate Rector Columbus, GA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Steve Renco says: March 15, 2016 at 10:02 am Time to move on and look forward, right? I believe we all have God’s Mercy and Forgiveness and Hope available to us. Wallowing in misery and victim-hood does no one any good, and is certainly not going to bring anyone into an Episcopal Church. Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Featured Events Tags Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ March 14, 2016 at 1:00 am As a white person who has been actively working to dismantle racism for the past 30 years I applaud this move. However, this is tempered by the reality that many do not see this work as important nor do they see/understand that it requires on-going daily work. In my own Diocese a recent anti-racism event had few attendees because many said, “Oh, I already did that. I took one of the trainings or attended one of those events last year.” And furthermore, as a white person I am not encouraged, either by church or society to take any responsibility for the benefits I receive from being white. The Church, the White Church needs to model this. In addition, I did not grow up with white heroes. Anti-racist white people are not held up or celebrated. The Church needs to change this as well. This work is hard, deeply hard. I am grateful for those that paved the way for me and hope I am doing the same for those who are coming after me. I am encouraged by the Trinity 2016 conference and by this. Thanks be to God. I am praying for this effort. The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Albany, NY Pamela Parson says: Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC House of Deputies, The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Press Release Service Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET General Convention 2015, March 20, 2016 at 11:24 am I am heartened to hear the intentionality to listen, tell and hear stories, and to come to understand the patterns of colonial and neocolonial relationship that still pervade so many of our interactions. Still today many of our programs in Haiti, for example, are built around “projects”, “programs”, or “problems and solutions.” When we start from this foundation, we are likely to enter into, and foster, relationships of inequality (in spite of our intentions to do otherwise!) In my opinion, in the past we have greatly misunderstood the ethic of service. We’ve seen it as a mandate to “do for others,” without understanding that unless we acknowledge our equal need for “others to do for us,” we are creating a relationship of inequality. We’ve addressed poverty as though its source is lack of money and/or resources, and that by supplying these resources, we can end poverty. But the heart of poverty goes deeper. At its core, I have come to believe, poverty is about lack of hope caused from not having a voice; not having power, self-determination, or choice. As a dear Haitian friend told me twenty years ago, “Whether the tyrant is dictator or benefactor–either way, I do not have hope because I do not have a choice in my future.”After twenty-six years of work in this area, I am firmly committed to the principle of building relationships first. Hearing and telling our stories. Discovering our own hidden assumptions or agendas. Allowing mindshifts to lead us out of old systems and into new relationships.Then we may be ready to undertake the sharing of our selves, our talents, our resources, and our needs in a way that lends dignity and equality to us all. “We adopted two essential practices: Deep listening to stories and…commitment to mutual transformation” are perhaps the most encouraging and hopeful words I’ve heard from the Episcopal Church in the last two decades. Thank you for making this commitment. Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Comments (6) Rector Washington, DC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Ronald Davin says: Director of Music Morristown, NJ TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Smithfield, NC Submit a Job Listing Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Martinsville, VA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY March 15, 2016 at 6:30 pm Hey Steve- We can stand against racism without wallowing in victim hood. Those of us who daily work to end racism are looking forward- looking forward to a society where black kids are not seen as older than they are, are not suspended from school for the same offenses that bring only a reprimand to a white person, looking forward to a world where black and white people are not afraid of each other. We are looking forward. We are not sweeping problems under the rug of forgetting.Surely you don’t mean to suggest that since God is merciful we can treat people how ever we want and our churches willagically fill with people? Surely you want to worship with people who understand your struggles, who weep when are hurting, and who are willing stand with you to achieve a better world? Carol johnston says: AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Belleville, IL Rector Bath, NC Cathy Parrill says: Rector Collierville, TN Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Presiding Bishop Michael Curry Course Director Jerusalem, Israel General Convention, Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR March 17, 2016 at 2:14 am My experience in working in communities of color and listening to the stories of people of color is that discrimination is alive and well. They face difficulties every day as they live their lives that I, as a white woman cannot imagine in my life. One cannot move beyond something that is part of one’s every day life. Scripture is clear that we should not place stumbling blocks in front of others. I believe that this means we should also remove the ones that are all ready there. By demonstrating the love and will of God, we will be able to draw people into the Church. Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Hopkinsville, KY Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Submit an Event Listing Featured Jobs & Calls Elaine Jenkins says: Leaders call on Episcopalians to heal ‘pain of racial injustice, division’ Submit a Press Release House of Bishops, Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Tampa, FL In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Comments are closed. March 25, 2016 at 10:34 am Let us also remember the sacrifice of 620,000 Americans who made the ultimate sacrifice during the Civil War, it is time we expressed our gratitude to them instead of beating ourselves up for a sin we did not make. Cathedral Dean Boise, ID
LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your name here From Florida Hospital – ApopkaDo you spend your days at the office shivering? Have you ever stopped to wonder why your body temperature seems to run much colder than male family members or coworkers?Well, the answers may lie in the difference between the female and male metabolic rate, which is the rate at which a person’s body transforms energy.According to Enesha Cobb, MD, a research scientist at the Translational Research Institute at Florida Hospital, building temperatures are usually set based on a formula using the metabolic rate of a 40-year-old male. In some cases, these temperatures underestimate female metabolic rate by as much as 35 percent.If you find yourself needing to fire up the space heater or putting on an extra sweater when you get to work, even if the outside temperature is well above 90 degrees, this formula could be to blame.Dr. Cobb notes that body temperature is determined by your own metabolism and tissue insulation So, if you’re a woman and you’re freezing in the office, it could be because the air conditioning is set for the comfort level of a completely different gender and body type.“Using a formula based on this one individual means that we’re likely overestimating the resting heat production of anyone outside of this category, including women and older adults, who generally have lower basal metabolic rates,” adds Dr. Cobb.Because of the difference in metabolic rate, women generally feel colder than men at the same temperature. However, she notes that you have to consider that your thermal comfort zone will vary based on your activity. So, if you’re sitting stationary at a desk, you’ll probably feel chillier than if you’re up and moving.“Basal metabolic rates vary based on individual characteristics, such as age and gender. Thermal comfort zones vary within an individual based on his or her activity, body composition, and clothing worn,” Dr. Cobb explains.So now that you know how AC temperatures are set, it’s time to bring on winter and thus begins a new struggle over the thermometer. Thank goodness Florida winters are generally mild! The Anatomy of Fear You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here TAGSFlorida Hospital – Apopka Previous articleA political snowstorm coming to Apopka?Next articlePre-Christmas Arrival Shipping Deadlines for 2016 Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your comment!
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Over half of ENO’s online ticket sales are printed at home About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 30 January 2013 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The print at home functionality is part of Blackbaud’s The Patron Edge™ Online ticketing solution. ENO uses both The Raiser’s Edge® for fundraising and supporter management and The Patron Edge Online, giving it a complete view of supporters, donors and patrons, as well as ticket buyers.West End’s largest theatreENO is based in the London Coliseum which, with 2,358 seats, is the larget theatre in London’s West End. It processes tickets for its own productions as well as for other companies, such as ballet companies, that perform at the theatre.“Print at home ticketing has made a real difference to the customer experience, which is of the highest priority for the ENO,” said Andrew Gambrell, the organisation’s finance director. “Blackbaud’s Patron Edge has made our front of house operations run more efficiently, freeing up staff to better engage with our customers”. www.blackbaud.co.uk 29 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: arts Blackbaud Technology Trading English National Opera (ENO) reports that more than half of its online ticket sales are now delivered through home printing. The ticket buyer downloads and prints the tickets at home, rather than receiving them via post or collecting them in person.Between 60% and 70% of online tickets are being printed at home.As a result queuing times at the box office have been reduced, making the front of house area less crowded. The facility was introduced not specifically to save money but to deal with congestion at the Collect at Box Office area and at the automated collection kiosks. Advertisement
Organisation News to go further Follow the news on Algeria The present report also criticises the major threat currently hanging over the heads of journalists – an amendment to the law to make them liable for prison sentences of between two months and a year for insulting or defaming the country’s president. A new press law being proposed by the minister of communications is another bid to gag the media.The full mission report (in French) can be found at www.rsf.org Algeria pressures reporters by delaying renewal of accreditation Help by sharing this information RSF_en News Algeria : Reporter jailed after covering Tuareg protests in southern Algeria AlgeriaMiddle East – North Africa April 29, 2021 Find out more May 18, 2021 Find out more Harassment of Algerian reporters intensifies in run-up to parliamentary elections Reporters Without Borders today renewed its call to Algeria’s rulers to thoroughly investigate all murders, kidnappings and physical attacks involving journalists. The latest victim is journalist Abdelhai Beliardouh, who died on 20 November of injuries from a suicide attempt after the head of a local chamber of commerce beat him up in July. Receive email alerts AlgeriaMiddle East – North Africa News News November 25, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Press freedom at the mercy of a lawless state May 12, 2021 Find out more These abuses are described in the report of a fact-finding mission to Algeria by the organisation, which also urged abolition of prison terms for press offences and appealed to the European Union to ensure Algeria respects the human rights clause in its association treaty with the EU approved by the European parliament in October.The killings and disappearances that have plagued the country’s journalists in past years have now given way to threats and intimidation by local officials, shady businessmen and some representatives of rebel movements in the Kabylie region, says the report by the mission, which went to Algeria in late October.The media are also threatened in other ways, it says, and journalists who tackle taboo subjects such as human rights violations and the army’s control of the government are seriously harassed.Impunity remains the rule, the report says, especially in the cases of five journalists who “vanished” between 1994 and 1997. Reporters Without Borders said after an earlier mission in January 2001 that three of them had been kidnapped by the security forces. Enquiries into these cases have not come to anything.
NewsEnvironmentPoliticsCall for council to issue waste collection licencesBy Alan Jacques – December 5, 2019 235 Advertisement Print WhatsApp Email Previous articleI Wish it Could be Christmas Every Day …… Alvin PurpleNext article‘Heads Up’ on Lisa Canny Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Liam Galvin, Fine Gael. Photo: Cian ReinhardtFINE Gael councillor Liam Galvin wants Limerick City and County Council to have the power to issue commercial and household waste collection licences in its catchment area.Speaking at this Monday’s meeting of the council’s Environment Strategic Policy Committee, Cllr Galvin hit out at those responsible for illegal dumping along the Great Southern Greenway.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up He described the act of dumping household furniture along railway tracks on a section of the off-road walking route as “vandalism” and “blackguarding”.“This is totally uncalled for. What can we do?” the Abbeyfeale man asked the council executive.“One or two people are continually doing this and making a fortune disposing of rubbish free of charge rather than at landfill. We can’t allow this to continue. We need to come up with a plan to stop illegal dumping,” he added.He went onto suggest that the power to issue waste licences should be with the local authority.“At the moment the only qualification needed to obtain a licence from an office in Offaly is to have a car and car trailer. It is totally nonsensical. No effort is being made. These people have a blatant disregard.”Deputy Mayor Adam Teskey supported Cllr Galvin and claimed illegal dumping was taking place throughout the county on national roads. He told council officials that he had recently filmed the driver of an English registered car illegally dumping outside his home.Independent councillor Richard O’Donoghue took the view that it is purely a matter of “connecting the dots”.“We need to close this down. We need to connect the dots across society and find out where it is falling down. Whether you are on social welfare, a taxpayer, or a council tenant, everyone is accountable across the board,” Cllr O’Donoghue said.Director of Physical Development, Brian Kennedy said that 60 to 70 per cent of households in Limerick currently have bin services and the system for issuing waste disposal licences was a national system.“The current system is broken down and is not working. Can we not write to the Minister and ask that the job of issuing licences falls under the remit of the Councils? Cllr Galvin asked. Linkedin Twitter Facebook
Drew Angerer/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The funeral for a 15-year veteran of the New York City Fire Department who died while battling a five-alarm fire in Manhattan was held Tuesday at St. Patrick’s Cathedral.Michael Davidson of Engine Company 69, who lived in the Floral Park neighborhood of Queens, died Friday after suffering critical injuries fighting a basement fire in Harlem Thursday night.He was working the nozzle on a hose when he became separated from the rest of his unit.Davidson died from smoke inhalation, the New York City Medical Examiner’s office said Monday.The building that caught fire was being used as a set for a movie starring Edward Norton and Bruce Willis.On Saturday, city officials announced Davidson had been posthumously promoted to lieutenant. He is survived by his wife and four young children.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.