Sri Lanka UN sends emergency team as residents return to former battle

1 May 2009While thousands continue to flee the conflict zone in northern Sri Lanka, others have started to return to their homes in former battle areas, and the United Nations refugee agency said today it is sending teams to aid their transition. Some 400 people returned yesterday to a village in the Mannar district, which was for a long time the front line between the Government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), according to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).A total of some 3,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) have registered to return to 15 villages in Mannar over the coming weeks, as part of the first Government-organised return operation in the embattled northern part of the island nation for many years. “UNHCR welcomes these returns as a positive development,” agency spokesperson William Spindler said today in Geneva. “While the number of those returning to their homes is still small it is an important starting point. We hope that returns to other areas in northern Sri Lanka will also be possible soon,” he added.In advance of the returns, UNHCR sent five experts to Sri Lanka”s north in February and March, to assess conditions, and the agency verified that mine clearance in the first village to receive returnees had been completed.A second team of UNHCR emergency experts is scheduled to arrive today in the country. The team of four includes specialists on community services, protection and other essential field functions, the agency said. Over the past weeks, UNHCR field monitoring teams spoke with the IDPs about their concerns regarding return. They said that they are keen to return, but were worried about their houses and how to make a living once back home.UNHCR provided each family at the transit site with a return package which includes a tarpaulin kit to construct a tent-shape shelter upon arrival, as well as jungle clearing tools. Over the coming days, the agency will distribute household items inside the return area, including mosquito nets, mats, water containers and hurricane lamps. It will also repair hundreds of houses, it said.Meanwhile, UNHCR and its partners have been mounting a massive humanitarian operation in support of the Government to assist the 171,000 internally displaced people (IDPs) it estimates have fled the recent conflict zone, mostly during the last 10 days. They are accommodated in 38 sites in four districts of the north and east of the country. read more

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Over 20 injured after lorry topples onto track

Over 20 people were injured after a lorry toppled onto a railway track between Gampola and Gelioya, the police media unit said.The police said that the lorry driver had lost control of the vehicle and it had veered off the road and toppled onto a railway track injuring 22 people.

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Malinowski here to look at Lankas progress on human rights

US Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Tom Malinowski will visit Sri Lanka and Cambodia from July 12 to 20, where he will engage with Government officials and local civil society representatives.In Sri Lanka, Assistant Secretary Malinowski will focus on Sri Lanka’s continued progress in meeting the commitments made during last September’s UN Human Rights Council session. In Cambodia, Assistant Secretary Malinowski will discuss the importance of human rights to furthering U.S.-Cambodia bilateral ties. He will meet with government officials to discuss the importance of free and fair elections. The Assistant Secretary will also urge Cambodia to uphold international human rights standards regarding the protection of civil society and labor rights. (Colombo Gazette) He will also discuss the work that remains in the areas of justice and reconciliation, and confirm that the United States continues to support Sri Lankan efforts to tackle these issues. read more

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Playboy founder Hugh Hefner has died at age 91

Hugh Hefner, who created Playboy magazine and spun it into a media and entertainment-industry giant — all the while, as its very public avatar, squiring attractive young women (and sometimes marrying them) well into his 80s — died on Wednesday at his home, the Playboy Mansion near Beverly Hills, Calif. He was 91.His death was announced by Playboy Enterprises, the New York Times reported. “You couldn’t talk politically,” Mr. Feiffer said in the 1992 documentary “Hugh Hefner: Once Upon a Time.” “You couldn’t use obscenities. What Playboy represented was the beginning of a break from all that.”Playboy was born more in fun than in anger. Mr. Hefner’s first publisher’s message, written at his kitchen table in Chicago, announced, “We don’t expect to solve any world problems or prove any great moral truths.”Still, Mr. Hefner wielded fierce resentment against his era’s sexual strictures, which he said had choked off his own youth. A virgin until he was 22, he married his longtime girlfriend. Her confession to an earlier affair, Mr. Hefner told an interviewer almost 50 years later, was “the single most devastating experience of my life.”In “The Playboy Philosophy,” a mix of libertarian and libertine arguments that Mr. Hefner wrote in 25 installments starting in 1962, his message was simple: Society was to blame. His causes — abortion rights, decriminalization of marijuana and, most important, the repeal of 19th-century sex laws — were daring at the time. Ten years later, they would be unexceptional.“Hefner won,” Mr. Gitlin said in a 2015 interview. “The prevailing values in the country now, for all the conservative backlash, are essentially libertarian, and that basically was what the Playboy Philosophy was.“It’s laissez-faire. It’s anti-censorship. It’s consumerist: Let the buyer rule. It’s hedonistic. In the longer run, Hugh Hefner’s significance is as a salesman of the libertarian ideal.”The Playboy Philosophy advocated freedom of speech in all its aspects, for which Mr. Hefner won civil liberties awards. He supported progressive social causes and lost some sponsors by inviting black guests to his televised parties at a time when much of the nation still had Jim Crow laws. He was compared to Jay Gatsby, Citizen Kane and Walt Disney, but Mr. Hefner was his own production. He repeatedly likened his life to a romantic movie; it starred an ageless sophisticate in silk pajamas and smoking jacket, hosting a never-ending party for famous and fascinating people. The first issue of Playboy was published in 1953, when Mr. Hefner was 27 years old, a new father married to, by his account, the first woman he had slept with.He had only recently moved out of his parents’ house and left his job at Children’s Activities magazine. But in an editorial in Playboy’s inaugural issue, the young publisher purveyed another life: Hefner the man and Playboy the brand were inseparable. Both advertised themselves as emblems of the sexual revolution, an escape from American priggishness and wider social intolerance. Both were derided over the years — as vulgar, as adolescent, as exploitative, and finally as anachronistic. But Mr. Hefner was a stunning success from his emergence in the early 1950s. His timing was perfect. The brand faded over the years, and by 2015 the magazine’s circulation had dropped to about 800,000 — although among men’s magazines it was outsold by only one, Maxim, which was founded in 1995.Mr. Hefner remained editor in chief even after agreeing to the magazine’s startling decision in 2015 to stop publishing nude photographs. Mr. Hefner handed over creative control of Playboy last year to his son Cooper Hefner. Playboy Enterprises’ chief executive, Scott Flanders, acknowledged that the internet had overrun the magazine’s province: “You’re now one click away from every sex act imaginable for free. And so it’s just passé at this juncture.” The magazine’s website, Playboy.com, had already been revamped as a “safe for work” site. Playboy was no longer illicit. (Early this year, the magazine brought back nudes.)Mr. Hefner began excoriating American puritanism at a time when doctors refused contraceptives to single women and the Hollywood production code dictated separate beds for married couples. As the cartoonist Jules Feiffer, an early Playboy contributor, saw the 1950s, “People wore tight little gray flannel suits and went to their tight little jobs.” “We enjoy mixing up cocktails and an hors d’oeuvre or two, putting a little mood music on the phonograph and inviting in a female acquaintance for a quiet discussion on Picasso, Nietzsche, jazz, sex.”This scene projected an era’s “premium boys’ style,” Todd Gitlin, a sociologist at Columbia University and the author of “The Sixties,” said in an interview. “It’s part of an ensemble with the James Bond movies, John F. Kennedy, swinging, the guy who is young, vigorous, indifferent to the bonds of social responsibility.”Hefner was reviled, first by guardians of the 1950s social order — J. Edgar Hoover among them — and later by feminists. But Playboy’s circulation reached one million by 1960 and peaked at about seven million in the 1970s. Long after other publishers made the nude “Playmate” centerfold look more sugary than daring, Playboy remained the most successful men’s magazine in the world. Mr. Hefner’s company branched into movie, cable and digital production, sold its own line of clothing and jewelry, and opened clubs, resorts and casinos. read more

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Simcoe BIA election called

The weeks ahead promise to be ones of renewal for the Simcoe BIA.Jim McGimpsey, general manager of the BIA, has tendered his resignation.Meanwhile, long-serving members are prepared to hand over the reins if that is what the BIA membership wants.“I’ve been on this board for over 20 years and that’s enough,” BIA vice president Brendalee Englehardt told Norfolk council Tuesday.“It’s time for the younger people to step up.”Norfolk council has studied the Simcoe BIA with some urgency in recent weeks in response to rising discontent among the membership and increasing calls to disband its board of directors.Questions have been raised in recent months about the BIA’s effectiveness and whether the body has lost touch with its membership.Council approved a number of measures Tuesday it hopes will renew confidence in the BIA and its mission, which is to promote and beautify downtown Simcoe and – in the process – increase consumer traffic in the core.Key to rejuvenating the BIA is establishing a democratic process for selecting its board of directors.In years past, this has been as simple as the BIA general manager and Norfolk council’s representative submitting a list of interested parties for council’s approval.Some members are no longer satisfied with this.Instead, council will throw the floor open to nominations for two weeks. Once the window for nominations closes, business owners or their designates will have two weeks to cast ballots for their preferred candidates.The number of directors sitting on the Simcoe BIA has varied over the years. The most recent list of nominees – which council rejected last week – had nine names in all.Council members have briefly discussed disbanding the Simcoe BIA but quickly agreed this would be short-sighted. Council believes the BIA can be a catalyst for downtown revitalization if reconstituted in a manner that the membership will support.“There have been people who have lost trust,” Mayor Kristal Chopp said. “Our job is to get it back and rebuild that trust.”Englehardt said she felt badly about allegations that the Simcoe BIA had become a closed shop run by a few, select insiders. A former long-serving president of the board, Englehardt said nothing could be further from the truth.“There was no intention on our part to keep anyone away from our table,” Englehardt said. “That was patently untrue. We want to get people involved.”The routine in recent years has been to replace the Simcoe BIA once a new Norfolk council is seated. The process is normally completed in January but May is nearly over and a new Simcoe BIA has not been installed.“BIA” stands for “business improvement area.” There are more than 300 BIAs in Ontario. All are constituted as arm’s-length agencies of the municipality with a mandate to promote and improve their downtown areas.Funding for BIAs is drawn from a special levy imposed on properties in the BIA zone. The Simcoe BIA’s budget in 2018 was $204,000.MSonnenberg@postmedia.com read more

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US jobless claims jump 16000 to 357000 but level remains consistent with

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email US jobless claims jump 16,000 to 357,000, but level remains consistent with modest job gains. by Paul Wiseman, The Associated Press Posted Mar 28, 2013 8:42 am MDT WASHINGTON – The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits jumped by 16,000 last week, the second straight weekly increase. But the longer-term trend in layoffs remained consistent with an improved job market.Applications increased to a seasonally adjusted 357,000 for the week ending March 23, the Labor Department said Thursday. That’s up from 341,000 the previous week, which was revised slightly higher.The four-week average, a less volatile measure, rose 2,250 to 343,000. Even with the gain, the average is only slightly higher than the previous week’s five-year low of 340,750. Economists pay closer attention to the four-week average because it smooths out week-to-week fluctuations.Despite the two weeks of higher initial unemployment claims, “the overall trend of stronger labour market growth continues,” Jennifer Lee, senior economist at BMO Capital Markets, wrote in a note to clients.First-time applications are a proxy for layoffs. They have been declining steadily since November. At the same time, hiring has accelerated, lowering the unemployment rate in February to a four-year low of 7.7 per cent.Unemployment benefit applications surged during the recession as companies slashed millions of jobs. The number of people seeking aid averaged only 320,000 a week in 2007. That figure soared to 418,000 in 2008 and 574,000 in 2009.But as layoffs and firings eased, applications for unemployment aid slowly but steadily came down. They fell to 459,000 in 2010, 409,000 in 2011, and 375,000 last year. Through the first 12 weeks of this year they are averaging roughly 353,000.The total number of people receiving some kind of unemployment aid is also down sharply. Nearly 5.5 million people were receiving unemployment aid as of the week ended March 9, the latest data available. That’s up roughly 87,000 from than the previous week but still well below the 7.2 million from a year earlier. The data on total unemployment benefit recipients are not seasonally adjusted and are volatile.Hiring is up, too. Employers have added an average of 200,000 jobs per month since November. That’s nearly double the average from last spring. And economists expect similar job gains in March, in part because of the steady decline in layoffs.The economy has been showing other signs of strength. U.S. home prices rose 8.1 per cent in January, the fastest annual rate since the peak of the housing boom in the summer of 2006. And demand for longer-lasting factory goods jumped 5.7 per cent in February, most in five months.Still, the job market and the economy have a long way to go back to full health. The United States has 3 million fewer jobs than it did when the Great Recession began in December 2007. And home prices are down 29 per cent from their peak at the height of the housing bubble in August 2006. read more

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McSorley No 15 Penn State host Maryland in season finale

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — James Franklin values well-roundedness at quarterback. Proven history at a high level helps, too. Needless to say, he’s not eager to say goodbye to Trace McSorley.The three-year starter helped raise the bar at Penn State, where he’s delivered wins and seized accolades and records.There’s still more for Penn State’s all-time winningest quarterback to do before saying farewell. That includes Saturday, when the No. 15 Nittany Lions (8-3, 5-3 Big Ten, No. 12 CFP) will host Maryland (5-6, 3-5) in the regular season finale.One more victory would secure a fitting send-off for 21 seniors — ideally, somewhere sunny during the holidays.“It’s tough to not think about (the end),” McSorley said. “Understanding the magnitude of it all and everything that’s gone into it.”McSorley would know. When he arrived, the program was trying to rebuild in the aftermath of the Jerry Sandusky scandal. On the field, that meant ho-hum, middle-of-the-pack results.McSorley helped turn that around.As the quarterback for one of the country’s most prolific offences, McSorley has helmed more wins (30) than any other Penn State quarterback. Those include a 24-3 stretch from Oct. 1, 2016 to Sept. 21, 2018, when the Nittany Lions won a Big Ten championship and barely missed out on playoff spots in back-to-back seasons.Past successes have made this season — wrought with three losses — tougher to digest.“What I’m most proud of is how far this team has come over those five years from where we started to where we’re going to be finishing up this year,” McSorley said. “And all the things we’ve been able to accomplish over my time.”THICK SHELLSThe Terrapins can become bowl eligible with a win after missing out on the post-season a year ago. They nearly got their sixth win last week but lost on a failed 2-point conversion going for the win in overtime against Ohio State.“Our players know what six wins means,” Maryland interim coach Matt Canada said. “They’ve certainly laid it out there the last two weeks and have come up, had two emotional, tough losses. They know where they’re at. They know how important this game is.”PLAYING DOWNHILLPenn State’s defence has given up 17 points and 503 yards over the last two games after allowing 42 points and 403 yards in a loss at Michigan.The aggressive play of Penn State’s front seven has contributed. In that span, the Nittany Lions have nine sacks and 18 tackles for loss.RED ALERTMaryland will likely lean on freshman running back Anthony McFarland if the Terrapins want to break their three-game skid.McFarland racked up 298 rushing yards and scored twice against the Buckeyes. He’s averaging more than eight yards per carry but hasn’t gotten much blocking help deep in opponents’ ends. His pair of touchdowns last week put him at four on the season, and none of them came in the red zone.“He can flat-out run,” Franklin said. “You watch him on tape, he is fast, and makes a bunch of big plays for them.”BACK AND FORTH?The Nittany Lions have made plenty of mistakes this season. They’ve lost at least one fumble in eight straight games and are just plus-2 in turnover differential.The Terrapins, meanwhile, are tied for first in the country with 18 interceptions and sit at plus-8 overall. Both teams have forced as many turnovers as they’ve committed over the last three games, however.___More AP college football: https://apnews.com/Collegefootball and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsTravis Johnson, The Associated Press read more

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The NBAs Wild Wild Western Conference Playoffs Race

Welcome to The Lab, FiveThirtyEight’s basketball podcast. On this week’s show (March 8, 2018), Neil, Chris and Kyle explore the surprisingly stacked playoff race in the Western Conference. First, they take a look at the Portland Trail Blazers’ hot streak, which on Tuesday hit eight straight wins. Next, they turn to the rest of the conference, where only four games separate the No. 3 seed from the No. 10. Plus, a significant digit on Gary Harris of the Denver Nuggets.Here are links to what was discussed this week:Keep an eye on our 2017-18 NBA predictions, updated after every game.Kyle recently took a look at the question on everyone’s mind: Are the Trail Blazers for real?A panel at ESPN made some predictions about how the Western Conference will shake out come playoff time.Significant Digit: 2.8, the ratio between the number of good shooting games (defined as an effective field goal percentage at or above 60) and bad shooting games (eFG% of 40 or below) for Harris, whom Chris wrote about this week. By Neil Paine, Chris Herring and Kyle Wagner Embed Code More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed read more

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Greeks rushing to Bitcoin

first_imgTen times as many Greeks are registering to trade bitcoins on the German marketplace Bitcoin.de than usual, according to CEO Oliver Flaskaemper. Bitcoin trades from Greece have shot up 79% from their ten-week average on Bitstamp, the world’s third-largest exchange.Even trading platforms in China are getting interest. LakeBTC, headquartered in Shanghai, is seeing a 40% increase in visitors using computers in Greece.Over the weekend, the Polish exchange Bitcurex got flooded with emails from Greeks. Among their questions: “Is Bitcoin a legal currency in EU?” “Can I use Bitcurex as a bank account?” “Do you have a Bitcoin ATM network in Greece?”Bitcurex then started marketing directly to Greeks on its website: “Sign up at Bitcurex and trade for 3 months for free. No Fees for Greece!”For those wondering, yes, bitcoins can be spent legally in Europe. And yes, a digital Bitcoin wallet can be used as a sort of access-from-anywhere bank account.The simplest way to understand Bitcoin is to think of it as electronic cash. You can spend it using any smartphone or computer.But that’s not the hard part.First, it’s incredibly difficult to obtain bitcoins. There’s a single Bitcoin ATM in all of Greece — at a bookstore in Athens. And the most common method — buying them in an online marketplace — requires sending a wire transfer from a bank. But banks in Greece are closed.It’s not impossible, though. The exchange Bitcoin.de said some Greeks are managing to get bitcoins, because they still get access to online banking. Meanwhile, LakeBTC said Greeks can try to find local “LakeBankers” who are willing to sell some of their Bitcoin stash using paper cash or PayPal.The second challenge? There aren’t many ways to spend them in Greece anyway. According to one publicly maintained registry, BitcoinMaps, there are only half a dozen spots in Athens that accept Bitcoin as payment. Among them: a family restaurant called Angel Tavern, a head-and-neck surgeon, and a yacht rental company.Still, this is a pivotal moment. Bitcoin was created as an independent, computerized money in 2009 to provide a stark alternative to government-issued currency held at banks. This could be its moment to shine.But keep your wits about you. Filip Godecki, the spokesman for the Bitcurex marketplace, said it’s unrealistic to think Greeks everywhere will suddenly ditch the Euro and start conducting business in Bitcoin.“I’m not so sure Greeks will start buying cheese with Bitcoin on Wednesday,” he said. “But I think something changed in their minds [with the bank closures]. Greek people will start thinking about fiat currencies as something not so safe for savings.”The biggest downside for Bitcoin is that it’s extremely volatile. In November 2012, a bitcoin was worth $11. That skyrocketed to $1,100 a year later. On Monday, a bitcoin was trading at $253.But that shaky price shouldn’t keep Greeks away, Godecki said. Or worries that this electronic currency isn’t real money.“You can’t be cut off from Bitcoin,” he said. “It can be much more real than the inaccessible money in the bank.”Jose Pagliery is the author of Bitcoin – And the Future of Money (Triumph Books, Chicago).Source: CNN Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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Nagasaki secures support from all Greater Kyushu prefectures as IR bid gains

first_img Huawei Japan joins Kansai Economic Federation with eye on World Expo 2025 and Osaka IR Load More The Kyushu Governor’s Association has passed a special resolution confirming Nagasaki will lead all efforts to develop an integrated resort on the Japanese island, with support from all nine prefectures within the Greater Kyushu Region.The resolution, which includes a petition to the central government, sees the nine prefectures and associates – known as the Kyushu Regional Strategy Conference group – agree to work together in pushing for the development of an IR in Nagasaki. Genting’s Resorts World Las Vegas names five key additions to executive team Lack of premium mass strategy begs questions of SJM’s Grand Lisboa Palace launch: analysts RelatedPosts The group includes all governors from within the Kyushu Region as well as the governors of Okinawa and Yamaguchi, plus the Chairman of the Kyushu Economic Federation, Chairmen of the Federation of Kyushu Chambers of Commerce and Industry, the Committee of Kyushu Keizai Doyukai and the Chairman of the Kyushu Employer’s Association.The members of this group will be involved in the creation of the IR Project Team for Kyushu-Nagasaki, they revealed late Wednesday.“If the Kyushu-Nagasaki IR proceeds, we believe it will offer a tremendous boost and further support to our tourism and economic efforts,” said the Governor of Nagasaki Prefecture, Hōdō Nakamura.“We aim to have the Kyushu-Nagasaki IR supported by our ‘All-Kyushu’ campaign, which will be led together by all of the prefectures within Greater Kyushu.”Nagasaki Prefecture will host its first IR event in Sasebo on 27 June.last_img read more

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1 killed 2 injured in shooting at Fort Lauderdalearea apartment

first_imgNEAR FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (WSVN) — One man was killed and a man and woman were injured after, authorities said, they were shot in an apartment in unincorporated Broward County, Saturday afternoon.Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the scene of the shooting along the 700 block of Harris Terrace. Investigators said they received a call of shots fired at around 2:10 p.m.Deputies found three people who had sustained gunshot injuries. One man was pronounced dead at the scene. He was later identified as 40-year-old Vincent Holloman.Paramedics transported the other two victims to Broward Health Medical Center. One of them is listed in serious condition and the other sustained injuries that were not life-threatening.Graphic cellphone video of the scene has since been posted to Facebook.Holloman’s loved ones were left stunned after hearing about the shooting. “I’m in shock because that’s, like, my godbrother,” said one relative. “He don’t bother nobody. He’s very quiet. He has his children. He takes care of his children. He’s always with his mom. He’s a nice guy.”Detectives believe multiple subjects fled on foot and may have left in a vehicle. The investigation is ongoing.If you have any information on this shooting, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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No 5G isnt going to make your 4G LTE phone obsolete

first_img Comments The next flavor of 5G network, called “standalone,” lets a phone go straight to 5G, but it could take several years to roll out in the US and globally. At least through the end of next year, all devices on AT&T’s network will use non-standalone technology, Mansfield said. It’s not until late 2021 or early 2022 that standalone networks will really roll out, he said.Most of the 5G networks in the US today also rely on 4G for uploads and use only 5G connections for downloads. That made it less complex for carriers to develop their networks. While you can download a video in record time, uploading one will take as long as it did before — at least for now. Verizon deployed 5G for uploads in Providence, Rhode Island earlier this month, but other areas and carriers will have to wait until later this year or next year.  4G will remain great (for some)Even when 5G is widespread, phones and networks in the US will need to access older wireless technologies. Parts of the US, particularly some rural areas, may not have 5G for years, and there are some devices, like smart locks and other smart home products, that may use 4G for a decade or longer. Until they do get an upgrade, 4G is more than enough for Internet of Things devices. Right now, most smart home devices don’t even use 4G but instead opt for Wi-Fi or Bluetooth connections. Those products typically don’t use a lot of data, so a super fast network isn’t critical. Smart home products also require long battery life, and 5G’s power consumption may not be low enough for battery-powered IoT devices. At the same time, 5G chips are pricey, so something like a $10 smart light bulb may need cheaper connectivity components. “4G is great for [all of] that,” said Peter Linder, 5G evangelist at cellular network gear provider Ericsson. 5G also will take some time to make its way into lower-end smartphones, particularly those for prepaid service plans. Those devices are likely to stick to 4G for the next few years, AT&T’s Mansfield said, and customers who buy prepaid phones tend to hold onto them longer. “Those devices will drive the bulk of traffic on LTE at the latter part of the decade,” he said. 4G and 5G networks can share spectrumAll wireless signals travel over invisible airwaves via radio frequency called spectrum. The amount of spectrum is limited, and two carriers can’t use the same spectrum at the same time. 2G, 3G and 4G connections can’t share the same spectrum, either. They each need their own dedicated lanes to deliver service. Something called spectrum refarming lets carriers shift older spectrum to new wireless networks, like moving from 3G to 4G. That’s essential to free up spectrum for new uses, like all of those apps we download on our 4G devices. In the past, carriers had to wait until essentially all users of an older network had left a particular spectrum band before it could be changed to the newer technology. It was either 3G or 4G — not both.”The problem with refarming was it could take 10 years,” said Dean Brenner, Qualcomm senior vice president for spectrum strategy and tech policy. Phones Smart Home Components 13 Now playing: Watch this: 5G phones you can buy right now “Right now there are huge compromises with 5G in terms of design, coverage and cost,” IHS Markit analyst Wayne Lam said. “4G LTE and 5G will coexist for a very, very long time.”There are some unique features of the shift to 5G that can help the operators move quicker than before — without forcing everyone onto the faster network at once. Here’s how 4G and 5G will coexist for years to come:4G and 5G coexistenceThe move from 4G to 5G is different from past network upgrades. 5G isn’t replacing 4G, like how 4G overtook 3G. Instead, 5G is building on 4G LTE, using updated radios and software. Right now, if you have an early 5G phone phone and upload videos to Google Photos, you’re actually using a 4G LTE connection for that uplink. “This is the first time so many aspects of [the old and new network] are shared,” said Gordon Mansfield, AT&T vice president for converged access and device technology. “Some things we’ll do for 5G are inherently backward compatible and will lift the capabilities of 4G.”By 2025, 15% of mobile connections in the world will be on 5G, according to a 2019 report by GSMA Intelligence, the research arm of the mobile operator group that hosts Mobile World Congress. But LTE usage will be about 59% by the same year, up from 43% in 2018. (In North America, the split will be more even, with about 47% of 2025’s connections on 5G and 44% on 4G). Even if 5G becomes an even bigger part of the market by 2025 than estimated today, “it will complement rather than replace LTE,” GSMA said in a separate report from last year. “For operators in many parts of the world, LTE is and will be the foundation for the next 10 years at least,” the GSMA report said. “LTE speeds are improving, which makes 5G less compelling without new services such as AR/VR.”The first 5G connections still need 4GRight now, 5G networks in the US are something called “non standalone.” They need 4G as the anchor to make that initial handshake between a phone and network before passing the device along to a 5G connection. Using non standalone technology allows carriers to roll out 5G more quickly than if they had to completely overhaul their entire networks with new hardware.”With non standalone mode, [carriers] retain the same 4G core network and simply add 5G radios,” said Durga Malladi, Qualcomm’s head of 5G. 5G is here, but 4G isn’t going away anytime soon.  Joshua Goldman/CNET 5G buzz is everywhere. Billboards display the latest, fastest gadgets like Samsung’s Galaxy S10 5G, TV ads tout the benefits of the fast speeds and carriers are jockeying for title of best 5G network. But with 5G networks in the US only a few months old, your 4G phone isn’t destined for the junk heap yet. In fact, the ramp-up to 5G means your 4G phone may actually get better.5G is touted as a game-changing technology, with the ability to dramatically boost the speed and coverage of wireless networks. It can run between 10 and 100 times faster than your typical 4G cellular connection today. It’s quicker than anything you can get from a physical fiber-optic cable in your house. And latency, the amount of time between when your phone pings the network and when it responds, is faster than what Wi-Fi provides.But 5G also has limitations. The higher-frequency bands rolled out first by Verizon and AT&T, called millimeter wave, provide super-high speeds, but the signals travel only short distances. Things like trees and double-pane glass block millimeter wave signals. T-Mobile, Sprint and most carriers in Europe and Asia have opted to build their broader 5G networks using sub-6GHz or mid-band spectrum, the lower-frequency airwaves that are more stable but slower than millimeter wave. They travel longer distances, but speeds can be similar to what you find with some LTE connections, not the dramatic leap you get with millimeter wave.  Galaxy S10 5G, OnePlus 7 Pro LG V50 ThinQ 5G: Why you shouldn’t rush to buy a 5G phone 5G is real and lightning fast (sometimes): Here’s everything you need to know We ran 5G speed tests on Verizon, AT&T, EE and more: Here’s what we found See also That changes when it comes to 5G, thanks to something called dynamic spectrum sharing, or DSS. The technology, likely available in 2020 in the US, lets carriers use the same spectrum band for both 4G and 5G. Instead of having different roads for buses and cars, DSS is like having one big highway with separate lanes for buses and cars. A software update can quickly turn the current 4G LTE networks into 5G. “This is a game changer,” said Qualcomm’s Malladi. The benefit of DSS today is that it lets carriers roll out their 5G networks quickly and deal with the spectrum shortages. Going forward, DSS will make it easier for carriers to keep some 4G lanes open for 4G smart home products or for people who are slow with moving to 5G. And something called dual connectivity, which is available today, lets phones run on both 4G and 5G networks to make sure you never drop a signal even if you move out of 5G range. It also combines the two to give you faster speeds. Sprint’s 5G network, which uses mid-band spectrum and went live in Chicago on Thursday, has a feature called “split-mode” — essential dual connectivity — that lets Sprint simultaneously deliver 4G LTE Advanced and 5G service. It gives Sprint “a nearly identical footprint for both 4G LTE and 5G NR coverage,” the company said.”On the same hardware, you kill two birds with one phone,” Sprint Technology Chief John Saw said. He added that the company continues to invest in building out its 4G network. “You’ll see [4G] improving.” Combining 4G and 5G signals Another 4G and 5G technology, called carrier aggregation, has the ability to combine multiple wireless signals into one. This allows for even higher speeds than when running on one band by itself. It’s like combining several one-lane roads to make a multi-lane highway with a faster speed limit. 5G marks the first time a cellular technology can power a device at the same time as a previous generation, 4G. Carrier aggregation is commonly used to combine 4G signals with other 4G signals, which provided “a huge performance and capacity lift,” said Heidi Hemmer, vice president of networking and technology at Verizon.Soon carriers soon will be able to combine 4G and 5G with carrier aggregation. In the US, the network operators could start using the technology as soon as 2020. “Whatever spectrum resources you have, you can use them and combine them into one big thing,” Ericsson’s Linder said. “From a user perspective, you don’t see what’s going on. The magic is in the background.”That magic results in faster and broader 5G network launches. When 5G carrier aggregation happens, operators can combine millimeter wave for downloads and sub-6Ghz for uploads. Or they can do a combination of sub-6Ghz and sub-6Ghz, or sub-6Ghz plus 4G LTE and so on and so forth. “For operators who have millimeter wave networks, like in the US, this is a significant enhancement in the range of millimeter wave coverage,” Qualcomm President Cristiano Amon said.4G connections should get faster While 5G is new and will keep improving, so too will 4G. 5G builds on 4G, so users will see faster 4G LTE speeds — particularly when paired with 5G. They’ll also see lower latencies thanks to the steps operators are taking with 5G. But 4G chips likely won’t see huge speed increases on their own. MediaTek, one of the world’s only remaining wireless chip makers, isn’t investing in 4G on its own anymore. Instead, it will seek to boost 4G speeds only on modems that also have 5G connectivity, said Finnbar Moynihan, MediaTek’s vice president of corporate sales and business development in the Americas and Europe.”For standalone 4G chipsets, the speeds we have [today] is the way they’ll remain,” Moynihan said. “But when a customer buys a 5G solution, they’ll get 5G plus a much higher 4G [speed] built in.”The fastest version of 4G LTE available in the US today is called LTE Advanced (AT&T calls it 5G E). In the case of Qualcomm’s X24 modem, devices can use carrier aggregation and other techniques to get peak download rates of 2Gbps. That’s fast enough to download the third season of “Stranger Things” in about 8 seconds (though LTE Advanced realistically will give you download speeds of 200Mpbs to 600Mbps, still much faster than the previous LTE average speed of 100Mbps to 300Mbps). Those gigabit-speed LTE networks are a key first step in the move toward 5G, Qualcomm’s Amon said. Network operators and device makers will keep rolling out improved LTE Advanced, which should get even speedier than 2Gbps. “Most of the operators are upgrading 4G to higher speeds so you have service continuity as you use applications more dependent on broadband speeds,” Amon said. “If your phone is capable of supporting higher speeds, you will be able to benefit from that transition from LTE to gigabit LTE.”As more people move to 5G, there won’t be as many phones on 4G networks. That frees up capacity and gives you speeds closer to the peaks. Because of DSS, the carriers know they can easily switch their 4G connections to 5G when more devices connect to the newer network, so there’s little downside in building out 4G right now. Until you’re ready to buy your first 5G device, enjoy your faster 4G LTE phone. Originally published at 5 a.m. PTUpdate at 3:45 p.m. PT: Adds Sprint CTO and Verizon networking executive comments. The Oppo Reno 5G is smoother than actual 5G 1:27 Tags 15 Photos Share your voice Qualcomm 5G AT&T Sprint T-Mobile Verizonlast_img read more

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Tribhovandas Bhimji Zaveri Q4 net profit revenues hit due to jewellers strike

first_imgTribhovandas Bhimji Zaveri (TBZ) reported a huge setback in its operations in the fourth quarter, ended March 2016. The Mumbai-based jewellery retailer posted a net loss of Rs. 17 crore as against a net profit of Rs. 18.50 crore in the corresponding period last fiscal. The company attributed the lacklustre performance to the nationwide jewellers’ strike in March.The TBZ stock was trading at Rs. 67.90 at around 12:50 p.m. on Tuesday, down 3.69 percent from its previous close. Revenues fell 34 percent to Rs. 305 crore during the quarter under review from Rs. 463 crore for the March 2015 quarter, the company said in a regulatory filing to the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) on Monday. “Fourth quarter performance was impacted by the nationwide agitation by gems and jewellery industry in protest against imposition of 1 percent excise duty on jewellery sales, [sic]” Shrikant Zaveri, chairman and managing director of TBZ, said in the regulatory filing.TBZ reported 14.4 percent decline in revenues to Rs. 1,655 crore and net loss of Rs. 23 crore for 2015-16 as against net profit of Rs. 26 crore in the previous financial.Shrikant Zaveri expressed hopes of a turnaround in the current fiscal owing to a slew of positive developments.”Looking into the next year (2016-17), we are optimistic of an improved operational and financial performance. We expect to see growth in jewellery sales in FY17 on the back of redemptions under the re-launched Kalpavruksha Scheme, expectations of a good monsoon, longer wedding season and overall improvement in discretionary demand,” he said.Titan Company Limited, a Tata Group company that derives about 75 percent of its revenues from the jewellery business (Tanishq), will be announcing its results on Friday. The Titan stock was trading at Rs. 359.30, down 1.83 percent, on the BSE on Tuesday.Gold prices hit a two-year high on Monday to cross Rs. 30,000 per 10 gm in the Delhi bullion market as demand rose on the eve of the wedding season.last_img read more

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Thalapathy Vijay set to give double delight on his birthday

first_imgA collage of Thalapathy Vijay’s looks in recent movies.PR HandoutVijay will celebrate his 43 birthday in June and the makers of his next movie Thalapathy 63 have clear plans ahead for the special day to make the actor’s fans happy.With less than a month for his birthday, the fans of Vijay have started the countdown for their special day. What has doubled the joy of the actor’s followers is lyricist Viveka’s cryptic tweet.Two days ago, Vivek had posted a picture with ’30’ number written on it. Initially, it was believed that he was stating 30 days to go for the birthday, but rumour mills have something more to say about it.Well, rumours say that the makers might reveal an important update about the album or possibly about a song in the film, presently referred to as Thalapathy 63. The lyricist had penned for Vijay’s previous films like Mersal, Sarkar.Aalaporaan Thamizhan and Neethanae, and Maacho were chartbuster songs in Mersal and Simtaangaran, Oruviral Puratchi and TopTucker had stuck the chord with the fans.Apart from the special announcement, the first look posters and the title of the Atlee Kumar-directorial will be unveiled on Vijay’s 43rd birthday on June 22.Meanwhile, the shooting of the movie is in progress as per the schedule. The team is filming important portions of the film in specially-erected sets on the outskirts of Chennai.It is a sports drama in which Nayanthara plays the female lead and Jackie Shroff will be seen in the role of antagonist.last_img read more

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Cable trader dies in custody JCD man killed in police chase

first_imgJamal UDDINA cable trader died in the police custody in the capital and an activist of the BNP’s student wing was killed falling from a building in Chattogram city allegedly after the police chased him early Sunday.In Dhaka, the police arrested Jamal Uddin Ripon, 45, from Sheikhdi area of Kajla around 11:00pm on Saturday and according to his family he died within hours.Ripon, according to BNP candidate from Dhaka-5 Nabiullah Nabi, was an activist of JCD or Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal activist.Officer-in-charge of  Jatrabari police station Kazi Wazed Ali said Ripon fell sick soon after his arrest. He was taken to Dhaka Medical College Hospital where he was pronounced dead by the on-duty physician around 12:05am.Ripon was suffering from various diseases, including high blood pressure, the OC said, adding that they suspected that Ripon died of heart attack. “However, we’ll be sure after getting the postmortem report.”His family said Ripon had no such disease and he was tortured to death.In Chattogram, another JCD activist died after falling from a building in Muradnagar when he was allegedly being chased by the police early Sunday.The victim identified as Md Rasel, 33, was a member of JCD’s EPZ thana unit and a follower of BNP candidate Amir Khosru Mahmud Chowdhury.Khosru’s personal secretary Md Selim told UNB that Rasel and several other JCD activists went to ‘Murad Bhaban’ to spend the night and avoid being arrested by the police ahead of the national elections.”But the police raided the place and chased them. Rasel fell from the five-storey building and died,” Selim said.However, the EPZ police station officer-in-charge Mir Nurul Huda denied the claim. “We have been informed about the death of a youth. He had jumped from the roof,” Huda said. “We will investigate the incident.”last_img read more

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Tarantino Says Uma Thurmans Car Stunt Was One Of The Biggest Regrets

first_imgThurman told the Times that the crash caused permanent damage to her knees and neck.Tarantino offered his version of the story in an interview with Deadline Hollywood.Tarantino said that in retrospect, the road he thought was safe actually was not and he faulted himself for not doing a double-check. “That was one of my most horrendous mistakes, that I didn’t take the time to run the road, one more time, just to see what I would see,” he said.Instead, believing that the road wasn’t a problem, he persuaded Thurman to drive around 30 to 45 mph.“Uma’s response was … ‘OK’ because she believed me, because she trusted me. I told her it would be OK. I told her the road was a straight line. I told her it would be safe. And it wasn’t. I was wrong. I didn’t force her into the car. She got into it because she trusted me. And she believed me.”Watching the star of his movie crash was “just horrible,” Tarantino said.“It was heartbreaking. Beyond one of the biggest regrets of my career, it is one of the biggest regrets of my life.”Tarantino said he went back over the road later and found “a little mini S-curve” that hadn’t been clear to him earlier. He also said he had misjudged how much sand there was in the dirt road.Tarantino said that “a trust was broken” and that he and Thurman were at odds “for the next two to three years,” before coming to terms with what had happened.“We had a big dinner in the Soho House in New York and there we dealt with all the car stuff, and all the resentments she had toward me. The things she felt I could have done better in protecting her in that movie. And we hashed it all out, put it behind her and we’ve been fantastic friends ever since.”In the New York Times article, Thurman said that Tarantino atoned for the accident by giving her what she had demanded for years — the film footage of the crash. In her Instagram post, she alleges that the producers of Kill Bill Vol. 2, including Weinstein, tried to suppress the footage.Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. Share Bertrand Langlois/AFP/Getty ImagesDirector Quentin Tarantino and actress Uma Thurman pose at the Cannes Film Festival in 2014. He acknowledges persuading her to do a dangerous driving scene that ended in a crash.Hollywood director Quentin Tarantino acknowledged that he is responsible for insisting that actress Uma Thurman perform a car stunt that resulted in a crash that nearly killed her 15 years ago.Thurman’s account of the accident, which chilled relations between Thurman and Tarantino for years, was detailed in a New York Times story over the weekend. Much of the article centers on Thurman’s allegations that she had been sexually assaulted by movie mogul Harvey Weinstein.Thurman said the accident happened in Mexico near the end of the shooting of the 2004 release Kill Bill Vol. 2 after she had expressed her reluctance to drive a blue Karmann Ghia down a sandy road. She said she had been warned that the car was not operating correctly after its manual transmission was reconfigured to an automatic. She said she wanted a stunt driver to do the shot.But Tarantino insisted that she drive the car. Thurman posted footage of the crash on Instagram.last_img read more

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PHOTO REPORT The 191st anniversary of the Annexation of Nicoya is a

first_img Andrés Madrigal/The Tico Times Related posts:La Voz de Guanacaste marks holiday with video tribute to beloved northwestern province 17 photos from Nicoya’s annexation festival PHOTO ESSAY: Barrio Amón Shoe Repair Shop PHOTOS: Guanacaste celebrates 192 years of being part of Costa Rica Facebook Comments Andrés Madrigal/The Tico Times Andrés Madrigal/The Tico Times Andrés Madrigal/The Tico Times Andrés Madrigal/The Tico Times Andrés Madrigal/The Tico Times Andrés Madrigal/The Tico Timescenter_img Andrés Madrigal/The Tico Times Andrés Madrigal/The Tico Times See also: Water protests greet Costa Rica’s Solís in Nicoya during annual festivalOn Saturday, the people of Costa Rica’s northwestern province of Guanacaste dusted off their cowboy boots and headed out for a traditional Tico celebration at the annual Annexation of the Partido de Nicoya Festival. Held every July 25, this year’s festival commemorated the 191st anniversary of the day when the Partido de Nicoya, today known as Guanacaste, became a part of Costa Rica in 1824. This year’s event, held under a scorching sun that sent temperatures skyrocketing, was lively and hot, with plenty of protests and an equal measure of fun. Andrés Madrigal/The Tico Times Andrés Madrigal/The Tico Times Andrés Madrigal/The Tico Times Andrés Madrigal/The Tico Timeslast_img read more

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But you know what’s funny? who sits on the Minnesota Municipal Beverage Association board.The first time in Minnesota history that liquor stores legally could open on a Sunday was July 2 and long lines were reported throughout the state in part because it was a first and in part because it was a holiday weekend Good business but not as brisk was reported on July 9The Legislature this year approved letting liquor stores open from 11 am to 6 pm on Sundays if local governments approveMost cities have given approval to private and their own public liquor stores to open although some only on a trial basis A few cities have yet to decide and some rejected Sunday salesArnold remains skeptical pointing out that after Colorado passed Sunday sales more than 30 liquor stores closedStudies of Colorado stores indicate that they spread six days of revenue over seven days when they began opening Sundays Arnold said he already has noticed a slight drop in weekday sales in BagleyAs a colleague told Arnold: "You are not going to have 10000 people drop out of the sky and start drinking tomorrow because we have Sunday sales"The state House never had voted on a full bill allowing Sunday sales until this yearThe House approved the bill 85-45 a surprising gap considering its failure rate over many years Senators later voted 38-28 for the changeWhy the sudden legislative flip-flop First polls showed Minnesotans wanted the change Second House Speaker Kurt Daudt R-Crown threw his support behind the effort after opposing Sunday salesWith a major new law there always is talk about tweaking it Rep Jenifer Loon R-Eden Prairie said she sees no need to change the law soon However she quickly added that could change if liquor stores approach her asking for an earlier opening time"I suspect store owners or some of them are going to say the 11 o’clock opening isn’t great" the longtime Sunday sales advocate said because people going fishing may want to pick up beer before hitting the water As sponsor of the legislation that passed after years of failures Loon is convinced stores eventually will find they are making more money with an extra day of salesLawmakers from border communities especially next to Wisconsin often were strong in demanding change as they saw constituents crossing into the Badger state to buy on SundaysLoon said she received a text from a Wisconsin friend who said the nearby liquor store parking lot was empty when it usually was full of Minnesota cars on Sundays"I am hoping we are going to have people stay home" Loon said about Minnesotans’ buying habitsThe path to passage started in December when Daudt used a Forum News Service pre-session forum to say how strongly he felt about Sunday sales"If a liquor store doesn’t want to be open on Sunday they don’t have to but consumers would like to have that flexibility" Daudt saidThe Bagley store is an example of that flexibilityAfter seeing how sales go Arnold could keep the Bagley store open on summer and fall Sundays through the end of deer season then close during cold weather months when there may be fewer customers But such decisions will wait until there is plenty of sales data availableIn any case it is a safe bet that most liquor stores will be open on the last two Sundays of this year when Christmas and New Year’s eves fall on SundaysThe variables about whether to remain open will play out in the next few months and years For Arnold for instance the 4-year-old liquor Bagley store sits on US 2 a highway busy year around that produces frequent customersArnold said his store’s location is good because of the highway but in Thief River Falls the city liquor store is downtown and on Sundays "you probably could shoot a cannon off and not hit anyone""We have a family barbecue team called ‘Rub My Rack BBQ’ We go and do pro barbecue on the circuit—the Kansas City Barbeque Society circuit—around the country" Dobosenski saidThe Fort Ripley Township team are among 50 finalists in the Sam’s Club National BBQ Tour competing Saturday for a $150000 purse at the Sam’s Club headquarters in Bentonville Ark"We’re not a restaurant; this is our hobby" Dobosenski who works at the Brainerd metal fabrication shop where his wife is the bookkeeperSmoke sauces and spicesStan 41 and his 39-year-old wife Tonia include their children—9-year-old Zoe 5-year-old Gemma and 4-year-old Maizie—in their adventures with smoke sauces and spices"Their jobs vary according to their age Zoe vac-seals leftovers and the little ones clean They go everywhere with us" he saidThe couple judged its first pro barbecue in 2000 "at the insistence of Tonia’s boss who was a brand new barbecue competition organizer short on judges" according to their website"The sanctioning body for our circuit of barbecue competitions is KCBS or Kansas City Barbeque Society" Stan Dobosenski said "They have their own trained CBJs which stands for certified barbecue judges . It’s a standardized thing when it’s sanctioned like that"The Rub My Rack BBQ team’s first KCBS-sanctioned event was the professional Great Northern BBQ competition in Brainerd in 2013; it placed seventh in chicken and 11th overall"We were hooked" he said describing how they felt after being called up to the stage during the awards ceremony for the Brainerd competitionKCBS is a nonprofit "dedicated to promoting and enjoying barbeque" and is "the world’s largest organization of barbeque and grilling enthusiasts with over 20000 members worldwide""You have the judges looking for appearance taste and tenderness of the four meats which are chicken pork ribs pork shoulder and beef brisket" he said "To qualify to win the contest overall you need to enter all four categories"KCBS sanctions more than 500 barbecue contests worldwide and its members also offer assistance to civic and charitable organizations who organize events according to its website "If you’re just starting it’s not uncommon for a team to take perhaps maybe chicken or pork and just enter those to dip their feet into the pool" Stan Dobosenski said’Way of life’The family of five entered a Watertown SD,Vegans and meat eaters obviously have different approaches to food and the issue of whats acceptable to put in their mouths and other vegans giving out death threats. mostly by email.

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