On February 24, 1995, Dave Matthews Band appeared for the very first time on national television, performing “What Would You Say?” on the Late Show With David Letterman. Now, 20 years and 13 performances on the talk show later, they return to help say goodbye to Letterman with a rendition of the song that started it all.DMB also debuted a new song on “Legends of Letterman” yesterday, titled “Black and Bluebird“. Their summer tour kicks off this week in Austin.[Via Jambase]
World Bank: Ebola regional impact could soon reach $33 billionThe economic impact of Ebola on West Africa could range from $3.8 billion to $32.6 billion by the end of next year, depending on how quickly it can be contained and how far it spreads in the region, the World Bank reported today in a press release.In a World Bank report, experts assessed two possible scenarios: an optimistic “low Ebola,” event in which the disease is contained by early 2015, cases stay around 20,000, and economic activity gradually increases; and “high Ebola,” in which cases reach 200,000 and the outbreak worsens significantly into mid-2015. Both scenarios assume at least some spread beyond the three main affected countries of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone.In the “low Ebola” scenario, lost gross domestic product (GDP) for West Africa is estimated at $2.2 billion in 2014 and $1.6 billion in 2015. In the “high Ebola” possibility, estimates suggest $7.4 billion in lost GDP for 2014 and $25.2 billion in 2015, the report says.According to the World Bank’s analysis, the economic impact of Ebola is already very serious in the three affected countries—particularly Liberia and Sierra Leone—and could become catastrophic under a slow-containment, “high Ebola” scenario.World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim, MD, PhD, said in the release, “With Ebola’s potential to inflict massive economic costs on Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone and the rest of their neighbors in West Africa, the international community must find ways to get past logistical roadblocks and bring in more doctors and trained medical staff, more hospital beds, and more health and development support to help stop Ebola in its tracks.”Oct 8 World Bank press release Oct 7 World Bank full report FAO launches initiative to address Ebola-caused food issuesIn response to indirect impacts of Ebola, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today launched a program to urgently assist 90,000 vulnerable households in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone whose food supplies and livelihoods are threatened by the Ebola epidemic.The FAO’s “Regional Response Programme for West Africa” will ramp up the work the agency is already doing with governments, UN partners, and local networks of agriculture, veterinary, and forestry workers to slow disease spread, meet immediate and long-term food and nutrition security needs, and build resilience, according to an FAO news story.Program activities are organized around four key objectives, the agency said:Save lives by stopping the spread of the disease through social mobilization, training, and awareness-raising activitiesBoost incomes and agricultural production to safeguard livelihoods through rapid impact assessments and support to crop and livestock production and tradeBuild resilience of communities to disease threats by improving early-warning systems and emergency responseStrengthen coordination to improve response by addressing food security issuesThe FAO is asking for $30 million to support the program over the next 12 months and says addressing agriculture- and food-related issues cannot wait.Oct 8 FAO news story Full program report
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Dear Editor,It is not without notice that this year’s Phagwah celebration was once more tainted by confusion regarding the date and auspicious timings for which the festival is to be celebrated.It is, in my opinion Editor, that this confusion will continue to take place whenever a Hindu festival has to be observed at the national level, since the Hindu leaders of this country have little or no cooperation among themselves and are all concerned with making a name for themselves even if it’s at the expense of Hindu unity and oneness. These leaders should learn to put aside their differences whether politically or ideologically and work towards the propagation of unity and peace, not discord and disdain for each other.It is very sad, Editor, that many of these organisations which are now arguing over which date is wrong and which date is right, are otherwise very silent about the real issues that are affecting Hindus and Indo-Guyanese throughout Guyana. Where are these organisations when issues such as suicide and poverty wreak havoc in the homes of the Hindu? Or when domestic violence and alcoholism continuw to destroy homes of the Indo Guyanese? Why are they not so vocal when proselytism continues to eat away the fabric of our religion? These are the things that Pandits and Hindu leaders should seek to resolve and attack at the forefront! Not use their knowledge and position as Pandits to bring each other to disrepute! It is a ghastly thing to do!Finally, Editor, I would like to state that although the Guyana Hindu Dharmic Sabha (GHDS) is one of the leading organisations involved in the date fiasco and is also possibly the one responsible for all this confusion, this organisation and its leader, Dr Vindhya Persaud, should be given credit for the many things that they are doing for both Hindus and Indo Guyanese. This organisation continues to promote Hinduism through its various and consistent cultural programmes and promote awareness of the contributions of East Indians to the Guyanese society. The Sabha also successfully runs an orphanage located at Ankerville, Port Mourant, Berbice and over the past years would have carried out several workshops and seminars aimed at suicide awareness and alcoholism. This, dear Editor, is how you truly help Hindus, not by propagating division and hatred for each other.In conclusion, I would like to pose a question to all those leaders and organisations that would have vehemently argued about this date and that date: What have you and your organisation done to improve the lives of Hindus in Guyana? “It is time we give jack he jacket.”Yours faithfully,Yogeshwar Mathoo, B.sc, Soc.
14 July 2010Four years ago, Project 2010 was launched with the aim of providing a free flow of information relating to the preparations for the 2010 World Cup. In our mission statement, we declared our confidence that South Africa would host the greatest World Cup in history. Since then, this country has experienced extraordinary highs and lows, including a political and constitutional crisis which led to the recalling of the country’s president, the outbreak of xenophobia and electricity shortages which threatened to cripple the country’s power grid.On the plus side, the country was able to ride the global economic meltdown, thanks largely to a number of multi-billion rand World Cup-related construction projects.Throughout this period, the world watched nervously as the various World Cup deadlines loomed. Just two years ago, Fifa President Sepp Blatter sparked a storm of controversy by conceding that there was a “Plan B” in the event that South Africa was unable to host the mega sporting event.But, once again, we produced the goods and confounded our critics. And hundreds of millions of people spent 32 days watching in awe as South Africa took its rightful place at the centre of the universe and, in turn, embraced the entire planet.The reality is that the country, which was once the pariah of the international community, has now made the world a better place.The critics who spent four years running us into the ground have been drowned out by the roar of approval from the international media and the near-record number of fans who watched the 64 matches (South Africa became only the third host nation to exceed three-million spectators since 1930).John Carlin, author of Playing the Enemy, says all those stories, promoted by Fifa, among others, about the World Cup being the 1995 rugby World Cup all over again, about healing racial wounds, uniting the fractured nation and so forth, were off the mark.“It was much, much better than that,” he says. “What we saw was just how united and racially healed South Africa really is, how far we’ve advanced since the nervy nineties.”Blatter this week said South Africa had scored a nine out of 10 for its hosting of the event, “making it a doctorate summa cum laude“.Blatter said he had feared the high crime rate and poor public transport would jeopardise the tournament, but it went off without any major problems.“A big compliment to South Africa, a big compliment to the people of South Africa, a big compliment to the government of South Africa for all the guarantees they have given and met,” said Blatter. “They can be proud.”So there we have it. South Africa (yet again) has produced the goods. Take a bow!Urquhart is a former Fifa World Cup media officer and the editor of Project 2010. This is his final column.
Loss prevention—also known as asset protection—is an ever-broadening, ever-growing field that has a lot to offer an entry-level job seeker. According to the Loss Prevention Foundation, the industry’s “wide spectrum of career options and tremendous potential for professional growth” make the job a rare find in today’s labor market. And the projected job growth—5 to 8 percent between 2014 and 2024—is on par with other industries, according to the Occupational Information Network (O*NET). It’s worth a closer look. But just what does a loss prevention associate do, anyway?Industry OverviewLoss prevention was once primarily responsible for the physical security of a retail space. LP once used to guard exit doors and stop shoplifters. However, many people are still under the misconception that this is still the LP associate’s dominant function, which is far from the case today.Contemporary loss prevention professionals still maintain responsibility for retail security. But they also must handle employee theft issues, data protection, safety and risk management, inventory audits, legal compliance, and matters related to organized retail crime and fraud. It’s more appropriate to say that loss prevention has evolved into a core business function that plays a crucial role in protecting the profits of the world’s largest retailers.- Sponsor – As an early-career associate, the loss prevention associate job description may not include all of these functions right away. Nevertheless, it’s important to recognize from the outset that such responsibilities eventually fall under the domain of the loss prevention department in many organizations. If an entry-level job seeker chooses to progress and grow in an LP career, he or she will want to be aware of and conversant with all these business areas. It’s never too soon to start learning about them.What Does a Loss Prevention Associate Do? Job Titles and ResponsibilitiesGenerally, an entry-level job title in LP is the “loss prevention associate.” However, the evolution of the field and responsibilities contained therein means that titles can change to reflect that. Alternative titles for entry-level LP jobs could include:Loss prevention and safety specialistAsset protection specialistLoss prevention agentLoss prevention security guardRecovery associateJob parameters for a loss prevention associate will vary depending on the particular retail organization. However, by and large, all loss prevention associates are expected to work in harmony with the rest of the retail team to achieve store objectives for preventing theft and ensuring safety. Sometimes LP associates assist in processing inventory and merchandise returns as well.A careful review of recent job postings for loss prevention associates on LPjobs.com—the premier job board for loss prevention postions—reveals that the role can entail some combination of the following responsibilities:Provide quality customer service and positive shopping experiences to deter theft.Respond to customer and associate incidents where safety and/or company liability may be concerned.Work with investigators or other LP/AP team members to investigate criminal violations and/or recover stolen merchandise.Monitor inventory shrinkage and follow company procedure to minimize shrink.Perform store surveillance as directed by management, such as maintaining focus on areas of visible shrink.Verify accuracy of merchandise returns.Prepare and maintain comprehensive and accurate documentation for inventory, merchandise returns, customer accidents, apprehensions and recoveries, and more.Perform minor repairs around the store.Learn proper safety procedures and train other store associates on these and other LP-related issues, such as inventory control processes.Maintain store monitoring technology and equipment.Review surveillance video and exception reports for possible incidents of theft or fraud.Understand and maintain rigorous compliance with the law and company policy regarding apprehensions, searches and seizures, and the preservation of evidence.Detect and apprehend shoplifters if dictated by company policy.Conduct safety checks and report any hazardous or unsafe activity to management on duty immediately.Successfully complete all asset protection/loss prevention training requirements and certification courses and keep credentials up to date.More InformationA decade or two ago, early-career loss prevention associates did not have many educational resources available to them. They just didn’t exist. Today’s LP associates can access webinars, college programs, and even resources like LP Magazine and the certification courses through Loss Prevention Foundation to gain a better understanding about how the industry works and how LP fits into the bigger picture of business in the retail environment.The answer to the question “What does a loss prevention associate do?” will vary, but entry-level applicants who spend time understanding the job, the retail organization, and the challenges specific to both will find a great deal of opportunity in this space.This article was originally published in 2016 and was updated May 10, 2019. Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox. Sign up now
A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Tags:#Facebook#web dave copeland The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… How many users does Facebook really have? And does it matter? We take it as gospel at some point this summer Facebook will cross the billion-user mark, but rarely do we stop and note that the milestone comes with the “according to Facebook” caveat. Yes, the company acknowledged before the IPO that as many as 6% of its users are fake, duplicate, or otherwise unqualified accounts. (Which is not insignificant: 6% of the 900 million users Facebook claimed at the time of the IPO would work out to 54 million users.) But how do we know if the base number is accurate, short of implicitly trusting Facebook?Wall Street investors – many of whom were burned in last month’s initial public offering – are starting to raise those questions, but it seems like sour grapes. Before the IPO, these same investors downplayed the fact that as many as one of every 20 Facebook accounts was a fake, stressing that what mattered was the number of active users, as well as Facebook’s plans to monetize those users.Now comes news that the number of unique Facebook users dropped slightly between April and May, which is telling, given how many headlines the dominant social network drew in May. But more important is the decline during the past six months: The number of unique visitors has fallen 4.8% in that time frame.Now that Facebook shares are slumping, investors are clinging to anything they can when it comes to bashing the company. However, Richard Saintvilus of TheStreet.com says investors (not to mention anyone declaring the company dead less than one month after it went public) need to go back to the basics.“The biggest criticism that Facebook receives on Wall Street is its perceived inability to monetize its user base. So to me that means the company is only hurting itself if it is erroneously allowing unqualified users or if it is not truly representing what the 900 million means,” Saintvilus wrote. “The fact of the matter is, Facebook gains nothing by ‘inflating’ its user base. Any number higher than what is factual only adds increased pressure on the company — one that is already dealing with credibility issues surrounding its business model and its perceived inability to monetize its user base.”It’s inevitable that as Facebook conquers more markets, it will eventually hit a saturation point, and growth in the total number of users will slow. The biggest challenge for Facebook to keep it relevant to its shareholders and its users is to focus on the unique monthly visitors.That could be problematic. Anecdotally, I’m hearing from more and more people who say they are giving up on Facebook or taking breaks from the service by putting their accounts on hold. I’ve been having an email back-and-forth with a friend from my grad school days who recently announced (on Facebook) that she was putting her account on hold for a while. Her reasoning is similar to the reason I’ve heard from other people who are considering taking a break from being one of Facebook’s millions of unique monthly visitors.“I have major qualms about losing touch with people I care about and learn from and all that stuff. Major qualms,” she wrote. “But I’ve come to think of Facebook as something that I only need because I have it, and if I didn’t have it, I wouldn’t even know I needed it.”Those major qualms could end up being a major problem for Facebook. Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Related Posts
Embarrassment of Riches: Other RecommendationsWhile Square may be a leader, an incredibly diverse set of companies has entered the field of mobile payments.Google Wallet is a potentially disruptive option. Essentially, Google Wallet is an NFC-enabled digital app that stores financial information, loyalty cards and deals. But since its release in 2011, many mobile carriers have blocked the app from running on their networks as they work out NFC solutions of their own. And Google Wallet is available only on select Android devices. With some justification, PayPal loves to think of itself as a leader in mobile payments. Storing information on the buyers smartphone, PayPal can be used to purchase both physical and digital goods. It also offers NFC money transfers between people just by bumping smartphones. While PayPal may be one of the largest digital payments providers, it still lacks widespread presence in retail stores. Other dongle providers that compete with Square include Intuit’s GoPayment, Verifone, Erply and others. An interesting startup in San Francisco called Mobeam uses light to beam payment information into a barcode scanner. One of the fastest growing startups in the mobile payments ecosystem is LevelUp from Boston-based SCVNGR. It is working toward the concept of “interchange zero” where it does not cost merchants anything to transmit payments. Dwolla, out of Des Moines, Iowa, offers an interesting ecosystem for local mobile payments. Jumio and Card.io allow merchants to use a smartphone camera to scan credit cards for payments. Meanwhile, some of the biggest companies in the world are working on mobile payment solutions. A partnership between T-Mobile, AT&T and Verizon is working on an NFC solution called Isis. Amazon offers its “1-Click” purchasing through mobile phones for both physical and digital goods. The major transaction companies including MasterCard, American Express and Visa are all working toward some type of digital wallet.Even with all the competition, though, Square’s unique combination of features, ease of access and competitive pricing make it today’s leader. But the mobile payments space is still evolving rapidly and who will ultimately rule the future of currency remains very much up in the air. What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Tags:#e-commerce#mobile#Mobile Payments Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Related Posts Mobile payments. The phrase has hit the popular conscious over the past several years as smartphones have permeated the lives of people around the world. Pay for anything you want without a plastic card, without cash, without your checkbook. Just use your smartphone to buy anything you want. There are many different ways to make payments or receive payments with a mobile device. We give our recommendation for the best mobile payments option below. Many Ways to PayThe tem “mobile payments” encompasses many types of transactions. Large companies and enterprising startups all claim to offer the brightest and best in mobile payments – with very different offerings. So a little context is required before we can single out the best mobile payments app. The various tiers of mobile payments can be broken into two high-level groups: 1. The ability to buy digital goods with your mobile device. Fundamentally no different than buying a digital product through your computer but often with a different payment structure – such as the ability to charge it through your carrier. Digital goods could include apps, music, e-books or video subscriptions, among other items.2. The ability to buy physical goods with your mobile device. The end goal: total disruption of the cash-based transaction ecosystem. This could include the ability to accept credit cards from smartphones or making the smartphone the actual vehicle of payment. Then there are the different ways to perform mobile transactions:Carrier Billing: Charging a digital or physical good through your mobile carrier bill.Near Field Communications (NFC): Financial information is stored on a device and transactions are made through a “tap” between the smartphone and a point-of-sale system. QR Codes/Code Scanners: As with NFC, payment information is stored on the device or can be accessed through the device from the cloud. But with QR codes, either the merchant scans the code on the buyer’s phone with another smartphone or tablet, or the buyer’s phone uses its own LED sensors to “beam” out information that a barcode scanner can read.Mobile Card Readers: Often referred to as “dongles,” these devices plug into a smartphone or tablet and let merchants swipe credit cards.Stored Payment Information: This is when a company holds buyers’ credit card information in its system and allows them to easily purchase physical or digital goods through “one click.” Amazon and PayPal are leaders here, but Google and Apple also store user information to allow payments on mobile devices. Mobile Wallets: This generic term covers mobile payment services that store payment information on or through a device. They typically offer other services, such as loyalty programs, coupons, deals and offers (which are all technically different things). A mobile wallet can use any type of payment system to make the transaction.Given all of the above, we applied the following criteria to determine our recommendation for the Best Mobile Payments App:Must be able to purchase physical goods.Must have a mobile wallet component.Must be as ubiquitous as possible – supporting, at the very least, Android and Apple’s iOS. Must have the potential to fundamentally change how payments are made. Our Recommendation: SquareSquare, a company created by Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, helped start the mobile payment phenomenon. When it first hit the market, Square was primarily a dongle solution. The dongle (called a “Square”) plugs into the headphone jack of a smartphone or tablet and through an app lets merchants accept credit cards on their devices. The dongle concept is simple and very powerful. It boils down to giving the masses the ability to make and receive digital payments from anywhere. That could be the local farmers market or an out-of-the-way bike shop on your favorite path. All that the merchant needs is a smartphone and some type of data connection. Square (and its many dongle competitors) is ushering in a new era of transactions that makes cash (which is still how about 85% of all transactions are made) irrelevant. While Square started as a dongle, it has evolved a much richer feature set to lead the way in mobile payments. The Square Register turns an iPad into a point-of-sale system, while the Square Card Case integrates loyalty cards that can be used for payments through the register. Consumers can even make payments through their smartphones at a merchant that has a Square Register just by coming in and saying their name. Square and the merchant have the consumer’s financial information on file, and making a payment is as simple as saying “charge it to my account.” Think of it like having an open tab at your neighborhood pub. For consumers, Square is a free app on iOS and Android. For merchants (or anybody who wants to accept credit cards with their smartphone), the dongle and app are free with an industry-competitive 2.75% fee per transaction. dan rowinski
What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Related Posts Perhaps the best thing that has ever happened to photography is the advent of digital technology. The world has long since left analog and chemical photo editing procedures behind for digital photo editing software. And digital photography has brought the craft to the hands of amateurs. But, how is technology helping reshape photo editing software?While Photoshop remains the household name and even synonym for photo editing, many other applications, especially top photo editing software for beginners have risen to the challenge as photography gets increasingly advanced. Following digital technology, the next big thing appears to be Artificial Intelligence. An AI-powered photo editing software uses machine learning to enhance images and manipulate them in various regards. Therefore, the ways described in this article are related to AI in one way or the other. Even innovations from the digital revolution are being improved upon. One-Touch Editing. Photoshop seems cumbersome and complex for many, even professional photographers. This might have been the idea behind alternative Adobe photo editing software like Lightroom. Nevertheless, many software has arisen to rival Photoshop in offering one-touch editing where adjustments that would have taken hours are made in seconds and minutes, of course, with AI at play. This is not unexpected, the world is running faster. Luminar by Skylum is a good photo editing software that gives its users an edge with its Accidental AI. It enables users to adjust a wide range of features by using a slider. Its preset styles make this possible too. The app is also available as a plugin in Photoshop, Lightroom and Apple Photos. Movavi Photo Editor is an easy photo editing software that prides itself on one-touch photo enhancement. It conveniently combines its simplicity with high-end sophistication, ensuring that quality is not compromised. Photolemur is an easy image editor that comes with an auto image editing feature. It does this with the aid of algorithms. Face Beauty Effects.Since the rise of selfies, photo editing software has been heavily invested in the face beauty trend. Most of the applications, especially mobile ones, are only for amateurs. However, there are professional photo editing software that relies on strong AI-driven facial recognition technology to create more realistic effects. Skylum recently released an update to the Luminar photo editing software that featured a new Accent AI 2.0 technology dubbed ‘human-aware’. Using facial and object recognition technology, it is capable of creating better photo effects. It removes the hassle of individually adjusting effects like contrast, shadows, highlights, color correction and so on. Its strong point is that it still affords photographers a lot of flexibility with editing. Photolemur has what is called Face Finish Technology. It uses AI (too) to analyze image details and corrects imperfections at once. Typical face editing features like teeth whitening and eye correction are embedded in this photo editing software. Prisma, one of the top photo editing software designed Lensa as an app to retouch selfies. It has a lot of face beauty features such as skin tone smoothing, eye/eyebrow effects, texture and so on. It also features innovative features like Bokeh that is similar to the iPhone’s portrait mode. Style Effects.Most photo editing software now offers customized styles that apply various effects for you, especially when you do not have much time for editing. These quick effects make it faster and easier to edit a photo and are great for amateurs who don’t want all the complexity of typical photo editing apps. Prisma photo editing software (on Android and iOS) gave rise to artistic effects in photos. It uses AI to transform typical photos even artworks that they appear like paintings, mosaics sketches, etc. Since its release in 2016, it has gained widespread adoption among many and has come to be known as a primary art app. GoArt by Fotor transforms photos into artistic masterpieces with AI. It can make your photos imitate mainstream art styles such as impressionism, abstract, fauvism, dadaism, etc. and even make photos look like they are straight out of Van Gogh’s studio. Painnt is another photo editing software that is art-driven. It features several styles that are further divided into categories for easy use. Photo Upscaling. Humans are insatiable. And while our cameras have read unrealistic resolutions and keep going higher, we still need more. This desire has birthed photo upscaling apps that use AI to increase photo resolution while preserving quality and is great in the case of photo printing. Topaz Labs claims that its Gigapixel AI which is not exactly a full-fledged photo editing software can enlarge photos and upscale them to 600% while preserving detail, using machine learning to analyze the images pixel-by-pixel.Bigjpg uses the latest Deep Convolutional Neural Networks technology to reduce noise and increase the quality of images with the photos themselves retaining their excellent quality. Letsenhance.io is a web application that does as its name says: enhances pictures. It promises it can upscale images 16x the original. It rivals many mainstream photo editing software in this regard. Conclusion As mentioned earlier, the current wave of photo editing software trends is motivated by AI and is bound to continue so. Keep in mind that all the software mentioned are just for illustration purposes: they may not necessarily be the best but show how technology has impacted photo editing. As the niche evolves, digital photography is set to take a turn around. What will we would do with pictures in 2020? Will they be radically different than what was obtainable decades ago. Tags:#AI#Digital Photography Michael Usiagwu AI: How it’s Impacting Surveillance Data Storage Follow the Puck Michael Usiagwu is the CEO of Visible links Pro, a premium Digital Marketing Agency committed to seeing your brands/company and products gain the right visibility on the search engine. He can be reached via [email protected] Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces
English football club Arsenal has confirmed that its Polish goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny will join Italian side AS Roma on loan for one season.”Everyone at Arsenal would like to wish Wojciech well for his time in Italy,” Arsenal announced on Wednesday.Good luck to @13Szczesny13, who is to join AS Roma on loan for the 2015/16 season. Full story: http://t.co/eQSNujDkYA pic.twitter.com/AyjK3idLMoArsenal FC (@Arsenal) July 29, 2015Szczesny, 25, lost his place as a starter during the last season to Colombia’s David Ospina, and so had to settle for playing only in the FA Cup and the Capital One Cup competitions.The arrival of the Czech international Petr Cech from Chelsea reduces the chances of the Polish goalie, who earned 181 caps with Arsenal since he arrived in London in 2006.