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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Graves of 2000 soldiers from GREEK-Turkish war located

It ultimately ended GREEK forces' advance into Anatolia, while Turkey was fighting its war of independence after the collapse of the Ottoman Empire.


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Cherubic Cupid Is Everywhere on Valentine’s Day. Here’s Why That Famous Embodiment of Desire Is a Child

The Valentine's Day icon began as a handsome young man in Greek mythology


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Turkish navy to hold its biggest military exercises as tensions soar with GREECE, Cyprus

Turkey's navy is preparing to hold its biggest ever exercises in a show of military muscle-flexing amid increasing territorial tensions with neighbouring ...


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UN notified of name change to North Macedonia

At the United Nations, the country had been known as the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) because GREECE objected to the use of ...


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Greek Coast Guard rescues 51 refugees off Lesvos coasts, one teenager missing

ATHENS, Feb. 13 (Xinhua) -- Greek Coast Guard rescued on Wednesday 51 refugees and migrants off the northeastern coasts of Lesvos island, while a 15-year old girl was missing, Greek national news agen...


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Olympiacos decided to forfeit the semifinal GREEK Cup game against Panathinaikos in protest for ...

After trailing 40-25 in the first half of the GREEK semifinal game which started with Olympiacos players getting called for three fouls in the first 28 ...


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Reds walk out of GREEK Cup semifinal

The departure of Olympiakos from the court of the Olympic Sports Hall at half-time stained the semifinals of the GREEK Cup on Wednesday and meant ...


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Unassuming GREEK n' Go serves exquisite Mediterranean fare

Anyone who has driven around hopelessly hunting for a parking spot near LaVell Edwards Stadium during BYU's football season has likely seen the ...


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Aristotle University of Thessaloniki To Help Create New “University of Europe”

France, Germany, the Netherlands, Austria, Poland and GREECE will cooperate to lead developments in higher education in the European Union, ...


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GREECE looks to procure MH-60R maritime helo

GREECE is considering the procurement of the Lockheed Martin MH-60R Seahawk maritime multimission helicopter to augment and replace current ...


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GREECE Expects Visitor Numbers from Israel to Soar in 2019

More than 700,000 Israeli travelers are expected to visit GREECE this year, following a promotional drive spearheaded by Tourism Minister Elena ...


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The first debate on the Constitutional Review ends amidst fierce confrontation

Tensions are high during the second day of the debate on the first phase of the constitutional review in the Greek Parliament The culmination of the controversy between government


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BLOG: Exploring the Sponge Capital of the World

It's called the Sponge Capital of the World, and it has a deep rooted GREEK history. The town was was formed in 1882. During that time, 52 people lived ...


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Traveling the world for a year showed me real life doesn't always live up to the hype. These are the most disappointing places I've been.

[IMG_20190102_163611]Harrison Jacobs/Business Insider * IN MARCH I LEFT NEW YORK TO TRAVEL AROUND THE WORLD AS BUSINESS INSIDER'S INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT. OVER THE COURSE OF MORE THAN SIX MONTHS, I HAVE SO FAR VISITED 18 COUNTRIES. * WHILE I'VE HAD SOME EPIC ADVENTURES, NOT EVERYTHING LIVED UP TO THE HYPE. SOME BUCKET-LIST ATTRACTIONS WERE OVERPRICED, UNINSPIRING, OVERCROWDED, OR JUST PLAIN BORING. * AMONG THE OFFENDING ATTRACTIONS: THE "MOST DANGEROUS HIKE IN THE WORLD" IN CHINA, THE MARINA BAY SANDS MEGA-HOTEL FEATURED IN "CRAZY RICH ASIANS," AND THE GREEK ISLE OF MYKONOS. * I THOUGHT IT MIGHT BE HELPFUL TO SHARE WHICH OF MY RECENT ADVENTURES WEREN'T WORTH THE TROUBLE. * IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR THE THINGS YOU _SHOULD_ DO, I HAVE A LIST OF THOSE TOO. Let's be honest, some things simply don't live up to the hype. There's a temptation when going on a big trip abroad to come back singing the praises of everything you did and saw, whether it's a mediocre, all-inclusive island resort or an adrenaline-pumping off-road trip through the desert. But that muddies the waters. Sometimes, you get to a place, attraction, or activity only to find it overpriced, uninspiring, overcrowded, or just plain boring. If you don't call that out, how do you know some experience you've had really was life-altering? When I left to travel as Business Insider's international correspondent in March, I knew there would be amazing adventures along the way. I also knew there would be more than a few duds. Among them: the "most dangerous hike in the world" in China, the Marina Bay Sands mega-hotel featured in "Crazy Rich Asians," and the Greek isle of Mykonos. With 18 countries and nearly a year checked off on the trip so far, I decided it was time to pinpoint my least favorite adventures. Perhaps it'll help you reevaluate an upcoming trip, adjust your expectations for a bucket-list location, or feel less pressure to go see or do that thing that everyone is telling you that you _must_ do. Here's what they are: IN CHINA, I HEADED TO MOUNT HUA, OR HUASHAN, CONSIDERED TO BE ONE OF CHINA'S FIVE SACRED MOUNTAINS AND ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR TOURIST ATTRACTIONS AND PILGRIMAGE SITES FOR CHINESE PEOPLE. THE MOUNTAIN ACTUALLY HAS FIVE MAIN PEAKS: A NORTH, SOUTH, EAST, WEST, AND CENTER. Harrison Jacobs/Business Insider WHILE BREATHTAKING, IT'S CONSIDERED TO BE ONE OF THE WORLD'S MOST DANGEROUS PLACES TO HIKE, DUE IN LARGE PART TO THE INFAMOUS PLANK WALK LOCATED ON THE MOUNTAIN'S HIGHEST PEAK, SOUTH, WHICH HAS A HEIGHT OF 7,070 FEET. Richard Saunders UNFORTUNATELY, I NEVER GOT TO THE PLANK WALK. THE EASIEST WAY TO GET TO THE MOUNTAIN'S PEAKS IS BY CABLE CAR. THE LINE WAS INCREDIBLY LONG. YOU CAN'T EVEN SEE THE CABLE CAR IN THIS PICTURE. Harrison Jacobs/Business Insider SEE THE REST OF THE STORY AT BUSINESS INSIDER SEE ALSO: * Photos of famous London landmarks like Big Ben and Buckingham Palace in real life look nothing like you'd expect * Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez included high-speed rail in her Green New Deal. After riding China's superfast bullet train that could go from New York to Chicago in 4.5 hours, it's clear how far behind the US really is * Trump's childhood home on the outskirts of New York City is for sale for $2.9 million — take a look inside the 5-bedroom house SEE ALSO: FROM OFF-ROADING IN CHINA TO 22 HOURS OF SUNLIGHT IN MOSCOW: THE ONE THING YOU HAVE TO DO IN 12 COUNTRIES AROUND THE WORLD


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Western GREECE Region Sets Aside €1m for Tourism Promotion until 2021

Western GREECE Governor Apostolos Katsifaras announced this week that the region, which includes popular seaside destinations such as Nafpaktos, ...


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Bad weather causes power problems in Athens, Evia & Peloponnese

Two short power outages in Athens set locals in a state of alert early Wednesday evening. lights in our neighborhood flickered for at least two times in a short period. Citizens report of current fluctuation or of “short but repeated power outages.” According to some media, the power problem has been reportedly caused due to … The post Bad weather causes power problems in Athens, Evia & Peloponnese appeared first on Keep Talking Greece.


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Was Jesus Really a Greek Philosopher?

A controversial 2016 documentary that suggests Jesus Christ was actually a Greek philosopher has produced a raft of explosive headlines this week. The claims of Bible Conspiracies—available on Amazon ...


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FEATURE-Gay lovers go viral in Greece as Valentine's ads spark debate

ATHENS, Feb 13 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Chloe Kritharas Devienne was asked to photograph 28 couples kissing and cuddling in Greece while holding a bar of Lacta chocolate, she did not ...


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Live: GREEK Parliament Debates Constitutional Revision

ATHENS – “Revising the constitution is the supreme process of the institutions in a parliamentary democracy and this is how we have treated it from ...


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Who Was Apollonius? Controversial 'Bible Conspiracies' Documentary Claims Jesus Was Really ...

A controversial 2016 documentary that suggests Jesus Christ was actually a GREEK philosopher has produced a raft of explosive headlines this week.


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Defense Minister Akar, GREECE'S Apostolakis discuss bilateral issues

On the sidelines of a NATO meeting in Brussels, Turkey's Hulusi Akar and GREECE'S Evangelos Apostolakis met and discussed current issues between ...


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GREECE'S Open Internet regulation published in Official Gazette

GREECE'S telecommunications authority EETT said its regulation on the Open Internet came into force following its publishing in the country's Official ...


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Paddy Power Reveals EUR55 Million Tax Bill For German And Greek Units

LONDON (Alliance News) - Paddy Power Betfair PLC on Wednesday revealed a EUR55 million tax bill in relation to the company's German and Greek businesses and said it would appeal against the tax assess...


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Greek Government to Subsidize Rent For 300,000 Poor Families

The Greek Ministries of Labor and Finance are expected to co-sign a framework to establish a rental subsidy plan for more than 300,000 families having low incomes. Applications for the new program ...


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Greek Defense Minister Apostolakis Meets With Turkey’s Akar in Brussels

Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar (L) and Greek Defense Minister Evangelos Apostolakis (R) Photo by Kathimerini The defense ministers of Greece and Turkey, Evangelos Apostolakis and Hulusi Akar ...


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ECONOMY: GREEK firm assigned EUR 100 mln projects in Cyprus and Middle East

GREEK construction firm TERNA, a 100% subsidiary of GEK TERNA Group, was assigned four new projects in Cyprus, Abu Dhabi and Bahrain, with a ...


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Over 700,000 Israeli tourists expected to visit Greece in 2019

Greece is the top choice for Israelis for the past 3 years


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Stay-at-Home Greek Casserole

Cook the pasta according to package directions (slightly undercooking), drain, stir in the olive oil to prevent sticking and reserve. Place a large saucepan over medium heat and add the ground lamb an...


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Port utilization process starts

Parliament's Commerce and Production Committee is to begin debating the bill on the utilization of GREECE'S regional ports on Thursday. When the law ...


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Teenage Girl Missing As Migrant Boat Sinks Near Lesvos

A 15-year-old girl went missing on Tuesday off the coast of GREECE'S Lesvos Island. The girl disappeared when a boat carrying fifty-two migrants who ...


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Gov't, Church still at odds on priest pay status

An agreement to continue paying Greek clerics, but as functionaries of the Church of GREECE, not as civil servants, is “mutually beneficial,” the ...


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Turkish citizens fleeing Erdogan find safe stopover in Greece

Thousands of Turkish citizens have fled to Greece after the failed coup in summer 2016, seeking a safe stopover before they move further, to other European countries. Turks in exile although majority of them entered illegally to Greece are clear to distinguished from the countless migrants from Syria and Afghanistan who have poured into the … The post Turkish citizens fleeing Erdogan find safe stopover in Greece appeared first on Keep Talking Greece.


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Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Markos Bolaris meets with representatives of the Imvrian Associations of Athens (Athens, 11/02/2019)

Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Markos Bolaris received today Mr Paris Asanakis and Mr. Konstantinos Christoforidis, BoD members of the Imvrian Associations of Athens, in a courtesy meeting. The two representatives briefed the Deputy Minister on the action, planning, as well as the initiatives that have been designed to be undertaken for strengthening the Imvrian Community. The Deputy Minister commended the productive action of the Imvrian Society of Athens and their homeland Imvros, at the same time underscoring the continued interest of the Greek State in supporting the Imvrian Community. He also stressed that the National Minority in Istanbul, Imvros, and Tenedos is, and as such must be approached, a bridge of friendship and cooperation between the two countries and peoples.


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Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Markos Bolaris meets with Metropolitan Bishop of Pella, Jordan and Abbot of the Holy Monastery of the Cross in Jerusalem, Philoumenos (11 February 2019)

Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Markos Bolaris met, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, with Metropolitan Bishop Philoumenos of Pella, Jordan, who is also Abbot of the Holy Monastery of the Cross in Jerusalem, a monastery where the renowned Greek Orthodox Theological School of the Cross once operated. The Metropolitan referred to the efforts to restore and renovate both the Monastery complex as well as the spaces where the Theological School operated, with special care of its historic library. To this end, he requested the assistance of the Greek State. The Deputy Minister, referring to the historic Holy Monastery of the Cross and its Theological School, underscored that the initiative to maintain and restore the emblematic complex is praiseworthy and necessary, a plan that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs views in a positive light and firmly supports.


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Interview by Alternate Minister of Foreign Affairs G. Katrougalos on "Sto Kokkino" radio with journalist N. Sverkos. Excerpt regarding entry into force of the Prespa Agreement (13/02/2019)

JOURNALISTI would like us to turn now to the other important issue, the Prespa Agreement, as it was completed. From now on, the neighbouring country is officially called Northern Macedonia. Please do correct me if I am mistaken, because as I also understand, the corresponding documents and requests are about to be sent from Skopje, the Capital city of Northern Macedonia, to the International Organizations of which it is a member. I think you are also personally satisfied with the completion of this whole process, aren't you?G. KATROUGALOS: Yes, I am. As we have said many times, it is a very good agreement which paves the way to a new period of bilateral amicable relations and cooperation between the two countries, but perhaps even more importantly, it stabilizes the wider Balkan region and gives us a valuable diplomatic capital that we can now put to good use where it will really make a difference...JOURNALIS: For your part, are you going to send the Verbal Note to the neighbour?G. KATROUGALOS: We already did this yesterday. It was sent, and indeed both countries have also sent the joint letter to the United Nations stating to the Secretary-General that the 30 year-old dispute has finally been resolved.JOURNALIST: I should like to ask the following question: What do you think of the fact that, from New Democracy, of course we hear somewhat different opinions, even though what seems to be a common theme is its claim that as the future government, with Kyriakos Mitsotakis as future Prime Minister, it will not forfeit the right conferred to Greece as a member of the European Union, and intends to impose a veto if Northern Macedonia does not fulfil the necessary conditions for its accession to the European Union. This position implies that this right has actually been forfeited through the Prespa Agreement. What is ultimately the case?G. KATROUGALOS: But this is just part of the nonsense you mentioned. It is obvious that we retain the right to impose a veto at any moment of the negotiation, and not only on matters of the European acquis, but also on matters concerning the implementation of the Prespa Agreement, because these are also issues of good neighbourliness. And to the misfortune of New Democracy, we are not alone in saying this. It is something that the EU Commissioner for Enlargement Negotiations (Johannes Hahn) also said clearly during an interview he granted to the newspaper "Nea" on 29/1. It is, therefore, yet another matter about which we have been crystal clear all along in our approach, though New Democracy claims that we have not done so.JOURNALIST: I think we will hear a lot more because it seems that some people in New Democracy do not want to follow this view, the conciliatory one in other words. Instead, they create a climate suggesting that many of these things can be revised and overturned and, ultimately, if in some years, in a while, they cannot be overturned because we have a Prespa Agreement that is both honourable and straightforward, the result of a compromise that has been hard to achieve, and yet we have now solved this problem, when some people feel outraged and realize that not even the Opposition can change it, then they will turn to extreme political solutions.G. KATROUGALOS: There are two big problems that you are correct in raising. The first problem is that within the ranks of New Democracy we witness an important split at present. On the one hand, there are people such as Ms. Bakoyannis who, because they have served in the domain of Foreign Policy, know that the Agreement is a good one. These people usually declare, despite their lingering reservations towards it, that from now on, the Agreement has become a law binding the country, which for better or worse they intend to enforce by calling our neighbouring country Northern Macedonia. On the other hand, there are other extreme voices, like its Vice-President, who say exactly the opposite.New Democracy, and especially its leader, are actually captives to this internal schism and that's why they cannot pursue an independent policy. The result of this split is that the wrong kind of messages are being sent out to these citizens you mentioned. These citizens are not, by definition, nationalists. But, because of the austerity regime imposed on them, they suffer from a wounded pride, which makes them particularly suspicious of the Prespa Agreement. And evidently, these wrong messages risk being sent out towards even more far-right directions than the far-right wing of New Democracy.The only antidote to these dangerous messages is actually to tell the truth to the people, and it is precisely this message that the Prime Minister tried to convey during the debate on the Prespa Agreement.JOURNALISĪ¤: We shall therefore also insist on this. Thank you very much for the interesting discussion. Have a nice day!


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Turkish, GREEK defense ministers talk bilateral issues

The Turkish and GREEK defense ministers have agreed to establish technical working groups to address issues including confidence-building ...


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GREEK Analyst Features on Forbes “Top Young Innovators” List

A young GREEK analyst has been included on the prestigious Forbes list of notable European innovators which was published earlier in the week.


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Hellas Cert Says GREEK Tourism Law Revisions to Create Certification Problems

Aiming to raise awareness over a recently passed law covering thematic and special interest tourism which changes the way rented furnished rooms ...


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The Latest: North Macedonia finally takes its seat at NATO

GREECE had blocked membership because it saw the previous name as a ... of Macedonia" road signs at a border crossing with GREECE Wednesday, ...


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“Chioni” brings gale-force winds and cold temperatures across GREECE

The weather system “Chioni” arrived in GREECE on Wednesday, bringing gale-force northerly winds reaching up to 9-10 on the Beaufort scale, as well ...


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Foreign investors keep upper hand in Greek stocks in tough 2018

ATHENS (Reuters) - Foreign investors accounted for more than half of total trading activity on Greece’s stock market last year, executives at stock and futures operator Hellenic Exchanges said on Wedn...


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CYPRUS: GREEK consortium preferred bidder for Europe's largest casino complex

GREEK consortium Terna - J&P Avax has been selected as the preferred bidder to construct the €550 mln City of Dreams Mediterranean – Europe's ...


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Where will Greek expats in the UK vote for the European Elections

They will have to vote in neighbouring EU countries


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Greek defense minister meets his Turkish counterpart in Belgium

(MENAFN) On Wednesday, the defense minister of Greece encountered with his Turkish counterpart on the margins of NATO's ministerial summit in Brussels. The meeting between Evangelos Apostolakis ...


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The Greek Government's scheme for the primary home

The new primary home protection framework which is being prepared by the government will apply to twospeed and threecriterion borrowers according to information The first cat


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GREECE has prepared a project for building a base on the moon

The development concept was engaged architecture students. In the framework of the ESA space program a group of Greek students, which included ...


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Contemporary tragedy via Greece and Athens

Using an adaptation of Euripides' Trojan Women by Mariem Omari and the experiences of the cast, The Trojans aims to integrate classical Athenian tragedy and the contemporary crises of Syrian displaced ...


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Greece: 7 Arrested for Counterfeit Cash Targeting Tourism

THESSALONIKI, Greece — Seven men have been arrested in northern Greece after police seized bundles of fake U.S. $100 bills stashed in a warehouse with a total face value of $200,000. The suspects, all ...


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Amr Warda named Best Foreign Player in GREEK Super League

Egypt international Amr Warda has been named the Best Foreign Player in the GREEK Super League for the 2017/2018 season. The 25-year-old spent ...


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Sea traffic disrupted, many ferries docked as winds blow with up to 10 Beaufort

Sea traffic has been disrupted and many ferries remain docked at Greece’s ports due to stormy North-East winds blowing with intensity of up to 9 and even 10 Beaufort. The schedule of passenger ferry “Dionysios Solomos” from the port of Piraeus to the west islands of the Cyclades was cancelled on Wednesday noon. Ferries scheduled … The post Sea traffic disrupted, many ferries docked as winds blow with up to 10 Beaufort appeared first on Keep Talking Greece.


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