New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) Monday moved a Delhi court seeking bail cancellation of Rajeev Saxena, a middleman-turned-approver in a money laundering case related to the AgustaWestland chopper scam, for allegedly not cooperating in the probe. Special Judge Arvind Kumar issued notice to Saxena and put up the matter for hearing on July 18. The court had earlier allowed Saxena to turn approver and his plea for grant of pardon on the condition that he will fully disclose all information in the case. Saxena, director at two Dubai-based firms — UHY Saxena and Matrix Holdings, is one of the accused named in the charge sheet filed by the ED in the Rs 3,600-crore AgustaWestland scam.
Presiding over the meeting of party representatives yesterday, the Special Representative of the Secretary General, UNAMSIL chief Daudi Mwakawago, said: “I would like to …urge you all to seize the moment and build a solid non-partisan national platform for an open and free flow of communication and unimpeded consultations between the government of the day and opposition parties on issues of wider collective interest to the nation.”The ruling Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) was joined by the All Peoples Party (APP) and the Peoples Liberation Party (PLP).The challenges facing the country, such as proper use of internal and external human resources, management of foreign resources and maximum utilization of mineral, marine and forest assets, call for collaboration in leveraging the energies and intellectual resources of all Sierra Leoneans without regard to party labels, allegiances, affiliations and ideologies, Mr. Mwakawago said.He urged the parties to forge an all-party national alliance, which would “serve as a catalyst for evolving a broad-based national vision and entrenching the values of democratic pluralism that will significantly benefit social and political stability and sustainable economic development.”He insisted that the parties needed to cultivate a culture of tolerance, a two-way-traffic style of leadership, a multi-partisan approach to problems and a drive towards peace and stability.Deputy SRSG Victor Angelo carried a similar message to a meeting of civil society organizations (CSOs), convened yesterday by UNAMSIL to mark the International Day of Peace.In addition, he said the follow-on mission next year, the UN Integrated Mission in Sierra Leone (UNIOSIL), would stand on four pillars; peace and development, human rights with a strong emphasis on implementing the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, security and development.There would also be a very high priority placed on public information to promote a culture of tolerance, peace and inclusiveness, thus moving the country from conflict back to prosperity, Mr. Angelo said.
Canadian broadcaster powers up new 24-hour video game channel Ginx TV by The Canadian Press Posted Feb 15, 2017 10:57 am MDT Last Updated Feb 15, 2017 at 12:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email LONDON, Ont. – Video game enthusiasts are getting a 24-hour Canadian TV channel aimed at satisfying their appetites for competition.Pay-TV broadcaster Super Channel says it’s bringing U.K.-based brand Ginx Esports and its roster of gaming shows overseas.The lineup of video game tournaments, lifestyle programs and reviews will be targeted at viewers who tune out TV shows in favour of their video game consoles.Esports have become a global sensation that attract thousands of spectators to live events held at arenas and other venues around the world.It’s also become a growing part of Canada’s entertainment industry.Movie exhibitor Cineplex Entertainment began testing the waters over a year ago with head-to-head competitions on the big screen, while sports broadcaster TheScore Inc. runs a website for breaking news and gaming statistics.Super Channel says it intends to replace one of its four movie channels with Ginx Esports by the summer.Plans are to give its existing subscribers the gaming channel as part of their package, but newcomers will have to purchase Ginx Esports through their cable provider.Follow @dfriend on Twitter. In this Oct. 4, 2013 file photo, fans watch the opening ceremony at the League of Legends Season 3 World Championship Final between South Korea’s SK Telecom T1 and China’s Royal Club, in Los Angeles. Video game enthusiasts are getting a 24-hour Canadian TV channel aimed at satisfying their appetites for competition. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ AP/Mark J. Terrill, File
New Orleans Hornets coach Monty Williams was a serviceable player for the New York Knicks, a first-round pick out of Notre Dame who was smarter than he was talented. He lasted 10 years in the NBA on being hard-nosed and cerebral.His transition to coaching was surprising at first, but upon further review, made perfect sense. He understood the game. And what he has done since becoming coach of the New Orleans Hornets in his two year has earned him a four-year contract extension, the AP reported.“I would like to thank Mr. (Tom) Benson, his family, Mickey (Loomis, executive vice president) and Dell (Demps, general manager) for putting their trust in me and showing me their commitment,” Williams said in a statement released by the club. “The love and support the city and its fans have shown me and my family in the time we have been here has been incredible and I look forward to continuing to work to make the city and the Benson family proud of the Hornets.”Williams came to the Hornets after five seasons as the assistant coach in Portland under then-head coach Nate McMillan.“The Hornets have a promising future and an exciting young nucleus,” said Hornets executive vice president Mickey Loomis. “It is our opinion that Monty is the perfect coach to develop and lead this group of talent going forward.”Williams took the Hornets to the playoffs his first season with a 46-36 record. Last season, the club went 21-45 after trading star Chris Paul to the Los Angeles Clippers in a deal that helped New Orleans build for the future with the acquisition of 23-year-old shooting guard Eric Gordon and an additional first-round draft choice.The Hornets then won the NBA’s draft lottery and selected Kentucky star Anthony Davis first overall and added Duke’s Austin Rivers with the 10th pick.This off-season, the Hornets have also traded to acquire forward Ryan Anderson from Orlando and center Robin Lopez from Phoenix, giving Williams something to work with for the future.
Ohio State men’s lacrosse senior attacker Logan Schuss has one more year, one more chance to do what he’s done for the past three seasons. The British Columbian has led the Buckeyes in many ways during his illustrious four-year career. Last year’s Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) Offensive Player of the Year, Schuss has been a standout since first stepping foot on campus in Columbus. In his freshman campaign, Schuss garnered honorable mention All-American honors, on top of his ECAC Rookie of the Year award and first team All-ECAC status. He has lead the Buckeyes in goals in each of his first three seasons. Recruited by coach Nick Myers from the beginning of high school, Schuss took the risk of heading to a foreign environment to play for OSU, but he said he’s never doubted the decision. “I had the opportunity to have coach Myers come and see me play and we started talking,” Schuss said. “We just saw all the stars line up and I got the chance to come here and play.” As one of the primary recruiters going after Schuss, Myers recalls being impressed by the Canadian’s talent as he watched Schuss grow as a player and a person over a span of almost eight years. “It’s been a great deal of growth,” Myers said. “Logan was a young man that we recruited and I can remember seeing him play for the first time when he was a ninth grader.” Voted a captain by his teammates for this season, Schuss sets an example for his teammates on and off the field. Assistant coach Dave Dobbins said Schuss is a positive influence on the younger players. “We expect a lot out of him, he’s a senior and a captain for us,” Dobbins said. “His responsibilities go way beyond just scoring goals and making assists. He’s what makes the team tick a lot of times.” The success and accolades haven’t gone to Schuss’ head, though, and fellow captain, senior midfielder Dominique Alexander, said Schuss remains very much the person he was when he first came to OSU. “He’s become more of a leader. Overall he hasn’t changed much. He’s still running around yelling at practice, you come around and hear him yelling, getting guys pumped up,” Alexander said. “Logan’s definitely going out with a chip on his shoulder, where he doesn’t want it to be something he looks back on as, ‘I didn’t do my job.’” Dobbins said Schuss’ mentality of not wanting to let down his teammates makes him work harder at practice and show a work ethic seen in few players his age. “He’s a guy that goes out there to practice every day with the right approach,” Dobbins said. “He’s not a guy who always leads with his voice, but leads by example. He’s one of the hardest working guys out there.” The future looks bright for Schuss, who was drafted recently by the Ohio Machine along with Alexander and senior midfielder Kevin Mack, but Schuss said he isn’t letting anything distract him from giving the game his all in his time left at OSU. “I try not to think about the whole ‘getting drafted’ part of it,” Schuss said. “I want to focus on the Buckeyes and being a leader.” As a three-time OSU Scholar Athlete majoring in physical education, Schuss said his future isn’t just squared on lacrosse. He said he sees his career taking him toward a different leadership role. “I’m going to be coming back for a fifth year to do my student teaching,” Schuss said. “I’m going to one day, hopefully, be a P.E. teacher.” In the season opener against Detroit Saturday, Schuss tallied a career-high 10 points. In fact, he has totaled least a point in all 46 of his career games. “On the field, he’s a competitor. He’s very talented. Aside from the talent is a work ethic that his teammates and the younger guys can feed off of,” Myers said. Schuss and the Buckeyes are scheduled to take on Jacksonville Sunday at 3:15 p.m. in Jacksonville, Fla.
Update: It seems like Blizzard is about to roll out a hot fix for this. That accord according to a post made early this morning by a blue post on the Blizzard forum.Who among us wouldn’t like to be an invincible wizard? Just being a wizard isn’t happening in the real world, let alone the invincible part. That just leaves the world of video games to fulfil the fantasy, and if some reports from Diablo III players are to be believed, there is an exploit that can give you just that. With very little effort, your wizard character can become invincible in hardcore mode.For anyone completely unaware of how Diablo III works, the ultimate challenge is to play the story through on hardcore mode. The perils and rewards are greater, but if you die, your character is really dead. That can be a bummer if you’ve poured time into the game for weeks on end. If you can simply makes sure your character is invulnerable, it’s no sweat.Apparently, wizards playing hardcore mode only need to cast a few spells in the right order, and something goes askew, making them invincible. Blizzard hasn’t issued a statement, or even acknowledged that the exploit exists. They are, however, deleting threads in the Blizzard forums discussing the issue.Blizzard likely won’t say anything until a patch has been developed and is ready to push out. Also unknown is the fate of accounts that have taken advantage of the exploit. It’s possible Blizzard will ban, or take other action against players that have used the exploit to their benefit. Blizzard has rolled out an auction system where players can sell items for real money, so having a bunch of wizards scooping up a ton of high-end loot with impunity is a real problem.via Destructoid
More and more there are those of us who would rather walk around with a tablet than a full laptop. Switching from a traditional desktop operating system to a mobile one can cause some frustration, especially when it comes to completing tasks that seem obvious. Take printing, for example. Not every app has a print function, but there are plenty of times where the ability to print would be useful. Fortunately, on the iPad, printing is easier than it seems.Can your app print?First off, you should know that Apple has included the ability to print in most of their apps. Safari browser and Photo, to take two obvious examples, both include the ability to print but the feature hasn’t been made available in every app. To look at it another way, if you want to print an email attachment, you are able to do it from Apple’s mail client, but you may not be able to print from another email app. You will need to make sure the app you are using specifically has the ability to print in order to get the job done.Is your printer connected?If the ability to print has been added to the app you are using, you will find the print command in the Share menu. Tap the Print button (as seen above) and you will be presented with options. It’s important that your printer is connected to the same network as your iPad. This is much easier to do if your printer connects wirelessly, but as long as the iPad and the printer are on the same network then everything will work.Once you hit Print the iPad will populate a list of printers in the Printer Options menu. Select the printer you want to print from, and tap Print.Printers with their own appsSome printers offer special printing features on the iPad that are made available though separate apps. These apps are free, but you’ll need the right printer for it to work.Once manufacturer that does this is HP, who has taken wireless printing one step further and enabled iPads to print from anywhere. As long as you are connected to the internet and your HP printer at home is turned on, the HP ePrint app will allow you to send files across the web to your printer at home.The HP ePrint app will also allow you to do things like to scale print jobs and print on different sizes of paper. If your printer can work on multiple paper types, or if you want to try and fit multiple image onto a single piece of paper, this may come in handy. The native iOS app does a great job of making guesses — if you are printing a photo it will assume you want the photo size — but there are no settings that allow you to configure this yourself.Non-free printing appsThere are other printer apps available that that provide more features than the standard iOS toolset. PrintCentral Pro, for example, is a $10 iPad app that allows you to print everything from shipping labels to PDFs. The app supports more printers than the iPad does by default, and includes Google Cloud Print support.As long as you have a printer that was purchased within the last couple of years, printing from the iPad is really easy, and a terrific feature to have if you are trying to use an iPad as your mobile computing device. So yes, you certainly can print from your iPad.
Alphington Grammar is holding their Father’s Day breakfast event. Guest speaker will be AFL CEO, Andrew Demetriou, a father of four himself. All proceeds from the breakfast will go to Men’s Health, Prostrate Cancer Research. When: Thursday, 5 September at 7am-9am. Where: Alphington Grammar School, Andrianakos Centre, Old Heidelberg Road, Alphington. Tickets: $40 per person, includes hot breakfast, Single tickets or tables of 10 available. Call Anthony Crowe to book (03) 9497 4777. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has urged UEFA to take action against clubs if they break the rules on Financial Fair Play.German magazine Der Spiegel claims Sheikh Mansour’s City regime added multi-million-pound sponsorship deals with Abu Dhabi companies and using their owner’s fortune to meet UEFA’s Financial Fair Play (FFP) stipulations.Last Friday, the Football Leaks emerged with allegations that City were given an FFP settlement when they received sanctions for overspending by UEFA in 2014, and although the club declined to comment on what was called “out of context materials purportedly hacked or stolen from City Football Group and Manchester City”, it claimed “the attempt to damage the club’s reputation is organized and clear.”On his own, Klopp feels UEFA should take appropriate actions when clubs breache the rules, stating that the rules are a good thing for football when enforced.“I heard about the Der Spiegel story, but I didn’t read it so far,” Klopp said as quoted by Goal.Crouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“It’s really difficult to comment but what I can say in general is that FFP is a really good thing. But we always thought that.”“If it’s in place, they (UEFA) have to do something with it. I have no clue what happens, I know it is about Paris obviously and Man City,” he said.“I’m not sure if other clubs are being talked about as well. That’s all I can say. I think FFP is a really good thing because it sets the rules and stuff like that.”“If everything is fine, then everything is fine. If not, then somebody should do something.”
North Korea’s intermediate-range strategic ballistic rocket Hwasong-12 lifting off from the launching pad in Pyongyang. AFP file photoNorth Korea leader Kim Jong-Un has promised more missile flights over Japan, insisting his nuclear-armed nation’s provocative launch was a mere “curtain-raiser”, in the face of UN condemnation and US warnings of severe repercussions.The Hwasong-12 intermediate-range missile that Pyongyang unleashed on Tuesday represented a major escalation in the face of tensions over its weapons programmes.In recent weeks it has threatened to send a salvo of missiles towards the US territory of Guam, while President Donald Trump has warned of raining “fire and fury” on the North.After the latest launch Trump said that “all options” were on the table, reviving his implied threat of pre-emptive US military action just days after congratulating himself that Kim appeared to be “starting to respect us”.The UN Security Council—which has already imposed seven sets of sanctions on Pyongyang—said in a unanimous statement the North’s actions “are not just a threat to the region, but to all UN member states”.Both the North’s key ally China and Russia, which also has ties to it, backed the US-drafted declaration, but it will not immediately lead to new or tightened measures against Pyongyang.The Rodong Sinmun newspaper, the mouthpiece of the North’s ruling party, on Wednesday carried more than 20 pictures of the launch near Pyongyang, one showing Kim smiling broadly at a desk with a map of the Northwest Pacific, surrounded by aides.Another showed him gazing upwards as the missile rose into the air.South Korea’s military said Tuesday that it had travelled around 2,700 kilometres (1,700 miles) and reached a maximum altitude of 550 kilometres.The official Korean Central News Agency cited Kim as saying that “more ballistic rocket launching drills with the Pacific as a target in the future” were necessary.Tuesday’s launch was a “meaningful prelude to containing Guam, advanced base of invasion”, he said, and a “curtain-raiser” for the North’s “resolute countermeasures” against ongoing US-South Korean military exercises which the North regards as a rehearsal for invasion.Wednesday’s statement was the first time the North has acknowledged sending a missile over Japan’s main islands. Two of its rockets previously did so, in 1998 and 2009, but on both occasions it claimed they were space launch vehicles.‘Enough is enough’Tuesday’s missile overflight triggered consternation in world capitals and on the ground, with sirens blaring out and text message alerts being sent in Japan warning people to take cover.“Threatening and destabilising actions only increase the North Korean regime’s isolation in the region and among all nations of the world,” Trump said in a White House statement. “All options are on the table.”At the UN Security Council emergency meeting Washington’s Ambassador Nikki Haley warned that “enough is enough” and that tough action had to be taken.“It’s unacceptable,” Haley said. “They have violated every single UN Security Council resolution that we’ve had, and so I think something serious has to happen.”The North last month carried out its first two successful tests of an intercontinental ballistic missile, apparently bringing much of the US mainland into range, but the Pentagon said Tuesday’s launch was judged not to have represented a threat.Any missile fired by the North at Guam would have to pass over Japan, and analysts told AFP that Pyongyang appeared to have chosen the trajectory as a “half-way house” option to send a message without crossing a red line.Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was nevertheless visibly unsettled, dubbing the launch an “unprecedented, serious and grave threat.”Despite Trump’s rhetoric, officials in Washington privately echo the warning by Trump’s now former chief strategist Steve Bannon that it is too late for a pre-emptive strike against the North.“There’s no military solution, forget it,” Bannon told the American Prospect in an August 16 interview, his last before losing his job.“Until somebody solves the part of the equation that shows me 10 million people in Seoul don’t die in the first 30 minutes from conventional weapons, I don’t know what you’re talking about, there’s no military solution here, they got us.”
Close-up map of Melbourne locating the area of rush hour stabbing incident. Photo: AFPMultiple people were hurt in a rush hour stabbing incident in Melbourne’s central business district, police said Friday, after they apprehended a suspect near a burning vehicle.Victoria Police said officers “initially responded to a report of a car on fire” in the city centre at around 4:20pm local time, as people began to leave work for the weekend.“A man was arrested at the scene and has been taken to hospital under police guard in a critical condition.”Local media showed video footage of a large man in a dark tunic slashing and stabbing wildly at two police officers as the vehicle burned, before being shot with a weapon.Paramedics said they assessed three people at the scene, one with a neck injury: “They are in a suspected critical condition.”“A second person has been taken to hospital with a head injury. Condition not yet known. A third person has also been taken to hospital.”Police warned people to avoid the area, but said they “are not looking for anyone further at this early stage.”“The exact circumstances are yet to be determined at this stage. The area has been cordoned off,” police said.
The women who have been a foil to the innocent-as-lamb image of the leading lady by their courage, their boldness and their sexual freedom take a centre-stage in this exhibition. It will showcase B-grade horror cinema like – Zibah Khana, Zinda Laash, Aurat Raj from Pakistan and Indian movie Miss Lovely.The debate around representations of women in Hindi cinema and its surrounding cultural production has often exposed the unabashed sexual objectification that the female form has been subjected to. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’This strain of argument, while not altogether false, seems simplistic and buys into the much-contested narrative of the ‘woman as victim’. It is surprising how within the seemingly homogenous fabric of sexualised representations of women on film, there are multiple and diverse narratives of women of the entertainment industry who claimed their sexual identities with pride and earned their living, in spite of perceived social stigma, by generating a sexual ethos through their bodies within the language of Hindi films, an ethos which was central to cinema becoming a truly mass medium. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixIn a moment of art imitating life, many of the women who played these roles were in reality from backgrounds very different from the prima donnas of Bombay. This exhibition takes a look at visual representations of the second-heroines, anti-heroines and vamps, attempting to interrogate how the tropes have changed and modified over time. Paul noted, ‘ I had been collecting oleographs from calendar art and advertising materials for some years, when a dealer came by with hundreds of lobby cards and posters. These were fragile paper objects and I realised that they would soon be destroyed. It seemed like an urgent project to me, and I started collecting as many such artefacts as I could. I looked for images that had a strong graphic quality; that juxtaposed tradition with modernity; that were amusing or curious in some way; and of course, those that had actors and films I could recognise.’Where: Khoj Studios, Khirkee Extension When: 26 November – 8 December Timing: 11 am to 7 pm
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Scoot launches ticket sales for BerlinScoot launches ticket sales for BerlinScoot, Asia/Pacific’s Best Low Cost Airline for four consecutive years and the low-cost arm of Singapore Airlines (SIA), has launched ticket sales to its highly anticipated third long-haul destination of Berlin, Germany!The non-stop Singapore-Berlin flights are scheduled to commence on 20th June 2018 and promotional FLY fares from Australia start at a tiny $379 (ex Perth) one way, including taxes. (Bags and food extra) or $1199 in ScootBiz one way (including taxes).Ex Melbourne and Sydney, get to Berlin for $439 FLY fare (Bags and food extra), or $1299 ScootBiz, fares from Gold Coast are $429 FLY (Bags and food extra) or $1299 for ScootBiz – (all inclusive, taxes, 30 kg checked baggage, 15 kg carry-on baggage, meals and a drink, ScootTV, plus a wide leather reclining seat and in seat power.)These fares are subject to availability and will go on sale from 1000 Perth (12 noon Gold Coast and 1300 Sydney & Melbourne) on Weds January 10, till 2359 31st January 2018 (Perth) and 0159 1st February (Gold Coast) and 0259 1st February (Sydney and Melbourne.)Fares on sale are for travel from 20 June to 26 October 2018.For an additional $30 off selected FLYBAG and FLYBAGEAT fares, key in the promo code ‘GOBERLIN’. Berlin will be the SIA Group’s fourth destination in Germany, after Düsseldorf, Frankfurt and Munich, which are operated by SIA. The four-times-weekly Singapore-Berlin return flights will be operated with widebody, twin-aisle Boeing 787 Dreamliners, subject to regulatory approval.“The new Scoot route to Berlin is fantastic news for Germany. It opens up many new opportunities for Australian visitors and, with additional flights, travellers can easily explore the capital Berlin and nearby cities such as Dresden, Leipzig and Hamburg. Berlin is a happening city packed with exciting events, concerts, exhibition and shows all year round. Germany’s focus for 2018 is “Culinary Germany” which aims to introduce travellers to the country’s gourmet highlights such as the popular Currywurst in Berlin or the many Michelin starred restaurants in the capital,” according to Stefanie Eberhard, Director of the German National Tourist Office in Sydney.The 787 Dreamliner is spacious and boasts state of the art innovations that provide a more comfortable travel experience, such as improved humidity and cabin pressurization, large dimmable windows, 20% less noise and ample overhead compartment space. Scoot’s 787 Dreamliners also offer several amenities and services suited to long-haul travel, such as inflight Wi-Fi, in-seat power and inflight ScooTV entertainment streamed to guests’ own devices. Guests can choose from a full-leather ScootBiz seat with 38” pitch, 30kg checked-in baggage, and meals and drinks included, or enjoy a peaceful journey in the ScootinSilence economy class quiet zone with seat pitches ranging from 31” up to 35”.Mr Lee Lik Hsin, Scoot’s Chief Executive Officer, said, “Scoot’s low-cost long-haul business model has finally taken off in the last six months with our flights to Athens and Honolulu. Both have lived up to our expectations and our guests tell us that the 787 Dreamliner has been key to convincing them to travel long-haul on low-cost. With Berlin, we continue on our mission to bring more choices for great value long-haul, low-cost travel to more travellers so they can escape the ordinary!”Scoot’s current route network comprises 63 destinations across 17 countries, with flights to Kuantan commencing in February 2018. Scoot operates a fleet of 16 Boeing 787 Dreamliners and 24 Airbus A320 family aircraft, with four more Boeing 787 Dreamliners and 39 Airbus A320neo aircraft on order.About Scoot Scoot is the low-cost arm of the Singapore Airlines Group. Scoot took to the skies in June 2012 and merged with Tigerair Singapore in July 2017, retaining the Scoot brand and positioning it well for a new chapter of growth. Scoot has carried over fifty million guests and now operates a fleet of 16 state of the art, widebody Boeing 787 Dreamliners and 24 young and modern Airbus A320 family aircraft, with four more Boeing 787 Dreamliners and 39 Airbus A320neo aircraft on order. Scoot’s network presently encompasses 63 destinations across 17 countries with Kuantan and Berlin to join the network soon. Scoot provides – in addition to fantastic value airfares – a safe, reliable and contemporary travel experience with a unique attitude – Scootitude. 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