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Lady Candy, style class and superior performance by Benetti Yachts

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BENETTI “LADY CANDY”: 56 METRES OF STYLE, CLASS, AND SUPERIOR PERFORMANCE
In a perfect marriage between East and West, Lady Candy offers the ultimate in comfort, beauty, and technology, for a totally relaxing cruising experience.
The style of Italian yacht design masters, the Benetti boatyard’s technological prowess, and the Owner’s magic touch of the East combine to create a 56-metre yacht whose class is matched only by its outstanding performance: Lady Candy, the latest jewel of the Benetti family.
The Benetti boatyard in Livorno launched the M/Y Lady Candy (Unit No. FB260) late last May 2013. 100% steel and aluminium, the 56-metre vessel is built on a time-tested naval architecture platform with proven dependability in previous yachts. For Lady Candy, this platform was partially modified with the repositioning of the wheelhouse on the sun deck and the associated widening of the beam.
“Lady Candy”  combines interior spaces worthy of a 56-metre vessel with outstandingperformance, including a maximum speed of nearly 17 knots, comfort which translates into stability, and almost zero associated vibrations and noise.
With naval design from Benetti together with styling from Captain Paul Brackley’s Central Yacht Design Studio, the exterior lines of “Lady Candy ” have a clearly contemporary feel without diminishing the timeless elegance Benetti yachts are known for. The 962-tonne vessel is majestic yet streamlined, with the five decks highlighted by a harmonious movement stemming from the contrast of the long bands of tinted windows at the upper decks against the white hull. The expert Owner is from Asia and is a great enthusiast of the sea and diving.
He plans to enjoy Lady Candy together with his family and friends. The Owner played an active role in the design of his yacht; he had a particularly strong impact on the interior layout which was custom-designed for him by Central Yacht. For example, the Owner explicitly requested that the interiors be given priority over the exteriors, creating an enormous and exciting main saloon that covers 88 m2  of the main deck; he also had his and his daughter’s cabins moved to the upper deck to maximise privacy. The Owner was also directly involved in the interior styling and furnishing, which was designed by Central Yacht and the USA interior architecture firm BAMO (the latter having just furnished some of the Owner’s other properties). The interiors are simple and welcoming. Briar root wood predominates and is combined with soft colours like lilac and jade, reflecting an “international” aesthetic that unites the East and West.
The architects and designers worked with the Owner to develop a design object which is beyond the merely “fashionable”, paying close attention to every detail. This quality is also found in the creation of “custom” spaces to meet the Owner’s special specifications.
For example, since the Owner is a diving and underwater enthusiast, the opportunity could not be passed up to locate a fully equipped beach club, complete with bar, gymnasium, steam shower, bathroom and living area right next to the swimming platform, including separate entrances for guests and crew.
Lady Candy has four decks connected by a central lift that opens onto an elegant lobby leading to various spaces. To this deck is added an additional lower deck for the engine room, mechanical rooms, and various stowage areas critical to ensuring efficiency and autonomy, the laundry room, and other service areas).
The four guest cabins are found on the lower deck. There are two twin-sized cabins with twin beds and two with queen beds; all with desk-vanity, large closets, and spacious bathrooms.
Towards the bow, with separate access, there are five cabins and common areas for the 12-person crew. Abaft, is the large engine room and still further astern is the beach club adjacent to the exterior swimming platform with a view directly out over the water: the perfect place for the Owner’s diving activities.
The main deck welcomes guests with an enormous saloon, bar, and lobby area with ample sofas for relaxing and a large dining room with circular table that seats 14, as well as a powder room. Further to the bow, on the port side, there is a professional kitchen and to starboard, a media room with a 70″ screen and Dolby surround sound speakers. Even further to the bow is the garage for the 7.3 metre Tendershipyard TS 73 tender. Regardless of the weather conditions, the launch can be easily manoeuvred from above by opening the side door and operating a simple launching-hauling system. The garage also accommodates two jet skis, assorted water toys and a cavernous chilled garbage locker for extended cruising. Astern of the saloon, there is the large cockpit with an enormous sofa and armchairs.
The upper deck of “Lady Candy ” is devoted to the Owner and his daughter (who the boat is named after) as well as other prestigious guests. This is where the boat Owner and VIP suites are located. The VIP suite is to the bow and enjoys a marvellous water view thanks to the 180° circular window; the suite includes a dressing room, vanity, sofa, bathroom with double sinks, shower, and a bathtub. The Owner’s apartment is astern and includes a panoramic saloon  private office, lounge area, and large bathroom with two toilets separated by a shower.
Forward of the cabin is the private VIP terrace. VIP guests need not to be disturbed by crew at any time as they have a secret access to the foredeck through the tender garage below.
The Owner also enjoys a private terrace with direct access via panoramic glazing from the actual bedroom area. This deck also includes a massage room, a typical feature found in the Asian culture.
In addition to hosting the wheelhouse, the sun deck also functions as a large open air terrace with sofas, a Jacuzzi, covered cooking area with extractor and a large dining table. There is a hideaway minibar complete with stools custom-designed by the boatyard per the Owner’s specific request.
In terms of performance, “Lady Candy ” enables sustained speeds and optimal cruising comfort.
Maximum speed is approximately 17 knots, while cruising speed is 16 knots. Fuel-economy speed is 12 knots, with a range of 5,000 nautical miles. The engine room has two 1.320 kW MTU 12V 4000 engines and two 175 kW Cat C9 Genset generators.
It is an extremely refined vessel, the perfect on-the-water home, one which is proportionally sized and where spaces are used to their fullest, making it possible to navigate in small bays and overnight in ports free of crowds. Lady Candy embodies the world class quality that the Benetti boatyard is known for around the world.
Captain Paul Brackley, Head of Central Yacht, is very satisfied; he worked with the boatyard to come up with the concept, exterior style, and interior plan: “This is our third project with Benetti. The first one was back in 2005: the 65-metre Ambrosia, an award winning and  technologically advanced vessel with a hybrid diesel-electric drive; it was the first yacht in the world with ABB compact Azipod propulsion system. This was followed by the 60-metre Xanadu with which we won Robb Report “Best of the Best” charter yacht in 2009. Ambrosia was the first design where Central Yacht acted as the Owner’s representative. Lady Candy is the first yacht to be developed directly by us, and it has proved to be a resounding success, receiving various nominations in design competitions, in addition to having numerous articles written about it. Central Yacht boasts a list of successful collaborations with Benetti. This has meant that the Owner can count on the synergetic collaboration between the two companies since we have always worked well together during all phases of the construction process. The result is an extraordinary yacht, and definitely one that represents an added value. We have developed a totally original profile and an interior design based on Benetti’s highly successful technical platform. This has given the client the security of having a unique yacht based on a proven design and with guaranteed performance, not to mention delivery ahed of schedule with no costly and surprising change orders. Benetti and Central Yacht have worked together to develop new design solutions in response to the most practical yacht management issues; the end result is delivering the Owner a boat which is very easy to handle and maintain. We choose to work with the Benetti boatyard not just for its absolute construction excellence, but also for its flexibility and availability which has allowed the Owner to be more involved (and experience greater satisfaction) during the different construction phases.”
TECHNICAL SHEET
Lunghezza f.t. / Length overall 56 mt
Lunghezza al galleggiam. / Waterline Length 49 Mt
Larghezza max / Beam max 10,6 mt
Immersione a pieno carico / Draft, loaded 3,55 mt
Dislocamento a pieno carico / Full Load Displacement 750-800 tons
Dislocamento a mezzo carico / Half Load Displacement Tons
Tonnellaggio / Gross tonnage 962 GT
Capacità cassa combustibile / Fuel tank capacity 130.000 lt
Capacità cassa acqua / Fresh water capacity 30.000 lt
Capacità cassa acque grigie e nere / Black/ Grey water capacity 11.000 lt
Cabine armature e ospiti / Accommodation for Owner & Guests 12 persons in 6 cabins
Cabine equipaggio / Accommodation for Crew 14 persons in 7 cabins
Motori principali / Main engines N°2 MTU 12V 4000 M53 – 1.320kW @ 1800 RPM
Riduttori/ Gear box N°2 ZF 7661
Generatori / Generators N°2 x 175 kW Cat C9 Genset – 400V – 50hz
Dissalatore / Water maker IDROMAR MC12 DUPLEX
Elica di prua/poppa / Bow/stern thruster SAMOS VT140 400V 150KW
Stabilizzatori/ Stabilizers Naiad – Zero Speed system
Velocità massima / Maximum speed (⅓ load displacement) ~ 17 knots
Velocità all’85% MCR / Speed at fuel stop power 85% MCR ~ 16 knots
Autonomia a 12 nodi / Range speed @ 12kn ~ 5.000 nm
BENETTI FB260 “LADY CANDY”– MAIN INFORMATIONS
Data di vendita/ Date of sale November 2010
Data di varo / Date of launch May 2013
Data di consegna/ Date of delivery August 2013
Costruttore / Builder Azimut Benetti Spa – Benetti Shipyard
Architettura Navale/Naval Architecture
Azìmut Benetti Spa – Benetti Technical Department
Concept + Designer esterni / Exterior designer Central Yacht
Designer interni / Interior designerdecorator Central yacht/BAMO
Notazione di Classe/Class register LLOYDS
Bandiera/Flag of registry: CAYMAN
Conformità di bandiera/ Flag administration in charge of
– Certificate of Class
– Certificate of Compliance with the Large Commercial
compliance & type of compliance Yacht Code (LY2)
– International Load Line Certificate
– International Tonnage Certificate
– International Safety Radio Certificate and GMDSS Area 3 Radio Certificate
– International Oil Pollution Prevention Certificate (IOPP) including SOPEP
– International Sewage Pollution Prevention Certificate (ISPP)
– International Air Pollution Prevention Certificate (IAPP)
– International Suez Tonnage Certificate
– International Panama Tonnage Certificate
– Stability information booklet approved by Flag Administration
– Cargo Ship Safety Construction
– Cargo Ship Safety Equipment
About Benetti
With the world’s highest rate of growth among luxury motor yacht builders, Benetti is an icon of Italian style and timeless elegance combined with world class construction.
• Founded in 1873, Benetti is the oldest Italian yard building luxury motor yachts.
• Every yacht is unique and crafted around her Owner’s needs.
• Benetti designs and builds two product lines: Class Range – Displacement and Fast Displacement composite yachts from 93 to 145 feet; Custom – steel and aluminum yachts over 45 meters.
• Benetti’s headquarter is in Viareggio with direct sales and services offices in Leghorn, Fort Lauderdale, Dubai and Hong Kong.
• Benetti is part of Azimut|Benetti Group, the world’s largest private capital group in the marine industry

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Rovian Gioielli, prezioso bracciale in sagola marina, oro, corallo e diamanti in omaggio ai Mondiali 2014

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Rovian rende omaggio agli Azzurri con un  prezioso bracciale in sagola marina, oro, corallo e diamanti
Per il pubblicitario francese Serge Uzzan: “Gli inglesi hanno inventato il calcio, i francesi l’hanno organizzato e gli italiani lo mettono in scena”.
In attesa di vedere, dunque, bei prodigi in campo agli imminenti Mondiali di Brasile, il brand Rovian Gioielli Italiani di Torre del Greco (Napoli) ha dato forma a una special edition, naturalmente porte-bonheur, del bracciale “I luck it”.
Per rendere omaggio alla Nazionale Italiana capeggiata da mister Prandelli, infatti, ne ha realizzata una versione in sagola marina blu annodata a mano con “ball” centrale in corallo Mediterraneo e dettagli in diamanti e oro bianco 18 carati.
Il bracciale è disponibile anche con cordino brown e nero con “ball” in corallo bianco.
Prezzo 490 euro.

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97 Cruiser, yacht entirely hand-crafted by Vicem Yachts

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VICEM YACHTS 97 CRUISER SOLD AND DELIVERED
Vicem Yachts, Turkish builders of luxury classic motor yachts and mega-yachts, has the pleasure to announce the sale and delivery of Vicem 97 Cruiser to its new US yacht Owner. Yacht arrived in Florida at the end of March 2014 after its sale the prior month.
The Vicem 97 Cruiser is a yacht entirely hand-crafted using modern systems and a composite finish. She is the flagship of the Vicem Vintage Line along with the Vicem 107 Cruiser, delivered in the 2013, totally custom-made in wood and worthy of its name in terms of technology and aesthetics with ample space throughout. The interiors are designed to ensure on-board deluxe living even during the most extended cruises.
The Vicem 97 Cruiser embodies all the elegance of a hand-crafted, classic-style yacht with the modernity and capability to undertake demanding voyages with low power consumption and comfort levels that only quality composite construction can provide. Each model produced reflects years of proven high-performing hull lines together with keeping safety at the forefront, yet is distinguished by unique interior solutions and furnishings created by the shipyard with the participation of the yacht owner.
With the launch of the 97 Cruiser model, part of Vicem’s Cruiser Series of long-range motor yachts ranging from 82 – 107 feet in length, Vicem offers a line of classic-style yachts with superb living accommodations and intrinsic extended cruising capabilities.
Inspired by the grand tradition of Gold Coast pleasure yachts, and based on the elegant style and design of Vicem’s signature Classic Series of 52-77 feet motor yachts, the 97 Cruiser features a raised pilothouse arrangement, larger superstructure, standard flybridge and oversized guest and crew accommodations well suited for longer excursions.
Highlights aboard the 97 Cruiser includes:

  • Flybridge:  fully equipped helm station with two Stidd double helm seats, hydraulic dining table for 15, large grill, wet bar, sun deck and Jacuzzi
  • Aft cockpit and foredeck:  large dining area with circular staircase leading up to the flybridge; day head; sunbathing and built-in seating; wide, covered side decks
  • Main deck:  oversized salon with built-in seating, wet bar, full-length galley, elevated dining room (seating for 8), and wheelhouse
  • Master stateroom:  full-beam stateroom with private stairway, dressing table, built-in couch, his/hers bathrooms with common Jacuzzi tub
  • Guest accommodations:  two VIP cabins w/ king beds, one twin guest cabin; en-suite bathrooms in all staterooms featuring granite counter tops & lighted vanity mirrors
  • Crew quarters:  located aft lower deck; separate entrance for increased privacy; four bunk beds, galley, dining area and private head

Beauty is complemented by brawn on the 97 Cruiser, which has twin 900 hp MAN Diesels (@ 2300 rpm) to generate a maximum speed of 18 knots, and cruising range of 2,000 nm at 10 knots.  A modified deep-V hull design and side power bow and stern thrusters help assure a smooth ride in choppy waters.

Standard Specifications:
Length96’9”
LWL 88′
Beam21′ 6″
Draft6′
Displacement 172,000 lbs
Fuel Capacity 3400 gal
Water Capacity800 gal
Holding Tank430 gal
PowerTwin MAN Diesels x 900 hp
Maximum Speed18 knots
Cruising Speed12 knots

About Vicem – The Yacht for Yachtsmen Since the company was founded in 1991, Vicem Yachts has always focused on three core values: total customization, impeccable craftsmanship and timeless design. The Vicem Vintage Line (Classic and Fly Bridge models, from 52’ to 77’; the Cruiser 82′, 97′ and 107’) is built using the cold-molded process. A construction technique, which embodies all the construction methods of the Turkish historical marine tradition; a modern procedure different from traditional boat building. Based on engineered wood construction, cold-molding uses laminated mahogany (coming from managed forests) and a specific formulated epoxy resin to create the hull, decks and principal superstructures. This results in a stronger and quieter vessel with a smoother ride, with natural insulation from humidity and noise. In 2009, Vicem Yachts extended its production to the mega- yacht segment, introducing the new Vulcan Line with the 46m (April 2013) & 35m Tri-deck and the 32m RPH (delivered in 2012 and 2013). Vanguard 45 and 33 compose its all new third line of open yachts, a perfect blend of timeless elegance, performing naval architecture and state of the art production technology.
Vicem Yachts is the company’s U.S. operations division, with headquarters in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and satellite sales and service offices in Saraso, Florida; Annapolis, Maryland; Boston, Massachussetts; Great Lakes, Michigan – Coming Soon!

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Nardelli Gioielli, prezioso bracciale tricolore in omaggio ai Mondiali 2014

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Per Nardelli Gioielli, un prezioso bracciale tricolore in omaggio alla squadra Azzurra, tra i protagonisti dei Mondiali di calcio del Brasile
Italiani popolo di poeti, santi e… tifosi. Concluso oramai il campionato italiano di calcio, in tantissimi aspettano, infatti, con ansia il fischio d’inizio dei Mondiali ambientati in Brasile, che prenderanno forma dal 12 giugno al 13 luglio prossimi.
Per l’occasione, il brand partenopeo Nardelli Gioielli, ha realizzato un raffinato bracciale unisex in oro bianco con targhetta impreziosito da diamanti white, rubini e smeraldi, che richiamano il nostro tricolore.
Un gioiello glamour e porte-bonheur, che si spera possa portare bene agli Azzurri capeggiati dal commissario tecnico Cesare Prandelli.

SC1 Biposto, two-seat hybrid pedal car by Scuderie Campari

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Scuderie Campari’s SC1 Biposto two-seat hybrid pedal car 
SC1 Biposto is a new “toy for boys,” a two-seat electrically assisted pedal car from Scuderie Campari, a one-of-a-kind vehicle whose styling recalls the racing cars of the 1920s and 30s.
Christian Grande, an award-winning yacht designer and the creative mind behind Italia Veloce, a stylish cycling brand that was unveiled in 2011, has teamed up with Scuderiecampari.com (Scuderie Campari Srl Parma) to launch a new mode of transport for 2014: the SC1 Biposto. It’s a toy for adults who love sports, physical activity and motoring, a “toy for boys” that unites in one package elegance, technology, sportiness and ecology. The two-seat electrially assisted pedal car from Scuderie Campari is a hybrid bike-car whose styling borrows from racing automobiles built in the 1920s and 30s.
Scuderie Campari has commissioned the talents of Christian Grande, a successful designer known for his creations in the yachting and automotive industry that have garnered numerous international prizes and accolades, to devise the styling and design of this new two-seat hybrid that is driven by pedals and assisted by an electric motor. The Parma-based designer and his team have devised a new type of vehicle that is set to become a status symbol, a new take on automobiles, practising sport and leisure time. The two-seater from Scuderie Campari is a true hybrid, a mix of bicycle and automobile and one that is environmentally friendly and healthy not to mention quiet and aesthetically unique. It aims to seduce those who love a leisurely cycle that respects the environment and which allows one to listen to the sounds of nature all while grasping a steering wheel. It’s geared towards those who want to share their free time, today’s most precious commodity, with their children or companion as they pedal along and take in the colors and beauty of their natural surroundings.
The two-seat SC1 comes in different versions, from a touristy model to a sportier version, that are made from carbon fiber, offer disc brakes and feature a dedicated livery that will have one dreaming about setting up teams and racing events with trophies.
STYLE AND DETAILING – historical references and high-tech detailing
The well-thought-out styling references the classic sports cars that have made history. There’s the tapered body highlighted by the long bonnet, the wire-spoked wheels and a well-defined windshield. The historical references are, in every instance, reinterpreted in a modern way and enriched with high-tech details using the latest technology and modern forms. The increased width due to the two seats is offset by the tapered chassis, which gives the silhouette an elongated look that makes it appear to float suspended between the four diaphanous wheels.
A WORKSHOP IN PARMA – customization 
This exclusive vehicle can be further customized by paying a visit to the Parma workshop where one can choose from various finishes for the chassis as well as their favorite color for the interior, not to mention select their preferred tires, rims, steering wheel and technical equipment such as the braking system. It thus ensures a timeless and enjoyable ride for all members of the family, a new two-seater that promises to become a symbol for sportiness and how best to enjoy one’s free time.
SPORT, ECOLOGY, LEISURE 
The SC1 Biposto is a product intended for forward-thinking collectors who want an object that can be both used and shown off, something that can access areas where automobiles can’t go. It can serve as a new form of shore transport for yacht enthusiasts once they dock in port. The sporty and eco-friendly two-seater is a well-suited and innovative mode of transport for resort areas designed for walking and cycling, a suitable vehicle for tourist operators who want to offer their elite clients a new type of leisure activity.
About Scuderie Campari srl, Parma
Scuderie Campari brings together superior Italian craftsmanship and industrial design excellence and this is reflected in the sophistication and quality of its products. The firm produces protective gear for sports activites using state-of-the-art technology and light alloy materials like carbon fiber. Lightness, performance and eco-friendliness are the key principles of the production process around which the company has built its international reputation.
Faithful to these values, Scuderie Campari is the first company to design and manufacture prestigious pedal cars for children that are inspired by the golden age of Italian racing and which embody the technology and craftsmanship typical of the company. Ultra-lightweight materials, carbon fiber and the finest details are combined with professional equipment that is part of racing history, including Schedoni seats and Nardi steering wheels, in order to make a highly valued product that takes the shape of a downsized pedal car, a tribute to the celebrated four-wheel automobiles it currently makes for children (www.scuderiecampari.com ), a vehicle that for the first time offered a proper steering wheel grip and allowed youngsters’ immaginations to run wild as they raced.
Who’s Christian Grande
One of the youngest designers to be included in the palmares of the yacht design world, starting in 1992, when he conceived the new Sessa Marine boats, an historical brand “Made in Italy”. With more than more than 70 yacht projects in 20 years, Christian’s experience and interdisciplinary vision has led him to collaborate as a teacher and lecturer for important academic institutes and during relevant international events focused on design and lifestyle. He also works for renowned brands like Sacs Marine, Picchio Boats Catamar and Sanlorenzo.
Awards timeline
Recommended Motor Yacht Award under 60 feet, with Sessa Marine
China, Xiamen 2012
Motor Boat of the Year 2012 Award, with Sessa Marine
Italy, 2012
Born Designer 2012
France, Courchevel 2012
Best Sport Yacht Design of 2011- under 24 mt length with Sessa Marine
France, Cannes 2011
Innovation Award 2011 with car seats KIWY (model SPF1)
Germania, Colonia 2011
Laboratorio Parma Award 2011
Italy 2011
Motor Boat of the Year 2010 Awards with Sessa Marine
United Kingdom, London 2010
Best Motoryacht Design of 2009 under 24 mt length con Sessa Marine
France, Cannes 2009
Croatian Boat of the Year 2008 with Sessa Marine
Croatia, Port Rose 2008
Best Boat of the Year Award con Sessa Marine
Usa, Miami 2008
Motor Boat of the Year 2008 Award
United Kingdom, London 2008
Practical Parenting 2007/2008 – Winner with car sit MY WAY
United Kingdom, London 2008
European Boat of the Year 2007
Germany, Dusseldorf 2007
Millennium Yacht Design Awards – Special Mention
Italy, Carrara 2006
Practical Parenting 2005/2006 – Best Buy
United Kingdom, London 2006
Yacht European Trophy, 50/60 ft Open
France, Cannes 2005

 

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Knots Luxury, bracciali glam in omaggio ai Mondiali 2014

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I Bracciali “Mondiali” di Knots Luxury
Tempo di Mondiali anche per il brand Knots Luxury, che per rendere omaggio alla nostra Nazionale di Calcio, tra poco impegnata in terra brasiliana, ha dato forma a una mini capsule collection di autentici bracciali sospesi tra il trendy e il “patriottico”.
Sotto i riflettori, armlet unisex in ecopelle o cordino nautico tricolore o azzurri, impreziositi da una maxi àncora in argento 925.
Gioielli per glam addicted e non solo, realizzati rigorosamente in Italia con materiali autoctoni, da abili artigiani attivi da decenni nel settore orafo.
I bracciali Knots Luxury, già intravisti a Capri, Positano, Sorrento, Ischia e Miami, sono disponibili nelle migliori gioiellerie e fashion store d’Italia al prezzo di 39 euro.

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