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Clifford D. Mickle

Clifford D. Mickle, 96, formerly of Tidioute, PA, died Monday, June 6, 2022 in Moon Township, PA at his residence. Cliff was born October 28, 1925 in Garland, Pennsylvania, the son of the late Earnest and Leona Mickle. While serving in the United States Army during World War II, Cliff was injured and awarded the Purple Heart.

Cliff worked at J&L Steel in Aliquippa, PA. Cliff enjoyed camping, going to the casino, and feeding the wild animals that passed through the yard of the house.

Cliff is survived by his children Debbie Barone and her husband Rick of Freedom, PA, and Timothy Mickle of Crescent Township, PA; grandchildren Timothy Mickle II and his wife Shannon, Thomas Mickle and his wife Kelly, Stanley Mickle Jr, and Michelle Casto and her husband Timothy; eleven great-grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He is also survived by a daughter-in-law, Lori Mickle.

In addition to his parents, Cliff is predeceased by his wife Betty Ann Chapel Mickle who died in 1999; son Stanley Mickle in 2015; a granddaughter Melissa Barone; twin infant great-granddaughters Bailey and Sydney Barone; brothers Wendell, Douglas, Vernon, Raymond Mickle; and half-brother Clinton Mickle.

Friends will be received at Peterson-Blick Funeral Inc. 1003 Penna Ave. E. Warren, PA, from 1 to 3 p.m., where a funeral service will be held with Pastor Kyle Pollen, Warren Wesleyan Church, officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Disabled American Veterans Association PO Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250.

Those wishing to send their condolences online can do so by visiting www.petersonblickfuneral home.com

How Gardeners Can Relieve Hay Fever Symptoms https://xovenagricultor.org/how-gardeners-can-relieve-hay-fever-symptoms/ Mon, 06 Jun 2022 12:11:41 +0000 https://xovenagricultor.org/how-gardeners-can-relieve-hay-fever-symptoms/

Gardeners who suffer from hay fever are well aware of the sneezing, sore eyes and sinus pain that can occur in flower beds, under trees or just mowing the lawn when pollen levels are high.

But there are steps they can take to at least alleviate symptoms, says Jackie Herald, an award-winning garden designer who creates outdoor spaces for people with allergies and other conditions and works with Allergy UK.

“We shouldn’t just design gardens to be beautiful,” she says. “They have to work with the people who are going to benefit.”

She offers the following tips to help gardeners relieve their hay fever symptoms.


“It’s really important to understand what triggers your hay fever. In general, if you suffer from hay fever, react to pollen in late winter and spring, this suggests that you are allergic to tree pollen. Come summer, when the grasses bloom, that suggests your hay fever is triggered by grass pollen.” Some 85% of people with hay fever are allergic to grass pollen, she notes.


“Wear a hat with a brim, which can protect you from pollen falling around your nose.”


“Avoid times of day when pollen is likely to rise, such as early in the day as the day heats up, and again in the early evening.”


“Keep an eye on the weather forecast as the pollen level is now regularly released with the forecast. It tends to be associated with warm sunny days.”


“Avoid plants that have pollen on the surface. Conversely, opt for plants with trumpet or bell-shaped flowers that beneficial insects like bees actually need to find because pollen tends to be hidden inside. indoors, such as foxgloves and bellflowers.

“Generally, for biodiversity and your own health, favor insect-pollinated plants over wind-pollinated ones. A typical wind-pollinated plant to avoid would be silver birch, with its catkins.” People with hay fever should avoid highly fragrant plants that can trigger symptoms, she adds.

“Some lilies and the bottle brush plant may be the ones to avoid. Some plants have male and female flowers on one plant. Other species have separate male and female flowers. Prioritize female plants as they do not generate no pollen. If you plant hollies, plant more females than males, otherwise opt for a self-pollinating hermaphrodite.”

Other plants to place away from the house include privet hedges, wisteria floribunda, juniper and white daisy.

Opt instead for…

Plants such as Escallonia ‘Iveyi’, whitebeam, Clematis armandii, dianthus and rosemary are less likely to bother allergy sufferers, she says. Catnip is low in pollen but beneficial for insects, while snapdragons and eryngium are also low in allergy.


“Don’t put the most allergenic tree in a place where you’re going to have a nice garden bench under it to sit on or near a front door. When you open the door and walk into the house, you can rub against, say, an olive tree that’s allergenic, so your pollen gets inside.

“If you have pollen in your hair, on your clothes, or on your carpet, it stays for centuries and amplifies the impact you felt of being with pollen outdoors.”

Hay fever is worse in urban environments, Herald says, where pollen becomes more allergenic when combined with pollutants and held airborne by hard surfaces. So, in urban spaces, use soft landscaping such as well-mowed lawns and swales (a shady spot, or a sunken or marshy spot) and place your plants away from doorways, walkways, and patios.

Choose flowers pollinated by insects

“Generally, pollen carried by beneficial insects tends to be heavier and stickier than the very light pollen of wind-pollinated plants.”


Many hybrid plants, with double flowers, are sterile, she points out. “The sterile plants are perfect for allergy sufferers. There are some sterile grasses and, of course, bamboos, as well as some trees and shrubs.

“If you go for a double flower rather than a single, it’s less likely to cause problems, but at the same time making a totally barren garden would be so sad because we have a responsibility to support and encourage our biodiversity. Personally , I would avoid a completely sterile garden but I could include sterile plants.”


“One job you might want to have someone else do is mow the lawn. But if someone else mows the lawn regularly, it removes the grass blooms, which is helpful for any person with grass-triggered allergies.

“Some people are allergic to various molds. Some of the molds that exist in compost can be a problem, so turning a compost pile or mulching can be an activity to avoid.

“The bottom line is that you need to know what you’re allergic to. The best way to manage what you do, where and when you spend time is to avoid the trigger.”

First NBC5 weather warning https://xovenagricultor.org/first-nbc5-weather-warning/ Sat, 04 Jun 2022 21:30:00 +0000 https://xovenagricultor.org/first-nbc5-weather-warning/ The wind lessens overnight, and with dry air and clear skies, radiation cooling will take effect with temperatures dropping to the 40s and 50s. Sunday will be spectacular with highs in the mid 70s and abundant sunshine . You will notice a westerly wind gust up to 20 mph sometimes in the afternoon, but you will feel fine with no humidity! Clouds will increase on Monday, especially in the afternoon and evening, but we should remain dry with highs in the mid upper 70s. There will also be a southerly wind gusting over 20 mph at times. A low pressure system appears to be impacting the region on Tuesday evening with showers or even a heavier spell of rain finally relieving all the pollen in the air. Temperatures remain near normal, in the 70s, with no major heat waves expected until the end of next week. Follow the weather team on Facebook: Tyler Jankoski | Ben Frechette | Matt DiLoreto

The wind decreases overnight, and with dry air and clear skies, radiation cooling will take effect with temperatures dropping to between 40 and 50.

Sunday will be spectacular with highs in the mid 70s and abundant sunshine. You will notice a westerly wind gust up to 20 mph sometimes in the afternoon, but you will feel fine with no humidity!

Clouds will increase on Monday, especially in the afternoon and evening, but we should remain dry with highs in the mid upper 70s. There will also be a southerly wind blowing over 20 mph at times.

A low pressure system appears to be impacting the region on Tuesday evening with showers or even a spell of heavier rain finally easing all the pollen in the air.

Temperatures remain near normal, in the 70s, with no major heat waves expected until the end of next week.

Follow the weather team on Facebook: Tyler Jankoski | Ben Frechette | Matt DiLoreto

Management of small hive beetles in honey bee colonies https://xovenagricultor.org/management-of-small-hive-beetles-in-honey-bee-colonies/ Thu, 02 Jun 2022 14:28:30 +0000 https://xovenagricultor.org/management-of-small-hive-beetles-in-honey-bee-colonies/

Small hive beetles (Aethina tumida) can cause significant damage in commercial honey bee colonies in North America. Larval and adult beetles consume hive products and honey bee eggs and larvae, creating slimy waste. A new guide in the Journal of Integrated Pest Management discusses the biology and management of these pests and highlights current gaps in our knowledge. (Photo by Morgan Roth, Virginia Cooperative Extension)

By David Coyle, Ph.D.

David Coyle, Ph.D.

David Coyle, Ph.D.

Much attention has been paid recently to pollinators, particularly native pollinators – which include bees, wasps, flies, beetles and several other organisms – but also species used for commercial purposes. Yes, I’m talking about European honey bees, (Apis mellifera). Their colonies are often moved over great distances and are essential for producing many food crops. Whether they like it or not, European bees are a critical spoke in the agricultural wheel.

Unfortunately, as with any commercial species, there are pest issues. Varroa dust mites and colony collapse syndrome are probably the two problems most people know about, but a new article published in March in the open-access journal Journal of Integrated Pest Management profiles another pest: the small hive beetle (Aethina tumida).

Small hive beetles can cause millions of dollars in damage to honeybee hives each year, say paper authors Morgan Roth of Virginia Tech, James Wilson, Ph.D., and Aaron Gross, Ph.D. Native to sub-Saharan Africa (and first observed in Florida in 1998), this invasive species feeds on the eggs and larvae of honey bees as well as honeycomb and pollen. Larval droppings lead to increased growth of a fungus which causes fermentation and creates a slimy substance in the hive. A single female beetle can lay up to 2,000 eggs, so populations can increase very quickly.

Even though adult honey bees try to defend their hive, these beetles have evolved in several different ways to avoid attack. They run, hide and fall from wherever they are, and they even pull their legs under their body like a turtle. Sometimes adult beetles even trick adult honey bees into feeding them by touching their mandibles with their antennae!

Managing small hive beetles is not easy, as both adult and larval beetles cause damage, and the life cycle is split between inside and outside the hive. (The larvae leave the hive to pupate in the surrounding soil.) Also, there is no established economic threshold, so treatment tends to be done whenever the beekeeper deems it necessary. Several methods of treatment are used, including cultivation methods (eg, managing hive moisture, treating surrounding soil with diatomaceous earth or lime), maintaining sanitation apiary, trapping adult beetles in the hive, chemical control methods and biological control (e.g. release of predatory nematodes to target beetle pupae). Recently, scientists have also tested the use of RNA interference techniques as a management method.

The last thing we need is another invasive species wreaking havoc on our agricultural system, and in this case, we still have a lot to learn about managing small hive beetles. However, the good news is that effective management options exist to help protect this important agricultural asset.

David Coyle, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Conservation at Clemson University. Twitter/Instagram/TikTok: @drdavecoyle. Email: dcoyle@clemson.edu.

After raising $150 million last month, music experiences company Pollen is laying off 150 employees https://xovenagricultor.org/after-raising-150-million-last-month-music-experiences-company-pollen-is-laying-off-150-employees/ Tue, 31 May 2022 14:40:15 +0000 https://xovenagricultor.org/after-raising-150-million-last-month-music-experiences-company-pollen-is-laying-off-150-employees/

In April, music, travel and experiences company Pollen raised $150 million in a Series C round.

The company has made a number of redundancies this month, according to social media posts by former employees, which indicate the London-based company has laid off more than 150 staff in the UK and in the United States.

Founded in 2014 by brothers Callum and Liam Negus-Fancey, the company made two impressive UK hires in 2021, appointing Zeon Richards as head of hip-hop partnerships and Christine Osazuwa as chief strategy officer for Pollen Presents.

According to a post on LinkedIn, Osazuwa is one of the executives to leave the company.

MBW reached out to Pollen for a statement on the reported layoffs, and its co-founder and CEO Callum Negus-Fancey told us that, “as part of the closing of our Series C round, we have agreed to a new plan. with our investors where we will continue to deliver strong growth while bringing the business to profitability faster through greater focus and reducing our costs by 15%.”

He added that “we have gone through a thorough process and there are no more changes planned.”

Pollen runs two offerings: Pollen Presents, which curates experiences for customers through travel, music and more; and Pollen+, which partners with promoters and music festivals to offer customers who book through its platforms benefits at events.

The company says it uses data and customer insights to create experiences exclusive to its platform, and also partners with “the world’s biggest music festivals and brands” to sell their experiences.

The company has created exclusive travel experiences featuring artists like J Balvin, Justin Bieber and Duran Duran.

Pollen announced its Series C in April, having already raised over $100 million in venture capital funding.

Investors in the company include Kindred, Northzone, Sienna Capital, Backed and Draper Spirit.

“As part of the closing of our Series C funding round, we have agreed to a new plan with our investors in which we will continue to deliver strong growth while bringing the business to profitability more quickly through a greater concentration and a reduction of our costs by 15%.

Negus-Fancey, Pollen

In a statement provided to MBW, Pollen Co-Founder and CEO Callum Negus-Fancey said, “In the current macro environment, investors want to see growth-stage tech companies follow a clear path to profitability. .

“As part of the closing of our Series C funding round, we have agreed to a new plan with our investors in which we will continue to deliver strong growth while bringing the business to profitability more quickly through a greater concentration and a reduction of our costs by 15%.

“It’s not unique to Pollen. It’s a trend happening in the tech industry as companies adjust their strategies in order to adapt to these new market realities. We went through a thorough process and it no more changes planned.The music industry around the world

How to cross pollinate flowers – five steps to creating your own flower https://xovenagricultor.org/how-to-cross-pollinate-flowers-five-steps-to-creating-your-own-flower/ Sun, 29 May 2022 05:45:00 +0000 https://xovenagricultor.org/how-to-cross-pollinate-flowers-five-steps-to-creating-your-own-flower/

Have you ever seen two different flowers and wished there was one in a fusion of the two? Luckily for you, it’s actually possible – and it’s a lot easier to do than you might think. The process is called “cross-pollination,” and you don’t even need a lot of space to do it.

The world is currently home to over 400,000 flowering plants, and humans have had a huge impact on this development.

However, we have intentionally only been cross-pollinating for about 9,000 to 11,000 years.

The first English gardener to become involved in the practice was a man called Thomas Fairchild, who became the first person to scientifically produce a hybrid by crossing a Sweet William and a Carnation Pink.

Inspired by this practice, scientist Gregor Mendel used cross-pollination of plants to facilitate his studies of genetic inheritance in the 18th century.

Today, gardeners around the world are investing time in cross-pollination, creating new variations of extravagant flowers, bigger vegetables, and tougher plants.

READ MORE: Are there “criminal plants” in your garden? 9 plants you can’t grow

And what’s more – it doesn’t seem like too difficult a process to complete; you just need to time it right.

Tom Hilton, Director of Hydroponics Specialists at National Greenhouse, said: “Your own plant variations can be created in the smallest of spaces, and the main things you need are patience and good planting skills. ‘observation.

However, Mr. Hilton continues: “Mid-morning is the best time to start and pollinate.

“You will find that any morning dew should be gone and the temperature will have risen enough for the pollen to be effective.”

“Wet weather pollination should be avoided, as water can kill pollen.”

After nailing this part, you should be ready to crack with cross pollination, and here’s how.

How to Raise Your Own Flower Variation

The first step

Mr Hilton said: “Plant a bed of each of the two types of plants. For the plant you intend to pollinate, be sure to use flowers or buds that have developed color but have not yet opened.

Second step

Mr Hilton said: “Choose your buds and open them very carefully. You will then need to remove the anthers that contain the pollen.

“Using a delicate brush, you can apply dust pollen (the pollinator) to the stigma of the plant you wish to pollinate.

“If your pollinating plant is a member of the Daisy (Compositae) family – such as Dahlia, Chrysanthemum, Rudbeckia and Tagetes – they will have flowers made up of tiny florets that open from the edge towards the middle.

“These tiny florets will need to be pollinated for several days in a row when they start to open towards the center.”

Third step

Mr Hilton said: “By using your brush – or gently rubbing the two flowers together – you can start the pollination process.

“When the stigma is most receptive to pollen, you may see a shiny or sticky solution on the tip, or it may change shape or swell.”

Fourth stage

Mr Hilton said: “As each flower is pollinated, cover it with a bag or put the whole plant in an insect proof cage to isolate it.”

Fifth step

Mr Hilton said: “Successful fertilization can be demonstrated in many ways. Some plants will begin to shed petals, or the stigma will shrivel and turn black on others.

“After a while, the ovule – where the seeds are formed – will start to swell and mature, and from there you can continue to pollinate the other flowers as they are ready.”

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    Pollen cafe with ‘glass gallery’ opens next month in Kampus https://xovenagricultor.org/pollen-cafe-with-glass-gallery-opens-next-month-in-kampus/ Wed, 25 May 2022 13:28:32 +0000 https://xovenagricultor.org/pollen-cafe-with-glass-gallery-opens-next-month-in-kampus/

    This summer, Manchester sourdough specialist Pollen will open its second café in the city.

    With a unique “glass gallery” wall, diners in the new restaurant will be able to watch Pollen’s talented pastry chefs are at work as they enjoy a seasonally changing menu of breakfast, brunch and lunch dishes.

    In addition to its already popular waterside location at Cotton Field Wharf in Islington Marina, which opened in 2018, Kampus’ new cafe and kitchen will serve a varied menu as well as pastries, cakes, produce specialist bakeries and its popular range of sourdough bread.

    Located opposite Manchester’s Gay Village, it will move into the new City Center Gardens area in June and open on Thursday the 9th.

    As well as giving diners a front row seat to all the cooking action, the new cafe will also be much larger than the Ancoats site.

    It will open Wednesday through Sunday, with plenty of indoor and outdoor seating, with an alfresco area overlooking the green foliage of the Kampus Garden, joining a growing foodie community that includes the likes of Cloudwater, Levanter and Nell’s Pizza.

    Launched in 2016, Pollen was one of the first bakeries in the city to offer a range of sourdoughs and pastries – regularly drawing huge early morning queues as Mancs clamored to get their hands on treats popular like cruffins and 28 hour breads. leaven.

    Read more: A retro Breville toastie stall opens inside Arndale Market

    Founded by Hannah Calvert and Chris Kelly, who both share a love of good bread bordering on a (healthy) obsession, Pollen has become a mainstay of the city’s baking scene over the years – leading the to a number of other new openings. in kind, such as Trove, Batard and Longbois.

    Grilled cheese with Ogleshield, Cheddar, Fior de Latte and Comté 24 Months. Grilled with @pluckypickle Miso Kimchi & Hot Sauce or Nduja & Salami on Pollen’s 28 Hour Sour. Picture / Pollen
    Coffee Pollen with "glass gallery"  watch in the kitchen opens next month, The Manc
    Vegan tart with pistachios and strawberries. / Picture: Pollen
    Coffee Pollen with "glass gallery"  watch in the kitchen opens next month, The Manc
    Lucky Charm Cruffin • Cereal and milk diplomat topped with milk clusters and a lucky charm. / Picture: Pollen

    After spending time in France, they were inspired by the widespread availability of premium fresh bakery and pastry products and how they are part of everyday culture.

    So, after trying their hand at making homemade sourdough in their home kitchen using the
    San Franciscan approach to bread making, they quickly got hooked and started baking
    for friends and colleagues.

    Read more: Inside Blinker, the new bar in Manchester with a menu dedicated to martinis

    Soon they decided to take the plunge, expand the business and invest every penny they had to start their own bakery.

    “We had the passion, the dynamism and the sense of detail and quality to be able to bring
    something new, exciting and needed downtown,” says Hannah.

    “We put our heart and soul into everything we do and always strive to
    provide our customers and the city with the best deal possible.

    Coffee Pollen with "glass gallery"  watch in the kitchen opens next month, The Manc
    The Pollen Bakery team, pictured at the Manchester Food and Drink Awards 2021

    Chris added: “Our second location in Kampus is part of our evolution and growth. After
    drastically lacking space in our Ancoats bakery, the new location is relocating
    our pastry team in a dedicated pastry kitchen behind a glazed gallery so you can see
    all the action going on throughout the day and the masters at work.

    “We will still be serving the full range as usual at the Marina, but the new kitchen will allow us so much
    more creative freedom.

    “With a larger coffee area, we are creating a whole new modern and refined menu that
    will change with the seasons and showcase the best products available at the time.

    “We work with some fantastic suppliers and can’t wait to show you a taste of
    what we are working on.

    Read more: The new bottomless brunch with fried chicken waffles and unlimited pints of beer

    Pollen will join a series of other like-minded independent businesses in Kampus,
    including newcomers Madre’s Mexican Taqueria, Great North Pie Company, Beeswing Wine Bar, Cloudwater beer hall and a general store.

    Feature Image – Pollen

    Afternoon update: Occasional showers become more stable late overnight, through Tuesday https://xovenagricultor.org/afternoon-update-occasional-showers-become-more-stable-late-overnight-through-tuesday/ Mon, 23 May 2022 21:23:34 +0000 https://xovenagricultor.org/afternoon-update-occasional-showers-become-more-stable-late-overnight-through-tuesday/
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    The temperatures have dropped a little compared to the weekend. The highs in the low and mid 70s were a bit below normal for the date, but much closer to normal than what we saw. As tomorrow approaches, we will see the cool side of the coin take over. Some places will be 30 degrees colder than they were on Tuesday afternoon weekend!

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    Until tonight : Showers will arrive from the southwest until evening. In most cases, more strenuous activity will tend to delay until later at night. Rain could be occasional moderate to heavy after midnight and before dawn, especially south of the city. Lows will settle mostly in the mid and above 50s. Winds will turn to come from the northeast over time, blowing between 5 and 10 mph.

    To see the current weather at the Washington Post.

    Tomorrow (Tuesday): The heaviest rains are likely to occur early in the day and favor the city and southern areas. In the north, this can be done mainly after sunrise. Afternoon activity should be lighter and generally declining. When completed, about an inch or more would likely have fallen in the southern parts of the area. With lots of rain and cloud around, temperatures won’t rise until the mid 60s for the highs. Winds will be from the northeast around 10 mph, with gusts beyond 20 mph.

    See Jason Samenow forecast throughout the weekend. And if you haven’t already, join us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and instagram. For traffic information see traffic jam.

    Pollen Update: Tree pollen is moderate/high at 81.79 grains per cubic meter of air. Grass pollen is high at 22.36 grains per cubic meter. Mold spores are high at 13,745 spores per cubic meter.

    Rain: With 1.5 inches of rain falling Sunday in Washington, the monthly tally is up to 5.69 inches, about 2.9 inches above normal for the day. If the month ended past yesterday’s close, 5.69 inches would mark the wettest May 20 on record. We will undoubtedly climb higher with more than a week to go.

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    ]]> Very high pollen count continues https://xovenagricultor.org/very-high-pollen-count-continues/ Sat, 21 May 2022 10:01:00 +0000 https://xovenagricultor.org/very-high-pollen-count-continues/ All regions of mainland Portugal will continue, at least until Thursday, with very high concentrations of pollen in the atmosphere, according to the pollen bulletin published by the Portuguese Society of Allergology and Clinical Immunology (SPAIC).

    According to the SPAIC, very high concentrations of pollen in the atmosphere are expected in all regions of the continent and low levels for the archipelagos of the Azores and Madeira.

    “It should be noted that at this time of the year, in almost the whole country, pollen grains with high allergenic power are present in the air at significant levels, such as those of grass, pellitory, plantain and lamb’s quarters and olive.

    According to forecasts, until Thursday, May 26 in the Lisbon and Setúbal region, pollen from olive and oak trees, grasses, parietaria, plantain and lamb’s quarters will predominate.

    In Porto (between the Douro and the Minho region), the pollen of the oaks and olive trees, and the herbaceous herbs, parietaria, plantain and nettles stand out.

    In the region of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro, pollen comes mainly from oaks, pines and olive trees, and from grasses, parietaria, sorrel and plantain.

    In Coimbra (Beira Litoral region) there is a predominance of pollen from olive and oak trees, grasses and grasses of nettles and parietaria.

    In the Beira Interior region, the pollen of oak, olive and pine trees, herbaceous weeds, plantain and parietaria stands out.

    In the Alentejo region, pollen is abundant from olive and cork oaks and from grasses, plantains and parietaria.

    In the Algarve region, the pollens of olive and oak trees and grasses, plantain and lamb’s-quarters dominate.

    According to SPAIC, outdoor activities should be avoided when pollen concentrations are high.

    “Walking in the garden, mowing the lawn, camping or playing outdoor sports will increase your exposure to pollens and your risk of allergies.”