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Geothermal energy is often the great hope of renewable energy as it can be continuously and reliably produced?

Posted by admin on May 30, 2012 in Renewable Energy with 3 Comments

Geothermal energy is often the great hope of Renewable Energy as it can be continuously and reliably produced 24/7. While it it has the best potential, it is very limited geographically. The best geothermal resources are in Alaska and California, and the best potential resources are west of the Rockies. How do we overcome the geographic limitations of geothermal energy?

The simple answer to your question is: ‘dig deeper in the ground.’ There are several companies out there at present that are willing to install geothermal energy suppies into the home. I live in England and I have had pumps installed in my gym. I save hundreds of pounds each year in electricity bills. Unfortunately I can only source my knowledge onto the e-book that I purchased but if you have any more questions about this please email me and I will answer the question to the best of my ability. Hope this helps.

How is a permit obtained from Alberta Environment Protection to reroute a natural water way?

Posted by admin on May 30, 2012 in Environment Protection with 1 Comment

Sounds like an environmental law class question. As my instructor said when I took my class….read the Act.

when is the best time to use smudge sticks to clean energy?

Posted by admin on May 30, 2012 in Clean Energy with 4 Comments

I have purchased some sage smudge sticks and want to clean the energy in my place. Can someone recommend when is the most "auspicious" time to do this (like during a full moon or best time of day, or something), or can I just do this anytime?

All you religious fanatics or hard core skeptics, kindly refrain from answering this question with innappropriate answers.


Stop Motion Film: Renewable vs NonRenewable Energy Sources

Posted by admin on May 29, 2012 in Renewable Energy with 6 Comments

This quick stop motion film asks & answers the question what makes an energy source renewable or nonrenewable. The material was originally made for middle school students learning about energy. Hope you enjoy it :)

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George Bush on Global Warming – Spoof by Will Ferrell

Posted by admin on May 29, 2012 in Global Warming with 24 Comments

Gotta love WIll! http://www.buzzpal.com

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Governments vs. Markets: Julian Morris on Environmental Protection

Posted by admin on May 29, 2012 in Environment Protection with 25 Comments

Which does a better job of protecting the environment: governments or markets?

Reason Foundation’s Vice President of Research Julian Morris spoke at Reason Foundation’s annual Reason Weekend and challenged the idea that regulations and energy subsidies will save us from environmental disasters. In fact, they help cause them.

When people are driven by profits and protected by property rights, Morris argues, environmentally friendly products will develop naturally.

Morris is the author of dozens of scholarly articles on issues ranging from the morality of free trade to the relationship between institutions, economic development and environmental protection.

Approximately 28 minutes.

Filmed by Alex Manning and Paul Detrick; Editded by Joshua Swain

Scroll down for downloadable versions and subscribe to Reason.tv’s YouTube channel to receive automatic notifications when new material goes live.

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Why Congress Needs to Renew Clean Energy Subsidies

Posted by admin on May 29, 2012 in Clean Energy with 5 Comments

President Obama is slated to visit TPI Composites on Thursday, a wind turbine blade manufacturer in Newton, Iowa, where he will urge Congress to extend two key Renewable Energy tax credits — the Production Tax Credit for wind and a Clean Energy manufacturing credit.

Wind energy provides thousands of jobs in Iowa, like this one of a turbine maintenance worker in Franklin County (LINK: http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/2011/12/wind_energy_heartland.html). The Center for American Progress travelled to Iowa to talk to experts and officials about how uncertain federal policy is hurting the wind industry.

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Look for Enerlix for Views on Sustainable Renewable Energy Solar Wind Technology

Posted by admin on May 29, 2012 in Renewable Energy with 1 Comment

In the present era the efforts to prevent earth are going on a war scale. It is undeniable that the entire world is facing the threat of environmental crises. The situation will become more adverse in the upcoming years. Some of the major problems are not confined to a particular country or continent but on a global scale. These major problems include Global Warming, ozone layer depletion and exhaustion of energy resources.

When it is about matching-up with the energy needs of global industries and the demand of every household then we are highly depended on non-renewable sources of energy. It is a kind of deliberation which is leading us towards an unsecured future.

Although non conventional (renewable) sources of energy are emerging as an adequate option for the traditional sources of energy but still there are lot many things to do so that their application can be expanded to a large scale.

To tackle out the problem on a global level it is significant that the renewable sources of energy can be accepted and admired by every individual. It is essential that the worth of these lately discovered sources should be understand by everyone in every part of the world and for that internet can be an exceptional source.

There are a large number of sites available on the internet which have proven themselves to be the marketplace for environmental technologies. You can look for one such site where one can register and avail all kinds of information, recent changes, initiatives been taken throughout the world, etc.

When it is about the non traditional sources of energy then Renewable Energy solar wind has its own prominent place. Researchers have seen enough potential in renewable energy solar wind to meet the future needs of mankind.

There are some of the sites available on the net which are highly recognized as the websites for renewable technologies. One such site on the internet which you can look for renewable energy solar wind technologies is Enerlix.

Enerlix is a site which is highly renowned online for information, trading and communication on environmental technologies. It is the marketplace for hydrogen, fuel cells, and renewable energies. Enerlix was once recognized by the name of Energyportal24.

Why Enerlix?

It is because of the following reasons.

Ø      Wide collection of information: besides renewable energy solar wind technology, one can also avail information about fuel cells, bio energy, hydrogen, wind power, hydropower, geothermal, cogeneration unit, energy savings, etc.

Ø      Ease of navigation:   Enerlix is a site which is highly friendly to the user. One can easily navigate the entire structure of the site (including all the sections) in no time. You are just required to register for free and you can avail all kinds of features offered by this site.

Ø      B2B marketplace: Enerlix is an international business to business (B2B) marketplace for environmental technologies. The content area of environmental technologies also includes renewable energy solar wind technology.

Ø      Exclusive services for free! There are free tools available including efficiency calculator, reference books, eco-energy calculator, etc. In the reading section there are press releases, articles, reports to enhance your knowledge. With publishing events you can submit new worldwide events including congresses and fair trade.

Vikram Kumar

Being Aware of Natural Causes of Global Warming

Posted by admin on May 29, 2012 in Global Warming with 15 Comments

Many people believe that global warming is caused solely by the human beings that are on the planet.  It may be surprising to know that global warming is also a naturally occurring event.  It can easily be argued that whatever global warming occurs naturally on the planet is a fraction of what humans are capable of contributing. 

The human causes of global warming have been occurring for many years.  The various methods in which humans contribute to global warming include everything from driving cars to simply breathing.  Natural causes of global warming can be on a much larger scale that could be from sources outside of our planet.  Whether the cause is natural or human, global warming is a serious problem that everyone should be aware of.

Different Natural Causes Of Global Warming

One natural cause of global warming involves the sun.  Overtime explosions are generated on the surface of the sun and the impact is felt all the way back on Earth.  The impact comes in the form of higher temperatures which directly affect global warming.  These eruptions occur quite normally on the sun and the planet can be regularly subjected to the increased temperatures that result.

As both the Sun and the Earth orbit there are certain times that the two come closer to one another.  When this happens it is normal to see an increase in temperatures on the planet.  This is a great example of a natural cause of Global Warming. There is nothing we can actually do to prevent this from happening as it is part of the natural course of the universe.

Earth has numerous volcanoes that litter its surface.  Some actively are erupting while many others sit dormant waiting for their next opportunity to unleash their fury.  When these volcanoes do erupt they send numerous gases, ash, and smoke into the atmosphere of the planet.  As this happens the temperatures will slowly decrease.  This is because the sunlight that would typically shine in the area is shielded by the smoke released by the volcano.  Once the effects of the volcano have subsided the planet will naturally warm itself back up.

Any change that might occur in the planets ocean currents can effect global warming as well.  It is thought that these changes in the current can be influenced by the sun.  Depending on the location and the degree of the change in the ocean current, temperatures can increase dramatically which contributes to global warming.

Arjun Singhe

Real Estate Asset Protection

Posted by admin on May 29, 2012 in Environment Protection with 2 Comments

The goals of Real Estate Asset Protection are:

Keep the ownership of the real estate anonymous. Anonymous Panama Corporations and Anonymous Panama Foundations do this extremely well; in fact better than any other jurisdiction we are aware of. Anonymous ownership of real estate reduces your profile as a target for lawsuits and collection attorneys can not go after something they do not know even exists.

If a structure of Anonymity is not practical the next best solution is to take away the attachable equity through the use of lawful mortgages and other encumbrances filed on the property locally by anonymous Panama Corporations or Foundations.

You should only use a Law Firm for asset protection so you have attorney client privilege. The law firm used should be out of the reach of the court where the real estate is located. If a lawyer in your country forms an offshore structure for you what are you going to do when he winds up in the lawsuit with you – defrauding creditors would be one possible allegation, or if he has the judge order him to open up his records concerning you. If you felt the courts, laws, judges, lawyers etc. in your country were fair and equitable you wouldn’t be reading this. Don’t make the mistake of using a law firm in another country which also has flawed privacy laws. The courts in his country will probably cooperate with the courts in your country.

As a last resort but still a valuable one the asset protection structure should present itself to your pursuing financial adversaries as so burdensome, onerous, confusing, time consuming and expensive that they will accept a settlement from you for a mere fraction of the debt in question. This is an often overlooked positive outcome that lets you keep your property and settle the debts for pennies on the dollar, sort of a bankruptcy without going bankrupt.

Detailed Information Follows:

Today many people in different countries are very worried about their real estate being lost due to court actions leaving them homeless or without their real estate portfolio. Real estate is not portable and unfortunately is one of the first things aggressive collection attorneys go after. Since the ownership of real estate in many jurisdictions is open and transparent, the real estate ownership rolls are often used to determine if a person has enough wealth to go after in a civil lawsuit, in other words it flags you as a target. Real estate ownership records are also used to accomplish identity theft since a lot can be learned about the owner from the public records like when the mortgages were taken out, from which company and for how much, the full names and addresses of the owners, etc. This information is then used combined with other public databases like driver’s licenses, phone and utility records etc. to create a profile of the victim which is used to steal their identity. Lack of privacy is invasive and also encourages litigation and criminal activity.

So how do you protect your real estate in as anonymous manner as possible? Some sample strategies are briefly described below.


One real estate asset protection strategy is to borrow against the real estate using mortgages or trust deeds. Typically in most jurisdictions the borrowed money is not taxable as income since it must be repaid. Usually one can borrow up to 80% of the value of the house. Collection attorneys will not spend money to go after a house with 20% or less available equity. This is also true concerning government collection agencies. It is felt that auctions in the courtroom or on the steps of the courthouse will not bring in more than 80% of the appraised value since these auction buyers are looking for a substantial discount. One important point to be considered is the collection attorney may want to know where the borrowed money from the mortgage is to see if it is within his reach like in the country concerned. If the money is offshore they rarely will pursue it. They are not lawyers outside of their country and must retain local lawyers who usually smell deep pockets and charge high fees for this type of service which will rarely ever has a happy ending for them. The country where the money is may be hostile to such collection actions as is very often the case and makes it hard for these cases to be pursued. These countries often dismiss these cases for lack of venue or jurisdiction. Also the collection attorney from your country often has to post a cash bond to cover court costs if they lose which again deters such actions. The potential problem with the above scenario is now you have a mortgage on property that may have been free and clear. You need to go through a credit check and reveal personal information much of it will wind up in public or semi-public databases like credit agencies databases. Now you have to make the payments and pay the interest rates. There are usually penalties involved if you terminate the lease early. Many of these loans have variable interest rates which can go up and now you have a blood sucking Mortgage Company on your property title. There is a better way.

Your own Mortgage Company:

There is nothing wrong with borrowing money from an anonymous Panama Bearer Share Corporation that to protect its interests places a mortgage on your property. You basically write a mortgage through your corporation to yourself to record on the title of the property you wish to protect. This requires a lawyer in the city where the real estate is to advise you as to how the mechanics and local laws will work when recording your mortgage and pertaining to it. You may need to fund an escrow in the area where the real estate is in some countries to validate the mortgage, but there are work arounds for this as well. After the escrow closes the loan is recorded against the property tying up the equity in the property reducing your profile as a target greatly. You could make the loan at more than 80% of the value like 99% if you so desired. The corporation or an additional corporation could be used to make a second or even a third mortgage. Of course your borrowed money is not taxable and but you do need to make payments with interest to your own corporation. This is a real loan. If one researches you or your real estate they will see encumbered real estate and someone thinking of suing you may think you are not worth the time and expense which is one of our goals. If someone does try to levy or auction your real property they will have to pay the mortgage off from any auction or sale proceeds and if the amount of the mortgage (LTV- Loan to Value) is at least 80% of the appraised value a sale for enough money to pay off the mortgage will be extremely unlikely thus they will not bother spending the legal fees and auction fees. Auction buyers are price buyers, not people looking for a certain home in a certain school district etc. Remember the Panama Corporation owning the mortgage has no listed owner anywhere so it is impossible for ownership to be looked up by a potential financial enemy sizing you up. In any event the obstacle of the mortgage makes normal collection actions immensely more difficult for them if they should try to pierce through the corporate veil. Panama corporate veils do not pierce. They do not know this is your mortgage and that you own the corporation that wrote the mortgage and the only way of finding out would be to take your deposition and ask you. Well for all they know you don’t own the corporation, perhaps you did and transferred the ownership, or they might assume you would lie and they could not catch you in your deception, or they may assume it is owned by a friend or relative or whatever else comes into their mind. You are not responsible for their thoughts; this is something they do all on their own. One thing to be perfectly clear on is now collection costs for your financial adversary has now gone up, way up and the person going after your assets has some decisions to make as to how much money they want to spend. The collection attorney is going to be anything but encouraging because he is now in an environment that he does not understand – welcome to the jurisdiction of Panama Counselor. He is going to tell your financial enemy that more money is required to pursue this, in the back of his mind not really wanting to pursue this and if he does have to do it he is going to want to get paid big time. When lawyers do not want to do something they charge a lot. Now if the attorney gets into it and finds out the corporation ownership is non-transparent and soon discovers that Panama has tight bank secrecy etc. he will become more frustrated and this means higher fees for your financial enemy. What will the other side do if a Panama Private Interest Foundation owns the Corporation and you can legally say you do not own the Corporation? Panama Foundations really have no owner so you could also say you do not own the Foundation. Welcome to Panama Mr. Collection Attorney. You are not responsible for providing the other side ownership details of a foundation or corporation that is their problem. You can say you do not own the corporation or foundation and that is where it stops as far as you are concerned. Folks when they see a Panama Corporation or a Panama Foundation on the mortgage they are more than likely to drop it right there because they know they are spinning their wheels and will more than likely never get anywhere and spend a ton of money getting nowhere. Remember the collection attorney doesn’t deal with Panama Asset Protection scenarios everyday, or even every decade for most of them. He will see things as a brick wall, blind alley, etc and not know what to do. Remember the attorney that is doing the collection can be sued by his client for frivolously spending his client’s money and running up a big bill when chances for a positive return are most unlikely.

Line of Credit Mortgage:

There are other ways of protecting real estate assets where no actual funding of a mortgage is required. A line of credit is set up through a Panama Financial Institution that records a trust deed based on the size of the line of credit. This is very similar to what finance companies in the USA do with home equity lines of credit. This also requires you to retain a local attorney in the area where the real estate is located to ensure that proper papers are filed with the local government registry. The line of credit need not be drawn down upon, yet it can still be used to protect your real estate equity, or boat equity, car equity, airplane equity, art collection equity etc. The line of credit can be cancelled at any time by you and within 30 days the mortgage on the property will be released. There are safeguards put in place to ensure you have control over this.

Real Estate Asset Protection Annuity:

Another way to protect real estate or other assets is through the use of an annuity. Basically the anonymous Panama Corporation or anonymous Panama Foundation would receive your real estate or other assets in return for an annuity. The annuity pays you a certain specified sum of money monthly, quarterly or yearly. The money can be paid into a secure Panama Bank account even in the name of another Panama Foundation which is acquiring and protecting assets for you to retire on and for the eventual benefit of your beneficiaries. So if you were asked in a lawsuit in your home country why you transferred the real estate to this Panama Corporation and what consideration did you receive for the transfer, you reply the transfer was done in return for an annuity of so much money per month for as long as you live, or 5 years or whatever you decide for a term. Now they say where is this money paid thinking about garnishing it. You say into a Panama bank that my Panama Private Interest Foundation maintains think dead end for the collection attorney. If the sum is paid monthly the collection effort is so costly compared to the reward you could even have the annuity money paid into a bank account in your home country. They are not going to go do a new collection action each month, and if they did well you could change banks, or use a Panama Bank and withdraw the money with an ATM card.


It is common to see entities selling asset protection structures using trusts and other vehicles that are located in the countries that have done away with privacy and fairness in the courts. These are the countries where they judges do what they want, judgments awarded are staggering high, the lawyers run legal bills up on the people until they can no longer defend themselves because they are broke, etc. If you own property in such a country and use an attorney who is also in this country or another country like this you are at serious risk. Why. For a lot of reasons.

One reason is the attorney client privilege in these countries can be broken by judges if the judge feels the lawyer was actively involved in some illegal deed with the client such as concealing assets from creditors, fraud, legal misrepresentation, money laundering (using overly broad definitions of money laundering these countries are fond of with extremely small amounts of money involved), or fraudulent conveyance of assets to a trust or other entity to remove them from the reach of creditors. The lawyer has to listen to the judge. Especially when the other side is saying “Your Honor the defendant is going to hide the assets again and cost my client thousands of dollars all over again”. When the lawyer hears this he starts thinking if he appeals the judges decision etc, and fights back real hard the next step is the other side is going to sue him for conspiracy to defraud the creditor. You see the lawyers are most aware of the perverted justice system in their country and they are scared of it coming back and biting them. The bottom line is they are going to be thinking well if I give this guy up (you) to the other side they’ll be happy, I’ve already got my fees paid, the client is going to be penniless and then what the heck can he do to me. When privacy is gone, the lawyers have a field day. REMEMBER even if the lawyer sets up an offshore structure for you he is still in your country and his records can readily become fair game in the discovery process and wind up in the hands of the court and even get recorded in the public court records as evidence. This means your financial enemies do not have to go offshore to pierce your corporate veil, trust foundation etc., they can do it right in the convenience of their backyard. This is a temptation and temptation encourages litigation. You should have a law firm in the jurisdiction of your offshore asset protection structure (the corporation, foundation bank account) so they will have enforceable attorney client privilege, corporate and foundation anonymity, bank secrecy and a privacy oriented court system to help them protect you.

These lawyers in the countries where privacy and justice are gone tell clients their asset protection methods are tested, secure etc. Try asking them what it costs to pay for the legal defense if the other side decides to “test” the asset protection strategy. Probably the bill will be enough to cause you to want to settle or give up. Then ask him if he does appeals and what they cost. If you lose a court case you usually have to post a bond equal to the amount of the judgment to keep the property during the appeal process.

More on Lawyers:

The obstacle is you have a physical asset in the form of real estate and the courts there can assert jurisdiction over it, which means take it away from you. What is going to work best is to keep the asset ownership anonymous before trouble starts. If your potential financial enemies or actual financial enemies do not know about an asset they will not attempt to confiscate it. If they do know about it then you must have some form of plausible deniability to show the judge why you can’t turn it over to the court. One good way to do this is to use financial instruments like mortgages since the judges don’t want to start upsetting the apple cart and get all the banks alarmed over some judge setting properly recorded mortgages aside. This is why we suggest using a local lawyer to record the mortgage, you do not have to make this lawyer aware of your entire asset protection strategy, nor give him all the documents just provide him with as little as he needs to know since he may be subpoenaed or have his deposition taken in a worst case scenario. For overall legal counsel in the jurisdiction where the property is contact another lawyer whose name will not appear anywhere relating to recording the transaction to make sure he does not get dragged into court and he can give you advise relating to taxes, legality, collection process, correct title, release of deed or mortgage, transfers etc. We are talking about a worst case scenario where assets are in the millions.

Banks are powerful politically and economically and they will pay careful attention to any judge setting aside mortgages unless there is a clear cut fraud involved with complete documented evidence so the judge will need to tread carefully on this fragile ground less he wrecks the security of the mortgage industry in his country. This is stronger in our opinion than just relying on a trust which judges love to bust open as frivolous or fraudulent with intent to defraud creditors. Please bear in mind nothing is one hundred percent perfect.

Planning Before Trouble Knocks:

Of course if you are planning before trouble is breathing down your neck as you should be doing, just putting the real estate in the name of an anonymous foundation or corporation is going to go a very long way in protecting your assets. If you are not in a lawsuit presently and have no judgments no one can argue that the transfer was a fraudulent conveyance to avoid creditors’ efforts to attach your assets.

If the property showed up on a credit report due to the mortgage company reporting the transaction, the collection lawyers chasing you will probably see the credit report and query you as to what happened to the property, did you receive any money for it or other consideration, where is the money, what happened to the money, did you transfer it for below market value and why, who owns it now, etc. Hypothetically for purposes of making a point to follow about collection attorneys in general, one could say they sold the property and the money was put in a Panama Bank Account and the money has been spent or gambled away, and the bank account was closed and you never had the bank send you statements which is common in Panama, so you have no bank statements and you banked online using the banks online banking system. Well the corporation public registry and foundation public registry do not reflect ownership at all and the Panama Banks will never respond to the collection attorney – never acknowledging or denying the existence of any such bank account since it would constitute a violation of bank secrecy laws with civil and criminal penalties. We are not saying you should do such a thing which would be illegal and we do not advocate illegal activities but what we are saying is some people do such things and the collection attorneys know that the people they pursue are in the habit of lying to conceal assets and they do not rely on the truthfulness of their clients to find assets. If they did that they would go out of business in short order. The collection attorney needs to work within a legal system that let’s them play their games and Panama does not let them work their craftiness at all. So you have a reasonable chance of seeing the collection attorney abandon pursuit when they see real estate titled to a Panama Anonymous Corporation or Foundation. They don’t plan on you being honest and open with them and they don’t have a clue as to how to proceed in Panama dealing with an anonymous corporation, foundation or bank secrecy. Their subpoenas are worthless and they are wondering how they are going to factually prove to a judge in the country where the real estate is that you really own property that is recorded in the name of an anonymous corporation and foundation in Panama. Even harder for them to think through is how to prove to a judge that the mortgage recorded on the real estate is through a corporation or foundation you own or control in Panama and that the judge should just set aside the mortgage and risk harming another entity when the lawyer is missing any concrete evidence to support the allegations. Remember the burden of proof is not on you, it is on the collection attorney. To make it worse what if you are not in the country where the real estate is or otherwise out of the reach of the court where the real estate is or maybe you just are not available for service of court papers. Well now the collection lawyer can’t even ask you any questions to make his case. Imagine him telling the judge he couldn’t serve you but he is sure you really own this property because at one time you did own it and the judge should just turn the property over to the creditor in absence of any evidence. What if the judge tells the lawyer to go contact the corporation or foundation in Panama? So we as your resident agent get served. First off the service will not be legal in Panama but we wouldn’t want to get the judge mad in the country where the real estate is so we contact you. If you tell us ok tell them whatever they want to know and I will pay for your time we would do so. On the other hand if you do not wish for us to reveal anything we would at your direction either not respond or just respond that we are bound by attorney client privilege from disclosing anything and asking us to do so without the permission of our client is illegal under our laws and their court does not have the authority to direct us to break the law and suffer the consequences in our country which are most severe. By now the collection attorney is spending a whole lot of his clients’ money and they are getting frustrated. Suppose they hire an attorney in Panama and try to get a court order. Forget this. Panama has 400,000 corporations registered here because they know the courts will not cooperate. The court will most likely throw the case out for lack of venue, lack of jurisdiction of the Panama Court and not comply with requests for breaking attorney client privilege. In terms of piercing the corporate veil, they are no ownership records to subpoena and of course remember transfers of ownership are not recorded and even the lawyer who formed the corporation has no idea who the new owners are, or how many times the corporation was transferred. All the owner need do is give the new owner the stock certificates with no recording of the transaction. Panama is set up for privacy and asset protection.

There are a number of scenarios we can structure to asset protect your real estate, boats, planes and other assets. We are a law firm – you have attorney client privilege, give us a call.




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Ronald Edwards

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