Consideration for the Left must have delayed police armed forces

Wednesday 4 July 2018

The hope that the Left would enter the government should have been a major reason why the Oslo police were not allowed to arm police patrols in Oslo downtown last fall, VG informed.

The left has been an avid opponent of armed police.

VG reported earlier Tuesday that nine months passed from police chief Hans Sverre Sjøvold in Oslo police district called for three months’ patrol patrols, and until he received permission from Attorney General Tor Mikkel Wara (Frp) on 14 June this year.

The case landed on the table of then Attorney General Per Willy Amundsen (Frp) already in November last year.

Unclear case

At that time, the government parties left the Right and the Frp and waited for the Left to clarify its position: whether the party would negotiate a seat in the government, or continue in opposition.

A centrally located source now says that a number of issues remained unclear in the government, not to offend the Left while considering whether they should go government or not.

The question of arming police patrols in downtown Oslo should have been considered as such a problem, because of Venster’s strong opposition to general armed forces.

During the government talks on Jeløy, the Left was obstructed by general armed forces, but had to accept point arming, among other things at Gardermoen.

However, Per Willy Amundsen reacts to VG’s representation that he did not grant the application from the Oslo police before joining January this year:

Would grant

– I can confirm that if it was up to me as a government minister during that period, the application from the police would be granted before the new year. But as most people understand, things such as this must be rooted in the government, says Per Willy Amundsen to VG.

He will not elaborate the cause of the delay.

Also, Prime Minister Erna Solberg (H) would not comment on whether the case was put on hold for the sake of the Left. She says this to VG in Croatia’s capital Zagreb:

“The treatment has not had any reason why the Left entered the government. As Wara said in the parliament, we have given a temporary permit, and so we have said that we will return with a better legislative anchorage in the autumn when we are done with that work. Therefore, this has taken some time, “said Solberg.

VG has been in contact with Venstre’s communications manager Steinar Haugsvær, who says that the party is not aware that this case was left for the sake of the Left.

The child representative believes the Justice Minister has misunderstood the law

Tuesday 3 July 2018

– Custody is a punishment we provide for the most serious crimes. I can not see for myself that in Norway we are going to start distributing custody to children in the early teens, “says childcare representative.

Last week, Dagbladet wrote that ten children under 15 years account for 187 crimes in the capital, according to figures from the Oslo police.

Among the offenses are rape by a child under 14 years of age, firefighting, robbery, threats with knife, helmet, car theft and violence against teacher.

Justice Minister Tor Mikkel Wara called the numbers “desperate reading”, and was aware that Oslo’s streets are not safe. He wants to use more custody of children to cope with crime.

– Whether it’s a custody or a shipment from the city; These children must be taken out of Oslo. If today’s legislation is preventing it, we should change the law, “said Wara to Dagbladet.

– Very bad signal

Acting Children’s Ombudsman Camilla Kayed strongly warns against the Minister of Justice’s proposal. Kayed reacts specifically to the use of child custody as a tool in this context.

– The Children’s Convention provides clear indications that the imprisonment of children should be the last last resort. I think talking about custody is a very unfortunate signal from Wara, says Kayed to Dagbladet.

Prime Minister Erna Solberg (H), after Wara’s surprising play, also expressed a negative opinion on the use of child custody.

Confusion about custody

“Today’s legislation also gives the child welfare authority the opportunity to place children in coercion, if this is what Wara believes in” taking children out of Oslo “, Kayed said.

She points out that the Child Welfare Act today provides the opportunity to place children in a treatment or training institution for up to twelve months without consent.

Kayed also believes that custody, which is the strictest sentence of the law, should not be used on children.

“I have to say I do not understand what Wara actually means here. Custody is a punishment we provide for the most serious crimes. I can not see for myself that in Norway we are going to start distributing custody to children in the early teens.

There is only one case where the Norwegian state has given custody to a person under the age of 18, according to the Children’s Ombudsman. It was also a person over criminal low age, not below, as Wara said.

“We are talking about children who have committed very serious offenses. Why is custody then wrong?

“What we know about being sent to an institution on duty is that it rarely helps. It’s a daunting and very short-term measure that does not address the actual problem. It seems that Tor Mikkel Wara does not understand what measures are working. There are long-term measures – family prevention, preventive work at the police – which can reduce crime among children, says Kayed.

Prevention, not custody

The acting child ombudsman shows that children who commit offenses have often been exposed to domestic violence. Therefore, this is where she will begin to solve the problem.

– These are families that need help from the children are small, helping to cope with everyday life in a good way. This way we prevent children from committing crime later in life. It’s incredibly important that the police get stable funds to carry out preventive work against the families, “she says.

City council leader Raymond Johansen (AP) told Dagbladet Thursday that he did not experience Oslo as unsafe, as Wara claimed the streets of the capital. Kayed is also aware that Oslo is a safe city.

“97 per cent of children in Oslo are law-abiding. It is very unfortunate to talk about the custody of the children, and it is equally unfortunate to say that Oslo’s streets are unsafe, says Kayed.

Chief economist: This means that we avoid interest rate fluctuations

Tuesday 3 July 2018

Never in history, interest rates globally have been as low as in the last ten years. Chief economist sees few reasons why this will change with the first. But the economists are shrinking.

Interest rates continue to rise in the United States, and Øystein Olsen announced at the monetary policy meeting earlier this month that Norges Bank is most likely to raise interest rates in September.

With rising interest rates nationally and internationally, the discussion about a potential interest rate strike on the stairs.

Chief economist at Handelsbanken, Kari Due Andresen, is one of those who believes that interest rates will continue to be low.

“We see that there are three reasons why interest rates will keep moving forward: Demographic development, low productivity growth and demand for secure investment are all pulling towards this,” says Andresen.

More elderly people

In western economies, life expectancy continues to increase and people have fewer children. This means that the average population is older than it was before.

From the ages of 25 to 60, people save their income. Towards the end of life, they spend the money they have spared between from the age of 25 to the age of 60. When the average age of the population increases, the population conserves and consumes more of their income.

– We have a good overview of the demographic development. People are on average older, and this point draws towards continued low interest rates in the future, says Andresen.

Economic growth is driven by the fact that productivity in the economy is increasing. In the west, productivity growth has been lower than it was in the period when interest rates were at a higher level than today.

Handelsbanken sees no clear signs that productivity will increase in the future. Isolated also indicates that today’s interest rate situation is the new norm, says Andresen.

Since the financial crisis, many have either placed their money in the bank or invested in fixed income securities. Interest rates on these investments are kept low due to high demand.

– Demand for secure investments at today’s level will keep interest rates low. We see no obvious causes for this to change, “says Andresen.

Chief economist: This means that we avoid interest rate fluctuations

Never in history, interest rates globally have been as low as in the last ten years. Chief economist sees few reasons why this will change with the first. But the economists are shrinking.
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In Japan, the key rate has been below 1 per cent for over two decades. The Japanese economy is an example that economic growth may be moderate despite sustained low interest rates. Photo: Toshifumi Kitamura AFP

Interest rates continue to rise in the United States, and Øystein Olsen announced at the monetary policy meeting earlier this month that Norges Bank is most likely to raise interest rates in September.

With rising interest rates nationally and internationally, the discussion about a potential interest rate strike on the stairs.

Chief economist at Handelsbanken, Kari Due Andresen, is one of those who believes that interest rates will continue to be low.

“We see that there are three reasons why interest rates will keep moving forward: Demographic development, low productivity growth and demand for secure investment are all pulling towards this,” says Andresen.

debt Concern

Since March 2016, Norges Bank has kept its key interest rate unchanged at 0.5 per cent. Handelsbanken believes that for the first time in two years we will find that the interest rate is set.

Handelsbanken believes that interest rates will be raised by 0.25 percentage points at the next monetary policy meeting in September, and that it will be raised twice in 2019. Then they believe that Norges Bank will keep the key rate unchanged.

Norwegian households have a lot of debt on average. This makes them vulnerable to excessive interest rates. Excessive interest rates can lead to a higher proportion of Norwegian wages being paid, which in turn may have a negative impact on the activity in the Norwegian economy.

Naturally, Norges Bank wishes to prevent this, thus taking into consideration the debt situation of Norwegian households in the interest rate setting.


Erik Bruce, chief analyst of Nordea, does not share Andrew’s opinion about the future

interest rate developments.

– Nordea believes in one rate increase now in September and two next year. We have not made any forecasts beyond this. We believe that a steering rate of 2.5-3 per cent is right in the long run, says Bruce.

Nordea is critical of the three reasons Handelsbanken mentions. Bruce argues in particular about the arguments behind demographic development and low productivity growth.

Sparrows who previously contributed to lower interest rates now go to retirement. One can argue that this will cause us to get less savings, as this generation will go from saving its income to tearing out saved assets.

Low productivity growth can lead to higher inflation, as the increase in money in circulation may exceed the increase in the production of goods. If inflation is too high, the central bank will respond by setting up the interest rate to reduce inflation. It may be that this point draws towards a higher interest rate, not lower, Bruce believes.

The police will not respond to the use of millions for gang crimes

Saturday 30 June 2018

The police have received 30 million extra to clean up on Holmlia, but can not answer how the money blows into the police on the ground.

In autumn last year, the Oslo police received 30 million extra in the state budget to clear up the negative developments in Holmlia and the district Søndre Nordstrand.

VG has revealed how Oslo’s biggest gang of threats have grown in the city for more than 10 years – without the police having managed to stop them.

For four weeks, the Oslo police have repeatedly received questions from VG about what the 30 million additional grant in practice will mean “on the ground” at Holmlia and in the district of Søndre Nordstrand.

They can not answer that.

Beat alarm clocks already in 2016

In December 2016, a secret intelligence report triggered an alarm that Young Bloods in the future will be the biggest gang threat in Oslo.

Since then, people associated with the gang have been behind killing and been convicted of kidnapping. In 2018, Holmlia experienced several shootings on the open street.

Only in the autumn of 2017 was the extra grant of NOK 30 million to the district. And now – halfway through 2018 – there are few extra police officers on the ground to track the money.

The police announce that the money goes to 41 positions, but can not answer how many additional people who now work at Holmlia to any one – because of the new appointments.

“When it gets so secretive, I’m afraid that the poor dialogue between the police and residents is not improving, is the message from Sarah Gaulin (Ap).

Reacts: Sarah Gaulin (Ap) is a resident of Holmlia and says she has repeatedly asked how many more police officers now actually have to be at Holmlia at all times.

Gaulin is Holmlia resident and deputy leader in the district committee in Søndre Nordstrand.

“The people at Søndre Nordstrand deserve to know what the police do with prevention. The police should say more about how the new appointments should be used, “said Gaulin

Must have 41 positions – 10 are employed

An overview of the positions that VG has received shows that only 10 of the 41 positions are obsessed today. Only three out of ten have started working.

The ten will all work preventively in Søndre Nordstrand – something the residents of Holmlia are asking for. The police do not want to clarify what the ten preventive positions, with a possible shift and turnaround scheme, actually mean by crew at Holmlia at all times.

They answer:

“With these a total of 41 positions, we will follow up on vulnerable youth and prevent recruitment into criminal environments. This will contribute to better integration and safer living environment, police inspector Gray Lene Sem writes in an email to VG.

When VG points out that it does not answer the question exactly how many things this means on Holmlia, the police only write that the money goes to the entire city.

– The staff are not locked to specific places at all times, the police respond.

Labor Party Jan Bøhler points out that there is a strong wish for Holmlia for more police present in their daily lives.

“They must be able to answer in concrete terms what it gives in increased policy power in that area when the Parliament has granted 30 million,” says Bøhler.

“When the government says it is up to the police to dispense the funds, the police must be able to answer how they dispense them, more concrete. We need to get a concrete response to how much increased police effort we get for the 30 million, the Ap Representative.

Youth crime in Oslo

Friday June 29, 2018

– Juvenile punishment does not work well enough

Erna Solberg does not guarantee that Wara gets what he wants in the fight against young criminals. Measures that get the youngsters out of work can be the key, says the prime minister.

The Oslo police are concerned about juvenile delinquency. The police are powerless to young offenders. Dagbladet said Wednesday that ten children have been reported 187 times in Oslo city center. Children under the age of 15 are responsible for rape, robbery, gross violence and serious threats, according to the police. Justice Minister of Defense, Emergency Affairs and Immigration Tor Mikkel Wara claims that “Oslo’s streets are not safe”.

He will, among other things, expand the authority of child welfare and enable them to send out youth from the city or defend them. Prime Minister Erna Solberg (H) says she has talked to Wara. She thinks that his statement is not about all the streets in general, but some areas with youths who have created insecurity.

“There are many good ideas for how to fight youth crime. Getting youngsters to do something else and getting them out of the environment can be one of the forms of reaction in the future. In what way and on what purposes we will do it, we need to spend some time to find out, “says Solberg.

– Difficult to get a summer job

Together with Trine Skei Grande (V) and Per Sandberg (Frp), she visited yesterday ‘Job Project 2018’ at Lindeberg School in Oslo. The project will provide young people with work experience. “We see that there are many fewer who announce summer jobs because there are still greater demands on competence, age, HSE and professional knowledge, also in order to have easier jobs. And it’s a huge challenge for many youngsters because they never get the chance to try, “says Skei Grande.

Rebuid Alna

For two weeks, 40 young people aged 15 to 21 will work for two weeks on behalf of the municipality of Alna. The project is under the auspices of NAV Alna and Alna district. The purpose of the project is to contribute to the well-being of the district, and to create mastery in the youth.

“It’s important to rebuild the area, but also to give our youth a springboard to work. Many do not have contacts, or struggle to get a summer job, says project manager Magali Hytten, from NAV Alna.

To become part of the project, young people have applied in the same way as any job. The application process has helped them, and out of 100 applications 40 young people got the job.

Some of them have not completed high school and lack motivation. Being a part of the work project can also help them to finish, after a taste of work, with salary.

According to Magali Hytten, it is also important to learn about common rules for working life, such as meeting up to the right time. She adds that she is very pleased with the efforts of young people so far.

“They are very good and always on. Nor are they coming too late, so I will write good testimonials on them.

New in working life

The youth have been attending a job at Ellingsrud Nursing Home and as painters at Lindeberg School. It’s educational, says Hajira Khan, 15, who has never had a summer job before.

– It goes really well. What’s best is that we have fun and work at the same time. We can both gain experience in life and see what it’s like to be working, says Hajira.

Crime among children

Thursday 28 June 2018

He wants more custody and adjust the power of attorney to the Child Welfare.

– Oslo’s streets are not safe

Tor Mikkel Wara will expand the authority of the Child Welfare to curb crime among children. Children under 15 years commit very serious offenses in Oslo city center.

Justice Minister Tor Mikkel Wara (Frp) is upset by the numbers of crimes among some children Dagbladet presents to him.

– This is a very desperate reading. I understand people are getting pissed, he says.


Criminal age in Norway is 15 years and Wara says it is not appropriate to lower this per today. Thus, there is little he, as a minister of justice, can do. Responsibility lies with the Child Welfare, according to Wara. It is the Children’s Act, not the Penal Code, which is the relevant legislation in these cases.

The Frp is nevertheless doing everything in its power to assist.

“What we as politicians can do is to ensure that the Child Welfare has all the legal measures and means they need,” Wara said.

The Minister of Justice specifically mentions two instruments that he wants to ensure that the child welfare has: custody and the opportunity to act without the consent of parents. According to Wara, it is obvious that society must be sheltered from children who commit many and serious offenses.

– Whether it’s a custody or a shipment out of the city; These children must be taken out of Oslo. If today’s legislation is preventing it, we should change the law. Obviously there are childcare reviews here, and they do not know me, but I think the goal is to get these criminal children out of circulation in Oslo.

“Oslo is not safe

Because young people under the age of 15 can not be punished, relationship building and involvement of parents are some of the measures taken by the police. The Justice Minister is aware that this is not always enough.

– Are Oslo’s streets safe today? Wara?

“No, obviously not,” said the Minister of Justice.

Last Friday, Wara had met Child and Equality Minister Linda Hofstad Helleland (H) and the police at Stovner, a district in Oslo. The state councils were then informed about challenges related to young people and young people recruited to crime in Oslo.

– Out of Oslo

The state councils and the police also discussed preventive measures for children, young people and families.

“Custody is a drastic tool, and you are talking about children here?

– Yes, and therefore, it is the child welfare service that will receive the legal measures and the means they need to take the children out of Oslo without the parents consent.

– But Child Welfare will act for the best of children?

“I think it’s absolutely best for the kids to prevent a criminal runway. We may have to change the law so that the child welfare authority gets the powers they need, both to take custody and to take action without the consent of parents, Wara answers.

Oslo rector turns the alarm: – Ability not to help the families

Children who have already committed serious or repeated crime can now be forced to child welfare institutions. The child welfare service may also impose various forms of relief and control measures.

– A serious procedure

The child welfare service has told the newspaper Dagbladet that they find that even with placements away from the institution’s environment for a year, the young people quickly return to the same gang when they return to Oslo.

“It is a serious effort to place a youth at the institution on duty, and it only happens in cases where it is absolutely necessary. Placement at an institution in the welfare office should not be based on society’s need for protection, but according to the youth’s need for treatment, says Eira Nybø, child welfare leader in Old Oslo, a district in Oslo with many criminals under 15.

Helleland promises more measures

The Minister for Children and Equality Linda Hofstad Helleland (H) also expressed concern about the development of young criminals. She has asked the directorate to make recommendations for measures or changes that may be relevant.

“The most important thing is good prevention. Therefore, we are soon setting up our own parental support strategy and will be able to provide child welfare better with early childhood and family help, “said Helleland to Dagbladet.

– Is increased use of child custody something you support, as Wara opens?

– The child welfare service will first and foremost provide the individual child with the necessary care and care. Custody is a criminal act and may be assessed by the Ministry of Justice. But we want to cooperate with the Ministry of Justice on good measures to prevent children from committing an offense, “says Helleland.

Labor Party(Ap) will forbid unvaccinatinated children to travel

Monday, June 25, 2018

The Labor Party wants the government to investigate travel ban for disease-induced countries for families where the children have not taken the MMR vaccine.

– Protecting from illness is something children are entitled to under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. That consideration must go before the parents’ view of vaccination, “says Oslo’s health agency, Tone Tellevik Dahl (Ap), to Dagbladet.

The party also proposes to allow municipalities who wish to introduce a mandatory vaccination notice for children under the age of 16, and Dahl believes Oslo should be the first municipality.

State Secretary Line Miriam Sandberg (Frp) in the Ministry of Health and Care Services believes there is no reason to change today’s order.
– Local prohibition will have no effect. If someone does not want to vaccinate the children, they can only move.

She also believes that a departure ban is drastic and that it will be difficult to lift, partly due to inter-landings.

All Norwegian children receive an MMR vaccine, which protects against measles, red dogs and other illnesses. The MMR vaccine is normally given at the age of 15 months and is repeated in the 6th grade at primary school.

Figures from the National Institute of Public Health show that 96 per cent of the two-year-olds in Oslo have been vaccinated against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, poliomyelitis, HiB infection and measles. In addition, the figures show that 97 per cent of 16 year-olds received one dose of the MMR vaccine, while 92 per cent had received both doses.

Kai-Wiggo has neither a passport nor a driver’s license. Now he does not know if he is allowed to move to a residential home

Sunday, June 24, 2018

The retired Kai-Wiggo Elnes (75) from Rjukan looked forward. He had been given a sheltered care home he would move in just three kilometers from the house where he now lives in the small town.

It turned out to be easier said than done, writes Rjukan Arbeiderblad.

“Before we just went up to the Population Register and said we should move. It was done in five minutes. Today it is much more difficult, says Elnes to Dagbladet.

– What do I do now?

The 75-year-old, who did not have a computer, went to the service center in the municipality where he received the telephone number of the Tax Administration. They sent him a migration form to fill in.

“When I turned the form, it says I have to attach a valid ID. Driver’s license and passport I do not have and the bank card was not approved.

On the form it is black on white that he must have an ID with a picture.

He traveled to the police house, but nobody could help him. The pass machine was sent to Notodden, an hour’s drive away. Kai Wiggo usually runs around in a small handicap car, not the fastest wayfarer.

“Then I say to myself,” What am I doing now? “I tried to call Notodden to get a pass, but it was difficult to get through. It’s queue just to get hold of them.

– It’s getting stupid

“If I had to go to Notodden, my uncle would have been there to prove that I am myself, because I do not have a photo ID. It’s getting too stupid for me. It is bureaucracy at its worst. I was so annoyed. That’s why I went to the local newspaper with the case, “he told Dagbladet.

As it seems now, it helped the retiree to go to the newspaper. The day after the matter was out, parliamentary politician Bård Hoksrud (Frp) engaged.

– And he’s just going to move here on Rjukan? No, this is too stifbenint, Hoksrud said to Rjukan Arbeiderblad, declaring that he should take the matter further.
Hope for solution

Hoksrud therefore quickly contacted the Ministry of Finance.

“It’s an important issue. There are many older people who are keen to do things right, he says to Dagbladet.

It also believes Elne himself.

“The worst thing is that it’s not just me. I have talked to people on the city and many have been in the same situation, “said the 75-year-old.

Eight days after moving to the care home, he must have submitted a migration report form.

“I am moving now and will be in place by 1 July in the care home. Now I’m just going to submit a form and hope that’s going well, he says.

– Refugee in their own country

After Hoksrud was in contact with the Ministry of Finance, they found a possible solution to the problem. He may use a bank card as a valid ID – if he removes the sensitive information.

“What must come from is picture and social security number,” says Hoksrud to Dagbladet.

The 75 year old appreciates Hoksrud’s commitment, but says he has no picture on the bank card. Elnes is fed up with the fact that technology manages almost everything in today’s society.

– Everything was easier without data. The worst thing is that the population register must be sent to you in Tønsberg. You could take care of Rjukan before. Now you have to go to Notodden. Those who work must take a full day off. I do not have a car or certificate, so depend on people to drive me. Money also costs it. Petrol and diesel are expensive.

“To say that, I’m a refugee in my own country,” he says.

The Electrocompany has found investors: operations continue

Friday, June 22, 2018

On Wednesday, I announced that the traditional Norwegian hifi manufacturer Electrocompaniet had declared bankruptcy.

Then, Fredrik Bie told the law firm Hammervold Pind that the company owed the bank a loss of NOK 32 million, but that it worked to find a solution that made it possible to move on.


They have apparently found that solution now. The Electrocompany announces in a press release that a group of investors led by the company’s board member Roy Gausaker has bought the estate and that the operation will resume as of Monday 25 June.

Investor Group is in the process of restructuring the company’s debt, and also adds fresh capital, according to the press release.

Former CEO Mikal Dreggevik turns over to become manager of business development, while Øyvind Lundbakk, who has been Product Manager in Altibox until now, takes over as CEO.

In a Facebook message, the company writes that they “feel relaxed” that there will be no change for the customers and that those with fresh money on board are ready to take over the world.

Hamar municipality receives compulsory school did not take measures for pupil

Monday, June 18, 2018

The municipality of Hamar is obliged to pay 100,000 kroner to the county governor after a school has not implemented measures to improve the working environment of a school student.

The compulsory fine is one of the first in the country after the change in section 9a on the psychosocial environment of the students came into force last year.

“This is the first time our county governor’s office is making a compulsion after this amendment. Nor is I aware that others have done it earlier, says Anne Cathrine Holth, Director of Education at the County Governor of Hedmark, to VG.

The sharpening of the legislation was one of the results after the government and the Parliment went through the authorities’ measures against bullying and – for a better student environment at school.

Did not secure the student’s right

The county governor in Hedmark concluded just before Christmas last year that the school in question did not do what could reasonably be expected to ensure the student’s right to a safe and good school environment.

According to the decision, compulsory fraud was notified as an instrument on 13 February this year if certain measures were not implemented within the deadlines set.

The notification of forced compulsion was repeated after a meeting a month later – March 15, as a result of information that the measure was not implemented by the current school.

Nor was a deadline for the implementation of the measure to be met, according to the County Governor’s decision on compulsion.

The decision can not be appealed, according to the Education Act section 9A-12.

It is after that VG does not understand a pronounced mob case that has caused the forced compulsion. But more of a matter of adaptation, custom training, well-being and security for a single-television.

Sorry that the student was not taken care of

Education Director Anne Cathrine Holth of the County Governor of Hedmark will, for the sake of the students, not go into detail about how the Hamar School has failed in the organization of the student at the current school.

Knowledge manager Dordy Wilson in Hamar municipality says they take the case seriously and regret that the student has not been well taken care of.

“We will do our best to give the student a safe and good school day. We now have an activity plan that the county governor has approved, and we are working specifically on this, “Wilson told VG

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