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MOTORING MERCEDES BENZ E63 AMG

MOVIES THE BOURNE LEGACY

TRAVEL MACHU PICCHU

MUSIC LATEST RELEASES

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WELCOME Welcome to the latest edition of the Beasrden & Milngavie Directory and what a summer we have had or shall I rephrase that - not had! With little sunshine in April and May and then the torrential rain and to top it off its back to school! Don’t know about you but we are feeling slightly put out! If you are looking for a late getaway and some guaranteed sunshine we have a lovely apartment for rent in Portugal advertising on page 57. Also in this issue we have Dobbies advertising their fresh produce from their Farm Foodhall for all you foodies out there. We try to ensure with each issue of the Bearsden & Milngavie Directory is full of interesting and varied articles for you to enjoy, if you have any feedback or suggestions for us we would be delighted to hear from you also if you have any events in the area that you would like to promote please do get in contact.

Until the next issue!

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CONTENTS USEFUL PHONE NUMBERS

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MUSIC REVIEW

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CINEMA: THE BOURNE LEGACY

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TRAVEL: MACHU PICCHU

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LIVING: LIKE CHALK AND CHEESE

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INTERIORS: WET ROOMS

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HEALTH: POSITIVE PARENTING

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BEAUTY: HOME VS HIGH STREET

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MOTORS: MERCEDES BENZ E63 AMG

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GARDENING: THE EVIL WEEVIL

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TECH GUIDE: HIGH TECH TV

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RECIPE: LAMB & AUBERGINE CURRY

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BOOKS: SAVED BY THE BELL

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PUZZLES: SUDOKU CROSSWORD

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MUSIC NEW RELEASES

Alanis Morissette - Havoc and Bright Lights The seventh studio album, Havoc and Bright Lights, couldn't be more thematically different than 2008's brooding, techno-kissed Flavors of Entanglement, which dealt with the emotional fallout from the dissolution of her engagement with actor Ryan Reynolds. The 12 songs on Bright Lights bristle with the explosive choruses and unguarded intimacy that have become Morissette's stock in trade since her 1995 debut. Now 38, she is a married mother with quietly touching songs pondering the troubles and joys of maturity, domesticity and stardom, but she can still do anguished fury. The new song ‘Woman Down’ offers out internet "haters". ‘You Oughta Know’ still sounds so demented that you can almost hear the hiss of bunnies boiling as the audience bellow the infamous line: "Is she perverted like me? But she sings them with a grin.

Green Day - ¡Uno!, ¡Dos!, and ¡Tré! ¡Uno!, ¡Dos!, and ¡Tré! will be released in three stages, with the first album '¡Uno!' coming out on September 24. The second LP '¡Dos!' comes out on November 12 and '¡Tré!' on January 14, 2013. All of the albums are available to pre-order now from the band's website. The series is the follow-up to Green Day's 2009 studio album '21st Century Breakdown' and signals a move away from the band's spell of producing concept-driven records. To coincide with the albums' release, the band will release two documentaries. One is being made by Tim Lynch, a producer of the band's recent DVD Green Day: Bullet In A Bible and Tim Wheeler, a co-producer and editor of The White Stripes Under Great White Northern Lights and will focus on the making of the band's upcoming three albums. A second documentary is being created from vintage footage from the band's pre-'Dookie' days..

The Vaccines - Come Of Age Follows their platinum selling, Brit nominated and NME award winning debut, ‘What Did You Expect’. Drawing inevitable comparisions with the Ramones, The Strokes and more recently Arcade Fire, the West London lads have created a slice of down and dirty pop rock that has been claimed by fans and critics alike. A legendary early gig at The Flowerpot in London led to hundreds of fans being turned away and cemented their reputation as an exhilarating live band, tipped to launch a new era of guitar music. With their new album due out early October, now is the time to see this band ‘Come of Age’.

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caused by bacteria from the mouth digesting sugar from food in your diet and producing acid. It’s the acid that starts to destroy the enamel of your teeth.

Good Oral Hygiene is essential to prevent dental problems such as gum disease and tooth decay. Dental plaque consists of bacteria and saliva present in the oral cavity. Within 24 hours it appears as a soft whitish deposit that forms on the surface of the teeth. Calculus sometimes referred to as tartar is hardened calcified plaque. It attaches firmly to the teeth and can only be removed by a dentist or dental hygienist who use special instruments.

To help prevent tooth decay you should eat a well balanced diet and limit the amount of sugary foods and drinks that you have. If you are at risk of dental decay or have a heavily restored mouth your dentist or hygienist may recommend that you use an alcohol free fluoride tooth paste such as Braun Oral B. We also recommend that a fluoride tooth paste is used.

Gum disease means inflammation of the tissues that surround the teeth. Most cases of gum disease are plaque related. There are two types of gum disease: Gingivitis is the mildest form of gum disease. It causes the gums to become red, swollen and bleed easily. Periodontitis occurs if gingivitis becomes worse and progresses to destroy the surrounding tissue of the teeth such as the bone that holds the teeth in place. Tooth decay is when holes form in your teeth. This is

At Chartwell Dental Care we understand that it is important to specifically tailor and monitor each of our individual patient requirements. Our dentists and hygienists are only too happy to discuss these with you at your regular hygienist or examination appointments. We are also fully aware that due to the pressure of a busy lifestyle it is not always possible to follow dental advice to the letter and our team of dental professionals will offer ongoing support and assistance. if you would like to become a patient, please contact 0141 942 6523 or visit www.chartwelldental.com for more info.

We are currently welcoming new Denplan and Independent Patients We also provide private standard treatment to our patient’s children under the NHS until they finish higher education PREVENTATIVE & COSMETIC DENTISTRY IMPLANTS & FACIAL AESTHETICS

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Calling All Food Lovers! It's harvest time at Dobbies' Farm Foodhall which is brimming with delicious seasonal autumn produce from local suppliers who share Dobbies' passion for locally sourced, naturally good food. Dobbies have been experts in gardening since 1865 and you'll find the same level of expertise in its Farm Foodhall at Milngavie. Dobbies Farm Foodhall continues its commitment to the quality, provenance and the pleasure of truly excellent eating. The Farm Foodhall offers a gourmet heaven for foodies who can browse the aisles at their leisure to discover a refreshing and vibrant menu of ideas, from the seasonal to the original and the stylish. Milngavie Farm Foodhall brings the best of nature with a mouth-watering selection of the freshest, local produce and delicatessen delights. Local family butcher Dobbies local family-run butchers produces quality home-made pies, black pudding, haggis, sausages and ready meals as well as premium cuts of meat, fresh from local farms. For those after something more exotic there is a great selection of international meats including Chorizo, Italian Sausage and French-trimmed rib roast and French-trimmed leg of lamb or pork. Freshly made in store… The smell of freshly baked bread will hit you as soon as you enter the front door, with Dobbies' inhouse master baker producing high quality goods

on a daily basis. Treat yourself to some freshly baked cakes, pastries or artisan breads baked on the premises. Seasonal produce, sourced locally… By partnering with nearby fruit and vegetable growers, wherever possible, Dobbies aims to bring foodies the best in field, in store, just hours after each new harvest. There's a great selection of fresh produce including field-fresh potatoes, leeks, turnips, radishes and onions, or pick from locally-grown fruits including raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, cranberries and currants. Local and continental tastes… Food-lovers can visit the delicatessen and savour hand-made farmhouse cheeses crafted just a few miles from store or choose from brie, mozzarella and other continental cheese board favourites. The delicatessen also stocks a range of cured meats, stuffed olives and pates. Little Extras.... As well as the Farm Foodhall's key speciality areas, Dobbies has a great selection of favourite local products including luxury ice-creams, homemade biscuits, sweets, condiments and crisps as well as selection of oil olives and vinegars including; chocolate oil and balsamic and strawberry vinegar! And to top it off with a tipple, the Milngavie Farm Foodhall has a speciality wine shop stocking quality beers, liqueurs, spirits and fine wines.

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AT THE CINEMA THE BOURNE LEGACY

One of the most successful action-espionage series in modern cinema history unleashes its fourth instalment this month. As per usual, things can't be taken at face value, especially considering the eponymous covert operative may, or may not, have made a re-appearance. The Bourne Legacy is the latest in a franchise that turned Matt Damon from average decent actor to full on hero, albeit a confused one. The earlier Bourne films, (Identity, Supremacy, and Ultimatum), saw him embark on a mission to find out who he is, or was, and fight back against the dastardly government agency that made him this way. A sleeper cell engineered to be activated and deactivated for field operations, he didn't remember anything (except how to protect himself, of course), but by the end of the third movie we all knew about the scheming U.S. intelligence suits responsible. If you haven't seen the films we won't divulge any more, as it's a twist-fuelled saga, and if you have everything alluded to above will be familiar already. In contrast this new adventure doesn't focus on Damon's Jason Bourne, instead we have a new covert operative. Aaron Cross stars as Jeremy Renner, who finds himself in a similar situation to the previous protagonist. Unbeknownst to him, at least in the opening scenes, is the

fact he's one of a number of shadows stationed in various locations across the world, each of which can be 'turned on' or 'off' at the say so of the agency in order to do its bidding. This new recruit is still familiarising himself with the scenario when we learn that Jason Bourne, now a renegade agent, has re-emerged in Manhattan. A manhunt begins, but things get out of hand, meaning the entire programme, which turns everyday people into hidden killers, may have to be shut down. To clarify that means everyone working on it needs to be removed from the picture, permanently. Cue double-crossings, missing persons, and plenty of suspicion. alongside Cross, who makes his big screen debut here (and carries things off impressively), more notable faces such as Edward Norton, Rachel Weisz, Scott Glenn, and, interestingly, British star Paddy Considine also make appearances. Unsurprisingly, with such an ensemble, the performances are up to scratch for the most part, ensuring it doesn't take too long before we're back, re-immersed in a devilishly compelling world of global plots and controversial cover ups. As before, to reveal much more would begin unravelling the myriad of surprises in store, so all that really remains to be said is we'd certainly suggest catching this one on the big screen.

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TRAVEL MACHU PICCHU - LOST CITY OF THE INCAS

Led by a local lad, American explorer Hiram Bingham first set eyes on Machu Picchu in 1911, an exhilarating moment still shared today by the daily quota of 21st century visitors. Some arrive on foot on the old Inca trail, others by special bus from the valley but all are equally awestruck when the city is finally revealed in its splendid isolation. At over 8000 feet, high above the roaring Urubamba river, Machu Picchu sits on a saddle in jungle-clad mountains, enclosed by cliffs plunging 1500 feet into a

precipitous gorge and in the distance, the glistening ridges and glaciers of the High Andes. The city was built in the 15th century, most likely for Pachacutec, the greatest of all Inca emperors, but mysteriously abandoned within a hundred years. Fortunately the Spanish invaders never discovered it and framed by its green iconic peaks, it was preserved, now a UNESCO site for posterity. It’s a steep climb up Huayna, the main peak, but even if you don’t reach the top, the view is stunning, mountains rising all around and the lost city spreading at your feet, outlined like an Andean condor.

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Imagine over 100 flights of steps, a festival square, farming terraces cut into the slopes, irrigated by sacred springs, and 140 Inca buildings with dry stone walls, rounded corners and tapering frames designed to withstand earthquakes. There were royal and sacred grounds and residential quarters, home to potters, stone masons and weavers. All worked for the nobility and their priests in exchange for protection in this world and the next. The sun is blisteringly hot, the path rough and the steps high but wandering through the maze of alleyways is full of wonders; here the watchman’s hut at the highest point, there the sacred stone, shaped like the mountain behind it to draw positive energy, the Temple of the Condor where rocks are carved like the bird in full flight or the House of the Mortars where small basins were filled with water to catch the stars. You can explore the ruins of the Royal Palace, protected by a 30 tonne door, the Princess House, the Main Temple with a small stone chiselled with 32 angles (though no one knows why) and the Temple of the Three Windows symbolising the three worlds of Andean cosmology. The Incas worshipped many gods - mountains, lightning, rainbow, earth, moon - but most important to them was the Sun God, at the heart of farming cycles and religious rituals. The Temple of the Sun has a semi-circular tower where on the solstice, the first rays of the sun are in perfect alignment with the altar. It’s no wonder Machu Picchu has a special aura in the early morning when there’s time to sit and stare and only the dawn chorus disturbs the peace. It’s bitterly cold, crowds are few and as the peaks slowly creep out of the shadows, the ritual stone of Intihuatana begins to glow, marking the spot where on the shortest day of the year, the Incas would ‘tie up the sun’ for fear it may not come back. Llamas graze by the gate, orchids shed the morning dew and you can almost see the Virgins of the Sun shuffling along the old Inca walls.

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LIVING LIKE CHALK AND CHEESE

There are certain wines and foods that delight the taste buds when mixed. Wine seeks relationships with the finer ingredients in life, yet many have a tough time making a sound partnership with cheese. In fact, some cheeses can make a good red wine dull and lifeless.

coat the palate with a layer of soluble fat, masking tastes. Even if you are drinking an excellent red, you will loose some of its flavour. Team soft, creamy cheeses with extra-dry champagne and the effervescence will clean the fats from the palate.

If you love to end a special meal with a cheese platter, balance the flavours of your wines and cheeses carefully. The stronger the cheese, the more intense its partner should be. But remember that balance isn't about matching like with like, it can be as different as chalk and cheese.

Pungent cheeses and reds If you must be awkward and insist on red with your cheese platter, choose a concentrated, rich red such as Amarone della Valpolicella. This Italian dry red is made from air-dried grapes and can stand up to the most pungent cheeses including ParmigianoReggiano and Pecorino. A cheaper alternative is Ripasso di Valpolicella made in the same region.

Soft touch Soft, creamy cheeses such as brie and camembert

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Port and cheese A perfect partner at any restaurant or at a dinner party is port and creamy blue cheese. A nonvintage port is a perfect partner for creamy stilton, while vintage port pairs beautifully with feisty cheeses such as gorgonzola. Epcurious.com wine expert Anthony Dias Blue says, "Port has an element known as rancio - a desirable, rich, oxidised quality, which meshes reliably with the luxurious flavours of such mould-laced cheeses.” Sweet whites for cheese When serving a sumptuous cheese platter at a dinner party, remove the reds and opt for a fruity, vibrant white to complement your range of cheese. Sweet, spicy and fruity German wines such as gewürztraminers and rieslings are good all-rounders. For blue-veined cheeses, choose a sweet dessert wine. These will also work well if you are also serving desserts at the table.

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INTERIORS WET ROOMS They’re hip, they’re hot and they’re wet, wet, wet and no, we’re not talking about an Eighties pop band, but the aspirational trend for bathrooms. Katherine Sorrell looks at what you need to know before installing a wet room or walk-in shower. Just what is a wet room anyway? In a conventional wet room, the whole bathroom is, potentially, the shower area. There’s no step up into the shower cubicle in fact, there’s no shower cubicle; instead, the room is tanked (treated to make it completely waterproof) and given a floor drain and a decent-sized shower head. Add a conventional loo and basin, and bingo, you have a wet room. Why would I want one? Wet rooms done well are stylish, contemporary and seen as the last word in luxury, and some say they add value to a property - though it must be added that this seems to apply mainly to high-end, urban homes rather than your average suburban semi or country cottage. If you enjoy an indulgent shower then a wet room gives you an unparalleled sense of freedom and space (you can even design it so you have a view); and if your bathroom is on the small side then removing the bath will give you loads more room. Wet rooms should be easier to keep clean, too no fiddling around the screen or tray, just a mop over as necessary, which is especially easy if you fit a wall-mounted basin and WC. Finally, wet rooms can be better for older people or anyone with impaired mobility, as there’s no step up into the shower to negotiate. What can go wrong? It’s not advisable to convert your only bathroom into a wet room - potential buyers tend to want at least one bath and, what’s more, you do need access to a dry loo

and basin, especially if there’s more than one of you in the household. In a family bathroom a wet floor may create problems for small children. As with all home improvements, adding an inappropriately over-the-top wet room to an otherwise ordinary house is not a good idea. Without good ventilation a wet room can all too quickly become musty and mouldy. And, last but by no means least, there’s every wet room owner’s nightmare a failure in the tanking resulting in leaks and damp patches. Can I have a wet-room without the potential problems? Absolutely. You can create a walk-in shower, which is larger than usual, at floor level for ease of access, and just as streamlined and chic. The advantage is that it has its own below-floor drainage area and is enclosed by a good-looking glass panel: thus the water is contained in one area (so no soaked loo roll), and the room won’t need such extensive preparation with regard to drainage and tanking. The risk of leaks is reduced - though there are no guarantees. The disadvantage is that a walk-in will take up more space than a standard shower cubicle.

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What are the technicalities? Wet rooms are often recommended for ground floors and basements, where the sub-floor is more likely to be solid. In a first-floor installation it’s more tricky. You may need to strengthen joists in order to bear the load of heavy stone tiles; you’ll certainly need to ensure that the floor is stable, as wooden joists that flex could create cracks in tiles or waterproofing. In all cases you need to create a suitable drainage slope, either with a ‘former’ and suitable levelling compound, or a pre-formed tray set into the floor. To accommodate waste fittings, you may need to raise the entire floor level of the room, which could mean having to re-size the doorway. Really good tanking is vital. It may be in the form of impermeable sheeting or a trowelled-on sealant, and should be applied to the entire floor of the wet room or walk-in, the walls that are likely to become wet, and extend beyond by 50cm each side. Another option for walls is to use prefabricated water-resistant boarding. In both cases it is necessary to seal vulnerable areas (corner joints and pipework penetrations) using a special sealing strip. Then there’s your water supply. If

you have low water pressure or a small tank, for example, you may need to fit a bigger tank or add a pump. Finally, ventilation. Fit a really good extractor fan, following building regulations religiously (ask advice from your local planning authority), and avoid condensation by also having some form of heating in the room, whether underfloor or radiators. By Catherine Sorrell

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HEALTH POSITIVE PARENTING

Positive parenting helps your child to feel secure and loved David Cameron's recent launch of vouchers for parenting classes has highlighted how difficult it can be to parent well. There can often be situations - such as your young child screaming in a heap on the supermarket floor - when you feel that you have no control over their behaviour, but giving in to their demands doesn't seem to improve things. However, dealing positively with bad behaviour in a calm, consistent way will help your child as they test you and push the boundaries. Praising good behaviour You're probably aware of how often you tell your child off, but are you aware of how often you praise them? Parental praise is a big motivator for young children - it makes them feel happy, loved and secure and will raise their self-esteem. Little things like telling them they brushed their teeth really well, or put away their toys without being asked, are all positive affirmations which make them realise you are noticing them. Keeping positive When your child is misbehaving it can sometimes feel easier to give in to their demands for peace and quiet rather than stick to your guns. But every time you change your mind, you are telling your child that if they are persistent enough they will eventually win. Stay calm and before you say 'no', give yourself a few seconds to think your way round the situation that is positive for both of you. For instance, if your child starts playing up in a shop, say that if they behave now, you will do something fun later, or give them a treat. To advertise call Scott or Natalie on 0141 945 4210 or email: info@sbdirectory.co.uk


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If they carry on misbehaving, warn them of the consequence and if it continues, take calm action, for instance taking away a privilege. For small children, any consequence must happen within a couple of hours to be effective (for instance, missing a TV programme) as otherwise they won't remember what it was related to. Be consistent: if they play up in the supermarket every time, make sure there is always a consequence. Tackling trigger points There are often certain points in the day which can cause problems - and if you are aware of these in advance, it will be much easier to deal with them. Going out: If you know your child needs time to adjust after a nap or likes to choose their own clothes before going to nursery, make sure you factor in enough time. If they are indecisive, give a choice of two things and ask which one they would prefer.

Meal times: Again, make sure your child has plenty of time to eat a meal and is not rushed. If they're given foods they don't like, offer an incentive to at least try it - and praise them when they do. Use this time to bond by sitting and chatting about their day. Bedtimes: Bath and bedtime is a lovely part of the day, but can sometimes be fraught. Chat about your child's day and praise their good behaviour. Star charts for going to bed without a fight work well - with a small treat every few days for doing well. Don't leave it a whole week as this is too long for young children. The more positive interaction you have with your child, not only praising, but giving them firm boundaries for behaviour, really will help you to form a close, positive relationship.

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AUDITECHNIKCENTRE Tired of main dealer prices? Are you looking for alternative garage services at affordable prices? Audi Technik is a local independent full service and repair facility specialising in Audi, Volkswagen, Seat & Skoda. Based in Bishopbriggs, Audi Technik Centre is a garage you can trust were all makes and models are welcome. Owner William Connolly is a fully trained Audi master technician with over 20 years experience within the VW group of vehicles, so you can be confident that both you and your vehicle are in safe hands. They undertake all types of work, from servicing, replacing timing belts to full engine diagnostics with all service books stamped to validate warranties. Your car will also have its electronic management system checked and service interval light reset. Owner William tells us “We only use genuine parts and as a VW group specialist garage, we give all of our customers the highest quality service, regardless of whether you have an old or new vehicle”. Did you know that servicing and maintaining your car at Audi Technik Centre does not affect your

Your best alternative to the dealer manufacturer’s warranty? In October 2003, European Legislation came into force allowing motorists to use any garage of their choice to service their cars without invalidating the manufacturer’s warranty. This basically means you are free to benefit from the competitive pricing and individual service offered by your local independent garage. Fault Finding & Diagnosis: The garage have fault finding and diagnosis service which is dedicated to vehicles from the Volkswagen & Audi Group (VAG) range, using the latest diagnostics equipment including the VAS 5052, the official VW & Audi system to assist us in trouble shooting your problem. The VAS system is connected to VW Audi in Germany which gives them access to their vast technical resource library with everything from wiring diagrams to key codes. Choosing Audi Technik Centre gives you the reassurance and peace of mind that your car is professionally maintained by a qualified technician in a reliable independent garage at a competitive price. A new car sales division is now available on site selling a wide range of makes and models to suit everyone.

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Looking for incredible cuts, gorgeous colour, superb service and uncompromising standards in hairdressing? Julie Fell Mobile Hairdresser offers quality and delivers excellence. Julie is a highly trained professional mobile hairdresser covering Bearsden, Milngavie and surrounding areas. Julie has over 10 years experience and comes highly trained by Rita Rusk International, and has undertaken latest courses by Toni & Guy and Vidal Sassoon. She also has diplomas and specialises in advanced cutting and colouring techniques keeping up with the latest trends and fashions. Having previously owned a salon and guest house in Milngavie before moving to Spain for a few years, where she owned a successful International salon, she came back to the area and soon realised there was noone offering such a unique designer service on a mobile basis and started trading. In next to no time, she has acquired clients and numbers continue to grow as the public realise they can

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Prepare your child for a lifetime of success with Kumon Kumon is the country's leading supplementary education provider, with over four million students worldwide and a record of excellence in maths and English. Whatever your child's age or ability, Kumon can help them to excel academically, develop their capacity for learning independently and boost their confidence in all areas of life.

challenging the student to learn for themselves. The essence of this support is guidance rather than explanation; helping students to apply what they have already learned to solve work they have never seen before. It is through this ongoing experience that the seeds of self-confidence are sown and children feel able to discover and succeed by themselves.

Kumon's unique method of learning focuses on each child as an individual, providing them with transferable study skills and ensuring they progress at a level that is right for them. Students attend their local Bearsden and Milngavie Kumon Centres once or twice a week for around half an hour and have daily worksheets to complete at home.

Kumon focuses on long-term learning and achievement rather than just exam preparation or catching up with schoolwork. As well as building speed and accuracy, Kumon's maths and English programmes develop abilities such as concentration and independent learning, time management and problem solving: abilities which will prepare students for the future. Not only are maths and English key to academic success, but the study skills and self-learning abilities they gain through the Kumon programmes will stand them in good stead for adult life, as well as for the pressures of homework, coursework and timed exams. Through working at their own pace over a period of time, children are given the self-assurance to reach their potential both at school and beyond.

Before enrolling, your child will benefit from a Free Assessment. This will determine where on the programmes they will begin and will ensure that your child's Kumon study is individualised to their needs from the outset. As each child is unique, this individualization maximizes the effectiveness of their study and increases their chance of success. Once enrolled, your child will start on the programmes at a level they are comfortable with, consolidating familiar topics before moving on to something new. Once they have filled in any gaps and mastered the topic, the Instructor will set new and eventually unfamiliar work,

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BEAUTY HOME VS HIGH STREET We all love to try the latest beauty products and if you believe what you read on the packaging, you’ll wonder how you’ve ever lived without them. There’s no doubt there are some great products out there that go a long way in making our hair shiny, keeping our skin moisturised and fighting off lines and wrinkles, and there’s certainly no doubt that we fork out a lot of money for them. If you venture away from the High Street and look for a more ‘homemade’ approach to beauty, you’ll find cheap and surprisingly effective natural solutions that don’t rely on fancy packaging and big promises. Instead, they inspire you to start reaching into your kitchen cupboard rather than your bathroom cabinet whenever you fancy a beauty treat. There’s no need to give up on your favourite products, but trying out some homemade hair, skin and body treats from time to time can leave you looking and feeling great and help with the budget too. Because they’re all created with completely natural ingredients, homemade face-masks, scrubs and treatments make use of what nature has to offer and what’s more, they smell good enough to eat. Try out our selection of the best. Fresh Faced - Peach and Honey Face-mask Reap the rewards of this totally nourishing and revitalising natural face-mask that smells good enough to eat. You’ll need: 1 peach, 3 teaspoons of honey, 2 tablespoons of natural yoghurt. It’s really easy to create the mask, simply skin the peach and mash the flesh with the honey and add the natural yoghurt. Work the ingredients in to a smooth paste and apply to a cleansed face and neck. Sit back and relax for 10 minutes, then rinse off with warm water. Your skin should be left feeling soft, supple and nourished.

soothing and softening effect on both the scalp and lengths of hair. You’ll need: A cup of coconut oil Massage the oil into the hair, paying particular attention to damaged lengths and ends. Apply sparingly to the scalp - or not at all if your hair is in fairly good condition. Wrap the hair in clingfilm and cover with a warm towel for maximum conditioning benefit - the heat opens the hair shaft and allows the oil to penetrate. Wash out with shampoo and condition as normal. Glowing Skin - The Ultimate Homemade Exfoliator for the Body You'll need: Sea salt, Almond oil, Grapefruit Known for its deep cleansing and therapeutic properties, sea salt is an essential part of this naturally nourishing scrub. Mix it together with grated grapefruit peel - to stimulate circulation - and finish with almond oil that’s rich in essential fatty acids and the antioxidant vitamin E. After soaking in a warm bath, dry off and apply the mixture to the skin. Thoroughly exfoliate, paying attention to the areas that need it most. Rinse off and moisturise. Soften Up - Exfoliating and Moisturising Hand Treatment You’ll need: 1 ounce of ground almonds, 1 teaspoon of clear honey, 2 teaspoons of walnut or sunflower oil, 1 teaspoon lemon juice, A pair of moisturising mitts Combine all of the ingredients together to form a thick paste. Generously apply all over the hands and put on some mitts. Leave for a few minutes, then rinse off. Hands should be left feeling soft and smooth.

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KAYS Garage & MOT Centre Generations of history in Bearsden In 1936 my grandfather, Robert Simpson Kay, started his own business on Drymen Road servicing and repairing cars in the Bearsden and Milngavie area. The business prospered but was put on hold throughout World War II while Robert went to work for Rolls Royce, contributing to the War effort by making and repairing aero-engines for fighter plane / bombers. After the War was over it was back to business as usual and time for the next generation of Kays to enter into the family trade.

premises have also proven to be ideal for the garage’s expansion into modern day mechanical practices such as diagnostics & fixed price servicing. Vehicle Servicing We can service almost any make and model of vehicle. We follow manufacturer’s service schedules, paying attention to timing belt changes, diagnostic checks, air conditioning checks, brake fluid changes etc or we can offer our own “tailored” service schedules to suit your vehicles needs. You can wait in our reception area while we carry out the service or leave your vehicle with us or why not ask us if we can take you home or collect your vehicle with our FREE collection and delivery service. To book in now for a service or vehicle repair call us on 0141 954 6001 and mention this directory.

At the start of the 1960’s with my father, Alistair Kay, at the helm, the business moved to new premises on Station Road. It was here that Alistair joined forces with Bill Kyles to create "Kay & Kyles", a partnership which many of my customers today remember fondly. Comprising of brand new garage facilities, a petrol filling station and a Hillman dealership, Kay & Kyles thrived at the Station Road site for many years. In 1985 Bill Kyles retired and my father carried on the business, now known as Station Garage, on his own. I started work at Station Garage in 1986 and the rest, as they say, is history... The Garage Today With Alistair having retired, and following the sale of the Station Road premises, I moved the business, now known as “Kays Garage” to Duntocher in 2004. Five years later the business moved again - this time to new state of the art premises in Anniesland Industrial Estate; and this is where you will find the garage today. The Anniesland premises have allowed the garage to expand its range of services offered to customers. A larger floor area has meant that the garage can now carry out MOT testing. The installation of additional ramps coupled with a general upswing in business has allowed the garage to expand its workforce. The new

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Place two tees just outside the width of your putter and practise by striking putts, bringing the putter square through the gap between the two tees. This will help you in two ways: it will help you strike the ball square down the target line and it will also improve your ability toAhitfun the sweet spot, which means the putter festival! filled, family-friendly won’t be inclined to twist.

23/24 July 2010, Kirkcudbright Start this drill with 4 foot putts and then work backwards. You’ll be surprised at how accurate you become. For more tips and insightful information, sign up to my weekly email newsletter by emailing daryn.cochrane@foremostgolf.com

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MOTORS MERCEDES BENZ E63 AMG

If you asked a bloke to build a car - the sort that drinks real ale, has a hairy chest, likes football (maybe rugby) and ‘birds’ you could probably guess what you would end up with. It would have a big engine. Actually, scrap that. It would have a MASSIVE engine. It would need to be rear wheel drive. It would have lots of toys to impress his mates and confuse his wife/bird/life partner. And it would need to look flash. Oh, and probably be German. Let us introduce you, then, to the car that Dave Down The Duck built - the Mercedes E63 AMG must have been built by someone with more testosterone than an end of school prom. Let’s talk numbers first. Under the bonnet you will find a 5.5 litre V8 with two turbos. It produces a frankly ridiculous 557bhp and, with the AMG pack (£6,495) fitted to our test car, 800Nm of torque. This is about the

same as a Harrier Jump Jet. Probably. It will hit 60mph in just four seconds and is limited (quite heavily) to 155 mph. Oh, and it has seven gears. Even the price tag is whopping - off the shelf it’s £74,695, but our test car with what appears to be every optional extra box ticked, weighed in at £91,245. And what does all that mean? It means this is one scary super saloon. Not only does it sound like a Spitfire at full chat, but it’s football hooligan lairy. At 70 mph on a wet road it has the grunt to spin up the rear wheels. In fact at any speed, on pretty much any road, it has the power to spin up the rear wheels. Which is scary and smile inducing in equal measures. On the road, traction control fully engaged, it flickers its warning lights on the exit of even supermarket car parks. On the track, with the safety nets disengaged it is weapons grade bonkers. But bloody brilliant.

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Inside, the switchgear - and the fact there’s a Boeingload of it - takes a while to get used to, but it’s incredibly comfortable. That’s probably something to do with the heated, cooling and massaging seats. The seats are so clever that they even inflate the side bolsters to hold you in place when you go around corners. And talking of clever, that’s one thing that gets up my nose a little about the Merc. It’s all a little bit too smart. No one wants their car to be cleverer than they are and at times the Merc certainly feels a bit too Skynet for my liking.

Price: £91,245 (as tested) Engine: 5.5 Litre, V8 Power: 557bhp, 6800Nm Max speed: 155mph 0-60mph: 4.0s MPG (comb’d): 28 Emissions: 230g/km Verdict: Bonkers fast, bonkers sound and bonkers price tag.

However, as super saloons go, this Merc certainly has the right ingredients. It’s stupidly fast, sounds amazing and is long-haul comfortable. It’s just a little tougher to get to grips with than its biggest rival, the BMW M5, which is why we’d go for the Beemer instead. By James Baggott, editor of Car Dealer Magazine (CarDealerMag.co.uk)

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THE EVIL WEEVIL The vine weevil (Otiorhynchus sulcatus) is notorious, especially for gardeners who concentrate on pots, and always feature in any gardening poll of ‘top pests’. Both the adults and their grubs do damage, but it’s the innocent looking grubs that give the vine weevil its bad reputation. They’re an i m m e n s e l y successful pest; there are only females and each one is capable of laying about 1,000 eggs during the summer. Now that they’re being c o n t r o l l e d successfully commercially, they’re perhaps less of a problem to gardeners than they once were but if you have them in your garden, whether you like it or not, you probably need to get to know them better.

roots or tubers that they’ve been feeding on. They eat the roots, burrow in to tubers and on woody plants may even eat the tissues at the stem base and on larger roots. Unless you’re removing a plant from its pot, or digging one up you’re unlikely to notice the grubs; it is when a plant suddenly starts to wilt or die, or you realise that something is no longer firmly rooted that alarm bells should begin to ring.

How Do You Know You Have Vine Weevils? The adult vine weevil is just under 1cm long, matt black with tiny gingery brown flecks on its wing-cases. They’re a classic weevil shape with elbowed antennae and a phenomenal ability to grip on to nearly any surface; a brilliant feature as, despite the wing-cases, these pests cannot fly, so rely on their climbing to access the foliage on which they feed. You’re likely to notice the notches around the leaf margins before you see the weevil itself. They tend to feed in the evening or at night, usually doing most damage on the lower, most accessible leaves.

What Do Vine Weevils Attack? Vine weevils will attack nearly any plant you try to grow, particularly in containers, probably because it’s easier for them to move through compost than garden soil. They’re a greater problem on perennial plants and those with fleshier roots or tubers. Alpines, cyclamen, primulas, fuchsias, hydrangeas, begonias, rhododendrons, euonymus, and strawberries seem to be particularly prone to attack.

The young stage weevils or grubs are about 1cm long, creamy white in colour and often curled into a ‘C’ shape, with no legs but a gingery brown head. You’re likely to find them in the compost or soil, usually close to the

The adult beetles emerge mostly between March and May, but also at other times in greenhouses. The eggs are tiny and dark brown, each less than 1mm diameter and are placed close to a suitable host plant.

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The eggs hatch to produce the creamy coloured grubs which feed and grow until they reach full size. The grubs pupate in the soil or compost where they have been feeding and within the pupae, if you look carefully you can see adult features developing - the antennae, the legs and the wing pads are often clearly visible. The adults then appear, start to feed and lay eggs. What Can You Do? Try to avoid getting vine weevils in the first place. Check plants carefully for foliage damage and check the roots before you introduce anything new to your garden. Buy plants only from reputable sources. Avoid re-using compost in containers as it might contain grubs or eggs, which are impossible to spot. As vine weevils cannot fly, making barriers is relatively easy. Put a ring of non-setting glue around the rim of containers as this should prevent the female from reaching the compost surface to lay her eggs. Similarly a gritty mulch may reduce the number of eggs that are laid and hatch. Try creating miniature moats around the legs of greenhouse staging, by standing each leg in a bowl of water. Vine weevils can’t swim and won’t be able to access the plants provided the staging doesn’t touch the sides of the greenhouse.

I’m a fan of the biological nematode controls. They’re available from mail order suppliers (including www.pippagreenwood.com) and some seed catalogues and are applied as a compost or soil drench. To work effectively the area must be kept constantly moist, so that the nematodes can move through the compost to attack the grubs. They enter the grubs’ bodies and produce a bacterial infection which kills them. The nematode controls need to have a soil or compost temperature of 5-21C and you’ll have the best effect if you use them during August and September. By Pippa Greenwood

Visit the new products area on Pippa’s website www.pippagreenwood.com for a great selection of products - signed copies of Pippa’s books, Grower Frames, cloches, pop-up plant cloches, raised bed kits, delightful terracotta herb planters and wall plaques, Nemaslug and other natural pest controls and lots, lots more! You can also sign up for Pippa’s newsletter and receive a free ebook on organic gardening.

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We can find a fast, cost effective solution to your computer problems. “No Fix, No Fee” Repairs from £10 PC & Mac Repairs Home Call Out Service Component & Peripheral Sales

Laptops & PCs in stock from £279 visit your local experts at 59 Milngavie Road, Bearsden G61 2DW (opposite ASDA)

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TECH GUIDE HIGH TECH TV Although TV technology has changed dramatically over the years, with sets getting bigger, thinner and more detailed - and in some cases threedimensional - the way we use them has barely changed until now. Here’s how some of tech's biggest names want to transform your television. Samsung's awfully named UE40ES8000 TV shows where things are heading. Its bright 40-inch LED display can handle both 2D and 3D and more interestingly, can be controlled by waving at it. Your first wave gets the TV's attention, and you can then change channels or volume with simple gestures. There’s a lot to gesture at. In addition to a Freeview HD tuner, there's also integrated Wi-Fi wireless networking so that the TV can connect to your wireless network, enabling iPad-style apps such as the BBC iPlayer and YouTube. You can also subscribe to film-on-demand services such as Lovefilm and Netflix, or use social networks such as Facebook and Twitter. There's even a Skype application for making voice and video calls. It's clever stuff, but there are two problems. The first is the price. At £1,499 the UE40ES8000 is the cheapest in the range. The second is that we tend to keep our TVs for much longer than we do our computers. W i l l Samsung's apps still work three years from n o w, o r five? Will something better come along and make it obsolete? For now the smarter choice might be a box that brings similar features to your existing TV. Apple's TV (£99) is one option, offering iTunes movie downloads and rentals as well as optional Netflix video on demand. It can also stream movies from your Mac, PC, iPad or

iPhone. A similar Google-powered set from Sony, the NSZ-GS7 (£200) goes on sale this summer, and a version that also includes a Blu-Ray disc player is expected later this year. If you'd considered an Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 but dismissed them because you're not too interested in games, it might be time to think again: both consoles have dropped in price (you can get them for less than £150) and become powerful multimedia systems. For example the Xbox has its own Zune video marketplace as well as apps for Sky TV, Lovefilm and Netflix. Nintendo's Wii is handy here, too, with both iPlayer and Netflix available, and you can even get Lovefilm and Netflix-enabled DVD players. Just bear in mind that to access those services you'll need to connect y o u r devices to the internet, and you'll also need to p a y a subscription fee for the video on demand services. Today's TV technology is very clever, but the big question is whether Apple TV, Google TV or any other high-tech system will take over the mainstream: many of us find Sky+ boxes and Virgin Media TiVo's enough hassle, and adding all kinds of apps and services to the gogglebox could annoy as many people as it enthuses. There's also the issue that technology isn't always as good as it's cracked up to be: despite our Xbox having both voice and gesture recognition in the shape of its Kinect sensor, we've often found ourselves bellowing and waggling our arms with no effect whatsoever. If your current TV set-up is doing everything you need it to do, it might be a good idea to wait a few years before upgrading. That way you'll see what, if any, TV technology emerges triumphant.

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PAYING TOO MUCH FOR YOUR PRINTING? A6 POSTCARDS - FULL COLOUR 350 gsm 5000 Double Side 10000 Double Side

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Baljaffray Shopping Centre All Day Breakfast, Hot and Cold Filled Rolls Homemade Soup, Toasties, Paninis, Baked Potatoes, Fish Teas, Scampi, Salads, Home Baking, Teas, Coffees, Hot Chocolate, Milk Shakes Special Menu for Pensioners between 2pm - 4pm Monday - Friday

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Bluebell Wood - Your local professional florist Bluebell Wood is a small, family run florist located in Milngavie town centre. The shop has a bright and friendly atmosphere and since opening in February 2010 they have become known for their professional and reliable manner. Local resident and founder or Bluebell Wood Anne Marriott is living her life-long dream to run a florist in her beloved hometown. Anne trained in floristry at Langside College and worked at the popular 'Flowers by Carol' in Kirkintilloch until the business was sold, leaving her with the perfect opportunity to open her own shop! Anneapplies her vast expertise in design

Bluebell Wood

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and extensive knowledge of flowers and foliages to produce truly innovative floral designs. She is constantly brimming with informed ideas for new designs. Bluebell Wood creates unique and stunning corporate flowers, wedding flowers, event and personal flowers for every setting and occasion. By mixing individual elements with a strong awareness of commercial and seasonal trends, Bluebell Wood ensures their clients and customers receive tailor made floral designs which are anything but predictable Anne tells us “Our gift section is very popular and includes crafted glass plaques, coasters, chopping boards and clocks from an exciting new designer who hails from Fife! Serax, a company from Belgium provides us with candles, vases and wall skonses. We also stock Shearer's candles and porcelain mugs, cake tins and teapots from popular designer Johnathan Avery. For the garden, we sell a fantastic range of plants, and plant containers, and beautiful hanging baskets.�

Flowers and gifts for all occasions

Bridal  Funeral Special Occasions Tel: 0141 956 1854 Mob: 07735 438 048 bluebell_woodflorist@live.co.uk www.bluebellwoodflorist.co.uk 7 Station Road, Milngavie, G62 8PG To advertise call Scott or Natalie on 0141 945 4210 or email: info@sbdirectory.co.uk


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LOCAL ELECTRICIAN

A & A Electrics Ltd All Aspects Of Wall & Floor Tiling

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BOOKS SAVED BY THE BELL August signals the end of the summer holidays and the start of the new academic year. While you’re replenishing supplies of notepads and pens, why not pick up a novel that’s based in a school? Fail to find our book selection highly entertaining and… see me afterwards.

Never Let Me Go - by Kazuo Ishiguro On the face of it, Hailsham boarding school in the heart of the English countryside seems idyllic. The students are nurtured, encouraged to stay healthy and are protected from the outside world. The story centres round the love triangle of Kathy, Ruth and Tommy. As a now thirty-one year old, Kathy begins to reflect on their time at Hailsham and what it means to have been a student there. Without wanting to give the plot away, Hailsham has a dark secret and only a special type of person may attend. Ultimately, it’s a story about love, friendship and hope.

Goodbye, Mr Chips by James Hilton This time it’s the teachers’ turn to have a voice. ‘Goodbye, Mr Chips’ is the sentimental tale of Mr Chipping, a much-loved staff member at a fictional boys’ public boarding school. Failing to connect with the pupils at first he eventually finds his confidence and a new love. Ok, it’s a bit mushy and sentimental but there’s something about these warm recollections of the retired schoolmaster that will melt your heart. Beautifully-written and wonderfully nostalgic it’ll have even the former bad boys remembering school through misty eyes.

The Blackboard Jungle by Evan Hunter Set in New York, this is a gritty and realistic portrayal of a new teacher’s struggle to maintain discipline in an inner-city school. It may have been set in the 1950s but the subject matter is timeless, dealing with violence in a way that rings as clear as the school bell within today’s society. It has a brilliant climax that’s worth the wait and will make your old comprehensive feel like something from Enid Blyton.

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Tel: 0141 762 0900 Block 1, Unit 1, Huntershill Way, Bishopbriggs, Glasgow G64 1XP

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Index of Advertisers: Accountant: Gerald Neil Advertising: B & M Directory Aerials & Satellites: SK Aerials Architectural Plans: Penman Architectural Plans: Ailteir-Studio Bathrooms: P & N Bathrooms Blinds: Apollo Blinds Blinds: Eastend Window Blinds Blinds: Kwik Blinds Blind Cleaning: Blind Cleaning Services Builder: 1st Call Builder Builder: P.S.G Building & Restoration Café: Precinct 11 Café Car Body Repairs: Chips Away Car Sales: Audi Technik Centre Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning: Safeclean Children’s Clothing: Glitterbug Children’s Tuition: Kip McGrath Children’s Tuirion: Kumon Computer Maintenance: Laptop & PC Doctors Computer Maintenance: RMT Electronics Computer Maintenance: ACU IT Dentist: Chartwell Dental Care Dog Grooming: Shampooch Dog Walking: Lead On Dry Cleaning: Dry Clean Depot Electrician: A & A Electrics Financial Advice: Darroch Financial Services Florist: Bluebell Wood Garage; Audi Technik Centre Garage: Kays Garage & MOT Centre Garage Doors: The Garage Door Company Garage Doors PowerDoors Garden Centre: Dobbies Gardening: The Garden Girls Golf : Virgin Active Milngavie Handyman: Paul’s DIY Services Hairdressing: Julie Fell Hairdressing: Capelli Hairdressing: Sorella Heating Engineers: Stephen Thomson Heating Engineers: J & L Plumbing Heating Engineers: The Boiler Change Co. Holiday Homes for Rent: Tavira Home Improvements: PSHI Joiner: Andrew McCulloch Joinery: Cambium Customised Joinery Joiner: Cutting Edge Joinery Music School: Melrose Music School Oven Cleaning: Diamond Oven Clean Painter/Decorator: Brian Flanigan Painter/Decorator: S.Harper Plumber: RM Plumbing & Gas Plumber: Rowest Plumbing

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