5 people were killed and 150 injured in the stampede at Mount Meron, with many funerals taking place Friday afternoon and Saturday evening
Die Behörden hatten die Teilnehmerzahl der Wallfahrt auf 10.000 Pilger beschränkt, nach Angaben der Organisatoren reisten aber mindestens 30.000 Gläubige aus ganz Israel an.
„It happened in a split second; people just fell, trampling each other. It was a disaster,“ another witnesses said. Two different witnesses told Haaretz that a police barricade prevented people from exiting and caused overcrowding.
Police evacuated the tens of thousands of people from Mount Meron via the parking lots and several stations after closing the main entrance to the site to restrict movement.
Versuche der Polizeibeamten, den abgestürzten jungen Mann wiederzubeleben, blieben erfolglos. Auch die übrigen Partygäste hätten versucht, sich vor den Beamten zu verstecken, die nach Beschwerden über Lärmbelästigung in das Hotel gerufen worden waren, hieß es.
Democrats were more likely than Republicans to support a vaccine passport, while independent voters were evenly split on the issue.
Roughly 70 percent of Democratic voters said the government should create such a system, while 60 percents of Republican voters said the opposite.
At least 114 people reported killed by security forces on Saturday during protests
Nach Angaben des OVG hatte das Verwaltungsgericht Chemnitz hatte bei seiner Entscheidung auch geltend gemacht, dass im Bündnis Gruppierungen eingebunden sind, die Infektionsschutzmaßnahmen nicht beachten. Das OVG habe die vom Verwaltungsgericht vorgenommene Gefährdungsprognose nicht mehr überprüfen können, da die Beschwerde erst am Vormittag einging und die Vorbereitungsmaßnahmen für die Versammlung um 11.00 Uhr beginnen sollten, hieß es. Der Beschluss sei unanfechtbar.
Der nationale Sicherheitsrat gebrauchte zwar bereits die Bezeichnung Raketen, noch ist aber unklar, ob es sich tatsächlich um ballistische Raketen handelte. Deren Abschuss ist Nordkorea gemäß Resolutionen des Weltsicherheitsrats verboten.
In the final days before the election, the Religious Zionist Party, headed by Bezalel Smotrich was viewed as being in danger of falling below the electoral threshold of four Knesset seats.
United Arab List leader Mansour Abbas said Wednesday that he is not „obligated to any bloc or any candidate,“ after the Islamist party surpassed the electoral threshold, with almost 90 percent of the vote counted in Israel’s unprecedented fourth election in under two years.
The Serum Institute of India (SII) has told Brazil, Saudi Arabia and Morocco that further supplies of the Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine will be delayed because of surging demand at home and work on capacity expansion, a source with direct knowledge of the matter said.
Die Entscheidung zur Aussetzung ist keine wirkliche Überraschung – angesichts dessen, dass sich andere Länder, zuerst Dänemark, dann Norwegen, Island, Bulgarien, Irland, die Niederlande und – auf bestimmte Chargen begrenzt – auch Österreich, Estland, Lettland, Litauen, Luxemburg, Italien und Rumänien zu einem solchen Schritt entschlossen hatten und dazu auch Fälle von schweren Blutgerinnseln zur Begründung angegeben wurden.
Updated 14 March 2021
The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) honors the heroes who sacrificed their lives and liberty to fight for democracy, human rights and the end of dictatorship. AAPP also honours those heroes who sacrificed their lives today. Up until now, (126) people have been killed due to violent and arbitrary crackdowns, at least 38 today. Further casualties will be added when confirmed, casualties are drastically increasing.
It comes as Dutch voters deliver their verdict on the country’s coronavirus response in the first of three days of voting in a snap election, weeks after a curfew prompted three nights of rioting across major cities.
The Netherlands is the fifth country to pause its roll-out, following Ireland, Denmark, Iceland and Norway. Italy and Austria stopped using one particular batch of the jab.
Today, unarmed peaceful protests were suppressed in South Okkalapa, Tamwe, Mingalar Taung Nyunt, Sanchaung, Ahlone, Insein, Tharkayta, and Thanlyin Township, Yangon Region, Taungoo, Bago Townships, Bago Region, Mandalay Township, Pyinmana Township, Naypyidaw, Myitkyina Township, Kachin State, Muse Township in Shan State, Pyapon and Labutta Townships in Ayeyarwady Region, and Dawei Township in Tanintharyi Region using sound grenades, tear-gas, water cannons, rubber bullets, and live ammunition.
Especially the case in Myitkyina Township. Two men were shot dead in the head and one woman was seriously injured in her arm. In Pyapon Township in Ayeyarwady Region, one civilian was shot dead in the abdomen and six others were injured, including two with serious injuries.
Amid the continued violent crackdown on anti-coup protesters in Myanmar,… the country’s military has been carrying out overnight raids, arresting people and even torturing them.
Security forces have reportedly arrested at least three people on charges of organizing and supporting the protest movement in Myanmar’s largest city, Yangon.
According to local media,… a ward chairman from Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy party was also found dead in a military hospital on Sunday,… after being arrested in the overnight raid.
Die NachDenkSeiten hatten am letzten Montag über das blutige Vorgehen der Junta gegen die Demonstranten berichtet. (Blutsonntag in Myanmar) Mindestens 18 Menschen waren an diesem Tag erschossen worden. Am vergangenen Mittwoch, 3. März, bewiesen die Sicherheitskräfte, dass sie es noch besser können: Am Mittwoch wurden 38 Menschen von der blutrünstigen Soldateska im Dienste der burmesischen Junta ermordet. Es war ein Tag der erneuten Eskalation im Krieg der Junta gegen ihr eigenes Volk, gegen unbewaffnete Demonstranten, die sich der Machtübernahme vom 1. Februar widersetzten. Mit scharfer Munition töteten sie Menschen im ganzen Land und verwundeten viele weitere. Es wird von Opfern in Mandalay, Monywa, Myingyan, Salay und Mawlamyine berichtet. Von Jinthana Sunthorn, Hongkong, Übersetzung von der Redaktion.
Findings of the pre-published study, not yet peer-reviewed, but based on a national database that is one of the world’s most advanced, were first reported by the Israeli news site Ynet late on Thursday and were obtained by Reuters on Friday.
Pfizer declined to comment and the Israeli Health Ministry did not respond to a request for comment.
Israel is preparing itself to be split in half from next week, with the government creating a new privileged tier in society: the vaccinated.
Green Pass venues include houses of worship, cultural events, gyms, hotels and swimming pools. To enter, those eligible to do so will be required to present valid ID and a so-called Green Pass, vaccination certificate, or official document stating they had the virus and recovered, as relevant.
Im Land sollen die Armee und der Zivilschutz bei der Impfung der Bevölkerung eingesetzt werden.
The 100-year-old, who raised almost £33m for NHS charities by walking laps of his garden, was admitted to Bedford Hospital on Sunday.
The Queen led tributes to Capt Sir Tom, „recognising the inspiration he provided for the whole nation and others across the world“.
Neuralink has been testing neural interfaces on animals for years. In a video released last year, Neuralink demonstrated its work on a pig named Gertrude.
(May 7, 2020)
Elon Musk says the brain implant his company Neuralink is working on could potentially be ready to be put inside a patient within a year.
Musk made similar claims in 2019, saying that he hoped to have an implant in a patient by the end of 2020.
Elon Musk has revealed that his Neuralink startup has implanted a wireless chip into a monkey’s brain in order to allow it to play video games.
The technology billionaire, who also heads SpaceX and Tesla, said the monkey “looks totally happy” and that Neuralink’s facilities meet US regulatory requirements.
Myanmars De-Facto-Regierungschefin Aung San Suu Kyi, Präsident Win Myint und weitere hochrangige Mitglieder der Regierungspartei seien am frühen Morgenvon der Armee festgenommen worden, teilte ein Sprecher der regierenden Nationalen Liga für Demokratie (NLD) mit. Das Militär bestätigte die Festnahmen und rief den Notstand aus. Man habe für ein Jahr die Kontrolle übernommen, hieß es im Militärfernsehen. Die Macht sei an den Oberbefehlshaber der Streitkräfte Min Aung Hlaing übergeben worden. Die Armee begründete das Vorgehen mit angeblichem Wahlbetrug.
– Military-owned television said power had been handed to the commander-in-chief of the armed forces, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing
#- Parliament was due to sit on Monday after the National League for Democracy won the election last November.
The hasty nod for Bharat Biotech International Ltd.’s Covaxin, developed in collaboration with the Indian Council of Medical Research and National Institute of Virology, has raised eyebrows in the scientific and healthcare communities about a “public rollout of an untested product,” according to a national network of nongovernment organizations.
Two previously unreported video clips obtained by The Washington Post shed new light on the fatal shooting by police of Trump supporter and Air Force veteran Ashli Babbitt as she and other rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol.
Washington, D.C., Police Chief Robert Contee said the dead on Wednesday included a woman who was shot by the U.S. Capitol Police, as well as three others who died in „medical emergencies.
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Die argentinische Fußballlegende verstarb heute rund einen Monat nach seinem 60. Geburtstag laut Medienberichten in seiner Heimat an einem Herzversagen. Maradona war erst vor Kurzem aus dem Spital entlassen worden, nachdem ihm ein Blutgerinnsel aus dem Gehirn hatte entfernt werden müssen.
Taxi for Cummings: The No 10 lieutenant waited with a box of his belongings on the street after exiting No 10
Dominic Cummings arrived home with bottles of alcohol last night after he was kicked out of Number 10 for good – following a dramatic was confrontation with Boris Johnson who showed him texts allegedly proving he briefed against his fiancee, Carrie Symonds.
In a tense 45-minute meeting, the Prime Minister is said to have ordered his most senior adviser to leave having shown incriminating text messages which had been forwarded to his partner. The explosive claims were denied by No10.
Dominic Cummings dramatically quit No10 on Friday night after losing the huge power struggle that has engulfed Downing Street.
Nach dem Anschlag in Wien am Montagabend haben europaweit Politiker ihr Entsetzen kundgetan und Solidarität mit Österreich und mit Wien bekundet.
Interior Minister Karl Nehammer told Austrian broadcaster ORF: ‚It appears to have been a terror attack.‘
He added that the perpetrators were ‚heavily armed and dangerous‘ and the army had been asked to guard key locations in the city to allow police officers to pursue the attackers.
‚We have brought several special forces units together that are now searching for the presumed terrorists. I am therefore not limiting it to an area of Vienna because these are mobile perpetrators,‘ Nehammer said, urging the public to stay indoors until the all-clear is given.
Brooklyn U.S. District Judge Brian M. Cogan said safety restrictions and guidelines may even “turn New York City into a very different, even desolate, place compared to how it was before the pandemic,” but he declined to grant a preliminary injunction against rules that prohibit restaurants from serving food after midnight. Indoor dining is also restricted to 25% capacity as of Sept. 30.
Ruling in a lawsuit brought by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn, U.S. District Court Judge Nicholas Garaufis said in an order Friday that even though the rules harm religious groups, it is not in the public interest to block them if they are helping prevent a wave of new infections.
Vier Monate vor dem Auslaufen des letzten großen atomaren Abrüstungsvertrags hat die US-Regierung einen Vorschlag von Russlands Präsident Wladimir Putin zur Verlängerung abgelehnt.
The 5th song from the 1984 album.
Mitglieder der russischen Opposition erklärten, Slawina sei seit Langem unter dem Druck der Behörden gestanden. „In den vergangenen Jahren war sie wegen ihrer Aktivitäten für die Opposition endlosen Verfolgungen durch die Behörden ausgesetzt“, schrieb etwa der Politiker Dmitri Gudkow auf Instagram. „Was für ein Alptraum“, twitterte der Kreml-Kritiker Ilja Jaschin. „Die Regierung bricht die Menschen psychisch.“
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the liberal leader of the Supreme Court and a trailblazing champion of women’s rights, died Friday. She was 87 years old.
The Supreme Court said in a statement that Ginsburg died „surrounded by her family at her home in Washington, D.C., due to complications of metastatic pancreas cancer.“
Sie habe sich ein bisschen als Kindergartenlehrer verstanden, sagte sie, „weil die Richter nicht glaubten, dass es Geschlechterdiskriminierung gibt.“
Sie sei eine Magnolie aus Stahl, sagt die Richterin Sonja Sotomayor einmal über ihre Kollegin in einer Talkshow: Sie sei außen zart, aber sie habe eine eiserne Rute hinter sich.
Before his secret execution Navid Afkari, 27, was subjected to a shocking catalogue of human rights violations and crimes, including enforced disappearance; torture and other ill-treatment, leading to forced “confessions”; and denial of access to a lawyer and other fair trial guarantees.
“This young man desperately sought help in court to receive a fair trial and prove his innocence. Leaked voice recordings of him in court expose how his pleas for judges to investigate his torture complaints and bring another detainee who had witnessed his torture to testify were unlawfully and cruelly ignored,” said Diana Eltahawy.
Afkari hatte nach Angaben der iranischen Justiz bei einer Demonstration 2018 in Schiras einen Sicherheitsbeamten getötet. Er habe die Tat gestanden, hieß es. Der Sportler, seine Familie und Menschenrechtsorganisationen führten dagegen an, das Geständnis sei durch Folter erzwungen worden.
Nintety-seven large fires were burning Saturday in the West overall, including 12 in Idaho and nine in Montana, the National Interagency Fire Center said.
Sandi Elwood grew up in Detroit, Oregon and went back on Wednesday, September 9, the day after a destructive wildfire nearly leveled the town where her mom stills lives. Her mother escaped before the flames burned her entire home. „It didn’t sink in to anyone that it was really happening,“ Elwood said of the wildfire which took out most of her hometown.
Neben dem gesundheitlichen Zustand des Ökologen scheint es auch andere Gründe für dessen Rücktritt zu geben.
Sixty-six percent of registered voters in the Aug. 29-31 survey said it is either very or somewhat likely that a significant number of people lie when talking political surveys, compared to 34 percent who said it is unlikely.
Late Tuesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a temporary halt in residential evictions until the end of the year, starting Friday. When it goes into effect, it will delay mass evictions but not solve the rental crisis, said Emily Benfer, a housing expert and co-creator of a Covid-19 housing policy scorecard with Princeton University’s Eviction Lab.
„The CDC order provides crucial temporary relief for renters, but it doesn’t end the eviction crisis,“ says Benfer. „Congress must bolster it with significant rental assistance for its purpose to be realized,“ she said.
Beginning in May, Brenda Ann Kenneally set out across the country, from New York to California, to capture the routines of Americans who struggle to feed their families, piecing together various forms of food assistance, community support and ingenuity to make it from one month to the next.
The alarming CDC data extends far beyond serious suicidal desires. It also found that “40.9% of respondents reported at least one adverse mental or behavioral health condition, including symptoms of anxiety disorder or depressive disorder (30.9%), symptoms of a trauma- and stressor-related disorder (TSRD) related to the pandemic (26.3%), and having started or increased substance use to cope with stress or emotions related to COVID-19 (13.3%).” For the youngest part of the adult population, ages 18-24, significantly more than half (62.9 percent) reported suffering from depressive or anxiety disorders.
According to The Olympian newspaper, Reinoehl was spotted as he left an apartment. The newspaper reports four officers from three different jurisdictions fired weapons at Reinoehl; witnesses said they heard 40 to 50 shots.
Am Rande von Protesten in Portland war am Samstag ein mutmaßlich rechtsextremer Trump-Anhänger getötet worden. Nun hat die Polizei den Tatverdächtigen erschossen – nachdem Trump zu seiner Ergreifung aufgerufen hatte.
(Published Aug. 31, 2020
Updated Sept. 3, 2020)
The New York Times’s Visual Investigations unit reviewed multiple videos of the episode and surrounding events to piece together the fatal encounter between an unidentified gunman and Aaron J. Danielson, 39, who died at the scene.
Die Polizei machte keine genaueren Angaben zur Identität des Toten und äußerte sich auch nicht dazu, wer geschossen haben soll. „Polizisten von Portland hörten Schüsse aus dem Gebiet Southeast 3rd Avenue und Southwest Alder Street. Sie reagierten und machten einen Mann mit einer Schusswunde in der Brust ausfindig. Sanitäter reagierten und stellten fest, dass das Opfer tot war“, hieß es. Es werde wegen eines Tötungsdelikts ermittelt.
The 71-year-old Neal — the longest-serving member of the state’s all-Democratic congressional delegation — defeated 31-year-old Morse, seen as a political rising star after becoming one of Massachusetts’ youngest and only openly gay mayors since becoming chief executive of Holyoke in 2011 at age 22.
Am Abend hatten im Anschluss an eine Corona-Demonstration mehrere hundert Menschen Absperrungen am Reichstagsgebäude durchbrochen. Ein Video, das der Verein „democ“ bei Twitter veröffentlichte, zeigt, wie sie Treppen zum Reichstag hochlaufen und dabei zum Teil Reichsfahnen schwenken. Das Video zeigt auch Rangeleien zwischen Demonstrierenden und Polizeibeamten.
Offenbar standen den Demonstrierenden nur drei Polizeibeamte im Weg. „Die Polizei war kurzzeitig völlig überfordert“, so „democ“.
Debbie Wasserman Schultz ran away with competition, beating out Jennifer Perelman with ease. The eight-term incumbent will face either Michael Kroske or Carla Spalding as it’s still too close to call the Republican winner.
In late June, my grandparents quietly celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary. Just three days later, Martin moved into a care home. The decision was agonising, but by that point, unavoidable.
Our family’s situation is not uncommon: more than 300,000 people with dementia are living in care homes across the UK, according to Alzheimer’s Research UK.
A new Cato national survey finds that self‐censorship is on the rise in the United States. Nearly two-thirds—62%—of Americans say the political climate these days prevents them from saying things they believe because others might find them offensive. The share of Americans who self‐censor has risen several points since 2017 when 58% of Americans agreed with this statement.
Protests against racial injustice continued around the nation Saturday with tense situations unfolding in cities including Austin, Texas, Louisville, Kentucky, Seattle, Washington, Aurora, Colorado, Oakland, California, and Chicago, Illinois.
In Louisville two opposing, heavily armed militia groups came within a few dozen yards of each of other, but avoided violence.
This is the moment police found people hiding in a wardrobe above a pub during the coronavirus lockdown.
The Pitsmoor Hotel in Sheffield was raided by police after reports it was still serving customers.
‚Virus Waanzin‘, the movement behind this protest, want social distancing and other measures in place against the spread of Covid-19 to be lifted. They planned to issue their demands in a demonstration in the form of a festival, including performances by DJs, on the Malieveld on Sunday. The organization expected at least 10 thousand attendees.
One person has died and another is injured following the crash of a Canadian Forces Snowbirds jet in Kamloops, B.C., on Sunday.
“I continue to believe that a candidate from outside the old parties, offering a vision of government grounded in liberty and equality, can break through in the right environment. But this environment presents extraordinary challenges,” Amash said. “Polarization is near an all-time high. Electoral success requires an audience willing to consider alternatives, but both social media and traditional media are dominated by voices strongly averse to the political risks posed by a viable third candidate.”
Collectively, the ten largest U.S. banks expanded by more than $1.2 trillion in the first quarter of 2020. JPMorgan alone grew by nearly 20 percent, becoming the United States’ first bank with $3 trillion in assets. The bank took in $273 billion in new deposits in just three months. That’s equivalent to JPMorgan acquiring PNC Bank — the country’s seventh largest depository institution.
Sally Copley, Director of Policy, Campaigns and Partnerships at Alzheimer’s Society, said:
“The true impact of the coronavirus in care homes is becoming increasingly clear, and that’s why we’re demanding swift Government action. With the further report today of a possible 2000 deaths just over Easter weekend, this is a frightening time for everyone with relatives with dementia in care homes. People with dementia’s lives matter, and every death is a terrible loss to a grieving family.
“We hear daily from desperately concerned families who want to know that the Government is doing all it can to keep people in care homes safe, and it is good to hear that the CQC is actively booking testing appointments for care staff.
Maura Lewinger, who lost her 42-year-old husband to coronavirus, speaks to CNN’s Erin Burnett about what she wants others to know.
Ms Panahi said it’s surprising the candidate, who is “so confused that he has trouble remembering where he is and why he’s there,” has not been discounted.
“Biden’s cognitive issues have been evident for some time but just watch the same media who for four years have been declaring Donald Trump mentally and physically unfit for office have a collective meltdown when Biden’s mental faculties are questioned,” she said.
It’s easy to overlook linguistic peculiarities when they’re spoken, so I made a verbatim transcript of Biden’s complete answer, exactly as he spoke it. There are no typos. Read it carefully, resisting the urge to mentally re-word it in order to make it make sense:
The controversial execution of Nathaniel Woods was carried out late Thursday in Alabama just minutes after the Supreme Court denied a temporary stay, issued only hours earlier.
Woods was pronounced dead at 9:01 p.m. local time, according to the Alabama Department of Corrections.
Ein Autofahrer ist am Montag offenbar vorsätzlich in den Rosenmontagszug gefahren. Dutzende Menschen wurden nach Polizeiangaben verletzt.
Einer der größten Basketballer der NBA-Geschichte ist tot: Kobe Bryant starb am Sonntag bei einem Hubschrauber-Absturz nahe Los Angeles/USA. Bei der Tragödie kam auch Bryants 13 Jahre alte Tochter ums Leben.
Auch indigene Gruppierungen kritisieren das Großprojekt und insbesondere die improvisierte “Konsultation”, welche die von Mexiko ratifizierte ILO-Konvention 169 über indigene Rechte verletze. Die Befragung wird von diesen Organisationen deshalb als Simulation verurteilt, die sich über die Versprechen von Regierungsprogrammen im Schnellverfahren die Zustimmung der Gemeindevertreter erkaufte.
In the statement, the ambassador, Kim Song, said the United States‘ pursuit of „sustained and substantial dialogue“ was a „time-saving trick“ to benefit a „domestic political agenda.“
„We do not need to have lengthy talks with the US now and the denuclearization is already gone out of the negotiation table,“ he said.
The U.N. bans North Korea from launching satellites because it is considered a forbidden test of long-range missile technology.
After repeated failures, North Korea successfully put a satellite into orbit for the first time in 2012 in a launch from the same site. North Korea had another successful satellite launch in 2016.
Sherine’s heartbreak reflects that of parents who cared for the 34,000 students sleeping in New York’s homeless shelters last year — enough children to fill a small city.
Sandy stands on her tiptoes and squints across the East River as the N train pulls onto the Manhattan Bridge. She watches the skyline until the train dips underground.
Based on the information his campaign has released, this scenario seems to be what happened to Bernie Sanders on Tuesday evening. Without a close look at Sanders’ medical chart, it’s impossible to make a definitive diagnosis, and I have not reviewed the details of his case other than what has been reported to the media by his campaign. But even the scant information we have—that he had stents inserted overnight following an acute cardiac episode—is enough to be able to say: This was very likely a heart attack.
The newlyweds were leaving an Orange County Justice of the Peace precinct after their marriage ceremony, Lt. Gary Keaton, a spokesman for the department said. Behind them were the groom’s mother and sister, who witnessed the deadly collision.
Es ist ein zentrales Wahlversprechen Trumps, doch die Mittel für den Bau der Grenzmauer genehmigte der Kongress nicht. Nun gab der Oberste Gerichtshof dem US-Präsidenten recht – er darf Geld aus dem Verteidigungsetat verwenden.
The ruling allows the administration to use $2.5 billion in military funds to begin construction of a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border while litigation plays out. A lower court had issued an injunction blocking officials from using those funds.
In a 5-to-4 ruling, the court overturned an appellate decision and said that the administration could tap the money while litigation over the matter proceeds. But that will most likely take many months or longer, allowing Mr. Trump to move ahead before the case returns to the Supreme Court after further proceedings in the appeals court.
Kang kam am Mittwoch in Seoul mit dem Nationalen Sicherheitsberater der USA, John Bolton, zusammen.
Bolton sagte, dass es hier und da in der Welt viele Herausforderungen gebe. Er glaube jedoch, dass Südkorea und die USA eng kooperieren würden.
Kang äußerte Unterstützung dafür, dass die USA die Führung haben und erwähnte die Straße von Hormus.
The Rolling Stones have postponed their upcoming North American tour due to Mick Jagger’s need for medical treatment.
“Mick Jagger has been advised by doctors that he cannot go on tour at this time as he needs medical treatment,” the band’s publicist said in a press release. “The doctors have advised Mick that he is expected to make a complete recovery so that he can get back on stage as soon as possible.