Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)

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Articles from October 16, 2013

24/7 Public Transport Is Long Overdue; COMMENT DEBATE & YOUR LETTERS TO THE NATIONAL NEWSPAPER OF WALES
| SIR - Your correspondents once more draw attention to failings in public transport (Letters, Oct 15: "Third-rate rail service", "Demise of rural bus"). The provision of public transport, road and rail, has always been a political football. ...
800 to Get Full-Time Jobs at Amazon's Centres
ONLINE retail giant Amazon is promoting 800 temporary staff into permanent roles at its UK depots before the end of the year. Amazon is also moving from five-day eight hour shifts to four-day ten hour shifts within its fulfilment centre network...
'Amazing Experience' but Baker Beca Cries Goodbye to Great British Bake off; WELSH MUM'S OPERA CAKE FAILS TO WIN AN ENCORE
Byline: CATHY OWEN cathy.owen@walesonline.co.uk IT was end of the choux for Welsh baker Beca Lyne-Pirkis as she missed out on a place in the grand final of the Great British Bake Off. Last night's Frenchinspired semi-final was not magnifique...
Bakery Village Takes the Cake at the 15th Wales Fast Growth 50 Awards Dinnner before an Audience of 500
Byline: SION BARRY sion.barry@walesonline.co.uk THIRD TIME RUNNING A NORTH WALES FIRM HAS WON THE fastest growing indigenous businesses in Wales have been honoured at the annual Wales Fast Growth 50 awards. Staged at the Mercure Holland House...
Bank's Chief Should Consult Devolved Nations: Plaid AM; DECISIONS ON POLICIES FOCUS ON LONDON, SAYS EDWARDS
Byline: MARTIN SHIPTON Chief Reporter martin.shipton@walesonline.co.uk RECENTLY-appointed Governor of the Bank of England Mark Carney should consult the UK's devolved administrations to get a fuller picture of the impact of economic policies on...
BBC Scans the Capital for Prime Site for Its New HQ; PRESENT BASE IS PUT ON THE MARKET FOR DEVELOPMENT
Byline: SION BARRY sion.barry@walesonline.co.uk DEVELOPERS have been invited to submit plans for a new 150,000 sq ft headquarters for BBC Cymru Wales. Having received proposals in a first-phase pre-qualification questionnaire stage, a number...
Beeb Paid 'Excessive' Relocation Expenses
THE BBC paid up to PS150,000 in "excessive" relocation allowances to members of staff as part of the PS224m move to a new base in Salford, a powerful committee of MPs has found. Some of the allowances paid were "hard to justify", the Commons Public...
Brave Debut Play Comes Close to Real Life; REVIEW: Tonypandemonium, Park & Dare Theatre, Treorchy ?????
Byline: Karen Price WHEN you're already an award-winning writer, penning your debut play must be even more pressurised. But Rachel Trezise has succeeded in creating a powerful and raw drama for National Theatre Wales which is influenced by her...
Burberry Shares Fall as Boss Exits
BURBERRY'S respected boss, Angela Ahrendts, is leaving the luxury goods firm to join technology giant Apple. She will join the iPhone and iPad maker as senior vice-president for retail and online stores next year, leaving just two female chief executives...
Call for PM to Launch Probe into Increased Foodbank Use; PRESSURE ON CAMERON AS THOSE GETTING HELP TREBLES
Byline: DARREN DEVINE darren.devine@walesonline.co.uk PRIME Minister David Cameron has come under pressure to launch an inquiry into why foodbank use has trebled as the numbers turning to emergency supplies continues to surge. In Wales 32,638...
Captain Davis Earns O'Neill and His Men Share of Spoils
ISRAEL 1 N IRELAND 1 STEVEN DAVIS' second-half strike ensured Northern Ireland's disappointing World Cup campaign ended on something of a positive with a battling draw in Israel. Captain Davis lashed home a powerful effort with 18 minutes left,...
Chocolatier Pips Smarta Technology to Prize for Local Accelerators; HOME AUTOMATION FIRM WINS THE WELSH AWARD IN UK FINAL
Byline: SION BARRY Business Editor sion.barry@walesonline.co.uk A CHOCOLATIER specialist start-up firm in Yorkshire has been crowned overall winner of this year's Local Business Accelerators (LBA) competition. At a ceremony in London yesterday 15...
Commander Ready for Action
IMPERIAL COMMANDER is back in training with Nigel Twiston-Davies for the new jumps season, with a softly-softly approach prominent in the minds of connections. The 2010 Cheltenham Gold Cup winner was sidelined with injury for nearly two years before...
Commissioner Calls for Anti-Cyberbullying Law; TOWLER SAYS LEGISLATION IS NEEDED OVER ONLINE MENACE
Byline: JAMES MCCARTHY james.mccarthy@walesonline.co.uk THE Children's Commissioner for Wales has called for legislation to deal with cyberbullying. Keith Towler admitted he was concerned about the lack of regulation to deal with the problem...
Demand for Capital Office Space Grows; Ben Bolton of Cooke & Arkwright and Mark Sutton Report on the Encouraging Take-Up of Office Space in Cardiff in Q3
THE Cardiff office market recorded take-up of almost 105,000 sq ft during the third quarter of the year, the highest since the same period in 2012. The strong figures coming in build on a weak start to 2013 with the preceding quarters' figures of...
Down-to-Earth Wales Loses out to Michelin's Bias towards Busyness; Need an Outstanding Meal? Then Wales Is a Gold Mine. So Why Don't We Have the Michelin Stars to Match? in the Latest Course in Our Food Week Special, Kathryn Williams Reports
Byline: Kathryn Williams WALES has a wealth of culinary talent and outstanding produce, yet we only have three establishments in the prestigious Michelin Guide. Although it's a definite bonus for those included, The Walnut Tree near Abergavenny,...
Easterby and His Scarlets in Confident Mood after Quins Triumph
Byline: SIMON THOMAS simon.thomas@walesonline.co.uk SIMON EASTERBY insists his Scarlets now fear no-one in this season's Heineken Cup following their stunning victory over Harlequins. Easterby's men dispatched Chris Robshaw's Quins in style at...
Education Minister Switches His Priority from Literacy to Poverty; AIM IS TO BREAK LINK BETWEEN POVERTY AND ATTAINMENT
Byline: GARETH EVANS Education Correspondent gareth.evans@walesonline.co.uk EDUCATION Minister Huw Lewis has made breaking the link between poverty and attainment his number one priority for Wales' schools system. Delivering his first major speech...
England Goal Ace Rooney Hails 'Good Times' as Brazil Awaits
Byline: SIMON STONE sport@walesonline.co.uk AT WEMBLEY STADIUM WAYNE ROONEY hailed what he believes are "good times" for England after the Three Lions booked their place at next summer's World Cup in Brazil. The striker's header set Roy Hodgson's...
'Evil' Killer Has Sentence Upped Five Years to 35; ARSONIST WIPED OUT FAMILY, INCLUDING OWN DAUGHTER
Byline: DARREN DEVINE darren.devine@walesonline.co.uk A GREAT-GRANDMOTHER who saw three generations of her family wiped out by a controlling and jealous killer said he should be given a whole-life term after his sentence was extended. Gwyneth...
Expanding Firm Picks New Financial Planner
NEWPORT-BASED based independent financial advisers, Carbon Financial Planning, has appointed a new chartered financial planner to service growing demands from clients. Chris Richardson, 35, from Clifton, Bristol, joins Carbon Financial Planning as...
Fantastic UK Holidays
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Festive River Cruises
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Final Word on Transfers Key to Malky Staying at Cardiff; Assurances Keep Malky at Cardiff
Byline: PHIL BLANCHE phil.blanche@walesonline.co.uk MALKY MACKAY decided to stay at Cardiff City after being assured he has the final word on all transfers. Mackay's future was thrown into doubt last week when head of recruitment Iain Moody,...
'Friction' Bodes Well for New Pieces in City-Centre Jigsaw; There Are Some Encouraging Property Developments in the Pipeline for Cardiff, as Business Editor Sion Barry Reports
Byline: Sion Barry CARDIFF'S commercial office market is looking in pretty good shape in terms of planned developments. However, there is currently a shortage of grade A office space; the best quality space required by indigenous businesses looking...
Government Makes Low Interest Loans Available for Start-Ups
ENTREPRENEURS starting a business will be able to apply for a low interest rate start-up loan as part of the Welsh Government Business Start Up service. The loans from the UK Governmentbacked scheme will be delivered through the Business Start Up service...
Great Value Coach Holidays
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Hearing Specialists Finance Further Expansion with SME Cash Support; MALMO LOOKING TO INCREASE ITS PRESENCE IN SOUTH WALES
Byline: SION BARRY Business Editor sion.barry@walesonline.co.uk FAMILY-OWNED audiology company Malmo Hearing is embarking on an expansion programme in South Wales after securing growth finance. The Bridgend-based firm has received PS80,000 debt...
Help for Alcoholics; COMMENT DEBATE & YOUR LETTERS TO THE NATIONAL NEWSPAPER OF WALES
| SIR - Next month is Alcoholics Anonymous Awareness Month. It is our hope, as non-alcoholic trustees of AA Great Britain, that this letter will change the perception of Alcoholics Anonymous and dispel various myths and prejudices about AA. AA...
Hula, Honolulu a Hylabalw Obama; WELSHCOLUMN
Byline: Dylan Iorwerth Ar ddarn o graig lafa ynghanol y Mor Tawel, mi ges i gip hollol wahanol ar yr anghydfod ariannol sydd wedi parlysu rhai o wasanaethau cyhoeddus America. Yno, yn Hawai'i, roedd gwraig ifanc leol newydd berfformio dawns ysbrydol...
'I Have Never Watched Anything like It - Your Performance Was the Best Acting I Have Seen' SIR ANTHONY HOPKINS' FAN EMAIL TO BREAKING BAD STAR
Byline: ROBIN TURNER robin.turner@walesonline.co.uk SIR Anthony Hopkins has dashed off a gushing fan letter to Breaking Bad actor Bryan Cranston after watching the entire 62-episode run of the Emmy Award-winning show in just two weeks. The Oscar-winning...
Infrastructure Projects Could Do with a Bit of the Grit and Graft of Yesteryear; THELONGVIEW WITH EMMA WATKINS
Byline: EMMA WATKINS WHEN it comes to discussing the future of our national infrastructure, it can quickly become a debate of extremes from frustration over traffic jams and poor service to concerns about environmental and financial costs. The...
Innovation: You Can Never Stop or You Go Backwards; Today the Welsh Government Launches a Six-Month Campaign in Association with the Western Mail to Promote Innovation in Welsh Businesses. Chris Kelsey Spoke to David Rosser, Welsh Government Director of Innovation, about the Campaign
Byline: Chris Kelsey WALES has a chance to move up from the Championship to the Premier League among European regions in terms of innovation according to the man in charge of the Welsh Government's bid to promote innovative businesses. David...
Jenkins' Bid for Financial Literacy Law Set to Be Launched in Senedd; AM WANTS EDUCATION AUTHORITIES INVOLVED
Byline: GRAHAM HENRY Senedd Correspondent graham.henry@walesonline.co.uk A LAW which intends to improve financial education in schools in a bid to tackle the scourge of payday lending will be debated for the first time by Assembly Members today....
LCRI: Transition to a Low Carbon Market; ADVERTISEMENT FEATURE LCRI Host Their Fifth Annual Conference in Llandudno
THE Low Carbon Research Institute (LCRI) will be hosting their fifth annual LCRI Conference 2013 on November 5 and 6 in Venue Cymru, Llandudno. The LCRI's Convergence Energy Programme, supported by the European Regional Development Fund through...
Life Term for Man Who Killed Big Issue Sellers
A MAN with severe mental health issues who stabbed two Big Issue sellers to death in a frenzied city centre knife attack has been jailed for life. John Ward, 23, of no fixed address, pleaded guilty to manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility...
Lions Heroes Must Step Up to Help Davies, Says Holmes
Byline: DELME PARFITT delme.parfitt@walesonline.co.uk LIONS heroes like Leigh LIONS heroes like Leigh Halfpenny and Sam Warburton hold the key to saving under-fire Phil Davies' skin at the Blues, according to Arms Park legend Terry Holmes. The...
London Children More in Touch with Nature Than Those from Wales; 'CHILDREN'S DETACHMENT POSES A THREAT TO NATURE'
Byline: LIZ DAY liz.day@walesonline.co.uk WALES may be a land of rugged mountains and pristine coastline, but Welsh children are less in touch with nature than their counterparts in London. These are the findings of a study commissioned by the...
Loom with a View; Raise Your Hand If You've Got Photos You Never Look at on Your Phone. Loom Is the Website That Wants to Change All That
LOOM (www.loom.com) is a new site for storing and sharing photos online. Of course, you could easily be forgiven for thinking "Wait, I thought we'd fixed photo sharing years ago". But it turns out, some people don't agree. These days, most people...
Lower Fuel Prices Fail to Work the Trick and Bring Down Inflation; RATE STUBBORNLY STUCK AT 2.7% DISAPPOINTS POLICYMAKERS
Byline: RUPERT HALL rupert.hall@walesonline.co.uk FALLING fuel prices failed to make a dent on inflation in September as it remained at 2.7%, against expectations of a slight fall. Lower costs at the petrol pumps were offset by an upward contribution...
Lying on Your CV in Internet Age Can Be a Risky Business; BETHAN DARWIN LAW & MORE
I'VE KNOWN for a long time that lawyers fib on their CVs. This is based on reading the "interests" sections of all the CVs I've seen over the years. All that fell walking and opera going, piano playing and volunteering - nobody lists what they...
Lyn Sets out His Stall for Tackling Henson
Byline: GARY BAKER sport@walesonline.co.uk IF anyone knows how to tackle the threat of Gavin Henson, then it is Dragons head coach Lyn Jones. The ex-Ospreys boss nurtured the prodigious talent through his early years and then took him under his...
McCanns 'Delighted' at Response to TV Appeal; SEVERAL CALLERS GAVE SAME NAME
Byline: ELLEN BRANAGH newsdesk@walesonline.co.uk MADELEINE MCCANN'S parents are "absolutely delighted" with the "overwhelming" response to a fresh appeal for information about her disappearance. In a statement yesterday, Kate and Gerry McCann...
McIlory Learns Lessons from a Year of Struggle
Byline: MARK BURTON sport@walesonline.co.uk TWO-TIME Major winner Rory McIlroy insists he has learned lessons from a difficult year which has seen him fail to register a single victory. However, the Northern Irishman refused to comment on rumours...
Morningserial
O ONE says anything. NThe room seems too bright: the electric lights, the new wireless on the sideboard. Finally Fuji says, 'Yes. Do what you can with it.' They offer us another whisky and we all accept. Even Campbell is more animated than I've...
MP 'Not Surprised' Top Police Job Went Begging
ALISON SANDERS alison.sanders@walesonline.co.uk 'LAST FOUR MONTHS HAS GIVEN POLICING IN GWENT A BAD NAME' A WELSH MP believes the preferred and only candidate for the job of Chief Constable at Gwent Police would have been in a stronger position if...
MP Urges Action to Stop OAPs Being Conned
FORMER Welsh Secretary Paul Murphy yesterday pressed for action to protect older people in Wales from fraud and scams. The Labour Torfaen MP called on the UK and Welsh Governments to work with the Royal Mail, phone companies and internet providers...
Mumsays
Byline: Abbie Wightwick T'S not a good time to be young. IFor the first time in a century a grandmother in her 80s can expect higher living standards than someone in their 20s - even if they're working. Low wages and rising living costs mean...
New Era as PS2.7m Lifeboat Makes Its Bow
THE Mumbles Lifeboat, which has a long history of bravery and tragedy, now has one of the most modern rescue vessels afloat after taking delivery of a PS2.7m Tamar class boat which was being shown off to the public at Swansea Marina yesterday. Named...
Operations in Danger from Staffing Crisis
Byline: SION MORGAN sion.morgan@walesonline.co.uk HOSPITAL SERVICES UNDER PRESSURE SURGICAL patients in Mid Wales face having operations cancelled due to a staffing crisis, it has been confirmed. The Western Mail understands that other services,...
O'Shea Pays Tribute to 'Fantastic' Irish Fightback
R OF IRELAND 3 KAZAKHSTAN 1 REPUBLIC OF IRELAND defender John O'Shea hailed his side's "fantastic" response after they overturned an early deficit to beat Kazakhstan 3-1 in their final World Cup qualifier last night. Kazakhstan took a spectacular...
Ospreys' Tandy Has No Regrets over Axing of Ace Evans
Byline: ANDY HOWELL andy.howell@walesonline.co.uk JUST over three months ago Ian Evans was celebrating the Lions beating Australia... now he can't get in the Ospreys team. Wales' lucky charm - Evans has won three Six Nations titles in being on...
Peaceful Parks 'Can Also Boost New Businesses' the Federation of Small Business Recently Reported the Difficulties Its Members in National Parks Faced with Planning Issues . Lead Officer for the National Parks Aneurin Phillips Says the Parks in Wales Support the Local Economy and Encourage Planning Applications
A FIFTH of Wales has been designated as national park and it is our duty to protect the special qualities that make those areas special. We do not recognise the picture that the Federation of Small Businesses paints of planning in the national parks,...
Pension Trust Sells Central Cardiff Offices
JOHN LEWIS Partnership Pension Trust has sold Golate House in the centre of Cardiff to a private investor for PS4.425m, representing a net initial yield of 14%. The building totals 55,016 sq ft (5,111 sq m), with retail and leisure units on the...
Police Honesty Queried in Wake of 'Plebgate'
Byline: JAMIE GRIERSON newsdesk@walesonline.co.uk A POLICE chief whose force spared three officers from misconduct hearings over claims they tried to discredit former Conservative chief whip Andrew Mitchell is to be summoned before MPs to explain...
Project to Provide Specialist Support Packages for Social Landlords; CHARITY BANK TEAMS UP WITH COMMUNITY HOUSING CYMRU
Byline: RUPERT HALL rupert.hall@walesonline.co.RUPERT HALL uk DISADVANTAGED communities in Wales could soon be transformed thanks to a series of support packages for social enterprises. Building Enterprise, a Community Housing Cymru (CHC) project...
Pupils Must Be Taught More about Managing Finances; Bethan Jenkins AM Will Present Her Financial Education and Inclusion Bill to the Assembly Today. Here, She Explains How It Would Improve the Way Finance Is Taught in Schools
Byline: Bethan Jenkins FEW things excite political argument quite like debt. But it is a feature of these times that while national governments and their oppositions seek to out-do each other in reducing deficits and so appeal to the electorate,...
Slim Vet Gets Herself into a Tight Spot to Save Dog Stuck 25m Down Crevice; RESCUE IS LAST HOPE FOR ANIMAL MISSING FOR TWO DAYS
Byline: MIKE JONES newsdesk@walesonline.co.uk A SLIGHTLY-BUILT vet saved a sheepdog stuck in a rocky crevice after mountain rescuers were too broad to reach him. Kes Taylor, 35, was brought in to wriggle down the tiny gap to reach the collie...
Stand-Up Davies Goes Old School for New Show; SMALL SCREEN
comedy legend (and Greg Davies lookalike) Rik Mayall, which was a dream come true for the actor. I''ve been compared to him facially for so long. I never, for a second, thought he would [say yes]. He''s one of my comedy heroes. Working with his...
Storm over Free Tickets for BBC's Singer Contest; INVESTIGATION FINDS THAT POLITICIANS GOT FREEBIES
Byline: MARTIN SHIPTON Chief Reporter martin.shipton@walesonline.co.uk THE BBC has come under fire after it emerged that hundreds of free tickets for the prestigious Cardiff Singer of the World competition were distributed to political parties and...
Super Ramsey and Battling Wales Give Hope for Big Future with Brussels Show; BELGIUM V WALES
Byline: CHRIS WATHAN chris.wathan@walesonline.co.uk AT THE KING BAUDOUIN STADIUM IT is not the first time Wales have done this to us. It is not the first time that when all is assumed lost, when it seems easier just to give up and accept the...
SWITCH ON TO ENERGY SAVINGS; WESTERN MAIL PROMOTIONAL FEATURE Great Financial Advice for Western Mail Readers
PENSIONER Peter Codd has chopped PS200 off his energy bill by simply switching to a different supplier. "I can't believe it took so little effort - just a quick phone call - to save that much cash,"says the 68-year-old former policeman from West...
'This Is Not One Person's War - All of Us Must Do Something' SUPERMODEL HITS OUT OVER FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION
Byline: JAMES MCCARTHY james.mccarthy@walesonline.co.uk CAMPAIGNING supermodel Waris Dirie has spoken about her fight against female genital mutilation that led to her receiving a woman of the year prize. The activist founded the Desert Flower...
Time to Reduce Unnecessary Energy Consumption for Your Business? ADVERTISEMENT FEATURE
BUSINESS owners seeKing a fresh way to reduce energy consumption while enhancing the quality of service offered to customers could benefit from a range of innovative new services offered by Smarta Technology. The home automation specialist has today...
Valleys Are Asked How to Spend Wind Fund
PEOPLE living in the Neath, Rhondda, Cynon and Afan Valleys are being asked to have their say on how a PS60m community fund generated through the development of a major wind farm should be spent. Swedish renewable energy giant Vattenfall is developing...
Volatility Cues Mixed Feelings; David Myrddin-Evans, Head of Brewin Dolphin Cardiff
THE threat of a US sovereign default was still firmly at the forefront of investor's concerns on Monday, although markets globally were positive amidst hopes that a deal might be reached. TheS&P 500 closed 0.4% higher and the FTSE 100 was up...
Wales in Need of Anorexia Unit, Says Petition; STUDENT SPEAKS OUT AFTER HER 110-MILE TREK TO CLINIC
Byline: GRAHAM HENRY Senedd Correspondent graham.henry@walesonline.co.uk A STUDENT who was forced to travel more than 100 miles across the border to be treated for anorexia has spoken out on her campaign to bring the first specialist treatment centre...
'Wales Needs 40 More AMs at PS10m a Year' ASSEMBLY UNDERPOWERED AND OVERSTRETCHED, CLAIMS REPORT MPs and Councillors 'To Go' to Pay for More AMs
Byline: GRAHAM HENRY Senedd Correspondent graham.henry@walesonline.co.uk THE number of Assembly Members should be raised by two thirds to a total of 100 in a bid to address an "underpowered, overstretched and under strain" democracy in Wales, a...
Wales NHS's PS153m Agency Bill Is Too High, Say Tories; 'THESE COSTS NEED TO BE URGENTLY CONTROLLED'
Byline: ALISON SANDERS alison.sanders@walesonline.co.uk THE NHS in Wales has been criticised for its reliance on locum and agency staff which cost more than PS150m over the last three years. Figures obtained by the Welsh Conservatives through...
War Horse Leads Charge to Capture Welsh Hearts
THE equine star of the National Theatre's production of War Horse made his debut in Wales yesterday. Joey, the life-size horse puppet from the critically-acclaimed stage production, wowed fans outside the Wales Millennium Centre (WMC) in Cardiff...
Warning over Millions Facing 'Unsuitable, Risky Pensions' OVERHAUL URGED OF DEFINED CONTRIBUTION SCHEMES
Byline: RUPERT HALL rupert.hall@walesonline.co.uk MILLIONS of workers will be exposed to "risky", hard-to-understand and outdated retirement saving schemes under the Government's landmark reforms, former Downing Street pensions adviser Ros Altmann...
Welsh Golf Mourning Loss of Sid Mouland
Byline: ANTHONY WOOLFORD anthony.woolford@walesonline.co.uk WELSH golf is in mourning with the death of record six-time PGA national champion Sid Mouland at the age of 80. The Kenilworth-based golfer was one of the best Welsh players of his era...
Whatever You Call It, Practical Help for the Poor and Hungry Is What Counts; Western Mail
THE scale of poverty and economic hardship in modern Wales is laid bare in statistics showing that 32,638 people were fed by a food bank between April and September. This compares with 12,377 in the same period in 2012. The volunteers who run these...
You Have to Figure out How to Take Reality and Turn It into Drama; Tom Hanks' New Movie Tells the Real Life Story of a Brave Captain Ambushed by Pirates. Susan Griffin Hears How He Prepared for the Role Being Tipped to Win Him Another Oscar Big Screen
TOM Hanks thumps down a set of steps into the room, head thrust forward, arms swinging by his side in slapstick fashion. It's quite an entrance and sets the tone for the interview because, despite the serious nature of his latest movie Captain Phillips,...