OUR PROJECT - The Rike's Adventures in Artificial Intelligence for a Sustainable Future in Agriculture

The Rike, a place not merely of commerce but of communion, where every leaf was a whisper from the past, every seed a promise for the future, and every crafted item a testament to the seamless blend of age-old tradition and sparkling innovation. The Rike was far more than a mere establishment; it was the embodiment of a mission—a mission dedicated to nourishing the community's soul and safeguarding the abundant blessings of Mother Earth.

Imagine yourself stepping into The Rike. As you cross the threshold, you're embraced by the rich, comforting aroma of herbal teas. Your eyes dance over the artisanal crafts, each with its own story, its own journey. The atmosphere envelops you, warm and welcoming, a gentle reminder that you've become a part of something truly extraordinary. Each product resting on the rustic wooden shelves doesn't just exist; it narrates a tale where tradition gracefully waltzes with technology, where yesteryears meet the possibilities of tomorrow.

In a visionary leap that set The Rike apart from the mundane, the minds behind it welcomed an unconventional ally into their fold—Artificial Intelligence (AI). But this was not the AI of cold, distant tales; this was an AI with a touch as gentle as the morning dew, a heart as rich as the earth itself. It was AI that imbued The Rike's farmers with wisdom—the knowledge of when to sow and when to reap, ensuring every cup of tea held the highest promise of quality, and even the foresight of weather patterns!

Let's turn the pages of this tale to Mr. Jack, a farmer whose life found a new rhythm with The Rike. Before the advent of The Rike, farming for Mr. Jack was akin to navigating a labyrinth without a map. But then came The Rike, introducing him to WREF—a marvel that didn't just predict the weather but also attuned him to the silent murmurs of his crops. It was akin to having a magical orb, not just for glimpsing the future but for nurturing life!

With WREF's vigilant guidance, Mr. Jack transformed his farm into a sanctuary where even the slightest hint of a flood turned into a well-rehearsed ballet of preparedness and protection. WREF stood by him, not just as a tool but as a guardian, a sentinel coded in the language of care and foresight.

The Rike's ethos was about weaving a vibrant tapestry of connections, threading farmer to market, human to nature, individual to the planet. It wasn't merely about trading tea; it was about pouring out a cup of sustainability for the world to share. The vision was lucid and profound—to foster a global fellowship where the heartbeat of technology resonates with the pulse of tradition, where every sip of tea is a nurturing touch for both the soul and the soil.

Yet, the narrative of The Rike is far from its final chapter. It's merely the dawn, the first light of a future where farmers like Mr. Jack rest easier, where tea aficionados relish every sip, conscious of being part of an expansive, meaningful movement, and where AI transcends intellect to embody empathy and ecological stewardship.

In the fertile heart of Asia, The Rike continues to flourish, nurturing every leaf, every seed, and every crafted marvel, all the while staying deeply rooted in the rich legacy of the land and gazing resolutely towards the horizons of innovation and sustainability.

So, here's to The Rike—a haven where every leaf has a saga to tell, where every tale is a stride towards a world more verdant, more compassionate. And when you find yourself cradling a cup of tea from The Rike, remember, you're not just savoring a beverage; you're partaking in a legacy as timeless as the earth and as promising as the dawn. Welcome to The Rike, where each sip is a narrative, each narrative a step towards a future sustainable and bright. 🌱

In the heart of a lush, verdant valley, there's a place where the future of agriculture and tradition blend seamlessly together – welcome to the world of The Rike. It's a world where each leaf and seed tells its own story, a tale of nature, nurture, and technology.

The Dawn of a New Era in Agriculture

Meet Mr. Jack, a farmer with a spirit as rich as the soil he tends. He's one of the many souls who have woven their lives into the fabric of The Rike. Mr. Jack's farm, a tapestry of green, is more than just land and crops. It's a testament to the future, a future where each blade of grass knows the symphony of nature and the rhythm of innovation.

Enter WREF, the beacon of this new era. It's not just a tool; it's Mr. Jack's companion, his guide through the seasons. WREF whispers to him the secrets of the skies – when the rains will come, when the sun will shine brightest. It helps him understand the language of his crops, telling him when they're thirsty, when they're basking in health, and even when they might feel a little under the weather.

But WREF is more than just a weather forecaster or a crop doctor. It's the bridge between Mr. Jack's traditional wisdom and the frontiers of technology. It's how The Rike ensures that every leaf that goes into your tea cup carries the legacy of the past and the promise of the future.

The Marketplace of Memories

Imagine a marketplace, not of commerce, but of stories and memories. This is where The Rike comes alive, a place where every product is a chapter, every purchase a continuation of the story. Here, in this marketplace of memories, you don't just buy tea; you become a part of its journey from Mr. Jack's farm to your home.

In the world of The Rike, things are different. You don't find shelves cramped with products. Instead, you find experiences waiting to unfold. Why keep a closet full of gadgets and tools when they can be summoned right to your doorstep, just in time to add their verse to your story?

The Green Symphony

Back on Mr. Jack's farm, life is a symphony conducted by nature and orchestrated by WREF. It's a symphony of growth, of life, and of harmony. Here, every element plays its part – the sun, the rain, the earth, and the seed. WREF ensures that this symphony plays in perfect harmony, balancing the needs of nature with the wisdom of technology.

But the symphony of The Rike isn't confined to Mr. Jack's farm. It extends into the heart of the city, into homes, and into lives. It's in the air you breathe, the tea you sip, and the community you're part of. It's a symphony that sings of sustainability and of a future where every sip tells a story, and every story is a pledge to the earth.

The Canvas of Innovation

The Rike is more than a tea shop or a farmer's ally. It's a canvas where innovation meets tradition, where every stroke paints a future of sustainability and harmony. With WREF, The Rike isn't just growing crops; it's cultivating a future where technology and nature walk hand in hand.

In this canvas of innovation, every color, every line tells a story—a story of change, of hope, and of a future we're building together. It's a story that begins in the heart of nature, in the hands of farmers like Mr. Jack, and finds its way into the heart of the city, into homes, and into lives.

A Shared Journey

As you embark on this journey with The Rike, remember, you're not just a part of a story. You're a storyteller. With every cup of tea, with every seed that sprouts, you're weaving your verse into this saga of sustainability and innovation.

Welcome to The Rike, where every leaf tells a story, where every sip is a journey, and where every journey is a step towards a greener, more sustainable future. Here, in the world of The Rike, you're not just embracing a product; you're embracing a legacy—a legacy of the earth, of Mr. Jack, and of a future we're crafting together. 🌱✨

 

 

Your support is a key ingredient in this brew of change. Every contribution takes us one step closer to a future where quality health products are accessible, farmers are empowered, and agriculture is sustainable. This isn't just a business initiative; it's a movement towards a healthier, greener future.

Join us, and let’s 'Sip Sustainability' together.

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Circular Economy - an Essential Future

The Earth's life cycle operates in a way that sustains life. It's a simple concept. One organism's waste is another organism's food. The end result is everything returning to the Earth in one form or another. But over the years, the promise of development has seduced us, humans. Progress now equates to destruction, and we have blindly accepted this new definition. Think about it. Is it really progress if it comes at the cost of more lives for the benefit of a few?

The life cycle that the Earth has mapped out conveniently has been broken to cater to human convenience. The circular economy mimics the Earth's living model. The idea of matter finding its way back to contribute to the lives of others. On the other hand, humans have not been able to bear what is now referred to as the linear economy approach - TAKE, MAKE, DISPOSE, or what is commonly known as consumerism. A new shoe release and we rush to buy, a new phone and we plan to discard the old ones, a new shampoo ad with glossy hair, and we rush to the supermarket to buy it.

One might ask, what's wrong with this lifestyle? After all, what is an economy if not for such innovations? The problem is that the Earth can never recover to sustain this level of consumption. We are depleting finite resources, and tons of waste end up rotting in landfills, choking other forms of life. We are not only destroying the lives of these plants and animals but also our own. This information is not new. We are all aware of human devastation on Earth. But it seems that the comfortable lives we lead have made us too complacent to let go of it.

No matter how comfortable we are with this lifestyle, we will surely not feel the same in the years to come. Simply put, there is no other choice but to shift our lives towards a more sustainable one. The concept of the circular economy precisely brings about this change.

Circular Economy in the 21st Century Source: UNIDO Empowering through Local Production: This model puts the local community at the core of beneficiaries. With locally-sourced raw materials, this concept ensures equal access and benefit of production to vulnerable communities outside the loop in transactions.

Revenue remains within the community, promoting poverty reduction and empowerment by building the productive capacity of all social groups. The livelihood project of The Rike precisely targets this aspect of the circular economy. The company's core revolves around the repetition of Gandhi's model of Swarajya, self-sufficiency and circular economy, and Swadeshi, the model of local production and consumption.

The Path to Zero Waste: Reusing and recycling materials would certainly lead to low resource consumption, and with conscious material use and responsible waste management, the model prevents tons of waste from overflowing landfills.

Why Businesses Should Adopt it in a Pure Economic Perspective? What Does It Mean for Humanity?

With the current rate of consumption, we can be sure that we will soon run out of natural resources to rely on, and that comes with a global economic cost. At the beginning of the century, the price of natural resources has been rising due to its scarcity. Continuous oil shocks have created a path for economic recession, and our vulnerability due to its dependence will eventually lead us into a chaotic world if we haven't arrived there yet.

The cost of resources will skyrocket, leaving mere survival as a luxury. This may seem dramatic and exaggerated, but it is very much possible, especially in causing vulnerability for developing economies. UNIDO observes that the circular economy will address this dual challenge, reversing the resource consumption in developing countries and subsequently resource depletion, climate change, and poverty. So, the question is, why don't we change our ways?

Companies save money, consumers live better and more ethically. The world becomes a better place to live, and the environment around us will certainly be more friendly to us humans. This throwaway culture we are currently living is leading us down a rabbit hole. A circular economy offers us an escape route to become better and make our future prosperous.

That being said, there are many organizations that have adopted the circular economy approach, but it's not enough to create a greater impact. This only proves that the potential for a better future is hindered not by techniques but by conscious choices. We need to stop seeing nature as a separate entity, detached from human life. We originate from nature's processes, and in the bigger picture, the destruction of nature will ultimately be our destruction.

The Rike's Journey

Our journey started with a shared love for nature and a deep respect for royal values. As a team of health enthusiasts and design lovers, we began The Rike Inc. to bridge a gap we saw in the market. We recognized the potential for an herbal tea business that not only catered to those seeking a healthier lifestyle but also held strong roots in sustainable farming and ethical sourcing.

In the heart of Asia, we found experienced farmers, skilled experts, and passionate young entrepreneurs willing to join us in this venture. We saw a chance to boost the economy of the rural farming community while bringing high-quality organic herbal tea to consumers.

We are establishing a cooperative for tea leaf and seed production can bring numerous benefits to the members involved. Cooperatives are known for promoting economic democracy, fostering cooperation, and empowering individuals in various industries.

A cooperative is a socio-economic model where members come together, share resources and work collectively to achieve common goals. 

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Benefits of cooperatives:

Connecting farmers: The cooperative will provide a platform for farmers in the region to connect, share experiences and gather resources. This helps to strengthen solidarity and common development among farming communities.

Producing high-quality tea buds and seeds: Through cooperation, we can share knowledge and techniques for producing high-quality tea buds and seeds, thereby improving product quality and increasing prices. commercial value.

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Savings: Cooperatives increase farmers' competitiveness by reducing production costs by consolidating equipment and raw materials. Integrated sustainable development Adopt sustainable farming methods: The cooperative will promote the use of organic and sustainable farming practices, protect the environment and provide consumers with healthy and safe goods.

Creating a sustainable supply chain: The cooperative will seek to connect with business partners and support groups with the goal of building a sustainable supply chain across from production to consumption and adding value to customers. neighboring areas.

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Recession, Deflation and early recovery cycle:

During times of economic crisis, such as recession, deflation and early recovery, cooperatives play a vital role in helping farmers overcome difficulties. By sharing resources, knowledge, and techniques, cooperatives strengthen competitiveness and prepare to seize early economic recovery opportunities.

Resource pooling: Encourage members to pool their resources, such as land, equipment, knowledge, and labor. This collective effort helps to optimize production, reduce costs, and create economies of scale. It also fosters knowledge sharing and skill development among members.

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Cooperative management: Create an effective management system for the cooperative's business activities. This may include setting up a board of directors or management committee responsible for making strategic decisions, monitoring financial matters and organizing activities related to tea leaf and seed production.

Capacity building for members and training them will help them become more proficient in tea and tea seed production. This may include farming, harvesting, processing and quality assurance methods. improve the background knowledge of members to increase output and competitiveness.

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Networking and collaboration: Explore opportunities for collaboration with other tea producers, cooperatives, research institutions, or industry associations. This can facilitate knowledge exchange, access to markets, and the adoption of best practices.

Implementing a circular economy approach in tea leaf and seed production can bring about significant environmental and economic benefits. The circular economy aims to minimize waste, maximize resource efficiency, and promote the reuse, recycling, and regeneration of materials. Here are some ways we will use this round of funding to integrate circular economy principles into tea leaf and seed production:

Organic farming practices: Emphasize organic farming methods to reduce the use of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides. Organic practices promote soil health, biodiversity, and the natural nutrient cycle, aligning with the principles of the circular economy.

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Composting and waste management: Establish a system for composting tea leaves and seeds, such as pruning residues, leftover tea leaves and processing by-products. Compost can be used as an organic fertilizer, closing the nutrient loop and reducing the need for external inputs.

Water management: Implement efficient irrigation systems to minimize water consumption and prevent water waste. Consider rainwater collection and treatment for irrigation purposes. Plus, discover ways to recycle and reuse the water used in tea making to reduce water usage.

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Product diversification and waste pricing: Look for opportunities to diversify tea leaf and seed products to maximize resource use. For example, consider producing specialty teas, herbal blends, or tea-based cosmetics from tea leaves.

Use tea seed oil in various applications, such as food, cosmetics or biofuels to extract maximum value from the seeds.

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Packaging and waste reduction: Opt for sustainable packaging materials, such as biodegradable or compostable materials, to minimize waste generation. Encourage the use of refillable or reusable containers for tea products, reducing single-use packaging.

Collaboration and supply chain optimization: Collaborate with local farmers, cooperatives, and stakeholders to create a closed-loop supply chain. This can involve exchanging agricultural byproducts or residues with other producers for mutual benefit. Sharing resources, equipment, or knowledge can optimize production efficiency and reduce waste.

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Educate and engage consumers: Educate consumers about the principles of the circular economy and the environmental benefits of supporting sustainable tea nut and leaf production. Encourage responsible consumption practices, such as composting tea waste, using reusable tea filters, or choosing products with eco-friendly packaging.

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Lifecycle assessment and continuous improvement: Conduct lifecycle assessments to evaluate the environmental impacts of tea leaf and seed production. Identify areas for improvement, such as energy efficiency, waste reduction, or water conservation, and implement strategies to continually enhance the circularity of the production process.

By embracing circular economy principles in tea leaf and seed production, you can minimize waste, reduce environmental impact, and create a more sustainable and resilient tea industry. This approach not only benefits the environment but also contributes to the long-term viability and profitability of the sector.

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Conclusion:

Building a cooperative producing tea buds and tea varieties is a model that embraces sacredness, local economy, and sustainable development. By connecting farmers, improving product quality, and promoting sustainable farming methods, we can contribute to developing farming communities and the local economy.

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Our Team

Behind every sip of our aromatic tea and every packet of our seeds is a dedicated team working tirelessly to bring you the very best. Our team at The Rike Inc. is a diverse mix of individuals united by a shared passion for nature, health and royal design.

Our team extends to hardworking farmers in Asia and the United States, young aspiring entrepreneurs who support us, and diligent employees who ensure smooth day-to-day operations. Each individual brings a unique strength to our table, making us more than just a company - we are a community, a family.

We pride ourselves on having a team that is not only experienced and skilled, but passionately committed to our mission of promoting health, sustainability and affordable luxury.

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Our Production and Manufacturing

We have our manufacturing facilities all lined up. From R&D, USDA Organic Certified Facilities Farm and USA Co-Packer Manufacturer, safety test and certifications, ISO certified production line, to long-term shipping partners, Amazon, and logistic fulfilment centers. Everything's ready, once we meet the crowdfunding goal, we are prepared to kickstart production.

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Our Products

At The Rike, every sip of tea should be a journey that begins in the fertile fields  and ends in your teacup, delivering a rich blend of taste, health, and sustainability. Our products are not just commodities, but handpicked tales of nature's bounty transformed into a royal experience.

We offer a variety of herbal teas, each unique in flavor and health benefits. From the invigorating freshness of peppermint tea, known for its digestive benefits, to the soothing calm of chamomile tea, perfect for a relaxing evening, our range is curated to cater to every mood and need.

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But this is not just tea. We also stock a wide range of high-quality seeds that home farmers and hobbyists will love. These seeds show how much we care about sustainability; you can use them to bring some of our ideas into your home and yard.

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Every product we offer maintains the royal quality we pride ourselves on. Our meticulous sourcing and production process ensures that with every pack you purchase, you're getting a product that is ethically sourced, sustainably produced, and crafted with care.

Our Customers and Reviews

In the past, we have partnered with KOLs by giving away best-selling tea products, listening to their honest feedback and reviews, and finding ways to manage product quality better. As a result, these KOLs all become our regular customers and give positive feedback. "More than tea, this is by far one of the best teas I've ever had; the aroma is perfect, and the customer service they provide is exceptional as well," - they said.

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Our Mission Moving Forward

Competitive Strategy

We aim to focus on a niche market, investing in research to exploit product resources and tailoring our offering to better meet our customers' needs. Recognizing the power of engaging content and strong visuals, we will dedicate resources to create captivating images, compelling product descriptions, and authentic customer reviews. We believe that a good story can make a world of difference.

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To keep our products competitive and appealing, we plan to offer various promotional policies and events such as discounts, gift-giving, and 'buy two get one free' deals. Through thoughtful packaging, certified quality, and collaboration with US copacker manufacturing, we will ensure our bestseller herbal products continue to stand out in the market.

Logistics and Packaging

But our plans don't stop at marketing. We're planning to deploy teams internationally and in the US for sales, marketing, and customer service. We're also in talks with logistics and packaging corporations to streamline our delivery process.

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Production

In terms of production, we have exciting plans. We are partnering with the Viet Nam Kontum manufacturing farm to manage and cultivate the Kontum Acres food forest garden on a large scale. We will also coordinate with our USA Farm facility and small-scale farm partners in Asia, Africa to ensure a consistent supply of herbs all year round.

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Media and Marketing

As we grow, we plan to collaborate with key opinion leaders in the US to promote The Rike products and boost our brand presence. We aim to publicize our mission through prominent news outlets such as CNN, Business Insider, BC, Fox, Bloomberg, and leverage digital advertising platforms like Google AdWords.

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Social media will be a key part of our strategy to connect with customers, sharing valuable content that speaks not just to the physical, but the spiritual. We aim to become a brand that brings hope, encourages peace, and helps people find meaning and purpose.

Your support will enable us to turn these plans into reality, to grow The Rike Inc. into a brand synonymous with health, sustainability, and royal quality. Together, we can brew a brighter future.

Risks & Challenges

Entering a fundraising campaign signifies the start of an exciting journey, and like any journey, it comes with its set of challenges and risks. At The Rike Inc., we are determined to tackle any hurdles with transparency and dedication.

With our years of experience in herbal product development, we have immense confidence in our product quality, user experience, and delivery schedule. However, the recent global events have taught us the importance of preparedness. Supply chains, logistics, and delivery systems have seen unprecedented volatility during the pandemic, a risk that we are fully aware of. In response, we've developed alternative plans and systems to mitigate any potential disruptions.

Another potential challenge we foresee is an unexpected herb shortage, an external factor beyond our control. Understanding this risk, we've secured our project with our suppliers and reserved a specific stock to ensure consistent product availability. In the event of a supply issue, our strong relationship with our suppliers and our diverse sourcing strategy will be our first line of defense.

We cannot promise a journey devoid of challenges, but we can promise to navigate them with complete transparency and unwavering commitment. If anything, unexpected occurs, we will keep our backers fully updated on the situation and our approach to resolving it. We have confidence in our preparedness and resilience, and we are committed to fulfilling what we've promised. With your support, we can overcome these challenges together and move towards a healthier and more sustainable future.

Thank you so much!

Cryptocurrency Donation

Dear Backers,

We are thrilled to announce that our Indiegogo campaign now accepts cryptocurrency donations! Embracing the future of finance, we are offering you a more secure, transparent, and efficient way to support our project. Join the digital revolution and become part of our success story by contributing through popular cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Ethereum, and more.

Secure and Private Transactions:

When you fund our campaign with cryptocurrency, your transactions are protected by the robust security of blockchain technology. Say goodbye to worries about sensitive financial data; your personal information remains private throughout the process.

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Faster and Lower Fees:

By utilizing cryptocurrencies, we can process contributions more quickly, allowing us to focus on bringing our project to life. Additionally, cryptocurrency transactions often come with lower fees compared to traditional payment methods, maximizing the impact of your support.

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Global Reach:

Cryptocurrency donations enable us to reach backers worldwide, breaking down barriers and fostering a truly global community. Whether you're in the same city or on the other side of the planet, you can now easily contribute to our campaign.

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Enhanced Transparency:

With every cryptocurrency transaction recorded on the blockchain, you gain full transparency into how your donation is utilized. You can easily track and verify the movement of funds, ensuring complete accountability and trust.

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Showcasing Innovation:
We believe in the power of cutting-edge technology and are excited to be among the few campaigns embracing cryptocurrency donations. Your contribution is not just funding our project; it's a statement supporting the advancement of decentralized finance.

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How to Contribute with Cryptocurrency:

1. Visit our Indiegogo campaign page.

2. Select the "Contribute Now" option.

3. Choose "Cryptocurrency" as your payment method.

Send the donation amount in USDT to the following wallet address:

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Network: TRC20

Make sure to include this note: "Donation to The Rike Project" in the payment memo or description field.

4. Follow the simple instructions to complete the transaction securely.

Together, let's revolutionize the way we fund creative projects and pioneer the future of fundraising. Thank you for being a part of our journey and helping us turn our vision into reality.