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Primaduta Award for Lebanese Businessman

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The Indonesian Embassy in Beirut has acknowledged its continued support for trade cooperation improvement between Indonesia and Lebanon. Indonesian Ambassador to Lebanon Hajriyanto Y Thohari gave the Primaduta Award to Lebanese businessman and importer, George R Fattouh. The award was given for his service in helping market Indonesian products in Paris from the Middle East. The award was given at a ceremony at the Indonesian Embassy in Beirut, Thursday (11/1)  Fatough, is the owner of George R. Fattouh S.A.L, a business that has been importing Indonesian products since the 1980s. It has a range of products, including: palm oil and its derivatives, oil and fats (including cocoa butter substitute, fat spread, hydrogenated palm kernel oil, and lauric confectionery fats), cardboard, stationary, and school equipment. Some Indonesian products are now even available at famous retail networks, such as Spinney’s and Carrefour. In 2022, the value imported by George R. Fattough S.A.L of Indonesian products, was 981.3 million USD. This was a 149.5 million USD increase when compared to 2021. Fattouh said Indonesian products are known for their quality and are in high demand in Lebanese markets. However, he said, the challenge now is increasing freight costs due to security challenges in the region. 

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Listeners, a number of delicious dishes were served to the guests of Dhaup Ageng Pura Pakualaman Yogyakarta, at the wedding reception of the youngest son of K.G.P.A.A. Paku Alam X, namely B.P.H. Kusumo Kuntonugroho with Laily Annisa Kusumastuti which was held on January 10, 2024.Head of the Customs and Accommodation Division, Dhaup Ageng Pura Pakualaman, KRT Radyo Wisroyo said that the menu served to guests was quite varied. These menus are typical menus prepared by Pakualaman Pura, Indonesian menus and western food menus were also available. All invited guests including VIP and VVIP guests got the same menu. The first menu served to welcome guests, namely two types of welcome drink, namely lime lemongrass and ginger drink with lime. The welcome drink was given when guests sat down and watched the Bedhaya Sidamukti and Bedhaya Kakung Indrawidagda dance performances. Next, they gotsnacks for appetizer such as croquettes and other light snacks. There is a snack that is considered quite special and rare called Garulina. Garulina was the opening snack at the Pahargyan Dhaup Ageng Pakualaman lunch on the first day. Garulina has been around since the era before Indonesian independence. Garulina is actually not a typical Central Javanese food. It looks like the Lapis Legit layered cake, but there is something different, because there is a special layer like vla which is made from fresh milk, eggs and sugar. To get this sweet snack, Pakulaman Temple has to place a special order from the third generation of makers who have been pioneering since the 1950s. In Jogja, Garulina is very difficult to find and is considered rare because it is not sold every day.

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April

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Two kinds of Indonesian culinary: Gado Gado and Soto Betawi attracted the attention of visitors at the Indonesian Culinary Promotion in Vancouver, Canada, which was held by Indonesian Consulate General (KJRI) in Vancouver and the Indonesian Diaspora in Canada. Vice Consul of Indonesian Consulate General in Vancouver, Firman Priambodo told Antara London on Tuesday (April 2) that various Indonesian dishes were promoted at the event entitled the first "Kuliner Lunch Series" at the Holy Crab Restaurant, Vancouver, Canada recently. The Indonesian Culinary Promotion aimed at boosting bilateral cooperation of both countries in cultural, tourism, and trade affairs. Indonesian Consul General in Vancouver Tuti Irman launched the event. Tuti also appreciated visitors who came from other cities for example Victoria to attend the event.

Indonesian Ambassador to Argentine, Niniek Kun Naryatie promoted a slogan entitled "Indonesia Para Vos" or "Indonesia for You" at a business forum held on Thursday (March 28). The slogan represents Indonesia's willingness and commitment to exploring business opportunities in Argentine and establishing more trade partnerships with the country. Ambassador Niniek Kun Naryatie remarked that trade partnership between Indonesia and Argentine has shown good progress although it needs to be optimized. Therefore, both countries need to take measures to develop their trade partnerships. In a bid to develop the economic cooperation of both countries, Indonesian Embassy in Buenos Aires held a business forum to attract Argentinian businesspeople to explore the trade potentials in Indonesia.

The last information is from Johnnesburg, South Africa. The Global Business Roundtable Exhibition (GBR) is an event that helps improving economic cooperation between Indonesia and South Africa. Indonesian Ambassador in Pretoria, Salman Al Farisi at the expo held from 27-29 March 2019 said that at the exhibition, Indonesia introduced a digital platform to market Indonesian products which can be accessed easily anytime and anywhere. Indonesian Embassy in Pretoria and Indonesian Trade Promotion Center (ITPC) participated in the GBR Exhibition by featuring a booth which showcased Indonesian featured products such as automotive, shoes, foods, and beverages. In addition, the booth also promoted the 10 New Bali destinations and disseminated information about the Trade Expo Indonesia event in October 2019.

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April

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Indonesian Ambassador to Federation of Russia and Republic of Belarus, M. Wahid Supriyadi views that halal food, coffee product and Muslim clothes are very potential to be marketed in Dagestan, Russia. In addition, Indonesian products also enter to other Caucasian regions, Russia such as Chechnya and neighbor countries such as Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan. Head of Information, Social and Cultural Function, Indonesian embassy Moscow, Adiguna Wijaya to Antara London said on Monday that some famous entrepreneurs in Indonesia have declared to explore business in Dagestan. The first step is to involve 11 Indonesian entrepreneurs at Kazan Summit on April 24-26, 2019 in Republic of Tatarstan whose majority population is Muslims.

Indonesian products such as coffee, peanut and candies are loved in Jordan. It is viewed from import value of PT Albushnaq which reaches US$8 million dollars or RpRp113 millions. Around 220 containers of Indonesian products have been imported by retail companies from Jordan since 1996. General Manager of PT Albushnaq, Muhammad Bushnaq said that he has worked with companies in Indonesia, such as PT Mayora, PT Manohara, and PT Kapal Api. The bestselling products are candies, ginger candies, biscuit and sachet coffee. Bushnaq plans to expand cooperation with various companies in Indonesia.

Indonesia Festival in Scotland has just been held with the title ‘Zamrud Khatulistiwa’. The theme was taken to introduce culture, culinary and the beauty of Indonesia to international community. There were three series events of Indonesia Festival 2019 at three big cities in Scotland, namely Edinburg, Glasgow, and Aberdeen. Aberdeen was the last city of the series events, held on March 23 and placed at ST Machar Academy Aberdeen. The event which was conducted by Indonesian Student Association and Indonesian community who live in Aberdeen, played video about Indonesia, Angklung performance which was accompanied by band. Addition, there was also fashion show of traditional clothes from 10 provinces in Indonesia.

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Indonesian government is holding two trainings for Palestinian and Jordanian officials. The two trainings is participated in by officials and staffs of Ministry and Agency of the government in Palestine and Jordan. Meanwhile, expert who gives materials of the two trainings, comes from Indonesia’s Government / Goods and Services Procurement Policy Agency and Ministry of Finance. The training which is held for 3 days starting from March 26-28, was officially opened by Director of Middle East, Foreign Affairs Ministry, Sunarko. In his speech, Sunarko said that the training is one of fulfillment of Indonesia's commitment which is mandated by the opening of the Constitution of the Republic of Indonesia 1945, in particular the abolition of occupation over the world and participation in carrying out world order based on freedom, eternal peace and social justice. The Indonesian government hopes the two trainings is able to increase the capacity, knowledge and skill of government and people of Palestine and Jordan.

The Indonesian Gamelan concert and dance Indonesia which was conducted on cooperation between Indonesian Embassy in Wellington, New Zealand School of Music (NZSM), and Gamelan Wellington: Padhang Moncar and Taniwha Jaya was successful and attended by a lot of audiences. Press release from the Indonesian Embassy Wellington in Jakarta, on Tuesday (26/3) said that Director of New Zealand School of Music, Sally Jane welcomed the gamelan concert and dance which presented collaboration of two gamelan, namely Balinese and Javanese gamelan, that succeeded to entertain hundreds of art lovers who flocked Aula of Victoria University. Meanwhile, staff of the Indonesian Embassy Wellington, Adek Triana Yudhaswari who represented Indonesian Ambassador Tantowi Yahya said that she appreciated the active role of NZSM and Gamelan Wellington in promoting Indonesian art and culture, especially gamelan and dance to students and community of New Zealand.

Indonesian Embassy Khartoum conducted Da'i Entrepreneur training with the theme "Aku Mahasiswa Indonesia Bermindset Entrepreneur, Berahlaq Mulia dan Berintegritas" or in English means “I am Indonesian student who has An Entrepreneual Miindset, Noble Moras and Integrity” which was participated in by 100 Indonesian students in Khartoum. Indonesian Ambassador to Sudan, Rossalis R. Adenan said that the training is not only a form of effort and awareness of the Indonesian Embassy Khartoum in coaching and synergy with Indonesian citizens in Sudan, in this regard students in Sudan, but it is also an effort to give provision of personal independencewhich cannot be obtained at their college. From the training, it is hoped the participants after finishing their studies, are able to contribute positively for development of Indonesian, among other by being an entrepreneur which also creates work-field in the mid of world tight competition.

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March

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The most famous two boy-bands from South Korea Selatan, Super Junior and TVXQ visited Indonesia starting from March 20-23. They promoted Indonesian tourism. Tourism Ministry also facilitated their attendance in Indonesia. Their attendance is expected to be able to make Indonesian tourism more well-known in the world. A number of destinations visited by Super Junior and TVXQ during in Yogyakarta are like Borobudur temple, Prambanan temple, Tamansari, Kalisuci Cave Tubing, Sultan Palace, Malioboro, Kampung Bule, Jamblang cave, Kalisuci cave, and Parangtritis beach. Head of Public Communication Bureau of Tourism Ministry, Guntur Sakti said on Friday, March 22 that their arrival was to make film and vlog content on channel and TV program TV which will be shown in September 2019.

Betawi’s culture showed its enchantment in Super Design Show. The event was held on March 21. This was a series of the largest design event in the world, Milan Design Week 2019. In the Super Design Show this year, Betawi’s culture was displayed by Indonesian Contemporary Art & Design (ICAD). ICAD collaborated with provincial government of Jakarta, with the theme ‘Essential Jakarta’. There were 8 icons of Betawi which were highlighted. They are Ondel-ondel, Kembang Kelapa, Gigi Balang ornament, Sadariah clothes, Kebaya Kerancang, Batik Betawi, Kerak Telor, and Bir Pletok. Then, the traditional foods, such as Gado-gado and Soto Betawi were served during the event. On the pavilion with 200 meters wide, ICAD explored Betawi’s traditional icons which succeeded to adapt with modern life. 

A singer from Indonesia achieved international award. After Agnez Mo achieved award in the United States of America, now a Dangdut singer, Via Vallen received an award as Special Guest from Indonesia from BraVo Awards 2019 which was held at The State Kremlin Palace, Moscow, Russia recently. Earlier, the award had been received by Sandhy Sondoro who achieved the award in International Professional Music Awards "BraVo" that was held at The State Kremlin Palace, Moscow, Russia last year.

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March

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To attract Russian tourists, Indonesia participated again in the largest tourism exhibition in Russia, "26th Moscow International Travel & Tourism Exhibition "(MITT) in Moscow, Russia, which was held on March 12-14, 2019. Indonesia presented a pavilion with 70 meters wide, which was representative and interesting for the visitors to look around. They could also enjoy coffee from various Indonesian regions, which were specially presented by Indonesian Barista.

Lampung province promoted culture and tourism and the superiority of the region in the event of “Place2Go International Tourism Fair”, in the capital city of Croatia, Zagreb. The exhibition is an annual agenda which is quite big in East European territory that is developing rapidly. This was stated by Governor of Lampung, Muhammad Ridho Ficardo in a press release which was received in Bandarlampung on Saturday (16/3/2019). Meanwhile, Indonesian Ambassador to Croatia, Sjahroedin ZP, explained that high colleges of Croatia also established cooperation with many high colleges on Java Island. University of Zagreb also established cooperation with Lampung University.

Colombian government made an official visit to Bali province to strengthen relations. This was conveyed by Colombian Ambassador, Juan C Valencia when meeting Governor of Bali, Wayan Koster in Denpasar, Bali on Friday (15/3). Ambassador Juan also said that Colombian Foreign Affairs Minister, Maria Angela Holguin will visit Bali in April. Meanwhile, in March, as many as 27 mayors throughout Colombia also plan to conduct comparative study in Bali. They view that Bali is one of regions which succeeds in developing creative economy. Ambassador Juan also added that the government of Colombia also wants to study how to manage eco-tourism. Even for the future, Bali is hoped to be able to realize sister-city cooperation with one of the tourism destinations in Colombia, namely Cartagena.

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March

Monica Hapsari is a graphic designer who was born in Jakarta in 1983. Her work experience as an illustrator and a women’s fashion designer contributes to making her works look girly and attractive. She also pays attention to every detail in her design. Monica or familiarly known as Monic is also a vocalist of Pandai Besi group and a fashion lecturer. Monic has fallen in love with arts since she was a child and she has engaged in textile arts since 14 years ago. Monica Hapsari is known through her first illustration published on GADIS Annual Edition 2007. Monica’s work won the 7 Asia Media Award in Macau, China in the category of “the Best Design and Illustration for Magazines with More than 50,000 exemplars”. Monica then tries to enhance her experience in fashion industry by working as a stylist mode in house at a renowned fashion magazine called A+. In 2009, Monica held her first group exhibition which displayed her bead paintings at Ruang Rupa, an art gallery in Jakarta. She currently works as a freelance fashion stylist, illustrator, and visual artist. Her paintings and illustrations have been published in many prestigious magazines. For years, she has been known as a fashion illustrator who creatively combines various media and ornaments in producing her works. Her paintings are made from watercolors, charcoal, and textile materials such as fabric, button, thread, and embroidery. Monica is now renowned as one of the best pop and commercial illustrators in Indonesia. Monica Hapsari has participated in a lot of exhibitions both in Indonesia and abroad. In Monica’s perspective, the essence of art is about the way to express minds and emotions. Usually, Monic talks about her surrounding through her works. Some of her works talk about fashion, consumptive society, and other issues. According to her, one of her most outstanding works was the one ordered by a housemaid for her wedding. Actually, Monic offered to give her the painting for free, but the housemaid rejected it. The maid said that she would pay the painting in installments. It really touched Monic knowing that her works can be useful and accepted by society from various backgrounds.Although Monic learned a lot from conventional artists in developing her works, she is open to innovation.Monic uses Instagram as an innovative way to showcase her visual works so they can be enjoyed by public. In addition to being known as an illustrator, Monica is the vocalist of Pandai Besi group. Previously, Pandai Besi often performed songs that belong to an indie group named Efek Rumah Kaca because Pandai Besi was formed by the personnel of Efek Rumah Kaca. However, they began to think that it is a monotonous thing to only cover the songs of Efek Rumah Baca with the same arrangement. Therefore,as their innovation, Pandai Besi recycled Efek Rumah Kaca’s songs with their own arrangement. However, now Pandai Besi is able to compose their own songs so they can show their identity.Meanwhile, Monica Hapsari currently focuses on producing her solo album.

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March

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The establishment of Indonesian Corner in Iran, is one of implementation of educational cooperation formation as well as promotion of Indonesian cultures to Iranian people, especially young generation. Indonesian corner at FerdowsiUniversity becomes the first Indonesian corner, not only in Mashhad but also in Iran. This was stated by Indonesian Ambassador to Iran concurrently Turkmenistan, Octavino Alimudin, on the inauguration and also opening of Indonesian Corner at Ferdowsi University, Mashhad (7/3). Furthermore, Ambassador Octavino Alimudin said Indonesian corner is not only belonging to Ferdowsi University but also public property and opened for public who wants to receive information related to Indonesia. 

Various kinds of furniture products and Indonesian wooden interior design attracted visitors of Indonesian stand at Wohnen & Interiuer exhibition in Wina, Austria that held starting from March 9-172019. Indonesian Embassy/Permanent Representative in  Wina for the second time invited 10 small, medium and big enterprises at Wohnen & Interiuer exhibitiom which is the largest annually event in Austria. That was press release from the Indonesian Embassy in Wina, Austria which was received by Antara London, on Monday. Indonesian ambassador to Austria and Slovenia, Dr Darmansjah Djumala, in the opening of the exhibition said that export potential of Indonesian wooden products to Austria is very big

Creative economic actors from 7 Indonesia’s starts up companies which are participating in “South by South West Festival (SXSW) 2019”, introduce their creative products to creative economic actors in Austin, Texas in a forum titled “The Power of Indonesian Creative Economy: Austin Chapter”. Creative economic business forum is being held by Indonesian Consulate General Forum in Houston cooperating with Economic Creative Agency andAustin Chamber of Commerce.One of the mainstay creative economic products of Indonesia which was displayed, was TeleCTG machine which is portable version of Cardiotocography (CTG) tool to see baby’s condition to push death risk of mother and baby during the womb process and giving birth.In his speech, Consul General in Houston, Nana Yuliana, said that consulate general Houston appreciated creative young people who are able to create Indonesian innovative products. The ambassador hoped the business forum is useful to facilitate meeting with investor in Austin.

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March

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Indonesian delegation attended Expert Group of Panel Summit for Sustainable Ocean Economy in Abu Dhabi on Sunday (3/3/2019). The delegation which was led by Indonesian Minister of Fishery and Maritime, Susi Pudjiastuti, accompaniedby Hasan Wirajuda, and  Syarif Wijaya. The Panel Summit which is initiated by Norway’s Prime Minister aims to protect the world’s ocean and support sustainable economic development. The Panel Summit was chaired by Norway’s Prime Minister and President of Republic of Palau, with 15 member countries, among others Indonesia, Norway, Palau, Japan, Australia, Chile, Fiji, Ghana, Guinea, Jamaica, Mexico, Namibia, Portugal. On the meeting, Indonesian delegation conveyed improvement of the world ocean management which can be conducted through the formation of basic norms agreed internationally, and optimization the role of international institutions / organizations, and also the formation of permanent network in handling case to increase coordination and cooperation among countries.

Indonesian Foreign Affairs Minister, Retno Marsudi, along with General Commissioner of United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), Pierre Krähenbühl, signed agreement onIndonesia's humanitarian contribution for Palestinian refugees of ex-Gazans in Jerash Camp, Jordan on Tuesday (5/3). Indonesia's humanitarian contribution will provide foods and health for refugees. In the meeting with UNRWA General Commissioner, Indonesian Foreign Affairs Minister, Retno Marsudi conveyed that Indonesian contribution shows Indonesia’s togetherness and commitment to keep helping Palestinian people. Indonesian Foreign Affairs Minister also expressed appreciation on the participation of UNRWA in Solidarity Week for Palestine event, which was conducted by the Indonesian government and people in Bandung and Jakarta in October 2018, which was also attended by Palestinian Foreign Affairs Minister, Riyad Malki. 

March 8 is celebrated as World Women Day, thus it is dedicate for Palestinian Women, for their role in peace and security. This was stated by Indonesian Foreign Affairs Minister, Retno Marsudi when opening capacity building program for Palestinian refugees with the title International Training of Trainers on Business Planning for Women in Refugee Camps: Women Empowerment to Achieve Sustainable Development Goals in Amman, Jordan. Minister Marsudi affirmed the important meaning of Palestinian issues for Indonesian government and people, especially in the frame of women’s empowerment. She emphasized that women have a crucial role in nation building.

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March

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Indonesian cultural product can be found at Powerhouse Museum in Australia. The Museum has one floor to specially exhibit various kinds of cultural objects in Asia. The area is called as ‘Reflections of Asia’. Indonesia is represented through Borneo traditional cloth, daggers, jug, belt from Java, crown from Sumba, and Kemben from Bali. Those collections are neatly arranged in big glass box. The collections are juxtaposed with other cultural objects from the Philippines, China, Vietnam, and some other Asian regions. Powerhouse Museum is located at 500 Haris Street, Ultimo, New South Wales, 2007. Its location is near Darling Harbour and China Town.

As many as 10 Japanese students of Keio University of Japan participated in the program of Intensive Learning of Indonesian Language and Culture of Kristen Satya Wacana University in Salatiga, Central Java for 2 weeks until  March 4, 2019. During the program, they learned various kinds of Indonesian cultures. Director of Language Training Center of Satya Wacana University, Johanna Marselina Likumahuwa said on Wednesday that the students participated in lecture of Japanese subject, visited public places, traditional markets, and Muslim worship places. In addition, there were some classes which should be participated in, such as learning Indonesian basic language and culture,  Gamelan, and presentation.

Last year, Indonesia succeeded to hold Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang. President of Olympic Council of Asia OCA, Sheik Ahmad Al Falah Al Sabah handed over OCA Award to Indonesia in the 72nd OCA Executive Board Meeting in Bangkok, Thailand on March 2, 2019. The award was received by Chairman of Indonesia’s Olympic Committee, Erick Thohir. Quoted by Okezone.com, he recognized that he is proud of the award that was given by OCA on the Best Implementation of Asian Games 2018. Indonesia was considered not only success from the implementation, but also publication which was conducted by 864 media from 44 Asian countries and 12 countries outside Asia. The news on Asian Games 2018 was enjoyed by 4.5 billion of readers with totally 16 thousands of articles.

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March

Chili becomes an important commodity in Indonesian culture. Various traditional and modern culinary uses chili in the cooking. In fulfilling the need for chili, students of the Faculty of Engineering and Agriculture at Brawijaya University Malang, East Java created Agrowbot. Agrowbot is an environmentally friendly agricultural robot created by students in collaboration between 2 faculties. Candra Sabdana Nugroho, one of the students, explained that Agrowbot was created because the availability of red chili in Indonesia is still lacking while the needs are quite high. The lack of red chili production in Indonesia is caused by pest attacks or disease. Through this Agrowbot innovation, five students won the Silver Medal at the 2019 Bangkok International Intellectual Property, Invention, Innovation and Technology Exposition in Thailand Inventor's Day at the Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Center, Thailand, in early February. Candra explained that for the working system, the robot can generate electromagnetic fields on the soil which can trigger immunity or endurance of chili plants so that they are more resistant to disease and can trigger acceleration of photosynthesis. In addition, the robot can also monitor temperature, humidity and light intensity. Robots run automatically in agricultural areas and landowners can monitor them remotely for example via mobile phones. With Agrowbot, it is expected to be able to meet the consumption needs of red chili in Indonesia and become an environmentally friendly cultivation technique solution. According to the official statement from the Faculty of Engineering, Brawijaya University, Agrowbot can be used once week during the red chili planting period. To get optimal results can be used as many as 10 to 12 times during the planting period with exposure time of 90 minutes per use. If Agrowbot is applied on a small or large scale, it is expected to help reduce the use of inorganic fertilizers and pesticides and increase crop yields.