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by Grant Waters
Thu Aug 15, 2013 8:45 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday August 15th 2013 (Series 69 Prelim 30)
Replies: 23
Views: 1929

Re: Spoilers for Thursday August 15th 2013 (Series 69 Prelim

and the nine or two he missed. He missed a two? :o ;) Awesome job Dylan. Clinical. Was that a total max on the numbers by the way? I totally heard watermEn. It was just Nick who said it wrong. I grew very tired of Gloria's Dylan is copying me "joke". I'd have been quite upset about that if I'd been...
by Grant Waters
Wed Jul 31, 2013 7:00 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For 8/10 Cats Does Countdown (S1, E1 - 26 July '13)
Replies: 14
Views: 1109

Re: Spoilers For 8/10 Cats Does Countdown (S1, E1 - 26 July

I thought this was very good, although some of the jokes seemed a bit familiar (like watching Shooting Stars week after week). My wife loved the cats on the desk. I don't know who the bloke in DC was but I hope he doesn't feature in the whole series! I'd love to see John Richardson play a real game ...
by Grant Waters
Wed Jul 31, 2013 6:45 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday July 25th 2013 (Series 69 Prelim 19)
Replies: 24
Views: 1809

Re: Spoilers for Thursday July 25th 2013 (Series 69 Prelim 1

Just watched this show Zarte. You are doing very well so far. I was very surprised to read about the conundrum being the other guy's name as I did not notice that at all, but then I think I subconsciously block out the scramble in case I fixate on it and lose the solution. In that sense, contrary to...
by Grant Waters
Mon May 13, 2013 7:21 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday May 13th 2013
Replies: 8
Views: 818

Re: Spoilers For Monday May 13th 2013

I was BEMUSED by Nick's yawn during the clock in round 4! Must have been a late recording! :shock:
by Grant Waters
Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:52 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday March 27th 2013 (Series 68 Prelim 15)
Replies: 29
Views: 1612

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday March 27th 2013 (Series 68 Prelim

Another impressive game Andy. I actually thought when you were on about 59 points that you might not get 100, but then you got another 9 and some more solid scoring got you WELL past 100! I was amused at a couple of the letter selections: In Round 1 you had RNHTOEA and you asked for another vowel bu...
by Grant Waters
Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:07 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday March 25th 2013 (Series 68 Prelim 12)
Replies: 35
Views: 1677

Re: Spoilers for Monday March 25th 2013 (Series 68 Prelim 12

Was thinking about GAMELIKE in one of the rounds. Prob risky but i mighthave been tempted.
Supertough conundrum! Worthy of 30BC that one!
Well played again Andy. On target for a great octotal. Has anyone done 8 tons?
by Grant Waters
Thu Mar 21, 2013 7:06 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Welcome! - Post here first
Replies: 1908
Views: 154488

Re: Welcome! - Post here first

Welcome Albert - it is a shame the filming has moved up to Salford as you would have felt right at home in the Granada TV studio canteen, with pictures of Hilda Ogden and co all round the place! ;)
by Grant Waters
Thu Mar 21, 2013 3:50 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday March 21st 2013 (Series 68 Prelim 10)
Replies: 16
Views: 1216

Re: Spoilers for Thursday March 21st 2013 (Series 68 Prelim

Tony Atkins wrote:Anyone get the alt 9 to CRENULATE?
No, I just had ULCEREIGHT :-)
by Grant Waters
Thu Mar 21, 2013 3:48 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday March 21st 2013 (Series 68 Prelim 10)
Replies: 16
Views: 1216

Re: Spoilers for Thursday March 21st 2013 (Series 68 Prelim

Wow. Another impressive game. Can't help wondering though if you were looking for a (too) clever way of getting 845 Andy? If you are capable of doing (100 × 50 + (6 + 6) × 75) ÷ 25 = 236, then why didn't you see (7 + 4) x 75 + (5 x 4) = 845? Not meant to be a criticism as I know how tough it is and ...
by Grant Waters
Wed Mar 20, 2013 6:15 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday March 20th 2013 (Series 68 Prelim 9)
Replies: 24
Views: 1241

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday March 20th 2013 (Series 68 Prelim

I did not even see Samurai because I fixated on Marussia since I am a fan of F1. Obviously I knew that would not be in, but even if I had seen Samurai I would have either ruled it our as capitalised, or tried adding an S to it! :oops: Very well played Andy. I loved the gasps from the audience when y...
by Grant Waters
Tue Mar 19, 2013 4:32 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday March 19th 2013 (Series 68 Prelim 12)
Replies: 13
Views: 1225

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday March 19th 2013 (Series 68 Prelim 1

Great 9. Great 4 large. Great jokes. Great shirt. Series 68 champion elect!
by Grant Waters
Mon Mar 18, 2013 6:14 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday March 18th 2013
Replies: 18
Views: 924

Re: Spoilers For Monday March 18th 2013

RIFLEMAN as a beater in r11?
by Grant Waters
Fri Mar 01, 2013 11:59 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown for Comic Relief
Replies: 201
Views: 11976

Re: Countdown for Comic Relief

EPIC

Well done guys.

I wanted to say "82nd Numbers Alt....." ;-)
by Grant Waters
Fri Mar 01, 2013 4:12 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: 30BC Grand Final Spoilers For Friday March 1st 2013
Replies: 116
Views: 8045

Re: 30BC Grand Final Spoilers For Friday March 1st 2013

Awesome awesome performance today and throughout the whole series by Conor. Very well played by both but PONYTAILS seemed to settle it quite early on. Along with Mark & Innis's 25 hour marathon this has been a momentous day in the history of Countdown. I have enjoyed watching it all and feel privile...
by Grant Waters
Thu Feb 28, 2013 3:49 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: B'day Championship Spoilers For Thursday February 28th 2013
Replies: 38
Views: 2180

Re: B'day Championship Spoilers For Thursday February 28th 2

That was incredible scoring from both players but Conor is just incredible. My score against both today was 37!! I don't know what the stats are between Jack and Conor but I can't foresee anything other than 2 x 14 maxes and a 0.5s crucial. I was hoping for SPORULATE to come up in r6 and NEUROMAST i...
by Grant Waters
Wed Feb 27, 2013 4:36 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: B'day Championship Spoilers For Wednesday February 27th 2013
Replies: 37
Views: 2506

Re: B'day Championship Spoilers For Wednesday February 27th

David Barnard wrote:What I marvel at is the consistency in which Jack scores 110 plus, very well played Jack I wish I could be that good
I know! An AVERAGE of 117 is just mental!
by Grant Waters
Wed Feb 27, 2013 3:50 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: B'day Championship Spoilers For Wednesday February 27th 2013
Replies: 37
Views: 2506

Re: B'day Championship Spoilers For Wednesday February 27th

Superb game again. 8-) Round 4 was just silly. I mean how often does Susie have to look up both words! Unlucky with hammies Jack - that was a brave attempt but I think this game was destined to go to a crucial no matter what happened. Well done to Jonathan for an impressive run up to and including t...
by Grant Waters
Wed Feb 27, 2013 2:36 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1279
Views: 147197

Re: Ask Graeme?

I can get 324 away :-)
by Grant Waters
Tue Feb 26, 2013 5:11 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: B'day Championship Spoilers For Tuesday February 26th 2013
Replies: 38
Views: 2864

Re: B'day Championship Spoilers For Tuesday February 26th 20

this bonhomie between the contestants is heartening, but getting out of hand :D three handshakes followed by a hug! where will it end? Didn't you see the punch-up afterwards...... :shock: ;) http://www.gxwracing.co.uk/2013-02-26%2015.36.21.jpg Seriously though, another cracking game and I was very ...
by Grant Waters
Mon Feb 25, 2013 4:00 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: B'day Championship Spoilers For Monday February 25th 2013
Replies: 45
Views: 2799

Re: B'day Championship Spoilers For Monday February 25th 201

Brilliant stuff again. Well played Conor and commiserations Kirk. Rachel said she was expecting nothing less than maximums from both of you :shock: :)

I have to admit I would have gone for READOUT in R11 but sadly it is hyphenated :roll:
by Grant Waters
Wed Feb 20, 2013 7:23 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown's new format
Replies: 14
Views: 2581

Re: Countdown's new format

Interesting. How do we think this will affect the average scores? I'm assuming the average score is around 7 for a letters round so being able to get 10 for the new numbers round instead presumably means the average scores will be slightly increased, but surely one less letters round means there is ...
by Grant Waters
Sun Feb 17, 2013 11:14 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Scrabble Player's Handbook
Replies: 7
Views: 1713

Re: The Scrabble Player's Handbook

Oh dear. I must have been thinking of gin rummy where getting caught with a joker at the end costs you 20 points.

I love this forum. Ask a scrabble question and a scrabble champion answers you. Very cool.
by Grant Waters
Sun Feb 17, 2013 10:09 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Scrabble Player's Handbook
Replies: 7
Views: 1713

Re: The Scrabble Player's Handbook

Can anyone settle an argument. How much is a blank worth on countback if your opponent is daft enough to leave one till the end?
by Grant Waters
Fri Feb 15, 2013 9:43 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: B'day Championship Spoilers For Thursday February 14th 2013
Replies: 61
Views: 3346

Re: B'day Championship Spoilers For Thursday February 14th 2

Gavin Chipper wrote:Graeme Cole has already spoken on the SALMONS thing in a previous thread, and what Graeme says is binding.
:roll: That explains why I remember it so well - it was one of my games!! :shock: I was thinking big because I went for SHOALS (of SALMON). :)
by Grant Waters
Thu Feb 14, 2013 8:13 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1279
Views: 147197

Re: Ask Graeme?

Andy Platt wrote:Which contestant was the most successful after declaring an invalid word in round one of their first game?
Well I'm not in Stewart Holden's league but my first declaration was mascule. It's valid in Latin as it happens but I was probably getting mixed up with MACULES.
by Grant Waters
Thu Feb 14, 2013 4:06 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: B'day Championship Spoilers For Thursday February 14th 2013
Replies: 61
Views: 3346

Re: B'day Championship Spoilers For Thursday February 14th 2

szodiac wrote:Round 3: Lexplorer allows SALMONS. If Chris loses....

MP
I'm sure I remember Susie saying that she WOULD allow SALMONS in a previous episode, due to the food ordering rule. Very odd.
by Grant Waters
Wed Feb 13, 2013 3:47 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: B'day Championship Spoilers For Wednesday February 13th 2013
Replies: 42
Views: 2701

Re: B'day Championship Spoilers For Wednesday February 13th

Wow. These games are just legendary! Another MAX game. Conor was so cool I was a bit worried when Rachel mentioned the max was on!

1st numbers ALT: (10 - 2) x 75 + (4 x 9) + 7
And FURRIEST as an ALT in the TRUSTIER round.
by Grant Waters
Tue Feb 12, 2013 4:48 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1279
Views: 147197

Re: Ask Graeme?

JackHurst wrote:Which contestant(s) with at least one wine has the highest loss:win ratio?
:o Gosh I hope Graeme hasn't been keeping a record of contestants' alcohol consumption before recording their shows? ;)
by Grant Waters
Tue Feb 12, 2013 3:52 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: B'day Championship Spoilers For Tuesday February 12th 2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1174

Re: B'day Championship Spoilers For Tuesday February 12th 20

Another great game. 92 is a pretty good score considering the (presumably scrabble valid) words Darryl had disallowed.

DAPSONE as an ALT in r2, GIRASOLE as an ALT in r11.

Was that nearly a max game from Jon? Must have been 13 or 14? Good stuff.
by Grant Waters
Mon Feb 11, 2013 6:35 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1279
Views: 147197

Re: Ask Graeme?

Yes. He declared 7.
by Grant Waters
Mon Feb 11, 2013 5:33 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1279
Views: 147197

Re: Ask Graeme?

Jack Worsley wrote:Who's used the most phantom letters in a letters round?
There's probably a lot worse but I remember one of my opponents (Colin Costello) suggesting CAPSICUM from MEICPBSUN.
by Grant Waters
Sun Feb 10, 2013 2:30 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1279
Views: 147197

Re: Ask Graeme?

HEPTOCHAMP HEPTOTAL THWARTER 1. Steve Baines 758 Grant Woods 2. David Nickeas 756 Danny Hamilton 3. David Franks 744 Lee Hartley 4. Anita Freeland 742 Jon Young 5. Niall Young 726 Greg Hayhurst 6. Grant Waters 722 Andy Rossall 7. Michael Chadwick 706 Andrew Greenway 8. Peter Godwin 705 Lee Palmer 9...
by Grant Waters
Sat Feb 09, 2013 2:46 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1279
Views: 147197

Re: Ask Graeme?

The longest conundrum answer was 12 letters, which was done four times I was kinda hoping my suggestion of PROFITEROLE for PORTFOLIO was at least a joint record. I blame Dave Myers for that as he had me thinking about food all the time! ;-) Graeme, can you please list the top ten Heptochamps of all...
by Grant Waters
Fri Feb 08, 2013 4:14 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Birthday Championship Spoilers For Friday February 8th 2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1341

Re: Birthday Championship Spoilers For Friday February 8th 2

Another cracking game. We have come to expect nothing less in this series. That was an impressive scoreline with what were IMHO an awkward set of letters.
Good to see Dudley getting lots of airtime.
by Grant Waters
Wed Feb 06, 2013 5:52 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: B'day Championship Spoilers For Wednesday February 6th 2013
Replies: 38
Views: 3434

Re: B'day Championship Spoilers For Wednesday February 6th 2

Another incredible game. I would have gone for JUDICATE in r1 but unfortunately it is not in. Amazing speed on the conundrum. I can't even read them that quickly let alone solve them!
by Grant Waters
Tue Feb 05, 2013 4:34 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Birthday Championship Spoilers For Tuesday February 5th 2013
Replies: 78
Views: 6978

Re: Birthday Championship Spoilers For Tuesday February 5th

Phenomenal game today. Well done Jack. I knew these rounds were going to produce some good games but the bar is being raised higher and higher.
SPOUSING was a brave attempt. I got ESPOUSING as a conundrum in one of my shows.
by Grant Waters
Thu Jan 31, 2013 4:05 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: B'day Championship Spoilers For Thursday January 31st 2013
Replies: 39
Views: 2587

Re: B'day Championship Spoilers For Thursday January 31st 20

Best game of Countdown i've seen ever! Very well played both of you!

And didn't Rachel look good today!
by Grant Waters
Tue Jan 29, 2013 7:11 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday January 28th 2013 (Birthday R32 #7)
Replies: 29
Views: 2070

Re: Spoilers for Monday January 28th 2013 (Birthday R32 #7)

I got SINUSITIS in about 10s. It must be very contagious!
by Grant Waters
Wed Jan 23, 2013 4:47 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: B'day Championship Spoilers For Wednesday January 23rd 2013
Replies: 24
Views: 1878

Re: B'day Championship Spoilers For Wednesday January 23rd 2

I got BOUDOIR in r5 too and the following 2nd numbers Alt;

(7+9+4) x 10 + 1

Quality game. Conundrum was incredible!
by Grant Waters
Wed Jan 16, 2013 5:29 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: B'day Championship Spoilers For Wednesday January 16th 2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1297

Re: B'day Championship Spoilers For Wednesday January 16th 2

1st numbers ALT. ((7 x 6) - 4 ) x (9 + 1)

Another cracking game well done to both.

When RTGAEICS came up i was thinking "i hope the next letter is a T" 8-)
by Grant Waters
Mon Jan 14, 2013 7:23 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Birthday Championship Spoilers For Monday January 14th 2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1046

Re: Birthday Championship Spoilers For Monday January 14th 2

1st numbers ALT

75 x 3 x 4 + (2 x 10) + 7

Which I have to say is one of the easiest to solve. I guess if you go down the (10 + 2) x 75 route this way might not have jumped out at you.
by Grant Waters
Fri Jan 11, 2013 12:52 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday January 10th (Birthday Prelim 4)
Replies: 41
Views: 3273

Re: Spoilers for Thursday January 10th (Birthday Prelim 4)

Jon Corby wrote: Ben's baffled face was classic: "what the hell am I meant to say to that?".
That's the face I had on all 9 of my shows!!
by Grant Waters
Wed Jan 09, 2013 5:33 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday January 9th 2013 (Birthday Prelim 3)
Replies: 48
Views: 2995

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday January 9th 2013 (Birthday Prelim

Great game guys! One of the most entertaining games in ages. Great banter. Unlucky with outleapt Mark. I too was thinking of MUCRONES but probably wouldn't have risked it. This series is shaping up to be awesome. The latter stages are going to be incredible.
by Grant Waters
Fri Dec 21, 2012 3:56 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday December 21st 2012 (Series 67 Final)
Replies: 32
Views: 3479

Re: Spoilers for Friday December 21st 2012 (Series 67 Final)

Congrats Paul on becoming series 7 champ. At least I can say now i was beaten by the champ! Commiserations to Heather. Think that game against David took it out of you! I got DIOPTASE in r7 (one of my top 100 8s i learned) and would have been 3 ahead going into the crucial which i got in abour 6s. J...
by Grant Waters
Thu Dec 20, 2012 3:45 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Thursday December 20th 2012
Replies: 45
Views: 3494

Re: Spoilers For Thursday December 20th 2012

What an incredble game! I played along at home was beaten by the conundrum. I thought Heather and David would be neck and neck all the way but there were quite a few swings either way! Heather looked completely overwhelmed at the end. Shocked to have beaten David I guess. I must admit my money was o...
by Grant Waters
Tue Dec 18, 2012 7:41 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Tuesday December 18th 2012
Replies: 24
Views: 1454

Re: Spoilers For Tuesday December 18th 2012

Stunning comeback from Rose. Well played! I would definitely have picked 1 large on the last numbers. Alt for the 2nd numbers was: (25-10-6)x100-(4-3) which I was pleased to get in the time but other than that I was well behind these two today. Great stuff. Looking forward to the semis and final now!
by Grant Waters
Wed Dec 12, 2012 9:54 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Wednesday 12th December 2012 (Series 67, 1st QF)
Replies: 2
Views: 585

Re: Wednesday 12th December 2012 (Series 67, 1st QF)

Great recap, thanks James. Now that my Countdown story has finished, I'd like to say what an absolute blast it has been! I have really enjoyed the whole process from start to finish. I have met some amazing people and am so glad I applied. I have some great memories of all the games I have played, a...
by Grant Waters
Wed Dec 12, 2012 3:38 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday December 12th 2012 (Series 67 QF 1)
Replies: 22
Views: 1341

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday December 12th 2012 (Series 67 QF

I had SHEENING written down in R3. Got it at the last minute and didn't have time to work out if SHEEN could be a verb so decided not to risk it. :oops: Could have been a pivotal point. Paul was the deserved winner as I didn't perform on the day. Has been a fantastic experience though. G-R-A-N-T
by Grant Waters
Tue Dec 11, 2012 8:38 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday December 7th 2012 (Series 67 Prelim 88)
Replies: 19
Views: 1354

Re: Spoilers for Friday December 7th 2012 (Series 67 Prelim

P.S. What happened to the recap for this game?
by Grant Waters
Mon Dec 10, 2012 10:31 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday December 7th 2012 (Series 67 Prelim 88)
Replies: 19
Views: 1354

Re: Spoilers for Friday December 7th 2012 (Series 67 Prelim

Wow. That was a close one! It really did look like Sohail could go all the way and knock me off the leaderboard! Very unlucky with ADVANCED and the numbers too. Thanks Rachael :-)
by Grant Waters
Thu Nov 22, 2012 3:33 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday November 22nd 2012 (Series 67 #77)
Replies: 5
Views: 779

Re: Spoilers for Thursday November 22nd 2012 (Series 67 #77)

r3 alt = PICANTE
r4 alt = STOWAGE
1st Numbers ALT = ((8/1+1) x 3 x 25) + 9
r7 alt = SOCIETY
3rd numbers ALT = (3x4x7x2)+3

Another great game from David.
by Grant Waters
Thu Nov 22, 2012 2:17 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday November 22nd 2012 (Series 67 #77)
Replies: 5
Views: 779

Re: Spoilers for Thursday November 22nd 2012 (Series 67 #77)

Happy Thanksgiving day Jordan, and to all our stateside forumites. 8-)
by Grant Waters
Tue Nov 20, 2012 5:37 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday November 20th 2012 (Series 67 Prelim 75
Replies: 9
Views: 1074

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday November 20th 2012 (Series 67 Preli

Good first game David. Interestingly both of our first games were against campanologists! In fact I played two! Anthea and Joyce. That's where the similarity ends though as your first word was a 9 and mine was an invalid 7! :oops: Alternative 7 in r8 is MISCAST and I was wondering about DAUNTILY in ...
by Grant Waters
Mon Nov 19, 2012 3:54 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday November 19th 2012
Replies: 30
Views: 2127

Re: Spoilers For Monday November 19th 2012

ATONIES for another beater in r7.
Very well done Heather on becoming an Octochamp!
by Grant Waters
Thu Nov 15, 2012 7:46 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Post your audition/filming/transmission dates here
Replies: 383
Views: 52791

Re: Post your audition/filming/transmission dates here

In the bar at the Jury's Inn if any othet finalists are here?