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South Africa turns to cinema to build young entrepreneurs

first_imgIt seems impossible until it’s done – this was one of the key messages remembered by schoolchildren who were part of Step Up 2 a Start Up II event.The learners were given a toolkit and were encouraged to combine their theatre learning with their classroom learning. (Image: Primestars Marketing Facebook)Brand South Africa ReporterIt seems impossible until it’s done – this was one of the key messages remembered by schoolchildren who were part of Step Up 2 a Start Up II event, held countrywide on 12 September.Step Up 2 a Start Up II ran over five weeks on Saturdays, from 15 August to 12 September. About 300 learners gathered at specific cinemas each Saturday, where they learned how to start their own businesses. About 15 000 learners across the country were reached.All five sessions ran simultaneously in 15 Ster-Kinekor cinemas across the country, including The Boardwalk in Richards Bay, Gateway Commercial in Umhlanga, North Cape Mall in Kimberly, and Sandton City in Johannesburg. All of the events began at the same time, at 9am.Facilitated by PrimeStars Marketing and endorsed by Proudly South African, the initiative celebrates youth entrepreneurship on the big screen. Step Up 2 a Start Up II is mainly sponsored by the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA), Absa, MTN, Sasol and Putco.Brand South Africa contributed as well under its Play Your Part initiative. Play Your Part is a national campaign that encourages all South Africans to contribute to positive change. Step Up 2 a Start Up II is a perfect example of that because it encourages young people to identify and solve problems in their communities through entrepreneurship.The learners were given a toolkit and were encouraged to combine their theatre learning with their classroom learning. Step Up 2 a Start Up II, said the organisers, also showcased role models and prepared learners for entry into the Maker-preneur of the Year Competition.InspiredSpeaking on Saturday, Contrak Molewa of Bokgoni Technical School in Atteridgeville, Tshwane said that before watching the movie his ideas to start a business were scattered. “I have so many ideas. And I now know which direction I want to go to.”The 17-year-old said the film taught him that it was okay to fail in order to succeed. “The film was inspiring. I found out that Steve Jobs also failed a few times. Another thing I learned was that networking was important.”Moses Mhlwana, a 16-year-old learned from Bokgoni Technical School, said he realised that entrepreneurs must have ideas that would help Africans. People must benefit from your idea. “As an entrepreneur you should think about how you can improve life [of those around you].”Vanessa Sibanda said she did not know that starting a business would be so easy. “I learned [from the film] that we can get ideas from adults around us,” said the 13-year-old, who attends Sunrise Secondary School in Diepsloot, Johannesburg.The competitionIn addition, the Maker-preneur of the Year Competition is open to learners in grades 9 to 12 who have participated in the Step Up 2 a Start Up II cinema programme. Schools attending were chosen by the Department of Basic Education. Other schools wanting to join the programme should contact the NYDA.In the competition, the students need to adhere to the credo: “Design it, make it, sell it.” Competition prizes include bursaries and electronic goods. The competition closes on 30 October. The finalists will be notified between 16 and 20 November.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

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Farm groups announce new nutrient management assistance

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Farmers in the Western Lake Erie Basin will soon have significant new resources to further their efforts to protect water quality.Ohio farm organizations and their partners, taking an important, proactive step, will work with farmers to expand the number of individuals who have Nutrient Management Plans. In addition, the project will increase the use of soil testing to achieve improved nutrient management.New research conducted by government, academia and the private sector indicates that nutrient runoff can be meaningfully reduced when farmers have accurate data on crop nutrient needs and then follow a detailed plan that simultaneously maximizes efficient production and minimizes nutrient loss.A series of workshops will provide farmers with individualized Nutrient Management Plans. Ahead of the workshops, farmers will be advised on obtaining soil tests from which the Nutrient Management Plan will be written. The plans will be completed using a program developed by the Ohio Department of Agriculture.The partnering groups are Ohio AgriBusiness Association, Ohio Cattlemen’s Association, Ohio’s Certified Crop Advisors, Ohio Corn & Wheat Growers Association, Ohio Dairy Producers Association, Ohio Farm Bureau Federation, Ohio Federation of Soil and Water Conservation Districts, Ohio Pork Council, Ohio Poultry Association, Ohio Sheep Improvement Association, Ohio Soybean Association and Ohio State University Extension.This project is an outcome of farmers and their organizations investing millions of dollars in research that identifies farming practices that can contribute to improved water quality. This is one of many payoffs from that research.Experts concur that no single change to farming practices can eliminate nutrient runoff, nor are there any quick fixes. It is anticipated the workshops will begin this summer. Details will soon be finalized on all funding sources and the process to measure results.last_img read more

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Understanding Set Lighting and Color Temperature

first_imgTypes of LightsThere are many types of lights. Here will we focus on the lights you most often see on a film set. Tungsten, HMI, Fluorescent, LED. Don’t forget that there’s another light available for free each day, the sun.Tungsten (~3200K)Image via ARRITungsten lights are very similar to the light bulbs you may have in your home, just much more powerful. Tungsten bulbs produce an orange hue. The lamps require a lot of power and do get very hot, but they offer a higher color temperature than incandescent tungsten bulbs. Tungsten lights are dimmable, which allows you to adjust them as needed. They are usually used for lighting interiors. Add a blue gel to tungsten lights to create daylight.HMI (~5600K)Image via ARRIHydrargyrum Medium-Arc Iodide (HMI) lights are the most used type of light on set. HMI lights emit an ultraviolet light with a blue hue. To power up, HMI lights require an electrical ballast. The ballast ignites the metal-halide gas and mercury vapor mix in the bulb. Ballasts also limit the current to prevent flickering. HMI lamps are up to four times more powerful than traditional incandescent bulbs. There is a very loud noise when powering up HMI bulbs, so the lighting technician is required to shout “striking” to notify the cast and crew.The age of an HMI bulb is very important. During its first few hours, a brand new bulb will have a color temperature up to 15,000K. These bulbs should be left on to reach the optimal range of 5600K, which is close to daylight. Bulbs should not be used past half their lifetime. The bulbs require more voltage and the color temperature will continue to decrease 1 kelvin every hour burnt, eventually risking serious damage if used too long.HMI lights are rather expensive lights, but they are much more efficient. The bulbs can only be dimmed to 50%, but it causes the color temperature to rise to a stronger blue. If blown out or dropped, HMI bulbs will explode hot glass and mercury vapor. It’s very important to have a knowledgeable lighting technician on staff if using HMI.Fluorescent (2700K – 6500K)Image via ARRIFluorescent bulbs were notorious for flickering and having a very ugly orange-green hue. Recently, new bulbs and fixtures with ballasts have been developed. The new bulbs are flicker free and offer multiple color temperatures. They have a very soft light that is more efficient that an incandescent bulb, and can offer an output similar to HMI lights.Depending on the mix of phosphors in the bulbs, the color temperature can range from tungsten up to natural daylight. Fluorescent bulbs are often packed into small fixtures, allowing them to be compact and light weight. They are also much cooler than any other bulb option.LED (White: 3000K – 5600K)Image via ARRILight Emitting Diodes (LED) have recently become much more prevalent on small sets. White LED lights are most popular, but LEDs are actually manufactured in every color. The diodes are designed to offer directional light. They are very efficient but are still limited in overall output, which is why they tend to only be used on small budget projects.LED lights can only produce a single wavelength of light, so to create a white light requires a combination of red, green, and blue (RGB) LEDs. White can also be created with the combination of phosphors and an ultraviolet LED. Since the majority of LED lights use RGB, new “smart bulbs” have been developed to change color on command.Image via Digital TrendsLED lights offer soft and even lighting. They are incredibly high efficient and can be battery powered. They can easily be dimmed and simply moved along the color spectrum. They have a long lifespan and will not explode.Did this article help you understand the ins and outs of set lighting? Give us your lighting tips in the comments below! The Kelvin Scale. Color Temperature. Tungsten, HMI, Fluorescent, LED lights. Here’s a full-spectrum look at the ins and outs of set lighting!Cover image via Central Booking ServiceLighting a set is just as important as setting up the camera. Lighting affects the way a film looks, which is why the lighting department answers directly to the Director of Photography. With so many types and colors of light, it’s easy to become overwhelmed. Here is a look at all things light related.The Kelvin ScaleImage via DownLightsLight is measured on the Kelvin scale. A kelvin (K) is a unit of measurement for temperature that is based on the absolute scale, which means it starts at zero and only goes up from there.The lower the K, to more red the color. The easiest was to remember this is by candlelight. From 1000K-1900K, we are in the range of a lit match or candle flame. Fire = Red.As we go higher on the Kelvin scale, we will progress to yellow lights, white light, and blue lights. Incandescent and Halogen lights are found around 2500K – 3000K. Direct sunlight has the equivalent of 4800K. Daylight is typically found around 5600K. A cloudy sky or cool white can be found between 6000K-7500K. A clear blue sky can be found at 10,000K.You can see this progress in the color temperature chart above, and in the light bulb representation below.last_img read more

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Iyengar Yoga exposition in Pune to mark birth centenary of yoga guru

first_imgThe city-based Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute (RIMYI) will hold a 10-day practical exposition of Iyengar yoga at Balewadi stadium to commemorate the birth centenary of yoga exponent B.K.S. Iyengar.The commemorative functions, which began on December 3, will conclude on December 12 followed by celebrations on December 13 and 14 — the day which marks the birth centenary of Yogacharya Iyengar.More than 1,200 of the late guru’s students from 53 countries will be participating in the sessions which include in-depth asana and pranayama teachings. A biographical film titled Iyengar, the Man, Yoga and the Student’s Journey by New- York based Jake Clennel will be screened on December 13-14. Yogacharya Iyengar, who made Pune his home since 1937, died at the age of 95 in September 2014.“While we are aware of his contribution to society and his work in popularising yoga, it is vital to remember what he did with yoga. His teaching was about what we do within ourselves with yoga. He never saw yoga as a means to improve one’s health – something with which it is being increasingly identified today,” said his son Prashant Iyengar, at a rare press conference at the RIMYI on Wednesday.He observed that despite all the adulation brought about by his ‘celebrity status’, guruji never lost sight of true meaning of yoga as an intensely spiritual exercise.“Few are aware that it was Guruji, who, through his researches, helped develop numerous props that people are now marketing the world over. Prime Minister Modi, too, struck a pose on one such prop on the occasion of World Yoga Day,” he said.He pointed out that the yogacharya always attempted to expound on the true meaning of an ‘asana’ through his teachings.“An asana far transcends physical dexterity…it helps to clear the mind and set it at rest. Just standing on the head is not shirsasana and this is what guruji always emphasised in his teachings,” Mr. Iyengar said.He said that the build-up to the centenary celebrations had been marked by numerous activities throughout the past years, with the RIMYI teaching yoga to rickshaw drivers’ outfits as well as extensively touring districts in Maharashtra’s hinterland including Ahmednagar and Nashik and a number of other cities like Patiala and Chandigarh among several others. Guruji’s daughter Geeta Iyengar noted that the yogacharya’s commentaries on Patanjali’s Yoga sutras had helped make the text accessible to the common man“Guruji, who came to Pune in 1936-37, was always a very sickly man. Yet he combated his illness by thinking profoundly about Yoga Sutras. He entered into a subjective experience of the body using the asana as an instrument. It is his emphasis of the profundity of yoga that we hope to carry forward,” she said.She further said that guruji’s teachings emphasised that there was a deep thought behind every asana and it was not merely physical in nature.“His whole approach was that one should be calm and quiet and leave behind the ego,” Ms. Iyengar said.The Yogacharya’s granddaughter Abhijata, said the institute would never patent any prop originated by guruji nor was it keen on spreading the Iyengar brand of yoga through ‘advertisement’.last_img read more

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Maurizio Sarri wants Chelsea to start with a trophy ahead of Community Shield

first_imgChelsea will lock horns against Manchester City in the Community Shield – the first official match of the season which augers in the new Premier League season.Maurizio Sarri is looking forward to the new season but is aware of the importance a winning mentality can breed into his squad. The new Chelsea manager is hoping he can start that trend by lifting the Community Shield on Sunday.”I think it’s very important to start with a trophy, At this moment in the season it is also important to see a step forward with our performance, but it’s also very important to win something and we want to do that tomorrow (Sunday) at Wembley.””It’s going to be a very difficult match that’s for sure, but we want to win the trophy. Every manager wants to do this,” he said.It’s matchday at Wembley…COME ON CHELSEA! #CommunityShield pic.twitter.com/RggbW6rFJBChelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) August 5, 2018Sarri is aware of the quality of the opposition and reiterated his intentions of staying at Chelsea for a long time.”The Premier League table of last season tells me that Man City got 100 points and Chelsea 70 points, so at this moment there is a big difference. We have to try and reduce the 30 points and I know the only way to do this is through hard work. My job is to improve my players and I will try to do this every day.”I want to stay here for 10 years. But to do that, I have to win things. It of course depends on the club but I repeat, I would like to stay here for many years,” he said.advertisementThe last time we matched up against Chelsea… #mancity pic.twitter.com/td1pRFuTfEManchester City (@ManCity) August 4, 2018Sarri also had some kind words for his counterpart in the opposition dug-out, Pep Guardiola.”Guardiola told me that here in England it is very difficult and the level is very high. He had some problems in the first season with results but he says that ‘football is football’ wherever you are. He told me to come to England if I get the chance. I think every coach wants to work in England, as the Premier League is the best league in the world and I feel very lucky to be here now.”Guardiola is a friend, yes. I think he’s the best coach in the world, or one of the best for sure. The match is very difficult for one reason: they have worked together for two years and we started only two-and-a-half weeks ago, so for us it will be a very difficult game,” he said.Maurizio Sarri also said that Chelsea are not done with their business and are looking to sign at least one player before the transfer window closes.Without specifying the name of any particular player, the Sarri expressed that a midfielder with different characteristics would be good for the club.”I had a word with the club about the market but only one or maybe two times, not more. I spoke about positions and characteristics but no names. So, I don’t know. I think we need something, but maybe only a player,” goal.com quoted Sarri, as saying.Goosebumps!The incredible moment Jorginhos mother saw his name on the back of a Chelsea shirt… pic.twitter.com/mbBbQhDDkzChelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) August 4, 2018″We have very good midfielders, but maybe a midfielder with different characteristics [would be a good fit],” he added.Chelsea have made only one deal in the season so far in the form of Italian footballer Jorginho which cost them over 57 million euros.(With inputs from ANI)last_img read more

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Alberta realestate sellers get safety app after Calgary agent assaulted

first_imgCALGARY — An association representing Alberta real-estate agents is providing its members with an emergency response app to help keep them safe when they’re working alone.The move comes after a female agent was sexually assaulted by a man at an open house in Calgary last month.The Alberta Real Estate Association is including a subscription to the LifeLine Response app at no additional cost to its membership dues.The not-for-profit association has more than 10,500 members.The app allows Realtors to alert their personal support network or summon emergency responders to their GPS location.Users can also view threat notifications in their area.“Realtors love helping their clients with the largest and most important purchases of their lives, but the job requires us to sometimes work alone in unfamiliar locations and with relative strangers,” association chairwoman Jennifer Gilbert said Tuesday.“The LifeLine Response app is an important tool in improving Realtor safety.”The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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In Other News Fire Forces Pause in Training at Ft Hood Army

first_imgOfficials on Tuesday suspended live-fire gunnery exercises at Fort Hood at the post’s fire department continued to battle four fires affecting 6,500 acres in the installation’s training range areas. The fire did not pose an immediate risk of leaving the installation boundary, according to a press release. “We are carefully managing risk from this fire to reduce any possible impacts to our neighboring communities who do so much to support our soldiers and their families,” said III Corps and Fort Hood Deputy Commanding General Maj. Gen. Kenneth Kamper. Extreme heat and dry weather condition have created the ideal environment for wildfires across Texas, and conditions are expected to continue for the next several days, reported Stars and Stripes. … The Army Community Partnership Awards program is accepting nominations for installation-community partnerships that enhance readiness, support, reform and modernization through installation support services. Partnerships can include memorandums of understanding, memorandums of agreement, cooperative agreements, mutual aid agreements and intergovernmental support agreements that are signed during fiscal 2016-2018. Applications should be submitted on behalf of an Army command and a partnering community. Nominations are due Sept. 4. For a copy of the awards application, or for more information, contact Ivan Bolden at ivan.g.bolden.civ@mail.mil or 703/545-2538.Photo courtesy of U.S. Army Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

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Town Posts 16 Invitations To Bid For Water Department DPWRelated Services  Products

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Town’s Purchasing Department currently has the following bidding and contract opportunities available:Invitations To BidWater & Sewer Division – Fire Hydrants — Deadline: Tuesday, May 14, 2019 @ 10:00amWater & Sewer Division – Valve Boxes & Curbstop Boxes — Deadline: Tuesday, May 14, 2019 @ 10:00amWater & Sewer Division – Gate Valves — Deadline: Tuesday, May 14, 2019 @ 10:00amWater & Sewer Division – Miscellaneous Water Supplies — Deadline: Tuesday, May 14, 2019 @ 10:00amWater & Sewer Division – Ductile Iron Pipe — Deadline: Tuesday, May 14, 2019 @ 10:00amWater & Sewer Division – Laboratory Services — Deadline: Tuesday, May 14, 2019 @ 10:00amWater & Sewer Division – Generator Maintenance Contract — Deadline: Tuesday, May 14, 2019 @ 10:00amWater & Sewer Division – Instrumentation Maintenance/Calibration — Deadline: Tuesday, May 14, 2019 @ 10:00amDPW – Screener Rental — Deadline: Friday, May 17, 2019 @ 10:00amDPW – Guardrail Installation — Deadline: Friday, May 17, 2019 @ 10:00amDPW – Pavement Markings — Deadline: Friday, May 17, 2019 @ 10:00amDPW – Roadway Management Services — Deadline: Friday, May 17, 2019 @ 10:00amDPW – Bituminous Products — Deadline: Friday, May 17, 2019 @ 10:00amDPW – Crack Sealing — Deadline: Friday, May 17, 2019 @ 10:00amDPW – Tree Planting Services — Deadline: Friday, May 17, 2019 @ 10:00amDPW — Stormwater Pond Maintenance Service — Deadline: Friday, May 17, 2019 @ 10:00amAll interested parties must first complete the town’s Bid Registration Form.Visit the Town’s Purchasing Department website for additional information. Contact Wendy Martiniello at wmartiniello[at]wilmingtonma.gov with questions.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedTown’s Current Bidding & Contract OpportunitiesIn “Government”Town Posts 15 Invitations To Bid For Water Department & DPW-Related Services & ProductsIn “Government”Town’s Current Bidding and Contract OpportunitiesIn “Government”last_img read more

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SAINTS head into Saturday nights game in Catalan

first_imgSAINTS head into Saturday night’s game in Catalan with seven wins from their last ten meetings with the Dragons.Before last year’s defeat at the Stade Gilbert Brutus they also won five straight in France too.Last 10 Meetings:St Helens 18, Catalans Dragons 7 (SLR1, 6/2/15)St Helens 30, Catalans Dragons 12 (SLQSF, 2/10/14)Catalans Dragons 42, St Helens 0 (SLR16, 14/6/14)St Helens 40, Catalans Dragons 22 (SLR5, 14/3/14)Catalans Dragons 6, St Helens 26 (SLR23, 3/8/13)St Helens 12, Catalans Dragons 22 (SLR12, 12/4/13)Catalans Dragons 15, St Helens 20 (SLR21, 20/7/12)St Helens 32, Catalans Dragons 34 (SLR4, 24/2/12)St Helens 40, Catalans Dragons 18 (SLR22, 15/7/11)Catalans Dragons 16, St Helens 22 (SLR4, 5/3/11)Super League Summary:Catalans Dragons won 8St Helens won 13 (includes win in 2014 play-offs)Highs and Lows:Catalans Dragons highest score: 42-0 (H, 2014) (also widest margin)St Helens highest score: 53-10 (H, 2007) (also widest margin)Career Milestones:Jon Wilkin needs three tries to reach a career century of touchdowns. His total of 97 has been scored as follows: 8 for Hull KR (2000-2002), 88 for St Helens (2003-2015) and 1 for England (2004-2005, 2008-2009 & 2011-2012). Wilkin also made 6 non-scoring appearances for Great Britain (2006-2007).Try-Scoring Runs:Tommy Makinson (1-1-2) has scored tries in Saints last three matches.Consecutive Appearances:Catalans Dragons’ Zeb Taia has the longest run of consecutive appearances amongst Super League players, with 47. Taia last missed a Dragons game on August 30 2013 – a 20-12 defeat against Leeds at Headingley. His streak then started on September 7 2013 – a 14-12 defeat against Warrington at Stade Gilbert Brutus.1 Zeb Taia (Catalans Dragons) 472 Mose Masoe (St Helens) 433 Danny Washbrook (Wakefield Trinity Wildcats) 354 Elliott Whitehead (Catalans Dragons) 315 = Ian Henderson (Catalans Dragons), Jermaine McGillvary (Huddersfield Giants) 28First Utility Super League Leading Scorers:Tries:1 Joe Burgess (Wigan Warriors) 132 = Tom Lineham (Hull FC), Jordan Turner (St Helens), Dominic Manfredi (Wigan Warriors) 115 Tommy Makinson (St Helens) 106 = Justin Carney (Castleford Tigers), Ken Sio (Hull Kingston Rovers) 98 = Aaron Murphy (Huddersfield Giants), Kallum Watkins (Leeds Rhinos), Kevin Brown (Widnes Vikings) 8Goals:1 = Josh Mantellato (Hull Kingston Rovers), Kevin Sinfield (Leeds Rhinos) 393 Danny Brough (Huddersfield Giants) 384 Matty Smith (Wigan Warriors) 375 Luke Gale (Castleford Tigers) 366 Scott Dureau (Catalans Dragons) 347 Stefan Ratchford (Warrington Wolves) 308 Travis Burns (St Helens) 289 Josh Griffin (Salford Red Devils) 2710 Craig Hall (Wakefield Trinity Wildcats) 25Goals Percentage:1 Kevin Sinfield (Leeds Rhinos) 86.66 (39/45)2 Danny Tickle (Widnes Vikings) 84.61 (11/13)3 Scott Dureau (Catalans Dragons) 77.27 (34/44)4 Josh Mantellato (Hull Kingston Rovers) 75.00 (39/52)5 Luke Gale (Castleford Tigers) 73.46 (36/49)6 Josh Griffin (Salford Red Devils) 72.97 (27/37)7 Tommy Makinson (St Helens) 72.72 (8/11)8 Marc Sneyd (Hull FC) 72.41 (21/29)9 Travis Burns (St Helens) 71.79 (28/39)10 Danny Brough (Huddersfield Giants) 71.69 (38/53)Points:1 Josh Mantellato (Hull Kingston Rovers) 942 Luke Gale (Castleford Tigers) 893 Kevin Sinfield (Leeds Rhinos) 884 Matty Smith (Wigan Warriors) 875 Danny Brough (Huddersfield Giants) 856 Josh Griffin (Salford Red Devils) 747 Scott Dureau (Catalans Dragons) 738 Stefan Ratchford (Warrington Wolves) 729 Craig Hall (Wakefield Trinity Wildcats) 6210 = Travis Burns (St Helens), Jack Owens (Widnes Vikings) 60last_img read more

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