The Holiday Inn Express Hotel on Boston Street is only 5 miles from Logan International Airport and 2 miles from the Haynes Convention Center. Amenities include free breakfast, high-speed Wi-Fi, cable TV and HBO.
Refresh Boston is proud to announce that it will host Global Accessibility Awareness Day on March 21 at Fresh Tilled Soil’s offices in Watertown.
GAAD started in 2011; the purpose is to get people talking, thinking and learning about digital accessibility and users with different disabilities.
Over the course of the day, Refresh co-organizers Fresh Tilled Soil and Future Insights will be releasing short videos on Twitter from members of the web community who have made careers in accessibility.
At the meetup, we’ll have our traditional kick-off discussion and refreshments starting at 6:30 p.m. Starting at 7 p.m., we’ll have five-minute lightning talks from Boston-area web accessibility professionals on a variety of topics, followed by a panel discussion and Q&A with the audience.
So please come with questions and insights about making the web available and easy to use for all, and bring your friends and coworkers. We’re all in this together!
Here are our lightning talk and panel participants so far, with more to come!
One of the most important scientific challenges in early eighteenth-century Europe was the search for a reliable way to determine longitude at sea. Using a free interactive program called “WorldWide Telescope,” Alyssa Goodman, Professor of Astronomy, Harvard University; Research Associate, Smithsonian Institution, will demonstrate in this free, public and illustrated lecture, how various historic and modern systems for measuring longitude at sea work (or fail to work), highlighting key life-saving techniques to find one’s position using the motions of stars and moons, as well as magnetic anomalies. Go back in time and discover what it was like to find one’s way before the era of GPS devices and smartphones.
Finding Our Way: An Exploration of Human Navigation, an exhibition at the Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments, will be open following the lecture until 9:00 pm.
Presented in collaboration with the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
When: May 14, 2015 6 PM to May 14, 2015 7 PMin Cambridge, Massachusetts (Thu, 14 May 2015 18 )
CACP’s Community Exhibitions Initative (CEI) presents the work of Roxbury resident and Parker Hill Library staff member Edie Sorrell at Butterfly Coffee.
Ediology features line drawings that at first sight seem abstract, but after further inspection reveal myriad faces within.
Contact Name: Lucilda Dassardo-Cooper Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Contact Phone: 617-879-7049 Sponsor: Center for Art and Community Partnerships Open to the public: Yes Disability accommodation: If you need a disability-related accommodation for a MassArt-sponsored event on campus, email Mercedes Evans at email@example.com at least two weeks prior to the program date.
When: May 27, 2015 5 AM in Boston, Massachusetts (Wed, 27 May 2015 05 )
Join True Aussie Beef, in partnership with Catalyst and Harpoon Brewery, outside Catalyst for an evening of great food, games and beer! Chefs William Kovel from Catalyst, Chris Coombs from Deuxave and Boston Chops, Matthew Gaudet from West Bridge, Renee Scharoff from Blonde on the Run Catering, and Eric Kinniburgh from Boloco will be on the grills. You don’t want to miss this opportunity to taste the amazing dishes they’re preparing using delicious, all natural Aussie grass-fed beef. Plus you’ll have the chance to vote for your favorite dish and win a Boston staycation (ARV $600). The chef who’s voted fan favorite will win $500.
All ticket proceeds benefit ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALS TDI), the world’s largest drug development organization dedicated to ending ALS, Lou Gehrig's disease.. Get your tickets today!
When: Jun 10, 2015 6 PM to Jun 10, 2015 8 PMin Cambridge, Massachusetts (Wed, 10 Jun 2015 18 )
As educational leaders attempt to improve the state of public education in cities like Lawrence, it is imperative that the largest stake holders of local education reform, the community members, are involved in the conversation.
This event provides young professionals in the private, non-profit, and government sectors with a chance to voice their thoughts and interests with regard to ongoing reform efforts within the Lawrence public school system.
Join us for a discussion about how educational leaders are reforming local education and how YOU can be part of the solution.
Following the discussion, attendees will have the opportunity to network with fellow educators and area professionals over light beverages and hors d’oeuvres.
This event is FREE for all GLYPN Members & Educators. Educators please bring a work ID.
All other attendees will be asked to pay a $10 cover charge.
- Dr. Vanessa Calderon-Rosado, Member of the MA Board of Elementary and Secondary Education & Chief Executive Officer of Inquilinos Boricuas en Accion (IBA)
- Lou Bernieri, Director of Andover Bread Loaf Teacher Network, Phillips Academy
... Other speakers pending confirmation. We appreciate your patience.
When: May 28, 2015 6 PM to May 28, 2015 9 PMin Lawrence, Massachusetts (Thu, 28 May 2015 18 )
28 Kingston St, Boston, MA 02111 Monday, May 11, 2015, 9 – 11:55 p.m.
Come to the Goodlife club in downtown Boston - 28 Kingston St. (near the Chinatown T-Stop) for a special free 18+ event featuring the final presentations from The Beat Research class at MassArt.
Expect the dopest music, videos and live performances from this wicked talented crew. Club info at (617) 451-2622.
Contact Name: Antony Flackett Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Contact Phone: (617) 879-7294 Open to the public: Yes Type of performance: Multimedia Disability accommodation: If you need a disability-related accommodation for a MassArt-sponsored event on campus, email Mercedes Evans at email@example.com at least two weeks prior to the program date. More info: www.beatresearch.com
When: May 11, 2015 12 AM in Boston, Massachusetts (Mon, 11 May 2015 00 )
Let Boston Casting guide you on how to tap into the Boston market and actually get work as an actor. Want to improve your skills? Make yourself marketable? Give perfect auditions? This is the workshop for you. Whether you’re a seasoned actor who is looking to get in the game of on-camera acting or you’re new to the industry, this workshop is the best way to learn how to audition flawlessly, and how to connect to the right people to get your career moving. In this intensive workshop, you will learn how to give a perfect on-camera audition. Using scripts from films, television and commercials, students will perform in front of the camera in a real audition setting. Direction and feedback will be given with each performance and students will have the chance to watch their auditions on-screen to get a feel of how they come across to their audience. Students will also learn proper audition etiquette, how to approach cold readings, how to market themselves as actors, how to develop a character, and give multiple deliveries for various scripts.
$65 per person. Maximum: 14 students
Day/Time: Sunday 1PM - 4PM
Class Dates: May 24, 2015
Student Showcase: None
Class Location: ImprovBoston Main Theater
Instructor: Michael Fennimore
Michael Fennimore has been teaching at Boston Casting for over ten years. He also teaches acting for the camera at UMass Boston. For twenty-five years, Michael has acted and directed the play SHEAR MADNESS at the Charles Playhouse. He first got his SAG card in 1980 and had served as its New England president for nine years. Appearing in numerous commercials and dozens of industrials, Michael received his first TV credit with the show SPRENSER: FOR HIRE and more recently had a recurring role in the Showtime Series BROTHERHOOD. Michael also had a scene with Christian Bale and Amy Adams in AMERICAN HUSTLE, directed by David O. Russell.
About Boston Casting
With over 20 years experience, Boston Casting is the largest casting company in New England. Boston Casting specializes in casting principal roles and extras for feature films, commercials, industrials, web videos, voice overs and reality television shows. With over 60,000 union and non-union actors in the company’s online database, including children and special ability actors, plus 6 casting directors, an extras casting department and 3 studios, Boston Casting excels at finding just the right talent and arranging the perfect ensembles.
When: May 24, 2015 1 PM to May 24, 2015 4 PMin Cambridge, Massachusetts Cost: 65.00 true Student Registration 65.00
Topic: Architecture and the role of an Architect in an Agile Environment
The Architect SIG is a discussion group for those with an interest in software architecture and the Software Architect role in an agile context. This meeting is the first in a series planned to discuss, research, and document Architecture and the role of an Architect in an Agile environment. As this is our first meeting on this topic, expect to collaborate on a deliverable definition, a definition of the scope of this effort, and a rough project plan to follow to get to done.
Food and Drink will be provided courtesy of Agile Austin.
Seating is limited!
Please make sure that you are able to attend this session. Seating is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. We want to give everyone the opportunity to attend, so please only sign up if you are committed to attending.
Simone Labony Labbance '15 will be presenting her capstone project for her Asian American Studies major. The lecture will examine race-based admission procedures at elite institutions such as UC Berkeley, UCLA, and Harvard. Simone will present the unique case of Asian American admissions and the discrimination specific to this racial group to interrogate legislation and private practices such as Affirmative Action, Prop 209, and lesser known policies at private institutions. This examination of admission procedure seeks to illuminate struggles of the "model minority" through the lens of historical discrimination and the creation of a quota on AAPI college admission offers.
When: May 11, 2015 1 PM in Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts (Mon, 11 May 2015 13 )
This group is for boys and girls 9-12. Read a great book and come and discuss it with your adult. Books are chosen by the group. Sign-up required! Please contact Tina at the library. Location: Hudson Library
When: May 27, 2015 7 PM in Hudson, Massachusetts (Wed, 27 May 2015 19 )
Need assistance with downloading an ebook? Not sure how to use voice dictation on your iPhone or iPad? Need to learn how to create group contacts in your Gmail account? Maybe we can help! Schedule a one-on-one appointment for assistance with basic technology questions. Half-hour slots are available Mondays, May 11 and June 8 from 2-3 p.m.
When: May 11, 2015 2 PM to May 11, 2015 3 PMin Wayland, Massachusetts (Mon, 11 May 2015 14 )
This story time is for little ones ages 1- 4 years old accompanied by an adult. Enjoy stories, a song, and a paper craft. Free and open to the public. No registration required. May 27 - Octopus Hugs. June 3 - Say Cheese. June 10 - In the Ocean. June 17 - Let’s Fly a Kite. June 24 - Welcome Summer.
When: May 27, 2015 12 AM in Hyde Park, Massachusetts Cost: Free (Wed, 27 May 2015 00 )
Graduating Seniors from the Graphic Design Department and Graphic Design Certificate Program present professional portfolios to prospective employers and the public at large. There will be limited parking in the area. Attendees are encouraged to arrive by public transportation, Green Line E train to Longwood Medical or public buses No. 39 or 66. Free and open to the public.
Building: Tower Contact Name: Alice Stanne Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Contact Phone: 617-879-7741 Sponsor: Graphic Design Department Open to the public: Yes
When: May 11, 2015 12 AM in Boston, Massachusetts (Mon, 11 May 2015 00 )
Midway Channel Gallery presents off the woven path, an exhibition of artists weaving materials to tell stories. Watch the exhibition come alivein freshly woven, not your typical runway scene. Mingle with models wearing a collection of independent designs weaving together the art of textiles, fashion and jewelry. Listen to original musical accompanying their every step and accentuating avant garde designs in mood and expression. Meet four new designers and a runway manager from Lasell College, Donahue Center for the Creative & Applied Arts as well as established Boston artists and designers. freshly woven, not your typical runway scene is part of Artweek Boston
When: May 8, 2015 6 PM to May 8, 2015 8 PMin Boston, Massachusetts (Fri, 08 May 2015 18 )
Symposium of Chapter 222: Considering Best Practices
Medford High School, Science Lecture Hall
9:00-1:00, May 2, 2015
What is Chapter 222 and what does it mean for teachers, administrators, and students? Please join the Tufts Educational Studies Program and Medford Public High School in a symposium to discuss this new law and how it influences the use of discipline in the school. Expert panelists — including teachers, administrators, lawyers, and policy-makers— will speak about the complexities of school discipline and consider innovative ways to support students and teachers.
**Earn PD points**
**Great for indicator and standards evidence**
9:00-9:20: Registration and Coffee Time
9:30-9:40: Welcome & Opening, Dr. John Perella, Headmaster, Medford High School
9:45- 10:35: Panel 1: LEARNING THE LAW & THE PROBLEM
?-? Marlies Spanjaard, Director of Education Advocacy, The EdLaw Project of the Children’s Law Center of Massachusetts and the Committee for Public Counsel Services
?-? Joanna Taylor, M.Ed., Doctoral Candidate at the Heller School of Social Policy, Brandeis University, Co-Author of “Not Measuring Up: The State of Discipline in Massachusetts”
?-? Matt Cregor, Staff Attorney, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice, Co-Author of “Not Measuring Up: The State of Discipline in Massachusetts”
?-? Jeffrey B. Becker, Attorney for Boston Public Schools & Assistant Headmaster at Boston Green Academy
10:45-11:35 Panel 2: RESPONDING TO CHAPTER 222 IN THE SCHOOL
?-? Representative, Center for Restorative Justice, Suffolk University
?-? Christophe Teulet-Cote, M.Ed., Assistant Headmaster, Charlestown High School
?-? Sung-Joon Pai, Director of ELL Programs and Diploma Plus, Charlestown High School
?-? Chandra Banks, M.Ed., Conflict Mediator, Cambridge Public Schools
11:45- 12:35 ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS
?-? “That student”: When to Discipline and Why
?-? Considering Administrators’ Roles in Discipline
?-? Alternative Methods: What Now?
?-? Students POV on Discipline in the School
12:45- 1:00 Closing remarks, Dave Blauch, Assistant Principal, Medford High School
Take Route 93 south to Exit 33 (Route 28) which enters Roosevelt Circle. Follow Forest Street (2nd right) from Roosevelt Circle toward Medford Square. Turn right at first traffic light onto Lawrence Road. Proceed to second light, and turn right on Winthrop Street. Proceed past Temple Shalom to High School entrance on right.
From South of Boston
Take Route 93 north to Exit 31. Follow Mystic Valley Parkway west to first light (excluding two flashing pedestrian crossing lights) which is Winthrop Street. Turn right, follow Winthrop Stree (Route 38) past Temple Shalom to Medford High School entrance on right.
From West of Boston
Take Massachusetts Turnpike to Route 128 North. Take Route 2 East, to Route 60 until you come to the Route 38 rotary. Go around the rotary to the left and follow Route 38 North (Winchester/Woburn). The Medford High School entrance is about a mile on the right.
When: May 2, 2015 9 AM to May 2, 2015 1 PMin Medford, Massachusetts (Sat, 02 May 2015 09 )
It is a case defined by superlatives - the largest art theft in history, carrying the world’s largest reward offer, longer on the FBI’s list of biggest unsolved art crimes than any other save one. Two men disguised as Boston Police officers trick their way into the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum after midnight, tie up the two night watchmen and make off with an estimated half billion dollars worth of artwork including three works by Rembrandt and a Vermeer masterpiece. Now 25 years after the theft, Stephen Kurkjian who was the principal reporter on the case for the Boston Globe for years, has written a gripping account of the still-unsolved heist of a quarter century ago.
When: Apr 27, 2015 12 AM in Boston, Massachusetts Cost: Free (Mon, 27 Apr 2015 00 )
Celebrate El Dia de los Niños /el Dia de los Libros with a Mariana Iranzi bilingual children's concert. Mariana brings a multicultural and interactive music experience to the library which is full of original songs and some classics that will make you sing, move, and imagine. For children ages two-adult.
When: Apr 27, 2015 12 AM in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts Cost: Free (Mon, 27 Apr 2015 00 )
Le Lycée International de Boston vous invite ??une lecture par Patrick Autréaux de son livre Les Irréguliers paru en janvier 2015 chez Gallimard.
Velleda Miragias, l’accompagnera par la Suite pour Violoncelle Seul de Gaspard Cassadó.
Rencontre et séance de dédicace. Vente de livres sur place.
Patrick Autréaux est né en 1968. Parallèlement à des études de médecine et d’anthropologie, il écrit de la poésie et des critiques d’art contemporain. Il décide d’arrêter sa pratique de psychiatrie d’urgence en 2006. L’expérience de la maladie comme expérience intérieure est le thème d’un cycle d’écriture, achevé avec Se survivre (Verdier). Les Irréguliers est son premier roman. patrickautreaux.blogspot.com. Photo : Sophie Bassouls, crédit.
Velleda Miragias, originaire de Paris, résidant actuellement à Boston MA, jouit d’une carrière polyvalente et internationale. Actuellement co-soliste au Philharmonique de Boston, elle joue également avec plusieurs institutions musicales au Massachusetts. Elle a reçu le Premier Prix de la Ville d’Epernay au concours Européen de cordes. Elle est la co-fondatrice avec son mari de Artisan Music Studios, et de Artisan Childcare Center, un jardin d’enfant avec immersion musicale. www.velledamiragias.com. Photo : Angel Amy Moreno, crédit.
Join Society of Grownups and AIGA Boston for a casual evening of networking and learning a little more about what it means to be a Grownup. We’ll be serving up drinks, food and a good time. We’d love to see you there–AIGA members who attend will have a chance to win some Society of Grownups swag and even passes to some of our events–good deal, right?
*Please note: There will be a sign in at Society of Grownups for those who would like to drink. But the event is open to all ages!
Society of Grownups is a learning initiative created to help people through the challenges and changes in life that no one likes to talk about - the hard parts of adulthood that everyone assumes everyone else has figured out. It's a place - in Brookline and online - dedicated to providing financial literacy to a range of adults on issues like paying down debt, saving for a down payment and planning for the future. We're also a place to learn about the somewhat lighter challenges of adulthood, like how to travel on a budget and how to network.
We’re located in Brookline and offer classes, chats, supper clubs, guest speaker events and one-on-one sessions with financial planners in our Brookline space, as well as a variety of online tools at SocietyofGrownups.com.
When: May 4, 2015 6 PM to May 4, 2015 8 PMin Brookline, Massachusetts (Mon, 04 May 2015 18 )
Sponsored by: West Roxbury Academy Minimum age: 18 Coaches and Volunteers, we are so pleased you have chosen to be a part of our NFTE New England West Roxbury Academy Business plan coaching day. We need you to bring your professional expertise and generosity of time and spirit to serve as Business Plan Coaches at WRA.Business Plan coaches offer advi . . .
When: May 14, 2015 10:15:00 AM in West Roxbury, Massachusetts (Thu, 14 May 2015 10:15:00 )
From 7-8, please join us for shopping to benefit Charlene's fundraising for the Liver Foundation, which supports research to cure liver diseases - a silent cause of death for millions of Americans and many more globally. There will be some mini burritos from Boloco and other snacks. Then from 8-9, join us for a donation-based yoga class taught by the amazing Stephanie Fungsang, who specializes in Mindful Vinyasa and also teaches at Harvard and other locations (www.stephaniefungsang.com/yoga). Please bring your own mat, though there will be a few spares if you do forget! : )
Also, there will be a raffle for a lovely yoga mat and some other accessories from Athleta. Raffle tickets are $1 each.
Sponsored by: Community Servings, Inc. Minimum age: 13 Each day Community Servings prepares and packages 1000 meals for men, women, and children who are struggling with acute life threatening illnesses. Join the community servings chefs in the kitchen preparing food for the critically ill.Volunteers will help the staff slice, chop, and cook meals for in . . .
When: Jun 1, 2015 9 AM in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts (Mon, 01 Jun 2015 09 )
Bringing together hackers and innovators to test-drive our newly open API with PAVLOK development units (made in Boston, Meet the Team!). Winners will receive Pavlok wristbands, limited edition swag, and other excellent goodies.
Don’t miss the best hackathon in Boston this year!
Summary Pavlok is a wearable device that uses electric shock to help people break bad habits. Our Shock-A-Thon is bringing together the most innovative minds in Boston to build cutting-edge and exciting behavioral technology.
Participants will get early access to our API that syncs up with our shocking wristband. You’ll get the opportunity to be at the forefront of a major innovation in how people change their behavior. Our devices and software are going to be used by hundreds of thousands of people and you can play a significant role in the development of these projects.
There will be free food, a BulletProof Coffee Bar, swag from cool vendors, and epic networking with leaders in the Boston tech industry.
Problem Smoking, Snacking, Snoozing, Slacking on the Job. These are just a few of the bad habits that infiltrate our daily lives. But there are many, many more.
Solution We have a kick-ass product that has already proven itself with the habits that we’ve tackled so far, but we need your help to not only identify other habits but execute on technological solutions for the areas that we haven’t covered yet.
“Pavlok is hands down the greatest bad habit breaker on the face of the planet. We stand by this claim wholeheartedly”
Maneesh Sethi, CEO/Founder of Pavlok
When: May 16, 2015 10 AM to May 16, 2015 6 PMin Boston, Massachusetts (Sat, 16 May 2015 10 )
Sponsored by: Gilbert Albert Community Center Minimum age: 16 Come volunteer as an informal ESOL Conversation Group assistant at Gilbert Albert Community Center! Work with refugees and new community members who are looking to improve their English language skills! Volunteers will work in small groups or one-on-one with the adult learners to help them practice . . .
Sponsored by: New England Aquarium Minimum age: 16 Do you know that there are less than 550 right whales left in the North Atlantic? Did you also know that there are a variety of efforts taking place in our backyard to protect this species? Come to the 2nd Annual New England Right Whale Festival to celebrate the work being done to save North Atlanti . . .
When: May 3, 2015 10 AM in Boston, Massachusetts (Sun, 03 May 2015 10 )
A brief rundown of Crackers history: Lowery, in the mid-80s, in Santa Cruz, California, formed Camper Van Beethoven, and their Take the Skinheads Bowling became an instant college radio staple. When CVB disbanded on tour in Sweden, following their second major label release, Lowery formed Cracker with his longtime friend Johnny Hickman. (The pair had met on the local music scene as teenagers in Redlands, CA.) Crackers emergent sound had less in common with Campers exotic excursions and was more in synch with the Kinks and Southern roots music. They released their self-titled debut on Virgin, and following the #1 Modern Rock hit Teen Angst (What The World Needs Now), the band became a minor commercial sensation (complete with then-significant MTV exposure). The platinum-selling Kerosene Hat contained the enormous, era-defining hit single Low, as well as Get Off This, and Eurotrash Girl. When the dust settled, Cracker found themselves with an ever-growing, devoted following both in the U.S. (where fans refer to themselves as Crumbs) and throughout Europe. Today the band stays well connected to yet another generation of fans via internet, many of whom were kids when these alt-rock godfathers were first ruling rock radio.
When: Aug 13, 2015 7 PM in Boston, Massachusetts Cost: $30 (Thu, 13 Aug 2015 19 )
with Sidewalk Driver Key Words: Justin Bieber, Robert Pattinson, Glenn Beck, Lady GaGa, Louis Pasteur, You.BROOKLYN, NY, Feb. 6 -- The following can be attributed to Dick Valentine:Right now, it's quiet in Electric Six. Right now we are huddled in our huddles trying to decide who will do something next. That sound you're hearing? That's your television. And you can bet they will hear your television in the factories in Beijing. Because we're Americans. On television. And our televisions are louder than theirs. Because ours are made of glass.It's halftime in Electric Six. And I believe that M.I.A. is owed an apology from the NFL and from NBC. She looked great up there. She looked very very good and she is owed an apology.It's halftime up in here. This year sees us doing things a bit differently from our normal routine. We have decided that the halfway point of our existence is now. To commemorate the first half of our existence, we are making a commemorative double-live album celebrating the best of the first half of our shit. The commemorative albums will be crafted in fine pewter.We look to the artists in last night's Super Halftime Show as inspiration for scheduling a live event...and fucking delivering on it. I'm not gonna lie...we are nervous. We are very very nervous. We have risked everything on these live albums. And the house always loses.Dear kid...eat shit! Signed, The Author.But the good news is, we plan to do eight more studio albums starting next year. In the meantime, look for many of us to do wonderful things this year with our peripheral projects...Belle Ghoul, Johnny Headband, Lettercamp and Evil Cowards. Maybe there's even more than that happening. Maybe updates from this band will flow more freely than normal years. You will have to wait. You have to waitIt's halftime in Electric Six. The second half is about to start. Our engines are revving. We're imported from Detroit.Also, we're playing On A Motherfuckin' Boat In Boston Again This Summer bitches!
When: Jul 10, 2015 7:15:00 PM in Boston, Massachusetts Cost: $25 Adv / $30 Day Of Show (Fri, 10 Jul 2015 19:15:00 )
Sponsored by: Emerald Necklace Conservancy Minimum age: 12 Volunteers are needed to prune, deadhead, weed, and care for the roses in the Kelleher Rose Garden, in the Back Bay Fens. Rosarians will be on hand to train and demonstrate rose care. All skill levels are welcome.This is a unique opportunity to learn gardening techniques while helping to maintain an . . .
When: May 26, 2015 5 PM in Boston, Massachusetts (Tue, 26 May 2015 17 )
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