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first_imgW ith increasing consumer awareness about what they are eating, the current trend is the use of natural fresh ingredients. It’s easier for small craft bakers who sell locally to use more fresh fruit pieces in their toppings, as many have a relatively short shelf-life and are made for immediate consumption. “The biggest trend, though, is that people want premium products and they are actually willing to pay for them,” says Stuart Allan, operations and development director of Indulgence Patisserie.The firm, based in Colchester, Essex, supplies premium private-label and branded desserts for the retail, foodservice and travel catering markets. It sources the fruit for its toppings from a supplier based in Kent.When finding a supplier these days, it’s important to the firm that everything is clean-label, and “not a lot of companies do that”, says Allan. Consumers don’t want additives and preservatives in their desserts, so products have a shorter shelf-life and it is therefore important to get them out quickly, he adds.Similarly The Real Patisserie – a relatively small business with only two outlets in Brighton and Hove, uses a wide variety of fruits for the toppings of its fresh cakes and tarts, which are made on the premises. The majority of the fruit used, including apples, strawberries, lemons and kiwis, is fresh and sourced from Adams Wholesale Ltd, a supplier based in Hove.It is important to the company to source locally where possible – not to mention the fact that it “makes sense” in terms of cost, delivery and storage – and it has been using the same supplier for over 10 years. One of the downsides to sourcing your products locally would be that there may be some fruits that are harder to get hold of, although The Real Patisserie only uses a couple of tinned products – pears and apricots – and only the raspberries come frozen.While the demand for seasonal produce, such as strawberries, remains constant, British fruit farmers cannot rely on the nation’s changeable weather for a decent crop each year, so larger suppliers offer more consistent supply.Unifine Food and Bake Ingredients, for example, produces a number of different fruit-based toppings for use in or on their products, including liquid gels that can be poured onto mousse cakes, fruit fillings for buttercream cakes and pies and concentrated fruit pieces. The company also makes use of a lot of fresh fruit produce suspended in sauces.”Our apple pie is made using Jonagold apples, which have a crisp, sweet flavour and are grown down the road from our factory in Belgium,” says Unifine’s sales and marketing director, Simon Solway, arguing that consumers are often ambivalent about where the product comes from.”You can find certain fruit, such as strawberries, in supermarkets all year round, and even though you might look at the packet and see it comes from Morocco, it doesn’t weaken demand,” says Solway. He believes that, while consumers may consciously think they would rather buy local fruit, people will still buy long-haul goods.—-=== Bearing fruit ===For more info on local sourcing, check these websites:[http://www.goodfoodpages.co.uk] is an online guide to the UK’s best local producers and retailers. If you’re looking for information on the benefits of going local, try [http://www.localfoodworks.org], which also provides details of networks in your area. Meanwhile, [http://www.foodfrombritain.com] provides a guide to regional food and drink producers. Or you could try local development agencies such as [http://www.distinctlycumbrian.co.uk], which aim to strengthen the rural economy of the county by providing advice and grants to rural businesses.last_img read more

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Cromwell man killed in crash on State Road 13

first_imgIndianaLocalNews WhatsApp WhatsApp By Network Indiana – November 16, 2020 0 387 Cromwell man killed in crash on State Road 13 Previous articleHospital Association: Rumors of inflated COVID-19 death count are unfoundedNext articleElkhart County Council votes to consolodate court, move outside of downtown Elkhart, Goshen Network Indiana Pinterest Twitter (95.3 MNC) A Cromwell man was killed in a crash in Kosciusko County.The collision happened on Saturday, Nov. 14.Deputies say a woman was driving north on State Road 13 when the car veered off the east side of the road, hitting a tree and rolling near Southshore Drive.The passenger of the car, Tyler Goodpaster, was ejected and died in the crash.Factors into the crash remain under investigation. Twitter Google+ Google+ Pinterest Facebook Facebooklast_img read more

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Warburtons set to close Newburn as bread sales fall

first_imgWarburtons, which recently reported a £13.5m loss, is planning to close its Newburn bread bakery in Newcastle.The company said it needed to make changes to its business as consumers continued to switch from bread to other wrapped bakery, such as bagels, flatbread and crumpets. The move does not affect its separate free-from bakery and distribution facility in Newburn.A year ago, Warburtons stopped bread production at its Stockton-on-Tees site because of the decline in bread consumption. “The bakery market continues to be challenging,” said Warburtons in a statement on its latest plans.“Unfortunately, this means making the very difficult decision to enter into consultation on the proposed closure of our core Newburn bakery. No decision will be made until the thorough consultation is completed and we are supporting everyone affected at this very difficult time.”Around 100 jobs may be affected by the plans, which will only affect bread prodution and not the free-from bakery at the Newburn site.Warburtons added that it had invested more than £35m in its infrastructure in the past 18 months to enable it to innovate and meet changing consumer demand.“We remain committed to our north-east operations and, over the next 12 months, will be making improvements to our free-from bakery and distribution facility with an investment of £3m.”In the year ended 29 September 2018, Warburtons’ sales fell 3.5% year on year to £506.4m.In the previous 12-month period, when the company had reported a 0.3% drop in overall sales, revenue had largely been held up by growth in non-bread lines, which include crumpets, bagels and teacakes.Profits in 2018 had been hit by £19.6m in exceptional costs including those associated with ending bread production in Stockton-on-Tees, and charges against plant and equipment it no longer required.”Excluding the exceptional costs, the underlying business remains profitable,” said Warburtons chairman Jonathan Warburton at the time.Recent activity by Warburtons has included the launch of a new bagel range that is being promoted with adverts starring Robert De Niro.last_img read more

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Watch An Iconic Amy Winehouse Performance On The Anniversary Of Her Death

first_imgThough six years have passed since her death, the undeniable power and emotion of Amy Winehouse’s music lives on, and will continue to do so for years to come. Six years ago today, London Ambulance Service was called to rising star singer Amy Winehouse‘s Camden flat. Unfortunately, the medics were too late—Winehouse was found dead, having succumbed to her arduous battle with drug and alcohol abuse at just 27 years old. Though she released only two albums before her death—2003’s Frank and 2006’s Back To Black–her work on the two releases catapulted her to worldwide success and recognition. Back To Black netted the singer five Grammys (including Best New Artist, Record of the Year, and Song of the Year) in 2008, tying the record for most wins by any female artist in a single year at that time.Forever 27: Both Jim Morrison and Brian Jones Died On This Date At Age 27, Making Them Members Of An Eerie And Mysterious “Club”Winehouse’s tragically brief career was defined as much by her remarkable talent as it was by her struggles to keep her life together offstage. From an early age, she dealt with a litany of health issues, from drug addiction to alcohol abuse to eating disorders. These problems were only intensified as she saw her popularity and notoriety increase. As Winehouse explained to The Telegraph in her last interview before her death, “I’m not a natural born performer. I’m a natural singer, but I’m quite shy, really…You know what it’s like? I don’t mean to be sentimental or soppy but its a little bit like being in love, when you can’t eat, you’re restless, it’s like that. But then the minute you go on stage, everything’s OK. The minute you start singing.”Winehouse’s live performances were the stuff of legend. As she told The Telegraph, it was clear that she was at ease when singing, particularly in intimate settings where she could forget about the problems that plagued her life as a whole and focus on doing what she did best. For a taste of the magic of Winehouse’s shows, throw on this video of her May 29, 2007 gig at Shepherd’s Bush Empire in London, immortalized in her live video album release I Told You I Was Trouble: Live in London:last_img read more

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Berklee College Of Music Announces Mike Gordon Endowed Scholarship

first_imgThe Berklee College of Music has announced the new Mike Gordon Endowed Scholarship, a grant that will go to, “Berklee students studying bass who are also well-rounded artists, with skills in other areas such as songwriting, production, arranging, or creative entrepreneurship.”The prestigious Boston music school celebrated the new scholarship on Friday with a student-only seminar led by Mike Gordon himself. Jambands.com reports that the Phish bassist discussed topics like meeting Trey Anastasio, Phish’s longevity, meditative listening exercises, and Phish’s “no analyze” rule between sets. “It’s about being open, being able to say when we don’t like something, finding compromise despite the differences,” Gordon said of the secret behind Phish’s longevity. “Of course there have been rifts—leading to a whole album named Rift!”Some of Gordon’s friends were also in attendance during the seminar, including event moderator and associate professor Loudon Sterns, who helped Gordon build the interactive REEL keyboard that has appeared at many of his solo shows since 2016. Professor Pat Pattison and associate professor Linda Balliro, who provided vocal coaching for Gordon, were also there.[H/T – Jambands.com]last_img read more

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Winter Gear Guide 2009: Winter Camping

first_imgBula Foot Print Beanie A hat is a hat, until you start looking at the materials that go into that hat. The Foot Print is constructed with a sustainable bamboo and wool blend and a comfy recycled microfleece liner. $25. Bulabula.com.BulaFootPrintBeanie_Marble_clip_FIXBig Agnes Flying Diamond 8 Don’t think of this as a four-season tent. Think of the Flying Diamond as your winter mountain home. It’s completely waterproof and windproof from top to bottom, with enough floor space to sleep eight and the headroom to accommodate Andre the Giant. Add the mesh gear loft to keep your packs and jackets organized and pop open the front vestibule for a shaded front porch. $599.95. bigagnes.com.MSR Lightning Ascent Snowshoes You only wear snowshoes for one reason: to save energy when hiking in deep snow. The Lightning Ascent maximizes the energy savings by offering an uber-light and stable platform that keeps your ankles out of the snow and your legs fresh for the trail ahead. The shoes are edged in light aluminum with “teeth” that grip the snow, while the rubber center provides the float you expect from a snowshoe. $259.95. msrgear.com.MSRLightingAscentOrange_clip_FIXWestern Mountaineering Antelope A five-degree bag may not keep you warm enough on your thru-hike of Antarctica, but it does the trick below the Mason Dixon most of the time. And the Antelope weighs under 2.5 lbs, making it the perfect partner for winter backpacking trips. With seven inches of natural down loft and a fully insulated collar and hood, this five-degree bag might keep you warmer than some zero-degree bags on the market. $435. Westernmountaineering.com. westernmountaineringAntelopeSMF_clip_FIXMountain Hardwear Dragon A lightweight, wind and water-resistant soft shell, the Dragon is designed for intensely aerobic winter activities (think cross country skiing or ice climbing), which means it’s highly breathable with a full range of movement. But our wear-tester loved the details built into the Dragon, like the thumb loops, chamois lined collar, and convenient chest pocket perfect for an Ipod or map. $240. Mountainhardwear.com. 1 2 3last_img read more

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Back to School

first_img“Why don’t we all start off with a little introduction,” says Jason, our Wilderness First Aid (WFA) instructor from Landmark Learning.It was 8am on a Saturday morning and for the first time in over a year, I was back in school. Literally.Last weekend, my alma mater, Emory & Henry College, served as host for a WFA course through Landmark Learning’s Wilderness Medicine Institute. I was back in my old stomping grounds, the college’s outdoor program building, the very place where I first tied a figure eight knot and learned about Leave No Trace.There was the same whiteboard in front of me, the same canoes cinched in the rafters above, the same wall stacked with boats and backpacks and climbing gear. I remember spending long nights at that building. It was our home away from home, the place we went to when we needed a quiet place to study but, more often than not, found ourselves distracted by the bouldering cave and the Sublime tunes we blasted over the speaker system. Ah, those were the days.The last time I took a WFA course, I was deep in the jungles of the Amazon on my NOLS semester abroad. At the time, it didn’t just seem appropriate that I was learning about wilderness first aid – it was downright necessary. That was back in 2011 though, and I’d since let my two-year certification expire, thinking, “I’m not going to be a guide or an instructor. I don’t need it.”But when my mentor and former outdoor program director Jim told me the college was hosting the course, I decided it would be worth my while to get a refresher. After all, I certainly hadn’t stopped recreating in the outdoors. In fact, my job required it. While I hadn’t needed to use any of my first aid skills in the past couple of years, it was only a matter of time. IMG_9112Ironically, that time came just two days prior to my WFA course. A few friends of mine in Asheville decided to show me around the singletrack at Bent Creek so I could christen my Violet on the local N.C. trails. As we were charging through one of the last downhill sections of our ride, one of my friends hit the front brake just a little too hard and sent herself OTB x 2.She landed, shoulder first, on a raised root system, shielding her face as the bike came crashing after her. It happened so fast, and her wipeout was so graceful, that at first I wasn’t sure if she would bounce right back up laughing or if she would continue to lay there in the fetal position, crumpled in a ball of hurt.Of course, it was the latter that ensued. My friends and I immediately sprung into action, asking about her head, her back, what hurt most, could she move at all, did anything feel broken? We kept her on her side while the initial shock of the wipeout wore off. We exposed her shoulder, assessing the already red and swollen lump and concluding that it likely wasn’t broken, but that she definitely was not riding out.Surprisingly, we all kicked into gear like a well-oiled machine. One of the guys hopped on his bike and rode the remaining few miles out to grab a truck while the rest of us split up other duties like carrying her pack, walking her bike, and helping her get comfortable enough to hike out. I fashioned a sling for her out of my Deuter day pack and we proceeded to walk in the fading daylight toward the gravel road. Fortunately, a kind couple picked her up shortly afterward and she’s on the mend as we speak.IMG_9101“My name’s Manda, and I’ve never done anything like this before, but I figure it’s a good thing to know,” says a woman off to my right.We’d finally made it through all of the introductions. From zoologists to Boy Scout troop leaders, swimming coaches, and search and rescue volunteers, it was amazing how different the 14 people in the room were. Educators, students, working professionals from every background, some who were seasoned outdoorsmen and others who openly admitted to being “lab rats.”“Now, imagine you are mountain biking in DuPont State Forest and your buddy has a really bad wreck,” Jason says, setting the stage for our first scenario post-introductions. “What do you do?”For the next two days, Jason answered that question. What do you do when you’re in the wilderness and you or someone else gets injured? He talked us through the basics of backcountry medicine, how to size up the scene of an accident, perform a comprehensive patient assessment, formulate a treatment and, if needed, an evacuation plan. We even learned how to execute basic short-term treatments for everything from hypothermia to dislocated shoulders and full thickness burns.Sure, there’s a pretty low likelihood of any of us on the East encountering someone suffering from altitude sickness or a life-threatening amputation, but knowing even the basics could be the difference between life and death. Sometimes I catch myself getting sucked into invincibility mode, that dangerous point where your skills and your adventures start to plateau and, after so many incident-free outings, you begin to get complacent. That’s never a good place to be and I’m always quick to be humbled, but especially after the Bent Creek incident and the WFA wake-up call, I realized just how quickly things can turn bad when you’re a few hours from hospitals and reliable cell reception.IMG_9120“The number one thing you can do to help yourself is prevention,” Jason says on our final day of training. “If you can prevent an accident from happening, you’ll never have to deal with the repercussions.”I couldn’t agree more, and I encourage everyone to get a little basic first aid training regardless of their level of outdoor activity. I’d say if it doesn’t personally make you feel better about going out in the woods alone, it’ll surely make your climbing partners and paddling buddies feel a little safer knowing someone in the group can lend a hand in a time of need.Have you had any close calls in the woods? Ever needed to call upon your first aid skills in the wilderness? Let’s hear some stories!last_img read more

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Mountain Mama Paddles the North Fork (Finally)

first_img“Oh you wouldn’t like it – there are some steep drops and it’s manky in places,” Seven years ago my then-boyfriend off-handedly said as he left to paddle the North Fork of the French Broad.His words tangled in my head until a story about that run took root that I couldn’t paddle that stretch. Over the years whenever a friend told me about someone who got stuck in the eddy of doom or busted a boat paddling the North Fork, I took it as proof that I didn’t belong paddling there. Then I moved to Brevard and the North Fork became my home river. I resisted paddling it even as part of me longed to see it for myself. Until Saturday when one of my favorite people to paddle with, someone who gives simple directions and has a knack of staying calm, asked me if I wanted to paddle it. The level was perfect for my first run, the water green and clear. The day otherwise unaccounted for – childfree and my usually unruly to-do list tamed. I said yes even as my stomach roiled into pretzel-shaped knots. My mind returned to what could go wrong, but then I thought about how much I’d regret this opportunity to finally paddle this stretch of water. If not now, when, I reminded myself. We all grapple with two kinds of fear says author Ben Arment – the fear of failure and the fear of insignificance. When we focus on our fear of failure, we become shrunken versions of ourselves, living in the shadow of who we could have been. I walked slowly to the put-in, even my quads resisting my decision to paddle. Sure, I scouted some rapids and decided not to run them. My paddle shaft bumped into my lip, leaving it fat and bruised. Something else happened on that run, I fell in love with kayaking again. Looking up from the deep gorge at yesterday’s rain tricking down the steep canyon walls, the mossy green covering grey rocks and the ferns carpeting the forest, stirred the need to spend time in wild places, to push through the edge of my own comfort.I paddled out with an ear-to-ear smile. Grateful I had decided to paddle. Every time we prioritize our fear of insignificance over our fear of failure, we are creating bold, interesting lives, the existence our twelve-year-old selves would be proud of. Our everyday acts add up to create the lives only we could have lived, full of misadventures and glimpses of the divine places.last_img read more

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Britney Spears ‘Will Not Perform’ With Dad Jamie in Charge: Lawyer

first_imgIn response, one of Jamie’s lawyers, Vivian Lee Thoreen, brushed off Ingham’s comments as hearsay and claimed that he has prevented Britney, 38, from speaking to Jamie, 68.The hearing was held to determine whether Jamie will remain the co-conservator of Britney’s estate. However, Judge Brenda Penny ultimately decided not to suspend Jamie on Tuesday, saying the matter can be further discussed “down the road.”Britney Spears Dad Jamie Is Out Remains Co-Conservator Her Estate Amid Court BattleBritney Spears and Jamie Spears. Jim Smeal/Shutterstock; ShutterstockJamie was appointed Britney’s conservator in February 2008 after her public breakdown, putting him in charge of her medical and financial decisions, among other powers. He stepped down as conservator of her person in September 2019, citing “personal health reasons,” but remained conservator of her estate.- Advertisement – Britney Spears’ attorney blamed the pop star’s hiatus from the music industry on her father, Jamie Spears, during a court hearing in Los Angeles on Tuesday, November 10.“My client has informed me that she is afraid of her father. She also stated that she will not perform as long as her father is in charge of her career,” Samuel D. Ingham III claimed. “We are really at a crossroads.”- Advertisement – The Crossroads star, who has not released an album in more than four years, announced in January 2019 that she was going on an indefinite work hiatus. She subsequently spent one month in a mental health facility. A source exclusively told Us in August that “there has been significant improvement in Britney’s overall medical treatment plan” since Jamie stepped down as the conservator of her person.Fans have called for the conservatorship to end using the hashtag #FreeBritney on social media. Britney acknowledged the movement for the first time in September, saying in court documents obtained by Us that she “welcomes and appreciates the informed support of her many fans.” In a November 2 Instagram video, she assured her followers that she is “the happiest [she’s] ever been” in her life.The entertainer shares sons Preston, 15, and Jayden, 14, with ex-husband Kevin Federline.With reporting by Marjorie HernandezListen to Us Weekly’s Hot Hollywood as each week the editors of Us break down the hottest entertainment news stories! The Grammy winner requested to have Jamie removed from the case entirely in August, stating in court documents obtained by Us Weekly that she was “strongly opposed” to his return. In his place, she asked that Jodi Montgomery, the care manager who temporarily took over as conservator of her person, “continue in that role” and that Bessemer Trust Company, a private wealth management firm, oversee her estate.Britney’s attorney Ingham was granted permission in October to hire a law firm to assist in their legal battle against Jamie. In response, the former building contractor argued that bringing additional lawyers onto the case would take away more money from Britney’s multimillion-dollar fortune.Jamie made a case for why he should have remained co-conservator of the estate in court documents filed earlier this month, noting that he managed Britney’s business affairs and assets for years and once saved her from potential financial ruin.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

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The WTTC has released protocols for the adventure tourism industry

first_imgRead more in the attachment. By the way, the WTTC has published various protocols for the tourism industry, which you can view HERE The WTTC protocols for the adventure tourism industry have been compiled based on insights and frameworks developed by the Adventure Travel Association (ATTA). The ATTA guidelines were created using the international industry standards and public resources of the CDC, WHO, and governments. Also, one of the consultants in compiling security protocols was the Cleveland Clinic. – As tourism professionals, our priority now is to make adventure travel come back strong and sustainable. WTTC and ATTA, working together on global adventure travel guidelines, have made significant efforts to support companies around the world in reopening tourism as quickly and safely as possible, said Shannon Stowell, CEO of ATTA. / / / CROATIA GOT WTTC SEAL FOR SAFE TRAVEL Within these protocols, the adventure tourism industry refers to a wide range of adventure tourism experiences, including cycling, rafting, trekking, skiing, snowboarding, safaris and culinary tours, etc.… Not only are these activities mostly outdoors, thus limiting time spent indoors, rather, group sizes can be managed to allow for physical distancing. Adventure tourism is expected to grow in the post-COVID period. Reduce participant capacity limits for activities as needed to allow for physical distancingEnsure special focus on the level of difficulty of the activity so that it does not exceed the abilities and skills of guests, which reduces the need for possible rescueEnable clear, consistent and up-to-date communication on new health and hygiene protocols through the organization’s channels, both digitally and physically through clear labelsPromote covid contact search applications if required by local lawNotify guests of available support if questions or concerns ariseShare guidelines for guests before travel or activities digitally and in person upon arrival based on health authority advice, which may include wearing face masks or blankets, guidelines on hand hygiene, and avoiding physical contact. Encourage guests to buy tickets online if possibleKeeping family or group members together for all activities to help organizers reduce the risk of exposure to those outside the “community” wherever possibleEnsure, where possible, that each guest can handle their own equipment and facilities during the trip. Where possible, guests should be encouraged to bring their own equipment or gear, such as bicycles, skis and helmets.Limited physical contact and queuing where possible The latest protocols for the global travel and tourism sector focus on measures to ensure the reopening of adventure tourism, which should record an increase in popularity as travelers seek more unique experiences after COVID-19. WTTC protocol for the adventure tourism industry / / / ATTA: ADVENTURE TOURISM DEVELOPMENT INDEX 2020 ANNOUNCED. The World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) presented the latest set of measures aimed at rebuilding consumer confidence in the world, reducing risk and encouraging the return of safe travel. – We know that travelers will want to explore the world around them once again, as long as they are confident in their safety. The return of travel and tourism will help a strong global economic recovery, which is why these protocols are so important, Guevera concluded.center_img Related news: Supported by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the WTTC protocols also take into account the guidelines of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the WTTC Safe Travel brand recognizes safe destinations. It was just recently and Croatia receives WTTC seal for safe travel / /./ ATTA: THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON THE STATE OF THE ADVENTURE TRAVEL MARKET The WTTC, which represents the global private travel and tourism sector, held in-depth discussions with key stakeholders and organizations to ensure maximum coordination and practical implementation on the ground. – Adventure tourism is becoming increasingly popular among travelers and will be a key component of travel in the new normal situation. According to our recently launched dashboard to recover the demand for travel COVID-19, it is also one of the fastest growing segments, which is why it is crucial to establish measures that allow safe travel for adventure travelers, said Gloria Guevara, president and CEO of WTTC, adding that consumer confidence is crucial for continued travel and tourism. The WTTC divided the new guidelines into four pillars, including operational and staff preparedness; providing a safe experience; restoration of trust and self-confidence; and implementing policies that make it possible. Although the announced measures are not something new that we do not already know about the new discovery, they include: Attachment: Global_Protocols_for_the_New_Normal___Adventure_Tourism .last_img read more

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