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News Article | May 2, 2017
Site: www.chromatographytechniques.com

Scientists and researchers at the federal government's largest national laboratory are pushing ahead with work related to national security and the proliferation of nuclear weapons as new managers take over New Mexico-based Sandia National Laboratories for the first time in decades, officials said Monday. Director Stephen Younger discussed the lab's future during a news conference that marked the start of a new contract with National Technology and Engineering Solutions of Sandia, a subsidiary of Honeywell International. The U.S. Energy Department's National Nuclear Security Administration announced the $2.6 billion management contract in December. Officials have spent the last few months working on a smooth transition for the lab's thousands of employees and operations. The bulk of work at Sandia centers on the research, development and maintenance of nuclear weapons, but scientists there also have worked on energy and climate projects. Younger, who has a background in nuclear weapons, called Sandia's employees the "superheroes of technology." "Sandia defends the world and provides the opportunity for millions, if not billions, of people to lead peaceful and productive lives," he said. Younger said his team has centuries of combined experience when it comes to national security issues and while the core mission of Sandia will not change, Honeywell, Northrup Grumman and other partners will be looking for ways to do more work and do it faster. The new lab leadership acknowledged current global conflicts, including nuclear threats by North Korea. "The government understands the importance of these institutions, and the institutions understand they have to be accountable for the money and the information they're providing. It's a different world today," Younger said. Lockheed Martin had operated Sandia, located in Albuquerque, for the past two decades and was among bidders that lost out to the Honeywell team. With an annual budget of close to $3 billion, Sandia is one of the Albuquerque area's largest employers with more than 10,500 workers. Most are based in Albuquerque, but Sandia also operates sites at Lawrence Livermore lab in California and testing facilities in Nevada and Hawaii. Its Albuquerque campus spans more than 21 square miles. A recent report by a coalition of local governments found that Sandia's partnership with private organizations through a science and technology park has generated more than $315 million in economic impact across the state over two years. Sandia will continue to work with local and small businesses, Deputy Director Dave Douglass said Monday.


News Article | May 3, 2017
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Scientists and researchers at the federal government's largest national laboratory are pushing ahead with work related to national security and the proliferation of nuclear weapons as new managers take over New Mexico-based Sandia National Laboratories for the first time in decades, officials said Monday. Director Stephen Younger discussed the lab's future during a news conference that marked the start of a new contract with National Technology and Engineering Solutions of Sandia, a subsidiary of Honeywell International. The U.S. Energy Department's National Nuclear Security Administration announced the $2.6 billion management contract in December. Officials have spent the last few months working on a smooth transition for the lab's thousands of employees and operations. The bulk of work at Sandia centers on the research, development and maintenance of nuclear weapons, but scientists there also have worked on energy and climate projects. Younger, who has a background in nuclear weapons, called Sandia's employees the "superheroes of technology." "Sandia defends the world and provides the opportunity for millions, if not billions, of people to lead peaceful and productive lives," he said. Younger said his team has centuries of combined experience when it comes to national security issues and while the core mission of Sandia will not change, Honeywell, Northrup Grumman and other partners will be looking for ways to do more work and do it faster. The new lab leadership acknowledged current global conflicts, including nuclear threats by North Korea. "The government understands the importance of these institutions, and the institutions understand they have to be accountable for the money and the information they're providing. It's a different world today," Younger said. Lockheed Martin had operated Sandia, located in Albuquerque, for the past two decades and was among bidders that lost out to the Honeywell team. With an annual budget of close to $3 billion, Sandia is one of the Albuquerque area's largest employers with more than 10,500 workers. Most are based in Albuquerque, but Sandia also operates sites at Lawrence Livermore lab in California and testing facilities in Nevada and Hawaii. Its Albuquerque campus spans more than 21 square miles. A recent report by a coalition of local governments found that Sandia's partnership with private organizations through a science and technology park has generated more than $315 million in economic impact across the state over two years. Sandia will continue to work with local and small businesses, Deputy Director Dave Douglass said Monday.


News Article | May 1, 2017
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Sandia National Laboratories Director Stephen Younger discusses the future of the federal government's largest weapons and research facility now that it's under new management during a news conference in Albuquerque, N.M., Monday, May 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan) ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Scientists and researchers at the federal government's largest national laboratory are pushing ahead with work related to national security and the proliferation of nuclear weapons as new managers take over New Mexico-based Sandia National Laboratories for the first time in decades, officials said Monday. Director Stephen Younger discussed the lab's future during a news conference that marked the start of a new contract with National Technology and Engineering Solutions of Sandia, a subsidiary of Honeywell International. The U.S. Energy Department's National Nuclear Security Administration announced the $2.6 billion management contract in December. Officials have spent the last few months working on a smooth transition for the lab's thousands of employees and operations. The bulk of work at Sandia centers on the research, development and maintenance of nuclear weapons, but scientists there also have worked on energy and climate projects. Younger, who has a background in nuclear weapons, called Sandia's employees the "superheroes of technology." "Sandia defends the world and provides the opportunity for millions, if not billions, of people to lead peaceful and productive lives," he said. Younger said his team has centuries of combined experience when it comes to national security issues and while the core mission of Sandia will not change, Honeywell, Northrup Grumman and other partners will be looking for ways to do more work and do it faster. The new lab leadership acknowledged current global conflicts, including nuclear threats by North Korea. "The government understands the importance of these institutions, and the institutions understand they have to be accountable for the money and the information they're providing. It's a different world today," Younger said. Lockheed Martin had operated Sandia, located in Albuquerque, for the past two decades and was among bidders that lost out to the Honeywell team. With an annual budget of close to $3 billion, Sandia is one of the Albuquerque area's largest employers with more than 10,500 workers. Most are based in Albuquerque, but Sandia also operates sites at Lawrence Livermore lab in California and testing facilities in Nevada and Hawaii. Its Albuquerque campus spans more than 21 square miles. A recent report by a coalition of local governments found that Sandia's partnership with private organizations through a science and technology park has generated more than $315 million in economic impact across the state over two years. Sandia will continue to work with local and small businesses, Deputy Director Dave Douglass said Monday.


News Article | May 1, 2017
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US nuclear weapons lab to keep focus on national security (AP) — Scientists and researchers at the federal government's largest national laboratory are pushing ahead with work related to national security and the proliferation of nuclear weapons as new managers take over New Mexico-based Sandia National Laboratories for the first time in decades, officials said Monday. Director Stephen Younger discussed the lab's future during a news conference that marked the start of a new contract with National Technology and Engineering Solutions of Sandia, a subsidiary of Honeywell International. The U.S. Energy Department's National Nuclear Security Administration announced the $2.6 billion management contract in December. Officials have spent the last few months working on a smooth transition for the lab's thousands of employees and operations. The bulk of work at Sandia centers on the research, development and maintenance of nuclear weapons, but scientists there also have worked on energy and climate projects. Younger, who has a background in nuclear weapons, called Sandia's employees the "superheroes of technology." "Sandia defends the world and provides the opportunity for millions, if not billions, of people to lead peaceful and productive lives," he said. Younger said his team has centuries of combined experience when it comes to national security issues and while the core mission of Sandia will not change, Honeywell, Northrup Grumman and other partners will be looking for ways to do more work and do it faster. The new lab leadership acknowledged current global conflicts, including nuclear threats by North Korea. "The government understands the importance of these institutions, and the institutions understand they have to be accountable for the money and the information they're providing. It's a different world today," Younger said. Lockheed Martin had operated Sandia, located in Albuquerque, for the past two decades and was among bidders that lost out to the Honeywell team. With an annual budget of close to $3 billion, Sandia is one of the Albuquerque area's largest employers with more than 10,500 workers. Most are based in Albuquerque, but Sandia also operates sites at Lawrence Livermore lab in California and testing facilities in Nevada and Hawaii. Its Albuquerque campus spans more than 21 square miles. A recent report by a coalition of local governments found that Sandia's partnership with private organizations through a science and technology park has generated more than $315 million in economic impact across the state over two years. Sandia will continue to work with local and small businesses, Deputy Director Dave Douglass said Monday.


News Article | May 23, 2017
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COLUMBUS, Ind., May 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- LHP Engineering Solutions, a U.S. based engineering services and technology integration company, is honored to announce the acquisition of a division of National Instruments called the Powertrain Controls Group (PCG). National...


News Article | May 10, 2017
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Summary Results from Operations for the First Quarter 2017 For the first quarter 2017, revenue of $187.6 million compares to prior-year first quarter revenue of $210.6 million, adjusting for the sale of Anders. Enterprise Talent revenue of $102.2 million compares to prior-year first quarter revenue of $139.6 million, or $116.7 million excluding Anders. Specialty Talent & Technology Solutions revenue of $17.9 million compares to prior-year first quarter revenue of $18.4 million.  Specialty Talent revenue of $10.2 million compares to prior-year first quarter revenue of $10.0 million, while Technology Solutions revenue of $7.7 million compares to prior-year first quarter revenue of $8.4 million. 1 Adjusted EBITDA excludes from net loss interest, income taxes, depreciation and amortization expense, restructuring and other related costs, share-based compensation expense, certain corporate development related items and earnout adjustments. See the financial tables accompanying this release for more information on non-GAAP financial measures and the reconciliation of these measures to GAAP measures. Engineering Solutions revenue of $56.2 million compares to prior-year first quarter revenue of $63.3 million.  Energy, Chemicals and Infrastructure (EC&I) revenue of $27.4 million compares to prior-year first quarter revenue of $34.0 million.  Aerospace and Industrial Equipment (AIE) revenue of $12.6 million compares to prior-year first quarter revenue of $13.1 million.  Government Services revenue of $16.2 million was flat with the prior-year first quarter. Management Recruiters International, Inc. (MRI) revenue of $11.3 million compares to prior-year first quarter revenue of $12.2 million.  Contract Staffing revenue of $8.9 million compares to prior-year first quarter revenue of $9.2 million, while Royalty & Franchise Fees of $2.4 million compare to the prior-year figure of $3.0 million. Gross profit of $34.1 million compares to prior-year first quarter gross profit of $43.3 million, or $39.4 million when excluding Anders, a decline of $5.3 million.  Gross margin when excluding Anders declined 50 basis points year-over-year, to 18.2%. The Company reported an operating loss in the first quarter of $5.9 million compared to an operating loss of $3.8 million in the year-ago quarter. Operating and administrative expenses in the first quarter were $40.0 million versus prior-year first quarter of $47.0 million, or $42.7 million when excluding Anders, an improvement of $2.7 million. More detailed segment data are included in the tables accompanying this release and in the Company's Form 10-Q Report. CDI ended the first quarter with $6.7 million in cash and cash equivalents versus $3.2 million at the end of 2016 and $9.8 million as of March 31, 2016. The Company had $14.2 million of debt outstanding as of March 31, 2017, versus no debt outstanding at December 31, 2016, and $16.9 million outstanding as of March 31, 2016. Cash flow from operating activities was a deficit of $7.9 million in the first quarter of 2017 versus a deficit of $0.7 million in the first quarter of 2016. Liquidity, including availability under CDI's bank and credit facilities, totaled $117.0 million at March 31, 2017, versus $125.5 million at the end of 2016 and $136.6 million at March 31, 2016. The Company expects revenue for the second quarter of 2017 to range from $170 million to $175 million, with the expected sequential decline primarily attributable to seasonal decreases and client attrition in the lower gross margin Western Canada pipeline inspection business that is part of the North America Staffing vertical.  In contrast, the Company expects revenue to be largely stable sequentially across its other business verticals.  The Company also expects the impact of revenue pressure in the second quarter to be substantially offset by improvement in gross margin as a result of favorable changes in service mix to higher margin solutions verticals, and by lower operating expenses. At 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time on May 10, 2017, Michael S. Castleman, President and Interim CEO, will host a webcast to discuss the first quarter 2017 results and business outlook. The webcast can be accessed live, via the Internet, at www.cdicorp.com. CDI Corp. (NYSE: CDI) seeks to create extraordinary outcomes with our clients by delivering solutions based on skilled technical and professional talent. Our business is comprised of four segments: Enterprise Talent, Specialty Talent & Technology Solutions, Engineering Solutions and MRI. We provide engineering and information technology solutions encompassing managed, project and talent services. Our clients are in multiple industries, including energy, chemicals, infrastructure, aerospace, industrial equipment and technology, and also include municipal and state governments and the U.S. Department of Defense. We have offices and delivery centers in the U.S. and Canada. In addition, we provide recruiting and staffing services through our global MRINetwork® of franchisees. Learn more at www.cdicorp.com This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. In addition, from time to time, we and our representatives may make statements that are forward-looking. All statements that address expectations or projections about the future, including, but not limited to, statements about our plans, strategies, adequacy of resources and future financial results (such as revenue, gross profit, operating profit, cash flow, and tax rate), are forward-looking statements. Some of the forward-looking statements can be identified by words like "anticipates," "believes," "expects," "may," "will," "could," "should," "intends," "plans," "estimates" and similar references to future periods. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve a number of risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict. Because these forward-looking statements are based on estimates and assumptions that are subject to significant business, economic and competitive uncertainties, many of which are beyond our control or are subject to change, actual outcomes and results may differ materially from what is expressed or forecasted in these forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from these forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to: weakness or volatility in general economic conditions and levels of capital spending by clients in the industries we serve; weakness or volatility in the financial and capital markets, which may result in the postponement or cancellation of our clients' projects or the inability of our clients to pay our fees; the termination of one or more major client contracts or projects; the uncertain timing and funding of new contract awards and renewals; a high concentration of our business with a few large clients; the impact and outcome of our decision to explore strategic alternatives, as announced on March 20, 2017; the failure to achieve the anticipated benefits of acquisitions, and difficulties in integrating acquired businesses with CDI; the inability to obtain favorable price and other terms for any acquisitions and divestitures we may do; delays or reductions in government spending; credit risks associated with our clients; competitive market pressures; foreign currency fluctuations; restrictions on the availability of funds and on our activities under our asset-based, secured credit facility; the availability, retention and cost of qualified labor; our level of success in attracting, training, and retaining qualified management personnel and other staff employees; changes in tax laws and other government regulations, including the impact of health care reform laws and regulations; the possibility of incurring liability for our business activities, including, but not limited to, the activities of our professional employees and our temporary employees; our performance on client contracts; negative outcome of pending and future claims and litigation; improper disclosure or loss of sensitive or confidential company, client, government, employee or candidate information, including personal data; and government policies, legislation or judicial decisions adverse to our businesses. More detailed information about these and other risks and uncertainties may be found in our filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), particularly in the "Risk Factors" section in Part I, Item 1A of the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. We assume no obligation to update such statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law. Unless the context otherwise requires, all references herein to "CDI," the "Registrant," the "Company," "we," "us" or "our" are to CDI Corp. and its consolidated subsidiaries. Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures This press release contains financial information calculated other than pursuant to U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). In particular, it includes Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA Margin which are adjusted to exclude from net loss interest, income taxes, depreciation and amortization expense, restructuring and other related costs, share-based compensation expense, certain corporate development related costs and earnout adjustments, and Adjusted EPS which excludes from diluted earnings per common share certain corporate development related costs, earnout adjustments, amortization of acquired intangibles, and the related income tax effect. We present these as supplemental measures of performance. These non-GAAP measures have limitations as analytical tools, should not be viewed as a substitute for financial information determined in accordance with GAAP, and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for analysis of the Company's results as reported under GAAP. Some of the limitations of Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EPS as analytical tools are: (i) these measures do not reflect all our cash expenditures, or future requirements, for capital expenditures or contractual commitments; (ii) these measures do not reflect changes in, or cash requirements for, our working capital needs; (iii) these measures do not reflect interest expense, or the cash requirements necessary to service interest or principal payments, on our debts; (iv) although depreciation and amortization are non-cash charges, the assets being depreciated and amortized often will have to be replaced in the future, and Adjusted EBITDA does not reflect any cash requirements for such replacements; (v) share-based compensation is and will remain a key element of our overall long-term incentive compensation package, although we exclude it from Adjusted EBITDA as an expense when evaluating our ongoing operating performance for a particular period; (vi) these measures do not reflect the impact of certain cash charges resulting from matters we consider not to be indicative of our ongoing operations; and (vii) other companies in our industry may calculate these measures differently than we do, limiting its usefulness as a comparative measure. We present these non-GAAP financial measures because we believe these assist investors and analysts in comparing our performance across reporting periods on a consistent basis by excluding items that we do not believe are indicative of our core operating performance. These non-GAAP financial measures are also used by management in its evaluation of core operations and financial and operational decision-making. Reconciliations of non-GAAP Financial Measures to U.S. GAAP Financial Measures : Summary of Historical Impact of Anders on Reported Results Reconciliations of Supplemental non-GAAP Financial Measures to U.S. GAAP Financial Measures : To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/cdi-corp-reports-first-quarter-2017-results-300455501.html


News Article | December 15, 2016
Site: www.marketwired.com

FULLERTON, CA--(Marketwired - December 15, 2016) - Premier Mounts is the leading designer, manufacturer, and supplier of standard as well as custom AV and digital signage mounting solutions serving worldwide applications through its USA and Taiwan engineering, manufacturing and distribution facilities. Following up on significant growth in partner services and support during 2016, Premier Mounts is putting additional focus on growing its digital display mounting solutions sales and engineering capabilities by expanding its Solutions Team to further support partner business development on its range of stock and custom products and services including the rapidly evolving market in direct view LED mounts. Tiffany Daugherty joins the team with a depth of experience as an account executive. She will be working directly with our channel partners and re-sellers. Tiffany's role is to keep in constant and ongoing contact to help facilitate and take advantage of applications and projects making sure the channel partners have the right information at the right time and connected with the proper support within Premier Mounts. Mike Devine has been brought on board in the critical area of business development support for the Premier Solutions Group. Mike is an AV industry veteran with many years of experience including 10 years of manufacturing and R&D expertise in developing innovative products. Mike's keen understanding of the customer's final objectives enables him to analyze the opportunity, understand the challenges, and identify effective solutions through his track record of managing OEM and Strategic partnerships. To expand the Premier capabilities even further in terms of both expertise and bandwidth, John Wu has been assigned to the Engineering Solutions Team with the assignment to directly support partner business development initiatives. With an extensive mechanical engineering background, John brings both the design and technical talents that can make the difference in meeting all the objective a partner and end user might have. Shaun O'Brien commented, "with the range of opportunity in digital signage today, these appointments allow us to further support our customers and our partners who face challenges with integrating digital displays into architecture. Expanding the Solutions Group allows us to bring more technical expertise to each opportunity." An internationally known and leading innovator, manufacturer, and distributor of digital display mounting solutions, Premier Mounts has provided state-of-the-art, top-quality mounting systems for the audio visual industry for over 40 years. Premier Mounts works closely with major display manufacturers and customers all over the world and in every market to develop and support OEM and custom-designed products for A/V manufacturers, A/V systems integrators, hospitality and many other markets. Premier Mounts is committed to delivering the utmost in product quality and customer service by continually meeting the needs of our customers. Interested in meeting Mike, Tiffany or John? Contact Premier Mounts by visiting www.PremierMounts.com or calling 714-888-1755.


News Article | October 26, 2016
Site: www.eurekalert.org

Brain functions are controlled by millions of brain cells. However, in order to understand how the brain controls functions, such as simple reflexes or learning and memory, we must be able to record the activity of large networks and groups of neurons. Conventional methods have allowed scientists to record the activity of neurons for minutes, but a new technology, developed by University of Calgary researchers, known as a bionic hybrid neuro chip, is able to record activity in animal brain cells for weeks at a much higher resolution. The technological advancement was published in the journal Scientific Reports this month. "These chips are 15 times more sensitive than conventional neuro chips," says Naweed Syed, PhD, scientific director of the University of Calgary, Cumming School of Medicine's Alberta Children's Hospital Research Institute, member of the Hotchkiss Brain Institute and senior author on the study. "This allows brain cell signals to be amplified more easily and to see real time recordings of brain cell activity at a resolution that has never been achieved before." The development of this technology will allow researchers to investigate and understand in greater depth, in animal models, the origins of neurological diseases and conditions such as epilepsy, as well as other cognitive functions such as learning and memory. "Recording this activity over a long period of time allows you to see changes that occur over time, in the activity itself," says Pierre Wijdenes, a PhD student in the Biomedical Engineering Graduate Program and the study's first author. "This helps to understand why certain neurons form connections with each other and why others won't." The cross-faculty team created the chip to mimic the natural biological contact between brain cells, essentially tricking the brain cells into believing that they are connecting with other brain cells. As a result, the cells immediately connect with the chip, thereby allowing researchers to view and record the two-way communication that would go on between two normal functioning brain cells. "We simulated what mother-nature does in nature and provided brain cells with an environment where they feel as if they are at home," says Syed. "This has allowed us to increase the sensitivity of our readings and help neurons build a long-term relationship with our electronic chip." While the chip is currently used to analyze animal brain cells, this increased resolution and the ability to make long-term recordings is bringing the technology one step closer to being effective in the recording of human brain cell activity. "Human brain cell signals are smaller and therefore require more sensitive electronic tools to be designed to pick up the signals," says Colin Dalton, Adjunct Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Schulich School of Engineering and a co-author on this study. Dalton is also the Facility Manager of the University of Calgary's Advanced Micro/nanosystems Integration Facility (AMIF), where the chips were designed and fabricated. Researchers hope the technology will one day be used as a tool to bring personalized therapeutic options to patients facing neurological disease. This discovery was funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. The University of Calgary's multidisciplinary Engineering Solutions for Health: Biomedical Engineering research strategy is focused on developing solutions for pressing health challenges in disease and injury prevention, diagnosis and treatments. We are also applying systems engineering principles to continuously improve the health system.


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International Journal of Geomechanics | Year: 2013

Previous work indicated that rates of change of shear stress, effective normal stress, and void ratio of a sheared soil are proportional to applied values of shear and effective normal stress; initial proportionality values decay exponentially with strain to become zero at the steadystate condition. This paper proposes that the physical basis for this behavior is an underlying stochastic process in which particles move at random shear strains into the steady-state flow structure under the action of shear stress, countered by frictional resistance generated by the effective normal stress. The resulting dynamical systems model with physical properties closely fits 130 undrained and drained triaxial and true-triaxial shear tests, exhibiting strain softening or strain hardening, using various stress paths, conducted on uncemented, resedimented clays at various overconsolidation ratios (OCRs) and uncemented sands and silts at various relative densities. Parameters varied orderly with OCRs (clays) and confining pressure (silts and sands). The model's value is that based on a simple hypothesis of particles moving into the steady state at random shear strains, it closely matches data from a variety of tests. Present limitations of the model are that it only applies to static loading and not yet to generalized stress paths found in field situations. © 2013 American Society of Civil Engineers.


News Article | February 23, 2017
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HANOVER, Md., Feb. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Engineering Solutions, Inc. (ESi), a leading provider of software, systems and mission assurance services to the Intelligence Community is pleased to announce the assignments of Mr. Jim Cannaliato, Director of Research and Technology and Ms. Amy...

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