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Trying out for running teams in the army?
I ship out in august and want to tryout for their cross country and track teams. Does anyone know how to go about trying out and the benefits for being on the team? 5k time is 16:32 and half marathon 1hr 24min. 1600m run 4:32
Answer: Nick, to become part of the Army's World Class Athlete program, you must be a world class athlete. That would mean you need : 1. a 13:33 or faster time in 5,000 meters 2. a 1500 meter time of 3:39 or better. IE: you have to have run times fast enough to qualify for the Olympic trials. TRACK AND FIELD: Qualifying Standard: Soldier-athletes should meet one of the following qualifying standards: a. Competed in the Olympic Games held immediately prior to the date of the Soldier’s WCAP application. b. Met the qualifying standard published by USATF for the 2008 Olympic Trials or for the 2007 U.S. National Championship in an Olympic event, within the past 2 years prior to the WCAP application. c. Finished in the top-3 of any USATF sanctioned national championship competition. This includes the national cross-country championship, national road race championship, indoor national championship, or the outdoor national championship within the past 2 years prior to the WCAP application. d. Qualified for any team to represent the U.S. at an IAAF World Championship in any track and field or road race event within the past 2 years prior to the WCAP application.
singapore gold in london 2012?
maybe we should send our army regulars to compete in marathon event. cos our guyz are experts in 2.4km and army half-marathon. just upgrade to full marathon. round up the officers! all the garang 2lts, ltas and captains. should be a piece of cake for them rite? besides, these are true-born singaporeans.
Answer: What Singapore should send is the army shooting team. Afterall, they have access to firearms 24/7 and firing range. These Singapore born shooters will eat and sleep with their rifle for the duration until London 2012. Afterall, based on the shooting gold medallists history, most of the winners were formerly or currently serving the military. I am very sure that if they get a Bronze medal in the next Olympics, it will definitely increase the number of applicants to serve in the Army.
Ten months later, a much lighter, fitter Lise ran the 5K in 2009 Canada Army Run, with a time of 26:37.9. This year, she'll be running the half marathon. 2009 was ...
the 20, greatest battles in the history?
Do you agree or would you replace some with others if all you had were 20 to choose from?"
A historian have written a list about the most important battles in the history.
1.battle of marathon (490Bc)>Two thousand three hundred and forty years ago, a council of Athenian Officers was summoned on the slope of one of the mountains that look over the plain of Marathon, on the eastern coast of Attica. The immediate subject of their meeting was to consider whether they should give battle to an enemy that lay encamped on the shore beneath them; but on the result of their deliberations depended, not merely the fate of two armies, but the whole future progress of human civilization.
2.sity of siracuse (413Bc)>Few cities have undergone more memorable sieges during ancient and mediaeval times than has the city of Syracuse
3.battle of gaugamela (331Bc)>the ancient Persian empire, which once subjugated all the nations of the earth, was defeated when Alexander had won his battle
4.battle of metauro (207Bc)>That battle was the determining crisis of the contest, not merely between Rome and Carthage, but between the two great families
5.disaster of varus (9Bc)>that victory secured at once and forever the independence of the Teutonic race.
6.battle of chalons (451)>The victory which the Roman general, Aëtius, with his Gothic allies, had then gained over the Huns, was the last victory of imperial rome
7.battle of poitiers (732)>the great victory won by Charles Martel ... gave a decisive check to the career of Arab conquest in Western Europe.
8.battle of hasting (1066)>no one who appreciates the influence of England and her empire upon the destinies of the world will ever rank that victory as decisive.
9.siege of orleans (1429)>the struggle by which the unconscious heroine of France, in the beginning of the fifteenth century, rescued her country from becoming a second Ireland under the yoke of the triumphant English.
10.Defeat of the Spanish Armada, (1588)> The England of our own days is so strong, and the Spain of our own days is so feeble, that it is not easy, without some reflection and care, to comprehend the full extent of the peril which England then ran from the power and the ambition of Spain, or to appreciate the importance of that crisis in the history.
11.battle of blenheim (1704)>Had it not been for Blenheim, all Europe might at this day suffer under the effect of French conquests resembling those of Alexander in extent and those of the Romans in durability.
12.battle of pultova (1709)>The decisive triumph of Russia over Sweden at Pultowa was therefore all-important to the world, on account of what it overthrew as well as for what it established
13.battle of saratoga (1777)>The ancient Roman boasted, with reason, of the growth of Rome from humble beginnings to the greatest magnitude which the american victory.
14.battle of valmy (1792)>the kings of Europe, after the lapse of eighteen centuries, trembled once more before a conquering military republic.
15.battle of waterloo (1815)>The exertions which the allied powers made at this crisis to grapple promptly with the French emperor have truly been termed gigantic, and never were Napoleons genius and activity more signally displayed than in the celerity and skill by which he brought forward all the military resources of France
16.battle of vickysburg (1863)>By capturing the Mississippi River during the American Civil War, the Union separated the Confederacy into two halves.
17.battle of sadowa (1866)>This Prussian victory over the Austrians during the Seven Weeks War paved the way for a German empire.
18.first battle of marne (1914)>The British and French prevented a German assault of Paris and an early German victory in World War
19.battle of midway (1942)>The beginning of the United States offensive in the Pacific Ocean during World War II and the devastating loss of japanese resources
20.battle of stalingrad (1943)>The defeat of the German attempt to conquer the Soviet Union and a significant loss of German resources
Answer: The Battle of Britain, the first real defeat of the Nazi's. Keeping Britain in the war the Nazis are forced to fight on 2 fronts, the Germans overstretch themselves & Britain unleashes one of the most formidable feats in the history of warfare, the RAF bombing campaign of Germany. The UK becomes the launchpad for the second front, thus saving democracy for half of Europe.
First half-marathon complete!....question though?
I ran the half in 1:36:56s how fast was my pace in MPH?? And is this a decent finishing time. Its my first half-marathon race at the canadian army run.
Answer: you averaged 7.4 (7:24) minutes per mile and 8.11 miles per hour. This is a good time, I ran my first one about 30 seconds slower than yours, but I improved by over 10 minutes on my second, so look for some improvement. Good luck!
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Safra - SAFRA Singapore Bay Run & Army Half Marathon
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Am I running to much for my skill level?
I have been around Army type running for about 6 years but never been very good at it, so on this deployment i decided to get serious and lose some weight. I have really taken a liking to it but am worried about over training. 3-4 times a week I run 5 miles a day, 2 miles in the morning and 3 at night ( or a similar combination of that) Once a week I will run 2 miles in the morning and 5 miles in the evening ( Usually before a rest day). I run my first mile straight through and getting a little faster every day. For the second mile i do intervals of about 1 min run and 1min walk and for the third I do intervals at .10-.25th of a mile. My mile time is getting faster and i am impressed with my level of progress. I am learning about nutrition and all of that so i can try to finish a Half-Marathon sometime in the future. But i am worried that i am progressing too fast. I am going to try and level off for a few weeks before i push again. My overall goals are endurance before speed and I am wondering if i am doing it right. Any tips, opinions would be most welcome.
Answer: You do seem to be pushing the envelope a bit. You say you run your first mile a little faster everyday, that will lead to overtraining, also doing intervals every day. If your goals are endurance before speed, then you need to do that. Run your 5 miles in one training session, slowing down as much as necessary to complete the run. You can take walking breaks until you can pace it correctly but I believe you can run the whole 5 miles if you slow your pace sufficiently. When you feel comfortable running the 5 miles 3-4 times a week, on one day increase the mileage by 1.5-2 miles (10% of your weekly mileage) a week until you are running 10 or 12 miles on that day. At that point you will be ready for a half marathon. If you want to build speed before the half marathon, then when you are running the 5 miles on your training days comfortably, switch the 5 mile run every other day you run and do intervals. Any combination of 1 minute run, 1 minute walk or 2 minutes and 2 minutes or 3 minutes and 3 minutes is fine, the longer the better for the half marathon and actually for a half marathon I would keep it 3 minutes minimum up to 5. Good luck!
Terrified new mother of one.....a gorgeous, happy boy. My wonderful husband, which is truely my best friend?
is leaving me going over seas. I have no family or friends here in the radius of 3000 miles. I am terrified to tears. Slowely and quietly ive lost the ONE drive that i have, my workouts. Ive ran so many marathons when i lived in Alabama i couldnt even count them all. but ever since Ive given birth and with the news of deployment its getting as bad as Im terrified to leave the house. Half of it being the depression of the bad new and the other half of it is im EXTREMELY overprotective and i dont want anyone taking control over my son. But im going out of my mind being stuck in this house. this state that rains 300 days out of the year. Well, im trying not to feel sorry about myself and know that i am a very strong person being in the army myself. I had to have emergency surgery to put 3 metal rods in my leg. I know the army sucks but for a new mother in washington alone im justlost. My parents want me to come home to florida but i just dont want to make anymore HUGE changes whatdoido?
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are there any ex or current special forces that can give me advice?
I am thinking about joining the army or navy special ops and I know it takes a lot of physical toughness and I am very confident that I can make it. I just wanted to see if anyone can tell me their experience with special ops and what to expect during special forces training. to be more specific navy seals or army special forces.
I have some pretty good stamina built up from running cross country and track for several years.
I train for half marathons, have a best mile time of 4:27, and best 5k time of 15:53. the reason why i mention that is because ive heard special forces involves a lot of running.
also i forgot to mention, yes, I do have the smarts for it. Im no rocket scientist but I am a pretty smart guy.
Answer: I have heard that SF requires some brains as well as brawn. A lot of physically fit active members of the military wash out of SF all the time so I would advise talking to a recruiter to find out about what the SF is really about.
Im doin a duathlon this wknd any benefit from taking creatine?
Im doin a duathlon this weekend (5k run, 20k cycle 5k run) called the Grim Duathlon over the British Army tank testing range. Im pretty fit and Im also a run so used to doing half marathons and pushing myself. The course is very off road and should be quite intresting. I dont use any supplements at the moment apart from Lucozade and recovery drinks but I was wondering if I would get any benefit from taking creatine and if so how much?
Answer: No. Creatine, in layman's terms, increases the amount of water in your muscles, through this increase, you will be able to lift more weight than normal. If you are going to be doing a lot of cardio (5k of running, 20k cycling, 5k running) you would just sweat it all out. Instead, I would look into a good liquid vitamin supplement like Verve and a good supplement for recovery.
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SAFRA Army Half Marathon & Singapore Bay Run Registrations ...
Jun 30, 2011 ... SINGAPORE: To mark its 20th anniversary this year, organisers of the SAFRA Singapore Bay Run & Army half marathon are hoping runners ...
SAFRA Singapore Bay Run & Army Half Marathon – September 4 ...
This annual mass running event is the largest in Singapore and jointly organised by SAFRA and The Army. The event comprises both the competitive 21-km half-marathon and 10-km routes. The social runners can participate ...
SAFRA Army Half Marathon & Singapore Bay Run Registrations ...
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What is the cut off age for joining the Army?
Im tired of working dead end jobs. Since I graduated college, I have been completely unsuccessful in finding a job that is within my field that doesnt pay in peanuts. Now Im slaving away in a hospital, doing an irrelevant clerk job. Im 32 years old. I can run 2 miles straight without stopping. I just finished a half marathon (13.1 miles) in 2:12 minutes. Im in pretty good shape. What is the cut off age for the military? I just want to do something that is meaningful. Friends that Ive known who joined became black hawk pilots, mechanics for tanks and other machinery and other valuable skills. I push papers for hells sake. If I went into a recruiting office, would they turn me away?
Answer: You are qualified at 32. As long as you meet the physical and moral qualifications, you should be good to go. Just realize that you may be working for a 21 year old Sergeant.
Best advice getting back in shape after stress fracture?
In late March I ran in a half marathon, and ended up getting both a stress fracture and plantar fasciitis in my right foot. I didnt exercise at all throughout April, and have been getting back to a workout routine now that its May. The toughest part of working out is running for me, because Ive lost my ability to control my breathing as well as other running skills I had. Im in Army ROTC and am trying to utilize the summer time to get back in tip top shape, but I need advice. Whats the best way to strengthen my run time and core strength?
Answer: Just increase your workout day by day. Dont do heavy exercise in start of day because our body needs some more time to strengthen its not a machine getting shape in one day. So keep good diet and have the healthy food to get more strengthen. All The best dear...
Am i eligible to join the U.S Military?
I have been thinking alot about joining the military, I have three choices but i have not decided, The Marines, the navy or the army. The only problem is that I dont have a highschool diploma, I only have a ged and i was told by a recruiter on phone that i need 22 college credits to join the marines when i read i only need 15. The thing was my first choice was the marines but since im not qualified for it ,I wanna join whichever one that i am qualified for.
About me im attending a community college i currently have 17 credits but i hear that developmental classes dont count towards the 22 so I really only have 3 if so.by the end of fall quarter i should have 12 credits non developmental and 28 including the developmental and regular classes
Im 21 years old, Single ,no children and im in exellent physical conditioning due to 5ks and half marathons that I run.
What are the requirements for each? am I qualified for anything yet
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Will my Army running interfere with my half marathon training? We run three times a week 6 to 8 miles.?
Answer: No, you can incorporate that into your training schedule. Adjust your program so you can use the Army running.
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Im joined the army reserve this year on 8-08-08 at age 32?
I was just wondering is there anyone out there who joined at a later age. I am physicaly fit I run a lot I just ran the fort lewis half marathon and two other half marathons this summer plus I cycle. How did you feel im basic trainning? I believe in my heart of hearts that I will make it through but I want to do better than good you know? Im kinda feeling like a woos because I chose the job of Watercraft Engineer (88L) I kinda wish I would have did something a little more hard core. I guess my thoughts were that I would bite off something little by little then change my MOS later maybe even go active. Is there any 88L guys or gals out there currently serving in the same MOS who could tell me some stuff about what its realy like to be 88L? I went army reserve because I make good money working as an anesthesia tech in the operating room at the hospital but thats about all its is, money. I need to pay the child support ya know. Im going to fort jackson south carolina for BCT and then to fort eustis VA for AIT but I dont leave until jan 7 2009. I have anxiety about all this I just can wait to get it on!! I hope to keep my job until I leave so I can have it when I come back but sometimes no a lot of times I feel like somethings going to happen to make me loose it. I have wanted to be a slodier all of my life but I was not in a position to do it when I was younger (in case you are wondering) but now that Im doing my best ever in life and I have overcome so much Im ready to make the commitment and serve this great nation along side my brothers and sisters in harms way. Its my way of supporting the troops. To me waiving yellow ribons around and saying " I support the troops but not the war " dosent cut it for me. I love our military wether wrong or right I love our military unconditionaly and to show my appreciation I swore in to the Army Reserve on 8-08-08 and what a great day it was!! I will never forget it. Sorry for rumbling on someone please answer my questions. Thank you and God bless the US Hooah!!
Answer: Well congratulations on your decision on enlisting in one of the finest branches of the military. I went to Ft. Jackson back in 06 for both BCT and AIT. A lot of the feelings you are having are completely normal, I too was anxious prior to my ship date. Once I got there I noticed that there were a lot of different age groups, some younger (17-30) some a little older (30-42). We even had a father/son pair who joined, I thought it was pretty cool. I was 20yrs old when I went and I thought I'd be the oldest one there (silly me). As far as older people being more physically fit, you'll be suprised! There was some people in their 30s who were in better shape than some of us younger folks (me included). It's all about the person, not necessarily the age. Anyways, you will do fine, just keep working out before you get there (something I wish I would have done) and listen to your drill sergeants. Good luck!
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What movie should I watch tonight?
Here are a list of movies on my imdb watchist that I havent seen or seen in its entirety yet:
1. Mad Max sequels
2. A Serious Man
3. Schindlers List (may be upsetting because i am jewish, but i dont practice anymore)
4. Forest Gump (i have seen some of it on television)
6. LA Confidential
7. Dr Stangelove
8. The King of Comedy
9. The Aviator
10. The Patriot
11. Shaun of the Dead
12. Sin City
13. Superman II
14. Army of Darkness
15. Die Hard 4.0
16. Deer Hunter (I have seen the first half)
17. The Last Temptation of Christ (i am not christian or religious btw)
18. Black Swan
19. Amadeus (i dont listen 2 classical music)
20. Rain Man
22. The Talented Mr. Ripley
23. Minority Report
24. Catch Me If You Can
25. A History of Violence
26. Raising Arizona
27. Blue Velvet
28. American Beauty
29. American Gangster
30. Fatal Attraction
31. Training Day
32. Up in the Air
33. Inside Man
34. Boiled Room
35. The Player
36. Requiem for a Dream
37. The Truman Show
38. City of God
39. Slumdog Millionaire (i saw most of it a year ago)
40. High Fidelity
41. Lethal Weapon 1-4
43. The Goonies
44. The Breakfast Club
45. Leon: The Professional
46. Ferris Buellers Day Off
48. Apollo 13
49. V for Vendetta
50. Mulholland Drive
51. The Graduate
54. Whats Eating Gilbert Grape
55. Blue Valentine
56. The People vs Larry Flynnt
57. My Left Foot
58. Last of the Mohicans
59. Mean Streets
60. Once Upon A Time In America
61. Angel Heart
62. Marathon Man
65. Easy Rider
66. Dirty Harry sequels
67. Five Easy Pieces
68. First two movies in the Dollar Trilogy
69. Cool Hand Luke
70. Citizen Kane
71. Close Encounters of the Third Kind
73. The Color Purple
74. Barton Fink
75. American Graffiti
76. Out of Sight
78. Get Carter
79. Risky Business
80. Fear and Loating In Las Vegas
81. Grosse Point Blank
82. Enduring Love
84. The Passenger
86. The Bridge on the River Kwai
88. Pans Labyrinth
89. The Color of Money
90. The Hustler
91. The Thin Red Line
92. The Apartment
93. Once Upon A Time In The West
95. Lost In Translation
97. Almost Famous
100. Lawrence of Arabia
102. There Will Be Blood
105. American Splendor
107. The Last Emperor
108. The Killing Fields
109. Terms of Endearment
110. Prizzis Honor
111. The Big Chill
113. The Verdict
114. Chariots of Fire
115. Ordinary People
116. Kramer vs Kramer
117. Midnight Express
118. Carlitos Way
119. The Sting
120. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
121. Cinderella Man
122. Master and Commander
123. Sweeney Todd
124. Sexy Beast
125. Blood Diamond
126. A Few Good Men
I will let you make fun of me for my poor taste in movies, but I lost my passion for movies quite a while ago. Most of they movies were recommended to me by my older brother, who is a huge movie fan.
BQ2: What movies do u recommend I watch?
I am planning to watch A Few Good Men today (June 20th, 2011)
Answer: I would recommend any of these: Forest Gump (a classic!) Shaun of the Dead (great movie! funny and "scary" at the same time) Requiem for a Dream (a wild movie) The Goonies (awesome 80s-ness! one of my favorite movies!) The Breakfast Club (another awesome 80s movie) Ferris Bueller's Day Off (again, another awesome 80s movie) Psycho (watch the original, not the remake -- although I did like the remake too) What's Eating Gilbert Grape (great movie) The Color Purple (tear jerker) Clerks (awesome!) Rushmore (more awesome!) Almost Famous (one of the best movies about a rock band out there) Brazil (love this movie!) Zodiac (one of my favorite movies about a serial killer...it's suspenseful and full of drama) Ghandi (long, but a great movie) Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (another wild movie...can be a little confusing, but it's a good movie) Sweeney Todd (love it!)
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Can Someone Summarize this for me?
Later Athens had gotten the attention of the Persians, who desired that Athens be punished for the role it played in the destruction of Sardis. The Persians also had Hippias, the tyrant of Athens who had been deposed by Cleisthenes in 508 BC. So in 490 BC, the Persians launched an expedition against Athens. They were met by one of their former soldiers, Miltiades. He had been an outstanding soldier in the Persian army, but he took to his heels when he angered Darius. Unlike other Athenians, he knew the Persian army and he knew its tactics. The two armies, with the Athenians led by Miltiades, met at Marathon in Attica and the Athenians roundly defeated the invading army. This battle, the battle of Marathon (490 BC), is perhaps the single most important battle in Greek history. Had the Athenians lost, Greece would have eventually come under the control of the Persians and all the subsequent culture and accomplishmenst of the Greeks would probably not have taken the form they did.
For the Athenians, the battle at Marathon was their greatest achievement. From Marathon onwards, the Athenians began to think of themselves as the center of Greek culture and Greek power. This pride, or chauvinism, was the foundation on which much of their cultural achievements were built. The first great dramas, for instance, were the dramas of Aeschylus; the principle subject of these dramas is the celebration of Athenian greatness. The great building projects of the latter half of the fifth century were motivated by the need to display Athenian wealth, greatness, and power.
The Persians, however, werent done. For the Persians, Marathon barely registered; the Persians, after all, controlled almost the entire world: Asia Minor, Lydia, Judah, Mesopotamia, and Egypt. While Marathon stands as one of the greatest of Greek military accomplishments, it was really more of an irritation to the Persians. The Persian government, however, was embroiled in problems of its own, and it wasnt until Xerxes (486-465 BC) became king, that the Persians really got down to business and launched a punitive expedition against Athens. This time the Persians were determined to get it right. In 481 BC, Xerxes gathered together an army of some one hundred fifty thousand men and a navy of six hundred ships; he was determined that the whole of Greece would be conquered by his army.
The Athenians, however, were prepared. While many Athenians celebrated their victory at Marathon and thought that the Persians had gone home permanently, the Greek poitician, Themistocles, convinced the Athenians otherwise. So while Persia delayed through the 480s, Themistocles and the Athenians began a navy-building project of epic proportions. Themistocles convinced the Athenians to invest the profits from a newly discovered silver mine into this project; by 481 BC, Athens had a navy of two hundred ships.
When Xerxes gathered his army at the Hellespont, the narrow inlet to the Black Sea that separates Asia Minor from Europe, most Greeks despaired of winning against his powerful army. Of several hundred Greek city-states, only thirty-one decided to resist the Persian army; these states were led by Sparta, Corinth, and Athens: the Greek League. Sparta was made leader of all land and sea operations.
Themistocles, however, understood that the battle would be won or lost at sea; he figured that the Persian army could only succeed if it were successfully supported by supplies and communications provided by the fleet. He also understood that the Aegean Sea was a violent place, subject to dangerous winds and sudden squalls. While he kept the Athenian fleet safe in harbor, many of Xerxes boats were destroyed at sea. He also waited his time; if the Persians could be delayed on land, then he could destroy the Persian fleet when the time was right.
That time came in a sea battle off the island of Salamis. The Greeks had slow, clumsy boats in comparison with the Persian boats, so they turned their boats into fighting platforms. They filled their boats with soldiers who would fight with the opposing boats in hand-to-hand combat; it was a brilliant innovation, and the Athenians managed to destroy the majority of the Persian fleet. The Persians withdrew their army.
However, one Persian general, Mardonius, remained. He wintered in Greece, but he was met in 479 BC by the largest Greek army history had ever known. Under the leadership of the Spartan king, Pausanias, Mardonius was killed in the battle of Plataea, and his army retreated back to Persia.
Its difficult to assess all the consequences of the Greek victory over the Persians. While the Spartans were principally responsible for the victory, the Athenian fleet was probably the most important component of that victory. This victory left Athens with the most powerful fleet in the Aegean, and since the Persians hadnt been completely defeated, all the Greeks feared a return. The majority of Gr
Answer: The Persians were angry at Athens so Darius II attacked Athens. Athens defeated it at the Battle of Marathon and Persia was smashed. His son Xerxes then attacked Greece with an even larger force. However the Athenian Army soundly defeated the Persians at the Battle of Salamis then followed it up with the Battle of Plataea, a comprehensive Persian defeat executed by the largest Greek Army ever. Subsequentially, Athens became a centre of culture and trade with its 200 strong ship navy.
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