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30 March 2011  09:35 ET

When Prince William marries Kate Middleton, all eyes will be on every detail of their day. Is there a pattern set by previous royal nuptials – and what are the traditions?

The groom in uniform, bedecked with medals. The bride dressed by a British designer, her flowers containing sprigs of myrtle cut from the same bush used for Queen Victoria’s bouquet. And cheering crowds.

This is the template for a royal wedding, as celebrated by William’s great-grandparents, his grandparents, his father and mother, aunts and uncles.

More recent nuptials – Edward and Sophie’s, Charles and Camilla’s – have been modest affairs by royal standards, with buffet-style wedding breakfasts and intimate ceremonies in Windsor.

Modern royal weddings mark a significant break with the past, says Fiona Macdonald, author of Royal Weddings: A Very Peculiar History.

“Until the 19th Century and early in the 1900s, the pattern had been largely the same for the past 1,000 years. Royal weddings were usually arranged for political, dynastic and empire-building reasons, and the bride and groom were always of mutually royal rank.

“Marrying a commoner was exceptionally rare. The most famous example was Edward IV marrying Elizabeth Woodville in the 15th Century.”

That was just what Prince Albert did, marrying Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, daughter of a minor Scottish aristocrat, in 1923 at Westminster Abbey.

As the second son, Albert had somewhat more freedom of choice than his brother Edward.

Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon emerges from her home to be married, 1923
The Queen Mother’s wedding day

But Edward abdicated to be with Wallis Simpson, a divorcee, and so Prince Albert became King George VI, his wife became Queen Elizabeth, and their daughter Elizabeth became heir to the throne.

When she was 11, five possible future bridegrooms from four foreign families were under consideration, including the man she eventually fell in love with – Prince Philip of Greece. He renounced his own titles in order to be her consort, and the pair wed at Westminster Abbey in 1947.

A very British church

William and Kate will also become man and wife at Westminster Abbey. Yet it only became the venue of choice for royal weddings late in its 1,000-year history. Prior to World War I, kings and queens, princes and princesses married in private in royal chapels or palaces.

The war meant the British royal family was keen to play down its German heritage, and to strengthen its rapport with the British people. King George V changed the family’s Germanic name to Windsor.

“He also encouraged the use of Westminster Abbey for royal weddings. It was the great British church, founded by a king and where kings and queens were traditionally crowned,” says Macdonald, adding that its size meant a wider circle of guests could be invited.

“Throughout the 20th Century, grand processions through the streets were a feature of almost all royal weddings. There were also street decorations, and sometimes street parties. These were a very powerful way of allowing ordinary people to share in the royal ceremony.”

The venue, the national mood of celebration – no wonder the marriage of Elizabeth and Philip was the definitive modern royal wedding:

  • She wore a gown decorated with patriotic symbols, made from silk from Chinese silkworms – just two years after WWII, Japanese or Italian silkworms were out of the question
  • He wore his naval uniform, with medals earned on active service
  • She laid her bouquet of seasonal flowers, with sprigs of myrtle, on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, just as her mother had done
  • They waved to crowds of well-wishers from the Buckingham Palace balcony
  • They then feasted on French-style dishes named in their honour
  • And, for the first time, the wedding was broadcast live to an international radio audience

In another first, newsreel cameras were allowed into the Abbey itself, although those watching the wedding film only saw the backs of the happy couple at the altar.

Cake ingredients donated by Australian Girl Guides

Wedding feasts are shows of wealth and power. Highly ornamented foods such as gilded peacocks were common on medieval tables, but the most imposing feature of any modern wedding is the cake.

When Victoria married Albert in 1840, one of their cakes weighed in at 300lb, while that of Prince Albert and Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon in 1923 was almost nine feet high. Our own Queen sent pieces of her cake all over the UK, linking her subjects to her in a rather special way.

Royal weddings first became public spectacles in the later half of the 19th Century, with the advent of mass media such as daily newspapers.

“Once reliable telegraphy was up and running, British royal events became news across the Atlantic and throughout the Empire,” says Ms Macdonald.

In 1923, the Archbishop of Canterbury vetoed live radio coverage of Prince Albert’s wedding, who feared men would listen in pubs, while still wearing their hats. Instead, a silent newsreel was shown in cinemas worldwide.

The first royal wedding to be televised live came when Princess Margaret married Lord Snowdon in 1960. But TV audiences did not witness an exchange of vows until 21 years later, when Prince Charles married Lady Diana Spencer.

“By the time of Edward and Sophie’s, and Charles and Camilla’s weddings, there was a mingling of old and new royal wedding traditions – televised, but more intimate and less stately occasions,” says Ms Macdonald.

When William marries Kate in April, intimate is unlikely to be the adjective of choice. For it will be the wedding of a future king and queen.

from:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-12744146

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Queen Elizabeth II was born April 21st, 1926 at 2:40 a.m. in London, England according to http://www.astro.com/astro-databank/Elizabeth_II%2C_Queen_of_England

April 21st, 1926

4 + 21 +1+9+2+6 = 43 = her life lesson = what she is here to learn = Celebrating.  Entertaining.  Friends.  Having fun.   “Cheers!”  Eat, drink and be merry.  The more the merrier.  Fun & games.  Let’s play.  Enjoy it with everyone else.  Having a bash.  The life of the party.  Let’s have fun.  I like that.  Let’s be friends.  Extend the hand of friendship to all you meet.  Introduce yourself.  Nice to make your acquaintance.  Nice to meet you.  Greetings and salutations.  Let’s meet.  Merry meet.  Meet and greet.  Circle of friends.  You’re in good company.  Having company.  Keeping company.  Fitting in.  At your leisure.  To band together.  Drawing a crowd.  I like a good laugh.  Have a good one.  Have a nice day.  Seasons greetings.  Happy holidays.  What’s for dinner?  The horn of plenty.  Enough is as good as a feast.  More fun than a barrel of monkeys.  Birds of a feather flock together.

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Here is her numerology for the upcoming royal wedding:

April 21st, 1926

April 21st

4 + 21 +2+0+1+1 = 29 = her personal year (from April 21st, 2011 to April 20th, 2012) = Prince Philip.  Self-confidence.  Cooperation.  Teamwork.  Expertise.  Consulting experts.

[A person’s life lesson number stands for themself.  Prince Philip was born on June 10th, 1921 according to http://www.astro.com/astro-databank/Philip%2C_Prince_Consort    June 10th, 1921   6 + 10 +1+9+2+1 = 29 = Prince Philip’s life lesson number.  That it is Queen Elizabeth II’s personal year indicates that Prince Philip will be significant to her during this year.]

29 year + 4 (April) = 33 = her personal month (from April 21st, 2011 to May 20th, 2011) = Taking a stand.  Not backing down.

33 month + 29 (29th of the month on Friday April 29th, 2011 (the day of the upcoming royal wedding)) = 62 = her personal day = Dealing with restrictions.  Doing what is unpopular.

 

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Messenger

Messenger’s First Photo from Mercury Orbit

NASA’s Mercury Messenger probe captured this historic image of Mercury, the first ever obtained from a spacecraft in orbit about the solar system’s innermost planet. The photo was taken on Tuesday (March 29) at 5:20 am EDT.

from:  http://www.space.com/11072-photos-mercury-nasa-messenger-mission.html

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March 29th, 2011

3 + 29 +2+0+1+1 = 36 = the first ever image of Mercury obtained from a spacecraft in orbit’s life lesson and personal year (from March 29th, 2011 to March28th, 2012) = Craters.

36 year + 3 (March) = 39 = the first ever image of Mercury obtained from a spacecraft in orbit’s personal month = Nice.  Perfect.

39 month + 29 (29th of the month on Tuesday March 29th, 2011) = 68 = Studying.  Learning.  Educational.

“Keep on learning.  Must know more

 if in life you want to score.”

[fitting for the planet Mercury]

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French Alain Robert climbs tower of Burj KhalifaBurj Khalifa Dubai’s Burj Khalifa: Grandiosity Built by Underpaid Migrant Workers

Monday 28 March 2011 20.16 BST

Just before sunset, a French skyscraper climber who calls himself “Spiderman” started to pull his way up the side of the world’s tallest tower in Dubai.

Before he began to scale the 2,717ft (828m) Burj Khalifa in the United Arab Emirates, Alain Robert said he expected it to take about six or seven hours. As night fell, a row of powerful spotlights shone on the side of the tower, so spectators could see Robert in action.

After just over six hours Robert was waving down from more than half a mile in the air having even navigated the tapered spire that extends beyond the top floors of the structure. “Spiderman” had done it again.

Unlike on many previous climbs, the 48-year-old daredevil used a rope and harness to comply with organisers’ requirements. An ambulance – with a stretcher at the ready – was parked alongside other emergency vehicles at the bottom of the tapering metal and glass tower. It proved an unnecessary precaution.

Robert has climbed more than 70 skyscrapers, including the Empire State Building, Chicago’s Willis Tower and the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur. In 2004 he conquered Taiwan’s Taipei 101, which, before the Burj opened in January last year, was the world’s tallest building.

The tower, owned by Emaar Properties, has 160 habitable storeys. An observation deck is located on the 124th floor.

Strapped to a safety harness tethered more than 100 storeys up, Robert began his climb up the glass-covered Burj around 6pm on Monday. He hoisted himself up along a central column, mostly free of decorative rows of pipes that could slow his ascent.

Robert moved methodically and swiftly along the polished metal facade. He did not appear to use the rope to pull himself up, but instead gripped the glass and narrow metal ridges like a rock climber with his feet and bare hands.

Hundreds of spectators, their necks craned, crowded plazas outside shopping centres and restaurants at the tower’s base.

Robert stayed in a Dubai hotel before the climb, doing press-ups, pull-ups and stretches, and loading up on carbohydrates, in a room overlooking the target of his latest adventure.

from:  http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/mar/28/french-spiderman-alain-robert-dubai

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Alain Robert was born on August 7th, 1962 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alain_Robert

August 7th, 1962

8 + 7 +1+9+6+2 = 33 = his life lesson = what he is here to learn = Courage.  Bravery.  France.  French.

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August 7th, 1962

August 7th

8 + 7 +2+0+1+0 = 18 = his personal year (from August 7th, 2010 to August 6th, 2011) = Surreal.

18 year + 3 (March) = 21 = his personal month (from March 7th, 2011 to April 6th, 2011) = On the world stage.  For all the world to see.

21 month + 28 (28th of the month on Monday March 28th, 2011) = 49 = his personal day = Wish fulfillment.  Smiling.  Happy.  Satisfied.

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Mar 27 2011 5:20 PM EDT

Clark Kent, meet your Lois Lane.

After weeks of guessing who would play the Man of Steel’s leading lady in the upcoming “Superman” reboot, Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures, along with director Zack Snyder announced on Sunday (March 27) that Academy Award-nominated actress Amy Adams will take on the iconic role.

Snyder, whose latest endeavor, “Sucker Punch,” opened in second place at the box office this weekend, said in a statement, “Second only to Superman himself, the question of who will play Lois Lane is arguably what fans have been most curious about. So we are excited to announce the casting of Amy Adams, one of the most versatile and respected actresses in films today. Amy has the talent to capture all of the qualities we love about Lois: smart, tough, funny, warm, ambitious and, of course, beautiful.”

Adams, 36, whose versatile résumé includes “Enchanted,” “Talladega Nights,” “Doubt” and, most recently, “The Fighter,” which earned her an Oscar nod, will star opposite the new Superman, Henry Cavill, who is nine years her junior.

But age clearly didn’t factor into Snyder’s decision, as he told the Los Angeles Times, “There was a big, giant search for Lois. For us it was a big thing and obviously a really important role. We did a lot of auditioning but we had this meeting with Amy Adams and after that I just felt she was perfect for it.”

Snyder, who reached out to Adams regarding the “Superman” news via phone while in Paris on Sunday, went on to explain why the Lois Lane role will be “a linchpin” for his vision for the tentatively titled “Man of Steel.”

“It goes back to what I’ve said about Superman and making him really understandable for today. What’s important to us is making him relevant and real and making him empathetic to today’s audience so that we understand the decisions he makes,” he said, “That applies to Lois as well. She has to be in the same universe as him [in tone and substance].”

Adams and Cavill will be joined by Diane Lane and Kevin Costner, who will play Clark Kent’s adoptive parents.

from:  http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1660738/superman-reboot-taps-amy-adams-play-lois-lane.jhtml

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Amy Adams was born on August 20th, 1974 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amy_Adams

August 20th, 1974

8 + 20 +1+9+7+4 = 49 = her life lesson = what she is here to learn = Sweetheart.

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Margaret Ruth Kidder was born on October 17th, 1948 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margot_Kidder

October 17th, 1948

10 + 17 +1+9+4+8 = 49 = her life lesson = what she is here to learn = Sweetheart.

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

Margaret Ruth Kidder

4             9       9     9

 

her true character (MR), the most important thing she can do (MI), and how she obtains her heart’s desire (MR) all = 49 = Sweetheart.

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20/20 Burning Bed

02/11/2011 05:42:04 AM PST

The family of murder victim Jennifer Schipsi wept with relief Thursday, moments after a Santa Clara County jury convicted her boyfriend Bulos “Paul” Zumot of strangling her and setting fire to their Palo Alto home.

“I heard that word ‘guilty’ and I thanked Jesus, and Jenny gave me a hug,” Schipsi’s father Jim Schipsi said as he fought back tears outside the Hall of Justice in San Jose.

Jurors found Zumot guilty of first-degree murder and arson. The 37-year-old former owner of Da Hookah Spot in downtown Palo Alto had taken the stand in his own defense during the 4½-week trial.

Schipsi, a 29-year-old real estate agent, was killed Oct. 15, 2009, and her burnt body was found in the Addison Avenue cottage she shared with Zumot.

Inside the crowded courtroom, family and friends of Schipsi cried and prayed aloud before the verdict was read. Once Zumot was declared guilty, one woman exclaimed “Thank God,” then repeated it.

“It was just a release of the tension and all the other emotions I had ever since day one, that at least justice, at least the person who is responsible, is going to pay,” Jim Schipsi said outside the courtroom.

Zumot’s family members also cried as the convicted murderer, who looked numb, was escorted away. They declined to comment after the verdict.

Outside the courthouse, Zumot’s high-profile defense attorney Mark Geragos said the jury was diligent but both he and his defendant were “bewildered” by the verdict.

After leaving the courtroom, jurors could not be found to comment.

Deputy District Attorney Chuck Gillingham argued during the trial that Schipsi’s murder culminated a turbulent two-year relationship punctuated by domestic violence. Zumot strangled his on-again, off-again girlfriend the day after they had a nasty argument during his birthday dinner celebration, according to the prosecution’s case.

Gillingham relied heavily on cell phone records to make his case, presenting heated text messages Schipsi sent to Zumot in the early morning hours of the day she died. He also used them to show Zumot and Schipsi’s phones appeared to be together as he drove down to a domestic violence class in San Jose and back up to Palo Alto about 45 minutes before the fire, and to show Zumot had tampered with her phone.

Witnesses who Gillingham put on the stand had testified Schipsi told them Zumot hit and threatened to kill her. One witness testified Schipsi said Zumot not only threatened to kill her, but also burn down her home.

Zumot testified he had never made any such threats and Schipsi overreacted and lied. He portrayed himself as “easygoing” and contended he didn’t have Schipsi’s iPhone on the day of her death or delete messages from it and his iPhone to cover his tracks.

When Zumot first took the stand, he claimed he loved Schipsi and still does. At one point he broke into tears for at least two minutes after being shown a message from Schipsi saying she loved him and wanted to spend her whole life with him.

In attempting to prove Zumot was innocent, Geragos pointed out during the trial that traces of gasoline detected on Zumot’s clothing by an accelerant-sniffing dog were not confirmed by a crime lab. He said the cell phone evidence used to incriminate his client was worthless and that a tape showing Zumot and Schipsi having sex on the day she was found dead suggests the couple had reconciled following the previous evening’s fight.

Superior Court Judge David A. Cena, who presided over the trial, set an April 21 sentencing date for Zumot, who faces a prison term of 33 years to life.

Geragos said he intends to seek a new trial and if turned down will file an appeal.

After rejoicing with relatives for a few minutes outside the courtroom, Schipsi’s grandfather Philip Schipsi said the verdict will bring him some closure.

“I’m finally realizing what I’ve been putting off for a long time, and that is Jennifer is gone forever,” he said.

Philip Schipsi’s wife Peggy said of the verdict, “I knew it. I knew it. I can’t explain how happy I am that Jenny can rest peacefully now.”

But, she added, “our lives will never be the same. It’s something when you get up every morning and it’s the first thing you think about.”

Gillingham, who wasn’t in court Thursday, said in a telephone interview: “We knew we had the right person and we knew we had the evidence to convict him. So I’m not surprised by the verdict at all.”

from:  http://www.mercurynews.com/san-mateo-county/ci_17354118?nclick_check=1

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using the number/letter grid:

 

1       2      3       4       5        6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Paul Zumot

7133 83462         37

 

his path of destiny / how he learns what he is here to learn = 37 = On-again, off-again relationships.  Love/hate relationships.  Domestic violence.

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comprehensive summary and list of predictions for 2012:

http://predictionsyear2012.com/

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learn numerology from numerologist to the world, Ed Peterson:

https://www.createspace.com/3411561

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March 22nd, 2011  05:21 PM ET

Sammy Hagar: I was abducted by aliens

Sammy Hagar makes some out-of-this-world revelations with his new autobiography “Red: My Uncensored Life in Rock.”

Besides the usual tales of sex, drugs, and rock and roll, the singer also claims to have been contacted by aliens.

Hagar writes in the book that he once saw two creatures inside a spaceship in the foothills of Fontana, Calif., and now believes they abducted him and tapped into his brain.

“[Aliens] were plugged into me. It was a download situation,” he tells MTV Hive. “This was long before computers or any kind of wireless. There weren’t even wireless telephones. Looking back now, it was like, ‘F—, they downloaded something into me!’ Or they uploaded something from my brain, like an experiment.”

Hagar also had an earlier alien encounter at 4-years-old. “One time I saw what I considered to be, well, at the time I thought it was a car with no wheels,” he says. “We lived out in the country and I saw this thing floating across a field, creating this big dust storm. I threw rocks at it… And I don’t know what happened after that.”

While the former Van Halen frontman is open about his E.T. experiences in his interview, he downplays them in his book because, he says, “I don’t want to sound like I’m crazy.”

Still, this isn’t the first time Hagar has explored the concept of close encounters.

“I have done a few songs that have sci-fi themes,” he tells MTV Hive. “There’s ‘Space Station #5’ on the first Montrose album, and then on the second album there’s ‘Spaceage Sacrifice.'” And on his first solo album, “there’s ‘Silver Lights’ and ‘Hot Rocks,’ which are about UFOs coming and taking people away,” Hagar explains.

“People say there’s no other life in the universe,” says Hagar. “But you know how big the universe is? It’s freakin’ huge! If we’re really the only ones out there, that’s scarier to me than thinking there are aliens.”

from:  http://marquee.blogs.cnn.com/2011/03/22/sammy-hagar-i-was-abducted-by-aliens/

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Sammy Hagar

1          8

 

his primary challenge = SH = 18 = Aliens.

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2011-03-27 18:10:00

A six-and-a-half-year-old boy has become the youngest recipient of an Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) degree, passing the exam for the Certificate in Craft and Design Programme, an university official said on Sunday.

Divya Prakash Pandey, a resident of Delhi, cleared the exam held under the School of Engineering and Technology with 76 percent marks and was felicitated by the university, the official said.

‘He is not only the youngest student of IGNOU but also the youngest student ever admitted in any university. A class 2 student of Kendriya Vidyalaya, Vigyan Vihar in east Delhi, Pandey was interested in craft and design,’ the official said.

He has crafted wonderful creations with clay, besides designing different patterns and creating innovative ideas in craft and design, added the official.

from:  http://www.samachar.com/Sixandahalfyearold-boy-passes-IGNOU-exam-ld2aL4ejeib.html

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

Divya Prakash Pandey

4       7            7       7

 

his true character (DP), primary challenge (DP), and how he obtains his heart’s desire (DY) all = 47 = Famous.  Name & fame.  Notoriety.  Name recognition.  (Inter)nationally known.  High profile.  VIP.  Well-known.  Household name.  Public life.  Limelight.  Legendary.  Notable.  Noteworthy.  Eminent.  Prominent. 

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