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ARTICLES ABOUT THE NEW YORK FOOTBALL GIANTS ARE POSTED DAILY AND
UPDATES ARE ADDED THROUGHOUT THE DAY. GENERAL SPORTS NEWS LINKS ARE
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ZILCH

http://www.nj.com/giants/

</div></div><u><font size="4">NY DAILY NEWS</font></u>

FORMER GIANTS' GREAT AND HALL OF FAMER'S CRUSADE TO HELP NFL RETIREES REINFORCED BY RAY EASTERLING'S SUICIDE (http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/giants/ny-giants-great-hall-famer-crusade-nfl-retirees-reinforced-ray-easterling-suicide-article-1.1092707)

Excerpt: "Harry Carson (http://www.nydailynews.com/topics/Harry+Carson), the
Giants Hall of Fame linebacker, had never met former Falcons safety Ray
Easterling, but received a disturbing e-mail from him on March 18, 2011. Just
over one year later, Easterling committed suicide, shooting himself in the
head.<div style="BORDER-BOTTOM: medium none; TEXT-ALIGN: left; BORDER-LEFT: medium none; BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffffff; COLOR: #000000; OVERFLOW: hidden; BORDER-TOP: medium none; BORDER-RIGHT: medium none; TEXT-DECORATION: none"><div class="story-body p402_premium" itemprop="articleBody">


Carson was the captain of the Giants, but really a captain for all players,
past and present, teammates and those from other teams. He commands so much
respect and players confide in him and count on him for guidance.</p>


Easterling sent the e-mail to Carson months before Easterling became the lead
plaintiff in the first class action concussion-related lawsuit filed against the
NFL. He had been moved by a letter Carson wrote about former Bears safety Dave
Duerson (he played on the Giants’ 1990 Super Bowl team after Carson retired),
who had committed suicide and was later found to have Chronic Traumatic
Encephalopathy (CTE), a degenerative disease of the brain caused by head
trauma.</p>


“He wrote that he didn’t know how much longer he could hold on,” Carson told
the Daily News.</p>


Carson posted excerpts of Easterling’s letter on his blog at harrycarson.com.
He did not include the part about Easterling worrying about holding on — he felt
it was too sensitive and personal to post at the time of his death. In the
e-mail, Easterling introduced himself, told Carson he played for the Falcons
from 1972-80, was always regarded as a “hitter,” that he was experiencing
accelerating loss of nerve function in his hands, had recently had tests
indicating early onset of Alzheimer’s, “wondered if my business acumen has been
askew for several years, due to the number of concussions I played with in
games.”</p>


He said he had two hip replacements, five knee operations, an elbow
operation, shoulder reconstruction, neck pain and bone spurs. He also told
Carson about serious financial problems.</p>


Carson wrote back to Easterling and told him he shared his e-mail with his
former teammate George Martin, who was the head of the NFL Alumni Association
until he resigned last month, and others that could help him. Easterling had
asked Carson to be an advocate for him due to his involvement with the Gridiron
Greats, which helps retired players in need, but Carson was not heavily involved
with that group. That was the last contact he had with Easterling. “I wished him
the best of luck,” he said.</p>


When he heard Easterling had taken his life in April, Carson searched his
e-mail. “Is that the same guy I got an e-mail from?” he thought. “I found it. Oh
s---.”</p><div style="BORDER-BOTTOM: medium none; TEXT-ALIGN: left; BORDER-LEFT: medium none; BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffffff; COLOR: #000000; OVERFLOW: hidden; BORDER-TOP: medium none; BORDER-RIGHT: medium none; TEXT-DECORATION: none">


Carson had a sadness in his voice as he related the story Friday. “It was at
that point I recognized he was really, really pleading for some kind of
assistance, he was looking for a lifeline. In some ways, we all failed him,” he
said. “He took the action he felt he needed to take.”</p>


Carson has not added his name to the list of over 2,000 former players suing
the NFL for its handling of concussions. Last week, more than 80 lawsuits were
consolidated into one, accusing the NFL of failing to warn players of the risk
of head injuries and/or impose safety regulations.</p>


He said he had 12-18 concussions playing football, most of them in the NFL
and many coming in practice. Carson suffers from post-concussion syndrome with
occasional headaches, migraines, his problem solving process has slowed down, he
has days with blurred vision, but he has learned to manage them and live a
normal life.</p>


His son Donald, who graduated from Virginia Tech medical school last week,
played football at Savannah State. But if Carson had a young son now, he said he
would not let him play football “because there is so much more that I know now
than I knew back then.”</p>


In his Hall of Fame induction speech in Canton in 2006, Carson implored the
NFL to take care of retired players, which helped bring the issue national
attention. “If we made the league what it is, you have to take better care of
your own,” he said.</p>


He has encouraged former players who have asked for his advice that they
should join one of the lawsuits, and he left open the possibility he will join
in the future. For now, he feels he is best served trying to educate players on
not living for today, but worrying about their future and the impact playing
football could have after they retire.</p>


“I feel like I am a messenger,” he said. “If I join a lawsuit, then people
will say, ‘You see Harry Carson joined the lawsuit, so whatever he says carries
no weight, he’s going in it for the money.’ I feel I don’t want my message to be
tainted.”</p>


Does he hold the NFL responsible for not protecting the players?</p>


“I hold the game of football responsible,” he said. “It’s a sports-wide
problem.” Read more...
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ZIP

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NADA

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<u><font size="4">WALL STREET JOURNAL</font></u>

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<u><font size="4">GIANTS 101</font></u>
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GIANTS AS CHARITABLE OFF THE FIELD AS THEY ARE DOMINANT ON IT (http://www.giants101.com/2012/06/10/new-york-giants-as-charitable-off-the-field-as-they-are-dominant-on-it/)

"Just about everyone with some football (http://www.giants101.com/tag/football/) knowledge knows what the New York Giants (http://www.giants101.com/tag/new-york-giants/) do during the NFL (http://www.giants101.com/tag/nfl/) season on
the field. What is not as well-known is that almost as much is done by the team
off the field – out of uniform blues.


The Giants have always been a proud franchise and always will be. What many
don’t know is that the make it mandatory for their players to donate part of
their off time to giving back to the community. Many players have that “giving
back” become such a part of them, that they continue to give back even after
their Big Blue departure.</p>


The Giants have several areas and people of the community that they address
and focus on. Youth, the less fortunate/ in-need, the ill and our nation’s
military (owner Wellington Mara served in the Navy during World War II) are just
a few that receive visits and share time as well as donations from the G-Men.
Organizations such as: The United Way, Make-A-Wish, Special Olympics, and NFL (http://www.giants101.com/tag/nfl/)’s Play 60
are only a handful of causes that are annually aided. Players as well as coaches
assist in local food banks, illiteracy programs, health-related
organizations/hospitals and youth programs in order to help raise money and
sometimes more importantly, awareness for them.</p>


Each player and/or coach may even choose to create their own charity of
special interest to focus upon. Head Coach <a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with Tom Coughlin" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/tom-coughlin/" rel="tag nofollow">Tom
Coughlin</a> has his Jay Fund. <a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with Justin Tuck" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/justin-tuck/" rel="tag nofollow">Justin
Tuck</a> battles illiteracy with his R.U.S.H campaign. <a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with Kevin Gilbride" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/kevin-gilbride/" rel="tag nofollow">Kevin
Gilbride</a> donates time to raising awareness and monies for Polycystic Kidney
Disease/Research. <a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with Chris Canty" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/chris-canty/" rel="tag nofollow">Chris
Canty</a> continues his focus on youth in need. <a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with David Tyree" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/david-tyree/" rel="tag nofollow">David
Tyree</a> works to assist poverty-stricken youth. The list can go on for
days.</p>


The Giants’ players maintain a special role in the surrounding New York (http://www.giants101.com/tag/new-york/)
communities and service them through continued events and fundraisers. Donations
are collected through golf and bowling outings as well as appearances at smaller
outings. Mostly through spreading awareness, they help to raise money and bring
attention for the public to do the same. Collection drives (for food, clothes
and toys) are prepared throughout the season and fans are encouraged to
participate before certain games.</p>


The franchise itself also has The Giants Foundation – a non-profit
organization founded by the New York (http://www.giants101.com/tag/new-york/) Football (http://www.giants101.com/tag/football/) Giants to assist charitable and youth-related
causes throughout the greater New York (http://www.giants101.com/tag/new-york/) and New Jersey area. Many different events (like
the golf outings) are utilized to help show the foundation’s support and
increase fundraising efforts. They have two areas of focus besides local causes:
GameOn! – which supports the game of football (http://www.giants101.com/tag/football/) at a proletarian level by providing financial
assistance to local youth and high school football (http://www.giants101.com/tag/football/) teams and My Sister's Place "Giants Courage
House" – which is a domestic violence shelter for women and their children that
includes providing financial assistance and bringing awareness about domestic
violence and date-abuse.</p>


Whether it’s donning aprons and handing out food at soup kitchens, being
present at blood drives or organ donation rallies, visiting sick children at
local hospitals or paying homage to and empowering the country's injured service
members, the Big Blue teammates are always proving to be Giants -with Giant
hearts- on and off the field."</p>FORMER GIANTS' KICKER JAY FEELY: IF I COULD HAVE ONE KICK BACK, IT'D BE AGAINST SEAHAWKS IN 2005 (http://www.giants101.com/2012/06/09/former-giants-kicker-jay-feely-if-i-could-have-one-kick-back-itd-be-against-seahawks-in-2005/)

"There are several games in the long history of the New York (http://www.giants101.com/tag/new-york/)
Giants that still pain many fans. Among them is a 24-21 loss to the <a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with Seattle Seahawks" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/seattle-seahawks/" rel="tag nofollow">Seattle
Seahawks</a> in week 12 of the 2005 season in which kicker Jay Feely (http://www.giants101.com/tag/jay-feely/) missed three consecutive game-winning
field goal attempts.


The week leading up to the game also made National news as several Seahawks
bloggers and fans on their official message board poked fun at the city of New York (http://www.giants101.com/tag/new-york/)
and the events of 9-11. That sort of hatred continued, albeit on a smaller
scale, following the overtime loss.</p>


Asked on Saturday if he could have any kick in his career back, Feely
promptly replied "Giants/Seattle (http://www.giants101.com/tag/seattle/) 2005".</p>



</p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet tw-align-center">


Giants/Seattle (http://www.giants101.com/tag/seattle/) 2005
RT @haydenhogg (https://twitter.com/haydenhogg) @jayfeely (https://twitter.com/jayfeely) if you could have one kick back
, which one would it be</p>— Jay Feely (http://www.giants101.com/tag/jay-feely/)
(@jayfeely) June 9, 2012 (https://twitter.com/jayfeely/status/211487576203333632)</blockquote>



Despite the support of his teammates, Feely had very little to say following
the game … save for an apology.</p>
<blockquote>


"I said, 'I'm sorry I let you down,'" Feely said. "People are going to say
it's a team game and they're going to say the right things. But the fact of the
matter is that you've got to come through when you have one opportunity — much
less two good opportunities."</p></blockquote>


As Feely lined up for the third field goal, running back Tiki Barber was co
confident that he wouldn't miss three in a row that he told those around him
he'd give them his house if Feely missed again. Needless to say, Barber didn't
give up his house, but he didn't make many bets after that.</p>


The loss prevented them from earning a bye in the first round of the
playoffs, and they went on to be dismantled by the Carolina Panthers 23-0."</p>WILL NY GIANTS' ELI MANNING HOLD HIS OWN CAMP AGAIN IN 2012 (http://www.giants101.com/2012/06/09/will-new-york-giants-eli-manning-hold-his-own-camp-again-in-2012/)

"While the rest of the world is planning vacations and enjoying the beginning
of summer, the New York (http://www.giants101.com/tag/new-york/)
Giants are back into the swing of work things in Organized Team Activities and
soon, min-camp. After that, they have a short month free to do as they please
before making the move up to SUNY at Albany for Training Camp.


A little over a year ago, due to the infamous NFL (http://www.giants101.com/tag/nfl/) Lockout, quarterback <a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with Eli Manning" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/eli-manning/" rel="tag nofollow">Eli
Manning</a> decided to hold his own OTAs near his home in Hoboken. He set up a
passing camp for him and his receivers (read: anyone that would catch a pass
from him). They ran, did agility drills and carried out the obvious: Eli threw
the rock around while his receiving corps did their thing. Some asked why and
was it even worth it … <a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with Hakeem Nicks" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/hakeem-nicks/" rel="tag nofollow">Hakeem
Nicks</a> answered part of that.</p>
<blockquote>


"We're getting our timing back down the first week, making up a little bit,"
Nicks said after a 90-minute workout. "I think guys are trying to get back in
that groove and get that connection back."</p></blockquote>


That connection proved to be fire for Manning and his top receivers, Cruz and
Nicks especially … so, yeah, it was worth it. It sure didn’t hurt.</p>


Now, granted, it isn’t a lockout year and there are scheduled OTAs, Mini Camp
and a full Training Camp to go through. <a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with Eli Manning" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/eli-manning/" rel="tag nofollow">Eli
Manning</a> is always thinking of way to get better. He’s also a proven leader
on his team. He also has wideouts that listen to him. Can’t hurt to do it
again…</p>


Those wide receivers: <a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with Hakeem Nicks" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/hakeem-nicks/" rel="tag nofollow">Hakeem
Nicks</a>, Victor Cruz, <a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with Domenik Hixon" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/domenik-hixon/" rel="tag nofollow">Domenik
Hixon</a>, Rueben Randle, <a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with Ramses Barden" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/ramses-barden/" rel="tag nofollow">Ramses
Barden</a>, Jerrel Jernigan -and to a lesser extent- Dan DePalma, Isaiah
Stanback, Brandon Collins, Julian Talley and David Douglas are now looked at as
the guys that Easy E will depend on.</p>


The current running backs are: Ahmad Bradshaw, David Wilson, D.J. Ware,
Da’Rel Scott, Andre Brown, Henry Hynoski, and Joe Martinek. Throw in (no pun
intended) the tight ends: Martellus Bennett, Travis Beckum (more than likely on
PUP to begin the season/post-ACL), a very questionable Jake Ballard (ACL
repair), Adrien Robinson, Bear Pascoe, Christian Hopkins, Larry Donnell, and
Ryan Purvis.</p>


The 2012 receiving corps looks a bit different, eh? Of course, not all of
these players will make the 53-man or start, but for those that do … how many
are “in that groove” with their quarterback? There are six players here that
caught enough passes (&gt;10 receptions) from Manning for them to be considered
real targets at some point in 2011. The rest need to catch on quickly in this
complex offensive system. Few extra “stay-after” sessions can improve an already
prolific offense that’s changed a few weeks after they won the Super Bowl. An
actual organized tutelage would behoove all involved – especially with Nicks,
Beckum and Ballard out for major time periods.</p>


#10 doesn’t necessarily have to arrange to take over a high school football (http://www.giants101.com/tag/football/)
field or two for a few weeks, but instead – he could have some core guys and
those that want to be more involved in the system spend more time getting to
know him, each other’s tendencies, body language and how to get respective
timing down. Should be another area to watch unfold either way -receivers and
their captain becoming more compatible- until Training Camp makes or breaks that
possibility.</p>


If the New York (http://www.giants101.com/tag/new-york/) Football (http://www.giants101.com/tag/football/)
Giants are truly going to strive for Lombardi number five this upcoming season,
nothing in the way of gaining improvement can hurt."</p>http://www.giants101.com/

<u><font size="4">BIG BLUE VIEW</font></u><span id="entry_flag_counts_2011/12/23/2655531/friday-five-with-pat-traina-jets-giants-edition" class="flag-counts"><span class="light"></span> </span><span id="entry_flag_links_2011/12/23/2655531/friday-five-with-pat-traina-jets-giants-edition"></span>

NY GIANTS' NEWS AND NOTES: SUNDAY READING MATERIAL (http://www.bigblueview.com/2012/6/10/3076172/new-york-giants-news-and-notes-sunday-reading-material)

"Just a couple of <a class="sbn-auto-link" href="http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/new-york-giants">New York
Giants</a>-related notes for you on this Sunday morning. Here goes:<div class="entry-body">



<a href="http://espn.go.com/blog/playbook/visuals/post/_/id/3751/giants-tweet-instagram-white-house-visit">Giants
Tweet, Instagram White House visit - Sports Pictures, Images, Fan Videos,
Galleries - Visuals Blog - ESPN Playbook - ESPN</a>
As Super Bowl winners do,
the New York Giants visited the White House on Friday. And sports-savvy
President Obama had some words to say about the NFL champions -- as in, don't
not call Eli Manning (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/2235/eli-manning)
elite.

But much happened behind the scenes as well, revealed by the
Giants and their players on Twitter and Instagram.</p>


<a href="http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/giants/ny-giants-great-hall-famer-crusade-nfl-retirees-reinforced-ray-easterling-suicide-article-1.1092707?localLinksEnabled=false">Former
NY Giants great and Hall of Famer's crusade to help NFL retirees reinforced by
Ray Easterling's suicide - NY Daily News</a></p>


Harry Carson, the Giants Hall of Fame linebacker, had never met former Falcons (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/atlanta-falcons) safety Ray
Easterling, but received a disturbing e-mail from him on March 18, 2011. Just
over one year later, Easterling committed suicide, shooting himself in the
head.</p>


<a href="http://www.footballnation.com/content/5-nfl-coordinators-who-will-eventually-be-head-coaches/14951/">5
NFL Coordinators Who Will Eventually Be Head Coaches | Football Nation</a></p>


Perry Fewell, Defensive Coordinator, New York Giants Fewell's defense
was a key factor in the Giants' late season run and Super Bowl win last season,
making it possible he could become the latest Giants' defensive coordinator
(Bill Belichick, John Fox, Steve Spagnuolo) to get an opportunity as a head
coach. Fewell did serve as interim head coach of the Buffalo Bills (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/buffalo-bills) late in
the 2009 season after being promoted from defensive coordinator, but a better
and more permanent opportunity would surely come soon if the Giants defense has
a lot of success in 2012. He could be groomed as the successor to Giants' head
coach Tom Coughlin, who will turn 66 just prior to the season but did just sign
a two-year contract extension. If Fewell is willing to wait, he could be the
Giants' head coach in say, 2014, but he may not want to wait that long for his
second opportunity as an NFL head coach." </p></div>http://www.bigblueview.com/section/news



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JUSTIN TUCK SAYS HIS NICKNAME FOR COACH COUGHLN IS "CHEESE" (http://network.yardbarker.com/nfl/article_external/justin_tuck_says_his_nickname_for_tom_coughlin_is_ cheese/10976504)

"Tom Coughlin recently <a href="http://www.footbasket.com/2012/06/head-coach-tom-coughlin-receives-two.html">got
a two-year extension </a>with the New York Giants, and now it appears he will
get a new nickname on top of that.
<a href="http://espn.go.com/blog/new-york/giants/post/_/id/14478/notebook-coughlins-new-nickname">According
to</a> defensive end Justin Tuck, he will star calling the 65-year-old "Cheese."


“I asked him if I can get a loan. That’s one of the reasons he was
giddy all week. I told him I’m going to start calling him ‘Cheese’ now, first of
all, because he has a lot of it and second because he keeps
smiling.”

Tuck also believes that Coughlin is well-deserving of his
new extension.

“He deserves to be the number-one paid head coach in this
league,” Tuck said. “I’ve had an opportunity to play for only him in my NFL
career and hopefully that stays the same.”


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OBAMA APPLUADS GIANTS, COUGHLIN MAKES CRACK ABOUT RE-ELECTION QUEST (http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/story/19303654/obama-applauds-giants-coughlin-makes-crack-about-reelection-quest)

"President Barack Obama and <a href="/nfl/teams/page/NYG/new-york-giants">New
York Giants</a> coach Tom Coughlin share the same goal -- getting back to the
White House next year.


Obama honored the Super Bowl champions on Friday, noting the similarities
between the Giants' 2008 championship and its most recent triumph. </p>


"They ended up winning with a circus catch in the fourth quarter, MVP
performance by <a href="/nfl/players/playerpage/493004/eli-manning">Eli
Manning</a> ... a come-from-behind win over the Patriots. So this is all
starting to sound kind of like deja vu all over again," Obama said. </p>


In his speech, Coughlin injected some political references for a president in
the heart of a re-election campaign, telling his team and guests on the South
Lawn that he hoped coming back to the White House "was not a twice-in-a-lifetime
experience."
</p>"We both have a goal to get back here next year. We have a lot of work to
do," Coughlin said to cheers and a pat on the back from Obama.


Coughlin noted that his team overcame a 7-7 start to win their final two
regular-season games and win the NFC East. The Giants won four postseason games,
capped by a 21-17 Super Bowl win over the New England Patriots. </p>


"Offense, defense and special teams doing their job. Each group having
different objectives and motives but playing in harmony for each other, for the
good of everyone. Wouldn't it be nice if Congress operated the same way?"
Coughlin said, drawing a smile from Obama, who has frequently clashed with House
Republicans. </p>


Obama also got into the act, reminding the team that it watched a highlight
reel the night before the Super Bowl set to defensive end Justin Tuck's (/nfl/players/playerpage/422573/justin-tuck) good-luck
music: Phil Collins' 1980s song, In the Air Tonight. </p>


"I don't know about a little Phil Collins before a big game," Obama said. "I
may try that before a big meeting with Congress." </p>


The team presented Obama with a blue No. 44 jersey and a football signed by
the players." </p>

http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/teams/page/NYG/new-york-giants



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TIMETABLE FOR NICK'S RETURN (http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=7970987) - VIDEO


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PATRIOTS GIVE GRONKOSKI 6 YEARS, $54M (http://online.wsj.com/public/page/news-sports-nfl.html)

REPORT: NFL DOESN'T HAVE "SAFE RIDE" PROGRAM ANY MORE (http://www.theredzone.org/BlogDescription/tabid/61/EntryId/26839/Report--NFL-doesn-t-have--Safe-Ride--program-any-more/Default.aspx)

NEW CBA MAKES SKIPPING MANDATORY MINI-CAMP MUCH MORE EXPENSIVE (http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/06/10/new-cba-makes-skipping-mandatory-minicamp-much-more-expensive/related/)

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Captain Chaos
06-10-2012, 02:32 PM
thanks Roanoke!!!

RoanokeFan
06-10-2012, 02:59 PM
thanks Roanoke!!!

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