This way, Valtrex helps to regulate the immune system within a short period of time and restrict possibilities of the infected cells After the purchase of Ventolin the situation was changed a lot.
The doctor prescribed me Flagyl. Zithromax without prescriptionPremarin works just fine for me. I used this pill for three months after a full hysterectomy at the age of 50.

NCORE creates a dynamic space for transformative work on race and ethnicity in higher education

This is a press release from NCORE

28th annual conference in Washington, D.C. to host sessions focusing on STEM

WASHINGTON, D.C.  | The National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in American Higher Education (NCORE), the most comprehensive national forum on race relations, equity and access on college campuses, is scheduled May 26 – 30 in Washington, D.C. at the Washington Hilton.
This year’s keynote speakers will provide critiques, analyses and frameworks that expand understanding of equity, identity and access to higher education as shaped by media, migration, policy and popular culture. Featured presenters include:
  • Jose Antonio Vargas: Pulitzer prize-winning journalist, activist and founder of Define American, a multimedia campaign to shift the conversation on immigration and cultural identity.
  • Rosa Clemente: 2008 Green Party vice presidential candidate and leading researcher and activist on Afro-Latino identity and politics, sexism within hip-hop culture, media justice and more.
  • Dr. Adrienne Keene: Postdoctoral fellow in Native American studies at Brown University, blogger and expert on native peoples’ access to higher education.
  • Phil Yu: Writer, cultural critic and founder of “Angry Asian Man,” a blog dedicated to analyzing racism and ethnic/racial segmentation in media use by Asian Pacific Americans.
“In our 28th year, we’re thrilled to be in our nation’s capital,” said James Pappas, vice president for Outreach at the University of Oklahoma. “So much of the conversation surrounding race and ethnicity issues, from the civil rights marches of yesterday to addressing underrepresented populations today, is centered in this place – what could be more fitting?”
NCORE is a dynamic annual conference that creates a community for individuals and campus teams to work collaboratively under the guidance, tutelage and expertise of recognized and effective scholars, practitioners and change makers. It is a place where individuals and institutions share their on-the-ground knowledge, analyses, innovative program development, assessment tools, effective theoretical frameworks, latest practice-based research findings and radical and innovative experiential curricula to transform higher education in its mission for diversity and inclusion for students, staff, faculty and administration.
“This year’s keynote speakers are sure to provide fresh, diverse perspectives,” said Belinda Biscoe, associate vice president for Outreach at the University of Oklahoma. “They are unifiers, bringing with them awards and pedigrees of scholars and researchers while also truly understanding the groups they study because they are activists and bloggers within those very groups.”
This year’s conference will have a number of sessions focusing on access to science, technology, engineering and math in higher education. Some sessions in this area include:
NCORE 2015 participants will have access to institutes, workshops, film screenings and special evening events. Registration is $725. Student registration is $450.
A complete listing of the conference schedule can be found at Information on registration, hotel, exhibit information and more can be found at
The National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in American Higher Education (NCORE) was launched in 1988 by the University of Oklahoma Outreach to address social justice issues impacting higher education institutions. The NCORE conference is designed to support movement toward campus communities that are supportive and inclusive across racial and ethnic identity intersections, and to improve the access and success of traditionally underrepresented populations. More information can be found at

NASA Challenges Students to Design a 3D Space Container

This is a guest blog from NASA HQ

NASA and the ASME Foundation are challenging your designers to create a digital 3D model of a container for space. Astronauts need containers of all kinds - from advanced containers that can study fruit flies to simple containers that can be used to collect Mars rocks or store an astronaut's food. The ability to 3D print containers in space - on demand - will let humans venture farther into space. That's why NASA and the ASME Foundation are challenging students to start designing for space now. Students can design a container for zero-gravity on the International Space Station, or a container designed for future astronauts on Mars or beyond!  Space is a big place, but a student's imagination is even bigger! Go to to sign up and learn more. 

The competition is open for submissions until August 2, 2015. 


U.S. News Announces the Next Generation of STEM Leaders

This is a press release from U.S. News & World Report

16 students honored for their work in medical research, energy, computer sciences and other STEM fields

WASHINGTON, May 13, 2015 (PRNewswire) | To inspire young people to engage in science, technology, engineering and math, U.S. News & World Report, publisher of the Best High Schools for STEM and host of the national STEM Solutions conference, today unveiled the Next Generation of STEM on The new report highlights 16 students, ages 13-21, from across the United States who are changing the world through their work in STEM fields.

"America's economic future is dependent on young people developing critical science, technology, engineering and math skills," said Brian Kelly, editor and chief content officer of U.S. News. "These students serve as powerful examples of what's possible when we engage younger generations in STEM."
U.S. News & World Report is committed to finding solutions to the national STEM crisis. From June 29-July 1, the media organization will host its fourth annual STEM Solutions conference, the nation's largest gathering of leaders in policy, industry and education committed to improving the STEM talent pipeline. The theme of the 2015 conference is "Teach, Inspire, Hire: Discovering and Growing America's Diverse Talent Pool." The keynote and breakout sessions will focus on increasing the ranks of women, minorities, veterans and other underserved and underrepresented populations in STEM fields.
The Next Generation of STEM special report as well as profiles of the speakers, sessions and solutions discussed at the STEM Solutions conference will be featured on the U.S. News STEM hub, U.S. News' latest reporting on STEM education and workforce news includes the U.S. News/Raytheon STEM Index, the Best High Schools for STEM and the Best Jobs for STEM.
U.S. News & World Report 
U.S. News & World Report is a digital news and information company that empowers people to make better, more informed decisions about important issues affecting their lives. Focusing on Education, Health, Personal Finance, Travel, Cars and News & Opinion, provides consumer advice, rankings, news and analysis to serve people making complex decisions throughout all stages of life. More than 30 million people visit each month for research and guidance. Founded in 1933, U.S. News is headquartered in Washington, D.C.



Top U.S. Students Compete In The 2015 Science Olympiad National Tournament At The University Of Nebraska-Lincoln

This is a press release from the Science Olympiad

Lincoln, Neb., May 11, 2015 | The University of Nebraska–Lincoln (UNL) will host more than 5,000 students, educators and parents from all 50 states during the 31st Annual Science Olympiad National Tournament on May 15-16, 2015. 
Recognized as one of the nation’s most prestigious science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) competitions, Science Olympiad brings together 120 winning middle school and high school teams advancing from state-level competitions this spring. Rigorous hands-on and lab events led by experts from government agencies, top universities and Science Olympiad state chapters cover topics in physics, epidemiology, astronomy, chemistry, meteorology and engineering. 
“It is a great pleasure to welcome Science Olympiad to Nebraska and one of the nation’s top public universities,” said Harvey Perlman, Chancellor of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. “I invite all Science Olympiad participants to enjoy our beautiful campus and city as they get a glimpse of life at a Big Ten university.”
The University of Nebraska’s Academic Services and Enrollment Management division will award up to 47 scholarships to Science Olympiad National Tournament gold medal winners in the high school Division C. Out-of-state students will receive the George Beadle Scholarship, currently valued at $13,500 a year for four years. Resident students will receive a tuition scholarship for up to 120 credit hours or the completion of a bachelor’s degree. Winners awarded these scholarships will be subject to the same annual renewal requirements the University has in place for other UNL students receiving the Regents and Beadle scholarships.
UNL facilities will be home to a full day of spectator events (free and open to the public) on Saturday, May 16.  Teams will compete in challenges such as Wright Stuff, a flight endurance contest powered by rubber-band engines; Robo-Cross, a precision robotics event; Mission Possible, a Rube Goldberg device using energy transfers to complete a task; and Wheeled Vehicle, a test of a car’s speed, estimation and accuracy. On Friday, May 15, from 9am to 2pm, the STEM Expo in the Physics Atrium will feature a variety of hands-on corporate and UNL department exhibits, including a “Search for the Next ACE Hardware Science Star” video booth, a Ward’s Science Kit display and a student-focused charitable giving booth hosted by DuPont Pioneer, The Food Bank for the Heartland and Science Olympiad.
On March 23, 2015, champions from the 2014 Science Olympiad National Tournament were invited to Washington, DC, for President Obama’s White House Science Fair, the fifth DC honor for our winners. For the fourth consecutive year, Science Olympiad welcomes a Global Ambassador Team from Japan to the National Tournament. Since 2009, Science Olympiad has worked with the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) and the Ministry for Education (MEXT) to share best practices and science content. In 2015, JST hosted its 4th Annual Japan High School Science Championships (JHSSC), crowning eight winners from Shibuya Kyoiku Gakuen Makuhari Junior and Senior High School. The Grand Prize for the competition is a trip to visit the National Tournament, where Japanese students will meet their American peers and participate as guests in selected Science Olympiad events.
Local sponsors of the 2015 Science Olympiad National Tournament include the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Cooper Foundation, Peter Kiewit Institute, Nebraska Academy of Sciences, Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Lozier, UNL College of Arts and Sciences, UNL College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, UNL College of Education and Human Sciences, UNL Housing and Dining, Awards Unlimited, J.C. and Jessie Seacrest Family Foundation, Nebraska Environmental Trust Public Information and Education Grants and University of NE State Museum. Science Olympiad is supported nationally by University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Combined Federal Campaign, FOX Broadcasting, Lockheed Martin, NBC Universal Foundation, ACE Hardware, ArcelorMittal, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Discovery Education 3M Young Scientists Challenge, DuPont and the DuPont Center for Collaborative Research and Education, DuPont Pioneer, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation, Texas Instruments, University of Texas Institute for Geophysics (UTIG), US Army ROTC, VWR Foundation, Ward's Science, Academy of Model Aeronautics, Chandra X-Ray Center and NASA, Investing in Communities, MAKE Magazine, National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors (NAWCC), Society for Neuroscience (SfN), Yale Young Global Scholars, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Hardware Science, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), Maker Education Initiative and Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE).
Science Olympiad is a Chicago-area-based national nonprofit organization founded in 1984. It is dedicated to improving the quality of K-12 STEM education, increasing student interest in science, creating a technologically literate workforce and providing recognition for outstanding achievement by both students and teachers. More than 220,000 students on 7,300 teams from all 50 states competed in 390 regional, state and national Science Olympiad tournaments last year.
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln is an educational institution of international stature, known for its research in key areas of water, food, robotics, concussions and digital humanities. Over 25,000 students from 100 countries study here and benefit from a strong focus on undergraduate education, intensive honors programs and research opportunities with top faculty. A member of the Big Ten Conference, Nebraska ranks among the top 50 public universities by U.S. News & World Report.

Can We Skip Recess to Work on Our Project? How to Inspire and Engage Your K–5 Students with STEM

This is a guest blog post from PLTW

The shortage of professionals with advanced skills in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) is a real challenge for companies and the U.S. economy. This shortage also presents a tremendous opportunity for today's students who have a passion for STEM – the most in-demand, rewarding college degrees and jobs are in STEM fields. 
How do K-5 teachers and administrators provide students with access to engaging STEM programs so they are excited about the subjects and prepared to take advantage of future opportunities? Register now for a free edWeb webinar – taking place Thursday, May 14, 2015, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. ET – and learn how to accomplish this in your classroom and career. 
As Sandy Bradshaw, STEM Teacher Leader at Midway Elementary School of Science and Engineering in South Carolina, and Ginger Teague, Director of Professional Development at national nonprofit Project Lead The Way (PLTW), will discuss in this webinar, access must start early. Join Sandy and Ginger to learn more about:
  • Why early access is critical, particularly for girls and underrepresented minority students
  • What works to engage students in STEM subjects and gives them confidence to continue pursuing the disciplines after elementary school
  • Strategies Midway Elementary School used to integrate problem-based STEM curriculum into the school day and the results the school is experiencing
Walk away with key messages and tactics to persuade your school board or colleagues of the value in interdisciplinary STEM programs for K-5 students, along with strategies to integrate STEM throughout the school day. In addition, you can explore PLTW Launch Lead Teacher Readiness Training – the first phase of PLTW's renowned professional development – for free!

New Publication For Diverse STEM Professionals And Students Launched

This is a press release from KNOW America Media

Atlanta, Georgia – May 5, 2015 | KNOW America Media announces the launch of Diversity In Action – Advancing STEM Professionals and Students. The new publication, in print and digital format, features original stories written by professional journalists familiar with the diverse science, technology, engineering and math workforce and the concerns of STEM pros who are women, people of color, members of the LGBT community, people with disabilities, veterans and members of other minority groups. 
The magazine will include articles that look at a particular demographic group in STEM or feature STEM pros working in a specific industry, plus articles on graduate programs, internships and co-ops and other topics aimed at STEM students and recent grads. It will profile successful STEM pros and students, and report on STEM-related community activities, professional technical societies with a diverse focus, undergrad and grad programs in STEM and much more. There will be eight issues a year.  
KNOW America Media president Jordan Weiss has more than a decade of experience in publishing with a diversity focus, and editor-in-chief Kate Colborn has written about STEM diversity for more than 20 years. “We’re excited to launch Diversity in Action,” Weiss said. “Our mission is to promote and support diversity in STEM by speaking directly to STEM professionals and students, and to bring them useful and exciting information about careers, industries and organizations that are relevant to their lives. And we’re including a focus on the intersection of arts and technology that’s recently emerged as ‘STEAM.’” 
The inaugural issue of the publication, mailed in late April, features Kimberly Bryant of Black Girls CODE as its cover story. Other highlights: STEM pros and students at GM, Morehead State University, JPMorgan Chase and more; STEM diversity at Mercy College and Northwestern University; interviews with veterans now working in STEM areas; diversity and STEM jobs at Intelsat and Air Force Civilian Service; features on diverse STEM professionals in cybersecurity and healthcare and medical technology; and an article on Hispanics in STEM. 
Subscriptions are free to STEM professionals and students. The magazine is also distributed at STEM diversity events run by organizations including the Information Technology Senior Management Forum, Anita Borg Institute/Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, Black Data Processing Associates, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers and more. Copies are sent to more than 150 colleges and universities that graduate a significant number of diverse STEM majors, and to select magnet and charter high schools across the U.S.

USDA's "Open Data" Summer Camp - Applications Now Being Accepted!

Applications are now being accepted for the USDA's "Open Data" Summer Camp! Open to middle and high school students, the camps will: 

help leaders of tomorrow learn more about the kinds of choices and insights that can be made and developed through careful work with data (in this case, data sets supplied by the USDA itself), build familiarity with a variety of tools and techniques important to data science, and get hands-on experience in working effectively together with peers in small teams on a project involving data management, analysis, visualization, and presentation."

The camps are administered completely free of charge in conjunction with the Patriots Technology Training Center, and are held at the USDA Headquarters in Washington, DC!

There are two two-week programs for students based in DC:

  • July 6 through July 17 - Middle school students, ages 12-14 years old
  • July 20 through July 31 - High school students, ages 15-17 years old

If you are a student, or you are the parent of a student in the DC area, click here for more information and click here to apply. Applications must be submitted by May 22, 2015.


Apollo Education Group, University of Phoenix and EMC to Address IT Talent Shortage in Data Storage Industry

This is a press release from EMC, University of Phoenix, and Apollo Education Group

Collaboration to result in new University certificate program for aspiring professionals, focus on veterans

May 4, 2015 – Phoenix, AZ – (BUSINESS WIRE) | EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC), Apollo Education Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: APOL), and University of Phoenix are teaming up to develop a pipeline of talent from the armed services to address one of the most significant challenges in the information technology industry – a lack of professionals trained in data storage concepts and related technologies. As global data usage continues to grow exponentially for both personal and professional use, infrastructure and talent must be prepared to meet storage demands.

With 61 percent of employers valuing certifications during the hiring process, second only to on-the-job training1, Apollo Education Group’s subsidiary University of Phoenix and EMC are developing a certificate program in information storage management through the University of Phoenix College of Information Systems and Technology and the EMC Academic Alliance program. Designed for military men and women transitioning to the civilian workforce, the Information Storage Management Path certificate will build on skills acquired in the military and position the veterans to pursue new opportunities with EMC, companies that employ EMC storage technologies as well as other organizations in the IT industry, protecting data critical to people and business.

“In the business world, data is everything, and protecting that data is critical,” said Tom Murray, senior vice president and chief talent officer for EMC. “With 70,000 employees worldwide, EMC looks for new hires who are able to join the company with the education and skillset to understand the challenges facing the IT industry. By working with Apollo Education Group and University of Phoenix, we can ensure there is a pipeline of potential employees, not only for EMC, our customers and partners, but for the larger IT industry, while also helping to generate career opportunities for military veterans interested in technology.”
“Apollo Education Group is committed to working with employers like EMC to develop tailored academic and training opportunities that address specific employment needs,” said Mitch Bowling, chief operating officer, Apollo Education Group. “This initiative demonstrates the ability of industry and higher education to come together and develop programs that provide job seekers with the credentials they need to be successful. We believe that strong partnerships and continuous feedback between employers and educators are the best ways to meet the country’s demand for skilled professionals.”
“University of Phoenix and EMC have a shared commitment to career-relevant education that prepares students to succeed in this fast-paced and innovative sector of the economy,” said Dennis Bonilla, executive dean for University of Phoenix College of Information Systems and Technology. “We are dedicated to giving back to our country’s military service members, their families and veterans, and believe that skills learned during military service can uniquely position veterans to contribute to the information technology sector of the civilian workforce.”
In 2014, the EMC Digital Universe study, with research and analysis from IDC, found that from 2013 to 2020, the digital universe will grow by a factor of 10 – from 4.4 trillion gigabytes to 44 trillion, more than doubling every two years. To keep pace, the technology industry will continue to be among the fastest growing industries, with job openings outpacing job candidates. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, information technology jobs are expected to grow by 22 percent through 2020.2
This initiative will be among the topics addressed at the EMC World conference May 4-7 in Las Vegas.
About EMC
EMC Corporation is a global leader in enabling businesses and service providers to transform their operations and deliver IT as a service. Fundamental to this transformation is cloud computing. Through innovative products and services, EMC accelerates the journey to cloud computing, helping IT departments to store, manage, protect and analyze their most valuable asset — information — in a more agile, trusted and cost-efficient way. Additional information about EMC can be found at
In 2011, EMC became a founding member of the 100,000 Jobs Mission, a coalition of eleven companies committed to hire 100,000 veterans by 2020. Since then, the coalition has grown to more than 190 companies that represent almost every industry in the American economy. Together, the 100,000 Jobs Mission companies have hired 217,344 veterans, more than double the original goal. Building on this momentum, the mission has raised its goal to hire 300,000 U.S. military veterans.
About University of Phoenix
University of Phoenix is constantly innovating to help working adults move efficiently from education to careers in a rapidly changing world. Flexible schedules, relevant and engaging courses, and interactive learning can help students more effectively pursue career and personal aspirations while balancing their busy lives. As a subsidiary of Apollo Education Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: APOL), University of Phoenix serves a diverse student population, offering associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs from campuses and learning centers across the U.S. as well as online throughout the world. For more information, visit
About Apollo Education Group, Inc.
Apollo Education Group, Inc. is one of the world’s largest private education providers, serving students since 1973. Through its subsidiaries, Apollo Education Group offers undergraduate, graduate, professional development and other nondegree educational programs and services, online and on-campus principally to working learners. Its educational programs and services are offered throughout the United States and in Europe, Australia, Latin America, Africa and Asia, as well as online throughout the world. For more information about Apollo Education Group, Inc. and its subsidiaries, call (800) 990-APOL or visit the Company’s website at

Top 5 Reasons Why Black Families Should Learn More About STEM

This is a guest blog post from Arva Rice, President & CEO of New York Urban League

I have a confession to make – while I enjoyed geometry in high school – I never considered myself a science or math person. Social studies and political science were my steady diet in high school and college. I did not connect the increased use of technology to a field that was revolutionizing how we live, work and play. It was not until I started to see how my nieces were learning in ways I could have never imagined that I began to pay attention to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
Professionally, I started to hear more about the dearth of African-American and Latinos in STEM fields. The need to fill the jobs that would be created in the future and the transformative power of educating children to be creative, collaborative problem solvers – these things were linked. Could it be that there were other smart and committed people like myself who did not know about the power and promise of STEM? Could we do more to make sure the next generation does not label and limit themselves the way I did? Could we encourage our children to explore careers that we have yet to be created? I say we can – and we should. So, here are some tips to get started.
  1. STEM has already revolutionized how we live – from our smart phones, to real-time traffic updates to being able to DVR our favorite shows so we can watch them at a later date. STEM is not a mysterious field that should be left to the engineers and tech geeks among us.  There are STEM solutions everywhere, and local youth need to start creating some of those solutions. 
  2. STEM is where the jobs are. There was a time when even the most talented amongst us was kept from jobs where we could excel. While we still face glass ceilings and sticky floors, we must do all we can make sure the next generation is equipped to be active in the information economy. By 2020 more than one million new STEM jobs are expected to be added to the U.S. workforce, representing nearly 17 percent of new jobs. We want to ensure that ALL students have the proper access and equal preparation to obtain STEM degrees.
  3. Speak to any corporate leader in science, technology, energy or even healthcare and they will let you know that the STEM pipeline is leaky. We do not have enough young people focused on math and science at the K-12 levels in order for them to succeed in these fields during college, let alone compete for the apprenticeships and internships that land them in positions in some of the world’s most cutting edge companies. STEM fields are looking for talent and we need to unlock that talent in our local neighborhoods and communities.  
  4. We are leading users of technology – it is time we create it. According to a January 2014 study by the Pew Research Center, African Americans have exhibited relatively high levels of Twitter use since the service was tracked as a stand-alone platform. In fact, 22 percent of online blacks are Twitter users, compared with 16 percent of online whites. If we have the ability to use technology to entertain we should also be using it to create as coders, programmers and software developers. 
  5. Our children want to change the world. The young people in our lives – children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews, cousins and foster kids want to find a cure for cancer, provide clean water and rid the world of AIDS and Ebola. Too often cast as the problem, they really do want to be part of the solution. STEM provides the tools to unlock the creativity and passion of the next generation.
The path to STEM success is rooted in conquering fear and addressing the lack of rigorous math and science education in the K-12 years. Parents and caregivers need to encourage the young people in their lives to explore areas that are unfamiliar, take challenging coursework, and venture beyond the familiar. I challenge you to take an hour with a young person and identify the STEM solutions in their everyday lives.  Explore how one of their interests has been changed, enhanced or revolutionized by technology. Once their interest has been piqued, a simple Google search will reveal websites with age appropriate ideas for STEM exploration including resources such as, and There are summer camps and local groups and chapters of national programs like Black Girls Code, Girls Who Code and FIRST in almost every neighborhood.
Reach out and get the support you need to mentor and guide a young person toward a STEM career path, especially as summer comes around. Once the young people in your life realize STEM is about doing things better and faster and with more swag, they will become converts too.
Arva Rice is President and CEO of New York Urban League. The New York Urban League’s “Parents’ Guide to STEM,” released in collaboration with U.S. News & World Reports, The New York Daily News, the City University of New York, the New York City Department of Education, and the New York City Department of Youth and Community Development, is a resource aimed at helping help parents and caregivers learn more about STEM education and career opportunities. The guide is free to the public and bulk orders can be placed online at

Join our Internet of Things (IoT) Town Hall on May 20th!


The Internet connects virtually everything. Over the last decade, however, Internet connectivity has migrated to "things" in addition to computers. From cars and mobile devices to thermostats and lawn mowers to power plants and stoplights, every aspect of the world around us is connected. This phenomenon, known as the Internet of Things (IoT), will have implications for our future workforce.

This Virtual Town Hall will shed light on how industry is implementing this innovation into their business models and the implications for their workforce. The program will provide an overview of national trends followed by industry viewpoints. Viewers can watch live on YouTube and engage in a live dialogue on Google+ or on Twitter with the hashtag #STEMIoT.
Featured Speakers include:
More to be announced!




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