Golar LNG Partners buys stake in Hili Episeyo FLNG

first_imgGolar LNG, Keppel, and Black and Veatch have entered into an agreement to sell its stakes in Golar Hilli, a company that owns the Hilli Episeyo FLNG vessel.The FLNG unit, being converted in the Keppel yard in Singapore, will be deployed later this year in Cameroon, to produce gas for Perenco.The three companies said on Wednesday that the buyer was Golar LNG Partners, which will, upon the closing of the transaction, indirectly own the Golar Episeyo floating liquefied natural gas vessel.As for the interest to be acquired by Golar LNG Partners, it represent the equivalent of 50% of the two liquefaction trains, out of a total of four, that have been contracted to Perenco Cameroon SA and Societe Nationale Des Hydrocarbures for an eight-year term.The sale price for the interests is $658 million less net lease obligations under the financing facility for the Hilli that are expected to be between $468 and $480 million.Upon the closing, which is subject to certain conditions, Golar, Keppel and B&V will sell 50% of the Common Units to the Partnership in return for the payment of the net purchase price of between approximately $178 and $190 million. The sale is expected to close on or before April 30, 2018.last_img read more

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It’s the end for CYF – AGAIN!

first_imgFaces of Innocents: CYF to be shut down and replaced by a new ministryStuff co.nz 28 July 2016Family First Comment: This sentence sums it up. “CYF’s name has been subtly changed three times before and it’s been restructured at least 14 times since its inception in 1992.”The Govt can’t spend their way or name-change or restructure out of family breakdown. They need to look at the causes – declining marriage rates, increased family breakdown, increasing drugs and alcohol abuse and associated mental illness, welfare dependency. #familystructuremattersThe long and chequered story of Child, Youth and Family will be officially at an end by March 2017, replaced by a new agency. Katie Kenny reports for the Faces of Innocents project.A new Ministry for Vulnerable Children will take over from CYF in April next year.It’s understood a chief executive for the new Government department has already been picked.While “Ministry for Vulnerable Children” is expected to be the new name for the department, this has not been finalised by Cabinet.However, the transformation programme is well under way with an extra $347 million allocated in the Budget for the care and protection of children and young people.CYF’s name has been subtly changed three times before and it’s been restructured at least 14 times since its inception in 1992.“CYF as we know it will no longer exist after March 2017,” acting Minister for Social Development Hekia Parata said on Wednesday.READ MORE: http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/faces-of-innocents/82526149/Faces-of-Innocents-CYF-to-be-shut-down-and-replaced-by-a-new-ministry?cid=app-iPhonelast_img read more

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Westport Fire Department fights attic fire.

first_imgWESTPORT, Ind. — The Westport Volunteer Fire Department battled an attic fire in a Westport home Monday afternoon.The fire caused damage to the home and displaced the occupants.The call came into Decatur County dispatch around 2:10 PM and firefighters were called to 312 E Main Street.Homeowners, Delmar and Connie Davis, directed firefighters to the second floor where firefighters found smoke.A small fire was discovered in insulation.Firefighters extinguished the fire in less than 10 minutes, but spend around 90 minutes on scene.Fire officials determined the cause of the fire was an electrical problem.last_img

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Rodgers hits back at Fergie remarks

first_imgLiverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has dismissed Sir Alex Ferguson’s assessment that Steven Gerrard was “not a top, top player” as just not credible. In his book Ferguson said he was surprised Rodgers was appointed the successor to Kenny Dalglish at Liverpool two summers ago. The Reds boss was not bothered by that but took exception to his former United counterpart deconstructing Henderson. “It is all about opinion. I’m not here to publicise his book, he’s had enough coverage this week as it is,” said Rodgers in relation to comments made about him. “The one thing I would add is I was bitterly disappointed on Jordan Henderson. “Sir Alex is someone who worked with and nurtured young players and so the statement in terms of Jordan was inappropriate really. “Having worked with him for over a season, you won’t get a more honest player. He is a young player fighting for his career in the game. He is only 23 and looking to improve. “In the time he has been here he has improved and improved, and I think when Kenny signed him I thought it was a great signing. “He was outstanding at Sunderland but going to a big club was going to take him time. “There was reference to his running style and his gait but every player is different. “Everyone is medically assessed, you all have strengths and weaknesses, and over the course of their career the elements of their physical and technical qualities will be improved. “I am sure somewhere along the line, if Sir Alex bumps into Jordan, he will apologise for that because I don’t think it was right and especially (from) someone who knows every word to a young player is important.” Rodgers was asked whether he had any plans to write an autobiography. “I’ve been a manager for a short period of time and even in that period I’ve been offered the opportunity twice to write a book: once with Swansea’s promotion and then coming to here,” he said. “At this stage of my life I have absolutely no interest and my focus is purely on doing the best I possibly can for the club. I would like to think in the changing room I have we can speak honestly and openly – I would be bitterly disappointed if they (players) felt they couldn’t say anything because the manager might repeat it in times to come.” And the Reds boss also leapt to the defence of Jordan Henderson, with the Northern Irishman describing Ferguson’s less-publicised comments that the midfielder’s running style was likely to cause him problems later in his career as “inappropriate”. Just a week ago Rodgers lauded Gerrard’s contribution to Liverpool, the national team and the game in general ahead of the England captain’s 100th Premier League goal at Newcastle last Saturday. Seven days on he found himself having to extol the virtues of the 33-year-old all over again after Ferguson said in his autobiography, released this week, that the Champions League-winning midfielder was not a great player. “He (Ferguson) is probably one of the few – if the only one – who does not believe he is a top, top player,” said Rodgers. “I don’t think it was credible really in terms of what was said. “You only have to look at Steven’s career since he has been here, the accolades he has received all his life not only from managers but former players. “I saw something the other day which was interesting. There was a survey on the PFA player of the year and of all the players who have won that title, the one voted best among that was Steven Gerrard by all accounts. “That was from players and supporters and there were some prestigious names on there. “I think that Steven speaks for himself. He is a top player for sure: he may not have won the title but that is more because of the team he has been in rather than him himself. “He is a world-class player and still operates at a high level.” Press Associationlast_img read more

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Smooth return for Road To Riches at Clonmel

first_imgRoad To Riches made all the running for a successful reappearance in the Clonmel Oil Chase at the County Tipperary track. Third in both the Cheltenham and Punchestown Gold Cups in the spring, the Noel Meade-trained eight-year-old duly landed the odds as he led home a one-two for owners Gigginstown House Stud from Bright New Dawn. Jockey Bryan Cooper always looked in control on the 8-13 shot and pulled clear of the runner-up after jumping the final fence, scoring by six lengths. “If they decided they wanted to run him in the Lexus, I wouldn’t mind going to Kempton.” Meade added: “I don’t usually sweat about runners, but I couldn’t sleep last night. I was thinking ‘would he fancy the track or the ground and going two and a half miles around here’. You’d have to be happy, though, and he jumped great. “Bryan said he was full of running going down to the last and there is no question that he stays three miles. “Everything in the outfit (Gigginstown) is done on a discussion basis, but the chairman (Michael O’Leary) usually rules anyway!” Cooper said: “He did it well but conditions were hard and there was a strong headwind. Making the running on his first run back wasn’t ideal and a lot went against him – the track, ground and trip. “We had to come here and he did it well and the extra week instead of running in Down Royal left him more right for today. “Hopefully there’s more improvement to come and he’s one to look forward to. “He can now go over two and a half (miles), but is ideally suited to three miles. We have plenty in that division so we’ll have to go home and draw a map for them.” Bright New Dawn held off Felix Yonger, with Gigginstown’s other representative, First Lieutenant, fourth of the five. The sponsors make Road To Riches 12-1 (from 16-1) for the Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup and kept him unchanged at 8-1 for the Betfair Chase and 12-1 for the William Hill King George VI Chase. Cooper was completing a quick double for Gigignstown having won the Clonmel Oil Service Station Handicap Hurdle on 4-1 joint-favourite Prince Of Scars for trainer Gordon Elliott. Meade said of Road To Riches: “I’m so relieved and I’m thrilled with him. I thought I would be because the two bits of work he did were really good. “He was ready to go today. Maybe the track, the trip and the ground weren’t right for him. “He jumped well, idled in front and did everything you’d want him to do. “With all the Gigginstown horses there’s a meeting and we’ll all have our say on where we want to go and then the decision is made. “I’d say the Durkan is a possibility, but whether he’d go there, I don’t know. I would say the Lexus. It does look like the other horse (the Gordon Elliott-trained Don Cossack) will go for the King George. Press Associationlast_img read more

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Rutherford is new DCUSA president

first_imgARLEIGH Rutherford was recently appointed president of the Demerara Cricket Umpires and Scorers Association (DCUSA) when the body held its annual general meeting and elections at Union Building, Woolford Avenue.Rutherford replaces Shannon Crawford at the helm.Nigel Duguid and Moses Ramnarine were both nominated to fill the post of vice-presidents, but according to the DCUSA constitution, nominees who are absent must indicate to the association in writing their willingness to serve on the executive.The post will now be filled by the executive at their first meeting.Nolan Hawke was retained as the secretary, while Eddie Nicholls was re-elected as the treasurer.Zaheer Mohamed was nominated as the Public Relations Officer (PRO), but he declined the post. The new PRO will now be decided at the first executive meeting.Joseph Jeffrey and Trevor Whitney are the committee members elected so far, while the executive will elect the other two committee members at their first meeting.Mathew Kissoon performed the duties of returning officer.last_img read more

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Dowell nets 2 to lift UW

first_imgAfter failing to hold a lead late in Friday’s game, the Wisconsin men’s hockey team (3-1-2, 2-1-1 WCHA) learned a few valuable lessons that they took with them into Saturday’s contest.”I thought that we didn’t play on our toes [Friday],” UW head coach Mike Eaves said. “We played on our heels, in terms of the mentality. That’s a lesson in itself, to play with the lead, to keep doing the same things, to be intelligent about certain areas of the game.”The second-ranked Badgers certainly played on their toes Saturday, pulling out a 5-2 victory over Minnesota-Duluth (1-1-2, 0-1-1 WCHA) after skating to a 2-2 tie the night before.The Bulldogs scored first Saturday as UMD forward Michael Gergen snuck a rebound shot past Elliott for a power play goal.The Badgers tied things up with freshman Ben Grotting’s first goal of the season and later took the lead when center Ben Street took a pass from Blake Geoffrion and fired it over UMD goaltender Alex Stalock’s shoulder.Minnesota-Duluth capitalized on another Badger penalty in the second period as center Matt McKnight evened the score at two goals apiece.That would be all the scoring the Bulldogs would get the rest of the night. Wisconsin, on the other hand, would not be content on sitting on a one goal lead.”I think that was something that we as players were stressing the whole night,” UW forward Jake Dowell said. “Once we got a lead we were trying to stress that we need to not [only] hold the lead but to play to win, not to play to not lose.”Freshman defenseman Jamie McBain would collect his first goal as a Badger with only 11 seconds remaining in the second period. After a clearing attempt by UMD went straight to McBain, the youngster held the puck near the blue line as the 14,116 fans in the Kohl Center urged him to shoot.”It was pretty much just instinct,” McBain said, “but you obviously hear the crowd.”The third period was the Jake Dowell show. With his father in the stands for the first time in more than a year, Dowell made sure he gave his dad and the rest of the Badger fans something to cheer about.Dowell’s first goal of the night and fourth of the season came on the power play, as he fought for the puck in front of the net and eventually poked it past Stalock to give Wisconsin a 4-2 lead.His second goal of the period was just as scrappy. Dowell controlled the puck after a deflected pass by teammate Andrew Joudrey and, with his back to the goal, backhanded it into the net. “I don’t mind getting in and playing dirty and playing physical,” Dowell said. Friday night’s result was not quite as positive for the Badgers, as they squandered a 2-1 lead with less than five minutes to play in regulation.”The lesson we can learn from this is how we play when we have a lead in the third period,” Eaves said. “We talked about doing the right things, but we didn’t execute the same way that we did earlier in the game.”After a scoreless first period, sophomore Tom Gorowsky’s power play goal put the Badgers on the board. The goal was Gorowsky’s first as a Badger.The Bulldogs soon responded with a goal of their own. Mason Raymond eventually ended up with the puck after Wisconsin’s Andrew Joudrey was unable to clear it out of the zone. Raymond’s backhander found its way past Elliott to tie it up.On yet another power play, the Badgers took a late second period lead. With all four Bulldogs bunched up in front of the net, Joudrey found the puck as the rebound came out to center. His shot found its way through traffic, and the Badgers took a 2-1 lead. Freshman Mike Davies was credited with his second assist of the game on the play.”It was nice to see the power play have some success,” Eaves said. “That contributed in a very positive way.”Unable to kill off a power play and hold a lead late in the game, the Badgers gave up a goal late in the third period. Minnesota-Duluth’s Josh Meyers went five-hole to tie it up.”Any time you give up a lead, it’s disappointing,” Joudrey said. “When you have a lead in the third period, you just can’t hang on, especially in this league. Even when you’re ahead, you have to play to win. We need to have that mentality in the third period when we have a lead that we can’t take our foot off the gas.”Despite playing what they felt was some of their strongest hockey of the night, Wisconsin was unable to come up with a goal in overtime.”There were a couple things that, once we got to overtime, I thought we did a nice job,” Eaves said. “I think we played some of our best hockey in overtime. We readjusted and we played well.”last_img read more

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MLAX : Orange increases practice energy at critical time of year

first_imgAfter a loss to Johns Hopkins, Brian Megill said his team lacked heart. The Syracuse captain spoke passionately about the Orange’s current state as it struggled through its first five games.Eight days later, Megill repeated the same idea after a loss to Villanova, saying the Wildcats wanted a win more than SU did.On Tuesday, Megill had another message for his team.‘We’re taking practice to another level now,’ Megill said. ‘I told the guys between the hours of 4 and 6 we’re no longer friends. I’m coming after you, you’re coming after me and whatever happens, happens. Whether we get into a fight, someone gets hurt, that’s how it’s going to be.’The new attitude Megill plans to bring to practice comes after Syracuse (4-3, 2-1 Big East) fell to its lowest ranking since 2007. The inexperienced Orange, now ranked No. 14 in the nation, hasn’t played with confidence this season, and it has showed on the field. SU’s three losses this year are already more than its totals in each of the last three seasons.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe defeat to Villanova added another low point, with it being the program’s first-ever loss in the Big East.While Megill recognized the Wildcats’ performance in their win, he also pointed out the Orange’s lackluster effort.Already, though, the junior said he has finally seen his team respond and come to life at practice.‘There’s been a huge change in energy. There’s been fights, there’s been scraps,’ Megill said. ‘The hustle for ground balls is crazy. People are diving out of bounds now after shots, and you didn’t really see that in the fall or early in the spring.’The increased intensity comes at a crucial time in Syracuse’s season. The team has already fallen down the rankings, and its upcoming schedule is loaded with top teams.With seven games remaining, the Orange will face No. 8 Duke, No. 11 Princeton, No. 4 Cornell, No. 20 Georgetown and No. 6 Notre Dame. Only two of its final seven contests will be played at home.The daunting slate provides a major challenge for Syracuse, adding significance to each day of practice and preparation. And the Orange is eager to get back on the field this week to prepare for its upcoming games.‘Obviously when you get a loss on your record, the next thing you want to do is get a game as quick as you can afterwards so you can redeem yourself as a team and a player,’ SU attack Tommy Palasek said. ‘But going into this week of practice, I think we’re just going to have to focus on working hard and really getting better at the things we haven’t been doing well and trying to have fun.’Palasek said the energy around the team has been good since its loss to Villanova. After a short week of preparation for the Villanova game after playing Providence on Wednesday, SU head coach John Desko said the team will benefit from a full week of practice this week.The head coach wants to see improvement in a variety of areas – from faceoffs to ground balls to shot selection – as the Orange gets ready to take on Duke.‘We’re going to try to keep things simple and just keep working hard at what we’re doing and getting after ground balls and executing,’ Desko said.Besides working on execution, Megill wants to see practice become a competitive battle every day as it was in his first two seasons.The junior said the Villanova loss was a wake-up call for Syracuse, and he can already see his teammates realize it’s time to pick up the intensity.Intensity defined the Syracuse teams that graduated as the winningest group in college lacrosse history. And Megill hopes to see that passion restored this season as the Orange aims to get back on track.‘I think that’s one thing that the seniors last year and the juniors the year before that they had at practice, they had tons of fun, they went after each other,’ Megill said. ‘I mean, they were best of friends off the field, but in practice they were enemies.’rjgery@syr.edu Comments Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Published on March 27, 2012 at 12:00 pm Contact Ryne: rjgery@syr.edulast_img read more

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Tre Madden exceeding all expectations

first_imgThe only surprise is that the running back is not senior Silas Redd, whose injured knee has prevented him from playing.Instead, redshirt sophomore Tre Madden has picked up the slack, acting as a reliable power back for USC in the early portion of the season.Madden, who redshirted last year after a season-ending ACL injury in spring practice, has established himself as the team’s starter at tailback. Originally recruited as a linebacker, he has already made a name for himself in Trojan lore, becoming the first running back to open a season with three straight 100 plus rushing yard games since Marcus Allen in 1981.This impressive start has catapulted Madden into a rarely reached atmosphere, as only six other Trojan running backs have accomplished this feat, four of whom went on to win Heisman trophies.Even with this auspicious debut, Madden has remained humble, praising his offensive line and fullbacks for putting forth a great blocking effort.“The guys up front have been doing a great job,” Madden said. “I give all [the credit] to them.”In addition to the immense potential Madden has flashed on the ground, he has shown his capability as a blocker and receiver out of the backfield. Madden credits this versatility to the wide variety of positions he has played along the way. At Mission Viejo High School, he played quarterback in addition to suiting up as a linebacker as a freshman. Both of these experiences have added dimensions to Madden’s game.“For vision, reading the safeties and corners, I think [previously playing quarterback] helps out,” Madden said.His stint at linebacker contributes to his punishing and intelligent running style.Of his time at linebacker, Madden says it has helped him with “just being physical … and knowing where the linebackers are going to end up.”As a blocker, Madden credits an increase in football IQ for his improvement.“Knowing the technique … and where the offensive line is going to slide to. Different things you need to know to be successful,” Madden said.Only three games into his collegiate career on the offensive side of the ball, Madden’s future looks very bright, and has already drawn praise from an array of admirers, including USC legend Marcus Allen himself.According to the Los Angeles Times, Allen said Madden is “just sort of scratching the surface of his potential. The more he plays the position the better he’ll get and he’ll realize he can get even more out of himself.”The lofty praise from the former All-American echoes sentiments from head coach Lane Kiffin, who seems pleased with Madden thus far.“It’s hard to start much better than he has,” Kiffin said.In addition to seeking advice from the coaches, Madden talks strategy with his dad who has coached him throughout his life and played college football at Kansas State.Madden’s physical running style has evoked comparisons to everyone from Allen to Houston Texans running back Arian Foster, whom Madden designates as his favorite running back.“[Foster] brings a physicality to the game,” Madden said. “He is very determined with his running style and I think I feed off that.”The running back’s tremendous start has been complemented by the emergence of talented true freshman Justin Davis, whose shifty runs have garnered their own share of attention and praise. Together, the two provide a glimpse of a potent future combination akin to that of Lightning and Thunder with Reggie Bush and LenDale White.Davis said he looks to the veteran Madden for advice.“He has been here for three years already… so definitely he helps me out with a lot of tips,” Davis said. “I have to make sure when I get back on the field that I match his intensity.”As Madden looks to continue to punish would-be tacklers on the gridiron, Kiffin might find himself in quite the predicament in the upcoming weeks. When Silas Redd returns from his injury, there will be a crowded backfield with a bevy of talented backs looking for touches.Madden said he hopes to do what is best for the team, even if it means possibly sharing carries.“We have great running backs and getting fresh legs on all the carries is definitely more beneficial to this team,” Madden said.That’s probably true — but it wouldn’t hurt to keep giving Madden the ball as much as possible.Follow Jake on Twitter @jakedavidson23 Coming into the season, it was expected that USC’s run game would feature a dominant running back. Three games in and it appears that expectations have been met, if not surpassed.Out in the open · Redshirt sophomore tailback Tre Madden was declared the full-time starter at tailback on USC’s depth chart this week for the first time after running for 100 yards in each of the Trojans’ first three games. – William Ehart | Daily Trojanlast_img read more

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Anthony Joshua handpicks neutral judging panel and referee for Andy Ruiz Jr rematch

first_img After losing the original thriller last June, Anthony Joshua will step into the boxing ring against Andy Ruiz Jr and look to reclaim his WBA, IBF and WBO belts. It is anticipated to be one of the most defining matches of his career. In the original fight, Anthony was a heavy favourite to win the bout, but after watching a dominating performance by Ruiz Jr, it was apparent that he was ahead of Joshua when the latter was not able to continue the fight and the contest had to be waived off by the referee. Danish Ansari SUBSCRIBE TO US 9 months ago WWE: Bobby Lashley challenges Dan Bilzerian, Logan Paul and others for WrestleMania 36 LIVE TV Written By First Published: 2nd December, 2019 22:36 IST Last Updated: 2nd December, 2019 22:36 IST Anthony Joshua Handpicks Neutral Judging Panel And Referee For Andy Ruiz Jr Rematch Anthony Joshua was shockingly ahead on one of the judge’s scorecards in his previous fight vs Andy Ruiz Jr. A neutral panel has been planned for the rematch. Also Read | Mike Tyson Not Impressed With Andy Ruiz Jr’s Weight Cut Ahead Of Anthony Joshua FightAndy Ruiz Jr vs Anthony Joshua 2 to get a neutral judging panelThe Fight promoter Eddie Hearn recently did an interview with SunSport and stated that the sanctioning bodies would be deciding the referee and the judges for the Saudi Arabia event. He also revealed that Team Joshua is happy with the contenders. Hearn further added that everything for the fight would be mirrored as per the earlier fight that took place in June. He also revealed that it is going to be a neutral panel which will consist of one British and one American judge. There will also be a neutral judge and a neutral referee joining the team. The bodies in charge have sent out a list of officials which his team has gone through before stating the ones they would accept. The same process was followed by Andy Ruiz and his team before acceptance. He also added that it has not been finalised yet, but it looks like the ones they have accepted are the same ones that Ruiz has as well.Also Read | Anthony Joshua Net Worth, Salary And Upcoming Fight Against Andy RuizAlso Read | Anthony Joshua Vs Andy Ruiz 2: Andy Ruiz Wants To ‘Énd’ Anthony Joshua’s Career In Saudi 9 months ago Mike Tyson not impressed with Andy Ruiz Jr’s weight cut ahead of Anthony Joshua fightcenter_img FOLLOW US 9 months ago Anthony Joshua vs Andy Ruiz 2: Andy Ruiz wants to ‘Énd’ Anthony Joshua’s career in Saudi WE RECOMMEND WATCH US LIVE Also Read | Anthony Joshua Lands In Saudi, Promises An ‘iconic Evening Of Boxing’ Vs Andy Ruiz JrAnthony Joshua vs Andy Ruiz Jr: Controversial scoringThere has been a lot of controversy around the fight with regards to the judges’ scoring and the stoppage. Judges Michael Alexander (Doncaster) and Julie Lederman (New York) both had Ruiz Jr 57-56 in front. But for some reason, the Pasquale Procopio (Canada) had the Watford boxer 57-56 up. The judges had favoured Joshua through the opening two sessions and then had to hand Ruiz Jr a 10-8 round in the third. But Procopio had a conflicting decision as he awarded Joshua the fourth round. However, if the fight had to go to the scorecard for decision after that round, Ruiz Jr still would have won the fight by a majority decision. 9 months ago Anthony Joshua lands in Saudi, promises an ‘iconic evening of boxing’ vs Andy Ruiz Jr 9 months ago Anthony Joshua vs Andy Ruiz: Boxing legend Evander Holyfield has some advice for the Brit COMMENTlast_img read more

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