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Noel Edmonds brands Archbishop of Canterbury a “reincarnation of evil” over Lloyds investment

first_imgBankers at the HBOS branch in Reading were jailed last year for a £245m scam, which destroyed a number of businesses as the proceeds were spent on holidays, luxury goods and prostitutes. Lloyds Banking Group is one of the Church Commissioners 20 most valuable share holdings, according to last year’s annual report. City AM has approached Lambeth Palace for comment. Read more: Lloyds Bank private equity arm invests £25m in energy price comparison firm Share Tuesday 18 September 2018 5:58 pm Tags: Company HBOS Lloyds Banking Group The Deal or No Deal star, who is seeking £64m in damages from Lloyds, said Justin Welby was a hypocrite after the church leader last week mounted an attack on zero hours contracts and companies such as Amazon, despite revelations that the Church itself uses the same type of contracts. Read more: Lloyds Banking Group closes another 15 branches“Does he have a divine right to be an arsehole?” Edmonds said during a panel at the SME Alliance meeting, ITV news reported. “And I reckon that I’m justified in calling him that and much worse because he won’t meet me or any Lloyds victims and the church is one of the biggest investors in Lloyds Banking Group.”“Justin Welby, [you] used the expression but I think you are the reincarnation of an ancient evil,” he said. Noel Edmonds brands Archbishop of Canterbury a “reincarnation of evil” over Lloyds investment center_img TV presenter Noel Edmonds branded the Archbishop of Canterbury a “reincarnation of evil” for investing in Lloyds Bank and failing to meet with HBOS fraud victims.  whatsapp Jessica Clark More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgColin Kaepernick to publish book on abolishing the policethegrio.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgMan on bail for murder arrested after pet tiger escapes Houston homethegrio.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgPorsha Williams engaged to ex-husband of ‘RHOA’ co-star Falynn Guobadiathegrio.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.com whatsapplast_img read more

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UK growth ‘guaranteed’ to fall in no-deal Brexit, Mark Carney warns MPs

first_imgTuesday 26 February 2019 3:09 pm Callum Keown whatsapp Monetary Policy Committee member Jan Vlieghe hit back at suggestions a no-deal Brexit would at least provide clarity and a chance for UK businesses to press ahead with plans.“That’s completely wrong – the reason businesses are holding back is they are very worried about the risk of a no-deal, no transition Brexit.Read more: Brexit uncertainty costs UK £800m a week“Our view for a long time has been that if you are going to make changes, tell people what they are going to be and then give them several years [before implementing them].”Vlieghe added changes should not be made “overnight.” He said the Bank would most likely provide support to the economy in a no-deal Brexit but admitted its options were limited.The Bank’s forecast predicted that at this late stage of the Brexit negotiations, uncertainty was likely to continue beyond 29 March and to the end of the year.Deputy governor Sir Dave Ramsden blamed Brexit uncertainty for a sharp deterioration in business investment over the past year and expected it to continue.He said: “That’s incredibly unusual at a time when the economy is growing – it’s out line with what has happened historically and out of line with our main economic partners.“As the uncertainty starts to subside, as the fog starts to clear and the world economy stabilises, we see growth picking up,” he added. UK growth ‘guaranteed’ to fall in no-deal Brexit, Mark Carney warns MPs center_img whatsapp Share UK growth is “guaranteed” to fall in the event of a no-deal Brexit, the Bank of England’s governor Mark Carney has told MPs.The Bank slashed its UK growth forecast for 2019 to 1.2 per cent earlier this month – down from the 1.7 per cent forecast in November – even on the assumption of a Brexit deal and smooth transition. Read more: Bank of England slashes UK growth forecastBut Carney told the Treasury Select Committee today its forecasts would be further cut if Britain left the EU without a deal in place.He said: “If I come back [to the committee] in May and there’s no deal and no transition, I guarantee that the path of GDP in our forecast will be materially lower than our February forecast.“And that is absolutely the view of businesses up and down the country.”Carney also warned there was not enough warehouse space in the country to deal with the stockpiling necessary to manage a no-deal, no transition scenario. Tags: Bank of England Brexit Mark Carney Peoplelast_img read more

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EU prepared to soften state aid demand to reach Brexit deal

first_img Also Read: EU prepared to soften state aid demand to reach Brexit deal “The room for compromise lies in something that will let the UK decide on its own since ‘regaining sovereignty’ is such a big Brexit thing,” said an EU diplomat close to the Brexit talks.  Barnier has previously claimed he is ready to explore “creative” solutions because of the Prime Minister’s opposition to remaining under the threshold of the European Court of Justice. Show Comments ▼ The European Union is reportedly willing to soften its demand that Britain follow EU state aid rules after it leaves the bloc, in order to break the Brexit impasse. whatsapp Poppy Wood Diplomatic sources told Reuters that Brussels may seek a compromise involving a dispute-settling mechanism on state aid in order to resolve the Brexit deadlock. “We would reserve the right to decide on any consequences vis-à-vis access to the single market for UK companies as a result.”  Monday 3 August 2020 3:30 pm They said the compromise would mean the UK is free to settle its own state aid disputes with struggling companies post-Brexit, rather than having to follow EU rules from the outset. Share The 27 EU member states have urged London to agree to so-called “level playing field” guarantees that would allow Britain to continue selling goods freely in the bloc’s single market. Also Read: EU prepared to soften state aid demand to reach Brexit deal Barnier is set to resume negotiations with the UK’s Brexit negotiator David Frost on 17 August following a brief summer recess. Before the Open: Get the jump on the markets with our early morning newsletter Without a deal, financial ties between the UK and EU will likely collapse overnight at the end of the Brexit transition period on 31 December and cause ripples across global markets.  EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier has repeatedly urged Britain to make its future plans on that known to the bloc. It is likely the UK will still have to agree with the EU on a broad outline for company subsidies if a potential deal is reached. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily FunnyNoteableyJulia Robert’s Daughter Turns 16 And Looks Just Like Her MomNoteableybonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comBeach RaiderMom Belly Keeps Growing, Doctor Sees Scan And Calls CopsBeach RaiderOne-N-Done | 7-Minute Workout7 Minutes a Day To a Flat Stomach By Using This 1 Easy ExerciseOne-N-Done | 7-Minute WorkoutJustPerfact USAMan Decides to File for Divorce After Taking a Closer Look at This Photo!   JustPerfact USAPost Fun25 Worst Movies Ever, According To Rotten TomatoesPost FunMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStoryBleacherBreaker4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!BleacherBreaker EU prepared to soften state aid demand to reach Brexit deal The future of business between the EU and UK post-Brexit remains the biggest stumbling block in trade talks. whatsapp Tags: Brexitlast_img read more

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Lt. Gov. Meyer prepares to wield gavel amid House uncertainty

first_imgEconomy | Politics | Southcentral | Southeast | State GovernmentLt. Gov. Meyer prepares to wield gavel amid House uncertaintyJanuary 14, 2019 by Andrew Kitchenman, KTOO and Alaska Public Media Share:Lt. Gov. Kevin Meyer in 2015, when he was the Alaska Senate president. (Photo by Skip Gray/360 North)Tuesday is the first day of the legislative session, and there’s an unusual amount of uncertainty surrounding the Alaska House of Representatives. As of Monday afternoon, there wasn’t a majority coalition.Lt. Gov. Kevin Meyer will gavel in the session. In the case of the Senate, Meyer’s work will largely be ceremonial. He will swear the new senators into office. Then he’ll hand off the gavel to a temporary presiding officer, who will take nominations for Senate president. The Senate’s Republican-led majority has already agreed on Anchorage Sen. Cathy Giessel as president.But in the House, things aren’t certain. There isn’t a majority — which requires 21 members — who’ve agreed on a speaker.And there also may not be 21 members who can agree on a temporary president officer, also known as a speaker pro tem. That could leave Meyer in a difficult spot.“If there’s not 21 votes for a speaker pro tem, then yes, I would stay up there,” Meyer said. “But I have very little authority or power. The (Alaska) Constitution makes a clear separation between the executive branch and the legislative branch. So my role would be then to just continue to take nominations for speaker pro tem.”Meyer noted this has led to an unusual situation for lawmakers. They may not be able to hire staff members — a temporary arrangement that allows each House member to hire staff for the session expires tomorrow.“Usually, this is all worked out,” Meyer said. “Usually, people have their offices; they have their staff; they have their committee assignments — all done a month or more before the session actually starts. So even if we get to that point tomorrow, they’re still going to be behind.”Meyer said that if the House can agree on a temporary speaker, that person will be able to conduct normal business, like inviting Gov. Mike Dunleavy for the State of the State address.This leaves people looking for jobs as legislative aides in the session in a bind. They may not know if they have a job beyond Tuesday — until the House organizes.Ken Alper is among those job seekers. He’s the former director of the state’s Tax Division and hopes to advise House members on budget issues.“I’m looking for a job and hope to be able to work for the House in the upcoming legislative session,” he said. “Until they are organized and they’re able to figure out how many people they can hire and at what level they can hire them, no one’s able to make an offer.”If House session aides who are already on the state payroll have a disruption in employment tomorrow, they’ll receive a payout from the state based on how much leave they’ve built up. And if the House doesn’t organize a majority by February, they could face a break in health insurance. That’s true for Alper, who’s been working as an aide to outgoing Rep. Paul Seaton of Homer.“My personal anxiety is, if it extends past that point, now suddenly I would have to buy COBRA, continuing health coverage,” he said. “That would cost about $2,700 a month.”Talks continued Monday afternoon to reach an agreement on a new House majority. Share this story:last_img read more

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Mulberry names Celine’s Johnny Coca as new creative director succeeding Emma Hill

first_img More From Our Partners Biden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.com Tags: NULL whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Thursday 27 November 2014 2:34 am Share whatsapp Lynsey Barber Mulberry names Celine’s Johnny Coca as new creative director succeeding Emma Hill Luxury brand Mulberry has ended its year-long search for a creative director by naming Celine designer Johnny Coca to the post.The retailer, which has faced a turbulent year, will face a further wait as Coca will join the Somerset-based firm in July next year. Mulberry chairman and chief executive Godfrey Davis credited Coca’s “wealth of international luxury and fashion experience that will help us bring new energy and innovation to Mulberry”.Johnny Coca (Source: Mulberry)Coca was widely tipped as the frontrunner to take on the role and is currently head of leather goods and accessories at French fashion house Celine.Former creative director Emma Hill, credited with turning the firm into a globally recognised brand, departed in June last year after six years with the brand.The firm, currently fronted by model of the moment Cara Delevingne, last month issued its third profit warning this year after losing ground under former chief executive Bruno Guillon. His disastrous attempt to shift it into the luxury market only served to alienate customers.It warned profits for the year to March 2015 would be “significantly below current expectations”. Davis said at the time, his first actions would be “focused upon reinforcing our product ranges”.Having finally lined up someone to take the lead on its creative direction, investors could now respond more positively to Davis’ turnaround plans after shares tanked to a four-year low last month. last_img read more

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Andy Slavitt wants health technology to benefit the disenfranchised. He’s raised $115 million to make it happen

first_img Casey Ross STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. [email protected] Tags financemedical technologySTAT+ Andy Slavitt says the world doesn’t need another fitness tracker. In his estimation, it does not need to produce another shiny device for someone who is likely to be wealthy and white and is as unlikely as the 20-something software engineer who designed it to suffer from a chronic illness.What it needs instead, says the guy who ran Medicare and Medicaid during the last two years of the Obama administration, is technology capable of traveling to places that technology typically doesn’t visit — the doorsteps of the disenfranchised people who lack the money to pay for it. By Casey Ross Sept. 26, 2018 Reprints Andy Slavitt wants health technology to benefit the disenfranchised. He’s raised $115 million to make it happen About the Author Reprints Andy Slavitt, former head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Andrew Harnik/AP Log In | Learn More center_img What is it? GET STARTED Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTED Health National Technology Correspondent Casey covers the use of artificial intelligence in medicine and its underlying questions of safety, fairness, and privacy. He is the co-author of the newsletter STAT Health Tech. @caseymross Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. What’s included?last_img read more

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Planning for Farm Succession and Farm Structure Options seminar in Tullamore next week

first_img WhatsApp TAGSFarm SuccessionICMSA Planning for Farm Succession and Farm Structure Options seminar in Tullamore next week Council Pinterest Facebook Facebook The Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers (ICMSA) will host a public seminar on PLANNING FOR FARM SUCCESSION and FARM STRUCTURE OPTIONS in the Tullamore Court Hotel, Tullamore, on Wednesday next, January 16 at 8pm on the questions around:WillsTransferring the farmFair Deal Scheme,Company formationFarm Partnership and other farm management arrangementsSpeakers:  Aisling Meehan, Specialist Agricultural SolicitorTom Curran, Specialist in Farm Management, TeagascChaired by Pat McCormack, President of ICMSAThis is your chance to hear experts guide you through your options and best choices. It’s open to the public and questions will be welcomed.Queries to ICMSA at 061-314677 or [email protected] or local development officer: John Gormley, 087-1618213SEE ALSO – Check out the ICMSA website here WhatsApp Laois secondary school announces scholarship winners for new academic year Previous articleMountrath Mart closure ‘a sad day for farming in Laois’Next articleWell-respected businessman and ‘gentleman’ Pat Flanagan remembered LaoisToday Reporter Community Twitter By LaoisToday Reporter – 10th January 2019 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Community Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ Home Sponsored Planning for Farm Succession and Farm Structure Options seminar in Tullamore next… Sponsored New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening Pinterest Twitterlast_img read more

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Manning Promises to Supply Jamaica with LNG

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Patrick Manning, has given a commitment to fulfill his country’s obligations under the liquefied natural gas (LNG) project, which was reached with the Jamaican government some two years ago.Mr. Manning, who was addressing a press conference on Tuesday (Feb. 6) at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Montego Bay, following a joint meeting of the CARICOM Prime Ministerial sub-committee on external negotiations and the Caribbean Single Market and Economy, said he would inform the government very soon, on how best the twin island republic would be able to supply Jamaica’s LNG needs.“The government of Trinidad and Tobago is determined to satisfy its contractual obligations to the government of Jamaica. An agreement was signed in good faith, and it is our determination, notwithstanding statements to the contrary coming from dubious sources,” he stated.He added that, “it is our determination to satisfy our obligations to the government of Jamaica, as indeed, the government of Trinidad and Tobago satisfies all obligations into which it has freely entered”.Prime Minister Manning explained that since the signing of the agreement, a number of things have changed with respect to sourcing the supply of LNG for Jamaica, but his government has been looking at all the possible alternatives with a view to fulfilling the agreement.“We engaged in discussions with the three gas supply companies that were relevant, and I am pleased to report to you that those arrangements have now been completed. We now know from those companies what they can supply in what timeframe,” Mr. Manning told journalists.In addition, he said, negotiations were being concluded with the government of Venezuela for the development of gas fields that straddle the border between the two countries. Discussions on the agreement were held in Port of Spain on Wednesday (Feb.7).“We anticipate a complete agreement on this matter within the next few days, by Friday of this week or shortly thereafter,” Mr. Manning said. “When that takes place, then the complete picture will now be available to us, and we will now be in a position to determine how best to supply the needs of Jamaica by way of LNG,” he added.He indicated that there were still other arrangements, which could be pursued if the necessity arose.Under the Jamaica/Trinidad and Tobago LNG project, the twin island republic agreed to supply Jamaica with some 160 million cubic feet of LNG per day, over a prescribed period, which would be utilized mainly by the alumina industry.Expectations are that the project will, in a very significant way, begin to address the trade imbalances between the two countries. RelatedManning Promises to Supply Jamaica with LNG Manning Promises to Supply Jamaica with LNG UncategorizedFebruary 8, 2007 RelatedManning Promises to Supply Jamaica with LNGcenter_img RelatedManning Promises to Supply Jamaica with LNG Advertisementslast_img read more

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JTI to Seek New Investments at Call Centre Expo

first_imgJTI to Seek New Investments at Call Centre Expo UncategorizedSeptember 14, 2008 RelatedJTI to Seek New Investments at Call Centre Expo RelatedJTI to Seek New Investments at Call Centre Expo FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Jamaica Trade and Invest (JTI), will be seeking to generate new investments and showcase the island as a leading contact centre destination, at this year’s Call Centre Expo in Birmingham on September 16 and 17.The Expo, which is in its 10th year, is the largest in Europe, and JTI’s United Kingdom (UK) Trade Commissioner, Laurence Jones, told JIS News, that the organisation had two primary objectives in participating.“We want to identify European companies that have an interest in investing in contact centres in Jamaica and to also facilitate new business from Europe for existing call centres in Jamaica, to increase trade and employment,” he said.A team from E-Services Group International, one of the island’s leading Offshore Call Centres, headed by its Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Patrick Casserly, will be with the JTI team at the expo.The JTI will be pushing the fact that the island has an English-speaking and trainable labour force and offers a distinct advantage in offshore outsourcing.Quoting the A.T. Kearney Global Services Location Index, 2007, the JTI said Jamaica is ranked as one of the top locations in the world as an offshore destination, and is the only English-speaking Caribbean destination on the list.The trade and investment promotion agency will also be distributing its new brochure, The Nearshore Advantage in Talent and Technology, which outlines why the island is the Caribbean’s leading contact centre destination.According to the JTI, the growth of the Jamaican Information and Communication Technology (ICT) industry has been facilitated by a deliberate Government ICT strategy initiated in 2001. The strategy seeks to develop capabilities in a wide range of services, in order to market and promote Jamaica as a premier location for offshore ICT and ICT enabled services. It involves all the major support sectors, such as education and training, real estate development, and telecommunications.center_img RelatedJTI to Seek New Investments at Call Centre Expo Advertisementslast_img read more

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2021 Federal budget: An NDIS cost blowout or just natural growth as planned?

first_img2021 Federal budget: An NDIS cost blowout or just natural growth as planned? NDS is calling for all political parties to ‘drop the politics’ after it was revealed the NDIS scheme’s recent blowout saga was consistent with forecasted scheme growth.It was highlighted today that a 2017 Productivity Commission Study Report into NDIS costs predicted the scheme was forecasted to reach a cost of $30.6 billion by 2024-25 – a figure of similar magnitude to the forecast for the same year in the Budget announced tonight.Last week, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced that the NDIS was seeing a ‘cost blowout’ of about $30 billion calling into question the sustainability of the scheme as a result.It comes as the government tonight announced in the federal budget that the scheme was forecast to fall within this price range in the next few years.Now NDS chief executive David Moody is calling on the government to consult with disability sector stakeholders on actual concerns with the viability of the scheme and for all political parties to ‘drop the politics’ and ‘media headline comparisons to Medicare’.“At the moment we are hearing scary talk about a scheme in danger, which is unsettling for people with disability, and inconsistent with the Productivity Commission’s outlook from 2017.“Our ask now is that the Government and Agency commit to constructive conversations with NDS, our members, and other disability sector stakeholders to help develop solutions to any concerns the NDIA or Minister has.”When the scheme began, the Commonwealth’s share of the cost was around 51 per cent. This year it is about 55 per cent, rising to a forecasted 59 per cent by 2024-25. The scene is set for heated intergovernmental discussions.‘What we need to avoid is for NDIS participants, and their service providers – our members – to be caught in any political crossfire over funding,’ Mr Moody says, ‘or for any new programs to be rolled out which are designed to ‘rein in costs’ or ‘drive efficiency’ but which haven’t taken into account the real-life experience of those who are directly impacted.‘NDS and our members can be a valuable resource for the government, if we are allowed to be.’This year’s federal budget did present a positive for the sector with the announcement that the NDIS will be fully-funded and an additional injection of $13.2 billion- something Mr Moody says is welcomed by the sector. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Australia, Commission, commonwealth, disability, disability sector, efficiency, Federal, federal budget, Government, Medicare, Minister, Morrison, National Disability Services, NDIS, participants, Prime Minister, Productivity Commission, Scott Morrison, sustainabilitylast_img read more

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