High school volleyball roundup

first_imgDelaney Sargent of the Ellsworth Eagles puts the ball in the air in action against the Mount Desert Island Trojans.ELLSWORTH — The Mount Desert Island Trojans upped their record to 4-0 this week with wins over Ellsworth and southern Maine opponents Cheverus and Scarborough. Those wins boosted the Trojans to the top of the Maine Principals’ Association state Class A volleyball standings.The 3-2 Ellsworth Eagles are ranked sixth in Class A after losses this week to MDI and Scarborough and a win over Sumner.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textIn Class B, the 1-1 Bucksport Golden Bucks are ranked fourth and the 1-2 Sumner Tigers are sixth.In action this week:MDI 3, Ellsworth 0With two of three games decided by the slimmest of margins, the Trojans claimed a 3-0 win over the Ellsworth Eagles on Thursday.The Trojans nipped the Eagles 26-24 in the first game, 25-23 in the second and 25-18 in the third.For MDI, Sarah Phelps had an ace, eight kills, a block and an assist; Aubrie Boyce had four aces, six kills and two digs; and Brittany Corson had three aces.Sarah Shelton led the way for Ellsworth with five kills, seven assists and five digs; Sammy Mason had 10 kills; and Delaney Sargent had five aces.Bucksport 3, Sumner 0The Bucksport Golden Bucks downed the Sumner Tigers 3-0 on Thursday in Bucksport, winning by game scores of 25-18, 25-22 and 25-18.For the Golden Bucks, Holly Judkins had nine aces and two digs, Joy Fitzgerald had four aces and Chloe Stubbs had two aces and one dig.For the Tigers, Julia Tardy had four digs, two kills and an ace; Amie O’Hara had one dig and four kills and Kiandra Barnes had two digs, three kills and two aces.MDI 3, Cheverus 0With game scores of 25-19, 25-22 and 25-12, the Trojans downed Cheverus 3-0 on Saturday in Bar Harbor.For MDI, Camilla Thomassen-Tai had six aces, six digs and an assist; Sarah Phelps had three aces, nine kills, a block and two digs; Elise Robertson had five aces, six kills and a block; and Rileyi Mooers had four aces, 22 assists and two digs.Scarborough 3, Ellsworth 1The Eagles dropped to 2-2 on Saturday at Ellsworth, losing the first set to Scarborough 25-8, winning the second 25-22, and losing the last two 25-13 and 25-22.“We had a chance to win the fourth,” Ellsworth Coach Mike Kelley said. “We definitely saw that we can play with one of the better teams around.”Ellsworth 3, Sumner 0The Eagles claimed their third win of the season on Monday at Ellsworth, downing the Sumner Tigers by game scores of 25-16, 25-13 and 25-23.For Ellsworth, Sarah Shelton led the way with eight aces, 11 kills, seven assists and five digs.Sammy Mason had six aces, seven kills and two digs; Delaney Sargent had eight aces and three digs; and Jenna Haslam had two kills and six assists.For the Tigers, Kiandra Barnes had three digs; Emily Martin had six digs and two tips; Julie Tardy had three digs; and Tiana Johnson had a dig, an ace and four tips. Bio Latest posts by Fenceviewer Staff (see all) Fenceviewer Staff Latest Posts Fitness trainer is now cancer-exercise expert – October 12, 2014 Schoodic Grange hosting sale – October 30, 2014 Town report wins award – October 11, 2014last_img read more

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Rashford gets honorary doctorate for work against child poverty

first_imgMARCUS Rashford will receive an honorary doctorate from the University of Manchester for his “remarkable campaign against child poverty” which caused a government U-turn and the granting of free food vouchers for the poorest families over the summer.Boris Johnson had initially rejected the Manchester United striker’s calls before the prime minister reversed his decision last month.Rashford grew up in Wythenshawe, south Manchester, and will become the university’s youngest recipient of the award. It also recognises his “outstanding sporting achievements”.The 22-year-old said: “It’s a proud day for myself and my family. When you look at the great names that have been awarded this doctorate in the past, it’s humbling. We still have a long way to go in the fight to combat child poverty in this country but receiving recognition from your city means we are heading in the right direction and that means a lot.”Sir Alex Ferguson, Sir Bobby Charlton and Vincent Kompany are among the football figures to have received the award.Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell, the university president and vice-chancellor, said: “Marcus is an extraordinary young man with an extraordinary talent and drive that stretches well beyond the football field. His work for charity and his high-profile campaign will not only help countless young people across our own city but across the entire country.“Our university has social responsibility at its core and this sense of civic pride and duty is something we are proud to share with Marcus. That is why the university is delighted to make Marcus our youngest-ever recipient of an honorary degree.”United’s manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjær, said: “We’re so proud of Marcus and I’ve said it a few times, the great person he is and a great human being who cares so much more about others than himself. Very proud of him and hopefully he’ll keep his personality for the rest of his life and be himself.”(Extracted from the Guardian) – Award comes from University of Manchester– Manchester United striker says it is a ‘proud day’ for himlast_img read more

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Irish action at European Championships

first_imgSycerika McMahon will be in action in the Heats of the 200metre Freestyle.Brendan Hyland will be aiming to reach the semi-finals of the 100metre Butterfly.Danielle Hill competes in the 50metre Backstroke and Alex Murphy and Dan Sweeney will both be in action in the Heats of the 50metre Breaststrokelast_img

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248 complaints filed against GPL in 2018

first_imgDespite a 32 per cent decline in complaints last year, the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) received some 248 complaints against the Guyana Power and Light (GPL) Inc – nearly half of the 563 total complaints against utility companies during that period. Of the total complaints, 16 per cent represents tampering issues with GPL’s service and 11 per cent were against the power company for technical issues with their infrastructure and meters.The highest complaints against GPL were received from Regions Four (Demerara-Mahaica) and Six (East Berbice-Corentyne). These complaints had to do with application for new service (27 complaints), billing issues (35), change of tenancy (6), claims of compensation (13), claims of wrongful disconnection (7), allegation of tampering (90), reconnection of service (6), and technical issues (64).This information, which was contained in the PUC’s 2018 Annual Report, comes at a time when the power company is continuously criticised for failing to provide stable electricity to the country.The annual report also revealed that the Commission has fined GPL for failing to improve its services in accordance with performance targets previously set out.Back in October 2010, GPL’s license was expanded to include Operating Standards and Performance Targets (OSPT), which are eight service standards with pre-determined targets that the company is expected to achieve.However, PUC Chair Dela Britton explained in the report that in the first quarter of 2018, the Commission, as required by law, reviewed GPL’s 2017 OSPT and found that the company had failed to improve its service against its 2016 standards. As a consequence, the Commission imposed a fine of five per cent of the total value of dividends payable to the company’s shareholders.“This stance by the Commission sent a strong message to the utility company, which should in turn motivate it to strive to achieve optimum standards,” Britton posited.No profitIn the report, the Commission went on to flag the power company over its inability to earn a profit as contained in the license. GPL presented its Development and Expansion Five Year Programme 2018-2022 to the PUC last November, detailing, among other things, that it is projecting an accumulated operating loss of some $21 billion.The PUC said it is “disquieting” that the power company intends to rely on debt capital to fund its operations during this period. This, it noted, will trigger a significant increase in GPL’s liabilities at the end of the programme. The Commission also expressed reservations that this debt may prove unsustainability for the company.“The seemingly inability of the company to earn a profit as contained in the license, ultimately limits the company’s liquidity and creates un-certainty in planning. This is evidenced by repeated failures of the company to achieve its planned deliverables in its successive five-year rolling Development and Expansion programmes,” the report outlined.Among these deliverables, in its five-year plan is the on-going programme to install approximately 85,000 Advance Meter Infrastructure (AMI) metres, something which the PUC Chair commended GPL for. The AMI metred will allow the power company to not only bring an end to manual meter readings, but also reduce meter tampering.The implementation of the AMI meters commenced in 2014 under the Power Utility Upgrade Program (PUUP). In its five-year Development and Expansion Plan, GPL had projected that in 2018 21,696 AMI meters will be installed nationwide. However, the Commission reported that this projection fell short as only 14,695 AMI meters were installed last year.Nevertheless, it was outlined that at the end of the current Development and Expansion programme, the company anticipates that commercial losses— which are losses associated with consumers’ theft of electricity— would be reduced from its current 14.7 per cent at the end of 2017 to 8.22 per cent by the end of 2022. This reduction will be mainly attributable to the installation of the AMI meters.On the downside, however, technical losses as a result of the distribution of electricity through its transmission systems are anticipated to remain at much the same level in 2022 as it was in 2018.Moreover, the Commission noted GPL, in its five-year plan, budgeted to spend approximately US$30 million in capital works to its transmission and distribution system, and during this period technical losses are anticipated to be reduced from 15.24 per cent in 2018 to 14.81 per cent in 2022.“The Commission had in its previous annual reports reported on the negative impact, which the financial cost has had, on all stakeholders. The company is urged to review its current technical loss reduction programme to determine whether more financial resources could be allotted into the programme to fast track the reduction of these losses… The significance of cheap energy to the wellbeing of a nation cannot be over emphasised and the Commission urges that there should be meaningful dialogue amongst all stakeholders to bring an end to this impasse and create a new dawn for the company,” the PUC stated in its 2018 annual report.Meanwhile, one project that would have assisted the Guyana Power and Light to get adequate electricity supply was the Amaila Falls hydropower project, which the coalition Government continually blocked while controlling the National Assembly by a one-seat Opposition majority.The Norway-funded project, when completed, would have provided 165 megawatts to the National Grid, thus providing cheaper and more reliable power to citizens and businesses.last_img read more

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Antelope Valley Calendar

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Grief Support Group will meet, 10-11:30 a.m. at Lancaster Presbyterian Church, 1661 W. Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster. Call (661) 951-2988. Celebrate Recovery will meet, 7 p.m. at A Place in the Sun church, 38117 13th St. E., Palmdale. Call (661) 274-9180. Speakers in the Wind Toastmasters will meet, noon-1 p.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38350 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call Jack Knight at (661) 946-7166. Adult Anger Management Group will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. Court approved. Call (661) 266-8700. Low-cost Facilitated Parenting Group will meet, 10-11:30 a.m. Court approved. Call (661) 266-8700. Successful Marriage and Parenting course, 10 a.m.-noon. Call Carmen Andersen at (661) 273-8122. MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) meets, 9:15 a.m.-noon the first and third Fridays of each month at Church of Christ, 1655 E. Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster. Includes a hot breakfast buffet, discussion groups, featured speaker, craft and demonstrations. Children welcome. Cost: $5 for moms and $3 for kids. Call (661) 943-3162 or (661) 942-1638. Stress Management will meet, 1 p.m. at 43423 Division St., Suite 107, Lancaster. Call (661) 947-1595 or (661) 726-2850, Ext. 221. Speakers in the Wind Toastmaster Club 2867 will meet, noon-1 p.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38350 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call Joyce Hall at (661) 946-1181 or Barbara Linde at (661) 947-2537. Take Off Pounds Sensibly will meet, 9-10:30 a.m. Call (661) 272-0207 or (661) 947-7672. Celebrate Recovery, a biblically based 12-step recovery program, will meet, 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 44648 15th St. W. Call Pastor Pat Tanner at (661) 948-0855. The Lightkeepers, Spiritual Discussion Group, will meet, 7:30 p.m. at Center of Light, A.V. Church, 1030 West Ave. L-8, Lancaster. Call (661) 718-8731. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3000 and Ladies Auxiliary will serve steak or shrimp dinners, 5:30-8 p.m. at 4342 W. Ave. L, Quartz Hill. Takeout orders. Proceeds will go to community affairs. Members, guests and public welcome. Call (661) 943-2225. Meditation class, 7-8:30 p.m. For location and information, call (661) 945-9832. Schizophrenics Anonymous will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. in the multipurpose room on the mental health ward at Antelope Valley Hospital, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call Bill Slocum at (661) 947-1595 or (661) 319-5101. The Ups and Downs, a support group for people who have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder or depression, will meet, 2 p.m. at the Antelope Valley Friendship Center, 43423 Division St. Suite 107, Lancaster. Call Bill Slocum at (661) 947-1595 or (661) 319-5101. The Kaiser Permanente Grief Support Group will meet, 10-11:30 a.m. at the clinic offices, 44444 20th St. W., Lancaster. Open to the community. Free. Call (661) 951-2988. The Weekenders, a social and recreational group for mental health consumers, will meet, 1-2 p.m. at Antelope Valley Discovery Center, 1609 E. Palmdale Blvd., Palmdale. Call (661) 947-1595. Al-Anon will have a 12-and-12 meeting at 10:30 a.m. at 1821 W. Lancaster Blvd. and a beginners meeting at 7 p.m. at 1737 E. Ave. R, Room 104, Palmdale. Call (661) 274-9353 or (800) 344-2666. Pinochle Group for seniors, 6-9 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Flex and stretch, a workout for seniors, 8-9 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Bring floor mat and hand weights. Call (661) 267-5551. Billiard Gang for seniors, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Oil painting class for seniors, 9-11 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Shop Talk Toastmasters will meet, 7-8:30 a.m. at Crazy Otto’s Diner. Call Stan Main at (661) 269-1424. Take Off Pounds Sensibly, Chapter 1681 will meet, 9:30-11 a.m. in Room 14 at Lancaster United Methodist Church, 918 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 943-4459. Rosamond Moose Lodge, 1105 Sierra Highway, Rosamond, will serve dinner, 5-8 p.m. Cost: $4-$6. Bingo will start at 10 a.m., offered by the Knights of Columbus, 719 W. Ave. M, Lancaster. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Lancaster United Methodist Church, 918 W. Ave. J, Room 13, Lancaster. Call (661) 943-0595. Hotline: (661) 789-5806. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.sava-na.org. SATURDAY J&J Social and Travel Club will host a two-day bus trip to Monterey. Call (661) 267-2586. Leona Valley Sertoma Club meets, 8 a.m. the first and third Saturdays of each month at Jackie’s Restaurant, 40352 90th St. W., Leona Valley. Call (661) 270-0339. Low-cost Facilitated Parenting Group will meet, 10-11:30 a.m. Court approved. Call (661) 266-8700. Seniors Lunch-Bingo Hour, noon-5 p.m. the fourth Saturday of each month at the Antelope Valley Senior Center, 777 W. Jackman St., Lancaster. Sponsored by Buklod ng Pagkakaisa (Bond of Unity). Call Emerita Ross at (661) 723-7876 or Marie Cabrera at (661) 726-5309. Al-Anon will have a Spanish-speaking discussion meeting, 9 a.m. at 38345 30th St. E., Suite C-3, Palmdale. Call (661) 274-9353. Facilitated Anger Management Group for ages 8-11 will meet, 2:30-4 p.m.; teens, 4:30-6 p.m., and adults, 10:30-noon or 12:30-2 p.m. at the Family Resource Foundation, 38345 30th St. E., Suite A-2, Palmdale. Call (661) 266-8700 or (800) 479-CARE or visit the Web site: www.frf.av.org. Beginning yoga, 9-10 a.m. at Unity Church of Antelope Valley, 39149 8th St. E., Palmdale. Call (661) 273-3341. Women and Self-esteem support group meets in the Acton area. Call (661) 947-0839. Healing Heart support group will meet, 4-5:30 p.m. at the Salvation Army store, 45001 Beech Ave. in Lancaster. Call (661) 943-5830. Compulsive Eaters Anonymous – HOW Concept will meet, 9 a.m. at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church, 1737 E. Ave. R, Palmdale. Call Jane at (661) 945-4798. Women Midlife Transition Support Group for women over age 40 is facilitated by a professional psychotherapist. Call (661) 947-0839. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 10-11:30 a.m. in Room 13 at Lancaster United Methodist Church, 918 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 724-1820. Hotline: (661) 789-5806. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.todayna.org or www.sava-na.org. SUNDAY Nicotine Anonymous will meet, 8-9 p.m. at Seventh-day Adventist Church, 43824 30th St. W., Lancaster. Call (661) 946-7606. Buklod ng Pagkakaisa (Bond of Unity) Seniors’ Social Hour, 4-7 p.m. the first Sunday of each month at the Antelope Valley Senior Center, 777 W. Jackman St., Lancaster. Meetings feature films, talks, singalongs, talent shows and dancing. Call (661) 723-7876 or (661) 726-5309. Costume Figure Sessions, 2:30-5:30 p.m. the fourth Sunday of each month at Cedar Centre Hall, 44857 Cedar Ave. Cost: $5; students with identification are admitted free. 40 and Up Singles dance, 6:30-10:30 p.m. Sunday at Lancaster Elks Lodge, 240 E. Ave. K, Lancaster. Admission: $5 members, $7 nonmembers. Call (661) 949-9467. Life Figure Sessions, 2:30-5:30 p.m. the second Sunday of each month at Cedar Centre Hall, 44857 Cedar Ave. Cost: $5; students with ID admitted free. Teen Care and Support Group, for teens who have lost a family member or friend, will meet, 6:30 p.m. at Desert Vineyard Christian School, 1011 E. Ave. I, Room 302, Lancaster. Call (661) 945-2777. Revealing Truth, a meditation and spiritual discussion, 4:45-6:15 p.m. Call (661) 723-9967. Antelope Valley Chess Club will meet, 1-5 p.m. at American Legion Post 771, 39463 10th St. E., Palmdale. Call (661) 726-1323. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.sava-na.org. Overeaters Anonymouswill meet, 5-6 p.m. at 44960 Cedar Ave., Lancaster. Call (661) 789-5806. MONDAY Beyond the Light, a socialization and support group for young adults ages 17 1/2 to 25 with mental health issues, will meet, noon-1 p.m. at Transitional Youth Services, 104 E. Ave. K-4, Lancaster. Call Bill Slocum at (661) 947-1595. Jazzercise classes, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at George Lane Park, 5520 W. Ave. L-8, Quartz Hill. Call (661) 722-7780. Dance Groove will offer ballroom and Latin dance lessons, 6-8:30 p.m. at Dance Groove Studio, 43631 10th St. W., Lancaster. Cost: $5 per person. Call (661) 948-9101. Take Off Pounds Sensibly will meet, 9-10:30 a.m. Call (661) 272-0207 or (661) 947-7672. Co-Dependents Anonymous Step Study will meet, 6-7 p.m. at Antelope Valley Hospital, multipurpose meeting room, second floor, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 944-4927. 12 Step Recovery Groups for alcohol and drug addiction, co-dependency, relationship addiction, overeating, fear and anxiety issues, will meet, 7 p.m. at Desert Vineyard Christian Fellowship, 1011 E. Ave. I, Lancaster. Call (661) 945-2777. The Palmdale Elks Lodge, 2705 E. Ave. Q, Palmdale will host bingo, 5:30 p.m. The grill will be open. Call (661) 947-2027. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 6-7 p.m. at Lancaster United Methodist Church, 918 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 722-0393. Co-Dependents Anonymous will host a 12-step recovery program, 7:30-9 p.m., at Antelope Valley Hospital, multipurpose meeting room, second floor, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 944-4927 or (661) 946-5846. Grief Recovery Outreach Group will meet, 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Family Resource Foundation, 38345 30th St. E., Suite A-2, Palmdale. Call (661) 266-8700 or visit www.frf.av.org. Adult Anger Management Group will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. at Family Resource Foundation, 38345 30th St. E., Suite A-2, Palmdale. Call (661) 266-8700. The Highs and Lows, a support group for those diagnosed with manic depression or related disorders, will meet, 7-9 p.m. at Lutheran Church of the Master, 725 E. Ave. J, Lancaster. Al-Anon will have a discussion, 7 p.m. at 51st Street West and Avenue K, Lancaster. Child care provided. Call (661) 274-9353 or (800) 344-2666. Take Off Pounds Sensibly Chapter 572 will meet, 9-11 a.m. at the Mayflower Gardens chapel, 6570 W. Ave. L-12, Quartz Hill. Call (661) 943-3089. Early bird bingo games will begin at 6 p.m. with regular games beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Elks Lodge, 2705 E. Ave. Q, Palmdale. Call (661) 947-2027. Early bird bingo games will begin at 6:30 p.m. with regular games beginning at 7 p.m. at Paraclete High School, 42145 30th St. W., Lancaster. Call (661) 943-3255, Monday evenings: (661) 943-1017. Billiard Gang for seniors will meet, 9:15 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Flex and stretch, a workout for seniors, 8-9 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Bring a floor mat and hand weights. Call (661) 267-5551. Parent support group will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. at Family Resource Foundation, 1529 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite 203, Palmdale. The facilitated group is for parents who need help coping with family issues. Call (661) 266-8700. Compulsive Eaters Anonymous – HOW Concept will meet, 6 p.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38530 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call (661) 273-1016.Expectant parents can tour the Antelope Valley Hospital obstetrics department, 1600 W. Ave. J in Lancaster, and get information on what to expect during hospitalization, at sessions starting at 6 p.m. Visitors meet in the main lobby. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or log on to the Web site at check www.sava-na.org. TUESDAY J&J Social and Travel Club weekly league bowling, 6-8 p.m. at Sands Bowl, 43323 Sierra Highway, Lancaster. Call (661) 267-2586. Lupus International Support Group meets, 6:30-8 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month in Palmdale. Information and location: Danielle Duffey at (888) 532-2322, Ext. 4.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! FRIDAY Fun After 40 Ballroom Dance Club will host ballroom dancing, 7:30-10 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12. Dance lessons: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Dance admission: $3 for club members, $4 for nonmembers. Dance lessons: $2. Call (661) 943-0210 or 267-5551. Swingtime will host swing, waltz, ballroom and salsa dancing, 7-10 p.m. at the Antelope Valley Senior Center, 777 W. Jackman St., Lancaster. Cost: $3. Call (661) 400-3166. Recovery Inc., a self-help group for people with anxieties, panic attacks, depression and fears, will meet, 2 p.m. at Los Angeles County Mental Health offices, 349A E. Ave. K-6, Lancaster. Call (661) 943-3956. last_img read more

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