Nation Media Group (NMG.rw) 2007 Annual Report

first_imgNation Media Group (NMG.rw) listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchange under the Printing & Publishing sector has released it’s 2007 annual report.For more information about Nation Media Group (NMG.rw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Nation Media Group (NMG.rw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Nation Media Group (NMG.rw)  2007 annual report.Company ProfileNation Media Group is the largest independent media house in East and Central Africa with interests in print, broadcasting and digital media. Nation Media Group operates in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda. Multi-media platforms include newspaper and magazine publications, radio and television broadcasting, and digital marketing publications. Nation Media Group generates and distributes content created to inform, educate and entertain consumers to a multi-cultural audience across East and Central Africa. The media house was founded in 1960 in a turbulent political era by His Highness the Aga Khan and became a voice for African people. Nation Media Group is listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchangelast_img read more

BK Group Plc (BKG.ke) 2013 Annual Report

first_imgBK Group Plc (BKG.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2013 annual report.For more information about BK Group Plc (BKG.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the BK Group Plc (BKG.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: BK Group Plc (BKG.ke)  2013 annual report.Company ProfileBK Group Plc formerly (Bank of Kigali Limited) is Rwanda’s largest commercial bank by assets and licensed by the country’s banking regulator, National Bank of Rwanda. It offers a full spectrum of products and services for retail banking, corporate banking and central treasury. Bank of Kigali SA commenced operations in 1967; initially as a joint venture between the government of Rwanda and Belgolaise, with each owning 50% of the ordinary share capital. In 2007, the government of Rwanda acquired the Belgolaise shareholding which increased its direct and indirect shareholding in the Bank of Kigali to 100% of the entire Issued Shares. The Bank changed its name to Bank of Kigali Limited in 2011 under a new law relating to companies. Bank of Kigali Limited now has 79 branches located in the main towns and cities of Rwanda with its head office in the capital city, Kigali. BK Group Plc has a primary listing on the Rwanda Stock Exchange and a secondary listing on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

A’Beckett Tower / Elenberg Fraser

first_imgArchitects: Elenberg Fraser Year Completion year of this architecture project Australia “COPY” CopyApartments•Melbourne, Australia Apartments Projects Year:  A’Beckett Tower / Elenberg FraserSave this projectSaveA’Beckett Tower / Elenberg Fraser CopyAbout this officeElenberg FraserOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsMelbourneResidentialHousingAustraliaPublished on July 14, 2011Cite: “A’Beckett Tower / Elenberg Fraser” 14 Jul 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/150062/a%25e2%2580%2599beckett-tower-elenberg-fraser Clipboard Save this picture!Courtesy of elenberg fraser+ 13 Share ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/150062/a%25e2%2580%2599beckett-tower-elenberg-fraser Clipboard Text description provided by the architects. Sitting on a 900 sqm block, A’Beckett Tower is a prototype for high-density residual infill. The transition from podium to tower is treated non-traditionally, with a thin veneer of apartments surrounding the carpark, which is accessed via elevators for cars, liberating the street front from ramps. Save this picture!Courtesy of elenberg fraserRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornStep inside A’Beckett and into a world Inspired by the covert existence of Maxwell Smart and Agent 99. The interiors of A’Beckett Tower’s apartments embrace the anonymity of city life, allowing you to choose your own adventure. With 347 louvres in 16 different colors, you could be forgiven for thinking Elenberg Fraser was engaging with the local architectural context with their new building for Pan Urban, A’Beckett Tower. Au contraire, they are exploring the sensory effects of color, rather than symbolic representation, by testing Goethe’s Theory of Colors. Save this picture!Courtesy of elenberg fraserWe are interested in how the body reacts and processes the blended and indistinct color field, rather than what meaning the mind attaches to discrete colored elements. Ironically, given the sunshades function to block heat from the building, the palette for the louvres was inspired by Australia’s, up until recently drought-stricken, landscape. Even while La Nina (over) nourishes our parched soil, the building is a reminder of our environmental history, and potentially future. Save this picture!Courtesy of elenberg fraserGoethe’s theory asserts that color is a phenomena that exists at the edge of light and dark – as you walk around A’Beckett, the black map of the sunshades opens up to the color field, fading into light. This is architecture in the round, experienced cinematically as you view it from different angles. At the same time the building can be read as a whole, the detailing of the sunshades re-scale it down to industrial design; the city is about what things are and how they’re made. At times the sunshades appear to be falling off the building, they form a nap and grain from both the interior and exterior. Save this picture!Courtesy of elenberg fraserA’Beckett Tower’s carpark is covered with a perforated screen, featuring a design by John Warwicker of tomato. The imagery playfully links into the university environs possibly referencing the relationships which characterized French intellectual institutions throughout the 1960s. This art piece acknowledges A’Beckett’s immersion in the education community given its proximity to RMIT and transmits the idea of the university back to the university itself. Save this picture!Courtesy of elenberg fraserFrom the moment you enter the lobby, and your eyes register the art by Daniel Crooks and John Warwicker, you realize this is not your typical inner-city apartment complex. Compared to the building’s exterior, the apartments black and white palette is devoid of color – but is everything as it seems? Like the life of the spy, you should always expect the unexpected, and these apartments, where drawers open to reveal splashes of candy red and hands poke out from the wall ready to hold your coat, are definitely unexpected. Operable sliding walls give you options to customize your space – close them to keep the bedrooms and living areas distinct, or keep them open to increase the living area with one master bedroom. Opaque glass and mirrors retain privacy while playing on shadow and light. The apartments also feature balconies, the perfect spot for your telescope, we’re thinking J.G. Ballard’s 60 Minute Zoom. From inside or out, A’Beckett Tower is cinematic architecture, giving you the chance to star in your own production.Project gallerySee allShow lessPractice 2.0: Work Smarter Not HarderArticlesSerlachius Museum Gösta Extension Competition Proposal / MACA EstudioArticlesProject locationAddress:Melbourne Victoria, AustraliaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share A’Beckett Tower / Elenberg Fraser 2011 “COPY”last_img read more

Preparing Your Capital Campaign (Excellence in Fundraising Workbook)

first_imgPreparing Your Capital Campaign (Excellence in Fundraising Workbook) Howard Lake | 26 October 2007 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  10 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Car dealer raises £200k for Cancer Fund for Children

first_img One of Northern Ireland’s major car dealers has reached its two year fundraising target for a local cancer charity in one year.The Agnew Group has raised £200,000 for the Cancer Fund for Children one year ahead of schedule and now intends to raise the target for the second year of fundraising.“We set an ambitious fundraising target to raise £200,000,” said Yuile Magee, managing director of the Agnew Group.“As our overall total got steadily closer to the £200,000 milestone staff were spurred on to hit the target and raise as much as money as possible,” Mr Magee said.Agnew Group’s 1,100 staff were involved across 16 dealerships and organised a range of events and activities to raise money. These included runs, coffee mornings, customer competitions and payroll giving.The company has now increased its fundraising target to £250,000 in 2019.The Cancer Fund for Children had an income of £2.6 million in 2017, roughly similar to the year before. Donations and legacies made up around half that figure, with trading activities and support group fundraising making up the balance. The Fund has received significant backing from golfer Rory McIroy.  145 total views,  1 views today Howard Lake | 17 December 2018 | News Advertisement Car dealer raises £200k for Cancer Fund for Children Tagged with: corporate fundraising Northern Ireland  146 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

A rampage and an epidemic

first_imgA deadly attack killed six young students at the University of California, Santa Barbara on May 23 and injured 13 others in Isla Vista, Calif. That was the toll of 22-year-old Elliot Rodger’s angry rampage, which ended when he took his own life.Rodger had published a 141-page “manifesto” detailing his overwhelming rage toward humanity, especially women. He expressed male and class entitlement to women’s attention. In spite of his mother’s Malaysian descent, Rodger’s writings spewed hostility to Asians, Latinos/as and African Americans. Yet he reported years of anti-Asian bigotry and bullying at schools he had attended.Rodgers was obsessed by his grievances against women and blamed them for what he termed his life of pain and rejection. In his misogynistic manifesto and a video he posted on YouTube on May 22, he announced plans for violent “retribution” against women and others who had hurt him. His first fatalities were his three Asian-American male roommates, followed by the deadly shootings of two young women and a Latino youth.Just three weeks earlier, Santa Barbara sheriff’s deputies had visited Rodger but had not detained him; they said he did not exhibit dangerous behavior. They did not view his earlier disturbing videos.Rather than police, shouldn’t mental health and medical professionals evaluate people’s mental health, so they can hospitalize and treat those who pose a danger to themselves and society? Instead, the criminal justice system has increasingly taken over for the mental health system, weakened by funding cuts, so the sick are put in jail or shot by police on the streets rather than hospitalized.Since May 23, more than 1 million women have expressed their experiences with verbal and sexual harassment and assaults on social media, especially at the Twitter hashtag #YesAllWomen.Sexual harassment is so prevalent now that 83 percent of girls 12 to 16 have experienced some form of it in public schools, reported Charles M. Blow in his June 2 New York Times column.Though Rodger’s behavior was extreme, his ideas of male superiority, entitlement and objectification of women are rife throughout this society. These views are infused in mainstream media and culture –- in video games, on the Internet and television, including right-wing talk shows. Sexual and physical violence against women –- daily occurrences in real life — are major plot lines in profit-making blockbuster movies.Sexism and misogyny permeate U.S. society and culture right up to the very top.  Mistreatment of women in the U.S. military is enabled by Pentagon officials and military commanders who refuse to prosecute sexual crimes. Congress recently agreed with the brass and defeated legislation aimed at holding more military perpetrators accountable for their actions.Sexist attitudes are reinforced by college and university administrations when they ignore or choose not to investigate or penalize male students who have committed sexual assaults. Or when the victims and survivors are punished instead. This is a serious problem: one in five college women is sexually assaulted before graduation.In the workplace, corporate bosses sexually harass and assault women employees, including immigrants, with impunity.What is the message sent throughout society when women are discriminated against in jobs and wages, even super-exploited, and government officials let this happen? Despite women’s gains in many areas — which were achieved after years of struggle — inequality is still maintained by corporations and in bastions of academic and governmental power.The right wing’s aggressive anti-woman agenda, especially aimed at Black, Latina, Asian and Native, low-income and young women, further entrenches male supremacy, women’s inequality and racism.Women’s oppression, like all forms of oppression, discrimination and inequity, is inherent in capitalism. To maintain their rule, the wealthiest 1% foster a reactionary ideology of racism, sexism, anti-immigrant bias and bigotry against lesbians, gay, bi, transgender and queer people.An independent movement of women and other progressive forces, including workers, youth and students, is needed to oppose all forms of sexism and anti-woman violence and the capitalist system from which they spring.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Forage Crops Could Provide Opportunities Following Corn

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Forage Crops Could Provide Opportunities Following Corn While some farmers might be tempted to select a winter barley, Johnson said it’s not as winter-hardy as some of the other small grains. A major factor in selecting a forage crop to follow corn is the type of herbicides used on the cornfield. Herbicides are labeled with restrictions because some residuals can damage a forage crop seeding. Facebook Twitter SHARE Source: Purdue A wide range of forage crops could help grain and livestock producers salvage some value from their fields once the drought-ravaged corn crop has been harvested – if soil moisture returns to a level that can support plant growth. While damaged corn can be used as forage to feed livestock, it won’t be enough to thwart forage shortages. Several forage crops are available for Indiana growers to plant in late summer or early fall and that could serve as livestock feed in the spring. “For the August seeding, an excellent consideration would be spring oat that will be harvested by machine, or a combination of spring oat and forage turnip if grazed by livestock,” said Keith Johnson, Purdue Extension forage specialist. “Spring oat will not survive the winter. “While the expectation is for turnips to winterkill, too, it has been observed that they can survive a mild Indiana winter.” Another possible choice is annual ryegrass, but growers who go this route need to pay close attention to keep the crop from becoming a nuisance. Johnson recommended an early seeding to have both fall and spring harvests. Facebook Twitter Some small grains also could be options. “Carefully selected varieties of soft red winter wheat, winter cereal rye and winter triticale are adapted across the state of Indiana,” Johnson said. “These crops can be lightly grazed in the fall if weather conditions favor growth, and there is an expectation to produce more abundant forage the following spring.” SHARE Most herbicide labels do not specifically list the species that are used for cover crops or fall forages, so these species often fall under the “other crops” listed section at the maximum restriction period, said Travis Legleiter, Purdue Extension weed scientist. “These restrictions are meant to protect the rotation crop, end consumer and livestock consuming the harvested crop,” he said. By Gary Truitt – Jul 24, 2012 Forage Crops Could Provide Opportunities Following Corn Previous articleFarm Bureau Says USDA Action Will Help Farmers and RanchersNext articleDrought Stress Starting To Set In On Specialty And Produce Crops Gary Truitt More information about herbicide restrictions is available in Purdue Extension’s free publication, “Cover Crops and the Corn and Soybean Herbicide Rotational Restrictions,” available at https://www.btny.purdue.edu/WeedScience/2011/CoverCrops11.pdf.Purdue Extension’s “Midwest Cover Crops Field Guide” also can help farmers decide which crops would be most appropriate.If the crops are used as forage, and not just to provide cover, Johnson suggests seeding at the earlier time frames noted in the publication.The guide can be purchased at https://www.the-education-store.com or by calling (888) EXT-INFO (398-4636) and asking for The Education Store.last_img read more

Pasadena Unified Interim Superintendent to Welcome Students on the First Day of School

first_img Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. First Heatwave Expected Next Week EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Business News Make a comment Community News More Cool Stuff 5 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy center_img Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Top of the News Education Pasadena Unified Interim Superintendent to Welcome Students on the First Day of School Article and Photo courtesy of PUSD Published on Friday, August 15, 2014 | 2:11 pm Subscribe Brian McDonald, Ed.D. Photo by PUSDPasadena Unified School District (PUSD) Interim Superintendent Brian McDonald, Ed.D., will welcome Washington Elementary STEM Magnet (WESM),1520 N. Raymond Ave., Pasadena, students as they arrive for the first day of school Monday, August 18 at 7:30 a.m. Aug. 18 is the first day of the new school year for the more than 18,000 students in the district.Dr. McDonald will be joined by WESM Principal and 2014 PUSD Principal of the Year Karrone Meeks to greet students and parents in front of the school from 7:30 a.m. until 7:50 a.m. when the school bell rings. Dr. McDonald will then briefly tour classrooms.Washington Elementary STEM Magnet is one of four PUSD schools to receive the Magnet Schools Assistance Program grant from the U.S. Department of Education. WESM provides a rigorous science, technology, engineering and mathematics-based curriculum that addresses the needs of each student. Washington students become responsible, scientifically and technologically literate global citizens through the development of critical thinking, communication, collaboration and creative skills. Herbeauty12 Most Breathtaking Trends In Fashion HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Secrets That Eastern Women Swear By To Stay Young LongerHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Beauty Secrets Only Indian Women KnowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeauty Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website last_img read more

Jobs boost from cybersecurity firm’s Shannon move

first_img25 jobs will be created over the next five years by US-based industrial cybersecurity and alarm management company exida which has confirmed that it will establish its European Centre of Excellence in Shannon.exida IRL Director Iwan van Beurden said that initial hiring was already completed for the Shannon office and the total staff count would be increased to 25 over the next three to five years.“This will allow us to expand our software development capability and resource EU projects”, he explained.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “The process of setting up a new office completely virtually was quite smooth, IDA Ireland was there to help and provided excellent support through many online meetings”.exida chief executive Chris O’Brien said there were several factors that led to the company selecting Shannon for its European base including the strong local talent pool to recruit from, support from IDA Ireland and proximity to the European market.“We are very excited to launch exida IRL to provide local support for our European customers and expand exida’s technical capabilities,” he added.Welcoming exida’s decision to locate its new Centre of Excellence in Shannon, Tánaiste and Employment Minister Leo Varadkar said that as a world leader in a highly specialist field, exida was a welcome addition to the business ecosystem in the region.IDA Ireland chief executive Martin Shanahan said that due to travel restrictions imposed as a result of the Covid pandemic, the US-based team at exida experienced Shannon and the Mid West’s unique value proposition and pro-business environment, through IDA Ireland’s Remote Site Visit hub.“I wish to congratulate the team at exida on today’s announcement and assure them of IDA Ireland’s continued support.”exida provides certification, services, assessments, and tools to automation, automotive, robotics, and machinery equipment manufacturers as well as pharmaceutical, chemical, petro-chemical, oil, gas, subsea, metals and mining, pulp, paper and power utility customers.The company, which is headquartered in Sellersville, Pennsylvania has performed more process control safety certifications than any other company worldwide. WhatsApp Facebook Advertisement Twitter Linkedincenter_img Print NewsJobs boost from cybersecurity firm’s Shannon moveBy Editor – October 28, 2020 201 Email Previous articlePeace activists acquitted of painting crucifixes on Shannon runwayNext articleReport sets out ambitious vision for Limerick’s Directly Elected Mayor Editorlast_img read more

UK’s ‘tsunami’ of grief as coronavirus deaths pass 100,000

first_img Twitter Local NewsWorld News LONDON (AP) — For nine months, Gordon Bonner has been in the “hinterlands of despair and desolation” after losing his wife of 63 years to the coronavirus pandemic that has now taken the lives of more than 100,000 people in the United Kingdom. Only recently did Bonner think he might be able to move on — after sensing the spirit of his wife, Muriel, near him on what would have been her 84th birthday. “I suddenly understood I had to change my attitude, that memories are not shackles, they are garlands and one should wear them like garlands around your shoulders and use them to communicate between the quick and the dead,” the retired Army major said in an interview from his home in the northern city of Leeds. “Grief is the price we pay for love.” Bonner, 86, is just one of many hundreds of thousands of Britons toiling with grief because of the pandemic. With more than 2 million dead worldwide, people the world over are mourning loved ones, but the U.K.’s toll weighs particularly heavily: It is the smallest nation to pass the 100,000 mark. While Wuhan, Bergamo or New York City may be more associated with the pandemic, the U.K. has one of the the highest death tolls relative to its population. For comparison, the United States, with five times Britain’s population, has four times the number of deaths. Experts say virus tallies, in general, are undercounts due to limited testing and missed cases, especially early in the pandemic. Alongside excess deaths comes excess grief, made even more acute by the social distancing measures in place to slow the virus’s spread. “There’s going to be a tsunami of grief and mental health issues this year, next year, ongoing, due to the complications, because of course people haven’t been able to have the usual rituals,” said Linda Magistris, founder of the Good Grief Trust, which brings bereavement services in the U.K. together under one umbrella. Bonner understands the need for restrictions but that hasn’t made it any easier. Six weeks after he was prevented from going to Muriel’s care home because of lockdown restrictions and 10 days after she was diagnosed with COVID-19, Bonner was summoned to the hospital and, “dressed like a spaceman,” he bore witness to his wife’s final agonizing moments. “She was working so hard to draw breath, her lips were pursed as if she was sucking on a straw,” he said. “I can see her face now with her lips in that position and it was devastating and it knocked me sideways.” That was the last time he saw Muriel, and that image haunts him. And in what he termed a “wicked twist in the tale,” Bonner was not offered the chance to replace that memory as his wife’s body was deemed a “reservoir of active coronavirus.” He wasn’t even able to have her dressed the way he wanted for her cremation. Hugs with friends and family — well, they’re not advised. Those rituals help people cope, a task made harder now because there’s no escape from the scale of death in the U.K. — beyond the annual average of around 600,000 — from the regular sound of ambulance sirens to the alarming headlines on news bulletins. “The backdrop of death, of grief, around creates quite a caustic context,” said Andy Langford, clinical director at Cruse, a leading charity for bereaved people. Many left behind are unsure where to seek help, partly because they are navigating the grieving process at a time when local health services are not operating as normal. Bereavement charities have stepped in, tailoring support groups online, that may appeal to those who may otherwise have been reluctant to search out help in the pre-COVID-19 world. But resources are stretched, especially when the country is regularly recording over 1,000 deaths a day. The government is being urged to provide extra funding to bolster helplines, counseling services and other community support programs. “It’s really important we don’t pathologize grief as indicative of mental health difficulties, but equally a huge proportion of people will need support,” said Dr. Charley Baker, associate professor of mental health at the University of Nottingham. Many won’t need any or only minimal outside support. But there is a concern that some of the grief is pent up: that people may be be subconsciously shielding themselves from its full impact, and they may end up being hit hard as the pandemic comes under control. “I think it will be strange because it will be a really positive thing when things can hopefully get back to some degree of normality, but I think that would also be a very difficult moment because we’ve all been a bit frozen in time,” said Jo Goodman, who lost her 72-year-old father Stuart last April, just days after he tested positive for the virus. A couple of months after her father died, Goodman, 32, co-founded the COVID-19 Bereaved Families for Justice group to pressure the government to back a public inquiry into how the pandemic was handled last spring. “We can’t normalize the fact that hundreds upon hundreds of people are dying everyday and knowing what their families are going through,” Goodman said. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said an inquiry will take place — but only after the crisis is over. But already critics are arguing that the government has repeated the mistakes it made in the spring in the current resurgence, such as locking down the country too late. The U.K. is also contending with a new, more contagious variant that may carry a higher risk of death than the original strain. Bonner, meanwhile, is hoping that the country will take the time to properly mourn and is considering sending a letter to Johnson, who has yet to back a national commemoration for virus victims, to suggest a “a simultaneous remembrance service so those of us who have lost people to COVID can go somewhere to seek some solace.” ——— Follow AP’s pandemic coverage at https://apnews.com/hub/coronavirus-pandemic and https://apnews.com/UnderstandingtheOutbreak. 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