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  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Hahn, James Robert;
    Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
    Country: United States

    Currently, the entire globe is affected by the COVID-19 pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2(SCV2). The ability to detect, monitor and assess the spread of the virus is imperative to controlling the effects of the pandemic. In order to meet the need for global testing, several methods have been developed. As a complement to individual testing, wastewater-based epidemiology represents a low-cost way to estimate the prevalence of the virus in a community. This information can be used to influence public policy regarding viral mitigation measures. This thesis documents our efforts at implementing wastewater testing in Santa Cruz County over the past 18 months. We sampled from the Watsonville Wastewater Treatment Plant on a weekly basis and quantified the presence of SCV2 using reverse transcriptase digital PCR normalized to Pepper Mild Mottle Virus (PMMV). Our data showed a large discrepancy between reported case counts and SCV2 in wastewater. This data also revealed seasonal variation in PMMV, potentially hindering it as a reliable normalizer. In addition to our sewage work, we performed masked-based sampling for Pacific Elementary School and documented a probable positive. This work demonstrates the potential of sewage sampling for SARS-CoV-2 and some of the current unmet challenges in both sewage sampling and pandemic response as a whole.

  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Meidutė-Kavaliauskienė, Ieva; Butvilas, Tomas;

    This publication analyzes the situation of businesses in the context of global pandemics. Business is an integral part of everyday life, facing risks and challenges daily, and in rare cases, such as pandemics and quarantine. Therefore, it is necessary for companies to have a contingency plan in place to deal with unexpected or expected challenges, i.e. what activities it would be possible to reorient to, how to perform activities by working remotely etc. Both the public sector and the private sector are closely interlinked. And every new environmental factor, be it state regulation, technological development, or the changing needs of humanity, and in this case, pandemic and quarantine, affects business in one way or another and leads to the success of some, the failure of others. At present, the coronavirus Covid-19, which is spreading all over the world, and the quarantine introduced in many countries are of great importance to business. This paper also presents a small-scale qualitative research data showing the impact on different types of businesses in Lithuania. The main scope of this paper is measuring the level of impact of the pandemic COVID-19 for businesses in Lithuania. Methods were used as follows: i) analysis, comparison and interpretation of scientific literature and documents; ii) qualitative approach applying structured interview with selected leaders/managers of the companies in Lithuania.

  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Nzimande Ntombifuthi P.; El Tantawi Maha; Zuñiga Roberto Ariel Abeldaño; Opoku-Sarkodie Richmond; Brown Brandon; Ezechi Oliver C.; Uzochukwu Benjamin S. C.; Ellakany Passent; Aly Nourhan M.; Nguyen Annie Lu; +1 more
    Country: Hungary
  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Tan, Ryan Kye Han;
    Publisher: Nanyang Technological University
    Country: Singapore

    The container shipping industry saw unprecedented growth during the Covid-19 pandemic which saw soaring freight rates and profits. As more container shipping companies are starting to utilize the capital market, this research paper will therefore aim to assess the attractiveness of container shipping as an investment asset class from the perspective of an equity investor. This is the first of three volumes focusing on assessing the attractiveness of stock investment in public container shipping companies through a quantitative analysis of historical data. All data used in the course of research was retrieved from reputable and databases and reports by Bloomberg Intelligence, Clarksons Research, TradeWinds, and the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Comparison of historical returns to market average was used to determine the relative performance of container shipping stocks to market average across a span of 12 years from 2010 to 2021. Correlation analysis was then conducted to identify potential indicators of future share price performance that could be used to guide investor decisions. Overall, the results show that stock investment in container shipping generates returns that fall below market average with the exception of 2021 which saw extremely high returns corresponding to the Covid-19 pandemic. It was also found that container freight indexes were key indicators of overall share price performance. However, since this volume is an analysis of past performance, it is not sufficient to predict how container shipping will perform within the investment horizon of the next five years, thus necessitating further investigation in subsequent volumes. Bachelor of Science (Maritime Studies)

  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Lipton, Briony; Basu, Sulagna;
    Publisher: The Gender Equality in Working Life Initiative
    Country: Australia

    Dress code is standard in the Australian public sector, with smart business casual the norm. However, over the last two years, as many workers relocated to the home office, bedroom or kitchen table during the COVID-19 pandemic , work attire has taken on new meaning. A key but under-researched advantage of remote working has been the relaxing in many professions dress codes, with ‘COVID casual’ becoming the norm for many workers. This report highlights the role of dress codes, appearance, and aesthetics in the Australian public sector and the refashioning of professional attire in the age of remote work.

  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Starrfelt, Jostein; Danielsen, Anders Skyrud; Buanes, Eirik Alnes; Juvet, Lene Kristine; Lyngstad, Trude Marie; Rø, Gunnar Øyvind Isaksson; Veneti, Lamprini; Watle, Sara Sofie Viksmoen; Meijerink, Hinta;
  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Asche, Frank; Straume, Hans-Martin; Garlock, Taryn M.; Johansen, Ulf; Kvamsdal, Sturla Furunes; Nygård, Rune; Pincinato, Ruth B. M.; Tveterås, Ragnar;
    Publisher: EDP Sciences

    A rapidly growing literature shows that COVID-19 and the measures to contain the spread of the virus can have significant market impacts for seafood. These can be interruptions of production, or reductions in demand directly or indirectly due to supply chain challenges. In this paper we investigate the potential impacts of COVID-19 on seafood exports from Norway, the world's second largest seafood exporter, using highly detailed data from 2016 through May 2021. These data allow us to assess upstream impacts in the seafood supply chain close to the producer level in aggregate and by main sector, impacts on the largest products, and the extent to which export firm structure and export markets served have changed. We find very few impacts in aggregate as well as for individual products, suggesting that the markets and supply chains used by Norwegian seafood exports were sufficiently robust and flexible to accommodate the shocks created by COVID-19. Given Norway's size as a seafood exporter, the impact of COVID-19 has likely been moderate upstreams for a number of seafood sectors around the world, especially those in wealthy nations, with opportunities balancing out challenges, and that the supply chains have been highly resilient.

  • Other research product . Other ORP type . 2022
    Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Berge, Ola K; Sigurjónsson, Njörður; Hansen, Louise Ejgod;
  • Other research product . 2022
    Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Li, Yinan;
    Country: Finland

    Driven by the global COVID-19 epidemic, an increasing number of people choose online shopping to reduce unnecessary physical contact. The traditional takeaway applications are too simple and lack interaction between sellers and customers, which currently consists of customers just ordering what they want from the online shop. We need to invent a new way of shopping online to change this interaction. Besides it can also alleviate the contradiction between promoting consumption and reducing waste to a certain extent. This thesis aims to establish a design concept of a blind box for a new shopping platform starting from discussing the historical background of the blind box, using the feasibility analysis method, and studying the users’ needs. The software process design and database design were implemented according to different needs. Through feasibility analysis, requirements analysis, and process flow analysis, the result is that developing the Blind Box application is feasible, letting the overall design of the application meet the needs of users. On the other hand, this thesis makes the developers who will develop similar software in the future have a clearer understanding, so as to continuously improve the program to achieve a complete from.

  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Tusaite, Karolina; Bendtsen, Michael Abdullah Mølgaard; Larsen, Thomas Bøg Rovatti; Filipiak, Konrad Robert; Svendsen, Emil Back;
    Publisher: Roskilde University
    Country: Denmark

    This paper explores and analyses the impact that the COVID-19 pandemicexerted on the well-being of workers in a Danish company - Hobbii. As a means ofachieving the specified end, we took an interpretivist approach towards thequalitative data we collected through employing semi-structured interviews amongthe current and former workers of Hobbii’s distribution centre, which revolved aroundinvestigating their group affective tones during various phases of the pandemic. Ourfindings showed a crucial and significant change, with the group affective tone ofworkers shifting from very positive to very negative in a blink of an eye, right uponthe emergence of the virus in Denmark. This phenomenon was moreover reinforcedin time by the economic boom that the company experienced due to COVID-19,which initiated substantial alterations of the corporate politics. The warehousetherefore metamorphosed unrecognisably.

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  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Hahn, James Robert;
    Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
    Country: United States

    Currently, the entire globe is affected by the COVID-19 pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2(SCV2). The ability to detect, monitor and assess the spread of the virus is imperative to controlling the effects of the pandemic. In order to meet the need for global testing, several methods have been developed. As a complement to individual testing, wastewater-based epidemiology represents a low-cost way to estimate the prevalence of the virus in a community. This information can be used to influence public policy regarding viral mitigation measures. This thesis documents our efforts at implementing wastewater testing in Santa Cruz County over the past 18 months. We sampled from the Watsonville Wastewater Treatment Plant on a weekly basis and quantified the presence of SCV2 using reverse transcriptase digital PCR normalized to Pepper Mild Mottle Virus (PMMV). Our data showed a large discrepancy between reported case counts and SCV2 in wastewater. This data also revealed seasonal variation in PMMV, potentially hindering it as a reliable normalizer. In addition to our sewage work, we performed masked-based sampling for Pacific Elementary School and documented a probable positive. This work demonstrates the potential of sewage sampling for SARS-CoV-2 and some of the current unmet challenges in both sewage sampling and pandemic response as a whole.

  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Meidutė-Kavaliauskienė, Ieva; Butvilas, Tomas;

    This publication analyzes the situation of businesses in the context of global pandemics. Business is an integral part of everyday life, facing risks and challenges daily, and in rare cases, such as pandemics and quarantine. Therefore, it is necessary for companies to have a contingency plan in place to deal with unexpected or expected challenges, i.e. what activities it would be possible to reorient to, how to perform activities by working remotely etc. Both the public sector and the private sector are closely interlinked. And every new environmental factor, be it state regulation, technological development, or the changing needs of humanity, and in this case, pandemic and quarantine, affects business in one way or another and leads to the success of some, the failure of others. At present, the coronavirus Covid-19, which is spreading all over the world, and the quarantine introduced in many countries are of great importance to business. This paper also presents a small-scale qualitative research data showing the impact on different types of businesses in Lithuania. The main scope of this paper is measuring the level of impact of the pandemic COVID-19 for businesses in Lithuania. Methods were used as follows: i) analysis, comparison and interpretation of scientific literature and documents; ii) qualitative approach applying structured interview with selected leaders/managers of the companies in Lithuania.

  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Nzimande Ntombifuthi P.; El Tantawi Maha; Zuñiga Roberto Ariel Abeldaño; Opoku-Sarkodie Richmond; Brown Brandon; Ezechi Oliver C.; Uzochukwu Benjamin S. C.; Ellakany Passent; Aly Nourhan M.; Nguyen Annie Lu; +1 more
    Country: Hungary
  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Tan, Ryan Kye Han;
    Publisher: Nanyang Technological University
    Country: Singapore

    The container shipping industry saw unprecedented growth during the Covid-19 pandemic which saw soaring freight rates and profits. As more container shipping companies are starting to utilize the capital market, this research paper will therefore aim to assess the attractiveness of container shipping as an investment asset class from the perspective of an equity investor. This is the first of three volumes focusing on assessing the attractiveness of stock investment in public container shipping companies through a quantitative analysis of historical data. All data used in the course of research was retrieved from reputable and databases and reports by Bloomberg Intelligence, Clarksons Research, TradeWinds, and the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Comparison of historical returns to market average was used to determine the relative performance of container shipping stocks to market average across a span of 12 years from 2010 to 2021. Correlation analysis was then conducted to identify potential indicators of future share price performance that could be used to guide investor decisions. Overall, the results show that stock investment in container shipping generates returns that fall below market average with the exception of 2021 which saw extremely high returns corresponding to the Covid-19 pandemic. It was also found that container freight indexes were key indicators of overall share price performance. However, since this volume is an analysis of past performance, it is not sufficient to predict how container shipping will perform within the investment horizon of the next five years, thus necessitating further investigation in subsequent volumes. Bachelor of Science (Maritime Studies)

  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Lipton, Briony; Basu, Sulagna;
    Publisher: The Gender Equality in Working Life Initiative
    Country: Australia

    Dress code is standard in the Australian public sector, with smart business casual the norm. However, over the last two years, as many workers relocated to the home office, bedroom or kitchen table during the COVID-19 pandemic , work attire has taken on new meaning. A key but under-researched advantage of remote working has been the relaxing in many professions dress codes, with ‘COVID casual’ becoming the norm for many workers. This report highlights the role of dress codes, appearance, and aesthetics in the Australian public sector and the refashioning of professional attire in the age of remote work.

  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Starrfelt, Jostein; Danielsen, Anders Skyrud; Buanes, Eirik Alnes; Juvet, Lene Kristine; Lyngstad, Trude Marie; Rø, Gunnar Øyvind Isaksson; Veneti, Lamprini; Watle, Sara Sofie Viksmoen; Meijerink, Hinta;
  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Asche, Frank; Straume, Hans-Martin; Garlock, Taryn M.; Johansen, Ulf; Kvamsdal, Sturla Furunes; Nygård, Rune; Pincinato, Ruth B. M.; Tveterås, Ragnar;
    Publisher: EDP Sciences

    A rapidly growing literature shows that COVID-19 and the measures to contain the spread of the virus can have significant market impacts for seafood. These can be interruptions of production, or reductions in demand directly or indirectly due to supply chain challenges. In this paper we investigate the potential impacts of COVID-19 on seafood exports from Norway, the world's second largest seafood exporter, using highly detailed data from 2016 through May 2021. These data allow us to assess upstream impacts in the seafood supply chain close to the producer level in aggregate and by main sector, impacts on the largest products, and the extent to which export firm structure and export markets served have changed. We find very few impacts in aggregate as well as for individual products, suggesting that the markets and supply chains used by Norwegian seafood exports were sufficiently robust and flexible to accommodate the shocks created by COVID-19. Given Norway's size as a seafood exporter, the impact of COVID-19 has likely been moderate upstreams for a number of seafood sectors around the world, especially those in wealthy nations, with opportunities balancing out challenges, and that the supply chains have been highly resilient.

  • Other research product . Other ORP type . 2022
    Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Berge, Ola K; Sigurjónsson, Njörður; Hansen, Louise Ejgod;
  • Other research product . 2022
    Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Li, Yinan;
    Country: Finland

    Driven by the global COVID-19 epidemic, an increasing number of people choose online shopping to reduce unnecessary physical contact. The traditional takeaway applications are too simple and lack interaction between sellers and customers, which currently consists of customers just ordering what they want from the online shop. We need to invent a new way of shopping online to change this interaction. Besides it can also alleviate the contradiction between promoting consumption and reducing waste to a certain extent. This thesis aims to establish a design concept of a blind box for a new shopping platform starting from discussing the historical background of the blind box, using the feasibility analysis method, and studying the users’ needs. The software process design and database design were implemented according to different needs. Through feasibility analysis, requirements analysis, and process flow analysis, the result is that developing the Blind Box application is feasible, letting the overall design of the application meet the needs of users. On the other hand, this thesis makes the developers who will develop similar software in the future have a clearer understanding, so as to continuously improve the program to achieve a complete from.

  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Tusaite, Karolina; Bendtsen, Michael Abdullah Mølgaard; Larsen, Thomas Bøg Rovatti; Filipiak, Konrad Robert; Svendsen, Emil Back;
    Publisher: Roskilde University
    Country: Denmark

    This paper explores and analyses the impact that the COVID-19 pandemicexerted on the well-being of workers in a Danish company - Hobbii. As a means ofachieving the specified end, we took an interpretivist approach towards thequalitative data we collected through employing semi-structured interviews amongthe current and former workers of Hobbii’s distribution centre, which revolved aroundinvestigating their group affective tones during various phases of the pandemic. Ourfindings showed a crucial and significant change, with the group affective tone ofworkers shifting from very positive to very negative in a blink of an eye, right uponthe emergence of the virus in Denmark. This phenomenon was moreover reinforcedin time by the economic boom that the company experienced due to COVID-19,which initiated substantial alterations of the corporate politics. The warehousetherefore metamorphosed unrecognisably.