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2023 Gas and Oil Technology Showcase and Conference, GOTS 2023 ; 2023.
Article in English | Scopus | ID: covidwho-2314441

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The Coronavirus pandemic challenged most industries in ways unimaginable, forcing people to consider a variety of operational models which were previously unthinkable. UEP also adapted a Work-From-Home (WFH) model for its office-based staff to ensure operational continuity. A few months into the Pandemic, discussions at UEP were initiated to determine how the organization intends to manage office resumption once the Pandemic eases. A holistic strategy was devised to seek inputs of stake holders, research global and local trends to arrive at an informed decision. The findings indicated that while globally there were discussions around New Normal the local companies were generally not inclined in changing the way they work. UEP also sought feedback on the work-from-home setup from its employees via pulse survey and focus groups. Based on the results and multiple deliberations it was decided to move towards a hybrid model as the New Normal for UEP. A key focus area throughout the process was the impact on employees and the subsequent impact on Talent Management at UEP. This paper will discuss the series of events which led to the formalization of the "New Normal for UEP" and how it has impacted UEP's Talent Management. The paper will also briefly touch upon the post implementation feedback and lessons learnt from focus groups and highlight areas of improvement to fine tune the working model to what suits UEP best. Copyright © 2023, Society of Petroleum Engineers.

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Borsa Istanbul Review ; 23(1):1-21, 2023.
Article in English | Web of Science | ID: covidwho-2310073

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Because of the increasing importance of and demand for ethical investment, this paper investigates the dynamics of connectedness between sustainable and Islamic investment in nineteen countries that represent developed and emerging financial markets worldwide. To this end, we apply models proposed by Diebold and Yilmaz and Barunik and Krehlik to explore the overall and frequency-based connectedness between selected ethical investments. Our results reveal evidence of a moderate to strong intra country-level connectedness between sustainable and Is-lamic investment and limited cross-country connectedness between ethical investments. The time-varying connectedness analysis suggests enhanced connectedness during periods of market-wide turmoil, such as the European debt crisis, the Chinese financial crisis, and the COVID-19 pandemic. Moreover, the COVID-19 subsample analysis shows an enhanced and idiosyncratic country-level and cross-country connectedness structure between ethical investments, indicating the evolving nature of the relationship between sustainable and Islamic investment. Copyright (c) 2022 Borsa Istanbul Anonim S,irketi . Published by Elsevier B.V. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/).

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Pharmacy Education ; 20(2):19-20, 2020.
Article in English | EMBASE | ID: covidwho-2218212

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Final year pharmacy students were asked to prepare and post an online questionnaire about COVID-19 to evaluate the knowledge, attitude and practice of the Egyptian people in relation to the pandemic. Each student, using Google Forms, distributed the questionnaire. By giving a unique code to every student, the course team were able to track the activities and responses received to each questionnaire. All students were given one week to gather as many responses as possible. Responses were then filtered for any duplications by the course team. Each student was given the responses connected to their own code to work on and analyse. Finally, every student was asked to present their data as a PowerPoint presentation and comment on their results. Copyright © 2020 FIP.

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Annals of King Edward Medical University Lahore Pakistan ; 27(1):150-153, 2021.
Article in English | Web of Science | ID: covidwho-1353148

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COVID-19 has left a significant impact on clinical research. With previously ongoing research coming to a halt, researchers directed their attention to COVID-19 related research. The quality of research published has been inadequate at large for multiple reasons discussed in this manuscript. One hopes that common sense will prevail and quality of research will continue to improve.

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Resources Policy ; 72, 2021.
Article in English | Scopus | ID: covidwho-1199047

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In this study, we present the evidence of dramatic changes in the structure and time-varying patterns of volatility connectedness across equities and major commodities (oil, gold, silver and natural gas) in the US economy before and during the COVID-19 outbreak. We utilize high frequency 5-min trading data of most actively traded US ETFs to construct the volatility connectedness network. We compute the intraday volatility estimates using MCS-GARCH model and then employ Diebold and Yilmaz (2012) spillover index approach to approximate volatility spillovers between the financial markets. Our main findings showcase significant impact of COVID-19 pandemic on the volatility linkages of financial markets as the volatility connectedness among the different assets peaked during the outbreak. Other findings and implications of the study are further discussed. © 2021 The Authors

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J Biomol Struct Dyn ; 40(17): 7702-7713, 2022 10.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1147890

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A respiratory pandemic known as coronavirus disease-19 (COVID-19) has created havoc since it emerged from Wuhan, China. COVID-19 is caused by a newly emerged SARS coronavirus (SARS-CoV) with increased pathogenicity named severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2). Due to the lack of understanding of the mechanism of pathogenesis, an effective therapeutic option is unavailable. Epidemics described in Unani ancient literature include nazla-e-wabai and humma-e-wabai, and most of the symptoms of COVID-19 resemble nazla-e-wabai. Hence, in light of Unani literature, the treatment of COVID-19 can be managed with the composites prescribed in Unani medicine for nazla-e-wabai. In this study, a structure-based drug design approach was carried out to check the effectiveness of the pharmacologically active constituents of the Unani composites prescribed to treat nazla-e-wabai against SARS-CoV-2. We performed molecular docking of the active constituents of these composites against the main protease (Mpro), a potential drug target in SARS-CoV-2. Using detailed molecular docking analysis, Habb-ul-aas and Tabasheer were identified as potential inhibitors of SARS-CoV-2 Mpro. The active constituents of both these composites bind to the substrate-binding pocket of SARS-CoV-2 Mpro, forming interactions with key residues of the binding pocket. Molecular dynamics (MD) simulation suggested the binding of active constituents of Habb-ul-aas with SARS-CoV-2 Mpro with a strong affinity as compared to the constituents of Tabasheer. Thus, this study sheds light on the use of these Unani composites in COVID-19 therapeutics.Communicated by Ramaswamy H. Sarma.


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COVID-19 Drug Treatment , SARS-CoV-2 , Coronavirus 3C Proteases , Humans , Molecular Docking Simulation , Molecular Dynamics Simulation , Peptide Hydrolases/metabolism , Protease Inhibitors/chemistry , Protease Inhibitors/pharmacology , Viral Nonstructural Proteins/chemistry
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Pharmacy Education ; 20(2):19-20, 2020.
Article in English | Web of Science | ID: covidwho-1100534

ABSTRACT

Final year pharmacy students were asked to prepare and post an online questionnaire about COVID-19 to evaluate the knowledge, attitude and practice of the Egyptian people in relation to the pandemic. Each student, using Google Forms, distributed the questionnaire. By giving a unique code to every student, the course team were able to track the activities and responses received to each questionnaire. All students were given one week to gather as many responses as possible. Responses were then filtered for any duplications by the course team. Each student was given the responses connected to their own code to work on and analyse. Finally, every student was asked to present their data as a PowerPoint presentation and comment on their results.

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