Posts published in Day: March 14, 2021

Around 11% of Latvians might have had coronavirus without knowing it

Sunday, March 14, 2021

Approximately 11% of Latvia’s population could have had Covid-19 without knowing it, according to a study by scientific institute BIOR, Latvian Television reported March 12. In addition, in the age group 7-10 years, as many as 19% of children could have had Covid-19 without symptoms. In order to explore the immunity of Latvian residents to the Covid-19 virus, researchers from the National Scientific Institute “BIOR”, the University of Latvia and…

It’s been a year since first state of emergency in Latvia

Sunday, March 14, 2021

March 12 marks exactly one year since the first state of emergency to curb the spread of coronavirus was announced in Latvia. This was done following the move by the World Health Organization on March 11, 2020 declaring a global pandemic. As LSM reported at the time, educational institutions were closed as of March 13 and large public gatherings of more than 200 people were banned. On March 12, 2020, Latvia…

Aviation’s Post-Crisis Recovery Series: Lithuanian Airports

Sunday, March 14, 2021

In the most recent instalment of International Airport Review’s exclusive series, Marius Gelžinis, CEO of Lithuanian Airports, is optimistic of the sector’s recovery post-COVID-19 as he evaluates the balance of passengers’ needs and desire to travel, while keeping safety as the highest priority. The COVID-19 pandemic has been completely unprecedented in its impact on the aviation industry. How has it impacted Lithuanian Airports? Without a doubt, 2020 was a period…

European manufacturing breakthrough stifled by over-engineered industrial robots

Sunday, March 14, 2021

Manufacturers in Europe struggle with new automation and robotisation solutions as the technologies they deploy do not provide the desired return on investment and often end up standing idle. Torsten Christensen, partner and co-founder at ChangeForce, a Danish industrial consultancy firm, states that this could be changed by shifting focus towards standardised robots in-house employees would be capable of tuning. Although European manufacturers were keen to increase operational efficiency and…