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Feb 28 2013

牙科新聞

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16–28 February 2013

香港

 

1. 扁桃腺生石惹口臭  [壹週刊] 2013-02-28 A086-088 優質生活 頭號健康

2. 專家護齒有法 港人乏牙檢  [星島日報] 2013-02-27 E08 健康港 Seechai

3. 牙科資助僅370長者獲批 議員斥關愛基金條例太緊  [新報] 2013-02-26 A09

4. 刮損口腔染惡菌 散件易甩卡氣管 潮戴假牙箍真  [太陽報] 2013-02-25 A01 港聞 頭

5. 箍牙減食助瘦身得啖笑  [太陽報] 2013-02-25 A01 港聞

6. 區會億元撥款 倡資助長者睇牙  [太陽報] 2013-02-24 A12

7. 中醫辨治夜間磨牙(1  [成報] 2013-02-23 C07 親子幫 專欄.醫師欣語 鍾詠

8. 四招讓口臭遠離你  [成報] 2013-02-18 A09 醫健 保健小百科

9. 氟質鞏固骨骼護齒  [星島日報] 2013-02-18 E08 健康港 健營學

 

 [Source: Wisenews]

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Feb 27 2013

New Acquisitions Hightlights

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Problem-based learning in clinical education: the next generation / Susan Bridges, Colman McGrath, Tara L. Whitehill, editors.

D 610.711 P9

Developed in the context of health sciences education in the late 1960s, problem-based learning (PBL) is now widely deployed as an education methodology. Its problem-solving, collaborative, student-centred ethos is seen as a more appropriate system of pedagogy than earlier ‘chalk-and-talk’ modes. Focusing on its use in clinical education, this collection of recent scholarship on PBL examines the ways in which PBL is both conceived and implemented in clinical education. The work has a dual emphasis, research-driven on the one hand, while on the other assessing new methodologies to explore how problem-based curricula support the achievement of students’ learning outcomes in the context of clinical education. The chapters draw on studies that explore PBL both theoretically and empirically. The volume’s eclecticism capitalises on the growing body of empirical research into PBL evaluations. It balances this with studies analysing the relatively new area of discourse-based research on PBL-in-action, whose focus has been to interrogate the ‘how’ of student learning in curricula with PBL content.This publication will be of interest to clinical teachers, curriculum designers and those interested in innovations in the scholarship of teaching and learning in PBL curricula.

 

A clinical guide to oral medicine / Michael A.O. Lewis, Philip-John Lamey.

D 617.66 L22

A major revision of this well-respected book, this new clinical guide has been completely rewritten to reflect important changes that have occurred since the publication of the second edition.

Information on specific drugs recommended for use in the treatment has been increased to include details of dosage and frequency and three new chapters have been added, covering oral medicine at extremes of age, adverse drug reactions and the orofacial tissues and prescribing.

The remaining chapters have been completely revised and updated in line with developments in our knowledge of emerging conditions, diseases and symptoms and well as new drugs and their regimens. Copiously illustrated with full colour photographs and written in a reader-friendly style, the book guides a path through the everyday problems encountered in general practice as well as the less frequently seen and more serious lesions.

 

Risk assessment and oral diagnostics in clinical dentistry / Dena J. Fischer, Nathaniel S. Treister, Andres Pinto.

D 617.662 F52

This clinical guide contains succinct and detailed text with visual aids regarding how to obtain and perform diagnostic tests, how to interpret these tests, and the implications of tests results upon the management of medically complex dental patients and patients with oral conditions. Color photographs show conditions, testing equipment, and test results. An appendix highlights the ten most common oral medicine disorders encountered in dental practice.

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Feb 27 2013

Webinar: Optimizing ESG Factors in Portfolio Construction - March 21, 2013

 

RiskMetrics (through ISS Governance Services) provides corporate governance data and we subscribe their Directors Data through WRDS:


RiskMetrics. Directors data request [electrionic resource].

http://library.hku.hk/record=b4187090

 

You may also wish to find that they provide the following free Webinar now:

 

Optimizing ESG Factors in Portfolio Construction

Date: THURSDAY, MARCH 21, 2013

Time: 8:00AM PDT / 11:00AM EDT / 3:00PM GMT / 4:00PM CET / 7:00PM GST

Note: Hong Kong Time – March 21, 2013 (Thursday) 11:00PM

 

For the last two decades, institutional investors have debated whether considering Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors can lead to better financial returns.

 

We will examine how MSCI ESG Intangible Value Assessment (IVA) ratings by MSCI ESG Research can be combined with the Barra Global Equity Model (GEM3) to build optimized portfolios with improved ESG ratings. The risk model allows us to separate systematic sources of active return - that is, common factor contributions - from asset specific return sources associated with IVA scores. While our study was designed primarily as an enhanced indexing exercise, focused on achieving benchmark returns comparable to the MSCI World Index, we also found three possible strategies during the observed period that can raise ESG ratings and improve active returns with minimal effects on benchmark tracking error. The currently available dataset allowed us to compare these three strategies over the volatile market cycle from February 2007 through December 2012.

 

Which of these strategies attained the best performance results and how did they compare?

  • ESG worst-in-class exclusion
  • ESG best-in-class overweighting
  • ESG momentum toward ratings improvements

 

Please join us for an interactive webinar on ‘Optimizing ESG Factors in Portfolio Construction.’ Our experts from MSCI ESG Research, MSCI Risk Management Analytics (RMA) and MSCI Portfolio Management Analytics (PMA) will outline how under- and overweighting ESG ratings in portfolio construction can lead to better, risk-adjusted returns through application of MSCI’s risk management analysis tool, BarraOne, and portfolio management tool, Barra Portfolio Manager.

Read the latest MSCI Applied Research paper on ‘Optimizing ESG Factors in Portfolio Construction’.

 

 

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Feb 27 2013

Southeast Asian Markets Take Center-Stage in 2013

Regional News from Euromonitor International: Focus on Asia Pacific

 

New Era in Southeast Asia as Fraser & Neave Takeover Saga Reaches Conclusion

With Thai billionaire Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi now in full control of Singapore’s Fraser & Neave following a US$11.2 billion deal, the outlines of a new competitive landscape in Southeast Asia have begun to emerge. The months-long standoff between Charoen and a group headed by Indonesia’s billionaire Riady family serves as a microcosm of this new environment, with vast, often family-owned…

 

FEMSA’s Latest Acquisition Shows Potential for Soft Drinks and Retail

Latin American bottler Coca-Cola FEMSA recently finalised its 51% acquisition of Coca-Cola Bottlers Philippines Inc (CCBPI) from the Coca-Cola Company. While FEMSA has been active in acquiring competing bottlers across Latin America, this marked the Mexico based company’s first foray overseas.

 

Podcast: P&G Pushing the Ambi Pur Brand in Vietnam

Procter & Gamble has historically lagged behind Unilever in terms of sales in the Southeast Asian markets, but P&G is now turning their focus on the region, creating innovate ways to boost sales. Most recently, P&G caught our attention…

 

 

For up-to-date research insights from Asia Pacific, connect with us at the Euromonitor Asia Pacific Linked In Group . Pose questions to our experts, share your market observations and predictions for the region, impart your tips and tricks, and join in thought-provoking discussions.

 

Euromonitor International provides you more insight via their GMID database:  


Global Market Information Database (GMID)

http://library.hku.hk/record=b3755585


This database contains over a million demographic, economic and marketing statistics for more than 200 countries worldwide. It is restricted to current HKU staff and students only.

 

 

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Feb 21 2013

Latest Resources from Migration Informatio​n Source

Feature
The Opening of Burmese Borders: Impacts on Migration
Burma, a resources-rich yet impoverished nation also known as Myanmar, rejoined the international community in 2011 after a military junta loosened its grip. Before the Southeast Asian nation opened its borders, Burmese migrated primarily for low-paid, clandestine work in Thailand but also as a result of violence and natural disasters. This article explores how the country’s recent transition has impacted Burmese migration flows.

Policy Beat
Immigration Reform Returns to Center Stage of US Politics
Immigration reform is squarely back on the agenda in Washington, with the unveiling of plans for major reform of the US immigration system by the White House and a bipartisan group of senators known as the Gang of Eight. This article explores the policy and political aspects of this fast-moving debate, examines an uptick in apprehensions of illegal crossers, and more.

[Source: Migration Information Source]

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Feb 21 2013

New publication is available at the Scout Report!

Inside the Psychologist’s Studio Videos

The Association for Psychological Science (APS) is offering this terrific set of interviews and conversations with prominent psychologists to the general public. Currently, there are nine interviews available here, which visitors can read about to determine how to start. One particularly noteworthy conversation is between Nobel Laureate and APS Fellow Daniel Kahneman and Professor Richard Thaler of the University of Chicago. During the conversation, they talk about the relationship between psychology and economics, and offer thoughts on academic controversies and collaborations. The other individuals interviewed here include National Medal of Science winner Gordon Bower, Janet Taylor Spence, and Michael Gazzaniga.

[Source: Scout Report, Volume 19, Number 7, February 15, 2013]

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Feb 21 2013

Latest articles published in Foreign Policy

  1. Westward Ho!
  2. The End of the Latin American Left
  3. Love Is a Battlefield
  4. What Richard III Can Teach Us Today
  5. What to Expect from a North Korean Nuclear Test
  6. Don’t Fear the Migrants
  7. Hate Obama’s Drone War?
  8. What George W. Bush Did Right
  9. Inside the Islamic Emirate of Timbuktu
  10. Liplomacy
  11. How does the U.S. minimum wage compare to those around the world?
  12. Military Brain Drain

[Source: Foreign Policy, 4th - 14th February 2013]

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Feb 21 2013

Free topical journal articles from Policy Press

Free topical journal articles of the month of February are:

[Source: The Policy Press]

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Feb 21 2013

Latest Resources from Migration Informatio​n Source

Feature
“Suddenly, Migration Was Everywhere”: The Conception and Future Prospects of the Global Migration Group
Several international initiatives were launched in the 1990s and 2000s in response to the steady development of migration policy and governance in the international arena. One such initiative, the Global Migration Group, an inter-agency group, has received scant attention from scholars. This article provides a critical analysis of its genesis, functioning, and future.

Spotlight
Frequently Requested Statistics on Immigrants and Immigration in the United States
The US immigrant population — estimated at 40.4 million in 2011 — is the nation’s historical numeric high, and it is also the largest in the world. About 20 percent of all international migrants reside in the United States, even as the country accounts for less than 5 percent of the world’s population. Find out more top statistics on immigrants and immigration in the United States in this article which presents the latest, most interesting data in one easy-to-use resource.

[Source: Migration Information Source]

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Feb 20 2013

New Acquisitions Hightlights

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Mandibular suction-effective denture and BPS: a complete guide / Jiro Abe, Kyoko Kokubo, Koji Sato.

D 617.632 A13

Despite the rising clinical reliance on implant therapy to treat edentulism, the vast majority of patients can only afford dentures and need practitioners who can offer this important treatment option with competence. However, fewer practitioners than ever are incorporating advancements in denture fabrication into their practice. This book presents a dramatic new approach to complete denture prosthetics that combines a simple four-step fabrication technique with effective mandibular suction. Using the Biofunctional Prosthetic System (BPS) in an easy-to-learn clinical technique, the authors explain, step-by-step, how to fabricate a BPS denture and then outline the procedure necessary for fabricating a suction-effective denture. A new approach to impression taking is outlined that uses a frame cut-back tray to record the specific anatomical features of dental soft tissue and the underlying bony structures and to minimize any distortion. This impression technique allows for a more accurate denture form and, thus, better denture suction. Included are discussions related to the management of complex cases of total edentulism in both the maxilla and mandible as well as instruction on esthetic enhancement of the patient. A great resource for any clinician looking to complete their understanding of denture fabrication.

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