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Oct 31 2009

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香港

 

1. 智慧齒(2) 阻生問題  [都市日報] 2009-10-29 P22 健康 健康口腔

2. 牙骹知識你要知  [香港經濟日報] 2009-10-29 C08 健康 健康——智慧牙醫 吳子傑 牙科醫生

3. 口腔味道 揭示健康問題  [香港經濟日報] 2009-10-27 C04 健康 健康黃錫蓮

4. 善用牙綫護口腔  [星島日報] 2009-10-26 E08 健康港 健康夠格 Ann

5. 了解箍牙程序 給孩子做準備11-13  [明報] 2009-10-25 D04 HAPPY PAMA

6. 敏感牙齒 對症揀牙膏  [置業家居] 2009-10-24 056 健康Life 陳婉儀

7. 懶理敏感牙齒牙髓隨時受損  刷牙不正確牙周炎磨牙都是成因  [蘋果日報] 2009-10-23 A15 健康與醫療

8. 抗敏牙膏非靈藥 徵詢醫生勿亂買  [頭條日報] 2009-10-23 P36 港聞

9. 琺瑯質牙齦受損引致 困擾七成病人 牙齒敏感延醫或要杜牙根  [am730] 2009-10-23 M28 健康

10. 嚴重侵蝕琺瑯質飲白酒最易爛牙  [蘋果日報] 2009-10-22 A24 環球Pop-up

11. 牙周病與慢性呼吸道疾病  [香港經濟日報] 2009-10-22 C08 健康 健康——智慧牙醫 吳子傑 牙科醫生

12. 醫療短波牙周病或致關節炎  [蘋果日報] 2009-10-22 A14 健康與醫療

 [Source: Wisenews]

 

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Oct 30 2009

US Historical Immigration Trends

From its inception, the United States has been a country of immigrants. These charts focus on immigration patterns and characteristics of the immigrant population through time. By placing immigration to the United States in its broader historic context, the characteristics of today’s migration flows and the immigrant communities they establish can be better understood.

Click on the bullet points below for more information:

Immigration to the United States: A Historical Perspective

Immigrant Source Countries Since 1960

Immigrants in the US Labor Force

Children in Immigrant Families

Region of Birth of the Foreign Born

Age and Sex Distribution

Source: MPI

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Oct 30 2009

New subject homepages available to aid research

Emerald Group Publishing Limited have recently launched specific homepages for each of the management topics in which Emerald currently publishes.

It is hoped the pages can bring together subject communities and provide you with a valuable subject-specific resource in 22 key areas of research, including Healthcare Management, Industry and Public Sector Management and Tourism and Hospitality.

The pages feature information on key events within your field, such as major meetings and conferences. It provides taxonomy highlights from the Emerald portfolio, emphasizing the quality of the research available within that subject area. An array of useful links is also offered, providing you with easy access both to related areas of the Emerald portfolio and to pertinent institutions, societies and web pages.

Emerald’s product range has also expanded in a move to develop a more comprehensive offering at a subject level in the form of the Emerald Online Subject Collections. The new products bring together complementary book series and journal content, making it available to a greater readership.

To view the new subject homepages and for more information on the new Emerald Online Subject Collections please visit https://www.emeraldinsight.com/collections

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Oct 30 2009

New Maps of Residence of Mexican and Other Immigrants, Updated National and State Immigration Trends, and Immigrants in the Labor Market.

The fall brings not only colorful foliage and pumpkin pies but also much-awaited data from the US Census Bureau, providing a treasure trove of figures that quantify and help explain the lives of people living in this country, whether native or foreign born. This month, we are pleased to update three of our tools with just-released data from the 2008 American Community Survey.

Did you know:

* There were 37,960,935 foreign born in the United States — only slightly lower than the 38,059,694 reported in 2007. This is a dramatic departure from previous years when the number of immigrants in the United States increased by about one million persons per year.

* The share of immigrants in the total population also dropped slightly — from 12.6 percent in 2007 to 12.5 percent in 2008.

* Though immigrants in recent years have fanned out beyond the traditional gateway states, two out of every three immigrants lived in six states — California, New York, Texas, Florida, Illinois, and New Jersey — in 2008. In 1990, those same states accounted for 72.9 percent of all immigrants residing in the United States.

* North Carolina, Georgia, Nevada, and Arkansas were among 15 states that experienced more than 200 percent growth of their immigrant population between 1990 and 2008.

Check out our State Rankings Tables and the map of States with the Largest and Fastest-Growing Immigrant Populations that capture changes in the size of the immigrant population at the national and state levels between 1990 and 2008.

* In 2008, two in three immigrants (or 24.9 million) lived in just 20 metropolitan areas. There were 5.3 million immigrants in the New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA metro area and 4.4 million immigrants in the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA metro area. Together, these two metropolitan areas accounted for one quarter of all immigrants in the United States.

Check out our updated map showing the State Proportion of the Immigrant Population and Metropolitan Areas with 400,000 Immigrants or More to find out in which metropolitan areas nearly two in three immigrants lived in 2008.

* California was home to 37.3 percent of the 11.4 million Mexican immigrants living in the United States in 2008, followed by Texas, which accounted for 21 percent. About 1.8 million Mexican immigrants lived in one metropolitan area: Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA.

Check out our updated map showing the State Proportion of the Mexican Immigrant Population and Metropolitan Areas with 150,000 Mexican Immigrants or More to find out where else Mexican immigrants are concentrated. We also have maps showing other top origin groups Filipino, Indian, Chinese, Vietnamese, Salvadorean, and Korean born. There were at least 1 million immigrants from each of these six countries residing in the United States in 2008.

The pie chart Ten Source Countries with the Largest Populations: 2008 shows the top ten countries of origin and the chart Foreign-Born Population by Region of Birth: 1960 to 2008 displays the change over time by world region.

* The 16.3 million children of immigrants — both foreign and US born — accounted for nearly one in four children under age 18 in the United States in 2008. The share of children of immigrants among all children was double the national average (23.2 percent) in a traditional immigrant state California (49.6 percent) and 1.6 times higher in a new-growth state Nevada (37 percent). The Children Age 17 and under in Immigrant and Native Families by State table shows the change in size and share of children of immigrants in the nation and by state between 1990 and 2008.

* While immigrants accounted for 12.5 percent of the entire US population, they represented 15.7 percent (or 24.5 million) of the 156.2 million adults engaged in the civilian labor force in 2008. Since 1980 the share of immigrants in the US civilian labor force has more than doubled (from 6.7 percent to 15.7 percent).

Use our chart Foreign Born as a Percentage of the Total Population and of the Civilian Labor Force, 1970 to 2008 to display the changes over time. Click on “Download data as Excel file” to download the state-level data to create your own charts.

[Source: Migration Information Source–October 28, 2009]

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Oct 30 2009

Conferences on criminology

 

  1. National Environmental Crime Conference 2009
  2. 28 October 2009 – British Library, London, UK

    For more information visit: https://www.cscs.ucl.ac.uk/events-1/necc

  3. American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting
  4. 4-7 Novemeber, 2009 – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US
    For more information visit: https://www.asc41.com/annualmeeting.htm

  5. Annual Youth Justice Convention 2009
  6. 11-12 November 2009 – Southport , UK
    For more information visit: https://www.yjb.gov.uk/en-gb/Events/AnnualYouthJusticeConvention2009.htm?area=Corporate

  7. Police Governance and Accountability Conference
  8. 3-4 December – Limerick, Ireland
    For more information visit: https://www.law.ul.ie

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Oct 30 2009

Peter Townsend Memorial Conference

Peter Townsend Memorial Conference
Conway Hall
25 Red Lion Square
London, WC1 (nearest tube: Holborn)
Friday 20th November 2009
10.00am to 4.00pm

For free tickets please send an e-mail to: townsend-memorial@bristol.ac.uk

This free one day memorial conference for Peter Townsend will consist of four panels of speakers about Inequalities in Health, Older People, Poverty & Social Exclusion and Social Policy. The aim of the conference is to be forward looking rather than only reminiscing about the past. Speakers will be asked to spend at least half their time talking about what still needs to be done (both academically and politically) and how this can be achieved. Each session will have time for discussion.

Speakers will include:
Julio Boltvinik (El Colegio de México)
Jonathan Bradshaw (University of York)
Roger Bullock (Social Research Unit at Dartington)
Danny Dorling (University of Sheffield)
David Gordon (Townsend Centre for International Poverty Research)
Kate Green (Child Poverty Action Group)
Paddy Hillyard (Queen’s University, Belfast)
Hilary Land (University of Bristol)
Ruth Levitas (University of Bristol)
Roy Parker (Centre for Social Policy)
Allyson Pollock (University of Edinburgh)
Asuncion St.Clair (University of Bergen)
Randall Smith (University of Bristol)
Nick Spencer (University of Warwick)
Peter Taylor-Gooby (University of Kent)
Alan Walker (University of Sheffield)
Margaret Whitehead (University of Liverpool)
Nicola Yeates (Open University)

This memorial conference is designed to complement the memorial celebration that will be held at St Martins in the Field, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 4JJ, between 11.00am and 12.30pm on Thursday 19th November – all are invited.

The conference is being supported by Academy of Social Sciences, British Academy, Child Poverty Action Group, Comparative Research Programme on Poverty, Fabian Society, Social Policy Association, Social Research Unit at Dartington and the University of Bristol.

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Oct 30 2009

Resources from Stanford University and Harvard University

  1. Hoover Digest
  2. Started in 1996, the Hoover Digest is a quarterly publication that features writing on politics, economics, and history from the minds of scholars and researchers affiliated with the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. Visitors to the Digest’s homepage will find an illustration of the current issue’s cover, flanked on one side by a listing of the featured articles. Further down on the site, users will find a list of the “Most Viewed” articles, along with links to the “Most Printed”, “Most Emailed”, and “Most Saved” pieces. Along the right-side of the homepage, visitors can elect to browse by topic, date, or author. The topic list is exhaustive, and it includes areas such as “Flat Tax”, “Constitution”, “Law Enforcement”, and “Arms Control”. Finally, visitors can also sign up to receive a free print copy of the Digest. [KMG]

  3. The Writing Center at Harvard University
  4. The Writing Center at Harvard University is perhaps the oldest formal writing center at an American university, and their complementary website presents a valuable trove of instructional handouts for writers young and old. On this page, visitors will find over a dozen helpful handouts with titles such as “How to Read an Assignment”, “Essay Structure”, “Developing a Thesis”, “Summary”, and “Revising the Draft”. Each piece is written in clear prose, and the advice offered is sound and practical. Also, visitors should note that the site also includes a link to Harvard’s guide to citation and integration of sources, “Writing with Sources”, and a selection of links to other related writing style guides. [KMG]

[Source: The Scout Report, Volume 15, Number 42, October 23, 2009]

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Oct 29 2009

Holocaust Encyclopedia

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) has some tremendous online resources, and the recent addition of the Holocaust Encyclopedia continues in this tradition. The interactive Encyclopedia includes hundreds of articles that cover topics like the Third Reich, refugees, ghettos, and the liberation of Nazi camps. Each entry contains hypertext links to other entries and relevant resources, including timelines, photo galleries, and primary source documents. Visitors can use the “Browse Articles” to get started, and they should also note that the articles are available in French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Turkish, Arabic, and six other languages. In the “Additional Resources” section, visitors will find a link to “The Holocaust: A Learning Site for Students” and a complete “A-Z” list of all the articles.

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Oct 29 2009

The Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens

Palm Beach County in Southern Florida is the home of the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens.  For armchair travelers, the quickest way there is via their fine website, where some of their exhibitions and collections can be found. The “Collection” tab at the top of the page will take the visitor to over 1000 images of items in their collection, most of which are from the mid 19th century to the late 20th century, and are articles of daily Japanese life, such as bottles, door pulls, dolls, and foot warmers. Visitors should not miss the “Japanese Gardens” section of the website, as there is a photo gallery of the six gardens on the museums grounds.  The introduction to the gardens state that the Journal of Japanese Gardening ranks these gardens eighth out of over 300 Japanese gardens outside of Japan.  There is a PDF of a “Garden Guide” available in English and Spanish, and the link to all of the photos of the gardens is in the middle of the “Japanese Gardens” page.

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Oct 29 2009

National Endowment for the Arts: Research Notes

Along with their sponsorship of various artistic endeavors, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) creates specialized analyses of topics of interest to policy-makers, arts administrators, and others with an interest in the arts. Their Research Notes papers can be found here, and visitors can browse the papers by the date of their release or by subject. Currently, there are almost 100 papers listed on the site. The first paper was released in 1982, and since then, the NEA has sponsored papers that include “College Course-Taking Patterns in the Arts”, “International Data on Government Spending on the Arts”, and “Public Participation in the Arts: 1982 and 1992”. Finally, the site also contains links to the NEA’s research brochures and a place where visitors can sign up to receive email updates about new research publications.

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