Posts By: Hameedah M Ibrahim

  • Social Sciences and Humanities

    Role of boards in setting executive director’s compensation

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    Introduction Board members are the fiduciaries who steer the organisation towards a sustainable future by adopting sound, ethical and legal governance and financial management policies as well as by making sure the organisation has adequate resources to advance its mission. The director/executive compensation environment continues to evolve and the benchmarked best practices continue to change. Besides… Read more »

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    Climate Change

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    Introduction Climate change refers to significant, long-term changes in the global climate. The global climate is the connected system of sun, earth and oceans, wind, rain and snow, forests, deserts and savannas, and everything people do, too. Changes in the global climate and resultant changes to land areas, oceans and coastal regions impact us and… Read more »

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    Ageing & Longevity

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    Introduction According to the World Health Organization (WHO), health refers to the physical, mental and social wellbeing of people. Healthy ageing is defined as developing and maintaining optimal health and functions in older adults in a society. It can be achieved through the safeguard of communities, active promotion of health and wellbeing, healthcare services and… Read more »

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    Indian National Army (INA)

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    Introduction This resource guide lists some resources on the Indian National Army (INA) and prominent INA leader, Subhas Chandra Bose, which are available in the Lee Kong Chian Reference Library. The Indian National Army (INA) was formed in Singapore in February 1942. At the urging of their Japanese captors, almost 20,000 Indian prisoners-of-war had come… Read more »

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    Effectiveness of Nonprofit Board

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    Introduction  The nonprofits sector is the sum of private, voluntary, nonprofit organisations and associations. Nonprofit organisations rely heavily on their governing board of directors to provide leadership, strategic guidance and financial oversight. The nonprofit community continues to grow and the services provided by these organisations have become a critical part of our society. This is… Read more »

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    Usability on the Web

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    Introduction Usability is generally defined as the ease in which a product or application can be learned and used efficiently. Products with high usability allow users to accomplish specified goals effectively, and with a high degree of satisfaction. According to Jakob Nielsen, a leading expert in usability studies, usability is far more important on the… Read more »

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    Psychology

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    Introduction [Image] [online] taken from Charley Parker (2006, May 7). On the couch: cartoons from The New Yorker. Retrieved on March 27, 2017 from: http://linesandcolors.com/2006/05/07/on-the-couch-cartoons-from-the-new-yorker/ This resource guide provides a broad overview of psychology and lists library materials and online resources that can help you to understand more about the subject. Psychology originates from the Greek word pschye,… Read more »

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    Introduction to Military Science

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    Introduction The field of military science covers the theory and practice of maintaining and improving a military force and its competitive edge in peace and during war. The field involves multi-disciplinary subjects like politics, economics, psychology, social science, science and technology. This resource guide will focus on strategy and technology used, research and development, within the… Read more »

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    Environment Champion

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    Introduction This resource guide is specially compiled to assist teachers and students in their research efforts focussing on the topic of environment. For easy reference, the resources are grouped according to the formats in which the information are presented. They are (a)Books and Online Resources (b) Posters and Videos and (c) Lesson Plans and E-Games…. Read more »

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    Air Pollution

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    Introduction Air pollution is the accumulation in the atmosphere of substances that in sufficient concentrations, degrade ecosystems and endanger human health. Most air pollution is caused by human activities, but certain natural processes such as a forest fire can pollute the air. Pollutants and Sources  The following substances are common air pollutants: Carbon monoxide, an… Read more »