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Dr. Gregg L. Lage Dentist, Introduces Intraoral Camera Technology during Denver, CO, Dental Office

New intraoral camera record introduced during Dr. Gregg Lage’s dental bureau in Denver, CO, is assisting patients get a close-up perspective of their dental work and turn improved prepared about their verbal conditions that need to be treated.

Denver, CO (PRWEB) Jan 21, 2013

New intraoral camera record introduced during Dr. Gregg Lage’s dental bureau in Denver, CO, is assisting patients get a close-up perspective of their dental work and turn improved prepared about their verbal conditions that need to be treated.

Though X-ray have been many ordinarily used in dentistry to uncover images of oral

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New dental bureau construction authorized in Bethlehem Township


The Bethlehem Township Board of Commissioners unanimously authorized a fortitude extenuation redeeming capitulation for a construction of a two-story, 8,000 square-foot bureau building by Dr. Charles Wolfe, who is a dentist in a township, during Monday night’s meeting.

The trickery will be assembled on about 1.43 acres of skill and will underline a 33-space parking trickery on a southeast corner

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REUTERS MAGAZINE-The Swiss spin on a super-rich

Jan 21 (Reuters) – In Feb 2008, Thomas Minder, a Swiss

businessman whose family-owned association is best famous for its

old-fashioned herbal toothpaste, pounded his banker, UBS

Chairman Marcel Ospel, as if he were a form of realistic plaque.

At a shareholders’ assembly in Basel, he stormed a lectern as

Ospel addressed a crowd. Ospel’s bodyguards grappled with

Minder and wrestled him divided before he could land his symbolic

blow – he was perplexing to palm a embattled conduct of Switzerland’s

largest bank a firm duplicate of Swiss association law, that codifies

corporate temperance.

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REUTERS MAGAZINE-The Swiss turn on the super-rich

Jan 21 (Reuters) – In February 2008, Thomas Minder, a Swiss

businessman whose family-owned company is best known for its

old-fashioned herbal toothpaste, attacked his banker, UBS

Chairman Marcel Ospel, as if he were a form of stubborn plaque.

At a shareholders’ meeting in Basel, he stormed the podium as

Ospel addressed the crowd. Ospel’s bodyguards grappled with

Minder and wrestled him away before he could land his symbolic

blow – he was trying to hand the embattled head of Switzerland’s

largest bank a bound copy of Swiss company law, which codifies

corporate temperance.

“Gentlemen, you are responsible for the biggest write-downs

in Swiss corporate history,” Minder had railed just a few

minutes before, referring to UBS’s loss of $50 billion during

the subprime meltdown that prompted it to seek a government

bailout. “Put an end to the Americanization of UBS corporate


The bodyguards marched Minder out of the hall amid a chorus

of boos and jeers. Two months later, Ospel was gone, taking the

fall for UBS’s recklessness, but Minder’s campaign against big

bonuses had only just begun; shortly after Ospel was ousted,

Minder filed the 100,000 signatures needed to launch a

referendum to impose some of the tightest controls on executive

compensation in the world.

Of the top 100 Swiss companies, 49 give shareholders a

consulting vote on the pay of executives. A few other countries,

including the United States and Germany, have introduced

advisory “say on pay” votes in response to the anger over

inequality and corporate excess that drove the Occupy Wall

Street movement. Britain is also planning to implement rules in

late 2013 that will give shareholders a binding vote on pay and

“exit payments” at least every three years. Minder’s initiative

goes further, forcing all listed companies to have binding votes

on compensation for company managers and directors, and ban

golden handshakes and parachutes. It would also ban bonus

payments to managers if their companies are taken over, and

impose severe penalties – including possible jail sentences and

fines – for breaches of these new rules.

Despite strong opposition from the business elite, Minder’s

initiative is given a good chance of passing when it goes to a

vote on March 2. Even if his referendum fails, the country will

automatically adopt a counterproposal put forward by parliament

that would compel companies to hold votes on executive pay,

although the results would not be binding.

This is a stunning turn of events for the land of secret

bank accounts and carefully calibrated neutrality. Even though

most Swiss enjoy a very high standard of living, Minder’s

campaign has struck a chord in a proudly egalitarian country

increasingly unhappy with a growing class of super-rich unafraid

to flaunt their wealth. Combine that with an undercurrent of

xenophobia – many of the top-paid executives in Switzerland are

foreigners – and you have a volatile mix. In another sign of

discontent, parts of the country are also considering scrapping

the tax breaks that have lured wealthy foreigners such as

Formula One driver Michael Schumacher, pop stars Phil Collins

and Tina Turner, and Switzerland’s richest man, Ingvar Kamprad,

the Swedish founder of Ikea. “There is severe inequality that

one really senses, even if there is no abject poverty in

Switzerland,” says economist Hans Kissling, former head of the

Zurich statistics office, who has written a book warning that

the growing influence of the super-rich carries the risk of

turning Switzerland into a feudal state by undermining a

tradition of direct democracy that dates back to the Middle


Statistics say the Swiss are the richest people in the

world, with net financial assets of nearly $148,000 per capita.

That is a third more than the average for the next two

wealthiest nations-Japan and the United States. And when it

comes to distribution of income, Switzerland is one of the most

equal societies.

But the ownership of that wealth, including stocks or

physical assets such as land and housing, is much more unequally

shared in the nation, as is the trend elsewhere. The top 1

percent in Switzerland control more than a third of the nation’s

wealth, which is slightly larger than the share owned by the

richest 1 percent in the United States. Switzerland also has the

highest density of millionaires in the West, with 9.5 percent of

all households having $1 million or more, and the greatest

number of ultra-rich families – 366 households worth more than

$100 million. Ten percent of all the world’s billionaires live


This astounding concentration of wealth riles the Swiss,

although their economy has held up relatively well through the

financial crisis. For all its prosperity and success in

international banking, Switzerland is a country still firmly

rooted in its farming past, a nation with no history of monarchy

or even aristocracy. “Even though Swiss people earn good money

and have an average high salary, we also have a strong

traditional feeling about what is good corporate governance,”

Minder says as he sucks one of his company’s herbal throat

lozenges. “You can have your second home, you can drive your

Ferrari, you can eat your beef every day, but Swiss people are

middle class, with no extreme highs or lows.”

Minder is the epitome of the Swiss entrepreneurs whose small

businesses are the backbone of the country’s economy. They chide

big banks and other homegrown multinationals – like Roche,

Novartis, Nestle and ABB – for adopting an American-style

get-rich-quick corporate culture. That, in their view, contrasts

with a Swiss business ethos that favors sustainability and

long-term relationships, one that has helped build a reputation

for high-quality products like watches and other precision

instruments. Minder took over the family business, Trybol, from

his father in 1999; his grandfather bought the company in 1913.

Founded by a dentist in 1900 in the northern town of

Schaffhausen, Trybol produced one of the first toothpastes in

Switzerland and is also known for its herbal mouthwash and

natural cosmetics.

Minder blames bankers like Ospel, a Swiss national who spent

several years in investment banking in London and New York, for

infecting Swiss business with a high-pay culture. “He was

working for Merrill Lynch in New York – Wall Street – and there

is where the music was playing. (Big bonuses) came over, and now

(they’re) not only in the financial industry: (They’re) also in

productive industry, pharma, Nestle and others. There’s a lot of

bullshit coming from America. There’s no sustainable feeling of

how managers lead a company. It shouldn’t be for the money, it

shouldn’t be personal gain – it should be for the customer.”

In 2001, just two years after Minder took over at Trybol, it

was threatened with ruin when Swissair reneged on a $530,000

contract. In a blow to national pride, the debt-ridden airline

had to ground its fleet for two days in October 2001. That same

year, Swissair paid Mario Corti $13.4 million, even though he

had failed to keep the company aloft. “It was nearly the

grounding of Switzerland, not only of Swissair,” says Minder,

who saved his company by begging the new head of the airline,

which was taken over by Lufthansa, to honor the contract. But

his rage over Conti still burns. “That guy is now in America. He

has not given back any money. He was working for one year. I

would say it is even criminal.”

Minder spent several years venting his outrage to newspapers

before deciding to go to war. He spent two years raising funds

to force a referendum on executive compensation and another two

years gathering signatures. It took him another five years to

actually put the issue to the people as the Swiss Parliament

wrangled over alternative proposals and tried to get Minder –

elected to parliament as an independent in 2011 – to drop his


The influential business federation Economiesuisse, which

represents 100,000 companies, says Minder’s proposals could

undermine Switzerland’s position as the world’s most competitive

economy, a title awarded to it this year for the fourth year

running by the World Economic Forum because of its low taxes,

stable politics and business-friendly laws. Swiss companies

accounted for five of the top 10 best-paid chairmen in Europe in

2011, but only the heads of Novartis and Roche made it into the

continent’s top 10 for chief executives.

While Minder expects Economiesuisse to spend up to $16

million to defeat his referendum, a poll conducted in May showed

that 77 percent of Swiss voters back his proposals. Even the

Swiss monthly business magazine Bilanz has criticized high pay

for CEOs and chairmen. “Too powerful, too expensive,” it scolded

in a recent cover story, noting that the board presidents of

Novartis and Roche earn more than 10 times the compensation of

their counterparts at British pharma companies.

Few top executives have dared speak out on this land-mine

issue. Nestle Chairman Peter Brabeck, an Austrian who has

accumulated a fortune of up to $215 million, is one of the few.

“If the Minder initiative were to be adopted, Switzerland would

unnecessarily give up one of the world’s best company laws,” he

wrote in an opinion piece in the Neue Zürcher Zeitung daily. “No

well-advised company would chose to set up headquarters in a

country where an infringement of corporate government rules can

lead to imprisonment.”

Many believe support for Minder’s initiative is driven by a

national allergy to high achievers. The Swiss seem to feel the

need to cut their stars down to size, such as former Swiss

central bank chief Philipp Hildebrand, who was long vilified as

too proud even before a currency-trading scandal forced him to

resign in January 2011. One exception to that aversion is tennis

player Roger Federer, who has managed to stay popular, in part

by retaining a down-to-earth image despite his wealth and

success with a racket.

Experts attribute the Swiss aversion to star culture to a

long history of consensus building between the German-speaking

majority and French- and Italian-speaking minorities, and

between Protestants and Catholics. Apart from folk hero William

Tell, Swiss history is thin on great figures, perhaps because,

having stayed out of the continent’s major wars, the country has

not needed strong leaders. “Switzerland has no kings, no

emperors, no preeminent president, no one person upon whom

everything is focused,” says Karin Frick, an economist at the

Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute, an independent research body.

“Egalitarian thinking and behavior is in the DNA of Switzerland,

which means that people who are richer or more successful than

others tend not to show it. The name of the game is


Communicaid, a London-based business consultancy

specializing in cross-cultural awareness, cautions executives

visiting Switzerland that its business leaders tend to be modest

about their role and discreet in their exercise of authority.

“People expect others to be on an equal level, and from someone

in leadership or senior management they expect a certain amount

of modesty and frugality in the way they approach money or

material goods,” says Cora Malinak, an intercultural specialist

from Communicaid.

In his campaign, Minder, the vice president of his local

soccer club and a keen birdwatcher and Alpine sports enthusiast,

has repeatedly jabbed at the growing number of foreign CEOs,

tapping into simmering resentment of outsiders in this

tight-knit nation of just eight 8 million. The highest-paid

chief executives in Switzerland in 2011 were all foreigners:

Americans Joe Jiminez and Joe Hogan at Novartis and ABB, Roche’s

Severin Schwan from Austria, and Nestle’s Paul Bulcke from

Belgium. Minder regularly pillories Credit Suisse’s American

CEO, Brady Dougan, who has drawn fire for the $75 million stock

windfall he received in 2009. “The moment you have the guys like

Brady Dougan and all the foreigners, if it’s not working,

they’re on the next plane back to New York,” Minder says. “Swiss

guys in my position, usually they’re accepted in the village.

They don’t only have their work, but they have something besides

their work – they cannot manage a company the same way as Brady

Dougan.” (The ill will is compounded by the fact that Dougan

still can’t speak German, even after five years leading

Switzerland’s second-biggest bank.)

Regardless of which reform plan the Swiss adopt, David Roth,

the leader of the youth wing of the Social Democrats, says it

won’t do much to address Switzerland’s deep inequality of

wealth. Roth, 27, who organized the “Occupy Davos” camp of

igloos in Davos in 2011, is pushing for a much more radical

reform: Limit the annual compensation of top executives to just

12 times that of their lowest-paid worker. Both World Economic

Forum founder Klaus Schwab and French President Francois

Hollande have called for top pay to be capped at 20 times that

of the lowest pay-tier. “If the shareholders vote on executive

pay, it is still the rich voting about the rich,” Roth says.

“This whole cartel needs to be broken.” His initiative is likely

to be put to a vote in late 2013.

A separate campaign to end special tax deals for wealthy

foreigners who live but don’t work in Switzerland has also been

driven by the growing wealth divide and taps into Swiss

hostility to immigrants. The annual list of Switzerland’s

wealthiest 300 people published by Bilanz names 131 foreigners,

with Ikea founder Kamprad in first place, at $38 billion.

Special tax deals for foreigners were first introduced in

1862 by the canton of Vaud along Lake Geneva (where Kamprad

lives) in a bid to boost the tourist industry in poor rural

regions by encouraging wealthy pensioners to move there. The

deals were later adopted nationwide in rules dubbed Lex Chaplin

after Charlie Chaplin moved to Switzerland in 1953, having fled

the United States as a suspected Communist during the McCarthy

witch hunt.

The number of super-wealthy foreigners lured to Switzerland

has doubled in the last decade, to more than 5,000. Their taxes

are based on the rental value of their property rather than

their income or wealth, on the condition that they do not work

in the country. The influx is blamed for pushing up housing

prices, particularly in desirable areas around Lake Zurich and

Geneva as well as the more glitzy Alpine resorts. Many of the

tax exiles come from neighboring France, and more French could

be scuttling across the border soon due to a 75 percent

super-tax on income above 1 million euros ($1.29 million)

proposed by Socialist President Hollande. Bernard Arnault,

France’s richest man, was pilloried last year for his decision

to seek Belgian nationality.

The cantons of Zurich, Basel, Schaffhausen and Appenzell

Ausserrhoden have already scrapped their special deals for

foreign tax exiles, but others have upheld the current system,

albeit raising the taxes levied on foreigners. Roth’s Social

Democrats are campaigning to force a national referendum on this

issue too. “The system has an extremely damaging impact on the

housing market, on Switzerland’s image, and international tax

justice,” he says.

The Swiss government, which saw revenues of $716 million in

2010 from the special taxes on foreigners, is seeking to head

off the Social Democrat campaign by increasing those taxes by

about 40 percent. Economiesuisse is campaigning to uphold the

current system.

Both Minder and Roth fear their campaigns could be

scuppered. “It is going to be a battle of money,” says Minder.

“It’s the classic battle between the small guy and the huge

Economiesuisse establishment.”

He’s right to be worried. Zurich economist Kissling says

money has increasingly determined the outcome of Swiss

referenda, especially since billionaire industrialist Christoph

Blocher started funding campaigns by the right-wing Swiss

People’s Party. He argues that the only way to tackle wealth

inequality is to increase the inheritance tax, another issue the

Social Democrats want to put to a vote, although that would

likely face even more entrenched opposition. Swiss inheritance

tax varies from canton to canton but is generally low – another

draw for foreigners.

The 1 percent may be outraged by these assaults on their

wallets, but they are already adjusting. Back at that UBS

shareholder meeting from which Minder got the bum’s rush,

another chiding stockholder offered Ospel a string of sausages.

“In the future you will have to live a little more modestly,” he

told the UBS chairman. Forewarned of the stunt, Ospel whipped

out a tube of mustard, as though he were ready to tuck into them

right then. But he got the message. Later that year, Ospel and

other ex-board members agreed to return $35 million in bonuses

and other payments from the bank. Credit Suisse has not paid top

executives any cash awards for the last four years, in favor of

stock-based schemes linked to the bank’s share price. Dougan’s

pay was cut in half in 2011 as the bank’s stock tumbled,

although he still took home $6.2 million.

Ethos, an influential group of shareholders that makes

recommendations to Swiss pension funds, says managers’ total pay

at financial firms dropped 23 percent in 2011, although

remuneration in other sectors rose 5 percent.

UBS drew howls of outrage again last year over the $4

million signing-on fee for new chairman Axel Weber, prompting

more than a third of its shareholders to reject the bank’s pay

plans. Weber, who is German, refuses to comment publically on

the debate around the Minder proposals. That might be caution,

or it might be a smart tactical decision. “It is a matter for

the Swiss people,” he told the SonntagsZeitung newspaper. “At

the moment, we generally see that the more bankers publically

wish for something, the less likely it is to be fulfilled



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Banning, Beaumont girls accept educational empowerment during Math & Science conference

More than 300 eighth-grade girls from a Banning and Beaumont propagandize districts schooled about a accumulation of math and scholarship careers during a discussion Thursday, Jan. 10, during Mount San Jacinto College (MSJC) in San Jacinto.

The 13th annual Math Science Conference was sponsored by The American Association of University Women and Mount San Jacinto College.

The girls began their day in a college’s theater, where MSJC President Roger Schultz pronounced he regretted that some-more girls couldn’t attend a conference. He speedy a girls to rise an seductiveness in math and scholarship careers.

“Don’t ever trust that boys are smarter in math

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Leading Melbourne Dentist Launches 100% Renewable Energy Powered Procedures for Cosmetic Dentistry, Implants and …

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Melbourne, Victoria (PRWEB) Jan 21, 2013

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Stratasys Appoints Medicodi and PD Dental as Channel Partners Targeting Dental Market in Korea

SEOUL, South Korea, Jan 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ —

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Robert Korwin DMD Advanced Dentistry with a Gentle Touch Receives 2012 Best of Red Bank Award

Robert Korwin DMD Advanced Dentistry with a Gentle Touch has been comparison for a 2012 Best of Red Bank Award in a Dentistry difficulty by a Red Bank Award Program.

Red Bank, NJ (PRWEB) Jan 21, 2013

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