The Window of Opportunity

Pre-pregnancy to 24 Months of Age

Author: David James Purslove Barker

Publisher: Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers


Category: Medical

Page: 266

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There is no longer any doubt that the inherited genetic constitution of the individual has a large influence on the entire life cycle, from human fetal development and pre- and postnatal growth to subsequent health status. However, growing evidence suggests that this predisposition is not rigid, but that early genetic imprinting, caused by exposure to a diverse spectrum of nutrients, macromolecules, microbial agents and other cellular or soluble components present in the external environment, is also of importance. According to this concept of the developmental origins of adult diseases, intrauterine and early life events play an important role in the etiology of human diseases: there seems to exist a critical 'window of opportunity' in the human infant before and during pregnancy, and up to 24 months of age. Altered exposure to different environmental agents during this critical period may determine the nature of responses in the perinatal period, and the expression of specific disease states in later life. The papers presented in this publication thus focus on the impact of perinatal growth, nutrition, environmental microflora, and host immune responses on the outcome of health and disease in later life.

Equal Educational Opportunity

Hearings Before the Select Committee on Equal Educational Opportunity, Ninety-first Congress, Second Session-92nd Congress, First Session

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Select Committee on Equal Educational Opportunity



Category: Segregation in education


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Postmortem Opportunity

A Biblical and Theological Assessment of Salvation After Death

Author: James Beilby

Publisher: InterVarsity Press


Category: Religion

Page: 368

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What happens to those who did not hear the gospel before death, or who heard an incorrect version? What about those who were too young or who were otherwise unable to respond? Examining the biblical evidence and assessing the theological implications, James Beilby offers a careful consideration of the possibility for salvation after death.

Equal Employment Opportunity Procedures

Hearings, Ninety-first Congress, First Session, Pursuant to S. Res. 39 ... March 27 and 28, 1969

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Administrative Practice and Procedure



Category: Discrimination in employment

Page: 325

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Reviews administration by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Office of Federal Contract Compliance of affirmative action programs under the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to end discrimination in employment by Federal contractors.

Opportunity Knocking

Lessons from Business Leaders

Author: Lori Ann LaRocco

Publisher: Agate Publishing


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 152

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Known as the producer with the trillion-dollar Rolodex, Lori Ann LaRocco knows how to get business leaders and entrepreneurs to talk. Many of the world’s most well-known executives are so trusting of LaRocco, senior talent producer at CNBC, that she consistently gets scoops on billion-dollar deals before anyone else. In her newest book, Opportunity Knocking, LaRocco uses her close relationships with these organizational leaders to tell their stories—many of which have never been previously revealed, but offer brilliant insights into their minds. In Opportunity Knocking, readers will learn the full stories and secrets of success from some of the world's smartest, most innovative leaders, such as Ford CEO Alan Mulally’s strategy for creating a culture of promise that revitalized the American auto industry. This book provides real-world examples from leaders like Mulally and turns them into actionable, proven strategies for identifying and acting on opportunities. What makes Opportunity Knocking stand apart is the diversity of individuals who offer real-world strategies and advice instead of just one person’s opinion or vision. From the assembly line to the C-suite, Opportunity Knocking will provide both inspiration and a blueprint for achieving success by recognizing the right opportunity—and seizing it.

Equal Opportunity

Author: Norman E Bowie

Publisher: Westview Press


Category: Philosophy

Page: 220

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Education Policy and Equal Opportunity in Japan

Author: Akito Okada

Publisher: Berghahn Books


Category: Education

Page: 218

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In many societies today, educational aims or goals are commonly characterized in terms of "equality," "equal opportunity," "equal access" or "equal rights," the underlying assumption being that "equality" in some form is an intelligible and sensible educational ideal. Yet, there are different views and lively debates about what sort of equality should be pursued; in particular, the issue of equality of educational opportunity has served as justification for much of the postwar restructuring of educational systems around the world. The author explores different interpretations of the concept of equality of educational opportunity in Japan, especially as applied to post-World War II educational policies. By focusing on the positions taken by key actors such as the major political parties, central administrative bodies, teachers' unions, and scholars, he describes how their concepts have developed over time and in what way they relate to the making of educational policy, especially in light of Japan's falling birthrate and aging society.

Economic Opportunity Act Amendments of 1967

Hearings Before the Committee on Education and Labor, House of Representatives, Ninetieth Congress, First Session, on H.R. 8311, and Various Bills to Provide an Improved Charter for Economic Opportunity Act Programs, to Authorize Funds for Their Continued Operation, to Expand Summer Camp Opportunities for Disadvantaged Children, and for Other Purposes

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Education and Labor



Category: Economic assistance, Domestic

Page: 4139

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