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The document states that "in view of the above, it is considered prudent to maintain the adoption of special measures and actions to prevent forest fires occurring during the critical period under the Forest Fire Protection System".
After Holy Week, the next critical period will be in May when demand is estimated to peak at 9,400 MW.
After eight weeks cubs are out of critical period and now we opened the cubs for viewers," he said.
The researchers concluded that early elementary school may be an excellent time to focus on weight intervention, given that 1st through 3rd grades seem to be a critical period of weight gain for children.
Everybody involved with Chester City must bond together at this critical period, and push for the common goal, and that is Football League survival.
ETSO identifies the most critical period as December and January, albeit excluding the holiday period.
The investigators included women exposed to asthma medications at least once during a critical period defined as between 1 month prior to pregnancy and the end of the third pregnancy month.
The investigators included women exposed to asthma medications at least once during a critical period defined as from 1 month prior to pregnancy to the end of the third pregnancy month.
Investigators can now determine in various monkey species whether the first week of life represents a critical period for learning via imitation, says Bard, who has studied imitation among chimp infants.
Because of this diversity, the critical period for the effects of CPF exposure depends highly upon the maturational stage of each brain region as well as the specific neurotransmitter, producing a wide window of vulnerability with shifting regional and cellular targets as development proceeds (Pope 1999; Rice and Barone 2000; Slotkin 2004).
We are in a critical period in our history when we the people and our elected representatives must decide if we want to be governed by rules of law or by mob rule.
Another possibility is that the instantaneous ability to camouflage in the wild is the result of the animal either (i) having had experience adapting to those substrates in the course of its life, or (ii) requiring certain visual stimuli during a critical period of early development.