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For centuries cattle have been the major species for meat and milk production, and in
some countries they also serve an additional role as draught animals. Disease, leading
to suboptimal production or death, can have a major economic effect on a community
reliant on cattle. This atlas attempts to illustrate the clinical features of over 360 conditions.
formerly ORMH) contracted with the National Academies to undertake the phase 3 assessment as an independent study that would draw on the findings of ORMH’s earlier work. NCMHD chose the National Academies based on its independence, its ability to collect and integrate quantitative and qualitative data from NIH institutes and
THE PRESIDENT OF LOCKHEED AIRCRAFT CORPORATION
and Vice President Lyndon Johnson agreed to end
Lockheed’s workforce segregation on May 25, 1961.
Looking back, this contract, which was announced with great
fanfare at the White House, signified far more than the public
acknowledgment of systematic racial segregation in employment.
It illustrated the leading role that prominent corporations
were beginning to embrace by hiring and promoting the
widest range of workers in this country.
Recent years have brought minority-owned businesses in the United States unprecedented
opportunities—as well as new and significant risks. Civil rights activists have long argued that one
of the principal reasons why Blacks, Hispanics, and other minority groups have difficulty
establishing themselves in business is that they lack access to the sizable orders and subcontracts
that are generated by large companies.
A rough assessment of the importance of engineering activities that are not covered by
R&D expenditure, as collected by the OECD, can be derived from Figure 6.1.
Among the services supplied to clients there are two groups: technical counselling and the
development of software. These tasks are not classified as R&D. However, they
contribute to product innovation and comprise activities in the case of counselling
necessary to initiate engineering based on the final specifications of a client’s