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Over the next few days and weeks, a lot of analysis will be undertaken to try to explain the shift. Was this an endorsement of Prime Minister Jacinda Arderns leadership under various crises, most notably Covid-19?
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Background Historically, Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) are disproportionately affected by disasters. In Pacific Island Countries (PICs), the risks and vulnerabilities…
Historically, Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) are disproportionately affected by disasters. In Pacific Island Countries (PICs), the risks and vulnerabilities of PwDs arise from social inequalities, as well as environmental barriers. As the frequency and intensity of disasters will increase over the next decade, it is critical that the challenges faced by PwDs are addressed and that they are prepared.
This study explores disaster preparedness, perceptions, and experiences…
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Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are recruited and activated by solid tumors and play a role in tumor progression and metastasis. Here we show that MSCs promote metastasis in a panel of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cells. MSCs elicit transcriptional alterations in lung cancer cells leading to increased expression of factors implicated in the epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) and secreted proteins including matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP9). MSCs enhance secretion of enzymatically…
Vatubua withdraws from Fiji squad to play Autmn Nations Cup
Fiji centre Jale Vatubua has withdrawn from the squad for the Autumn Nations Cup, he announced in a statement on Thursday.The 29-year-old, who currently plays for…
Pau (France) (AFP)
Fiji centre Jale Vatubua has withdrawn from the squad for the Autumn Nations Cup, he announced in a statement on Thursday.
The 29-year-old, who currently plays for Pau in the French Top 14, was due to link up with coach Vern Cotter’s Fiji squad in Limoges on Wednesday but said instead that he was turning down the selection.
In a statement, Vatubua said he did “not wish to participate in this tour for personal reasons and after consultation with his coach”.
The gathering in Limoges…
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