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Tuisova hat-trick helps Lyon hammer Bayonne

Fiji winger Josua Tuisova scored three tries as Lyon hammered Bayonne 62-10 at home in the French Top 14 on Sunday ahead of next month’s Autumn Nations Cup.

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Fiji winger Josua Tuisova scored three tries as Lyon hammered Bayonne 62-10 at home in the French Top 14 on Sunday ahead of next month’s Autumn Nations Cup.
Tuisova claimed a first half double before dotting down his third in the closing minutes to join South Africa’s Cheslin Kolbe at the top of the league’s try scoring charts with five efforts this season.
Earlier this week, Tuisova was named in the Pacific Islanders squad for the international tournament which begins on November…

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Exploring persons with disabilities preparedness, perceptions and experiences of disasters in Tuvalu

Background Historically, Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) are disproportionately affected by disasters. In Pacific Island Countries (PICs), the risks and vulnerabilities…

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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.
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This study explores disaster preparedness, perceptions, and experiences…

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Mesenchymal stem cells promote metastasis through activation of an ABL-MMP9 signaling axis in lung cancer cells

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…

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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…

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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…

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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”.
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