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WXV: ‘Landmark’ global women’s rugby union competition launched

WXV: ‘Landmark’ global women’s rugby union competition launched

Sports
A "landmark" global women's rugby union competition has been launched by the sport's international governing body.World Rugby is investing £6.4m in the WXV tournament, due to begin in 2023.The competition will have three tiers, offering consistent international Test-match opportunities to 16 teams to help them prepare for the 2025 World Cup.World Rugby Chairman Sir Bill Beaumont hailed a "landmark moment" and said the plan would "accelerate the development of the women's game".The announcement comes a week after the 2021 World Cup - for which three teams are yet to qualify because of postponements caused by the coronavirus pandemic - was pushed back to 2022.The WXV competition will be played in a global window from September to October, except in World Cup years.World Rugby says the aim of...

Champions League live: Haaland hits landmark and celebrates in goalkeeper’s face after VAR drama, Ronaldo fights to keep Juventus alive in extra-time

Sports
[unable to retrieve full-text content]Keep up to date with all the latest football news, gossip and expert opinion on a busy night of Champions League action. HEADLINES Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp rules himself OUT of contention to become Germany manager this summer as search for Joachim Low’s replacement begins Edinson Cavani’s father says striker will quit Manchester United for […] talkSPORT
British coroner lists pollution as cause of 9-year-old’s death in landmark ruling

British coroner lists pollution as cause of 9-year-old’s death in landmark ruling

World
Dec. 16 (UPI) -- A coroner in Britain cited air pollution as a cause of death of a 9-year-old girl who died of an asthma attack in a landmark ruling Wednesday. The Charites Asthma U.K. and the British Lung Foundation said Ella Kissi-Debrah was the first person to have air pollution listed as a cause of death on their death certificate. Advertisement Ella, who had severe asthma that caused episodes of cardiac and respiratory arrest, died in a hospital in February 2013 after experiencing cardiac arrest from which she couldn't be resuscitated, the coroner's report said. "Air pollution was a significant contributory factor to both the induction and exacerbation of her asthma," said assistant coroner Philip Barlow. Barlow added that Ella was exposed to levels of nitrogen dioxide and particula...
In a landmark judgment, ITAT orders payment of tax on Rs 196 crore stashed abroad

In a landmark judgment, ITAT orders payment of tax on Rs 196 crore stashed abroad

Finance
A Swiss bank account holder, with a declared annual income of Rs 1.70 lakhs will now have to pay taxes on Rs 196 crores stashed abroad. On Wednesday, Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT) Mumbai, in a crucial ruling, directed that over Rs 196 crores lying in an individual's Swiss foreign account be brought to the tax. The assessee, at this rate, would have taken, 15000 years to earn what was found in the trust," it observed. The ITAT dismissed an appeal filed by Renu T Tharani and confirmed the addition in respect of her account with HSBC Private Bank (Suisse), SA Geneva. It recorded that assessee Renu T Tharani "is not a public a personality like Mother Teresa that some unknown person, with complete anonymity will settle a trust to give her US $ 4 million" Further, it observed that the Cay...
Landmark study to transform cancer treatment

Landmark study to transform cancer treatment

Health
More than a thousand scientists have built the most detailed picture of cancer ever in a landmark study. They said cancer was like a 100,000-piece jigsaw, and that until today, 99% of the pieces were missing. Their studies, published in the journal Nature, provide an almost complete picture of all cancers.They could allow treatment to be tailored to each patient's unique tumour, or develop ways of finding cancer earlier.The Pan-Cancer Analysis of Whole Genomes Consortium analysed the whole genetic code of 2,658 cancers.The 1%A cancer is a corrupted version of our own healthy cells - mutations to our DNA change our cells until eventually they grow and divide uncontrollably. Most of our understanding of this process comes from the sets of genetic instruct...