Big year predicted for weightlifting

first_imgThese include the 2016 Olympic Games which will be held at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in August. It will be another action-packed year starting in March with the Australian Open International to be held in Brisbane. Elite athletes training at the Oceania Weightlifting Institute will be selected to represent the region and their country.In May, there will be the Oceania Championships for Senior, Junior and Youth & Olympic Qualification Event in Suva, Fiji. Then there will be the Elite Training Camp in June, the Olympic Games in Rio and the Commonwealth Championships in October at Penang, Malaysia.Oceania Weightlifting Federation general secretary and regional coach Paul Coffa says they’re looking forward to this year and there will be many other regional tournaments throughout the year.Coffa congratulated Guam Weightlifting for organising the first Micronesian Cup in December. The 2016 Micronesian Cup will be held in Guam on September 17.last_img read more

BA staff Unite after strikes

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J British Airways and its cabin crew union, Unite have reached an agreement that could end over two years worth of disputes. The carrier’s staff are said to have viewed the latest proposal early yesterday morning and have commenced voting on calling off further strikes, Sky News reported. The deal is said to include reinstated travel perks, which were removed and sworn never to return by previous BA chief executive Billie Walsh, according to media. “Unite general secretary Len McCluskey will address British Airways’ cabin crew at a mass meeting planned tomorrow (12 May) to update cabin crew members on the status of talks being held between Unite and British Airways’ management,” an online statement from the union read. Disputes have cost the carrier up to £150m, according to media, with strikes lasting up to three weeks in total over the two years. last_img read more