Chiefs bolter called into All Blacks

first_imgTu’inukuafe will join the squad for next month’s three-test series against France after the Crusaders prop Tim Perry suffered a hamstring strain.Perry will be reviewed by Crusaders medical staff over the next few days, though it leaves them without three All Black props for Friday’s top of the table Super Rugby clash with the Hurricanes in Christchurch, after Owen Franks and Joe Moody were suspended for striking.The All Blacks squad have a camp in Christchurch from Sunday until Tuesday before assembling in Auckland on Sunday June 3rd to prepare for the first Test.The 25-year-old loosehead Tu’inukuafe first came to prominence back in 2010 as part of Auckland’s Wesley College 1st XV, where he propped alongside fellow Chief and All Black Nepo Laulala.Tu’inukuafe made Counties Manukau age-grade teams and then took a couple of seasons off before kick starting his career with North Harbour in 2015.He spent a season in French club rugby before returning home and was called into the Chiefs squad late last year by coach Colin Cooper, initially in a development capacity.But injuries have meant he’s made the matchday squad regularly since round five and he has impressed so far in his debut Super Rugby season.last_img read more

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ICCA becomes CLIA Australasia

first_imgThe ICCA will now be referred to as Cruise Lines International Association Australasia (CLIA Australasia) and will join eight other cruise industry associations to form a united voice for the cruise industry globally. Other associations part of the new global body include: Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA); European Cruise Council (ECC); Asia Cruise Association (ACA); the UK’s Passenger Shipping Association (PSA/ACE); France’s AFCC; Brazil’s ABREMAR; Northwest and Canada Cruise Association (NWCCA); and Alaska Association (ACA). The body will become a one-stop global resource for cruise lines on technical and regulatory issues and will offer agents stronger partnership programs and expanded networking opportunities.Governed by a Global Executive Committee chaired by Carnival Corporation & plc vice chairman, COO and Executive Committee member Howard Frank, the body is expected to provide longer term benefits for the cruise industry. “We are now truly one industry with one voice,” Mr Frank said. “Given the tremendous growth and continuing globalisation of the cruise industry, this evolution addresses the need to speak and act globally with a unified voice while recognising the importance of local relationships.”CLIA president and CEO Christine Duffy will serve as president and CEO of the association while ICCA general manager Brett Jardine will continue to report to both Ms Duffy and the Australasian board headed by Chairman Gavin Smith. “It enables us to better leverage our members’ and partners’ investment in association membership while strengthening the industry’s leadership globally on issues such as safety, security, the environment, sustainability and health,” Ms Duffy said. Local matters will continue to be managed by the regional national associations in North America, Europe and Australasia while the global organisation will represent the cruise industry at the International Maritime Organisation in London, the International Labour Organisation in Geneva and international maritime and shipping organisations worldwide.“Australasia is the fastest growing cruise market in the world, with cruise lines from around the globe sailing in our waters and carrying our passengers on cruises across the world, so it makes enormous sense for us to join with our international counterparts and create a cohesive global partnership,” Mr Smith said. “This new structure will strengthen the cruise industry’s voice in Australia and New Zealand and provide greater resources for the benefit of our travel agent and cruise line members.” Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.A The cruise industry welcomes a united voice with the creation of the CLIA global association. Image: Royal Caribbean International last_img read more

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