KINGSTON, Jamaica (CMC): A groin injury has put Pakistan seamer Hasan Ali in doubt for the opening Test of the three-match series against West Indies bowling which starts tomorrow. The 23-year-old, who is yet to make his Test debut, picked up the injury during last weekend’s three-day four game against the WICB President’s XI and is yet to recover. The Pakistan Cricket Board said the player would undergo rehabilitation in an attempt to return to full fitness quickly. “On clinical assessment, there is strain to one of his abductor muscles. He will undergo progressive rehabilitation to regain strength in the groin,” the PCB statement said. Ali was expected to be a shoo-in for the first Test after impressive performances in the preceding limited overs series. He was especially outstanding in the opening one-dayer with a five-wicket haul. The right-armer sent down 27 overs in the first innings of the tour game but did not bowl in the President’s XI second innings. He has taken 29 wickets in 16 one-dayers and 10 wickets in seven Twenty20 Internationals.
Students of the Gabriel L. Dennis Foreign Service Institute at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs are requesting an updated library that would help keep them informed.The students’ request was raised during the time of their recently held election which bought into power Roger T. Suah as president; Paula L. Mcborough as vice president, Julius Kanubah as secretary general; Deddeh Tokpah as financial secretary; Theresa N. Perwehn as Treasure and Alfreda Sambola Tozay as Chaplain.The election chairman, Alfred W. Nyanaso, said in an interview that students raised concerns during the campaign about having the needed books on hand for their use.“Although there are books in the library, it needs to be upgraded with the latest books to help students have access to recent information,” Mr. Nyanaso said.In addition to the need for books, Mr. Nyanaso said students are also concerned about the relationship existing between the Foreign Service Institute and the Ministry of Internal Affairs; the relationship between the Foreign Service Institute and Liberian diplomats abroad, and between the Institute and foreign diplomats serving in Liberia.Speaking to the Daily Observer in an interview on Sunday, April 6, the president-elect, Roger T. Suah, said while there are books in the library, they still lack books published by Liberian writers about the country’ foreign service.He said because of the lack of Liberian written textbooks, they do not have much information on Liberian Foreign Service.He noted that as he and his co-workers take the leadership position, they would consult with the entire student body to identify challenges in the institution and embark on finding solutions to solve them.On the issue of relationships, the newly elected Foreign Service Institute’s president said he would strategize means to ask administration to bring in foreign mission guests serving in Liberia to have lecture series with the students.He said this would help them gain some intellectual capacity to enhance their understanding in diplomatic missions.He further indicated that the career in Foreign Service is not about becoming a rich man, but a matter of passion and serving one’s country.The Foreign Service Institute student election on April 5 was monitored by members of the National Elections Commission.A representative of NEC at the election told the students that the process was important. He said in spite of many people’s education, they still cannot easily understand the processes associated with elections.The representative said having elections in an institution like the Foreign Service is important because it allows people to understand the electoral process from the grass roots.There were 43 students that registered to partake in the election, while 41 cast ballots.Conductors of the election praised the process and said students exercised maturity at all levels without commotion or discontentment over results.Gabriel L. Dennis of the Foreign Service Institute is in a post graduate program in the Foreign Ministry that trains Liberians in Foreign Service and diplomacy.Enrollment requires that a person obtains his/her first university degree, receives police clearance and undergoes three testing sessions (multiple choice, essay and a face to face interview) before admission based on the result.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
He said the past weekend involved “a cloud of misfortune and sadness that is not easy to explain, especially with those who are not familiar with the great sport of quail hunting.” Although Cheney’s first public appearance since the shooting was a distinctly friendly crowd on his home turf, Wyoming officials said he had scheduled his appearance here far in advance of last weekend’s hunting accident. In his speech, Cheney recalled that he started in the Wyoming Legislature, where in 1965 he worked as an intern and met Alan Simpson, then a rookie state legislator who would go on to be the No. 2 Republican in the U.S. Senate. After serving as White House chief of staff to President Ford, Cheney was elected in 1978 to the U.S. House of Representatives, serving until 1989, when he resigned to become secretary of defense under President George H.W. Bush. “For better than a decade, I proudly answered to the title, ‘the gentleman from Wyoming,”‘ Cheney said. “It is always good to recall the history,” Senate President Grant Larson said after Cheney’s speech. “It was, as you can tell, a speech that everyone enjoyed. Not a lot of policy, but I think that’s what people expected.” About a dozen people waited outside the Capitol in subzero temperatures to protest Cheney’s appearance. “We’re a little embarrassed that he’s from our state,” said Tony Hayden of Cheyenne. But Cheney also had his supporters, including Dan Yoksh of Cheyenne, who watched Cheney’s speech on television at the Cheyenne Regional Airport. “I think the media has blown things out of proportion,” Yoksh said of the accident. “If you go duck hunting out here, you’re bound to get shot sometime.” Cheney received two ovations from the Legislature, one when he was introduced and a second when Larson announced a recent $2.7 million gift from Cheney and his wife, Lynne, to the University of Wyoming. In Texas, the Kenedy County Sheriff’s Department closed its investigation in the shooting Thursday without filing any charges. The department’s report supported the account of the vice president, who told an investigator he did not see his hunting partner while aiming for a bird. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Vice President Dick Cheney’s first public appearance since shooting a man in a hunting accident had two things going for it: a friendly venue and – 1,000 miles away – his victim in a gracious opening act. Cheney enjoyed a standing ovation from the Legislature in his home state of Wyoming, less than 20 minutes after Harry Whittington spoke to reporters at the Corpus Christi, Texas, hospital where he was released Friday. Whittington, his voice raspy but strong, had only kind words for the vice president. “My family and I are deeply sorry for everything Vice President Cheney and his family have had to deal with,” he said. The Austin attorney bore the scars of his ordeal but scarcely looked like a man who’s been through a shooting and a heart attack within a week. The nicks on his face, caused by birdshot, looked like shaving scrapes, although a line of cuts on his upper right eyelid and purple scrapes on his neck suggested something more serious. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant Whittington didn’t answer questions – a doctor said he still wasn’t “100 percent” – but he was well enough to joke about how dogged the media have been in reporting that he is 78 years old. Cheney, who took all the blame for the shooting in an appearance Wednesday on Fox News, made only fleeting reference to it in Friday’s speech, which was filled mostly with reminisces of Wyoming politics. “It’s a wonderful experience to be greeted by such warmth by the leaders of our great state. It’s especially true when you’ve had a very long week,” Cheney said. “Thankfully, Harry Whittington is on the mend and doing very well.” Whittington was hit in the face, neck and chest with birdshot during the Feb. 11 hunting trip. After a shotgun pellet had traveled to his heart, he suffered a mild heart attack Tuesday while being treated at Christus Spohn Hospital Corpus Christi-Memorial. “We all assume certain risks in what we do, in what activities we pursue,” said Whittington, who was back at his Austin home by late Friday afternoon. “Accidents do and will happen.”
7. AC Hotel Ciutat De Palma, A Marriott Lifestyle HotelWhere: City centreRooms: From £98 a night per double roomThis fantastic hotel in La Palma is just 50 metres from the promenade, which is the perfect spot to walk off the hotel’s enormous buffet breakfast. Sleek decor and minimalist design makes this one of Mallorca’s coolest places to crash. Designers have made great use of space and the floor-to-ceiling windows make bedrooms feel light, bright and big. Opt for one of the suites and you’ll get a separate working area. It’s a great hotel for golfers, thanks to its close proximity to the Golf Son Muntaner course, but the beach, Museo de Mallorca and Bellver Castle are all equally accessible. RelatedTop 15 attractions and things to do in Gran CanariaWith explosive surf and sizzling volcanic sand beaches, Gran Canaria is one hot destination for weekend breaks. Here’s what to do on this beautiful little island.Top 15 attractions and things to do in Palma de MallorcaArranged around a vast Gothic cathedral and the glinting Mediterranean sea, you can live the high-life for half the budget in the Balearic capital. Check out our top things to see and do on a city break in Palma, Mallorca.10 best cheap hotels and hostels in ManchesterLooking for a cheap but high quality hotel or hostel in Manchester? Here’s 10 of the best wallet-friendly accommodation options for you to choose from if you’re planning a bargain city break with friends, a last-minute night out or a romantic weekend escape with loved ones. 5. Hotel HM BalangueraWhere: City centreRooms: From £79 a night per double roomThis is one of the most stylish boutique hotels on Mallorca, but you’ll pay less than £80 for a night here. The vibe is Ibiza chic, with floaty white curtains doubling as doors, day beds on the roof terrace and bare wooden flooring. The style is distinctly minimalist, with white walls and furniture – even the rooftop swimming pool is white. But the Hotel HM Balanguera is by no means sterile, thanks to quirky features like bathroom sinks made from chunks of wood and flowers in every room. Stay here and be close to La Palma’s main attractions (including the old town) and the luxury of having a chilled-out base to retreat to at the end of the day. If you’re travelling solo, save cash by opting for the rooms designed especially for one – you’ll get a better room rate without skimping on space or hotel facilities. 3. Isla Mallorca Hotel and SpaWhere: Paseo Maritimo promenadeRooms: From £63 a night per double roomOne of the best spa hotels in Mallorca, the Isla Mallorca Hotel and Spa is a great choice for anyone searching for budget accommodation in Palma – without compromising on quality. Most of the 153 rooms (which include some particularly gorgeous junior suites) have balconies, and the monochrome colour scheme – offset with carefully-curated splashes of colour – makes this one of the most stylish boutique hotels in Mallorca. Feeling stressed? Head to the space-age, rainbow-hued spa for a massage or facial. If you’ve shopped until you’ve dropped, soak your pinkies in the spa’s pediluvium, which is essentially a fancy foot-bath. 6. Tryp Palma Bellver HotelWhere: Paseo Maritimo promenadeRooms: From £98 a night per roomThis beautiful four-star hotel in Palma is a fantastic option if you’re looking for beachfront accommodation in Mallorca. If you fancy some culture, the town’s cathedral is just a short walk away, as is the Bellver Castle and the Es Baluard Museum of Contemporary Art. But if you’re staying put, this 381-room hotel has a 24-hour gym and outdoor pool. Opt for a sea view room for breathtaking views over the Bay of Palma. 2. Hostel FlemingWhere: City centreRooms: From £20 a night per double roomOne of the best cheap hostels in Palma, this Mallorcan property feels like a fabulously stylish private home, with thoughtfully-designed public areas and 39 rooms containing two, four or six beds. There’s a kitchen, laundry, reading room and games room, and a 24-hour reception desk staffed by multi-lingual staff. The town centre is a 10 minute walk away, and the train station and tourist information office are even closer. Fancy a little extra privacy? There are private rooms available, too. Budget hotels and hostels in Palma1. Urban Hostel PalmaWhere: Santa CatalinaRooms: From £15* a night per double roomExploring Majorca on a budget? Bed down at the Urbal Hostel Palma, one of the best value hostels in Palma. It’s certainly one of the most unusual places you’ll stay, because it’s also home to an old convent which doubles as a chill-out area. And when it comes to finding cheap accommodation in Palma, you’ll struggle to get a better deal. It’s just minutes from the old town and the Palma de Mallorca promenade. 10. Boutique Hotel Can CeraWhere: Palma airportRooms: From £167 a night per double roomWhether you’re looking for a business hotel in Mallorca or just want a great hotel which offers easy access to both Palma and the airport, the Boutique Hotel Can Cera ticks all the boxes. Stay here and you’ll think you’ve stepping into a historic private home, thanks to original archways made of local stone, and you wouldn’t be far wrong – the hotel is housed in a previously privately-owned mansion. There are several gorgeous public areas, including a library and a beautiful terrace. Bedrooms are individually designed and combine original features with hi-tech gadgetry and statement pieces of furniture. Still looking for cheap flights to Palma? Find great deals hereMid-range and boutique hotels in Palma4. Hotel Riu San FranciscoWhere: Palma AirportRooms: From £76 a night per double roomThis adults-only resort is a great option for a romantic weekend away. Although it’s near the airport, Mallorca’s best beaches and Palma’s town centre are still easily accessible. Huge in-room murals of tropical beaches and secluded bays are guaranteed to get you in the holiday mood, and tasteful decor (a particularly beautiful shade of turquoise seems to be the preferred shade) give this large resort the feel of a boutique hotel. There’s a big emphasis on relaxation here; there’s a solarium, reading room, swimming pool, tennis courts, horse riding tracks and several golf courses within walking distance of the hotel. Luxury hotels in Palma8. Hotel Costa AzulWhere: Palma BeachRooms: From £109 per roomThis is one of the best hotels on La Palma Bay and a great option for families. It feels chic, with beautiful, modern bedrooms and the seafront hotel restaurant, Xaloc, is regarded as one of Mallorca’s best restaurants. Head here for delicious local cuisine and breathtaking views. Palma’s most popular landmarks (including the cathedral) are within walking distance but the hotel is also just a short drive from the airport. Alternatively, you can use the No.1 bus, which stops just outside. The best thing about this property? The themed (although not in a tacky way) floors, like the floor four, where the decor’s inspired by sea-themed poems artfully written on bedroom walls. Search Palma hotelsLooking for other hotels in Europe?: Still looking for sunny Spanish holiday inspiration? Check these out:Top 15 attractions and things to do in Palma de MallorcaArranged around a vast Gothic cathedral and the glinting Mediterranean sea, you can live the high-life for half the budget in the Balearic capital. Check out our top things to see and do on a city break in Palma, Mallorca.The 17 most beautiful places in the Balearic IslandsYou’re only ever a cheap flight away from the open-air clubs in Ibiza, secret beaches in Menorca or chic towns of Mallorca. Check out these top beauty spots on your next trip to the Balearics.7 amazing places to visit in the Costa del SolDitch the packed beaches and boring resorts and discover a new side to the Costa del Sol.*Published March 2017. Any prices are lowest estimated prices only, for flights in February, and are correct at the time of publication and are subject to change and/or availability.Skyscanner is the world’s travel search engine, helping your money go further on flights, hotels and car hire. 9. Innside Palma CentreWhere: City centreRooms: From £126 a night per roomThis is one of the best four-star hotels in Palma. You’ll find bright, beautiful rooms and a gorgeous roof terrace with a solarium and pool. It’s also close to some of Palma’s best shopping areas, including Avenidas, San Miguel, Vía Sindicato and Las Ramblas. Plaza de España and Intermodal Station are also nearby. And if you’re looking for business hotels in Palma then you’ll find everything you need here, including a collection of meeting rooms kitted out with hi-tech audio-visual equipment. ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map