Lamar (15-6, 10-1 SLC) has now earned three straight weekly awards with three different players and is currently in sole possession of first place in the conference standings. The Cardinals host Northwestern State (7-15, 2-9 SLC) on Wednesday at 7 p.m. CT before facing Sam Houston State (4-16, 1-10 SLC) on the road Saturday at 3 p.m. Both games will broadcast on ESPN3. Women’s Basketball Player of the Week – Kiandra Bowers, Lamar – Gr. – Post – West Palm Beach, Fla.Bowers had a pair of double doubles as Lamar won twice to move a half-game ahead of Stephen F. Austin in the Southland standings. She had a season-high 30 points to go along with 16 rebounds in a 77-71 win over Abilene Christian last Wednesday. Two days later, Bowers registered 14 points and 17 boards in a 79-65 victory against then-undefeated SFA. The West Palm Beach, Fla., native is third in the nation in offensive rebounding, averaging 5.3 per game. She moved past Kalis Loyd into fifth place on LU’s career rebounding list with 844 and also ranks fourth in career steals with 220. 2017 Southland Women’s Basketball Week 14 Notes (PDF)FRISCO, Texas – Lamar’s Kiandra Bowers registered back-to-back double doubles last week en route to earning Southland Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, the league announced Monday. Southland Players of the Week are presented by UniversalCoin.com. Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on at least 25 percent of ballots. Honorable Mention: Breanna Wright, Abilene Christian; Cassidy Barrios, Nicholls.
India is fast becoming a global hotspot for Cruise Tourism with its five major ports witnessing a significant rise in footfall of passenger. Also, a leading European cruise operator has made Mumbai Port as its home port for a cruise ship for several voyages.“India is fast emerging as a cruise tourist destination. In 2014-15, a total of 1,04,125 cruise passengers were handled at five major ports which increased to 1,25,838 during 2015-16, achieving a growth of 20.85% over the previous year,” informed Minister of State for Shipping, Pon Radhakrishnan.To attract cruise lines and ships as a part of Cruise Tourism in India, Radhakrishnan stated that the government has developed cruise terminals at four major ports which include Mumbai, Marmugao, New Mangalore and Cochin.A new cruise terminal is being developed at Chennai Port and is scheduled to be completed by April 2017. Incentives to attract cruise liners to make major ports as homeports include a rebate of 25% in vessel-related charges for coastal cruise movement, as well as existing 40% rebate for the coastal vessel. read more
Presidential SuiteGo back to the e-newsletterHotel Lungarno in Florence has introduced its new La Vista Presidential Suite. Located on the fourth floor, the suite is the essence of comfort for those who want the privacy of a home, but without giving up the conveniences of a luxury hotel.Overlooking the Arno River and Ponte Vecchio, the new 150-square-metre suite suite enjoys a unique location and decor in exquisite Italian and modern style.The La Vista Presidential Suite can accommodate up to five people across three bedrooms, four bathrooms and a spacious living room with a balcony and dining room, all completed with a fully equipped modern kitchen.Upon request there is the possibility of having a private chef from the Michelin-starred restaurant Borgo San Jacopo prepare an intimate in-suite dining experience.Go back to the e-newsletterHotel LungarnoHotel Lungarno read more