Thursday, Nov. 15Southeastern Louisiana at Nicholls, 6 p.m. CT, Cox Sports TV/ESPN3Northwestern State at Stephen F. Austin, 6 p.m. CT, Eleven SportsSaturday, Nov. 17Central Arkansas at Abilene Christian, 2 p.m. CT, ESPN+Sam Houston State at Houston Baptist, 2 p.m. CT, Southland Digital NetworkLamar at McNeese, 3 p.m. CT, ESPN3Broadcast selections for Nov. 10 were announced last Monday. FRISCO, Texas – The Southland Conference and its broadcast partners have announced selections and start times for football games to be played on Thursday, Nov. 15, and Saturday, Nov. 17.The final Thursday night of the regular season features two rivalry games. The River Bell Classic trophy will be on the line when Southeastern Louisiana visits Nicholls, which will be broadcast regionally by Cox Sports Television. ESPN3 is set to stream Lions vs. Colonels, subject to blackout in Cox territory.The Battle for Chief Caddo, featuring the largest trophy in sports, is set for national television coverage on Eleven Sports. Stephen F. Austin hosts Northwestern State in the annual affair. Eleven Sports is available on DirecTV 623, while the Southland Digital Network will simulcast the action. The streaming platform can be accessed at Southland.org/live and Southland Conference apps, available for iPhone, Android, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Roku.Shifting to Saturday, the Southland Conference Game of the Week on ESPN3 features Lamar at McNeese. The Cowboys are currently part of a three-way tie for first place, while the Cardinals are just one game back. McNeese won last year’s Battle of the Border by a 13-3 score in Beaumont, and this season it’ll be Lamar crossing over the Sabine River and heading to Lake Charles.Central Arkansas at Abilene Christian will be covered exclusively by ESPN+, a premium multi-sport, direct-to-consumer subscription streaming service from The Walt Disney Company’s Direct-to-Consumer and International group in conjunction with ESPN. The network can be accessed through ESPN.com and ESPN apps. The service costs $4.99 per month, with a seven-day free trial available. The Southland Conference Digital Network will have live coverage of Sam Houston State at Houston Baptist.
Worldhotels Asia Pacific Vice President, Roland Jegge,and Asia Pacific hoteliers gathered in Grand Hotel Bohemia for WorldhotelsLeadership Forum 2010 Source = Worldhotels The group honours its best hotels with Performing Excellence Award 2010100 hoteliers and travel industry leaders from around the world, gathered at the prestigious “Worldhotels Leadership Forum 2010” themed “Building Bridges” which was held in Prague from 9 to 11 September 2010. As a highlight of the conference, Worldhotels presented the annual “Performing Excellence Awards” to the hotels with the best scores in its annual anonymous quality tests. The Lakeview Xuanwu Hotel in Nanjing, China, scooped the award for best hotel in the region Asia Pacific and the Hotel Madero in Buenos Aires was honoured for the region The Americas. Winning properties in the region EMEA were the Hotel de France in Vienna and the Grand Hotel Bohemia in Prague. In addition, the group presented Joan Gaspart, President of Husa Hotels Group, with the Leadership Award to honour his outstanding achievement and engagement in the tourism industry. Gaspart is not only the head of the family owned Husa Group, which is operating 157 hotels and 50 restaurants, but he is also president of Barcelona Tourist Consortium, an institution promoting tourism in the city. Previous winners of the prestigious award were Olav Thon, owner of the Olav Thon Group with 400 properties in Norway and 20 worldwide; Sir Rocco Forte, CEO of the Rocco Forte Group operating 13 hotels and resorts within Europe; and Bernard Lambert, CEO of Société des Bains de Mer (SBM) which is owning the majority of Monaco’s most distinctive assets, among which are hotels, casinos and restaurants.Robert Hornman, managing director of Worldhotels, also took the opportunity to present the group’s branding strategy going forward. In his opening speech he announced that the group will complement the existing Affiliation Model with a new Full Licence Model. This will allow hotels to use the Worldhotels brand more prominently on signage and at various points of their property. Also during the conference were series of speeches and networking opportunities bringing together presidents, owners, and the senior management of the international hotel group with leaders and experts from the tourism industry and other areas of commerce. Eminent speakers at this two-day event included Ong Tze Boon, Chairman of Ong&Ong Pte Ltd Architects; Simon Johnson, Director of CBRE Hotels EMEA; Nathan Clapton VP and General Manager of TripAdvisor; Tobias Ragge, Managing Director of HRS; Adam Wallace, Director of Digital Marketing of the Roger Smith Hotel in New York; Cédric Michaux, Sales Manager Prestiges Range and Public Relations of Groupe Vranken-Pommery; Nenad Pacek, Founder and President of Global Success Advisors GmbH and Drs. Sander M. Allegro, owner of Allegro INN OvationS and lecturer at Hotelschool the Hague. The Leadership Forum took place at the Boccaccio Ballroom of the Grand Hotel Bohemia and was hosted by the Art Deco Imperial Hotel, the Buddha-Bar Hotel Prague and the Grand Hotel Bohemia. Executive Room at The Lakeview Xuan Hotel in Nanjing, China 100 hoteliers and travel industry leaders from around the world, gathered at the prestigious “Worldhotels Leadership Forum2010” themed “Building Bridges” which was held inPrague from 9 to 11 September 2010