Southland Announces Week 12 TV Selections

first_imgFor games in October and November, the Southland reveals a majority of its television selections 12 days prior to kickoff. This allows for the best matchups to be selected each week for various broadcast partners. Choices for Nov 11 were announced last Monday. Thursday, Nov. 16Nicholls at Southeastern Louisiana, 6 p.m. CT, Cox Sports TV/ESPN3Prairie View A&M at UIW, 6 p.m. CT, Eleven Sports/Southland Digital NetworkSaturday, Nov. 18Houston Baptist at Sam Houston State, 1 p.m. CT, ESPN3Stephen F. Austin at Northwestern State, 3 p.m. CT, NSUDemons.comAbilene Christian at Central Arkansas, 3 p.m. CT, ESPN3McNeese at Lamar, 7 p.m. CT, Eleven Sports/Southland Digital Network FRISCO, Texas – The Southland Conference and its television partners have revealed game selections and broadcast times for football games to be played on the final week of the regular season, Nov. 16 and 18.The slate begins with two games on Thursday, Nov. 16. Nicholls visits Southeastern Louisiana in the River Bell Classic, with kickoff set shortly after 6 o’clock on Cox Sports Television throughout the Gulf South and beyond. The Colonels-Lions matchup will be available on ESPN3 outside CST’s territory.Also that Thursday, UIW hosts Prairie View A&M in a non-conference affair on Eleven Sports. The network is available nationally on DirecTV 623, AT&T U-verse 1665 and various cable systems. The game will be simulcast on the Southland Digital Network, available via Southland.org/live and Southland Conference apps.Action on Saturday, Nov. 18, includes the Southland-ESPN3 Game of the Week with Central Arkansas hosting Abilene Christian. If the Bears can beat UIW one week prior, they’ll enter this one looking to complete an undefeated conference season.ESPN3 will also feature Houston Baptist at Sam Houston State.Eleven Sports shifts its focus to the Battle of the Border that weekend, as McNeese meets rival Lamar in Beaumont, Texas. Kickoff will be shifted to just past 7 o’clock to accommodate the national TV broadcast. Like all other Southland games on Eleven, this one will stream via the Southland Digital Network.The Battle for Chief Caddo between Stephen F. Austin and Northwestern State will be streamed on NSU’s website. Live video will be available on a subscription basis for a nominal fee.last_img read more

Costa Ricas culture minister sacked over failed international arts festival

first_imgCosta Rica’sCulture and Youth Minister Elizabeth Fonseca Corrales and two of her vice ministers were fired this week over the failed 2015 International Arts Festival (FIA). The government invested some ₡782 million ($1.4 million) in the two-week festival, even though most of the scheduled events and presentations were canceled following a series of failures in coordination and logistics.President Luis Guillermo Solís confirmed the three officials’ exit Tuesday at a press conference following the weekly Cabinet meeting at Casa Presidencial. The president also confirmed that Fonseca had dismissed FIA Director Inti Picado on Monday.In recent days Fonseca had said she would not leave her post despite widespread outrage over the implosion of the traditionally successful festival. However, she submitted her resignation letter at the president’s request on Tuesday morning.Read all The Tico Times 2015 FIA coverageOn Monday evening, the now ex-minister sent Solís a report he had requested on the festival failures. (Download the 15-page report, in Spanish, here. It’s quite a read.) She also was scheduled to appear before the Legislative Assembly at 3 p.m. Tuesday to explain what went wrong.In her resignation letter, Fonseca said: “I hope that whoever replaces me in the ministry will preserve the vision we have been developing. A vision that calls for opening opportunities for cultural rights for all citizens throughout the country and not just in the Central Valley. A vision that all communities in the country deserve cultural infrastructure and not just the country’s capital.”President Solís said he will announce replacements for the ministry’s top officials in the coming days. Facebook Comments Related posts:FIA conspiracy? Former culture minister blames ‘plot’ for festival failure Lawmakers to probe Culture Minister about International Arts Festival fiasco Ousted culture minister blames subordinates for arts festival woes How Costa Rica’s 2015 International Arts Festival floppedlast_img read more