Southland TV Selections Announced for First Four Weeks

first_imgAbout ESPN+ “We are again very pleased to announce an expanded broadcast schedule for Southland football,” league commissioner Tom Burnett said.  “As has been the case in recent years, the 2019 football season will ultimately feature more telecasts of Southland teams than ever before, and we are excited to work with our broadcast partners to provide more action for the fans of our teams.” SOUTHLAND CONFERENCE FOOTBALL: EARLY SEASON TV SCHEDULEALL TIMES CENTRAL AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE The first Saturday of the season features five games exclusively on ESPN platforms, and another on Cox Sports TV (CST). The day begins with UIW at UTSA at 5 p.m. CT on ESPN3. McNeese plays host to Southern for a 6 p.m. kickoff on CST. Outside CST’s territory, coverage of the Cowboys’ opener will be available on ESPN+. Nicholls, after posting a season-opening 26-23 victory at Kansas last season, will try to repeat its success in a 6 p.m. kickoff at Kansas State on ESPN+.  Also, ESPN+ will carry Baylor’s home game with Stephen F. Austin, Abilene Christian’s road game at North Texas and the Houston Baptist opener at UTEP. On Sept. 7, Central Arkansas visits Austin Peay for a 2 p.m. CT contest on ESPN+.  Six other games featuring Southland teams will begin at 6 p.m., including Stephen F. Austin playing host to Tarleton State on ESPN3, while ESPN+ will feature the Mississippi Valley State at Lamar, Texas Southern at UIW, McNeese at Oklahoma State, Arizona Christian at Abilene Christian, and Oklahoma Panhandle State at Sam Houston State games. WEEK 1Thursday, August 29Central Arkansas at Western Kentucky, 6:30 p.m., ESPN+Northwestern State at UT Martin, 6:30 p.m., ESPN+Bethel (Tenn.) at Lamar, 7 p.m., ESPN3Jacksonville State at Southeastern Louisiana, 7 p.m., ESPN+Saturday, August 31UIW at UTSA, 5 p.m., ESPN3Stephen F. Austin at Baylor, 6 p.m., ESPN+Nicholls at Kansas State, 6 p.m., ESPN+Southern at McNeese, 6 p.m., Cox Sports TV/ESPN+ **Abilene Christian at North Texas, 6:30 p.m., ESPN+Houston Baptist at UTEP, 7 p.m., ESPN+WEEK 2Saturday, September 7Central Arkansas at Austin Peay, 2 p.m., ESPN+Mississippi Valley State at Lamar, 6 p.m., ESPN+Tarleton State at Stephen F. Austin, 6 p.m., ESPN3McNeese at Oklahoma State, 6 p.m., ESPN+Texas Southern at UIW, 6 p.m., ESPN+Arizona Christian at Abilene Christian, 6 p.m., ESPN+Oklahoma Panhandle at Sam Houston State, 6 p.m., ESPN+WEEK 3Saturday, September 14Houston Baptist at South Dakota, 2 p.m., ESPN+Southeastern Louisiana at Ole Miss, 3 p.m., SEC NetworkSam Houston State at North Dakota, 4 p.m., Pluto TVLamar at Texas A&M, 6 p.m., ESPN2/ESPNU*Abilene Christian at Central Arkansas, 6 p.m., ESPN3Northwestern State at LSU, 6:30 p.m., SEC NetworkWEEK 4Saturday, September 21*Nicholls at Stephen F. Austin, 6 p.m., ESPN+*McNeese at Abilene Christian, 6 p.m., ESPN+*UIW at Sam Houston State, 6 p.m., ESPN3*Lamar at Southeastern Louisiana, 7 p.m., ESPN+Central Arkansas at Hawaii, 11 p.m., Spectrum Sports**ESPN availability outside of CST territory only ESPN+ is an integrated part of the ESPN App, the leading sports app and the premier all-in-one digital sports platform for fans. The ESPN App is a showcase of the company’s culture of innovation, delivering a rich, personalized experience that curates all of ESPN’s incredible content around each fan’s individual tastes. ESPN+ is also available through Conference play opens on Sept. 15 in Week 3 featuring Abilene Christian at Central Arkansas for a 6 p.m. kick on ESPN3.  Southland teams will face three SEC opponents that day, with Lamar playing at Texas A&M at 6 p.m. on ESPN2 or ESPNU, and Southeastern Louisiana visiting Ole Miss and Northwestern State taking on LSU, both on the SEC Network. Sam Houston State will appear on Pluto TV, a free app-based streaming service, as the Bearkats travel to face North Dakota at 4 p.m. CT.center_img FRISCO, Texas – The Southland Conference’s 2019 football television plans for the first four weeks of the season include more than two dozen matchups set for coverage across ESPN platforms, Cox Sports Television, Pluto TV and other outlets.  Beginning in the fifth weekend of the season, the Southland will reveal its television selections 12 days prior to kickoff, allowing for the best matchups to be selected each week for various broadcast partners. The Southland television schedule kicks off on Thursday, Aug. 29, with four games on the broadcast schedule. Three of the four games are set for coverage on ESPN+, the leading direct-to-consumer sports streaming service. Things kick off at 6:30 p.m. CT as Central Arkansas goes on the road to play Western Kentucky, while Northwestern State visits UT Martin. Southeastern Louisiana welcomes No. 6 Jacksonville State to Hammond, La., for a 7 p.m. start on ESPN+. Lamar hosts Bethel (Tenn.) for a 7 p.m. kick on ESPN3. ESPN+ is the premium multi-sport, direct-to-consumer video service from The Walt Disney Company’s Direct-to-Consumer and International (DTCI) segment in conjunction with ESPN. It offers fans thousands of additional live events, on-demand content and original programming not available on ESPN’s linear TV or digital networks. Week 4 features four conference games, including a trio of games on ESPN+, Nicholls at SFA, McNeese at Abilene Christian and Lamar at Southeastern Louisiana.  The league opener between UIW and Sam Houston State will be available on ESPN3.  Additionally, the Central Arkansas at Hawaii contest will be televised on Spectrum Sports.The schedule is subject to change. Additional early games may be selected at a later date. Programming on ESPN+ includes hundreds of MLB, NHL and MLS games, thousands of college sports events (including football, basketball and multiple other sports from more than 15 conferences), exclusive Top Rank boxing, UFC (beginning in 2019), Grand Slam tennis, international and domestic rugby, cricket, new and exclusive documentary films and series, acclaimed studio shows and the full library of ESPN’s award-winning 30 for 30 films. Fans subscribe to ESPN+ for $4.99 a month (or $49.99 per year) and cancel at any time. #SouthlandStronglast_img read more

Piqué, to the referee: “Do you remember Real Madrid-Sevilla?”

first_imgAs collected by the cameras of Movistar LaLiga, the Barca center had a conversation during the match with the referee in these terms: “Do you remember Real Madrid-Sevilla? Do you remember the blockade?”. In clear allusion to the annulled Luuk de Jong by his partner Martínez Munuera in the Santiago Bernabeu after a blockade of Gudelj to Militao in the Madrid area.Cuadra Fernández also said a few words to Piqué as the television images have revealed. “Don’t point me at the finger …”, the referee told the central culé after recriminating this one of his decisions. Gerard Piqué they were stiff with the referee Guillermo Cuadra Fernández during the encounter between the Barça and the Getafe from last saturday.last_img read more

No so fast, says Holmwood’s Anderson

first_imgEdwin Allen High are many people’s hot favourites for the girls’ title at the ISSA-GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Championships but Holmwood Technical’s head coach, Dave Anderson, is surely not ready to crown them as yet.TOP HONOURSAnderson is very confident that Holmwood Technical can challenge Edwin Allen for top honours at the this year’s meet.”The girls are in excellent shape as they have performed well at the various development meets and they are ready to deliver,” he said.Many see Holmwood in a tight battle with former champions St Jago for third and fourth but Anderson disagrees.”I strongly believe my team can win and the media can say what they want but I have seen in the past where Holmwood won one year by more than 100 points but lost the following year. This is a championships … when teams do not get points they are predicted to get there can be some panic in the camp and this has happened on more than one occasion so I am not writing off my team,” he said.last_img read more

Body found in West Demerara trench

first_imgThe body of a Parfaite Harmonie, West Bank Demerara (WBD) man was on Friday discovered in a drain just a short distance from his home.The man has been identified as Robin Gordon, 40, of 2273 Parfaite Harmonie.According to reports, the body was discovered by two young girls who saw the man in the trench on their way home at about 12:20h on Friday. They raised an alarm and residents rushed to the scene and discovered that the body was that of Gordon whose house is just over 10 meters from where he was found.When Guyana Times arrived at the scene, Police had cordoned off the area where the swollen body was still lying in the drain. The man lived with his 75-year-old father who was reluctant to speak due to the enormity of the situation.Gordon’s brother who also lives with him told this publication that he usually leaves for work early in the morning and returns late in the evenings. He only learned of his brother’s demise when he received a call from relatives.The dead man’s sister, Samantha Gordon related that the man, who is an alcoholic, had left home since Wednesday, and did not return since. However she explained that this did not raise any concerns as he usually stays away from home for days: “He usually leaves and does come back days after… That’s his usual style, he leaves home and doesn’t come back for days,” she stated.The family explained that they will not speculate as to how Gordon met his demise as they had not yet seen the body up close. They also revealed that just recently, the drains had been cleared and expanded, and as such they are quite deep.Gordon leaves to mourn a son, 22, his elderly father and siblings. His body is currently at the Ezekiel Funeral Parlor awaiting post mortem.The Police have launched an investigation into the man’s death.last_img read more

US$162K Health Center Dedicated in Lofa County

first_imgUnited States Ambassador to Liberia, Deborah Ruth Malac,  last Thursday dedicated the newly constructed Barkedu Health Center, in the Quardu Gborni District in Lofa County to the enchantment of the residents and the county leadership.  The leadership was represented by Superintendent George S. Dunor. In her dedicatory remarks,  Amb. Malac recalled the difficulties encountered in the construction work on the health center, especially due to the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak last year. The outbreak devastated that particular region of Lofa County, recording many deaths. According to the U.S. Diplomat, though confronted with the outbreak the people of Lofa did not give up the fight to complete the project, but accepted the challenge by taking the necessary steps to protect themselves and their respective communities from the spread of the virus, while construction was ongoing. She informed the gathering that the fight to contain the EVD was largely supported by the county’s leadership, with support from partners, including the U.S. Government.  Now the number of Ebola cases has dropped dramatically across the country, especially in Lofa County.“This is a wonderful accomplishment, but Ebola is not gone yet, and therefore, we must continue to be vigilant to sustain the gains made so far to kick it out,” the US diplomat warned.It was in Lofa County that the first case of the EVD was confirmed early last year, before spreading to other parts of the country.The construction of the Barkedu Health Center, she said, was a collaborative effort between the U.S. Government through the Rebuilding Basic Health Services (RBHS) project, the Ministry of Health (MOH), local government, and the community. According to Amb Malac, the U.S. Government provided US$162,000 to support the project, while the community, on the other hand, supplied vital contributions of sand, gravel, water as well as their time and energy. The project was implemented by West Construction through its Rural Project Manager, Joel N. Freeman. Prior to the dedication, West Construction’s Country Manager, Jose Rivera, turned the keys of the new health center over to RBHS Infrastructure Advisor Joe Moyer, who later turned the keys over to Amb Malac for onward submission to the County Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Joseph Bolongei.The new Barkedu Health Center is 2.5 times larger than the old clinic built for the residents through the MOH, and will accommodate more staff as well as provide comprehensive services, particularly for maternal and child health and family planning, Amb Malac said. The project is one of the seven health facilities in Lofa – among a total of 40 facilities across the country – renovated under the RBHS project since 2010 at a total cost of over US$3.7 million. “In addition to supporting infrastructural improvements” Amb Malac disclosed that her government continues to support the MOH in partnering with the International Rescue Committee (IRC) to provide services in 42 out of 56 health facilities in Lofa, including provision of medications, training and management support to ensure access to safe, quality services, etc. Prior to RBHS intervention to construct the new Barkedu Health Center, the old clinic was just one small building of 922 square feet, which served a catchment population of over 13,000 people – the largest of all RBHS supported facilities in Lofa County and the seventh largest of all the county health facilities. The next closest health facility to Barkedu is more than 27 km away, thereby making the utilization of the Barkedu clinic ‘very’ high. But during the period from October 2010 to September 2011, the utilization rates were 3,592 curative consultations for children under five years old; 8,193 curative consultations for people over five years old; 1,960 fevers treated with anti-malarial for children less than five years old; and 1,500 people over five treated with new malaria medication called ACT, etc. Earlier, in a brief historical account, Quardu Gborni District Health Officer (DHO), Dolfelson Jayguhwoiyan, said the new health center became necessary following the assessment done by RBHS in 2011, through which it was  noticed that the patient load of the old clinic was very huge.The clinic, he said, had a catchment population of over 11,000 at that time, with over 12 catchment communities, and therefore, the facility’s infrastructure could not accommodate or serve such a population size. Lofa County welcomed Amb Malac and her entourage to the ceremony and, on behalf of the residents, expressed gratitude to her and her government for the health center.  They promised to maintain the facility properly  at all times.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Fundraiser faces more charges

first_imgHsu, who was already facing a 15-year-old fraud case in California, was charged in New York with what prosecutors called a “massive” Ponzi scheme that ensnared investors across the country. At a news conference, U.S. Attorney Michael Garcia said the main purpose of the fraud was to support a “lavish lifestyle,” but he said it also may have been fueled by Hsu’s desire “to purchase a place on the celebrity campaign circuit.” The criminal complaint, unsealed in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, said the 56-year-old clothing-industry entrepreneur pressured his business partners to make hefty donations to congressional and presidential candidates, most notably Hillary Rodham Clinton. None of the partners was identified. Garcia said there was no evidence that the campaigns were aware of the scheme or acted criminally. The Clinton campaign has been cooperating with the investigation, he said, and Clinton has already announced that she would give back $850,000 raised by Hsu. Hsu also is accused of donating money in other people’s names, which is a federal crime. CRIME: Norman Hsu is now accused of swindling investors of $60 million in Ponzi scheme. By Pat Milton and David B. Caruso THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK – Norman Hsu, one of the top fundraisers for big-name Democrats, was charged Thursday with swindling at least $60 million from investors and using some of his profits to make illegal donations to political campaigns. Robert Emmers, a spokesman for Hsu, declined to comment. Hsu’s lawyer in San Francisco, Jim Brosnahan, did not immediately return phone messages Thursday. The charges are the latest in a string of legal problems for Hsu, who is in custody. He arrived in California on Thursday after he was released by authorities in Mesa, Colo. Hsu landed at San Francisco International Airport in the custody of state investigators; a caravan of law enforcement vehicles whisked him away. His troubles began this summer when news reports revealed that he was a fugitive from justice; in 1992 he had pleaded no contest to theft charges in California related to a fraudulent clothing import business, then skipped town before he could be sentenced. Investigators believe he fled to Hong Kong. Hsu turned himself in last month, but fled again after he was released on $2 million bail. He was arrested in Grand Junction, Colo., on Sept. 6 after becoming sick on a train. When he was arrested, Hsu was carrying a briefcase containing thousands of dollars in cash, bank receipts reflecting millions of dollars worth of transactions and handwritten ledgers of campaign contributions, prosecutors said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

LFC Cup win to extend AMAZING record that puts United in shade

first_imgWin the FA Cup though, and at least the current Liverpool manager will be able to say, like those 14 other men, ‘I know the reason why Liverpool exist too’.Liverpool managers who won trophies for the clubWilliam Edward Barclay and John McKenna, 1892-1896, won two Second Division titlesTom Watson, 1896-1915, won two First Division titles and one Second DivisionDavid Ashworth, 1919-1923, won one First Division titleMatt McQueen, 1923-1928, won one First Division titleGeorge Kay, 1936-1951, won one First Division titleBill Shankly, 1959-1974, won three First Division titles, two FA Cups, one UEFA Cup, one Second Division title and four Charity Shields Rafael Benitez, 2004-2010, won one Champions League, one FA Cup, one UEFA Super Cup and one Community Shield 8 8 Now he heads back to Wembley with Liverpool, with the jury is still out on whether Rodgers is a top class manager. At present, the sight of a Kop flag picturing Rodgers in a similar style to the banner bearing Shankly, Paisley, Fagan, Dalglish and Benitez – men who won titles and European Cups – seems premature. 8 Brendan Rodgers “Liverpool Football Club exists to win trophies,” said Bill Shankly.With 41 major honours – the most in English football and still two more than Manchester United – he had a point.Times do change and there’s no doubt finishing in the top four would be an achievement for the current team, but history dictates that silverware is the benchmark for the Reds.In that regard, the pressure is on manager Brendan Rodgers to break his trophy duck at Anfield.For Liverpool news, views and videos check out Talk Liverpool on FacebookThe Northern Irishman arrived on Merseyside in the summer of 2012, succeeding Liverpool great Kenny Dalglish.Rodgers’ predecessor had been dismissed for finishing eighth in the Premier League, despite winning the League Cup to end a six-year wait for a major trophy.A year later Rodgers had only managed to lift the club up to seventh in the table, but in 2014 he came within a whisker of ending Liverpool’s long wait for the league title.Now, 12 months on and with the club looking unlikely to finish in the top four again, he has the opportunity to win the FA Cup, with a semi-final against Aston Villa approaching.And if Rodgers wants to avoid an uneviable place in Liverpool history, he needs to put some silverware in the Anfield trophy cabinet.Since the club was founded in 1892, 19 men have had the honour of managing the club on a permanent basis and 14 have collected a minimum of one trophy – compare that to Manchester United, where only five out of 23 managers have won major honours.But Rodgers remains potless at Anfield.To date, his only trophy as a manager came with Swansea City in the 2011 play-off final. 8 Graeme Souness, 1991-1994, won one FA CupRoy Evans, 1994-1998, won one League CupGerard Houllier, 1998-2004, won two League Cups, one FA Cup, one UEFA Cup, one UEFA Super Cup and one Charity Shield 8 Joe Fagan, 1983-1985, won one First Division title, one European Cup and one League CupKenny Dalglish, 1985-1991 and 2011-2012, won three First Division titles, two FA Cups and four Charity Shields in his first spell in charge and one League Cup in his second stint 8 Bob Paisley, 1974-1983, won six First Division titles, four League Cups, three European Cups, one UEFA Cup, one UEFA Super Cup and five Charity Shields 8 8 Liverpool managers who didn’t win trophies for the clubGeorge Patterson, 1918-1919 (first spell) and 1928-1936 (second spell), best achievement: fifth place in the First DivisionDon Welsh, 1951-1956, best achievement: 11th in the First DivisionPhil Taylor, 1956-1959, best achievement: third place in the Second DivisionRoy Hodgson*, 2010, best achievement: winning Europa League group ahead of Napoli*Hodgson is the only Liverpool manager not to have been given a full season in charge, being dismissed on 8 January 2011, with the Reds still in the Europa League and FA Cup.What do you think of Brendan Rodgers? Share your thoughts by leaving a comment below…last_img read more

Warning issued over fake sterling notes in circulation

first_imgLetterkenny businesses owners and staff are being advised to be on alert for fake bank notes from Northern Ireland.The alert was sparked by the attempted use of a fake £50 sterling note in a local business on Tuesday night.According to the Letterkenny Chamber, staff identified the note was a forgery and the person left in a hurry. Staff are advised to take care to check all notes and report any incidents to gardaí.Warning issued over fake sterling notes in circulation was last modified: March 19th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:bank notesLetterkenny Chamberlast_img read more

Incentives for new recruits proposed

first_img 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 The supervisor directed the Sheriff’s Department to place high security inmates in the modern Twin Towers facility, which is currently housing women, and to implement a new recruiting bonus system to provide monetary incentives for staff who refer qualified candidates once they complete the academy. “In addition, the supervisor directed the sheriff to come up with other incentives and creative ways for recruiting and retention of staff,” said Anna Pembedjian, Antonovich’s justice deputy. “He is going after this very aggressively. The system needs to change.” Sheriff’s deputies completing the academy are paid a starting monthly salary of $3,712, while surrounding departments, such as Burbank, offer a starting pay of $4,862 and a $2,000 signing bonus. A lateral transfer to the Burbank Police Department, which can occur once a county deputy completes the academy, is even more lucrative, offering a starting salary of $5,108 and a bonus of $5,000. Bonuses are offered in Torrance, Manhattan Beach and El Segundo. Antonovich also directed a realignment of staff to take sworn staff from non-law enforcement positions and replace them with civilian staff to use all personnel more effectively. The Sheriff’s Department, working with the chief administrative officer, is expected to answer Antonovich’s motion at the next regular board meeting on Feb. 28. LOS ANGELES – Giving financial incentives to new recruits was among the proposals Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich offered Tuesday to the Sheriff’s Department, which is having a tough time hiring. Antonovich also called on the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department to move high-security inmates into appropriate facilities and improve staffing levels in a motion that was approved by a majority of the supervisors. Bonuses for both deputies completing the sheriff’s training academy and those who refer them were part of a three-point plan given to county Chief Administrative Officer David E. Janssen, who is to return in two weeks with proposed solutions to the problems that have been exacerbated by recent disturbances in the county jail system. “In addition to an aggressive recruitment effort, the sheriff must free up deputies who are performing civilian or administrative functions – otherwise, it can take 20 to 50 years to fill 1,100 vacancies at the current rate of hiring,” Antonovich said in a statement. Carol Rock, (661) 257-5252 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgSt.Eunan’s GAA Club are pressing ahead with plans for state-of-the-art training facilities at their Letterkenny base.The club underwent one of the biggest developments a number of years ago with the erection of a new stand and other improvements.The club have applied to the local town council for planning permission for three new all-weather pitches. The pitches include a ‘sand carpet playing pitch’ and two ‘synthetic playing pitches’.The facility will also include six huge floodlights to allow for late night winter training as well as perimeter fencing.ST EUNANS APPLY FOR SYNTHETIC PITCHES AT NEW TRAINING GROUNDS was last modified: June 8th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:St Eunanstraining pitcheslast_img read more