Sunday, 5 July 2020

Power Failures Mars Charity Soccer Game

155872_90min
Called “90 minutos por la vida” (90 minutes for life), four rival teams took to the field at the Estadio Nacional (national stadium) in two back-to-back games to raise money for charity.

The stadium was full. The fans got to see some of “their” players in action and all for a top ticket cost of ¢5.000 colones. In addition, the fireworks lit up the sky over the stadium.
But, reminder of times past in Costa Rica, the stadium went dark on two separate occasions, one of the power failures lasting almost six minutes.

The first power failure occurred at 10:05am, a few minutes before the Saprissa – Liga game. Later, into the game, the power went out again.

In total, the game was interrupted for about 30 minutes and many left the stadium.

- paying the bills -

Stadium officials blame an external source for the problem, something to do with work being carried out by the state power and light company and unrelated to the stadium.

At QCostarica, only a few blocks from the stadium, there was no power failure. But, the power did go out – a flicker, enough to reset all systems, including internet service – at 4:05am.

Ah, summer in Costa Rica!

- paying the bills -
- paying the bills -
Rico
Ricohttp://www.theqmedia.com
"Rico" is the crazy mind behind the Q media websites, a series of online magazines where everything is Q! In these times of new normal, stay at home. Stay safe. Stay healthy.

Related Articles

COVID-19 Costa Rica: 310 new cases Saturday, country reaches 4,621 infections

(QCOSTARICA) The Minister of Health, Daniel Salas, reported Saturday, July 4,...

Central Bank defines maximum interest rate for credit cards

(QCOSTARICA) The Banco Central de Costa Rica (Central Bank) published early...

MOST READ

COVID-19 case detected among PriceSmart Santa Ana staff

(QCOSTARICA) Health authorities confirmed the detection of a positive case COVID-19 among PriceSmart Santa Ana staff. According to the press department of the Ministry of...

OMNI launches Costa Rica’s Super App

(QCOSTARICA) Omni officially launched the OMNiMoni service, a virtual bank or “neobank” focused on the implementation of fintech facilities from a smartphone. It currently has...

There are still those who don’t get it…

Rico's TICO BULL - Browsing social networks I still am amazed at how some, at times, seems many still haven't gotten the facts straight...

The iPhone 12 arrives in September but without headphones or charger

(QCOSTARICA) Apple's new flagship, the Phone 12, is expected to arrive in September as usual, despite the Covid-19 pandemic. But it will not include EarPods...

Peru exceeded 10,000 deaths from coronavirus

(Q24N) Deaths from coronavirus in Peru exceeded the 10,000 on Thursday, according to data from the country's Ministry of Health, after registering 185 deaths...

Basic basket, rentals, water and electricity would be exempt from VAT for six months

(QCOSTARICA) With the aim of helping Costa Ricans who suffer the economic effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, legislators hastened the passage of a bill...

Let's Keep This Going!

To be updated with all the latest news and information about Costa Rica and Latin America.