MORE Power donates P1-M aid to Iloilo City COVID frontliners

first_imgAround 100,000 test kits are expected toarrive in the Philippines from Brazil and part of this will be immediatelyshipped to Iloilo City, said Castro. Aside from the mentioned initial aid, Castrosaid Bloomberg Cultural Foundation, Inc. (BCFI), the corporate socialresponsibility arm business tycoon Enrique Razon Jr. who owns MORE Power, willalso donate personal protective equipment (PPEs), N95 masks and COVID-19test kits. ILOILO City – MORE Electric and Power Corp.(MORE Power) has started giving out aid to various frontliners against thecoronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in this southern city. According to MORE Power president Roel Castro,almost P1 million worth of facemasks, alcohol, hand sanitizers and acetate asinitial aid were distributed.“MORE Power is one with the city government and other stakeholders in thisfight against an enemy we cannot see. I hope our support can somehow helplighten the burden brought by this crisis,” Castro said.Among those who benefitted from the aid were the Iloilo City Police Office andPolice Regional Office 6, Bureau of Fire Protection, Iloilo City government aswell as medical frontliners in hospitals.The new power distributor here also shouldered that one-week meal of lawenforcers implementing the enhanced community quarantine in the city.Castro said MORE Power also mobilized its Quick Response Team to make surehospitals won’t suffer from power interruption. “I have already informed our beloved citymayor Jerry Treñas about this and we can expect the arrival of the test kits inthe next few days,” said Castro./PN Razon recently donated a total of P60-millionworth of PPEs and equipment to the Department of Health. MORE Electric and Power Corp. president Roel Castro turns over to Iloilo City Police Office director Director Eric Dampal assistance in the effort to keep the metro free from the coronavirus disease 2019. The assistance includes facemasks, alcohol and hand sanitizers, among others.last_img read more


Football News Marseille Beat Nice in Ligue 1 Amidst Homophobic Abuse

first_imghighlights For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Paris: Marseille won their first match under new coach Andre Villas-Boas on Wednesday thanks to a 2-1 derby win at Nice in a match that was suspended in the first half following homophobic abuse from the home side’s hardcore supporters. Dimitri Payet moved his side up to 13th on four points with a spot-kick with 17 minutes remaining after Nice midfielder Wylan Cyprien had levelled Dario Benedetto’s first Marseille goal with his own penalty. The France international’s strike also ended Nice’s brief perfect start in the new season’s third round of matches, but the clash was dominated by the over 10-minute suspension ordered by match officials as part of a crackdown on offensive chanting from French football authorities. Players from both teams were escorted from the pitch in the 28th minute of the contest following repeated appeals to Nice fans to stop chants of “Marseille are a bunch of queers” and “Go f*** yourself, Ligue 1”.  Fans also unfurled homophobic banners including one which called Marseille an “LGBT club”. The second chant, sparked by the French league’s attempt to stamp out homophobic chants from the stands, continued as the players returned down the tunnel, where they waited for the still-goalless match to recommence. Villas-Boas said referee Clement Turpin “did the right thing in stopping the match” adding that the abuse was “above all a societal problem”, while Nice coach Patrick Vieira said that he was “absolutely right to interrupt” proceedings.  French equalities minister Marlene Schiappa also congratulated on Twitter Turpin’s “respect for football”, and blasted “a homophobic banner (which) dirtied the stands”. However, goalscorer Cyprien bemoaned Turpin’s decision, saying that “we can’t stop every match each time some idiot does something, otherwise we will never play”. “I am against all discrimination, be it against gays or racist abuse,” he continued to Canal+. But we can’t stop matches as soon as there are insults that have nothing to do with the gay community.”   Crackdown on abuse   Instructions were sent to referees before the start of the season to stop matches if homophobic songs could be heard, and the Ligue 2 game on August 16 between Nancy and Le Mans was halted for a few minutes — a first in France.  That match only resumed after Nancy players pleaded with their fans to stop, but the club was still hit late on Wednesday with a one-game closure for one stand by the French league. The league has mooted the idea of introducing a list of banned words in football stadiums in an attempt to combat homophobia and bad language.On Sunday, a referee threatened to stop Monaco’s 2-2 home draw with Nimes after the away fans insulted the league organisers with offensive language.  The controversy comes just two days after Ineos announced their purchase of Nice, who were aiming to maintain their perfect start against fellow south coast side Marseille, yet to win under new coach Villas-Boas. Bob Ratcliffe, the brother of billionaire Jim Ratcliffe who owns petrochemical giant Ineos, looked on embarrassed from the stands as his team were forced off the field due to their fans’ behaviour.  Earlier, Nigerian starlet Victor Osimhen shot a brace that took him to the top of the Ligue 1 scoring charts as Lille cruised to a simple 3-0 win over Saint-Etienne.The 20-year-old fired in the hosts’ opener shortly before the break and sealed the points with a fine turn-and-strike 15 minutes from the end, taking his tally to four goals from the season’s opening three matches and moving Lille into fourth. Jonathan Bamba had added the second from the spot six minutes earlier after being upended by Mathieu Debuchy.center_img Marseille players were subject to homophobic abuse by Nice fans.The clash was dominated by the over 10-minute suspension ordered by match officials.The move is a crackdown on offensive chanting in Ligue 1.last_img read more


Boland nets six in ice hockey Warriors’ win over Cazenovia

first_imgBoland quickly established himself against Cazenovia, notching a hat trick in the first two periods. It was needed, too, since the Lakers, still in search of its first win of the season, produced enough to only trail 5-3.Then the Warriors got away with three late unanswered goals, Boland remaining the main part of the attack as he pulled off the rare double hat trick, plus an assist.Most of the time, it was Nick Gagnon passing it to Boland as he notched five assists to go with a lone goal. Xavier Springer notched a goal and three assists, with Marco Palumbo getting two assists as Anthony Bentley earned a single assist. Tags: C-NSice hockeyliverpool At home again Friday night, Liverpool faced Ontario Bay and made it back-to-back wins, easily taming the Storm in a 5-1 decision.More balanced in its attack, the Warriors had Springer lead with two goals and one assist. Gagnon had three assists, with Boland and Anthony Bentley each getting one goal and one assist. Dylan Husted had the other goal, with assists also credited to Kyle Kirkby and Chris Zimmer.That same night, C-NS resumed its season at the Twin Rinks, hosting Ithaca, and its defense struggled to contain the Little Red in a 6-3 defeat.Matt Cramer still scored twice, with Carter Wisely getting the other goal, also joining Nick Tangretti, Nick Sciore and Holden Sarosy in the assist column. Kali Van Iuven was quite busty in the net, finishing with 50 saves.C-NS gets back-to-back games with West Genesee after meeting Watertown IHC on Wednesday. Liverpool is home next week for contests against Fayetteville-Manlius and Mohawk ValleyShare this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story center_img Connor Boland made sure he would never forget the last time the Liverpool ice hockey team took to the ice in 2019.Boland’s six goals all but carried the Warriors to an 8-3 victory over the Cazenovia Lakers last Monday afternoon at Lysander Ice Arena.Liverpool had not played since its third-place finish in the Dec. 20-21 Opitmist Tournament hosted by Cicero-North Syracuse that included a defeat by the Warriors to the Northstars 5-3.last_img read more