CICA Motors Donates 2 Vehicles to Red Cross

first_imgCICA Motors Liberia Incorporated formerly Reelin (Liberia) Inc., the distributor of TOYOTA, YAMAHA and BRIDGESTONE Products in Liberia, has donated two brand new vehicles, Land Cruiser Ambulance and HINO truck to the Liberia National Red Cross Society (LNRCS) to fight the deadly virus in Liberia. The total cost of the two vehicles is put at US$97,000.CICA Motors Liberia Incorporated is the Liberian subsidiary of the CFAO Automotive Group in France and Liberia’s exclusive distributor of the world-famous Toyota brand. The company sells broad range of cars, including commercial.Presenting the vehicles to the LNRCS yesterday, the Managing Director of ‎CICA MOTORS LIBERIA, Mr. Marc Boisgarnier said the vehicles was intended to be used by the LNRCS’ Ebola response.He said when CFAO group first took over REELIN last December; nobody knew that the country would be faced with such an epidemic.Mr. Boisgarnier: “No one told me that I will have to wash my hands and take my temperature every day. In fact, nobody could imagine that hundreds of people would have die and continue to die of the virus.”The director of CICA Motors Liberia asserted that Ebola is a virus that can be everywhere; it is a virus that requires a lot of energy and means to fight against it.“That is why we decided locally to contribute in donating these two vehicles to the Red Cross in its fight,” he added.According to him, the LNRCS is good customer of the company. It usually purchases vehicles and motorcycles from them (CICA). He stated that being aware of the work LNRCS is involved in on the field, “We decided to donate these two vehicles to the entity. We are sure that these vehicles which are known for their durability will accomplish the nature of their work,” he added. The manager of CICA Motors further disclosed that TOYOTA MOTORS CORPORATION, which manufactured the vehicles also decided to contribute directly to this fight against Ebola. He disclosed that would make more vehicle donations in the coming weeks under the name of TOYOTA.“We are proud that our group also decided to do some donations to Guinea and Sierra Leone because if we do not fight in all the terrain where the epidemic is, we will have less chance to win,” said CICA Motors boss.Receiving the keys to the vehicles, the president of the Liberia National Red Cross Society, Mr. Emmanuel O. Kparh, thanked CICA Motors Liberia for the gesture, saying, it could not have been no other time for the vehicles than now, when they are going to be essential to the Ebola fight.“The Red Cross is very pleased with the donation made by the CICA family and these vehicles will be used to help remove Ebola dead bodies from communities and other areas for burial,” Mr.  Kaprh said.The Liberia Red Cross president said the entity is doing all it can to help government fight the deadly Ebola disease.Meanwhile, District # 13 Representative Saah Joseph said the anti-Ebola campaign is not about who wins but it is about Liberians working together.Rep. Joseph stated that the business community, too, is equally doing all it can to ensure that the virus is kick out of Liberia.He told the gathering that he will remain committed to the Ebola fight.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Angels notes: Weaver not on mound yet

first_imgWeaver didn’t begin throwing until recently, leaving him unable to extend himself in the early days of camp. “He’s feeling good and getting there, but there is no need for him to be on the mound right now,” manager Mike Scioscia said. “We’ll see where he is and hopefully get him on the mound shortly.” Roster issues: Scioscia said he is set on an 11-man pitching staff and is unlikely to carry three catchers into the season. One of the more interesting battles of the spring will be for the final bullpen spot. After the five starters, the bullpen seems set in five of six spots with Darren Oliver, Hector Carrasco, Justin Speier, Scot Shields and Francisco Rodriguez. Scioscia isn’t leaving many pitchers out of the mix for the final spot on the staff. He said Dustin Moseley, Chris Resop, Phil Seibel, Chris Bootcheck, Greg Jones and Matt Hensley are all in the mix to break camp with the team. As for the catchers, carrying three does not seem to give Scioscia enough flexibility. “Three is probably a long shot although there are a couple things that can help us with three,” Scioscia said. “Most likely it’s going to be two.” doug.padilla@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2731 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! TEMPE, Ariz. – Jered Weaver did not throw from a mound on the first day of workouts for pitchers and catchers Thursday, and the day of his first bullpen session remains in question. Weaver, who dealt with a bout of biceps tendinitis lastseason that delayed his first start of the second half, came into camp behind schedule. After throwing a combined 200 innings between the minor and major leagues last season, Weaver notified the Angels in the winter that his shoulder needed a break. center_img It could be that Weaver’s holdout year of 2004 has finally caught up with him. He pitched just 76 competitive innings at two minor-league levels in 2005. Then came 77innings at Triple-A Salt Lake last year and 123 with the Angels. Light work: Bartolo Colon and Francisco Rodriguez were the only other pitchers limited to long toss Thursday. Colon appears at least three weeks away from taking a mound, while Rodriguez got in some innings in winter ball in December. “Frankie just wants to stretch it out,” Scioscia said. “There’s no need for him to get on a mound. We’ll get a better indication from guys when they get their long toss going.” Rodriguez said he plan to continue playing winter ball. “To me it is because it helps me to come into spring training in pretty good shape,” said Rodriguez, who expects to throw a bullpen session this weekend. “My arm is feeling better. To me, it also means a lot because my family gets a chance to see me play there and at the same time it gives me a little work to get my arm in shape.” last_img read more

Coral Daily Download – Bookies write off Liverpool’s Premier League title chances

first_imgSimon Clare joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.The Coral spokesman looks ahead to the weekend’s big races, reveals what impact Tiger Wood’s withdrawal has had on the odds for America to beat Europe in next month’s Ryder Cup, and says he expects England to wrap up a Test series victory against India.He also discusses the fight for the Premier League title and claims Liverpool, at 12/1, look to have been written off as they bid to go one better than last season and finish top of the pile.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfastlast_img read more