Coca-Cola International, a global nonalcoholic beverage bottling company operating in the country, has announced plans for the expansion of its production by adding new varieties to its many products on the local market as well as expanding its production capacity.Coca-Cola’s vice president and, Alexander B. Cummings, who led a high-level delegation to Liberia last Friday, informed President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf that his company, having operated in Liberia for over 50 years, was pleased to announce an expansion of its production by adding pure water and canned juice components to its product lines.Coca-Cola International is an American multinational beverage corporation and manufacturer, retailer and marketer of nonalcoholic beverage concentrates and syrups. The company has its headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. It is best known for its flagship product Coca-Cola, invented in 1886 by pharmacist John Stith Pemberton in Columbus, Georgia.The company’s vice president, who is a Liberian national, made the disclosure about the pending expansion on Friday September 26, when he and his delegation paid a courtesy call on President Sirleaf at her Foreign Affairs office in Monrovia.He used the occasion to reaffirm the company’s commitment to further invest in Liberia as its contribution to post-war reconstruction, terming its partnership as not just “a fair weather” partner.“The expansion,” Mr. Cummings disclosed, “is a result of the conducive investment climate and the long standing partnership between Coca-Cola and Liberia, which will further provide additional job opportunities for the country,” an Executive Mansion press release quotes Mr. Cummings as saying.The new products, particularly Bonaqua mineral water, Mr. Cummings indicated, is expected to come online by March 2015. He said the equipment for the company’s expansion will begin arriving in the country this month, October, 2014.Mr. Cummings stressed that the production of the Bonaqua mineral water will eventually lead to the production of canned juices in Liberia.On behalf of the company’s chief executive officer, Muhtar Kent, Mr. Cummings extended best wishes to President Sirleaf as she fights Ebola and expressed deepest sadness as he watches and listens to news on how Ebola is claiming the lives of thousands in the sub-region including Liberia.Mr. Cummings quoted Mr. Kent as saying that he has committed his company to closely working with President Sirleaf and her Mano River Union counterparts to fight the Ebola outbreak.Responding, President Sirleaf said Liberia was pleased by the announcement of the expansion as it demonstrates the company’s confidence in Liberia’s investment climate. She assured the delegation of government’s openness to seeing more investment in Liberia while also expressing optimism that direct foreign investment turns to job creation and infrastructure development.Meanwhile, Coca-Cola has joined the fight against the deadly Ebola virus in the country with a large donation including several assorted medical items to the National Task Force (NTF) on Ebola. Mr. Cummings promised to continue its assistance until a total eradication is reported.The Coca-Cola vice president said items donated included a 40-foot container of medical supplies, 50,000 cases of Bonaqua mineral water.Other items donated by the company included 30 infrared thermometers to twenty hospitals, and300 hand washing kits to communities surrounding its production site in Paynesville. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires It is Peterson’s eighth career NFC Offensive Player of the Week award, the most Offensive Player of the Week selections among non-quarterbacks in the NFL.Wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald led the team with 10 receptions for 138 yards and a touchdown in Week 6. He has 14,854 career yards and surpassed Steve Smith Sr. (14,731) on the all-time list. Fitzgerald is looking for his third NFC West game in a row with a touchdown.Fitzgerald needs 146 yards on Sunday to reach 15,000 career receiving yards. Growing up in Minnesota, he idolized Randy Moss and Cris Carter. It would a great milestone for Fitz.Pass rusher Chandler Jones ranks fourth in the NFC with seven sacks. He has 3.5 sacks and two forced fumbles in three career meetings.NFL Leaders – Sacks (2015-17)Rank Player (Team) Sacks1 Chandler Jones (AZ) 31.52 Khalil Mack (Oak) 30.03 Von Miller (Den) 29.54 Melvin Ingram (LAC) 26.05 Everson Griffen (Min) 25.5Safety Antoine Bethea aims for his fourth game in a row with an interception. He’s tied for second in the NFL with three interceptions.Safety Tyvon Branch leads the NFC with 52 tackles. Has 26 tackles and three passes defensed in his past three games on the road. Branch continues to make splash plays, and it wouldn’t be a surprise if the Cardinals try to re-sign him during the season or make him a priority going into the offseason.Safety Tyrann Mathieu has 19 tackles and one interception.Mathieu has played the most snaps on the Cardinals defense (408, 98.5 percent of snaps). Unfortunately. he only has one interception and zero passes defensed. He enters an interesting situation in his Cardinals career considering the amount of money they owe him coming up in March. It’s close to $28 million in salary and bonuses including about nine million in dead money, which can spread out over two years.Cornerback Tramon Williams had an interception in Week 6, his first for the franchise.Williams, 34, has only played 38 snaps on defense after being inactive for one game not playing in the two others. He had an interception last week but also gave up the 41-yard pass to Buccaneers wideout Mike Evans. He provides a veteran presence and has played in a lot of big games over the course of his career with the Green Bay Packers.Dollar linebacker Deone Bucannon led the team with eight tackles last week.RAMSQuarterback Jared Goff has 580 pass yards (290 per game), three touchdowns and two interceptions for a 85.4 rating in his past two games against the division. Goff has an 85-plus rating in five of his last six games. Defensive tackle Aaron Donald had a sack and a forced fumble last week. He has 2.5 sacks and a forced fumble in the past three meetings.This’ll be the toughest matchup for A.Q. Shipley this season. The Cardinals need to double-team him so he doesn’t create havoc in the backfield with tackles for loss. Robert Quinn, Michael Brockers and Connor Barwin will bring inside and outside pressure.In 10 career meetings, Quinn has nine sacks and three forced fumbles.Linebacker Mark Barron is tied for third in the NFC with 48 tackles. He led the team with eight tackles and had a sack in Week 6. He has 23 tackles, two forced fumbles and an interception in his last four games.Barron plays a similar position as Bucannon, could be the spy for Adrian Peterson on Sunday and is a good open-field tackler.Cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman had an interception last week. He has three interceptions and a forced fumble in his past five games against NFC West opponents.Coleman made some comments to the LA Times after Sunday’s game in Jacksonville.So when Rams cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman was asked whether the addition of running back Adrian Peterson to the Cardinals changed anything as the Rams prepare to play them in London, Robey-Coleman did not parse his words.“Adrian Peterson is not Adrian Peterson in 2008, 2009,” Robey said in the postgame locker room as a few stunned teammates looked on and listened. “He’s not the same Adrian Peterson, and I think everybody knows that.”Cornerback Trumaine Johnson had an interception and a career-high six passes defensed in the Oct. 12 meeting the teams had last year. PHOENIX — There is loads of optimism surrounding the Arizona Cardinals, a fact that seemed impossible after their start to the season.After Adrian Peterson’s huge debut, however, there is a new sense of the Cardinals keeping their season alive.The team, now in London, prepares for their matchup with the Los Angeles Rams in a key NFC West showdown.Here are some of the numbers to know heading into the game. Wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald, right, and running back Adrian Peterson of the Arizona Cardinals laugh during an NFL training session at the London Irish rugby team training ground in the Sunbury-on-Thames suburb of south west London, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017. The Arizona Cardinals are preparing for an NFL regular season game against the Los Angeles Rams in London on Sunday. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth) Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Some of the numbers and information are courtesy of the NFL Media and the Cardinals. Top Stories Goff has done a 180 from last season and a lot of credit should go to Rams head coach Sean McVay for him looking like a completely different quarterback in year two.Running back Todd Gurley ranks second in the NFL with 766 scrimmage yards and is tied for first with seven scrimmage touchdowns. Gurley has 363 scrimmage yards (90.8 per game) & four touchdowns (three rush, one reception) in his past four against the NFC West. In his last four games, the former Georgia standout has 393 rush yards (98.3 per game) and four touchdowns.Gurley is a three-down back, not only rushing between the tackles but also catching passes out of the backfield. He becomes a dual-threat back in the Rams offense.Wide receiver Robert Woods has 26 receptions for 380 yards (95 per game) and a touchdown in his past four games against the NFC West.Tramon Williams will likely draw this assignment on Woods, a pick-up from the Bills in the offseason.Wide receiver Cooper Kupp ranks third among NFL rookies with 265 receiving yards and is tied for second with two touchdown catches.Kupp dropped to the third round and is one of the better slot receivers in the league, bearing in mind he’s a rookie.Wide receiver Tavon Austin had 10 receptions for 57 yards and a touchdown in the last game at Twickenham (October of 2016 against the New York Giants). The Rams paid him a lot of money. 1 Comments Share CARDINALSQuarterback Carson Palmer completed 18-of-22 passes (81.8 percent) for 283 yards with three touchdowns and one interception for a 139.4 rating last week. In his past four meetings, he has 1,251 pass yards (312.8 per game), seven touchdowns and three interceptions for a 92.5 rating. Palmer has 294 career touchdown passes and surpassed Hall of Famer Warren Moon (291) for 12th most in NFL history.According to Pro Football Focus, Palmer worked the intermediate level (10-to-19 yards) extremely well, going 11-of-11 for 206 yards and three touchdowns in that range, hitting a number of seam routes for big gains.Since Week 3, Palmer has seven touchdowns and only two interceptions.Running back Adrian Peterson rushed for 134 yards and two touchdowns last week in his team debut. He has 50 career games with 100-plus rush yards, becoming the ninth player in NFL history to do so. Peterson has 475 rush yards (118.8 per game) and four touchdowns in four meetings with the Rams.Peterson played 48 snaps last week (74 percent) and was named the NFC Offensive Player of the Week. Peterson is the oldest player (32) in NFL history to rush for at least 100 yards and a touchdown in a debut for a new team.