Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. (NASDAQ: GMCR) is pleased to announce it will package and distribute a new green tea in a K-Cup® portion pack made with paper.Celestial Seasonings® Honey Lemon Ginseng Green Tea is the first beverage to be offered in the new paper-based K-Cup, which is designed for use in the Keurig® Single-Cup Brewing System. The K-Cup contains authentic green tea and delicate Bai Mu Dan white tea ‘ one of the rarest and youngest of teas ‘ creating a smooth, balanced cup with a pleasantly mild flavor.‘As part of our overall commitment to corporate social responsibility, we are dedicated to reducing our environmental impact by cutting our energy consumption, advancing our product packaging, and pursuing many other initiatives,’ said Paul Comey, Vice President of Environmental Affairs for GMCR. ‘We believe K-Cups made with renewable resources like paper represent a positive step as we continue to search for more sustainable alternatives to our current portion pack technology.’‘Our analysis suggests that K-Cups made with paper have a smaller environmental impact than K-Cups made with plastic because they reduce the use of non-renewable materials,’ said Comey. ‘But we’re not stopping here. Our research has indicated additional areas of opportunity to reduce our environmental impact. We are collaborating with our packaging suppliers on more significant improvements to our portion pack materials, and we look forward to sharing our progress.’K-Cup portion packs contain the exact amount of coffee or tea to create a perfect, single cup. The construction of plastic K-Cups® protects coffee from the effects of light, air, and moisture. This new paper-based K-Cup is not currently a viable solution for coffee because the technology does not provide a sufficient barrier to ensure product freshness. Tea can be effectively protected by paper that is lined with polyethylene. While this layer prevents the paper-based K-Cup from being recyclable, it helps to maintain the freshness of the tea and allows the paper to withstand the water, heat, and pressure of the brewing process.Celestial Seasonings Honey Lemon Ginseng Green Tea is available online at www.GreenMountainCoffee.com(link is external) and www.Keurig.com(link is external). A box of 24 K-Cups currently sells for $13.95.Source: WATERBURY, Vt.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. 922.2010About Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. (NASDAQ: GMCR)As a leader in the specialty coffee industry, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. is recognized for its award-winning coffees, innovative brewing technology, and socially responsible business practices. GMCR’s operations are managed through two business units. The Specialty Coffee business unit produces coffee, tea and hot cocoa from its family of brands, including Tully’s Coffee®, Green Mountain Coffee®, Newman’s Own® Organics coffee, Timothy’s World Coffee® and Diedrich, Coffee People and Gloria Jeans®, a trademark licensed to the Company for use in North America and owned by Gloria Jeans Coffees International Pty. Ltd. The Keurig business unit is a pioneer and leading manufacturer of gourmet single-cup brewing systems. K-Cup® portion packs for Keurig® Single-Cup Brewers are produced by a variety of roasters, including Green Mountain Coffee, Tully’s, Timothy’s and Diedrich. GMCR supports local and global communities by offsetting 100% of its direct greenhouse gas emissions, investing in Fair Trade Certifiedâ ¢ coffee, and donating at least five percent of its pre-tax profits to social and environmental projects. Visit www.gmcr.com(link is external) for more information.GMCR routinely posts information that may be of importance to investors in the Investor Relations section of its website, including news releases and its complete financial statements, as filed with the SEC. The Company encourages investors to consult this section of its website regularly for important information and news. Additionally, by subscribing to the Company’s email alerts, individuals can receive news directly from GMCR as it is released.Celestial Seasonings® is a registered trademark of Celestial Seasonings, Inc.GMCR-SGMCR Forward-Looking StatementsCertain statements contained herein are not based on historical fact and are ‘forward-looking statements’ within the meaning of the applicable securities laws and regulations. Generally, these statements can be identified by the use of words such as ‘anticipate,’ ‘believe,’ ‘could,’ ‘estimate,’ ‘expect,’ ‘feel,’ ‘forecast,’ ‘intend,’ ‘may,’ ‘plan,’ ‘potential,’ ‘project,’ ‘should,’ ‘would,’ and similar expressions intended to identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain these identifying words. Owing to the uncertainties inherent in forward-looking statements, actual results could differ materially from those stated here. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, the impact on sales and profitability of consumer sentiment in this difficult economic environment, the Company’s success in efficiently expanding operations and capacity to meet growth, the Company’s success in efficiently and effectively integrating Tully’s, Timothy’s, Diedrich’s and Van Houtte’s wholesale operations and capacity into its Specialty Coffee business unit, the Company’s success in introducing and producing new product offerings, the ability of lenders to honor their commitments under the Company’s credit facility, competition and other business conditions in the coffee industry and food industry in general, fluctuations in availability and cost of high-quality green coffee, any other increases in costs including fuel, Keurig’s ability to continue to grow and build profits with its roaster partners in the At Home and Away from Home businesses, the Company experiencing product liability, product recall and higher than anticipated rates of warranty expense or sales returns associated with a product quality or safety issue, the impact of the loss of major customers for the Company or reduction in the volume of purchases by major customers, delays in the timing of adding new locations with existing customers, the Company’s level of success in continuing to attract new customers, sales mix variances, weather and special or unusual events, as well as other risks described more fully in the Company’s filings with the SEC. Forward-looking statements reflect management’s analysis as of the date of this press release. The Company does not undertake to revise these statements to reflect subsequent developments, other than in its regular, quarterly earnings releases.
What are referral rewards?The other day as we were onboarding another member, I paused to think about the psychological impact of referrals rewards: what they are meant to be and how they’re presented.For starters: “Exactly what are referral rewards supposed to do?”The very word ‘reward’ implies that it’s a behavioral modification tactic: take X action, get Y reward.Is that what a reward for a referral really is?I want people to refer my products and services because they are extremely satisfied customers and they love what I do or how I do it. Do I want people to refer their friends and family just because I’m going to reward them for doing so? Maybe that’s what some of you want? continue reading » 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
More Than 100 Join Wolf Administration for Third Health Care in Your Community Event at Harrisburg Area Community College SHARE Email Facebook Twitter September 17, 2018 Healthcare, Press Release, Public Health Harrisburg, PA – Today, Wolf Administration cabinet officials were joined by more than 100 attendees for the third Health Care in Your Community event held at Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC) in Dauphin County.“Health Care in Your Community events give Pennsylvanians a chance to learn more about what our administration is doing to help increase access to care, lower health care costs, prevent disease, and educate consumers on how to get and stay healthy. After the success of my administration’s Cabinet in Your Community events and the many health care-related questions raised at these, we created a health care-focused initiative to hear from local residents and talk about important health related issues,” Gov. Wolf said.The Health Care in Your Community initiative is modeled after the Cabinet in Your Community events, which provide members of the community a way to interact with cabinet secretaries and talk about issues important to the region. The first Health Care in Your Community event was held in June at Lehigh Carbon Community College in Schnecksville and offers a similar interaction but with a focus on health care.Department of Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine, Department of Human Services Secretary Teresa Miller, Department of Aging Secretary Teresa Osborne, and Insurance Commissioner Jessica Altman provided region-specific updates on major initiatives and accomplishments to make health care more accessible and focused on community and consumer need, followed by an impromptu question-and-answer session with the audience.“I am excited that so many members of the community came out to hear from and ask questions of our cabinet officials today,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “It’s important that we continue to have this type of valuable dialogue about health care all across the commonwealth and that everyone has an opportunity to feel connected to Harrisburg no matter where they live.”The administration is planning more Health Care in Your Community events throughout the fall and winter months.
Image courtesy of Shell AustraliaShell’s QGC business, along with its joint venture partners CNOOC and Tokyo Gas, have shipped the 500th cargo of liquefied natural gas from its LNG plant on Curtis Island, Queensland.The cargo will be delivered by Gladstone’s namesake vessel, the GasLog Gladstone, Shell said in its statement on Thursday.Shell’s QGC operates the 8 mtpa two-train Queensland Curtis LNG export facility on Curtis Island.Shell is the operator and majority interest holder in the QGC venture, with joint venture partners CNOOC (50% equity in Train 1) and Tokyo Gas (2.5% equity in Train 2).
Ottis Gibson. Photo credit: nationnews.comLONDON, England — West Indies coach Ottis Gibson said winning the first Test against all odds would be a “massive” boost for West Indies on their tour of England.Kemar Roach followed up defiant West Indies batting – again led by Shivnarine Chanderpaul – with two late wickets on Sunday to leave the match heading for a dramatic finish on Monday.Roach produced two quick, lifting deliveries to knock over England captain and first innings century-maker Andrew Strauss for one and night-watchman James Anderson for six, as the hosts reached 10 for two, chasing 191 for victory, in a torrid 20-minute period before the close on the penultimate day at Lord’s.“It would be massive,” said Gibson. “We are coming back [on Monday] to fight, make England fight for the rest of the runs, and if we do well enough to win, it would be great, we would celebrate.“But if not, whatever happens, we are going to get off the bus [on Monday] looking to fight hard and win. It will be tough, especially against the No.1 side in the World. We know it will be a battle, but we are up for that battle.“Coming on this tour, we always felt our bowling attack could cause a few problems and this will be a good opportunity for us to test our bowling attack against their batting. We know they need only 180 more runs, but we will come and fight really hard.”West Indies revival in the Test was sparked by a record 157-run stand for the fifth wicket between Chanderpaul and Marlon Samuels.Chanderpaul made 91 to follow up his first innings 87 and Samuels supported with 86, while Denesh Ramdin made 43 and West Indies captain Darren Sammy clocked in with a cameo of 37.“The batting more so has helped to give us the belief that we could win the Test,” said Gibson. “Batting for most of the day gave us heart. “Chanderpaul and Samuels were outstanding. We made it really tough for their bowlers to get our wickets and two wickets to Kemar in the evening gives us a lot of hope for [Monday].”Gibson added: “A lot was said before the start of the series about the inexperience of the side, but it was good to see the experienced players did their jobs [on Sunday]. . .and those guys are taking on more and more of the responsibility for the totals that the team gets and it makes a huge difference for us when our experienced players perform. “We know we have some inexperienced players and they will come good, but the experienced players are leading from the front and this is what we need and everybody is happy with efforts from [Sunday].”Caribbean News Now 51 Views one comment NewsSports Coach confident West Indies can win by: – May 21, 2012 Sharing is caring! Share Share Share Tweet
Friendship, In. — A Barn was destroyed by fire in the 5700 block of County Road 300 South Sunday. Around 3:11 p.m. Friendship Volunteer firefighters found the structure fully engulfed. No injuries were reported and no damage estimate is available. The Ripley County Sheriff’s Department, Milan Fire Department, Dillsboro Fire Department and Ripley County EMS assisted.
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“Bearwood is one of a number of sites we have looked at and of course there is a long way to go before anything is confirmed or any work can begin. “As a club we aim to build, evolve and succeed so we need to move away from the current site at Hogwood, which we have outgrown. “With the plans we have in place for the first team facility, and our desire to have the best possible academy, this is a vital step and if all goes well then it can only be of benefit to the football club.” The Royals’ return to the npower Championship was decided with three games to spare, but owner Anton Zingarevich remains committed to improving the club on and off the field. “We are striving to improve all aspects of the football club and have agreed in principle a contract with Bearwood to purchase land and build a new training ground, subject to planning permission,” chief executive Nigel Howe told the club’s official website. Press Association Relegated Reading are pressing ahead with plans for a new training ground, with a deal agreed in principle with Bearwood Golf Club.
Uncle Junior (6-1) saw off Quantitativeeasing in a barnstorming finish to the FBD-sponsored La Touche Cup, sparking a five-timer for trainer Willie Mullins at Punchestown. Press Association “I didn’t know if he’d handle the ground but he obviously likes it a bit faster,” said the trainer. “Now we have to decide whether to give him the summer off or keep going and maybe go over fences.” After Un De Sceaux landed the Ryanair Novice Chase, Mullins made it four in emphatic fashion in the Orchid Transport Mares Novice Hurdle, as the Paul Townend-ridden Whiteout (8/1) led home a one-two-three for the handler, ahead of Uranna and Lyrical Theatre. Mullins said: “They don’t all have to be big money horses, she was a very modest price. She has been surprising me. “We were hoping she’d win races but didn’t think she’d be coming to Punchestown and it’s a pleasant surprise. “She looks half decent and will hopefully keep improving.” Yorkhill gave Mullins senior his fifth win and Patrick Mullins his second in the saddle with an easy victory in the Kildare Post INH Flat Race. The 5/4 favourite opened up a commanding lead after the home turn and though OK Corral ate into that lead, Yorkhill was still two and a quarter lengths up at the line. “Patrick was full of this horse after his last few bits of work,” said Mullins. “He was keen to keep him apart from Bellshill and got his wish so it worked out. “He’s clearly a nice horse. He’s been giving Patrick plenty of vibes and I haven’t done much with him.” There was little to choose between the pair jumping the final fence, after which Quantitativeeasing went a length up, but Uncle Junior roared back bravely to win a thriller by a neck, with Keep On Track third. Mullins said: “He’s some hero in our yard. At 14 to run a race like that is fantastic. “He always makes one bad mistake and hadn’t throughout so I said coming to the last ‘here it comes’, but he only lost half a length. “He appreciates the drier ground and the sun on his back. Normally he drops out and it takes three and a half miles for him to warm up, but today after half a mile I was hopeful he’d run a big race. “You saw Patrick after passing the winning post. He really enjoyed it and he’s a fantastic horse to have in the yard. “There is no talk of retirement as he’s in good form and there are those type of races for him. I can’t see the point of putting him out in a field as he gets bored. “A horse like him is entertainment and he certainly gave us entertainment today.” Mullins also landed the Donohue Marquees Handicap Hurdle with 20-1 shot Avant Tout, with Danny Mullins doing the steering. Quantitativeeasing was the 13-8 favourite to gain compensation for his luckless run at the Cheltenham Festival where he was carried out in the Glenfarclas Handicap Chase when primed to deliver his challenge. The market leader moved sweetly throughout under Nina Carberry around the banks circuit, but Patrick Mullins appeared equally confident aboard the 14-year-old Uncle Junior, who finished third at Cheltenham, and the two swept clear to fight it out from the home turn.
An orangutan who was granted legal personhood in a landmark 2015 ruling has moved into the Center for Great Apes in Florida.Judge Elena Liberatori’s ruling declared that Sandra was legally not an animal, but a non-human person.The ruling gave the orangutan certain legal rights enjoyed by humans as well as better living conditions.“With that ruling, I wanted to tell society something new, that animals are sentient beings and that the first right they have is our obligation to respect them,” Judge Liberatori said.The 2015 ruling came after animal rights campaigners filed a habeas corpus petition on behalf fo the orangutan.A Habeas Corpus document is more commonly used to challenge the legality of a person’s detention or imprisonment.Patti Ragan, who is the director of the center in Wauchula, Florida, said Sandra is adjusting to the center, joining 21 orangutans and 31 chimpanzees who have been rescued or retired from circuses, stage shows, and the exotic pet trade.“This is the first time in over a decade that Sandra has had the opportunity to meet other orangutans, and she will meet them when she chooses,” said Ragan. “It is a new freedom for her, and one we are grateful to provide.”The 2015 verdict was very controversial, with some arguing that it was inappropriate to compare the animal with a human.“When you don’t know the biology of a species, to unjustifiably claim it suffers abuse, is stressed or depressed, is to make one of man’s most common mistakes, which is to humanize animal behaviour,” the Buenos Aires Zoo’s head of biology, Adrian Sestelo, said in 2015.The ruling was expected to open the door for thousands of similar cases but that does not appear to have happened at this time.Orangutans are a part of the family Hominidae, also known as great apes along with gorillas and chimpanzees.Furthermore, they share about 97 percent of their DNA with humans.