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.
Native American rock art is typically associated with the Western United States (picture images of buffalo painted high on a desert bluff), but the Southern Appalachians is home to hundreds of ancient rock art sites. Typically, the art consists of rudimentary rock etchings called petroglyphs that were created by the Native Americans living in the area 3,000 years ago, long before the Cherokee. But because of the South’s scarcity of public lands, most of the sites remain unknown or off-limits.“We’ve had a lot of development in the South, so it’s likely many of the rock art sites have been destroyed unknowingly,” says Lorie Hansen, project director for the North Carolina Rock Art Survey. “But we have every reason to believe the Native Americans in the Southeast were every bit as prolific in their rock art as Native Americans in the West.”Probably the most famous petroglyph in the South is Judaculla Rock, a large, flat soapstone boulder in Jackson County, N.C., with hundreds of hand-carved figures and symbols, ranging from human handprints to geometric shapes. Exactly who carved the symbols remains a mystery.“We’re not certain about the who, why, or even the when of Judaculla,” says Hansen, who is working on a comprehensive restoration of the site, which is one of the few significant rock art sites located on public land in our region. The uncertainty extends to most rock art sites in the Southeast.“The majority of glyphs around the South were carved somewhere between 1000 B.C. and contact with the first Europeans,” Hansen says. “But we can’t carbon date rock the way you can organic material, so it’s difficult to know for sure.”The carvings on Judacalla may have been started by one tribe of Native Americans dating back to 1500 B.C., but it’s likely the carvings were added to by subsequent tribes, perhaps even the Cherokee. Track Rock, a series of petroglyphs on soapstone boulders in Georgia’s Chattahoochee National Forest, has evolved in the same manner. On the six table-sized boulders, more than one hundred different figures can be seen, the earliest of which date back 3,600 years.“The carvings were made by Native Americans during repeated visits over several hundred years,” says James Wettstaed, the archaeologist for the Chattahoochee National Forest.The progressive nature of the rock art also makes it difficult to interpret and give meaning to the carvings, both at Track Rock and Judaculla. Possible theories suggest that Judaculla was a treaty or a map. Another theory is that the carvings are imprints of the Cherokee legend himself. Judaculla was a Cherokee giant who jumped off a nearby mountain, and many still believe that his handprints made some of the markings. At the base of the stone, two massive footprints can be seen. 1 2
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Iowa politicians, commodity groups and Iowa’s business community are celebrating news of a deal that will lead to U.S. House ratification of a new trade agreement to replace NAFTA.Passage of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement will close out 2019 with a win for farmers who’ve had a difficult year, according to the Iowa farmer who’s president of the National Corn Growers. Iowa Congresswoman Abby Finkenauer, a Democrat from Dubuque, said public confirmation of the deal just happens to come on the same day House Democrats announced articles of impeachment against the president.“This was something that happened about yesterday,” Finkenauer said during a conference call with Iowa reporters. “It sounds like we finally got the deal and the negotiation had worked itself out and just needed to get done and that’s why you see things playing out as they are today.”Canada and Mexico are Iowa’s two largest trade markets. Iowa Congresswoman Cindy Axne, a Democrat from West Des Moines, said passage of the USMCA provides certainty for Iowa farmers and manufacturers. Finkenauer said this final deal is “very different” from what was agreed to by the three countries in 2018.“Although I believe there was some really good intentions with the original USMCA about bringing jobs back home…there wasn’t a lot of enforcement to make that possible,” Finkenauer said.Congressman Dave Loebsack, a Democrat from Iowa City, said Democrats won “robust enforcement mechanisms” that weren’t in the original USMCA.Republican Senator Chuck Grassley said President Trump kept his campaign promise to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement and Grassley said Americans will reap many benefits from the new deal. Republican Senator Joni Ernst, though, said an end-of-the-year vote in the Democratically-led House is “dangerous,” because Republicans who lead the Senate won’t have time to hold a vote to ratify the USMCA before 2020.Congressman Steve King, a Republican from Kiron, said House Democrats “didn’t want to face criticism” so they announced a deal on the USMCA on the same morning they revealed articles of impeachment.“I”m glad we’ve got USMCA moving,” King said in a recorded video message. “The president’s doing his job. His economic numbers are great. Our national security is strong.”King accused House Democrats of trying to use passage of the USMCA as “frosting” to cover up the impeachment saga.
Vice President Mike Pence’s airplane was diverted from New Hampshire back to Washington Tuesday after being called back for an unspecified emergency.Pence was scheduled to visit Salem to participate in a roundtable discussion and deliver remarks on the opioid crisis in New Hampshire.However, shortly before the vice president was expected to arrive, an event official told the crowd that Air Force Two had been diverted because of an emergency.“We do have a situation where the vice president was called back to Washington,” Randy Gentry, a representative of Pence’s office, told the crowd, adding that the event had been canceled.A spokesman for Pence’s office said the vice president needed to go back to the White House, and that he will return to New Hampshire at a later date.It remains unclear to what the emergency pertains.
Pittsburgh Steelers strong safety Troy Polamalu , left, intercepts a pass intended for Miami Dolphins wide receiver Brian Hartline (82) and returns it for a touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Don Wright)GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers slogged through sloppy turf and braved a light, persistent snow in a down-to-the-wire game with playoff implications for both teams.In the end, the Steelers held on for a 38-31 win and both squads got a little help to keep their postseason aspirations alive.Troy Polamalu forced a fumble to set up Le’Veon Bell’s 1-yard touchdown run with 1:28 left, then Pittsburgh withstood Green Bay’s throw into the end zone on the game’s last play. They’re a long shot, but the Steelers (7-8), after starting 0-4 this season, are mathematically in the hunt for an AFC wild-card spot.It would be a near-miracle if they can get through another week. The Steelers need to beat the Browns in Week 17, and have the Dolphins, Ravens and Chargers — all 8-7 — all lose.“There’s only one way to respond to the situation that we’re in,” coach Mike Tomlin said. “There’s either (win) or fold the tents up, and we’re not into that.”The Packers (7-7-1) had a two-game winning streak snapped, but still have shot at winning the NFC North after the Bears lost 54-11 to the Eagles on Sunday night.Chicago and Green Bay meet next week at Soldier Field for the division crown.Five things to know after the wild game in the wintry conditions at Lambeau Field:BIG PLAY TROY: Long hair flowing out from under of his helmet, Polamalu lunged through the air as Packers quarterback Matt Flynn tried to scramble for a first down. Polamalu knocked the ball loose, the Steelers recovered at the 17 and Bell ran in from 1 yard out five plays later to give the Steelers the go-ahead score.Sound familiar? Polamalu came up with his fifth forced fumble of the season.“I think you always think about trying to do something to secure the tackle,” he said. “Fortunately, sometimes it works and, unfortunately, sometimes it doesn’t work and you end up missing tackles.”NOW BATTING: A rarely seen penalty nearly spoiled the Steelers’ night.Defensive lineman Ziggy Hood was called for illegal batting in the third quarter when he poked the ball out of bounds after it had been loose following a blocked field goal.Officials conferred a few minutes before calling the penalty and awarding the ball to Green Bay, ruling the Steelers never controlled it and that it never crossed the line of scrimmage at the Steelers 5.Referee Carl Cheffers described batting to a pool reporter as an intentional act of striking the ball in a loose-ball situation in the direction of a team’s own goal line.The Packers got a second chance and Eddie Lacy scored on the next play to give Green Bay a short-lived lead.ROOKIE RBS: Bell finished with 26 carries for 124 yards, while fellow rookie Lacy had 15 carries for 84 yards and two scores but later left after re-aggravating an ankle injury.Lacy vowed to return for the Bears game. He set a franchise rookie record with 1,112 yards rushing on the year.“Had we won it would feel a little better,” Lacy said.PICK SIX: The Packers seemed to be picking on Steelers cornerback Cortez Allen for spurts, and Jarrett Boykin’s 5-yard touchdown catch in the first quarter came after jumping and leaning forward around Allen for the grab.But Allen atoned for any mistakes by intercepting a screen and running untouched 40 yards for a touchdown in the third quarter. Allen finished with six tackles in his third straight start at left cornerback after replacing William Gay.MEDICAL REPORT: The injury list got longer for two battered teams.Besides Lacy, the Packers linebacker Clay Matthews left following a sack after re-aggravating a right thumb injury that kept him out of four games earlier this season. Matthews had surgery on the thumb and he appeared to be in considerable pain on the sideline.For the Steelers, rookie linebacker Jarvis Jones was a late scratch because of the flu, while receiver Emmanuel Sanders had a 1-yard touchdown catch before leaving with a knee injury.__Online: AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org___Follow Genaro Armas at http://twitter.com/GArmasAP