Green Mountain Coffee Roasters receives Humanitarian of the Year Award

first_imgMedicines for Humanity (MFH), the non-profit international organization that is dedicated to reducing child mortality in impoverished communities worldwide, has honored Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. (GMCR) with its 2011 Humanitarian of the Year award. The presentation was made last night at a fundraising event held at the World Trade Center Seaport Hotel in Boston.When presenting the award, Medicines for Humanity Board member, Thomas M. O’Neill stated, “GMCR has established a global footprint of caring, and demonstrated proactive concern for the well being of the neediest children. In Rwanda, they seek out these children, and make sure they have life-saving healthcare services. They have shown the world how to use resources wisely to create enduring goodness.”Rick Peyser, GMCR’s Director of Social Advocacy and Coffee Community Outreach, accepted the award on behalf of GMCR. In his acceptance speech, Peyser noted, “Green Mountain is honored to receive this recognition from Medicines for Humanity. We have focused on improving the quality of life for coffee farmers and their families at the household level in our coffee-growing communities. We are gratified to have a partner like Medicines for Humanity that wants to work in countries like Rwanda, where the need is the greatest.” GMCR has announced that the company will continue to help fund the MFH child survival projects in the Southern Province of Rwanda for an additional four years. “We are extremely grateful to GMCR for this additional commitment,” stated MFH Executive Director, Tim Bilodeau. “We have a program in place that is reaching the most vulnerable children and effectively reducing child mortality.” Mr. Peyser added, “We are delighted to expand our support of MFH’s work in Rwanda, a country that produces very high quality coffee, yet is challenged with one of the highest rates of infant and child mortality in the coffee growing world.” Celebrating its 30th year in business, GMCR has been on a journey to create and sustain a values-driven company that views profit as a means to achieve a higher purpose. GMCR supports local and global communities by offsetting 100% of its greenhouse gas emissions, investing in sustainably grown coffee, and allocating at least five percent of its pre-tax profits to social and environmental projects. From its work to curb chronic food insecurity in coffee growing communities to its employee-led grant making efforts in local communities, GMCR works in pursuit of its stated purpose: to create the ultimate coffee experience in every life we touch, from tree to cup ‘ transforming the way the world views business.Medicines for Humanity (MFH) is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization dedicated to reducing child mortality and improving child health in economically poor communities worldwide. Every day, more than 20,000 children die because they lack access to basic medicines and primary healthcare. MFH was founded in 1997 to provide direct and effective responses to this injustice.About Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc.As a leader in specialty coffee and coffee makers, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. (GMCR) (NASDAQ: GMCR), is recognized for its award-winning coffees, innovative Keurig Single-Cup brewing technology, and socially responsible business practices. GMCR supports local and global communities by offsetting 100% of its direct greenhouse gas emissions, investing in sustainably-grown coffee, and donating at least five percent of its pre-tax profits to social and environmental projects.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 automatic email news release delivery, individuals can receive news directly from GMCR as it is released.GMCR-C ROCKLAND, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–last_img read more

It Is Finally Spring!

first_imgWhat a pleasure it has been the last 2 weeks. We have finally reached spring time in southeastern Indiana.  With the lack of rain and the warm, sunny skies, it is great to be outside again.  The spring high school coaches have to be relieved that weather is improving.  The first 2 weeks of April were a nightmare for all the coaches.  Not only did they not get their contests played, but they could not even practice in most cases.  Rescheduling is almost impossible because of the shortness of their seasons.If you have ever tried to hit a ball on a 30-degree afternoon or tried to play tennis in the rain, you know what I am talking about.  Some schools try to run track meets, but you certainly run a risk when you ask a young athlete to do something like long jump on a cold, rainy afternoon.  My daughter still has a bad ankle because her dad insisted that she jump on a rainy, April day.  She slid off the board and sprained her ankle badly.  I am smarter now!!Thank heaven for these nice days!last_img read more

Former Taiwanese president visits campus to speak on diplomacy

first_imgFormer President of Taiwan Ma Ying-jeou spoke to an audience of students, faculty and international press at Town and Gown on Monday. Photo by Ling Luo | Daily TrojanOver 500 guests, ranging from students to members of the international press, crowded into Town and Gown Monday afternoon to see Ma Ying-jeou, the former president of Taiwan, speak at an event hosted by the USC Center on Public Diplomacy.Ma spoke mainly about the country’s relationship with China, along with the rising power of that country.CPD Director Jay Wang opened the event by highlighting the importance of diplomacy in politics, especially in  what he calls “volatile and dynamic regions.”After Wang, USC President C. L. Max Nikias introduced Ma, calling him a strategic thinker who “showed a special skill for listening.”“20 years ago, our special guest was a rising star on the world stage — an optimistic mayor with a bold, dynamic vision,” Nikias said. “As he grew, so would Taipei. The Taiwanese also took notice, electing him president in 2008 and re-electing him four years later.”Ma then spoke, stressing the importance of strengthening mutually beneficial relations between Taiwan and its neighboring countries.“We are caught in the crosshairs of great power, between powerful nations,” Ma said. “The U.S. and China, the emerging power, which places Taiwan directly in the middle.”Ma also said that when he took office, Taiwan’s relationship with the United States was at its lowest point. He said he worked to restore bilateral trust.“My strategy was simple,” Ma said. “Build a peaceful relationship with mainland China, Japan and the U.S.”During his presidency, Ma signed over 20 treaties with China in an effort to maintain a good relationship with the country.However, Ma said the peaceful and prosperous status quo he worked so hard to maintain for eight years began to crumble after his administration ended. He described the time after his administration as a “cold winter.”Willow Bay, dean of the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, moderated a discussion with Ma, asking him questions about his opinions on the “One China” policy, a policy that states that there is only one China — and that Taiwan is within it.Ma remained optimistic about the future of Taiwan and China, explaining the necessity of maintaining peaceful relations between the two countries.“The more [cultural] exchange [with China], the better,” Ma said. “Just to learn of each other.” The conversation with Ma ended with questions from the audience. When asked about building a better future, Ma said exchange and study abroad programs for students were important to widen global and cultural perspectives.Some students in attendance said they were grateful for the opportunity to attend this talk and get in touch with their cultural roots.“He was funny and charismatic,” said Grace Kim, a sophomore majoring in communication who is Taiwanese-American. “It was cool for me to learn more about Taiwanese politics firsthand.”Jared Yamasaki, a junior majoring in neuroscience, said he enjoyed Ma’s talk.“I respect him so much more now that I’ve seen how he interacts, laughs with and talks to people like me,” Yamasaki said.last_img read more

Gallery: Syracuse beats Florida State by 13 points

first_imgComments Related Stories What we learned from Syracuse basketball’s 85-72 win against Florida StateBall movement and offensive efficiency carry Syracuse over Florida State for 7th win in last 8 gamesSyracuse buckles down on defense in 2nd half of 13-point winJim Boeheim lightheartedly rants about snowfall in SyracuseGrade Syracuse’s performance against Florida State and vote for the player of the game Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Published on February 12, 2016 at 12:16 amlast_img read more

THE GLOVES ARE OFF: GLENSWILLY AND LETTERKENNY GAELS GET READY FOR ‘FIGHT NIGHT’

first_imgBATTLE OF THE SWILLY II: The gloves are well and truly off, as fighters from Glenswilly and Letterkenny Gaels prepare to meet head on this Sunday at The Silver Tassie. Weeks of intense preparation have been completed, and fighters from both teams are raring to get in to the ring and showcase the skills they’ve honed over the last six weeks.It promises to be a sensational night’s entertainment and a large crowd from both clubs are expected to descend on the venue on Sunday evening. There are some mouth-watering fights down for decision on Sunday, with the main fight taking place between James Pat McDaid and Gerard Gibbons.It’s the second battle of the Swilly to have taking place in recent years, and boxing enthusiasts are hoping it’s as explosive as it was the first time it took place.All the action starts at 7pm at The Silver Tassie Hotel, so make sure and get down early to secure your seat.   THE GLOVES ARE OFF: GLENSWILLY AND LETTERKENNY GAELS GET READY FOR ‘FIGHT NIGHT’ was last modified: October 24th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Battle of the SwillyboxingGAAglenswillyHome-page SportLetterkenny Gaelsnewslast_img read more