GMCR to present at annual Piper Jaffray Consumer Conference, June 9

first_imgWATERBURY, Vt.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. (NASDAQ: GMCR) today announced that management is scheduled to make a presentation regarding the Company on Tuesday, June 9, 2009 at the Piper Jaffray Consumer Conference in New York City.About Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc.As a leader in the specialty coffee industry, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. (NASDAQ: GMCR) 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® and Newman’s Own® Organics coffee. 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 licensed brands, including Green Mountain Coffee and Tully’s Coffee. GMCR supports local and global communities by offsetting 100% of its direct greenhouse gas emissions, investing in Fair Trade Certified™ coffee, and donating at least five percent of its pre-tax profits to social and environmental projects. Visit www.GreenMountainCoffee.com(link is external) and www.Keurig.com(link is external) for more information.GMCR routinely posts information that may be of importance to investors in the Investor Services section of its web site, including news releases and its complete financial statements, as filed with the SEC. The Company encourages investors to consult this section of its web site 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.last_img read more

Dominican Armed Forces Conduct Joint Training to Optimize Capabilities

first_imgBy Dialogo January 26, 2016 Terrorism is not the only threat facing the Dominican Republic. Because of its geographic location, international drug-trafficking groups use the country as a transshipment point for illegal narcotics from South America intended for North America and Europe, Pou stated. Because of these threats, “it is essential to train the Armed Forces so they can be successful in the fight against terrorism and organized crime,” Brig. Gen. Guerrero stated. Two hundred fifty-two service members from the Armed Forces participated in the training exercise, during which two Super Tucano AD29 planes, 15 ground transportation vehicles, a UH1H helicopter, a Navy patrol boat, two Coast Guard cutters, and three interceptors were deployed. While these and other training exercises allow Army, Air Force, and Navy service members to maintain their Military capabilities and operational skills, the joint mission gave service members the opportunity to improve communications among the Military branches. Military authorities are adapting to evolving threats and challenges. The 2015 joint training exercises focused on combating unconventional threats, such as terrorists. In previous years, similar operations were designed to prepare service members to engage in combat with a conventional Military force. The Military conducted amphibious and security incursions at port facilities, employing commandos from the Dominican Navy, and air support in the form of a helicopter from the Dominican Air Force’s (FAD) Special Forces Command. Inter-Agency Task Force units, Marines, and Navy surface forces conducted the interdictions with FAD support. Members of the Counterterrorism Special Commando Unit neutralized terrorist cells during an exercise that included the Marines’ 1st Battalion and FAD Special Forces. In response to the November 13th terrorist attacks in Paris, in which Islamist extremists killed 129 people and wounded hundreds, the Special Airport and Aviation Security Corps in the Dominican Republic reinforced its security systems at air terminals. In addition to taking such precautions, it is important that security forces also train to confront terrorist threats, Pou explained. “The Armed Forces need to be on general alert and trained to react efficiently when faced with any threat of a crime.” “The Armed Forces are changing the Military’s training curriculum and operations so we can confront what are known today as emerging threats: terrorism, drug trafficking … human trafficking, environmental damage, and natural and man-made disasters,” Brig. Gen. Guerrero said. “We are filling different roles than those we had in the past.” In February, the Dominican Military will host joint training operation Dunas 2016 During the training mission, service members engaged in simulated exercises in which they battled a terrorist cell, protected a port, and dismantled a drug-trafficking operation. During the operation, the three branches of the Armed Forces deployed ground and air reconnaissance patrols at Isla Beata, Puerto en Medio, Cabo Pequeño, and Juancho. They also performed ground, sea, and air incursions to extract non-combatants in Barahona. The Dominican Republic’s Army, Navy, and Air Force recently conducted End of Year Joint Exercises that included simulated operations on the ground, air, and sea, including port security exercises against terrorist cells and drug-trafficking organizations. Maintaining optimal communications between all of the Armed Forces is crucial, according to Daniel Pou, associate analyst and researcher at the Latin American School of Social Sciences in the Dominican Republic. “Currently, 50 percent of all Military operations are dependent on the quality and efficacy of our communications.” International terrorists could have the Dominican Republic in their sights as a target for attacks like the ones that occurred in the French capital, Rubén Moreta, a professor of sociology at the Autonomous University of Santo Domingo, told the Al Momento website on November 20th. “Fundamentalist Islamic groups do not exempt anyplace on the planet when making their demands using violent methods,” he said. “The Dominican Republic is a Caribbean paradise, an international tourist mecca that welcomes 5.5 million visitors a year, mostly from economically robust nations that al-Qaeda, ISIS, and other fundamentalist organizations believe are infidels and declared to be their enemy.” Preparing for terrorism, organized crime During some of the exercises, “we noticed some failures in communications between one branch of the Military and another,” Brig. Gen. Guerrero explained. “However, the Dominican Republic’s Military commanders were able to make budgetary arrangements and adjustments to correct these anomalies.” To prepare to counter drug trafficking and other threats, the Dominican Republic’s Military branches have not only conducted joint training exercises with each other but also with other countries. For example, in December, they took part in a joint training exercise with the United States Southern Command simulating the interdiction of a drug-trafficking vessel. The Ministry of Defense has been conducting similar exercises for 10 years, but the recent operation marked the first time the Army, Navy, and Air Force all engaged in joint training together. The National Directorate for Drug Control, which is the lead agency in the fight against drug trafficking and related offenses, was included in the training exercises that were held from November 16th-30th, Brig. Gen. Guerrero added. with French Military service members. Like all joint training exercises, it will provide Dominican Military authorities the opportunity to evaluate the Military’s progress, Brig. Gen. Guerrero said. No plan to counter terrorists or drugs could be successful without a true intelligence structure whose importance falls under tactical planning operations. To have this, social action plans first have to be implemented to align citizens with operative forces. The only way to access information that could be useful to plan effective and deterrent operations against organized crime It’s good that we prepare ourselves so we won’t be caught by surprise. Great for the Armed Forces. We have to help the people I want to go to that school very good I congratulate you Terrorism and drug trafficking “The Armed Forces must be prepared to conduct joint operations; one institution alone cannot fulfill this role,” Dominican Army Brigadier General Santo Domingo Guerrero Clase, the Ministry of Defense’s Director of Planning and Operations, J-3, told Diálogo. “The goal is to increase our response capacity so that we can confront events that could endanger the continuance of our institutions and the maintenance of governance and democracy.” last_img read more

Letters to the Editor for Wednesday, June 26

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionDriver’s license bill promotes illegalityIt seems that when the cats (Republicans) are away, the mice (children) will play.Every radical bill was sailing through the Legislature because there’s no longer the Republican Senate to act as a buffer. Stop bashing or run for office yourselfI’m constantly viewing late night talk show hosts and various media anchors who consistently bash our U.S. president.If the bashers had any courage or stand behind their comments then they should run for office, but no they won’t.It’s easy to bash someone that you have no idea of their career duties.They are the weak link.Anthony MazzoneGlenvilleMore from The Daily Gazette:Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s press conference for Sunday, Oct. 18EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homes Like I’ve said before, people who live in glass houses should not throw stones. Rep. Paul Tonko, you are a bad American citizen and congressman. You help the immigrants who are in this country illegally, but you don’t help the 100 percent disabled veterans. You Democratic liberals spend millions of our tax dollars on this stupid Russian election interference.Why didn’t you liberals investigate the uranium deal made while Hillary Clinton was secretary of state, and when our men were killed in Benghazi? I am a good American Democrat, not a liberal. I fought for my country and other veterans. If anyone should be impeached, Mr. Tonko, it should be you. I will keep fighting you until you do the good for the country and us veterans or resign from Congress.Vincent BelardoAlbanycenter_img The most recent act of lunacy was giving driver’s licenses to immigrants in this country illegally.The debate was basically non-existent because the Democrats hurled labels at the Republicans such as “racist” and “xenophobe,” and that effectively ended things. The Democrats chirped about how much more convenient this would be for these individuals. How nice. They’re rewarded for breaking the law, instead of having to do things the right way — the legal way.The Republicans questioned the Democrats if these licenses could be used to register to vote. The Democrats implied that that was extremely unlikely, because these are very hardworking individuals who would never do anything illegal like that. Poppycock.Our voter registration system is basically an “honor system.” It asks two questions: 1) Are you a U.S. citizen? and 2) Do you want to register to vote? Verification is spotty at best. These migrants traveled hundreds of miles to sneak illegally into our country.Do you honestly think they’re going to answer those questions truthfully?Democrats are treating U.S. citizens, New Yorkers, shabbily. The 2020 election is right around the corner, and what goes around, comes around. And remember, an elephant never forgets.Ken TrumanAlbanyTonko should do a better job or resignlast_img read more