Category: News Briefs - Original Written by Michigan Chronicle Staff
Dunkin' Donuts offers twice the ice this summer with its famous Iced Coffee and new Iced Coffee K-Cup® packs
This month, guests who dash into Dunkin' Donuts to keep running with Iced Coffee or other favorite food and beverages might walk out with $1,000 in cash and a host of other cool summer surprises. To celebrate both Iced Coffee season and the introduction of the brand's new Original Blend Iced Coffee K-Cup® packs, Dunkin' Donuts, America's all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods, today launched "Iced Coffee Cash & DDash."
Beginning July 8, at least one Dunkin' Donuts guest somewhere in the United States will be surprised each weekday in July at the front counter with $1K in "ice cold hard cash," a month's supply of Dunkin' Donuts Iced Coffee, a Keurig® K-Cup® Brewing System , and a box of Dunkin' Donuts' new Original Blend Iced Coffee K-Cup® packs.
A total of 25 guests throughout July will be surprised with the Iced Coffee Cash & DDash prize. There is no purchase necessary and the program is open to legal U.S. residents residing in the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia, who are eighteen (18) years of age or older.
For additional terms and conditions related to Dunkin' Donuts' Iced Coffee Cash & DDash, please visit: http://www.dunkindonuts.com/content/dunkindonuts/en/promotions/Iced_Coffee_Cash_DDash_Promotion.html.
According to John Costello, President, Global Marketing and Innovation at Dunkin' Brands, Iced Coffee Cash & DDash offers the brand an exciting and innovative way to reward loyal guests and celebrate the brand's famous Iced Coffee. "As the country's coffee leader, it's important to us to recognize our fans all throughout the country who depend on our Iced Coffee and other menu items to keep running all day long, all summer long. As we launch our newest Iced Coffee innovation, Iced Coffee K-Cup® packs, we are looking forward to surprising guests during the hottest days of the year with $1,000 and other cool prizes."
Dunkin' Donuts is the place to keep running all day long with Iced Coffee, both at home and on the go. Guests can customize their Iced Coffee in Dunkin' Donuts restaurants to be just the way they like it, with many different dairy, sweetener and flavor options. Dunkin' Donuts is the market leader in the Iced Coffee category, delivering refreshing Iced Coffee to guests every day, with a consistently smooth, delicious taste. The brand has been at the forefront in developing an innovative process for brewing Iced Coffee, which has set the standard for the industry. The unique process, called double brewing, uses twice the amount of coffee when making the beverage so that it's never watered down, which achieves consistent flavor and freshness that are never compromised at the expense of serving it cold.
For a home ice advantage, this month Dunkin' Donuts introduced Original Blend Iced Coffee K-Cup® packs, a new variety of the brand's popular K-Cup® packs for use with the Keurig® K-Cup® Brewing System. Specially crafted to deliver the great taste of Dunkin' Donuts' delicious and refreshing Original Blend Iced Coffee in a single-serve portion, at the touch of a button. Iced Coffee K-Cup® packs are brewed hot directly over ice, delivering the smooth, delicious taste that's made Dunkin' Donuts America's Favorite Iced Coffee. Dunkin' Donuts' Iced Coffee K-Cup® packs are recommended for use with the 6 oz. or 8 oz. brew setting. The Iced Coffee K-Cup® packs are available through August at participating Dunkin' Donuts restaurants nationwide.
Sold exclusively at participating Dunkin' Donuts restaurants, Dunkin' K-Cup® packs are offered in a 14-count box in five popular flavors, including Original Blend, Dunkin' Decaf®, French Vanilla, Hazelnut and Dunkin' Dark® Roast. Keurig® single cup brewers for use in-home and in the office utilize patented, innovative brewing and single cup technology to deliver a fresh-brewed, perfect cup of coffee, every time at just the touch of a button.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 July 2013 15:44
Category: News Briefs - Original Written by Amber Bogins
Civil rights law will be the focus of a new clinic for students at Wayne State University Law School, one of the leading public interest law schools in the Midwest.
The Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Clinic, a collaborative venture between Wayne Law and the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan, will allow students to litigate civil rights and civil liberties impact cases before state and federal courts.
"We are excited to partner with the ACLU of Michigan to continue Wayne Law's emphasis on training students to be leaders in ensuring access to justice," said Jocelyn Benson, dean of Wayne Law. "This new clinic builds on the stellar civil rights and social justice programming at our Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights."
Michael Steinberg, legal director of the ACLU of Michigan, will teach the clinic as a visiting professor. Steinberg is a 1989 cum laude graduate of Wayne Law.
"I am thrilled to come back to my alma mater and to teach Wayne Law students the critical legal skills they will need to advance civil rights and civil liberties in this country," Steinberg said. "The course will provide an exciting opportunity to work on cutting-edge, high-profile cases that change people's lives."
Students will be exposed to the full range of issues on the ACLU of Michigan docket, including freedom of speech and expression; racial justice; poverty and civil liberties; lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights; police misconduct; privacy; women's rights; juvenile justice; reproductive freedom; voting rights; religious freedom; immigrant rights; the right to counsel; and prisoner rights.
Working in pairs, the students will be the primary handlers for a basic ACLU of Michigan case and participate in all significant events and decisions related to it. Each student also will be assigned specific duties in one or more complex cases that address issues of particular interest to the student.
A classroom component includes a semester-long simulation of a civil rights case that gives students the opportunity to develop professional skills, including interviewing, counseling, drafting pleadings and discovery requests, taking depositions, preparing and arguing motions, and negotiating with opposing counsel.
"The Michigan Chapter of the ACLU is one of the best chapters in the country, and the new clinic adds another dimension to the work of the Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights," said Professor Peter Hammer, director of the Keith Center. "It is part of our ongoing efforts to train the next generation of civil rights leaders and to give students the opportunity to engage in social justice work while still in law school."
Students must apply for a position in the clinic, and those who are accepted will work between 20 and 25 hours per week, including at least 12 hours at the ACLU of Michigan office in Detroit.
"The professional skills that students will develop in this clinic will prepare them for their careers after law school," said David Moss, director of clinical education at Wayne Law. "This is an invaluable opportunity for our students while also benefitting the residents of Michigan. We are grateful for the cooperation of the ACLU of Michigan to bring this clinic to fruition, and I'm looking forward to seeing the results of the hard work that will be done by our students under the direction of Professor Steinberg."
Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 July 2013 10:44
Category: News Briefs - Original Written by Wayne State University
The Southeast Michigan Purchasing Managers Index dropped sharply in June, to 49.2, after having reached a six-month high of 61.2 in May. The 12 point drop is reportedly due to a decrease in the New Orders Index (from 68.0 to 47.6), Finished Goods Inventory Index (from 44.0 to 33.3) and the Employment Index (from 66.7 to 57.1).
"This is the first time since August 2012 that the Southeast Michigan PMI has fallen below 50. It's likely the drop is only temporary and may simply be reflective of a "leveling out" of the prior months' activity," said Timothy Butler, associate professor of supply chain management at Wayne State's business school. "PMI values above 50 generally indicate an expanding economy, and the three month average remains favorable at 55.2."
Butler also pointed out the Commodity Prices Index increased slightly from 52.0 to 59.5, resulting in a three month average that is essentially unchanged at 53.8. The Production Index reduced slightly, from 50.0 to 47.6. Commodity prices increasing were zinc, plastics, resins, and fuel. The only commodity declining in price was aluminum. More than 90 percent of the respondents anticipate the stability of the economy will remain about the same or improve over the next six months.
Last Updated on Friday, 05 July 2013 10:57
Category: News Briefs - Original Written by AJ Williams, Chronicle Web Editor
Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr ordered Monday for City Council not to appoint replacements and to continue to operate with just six members though the rest of the year.
Voters will get a chance in November to elect a new council to take office next year.
"The Detroit City council shall not fill any vacancies that now exist or that may arise on the council," he wrote in the order.
City Clerk Janice Winfrey says the council can operate as long as it has at least five members.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 July 2013 09:28
Category: News Briefs - Original Written by Amber Bogins
Detroit mayoral write in candidate Mike Duggan has unveiled his first 60-second radio ad that began airing on stations across Metro Detroit starting Thursday, July 4th.
The ad features several DMC employees who witnessed first hand Duggan's turnaround of the troubled medical center. The ad recalls the fear and uncertainty workers were feeling at the time Duggan was hired because the DMC had lost $500 million in the prior five years and was preparing to shut down Detroit Receiving Hospital and Hutzel Hospital. The employees then go on to talk about how quickly Duggan restored confidence by working directly with employees to bring the DMC back from the brink of bankruptcy.
The ad concludes with the employees - all Detroit residents - expressing their happiness that they will be able to vote for Duggan for mayor as a write in candidate.
Last Updated on Friday, 05 July 2013 10:46
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