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John Dunkin, a British trawler, was leased by the Navy and commissioned 30 May 1919, Lt. (j.g.) J. G. Doerscburg in command. She operated out of Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, Scotland, with the mine-sweeping detail in the North Sea. Ships stationed at Kirkwall cleared the western half of the mine barrage laid down during World War I to protect British Harbors. After completing this task, John Dunkin decommissioned 12 August 1919 and was returned to her owners.
Ocean County Historical Museum
Celebrate Labor Day with your family and friends at the Ocean County Historical Society’s Antiques and Collectibles Faire on Saturday, August 31st, on the grounds surrounding the museum on 26 Hadley Ave and the Ocean County Parking Garage on Madison Ave in Toms River.
Join the fun as you shop for antiques and collectibles as well as items crafted by a local wool spinner, basket maker and decoy carver. Buy a 50/50 raffle ticket sponsored by OCHS. Bring your antiques for appraisals by Art Kravetz, Ben Pulcrano and Cole Ferry. Enjoy morning performances by musicians from the Music Academy in Toms River, followed by vocal and guitar performances by Sal Aversano in the afternoon. Visit the Artists’ Garden to purchase a favorite painting from an Ocean County artist. View vintage autos and buy a raffle ticket to hopefully win a 1965 Mustang. Buy books and have them signed by author Linda Barth. Watch a Civil Ware re-enactment. Savor breakfast and lunch foods prepared by our food vendor from 4-Bee’s Polish Deli and delicious baked goods made by OCHS volunteers. Tour the OCHS museum and its current exhibitions.
3. Situation Analysis (SWOT)
The marketing environment for Dunkin’ Donuts represents an overwhelming array of opportunities for growth. Nevertheless, there are countless challenges that the company faces and still believes it can succeed in its mission to meet the needs of more people. The table A in the Appendix illustrates the SWOT analysis to highlight the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of Dunkin’ Donuts.
The SWOT analysis represents a sketch of the company’s position in the marketplace. Since its existence, Dunkin’ Donuts has built some impressive strengths while aiming forward to new expansion opportunities. Its dedicated founders, the Dunkin Brands Inc. and its loyalty towards its growing number of brand-loyal customers place the company in a strong position to sustain any market crisis. The recent strong positive financial performance for the 2016 has been promising for the company, with an operating income margin of over 50% for the year. This performance was driven by the highly ritualistic, high-margin coffee and beverage menu offerings throughout the franchises. The stores sales grew by 1.6% and the Earnings per Share (EPS) grew to 17% on a 53-week basis (Annual Report 2016). The sound financial performance places Dunkin in a good position to grow. However, while Dunkin’ Donuts considers expanding its products into new markets, it has to carefully assess the market entry criteria and be on guard against marketing myopia and failure to offer quality depending on the culture and tastes of the new targeted customer segment. Competitors may attempt to copy the products or duplicate the way it offers its products online. These are weaknesses and threats which Dunkin’ should pay attention to. Nevertheless, the strong relationships with customers and franchisers place Dunkin Donuts in a very strong position to thwart competitors.
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John Denver’s Fateful Last Flight – An Illegal Takeoff on an Experimental Plane
For the vast majority of Americans who followed the music of John Denver — such as his anthem “Rocky Mountain High” or other big hits like “Country Roads”, and “Sunshine on My Shoulder” — he was unlike any other big musician and songwriter.
With his Anna Zapp embroidered shirts, a gigantic pair of glasses, and a smile that melted hearts, Denver jubilantly entertained his audiences and shared with them his love for nature and wildlife.
Photo of John Denver from 1974.
John Denver is also remembered for leaving this world when his Long-EZ kit plane crashed into Monterey Bay, near Pacific Grove, California, on October 12, 1997 at 5:28 pm local time. The music legend was aged 53 and was flying with a revoked flying license.
“Low fuel, a hard-to-reach handle to switch gas tanks and modifications to his homemade airplane may have figured in the crash that killed singer John Denver last year,” opened a report of his death published by the L.A. Times, a few months after the disaster when more precise details were made known following investigations.
Denver’s live concert television special An Evening With John Denver (1975).
His was born Henry John Deutschendorf, Jr. on December 31, 1943, in Roswell, New Mexico, but found his true home in Colorado. The musician began playing with various bands on the folk music circuit during his college years, and adopted the stage name John Denver after the capital city of his favorite state.
Denver’s love for music began at 11-years-old, after his grandma bought him a guitar. And his passion for flying came from his father, Lt. Col. Henry John “Dutch” Deutschendorf, a U.S. Air Force test pilot.
Doris Day and John Denver in a 1975 TV special Doris Day Today (CBS, Feb. 19, 1975).
In 1969, Peter, Paul and Mary’s version of “Leaving on a Jet Plane,” written by Denver in 1966, made number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Denver released his first commercial studio album, Rhymes and Reasons, the same year, which he promoted through an informal tour — playing free gigs and bagging local radio airtime as the writer of “Leaving on a Jet Plane.”
His invasion of the American charts began quickly. In 1971, “Take Me Home, Country Roads” reached the number two spot, and was followed with a string of number one hits and successful albums. Three years later, his music was honored with the first significant recognition with the Academy of Country Music award for Album of the Year, for Back Home Again.
Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage
He was also famed for his TV appearances, especially in Britain where none of his most popular songs — except “Annie’s Song” — did well on the charts. “Sure he was a hippie, but he was one the whole family could enjoy,” wrote the Independent in Denver’s obituary, published two days after his death.
John Denver in a television special where he served as the program’s narrator.
On the day of the accident, the singer took off from Monterey Peninsular Airport in a plane he had recently bought.
It was an experimental homebuilt Long-EZ aircraft. The pre-flight technician report records that Denver was low on fuel at take off, and that the technician recommended the pilot refuel. He also noted that the positioning of the fuel selector handle would have made it difficult for the pilot to switch tanks.
A Long-EZ two-seater canard plane.
Denver had a history of Piloting an Aircraft Under the Influence of Alcohol, for which he faced court hearings in 1993 and 1994. Since his medical certificate had been revoked in 1996 by the Federal Aviation Administration for failing to maintain sobriety, he no longer held a valid permit to fly.
However, the autopsy showed he had not been drinking on the day of his death.
John Denver ‘Spirit’ Statue on the Windstar land in Snowmass, Colorado. Photo by SandianeCarter CC BY-SA 3.0
So, how did the tragedy unfold? This was Denver’s second flight in his Long-EZ. He had taken around 30 minutes instruction on the ground from a pilot familiar with the model, but the person who built it had made some experimental modifications to the fuel system.
A maintenance technician reported that Denver omitted to make a visual check of the fuel levels and refused the technician’s recommendation to top up.
Before taking the route towards the ocean, Denver made a series of touch-and-go landings. All was fine until the plane reached the skies above the ocean when it suddenly banked to the right, then plunged into the water. The accident was witnessed by several people as it was happened close to the shore.
The plaque marking the location of Denver’s plane crash in Pacific Grove, California Photo by Hardyfam44 CC BY-SA 3.0
The official investigation by the National Transport Safety Board concluded that the pilot had most likely lost control of the aircraft after facing issues with the fuel selector, causing it nosedive into the ocean.
According to AirSafe.com: “The Board determined that the builder’s decision to locate the unmarked fuel selector handle in a hard-to-access position, unmarked fuel quantity sight gauges, inadequate transition training by the pilot, and his lack of total experience in this type of airplane were factors in the accident.”
Had Denver refueled before taking off, he would not have needed to switch to the reserve tank mid-flight. He was an experienced pilot, but his seemingly blasé attitude to making all the necessary pre-flight checks ended in tragedy.
Had he been alive today, he would be making plans for his 75th birthday which falls on New Year’s Eve. His music legacy lives on.
For Dunkin' Donuts, better sustainability is about the cup
In its first corporate social responsibility report, the company outlines goals for reducing the impact of its packaging and testing new recycling best practices.
By Heather Clancy | August 25, 2011 -- 04:26 GMT (21:26 PDT) | Topic: Innovation
The newly public Dunkin' Donuts has brewed up its first corporate social responsibility and sustainability report and, as you might expect from all the work that rival Starbucks is doing in packaging and cup recycling, one of its primary concerns is the impact of its foam cups. The company has also focused on sourcing more of its coffee from Fair Trade certified growers, according to the report.
Said Karen Raskopf, senior vice president of communications and co-chair of The Dunkin' Donuts & Baskin Robbins Community Foundation:
"We have made good progress in many areas, such as providing more nutritional information for our guests and decreasing the impact of our packaging on the environment, while recognizing there is still much more for us to do. This report represents not only our achievements from the beginning of our CSR journey, but more importantly our commitment to continuing to address the social and environmental issues that face our business."
As I already mentioned, as a convenience-focused food service operation, one of the biggest impacts that Dunkin' Donuts has to worry about is packaging. Right now, according to the report, approximately 15 percent of its packaging is sourced from recycled materials, 15 percent is from paperboard, 24 percent comes from foam, and 24 percent is from plastic resins. With more than 1 billion cups of coffee sold every year, one of the biggest impacts is from its foam hot cup. The company said:
"Over the past few years, we have reviewed or tested nearly every type of single-use hot cup available on the market in our quest for an alternative to the foam cup, and there is simply no single-use hot cup on the market today that meets all of our performance, cost and environmental criteria."
So, yes, the company has looked at lined cups (which are made from renewable sources), which are hard to recycle because special equipment is needed, and compostable paper, which is great but can't be handled by many municipalities simply because they haven't any policy in place to do so, according to Dunkin' Donuts.
Another hidden downside: while the foam cups that Dunkin' Donuts uses have disposal implications that are counter to it sustainability mission, the paper cups it would LIKE to use actually take more energy to produce. One small victory: the company has reduced the weight in both its hot cups and cold cups, which means it is sending 4.6 million fewer pounds to landfills annually.
Another focus that you will hear more about from the Dunkin' Brands group, which includes Baskin Robbins, is what the company plans to do about all those polystyrene pink spoons that it hands out with ice cream servings. The company said it is close to sourcing a recyclable version it things work out, it will be in restaurant locations by 2013.
Overall, here is a synopsis of the Dunkin' Brands packaging goals:
- Work with suppliers to make sure improvements trickle down consistently throughout the supply chain
- Audit the waste and recycling practices at certain locations in order to build a better policy for "diversion"
- Test reusable mugs for iced beverages
- Come up with a test for an in-store recycling program of foam cups by 2013
- Find a more sustainable material for its hot cups
You will also hear more about the focus that Dunkin' Donuts will put on helping franchisees adopt operational practices that are more sustainable. For example, the company touts the fact that its St. Petersburg, Fla., site was certified as Silver under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program in 2010. A second site in the same city will seek LEED certification this year.
Realistically, the company doesn't have a baseline of energy consumption across its restaurants, so it will work to develop one. Over time, it plans to create a set of best practices for energy efficiency, waste diversion and water management that can be shared across all is restaurant locations.
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