Dunkin’ had the internet divided on Wednesday when it released the Sugarplum Macchiato for the month of December.
The new drink, which can be served hot or iced, combines espresso, milk, and sugarplum flavors that are made up of blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, and plums accented with vanilla and rounded out with a sugary finish.
“Our Sugarplum Macchiato is a colorful twist on a well-known, but perhaps mysterious-tasting, flavor of holiday lore,” Jill Nelson, vice president, marketing strategy at Dunkin’ said in a statement. “It’s the perfect complement to our fan-favorite holiday latte lineup and brings even more delicious cheer to the Dunkin’ menu.”
The Sugarplum Macchiato was made for social media with its color-changing appearance. As of Wednesday afternoon, a TikTok video showing the drink’s purple-layering had amassed 45,500 likes, while a post on Instagram had over 111,500 views.
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Students at two suburbanchool districts were exposed to hate speech and lewd material this week after hackers apparently infiltrated both districts’ websites, school officials said.
Police were investigating Wednesday’s incidents that targeted the Maine Township High School District 207 and Niles Township High School District 219 — both of which have ethnically and racially diverse student populations, the Pioneer Press suburban newspaper group reported.
District 219, which has two schools in Skokie, said in a statement to parents that emails were sent through a district email account Wednesday night to all district students containing “lewd, racist, anti-Semitic and patently offensive content.”
The district said its information technology team is working with the Skokie Police Department to investigate the incident, which prompted school officials to cancel Thursday’s first-period remote learning classes and temporarily suspend student access to district email accounts.
“As a district we condemn these actions and messages,” the district
WASHINGTON — Last month, a U.S. Marine Corps F-35B squadron got its first taste of the new logistics system that will replace the much-maligned current system over the next two years.
The from Marine Corps Air Station Yuma in Arizona became the first unit to receive the initial round of hardware needed to stand up the Operational Data Integrated Network, or ODIN, the F-35 Joint Program Office said in an Oct. 21 news release.
ODIN is set to supersede Lockheed Martin’s troubled Autonomic Logistics Information System, or ALIS, by December 2022, when all F-35 units will have both the new hardware and the accompanying software.
F-35 pilots, maintainers and support personnel currently use ALIS to track and order spare parts, conduct repairs, support mission planning and training, and store technical data, among other functions. However, because ALIS was designed alongside the jet in the early 2000s, some of the technology
TikTok is pushing back harder against hate content. The video app specifically is specifically targeting white nationalism and white genocide theory, which it called “neighboring ideologies” to the neo-Nazism and white supremacy it’s already been working to remove.
“As part of our efforts to prevent hateful ideologies from taking root, we will stem the spread of coded language and symbols that can normalize hateful speech and behavior,” TikTok said Tuesday in a blog post.
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The company will also target content linked to male supremacy and far-right identitarianism, as well as misinformation about specific Jewish people and families designed to spread anti-Semitism and content that is hurtful to the LGBTQ community, including conversion therapy.
In August, TikTok said it removed more than 380,000 videos