Nokian Tyres Vermont marks 75th anniversary of the world’s first winter tire

first_imgNokian Tyres,Seventy-five years ago, tire manufacturing pioneer Nokian Tyres, Inc invented the Hakkapeliitta, the world’s first tire designed specifically for passenger cars to handle the snow and ice of winter roads. On Saturday, the company will mark this milestone in Vermont with an all-day picnic that also honors employee contributions to the company’s continuous spirit of innovation.The 75th Anniversary celebration will be held Saturday, August 13 at the Nokian Tyres North American Headquarters, 1945 Main Street in Colchester, VT, from 11 amuntil 6 pm
Over 150 employees and their families from Vermont and across the US and Canada will enjoy music, games, kids’ play structures, and a huge BBQ buffet.Nokian Tyres moved its North American headquarters from Nashville, Tennessee, to Colchester, Vermont, in 2009 to take advantage of the snowier New England road conditions where the company’s innovative winter tires thrive. The facility employs 57 people.In 1934, Nokian engineers were quick to understand the need for a tire that was specifically suited to Nordic driving conditions. As a result, they invented the first tread-patterned tire designed for winter use in trucks and lorries, or ‘weather tire’ as it was called. Two years later, Nokian expanded the idea to fit passenger cars with the first Hakkapeliitta winter tire, later named Snow Hakkapeliitta. The tire tread showed a stepped, relatively sparse transverse pattern equipped with so-called suction pads. This tread pattern remained unchanged until the 1950s.Hakkapeliitta winter tires outfitted the car that recently set the new world record for fastest car on ice. The record was set on March 6, 2011 by Nokian Tyres’ test driver Janne Laitinen, who drove 206.05 mph on the frozen Gulf of Bothnia in Oulu, Finland.Continuing its history of innovation, in 2006 Nokian Tyres became the world’s first tire manufacturer to fully eliminate high-aromatic (HA) oils in its production. The purified oils used by Nokian Tyres contain less polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) than required in the pertinent EU directive. This not only makes tire production safer for the environment, but the materials are also safer for employees to handle and work around.About Nokian Tyres, Inc.Nokian Tyres, Inc. is the North American subsidiary of Nokian Tyres P.L.C. Located in Colchester, Vermont, the company employs 170 people and services over 1500 retailers in North America selling Nokian products. The company also owns and operates 10 Vianor retail tire and service centers through the Northeastern United States. Further information about Nokian’s North American operations is available at its North American specific website: www.nokiantires.com(link is external) Colchester, Vermont, August 11, 2011last_img read more

Technology enables member service

first_img continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr LAFCU members wanting a “face-to-face” transaction experience can use the interactive teller machines in the drive-thru.center_img As concerns over the coronavirus (COVID-19) spread, credit unions have begun closing their lobbies and urging members to use alternative ways to access their accounts.LAFCU in Lansing, Mich., is now opening its branch lobbies by  appointment  to mitigate the risk of spreading COVID-19.“As an employer and public-facing institution, LAFCU believes it is our responsibility to keep our employees, members, and community safe,” says Kelli Ellsworth Etchison, chief marketing officer at the $747 million asset credit union. “It’s just the right thing to do.“The decision was immediately embraced by employees,” she continues. “They sent emails to management saying they are grateful and proud to work for a company that cares. Members have also been receptive to the change, understanding that change is the new normal in this rapidly evolving environment.”last_img read more

Changi branch approved

first_imgSINGAPORE’s Mass Rapid Transit network is to be extended to Changi Airport by 2001, at a cost of S$700m to S$800m. The long-awaited decision was announced by Deputy Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on November 15. The 6·4 km branch from Tanah Merah was proposed as part of the initial MRT network, but later dropped because of poor traffic projections, although the flying junctions were included as part of the access to Changi depot.Last March Communications Minister Mah Bow Tan instructed the Land Transport Authority to review the prospects for the branch. The study found that air passengers, airport workers and employees at a new business park would generate enough patronage to justify construction under the revised funding formula agreed with the government last year (RG 3.96 p118).The branch will run on viaduct from Tanah Merah to Sompah station, serving the Changi Business Park, and then tunnel under the airport to a station serving both air terminals. Trains will run through onto the MRT east-west line, and terminate at Outram Park west of the city centre, providing interchange with both the Woodlands loop and the Northeast line now under construction. Services are expected to run every 15 min, handling around 36000 passengers/day olast_img read more

ORVC Weekly Report (February 5-10)

first_imgORVC Weekly Report  (February 5-10)Players of the Week.Boys Basketball:  Zac Minnich – MilanAustin Smith – Switzerland CountyORVC Report (February 5-10)Courtesy of ORVC Recorder Travis Calvert.last_img

Ohio Football

first_imgIf you follow Ohio high school football, two things stand out between them and Indiana high school football.  In Ohio, you still have to qualify to make the playoffs and you normally have to play at a neutral site.I certainly like the idea of a neutral site, especially when you get beyond the opening game of the playoffs.  This could avoid some of the travel problems that now occur in the Indiana playoff system.  You could chose a site halfway between both schools.  I do not like the idea of excluding schools from the playoffs as Ohio does.  Teams with one loss have missed the playoffs because of the quality of their opponents.There are pros and cons to each system.  I do not hear any rumors that either state is planning any differences in their playoff systems at this time.last_img read more

Monmouth looks to sweep Canisius

first_imgFor more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com STEPPING UP: The dynamic Malik Johnson has averaged 13.1 points, 6.1 rebounds and 5.9 assists to lead the way for the Golden Griffins. Majesty Brandon is also a big contributor, producing 13 points and 4.1 rebounds per game. The Hawks have been led by Ray Salnave, who is averaging 14.7 points and 4.7 rebounds.SOLID SALNAVE: Salnave has connected on 42 percent of the 100 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 8 of 30 over his last five games. He’s also made 87 percent of his free throws this season.WINLESS WHEN: The Hawks are 0-6 when they score 63 points or fewer and 13-4 when they exceed 63 points. The Golden Griffins are 0-6 when they fail to score more than 60 points and 9-9 on the season, otherwise.ASSIST DISTRIBUTION: The Hawks have recently gotten baskets via assists more often than the Golden Griffins. Canisius has an assist on 32 of 74 field goals (43.2 percent) over its previous three games while Monmouth has assists on 31 of 70 field goals (44.3 percent) during its past three games.DID YOU KNOW: Monmouth has committed a turnover on just 18.4 percent of its possessions this season, which is the second-lowest rate among all MAAC teams. The Hawks have turned the ball over only 13.2 times per game this season.___ Monmouth looks to sweep Canisius Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMonmouth (13-10, 7-5) vs. Canisius (9-15, 4-9)Koessler Athletic Center, Buffalo, New York; Friday, 7 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Monmouth goes for the season sweep over Canisius after winning the previous matchup in West Long Branch. The teams last faced each other on Jan. 10, when the Hawks outshot Canisius from the field 50 percent to 40 percent and recorded six fewer turnovers en route to the 19-point victory.center_img February 13, 2020 Associated Press last_img read more

Coca-Cola to Host Three-city Golf Tourney for Customers

first_img“We are conscious of the role strategic customer relationship plays in any successful business enterprise and how it delivers a huge boost to any company’s competitive advantage.“The Customer Appreciation Week is in line with our vision to collaborate and appreciate partners, inspiring moments of optimism and happiness using customer activities and rewarding engagements,” observed Head of Public Affairs and Communications, Coca-Cola Nigeria, Nwamaka I. Onyemelukwe.Commenting further, Managing Director, Datof Golden Heritage Limited, Mrs Elizabeth Abiodun-Toki, highlighted the importance of the event to key customers like her.“Coca-Cola continues to show us their immense gratitude. I have been a distributor of Coca-Cola since 1989 and they will always have my support. I am very proud of Coca-Cola for their growth over the years. My hope is that the company continues to host exciting events like this and we look forward to having a bigger and better competition in the coming years,” she concluded.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram As part of its global Customer Appreciation Week, beverage giants Coca-Cola Nigeria, will host the second edition of its annual customer appreciation golf tournament, to celebrate and acknowledge its loyal customers across Nigeria.The golf tournament will be held across three cities (Lagos, Ibadan and Abuja), and will be attended by key stakeholders, distributors, customers and media; with six winners to emerge from the well-contested 18-hole tournament.The winners will get an all-expense paid trip to Mauritius to participate in the AfroAsia Mauritius Open Pro-AM Tournament in November.last_img read more

Couple to plead guilty in Operation Varsity Blues

first_imgThe Blakes are scheduled to enter their guilty pleas Tuesday in Boston federal court. They are among 19 parents in the admissions case connected to USC and will join the eight to date who have entered guilty pleas and proceeded to sentencing. The remaining nine parents with ties to the University have opted to contest charges and will stand trial beginning in October. The government has recommended a sentence of four months in prison, two years of supervised release and 100 hours of community service for Todd, while Diane received a lighter recommended penalty of six weeks in prison, two years of supervised release and 100 hours of community service. The prosecution has also recommended each of them be fined $125,000. The maximum penalty the court may impose upon Diane is a 20-year prison sentence with three years of supervised release and a $250,000 fine, while Todd faces up to 40 years in prison, six years of supervised release and a fine of $750,000. The Blakes will appear in court Tuesday to formally accept a plea deal that dismisses two of Diane’s charges and one of Todd’s. (Daily Trojan file photo) The Blakes face charges of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud and honest services mail and wire fraud; conspiracy to commit federal programs bribery; and conspiracy to commit money laundering. Diane will plead guilty to conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud and honest services wire and mail fraud, while Todd will plead guilty to conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud and honest services wire and mail fraud and conspiracy to commit money laundering. The government attorney prosecuting the case will drop the other charges as part of the plea deal.center_img Two parents in the college admissions case have agreed to plead guilty for arranging for their daughter’s fraudulent acceptance to USC as a volleyball recruit. Diane and Todd Blake enlisted the help of Operation Varsity Blues scheme organizer William “Rick” Singer to secure their daughter’s admission to USC in fall 2017. Senior associate athletic administrator Donna Heinel, Singer’s co-conspirator, created a recruitment profile for the Blakes’ daughter that listed several fabricated athletic honors and presented it to an admissions committee in September 2017, whereupon conditional acceptance was granted and the couple sent Singer and Heinel payments totaling $250,000.last_img read more

PCP: Beasts of the north, Cutler or Rodgers?

first_imgEric Wiegmann – Jay Cutler is awesomeBears down. With an injury plagued roster, the last few weeks of the season look pretty bleak. But, putting the horrors of a Caleb Hanie-directed offense behind us, it’s time to look to the future, a brighter future.That brightness emanates from one Jay Cutler.Even though he’s currently under the weather, a healthy Jay is no doubt the best quarterback touching the upper Mississippi. Now, before your head explodes in a splatter of cheddar cheese, hear me out.Yes, Jay Cutler may be slightly inferior to cheesehead QB counterparts in the numbers column with a 19-point deficit in his QB rating, no Superbowl ring and a 1-3 record versus the Pack.But, where he excels over Rodgers is in two ways: the lady-charming division and not being a jackass.Jay Cutler recently wooed his way back into Kristen Cavallari’s life and put a ring on it, for a SECOND time. Billiard.Unfortunately for Rodgers, the ladies are not his strong point. Resorting to a childhood crush, Rodgers is rumored to be dating Destiny Newton. Two words: tramp stamp. I guess that is something to championship belt to, right?Whether it’s a championship belt or a tramp stamp belt (no, literally it wraps around to her stomach), Chicago will be singing “Cutty Come Back” for the rest of the season.Welcome to Aaron Rodgers’ neighborhood; it’s the bestOk, let’s be real, is this even a question?Jay Cutler, better than Aaron Rodgers? Excuse me while I pass out from laughing.Cutler may have shown some of his worth this year leading the Bears to some decisive wins over Atlanta, New Orleans and Detroit, not to mention a mid-season six-game win streak, and is apparently essential to Chicago’s success given the three-game losing streak they’re currently on without him.But everyone saw these two quarterbacks face off in one of the most important games of last season. It was Rodgers who led the Packers to a National Football Conference title and ultimately a Super Bowl victory.Aaron boasts a 103.7 career passer rating with 16,848 yards and 126 touchdowns.Jay has a measly 84.5 career passer rating and 117 touchdowns, but does outpace Rodgers for 18,283 yards.End of argument.Also, Rodgers has led Green Bay to an undefeated season so far and 19-straight wins stretching back to last year.What has Cutler done? Been a little pussy.In the NFC Championship Game last season, he suffered a knee injury, sidelining him for much of the second half.Now I’m no football player, but I know guys are constantly suffering injuries and playing through them. When your Super Bowl hopes are on the line, you find a way to play through it. Seriously. And a sulky Cutler does not make for an interesting sideline shot, Fox Sports.Aaron Rodgers is far and away the better quarterback on the field and in the lady-charming division.last_img read more

WADA moves crucial ExCo meeting to Lausanne from Paris

first_img 9 months ago WADA says sanctions won’t hit Russia’s Euro games, CL final 9 months ago Russian military cadets sing Mohammed Rafi’s Aye Watan, netizens get goosebumps Press Trust Of India The World Anti-Doping Agency has said that it had moved next week’s crucial Executive Committee meeting from Paris to Lausanne because of fears of disruption caused by strike action in the French capital. WADA confirmed the venue switch to Switzerland in a brief statement on Monday. “WADA has taken the decision to relocate (the meeting) to Lausanne due to likely disruptions and uncertainty caused by imminent general strike action in Paris,” WADA said.READ | India Clinch Two Gold In Badminton At South Asian GamesREAD | Vennam Jyothi, Abhishek Verma Win Mixed Pair Gold At Asian Archery ChampionshipThe December 9 meeting is expected to see WADA chiefs approve a recommendation by the body’s Compliance Review Committee concerning Russia. The WADA compliance panel has called for Russia to be banned from sporting competitions for four years after accusing Moscow of falsifying laboratory data handed over to investigators earlier this year. Under the proposed sanctions, Russian athletes would still be allowed to compete at the Olympics next year but only if they can demonstrate that they were not part of the Russian system. Full disclosure of data from the Moscow laboratory was a key condition of Russia’s controversial reinstatement by WADA in September 2018. The Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) had been suspended for nearly three years previously over revelations of a vast state-supported doping program.READ | Exclusive: Yohan Blake, Second Fastest Man On Earth To Initiate Training Program In IndiaREAD | Second-fastest Man On Earth Yohan Blake Says ‘would’ve Been A Cricketer If Not Sprinter’ WATCH US LIVE 9 months ago WADA seeks four-year Russia ban over false doping data Written By LIVE TV COMMENTcenter_img FOLLOW US First Published: 3rd December, 2019 10:33 IST 9 months ago Russian scientists present ancient puppy found in permafrost Last Updated: 3rd December, 2019 10:33 IST WADA Moves Crucial ExCo Meeting To Lausanne From Paris The World Anti-Doping Agency has said that it had moved next week’s crucial Executive Committee meeting from Paris to Lausanne SUBSCRIBE TO US WE RECOMMEND 9 months ago Olympic doping ban looms for Russia after WADA panel rulinglast_img read more