and Burton Snowboards complete summer 2011 commuter challenge ( is external)), the global leader in online marketing solutions for the automotive industry, and Burton Snowboards, the world’s leading snowboard company, today announced the completion of the first ever Summer Commuter Challenge ‘ a competition which called on employees of both Burlington, VT-based companies to use creative commuting methods in an effort to reduce CO2 emissions. As an extension of the Vermont Way to Go Challenge, and Burton turned their common goal of reducing their carbon footprints into a friendly competition to see which company could drive greater employee participation in the challenge during the summer. Throughout June, July and August, employees from both companies were encouraged to use alternative modes of transportation such as walking, carpooling and telecommuting. Employees logged their creative commuting activity on is external), a website specifically developed to track the ongoing progress of both companies. During festive meetings at the end of each month, employees from and Burton met to discover the winning company for the month, recognize top commuters and celebrate each other’s efforts. ‘Participating in the Commuter Challenge with Burton was incredibly fulfilling and fun,’ said CEO Mark Bonfigli. ‘Not only did both companies make a meaningful impact on our overall carbon footprints, but we all enjoyed coming up with creative, and sometimes unique, methods of clean and green transportation.’ The challenge began June 5th and culminated on August 27th with employees from both companies saving approximately 170,000 lbs of CO2 emissions by adopting alternative commuting methods in June, July and August. While came out ahead each month in the friendly competition, a total of 412 employees from both companies participated in the challenge throughout the summer. Both companies celebrated the culmination of the Commuter Challenge in downtown Burlington on Tuesday, September 7th. Employees who participated in the challenge were recognized, and prizes were awarded to those who used alternative modes of transportation to commute the most, commute at least once every week or commute each day throughout the summer. In addition, each commuter was eligible to win one of 40 door prizes donated in part by local businesses that sponsored the challenge. About ( is external)) is the global leader in online marketing solutions for the automotive industry, providing award-winning SaaS-based e-marketing solutions to OEMs, auto dealers and media companies.  Headquartered in Burlington, Vermont with additional offices in Manhattan Beach, California, the company’s innovative websites and integrated online tools include advertising alternatives that significantly lower the cost of customer acquisition, enhancing dealers’ efficiency and profitability. Recent national and international accolades include placing No. 14 on Outside magazine’s 2011 list of Best Places to Work in America and receiving two Stevie Awards from the American Business Association for Best Overall Company of the Year and Fastest Growing Company of the year in 2011. has also by honored by Inc. magazine as one of the 2010 Top Small Company Workplaces in addition to securing a place on both the Inc. 5000 and Deloitte Technology Fast 500 rankings in 2010. wasalso ranked first in SEO effectiveness among auto dealer website providers for the third consecutive year in 2011 by Sorgenfrei LLC. About Burton Snowboards ( is external))In 1977, Jake Burton Carpenter founded Burton out of his Vermont barn. Since then, Burton has fueled the growth of snowboarding worldwide through its groundbreaking product lines, its team of top snowboarders and its grassroots efforts to get the sport accepted at resorts.  In 1996, Burton began growing its family of brands to include boardsports and apparel brands. Privately held and owned by Jake, Burton’s headquarters are in Burlington, Vermont with offices in California, Austria, Japan and Australia.  For more information visit is external).September 9, 2011 (Burlington, VT) ‘ Dealer.comlast_img read more

Senators wary of China’s possible control over NGCP

first_img “Part of the plan of China Telecom is to use the wires of NGCP for their mid-mile telecommunication,” Recto said, referring to the Chinese firm that is part of the consortium to operate the country’s third telco. “We should always be vigilant when it comes to the transmission line,” he said. “It’s delivering power from Luzon all the way down to Mindanao. If someone will jeopardize our economy, they will just have to switch it off.” Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian, who chairs the Senate Energy Committee, said that State Grid’s concession agreement limits the firm from assigning Chinese officials to man the equipment. Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian “The Chinese can give technical assistance… [but] only Filipinos can manage the transmission lines,” he added. “While the law provides safety nets, it will not hurt to err on the side of caution.” “Regardless of the country, we have to make sure that safeguards are being implemented with regards to the transmission line, kasi isa lang ang transmission line natin so natural monopoly ‘yan,” Gatchalian said. State Grid Corp. of China, which owns a 40-percent stake in the NGCP, could compromise national security, Sen. Ralph Recto said, adding that they can turn off the Philippines’ power transmission grid “remotely.” MANILA – Several lawmakers have expressed concern about a China-controlled company’s 40-percent stake in the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) – the country’s lone power transmission line, saying this could compromise national security. The NGCP earlier allayed fears that its technical partner would try to shut down the Philippines’ power lines./PNlast_img read more

Darling’s Chevrolet to support Acadian Little League

first_imgELLSWORTH — In the spirit of teamwork taught through youth sports, Darling’s Chevrolet is supporting Acadian Little League through the Chevy Youth Baseball Program.This sponsorship will include both monetary and equipment donations during the 2016 youth baseball season.Chevy Youth Baseball is a grassroots initiative that establishes a positive relationship between local dealers and the communities they serve.Over the course of the season, Darling’s Chevrolet will donate equipment to the league, which will include equipment bags, baseballs, softballs, catcher’s gear, ball buckets, umpire’s equipment, coach’s kits, breakaway bases, bat racks, batting tees and first aid kits.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textYouth baseball participants will also have a chance to attend a youth clinic with local professional baseball coaches.“We are looking forward to a great season with Acadian Little League that will be filled with exciting games and an enhanced experience for the teams through the equipment and cash donations” said Tom Wheeler of Darling’s Chevrolet. “Chevy Youth Baseball is just one example of how committed our dealership is to supporting the youth and families in our community.”The 2016 program will provide assistance to approximately 300 organizations in the Northeastern region, and Chevrolet dealers will contribute more than $450,000 in monetary and equipment donations.last_img read more

Samudeen Ibrahim injured

first_imgAfter a flying start to this season, Hearts of Oak have been hit by news that playmaker Samudeen Ibrahim has been side lined for two weeks.The Division One League Best Player picked up a foot injury in their debut League match against New Edubiase at the Accra Sports Stadium.Samudeen was named the man of the match in the 1-0 victory for the Phobians.Public Relations Officer of the Club, Kwame Opare disclosed to Joy Sports in an exclusive interview that the promising midfield maestro was indeed injured.“Thankfully the team physiotherapist took him to pick some X-Rays at Korle-Bu, and the reports show that there aren’t any damaging acts feared or anticipated.“So the Physio and the Doctor have actually designed a special training for him to go through between Thursday and the weekend, so that they see if he would be back as soon as possible.” The injury rules Samudeen out of Sunday’s cliff hanger against Medeame in Tarkwa.last_img read more