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Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company is an American multinational tire manufacturing company founded in 1898 by Frank Seiberling and based in Akron, Ohio. Goodyear manufactures tires for automobiles, commercial trucks, light trucks, motorcycles, SUVs, race cars, farm equipment and heavy earth-mover machinery, it produced bicycle tires from its founding until 1976. As of 2017, Goodyear is one of the top four tire manufacturers along with Bridgestone and Continental; the company was named after inventor of vulcanized rubber. The first Goodyear tires became popular because they were detachable and required little maintenance. Goodyear is known for the Goodyear Blimp. Though Goodyear had been manufacturing airships and balloons since the early 1900s, the first Goodyear advertising blimp flew in 1925. Today, it is one of the most recognizable advertising icons in America; the company is the most successful tire supplier in Formula One history, with more starts and constructors' championships than any other tire supplier.

They pulled out of the sport after the 1998 season. It is the sole tire supplier for NASCAR series. Goodyear is a former component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average; the company opened a new global headquarters building in Akron in 2013. The first Goodyear factory opened in Akron, Ohio, in 1898; the thirteen original employees manufactured bicycle and carriage tires, rubber horseshoe pads, poker chips. The company grew with the advent of the automobile. In 1901, Frank Seiberling provided Henry Ford with racing tires. In 1903, Paul Weeks Litchfield was granted a patent for the first tubeless automobile tire. By 1908, Ford was outfitting his Model T with Goodyear tires. In 1909, Goodyear manufactured its first aircraft tire. In 1916, Litchfield found land in the Phoenix area suitable for growing long-staple cotton, needed for reinforcing rubber in tires; the 36,000 acres purchased were controlled by the Southwest Cotton Company, formed with Litchfield as president. In 1924, Litchfield, as Goodyear Vice President, forged a joint venture with the German Luftschiffbau Zeppelin Company to form the Goodyear-Zeppelin Corporation.

In the late 1920s to 1940, the company worked with Goodyear to build two Zeppelins in the United States and the Goodyear-Zeppelin Corporation was created to facilitate the relationship. The partnership continued when Zeppelin was under Nazi control and only ended after World War II began. By 1926, Goodyear was the largest rubber company in the world. Only four years earlier it was forced to temporarily halt production of racing tires due to heavy competition; the popularity of the Goodyear tire on the racing circuit led to a popular demand for the return of the brand. On August 5, 1927, Goodyear had its initial public offering and was listed on the New York Stock Exchange. By 1930, Goodyear had pioneered what would become known as "tundra tires" for smaller aircraft — their so-called low inflation pressure "airwheel" aviation wheel-rim/tire sets were available in sizes up to 46 inches in diameter. For the next sixty years Goodyear grew to become a multinational corporation with multibillion-dollar earnings.

It acquired their rival Kelly-Springfield Tire in 1935. During World War II Goodyear manufactured F4U Corsair fighter planes for the U. S. Military. Goodyear ranked 30th among United States corporations in the value of wartime production contracts. WWII forced the dissolution of the Goodyear-Zeppelin partnership in December 1940. By 1956 they operated a nuclear processing plant in Ohio. In 1944, Goodyear created a subsidiary in Mexico in a joint venture with Compañía Hulera, S. A. de C. V. Compañía Hulera Goodyear-Oxo, S. A. de C. V. or Goodyear-Oxo. Of the five biggest U. S. tire firms in 1970, today only Goodyear remains independent, due to the challenge posed by radial tire technology, the varied responses. At the time, the entire U. S. tire industry produced the older bias-ply technology. Estimates to fit the factories with a new set of machinery and tools for making this new product were between $600 million and $900 million; this was a substantial amount in a low margin business with sales revenue in the low billions.

The U. S. market was shifting towards the radial tire, as had been the case in Europe and Asia. In 1968, Consumer Reports, an influential American magazine, acknowledged the superiority of radial construction, first developed in 1946 by Michelin; when Charles J. Pilliod Jr. became CEO in 1974, he faced a major investment decision regarding the radial tire, which today has a market share of nearly 100%. Despite heavy criticism at the time, Pilliod invested in new factories and tooling to build the radial tire. Sam Gibara, who headed Goodyear from 1996 to 2003, has noted that without the action of Pilliod, Goodyear "wouldn't be around today."Sales for 1969 topped $3 billion, five years sales topped $5 billion and it boasted operations in thirty-four countries. In 1978, the original Akron plant was converted into a Technical Center for design. By 1985, worldwide sales exceeded $10 billion. Goodyear Aerospace, a holding that developed from the Goodyear Aircraft Company after World War II designed a supercomputer for NASA's Goddard Spaceflight Center in 1979, the MPP.

The subsidiary was sold in 1987 to the Loral Corp. as a result of restructuring. In 1987, Goodyear formed a business partnership with Canadian tire retailer Fountain Tire. In October 1986, Goodyear was a victim of a Greenmail attack. British financier James Goldsmith in conjunction with the investment group Hanson purchased 11.5% of Goodyear's outstanding common stock. They threatened to take the company ov

1968 Clemson Tigers football team

The 1968 Clemson Tigers football team was an American football team that represented Clemson University in the Atlantic Coast Conference during the 1968 NCAA University Division football season. In its 29th season under head coach Frank Howard, the team compiled a 4–5–1 record, finished second in the ACC, outscored opponents by a total of 184 to 179; the team played its home games at Memorial Stadium in South Carolina. Quarterback Billy Ammons and defensive end Ronnie Duckworth were the team captains; the team's statistical leaders included Ammons with 1,006 passing yards, Buddy Gore with 776 rushing yards, Charlie Waters with 411 receiving yards, Ray Yauger with 42 points scored. Five Clemson players were selected by the Associated Press as first-team players on the 1968 All-Atlantic Coast Conference football team: back Buddy Gore.

Rolling Love

Rolling Love is a 2008 Taiwanese drama starring Jiro Wang of Fahrenheit, Danson Tang, Genie Zhuo and Xiao Xun of Hey Girl. It was directed by Mingtai Wang; the drama started filming on 30 October 2007 and wrapped on 21 March 2008. It was filmed on location in Jinshan, Taiwan, it was first broadcast in Taiwan on free-to-air China Television from 4 May 2008 to 7 July 2008, every Sunday at 22:00 to 23:30 and cable TV Gala Television Variety Show/CH 28 from 10 May 2008 to 26 July 2008, every Saturday at 21:00 to 22:30. Mi Qi Lin is the chef of lunchtime diner "Egg Fried Rice" in a village by the sea in Jinshan, Taipei that only serves a popular egg fried rice dish; however little does people, outside of the village, know that this infamous egg fried rice dish is the only thing that he knows how to cook. He relies on this skill that his father passed onto him, earns a reputation and a living by cooking 100 plates of it every day. In another world, there is Leng Lie, a young talented chef, who graduated from the best cordon bleu school at 14 years old and regarded by many for his near perfect cuisine.

He is admired by women as their Mr Perfect. He is the executive chef at Imperial Hotel, owned by his father; however he has one regret in his heart... Two years ago on Valentine's Day, the day Leng Lie planned to confess his feeling to his childhood sweetheart Guan Xiao Shu, they were involved in a car accident; as a result, Xiao Shu, a singer/songwriter, lost her sight. Leng Lie feels responsible but Xiao Shu refuse to blame him and did not change her happy outlook to life; however every time he talks to her about their future together, she turns him down, not wanting a love based on remorse. Until one day, Xiao Shu tasted his egg fried rice; this simple and plain dish had an odd effect on her, she felt relaxed and carefree, giving her a sweet taste of happiness. Upon meeting Xiao Shu, Mi Qi Lin experiences many flavours of food and love and Mi Qi Lin's frank nature gives Xiao Shu the ability to cultivate an independent lifestyle. All the while, the growing feelings between Mi Qi Lin is witnessed by Leng Lie.

Rolling Love Original Soundtrack was released on 13 June 2008 by Various artists under Rock Records. It contains eleven songs. Two versions were released for the album: CD+VCD edition, CD+DVD edition; the track, "永不消失的彩虹" by Genie Zhuo was the ending theme song of the TV series. In addition, there are two songs not included in the original soundtrack: The opening theme song, "恆星" or "Shining Star" by Fahrenheit from their Love You More and More album, an insert song by Danson Tang entitled "Tell Me", released in his D's New Attraction album. 12 May 2008: Rolling Love Photobook - ISBN 978-957-565-816-8 23 May 2008: Rolling Love TV Drama Novel - ISBN 978-957-565-817-5 Rival dramas on air at the same time: Taiwan Television: Fated to Love You Chinese Television System: Wish To See You Again / Honey & Clover CTV Rolling Love official homepage GTV Rolling Love official homepage