Bridgestone India ropes in PV Sindhu as brand ambassador

first_imgHyderabad, Aug 30 (PTI) Tyre major Bridgestone India today announced ace badminton player and Olympic silver medallist P V Sindhu as its first brand ambassador.As part of a three-year agreement, Sindhu will be included in Bridgestone?s activations around its Worldwide Olympic Partnership, said Franco Annunzito, Senior VP and Executive officer Bridgestone Corporation in a press conference here today.Sindhu is among the world?s leading professionalbadmintonplayers who recently earned a silver medal at the World Badminton Championship in Glasgow.The Padma Shri recipient became the first Indian woman to win an Olympic silver medal at Rio in 2016.”Sindhu?s journey is an epitome of perseverance and determination and is a setting example for the youth to ?Chase Your Dream? which echoes with Bridgestone?s global association with the Olympic games. She is persistent, dependable and carries a winning attitude, which personifies our brand ethos,” Annunzitosaid.On her partnership with Bridgestone India, Sindhu said: “I am honoured to be associated with Bridgestone India and particularly excited to be its first brand ambassador”.Bridgestone has a strong sports lineage which is further strengthened with their Worldwide Olympic Partnership.The tyre company had earlier said it will invest USD 304. 3 million (around Rs 1,940 crore) over the next five years to expand its two manufacturing plants in Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh.The company, which is a part of Japans Bridgestone Corporation, plans to expand facilities at Pune (Chakan) and Indore (Kheda).”After expansion, the production capacity will increase to 40,000 tyres per day from the existing 25,000,” Annunzito said. PTI GDK ANUadvertisementlast_img read more

Accountant General’s Department Stages Pensioners’ Forum on Friday

first_imgStory Highlights All Government of Jamaica Pensioners are invited to the Accountant General’s Department (AGD) Pensioners’ Forum 2017. The forum will also give the AGD an opportunity to get contact details of pensioners, including telephone numbers and email addresses, making it easier for the department to provide them with information on a timely basis. Among the participating entities are Sagicor; Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ); Ministry of Finance and the Public Service; National Health Fund (NHF); First Heritage Cooperative Credit Union; Administrator General’s Department; Chas. E. Ramson; and Cari-Med. All Government of Jamaica Pensioners are invited to the Accountant General’s Department (AGD) Pensioners’ Forum 2017.The event will be held at The Mico University College, 1a Marescaux Road, Kingston on Friday (November 17) from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.Acting Director for Communications and Customer Relations, AGD, Taneisha Weir Grant, told JIS News that the forum, which is an initiative of Accountant General, Carlene Murdoch, will provide the pensioners with access to various benefits and services.“When pensioners come into the AGD, we tend to get questions that are not necessarily for us but are related to what we do. So what we have done is try to get all (stakeholder agencies) at one place at one time that are able to answer all the queries that our customers have,” she explained.“Everything that they would need to visit various entities for, they can actually get it on the day,” she added.Among the participating entities are Sagicor; Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ); Ministry of Finance and the Public Service; National Health Fund (NHF); First Heritage Cooperative Credit Union; Administrator General’s Department; Chas. E. Ramson; and Cari-Med.Mrs. Weir Grant said that the organisations will provide on-spot services, including Tax Registration Number (TRN) and assisting with insurance queries.The forum will also give the AGD an opportunity to get contact details of pensioners, including telephone numbers and email addresses, making it easier for the department to provide them with information on a timely basis.The pensioners, in turn, will be able to meet their payroll officers and speak directly to the Accountant General.They will also receive free health checks and foot detox and have the chance to win prizes.There will be a writers’ corner, which will feature written and published works from pensioners.“Pensioners will be entertained, they can come and lyme and meet and greet persons that they have not seen for some time,” Mrs. Weir Grant noted.Pensioners unable to attend the forum can tune in to the live broadcast on Nationwide FM.last_img read more

Sheryl Crow Broken Social Scene added to CocaCola Stage lineup

center_img Login/Register With: One of the Calgary Stampede’s most exciting music stages has announced the third and final part of their lineup for the 2018 show, with the total count seeing dozens of artists expected to perform.The Coca-Cola Stage appears to feature a bit more rock than the rest of the country-heavy festival — it is the Stampede, after all — with performers like Broken Social Scene, Walk Off The Earth, and Sheryl Crow expected to perform throughout the 10-day event.According to a release from the Calgary Stampede, the Coca-Cola Stage will feature over 50 artists by the time the Greatest Outdoor Show On Earth is all said and done, and they have been rolling out the full lineup over the course of three days. Advertisementlast_img