Sweden drinks a toast to Limerick’s Sinead MacCurtain

first_imgEmail A LIMERICK lady who secured a role as an ambassador for the Jameson brand in Sweden, has encouraged other graduates to put themselves out there and apply for programmes. Sinead MacCurtain, from O’Connell Avenue, studied Marketing at Limerick Institute of Technology, before going on to complete a masters in International Management at the University of Limerick. The 24-year-old grew up in retail, with her family running O’Sullivan’s shoes on Sarsfield Street, and was eager to follow the business path herself.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Having graduated in January, Sinead applied for the Jameson graduate programme  during her masters, and after a successful interview process, secured a position  as a Jameson ambassador in Sweden, where she is currently in the first of a three year project.“I had to prioritise my time because I was so busy with the masters, but I made the time to do exams, projects, and apply for the position and carry out interviews,” Sinead told the Limerick Post.“My background is in business because my mom owned O’Sullivan shoes and I worked there from an early age”.As part of her application for the Jameson position, Sinead had to prepare a presentation, and chose Limerick as its subject.“I wanted people to see the positive sides of Limerick, all the events and great locations.“I see myself as an ambassador for Limerick, and want to promote the area”.Sinead is now based in Stockholm and says she is the only Limerick person to have successfully completed the application process.“There are so many ways to find out about programmes like this, and I want to encourage others to apply, because even if they aren’t successful, they’ll get great experience in the process.“I was the only person in my masters to apply and I heard about it at the Career Open Day, but students can find out about these things really easily at career days or on the internet.“I was really encouraged to try for the position by my friends and family”.Among the skills Sinead is honing on the programme are budgeting, developing campaigns and learning about the restrictions or opportunities with different markets.“It’s a fantastic opportunity to learn and to travel, while getting paid.“I’ve also had the opportunity to promote myself and Limerick in interviews with magazines in Sweden”.She advised students to put themselves out there and apply for programmes, and to believe that they can be successful. WhatsApp NewsLocal NewsSweden drinks a toast to Limerick’s Sinead MacCurtainBy admin – August 8, 2011 1055 Twitter Facebookcenter_img Advertisement Linkedin Print Previous articleTeenagers leave trail of destruction after a drunken farmland rampageNext articleBehan still seeks promotion adminlast_img read more

Lundin Energy drills dry well on Polmak prospect in Barents Sea

first_imgThe well showed indications of hydrocarbons in a 9 meter interval in poor quality reservoir in the targeted formation Lundin Energy is the operator of the Polmak prospect.(Credit: Lundin Energy.) Lundin Energy Norway, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lundin Energy, has announced the completion of exploration well on the Polmak prospect in the southern Barents Sea.The main objective of drilling the exploration well 7221/4-1 was to prove the presence of hydrocarbons in Triassic aged sandstones within the Kobbe formation of the Polmak prospect.According to the company, the well showed indications of hydrocarbons in a 9 meter interval in poor quality reservoir in the targeted formation.The exploration well 7221/4-1, which targeted the Polmak prospect in licences PL609 and PL1027, has been classified as dry.West Bollsta drilling rig drilled the exploration well 7221/4-1The West Bollsta semi-submersible drilling rig has drilled the exploration well 7221/4-1, 30km east of the Johan Castberg discovery.With 47.51% of working interest, Lundin Energy is the operator of the Polmak prospect.The partners include Wintershall DEA Norge with 25% stake, INPEX Norge with 10% interest, DNO Norge owning 10% and Idemitsu Petroleum Norge with 7.5% working stake.The West Bollsta drilling rig will now be moved to drill the Lundin Energy operated Bask prospect in licence PL533B.The exploration well 7219/11-1 will target the Paleocene aged sandstones which are expected to contain gross un-risked prospective resources of approximately 250 million barrels of oil (MMbo).Lundin Energy holds 40% working stake in the Bask prospect and its partners include Aker BP with 35% and Wintershall DEA with 25% stake.Recently, the company has secured drilling permit from the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) for well 16/4-12 in production licence 981.The well 16/4-12 will be drilled about 1km west of the 16/4-6 S Solveig oil discovery, with the West Bollsta drilling facility.last_img read more

Paddy Power raises awareness of Missing People with Motherwell ‘silhouette’ stand

first_imgShare StumbleUpon Submit Bookies Corner: Trump Presidency sinks as US 2020 enters its 100 day countdown July 29, 2020 Share Paddy Power has committed to raising awareness of the charity Missing People by launching a campaign which involves filling a stand at Motherwell with ‘missing’ fans.As Scottish Premiership action returns to the stadium this weekend, Fir Park’s south stand has been filled with 1190 silhouetted cut-outs to represent the thousands of people across the UK that are missing from their families.The cut-outs have been installed by Paddy Power in time for Motherwell’s first home game of the season, against Dundee United on Saturday. Photos of missing people will  alsofeature in the windows of Paddy Power shops across the UK, according to the location of where they were last seen.Spokesman for Paddy Power said: “We all know fans are missing from football at the moment, but some are missing from wider life, too.“We hope this campaign, and striking image, can spark conversations across the country – as the majority of our customer base are young men, the demographic that’s most at risk of going missing.”Missing People supports individuals ‘who are thinking about going missing, have gone, or after they return’ as well as their families and friends. The charity ensures that those looking to go missing are connected with a place of safety and have the necessary information regarding additional local or national support services.Jo Youle, Chief Executive of Missing People, added: “This is a highly visible and needed opportunity for families in communities across the UK to raise awareness of their missing loved one – at a time when it is so hard to search due to COVID-19 restrictions.“We will also be getting the message out via Paddy Power stores to reach a key group of people at higher risk of going missing: men aged 18-39.“Important funding through this partnership will help more than 500 people in crisis through 24/7 support on our helpline (116 000), at a time when more people than ever are needing that support.”Suzanne Reid, Head of Commercial at Motherwell FC, concluded: “The club is delighted to support this campaign and the work of Missing People. We hope the display helps raise awareness of the help that is available from the charity”. Related Articles Paddy Power: Maintaining brand identity with daring marketing campaigns July 27, 2020 Flutter moves to refine merger benefits against 2020 trading realities August 27, 2020last_img read more

Evans Mensah delighted to have picked up lessons from Black Stars

first_imgInter Allies winger Evans Mensah is delighted to have picked up invaluable lessons with the Black Stars after his debut call up with the team.The winger was called up as a late replacement for the injured David Accam and despite not playing a single minute, he is delighted with the experience gained.“I was very happy because seeing different players and top class player in a different environment made me learn more from there,” he told Adom FM Sports“I was very happy because I have been watching them on television but now I had the chance to mingle with them.”“It was one of the best moments in my career.” “I have to prove what I have in our upcoming matches especially because Inter Allies is not in a good place.”“I have to be on top of my game to help the team get more victories.”Mensah has won three man of the match awards in seven matches he has played for Inter Allies this season.  –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more