‘Double up’ option adds 630 beds to UL accommodation stock

first_imgRELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter University you Limerick campus aerialPhoto: True MediaUNIVERSITY of Limerick has announced a major plan to expand its student on-campus student accommodation to more than 3,400 beds to meet growing demand.A spokesperson said the extra 630 beds would “provide a more affordable option for students”.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The University will introduce a new shared accommodation option, in time for the new academic year this coming September.UL President, Dr Des Fitzgerald said: “With the growth in student numbers and following a detailed review of different options and a survey of student requirements, we are planning to develop shared accommodation for students.”He said the existing campus accommodation would be “retrofit as twin rooms rather than single rooms with the upgrade to be completed for next September.“There are six student accommodation villages on the UL campus, and this will add another 630 beds to the 2,850 already available in our on-campus residences,” added Dr Fitzgerald.A UL spokesman said the university has experienced phenomenal growth in the past 12 years, with an almost 50 per cent increase in student numbers from 11,500 to 16,300 in 2019.Michael Foley, Chief Operations Officer at Campus Life Services, which manages UL’s accommodation, said they  encountered significant demand for on campus accommodation last August, which made it particularly challenging for students and parents in the search for accommodation at the beginning of term”.He said the additional beds “will help to address the challenge on supply of accommodation in the short term, but also provides a more affordable cost option for parents with twin room costs ranging from under €3,000 to €4,250 per person which includes utilities and UL Sport membership”.UL’s student residences are let on a commercial basis in the summer months.“We continue to promote to local house owners the tax free option of renting a room to students. This rent a room option can provide up to €14,000 a year to the householder and is becoming popular for households and students. This rent a room sector now provides five per cent of the university’s accommodation requirements and has expanded since it was initially promoted in 2017,” added Mr Foley.Last year UL’s Campus Accommodation was ranked number one in Ireland for both accommodation quality and cost in the ‘I-Graduate’ international student barometer survey. The university also recently completed a €20 million four-year refurbishment programme to raise its on-campus accommodation standards.Rental fees for UL on-campus accommodation include full utility costs (electricity, heating, cable TV and licence, refuse and Wi-Fi) as well as membership of the UL Sports Arena gym and access to free campus residence events as part of the Campus Life programme. LimerickNews‘Double up’ option adds 630 beds to UL accommodation stockBy Editor – January 18, 2020 739 Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Facebook Email TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostULUniversity of Limerick center_img Previous articleCalls to upgrade Clarina walkwayNext articleWATCH: Billy Holland on that missing link, Munster support and the Ospreys Editor WhatsApp Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Advertisement Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Linkedin Printlast_img read more

Jamestown Looking To Manage Urban Deer Population With Archery Hunting

first_imgImage by Rory Pollaro/WNYNewsNow.JAMESTOWN – Urban deer have become quite the nuisance for those living in Jamestown, and now, city leaders are considering implementing an archery hunting program to manage the growing population.Jamestown’s City Council is expected to hash-out the idea of authorizing a deer management system, where archery hunters could help reduce the animal’s urban population.Specifically, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation would authorize licensed volunteer hunters a special permit to hunt deer and coyotes.The program would run from November 1 to December 22 with hunting limited to bow and arrow with shots taken 20 yards or less from buildings. Hunting would take at Jones Memorial Park, Bergman Park, Chadakoin Park and Allen Park; with signs posted to warn the public of the activity.Hunters would take deer to designated processing sites and any processed meat not reserved by the hunter would be donated to a local food pantry.The council is scheduled to discuss the program during Monday’s 7:30 p.m. work session. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window),The ONLY problem in this world, …is Man.,The city arborist already has his friends picked out to get the special hunt!!!!,Of course he does, what did you expect?,Worth the try!,I would be interested in being considered for this program. Granted it is now 11/16, but there are still several days remaining, and I still have my doe tags, if that matters. Is there a procedure for applying, and if so, what is it?,HI Jake, I have been asking for a long time about being able to harvest some of the city deer herd but have been turned down every time. I am sure some city officials have all their buddies setup already. But you never know I would like to be on the list also.,What? Did they decide to toss coyotes into the mix as an afterthought?Can’t seem to make up their minds whether to let coyotes be the predators they were designed to be, and help to limit deer numbers. Oh, right…they’re “sustainable”! And coyotes don’t pay hunting tag fees.Nonsense.If this should occur, there should be NO BAITING.last_img read more

Focus falls on Rooney and the ref

first_img John O’Shea was clearly the man who pulled back Radamel Falcao in the penalty box, but amid suggestions the referee had sent off Brown in a case of mistaken identity, an explanation from the body responsible for officiating standards in English football indicated that was not the case. It emerged through Professional Game Match Officials Limited that East thought Brown, in close attention, had committed the critical foul as Falcao set himself to shoot. The decision – later questioned by a baffled Sunderland manager Gus Poyet – came on the day football’s lawmakers delayed live trials of video technology at matches for at least 12 months. The home fans at Old Trafford grew increasingly agitated after watching the latest sub-par performance from their star-studded team in the first half, but Rooney placated them with his controversial 66th-minute spot-kick. And the United talisman rounded off the win with six minutes to go after he nodded in from close range. United boss Louis van Gaal will not care too much about the fact that referee East seemed to get the wrong man. He will probably be more concerned about watching replays of the first half. United were woefully poor at times. Their passing was poor and their attempts to turn defence into attack were way too slow. Angel di Maria took the blame for the poor opening 45 minutes. The British record signing was substituted at half-time following a wasteful showing. Still, Van Gaal will point to the fact that his team returned to winning ways – and they are back up to third in the Barclays Premier League. Van Gaal made a point of criticising his strikers at his pre-match press conference on Friday, but they were not the ones who were at fault in the first half against the Black Cats. Rooney and Falcao were starved of success thanks to a poor showing from a midfield containing £110million worth of talent. Rooney did have an early chance after giving his marker the slip, but he could only nod wide. Other than that, the United captain was starved of service. It was Sunderland – the team who had won just one league game in nine prior to this weekend – who looked the most threatening team early on. Connor Wickham was allowed to drift in from the left flank and glide unopposed for 20 yards before driving a low shot towards goal. Not for the first time this season, David de Gea rescued United. He tipped Wickham’s shot around the post and was on hand to save from Jermain Defoe moments later. Di Maria admitted this week that his performances had not been up to scratch and that was certainly the case on Saturday. The Argentinian looked anything but a £59.7million player. His only success was when he swung a cross to the back post which was cleared to Ashley Young, who wastefully volleyed over. Di Maria and Ander Herrera were being easily out-muscled by the Sunderland midfield and the United fans were not happy. Jonny Evans was booed when he played the ball back to De Gea when and the fans yelled “Attack! Attack! Attack!”. For a brief moment, the players heeded their calls. Young chested down a Di Maria cross and blasted a low shot at goal which was turned onto the bar by O’Shea. Costel Pantilimon then tipped Rooney’s free-kick over the bar and Sebastian Larsson cleared off the line from Marcos Rojo. In the final move of the half, Di Maria sprinted down the left on the counter, but his ball to Falcao was sloppy – way too sloppy for a man who arrived at Old Trafford with a £59.7million price tag. It came as no surprise when Di Maria was hooked at half-time, replaced by Adnan Januzaj. Januzaj’s pace offered United more incision, but otherwise it was a similar story for the hosts, whose performance was laboured and unproductive. The little Belgian did well to strike a fierce volley on the hour, but the shot whistled just wide. Then came the moment where the match turned in United’s favour. Falcao found space in the area, but just as he was about to shoot, O’Shea pulled his shirt back and Brown intercepted the ball. East pointed to the spot and sent Brown off, much to the shock of O’Shea. The Irishman told the referee he had pulled Falcao back and not Brown, but East stood by his decision and after a few minutes’ protest, the former United right-back walked. Once all the confusion had died down, Rooney blasted the ball past Pantilimon to put United ahead. The United fans seemed to object to Van Gaal’s second substitution by booing as Falcao was replaced by Marouane Fellaini. But they were happy again when Rooney wrapped up the win by nodding in from close range after Pantilimon had spilled Januzaj’s shot. But while it was a good day for the United captain, referee Roger East had a Saturday afternoon to forget. East faced post-match criticism for his decision to dismiss Sunderland’s Wes Brown after awarding the spot-kick from which Rooney broke the deadlock. Wayne Rooney scored his first league goals in over two months to give Manchester United a 2-0 victory over 10-man Sunderland. Press Associationlast_img read more