‘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

Runner hides in tree overnight to escape charging bear

first_imgA college runner recently had a campout to remember after spending the night up a tree because she was chased by a bear. Runner’s World reports that Rachel Smith, 19, set out on a seven-mile run on the Big Otter Trail in the HaDaRonDah Wilderness Area of the Adirondacks. Before leaving home, she told her mom she’d be back in 90 minutes or less—but Smith didn’t return that night. Jordan Metzl, M.D., a sports medicine physician at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City, told Runner’s World that in one instance, a strong athlete and CrossFit enthusiast in her early 30s contracted COVID-19. Feeling tired and sluggish she went for a run to feel better and died of a heart attack. “She was young and healthy and had no pre-existing cardiac history,” he said. “It’s very important to be conservative with COVID-19.”  Runner hides in tree overnight to escape charging bear Fall colors may be subdued in the mountains this year While the general rule of thumb maintains that exercising through minor illness is safe and can even benefit the body, new evidence suggests that exercising while infected with COVID-19 may have serious consequences. A study published in JAMA Cardiology found that out of 100 adults that had recovered from COVID-19 after being asymptomatic or experiencing moderate symptoms, 78 of them had structural changes to their heart 3 months after recovery.  Hoping to take some hikes beneath a colorful canopy this fall? Experts say that the typical vibrantly hued leaves my be muted this year thanks to all the rain and warm weather the region has experienced. Western Carolina University biology professor Beverly Collins told ABC 13 News that the warm and wet weather delays photosynthesis and can especially impact the red color in leaves. Overall, Collins predicts that the colors this year may be more “subdued.” center_img Regardless of how the weather impacts the color of the leaves, the same rules for leaf-peeping still apply. To catch the first changing colors of fall, head to the higher elevations where the color shows first. Photo courtesy of Getty Images by mirceax While on her run, Smith encountered a mama bear and her two cubs. Trapped on the trail between the cubs and their mother, Smith took off through the woods. The bear pursued her, and Smith eventually found a small tree she could climb to escape the bear. The terrified runner spent the night there, squatting or standing on one leg the tree was too small to sit in, as the bear circled below her. In the morning, Smith was able to leave her perch in the tree and make the long run home.  Evidence shows exercising while sick with COVID-19 can make symptoms worselast_img read more

Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju felicitates medal winning women boxers

first_img First Published: 19th October, 2019 19:05 IST They are the champions🥊🥊🥊🥊 https://t.co/Qo6rZjVwvS pic.twitter.com/JlhzExqFdf— Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) October 19, 2019 Misha Bhatt 10 months ago Kiren Rijiju assures Nikhat Zareen that BFI will take a fair decision SUBSCRIBE TO US COMMENT WATCH US LIVE In the recently concluded World Championship, India won a total of four medals – one silver and three bronze – at the championships. The championship also witnessed India’s best performance so far. Boxer Manju Rani was awarded a cash prize of Rs 14 lakhs. She won a Silver medal at the event. All the bronze medalists including, MC Mary Kom, Lovlina Borgohain, and Jamuna Boro – were awarded Rs 8 lakh each.Post winning a Bronze medal at the Championship, Mary Kom’s medal tally reached a total of 8 World Championship medals. This also made the legendary boxer the most successful in the World Championships where she has managed to win 8 medals out of her 9 appearances.READ | Kiren Rijiju chooses to stay away from Mary Kom-Nikhat Zareen spatMaking a successful debut at the Championships and making the whole nation proud, boxers Manju Rani (48 Kg) and Jamuna Boro (54 Kg) won a medal each. Borgohain won her second consecutive medal at the World Championships – a bronze in the 69 kg category.The Indian women boxers now have two chances to qualify for the Olympics through the Asia and Oceania Qualifier in Wuhan from February 3-14 and the World Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Paris from May 13-24.READ | “Its high-time the rules in boxing changed”: MC Mary Kom’Women Boxers have brought honour to the country- Kiren Rijiju “This token money prize that we are giving to the winners is encouragement from the government side but what is more important is that they have brought honour for the country and that they have not returned empty-handed. So whether it’s boxing, weightlifting or other events India is breaking grounds and we are achieving better than what we had,” he added. READ | Kiren Rijiju tweets plogging run of Kayakers and Canoeing playersREAD | Kiren Rijiju assures Nikhat Zareen that BFI will take a fair decision(With inputs from ANI) Last Updated: 19th October, 2019 19:05 IST Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju Felicitates Medal Winning Women Boxers Kiren Rijiju honoured women boxers who won medals for India at the recently concluded World Championships in Russia. This was India’s best performance so far. Expressing his delight and stating that the women boxers have brought honour to their country, Kiren Rijiju, in his official statement said, “Four medals have been a record for India. It has brought a kind of revolution for Indian boxing history as well as it has inspired other arenas (of sports) also. Which is really good.”center_img Written By LIVE TV 10 months ago Kiren Rijiju thanks Mohit Chauhan big ‘clean concert’ statement WE RECOMMEND 10 months ago Kiren Rijiju tweets plogging run of Kayakers and Canoeing players Union Sports minister Kiren Rijiju on Saturday felicitated Indian women boxers for their exceptionally skillful performance at the recently concluded Women’s World Boxing Championship. The Championship was organised in Ulan-Ude, Russia. 10 months ago Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju calls for a ‘sports culture’ in India FOLLOW US 11 months ago Kiren Rijiju hails NBA India Games, vows to develop sport in Indialast_img read more

AFCON 2013: South Africa 2-0 Angola

first_imgSouth Africa got their Africa Cup of Nations campaign on track with a much-improved performance to secure victory against Angola in Group A.Centre-back Siyabonga Sangweni volleyed in at the far post to score Bafana’s Bafana’s first goal of the tournament.The hosts, who drew with Cape Verde in their opener, dominated against Angola yet lacked a cutting edge.But they got a second goal when Lehlohonolo Majoro slotted past the keeper from a tight angle.last_img