WhatsApp Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat TAGSLimerick City and Countynational transport associationNewsNTApoliticsTransport TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Print Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Twitter Linkedin Email Cllr Dan McSweeney, Fine Gael. Photo: Cian ReinhardtMUNGRET, Ballybrown and Clarina and could soon be benefitting from an improved public bus service.This follows a motion from Fine Gael councillor Dan McSweeney at a recent meeting of the Limerick City and County Council’s Travel and Transportation Strategic Policy Committee where he asked the council to engage with the National Transport Authority (NTA) to secure improved bus services for the area.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The City West representative was informed that the local authority is actively engaging with the NTA in the development of the Limerick Shannon Metropolitan Area Transport Strategy.“Baseline studies and projected growth for population centres in Ballybrown, Clarina and Patrickswell will form the basis for consultation between Bus Éireann and NTA for appropriate bus services to meet the demand,” a Council spokesperson explained.Cllr McSweeney told the committee that there are currently four services connecting Clarina to Limerick City Monday to Friday from 8am to 5.15pm. The service is reduced to two times a day on Saturdays and one on Sundays.“Upon your return from Limerick City you have four bus services commencing at 1.35pm with last service at 5.40pm and similarly these services reduce to two on a Saturday and one on a Sunday.“One of the major issues surrounding the return bus route is timing. Many students travelling to secondary schools, completing after school study and those working in Limerick City centre are unable to use public transport due to there being no later bus service,” Cllr McSweeney explained.He also pointed out that Mungret has been promised an extended bus service for a number of years and is still waiting for it.“Mungret has grown significantly over the last number of years with additional housing and new schools and these public transport plans have still not materialised. The improvement of the Clarina bus service will be able to work hand in hand with the provision of improved bus services for Mungret,” he concluded. Previous articleLimerick woman to lead hotel industry through challenging timesNext articleStorm Jorge brings Orange Weather Warning this weekend Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie NewsPoliticsTransportHopes for improved Mungret bus serviceBy Alan Jacques – February 27, 2020 579 Limerick on Covid watch list Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon? Facebook Advertisement
More traditional sports stakeholders, more mainstream news outlets, and even more higher education institutions, everyone wants a slice of esports in 2018. sdrKajaani University of Applied Sciences (KAMK) has announced that come autumn of this year, it will offer a bachelor’s degree in esports business. This is the first such specialised esports business degree worldwide. Would be students can find out more and apply here, though they should note that the joint application process is open now and ends on 24th January. Janus Pitkänen, Head of the Esports Business degree at Kajaani University of Applied Sciences, said of the decision: “The aim of the new degree is to produce eSports professionals and to generate new business in this area. eSports is a rapidly growing market environment and with this degree we hope to meet the increasing demand for experts in this field.“The degree is taught completely in English and it is intended that about half of our students will come from abroad. We are not training players but electronic sports business experts.”The focus of the Esports Business degree will be ‘international business studies that are facilitated from an esports perspective’. The press release also notes that those who graduate with a degree in Esports Business, will be able to specialise in event management, game development or coaching, as per their own interests. KAMK is already a part of the country’s thriving esports and gaming sector. Game developers such as Critical Force, the company behind the mobile FPS title Critical Ops, are based in Kajaani, whilst Supercell, the dev behind Clash of Clans and Clash Royale, is based in Helsinki. Supercell was bought out by Tencent in 2016 but the headquarters remain in Finland. You can read more about Finland’s gaming and esports sector here. Kajaani University’s latest move with its commitment to its new Esports Business degree should help ensure that industry talent comes to and stays in Finland, and that the country continues to be something of a global leader in game development. Esports Insider says: Finland has a well established game development community, with the likes of Critical Force and Supercell based in Kajaani and Helsinki respectively. KAMK’s commitment to esports and this new business degree offering, especially with it being fully taught in English, should help to ensure that a new pool of talent is fostered in the Finnish town.