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Communications Minister denies delay in National Broadband Plan

first_img Pinterest Communications Minister denies delay in National Broadband Plan NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Google+ Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson The Communications Minister has denied that the National Broadband Plan has been delayed, again.Denis Naughten says the Government will still deliver on its promise to give everyone in the State access to high-quality, reliable broadband by 2020.This week Comreg will open the bidding for the contract to put the network in place – which would double the current capacity for mobile and wireless broadband services.Denis Naughten says everything is on track:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/broadband9am.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp Google+ Twitter Facebook Twitter Pinterestcenter_img Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny WhatsApp Previous articleNorth West Consultant says overcrowding issue has been ignored for a decadeNext articleGAA Programme – Donegal Senior Final Special admin News, Sport and Obituaries on Wednesday May 26th 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today Homepage BannerNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By admin – October 13, 2016 Facebook Nine Til Noon Show – Listen back to Wednesday’s Programmelast_img read more

Schmidt hoping for positive start to SA test series

first_imgThey face Allister Coetzee’s Springboks in Cape Town at 4pm Irish time.There are only four changes from the side which signed off the Six Nations with a 35-25 win over Scotland.Paddy Jackson replaces injured out-half Jonathan Sexton for only his second Test start in two-and-a-half years. Luke Marshall picked at No 12 while fit-again Iain Henderson replaces Nenagh man Donnacha Ryan and Jordi Murphy comes in at openside flanker for Cahir’s Tommy O’DonnellIreland are bidding to land a first victory over the Springboks on South African soil.Head coach Joe Schmidt is hoping for a positive start.Meanwhile, The Ireland Under-20 team face New Zealand in their second match of the World Championship this afternoon.They’ll battle it out in Manchester at 1.30pm.Nigel Carolan’s side – which today includes Clonmel’s Bill Johnston – beat Grand Slam champions Wales 26-25 in their opening game.last_img read more

Man’s life saved in dramatic cliff rescue at Hell’s Hole

first_imgThe heroic efforts of the Greencastle Coast Guard are being praised today after they saved the life of a climber at Malin Head.A long rescue mission took place last night to save a rock climber at Hell’s Hole. The male climber became trapped 150ft down a dangerous cliff edge. With difficult and dark conditions, an extensive operation was required to bring him to safety. The alarm was raised at around 10.30pm on Tuesday night when a member of the public made an emergency call to report that a climber in their group was in difficulty.The Greencastle Coast Guard was called to the incident by Malin Head HQ, as one of the team members is a specialist in cliff rescue.“It sounds like a straightforward rescue but it was tricky. The climber was a long way down, about 45 metres,” said a spokesperson with Malin Head Coast Guard. The casualty was trapped in the dangerous position for around four hours, in darkness, and on an unpredictable rock face of loose rocks.Image: Malin Head Coast GuardThe Greencastle Coast Guard team successfully brought the man to safety by approximately 1am. An ambulance was called to bring him to Letterkenny University Hospital for treatment. “It was a long operation but a great job done by the Greencastle Coast Guard,” said the Malin Head Coast Guard spokesperson.Man’s life saved in dramatic cliff rescue at Hell’s Hole was last modified: June 1st, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Veggie Tales of Human Evolution

first_imgEvolutionists may not know who our human ancestors were, but they know they were vegans.  That seems to be the essence of a couple of new twists on the human evolution saga.Pear-shaped tones:  Paranthropus has been called the “Nutcracker Man” because of robust teeth assumed strong enough to munch on nuts and seeds.  Enter the Sugar-Plum Fairy into this Nutcracker Suite.  Science Daily reported it more likely that this “ancient hominin” (roughly a homonym for hominid) ate fruit.  Researchers at University of Arkansas examined microscopic scratches on the teeth and deduced that Paranthropus wasn’t eating nuts, even if he had the jaws and skull for them.  Instead, it appeared he had been dining on a kind of tutti-fruity jell-o.  The article is accompanied by an artist’s conception of the furry father figure sucking on a big juicy fruit.    Gorillas, for instance, have the equipment for chewing tough leaves, but will take fruit every time if given the choice.  “The morphology suggests what P. boisei could eat, but not necessarily what it did eat,” said the lead researcher.  He explained why this change in thinking is more than a fad diet:“These findings totally run counter to what people have been saying for the last half a century,” said Peter Ungar, professor of anthropology in the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences.  “We have to sit back and re-evaluate what we once thought.”….   This finding represents a fundamental shift in the way researchers look at the diets of these hominins.    “This challenges the fundamental assumptions of why such specializations occur in nature,”Ungar said.  “It shows that animals can develop an extreme degree of specialization without the specialized object becoming a preferred resource.”This is indeed worrisome.  What will scientists in 2058 be overthrowing that today’s scientists will claim for the next 50 years?  Even then, who should re-evaluate the re-evaluators?Cave Cookout:  What’s more iconic than brutish cavemen and cave-women barbecuing mammoth meat over a campfire?  Better add the salad bar.  National Geographic News now says that Neanderthals ate vegetables.  The truth is in the tooth, they say.  “It seems logical to me that they took advantage of any food sources they had available in their environments, which would vary from place to place and from time to time.”  An Iraqi Neanderthal apparently liked plant food, according to its discoverers.  The claim needs a disclaimer:Henry cautions that Shanidar III is only one fossil and does not provide enough evidence to make conclusive statements about the entirety of the Neandertal diet.    “The finding suggests that characterizing Neanderthals as obligate meat-eaters may be wrong, but there is still a lot more work to be done on this issue,” Henry said.In spite of the disclaimers, the researchers claimed that by employing various methods they could get “a much more realistic picture of paleodiets.”What the Public Is ToldFundamental assumptions may continue to be overthrown, but the parade of human evolution displayed for the public marches on.  A press release described a new exhibit on human evolution by the University of Pennsylvania that offers “thought-provoking and insightful” experiences at viewing humans in the broad context of mammals.  Janet Monge and Alan Mann wrote of Darwin’s theory,This powerful theory, which appears in the news virtually every week because of the controversy surrounding it, has vast implications that affect every aspect of our lives.  As the explanatory tool of all the related fields in the biological sciences, nothing makes sense except in the light of evolutionary process.  Our new exhibit makes this point during Penn’s Year of Evolution, which celebrates Charles Darwin’s 200th birthday.If a controversy surrounds a theory 149 years old, there must be at least a few smart people who have reasons to doubt it.  One might think those controversial issues deserve be aired and addressed.  What are those controversies?  The article didn’t say.  It simply consigned all doubters to an emotional, full-immersion, multi-media re-education camp:The genesis of the idea came from Alan Mann’s realization that students seemed to understand the broad impact of evolutionary process if they could witness it for themselves in their own bodies and minds.  In order to evoke this response in the context of the exhibit, we challenge visitors to try to understand and define what it means to be human—to revel in the experience of humanness.  We ask them to witness the evolutionary process and to contextualize the human experience.  This part of the exhibit is peppered with over 200 touchable casts of both modern and extinct mammals and primates, including many of our human ancestors, our chimp relatives, and even comparisons to horses and whales.    Visitors are now ready to see evolutionary history in their own bodies.A skeptic not yet immersed in the revelry might ask whether casts of extinct and living animals necessarily demonstrate an ancestral relationship.  In addition, calling certain casts human ancestors and chimp relatives seems to beg the question that Darwin’s theory is the only or best explanation for the observations.  The parade continues without a misstep.    What evidence does the museum show forth during the controlled experience to support the broad view that humans emerged from other mammals by an undirected process of mutation and natural selection?  Some listed were: “bad backs, difficult childbirths, teeth that do not fit in our jaws, as well as many other maladies that are best understood from an evolutionary perspective.”    In other words, the authors appealed to dysteleology (bad design) – a theological issue – the assumption being that no God would design such maladies.  But if evolution is so good at adapting animals to their environments, as in whales and horses, the same charge could be leveled at the evolutionary process.  Why would not every stage of every missing link be perfectly adapted to its niche for its time?  Why would bad backs and insufficiently-sized birth canals persist for 100,000 years?  The authors did not ask such questions.  They did, however, make it clear that the “understanding of evolution” requires purposelessness: “it is not progress and it is not predictable.”    A corollary of the undirected nature of evolution is that it is not progressive and it is not complete.  This brings us back to the diet question: ““What implications do changing patterns in diet have on human health and disease?  How will human-based environmental change influence human biology and culture in the future?”  Evolution is not just about the past.  It’s what was, what is, and what will be.    The goals of this exhibit are much more expansive than the hall in which it is housed.  If the exhibit succeeds, our visitors will leave knowing that humans are part of the natural world—one species among the many mammals and primates all descended from a common ancestor—and that we are the product of the process of evolution, which has made us functional through a series of compromises, but not perfect, as can be seen in certain human ailments that may be the consequence of our evolution.  Our visitors will appreciate the many ways in which our evolutionary past defines our bodies, our minds, our culture, and our destiny.  They will understand that human societies and cultures have developed in different ways in response to specific environments around the world, but also in similar ways in response to the same basic human needs.  They will have seen that scientists are constantly searching for, finding, and interpreting evidence of the evolutionary process, and they will begin to imagine the impact of future medical and biological developments on human evolution as they join us in exploring our shared history and potential future as human animals.A major theme of the museum, stated and restated, emphasizes evolution’s practical relevance: “The evolutionary process and its outcomes have a profound impact on every aspect of our daily lives.”  The Answers in Genesis Creation Museum might agree, but with completely different assumptions, definitions, aims and conclusions.The block quote above won Stupid Evolution Quote of the Week because it begs numerous questions and is self-refuting.  Experienced readers will know why.  Just look at all the values words: aims, succeeds, knowing, compromises, perfect, appreciate, searching for, finding, interpreting evidence as if an evolved monkey brain even has access to reality, let alone any hope of knowing anything.  The aims of this exhibit exceed the capabilities of an evolved cerebrum.  Why have aims, anyway, if evolution is aimless?    Notice that the first two stories indicated major revolutions in the storytelling plot.  Mixed in with those were doubts about the ability of science in 2008 to say anything definitive about past behaviors.  As for the ailments our cave ancestors supposedly passed on to us, these have all been answered with creationary responses (e.g., Creation Magazine and Technical Journal) – as if that were even necessary.  It would be gratuitous to respond to any self-refuting proposition.    We hope the bottom line message of Year of Evolution was not lost on pastors, churchgoers, students, parents and thinking citizens.  They told you themselves that this controversial issue of human origins is not just about science, fossils and bad backs.  It has “a profound impact on every aspect of our daily lives.”  If our “potential future as human animals” is anything like that being explored today (see next entry), with no moral compass, no values and no direction, be afraid – be very afraid. (Visited 16 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

The Lackey Geocoin: An Unexpected 26,000-mile, 5-Year Journey

first_imgBy Holly Walker, Geocaching HQ Guest Experience CoordinatorThere’s the “you” when you begin a journey, then if by magic, there’s a completely different “you” when you finish a journey. As geocachers, we’ve all experienced this phenomenon. You learn and you grow and you change, even if ever so slightly, into a new person. And so it’s the same as we vicariously travel through Geocaching game pieces known as Travel Bugs®. We’re able to track an object as it moves around the world to new places. And sometimes when we see that Travel Bug, years later, the whole world we know has changed. This is one of those stories.On February 7, 2010, Arkfiremedic placed a 2009 Groundspeak Lackey Geocoin in a Travel Bug hotel in Arkansas. The mission? “Try to make it back to Groundspeak Headquarters [in Seattle, WA] from Arkansas.” Lackey Geocoins are limited edition items annually released by Geocaching Headquarters. Commemorating its employees, or Lackeys as they we occasionally (and lovingly) referred to by the community, these Geocoins feature each Lackey’s unique pixel icon, an artistic characterization of each person and a rite of passage when hired. (You can see that latest Geocaching HQ Logbook Geocoin or Lackey Geocoin here.)What could have been a simple 2,000 mile trip from Arkansas to Geocaching HQ across the country became, in the end, much more. This 2009 Geocoin, featuring just under 30 Geocaching Lackeys, spent nearly five years traveling to eleven different US states, visiting three countries across three continents, and logging over 26,000 miles all in an effort to visit us. To the delight of the coin’s owner, this lackey geocoin reached its final destination a couple weeks ago. On January 5, 2015, the coin finally arrived at Geocaching Headquarters and met a staff of over 80 lackeys! My how things have changed here at headquarters in the last 5 years!Shortly after arriving, the Geocoin was discovered and photographed by the Lackeys and quickly retrieved that afternoon by a kind geocacher visiting HQ. Wondering where the coin is headed next? “The coin would love to come back to sunny Arkansas to retire the rest of its days in its owner’s collections.” And off it went back into the world…This is just one of the many awesome trackable stories we encounter each day at our office. You’re invited to join. Schedule a hosted visit with us the next time you find yourself in Seattle. Discover all the interesting trackables our geocache contains and pick up your own Lackey Geocoin. Or activate a trackable from home and send it our way to travel the world for you. Who knows what kinds of adventures it may have.“It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.” – Ernest HemingwayHolly in the Geocaching HQ lobby SharePrint RelatedThe Center of the Trackable UniverseSeptember 15, 2011In “Community”Geocaching Headquarters (GCK25B): Been There, Logged That.July 9, 2014In “Community”Visit Geocaching HQOctober 28, 2019In “Community” Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

Surprising start to season: Madrid struggles, Barcelona thrives

first_imgIt was supposed to be the other way around considering how both teams entered the season: Barcelona was in turmoil, Madrid was thriving.Madrid, the defending European and Spanish champion, was considered the early favorite after keeping its top players from a season ago and routing Barcelona 5-1 on aggregate in the Spanish Super Cup. It had also defeated Manchester United 2-1 in the European Super Cup.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBarcelona was reeling after the surprise departure of Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain and the failure to sign many top players during the offseason. It also had to deal with the absence of Luis Suarez because of an injury.It all pointed to early success for Madrid and disappointment for Barcelona. Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president LATEST STORIES Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight But three games into the season, Barcelona has a perfect record and Madrid has only one victory.The Catalan club is the league leader with nine points from three victories, along with Real Sociedad, while Madrid is in seventh place with five points from a win and two consecutive draws, both at home.“It’s early in the season and the difference in points is not significant, but it’s better to be in front than to be behind,” Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde said after the team’s 5-0 rout of Espanyol at Camp Nou Stadium on Saturday. “You never know what may happen later on. It doesn’t mean much now, but it’s good to be ahead. We will keep focused on winning and adding points.”Zinedine Zidane’s Madrid could not manage more than a 1-1 draw against minnow Levante at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium on Saturday.“I’m not worried, games like this one are normal in a season,” Zidane said. “There will be ups and downs, but the good thing is that we have plenty of time to fix things.”ADVERTISEMENT FC Barcelona’s Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between FC Barcelona and Espanyol at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)MADRID — No one saw this one coming.Real Madrid is the team struggling early in the Spanish league. Barcelona is just cruising along in the lead.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Read Next Madrid had opened with a convincing 3-0 win at Deportivo La Coruna but then was held to a 2-2 draw by Valencia at the Bernabeu. Next weekend it will face a difficult test when it travels to play co-leader Real Sociedad at Anoeta Stadium. Before that, it makes its Champions League debut against Apoel.Barcelona, which opened with 2-0 victories against Real Betis and at Alaves, hosts Juventus in the Champions League before playing at Getafe in the league on Saturday. Getafe has four points and is yet to win at home.To make things worse for Madrid, it will have to face Real Sociedad without Karim Benzema because of a muscle injury sustained against Levante, and without veteran left back Marcelo because of red card picked up late in the game.Cristiano Ronaldo, still suspended after pushing a referee in the Spanish Super Cup final, also won’t play on Sunday.Barcelona is back at full strength after Saturday’s return of Suarez, who missed the first two league games with an injury.Lionel Messi thrived as the team’s lone star, scoring five goals in the first three league matches, including a hat trick in the Catalan derby against Espanyol.Barcelona’s good start has put fans back at ease after the team started the season in bit of a crisis following the Spanish Super Cup loss to Madrid and the transfer-window debacle in which it failed to sign any top players other than Ousmane Dembele from Borussia Dortmund.“The most important thing is that the team has been playing well and the players are committed,” Valverde said. “We are being able to play well and please the fans who have been coming to watch us.” WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Timberland Heights to host first Spartan Sprint Philippines LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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Costa delighted by ‘b*stard’ Griezmann’s extension

first_imgTransfers Costa delighted by ‘b*stard’ Griezmann’s Atletico extension Goal 14:11 6/20/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Diego Costa Antoine Griezmann Atletico Madrid 2018 OSCAR DEL POZO Transfers Antoine Griezmann Atlético Madrid Primera División While he joked about his team-mate’s new wages, the Spain star said he always knew the forward would remain at the Wanda Metropolitano Atletico Madrid forward Diego Costa has joked about the amount of money team-mate Antoine Griezmann will have earned in his latest contract extension.Less than a week after “La Decision” Griezmann officially ended speculation on a move to Barcelona, putting pen to paper on a new deal with Atletico Madrid, with France team-mates Lucas Hernandez and Thomas Lemar also inking new deals with the club.  Costa said he always knew his strike partner would remain at the Wanda Metropolitano, and is delighted to have the club’s star on board once again.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Arsenal would be selling their soul with Mourinho move “I haven’t seen the documentary, but I knew what was the end. When it takes so long to make a decision it’s because he was going to stay,” he told Onda Cero .”I knew that he identified very much with the fans, with the people, with us. I was delighted,” he continued before aiming a jibe at his French friend. “The b*stard will have received good money.”Costa made a return to the La Liga  side last September, signing a deal until 2021, but wasn’t able to return to the pitch until the winter window opened in January, scoring on his return in a Copa del Rey clash.Atletico went on to went on to finish second in the league and win the Europa League last season.  The forward is also off to a fine start in the World Cup, having netted twice in a sensational 3-3 draw with Portugal to open Spain’s campaign. Despite the run of success and the money his club has been throwing around, the 29-year-old is not looking to ask for a new deal from the club.“This project is incredible, I’m very happy and convinced we’ll accomplish great things together” @AntoGriezmann said after signing his renovation. #Griezmann2023 https://t.co/OdSjyd4D6B pic.twitter.com/ncAwJjCKur — Atlético de Madrid (@atletienglish) June 19, 2018 “If he is going to charge whatever, I don’t have to be envious,” Costa said. “I have what I have and it’s not necessary to knock on the door.”What I have to do is score goals, enjoy.”Spain continue their World Cup run on Wednesday against early Group B leaders Iran, while Griezmann and France return to action Thursday.last_img read more

Investment in Technology Will Ensure Parity – Robinson

first_imgState Minister in the Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Hon. Julian Robinson, says the Government is investing heavily in technology, so that young Jamaicans can be on par with persons in other countries.Speaking at the e-Learning network installation and handing over at the Steer Town Academy, in St. Ann, on July 5, the State Minister noted that investment in technology for schools is in the billions of dollars.“We have not just provided computer labs, we have trained teachers. We have provided content and we have ensured that schools have access to the technology and to high speed Internet,” he added.Mr. Robinson said the Government is spending on technology to ensure that “we bridge what is called the ‘digital divide’.”“We want to ensure that every student, regardless of your socio-economic status, if you can’t afford to have a computer at home, you can access it at school or you can access it at the Community Access Points (CAPs), in the post office, or in the library. That is important, because we want students and youngsters to have access to all the educational tools,” the State Minister said.He emphasized that equipping schools with computers is empowering students to have wider access to knowledge, other than that which is garnered in the classrooms, and pointed out that children and others can do their own research from the Internet for crucial information and education.Mr. Robinson said books are very expensive, with the Education Ministry spending some $1 billion on text books every year, and parents have to purchase them also.“We want to ensure that the technology can be used to substitute for some of those books, because the same knowledge that is in the text books can be found online, so when we provide computer tablets, we don’t want you to e-mail your friends and family, we want you to use the tool as a way of improving your education,” he urged the students.Since 2006, the e-Learning Project has provided a range of educational resources to assist in the preparation of students in 11 Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) subjects. The project has also trained over 11,000 teachers to maintain the networks.By Garfield Angus, JIS Regional Office (Montego Bay)last_img read more

The NCAA Tournaments Most Where The Hell Is That College Colleges Ranked

Villanova UniversityPenn.77– Xavier UniversityOhio64– Vanderbilt UniversityTenn.89– College of the Holy CrossMass.60– St. Joseph’s UniversityPenn.47– Butler UniversityInd.78– Austin Peay State UniversityTenn.36– Gonzaga UniversityWash.80– Iona CollegeN.Y.66– Temple UniversityPenn.85– Stony Brook UniversityN.Y.78– Purdue UniversityInd.89%– Southern UniversityLa.44– Survey of 3,749 respondents from March 15 to 17 There are nine schools with less than 90 percent but more than 75 percent recognition. With these, a lot of the fun lies in seeing people’s wrong answers. Did you know 10 percent of the people surveyed think Yale is in Massachusetts and 7.5 percent think Purdue is in Illinois? You do now, and please do what you can to alert people from those schools of this fact as often as possible. Also, dang, people do not know where Yale is: More people in this sample knew where Temple and Baylor were than that Yale is in Connecticut.There’s a big drop to the next batch, which is the schools where people answered correctly two-thirds to just more than half of the time. Iona, Xavier, College of the Holy Cross and Fairleigh Dickinson threw people for a loop, but all managed to obtain majorities. It’s these enigmatic Jesuits, I’m telling you.But without further ado, let’s break down the Final Five. A majority of respondents couldn’t place Hampton, St. Joseph’s, Southern and Weber State universities. Philly-based St. Joe’s was matched up with three other heavily Catholic Northeastern states; Southern, in Louisiana, was matched up with other states in the Deep South; and Utah’s Weber State — already a hell of a deep cut when it comes to nomenclature — was, according to 29 percent of respondents, in Montana.The last of this group is Austin Peay State University, a 16-seed doomed to fall to Kansas in the first round. Austin, while it is indeed a city in Texas, is also a first name on occasion, which is how the Tennessee institution obtained its name. Not only did a majority of respondents not know that Austin Peay is in Tennessee, but also a plurality of them thought it was in Texas. It was the only time in the set that more people picked one incorrect state over the school’s home state.But seriously, call a Yalie and tell them that one in 10 people think they’re in Massachusetts. They’ll flip. University of MiamiFla.89– Weber State UniversityUtah39– Hampton UniversityVa.50– Fairleigh Dickinson UniversityN.J.50– Where is that school, anyway? Many schools obtained a bid to the NCAA Division I men’s basketball tournament, but the vast majority of schools did not. I went to one of the latter. In keeping with the tradition of trolling the small schools that did in fact make it in, it’s time to play the game of Where The Hell Is [Obscure College]? — but with a FiveThirtyEight twist: data on precisely how obscure each school is.On Tuesday, I set up a Google Form that we pushed out on our social channels asking people which of four states they thought each college was in.1The states were always the same, but the order was randomized for both questions and answers. (As a result, this isn’t a scientific sample.) For many schools, such as the University of Kentucky, this didn’t prove very difficult. For others, including a few that are named after their location, it was substantially harder. And for three schools — Florida Gulf Coast University, Stephen F. Austin and Seton Hall — not even our Google Form could locate them. (A bug discovered in editing prevented the questions for those schools from displaying. Sorry, Lumberjacks.)Broadly, the results broke down into five categories. In the first group, 38 of the 65 schools, more than 99 percent of people got it right. Given that when I pulled the data we had 3,749 respondents, this allows for at most 37 trolls from Ohio who pretend that they do not in fact know where the University of Michigan is.The next group comprises the nine schools for which 90 percent to 99 percent of people knew the location. This is essentially two situations: schools named after cities, such as the universities of Tulsa, Dayton and Cincinnati (most but not all people know where Tulsa, Dayton and Cincinnati are) and schools with unusual names that have crazy high familiarity, such as Baylor and Notre Dame.This brings us to the next three groups, the ones worth talking about. COLLEGESTATEPERCENT WHO LOCATED SCHOOL IN THE CORRECT STATE Yale UniversityConn.84– read more

Columbus police officer doubles as Clippers bullpen catcher

Jason Kulp, an officer for Columbus Division of Police, has added a new uniform to his wardrobe for the summer. Kulp has been named the Columbus Clippers’ bullpen catcher and will be in right field this season. With the position comes the opportunity to catch for the pitchers of the Cleveland Indians’ minor league affiliate and have one of the best seats in the house for all of the home games. His main responsibilities include warming pitchers up in the bullpen and catching for pitchers on their off days. Kulp, who grew up in Columbus, played baseball for four years and majored in criminal justice at Tiffin University before graduating in 2010. He then chose to return to Columbus to join the police department. Kulp’s favorite part of his new job for the Clippers is being able to call himself part of the team. “Just being out here and seeing these guys play. I mean, I’ve been playing for so long … it’s just good to be back out on the dirt,” he said. But Kulp is no stranger to the Columbus Clippers. He can remember going to Clippers games when the team played at Cooper Stadium before switching to the Huntington Park in 2009. The opportunity to become the bullpen catcher was presented by fellow officer and teammate on the Columbus Police Department’s baseball team, Scott Polgar. Kulp jumped at the opportunity and within a day had tried out and gotten the job. Having two jobs could be overwhelming, but Kulp seems unfazed by the busy summer ahead of him. He described it as a “pre-work activity” and admitted it will time-consuming, but was sure it would be well worth it. George Robinson, director of clubhouse operations for the Clippers, said Kulp is adjusting well to the new job. “He’s fitting in very well. He’s a very polite young man, pretty cordial and that’s the kind of people we need. And he wants to be here,” Robinson said. Columbus Clippers pitcher Scott Barnes threw to Kulp and was happy with what he saw. “Sometimes you can tell (from) throwing a few pitches to them whether or not they’ve had some experience,” Barnes said. “He seemed like he handled himself well and I look forward to throwing to him this year.” read more