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"History is full of examples where the inevitable frontrunner was inevitable right up until she was no longer or he was no longer inevitable."Martin O'Malley told reporters in Iowa on Friday that inevitability -- a term bandied about regarding Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton -- is not unbreakable.
"I've seen it before," the former governor of Maryland and possible presidential contender said. "History is full of examples where the inevitable frontrunner was inevitable right up until she was no longer or he was no longer inevitable."
Clinton was considered inevitable to win the nomination in 2008 but ended up losing to Barack Obama.
O'Malley had previously dropped the inevitability comment in a television interview last month.
The former governor, who capped off his two-day trip to the first-in-the-nation caucus state with a speech to the Polk County Democrats in Des Moines, said that although Clinton is an "eminently qualified candidate," the Democratic Party is full of "good leaders."
"History is full of examples where people who are not very well known nationally can be very well known once they are willing to make their case to the people of Iowa," O'Malley said.
In some polls, he has scored in the low single digits in the state.
In a March CNN/ORC poll of national Democrats, only 1% picked O'Malley. In a January poll by Bloomberg Politics and the Des Moines Register, O'Malley was also at 1% among Iowa Democrats.
Clinton, who leads most polls by upwards of 40 points, is planning to launch her presidential candidacy on Sunday through a video message on social media, a person close to her campaign-in-waiting told CNN on Friday.
While he wouldn't say much about Clinton, when asked about her candidacy, O'Malley said, "if leaders believe that they have the experience and the framework to move our country forward, they should run. And they should engage with voters and our country would be the better for it."
O'Malley, like other Democrats, appears to refrain from directly attacking Clinton. Although last month on ABC, he said that the presidency is "not some crown to be passed between two families," he has not focused on her.
He has, however, openly teased a presidential run.
"I know that, as Democrats, we expect -- and I have heard this all over the country -- the Democrats expect a robust conversation about the issues we face as a nation and the challenges we face," he said. "They believe that that conversation needs to take place in something as important as a presidential primary."
He concluded: "It would be an extreme poverty indeed if there was only one person willing to compete for our party's nomination for President."

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Martin O'Malley told reporters in Iowa on Friday that inevitability -- a term bandied about regarding Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton -- is not unbreakable.
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“The Larger Problem That Need To Be Addressed”

`The explosion that happen in the City of Baltimore was inevitable. (O'Malley former Mayor to Baltimore City)  O'malley had a major contribution to this exposure. 

Well, it’s about time this is the direct result of Kirk Smoke taking the funds away from the Recreation Center when he was Mayor of Baltimore City. I grew up in Cherry Hill, and we had five Recreation Centers there (163, Community Building, Multipurpose Building, 160, and 164). While Kirk Smoke was in office, he removed them all. He claimed; the city had a lack of funds, which was not the truth.

A former NFL Player (BEAN) fought hard to keep the ONE that he was in charge off (163). Thank God he was successful in his fight because I may be dead by now.
The point is; we need the Recreation Centers back open with little league football, basketball, baseball soccer, “WORKSHOP PROGRAMS” and “EDUCATION PROGRAM” put in place. These are some of the activities that kept me off the streets and push me to quarterback in High School.

Guns and Drugs found the streets of Baltimore I wonder how they got there. That’s right, the thugs bought them there right Stephanie Rawlings? Sure, we need to feel that a black person life is of high value. If you value Black lives, it will help prevent blacks killing blacks—Freddie Gray’s death has brought gangs and Black People together as a whole. We can feed on this and uplift our culture, getting rid of the enculturation that lives in our City. Everyone seems to believe that black lives do not matter. Those that do not value black lives are under a great misconception—if anything we matter more. Someone always have to die to see change, Jesus, Martin Luther King, President Kennedy, Malcolm X, Marcus Garvey now Freddie Gray. That’s right, make the comparison, a sacrifice for better living. Stop police brutality, or we will fight! Make a change or we will change something into nothing!

The people that are in power only understand violence. That is sad, but a true statement; ask the American Indians. Now, hopefully, they have gotten the picture; however, we must continue to understand our value. Black lives matter, we built this country on the back of “BLACKS”, therefore, let us stop killing each other and build up the community for the next generation. Put the guns down and go back to handling disputes with them hands, like we did when we were youth. If you were not tough enough to fight, you were not tough enough to be on the streets. Go back to this way of living, killing does not solve anything, when you fight with them hands, you end up making friends afterwards. You also become a tougher "MAN." Stop filling up the jails, the owners of these jails are making a lot of money when you get sent there. The Government pays big money to those that own the jails while you are in their custody. (locked-up)

West Baltimore has not been rebuilt in over 50 years. You cannot leave the very people that built this country, went to war for this country in world war two, behind. Leaving us behind will not happen, so it should not be tried, we want a clean, working, and educated community.

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BE AWARE IT IS NOT BREAST MILK YOU COULD BE BUYING
Pssst, that’s not breast milk you’re buying
When is breast milk not breast milk? When you order it online, apparently.
In a new study, researchers found that 10 percent of the breast milk bought over the Internet is topped off with cow’s milk. That’s one in 10. According to the study, published in the journal Pediatrics, 10 out of 100 samples tested “had a level of bovine DNA consistent with human milk mixed with at least 10 percent fluid cow’s milk.”
Obviously, giving a baby cow’s milk can cause problems for infants with allergies or lactose intolerance.
And if you think this isn’t an issue — because who buys breast milk online, right? — think again.
[Read: Breast milk at any cost?]
In 2013, the researchers in this study estimated that more than 13,000 individuals were sharing, selling and buying breast milk online. Today, it’s more than 55,000, said Sarah Keim, principal investigator in the Center for Biobehavioral Health at The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and one of the study’s authors.
A push to educate parents about the health benefits of breast milk may be causing parents who can’t produce enough, or any, breast milk to obtain it by any means. “Women today just now having children are very interested in breast-feeding and have a clear sense of what the benefits are,” Keim explained. “But not everyone is able to provide enough milk …. there aren’t really any other sources other than friend/relative.”
There are very few certified milk banks that are regulated and safe. And so women have taken to sharing or selling milk, sometimes driving hours to get it. The FDA started to warn against it in 2010, because unscreened donor milk could contain contaminants or have other issues related to it.
“We wanted to study whether there really was evidence of adulteration of the milk,” Keim said. “The FDA had warned that might be an issue with milk sharing.” Ends up, the FDA’s warning was right. All samples contained human milk, Keim said. But that 10 percent that weren’t just breast milk “contained a substantial amount of cow’s milk.”
This study follows one from last year by Keim and others, also published in Pediatrics, where milk obtained via the Internet was tested for bacteria. That study found three-fourths of the samples of the milk to be tainted with dangerous bacteria, including salmonella.
“It’s pretty clear, based on the findings of this and our prior study that looked at infectious disease risks, that obtaining milk for your babies that way is not a safe practice or recommended,” Keim said.
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ROLLING STONE'S SENSATIONAL FAILURE.
Professor Rosen, "None of those schools felt quite right. What kind of 'feel' is this? It’s feeling for a fit between discovered story and a prior—given—narrative." What if, he argued, "a single, emblematic college rape case" does not exist? "Maybe the hunt for such was ill-conceived from the start," he wrote. "Maybe that’s the wrong way for Rolling Stone to have begun." And I think he is correct that searching for confirmation of a preexisting narrative is a common problem in narrative journalism generally
If Sabrina Erdely set out to find a story that was emblematic of rape on college campuses, why did she focus on a sensational allegation that would've been unrepresentative even if true?
What went wrong in Rolling Stone's feature on rape at the University of Virginia? Many things, Columbia's journalism school reports in its post-mortem, a valuable document focused on journalistic steps that would've prevented the errors.
Press critic Jay Rosen has a sharp addendum to that report, focusing on how a debacle of this magnitude could've happened. The most consequential decision that the magazine made was "to settle on a narrative and go in search of the story that would work just right," he argues, citing several pieces of evidence for his thesis.
The magazine's managing editor told the New York Times last December that "the article stemmed from a feeling he and other senior editors had over [the] summer that the issue of unpunished campus rapes would make a compelling and important story." The author of the article, Sabrina Erdely, mentioned in the reporting notes she turned over to Rolling Stone that "she was searching for a single, emblematic college rape case," the Columbia post-mortem reports, one that would show “what it’s like to be on campus now… where not only is rape so prevalent but also that there’s this pervasive culture of sexual harassment/rape culture.”
The Washington Post reported:
So, for six weeks... Erdely interviewed students from across the country. She talked to people at Harvard, Yale, Princeton and her alma mater, the University of Pennsylvania. None of those schools felt quite right. But one did: the University of Virginia, a public school, Southern and genteel, brimming with what Erdely calls “super-smart kids” and steeped in the legacy of its founder, Thomas Jefferson.
Said Professor Rosen, "None of those schools felt quite right. What kind of 'feel' is this? It’s feeling for a fit between discovered story and a prior—given—narrative." What if, he argued, "a single, emblematic college rape case" does not exist? "Maybe the hunt for such was ill-conceived from the start," he wrote. "Maybe that’s the wrong way for Rolling Stone to have begun." And I think he is correct that searching for confirmation of a preexisting narrative is a common problem in narrative journalism generally and a factor that led Rolling Stone astray here.
Still, there is one sense in which Erdely's account of her process seems dubious to me. The story of a fraternity that used gang rape as an initiation ritual for pledges would obviously be worth exposing if it were true. But no one familiar with the reality of rape on college campuses should've construed such a story as emblematic of the problem. Gang rapes absolutely happen. As Robby Soave notes, Rolling Stone could've easily written a story about one that happened at Vanderbilt.
But according to the Justice Department's December 2014 report on the rape and sexual assault of college-aged females, fully 95 percent of rapes and sexual assaults are committed by a single perpetrator. Just 5 percent involve two or more perpetrators–and a fraction of those, if any, involve premeditated, institutionalized rape carried out as part of a formal, ostensibly recurring initiation rite. There's nothing objectionable about a journalist highlighting a highly atypical rape so long as the specific incident actually happened. But any journalist doing so should acknowledge that they're telling the story of a sensational, unrepresentative case, not a case emblematic of campus culture at large.
As for the University of Virginia "feeling right" as a setting, as opposed to elite schools in other regions, it's also worth nothing that, per the same Justice Department report, the rate of rape and sexual assault of college-aged women is highest in the Midwest (at 8.3 victims per 1,000 females aged 18-to-24), next highest in the West (5.9 victims per 1,000 females), next highest in the Northeast (5.2 victims per 1,000 females) and lowest in the South (4.7 victims per 1,000 females). Statistics around rape are notoriously difficult to assess and subject to reporting bias, but those numbers are based on the National Crime Victimization Survey, not institutional reporting, and most likely outperform gut feeling.
Had the account of gang rape been less sensational and more emblematic of sexual assault as it typically plays out on college campuses, Erdely almost certainly wouldn't have worked so hard to stick with the story even as her source stopped cooperating for long periods and failed to corroborate important details.  She was wedded to her source in part because she was a one-of-a-kind. And the original story that Rolling Stone published was sensational in form: it focused at length on the gang rape scene, using graphic details and narrative construction to play up its brutality, even as other parts of the story proceeded as if the article's intent was to convey the reality of campus culture at UVA (if not everywhere).
The narrative core and purported purpose of the story did not match.
Journalists are constantly tempted to tell sensational, unrepresentative stories as if they're emblematic of a person, an institution, or a culture. The best avoid misleading readers by acknowledging the ways in which their story is unusual. While the falseness of Erdely's article has understandably overshadowed all other questions, confusion about the distinction between what is sensational and what is emblematic played a part in her journalistic malpractice and would've been a weakness in Rolling Stone's story even if the gang rape it portrayed had happened.
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"THERE ARE MORE PERSECUTED CHRISTIANS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD NOW THAN THERE WERE IN THE EARLY CENTURIES OF CHRISTIANITY".
Pope Francis in his Easter message said that “there are more persecuted Christians throughout the world now than there were in the early centuries of Christianity.” He called them “true martyrs for their faith.”
Once again, the pope is passionately speaking out against the brutal torture and killing of Catholics by radical Islamic terrorists in the Middle East, while the rest of the world remains silent.
World leaders and the international media promote their own self-serving interests, while ignoring this genocide. Will this Easter season of hope be recorded by historians as an “Era of Shame?”
Ten years ago this week, while I was at the Vatican, we were first informed of the death of Pope John Paul II. I was on global news programs immediately upon hearing the news. I remember saying that the world had lost its most courageous moral leader.
I later watched world political leaders standing next to his casket, talking about the great challenges he took on in his life: standing up to the brutality of communism, genocide and apartheid, but never backing down to anyone — presidents, kings or dictators.
Many of those leaders worked cooperatively with the Vatican. But today, barely a word is uttered by U.S. politicians or international leaders about the chaos and violence in the world. One has to ask: Where is the outrage? Where is the courage?
Today, American officials passively sit around waiting to hear what terrorist-sanctioned governments have to say about world security.
For Pope John Paul II — born Karol Jozef Wojtyła — Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher never waited. Neither did Winston Churchill or Franklin D. Roosevelt. They took ruthless tyrants on in a show of courage and strength against powerful military forces.
We’re afraid today to stand up to a band of disorganized radical terrorists who hide behind a mask. With the world in a crisis of leadership, let us ask our current officials the following question: What would Wojtyla, Reagan and Thatcher do today?
We already know what the American people said back then. The question today is, what are the people prepared to do now to help stop these crimes against humanity in the Middle East? Will the world hear Pope Francis plea for peace and justice, or will his message continue to be ignored?
In churches throughout Boston this week, we heard the message of resurrection and hope. We can all be part of something special happening in our community and country. Yes, we can all make Easter a season of hope.
Raymond L. Flynn is a former mayor of Boston and former U.S. ambassador to the Vatican.
Flynn: Pope sounds alarm of faith under fire
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BIG TIDE COMING OF THE WAKE UP AMERICA ON EDUCATION BUBBLE Student loan recipients go on repayment strike,face deFAULT
Sarah Dieffenbacher is on a debt strike. She's refusing to make payments on the more than $100,000 in federal and private loans she says she owes for studies at a for-profit college that she now considers so worthless she doesn't include it on her resume.
The sentiment is catching on.
Calling themselves the "Corinthian 100" — named for the troubled Corinthian Colleges, Inc., which operated Everest College, Heald College and WyoTech before agreeing last summer to sell or close its 100-plus campuses — about 100 current and former students are refusing to pay back their loans, according to the Debt Collective group behind the strike.
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They're meeting Tuesday with officials from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, an independent government agency that already has asked the courts to grant relief to Corinthian students who collectively have taken out more than $500 million in private student loans.
The Education Department is the group's primary target, because they want the department to discharge their loans. A senior department official is scheduled to attend the meeting.
Denise Horn, an Education Department spokeswoman, said the department has taken steps to help Corinthian students, but is urging them to make payments to avoid default. The department has income-based repayment options.
By not paying back their loans, the former Corinthian students potentially face a host of financial problems, such as poor credit ratings and greater debt because of interest accrued.
The former students argue that the department should have done a better job regulating the schools and informing students that they were under investigation.
"I would like to see them have to answer for why they allowed these schools to continue to take federal loans out when they were under investigation for the fraudulent activity they were doing," said Dieffenbacher, 37.
Dieffenbacher said she received an associate's degree in paralegal studies from Everest College in Ontario, California, and later went back for a bachelor's in criminal justice before later dropping out. She said she left school with about $80,000 in federal loans and $30,000 in private loans, but when she went to apply for jobs at law firms she was told her studies didn't count for anything.
Dieffenbacher, who works in collections for a property management company, said she was allowed at first to defer her loan payments, but now should be paying about $1,500 a month that she can't afford.
Makenzie Vasquez, of Santa Cruz, California, said she left an eight-month program to become a medical assistant at Everest College in San Jose after six months because she couldn't afford the monthly fees. She said she owes about $31,000 and went into default in November because she hasn't started repayment.
"I just turned 22 and I have this much debt and I have nothing to show for it," said Vasquez, a server at an Italian restaurant.
Many of Corinthian's troubles came to light last year after it was placed by the Education Department on heightened cash monitoring with a 21-day waiting period for federal funds. That was after the department said it failed to provide adequate paperwork and comply with requests to address concerns about the company's practices, which included allegations of falsifying job placement data used in marketing claims and of altered grades and attendance records.
On Tuesday, the Education Department released a list of 560 institutions — including for-profit, private and public colleges — that had been placed on heightened cash monitoring, meaning the department's Federal Student Aid Office is providing additional oversight of the schools for financial or compliance issues. The department said the effort was done to "increase transparency and accountability."
The administration has taken other steps to crack down on the for-profit college industry, such as announcing a new rule last year that would require career training programs to show that students can earn enough money after graduation to pay off their loans. The rule has been challenged in court by the for-profit education sector.
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Sarah Dieffenbacher is on a debt strike. She's refusing to make payments on the more than $100,000 in federal and private loans she says she owes for studies at a for-profit college that she now considers so worthless she doesn't include it on her resume.
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IT WASN'T OVER, IT WAS STRAIGHT FLEW INTO( like GERMANWINGS)...MANY PEOPLE HAVE NEVER READ THE  GREAT BOOK OR SEEN THE FILM "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest"- a reminder of bad school culture in our educational system...
Bank employee locked up in psychiatric hospital after saying that Barack Obama follows her on Twitter Kam Brock
A bank employee filed a lawsuit against a hospital after being forcibly locked up in a psychiatric unit for 8 days, according to court documents filed in New York.
32-year-old Kam Brock, a bank employee in Long Island, was admitted to the psychiatric hospital after telling doctors that President Barack Obama is following her on Twitter.

According to Brock’s Twitter account, Obama is really following her. The incident began when Brock was stopped by police officers as she was driving a BMW.

Her car was confiscated on suspicion of driving under the influence of marijuana. No drugs were found in the car.

The next day, when Brock went to retrieve her car from the police station, she was handcuffed, put in an ambulance and injected with sedatives.

She woke up the next day in a hospital gown.

After being admitted to the psychiatric unit at Harlem Hospital, Brock endured eight days of psychiatric tests, group therapy and lithium injections.

Brock said that she was ridiculed after saying that she works in a bank and that Obama follows her on Twitter, despite the fact that she was telling the truth.

Brock denies being an emotionally disturbed person and medical records confirm it. When Brock was released after eight days without explanation, she received a bill for nearly $14,000.

She is now seeking unspecified damages against the hospital.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/woman-held-in-psychiatric-ward-after-correctly-saying-obama-follows-her-on-twitter-10132662.html

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Shasta supercomputer will certainly exceed China’s Tianhe-2 supercomputer which is  the fastest around the world
$200 Million Supercomputer to have 180-petaflops Peak Performance
Based on ComputerWorld, the Aurora will certainly be based upon a layout of Cray’s next-generation supercomputer code-named Shasta. There is very little learnt about Shasta yet, however something is for certain that it’ll have a quicker relate as compared with exactly what Cray presently offers supercomputers.
The Shasta supercomputer has actually been picked as the victor of an agreement worth $200 million by the Department of Energy. It was made by modern technology firm Cray.
Intel informed ComputerWorld that the supercomputer is visiting be a combo of ‘next-generation’ Intel Xeon, utilized in multi-socket web servers, as well as Xeon Phi chips, which have up to 72 cores. Intel is likewise anticipating make use of silicon photonics modern technology, from information transportation inside supercomputers occurring via rhythms of light.
The United States Division of Power has actually prepared to release a brand-new and also a lot more effective supercomputer by 2018. This supercomputer will certainly exceed China’s Tianhe-2 supercomputer which is thought about the fastest around the world.
The agreement was revealed as component of the High Performance Computing (HPC) honor. The Shasta supercomputer will certainly belong of the Aurora system, handled by the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF).
The agreements for the assimilation of the system have actually been granted to Intel as well as Cray, as well as the Aurora supercomputer will certainly be set up at the Argonne National Laboratory in Lemont, Ill
There are a whole lot of innovations that are generally dripped down from supercomputers right into web servers utilized in information. Supercomputers are significant multi-processor systems.
The agreements for the combination of the system have actually been granted to Intel and also Cray, as well as the Aurora supercomputer will certainly be released at the Argonne National Laboratory in Lemont, Ill
While talking with ComputerWorld, Dean McCarron, primary expert at Mercury Research claimed that the brand-new supercomputers offer an entrance for brand-new processor chip, memory, networking and also storage space innovations.
. According to ComputerWorld, the Aurora will certainly be based on a layout of Cray’s next-generation supercomputer code-named Shasta. There is not considerably recognized regarding Shasta yet, however one factor is for certain that it’ll have a quicker relate as contrasted to exactly what Cray presently gives for supercomputers.
To get to the 180 petaflops of efficiency a high-bandwidth network is the secret, as it is extremely practical in the quick transfer of information in between storage space, cpus and also memory systems inside a supercomputer.
Baseding on ComputerWorld report, on April 9, the intended Aurora supercomputer will certainly be having a peak efficiency of 180-petaflops, or over 3 times the efficiency of the fastest supercomputer today.

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IT IS NOT "RECKLESS REPORTING"- IT IS RECKLESS ACCUSING, I am sorry, but vicious accusations. CAN YOU IMAGINE IF YOU WERE A FRATERNITY STUDENT THERE, OR YOUR CHILD?! OMG- LORD MERCY !!
THIS IS ANOTHER EXAMPLE THAT AMERICA IS A GREAT COUNTRY, but you CANNOT THROW YOUR E/S ( a new coined term "elephant SH*T)  or B**SH**T AT MEMBERS OF SOCIETY TO  PROVE YOUR POLITICALLY CORRECT SICK MIND !!! period! Can you imagine the apocalypse in lives of the students and their families?!?! AND POLICE AND FEDS  stepping in ? FOR WHAT? RUINING FRATERNITY and student future?!
Do you and your family  need to prove that YOU DID NOT KILL KENNEDY ?!?! COMEDY OR ERRORS...

Fraternity to Sue Rolling Stone for 'Reckless Reporting' 
"Clearly our fraternity and its members have been defamed, but more importantly we fear this entire episode may prompt some victims to remain in the shadows, fearful to confront their attackers."
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The University of Virginia fraternity chapter at the center of Rolling Stone's retracted article "A Rape on Campus" said on Monday that it planned to sue the magazine for what it called "reckless" reporting that hurt its reputation.
The chapter of Phi Kappa Psi said in a statement that it would pursue all available legal action. The announcement came a day after a team from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism concluded the magazine failed to follow basic journalistic safeguards in publishing the story, which accused the fraternity of hosting a gang rape.
The story sent shockwaves through the sleepy campus about 70 miles from the capital Richmond. Students held demonstrations on campus as well as in front of the fraternity house, which was vandalized after the article was published.
"Clearly our fraternity and its members have been defamed, but more importantly we fear this entire episode may prompt some victims to remain in the shadows, fearful to confront their attackers," Stephen Scipione, the president of the fraternity chapter in Charlottesville, Virginia, said in a statement.
A spokesman for the fraternity said he did not know what would be in the planned lawsuit, or when the fraternity's lawyers would file it. The fraternity said on Monday that images of its house continue to be used by news organizations as a symbol of campus sexual assault.
Rolling Stone did not immediately respond to requests from Reuters for comment.
The magazine is owned by Jann Wenner, who founded it in 1967 primarily to cover music and culture. The privately held company, Wenner Media LLC, also publishes the magazines US Weekly and Men's Journal.
Lawyers with expertise in libel and defamation law have been divided on whether Phi Kappa Psi or its members at the university were in a strong position to prevail in a lawsuit.
The article, written by contributing editor Sabrina Rubin Erdely and published in November, detailed an alleged 2012 gang rape that a first-year student identified as "Jackie" said she had endured at the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity house.
In December, after questions about the story's veracity, Rolling Stone apologized for "discrepancies" in the account and admitted that it never sought comment from seven men accused of the alleged rape.
Rolling Stone is represented by Davis Wright Tremaine, a law firm with a large practice representing media organizations. Elizabeth McNamara, a partner at the firm, referred questions to the magazine.
The magazine said in a statement on Sunday that it would commit itself to a series of recommendations made in the Columbia University review. Wenner, though, told the New York Times on Sunday that the editors of the article, Will Dana and Sean Woods, would not lose their jobs and that Erdely would continue to write for the magazine.
Erdely also apologized in a statement published by the New York Times on Sunday, saying "the Columbia account of the mistakes and misjudgments in my reporting was a brutal and humbling experience."
During a news conference on Monday, co-authors of the Columbia University review said it was not up to them to recommend if people should be fired over what they called an avoidable journalistic failure.
"We pointed out systemic and institutional problems and we are leaving it up to Rolling Stone to decide how to deal with these problems," said co-author Sheila Coronel, academic dean at the journalism school, in response to a question.

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Indonesian court rejects Australians' death row appeal
Jakarta State Administrative Court Chief Judge Ujang Abdullah rejects the appeals of two Australian drug smugglers on death row during a hearing in Jakarta on April 6.
Indonesian court rejects appeals from 2 Australian drug traffickers facing execution
An Indonesian court on Monday rejected appeals by two Australian drug traffickers who challenged President Joko Widodo's decision to refuse them clemency and spare their lives.
The appeals by Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan were tried separately with the same three-judge panel at the Jakarta High Administrative Court, which agreed with a lower court that the case is out of their jurisdiction because clemency is the prerogative of the president.
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"The object of the dispute is not part of the jurisdiction of the Administrative court," presiding judge Ujang Abdullah said in a statement.
Sukumaran and Chan are among 10 drug smugglers whose planned executions last month were put off due to last-minute appeals from six inmates.
The others include three Nigerians, a Filipino woman and four men from Brazil, France, Ghana and Indonesia.
Two of the foreigners -- Serge Areski Atlaoui from France and Martin Anderson of Ghana -- are still waiting for the outcome of their request for judicial reviews by the Supreme Court.

Last month, the country's highest court rejected judicial reviews by Filipino Mary Jane Fiesta Veloso.
The planned executions have soured relations between Indonesia and other countries, especially Australia and Brazil, but Widodo has vowed not to grant mercy to drug offenders because Indonesia is suffering what he called a "drug emergency."
Jakarta executed six drug convicts including five foreigners in January, brushing aside last-minute appeals from Brazil and the Netherlands.
(Romeo Gacad / AFP/Getty Images)
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http://www.latimes.com/world/asia/la-fg-indonesia-executions-20150406-story.html
An Indonesian court on Monday rejected appeals by two Australian drug traffickers who challenged President Joko Widodo's decision to refuse them clemency and spare their lives.
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Cappadocia, a region of central Turkey famous for the otherworldly chimney houses, cave churches, and underground cities its residents carved for millennia.
Massive Underground City Found in Cappadocia Region of Turkey
Subterranean retreat may have sheltered thousands of people in times of trouble.
Archaeologists are exploring a sprawling network of tunnels and underground rooms discovered beneath a Byzantine-era fortress in Nevşehir, Turkey.
When the invaders came, Cappadocians knew where to hide: underground, in one of the 250 subterranean safe havens they had carved from pliable volcanic ash rock called tuff.
Now a housing construction project may have unearthed the biggest hiding place ever found in Cappadocia, a region of central Turkey famous for the otherworldly chimney houses, cave churches, and underground cities its residents carved for millennia.
Discovered beneath a Byzantine-era hilltop castle in Nevşehir, the provincial capital, the site dates back at least to early Byzantine times. It is still largely unexplored, but initial studies suggest its size and features may rival those of Derinkuyu, the largest excavated underground city in Cappadocia, which could house 20,000 people.

WATCH: A laser scan-generated video explores a series of interconnected corridors and rooms in the underground city. Video courtesy Nevsehir Municipality
Light in the Tunnel
In 2013, construction workers demolishing low-income homes ringing the castle discovered entrances to a network of rooms and tunnels. The city halted the housing project, called in archaeologists and geophysicists, and began investigating.
A 300-year-old paper trail between the local government and Ottoman officials suggested where to begin. “We found documents stating that there were close to 30 major water tunnels in this region,” says Nevşehir mayor Hasan Ünver.

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In 2014, those tunnels led scientists to discover a multilevel settlement of living spaces, kitchens, wineries, chapels, staircases, and bezirhane—linseed presses for producing lamp oil to light the underground city. Artifacts including grindstones, stone crosses, and ceramics indicate the city was in use from the Byzantine era through the Ottoman conquest.
Like Derinkuyu, the site appears to have been a large, self-sustaining complex with air shafts and water channels. When danger loomed, Cappadocians retreated underground, blocked the access tunnels with round stone doors, and sealed themselves in with livestock and supplies until the threat passed.
Cappadocia’s early adoption of Christianity—the apostle Paul arrived in the first century, and by the fourth its bishops were power players in the newly Christian Byzantine Empire—made it a safe haven during centuries of war for control of Anatolia. Muslim invaders arrived in the late eighth century, and centuries later came the Seljuk Turks. Eventually Ottoman emperors ruled the entirety of Anatolia.

Turkey’s Cappadocia region is famous for its subterranean safe houses carved from tuff—a light, porous rock composed of volcanic ash.

Photograph by Murat Kaya, Anadolu Agency/Getty
How Big Is It?
Geophysicists from Nevşehir University conducted a systematic survey of a 1.5-mile (4-kilometer) area using geophysical resistivity and seismic tomography. From the 33 independent measurements they took, they estimate the site is nearly five million square feet (460,000 square meters).
These studies suggest the underground corridors may plunge as deep as 371 feet (113 meters). If that turns out to be accurate, the city could be larger than Derinkuyu by a third.


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But the exact size is unknown, cautions Nevşehir Museum director Murat Gülyaz, the archaeologist in charge of the investigation. “As of now, it is not possible to say. But given the city’s location, defenses, and proximity to a water supply, it is highly likely that it spans a very large area.”
“World’s Largest Antique Park”?
“This new discovery will be added as a new pearl, a new diamond, a new gold” to Cappadocia's riches, raves Ünver, the mayor, who wants to build “the world's largest antique park,” with boutique hotels and art galleries aboveground, and walking trails and a museum below. (The planned housing complex has been moved to the suburbs.) “We even plan to reopen the underground churches,” he says. “All of this makes us very excited.”
Gülyaz’s team of archaeologists will continue to clear rubble from tunnels and explore deeper underground—a risky undertaking, since the soft tuff is prone to collapsing. “When the underground city beneath Nevşehir Castle is completely revealed,” he says, “it is almost certain to change the destination of Cappadocia dramatically.”
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By Jennifer Pinkowski, National Geographic
PUBLISHED March 26, 2015
Photograph by Murat Kaya, Anadolu Agency/Getty
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/03/150325-underground-city-cappadocia-turkey-archaeology/
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POPE CONDEMNS 'COMPLICIT SILENCE' OVER MURDER AND PERSECUTION OF CHRISTIANS AROUND THE WORLD.
The Pope lay prostrate during Mass on Good Friday
Pope Francis has decried the “complicit silence” over the killing of Christians the day after at least 147 students were gunned down by Somali militants at a university in Kenya.
The pontiff condemned the murders – carried out by al-Shabaab gunmen who stormed the Garissa University College on Thursday – during a Good Friday Colosseum procession yesterday.
After reflecting upon the life and suffering of Jesus, Pope Francis spoke of the present-day persecution of Christians in parts of the Middle East and Africa in the hands of groups such as Isis, Boko Haram and al-Qaeda.
“We see, even today, our brothers persecuted, beheaded and crucified, for their faith in you, in front of our eyes or often with our complicit silence,” he said, as he prayed.
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Later on in the day, Pope Francis celebrated Easter vigil Mass in St Peter’s Basilica. The 78-year-old lay flat on the floor, with the help of a plump pillow, to pray as a gesture of humility in front of 10,000 church guests.
Earlier this year, he denounced the murder of around 21 Coptic Christians in Libya by Isis-affiliated militants in February, saying they were killed simply for being Christian.
And he claimed that Christians in parts of the Middle East have been forced to flee their communities to escape persecution.
Pope Francis prays in front of the Colosseum during the Via Crucis torchlight procession Al-Shabaab have threatened to make the streets of Kenya “run red with blood” after their university massacre.
“No amount of precaution or safety measures will be able to guarantee your safety, thwart another attack or prevent another bloodbath from occurring in your cities,” the statement addressed to the public said.
Among those chosen to take turns carrying the crucifix in the procession were refugees from Iraq, Syria, Nigeria, Egypt and China.
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Standing under a red canopy this evening Pope Francis listened to prayers affirming the right of religious freedom while tens of thousands of partaking tourists, pilgrims and Rome residents stood outside the illuminated Colosseum holding up candles.
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Saturday 04 April 2015

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/pope-condemns-complicit-silence-over-murder-and-persecution-of-christians-around-the-world-10155571.html
Pope Francis has decried the “complicit silence” over the killing of Christians the day after at least 147 students were gunned down by Somali militants at a university in Kenya.
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Over 300 businesses now whitelisted on AdBlock Plus, 10% pay to play
Microsoft, Amazon, Taboola among companies paying AdBlock to protect revenue source.
An example of an ad deemed acceptable by AdBlock Plus from Taboola.
Since 2011, AdBlock Plus, a popular browser plugin that blocks online ads, has kept a “whitelist” of websites that are allowed to serve ads despite the presence of the AdBlock Plus plugin. In an e-mail to Ars, AdBlock Plus Communications Manager Ben Williams wrote that currently, the browser extension has granted a pass to "over 300 sites/entities" out of "over 1,500 applicants" to the company's whitelist. That's up from October 2013, when AdBlock Plus allowed the ads of 78 sites or entities out of 777 applicants.
To be placed on AdBlock Plus’ whitelist, advertisements must be transparent about being ads, must be appropriate to the site they’re being served on, and must not distort or disrupt the page content, among other criteria. AdBlock Plus goes into more detail about the whitelisting process here.
But one important facet of the business plan is that if a company is big enough, AdBlock Plus' parent company, German start-up Eyeo, asks for a fee in addition to adhering to the "Acceptable Ads" criteria before it allows a company to be whitelisted.
That creates an interesting ecosystem between major companies whose bottom line depends on advertising and the increasingly popular AdBlock Plus. (According to PageFair and Adobe, AdBlock Plus has 144 million active users [PDF]).
On Sunday, the Financial Times confirmed paid deals between Google, Microsoft, Amazon, and ad-serving company Taboola with AdBlock Plus. Although all four companies have been publicly listed in the forums for years as having had ads whitelisted, the confirmation of a monetary exchange shows that these major companies see ad blocking as a hit to their bottom lines.
For smaller websites, whitelisting is usually free as long as certain criteria are met as outlined in AdBlock Plus’ “Acceptable Ads Initiative." In 2013, AdBlock Plus wrote that only 10 percent of its whitelisted ads had paid to be whitelisted. According to Williams, that number remains about the same today: less than 10 percent of the sites and entities whitelisted by AdBlock Plus have paid spots on the whitelist.
It’s unclear how much Google, Microsoft, Amazon, or Taboola has paid Eyeo. The Financial Times reports that one digital media company (which asked not to be named) was told that it would cost 30 percent of its advertising revenue to be whitelisted by Eyeo and AdBlock Plus.
AdBlock Plus users are able to disable whitelisting, but whitelisted ads appear by default. Although some users of AdBlock Plus have found the additions surprising and unwelcome, AdBlock Plus encourages users to report ads that don’t comply with the company’s Acceptable Ads Initiative.
Still, exchanging money with ad-serving companies may make users wary of how far AdBlock Plus will go. In a New York Times article published in 2012 when AdBlock Plus was launching its Acceptable Ads Initiative, Eyeo Managing Director Till Faida said at the time that none of the whitelisted ads had paid to be whitelisted, adding, “we haven’t sold out in any way.”
And although AdBlock Plus administrators post which sites and entities they are whitelisting in the AdBlock public forum, it's often not clear which companies are paying Eyeo for the privilege of being on the whitelist and which are getting a whitelist spot for free.
On the other hand, Google has paid Eyeo to have its ads, as well as its ads delivered through AdSense for Search partner sites, whitelisted for two years without much issue.
In a comment to Ars Technica, Williams wrote, "In general, it's a little surprising that people are so surprised."
"To be as transparent as possible, we've done everything short of taking out a Super Bowl ad to inform people about our Acceptable Ads initiative,” he added, listing blog posts and podcasts that the company has published in the last several years.
Williams continued, "All in all, I'd just like to emphasize that in the absolutist world of adblocking-vs-online-ads, we're proud to offer a compromise that can encourage better ads and leaves users in control over their online experience.”
Ad blocking continues to be a contentious topic. While proponents want to be able to browse the Web distraction-free, content-creating websites (like Ars Technica) derive the bulk of their revenue from serving ads to viewers. That revenue in turn enables them (and us) to produce more compelling content and handle the traffic load from all the people who want to read those articles—including the traffic from those who block ads.
Google and Taboola would not comment to Ars about the report. Ars also contacted Microsoft and Amazon for comment but did not receive a response.

by Megan Geuss - Feb 3, 2015 4:45pm

http://arstechnica.com/business/2015/02/over-300-businesses-now-whitelisted-on-adblock-plus-10-pay-to-play/
Microsoft, Amazon, Taboola among companies paying AdBlock to protect revenue source.
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