The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articles February 11, 2021 1,001 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Christina Hughes Babb is a reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, she has been a reporter, editor, and publisher in the Dallas area for more than 15 years. During her 10 years at Advocate Media and Dallas Magazine, she published thousands of articles covering local politics, real estate, development, crime, the arts, entertainment, and human interest, among other topics. She has won two national Mayborn School of Journalism Ten Spurs awards for nonfiction, and has penned pieces for Texas Monthly, Salon.com, Dallas Observer, Edible, and the Dallas Morning News, among others. 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HUD officials told reporters it is the first agency to have announced implementation of this executive order.During a press call on Wednesday, a senior HUD official said a “significant” share of fair housing complaints it receives involve sexual orientation or gender identity. (Separately, HUD told NPR it received 197 such claims over the past year).”Housing discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity demands urgent enforcement action,” said Acting Assistant Secretary of Fair Housing Equal Opportunity, Jeanine M. Worden. “That is why HUD, under the Biden Administration, will fully enforce the Fair Housing Act to prohibit discrimination on the basis of gender identity or sexual orientation. Every person should be able to secure a roof over their head free from discrimination, and the action we are taking today will move us closer to that goal.”According to HUD officials, various discrimination studies reveal same-gender couples and transgender people experience demonstrably less favorable treatment than their counterparts when seeking housing, specifically renting, which underscores the significance of its action. Until now, LGBTQ discrimination was not clearly defined as illegal and actionable discrimination.”The memorandum relies on the Department’s legal conclusion that the Fair Housing Act’s sex discrimination provisions are comparable in text and purpose to those of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, which bars sex discrimination in the workplace,” according to HUD. “In Bostock v Clayton County, the Supreme Court held that workplace prohibitions on sex discrimination include discrimination because of sexual orientation and gender identity. HUD has now determined that the Fair Housing Act’s prohibition on sex discrimination in housing likewise includes discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.”Damon Y. Smith, Principal Deputy General Counsel reaffirms that legally, based on Bostock, and ethically, this is the correct move.”We are simply saying that the same discrimination that the Supreme Court has said is illegal in the workplace is also illegal in the housing market,” Smith said.Omar Gonzalez-Pagan, a senior attorney at Lambda Legal who has worked on LGBTQ housing discrimination cases including Bostock told VOX reporter Jerusalem Demsas that “Discrimination is oftentimes hard to address because you will have your inquiry about a home be rejected and you may not know why. The federal government has the tools to document complaints more systematically, to engage in deeper-level investigations, and to take more comprehensive enforcement through their office of civil rights.”In summary, Gonzalez-Pagan echoed HUD-counsel Smith, telling the news outlet, the measure communicates “to real estate agents, landlords, property owners that this discrimination is not acceptable, is actually unlawful.” About Author: Christina Hughes Babb
Gbinije still doesn’t play.Those were the words, chanted in a loud cadence by the Cameron Crazies, that Michael Gbinije heard as he warmed up in Cameron Indoor Stadium a year ago. In Gbinije’s first return to Durham, North Carolina, after transferring to the Orange after the 2011–12 season, the Blue Devils crowd was quick to point out that the forward had moved from one bench to another. That he was, in their eyes, irrelevant.But now, with Syracuse (18-10, 9-6 Atlantic Coast) traveling to No. 4 Duke (24-3, 11-3) for a 7 p.m. game on Saturday, not even one of the country’s most passionate cheering sections can make that claim. In Syracuse’s 80-72 loss to the Blue Devils on Feb. 14, Gbinije scored 19 first-half points and Duke shot 39 percent from the field — yet he tallied just eight on five shots in the second half and the SU offense consequently stalled.So for the Orange to have any chance at upsetting the Blue Devils for a second straight win against a Top 10 team, it needs Gbinije to pace its offense for 40 minutes.“Mike is a big part of just about everything we do,” SU point guard Kaleb Joseph said after the Orange beat then-No. 12 Louisville on Feb. 18. “Offensively we need him to create and shoot the ball well. A lot comes down to how Mike plays. He knows that.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textGbinije arrived at Duke as ESPN’s 29th-ranked recruit in the Class of 2011 but there was nowhere for him to play in his freshman year. Blue Devils head coach Mike Krzyzewski also brought in third-ranked recruit Austin Rivers, 35th-ranked prospect Marshall Plumlee, 38th-ranked recruit Quinn Cook and Alex Murphy, ranked No. 41.Of the five freshmen, Gbinije played the least minutes and took just 20 shots in 19 games. He also played the second least of the team’s 11 scholarship players — who made up the whole roster — trailing the next most used player, sophomore forward Josh Hairston, by 135 minutes on the season.So when Gbinije entered Cameron Indoor having scored in double figures just once on the season last February, the Crazies saw him as the same player who couldn’t crack Krzyzewski’s rotation.In an eventual Syracuse loss, Gbinije scored eight first-half points and was on the court down the stretch. SU head coach Jim Boeheim called it his “best game of the year.” It was a foreshadow for the scoring threat that has hatched this season.“Look, we recruited Mike because we thought he was good, so that doesn’t surprise me,” Krzyzewski said after Duke beat the Orange on Feb. 14. “I wish he stayed. He didn’t, and he’s a great kid and he’s playing for a great coach.”After slicing up Duke in that first half with five 3s on six attempts and a pair of savvy moves to the basket, Gbinije was blanketed by Cook in the second as the Blue Devils pulled away. After the game, Cook said he knows some of his former roommate’s moves and that he’ll likely match up with Gbinije in the teams’ next meeting.Two weeks ago, Rakeem Christmas and Trevor Cooney each scored 11 points as Duke paid particular attention to the duo. And after his torrid first half, Gbinije received similar treatment and wilted when it mattered most.But the junior has still scored under 10 points just once in conference play and, though cooling down after a six-game hot streak, is most capable of making sure the Blue Devils can’t shut out all three of SU’s go-to scorers.And the thought of doing that in front of the same heckling fans brought a devious smile to his face.“I want to beat them, they’re a good team obviously,” Gbinije said after Syracuse’s win over No. 9 Notre Dame on Tuesday night. “But who doesn’t want to beat Duke? Especially in Cameron. I haven’t done that yet, so hopefully I can do that this year.” Comments Published on February 26, 2015 at 1:41 am Contact Jesse: [email protected] | @dougherty_jesse Facebook Twitter Google+
— New Orleans at Golden State: The Warriors embarrassed themselves at Indiana on Thursday. Will this be more of the same?— Portland at San Antonio: The Spurs are trying for a 21st consecutive playoff spot, and the Blazers are trying to lock up the No. 3 seed.— Brooklyn at Chicago has no playoff implication.___CURRENT BRACKETFirst-round matchups if the season ended Friday …East: 1-Toronto vs. 8-Washington, 2-Boston vs. 7-Milwaukee, 3-Philadelphia vs. 6-Miami, 4-Cleveland vs. 5-Indiana.West: 1-Houston vs. 8-Minnesota, 2-Golden State vs. 7-Oklahoma City, 3-Portland vs. 6-San Antonio, 4-Utah vs. 5-New Orleans.___NOTE OF THE DAY Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Cavaliers have two games left, both against New York. So if Philly slips even once, Cleveland could return to No. 3 by sweeping the Knicks.Indiana (47-33) still has a chance at No. 3; to get there, the Pacers have to win out and have both the Cavaliers and 76ers lose out. That seems unlikely, and Indiana is probably heading for the No. 5 spot.Miami, even after a bad loss in New York, controls its fate in the race for No. 6. Milwaukee is No. 7 for now, and Washington — a loser of four straight, including a head-scratcher against Atlanta on Friday — has slipped to No. 8.___WEST UPDATEADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Isner, Querrey give US 2-0 lead in Davis Cup quarterfinals Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Five days left, five spots left to clinch, and six seeds left to decide.A frantic finish is coming to the West.Portland controls the race for the No. 3 seed, and Utah knows that if it wins out the worst it can finish is No. 4 — which is astounding, considering it got off to a 19-28 start and was 10½ games out of the fourth spot.New Orleans (45-34) beat Phoenix to jump two spots to No. 5, and Minnesota (45-35) topped the Los Angeles Lakers to remain a half-game ahead of Denver for No. 8. Those two results mean four teams have exactly 45 wins going into Saturday, with Denver currently at 44 wins and the Los Angeles Clippers still able to get to 45 if they win out.___SATURDAY’S GAMESSome clarity might … finally … come to the West.— Denver at L.A. Clippers: The Clippers have to win out, or the season ends. Denver must try to match that desperation.— Milwaukee at New York: Milwaukee is 10-12 since the All-Star break. Some momentum might help the playoff cause.— Oklahoma City at Houston: Means nothing to Rockets. Means plenty to Thunder, who still could get home-court. LATEST STORIES In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Philadelphia has a chance to set an NBA record — the longest winning streak to end a regular season.The 76ers have won 13 straight and have three games left. Win them all, and they would top the 15-game season-ending stretch by the Rochester Royals in 1949-50.The last double-digit streak to end a season was posted by San Antonio in 2011-12, when the Spurs won their final 10 games. Philly coach Brett Brown was an assistant under Gregg Popovich on that Spurs team.___QUOTE OF THE DAY“You’ve got to go through whoever it is anyway.” — Cleveland coach Tyronn Lue, asked about the Eastern Conference seeding jumble.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ View comments Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Toronto Raptors forward Serge Ibaka, right, smiles next to teammate Jonas Valanciunas on the team bench during secondhalf NBA basketball game action against the Indiana Pacers in Toronto, Friday, April 6, 2018. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)A look at where things stand in the NBA playoff picture, with five days remaining in the regular season:___ADVERTISEMENT EAST UPDATEThe top two seeds are locked up: Toronto is No. 1 going into the Eastern Conference playoffs for the first time in franchise history, and Boston will open the playoffs as the No. 2 seed.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownEverything else is unclear.Philadelphia (49-30) now leads in the race for the No. 3 spot, passing Cleveland (49-31) by beating the Cavaliers 132-130 on Friday night. The 76ers, who haven’t been a top-three seed in the East since their run to the NBA Finals in 2001, would finish third if they end the season with wins against Dallas, Atlanta and Milwaukee. 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This tutorial shows you how to speed through some After Effects fundamentals, including transparency information. Here’s what you need to know.If you’re new to Adobe After Effects, you may not know how to include transparency information in your exports. This is an important aspect of motion graphics because you’re going to want to render out graphic elements to use in video editing applications. With transparency, you can simply drag and drop your graphic files on top of your video tracks. Let’s take a look at how to make this happen in AE.In this video, I reference an Anime Speed Lines tutorial that I produced. You can find that tutorial here. The Alpha ChannelVideo files are made up of red, green, and blue channels (RGB). There’s actually a fourth Alpha channel, but only certain video codecs can include an alpha. If you add a sequence to the Render Queue in After Effects, by default it will not include an alpha channel. This means your graphics will lack any transparency information in the final file. So how do we properly handle this in AE?Transparency and Background ColorsFirst, let’s figure out how to view transparency information inside the program. As with the exported files, After Effects by default does not show transparency in the comp panel. Instead, you see the background color of the composition. To change this color, go to Composition > Composition Settings. To quickly view the transparency in AE, click on the Toggle Transparency button at the bottom of the Composition panel. If you want to view individual channels, you’ll also find a Show Channel button just to the left.Exporting with TransparencyWhen exporting a file from the Render Queue, After Effects will default to the composition’s background color, where any transparency exists. To export with the transparency (instead of the background color) follow these simple steps:Step 1 — Add to Render QueueFirst, you’ll want to add your sequence to the render queue. To do this, go to Composition > Add to Render Queue.Step 2 — Include the Alpha ChannelNext, click on “Lossless” to bring up the Output Module Settings. Just under “Video Output,” open the channel’s dropdown menu. Select “RGB + Alpha,” and then click OK. Specify where you want the file to output to, and then click “Render.”Step 3 — Drag and DropNow you have a file that includes the corresponding transparency information. Bring this file into any professional video editing application and simply drag and drop it over the desired footage.Voilà. Now that you know how to include alpha channels in your exports, it’s time to get back to creating in Adobe After Effects. Have fun!Looking for more video tutorials? Check these out.How to Properly Pancake Timelines in Adobe Premiere ProVideo Tutorial: Determining The Best Lens for Your ProjectHow to Change the Color of Exterior Lights in After EffectsChanging the Audio Editing Game with PremiumBeat’s Track StemsHow to Create the VHS Look in Premiere Pro + Free VHS Effect Presets
After Real Madrid’s latest defeat against Real Sociedad this Sunday, the club decided to make Brahim Diaz’s transfer official to the public.We’ve been talking to all of you about Brahim Diaz’s imminent transfer from Manchester City to Real Madrid, the reports suggested that the player would be announced any time soon but recent events pushed the date a little bit.As we all know from earlier on Sunday, Los Blancos received another shocking defeat against Real Sociedad and effectively renounced to any chances they still had to keep fighting for La Liga this season.Naturally, the announcement of Brahim Diaz’s arrival was something that could help many of the wounded fans who are very upset with the latest result in the competition.As of right now, Los Blancos have already moved 10 clean points away from the very top after Barcelona defeated Getafe later during the day.Brahim’s arrival is meant to be one of the very few beacons of light that the club has to offer during these dark times, where Los Blancos haven’t been able to live up to the standards expected from them and they leave many doubts for the upcoming months in which they have to play three different competitions.👋 Welcome to @realmadrid, @Brahim Díaz!#WelcomeBrahim | #HalaMadrid pic.twitter.com/Eh2VLy6xYN— Real Madrid C.F. 🇬🇧🇺🇸 (@realmadriden) January 6, 2019After so much backlash from the fans and several headlines that did the club no favors, Real Madrid decided to finally make the announcement in order to try and cool down all the negative energy surrounding the current climate in the institution.It was a few hours after the Merengues lost their match against Real Sociedad, when they posted a tweet and also made the following announcement through their official website.“Both Real Madrid and Manchester City have agreed on the transfer of player Brahim Diaz, who is bound to the club for the rest of the current season and for the six upcoming years until June of the year 2025.”“After the medical tests that will take place tomorrow Monday, January 7, the player will be presented at 13:30 at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium’s honor box.”“After this, Brahim will step on the Santiago Bernabeu’s pitch for the very first time whilst wearing the Real Madrid C.F. jersey and he will tend to all the members of the media at a press conference,” it concluded.Zidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.📚📺 FACTFILE: Everything you need to know about our latest signing @Brahim Díaz! #WelcomeBrahimWATCH/READ 👇https://t.co/9Zv7NxTFsa— Real Madrid C.F. 🇬🇧🇺🇸 (@realmadriden) January 6, 2019Details of Brahim Diaz’s transferAs it was already disclosed from several media outlets, Brahim comes to Real Madrid for the next six seasons plus the rest of the remaining one.The Spanish player wasn’t able to get convinced by Pep Guardiola and Manchester City to remain at the club, mainly due to the fact that the Catalan manager has decided to give more opportunities to local players such as Phil Foden with the Citizens.Brahim’s agent and family didn’t consider that Manchester City valued the player highly enough, which is why they decided to accept a €15 million offer from Los Blancos plus €5 million in objectives that should be achieved in the following years.The young talent is expected to arrive in Madrid during the next few hours with all his family, he is scheduled to be presented on Monday as the announcement clearly read, and the fans have already been summoned for his presentation.This latest arrival to Los Blancos confirms that president Florentino Perez has remained true to his policy of signing promising talents instead of bonified stars, a tradition that broke the mold after Perez became notorious for signing the most expensive players in football history for many decades.Official Announcement: @Brahim Díaz.#WelcomeBrahim | #RealMadrid https://t.co/XFlOjtYsys— Real Madrid C.F. 🇬🇧🇺🇸 (@realmadriden) January 6, 2019What do you think Brahim Diaz can give to Real Madrid in the following years during his career? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.
November 27, 2018 The latest update on the migrant caravan at our southern border 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Things are more peaceful along the border. There have been no clashes since Sunday and all lanes are open along the busiest crossing on Earth.Some members of the migrant caravan even called a news conference today.Dan Plante is at the San Yisidro port of entry with the latest details on the migrant caravan trying to get asylum in the United States. Updated: 8:53 AM Posted: November 27, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom Categories: California News, Local San Diego News, National & International News, Politics FacebookTwitter
Image credit: Security Networks This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Citation: Botnets move P2P as centrally controlled zombie networks come under fire (2011, April 22) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-04-botnets-p2p-centrally-zombie-networks.html Traditionally, botnets have relied on a small group of control computers to send out instructions to thousands of infected PC’s to do their dirty work, despite the fact that is has a very large major weakness; take away the few central computers and the botnet dies. Because of this, another type of botnet, where each bot contains additional code that allows it to pass along instructional information, is starting to emerge. With these so-called P2P networks, no central command is needed, instructions are fed to just one or two members of the network, and those few pass them along to others, who in turn pass them on until the whole network has been updated and is working as one.Clearly this new type of botnet would be a lot harder to kill. Enter researchers from Los Alamos National Laboratories, in New Mexico, where Stephan Eidenbenz and his colleagues have been creating and killing botnets in a secure lab. Recently, they published a paper in Computer Networks describing a modified version of a P2P botnet that they believe would create a significant problem for those looking to stamp out botnets in general. In this new configuration, the bot network would set itself up into a hierarchy with instructions coming only from a computer higher up the in the hierarchy, who would in turn only receive commands from one higher up yet, until the one at the top is reached.Creating such a network would overcome some of the technical difficulties that botnet builders have been running into when trying to create strong stable conventional P2P botnets, and that is, the complications that arise when trying to create a network that relies purely on individual PC’s being able to communicate with one another; that would be sort of like relying on information from word of mouth, or rumor, rather than getting it straight from the top. In the new configuration (wherein the authors clearly don’t disclose the how-to part, as that would give the bad guys the goods) there is once again just a few computers running the show, but the trick is, the hierarchy is scrambled anew each day allowing different computers to sit at the top issuing commands down the line, thus making it virtually impossible for law enforcement to track down which machines are actually issuing the commands at any given point in time.By doing research of this kind, those on the right side of the law are hoping to create the next generation botnets before those on the wrong side figure out how to create them for themselves; and hopefully by that time, ways to kill them. © 2010 PhysOrg.com Explore further Researchers: Botnets Getting Beefier More information: AntBot: Anti-pollution peer-to-peer botnets, Computer Networks, doi:10.1016/j.comnet.2011.02.006AbstractBotnets have emerged as one of the most severe cyber-threats in recent years. To evade detection and improve resistance against countermeasures, botnets have evolved from the first generation that relies on IRC chat channels to deliver commands to the current generation that uses highly resilient P2P (peer-to-peer) protocols to spread their C&C (Command and Control) information. On an encouraging note, the seminal work done by Holz et al.  showed that P2P botnets, although relieved from the single point of failure that IRC botnets suffer, can be easily disrupted using pollution-based mitigation schemes.For white-hat cyber-security practitioners to be better prepared for potentially destructive P2P botnets, it is necessary for them to understand the strategy space from the attacker’s perspective. Against this backdrop, we analyze a new type of P2P botnets, which we call AntBot, that aims to spread their C&C information to individual bots even though an adversary persistently pollutes keys used by seized bots to search the C&C information. The tree-like structure of AntBot, together with the randomness and redundancy in its design, renders it possible that individual bots, when captured, reveal only limited information. We mathematically analyze the performance of AntBot from the perspectives of reachability, resilience to pollution, and scalability. To evaluate the effectiveness of AntBot against pollution-based mitigation in a practical setting, we develop a distributed high-fidelity P2P botnet simulator that uses the actual implementation code of aMule, a popular Kademlia-based P2P client. The simulator offers us a tool to evaluate the attacker’s strategy in the cyber space without causing ethical or legal issues, which may result from real-world deployment. Using extensive simulation, we demonstrate that AntBot operates resiliently against pollution-based mitigation. We further suggest a few potential defense schemes that could effectively disrupt AntBot operations and also present challenges that researchers need to address when developing these techniques in practice.via Technology Review (PhysOrg.com) — Botnets, those networks of computers infected with bots (little pieces of code that allow a computer to be manipulated from an outside source) have increasingly of late come under attack by law enforcement agencies as it’s become apparent that criminals are using them to steal personal information such as credit card numbers and pins. But, as the centrally based botnets go down, new peer to peer (P2P) botnets are cropping up to replace them.