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Silver Line (MBTA)

The Silver Line is a system of bus routes in Boston and Chelsea, Massachusetts operated by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. It is operated as part of the MBTA Bus system, but branded as bus rapid transit as part of the MBTA subway system. Six routes are operated as part of two disconnected corridors; as of 2019, weekday ridership on the Silver Line was 39,000. The four Waterfront routes operate out of an underground terminal at South Station and run through the South Boston Piers Transitway - a dedicated bus tunnel through the Seaport District with stations at Courthouse and World Trade Center. At Silver Line Way, they fan out on the surface: the SL1 to Logan International Airport, the SL2 to Design Center, the SL3 to Chelsea via East Boston; the SL1 and SL3 operate in mixed traffic through the Ted Williams Tunnel. The SL2 operates in mixed traffic in the Seaport; the Waterfront routes use articulated dual-mode buses that operate as electric trolleybuses in the Transitway and conventional diesel buses on the surface.

Battery electric buses and a diesel hybrid bus with extended battery range are being tested. Two routes operate on Washington Street between Dudley Square station and Downtown Boston; the SL5 terminates at the SL4 on the surface at South Station. The two routes operate in dedicated lanes on Washington Street and Essex Street, though sections in Downtown Boston and Nubian Square operate in mixed traffic, they use articulated diesel hybrid buses, which replaced compressed natural gas -powered buses in 2016–17. The Washington Street corridor was built to replace the Orange Line rapid transit line, moved from the Washington Street Elevated to the Southwest Corridor in 1987. Initial plans called for a light rail line operated as part of the Green Line, but trolleybuses and CNG buses were substituted. Service improvements to the route 49 bus began in 2001, the Silver Line brand was introduced on July 20, 2002; the articulated CNG buses began operation in 2003. On October 13, 2009, the SL4 began service and the original route was designated SL5.

Planning began in 1987 for mass transit to serve the growing Seaport. It was to run from Boylston to World Trade Center via Chinatown and South Station, though the Boylston-South Station section was deferred as a separate phase. After years of delays, service through the $624 million Transitway began on December 17, 2004. SL2 and SL3 service began on December 31, 2004, with the SL1 added on June 1, 2005; the original SL3 route to City Point was discontinued on March 20, 2009. A separate SL3 route to Chelsea - planned as part of the cancelled Urban Ring Project - began service on April 21, 2018. In 1999, the MBTA designated the Washington Street and Transitway projects as the Silver Line, planned for the Boylston tunnel extension to include a portal to Washington Street for through-running; the connecting tunnel from Washington Street to Boylston was designated as Phase III and originally. After several design changes, by 2005 Phase III was expected to cost around $800 million; the project was placed on hold in 2005.

However, the project cost rose to $2.1 billion, it was cancelled in 2010. Several other Silver Line extensions have been proposed, as has a conversion of the Washington Street corridor to light rail, but most have not been pursued; the Silver Line has been the target of criticism by riders and transportation planners. The choice of buses rather than light rail on Washington Street was viewed by Roxbury residents as a deliberate slight, leading to the nickname of "The Silver Lie." Much of the Silver Line is missing BRT Standard features such as enforced dedicated lanes, off-vehicle fare collection, sheltered stations, transit signal priority. Because the Transitway was not designed for service to Logan Airport or Chelsea, it does not have a direct connection to the Ted Williams Tunnel. A normally-unused ramp would shorten the outbound routing by 0.7 miles. Three Silver Line services operate from South Station in a dedicated tunnel, the South Boston Piers Transitway, serving the underground Courthouse and World Trade Center stations in the Seaport District splitting at the Silver Line Way surface station.

SL1 Logan Airport – South Station SL2 Design Center – South Station SL3 Chelsea – South StationDuring rush hours, additional short turns are run between South Station and Silver Line Way to increase frequency in the Transitway. Route SL2 runs on Northern Avenue on a one-way loop on Drydock Avenue and Black Falcon Avenue with multiple stops serving the Innovation and Design Building and the Flynn Cruiseport Boston. Buses run clockwise around the loop, with a layover at Design Center Place. From Silver Line Way, route SL1 and SL3 buses loop backwards on Haul Road cross under Boston Harbor in the Ted Williams Tunnel to East Boston. Route SL1 loops around the Logan International Airport terminals, with stops at the arrivals level of each terminal. Route SL3 serves Airport station, follows the Cou

Desmond Dube

Desmond Dube is a South African singer, mime artist and entertainer. He is known for his work in The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, Hotel Rwanda, Friends Indeed, Suburban Bliss and Joburg Blues. Desmond has appeared in both commercial and street theatre. On stage he played the lead in Jozi Jozi and the musical Street Sisters and appeared in the poorly received stage play Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, he appeared in industrial theatre productions for Eskom and the Aids Show. He is best known for his role in the "Amaglugglug" commercial for SASOL. Dube starred in the feature film Inside and Tarzan: The Epic Adventures and starred alongside Leon Schuster in Panic Mechanic and Millennium Menace. In 2002, Desmond starred opposite Oscar Nominee Armin Mueller-Stahl and Nthati Moshesh in The Long Run, produced by Anant Singh; the film was acquired by Universal Focus, the speciality division of Universal Films for distribution worldwide excluding Africa. Dube on Monday, one of the most popular comedy variety shows on television in South Africa is broadcast on SABC 3.

It is billed as South African television's first local post-weekend "beat the Monday blues" comedy variety show which appeals to all South Africans. However, poor reviews from a number of critics have led to continued calls for the show to be cancelled. Desmond has received the Avanti Award for Best Comedy Actor in Joburg Blues, an Avanti Award Nomination for Best Supporting Actor in Suburban Bliss, a Stellenbosch Festival Best Supporting Actor and Promising Writer Award and Loerie Award for Best Contribution for his role in the SASOL "Amaglugglug" commercial. In 2004, Desmond was cast in a lead role in Academy Award-nominated Hotel Rwanda starring alongside Nick Nolte and Don Cheadle. In 2008, Dube starred as BK alongside Jill Scott, Anika Noni Rose and Lucian Msamati in The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency TV series directed by Anthony Minghella. Dube on 2 Leon Schuster SABC Millennium Menace DVD extras. TVSA Actor Profile Desmond Dube on IMDb

Digital Forensics Framework

Digital Forensics Framework is computer forensics open-source software. It is used by professionals and non-experts to collect and reveal digital evidence without compromising systems and data. Digital Forensics Framework offers a graphical user interface developed in PyQt and a classical tree view. Features such as recursive view, live search and bookmarking are available, its command line interface allows the user to remotely perform digital investigation. It comes with common shell functions such as completion, task management and keyboard shortcuts. DFF can run batch scripts at startup to automate repetitive tasks. Advanced users and developers can use DFF directly from a Python interpreter to script their investigation. In addition to the source code package and binary installers for GNU/Linux and Windows, Digital Forensics Framework is available in operating system distributions as is typical in free and open-source software, including Debian and Ubuntu. Other Digital Forensics Framework methods available are digital forensics oriented distribution and live cd: DEFT Linux Live CD Kali Linux "Scriptez vos analyses forensiques avec Python et DFF" in the French magazine MISC Several presentations about DFF in conferences: "Digital Forensics Framework" at ESGI Security Day "An introduction to digital forensics" at RMLL 2013Published books that mention Digital Forensics Framework are: Digital Forensics with Open Source Tools Computer Forensik Hacks Malwares - Identification, analyse et éradication Digital Forensics for Handheld Devices Saving Rain: The First Novel in The Rain Trilogy Selective Imaging Revisited A survey of main memory acquisition and analysis techniques for the windows operating system Uforia: Universal forensic indexer and analyzer Visualizing Indicators of Rootkit Infections in Memory Forensics EM-DMKM Case Study Computer and Network Forensics OV-chipcard DFF Extension L'investigation numérique « libre » Malware analysis method based on reverse technology DFF was used to solve the 2010 Digital Forensic Research Workshop challenge consisting of the reconstructing a physical dump of a NAND flash memory.

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