Isa is the central character of a historical fiction graphic novel series, Les Passagers du vent by François Bourgeon. As Isa's character is revealed through the course of the story which spans 5 albums, she is conscious of her own sensuality, know how to expoit it to reach her goals. A modern woman within a male-dominated 17th century framework. Isa page at Les Belles des bédés
Italian Space Agency
The Italian Space Agency is a government agency established in 1988 to fund and coordinate space exploration activities in Italy. The agency cooperates with numerous national and international entities who are active in aerospace research and technology. Nationally, ASI is responsible for both drafting the National Aerospace Plan and ensuring it is carried out. To do this the agency operates as the owner/coordinator of a number of Italian space research agencies and assets such as CIRA as well as organising the calls and opportunities process for Italian industrial contractors on spaceflight projects. Internationally, the ASI provides Italy's delegation to the Council of the European Space Agency and to its subordinate bodies as well as representing the country's interests in foreign collaborations. ASI's main headquarters are located in Rome and the agency has direct control over three operational centres; the Centre for Space Geodesy located in Matera in Italy. As well as these ASI has access to its own spaceport, the Broglio Space Centre on the coastal sublittoral of Kenya used only as a communications ground station.
In 2016 ASI's annual revenues budget was €1.6 billion and directly employed around 200 workers. Following a decision by the Council of Ministers, Enrico Saggese became president of the agency on July 3, 2009, to quit on February 2014 amid a corruption scandal, be replaced by Aldo Sandulli. Fabrizio Tuzi presently is the organisation's general manager. Activities started in 1988 but the agency drew extensively on the work of earlier national organisations as well as the consolidated experience of the many Italian scientists, investigating space and astronautics since the end of the 19th century; some of the most outstanding names in Italian space exploration since its inception were the following: Giulio Costanzi, his 1914 writing of space navigation and nuclear propulsion are considered the first Italian contribution to astronautics. Luigi Gussalli, astronautics pioneer since the ‘20s, corresponded with international space scientists such as Oberth and Goddard, he invented a double-reaction jet engine, developed multi-stage rockets, suggested a Moon mission and solar radiation powered spaceships.
Gaetano Arturo Crocco and astronautics pioneer, invented the first all-Italian liquid-fuelled combustion chamber and aided in the development of the gravity assist technique for use on planetary fly-by’s by space probes. Luigi Crocco, son of Gaetano Arturo, an internationally renowned scientist in aerodynamics theory and jet propulsion. Aurelio Robotti, expert on rocket liquid fuels, father of the first Italian liquid-fuelled rocket, AR3. Luigi Broglio, the unanimously recognized father of Italian astronautics, sometimes referred to as the “Italian von Braun”. Under his guide Italy built and operated a satellite in orbit around the Earth and became the first country to deploy an equatorial launching pad, the San Marco, to experiment successful launching from it. Carlo Buongiorno, Broglio's pupil and the first director general of ASI. Early Italian space efforts during the Space Race era were built around cooperation between the Italian Space Commission and NASA supported by the Centro Ricerche Aerospaziali, the aerospace research group of the University of Rome La Sapienza.
This plan, conceived by Luigi Broglio, led to the San Marco programme of Italian-built satellites beginning with the launch of Italy's first satellite, San Marco 1, from Wallops Island. The San Marco project since 1967 was focused on the launching of scientific satellites by Scout rockets from a mobile rigid platform located close to the equator; this station, composed of 3 oil platforms and two logistical support boats, was installed off the Kenya coast, close to the town of Malindi. Italy would launch further satellites in the series using the American Scout rockets like the original, but from its own spaceport; as one of the earliest countries to be engaged in space exploration, Italy became a founder and key partner in the European Launcher Development Organisation and the European Space Research Organisation, established on March 29 and June 14, 1962 respectively. Both of these would merge to form the European Space Agency on April 30, 1975. Further work would continue under the direction of the National Research Council including the launch of an indigenous telecoms/research satellite called SIRIO-1 in 1977.
A planned follow-up mission SIRIO-2 was destroyed in the Ariane 1 L-05 launch failure. During the 1980s it became clear of the need to rationalise and strengthen Italy's position in space research and so the decision was made to create the Italian Space Agency to further coordinate the nation's space activities. ASI's first large scientific satellite mission was BeppoSAX, developed in collaboration with the Netherlands and launched in 1996. Named after Giuseppe “Beppo” Occhialini, an important figure in Italian high-energy physics, the satellite was a mission to study the universe in the X-ray part of the spectrum. Following on from this ASI developed another high-energy astronomical satellite, AGILE for gamma ray astronomy, launched by the Indian Space Research Organisation in 2007. A particular innovation was the use of a single instrument to measure both Gamma rays and hard X-rays. ASI has collaborated on many major international space exploration missions including; the mission has made many ne
Isa is a unisex given name originating from a variety of sources. The name is most derived from the عيسى ‘Isa, an Arabic translation of Jesus, itself having a Hebrew origin. However, it is not the only translation. Meanwhile, Arabic-speaking Christians would use يسوع Yasū‘, a more phonetic translation of Jesus; the origin of the Quranic Isa is detailed below. Isa was used in the Frisian language for both males and females and was a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element "is", meaning ice and iron; the English form of the name "Jesus" is derived from the Latin Iēsus, which in turn comes from the Greek Ἰησοῦς. The Greek is a Hellenized form of the Hebrew name Yēšua, in turn a shortened form of Hebrew Yehōšua or "Joshua" in English. Aramaic and East Syriac, which are ancestral to West Syriac, render the pronunciation of the same letters as ܝܫܘܥ ishoʕ /iʃoʕ/; the Aramaic Bible or the Peshitta preserve this same spelling. The Encyclopedia of the Qur'an by Brill Publishers quotes scholarship that notes that the Greek name Iesous, Ἰησοῦς is known to have represented many different Biblical Hebrew names "Josephus used the Greek name lesous to denote three people mentioned in the Bible whose Hebrew names were not Yeshua', Y'hoshua' or Y'hoshua'.
They were Saul's son Yishwi, the Levhe AbTshua' and Yishwah the son of Asher.... Josephus furnishes important evidence for the wide variety of Hebrew names represented in Greek by Iesous"Also, the classical theologians Clement of Alexandria and Cyril of Jerusalem both stated that the Greek name Iesous was Jesus' original name itself and that the name was not a transliteration of a Hebrew form. There is a major discrepancy between the Hebrew/Aramaic and Muslim Arabic forms of this name, since the Hebrew form of this name has the voiced pharyngeal ʿAyin ע or ʿAyn ع consonant at the end of the name, while the Muslim Arabic form عيسى ʿīsā has the ʿAyn at the beginning of the name. For this reason, some state the Arabic name Isa is related to the Biblical name Esau. Scholars have been puzzled by the use of ʿĪsā in the Qur'an since Christians in Arabia used yasūʿ before and after Islam, itself derived from the Syriac form Yēshūaʿ by a phonetic change; the Encyclopedia of the Qur'an by Brill Publishers states this has come about because many Western scholars have held a "conviction that Jesus' authentic Hebrew name is Yeshua'" and because of this they "have been puzzled by the Qur'an's reference to him as'Isa".
Brill's Encyclopedia of the Qur'an further states "It is not certain that Jesus' original name was Yeshua'" However, the early Syriac/Aramaic form of the name Yeshua, the etymological link with'salvation' in Matthew 1:21, all of the correspondences of Ἰησοῦς in the Greek OT and Second Temple Jewish writings, the common attestation of Yeshua among 1st century Jewish names have led to a consensus among scholars of the gospels that Yeshua was "Jesus"'s original name. "Esau" is not a realistic possibility. With all this in mind, some scholars have proposed a number of explanations. James A. Bellamy of the University of Michigan suggested that the Quranic name is a corruption of Masīḥ itself derived from yasūʿ, suggesting that this resulted from a copyist error and an attempt to conceal the Arabic verb sāʿa/yasūʿu which has obscene connotations. Josef Horovitz on the other hand holds that the Quranic form is meant to parallel Mūsā. Similar pairs are frequently found in the Quran as well which supports this theory.
For example, compare Ismā‘īl and Ibrāhīm or Jālūt and Tālūt. It is thus possible that the Arabs referred to him as Yasaʿ, but the Quran reversed the letters so as to parallel Mūsā. Another explanation given is that in ancient Mesopotamia divine names were written in one way and pronounced in another, thus it is possible. Another explanation is. However, there is no evidence that the Jews have used Esau to refer to Jesus, if Muhammad had unwittingly adopted a pejorative form his many Christian acquaintances would have corrected him. A fourth explanation is that prior to the rise of Islam, Christian Arabs had adopted this form from Syriac. According to the Encyclopaedia of the Qurʼān, "Arabic employs an initial'ayn in words borrowed from Aramaic or Syriac and the dropping of the final Hebrew'ayin is evidenced in the form Yisho
Killzone is a series of first-person shooter and twin sticks shooter video games for Sony Computer Entertainment's video game consoles. The main series and the PlayStation Portable installment were developed by Guerrilla Games, a subsidiary of SCE, the PlayStation Vita installment was developed by Guerrilla Cambridge. Killzone consists of six games, beginning on the PlayStation 2 in November 2004 with Killzone, continued on the PlayStation Portable in October 2006 with Killzone: Liberation. Killzone 2 was released for the PlayStation 3 in February 2009, Killzone 3 was released in February 2011 for the PlayStation 3. Killzone: Mercenary was released for the PlayStation Vita in September 2013, followed by Killzone Shadow Fall, a launch title for the PlayStation 4, in November 2013; the series is set in the 24th century, showing the galactic war between the Interplanetary Strategic Alliance and the Helghan Empire. The Killzone series follows the continuous war between the ISA and Helghast taking place on both ISA Earth colonies and the planet Helghan, the home planet of the Helghast.
The series has featured four main protagonists: Cpt/Col. Jan Templar, Sgt. Tomas "Sev" Sevchenko, mercenary Arran Danner, Shadow Marshal Lucas Kellan; the main antagonist was Helghast Autarch Scolar Visari. After Orlock's death and the unknown details of Stahl's death and the destruction of Helghan, now covered in petrusite, the Helghast now live on Vekta with a giant wall dividing them from the Vektans. "The Black Hand", a Helghast paramilitary terrorist group, was formed under Vladko Tyran, who became an antagonist, along with Lady Hera Visari who has inherited her father's throne. By the end of Killzone Shadow Fall, it is revealed that the main antagonist is Stahl, who managed to survive the events of Killzone 3, but is dispatched by Vektan Security Agency director Thomas Sinclair. Killzone, Killzone 2, Killzone 3, Killzone: Mercenary, Killzone Shadow Fall are first-person shooters. Killzone: Liberation is presented as an isometric twin sticks shooter; the games were developed by Guerrilla Games, except for Killzone: Mercenary, developed by Guerrilla Games' sister studio, Guerrilla Cambridge, published by Sony.
Players can carry two different weapons at any given time. Players can either obtain ammo or swap out their current weapons with any weapon dropped by a downed foe or from those scattered around the various maps. In Killzone 3, players can carry up to three weapons, with the third weapon spot reserved for heavy weapons. Online competitive multi-player features up to 16 players in Killzone, 32 players in Killzone 2, 24 players in Killzone 3 and Shadow Fall, up to 8 players in Mercenary. There are various modes of multiplayer. There is an objective based rotation mode, called Warzone, where players play all game modes one after the other until all modes have been played. Shadow Fall' game modes in Warzone are different. Operations is a new mode for Killzone 3, a cinematic mini-campaign for the multiplayer mode. Killzone 3 features. Shadow Fall has a team deathmatch titled Team Deathmatch. Killzone and Killzone 3 are the only games in the series to feature offline split-screen co-op for two players, while Killzone is the only game in the series to feature offline split-screen multiplayer in the Botzone mode.
Liberation features an online co-op campaign as well as a multiplayer mode that supports up to 6 players in ad-hoc and up to 8 players on infrastructure. Shadow Fall features an online co-op survival mode for up to 4 players. Killzone was released for the PlayStation 2 in 2004; the game is set in 2357, where the Helghast Empire has recovered from its defeat in the First Extrasolar War and launched a blitzkrieg against the outer Interplanetary Strategic Alliance colony planet Vekta. Vekta's orbital Strategic Defense platforms failed during the initial assault, allowing the Helghast to land swarms of soldiers onto the surface and making it difficult for the outnumbered ISA forces. Captain Jan Templar, the main protagonist, his squad are ordered back to the base for reassignment, are sent to find the ISA operative Hakha and the key in his possession. Templar meets other characters who assist him such as Shadow Marshal Luger, a heavy weapons specialist Sergeant Rico Velasquez, Colonel Hakha, a half-Helghast, half-Human spy.
Killzone 2 was released for the PlayStation 3 in 2009. Killzone 2 follows the events of Killzone and Killzone: Liberation, is set on the planet Helghan, the home world of the Helghast who invaded an Interplanetary Strategic Alliance colony. Two years after the Helghast assault on Vekta, the ISA has launched an assault on the enemy's homeworld of Helghan; the ISA goal is to capture the Helghast leader, Scolar Visari and bring the Helghast war machine to a halt. The main protagonists is Sergeant Tomas "Sev" Sevchenko, a battle-hardened veteran of the special forces unit the "Legion" assigned to Alpha team, who go on a mission to take out th
Mount Isa is a city in the Gulf Country region of Queensland, Australia. It came into existence because of the vast mineral deposits found in the area. Mount Isa Mines is one of the most productive single mines in world history, based on combined production of lead, silver and zinc. With an estimated urban population of 21,998 as at June 2016, Mount Isa is the administrative and industrial centre for the state's vast north-western region. Although situated in an arid area, the artificial Lake Moondarra 19 kilometres north of the city on the Leichhardt River provides both drinking water and an area for watersports and recreation. Locals refer to Mount Isa as "The Isa". Due to the lead production in the city, Mount Isa has one of the most intensive air quality monitoring systems in Australia. Concerns have been raised over childhood lead air pollution within the city; the Mount Isa Mines in particular are a source of significant lead pollution. The land around the present day city of Mount Isa was home to the Kalkadoon aboriginal tribe.
The Kalkadoon tribe led a subsistence lifestyle on this land that the white settlers looked at as nothing but poor grazing land, with the odd mineral deposit. As settlers and prospectors pressed further into their lands the Kalkadoon tribe members set out on one of Australia's most successful guerrilla wars in a fight for their lands, their success continued until at Battle Mountain in 1884, with what some historians have called a rush of blood, the tribe attacked a fortified position in large numbers and suffered terrible losses. The weakened state of the tribe made their land more vulnerable to the settlers and soon much of the land was lost. Armed patrols chasing the surviving tribe members and poor grazing lands for the settlers made times hard in the area over the following decades, it is said that a lone prospector, John Campbell Miles, stumbled upon one of the world's richest deposits of copper and zinc during his 1923 expedition into the Northern Territory, but many people do not know that he was taken to the deposits by a young aboriginal man by the name of Kabalulumana.
When Miles inspected the yellow-black rocks in a nearby outcrop, they reminded him of the ore found in the Broken Hill mine that he had once worked at. Upon inspection these rocks were weighty and mineralised. A sample sent away to the assayer in Cloncurry confirmed their value. Miles and four farmers staked out the first claims in the area. Taken with friend's stories of the Mount Ida gold mines in Western Australia, Miles decided upon Mount Isa as the name for his new claim. Mount Isa Post Office opened on 1 August 1924. A location for the town's hospital was chosen in 1929, with a small building completed the following year. In 1931, a larger structure was moved to the site from the closed mining town of Kuridala; the Mount Isa City Library opened in 1974. Mount Isa has a number of heritage-listed sites, including: Camooweal Street: Underground Hospital Camooweal Street: Tent House Mount Isa Mining District: Bower Bird Battery on Mount Isa Mine Lease: Mount Isa Mine Early Infrastructure Nettle Street: Casa Grande Mount Isa at local level is part of the City of Mount Isa, at state level is part of the electoral district of Mount Isa in the Legislative Assembly of Queensland, at federal level is part of the Division of Kennedy in the Australian House of Representatives.
The mayor of Mount Isa, after the 2016 Local Government Elections, is Joyce McCulloch. The City of Mount Isa LGA jurisdiction, covering 43,188 km2, is one of the largest in the world in terms of area and takes in the border town of Camooweal, 188 km to the north-west of Mount Isa and 12 km from the border of the Northern Territory. Mount Isa's industry is dependent on mining. Glencore operates the Mount Isa Mines lease adjacent to the city, which comprises the "Enterprise" underground copper mine, X41 underground copper mine, "Black Star Open Cut" silver-lead zinc mine, metallurgical processing facilities. Silver-lead-zinc ore is mined 20 km to the north at Hilton from the "George Fisher" underground mine, the adjoining "Handlebar Hill" open cut, trucked back to Mount Isa for processing. Mount Isa is in the top two of smelting operations in the country. Copper and lead are smelted on site, with copper anodes and zinc concentrate being transported 900 km to the city and port of Townsville on the east coast.
The lead ingots are transported to a refinery in Britain. The mine is the most significant landmark in the area, with the stack from the lead smelter, standing 270 m tall, visible from all parts of the city and up to 40 km out. In 2008 a Queensland Health report found that more than 10% of children in Mount Isa had blood lead levels above World Health Organization recommendations; the mining operator Glencore denied responsibility and stated that the town has high levels of lead in the soil. However, a more recent study led by Macquarie University environmental engineers has used lead isotope analysis to show conclusively that the lead ingested had originated from smelted ore and not surface deposits. Attractions include the Hard Times Mine at "Outback at Isa" and The Mount Isa Rodeo and Mardi Gras has given Mount Isa the title of "Rodeo Capital of Australia"; the occasion may well triple the city's population in these few days. A memorial has been made for the Rodeo, down Rodeo Drive; the burial place of John Campbell Miles, the founder of Mount Isa, is on the corner of
International Symbol of Access
The International Symbol of Access known as the Wheelchair Symbol, consists of a blue square overlaid in white with a stylized image of a person in a wheelchair. It is maintained as an international standard, ISO 7001 image of the International Commission on Technology and Accessibility, a committee of Rehabilitation International; the ISA was designed by Danish design student Susanne Koefoed in 1968. It was first sketched at a radical design conference mounted by the Scandinavian Students Organization; the group organized a summer study session at Stockholm's art and design college, alternating time between workshop sessions and larger lectures. In these lectures, the tone was set by educator Victor Papanek. In the writings that he formulated during this period, too, he imagined persons who were disabled –both physically challenged and mentally—as figures in need of renewed attention. Although there is no evidence that Papanek met Koefoed, his influence pervaded the seminar where the original ISA was drafted.
Charged with creating a sign-symbol to mark barrier-free accommodations, Koefoed presented an early version of the symbol at the July 1968 exhibition held at the SDO seminar's end. Koefoed's symbol depicts an empty wheelchair; this icon was promoted around Sweden the following year. Karl Mountain, director of Sweden's new Handicapped Institute promoted Koefoed's design to Rehabilitation International. Head of RI's International Commission of Technology and Accessibility, Mountain was asked by RI to form a special committee that would find and deliver a symbol to the group's 1969 convention in Dublin. Mountain's group was asked to choose from six symbols; when Koefoed's symbol was presented, several members complained that it was too austere and illegible. As Mountain noted: "a slight inconvenience with the symbol is the thick lines, which may give an impression of a monogram of letters. With a'head' on the symbol this inconvenience would disappear." Taking the original copy of the design, Mountain would add a circle to the top of the seat to give the impression of a seated figure.
The symbol is seen where access has been improved for wheelchair users, but for other disability issues. The symbol denotes the removal of environmental barriers, such as steps, which helps older people, parents with baby carriages, travellers. Universal design aims to obviate such symbols by creating products and facilities that are accessible to nearly all users from the start; the wheelchair symbol is "International" and therefore not accompanied by Braille in any particular language. Specific uses of the ISA include: Marking a parking space reserved for vehicles used by people with disabilities/blue badge holders Marking a vehicle used by a person with a disability for permission to use a space Marking a public lavatory with facilities designed for wheelchair users Indicating a button to activate an automatic door Indicating an accessible transit station or vehicle Indicating a transit route that uses accessible vehiclesThe ISA is assigned the Unicode code point U+267F, showing as ♿︎ A compatible font such as DejaVu Sans must be installed to view the character.
Building codes such as the California Building Code, require "a white figure on a blue background. The blue shall be equal to Color No. 15090 in Federal Standard 595B." Some disability activists are advocating for a modified access symbol. Sara Hendren and Brian Glenney co-founded the Accessible Icon project, designing the new icon to display an active, engaged image with focus on the person with disability; some disability organizations such as Enabling Unit in India are promoting it, while other disability organizations like Second Thoughts Connecticut reject it as ableist. This version of the symbol is used in the U. S. states of New Connecticut. The Modified ISA is in the permanent collection of Museum of Modern Art. According to Emma Teitel of the Toronto Star, critics say that the modified image would still stigmatize to those who have a disability but do not use a wheelchair. In May 2015, the Federal Highway Administration rejected the new design for use on road signs in the United States, citing the fact that it has not been adopted or endorsed by the U.
S. Access Board, the agency responsible for developing the federal criteria for accessible design; the International Organization for Standardization, which established the regular use of the original symbol under ISO 7001, has rejected the design. Mars, Roman. "Episode 102: Icon For Access". 99% Invisible. Retrieved 12 October 2015. An episode of the 99% Invisible podcast on the Accessible Icon Project
International School Amsterdam
The International School of Amsterdam is a private international school located in the city of Amstelveen, over 11 kilometres away from the city centre of Amsterdam. It hosts students from over 65 countries from pre-kindergarten to 12th grade; the official language and language of instruction of the school is English. Dutch, German, Japanese and Spanish are offered as additional languages. Around 50 other languages are spoken within the school community; the academic program is based on the International Baccalaureate Programme. Founded in 1964, ISA was the first authorized IB World School, offering International Baccalaureate programmes from pre-school through grade 12. In 1997 about 40% of the student body was Japanese; the School is housed in a purpose-built building. Facilities include a four-floor library/media center, a 400-seat theatre, science laboratories and specialist rooms for music and drama. More than 400 computers are joined in a school-wide network. Two gymnasiums, discovery oriented playgrounds and adjacent playing fields are large, well equipped and secure.
ISA is served by Sportlaan tram stop on Line 51 of the Amsterdam Metro. As of March 2019 to the fall of 2020, due to construction, Line 51 is being temporarily replaced by bus line 55; the International School of Amsterdam has built a new addition on campus, due to the fact that more and more faculty and students are arriving in ISA. Construction began in early June 2013 and finished late August 2014. In 2017 they began to build a new gym for the students including a workout room, a rock wall, a new cafeteria. Construction concluded in early 2018; the International School of Amsterdam Homepage US Department of State: ISA