first_imgIsis Young called the local Papa John’s to place an order. It was 2014, her freshman year at the University of Florida, and the guard from Berlin, New Jersey, wanted to treat herself to a pizza dinner, with light cheese and extra sauce.The Papa John’s employee asked for a name on the order, So Young gave her full name. The employee wasn’t sure if they heard correctly, so Young said her name again. The employee paused before answering her.“They were like ‘We don’t think we can serve you,’” Young said of the Papa John’s worker. “And I was like ‘Are you serious?’”That year, the terrorist militant group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, ISIS, gained prominence. Stories about ISIS dominated the news for much of that fall. And in the moment, Young’s association with that name prevented her from getting her dinner.Young is one of the many people whose first name, Isis, forces her to unwillingly share an identity with a dark entity. Isis was the 575th most popular name in the United States in 2013, according to babycenter.org. By 2016, it fell to 3,101st. Still, Young hasn’t felt too affected by the unwanted connection and has managed to find the beauty in her name and disassociate from any negative aspects of it.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe name “Isis” comes from mythology, the Greek name for an Egyptian goddess. That was part of the reason Young got her name.Young’s mother, Denise, was a fan of a TV show called “The Secret of Isis.” The main character of the show was called Andrea Thomas. When she’d say “oh mighty Isis,” she’d transform into her alter ego: Isis, a superhero who took after the Egyptian goddess.Her mom still calls Young and asks her “How you doing, mighty Isis?” Young didn’t know anyone else with her name but she grew up loving it.“I usually got a lot of compliments about my name,” Young said. “It was different.”Andy Mendes | Digital Design EditorYoung first remembers finding out about the “other” ISIS by seeing a news report on television, which took her aback. Her fellow teammate, Gabrielle Cooper, went through something similar.Cooper has a 9-year-old niece named Isis. Cooper said her niece has never had an issue with her name. But Cooper does remember being surprised hearing it on TV.“It was weird that it called itself ISIS,” Cooper said. “I just didn’t feel like that was a scary enough name for your group. When I think of Isis, I think of my niece. I’m not thinking of no terrorist group.”Both Cooper and Young said they haven’t had any issue separating the name Isis from the group. Part of that has been with the use of a nickname.When Young introduces herself, she usually says “My name is Isis, but you can call me Ice.” Cooper said she calls her niece Ice, and that she saved Young’s name in her phone as “Ice” the first time she met her.Young has used that nickname to her advantage in her ventures outside basketball. She works as a broadcaster on Orange Television Network and has a segment in which she sits down and interviews other SU athletes. She calls the segment “The Ice Box.”The nickname has sometimes developed into jokes on the court, too. When Young hits a big shot, her teammates will say that she has “ice in her veins.”Still, she prefers for people to call her Isis in more formal situations and doesn’t shy away from the name.“I didn’t think about it until you just said,” SU head coach Quentin Hillsman said recently. “… All in all I try and call (my players) what their preference is.”Andy Mendes | Digital Design EditorAside from a nickname, Young’s teammates also tease her about her name, which she finds endearing.Her teammates crack jokes on the way to road games, saying that there may be issues with her name at the airport. Sometimes, when she’s on the phone with friends, they’ll joke that the government is listening in because of the mention of the word Isis. Other times, when friends want to tell her that she’s great, they’ll say, “Isis, you’re the bomb.”Young doesn’t mind the jokes, she said, and added that they haven’t gotten old. She finds ways to embrace them.“Some people went up to me one time and said, ‘Oh my god, you’re dangerous,’” Young said. “And I was like, ‘You know what? I like that.’ I’m kind of dangerous, on the court at least. I’m a regular person, I eat ice cream.”Laughing off the jokes and having a sense of understanding is how Young has been able to contend with a name that has so many negative connotations.She feels empowered knowing she was named after a goddess and tries to emulate one in her life. She feels like goddesses are strong in who they are, something she feels she is.Young feels no ill will toward the Papa John’s that wouldn’t take her order that one night, but she could have. She could have taken her friends jokes personally. She could have lost the meaning of her name.That would mean more negativity, though. That’s not what Young wants to do.“It’s a shame it’s being used in this lighting,” Young said. “I’ll just represent a good light of Isis.” Comments Published on November 13, 2017 at 10:44 pm Contact Tomer: [email protected] | @tomer_langer Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more


first_img9 July 2013 Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba has instructed Eskom to work tirelessly to ensure that South Africa’s security of electricity supply is not compromised by the delay in the completion of the country’s new Medupi coal-fired power station. Medupi, under construction in Limpopo province, was unlikely to deliver its first power to the country’s grid by the end of this year as planned, state power company Eskom said on Monday. Medupi’s unit 6, the first of Medupi’s six 800 MW units, was due to deliver its first power to the grid by December 2013. A more realistic target for the first synchronisation of unit 6 to the grid was the second half of 2014, Eskom said. Gigaba has instructed Eskom to provide him with mitigation strategies to ensure an uninterrupted electricity supply given these delays. Eskom CEO Brian Dames said on Monday: “The power system will remain tight, as we have said, and we are working to put initiatives in place. We remain determined to keep the lights on, with the help of all South Africans. This is being done with support from government.” Eskom has been engaging with contractors Hitachi and Alstom to resolve critical technical issues regarding the welding on the station’s boilers and the control and instrumentation systems for its units. The government had “noted the interventions that the Eskom board and executive management have put in place to ensure that there is no further delay to the delivery of power to the grid,” the Department of Public Enterprises said in a follow-up statement on Monday. “Following Minister Gigaba’s instruction, the Eskom board has established a sub-committee focusing on the mega projects which includes Medupi, Kusile, Ingula and 765 transmission lines. The board sub-committee is to closely monitor progress and to report to the minister regularly of any emerging risks that may require his attention and intervention.” Following Gigaba’s concern about the dual role played by Eskom’s finance director as the group capital executive, Eskom’s board has also agreed to split the roles, appointing a new executive for group capital as a matter of urgency to ensure close monitoring of the build programme. Meanwhile, the Department of Public Enterprises said tough action would be taken against those responsible for delaying the launch of the Medupi power station. Gigaba’s spokesperson, Mayihlome Tshwete, said on Monday that contractors who have failed to deliver could be fined or forced to pay back some of the money. Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more


first_imgMassive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… steven walling Related Posts 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Nowcenter_img Tags:#enterprise#Products#saas Syncing with BlackBerry Enterprise server has long been one of the most requested features among Google Apps customers. Especially within the BlackBerry-dominated enterprise space, the fact that there was no way to easily integrate the two platforms was a huge disadvantage. But starting today customers can get their hands on a Google Apps Connector for BlackBerry Enterprise. This means that for the first time, users can get good synchronization of core applications like Gmail and Google Calendar for the first time. The new Connector they launched today will give you some fairly high-quality results. Emails sent to Gmail aren’t true push, but they’ll show up within 60 seconds. You can also read and delete emails and Calendar items with full unity with the online backup; Gmail labels will even translate into BlackBerry folders.Google has been public about plans to get this feature out the door since May, but it’s been a long time coming. Since the company decided that Apps was something they wanted to sell to enterprises, lack of integration with BlackBerry Enterprise server has been an impediment to making that sale. Now that’s changed. IT + Project Management: A Love Affairlast_img read more


first_imgIndian trap shooter Shagun Chowdhury finished a disappointing 20th and failed to qualify for the final round of the women’s trap shooting event at the 2012 London Olympics in London on Saturday.Shagun had a good 23 in the first round, but did miserably in the next two managing 17 and 21 to total 61.Italian Jessica Rossi finished on top of the qualifying round after she created a world record with a score of a perfect 75.last_img


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first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Barcelona midfielder Busquets relieved with Slavia Prague winby Carlos Volcano2 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets admitted relief after their Champions League win over Slavia Prague.Busquets admitted they were made to suffer in the Czech capital. “It’s an important victory,” Busquets said after the win. “We knew we had back-to-back games coming up against them (in Europe) and winning away is always important. It’s really complicated and even group. These three points give us an advantage at the top and we hope to be able to take advantage of that at home in the next game. “(The final minutes) were difficult. We knew they would take risks, put lots of players forward and if we didn’t press it was going to be tough. We had chances but we also suffered quite a bit. They had the game lost and were throwing bodies forward. We had the numbers on the break but we suffered until the end.” On the missed chances, he said: “Sometimes the ball doesn’t want to go in. Our second goal wasn’t the best but it still counts. We have to keep on going.” And on Lionel Messi, who scored the opener, Busquets added: “He’s had a tough start to the season because of injuries. He’s fundamental to the way we play and a lot goes through him. He’s getting his rhythm back but it won’t take him long because he’s the best in the world.” last_img read more


first_imgzoom Finnish engineering company Wärtsilä has introduced the Wärtsilä HY, a fully integrated hybrid power module combining engines, an energy storage system, and power electronics.Optimised to work together through a newly developed energy management system (EMS), the hybrid product is the marine sector’s first hybrid power module of this type produced, thereby “establishing a new industry benchmark in marine hybrid propulsion,” the company said.There is a notable trend in the marine sector towards hybrid propulsion solutions, which are anticipated to represent a significant percentage of all contracted ships within the coming ten years. According to Wärtsilä, the new EMS represents the latest generation integrated control system, and has been specifically designed for this application.The Wärtsilä HY will provide increased operational efficiency and flexibility, resulting in lower fuel consumption, reduced emissions, and improved vessel performance. When operating in ‘Green Mode’ zero emissions can be achieved, the company informed. Smokeless operation is also achievable at all load points and in all operating modes.Furthermore, the reduction in engine operating hours lowers maintenance requirements and extends the intervals between overhauls.Maritime classification society, Lloyds Register (LR) has issued an Approval in Principle (AIP) certificate for the Wärtsilä HY, which will have dedicated versions for each category of vessels, while the first versions being made available will be designed for tugs and medium sized ferries.“This development opens the door to a new era of marine technology that would have been unimaginable until very recently,” Giulio Tirelli, Director, Marine Engineering, Wärtsilä Marine Solutions, said.The Wärtsilä HY is being officially launched at the Nor-Shipping conference and exhibition being held in Oslo, Norway from May 30 to June 2, 2017.On 30 May, the company received its first order for the Wärtsilä HY from Italy-based Rimorchiatori Riuniti, an owner and operator of tugs in the Mediterranean Sea region.The Wärtsilä equipment will be delivered during the second half of 2018, and the new tug is expected to be in service by the beginning of 2019.last_img read more