Monday, March 07, 2011

Batman's Muslim Sidekick

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Nightrunner is a well trained athlete in parkour (free running) from the Clichy-sous-Bois of Paris. He was recruited by Bruce Wayne and Dick Grayson to be France's representative of Batman Incorporated.

Origin

Bilal and Aarif
Bilal and Aarif

Bilal Asselah, a French-Algerian was raised by his single mother on the outskirts of Paris, France. Though peaceful, on Bilal's 16th birthday, he and his friend Aarif were caught in the middle of a French-Muslim protest, and beaten mercilessly by the police force. After they both healed, Aarif gave Bilal a gift including the music of Leni Urbana, an urban representative of the Muslim people in France, urging Bilal to listen to her words. That night Aarif was killed by police after he set fire to their station. After hearing of his friend's death, Bilal would forever be changed. He stated sympathizing with the protestors, and would find solace in becoming a talented parkour athlete. In order to help his people's cause, Bilal decided to adopt a masked identity and would become the vigilante, Nightrunner.

Creation

Nightrunner was created by writer David Hine in order to create a French representative of Grant Morrison's Batman Incorporated. Nightrunner would first appear in the 2010 annuals of Detective Comics and Batman, drawn by artist Agustin Padilla. Writer Kyle Higgins and artist Trevor McCarthy would expand on Nightrunner's origins in the back up feature of these issues.

Character Evolution

Nightrunner was originally an untrained amateur vigilante running across the rooftops of Paris France. During a chance encounter with both Bruce Wayne and Dick Grayson as Batman, it is decided that he should be the French representative of Batman Incorporated after extensive training under Dick Grayson.

Batman's Muslim Sidekick

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Batman's Muslim Sidekick
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Nightrunner is a well trained athlete in parkour (free running) from the Clichy-sous-Bois of Paris. He was recruited by Bruce Wayne and Dick Grayson to be France's representative of Batman Incorporated.

Origin

Bilal and Aarif
Bilal and Aarif

Bilal Asselah, a French-Algerian was raised by his single mother on the outskirts of Paris, France. Though peaceful, on Bilal's 16th birthday, he and his friend Aarif were caught in the middle of a French-Muslim protest, and beaten mercilessly by the police force. After they both healed, Aarif gave Bilal a gift including the music of Leni Urbana, an urban representative of the Muslim people in France, urging Bilal to listen to her words. That night Aarif was killed by police after he set fire to their station. After hearing of his friend's death, Bilal would forever be changed. He stated sympathizing with the protestors, and would find solace in becoming a talented parkour athlete. In order to help his people's cause, Bilal decided to adopt a masked identity and would become the vigilante, Nightrunner.

Creation

Nightrunner was created by writer David Hine in order to create a French representative of Grant Morrison's Batman Incorporated. Nightrunner would first appear in the 2010 annuals of Detective Comics and Batman, drawn by artist Agustin Padilla. Writer Kyle Higgins and artist Trevor McCarthy would expand on Nightrunner's origins in the back up feature of these issues.

Character Evolution

Nightrunner was originally an untrained amateur vigilante running across the rooftops of Paris France. During a chance encounter with both Bruce Wayne and Dick Grayson as Batman, it is decided that he should be the French representative of Batman Incorporated after extensive training under Dick Grayson.

SUPPORT FOR THE CHRISTCHURCH EARTHQUAKE DISASTER FUND

New Zealand Prime Minister has urged people around the world to donate to “the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal”, where donations can be made at www.christchurchearthquakeappeal.govt.nz to help the victims.

There are intentions to invite celebrity talk show hosts like Oprah or David Letterman to rally people around the world to donate to the above fund that was established by the New Zealand Government.

Mr Key told NewstalkZB today. "We are talking two years before you see very much, five years you will see quite a bit, 10 years you will see a lot." The rebuild of Christchurch would be "a 15-year job", he said.

As part of the donation drive, parts of the proceeds of my books, will be donated to the fund, click HERE

photos of some of Christchurch's hardest hit buildings

from before and after the earthquake.

The Canterbury TV (CTV) building

Christchurch's Anglican Cathedral

The Catholic Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament

The Regent Theatre

The Provincial Chambers

The Carlton Hotel

The Pyne Gould Corporation building

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MALAYSIA Airline crew held for stealing iPhone

Airline crew arrested in iPhone theft case
Amira Agarib

7 March 2011
DUBAI — The Dubai Public Prosecution is interrogating an airline crew member, who was arrested by the Dubai Police for alleged theft of a iPhone of a Russian woman.

On February 8 at around 6pm, the airport security of the Dubai Police was informed about the theft at the Dubai International Airport Terminal-2. The Russian woman said that around 4pm she came to the airport to travel back to her country. At the inspection point, she put her iPhone 4G along with her belt and bag before going through the metal detector. After that, she took her belt and bag, and went to complete her travelling procedures.

She was at the passport control area when she remembered that she forgot to take her phone. But it was not found at the inspection point when she returned and asked about the phone. On receipt of the complaint, the police set a team in coordination with the monitor team at the airport operation room. When they reviewed the surveillance cameras, they saw that a tall man wearing green dress taking the phone. From his dress it was assumed that the man is an airline crew of a Malaysian airline company.

The suspect was arrested within half hour from reporting the incident. According to the police the suspect confessed to taking the phone while he passed through the inspection point. The phone was recovered from his possession.