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Don’t Confuse DC Superheroes Static and Black Lightning

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On October 16, it was reported that Black Panther star Michael B. Jordan is set to produce DC Comics-based film, Static Shock, which follows superhero Static. Although the project was announced back in August at the DC FanDome, we’re now officially learning that Jordan is spearheading it, which is awesome. 

“I’m proud to be a part of building a new universe centered around Black superheroes; our community deserves that. Outlier Society is committed to bringing to life diverse comic-book content across all platforms and we are excited to partner with Reggie and Warner Bros. on this initial step,” Jordan said a statement yesterday.

If you’re familiar with Static, you might also know about Black Lightning, another DC superhero. Some even believe that Black Lightning is the adult version of Static, but that’s not true. Although their superpowers both have to do with electricity, they’re still pretty different.

Static Shock vs. Black Lightning

Static was originally a member of the Teen Titans, and his character first came around in 1993 in the Static #1 comic. Static’s real name is Virgil Ovid Hawkins, and his powers originated when he was exposed to electrical powers when a gang fight (that he was trying to break up) went wrong. This allowed him the ability to manipulate electrical energy. Black Lightning appeared in a 1977 comic titled Black Lightning #1. The older superhero, Jefferson Pierce, is an academic who is more like Batman or Iron Man — he originally didn’t have superpowers, just strength and training.

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Black Lightning’s powers came from his belt, which could “channel force fields.” He eventually was given superhuman abilities in later versions of the comics, and became able to take electricity from his body and direct it at others like lightning bolts of power. Notably, Black Lightning was was DC’s first Black superhero with his own series and he was also created by a Black artist named Trevor Von Eeden when he was only 17 years old. 

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Static and Black Lightning each had their own dedicated series and appearances. Static had his own animated TV series, Static Shock, in 2000 on WB, appeared as an adult version of himself in the Justice League Unlimited episode “The Once and Future Thing, Part 2: Time, Warped” in 2005, and also appeared in an episode of Young Justice called “Beneath” which aired in 2012. Black Lightning actually appeared in Static Shock, as well as Batman: The Brave and the Bold episode “Enter the Outsiders!” in 2009, as well as a couple episodes in Young Justice: Invasion.

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Black Lightning got his own live action TV series on the CW (called Black Lightning), which premiered in 2018 and stars Cress Williams as the titular superhero. The series is still going strong, with a fourth season ordered by the CW (it’s set to premiere in January 2021 — if the crew is able to film and produce safely). 

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Radhika Apte reveals real reason why she got married

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Radhika Apte needs no introduction to Kollywood fans after her appearance as Superstar Rajinikanth’s wife in ‘Kabali’ directed by Pa Ranjith.  The intense actress impressed with her performance of a meek girl to a mother of a grown-up and especially her reunion scene with Rajini took the audience on an emotional ride.

Radhika is happily married to her British boyfriend Benedict Taylor who is a singer and she shuttles between Mumbai and London to balance her personal and professional life.

Radhika Apte in her most recent interaction with Vikranth Massey on social media from London has admitted that she does not believe in the institution of marriage.  When asked why she got married the talented performer replied that it is easier for married people to get a British visa and that’s why she and her man opted for it in 2012.

Radhika is currently chilling with Taylor in their London home during the lockdown and will soon start filming her next English film ‘Noor Inayat Khan’ in which she plays a spy based on a true story.

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Jacqueline Fernandez shares picture of her being in ‘happy place’

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Actor Jacqueline Fernandez is working on a secret project where she found herself in a ‘happy place’. Taking it to Instagram on Sunday, the 35-year-old actor shared a picture dressed up like a traffic police officer as she is seen laughing her heart out.

“How was everyone’s Sunday?? Fun project coming up soon! #myhappyplace,” wrote Fernandez along with a picture where she is also seen holding a coffee mug. The ‘Kick’ actor also shared a few Instagram stories of her getting ready for the upcoming project.

Recently, the actor extended gratitude to her fans after the number of Instagram followers hit the 46 million mark.

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Why an ‘active’ approach to risk modelling is key to navigating markets today

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Whether investors are aiming for a cautious approach or a riskier investment profile with the potential for higher returns, Architas’ Blended Fund range is designed to match a range of investor risk appetites. And like many asset managers, Architas predominantly uses two approaches to define asset allocation within the five risk bands used in the Blended Range – strategic and tactical.

Whilst risk model provider EValue’s quantitative approach to asset allocation takes into account the long-term performance of different asset classes and the likely future performance given current valuations, along with long-term measures of volatility and correlations with other asset classes. Yet as with most systems of its kinds, EValue focuses on the long term; it is unable to analyse short-term market movements and fluctuations. So whilst it would have seen that in Q1 2020 markets fell by a record percentage before rebounding, it will not be able to factor in the cost of the coronavirus and lockdown and its impact on markets. Similarly, it is not able to consider ongoing Brexit woes, geo-political trade wars or the outcome of the US election in 2020.

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