Mike Vick's Bankruptcy Case Officially Closed After Paying Back $17 Mil


Mike Vick

Bankruptcy Case Officially Closed

… After Paying Back $17 Mil

2/12/2018 12:31 PM PST


Mike Vick is officially out of the hole — a judge has closed the book on his bankruptcy case after the ex-NFL star paid back more than $17 million in debt. 

Vick filed for Chapter 11 back in 2008 after the infamous dog-fighting scandal — when he lost his NFL salary and several lucrative endorsement deals. Vick owed approximately $17.6 MILLION to dozens of creditors.

But, Vick busted his ass to pay off his debts ever since he was reinstated with the Eagles in 2009. He reportedly made nearly $50 million in NFL salary in his 2nd stint in the league. 

According to the docs, the outstanding debt was owed to Bank of America (related to one of his properties), BMW financial services, and his friendly neighborhood tax collector.

Vick made his final payment back in November — and now a judge has officially closed the case, granting Vick’s discharge and final decree. 


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‘Dirty dancing’ Westerners deported from Cambodia

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Seven Westerners arrested last month for allegedly posting pornographic photos on social media of themselves engaged in sexually suggestive dancing have been deported from Cambodia, a court official said on Monday.

Yim Srang, a court spokesman in the northwestern province of Siem Reap, said the court decided that the seven – who were freed on bail last week – could no longer stay in Cambodia.

Ten young Westerners – five from Britain, two from Canada, and one each from Norway, the Netherlands and New Zealand – were detained when police raided a commercially organised party at a rented villa in Siem Reap town and found people dancing by a swimming pool at an event described as a pub crawl. Siem Reap is near the famous Angkor Wat temple complex. Three of the 10 considered organisers of the event were denied bail.

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Police said those caught in the raid had been “dancing pornographically” and offended Cambodian standards of morality. Offenders face a year in jail if convicted of posting allegedly pornographic photos.

Ouch Sopheaktra, one of the group’s lawyers, said the seven Westerners left Cambodia last week. He said no money had been deposited for their release on bail and the charges against them remain.

“The seven have been ordered to leave Cambodia temporarily and now they have already arrived in their home countries,” Ouch Sopheaktra said.

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The only women among the 10 detained people, Canadians Eden Kazoleas and Jessica Drolet, arrived by plane in Toronto on Friday night and spoke briefly to the press.

“I’m very happy to be home, I’m grateful to be in Canada,” said Kazoleas, a 19-year-old from Alberta.

She thanked Cambodian authorities for their “understanding” during the incident.

“I did not know, nor did I think attending a pool party would be offensive in Cambodian culture,” Kazoleas said. “I apologise to anyone who thinks it was, but … when I attended the party I was not taking part in any pornographic dancing or anything the media suggests I was doing and I am very disappointed in the way I was represented.”

Drolet, a 26-year-old from Ontario, expressed similar sentiments.

The two women said they were happy to have each other’s company during the ordeal.

“I was lucky to have Jessica in there with me,” Kazoleas said. “As much as I wish she didn’t have to go through it, I couldn’t have done it without her.”

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Asian Markets Mostly Higher After Wall Street Rebound


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( – Asian stock markets are mostly higher on Monday, attempting to recover from the sharp losses recorded last week, following the rally on Wall Street and as oil prices rebounded in Asian trades after falling on Friday. Nevertheless, investors braced for volatility amid lingering concerns about the outlook for interest rates. The Japanese market is closed for a public holiday.

The Australian market is declining despite the rally on Wall Street, as weak gold and oil prices weighed on resources stocks. Investors are also cautious as they digested earnings results of major local companies.

In late-morning trades, the benchmark S&P/ASX 200 Index is declining 31.20 points or 0.53 percent to 5,806.80, off a low of 5,791.30 earlier. The broader All Ordinaries Index is down 31.90 points or 0.54 percent to 5,905.60. Australian shares lost ground on Friday following the weak cues from Wall Street and other regional markets.

In the oil sector, Santos and Woodside Petroleum are losing more than 1 percent each, while Oil Search is declining almost 2 percent after crude oil prices fell on Friday and entered correction mode.

Among the big four banks, ANZ Banking, Commonwealth Bank, Westpac and National Australia Bank are lower in a range of 0.7 percent to 1.1 percent.

Gold miner Newcrest Mining is declining more than 1 percent and Evolution Mining is losing more than 2 percent after gold prices edged lower on Friday.

Bucking the trend, the major miners are mostly higher. Rio Tinto is rising 0.6 percent and BHP Billiton is adding 0.7 percent, while Fortescue Metals is down more than 1 percent.

Aurizon Holdings reported a 52 percent increase in profit for the first half compared to last year, when results were weighed by impairments and one-off items. The rail freight operator’s shares are rising more than 3 percent.

Shares of Amcor are advancing more than 1 percent after the global packaging company reported a 15 percent increase in its half-year profit.

JB Hi-Fi said its first-half profit grew 37 percent and revenue rose 41 percent after a health performance in the Christmas period. However, the home electronics and entertainment retailer’s shares are losing almost 8 percent.

On the economic front, Australia will see December data for credit card purchases and balances today.

In the currency market, the Australian dollar rebounded above the $0.78 level on Monday. The local unit was quoted at US$0.7815, up from US$0.7776 on Friday.

Elsewhere in Asia, Shanghai and New Zealand are also edging lower, while South Korea, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Taiwan are all higher. The markets in Japan are closed on Monday for the National Foundation Day holiday.

On Wall Street, stocks closed notably higher on Friday in a volatile session, partly due to bargain hunting after the steep losses seen in the previous session. Traders may also have reacted positively to news that lawmakers managed to end a brief government shutdown with a bill raising spending caps and funding the government until March 23rd.

The Dow surged up 330.44 points or 1.4 percent to 24,190.90, the Nasdaq jumped 97.33 points or 1.4 percent to 6,874.49 and the S&P 500 shot up 38.55 points 1.5 percent to 2,619.55.

The major European markets showed notable moves to the downside on Friday. The U.K.’s FTSE 100 Index slumped 1.1 percent, while the German DAX Index and the French CAC 40 Index tumbled by 1.3 percent and 1.4 percent, respectively.

Crude oil futures plunged Friday, entering correction mode along with U.S. stocks. March WTI oil fell $1.95 or 3.2 percent to settle at $59.20 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange, the lowest settlement since December 22.

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Veteran actor Vikram Gokhale’s character in Aiyaary is controversial, here’s proof



After much trepidation, Neeraj Pandey’s Aiyaary is releasing on February 16 after Akshay Kumar’s Pad Man released this week. There was a controversy surrounding its release that the film release was to get postponed because of the trouble from Indian defence ministry. Well, the trouble is all ironed out now since the film is releasing this Friday. It has Manoj Bajpayee, Sidharth Malhotra in lead roles along with Rakul Preet as female lead.

Veteran actor Vikram Gokhale’s character in Aiyaary is controversial, here’s proof

So now, according to a newspaper report, veteran actor Vikram Gokhale who also is in the movie has a rather controversial role much similar to a real life character. For the uninitiated, the film is about the controversial Adarsh Scam of 2010 which embroiled a lot of high profile bureaucrats and politicians.

Gokhale is seen potraying the character of a Chief of Army, who bears a striking resemblance to a now retired armyman who was embroiled in the housing scam. Guess who that is? Well, the housing society is a 31 storeyed building in Colaba for the wives and kin of martyred army men.

Also Read: Here’s how Aiyaary makers tweaked the details about the Adarsh scam

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Mother of MLB's Elias Diaz Rescued After Being Kidnapped by Dirty Cops


MLB’s Elias Diaz

Mom Rescued After Being Kidnapped

… Dirty Cops Arrested

2/12/2018 12:44 PM PST

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The mother of Pirates catcher Elias Diaz has been safely recovered 3 days after she was abducted in Venezuela … and several dirty cops have been booked for carrying out the kidnapping.

Elias’ mom, 72-year-old Ana Soto, went missing last Thursday in their hometown of Maracaibo — the state capital of Zulia, Venezuela — shortly after Elias left her at home. 

On Sunday, a group of national and local police officers were able to pull off a rescue mission and place her 6 captors under arrest — 5 of whom were on the Zulia state police force, according to BBC.

The head of Venezuela’s investigative police dept. says no ransom was paid for the return of Ana — who is reportedly in good health despite the incident. 

The Pirates released a statement after hearing the news, saying they are “relieved and overjoyed” … and “incredibly grateful for the swift and effective work of the local law enforcement officials.”

FYI, Venezuelan sports stars and their families being targeted is nothing new. Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos was kidnapped back in 2011 … and more recently, Tigers superstar Miguel Cabrera claimed his family was in grave danger, specifically mentioning dirty cops.

Diaz, 27, was the Pirates’ backup catcher last season, hitting .223 in 188 at-bats. He’s expected to report to the team’s training camp Monday in Pittsburgh.

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Airbus drone set to deliver parcels throughout a Singapore university campus


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Airbus completed its first flight demonstration of an air vehicle which will eventually deliver parcels to stations around a university campus in Singapore.

Unmanned drones will begin flying between parcel stations on campus by the middle of the year. The drones will land on roofs of stations, where a robotic arm will retrieve a package and place it in an individual locker. Customers can then pick up their package at any hour from the lockers.

CNBC attended the initial flight demonstration at the National University of Singapore campus where the drone appeared quite large and carried a packaged shirt inside.

The drone can carry between two to four kilogrammes, under nine pounds. The machine weighs approximately 25 kilogrammes, which is about 55 pounds.

A representative from the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore said the eventual plan is to roll out the drone parcel delivery system across the city-state, so long as it’s done in phases.

Airbus is joining the race to dominate the highways of the sky against competition from tech giants Google and Amazon.

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Ekta Kapoor and Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari team up for a light hearted love story! Details inside



Ekta Kapoor, whose unique approach to content has led to clutter breaking films and ideas is set to unite with celebrated filmmaker Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari, whose directorial ventures, Nil Battey Sannata and Bareilly Ki Barfi, won her many accolades and awards.

The two women and their love for cinema have driven them to collaborate and tell heartfelt stories of life. Talking about teaming up with Ashwiny, producer Ekta Kapoor said, “I love the way she works and I really believe in the fact that her characters and story-telling dig deep and explore a lot more than just the surface. They are simple characters but with so much depth in it”

Ekta Kapoor and Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari team up for a light hearted love story! Details inside

They have locked down on two films together. Their first is a coming of age, romantic comedy of a married couple being directed by Ashwiny, followed by a light-hearted love story of hope and happiness, which will be directed by a debutante who both Ashwiny and Ekta will Mentor.

The two women will be co-producing the same under their respective banners, Balaji Motion Pictures and Earthsky pictures. With this Ashwiny is all set to foray into being a producer as well.

Looking forward to this collaborative effort, Ashwiny adds, “The collaboration is so beautiful because together we are set to ally on our understanding of human relationships and insights, albeit with a lot of quirk.”

Also Read: BREAKING: Ekta Kapoor collaborates with Shree Narayan Singh for film on The Milkman Of India – Dr. Verghese Kurien

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