1Utama 2010 Countdown Concert @ Central Park Avenue
31 December 2009 8pm, Central Park Avenue (Road will be closed)
Celebrate this new year with Asia’s Legendary Music Band – Beyond from Hong Kong, Pop Shuvit, HaoRen 朱浩仁, Joe Flizzow, Will 黄威尔, Crossfire, Alvin 钟健桦 and Azizi at 1 Utama Shopping Centre. Be memerised with the spectacular international musical firework presentation when the clock ticked.
There’s International Musical Firework Presentation! Hopefully it’s good and get a good spot to see the fireworks, it will be the park there.
Admission is FREE. Get up-close with your favourite artistes at 2010 ZONE with 2010 PASS from 2010 Countdown Concert’s partners today!
2x complimentary passes for any purchase or just flash your valid ONECARD.
- Valid from 20 December onwards till all passes are given out.
- Valid for purchase at any outlet except Cold Storage and outlets located at Centre Court and Courtyard.
- Redeemable at Customer Service Centre, Ground Floor Highstreet.
On the other hand the Curve, e@Curve and Ikano Power Centre will have own countdown party as well, and features exciting performers, dancers and a superb fireworks and light display. The artiste line-up includes Faizal Tahir, Jaclyn Victor, Meet Uncle Hussain, Jym, Kay, Diplomats of Drums and Kuala Lumpur Drumline Corps. Popular DJ Joey G and international model Kylie Chapman will be the party’s emcees.
I might be in 1U for the countdown. Where will you be going? Any other suggestion? Don’t want to go KL countdown lo too jam… Pavilion, Bukit Bintang, Sg Wang, KLCC sure jam… Some road will be closed for the countdown party too. So if you want go KL for countdown I suggest you to take public transport LRT as the business hours will be extended till 3am if I get the info correctly.
Joy is the satisfaction of traveling more than a 700 kilometeres without having to fuel up! Yup it’s amazing.
At the end of the session we were given a nice and cute thumb drive loaded with photos. It’s really nice!
Not forgetting I won myself RM600 Petronas vouchers! woot! I just need to complete a few questions about Petronas Dynamic Diesel and fuel saving tips.
Here’s my 5 fuel saving tips!
1) Do not carry things that’s not necessary in your car that will make your car heavier.
2) Check your tyre pressure make sure it’s always at the recommended pressure.
3) Do not speed at junction or make emergency break always.
4) Check and service your car as schedule.
5) Use the right petrol that suitable for your car.
Last few days to end of the month and end of the year and end of Xpax XXL Bonus too. It’s going to end this month. To enjoy the XXL Bonus, you just need to reload RM50 and above and utilized the amount above RM50 and you will be entitled for the Bonus automatically. Check out the details here : Bonus Details
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Lotus F1 boss Tony Fernandes, who also runs AirAsia , had hoped to bring Petronas on board given that his team have government support and his airline is a major purchaser of aviation fuel but failed. Petronas is now Mercedes F1 team title Sponsor for 5 years!
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian state oil and gas company Petronas will be title sponsor of the Mercedes Formula One team next season, Mercedes announced yesterday.
The team, formerly champions Brawn GP, will become Mercedes GP Petronas with the oil company’s branding across the car and team liveries in what they said was a long-term agreement.
“The new title partnership also paves the way for future collaborations between the two companies,” Mercedes added in a statement.
They said Petronas would be able to “generate sustainable business growth, particularly in their downstream lubricants market, through the strategic partnership and business alliance with Mercedes-Benz.”
Mercedes said their 2010 car would be presented in their new livery for the first test of the new season at the Valencia circuit in Spain on Feb 1.
Petronas, who previously sponsored the BMW-Sauber team, will continue to be the title backer of the Malaysian Grand Prix – the third round of the season at Sepang on April 4.
“Petronas’ home base in Kuala Lumpur is located in the middle of a fast-growing region for the automotive industry which makes this new partnership even more valuable,” said Mercedes motorsport vice-president Norbert Haug.
The deal with Mercedes will be a blow to both Swiss-based Sauber, in urgent need of sponsors after the withdrawal of BMW at the end of the season, as well as the new Malaysian-backed Lotus team.
Lotus F1 boss Tony Fernandes, who also runs AirAsia , had hoped to bring Petronas on board given that his team have government support and his airline is a major purchaser of aviation fuel.
The Lotus car company is also owned by Malaysian state car company Proton.
Mercedes have signed Germany’s Nico Rosberg as one driver and are widely expected to have seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher as the other if he makes a comeback at the age of 41. — Reuters
Schumacher will partner compatriot Nico Rosberg in the team that won the drivers’ and constructors’ titles in 2009 in its former guise as Brawn. I will start watching F1 now when Michael Schumacher is back. Haha he’s my idol la.
Schumacher to return to F1 with Mercedes
BERLIN (AP): Seven-time Formula One champion Michael Schumacher is coming out of retirement to drive for Mercedes in 2010, saying he expects to contend for the title again.
The German, who turns 41 on Jan. 3, announced his comeback on Wednesday after three years away from the sport that he dominated for the first half of the decade.
“Three years of absence gave back all the energy that I’m feeling right now,” Schumacher said in a telephone conference. “I feel ready for some serious stuff.”
“I still feel absolutely on the edge. It’s thrilling and exciting,” he said. “I believe I can be absolutely competitive.” Schumacher, who will partner Nico Rosberg in an all-German team for the 2010 season, said he and Mercedes are in discussions about a deal through the 2012 season.
“We are talking about a three-year deal. It’s not a one-off thing,” Schumacher said. “We are looking for some continuation.”
Financial terms were not disclosed, but Germany’s Bild daily – which first broke news of the deal – reported that Schumacher would earn euro7 million ($10 million) under an initial one-year contract.
Schumacher competed in 249 F1 races from 1991-2006 with Jordan, Benetton and Ferrari. He won the F1 driver’s championship in 1994 and 1995 and five straight years from 2000-2004. He set records with 91 race wins and several other milestones in the sport which still stand.
“Our aim can only be to fight for the championship,” Schumacher said. “Yes, there will be strong competition … but I’m absolutely thrilled to be back in this one.”
Schumacher had planned a short-term comeback with Ferrari last season to fill in for the injured Felipe Massa, but he had to call that off due to a neck injury from a motorcycle accident.
“I made sure myself, and 100 percent with the neck there are no more issues,” he said. “There has been enough time now for it to heal completely.”
Schumacher had been working as a consultant with Ferrari since his retirement, attending some F1 races. He said he had not envisioned a permanent comeback until approached by Mercedes team principal Ross Brawn – the man who oversaw the German’s seven world titles: five with Ferrari and two with Benetton.
Brawn said he was convinced that Schumacher would be competitive.
“He’s the best judge of what he can do and I trust him implicitly, and he told me he can do it so I’m very confident,” Brawn said. “He’s always been his own best critic.”
Mercedes took over the Brawn GP team that won the drivers’ and constructors’ championships in its first season in 2009, taking over the Honda team after the Japanese car maker pulled out of the sport.
Jenson Button, who won the drivers’ title with Brawn, has since left for McLaren while Rubens Barrichello has gone to Williams.
Schumacher’s return gives him a chance to pay back Mercedes, which steered his pre-F1 career.
“The one reason I seriously thought about my return is its because an old friend asked me,” Schumacher said. “Mercedes gave me a chance to enter Formula One and throughout the years we were never able to work together, but now I have that chance. I am happy to give back for what Mercedes gave me in the early days.”
“I was not thinking I would have an offer,” Schumacher said. “I could not have imagined I would have returned. Due to this special combination, that no one could have planned in advance, I just thought, ‘Why not?”‘ Schumacher acknowledged that parting company with Ferrari was “certainly not an easy step.”
He said he still feels “strong solidarity and loyalty to these guys who have accompanied me and have always built great cars for me.”
Rosberg said it would be “fantastic” to have Schumacher as his new teammate.
“It’s a great challenge for me to be up against one of the best drivers of all time,” he said. “I’m sure that we will form a very strong partnership as he will have lost none of his speed.”
Earlier report: Schumacher agrees to drive for Petronas sponsored Mercedes
FRANKFURT (AP) – Former Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher has reportedly signed a one-year deal to drive for Mercedes in 2010.
On Monday Mercedes announced that Malaysian state oil and gas company Petronas will be title sponsor of the Mercedes Formula One team next season, Mercedes announced yesterday
On Wednesday German newspaper Bild said that Schumacher, the seven-time champion, who retired in 2006, signed the deal at the team’s offices in Brackley, England, on Tuesday.
Schumacher, a former Ferrari driver, has been heavily linked with a move to the former Brawn GP team, which won last year’s drivers’ and constructors’ titles.
The 40-year-old German driver attempted a brief return in August to replace injured Ferrari driver Felipe Massa but a serious neck injury kept him from driving.
Hmm I was wondering why my BlackBerry constantly connected and disconnected from the network and most of the time only I could get “edge” in small cap instead of “EDGE” big cap. When you see “EDGE” meaning you are connected to the network and able to send / receive emails and surf and IM or twitter. Arghhh, what happened to Research in Motion – RIM?
I have been searching high and low and found some source said it’s North America, but how come I can’t be connected to “EDGE” and affected? I’m not sure whether my case is related or not, but I don’t see any other BlackBerry users complaining about it?? Are you are BlackBerry user? Can you confirm whether is there any outage these few days? It’s really driving my crazyyyy….!
BlackBerry users hit by eight-hour outage
* BlackBerry didn’t give reason for outage, which ended around 2:45 a.m. ET
* At one point, 100% of North American customers were affected
* A similar outage hit BlackBerry system last week
* Research in Motion says it has about 32 million global BlackBerry subscribers
(CNN) — BlackBerry customers throughout North America were without e-mail and Internet services for more than eight hours after a widespread outage that lasted until early Wednesday.
Customers began receiving e-mails again around 2:45 a.m. ET. Initial reports of outages came from BlackBerry around 6:30 p.m.
BlackBerry did not give a reason for the outage. It was the second such outage for users in less than a week.
At one point, BlackBerry estimated 100 percent of its customers in North America were affected by the outage, according to an e-mail sent to customers.
“BlackBerry subscribers may be unable to send or receive messages. Subscribers may also be unable to register their device, roam in another location, or use other services such as Internet browsing,” the e-mail said.
“BlackBerry Internet Service subscribers may be unable to use the BlackBerry Internet Service web site or perform activities such as creating new accounts, integrating third-party email accounts, or viewing email attachments.”
Research in Motion Ltd., maker of the devices, said it had about 32 million global BlackBerry subscribers as of the end of August.
BlackBerry phones run on multiple wireless carriers, including AT&T, Sprint Nextel and Verizon.
A car has thousands of components, and it will be impossible to check that all are in order. However, checking the important parts is essential for safety and ensures that you are not being short-changed. The below guide serves as a checklist for you to examine your new vehicle.
Do make sure that all the keys and remote controls are working. A key could cost up to few hundred to replace. As mine will be the keyless remote, it will cost me a boom!
Keyless Entry (Lock and unlock using remote) * 2 (Normally)
Manual Entry (Lock and unlock using key)
Alarm reset switch
Power Windows (Check that the driver side auto window is working)
Windows control Lock
Electric Mirrors Control ( Up, Down, Left & Right )
Folding Mirrors (Check that the Mirrors can be retractable by either manual or electrical folding.)
Things to look out for:
Test auto-transmission for shock while engaging gear.
Make sure that the brake has to be depressed to shift out of Park mode.
Make sure that the car can only start in Neutral or Park mode.
Steering wheel properly aligned
Steering wheel adjusting lever
Bonnet release lever
Boot release lever
Fuel tank release lever
Check for stains and holes on seats
Seat adjuster (Forward, backward, recline)
Seat belts (Check that the Seat belts lock when pulled hard)
Seat belts height adjuster
Check for scratches and dents on the trims
Check for stains on carpets
Air-con vents (Check that they are able to move freely)
Moonroof (Opens and closes fully)
Check that car plate is correct
Check that body surface is free from dents and scratches.
Check that windows and windscreens are free from stains and scratches
Check that lights are clear and undamaged
Check that door handles are working
Check that tyres are free from holes and punctures
Check that rims are free from scratches
Check that the radio antenna is working
Check that fuel cap is secured
Under The Bonnet
Engine Oil level
Brake Fluid level
Battery Water level
Transmission Fluid level
Air-Conditioning gas level
Check engine compartment with any obvious defects and damage
Inside the Boot
Road Tax Disc
Vehicle log card
Certificate of insurance
Car owner manual
Check tyres pressure (sometimes it might be over pressure, check the recommended pressure)
Cruise control (if any)
All goodies promised are given
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So it’s confirmed that the credit card holder need to pay RM50 for the tax yearly? The answer is “Yes“.
Alright I’m gonna cancel all of my Credit Cards and keep 2 cards. I have 6 Credit Cards in total, so now I will keep only the most frequent use card in case of emergency and I would say credit card is useful to me as I do not bring excessive cash with me because feel more secure that way. Moreover, it’s actually very convenient as we may make payment by installment using the credit card. Furthermore we could collect points and enjoy discounts that normally given to credit card to attract customer to use that card.
What about you? How many cards do you have? Do you plan to cancel all your credit cards or just pay RM50 because the amount is not significant to you? Potong your credit card or not? Haha.
I’m canceling my Citibank AirAsia card. If you want to cancel Citibank Credit Card coz do not want to pay RM50 tax act fast, download the form here and send it to them to process the cancellation.
Credit card tax for existing users to start on anniversary date
By CHAN LI LEEN and JOSHUA FOONG
KUALA LUMPUR: Applicants issued with new credit and charge cards next year will have to pay the RM50 service tax upfront.
For existing card holders, the charge will be imposed on the anniversary date of cards.
Second Finance Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah, who confirmed this with The Star yesterday, said the Government would impose the service tax for credit and charge cards from next year.
“Existing cardholders will only be charged the service tax through their issuing banks upon the aniversary date of the card.
“For example, if the card’s anniversary date is in January, then you pay the tax in January. But if the date is in April, then you only pay the tax in April,” he added.
The minister’s clarification puts to rest nagging doubts among the millions of credit card holders in the country who have been raising queries since Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak announced the new tax when he unveiled Budget 2010 in October.
Najib, who is also the Finance Minister, had said that a RM50 service tax for principal credit and charge cards and a RM25 for supplementary cards would be imposed from January.
This has led to card holders asking if the charges will be imposed from Jan 1 or on the anniversary dates of the cards, which are usually issued for a three-year period.
Those holding a string of cards were most eager to know before deciding to cancel some of their accounts.
A check with the customer service departments of several commercial banks showed that they had yet to receive any definite confirmation.
Some banks said they were still awaiting for a directive from Bank Negara, while others think the tax would be imposed on the anniversary dates.
A third group of banks has also offered to absorb the tax for the cardholders, on condition a certain amount of money was spent within a certain timeframe.
Cardholder Y.L. Sim, who called up the bank to cancel his credit card, said the bank advised him “not to be hasty.”
“The officer said that they had yet to receive a formal directive from Bank Negara (on when to impose the tax). But I was worried as the New Year was nearing,” he said.
Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Chor Chee Heung, when contacted, advised cardholders to plan accordingly, saying holding two credit cards was enough.
““Even I intend to hold only two credit cards,” he added.
He urged those who had large outstanding credit card debts to stop using the cards and meet the issuing banks to work out a repayment mechanism.
There are some 11 million credit cards circulating in the country.