Cuda-Staying cre8tive for the mob

February 16, 2010 - Leave a Response

Watch out for short filming coming soon

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‘Flash Forward’ On 3 Months Hiatus, Episode 11 To Air In March 2010

February 13, 2010 - Leave a Response

According to an Entertainment Weekly interview with David S. Goyer, Flash Forward isn’t coming back until March 2010! Previously it was reported that the show will come back in January with remaining 13 episodes for the season, but now it’s postponed until March. Previous, 10th Episode, called ‘A561984′ has aired on December 3, 2009.

The overnight ratings for the show have steadily declined since the premiere. FlashForward has dropped from a little over 12 million viewers to a little over 7 million viewers over the course of 10 episodes. However, according to David S. Goyer, creator of Flash Forward, this is not the main reason of pushing the date.

Quoting his answer to EW:

We originally planned to come back in January, but about three weeks ago we sat down with ABC scheduling and looked at what our programming schedule would be like. And I think on serialized show like 24, Lost, and Prison Break the most important thing is to air consecutive episodes without repeats or preemptions. To be brutally honest, our programming schedule in January was going to be awful. We were going to be off for four or five weeks [through December and into January], then back on for two weeks, then off for two weeks because of the Olympics, then back on four weeks, off for two weeks again, back on three, off for two again… Our first 10 episodes had one preemption; our last 13-episode arc was going to have four. I just think when we saw that, the studio and the network and all the producers looked at each other and said, “This is crazy.” We’d rather bite the bullet, come back in March, and air all 13 episodes consecutively without preemptions.

Let us know what you thought about this program and if channel 5 should hurry up to air the rest of the first season.

Top 10 tips for having a great Valentine’s Day

February 13, 2010 - Leave a Response

Haven’t bought a gift for your sweetheart yet? Pondering on where to make a reservation for a special dinner out, but worried you may be too late? Experiencing other stresses and strains over your Valentine’s Day plans?

Here are suggestions to help you have a successful Valentine’s Day:

1. An iPod, a bouquet of red roses, or a box of chocolates are among the top romantic gifts for Valentine’s Day. See “Top 10 Romantic Gifts for Valentine’s Day” for more ideas.

2. To keep yourself out of trouble, don’t buy a bathroom scale, feather duster, or skinny-leg jeans for the women in your life or self-help books, fitness products, or mouthwash for the man in your love. “See Top 10 Gifts to Avoid Giving the Woman or Man in Your Life” for other presents that your significant other may not appreciate.

3. Valentine’s Day is a good time to think green. Organic cotton sheets, organic fair trade chocolates, and eco-friendly underwear are a few ideas for green gifts. See “Valentine’s Day Gifts: Green Love for Everyone” for more suggestions.

4. If you need to spend less for a gift this year, don’t worry. Many Americans are adjusting Valentine’s Day plans and spending less. Some ideas for inexpensive gifts are a poem on a handmade card, a special dinner you prepare, or a basket of items that remind you of your romance. See “Consumers Cutting Valentine’s Day Spending This Year” for more ideas.

5. To make sure that you’ll have a great dinner out, ask friends or relatives for suggestions on a restaurant or select one where you know the menu and will be comfortable with the price.

6. Photos of your favorite times together are a treasure. Fill a photo album with photos of your courtship and special events together.

7. Music is romantic. Made a CD of your favorite love songs as a couple and select a romantic CD or DVD to go with it.

8. Book lovers enjoy receiving books for presents. Check out your loved one’s book shelves to get ideas on what buy or check for romantic titles such as “Hero, Come Back” by Stephanie Laurens, Christina Dodd, and Elizabeth Boyle; “”Emma” by Jane Austin; or “The Stranger I Married” by Sylvia Day. For other suggestions, see St. Valentine’s Day’s “Romantic Books.”

9. Many couples enjoy going to plays or movies together. Enjoy a nice dinner out then take in a romantic movie or see the latest great play in your community.

10. Your Valentine’s Day plans could come to a screeching halt if your financial information gets stolen when you open an eCard, if you buy flowers from a fly-by-night florist, or if you make a mistake on a jewelry selection but you can’t return it. See “Watch Out for Valentine’s Day Scams” for information on more consumer traps to avoid.

Best wishes for experiencing the greatest Valentine’s Day ever. It’s a wonderful day for acknowledging the one you love and celebrating your relationship together.

Let us know what you got your love one for Valentines Day.

Lord Adonis orders Toyota UK chief to explain recall crisis

February 13, 2010 - Leave a Response

The transport secretary, Lord Adonis, this week summoned the managing
director of Toyota GB to discuss the crisis that led to the recall of
almost 190,000 cars in the UK.

The face to face meeting in Whitehall on Monday was called on the eve
of the Prius recall and Miguel Fonseca was asked to explain the
response to the accelerator and brake problems affecting eight models
in the UK.

The intervention by Adonis, who travels in a Prius as part of the ministerial fleet, came amid growing disquiet among consumers that Toyota responded too late to faults which posed a safety threat.

The shadow transport secretary, Theresa Villiers, called for a parliamentary inquiry into Toyota’s handling of the problem which would involve the public cross-examination of executives.

She said: “It is important not to create more anxiety and we don’t want to unnecesarily talk down a major UK manufacturer, but we can ask tough questions about how long they knew about these problems, how they handled the crisis and how long it is going to take to solve.”

Louise Ellman, the chair of the Commons transport select committee, said her committee will consider launching an inquiry after the parliamentary recess.

A spokeswoman for Toyota said it would offer “full cooperation” in any inquiry.

Ellman is also to table parliamentary questions asking Adonis why it took Toyota more than 12 months after it first knew about the sticking accelerator problem in the UK to institute a recall with the Department of Transport’s Vehicle and Services Operator Agency, and why it took more than six months to recall the third generation Prius after customers first reported the brake problem.

The political pressure on Toyota came as executives tried to regain the initiative after 10 days of bad news in which model after model has been called in and customers voiced frustration that their complaints of defective accelerators and brakes were not heeded more quickly.

Drivers of the hybrid’s second generation model today reported similar loss of braking power to that which sparked the recall on Tuesday of more than 8,000 third generation vehicles, sold after August 2009.

Toyota tonight said it has had no reports of the problem affecting earlier models but urged any concerned owners to bring the vehicles in for examination.

One driver of a second generation Prius wrote on the forum of the Toyota Owners Club that his car suffers from the brake problem “all the time”. He said: “The immediate loss of feel and the frantic flashing of the traction light makes for quite an unpleasant second or so of seemingly being sans brakes.”

A Toyota spokeswoman said anyone with any problem should contact either their local dealer or Toyota GB directly.

The manufacturer this week started repairs on 8,500 Prius cars sold since last August which suffer from a loss of braking power on rough or slippery surfaces. More than 200 Toyota-approved workshops are working extended hours to fix a fault with the accelerators of up to 180,000 other models. Toyota said it can mend 6,000 vehicles a day at maximum capacity.

Owners of the Prius told Toyota about the problem with the brakes on the third generation model six months before the recall on Monday, the Guardian has learned.

Prius driver Daron Brown, 38, from near Belfast, said he told his Toyota dealer about the brakes on his wife’s car losing power in August after a scare when he drove down a hill to a junction near their home.

“It scared the life out of me,” he said. “Your first thought is that you are going to sail out into oncoming traffic on the other side of the road. I asked [the dealer] if I should bring it in and he said a technician could take it for a five minute drive but the chances of it happening were pretty slim.

“He checked the system to see if there was a recall and there wasn’t any. The dealer said there was nothing they could do about it. They have since said this is about the ‘braking feel’ but I would dispute that. There is a loss of power.”

There were also questions from engineering specialists about how Toyota failed to pick up the accelerator or brake problems in pre-sale testing.

Bernard Porter, the head of the mechanical and automotive engineering department at Coventry University, said: “Because it was considered a perception issue, they might have disregarded it.”

Let us know if you had problems with you Toyota Vehicle and what the company has done to solve your problem.

Fashion Designer Alexander McQueen

February 11, 2010 - Leave a Response

Very different but cre8tive at the same time? What do you think?

This is the interesting work of Alexander McQueen

Funny advert in 3d, so get your 3d specs on

February 10, 2010 - Leave a Response

If your actions inspire others to dream more, earn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. John Quincy Adams

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February 10, 2010 - Leave a Response

Recent media reports indicate that Audi has decided not to bring the upcoming A1 to the United States because of concerns that the car will be too expensive for the American market. Reportedly, the company will consider bringing the A1 to the States when it is redesigned for its second generation, but that is unlikely to happen before 2015.

Audi will challenge BMW’s Mini Cooper and the BMW 1-Series with a premium subcompact of its own.

The sex ed debate, what age is to young ?

February 9, 2010 - Leave a Response

Soaring rates of sexually transmitted diseases among teens are adding urgency to the debate over sex education. Conservatives claim the alarming statistics illustrate why abstinence should be the single mantra when it comes to sex ed. Liberals counter that the increase in disease is the strongest case for more detailed information. Caught in the middle are America’s kids, who are more vulnerable than ever to potentially deadly diseases.

In the debate over sex education, one thing is undisputed: The average kid today is immersed in sexual imagery. A generation that has grown up on the sordid details of the Starr Report, watched thong-clad teens gyrate on Spring Break cable specials, or read the cover of nearly any women’s magazine in the grocery check-out line is familiar with the facts of life.

But young people face a barrage of confusing messages. Along with titillating images from the media, some kids are told to “just say no” to sex. In school, others are taught how to put condoms on bananas in preparation for the real thing, and still other children receive no information whatsoever.

Michael Jackson’s doctor freed on bail

February 9, 2010 - Leave a Response

LOS ANGELES – Michael Jackson’s doctor pleaded not guilty Monday to involuntary manslaughter in the death of the pop star at a brief hearing that had all the trappings of another sensational celebrity courtroom drama.

Dr. Conrad Murray, accused of giving Jackson a fatal dose of an anesthetic to help him sleep, appeared in court in a gray suit and burgundy tie as Jackson’s father Joe, mother Katherine, and siblings LaToya, Jermaine, Tito, Jackie and Randy watched from courtroom seats behind prosecutors.

Neither Murray nor the Jacksons showed much emotion as the six-foot-five Murray entered his plea through his attorney Ed Chernoff, but as he emerged from court, Joe Jackson declared, “My son was murdered.”