Feb 21, 2017 at 02:47 o\clock

Establishing Good Drainage To Your Soil

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Rubble Drainage System. Most of the water will enter in which the drain pipes meet but some will even percolate through the walls of unglazed clay tile drains or through the holes in plastic ones. It can also be useful to take the overflow and occasional outlet from a small garden pond.

If you have taken over a fresh site and some form of drainage is definably needed, this will provide an excellent opportunity to have rid of any builder's rubble which you've inherited. If it stands about 900 mm (3 ft) below ground level it can be an asset, since water is planning to be available for the deeper plant roots. Digging will aerate a clay soil, and mixing in bulky organic matter (such as peat, compost, strawy manure or dead bracken) well below http://www.rubbleremovalinjohannesburg.co.za/ - Rubble Removal Company - the surface will improve its texture. Where drain pipes but together, therefore, cover the joint using a piece of slate, broken tile or small piece of tough plastic sheeting to prevent soil leaching through from above.

We all need extra room and breathing space when things get along with us. In busy, modern lives we sometimes just don't have time to suit your needs to keep an eye fixed on the little things. This might be caused by continual treading or by heavy construction machinery. This might be brought on by continual treading or by heavy construction machinery. Rubble Drainage System.

Cover the pipes with coarse rubble, after which protect this layer with upturned sods of turf if you've needed to dig these up. Cable ties are obtainable in three sizes to easily tie up loose ends and easily make grab a your hands on bags without the danger of spilling or splitting. Fill the opening a minimum of half full with coarse rubble then with a layer of ash or gravel and lastly topsoil.

. . . However, since it is draining a much larger area, it should be deeper.

Jan 20, 2017 at 04:54 o\clock

Mallorca Tourist Attractions

Apart from the very obvious attractions of Mallorca (Majorca) Island of wonderful weather, beautiful beaches and an abundance of reasonably priced accommodation, there are many other things to see and do, some built specifically for tourism, some ancient and some natural. Below I will list a few of the more popular tourist attractions on Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain to help make your stay there more interesting and enjoyable.

The Western Water Park in Calvia near the fabulous resort of Magaluf is a strange mixture of a western cowboy shows and aqua or water park. There are a great selection of flumes, slides and wild rivers for thrill seeking adults and more sedate, themed areas for the younger visitors. Then when you are bored with that you can go and see a show featuring acrobatics and cowboys! Opens at ten in the morning from the beginning of May to the end of October (closing times vary).

Not far away in Costa d'en Blanes beach Is Marineland which, as the name suggests, is a tourist park centred on aquariums (with a selection of fish, sharks and even penguins). There are plenty of shows to keep the whole family amused, the most popular of which are the dolphin and sea lion displays. For the children there is a small water park to help them cool off, as well. This attraction is open from the beginning of February through to the end of November.

The Auto Safari Zoo in Sa Coma is the only true zoo on Mallorca and has all the usual animals (lions, tigers, elephants, giraffes, hippos etc) plus a safari (either drive your own car or take a mini train) through the wilds of Mallorca! Repairing a hire car can be expensive so I would advise you to take the train. This is an open all year round attraction.

There are many beautiful buildings to explore around Mallorca, displaying magnificent architecture from past times, after all the Moors and Romans have been there as well. The historic centre of Palma should not be missed with its spectacular gothic Cathedral, Palace, churches and mansions.

Some of the natural wonders of Mallorca are its caves, the most famous of which is probably the "Cuevas del Drach" (The Caves of Drach) near Porto Cristo. These caverns are huge, over a mile and a half long and include a subterranean boating lake and classical music concerts are performed in them daily, would you believe. They are open all year with different opening times according to the season, so check before you go.

At peak times I would advise booking all attractions in Mallorca in advance, if that is possible, to avoid disappointment.

By: Gary Cotter

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Jan 14, 2017 at 23:25 o\clock

The Various Health Benefits of Cloves You Will Be Amazed to Know

Cloves are the dried, unopened flower buds, that grow on a middle-sized evergreen clove tree. A clove tree grows up to the height of 10 to 12 meters. The clove flower bud (Eugenia aromatica) is pink in color, and when dried, turns brown. Clove is native to the Moluccas or Spice Islands (Indonesia), and the Southern Philippines. Indonesia is the largest producer of cloves. These herbs are also cultivated commercially in Jamaica, Brazil, India, West Indies, Pemba, Madagascar and other tropical areas. Cloves as compared to other spices are available all year round.

In India and China, cloves have been used as an ancient remedy to get rid of bad breath. It is said that in China, anyone who had consultation with the Emperor was required to chew on cloves so that their breath turned sweet. In China and Persia, the cloves are considered to have aphrodisiac qualities.

Clove, a versatile spice, is easily available in every home and with so many nutritional qualities, one can surely benefit in a number of ways. But it's always advisable to consult your doctor before using clove oil in treating infants and during pregnancy.

Jan 14, 2017 at 05:12 o\clock

Meliá Hotels International Reaches a Binding Agreement for the Sale of Seven of Its Largest Resort Hotels in Spain to Starwood Capital Group for €176 Million, Retaining the Management of the Hotels

PALMA DE MALLORCA, Spain--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Meli Hotels International has reported to the Spanish Stock Exchange

Commission a binding agreement in which a controlled affiliate of

Starwood Capital Group will take a majority stake in seven hotels

currently fully owned by the Spanish hotel company. The final completion

of the transaction is subject to the approval of bank financing, and

clearance to be obtained by the EU Merger Control Office. Meli

announced the successful conclusion to the negotiations reported to the

Commission on 9 December.

The assets will be held by a new joint venture company in which a

controlled affiliate of Starwood Capital owns 80 per cent and Meli 20

per cent. The agreement also includes the continued management of the

properties by Meli under the Sol Hotels brand.

The deal between Starwood Capital, a leading global private investment

firm with a core focus on real estate, and Meli Hotels International, a

world leader in resort hotels, marks the beginning of a fruitful

relationship as part of a plan announced a few months ago to transform

and reposition the Sol Hotels brand, which includes a large number of

the company's resort hotels.

Meli has created new and innovative concepts to adapt hotels to the

needs and expectations of modern travellers and transform traditional

"sun and beach" hotels into something more inspirational and

competitive. This has already been shown in other brands such as ME by

Meli, Paradisus Resorts, or Innside by Meli and other city hotels.

This association will create unique opportunities to grow, and expand

these new concepts throughout different locations and markets. The

transaction confirms the strong interest of global investors in the

Spanish hotel market. The fact that this deal has borne fruit on the

basis of a joint venture to re-launch the Sol brand confirms the

investment markets interest in Meli, and represents a unique

opportunity for growth for both parties, both domestically and


"The know-how and managerial excellence of Meli combined with the

financial strength and property expertise of Starwood will create a

partnership that we hope will develop and deepen over time, and will

also help improve our balance sheet and consolidate our leadership in

the growing international resort industry". Gabriel Escarrer, CEO of

Meli Hotels International

The seven hotels included in the deal represent 2.933 keys, comprising

of Sol Prncipe in Malaga, Sol Lanzarote and Meli

Gorriones (Fuerteventura) in the Canary Islands, Sol Ibiza

and Sol Pinet Playa in Ibiza, and Sol Mirlos and Sol

Tordos (Palmanova, Mallorca). The hotels will all undergo a full

refurbishment. A joint investment plan will start this winter that will

see the renovation of hotel facilities and their adaptation to the new

Sol Hotels product and service standards to bring about their immediate

repositioning and provide a better response to the needs of modern

leisure travellers.

After the renovations, Sol Prncipe, Sol Lanzarote, Sol Mirlos and Sol

Tordos will continue to operate under the new Sol Hotels brand, with the

Sol Mirlos and Sol Tordos being renamed as Sol Palmanova. Sol Ibiza will

become Sol Beach House Ibiza and, in 2016, Sol Pinet Playa will be

renamed Sol House Pinet Ibiza. The main portion of the Meli Gorriones

property will continue to operate under the Meli brand, and the current

annex shall be rebranded to Sol Beach House Fuerteventura.

The deal will allow Meli to deepen its debt reduction objectives

through asset rotation, together with general improvements in the

business and other positive impacts that will provide the company with a

far healthier balance sheet to support strategic growth through

management agreements and design its new Strategic Plan in 2015 for the

following three years. The whole operation has been advised by CBRE.

As stated by Vice Chairman and CEO, Gabriel Escarrer: "Meli's strategy

is succeeding in enhancing our leadership in hotel management, while

also favouring the strategic growth we plan for our brands worldwide,

strengthening a business which is increasingly robust, profitable and

sustainable, supported by a select number of major JV partnerships such

as the agreement with Starwood Capital."

A value proposition for investment funds

Partnerships with major international investment funds with AAA credit

ratings for the rotation and enhancement of first-class resort assets is

not new to Meli. Two years ago, it sold the Sol s'Argamassa in Ibiza,

now rebranded as the ME Ibiza, and created a joint venture along with

the British investment fund London & Regional Properties,

retaining management of the hotel. The results of the deal could not

have been more satisfactory for both parties. In its first year, the new

ME Ibiza was the first hotel in the Balearic Islands to be admitted to

the exclusive group of Leading Hotels of the World, was named the best

renovated hotel in Europe at the International Hotel Awards, and

increased average revenue per available room (RevPAR) by almost 300 per

cent after its transformation.

More recently, Meli has also joined forces with Avenue Capital,

another major US investment fund, both on the Calvi Beach project and

the Sol Aloha Puerto hotel in Mlaga, covering a total of over 2.600

rooms. Avenue entered the Meli project to renovate and reposition its

hotels in Magaluf a few months ago, when it acquired the holdings of

Meli's previous joint venture partner. Avenue brings greater financial

muscle to a project which in 2015 and 2016 will see one of the most

important phases of the transformation of Magaluf: renovation of 1.500

rooms in four hotels, and the demolition and reconstruction of the

former Sol Jamaica, raising its official category and adding extensive

leisure and shopping facilities.

Bringing major international investment funds into the ownership of

selected company assets and at the same time attracting first-class

financial partners, has generated significant benefits for Meli,

facilitating its asset-light strategy, allowing acceleration of product

improvements and enhanced value of its hotel brands which helps

stimulates company growth. It is also an effective way of improving

mature destinations by providing incentives to attract important foreign

investors who would otherwise not consider such areas for investment.

Meli estimates that once the investment programmes have been executed,

the resulting asset value of the properties held in multi-property

partnerships with such investors will be around 800 million euros.

Far from being a one-off deal, the agreement signed today with Starwood

Capital forms part of a major new strategy for Meli's mid-scale resort

hotels, both in Spain, where the resort industry broke all records in

2014, maintaining the country's position as the third most popular

tourist destination in the world, and also in other destinations

worldwide in which Meli continues to grow and consolidate its



About Meli Hotels International

Founded in 1956 in Palma de Mallorca (Spain), Meli Hotels International

is one of the largest hotel companies worldwide as well as the absolute

leader within the Spanish market, with more than 370 hotels (current

portfolio and pipeline) throughout more than 40 countries and 4

continents under the brands: Gran Meli, Meli Hotels & Resorts,

Paradisus Resorts, ME by Meli, Innside by Meli, Tryp by Wyndham and

Sol Hoteles. The strategic focus on international growth has allowed

Meli Hotels International to be the first Spanish hotel company with

presence in key markets such as China, the Arabian Gulf or the US, as

well as maintaining its leadership in traditional markets such as

Europe, Latin America or the Caribbean. Its high degree of

globalization, a diversified business model, the consistent growth plan

supported by strategic alliances with major investors and its commitment

to responsible tourism are the major strengths of Meli Hotels

International, being the Spanish Hotel leader in Corporate Reputation

(Merco Ranking) and one of the most attractive to work worldwide.


| www.meliahotelsinternational.com

Jan 5, 2017 at 04:37 o\clock

Pryce Corp (PPC.PS) Company Profile

Pryce Corporation is engaged in acquiring, purchasing, leasing, holding, selling or otherwise dealing in land and or real estate or any interest or right therein, as well as real or personal property of every kind and description, including shares of stock in industrial, commercial, manufacturing and any other similar companies. The Company operates through segments, which include real estate; liquefied petroleum gases (LPG), industrial gases and fuels, and pharmaceutical products. The Company concentrates its operations in Mindanao and is involved in the development of memorial parks and sale of memorial lots. It is also engaged in hotel operations in Cagayan de Oro City. It owns and operates over 10 memorial parks in Mindanao's cities, including Cagayan de Oro City, Iligan City, Ozamiz, Zamboanga City, Davao City, Malaybalay Ctiy in Bukidnon, Malita in Davao del Sur, Bislig in Surigao del Sur, Alabel in Saranggani and Pagadian City.