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More Condominium Projects In Thailand To Stimulate Demand

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The condominium market in Thailand was sluggish during the first quarter of the year. In order to stimulate demand, SET-listed developer AP (Thailand) is set to launch new condominium projects like Life Ladprao that is worth 7.6 billion baht on May 20-21.

According to Vittakarn Chandavimol, chief of the AP business group, the economy of Thailand is recovering and consumer sentiment is positive. The only negative factors affecting demand are external like the mounting conflicts among other countries. The developer expects about 26 billion baht in pre-sales by the end of the year. Of the total pre-sales, 12.4 billion baht will be generated from condominiums, a 24% rise year-on-year. 13.6 billion baht will be generated from the sales of single homes and townhouses.

Life Ladprao will be located on Phanom Yothin Road that is opposite Central Plaza Ladprao, a property that was bought by AP Thailand for 700,000 baht per square wah. The project will consist of 45 and 46 storey buildings that have a total of 1,615 units sized between 26 and 355 square meters. Units are priced at 140,000 baht per square meter or from 2.9 million per unit.

Since condo demand remains strong in the location, AP expects that they will be able to generate 4 billion baht from the project by the end of the year. Annual sales rate of condos in Saphan Kwai to Major Cineplex Ratchayothin in the last 5 years was higher than 80% except last year where most of the supply that were launched were neither on the main roads nor near future Skytrain stations.

According to the research team of AP, there are 2,472 condos for sale in the area with 940 of the units from projects developed by the top 10 developers. 3 new condo projects are also being launched this year from a joint venture with a Japanese partner.

Aside from Bangkok, there is also condo for sale in Pattaya. An honest and reliable real estate agency will work with you so that a perfect condo unit can be found that will address all your requirements. Just use the user friendly search panel above for proper guidance and assistance.

Training For Olympic Sailing Starts

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Just a few miles from the sunny city of Miami, two of the most awaited dinghy sailors of the country, 17 years old Wiley Rogers and 18 years old Jack Parkin who is the crew, are busy training with Dave Ullman, their coach for the Olympic. They just came from the Youth World championship where they brought home the medal for 420s. The sailors are now trying to get it to the next level which is the 470 campaign. Their youth and optimism about the contest might be their stepping stone to being a part of the Tokyo Olympic in 2020.

After the training was over, the boys can be seen lowering their sails as they head back to the Miami Yacht Club which is currently hosting the camp of the new squad of the first ever US Sailing Team. Training along with them are the 470 sailors who joined the Rio Olympic – Stu McNay and Dave Hughes. They are already busy in preparing for the coming competition in 2020. They are sailing an Olympic spinnaker which carries the large flag of America.

Rogers is hoping that they will someday get to where Ullman is right now in the sailing scene.

There are about 85 other sailors who are currently busy training at the Miami Yacht Club hoping that they will be able to join the Tokyo Olympic.

Though this is not the first team camps that happened, this one is not the same as the others for one reason, many considers this a dawn of a new era. They are currently using class boats from Olympic along with kiteboards. It does not only entertain Olympic veterans but also those who are hoping to be a part of the Olympic someday. These young sailors are chosen and sent an invitation to join the camp. They are only high school students but given the chance to train with the big leagues. They are both members of the United States Youth Worlds Team and they are also participating in the current Olympic Development Program which started their camp back in 2015.

Many other hopeful and sailor enthusiasts can start young by joining sailing camps and going to sailing tours in Thailand.

Easter Is A Busy Season For Rabbit Rescues

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Organizations geared towards the rescue of rabbits are busy since last week because they had to prepare for the incoming crowd of bunnies that will either be surrendered or left alone. This is a common occurrence every year after the Easter weekend is over.

According to the president of Hoppy Hearts which is based in London, Ontario, Kaylie Ngo, the busiest season for them in rescuing is between the months June and July. This is due to the high amount of discarded bunnies that were bought as gifts for children during the Easter season.

Ngo said that majority of the bunnies can be given as gifts as soon as they turned eight weeks old. In just a few months, the owners will be able to notice the changes in their personality.

Ngo added that it is common for rabbits to become hormonal and then they start to become active, much like teenagers. When this happens, they poop and pee a lot. They also fancy destroying different things.

According to a statement from Rabbit Rescue Inc.’s executive director based in Cambridge, Ontario, it is common for parents to purchase animals as gifts for their children but they do not know what it means or the responsibility it entails.

Haviva Porter-Lush explained that rabbits resemble cats and dogs when it comes to pet keeping which is different from taking care of hamsters or gerbils. For example, they are not recommended to be enclosed in small cages and it is advisable that they should have their own pen or room where they can move around on their own.

She also revealed that the cost of keeping a rabbit is similar to that of cats and dogs and this is something most pet owners don’t realize. They might think that it does not require high maintenance because it can be bought for as cheap as $30 but in a few months’ time they have to spend between $300 and $700 in order for the rabbit to be spayed.

This is the reason why parents are discouraged to gift rabbits but choose other personalized gifts instead that the child will be able to treasure for a long time.

How To Make An Illustrated Map Interesting

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An illustrated map may be useful but it is not something that people would normally be interested in. people would only utilize maps when they are visiting a foreign place of if they are trekking or travelling to an area where they are not familiar with the terrain. Maps are important as they can easily guide the person and take him to his destination in less time. To make maps more interesting, you can create your own map and add some details to make them more appealing. Here’s how.

Familiarize the area

To make your map useful, familiarize the area. Gather accurate information and add it on the map. You can also utilize old maps and see how you can improve it by adding embellishments and suitable images. Choose the landmarks that you would add images on.

Emphasize the landmarks

Highlight the landmarks and popular points in the area then decorate them with colors or you can enlarge the illustrations on the landmarks for more emphasis. Aside from coloring the landmarks, you can use figures or shapes to highlight institutions such as parks, church, schools, etc. Be creative. That would be the key.

Choose the right colors

The illustrated map that you are going to create should be suitable to your target users. If the map is intended for professionals, use toned down type of colors to provide a more mature feel on your map. As much as possible, avoid using numerous shades of color and different colors on the map. However, if your target users are school children, a colorful map with cartoon illustrations would be just right. You can also provide creative emphasis on the landmark to make your map entertaining and at the same time, informative.

Keep your elements harmonious

Make your patterns and symbols coherent to avoid confusing the users. For instance, use the same pattern or symbol for same ideas such as roads or walkways. You can tell if your illustrated map is easy to use when even a young child can utilize the map’s functions. Use the same symbols for same institutions like schools or transport hubs.

3 Tips To Enjoy Canarysail In Tenerife

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Canary Islands is popular for its pristine waters and sunny weather. The place is conducive for basking in the sun and for water adventures. Canary Islands is comprised of smaller islands that are also favorite holiday destinations. They have La Gomera and San Sebastian Marina as popular tourist spots in the area but the good news is that, another island is developed and finally, Canarysail now on Tenerife. To have a more exciting sailing adventure in Tenerife, here are some of the things that you can do as preparation.

Plan in advance

In order to have a worry-free and even more affordable holiday, experts in travelling suggest to plan ahead and book your reservations in advance. Last minute bookings can be more expensive and you run the risk of not having a room of your choice on the dates that you need them and you would be left with no other choice but to settle with what’s available. Planning in advance allows you to budget your money and prepare for the things that you will need on your holiday.

Research for the right service providers

When going on a holiday, you will need different service providers. You will need a service provider for your hotel and local transport, you will need agencies for your tickets and since Canarysail now on Tenerife, you will also need a service provider for your water activities if you fancy sailing on a yacht. There are numerous yachts that you can charter from different companies in the area but choose one that has excellent track record in service providing including high standards on safety and communications.  Read reviews and discussion boards for more ideas.

Prepare for the trip

To enhance your yachting experience in Canary Islands since Canarysail now on Tenerife, make sure that everything you will need in the island are all packed in the bag and all your accommodations were properly booked. Double check everything to ensure that you were able to book a yacht in the island especially if you are travelling on a peak season.

Reasons For Hiring Premiere Document Prep

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Part of an adult life is accomplishing certain documents and most of these documents are inevitable in certain situations. A visa, for instance is something that you cannot do away without when visiting a country with visa requirements. Promissory notes, response to a divorce, living will, guardianship of a minor and many others are just examples of circumstances wherein you would have to process legal documents to make them binding and recognizable in the eyes of the government and the entire system. To make the processing of documents faster and more effective, hire experts in the field such as   Premiere Document Prep who are experienced to accomplish your paper needs in less time. Here are additional reasons for hiring these agents.

Avoid difficult situations

Legal separation, divorce, responding to divorce filed by a spouse can be difficult to confront, much more to prepare. Whether you are the petitioner or the one being filed up, you cannot say still that the process would be purely legal and emotions will not get in the way at some point. The good thing about hiring agents from Premiere Document Prep is that, there’s no need for you to personally process these documents that will hit you in one way or the other.

Document review

Part of the services rendered by document preparation agents is the review of documents to ensure its accuracy. Most government offices or courts would send the documents back even with minor errors or discrepancies in dates, names or figures. Submitting erroneous documents will lengthen the processing time. Take note that some deadlines have to be met when submitting documents to courts or government agencies and you will not make it in time if your papers are filled with errors.

Faster transactions

Agents from Premiere Document Prep are already experts in what they do. They are familiar with the ins and outs of government offices and they already know who to approach for specific documents needed. Thus, the entire process becomes faster and more efficient. You can submit your documents in time without worries or inconveniences.

Rehab Is Going For Organic Treatment

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Addiction affects the body and mind (and even the soul) of the person in the throes of it. It can damage lives of people by destroying careers and relationships. To be able to get back on track and get well from this addiction, they usually turn to rehab centers to provide to facilitate and support the process of recovery by the treatments and programs that these centers offer.

There are different rehab centers that can be enrolled in offering a variety of treatments from standard ones to customized ones. Luxury rehab centers, although costlier than standard ones, are popular, especially to the privileged and famous people. They offer the basic treatments and services that the standard rehab centers offer but they offer extra services as well.

In a luxury rehab, they offer a mixture of prescribed medicines and alternative means to combat addiction. The first step of which is the detoxification process. Promoting a holistic approach to healing from the addiction, a center which opened in October 2016, developed a new strategy for the detoxification process. Peace by Piece Treatment Center has decided to focus on rebuilding and restoring the body and its vital organs to retain its balance, focusing on the digestive system.

They teach their patients to farm their own organically grown veggies and fruits which are then made into juices following their own special juice menu. They believe that this will make their patients understand the importance of the role of phytochemicals and antioxidants in the body. They also aim to make the patients see that a healthy and balanced body, with a healthy digestive system, the good bacteria and probiotics that the body requires is revived and working. This treatment is said to give the body more energy and balance meaning it actually helps the brain thwarting cravings and temptations for, in this case, the substance for which the patient is addicted to.

This luxury rehab center which introduced this organic way of treating the patients caters to at most six (6) patients only thus they can ensure that a focused and individualized program is being provided to each of their patients.