When it comes to holiday times Roquan Smith Jersey , do you find that your ideal vacation, and that of your partner, are diagonally opposed!

Well, last year, I wanted to find somewhere for my wife and I, where we could both totally relax and unwind from our highly active, but extremely profitable investment properly business. Now, we are "Life Partners" as well as married, and work together to run our own home-based business, so it seemed only fair that we had a break that suited us both.

We had quite definite ideas on what we wanted out of a well-deserved break, and it had to contain the following:-

A hot, sunny beach-side location

A dive shop on-site ( we are both qualified

Good, local cuisine

Close to the local town, so we could see the

And most of all it had to have a great golf course nearby

So, on the days that we went diving together, there was no conflict at all - apart from the fact that my wife is a risk-taker, so on our dives we quite often ended up deeper than we were qualified for.

But conversely, on the days I wanted to play golf, my wife had all the creature comforts she needed - sun, sea, a bed and shade on the beach, a swim-up bar, and a good book!

So off I went on several days to spend a glorious 4 or 5 hours on the local golf course (including one or two at the 19th with a fantastic Dominican cigar!)

Well, the local golf course just happened to be the an excellent Golf and Country Club, which is on the sunny south-western corner of the Dom Rep, and designed as only Gary Player could have done.

The Gary Player Design Team has really outdone itself this time, creating not only a golf course but a landscaping marvel. They've blended the course design flawlessly into the existing natural environment, giving the impression that the links have been part of this gently-rolling, tropical terrain from the beginning of time.

The course will challenge you with its impressive waste bunkers, deep sand traps, and indigenous coral rock formations that rise up from lush fairways. Together, they make this a course not to be tamed easily.

And if the natural hazards aren't tricky enough for you, the ever-present Caribbean breezes and five different tee positions that cater to every level of play will tempt you to come back and try to conquer Guavaberry again and again.

If you have not played golf on a course like this, uncrowded, with beautiful views, and challenging holes, you have not lived. Cruising round the course in a buggy laden with a 6-pack, water, plenty of sun cream, and loads of spare balls (so you were tempted to try all sorts of tricky shots) , it's like I suppose golfing heaven would be like.

For this holiday our hotel was a really luxurious 5 Star, part of the Hilton chain, situated at Juan Dolio, only an hour's drive to the east of the capital of Santo Domingo, and the fantastic golf course is located about 15 minutes away. Here you are within reach of spectacular beaches, all-inclusive resort hotels, the highest mountains in the Caribbean, and the capital city's Spanish colonial architecture and modern amenities.

Couple this with the friendly locals, and believe me, this was a holiday to die for.

PUBLICIS and Omnicom have announced merger plans to create the world's biggest advertising group, worth US$35.1 billion. It's a tie-up that could put pressure on rivals to do deals to keep pace.

The transaction marks a return of jumbo-sized mergers and acquisitions among the world's "Big Six" advertising groups, which have spent the past few years buying up much smaller targets in emerging markets and among web marketing specialists.

The French and US company presented the deal as a "merger of equals" in which Publicis and Omnicom shareholders will each hold about 50 percent of the new company's equity.

Publicis said the transaction was expected to create "significant value for shareholders," with expected synergies of US$500 million. The merged group would keep its head offices in Paris and New York.

Maurice Levy, Publicis chief executive, said that Omnicom head John Wren and he had "conceived this merger to benefit our clients by bringing together the most comprehensive offering of analog and digital services."

Levy also said the French government was supportive of the merger.

The deal is likely to push the remaining advertising agencies to consider mergers to keep up. Current leader WPP may make a move for US-based Interpublic, France's Havas or Japan's Dentsu, said Pivotal Research analyst Brian Weiser.

"What would have been unthinkable previously would now make sense," he said.

Together, Publicis and Omnicom had combined 2012 revenue of US$22.7 billion, with more than 130,000 employees, and they would overtake WPP, worth US$24.1 billion.

The deal would bring together Publicis brands such as Saatchi & Saatchi and Leo Burnett with Omnicom's BBDO Worldwide and DDB Worldwide.

Wren and Levy will be joint CEOs for an initial integration and development period of 30 months, after which Levy will become non-executive chairman and Wren CEO, Publicis said.

The head of rival agency Havas questioned the logic of the merger, saying digital business and technology had made scale irrelevant, and that the uncertainties associated with large mergers would distract staff away from clients.

"I'm not sure this is in the best interests of their clients or their talent," David Jones said. "Clients today want us to be faster, more agile, more nimble and more entrepreneurial, not bigger and more bureaucratic and more complex."

French labor union CGT said the merger would fly in the face of the government's ambitions to preserve French brands, adding that the merged group. Cheap Jerseys Wholesale   Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale   Cheap Womens NCAA Jerseys   Cheap Womens MLB Jerseys   Wholesale Soccer Shirts   Cheap NHL Hoodies Free Shipping   Cheap NBA Hats Free Shipping   Wholesale Jerseys   Wholesale Soccer Shirts   Wholesale NFL Hoodies