Senegal is becoming more and more business friendly. For several years, the country has carried out numerous reforms to improve the business climate, facilitate the work of entrepreneurs and increase its attractiveness to investors. If we look at the latest Doing Business ranking, Senegal has joined the top five most reforming countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. In addition, according to the Africa Investment Index, the country is now one of the 10 most attractive destinations for investors on the continent. Kirene is one of the most beautiful Senegalese success stories of the past 15 years. It produces up to 900 tons of water, juice and milk a day. Eleven million euros have been invested over the past two years in new machines. For the boss of this company, there is no doubt about how the favorable business climate is benefiting the market. "This business environment means that there is a purchasing power that is changing significantly," says Alexandre Alcantara, the director-general of … [Read more...] about Focus on Senegal: a good place to do business
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Nancy Armour USA TODAY Published 1:11 PM EDT Jun 23, 2019 REIMS, France — It’s only arrogant if you can’t back it up. In what might be the surest sign of the growth of the game, there has been no shortage of trash talking and pot stirring directed at the U.S. women from their opponents and the media covering them. Words are parsed for disrespect. Potential slights are relayed. Dismissiveness is seen where it probably doesn’t exist. The latest uproar centered around Ali Krieger’s statement Saturday that she thinks this is the best team the U.S. has had. Now, whether Krieger was referring to the history of the program or the teams she’s seen and been a part of during her time on the national team is not certain. That didn’t matter to journalists from Spain, the Americans’ opponent Monday in the round of 16, who asked the Spanish players about it. “Who is Ali Krieger?” midfielder Virginia Torrecilla shot back. … [Read more...] about World Cup 2019: Pettiness actually a good sign for women’s game
SPONSORED EDITORIALLegal experts are warning businesses to prepare for big changes in UK employment law that are set to come into force in the near future.In December last year, an extensive review of modern employment practices across the country took place prompting the government to publish details of its ‘Good Work Plan’ - a dossier that sets out specific proposals to reform employment law in various areas.The main aim of the proposal is to ‘ensure workers can access fair and decent work, that both employers and workers have the clarity they need to understand their employment relationships, and that the enforcement system is fair and fit for purpose.’Legislative amendments can sometimes catch the public and - in this case - businesses off guard and one consulting firm in Maidstone says it’s better for companies to act now than get caught out by the spate of changes on the way.“The ever changing legal landscape can be a minefield for businesses … [Read more...] about Businesses warned over major legal shift
PUBLISHED: 17:06 31 May 2019 | UPDATED: 17:06 31 May 2019 Ross Bentley A picture of an otter captured from a safe distance on the Little Ouse Picture: Julie Potter Archant A growing number of people love nothing better than going out and photographing the region's wildlife. But how close is too close? Otters on the Little Ouse Picture: Julie PotterGetting out and viewing wildlife is one of the joys of living in Suffolk but, it would seem, sometimes the most unpredictable creatures out there are the nature enthusiasts themselves.This was the experience of Julie Potter as she photographed otters in the Little Ouse river near Thetford earlier this year alongside a small group of people who, she says, had congregated a safe distance away from a female otter and her pup."There were about five of us and we were there for a good hour - the pup was coming up out of the water and playing on the bank while the mother was hunting for fish," said Ms Potter.READ … [Read more...] about When does getting a good photo become a hassle for wildlife?
Women's football is a bet that's paying off for French club Lyon and their president Jean-Michel Aulas. Lyon's women's team can win a fourth consecutive Champions League title when they face Barcelona in the final in Budapest on Saturday. As many as eight members of that team will be in the France squad in June and July when the country hosts the women's World Cup. If they reach the late stages those players will be even more at home because the semi-finals and final will be played at Lyon's Groupama Stadium. "We are in a virtuous circle with an audience that will come and watch," Aulas told AFP. Aulas, an outspoken figure in French football for decades, said French women's football had benefitted from investment at first Montpellier and later Paris Saint-Germain, Bordeaux and Lyon, where his club took over a struggling women's team in the city in 2004. "At a European level, we have probably provoked the desire in all the big clubs to be able to do the same thing, either by buying a … [Read more...] about For Lyon boss, women’s football has been a good investment