Youssef OmaïsYoussef Omaïs Senegalese entrepreneur Youssef Omaïs founded PATISEN in 1981 as a small trading business to import and sell flour to bakeries across Dakar and other neighboring cities in the West African nation. Over the last 37 years, the company has snowballed into a $200 million (revenue) FMCG conglomerate with more than 7,000 employees,
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(CNN) — A trip to the already pricey city of Venice, Italy, will now leave your wallet even emptier than before. Venetian officials have announced plans to charge day visitors up to $11 (€10) to enter. Currently, the Italian city’s tourist tax only applies to those spending the night. But as Venice sees visitor numbers
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(CNN) — Straddling the picturesque Danube, Budapest provides the perfect backdrop for a festival and this city definitely knows how to put on a show. Barely a month goes by when the Hungarian capital isn’t playing host to some sort of event celebrating food, drink, music, dance or the arts. For those keen to go
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(CNN) — European ski resorts are legion and often legendary. But are there some alpine aces we’ve all missed? Are there any secret treasures out there, quietly delivering the goods while the spotlight falls elsewhere? The trouble is, one person’s hidden gem is another’s back yard. And if it’s still hidden now, in 2017, can
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So here we are, at the end of 2018. The last days of December. The festive season. A time for turkey, sherry, songs you would never play at any other time of year, goodwill to all (apparently), and something about an itinerant old man with a reindeer obsession. It is also a time for quizzes.
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Consider this modest New Year’s proposal: to help keep your drinking tendencies and physical health on track throughout the year, take a month off from drinking alcohol at the start of the year. That’s the thinking behind the “Dry January” movement, and new research suggests reasons to take it seriously. Not only can going a month
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The 2017/18 ski season has so far seen record-breaking snowfall across the Alps, bringing with it a heightened avalanche risk. Many resorts have had to close ski areas and access roads in recent weeks to keep visitors safe and both controlled and natural avalanches have been commonplace across resorts in France, Switzerland, Austria and Italy, as
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Forecasting food trends can sometimes be a dicey business, as consumers’ fickle palates (not to mention supply and demand) can be hard to predict. Nonetheless, this time of year brings a flurry of trend reports, from manufacturing and grocery stores to high end dining elements.  One of the earliest reports typically comes from research company
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Tell anyone under the age of 21 that you were once able to smoke on a planes and their reaction is likely to be one of utter disbelief. You aren’t even allow to smoke in some parks these days, so why did they once let you spark up in an air-tight, flying carriage, they might
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It’s called parrilla and it’s everywhere. In pure form, this is simply meat grilled over fire, but many manifestations are part of what make dining in Uruguay unique. Experience parrilla al aire libre, in open air, or at restaurants and establishments such as wineries and family homes. Tira de asado (short ribs), beef, lamb, fish,
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Conch Shells in Turks & CaicosAdrienne Jordan The edible marine snail with beautiful conical shells are found throughout the Caribbean, but especially in abundance in the Turks & Caicos. The peach-and-cream colored conch are so popular, it is even illustrated on the country’s national flag. “Piranha Cove is one of the best places in the
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