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JOB ALERT || MANUFACTURING GIANT ‘DANGOTE CEMENT PLC’ RECRUITS FOR 2016

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DANGOTE CEMENT PLC JOB RECRUITMENT, JANUARY 2016

Company Brief:
Dangote Cement Plc is the biggest quoted company in West Africa and the only Nigerian company listed among Forbes Global 2000 Companies.

The Company currently has several cement production plants in Nigeria in addition to presence in 14 other African countries. To consolidate its current strategic expansion drive and as part of our growing vision.

Dangote Cement is recruiting to fill the job positions below:

Job Title: Sales Officer

Location: Lagos
Fuction/Domain: Sales/Business Development

Project Description
The Sales Officer will drive the implementation of the Go-to-Market strategies of the company and be available for all other duties and tasks that may be assigned by the Sales leadership in the region.

Job Responsibilities
Key Accountabilities

👉Responsible for identifying and developing core talent, including mentorship at the Market Developer level
👉Coach and develop the team of direct reports while ensuring a culture of learning and development exists throughout DCP
👉Responsible for relationships with accounts serving as the connection point with Sales area leadership in Operations
👉Regular interaction with store level and local supply chain leaders
👉Accountable for selling in and adherence to calendar mar

Desired Qualification/Preferred Competencies

👉Minimum of 2 – 5 years’ experience within an FMCG/Customer Service environment
👉B.Sc/HND in any discipline.
👉Must be a strong team player but must also be self-managed
👉Must be persuasive, persistent and possess a good business acumen
👉Very high action orientation and pragmatism towards sales achievement as well as readiness to take on responsibility
👉Must possess a strong inclination towards execution as well as knowledge of the local environment

Job Title: Fleet Manager

Location: Lagos
Business: Cement
Function/Domain: Materials/Logistics/Supply Chain Management/Procurement

Project Description

The position is responsible for the scheduled and unscheduled maintenance of buses and other support vehicles to ensure the safe and economical usage of vehicles.

Job Responsibilities
Duties:

👉Oversee the repair and maintenance operation for all DCP Trucks.
👉Coordinate vehicle concerns and issues with DCP trucks.
👉Research and develop specifications for vehicles, equipment, supplies and materials.
👉Plan/develop and execute a vehicle and equipment replacement schedule.
👉Maintain equipment records in accordance with federal, state and local laws, policy or Regulation and state inspection.
👉Review/process purchase requisitions for parts and supplies.
👉Review financial/budget

Desired Qualification/Preferred Competencies
Education and Experience:

👉You hold a degree in Business Administration or in a technical field, Bachelor’s degree in related field preferred
👉You possess at least five (5) years of extensive experience in a similar role;
👉Strong interpersonal skills
👉Ability to work with people at various levels from shop floor to senior management
👉Can look beyond the initial customer enquiry and identify other business opportunities
👉Project management experience
👉People management skills

Job Title: Senior Transport Manager

Location: Lagos
Function/Domain: Materials/Logistics/Supply Chain Management/Procurement

Project Description

In the role of Senior Transport Manager you will be responsible for managing the transportation department or unit.
Hires, trains, and supervises employees and manages scheduling of trucks.

Job Responsibilities
Duties:

👉Oversee transportation department, including its assets and employees.
👉Manages the operational aspects of ongoing projects and serves as liaison between project management and planning, project team, and line management.
👉Ensure customer goods move from production through the supply chain to the end user.
👉Establish quality transportation services.
👉Develop partnerships with self- collection customers.
👉Plan and implement budgets.
👉Supervise scheduling of truck movement.

Desired Qualification/Preferred Competencies
Person Specifications:

👉Bachelor’s degree in Transport and Logistics.
👉Master’s degree with specialization in Transport and Logistics.
👉Minimum of 25 years of related experience with at least 15 years specific experience in transport.
👉Able to operate effectively in a high volume service driven transport operation
👉Strong understanding of current transport system, concepts, strategy and best practice.
👉Strong organizing and time management skills
👉Good interpersonal relationship skills

Job Title: Area Sales Manager

Location: Lagos
Business: Cement
Function/Domain: Sales/Business Development

Project Description

The primary responsibility of the Area Sales Manager (ASM) is the direct Management and Leadership for an assigned Sales Area.
In this role, He/She is responsible for the direction, execution and proper reporting of outcomes to the appropriate levels of Management to ensure expected revenue target are achieved.
The ASM is also responsible for Customer Acquisition and Retention.

Job Responsibilities
Key Accountabilities:

👉Delivery of Business Plan
👉Lead DCP to identify opportunities, establish goals and objectives and deliver business plan goals. • Define Look of 👉Success (LOS) and ensure understanding through effective communication.
👉Establish accountability of team members and track/report results.
👉Coach, Teach, Train or Hire for skill sets that will drive business forward.
👉On-going dialogue and honest assessment of team members for effectiveness and capability.
👉Foster a fun,

Desired Qualification/Preferred Competencies

The successful Candidate is required to have the following competencies:

👉Knowledge & Skills:
👉Excellent PC skills ( MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
👉Excellent driving record will be required (a 7-year Motor Vehicle Record will be verified)
👉Ability to work a flexible schedule as required
👉Proven Leadership ability/People-Management skills
👉Sales Management/Advanced Selling skills
👉Excellent attention to details
👉Excellent Problem-solving/Analytical skills
👉Must be resourceful and have a good

Job Title: Transport Maintenance General Manager

Location: Lagos
Fuction/Domain: Materials/Logistics/Supply Chain Management/Procurement

Project Description
In the role of Senior Transport Manager you will be responsible for the management of all maintenance activities required to meet safety, service reliability and budget and schedule goals including the management of corrective and preventive maintenance for all trucks, track work, guide way, structures, station doors, traction power supply and distribution system, communication system and automatic truck control system.

Job Responsibilities
Duties:

Lead and supervise over maintenance department, the personnel and activities and ensure employees adhere to all safety rules and company operating polices, and code of ethics;
Make timely and responsible decisions regarding operational and personnel matters, including allocation of resources, customer service issues, performance appraisals, employee development, and corrective actions.
Collaborate with operation, engineering and capital asset replacement program managers’ resource

Desired Qualification/Preferred Competencies
Person Specifications As our ideal candidate:

👉You hold a degree in Business Administration or in a technical field, Bachelor’s degree in related field preferred;
👉You possess at least fifteen (15) years of experience in a similar role;
👉You have at least fifteen (15) years of Operations and Maintenance (O&M) experience working in an industrial environment;
👉You have strong leadership’s skills.
👉You are problem solving focused
👉Your English communication skills are excellent both written

Job Title: Risk Officer

Location: Lagos
Function/Domain: Performance Analytic & Oversight Function

Project Descriptions

Responsible for Risk Management activities for a subsidiary of the Group – mainly monitoring risk(s) relating to Credit and Operational Risks.
Support the Identification, assessment, mitigation and management of risks for the company through focusing on risk management via a defined enterprise wide risk framework – thereby ensuring the risks are mitigated and monitored in accordance with the company’s Risk Policies.

Job Responsibilities
Operational Risk Activities:

Work closely with the Group Operational Risk team in ensuring that losses arising from failed or inadequate internal processes, systems, people and external events fall within the Group’s risk appetite, and is in alignment with the organization’s corporate strategy
Provide support to departments within the business unit in the identification of operational risk issues, and designing controls to mitigate risks identified

Desired Qualification/Preferred Competencies

👉Minimum Education: HND/Bachelor’s Degree
👉Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience within manufacturing or banking is preferable but not a must
👉Good interpersonal skills with strong verbal and written communication skills

Competencies
The successful Candidate is required to have the following competencies: Knowledge

👉Deep Knowledge of creating and executing policies and procedures.
👉Up to date Risk management practices and industry knowledge
👉Process analysis: Core Business Processes Skill/Compete

Job Title: Insurance Coordinator

Location: Lagos
Business: Cement
Function/Domain: Performance Analytic & Oversight Function

Project Description
Summary of Job:

Review all existing covers to ensure there is no gap in cover and recommend appropriate policies where necessary.
Obtain/ review all necessary documentation required for insurance covers
Liaise with head office to ensure all insurance covers/policy documents/payments are current.

Job Responsibilities

👉Review all policy and other documents for accuracy and correctness- sum insured, clauses, exclusions, and other terms/conditions
👉Prepare and update premium payment schedules
👉Ensure timely notification of all claims to head office- within 48hrs of occurrence
👉Collate all claims processing documents within 7days. (Completely eliminate issue of incomplete documentation)
👉Vet all claims processing documents submitted for proper substantiation
👉Render necessary support to all claims adjusters/

Desired Qualification/Preferred Competencies

👉Minimum Education: HND/Bachelor’s Degree
👉Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience within manufacturing or banking is preferable but not a must
👉Good interpersonal skills with strong verbal and written communication skills

Job Title: Transport General Manager, Night Shift

Location: Lagos
Function/Domain: Materials/Logistics/Supply Chain Management/Procurement

Job Responsibilities
In the role of Night duty Transport General Manager you will be responsible for the following:

👉Achieving key performance indicators through effective management of the team with delegation and monitoring key priorities.
👉Ensuring a professional hand-over takes place between each shift.
👉Setting goals for team members and self-using the internal system and ensuring these are achieved.
👉To support the management of a fleet of drivers and transport support staff, ensuring that they work effectively

Desired Qualification/Preferred Competencies
Candidates wishing to be consider for this role should meet the following criteria:

👉Experienced of working within a transport environment.
👉Lead by example and try to resolve driver issues on a night to night basis to avoid formal grievances.
👉Knowledge of transport legislation.
👉Knowledge of computerized scheduling and driver management packages would be an advantage.
👉Experience of supervising / managing a team; if at a senior level this would be highly advantageous.

Job Title: Workshop Manager

Location: Lagos
Function/Domain: Materials/Logistics/Supply Chain Management/Procurement

Project Descriptions

This position will manage and lead a team of people in allocating workload and managing the day to day operations in the workshop.
It requires the job holder to co-ordinate resources and liaise with internal and external key contacts to ensure work is delivered on time and to a quality standard.

Job Responsibilities
Duties:

👉Responsible for job allocation and job flow in the workshop including job scheduling and labour allocation for day to day operations.
👉Co-ordinate resources, (operational and human) schedules and activities to effectively manage jobs.
👉Ensure supplies are ordered for each job.
👉Assist with quoting, project management, materials purchasing and quality checks.
👉Ensure correct job numbers are used and that time records are correct.
👉Provide oversight and check job estimates.

Desired Qualification/Preferred Competencies
Person Specifications:

👉You hold a Degree in Business Administration or in a Technical field, Bachelor’s Degree in related field preferred;
👉You possess at least twenty-five (25) years of experience in a similar role;
👉Strong interpersonal skills
👉Ability to work with people at various levels from shop floor to senior management
👉Can look beyond the initial customer enquiry and identify other business opportunities
👉CAD drawing skills are an advantage but not essential
Project management

Job Title: Transport Maintenance Senior Transport Manager

Location: Lagos
Function/Domain: Materials/Logistics/Supply Chain Management/Procurement

Project Description

In the role of Senior Transport Manager you will be responsible for the management of all maintenance activities required to meet safety, service reliability and budget and schedule goals including the management of corrective and preventive maintenance for all trucks, track work, guide way, structures, station doors, traction power supply and distribution system, communication system and automatic truck control system.

Job Responsibilities

Lead and supervise over maintenance department, the personnel and activities and ensure employees adhere to all safety rules and company operating polices, and code of ethics;
Make timely and responsible decisions regarding operational and personnel matters, including allocation of resources, customer service issues, performance appraisals, employee development, and corrective actions.
Collaborate with operation, engineering and capital asset replacement program managers’ resources

Desired Qualification/Preferred Competencies
Person Specifications As our ideal candidate:

👉You hold a Degree in Business Administration or in a Technical field, Bachelor’s degree in related field preferred;
👉You possess at least twenty-five (25) years of experience in a similar role;
👉You have at least twenty-five (25) years of Operations and Maintenance (O&M) experience working in an industrial environment;
👉You have strong leadership’s skills.
👉You are problem solving focused
👉Your English communication skills are excellent both written

Job Title: General Manager Transport

Location: Lagos
Function/Domain: Materials/Logistics/Supply Chain Management/Procurement

Job Responsibilities
In the role of Transport General Manager you will be responsible for the following Duties:

👉Responsible for getting the Dangote products in the right quantities, to the right locations all at the right time.
👉In charge of the day to day operations of the transport department.
👉Efficiently managing a team of drivers and vehicles.
👉Responsible for all of the dispatching, routing, and tracking of delivery vehicles.
👉Dispatching Dangote products to national and international destinations.

Desired Qualification/Preferred Competencies

👉Bachelor’s Degree in Transport and Logistics.
👉Master’s Degree with specialization in Transport and Logistics.
👉Minimum of 25 years of related experience with at least 15 years specific experience in transport.
👉Able to operate effectively in a high volume service driven transport operation
👉Strong understanding of current transport system, concepts, strategy and best practice.
👉Strong organizing and time management skills
👉Good interpersonal relationship skills.
👉Good interpersonal relationship skills and communication, presentation and facilitation skills.

Job Title: Market Developer

Location: Lagos
Function/Domain: Sales/Business Development

Project Descriptions

The Market Developer will be required to achieve Fixed Coverage Plans, Call Frequency & Merchandising Objectives through regular visits to all potential sales outlets while maintaining the highest standards of performance.

Job Responsibilities

👉Achieve the daily and monthly Call targets by ensuring complete and proper coverage of the allocated area;
👉Ensure that all outlets are visited in the correct sequence,
👉Follow the planned call in each outlet and make sure that they are well stocked with Dangote Cement always.
👉Determine the amount of bags required for next week and arrange with distributors to order the load accordingly.
👉Maintain a good relationship with the customers at all times.

Desired Qualification/Preferred Competencies

👉0-2 years Post-Qualification experience within any industry
👉First Degree/HND in any discipline
👉Must be intensely self-driven but be motivated to work within a team
👉Must be persuasive, persistent, accountable and ready to take on additional responsibility.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Application Deadline 31st January, 2016.
Company: Dangote Group

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BREAKING NEWS || WHY MTN ENDORSED DE-OLA’S NEW SONG REVEALED

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Welcome to Breaking News ‘Entertainment Splash’ on influence, I am Candi Peters. Everyday, we swing round the world through investigative field-force to bring you the latest and trending updates around the globe. From Cape Town, comes to you exclusive report on why the hot and sizzling single ‘This is The Morning of Your Life’ by super songstress DE-OLA  was endorsed as a ring back/caller tune by MTN. Enjoy the rave!

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Whilst the world stood still and in awe as De-Ola sang BLW national anthem in a very special rendering and style upon a special invite by the President of the Nation–Pastor Chris Oyakhilome PhD, DSc, DD, another ground breaking good news was underway for this visionary and anointed singer. It was the endorsement of De-Ola’s new song (This is The Morning of Your Life) as a ring back/caller tune by the premium South African Telecom Giant MTN which enjoys the largest subscriber base in Nigeria and many African Countries. What a way to start the new year for this artiste. Imagine how many millions of MTN subscribers would have De-Ola minister to them everyday.

Without wasting time, the beautiful and talented singer took to her Facebook wall to say this which captures the secret behind the good news:

What a way to start this glorious year of Spreading. My father, mentor and life coach Rev (Dr.) Chris Oyakhilome called me out at the Dec 31st Night Global Service, 2015 to lead the BLW Nation in taking the BLW Anthem. Pastor Sir, thank you so much for the opportunity. It meant the whole world to me! Yesterday again, MTN officially endorsed and released my song  “This is the Morning of Your Life”  as its New Year Season caller ringback tune. This is amazing, I am truly spreading graciously and victoriously.

A special thank you to my Zonal Director, Pst Lanre Alabi (for believing so much in me & for your love) , my Pst and father, Pst (Dr.) Olugbenga Olusanya and my one and only Pastor Zunny Abu! Also to my mum, Evangelist Kathy,  to Kelly Leon for being  there always, to the Amazing Alpha Choir, to Lawrence Omoiyare my video director , to the Hip Hop Girls, members of the Rose of Sharon PCF, to all my friends & family members. Am grateful. I love you all. De-Ola

“From the statement of the artiste, being sold out to the gospel and the service of God in the church particularly; following the leadership of the Spirit and instruction of your prophet through the word, is all that every music minister needs to be fulfilled. When God anoints you, he puts up structure for your spreading. No need for human mechanics or otherwise. This is the secret!” #IWABVIEW

A LITTLE ABOUT ‘DE-OLA’
De-Ola is a fast rising multi talented and super anointed gospel music minister. A university graduate with several professional training/experience to her credit. She is the CEO of Core-Global Services Ltd: a 21st century engineering training outfit with some international partnership interests.

As a gospel music minister, she has enjoyed first class privilege of ministering amongst groups at some internationl Conferences of Pastor Chris Oyakhilome PhD and Also leading her group church choir to perform live on the biggest stage in the world-LoveWorld Convocation Arena, Lagos Nigeria at the most watched Global Music Event- International Music Concert (IMC); a Bi-annual music concert that features some of the world’s foremost music Legends and with a transmission scope on major satellite, cable, terrestrial and Online TV platforms reaching more than 7 continents of the world, organized by Christ Embassy.

Finally, the biggest shocker which was; being enlisted into the Presidential Hip Pop Girls group- a special envoy for Pastor Chris that performed before a global audience at the LoveWorld Festival of Music and Arts, 2015 in Johannesburg South Africa -the greatest music and arts festival ever on earth. Whilst that rocked De-Ola’s world and fans, at the 2015 New Eve Service with Pastor Chris, the songstress unexpectedly, was invited by the President of the BLW nation to lead the global audience in singing the national anthem of the great nation of BLW. Again the news which made headline on #IWAB Breaking News and several other blogs has since skyrocketed De-Ola’s fan base. Who knows what next?.

HOW TO COPY THE CALLER TUNE
For MTN users; when you call an MTN number, and the ringback caller tune by De-Ola (This is The Morning of Your Life) is playing, kindly press 1 to copy the song. Thank you. De-Ola

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BREAKING NEWS || PASTOR CHRIS GIVES USD185,000 TO 16 GLOBAL YOUTH LEADERS

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Welcome to Breaking News on influence, I am Linda Murphy. Everyday, we swing round the world through investigative field-force to bring you the latest and trending updates around the globe. Enjoy the moment!

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Future Africa Leaders Award is a initiative of Pastor Chris Oyakhilome PhD, DSc, DD to explore, educate, mentor, highlight and empower intelligent and genuine Leadership Potentials deposite in the lives of young Africans. This is streamed through Presidential Recognitions, Star Prize and Cash Gifts each year to all the recipients of this rare kind of Award and foremost of any kind in the world since inception, during the usual 31st night global service with Pastor Chris.

31st night of December 2015 is another night and the global service is ongoing. Just a moment ago, 16 recipients of FALA 2015 were announced and called up for a presidential Handshake and reception of their awards. To climax the rapturous moments when the prestigious award took place, the President of BLW nation Pastor Chris Oyakhilome made a public announcement of USD10,000 cash gift to each of the 16 recipients of FALA and USD25,000 as the Star prize, making a total of USD185,000 Cash gifts to these global leaders, painstakingly nominated from across Africa following strict evaluations of the leadership impact and works of several nominations.

It is proof positive that these global leaders will go every step of the way, much more better equipped to continue the course of their global impact through uncommon leadership responsibilities. More update coming to you soon only on influence news #IWAB

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BREAKING NEWS || CELEBRITY GOSPEL ARTIST ‘JOSH AJAKAYE, FAVOUR GOMENTI & UCHE PAUL’ BECOME AMBASSADORS OF DELAQUINE SUPERSTORE

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Welcome to Breaking News on influence, I am Linda Murphy. Everyday, we swing round the world through investigative field-force to bring you the latest and trending updates around the globe. In focus today is business report.

CELEBRITY GOSPEL ARTIST ‘JOSH AJAKAYE, FAVOUR GOMENTI & UCHE PAUL’ BECOME AMBASSADORS OF DELAQUINE SUPERSTORE

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From the Nigerian market, brand communication industry has continuously grown in value and size. According to our Correspondent, a new retail chain store opening soon in Lagos ‘DELAQUINE’ has named a celebrity gospel artiste Josh Ajakaye, two young Nigerian Models ‘Favour Gomenti and Uche Paul’ as its brand Ambassadors. Few weeks ago, the Urban Gospel Music Signature and the talented models had received official notification following series of management procedure, and today the official endorsement deal was confirmed on behalf of the company by the country manager ‘Miss Ovume’. Further report affirms that the artiste is currently in the studio working on jingles, and skits for commercial to promote the Superstore alongside the models. The official opening of the Superstore slated for November will afford the ambassadors the opportunity to commence their official assignment. More news on this coming to you soon only on influence news

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HAVENS OF THE WORLD || THE WORLD’S 10 MOST LUXURIOUS HOTELS EPISODE

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Welcome to Havens of the World on influence, I am Amaka Donalds. Everyday we travel across borders and places to bring you exciting and pleasant moments and memories through publications and iMirror of magnificent, luxuriant and exotic destinations, properties, landscapes and structures with extraordinary tourism potentials to inspire the spirit of recreation for your thrill. On this platform, you get to know and also wowed as you discover places and phenomenas of the earth you never thought existed, then of certainty you will be moved to appreciate God for the wisdom he gives men to turn their world into aesthetic haven. In this episode, you will be amazed and eager to travel as we unveil to you some of the most fascinating wonders (10 most luxurious hotels) of the world ever made by man. Now hear this: for the seekers of honeymoon destinations, holiday spots, travel and tours makers, real estate investors, environmental scientists, event planners and all lovers of space ambience, this is for you. Enjoy and share the moment with us”

1. EMIRATES PALACE, ABU DHABI

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Emirates Palace offers a service that goes beyond 5 stars, and if you go there you will have an experience to remember, where all your needs will be catered to. As soon as you enter the hotel property, you can sense the spirit and luxury of the magnificent Emirates Palace. This hotel shows the best of Abu Dhabi, the Capital of the United Arab Emirates. It has its own private beach that is 1.3 km long and it stretches all the way to the hotel’s own private marina and a private natural bay. This hotel is maybe the most luxurious hotel in the whole world and many people dream about spending at least one night there. What contributes to the luxurious experience that makes the guests want to come again and again are the amazing swimming pools (yes, in plural). One is meant for fun activities and adventure, and the other for relaxation and spending some peaceful time, surrounded by 85 hectares of wonderful landscape.

Emirates Palace is a classic traditional Arabic palace, and with 114 stunning 18-meter high domes and rooms decorated with gold and marble, it is one of the most glorious pieces of Arabic architecture. However, this hotel is not all tradition, as each of its 302 luxury rooms and 92 suites is equipped with the latest technology, and the guests have the services of a personal butler available 24/7.

2. MARDAN PALACE HOTEL, TURKEY

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Located in the Mediterranean, in this hotel you can experience the famous Turkish hospitality, as guests are always treated and served with passion and commitment and provided with luxurious elegance and royal splendor combined with modern commodities.

This hotel looks like a castle from your favorite fairytales. The architecture greatly resembles the one of the palaces built in the ancient Ottoman days, and alongside the top notch service and quality, this hotel can be said to be the oriental heaven. The hotel’s resort is alongside the wonderful shore of the Mediterranean Sea, and its property takes up a total of 180,000 square meters. Each of the 546 luxurious rooms and suites is unique and fit for the wants and needs of even the most demanding guests, and provides spectacular and wonderful views of the Taurus Mountains, the Da Vinci Bridge that goes across the large luxurious landscaped swimming pool, or a partial view of the Mediterranean Sea.

Each of the rooms is equipped with modern high technology devices, providing you with the amazing combination of tradition and classic luxury on one side, and a modern touch that brings to the overall comfort and satisfaction. The experience of the guests is heightened and improved with the constant availability of a private butler.

3. THE WESTIN EXCELSIOR, ROME

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This hotel has a long history, as it opened back in 1906. Since then, this hotel has been a place where many celebrities, statesmen and artists came to enjoy their holidays and visit the Eternal City. It is internationally known for the best quality of service in an amazing surrounding.

The Westin Excelsior is an amazing place to go to if you are looking for a place where you can treat yourself and enjoy massage and spa time in the Kami Wellness Center. There is also a fully staffed Concierge Desk where knowledgeable enterprising associates are at your service 24/7 and are ready to cater to your every need, from recommending a place to go for an evening of entertainment, and giving directions for your city tour, to more serious demands.

The Westin Excelsior has an indoor pool where arches and neoclassical columns are a luxurious recreation of the Roman Baths and when you go there you will get a feel of the Roman ancient culture, but enjoy in the lavish modern comfort as well. Here you can enjoy a swim, sit and relax next to the water or drink cocktails or smoothies in a luxurious whirlpool. And if you didn’t just come to relax, but would like to get your heart pumping, you will have access to the Westin Workout Fitness Studio where you will be able to re-energize in a stylish gym with all the necessary equipment for all sorts of trainings.

4. BURJ AL ARAB HOTEL, DUBAI

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Since it was built, this hotel represents the symbol of modern Dubai. Other than the fabulous design that you have never seen before anywhere in the world, what makes this hotel distinct from all the other ones is the extraordinary service. This hotel offers only suite accommodation with the finest service that you can only experience there. What makes the guests feel more comfortable and safe is the ability to check in discretely from their rooms, and the fact that every floor has a separate private reception, alongside with every guest having their own personal butler. Overall, we can freely say that there are not many places with this level of professionalism and hospitality.

Every guest of Burj Al Arab hotel has unlimited access to the hotel’s private beach, and spa center with additional separate ladies facilities, access to both indoor and outdoor pools and complimentary access to Wild Wadi Waterpark as long as you are staying. And on top of that, if you have children they can enjoy complimentary access to all Sinbad’s Kids Club.

You will never get bored in this resort, as you can enjoy a variety of activities – from adventurous to relaxing. The hotel is just besides the sandy beach and the beautiful blue sea, and inside the resort there is an enormous pool where you can relax and have a cocktail brought to you at any time. Whatever your wishes and needs are, they will be fulfilled here.

5. THE PLAZA, NEW YORK CITY

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The Plaza hotel provides the ultimate balance between its classical style and rich history and the modern times, thus presenting the most popular luxury destination, letting its guests experience this iconic urban resort along with a contemporary spirit.

This hotel has 282 luxurious rooms, including 102 suites which are said to be larger than suites in any other hotel in New York City. The lavish décor, the Plaza Food Hall and the Champagne Bar and impeccable hygiene along with the constantly available butler service contribute to this hotel being rated as one of the best and most luxurious ones in the world. Whatever your heart desires, you can get it while being a guest at this hotel.

The elegance that has been nourished throughout its history is now accompanied by discretely placed modern technology in order to provide all the modern day necessities and indulgences, but without spoiling the rich traditional spirit.

The luxurious Grand Ballroom and Terrace Room have been restored to its original form, and in the historic landmarks that are still the heart of the Plaza hotel, social and business events continue to be held. This hotel provides an unforgettable experience. Your every need will be catered to and with the greatest respect and commitment. The only thing that guests might not like here is the fact that professional photos cannot be taken in the lobby, in order to ensure the privacy. But with all of the services this hotel has to offer, this little thing can be neglected.

6. ATLANTIS PARADISE ISLAND, BAHAMAS

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The first step you make inside the property of this hotel, your mind will instantly be released of all worries and negativity. This is maybe the hotel that provides the most amazing and unbelievably beautiful and breathtaking experience.

Even though offering many kinds of rooms and suites to suite the needs of different kinds of people with different budgets, this hotel provides luxury and excellent service to all the guests. The icing on the cake of all rooms and accommodations is the Bridge Suite, which is literally located on the bridge that connects two Royal Towers. The view from all the rooms, especially the previously mentioned one, is magnificent and you won’t be able to look away from the water and the horizon, unless when you look what’s inside the hotel – the gold trimmings and lavish and tasty decoration.

Every guest of this hotel has access to 11 unique pools, 3 white-sand beaches that are a part of the hotel’s property, and a large 141-acre water park. If you are up for an adventure, you can participate in the water activities and visit the Atlantis Casino where you can take part in tournaments and other gaming events, but if you came to relax and have a taste of culture – you have unlimited access to the library and the Atlantis Theatre. Atlantis Paradise Island also offers a rich nightlife, and you can choose which of the many clubs you will visit, and the hotel staff will be happy to give you advice according to your wishes.

7. PALMS, LAS VEGAS

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This hotel is internationally famous for what it has to offer to its guests. The accommodations of the greatest quality, the access to extravagant and amazing pools, fabulous cuisine, and a rich nightlife are what make Palms the high end hotel that it is. If you came to Las Vegas to feel the excitement, you will find it here, as the staff is working on making this place as vibrant and high in energy as possible.

The property of the hotel takes up around 30 acres, where there are 3 different unique towers, and you will experience different amazing views from of the Las Vegas Strip and Spring Mountains. Recently, the hotel has been transformed, and millions of dollars were invested in order to make this hotel as fantastic as it is now. The rooms are redesigned and made more classy and luxurious, the culinary chefs are more professional and the food is better, and not to mention the casinos where all the fun is.

This hotel also has a fitness and massage center where you can go get your heart pumping or relax after a day spent having fun in the casino. What brings to the fame of this hotel is that it is the place where playboy bunnies stay when they come to Vegas. The Hugh Hefner Sky Villa in the Fantasy Tower is reserved specifically for Hugh and his girls, but it keeps attracting many guests from all around the world.

8. THE BOULDERS, ARIZONA

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The Boulders is a desert retreat, where you can relax and enjoy the scenery that has been in the process of creation for millions of years. If you have come for some relaxation, you can revitalize at the Waldorf Astoria Spa, where your mind and body will be replenished. The spa oasis takes up around 33,000 square feet and it provides massage, revitalizing facial treatments and other relaxing treatments. All the ingredients used in spa treatments come from the desert environment.

As for the accommodations, you can choose from a wide variety – Casitas, Executive Suites, Vilas, Haciendas and The Villa Retreat – and each of these are decorated in a Southwestern elegant style and contain luxuries such as fireplaces and natural stone showers.

If you are in a mood for some fun activities, you can enjoy a game or two of golf, which is widely represented in this area, but you can also swim in pools (there are four of them) or play tennis in some of the tennis courts. The guests can also enjoy unique restaurants and cafes where they can enjoy either a formal or casual atmosphere, according to their liking.

This hotel is always aiming to improve and provide better guest experience and make it even more special, which is why it is now pet friendly. These comfortable and luxurious accommodations and the natural beauty you cannot see anywhere else in the world make this hotel one of the most luxurious ones in the world.

9. CUISINART GOLF RESORT & SPA, ANGUILLA

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CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa is an award-winning luxurious hotel located in the curve of Anguilla’s Rendezvous Bay. Its architecture is greatly inspired by the architecture of the Mediterranean. Its luxury shows in the lush gardens that surround the amazing and vast pool and stretches to the stunning suites with a beach view and villas that have their own private pools. If you need relaxation and peaceful time, Venus Spa is the right place for you, and after you spend some time there you will feel rejuvenated. This spa provides healing aqua therapy and treatments that restore body and soul balance.

If you like trying different cuisines, you can taste amazing different types of food and you can even have dinners at the beach at the Chef’s Table to the Beach Grill, where you will have the opportunity to eat while enjoying the sounds of the sea. If you like cooking and learning new cooking styles, you can take classes and learn from the best chefs, and cook together with them using fresh produce from the Hydroponic farm that belongs to the resort.

The rooms are spacious and they all have water views. Waterfront rooms have balconies with an ocean view, and private villas have private pools. If you like golf, you will enjoy staying here as you can play surrounded by sea grapes and palms, you can relax and not think of the time and worries.

10. SECRETS MARQUIS, LOS CABOS

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Secrets Marquis in Los Cabos Consists of 235 rooms, from large and private casitas to luxurious suites with an ocean view. All of these rooms are decorated in a modern Mexican style and with oil paintings, they are luxuriously furnished and equipped with imported linens.

Each of the rooms are comfortable and represent a combination of the traditional Mexican style and modern luxurious commodities. Each room has a balcony or a terrace and views of the Sea of Cortes. The mini bar is refreshed every day, and all the new technology is available to you 24/7. Many of these rooms have a Jacuzzi.

This resort is located on a peaceful long beach that is perfect if you are in a mood for a romantic walk with your partner. In just a half an hour of relaxed walk you can get to the place where all the nightlife happens. You will never get bored in Secrets Marquis, as there are many activities that you can enjoy, including darts, yoga, scuba diving, fitness, ping pong and many more.

When it is time to eat, you have a wide variety of choices, and if you are a guest on the Unlimited-Luxury plan at this hotel, you don’t even need to make reservations in many top restaurants.
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A MUST READ | LEGENDARY INTERNATIONAL NEWS ANCHOR ‘ADESEWA JOSH IS GIVING HOPE TO OVER 1000 AFRICAN CHILDREN

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Welcome to Celebrity File on influence. On this program, we go beyond borders to dig out the X-factors in noble men and women and make them your challenging line to dare your fears and live your dream. In this timely and riveting episode, we bring you the amazing but brave story of one of the greatest young women in global media frontline alive with an iconic seasoning in her evolution and legendary aspect to her formation. Ladies and gentle men all over the world, meet the super sensational Broadcast Prowess Josh Adesewa; the lady, her make and her influence 👉👏

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ABOUT PROJECT SMILE AFRICA
This is a community based project, reaching out to children in a bid to create better societies across Africa once every year. #ProjectSmileAfrica targets poor communities, and provides books, clothes, shoes toys, to mention but a few for the children. As the project expands, we hope to be able to embark on bigger community projects sequel to anticipated increase in our donor and volunteer base.

As a project reaching out to the socio- economic needs of children in Africa between the ages of 0-19 through education and empowerment, we are a group of professional volunteers and we implement project tailored to our research and expert analysis world wide.

PSA works with volunteers including professionals and donors to bring each community tailored project to fruition. We believe that little consistent changes can change the world, putting as little as a smile on a child’s face can change their life forever. We in the nearest future, want to partner with major regional bodies with common goals like the United Nations to bring hope to these children. Help us give the little things.

HIGHLIGHT OF PSA PAST LIFE CHANGING GIANT STRIDES

“Adesewa Josh and Project smile Africa Team tackle sex and adolescent pregnancy at “Talk to your Teens” Event”

We officially launched last year, when we visited the police barracks in Ikeja to cater for over a thousand kids. we have now embarked on a five year campaign called Talk2urteen to create awareness about the dangers of adolescent pregnancy, and engage the girls in different communities and secondary schools on appropriate sex education.
                        
On the 3rd of December 2014, our Talk2urteen campaign kicked off with over 400 secondary school girls, as our team of professional volunteers engaged them in meaningful conversation about sex, the danger of adolescent pregnancy, also about their health and the importance of education.

Our main objective throughout this campaign is to support and inspire the girl child, encouraging her to prioritize her education and steer clear of adolescent pregnancy, which is said to be the number one killer of teenage girls worldwide, but more rampant in developing countries; an experience that also reduces substantially the chances of a bright future for the girl. We at PROJECT SMILE AFRICA know that adolescent girls hold the key to a world free of poverty. We have a team of professional volunteers across Africa who are blazing the trail in their countries, and we are open to more volunteers interested in leading the initiative in their countries.

Interested volunteers and donors can indicate their interest by sending a mail to psa@adesewajosh.com,
talk2urteens@gmail.com or call +234 (0) 8098011322, +234 (0) 8026663785

ABOUT THE MEDIA DUCHESS
Adesewa Josh is a prime time News Anchor and Correspondent currently practicing with Africa’s best TV of the year, and Nigeria’s 8th time best TV station Channels Television. She is also the convener of Project Smile Africa; a community based project that reaches out to children and teens in rural communities.

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Career Milestone Success
She was the only TV broadcast journalist from Nigeria nominated by the US Government to report on the Historic US-Africa Leaders Summit in Washinghton DC. During the summit, she was the only African journalist who reported alongside CNN, AP, AURN amongst others at the 2nd African First Ladies conference hosted by the US First Lady Michelle Obama. Prior to this, she was the only correspondent from West Africa invited to cover the maiden edition of the George W.Bush African First Ladies conference in Dareesalam Tanzania where she interviewed the First Lady – Her Excellency ‘Madame Salma Kikwete’, top government officials, reputable African business men and women among others.

At the first World Economic Forum Africa held in Abuja; Nigeria’s federal capital, she was the station’s on the ground correspondent who reported extensively on the event, interviewing African leaders, top business men, and Brazil’s former President Lula Da Silva. In her capacity as a News Anchor and correspondent, she has interviewed several Nigerian Governors , ministers and business executives including Forbes Africa’s richest man in Africa Aliko Dangote, taking them up on issues bordering on National security, development, politics, international relations among others.

She moderated the United Nations backed Genvoices telethon, a platform to harness the offline and online energy of young Nigerians for practical efforts towards nation building. As an International Affairs correspondent, she reported on President Barack Obama’s Africa tour in 2013, and she played a leading role in a team that hosted a live town hall interview of President barack obama and former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton; the first of its kind in Africa, and exclusive to channels television in Nigeria. She investigated the US -Nigeria relations after the United States discovered shale oil, predicting a slight shift in America’s foreign policy towards Nigeria. During her research, she interviewed the Us consul General to Nigeria-Jeffrey Hawkins. She has also interviewed other Ambassadors, top US government officials to mention but a few.

Adesewa has also participated in reputable local and international conferences including the Global Investigative Journalism Conference in Rio De Jenairo Brazil. Prior to her advent into full time broadcast journalism, Adesewa was a client service executive with a small start-up company shortly after she graduated from the university, she led the marketing team to create a strategic marketing campaign for the company’s new products. Shortly after that, she worked with a local production company as a producer, presenter and field director for a lifestyle programme. She started her own media consultancy firm Fariedah Fariedah in 2012 and has offered consultancy services to top political figures including former vice president Atiku Abubakar.

She has used her platform to push for policy review on issues bordering on girl child education, women empowerment, among others. As the convener of Project Smile Africa, Adesewa led a team of professional volunteers to a rural community in lagos in 2013 to reach out to over 1,000 children between ages 4-17yrs who live in abject poverty. She single handedly raised funds for the project from volunteers and local investors. Adesewa had been an Actor, she featured in the popular DSTV drama series Tinsel, to mention but a few , the one time model also graced major Nigerian brands including Multivite.

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Educational Profile
Adesewa holds a Post graduate diploma in International relations and strategic studies from the Lagos State University, a first degree in Science Laboratory Technology from the Federal University of Akure, a Certificate in governance from Alder Consulting, a certificate in TV presentation from UK’s Aspire Presenting Institute. She trained as a producer with the BBC. Adesewa is a speaker and media trainer. She is also a member of the young African Leader initiative Network (YALIN) and the Global Investigative Journalism Network.
Photo Credit: Adesewa’s Facebook
Research Credit: Adesewa’s Resume

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UNMASKED FACE OF AFRICAN “UNITED NATION’S-TOP17 GLOBAL LEADER: DR. AKINWUMI ADESINA”

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Headline:
“Nigerian Minister, Akinwumi Adesina, elected President of African Development Bank (AFDB)”

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Nigeria’s outgoing Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Akinwumi Adesina, on Thursday emerged the 8th President of the African Development Bank (AfDB)

Mr. Adesina, 55, will succeed incumbent president, Donald Kaberuka, at the end of his second term as President of the Bank in August 2015.

The new AfDB President emerged winner at the end of the election conducted by the Board of the Bank during the annual meeting of the African Development Bank Group in Abidjan.

Mr. Adesina’s victory was announced by the Minister of Planning and Development for Côte d’Ivoire, Albert Toikeusse Mabri, who is currently the Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Bank.

Mr. Adesina defeated seven other candidates, including Sufian Ahmed, the Minister of Finance and Economic Development of Ethiopia; Jaloul Ayed, President, MED Confederation of Tunisia; Kordjé Bedoumra, Minister of Finance and Budget, Republic of Chad; and Cristina Duarte, Cape Verdean Minister of Finance and Planning, who was also a former Director, Private sector development and competitiveness programme, World Bank Project, Cape Verde.

The others were Samura Kamara, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Sierra Leone; Thomas Sakala, a Zimbabwean and former Vice-President, Country and Regional Programmes, AfDB; and Birama Sidibé, a Malian, who is also Vice-President, Islamic Development Bank, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

The election was held in line with the amended rules of procedure governing the election of the President of the African Development Bank (Article 1).

The amendment requires that the bank holds election for its President during the Annual Meeting.

Mr. Adesina’s ambition to head the body was supported by President Goodluck Jonathan and the incoming president, Muhammadu Buhari.

He will assume office on September 1, 2015.

The ADB operates under the leadership of the President, who serves as its legal representative, and the Chairperson of the Board of Directors, and the Chief of Staff of the Bank.

The President conducts the business of the bank, under the direction of the Board of Directors.

The President is elected by the Board of Governors and serves a five-year term, renewable once.

The current President, Donald Kaberuka, a national of Rwanda, was elected in July 2005, and commenced his first term on September 1, 2005.

Following his re-election in May 2010, he commenced his last five-year term on September 1 2010.

Below is a brief biography of Mr. Adesina as published on the website of Nigeria’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

Dr. Adesina is a distinguished agricultural development expert with 24 years of experience in developing and managing successful agricultural programmes across Africa.

He graduated with Bachelors degree in Agricultural Economics with First Class Honours from the University of Ife, Nigeria (1981), where he was the first student to be awarded this distinction by the University. He obtained his PhD degree in Agricultural Economics in 1988 from Purdue University, USA, where he won the Outstanding PhD Thesis for his research work.

Until his appointment as the Honourable Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development in 2011, he was the Vice President, Policy and Partnerships Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA). Dr. Adesina has held senior leadership positions in some of the foremost agricultural institutions in the world.

He was Principal Economist and Social Science Coordinator for the International Institute for Tropical Agriculture, Ibadan (1995-1998); Principal Economist and Coordinator of the West Africa Rice Economics Task Force at the West Africa Rice Development Association (1990-1995); and Assistant Principal Economist at the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics. He was Associate Director, Food Security at the Rockefeller Foundation where he was in senior leadership positions from 1998- 2008; Regional Office Director and Representative for Southern Africa.

He has published extensively and served on Editorial Boards of several leading journals. He was the President of the African Association of Agricultural Economists from 2008-2010. He has received several international awards for his work and leadership in agriculture.

In 2007, he was awarded the prestigious YARA Prize in Oslo, Norway, for his leadership in pioneering innovative approaches for improving farmers’ access to agricultural inputs in Africa. He was awarded the Borlaug CAST Award in 2010 by the Council for Agricultural Science and Technology, USA, for his global leadership in agricultural science and technology. He received the Distinguished Alumni Award from Purdue University in 2008 and the Distinguished Alumni Award from the Obafemi Awolowo University, in 2009. He was awarded Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters by Franklin and Marshall College, USA, in 2010 for his global leadership on agriculture and improving the lives and livelihoods of the poor. In 2013, he was named “African Man of The Year” by Forbes Magazine, for his Great Agricultural Reforms. The African Legend of Agricultural Transformation now inherits a financially sound institution, which was awarded AAA rating by US ratings Agency Fitch in 2013 – a year in which it lent a total of USD6.8billion for 317 operations.

He was appointed by the United Nations Secretary-General Ban ki-Moon as one of the 17 global leaders to spearhead the Millennium Development Goals. His passion is to use agriculture to end hunger, create wealth and jobs and drive equitable economic growth in Africa to lift millions out of poverty. He has brought that passion to his native home Nigeria, in his present position as the Honourable Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, where he is already spearheading major reforms to transform Nigerian agriculture.
Quoted Source: African Leadership Magazine
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LOVING YOU

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Hello, welcome to inspire you on Influence. As always, you will learn, improve and enjoy your day today. I want to talk to you about something very simple but powerful and it is “Loving You“.

Hmmm!… what manner of love hath the father bestowed on us that we should be called the Sons of God: therefore, the world knoweth us not,because it knew him not: 1 John 3:1.

We live in a world where true value, knowledge and understanding exist in short supply. Often times, this situation makes it difficult for true perception, perspective and healthy opinions to come to bear in how we relate and share air. A circumstance of this kind in not very scarce ocassions, leave many; victms of shame, prisoners of hate, low self esteem and timid dispositions. A tell of how ugly, poor, deprived, stupid, foolish, uneducated, stubborn and wretched you are by some folks in your world, in Government, at school or elswhere, are conventional to your daily experience with little or no strength in your faith to fight the dire image depression your emotion battles with every now and then just to have you survive the mental junks you are saddled with from such uncivic environment. I got good news for you and you got to listen; They said: You are dirty and unclean, but Jesus said: You are cleansed through the words that I have spoken to you. They said: You are as poor as a church rat, but God said: I am the lord that giveth you power to get wealth. They said: You are a bastard, but God said: I am the father to the fatherless. They said: You are an illiterate with zero educational background,  but he said: You have an unction from a holy one and you know all things. They said: you have no class, but he said: You are a royal priesthood…!. They said: Your parents died by so so and so evil or disease, and by default you will die too, but he said: No weapon fashioned against you shall prosper, and he is the lord that healeth you. They said: You are nobody, and good for nothing, but he said: you are the Apple of his eyes. They said: You are a chronic Sinner-thief, lier, and prostitute with no future, but he said: You are the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus. Hey! What more do you want to hear that was said or being said about you which God has got no answer for? Absolutely nothing. Listen: you are the best that God has. Refuse to define you by public opinions.  Keep your head up, your shoulders high and your faith in Christ and live like the royalty you are. It makes no difference what your past is, because your today, and tomorrow is the next big thing to shout about. Just make up your mind to start Loving You! God bless you! Meet you again tomorrow on “Inspire You” here on “Influence”. Read, comment, like and share. Content by Influence Media, 2015. All rights reserved. Usage policy and terms apply. Stay tuned to influence via these access points: http://www.influencewithaquinas.wordpress.com, http://www.facebook.com/InfluenceWithAquinas, http://www.twitter.com/@InfluenceWithAq& Google+: AquinasCosmas.