RelatedSenior Citizens’ Bible Quiz Competition Launched RelatedArchives Critical to Jamaica’s History RelatedSenior Citizens’ Bible Quiz Competition Launched Senior Citizens’ Bible Quiz Competition Launched InformationMay 6, 2010 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The National Council for Senior Citizens (NCSC) has launched it Seniors’ Bible Quiz Competition under the theme, ‘Enhancing Mental Ability’.The Bible quiz is aimed at encouraging active ageing and intellectual stimulation among seniors. The competition is open to all persons, aged 60 and over.Speaking at the launch Wednesday (May 5) at the Ministry of Labour and Social Security in Kingston, State Minister in the Ministry, Hon. Andrew Gallimore, urged seniors to use the quiz to interact with and become positive influences in the lives of young people.“You know, we believe fully in inter-generational activities, where the seniors are mixing with the young people, and I want you, when you are studying for this quiz, I am going to urge you to say to them that you need their help, as you have to study and you want them to quiz you. Give them a meaningful role in the exercise,” he urged.Mr. Gallimore suggested that the quiz could become a tool to help some young persons to live more productive lives.Turning to the challenges being faced by senior citizens, Mr. Gallimore said that the Ministry of Labour and Social Security is taking steps to target seniors through the PATH programme, as well as through NIS pension benefits.“I know that many of our seniors are facing a very challenging time. The Government is aware of the plight that you face and we have been targeting, through the PATH programme, our seniors to try to help those who are in need of help,” he said reiterating the announcement during the recent Budget Debate that, in the next few months, there will be a 20 per cent increase in the pension paid out through the NIS to seniors.Mr. Gallimore said that the Government will continue to look for ways to help seniors in tangible ways, and urged them to continue to work together through programmes like the quiz, and use them for the benefit of the country.Executive Director of the NCSC, Beverly Hall-Taylor, who conceptualised the competition, said that, if seniors are to keep healthy and worthwhile, they must engage in lifelong learning and that it was “a great pleasure” for the Council to host the senior citizens quiz competition, as a further step in the lifelong learning process.The competition will be staged in three segments, intra-parish, regional and national. Questions for the intra-parish segment will be taken from First Samuel Chapters 1-10; the regional segment will focus on the Gospel of St. Mark; while First Samuel 1-10 and the Gospel of St. Mark will be used for the finals.The quiz is divided into three sections – speed section, individual and buzzer. It is slated to begin in July of this year, with the finals to be held in November.The first place team will be awarded the Minister of State in the Ministry of Labour and Social Security’s Trophy. Second place will be given the Chairman for the National Council for Senior Citizens Trophy. Third place will receive the Enid King Trophy.Partnering with the NCSC to implement the competition are the Bible Society of the West Indies, the Mona Ageing and Wellness Centre, the East Jamaica Conference of Seventh-Day Adventists and Food For The Poor, which has donated, to date, over 200 King James Version Bibles for competitors to use in preparing for the competition. Advertisements
Sharing is caring! Tweet 56 Views no discussions LocalNews GEF7 Project directed at Sustainable Use of Forests by: – October 4, 2019 Share Share Share Photo credit: Discover Dominica AuthorityThe sustainable management of the island’s forest resource is under discussion.Several stakeholders met today to begin a workshop designed to improve the potential of Dominica’s forestry to the local economy.The agenda includes discussion on the impact of natural disaster and the climate change on livelihoods and forest-based tourism among other topics.The stakeholders include the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries, the Project Implementation Unit (PIU) of the World Bank funded Emergency Agricultural Livelihoods and Climate Resilience Project in collaboration with the Forestry, Wildlife and National Parks Division. They aimed to finalize the components of the Global Environment Facility 7 (GEF7) project.Juliana Foster-Daniels is Monitoring and Evaluating Officer and Deputy Manager of GEF7.She highlighted that the project has as its goal not just the well-being of the forest but its benefits to human life and development.“Forest, wildlife and parks management are essential for economic development in Dominica. Forestry also contributes to preservation, conservation and management of natural resources. There are also initiatives for biodiversity, ecotourism, environmental services for provision of water and erosion control.”She adds that the aim is to “support national economic development goals as well as the World Bank’s commitment to poverty reduction in all its forms ending hunger, achieving food security and improving nutrition as well as combating climate change and its impact on sustainable agriculture.”Environmental Economist Consultant with the World Bank, Juan Jose Miranda, says the World Bank aims to participate in finding solutions to the limitations facing foresting.The objectives are to discuss the potentials of Dominica’s forest contribution to national development; to enable the evaluation of issues affecting forest related economic activities and; to identify opportunities, including viable investment opportunities and approaches to improve the contribution of forestry to the national economy.
McElwain, 52, went 22-16 in three seasons at Colorado State but quickly turned around a program that had struggled for most of the last decade. The Rams went 10-2 this season.Florida had zeroed in on McElwain, who won two national titles as Alabama’s offensive coordinator under Nick Saban, earlier this week with athletics director Jeremy Foley flying out to Fort Collins to hammer out the deal.Florida announced that McElwain will have a six-year contract paying $3.5 million per year.ANALYSIS: McElwain has right background, skill set for Gators job“Coach McElwain was someone we targeted from the beginning of the search,’’ Foley said. “The more we worked through the process and did our due diligence, coupled with our meeting and conversations with him and those around him, it was obvious he is the right person to lead the Florida Gator football program.”Colorado State has named offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach Dave Baldwin as its interim head coach.“CSU athletics has benefited from the three-year association with Jim McElwain,” Colorado State president Tony Frank said via a release. “We wish him well, and are confident and we can recruit a coach who is committed to a sustained program of excellence at Colorado State over the long term.”John Morris, Colorado State’s interim director of athletics, said the school will begin its national search for McElwain’s replacement immediately. “The head football coach position at Colorado State is a dream job,” Morris said. “I am confident we will attract an outstanding group of candidates who want to coach under tremendous university leadership at this world-class institution.”FOOTBALL FOUR: Rating and debating college football and the PlayoffMcElwain had a $7.5 million buyout at Colorado State, a large sum that could have held up an agreement between him and Florida. Florida announced, however, that its University Athletic Association has agreed to play Colorado State $3 million over six years and will host the Rams for a game in Gainesville between 2017-20, with a $2 million payout attached. McElwain also will pay Colorado State $2 million.The Coloradoan reported earlier this week that the CSU’s president, Tony Frank, had verbally agreed to lower or eliminate the buyout if a so-called “dream job” came along.“He has a proven track record on the offensive side of the ball, has coached in the SEC, won two national championships and has had success as a head coach,’’ Foley said. “He has recruited the South and the state of Florida and has spent time coaching at the highest level in the NFL.“He has an engaging personality and is someone who can connect with a variety of audiences and he operates with a high level of integrity. I welcome him and his family to The Gator Nation and I’m looking forward to working alongside him and his staff as they build a championship program both on and off the field.”McElwain replaces Will Muschamp, who was fired after four seasons. Florida has its man — finally.Colorado State’s Jim McElwain has agreed to become Florida’s next head coach, the school announced Thursday. McElwain will be introduced at a news conference on Saturday.
Carlo Ancelotti took a step closer to becoming Chelsea’s new manager after he announced his contract at AC Milan has been terminated by mutual consent.But the Italian, who guided Milan to third in Serie A, said a move to Stamford Bridge has yet to be agreed.He said: “I have agreed to leave Milan. The decision was by mutual consent. But a move to London is not certain yet.”Milan announced technical director Leonardo will replace Ancelotti as manager for next season.Ancelotti signed off his eight-year reign at the San Siro with a 2-0 away victory over Fiorentina, a result which secures automatic qualification for next season’s Champions League group stages.Although he refused to confirm his future with Chelsea, the 49-year-old did say he will not be joining another club in Italy. “In agreement with the club, we have decided to bring forward the expiry of my contract,” he said. “This beautiful adventure at Milan is over.“I can’t say anything else official. I have not made any agreement with any other club. I am certainly not staying in Italy.”
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