Lawrence to lobby for higher salary for health workers

first_imgPublic Health Minister Volda Lawrence said she would be lobbying for an improved salary scale for persons working for basic wages within the health sector.She was at the time speaking to staff members of the Ptolemy Reid Rehabilitation Centre last Friday, during the closing ceremony of a two-week capacity-building programme for orthotic and prosthetic technicians.The technicians, most of them hailing from the Centre, were very instrumental inPublic Health Minister Volda Lawrenceproviding prosthetic limbs and orthotic devices for some 25 persons.Minister Lawrence said while she was grateful for the work put in by the technicians and other staff, there was no doubt that the salaries of those who labour so strenuously needed to be improved.“We are presently at the Ministry of Health trying to work with the Public Service Ministry so that persons who are branded in some particular fields and have been left there to languish, to address your salary scale so you can be remunerated properly for the important services you provide,” the Minister is quoted by the Department of Public Information as saying.She noted that the process was “taking a little longer than we thought it would have taken, but good things come to those who wait,” she assured.“We will continue to fight that fight so that persons in those other Ministries understand the important role that many of you play in the health sector, especially you here at the Ptolemy Reid Rehabilitation Centre.”Director of the Rehabilitation Centre, Cynthia Massay lauded the Minister’s commitment to health workers particularly those working at the centre.last_img read more

Golf roundup: Wi holds on to share of lead

first_imgWi used a run of three straight birdies – starting with a chip-in from just off the green at 12 – and immediately undid the damage caused by the triple, but by round’s end, it almost seemed as if Wi was alternating birdies and bogeys. He made back-to-back birdies to pass Allenby with two holes left, but dropped another shot on the par-4 ninth, his last of the day. In all, he had eight pars, six birdies, three bogeys and one triple-bogey – not to mention six consecutive 3’s at one point. “The way I hung in there today, I’m really happy,” Wi said. “But I’m really disappointed in the middle of the round, where I kind of lost focus out there. “I think I probably could have done a little better. But to shoot 70 after the way I started, I’m really pleased.” Allenby shot a 2-under 68 and left the PGA National course at around lunchtime thinking he’d be within a couple strokes of the lead by day’s end. “I think 5 under is a pretty good score after two days,” the Australian said. “This golf course is only going to get tougher from this moment on.” Defending champion Luke Donald made the cut – barely. Donald was 7 over after 14 holes, but made three consecutive birdies to rally and avoid what would have been his third consecutive missed cut in a stroke-play event. He shot a 67, 10 shots better than what he managed Thursday. Bernhard Langer added nine strokes to his Thursday score. Langer started the day one shot behind Wi, and took the outright lead with two birdies in his first four holes. But he was 6 over on the back nine and wound up shooting a 75, falling to 1 over for the tournament into a tie for 25th. Overseas: England’s Oliver Wilson eagled the 11th and 15th holes en route to a 6-under 66 and one-stroke lead in the Johnnie Walker Classic in Phuket, Thailand, sanctioned by the European, Asian and Australian tours. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “Got a stroke back there,” Wi said. An uneven round of even-70 leaves him at 5-under and tied with Robert Allenby, who is winless in his last 139 Tour events. center_img Charlie Wi got a quick lesson in addition Friday during the second-round of the PGA Tour’s Honda Classic. And because of it, he still has a share of the lead. Wi, the Westlake High grad and first-round leader, quickly squandered that advantage by making triple bogey on No. 11, his second hole, after balls found hazards and bunkers with such regularity that he actually thought he made an 8 instead of a 7. last_img read more

Baahubali 2 vs Dangal box-office collection: Aamir Khan’s film beats SS Rajamouli’s epic

first_imgIndia’s most anticipated film Baahubali 2: The Conclusion, which released on April 28, opened to phenomenal response from fans. So much so that Baahubali 2 became the first Indian film to enter the prestigious Rs 1000-crore club. While Baahubali 2 continues its dream run at the box office even on its fifth week, superstar Aamir Khan’s Dangal has reportedly beaten the records set by SS Rajamouli’s film.As per box-office figures, Dangal has earned Rs 1743 crore worldwide, while Baahubali 2 has netted Rs 1530 crore.With its WW gross collections, #AamirKhan’s #Dangal has officially beaten #Baahubali2 at the box-office. Well deserved success ?????? pic.twitter.com/R7b8cUZxc7- Haricharan Pudipeddi (@pudiharicharan) May 25, 2017It must be noted that Aamir Khan’s wrestling drama Dangal received overwhelming response in China and has earned Rs 810 crore. Dangal’s theme of battling patriarchy, gender bias and excellence in sports has struck a chord with the Chinese people. At a recent media interaction, Aamir Khan asked viewers to not compare Baahubali 2 and Dangal as they’re two different and ‘good’ films.#Dangal WW GBOC (Till May 25th 2017):#China – ? 810 Crs#Taiwan – ? 31 Crs (US$ 4.72 M)RoW – ? 744 CrsTotal – ? 1,585 Crs- Ramesh Bala (@rameshlaus) May 26, 2017On the other hand, Baahubali 2: The Conclusion was particularly praised for its breathtaking visuals and a gripping plot.#Baahubali2 becomes the 1st Indian Movie to do ? 1,000 Cr Nett in #IndiaHindi – ? 481 CrsTelugu, Tamil & Mal (Incl ROI too) – ? 520 Crs- Ramesh Bala (@rameshlaus) May 24, 2017Reports also suggest that Baahubali 2 will soon hit the screens in China. When that happens, the Prabhas-starrer is expected to fetch more moolah for the producers.advertisementLots of speculation about #Baahubali2 release in China… The update: #Baahubali2 makers have started the process of releasing in China…- taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) May 25, 2017Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Anushka Shetty, Tamannaah, Sathyaraj and Ramya Krishnan star in pivotal roles in this instalment of Baahubali too.ALSO READ: Dangal Movie ReviewALSO READ: Baahubali 2 Movie ReviewWATCH: Prabhas & Rana Daggubati talk about their ultimate face-off in Baahubali 2last_img read more