Fire Causes Evacuation in Winnipeg Children’s Hospital

first_imgWINNIPEG – More than 100 young patients, some of them seriously ill, had to be moved when black smoke started pouring from the Children’s Hospital at Winnipeg’s Health Sciences Centre. A total of 102 patients were relocated to other parts of the complex when the fire broke out late Monday evening in an area of the hospital that is under construction. Some of the children were in the neonatal and pediatric intensive care units, but none of them was hurt. One firefighter suffered minor injuries, and the cause of the fire is not yet known. There was some smoke and water damage, but staff started moving patients back in overnight. Elective surgeries at Children’s have been cancelled for the day, but all other appointments are still scheduled. (CJOB)last_img read more

Lucy Gossage in CEP Compression Twitter takeover

first_img Related The team at CEP Compression will be offering a ‘Twitter Takeover’ on Wednesday evening (8 April, British Summer Time); hosted by CEPro triathlete Lucy Gossage. Frequently referred to as a real-life ‘Duracell Bunny’, Lucy has achieved some impressive race results over the past couple of years; most recently finishing in second place at IRONMAN South Africa behind fellow Brit, Jodie Swallow.Lucy will be ‘taking over’ the @CEPSportsUK Twitter account between 18:00 and 19:00 BST on Wednesday 8 April, and will be answering any questions that CEP followers might have about their own training and racing.Lucy said, “I am really looking forward to hearing everyone’s questions, and hope that I can offer some valuable advice for those setting out on their 2015 race season. I was really pleased with my result at IRONMAN South Africa and am excited to see what the rest of this year holds for me!”With an endorsement deal confirmed in February, Lucy Gossage’s new partnership with CEP will see her both training and racing in CEP kit in 2015, and she will be helping to promote the brand’s premium quality product range across the year.CEP Compression is the athletic performance brand of Medi, a worldwide leader in compression, orthopedics and prosthetics. Based in Bayreuth, Germany, Medi has spent the last 60 years knitting compression hosiery for patients with circulatory disease. CEP athletic compression apparel is manufactured in Germany and North Carolina, read more

Er, didn’t we get the last one? … for RLF

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Launch of New Literary Award by Kirroughtree House

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInThe rich historical and literary heritage of a period house in south west Scotland has inspired the current owner to launch an initiative to encourage a new generation of writing talent. Retired engineer Malcolm Deeks began researching the history of Kirroughtree House after buying the hotel four years ago and he became fascinated by the connections to famous writers and political rebels that he discovered. The imposing 18th century property stands in a prominent position overlooking the small town of Newton Stewart and for more than two hundred years the estate was owned by the Heron family. Patrick Heron was the patron of Scotland’s national poet Robert Burns who was a frequent visitor to the house and wrote a series of ballads in support of the landowner’s successful campaign to enter parliament. The diarist and biographer James Boswell was also a regular visitor as a cousin of the politician’s second wife. Mr Deeks explained: “Having found that Patrick Heron MP a previous owner of Kirroughtree was a patron of Robert Burns and also a friend of James Boswell, I am keen to promote the link between Kirroughtree House and the written word. I have also been inspired by the writers who now regularly stay with us during the annual Wigtown Book Festival.Writing can be used for so many different positive purposes, from conveyance of information to entertainment in the broadest sense of the word. When writing we need to detach ourselves from the everyday and become fully involved with our writing.The internet has enabled people to rush into producing billions of words of invectives and put downs in short terse statements. My objective is to encourage positive writing and wish for this to be presented in a way that is most comfortable to the writer.”Although the current Kirroughtree House dates from 1719 there is evidence of a building from a much earlier period and the Heron family’s colourful history reflects the richness of the Galloway region’s heritage including political and religious rebellion during the Wars of the Three Kingdoms and the period known as The Killing Times. But Mr Deeks is keen to point out that the area has more to offer. He said: “Galloway as a place to live, visit, or do business in, is also something that I wish to promote. The Borders have for too long been a place of battle, conflict rather than a meeting and marketplace for arts, business and culture.”I hope that the Borders diaspora around the world will become involved, take an interest in their family history and origins, then make a written contribution. All can learn from the history of Galloway, the genealogy of it inhabitants and their human stories. They also can make a written contribution, possibly linking it to their own experience. Mr Deeks wishes to play his part in encouraging positive communication by launching the Kirroughtree House Award for Literature inviting entries from aspiring writers, age over 18, from all over the world. Short stories or articles between 1000 and 5000 words long on any aspect of Galloway will be in with a chance of winning the top prize of £1000 with five runners up prizes of £200 also on offer. Entries will be received until 28th November 2016. Further details of the competition, entry requirements and terms and conditions can be found at www.kirroughtreehouse.comlast_img read more