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USS Carter Hall travels to Brazil for UNITAS LX exercises

USS Carter Hall travels to Brazil for UNITAS LX exercises

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Aug. 5 (UPI) -- The dock landing ship USS Carter Hall left port in Virginia to travel to UNITAS LX, an annual, multinational exercise hosted this year by Brazil. The ship left Joint Expeditionary Base-Little Creek with nearly 350 Navy and Marine personnel on Sunday. Scheduled for Aug. 19 to Aug. 30 in the Rio de Janeiro area, it will include military personnel and ships from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru and the United States. The event, now in its 60th year, is regarded as the world's longest-running multinational maritime exercise. "We are looking forward to showcase the partnership between the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps team with our partner nations, especially as it relates to amphibious operations and the ability to demonstrate maritime...
2019 MLB Hall of Fame inductions: How to watch, inductees

2019 MLB Hall of Fame inductions: How to watch, inductees

Sports
July 20 (UPI) -- Six Major League Baseball legends, including former New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera, will be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame this weekend. Rivera and former teammate Mike Mussina join Edgar Martinez, Harold Baines, Lee Smith and the late Roy Halladay as the newest honorees in Cooperstown, N.Y. Voters elected Rivera as the first unanimous selection in Baseball Hall of Fame history. "That's special to me, and I carry [it] with dignity and humbleness that I don't deserve it," Rivera said. "I don't consider myself better than anybody else -- I don't assume that I was better than anybody -- but one thing I did, I did my best." Rivera had a Major League record 652 saves from 1995 to 2013. He also went 8-1 with a 0.70 ERA and recorded 42 saves in 96 post...
Whorlton Hall: Ten arrested over abuse allegations

Whorlton Hall: Ten arrested over abuse allegations

Health
Ten workers have been arrested over the alleged abuse of patients with learning difficulties at a specialist hospital.Seven men and three women were arrested at addresses in Barnard Castle, Bishop Auckland, Darlington and Stockton.Undercover filming by BBC Panorama at Whorlton Hall in County Durham appeared to show patients being mocked, intimidated and restrained.The site had at least 100 visits by official agencies in the year before the abuse was discovered.Those arrested were being questioned about offences relating to abuse and neglect at the privately-run NHS-funded unit, Durham Police said.A spokesman said investigations were expected to take some time but repeated the force's "immediate priority has been to work with othe...
Coronation Street and Butterflies actor Andrew Hall dies aged 65

Coronation Street and Butterflies actor Andrew Hall dies aged 65

Entertainment
Andrew Hall, known for his roles in Coronation Street and BBC show Butterflies, has died aged 65. The actor-turned-director, who has enjoyed a varied career, died on Monday after a short illness.Mr Hall first made an appearance on television screens playing Russell in well-loved sitcom Butterflies from 1978 to 1983, before appearing as Marc Selby in Corrie in 2011.He appeared in a number of UK soaps including Eastenders, Brookside, Hollyoaks and Casualty, and most recently played the Gentleman in sci-fi series Blood Drive. Related Articles A tweet from his management group InterTalent Rights said: “It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our client and friend Andrew Hall who sadly passed away on Monday after a short illness.“Andrew was loved by audiences for hi
Whorlton Hall: Hospital ‘abused’ vulnerable adults

Whorlton Hall: Hospital ‘abused’ vulnerable adults

Health
Media playback is unsupported on your device The abuse and mistreatment of vulnerable adults at a specialist hospital has been uncovered by the BBC's Panorama programme.Undercover BBC filming shows staff intimidating, mocking and restraining patients with learning disabilities and autism at Whorlton Hall, County Durham.Experts said the culture was deviant at the privately-run NHS-funded unit with evidence of "psychological torture".A police investigation has been launched and 16 staff suspended.The 17-bed hospital is one of scores of such units in England that provide care for just below 2,300 adults with learning disabilities and autism.Many are detained under the Mental Health Act.Glynis Murphy, professor of clinical psychology and disabilit...