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Navy outlines 30-year plan for ship repair, upgrades at Congressional hearing

Navy outlines 30-year plan for ship repair, upgrades at Congressional hearing

Business
Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Navy leaders told Congress on Tuesday that time and stable budgets will be required to sort out vessel maintenance delays and backlogs at the nation's public shipyards, and outlined a 30-year vessel repair and upgrade plan they will issue next spring. Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition James Geurts testified that the 30-year plan would let them have a baseline over what will be required in shipyard capacity for both existing and future ships -- one which they do not have at the moment. "We have not laid out the planning horizons," Geurts told senators, adding that shortages of skilled shipyard workers are one of the branch's major issues. "Our biggest in velocity is the work force... over 50 percent of shipyard workers have less than...
Ant McPartlin breaks silence on absence from divorce court hearing

Ant McPartlin breaks silence on absence from divorce court hearing

Entertainment
While the pair officially divorced weeks ago, Ant McPartlin and Lisa Armstrong are still going through the finer details.They were supposed to attend a hearing at the High Court regarding the proceedings, but Ant, 42, failed to attend.Lisa attended court this morning without her estranged husband Ant, who admitted to adultery earlier this year.Despite being slammed by the judge Mr Justice Mostyn, Ant’s actions have been defended by a spokesperson. Related Articles “There was absolutely no intent to disrespect the court” Ant McPartlin They informed Sky News that Ant was "advised by his media barrister that he didn’t need to attend."They added: "There was absolutely no intent to disrespect th...
A healthy diet can improve hearing in women, research shows

A healthy diet can improve hearing in women, research shows

Health
May 11 (UPI) -- Eating healthier than help prevent hearing loss, new research suggests. Previous studies have examined the relationship between specific nutrients and hearing, but researchers Brigham and Women's Hospital took a more holistic view, looking at the relationship between diet and hearing. Researchers examined the health data collected by the Nurses' Health Study II, which tracked the diets and health of 70,966 women over a 22-year span. Healthy eating habits were scored using three different diet-rating systems: the alternate Mediterranean diet, or aMED; the "dietary approaches to stop hypertension," or DASH diet; and the Alternative Healthy Eating Index-2010. Their analysis showed women who adhered most closely to a healthy diet were least likely to develop hearing loss duri...
Catholic priest killed while hearing confessions in Mexico

Catholic priest killed while hearing confessions in Mexico

World
April 21 (UPI) -- A Roman Catholic priest was killed Friday in the west-central Mexican state of Jalisco, the second priest murdered within one week in the country.Juan Miguel Contreras Garcia, 33, was performing the sacrament of penance when attacked at a parish in Tlajomulco de Zuniga, on the outskirts of Guadalajara, according to a statement from the Mexican Bishops' Conference.The attack, which took place immediately after the celebration of Holy Mass, is the latest in a series of attacks against priests in Mexico.Father Ruben Alcantara Diaz was attacked April 18 right before an evening Mass at Our Lady of Carmen Parish in Cuautitlan Izcalli.On Saturday, the bishops launched an urgent appeal for a culture of peace and reconciliation."These deplorable events call each of us to a deep an...
Hearing loss can challenge relationships

Hearing loss can challenge relationships

Health
THURSDAY, Oct. 12, 2017 -- People with hearing loss face daunting challenges, but so do those who love them, researchers report.Problems with hearing can be socially isolating for everyone involved, the British researchers explained."This is research which reviews the existing evidence we have on the impact of hearing loss on those diagnosed with the condition, as well as those around them," said study leader Venessa Vas, who's with the National Institute of Health Research Nottingham Biomedical Research Center.Vas and her colleagues analyzed more than 70 existing studies investigating the problems faced by people with hearing loss. The studies also examined the issues faced by people who are close to someone with hearing impairments."Hearing loss is a chronic condition that affects the wh...