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Raytheon forms new company in United Arab Emirates

Raytheon forms new company in United Arab Emirates

Business
Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Raytheon has started a subsidiary in the United Arab Emirates that will focus on cybersecurity, effectors, air defense and sustainment, and advanced technology.Named Raytheon Emirates, the new wholly-owned subsidiary coincides with Raytheon's 30th anniversary of partnership with the UAE, the company announced on Thursday."The establishment of Raytheon Emirates is a strong step forward in our longstanding alliance with the United Arab Emirates," Thomas A. Kennedy, Raytheon's chairman and chief executive officer, said in a press release. "Through partnerships with government, industry and academia, Raytheon is committed to helping the UAE achieve its economic goals while providing trusted, innovative solutions that support the nation's defense and security requirements."The n...
Calls for Twitch to police 'sexual streaming'

Calls for Twitch to police 'sexual streaming'

Technology
Scroll through the In Real Life (IRL) section of streaming site Twitch and you could be forgiven for thinking, now and then, that you have landed on a camgirl site. Scattered among the artists, cooks and professional eaters are a growing band of young women wearing revealing clothing while they game. Some go further and entertain fans by dancing or by doing a series of suggestive exercises, like squats, to tempt people to subscribe to their channel or to hand over Twitch's micro-currency - bits.Dubbed "booby streamers" these young women have been a feature of Twitch for years but their numbers have grown significantly over the last few months, prompting a wave of complaints. On social media many parents have posted messages about what their younger children are seeing when they visit the s...
Scientists revamp 'Out of Africa' model of early human migration

Scientists revamp 'Out of Africa' model of early human migration

Science
Dec. 8 (UPI) -- The "Out of Africa" model of early human migration and dispersal is outdated. As a new survey of research on the subject confirms, humans left Africa in waves, not in a single exodus.In the new survey, published this week in the journal Science, researchers at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History in Germany and the University of Hawai'i at Manoa detail early human evolution revelations reported from Asia over the last decade.Improved genetic analysis technology, fossil recognition abilities and an emphasis on interdisciplinary research has helped scientists confirm the presence of humans in various parts of Asia much earlier than previously thought.According to genetic analysis, humans moving into Eurasia interbred with hominins along the way, including...
George Michael's Wham! bandmate Andrew Ridgeley breaks silence year after star's death

George Michael's Wham! bandmate Andrew Ridgeley breaks silence year after star's death

Entertainment
The former Wham! member, who scored huge chart success alongside George Michael with hit such as Last Christmas and Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go has recalled "shedding an ocean of tears" when he heard his good friend has died at Christmas.The 54-year-old, who had been friends with the late singer since they met at school in the 70s, described the "overwhelming shock" and disbelief at losing such a close friend unexpectedly.Speaking to the Mail on Sunday, he explained: "When I received the news of my oldest friend’s death on the afternoon of Christmas Day last year, I had, only five minutes beforehand, sent him a message wishing him a wonderful Christmas."That night, after I had phoned our friends to convey the dreadful news – and despite having shed an ocean of tears already that day – the
Buffalo Bills rookie QB Nathan Peterman, WR Kelvin Benjamin injured vs. Indianapolis Colts

Buffalo Bills rookie QB Nathan Peterman, WR Kelvin Benjamin injured vs. Indianapolis Colts

Sports
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Buffalo Bills rookie quarterback Nathan Peterman was escorted to the locker room and evaluated for a concussion during the third quarter of Sunday's snow-ravaged game against the Indianapolis Colts. Also, Buffalo wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin injured his right knee during the third quarter. He returned in the fourth quarter, however. Peterman was injured after he dove at the end of a 2-yard run and was tackled by Colts defenders Antonio Morrison and Johnathan Hankins. There was no penalty on the play and Peterman appeared to hit his head on the ground. Peterman was able to walk to the sideline with assistance from trainers. The Bills were already without starting quarterback Tyrod Taylor, who missed the game with a bruised knee sustained in last week's 23-3 loss to th...