WASHINGTON, Oct. 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) is pleased to announce that Mark Rosenberg, DO, MBA, FACEP, has been elected president during its annual meeting, ACEP20, the world's...
RENNES, FRANCE (AFP) - A young man who "liked" a gruesome Twitter picture showing French teacher Samuel Paty after he was murdered has been charged with glorifying terrorism, French authorities said on Sunday (Oct 25). Mr Paty was attacked and killed on the street for showing his students cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed in a class on free speech. His killer, an 18-year-old Chechen refugee who had been living in France since he was a child, was shot dead by police. Before his death, he posted a picture of the teacher's severed head on Twitter. The 22-year-old man charged on Sunday is also of Chechen origin, the public prosecutor in the central town of Blois, where he lives, said. He was already on the radar of the authorities for having endorsed a massacre at the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo that first published the Mohammed cartoons. Several knives and other weapons were found at his home, prosecutor Frederic Chevallier. The man denied being radicalised, Mr Chevallier added. Since Mr Paty's murder on Oct 16, the French authorities have launched a clampdown on radical Islam. Police have carried out dozens of raids
WASHINGTON, Oct. 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to President Trump's baseless claims about physicians miscounting deaths due to COVID-19, the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) released the following statement: "On behalf of the nation's emergency physicians, ACEP is appalled by President Trump's reckless and false assertions that physicians are overcounting deaths related to COVID-19. Emergency physicians and other health care workers have risked their lives day in and day out for almost a year battling the greatest public health crisis in a generation—all while watching countless patients die alone, going to work without sufficient protection equipment, and struggling with crushing anxiety about getting sick or spreading the virus to their loved ones. To imply that emergency physicians would inflate the number of deaths from this pandemic to gain financially is offensive, especially as many are actually under unprecedented financial strain as they continue to bear the brunt of COVID-19. These baseless claims not only do a disservice to our health care heroes but promulgate the dangerous wave of misinformation which continues to hinder our nation's efforts to get the pandemic under control and allow our nation to return to normalcy." The American College of Emergency Physicians
KUWAIT (REUTERS) - Kuwait's retail co-ops have pulled French products in boycott over the use of cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad in a French school class on freedom of expression whose teacher was then beheaded by an Islamist. The non-governmental Union of Consumer Co-operative Societies, which groups more than 70 establishments, issued the boycott directive in an Oct 23 circular. Several co-ops visited by Reuters on Sunday (Oct 25) had cleared the shelves of items such as hair and beauty products made by French companies. "All French products have been removed from all Consumer Cooperative Societies," union head Fahd Al-Kishti told Reuters, adding that the move was in response to "repeated insults"against the Prophet and had been taken independently of Kuwait's government. The co-ops, some the size of hypermarkets, carry government-subsidised staples for Kuwaitis and account for a big part of retail in the country, as well as organising some educational courses and recreational activities. Muslims see any depiction of the Prophet as blasphemous. The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation on Friday decried the brutal murder that has shaken France but also criticised the"justification for blasphemy-based harassment of any religion in
Sundar Pichai, senior vice president for Chrome at Google Inc., holds up a new Chromebook Pixel as he speaks during a launch event in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013. Google Inc., owner of the world’s most popular search engine, debuted a touchscreen version of the Chromebook laptop, stepping up its challenge to Microsoft Corp. and Apple Inc. in hardware. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images The coronavirus pandemic, which has forced kids across the country to attend school remotely, is helping Chromebooks push into the mainstream. Chromebook laptops run Google's Chrome OS operating system. They can be cheaper than Windows computers and are much more affordable than Apple MacBooks. On Chromebooks it's easy to use Google Classroom, the web-based program that teachers and students count on to organize their work while schools are closed. Technology research firm IDC estimated that in the third quarter device makers shipped around 9 million notebooks running Chrome OS, up 90% from a year earlier, compared with the 15% growth rate for all PCs. Chromebooks represented 11% of total PC shipments in the quarter. Microsoft's Windows