Youth in Central and Eastern Europe

first_img ← Fundraiser in Erasmus Student Network +1 Reddit Pocket Mental Health Initiative → Deadline:: 1st September, 2012Open to: all papers from various disciplines that lead to a better understanding of the recent situation of the youth in CEEPrize: not specifiedDescriptionThe financial crisis and the austerity policies employed to save the Euro-zone have led to demonstrations and unrest among the youth of Southern Europe, while the youth of Central and Eastern Europe has remained relatively calm, despite the fact that some CEE countries were equally effected by the crisis. In the current special issue we would like to shed light on the situation, features, behaviour and attitudes of youth in Central and Eastern Europe. What are the reasons for their muted response? Are they more content with the systems they live inor are the political handing of the crisis and the labour market prospects so much better that there is little need to protest? Is the exit-option still working to prevent people from raising their voice or is there a lack of protest culture, even at the beginning of the 21st century? In general, what kind of consequences has the crisis in Europe had on them and their former strategies for dealing with the educational and labour market situations in their countries, as well as so-called home-made problems which may also be exacerbated by the greater European situation? That is why Emecon issues a call for papers, on the topic:“Youth in Central and Eastern Europe.” All papers from various disciplines that lead to a better understanding of the recent situation of the youth in CEE are welcome.EligibilityComparative as well as single-country studies are very welcome. The papers should provide: analysis of the labour market situation and consequences of the many education reforms since the 1990s; how youth in CEE differ socially and politically from elder generations, i.e. is there a widespread middle class emerging with a strong neoliberal pro-market orientation,how do young and educated people deal with precarisation and how do the high transnational mobility effects their life, career options and beliefs?What explanations do we have for the uneven reactions to the financial crisis in West, Southern Europe and CEE? Is the silence linked to the poor civil society in CEE ordoes the youth have other articulations that escape the attention of the media in the West, such as Krytyka Polityczna in Poland e.g.?ApplicationPlease submit papers to the editors:Prof. Dr. Katharina Bluhm [[email protected]] andProf. Dr. Vera Trappmann [[email protected]]The Official Website LinkedIn 0 Call for Applications – Rethink.CEE Fellowship June 22, 2012 Published by ruzica center_img Admission Period is Now Officially Open at the University of Tartu U.S-Russia-Visegrad Transatlantic–Russia Civic Workshops 2018 Share 0 Youth in Central and Eastern Europe Similar Stories Tweet Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. last_img read more

Community Health Care Clinics and Resources

first_imgA community health center or clinic is customarily the place to go for those who have no health insurance or have limited income or ability to pay medical fees. Such clinics accept most insurance and provide affordable, comprehensive health care by well-trained, professional staff. They also serve those who are uninsured and underinsured, and most are open to making sliding scale payment arrangements based on income and family size.For a full list of community health centers in Spokane County, visit the Community Health Association of Spokane website at and select “Locations.”last_img

Police: Washington shooting suspect ‘zombie-like’ at arrest

first_img SHARE Published: September 25, 2016 10:21 AM EDT BURLINGTON, Wash. (AP) — The 20-year-old suspect in the deadly Washington state mall shooting said nothing and appeared “zombie-like” when he was arrested by authorities nearly 24 hours into an intense manhunt, authorities said.As the small city absorbed the news, critical questions remained, including the shooter’s motive.Island County Sheriff’s Lt. Mike Hawley said he spotted Arcan Cetin from a patrol car Saturday evening in Oak Harbor, Washington, and immediately recognized him as the suspect who killed five people at the Cascade Mall in nearby Burlington.Hawley said at a news conference they had received information that Cetin, of Oak Harbor, was in the area. Cetin, who immigrated to the U.S. from Turkey, is a legal permanent resident who has been living in Oak Harbor, authorities said. He had been arrested once before in the county for assault, Hawley said. Do you see a typo or an error? Let us know.center_img “I literally hit my brakes, did a quick turn, I jumped out,” Hawley said. “We both jumped out with our guns, and he just froze.”Cetin was unarmed and was carrying a satchel with a computer in it.“He was kind of zombie-like,” Hawley said.The suspect’s arrest capped a frantic search following the slayings of five people the day before.The first 911 call came in just before 7 p.m. on a busy Friday at the Cascade Mall: A man with a rifle was shooting at people in the Macy’s department store.By the time police arrived moments later, the carnage at the Macy’s makeup counter was complete. Four people were dead, and the shooter was gone, last seen walking toward Interstate 5. The fifth victim, a man, died in the early morning hours Saturday as police finished sweeping the 434,000-square-foot building.“There are people waking up this morning, and their world has changed forever. The city of Burlington has probably changed forever, but I don’t think our way of life needs to change,” Burlington Mayor Steve Sexton said Saturday at a news conference.Authorities said it now appears the rifle was brought into the mall from the suspect’s vehicle that was there, Mount Vernon police Lt. Chris Cammock said Saturday night.Cetin has not been charged, Cammock said. He will be booked into the Skagit County Jail and is expected to appear in Skagit County District Court on Monday.The Seattle Times reports ( that Skagit County court records show three domestic-violence assault charges against Cetin. The victim was identified as Cetin’s stepfather.The newspaper reports Cetin also was arrested for drunken driving.Cetin was told by an Island County District Court judge on Dec. 29 that he was not to possess a firearm, the newspaper reported.However, the stepfather urged the judge not to impose a no-contact order, saying his stepson was “going through a hard time.”Initially the suspect in the mall shooting was described as Hispanic, but Hawley said that was based on initial witness statements to the shooting at the mall.Surveillance video captured the suspect entering the mall unarmed and then recorded him about 10 minutes later entering the Macy’s with a “hunting type” rifle in his hand, Cammock said.The identities of the victims — four women who ranged in age from a teenager to a senior citizen — were withheld pending autopsies and notification of family. The identity of the man who was fatally shot was also withheld and may not be released until Monday.Earlier Saturday as police scrambled to find the shooter, the small city about 60 miles (97 kilometers) north of Seattle waited and worried.The community of 8,600 people is too far from Seattle to be a commuter town, but its population swells to 55,000 during the day because of a popular outlet mall and other stores and businesses. Burlington is the only major retail center within 30 miles (48 kilometers) in a region where agriculture is king.“It’s too scary. It’s too close to home,” said Maria Elena Vasquez, who attended a gathering in a city park Saturday with her husband and two young children.Those who survived were still trying to process what happened as their community became the latest entry on a list of places known by the rest of world for mass shootings.Joanne Burkholder, 19, of nearby Mount Vernon, was watching the movie “The Magnificent Seven” in the mall’s theater when security guards came in and told them to evacuate immediately. Dozens of panicked moviegoers gathered in the hallway, and Burkholder heard screaming as the officers escorted them to safety in a parking lot.As she drove home later, she had to pull over because she was shaking so hard, she told The Associated Press.“I’m just very thankful for my life this morning. I’ve never been so terrified in my life,” she said Saturday, trying to hold back tears as she attended the community vigil.People who believed they may have lost loved ones were being sequestered at a church three blocks from the mall, where counselors and a golden retriever therapy dog were present.The Seattle Times reported that one of the victims in the deadly Washington state mall shooting is a 16-year-old girl.Sarai Lara’s mother said she had survived cancer as a young girl and was a happy student.Evangelina Lara told ( ) the newspaper through a translator that she was shopping Friday night at the Cascade Mall in Burlington, Washington, with Sarai and her younger sister, but they split up.Evangelina Lara says it was confirmed at 2 a.m. Saturday that her daughter was among the five people killed.Dozens of people attended a Saturday evening prayer service for the victims. The gathering was held at Central United Methodist Church in nearby Sedro-Woolley, Washington.The Rev. Cody Natland lit five candles on a table in front of the church, one for each victim.___Flaccus reported from Portland, Oregon. Associated Press writers Lisa Baumann in Seattle and Kimberlee Kruesi in Boise, Idaho, contributed to this report. Police: Washington shooting suspect ‘zombie-like’ at arrest last_img read more

Jamaicans may be among Orlando nightclub shooting victims

first_img Share 101 Views   no discussions Share NewsRegional Jamaicans may be among Orlando nightclub shooting victims by: Caribbean 360 – June 16, 2016 Tweetcenter_img Sharing is caring! Share Fifty people were killed and 53 others injured in the attack at the Pulse nightclub on Sunday. (Credit: New York Daily News)KINGSTON, Jamaica, Wednesday June 15, 2016 (Caribbean 360) – It has emerged that Jamaican nationals may have been among the more than 100 people shot in the gun attack at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida on Sunday.Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Kamina Johnson Smith said in a statement issued by her ministry yesterday said the Jamaican Consulate General in Miami had received unconfirmed reports that at least two people believed to be Jamaican nationals were casualties in the attack by Omar Mateen at the Pulse nightclub.“Checks are being done through the Office of Foreign Missions and also the hospitals in Orlando, in an effort to confirm these reports,” Jamaica’s Consul General Franz Hall said.Senator Johnson Smith said she has instructed Hall to remain in touch with the community and its leaders to provide support where possible.Fifty people were killed and 53 others injured when 29-year-old Mateen, armed with a handgun and assault rifle, opened fire in the club. Over a three-hour period, he went through the club shooting people before he was killed by police.Mateen, born to Afghan parents, was a Muslim, and although he had called police just before the attack professing allegiance to the Islamic State (ISIS), law enforcement officials say he was not acting on instructions from any group.Mateen’s father had also told the media that his son’s attack had nothing to do with religion. He revealed that his son had recently become enraged after seeing two men kissing in front of his family, while they were in Miami recently.last_img read more