On This Day: The USSR Begins to Crumble

first_img Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your comment! On this day in 1991, Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev is placed under house arrest during a coup by high-ranking members of his own government, military and police forces.Since becoming secretary of the Communist Party in 1985 and president of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) in 1988, Gorbachev had pursued comprehensive reforms of the Soviet system. Combining perestroika(“restructuring”) of the economy–including a greater emphasis on free-market policies–and glasnost (“openness”) in diplomacy, he greatly improved Soviet relations with Western democracies, particularly the United States. Meanwhile, though, within the USSR, Gorbachev faced powerful critics, including conservative, hard-lineDetained at his vacation villa in the Crimea, Mikhael Gorbachev was placed under house arrest and pressured to give his resignation, which he refused to do.politicians and military officials who thought he was driving the Soviet Union toward its downfall and making it a second-rate power. On the other side were even more radical reformers–particularly Boris Yeltsin, president of the most powerful socialist republic, Russia–who complained that Gorbachev was just not working fast enough.The August 1991 coup was carried out by the hard-line elements within Gorbachev’s own administration, as well as the heads of the Soviet army and the KGB, or secret police. Detained at his vacation villa in the Crimea, he was placed under house arrest and pressured to give his resignation, which he refused to do. Claiming Gorbachev was ill, the coup leaders, headed by former vice president Gennady Yanayev, declared a state of emergency and attempted to take control of the government.Yeltsin and his backers from the Russian parliament then stepped in, calling on the Russian people to strike and protest the coup. When soldiers tried to arrest Yeltsin, they found the way to the parliamentary building blocked by armed and unarmed civilians. Yeltsin himself climbed aboard a tank and spoke through a megaphone, urging the troops not to turn against the people and condemning the coup as a “new reign of terror.” The soldiers backed off, some of them choosing to join the resistance. After thousands took the streets to demonstrate, the coup collapsed after only three days.Gorbachev was released and flown to Moscow, but his regime had been dealt a deadly blow. Over the next few months, he dissolved the Communist Party, granted independence to the Baltic states, and proposed a looser, more economics-based federation among the remaining republics. In December 1991, Gorbachev resigned. Yeltsin capitalized on his defeat of the coup, emerging from the rubble of the former USSR as the most powerful figure in Moscow and the leader of the newly formed Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).For more information on this day in history, go here. On This Day in History: August 18th, 1991Soviet hard-liners launch coup against GorbachevFrom The History Channel Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your name here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.center_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The Anatomy of Fear TAGSHistory ChannelUSSR Previous articleSummer Olympics Medal Count Update – Day 12Next articleHaving a Baby? 7 Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Hospital Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address herelast_img read more

Research Program Assistant

first_img Share School of PublicHealth – East Baltimore Campus Academic Affairs Not specified Full Time jobs in Chinle Apply(This will open in a new window from which you will be automatically redirected to an external site after 5 seconds) THIS POSITIONIS LOCATED IN CHINLE, ARIZONA (NAVAJONATION) GeneralSummary/Purpose:TheResearch Program Assistant works for the Johns Hopkins Center forAmerican Indian Health (Center) as part of its infectious diseaseprevention team. This is a full-time position. This position workstogether with the Center’s field and Baltimore-based research teamto assist in the development, coordination and delivery offield-based public healthservices.Thegoals of the infectious disease prevention projects are to evaluatethe impact and efficacy of research projects aimed at improvinghealth outcomes for Native American families and communities. Studydata results will focus on public health outcomes specific to theapproved protocols at theworksite. HighSchool Diploma or GEDrequired.Somerelated experience.Additional education may substitute for required experience, tothe extent permitted by the JHU equivalencyformula.JHUEquivalency Formula:30undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) may substitute forrequired experience. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up totwo years of non-related college course work may be applied towardsthe total minimum education/experience required for the respectivejob.PreferredQualifications:Prefer some related coursework oradministrativeexperience.Some college coursespreferred.Bachelor’s degree with priorexperience in the health sciences ispreferred.Native speakerpreferred.Special Knowledge, Skills, andAbilities:Mustbe comfortable completing invasive procedures including specimencollection (nasal, saliva, urine, blood) and other samples fromparticipants.Proficiency in the use of computers, including softwareapplications, databases, spreadsheets, and wordprocessing.Excellent organizational and time management skills; independentand self-motivated; highly organized and detail oriented; abilityto manage multiple and competing priorities; excellent oral andwritten communication skills; demonstrated strong, positiveinterpersonal skills.Ability to communicate effectively across disciplines and withina variety of cultures.Current driver’s license issued by the state of residence andgood driving recordrequired.Ability to travel with overnight stays required as needed. Someevening, weekend and holiday work may berequired.Maybe required to float to other sites. Guidelines regarding traveltime and project vehicle use will be clarified based on specificsite needs.Classified title: Research ProgramAssistantWorking title: Research ProgramAssistantRole/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CBStarting Salary Range: $13.00 – $16.93 (commensurate withexperience)Employee group: Full timeEmployee Status: Non-ExemptSchedule: Monday-Friday – 8:00am-5:00pm 40hrs/Wk Travel (asneeded), Weekends (as needed)Location: Chinle Comprehensive Health Care Facility – Highway191- P.O. Box 1140, Chinle, AZDepartment name:10001145-Ctr for Amer IndnAlskn Nat HlthCAIANHPersonnel area (School): BSPH – Bloomberg School of PublicHealthThe successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject toa pre-employment background check.If you are interested in applying for employment with The JohnsHopkins University and require special assistance or accommodationduring any part of the pre-employment process, please contact theHR Business Services Office [email protected] For TTYusers, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.The following additional provisions may apply dependingon which campus you will work. Your recruiter will adviseaccordingly.During the Influenza (“the flu”) season, as a condition ofemployment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employeeswho provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care orclinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination orpossess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meetthis requirement may result in termination of employment.The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas,laboratories, working with research subjects, or involvingcommunity contact requires documentation of immune status againstRubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella(chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received theTdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may includedocumentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicellavaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratorytesting. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases areordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except forthose employees who provide results of blood tests or immunizationdocumentation from their own health care providers. Anyvaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no costin our Occupational Health office.Equal Opportunity EmployerNote: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online untilfilled.EEO is the LawLearn more:https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf Twitter LinkedIn Facebook CenterBrief:The Center for American Indian Health(CAIH) is located administratively within International Health atthe Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The coreactivities housed at CAIH include research studies of infectiousdiseases and behavioral health, and a trainingprogram. The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to apre-employment background check.If you are interested in applying for employment with The JohnsHopkins University and require special assistance or accommodationduring any part of the pre-employment process, please contact theHR Business Services Office at [email protected] For TTYusers, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.The following additional provisions may apply depending on whichcampus you will work. Your recruiter will adviseaccordingly.During the Influenza (“the flu”) season, as a condition ofemployment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employeeswho provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care orclinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination orpossess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meetthis requirement may result in termination of employment.The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas,laboratories, working with research subjects, or involvingcommunity contact requires documentation of immune status againstRubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella(chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received theTdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may includedocumentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicellavaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratorytesting. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases areordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except forthose employees who provide results of blood tests or immunizationdocumentation from their own health care providers. Anyvaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no costin our Occupational Health office.Equal Opportunity EmployerNote: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online untilfilled.EEO is the LawLearn more:https://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdfImportant legal informationhttp://hrnt.jhu.edu/legal.cfm SpecificDuties/Responsibilities: More searches like this Administrative Not specified Full Time jobs in Chinle (This description is a general statement of required duties andresponsibilities performed on a regular and continuous basis. Itdoes not exclude other duties asassigned.)Serve as a Research Program Assistant for the Center’sfield-based infectious disease preventionprojects.Specific responsibilities may include, but are not limitedto:Screening of eligible participants for participation in researchand serviceprojects.Administering informedconsent.Travel to and perform home and hospital-based visits as requiredby the studyprotocols.Collection and processing of specimens per study protocol andsite policies.Data collection, review for document accuracy and processing asneeded.Coordination of study documentation (printing/filing/copying/scanning for transmission to appropriate field sitesand the Baltimore-based researchoffice).Transportation of and delivery of services to enrolled studyparticipants as directed by field-based Investigators, Supervisorsand Coordinators.Provide follow-up services to individuals as outlined in thestudy protocol.Facilitation of community-based meetings and events includingthe presentation of study approval requests, project progress andgoals achieved.Work with the rest of the study team on duties related to thegeneral conduct of the study and participate in staff meetings toreview project goals andprotocols.Travel to field-based training meetings on a regular basis withovernight travel asneeded.Travel to other field sites for intermittent or long-term dutiesas site needsdictate.Assist with the other Center-wide programmatic duties asneeded.Minimum Qualifications: Research Administration Not specified Full Time jobs in Chinlelast_img read more

Academics to strike again

first_imgUniversity staff at Oxford and across the country will conduct another day of industrial action on 3 December in response to an ongoing argument over pay.It has been confirmed that members of UNISON, Unite and the University and College Union (UCU), will walk out again unless the pay dispute is resolved.Union members are discontented with a 1% pay offer, which the UCU claims has resulted in a real-terms fall of pay by 13%.However, the Universities and Colleges Employers Association (UCEA) argues that pay awards in the higher education sector have been in line with the major public sector bargaining groups over the period 2008/09 to 2013/14.UCU head of higher education, Michael MacNeil, commented, “Staff have suffered year-on-year cuts in the value of their pay and have made it clear that enough is enough. We remain committed to trying to resolve this dispute and the employers now have until 3 December to sit down and positively engage with the unions. If they don’t, then our members and those from our sister unions will be out on strike again, as well as continuing to work to contract.”A spokesperson for the University of Oxford said, “The University respects the right of individuals to take part in lawful industrial action. Contingency plans are in place aimed at minimising any disruption or inconvenience such action may cause to students, staff, and visitors to the University.”Nathan Akehurst, a prominent member of the student movement ‘Support Our Staff’, told Cherwell, “Academics will be striking again because employers have failed to negotiate in good faith. Little, if anything has changed since last time. It is important that students continue to show their support and given the enthusiasm of people last time I believe support could be expanded for the second strike.”Xavier Cohen, another student who has been involved in ‘Support Our Staff’, said, “I fully support academic and non-academic workers from UCU, Unite and Unison who are taking further strike action. Myself and many other students care greatly about workers’ pay, workers’ conditions, the gender-pay gap and the path of marketisation that higher education continues to be dragged down. “He added, “Although limited strike action may not be enough to make the government comply with workers’ demands, I am sure students will be out again en masse to support their staff.”last_img read more