Latest John Sweeney Stories

2014-07-28 12:25:43

Sweeney to Receive Meany-Kirkland Worker Rights Lifetime Achievement Award WASHINGTON, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The AFL-CIO HITWIRE today released a story on John J. Sweeney, President Emeritus of the AFL-CIO and currently chairman of the AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust. The article details Sweeney's five decades in the labor movement, including his battles to secure a living wage for janitors and other service workers, and fights on behalf of minorities and women...

2014-07-18 08:25:40

Construction project first of three new buildings to create hundreds of local jobs. CHICAGO, July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A groundbreaking ceremony took place this morning (Friday, July 18, 2014) at Wolf Point West Tower featuring more than one hundred and fifty workers and local labor leaders. Wolf Point West Tower is a $160 million, 48-story multifamily project being built in Chicago. The AFL-CIO Building Investment Trust (BIT) indirectly provided a $34 million equity investment...

2013-03-26 23:04:49

Lighthouse 7mm LED video display is integral part of world class modern pentathlon event held in Palm Springs, California Irvine, CA (PRWEB) March 26, 2013 LED display leader Lighthouse Technologies teamed with Mobile View to deliver the action to fans at the first World Cup of the 2013 Modern Pentathlon season, held in Palm Springs, California, February 20-23. Mobile View rents LED video screens to sporting and special events throughout North America. Their company credo is to do whatever...

Scientology Church Has Secret Alien Space Cathedral In New Mexico Desert
2013-01-03 13:33:41

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A gigantic symbol etched into the desert in New Mexico holds below it a secret "alien space cathedral" built by Tom Cruise's Scientology church, according to one man's account. The symbols are supposedly a welcoming message to aliens designed in a crop-circle fashion that can only be seen from high above the ground, BBC reporter John Sweeney says. The cathedral is hidden about 30 miles from the nearest town, and it reportedly...

2012-03-05 06:12:42

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Weight-loss surgery is now proving to be safe for chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients who are obese. The study led by Nicole Turgeon, MD and John Sweeney, MD of Emory University School of Medicine is the largest of its kind to focus on the impact of kidney function on patients' health following weight-loss surgery. Turgeon, Sweeney, and their colleagues analyzed information from 27,736 patients who underwent weight-loss surgery between 2006 and 2008. They...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.