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2009-06-02 10:14:00

IFES appoints William "Bill" Sweeney WASHINGTON, June 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The world's leading election-assistance non-governmental organization, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems, announced today the appointment of former EDS Vice-President William "Bill" Sweeney as its new President and CEO. Mr. Sweeney will succeed Jean-Pierre Kingsley, who oversaw major growth at IFES and advanced the organization's cutting-edge practical thinking about election-assistance and...

2009-01-21 07:00:00

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Vocollect, Inc., provider of the most widely used voice systems for improving supply chain performance, today announced that it has appointed co-founder Larry Sweeney to the Board of Directors for Vocollect Japan, Inc. Sweeney will take a central role in expanding the company across Japan and throughout the Asia-Pacific region, and will be located in Tokyo, Japan. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090121/AQW505) "During the past...

2006-01-18 19:50:18

By Peter Szekely WASHINGTON (Reuters) - AFL-CIO President John Sweeney predicted on Wednesday that the divided American labor movement will get Congress to pass a bill in the next three years that makes it easier for workers to form unions. In a wide-ranging address, Sweeney cited the labor-backed Employee Free Choice Act as one of his antidotes to the "senseless slaughter of the good American job" that he said threatens the stability of the U.S. economy. "It will stop American...

2006-01-02 20:59:53

By Ray Bennett LONDON (Hollywood Reporter) - Ray Winstone brings Sweeney Todd, the mythical demon barber of Fleet Street made famous in Stephen Sondheim's 1979 Broadway musical, vividly and scarily to life in a memorable new BBC horror film. Grim and bloody, the drama makes harrowing viewing as it tells of a seriously demented individual who lives as a respected, soft-spoken and expert barber-surgeon in 18th century London while busily murdering his customers with his straight...


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