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Highlights of 10/2004

Created: 3/8/2004
Author: Compiled by: Andy BILLINGHAM Kamila DEMKOVA
Category: 10/2004

Christopher Navetta meets trades union officials

Friday, March 5th, saw another of the regular meetings held between U. S. Steel Kosice President Christopher Navetta and members of the General Council of trades union Metalurg U. S. Steel Kosice. The aim of these meetings, which take place twice a year, is for the participants to inform each other about current developments in the Company. The group of trades-unionists was made up of the leaders of Metalurg's primary organizational units, led by General Council Chairman Mikulas Dula. The meeting was also attended by USSK Vice-president Human Resources Miroslav Kiralvarga.

Flower of hope for life

Life-style, smoking, alcohol, diet, chemicals, infections, excessive sunbathing - these are just some of the factors which, according to verified research, trigger one of the most serious of diseases - cancer. In 1990, following the model set up in West European countries, the League Against Cancer was also established in Slovakia. The League carries out its program without state subsidy, financed exclusively by donations provided by the public. Its aim is to eliminate the taboo, the myths and distorted information about cancer, and to promote education towards prevention. As part of its activities, the League also operates the Cancer Helpline and an advisory service.
The League Against Cancer engages significantly in Narcissus Day, named after the flowers which have become a symbol of hope for life and the fight against cancer in many European countries. This year, Narcissus Day comes on Friday, April 2nd, and every year, thanks to people's altruism, the League's members manage to collect even more money in support of its good cause. The Kosice branch has 200 registered active volunteers, mostly young people, university students, medics in particular, who spend Narcissus Day handing out this flower of hope in return for a voluntary contribution.
April 2nd this year will be no different. League members will be in the streets of Kosice and around the USSK Public Access Area spreading knowledge and approaching people. They will all have a permit with them authorizing the League Against Cancer to organize this public collection.

Second in Bochnia

Bochnia in Poland was the venue recently for the 7th annual international indoor football tournament for the President's Cup awarded by the steel-processing company Stalprodukt S.A. Bochnia. The footballers of U. S. Steel Kosice accepted the invitation to take part and were very successful despite stiff competition, taking second place in the final ranking, which is an impressive achievement. At the subsequent meeting in Kosice they were thanked for representing the Company successfully at this tournament, as well as at the tournament in Bardejov and the USSK Managers' Tournament, by Vice-president Human Resources Miroslav Kiralvarga.

The World Champions are coming

The ice-stadium at Cermel, where the ice-hockey team HC Kosice play their Extra League matches, there is to be an Ice-hockey Concert. On Friday, March 12th at 5 p.m. there will be a match between the Pick of the World Champions and HC Kosice, who are sponsored among others also by U. S. Steel Kosice.
Participation in the Pick of the World Champions team at the Ice-hockey Concert on March 12th has been promised provisionally by the world-famous hockey players from the former Soviet Union, twice Olympic winners and several times World Champions Fetisov, Makarov and Krutov, as well as by the former Czechoslovak representatives, Olympic winners and World Champion goalmen Holecek and Kralik, players Richter, Hrdina, Golonka, Hlinka, Martinec, Cernik, Sejba, Rusnak, Chalupa, Svoboda and other ice-hockey legends.
The Kosice team should include Vincent Lukac's brothers Imrich a Jozef, goalman Svitana and players Liba, Brunclik, Slanina, Bakos, Juraj Bondra, Sterbak, Sandrik, Faith, Stefanovic, Vodila, Svitek, and on the bench there should be an appearance by trainer Ferenc.


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