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Highlights of 25/2007
           

Created: 6/25/2007
Author: Recorded by: Andy BILLINGHAM, Kamila DEMKOVA
Category: 25/2007



USSK gesture as Steelers Cup ends

He came, he saw, he conquered. That's how you might describe the performance by the young (just 20 years old) French tennis player Jeremy Chardy on the Kosice clay, where after brilliant playing in the course of six days he was the best out of 32 players in the 5th edition of the Steelers Cup. In the final of this ATP Challenger Series tournament he met the no.4 player, Denis Gremelmayr from Germany. The culmination of this year's Steelers Cup came to an unexpected and beautiful conclusion.
After presenting the precious trophies to the winners, the organizers announced the amount of the proceeds from the spectators' voluntary admission payments throughout the week of the Challenger tournament. The collected money, just like all the proceeds from charity activities during this event, has been passed on the Children's Hospital in Kosice towards the purchase of a dialysis machine for children with acute and chronic kidney failure. Since this type of machine has a price-tag of 690 000 Slovak crowns, and the collections during the Steelers Cup raised a total of 85 299 Sk, the spectators welcomed with massive applause the next gesture by the tournament's general sponsor U. S. Steel Kosice. Our Company decided to make up the rest of the cost of the machine, and Children's Hospital Director Ludmila Podracka was presented with a symbolic check worth 605 000 Sk by Company President David H. Lohr.

Strengthening the ranks of Vulkmont employees

Sixteen residents of the Lunik IX neighborhood in Kosice involved in the U. S. Steel Kosice employment project have gained further experience which is undeniably important from the point of view of their future. They have spent a total of 120 hours after work in the classrooms and specialist training workshops of the Vocational School for Metallurgy in Kosice-Saca, acquiring theoretical and practical knowledge for the profession of metallurgical equipment operator. They started attending this course in February of this year, and they completed it with exams in theory and practice at the beginning of this month. The two best course participants there and then signed full-time employment contracts with USSK subsidiary Vulkmont.

Slovak Gold Grand Prix for KORAD

The Presidium of the Slovak Gold Foundation has awarded the Slovak Gold Grand Prix for 2006 to the KORAD range of panel radiators, produced by U. S. Steel Kosice. The prize was officially presented in Bratislava on Thursday, June 7, to USSK GM Secondary Products Tibor Kovacs and GM Technical Product Sales Julius Lang by the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Slovak Gold Foundation Jozef Sitko. Kosice steelmakers have been producing KORAD radiators for 38 years now.

First six steelmakers with Jan Knazovicky Medals

Last Wednesday, June 13th, on the eve of World Blood Donors' Day, the Slovakian Red Cross presented awards to multiple voluntary blood donors in the ceremonial hall of Kosice Old Town Ward. For a hundred or more voluntary donations the first six steelmakers ever were awarded Prof. Dr. Jan Knazovicky Medals. This highest award for voluntary donors by the Slovakian Red Cross was presented last week to Zdenek Kovac, Jan Mital, Julius Orosz, Frantisk Solak, Ladislav Suvak and Jan Zadorozny.

Kosice Summer of Sport 2007

The school holidays are almost upon us - and together with them also the third in the series of annual events, the Kosice Summer of Sport 2007, which will now traditionally be taking place in the grounds of the Fun-Sports Area on Alejova Street in Kosice. This year too the principal organizer of the event is Kosice South Ward in cooperation with the City of Kosice, and it is supported by U. S. Steel Kosice. The aim of this activity, which enjoys great popularity among young people, is to encourage the largest possible number of pupils and students from all over the City to get some sports activity during the summer break, by offering them space and opportunity for sensible use of their free time. Three sessions are prepared for the period between July 9th and August 28th 2007.

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