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Highlights of 43/2007
           

Created: 10/29/2007
Author: Recorded by: Andy BILLINGHAM, Kamila DEMKOVA
Category: 43/2007



Families Do Sport

Last Saturday the grounds of the Sports-Fun Area on Alejova Street in Kosice were full of people in good mood. Kosice steelmakers and their nearest and dearest who accepted the Company's invitation to this historic first event by the name of Families Do Sport got their fill of exercise and enjoyment. Many came to play soccer, streetball or table tennis. Before the national anthems of Slovakia and the USA sounded out, and before the exhibition soccer game between Slovak and American managers, the first thing on the programme, U. S. Steel Kosice President David H. Lohr invited Carpathian Foundation Director Laura Dittel to speak, who briefly presented the grant program for the region jointly set up by the Foundation and U. S. Steel Kosice, entitled "Together for the Region".
The aim of the program is to support local communities, above all those in which employees of USSK and its subsidiaries live or are active. The closing date for project applications will be January 28th 2008. We will be supporting projects up to a maximum amount of 100 000 SKK each, and the total budget for the program is one million Slovak crowns.This grant program is the joint activity of the Carpathian Foundation and U. S. Steel Kosice, a company which acts responsibly in its region, knows it and understands it. This was not the only program, however, which the sporting steelmakers were the first to hear about. Young people primarily from socially-disadvantaged families have been the target group so far for the U. S. Steel Kosice Scholarship Program. USSK has been assisting them with their further education at colleges and universities. Now USSK is extending this program to include children of employees of the Company and its subsidiaries, announced President David Lohr.

USSK employee is winner

U. S. Steel Kosice has scored once again. The work by Milan Sanci, head of the Environmental Development section in GM Environmental Department, entitled Making the Production of Power Media at U. S. Steel Kosice More Ecological, has won the national round in the seventh edition of the annual international competition EKO 2007. The results were announced by the jury on Tuesday of last week, October 16th, at the Technical University in Kosice.

ECOTOPFILM 2007 begins

U. S. Steel Kosice is the general sponsor of the 34th edition in the series of annual international film festivals focusing on issues of permanently sustainable development, ECOTOPFILM 2007, which began this Monday, October 22nd, in Bratislava. All this week, until Friday, October 27th, audiences in two projection rooms will have the opportunity to see the very best that film-makers have recently created. The international jury of experts will be judging the films in seven categories. Thanks to the Kosice steelworks, Kosice people can also look forward to seeing the Festival's best films in their own city. Excellent films about our planet and about us, its inhabitants, will be shown in the Slovan cinema between November 20th and 22nd 2007.

Shipping are the new champions

Shipping, Rolling Mills, BSC Allstars - that is the final ranking of the first three places in this year's U. S. Steel Kosice Basketball Championships. The precious trophy was presented to the captain of the victorious team, as well as cups and medals to the players in all three squads, by USSK President David H. Lohr. The best male player of the Championships was Lubomir Utlak, best female player was Katarina Novosadova, and best scorer of the Championships was Marian Stuchal.

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