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Highlights of 46/2007
           

Created: 11/19/2007
Author: Recorded by: Andy BILLINGHAM, Kamila DEMKOVA
Category: 46/2007



International Ekotopfilm 2007 festival coming to Kosice

The thirty-fourth international festival of films about sustainable development, Ekotopfilm 2007, is coming to Kosice. Presentations of selected winning films in the historical Town Hall on Main Street in Kosice start on Tuesday of next week, November 20th, first of all with a showing for elementary school pupils and secondary school students. Evening showings intended for the general public will be going on until Thursday, November 22nd. Admission to all presentations is free of charge.

Safety Video for November 2007

Carrying out work at heights is common practice in present-day industry. Falls in particular are among the most frequent causes of workplace injuries. The principle of fall prevention is relatively simple - recognize the risk in advance and implement appropriate preventive measures. The Safety Video for the month of November 2007 is entitled Prevention of Falls. It indicates the usual reasons for falls and looks into effective methods for preventing them.

Elbert Gary Medals for loyalty

For the third this year, on Friday, November 9th U. S. Steel Kosice employees celebrating long-term working for the Company made their way to the Jumbo Center in Kosice. This time the awards ceremony was intended for more than 150 employees from the Power, Services, Mechanics and Repair Divisions who have completed 30, 35 or 40 years of work at the steelworks this year. These long-term employees were thanked for their long years of work by U. S. Steel Kosice President David H. Lohr, Vice-president Human Resources Martin Pitorak, General Manager Production Support Jan Vranec, the Division Directors, and trades union representatives led by Metalurg U. S. Steel Kosice Trades Union Council Chairman Mikulas Dula.

Curly pondweed yields to the white amur

Falling snow on November 6th formed a backdrop for the new fish-stocking of the 30-hectare Bukovec trout reservoir with young white amur or grass carp (ctenopharyngodon idella). This was the second time these herbivorous fish have been set out by anglers from the City Branch of the Slovak Anglers' Association in Kosice, in cooperation with U. S. Steel Kosice. The waters of Bukovec now contain an extra 1300 kilograms of fish with an average adult body weight of 2 - 2.5 kg. In the next few years they should completely clear the reservoir of the growth of the water plant named curly pondweed (potamogeton crispus), which for several years now has reduced the open water surface of the reservoir to just a few hectares, preventing the anglers from exercising the full extent of their fishing rights, and spoiling the bathing enjoyment for the people of Kosice.

New traffic signs

Drivers of vehicles using the roads inside the U. S. Steel Kosice works area should increase their alertness these days so as not to overlook the latest changes in traffic signage. These concern new layouts of junctions on the main roads, particularly sections of main roads with side-road turn-offs, including the replacement of missing or damaged road-signs. These alterations were initiated by the USSK Occupational Safety Department, with input from a specialist of the Kosice Road Engineering Department. The project was approved by the Kosice District Headquarters of the Slovakian Police Force, and the work was carried out by the Road Transport Section of USSK Transport Division.

Premiére dominated by Prcik and Forgacsova

In the modern history of the newly-introduced sport of electronic darts, the first Champions of U. S. Steel Kosice are Tomas Prcik of the Blast Furnaces Division and Zuzana Forgacsova of Obal Servis Kosice. The competition was joined by 75 contestants, 65 men and 10 women.

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