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crux

, pl.

cru·ces

(krŭks, krū'sēz), Do not confuse this word with crus.
A junction or crossing.
Synonym(s): cross (1)
[L.]

crux

(kruks) pl. cru´ces   [L.] cross.
crux of heart  the intersection of the walls separating the right and left sides and the atrial and ventricular heart chambers.
cru´ces pilo´rum  crosslike patterns formed by hair growth, the hairs lying in opposite directions.

crux

[kruks, kroo͡ks]
Etymology: L
1 cross.
2 a difficult problem.
3 a vital, basic, or decisive point.

crux

, pl. cruces (krŭks, krū'sēz)
A junction or crossing.
Synonym(s): cross (1) .
[L.]
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Along with our existing key Internet data centre access points such as Equinix in Sydney, CoreSite in San Jose and the Westin Building in Seattle, these developments cement the Southern Cross position as the only single system provider of highly resilient innovative international capacity solutions between key data locations in Australia, New Zealand, the USA and Fiji.
Erdington Labour MP Jack Dromey, warned that the Southern Cross situation is likely to be repeated if the Government ploughs ahead with plans to allow more private companies to run public services.
Cllr Roz Gladden, member for adult services, said: "Our number one priority is the welfare of Southern Cross residents in the city.
Southern Cross, the UK's largest residential care home provider, has been brought to the brink of collapse by a rising rent bill and declining fees from local authorities.
Southern Cross had announced it would cut its rent payments by an average of 30% over the next four months to buy it some breathing space.
Jamie Buchan, Chief Executive of Southern Cross, said: "In today''s announcement, we are engaging with colleagues to put in place the best possible staffing model for our future needs and one which fully embraces the best practice available to us.
The union warned that other care homes companies could follow in the footsteps of Southern Cross, adding that more than 1,000 nursing and residential care homes could be at risk of closure, affecting nearly 50,000 vulnerable people and their families.
Southern Cross chairman Christopher Fisher said: "We believe that all of the key stakeholders in Southern Cross want this restructuring to succeed.
Southern Cross was not immediately available to comment.
Southern Cross have been facing a financial crisis and are pounds 46million in debt.
Ernie Graham, a former engineer and sponsor of the 'Keep Trinity Independent' campaign, said that a new memorandum of understanding signed between Trinity Care and Southern Cross Healthcare, relating to the continuation of Trinity's Christian ethos, was not legally binding.
Ciena([R]) Corporation (NASDAQ: CIEN), the network specialist, today announced it was selected by Southern Cross Cables, an independent Australasian bandwidth wholesaler that owns and maintains a trans-Pacific network, to expand its subsea cable network.

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