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High school students take out the people’s choice award

Nyngan High School have taken out the People's Choice Award in a challenge to future-proof western communities by linking young people to more opportunities. The school was among nine high school teams to take part in the 2019 Game Changer Challenge in Dubbo on August 8 and 9. The teams were asked to answer the 2019 Challenge question, 'How might we utilise technology for the betterment of humanity?' Nyngan High School's vision 'Project Opportunity', was about advancing isolated communities who may be lacking services and even inspiration. It aimed to tap into the creativity and ambition of youth in regional areas by using technology to foster interpersonal relationships and to encourage students to think outside their comfort zone when it came to skills and careers. READ ALSO: Narromine High School was overall winner with its plan to drought-proof their region through a water recycling and education system. The day began with students asking questions of ..

Nyngan High School have taken out the People's Choice Award in a challenge to future-proof western communities by linking young people to more opportunities. The school was among nine high school teams to take part in the 2019 Game Changer Challenge in Dubbo on August 8 and 9. The teams were asked to answer the 2019 Challenge question, 'How might we utilise technology for the betterment of humanity?' Nyngan High School's vision 'Project Opportunity', was about advancing isolated communities who may be lacking services and even inspiration. It aimed to tap into the creativity and ambition of youth in regional areas by using technology to foster interpersonal relationships and to encourage students to think outside their comfort zone when it came to skills and careers. READ ALSO: Narromine High School was overall winner with its plan to drought-proof their region through a water recycling and education system. The day began with students asking questions of a panel of local businesspeople across a range of topics including the major challenges in incorporating high-end technology in rural and remote locations and how will companies sustain regional jobs in an age of automatisation. As part of the event, students were taken through a 'design sprint' where they came up with a problem they wanted to address and then worked through a solution that was then pitched to a panel of judges including Regional Development Australia export development manager Andrew Foley and Bart Sykes, Charles Sturt University Dubbo campus manager, Leader Life CEO Joh Leader. During the pitch session the teams came up with solutions to a range of issues affecting regional Australia including water restrictions, social isolation, community connection and empathy, the city-country divide, maintaining health professionals in regional communities and bringing new job opportunities to the bush. Judging panel spokesperson NSW Department of Education director Linda Doherty said the range of issues addressed had impressed the judges. "We really felt they had addressed issues that were of concern within their own communities and had designed very practical solutions that could be easily implemented," Ms Doherty said. The Challenge was held as part of Education Week, now in its 65th year, which is an annual event to celebrate NSW public education and communicate the achievements of schools, their students, staff and families.

Nyngan High School have taken out the People's Choice Award in a challenge to future-proof western communities by linking young people to more opportunities.

The school was among nine high school teams to take part in the 2019 Game Changer Challenge in Dubbo on August 8 and 9.

The teams were asked to answer the 2019 Challenge question, 'How might we utilise technology for the betterment of humanity?'

Nyngan High School's vision 'Project Opportunity', was about advancing isolated communities who may be lacking services and even inspiration.

It aimed to tap into the creativity and ambition of youth in regional areas by using technology to foster interpersonal relationships and to encourage students to think outside their comfort zone when it came to skills and careers.

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Narromine High School was overall winner with its plan to drought-proof their region through a water recycling and education system.

The day began with students asking questions of a panel of local businesspeople across a range of topics including the major challenges in incorporating high-eRead More – Source

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Castillo Copper directors show faith in the company by purchasing shares on market

Castillo Copper Ltd (ASX:CCZ) directors have demonstrated their faith in the company's strategy by purchasing shares on market.

Three directors have increased their holding in the company via the purchase of more than 1.45 million shares.

Castillo is advancing a three-pillar strategy to become a mid-tier copper producer.

Pillar I – Cangai Copper Mine: Plans are in place to advance this project through to bankable feasibility study;
Pillar II – Mt Oxide project: Located in the Mt Isa copperbelt with three priority targets including a sizeable massive sulphide conductor, historic deposit and mine; andRead More – Source

Castillo Copper Ltd (ASX:CCZ) directors have demonstrated their faith in the company's strategy by purchasing shares on market.

Three directors have increased their holding in the company via the purchase of more than 1.45 million shares.

Castillo is advancing a three-pillar strategy to become a mid-tier copper producer.

  • Pillar I – Cangai Copper Mine: Plans are in place to advance this project through to bankable feasibility study;
  • Pillar II – Mt Oxide project: Located in the Mt Isa copperbelt with three priority targets including a sizeable massive sulphide conductor, historic deposit and mine; andRead More – Source

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Oklo Resources hits 47 metres at 10.97 g/t gold at Dandoko in West Mali

Oklo Resources Ltd (ASX:OKU) has made an outstanding start on its 10,000-metre resource definition drilling program at the Seko prospect with a new high-grade intersection of 47 metres at 10.97 g/t gold.

The drilling program undertaken at the Dandoko Project in West Mali comprises air-core (AC), reverse circulation (RC) and diamond drilling, which is designed to result in a maiden resource estimate scheduled for completion early in Q2 2020.

At Dandoko, extensive gold anomalies have previously been outlined by auger drilling along a 12km-long gold corridor.

The potential of this corridor to host large, gold mineralised systems has been demonstrated by the recent drilling success at Seko and several other nearby prospect areas.

Managing director Simon Taylor said: “Our 2019-20 field season is off to an excellent start with the first batch of assay results providing strong indications for a new high-grade shoot developing within the lightly drill tested northern end of SK1.

“The reso..

Oklo Resources Ltd (ASX:OKU) has made an outstanding start on its 10,000-metre resource definition drilling program at the Seko prospect with a new high-grade intersection of 47 metres at 10.97 g/t gold.

The drilling program undertaken at the Dandoko Project in West Mali comprises air-core (AC), reverse circulation (RC) and diamond drilling, which is designed to result in a maiden resource estimate scheduled for completion early in Q2 2020.

At Dandoko, extensive gold anomalies have previously been outlined by auger drilling along a 12km-long gold corridor.

The potential of this corridor to host large, gold mineralised systems has been demonstrated by the recent drilling success at Seko and several other nearby prospect areas.

Managing director Simon Taylor said: “Our 2019-20 field season is off to an excellent start with the first batch of assay results providing strong indications for a new high-grade shoot developing within the lightly drill tested northern end of SK1.

“The resource definition drilling program is progressing well with the shallow AC component now completed and the deeper RC and diamond drilling phase expected to commence in late November.

“We look forward to reporting the remaining AC assay results and commencing the deeper drilling on what is shaping up to be an exciting period for the company in advance of its maiden mineral resource estimate.”

Seko drilling

Seko comprises five coherent auger gold trends (SK1-5) with a combined strike length of about 7 kilometres.

The current program is focusing on infill drilling and closing off areas of near-surface mineralisation at Seko anomalies SK1-5 and surrounding areas in advanceRead More – Source

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Meteoric Resources raises $7 million to accelerate Brazilian gold exploration

Meteoric Resources NL (ASX:MEI) has received a show of support from existing shareholders along with leading institutional investors who have committed to a placement, raising $7 million.

These funds will allow the company to accelerate exploration at the Juruena and Novo Astro gold projects in the highly prospective Alta Floresta Gold Belt in state of Mato Grosso, Brazil.

Meteoric is completing maiden drill programs at both projects, which are just 30 kilometres apart.

“True testament” to prospectivity
Managing director Dr Andrew Tunks said, “The support we have received from existing and new shareholders for Meteorics Brazilian portfolio of gold assets is a true testament to the sheer prospectivity that exists at both Novo Astro and Juruena.

“As a Board, we are delighted with how our initial exploration of both projects has progressed since acquisition in March of this year and this $7 million placement, which follows the $2.7 million in August, puts us in good stead to accelerat..

Meteoric Resources NL (ASX:MEI) has received a show of support from existing shareholders along with leading institutional investors who have committed to a placement, raising $7 million.

These funds will allow the company to accelerate exploration at the Juruena and Novo Astro gold projects in the highly prospective Alta Floresta Gold Belt in state of Mato Grosso, Brazil.

Meteoric is completing maiden drill programs at both projects, which are just 30 kilometres apart.

“True testament” to prospectivity

Managing director Dr Andrew Tunks said, “The support we have received from existing and new shareholders for Meteorics Brazilian portfolio of gold assets is a true testament to the sheer prospectivity that exists at both Novo Astro and Juruena.

“As a Board, we are delighted with how our initial exploration of both projects has progressed since acquisition in March of this year and this $7 million placement, which follows the $2.7 million in August, puts us in good stead to accelerate exploration at both our key projects.

“We welcome our new shareholders to the register and thank our existing shareholders for their ongoing support and I look forward to a fruitful 2020 ahead for Meteoric and its shareholders.”

Additional drilling

The placement will see 140 million new shares issued to sophisticated and professional investors at 5 cents per share.

Meteoric intends to accelerate the Brazilian exploration programs including:

  • 5,000 metres of diamond drilling at Juruena to expand known resources and test additional targets;
  • 3,000 metres of diamond drilling at Novo Astro testing under known artisanal open cast mines;
  • 20,000 metres of percussion/aircore drilling at Novo Astro to define the scale of the mineralised system outside historical mining areas; and
  • Expand the proposed geophysical programs at Novo Astro and Juruena.

Tunks said, “Following on from the completion next month of the 26 hole, 4,500-metre initial drilling program at Juruena, it is our intention to evaluate our program and plan for the next season of drilling.

“It is anticipated that the new drilling will focus on expanding the known mineralisation at depth at Dona Maria and along strike at Tomate.”

Look at under-drilled targets

He said, “Additionally, we will look at several other undRead More – Source

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