Greensburg, IN— Indiana residents along the I-74 corridor are getting a chance to improve their economic future through the Catapult Greensburg initiative, part of a statewide effort to get more Hoosiers into the manufacturing workforce. Catapult Greensburg is the local branch of Conexus Indiana’s Catapult Indiana initiative. Catapult prepares unemployed and under-employed Hoosiers with skills they need to enter today’s manufacturing environment.Conexus Indiana launched Catapult Greensburg to recruit from Decatur County and other surrounding counties mainly along I-74. Each month-long class trains at the Greensburg Community Learning Center, a facility connecting people with multiple agencies that can help in education, training, and career development.For many recruits into the program, it is a second chance for employment or a longer-term, stable career. The first class of Catapult Greensburg began in mid-August and will graduate on September 13. During four weeks of training, students get paid an hourly wage for class participation, are trained for job expectations in the modern manufacturing environment, and gain exposure to potential employers.The program depends on the direct involvement of local manufacturing companies who commit to interviewing program graduates and ultimately making job offers. Along with Honda Manufacturing of Indiana, which is coordinating the training, multiple local companies are also participating in Catapult Greensburg, including Delta Faucet Company, One Solution Logistics, Kelly Services, Hitachi Powdered Metals (USA), Inc., and CFA Staffing, Inc.“There are talented Hoosiers who can make an immediate impact at any of our regional manufacturing employers,” said Tim Myers, senior vice president at Honda Manufacturing of Indiana. “Catapult Greensburg is about finding these people and giving them an opportunity. It benefits our business, our community and, most importantly, the employees because they will have the training and skills to be successful.”Conexus Indiana began Catapult as a way of meeting the critical needs of manufacturers who consistently have problems filling jobs with people skilled to do the work.“Indiana is fortunate to have an abundance of manufacturing jobs, but it can be a struggle for companies to find the right talent — and for Hoosiers to know where to obtain the skills they need,” said Brad Rhorer, chief talent programs officer for Conexus Indiana. “Conexus Indiana is excited to see how Catapult can help connect Hoosiers looking for career opportunities with employers who need skilled talent. We’re pleased with the fast start that Catapult Greensburg has had, and for all the participants and employers who will have a brighter future because of this program,” he said.
Usain Bolt has hung up his boots and is stepping off the track for good. Despite the loss, the Jamaican sprinter is the first person to hold both the 100 metres and 200 metres world recordsBolt, who retires after next week’s 4x100m relay, was third behind American Gatlin, who clocked 9.92 seconds, and Christian Coleman (9.94).Usain Bolt is the greatest sprinter ever but as a hyperactive teenager in Sherwood Content in Jamaica he was not yet plotting Olympic glory.Watch the video of how Bolt was like in his early years before he experienced glory at the Olympic Games.
– as company records best quarter to dateCanadian-owned Guyana Goldfields Inc has announced a record-breaking performance for 2017, with a production of 160,500 ounces at its Aurora Gold mine, which means the company has achieved the lower end of its production target for the year.The company also had a record fourth quarter with respect to ore tonnes mined, tonnes milled and gold produced. Gold recovery also continued to trend favourably, with gold recovery for the month of December of 92.6 per cent representing the highest monthly recovery in the company’s history.Guyana Goldfields Inc President and CEO Scott A CaldwellAccording to a report, the Goldfields Inc plans to release the 2017 operational and financial results before market on Friday, February 23, 2018. During that same day, the results and details of its performance will be discussed among partners and interested groups.President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the company, Scott A Caldwell has said that the fourth quarter was the strongest quarter for gold production in the company’s history, despite undergoing four scheduled down days in November 2017 for a mill liner change.“The operational improvements and capital investments made throughout the year in the mining fleet, bulk emulsion delivery system, and logistics haulage fleet are yielding operational efficiencies which are expected to translate to lower unit costs in the fourth quarter,” he added.To date, Aurora has proven to be strong, with high grade asset and exceptional cash flow generation, Caldwell said. “We look forward to continuing this strong performance into 2018 by delivering an improved mine plan that reduces overall capital and operating costs and further improves cash flows.”The Aurora mines are the biggest in Guyana, with the company’s presence here helping to push gold declarations to a record 700,000 ounces for the last two years.The CEO said the company was well-positioned financially to grow near-term production and significantly increase exploration efforts, with an unaudited cash balance of approximately US$75 million at the end of the year versus a total debt balance of US$60 million.The company plans to issue an updated mine plan, along with 2018 production and cost guidance and an updated reserves and resources statement later in the first quarter of this year.The Aurora mines achieved commercial production in January 1, 2016 which saw output of 151,600 ounces of gold, in line with the company’s upwardly revised guidance of 140,000 to 160,000 ounces.The Aurora mine in Mazaruni Guyana where Guyana Goldfields operateSince the start of production in August 2015, the company said it has paid US$26.5 million in royalties to the State and purchased US$84.1 million in goods and services from local businesses. It says it has also spent US$197,000 on community projects and donations to Guyanese organisations.During October 2017, the Natural Resources Ministry said it was moving ahead to achieve its projected target of 700,000 ounces of gold declared for the year 2017, reporting a 475,202 gold declaration thus far. The National Budget had set a target of 694,000 ounces, but the Ministry was aiming for 700,000 ounces.In 2016, gold declarations surpassed 700,000 ounces, with a production of 705,820 ounces of gold. All miners were lauded for the record-breaking declaration for 2016 and were asked to recommit to breaking records again in 2017.