High-speed gigabit internet will be available in South Australia's two largest regional cities, Whyalla and Mount Gambier, by the end of the year. Eligible businesses in Whyalla and Mount Gambier will be connected to the GigCity network by Adelaide company MIMP Connecting Solutions, through a $1 million State Government-funded project.
“Building the GigCity network to additional precincts is a key action item within the state’s strategic action plan for future industries and entrepreneurship or the FIXE strategy,” South Australia’s Minister for Innovation and Skills David Pisoni said.
It is expected more than 220 businesses in Mount Gambier and around 70 in Whyalla will take up the service, at prices comparable to those available in metropolitan Adelaide GigCity precincts – ranging from $49.90 to $179.90 per month (ex GST), depending on the size of the business and the chosen plan.
“MIMP Connecting Solutions has begun preliminary works to build a new wireless broadband network and eligible businesses in both cities will be invited to register their interest to connect soon,” Minister Pisoni said.
UltraServe, digital commerce experts, today launches its latest breakthrough, UltraServe Commerce, the pay-as-you-consume digital commerce platform for enterprise. Delivered via the AWS Marketplace, UltraServe Commerce eliminates many barriers to entry traditionally associated with launching digital commerce initiatives by reducing upfront costs, risk and time.
With just a few clicks, UltraServe Commerce empowers organisations to deliver outstanding customer experiences by combining native enterprise-grade digital commerce features with a highly customisable framework.
UltraServe Chief Revenue Officer Paul McClure said traditional enterprise-grade digital commerce solutions forced midsize organisations to make significant compromises when selecting a platform that met their business requirements. “UltraServe Commerce eliminates these compromises by delivering enterprise-grade digital commerce capabilities in a simple and more consumable way,” he said. “UltraServe Commerce helps organisations realise the full potential of their digital commerce investment in the shortest possible time with the least amount of upfront cost and risk.”
Hawera High School will celebrate 100 years of co-educational secondary education in South Taranaki during the 2019 Labour Weekend, on October 25-27.
As Hawera High prepares to embark on a major rebuild of the school, former teachers, old scholars and members of the South Taranaki community have the chance to farewell school landmarks such as the Laurenson Block and High School Hall, where many a student laboured over their School C exam papers.
Events during the Hawera High 100 weekend include a Centennial cricket match; a Friday night meet and greet; school tours, decade photos, the Dedication & Centennial cake cutting, winding up with a Cabaret on Saturday, and the Official Jubilee luncheon on Sunday. For a brief rundown on the colourful history of Hawera High and details about registering to attend events, visit https://www.hawerahighreunion.com/.
Nearly 1500 Australians with albinism will tomorrow – June 13 - recognise International Albinism Awareness Day by calling for greater government action on the plights of persons with albinism in sub-Saharan Africa.
With a frequency of about one in 17,000, an estimated 1470 Australians are affected by albinism, a genetic condition that arises from a lack of pigment in the skin, hair and eyes, typically causing pale skin, white hair and poor eyesight, often in the range of legal blindness. Despite these challenges, Australians with albinism work in a wide range of professions, with members of the community including a State MP, a doctor, business owners, a professional singer and an astronomer.
Tomorrow, throughout Australia, children with albinism and their parents will use International Albinism Awareness Day to share with classmates their experiences of the world, why they avoid the sun and the challenges of limited vision. Many of the Albinism Fellowship of Australia adults are busy organising the bi-annual Albinism National Conference which this year is running in Adelaide from August 23-25.
Albinism Fellowship of Australia President Elizabeth Beales said its members also joined with their fellows globally to denounce ongoing attacks targeting persons with albinism in several countries in sub-Saharan Africa. “While these atrocities seem far away and inconceivable for most of us, we nonetheless are aware that one slight change in location would have changed our destiny,” she said.