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Just like Holden and Ford car enthusiasts rev up over which brand is better, tech buffs have long debated the merits of Microsoft versus Google.
As part of Sunshine Coast Council’s Level Up program, two self-confessed ‘geek girls’ Sonia Cuff and Yvette Adams will provide a free one hour webinar to Sunshine Coast businesses on Tuesday May 9, outlining the virtues of Google’s Gmail, Calendar, Google Docs and Google Drive as well as Microsoft’s Outlook, Office Online and OneDrive for Business.
“G Suite and Office 365 can both be used on any operating system (Mac or PC), whereas Microsoft products have traditionally been the domain of corporate and Government clients, with many startups and small businesses often preferring Google products, Ms Cuff said.
“But both systems keep innovating, so it’s important for businesses to periodically take a look at what is on offer in both camps and ensure they’re on the system which best suits their businesses needs and that they are using it to its full capacity.”
Sunshine Coast Entrepreneur Yvette Adams said the webinar would also cover off how to use GSuite and Office 365 offline when you can’t connect to the internet and sync automatically when you reconnect. The session will also include cool tools which go well with the G Suite & Microsoft products and how to gain efficiencies on email.
Economic Development Councillor Steve Robinson said the program is an important toolkit for local business.
“The Level Up program is brought to you by Sunshine Coast Council and is designed to help local businesses understand the systems and tools out there which can help them to work more productively and more profitably with the advent of high speed broadband,” Cr Robinson said.
“We called it Level Up because we believe succeeding in business requires you to move up a range of levels. Once you start, you have to keep picking up new skills along the way if you want to go to the next level of business and success. The Level Up program includes a range of free and heavily discounted webinars, workshops and access to mentors and a Facebook support group to help Sunshine Coast businesses move to the next level in a very competitive business world – whether they are local and global! We hope more businesses will jump online and sign up.”
Sunshine Coast MPs Andrew Wallace and Ted O’Brien have praised the Federal Coalition Government for delivering on-time the extra medical places required to establish a medical school at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital.
The pair campaigned for the national review and never wavered in their belief that it was the only mechanism to secure the required places. Throughout the process they remained in constant contact with the relevant Ministers to ensure the additional places were delivered for the Sunshine Coast by the end of April.
“Griffith University advised the Government it needed 50 places and a lead-time of 18 months to establish a Medical School at the Sunshine Coast by first semester 2019, well thanks to the Federal Government’s timely delivery they now have that certainty,” said Member for Fisher Andrew Wallace.
“This is a terrific outcome for our region. It means Sunshine Coast school leavers wanting to study medicine can stay here with family support. We also know that graduating doctors are more likely to live and work in the region where they studied which means more doctors for the Sunshine Coast, hinterland and surrounds,” Ted O’Brien, Member for Fairfax added.
Mr Wallace and Mr O’Brien thanked the Minister for prioritising the Sunshine Coast in the Review process and for delivering the 50 places within the promised timeline.
“Certainty around these places is of course the first step, not the only step in delivering a fully functioning medical school, but with this certainty Griffith can now move forward with other stakeholders, lock down the details and put in place their processes with a view to opening in 2019,” Mr Wallace said. ... See MoreSee Less
The first Nasho (National Serviceman) to die in Vietnam was Errol Noack, who was serving with 5 Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, when he was killed on 24 May, 1966. From 1965 to 1972, 15,381 National Servicemen served in the Vietnam War, with 200 killed and 1,279 wounded. A total of 521 Australians died in the war.
The 72-year-old has embraced life since his discharge enjoying a varied career working as a journalist as well as senior corporate communications roles. Earlier this month Kerry graduated with a creative writing Masters from the University of the Sunshine Coast and also visited Vietnam for the first time since the war.
An accomplished author, Kerry recently self-published his fourth book, Behold the Stars, an anthology which includes poems about National Service and Vietnam. He has also self-published two other anthologies, the poet from hell and Strength, labour and sorrow, as well as Three of a kind on aspects of military aviation. He is now working on a memoir. All of Kerry’s books are available at Cotton Tree News and through Amazon.
Clayton Williams, owner of one of the Sunshine Coast’s oldest pubs, The Duporth Tavern says ANZAC Day is one of the biggest days of the year with Veterans and the general public coming together to pay their respect and reflect on the sacrifices made by the various armed forces.
“We always have a big ANZAC Day at the Duporth and at our other pub the Nambour Beachhouse Hotel, we open a little later at 11am so people can attend Dawn Services and even visit their own RSL branch before settling in for an afternoon of Two Up, live music and taking in the AFL or NRL commemorative matches on television,” Clayton said.