Every captain would lose a left leg to reach World Cup 2019 final: Eoin Morgan

first_img India Today Web Desk LondonMay 24, 2019UPDATED: May 24, 2019 09:51 IST Eoin Morgan’s England will be under extra pressure since they are the World Cup 2019 hosts (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSEngland have never won the 50-over World CupThe hosts are being touted as the favourites to lift the trophy on July 14England will take on South Africa in the World Cup 2019 opener on May 30England are being labelled as the pre-tournament favourites ahead of the World Cup 2019 but captain Eoin Morgan believes every team has a chance in the showpiece event as everyone will bring their A-game to the table.All ten teams will play each other in a new-look round-robin stage, with the top four qualifying for the semi-finals – a change in format that makes this year’s edition more competitive than ever.England will be kicking off the proceedings with the first game of the tournament against South Africa on May 30. Talking about the chances of his team, Morgan said no particular team has the edge in the World Cup as everyone is equally balanced and hungry to lift the trophy on July 14.”I don’t think anyone is head and shoulders above anyone else. These are the ten best teams in the world, it will be extraordinarily competitive and some quality cricket will be played so we are really looking forward to it.”Every captain sitting here would lose their left leg to play in a World Cup final at the home of cricket. It’s something every one of us would have dreamed of as a kid. We are as best prepared as we can be. We just want to play that first game now,” Eoin Morgan said at the captains’ media day in London.@Eoin16: It would be extremely cool if we could reach the final. Every captain would lose a left leg to do it. I grew up dreaming of playing Test cricket or scoring the winning runs in a World Cup.advertisementICC Media (@ICCMediaComms) May 23, 2019South Africa captain Faf du Plessis meanwhile, pointed out that the team which produces the best bowling performance will win the tournament.”We are all really excited to try out this new tournament, to play every once I think is great.”The way we use our resources will be vital, but every team has X-factor bowlers that will have a big say in the successes of the side.”I think the bowlers will win it, the teams still in it towards the end of the tournament will be the teams that have done really well with the ball,” Faf du Plessis said.Ten incredible captains, but just one glittering trophy.Take a peek behind the scenes at our #CWC19 media event! pic.twitter.com/tb9H8DajErCricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) May 23, 2019Australian captain Aaron Finch picked England as the favourites but said his team is also feeling very confident ever since they welcomed back Steve Smith and David Warner in the side.”England have been in great form and along with India are probably the stand out performers. So England in home conditions are definitely the favourites.@AaronFinch5: England have been in great form and along with India are probably the stand out performers. So England in home conditions are definitely the favourites.ICC Media (@ICCMediaComms) May 23, 2019″Since Warner and Smith have come back into the set-up they have been fantastic and contributed so much. The morale has been unbelievable.”Once it gets underway, particularly against England, and further on for the Ashes, the crowd will play a part but that is expected everywhere in the world,” Finch said.Also Read | England seem to be obsessed with getting to 500 before anyone else: Virat KohliAlso Read | Jofra Archer probably going to be England’s X-factor at World Cup 2019: Virat KohliFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow England cricket teamFollow World Cup 2019Follow Eoin Morgan Every captain would lose a left leg to reach World Cup 2019 final: Eoin MorganEoin Morgan’s England team is being touted as the favourites to win their maiden World Cup this year but the job will be easier said than done for the hosts.advertisementlast_img read more

Nova Scotia Celebrates First Heritage Day

first_img 2016 Joseph Howe 2017 Mi’kmaq Heritage 2018 Mona Louise Parsons 2019 Maud Lewis 2020 Africville 2021 Edward Francis Arab 2022 Grand Pré Nova Scotians will enjoy a new statutory holiday on Feb. 16. Deputy Premier Diana Whalen and Communities, Culture and Heritage Minister Tony Ince launched Nova Scotia Heritage Day at Province House, today, Feb. 6. “A mid-winter holiday is something many Nova Scotians wanted. For nearly 10 years I have lobbied for a February holiday, and now I am pleased we’re able to make it happen,” said Ms. Whalen. “Nova Scotia Heritage Day will give Nova Scotians an opportunity to celebrate our collective cultural heritage and the contributions of all Nova Scotians.” Nova Scotia’s P-12 students helped name the holiday and the succession of people, places and events to be honoured in the coming years. This year the holiday celebrates African Nova Scotian Viola Desmond. She was arrested when she refused to leave the whites-only section of a New Glasgow movie theatre in 1946. An online exhibit featuring scanned records pertaining to her case will be available on the Nova Scotia archives website in February. “Honouring Ms. Desmond’s legacy during African Heritage Month is a fitting tribute,” said Mr. Ince. “Her story epitomizes the strength of character we Nova Scotians are known for.” In conjunction with African Heritage Month, there are several activities being held across the province in recognition. The North End Business Association is hosting a workshop to create a commemorate piece at the North Branch Library and Music Nova Scotia is having a song-writing contest. For the next seven years, the Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage will work with communities to commemorate Nova Scotia Heritage Day and recognize its upcoming honourees. The next seven persons, places or events to be celebrated were announced at the launch. They are: “Along with a ‘day-off’ this yearly recognition will be a designated, annual reminder of our varied and rich, diverse history and allow us to build pride in our province, its past, present and future,” said Mr. Ince. The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic and the Museum of Natural History in Halifax, and the Museum of Industry in Stellarton will be open and free to the public. Nova Scotia Heritage Day will fall on the third Monday in February each year. Provincial Government offices will be closed during regular business hours on Feb. 16. For information on labour standards visit http://novascotia.ca/lae/employmentrights/NovaScotiaHeritageDay.asp . For information on Viola Desmond and other upcoming honourees visit http://heritageday.novascotia.ca . For events commemorating Viola Desmond and African Heritage month visit http://ansa.novascotia.ca/events-calendar: .center_img FOR BROADCAST USE Nova Scotia’s first February holiday launched today, Feb. 6th, at Province House. Deputy Minister Diana Whalen and Communities, Culture and Heritage Minister Tony Ince revealed the Nova Scotia Heritage website and announced the next seven honourees: Joseph Howe, Mi’kmaq Heritage, Mona Louise Parsons, Maud Lewis, Africville, Francis Arab, and Grand Pré. Viola Desmond is the holiday’s first honouree for 2015. Nova Scotia Heritage Day will fall on the third Monday in February each year. Provincial Government offices will be closed during regular business hours on February 16. For more information visit heritage day-dot-gov-dot-n-s-dot-c-a. -30-last_img read more

Thinking Through Cloud Migration

Phase 1- Before the MoveBefore making the jump to the cloud, you should assess existing infrastructure and gather as much information from the service provider. Cloud service provider, if possible, should visit your site and deliver presentations on how to perform assessments of existing architecture and its dependencies – a number of which might not by cloud candidates. They will also help identify unexplored areas and highlight underestimated complexities. upload-3406226_1920.jpg For enterprises that already have unified communications (UC) and contact center (CC), cloud implementation might be the next logical step for one or both of these services. While planning the migration to the cloud, enterprises should understand the financial and operational costs in addition to the enhanced capabilities – such as analytics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence – that it will provide. Phase 3 – Post ImplementationSuccessful cloud migrations require several post-migration considerations and solutions. Once the service is operating, there’ll be several management functions that the cloud service provider as well, as the organization, need to perform. These include:Incident management (nothing is perfect)Being able to remotely monitor the operationKeep up with routine maintenanceAccess and network managementChange management (nothing is that static)Service level reporting (SLA) complianceVirus and spam protectionData backupFurthermore, management tasks can be performed better with automation. Automation capabilities of services should be evaluated in phase one but used consistently during phase three. Since you’re outsourcing services, you need to use the reporting capabilities of the service to ensure optimized cost, good security, and to make sure operational goals are being met. Cloud Challenges, OpportunitiesDon’t assume moving to the cloud is a one and done project. When moving to the cloud, there is an opportunity to reevaluate your network and your organization’s needs. Since you’re outsourcing functionality to third-party, you might have to reconsider staffing requirements, possibly reducing staff or changing their responsibilities. Staff might also be needed to monitor cloud services to ensure it delivers what you need. Part of the monitoring will also be cost management. This becomes important when looking at seat charges. Hyping Up Hybrid: Making the Case Ryan Daily September 05, 2019 With the race to the cloud heating up, some enterprises aren’t dashing to the finish line with the same intensity – opting instead for a “hybrid” pace. Also, don’t wait for an incident to occur. Keep collecting information from the cloud service and use it on a dashboard, so you can monitor your users and customer’s environments in real-time. Since many enterprises have industry-specific regulations, cloud services need to satisfy those regulations to avoid liability.Tags:News & Viewscloud migrationcloud networksmigrationCloud CommunicationsConsultant PerspectivesCPaaSEnterprise NetworkingMonitoring, Management and Security Articles You Might Like Phase 2 – WorkloadsMigration processes are unique to each enterprise. An enterprise might use one vendor’s UC and another’s CC or opt for a suite of services from one provider. Some enterprises might go “full” cloud, while others might take a hybrid approach. Regardless, there are four possibilities for moving to the cloud:You re-host what you already own and shift it to the cloud.You could reinstall, which is an option to create and deploy the workloads and then do a fresh installation of the UC and CC applications.Re-factor involves cost of performance optimizations.Redevelopment means you go back and modify the code that you already have.Since you’re moving data as well as applications, a disaster recovery plan and data backups are essential. Additionally, network security is crucial to ensure data is transferred safely and successfully. In addition to potential shifts in staffing, there might be obstacles when it comes to:AutomationTrainingWorkload placementSecurity tools and their useIdentity managementModified networksComplianceGovernanceWhen it comes to cloud migration though, there are three main phases of its implementation, which include: Dedicated vs. Shared Cloud Voice Services Darin Ward October 03, 2019 When moving voice to the cloud, many service providers tout their dedicated solutions. But is “dedicated” all that it’s cracked up to be? 5 Ways Cloud UCC Changed the Workforce Mark Roberts September 16, 2019 The UCC digital renaissance has come and stayed. Now, enterprises are fine tuning their networks to better engage employees and customers. 5 Steps for A Seamless Contact Center Cloud Migration Elizabeth Magill September 09, 2019 Ensuring that IT and business teams are on the same page before, during, and after the process is key to a successful migration. See All in Cloud Communications » An audit of an existing environment will also show gaps, including security, automation, template, process, and procedure issues. You’ll need to know the current system, so you can better understand issues that may surface during migration. In some cases, moving to the cloud will help close these gaps and improve overall operations. Are We Heading for Cloud in a Box? Tom Nolle September 26, 2019 As the cloud craze continues, enterprises are looking for simplified “in a box” cloud solutions to address their communication and collaboration needs. Log in or register to post comments read more