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Happy with my rhythm  and clear mindset: Mitchell Starc

first_imgSydney: Mitchell Starc is ready to put his best foot forward and go into the Pakistan home Test series with a clear mindset, the ace fast bowler said on Thursday after being named in the squad.Starc was rewarded for his good domestic performances with a selection in Australia’s 14-man squad for the two-match Test Series against Pakistan.“I’ve just been happy with the rhythm and things that I worked on to get in a clearer mindset,” Starc was quoted as saying by www.cricket.com.au.“The things that I worked on coming out of the Gabba Shield game into the Drummmoyne game, and being pretty focused and clear since the Gabba game and throughout the T20s as well is pretty pleasing for me.“It’s nice to contribute to wins for NSW and Australia and hopefully now having that mindset and that rhythm, having worked on that the last few weeks, hopefully, that can carry on through the summer.”Starc is one of five pacers in the Test squad to take on Pakistan, along with Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, James Pattinson and Michael Neser.Starc hailed the pace philosophy in the team and said it will only augur well for Australia.“We spoke about the squad mentality during the Ashes series and having five fast bowlers again it’s going to be the same thing,” he said.“Ness (Neser) bowled really well in that ‘A’ game (against Pakistan in Perth) from the little pieces that I saw and from what I’ve heard.“Patto (Pattinson) has been bowling really nicely and Joshy (Hazlewood), Patty (Cummins) and myself are pretty happy with how we’ve been progressing — Patty and I with the white ball and Josh as well in Adelaide.“Gaz (off-spinner Nathan Lyon) does what Gaz does and he’s a big part of the Australian team. We haven’t come into camp yet but no doubt it will be a squad mentality with the fast bowlers.” IANSAlso Read: Joe Root And Boys Ready For Mitchell Starc ChallengeAlso Watch: India’s First PM Jawaharlal Nehru’s 130th Birth Anniversary observedlast_img read more

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DONEGAL ENVIRONMENT CAMPAIGNERS TAKE THEIR CASE TO STORMONT

first_imgDONEGAL community campaigners have taken their case to politicians in the North, fearing a sewage plant will damage Lough FoyleA delegation of environmental campaigners led by Enda Craig, spokesperson for the Community For a Clean Estuary (CFCE) have met with the Northern Minister for Agriculture and Rural Development, Michelle O’ Neill and with members of the Environment Committee in the Assembly to outline their concerns about the impact on the Foyle estuary from the proposed sewerage treatment plant at Carnagarve between Moville and Greencastle.Mr Craig was joined by renowned environmentalist, Dr Karin Dubsky, coordinator of Coastwatch Europe, Moville based zoologist, Dr Trish Murphy, and Dr Liam Campbell – a local academic whose specialises in river catchments. The campaigners were joined by local TD, Pádraig Mac Lochlainn.Enda Craig outlined the history of the Moville/ Greencastle sewerage scheme and the concerns of the community at Carnagarve and surrounding town-lands.Dr Dubsky and Dr Murphy outlined the unique potential of the wetland eco system in the Foyle estuary from natural oysters and other shellfish to recently discovered sea grass.They requested that the Northern Executive work with the Irish Government to develop the estuary into a international Ramsar special area of conservation and explained that the immense potential of all of this could be seriously undermined if Donegal County proceed with their plans for the plant at Carnagarve. Dr Campbell outlined his concerns that authorities on both sides of the Foyle are in a position to further damage the Foyle estuary because of the zoning of much of it as “coastal” back in 1990 and demonstrated that this zoning is erroneous and needs to be changed to protect the amenity of Lough FoyleSpeaking afterwards, Enda Craig said: “We brought the campaign to protect the Foyle estuary to politicians in Stormont today because they have a shared responsibility with the Irish government to protect this vital resource.“It was clear that the Minister and the other Assembly members we met were moved by our presentations and they have assured us that they will pursue these matters with their southern counterparts.“There is no doubt that the appropriate location for the outflow pipe of a future sewerage scheme for Moville and Greencastle is out into coastal waters and not into the Foyle estuary.“In recent months, we have taken our campaign to Europe supported by MEPs Marian Harkin and Martina Anderson and now to Stormont and we have had the Joint First Minister, Martin McGuinness out to see for himself the issues at Carnagarve beach. “We will keep fighting because the cost of defeat is too high for all of our communities that live beside Lough Foyle”.Deputy Mac Lochlainn said: “Minister O’ Neill was clearly impressed by the strength of the arguments from this eminent delegation of environmental campaigners. The history of the Moville and Greencastle sewerage scheme is one of shameful failure. Rather than develop the wonderful amenity of the Foyle estuary, Donegal County Council has given into political tomfoolery and failed everyone in the area.“I hope that in the absence of leadership at council level in Donegal or from the Irish government that both Europe and the Northern Assembly can now pursue this matter so that common sense is restored at last.”Pictured are Minister Michelle O’Neill and the environmental campaign team. Names left to right: Dr. Trish Murphy (Celebrate Water), Maeve McLaughlin (MLA for Derry), Dr. Liam Campbell (Specialist in river catchment), Dr. Karin Dubsky (Co-ordinator Coastwatch Europe), Padraig MacLochlainn (Sinn Fein TD), Michelle O’Neill (Northern Minister for Agriculture and Rural Development), Enda Craig (Spokesperson CFCE). DONEGAL ENVIRONMENT CAMPAIGNERS TAKE THEIR CASE TO STORMONT was last modified: November 27th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:DONEGAL ENVIRONMENT CAMPAIGNERS TAKE THEIR CASE TO STORMONTGreencastlemovillelast_img read more

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