Grande Prairie RCMP traffic stop leads to drug seizure and charges

first_imgBoth Derksen and Gross were held for a Judicial Interim Release (JIR) Hearing. Derksen was remanded into custody and appeared in court on December 9, while Gross was released on her own recognizance and was to appear on December 11. The RCMP encourages the public to report any suspicious activity or crime. Please contact the Grande Prairie RCMP at 780-830-5701 or your local police. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) Jesse Derksen (25) of Grande Prairie has been charged with the following: 15 grams of methamphetamine2 grams of fentanylbrass knuckles and two knivesapprox. $500 cash – Advertisement -A search of the vehicle led police to locate and seize the following: Shayanne Gross (20) of Grande Prairie, has been charged with Obstructing a peace officer.Advertisement GRANDE PRAIRIE, AB – RCMP have laid drug trafficking charges, following a vehicle stop in Clairmont.  On December 5, 2019, Grande Prairie Rural RCMP were making patrols in an area identified as a hot-spot for criminal activity. After noting a suspicious vehicle, police conducted a traffic stop. Possession for the purpose of trafficking x2Possession of ammunition contrary to orderFail to comply x5Drive motor vehicle while unauthorizedOperate a motor vehicle without insurance The Grande Prairie RCMP is committed to ensuring the safety and security of the community and will continue to use intelligence-led strategies to identify and target criminal activity. Investigation revealed the male driver was in breach of conditions previously set by the courts.  Both the driver and the female passenger were arrested by police. Police noted items known to be associated with drug trafficking. last_img read more

Disappointed Bruce: Two-up Hull should have beaten Newcastle

first_imgSteve Bruce was left to dream of what could have been after his Hull side squandered a 2-0 lead to eventually draw 2-2 at Newcastle.The Tigers were in fine attacking form against West Ham last week but eventually slipped to a 2-2 tie, and it was a similar scenario at St James’ Park on Saturday.Emphatic finishes from Nikica Jelavic, netting his third goal of the season with a beautiful overhead kick, and summer signing Mohamed Diame gave the visitors a deserved lead.But second-half substitute Papiss Cisse, in the striker’s first game back from a long injury lay-off, rescued the Magpies with two late goals to seal a share of the points.And a disappointed Bruce said: “It feels like a defeat for us.“We were 2-0 up, scored two wonderful goals and were in complete control of the game, but unfortunately we’ve made a couple of bad mistakes and we’ve got punished for them.“It takes the gloss off another really decent performance.“Individual errors cost us today. Maybe it was a lack of concentration, maybe we switched off, maybe a bit of fatigue. Whatever it was, the result is difficult to take.“We played some really great stuff today and we should have won the match from where we were, so it’s disappointing we haven’t.”last_img read more

FOUR DONEGAL PLAYERS GIVEN ALL STARS

first_imgPaul Durcan won an All StarPaul Durcan, Neil McGee, Neil Gallagher and Donegal captain Michael Murphy have been named among this year’s 15 All Stars.Murphy was named at half-forward in the selection.They will be formally given their awards during a live TV ceremony in Dublin tomorrow night. Kerry won five All Stars, Mayo got three and Dublin were also awarded three.2014 GAA GPA Football All-Stars sponsored by OpelGoalkeeper 1. Paul Durcan (Donegal)Full backs2. Paul Murphy (Kerry)3. Neil McGee (Donegal)4. Keith Higgins (Mayo)Half backs 5. James McCarthy (Dublin)6. Peter Crowley (Kerry)7. Colm Boyle (Mayo)Midfield 8. Neil Gallagher (Donegal)9. David Moran (Kerry)Half forwards10. Paul Flynn (Dublin)11. Michael Murphy (Donegal)12. Diarmuid Connolly (Dublin)Full forwards13. Cillian O’ Connor (Mayo)14. Kieran Donaghy (Kerry)15. James O’ Donoghue (Kerry)FOUR DONEGAL PLAYERS GIVEN ALL STARS was last modified: October 23rd, 2014 by John2Share 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:2014 All Starsdonegallast_img read more

LOCAL NEWS: RAPHOE & DISTRICT WEEKLY NOTES

first_imgRAPHOE LOCAL NOTESWeek ending Friday 24th February 2012INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAYAn evening of relaxation and fun will take place in Raphoe Family Resource Centre on Thursday 8th March at 8pm to celebrate International Women’s Day. Bring your favourite food to share with friends. All women welcome!! HEALTHY WALKSIf you’re in or around Raphoe and would like to keep fit, join us on a Healthy Walk every Thursday, meeting at Raphoe Family Resource Centre at 9.30a.m. Everyone Welcome!!WEEKLY EMPLOYMENT LISTRaphoe Family Resource Centre receives an updated weekly employment list and if you are interested in receiving this list please contact 074 9145796 or call into the Centre for more details.RAPHOE FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE AFTERSCHOOL ACTIVITIES /PROGRAMMESTuesday: 3rd & 4th Classes from 3.15 – 4.00pm; and for 5th & 6th Classes from 4.00 – 5.00 p.m.Wednesday: Junior & Senior Infants 2.00 – 3.00pm; 1st & 2nd Classes from 3.15 – 4.45 p.m. Teen Club for 1st – 3rd year, Secondary Students 7.15 – 9.00 p.m.Thursday: Junior & Senior Infants from 2.00 – 3.00pm; 1st & 2nd Classes from 3.15 – 4.45 p.m. Teen Club for Transition, 4th and 5th years from 7pm – 9pm.Registration forms are now available at the Family Resource Centre for all the above activities/programmes.COUNSELLING SERVICESRaphoe Family Resource Centre offers a free and confidential weekly counselling service to the general public. This person-centred service is for those experiencing Bereavement/Loss, Separation, Abuse, Mental Health Difficulties and issues around sexuality. The service operates on an appointment basis only.Please contact 086 3601718 after 7.00 p.m. PILATESPilates Class in Raphoe Family Resource Centre, every Monday from 1.00 2.00p.m.JOAN’S JIVE CLASSES FOR WOMEN & MENJiving with Joan has resumed in Raphoe Family Resource Centre every Tuesday Night from 8.30 p.m. – 10.00 a.m. All Welcome!STAGE DOOR DRAMADrama class every Monday from 5.00 – 6.00p.m. For information please contact Aisling on 0876360059.LITTLE SMILES WITH BIG DREAMSLittle Smiles with Big Dreams is a friendly baby and toddler group situated in Raphoe Family Resource Centre. We are open every Wednesday morning from10.30 – 12 noon. Little Smiles with Big Dreams is a group that focus on fun for the kids and the opportunity for parents, grandparents and extended family to have discussions with other adults. It is a great way to introduce your child to a social environment while you can discuss parenting tips with others. There is no charge but your kiddies will enjoy playing with all our lovely toys, having messy play, singing and dancing and a light lunch is provided.FOX N CREW HIP HOP/STREET DANCE CLASSDance Classes in Raphoe Family Resource Centre every Wednesday, 5 – 8 yr olds from 5.00 – 6.00 p.m. and 9 – 15 yr. olds from 6.00 – 7.00 p.m. Fee €6.00 for further information contact: – 0858409804 / 0876142326. RAPHOE BOXING CLUBOn Friday night last Raphoe’s lightweight kingpin Denis Lafferty was in action in the Milford Inn at a major tournament hosted by the Carrigart Boxing Club and Denis turned in a five star performance only to lose out to Kildare’s Dean Gleeson on a 3-2 majority decision.A very special thanks goes to Senator Jimmy Harte who has kindly sponsored the local club a new kit of polo shirts.Matchmaking for the clubs forthcoming tournament in the Cathedral Hall on Friday 23rd March is now at an advanced stage and club coaches Brendan and Danny Ryan and Tommy Stewart hope to have 14 quality bouts on the night when a Raphoe Selection face the North West All-Stars and more details of this tournament will appear in the local press in the coming weeks.RAPHOE FRIDAY SENIORS CLUB:Raphoe Friday Seniors Club meets every Friday in the Volt House Hall from 10.30am until 1pm. Come along and enjoy the tea and craic. New members welcome. For further information please call the Volt House on 9173966 or just call in any Friday. You will be very welcome.SLIMMING WORLD GROUPSlimming World Group meets in the Volt House Hall the Diamond, Raphoe, Every Thursday at 5.30 p.m. & 7.30pm. Tel. Dervla on 086 1211004.ST MARY’S GAAAnyone between the ages of 14 -30 who are interested in Cardiac Screening contact Julia Blake at 0862611290. BOXERCISE CLASSESBoxercise Fitness Class at the Cathedral Hall, Raphoe, Thurs Evening 6-7pm. Fantastic all over body workout and very good fun. Female instructor. For information call 0863238437.RAPHOE BADMINTON CLUBRaphoe Badminton Club’s Annual Badminton Tournament will be held in the Recreation Hall from Thursday 23rd February – Friday 9th March. Usual events run. Finals will be played on Friday 9th March. For further details contact Joe Magee (074)9145451 (after 7pm), Sammy Magee (074)9145444 or check out the Raphoe Badminton Club page on Facebook.SENIORS SECURITY AND PERSONAL ALARMSSensor Lights, Internal Lights, Seniors Personal Alarms monitored smoke detectors & monitored carbon monoxide detectors for senior citizens.For further information or an application form for any of the above please contact Martin Laird at the Tidy Towns Office the Volt House Raphoe telephone 9145692.RAPHOE PEOPLE NEWSLETTERCommunity News or Items of Interest for the “Raphoe People” may be emailed to Harriet at volthouse@eircom.net or to Lisa atraphoetidy@eircom.net Thank You.WORLD DAY OF PRAYER SERVICE 2012In St. Eunan’s Cathedral Church, RaphoeOn Friday 2nd March 2012 at 7.30pmSpeaker Canon Liz Mc ElhinneyThere will be a cup of tea after the serviceEveryone Welcome.Relay For Life REWIND TO THE 80s DISCO NITEIn Friel’s Raphoe, on Saturday 24th March 2012 dancing 9.30-1pmMusic by Strabane Radio DJ Sean MAC (80s Dress optional)All proceeds in aid of Irish Cancer Society.Please come along & enjoy a night that promises to take you down memory lane while you boogie the night away to your old time favourites.Tickets are now on sale at €5.00 each.Your support will be much appreciated.SMITH/MCCARRON SCHOOLIrish dance classes for girls and boys in Cathedral Hall Raphoe each Wednesday evening from 4.00p.m to 5.30p.m.LOCAL NEWS: RAPHOE & DISTRICT WEEKLY NOTES was last modified: February 24th, 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:LOCAL NEWS: RAPHOE & DISTRICT WEEKLY NOTESlast_img read more

HOSPITAL PROTEST TO GO AHEAD AS GYNAE WARD CLOSURE ANGERS PATIENTS AND STAFF

first_imgTHE NEW MEDICAL WING AT LKGH – BUT AT WHAT COST?OFFICIALLY at least the unions and management at Letterkenny General Hospital say they are happy that the gynaecology ward is to close this weekend.But angry members of staff say tomorrow’s march in the town in protest at the ward’s closure will go ahead – in a last ditch bid to reverse the decision.Services will be transferred to the new Medical Block which officially opens next Thursday. But it was the ward which staff wanted to keep.“The staff were told on Thursday that the Gynae Ward belonging to the women of this county is to close on Monday September 10th,” said one insider.“

The ward is to “wind down ” this weekend despite the objections of thousands through Donegal Daily, via the on line petition and countless emails and phone calls.“The time has now come to fight the good fight. We have talked the talk, now let us all really walk the great walk on Saturday. We need to make noise. We need to make a difference on Saturday and beyond. “The news coming out of the hospital is truly grim.
 Ladies who are miscarrying their babies after their 16th week will now go to Maternity Unit, this despite assurances that no woman would be in a unit with newly delivered mums.“

After 6pm  all women with pregnancy related problems have to go to the Surgical 2 ward on level D. No dedicated treatment room or scanner is available. Women will have to pass the High Dependency Unit which will have male patients.“This situation is completely unacceptable and any attempt to proceed with this regressive decision will be reprehensible.

Please stop the closure of the Gynae Ward. March with us on Saturday and let us show the HSE what solidarity , integrity and passion really is.” HOSPITAL PROTEST TO GO AHEAD AS GYNAE WARD CLOSURE ANGERS PATIENTS AND STAFF was last modified: September 7th, 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:HOSPITAL PROTEST TO GO AHEAD AS GYNAE WARD CLOSURE ANGERS PATIENTS AND STAFFlast_img read more

Even for Quantum Particles, Time Flows One Way

first_imgClaims of time symmetry at the quantum level have been discounted by a high-reliability experiment by the Department of Energy.A press release from the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory announced:Time marches relentlessly forward for you and me; watch a movie in reverse, and you’ll quickly see something is amiss. But from the point of view of a single, isolated particle, the passage of time looks the same in either direction. For instance, a movie of two particles scattering off of each other would look just as sensible in reverse – a concept known as time reversal symmetry.Now the BaBar experiment at the Department of Energy’s (DOE) SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory has made the first direct observation of a long-theorized exception to this rule.Digging through nearly 10 years of data from billions of particle collisions, researchers found that certain particle types change into one another much more often in one way than they do in the other, a violation of time reversal symmetry and confirmation that some subatomic processes have a preferred direction of time.Reported this week in the journal Physical Review Letters, the results are impressively robust, with a 1 in 10 tredecillion (1043) or 14-sigma level of certainty – far more than needed to declare a discovery.The BaBar experiment was an ideal test of the CPT (charge-parity-time) Theorem that states, “the three symmetries must remain in balance for any given particle system. If one of the symmetries is out of whack, at least one of the others must be, too.”  Since 10 years of BaBar data already had evidence of CP asymmetry in hand, physicists thought it “was a good place to look for violation of time reversal symmetry that would serve to balance CPT as a whole.”  Other hints of time reversal were harder to test.  This one shows that the rate of time reversal for quantum events is outmatched: “the changes are happening at a different rate as time moves forward than when it is reversed,” a diagram caption states.One researcher said, “It was exciting to design an experimental analysis that enabled us to observe, directly and unambiguously, the asymmetrical nature of time.”  BaBar also had another goal: “BaBar, which collected data at SLAC from 1999 to 2008, was designed to tease out subtle differences in the behavior of matter and antimatter that might help account for the preponderance of matter in the universe.”  The “antimatter problem” still is a puzzle for modern cosmology.  See also Science Daily‘s coverage.It appears that time asymmetry, a consequence of the Second Law of Thermodynamics, is more firmly established by this experiment (confirmation to a one part in a tredecillion is pretty rare!), but we will leave it to the specialists to explain the implications.  What impact will this have on cosmology? (Visited 27 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Epic run to put smiles on faces

first_imgDavid Grier and fellow ultra-distance runner Braam Malherbe ran across the Southern African coastline in 2008. (Image: Cipla Mile for Smiles blog) Adventurer David Grier during training for the 2010 Madagascar Challenge. (Image: Cipla Mile for Smiles) MEDIA CONTACTS • Ros Walsh Media Liaison Cipla Miles for Smiles +27 31 275 9700 or +27 82 920 3398 ros@ciplamedpro.co.za RELATED ARTICLES • South Africa reaches out to Haiti • South African leprosy survivors – no longer outcasts • Help for homeless children • The adventure starts hereBongani NkosiSouth African adventurer David Grier is braving torrential rain, extreme heat and blood-thirsty leeches in a world-first attempt to run the length of Madagascar during monsoon season. His motivation? To make a difference in the lives of children born with cleft lips and palates.Through this epic trek 50-year-old Grier is helping raise money for Operation Smile South Africa, an NGO which pays for affected children, and sometimes even adults, to have corrective surgery so they are able to smile.“This adventure is part of a commitment to make a difference in the lives of children in South Africa and the continent,” Grier said. “We will use the funds raised for children in South Africa and neighbouring countries.”The adventure, known as Madagascar Challenge 2010, is a continuation of the Cipla Miles for Smiles Challenge that saw Grier complete a 4 000km run across the Great Wall of China in 2006 with friend and fellow adventurer Braam Malherbe. The two adventurers also finished a 3 300km run along the Southern African coastline in 2008.But the Madagascar Challenge is by far the most difficult, the ultra long-distance runner said. It combines running, paddling and kite surfing – the latter two being new additions to Grier’s programme.He started his journey on 1 December in Nacala, on the north coast of Mozambique, and paddled 500km over 11 days to reach Majunga in northwest Madagascar. After this he travelled to the island’s southern tip to begin his quest.“I wanted to push the boundaries a bit to capture the imagination of the people following the event to prove that we can achieve what we set out to do,” Grier said of his decision to include paddling and kite surfing. The aim is to “bring awareness to the plight of these children so we can make a difference in their lives”.The public is being urged to make donations through the Miles for Smiles website. Presentations on Grier’s adventure will also be made to businesses in South Africa to generate further funds.More smiles for SAOperation Smile South Africa was set up just before Grier and Malherbe started their run in China in 2006, and has funded operations for more than 1 000 people since.Its first mission in Empangeni, KwaZulu-Natal province, in November 2006 provided free reconstructive surgery for 57 disadvantaged children and adults. In March 2008 the organisation funded operations for 31 similarly affected people in Swaziland and, by May of the same year, it went to Madagascar to do the same.Braving leeches, swamps and cyclonesIt’s hasn’t been smooth sailing for Grier and his support crew in Madagascar. The first challenge was paddling across the ocean and being hit by storms and a tornado.Running solo, he has covered more than 800km, and is currently passing through mostly rain-drenched forest in central Madagascar. The run itself has not been straightforward, with Grier having to swim across bulging rivers to reach nearby villages to spend the night. The next morning he’s up again to hit the mountains.Of the 800km he’s run, Grier still has “double that to do and more”. Weather permitting, Grier runs more than 40km a day.It’s been raining heavily for seven days in the central villages he’s passing through at the moment. In the north, where he’s headed, there’s the threat of extreme heat and cyclones.“The island is so diverse, the weather changes all the time. Down south is desolate and up to 40 degrees Celsius. In the north it’s going to be hot and then I am going to hit the cyclones. It’s going to get hectic,” he said.Grier’s health was at risk during his earlier days on the island. He fell sick for a month while adjusting to Madagascar’s water and has already lost 8kg. “… Now it’s the leeches and tropical fever that have hit me.”He said he’s very exhausted at the moment and feels like the parasites’ bites are draining his energy.His cameraman and media liaison manager, Nick Heygate, is recovering after being infected by leech bites in the forest. Heygate, who has been severely affected over the past few days, has had to walk about 40km unassisted out of the mountains.Grier had to endure running through deep sand in the south, and now he’s wading through “knee-deep swamp areas and red mud that just never dries”.Although he’s supported by Heygate, Grier doesn’t have enough logistical help “due to the funding difficulty”. Heygate is being assisted by two Malagasy men who’ve provided transport for him through the forests.“This has turned out to be a mammoth solo trip,” Grier said.He hopes to complete the adventure in April and will kite-surf back to South Africa from the Indian Ocean island.Man of many talentsSo what does Grier, the father of four who missed his daughter’s birthday party in December and celebrated his in unknown territory last Saturday, long for back in South Africa?“Just sit and appreciate my family and thank them for what they have had to endure unselfishly in order for me to be given the privilege of going out and making a difference,” he said.He also missed his eldest daughter’s wedding in Austria and said he would have loved spending Christmas and New Year’s Day home. “I will miss my wedding anniversary as well.”Grier is a man of many talents: he’s a celebrity chef, motivational speaker, photographer and published author. He has successfully summited Mount Kilimanjaro and completed numerous ultra-marathons, including the acclaimed Two Oceans Marathon (56km) and Comrades Marathon (90km) in South Africa.last_img read more

U.S. Supreme Court decides not to look into EPA efforts in the Chesapeake Bay

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Many in agriculture were disappointed in the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision not to review a lower court ruling allowing the Environmental Protection Agency’s efforts in the Chesapeake Bay.While this action relates to the EPA’s “blueprint” for restoring the Chesapeake Bay, it has national implications related to the power and reach of the federal government under the Clean Water Act.“The EPA has consistently pushed the legal limits of the Clean Water Act, with the Chesapeake Bay blueprint and the Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule being two of the most recent examples,” said Chip Bowling, National Corn Growers Association president , who farms on the Chesapeake Bay watershed in southern Maryland. “When Congress passed the Clean Water Act, their intention was to create balanced, practical policies to protect America’s water resources with a clear division of power between states and the federal government. In both of these cases, the EPA’s actions represent an unlawful expansion of their authority. That’s why we joined this petition on the Chesapeake Bay TMDL, and we are party to a lawsuit challenging the WOTUS rule.“We support the goals of the Clean Water Act, and we remain committed to working with the EPA and other stakeholders to protect our water resources.”last_img read more

SA series: Selectors give young Gurkeerat Singh break, but surprise by picking Sreenath Aravind

first_imgWith the series against South Africa set to start on October 2, the national selectors, led by Sandeep Patil, met in Bengaluru on Sunday to pick the Indian squads for the three T20Is and first three ODIs. While most of the players selected where on expected lines, they did spring two surprises – by picking Gurkeerat Singh for the ODIs and Sreenath Aravind for the T20Is.While the selectors showed vision by giving all-rounder Gurkeerat the nod, they did manage to astonish with their decision to include Karnataka pacer Aravind for the shortest format. Aravind has done little to deserve an India call-up.Gurkeerat had an impressive outing for India ‘A’ in the just-concluded series against Bangladesh ‘A’. He scored 65 and took five for 29 in the first game of the threematch series. In fact, Gurkeerat has also performed consistently in the domestic circuit for Punjab.Aravind, on the other hand, picked eight wickets in five matches for Royal Challengers Bangalore, but failed to get even one in the Karnataka Premier League.Interestingly, the selectors also decided to look beyond Ravindra Jadeja – who has featured prominently in Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s scheme of things in the last few years.The decision to drop the lefthanded all-rounder was long overdue as he had not done much to deserve a regular place in the Indian team for a long time.Along with Dhawal Kulkarni – replaced by Amit Mishra – Jadeja is the only player dropped from the team that lost to Bangladesh in the ODI series.advertisementThe selectors also decided to give Harbhajan Singh an opportunity in the shortest format and with the World T20 round the corner, the move does make sense as the veteran off-spinner is still one of the best in the business when it comes to economy in the slambang format of the game.Seniors like Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ajinkya Rahane, Ambati Rayudu, Mohit Sharma and Bhuvneshwar Kumar were automatic choices.last_img read more

One man’s misfortune is another’s pot of gold – Virat Kohli dropped; Rohit Sharma…

first_imgAdvertisement AdvertisementImage Courtesy: Times NowThe BCCI announced the 16-man squad for the Asia Cup scheduled to be held in the United Arab Emirates from September 15. Current skipper Virat Kohli will be rested for the tournament with Rohit Sharma assigned to lead the squad in his absence.Selection committee recalled the likes of Manish Pandey, Ambati Rayudu and Kedhar Jadhav while England tour members Suresh Raina, Umesh Yadav and Siddharth Kaul missed out on the squad.Chairman of the Selection panel MSK Prasad commented on the decision to rest Kohli for the elite competition. Prasad said:“He has been playing for quite sometime and looking at the workload we have given him [Kohli] the rest, “I would like to say that I was there for the third Test match and we sat for a discussion about the workload management. We need to preserve our precious players who play all three formats and looking at that workload issue we decided to rest him for the Asia Cup.”Team India for Asia Cup, 2018 announced. Rohit Sharma set to lead the side in UAE #TeamIndia pic.twitter.com/mx6mF27a9K— BCCI (@BCCI) September 1, 2018The senior selection panel chairman also revealed the intent behind the strategy to include Pandey and Rayudu in place of Suresh Raina. Prasad stated:“We have quite a few games coming up [to audition] for that slot, you know. That’s definitely one of the slots that we’re looking at. We’ve been trying different options and in those options, we have given the opportunity to Manish and Rayudu this time.”Finally, the situation of Mayank Agarwal, who has been leading the batting charts for quite a while was cleared as Prasad revealed that the Kings XI Punjab batsman is a small step away from a maiden call-up to the national team.Defending champions India kick off their campaign against the qualifying team on September 18 in Dubai.India squad: Rohit Sharma (c), Shikhar Dhawan (vc), KL Rahul, Ambati Rayudu, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni (wk), Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Shardul Thakur, Khaleel AhmedRead Also:England vs India: 4th Test Preview-India to come out all guns blazingEngland vs India: Newbie Prithvi Shaw gears up for his India debut in stylelast_img read more