Michaela Harte McAreacey..after two years, a hurdle for the police to go back and re-examine all their failings with all the self-flagellation involved.

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Michaela Harte McAreavey, daughter of Mickey Harte, Tyrone GAA boss , what’s the real story ?Director of Public Prosecutions ( DPP ) and Roland Dabeesing,  what’s the real clause ?Bordeaux laboratory and DNA analysis report, what’s the real secret ?

While Mauritian cops want widower to retrace his steps, the principal inspector in this cold case, Roland Dabeesing was thrown out of the investigation and transferred with immediate effect to Rodrigues after these statement: http://www.irishmirror.ie/news/irish-news/mauritian-detective-calls-widower-john-3006692

Mauritius a long lost paradise in all it’s sense

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Donal MacIntyre: Murder in Paradise 

Donal Maclntyre and Nicola Tallant, tried to re-examine and piece together the details of the murder of Michaela McAreavey along with criminologist and profiler Professor David Wilson and former Detective Sergeant Alan Bailey.

An investigative media team travelled with cameras to the paradise island of Mauritius to re-examine the case and they claim to have discovered potentially key evidence in the case.

Donal MacIntyre says: “The case of Michaela McAreavey’s brutal murder has never been solved despite there being an unprecedented amount of attention and speculation surrounding it. We’re going to be drilling into the details of the case, the aftermath, the investigation and the court case and asking what lessons can be learned and what options are left to the family and investigators in the future”.

Michaela (27) was found murdered in her hotel room while on honeymoon with her husband John McAreavey (32) in January 2011.

The only daughter of GAA legend Mickey Harte, Michaela tragically returned to her room to collect biscuits when she interrupted a robbery and was brutally murdered.

Journalist Donal MacIntyre spent six months revisiting the events of January 10, 2011, when Michaela was found strangled in a bath in the former Legends Hotel, now Lux Resorts.

And the team spoke to a man who admitted that his DNA may be on the young bride’s face – because he tried to revive her on that fateful day.

Charges against hotel worker Dassen Narayanen (27) were dropped sensationally in March this year. He was the last suspect in the case, accused of giving Michaela’s killer the security card to enter her room.

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The charges were dropped as a judge ruled he could not be held on a provisional charge of conspiracy to commit larceny for an “infinite term”.

Mr MacIntyre and his team carefully created a reconstruction of all of the events of the fateful day. They say that this detail will destroy previous accounts of the story and open the possibility of Michaela’s body being exhumed.

Mr Narayanen agreed to talk to the team behind CBS Reality’s Murder In Paradise and admitted that his DNA might be on Michaela’s face as he had touched her cheek.

“You may wonder why Narayanen decided to disclose this,” Mr MacIntyre says.

“He never mentioned it before. Could he be looking ahead? If Michaela is to be exhumed, is he getting in first with an explanation of why his DNA might be found on her?”

Room attendants Avinash Treebhoowoon (32) and Sandip Moneea (43) were found not guilty of her murder last July.

Dassen Narayanen’s fingerprints were on a counterfeit room key in the security office – however he only admitted to helping the other two hotel workers make the copy.

 

Donal MacIntyre: Murder in Paradise re-examined the evidence using interviews, access to the crime scene and access to new and recently released court case files. The documentary was set out to analyse the evidence, speak to those involved in the case and explore the different viewpoints to highlight why this murder has so far remained unsolved.

The television investigator,  Donal Maclntyre, is furious with the way the case was handled, with swift arrests in Mauritius, two acquittals last year and, to his mind, leading figures in Ireland including Martin McGuinness allegedly jumping on the bandwagon for their own political ends.

“It was an honest verdict delivered by a jury,” claims MacIntyre. “For Martin McGuiness to shout for a retrial, after two innocent men have been acquitted, he’s multiplying the trauma for the family.”

MacIntyre admits he relishes the prospect of playing Colombo, but there’s a campaigner inside him alongside the criminologist. Now there’s speculation that Michaela McAreavey’s body may be exhumed, he’s ready for a long journey…

“I wanted to take the emotion out of the case, campaign on behalf of the innocent where needs be.

Promo of Murder in Paradise: http://vimeo.com/71879572
Extract from Murder in Paradise by  Donal MacIntyre : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=excB_v8XHrE

 

Real Life Mowgli; Tippi Degré

Riding a five-ton elephant, whom she called ‘my brother’, chilling with a cheetah or hugging a giant bullfrog as if it were a Teddy bear. The childhood of a French girl Tippi Degré sounds more like a newer version of Mowgli, rather than something real. A white child, she was born in Namibia to French wildlife photographer parents, and grew up in Africa. Tippi spent her whole childhood playing with wild animals including lion cubs, a mongoose, a snake, a cheetah, baby zebra, giraffes and crocodiles.

The little girl saw nothing unusual about her company: “I don’t have friends here. Because I never see children. So the animals are my friends,” she once said.

If you will stay close to nature, to its simplicity, to the small things hardly noticeable, those things can unexpectedly become great and immeasurable.

The Incredible Story of Tippi Degre, a Real Life Mowgli

Mowgli has always been one of the most-loved characters from children’s literature. I loved the Jungle Book cartoon movie when I was a kid and I must say it is a favorite even today. So when I heard about this real-life Mowgli character, I was fascinated.

   Folklore and fairy-tales always mention that wild animals do not hurt the young ones of any species. But that theory has not exactly been tested out in the real world, and there have been cases where babies were reportedly killed by man-eating lions or tigers. But that’s what makes Tippi Degre’s story that more special. Now 23 years old, Tippi is the only child of French wildlife photographer parents, Alain Degre and Sylvie Robert. Her parents’profession and their work in Africa made the young girl’s childhood unique, giving her the opportunity to interact with wild animals in incredible ways. She was named after actress Tippi Hedren, who is said to have kept fully-grown lions as pets in her home, and little Tippi was no different from her namesake, demonstrating early on the ability to form unusual bonds with the creatures of the wild.

   According to Tippi’s mother Sylvia, “It was magical to be able to be free in this nature with this child. She was a very lucky little girl – she was born and raised until the age of 10 totally in the wild. It was just the three of us living in the wild with the animals and not too many humans. She was in the mindset of these animals. She believed the animals were her size and her friends. She was using her imagination to live in these different conditions.” Indeed she was, and it is so endearing to look at pictures of little Tippi with the animals. She doesn’t look very different from Mowgli with her unruly mop of hair, dressed in underwear, and sporting a slightly protruding belly. She looks completely at ease in the animal world. One of the cutest pictures is of her hugging a bullfrog like a normal 6-year-old might hug a teddy bear. It’s a different matter that she seems to have the frog in a death grip and the poor creature looks quite uncomfortable. In other pictures, Tippi can be seen sitting on elephants, kissing reptiles, standing on one foot on top of a crocodile, having her hand licked by a cheetah, and proudly tossing her head as she rides an ostrich. Her childhood friends were a rather motley crow – a leopard named J&B, an elephant, crocodiles, lion cubs, giraffes, meerkats, an ostrich, a mongoose, a cheetah, a snake, a zebra, a few chameleons and some giant bullfrogs.

   It’s very surprising that animals otherwise considered extremely dangerous were able to accept little Tippi and include her as one of their own. Her parents say they used to be very gentle with her always making sure they didn’t hurt her. Especially Linda the ostrich, who was supposedly so afraid of hurting the girl that Tippi’s parents rarely got a chance to capture them riding together. Linda wouldn’t move at all with Tippi sitting on her, afraid she might cause the child to fall. About her daughter’s relationship with Abu the elephant, mother Sylvie says: “She had no fear. She did not realize she was not the same size as Abu. She would look into his eyes and speak to him.” But it’s not just the animals that Tippi got along with so well. Growing up among the native tribes people of Namibia, she was taken under their wing and taught all sorts of survival techniques of the wild. She could speak their language, hunt and knew how to feed herself with roots and berries.

   Tippi lived in the wild for the first 10 years of her life, after which her parents took her back to their home country, France. She was sent to a French state school, and was a local celebrity. But things did not go very well for her in the city; she did not take too well to civilized life, as her parents had hoped. School was difficult since she had almost nothing in common with the other children in Paris. She went to school for only two years, after which her parents took to homeschooling her. But her upbringing ensured that she has remained a unique human being for life. The 23-year old went on to study cinema, supervised the well-being and treatment of tigers for a popular international game show in France, and wrote a book called Tippi of Africa, which became a bestseller. Very little is known about her life today. Last we heard she wanted to get a Namibian passport because she always believed she was African. Rumor has it she may have gone back to Africa to resume her friendship with the wild.

 

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Tippi’s story and her pictures are so profound that you’d want to keep looking at them forever . Who wouldn’t want to have had such an amazing childhood?

Amazing documentary: Le Monde selon Tippi 1997

 

TROPICAL CYCLONE, BEJISA Current Status

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Real-time Bejisa tracking: http://tropic.ssec.wisc.edu/real-time/indian/storm/movies/MOV8-4.06S.GIF

TROPICAL CYCLONE 06S (BEJISA) WARNING NR 010
01 ACTIVE TROPICAL CYCLONE IN SOUTHIO
MAX SUSTAINED WINDS BASED ON ONE-MINUTE AVERAGE

DISSIPATING AS A SIGNIFICANT TROPICAL CYCLONE OVER WATER

WARNING POSITION:
021800Z — NEAR 21.9S 55.2E
MOVEMENT PAST SIX HOURS – 150 DEGREES AT 07 KTS
POSITION ACCURATE TO WITHIN 035 NM
POSITION BASED ON CENTER LOCATED BY SATELLITE
PRESENT WIND DISTRIBUTION:
MAX SUSTAINED WINDS – 090 KT, GUSTS 110 KT

TROPICAL CYCLONE 06S (BEJISA), LOCATED APPROXIMATELY 84 NM SOUTH OF ST DENIS, LA REUNION, HAS TRACKED SOUTH-SOUTH-EASTWARD AT 07 KNOTS OVER THE PAST SIX HOURS.

Mauritius:
No cyclone warning is in power in Mauritius

Reunion island:
Reunion is in safeguard alert. Reunion is on vigilance for heavy rain, strong winds and high waves. Tropical Cyclone BEJISA was located Friday, January 3, 2014 at 7 am in the 125 km South-East of Reunion.

For the last 6 hours, Infra-red satellite imagery show that BEJISA has clearly de-structured. The system has slightly degraded as convection has shallowed and the eye has become ragged ans partially cloud filled. .The North-western part of the system is dislocated. 1800Z CIMSS DATA suggest a strengthening westerly wind-shear (280/19 KT). DVORAK signature has dropped at 4.0 (Averaged on 3 hours).

Within the next six hours, BEJISA should continue to move a south south-eastward track under the steering influence of the mid- tropospheric ridge existing in its north east. From today afternoon, BSJISA should under the steering influence of the subtropical high pressures in the low and mid layers and re-curve southward then south-westward.

On this forecast track, the system could keep on undergoing the westerly to the north-westerly upper level wind-shear ahead of an upper tropospheric arriving from the south-west. This wind-shear will be more efficient due the change of direction on the track. On Saturday, the system may stay located temporarily under the axis of the upper level trough, and then the weakening may be less rapid. This weakening should be again more rapid Sunday with the strengthening north-westerly vertical wind-shear. The system should begin its extra-tropicalisation Saturday and fill up Tuesday far in the south of Madagascar.

 

TROPICAL CYCLONE BEJISA Land Hazards, Reunion island, Mauritius

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Link to real time BEJISA Satellite Loop
http://tropic.ssec.wisc.edu/real-time/indian/storm/movies/MOV8-4.06S.GIF

Mauritius: A cyclone warning Class II is in force in Mauritius.

Reunion island: Red Alert.

Forecast for this afternoon Tropical Cyclone BEJISA 966 hPa is positioned at 20.8S and 54.5E 80 km South-West of Reunion, it moves to the South-East at 15 km/h. Cyclonic weather conditions generalized all over Reunion island with heavy rains sometimes accompanied by thunderstorms. Wind exceeds 150 km/h gusting especially on the west facade and can exceed 200 km/h on the high. Heavy seas on the west and north coasts with risks of flooding. No waiting lull this afternoon. It was noted: 151 km/h in Petite France, 130 km/h gusts to Port, 138 km/h in Plaine des Cafres. From 13h today to 13h yesterday 441mm at La Plaine des chicots, 610mm at La Nouvelle, 693mm at Commerson, 167mm at La Pointe du Goufre, 131mm at Saint Benoit, 126mm at Saint Joseph, 72mm in the Port. Waves measuring 4.3m average and 7.4m maximum at the East Port.

01 ACTIVE TROPICAL CYCLONE IN SOUTHIO
   MAX SUSTAINED WINDS BASED ON ONE-MINUTE AVERAGE
   WIND RADII VALID OVER OPEN WATER ONLY
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   WARNING POSITION:
   020600Z --- NEAR 20.4S 54.3E
     MOVEMENT PAST SIX HOURS - 155 DEGREES AT 07 KTS
     POSITION ACCURATE TO WITHIN 020 NM
     POSITION BASED ON CENTER LOCATED BY A COMBINATION OF 
     SATELLITE AND RADAR
   PRESENT WIND DISTRIBUTION:
   MAX SUSTAINED WINDS - 110 KT, GUSTS 135 KT

The eye is again visible on infra-red satellite imagery, but last micro-waves data (SSMIS 0138Z) show an open eye in the north quadrant, induced by the north-westerly increasing wind shear (300AO/14KT according to the CIMSS).

BEJISA is moving south-south-eastward under the steering influence of the mid-tropospheric ridge existing in its north east. Today morning, this mid-tropospheric ridge should shift to the north of BEJISA. So the system should go on a south-eastward track and it is expected to track towards Reunion island with a closest point of approach at the ending afternoon. From tomorrow, BEJISA should undergo the steering influence of the high pressure in the low and mid layers and should recurved southward the south-westward.

On this forecasted track the system could keep on undergoing the moderate north-westerly upper level wind shear ahead of an upper tropospheric trough located south-east of Madagascar, on Friday. On Saturday, the system may stay located under the axis of the upper level trough and then the weakening may temporally make a pause, then resume more clearly on Sunday with the strengthening westerly vertical wind shear.

For Mauritius cyclonic weather conditions will be mostly felt on the north-west west and south-west facade of the island affecting mostly the south south-west part of the island. Heavy rainfall will be registered on the island in general and flooding might be of actuality. The West coast will be rough with waves of 4 to 6 meters.

Tropical cyclone BEJISA, land hazard, Cyclone Update !

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Link to real time BEJISA Satellite Loop
http://tropic.ssec.wisc.edu/real-time/indian/storm/movies/MOV8-4.06S.GIF

TROPICAL CYCLONE 06S (BEJISA) WARNING NR 007    
   01 ACTIVE TROPICAL CYCLONE IN SOUTHIO
   MAX SUSTAINED WINDS BASED ON ONE-MINUTE AVERAGE
   WIND RADII VALID OVER OPEN WATER ONLY
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   WARNING POSITION:
   010600Z --- NEAR 17.1S 53.3E
     MOVEMENT PAST SIX HOURS - 185 DEGREES AT 10 KTS
     POSITION ACCURATE TO WITHIN 020 NM
     POSITION BASED ON EYE FIXED BY SATELLITE
   PRESENT WIND DISTRIBUTION:
   MAX SUSTAINED WINDS - 090 KT, GUSTS 110 KT
   WIND RADII VALID OVER OPEN WATER ONLY

Tropical Cyclone (TC) 06S (BEJISA), located approximately 233 NM
North-Northwest of ST Denis, La Reunion, has tracked southward at 10 knots over the past six hours. Animated multi spectral satellite imagery (MSI) shows the TC 06S has completed an eyewall replacement circle (ERC) as deep convection has started to re-build around a newly re-formed 15NM ragged eye in the past six hours.
SSMIS 91 GHZ Microwave image reveals deep convection building along the eastern semi-circle of the eyewall, also signalling the completion of the ERC. The current position is based on the ragged eye feature seen in the MSI and Infra-red Satellite Loops. The initial intensity of 90 knots is based on DVORAK Intensity estimates that range from 90 to 102 knots and is consistent with the system’s current structure. Upper level analysis indicates the system in a favourable environment as vertical wind shear (VWS) remains low (10-15 knots) and strong poleward outflow continues. TC 06S Bejisa is currently tracking southward under the influence of the subtropical ridge (STR) that is positioned to the east of the system. In the next day, an approaching trough is expected to weaken the STR which will deflect TC 06S (BEJISA) to the southeast through TAU 48 (Time 48 hours after the present time of the forecast). After TAU 48, the trough is forecast to propagate east which will allow another subtropical ridge to quickly build in to the south of the system and produce a southwest-ward track change. Due to te completion of the ERC, TTAU 48, the trough is forecast to propagate east which will allow another subtropical ridge to quickly build in to the south of the system and produce a southwest-ward track change. Due to the completion of the ERC, TC Bejisa is now expected to re-intensify to a peak of 105 knots by TAU 24 as favourable environmental conditions.

After which, cooling sea surface temperatures (SSTS) and increasing VWS will start to graduallyweaken the system with more rapid weakening expected TAU 48 due to cold SSTS (<26 degrees celsius) and further increasing VWS associated with the westerlies. Just after TAU 96, TC BEJISA will begin to encounter a weak baroclinic zone which will induce extra-tropical transistion by TAU 120. With the continued exception of EGRR, MODEL GUIDANCE is in good agreement with the forecast track through TAU 72; However, guidance diverges in the TAUS due to uncertainties in the track speed ans timing of the southwest-ward turn. Overall, dur to the transitioning steering influences throughout the forecast, low confidence remains in the JWC TRACK FORECAST, which is positioned close to a multi-model consensus. Maximum significant wave height at 35 feet.

It is now very likely that the system will still be significantly strong as it will approach, Reunion island. On the other hand, a closer transit or a direct impact on the island is not excluded at this time. All pending on the timing and the degree of the recurvature in the southeast-wards turn. As for Mauritius, cyclonic weather conditions might mostly be felt in the southwest part of the island with rainfall on mostly the higher lands.

Mauritius a cyclone warning class two is maintained and for Reunion island, orange alert !Inhabitants from Reunion island are invited to closely monitor the progress of this dangerous system.