Police Launch Appeal To Help Solve 30 Year Old Murder Case Of Inga Maria…

first_imgINGA MARIA HAUSER AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInDetectives from the Police Service of Northern Ireland’s Serious Crime Branch have today travelled to Dumfries and Galloway in South West Scotland to appeal for information about an unsolved 30 year old murder.It is part of a two-week operation to mark the anniversary of the death of German backpacker Inga Maria Hauser whose body was found in a remote forest in Northern Ireland.Investigators believe that communities in Scotland may hold vital information in relation to Inga Maria’s movements during her two day visit to the country before she embarked on the Stranraer to Larne ferry on April 6, 1988.The 18-year-old’s body was discovered in a remote part of Ballypatrick Forest on the outskirts of Ballycastle, on April 20, 1988. Police believe that Inga Maria died shortly after she arrived in Northern Ireland and that she was subjected to a vicious and ruthless assault.The officer in charge of the investigation, Detective Chief Superintendent Raymond Murray, said: “On the 30th anniversary of Inga Maria’s murder, police are launching this operation spanning Northern Ireland and Scotland during which we will be following a number of specific lines of enquiries.“We will be making a number of appeals for information as well as placing posters with Inga Maria’s photograph at various crucial locations and releasing new information into the public domain.“We hope this sustained approach will help jog people’s memories and encourage anyone who knows anything about the murder to come forward to police.“Today I am making a specific appeal to people who may have had contact with Inga Maria before she made the fateful journey to Northern Ireland.“We already know Inga Maria’s movements during her journey around England from London to Bath and onto Liverpool, however we need to know more about what she did and who she met while in Scotland. From her diary and notebook entries we know she left Liverpool, travelled to Preston and then on to Inverness.“She was excited about coming to Northern Ireland as she wrote a postcard to her friend in Germany saying ‘My journey through England is wonderful – I’d rather not comeback. The day after tomorrow – it’s on to Ireland – which pleases me most of all.“On her last day alive – April 6 we know from her diary entries she travels by train from Inverness to Glasgow and then onto Stranraer before boarding the Sealink Galloway Princess to Larne at 7pm. Her notebook entries read: ‘Morning has broken in Scotland. Breakfast in Inverness. Nice town. Have to see the Loch Ness monster one day. Going to Glasgow now. Snowy mountains and wild landscape. Scotland is beautiful.’“To date investigators have been able to gain only limited information about her activities in Scotland including those she met or had contact with.“My appeal today is to anyone in Scotland who would have come into contact with Inga Maria, or who saw her during her time in the country or on the various train journeys from London to Inverness, Inverness to Glasgow and from Glasgow to Stranraer to contact police.“I appreciate a lot of time has passed but we need to know places Inga Maria visited. We know she cashed travellers’ cheques in Inverness but that is all.“She will have stood out from the crowd with her German accent and distinctive style of clothing – she was wearing baseball boots and a long, flowing skirt possibly multi-coloured, a jacket, possibly denim with a large blue rucksack. On top of this rucksack was a smaller bag with distinctive USAF badge.“According to her diary and notebook entries she was excited about her trip to Northern Ireland and it is a fair assumption that she would most likely have chatted to passengers on the train or ferry asking questions about where to visit in Northern Ireland or where she could stay.“Inga Maria’s friends and family describe her as an open, friendly, popular person, who was comfortable socialising with people of all ages, and from all backgrounds, and had a keen interest in meeting new people.“Her last notebook entry on April 6 reads: ‘Went from Glasgow to Ayr and from there to Stranraer to get over to Ireland. Saw the sea. Beautiful and mysterious. Wonder where I stay tonight. Need more money.’“Sadly, Inga’s final resting place in Northern Ireland was in Ballypatrick Forest.“We still believe we are extremely close to progressing criminal justice action against Inga Maria’s killer or killers. “One strand of this operation is to identify the man whose DNA was found at the crime scene. A previous DNA screening process was one of the largest ever conducted and involved many hundreds of people, throughout the UK.“As time evolves so does DNA science so we have carried out further familial DNA screening and are keeping an open mind about where this will lead the investigation.”The murder investigation has received a lot of attention over the years from PSNI.Detective Chief Superintendent Murray believes anyone with information about who killed Inga Maria owes it her family to come forward so they can have closure after 30 years.“Inga Maria’s family deserve to know what happened. Her father died not knowing who killed his daughter and her mother has been ill for many years. The family have been tortured by her murder and we have been in close contact with Inga’s heartbroken sister in the run up to this anniversary. Do the decent thing for Inga’s sister and mother.“After 30 years it’s not too late to tell us what you know by calling the detectives in Maydown, Northern Ireland, on 02871379783.”last_img read more

Rowley to be sworn in on Wednesday

first_imgNewsPoliticsRegional Rowley to be sworn in on Wednesday by: Caribbean Media Corporation – September 8, 2015 54 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Share Sharecenter_img Share Tweet Political Leader of the Peoples National Movement (PNM) Dr Keith Rowley speaking with members of the media after voting at the International School in Westmoorings on Monday, September 7, 2015. (Photo: Trinidad Express)PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – Dr Keith Rowley will be sworn in as the sixth prime minister of Trinidad and Tobago on Wednesday following his People’s National Movement (PNM) victory in the general election on Monday.Rowley, 66, will take the oath of office before President Anthony Carmona at a ceremony to be held at Queen’s Hall at 1.30 pm (local time).Rowley, who met with President Carmona on Tuesday, said that the Attorney General will be an elected Member of Parliament.The PNM won 23 of the 41 seats contested on Monday, defeating the coalition People’s Partnership government of Prime Minister Kamla Persad Bissessar.The Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce in a congratulatory message said it was looking “forward to forging successful links and collaborating with this newly-installed administration, by ensuring, in the main, that the interests of the business community are served in a manner that benefits our valued members and the country as a whole.“We urge Dr Rowley and his new administration to be proactive in placing critical issues on the national policy agenda, early in its tenure. In fact, all officials, elected or appointed to represent our people in the next Parliament, must do their respectful part in re-focusing all efforts on key matters of national interest and working for the common good of our country.”The private sector group said that global indicators suggest that challenging times lie ahead for local economy, while crime and corruption are but a few of the other concerns requiring speedy and informed attention.“We remain confident that through healthy exchanges of ideas and views among government, business, labour, academia and civil society, we can continue to secure our nation’s good standing in the future.”“The Trinidad and Tobago Chamber pledges its support for the new government, and stands ready to continue to work towards realising the growth and development of our beloved country.”Meanwhile, the newly formed Alliance of Independents (AOI) has extended congratulations to Rowley saying it has taken note of the “nationalistic tone of the acceptance speech.“The AOI supports this stance, and encourages all persons to reset their individual perspectives to focus on Trinidad and Tobago. The AOI also wishes to express its appreciation to outgoing Prime Minister, Kamla Persad Bissessar for her contribution to national development.“We urge the new Opposition to ensure that they take an active role in the country’s participatory governance, whilst providing the requisite support to the new Government where necessary, whilst also maintaining a measure of vigilance,” said the AOI, comprised mainly of disgruntled members of the Congress of the People(COP) that was once the second biggest partner in the coalition government.last_img read more

Harris to Develop First US Beyond-Visual-Line-Of-Sight Network for Drones

first_imgHarris Corporation has received a two-year grant to help develop a first-of-its-kind solution to enable beyond-visual-line-of-sight (BVLOS) operations for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). Representatives from Harris and the University of North Dakota announced a partnership agreement to create the first UAS network in the nation to provide a full range of aviation-grade services for safe and efficient UAS BVLOS operations.Harris will partner with the University of North Dakota and the Northern Plains UAS Test Site to develop the network infrastructure system under a Research grant awarded by the North Dakota Centers of Excellence Commission. The grant includes the development of aviation-grade network services specifically for UAS operations. It is a continuation of a previous grant that included development and a risk and safety assessment of UAS detect-and-avoid technology. The UAS BVLOS network will be developed within the Grand Forks-to-Fargo corridor.Harris is working to create regional infrastructure that is scalable to the whole state of North Dakota, and eventually to the entire U.S. Developing this high-performance networked infrastructure will help accelerate regulatory approval of BVLOS UAS operations. It is looking to partner with end users, such as railroads and electric utility companies in the area, to create UAS test scenarios. As the project continues, Harris expects to test new scenarios including railway inspection, roadway inspection, transmission line inspection, precision agriculture, public safety and emergency services, expanded flight operations, and more.Harris conducted a UAS flight demonstration during Harris’ Tech Expo which was held from February 27 to March 3 in Melbourne.last_img read more

Baicells Selects Keysight 5G UE Emulation Solution to Validate Base Station Performance

first_imgAccording to Keysight Technologies’ latest announcement, Baicells, a cloud-based 4G & 5G OpenRAN solution provider, has selected it’s 5G User Equipment (UE) emulations solutions to effectively validate the performance of base stations under a range of real-world scenarios and across the full 5G protocol stack.Baicells will use Keysight’s suite of 5G user equipment emulation (UEE) solutions to validate the performance of 5G radio access and core network functionalities across different radio and optical interfaces. Keysight’s 5G test platforms enable network infrastructure providers in the process of adopting virtualized radio access network (vRAN) architecture and open RAN (O-RAN) standard interfaces to cost-effectively address a diverse set of use cases.According to Giampaolo Tardioli, Vice President and General Manager of Keysight’s network access test solutions, Baicells selected Keysight’s scalable and flexible 5G test platforms to support a market transitioning towards an open, flexible and disaggregated network architecture. Keysight’s integrated portfolio of solutions, from the edge of the RAN to the core of the network, for end-to-end performance validation of any 5G network element, enables Baicells to support a small cells infrastructure market predicted by MarketandMarkets to account for forty-three percent of the total RAN market by 2023.Keysight’s 5G UEE test platforms enable providers of micro, macro and small cell base stations access to insights across multiple domains, including 5G, IoT, security and virtualized RAN architecture. They also deliver real-world scenarios for protocol and load testing using integrated sophisticated channel emulation capabilities to allow users to verify the performance of a RAN deployed in a complex radio environment. Users can address specifications set by both and O-RAN standards organizations. According to Kristy Chen, Vice President of Product Marketing at Baicells, Keysight’s solutions enable Baicells to offer high-performing OpenRAN solutions that will meet the coverage and data rates mobile operators need to deliver a wide range of 5G and multi-RAN services.Click here to learn more about Keysight 5G Solutions.last_img read more

Report: Bogut To Chat with Cavs, Spurs and More Before Choosing a New Team

first_imgThe Cavs and Andrew Bogut seem like a match, but it’s not a done deal just yet, and word from ESPN’s Marc Stein is he’s going to chat with a couple teams before making that final decision. Andrew Bogut is expected to hold talks with Cleveland, San Antonio, Houston and Boston before choosing his next team, league sources say.— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) February 27, 2017It’s been reported all over the place that Cleveland is where Bogut wants to play, but he’s likely making sure to check all his options before making that final decision.The forward and center appeared in 26 games this season for Dallas, putting in three points per game, eight rebounds and 1.9 assists. Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE. Related TopicsAndrew BogutCavsCelticsRocketscenter_img Matt Loedelast_img read more

Isla Blanca RV park reservations to begin Jan. 15

first_imgBy DINA ARÉVALOPort Isabel-South Padre Presseditor@portisabelsouthpadre.comBeginning Jan. 15, the Cameron County Parks Department will begin accepting reservations for the 2018 summer season at the Isla Blanca RV Park. Park goers will only be able to rent a spot at the popular park for a maximum of three months.The news comes after the Cameron County Commissioners’ Court approved the new reservation guidelines during a meeting last month, on Dec. 12. The changes are part of an effort by the Court to give more people an opportunity to make use of the RV park and dissuade people from maintaining control of a particular spot for extended periods of time.“What I’m trying to make sure is (we) avoid the problem that we had for decades where you had individuals who had a monopoly on a particular space and it didn’t allow other families the opportunity to utilize Isla Blanca,” County Judge Eddie Trevino, Jr. said during the meeting.The county judge asked how the new rules for reserving a spot at the park would prevent people from simply signing up repeatedly to reserve the same spot for consecutive three month increments.“They might not get the same spot the following year,” Parks Director Joe. E. Vega replied.Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here. Share RelatedLocal attorney challenges county park accessibility after surfers ticketedBy Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Local surfers and their attorney are questioning their recent citations for surfing at Isla Blanca Park after noting several RVs were still renting inside the Cameron County beach park.  Stuart Diamond, an attorney on South Padre Island, is representing 13 people who were ticketed by Cameron…September 4, 2020In “News”Changing tides: As COVID-19 positivity rates decrease, county beaches reopenBy Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Cameron County beach accesses and beach parks reopened this past Tuesday, as Texas sees its COVID-19 positivity rate dipping below 10 percent for the first time since late June.  On Sept. 8, families and anglers came to the reopened Isla Blanca park, distancing themselves from others…September 11, 2020In “News”Cameron County honoring state order to “reopen” Texas on Friday      By Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Cameron County’s shelter-in-place order, first enacted on March 25, and the 12:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. curfew, will effectively end today, Friday, May 1, in response to Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s executive orders to “reopen” the state. Cameron County Judge Eddie Treviño, Jr.…May 1, 2020In “News”last_img read more

Dipandang Tak Manusiawi, Kereta Sapu Jagad Kini Tinggal Kenangan

first_imgRailway Enthusiast Digest Kereta ini memang special, pasalnya hanya dihadirkan pada saat-saat tertentu. Ya, kereta Sapu Jagad merupakan kereta tambahan bagi para penumpang yang tidak kebagian tiket kereta reguler. KA Sapu Jagad umumnya hadir menggunakan gerbong kereta barang dan tanpa tempat duduk didalamnya. Dan nama Sapu Jagad sejak beberapa dekade telah melekat pada angkutan pemudik Lebaran di Pulau Jawa.Sayangnya, karena manajemen tiket tidak jelas untuk tempat duduk, kareba yang dipakai adalah gerbong barang, banyak penumpang yang akhirnya berdesak-desakan. Ini menimbulkan banyak pertentangan, mengingat yang di angkut dalam kereta adalah manusia, bukan barang ataupun binatang. Apalagi setiap gerbong kereta sapu jagad bisa berisi 100-125 penumpang. Anda pasti bisa membayangkan seperti apa isi kereta sapu jagad ini.Seiring reformasi perkeretaapian di Indonesia, sejak tahun 2009 PT KAI mulai meniadakan kereta sapu jagad. Kereta ini (sapu jagad) terakhir terlihat dan beroperasi tahun 2009 dengan alasan kemanusiaan, keselamatan dan keamanan dalam perjalanan. Sehingga KAI menerapkan satu kursi satu tiket seperti sekarang.Railway Enthusiast Digest Pertengahan tahun 2016 lalu, tepatnya sebelum lebaran, Komisi V DPR RI meminta PT Kereta Api Indonesia (KAI) untuk menyediakan kereta sapu jagad saat mudik lebaran. Pemikiran adanya kereta sapu jagad ini karena antusias masyarakat yang mudik menggunakan kereta api selalu meningkat dari tahun ke tahun.Dilansir dari Kompas.com (21/6/2017), Direktur Utama PT KAI Edi Sukmoro mengatakan, KAI sudah memiliki sistem ticketing, dimana konsep kereta sapu jagad tidak lagi memungkinkan untuk diterapkan saat ini. “Ada nomor bangku, sekarang enggak bisa lagi sebab orang masuk stasiun kan harus boarding,” ujarnya.Menurut Edi, daripada menyediakan kereta sapu jagad, lebih baik membuat kereta tambahan untuk mengangkut penumpang, dan kapasitas kereta mengangkut pemudik bisa lebih banyak. “Kalau memang 5,3 juta kapasitas terpenuhi ya sudah silahkan mencari moda lain demi keselamatan. Kalau mau penumpangnya ditambah yang beliin kereta dong,” kata Edi.Tak adanya persetujuan pengaktifan kereta Sapu Jagad juga disampaikan oleh Menteri Perhubungan saat itu Ignasius Jonan. Sebab, menurutnya hal ini sangat bertentangan dengan aspek keselamatan dan komitmen pelayanan PT KAI.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedSudah Berbenah Menjadi Nyaman, Tapi Masih Rindu dengan Kereta Api Masa Lalu?05/08/2019In “Darat”Kereta Pustaka Indonesia – Cerdaskan Bangsa di Usianya yang Senja11/06/2018In “Darat”KA Bima Ternyata Gunakan Rangkaian “Sleeper Train” Buatan Jerman Timur23/07/2019In “Destinasi”last_img read more

Couple Reported Missing From Denali Campsite on Friday Found Dead

first_imgFacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享A man and woman who were reported missing on Friday, July 3, were found dead in a trailer near the Denali Highway on Sunday, July 5. After no communication was given back to the agencies, entry was made into the trailer and both individuals were found deceased inside. Initial investigation by Alaska State Trooper officers found evidence suggesting an altercation “involving gunfire associated with their vehicle and camper trailer.” The Northern Special Emergency Reaction Team and Southcentral SERT members responded to the scene. The victims, who have not been named, are en route to the State Medical Examiner’s Office for positive identification. A report that the couple was missing from their campsite near mile 79 of the Denali Highway came in at 9:15 pm on Friday. Law enforcement agencies established a perimeter and attempted to communicate with anyone inside. On Sunday Alaska State Troopers hear noises coming from a run down trailer in the area and found evidence of the missing couple outside of it. The investigation is ongoing as troopers and the Alaska Bureau of Investigation are continuing to gather information at the scene to determine the circumstances surrounding the deaths. The Alaska Bureau of Investigation took over the case. Alaska State Trooper aircraft and Wilderness Search and Rescue volunteers began an extensive search of the area.last_img read more

Rohit, Rahul hundreds crush Windies – India level ODI ­series 1-1 ahead of Sunday’s decider

first_imgVISAKHAPATNAM, India, (CMC): In-form Shai Hope and Nicholas Pooran carved out contrasting half-centuries, but Kuldeep Yadav’s dramatic hat-trick crippled West Indies’ run chase and propelled India to a series-levelling 107-run victory in the second One-Day International here yesterday. Chasing a mammoth 388 at the ACA-VDCA Stadium after openers Rohit Sharma (159) and KL Rahul (102) slammed scintillating hundreds, West Indies were challenging at 192 for three in the 30th over and creating some worry in the Indian ranks But Kuldeep intervened with his left-arm spin to knock over Hope, Jason Holder (11), and Alzarri Joseph (0) in successive deliveries in the 33rd over as West Indies lost their last seven wickets for 88 runs to be all out for 280 in the 44th. Hope stroked a top score of 78 off 85 deliveries while Pooran unleashed a breathtaking 47-ball 75, but their dismissals ended all hope of pulling off the record run chase. With the game gone, all-rounder Keemo Paul lashed a stroked-filled 46 from 40 balls in an attempt to take some of the shine off India’s convincing win. Kuldeep finished with three for 52 while seamer Mohammed Shami picked up three for 39, including the key wickets of Pooran and captain Kieron Pollard (0) off successive deliveries in the 30th over. The victory saw India avoid a series defeat to West Indies and turn Sunday’s final game in Cuttack into a series decider. Sent in, India flourished through Rohit and Rahul, the pair posting an astonishing 227 at the top of the order – a record first-wicket stand for the hosts against West Indies. Rohit, a deserving Man-of-the-Match, crunched 17 fours and five sixes in a knock lasting 138 balls while Rahul chipped in with eight fours and three sixes off 104 deliveries. Rahul, though, was first to his 50 off 46 balls in the 16th over and Rohit followed in the 22nd over, bringing up his landmark off 67 balls by pulling seamer Paul to the square boundary. Capitalising on a dropped chance on 70, Rohit raced to his 28th ODI hundred off 107 balls in the 34th over, and Rohit joined him three overs later, reaching his fifth one-day century off 103 balls. The stand ended when Rahul was taken at third man off pacer Alzarri Joseph off the final ball of the same over, and the Caribbean side struck again in the next over, the 38th, when Pollard removed his opposite number, Virat Kohli, for a first-ball ‘duck’. However, Shreyas Iyer, who slammed 53 from 32 deliveries, then put on a further 60 for the third wicket with Rohit and 73 for the fourth wicket with Pant (39) to get India up to their second highest-ever total against West Indies and ninth highest total overall. SCOREBOARD INDIA Rohit Sharma c wkp Hope b Cottrell 159 KL Rahul c Chase b Joseph 102 *V Kohli c Chase b Pollard 0 S Iyer c wkp Hope b Cottrell 53 +R Pant c Pooran b Paul 39 K Jadhav not out 16 R Jadeja not out 0 Extras (b1, lb3, nb1, w13) 18 TOTAL (5 wkts, 50 overs) 387 Did not bat: D Chahar, Mohammed Shami, S Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav Fall of wickets: 1-227 (Rahul), 2-232 (Kohli), 3-292 (Sharma), 4-365 (Pant), 5-373 (Iyer) Bowling: Cottrell 9-0-83-2 (w2), Holder 9-0-45-0 (w1), Pierre 9-0-62-0 (w2), Paul 7-0-57-1 (w1), Joseph 9-1-68-1 (w3), Chase 5-0-48-0 (w3, nb1), Pollard 2-0-20-1 (w1) WEST INDIES E Lewis c Iyer b Thakur 30 +S Hope c Kohli b Yadav 78 S Hetmyer run out 4 R Chase b Jadeja 4 N Pooran c Kuldeep Yadav b Mohammed Shami 75 *K Pollard c wkp Pant b Mohammed Shami 0 J Holder st Pant b Kuldeep Yadav 11 K Paul b Mohammed Shami 46 A Joseph c Jadhav b Kuldeep Yadav 0 K Pierre c Kohli b Jadeja 21 S Cottrell not out 0 Extras (b1, lb2, w8) 11 TOTAL (all out, 43.3 overs) 280 Fall of wickets: 1-61 (Lewis), 2-73 (Hetmyer), 3-86 (Chase), 4-192 (Pooran), 5-192 (Pollard), 6-210 (Hope), 7-210 (Holder), 8-210 (Joseph), 9-260 (Pierre), 10-280 (Paul) Bowling: Chahar 7-1-44-0 (w2), Thakur 8-0-55-1 (w2), Shami 7.3-0-39-3 (w1), Jadeja 10-0-74-2 (w1), Yadav 10-0-52-3, Iyer 1-0-13-0 (w2). Result: India won by 107 runs. Series: Three-match series level 1-1. Man-of-the-Match: Rohit Sharma. Toss: West Indies Umpires: Anil Chaudhary, Rod Tucker; TV – Shaun Georgelast_img read more

Motu Koita canoe racing launched

first_imgCanoe Racing BY KILA NAO The newly-established Motu Koita Canoe Racing Association was officially launched at Ela Beach on Saturday. The launch was declared by the National Captial District Governor Powes Parkop and was witnessed by the Deputy Governor and Motu Koita chairman Dadi Toka jr, including canoe owners and supporters. Parkop said it was a wonderful initiative taken by the chairman to revive and honor the Motu Koita tradition. “As we will know the sea is our tradition and our life so without the sea, we won’t survive and come this far,” he said. “Sailing is very important as the Hiri tradition where all our people sail out to Erema for trading and stay there for a long time and return. “It is a fine tradition, it enables all our people to be able to sustain themselves and look after their families. “I want to congratulate all the members of this new association as you are all going to be part of this equation that ensures that this tradition stay forever. “NCDC is happy to continue to give its support to these initiatives and I thank the chairman as he has been very innovative and creative since he was elected. “We respect our people and keep our tradition because is the sea is our future and life,” said Parkop. “Sailing is a real pathway for the young people who must compete and honor our tradition we can generate an income so let’s bring water sport to our shores,” said Parkop. Parkop also witnessed the start of the 17-course canoe racing and coming out the winner at the end was Mummy Dearest followed by Prince in second placing, Hanua Mero (third), Penekovu (fourth), Somanada (fifth) and Moale took the lead at the bottom. The focus is to promote unity and instill some lost pride of sailing and is open to all the villages from Gabagaba in the east down to Manumanu in the west.last_img read more