Another valuable crime-fighting strategy

first_imgDear Editor,Carjacking is a scourge that has gripped Guyana in recent years, and those that benefit from this nefarious trade seem determined to win at all cost. At the present moment, their criminal network seems altogether secure; after all, the criminal proceeds are good, vehicles are in abundance and are easy for the taking. You just stake out your victim and violently take away what is the victim’s. It is a lucrative trade for the thieves in that they can either become instant owners of a vehicle or the illegal recipients of a hot sale. In either case, the carjackers are unjustly enriched from criminal enterprise. This practice has gone on for too long, and it is high time to bring it to an end.Recently, the Guyana Police have made some arrests wherein some key figures are now facing charges for this newest form of grand theft. Those busts by lawmen are a welcome respite to many an aggrieved vehicle owner, whose hard-earned investment was so violently taken away from him/her. They can now breathe a sigh of relief that, at least right now, their vehicles — some of them their only means of earning a living — are at least, for the moment, shielded from theft. This is a huge success story.Now, while we can pat ourselves on the shoulders for the inroads made in this carjacking ring, there is still much more ground to cover. For starters, the knowledge we now have suggests a whole new world of racketeering out there, with many twists and turns; and the sooner we can get each opening blocked, the better. Our investigations will now take us right up to the top of the chain, at the licensing office.I speak of those licensing officials, whether at the GRA or the Licensing Office. How did the carjackers get through? How did they get a clean bill of ownership? The legal aspects of certifying the vehicle for road usage must be adhered to. Important information as to how the operator got ownership of the vehicle, whether it was from a dealer or from a previous owner; what is the chassis number, among other things. Those having improper or bogus documentation, or chassis numbers that have been tampered with, must face the full weight of the law.In like manner, those corrupt officials must atone for their illegal transactions. To process stolen vehicles and make them appear to be legal is a crime, and the GPF needs to charge and haul all such officers before the courts. That illegal gateway where carjackers have been creating havoc in society needs to be tightly shut right now.Respectfully,Neil Adamslast_img read more

‘Imperial Presidency’: Blamo’s Missed Opportunity, Ellen’s Challenge

first_imgFormer Senator and former Internal Affairs Minister Blamo Nelson, we are sure, has a predictable response to his critics. They complain that he did not realize that Ellen was an ‘imperial President’ until he had lost his Senate seat in Grand Kru County and his job as Internal Affairs Minister.His response, we are also certain: “Better late than never.”Such a response, of course, does not mitigate (ease, diminish) the utter contempt which the Daily Observer’s online readers heaped upon him over the past week. Many argued vigorously that both as Senator and as Internal Affairs Minister, he had great opportunities to DO something about the ‘imperial’ nature of the Liberian presidency.Both positions in government, at once high profile and powerful, his critics rightly contended, were very serious opportunities missed by Blamo. As Senator, he could have persuaded the President and his legislative colleagues to push the Governance Commission’s powerful and hopeful agenda—to give serious consideration to the GC’s historic challenge—to legislate its series of recommendations for the decentralization of government and the devolution of power. We will not say that Senator Nelson DID NOTHING toward this objective. We only ask, WHAT did he do?After losing his Senate seat, Ellen gave him another posh (noble, high class) job—Internal Affairs Minister – one of the most powerful in government. That was THE GOL office from which to push decentralization. He could have mobilized the interior peoples, who comprise the nation’s powerful majority, with all their influential organizations, including the traditional societies—Poro, Sande, etc., paramount and clan chiefs – in order to bring pressure to bear on their legislators to pass some of the bills propelling the move toward the devolution of power—passing on to the people some of the President’s powers. Did Internal Affairs Minister Blamo Nelson do any of these? This, once again, spells our frustration with the so-called progressives of the 1970s. They made all those noises against the Tubman and Tolbert governments, and as soon as their (the Progressives) time came to share the power and responsibilities of government, they fell flat on their faces. Blamo Nelson was definitely one of them. As a staunch member of the Progressive Alliance of Liberia (PAL), he was closest to Baccus Matthews. They organized April 14 rice demonstration that turned into the Rice Riots; and also the March demonstration demanding the resignation of President William R. Tolbert, Jr. Both of these demos led to Tolbert’s bloody overthrow and murder, and several PAL officials were immediately ushered into top positions of government. Baccus became Foreign Minister, succeeding the executed C. Cecil Dennis Jr.; PAL’s Legal Advisor, Chea Cheapoo, became Attorney General and led hundreds of Liberians to prison, many of whom never came out alive. PAL’s Oscar Quiah became Minister of Internal Affairs. Some say Blamo Nelson became the first post-coup GSA Director General. Those in power in Liberia today must recall what they said and did in their resistance to past governments and now ask themselves: Have we done, or are we doing better now? This question points directly to Blamo Nelson’s former boss, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who was vehemently vocal against not only the Tolbert government, which she served twice as Assistant Finance Minister for Fiscal Affairs and later as Finance Minister, but also the Tubman administration and, of course, the Doe and Taylor administrations, both of which she helped remove.Before her election she chaired the Governance Reform Commission, which later became the Governance Commission. Dr. Amos Sawyer and his team of officials and consultants did an effective job in developing all the recommendations toward decentralization and the devolution of power. Everyone is wondering why it has taken President Sirleaf so long to push these through legislation. Here we are now, 10, going on to 11 years later, and she is still appointing County Superintendents, District Commissioners and City Mayors, and exposing herself to the accusation of being an ‘imperial President.’ Absolutely NO ONE expected that of her—NO! Not our beloved Ellen, who knew all the problems and pledged all the solutions to make a decisive difference to move Liberia decisively forward!Tomorrow, when she is no longer President, will she fall into the same trap as has Blamo Nelson, severely criticizing her successor for being an ‘imperial President’?We challenge her to use her remaining time in office to implement the devolution of power by legislating the GC’s many recommendations toward decentralizing the government.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

No smudges on Rogers’ rep

first_img“I can take a tool belt full of whatever and give it to some of the best pitchers in the game, and they’re not going to do the things I did in the postseason,” Rogers said Saturday in an interview with The Associated Press. “I did nothing different than any other pitcher. “I don’t feel bad about anything. I’m proud of my achievements and I don’t have any regrets.” LAKELAND, Fla. – Kenny Rogers’ sensational postseason was smudged as soon as TV cameras caught that brownish substance on his pitching hand. But almost four months later, the Detroit Tigers’ pitcher laughs at anyone who thinks he threw 23 consecutive scoreless innings last October because he was cheating. The left-hander helped the Tigers reach the World Series for the first time since 1984, but that’s where he wound up in the middle of another ruckus – Smudgegate. Cameras showed a brown substance on his left hand in the first inning of Game 2 of the World Series, and St. Louis manager Tony La Russa brought it to the umpires’ attention. Rogers’ hand was clean when he came out for the second inning, and he went on to pitch shutout ball in Detroit’s only victory of the Series. Rogers insisted then that mud, resin, spit and dirt was what everyone saw at the base of his left thumb – not pine tar or anything else illegal. La Russa didn’t buy the explanation. “Didn’t look like dirt,” he said. center_img On Friday, baseball’s playing rules committee approved changes that would eject and suspend players for intentionally defacing or discoloring a ball. Umpires have the discretion to issue only a warning if they determine a pitcher didn’t intend to alter the characteristics of a pitch. Previously, such a pitch was called a ball, a warning was issued and the violation was announced. “I don’t think that will change anything one bit,” Rogers said. “We all want grip on the ball, and we’re all going to do what it takes to do that in every climate. I think hitters want pitchers to have a grip on that baseball, too, because guys throw pretty hard and when you do lose one, it’s usually up and in.” The 42-year-old Rogers said pitchers have been forced to make changes because they’re throwing baseballs that are not made the way they used to be. “They’re totally different than they were 10 years ago, or even five years ago,” he insisted. “Baseball can say all it wants, but today’s baseballs are as hard as rocks. Players are going to make an adjustment to that so that they can compete.” A fierce competitiveness, cerebral approach and tireless work ethic have helped Rogers remain effective for a long time. He has gone from a hard-throwing pitcher to a crafty one during a career that began in 1989 with the Texas Rangers and included stops with Oakland, Minnesota and both teams in New York. The four-time all-star and five-time Gold Glove winner has a 207-139 record, including a 49-25 mark the past three years. Some snickered when Detroit gave him a $16 million, two-year contract before last season, but he and the team were validated. He put together a third consecutive season with an All-Star appearance and a Gold Glove award. After going 17-8 with a 3.84 ERA during the regular season, Rogers held the Yankees, Athletics and Cardinals without a run in October. He became the first pitcher to have three scoreless starts in one postseason since Christy Mathewson in 1905. After his first World Series start against St. Louis, Rogers was saved for a potential Game 6 – but the Cardinals clinched in five games. All year long off the field, Rogers was popular in the clubhouse, liked by fans and got along well with reporters. But just when people stopped talking about him pushing two cameramen in 2005 – a videotaped tirade that led to a suspension while he was with Texas – Rogers was at the center of another media circus. “It was just something to talk about,” he said. “Did it have any validity? Not a whole lot. I accomplished what I did with hard work, consistency and intensity.” Rogers said he enjoyed his season in Detroit more than any other year of his career, on the field with teammates and coaches, and off the field, with fans and media. He hopes to pitch for the Tigers for another year or two after his current contract expires. “There’s no place I’d rather play than here,” Rogers said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Fantasy Premier League tips: 11 bargain defenders you should sign

first_img With Ryan Fredericks leaving the Cottagers to join West Ham, ex-Middlesbrough man Christie is set to be a Premier League starter come mid-August. He’s capable going forward and could steal some cheap assists to supplement your squad from the bench. He made four for Boro before moving to Craven Cottage in January. The giant Dane, measuring in at 6ft5in, will be a real threat at set-pieces, which Mark Hughes will surely utilise well. Vestergaard is also a handy defender and will hopefully keep some clean sheets and be the replacement for Virgil van Dijk which was needed. Dejan Lovren (Liverpool) – £5million Chelsea star Cesar Azpilicueta was the top scoring Fantasy Premier League defender last term. Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool) – £5million Along with defensive partner Sean Morrison, who is also a potential bargain at £5m, the Bluebirds won’t lose too many aerial duels. Bamba also headed home four goals and could get himself a few more in the Premier League. 12 12 You need to get your defence in order if you really want to be a success in Fantasy Premier League, and there’s less than a week to go for you to perfect your team.If you don’t get the backline right and generating points then you’ll be unable maximise your potential. Kiko Femenia (Watford) – £4.5million Cyrus Christie (Fulham) – £4.5million Ricardo Pereira (Leicester City) – £5million The Reds could be set for a brilliant season with their plethora of summer signings. He now has extra protection ahead of him with Fabinho and Alisson is set to keep more clean sheets than Loris Karius, so it could be a big campaign full of points which could see him improve on the 110 he last year. Ryan Bertrand (Southampton) – £5million The Spanish star looked fine in fits and starts last season as his campaign was cut up by injuries. Now fit and ready to go he could be a nice acquisition, despite Watford’s propensity for shipping goals. The ex-Tottenham Hotspur right-back will be a brilliant threat down the flank for the Hammers and finally solve their issues in that position. Fredericks got seven assists for Fulham last-term and his electric pace will trouble plenty of defences. He will be hoping to shore things up at the back for Manuel Pellegrini too and if he does you’ll be in the points. 12 12 The England international is set to start ahead of Nathaniel Clyne for the foreseeable future, although he may be rotated a little more than last-term. He’s working on his deliveries and could improve on his one goal and two assists this season, while with Alisson signing he will get a few more clean sheets under his belt. center_img 12 12 A decent first campaign as a permanent Cherries player, Ake will be looking to improve again this campaign. Clearly able to get the odd goal, the Dutchman will be first-choice at the Vitality Stadium and should be considered as a smart but rarely used bench option. 12 Conor Coady (Wolves) – £4.5million 12 Nathan Ake (Bournemouth) – £5million 12 12 Ryan Fredericks (West Ham) – £5million The first of two Saints who could be bargains, England international Bertrand looked improved in the late stages of last season as he was shifted to a wing-back. If he can continue this under Mark Hughes he might be a smart signing. Jannik Vestergaard (Southampton) – £5million 12 12 Okay, he’s unlikely to get many goals and assists but he started 45 of his side’s 46 Championship fixtures last-term so he’s a shoo-in to play and will be perfect for your bench – unless Nuno Espirito Santo and friends decide to land a replacement before the campaign starts. Full-backs are always an excellent option with their ability to deliver crosses from wide areas but this season, especially after World Cup 2018, we’re expecting centre-backs to be even bigger threats at set-pieces.So who are the cheap as chips defenders you will want to consider? Check out our top Fantasy Premier League tips below.Sol Bamba (Cardiff City) – £4.5million The Portuguese international star is a converted winger so he can definitely add to the Foxes going forward. In his last two campaigns he’s got eight assists and four goals, while playing for Nice and then Porto. If he can get anywhere near his previous levels then he will be an excellent acquisition for both Leicester and your FPL team. last_img read more

South Africa’s new Cabinet

first_imgHer elevation marked a long road from her early career as a teacher. She spent two years working in schools in the mid-1970s before going into exile in 1976 and spending more than a decade as an ANC official in Tanzania, Kenya, Botswana and Zimbabwe. Safety and Security – Nathi Mthethwa Parliament on Thursday elected Motlanthe President of South Africa, a position he will hold until the country’s next elections in 2009. Thabo Mbeki resigned as President on Sunday after being asked to do so by the national executive committee of the African National Congress (ANC). New Deputy President Communications – Roy Padayachie Finance – Trevor Manuel Deputy ministers Correctional Services – L Jacobus Water Affairs and Forestry – Lindiwe Hendricks Social Development – Zola Skweyiya Mbete returned to South Africa in 1990 to join the ANC’s interim leadership, and was instrumental in re-establishing the party’s women’s league. She also served as ANC secretary-general from 1991 to 1993. Elected as an ANC MP in 1994, she became a key player in the constitutional assembly that drafted South Africa’s Constitution in 1996, as well as a member of the presidential panel on the country’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Health – Barbara Hogan Labour – Membathisi Mdladlana 26 September 2008 Communications – Ivy Matsepe-Casaburri Arts and Culture – Pallo Jordan Minister in the Presidency – Manto Tshabalala-Msimang Defence – Charles Nqakula Health – M Sefularo Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material Provincial and Local Government – S Shiceka She was promoted from Deputy Speaker to Speaker of Parliament in April 2004, replacing another woman, Frene Ginwala, who had held the post since 1994. Ministers who retained their positions Trade and Industry – Mandisi Mphalwa Foreign Affairs – Aziz Pahad Education – Naledi Pandor Intelligence – Siyabonga Cwele Trade and Industry – Dr RH Davies Justice and Constitutional Development – Enver Surty Defence – F Bhengu Sport and Recreation – Makhenkesi Stofile Transport – Jeff Radebecenter_img Minerals and Energy – Buyelwa Sonjica Environmental Affairs and Tourism – Rejoice Mabudafhasi Foreign Affairs – Sue van der Merwe Another three of Mbeki’s ministers were given new portfolios, with Charles Nqakula moving from safety and security to defence, to replace Mosiuoa Lekota; Brigitte Mabandla moving from justice to public enterprises, to replace Alec Erwin; and Manto Tshabalala-Msimang taking over from Essop Pahad as minister in the Presidency. Housing – Lindiwe Sisulu ANC MP Barbara Hogan takes over from Tshabalala-Msimang as South Africa’s new minister of health – a decision welcomed by civil society organisation the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), which frequently clashed with Tshabalala-Msimang over her implemenation of South Africa’s policies on HIV/Aids. Foreign Affairs – Nkosazana-Dlamini Zuma Public Enterprises – Brigitte Mabandla Home Affairs – Noziviwe Mapisa-Nqakula Trade and Industry – Elizabeth Thabethe Correctional Services – Ngconde Balfour Science and Technology – Derek Hanekom Safety and Security – Susan Shabangu Agriculture and Land Affairs – DC du Toit New ministers Eighteen ministers retained their positions under the new President, including Manuel, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma (foreign affairs), Mandisi Mphalwa (trade and industry), Buyelwa Sonjica (minerals and energy), Thoko Didiza (agriculture), Membathisi Mdladlana (labour) and Naledi Pandor (education). (See the full list below.) Public Service and Administration – R Baloyi Baleka Mbete, 58, is an experienced political operator who has worked her way up through the ranks of the African National Congress (ANC). Social Development – J Swanson-Jacobs Justice and Constitutional Development – Johnny de Lange Home Affairs – KMN Gigaba Provincial and Local Government – Nomatyala Hangana Agriculture and Land Affairs – Thoko Didiza South African President-elect Kgalema Motlanthe announced his new Cabinet on Thursday, retaining the majority of ministers who served under the previous administration – including Finance Minister Trevor Manuel – while appointing Speaker of Parliament Baleka Mbete as the country’s new Deputy President. Public Works – Dr NM Kganyago Public Works – Geoff Doidge Sport and Recreation – Gert Oosthuizen Environmental Affairs and Tourism – Marthinus van Schalkwyk Arts and Culture – NGW Botha SAinfo reporter and BuaNews Science and Technology – Mosibudi Mangenalast_img read more

BRICS ‘a voice for emerging economies’

first_img19 October 2012The BRICS grouping of influential emerging economies is not a “closed shop” but an important voice for emerging economies and developing countries globally, South African Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies told an experts’ meeting in Jakarta, Indonesia on Wednesday.The theme of the meeting was “exploring Africa: mainstreaming Indonesia’s economic diplomacy in non-traditional markets”.South Africa ‘looking to the South’Davies said that while South Africa’s relations with its traditional trading partners remained important, the country’s prospects for growth would depend increasingly “on diversifying and strengthening our economic links with these dynamic economies of the South, including Indonesia, and with Africa.“The expansion of South Africa’s trade and direct investment with the countries of the South, notably the BRIC countries, continues apace, with China and India at the forefront,” Davies said.“Aggravated by the Eurozone crisis and demand contraction in Europe, the share of the European Union in South Africa’s total trade has declined from 36% in 2005 to 26.5% in 2011. By contrast, the share of the BRIC countries in South Africa’s total trade has increased from 10% in 2005 to 18.6% in 2011.”Davies said the BRICS countries – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa -had a shared interest in pushing for the reform of multilateral institutions for global governance, in order to give developing countries a bigger voice in these institutions.“In particular, we have strengthened coordination in the World Trade Organisation’s Doha Round to defend and champion a development outcome, as well as in forums such as the G20 where trade and investment issues arise.”Supporting Africa’s development agendaDavies said South Africa had a direct interest in extending BRICS cooperation to support Africa’s development agenda, particularly by “increasing financial aid to build infrastructure and industrial capacity, and increasing imports of value-added manufactured products from the continent.“The abundant natural resources of Africa, the growing consumer power of Africa’s emerging middle class, and high growth rates offer an opportunity to build a more sustainable and mutually beneficial relationship with Africa in the next decades.”On Tuesday, Davies co-chaired the second meeting of the South Africa-Indonesia Joint Trade Committee, during which the two countries agreed to step up their interactions in order to increase trade.Indonesia is the largest economy in South-east Asia, with gross domestic product (GDP) of around US$1-trillion.According to the Department of Trade and Industry, trade between South Africa and Indonesia grew between 2007 and 2011, with SA ranking 23rd as a destination for Indonesian exports, and Indonesia ranking 26th for imports from SA.South Africa’s exports to Indonesia “mainly consist of raw materials, and there is a need to diversify them to include value-added products,” the DTI said in a statement on Tuesday.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Geocaching in the languages of love

first_imgFrench, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, and Japanese are considered five of the most romantic languages in the world. Whether you’re solving puzzle caches by candlelight or rowing to a T5 geocache on a lake, embrace the romance of the season and impress your sweetheart with geocaching phrases in each of the love languages.Would you like to go geocaching with me?    French: Ca te dirait d’aller géocacher avec moi ?    Italian: Vorresti venire a fare geocaching con me?    Portuguese: Queres ir fazer geocaching comigo?    Spanish: ¿Me concedes este caché?    Japanese: 一緒にジオキャッシングに行かない? (Issho ni jiokyasshingu ni ikanai?)The smiley that matters most to me is yours.    French: Le smiley qui compte le plus à mes yeux c’est ton sourire.    Italian: Lo smiley più importante per me è il tuo sorriso.    Portuguese: O smiley que mais me fascina é o teu.    Spanish: La sonrisa que más me importa es la tuya.    Japanese: あなたの笑顔がいちばん素敵 (Anatanoegao ga ichiban suteki)I would search the whole world to find you.    French: Je chercherais dans le monde entier pour te trouver.    Italian: Cercherei ovunque nel mondo per trovarti.    Portuguese: Eu procuraria o mundo inteiro para te encontrar.    Spanish: Buscaría por todo el mundo para encontrarte.    Japanese: 世界中を探してあなたを見つけるよ。(Sekaijū o sagashite anata o mitsukeru yo)These are just a few of the world’s most romantic languages. In reality, any language can be romantic with the right words!So what are you waiting for? Start perfecting these sayings and be sure to check out these 11 Romantic Geocache Locations to get inspired for your next geocaching outing!Still looking for a little something for your sweetheart? See our favorite Valentine’s Day gifts at Shop Geocaching or our international retailers.Hier kannst Du den Artikel auf Deutsch lesen.Lire cet article en français.Lee este artículo en español. Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedLe géocaching dans les langues de l’amourFebruary 13, 2017In “Français”Geocaching in der Sprache der LiebeFebruary 13, 2017In “Deutsch”Geocaching en las lenguas del amorFebruary 13, 2017In “Español”last_img read more

Will Giants’ Streak Save Coughlin?

first_imgEAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Winning two games in a row late in the season has not shed any light on whether Tom Coughlin will be returning as coach of the New York Giants.The 68-year-old Coughlin said Dec. 15 that he has not had talks with management about his future, saying it will be dealt with at the appropriate time.Coughlin’s focus for now is trying to make sure the Giants (5-9) finish the regular season well. They are on the road to face the Rams this weekend and finish at home against the Philadelphia Eagles.“You always want to be on a positive note,” Coughlin said. “You would like everything to be with the arrow going up. We have talked an awful lot about improvement and ascending and it is the time of the year to do those things.“The number of young people that are getting opportunities and having a chance to play, that all leads to thoughts about the future.”After missing the playoffs the past three seasons and making it once since 2009, Coughlin’s future is uncertain despite leading New York to two Super Bowl titles since taking over in 2004. He has a year left on his contract, but the past two seasons have been dismal.Coughlin refused to discuss his future after a loss to Jacksonville (2-12) two weeks ago sent the Giants to their seventh straight loss. He gave a little insight  when he said he had not spoken with co-owners John Mara and Steve Tisch about his job.“My concern is with our team getting ready to play the St. Louis Rams, and I am sure that will be dealt with at the right time,” Coughlin said.While the failure to make the postseason in recent years is working against Coughlin, a reason for not making a change might be the job he has done developing rookie receiver Odell Beckham Jr., who is in the running for the NFL’s top rookie.The 12th pick overall in the draft had another monster game on Dec. 14, catching three touchdowns and 12 passes overall for 143 yards in a 24-13 win over the Redskins.“He wants to be there, he wants to play, he is excited about the opportunity, he is a very competitive young man,” Coughlin said of Beckham, who had a fourth TD catch wiped out by a penalty.Despite missing the first four games of the season with a hamstring injury, Beckham has 71 catches for 972 yards, with the yardage being a team record for a rookie. His nine touchdown catches lead the team and they are the highest total by a Giants’ rookie since Bill Swiacki set the record with 10 in 1948.Coughlin refused to say whether Beckham was the best rookie he has coached.“He certainly has made a tremendous mark,” the coach said. “Again, there are a lot of things that prevail here. You want to finish the season strong, you want to come back and have another one; you have to avoid having all the things that can bring you down. We are very excited to have him.”Whether Coughlin gets the chance to coach him again remains to be seen.(TOM CANAVAN, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

VETERANS DRIVE OPENS TO SOUTH SIOUX TRAFFIC

first_imgA new road has been dedicated in South Sioux City that connects the city to a new housing project along the riverfront.Mayor Rod Koch says Veterans Drive will run from Siouxland Freedom Park to the new Flatwater Crossing project being developed by Ho-Chunk:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/VETDRIVE.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………new communities. :22Flatwater Crossing will consist of a thousand housing units including 600 apartments and 400 single family homes.Ho Chunk contributed $1.2 million dollars to the road project.C-E-O Lance Morgan says the initiative has been a great partnership between the city, county and his company:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/VETDRIVE2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……..in this community. :22Mayor Koch says the naming of the new road after veterans fits in with the adjoining Freedom Park:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/VETDRIVE3.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……..our military. :07Following the dedication, Mayor Koch, Morgan and others took the first official drive on the new road in a 1942 military vehicle provided by Mike Feathers.last_img read more