Cry, my beloved country

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John P. Neff

first_imgJohn F. Neff, 79, of Aurora, Indiana, passed away December 2, 2017 in Dillsboro, Indiana.He was born April 20, 1938 in Aurora, IN, son of the late Frank Neff and Dorothy (Bennett) Neff. John was born and raised in Aurora in the family home, where he lived until he moved to Ross Manor in Dillsboro. At Ross Manor he received great care, and made many friends. He worked at Seagram’s Distillery, retiring after over 33 years. Prior to that, John worked various jobs throughout his life, such as, at his father’s shoe store “Neff’s Shoe Store, and did many home improvement jobs, like painting houses and other repairs.He was a member of Moores Hill Church of Christ. John loved to hunt and fish. He was an animal lover. He also loved to joke and pull pranks on anyone that he could, just like his dad. John loved to spend time with his family, especially with his grandchildren. He will be sadly missed by family and friends.Surviving are his wife, Roberta “Bert” Neff of Aurora, IN; siblings, Jane (Gene) Fahey, Danny (Janice) Neff, and David (Judy) Neff; children, Sheila Maybrier, Danny (Michelle) Seaver, Paul Fix, Lisa Neff, Kevin Fix, Johnny (Anita) Neff, Teresa (Bob) Sharp, Tony Neff, and Bridget Neff.He was preceded in death by Father, Frank Neff, Mother, Dorothy (Bennett) Neff, and children, Butch Seaver and Mike Fix.Friends will be received Thursday, December 7, 2017, 11:30 am – 2:30 pm at the Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, 219 Mechanic Street, Aurora, Indiana.Services will be held at the Funeral Home, Thursday at 2:30 pm, following visitation, with Pastor Tito Pel, officiating.Interment will follow in the River View Cemetery, Aurora, Indiana. Contributions may be made to PAWS. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.comlast_img read more

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Syracuse adds 6-foot-2 Czech forward Veronika Vorackova to freshman class

first_img Published on July 17, 2018 at 10:55 am Contact Billy: wmheyen@syr.edu | @Wheyen3 Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse bolstered an already top-10 recruiting class with the addition of Veronika Vorackova, per a SU Athletics release Tuesday. Vorackova was recently named Most Valuable Player of Division B at the recently completed Under-20 European Championships. She averaged 11.0 points, 7.6 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game to lead the Czech Republic to a gold medal.center_img At 2017 FIBA EuroBasket Women, Vorackova played with the Czech Republic senior national team. She was the youngest player in that tournament. Vorackova has also competed at the U16 and U18 levels for her country. She played club basketball for USK Praha in the Czech Republic.SU’s incoming recruiting class already featured a McDonald’s All-American in Emily Engstler and another U20 national team player in French guard Kadiatou Sissoko. Now, along with two other commits, Hillsman adds the 19-year-old Vorackova to a team that has made the NCAA tournament six years running and returns all five of its starters.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Commentslast_img read more

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Crumbling infrastructure is holding back tourism says National Liberation Party

first_imgRelated posts:Liberation’s Araya promises administration with ‘social face’ Costa Rica hopes Chinese tourists will think pura vida for their next vacation Costa Rica’s lack of safety regulations comes into view after death of 6 tourists in January Tourism sector wants government support to boost competitiveness Representatives from Costa Rica’s five main political parties sparred during an economic roundtable organized by the Costa Rican-American Chamber of Commerce at the Hotel Real InterContinental in Escazú on Tuesday.Antonio Álvarez Desanti, campaign chief for the ruling National Liberation Party, said the poor state of Costa Rica’s infrastructure, especially its roads, limits the country’s tourism potential.“As long as we have these [infrastructure] conditions, we’re going to be holding back tourism in this country,” he said.“We have places where tourists don’t go because rental car agencies don’t want their vehicles driving there,” he added, mentioning Monteverde, in the Tilarán Mountains in north-central Costa Rica, as an example.Álvarez, a PLN candidate for San José lawmaker, said Costa Rica also must address its high cost of living for tourists as well as locals.“We’re very proud of our natural wonders and colonial areas, but tourists count their costs,” Álvarez said, noting the high price of airplane flights and lodging here.The PLN candidate said that an Araya administration would support a currency policy that keeps the U.S. dollar above the Costa Rican colón’s lower band limit so that foreign tourists’ dollars go farther here, making the country more attractive for visitors.Libertarian Movement Party vice presidential candidate Thelmo Vargas agreed that infrastructure investment was key to keep Costa Rica as a top-tier tourist destination.Vargas also lashed out at the Broad Front Party’s proposed tax increases on luxury properties, arguing that the taxes would be passed on to tourists staying at luxury resorts and make the country less attractive for foreign visitors.Sergio Reuben, economic coordinator for the Broad Front Party, spoke broadly about protecting workers’ rights while also trying to attract foreign visitors, but did not offer specific policies.“We support an international brand for Costa Rica that is ecologically stable and respects the rights of workers and human rights. We support a national brand that reflects our traditions of solidarity,” Reuben said.The Costa Rican Tourism Board reported that a record-breaking 2.4 million tourists visited the Central American country in 2013.Tourism accounted for 5 percent of Costa Rica’s gross domestic product, according to a September 2013 statement from the National Tourism Chamber. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

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