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Red Bank’s Holiday Tree To Remain on Monmouth Street

first_imgBy John BurtonRED BANK — The tree isn’t going anywhere.A Red Bank RiverCenter proposal to relocate the borough’s holiday tree to Riverside Gardens Park hit a brick wall at the borough council meeting last week.Representatives for RiverCenter, the borough’s downtown business alliance, appeared before the mayor and council last Wednesday to discuss moving the tree from 30 Monmouth Street, where it has stood in the courtyard in front of the Dublin House Restaurant for the last few holiday seasons.The organization sponsors the annual tree lighting and concert that takes place each year on the day after Thanksgiving.RiverCenter’s Executive Director Nancy Adams said the park offered a more family friendly location for the tree and would be more visible there.Adams said she has received complaints from the public about the tree’s location “next to a bar” and the organization had been looking for an alternative site.Adams had attended a recent borough Special Events Committee, where she is a member, where the matter was broached, with Adams under the impression there was no opposition to it.But Borough Administrator Stanley Sickels disagreed. “There are a lot of issues that haven’t been discussed that have to be discussed,” about relocating the tree to the park, said Sickels, who also sits on the events committee.“It may not be an inexpensive proposition,” said Mayor Pasquale Menna.In order to move the tree to Riverside Gardens Park, West Front Street, the borough would have to install some infrastructure to secure it that could be kept covered the rest of the year, and would also need to be sure there is sufficient electrical power there to keep the tree lit, Menna noted, inquiring as to how that would be paid for and whether or not the logistics of moving the tree had been thoroughly considered.“What we really want to do is make the residents happy,” with an appropriate home for the decorated tree, Adams told the council.“You just can’t make a decision on limited facts,” Menna told Adams. “We may not have enough time.”“To be fair it was brought up a month ago,” at the last committee meeting, Adams responded.But the council seemed steadfast, with Council member Michael DuPont adding, “If you ask me my opinion, I think (Riverside Gardens Park) is a bad location.”Menna suggested RiverCenter consider putting the tree in front of 51 Monmouth Street, the former borough police headquarters and one time borough hall. The Community YMCA now owns it, but the borough maintains a volunteer fire company and the veterans’ memorial at the site.But for this year, at least, the tree will remain in its usual location on Monmouth Street.The tree lighting and concert are conducted each year, for about the approximately 20, on the Friday after Thanksgiving—“Black Friday” for retail merchants—to promote the downtown business district as a shopping location.Borough workers install the 2010 holiday tree outside the Dublin House on Monmouth Street.last_img read more

Back to the grind stone for Nelson Leafs, first up Murdoch rival Beaver Valley Nitehawks

first_img“I thought we started the season not in as good as shape as other teams so we spent the past week doing some dry land training and working on lots of skill development,” said Leaf coach Chris Shaw when asked about the mini-training camp one month into the season. “We adopted the lunch pail mentality and I feel it’s starting to pay off and will go a long way to making us a better team.”First up is a team the Leafs is Beaver Valley, a divisional rival who doubled Nelson 6-3 in the first meeting between the two clubs at the NDCC Arena.Saturday Nelson plays host to the 2-4 Golden Rockets at 7 p.m. before concluding the Thanksgiving weekend with a 1 p.m. contest Sunday against 4-7 Princeton Posse.“An 0-4 start is not what we wanted but it’s still early in the season and if we have a good weekend we can move right up the standings and prove to the league this will be a competitive hockey team,” explained Shaw, assuming his role behind the bench as head coach after serving a three-game suspension.The Leafs defence will be bolstered by the return of rugged rearguard Tyler Parfeniuk. The Kelowna product has been out of the lineup with an injury since game one of the season.However, while Parfeniuk resumes play, the news is not as good for winger Cody Abbey. Shaw said the medical staff is taking a cautious approach to make sure Abbey’s injury does not get any worse.Shaw said Marcus Beesley gets the start in goal tonight of the Leafs in Fruitvale. However, tonight’s backup Darren Hogg should see action in one of the two home games.LEAGUE NOTES: Castlegar winger Ryan Aynsley has been voted the player of the month for the Kootenay Conference. The Kelowna product is tied for the league lead in scoring with Thierry Martine of Osoyoos, each with 20 points. Aynsley shot up the scoring ladder with a six-point game last month against Grand Forks. Brandon Formosa of the Sicamous Eagles earned the honour in the Okanagan Conference. . . .The Nitehawks will be without the services of Tyler Collins and Bryan Hinchcliffe. The KIJHL handed the players three and four game suspensions, respectively for fighting and misconduct penalties. Cale Wright of Fernie was given three games for a match penalty while three Revelstoke Grizzlies’ players — Derek Grimm (1), Cody Larsen (3) and Braeden Monk (1) were also disciplined by the league. sports@thenelsondaily.com By Bruce Fuhr,The Nelson Daily SportsBelieve it or not, for as bad a start the Nelson Leafs experienced the club is only four points out of second in the Neil Murdoch standings and eight behind division leading Castlegar Rebels.And now, thanks to a quirk in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League schedule, the Leafs have played fewer games than every other team in the Murdoch Division.Nelson, idle since September 29th, gets a chance to make a comeback when the team plays three games in three days, starting tonight in Fruitvale against a team higher in the standings — the Beaver Valley Nitehawks.last_img read more

Breast cancer is on the agenda

first_imgThe above infographic disproves some of the myths people believe about breast cancer and the threats it poses. (Image: Brand South Africa)Breast cancer awareness month is under way this month in South Africa and the rest of the world, when organisations, corporations and the public help to spread awareness and information about the disease.Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer among South African women and the second most prevalent of all cancers among women of all races around the world. Non-melanoma skin cancer is the most common form of cancer.According to the 2009 National Cancer Registry, one in 33 South African women will suffer from breast cancer at some point during their lives.“The designation of October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month in South Africa reflects a nationwide drive by public and private health care structures to raise awareness of this debilitating disease across all races and class structures,” the Department of Health said in announcing the event.With health care forming an integral part of South Africa’s National Development Plan (NDP) it is important that South Africans are informed about how to ensure their wellbeing as well as of those for whom they are responsible.Raising awareness of breast cancer and arming people with a working knowledge of the disease ties in with meeting the NDP’s health care pillar.“The only way we are going to address women’s sexual and reproductive health, including cervical and breast cancer, HIV and Aids and TB, is to ensure that policies, programmes and services are integrated,” said Thobeka Madiba-Zuma, South Africa’s first lady.Madiba-Zuma was speaking in New York City on 27 and 28 September, where she used her attendance at the 70th session of the United Nation General Assembly to promote women’s health awareness. “It is my responsibility to the people of South Africa to ensure that women’s sexual and reproductive health is kept high on the national and global agenda.”AT RISKMany people believe that they have no risk of breast cancer for a number of reasons, such as the idea that if there is no known history of the disease in their family, they will not get it. Although having a history of breast cancer in your family does increase your chances of developing the disease, however, the absence of cancer in your family does not mean you are not at risk.Many people are under the impression that breast cancer is only a threat to women; contrary to popular belief, men can contract the disease as well, although they are less likely to do so than women. One in 1 249 men worldwide will get breast cancer during their lifetimes.This is because men have far less breast tissue than women and thus run less of a risk of developing cancerous cells in their breast – but that does not mean it cannot happen.Regular examination, done yourself or by a professional, as well as mammograms can go a long way to avoiding the complications inherent in late discovery of breast cancer. (Image: ICON)EARLY DIAGNOSISThroughout October, organisations such as Cansa and the Pink Drive are raising awareness of the disease. They are encouraging people to care for their health as well as support those who have the illness.Best health practices are promoted during breast cancer awareness month, and people are encouraged to undergo regular routine checks to identify the development of cancerous cells early on and take measures to reduce risk.“Early diagnosis gives the cancer patient a higher chance of complete cure and less extensive surgery,” explains Dr Sheldon Godinho, the president of the Radiological Society of South Africa. “Early detection is a critically important factor in winning the battle against breast cancer.”Regular examination, done yourself or by a professional, as well as mammograms can go a long way to avoiding the complications inherent in late discovery of breast cancer.As International Breast Cancer Month continues through October, people of all ages and genders should take the time to support those suffering from breast cancer and ensure their own health and wellness.last_img read more

Big screen treatment for queen of Katwe

first_imgHunger was the motivation for Uganda’s Phiona Mutesi to attend chess classes at a local church: she signed up because they also provided a bowl of porridge. Today, her story is being made into a Hollywood movie. Kenyan Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o is starring in a film about Ugandan chess champion Phiona Mutesi. (Images: News Point Africa and Tim Crothers) Priya PitamberThe rise of Uganda’s Phiona Mutesi from the poor streets of Katwe to international chess sensation is being turned into a Disney blockbuster starring Lupita Nyong’o and David Oyelowo.In 2005, when she was nine years old, Mutesi crossed paths with the game in the slum of Katwe, in Uganda’s capital, Kampala. Players were introduced to chess at a church, and given a free cup of porridge.“It was so interesting,” Mutesi told UK newspaper The Guardian of her introduction to the game. “But I didn’t go there for chess; I went just to get a meal.”The hungry Mutesi started to plan her days around visiting the church, and ended up fuelling a passion for the strategic planning it takes to win a game of chess.“She was really desperate for survival,” recalled coach and mentor Robert Katende of Sports Outreach Ministry (SOM) of his meeting with Mutesi a decade ago.“I like chess because it involves planning,” Mutesi said. “If you don’t plan, you will end up with a bad life.”Now, she plays internationally, wins accolades, and inspires young minds in Uganda.All hail the queenMutesi’s afternoons are dedicated to chess. “She will either practice at school with friends or go to the SOM Chess Academy in Katwe and help coach Robert [Katende],” reads the profile on her website. “Phiona has a real passion for teaching the children.”President of the Uganda Chess Federation Vianney Luggya said Mutesi had flourished, and had surpassed all expectations.Mutesi competed in the Africa International Children’s Chess Tournament in South Sudan in 2009, and returned with a trophy. She has taken part in Olympiads in Siberia, Turkey and Norway, and she has a Woman Candidate Master ranking from the World Chess Federation.The young player has also faced off against her hero, the Russian former world champion Grandmaster, Garry Kasparov. Her success has also inspired students in the US to start a chess tournament in her name.The Hollywood treatmentThe movie is based on the book by Tim Crothers, The Queen Of Katwe: A Story Of Life, Chess, And One Extraordinary Girl’s Dream Of Becoming A Grandmaster. It is being filmed in South Africa and Uganda, translated for the screen by Mira Nair.Nair also directed a short documentary on Katende for the Nelson Mandela Foundation’s short film series, The Power of Words.From 6000 pearls to just 1: Uganda. Excited to be back in East Africa to work with @MiraPagliNair on #QueenOfKatwe. pic.twitter.com/wruqunWbpa— Lupita Nyong’o (@Lupita_Nyongo) March 29, 2015It is believed that Oscar-winning actress Nyong’o is taking the role of Mutesi’s mother, Harriet, while Oyelowo is tipped to play chess instructor and mentor Katende, reported the African lifestyle portal, Okay Africa.While filming in South Africa, Nyong’o took some time off to see South African comedian Trevor Noah on stage.I was already having a great time performing in Johannesburg and then @Lupita_Nyongo dropped in and made my night. pic.twitter.com/eIJFbto1xm— Trevor Noah (@Trevornoah) June 12, 2015Luggya said he hoped the movie would open doors for chess players across Uganda. “I think Ugandans realise that it is a brain game that can enhance their potential in all other aspects of life.”An inspiration to other girlsMutesi’s success has had a ripple effect, including inspiring young girls across Uganda to achieve their dreams. “Girls are always overlooked, even in chess,” Mutesi explained to The Guardian. “But I don’t think there’s any reason why a girl cannot beat a boy. It comes from believing in yourself.”In 2013, she was honoured at the Women of the World Summit in New York City and awarded a $25 000 grant. “Phiona has been faithful to use the funds to speak at conferences, organisations and churches,” states her website.When she held her first girls-only chess clinic, more than 400 young women attended. “The girls were not only taught chess but also encouraged by Phiona and invited professional women to pursue education and to delay marriage and children until after they finished school and began a career.”From queen to GrandmasterMutesi would like to rise to the highest level possible in chess: that of a Grandmaster. But outside the game, she would like to improve the lives of children by becoming a paediatrician.“Phiona, [and her brothers] Brian and Richard plan to go back to Katwe after they finish school to build a home to provide shelter, clinic care and education for the slum children,” reads her website.last_img read more

Women’s World Cup: Natalie Sciver, Heather Knight tons lead England to crushing win over Pakistan

first_imgEngland crushed Pakistan by 107 runs via Duckworth-Lewis method on Tuesday to register their first win in the Women’s Cricket World Cup at Leicester.Put into bat England rode on magnificent hundreds from Natalie Sciver and Heather Knight to register a mammoth 337 for 7 in 50 overs, which is their highest ever score in World Cup history.The duo shared a 213-run stand for the third wicket with emerging as the top-scorer with 137 runs while Knight was dismissed on 106.Pakistan’s run chase began on a disastrous note as they were reduced to 67 for 3 by the 18th over thanks to some superb bowling from Katherine Brunt (2/21) and Alex Hartley (1/13).Pakistan were 107 for 3 in 29.2 overs when rain stopped play and no further play was possible after that. Pakistan were exactly 107 runs behind the DLS par score at that stage.Brief Scores: England 377/7 in 50 overs (Sciver 137, Knight 106; Iqbal 3/62) beat Pakistan 107/3 in 29.2 overs (Zafar 56*, Abidi 23*, Brunt 2/21).last_img read more

Maradona is ahead of Messi – World Cup legend Pirlo

first_imgLionel Messi Messi can’t overtake Maradona as best footballer ever unless he wins World Cup – Pirlo Carlo Garganese 20:07 6/11/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(21) Lionel Messi Diego Maradona Argentina South Korea World Cup 2010 06172010 Getty Images Lionel Messi World Cup Argentina The Italian legend says that the Barcelona ace will always be regarded as inferior to his Argentine compatriot unless he claims glory in Russia Lionel Messi can’t claim to be the best player of all time unless he wins the World Cup, according to Italy legend Andrea Pirlo.One of football’s biggest debates over the past decade has been whether Messi is superior to Argentine compatriot Diego Maradona.Maradona is regarded by many as the best footballer in history after virtually single-handedly taking a modest Argentina side to World Cup glory in 1986. Editors’ Picks Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Arsenal would be selling their soul with Mourinho move And Pirlo believes that Messi – despite winning five Ballons d’Or and breaking countless records for Barcelona – can’t overtake Maradona until he also lifts football’s biggest prize.“It will be important for both Messi himself and for Argentina to win the World Cup in Russia,” Pirlo told Goal as he teamed up with Uber Eats ahead of Russia 2018.“Messi is always compared to Maradona but he needs to win the World Cup because if you don’t win the World Cup you can’t be up there with the very best.”Argentina’s preparations for Russia 2018 have been fraught with difficulties. They were thrashed 6-1 by Spain in a recent friendly and had their last game against Israel cancelled.But despite all the doom and gloom surrounding Messi’s chances of finally winning the World Cup at his fourth and probably final attempt, Pirlo believes that Argentina can do well at the tournament.Andrea Pirlo Marcel Desailly Harry Kewell Uber Eats“Argentina have had the time now to improve and find the right players for the World Cup and I think they are going to do well in Russia despite the big loss they had against Spain,” the Italian stated.“Argentina have a lot of good players and if their top players perform they are going to do well.”Pirlo played in three World Cups during his legendary career, famously lifting the trophy in 2006, but his last appearance four years ago in Brazil was a disappointing one as Italy were eliminated in the group stage after a 1-0 loss to Uruguay.That game is best remembered for Luis Suarez biting Giorgio Chiellini, an offence that went unpunished during the match but would see the striker banned for four months from all football activity. However, Pirlo explained that he holds no ill-will towards Suarez despite the incident being crucial in Italy’s elimination as the score was goalless at that time.“After the game, the Italy players and myself were just depressed by the result,” Pirlo recalled.“The biting incident was something else but we were more down because we had lost and gone out of the World Cup.“It was an incident that can happen on the pitch and in this case the referee didn’t see it.”Pirlo named Brazil as his favourites to win the World Cup in Russia, believing them to be the “most concrete” team in the finals while he also singled out England’s Harry Kane as a player he is looking forward to watching.Andrea Pirlo England Uber Eats“My favourite England player is Harry Kane,” Pirlo said.“He’s really good and powerful, he’s scored so many goals in the last years and he is one of the players I am going to follow closely at the World Cup.”Finally, after Italy failed to qualify for the World Cup for the first time in 60 years, Pirlo revealed that he will not be cheering on any other team instead.“As Italy are not there, I will not be supporting any team in particular. I’m going to watch all the games but I’m not going to support any teams,” he concluded.Andrea Pirlo will spend his first World Cup as a fan since 2002 at home with McDelivery from Uber Eats.With more than 3.2 billion people expected to tune in to watch the World Cup at home this year, McDonald’s, the official FIFA World Cup sponsor has partnered with Uber Eats to offer McDelivery in 26 countries for the first time ever during a FIFA World Cup.Fans can follow Uber Eats’ search for a team for Andrea to support this summer by searching #TeamForPirloAndrea Pirlo Mexico Uber Eatslast_img read more

Bahamas Govt slow to respond to Cruise Line Companies threatening to reroute

first_img The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNassau, Bahamas, February 13, 2017 – Funky smells around the cruise center, ground transportation chaos and an unwelcoming Welcome Center is what one media report says are some reasons the Florida Caribbean Cruise Association or FCCA is citing as problems with famous Nassau, Harbour.Our dock is losing its luster and losing its cruise dockings and the FCCA explained that despite requests to fix these issues, the Bahamian Government is slow or seemingly slow to respond.  Norwegian Cruise Lines last week revealed changes which opt for Havana, Cuba over Nassau and Freeport and it is said there are other cruise lines considering the same.Minister of Tourism, Obie Wilchcombe said there is work being done to enhance the down town experience including fixing the taxi system and renovations to Festival Place are said to be nearly done.  There is increased concern about what losses The Bahamas could suffer now that Cuba is reopened but Minister Wilchcombe is quoted as banking on the fact that we can berth bigger boats so The Bahamas remains with an edge and that improvements are imminent.#MagneticMediaNews Related Items:#magneticmedianews ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meetinglast_img read more

Scott Dadich Exits Wired People on the Move — 1417

first_img Here are the rest of this week’s people on the move: Business Insider’s head of audience development Meena Thiruvengadam is leaving the company to pursue another opportunity. She’d been with the brand since late 2015 and previously worked as the editor of Yahoo Finance. Photojournalist Garrett Cortese has joined Bonnier Corp. as the editorial director of water sports brands Wakeboarding and WaterSki. He comes from Alliance Wake Magazine where he most recently served as editor and director of photography. Laura McGann has been promoted from deputy managing editor for policy and politics to editorial director, a new role at the site. Former Fox News host Gretchen Carlson has joined Motto as a columnist. Motto, Time Inc.’s site targeting Millennial women, was launched early last year. Carlson will write for the site’s newsletter, focusing on women and empowerment issues.  During his four year tenure at The New Yorker, Thompson helped lead the redesign of the brand’s site, the launch of the New Yorker Today app, and introduced a metered paywall. Andrew Richdale has been named deputy editor of Saveur. He served most recently as senior editor at AFAR magazine and has written for Details, Marie Claire and Esquire. Matthew Yorke has joined SourceMedia as CMO, a company spokeswoman confirms to Folio:. Yorke joins the B2B publisher from media agency OMD USA, where he spent more than a year as managing director of business development and marketing. Yorke previously spent 15 years with IDG, eventually rising to CEO of IDG Enterprise. Faye Brennan has been named a deputy editor of Cosmopolitan. She joins from Elite Daily where she was most recently head of sex and dating. Active Interest Media, Inc. has promoted Eric Henderson to national sales director of its Outdoor Trade Group, which includes SNEWS. Henderson was previously the group’s New Business Development director and he’ll continue to oversee Yonder, AIM’s social app for outdoor adventurers.center_img Bloomberg Media has appointed Stephen Colvin as head of Bloomberg Live, their global events division. Colvin, who most recently served as CEO of Robb Report Media, will lead the global Bloomberg Live operation and be responsible for defining live event opportunities. Thompson is taking over at an interesting time to say the very least—CN is currently going through another reorganization. However, after four years as top editor of the tech brand, Dadich is returning to his design roots with Godfrey Dadich Partners, a “strategy, design and content firm,” along with marketing industry veteran Patrick Godfrey, according to a release. Washington Post correspondent Jim Tankersley has left the newspaper to join Vox. He’ll run the politics and policy team. Lauren Williams has been promoted to executive editor. She most recently served as managing editor. Nicholas Thompson, former digital editor of The New Yorker, is replacing Scott Dadich as editor-in-chief of Wired magazine—another Condé Nast title. This marks a return for Thompson who had served as senior editor of Wired from 2005-10. Dadich, who spent 11 years at Condé Nast, oversaw the company’s efforts to create tablet editions of its magazines when the iPad was released back in 2010, Recode reports.  Vox Media made several changes to its leadership team:last_img read more

Countrywide arrest spree continues BNP

first_imgLogo of BNPBangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) on Sunday raised a complaint with chief election commissioner KM Nurul Huda that police are still arresting their leaders and activists across the country ahead of the 11th parliamentary elections, reports UNB.”The countrywide arrest continues against BNP leaders and activists. Police are carrying out their arrest business across the country,” BNP vice chairman major (retired) Hafizuddin Ahmed Bir Brikram told newsmen after submitting its complaint before the CEC at the latter’s Nirbachan Bhaban office.Hafiz said BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir sent him to the Bangladesh Election Commission.He said they demanded the election commission take measures for stopping such activities ahead of the election slated for 30 December.The BNP leader said the CEC assured them of taking measures over the cases filed after the announcement of the election schedule.last_img read more

Its a Pampered Dogs Life

first_imgIt’s a dog’s world in D.C.! There are doggie daycare centers, overnight hotels, parks, psychics, walkers, specialty clothing shops and natural and organic foods. There’s even a special day when dogs swim at pools for an annual splash.Debbie Gomes, 39, owner of Little Rascals, a doggy daycare in Ward 4, said when she opened seven years ago, people told her the concept would not work. But it did work. Gomes said many of her clients work long hours and need to be assured that their dogs are in good hands. “I didn’t like the type of treatment my own dog was getting so I opened a business that would provide the services that I wanted for my dog,” said Gomes.Little Rascals is prominently located on the corner of Missouri and Georgia avenues in a building that was a bank and a school. One of two locations, it can house as many as 60 dogs.“We have 40 dogs today but you don’t hear one of them barking. If your dog is barking then it is not being taken care of properly,” Gomes said as she escorted two Great Danes to a transport vehicle. “Our dogs feel very comfortable and well attended.”Gomes also said students from neighboring high schools have interned at the site after going through a thorough training. “We’ve been very happy with our high school interns,” said Gomes. Local chain stores Safeway, Giant, Harris Teeter, Whole Foods, Walmart and Trader Joe’s have dedicated isles to dog lovers and other pets. “It’s big business,” said Craig Muckle, manager of public affairs and government operations at Safeway Stores. “Selling pet products has become very sophisticated over the years. To have an entire aisle dedicated to pets means that we are totally committed to the needs of the customers we serve and their pets.”PetSmart, the largest specialty retailers of services and solutions for pets has more than 1,000 stores nationwide and in Canada. In 2013, it collected $1.8 billion in sales and services.Has your dog attended the swimming party? Well, the D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation, the Department of Health and the Washington Humane Society hold an annual Doggie Day Swim at the end of the outdoor swimming season at selected pools. Hundreds of well-behaved and licensed dogs accompanied by a responsible person participate in several fun activities. Rhonda Thomas, 59, has been living with dogs all her life. “I believe animals have souls. Just because humans have dominion over them doesn’t mean that we are any better than them. I treat my dogs like I treat my fellow man, with respect,” said Thomas.Christie Lynn Diller, media spokesperson for the Washington Humane Society said it has 10 open abuse and neglect cases on any given day. “We are educating some residents in the District how to properly care for animals, even if it means taking them to court,” said Diller. “Sometimes the neglect or abuse is not intentional,” said Thomas, who is creating a nonprofit organization to provide services to sick dogs and families who may be facing hardships. “I want to help people keep their pets when they don’t have the financial means,” said Thomas. “Sometimes dog neglect may be a result of having to properly take care of your dog or taking care of yourself and other family members.”The District government has seen an increase in revenue for dog licensing. In 2004, approximately $77 thousand for annual fees was collected for dog licensing. Over the years, it steadily increased reaching an all-time high of $120 thousand in 2012. Last year, the fee collection decreased to $75 thousand. Although requests were made to several agencies, government officials gave no explanation for the decline.last_img read more