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Scotiabank Centre to get New Score Clock and Video Equipment

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HALIFAX – Expressing his hopes for watching the Memorial Cup without failure, Jacques Dube, the CAO of Halifax Regional Municipality, announced that Scotiabank Centre will get a new score clock and video production room. Due to the unpredictability about the failure of the Scotiabank Centre score clock, Dube said that it was necessary to replace the score clock.

The four-team, nine-day tournament, Memorial Cup is going to take place in Halifax and that is why the new Score clock worth $1250,602 will be installed for spectators. Matt Whitman, Coun, at Hammonds Plains-St. Margarets expressed his unwillingness on hearing the price of the replacement clock for the first time. Then, John Traves, the municipal lawyer responded that there is no other alternative available than to get a new clock. Also, he said that the clock has already crossed its usable life so it is the right decision to replace it.

Dube hinted at the risks involved in the effectiveness of the aging clock for the Memorial Cup. However, he said that all the necessary extra parts have been collected to ensure the safe going of games. Currently, multi-year, multi-phase recapitalization program is going for the Scotiabank Centre. A number of upgradations such as the installation of a new ice slab, new roof, new basketball floor, new seats, concourse, mezzanine washrooms, and LED lighting have been completed till now.

A high definition video production system will take the place of the current video system which is an outdated standard definition technology. New electrical infrastructure to meet modern broadcast standards will be installed successfully. The replacement tender was released online on Nova Scotia Procurement website on March 21 and Matrix Video Communications Corp. bid had been accepted for it. It will start the work on the replacement clock soon and would complete it by the month of September.

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Your 101 Guide to Support Incarcerated Women

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Since the show ‘Orange is the New Black’ was released to the public, many people have been given an insight into what happens in prison life. And even though the characters might be fictitious, the happenings that go on within prisons are a complete replica of what actually happens in real-life prisons. 

Scarcity of hygiene products, pregnancy issues, poorly funded libraries, and lack of support from families and others regarding their cases is a nightmare that female inmates have to deal with every day. And women of color, LGBTQ+ inmates, and other inmates with disabilities tend to face the worse of these problems. 

So if you are disturbed by any of these occurrences that happen, you should know that there are a few ways you can help these women and reduce the number of issues they have to deal with. 

Physical Healthcare Approach 

For example, there are a few organizations you could approach. The American Civil Liberties Union is actively working to secure the rights to abortion, medical care, and healthy labor for pregnant inmates. The Minnesota Doula Project is a national prison training event that offers insight into smooth and healthy birth experiences. 

Legal Approach 

Suppose you want to provide female inmates with legal assistance. In that case, Northwestern University’s legal department tends to operate a program that deals with wrongfully convicted women in prison, and their Women’s Project highlights the ways women are often at a disadvantage when they are investigated or questioned in court. 

Donating Approach 

There are actually a number of organizations that work in order to gather many reading resources for women in prison. For example, Chicago Books to Women in Prison is an organization that takes book requests from women it services. Their website offers information on how you can donate books, including an Amazon wishlist that outlines current requests from the inmates and even helps in hosting your own volunteering and book drive. 

There are also additional contributions being made by business leaders such as Jamila Davis – a highly acclaimed African American entrepreneur, educator, motivational speaker, author, and prison reform activist. She is also the CEO of Black Women’s Lives Matter and the VIP Online Academy. 

While being in prison, she developed a self-help curriculum designed to enable incarcerated women to heal, recognize their potential and gain the ability to achieve their life goals. Seeing how successful her venture became, many other prison systems eventually adopted the curriculum throughout the United States. 

After leaving prison, she worked with her mother to establish Voices International Publications – a publishing company that produces books to inspire incarcerated women to make the most out of what they have. 

Moreover, she also co-founded Women Over Incarcerated, which is an advocacy group that fights sentence reforms for non-violent female federal offenders. Today, she is creating programs that are helping at-risk students to avoid prison, and using the formula she created through her research, she is now serving as a professor at the Seton Hall University and a researcher at Yale University. And she is also the CEO of Black Women’s Lives Matter, a non-profit organization that is set up to celebrate, highlight and give resources to black women.  

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