Syracuse’s nonconference schedule released

first_imgSyracuse’s nonconference schedule has been fully released, Syracuse Athletics announced Tuesday afternoon. Seven of the 13 games will be in the Carrier Dome.Of the Orange’s non-Atlantic Coast Conference opponents, only one finished last season ranked: No. 2 Mississippi State. The Bulldogs lost the national championship game to South Carolina after snapping then-No. 1 Connecticut’s NCAA-record 111-game win streak.SU will also be taking part in four separate showcases and tournaments. The first is the Paradise Jam in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, beginning on Thanksgiving, Nov. 23. Syracuse will play three games in the tropics, taking on Wisconsin, Vanderbilt and George Washington.Days before Christmas, the Orange will head west to Las Vegas to take on MSU, as well as the University of Nevada Las Vegas, in the Duel in the Desert. SU will also take on Northwestern in the Big Ten/ACC challenge at home and play Coastal Carolina in the Carolinas Challenge on CCU’s campus.After falling in the second round of last season’s NCAA tournament at the hands of UConn, Syracuse will open its season at home against Morgan State on Nov. 10.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Published on September 12, 2017 at 3:12 pm Contact Andrew: aegraham@syr.edu | @A_E_Graham Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Women urged to tackle gender equality issues at grassroot level

first_imgTo effect the necessary changes when it comes to gender equality, women were urged to begin their efforts at the community level, as a one-day workshop for Toshaos was held on Thursday at the Secretariat of the National Toshaos Council, in Georgetown.Secretary General from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), Patrice La FleurThis call was made by Secretary General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), Patrice La Fleur who addressed the gathering comprised of mostly women.“As a development practitioner I do believe that to bring about the change we would like to see among our women and men, boys and girls our efforts must commence at the community level within homes, schools and workplaces,” La Fleur stated.The workshop hosted was a collaborative effort between the Women and Gender Equality Commission (W&GEC) and UNESCO. It is being held with the intent of strengthening the capacity of women in this area.Chairperson of the W&GEC, Indranie Chandarpaul explained that although people hear of gender equality, quite often they are unclear of what it actually means. As such, the workshop, she stated, will help participants share their knowledge.“We’re hoping today that the tools that you will be provided with through this workshop on gender that you would better understand the role that we women are talking about and to understand the gender issue and as I know it and some of you already know it, not all our people are clear about this issue. They will say to you well you know we grow up knowing about male and female and neutral gender and all of these things. What is this gender that you are all talking about? So today’s workshop is intended to guide you. To help you understand about the relationship between male and female and how it affects us every day in our lives,” she told the attendees.Chandarpaul added that she is aware of the challenges women face in society on a daily basis despite laws.“Whether it is violence, whether its incest, whether its rum drinking or alcoholism, whether it is patriarchal behaviour by some of our men folk who believe that our women should always be in the home because some still feel that is where our place is and some resent the fact that women are now elected to positions and are taking some of the positions they had formerly held”.The two agencies hope the training will empower these women to take their places in society as well as motivate others in their communities to do the same.last_img read more