Impacto del racismo en la maternidad

first_imgEl Mes de la Historia de la Mujer es un evento anual que destaca las contribuciones de las mujeres en los eventos históricos y la sociedad contemporánea. Como mujer negra en la sociedad contemporánea, hay muchos problemas que nos afectan a mí y a mi comunidad en general. El racismo y las formas en que la supremacía blanca muestra su fea cabeza se entrelazan en nuestras vidas a diario, especialmente cuando estamos más vulnerables.Como mujeres negras, durante el embarazo y el parto, somos las más vulnerables al racismo sistémico. Las mujeres negras están desproporcionadamente afectadas por la brutalidad policial, los bajos salarios, la falta de vivienda y la violencia del racismo y el genocidio.Madres negras mueren de insuficiencia cardíacaSegún un artículo del 7 de diciembre en ProPublica, “En los últimos años, mientras las altas tasas de mortalidad materna en EUA han alarmado a los investigadores, una estadística ha sido especialmente preocupante. Según los [Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades, CDC], las madres negras en EUA mueren entre tres y cuatro veces más que las madres blancas, una de las más amplias disparidades raciales en la salud de las mujeres. Dicho de otra manera, una mujer negra tiene un 243 por ciento más de probabilidades de morir por causas relacionadas con el embarazo o el parto”.Ese número, 243 por ciento, es muy difícil de asimilar. La forma en que aparece el racismo en las mujeres bendecidas por ser negras, es especialmente flagrante en lo que respecta a la atención médica. El prejuicio hacia las mujeres y las/os niños negros es la clave del problema. Las mujeres de casi todas las razas no son oídas cuando hablan sobre el manejo del dolor o simplemente cuando no se sienten bien. Imagínese que será para una mujer negra que experimenta un tremendo dolor durante y después del parto, y no se le brinda el cuidado básico, que es un tratamiento adecuado del dolor, como a sus contrapartes femeninas que están soportando el mismo proceso de tratar de traer una vida.Erica GarnerDos mujeres que recientemente han experimentado un parto, junto a una grave crisis de salud o la muerte, vienen a la mente. Una es Erica Garner, que murió por corazón partido el 30 de diciembre después de que su padre, Eric Garner, fuera asesinado por el estado en el 2014 en Staten Island, Nueva York. La otra es la atleta número uno en el mundo: Serena Williams.Erica Garner experimentó el efecto secundario de vivir siendo negra cuando su padre fue asesinado. Este trauma provocó un ataque al corazón después del nacimiento de su hijo en agosto pasado. Esta es una ocurrencia muy común después de que una mujer negra da a luz a un bebé.La Asociación Americana del Corazón dice: “La miocardiopatía posparto (PPCM por siglas en inglés) es una forma poco frecuente de insuficiencia cardíaca que ocurre durante el último mes de embarazo o hasta cinco meses después del parto”. (12 de diciembre)Sin embargo, la AAC también dice que esto es “una ocurrencia rara”, porque no monitorea la enfermedad en las mujeres negras. Si la organización hiciera eso, toda persona en EUA debería indignarse.Megan Brooks, en un artículo titulado “Cardiomiopatía posparto más severa para mujeres negras”, escribe: “Las mujeres afroamericanas con PPCM son diagnosticadas después del parto, presentan una disfunción sistólica más grave, con mayor frecuencia su función cardíaca empeora después del diagnóstico y se recupera con menos frecuencia y, cuando la función cardíaca se recupera, lleva mucho más tiempo hacerlo”. (Medscape, 13 de octubre)Serena WilliamsSerena Williams parió a su hija el 1 de septiembre. Tiene antecedentes de coágulos sanguíneos. Después de parir por cesárea, le costó respirar. En un artículo del 10 de enero de Vogue titulado “Serena Williams sobre la maternidad, el matrimonio y su vuelta”, explica que ella sabía que necesitaba una “tomografía computarizada con contraste y heparina IV (un anticoagulante) de inmediato. La enfermera pensó que su analgésico podría estar confundiéndola. Pero Serena insistió, y pronto un doctor estaba haciendo un ultrasonido de sus piernas. ‘Yo pensaba, un Doppler? Le había dicho que necesitaba una tomografía computarizada y un gotero de heparina’. La ecografía no reveló nada, por lo que la enviaron a la TC, y efectivamente, varios pequeños coágulos de sangre se habían asentado en sus pulmones. Minutos después ella estaba bajo el tratamiento adecuado. ‘¡Yo me decía, “escuchen a la Dra. Williams!’”Mortalidad infantil e ntre afroamericanas/osWilliams, quien tiene fondos ilimitados, inicialmente no fue escuchada por el personal médico. Imagine la situación que enfrenta una mujer que vive en un barrio pobre que va a un hospital con un personal prejuiciado. Sin duda, el resultado habría sido diferente. Esta es una buena información para saber. ¿Qué hacemos con este conocimiento? ¿Quién toma nuestra causa? Además, con la alta tasa de muertes de madres afroamericanas, esto lleva al tema de la tasa de mortalidad infantil entre las/os niños afroamericanos.Cuando estaba embarazada de mi hijo, escuché la estadística de que los niños afroamericanos tenían la tasa más alta de mortalidad infantil hasta la edad de cinco años. No pude dejar de preocuparme por mi hijo hasta que tuvo cinco años. Aún me preocupo porque puede recibir un disparo mientras está en la escuela o mientras sea un hombre negro en cualquier parte de EUA.Según el CDC: “La mortalidad infantil es la muerte de un bebé antes de su primer cumpleaños. La tasa de mortalidad infantil es la cantidad de muertes infantiles por cada 1,000 nacidos vivos. Además de brindarnos información clave sobre la salud materna e infantil es un marcador importante de la salud general de una sociedad”.El Departamento de Salud y Servicios Humanos informa que las/os afroamericanos tienen 2,2 veces la tasa de mortalidad infantil que las/os blancos no-hispanos y los bebés afroamericanos tienen 3,2 veces más probabilidades de morir por complicaciones relacionadas con el bajo peso al nacer que los bebés blancos no-hispanos. En 2014, las/os afroamericanos tenían más del doble de la tasa de mortalidad por síndrome de muerte súbita infantil que las/os blancos no-hispanos, y las madres afroamericanas tenían 2,2 veces más probabilidades que las madres blancas no-hispanas de no recibir atención prenatal o tardía.La Dra. Joia Adele Crear-Perry, fundadora de National Birth Equity Collaborative, dice: “Estados Unidos es el único país desarrollado del mundo donde la mortalidad materna está en aumento. Las mujeres negras en EUA mueren entre 3 y 4 veces más que las mujeres blancas. Los bebés negros mueren a un ritmo 2 veces mayor que sus homólogos blancos. Con esta clara evidencia de inequidad, esta es una cuestión urgente de salud pública y derechos humanos”.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Gray wolf’s fate in Colorado could be decided by voters

first_imgWaitandshoot/iStock(NEW YORK) — Colorado voters soon will have the unique opportunity to help decide the fate of an entire species. A question on whether to reintroduce the gray wolf, a species widely eradicated in the western United States in the 1940s, has been added to the ballot. The gray wolf, or Canis lupis, once roamed freely throughout much of the U.S. but was extirpated from most of the lower 48 states by the 20th century, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The last gray wolf native to Colorado was killed in 1945, at the end of a 70-year campaign spearheaded by the federal government on behalf of the livestock industry, said Rob Edward, president of the Rocky Mountain Wolf Action Fund, the leading campaign in support of reintroducing the species to the state. Prior to that period, the gray wolf was a “keystone species” in the West, according to the organization.Gray wolves are needed to restore the state’s ecological balance, advocates sayScientific data shows that wolves are “critical components” of the ecosystem and that their absence has negative consequences, Edward told ABC News. Western Colorado, the area east of the Rocky Mountains where the reintroduction of the gray wolf has been proposed, is home to the largest elk and deer population in the U.S., Edward said. However, in places like Rock Mountain National Park, the animals are sedentary and browse all of the vegetation “down to the ground,” which leads to erosion from rivers and streams and the disruption of other habitats. This is largely because their biggest predators — wolves — are not causing the populations to move locations, Edward said.Colorado is a “fine place for wolves to be” due to the habitat and plenty of “good prey,” John Vucetich, a professor of wildlife ecology for Michigan Technological University, told ABC News. In addition, wolves limit the spread of disease, such as Chronic Wasting Disease, by eliminating vulnerable animals from the population, according to the organization.Wolves and humans can’t coexist peacefully, according to the oppositionThe Stop the Wolf Coalition, the leading organization opposing the initiative in Colorado, believes that reintroducing wolves to the state will actually lead to “unknown consequences” in spreading Chronic Wasting Disease because of the species’ ability to travel vast distances, according to its website. The coalition also believes that conflicts between humans and wolves is “inevitable” and that attacks on pets will increase due to a shrinking habitat.In addition, the coalition warns that wolves can be a “significant factor” in the decline of big-game herds and that 43% of all confirmed livestock depredations by wolves occurred on private property. However, Edward stated that data from the reintroduction of the species to the Northern Rock Mountains shows that 99.95% of livestock in the region have not been affected. A representative from the coalition did not immediately respond to ABC News’ request for comment.Colorado received enough signatures to add the vote to the 2020 ballotColorado’s Department of State announced Monday that Initiative 107, titled “Restoration of Gray Wolves,” qualified for the 2020 general election ballot after receiving more than 215,000 qualified signatures, 111% more than what was required. This shows that the initiative has public support, Edward said, and Vucetich said he believes people’s attitudes toward wolves are “sufficiently positive” and that the species and Colorado residents would “coexist just fine.” The measure would require the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission to create a plan to reintroduce and manage the species on designated lands west of the continental divide by the end of 2023. It would also prohibit the commission from imposing restrictions on land, water or resources on private landowners for the plan and require state government to “fairly compensate” owners for losses of livestock caused by the wolves. If approved by voters, the measure will take effect within 30 days after the vote is completed. It could be the first time in U.S. history that voters considered the reintroduction of a species. In 2016, the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission stated that it supported the presence of wolves in Colorado but via natural migration, rather than reintroduction. The commission also urged that the wolves be allowed to live with “non-boundaries” where they find habitat and that they be left “wherever found,” provided they are not causing problems. In addition, the commission recommended that conflicts with wolves be resolved using non-lethal methods and that funding for the wolves come from sources other than sales of hunting licenses. The commission has not commented on the current ballot, according to ABC Denver affiliate KMGH-TV.Reintroduction into Colorado would not be immediateEven if Colorado residents vote to reintroduce the gray wolf, the state will not have control over its future unless the species is removed from the federal Endangered Species Act in Colorado. In March 2019, the Trump administration proposed to remove the gray wolf from its list of endangered and threatened wildlife and is expected to make a determination by March of this year. If the wolf is de-listed, reintroducing the species would still be a long-term process on how to proceed, which could include a period of public comment, Rebecca Ferrell, a public information officer with Colorado Parks and Wildlife, told KMGH last month. If the FWS does not remove the gray wolf from the endangered list, state legislature would have to give the CPW approval to begin reintroducing the wolf, Ferrell said. The FWS did not immediately respond to ABC News’ request for comment.Why scientists believe the gray wolf should be de-listed as endangeredTwo months after the Department of the Interior announced the proposal to remove gray wolves from the endangered species list, more than 100 scientists signed an open letter objecting to the proposal. Vucetich and Michael Nelson, a professor of environmental ethics and philosophy at Oregon State University, both of whom signed the letter, argue that wolves do not yet meet the standard for removing them from the Endangered Species Act. Wolves have been federally protected since they were added to the Endangered Species Act in 1978, which prompted the re-introduction of wolves in the northern Rocky Mountains in Idaho, Montana and Wyoming as well as the Great Lakes and Southwest, Edward said. Gray wolves historically had the greatest natural range of living terrestrial mammals, according to the Smithsonian National Zoo. Today, they are distributed to the open tundra and forests primarily in Alaska, Canada and the northern U.S. — at just 15% of their former range, both scientists said. However, when the proposal to remove the gray wolf from the endangered species act was made last year, Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt, a Colorado native, said the species “no longer meets the definition” of a threatened species. The last estimate of gray wolves in the lower 48 states stood at 5,680, according to the FWS, which describe their populations as “stable” and “growing.” However, the act states that the species must return to a “significant portion” of its former range, Nelson and Vucetich said. “It’s not about viability,” said Nelson, citing the law. “It’s really about geography.” The gray wolf populations were de-listed in the Northern Rocky Mountains in 2011 and 2012 due to population recovery and remain under state management, according to FWS. Potential economic impacts in the stateThe prevalence of the wolves could also reduce the quantity of animals available for hunting, such as deer and elk, according to the initiative. This could then have an economic impact on businesses that facilitate hunting as well as state and local government revenue from hunting-related fees and taxes. Conversely, the initiative states that the presence of the wolves could have a positive effect on the health of some of the state’s ecosystems, which will then promote participation in “non-consumptive” forms of outdoor recreation and could increase revenue to businesses and governments that facilitate those activities.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Burden of proof of fair practice to fall on employers

first_img Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Burden of proof of fair practice to fall on employersOn 1 Oct 2003 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Employers advertising in the classified columns of The Lady ormale-orientated sports magazines could fall foul of changes to discriminationlaws that come into effect in 2005. Another casualty of a tranche of legislation from Europe is likely to be the‘old-boy network’ as restricting recruitment to internal candidates could breakthe law. Under the changes, the burden of proof for fair practice will shift toemployers. This will mean ensuring jobs are advertised in media likely to beseen by both sexes and all races. Recruiters could also find themselves in trouble if they ask forqualifications only available in the UK. Patricia Leighton, professor of European law at Glamorgan University and aspecialist in international and European employment law, said: “Unless anemployer can justify asking for UK qualifications, or qualifications in theEnglish language, because they are vital to the job concerned, they shouldn’tspecify them. And if they pay interview expenses to candidates based in the UKthey must also pay them to candidates based abroad.” Her warnings come in her book Recruiting within the Law, (co-authored withGiles Proctor), which has been published by the Chartered Institute ofPersonnel and Development. “The overall requirement of the law is transparency in the recruitmentprocess,” said Leighton. “It requires the decision-making process tobe open and fair.  The law is requiringdecisions to be based on the qualifications, skills and experience ofapplicants, to the exclusion of background and personal characteristics.” last_img read more

Christie’s International Real Estate, the world’s leading real estate agent, came to Croatia

first_imgThe attractiveness of Croatia as a top European destination as well as a destination that has great potential for the development of the luxury segment of the real estate market, was recognized by the world’s leading intermediary in luxury real estate, Christie’s International Real Estate, who just came to Croatia. Namely, Christie’s International Real Estate is expanding its business to Croatia through an associated company Remington Realty Croatia. Ivan Kovačić, CEO of Remington Realty Croatia “Real estate presents itself globally, combining new media with proven marketing tools and reaching out to reputable buyers, global investors and well-known business leaders. We will be happy to connect the owners of luxury real estate in Croatia with a high class of buyers and thus significantly develop the segment of luxury real estate in Croatia”Kovačić points out and adds that they have recognized Croatia as a destination that has great potential for the development of the luxury segment of the real estate market, and they plan to expand to the whole of Southeast Europe. The expansion of Christie’s International Real Estate’s business in Croatia and Southeast Europe is good news for the owners of prominent and luxury real estate in this area. Through the world’s leading brokerage house Christie’s International Real Estate and its marketing platform for the sale and rental of luxury real estate, followed by buyers from around the world, owners of prominent and luxury real estate can now easily put their property on the world market. A world symbol of sophistication and luxury Ivan Kovačić, CEO of Remington Realty Croatia: Croatia got an unrivaled platform for positioning on the global map of the luxury real estate market Remington Realty Croatia will mediate in the sale, purchase and rental of prominent real estate through Remington Realty and Christie’s International Real Estate network and global marketing platform, and business activities will include attracting international qualified buyers, investors and developers for real estate projects, as well as providing professional support and advising real estate sellers and developers. This is great news for Croatia, because the arrival of a global player in the luxury real estate business is not accidental, on the contrary, capital goes where it can be fertilized. This certainly gives an additional positive signal to other foreign investors and helps branding and positioning Croatia as a top destination. Holiday homes are growing rapidly, and so this year, where despite the coronavirus epidemic, luxury houses with swimming pools were in high demand. With the opening of the associated office of Christie’s International Real Estate, Croatia gets an unrivaled platform for positioning on the global map of the luxury real estate market, as well as to attract international qualified customers, he said Ivan Kovačić, CEO of Remington Realty Croatia. Otherwise, theirs Web page christiesrealestate.com records more than 52 million visits, and the size of Christie’s International Real Estate is best illustrated by the fact that their network has achieved in the last five years selling real estate worth $ 500 billion. Christie’s International Real Estate has been successfully trading luxury real estate around the world for more than 30 years, and they are theirs clients of prominent figures from public life and the business world, such as members of the Kennedy family or company founder Calvin Klein, whose estates they currently represent. The presence in 49 markets with 940 offices, among others in London, New York, Hong Kong, Moscow, Los Angeles and Chicago, speaks volumes about what kind of branding it is, and thus puts Croatia on the global map of luxury real estate. This global crisis has only accelerated the upward trend of luxury homes, and the fact that there was a great demand for them on the global scene even before the appearance of Covid19 is shown by the fact that the world’s largest hotel chain Marriott, last year launched a platform offering private luxury house rentals with a Marriott quality certificate. Croatia, mostly in the interior of Istria, and now the same trend is spreading along our entire coast and islands, has caught up relatively quickly and already has thousands of luxury holiday homes throughout the Adriatic. Christie’s International Real Estate is owned by the famous auction house Christie’s, founded back in 1766. Christie’s has been offering outstanding art, unsurpassed service and worldwide customers for hundreds of years, and annually holds about 350 auctions in over 80 categories, including all areas of fine art, decor, jewelry, photography, collectibles. In conclusion, luxury holiday homes will definitely remain in focus. Personally, I think that there will be a greater demand for luxury holiday homes than for higher category hotels, and these houses will become the first choice in the category of luxury tourism. This is confirmed by the arrival of Christie’s International Real Estate in Croatia.last_img read more

Medhi arrested on charges of betraying basket ball players

first_imgSTAFF REPORTERGUWAHATI: City Police on Tuesday night arrested secretary of Basket Ball Association, Assam Mukut Medhi on charges of betraying of young players. Medhi was arrested following an FIR lodged at Paltan Bazar police station by the parents of under-14 basketball players of the State.He was accused of betraying the players. Police sources said Medhi charged Rs 7,500 from each and every player who were recently sent outside Assam to participate in a national basket ball championship. Two teams of boys and girls consisting 12 members each were sent outside the State for the national championship.Parents alleged that Medhi extracted a huge amount of money from players while the registration fee for each team was Rs 350. They also alleged that players were sent outside without the approval of the Basket Ball Federation of India. Also Read: Local Sportslast_img read more

First ACC season presents tough tests highlighted by Florida State, Clemson, winnable games

first_imgPenn State, Saturday Aug. 31* Carrier DomeSyracuse faces Penn State for the first time since 2009, when the Nittany Lions topped the Orange 28-7. PSU is coming off of an 8-4 season, despite the heavy sanctions placed on the team in light of the Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal. The Orange has faced the Nittany Lions more than any other team in program history, playing 70 times since 1922 and every season since then until 1990, after SU joined the Big East and PSU went to the Big Ten.*In MetLife StadiumNorthwestern, Saturday Sept. 7 Carrier DomeThe Wildcats dropped the Orange to a season-opening loss last season, despite a 482-yard, 4-touchdown performance from Ryan Nassib. It was the 10th meeting between SU and NU and evened the all-time series, dating back to 1940, at 5-5. Head coach Scott Shafer’s team looks to retake the all-time advantage facing quarterback Kain Colter, who passed for two touchdowns and ran for one in last year’s game.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWagner, Saturday Sept. 14 Carrier DomeWagner head coach and athletic director Walt Hameline initiated the scheduling of this matchup, according to The Staten Island Advance. The Seahawks are a Football Championship Subdivision team, and played their first Football Bowl Subdivision opponent last season when Wagner lost 7-3 to Florida Atlantic from the Sun Belt Conference.Questions remain whether this game will count toward Syracuse’s bowl eligibility. Deputy director of athletics and scheduler Herman Frazier told Syracuse.com that Wagner confirmed the game would. The NCAA allows one FCS game to count toward bowl eligibility each year, as long as the school gives 90 percent of its allotted 63 scholarshipsduring a “rolling two-year period.” Wagner, though, only offers 40 scholarships. Last year’s Florida Atlantic contest never became relevant, as FAU finished 3-9.Tulane, Saturday Sept. 21 Carrier DomeSyracuse and Tulane last met Oct. 8, 2011, in front of 23,188 in the Superdome. The Orange won 37-34 as Ross Krautman kicked the game-winning 21-yard field goal as time expired. Antwon Bailey rushed for 111 yards and a touchdown on 24 carries. It was the first time an SU team had played in the Superdome since Carmelo Anthony’s Orangemen won the national championship there on April 7, 2003. The Green Wave finished 2-10 last season.Clemson, Saturday, Oct. 5 Carrier DomeSyracuse’s Atlantic Coast Conference opening game should be one of its toughest, and certainly its hardest, in the Dome. In each of the past two seasons, the Orange has knocked off a top-15 team in the Dome, but those have come later in the season. SU will likely have a startling welcome as it goes against the Tigers, who have been the ACC’s most consistent program in recent seasons, and returns All-American quarterback Tajh Boyd and star wide receiver Sammy Watkins.North Carolina State, Saturday, Oct. 12, Raleigh, N.C.Syracuse makes its first trip to the heart of ACC country as it travels to Raleigh, N.C., for the first of several winnable league tilts on the road. Both teams leaned on the strength of their veteran quarterbacks – Mike Glennon for North Carolina State and Ryan Nassib for the Orange – but their departures leave big shoes to fill. This game, like so many on SU’s schedule, will come down to how quickly the inexperienced quarterbacks can develop.Georgia Tech, Saturday, Oct. 19, Atlanta, Ga.Syracuse’s second ACC road trip takes the Orange down to Atlanta, where it will get its first of potentially many opportunities against Georgia Tech’s vaunted triple-option attack. Though the Yellow Jackets had a pedestrian 7-7 season, they still took home the ACC Coastal Division championship after a 6-6 regular season before losing to Florida State in the conference championship game. The trip to GT is yet another winnable game for the new-look SU squad.Wake Forest, Saturday, Nov. 2 Carrier DomeSyracuse returns to the Dome after two weeks away to face another mediocre ACC foe in Wake Forest. The Demon Deacons failed to qualify for a bowl game last season, and their only two ACC wins came against doormats Virginia and Boston College. The Orange comes into this one off of a bye week and kicks off a grueling stretch of five games in November that takes the Orange to the end of the season.Maryland, Saturday, Nov. 9, College Park, Md.Syracuse starts its final third of the season with a trip to Maryland. The Terrapins went 4-8 last season and only 2-6 in conference play. They also lost their final six games of the season. Due to a rash of injuries, Maryland had no stability at the quarterback position. Five different players went under center during the season, and Maryland hit rock bottom when linebacker Shawn Petty moved to quarterback. Much like Syracuse, the Terrapins will have a quarterback competition starting with spring football practice. Maryland finished the 2012 season last in the ACC in total offense. With the Terps coming off of a bad season and having plenty of question marks heading into 2013, there’s no question this could be a good game for the Orange, despite playing on the road.Florida State, Saturday, Nov. 16, Tallahassee, Fla.When Syracuse travels down to Tallahassee, Fla., it’ll be in for one of its toughest games of the season. Florida State is a perennial power in the ACC. The Seminoles finished last season ranked No. 10 in the Associated Press Top 25 poll. They were first in the ACC in scoring defense and third in scoring offense. Florida State ended the year with a 12-2 record and went 7-1 in the ACC, capped with a win over Northern Illinois in the Discover Orange Bowl. FSU will have a new quarterback after EJ Manuel, who averaged 242.3 yards per game in 2012, graduated and is moving on to the NFL. Even still, the Seminoles are poised to be one of the top teams in the ACC in 2013. This is going to be a very challenging game for Syracuse.Pittsburgh, Saturday, Nov. 23 Carrier DomeSyracuse knows Pittsburgh well. The two announced their departures from the Big East together, and are heading to the ACC for their inaugural seasons at the same time. The Orange beat the Panthers 14-13 in a Friday night game this past season. Pittsburgh finished last season 6-7, 3-4 in the Big East. The Panthers will have a new quarterback after Tino Sunseri graduated. This is a winnable game for the Orange, especially since it’s at home. Pittsburgh is not going into the ACC with the same momentum Syracuse is, so the Panthers could struggle in their first season in a competitive conference. While the Orange will also have a number of new starters on both sides of the ball, SU beat Pitt last year, knows the Panthers’ schemes and has the advantage of playing in the Dome.Boston College, Saturday, Nov. 30 Carrier DomeSyracuse closes out the regular season against former Big East foe Boston College. The Eagles had a miserable season last year — they finished 2-10 and went just 1-7 in the ACC. BC finished 11th in the ACC in scoring offense and ninth in scoring defense. The Eagles ranked near the bottom of the conference in almost every category. The season ended with the firing of head coach Frank Spaziani and the hiring of former Temple head coach Steve Addazio. Syracuse beat Addazio’s Owls 38-20 down in Philadelphia to close out this past regular season. Hosting a struggling Boston College team in the final game of the regular season is big for Syracuse, and with Pitt the week before, the Orange could finish the year 2-0. If Syracuse still needs one or two wins for bowl eligibility at this point, the Orange has a cushion the last two weeks of the season. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Related Stories Syracuse announces inaugural ACC football schedulecenter_img Published on February 27, 2013 at 12:16 amlast_img read more