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first_imgFinn Harps have signed Derry City striker Nathan Boyle on a season-long loan.Ollie Horgan has made no secret of the fact he wants to boost his options in the forward department, and the signature of Boyle will be a timely boost to his squad.Boyle featured for Derry City on a few occasions last year, and is highly regarded by the management at The Brandywell. However, the management at Derry feel it would be beneficial for Boyle to get regular first-team experience in the First Division with Finn Harps.Horgan has signed Garbahn Friel from Cockhill Celtic and is hoping he can add French striker Wilfried Tagbo to his squad he has been very impressive in pre-season.Harps have been in good form in pre-season and have yet to concede a goal in four matches.However, Ollie Horgan will not read too much into that ahead of the new season which gets underway next month. But the former Fanad United manager will no doubt be encouraged by his side’s form in pre-season.   FINN HARPS SNAP UP DERRY CITY STRIKER ON LOAN was last modified: February 18th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Derry City FCFinn Harps FCNathan BoylenewssoccerSportlast_img read more

first_imgNational Women’s Day commemorates the Women’s March, comprising some 20 000 women of all races on the Union Buildings, on this day in 1956, to petition against the pass lawsAugust is Women’s Month in South Africa and Brand South Africa, along with the Sowetan, is hosting the Sowetan Dialogues to talk about issues affecting women.This leg of the dialogues will be held on 6 August at Bloemfontein City Hall in the Free State Province. The dialogue will focus on the roles women play in nation-building and in a democratic South Africa. It will also look at whether patriarchy still has a role to play in a democratic society. Patriarchy, according to the Oxford Dictionary, is: “A system of society or government in which men hold the power and women are largely excluded from it.”The dialogue starts at 6pm and includes panellists such as Sisi Mabe, Speaker of the Free State provincial legislature, and Mbuyiselo Botha, media and government relations manager at Sonke Gender Justice Network.Attendance is free but those wanting to secure their seats can message their names and surnames along with the word “Dialogues” to 48470. The SMS will be charged at R1.50.WOMEN’S DAYNational Women’s Day on 9 August is a public holiday in South Africa. The day commemorates the Women’s March, comprising some 20 000 women of all races on the Union Buildings, on this day in 1956, to petition against the pass laws. The laws would have required South Africans defined as black by The Population Registration Act to carry a pass.The pass was an internal passport for designated urban/metropolitan areas in which the bearer was authorised to live, work and travel. Under the laws, black South Africans were required to carry and produce their pass at all times within such areas. They would be arrested if they could not produce one. The laws would have served to maintain population segregation, control urbanisation, and manage migrant labour during the apartheid era. The pass laws would have severely restricted the movement of black South Africans, and especially affected black women’s ability to earn an income.WOMEN IN SOUTH AFRICATwo decades ago the majority of South African women had no rights. They worked in menial jobs and, except for the privileged few, lived their lives in the private sphere. Apartheid and a nationwide patriarchal culture had disenfranchised them.Then, in 1994, things looked up as everyone became equal, at least in theory; the new Constitution said so, after all, and of course, everyone could vote. But the fight to recognise women as adults and humans in their own right continued.The 1994 Women’s Charter for Effective Equality began with the words: “As women, citizens of South Africa, we are here to claim our rights.”The charter raised new hope for women, and today, South Africa’s constitution enshrines women’s rights in the passage that reads: “The state may not unfairly discriminate directly or indirectly against anyone on one or more grounds, including race, gender, sex, pregnancy, marital status, ethnic or social origin, colour, sexual orientation, age, disability, religion, conscience, belief, culture, language and birth.”But, in 2014, violence and other forms of discrimination against women are still a major concern across the country, as it is across the world, as patriarchy and misogyny still thrive. To counter this discrimination, to further women’s rights, and to recognise their contributions in the public and private spheres, President Jacob Zuma announced the Ministry for Women, Children and People with Disabilities in May 2009.The ministry aims to “monitor other government departments to ensure the mainstreaming of gender, children’s rights and disability considerations into all programmes of government and other sectors. This will help government to respond to issues of these targeted groups in an integrated and coherent manner.”ABOUT THE SOWETAN DIALOGUESThe Sowetan Dialogues aim to provide a platform for communities to talk with opinion leaders on issues that affect them, and on issues outlined in the National Development Plan. The dialogues aim to encourage community members to play their parts in driving social, developmental and economic change in their communities through active citizenship.There have been six dialogues so far this year: in Soweto, Johannesburg, Polokwane, Nelspruit, Durban and Mmabatho.They have covered topics ranging from the president’s State of The Nation Address; to the school dropout rate; to the role of the African community in ending apartheid in South Africa; and the role of today’s youth in South Africa compared to that of 1976; among others.last_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi, Jun 7 (PTI) EDITORS: Photos with Captions released today. To view thumbnails of these photographs, visit PTI website at..http.//www.ptinews.com NATIONAL Dehradun: Gentlemen cadet passing out ceremony (B) Mon: Encounter in Nagaland (B) Guwahati: Theft in Titan showroom in Guwahati (B) Patna: Pappu Yadav protesting (B) Nagpur: Chatrapati Shivaji Coronation Ceremony in Nagpur (B) Shillong: Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief ceremony (B) Mumbai: Urjit Patel announcing RBIs monetary policy (A) New Delhi: Students and activists protesting against killing of six farmers (B) New Delhi: Gurmeet Ram Rahim Ji Insan films success party (B) New Delhi: Announcement of Presidential election (B+A) New Delhi: Yechurys press briefing disrupted by a Hindu Sena activist (B) Guwahati: Seized answer scripts of APSC produced in court (B) Kolkata: BJP members meet WB Governor (A) Jammu: Storm in Reasi (B) Nagpur: Crime Branch of Nagpur Police arrested criminals (B) Gurugram: Arrest in Gurugram gangrape case (B) Varanasi: Protest against water and electricity supply issue (B) Chandigarh: Capt Amarinder Singh at meeting (B) Hyderabad: CPI activists protest (B) Ranchi: Hindu Samrajya Diwas (B) Birbhum: Locket Chatterjee having lunch at a farmers house (B) Howrah: Labourers work (A) Mumbai: Sanjay Nayak addresses press (A) Guwahati: Wild Asiatic elephants relax (B) Ujjain: Clash in Ujjain (B) INTERNATIONAL Kathmandu : Nepals newly elected PM Sher Bahadur Deuba, takes oath (B) Beijing: 5th Global CEO Council Round table summit (A) Pasay : The Philippine government temporarily suspended the deployment of Filipino workers to Qatar (B) Tokyo : Laos Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith talks with his Japanese counterpart (A) Jakarta : Suspected militants attend their sentencing hearing at East Jakarta District Court (B) Jerusalem : U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley greets Israeli President (B) Berlin : German Foreign Minister and Saudi Foreign Minister pose for a hand shake (A) New York: File?Eric Trump, son of President-elect Donald Trump (A) London : Religious leaders visit the scene of Saturdays attack in the London Bridge area (A) Cape Town: Heavy storms in the Sea Point neighborhood of Cape Town, (B) Vatican City : Pope Francis blesses an altar to be sent to South Korea (B) Berlin : A peacock flouncing its tail through the Rose Garden of the peacock island in Berlin(B) SPORTS Paris: French Open tennis tournament (A) Birmingham: ICC Champions Trophy match (B) London : Indias captain Virat Kohli speaks during a press conference (B+A) London: Indian cricketers at training session (B) PTI PHOTO VNA , UPTO 215 KISadvertisementlast_img read more