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Black luxury property ownership grows

first_img15 March 2013Growth of black owners in the South African property market has more than doubled in the last 10 years, according to the 2013 Property Report by property data provider Lightstone.The report found that this change had yet to be reflected in the rest of the property market.“Despite this, it is interesting to note that black ownership in the luxury property market – properties valued at R1.5-million or more – has more than doubled to 7.8% from 3.3%,” managing director of Lightstone, Andrew Watt, said in a statement.“This is clearly attributable to the increasing spending power of the middle- to upper-income black consumer; however it should be noted that this originates from a small base where the volumes remain marginal.”Watt also said that South African property ownership patterns generally had shifted over the years.“Looking at the market as a whole across all races, it is interesting to note that female-only ownership has increased over the last 10 years – even slightly outstripping male-only ownership,” he said.“As a result, the market is now fairly evenly divided between female-only, male-only and properties co-owned by both genders.”According to the report, female-only growth is highest in the black population; if the affordable/township market is excluded, however, black female-only ownership is in line with trends in the white community.“The South African property market has been through a difficult period over the last five years, but it is heartening to see that even with the introduction of the National Credit Act and more stringent lending conditions, we are continuing to see transformation in the owned-property market,” Watt said.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Delhi hospital hires bouncers to deter attacks from patients and relatives

first_imgPradeep Kumar, a muscular man in shades and tattoos, pulls up on a motorcycle, ready for his job as a bouncer. Not at a nightclub, but at another workplace where violence is common in India: a hospital.He and his burly colleagues keep the emergency and labor rooms from filling up with patients’ often agitated relatives and friends. The bouncers are polite, yet so tough-looking that people think twice about ignoring their orders.”These guys look like they walked right out of an action movie,” said Pawan Desai, who brought his 4-year-old daughter to Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hospital for treatment for a cut on her hand.Working in an Indian hospital can be dangerous. In April, a week before DDU hired the bouncers, friends of an emergency-room patient punched a doctor in the face and broke his nose before going on a rampage with hockey sticks, swinging at windows, lights, furniture and medical staff.The medical staff at DDU, a government hospital, had faced nearly one attack a month and had gone on strike 20 times over six years demanding better security. Since the hospital replaced its middle-aged, pot-bellied guards with bar bouncers, bodyguards, and wrestlers sporting muscles and tattoos, “there hasn’t been a single incident,” said Dr. Nitin Seth, the doctor who was injured in April.”These guys do a good job controlling the crowds,” he said.Thousands of attacks occur in Indian hospitals every year, said Dr. Narendra Saini, spokesman for the Indian Medical Association.In January, a man in Chennai was charged with using a sword to hack to death a surgeon he held responsible for his pregnant wife’s death during surgery. Three months later, a mob at a Delhi hospital beat up six doctors in retaliation for supposed sexual misconduct after the medical staff unsuccessfully tried to resuscitate a female patient using CPR.When someone dies in the hospital, relatives often start blaming – even attacking – doctors. At expensive private hospitals, families feel especially cheated, Saini said. “They expect their patient to live because that’s what they paid for.”The DDU Hospital guards, a team of 21 split across three shifts, cover the busiest areas of the campus, especially the emergency and labor rooms.People who come in with pregnant or trauma patients “are most likely to lose their cool,” Kumar said. “That’s why we try not to let in more than one per patient.”The only way to prevent a bad situation from getting worse is to keep people moving and not let crowds collect at all, said Dr. Promila Gupta, the hospital’s medical superintendent. “I think what works for our new guards is that the (patients’) relatives are afraid of them because of their good physique,” she said.Despite the tough image, Kumar and the other guards are a soft-spoken bunch. “We don’t let anyone in unless they need to be there, and we know how to be polite about it,” he said.”First we talk nice,” said bouncer Amarjeet Singh. “If they don’t listen, troublemakers are taken to the Casualty Medical Officer’s room to sort things out, and if that doesn’t work, police from the nearby post are called in to get them evicted.”In any case, we are not allowed to rough anyone up,” he added.Few Indian hospitals can afford this kind of security. The generally overcrowded and understaffed government facilities often don’t even have the resources they need to save lives, said Dr. Saini of the Indian Medical Association.Dr. Prithvi Madhok, a former surgeon at some of Mumbai’s top hospitals, has studied the rash of doctor assaults in India and said hiring better security will not solve the underlying problem.”As a society, we are just not trained to be patient. We don’t wait for our turn, or let things go through their due process,” he said.Madhok said patients or their attendants turn violent because they think they can get away with it. Attacking a doctor might be a serious crime, “but in my several years of practice, I have never seen anyone get booked for it,” he said.Seth, the DDU doctor, is glad that the new guards are serving as a deterrent.”These guys save lives too,” he said. “Just as doctors here are always ready to save a patient, these bouncers are here to save us doctors.”advertisementlast_img read more

13 days agoSolskjaer keen for Man Utd to use Spanish scouting service

first_imgSolskjaer keen for Man Utd to use Spanish scouting serviceby Paul Vegas13 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keen to use a Spanish consultancy service to help with transfer plans.Solskjaer has recommended to United they join the client list of Madrid-based company Driblab which has a detailed database on more than 100,000 players and potential signings, says the Daily Mail.A dozen clubs in La Liga are already subscribers as are Nottingham Forest who used the available information before making a number of signings in the summer to aid their promotion push to the Premier League.Driblab evaluates the strengths and weaknesses of players from the age of 16 in more than a hundred different competitions – down to the detail of how injuries affect their ability or run and kick the ball. They also use an advanced algorithm to draw up an expected goals formula to see if attackers and goalkeepers are performing above or below standard. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Ezekiel Elliott Got His Wisdom Teeth Out, And The Painkillers Haven’t Worn Off Quite Yet

first_imgA closeup of Ezekiel Elliott during an Ohio State game.GLENDALE, AZ – JANUARY 01: Running back Ezekiel Elliott #15 of the Ohio State Buckeyes on the sidelines during the BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 1, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. The Buckeyes defeated the Fighting Irish 44-28. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott, the star of the College Football Playoff, underwent surgery to remove his wisdom teeth Friday morning. Judging by the way he’s been acting on Twitter, the painkillers he was given afterwards haven’t quite worn off. He’s been hilarious for over an hour now.it was a success! pic.twitter.com/5ZmEV0VpdW— Dawn (@itz_mizdee) February 6, 2015Fresh out of wisdom teeth surgery— EzekielElliott#⃣1⃣5⃣ (@EzekielElliott) February 6, 2015“@ArianFoster: In the dentist about to go under to get the wisdom out of my teeth, and they have Mike Jack playin’. Smh” twins— EzekielElliott#⃣1⃣5⃣ (@EzekielElliott) February 6, 2015Someone come take care of me— EzekielElliott#⃣1⃣5⃣ (@EzekielElliott) February 6, 2015Baddies only lol— EzekielElliott#⃣1⃣5⃣ (@EzekielElliott) February 6, [email protected]_8 sympathy nuggets. The plan in infallible— EzekielElliott#⃣1⃣5⃣ (@EzekielElliott) February 6, 2015Sooooo hungry— EzekielElliott#⃣1⃣5⃣ (@EzekielElliott) February 6, 2015Omg mashed potatoes— EzekielElliott#⃣1⃣5⃣ (@EzekielElliott) February 6, 2015“@gkeyknee: @EzekielElliott sounds like you’re thirsty…” Get off my— EzekielElliott#⃣1⃣5⃣ (@EzekielElliott) February 6, 2015My dad has left me home alone. Stranded to die— EzekielElliott#⃣1⃣5⃣ (@EzekielElliott) February 6, 2015Guess he doesn’t love me— EzekielElliott#⃣1⃣5⃣ (@EzekielElliott) February 6, 2015I think Zeke’s pain pills are working.— Ben Axelrod (@BenAxelrod) February 6, 2015Keep doing you, Zeke.last_img read more

Like father like son for Ohio State wrestlings Tom and Jake Ryan

OSU redshirt freshman Jake Ryan during a match against Nebraska at St. John Arena on Jan. 17. OSU won 21-17. Credit: Muyao Shen | Asst. Photo EditorOhio State coach Tom Ryan has a special relationship with all of his wrestlers, but he might be forgiven for admitting he has a closer bond than usual with redshirt freshman Jake Ryan.The two share more than a last name. They also share blood ties, being father and son.Jake Ryan joined the team last season after coming to OSU by way of Olentangy Liberty High School, where he was a star wrestler.Tom Ryan has been the wrestling coach at OSU since 2006, having come from Hofstra University, where he spent 11 years at the helm. Before that, he was an assistant at Indiana and a standout wrestler at Iowa.It’s no wonder his son picked up the sport.“He definitely introduced me to it, but he never forced me and never made me do anything,” Jake Ryan said. “It is a big factor as to why I fell in love with the sport. When you’re pushed really hard like that from a father’s aspect, it makes the sport less fun.”He started wrestling at age 6 while the family was living in New York.Tom Ryan developed a sharp eye for skill through his years of coaching, and even when his son was in elementary school, he recognized that Jake had talent.“He was strong and stayed in good position,” the coach said. “You hope that at some point he loves it enough to continue to do it at this level. There is only one way to continue at this level. You have to have some sort of love for it.”Jake Ryan was Olentangy Liberty’s first two-time state placer, and despite being recruited by universities like Duke, he said he had no doubt he would wear scarlet and gray.Being in such close proximity to his family was a huge factor in his decision to come to OSU. They are never far away whenever he wants a home-cooked meal or to visit his siblings.OSU wrestling coach Tom Ryan. Credit: Courtesy of OSUOf the four children in the Ryan family, only Jake has taken up competitive wrestling at the collegiate level. His younger brother, Teague, died at the age of 5 of a congenital heart condition, which is shared by his older brother, Jordan. The family also has a daughter, Mackenzie, who is 15.The youngest Ryan son showed great promise in the eyes of his father before he died.“Not only do I have a son on the team, but I have another son who wrestled, as well, that had equally, if not more, talent as a young kid that never got the opportunity to do this,” the coach said. “It puts both (himself and Jake) in a very unique scenario.”Tom Ryan said he thinks his family’s situation — losing an athletically gifted son, yet still having another one able to wrestle collegiately —  transpired in an unlikely manner.“It makes the scenario almost one in a million,” the coach said. Even through tragedy, both Jake and Tom Ryan have persevered to earn their way to this point. The coach led the Buckeyes to their first team title last season, and his son has wrestled his way into the top 25 in the nation at the 157-pound class with a 13-2 record this season.Both of the Ryans said they feel fortunate to have this chance before them.“We are both extremely grateful,” the coach said. read more

Heungmin feels connected to the Spurs fans

first_imgThe South Korean footballer is happy after more than 70,000 fans were part of the historic win 3-0 against Borussia Dortmund.Last week, Tottenham Hotspur and Son Heung-min defeated German Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund 3-0 at Wembley Stadium.And the more than 70,000 fans that were there to support the English Premier League team went home happy.Who is also happy is South Korea superstar Son Heung-min, who has talked to the team’s official website to praise the club’s supporters.Son Heung-min started his professional career in 2010 with Hamburger in the German Bundesliga.He quickly rose in the squad and in 2013 he was bought by Baker Leverkusen, where he spent two years.It was in 2015 when he moved to England, where he has played 172 matches for his team, scoring 63 goals.“Our fans support us with heart,” he started saying.“I respect them and I support them as well.”Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“Even when I don’t play well, I try to pay them back as much as possible, try to work as hard as possible, this is most important,” he continued.“It’s about winning and losing, but we have to show people respect as well.”“This is what I try to do. I don’t know if I’m always doing well, but I always try my best, especially for the people around me and the fans as well,” the footballer concluded.The team will now play against Burnley on Saturday, then will visit Chelsea in the middle of the week and then host Arsenal on March 2nd.The second leg of the Champions League Round of 16 series will be played on March 5th, as they visit the Signal Iduna Park with a 3-0 advantage over the German club.🇸🇬 Singapore and Shanghai in July! 🇨🇳Click below for more on #SpursTour2019. 👇— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) February 19, 2019last_img read more