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Autumn optimism at Clive Emson

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Autumn optimism at Clive Emson previous nextAgencies & PeopleAutumn optimism at Clive EmsonThe Negotiator21st November 20160551 Views Clive Emson Auctioneers sold land and property worth £16.5 million at its September sale, with a catalogue of 138 lots achieving a 75 per cent sale rate.Managing Director James Emson said, “Our excellent results emphasise just how important it is to offer lots right across the range. With demand remaining strong, particularly among investors, and the market buoyant due in part to record low interest rates we are now offering clients even more ways to buy and sell.”Highlights included £1.25 million worth of Isle of Wight property; a former music venue, the Beacon Court Tavern in Gillingham, Kent, which sold for £370,000 and a fire-devastated terraced house in Rye, Sussex, went for £122,000.The Old Brewery in Dawlish, Devon, with residential conversion consent, smashed sold for £146,000, and in East Cornwall a cottage needing improvement, but in a four-acre riverside setting, attracted a buyer at £340,000.Clive Emson also launched a new digital service to complement the firm’s live auctions. Lots are sold upon the ‘fall’ of the electronic gavel, with bids placed online. Sellers pick a reserve price, a finishing date and time which suits them.James said, “There can be no doubt that the wind is strengthening with online property, so it makes sound sense to increase our share of the digital market while continuing to grow our popular live auctions.”live auctions Clive Emson Auctioneers digital service November 21, 2016The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more

USC writing professor sues school

first_imgUSC professor Gina Nahai has filed a workplace discrimination and harassment lawsuit against USC and the director of USC Dornsife’s Master of Professional Writing Program, Brighde Mullins.Mullins has been director for five years and is an award-winning playwright and poet.  Nahai, a 1988 graduate from the MPW program and award-winning author of four novels, has been an adjunct professor at the university since 1999.The lawsuit, filed at the Los Angeles Superior Court in September, claims that Nahai has been “systematically discriminated against because she is an Iranian Jew by the bigoted Director of the Master Writing Program.”The suit claims that Mullins had been “openly hostile and dismissive” to Nahai from their first meeting in 2008, the year Mullins was made director of the MPW program. It lists multiple occasions of alleged discrimination by Mullins toward Nahai.In one instance in early 2009, Mullins reportedly denied Nahai the opportunity to visit local departments and universities to promote the MPW program. When pressed on the matter by Nahai, Mullins allegedly replied, “It’s important to have the right face to represent us.”Another occurrence claims that Mullins supposedly removed Nahai from marketing materials related to the program. The record claims it was Mullins’ intention “to render [Nahai] invisible.”As time went on, Mullins allegedly attempted to cut Nahai’s compensation to “less than living wages.” Mullins cited budgetary restrictions, but the lawsuit states that at the same time “Mullins was hiring new teachers” and “expeditiously got rid of 10 of the most senior members of the faculty.”In the fall of 2010, Nahai allegedly confronted Mullins about her discriminatory behavior toward her and other older faculty members. Mullins allegedly “admitted that she should not have gotten rid of older employees,” and told Nahai, “You people [Iranian Jews] are very ambitious.”On multiple occasions, the lawsuit cites Mullins as making discriminatory remarks toward Nahai, referring to Nahai and Iranian Jews as “you people.” The court filing states that Mullins “meant prejudiced negative traits associated with Iranian Jews.”The lawsuit also claims that Nahai’s career has been “crippled,” and that Mullins refused to promote Nahai to assistant professor even though “she is the most qualified candidate.”In the spring of 2010, Mullins allegedly attempted to change the status of the MPW from a terminal to non-terminal degree. A terminal degree is the highest degree that can be achieved in a field.According to the lawsuit, Nahai was the only faculty member with this degree, and the decision “effectively would prevent [Nahai] from advancement to the title of Assistant Professor for not holding a terminal degree.”Within the last three months, the lawsuit claims that Nahai’s name “has been removed as a faculty member of the Associated Writing Program,” allegedly harming both herself and her professional reputation.The lawsuit states, “[Nahai] seeks only to be able to continue to teach, a true love in her life, and thrive in a discrimination-free work environment.”The filing also accuses the university of not properly responding to the discriminatory accusations.As a result of these alleged abuses, Nahai is claiming the loss of multiple benefits, salaries and promotional opportunities. She is seeking compensatory and punitive damages, as well as injunctive relief against future discrimination.Due to pending litigation, Mullins would not comment on the allegations. USC Vice Provost Martin Levine released a statement on the lawsuit to the Daily Trojan.“Ms. Nahai’s allegations have been looked into seriously within the university,” the statement said. “Considerations of privacy prevent me from going into the specific facts, but USC’s policy is to make all academic decisions on academic grounds, through established processes and committees, and consistent with our values.”USC’s Office of General Counsel has also released a statement to Jewish Journal earlier this month.“The university is committed to a teaching and learning environment free from unlawful harassment and discrimination. Ms. Nahai had already made her claims known to the university prior to filing this lawsuit, and the university has determined that they are wholly without merit,” the statement said. “The university is proud of its diverse and talented MPW faculty, including its director, Ms. Brighde Mullins, and will vigorously defend against these unfounded allegations.”Tracy Chabala, a student of the MPW program from 2005 to 2008, said that she and fellow alumni were shocked over the allegations and the university’s stance.“It was all very surprising to us now that it’s gone public,” Chabala said. “I found it troubling that the university would put more faith in this new director instead of showing loyalty to one of its alums.”Chabala wrote a letter to President C. L. Max Nikias regarding her concerns over how the university has handled Nahai’s case.“It’s on behalf of all the other students because we’ve been in casual contact with each other and everyone is pretty shocked,” she said. 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England Golf drives on with sport for all policy

first_img England Golf has re-affirmed its commitment to ensuring the game is fully-inclusive after a new survey indicated a strong desire among disabled people to become more engaged with sport.The Annual Disability and Activity survey, commissioned by the Activity Alliance and supported by Sport England, has produced findings which show disabled people are keen to increase their levels of sport participation, but many are frustrated with opportunities available.The survey of more than 2000 respondents published today details that 81% of disabled adults want to get into sport.Over 70% of those canvassed are looking to improve or maintain their physical health through sport.However, four in 10 of those questioned feel they are not given the chance to be as active as they would like to be compared to seven in 10 non-disabled people.England Golf’s Inclusion and Wellbeing Manager, Jamie Blair, is passionate about making sure golf is delivered to as wide an audience as possible.“We are very much of the opinion that golf is a sport for everyone,” he said.“It does not surprise me to learn disabled people are highly motivated when it comes to getting into sport or maintaining a link to their preferred activity. That has been our experience too.“As a governing body committed to being fully inclusive, it is down to us to make sure as many doors as possible are left open.“This year we have increased the scope of our English Amateur Championship for golfers with a disability.“For the 2020 edition at Whittlebury Park, competitors are being welcomed from all over the world and not just England.“There will also be a women’s net event taking place within the championship for the first time in recognition of the demand from competitors.“At golf club level, we are also working closely with organisations linked to Parkinson’s Disease and the Stroke Association.“Here we want to make sure golfers are encouraged to keep enjoying some format of the game or a link to their golf clubs even if their health has deteriorated.“An initiative with the Alzheimer’s Society is also now firmly established.“We want to make the game dementia friendly for the 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK.“We have provided resources for clubs and professionals looking to work with people living with dementia.“Our Club Support Officer network is working hard up and down the country.“The CSOs not only make sure anyone with an interest in golf can get access to a facility, but that those who may worry about having to drift away from the game as a result of any form of disability or health condition are encouraged to find new ways to stay engaged.”Among the key recommendations made by the Activity Alliance report is for sport to challenge perceptions through inclusive communications and for governing bodies to design and lead a choice of accessible activities.Blair added: “At England Golf  we are always striving to find new ways to include more people in the game.“We will continue to do this and communicate the message widely so that as many people can get into golf or stay involved with a sport they love.”For the full survey findings please click herePhotograph credit: Leaderboard 28 Jan 2020 England Golf drives on with sport for all policy last_img read more