“As we anticipated, this validates UConn’s actions and decision making in this case from the outset in early 2018 based on our knowledge of NCAA rules and matters of compliance,” UConn President Susan Herbst said. “However, this is a serious matter and nothing about it merits celebration. This is an unfortunate chapter in the history of UConn men’s basketball, but it is time to move on.
You can unsubscribe at any time.Thank you for subscribingWe have more newslettersShow meSee ourprivacy noticeCommunity councillors for Thornhill and Blairdrummond have unanimously objected to plans for a new windfarm in the Stirling area.Force 9 Energy has lodged a proposal with Stirling Council planners for five turbines at Shelloch Wind Farm in the Fintry Hills.The spot is two kilometres north west of Wester Cringate and south of Ling Hill, 12km south west of Stirling and 7.5km east of Balfron.However, some objectors are already voicing concerns over the impact on the landscape.Although the site falls outwith the Thornhill and Blair Dummond Community Council (TBDCC) area, members say it will be clearly visible from a significant proportion of the council area, and therefore have an effect on the local community.TBDCC said this week it had been contacted by a significant number of residents from within the local community with concerns, prompting the community council to object on grounds including size and scale, landscape and visual aspects.They said: “With a tip height of 180m, the proposed turbines are materially larger than the previously consented windfarm at Shelloch.”The developer’s visual assessment of the proposal shows the proposed turbines prominent well above the skyline of the Fintry Hills, in a dominant position over the landscape. The proposed development would significantly disrupt the horizon and hill edges as seen from the north.Read MoreOpposition councillors dub Stirling Council budget survey ‘dangerous nonsense'”What the visual assessment cannot show is the effect of movement of the turbine blades. This dynamic effect draws the viewer’s eye towards the turbines, magnifying the effect of the turbines on the skyline.”The turbines will be visible from significant distances, in excess of 45km.
I did not think my business could fail for any other reason than myself. And I decided that night, that I just needed to make a decision whether I was going to stay open, or whether I was going to close for those two weeks. And whatever that decision was, was the best decision for me, and I wasn’t going to allow anyone else’s opinions to come into play.