TAMPA, FL – JANUARY 09: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide speaks during a press conference after the Clemson Tigers defeated the Alabama Crimson Tide 35-31 in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium on January 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)Over the weekend, an Alabama football player was arrested on suspicion of DUI. Redshirt freshman offensive lineman Hunter Brannon arrested in Tuscaloosa, Ala. early Sunday morning.Head coach Nick Saban released a statement about the player’s arrest on Sunday.“We are very disappointed any time a player makes a choice that leads to this kind of behavior,” Saban said. “We are still in the process of gathering all of the details on the situation, and we will evaluate what we need to do in terms of appropriate discipline as we move forward.”On Tuesday night, Saban revealed the action took to discipline the player. Brannon has been suspended from the team and is not allowed to dress for games.Nick Saban: We suspended Hunter Brannon from the team. He’s not going to dress for any games right now.Said he’ll have some things to do behind the scenes (police ride around, community service, etc.)— Marq Burnett (@Marq_Burnett) October 23, 2018Alabama moved to 8-0 on Saturday with an impressive victory over Tennessee. The Crimson Tide get the weekend off before its hardest matchup of the season when the team travels to Death Valley to take on LSU.
The discussions came into light as the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka directed the PUCSL to take necessary steps to regularize the environment damage caused by the Norochcholei coal power plant. The direction was given with regard to the ongoing Fundamental Rights Application pending at the Supreme Court on the environmental impact of the power plant, which PUCSL informed that it has already commenced the process to reduce the damage caused by the fly ash as well as the remaining coal in that area. The first meeting was held on Wednesday, 5thApril 2017 and the representatives of various communities and institutions discussed in depth on all the issues that the villagers voiced and in the second meeting held on Monday, 24th April 2017, the villagers submitted all their issues and concerns in writing to the Committee.The Lakvijaya Power Station, also known as the Norochcholai Power Station is the largest coal power station in Sri Lanka. The plant which has the capacity of 900 MW generates about 39 percent of Sri Lanka’s total energy requirement. The need of establishing community based committees in order to work hand in hand with the Ceylon Electricity Board to resolve these types of issues that arise from time to time was also discussed in parallel to the development of a regulatory mechanism to address issues in the short, medium and longer term basis.The next meeting of the committee is scheduled for on 22nd May 2017 and the outcome of these discussions will be reported by PUCSL to the Supreme Court. (Colombo Gazette) The Supreme Court said, all the matters concerning the environmental damage caused,will be looked into by the PUCSL, which is the authority in law entitled to do so. Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL), the electricity sector regulator, held discussions with the communities that raised concerns on the environment impact of the Norochcholai coal power plant in the North Western Province.Accordingly, a committee of expertise appointed by the PUCSL in March 2016 to study the environmental impact that caused by the thermal power plants in Sri Lanka, the fisheries and farmer community, the representatives of the Ceylon Electricity Board, Central Environmental Authority, North Western Provincial Environmental Authority, Department of Coast Conservation and Environmental Foundation (Guarantee) Limited discussed in depth on the issues that the communities raised in this regard.