Probe ordered into sudden islandwide powercut

The CEB said that the high amount of electricity generated on Sunday could not cope with the little demand for electricity that night and this could have resulted in the breakdown. (Colombo Gazette) Meanwhile the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) said the islandwide blackout was believed to have been as a result of low electricity demand and an increase in the power supply, Power and Energy Minister Ranjith Siyambalapitiya has ordered an investigation into the sudden power cut experienced islandwide last night.The power cut lasted for several hours and the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) said that the electricity supply was eventually restored. read more

Miller leads balanced NC Central to 7th in Emerald Coast

NICEVILLE, Fla. — Randy Miller scored 22 points, and three others added 15 each as North Carolina Central broke away early and defeated Southern 83-71 in the seventh-place game of the Emerald Coast Classic on Saturday.Miller scored 13 in the first half as NC Central used an 11-0 burst to scoot away from Southern and led 39-31 at the break.The Eagles (2-5) shot 65 per cent from the floor after halftime, making 15 of 23 shots. Miller shot 6 of 11 with three 3-pointers, converted 7 of 10 at the foul line and led with five assists. Larry McKnight, Rashann London and Raasean Davis each scored 15 with London shooting 6 of 7.Jayden Saddler paced Southern with 18 points, Sidney Umude added 17 with 10 rebounds and Eddie Reese scored 14.London scored on a drive six seconds into the second half and NC Central put together a 15-4 run in the first five minutes. Southern didn’t get closer than nine after that.The Associated Press read more