Customs Basketball Team may Miss African Playoffs

first_imgCustoms men basketball team are praying and hoping that they are able to make the trip to Egypt next month for the final playoffs of the African men’s club championship. The competition is billed to hold in Egypt from December 7 to 15.A member of the Customs squad who spoke with our reporter on the condition of anonymity said the players are still not certain if they will be in the North African country with barely two weeks for the teams to arrive in Cairo.He said, “We are training as a group but I am not sure that everyone in the team now believes that we will make the African final. We are encouraging the players to have faith and believe that everything is possible given the way we made the trip to Lome, Togo for the Zone Three qualifiers. Then it looked like we were never going to travel but we still made it at the last moment and we returned to the country with a ticket to the continental final.” He explained that communication hitches in Abuja created the situation for the team based in Lagos. “The explanation given to our Comptroller in Abuja was that we qualified to represent Nigeria and so we were congratulated with the expectation that the sports ministry would take over from there as we were going to fly the country’s flag. A correction has been made to that misunderstanding and we are now praying that we are able to get the funds early enough before it becomes too late for the jump ball.”Our checks on the teams’ record proved that the team which finished second behind Kano Pillars in the West African zonal playoffs also arrived in Togo last month with insufficient funding and it took last minute effort to save the Customs and Nigeria embarrassment as the team registered for the qualifiers at deadline hour set by FIBA Africa Zone Three officials.The Customs men are playing their first continental competition after finishing second in the DStv Nigerian league behind the Pillars.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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Watch Dogs on PC with Ultra settings requires a Core i7 GeForce

first_imgIt’s a little over a month now until Watch Dogs will see a release across consoles and PC. Those picking up the console version of the game don’t have any hardware tweaking to do, but if you want to enjoy Watch Dogs as Ubisoft intended on PC, you’re going to need to run it on Ultra settings.But what constitutes Ultra settings? Jonathan Morin, creative director for Watch Dogs, has divulged the required PC spec via his Twitter account.Apparently the PC gameplay video Ubisoft released was recorded on a PC with a Core i7-3930K and a GeForce GTX Titan graphics card. However, the Ultra spec for the game that’s shipping next month includes a Core i7-4770K and a GeForce GTX 780. Those two components alone will set you back at least $800.Of course, you can run the game on much less powerful hardware, with the minimum spec being a Core 2 CPU and GeForce GTX 460 graphics card, but you won’t be seeing the graphics at anywhere near their best. The only other things you definitely need are 6GB of RAM and a 64-bit copy of Windows installed.You will also benefit from having a Nvidia rather than an AMD-branded graphics card, but only slightly. Morin confirmed the game supports the Nvidia-only TXAA (Temporal Anti-Aliasing), which creates smoother, clearer images by combining MSAA multisample anti-aliasing, post processing, and some temporal filters Nvidia created.So, who’s upgrading their rig in time for May 27? Or is this a game you think will be better experienced on one of the next-gen consoles?last_img read more

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