Manchester City beat Napoli 2-1 in their Champions League Group F match on Tuesday, maintaining their 100 percent record after three games, but Pep Guardiola’s side were forced to hang on despite going 2-0 up inside 13 minutes.City started as they left off in their 7-2 crushing of Stoke City in the Premier League on Saturday, attacking with a speed and fluency which the Serie A leaders struggled to cope with.Raheem Sterling put the home side ahead in the ninth minute, finishing with his left foot after Kyle Walker’s attempt to convert a David Silva pull-back was blocked.Four minutes later, the in-form Kevin De Bruyne created the second, powering down the right flank and delivering a pinpoint low cross to Gabriel Jesus who made no mistake.The Premier League leaders were producing wave after wave of attacks and the appreciative crowd sensed that this could be another massacre.Belgian midfielder De Bruyne fired a long-range shot against the bar in the 25th minute after a swift City counter-attack, and then Jesus had a goalbound effort cleared off the line by Kalidou Koulibaly.But then City began to lose focus, sloppily giving the ball away in dangerous positions, slowing down their breaks, and Napoli sensed that the game might not be just about damage limitation.The Italians had an opportunity to narrow the deficit in the 38th minute after Kyle Walker gave away a penalty but City’s Brazilian keeper Ederson produced a fine save to keep out Dries Mertens’ spot-kick.advertisementAfter the break, Napoli grew into the game, with some clever touches and smart movement troubling the City defence and John Stones needed to use his midriff to stop a Marek Hamsik shot that was heading for an open goal.Napoli’s reward came when they got a second chance from the spot in the 73rd minute, this time Amadou Diawara firing home after Faouzi Ghoujlam was tripped by Fernandinho.Despite some late pressure from Maurizio Sarri’s side, City showed some grit as they held on to secure their third straight win which leaves them on top of the group with nine points.”We knew they played patient football and had attacking threat. We knew it would be tough but we wanted to play our football,” said City defender John Stones.”At times it was great to watch. I am upset to concede the goal we did but overall … a great team performance. We have put ourselves in a good position (in the group). There are a lot of games to play still. This was a good test to see where we are at,” he added.Napoli are third on three points, trailing second-placed Shakhtar Donetsk who are on six.
SIPT Wraps up, Court on Break til February 15 Related Items:Gordon Kerr, Helen garlick, Sipt, Timothy O’Sullivan TCI: Judge rules there is ‘a case’; all nine defendants will go to trial in September Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 03 Jul 2015 – The outcome of the trial alleging that Timothy O’Sullivan and Gordon Kerr tried to rob the government of $1.5 million in stamp duty did not bring the results the Helen Garlick led prosecution or SIPT had hoped for; and it again raises questions about the team, which six years after being introduced as hired by the UK has still not netted the kind of results for which some had hoped. Timothy O’Sullivan in a media statement yesterday said the nightmare he has lived for the last three years is over with the not guilty verdict handed down yesterday in the SIPT case against him and another attorney, Gordon Kerr (Misick & Stanbrook). The two have been vindicated with the return of not guilty on all three charges of trying to cheat the government of $1.5 million dollars in the sale of Emerald Cay. The case started three years ago and O’Sullivan was thankful to staff, clients, associates and friends for standing by him throughout the trial. “Timothy O’Sullivan would like to thank the seven Belongers who sat on the jury for the care and time they took to reach the proper verdict of not guilty.” The partner in Miller Simons O’Sullivan law firm says he leaves the case behind with his reputation intact. Today, O’Sullivan and Kerr will head to court to make application for reimbursement of their legal fees. Misick & Hanchell question allegations going global
Read: Get these cheap GTX laptops while you canRead: Fastest gaming laptops, ranked 2:42 17 Photos Laptops Gaming Desktops 0 Tags The 17 most anticipated video games of 2019 How is Apex Legends different from Fortnite and PUBG? Fortnite Asus Huawei Intel Lenovo Nvidia Now playing: Watch this: Post a comment Share your voice If you want to release a video game that a million-odd people will download overnight, then a Fortnite-style free-to-play battle royale game seems like the way to go. Apex Legends, from Respawn and EA, has become an instant hit, thanks to its freemium business model and availability across PCs, Xbox and PlayStation. For PC players, Fortnite is a great example of a pick-up-and-play game that doesn’t need especially high-end hardware to run. But what about the new Apex Legends? We lined up a bunch of laptops for some anecdotal hands-on testing to see how the game plays. But first, here are the recommended minimum specs from each game’s developer:Fortnite Battle Royale minimum specsCPU: Intel Core i3 2.4 GhzRAM: 4GB GPU: Intel HD 4000Apex Legends minimum specsCPU: Intel Core i3-6300 3.8GHzRAM: 6GBGPU: Nvidia GeForce GT 640 / Radeon HD 7700Recommended specs for PC games are not always set in stone. Sometimes the minimum spec is barely enough to launch the game at a crawl, other times you can push the boundaries and play games decently on hardware never intended for it. New driver or game software updates can also make a big difference. One thing is clear: Fortnite is built to run on almost anything this side of a scientific calculator, while Apex Legends depends at the very least on a discrete graphics card. Here are some laptops in the CNET Labs we ran the game on, and what we found. Frame rates are from the onscreen fps counter built into EA’s Origin game launcher. Sarah Tew/CNET Huawei Matebook 13CPU: 1.8GHz Intel Core i7-8565URAM: 8GBGPU: Nvidia MX15018-24fpsResults: At the lowest graphics settings and a paltry 1,200×800 resolution, the game ran at around 18 to 24fps. That made for a choppy experience, but not one that was totally unplayable. In a pinch, you could probably kill some time playing Apex at the back of a crowded conference room. Stepping down even further, to Intel integrated graphics (in a Dell XPS 13), we got 14-20fps by turning every option down to its lowest setting, including the resolution. It’s technically playable like that, but don’t expect to actually hit anyone. Lenovo Legion Y7000PCPU: 2.2GHz Intel Core i7 8750HRAM: 16GBGPU: Nvidia GTX 106080-90fpsFor under $999, you can find many laptop options with Nvidia’s GTX 1060 GPU. It works fine with most new games as long as you keep detail levels modest. For a fast-paced shooter like Apex, I kept the resolution at 1,920×1,080 and detail levels at medium-to-high settings, and stayed above 80fps the whole time. Sarah Tew/CNET Alienware 17 R4CPU: 2.9GHz Intel Core i7-7820HKRAM: 16GBGPU: Nvidia GTX 108090-120fpsThe classic high-end gaming laptop configuration for the past few years. A single 1080 card can still chew through just about any game, and we hit between 90 and 120fps during a live match at full HD resolution and high detail settings. Asus Zephyrus GX701CPU: 2.2GHz Intel Core i7-8750H RAM: 24GBGPU: Nvidia RTX 2080 Max-Q90-140fpsThe ultimate high-end experience. At the highest detail settings and full HD resolution, the game ran between 90 and 140fps without any hitches or other issues. My biggest problem was getting flat-out murdered over and over (and over) again. It’s really way more graphics power than this game needs, but that just leaves you headroom for newer games coming later this year.