South-west, South-south Zones Dominate Chevron Junior Tennis Masters

first_imgThe boy’s 12 final took an almost similar pattern with the No.1 seed, Seun Ogunsakin (aka Nadal) from the South-west, also a runner-up in the last edition, rallying back from a set down to clinch the title 7-10, 10-5, 10-8.Rebecca Ekpeyong of the South-south retained her title with a tough 12-10, 10-12, 10-3 victory over Jesutoyosi Adeusi of the South west.With top 16s like Omolade Aderemi, Favour Moses, and Omolayo Bamidele promoted to the seniors, it was assumed that 15 year-old Ekpeyong was going to have an easy tournament but that proved not to be the case as she also had a testy semifinal match against Mary Udofa from the North-central.Daniel Adeleye from the South-west prevented a family sweep of the 16s by the Ekpeyongs by defeating David Ekpeyong, younger brother of Rebecca, 10-7, 11-13, 10-4.“We are happy with the outcome” said Peter Ekpeyong father of Rebecca and David. “We have a lot of sports talent in the South – south and it is obvious that the Chevron Tennis Programme is yielding dividends by bringing up the sporting talent in the zone.”The Chairman/Managing Director of Chevron Nigeria, Mr Jeffrey Ewing, in a brief speech commended the impressive standard of the young players and in his words “a well run tournament.”The grand finale attracted a lot of dignitaries including the deputy governor of Lagos State, who was represented as well as the Commissioner for Youth and Social Development, Mr Segun Dawodu who also made some remarks commending the sponsors and organisers for a far reaching project. Also making a cameo appearance and taking pictures with the champions was Nigerian-born Frenchman, Calvin Emery, winner of the two legs of the 2019 Lagos Open.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Players from the South-west and South-south Zones of the country completely dominated the eight events of the Chevron Junior Tennis Masters which ended at the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club on Sunday.The tournament which featured two age categories – boys and girls 12s and 16s – was the culmination of a three-month long training programme which impacted over 1500 school and out-of-school children in seven target locations.The masters tournament featured the best players from the training programmes and the best players from the six zones of the country.The grand finale started with the girl’s 12 between Nene Yakubu of the South-west, runner up in the last edition, and Favour Amaechi from the South-south.Yakubu who was favoured to win and got majority support from about 1000 students and children who attended the finals, overcame a late surge from Amaechi which saw the Port Harcourt-based girl take the second set to win 10-7, 8-10, 10-3.last_img read more

Minecraft Monday Week 9: Teams, live stream and results

first_imgLast week’s winners (NeedleXD & MCMorganPlayz) are interestingly enough not participating this week. But we see a lot of other familiar names like Technoblade, Vikkstar, BadBoyHalo, and Skeppy among others. Unfortunately UMG changed up its website, so there will no longer be a live leaderboard to follow on this page. Instead, you’ll have to visit their site (which can be viewed below.Past winners include: ShotGunPlays & Technoblade won Week 1, Technoblade & iBallisticSquid won Week 2, traves & cscoop won Week 3, Vikkstar123 & Preston won Week 4, Skeppy & BadBoyHalo won Week 5, Technoblade & Schlatt won in Week 6, Badboyhalo & Skeppy won in Week 7 and NeedleXD & MCMorganPlayz won in Week 8.Let’s see who can win Week 9.How to stream Minecraft Monday Week 9UMG will be streaming the event live above.You can also watch live from individual streamers on their respective platforms (some stream on Twitch, others stream on YouTube, a rare few choose other outlets). Minecraft Monday Week 9 teams, rostersa6d | CaptainSparklez‪Ph1LzA‬ | TravesVikkstar | SkeppyGrandayy | DolanDarkFitz | SwaggerSoulsTechnoblade | JackSucksAtLifeBajan Canadian | JeromeASFFitMC | AlexRamiGamingMizkif | Erobb221DanTDM | ThinkNoodlesPapaplatte | BastiGHGVader | BuddahBadBoyHalo | DreamxQc | m0xyConnorEatsPants | Wilbursoot Keemstar and UMG have suspended Friday Fortnite for the time being, but Minecraft Monday is still ongoing.The popular event will continue on August 19th, starting at 4:00 p.m. ET | 1:00 p.m. PT. This is Week 9 of the event. Minecraft Monday Week 9 resultsUMG will be updating its leaderboard live throughout the event.The games being played this week are as follow:1. Hunger Games (Spark City)2. Bingo3. FTB4. Speed Parkour5. Skywars6. TnT Run7. One in the Chamber8. Spleef9. Hunger Games (Corrupted Spark City)last_img read more

Man travels to St. Lucie County to meet his long lost father

first_imgA Virginia Beach man traveled nearly 900 miles to St. Lucie County to meet his long lost father.Rod Hobbs, a father of two, told CBS12 “family is everything,” and for that reason, he spent years searching for his biological father.Hobbs worked closely with private investigators, and found a Port St. Lucie man who goes by “Bobby.”Bobby dated Hobb’s mother while he was training for the U.S. Navy., but lost contact after he was deployed.After 32 years of searching, Hobbs traveled to meet Bobbly, and soon after, two DNA tests confirmed that there is a 99.9 chance that he is his long lost father.Bobby said he never knew about the pregnancy, and offered an emotional apology to his adult son.Hobbs, now 47, said, “it was difficult growing up without a father,” and shared details of his struggle, which included him having to move out and live on his own at the young age fifteen.However, in spite of the hardships he’s faced, Hobbs has found it in his heart to forgive.“It’s the family I wanted my whole life that I didn’t think I would ever have,” he told CBS12.Click here to watch what happened.last_img read more

Coral Springs Dispatchers Fired For Mishandling 911 Call of Shooting

first_imgTwo Coral Springs dispatchers were fired and a supervisor suspended after a Broward woman called 911 dispatch three times in one night to report someone shot at her..but no officers showed up. 911 Dispatcher-911 CallCoral Springs Police Chief Clyde Parry says officers didn’t even realize the incident had occured at firstFL 911 Dispatcher a shootingOfficials began to look into how the supervisor could have mishandled the call…including looking at her Internet history, which showed she was logged into a Netflix account at the time of the call.last_img read more

Disney grants dying man’s wish to see final Star Wars film

first_imgDisney is granting a dying man his request to see the final Star Wars film before it’s released in theaters.A British hospice requested on behalf of one of its patients, saying time was not on his side.Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is scheduled to be released on December 20th in the UK.The man wanted to see the ninth and final film in the main canon story with his son before he dies.Disney CEO Bob Iger responded, saying they would be happy to share the movie with the patient and his family.Rise of Skywalker will be released on December 19th in the US.last_img read more

Secret Service mum after another incident at Mar-a-Lago

first_imgPalm Beach police were called to President Trump’s Mar-A-Lago club on Monday night to help the Secret Service with an unknown incident.Police spokesman Michael Ogrodnick said the Secret Service is the lead investigative agency and his department has no comment.No further details have been made available.The president and his family are currently in Washington D.C. Security at the club and other Trump properties has been heightened since last week when the U.S. military killed a top Iranian general in a surprise attack in Iraq, reports say.Stay with 850 WFTL for further updates.last_img read more