Oh Dear, he has done it again. Nick Kyrios has riled tennis sports commentators with his latest meltdown at the Cincinnati Masters. He had won the first set against his Russian opponent, Karen Khachanov. Then the demons struck him again. He threw a towel over a camera forcing the broadcaster to switch to an overhead view.
Kyrios went on to verbally abuse the chair umpire Fergus Murphy with a string of profanities. Vision was captured of him smashing tennis racquets in the corridor.
Ben Fordham, a Sydney radio presenter for 2GB said Kyrgios “needs a psychiatrist, medication and a straitjacket.”[*]
Will the $167,000 fine make any difference? Doubtful.
With this latest outburst, Nick Kyrios is rapidly using up the last vestiges of respect that may have existed within the sporting community at large. Personally, I do not think that the fine is a proper punishment. It should have been backed up with a 6-month ban. He will miss out on two majors including the Australian Open.
Welcome to It’s A Dogs Life Diary episode 1. This is my friend Alice. She came over to visit today and we had a high old time. My Human would through my toy turtle for me to fetch, which I joyfully did with Alice running after me. I would drop the turtle at my Human’s feet and as he tried to pick it up, Alice grabbed it and bolted out of our door into the garden beyond.
I, of course, followed her out there and was distracted by a scent that wafted past my nose on the breeze. I went over to the source of the scent which was a plant pot.
I was, quietly sniffing the aroma of a Toby, my housemate who had visited the plant pot and cocked a leg against it earlier in the day. I was just considering adding my own two drips worth when I heard a sudden noise in the driveway.
It was that Human on a motorbike again. He pulled some bits of paper out of his bag and stuffed them inside our decorative post thingy. This was unforgivable. We did not want his rubbish on our property. Rest assured, when my Human came outside, I would greet him with an update on the day’s events. Now, where was I?
Oh yes, that plant pot. That is Toby pictured above. He always joins in when there is someone or something to bark at, but he is not really that much of a player. Now Milo’s another matter altogether. When we got together the last time we chase each other like crazy. I was pretty tired after that day. Perhaps I will tell you about that next time. Woof Woof.
Our war on terrorism in Australia consists of a set of laws designed to protect our citizens from attack by terrorist forces. We also have dedicated border security to ensure terrorists from Islamic State or any other radical factions are unable to gain entry into Australia.
You and I are also part of the war on terror. We are expected to be vigilant, always watching out for any suspicious actions by others. Should you see an unattended bag in an airport terminal, you should not touch it, but report it to the nearest official you can find. That may not be an actual security guard. It could, for example, be the attendant at the boarding counter.
Proposed Changes To Anti-Terrorism Laws In Australia
Peter Dutton is proposing a change to our anti-terrorism laws. Mr. Dutton wishes to have the laws amended to prevent Australians who have been fighting as a terrorist from allowed back into Australia.
For 2 years!
Dutton went on to say that under our constitution, 2 years was the most he could push for. Do you not agree that this is absolutely ridiculous? If an Australian has decided to fight for Islamic State he or she should be banned from ever returning to Australia’s shores.
I, for one, do not care if they have been fighting for Islamic State because they believe in their cause, or if they have been fighting as paid mercenaries. Once you have gone down that path, there should be no way back.
We want nothing to do with terror. Mr. Dutton says the constitution prevents lifetime bans. I think we should lobby our local MP to fight for a change to the constitution in order that we can keep these people out of Australia forever.
Rafael Nadal’s rankings show that in his illustrious career he is currently number two in the world singles ATP rankings he has held the number one spot 8 times with two sets of concurrent years and one run of 4 consecutive years from 2008 till 2011.
And now at Wimbledon 2019, he has said he feels he is no longer able to run the distance required for the long rallies in Grand Slams tournaments. Rafael Nadal not fit? Really? Raffa also said that because of this, his game plan was becoming more focussed on winning quick points.
So I wonder, are you and I going to witness a changing of the guard with new blood taking up the mantle of superior play coupled with humility and respect? Which relatively new player do you think is capable of filling the shoes of one of tennis’s all-time greats?
The new citizenship woes for the Australian Parliament involve the “right to abode” which, it seems, is rife amongst our politicians.
This right to abode gives the members of parliament in question [possibly 20 or more] the right to travel to the UK and take up permanent residence there. This again equates to them holding dual citizenship.
It must surely make you wonder why on earth this was not sorted out with the last round in which the high court ruled that they could not represent you in parliament.
Is it not possible that they are using this as a smokescreen to hide the fact that the government is shying away from its responsibility to address the global issue of climate change?