McEnroe and Navratilova ask to change the name of the Margaret Court track and investigate them

first_imgJohn McEnroe and Martina Navratilova, two legends of tennis, appeared Tuesday on the 1573 track of the Australian Open with a banner wherein the legend “Evonne Goolagong Area” was handwritten. The reason being that each requested the day earlier than it was modified the name of the discipline that bears the name of former Australian participant Margaret Court, the second in significance of the event after the Rod Laver. The legendary People imagine that it’s not truthful for an individual to criticize homosexuality to be acknowledged in Melbourne Park. Navratilova, married to the mannequin Julia Lemigova since 2014, learn an open letter calling on the authorities to perform the name change and put the Goolagong, an aboriginal former winner of seven Grand Slams and who was primary in the world and is a member of the Worldwide Tennis Corridor of Fame. The US nationalized Czech believes that some manifestations of Court “are extraordinarily dangerous to the LGTBI group” and that the legends of the sport that give name to sure services are often “on the proper facet of the story,” and that “Court doesn’t belong to that class.” It isn’t the first time Martina asks for the elimination of naming of the track, he already did it in 2017, when Court vetoed the Qantas airline as a result of its president was homosexual and supported same-sex marriages.For this conduct, McEnroe and Navratilova are being investigated and might be fined, since the Australian Open, which makes it clear that it helps “the range, inclusion and proper of folks to have their very own imaginative and prescient, in addition to their proper to categorical that opinion,” says the event “has laws and protocols concerning how any fan, participant or visitor can use the services, the occasion and the world situation it affords, to guarantee its integrity. ”last_img read more

Phil Coulter: “Lough Swilly was the scene of some of the most painful experiences in my life”

first_imgMusician Phil Coulter has spoken of the pain of losing two of his siblings in unrelated drowning incidents in Lough Swilly.The Derry native appeared on the Late Late Show last night alongside his wife Geraldine Branagan.After discussing how Dubliners legend Luke Kelly encouraged him to write about more personal experiences, Ryan Tubridy asked about Lough Swilly, which features in songs such as ‘By the Shores of Lough Swilly’ and ‘Star of the Sea’. “It was the scene of some of the happiest times of my life with my two brothers and two sisters when we were kids, and we would rent a little house on the shores of the swilly in Inishowen,” Coulter explained.“We’d learned to swim in that stretch of water, we’d play for those endless days in the summer together, and then in adult years it was the scene of some of the most painful experiences in my life when in two separate, unrelated incidents, both my sister and brother were drowned in Lough Swilly.”Phil Coulter’s brother Brian perished in the waters in 1984 while windsurfing. “My brother was windsurfing, he had windsurfed around the world. It was in the month of November/December so there were no boats in the water, and people could see from the shoreline, the wind had got up very quickly, very suddenly, and Lough Swilly can be very treacherous. They could see that he was in difficulty.Despite calling the emergency services, it was too late, Coulter says.“The tide and wind had blown him out.”In a separate incident, Coulter’s sister Cyd, a social worker, was tragically killed when one of her clients, who she had been attempting to help, drove them off of Buncrana pier.“And with my sister, if anything it was more painful because she was a counsellor for people with addiction problems and she was called away from one of her kid’s tenth birthday party.“She got this panic call and she said ‘I’ll put the ice cream cake in the fridge and we’ll finish this when I come back but I’ve got to go and see this client’.” “Well, unfortunately, he was on a suicide trip and was determined to take her with her, and that’s what happened.”They then took a moment to listen to Sinead O’Connor angelic performance of ‘By The Shores of Lough Swilly’.To watch Coulter’s full interview, you can catch up on the RTÉ Player.Phil Coulter: “Lough Swilly was the scene of some of the most painful experiences in my life” was last modified: February 25th, 2018 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:briancydLate Late ShowLough SwillyPhil coulterlast_img read more