Canberra Summer Sunset
This heatwave just keeps going. Canberra was the hottest capital city in the country for more than a week.
So, US Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar has been jailed for 175 years. I stayed up into the early hours of Thursday morning (Wednesday US time) to watch him being sentenced. He will be sentenced on even MORE crimes in a few days.
I’ve had some involvement in gymnastics or another for over thirty years, having been a competitive gymnast before I had to give it up for ballet, having been a coach after that, and having a brother who was on the squad for the for the Athens Olympics until injury made him quit. So I’ve felt pretty invested in this case.
Here are a few bizarre stories from Russia this week:
A dog is suspected of shooting its owner to death during a hunting trip in southern Russia on Sunday.
A carjacker in Russia’s Far East has made a brief and unlikely getaway from traffic police who were filmed throwing snowballs in an attempt to stop his escape in a stolen car.