Photo – Mo Farah in fierce competition with Yenew Alamirew today

mo last bend

My photo shows Mo Farah in very fierce competition with Yenew Alamirew from Ethiopia on the last bend of the 5,000 metres at the Diamond league at Birmingham Alexander Stadium today. Mo went on to win.

An inspiring moment of people power in Texas

Capitol Building, Austin TexasDaily Beast has clips from Senator Wendy Davis’ 11 hour speech to the Texan Senate, which, together with efforts from her Democrat colleagues and an outburst of people power from the public gallery, thwarted an attempt to pass a bill which would have reportedly closed 37 of 45 abortion clinics in Texas.

This reminds me of the 2003 incident when eleven Democrat Texas senators scarpered to Albuqueque to deny the chamber a quorum, thereby holding up a redistricting proposal.