Tottenham v Real Madrid: Kane starts at Wembley

first_imgEmbed from Getty ImagesHarry Kane has been passed fit to start for Tottenham in the Champions League clash at Wembley. Kane, who has been nursing a hamstring problem, trained earlier this week and has been given the all-clear to play.Real Madrid, meanwhile, are without former Tottenham man Gareth Bale as well as first-choice keeper Keylor Navas and centre-back Raphael Varane.A win for either side would seal their place in the knockout stage of the tournament.Tottenham: Lloris, Trippier, Sanchez, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Davies, Dier, Winks, Eriksen, Alli, Kane.Subs: Vorm, Aurier, Rose, Dembele, Sissoko, Son, Llorente.Real Madrid: Casilla, Ramos, Nacho, Ronaldo, Kroos, Benzema, Modric, Marcelo, Casemiro, Achraf, Isco.Subs: Moha, Vallejo, Theo, Lucas, Asensio, Mayoral, Ceballos. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

2010 Fifa World Cup squads: Group G

first_imgThe final 23 players for the 32 squads competing in South Africa’s 2010 Fifa World Cup were announced after the deadline for confirmed teams passed on 1 June. Get the low-down on the 736 footballers who will be battling it out for the sport’s biggest trophy from 11 June to 11 July.More statistics on the 32 teams  2010 FIFA WORLD CUP: FIRST STAGE GROUPS Group A South Africa Mexico Uruguay FranceGroup B Argentina Nigeria South Korea GreeceGroup C England USA Algeria SloveniaGroup D Germany Australia Serbia GhanaGroup E Netherlands Denmark Japan CameroonGroup F Italy Paraguay New Zealand SlovakiaGroup G Brazil North Korea Côte d’Ivoire PortugalGroup H Spain Switzerland Honduras Chile GROUP GBRAZIL Coach: Dunga # Position Player Date of Birth Caps Club 1GoalkeeperJúlio César3 September 1979 (aged 30)47Internazionale2DefenderMaicon26 July 1981 (aged 28)56Internazionale3DefenderLúcio (captain)8 May 1978 (aged 32)89Internazionale4DefenderJuan1 February 1979 (aged 31)73Roma5MidfielderFelipe Melo26 August 1983 (aged 26)16Juventus6DefenderMichel Bastos2 August 1983 (aged 26)3Lyon7MidfielderElano14 June 1981 (aged 28)41Galatasaray8MidfielderGilberto Silva7 October 1976 (aged 33)86Panathinaikos9ForwardLuís Fabiano8 November 1980 (aged 29)36Sevilla10MidfielderKaká22 April 1982 (aged 28)76Real Madrid11ForwardRobinho25 January 1984 (aged 26)73Santos12GoalkeeperGomes15 February 1981 (aged 29)9Tottenham Hotspur13DefenderDaniel Alves6 May 1983 (aged 27)33Barcelona14DefenderLuisão13 February 1981 (aged 29)40Benfica15DefenderThiago Silva22 September 1984 (aged 25)4Milan16DefenderGilberto25 April 1976 (aged 34)32Cruzeiro17MidfielderJosué19 July 1979 (aged 30)26Wolfsburg18MidfielderRamires24 March 1987 (aged 23)11Benfica19MidfielderJúlio Baptista1 October 1981 (aged 28)45Roma20MidfielderKléberson19 June 1979 (aged 30)31Flamengo21ForwardNilmar14 July 1984 (aged 25)15Villarreal22GoalkeeperDoni22 October 1979 (aged 30)10Roma23ForwardGrafite2 April 1979 (aged 31)2WolfsburgNORTH KOREA Coach: Kim Jong-Hun # Position Player Date of Birth Caps Club 1GoalkeeperRi Myong-Guk9 September 1986 (aged 23)28Pyongyang City2DefenderCha Jong-Hyok25 September 1985 (aged 24)31Amrokgang3DefenderRi Jun-Il24 August 1987 (aged 22)26Sobaeksu4MidfielderPak Nam-Chol2 July 1985 (aged 24)35April 255DefenderRi Kwang-Chon4 September 1985 (aged 24)41April 256ForwardKim Kum-Il10 October 1987 (aged 22)11April 257ForwardKim Myong-Won15 July 1983 (aged 26)9Amrokgang *8DefenderJi Yun-Nam20 November 1976 (aged 33)23April 259MidfielderRi Chol-Myong18 February 1988 (aged 22)10Pyongyang City10ForwardHong Yong-Jo (captain)22 May 1982 (aged 28)40Rostov11MidfielderMun In-Guk29 September 1978 (aged 31)42April 2512MidfielderKim Kyong-Il11 December 1988 (aged 21)7Rimyongsu13DefenderPak Chol-Jin5 September 1985 (aged 24)34Amrokgang14MidfielderPak Sung-Hyok30 May 1990 (aged 20)3Sobaeksu15MidfielderKim Yong-Jun19 July 1983 (aged 26)52Pyongyang City16DefenderNam Song-Chol7 May 1982 (aged 28)41April 2517ForwardChoe Kum-Chol9 February 1987 (aged 23)16April 2518GoalkeeperKim Myong-Gil16 October 1984 (aged 25)10Amrokgang19ForwardAn Chol-Hyok27 June 1985 (aged 24)16Rimyongsu20DefenderRi Kwang-Hyok17 August 1987 (aged 22)15Kyonggongop21DefenderPak Nam-Chol3 October 1988 (aged 21)12Amrokgang22MidfielderAhn Young-Hak25 October 1978 (aged 31)24Omiya Ardija23ForwardJong Tae-Se2 March 1984 (aged 26)20Kawasaki FrontaleCÔTE D’IVOIRE Coach: Sven-Göran Eriksson # Position Player Date of Birth Caps Club 1GoalkeeperBoubacar Barry30 December 1979 (aged 30)45Lokeren2GoalkeeperAristide Zogbo30 December 1981 (aged 28)6Maccabi Netanya3GoalkeeperDaniel Yeboah13 November 1984 (aged 25)4ASEC Mimosas4DefenderKolo Touré19 March 1981 (aged 29)76Manchester City5DefenderSiaka Tiéné22 March 1982 (aged 28)55Valenciennes6DefenderArthur Boka2 April 1983 (aged 27)54Stuttgart7DefenderEmmanuel Eboué4 June 1983 (aged 27)52Arsenal8DefenderGuy Demel13 June 1981 (aged 28)26Hamburg9DefenderSol Bamba13 January 1985 (aged 25)16Hibernian10DefenderSteve Gohouri8 February 1981 (aged 29)11Wigan Athletic11DefenderBenjamin Angoua28 November 1986 (aged 23)7Valenciennes12MidfielderDidier Zokora14 December 1980 (aged 29)80Sevilla12MidfielderAbdul Kader Keïta6 August 1981 (aged 28)55Galatasaray14MidfielderYaya Touré13 May 1983 (aged 27)47Barcelona15MidfielderKoffi NdriRomaric4 June 1983 (aged 27)38Sevilla16MidfielderEmmanuel Koné31 December 1986 (aged 23)12International17MidfielderCheick Tioté21 June 1986 (aged 23)8Twente18MidfielderJean-Jacques Gosso15 March 1983 (aged 27)6Monaco19ForwardDidier Drogba (captain)11 March 1978 (aged 32)63Chelsea20ForwardAruna Dindane26 November 1980 (aged 29)54Lens21ForwardSalomon Kalou5 August 1985 (aged 24)28Chelsea22ForwardGervinho27 May 1987 (aged 23)15Lille2323ForwardSeydou Doumbia31 December 1987 (aged 22)5Young BoysPORTUGAL Coach: Carlos Queiroz # Position Player Date of Birth Caps Club 1GoalkeeperEduardo19 September 1982 (aged 27)12Braga2DefenderBruno Alves27 November 1981 (aged 28)28Porto3DefenderPaulo Ferreira18 January 1979 (aged 31)59Chelsea4DefenderRolando31 August 1985 (aged 24)7Porto5DefenderDuda27 June 1980 (aged 29)14Málaga6DefenderRicardo Carvalho18 May 1978 (aged 32)60Chelsea7ForwardCristiano Ronaldo (captain)5 February 1985 (aged 25)69Real Madrid8MidfielderPedro Mendes26 February 1979 (aged 31)5Sporting CP9ForwardLiédson17 December 1977 (aged 32)7Sporting CP10MidfielderDanny7 August 1983 (aged 26)8Zenit Saint Petersburg11MidfielderSimão31 October 1979 (aged 30)79Atlético Madrid12GoalkeeperBeto1 May 1982 (aged 28)1Porto13DefenderMiguel4 January 1980 (aged 30)53Valencia14MidfielderMiguel Veloso11 May 1986 (aged 24)10Sporting CP15DefenderPepe26 February 1983 (aged 27)24Real Madrid16MidfielderRaul Meireles17 March 1983 (aged 27)31Porto17ForwardNani17 November 1986 (aged 23)34Manchester United18ForwardHugo Almeida23 May 1984 (aged 26)23Werder Bremen19MidfielderTiago2 May 1981 (aged 29)49Atlético Madrid20MidfielderDeco27 August 1977 (aged 32)71Chelsea21DefenderRicardo Costa16 May 1981 (aged 29)6Lille22GoalkeeperDaniel Fernandes25 September 1983 (aged 26)2Iraklis23DefenderFábio Coentrão11 March 1988 (aged 22)<3BenficaPREVIOUS: GROUP F << •>> NEXT: GROUP Hlast_img read more

World’s mayors gather in South Africa for C40 Cities climate summit

first_imgSome of the 18 C40 mayors who attended the C40 Climate Change summit in Johannesburg this week. (Image: Lucille Davie)• Mike MarinelloDirectorGlobal Communications+1 917 683• Joburg acts to beat climate change • Megacities to talk climate change in Johannesburg • Cities combat climate change • Exploring Standard Bank’s glass-fronted green buildingLucille DavieMayors and officials from major global cities gathered in Johannesburg this week for the fifth biennial summit of the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, to discuss ways urban leaders can tackle the causes – and effects – of climate change.The summit, held in Africa for the first time, brings together officials from 66 cities, representing 600 million people across the world, in a global network to share information on how they can reduce their carbon footprint. These cities produce 55% of global greenhouse gas emissions, and 21% of GDP.The C40 group was established in 2005 and now includes seven African cities: South Africa’s Johannesburg and Cape Town, as well as Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, Addis Ababa in Ethiopia, Nairobi in Kenya, Cairo in Egypt, and Lagos in Nigeria.The summit saw the release of a new report, Climate Action in Megacities 2, which builds on research from the 2011 C40 summit in São Paulo in Brazil. The 400-page report arms officials with data to help them change the way they run their cities, compare their administration with others, and to mitigate and adapt to the effects of climate change.“While international negotiations continue to make incremental progress, C40 Cities are forging ahead,” said Michael Bloomberg, former three-term mayor of New York, outgoing C40 Cities chair and president of its board. “As innovators and practitioners, our cities are at the forefront of this issue – arguably the greatest challenge of our time.“C40’s emphasis on measurement and reporting helps cities focus resources and spread the most effective solutions – and this report shows that our efforts are bringing powerful results,” Bloomberg said. “By using data to show what works – and what’s possible – cities can inform the global conversation on climate change and contribute to aggressive national targets to reduce emissions.”Autonomous cities do betterBloomberg was recently appointed the United Nations Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change, where he will work with mayors to increase their climate change-related commitments, and encourage national governments to do the same.He stressed that there is a contrast between what governments do and what cities do. Cities have more diversity, and their leaders more contact with the communities who live there, so there can be different expectations from mayors. “Cities want national government’s money, but don’t want national government’s interference. You find that cities that have autonomy do much better.”He said that to get citizens more involved in tackling climate change it was important to bring the issues down to the here and now, instead of talking long-term plans.Christiana Figueries, the executive secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, said mayors must raise their voices at a national and international level. “They must actively reach out to their national governments. Mayors need a strong climate agreement.”The mayor of Copenhagen, Denmark, Frank Jensen, said he worked closely with the country’s cabinet, and they were on a “similar mission” on climate change issues. He said half the citizens of Copenhagen used bikes and, between 1995 and 2012, the city had reduced its carbon emissions by 40%. It also treats is waste water so people could enjoy a swim in the inner harbour.The power of mayorsStressing how powerful mayors can really be, C40 executive director Mark Watts used the expression “When mayors rule the world”, saying cities are learning from each other. Overall, global cities’ actions to combat climate change have jumped from 4 700 in 2011 to 8 100 today.“There is a willingness to be bold and innovative – mayors have the power to act,” he said.From installing energy-efficient LED lighting and creating bicycle lanes and bike hire programmes, to introducing bus rapid transit (BRT) systems to cut down on carbon emissions, cities across the world are having an impact on tackling their climate change issues, he said.The new C40 chairperson and the mayor of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, Eduardo Paes, said climate change directly impacts city government. “Ninety-eight percent of city mayors say that climate change presents significant risks to their cities.” He spoke about the power of cities, and their actions making a difference.The C40 has become a global network, he said, citing how BRT systems have caught on, particularly in the southern hemisphere, jumping from 13 in the world a few years ago to 29 now, 16 of them in developed countries.Climate action in megacitiesAnnise Parker, the mayor of Houston in the US, said the city has reduced greenhouse emissions in the last seven years by 26%, and would take that figure down by another 5% in the next five years. And, instead of talking in lofty long-term goals, Houston’s officials tell citizens that by changing 28 000 street light bulbs to LED bulbs, the city has saved $3.6-million. “We talk about bottom lines instead of talking about greenhouse gases.”Another mayor spoke of how they had to teach citizens how to sort waste, with signs and symbols, the latter to include children. And another spoke of how the city invites businesses to help reach emission targets, with a whopping 93% of companies reporting to the city on reaching their targets.Parks Tau, Johannesburg’s executive mayor and host of the summit, spoke of reversing the effects of apartheid planning, which located the majority of citizens on the periphery of the city. His Corridors of Freedom plan would see densification of the inner city, thus reducing carbon emissions. The city’s BRT system has also achieved the same benefits, and by 2020 the city is expected to save 1.6-million tons of carbon dioxide.Tau sees climate change measures as a communal responsibility, involving communities and the private sector.The summit also marks the launch a directors’ programme which will provide dedicated, on-the-ground staff to selected cities. “This significant investment by the organisation in member cities will result in the development of projects and policies to support local sustainability efforts, as well as increase the ability of cities to share best practices through participation in C40 networks,” C40 Cities said in a statement.last_img read more

OSU prof earns animal welfare designation

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest A veterinarian and assistant professor of animal sciences in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University (CFAES) has been named a Diplomate of the American College of Animal Welfare, the only swine veterinarian in Ohio to earn such a designation.In fact, Monique Pairis-Garcia, who is also an animal welfare specialist with Ohio State University Extension, is the first veterinarian at Ohio State to earn board certification in this relatively new veterinary specialty.The designation means that Pairis-Garcia can demonstrate detailed knowledge of and special competence in animal welfare across all species. This is significant, considering that the American Veterinary Medical Association identified animal welfare in June 2006 as “one of the top five critical issues affecting the veterinary profession both in the United States and globally.”“My entire career has been focused on animal welfare and behavior, so I’m very proud and excited to bring this honor to Ohio State, CFAES and the Department of Animal Sciences,“ Pairis-Garcia said. “I think this designation means a lot to the field of animal welfare science and the impact it will have on the farm.”Pairis-Garcia earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree and a PhD in animal physiology from Iowa State University. She earned a scholarship from the American Association of Swine Veterinarians to take the exam for the board certification in animal welfare.Her research at Ohio State focuses on animal welfare issues for livestock species including timely and humane euthanasia, on-farm welfare assessments and audits, and alternative management practices to improve animal welfare on-farm.She also teaches CFAES undergraduate students and College of Veterinary Medicine veterinary students, focusing primarily on animal welfare and behavior in livestock industries.In addition to teaching and conducting research, Pairis-Garcia serves as a consultant, working with livestock producers to improve animal welfare on farms, including swine, dairy and poultry farms.For example, if an undercover video surfaces alleging suspected animal abuse or standards violations, Pairis-Garcia may be called to visit the farm to conduct an animal care audit. If violations are found, she works with producers to correct the animal care conditions.Her new board certification in animal welfare demonstrates her expertise in the area, which is a key focus for producers in maintaining their social license to produce food, she said.“I work to help producers provide an environment for their animals that optimizes their health and well-being,” Pairis-Garcia said. “When we recognize the role that animals have in our lives — whether it be the human-animal bond with pets or those relationships we have with livestock, it is our duty to take proper care of them when they are in our care.“It’s important for us to view animal welfare on many levels, such as ensuring the animal is healthy, has good nutrition and has the ability to express natural behavior.”Not only is it the right thing to do on a humane level, Pairis-Garcia said, but it’s also beneficial from a production standpoint — good animal welfare is key for quality food production.“Consumers care about where their food is coming from and want quality,” she said. “When an animal is stressed, it will result in a decrease in the quality of the meat.”To prevent that from happening, producers have to focus on proper animal handling, including remaining calm and quiet when they move animals, Pairis-Garcia said.Pairis-Garcia said she plans to use her new animal welfare board designation to “have a better seat at the table to open up the lines of communications between producers and consumers and help people have a better understanding of the livestock industry.”“As a veterinarian with this board certification,” she said, “I want to use this to improve the perception of the livestock industry and improve animal welfare on farms.”last_img read more