He said: “The Camp Nou is just a stadium, quite big, but it’s not a football temple.”Once again, he refuses to name his side favourites: “If you play against Barcelona, you are certainly not favourites.”The Liverpool boss finishes up: “This is a fantastic game for all football supporters.”Interestingly, Liverpool defender, Virgil Van Dijk is returning to the Nou Camp tonight hoping to erase the memory of his only other appearance at the home of Barcelona.The newly-crowned Professional Footballers’ Association Player of the Year was a member of the Celtic team humiliated 6-1 in December 2013 – they were 6-0 down after 72 minutes.What was more galling on that night was that Lionel Messi was not even playing.There is no chance of that happening this night, with the Argentina international being handed generous periods of rest by coach Ernesto Valverde in the games leading up to this Champions League semi-final first leg, but Van Dijk is relishing the prospect. He is also looking to address his history with Barcelona.“It is a nice stadium, an historic stadium and for me it was a great experience to play over there,’ said the Holland captain.“It was my first time, my only time and my last time so far so I am looking forward to playing them again, one of the best teams in the world, but I think this can be totally different than when I was there the last time.’Despite Celtic’s result, Van Dijk came away with plenty of plaudits but – despite that – he was not happy with the performance.“I saw some videos, but if you are losing 6-1, as a defender, you can’t say you had a good game,’ he added.“But the good thing for me personally was I took a lot of experience from that night and that helped me, obviously.”Van Dijk’s imperious form, and the way he has marshalled Liverpool’s defence this season to concede just 20 goals in 36 Premier League matches, should help in combating the threat of Messi.However, the Dutchman knows that is easier said than done.“Yeah, I think he is the best player in the world, I have said that before,’ he said.“But you see how we play, how we defend, we don’t defend one v one, we defend all together and we attack all together as well – so we will see. We will be ready.“The situation is that we are in the semi-final against Barcelona and we are going to face one of the best players…I think the best player in the world.“But it is not only him, the whole team has a lot of quality and we will prepare well and that is what we are going to do.‘We have also a very good team so we can compete there as well so it is not “ike we are going there for a holiday or something.’It is another huge week for the club, who remain in the title race with the relentless Manchester City, who have a one-point advantage heading into the final two Premier League matches.Many – including former Manchester United defender-turned-pundit Gary Neville – were sceptical of Liverpool’s capacity to maintain a challenge on two fronts, but they have disproved all the doubters.“You definitely want to be in the title race and you definitely want to be in the semi-final, and hopefully you get through to the final,’ said Van Dijk.‘The situation is how it is and I said many times before, we have to enjoy it, show what we have been doing almost the whole season and keep working hard and never give up.“I see what we have. I see the players we have, I see the management and the way we play football so it is not really a big surprise.‘But you still have do it and we have to do it on Wednesday as well. It is going to be unbelievably tough.“You need to be ready for problems and we will be and hopefully we can get a good result or a result we can take with us back to Anfield and we are going to try everything to go through to the final.’“The reverse fixture is scheduled to take place at Anfield next week Tuesday. Barcelona have recently secured the La Liga crown while the Reds are still fighting for their first-ever trophy in the modern edition of the Premier League with Manchester City.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Barcelona will today host Liverpool at the famous Camp Nou which the Liverpool German specialist, Jurgen Klopp does not consider ‘a football temple’. To Klopp, it is just an ordinary stadium. He however admitted ‘it’s always difficult to play there: “You see the other teams who have a bad time when they play there.”But an explosive UEFA Champions League semi-final clash is well anticipated. Klopp, according to Spanish publication, Tribuna, delivers a rather controversial statement as he previews the semi-finals clash.During an interview with DAZN, a subscription video streaming service owned by Perform Group, the German specialist diminished a bit the importance of the Camp Nou stadium which is a bit strange given he has been coaching at such iconic venues as Westfalenstadion at Borussia Dortmund and Anfield Road.
There’s action on the Clonmel track tonight where the first is off at 7.49pm. The card sees the final of the Kington Kennels S6 Stake, the semi-finals of the Anne & Liam O’Donnell/T.S.C N1 Unraced Stake and the first round heats of the Clonmel Hockey Club Open Novice Stake.
Liverpool’s first Premier League title in their history was confirmed on Thursday when Chelsea beat Man City 2-1 at Anfield.The Reds had beaten Crystal Palace the previous night to put themselves on the verge of clinching the title.It was sealed when the final whistle blew at Stamford Bridge, confirming Liverpool’s 19th top-flight title.Fans around the world waited eagerly for that whistle after Chelsea took a 2-1 lead, as apparently did the players.A video shared by BBC Sport showed Liverpool players in a celebratory mood as they counted down the seconds to the referee’s last blast.Although the countdown was anticlimactic, as the match went on past the added six minutes, the players were not perturbed as they waited with baited breath.The final whistle prompted screams of joy and some singing as the Anfield club became champions of England again.See the video below;
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May 11 2018The osteoporosis drug alendronate was linked with a reduced risk of cardiovascular death, heart attack, and stroke in a Journal of Bone and Mineral Research study of patients with hip fractures. The association was seen for up to 10 years after fracture.In the study, patients newly diagnosed with hip fracture from 2005 through 2013 were followed until late 2016. Among 34,991 patients, 4602 (13%) received osteoporosis treatment during follow-up.Alendronate was associated with 67% and 45% lower risks of one-year cardiovascular death and heart attack, respectively. It was associated with an 18% reduced risk of stroke within five years and a 17% reduced risk of stroke within 10 years. Protective effects were not evident for other classes of osteoporosis treatments.Related StoriesRepurposing a heart drug could increase survival rate of children with ependymomaHeart disease is still the number 1 killer in Australia, according to latest figuresWeightlifting is better for the heart than cardio”It is well established that there is a world-wide crisis in the treatment of osteoporosis, due to patients’ awareness of the extremely rare side effects,” said senior author Dr. Ching-Lung Cheung, of the University of Hong Kong. “Our findings show that alendronate is potentially cardioprotective in hip fracture patients.Therefore, physicians should consider prescribing alendronate or other nitrogen-containing bisphosphonates to hip fracture patients soon after their fracture, and patients should also have good compliance with alendronate treatment, as this is not only good for your bones, but also your heart.”In addition to clinical management, the study also has important implications in clinical trial design of anti-osteoporosis medications. The US Food and Drug Administration recently requested more data before reaching a decision on whether to approve the osteoporosis drug romosozumab, due to excess cardiovascular adverse events in the romosozumab arm compared with the alendronate arm. “In light of these important deliberations, our results suggest that such differences in cardiovascular adverse events could be potentially related to a protective association of alendronate, rather than an increase in cardiovascular adverse events related to romosozumab use, said Dr. Cheung.” Source:http://newsroom.wiley.com/press-release/osteoporosis-drug-may-benefit-heart-health
Now an action movie legend, Jean Claude Van Damme’s introduction to Hollywood wasn’t exactly glamorous. To his surprise he found himself encased in a monster suit on the set of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s classic Predator. Yes, JCVD was set to be the original Predator monster, and it wasn’t the dreadlocked death machine audiences know today.Colored bright red, this early version of the Predator resembled a praying mantis that had been dipped in paint.FX supervisor Steve Johnson was interviewed by the Stan Winston School of Character Arts in 2014 and recalled the reaction of the “Muscles from Brussels.”Van Damme in Paris at the French premiere of The Expendables 2 in 2012. Photo by Georges Biard CC BY-SA 3.0Van Damme “thought he was going to show his martial arts abilities to the world… We got him in at lunch and you could see his eyes through the rubber muscles of the neck and he’s like, ‘I hate this head. I hate it. I hate it. Hate it.’”Johnson had his reservations from the moment the concept drawings were spread out in front of him. “What they needed was a character with backward bent reptilian legs, extended arms and a head that was out here and they wanted to shoot on the muddy slopes of Mexico in the real jungles. It was virtually physically impossible to do. I told them it wouldn’t work.” He was proved right, and Van Damme was eventually sent home.Arnold Schwarzenegger on the set of Predator. Photo by Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty ImagesJohnson’s interview with the Stan Winston School happened because Winston’s talents helped turn the Predator into the frightening foe audiences know today.The inspiration for the final look came from an emerging director Winston was working with named James Cameron.Whilst sitting on a plane together, the FX maestro was trying to come up with a concept. Cameron threw in the idea of mandibles and the rest is history.The production team behind Aliens, James Cameron and Gale Ann Hurd. Photo by Towpilot CC BY-SA 3.0The pair teamed up for Aliens (1986), which had the luxury of an established and terrifying monster. A sequel to Alien (1979), Cameron and Winston simply built on the distinctive, Gothic world designed by H.R. Giger.However when 20th Century Fox were first putting the xenomorph flick together, one prospective director had a very different image in mind for the scary antagonist.Producer Walter Hill spoke to Mike Garris of the WTF podcast last year, where he shed some light on a surreal moment in Alien’s development.Veteran helmer Robert Aldrich, known for intense offerings such as What Ever Happened To Baby Jane (1962), was in the running to put the crew of the Nostromo through their paces.Kevin Peter Hall on the set of Predator. Photo by Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty ImagesAccording to Hill, “He said, ‘we’ve gotta come up with something really unique.’ And he said… ‘I don’t know, just off the top of my head…. this may not be a good idea but… maybe we could get, like, an orangutan… and shave it’ – And we were going, ‘God almighty. That’s one we hadn’t thought of!’”This uniqueness led to Aldrich passing the baton to Ridley Scott, who put his own stamp on the chilling space opera.If the monkey trainers had had their way, things would have been very different. Thankfully these kinks were ironed out in the run up to shooting, unlike the situation with Predator.Cameron in February 2010. Photo by Steve Jurvetson CC BY 2.0Once Cameron’s suggested mandibles were in place, the spiky-toothed human hunter went on to further exploits, the most recent of which (The Predator) has just been released. Viewers also witnessed the Alien v Predator franchise, leading to the return of Ridley Scott for prequel entries Prometheus and Alien: Covenant.As for Van Damme, he went onto happier times. Ironically his complaint during Predator that he looked “like a superhero” was given a weird twist, thanks to his starring role in Cyborg (1989). The low budget actioner was shot on sets originally intended for a Spider Man movie.Read another story from us: “Halloween” reboots with a brand new sequel starring Jamie Lee CurtisMovies and monsters have had a profitable relationship over the decades. Though sometimes in the process of creating the perfect foe, the production encounters an uncontrollable monster all of its own.Steve Palace is a writer, journalist and comedian from the UK. Sites he contributes to include The Vintage News, Art Knews Magazine and The Hollywood News. His short fiction has been published as part of the Iris Wildthyme range from Obverse Books.