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Poch ‘won’t let Spurs loyalty stand in way of Arsenal job’ says Redknapp

By on May 31, 2020

first_imgMauricio Pochettino a shock contender to replace Unai Emery as Arsenal manager MAURICIO POCHETTINO will not allow his loyalty to Tottenham prevent him taking the Arsenal job should it become available.That is the view of former Spurs midfielder and Sky Sports pundit Jamie Redknapp.6 Jamie Redknapp reckons Mauricio Pochettino should put his Spurs loyalty aside if Arsenal come callingCredit: EPAPoch, 47, was brutally axed by Tottenham last Tuesday, bringing to an end his five-and-a-half-years in charge.And just 11 hours later, he was replaced by Jose Mourinho at White Hart Lane.But he may not be out of work for too much longer if Arsenal sack their boss Unai Emery.The Spaniard is without a win in his last six matches and the pressure is mounting with players reportedly feeling disillusioned with the coach’s ability to turn around their season.Should the Gunners give Emery the boot, Pochettino is a shock contender to replace him – although the club know they will do well to convince the Argentine to come, especially after he ruled out managing Barcelona because of his affinity with Espanyol.But any feelings of betrayal against Spurs for taking the job at arch-rivals Arsenal should not come to mind for Pochettino, according to Redknapp.Writing in the Mail, he said: “If I was a decision maker at Arsenal, I’d go for Mauricio Pochettino in a heartbeat.”I’m not sure I believe Poch would let his time with Tottenham stop him from taking over.”Maybe the reason Spurs decided to go for Jose Mourinho so suddenly was they felt they could not hang around, because their North London rivals might be searching for a new boss soon.”Unai Emery is under big, big pressure. I have some sympathy for him but he looks a beaten man.”66Latest Arsenal newsLive BlogGunners newsArsenal news LIVE – Latest updates from the EmiratesCONT ME OUTArsenal’s Lacazette ‘not interested’ in joining Inter as Martinez’s replacementGossipINTERESTED PARTEYArsenal ‘most interested’ in Thomas Partey but coronavirus delays talksGUNNER GOLuiz ‘has to go’, Saliba ‘a concern’ and Mustafi not at right ‘level’, says KeownAT YOUR BOC AND CALLTorreira reveals ‘dream and desire’ to one day play for Boca JuniorsWRIGHTY’S OUTRAGEIan Wright says video of George Floyd’s death in US left him ‘drained’HOMECOMINGDavid Luiz confirms Benfica talks with Arsenal contract set to expire in JuneGossipBERN IT UPMan Utd, Arsenal and Chelsea on alert after Bernardeschi reveals Prem plansThe Redknapp family may not be the most popular on the red side of North London with Jamie playing for Tottenham for three years and his dad Harry managing the side from 2008 to 2012.But comments like these will no doubt infuriate Jamie’s former fanbase, who will be desperate not to see Poch operating in the Emirates dugout, especially if he manages to break his silverware duck.Pochettino is currently among the favourites at 6-1 to replace under-fire Emery with Mikel Arteta the front-runner at 3-1.66 Unai Emery is facing the chop from the Emirates if the poor form and drab performances continueCredit: Reuters6 Former Spurs man Redknapp will have endeared himself to Gunners supporters marginally with his comments about Poch replacing EmeryCredit: AFP – Gettylast_img read more

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Scientists develop mathematical model to predict viral outbreaks in advance

By on July 20, 2019

first_img Source:https://www.imperial.ac.uk/ Reviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Aug 24 2018Scientists have identified the cause of outbreaks of enterovirus, one of the most prevalent types of virus in the world.The findings, from researchers at Imperial College London and published in the journal Science, may help the public and healthcare workers prepare for an outbreak up to two years before it occurs.The work, funded by the Wellcome Trust, has shown for the first time that the frequency of enterovirus outbreaks over time are linked to birth rates.Enteroviruses infect mostly children under 10 years old, and strike millions of youngsters every year – 50 million in the U.S. alone.There are over 100 different types of enterovirus that infect people, causing a range of illnesses, from mild cold-like symptoms such as coughs, sore throat and fever, to more serious conditions such as hand-foot-and-mouth disease, viral meningitis, and encephalitis.Infections tend to peak during summer and autumn months. Although there are no specific treatments, there is one vaccine available, and others in development.There have been a number of serious enterovirus outbreaks in recent years. In 2014 a particular strain in the U.S. was linked to severe respiratory illness in young children, and there are thought to be over one million cases of hand-foot-and-mouth disease in China each year.But despite the viruses causing so many infections, scientists still don’t fully understand what causes outbreaks.Dr Margarita Pons-Salort, co-author of the research from the School of Public Health at Imperial said: “There are many different types of enteroviruses that infect humans. Some cause epidemics every year, while others cause epidemics every two or three years. However, until now we didn’t know what determined the frequency of these outbreaks, or why some viruses seemed to cause large outbreaks in certain years.”In the study, the team found that outbreaks of a given type of enterovirus were largely determined by the number of children born each year and the development of long-lasting immunity against that type following infection.Related StoriesNanotechnology-based compound used to deliver hepatitis B vaccineNew curriculum to improve soft skills in schools boosts children’s health and behaviorWhy Mattresses Could be a Health Threat to Sleeping ChildrenOnce a child is infected with a specific type of enterovirus, they usually develop immunity to further infections with that virus. The team found that after each outbreak there is a time lag – from the end of the initial outbreak to a new pool of children being born who have not encountered the virus. This second group of children then become infected, and a subsequent outbreak occurs.The team used a mathematical model to simulate these epidemic patterns for each of the 20 most common types of enterovirus.To build the model, they used Japanese enterovirus surveillance data. Japan keeps incredibly detailed information on enterovirus outbreaks, and the team used 14 years’ worth of information to build the model (from 2000-2014).They then tested the model, and found that it was able to predict subsequent outbreaks in 2015 and 2016 for most types of enterovirus.”The accuracy of our model to explain the data means we now understand why these outbreaks occur, and that they are actually highly predictable” said Dr Pons-Salort.She continued: “This information could allow medical staff to prepare ahead of the outbreak. Our model will also help design vaccination strategies (i.e. who should be vaccinated and when), and anticipate the impact of the vaccine. For instance, it will allow us to calculate the proportion of children that should be vaccinated to avoid a new outbreak.”The team are now testing their model on data from other countries, to ensure it can be applied to other regions around the world.Their work also suggested that certain types of enteroviruses can fundamentally change their ‘appearance’ and become more virulent, or more transmissible between people. The team are now working on methods to understand these changes.last_img read more

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