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Norovirus at Olympics has officials scrambling, worried

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Local media are fretting over a “virus panic.” South Koreans, always quick to air their views online, have poured scorn on the government’s response and preparations. Are the games hygienic? What will people think about South Korea? Could this spread to the athletes?Norovirus fears may turn out to be much ado about nothing. But with a national reputation on the line, officials are scrambling to contain its spread. No one here wants these games associated more with disease than athletics in the manner that Zika, a mosquito-borne disease linked to a rare birth defect, loomed over the Rio Olympics in 2016.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkAccording to Olympics organizers, the norovirus spread began Sunday when private security workers staying in the Jinbu area of Pyeongchang started complaining of headaches, stomach pain and diarrhea.About 1,200 people were kept in their rooms during tests for the contagious virus. Local and national health officials say they have investigated 1,023 people. Games organizers said Wednesday that 32 workers are being treated for norovirus and are in quarantine, including three foreigners. LATEST STORIES Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Harden surpasses 15,000 points as Rockets trip Nets Tsukii seizes kumite Gold, focuses on making Olympics next PLAY LIST 01:24Tsukii seizes kumite Gold, focuses on making Olympics next08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends00:412 buses bound for SEA Games opening collide in Bulacan02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases A man sanitizes his hands at the entrance to the media cafeteria in Gangneung, South Korea, Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018. South Korean authorities deployed 900 military personnel at the Pyeongchang Olympics on Tuesday after the security force was depleted by an outbreak of norovirus. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP)PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Signs posted around the Olympic venues urge extreme caution. Nine hundred troops stream into the area to help. Worried organizers sequester 1,200 people in their rooms.Officials are scrambling on the eve of the biggest planned event in South Korea in years — not because of anything related to North Korea and national security, but in an attempt to arrest the spread of norovirus at the Pyeongchang Games.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year The liberal Hankyoreh newspaper published an interview with an anonymous civil security staff member who said that the tap water at the facility that accommodated the security workers “smelled fishy, or like something was decaying.” The staff member was also quoted as saying that officials were remiss after workers began showing symptoms.The conservative JoongAng Ilbo newspaper, meanwhile, said in an editorial that the norovirus outbreak raises worries about hygiene at the Olympics, and whether the illness might reach the athletes because some of the security workers showing symptoms had reportedly worked at the athletes’ villages.“As the virus panic spreads fast, some of the infected people turned out to have handled security at the Olympic village,” the editorial said, “which rings alarms over the management of hygiene conditions during the games.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Because the sick workers handled security, 900 military personnel have been brought in to work at 20 venues until the sick and sequestered can return to work. Officials are conducting an epidemiological survey to track the disease’s spread. A preliminary five-day survey of water for cooking and drinking has come up negative for norovirus. Health officials say they are also inspecting restaurants and all food facilities linked to the Olympics.Notices have been posted around the Olympics urging regular, 30-second hand-washing sessions and the thorough boiling of water and washing of fruits and vegetables, among other precautions.The virus spread appears to feed a lingering South Korean sense of worry that the games will be filled with glitches and mistakes. The lodgings and transportations will be shoddy; the food will be poor, the service spotty; the weather will be too cold and the venues inadequately heated. Instead of putting on the best games possible, there will be too much focus by the liberal national government on efforts to engage rival North Korea and cater to their visiting athletes and cheering squads.Despite the official response, South Koreans have criticized the allegedly poor preparations at the Olympics, and what they believe was a slow reaction to initial reports of the virus.Local media have reported that the first symptoms began on Jan. 31 — not Sunday, as organizers say — long before officials launched a fact-finding investigation. There have also been reports of bad hygiene at the accommodations and complaints about meals and lodgings.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track View comments MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

SMC-Alab 5 notches 8th win in row

first_imgLATEST STORIES MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MPBL: Munti faces unbeaten QC at home Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award San Miguel Corporation-Alab Pilipinas sizzled for its highest scoring output in the Asean Basketball League as it dumped Taiwanese squad Formosa Dreamers, 117-93, Sunday night for its eighth straight victory at Santa Rosa Multipurpose Complex in Santa Rosa, Laguna.The Filipinos came out with all guns blazing in the opening period and refused to let up in the second half as they secured an 11th win in 15 games to close in on one of two outright semifinal slots.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hourscenter_img Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Apart from imports Justin Brownlee and Renaldo Balkman, Alab also got significant contributions from their local crew led by Ray Parks.Brownlee fired 27 points, grabbed 13 rebounds and issued five assists on top of two steals, and four blocks while Balkman tallied 21 points and 14 rebounds.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kingslast_img read more

1st meeting of Task Force on evidence-driven crime prevention held

first_imgPublic Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan on Wednesday convened the first meeting of the National CariSECURE – Strengthening Evidence Based Decision Making for Citizen Security in the Caribbean Task Force for the implementation of data-driven tools for evidence-based policy-making in Guyana.The Task Force was established last November to bolster evidence-driven crime prevention.Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan; Deputy UNDP Resident Representative for Guyana, Shabnam Mallick; US Ambassador to Guyana, Perry Holloway and other members of the National CariSECURE Task ForceThe meeting was attended by representatives of the Public Security Ministry; Guyana Police Force (GPF); Guyana Prison Service (GPS); Bureau of Statistics; Ministry of Public Health; Ministry of Legal Affairs; Ministry of Social Protection; Director of Public Prosecutions Chambers; Ministry of Social Cohesion, Department of Culture, Youth and Sport. Also, in attendance was Paolo Del Mistro, Team Leader on the CariSECURE Project.The meeting looked at the 2018 Annual Work Plan which included the establishment of a Table of Equivalencies, adoption of the Caribbean Composite Citizen Security Indicator Framework, adoption of the Caribbean Composite Citizen Security Data Sharing Agreement, design and deployment of a Crime Information Management System, piloting of the Women’s Health and Life Experiences Survey and the crime victimisation and perception survey, and Guyana guidance note on Citizen Security Data Collection and Dissemination.Minister Ramjattan highlighted the roles and responsibilities of the Task Force. These included the best approaches and mechanisms for effective implementation of the 2018 Work Plan.The Public Security Minister went on to reiterate Government’s national priorities and commitment to advance citizen security. He also expressed his sincere gratitude to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) for their support in implementing CariSECURE.CariSECURE is being implemented in 10 Eastern and Southern Caribbean countries: Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago, with specific emphasis on Guyana, St Kitts and Nevis and St Lucia as priority countries.The project is geared towards improving the quality, comparability, reliability and use of information management systems to inform citizen security policies and programmes.This year is expected to see the arrival of a company to design the system to support an integrated data collection system for all the relevant sources, and the acquisition of computers for the various stations and other offices from which data will be sourced.last_img read more

Govt bows to pressure, seeking funding to pay teachers

first_imgBetter wages strike As teachers gear up for next week’s planned countrywide strike, Government has bowed to pressure from a wide cross section of society and has announced that it is currently scouring its resources to come up with funding to fulfill the 40 per cent salary increase being demanded for teachers.President David GrangerThis was revealed by President David Granger on Friday during his first press conference for 2018. Addressing the issue, the Head of State said he believes the countrywide strike is premature, and he urged that there be full mediation and possibly arbitration before such extreme action is taken.“We feel that a strike is an extreme measure and it should only be applied as a last resort. Before we reach to the stage of a strike, there should be some form of mediation; and if mediation fails, we can go to arbitration. But I think it’s premature to speak of a strike at this stage [when] we are still, on the Government side, aiming at mediation. I do not believe mediation has failed,” he told reporters.The president’s comment comes one day after a third round of conciliation between the Education Ministry and the Guyana Teachers’ Union (GTU) on Thursday ended again in impasse, as both parties refuse to budge on their position.To this end, President Granger said that his Government is actively searching for fresh sources of funding to satisfy teachers’ need, as was done to payout redundant workers under the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) earlier this year.Teachers protesting for better wages outside the Ministry of the Presidency earlier this week“The Government has been trying to meet the teachers’ needs after several discussions at Cabinet and the high-level panel report. Money was found to augment the initial offer, and even as I speak, the Ministry of Social Protection, which has responsibility for labour and industrial relations, is in touch with the Ministry of Finance to see whether additional funds could be found from other Heads of Government expenditure in order to move closer to the goal of providing sufficient funds for the teachers,” he posited.Teachers are seeking increases of 40 per cent under a multi-year arrangement up to 2020. However, Government has maintained that it just cannot afford this proposal, offering a 2018-2019 pay off.The Head of State went on to explain during Friday’s press conference that while it is desirable to have a multi-year arrangement as being proposed, the immediate focus right now is to get the teachers to call off the strike and then enter into long term negotiations for that multi-year agreement.“I personally feel it’s desirable to have a multi-year agreement, but this is not the time now… Right now people are pre-occupied with almost day-to-day issues,” the President asserted.Government’s failure to come to an agreement with the GTU to date continues to build public outrage and worry as schools reopen in the new week. Moreover, the Coalition Administration has come under heavy criticism for not having teachers’ interest at heart, with many pointing to the fact that Cabinet Members give themselves a hefty 50% pay hike shortly after assuming office back in 2015, but cannot find monies to pay teachers to educate the country’s future work force.However, the Head of State defended Government’s salary increase, saying that it was felt prudent at that time to have a one-off review of ministerial salaries so that Ministers could focus on their duties and not worry about their income.“It was not as massive as some people thought. There were many public servants who were receiving salaries in excess of what the ministers were receiving… As far as I’m concerned, there is no regret. It was something, I think, that needed to be done early in the administration, and I think the ministers are able now better to pay attention to their ministerial functions without worrying about that issue,” he contended, while assuring that there will be no other salary increases for ministers.As teachers prepare to take to the streets on Monday, Government’s alternative plan is to substitute the teachers on strike with recent Cyril Potter College of Education graduates, trainees, and retired teachers. In fact, the Education Ministry has issued an “urgent” notice inviting substitute teachers for Georgetown.“Substitute teachers are urgently needed to serve at schools in the Georgetown Education District. Interested persons are asked to make contact with the Department of Education – Georgetown no later than Tuesday September 4, 2018 for more information,” the missive details.However, former CPCE lecturer and Mathematics teacher Tamashwar Boodhoo has stated that this move by Government could run against stipulations. “Someone has not done their homework and provide poor advice to this poor lady. Trainee teachers cannot take school registers. The law is clear you must be employed by the TSC (Teaching Service Commission) or the school board or the Ministry of Education in order to take attendance in school,” Boodhoo noted.He pointed out that a register is a legal document that can be used in the courts and that there are guidelines that govern the marking of attendance registers. He further claimed that trainee teachers are “not allowed to make daily log entries in the school log book”, adding that retired teachers are similarly prohibited, unless they are issued contracts.Boodhoo stressed that “there is nothing in the training manual” that allows for first-year trainee unsupervised practice in the classroom. “I am disappointed that the CPCE administration agrees to put the trainees in the classroom unsupervised. It was the same administration that had trainees repeat classroom practices because of unsupervised practicum,” he pointed out.last_img read more

Thunder Run rides for good cause

first_imgA group of local veterans and motorcycle enthusiasts are planning a fun-filled weekend in Fort St. John.Beginning July 1, the local Canadian Army Veteran Motorcycle Unit will be hosting its 12th Annual Thunder Run.- Advertisement -The weekend-long event will include a poker run, a memorial run, music, a BBQ and motorcycle olympics, plus much more.The weekend activities will conclude on Sunday July 3, with the Thunder Run riding from Dawson Creek into Fort St. John and then back to Taylor.All profits from the weekend’s events will be donated to the Fort St. John Cadets and there are a number of sponsorship opportunities.For more details or sponsorship information please contact Rick at 250-262-5995 and online registration for the Thunder Run is available here.Advertisementlast_img read more

Eagle Mountain-Woodfibre Gas Pipeline project given environmental assessment certificate

first_imgdevelop a Grizzly Bear Mitigation and Monitoring Plan to avoid or reduce impacts to grizzly bears from the project;enter into an agreement with the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations prior to the start of construction to contribute $250,000 towards the monitoring and study of grizzly bear populations;develop an Indian River Watershed Mitigation and Management Plan to minimize potential effects from the project on Tsleil-Waututh’s interests;continue to consult and engage with Aboriginal groups to provide opportunities for involvement in monitoring activities, share information, identify and protect heritage resources, and discuss the effectiveness of measures to avoid or reduce effects from the project;hire an environmental monitor prior to construction to help FortisBC Energy Inc. to identify and avoid or reduce adverse effects from the project on environmental, health, economic, social and heritage values;use an underground trenchless construction method to avoid or reduce impacts of any construction on the Skwelwil’em Squamish Estuary Wildlife Management Area;consult with Aboriginal groups and government agencies to develop a plan to manage and monitor effects from the project on community services and infrastructure; andcontinue to communicate with the public about the project, including information sharing and providing opportunities to discuss mitigation measures, the development and implementation of plans, and compliance with environmental assessment certificate conditions.The project still has many hurdles to cross, as there are federal, provincial, local permits to receive. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Eagle Mountain-Woodfibre Gas Pipeline project is taking another step forward.Environment Minister Mary Polak and Natural Gas Development Minister Rich Coleman issued an environmental assessment certificate to FortisBC Energy Inc.The decision was finalized after reviewing information from the British Columbia’s Environmental Assessment Office.- Advertisement -There will be 30 conditions that FortisBC Energy Inc. must follow.The certificate conditions were made up by numerous groups and people: Aboriginal groups, government agencies, local governments, communities and the public.The key conditions for FortisBC Energy Inc. are as follows:Advertisementlast_img read more

From China to the World Cup? Oscar eyes end to Brazil exile

first_imgBut with the World Cup in Russia less than 100 days away, the 26-year-old has made a spectacular start to the new season in China, scoring a hat-trick in SIPG’s opener at the weekend in an 8-0 thrashing of Dalian Yifang.He followed that up with both goals in a 2-2 home draw with Ulsan Hyundai of South Korea in the AFC Champions League on Wednesday and said afterwards: “I am very happy that I am in good form.“I have played for the Brazilian national team for five years and this year is World Cup year so I think I have the opportunity to go for that.“What I need to do is keep in good form for SIPG and keep playing the way I am now.”SIPG coach Vitor Pereira also pushed Oscar’s hopes of ending his time in the international wilderness, saying: “Oscar is a player who can make me smile all the time during the game.“Oscar’s ability is beyond doubt. If I was coach of Brazil, he would definitely be selected.“As the coach of SIPG, I am very happy working with him.”Oscar has 48 caps and 12 goals for Brazil, but national coach Tite appears unconvinced and already has a wealth of attacking options.There were suggestions that Oscar ruined his chances of playing again for his country when he moved to China.However, Tite started midfielder Renato Augusto of Beijing Guoan for Brazil’s friendly against England in November, and previously selected Shandong Luneng forward Diego Tardelli.Midfielder Paulinho was a mainstay of the Brazil team when he moved from Guangzhou Evergrande to Barcelona last summer.SIPG striker Hulk has not played for Brazil since June 2016 but will also be hoping to catch Tite’s eye as the clock counts down to the World Cup in June.Brazil are in Group E in Russia with Switzerland, Costa Rica and Serbia.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Brazilian midfielder Oscar has scored five goals in his last two games for Shanghai SIPG. © AFPSHANGHAI, China, Mar 8 – Oscar said he’s hoping to force his way back into the Brazil squad for this year’s World Cup after the former Chelsea star made it five goals in two games for Shanghai SIPG.The attacking midfielder, who moved to the Chinese Super League (CSL) last year for an Asian-record 60 million euros from Chelsea, has not been picked for Brazil since October 2016.last_img read more

‘I’ll never change’ — FA Cup winner Conte warns Chelsea

first_imgEden Hazard’s first half penalty was followed by a backs to the wall display as Conte won the second trophy of his two-year reign in what may prove his final game in charge.Whether FA Cup glory will be enough to convince Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich not to sack Conte remains in doubt after the Blues finished fifth in the Premier League and missed out on Champions League qualification.The Italian has been embroiled in a turbulent campaign marred by his feud with the club’s hierarchy over their failure to back his transfer plans following last season’s Premier League title triumph.Conte is also said to have infuriated several Chelsea stars with his intense personality and regimented training sessions.But the former Juventus and Italy coach is adamant his managerial style has made him a “serial winner” who should be respected.In a clear warning that he will never stop pushing his players or demanding boardroom backing, Conte emerged from the jubilant Chelsea dressing room to send a defiant message to his club.Still soaked in champagne from the post-match celebrations, Conte said: “After two years the club knows me very well. If they want to continue to work with me, they know me.“I can’t change. My way is always the same; hard work and to build a strong mentality with my players.“I can’t change. I’m this and I think my past speaks very clear as a player and as a manager.“You can say what you want, but I’m a serial winner.“I showed this in England in a difficult moment for the club. I’ve showed this today, because we found the right way to win this trophy.“There are moments that you have a lot of questions for yourself. To win in this way this season gives me more satisfaction than my wins in the past.”– ‘We must be honest’ –Conte, who won three Serie A titles with Juventus, has one year left on his contract after signing an improved deal without an extension at the end of last season.But the 48-year-old has given the impression for much of the season that he would have no problem leaving Stamford Bridge because he knows he would still be in demand from top clubs.Asked if he expects to be in charge next season, Conte said he would respect whatever decision was taken.“I always say I’m committed to this club, to respect my contract,” he said.“As you know very well our job is not simple. I understand that the club can make a decision, a positive decision, a negative decision. I’m the first to understand.“I’m the coach of a great, important club. It’s right that the club demands of me a lot. For sure we’ll make the best decision.”In truth, Conte may have burned too many bridges to stay with Chelsea amid speculation that former Barcelona boss Luis Enrique and Napoli manager Maurizio Sarri are Abramovich’s top targets to succeed him.In another swipe at Chelsea’s refusal to sign his top targets last year, he added: “As you know very well I predicted the difficulty at the start of the season.“To miss a place in the Champions League is not good for a club like Chelsea.“We must be honest to tell this. But at the same time you have to know the real situation.“There is the possibility with this group of players we did the maximum.”If Conte does leave, it will be despite the support of Chelsea’s fans, who serenaded him as he joined in the celebrations on the Wembley turf.“After these two seasons I will always love this colour, these fans, this club. Even if my future must be in a different way,” he said.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Feeling the strain: Antonio Conte looks downcast despite the FA Cup final win over Man United at Wembley © AFP / Glyn KIRKLONDON, United Kingdom, May 20 – Antonio Conte has warned Chelsea he will never change his demanding ways as the FA Cup winning boss waits to discover if he will be sacked.Conte ended a troubled season on a high note thanks to Chelsea’s 1-0 victory over Manchester United in Saturday’s final at Wembley.last_img read more

Michael Mac Giolla Easbuig to promote Irish language at Meitheal Misneach

first_imgMicheal Mac Giolla Easbuig was out putting up posters today for Meitheal Misneach which will be happening in the Ráth Chairn Gaeltacht in Meath 23-25 September.Dúirt sé; “Bhí mé amuigh inniu ag crochadh póstaer fá choinne Mheitheal Misneach, a bheas ag tarlú i nGaeltacht Ráth Chairn 23-25 den mhí seo. Tosaíodh Misneach 4 bliana ó shin leis an teanga a chur chun cinn agus le troid ar ais in éadan na gciorruithe atá ag déanamh scrios ar phobal na Gaeilge agus na Gaeltachta”“Misneach was started 4 years ago in order to promote the language and to protest against the vicious austerity measures being imposed on the Gaeltacht and the Irish speaking community throughout the island.” “As well as organising talks and social events, Misneach have been very vocal in protesting the damage being done by austerity measures to the vitality of the Irish language, especially in key Gaeltacht communities such as those in Donegal. Funding for job creation in the Gaeltacht, for instance has been decimated in recent years.”The event in Ráth Chairn will include talks by socialist historian Aindrias Ó Cathasaigh, language planning expert Dr. Brian Ó Curnáin, and language planner and Gaeltacht woman Bríd Ní Chualáin, as well as music, craic, a tour of the area and more.“In the face of hundreds of years of colonialism, and now the assault of austerity, we need a strong left wing Irish language movement ready to fight for the future of the language and the Gaeltacht. Bí linn i Rath Cháirn agus bí páirteach sa ghluaiseacht seo! Michael Mac Giolla Easbuig to promote Irish language at Meitheal Misneach was last modified: September 2nd, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalgaeilgeGweedoreirish languagemheitheal misneachMICHAEL MAC GIOLLA EASBUIGlast_img read more

Amir Khan receives defensive advice from Sam Allardyce in interview twist

first_img 3 Khan responded: “I think that’s what it needs to come to, I need to become like that. I need to start thinking a little bit more and to start being a little bit smarter in there where I don’t get hit with shots I shouldn’t get hit with.“I think I try to make it too exciting, but that can only get you hurt again…“Sometimes I see that red mist and want to put someone away.” 3 3 The 31-year-old dropped last week’s opponent Vargas twice during their fight, in the second and third rounds.However, after the second-round knockdown, Khan then became too aggressive, left himself open and was put on the canvas himself.“You shouldn’t be seeing that red mist now at your age son,” Big Sam answered.“You should have learned from those early days. Get your game plan and sort it out, you’ll be brilliant.”The discussion concluded with Khan admitting: “I sometimes get a little bit excited, it’s that young blood.”You can listen to Anthony Joshua v Alexander Povetkin on September 22, live on talkSPORT At one stage, the famously defensive football boss began to quiz Khan about his attacking style and resulting vulnerabilities.He has been knocked down and out several times in his career, and was most recently put on his backside during his win over Samuel Vargas last weekend.(You can listen to the exchange at 1:40 on the audio player above)“Are you one of those that wants to excite the fans all the time?” asked Allardyce.“Or are you now becoming tactically more aware about the fact that it’s all about making sure you win and don’t actually damage yourself?”center_img Amir Khan has been told to sort out his defence by none other than former Premier League manager Sam Allardyce.The welterweight star joined co-host Allardyce alongside Alan Brazil on the talkSPORT Sports Breakfast and their interview took an interesting turn. Khan climbed off the canvas to defeat Samuel Vargas Big Sam enjoyed Khan’s win, but struggled to fathom how he keeps making defensive errors Khan was last stopped by Canelo Alvarez in 2016 last_img read more