Amateur boxing champs starts Thursday

first_imgSixty-eight boxers, 63 males and five females, will take part in the Jamaica Boxing Board’s National Senior Amateur Boxing Championships from Thursday, January 28, to Saturday, January 30, at the Stanley Couch Gym, on Victoria Avenue in Kingston.There will be two categories, Elite and Novice, for boxers 18 and over. The Novice category is for boxers with less than five bouts. The nine gyms participating are Stanley Couch, Bruising, G. C. Foster, Jamaica Defence Force, Heavy Metal, Sav Boxing Academy, St Thomas Boxing Club, Sugar Knockout, and Seaview Gardens. Entries have also been received from four overseas boxers, two from Canada, and one each from England and the United States.Kingsley Goodison, administrator for the tournament, told The Gleaner that he was pleased with the entry list and expects keen competition throughout the tournament. Among the top amateurs who will be participating are Janathan Hanson, Nico Yeyo and Ricardo Carter, who performed well in a recent overseas development tournament, and Michael Gardener, Reece Shagourie and Kestna Davis, who are former champions.last_img read more

Engen adds to list of drought relief

first_imgThe donation was made in response to a call for help from the agricultural company Senwes. (Image: Engen)South Africa has been experiencing severe drought across large regions of the country, but corporates and ordinary people have been pitching in with mass drought relief efforts.In the latest move, Engen Petroleum, a leading South African producer and marketer of fuels, lubricants and oil-based products, handed over a cheque for R1-million to Agri SA, a non-profit organisation that works to build a stable, profitable agricultural environment, for drought relief.“We understand the negative impact exerted by the current drought on agriculture and we hope that our donation will help to make a small contribution in assisting farmers,” said Mike Stead, Engen’s manager: commercial fuels.Johannes Möller, the president of Agri SA, said the donation would make a big difference. “For every R1.00 we receive towards the Drought Relief Fund, the value we give back is R5.00, which goes towards farmers, throughput, feeding pellets and similar products.”Agri SA, a federation of agricultural organisations, was established in 1904 as the South African Agricultural Union. It consists of nine provincial and 24 commodity organisations. Essentially Agri SA, through its affiliated membership, represents a diverse grouping of individual farmers regardless of gender, colour or creed.MONEY FOR ALL FARMERSHowever, Möller stressed that the Drought Relief Fund was not only used for Agri SA members. “The money is also used to support all farmers, whether commercial or emerging farmers. Assistance is also offered to the community.”Engen has a historical agricultural focus, with one in every two South African farmers depending on the company’s products, local expertise and global technical excellence.“Engen’s contribution represents another step in our commitment towards supporting those in dire straits in a sector whose value we really understand,” said Stead.Joe Mahlo, Engen’s general manager of sales and marketing, concurred. “Over the past 40 years we have demonstrated to farmers that ‘with us you are number one’. This has resulted in excellent integrated relationships and working methodologies.“After all, when it comes to the future, nothing less than a vibrant and brilliantly supported agricultural sector will meet the needs of the economy and all of our people.”OTHER DROUGHT ASSISTANCEShoprite and Checkers customers also helped to raise R200 000 for drought-stricken communities across South Africa over two months since March through the retailers’ Act for Change initiative.Operation Hydrate, the NGO that has been donating water in drought stricken areas of South Africa, has distributed more than six million litres of water so far. The group aims to collect R95-million worth of water by Nelson Mandela Day this year.PLAY YOUR PARTPlay Your Part urges you to share your story. If you or anyone you know has gone out of their way to brighten up the day for someone else, we want to know.If you have a story to tell, be it your own or that of an organisation or initiative dear to you, submit your story or video to our website and tell us how South Africa is playing a part to build a better life for all.last_img read more

Team Selling, Group Performance Dynamics, and the Power of Tightly Knit Sales Teams, with Michael Dalis – Episode #88

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Now Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 33:48 — 31.0MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSTeam selling is a skill that MUST be developed these days. Gone are the days of the lone ranger approach to effective sales. Subject Matter Experts, Sales Professionals, and Support staff must come together these days to make the sales needed to move everyone forward. And the better any team operates – in sales and in any other team-based discipline – the better the outcomes. We only have to look to sports or music to see the power of a well-oiled team dynamic. This conversation with Michael Dalis about his new book, “Sell Like A Team” will give you insights into the dynamics of team selling that your organization desperately needs if it is going to succeed in the competitive sales world of today.Team selling, Group Performance Dynamics, and the Power of Tightly Knit Sales Teams, w @MichaelDalis – Ep 88Click To TweetHow are we as a unit going to execute better than any other sales team?That’s a question you have not only got to be asking but answering effectively with practical, strategic action that empowers everyone on the team. It’s the question behind Group Performance Dynamics, a concept Michael Dalis highlights in his new book, “Sell Like A Team.” In this conversation, you’re going to learn practical ways you can work as a team before your important sales meetings in order to be your best in those meetings. You’re also going to hear how to use rehearsals, feedback, and sales meeting agendas to manage the process more effectively from start to finish. Michael’s stuff is actionable, so make sure you don’t miss this conversation – and grab a copy of his book in the resources section of this episode’s show notes.If your sales team is not in sync, you’ll have difficulty performing effectively.When Anthony was younger he was in a rock band whose members were serious about their performances and their future. That’s where he learned the importance of Group Performance Dynamics, the topic of Michael Dalis’ new book, “Sell Like A Team.” On this episode, Anthony tells the story of how a particular performance was negatively impacted by a lack of team cohesion and uses the example to lead into Michael’s expertise around this area of team sales. It’s a great story but also one that illustrates in a tangible way why your sales team needs to be operating together as a well-oiled machine. Do your sales team a favor and listen to this conversation.If your sales team is not in sync, you’ll have difficulty performing effectively @MichaelDalisClick To TweetDo you rehearse team sales calls before you make them? You should.If you have a sales team made up of experienced sales professionals, it’s easy to think that the combined experience of your group and the number of sales calls you’ve made collectively translate into an effective group sales call. Nothing is further from the truth. The varied dynamics that go into functioning effectively as a sales team are likely foreign to everyone on the team, so you need to take the time to rehearse your interaction and roles before the sale. Find out how Anthony and his guest, Michael Dalis recommend you go about that and hear why they both feel it’s the missing component that could drive sales to new levels of success, on this episode.Team selling can not improve without honest feedback among the team members.When you make a sales call as a team, it’s important that you not leave the meeting and move on with life. There’s so much to be gained through a team debrief where honest feedback can be given and received. On this episode, Michael Dalis says that the kind of feedback that truly benefits sales teams is balanced, specific, and honest. He defines each of that and gives advice on how you can make suggestions about individual roles in the upcoming sales meeting (tweaks) before it ever happens. He’s convinced that proper team preparation and post-sales-call feedback can produce powerful improvements to your closing rate. Find out more on this episode.Team selling can not improve without honest feedback among the team members @MichaelDalisClick To TweetOutline of this great episode One of the most common questions Anthony receives: a great CRM for small teams? Who is Michael Dalis? What is group performance discipline, and why is it important? Why is there an increase in the need to buy and sell as a team? Who is the REAL gatekeeper in sales settings? You can’t get to consensus in the sales process without the right allies. The vital task of a salesperson’s self-education. Why trust is essential in sales teams, how to build it, what destroys it. The importance of rehearsal and how neglecting it can be a team’s downfall. Honest feedback to sales team members: vital for improvement over time. How do you keep from running out of time in team sales meetings?Our Sponsor:SAP Digital CRMResources & Links mentioned in this episodewww.DriveSalesConsulting.com – Michael’s websiteThe Richardson Company – Michael often contributes to their blog1259861155The theme song “Into the Arena” is written and produced by Chris Sernel. You can find it on SoundcloudConnect with AnthonyWebsite: www.TheSalesBlog.comYoutube: www.Youtube.com/IannarinoFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/iannarinoTwitter: https://twitter.com/iannarinoGoogle Plus: https://plus.google.com/+SAnthonyIannarinoLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/iannarino Tweets you can use to share this episodeHow are we as a unit going to execute better than any other sales team? @MichaelDalisClick To TweetDo you rehearse team sales calls before you make them? You should @MichaelDalisClick To TweetSubscribe toIn the ArenaApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsAndroidby EmailRSSOr subscribe with your favorite app by using the address belowlast_img read more

Canadian Normandy veteran awarded Frances highest decoration for service

first_imgHALIFAX – Fred Turnbull was only 19 when his landing craft approached the beaches of Normandy as part of the greatest amphibious assault in military history.Now 92, Turnbull, who was a Royal Canadian Navy bowman-gunner, said he still vividly remembers the confusion of the D-Day landings on June 6, 1944.“From the air it must have looked like a mix-up of landing craft going in all directions,” the retired banker said, moments after receiving France’s highest decoration, the Legion of Honour, at a ceremony Friday at Canadian Forces Base Halifax.“And I think probably the worst thing was the noise. The noise was terrible because we had our own battleships firing in and the Germans firing out.”Born in Montreal, Turnbull was just 17 when he joined the navy in the summer of 1942. Serving aboard landing craft, he took part in several Allied operations including landings in Sicily, Normandy, southern France and Greece.His job was to drop the ramp of the landing craft and then jump over the bow to help steady it with a rope as the soldiers it carried disembarked and headed ashore.It was a dangerous job with little protection from enemy snipers, mortars, aircraft and minefields. Turnbull said there was little time to be afraid.“You just have a job to do and you do it,” he said. “That’s where the training comes in. You train so much, everything’s automatic.”Turnbull was presented with his medal by Laurence Monmayrant, France’s consul general for the Atlantic provinces. He is one of over 600 Canadian veterans who have been awarded the five-armed cross created by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1802.“You are a living page of the history of my home country,” said Monmayrant. “Your contribution to its liberation needed to be recognized.”Monmayrant later said that meeting Turnbull and bestowing him with the award was a special honour for her.“I come from Normandy and from a very early age we are told of the role of the soldiers who came from the U.S., from Canada … who came to the rescue of France and Europe,” she said.Turnbull said he was proud to receive the honour, which he dedicated to his comrades in arms.“I never thought that this would happen,” he told a gathering of family, friends and military dignitaries.“But I’d like to say this is on behalf of all the landing craft crews.”Turnbull recorded his wartime memories in a diary, which at the time was forbidden by Allied authorities. The diaries eventually formed the basis of a book that was published in 2007 entitled “The Invasion Diaries.”He said he hid the diary in his hammock and recorded his thoughts often a week to 10 days after certain events had unfolded.“But then in the early 80s the government said all those who have diaries can deposit them in the national archives and get a tax benefit, so everything changed,” Turnbull chuckled.After the war, Turnbull studied history and economics at McGill University and eventually worked for Montreal Trust, retiring as an assistant vice president in 1989.“I got into business and you sort of forget day-to-day what went on,” he said. “Life goes on.”last_img read more

Stars Help amfAR Raise Over 35 Million At Hong Kong Gala

first_imgCharlize Theron, Naomi Campbell, Jackie Chan, Charli XCX, Mark Ronson, CL, and amfAR Chairman of the Board Kenneth Cole were among those who gathered at the third annual amfAR Gala Hong Kong at Shaw Studios to honor Pansy Ho for her commitment to the fight against AIDS.Jackie Chan at amfAR Gala Hong KongCredit/Copyright: amfARThe event, presented by Harry Winston and AMTD Group, raised over $3.5 million for amfAR’s life-saving AIDS research programs.Other guests in attendance included Park Seo Joon, Ahn Jae-hyun, Rosamund Kwan, amfAR Global Fundraising Chairman Milutin Gatsby, Josie Ho, Budi Tek, Sir David Tang, Timmy Xu, Lorraine Schwartz, Gu Youming, Gaile Lok, Myolie Wu, Kimbee Chan, Michelle Cheng, Yvette Yung, Charles Ho, Kent Ho, Emily Lam Ho, Allan Zeman, Chairmaine Zeman, Fernando Botero, Marines Botero, Maisy Ho, Sabrina Ho, Chairmaine Ho, Claudine Ying, Winnie Chiu, Josephine Chiu, Harris Chan, Tina Leung, BryanBoy, Yi Zhou, Faye Tsui, Myolie Wu, Alex Lam, Lelia Chow, Tina Leung, Ricky Kwok, Calvin Choi, Zou Tao, Jean-Marc Lacave, Achille Boroli, and René Koneberg among others.Charlize Theron at amfAR Hong Kong GalaCredit/Copyright: Getty ImagesNaomi Campbell opened the evening by welcoming guests and introducing amfAR Chairman of the Board Kenneth Cole, who thanked event sponsors and spoke about amfAR’s TREAT Asia program and the organization’s Countdown to a Cure initiative, which is dedicated to finding the scientific basis of a cure for AIDS by 2020.Cole then introduced Honorary Chair Charlize Theron, who stressed the challenges of HIV and urged focused efforts on “the communities that are most vulnerable, that are most in need of prevention, education, and support.” She ended by thanking all guests, describing their attendance as “a symbol of generous support and commitment to bringing this epidemic to an end in our lifetime, to removing it as a threat to our children and to future generations.”Sir David Tang introduced the amfAR Award of Courage to his friend, businesswoman and philanthropist Pansy Ho, describing her commitment to giving back as “nothing short of admirable” and recognizing her efforts for the past three years in supporting the amfAR Gala Hong Kong. In her remarks, Ms. Ho dedicated her gratitude to all who have supported the amfAR Gala Hong Kong and invited everyone to keep working together towards finding a cure on behalf of the 37 million people around the world who are living with HIV/AIDS.The evening also featured spectacular live performances. Grammy-nominated British pop sensation Charli XCX ended the evening with a set of her top hits Boom Clap, Fancy, and I Don’t Care that brought the crowd to their feet.Five-time Grammy Award-winning musician Mark Ronson then kicked off the after-party with a DJ set that kept guests dancing until the morning.K-Pop superstar CL (Lee Chae-rin) also took the stage during the program to perform her debut American singles, Lifted and Hello Bitches.Guests enjoyed bidding on exclusive items during the live auction, conducted by Simon de Pury and Shally Lin. Highlights included:· Jackie Chan surprised guests and auctioned an opportunity for one lucky guest to appear in his upcoming film with Sylvester Stallone and to attend the movie’s premiere in Beijing. This once-in-a-lifetime role sold for the highest amount of the evening, $300,000.· Charlize Theron offered an opportunity for two to attend the New York City premiere of The Fate of the Furious, the eighth film in the epic Fast and the Furious franchise, along with tickets to the VIP after-party following the screening and a suite at The Peninsula New York, which sold twice for a total of $200,000.· An Andy Warhol print of amfAR Founding International Chairman Dame Elizabeth Taylor, titled Liz, 1964, sold for $130,000. · A seven-night stay for twelve people at Leonardo DiCaprio’s iconic Palm Springs home, originally built for beloved entertainer Dinah Shore and neighbored by homes to stars such as Frank Sinatra, Marilyn Monroe, Cary Grant, Dean Martin, Liberace, Elvis Presley, and amfAR’s Founding International Chairman Elizabeth Taylor, sold for $100,000.· Moët & Chandon offered, for the first time ever in Asia Pacific, the opportunity for a guest to purchase theirvery own Moët & Chandon vending machine, which holds 315 Moët & Chandon mini bottles and sold for $80,000.· Herb Ritts’ 1986 photograph of Madonna, which became the cover of her third studio album True Blue and was later named one of Billboard’s 50 Greatest Album Covers of All Time, sold for $55,000 to Ms. Pansy Ho.· Isla Flouo Mossi, a work by American artist Donna Huanca, and Under Heaven-3309CF0162, a work by Shanghai-based artist Xu Zhen, both sold for $130,000 each.Charlize Theron served as the event’s Honorary Chair. Naomi Campbell, amfAR Chairman of the Board Kenneth Cole, Michelle Rodriguez, Michelle Yeoh, Nayla Hayek, Daisy Ho, Vin Roberti, Budi Tek, Yvette Yung, and amfAR Global Fundraising Chairman Milutin Gatsby served as Event Chairs. Event Co-Chairs included Achille Boroli, Guy Bradley, Harris Chan, Angelica Cheung, Winnie Chiu, Calvin Choi, Josie Ho, Louise Hung, Miky Kambara, René Koneberg, Jean-Marc Lacave, Su Mang, Dee Poon, and Oscar Wang. Vice Chairs of the event included Frank Cancelloni, Zou Tao, and Teras Young.Harry Winston and AMTD Group served as the event’s Presenting Sponsors. Audi Hong Kong and Moët Hennessy were the Signature Sponsors. HANXI was the Associate Sponsor. The Upper House was the event’s Hospitality Partner. Delta Air Lines is the Official Airline of amfAR. amfAR Gala Hong Kong was produced by Andrew Boose/AAB Productions and Josh Wood/Josh Wood Productions.In 2001, amfAR launched TREAT Asia, a cooperative network of clinics, hospitals, and research institutions working together with civil society to ensure the safe and effective delivery of HIV/AIDS treatments across Asia and the Pacific. TREAT Asia now encompasses 20 adult and 16 pediatric clinical sites across the region.last_img read more

Will The Browns Ever Win A Game

This has been a pretty great year for Cleveland sports, particularly if you consider how miserable things had been over the previous five decades or so. In June, the Cavs staged an incredible comeback to win the NBA championship, and the Indians came within a game of winning the World Series in November. The only team that hasn’t joined the party by the Cuyahoga River is the Browns — because of course they haven’t. In fact, Cleveland’s football team might be headed for a very different kind of history if it can’t get its act together over the next month and a half.At 0-11, the Browns are the worst team in the NFL according to FiveThirtyEight’s Elo ratings, which estimate a team’s quality at any given moment. According to ESPN’s expected points metric, they have the league’s seventh-worst offense, the eighth-worst special teams, and the NFL’s worst defense by a mile. Even by the standards of a team that hasn’t made the playoffs since George W. Bush’s first term as president, this particular edition of the Browns has been notably terrible. The best they can hope for now is to avoid joining the small, ignominious club of teams who went an entire season without a win.Going back to the beginning of the NFL-AFL era in 1960, only three teams have played a full schedule1So, excluding the strike-shortened 1982 season, in which the Baltimore Colts went 0-8-1. without winning a single game: The 1960 Dallas Cowboys (who went 0-11-1, tying the Giants in the season’s penultimate game), the 1976 Tampa Bay Buccaneers (who went 0-14 in their debut season) and the 2008 Detroit Lions (who are currently the only team to ever go 0-16). Right now, our Elo model gives the 2016 Browns roughly a 32 percent probability of joining that group (31 percent for 0-16, plus a tiny chance of going winless with one or more ties).2Based on 100,000 simulations of the remainder of the schedule. 14Cincinnati27.2 And even if Cleveland does end up going 0-16, it should probably be spared the last-place ranking in the pecking order of winless squads. Among the set of simulations where they didn’t win a game, the Browns finished with a better end-of-season Elo rating than the 1976 Buccaneers every single time (those Bucs had the worst full-season Elo of any team in NFL history) and were rated better than the 1960 Cowboys 94 percent of the time. Then again, there’s less than a 1-in-15,000 chance that a winless Browns team finishes with a better Elo than the winless 2008 Lions, and that team is often considered the reigning worst team ever. There will be little to mitigate Cleveland’s disgrace if the team loses its next five games.But that’s still relatively unlikely. Since 1960, 13 other teams have lost all of their first 11 games, and all but three of them have found a way to avoid the humiliation of a winless campaign. Now comes Cleveland’s chance to do the same.Jay Boice contributed research.Check out our latest NFL predictions. 17Pittsburgh12.9 Upcoming Browns games To suffer a winless season, it takes a special combination of poor talent and horrible luck. In their 0-16 season, the Lions had the point differential of a roughly 3-win team, but they also had the misfortune of going 0-5 in games decided by 8 points or fewer, situations in which history tells us even bad teams can usually squeak out a few victories by chance alone. For their part, the Browns have the point differential of a 2-9 team and a better scoring margin through 11 games (-141) than the 2008 Lions (-153), 1960 Cowboys (-183) or 1976 Bucs (-195) did. 16San Diego32.9 12N.Y. Giants24.8% WEEKOPPONENTWIN PROBABILITY Average pregame win probability from Elo simulations.Source: Pro-Football-Reference.com 15Buffalo11.3 read more

Cantona Mourinho is not the right man for Man Utd

first_imgManchester United legend Eric Cantona believes Jose Mourinho’s “no fun” style is wrong for the club and its supportersThe under-fire Portuguese coach has won just six of his 14 games this season with United down in 8th-place in the Premier League table.And Cantona feels that a part of United’s problems are down to Mourinho’s lack of creativity and adds that the former Chelsea coach is just simply not suited for the club.“I love Jose,” said Cantona on Belfast Telegraph.“He is a great manager who has won so many things, and he will win more, maybe even this season, maybe the Champions League.“But he is not the right man for Manchester United, a great club that will always be great. They will win things, I know they will.“But the way they play? Not good. The manager has them playing the wrong way for the fans. No fun, no creativity.Jose Mourinho, Lionel MessiMourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.“United teams should play in a joyful way, with enjoyment and excitement. I want to see players free to express themselves, to try to win games instead of being sent out not to lose.“I like Mourinho. He has a good personality but not for United.”The 52-year-old Frenchman feels that United should follow in the footsteps of Real Madrid and Barcelona by appointing one of their own old boys to manage the club.“It has worked for many clubs – Zidane at Real Madrid, Guardiola at Barcelona, Antonio Conte at Juventus, all were successful managers at clubs where they starred as players,” continued Cantona.“United, too, should give a chance to an ex-player – Ryan Giggs or Paul Scholes.“All these players come in, knowing the identity and soul of their clubs, the same with Giggs and Scholes with United, and they also learned so much under Sir Alex Ferguson.”Former Real president Ramon Calderon claimed on Tuesday that his old club wants to bring Mourinho back to the Santiago Bernabeu.last_img read more

Lukaku opens up on the positive vibes in Uniteds squad

first_imgRomelu Lukaku revealed that Manchester United players are enjoying the happy atmosphere in training since the exit of Jose Mourinho.The Belgian forward may not be having more game time under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, but he admitted the positive vibes in the squad has been a key factor to their success.“It’s different, a lot more positive,” he told Canal+.“People are smiling. At the moment everything is going well, and we have to continue like this. We’re enjoying it.”Lukaku further claimed everyone is getting back to their best again after a difficult start to the campaign, with the improved form of Pogba and Rashford a testimony to the assertion.“We tell him at training, Paul is happy, and then he laughs,” Lukaku disclosed via FourFourTwo.Romelu Lukaku, Inter MilanLukaku backed to beat Ronaldo in Serie A scoring charts Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Former Inter Milan star Andy van der Meyde is confident Romelu Lukaku will outscore Cristiano Ronaldo in this season’s Serie A.“At the moment, everyone is playing at their level. That’s what’s good. Paul, Marcus (Rashford), even myself when I play, I try to bring something to the team, Anthony (Martial). The competitive mindset is returning in every player.“You see it at training when we do mini games, 6 vs 6, 8 vs 8, you can see the players are wanting to prove themselves to the manager because they want to take their chance, but the most important remains the team. That’s what’s going to help us to return where we belong.”Up next for Manchester United is a tricky tie against relegation-threatened Fulham on Saturday.Lukaku: “This competitive spirit is coming back out of each player, it has already started in training when we play small-sided matches, 6 vs 6, 8 vs 8, you can see it the players want to prove themselves to the manager.” #MUFC #GGMU pic.twitter.com/74u1IXB7Jp— UnitedReds.com (@UnitedRedscom) February 4, 2019last_img read more

Elacs Carina speaker shaping up to be designer Andrew Jones next hit

first_imgElac Speaker designer Andrew Jones has unveiled his latest Elac series and it is the first to incorporate the company’s iconic “Jet” folded tweeter. And based on my time with it, for such a small design it had a big, big sound.The Carina series is the step-up from the excellent Uni-Fi range and consists of three products: the BS243.4 bookshelf ($1,200), the FS247.4 floorstander ($2,400) and the CC241.4 center channel ($TBC).Jones is best known for his three-way concentric designs and told me that it was a challenge to try incorporating a tweeter he hadn’t worked with before in a simpler two-way speaker (treble and mid/bass).All of the speakers are based on 5.25-inch aluminum drivers and Jones told me he sourced a different folded tweeter from the one the company typically uses to keep costs down. The BS243.4 bookshelf features a bass reflex located on the bottom of the speaker and this in combination with the tweeter achieves a frequency range of 46Hz to 30kHz.Ears-oncarina Ty Pendlebury/CNET Jones treated me to a demo of the still-in-development speaker, and despite the change from a dome tweeter to the Jet, the design unmistakably bore his signature sound. It had an ultra-wide sound stage that enveloped the room with just a slight forwardness in the upper mids, though without harshness or brightness. For a small speaker with a 5.25-inch driver, the bass was impressively deep and punchy.When Andrew first demonstrated the Uni-Fi speaker at CES 2016, the song that blew me away was Rage Against The Machine’s Killing in the Name Of. Played through the Carina, I got a similar case of the chills. The opening chunk-chunk-chunks sounded compact in a way I hadn’t heard before, and this made the transition to Zack de la Rocha’s “killing in the name of” and the band’s all-in onslaught all the more surprising and goose bump inducing. The speakers aren’t yet done, and as music played I could almost hear his brain working on the changes he wants to make. As the Carinas are now though, they look good, sound like a Jones design and the price is reasonable for a high-end speaker. Look out for the Carina range in mid-2019. 27 Photos Share your voice CES 2019: See all of CNET’s coverage of the year’s biggest tech show.CES schedule: It’s six days of jam-packed events. Here’s what to expect. Comments CES 2019 Speakers 3 Tags Best new headphones of CES 2019 CES Productslast_img read more