VCB ready to face trials

first_imgDOHA, Qatar:Despite having 17 Olympic and World Championships medals to her name, Veronica Campbell-Brown knows it will be as difficult as ever to make Jamaica’s team to this year’s Rio Games when national trials roll around in June.”Based on my experience, it is always tough to make my team,” Campbell-Brown said. “Jamaica has a lot of great athletes. I expect it to be as tough as always.”Campbell-Brown, who will turn 34 on May 15, says she feels as fresh as ever and, therefore, is not ready to pronounce this as being her last Olympics despite the fact that she will be 38 in 2020 when the next track and field spectacle is slated for.FEELING YOUNG”Actually, I don’t feel a day older. I feel as young and as fresh as ever,” Campbell-Brown said. “So I will just train hard and stay focused as I feel good.”I do not put limits on myself, and I am not closing any doors because I do not know what God has in store for me. So I will just take it season by season, and right now I am focused on the 2016 season.”The former Vere Technical High student, one of the greatest female sprinters of all time, is the first to admit that last season was not one of her best. She did recover, however, to take bronze in the 200m at the World Championships and helped Jamaica to gold in the 4x100m.”I do expect things to be better and to move smoother than last year. Preparations have been going well. I am excited about the season.”Campbell-Brown, who has a personal best of 10.76 seconds in the 100m and 21.74 in the 200m, was unwilling to say how fast she is likely to go this season.”You never know. I don’t know. We will see,” Campbell-Brown said when asked how fast she believed she would go this season. “I am just focusing on making the team to Rio and then go from there.”ryon.jones@gleanerjm.comlast_img read more

Amkette launches SONIX Bluetooth speakers with NFC pairing at Rs 2,299

first_imgAcessories maker Amkette has announced a new series of Bluetooth speakers that the it says could be well used used during your travel.Amkette Trubeats SONIX can connect to a smartphone via Bluetooth and is one of the affordable speakers to support NFC pairing. Priced at Rs 2,299, the speaker is available in four colors options and sport a rugged design. SONIX also has onboard music playback capabilities for it can take music from a micro SD card of up to 32GB. There are big, square music control keys at its top face and ports placed on the other side include charging, AUX and micro SD. The AUX cable connectivity allows you to plug it to an iPod or laptop.Also Read: Altec Lansing Dual Motion speaker review: Affordable but no wow factorMusic comes out of two 45mm speaker drivers placed on the front cuve of the device body, delivering 9W of power. Its built-in rechargeable battery gives a said runtime of 8 hours.Amkette was in news when it launched the second iteration of its affordable media streaming the Evo TV 2. The palm size box comes with a remote control, connects to network via Wi-Fi and has a host of streaming apps like Netflix, HotStar, Hooq and Eros Now apart from YouTube, Chrome and Gmail support to make a normal TV smart. It connects via AV or HDMI, can playback Full HD content from a pen drive and carries a price tag of Rs 6,499.last_img read more