first_imgMOST READ For Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’ But the biggest contributions came from Lorenzo Capate, who contributed six points and 10 excellent sets to be adjudged as the Finals MVP.Impressive in winning the second and third sets, the HD Spikers fell to the same trap of complacency as a motivated Air Force side forced a deciding fifth set, 25-16.Cignal, though, was quick to atone for its miscues, jumping to a 6-2 lead in Set 5 before Marasigan wrapped the hardware with a combination play to win the title, 15-10.“I just told them to combine their talent with effort, and believe that they will win. That’s exactly what happened today,” said Almadro.Bryan Bagunas captained the Jet Spikers with 23 points, built on 21 hits and two aces, while Conference MVP Ranran Abdilla chimed in 17 in the defeat.ADVERTISEMENT Cignal HD Spikers. Photo from Spikers’ Turf Facebook account.Cignal finally exorcised its demons and pulled off a tough five-set victory over Philippine Air Force, 17-25, 27-25, 27-25, 16-25, 15-10, to snare the 2017 Premier Volleyball League men’s division Tuesday at Philsports Arena in Pasig.Coach Oliver Almadro steered his squad to the championship in his first conference at the helm, as he instituted the changes the HD Spikers needed to finally get over the hump.ADVERTISEMENT Swing Out Sister back to PH this April Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig in View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop working The HD Spikers swept the best-of three championship series after nabbing Game 1, 18-25, 25-22, 25-16, 25-19 last Saturday.Alfafara was named as this conference’s First Best Outside Spiker, and Fauzi Ismail of Air Force hailed as the Second Best Outside Spiker.Edward Camposano of Sta. Elena emerged as the Best Opposite Spiker, Jayvee Sumagaysay of Army was the First Best Middle Blocker, and Greg Dolor of IEM got the Second Best Middle Blocker.Cignal’s Vince Mangulabnan was honored as the Best Setter, and IEM’s Rence Melgar was feted as the Best Libero.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend “It’s my first time to coach a men’s club team, and luckily, we were able to get the championship,” saidAlmadro. “They were already a talented team. They just have to believe in themselves, and they just have to combine their talents and efforts. That’s what I gave them.”Cignal gained a measure of revenge after losing in two Finals series against the Jet Spikers in the then-Spikers’ Turf tournaments.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new groundRex Intal was stellar in the championship-clinching match, firing 17 points, anchored on 11 spikers, four blocks, and two service aces.Mark Alfafara also unleashed 17 markers, while Peter Torres added 13 points, and Ysay Marasigan had 12. Dennis Rodman returns to North Korea hoping to ‘open the door’ China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

first_img…Regional Chairman to write LM&TC againRegion 10 (Upper Demerara- Berbice) Councillor Gordon Callendar has stressed that, despite the recent voicing of concerns over what the Council has described as the unsanitary means of transporting meat at the Mackenzie Market in Linden, the practice has since continued.LM&TC Councillor Gordon CallenderAt the most recent statutory meeting of the Council, he sought to inquire if the Region’s health department is monitoring the activities, and if discussions for the proposed abattoir in the Region were progressing.“We’ve been talking about the unsanitary conditions and the way how meat is being transported in Region 10, especially in the market areas…but this thing still continue. The handling of the meat on the market still continues as the normal practice – in the wheelbarrows…,” Callendar stressed.He was, however, reminded by Regional Chairman Renis Morian that the sanitary practices at the markets fall under the jurisdiction of the Linden Mayor and Town Council (LM&TC). Morian said he would have the administration re-write the LM&TC in an effort to secure an update in regard to the monitoring of activities.He also alluded to the option of engaging the Council in conversation. “We did talk with the Town Council before. We want to know what action has been taken so far…It’s the Council’s responsibility. A letter was sent to the Council. We have to send another letter to the Council, asking what they’re doing, because they haven’t responded to us…,” the Regional Chairman said.In response to the concerns, representatives of the Guyana Livestock Development Agency (GLDA) were expected to meet with officials of the Regional Health Committee, to discuss a proposal for the possibility of the construction of an abattoir in the Region.Chairman of the Committee, Councillor Dr Gregory Harris, had stated last month that plans to construct the abattoir were fast-tracked after several complaints were made by Councillors and officials of the Regional Democratic Council (RDC) over alleged unsanitary practices regarding the handling of commercial meat in the Linden community.Dr Harris had disclosed that the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the GLDA had later made contact with the Region’s Health Committee regarding the proposal. The status of the discussion is however unclear.Dr Harris said the Committee also had discussions with the health workers at the Town Council, and that a spot for the proposed abattoir was expected to be identified. He said a recommendation was made sometime last year to set up a monitoring unit along the Linden/Soesdyke Highway, and he explained that he had proposed for a system to be implemented whereby meat coming in to the Region could be monitored.Nevertheless, he said, an environmental officer would usually carry out sanitary checks at various butcher’s shops in the Linden community. Callender had questioned whether the Regional Health Department is functioning, and whether it is moving around the Region to monitor the situation.Callender was one of the Councillors who had brought to the fore the issue of unsanitary practices by vendors of meat, an issue which he stated had needed to be urgently addressed. Councillor Tracy Johnson had also called for the monitoring of butcher’s shops in the community.Meanwhile, Morian has said it was necessary for public health workers to do the necessary work. He pointed out that, years ago, tuberculosis was detected on meat at Linden after an alarm was raised.last_img read more

first_imgEven after the words tumble out, the tension on those 911 calls can linger. What else should be said? How much time will pass before a police officer or the coroner arrives? A county policy shift this year could have emergency crews spending more time trying to resuscitate patients in the field, as opposed to interrupting rescue operations and rushing people to local hospitals. In those cases, doctors and medical workers usually take over, and it becomes the hospital’s job to break the news that a patient has died. The Redondo Beach Fire Department recently held classes for firefighter-paramedics and others in Hermosa Beach to help ease the sudden transition from rescue worker to grief counselor. Some tips were as simple as making eye contact, avoiding arm-crossing and allowing the silence – no matter how awkward – to simply take over. “If you just sit with them, be with them. You don’t really have to say anything,” said Glen Komatsu, a Little Company of Mary Hospital-Torrance physician specializing in palliative care, which aims to relieve physical and emotional suffering. “Sometimes words are just inadequate,” Komatsu said. “Hand them some Kleenex. Let them sob. Human presence is very powerful.” Several firefighters and paramedics who gathered for a recent counseling session agreed. Still, it can be easier to stay busy packing up equipment and clearing the scene rather than struggle for the right thing to say, some of them explained. “Detachment has been the preferred method of dealing with those types of situations,” one rescue worker told Komatsu. Greg Allen, who heads the Redondo Beach Firefighters Association, said the department arranged for grief counseling classes so it can better assist local families, which he calls “extended patients.” “We’re not going to leave them there to take care of everything,” Allen said. The classes follow a policy change from the Los Angeles County Emergency Medical Service Agency, which oversees the county’s 911 system. Following American Heart Association guidelines, the agency now suggests emergency crews remain on scene with cardiac arrest patients until there’s a return of spontaneous circulation – meaning the patient shows signs of a palpable pulse – rather than interrupting the process to transport a person to the hospital. William Koenig, the agency’s medical director, said the shift made in February reflects the view that patients can be better served if paramedics are dispensing medication and continuing chest compressions on scene while consulting with hospital workers by phone. And if it’s clear to paramedics that a patient has died at the scene, a high-speed ambulance ride could needlessly put other people at risk and create false hope for a family, he explained. Although the consulting physician would likely pronounce the patient dead, firefighters and paramedics are left to face grieving relatives. It’s something they already know how to do and have received training for, Koenig said. But those kinds of conversations could happen more frequently. “I do think quite frankly that the classes are beneficial,” said Koenig, director of emergency medicine at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. “I think education is really important.” Redondo Beach held three counseling classes last month in the main library and will likely train future recruits, said Allen, the association’s president. The sessions brought together a physician, a hospital chaplain, a grief counselor and a mortuary director, all offering different suggestions. Their information will be included in a pamphlet the city will stock in its firetrucks and ambulances – lists of local funeral homes, mortuaries, counseling services and more. Redondo Beach Fire Capt. Scott Harper, who attended a class with his colleagues, said he welcomed the input. “We basically stand by, and there’s not a lot to do. ? Some guys were uncomfortable dealing with family members who were going to be emotionally upset,” he said. “What can we do to soften that blow?” But the advice wasn’t all for the families. Darrah Glynn, who works as a chaplain at Little Company of Mary Hospital-Torrance, said it’s unrealistic for emergency workers to respond to a trauma and simply move on. “It’s going to affect you. You’re going to have a patient pass away that’s just like your grandfather, just like your niece,” she said. “Find a good support group for yourself.” kristin.agostoni@dailybreeze.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! REDONDO BEACH: Emergency firefighter-paramedic teams are being trained to help families cope when a patient dies at the scene of a 911 call. By Kristin S. Agostoni STAFF WRITER The minutes can feel like hours during those sad, awkward times when firefighters and paramedics have to report a patient’s death to a worried family. last_img read more

first_img“We’re very pleased with his performance,” Little said. “I like his speed on the bases. He has a world of ability. The positive side of it is, in that game (Sunday), we got to watch him gain more valuable experience on the bases because he got three hits.” Light moments As the late-afternoon shadows crept across Wrigley Field in the bottom of the fourth inning on Monday, the lights suddenly came on. To his credit, umpire crew chief Joe West immediately stopped play and ordered that they be turned off, citing a baseball rule that they can only be turned on at the beginning of the top half of any inning so that neither team gets an advantage. That was fine, and the lights were turned out immediately. The problem came when the inning ended and the lights were turned back according to rule. Stadium lights, once they are turned out, have to warm up gradually. So, with Cubs pitcher Carlos Zambrano ready to pitch and Dodgers center fielder Juan Pierre ready to lead off, the game was delayed for several minutes while the lights slowly reached full luminance. Although home plate was in the shadows by that time, the sun was still shining on a perfect, cloudless day, making the delay seem unnecessary. “It was 4 o’clock in the afternoon, and guys were wearing sunglasses trying to see,” Little said. “But I guess rules are rules, and (West) was trying to stick to them. But those pace-of-game rules kind of went out the window right there.” More promotions With the minor league regular season having ended on Monday, the Dodgers recalled pitchers Eric Hull and Eric Stults, infielder Tony Abreu and outfielder Delwyn Young from triple-A Las Vegas and purchased the contract of infielder Wilson Valdez from the 51s. That will give them a 35-man roster as they make a last-ditch push to secure a playoff berth. Stults will start Wednesday night against the Cubs while David Wells continues to serve his seven-game, league-mandated suspension. Tsao done Although club officials remain hopeful that lefty reliever Hong-Chih Kuo will return sometime this month from his rotator cuff injury, right-hander Chin-hui Tsao’s strained shoulder will sideline him for the rest of the season. Although trainer Stan Conte wouldn’t go so far as saying it, it is becoming apparent Tsao will need some surgical procedure that might sideline him for part or all of next year. “He hasn’t progressed,” Conte said. “He saw the doctor before we left, Dr. (Lewis) Yocum, and also consulted with Dr. (Neal) ElAttrache, and they recommended continued rest and rehab. We were hoping he could start throwing, but there is still some discomfort.” tony.jackson@dailynews.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “He just needs to not get so excited,” Little said. “We don’t want to take away any of his aggressiveness and make him passive. We want him to run with aggressiveness, but we want him to run with common sense also.” Kemp was on first base after a leadoff single in the fourth inning on Sunday at San Diego, but he was slow getting back to the bag after running almost all the way to second on a routine fly ball by Jeff Kent. The result was Kemp got doubled off first. On Aug. 22 at Philadelphia, Kemp ran through a stop sign at third and got thrown out trying to score from first on a double by Andre Ethier. On Aug. 26 at New York, Kemp couldn’t find the ball as he ran off first on a double by Ramon Martinez, stopped briefly at second, made a move back toward first, then finally went into third, too late to score on the play. Moments later, Mets catcher Mike DiFelice picked off Kemp at third. The next night, back at Dodger Stadium, the Dodgers had runners on second and third with no outs in the third inning against Washington. But Kemp got caught too far off second on a soft liner to shortstop by Kent and was doubled off easily. Of course, none of that changes the fact Kemp went into Monday’s game at Wrigley Field batting .333, with nine homers and 34 RBIs in 75 games. By Tony Jackson STAFF WRITER CHICAGO – The baserunning adventures of Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp have come under the review of the coaching staff, Manager Grady Little said on Monday, a day after Kemp made his fifth glaring mistake in the last two weeks. But Little also said the situation is delicate because Kemp’s speed and aggressiveness on the basepaths are valuable weapons, and no one wants him to be timid about using them. last_img read more

first_img 11 11 11 11 7. James Milner 37. Martin Skrtel – see the full line up, in reverse squad number order, by clicking the arrow above 11 11 21. Lucas 23. Emre Can 18. Alberto Moreno 9. Christian Benteke 22. Simon Mignolet 11 11 11 2. Nathaniel Clyne 11 11. Roberto Firmino 6. Dejan Lovren Liverpool v West Bromwich Albion is available to stream live on talkSPORT on Sunday December 13 2015 if you are outside of the UKUntil last weekend’s setback at Newcastle, Liverpool had been flying under the management of Jurgen Klopp, with talk not just of a top four place but a Premier League title challenge.The 2-0 reverse at St James’ Park quelled such optimistic predictions, but a win at home to West Brom would get the Red Machine moving in the right direction again.Liverpool’s German manager has some interesting selection issues to deal with, most notably in attack, where the return of Philippe Coutinho will be welcomed.But who will he start against the Baggies? Take a look at our possible line up, above, and let us know who you would pick. Just leave a comment below. 11 10. Philippe Coutinho last_img read more

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’California’s statewide median for resale homes in August hit a record $576,360, up from $567,320 in August 2005 and from $566,940 in July. The old record was $575,800, set in June. But the number of home sales statewide was down 30.1 percent, the biggest drop since 1982. “Although the median price in the state and in several regions hit an all-time record in August, we expect softer prices toward the end of the year,” said C.A.R. Vice President and Chief Economist Leslie Appleton-Young. “The median price typically peaks somewhere between June and August before declining toward the end of the year. Some areas of the state already have experienced year-to-year declines for more than two months. This is in stark contrast to the past several years when there were constant double-digit increases.” In Rosamond, the August median was $285,250, barely up from July’s $285,000 but below the peak $297,500 set in April. Rosamond’s August median was 9.7 percent ahead of prices a year earlier. Tehachapi’s August median was $319,000, up from $300,000 the month before but below the $329,000 peak in June. The Tehachapi August median was up 11.2 percent from a year earlier. California City’s August median was $228,000, up from $185,000 a year earlier but below the peak set in May of $235,000. Los Angeles County’s August median was $522,000, just below the record $522,500 set in July and 5.5 percent ahead of a year earlier. Statewide, the 10 cities and communities with the highest median home prices in California during August 2006 were: Manhattan Beach, $1,850,000; Saratoga, $1,517,500; Palos Verdes Estates, $1,450,000; Los Altos, $1,438,750; Newport Beach, $1,310,000; Burlingame, $1,272,000; Calabasas, $1,150,500; Rancho Palos Verdes, $1,125,000; Mill Valley, $1,025,000; and Santa Barbara, $1,017,000. Statewide, the 11 cities and communities with the greatest median home price increases in August 2006 compared with the same period a year ago were: Ladera Ranch, 46.9 percent; Manhattan Beach, 26.7 percent; California City, 23.2 percent; Hercules, 23.2 percent; Palm Springs, 21.9 percent; Carson, 21.8 percent; Compton, 19.8 percent; South Gate, 19.4 percent; Barstow, 19.3 percent; Inglewood, 18.1 percent; and San Clemente, 17.3 percent.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PALMDALE – Antelope Valley home sale prices remain flat since peaking last winter and spring, according to an industry report. Palmdale’s average sale price for new and resale homes in August was $375,000, the same as in July and equal to the peak price set in February, according to figures released by the California Association of Realtors. Lancaster’s average August sale price was $338,000, up from $325,000 in July but below the price peak of $340,000 in April. Palmdale’s August median was 11.9 percent ahead of a year earlier, and Lancaster’s was 15 percent ahead, with nearly all that increase coming in the last months of 2005. last_img read more

first_imgNiall McGinn and Miles Storey grabbed Aberdeen’s first league goals of the season as Derek McInnes’ men overcame Partick 2-1 at Pittodrie. McGinn rocketed a 25-yard free-kick high into the net to open the scoring before Liam Lindsay’s defensive error allowed Storey to double the lead. Sean Welsh was sent off for the Jags, for whom Chris Erskine netted a late consolation. The Dons had started brightly and a Peter Pawlett free-kick drew an impressive flying save from Thistle goalkeeper Tomas Cerny after 10 minutes. The Dons midfielder had another chance shortly after, but his effort this time was weak and easily held by Cerny. They were in control for much of the first half, and were rewarded when McGinn found the top left corner with a superb 25-yard free-kick after Abdul Osman was booked for bringing down Graeme Shinnie.  Thistle threw on forwards Erskine, Kris Doolan and Mathias Pogba in a bid to rescue something from the game, but it was Aberdeen who passed up the opportunity to extend their lead further as Rooney fired wide from 10 yards with the goal at his mercy. And any lingering hopes of a Jags revival were extinguished when Welsh saw red with five minutes remaining, the Jags midfielder initially booked for a foul then handed a second yellow card for dissent, arguing the same incident. However, Erskine put the Jags on the scoresheet in the first of four minutes of injury time, given time and space to lash a superb left-foot effort into the top corner from 20 yards. It was no less than the home side deserved, and Adam Rooney could have extended the lead when he and Cerny battled for a loose ball. The keeper could not hold onto it and though Rooney reacted quickest to turn towards goal, Lindsay was well placed to deflect wide. Thistle had settled into the game, though, and David Amoo’s strong run on the break from a Dons corner brought about the chance of a leveller only for Shay Logan to block the winger’s shot with his chest. Alan Archibald’s men continued to find their feet into the second half and former AFC Wimbledon striker Ade Azeez could have brought them level shortly after the break, only to turn wide from close range. But the wind was knocked from their sails as the home side doubled their advantage thanks to Lindsay’s clanger. He tried to play out from the back but was caught in possession, the ball breaking kindly for Storey to stroke home his first Aberdeen goal and perhaps the simplest he will ever score. last_img read more

first_img“We had a lot of young guys in terms of first caps and early caps tonight and we’ve lost a few players.“But we never reacted to the two early goals and in terms of the goals, moving inside us was something we actually emphasised to the players. We never actually saw it through in terms of the reality.”Though the match was only the first of a qualification group that also included Cyprus, Russia and Belgium, the fight for two qualification places with two higher ranked sides in the section mean that defeat has already dealt a serious blow to hopes of progress. Asked if the defeat was one of the worst of his managerial career, he said: “I don’t really rank defeats. I just feel in terms of losing then I have to bounce back. “I always feel low after a (defeat) but I’m pretty good at bouncing back.” Scotland were two goals down after ten minutes with the defence easily opened up for both goals. McLeish insisted the team had been well prepared but had an off night and he also referenced injury problems that forced some selection decisions.“It was a poor performance on the night,” he added. “We tried to tighten up on certain things we looked at in the previous games where we won but we’re still trying to perfect things. Alex McLeish has insisted that he will continue in his job as Scotland manager despite the national team’s humiliating defeat to Kazakhstan.Scotland lost 3-0 in the Astana Arena to a side ranked 117th in the world and were comprehensively beaten in what was the first game of the Euro 2020 qualifying campaign.The squad now travel to San Marino for their second match on Sunday but the scale and nature of the defeat meant that questions are being asked about McLeish’s future. he shrugged off the question, insisting he was focused on lifting the tea\m from one of the worst defeats in the nation’s history.“I’ll just continue doing my job,” he said. “Suffice to say I’m not going to get drawn in to that question.”last_img read more

first_imgThe deceased male found in a vehicle in southeastern Monroe County was positively identified as 47 year old,  Richard Lee Burton Jr. Indiana State Police had been searching for Burton in connection with the shooting deaths of a family in the Beck’s Mill area of Washington County.The preliminary cause of death is a gunshot wound with the manner of death being consistent with suicide, said Monroe County Coroner Joani Shields, MDI.  Shields would not disclose where Burton shot himself or disclose the type of gun. It is also not know whether the gun was the same that was used in killing the family he had been living with West of Salem. Shields said a final report is pending toxicology testing.Coroner reports of the three victims were released Tuesday afternoon. According to Washington County Coroner Peg Shell, all three in the Newlin family died from gunshot wounds. Police believe Burton shot Danny G. Newlin, 58, and his son, Austin, 14, multiple times. Mother Kelley Kay Newlin, 41, was shot once. Police came to the home around 4p on Sunday to conduct a welfare check, after a caller from another state contacted police noting that the family might be in danger. According to Indiana State Police Sgt. Jerry Goodin, “The caller had been in contact with Burton, and based on that conversation felt the family might be in danger.”Goodin said that contact was last made with the family at about 8p on Saturday night.The killing happened sometime over the next 24 hours. Police have not released what type of gun was used, whether or not it was the same gun used by the alleged killer to kill himself or where the bodies were found in the home. The autopsies were performed in Salem this morning under Shell’s direction.Goodin said no further information on the incident will be released. Monday morning shortly after 8:00 am, the Monroe County, IN Sheriff’s Department received a tip that Burton’s vehicle was parked at the Blackwell Horse Camp in Monroe County near State Road #446.When deputies approached the vehicle they found a body believed to be Burton’s deceased in his vehicle.This investigation is continuing but, information discovered from Sunday night’s investigation by Indiana State Police Detectives lead investigators to believe Burton was responsible for the deaths of all three victims located inside of the residence at 5882 South Beck’s Mill Road in rural Washington County.If information is discovered that changes this belief, Indiana State Police Detectives will obviously follow those leads.last_img read more

first_imgBrand South Africa’s current logo was approved by Cabinet in 2009.(Image: Brand South Africa) MEDIA CONTACTS • International Marketing Council of SA+27 11 483 0122 RELATED ARTICLES • New logo for Brand South Afroca • Brand South Africa appoints CEO • Brand leadership award for SA• SA fields strong team at Davos 2011Source: BuaNewsThe government has clarified issues around South Africa’s proposed new country slogan, “More Than You Imagine”, following media reports questioning both its development costs and its originality.Friday morning media reports suggested that the proposed slogan to market South Africa as a tourism and investment destination lacked originality, and that the task of coming up with the slogan was part of a R140-million tender put out by the International Marketing Council of South Africa (IMC).According to the reports, the slogan was already being used by the US state of Maryland, a Scottish county, and a US advertising agency campaign.Newly appointed government spokesperson Jimmy Manyi said on Friday that the integrity of South Africa’s marketing campaign remained of the utmost importance.“Government is aware there has been limited use of the ‘More Than You Imagine’ slogan in some promotions and presentations, but to date no country or nation has used or registered this as a global country brand positioning line in a global campaign,” the Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) said in a statement in early FebruaryThe GCIS added that the cost of developing the slogan had been been R470 000 (US$64 900), not R140-million ($19.3-million) as implied in the media.“The R140-million refers to the entire brand programmes, both domestic and international, of the IMC over a two-year period 2011/2012,” the GCIS said. “None of this R140-million has been used for the development of the country position statement.”Towards the end of 2010, the IMC presented South Africa’s Cabinet with a campaign slogan – “More Than You Imagine” – following a rigorous consultation and research process.The government said the IMC was already in the process of assessing the impact of the use of the slogan by other parties, and would be reporting on this in due course.A decision had already been taken to hold off any use of the slogan until the matter had been resolved.• International Marketing Council of SA+27 11 483 0122Read more: /index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2171:davos-2011-260111&catid=45:economynews&Itemid=114#ixzz1DGEaXPJIlast_img read more