Smaller large same charge Cineplex shrinks its soft drink sizes

Smaller large, same charge: Cineplex shrinks its soft drink sizes by David Friend, The Canadian Press Posted Jul 8, 2015 2:00 am MDT Last Updated Jul 8, 2015 at 6:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Cineplex is shrinking soft drink sizes at its theatres and while the hulking large cup will disappear, moviegoers will be paying the large price for a drink that’s 12 ounces smaller. A Cineplex theatre is seen Friday May 22, 2015 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld TORONTO – Cineplex is shrinking soft drink sizes at its theatres and while the hulking large cup will disappear, moviegoers will be paying the large price for a drink that’s 12 ounces smaller.The movie chain says it has decided to shrink its largest drink size as part of a countrywide reduction in cup sizes.Company spokesman Michael Langdon says the move comes after Cineplex (TSX:CGX) weighed the possibility of raising drink prices to accommodate for the higher costs of running its business.Instead, the company decided to keep prices the same, but make the soft drinks smaller.Under the changes, a large drink will assume the size of the former regular drink — 32 ounces down from 44 ounces.A regular soft drink will be reduced to 24 ounces versus 32 ounces previously. A small drink is unchanged at 16 ounces.Cineplex has been testing the revised drink sizes in British Columbia and Saskatchewan since 2013, Langdon said.“Because we found a general trend toward smaller cup sizes, we made the choice to reduce the size rather than increase the price,” he said.Langdon added that Ontario’s Making Healthier Choices Act, set to be introduced in 2017, also factored into the decision.The Act will require fast-food chains to display calorie counts on their menus, unmasking just how much its biggest drinks counted towards your daily intake.“We’re making a change to help prepare for that,” he said.Follow @dj_friend on Twitter. read more

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Womens soccer OSU versus Michigan in Saturday showdown

Then-junior forward Nichelle Prince (7) dribbles with the ball during a game against Minnesota on Sept. 17. Credit: Sam Harris | For The LanternThe senior members of the Ohio State women’s soccer team will have a chip on their shoulder as they head north to Ann Arbor this Saturday.The Buckeyes (9-5-3, 3-3-3 Big Ten) face off versus the Michigan Wolverines (9-3-3, 5-2-2 Big Ten) at 7:30 p.m. in a rivalry game that has not been played in Columbus in four straight seasons. “This is unfortunate that this senior class has never been able to play Michigan at home in their four-year career,” coach Lori Walker said with a tone of slight frustration. “And that’s a little added feel for us. We’ll just go up there and play as if it’s our home game.”Coach Walker made it a point this week to not complain about the situation, move on and put the best foot forward to come home with a win. Michigan has been a solid team this season, though it has hit a bit of a slump in its past four games, with losses to Illinois and Northwestern and ties with Wisconsin and Minnesota. OSU’s focus in practice this week was centered around putting the pieces together both on defense and offense. Senior forward Nichelle Prince emphasized this focus during practice this week.“We’re not trying to change a lot of things,” Prince said. “We want to stick to our own game plan, but it’s just sharpening up a few of the small details.”Prince leads the Buckeyes with 53 total shots on the season, and plays a key role in the offensive attack for OSU. Prince emphasized her main goal for the matchup against Michigan as being to finish on opportunities presented during offensive attack. Coach Walker noted offensive and defensive tactics that are key to success versus Michigan Saturday night. “Having great offensive pressure and putting it on Michigan, as well as maintaining really good defensive shape and defensive transition, is the most important thing,” Walker said.Sophomore goalkeeper Devon Kerr had her first start of the season against Rutgers last Sunday, completing a shutout of the strong Rutgers offense. Kerr is set to start again Saturday, and with recognition of her growth in play and maturity coming from her coach. “Her ability to make saves is tremendous,” Walker said. “She is fearless catching crosses — there’s so many qualities about her that help us.”Kerr became the third goalkeeper for OSU to start a game this season, as redshirt senior Jillian McVicker’s early-season injury led to an opportunity for redshirt junior Megan Deldernick to step up. “Megan has done a fantastic job for us in stepping in in the situation with McVicker,” Walker said. “I don’t know that there’s another team in the country that has three goalkeepers as capable as we do, and that is something that I’m proud of.”Prince expressed excitement for the matchup against the Wolverines, keeping in the back of her mind that she has yet to mark a victory against Michigan, while focusing on postseason implications. “It is Ohio State and Michigan,” Prince said. “But it is also for our season and where we want to go for postseason. It’s going to be an intense game, but it will be fun.” read more

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