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Crossword By Eugene sheffe
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Research In Motion Ltd. co-chief executives Jim Balsillie and MikeLazaridis have stepped down after a year of major investor losses in themost dramatic reorganization of the Waterloo-based smartphone giantsince its founding 27 years ago.
The board o directors o RIMnamed Thorsten Heins, previously RIM’s chie operating ocer, aspresident and chie executive o-cer eective immediately.“There comes a time in thegrowth o every successul com-pany when the ounders recog-nize the need to pass the baton tonew leadership. Jim and I went tothe board and told them that wethought that time was now,” Laza-ridis said in a press release.“I agree this is the right time topass the baton to new leadershipand I have complete condence inThorsten, the management teamand the company,” Balsillie stated.“I remain a signicant shareholderand a director and, o course, they will have my ull support.”Heins said he believes RIM hastremendous potential. “Going or- ward, we will continue to ocusboth on short-term and long-termgrowth, strategic planning, a cus-tomer and market-based productapproach, and fawless execution. We are in the process o recruiting anew chie marketing ocer to work closely with our product and salesteams to deliver the most compel-ling products and services.”
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Adventures in Sex City
may sound like something in an adultvideo store, it’s not—it’s actually an online game the Middlesex-London Health Unit launched two years ago in an attempt to educatelocal youth about sexual healthissues.Superhero characters such asThe Sperminator and Power Papappear in the comic-esque on-line trivia game, which has gainedinternational success and over350,000 hits since its debut in Feb-ruary o 2010.Shaya Dhinsa, manager o theMLHU’s sexual promotions team,explained most o the design orthe game was executed by youthpulled directly rom their targetdemographic. “The key was using youth to target youth, that was ourbig ocus,” she said.This year brings a new start orthe characters o
Adventures in Sex
, which will premiere in an up-dated version o the game that iscurrently being reviewed or webrelease next month. Changes to thegame include a new character anda new angle.“Last time we ocused just onsexually transmitted inections,”said Dhinsa. “This time we are o-cusing on STIs, but in relation toalcohol and drug use, and sexualassault.”The old version o
Adventures in Sex City
is still available at geti-tonlondon.ca. The new version isscheduled to go live next month.
Cup size ges infe
Students will now be able to rely on Tim Hortons’ new 24-oz extra-large coee to make it throughthose gruelling all-nighters. Thenew cup sizes were launched onJanuary 23, ater rst being re-leased in test markets like Kingstonand Sudbury.“Canadians were asking us ora bigger cup o coee. In responseto that, we’re introducing the new 24-oz cup,” Michelle Robichaud,manager o public relations,explained.Since an extra-large cup al-ready existed, the change involvedrenaming the entire system. “Itmade sense or us to change all o the cup names so that extra largemeant that you were getting thelargest cup available and extrasmall meant you were getting thesmallest cup available.” Currently all sizes have been shited one stepdown, with the old small being thenew extra-small.Robichaud did not seem tothink it would take long or cus-tomers to get used to the new sizesystem based on test market re-sults. “It took about three to vedays or customers to get accus-tomed to the new cup size names,and beyond that it seemed to bepretty straightorward.”However large the new size may seem, it is still dwared by currentUS sizes like Starbucks’ colossal31-oz Trenta. When asked i TimHorton’s would consider expand-ing sizes urther, Robichaud stated,“Never say never, but right now I don’t think there are any moreplans to expand the cup sizes.”
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In an announcement made in theMustang Lounge yesterday, West-ern revealed it had raised $716,632or the United Way o London-Middlesex, surpassing this year’sgoal o $650,000. With the dona-tion, Western will have raised over$7 million or the United Way since1994.“I think what we really did this year was ocus on the leadershiplevel o contributions, as well asspecial events,” Lynn Logan, asso-ciate vice-president o nance at Western, said. “It really is a caring community at Western, and today’sannouncement is proo.”Central to the success o thecampaign were special eventssuch as the annual stair climb, which brought over $170,000 tothe United Way this year. Fiteenteams rom Western participatedin the event, totaling over 2,000climbers. The Schulich School o Medicine and Dentistry raised themost money o any team with over$10,000.The total came as a shock toeven those closely involved withthe campaign, such as this year’ssponsored employee rom Western,Lisa Lopes. “I’m a bit speechless,”she said. “Our goal or this year was$650,000, so I’m a bit speechless tosee that number.”
Solution to puzzle on page 7
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