Radio Western Morning News

NEWCAST - August 27th, 2018

Nur Watad

Ariana Maggliocco and Nur Watad take you through your Monday morning news...

 

-This fall the Liberal government will begin consultations to work towards work benefits which would allow survivors of domestic violence take a paid leave from work, a move which according to Community Director of Western’s Centre for Research and Education on Violence Against Women and Children, Barb MacQuarrie, signals a paradigm shift in attitudes towards supporting survivors

-Western will distribute 5,000 new guides intended to help faculty, staff and administrators support the educational and cultural needs of Indigenous students

-London Police are searching for two suspects following a shooting that occured this weekend in the east end

-Fanshawe’s College’s new $66-million downtown campus in the former Kingmill’s department store will begin welcoming students next week — on time and on budget

-The Western Mustangs football team started their 2018 regular season on the weekend, in a game heard right here on Radio Western

-Saturday evening the German Canadian Club hosted the League 1 Ontario Women’s Semi-Final between the visiting Durham United FA and undefeated FC London

-Today’s weather includes light rain showers ending early afternoon with a low of 21 degrees, however, weather is expected to gradually get hotter during the day reaching a high of 29

 

Campus news…

-This fall the Liberal government will begin consultations to work towards work benefits which would allow survivors of domestic violence take a paid leave from work, a move which according to Community Director of Western’s Centre for Research and Education on Violence Against Women and Children, Barb MacQuarrie, signals a paradigm shift in attitudes towards supporting survivors

-Legislation providing leave for domestic violence survivors would not be unique to Canada, with New Zealand, just last month, legislating 10 paid days off of work to seek support, services and legal advice, making it the second country to do so behind the philippines in 2004

-The government's proposed benefit would allow for federally regulated private sector employees 10 days off, 5 of those paid, making roughly 900,000 people eligible for the benefit

-MacQuarrie believes that employers are essential in building collaborative relationships with experts in order to properly support their employees who may be experiencing violence at home

-Following the implementation of paid leave, MacQuarrie believes research must be conducted to understand exactly how legislation helps those who experience domestic violence, as well as how effective it is in changing attitudes and raising awareness within the workplace

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-In other news, this fall Western will distribute 5,000 new guides intended to help faculty, staff and administrators support the educational and cultural needs of Indigenous students

-Stemming from the universities Indigenous strategic plan, the Guide for Working with Indigenous students provides context meant to incite further discussion and personal research into concepts such as colonialism, intergenerational trauma, and the eurocentric education system among other things, which can contribute to an unwelcoming classroom environment for the over 400 indigenous students here at Western

Local news…

-London Police are searching for two suspects following a shooting that occured this weekend in the east end

-Police were called on site at 3am, Saturday outside Royal Lancaster for multiple shots reported on site

-One person was injured and was located at a hospital with shot wounds and other injuries

-The investigation remains ongoing as police are trying to locate two suspects on the run

-They are asking for anyone with information to come forward and call London Police or Crime Stoppers

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-Fanshawe’s College’s new $66-million downtown campus in the former Kingmill’s department store will begin welcoming students next week — on time and on budget

-Southwestern Ontario’s largest community college, Fanshawe extends well beyond London — home to its main campus and two new downtown sites — with regional campuses in Simcoe, Woodstock and St. Thomas

-The new building, combined with the existing downtown campus across the street, will bring 2,000 to 2,500 students into the core along with almost 240 faculty and staff

-Classes begin on Sept. 5, but for the first few weeks students and faculty at the new downtown London site will mainly use the back door on Carling Street because of construction to turn that stretch of Dundas Street into a pedestrian-friendly “flex street”

-Beaudoin says a downtown packed with restaurants is a a natural home for the hospitality/culinary and information technology programs that will have their new home in the downtown campus

-Most of the third floor will be taken up with state-of-the-art kitchens and bakery

-The culinary program will be showcased in Chef’s Table, a ground-floor restaurant that will help provide a training ground for culinary students

 

Sports…

-The Western Mustangs football team started their 2018 regular season on the weekend, in a game heard right here on Radio Western

-They were in our nation’s capital to take on the Carleton Ravens in Week #1 of OUA action, in their first game defending the Vanier Cup

-Things didn’t go as planned right away for the purple and white, as they trailed 20-3 at halftime, only to comeback in the second half of action and beat the Ravens 26-23 in overtime.  Chris Merchant threw for 212 yards in the win, completing 19 of 26 passes with one touchdown and one interception

-Michael Moore, in his first game as a Mustang after joining the team from the Queen’s Gaels, led all Western defenders with 5.5 tackles including five solo stops and one tackle for loss and fellow linebacker Philippe Dion was next up with four tackles, and had one of the defensive highlights of the day as he returned a fumble 37-yards for a touchdown

-The Mustangs actually get a week to rest, with no action this coming weekend

-They’ll have to wait until September 8th for more competition, when they host the McMaster Marauders for the 2018 home opener   
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-Saturday evening the German Canadian Club hosted the League 1 Ontario Women’s Semi-Final between the visiting Durham United FA and undefeated FC London

-Durham United FA’s Goalkeeper Sara Petrucci suited up for 9 games during the regular season, including the 2-0 loss in London back in June

-She refused to let history repeat itself early denying Jade Kovacevic’s header off a beautiful cross, pushing the ball with her fingertips off the crossbar just 52 seconds into the action

-Despite Jade eventually scoring on a penalty kick, Durham United FA would pull out the massive upset 2-1 on the rain soaked pitch

-Durham’s #10 Alicia Tamburro would take a free kick in the 12th minute from just outside the box to the goalkeepers left side and scored

-The match was tied until the 72nd minute of play, with the goalkeeper down and out from a save Durham’s #12 Geneva Winterink pounced on the rebound to restore her team’s lead 2-1, which ended up being the game winning goal

-Durham United FA pulled out a mammoth upset on the road against an undefeated team 2-1 and they'll be tasked with a similar journey next weekend when they take on the undefeated Woodbridge Strikers for the League 1 2018 Women’s Championship

-For FC London the first loss of 2018, denies them a chance at defending their crown and capping off another incredible year with a Championship

-FC London will look to use the loss as a learning experience for the years to come, as this dominate women’s programs may have stumbled to end 2018, but certainly have far from fallen

 

Weather…

-Today’s weather includes light rain showers ending early afternoon with a low of 21 degrees, however, weather is expected to gradually get hotter during the day reaching a high of 29

-With the heat and humid conditions the city is expected to undergo today, a heat warning was released notifying the public that temperatures might reach 31 degrees with humidex values around 40

-The hot weather is expected to go into tomorrow