Radio Western News Update

NEWSCAST: Thursday, June 18th, 2020

Shloak Srivastava

CAMPUS: 
- Western-led research now shows that these mild impacts from concussions are causing subtle brain changes even in the brains of healthy, symptom-free athletes. According to researchers, these are changes, that may not reveal their true damage until decades later.

- The Book Store at Western has started accepting online orders for Western merch and other products, starting June 17th, for new incoming students as well all others especially for the newly graduated class of 2020.

LOCAL AND NATIONAL: 
- The City of London unveiled its modified summer day camp program on Wednesday, June 17th. There will be 13 camps offered, starting July 13 and July 20, at Storybook Gardens and city community centers.

- Canada lost its high-profile bid for one of the rotating seats on the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday, June 17, 2020. The loss marks the second consecutive failed quest for one of the two seats available in the category for member states from Western Europe and other countries. 

SPORTS:
- As the super-rich English Premier League (EPL) resumes with games in empty stadiums, most of the lower leagues have ended their seasons early. Final placings have been based on the performance of teams up until the start of the COVID-19 lockdown.

- Canadian tennis star Bianca Andreescu supports the United States Tennis Association’s decision to hold this year’s U.S. Open this summer despite concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic.

INTERNATIONAL: 
- In a major breakthrough which brought hope across the entire world is that the U.K. government approved the use of dexamethasone — the first coronavirus drug that scientists say has been shown to save lives. 
- British Prime Minister Boris Johnson described it as the “biggest breakthrough yet” in the global research effort in the fight against coronavirus. 

WEATHER:
- Expect the temperature to be around 29 degrees Celsius today. It will mainly be sunny with some clouds in the afternoon. Friday will experience similar temperatures throughout the day.