NEWSCAST - Wednesday 8th July 2020

NEWSCAST - Wednesday 8th July 2020

Pritha Mukherji

CAMPUS:
- Women experiencing violence from intimate partners now have access to a unique, interactive safety app that can help them assess their risks, set priorities and plan next steps. The myPlan Canada app was co-developed at Western, with Nursing professor Marilyn Ford-Gilboe as the Canadian project lead.
- Known as Thriving Foundations, the program is in addition to existing Summer Academic Orientation and O-Week, which have traditionally helped students forge friendships, find classrooms and make the transition to postsecondary education.
LOCAL AND NATIONAL:
- No new COVID-19 cases were reported in London-Middlesex on Tuesday, the third day in a row with no new infections.
-A special air quality statement has been issued for much of southwestern Ontario, including London and Middlesex County.
The statement, issued by Environment Canada late Tuesday morning, states that elevated ozone levels are expected over the afternoon and will likely result in moderate risk Air Quality Health Index (AQHI) values. The worst conditions are predicted to last between 4 and 8 p.m.
SPORTS:
- Chelsea beat Crystal Palace 3-2, leaving the club at 3rd Place for the qualification to the Champions League Trophy. Meanwhile, Arsenal and Leicester City had a draw 1-1, leaving the latter team in 4th place.
INTERNATIONAL:
- International students will be forced to leave the U.S. or transfer to another college if their schools offer classes entirely online this fall, under new guidelines issued Monday by federal immigration authorities.
WEATHER:
- On Thursday, expect a temperature of 34 degrees with sunny skies. Moving onto Friday expect temperatures to be 32 degrees with a chance of showers. It is currently 21 degrees.