Radio Western Morning News

NEWSCAST - Tuesday, April 10th, 2018

Jessica Singer

Campus News:
-On April 12th from 5:30-9:00 pm at the London Convention Center, a special ceremony will be held in which 6 medical pioneers will be recognized as Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Laureates
-These 6 individuals being honored as members of the Hall include Dr. Philip Berger, Dr. Brett Finlay, Dr. Balfour Mount, Dr. Cheryl Rockman-Greenberg, the late Dr. Emily Stowe, and London’s own Dr. Vladimir Hachinski, a world-renowned neurologist who has helped change the odds for those who suffer from strokes with his studies
-More than 500 senior health, business and academic leaders will attend the 20th Induction ceremony, which is hosted alongside with the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Western University, the Canadian Medical Association, Medical Student Sponsor, and MD Financial Management
-The night will begin with interviews and photo ops with the inductees at 5:45, and the induction ceremony will begin at 8:00pm

Local:
-The subsidiary that operates the London plant, Cargill Protein, said it will install a controlled atmospheric stunning (CAS) system this spring, replacing current methods of killing chickens with electric stunning
-The plant near London International Airport employs 830 people and is best known for supplying Chicken McNuggets and other chicken products for McDonald’s restaurants across Canada
-The Cargill Protein plant has been scrutinized in the past by a branch of the London Save Movement, a group of animal rights activists
-One activist group in Britain has advocated for meat to be subject to a “sin tax,” similar to alcohol and tobacco
-Cargill said it was a pioneer in the CAS system when it was installed in a U.S. turkey plant over 10 years ago
-People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has been urging processors, fast food chains and food retailers to move to the CAS system
-PETA said the electrocution method can cause suffering to the chickens because it is sometimes ineffective and the birds have their throats cut or get scalded in de-feathering tanks while still alive
-The CAS system replaces oxygen with a non-poisonous gas so the chickens fall asleep and die in their transport cages before processing begins

Sports:
-After a monster nights from Garrett Williamson with 26 points, Royce White scoring 24 points, and Mo Bolden’s grabbing 19 points, and 12 boards, the final score was 124-98 for the Lightning in Game #2, last Saturday night at Budweiser Gardens
-Giving the London Lightning a commanding 2-0 series lead, after the River Lions got punched in the mouth on Friday night, losing that game 151-115
-Tonight at the Meridian Centre in St. Catherine’s, Ontario with a 7pm start time, the London Lightning have a chance to sweep the first round series and be the first NBL Canada team to advance to the 2nd round of the post-season

Weather:
-Expect a temperature of 6 degrees with a chance of showers this afternoon, moving into the night with a temperature of 3 degrees and snow-and-rain showers
-On Wednesday with a temperature of 8 degrees, expect a few more showers heading our way
-The temperature on Thursday reaches 19 degrees, with some light rain