Radio Western Morning News

NEWSCAST - Monday August 6th, 2018

Navaneeth Mohan

Radio Western's Newscast brought to you by, Cole Davison and Navaneeth Mohan 

Campus News
-  A western study has debunked a belief that getting better at brain games will help with general cognitive tasks
- Researchers found that increasing proficiency at one game will not translate to other games 
- The study aims to debunk apps and other programs that advertise improved brain function with the use of brain games and teasers

- Masters students Rachel Brown and Laura Pendlebury are responsible for kicking off a pollinator initiative on Western’s campus. The Masters in Environmental sustainability students worked to have Western designated as a “Bee City” destination
- Western has committed to making its campus bee friendly, and more environmentally friendly. This involves reduced grass cutting in certain areas of campus, reducing emissions, removing pesticides, and increased naturalization of green space

Local News:
- Ribfest, a potpourri of food and music, is winding down to an early stop tonight at 9pm because it's the last day for us to grab some sauce smattered ribs and beers

- A 72 year old pilot managed to survive a plane crash in Elgin County with minor injuries this past friday
- Police are currently investigating the crash

- With the heat warning in effect, many cooling centres will be open around the city with access to water, pools and spray pads
- More information about locations of the cooling pads can be found at London.ca

Sports:
- The Majors fell to the Barrie Baycats last evening 6-4 in their last game of the season
- London enters the playoffs in third place with a 20 and 16 record

- The Ontario Summer Games have officially wrapped up, with the final events ending last evening
- London hosted 21 different events for teens aged 12-18 from around Ontario to compete and display their talents
- Many future olympians showed up to entertain the crowds all around London
- A big shout out to all the athletes and and the volunteers that made the games an excellent event, and made London a fantastic host city

- The Rogers Cup is underway currently with qualifiers being held today and tournament matches being held tomorrow

Weather:
- Scattered thunderstorms are forecasted today beginning around 3pm
- More thunderstorms are expected throughout the week, with some sunshine on Wednesday