Radio Western Morning News

NEWSCAST - Wednesday, September 12th, 2018

Taniya Sheikh

Campus:
-This new school year came with a lot of new things but the surge of demand for the parking tickets came as a surprise
-This year, even before classes began parking tickets sold out on September 5th
-All parking spots throughout main campus and affiliate colleges have been filled but we are not the only ones dealing with the issue here
-Queens and University of Windsor have also sold out on their parking permits

-The textbook buyback is a great way to give away your old textbook and make a little extra cash
-The prices of the books depend on the demand for it
-You will receive up to 50% of the price of the current new book price
-If the book is being used at a campus elsewhere you will receive up to 30% of the current new book price

Local:
-The taxi industry is threatening to sue city hall if they decide to have it removed
-Since the peek of Uber a couple years ago, and the fast service it offers, especially during the school year with thousands of students living in London, the taxi industry hasn’t been doing as well as it have in the past
-A public meeting was held earlier this week to propose changes to the cities ride hailing by law, with new regulations set, such as reducing fees and allowing taxi drivers to set their own fares
-Lifting the cap off the taxi industry can risk many losing their jobs, especially considering many of them are minority groups and immigrants who rely on their job to make a living

Sports:
-The Western Women’s Soccer team had several chances to break the deadlock near the end of Sunday’s home game against the Waterloo Warriors, but bad bounces of the ball and some questionable calls sent the Mustangs away with only a 0-0 draw
-It was Western’s fourth consecutive clean sheet, but the women came off the field wondering how victory slipped through their fingers
-Julia Crnjac was everywhere for Western, tackling with precision, feeding passes, and getting herself into scoring position

-The Western Men’s soccer team clashed with their Waterloo counterparts late Sunday afternoon as well, and came a way with an emphatic 2-0 victory, rising to fifth place in the OUA Western Conference
-Going into the game, the visiting Warriors had only lost once with a record of 3 and 1 and 13 points, a win away from taking the conference lead
-In contrast, the home side entered the match with a single win, two ties, and a loss for 6 points, in the bottom half of the standings
-Despite this record-based mismatch, it was Western who not only dominated play, but did so from the opening whistle
-Just like the ladies, the guys will take on the Warriors this Saturday on the road, before being back at home Sunday against Laurier

Weather:
-Today’s forecast is going to be mainly cloudy with the heat gradually rising throughout the day
-It will reach a high of 23 degrees late afternoon, however the temperature is expected to drop a bit towards the evening reaching 17
-The cloudy weather will go into tomorrow with chances of thunderstorms