Radio Western News Update

NEWSCAST: Thursday, July 30th, 2020

Shloak Srivastava

CAMPUS
- Researchers at Western University’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry have shown that how well you sleep and for how long is linked to patients’ odds of living with multiple chronic conditions, and they argue that promotion of good sleep habits should be given greater focus in clinical practice and public health.

- The Western Sport and Recreation team is gearing to reopen for students while meeting provincial guidelines, initially reducing capacity, and providing new and robust cleaning and safety protocols. ⠀

LOCAL AND NATIONAL: 
- As Ontario continues to see a steady decline in COVID-19 cases, both London and surrounding municipalities recorded new positive patients.

- Most B.C. students from kindergarten to Grade 12 will return to class full time in September, Education Minister Rob Fleming announced on Wednesday.

SPORTS: 
- Major League Baseball confirmed on Wednesday that the Blue Jays will play a doubleheader at Citizens Bank Park on Saturday, followed by a game on Sunday. The series was originally scheduled to run Friday through Sunday.

- The National Hockey League's Chicago franchise said on Wednesday that they are banning headdresses at home games as part of their pledge to honor the Native American community.

INTERNATIONAL: 
- Fending off accusations of stifling competition, four Big Tech CEOs — Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, Amazon's Jeff Bezos, Sundar Pichai of Google and Tim Cook of Apple — answered for their companies' practices before the U.S. Congress as a House panel capped its yearlong investigation of market dominance in the industry.

WEATHER
- Expect the temperatures to be around 25 degrees Celsius today. It will be partly sunny throughout the day. On Friday, expect the temperatures to be around 28 degrees Celsius.