Radio Western Morning News

NEWCAST - Thursday, August 9th, 2018

Nur Watad

Campus:
-London hospitals found themselves short of staff when Saudi Arabia gave orders for all international Saudi Arabian students to leave Canada
-Around 131 Western University medical students and 21 Fanshawe students have been ordered to leave their studies and jobs behind due to the recent ongoing fight
-The oil rich gulf nation has withdrew over 18,000 scholarships amongst them 800 medical students studying all over Canada
-There is a concern amongst  university Hospital staff, and our other locals, Victoria and St Joseph, due to the abrupt department and lack of warning
The fall term is currently a month away, however the university is unsure if any Saudi Arabian international students enrolled will still be capable of attending

Locals:
-Today is Miracle Treat Day, net proceeds from every Blizzard Treat sold at participating DQ® locations will be donated to a local Children’s Miracle Network® member hospital
-Today, stop by your nearest participating location to enjoy a Blizzard Treat that not only tastes good, it does good
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-Budweiser Garden ground’s will be hosting the annual Forest City Beer Festival, starting tomorrow until Saturday
-There will be more than 100 craft beer options with eighteen brewers coming from different parts of Ontario to take part of the event
-Alongside the variety of craft beers one can enjoy, the entertainment will be lively
-Local DJ’s and other Canadian artists and bands including, Bnutz, Samba Squad, and Jumple, to name a few will make an appearance during the two day event
-Admission is 15$ for a two day pass, and 10$ for a one day pass
-There will food vendors at the event

Sports:
-Last night the London Majors were supposed to start their 2018 IBL playoffs, which was scheduled to take place at Labatt Memorial Park at 7:35 p.m. versus the Hamilton Cardinals, but it was cancelled due to weather conditions and the forecast/radar for game time
-This left many fans confused and agitated as no game was played, despite the fact that the weather held up and it would of been a great night for baseball
-The game will be rescheduled for Saturday, August 11th at 7:35 p.m
-Game one of the best of five series will now go tonight in Hamilton as the Cardinals host the Majors at 7:30 p.m

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-Some of the best tennis players in the world are in Canada, as the 2018 Rogers Cup is taking place this week
-With the ladies in Montreal and the guys in Toronto, four Canadians were featured on Centre Court at the Aviva Centre in yesterday’s action
-With schedule-makers having to battle the on-and-off rain showers, it still made for some excellent tennis at the third-longest running tournament on tour
-Nadal, Djokovic, and Raonic were all in action, giving Toronto tennis fans the best slate of matches yet seen at the 2018 tournament
-Peter Polanksy, the Toronto native defeated Matthew Ebden in straight sets in his first round matchup, but had a tough second round draw as he was tasked with facing former world no. 1 Novak Djokovic, who ended up beating the Canadian in straight sets
-While it wasn’t another win for Milos Raonic, as he went 3 sets with American Frances Tiafoe, but fell short, ending his run at the Rogers Cup
-On his 18th birthday, Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime was playing on Centre Court in his home tournament
-He was coming off an impressive win over Lucas Pouille 6-3, 6-4 the night prior on the same court
-His opponent was Daniil Medvedev, who took down Jack Sock in a three-set thriller 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 on Monday
-Despite jumping out to a first set lead, the Russian would come back and take the match in three sets
-Not every Canadian lost yesterday, as Denis Shapovalov was taking on Fabio Fognini out of Italy at the National Bank Grandstand
-Fognini was ranked #14 coming into the second-round matchup as he defeated Steve Johnson 6-4, 6-4 in the opening round

Weather:
-This afternoon and into the evening we could see a 60% chance of thunderstorms as we reach our high of 28 degrees, we should see nothing but sun in the meantime though
-Tomorrow will be mainly sunny skies with a high of 27 and Saturday welcomes you to the weekend with a slight chance of showers and a high of 27