Thursday, October 30, 2014
Minister Chiang Been-huang (蔣丙煌) of the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MHW) yesterday said that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA, 食藥署) will seek to increase its budget by approximately 8 percent to conduct food safety investigations overseas.
A Taiwanese man on a working holiday in Australia accused a branch of 85 Degrees Coffee (85度C) in Australia of violating the local minimum wage policy, during a press conference held by the Youth Labor Union 95 in Taipei, yesterday.
A 79-year-old man cut off his girlfriend's nose, ears, and upper lip and flushed them down the toilet yesterday after he found out that another man was courting her. The woman was treated at a Changhua hospital and is now in stable condition. Doctors said she is currently emotionally unstable.
The Ministry of National Defense's (MND) recent decision to punish an Army lieutenant over an online statement in support of Taiwan independence became a topic of heated debate between lawmakers yesterday.
The Legislative Yuan announced yesterday that a proposal from Labor Minister Chen Hsiung-wen to increase paid paternity leave from three days to five days has passed; in addition, New Taipei City inaugurated a five-day paid “prenatal checkup leave” that the Labor Ministry has established nationwide.
The National Health Insurance Administration (NHIA,中央健康保險署) yesterday responded to local reports that claimed that grants from the administration to hospitals have not been used as the NHIA intended.
A member of the Chinese Taipei figure roller skating team accused her coach yesterday of sexual harassment after she returned to Taipei from competing in the roller skating championships held in Paris, France. The coach, surnamed Yang, denied the accusation of harassment. Yang said that everything was a misunderstanding.
The organizer of the Fubon LPGA Taiwan Championship said it hopes the Taiwan leg of the LPGA tour will be a springboard to greater success on the international stage for Taiwanese golfers.
Taiwanese-American NBA player Jeremy Lin was not at his best during Tuesday's season opener against his former team the Houston Rockets as his debut with the Los Angeles Lakers at the Staples Center turned into a large-margin defeat of 108 to 90.
The highly anticipated Suhua Highway improvement project marked a major breakthrough Wednesday with the completion of construction of the first of eight tunnels along the coastal highway.