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Wednesday, July 16, 2014
As many as 451 people consulted physicians after suffering from heat-related trauma within the last two weeks, said the Ministry of Health and Welfare's Health Promotion Administration (HPA) yesterday when it released a report on this year's heat-related trauma.
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Recognizing the importance of young voters in the year-end local government elections, the two major political parties have launched aggressive campaigns to win over Taiwanese youth, including the use of popular messaging and social media app LINE.
Kuomintang (KMT) candidate for Taipei mayor Sean Lien on Tuesday declined to respond to comments that he had a good chance of winning in November because of the “influence of money.”
The Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation (TRTC) yesterday reported that the newly installed change top-up machines for EasyCards have been very well received by commuters, with the NT$1 coin as the most frequently used change when accessing the machines.
The Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) encouraged manufacturers and consumers to consider the green movement of packaging reduction at a press conference in Taipei, yesterday.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said on Monday that Deputy Minister Ting Joseph Shin (石定) will be leaving his post to head the nation's de facto embassy in South Korea, while former Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New York director Andrew Kao (高振群) took over as deputy foreign minister effective Tuesday.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Education Minister Chiang Wei-ling (蔣偉寧) yesterday announced his resignation in order to defend his personal reputation and to avoid affecting policy promotion in the wake of an academic fraud scandal in which he was allegedly involved.
Taiwan -- MOE minister  resigns amid fraud scandal
Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) Deputy Minister Lin Yi-bing (林一平) yesterday said his ministry has kicked off an “ethics review mechanism” to look into the recent academic scandal, noting that the MOST does not rule out the possibility of demanding that former Education Minister Chiang Wei-ling (蔣偉寧) explain the incident.
State-run energy company Taipower (台電) yesterday stated that its production efficiency is hampered across all its facilities throughout Taiwan under the strain of the summer heat.
Taiwan -- Northern Taiwan sees heavy sporadic rainfall
The Central Weather Bureau (中央氣象局, CWB) yesterday reported that as a result of active convection development, the accumulated rainfall in Sanxia District in New Taipei has accumulated up to 86 millimeters, reaching heavy level in 24 hours.
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