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June, 29, 2016

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Around 100 schools in Taipei City waste more than 2,040 tons of food each year, an amount equivalent to 340 million bento boxes or nearly NT$18 billion worth of food, according to the latest statistics revealed by the Taipei City Meal Boxes Association (北市餐盒食品公會).
Raring to go
A girl from an unspecified country is all smiles in this photo provided Saturday, May 28 by National Tsing Hua University, which was calling attention to its volunteers' upcoming overseas services this summer.
NTU president re-elected
Yang Pan-chyr, president of National Taiwan University (NTU), speaks at a school meeting Saturday, May 28, where he was re-elected to another term. Yang, a professor of medicine, received 142 votes of approval from more than half of all attendees at the meeting for him to continue to lead Taiwan's top university for four more years.
The Maokong Gondola service in Taipei will resume in June, following a 23-day suspension for annual maintenance, the Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation said Saturday.
Birds of a feather
Two white-breasted waterhens, one an adult and one a baby, take a walk near the nest they made at the Taipei City Zoo, Friday, May 27. Seven little birds were hatched at the zoo, which visitors admired. Visitors said looked like tiny, black, fuzzy pom-poms. White-breasted waterhens frequently make appearances at the zoo -- most only stay a short time, and often hide within bushes by the pond.
Developer unveils proposal for Dome
Taiwan Land Development Co. (台開, TLD) Chairman Chiu Fu-sheng (邱復生) proposed new plans Tuesday to complete construction of the Taipei Dome, a project that has stood stagnant for over a year.
The New Taipei City Animal Protection and Health Inspection Office recently shared a case of a rescued cat that was caught in a mouse glue trap, and explained methods to help animals in the same situation.
Taiwan Land Development Co. Chairman Chiu Fu-sheng proposed new plans Tuesday to complete construction of the Taipei Dome, which has stood stagnant for over a year.
Lilies unlikely to last long
Endemic lilies in Jinshan District are shown in this undated photo provided by the New Taipei City on Sunday, May 22. The restoration of the lilies in Jinshan proved successful, though New Taipei City suggests viewing of the flowers should be done soon as its flowering season only lasts for one to two weeks.
The Pingtung County chapter of the Kuomintang (KMT) voiced its strong opposition Wednesday to U.S. pork imports and said it will ask for the creation of self-governance regulations on food safety management that strictly ban traces of leanness enhancing drugs in pork.
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