Saturday, October 10, 2015
Northern and Northeastern Taiwan saw heavy rain yesterday, the start of a three-day weekend, and the Central Weather Bureau said good weather would not set in until Sunday.
One angler has drowned and two others remain missing after they were swept into the sea by heavy waves on Taiwan's northeastern coast, the New Taipei Fire Department said Friday.
Taiwanese golfer Yani Tseng (曾雅妮) recovered from a terrible start in the second round of the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur on Friday to shoot a 3-under 68 and end the day tied for third in the US$2 million tournament.
The R.O.C. Air Force's Thunder Tigers Aerobatic Team (雷虎小組) is scheduled to stage a flyover over the Presidential Office today for the National Day celebrations, marking the first public performance staged by the team since a fatal crash that killed one of its members last October.
A majority of students in Taiwan do not know how many diplomatic allies Taiwan has, according to a poll released Tuesday by King Car Education Foundation.
A Taiwanese-invested casino in Russia's Primorye Krai near Vladivostok attracted a large crowd during a trial run Thursday, leaving the owners optimistic that the project can be a success.
The sum of the nation's retirement funds -- the Labor Pension Fund and the Labor Retirement Fund -- topped the NT$2 trillion mark at the end of August, the Ministry of Labor (MOL, 勞動部) reported recently.
Friday, October 9, 2015
Traffic controls will be implemented on the nation's freeways to cope with anticipated spikes before and during the Oct. 9-11 Double Ten holiday weekend, the National Freeway Bureau said Thursday.
The Cabinet passed Finance Ministry-backed amendments to the Commodity Tax Act that offer vehicle owners tax breaks in exchange for buying a new vehicle in an attempt to stimulate the local auto industry.