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Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Wang Jin-pyng sends working dogs off to world championship
Speaker Wang Jin-pyng (王金平) received some unusual guests Monday at the Legislative Yuan -- three dogs that will represent Taiwan at the working dogs world championship in Switzerland.
Passengers will be able to use their electronic devices, apart from laptops, on four Taiwanese airlines during all phases of flight on both international and domestic flights, as long as they are kept in the airplane mode, starting Sept. 1, the Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA, 民航局) announced Monday.
A specialist in Tainan said Monday that over 60 percent of patients who have contracted dengue fever this year had high temperatures that lasted for about a week, which is a longer average period than those recorded in previous dengue fever outbreaks.
Former world No. 1 Yani Tseng wept after failing to make a birdie putt on the last hole in the final round of the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic in Prattville, Alabama Sunday (local time), again missing the chance to taste victory.
Chickens at a Yunlin County poultry farm were found to be infected with the H5N2 avian influenza, according to the local Animal and Plant Disease Control Center (動植物防疫所), yesterday, making it the latest case in recent bird flu outbreaks
The New Power Party said Monday that it will work toward raising the corporate income tax rate and setting up a specific law targeting minimum wage in Taiwan if its candidates are elected in next year's legislative elections.
The Nantou District Court sentenced former Nantou Magistrate Lee Chao-ching (李朝卿) to a 30-year jail term and deprived him of his civil rights for 10 years Monday for taking kickbacks from contractors while he was in office from December 2005 through November 2012.
The Central Weather Bureau issued a heavy rain warning yesterday, cautioning against sudden downpours in western parts of Taiwan and the offshore counties due to an approaching weather front with moisture-bearing southwestern winds.
The operator of Taiwan's electronic toll collection (ETC) system said Monday that it has received an award from the U.S.-based International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association (IBTTA).
Local Gross National Happiness index top in Asia
Taiwan has received the highest score among Asian countries according to a mechanism it has adopted to measure its people's happiness by taking references from the "Your Better Life Index" compiled by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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