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KMT legislators keep Lai from speaking

By Sean Lin

Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) lawmakers yesterday boycotted an administrative report by Premier William Lai (賴清德) and paralyzed legislative proceedings on the first day of the new legislative session. At about 8am — one hour before a Legislative Yuan plenary — KMT lawmakers occupied the rostrum andFULL STORY

Separate ballots due to different voting ages: CEC

By Chen Yu-fu and Jonathan Chin

Central Election Commission yesterday defended its decision to issue separate ballots and use different ballot boxes for several proposed referendums and the Nov. 24 nine-in-one elections, saying it is an operational measure that would reduce confusion and facilitate ballot counting. The commission has come under fireFULL STORY

ROC honor guard sends British veteran on last journey

Four Taiwanese army officers on Thursday formed an honor guard as British Army veteran Gerald Fitzpatrick on Thursday was buried in Leeds with military honors with the Republic of China (ROC) flag draping his coffin. Fitzpatrick, who was deployed to Asia in the 1940s, diedFULL STORY

Taiwan’s UN-certified search-and-rescue dogs a rarity in Asia, firefighters say

By Lee Hsin-fang and Sherry Hsiao

Seven search-and-rescue dogs in Taiwan are UN-certified, the National Fire Agency’s Special Search and Rescue Team said yesterday as it took part in an annual drill held to mark National Disaster Prevention Day. Taiwan has about 30 search-and-rescue dogs, spread across eight units, dog handler ChouFULL STORY

NARL bolsters ties with Belgian center for microelectronics

By Lin Chia-nan

The National Applied Research Laboratories (NARL) and Belgium’s Interuniversity Microelectronics Center (Imec) on Thursday signed a memorandum of understanding in Taipei, saying they look forward to collaborating closely on development of microscopic imaging applications. Imec, founded in 1984, is a world-leading research and innovation hubFULL STORY

Foreign ministry vows to clarify its responsibilities

By Stacy Hsu

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs yesterday published a preliminary list of changes to ensure more prompt and effective assistance to Taiwanese abroad, including redefining the scope of its emergency assistance duties. The plans address emergency assistance provided by Taiwan’s overseas representative offices and their emergencyFULL STORY

Eight presented with Tang Prize in Taipei

This year’s Tang Prize award ceremony was held at Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall in Taipei yesterday. James Edward Hansen and Veerabhadran Ramanathan shared the Tang Prize in Sustainable Development; Yoshinobu Shiba and Stephen Owen were awarded the prize for sinology; and Tony Hunter, Brian Druker andFULL STORY

Formosat-5 images could bring in NT$7m in sales

By Lin Chia-nan

Images taken by Formosat-5, the nation’s first domestically developed satellite, are commercially available, the National Space Organization (NSPO) announced yesterday, adding that it expects to make NT$7 million (US$227,894) from sales of the images this year. The satellite was launched on Aug. 25 last year fromFULL STORY

Cody Wilson arrested, to be deported: officials

By Jason Pan

A US citizen accused of sexual assault of a minor in Texas has been arrested and is to be deported to the US, investigation and immigration officials said yesterday. The Criminal Investigation Bureau last night said it had arrested Cody Wilson at a hotel inFULL STORY

‘Catering Party’ focuses on local ‘bandoh’ culture

By Ho Tsung-han and Sherry Hsiao

Gezaixi (歌仔戲, Taiwanese opera) performers and the National Chinese Orchestra Taiwan (NCO) are performing today and tomorrow a show, titled Catering Party (寶島辦桌), on Taiwanese bandoh (辦桌, banquet) culture at the National Taichung Theater’s Playhouse. Bandoh are held for weddings, funerals, housewarming parties, birthdays, company year-endFULL STORY

Suspects have access to lawyers: officials

By Jason Pan

Officials yesterday said that two foreign suspects in the murder of Canadian Sanjay Ryan Ramgahan have legal protection and access to lawyers. The New Taipei District Court ordered that the two suspects — US national Ewart Bent and Israeli-American Oren Mayer — be held at theFULL STORY

Women to live to 83.7, men to 77.3: life tables report

By Chen Yu-fu and Jonathan Chin

Average life expectancy in Taiwan is 77.3 years for men and 83.7 years for women, the highest on record, the Ministry of the Interior’s “Abridged Life Tables for 2017” released yesterday showed. Life expectancy in Taiwan is higher than the global average of 68.6 years forFULL STORY

Taichung sees ferry passenger boom

By Shelley Shan

The number of passengers passing through the Port of Taichung to use cross-strait ferries from January to last month rose by 66.43 percent compared with the same period last year, the most in the past five years, Taiwan International Ports Corp (TIPC) said. Statistics fromFULL STORY

Miaoli County’s first dog-friendly park to open soon

By Cheng Ming-hsiang and Jonathan Chin

Dongsing Riverside Park (東興河濱公園) is to reopen late next month as Miaoli County’s first-ever dog-friendly park, Toufen Mayor Hsu Ting-chen (徐定禎) said on Monday. Toufen City’s (頭份) population has grown significantly over the past few years, resulting an increased demand for green space, Hsu said. InFULL STORY

Seal-shaped rock could become a natural monument

By Yu Chao-fu and Sherry Hsiao

The Wild Bird Society of Keelung is to apply to have a seal-shaped rock designated a natural monument by the Keelung City Government. The rock, which is in the city’s Badouzih (八斗子) area, has captured attention on social media. The society hopes that by applyingFULL STORY

There are a number of methods to slow Parkinson’s: doctor

By Jake Chung

While Parkinson’s disease is incurable and there are no medications that directly slow its progress, alternative medication, surgery, dietary changes, exercise and music can help, said Chien Chung-yao (簡崇曜), a doctor at National Cheng Kung University Hospital’s neurology department. Citing the case of a person surnamedFULL STORY

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