Winning number announced
Holders of 17 receipts with the winning number 82885130 are each entitled to claim a NT$10 million (US$329,641) special prize in the January-February uniform invoice lottery, the Ministry of Finance said on Thursday. One winner spent NT$4 on gasoline at a self-service pump in Taichung, the ministry said, adding that another winning invoice was for NT$8 spent on photocopies of documents at a convenience store in Changhua County. The largest invoice among the 17 winners was for NT$1,580 spent on an online purchase of an appliance, it said. The number of special-prize-winning receipts for January-February was the largest in the history of the uniform invoice lottery, the ministry said. However, the actual prize would be about NT$8 million after taxes. Holders of winning receipts can claim their prize money from Thursday next week, the ministry said.
Taiping drills a legal right
The government has the right to conduct exercises on Itu Aba Island (Taiping Island, 太平島) in the South China Sea, an indivisible part of the nation’s territory, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Thursday. The ministry made the statement after a routine drill — conducted by the Coast Guard Administration on Itu Aba from 8am to 9pm daily from Wednesday to yesterday — drew a protest from Vietnam. The ministry said that the Republic of China has irrefutable rights over islands in the South China Sea and their waters based on international and maritime laws. The government is willing to work with relevant countries to promote peace and stability in the South China Sea, based on the principles of putting aside disputes, jointly developing resources and negotiating on an equal footing, an official said.
UNDER INVESTIGATION: Huang’s body was found just outside the bathroom and showed no signs of a struggle, and no alcohol or drugs were found Singer and actor Alien Huang (黃鴻升) was found dead at his home in Taipei’s Beitou District (北投) yesterday. He was 36. Huang was also known by the nickname Xiao Gui (“little ghost”). His body was found when his father went to check on him after being unable to reach him by telephone, and called emergency services to the house at 11am, the Taipei City Police Department said. Huang’s body, which was discovered just outside the bathroom, showed no signs of a physical struggle, and he appeared to have been dead for some time, police said, adding that no drugs or alcohol were
Scooter riders should regularly clean their helmets, especially in summer, to prevent dirt and sweat from accumulating and causing scalp problems, such as hair loss and permanent baldness, a dermatologist has warned. Poor hygiene practices by helmet wearers often lead to scalp problems, such as bacterial folliculitis, tinea capitis and seborrheic dermatitis, Lu Pei-hsuan (呂佩璇) at Chang Gung Memorial Hospital said on Aug 31. The first step to maintain good scalp care is proper hair washing, as shampoo residues can easily cause dandruff and itchy scalps, while improper scratching will cause inflammation, Lu said. The best way to wash your hair is to
CONFIRMED IN PHILIPPINES: The CECC would conduct contact tracing for the migrant workers to determine if they had come into contact with elderly people or children Six Filipinos tested positive for COVID-19 upon returning home from Taiwan, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said yesterday as it reported a case of imported COVID-19 infection, bringing the number of confirmed cases in Taiwan to 500. Philippine authorities reported four of the cases through the National IHR Focal Point, while the other two were reported by the company that they had worked for in Taiwan. The six — five women and one man — are aged from their 20s to 40s, and worked as in-home care workers, domestic workers, factory workers and sailors in Taiwan, said Minister of Health and
INTIMIDATION: Chinese military maneuvers have mostly led to heightened support for Taiwan’s defense forces, while China appears poised to continue its campaign China’s incessant military activities in and near the Taiwan Strait over the past several months are “greater in meaning than in substance,” and are aimed at polarizing Taiwanese society, a researcher said in a report published on Friday. China has attempted to intimidate Taiwan through military threats, while at the same time calling on Taiwanese and US officials to practice restraint, which is aimed at causing a rift between those who prefer resistance against China and those who prefer peace, said Lee Kuan-cheng (李冠成), a researcher at the Institute for National Defense and Security Research. “China’s goal is to obscure public awareness