Heavy rains expected in west
Significant rainfall can be expected across Taiwan during the next seven days due to a weather front and southwesterly currents, the Central Weather Bureau said yesterday. Especially residents in the western parts of the nation should prepare for heavy or extremely heavy rain from Wednesday, with 80mm to 200mm of accumulation in 24 hours, bureau forecaster Lin Po-tung (林伯東) said. The front and southwesterly winds are to affect Taiwan until the Dragon Boat Festival on Monday, he said.
YouBike coming to Miaoli
The popular YouBike bicycle sharing service is soon to be available in Miaoli County, with the first 10 automated rental stations to be installed by the end of this month, the county’s Public Works Department said on Monday. The stations are to be at Miaoli Railway Station, Miaoli County Public Library, the Miaoli City Office, National Miaoli Senior High School and National Miaoli Agricultural and Industrial Vocational High School, among other locations. Bikes can be rented for NT$10 (US$0.33) per 30 minutes.
Taipei nabs 180 for fraud
Taipei police from Monday to Friday last week launched a massive crackdown on telecom fraud, arresting 180 suspects in 89 cases, the Taipei Police Department said on Monday. Police also seized 34 cellphones and NT$2.04 million in cash, police told a news conference. The department estimates that there were 422 victims, with monetary losses totaling NT$149.76 million. The suspects and seized evidence have been turned over to prosecutors for further investigation on charges of telecom fraud.
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
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
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