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Taipei Times (Taiwan) 09/18/2020 12:37
Let’s get one thing straight: I have never liked the name Ironman. Maybe it sounded good in 1970s Hawaii when endorphin-fueled athletes with military backgrounds argued who were fitter, swimmers or runners. Or perhaps cyclists, someone else had chimed in. There was only one way to settle it: They would combine the 2.4 mile (3.9km) Waikiki Roughwater Swim with 112 miles (180km) of the Around-Oahu Bike Race and the 26.2 mile (42.2km) Honolulu Marathon into a single one-day event. Whoever won would be known as the Iron Man. That I don’t like the name doesn’t stop me from participating, however. Nor from attempting.
Taipei Times (Taiwan) 09/18/2020 12:37
The annals of science brim with researchers who pushed the boundaries of sense and good taste in a laudable quest for knowledge. With the unveiling of the 30th annual Ig Nobel awards, another case shall be added. To test the validity of a story in a work of ethnographic literature, Metin Eren, an anthropologist at Kent State University in Ohio, made a knife from his frozen feces. He then set about butchering an animal hide, an endeavor that ended in failure. “It’s an honor to be recognized,” Eren said, before the ceremony in which he was honored for his work on Thursday.
Taipei Times (Taiwan) 09/18/2020 12:36
Saudi Arabia likely has enough mineable uranium ore reserves to pave the way for the domestic production of nuclear fuel, according to confidential documents seen by the Guardian . Details of the stocks are contained in reports prepared for the kingdom by Chinese geologists, who have been scrambling to help Riyadh map its uranium reserves at breakneck speed as part of their nuclear energy cooperation agreement. The disclosure will intensify concerns about Riyadh’s interest in an atomic weapons program. The survey report describes how geologists worked all year round despite blistering summer heat to identify reserves that could produce more than 90,000 tonnes of.
Taipei Times (Taiwan) 09/18/2020 12:36
Online food delivery platforms have seen explosive growth in Taiwan this year, helped by business opportunities related to the COVID-19 pandemic, company executives said at a digital commerce conference in Taipei yesterday. When the threat of COVID-19 kept people from going out to eat, more people experimented with ordering food deliveries online, Foodpanda Taiwan Co Ltd (富胖達) operations director Nick Yu (余岳勳) said. Foodpanda started operations in Taiwan in 2012. "We experienced 5,000 percent growth in the past 24 months," Yu said.
Taipei Times (Taiwan) 09/18/2020 12:36
Taiwan’s Hsieh Su-wei and Barbora Strycova of the Czech Republic on Thursday cruised into the quarter-finals of the women’s doubles at the Internazionali BNL d’Italia by handing their Japanese opponents a rare "double bagel," a feat matched by US Open losing finalist Victoria Azarenka in the women’s singles. Top seeds Hsieh and Strycova took just 49 minutes to see off the challenge of Japanese duo Nao Hibino and Makoto Ninomiya 6-0, 6-0 on the clay courts at the Foro Italico in Rome. The Taiwanese-Czech duo saved both break points they faced and converted six of 14, winning 62 percent of their first.
Taipei Times (Taiwan) 09/18/2020 12:35
The government is not making a trade-off by importing US pork containing residues of ractopamine in exchange for a US trade agreement, Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) said yesterday, adding that the authorities would impose strict checks to ensure food safety. Su made the remarks during an interpellation session at the Legislative Yuan, during which he presented a report at the request of legislators outlining regulations to loosen restrictions on importing US pork containing the leanness-enhancing additive, which are to go into effect on Jan. 1 next year. The report also included measures for inspection of the meat, labeling standards and strict compliance.
Solopos.com (Indonesia) 09/18/2020 12:35
Solopos.com, JAKARTA — Menko Maritim dan Investasi Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan blak-blakan berbicara keras saat mengadakan konferensi pers virtual terkait Penanganan Covid-19 di Sembilan Provinsi, Jumat (18/9/2020) sore. Dia tegaskan mengklaim bahwa pembuat kebijakan juga memiliki otak. “Kami juga punya otak!” tegasnya. Sergahan itu ia tujukkan kepada sejumlah pihak yang acap kali bersuara lantang mengkritik upaya […]. .
Taipei Times (Taiwan) 09/18/2020 12:35
Large parts of Europe yesterday geared up for broad new restrictions to stop COVID-19, after infections worldwide topped 30 million and the WHO warned of “alarming rates of transmission.”Britain is limiting gatherings and France is set to roll out new curbs for major cities as governments across the continent battle fresh spikes of the disease. More than 943,000 people have died from COVID-19 since it first emerged in China late last year, according to an Agence France-Presse tally, with Europe accounting for more than 200,000. WHO Europe Director Hans Kluge said that a surge this month “should serve as a wake-up call”
O Globo (Brazil) 09/18/2020 12:32
RIO — Após o avião que levava a comitiva presidencial para Sinop, Mato Grosso, arremeter por pouca visibilidade provocada pelas queimadas na região, o presidente Jair Bolsonaro voltou a causar aglomeração durante agenda oficial pelo país. Ao desembarcar, Bolsonaro cumprimentou apoiadores aglomerados no aeroporto em busca de um aperto de mão. Sem máscara, Bolsonaro segurou crianças no colo, que também não faziam uso do equipamento de proteção, e até um cachorro, que chegou ao colo do presidente depois de passar pelos apoiadores. Veja :. Bolsonaro também fará agenda em Sorriso, onde participará, ainda nesta sexta-feira, de um ato de entrega de Títulos de Propriedade Rural e o Lançamento Simbólico do Plantio de Soja. Mais cedo, ele participou,
SvD (Sweden) 09/18/2020 12:31
Guatemalas president Alejandro Giammattei har insjuknat i covid-19, meddelar han i en intervju med en lokal radiokanal. – Resultatet från coronavirustestet var positivt, säger 64-årige Giammattei utan att avslöja om han har några symtom. Den 64-årige presidenten tillägger att han planerar att hålla ett tal till nationen senare under fredagen.

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