The Chang-Hua County launched a books collection competition and obtained an impressive three hundred and thirty thousand books in just two month, which is roughly equivalent to three years of budget for books purchase. The county will continue this project and pair it up with a reading promotion plan to knit libraries, community reading centers, schools, education, and individuals closely together. The county wishes to proceed with this plan and see its effects take form in the Chang-Hua County.
The premier of the Executive Yuan Yiang Yi Hua stated in a Yuan meeting that Dengue fever is now very active. Cases of Dengue fever in Taiwan come primarily from Kaoshiung City and the infected number has been on the rise. Considering the recent gas explosion incident and the heavy monsoons in the area, the work to prevent Dengue fever from spreading cannot be emphasized less. Thus, the premier has agreed to the additional 30 million dollars budget proposed by the Ministry of Health and Welfare to fight the fever.
The New Taipei City Library is now giving a “Real-life Person Library” service. Readers can not only borrow books from today onwards but also borrow a “person”. If you make a reservation, you can meet and learn about great people face to face and explore their life. As of right now, there are seven people available for reservation, including Taiwan bank note artist Sung Wen Shiung, origami master Lee Huang Chang, handicapped entertainment band member Guo Wei Chi and others. This service has to be reserved, and after a reservation is made, the library will arrange for a time that lasts around 30 minutes each visit.
To promote the sale of Moon Festival products made by the physically or mentally handicapped, the Department of Social Welfare of Tainan City hosted a media conference to help them promote their products. The city mayor said that “paying it forward” brings the most happiness and he calls for the combined effort of people and companies to support underprivileged groups with action. While enjoying the Moon Festival snacks, you can also enjoy the joy of lending a helping hand.
Based on research, one third of all the diabetes patients in Taiwan have had low blood sugar symptoms in the past half-year. Doctors reminded the elderly, patients using traditional treatment, and people like drivers who can’t eat on schedule to get into the habit of eating on time and checking the blood sugar rate from time to time. Also, they must understand the symptoms of low blood sugar so that when accidents do happen; there can be an immediate reaction.
Computer experts say that the Internet is now heavily used but it is lacking enough space to accommodate all the traffic, making lags and freezes more and more common. On Tuesday, England had a major Internet breakdown and many transactions were unable to be processed because many people cannot access the Internet. The auction website eBay was also shut down on that day, causing major complaints from its clients. To our understanding, the problem occurred in the router. Professor Lyte of Oxford Internet Academy said that before we develop new routers with considerably stronger and faster memory and processing power, we would meet all kinds of problem when surfing the Internet.