Test result for the certificate of the Taiwanese language proficiency exam can be searched on-line from 9:00 a.m. today. The exam is categorized into six levels in accordance with the scores. The Ministry of Education points out there are 51 test takers in between the ages of 11 and 20 reaching the high-intermediate level this year, and these people will become the seed to pass on the linguistic culture of the Taiwanese language. In addition, 695 test takers whose profession is teacher reach the high-intermediate level. For those who would like to re-examine their exam result, they can do so before 26 Dec.
Yesterday, the Cultural Affairs Department of the New Taipei City held an activity to express their gratitude to the cultural volunteers. Among all the volunteers, Chang, Ri-ho (張日河), 83 years old, the oldest volunteer from the Xinzhuang Culture and Arts Center, says that the most meaningful thing is to contribute to the society. He suggests those who visit the art exhibitions, on the other hand, do not need to listen to the audio tour first. It is more fun to look around, choose their favorite pieces and then appreciate them deeply by the audio introductions.
Lung cancer is the number one killer among the top ten cancers over here in Taiwan. Ke, jeng chang, (柯政昌) Chief Surgeon of Chest from the National Taiwan University Hospital Hsinchu Branch expresses that the early stage of lung cancer has no symptoms. When patients’ symptoms such as coughing, chest stuffy, chest pain, bone ache and so on appear, 80% of them are already at the terminal stage with only 10% can be operated. Therefore, if symptoms like abnormal coughing, phlegm, as well as breathing and the decrease of body weight, etc appear, such people are recommended to perform medical examinations at the hospitals as soon as possible.
The Ministry of Transportation and Communication expressed yesterday that the Taiepi MRT from Daqiaotou and Fu Jen University station on the Xinzhuang line’s final examination work was finished. The examination crew mentions 18 items needed to be improved. Four of them must be improved before the MRT operates officially. These include the depletion of construction waste on the pathway and exits, English translation for the routes and graphics, evacuation guide and the insufficient amount of certain directions. Only after these four flaws are mended and approved can the date of operation of this line be finalized.
According to the latest report in the American Journal of Public Health, the medical research discovers that if the food is labeled with “It requires a few minutes’ jogging to consume the calories consumed,” instead of the mere calories indication, then the teenagers would refrain from purchasing beverage added with sugar. Associate professor Sara Bleich from Johns Hopkins University points out that although this research is aimed at African-American teenagers, the result shows when messages are delivered in an explicit way, then the message can reach satisfactory results among different age or ethnic groups.