A. Anything I missed? 我沒聽說的新聞呢?
A lot of news gets by me. A lot of news also gets by the major news outlets. If there's a recent happening that YOU think is important, let me know and I'll try to include it here. 有很多新聞我沒注意到. 還有很多新聞登不上各大報. 你如果知道某些重要的新聞但是在這裡找不到, 請告訴我, 我會試著放進這篇文章中.
B. Local News 地區新聞
A new baseball field was opened in Fengtian, Taitung City. The local councilwoman has stated that management of this field will never be handed over to the Taitung Bureau of Education. Given what they've done to the Flowing Lake, I applaud her statement. 台東市豐田地區的棒壘球場啟用. 台東議長表示球場 "絕不能給教育處管理." 我想到教育處 "管理" 活水湖的方式就覺得議長說得沒錯.
Kaohsiung's garbage incinerator is undergoing yearly maintenance, so for the time being Taitung's garbage will not be sent over there. 高雄的焚化廠歲修, 所以暫停代燒台東的垃圾.
The "Science Car," a type of moving classroom which circles Taiwan via the railway, will stop in Guanshan and Taitung City. "科學列車," 一種環島列車式的教室, 之後會停關山站跟台東站.
Taitung's Agricultural Leisure Areas won an award for their improvements. 台東休閒農業區再進化在評鑑中獲得佳績.
Due to the reduced number of tourists from Mainland China, many local hotels are in trouble. But is this really President Tsai Ying-wen's fault? Or did they just build too many hotels? 因為大陸客的人數減少, 台東地區大飯店的生意很差. 這真是總統蔡英文的錯嗎? 還是他們蓋太多大飯店了?
After local garbage is incinerated in Kaohsiung, it is often returned here as a fill used in construction sites. Some local residents are concerned about the safety of this practice, and are discussing whether or not the use of this fill should be continued. 台東垃圾在高雄焚燒之後, 再從高雄運再生粒料回台東在工程中使用. 很多縣民擔心利用這些粒料的安全性, 是否該繼續使用這些原料.
And that new baseball field in Fengtian? There are plans to build other such fields around the County. Local soccer fans are protesting, however, that there are enough baseball fields already. They think the County should invest in more soccer fields instead. 豐田的棒壘球場呢? 縣政府計畫還要在各地蓋其他的棒壘球場, 可是足球界表示棒壘球場已經夠了, 現在需要的是足球場.
Speaking of sports, did you know that Taitung hosted the National Dodgeball Championships last week? Kids from elementary and junior high schools all over Taiwan took part. 運動方面還有其他的消息. 上禮拜台東主辦全國躲避球賽. 每個縣市都有國中小學生參賽.
Taiwan's Bureau of Education has been discouraging teachers from using "physical punishment" as a means of correcting students' behavior. And yet a teacher from outside the County did just that in front of the Taitung Train Station recently. If you refer to the link below, you can see the students standing with their arms raised near the entrance. 台灣教育部要求教師不得體罰, 可是最近台東車站前有外縣市某國小教師做這種事. 要學生在台東火車站前高舉雙手半小時左右.
During the summer there will be more flights between Taitung and Hong Kong. Tourists from Hong Kong and Macao bring a lot of money into the area. Maybe those bus advertisements paid off? 這個夏天飛台東, 香港的航班將增加. 從香港, 澳門來玩台東的觀光客會在這裡大量消費! 可能之前在香港的叮叮車的外觀廣告產生效益了?
There have been 15 cases of scrub typhus in Taitung. If you have a particularly troublesome insect bite, and are suffering from fever, headaches, muscle pain, or stomach complaints, you might just have scrub typhus. 台東今年已經有15例恙蟲病. 如果你被蟲咬的傷口很嚴重, 並且伴隨發燒, 頭痛肌肉疼痛, 或是肚子不舒服, 有可能是感染了恙蟲病.
The chairman of the KMT arrived in Taitung, and various development strategies were discussed. Among the topics introduced was a 300 km bike trail from Taitung to Hualien. 國民黨的主席候選人在台東縣議會討論台東發展潛力, 這當中也提到花東300公里自行車道.
At the same time, several local fishermen showed up at the Taitung County Council, protesting restrictions on the use of harpoon guns. 同時在縣議會有很多漁民出席反對魚槍管制.
A local association is helping homeless people get haircuts and a fresh change of clothes. This is done to help them find employment. 人安基金會幫助街友理髮, 另外提供他們新衣服穿. 基金會以這樣的方式提升街友找工作的機會.
An aluminum shack caught on fire. No one was killed or injured. 鐵皮屋發生火災, 無人傷亡.
Have you seen the yellow and white rental bikes around town? They're called "oBikes," and some complain that they are often left in places where they interfere with traffic. 你有沒有在路邊看過黃色跟白色的出租單車? 它們叫oBikes. 有的縣民抱怨這種單車被亂停放影響交通.
C. It is Hot. 天氣很熱
It's summer. It's Taitung. It's hot. It will also continue to be hot for some time. Instead of complaining about it, maybe it's better to think of something more pleasant to talk about. 夏天到了. 我們台東天氣很熱. 以後也會繼續很熱. 不要一直抱怨天氣熱. 可以想些較愉快的事來討論!
And no, it's not necessarily global warming. Taitung was always hot in May. Taitung will probably always be hot in May. So settle in, make yourself as comfortable as possible, and try not to dwell on the fact that yes, it's hot. 不一定是世界變暖的關係. 台東五月的天氣原來很熱. 今年的五月大概會一樣熱. 所以放心, 讓自己舒服一點. 試著不讓天氣影響你的心情.
Related Entries 相關的文章:
What's Going on in Taitung County's Police Bureaus 台東縣警察分局最近發生的事
What's Going on with the Taitung City, Township, and Municipality Offices 台東市,鄉,鎮公所最近動向
What's Going on with the Taitung County Government 台東縣政府最近動向
What's Going on in Taitung 3 台東最近發生的事 3