River City Bangkok is now closed until 30 April 2020 in compliance with Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) effort to limit the spread of COVID-19.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank art lovers and collectors for visiting River City exhibitions, performances and talks, auctions, and antique traders, shopping and dining in the recent years. While we are closed, we would like to provide you access to all the things you have come to love when visiting our art and antique center.
RCB AT HOME, found on our website www.rivercity.com/rcbathome has been created in response to everyone’s need to stay at home during the restrictions of movement and access to public buildings such as River City.
RCB AT HOME is being promoted on social media channels and in the media. We will also be sending out regular emails to those already receiving information about exhibitions, auctions and other activities. We join the many leading museums and galleries worldwide during this trying time. On the RCB AT HOME tab, content is divided into three categories:
By: David Heber, M.D., PhD, FACP, FASN – Chairman, Herbalife Nutrition Institute
The 2019 novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has taken the world by surprise with its highly infectious nature and mortality rate.
What’s most concerning is that while we know that COVID-19 is part of a large family of viruses that include Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV), there are many traits of this virus that we have yet to uncover, such as the dynamics of transmission. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), it could take up to 18 months for the first COVID-19 vaccines to be made publicly available.
Only an approved drug can treat or cure, or prevent the transmission of, COVID-19 and other diseases. In the absence of any vaccine to date, we are left with practical prevention measures, such as maintaining proper hygiene, wearing a mask when necessary, or maintaining social distancing. It may also be useful to keep our bodies strong, so that our immune systems function well.
After all, our immune system is one of the most effective forms of defense against viral infections. There are two categories of immune functions in everyone’s body – the innate immunity which prevents diseases from entering the body and adaptive immunity which eliminates or prevent the growth of pathogens, such as viruses and bacteria, in our body.
However, increasing the body’s immunity is not as straightforward as it sounds. There remains much about the immune system that researchers are still working to understand, but what we do know is the tangible connection between the immune system and nutrition.
McLaren Bangkok, the official importer and distributor of the only supercar in Thailand, held the McLaren Show Case, led by Thanong Leeissaranukul, President of the McLaren Club Thailand invited speed fanatics to show case the latest McLaren GT Luxury Supercar Style Grand Tourer at Gaysorn Village turning the venue as a Formula 1 Racing Simulators for supercar enthusiasts such as Smith Tsoi , ManaTrongkamolthum Vorapat Phornphonprapha and Rasya Saengrit have tried speed through eSport and were welcomed at the event.
PTTEP supports pure alcohol to Chulalongkorn University To make hand sanitizers provided to general public
Mr. Phongsthorn Thavisin (4th from right), President and Chief Executive Officer of PTT Exploration and Production Public Company Limited (PTTEP) supported 5,000 liters of pure alcohol to Professor Bundhit Eua-arporn, Ph.D. (4th from left), President of Chulalongkorn University for making hand sanitizers to be provided to the general public and departments of the university itself to prevent the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). The event was recently organized at the PTTEP Headquarters, the Energy Complex Building.
PTT Exploration and Production Public Company Limited (PTTEP) is honored with the NACC Integrity Awards from the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) for the third time and the second consecutive year.
Organized by the NACC, the 9th NACC Integrity Awards assessed a number of organizations including government agencies, state enterprises, private sector companies, and other legal entities nationwide. PTTEP is among the seven leading organizations, including PTT Public Company Limited, to receive the award this year. The award reflects PTTEP’s constant commitment to stand out as a role model in running the business with efficiency, transparency, high ethical operations, and social responsibility according to corporate governance principles.
The honorable NACC Integrity Awards signify high ethics and unshakeable integrity with regard to operations. The awards recognize organizations for their ethical practices, transparency, anti-corruption as well as their support for human rights and corporate social responsibility.
Unlocks customer insights 5x faster with modern approach to brand management
Qualtrics, the leader in customer experience and creator of the experience management (XM) category, today announced that Thailand’s leading consumer product manufacturer Osotspa Public Company Limited (Osotspa) has selected Qualtrics BrandXM and Qualtrics CoreXM to optimise and accelerate brand growth.
Using the advanced research capabilities supported by Qualtrics, Osotspa will be able to rapidly unlock the in-depth insights it needs to succeed in Thailand and its key markets.
Osotspa, which manufactures a range of non-alcoholic beverages, personal care products, healthcare and confectionery, including M-150, Babi Mild, and Banner, is set to conduct market research 5x faster with Qualtrics CoreXM. The company will also benefit from being able to seamlessly run multiple studies at the same time through a single platform. Experience data (X-data) - the opinions, beliefs, and sentiments of customers - will help Osotspa’s market research team identify growth opportunities in emerging markets and sectors and improve the business impact of marketing engagements.
“After working with Qualtrics, Osotspa has reduced research time through the ability to rapidly listen, understand and act on trustworthy customer insights. We believe that the reduced research time not only provides a critical competitive advantage but also maximizes the allocation of our marketing resources. And as a result, the true benefactors are the customers who will receive improved services and new experiences tailored to their individual needs,” said Wannipa Bhakdibutr, Osotspa’s President.
Tops, Family Mart, and Matsumoto Kiyoshi announce special measures to take care of risk group employees because“every employee is a true hero in this situation, and the company sincerely appreciates them”
In this challenging situation, in addition to safety and hygiene measures to ensure the best service, another priority for the company is to care for its employees’ health and well-being, particularly those who are in the high-risk group. Therefore, the company has announced additional special measures to protect all its employees.
In addition to the measures above, since the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak in Thailand, the company has always prioritized its employees’ health and well-being. The employees receive masks and hand sanitizing gel to protect themselves, because their health is the company’s top priority. The company is committed to ensuring health and safety for all employees, while offering the best service to our customers.
In the time of uncertainty across the globe with the Coronavirus pandemic, misconceptions and false information can often take hold among consumers as many are practicing social distancing and major companies start issuing work-from-home policy.
More important now than ever, maintaining a healthy lifestyle while staying home and selecting information only from credible sources are crucial to our physical and mental well-being. In a way, it is how we can build up our immune system against this novel Coronavirus and stay sane.
A healthy lifestyle at home consists of good diet, sleep, and exercise. More people are making homecooked meals or ordering food online to avoid dining out. Authorities have confirmed that the contagion of the virus remains limited to human-to-human contact. This does not however remove the need to always practise strict personal hygiene in food preparation. The World Health Organisation (WHO) encourages:
Good diet requires proper amount of protein. Apart from meat, alternative protein include tofu, cheese, mushrooms, beans, nuts, and fish. Seafood is believed to be the world’s future source of protein with a more sustainable production that leaves much lower carbon footprint. Among food exporters in Thai market, Norway takes precedence in seafood; particularly Salmon and Fjord Trout which accounted for 87 per cent of THB 5.2 billion importing value in 2019.