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- First dengue fatality in Chiang Mai province 2019
A twelve year old boy has lost his battle with dengue.
CityNews – A twelve year old boy has lost his battle with dengue. Chanon Joptu from Fang, died in Nakorn Ping hospital on June 26th. Symptoms appeared seven days before and he was initially treated at a local clinic before being admitted to Fang District hospital. Sadly, his condition continued to worsen and additional complications meant he was transferred to Nakorn Ping hospital where he lost his fight for life.
As the first fatality in Chiang Mai Province in 2019, the Chiang Mai Public Health office has visited Fang to investigate dengue distribution. A team from Nakorn Ping Hospital and the Public Health Office have held community meetings to provide prevention education and carry hold a “Big Clean” day to eradicate mosquito breeding locations.
The Chiang Mai Public Health office has reported 338 cases of dengue between January 1st and June 22 with most cases being reported in Muang, Hot and Com Thong districts.1 July 01 2019https://www.chiangmaicitylife.com/?post_type=news&p=165883
- AIS ACADEMY for THAIs: to the Region to be held in Chiang Mai
This year’s AIS ACADEMY for THAIs: to the Region is to be held in Chiang Mai for the first time.
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CityNews – This year’s AIS ACADEMY for THAIs: to the Region is to be held in Chiang Mai for the first time.
After receiving overwhelmingly positive feedback for the first two AIS ACADEMY for THAIs which were held in Bangkok, This year AIS will continue to open doors of opportunity, not only in capital city but also reaching out to the north and the northeastern, by piloting the mission in Chiang Mai and Khon Kaen.
AIS ACADEMY for THAIs: to the Region will bring participated entrepreneurs a comprehensive know how on business transformation distributed by guest speakers from elite tech companies including Google, Amazon, and Thai Com. The topic will prepare participants for the challenges of digital era and data management for business along with other related topics.
AIS ACADEMY for THAIs: to the Region
July 19th at Shangri-La Hotel Chiang Mai. Free admission
Registration required: https://aisacademyforthais.com/class/1
The post AIS ACADEMY for THAIs: to the Region to be held in Chiang Mai appeared first on Chiang Mai Citylife.27 June 27 2019https://www.chiangmaicitylife.com/?post_type=news&p=165390
- Flash flood warning for the North this week
Citizens are warned to beware of flash floods and mud slides over the coming week.
CityNews – Citizens are warned to beware of flash floods and mud slides over the coming week.
The Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation has released a warning of flash floodx and mud slidex in the northern region of Thailand between June 25th and 29th due to storms and low pressure from Vietnam.26 June 26 2019https://www.chiangmaicitylife.com/?post_type=news&p=165320
- AIS opens the concept of “If we all are networks”
AIS moves forward to build a sustainable living in the digital society through the concept of "If we all are networks" by announcing a big mission "Aunjai Cyber" for Thai children
18 June 2019 : AIS moves forward to build a sustainable living in the digital society through the concept of “If we all are networks” by announcing a big mission “Aunjai Cyber” for Thai children
- Raising the digital knowledge standard with DQ (Digital Quotient)
- Developing an online content system that is filtering inappropriate with the “AIS Secure Net (beta)” and “Google Family Link” made by collaboration with Google.
“Aunjai Cyber” Project aims to create protection campaign, raise awareness and develop an online content system that is filtering inappropriate from the digital world by focusing on 2 aspects: promoting learning and building digital skills (Educator) to create awareness along with developing skills to use digital carefully and protect (Protector) the risk of using the internet through Digital Solutions.
- Raising the digital knowledge standard with DQ (Digital Quotient)
AIS, as a digital learning skills promoter (Digital Educator), is the first and only in Thailand that has imported DQ which is a 360-degree learning kit to develop DQ (Digital Quotient) skills and digital intelligence in all 8 skills for children to build protection in entering into the online world with ability and knowing how to set examples suitable for strangers including using smartphones and tablets that do not affect their health. This learning kit has been recognized and has been used to train skills for children in more than 110 countries around the world, has been translated into 21 languages by 100 partners by starting to expand the results of the creation of digital intelligence DQ (Digital Quotation) into the education sector across the country, including open Portal for learning center for all Thais at schools or institutions that work to help Thai Children to be able to use today at www.ais.co.th/dq
- Developing an online content system that is filtering inappropriate content
AIS as a service provider and network developer that protect against risks (network protector) from inappropriate content.
- Launching AIS Secure Net service (Beta) that helps prevent and filter content on the online world, whether it is websites, texts, images, or videos that are inappropriate from their children. In the first phase, AIS will allow customers to trial the service as a Beta Phase by inviting AIS customers who are interested in using the service to register via the website to become a Pioneer in the trial service amount 10,000 people.
- AIS customers can register since 25 June 2019, and this group of customers will be able to trial the AIS Secure Net service since 4 July 2019 onwards.
- Collaborating with Google to bring Parental Control services through the Google Family Link application to expand to parents who will be able to give advice and take care of the phone usage as well as take care of their children safety easily from the current address by AIS providing on-top internet, allowing customers to take care of their children comfortably.
Mr. Somchai Lertsutiwong, Chief Executive Officer AIS, said, “As a Digital Life Service Provider who is determined to develop Digital Infrastructure for the country, besides the development of services to meet the needs of the customers, we also pay attention to contribute to the growth and development of society, both in terms of creating a balanced and sustainable environment to make every stakeholder grows stronger. Because of the arrival of Digital technology, it has caused impacts and changes from lifestyle, business model, and macro-economic systems, which of course will bring both enormous benefits. At the same time, if improperly used, it can negatively affect society as well, including the impact on the environment from e-waste that if not cultivated knowledge or providing accurate management information, then it will result in dangerous consequences for everyone in the world.”
The phenomenon is obviously reflected through a variety of researches, which in the year 2018, Thai youths aged between 8-12 years have internet usage up to 35 hours per week, which is more than 3 hours average worldwide. And also discover that Thai children lack the skills to use digital carefully, making them vulnerable to the dangers inherent on the internet in 4 forms: Cyberbullying, Access to Pornography, Game Addiction and Being Tricked into Meeting Strangers.
Mr. Somchai Added that “another problem that Thailand is being affected by the coming of technology is the problem of electronic waste. In the year 2018, it was reported that Thais dumped a total of 638,000 tons of hazardous waste up to 65%, and only 83,000 tons of hazardous waste from the community are handled correctly.”
“As a person directly in the digital industry, we aim to be the core of forwarding the power to create change in the development of knowledge for Thai children which will lead to sustainable growth in the digital society, therefore, we have a strong will to devote ourselves to be part of the development of society to be happy from the good environment, and that will bring strength and sustainable growth of the nation through the Digital Platform that will be the Digital Platform of all Thais through the concept of “If we all are networks”.19 June 19 2019https://www.chiangmaicitylife.com/?post_type=news&p=164456
- Payap provides classes for life long education desgined for all ages
Payap University Life Long Learning (LLL) is providing classes taught in English for expatriates and residents interested continuing their life long education. These are non-credit academic courses and lectures designed with seniors in mind, but open to all ages.
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CityNews – Payap University Life Long Learning (LLL) is providing classes taught in English for expatriates and residents interested continuing their life long education. These are non-credit academic courses and lectures designed with seniors in mind, but open to all ages.
Take an Aging Pioneers course to find out what gives you joy and how to expand your imagination and live life more fully. Get to know Tai textiles of Southeast Asia with a guided tour of the Bank of Thailand textile museum, get a gentle introduction to yoga, get a crash course in digital photography, including how to save and edit, take a creative diary writing course, go on a historical tour, or even learn how to garden in the tropics.
These courses start at only 500 baht and can be as short as a one day course, or something you continue to learn for years to come.
Stay active in your old age by joining Payap University Life Long Learning, at https://inter.payap.ac.th/life-long-learning/
The post Payap provides classes for life long education desgined for all ages appeared first on Chiang Mai Citylife.18 June 18 2019https://www.chiangmaicitylife.com/?post_type=news&p=164272
- Farewell Reception for US Consul General Jennifer Harhigh
This Year’s celebration of the US Independence, it’s 243rd anniversary, was bittersweet for many attendees, who also had to say a fond farewell to the US Consul General, Jennifer Harhigh.
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CityNews – This Year’s celebration of the US Independence, it’s 243rd anniversary, was bittersweet for many attendees, who also had to say a fond farewell to the US Consul General, Jennifer Harhigh.
With special guests US Charge d’Affaires, Peter Harmond and his wife Dusadee attending, the event was, for the first time in recent memory, not held at the US Consulate General, but at the @Nimman Convention Centre.
As always, the reception was attended by the governor, mayor, the chief of police, head of the army, deans of various universities and faculties, activists, NGOs, VIP guests and the media.
This annual event aims to cement bonds between the consulate general and Thai partners and organisations with which it works with.
The post Farewell Reception for US Consul General Jennifer Harhigh appeared first on Chiang Mai Citylife.13 June 13 2019https://www.chiangmaicitylife.com/?post_type=news&p=163740
- AIS Serenading its Serenade Members
Celebrating Serenade’s 15th Anniversary - the Ultimate Experience beyond customer care. Receive surprise gifts as we unbox Serenade Day campaign every 15th day of each month from now until year end.
Celebrating Serenade’s 15th Anniversary – the Ultimate Experience beyond customer care. Receive surprise gifts as we unbox Serenade Day campaign every 15th day of each month from now until year end.
12 June 2019: AIS as leader in service excellence making long-lasting admiration among Thais through the concept Always Exclusive, Always on Top that sets the high standard in Thailand’s telecom industry is celebrating AIS Serenade’s 15th anniversary by giving very special treats to thank their valued customers from the bottom of AIS hearts. Say WOW, to Serenade Day campaign including discounts, freebies, and redemptions coming your way starting June 15 and continuing surprises on every 15th of each month until December.
Ms. Bussaya Satirapipatkul, Head of Customer & Services Management at Advanced Info Service Public Limited Company or AIS, explained, “Ever since AIS launched its mobile-network service twenty-nine years ago, we became one of frontline service providers in Thailand to pioneer superior customer services. The launch of AIS Serenade Club at Central Chidlom in 2004 marked the beginning of excellence in customer-care program dedicated to improving customer services and special privileges to best fit lifestyles of Serenade customers. We treat our Serenade customers Always Exclusive, Always on Top and we never stop looking for better ways to serve them. Our rich history in customer experiences has cultivated uncompromising spirit to set the bar high for the Ultimate Experience exclusively for AIS customers.”
From past to present, the number of Serenade customers has been growing consistently every year – now totaled 5.2 million subscribers. Over 40 percent of Serenade usage is located in Bangkok and major cities across the country, with data usage averages 15 GB per month. Serenade customers using 4G smartphone contributes as much as 94 percent.
Three key strengths attributing to Serenade’s success in customer satisfaction are:
a) Customer Obsession. Never stop thinking and creating best services possible with superior offerings.
b) Partner Co-creation. We synergize with partners who have common visions to co-create new customer experiences beyond their expectation.
c) Digital Enabling Services. Implement digital technology in every service dimension to deliver convenience to customers and suit their needs.
These attributes have become Serenade’s trademark – on top of mind of everyone to talk about and remember by from Serenade Club, reserved VIP parking, airport privileges and personal assistance all exceeding other players in the market.
Through many years of accumulated studies on customer behaviors, we have learned that today’s customer preferences can be classified into four major categories:
1) Pre-selected, distinct experiences: For example, personal assistance and reserved VIP parking.
2) Digital Lifestyle: Exclusive Deal featuring special discounts on best-selling smartphones, offering Ultimate Surprizes, monthly campaign to join to get top-hit Gadget.
3) Energized & Inspired Events: Outdoor sports and events to inspire business opportunities.
4) First-hand experiences: Enjoy travelling and food tasting recommended by well-known gurus, ‘Wongnai’ which is the most famous lifestyle platform.
“We believe that our customer insight will help us fulfill their desires in the digital era. With Serenade success comes requests from regular customers who want to experience Serenade services. Hence, AIS accommodates them by designing new offerings so they can be qualified as AIS Serenade customer faster and easier. Interested individuals may combine all AIS payments under the same citizen card number. They can also purchase suggested packages suitable for modern families including mobile service charge, AIS Fibre, and digital content, as well as the Serenade Instant Package. For more details on Serenade packages, please go to my AIS application or log in www.ais.co.th/serenade.”12 June 12 2019https://www.chiangmaicitylife.com/?post_type=news&p=163572
- AIS 1 World’s strongest telecoms brand
AIS has been ranked the number one World's Strongest Telecoms Brand 2019, following research and ranking by Brand Finance, a firm which has studied financial strength, investment, service and potential of global brands.
CityNews – 8th June 2019, AIS has been ranked the number one World’s Strongest Telecoms Brand 2019, following research and ranking by Brand Finance, a firm which has studied financial strength, investment, service and potential of global brands.
Somchai Lertsuthiwongse, CEO of AIS said, “For 29 years now we have continued to develop AIS’s products and services to meet our clients’ needs, creating a sustainable and effective business as a Digital Life Service Provider ready to enhance our national digital infrastructure while being the number one service provider.”
“As Thailand’s only private firm to be recognized by Brand Finance in Thailand, we are very proud of this honour and in knowing that our Brand Strength Index (BSI) sits at 90/100, as well as being the only Thai telecommunications brand to receive the Rating AAA+.”
“We shall continue to strive to strengthen and grow and we feel as though this recognition isn’t just AIS’s only, it is also a testament to the entire Thai digital telecommunications infrastructure on the whole.”
For more info please visit Brand Finance: Telecoms 300 201911 June 11 2019https://www.chiangmaicitylife.com/?post_type=news&p=163368
- Na Niranda wins Asia’s top wedding & honeymoons hotel and resort
NA NIRAND Romantic Boutique Resort has been voted by readers of NOW Travel Asia magazine as Asia's Top Weddings & Honeymoons Hotel & Resort in 2018-2019. See full list of the winners at www.nowtravelasiaawards.com
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NA NIRAND Romantic Boutique Resort has been voted by readers of NOW Travel Asia magazine as Asia’s Top Weddings & Honeymoons Hotel & Resort in 2018-2019. See full list of the winners at www.nowtravelasiaawards.com
The post Na Niranda wins Asia’s top wedding & honeymoons hotel and resort appeared first on Chiang Mai Citylife.10 June 10 2019https://www.chiangmaicitylife.com/?post_type=news&p=163285
- Over 26,000 dengue cases recorded in Thailand in five months!
Recorded Dengue cases nearly double of 2018.
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CityNews – Recorded dengue cases nearly double of 2018.
According a 5 June report from the Department of Disease Control (DDC), there have been 26,430 cases of dengue in just over five months with 41 fatalities. This is 1.8 times the rate of 2018 for the same time period.
The DDC reveals that the southern region has the highest rate (46.78 per 100,000 people) followed by central, north-eastern and the northern region. The highest number of patients are between 5 and 14 years old.
Of the 2,885 cases recorded in the northern region, 240 are from people in Chiang Mai but so far, without reported fatalities.
Make sure you are taking steps to limit your risk of contracting Dengue.
The post Over 26,000 dengue cases recorded in Thailand in five months! appeared first on Chiang Mai Citylife.7 June 07 2019https://www.chiangmaicitylife.com/?post_type=news&p=162962