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When you decide to gift a watch to someone close to your heart, it is more than just a symbol of your love and undying affection for them. Every single movement of the hand beneath the watch glass is a gentle reminder of the treasure that is time, and symbolic of the time that you have spent with the person. And nothing quite expresses your heart’s desire other than a specially chosen timepiece from the vast Rolex watches collection placed carefully in the gift box, waiting to be unwrapped.
The often used phrase ‘timeless beauty’ fits seamlessly with a Rolex, unlike with any other watch brand. It is, therefore, only right that you gift one to the ones that hold the highest regard in your life: your family. Whether it is your mother’s birthday, your parents’ wedding anniversary, your brother’s first day at the office, or your sister’s graduation day, you can seal the occasion forever by gifting them stunning timepieces from Rolex watch collections that compliment them perfectly.
If you’re worried where you would find that perfect Rolex timepiece in India, then you’d be glad to know that world class retailers like Ethos Watch Boutiques have stores located across the country with the most popular watches from Rolex. But, before you head to the store, here’s a quick heads up on which Rolex watch to gift which family member:
The Datejust 41 for Your Father
Wrought from antiquity, the Rolex Datejust is one of the most recognizable watches in the world. This instant classic has transcended time and trends, and remains as evergreen as ever, just like your father. Don’t be surprised when your father recognizes the timepiece which retains all the famous Rolex design elements in a new avatar. The gold and steel combine harmoniously as a true Rolex signature called Rolesor. This feature has been on Rolex watches since the 1930s, and is a true salute to every father’s love for the vintage. The distinctive blue dial and 18 Ct hour markers are nod to royalty, and the trademark Oyster bracelet can be adjusted by approximately 5 mm for added comfort. For a man as timeless as your father, the Datejust 41 comes equipped with the new generation calibre 3235 movement for unmatched performance.
The Cosmograph Daytona for Your Brother
The unabashedly gorgeous Rolex Cosmograph Daytona will definitely find its worthy suitor in the wrist of your brother. Introduced in 1963 as a high performance watch for professional racing drivers, the Daytona chronograph is fashioned as a supremely cool and sophisticated timepiece that instantly elevates its wearer’s look. Its utterly masculine aura fits well with your brother’s charismatic temperament, and will undoubtedly be a great conversation starter for him. The modern tachymetric scale on the bezel combines effortlessly with 18 Ct yellow gold, and the champagne-and-black coloured iconic dial instantly casts a mysterious aura on the watch. Let your brother be a trendsetter with the stunning Oysterflex bracelet which has a super-elastic metal blade at its core. The brilliantly engineered chronographic mechanism is equipped with a 4130 calibre movement and the ability to measure average speeds up to 400 km/hr.
The Pearlmaster 39 for Your Mother
Your mother is undoubtedly the crown jewel of the family, and for that, she deserves nothing less than the Pearlmaster 39. Perhaps the best Rolex jewellery watch, the Pearlmaster 39 brings a strong feminine design aesthetic to the timepiece with its delicate curves and dazzling dials richly studded with diamonds, sapphires or rubies. The Everose gold in this model is a patented pink gold alloy of Rolex that imparts a unique aura to the watch in its 18 Ct form, and won’t go amiss with the tenderness of a mother’s love and affection. The most striking aspect of this treasured watch is the alignment of meticulously-placed diamond stones all across the dial and the bracelet that casts a spell of enchantment on the wearer. The trademark Cyclops lens for the date, and the utterly precise 3235 calibre movement ensure that the performance of the watch is not compromised. Once gifted to your mother, the Pearlmaster 39 can easily go on to become a treasured family heirloom in the future.
The Lady Datejust 28 for Your Sister
One of the best Rolex watches in India for women, the Lady Datejust 28 is a sensuously chic and unimaginably beautiful timepiece, just like your beloved sister. Another marvellous creation that comes from the antique Datejust collection, this Lady Datejust 28 has an arresting aubergine 18 Ct gold dial that is sure to turn heads whenever in sight. The elegant performance of the watch, as justified by its precise 2236 movement, is a compliment to your sister’s grace and intelligence, and goes well with beauty of this timepiece that almost always conjures a long line of admirers. Another feature of the watch is the 5-piece link metal Jubilee bracelet that will slide ever so gracefully on your sister’s delicate wrist.
Over the last one-and-a-half-year, people have been vocal about both mental and physical health in relationships. Even while miles away from one another, people kept checking on the health and well-being of their loved ones. However, one issue, i.e., breast cancer has been affecting women throughout the world, and it still needs much more focus and attention.
According to the World Health Organization, in 2020 itself, there were 2.3 million women diagnosed with breast cancer in the world. A report published by National Cancer Registry Programme (NCRP) estimates that breast cancer cases are likely to increase by nearly 20 per cent. Throughout the world, the tenth month of the year is recognized as the month of "Pink October" to raise awareness about breast cancer. The month should also be a celebration of encouraging the women in our lives to take the first step in this journey of staying in "Pink of Health". happen, an international dating app, conducted an in-app survey to understand how Indians discuss health issues like breast cancer with their partners. The survey gave a glimpse of whether health issues are impacting the life and relationships of singles.
41 per cent of users are not aware of examinations related to women's health
Forty-one per cent of users shared that they did not encourage the women in their life (mother, sister, friend, etc.) to go for checkups for issues related to health. Sixteen per cent of the respondents confessed that they did not remind women in their life to take examinations for their own health. It is important to note that regular self-examination is likely to detect breast lumps early. One in eight women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. If it is detected in time, it will be cured in nine out of 10 cases.
41 per cent of users are not aware of examinations related to women's health. | Photo by Unsplash
49 per cent of users said, "Breast Cancer is not an impediment when in love"
A disease like breast cancer is likely to affect the confidence and self-esteem of women who are diagnosed with the same. With the change in the body, they might feel scared, less confident, and unloved at times. However, when questioned if breast cancer can be a deal-breaker for men, 49 per cent of them shared that it is not a problem.
When questioned if breast cancer can be a deal-breaker for men, 49 per cent of them shared that it is not a problem. | Photo by Angiola Harry on Unsplash
55 per cent believe talking about physical and mental health is no longer a stigma
The past year provided users with an opportunity to be open about their health issues--both mental and physical. Fifty-five per cent of users agreed that they are comfortable talking about such issues even when they still explore the relationship. Thus, establishing how the new generation is not shying away from breaking the taboo and stigmas around the notion of keeping one's health issues secret.
Fifty-five per cent of users agreed that they are comfortable talking about such issues even when they still explore the relationship. | Photo by Unsplash
40 per cent of users believe that a couple's everyday life can be affected by some health problems
A minimal headache can disrupt our whole routine for the day, so relationships are bound to be impacted by the health problems of our partner. Users shared that health issues can bring a little bit of tension and worry in the relationship with their partners. Health issues can be overwhelming for couples; thus, it becomes essential to voice your concerns to your partner. Sharing what you feel will provide you with clarity and make your partner your biggest support system. (IANS/ MBI)
Keywords: Indians, women health, relationship, breast cancer, mental health, examinations
One of the world's largest oil producers, Saudi Arabia, announced Saturday it aims to reach "net zero" greenhouse gas emissions by 2060, joining more than 100 countries in a global effort to try and curb man-made climate change.
The announcement, made by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in brief scripted remarks at the start of the kingdom's first-ever Saudi Green Initiative Forum, was timed to make a splash a little more than a week before the start of the global COP26 climate conference being held in Glasgow, Scotland.
Although the kingdom will aim to reduce its emissions, Prince Mohammed said the kingdom would do so through a so-called "Carbon Circular Economy" approach. That approach focuses on still unreliable carbon capture and storage technologies over efforts to actually reduce global reliance on fossil fuels. The announcement only pertains to Saudi Arabia's efforts within its national borders and does not impact its continued aggressive investment in oil and exporting its fossil fuels to Asia and other regions.
"The transition to net zero carbon emissions will be delivered in a manner that preserves the kingdom's leading role in enhancing the security and stability of global energy markets, particularly considering the maturity and availability of technologies necessary to manage and reduce emissions," a statement by the Saudi Green Initiative forum said.
The kingdom's oil and gas exports form the backbone of its economy, despite efforts to diversify away from reliance on fossil fuels for revenue.
The global summit COP26 starting Oct. 31 will draw heads of state from across the world to try and tackle global warming and its challenges. It is being described as "the world's last best chance "to prevent global warming from reaching dangerous levels. The summit is expected to see a flurry of new commitments from governments and businesses to reduce their emissions of greenhouse gases.
Leaked documents first reported by the BBC emerged Thursday showing how Saudi Arabia and other countries, including Australia, Brazil and Japan, are apparently trying to water down an upcoming U.N. science panel report on global warming. The documents are purportedly evidence of the way in which some governments' public support for climate action is undermined by their efforts behind closed doors.
Saudi Arabia has pushed back against the recommendation that fossil fuels be urgently phased out of the energy sector. Instead, the kingdom is touting, thus enabling nations to continue burning fossil fuels by sucking the resulting emissions out of the atmosphere, according to Greenpeace, which obtained the documents.
The kingdom repeatedly seeks to have the report's authors delete references to the need to phase out fossil fuels, as well as the panel's conclusion that there is a "need for urgent and accelerated mitigation actions at all scales," according to the leaked documents
Earlier this month, the United Arab Emirates - another major Gulf Arab energy producer - announced it too would join the "net zero" club of nations with a target to reach net-zero emissions by 2050.
The UAE did not announce specifics on how it will reach this target but said its Ministry of Climate Change and Environment would work with the energy, economy, industry, infrastructure, transport, waste, agriculture and other sectors on the government's strategies and policies to achieve net zero by 2050.
The UAE says it is home to three of the largest solar facilities in the world and is the first country in the Middle East to deploy nuclear power. (VOA/RN)
Keywords: UAE, Oil Producer, Carbon Economy, COP26, Saudi Arabia
Apple has updated its App Store rules to allow developers to contact users directly about payments, a concession in a legal settlement with companies challenging its tightly controlled marketplace.
According to App Store rules updated Friday, developers can now contact consumers directly about alternate payment methods, bypassing Apple's commission of 15 or 30%.
They will be able to ask users for basic information, such as names and e-mail addresses, "as long as this request remains optional", said the iPhone maker.
Apple proposed the changes in August in a legal settlement with small app developers.
But the concession is unlikely to satisfy firms like "Fortnite" developer Epic Games, with which the tech giant has been grappling in a drawn-out dispute over its payments policy.
Epic launched a case aiming to break Apple's grip on the App Store, accusing the iPhone maker of operating a monopoly in its shop for digital goods or services.
In September, a judge ordered Apple to loosen control of its App Store payment options, but said Epic had failed to prove that antitrust violations had taken place.
For Epic and others, the ability to redirect users to an out-of-app payment method is not enough: it wants players to be able to pay directly without leaving the game.
Both sides have appealed.
Apple is also facing investigations from US and European authorities that accuse it of abusing its dominant position. (VOA/RN)
Keywords: Apple, App store, Epic, Games